Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Grand Slam Tennis 2 Heads to France

Take on the unforgiving clay of the French Open in the newest trailer for EA's Grand Slam Tennis 2.

Monday, January 30, 2012

New Comics-On Tees Set Launched

Threadless, interwebs T-shirt giant, has had a pretty popular little series of Tee's called Comics-On going for a while now. If you're not familiar with it- it's exactly what the name implies.

TV Prices Tumble as 2012 Rolls on

Forecasting mag Kiplinger is looking at the young year with an eye towards television pricing and it's continuing drop.

Redact Some Fun With BlackOut Games

Here's something different- BlackOut Games is a Mad Libs/word hunt game series that gives you classic stories and challenges you to 'black out' parts of it to make answers to the game's questions.

Neil Strauss Asks: Who's Got Game?

No really, he does. Neil Strauss is the world's "greatest pickup artist" and is the author of the NY Times best sellers The Game and The Rules of the Game.

He's also hoping you like another type of game- board games.

ECA Responds to ACTA

The ECA (Electronic Consumers Association) sent around a letter last week to inform it's members about it's ongoing fight against the 'anti-piracy' efforts SOPA, PIPA, and (new acronym!) ACTA.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

NOK Rockers Take out the Trash in Slowville

One of the most difficult things to do in the modern age is eat well. That's especially true for the younger set. Now the healthy habits group Nourish Our Kids (NOK) wants to do a little something about it.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Attention: Update Your Android GTAIII's for Cool Stuff

Rockstar has released a new title update for the Android version of the 10th Anniversary edition of Grand Theft Auto III.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

And There Was... Quakecon

The date for Quakecon 2012 has officially been set in stone with an announcement coming out of iD and Bethesda today.

MX Offroad Chews up the Track on iOS

2XL Games has just released their newest racer on the App store- MX Offroad. It's actually a mash-up of two of their other titles, Supercross and ATV Offroad. So if you're into ATV's, bikes, or any combination of the two- you may want to check this one out.

New Darksiders 2 Screens Aplenty

THQ's Darksiders 2, due this year, is getting a pretty solid amount of buzz behind it. The newest cavalcade of screenshots will probably generate some more- this is shaping up to be a very nice looking game.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Nosferatu Wars Says No to Sparkles

Dark Horse comics new vampire tale, Nosferatu Wars (premiering in Dark Horse Presents later this year), is all set to "blow the sparkle off of the undead"

New Series of Star Wars Cufflinks Announced

Remember that story we posted a while back about Star Wars cufflinks? Well, get ready for Episode 2.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Resident Evil 6 Debut Trailer

It's officially a huge year for RE fans. The sixth (numbered) game in Capcom's smash horror series creeps into stores this November, making it the third Resident Evil scheduled for release 2012.

Check out the debut trailer of this amazing looking title post break (there are old school zombies in it!)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Telltale Starts 2012 With iOS Discounts

Telltale, makers of some of the best current gen adventure games you're likely to find, have put some of the most popular of their titles on sale to start off the new year.

Death Lives in Darksiders 2

The new trailer for THQ's upcoming Darksiders 2 features the main character, Death, and just why he's so different from his 'little brother' War.

Talkin' Tennis with EA's Grand Slam Tennis 2

The producer of the upcoming Grand Slam Tennis 2, Nathan McDonald, talks up the specs of the game in the newest vid from EA. Get the skinny on the career mode, Game Face technology, the online modes and so much more.

Hooked Launches Game Tracker for Android

Hooked Media Group seeks to sort through the 250,000+ games on the Android Market and bring out the gems with their new app.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Demo Man Shipping Now from Mattycollector

This past December, the Master of the Universe line from Mattel (specifically mattycollector.com) stubbed it's toe and missed it's monthly shipment to the waiting arms of subscribers everywhere. If you were one of the afflicted, you were probably more than a little PO'd that you missed your Holiday gift... to yourself.

Well, good news.

Nintendo Reveals New Kid Icarus Details

One of the biggest (if not the biggest) games coming to retail shelves in 2012 for Nintendo's 3DS is Kid Icarus Uprising. Today, the Mario company uncovered some brand new deets about it's story and single player experience.

Chevy & Pearl Media Set World Record with Display

Chevrolet (builder of cars) and Pearl Media (creator of 3D images) put together an amazing three dimensional light show on the side of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA.

Click through to see it in action- no really, click through. This stuff is just getting better and better.

New Sports App Takes You to the Bleachers

Bleacher Report is one of the biggest up and coming sports hubs on the net, and now the site has launched a convenient little tablet version of itself with Team Stream HD for iPad.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yakuza: Dead Souls Trailer Released

Yakuza: Dead Souls is an... interesting mash-up, to say the least. For those not in the know, Sega's newest action crime epic features none other than a shambling zombie horde.

New Max Payne 3 Design Doc Released

Rockstar today released the latest in it's Design and Technology video series for the upcoming Max Payne 3. The topic? Targeting, weaponry, and tactics.

Kinect Gets a Little Bit Country

Country music fans don't really have all that much choice when it comes to videogames, but publisher GameMill Entertainment is about to give y'all something to cheer about. As long as you like dance games that is.

