The Call of Duty franchise is consistently successful because gamers expect a certain level of quality. Beautiful graphics, impressive sound, tight gameplay and expansive multi-player action are all hallmarks of the series. In recent years, too, they’ve come to expect big budget, live-action TV commercials directed by and starring some of the best in the business. Guy Ritchie directed a commercial with Robert Downey Jr.; Sam Worthington and Jonah Hill did one; and Kobe Bryant and Jimmy Kimmel pitched the games. Now, with Call of Duty: Ghosts hitting shelves later this week, a brand new commercial has been released with similar star power.
James Mangold, whose latest film The Wolverine recently crossed $400 million internationally, directed a new spot featuring a cameo by Megan Fox. Check it out below. Read More »
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By far the worst thing to come out of Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm was the dismantling of Lucasarts, and thereby the canceling of Star Wars 1313. The third-person actioner would have let gamers play as Boba Fett on a mission in the seedy underbelly of Coruscant. Now, like a punch in a gut, even more concept art from the game has been revealed. Its incredible beauty might bring a tear to your eye, simply because we won’t get to walk around in that virtual world. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s an extra-chatty edition of Sequel Bits, as everyone has a little something to say about everything. After the jump:
- A $500,000 camera has been stolen from Dumb and Dumber To
- The next Aliens game might be about Ripley’s daughter
- Peter Jackson chats about the score for The Hobbit
- Director thinks National Treasure could shoot in two years
- Dan Aykroyd is going on about Ghostbusters 3 again
- Keanu Reeves chats about Point Break and Speed
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What cool tidbits did you miss from New York Comic-Con? Want to learn more about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game? Which woman from Agent Coulson’s past could show up in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? How did James Gunn pay tribute to the end of production on Guardians of the Galaxy? Is there a way for you to see the set of Thor: The Dark World? Did Weta release a video about their work on the end of Iron Man 3? What update just occurred in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 viral? Which Lord of the Rings actor did Tim Burton want to play Joker in Batman? Where can you buy The Dark Knight Trilogy Blu-ray cheap? Did someone make a fake trailer for Aquaman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
Lindsay Weir went on quite a journey in the first and only season of Freaks and Geeks, shedding her nerdy Mathlete persona to fall in with the aimless freak crowd. But it wasn’t necessarily clear at every step what the right choice was. Should she have left that smoking patio with Millie? Was kissing Nick a terrible idea? And what was up with that whole Deadhead thing?
If those questions have kept you up at night since 2000, the Fine Bros. have a game for you. Their 8-bit, YouTube-based, Choose Your Own Adventure-style Freaks and Geeks game allows you to control Lindsay from the first moments of the pilot. See if you can improve on her McKinley High experience after the jump.
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Of all iconic characters Kurt Russell has played, one stands above the rest, on a mountain of bodies, smoking a cigarette and rocking an eyepatch. I refer, of course, to Snake Plissken, the central figure of John Carpenter films Escape from New York and Escape from LA. Russell’s portrayal of the criminal turned hero popped off the screen in a way that still resonates with fans today. However, Plissken was created in another time and the character strictly lives on the big screen.
That wasn’t always the plan though. It’s not a surprise producer Debra Hill, along with Russell and Carpenter, were ahead of the curve just a few short years ago when they attempted to turn Plissken into a multimedia entity, something that’s almost expected today. In the early 2000s, plans were in place for both a video game as well as an anime series, neither of which ever saw the light of day.
Below, not only can you see some gameplay from the cancelled game Snake Plissken’s First Escape, you’ll see concept art from an anime style TV show called Snake. Read More »
The long wait for official Star Wars Episode VII information continues, but the Star Wars news never stops. In this edition of Star Wars Bits, the CEO of IMAX makes it sound like Episode VII could have IMAX scenes as well as the following:
- More images, footage and story are revealed from cancelled Boba Fett game Star Wars 1313.
- Check out an animated open letter to J.J. Abrams.
- Learn ten new things about Return of the Jedi from J.W. Rinzler’s book.
- See the long lost short film Black Angel next month in northern California.
- A trailer for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Pinball is online.
- The trench run was recreated by the Oculus Rift.
- Scientists might have figured out how to create a lightsaber.
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Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
The final season of Breaking Bad has become increasingly painful to watch, in the best way possible, but it seems we’ll have to bear the unbearable a bit longer than expected. Series co-executive producer Peter Gould has announced that the final two episodes of the meth drama will run long, amounting to about 30 additional minutes in total.
That’s a lot of extra time to spend clenching your fists and holding your breath. Fortunately, the Internet has come up with a perfect way to relieve some of that tension. The fan-made Breaking Bad video game allows you to travel back to the relatively lighthearted early days, when Walt was just a sick family man in his tighty-whities. Hit the jump for more on the extra-long episodes and the game.
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