No Bruce Campbell, no Evil Dead.
Since the announcement of the possible Evil Dead tv series was announced, everyone is up in arms about Bruce Campbell dusting off his chainsaw and boomstick! Bruce himself took to Twitter to quell our hungry minds about the casting choices for the show, by confirming that he himself would reprise his role if offered.
- Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) July 27, 2014
While it comes as no surprise that Bruce Campbell is more than willing to return to the set of Evil Dead, it’s still too far to tell if the Rami’s have that in mind for the show. What’s still unknown is how the 2013 remake will fit into the universe of the classical canon, if at all.
The second curiosity is what the premise would be, and how much time will have lapsed between the Army of Darkness, and the remake. There is also the possibility that we could draw stories from the video games, or the comics where we could see Freddy or Jason.
When Evil Dead does premiere in all of its B-movie glory, it will be one of the highest rated shows to date, but what network would pick it up? Most speculate the Sci-fi channel, and many others assume NBC since they have started branching off into paranormal areas with shows like Constantine, and the recently cancelled Revolution.
Ash knows how to swing a chainsaw like a boss.
While either network would be fine, we can rest assured, that Bruce Campbell will have a heavy hand in the show’s adaptation, as well as the producing of its content. What do you think, will you tune in to watch more about the Necronomicon, or see the adventures of Ash in Evil Dead the tv series?
Tell us your thoughts, and keep reading for more Comic-con announcements!
The Gaming Ground
The Dig anyone?
I don´t know if you guys remember Steven Spielberg and Orson Scott Card´s adventure game "The Dig" (LucasArts, 1995). But that´s the vibes that i got from Peter Moorhead´s indie game "Stranded". But don´t point that out for Peter though (the maker of Stranded).
Because he has probably already heard that 1 million times before. In fact, he made a comment about the comparison between the Dig and his game Stranded on his blog:
“If we’re giving off some of the same atmosphere as it, that’s great, and extremely flattering actually,” he said, “but it wasn’t a style or tone we specifically tried to emulate: Stranded will play out very differently to how The Dig did.” - Peter Moorhead
Anyhow, i find Stranded to be a really interesting and neat adventure game. So i´m going to buy it asap =) (it´s yours for 7 bucks via the games homepage).
Hyrule Warriors are set for a release on the 19th of September (EU and the UK).
Some months ago there was a lot of doubt in both Omega Force, Team Ninja and their upcoming Wii U Zelda game "Hyrule Warriors" (a hack and slash game). But things have changed over time. Well, okay. Some people ain´t that happy with the "new" and grown up look of Hyrule Warriors (boobs O´plenty anyone?).
But other than that. Media (and the fans) seems to be excited and happy about Hyrule Warriors. I have to admit though, i´m a bit worried over the fact that Team Ninja are involved in the making. Because i can´t say that i don´t like the thought of having my image of Zelda destroyed by some, ehrm, NSFW female characters.
I just hope that Hyrule Warriors won´t get turned into a "Zelda goes DOA Extreme" (bouncing boobs everywhere and nowhere). Because that´s the last thing that i want. Oh well, guess we have to wait until September to find out.
I see it like this though. Hyrule Warriors can´t possibly be worse than the Gameboy version of Zelda II *sarcasm*
About Hyrule Warriors:
"Cut down entire legions of enemies as Link, Zelda, Midna and other characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise using over-the-top powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. This tour de force through the beloved locales of Hyrule will have players battling some of the fiercest enemies in The Legend of Zelda history. Two players can play local co-op, with one player joining with the Wii U GamePad controller and another with the Wii U Pro Controller or Wii Remote + Nunchuk controllers (additional accessories are sold separately)."
- The delicate balance of the Triforce has been disrupted and Hyrule Kingdom is once again being torn apart by a dark power, this time led by Sorceress Cia.
- Heroic Link carves through a huge onslaught of enemies as he executes flashy moves with combat attacks.
- This also marks the first time that many other iconic characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise are playable for any length of time, including Princess Zelda, Impa and Midna.
- Protect and reclaim recognizable landmarks from multiple games in The Legend of Zelda series, including such classic areas like Hyrule Field and the Palace of Twilight.
- Push back armies of classic enemies from The Legend of Zelda, as well as powerful enemies making their debuts in Hyrule Warriors.
- Advance the story to unlock new playable characters, each with unique moves and weapon types. Collect
- Rupees and other useful items to upgrade weapons and craft badges, which players can use to bolster each warrior's abilities.
