Vol. 3, Issue 14
Hullo friends. Let's start this week's NN off right with a new video from geek goddess Felicia Day and friends (Thanks, Wes!):
In movie news:
- There's been a lot of awesome Avengers stuff released over the past week, particularly because much of it features Agent Coulson (my favorite Avenger). Here's a Coulson character poster and a bunch of new wallpapers of all of the gang.
- Gary Ross might not direct Catching Fire (the sequel to The Hunger Games) due to money issues.
- Man of Steel's official logo has been released. (And it is AWESOME, or so Zach Snyder would say.)
- Out of all the properties being adapted/remade these days, where's the Johnny Quest movie?
- David Yates is still talking about that Doctor Who movie.
- Marvel's currently looking for a director for Captain America 2.
- Sigh. There's a Mummy reboot in the works.
- Here are some new Brave character posters.
- For some reason, I find this impressive: James Cameron has made little changes to Titanic before releasing it in 3D, but the biggest one was with the help of famed astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson. (Thanks, Wes.)
- Really, Hollywood? A Twins sequel called Triplets? With Eddie Murphy?
- Anchorman 2 is a go. On a similar note, so is Dumb and Dumber 2.
A few clips and trailers:
Men in Black 3
The Pirates: Band of Misfits (Thanks, Colt!)
Turtle Power (Thanks, Wes.)
This is why I love Coulson so much. Pure truth.
Love these 8-bit movie posters.
I just can't get enough Hunger Games.
In TV news:
- The Daleks are coming! The Daleks are coming!
- Supernatural has likely been renewed for an eighth season.
- Sean Astin (Sam Gangee) is the voice of Raphael in the new Nickelodeon TMNT cartoon. (Thanks, Wes.)
Here's a teaser trailer for season 5 of True Blood:
These illustrations from Lucy Knisley's first-ever viewing of Doctor Who are so great. (Thanks, Rachel!) Definitely check out her whole recap—it's hilarious.
Oh, good lord. I need this to happen. (Thanks, Rebecca!)
Doctor Who villains fit propaganda style so well.
This is a show I could get behind.
Ah! So good! (Thanks, Rebecca.)
Polaski's face is priceless.
Megan Lara's nouveau portraits are always beyond spectacular.
- Two of the most widely-used insecticides on earth could be causing bee die-offs.
- Doughnuts have been linked to depression. (Thanks, Annika! I'll go have a good cry now.)
- Could we really find more habitable planets in the next two years?
Big news for Scott Pilgrim fans: The books are being re-released ... in full color. (Thanks, Rachel.)
This GIF Rachel also sent me (along with the news) is appropriately awesome.
Also, while we're on the subject—how awesome would this mashup be?
What is this, I don't even. (Thanks, Wes.)
Did you partake in any of the April Fools' tomfoolery last weekend? Here are three roundups of the best of the Internet's offerings:
- The Hobbit movie tie-in games might be in the works.
- A new Rock Band title—Blitz—is coming Xbox Live and PSN. Here's a trailer.
- The Mario/Portal mashup Mari0 is expanding with a six-player online mode.
- Harley Quinn DLC might be coming to Batman: Arkham City.
- Journey is the fast-selling PNS game of all time. (Of all time!)
- Very interesting premise to the new game from Minecraft creator Notch, 0x10c:
The story revolves around a fictional parallel universe where the space race never ended, and corporations and wealthy individuals ventured out into the unknown. After an error occurred in the computers governing human sleep cycles while ships ventured out into uncharted space, humans woke up in the year 281,474,976,712,644 AD, finding little-to-no civilization remained.
- Here's the latest on the new Game of Thrones RPG. And a new trailer.
- Epic Mickey will be available on PC and Mac, too.
- Sim City 3 has neighborly aspirations. And some information on the role of individual sims in the new game.
- This infographic of the history of Halo is quite impressive. Especially with facts like the one that equates total Halo playtime to more than 235,000 years.
- At the recent "What would Molydeux?" game jam, new games were designed with ideas culled from Twitter.
- Pre-orders are now available for the new game The Secret World. (There's a trailer at the link as well.)
I found a couple of gaming links, too:
- Available now: an "awesome" new fan-made G.I. Joe game.
- And here's a new trailer for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.
This video hits home. I do have a bit of a hoarding problem in video games. (Thanks, Wes.)
I finally finished Mass Effect 3. I'm not totally in love with the ending I got, but I also don't hate it. I would, however, be more than OK with this cartoon continuing the franchise. (Thanks, Adam!)
These illustrations are super gorgeous. Every week, you guys, I am jealous of skills I will never have.
I wish these books were real!
I like this illustration style a whole lot.
If you've been wondering what the Daleks were doing with all that time they've been away:
And if that video wasn't soothing enough, here's 24 whole hours of an idling Enterprise D.