Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
My guess is that the Kirbys will end up with the economic right to the characters -- a share of the profits -- but not the moral right -- the right to veto various uses and licenses.After Disney-Marvel Deal, Cartoonist's Heirs Seek to Reclaim Rights (via Making Light)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Rumors have been spreading the interwebs about a new Special Infected for Left 4 Dead 2 dubbed The Jockey. Rumor turns to fact at this year's Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle. The Jockey, which looks like a crossbreed between The Tank and The Spitter, pounces on its victim's back and then starts to skullf**k the crap out of him/her. All of this happens while The Jockey takes control of the Survivor's movement and can "steer" the unlucky bastard away from the rest of the team. Team up with The Spitter and this lethal combo can mean the end for the Survivors.
PAX09 showed a lot more than we hoped for and it seems Valve is listening to the fans when it comes to the things we want most. For instance A Desert Eagle. The Desert Eagle takes out the infected with a single shot to the head and it sounds awesome. To boost it a bit, you can also unlock laser-sights for it even though, we already have this unlocked in Left 4 Dead 2, it's still a nice addition.
Next up, you can see a nice close-up of the Spitter in action. Just like The Smoker, she leaves a trail behind her to make her easier to spot. She's downright disgusting and I'm pretty sure this will give me all sorts of nightmares in the not so distant future. She's definitely Tank's coyote ugly.
PAX09 was also the stage for the reveal of Left 4 Dead 2's new campaign: Dark Carnival. Dark Carnival places our heroes in a Circus/Carnival from Hell. Battling clowns and the likes will surely be an unsettling experience for people who suffer from Coulrophobia.The Campaign looks great so far with so many props you would expect from a carnival. Some might argue and complain, that a carnival and a mall are things that all zombie games/movies should have. I wish we had this in the current version of Left 4 Dead. Watch the video for a Carnival Crescendo in action. Can you find the Easter Egg in this poster?
Finally, we get to the part of the guitar. I was pretty amazed. My first thoughts were, why a guitar? Then I remembered that the campaigns play off in the Southern United States and music is big part of the South. It only makes sense to smack a zombie in the face with a decent piece of equipment. It seems that Valve didn't really want to show this to the players. In the video, you'll see the player ignore the Guitar and quickly moves on. I can't wait for the Guitar. I am very curious to hear the sound it makes when you smash the base into the side of a zombie's skull. Twang!
The addition of a baseball bat which will be a melee weapon exclusive to those who pre-order the game from select retailers can also be seen in this video. The baseball bat does a lot of damage and completely decapitates the head off the unfortunate brain-muncher who comes in contact with it. Lots of gore and awesome sound effects. Perfect.
There you have it. Loads of new stuff for Left 4 Dead 2.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
OK, here’s some
Oct 13 marks the release of the Star Wars Death Troopers novel we reported on earlier. Well, along with the release of the book comes news of playing this zombie expansion on Star Wars Galaxies.
"Players will be able to join together to fight horrific new enemies with a frightening affliction," LucasArts explains, with the book's blurb detailing "The dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry."
Official information can be found on StarWars.com.
Survival of the Dead - Movie Review
I didn't see this yet, but the folks at Fangoria have, So head over there to read their review!
Colin DVD Releases In October
The zombie film, Colin, we have been hearing so much about is due to be released on DVD late this October. Images and trailer that have been posted earlier can be found here. Information comes from This Is South Wales UK. Filmmaker, Marc Price, tells the paper, "We've been working on extras for it. There will be a commentary, some deleted scenes with commentaries and we've finished a 40-minute documentary about the making of the film.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, now with 30% more zombies!
For October release: Quirk Books is releasing a "Deluxe Heirloom" edition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This version will be printed as a hardback for the first time with a faux-leather foil-stamped cover. There will also be 15 new full-color illustrations.
[REC] 2 Movie review
Fearnet has the review for it. Sample this excerpt from the review then head over here to read it in its entirety.
Co-directed by the two guys who delivered the first [REC] (that'd be Paco Plaza and Jaume Balaguero), [REC] 2 seems fully intent on being an unapologetically slick '80s-style sequel. And by that I mean this: Part 2 picks up 'one second' after the original leaves off, it takes great pains to give its established fans precisely what they want, and then it goes off in a few (very cool) directions that you probably weren't expecting. So, sure, it's not brain surgery, but I say it's always cause for smiles when a horror sequel is delivered with care, craftsmanship, and lots of crazy carnage.
Well that's it back to making models, I will post pics soon...Cheers!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
A fantastic and gripping story, amazing special effects, fantastic examples of futuristic weaponry in action, Pathos, and a true example of how rotten a species we really are. What a great place for a race of “worker” ants to land (or hover) without their masters, South Africa. A country that has been a stellar example of racism in the past, a wild west of cultures and beliefs, and a possible place were Aliens could coexist with humans with horrible consequences.
I found it very believable and enjoyable, and I fear it was dead on target. Well so much for my mini review of a movie that’s finished its run.
The one thing that I heard that I was not sure of was this movie had a ton of Halo the movie props. I did hear in the past that a Halo movie was in the works, I saw the Warthog, the Halo Battle armor, and the weapons and I think it just faded away. But some one told me a lot of the military props in this movie were from the Halo movie, is this true?
I can tell you right now the battle scenes were amazing, and the rifles that were used did look familiar, but were they really holdovers from the Halo film? Here are some pictures, you my cultists tell me…
Thursday, September 3, 2009
, Legend of the seeker which I’m still up in the air about,
and I just watch Mutant Chronicles which even though I wanted to be great failed big time.
My painted habits are basically putting on a show that I can kind of pay attention to while painting whatever I have on the table. It’s hard sometimes, the show can’t be too interesting because I won’t be able to paint the subject, and too boring just drives me crazy. Sometimes I re visit old shows like Buffy, Angel, Star Trek, but I do look for new stuff to watch. My next big Warhammer 40K battle will be at the end of September, Jeff is going to sponsor this romp he’s working on some scenery now and hopefully it will look great if he’s figure painting is any example. I’m going back to Chaos for this battle another go with Nurgle forces and Abbadon the Despoiler. I would also like to run a Zombie game for the guys, but they haven’t shown any interest.
Here's my Latest Tank Mod:
A Chimera Auto Cannon, hull mounted bolter, and extra Armour.
Well that’s it for now…
The character originated in 1983 in Omega Men, written by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, and has had several comic incarnations since then. In the film, he is a 7-foot-tall, blue-skinned, indestructible and heavily muscled anti-hero who rides a pimped-out motorcycle and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small-town teenage girl to stop the creatures. WB is aiming for a PG-13 rating.
Ritchie will make the movie his follow-up to Sherlock Holmes, the Silver-produced film that stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams, which Warner Brothers opens Christmas Day.
Production on Lobo begins early next year.