Diamond Comics Distributors will release exclusive spins on the classic board games Monopoly and Risk with an undead twist: they contain the Walking Dead. Buy and trade property and then fortify it to keep the zombies off your lawn (and your braaaaain intact). Pre-order at your local comic book shop.
You really have to go see this thing to fully appreciate it. It is the “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Collection” limited set. I could try and describe it but the pictures are worth a thousand words. Also, the rich, creamy awesomeness of this swag overwhelms me.
A couple of trailers for the sequel to the film Kick Ass are out for viewing, including a red band trailer. Kick Ass 2 will be in theaters this summer and includes the original cast returning to their crime fighting roles.
Gamers may remember the very challenging and very awesome 1993 game Space Hulk for the PC set in the Warhammer 40k universe where players controlled space marines attempting to clean genestealers off a wrecked vessel. Game maker Full Control will be releasing a new Space Hulk turn based game for the PC which is said to be both challenging and hardcore.
Story details for the sequels of the 1996 film Independence Day are emerging. Independence Day Forever parts 1 and 2 will take place twenty years after the first film as the aliens return loaded for bear.
A video of the game play on Assassin’s Creed IV is out.
Rumors abound on the sequel to the Alien prequel Prometheus. Some say that the film Prometheus backed the franchise into a corner from which there is no workable premise for escape. Meanwhile, screenwriter Damon Lindelof says all is well. Hmmm….
Hot on the heels of my post mentioning that Dredd was doing well in the home video market comes the news that a sequel is completely out of the question. Producer Adi Shankar says “It’s because the movie totally bombed and R-rated movies are a tough sell to begin with“. The film made $35 million globally in theaters on a $50 million budget.
Fans of the Marvel Comics character Deadpool know that the anti-hero is hardly a role-model. The team working on a Deadpool movie feel the same way about it and they are determined the character should get his full due in a film rated with a hard ‘R’. The producers may be concerned that an “R” rating would dampen the box office, but they might want to take a look at the film Dredd (based on the character Judge Dredd) which absolutely slayed in the home video market.
Leaping on-board Captain America: The Winter Soldier is UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre who has been cast as Batroc the Leaper. The character Batroc is skilled in the martial style of French kickboxing (savate).
The Massive Multi-Player space game Eve Online will release its 19th free expansion for the game June 4th. The game has been going strong for ten years and is one of the few MMOs to successfully remain a subscription only service. Despite its age, it’s subscriptions have been increasing.
- BEER: New video game dispenses real beer to the winner
- FIRE: Woman sets snake on fire, so snake burns down her house
- SCARY: Great White shark forces itself into divers cage
- BABIES: The Star Wars nursery
- OMG: Dude solves three Rubik’s Cubes while juggling them
- COSPLAY: featuring Red Sonja and White Rabbit
- ROCK: The band Kiss wants to teach your kids to rock
Eurogamer has a detailed review of Bioshock Infinite which releases tomorrow (March 26). They are giving the highly anticipated release 10 out of 10 and use the word “Amazing” liberally. It looks like it is going to be a wild ride. Should unlock for download on Steam at midnight.