Friday, September 30, 2011

So... What is the Darkness Anyway?

The sequel to the cult hit FPS, The Darkness, is just a little over a year away and it's already looking in fine form. Due next October, the further adventures of series star Jackie Estacado will be bringing it's signature demon arms and brand new quad wielding features to the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Not familiar with the first title or the comic series it's based upon? click on through dear reader for a crash course-

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pantheon Books has Free panties at NYCC

Yes, you read that right. Free. Panties.

Pantheon Books, who'll be showing off The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Anne Rice's The Wolf Gift among other properties, will be giving out a load of freebies to fans stopping by their booth at the NYCC October 13-16.

Among the offerings are free panties that were quite the hit at the San Diego show. For the record, the undies are emblazoned with the Yiddish word 'unterzakhn'. Which means 'beneath the surface' or 'underwear' in English. It's to promote the book of the same name by Leela Corman.

So stop by booth #1041, say hi, and get a pair of bloomers. Oh, and read on for the full Pantheon NYCC2011 lineup-

Jawbone's Jambox 2.1 Update Released

Fan of the Jambox by Jawbone? The little bluetooth boombox that could already provides for an awesome sound experience, but now it just got a lil' bit better.

Update 2.1 is now live for MyTalk users and it provides for some pretty cool upgrades to the system. Although it isn't all that beefy, 2.1 provides a few new bells and whistles including an enhanced sound clarity feature that controls distortion and a LiveAudio option that, when switched on, will simulate live listening.

Full release with all the new stuff (but that is kind of all there is) post jump-

Dark Horse Comics Announces Their Schedule for NYCC

Dark Horse is offering a panel for every taste as they'll be featuring Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mike Mignola (Hellboy), and Mass Effect. The icing on the comi-cake? Every panel has a boat load of goodies for fans to take home.

Why? Because Dark Horse loves you! (Now read on for the full listing)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Back to the Future Goes on iSale on iPad

Telltale's Back to the Future series of adventure games is a favorite of mine. They're packed with classic BttF stuff and the voice work is outta this world. But if you've been on the fence about them, now's the time to get on (hover)board. The game's are available on PC, Mac, PS3, and iDevice- but from now till September 30th, the iPad versions are on sale for $2.99 each.

I can't recommend these games enough if you're a BttF fan, or even if you just like adventure titles. You can get 'em (starting with episode 1) right here.

Review: Driver: Renegade (3DS)

The long running, and recently resurgent, Driver franchise makes it's debut on the Nintendo 3DS. But does a portable Tanner still have the skills of his console cousins?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Comikaze Gets Cracked

Like comedy site maybe you'd like to go see a live panel with added comedy at the LA Comic-Con, Comikaze?
Comikaze Expo, the largest multimedia pop culture, comic book, horror, anime and gaming convention in California, has announced it will host a series of panel events with award-winning online entertainment destination, including the first ever public table read by the cast and creators of the hit web series “After Hours.” This premiere experience is just one of many exciting panels and crazy events that Comikaze has lined up for this one-of-a-kind expo taking place on November 5-6, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

LACC Welcomes Nickelodeon

The Los Angeles Comic Con, now known as Comikaze, is coming up shortly. Don't really know  what Comikaze is? Don't feel bad, just let the helpful folks from the 'con tell you themselves!
Comikaze Expo is the largest multimedia pop culture convention in Los Angeles.  The brainchild of Southern California siblings, Regina and Mario Carpinelli,  this unique event brings together the best in comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi,  fantasy, anime and all other cult programming. Comikaze takes place November  5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and offers a slate of innovative  programming, panels, contests and other activities that provide fans access to  their favorite artists and creators in this adventure-packed weekend. Featured  appearances include the father of modern comics, Stan  Lee, and Comikaze’s official “spooksperson,”  horror icon Elvira, in her final convention appearance. For more info, visit        
The big news of the day today is that the show will be welcoming kid programming channel Nickelodeon in a big way. In particular, the cast of the channel's (former) long running sketch comedy show, All That, will be all present.

Read on for the full release-

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cartoon Network Announces it's NYCC Schedule

The Cartoon Network, home of Adventure Time and Adult Swim among other things, has announced it's complete (and pretty beefy) lineup of panels and presentations for the upcoming New York Comic Con.

Click on through for the complete press release experience- 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Inhale Your Fruit with Kirby

Nintendo's very own pink puffball, Kirby, has a brand new 3DS DS title about to debut called Mass attack. In the game, Kirby can not only employ his usual method of bad guy elimination (eating them) but he can also multiply himself up to ten times by chomping (natch) on fruit.

While you're working on digesting that disturbing image, why not digest something else? Nintendo is celebrating the launch of the newest entry in the series with a roving snack truck. The iced treat wagon will be making appearances in Huston, San Francisco, and right here in NYC.

The New York meet will, of course, take place in Rockefeller Center at the Nintendo Flagship Store. There you'll be able to get some hands on time with Mass Attack and enjoy some comped frozen fruit treats. Eating the fruit bars will, in all likelihood, not allow you to clone yourself in any way though.

Just thought that was worth mentioning.

Nintendo Download- 9/8/11

This week's Nintendo Download showcases another lineup of so-so offerings while we all await the second wave of 3DS Ambassador offerings. Honestly, the Big N has been so generous with the 20 freebies that it's hard to disparage them for the week after week of ho-hum that the eShop has been churning out.

Hard, but not impossible...

Kneel Before (Giant) Zod!!

Really interesting little story picked up by superherohype about the filming of General Zod in the Superman reboot- Man of Steel.

In a nutshell, Michael Shannon (the actor playing Zod) confirms the fact that Kal-El's nemesis will be motion captured and that director Zach Snyder said the final visual will be "so badass when we're done. Trust me, it's going to be wicked.'"

Now in earlier behind the scenes pics, Shannon was seen wearing a mo-cap suit with a giant pole coming up out of his back that stretched a good distance above his head. It easily doubled his height. We're left to wonder just what the final design of Zod will be. If he is, in fact, that tall- might this be a melding of the original Zod with the suit of powered armor worn by the second Zod (a Russian experiment in creating their own Superman) in the comics.

Either way, Zod's look is likely to be one of the big surprises held back until the film debuts. If there's anything more to tell in the meantime, we'll have it here.