Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR~!!! Thank You 2014... And welcome 2015~!


For the last post of 2014... And welcome 2015!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Modder makes Hideo Kojima "playable" in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

So... What would happen in Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima was actually made into the "hero" of a Metal Gear Solid game?



Well fans and modders wondered just the same, and with the man's character model appearing in "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain", they went right to work in creating a "playable Kojima instead of Snake" (actually swapping character models).

Thanks to Kotaku and YouTube user Adrien DS, here's the gameplay video to tell the tale.


Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes - Play as Hideo Kojima by Adrien DS

Monday, December 29, 2014

Ant-Man: First promotional art banner poster appears online


With so much to look forward to in the coming year, fans of Marvel and its Marvel Cinematic Universe are still expecting news on the very first trailer for their upcoming new solo hero film after Avengers: Age of Ultron in "Ant-Man", which comes out in July 2015.

Via Comic Book Movie.com, the first promotional art banner poster has surfaced online, and features the titular hero along with his adversary, Yellowjacket. Other than that, no additional details on the trailer was given out. For more on the story, visit the source post at CBM.

Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed, will be released in theaters on July 17, 2015.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy 92nd Birthday, Stan "The Man" Lee~!


'Nuff said and that's pretty much it! The man behind Spider-Man, X-Men, and Fantastic Four turned 92! Happy Birthday Stan Lee!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

ICYMI: Hideo Kojima reveals his Xmas surprise to Metal Gear Solid V fans- The Chicken Hat




If you were among the many diehard Metal Gear Solid fans who tuned in to a livestream for an announcement on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain from none other than the franchise's creator Hideo Kojima... Then you were in for QUITE THE SURPRISE.



And "Surprise" is an understatement when it involves revealing a special item Big Boss/ Venom Snake can use and has him wearing a silly "Chicken Hat". As reported by Comic Book.com and Kotaku, this cluckin' item made the headlines.

However, it's not just ANY Chicken Hat. It's an item players can get in The Phantom Pain - where if they fail and die numerous times, they shall be rewarded with this poor excuse of headgear which ACTUALLY helps to make Snake slightly undetectable! It's a choice and it will certainly look ridiculous... But it has its benefits for those willing to go the distance! Check out Kojima's announcement via this YouTube clip of the segment.


"Did you rike it?" - Hideo Kojima

 And of course, no official release date for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been announced yet other than it comes out for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2015.

Friday, December 26, 2014

ICYMI: Star Trek 3 will be directed by Justin Lin; Coming out in July 8, 2016


In case you haven't heard the news, Star Trek and Star Trek into Darkness screenwriter Robert Orci has stepped down from the director's chair for Star Trek 3... Leaving Paramount Pictures to name a new successor, and they found it with Fast and the Furious franchise film director Justin Lin.

With J.J. Abrams busy with Star Wars Episode VII, the Trek franchise continues on with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and the rest of the cast expected to return. The film is expected to be released in July 8, 2016, which will be in time for the franchise's 50th Anniversary.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

T'was the night before Christmas and 75 years of the Batman!



And it's a good time to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year by looking at some of the artwork/ poses featuring The Dark Knight by talented artists from comics and games through the years!


Batman looking out the window at the rest of his Justice League compatriots celebrating Christmas and putting up the tree... As drawn by the talented Alex Ross.


Batman posing in intimidating fashion, in promotional artwork for Batman: Arkham Origins.


Robin and Batman helping Santa delivering gifts!



And of course... The World's Finest and other DC heroes celebrating Xmas!

Here's wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everybody!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Doctor Strange: Scott Derrickson tweets fan artwork image of Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange


The director to one of the most anticipated Marvel Movies that make up "Phase Three" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe just tweeted an image of his lead actor looking mighty "Supreme" as Doctor Strange, but that was just fanart and nothing official.

Via his official Twitter page and shared by the likes of Comic Book.com, Scott Derrickson shared fan artwork on Benedict Cumberbatch dressed in a convincing manner with goatee and all as Stephen Strange, for the 2016 film "Doctor Strange", which the Sinister director will be helming.


