Thursday, July 31, 2014

Newest trailer for Hyrule Warriors introduces Sheik as a playable character! [video]

The newest trailer for Hyrule Warriors coming to Nintendo's Wii U introduces another amazing playable character from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Sheik! I absolutely love Sheik's redesign in this game and the one thing that definitely stood out is that Sheik can trap enemies in a mystical circle that keeps attacking them as she goes off to fight another group of enemies! Sheik will be a really fun character to play as and I can't wait for the release of this game!

Source: YouTube - コーエーテクモチャンネル

See the Star Wars prequels from R2-D2's point of view in these great art pieces!

R2-D2 is arguably the best droid in the Star Wars saga. He is present in each film and there is a critical point in each story where if it were not for the actions of R2, the heroes would have failed their mission ending the saga prematurely.

Let's take a look at what the Star Wars prequels look like from the point of view of this fantastic astro mech droid. Created by artist Chris Gugliotti, this 9 panel comic is titled "A Certain Point of View" and it is absolutely brilliant. I would love to see another done for the original trilogy!

Source: Tie Fighters

Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt stole his Star-Lord costume for the best reason ever! [video]

Actors usually try and take a little momento from the set of their latest film home with them as a souvenir but actor Chris Pratt went one step further and stole his Star-Lord jacket and prop pieces. You might think that he just wants a really cool outfit from the movie but you would be completely wrong. The reason he stole the outfit is actually among the best reasons that anyone could ever steal something from their movie set.
"“I stole the jacket and some of the wardrobe so that, if this movie comes out and does what everyone hopes it can, I can follow the example of someone — say, like, a Russell Wilson — and go visit kids. If it was a big enough movie to where it would mean something to a kid who’s sick in the hospital for Peter Quill or Star-Lord to come visit them, I’ll do that. I think that’s awesome, man. That would give me real meaning for this movie, you know? 
Right now, it means high profile, cool jobs coming up, big press tour, and all the excitement of it all. But none of that really means anything. The coolest things would be that my son can one day see this, and that maybe I can go affect some kids in a positive way; be a good role model for them.”"

That is truly amazing. We have seen celebrities do this in the past and recently actress Jamie Alexander went to a childrens' hospital dressed as Lady Sif from Thor: The Dark World. I love that you can clearly see the genuine feelings behind his words as he speaks about being a role model for kids. Class act, sir.

Source: MTV
Source: YouTube - Panzer TV

Comic shows the funniest outcome to the Batman vs Superman showdown!

With the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film coming out people are taking another look at who exactly would win in a fight between the Caped Crusader (Batman) and the Man of Steel (Superman). Artist Andy Kluth over at Dorkly has drawn up a really funny comics titled "The Simplest Solution to Batman v. Superman" that shows fans a funny outcome to the ultimate showdown.

Source: Dorkly

Tom Hiddleston's letter to Joss Whedon after reading The Avengers is truly amazing.

Quite often an actor or an actress will write the director of their film a thank you letter for choosing them for their role that they are excited about.

Over the last few days the internet has been buzzing about the letter that actor Tom Hiddleston had sent Joss Whedon after he read the script for The Avengers where he would once again play Loki. I was very surprised at how great this letter was. Hiddleston's love for the character shines through and it is full of great references from many great films. Enjoy.
"Joss, I am so excited I can hardly speak.

The first time I read it I grabbed at it like Charlie Bucket snatching for a golden ticket somewhere behind the chocolate in the wrapper of a Wonka Bar. I didn't know where to start. Like a classic actor I jumped in looking for LOKI on every page, jumping back and forth, reading words in no particular order, utterances imprinting themselves like flash-cuts of newspaper headlines in my mind: "real menace"; "field of obeisance"; "discontented, nothing is enough"; "his smile is nothing but a glimpse of his skull"; "Puny god".

