August 15, 2013

Nerd News: Disney art, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hollow Crown trailer and more

Vol. 4, Issue 31

Here's your weekly helping of geeky delights, friends. And there's definitely enough for everyone to have seconds. Enjoy!

In movie news:

Here is a trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire:


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This Alex Pardee-illustrated poster for The World's End is pretty dang cool.

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Minion cosplay is the best.

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In TV news:

Here are a few promo clips:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.



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The Hollow Crown (which starts in the U.S. Sept. 20)


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Legend of Korra


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Mob City


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These ladies would fit right in with the Avatar: The Last Airbender cast.

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In today's what is this, I don't even:


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In gaming news, from TGG:

I found an item of possible interest:
  • Pokémon X and Y will be released in October. (Personally, I feel like the Pokémon games are basically animal abuse in game form, but I know some people enjoy them.)

Here's a fun fan-made Super Metroid short (thanks, TGG):


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I was part of the circle of life once. It was awful.

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I might be biased, but I'm pretty sure this was one of the best things to come out of Disney's recent D23 expo. (Thanks, Rebecca and Soleil!)



In SCIENCE! and tech news, from the Mister:

I found a few items:

These body system illustrations are so great.

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In comic, book and nerd fashion news:

And finally:


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11 comments:

  1. I can't even...me commenting on these anymore just turns into blubbering and going "Ooh!" incessantly.

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  2. Eeeee, I hadn't seen the Bigby trailer, I am so excited about that, I love the comic so much!! Also Meryl Streep and Alexander Skarsgard almost sounds too perfect! And I can not wait for the Witcher 3 already! Too much exciting news!

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  3. the sharknado title is possibly the best title to any sequel. ever.

    the doctor who anime... i wish i had web cammed my face watching this. utterly ridiculous.

    the star wars comics will be finding a home on the comic shelf of my book case.

    so excited about disney infinity tomorrow!! i know what elijah and i are gonna be doing all day (except for those 2 hours i have work) it's gonna be the most he's been allowed to play games ever. he has no idea what's coming.



    and as always- KINGDOM HEARTS!!! we preordered the 1.5 since we didn't play the handheld releases they did after the first. they made my brain hurt.

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  4. I love it. That's the best kind of compliment. :)

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  5. I still haven't taken the time to watch Sharknado, but it's on the DVR, waiting.


    Did y'all enjoy Infinity?

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  6. Fables is so good. I'm a little behind, but I love the story.

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  7. I haven't seen sharknado either... but now I kinda want to.
    It's a bit misleading actually- they give you 3 characters so you can play the 3 boards but don't tell you that if you want to play 2 player you had to have purchased another character from one of those specific franchises. Because sully isn't in the incredibkes you can't use him in those missions. Which makes sense but is horribly frustrating to a 5 year old. Sadly game stop was "shorted their preorders" and didn't have the cars expansion. Fortunately best buy did so elijah and ricky were able to play together for a while. The game itself is pretty good. Missions are short and to the point which ia great for kids.

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  8. Good to know! Glad it worked out OK in the end.

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  9. Somehow I missed this comment. I haven't preordered KH 1.5 even though I really want to because of the art book. I tried twice to play Coded, but I just couldn't. It's so stupid. Why would they take an awesome action/RPG franchise and make a terrible card battle game out of it? And I never played any of the other handheld titles because I don't own any handheld systems (I fear I would never read another book if I did). In fact the only games in the series I've played are KH1&2 and I'm OK with that, but I am often sad that I can't replay them on my PS3, so I'm excited for this release for that reason.


    I've been going back and forth on Infinity. I read one other review from someone I know who really enjoyed it (for himself, no kids). I read somewhere else about needing extra figures to play multiplayer on the playsets which is kind of a bummer, but they're in it for the money so I can't fault them. I also read that a lot of PS3 versions were having freezing and save file corruption issues. Are you guys on PS3? Have you had any problems?

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  10. warning- rant to proceed in 3....2....1.... CODED IS THE WORST ANYTHING EVER! EVER!!!! it is the one and only game that we've ever purchased and returned in the same day. it was sooo bad that we gave up on all the others- despite owning a psp and a nds and being told by friends that other games weren't so bad. you know when you hear a parent say something like- if you don't behave we're all going to have to leave- well that's what happened. this game didn't behave and i assumed horrible things about the others. i read in a release that they did some tweaking (not to be confused with twerking) to the games and i'm hoping that it improves things greatly. we're willing to give it a shot and see how things go- 1&2 were so great and i'm constantly wishing i could play them on my ps3 and get all sad that i can't. it's the same way i feel when i see my case for ocarina of time and then remember the game is missing. :( i havn't checked out the art book- something to look for the next time i'm in the comic shop- have you read any of the comics? i feel like if they follow the games story lines (i have no idea if they do) that would be the best/easiest way to catch up on everything that has happened in the horrible handhelds...

    infinity- elijah is obsessed with it. he loves that you have to get out the character "dolls/statues" and put them on the stand. he also likes that each character has there own set of missions inside the games. you do need the extra figures to play multiplayer which does suck- moneywise- because the 3 characters it comes with (sully/cpt jack/mr incredible) can't play in one anothers franchises. so you have to buy the "sidekicks" set which has mike/barbosa/mrs incredible. but that's if you want to play multiplayer missions (which are really the point) and not "toybox"- all of the characters are compatible with one another there. there are some really cool unlockables in the toybox (we got scrooge mcducks money safe from ducktales a couple of days ago). we are playing it on ps3 and load time is kinda ridic but none of our files have been corrupted.. yet... also with all of the updates to the system plus patches it took us well over an hour to get to play after putting the disc in, it's absurd for me to wait that long let alone my 5 year old. so that was disappointing.

    however- on the brighter side- possibly the coolest intro/walkthrough/how to ever. really gorgeous- even though it's all cartoony- gives you glimpses into upcoming releases (rapunzel/wreck it ralph/toy story/ nightmare before christmas) and when it finally gets to the disney castle portion- i'm not gonna lie- i teared up. it's so perfectly rendered. and i do love that each "movie" has it's own brand new story line but sadly the magic has not lasted the missions are kinda repetitive and spread out all over the place and the cars levels.... they make me so motion sick that ricky has to play them with the kid now because i physically can't. i may have gotten a little carried away here... poor mandy, we (and by we i mean me) hijacked her blog...

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