The line comes from the song "Burning Down The House" by Talking Heads. What that alludes to is anyone's guess, but maybe Derrickson has a reveal in store very very soon.

Doctor Strange will be released on November 4, 2016.

Monday, December 22, 2014

First Pic of Henry Cavill and Arnie Hammer in "The Man of U.N.C.L.E" online


Here we have the current Superman for the DC Cinematic Universe, and the man who played the Lone Ranger and almost got the part of Batman in the rejected and once proposed Justice League movie, together in the very first pic (via Cosmic Book News) of the upcoming film "The Man from U.N.C.L.E".

Now, Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are set to star in the movie, which is based on the 1960's Television Series of the same name that saw two agents, one CIA and one KGB, putting aside their differences to stop an evil criminal organization from destabilizing the balance of power and war in the world, with only the daughter of a german scientist to help them in their mission.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E, directed by Guy Ritchie and distributed by Warner Bros., is set for release on August 14, 2015.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

ICYMI: Batman and Robin #37 features a grand comeback for "Robin Rises"

Pretty much the outcome everyone knows... And is featured in this week's eventful issue that is Batman and Robin #37 - the penultimate chapter to the storyline called "Robin Rises".


No, it's not just Darkseid as seen in the cover here. There's more to it.

SPOILER MODE ON. Check it out here via DCComics.com.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Batman: Arkham Knight: Edge Magazine spotlight shows off the Arkham Knight


Giving a good glimpse of the new adversary the Caped Crusader must face in his new video game installment next year, EDGE Magazine spotlights none other than the titular villain of Batman: Arkham Knight, with the cover of the latest issue showing the figure stands in intimidating fashion - The Arkham Knight himself.

With the official Batman Arkham Facebook page posting the cover above, the Batman Arkham videos YouTube page also has this little nifty video feature on that same Edge Magazine spotlight.

Batman: Arkham Knight - New Details and Screens from EDGE Magazine

Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on June 2, 2015.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Spider-Woman getting a new costume on March 2015's Spider-Woman #5




Apparently hot in the heels of Barbara Gordon's new look as Batgirl in DC Comics, Marvel is giving one of its longest reigning heroines a makeover come next year, as Jessica Drew will sport a brand new costume come March's Spider-Woman #5 - looking quite hipster herself like the "Batgirl of Burnside".



As reported on USA Today and Newsarama, the makeover will be designed by artist Kris Anka, and will be Jessica's newest look that shed's her original duds that she's worn since her debut in Marvel Spotlight #32 in 1977.

The new outfit will first debut in the mobile game "Spider-Man Unlimited", before making its way to the Spider-Woman title this coming March.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Agent Carter: Brand new poster and first clip released


Coming straight from People.com and posted on CBR as well, a brand new poster has surfaced for ABC and Marvel Studios' upcoming new Marvel TV Series that takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and sees actress Hayley Atwell returning to her signature role as Agent Peggy Carter with January's "Agent Carter" TV Series.

The new one sheet sees Atwell, dressed in Carmen Sandiego attire, posed with a gun and ready to make her mark as a superspy ready to safeguard the world from evil.

Also released recently is this clip from the show, which sees Peggy getting ready for work.

Agent Carter Gets Ready for Work - Marvel’s Agent Carter Season 1, Ep. 1 – Clip 1

Agent Carter will premiere on ABC on January 6.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DC Movies: Viola Davis cast as Amanda Waller for 2016's "Suicide Squad"


One of the most mysterious and shady black op characters of the DC Universe has finally been cast... And in comes weeks after the announcement of the big star line-up of actors that will star in Warner Bros. "villain/ anti-hero centered" film that's part of their DC Cinematic Universe that is the "Suicide Squad"!



According to a report by Latino Review, "The Help" star Viola Davis has reportedly won the part of "Amanda Waller" - the leader or "handler" of Task Force X, aka the Suicide Squad.

To be directed by David Ayers, the film will star Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Ton Hardy as Rick Flag.