... Thank you for writing me my Hans Gruber. But a Hans Gruber with super-magic powers. As played by James Mason ... It's high operatic villainy alongside detached throwaway tongue-in-cheek; plus the "real menace" and his closely guarded suitcase of pain. It's grand and epic and majestic and poetic and lyrical and wicked and rich and badass and might possibly be the most gloriously fun part I've ever stared down the barrel of playing. It is just so juicy.

I love how throughout you continue to put Loki on some kind of pedestal of regal magnificence and then consistently tear him down. He gets battered, punched, blasted, side-swiped, roared at, sent tumbling on his back, and every time he gets back up smiling, wickedly, never for a second losing his eloquence, style, wit, self-aggrandisement or grandeur, and you never send him up or deny him his real intelligence.... That he loves to make an entrance; that he has a taste for the grand gesture, the big speech, the spectacle. I might be biased, but I do feel as though you have written me the coolest part.

... But really I'm just sending you a transatlantic shout-out and fist-bump, things that traditionally British actors probably don't do. It's epic."
In response, Joss Whedon sent Tom Hiddleston the following message. It is short but sincere.
"Tom, this is one of those emails you keep forever. Thanks so much. It's more articulate (and possibly longer) than the script. I couldn't be more pleased at your reaction, but I'll also tell you I'm still working on it ... Thank you again. I'm so glad you're pleased. Absurd fun to ensue.

Best, (including uncharacteristic fist bump), joss."

Source: Comic Book Movie

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

RBS' Cosplay Closet - Deadpool vs Comic-Con 2014. [video]

There's never a dull moment when you are hanging out with the merc with a mouth, Deadpool! Watch as cosplayer D Piddy dances around San Diego Comic-Con 2014 as Deadpool and has some fun with fellow cosplayers on the show floor.

Source: YouTube - D Piddy

Assassin's Creed Unity trailer shows off a race against time to save a life from the guillotine! [video]

Ubisoft has just released an all new trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity that shows fans a race against time to save a prisoner named Elise as she steps up to the guillotine where she is sentenced to lose her head. This new adventure puts gamers in the middle of the French Revolution where they will control Arno, a young master assassin.

"Soon after the Revolution, Paris lives its darkest hours: The Terror. During that anarchic and violent era, thousands of heads have rolled. Nobles, priests, peasants; men or women: no one is safe from a horrific end at the hands of the dreaded Guillotine.  
Watch Arno in a race against the clock to save a prisoner and would be victim from a grisly end. But is this mysterious would be guillotine victim friend… or foe?"
Assassin's Creed Unity will hit store shelves on October 28, 2014 for Xbox ONE, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Source: YouTube - AssassinsCreed

Assassin's Creed Unity meets parkour in real life! [video]

Assassin's Creed Unity puts players in the heart of the French Revolution and this amazing video gives fans a glimpse at what the new co-op mode could look like. This video features four parkour runners chasing down two French guards through the streets of Paris, France and it will certainly get you excited for the game. Watching a team of assassins chase down their prey looks amazing. Enjoy!

Source: YouTube - devinsupertramp

Brilliant infographic shows how long each Doctor on Doctor Who was on the air!

Take a look at this brilliant Doctor Who infographic that shows fans how each Doctor ranks against each other in terms of how long each Doctor was actually on the air. Peter Capaldi's Doctor is not on this graph since he has not had his own episode yet and the War Doctor is not present either.  By a large margin, Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor is the longest running Doctor with William Hartnell's Doctor coming in second. It's a shame to see some Doctor's runs so short.

If you had to take a guess, where do you think Peter Capaldi's Doctor will fall on this chart?
*Open image in new window to get largest view.

Source:  io9

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will receive a western release for Link's equipment DLC! [video]

Japanese gamer got a special treat last year when they received DLC for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate that gave them the ability to dress as Link from The Legend of Zelda and use his equipment. Next year, 2015, gamers will see a western release for this same DLC and gamers will be able to purchase equipement packs that will include Link's classic green tunic, Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and the Sacred bow! Take a look at the all new trailer that was released at San Diego Comic-Con that shows off the game's hunter wearing Link's equipment:

Source: YouTube - Monster Hunter