This past week saw the release of the long-awaited and highly-anticipated game Cuphead, a classic run-and-gun action game, developed and published by StudioMDHR Entertainment, focused on a “boss rush” style of battle system (i.e., not a lot of “levels with a boss at the end”; with few exceptions, like the “run-and-gun” test levels to hone your skills, you start almost every level by immediately fighting the boss). What that concept may be interesting, the next eye-grabbing aspect of Cuphead is it’s visual style, being heavily inspired by 1930’s cartoons, with the visuals and audio being painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, including traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. With Cuphead’s structure and audio/visual style being huge draws to the game, the third element that adds to this game’s charm is its difficulty, which is able to find that fine balance of being challenging without being frustrating. And yeah, Cuphead WILL INDEED test your hand/eye coordination, timing, and muscle-memory.
Continue reading “Cuphead” Is Constantly Punishing Me and I LOVE IT!
This new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 stars a new character named Arthur Morgan and is set before the events of the first game. The trailer features a younger Dutch and his group of outlaws, including the new protagonist Arthur. If you recall from the original Red Dead Redemption, Dutch was the leader of a gang that included that game’s main protagonist John Marston, as well as the man he was chasing, Bill Williamson. It’s probably a safe bet to assume both John and Bill will be in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t have a solid release date, but is slated for a Spring 2018 release window for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Fantastic news! Announced earlier this morning from the BBC after today’s Men’s Final at Wimbledon, actress Jodie Whittaker will be the first woman in Doctor Who’s 54-year history to be cast for the show’s title role. Whittaker is best known for her recent role as Beth Latimer in crime drama Broadchurch and from Attack the Block (alongside John Boyega). More details could come in as soon as San Deigo Comic-Con begins, so stay tuned and ALLONS-Y!!
Oh, the Apple IIc; a classic personal computer from back in the day. It was released in 1984 as the compact (which is what the “c” stood for) device which was essentially a complete Apple II computer setup (without the display and power supply) squeezed into a small notebook-sized housing. Even though it was discontinued in 1988, many enthusiasts have continued to find new and interesting uses for the Apple IIc (like with MANY other devices no longer in-production). For example, this shot-by-shot trailer remake of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is ONE of those interesting things Continue reading The Apple IIc; Great for Gaming, Greater for remaking ‘Star Wars’ trailers…
The new teaser trailer for the upcoming eighth mainline Star Wars film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” was just released today during the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. The trailer seems to hint at, among some other things, Rey’s Jedi training action, Finn recovering from his injuries from the prior film, some more space battles, more of Kylo Ren being emo, and a darker side of Luke Skywalker.
“Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” opens in theaters on December 15th, 2017.
Holy crap, this movie comes out in ONLY TWO MORE MONTHS?!?! AND Logan comes out THIS FRIDAY?!? AND Power Rangers in THREE WEEKS?!? AND Ghost in the Shell THE WEEK AFTER?!? Jeezus! Anyway, last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chris Pratt stopped by to introduce a tease trailer — for the actual, full-length second trailer — for the upcoming theatrical addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and sequel to the surprise summer hit of 2014), Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. Once again, the universe needs saving and there’s no one more suited to the job than Marvel’s ragtag group of misfits.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, directed by James Gunn, hits theaters on May 5.
Hugh Jackman is reprising his role as Wolverine for the film, Logan, directed by James Mangold, however unlike previous Wolverine appearances, Jackman won’t be buffed up and ready to fight. This film is based on an eight-issue arc that ran in the main Wolverine series created by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven between 2008 and 2009 called Old Man Logan, featuring a version of a nomadic, older, less ferocious version of Wolverine, who’s suffering from chronic back pain and diminishing healing abilities.
Logan hits theaters on March 3rd, 2017.
Officially announced only this past Monday morning (after teasing up this past Sunday, then another image on Monday), Rockstar Games, the developers and the creators of Grand Theft Auto 5 and the original Red Dead Redemption, officially announced the long-awaited sequel of the latter title, Red Dead Redemption 2, and that it would be released next fall on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Continue reading The First Trailer for ‘Red Dead Redemption 2,’ coming Fall 2017
Formerly referred to as the Nintendo NX, this morning Nintendo revealed a trailer for their upcoming new home console, the Nintendo Switch. According to the press release,
“Today’s video incorporated short glimpses of representative gameplay to demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming system. Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics, will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.”
Continue reading The Nintendo Switch, coming March 2017
Here’s your first quick look at Scarlett Johansson in the new Ghost in the Shell movie, and rather than the type of trailers we get today that TRY TO SPOIL THE WHOLE GOD-DANGED THING, these are actually five tiny trailers, each running around 10-15 seconds. Enjoy this playlist version of these five clips so they can easily roll into each other. Ghost in the Shell is scheduled for release on March 31st, 2017.