Suicide Squad will be released on August 5, 2016.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ICYMI: Frank Oz will be back as Yoda for Star Wars Rebels

Looks like a certain "little green friend" will be making his comeback in the new Star Wars Disney XD animated series that takes place after the events of the "Clone Wars" and the "Anakin Skywalker Trilogy".


As reported by Comic Book.com and TV Guide, Yoda, the favorite little and wise Jedi Master of the Star Wars franchise, is returning and appearing in Star Wars Rebels. He will come out of hiding to help out the new characters, particularly Kanan and his padawan, the young Ezra.

Yoda, once again voiced by Frank Oz, will be seen in the episode "Path of the Jedi", which airs on January 5, 2015 on Disney XD. Those with the Watch Disney XD app can watch it earlier on December 29, 2014.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron: Hot Toys releases images of Mark XLIII Armor

As the trailers and sneak peeks to Avengers: Age of Ultron have shown and proved, Tony Stark will return as Iron Man once more to fight alongside his teammates... And the next iteration of his armor will follow right after his ill-fated "Mark XLII/ 42" armor directly in terms of numbering!



Previewed by Hot Toys in their official Facebook page, the newly revealed full image of the "Mark XLIII/ Mark 43" armor shows that Tony's taking it back old school in terms of the dominant red over yellow color scheme, but also adding nods to the last armor in some layers in the side and arms of the suit as well.

For more information on this Hot Toys release as well as pre-ordering this baby, visit their official Facebook page.

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Street Fighter V: Charlie Nash announced as the third playable character for the game


Looks like an old friend is coming back... And a certain user of the Sonic Boom is going to be happy.

Reported by Event Hubs and announced as the third playable character for Street Fighter V, Street Fighter Zero/ Alpha veteran character Charlie Nash is coming back into the fold... And this return will probably explain officially how he is alive and well (and no, the Shadow character from the Marvel Vs Capcom games is not canon).

As the best friend and fellow comrade of Guile, Nash taught his friend all the tricks of the trade in fighting, which is why they share a similar move sets in the game. Being a playable character in the Alpha series, Charlie's life came to an abrupt end when he was killed by M. Bison/ Vega when he and Guile were infiltrating Shadoloo, leading to the latter to swear vengeance and hunt down Bison and his army once and for all.

It will be interesting to see how Nash's comeback plays out when more details arrive, especially with SFV being a PS4 and PC exclusive.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

ICYMI: DC Comics' March variant cover theme is "Movie Posters"

Yep, just as the title implies... And here's one below.

If the cover didn't give it away, that's Batman 40's variant cover that pays tribute to Jim Carrey's "The Mask", with The Joker doing the same pose and the exact style of the layout being a nod to the movie!

Check out more from DC Comics.com themselves!


Friday, December 12, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies: Final Trailer... One Last Time


This December, it is time to journey back to Middle-Earth "One Last Time", and Warner Bros. Pictures prepares you for that final step in the adventure that changed Bilbo Baggins and set off the events to come for the rest of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy with this final installment of The Hobbit trilogy in "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"!

And now, just to refresh the journey that took three years to tell, here is one "Final Trailer" recapping the events of the adventure leading to the Misty Mountains and beyond.

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES - Final Trailer

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now showing in The Philippines and international territories, and opens in the US on December 17!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

ICYMI: Agent Carter's newest poster is very Carmen Sandiego


Pretty much what the title says... Hayley Atwell's newest look as the sexy yet dangerous Agent Peggy Carter is reminiscent of a certain video game villainess... And that's not a bad thing!

The poster comes courtesy of the official Facebook page of the series!

Witness the debut of Agent Carter early next year in a 2 hour premiere special on January 6!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Batman/ Superman #18 "Flash 75" variant cover pays tribute to "Batman #612"


Come the start of January 2015, DC Comics will be honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Fastest Man Alive by releasing variant covers for several of their titles that are themed after "The Flash"! Coming as no exception is Batman/ Superman #18, which will be drawn by none other than DC Co-Publisher and artist extraordinaire Jim Lee!