- Two warriors are better than one: Battle armies with a friend using local co-op mode, with one person playing on the TV and the other on the GamePad, providing each player with his or her own screen.
Back in June i wrote a peice about Punchbag Entertainment´s upcoming RPG game "Gravia Tactics". Well, we received a mail from the Punchbag team today. Because they wanted to inform us about the fact that there´s now a Kickstarter campaign for Gravia Tactics.
Great news indeed. But there will be no walk in the park to reach the £120,000 Kickstarter goal line. A gal which must be reached within 29 days from now. But we wish Punchbag the best of luck with that!
About Gravia Tactics:
"Gravia Tactics is a narrative driven Tactical Role-Playing Game for the PC with rich Anime stylings and mature overtones that focuses on intricate battle mechanics and powerful storytelling."
- A compelling plot with mature overtones
- Follow our misfit band of adventurers into incredible hardship. They go through the unthinkable in their unerring mission to save the world. A rich and inviting world
- Explore beautiful, hand-drawn environments and their captivating, hand-animated inhabitants! Fully voiced
- Enjoy every major NPC interaction through high quality voice acting! Anime cutscenes
- Be captivated by Gravia Tactics' many twists and turns as told through detailed, high impact Anime cutscenes. Legend System - Piece together information from around Gravia to track down powerful, ancient treasures and the behemoths that guard them! Non-linear progression
- Fine tune the party's abilities, gear and composition to fit your playstyle. Multi-layered combat mechanics
- Defeat the impossible by capitalising on the synergy of over 20 combat mechanics intricately designed to play off each other. Challenging AI opposition
- Built from the ground up to understand the battlefield like a player, don't underestimate the enemy! Bonus Goals in every battle - Beat optional challenges to earn unique rewards in the form of additional resources, rare items and even additional story snippets!
It can´t be easy to face both Acctivision´s Skylanders and Disney´s and Disney Infinity. But due the fact that Nintendo have one hell of a hot streak at the moment. They fear nothing or no one. I mean, just 6 months ago the Wii U was doomed to oblivion.
And look at Nintendo and the Wii U now. Back in black! And that´s probarly why they dare to release a product such as "Amiibo" (for Wii U and 3DS). A product that literally gives life to your favourite Nintendo characters. In technical terms it´s said to be a "near field communication (NFC) based platform".
Have no worries though. Because you don´t have to figure out what that means. Because all you need to do is to check out the video further down the page ;)
So, what do you guys think about Amiibo so far?
The following Nintendo characters will be released during Q4 this year:
Wii Fit Trainer
Connect with the game Introducing amiibo:
"Character figures designed to connect and interact with compatible games. By holding the amiibo over your Wii U GamePad, you'll open up new experiences within each corresponding game. Your amiibo will store data as you play, making it your very own, one-of-a-kind amiibo."
Wii U games with planned amiibo functionality include:
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Mario Kart™ 8
- Captain Toad™: Treasure Tracker
- Mario Party™ 10
- Yoshi's Woolly World™
- Compatible with Nintendo 3DS system too
Orbital Gear focuses heavily on gravitation and and intense shooter action.
I had no idea that it was a Uppsala (Sweden) based indie studio had made the super cool multiplayer shooter game "Orbital Gear" (PC, MAC and Linux). But yes, that´s the case. Because Night Node Software really are placed in Uppsala.
Anyhow, so now you might wonder when Orbital Gear will be released? Well, some time during Q2 this year (so I've been told ). And oh! Please do support Orbital Gear on Steam Greenlight =) If you like the game that is.
Arm your Mech with two of the twelve different weapons to destroy your enemies. Orbital Gear features classic multiplayer gameplay with new mechanics and 3D graphics.
In the final version there will be four different mechs available and twelve different weapons to make use of in your battles with your opponents. We have classic deathmatch as the basis for multiplayer pandemonium but we also have our own special game mode called Orbital Warfare, a siege mode where you do battle with the opposing team where the goal is to destroy the opponents base.
Destruction is ensured either with your mechs weapons or by charging your doomsday weapon with energy cores, collected from fallen enemies."
The picture (Chaka Cumberbatch Sailor Venus cosplay) that started the great racism war over Tumblr some time ago.
Sadly enough we live in a very racist world. And the cosplay industry ain´t no exception. I ready a really good (but sad) article at comicsbeat (written by Heidi MacDonald) named "Why aren’t there more black writers in the comics industry?", just now.