Zumba Fitness Rush Hurrys Up for 2/13 Launch

The newest game in the Zumba 'series' (which, collectively, has sold a staggering 6 million copies) looks to capitalize on the Kinect's functionality as it launches exclusively for the Xbox 360.

Update* Added a video that made me tired just watching it.

Xbox Live gets Doomed

You just can't keep a slavering hellbeast down.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Produce a YouTube Video on Your iPhone

Sure it's not all that difficult to make a quick and dirty (get your mind out of the gutter) video on your iPhone, but how about making a music video? Developer Musicshake's YouTube Producer has the answer.

Grand Slam Tennis 2 Goes Down Under

The newest trailer for EA's Grand Slam Tennis 2 takes to the court in the land of Oz.

Prototype 2 Comic Inbound from Dark Horse Comics

Prototype 2 is one of the most hotly anticipated titles coming to consoles this year, and now you'll be able to read all about it as you're playing through it.

Mortal Kombat Goes Portable on PSV

Warner Brothers today announced that the critically and fan praised reboot of Mortal Kombat is headed to the Playstation Vita.

Max Payne 3 Release Slo-Mo Dives Into a Delay

Yup, I know what you're thinking- another delay?!? -but this one's much more manageable.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dead Island Gets a New DLC Campaign

It's time to go back to the island... of the dead!!!1!1

In an extremely welcome move, Deep Silver announced today that their excellent survival horror title Dead Island is getting fresh single player content in the form of a brand new campaign.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bad News: You're Not Getting That Retro Lancer

Remember back when Gears of War 3 shipped? Oh sure you do- it was just a few months ago. Okay- remember that sweet Retro Lancer that you pre-ordered from Gamestop as a special tie-in? Yeah, that one!

Awesome, right? You're not getting it. Ever.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Conan vs Groo. Yes really.

Conan's laughing isn't he?
Dark Horse comics announced today that one of the most unlikely team-ups of all time is actually happening.
What was rumored as an April Fools’ joke has turned into a full-blown miniseries sure to bring laughs and excitement. Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce Groo vs. Conan!
It had to happen: The most heroic warrior in history meets the stupidest, as Robert E. Howard’s immortal Conan the Barbarian crosses swords with Sergio Aragon├ęs’s Groo the Wanderer in Groo vs. Conan #1! 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Matty Collector Updates 2012 Release Calender

It's been a little bit of a rough patch for subscribers of MattyCollector.com's Masters of the Universe toy line. Looks like Matty's finally got a handle on things.

Rich Johnson Charged with Many Murders

Rich Johnston is the editor of Bleeding Cool and is not actually charged with any murders. No, he's instead penning a three part horror tale for Dark Horse Presents.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Get Discovered with Best Buy

Were you aware that Best Buy is having a contest for aspiring Android game developers? Well... neither did I, but if you'll kindly click on through the break you can read all about it (and maybe take part yourself)

Binary Domain is 'Bigger Than You Think'

Binary Domain is shaping up to be one good looking shooter. If you're not sold on Sega's latest just yet, check out the extremely cinematic trailer after the break and prepare to get piqued.

Shock! Poll Finds That The Dark Knight Rises is Most Awaited Sequel

One of the web's top opinion polling sites sodahead.com today announced info on a bunch of public opinion topics for the big news stories for 2012. Most of the results will not surprise...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

iOmounts Debuts Line at CES

Okay, so this is pretty cool. iOmounts makes stands for portable devices. Really simple and cool stands that work magnetically.

Spike TV Previews CES Coverage

Ahhh Vegas... bright lights, one armed bandits, debauchery, ...sand- and trade shows. Specifically, the Consumer Electronics Show. And although CES isn't the mega show it once was for the gaming world, it's still very much in the loop when it comes to the world of gadgetry. If you're unaware, Spike TV has a full slate of programming airing today (Tuesday) for your viewing enjoyment.

Preview vid is post breakage-

Monday, January 9, 2012

Get Choosey With Decide.com's iOS App

With the 2012 CES upon us in full force, Decide.com has released an iOS app (Android coming soon) to help you pick the right shiny new gadget for you.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Special Feature: Royal Collectables

A while back I had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the owners of Royal Collectables. For those not familiar (or those from out of the area) Royal is a comic book/collectable/sport card emporium nestled in the heart of Forest Hills, NY. It's situated about twenty minutes outside of the city and really is a terrific place to shop for loads of different hobbies.

Anyway- the piece was scheduled to appear in the December issue of Celebrity & Entertainment Magazine, but was cut due to space constraints. It may still show up somewhere down the line, but I really wanted to post this up for anyone who's interested.

Click on through for a look at a comic book shop that isn't just surviving - but thriving.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Letter from the Editor

Hey boys and girls,

You may have noticed a nearly complete lack of posts here on TAS in the last month. Well, there's a really good reason for that- we're getting bigger.

Starting in February, TheAngrySpark.com will be partnering up with NY publisher BQE Media Group. What does that mean? It means that there's going to be a lot more content, a lot more news, and a lot more cool stuff appearing right here, in the pages of BQE's massive lineup of newspapers, and on a brand new TAS that'll serve as a crossover between the two.

It's all good- and it starts right here with the launch of the Playstation Vita next month. We'll see you then!