Together with longtime collaborator and inker Scott Williams, Lee's contribution to "Flash 75", as previewed in his official Facebook page, will be a recreation of that iconic and epic cover to 2003's "Batman #612", which featured The Dark Knight at the mercy of his best friend and Justice League teammate, Superman! The issue was the fifth chapter of the groundbreaking "Hush" storyline which introduced the titular villain to the DC Universe, and that particular part had Bats visiting Metropolis to capture Poison Ivy, but was forced to deal with a mind-controlled Man of Steel as well.

In case you needed a comparison, here's the classic cover below of Batman #612. The variant to Batman/ Superman #18 above sees The Flash bombing the moment, and trying to create "peace" between The World's Finest by putting roses on their ears!XD


Pick up that variant cover to Batman/ Superman when it hits stores on January 21!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Meet Tekken 7's newest and Japan/ East Asia exclusive character - Lucky Chloe


In case you missed it, meet Tekken 7's newest character... And she literally looks like the next ideal cosplay target for those looking to dress as something from the fighting game series' immense and growing roster.



Say Hello to Lucky Chloe! A cat girl who looks like a mix between SEGA dancing game mascot Hatsune Miku and Taokaka from the Blazblue fighting game series.

Now... Some feel she looks a little out of place for the Tekken universe. She's a hip-hop dancer who speaks English and Japanese, but acts cute and cuddly at the same time. Could this the next Lily, or something more? Mixed reactions came in online, and Tekken series directer Katsuhiro Harada did not take the reactions well.

As a result and according to a report in VG 24/7, Lucky Chloe may be a Japan/ East Asia exclusive character.

Before you judge, let the character trailer showing her in action make you decide on that fact.

Tekken 7 ~ Lucky Chloe Trailer

Tekken 7 officially hits arcades on February 2015.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Batman: Arkham Knight: Last "Ace Chemicals" infiltration & "Scarecrow Nightmare" DLC trailer


In case you didn't catch this past weekend's Playstation Experience event celebrating 20 years of Playstation, Rocksteady Studios was on hand to present not one, but TWO new trailers for their upcoming new installment in the Batman Arkham series for next year - Batman: Arkham Knight!

Featured is the final entry in the "Ace Chemicals Infiltration" trailer series... AND the Scarecrow Nightmare DLC trailer for PS4 too!

Batman Arkham Knight: Ace Chemicals Infiltration Pt. 3 - PlayStation Exclusive Nightmare Pack | PS4

Batman: Arkham Knight hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC on June 2, 2015.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Street Fighter V: OFFICIAL and coming to PS4 and PC!



It doesn't get any more official than THIS.

Revealed before this weekend's Playstation Experience event via leaks online but FINALLY and OFFICIALLY announced by Playstation and Capcom themselves, the next evolution of Street Fighter is coming exclusively for Playstation 4 and PC, and that is Street Fighter V!

Here's the teaser announcement shown in Playstation Experience by Yoshinori Ono and the crew themselves - the "Rise Up" trailer.

Street Fighter V Announcement Trailer "Rise Up"

And for the first time, here is actual gameplay footage from the game, featuring Ryu and Chun-Li duking it out!


Street Fighter V - Gameplay Trailer | PS4

What's more, Cross-Platform gaming between PS4 and PC users will be implemented for online multiplayer, and predecessor title Ultra Street Fighter IV will also be coming to PS4 on 2015!

No release date has been given for Street Fighter V, but expect more announcements from Capcom soon!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hideo Kojima reveals "Metal Gear Online" for Metal Gear Solid V


Officially announced and unveiled at this year's "The Game Awards" by the man who created the franchise itself, Hideo Kojima revealed the latest trailer to the online-add-on that'll accompany his very much anticipated new installment to the long running Metal Gear franchise in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain... And it's the latest version of Metal Gear Online!

Check out the trailer, courtesy of Konami, Kojima Productions, and Kojima Productions Los Angeles!

METAL GEAR ONLINE - WORLD PREMIERE TRAILER

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Online hit PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC sometime in 2015!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Marvel Movies: It's Official... Benedict Cumberbatch IS Doctor Strange!

From the House of Ideas themselves... It is FINALLY OFFICIAL.



