Weekly News Roundup: 5/30/2010

Games

Yes, Mario can jump the flagpole.

  • Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden is being added to Super Mario Bros. Crossover with the Version 1.1 update.

  • Sega has announced a new Sonic game for the DS and Wii called Sonic Colors. I guess it's colorful.

Movies

  • The Mass Effect movie will be made by Legendary Pictures with Mark Protosevich set to write the screenplay. BioWare founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk and Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson will be executive producers, so there's a chance that the movie could be ok. I'm guessing they'll be going with a male Shepard for the film.

  • James McAvory has been cast as a young Professor X in X-Men: First Class. He better not have hair!

  • The Logan's Run remake is still unfortunately happening with brand new director Carl Rinsch directing.

- Shawn - 5/30/10


Weekly News Roundup: 5/23/2010

Movies / TV

1950s Chewbacca is kind of terrifying.

  • Rambo V could be made without Stallone. If Stallone isn't in it, then it's not Rambo.

  • It looks like Megan Fox won't be returning for Transformers 3. That's just going to be weird, whether the movie sucks or not. Meanwhile, Shia LaBeouf basically admitted that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull sucked. Good for him. I guess we'll see if he'll actually be back in the sequels.

Games

  • Killzone 3 has been announced with jetpacks and will be in 3D. Yay jetpacks. Boo 3D.

  • You probably have questions about LittleBigPlanet 2, so here's a LittleBigFAQ to help clear some of them up.

  • Fable III will have a Collector's Edition. It will have playing cards, a coin, and codes for DLC all in a box that looks like a book.

- Shawn - 5/23/10


Weekly News Roundup: 5/16/2010

Awesome

Japan gets all the cool life-size robots.

  • The life-size Gundam and Tetsujin weren't enough. Japan will now be building a life-size EVA-01 from Neon Genesis Evangelion, but only from the shoulders up. I'm sure they'll build the rest of the body someday... and make it fully functional so it can take over the world with Gundam and Tetsujin. There will also be a life-size EVA cockpit where people can have their photos taken as they sob about war.

Games

  • The next piece of Mass Effect 2 DLC will be titled Overload and should be out in June. There will be five missions about fighting robots on a planet that can supposedly be freely explored with the Mako. Exploration with the Mako is something I would've loved for the entire game instead of all that mining.

  • LittleBigPlanet 2 has been announced. The slick trailer shows you won't only make levels, but entire games.

  • Fallout: New Vegas will have a super swank Collector's Edition. It'll include the hardcover graphic novel "All Roads," playing cards, poker chips, and a making-of DVD al in a sweet box.

  • The newest Naughty Bear parody is Jaws.

  • Remember that poor Koopa Troopa that Mario left bouncing from pipe to pipe in world 1-1? College Humor remembers him, too.

  • Privates is a twin stick shooter that takes place in vaginas and butts. It's coming out on the Xbox 360.

Figures

  • You can't have your own Scarlett Johannson, but Hot Toys' amazing 1/6 scale Black Widow figure from Iron Man 2 is the next best thing.

  • The A-Team van is in-scale with 3&3/4" figures and will be out in June. There are A-Team figures, too, but they're not nearly as exciting as the van.

  • Two of NECA's SDCC exclusives are Jace from the Gears of War comic series and Big Sister Eleanor with Saved Little Sister two-pack from BioShock 2.

  • There was a Wampa Skin Rug at ThinkGeek, but it sold out in a Hoth minute.

Movies

  • Haim Saban has bought back the rights to Power Rangers form Disney. So yes, the Power Rangers will return with a brand new show in 2011.

- Shawn - 5/16/10


Weekly News Roundup: 5/2/2010

Games

It looks like Isaac has a case of the space crazies in Dead Space 2.

  • You may have seen the Halo: Reach live action commercial, but here's the extended version.

  • Best Buy's Transformers: War for Cybertron is Jazz. Wait, why is Jazz a pre-order bonus? He's a big enough name Transformer to be in the game proper, like Warpath and Barricade.

  • A rare demo of NBA 2 Ball was found by some guy who might put it up on eBay. Apparently this demo was given out at the 1998 NBA All Star game, is really crappy, and very few still exist.

  • Remember when a ton of Game Crazy stores closed earlier this year? Now all the rest will be closing. The remaining Game Crazy stores will start having liquidation sales soon.

Movies

  • A third America Ring movie will get made, but it's going to be Ring 3D. Bleh.

Figures

  • Valve is making Left 4 Dead plushies. The first is a Boomer. I wouldn't call it cute since it's obese, covered in tumors, and still looks really gross.

- Shawn - 5/2/10