And i really liked it. So i decided to give my point of view on the subject, and write about the awesome cosplayer "Chaka Cumberbatch" while im at it. First of all, Chaka Cumberbatch become something of the "Rosa Parks" version of cosplaying.
And it started when she cosplayed as Sailor Venus (a very cute version of Sailor Venus imo). Cuz that´s when all the racist blur started over internet (Tumblr). Chaka got called a lot of mean things. But im not going to foucs on the negative things, cuz you can read all about it further down this article (Chaka Cumberbatch´s own world).
No, im going to write about the fact that Chaka brought light over a big issue. Why ain´t there any black cosplayers? I mean, of course there are. But they are not that many. Chaka also become something of a role model for other black cosplayers.
Some may think that it´s becouse that there ain´t that many black anime/manga and video game characters (I really like Yoruichi and Caska though). Sure, that´s a part of it. But i see no problem with people cosplaying as characters with another skin color then their own,
But that´s the main thing. I don´t have any problems with that. But "some" people became very angry and hatefull towards Chaka Cumberbatch, when she cosplayed as Sailor Venus. Imo, those people need to stay of the internet.
Because their obviously not well mannered, and smart enough to use it. Me, i love Chaka Cumberbatch cosplay creations. So if you like Chaka´s cosplay creations as well. Then just visit her Facebook page for more pictures!
As if the bar was set lower for us, as if we weren’t expected to perform on the same level as white cosplayers. [snip] I lost track of how many times the post was liked, reblogged, linked to other websites — even now, nearly three years after the picture was taken, complete strangers will come up and reference it to me at cons, and it’s even come up in job interviews.
My Venus became the unintentional face of the cosplay race debate online, an unwitting example of “Black cosplayers doing it right,” as if 9 times out of 10, black cosplayers were doing it wrong by default. What kills me is that in person, nobody has the balls to say a word about whether or not they think darker-skinned people should cosplay lighter skinned characters — but online is a completely different animal.
Online, I was “Nigger Venus,” and “Sailor Venus Williams” because I am black. My nose was too wide, lips were too big, I had a “face like a gorilla” and wasn’t suited for such a cute character, because I am black. My wig was too blonde, my wig wasn’t blonde enough, or, my wig was ghetto because I was making it ghetto, by being black and having it on my head."
About Chaka Cumberbatch:
"Just a girl who loves comics and cartoons and costumes and wigs! My favorite conventions are Dragon*Con and San Diego Comic Con, and my home base is Project A-Kon ♥ This page is to keep my friends, loved ones and people I meet at cons updated on wtf I'm doing next! Because I am ALWAYS UP TO SOMETHING.Cosplay like you mean it"
I bet that some of you still remembers Blue Bytes old strategy game series "Settlers"? Well, i sure do! But then again, i grew up with those games. Anyhow, this morning i found a really awesome game called "RimWorld" (it´s made by Tynan Sylvester).
RimWorld looks (and feels) like a mix of "The Settlers" and Westwoods old RTS game series "Dune". But RimWorld are of course way more advanced. I should also point out that RimWorld became a huge success on Kickstarter last year.
Cuz when the Kickstarter stopped to tick. RimWorld had collected over $268,000! So im quite excited to play the fullversion of RimWorld asap. That´s also why im really glad to inform you all. That RimWorld got the thumbs up on Steam Greenlight.
"Your colonists are not professional settlers – they’re crashlanded survivors from a passenger liner destroyed in orbit. You can end up with a nobleman, an accountant, and, a housewife. You’ll acquire more colonists by capturing them in combat and turning them to your side, buying them from slave traders, or taking in refugees.
So your colony will always be a motley crew. Each person’s background is tracked and affects how they play. A nobleman will be great at social skills (recruiting prisoners, negotiating trade prices), but refuse to do physical work. A farm oaf knows how to grow food by long experience, but cannot do research.
A nerdy scientist is great at research, but cannot do social tasks at all. A genetically engineered assassin can do nothing but kill – but he does that very well. RimWorld is a story generator. It’s designed to co-author tragic, twisted, and triumphant stories about imprisoned pirates, desperate colonists, starvation and survival.
It works by controlling the “random” events that the world throws at you. Every thunderstorm, pirate raid, and traveling salesman is a card dealt into your story by the AI Storyteller. There are several storytellers to choose from, and each one applies a different algorithm for generating random events.
So Randy Random does crazy stuff, Cassandra Classic goes for rising tension, and Phoebe Friendly just makes good things happen. So if you want a different kind of story for your colony, you can just choose a different storyteller."