Benedict Cumberbatch, aka Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock, Khan from Star Trek Into Darkness, and the voice of Smaug the Dragon in The Hobbit movies... IS your new Doctor Strange!


Announced by Marvel.com and reported by Comic Book.com, this finally confirms the longstanding rumors and reports that the English actor was in talks to play the part.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, to be directed by Scott Derrickson, hits on November 6, 2016!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

James Bond 24 Live Announcement reveals the film will be called "SPECTRE"




Finally revealing many unanswered questions and showcasing some new and interesting details, Eon Productions, MGM, Columbia Pictures, and director Sam Mendes have pulled out the curtain in a special "Bond 24 Live Announcement" to reveal the title of the next James Bond film... And it is called "SPECTRE", after the same terrorist organization that has antagonized 007 and the world in the classic Ian Fleming novels and the film franchise.

Via the official 007 Facebook page and Comic Book.com, the reports came in as soon as the live stream announcement event hit online, which you can view in replay here:


Standing for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion, SPECTRE's introduction into the Daniel Craig era of Bond films is a welcomed sight, especially with the need for classic villains and groups that fans of the franchise are familiar with. It will be interesting to see Mendes' take on reintroducing SPECTRE to modern audiences, and seeing how Bond deals with the eveil organization in the film.

The cast has been revealed too, and includes in addition to Daniel Craig reprising his role 007 the return of Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Miss MoneyPenny, and Ben Whishaw as Q. The new additions however are grand, as Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Monica Belluci, and Dave "Batista" Bautista are going to be in the movie as well!


Also revealed was the brand new ride Bond will be driving, and it's an Ashton Martin DB-10.

SPECTRE will be released on November 6, 2015.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Resident Evil Revelations 2: New Trailer reveals the return of... Barry Burton!


Bringing back a familiar face can be either a sight for sore eyes or an unwelcomed revelation... But in the case of Resident Evil fans around the world, this comeback is a longtime in the making... Especially fans of the original 1996 classic!


Coming out with a brand new trailer for their upcoming new episodic spinoff installment next year, Capcom has revealed a brand new trailer that sees a new playable character enter their new survival horror adventure called "Resident Evil Revelations 2"... And it's none other than veteran S.T.A.R.S team member Barry Burton, who's out to save his daughter Moira and Claire Redfield!

Resident Evil Revelations 2 - Second Trailer

Resident Evil Revelations 2 hits PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC sometime in Early 2015!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Batman: Arkham Knight: "Ace Chemicals Infiltration" Gameplay Trailer Part 2 released


Delivering on their promise to continue showcasing some awesome gameplay for the first week of December, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Rocksteady Studios have released the second part of the "Ace Chemicals Infiltration" gameplay trailer for their next installment in the highly acclaimed Batman Arkham video game series, Batman: Arkham Knight!

In this new trailer shown in the official Batman Arkham Facebook page and the Games HQ Media YouTube page, more Batmobile gameplay footage is shown, as Bats makes his way to confronting the mysterious Arkham Knight.


Batman Arkham Knight - Gameplay Trailer #2

Batman: Arkham Knight makes its way to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on June 2, 2015.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Arrow/ Flash Crossover: New Zealand "Brave and the Bold" preview goes online


The crossover begins this coming Tuesday, December 2 in The Flash... But it continues the next day, December 3, on Arrow as well... And now we get our first glimpse of the second part of the epic "Arrow/ Flash Crossover" 2 episode special with a sneak peek via a New Zealand promo that looks at the events of the 8th episode of the Emerald Archer's show that's aptly titled "The Brave and the Bold"!

SPOILERS naturally follow in this adventure where the duo take on Captain Boomerang, but one thing can be said - the differences between Oliver Queen and Barry Allen are visible in the onset, both in skill and and in showing off.

New Zealand Flash-Arrow crossover promo - Part 2

Catch The Arrow/ Flash Crossover on The CW or your local networks on their respective schedules. If you haven't seen that minute long epic trailer to the team-up happening in The Flash w/ "Flash Vs Arrow", here it is again!
The Flash - FLASH VS. ARROW Trailer