Did you ever want to or get the chance to play the game Space Paranoids that was featured in the movie Tron?
In honor of Tron Legacy's release date latter this year they sent the fictional character from the movie Flynn to Wonder Con to announce the games release online. Watch the video above.
I hope it is more then a gimmick. Imagine sitting there iPad in hand playing Space Paranoids. Just don't forget the mini game where we get to face off with the discs.
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Exploring: Predators Trailer
The trailer gives the Predators movie a feel much more like the original Predator movie. I also like that they have the Predators collecting their prey for a big game hunt since the humans proved themselves formidable and it is a typical behavior for them to do so.
Both franchises had their first movie named in the singular and featured only one. Aliens went on to feature many Aliens in it's second movie and was thus named in the plural. Predators also will feature multiple of the hunter warriors and is named in the plural.
Predators' release date 7th July 2010
Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey. With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members human “predators” that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.
Champions Online: Pre-order Dilemma
Champions Online is a month away from it's release and now comes the difficult decision which vendor to get the game from? The bonus items that come with the game can be very convenient for running a character especially at the earlier levels. For instance I love the little jump pack that I got with my copy of City of Heroes. Very helpful for moving over obstacles at the earlier levels before I get good travel powers.
I like that Champions is giving options over which bonus items a player wants to start with. What I don't like is that I have to worry which vendor I purchase the game from. Why make life more complicated then it already is?
- Amazon.com: three exclusive apparel options: harlequin headpiece, black knight helmet, grenade chest strap. Five in-game micro-transaction dollars. Get your Amazon copy of Champions Online here.
- Gamestop: Access to the Early Start weekend. The Insectoid Airfoil costume piece and Experimental Anti-Graviton Generator flight travel power.
- Wal-Mart: an exclusive zone map. Iron-on decal. Ten in-game micro-transaction dollars
- Best Buy: Access to the Early Start weekend. Lil' Champ pet. A functional damage resistance item.
Though there are some differences between the packs they aren't as different when looked at closer. The main choice is whether you want to play on the early start weekend or not?
Cryptic is good with their execution of micro-transactions. For instance in City of Heroes with micro-transactions a player can purchase the bonus items that came with special purchased versions of the game or extra character slots (though each player gets a ton of slots per server) or character transfers, ect.
This means that I would not be surprised if players could not purchase the pet, damage resistance item, Experimental Anti-Graviton Generator, or special costume pieces.
Trailer: Tron Legacy
This trailer was debut at Comic Con and it is stunning. I like how the world of Tron is in a more life like graphic quality with out loosing some of the fun nostalgic look that the original movie has. I love the new cycles and how the field they race on now has levels moving from 2d (racing right, left, forward and backward) to 3d (adding and up and down). Watch the Video above.
I love watching Tron. It''s a great film, fun premise and an interesting look at the graphic quality of games in the 80's... the tanks still make me giggle.
The idea of doing another Tron was not distasteful to me because game graphics have moved into a more realistic style and a remake could feature that evolution of gaming. My hope is that the movie does not loose the great story from the original Tron.
Story: Sam Flynn a the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Father and son Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. (wikipedia)
Theater or Renter: March 2009
Theater or Renter: March 2009 includes Five Speculative Fiction movies Watchmen, Race to Witch Mountain, Knowing, Monsters vs. Aliens, and The Haunting in Connecticut. Will we watch? Will we rent? or do we even care? Rules of the Game: Watch the trailers. Rate the Trailer. Then share with us your comments: does the movie, it’s trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?
Release Date: MARCH 6th
Listed as: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Studio: Legendary Pictures, Lawrence Gordon Productions, DC Comics
Director: Zack Snyder
Produced by: Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Deborah Snyder
Written by: David Hayter, Alex Tse, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
Stars: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson
The Plot / Story: Set in an alternate 1985 America where tensions between the US and the Soviet Union is high and the "Doomsday Clock" is set at five minutes to midnight, former superhero-turned vigilante Rorschach discovers that one of his former colleagues has been murdered. As he investigates the murder he uncovers a plot that is intent on killing and discrediting all past and present superheros. As he reconnects with members of his former crime-fighting legion, including Nite Owl II, Silk Spectre II and Dr. Manhattan, they uncover a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy that not only links to their shared past but has catastrophic consequences for the future. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
For More Watchmen Fun:
Race to Witch Mountain:
- Get your copy from amazon here: Race to Witch Mountain
Release Date: MARCH 13th
Listed as: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Andy Fickman
Produced by: Andrew Gunn, Mario Iscovich, Anne Marie Sanderlin
Written by: Andy Fickman, Mark Bomback, Matt Lopez
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Tom Everett Scott
The Plot / Story: Advancing the storyline from the 1975 film Escape to Witch Mountain, a Las Vegas cab driver and a discredited astrophysicist attempt to rescue two paranormal siblings from the hands of a villainous man. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Release Date: MARCH 20th
Listed as: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Director: Alex Proyas
Produced by: Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch
Written by: Alex Proyas, Stuart Hazeldine, Juliet Snowden
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne
The Plot / Story: John Koestler, a professor, finds that the contents of a time capsule at his son's elementary school make predictions of the future that have come true. The predictions lead the teacher to believe the world is ending, and that he and his son are involved in the apocalypse. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
Monsters vs. Aliens:
Release Date: MARCH 27th
Listed as: Animation, Sci-Fi
Studio: DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Pictures
Director: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
Produced by: Lisa Stewart, Jill Hopper, Lisa Stewart, Latifa Ouaou
Written by: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky, Rob Letterman, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert, Paul Rudd, Jimmy Kimmel
The Plot / Story: When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. She is labeled a monster and captured by the military and held at an institution that houses other monsters. When a UFO lands and an alien overlord named Gallaxhar demands that Earth be given to them, General W.R. Monger suggests to the President that the monsters can provide the firepower to defeat the aliens. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
The Haunting in Connecticut:
Release Date: MARCH 27th
Listed as: Horror, Thriller
Studio: Lionsgate, Gold Circle Films
Director: Peter Cornwell
Produced by: Scott Niemeyer, Norm Waitt, Steve Whitney, Paul Brooks, Daniel Farrands, Phyllis Laing, Wendy Rhoads, Andrew Trapani
Written by: Adam Simon, Tim Metcalfe
Stars: Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, Elias Koteas, Amanda Crew, Martin Donovan, Sophi Knight, Ty Wood, Erik J. Berg, John Bluethner, D.W. Brown, John B. Lowe
The Plot / Story: Based on a "true" story, Lionsgate’s The Haunting in Connecticut charts one family’s terrifying, real-life encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner’s clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover. Now unspeakable terror awaits, when Jonah, the boy who communicated with the powerful dark forces of the supernatural, returns to unleash a new kind of horror on the innocent and unsuspecting family. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
The “true” story was featured on the Discovery Channel television show called "A Haunting.” It was actually one their pilot episode called "A Haunting in Connecticut.” For more on the episode check out wikipedia episode guide here
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Tron 2 Bringing Back Boxleitner and Bridges
Bruce Boxleitner will return for a role in Tron 2. I love the nostalgia of bring back the actors from Tron for the sequel. They have also brought back Jeff Bridges. They are great performers and give me hope for the sequel. Tron is a great cyberPunk cult classic and a must own for any fan of cyberPunk (get your copy of Tron here)