Because the world can never have too many Mortal Kombat video games, I am happy to pass along the gameplay trailer embedded above that gives us our first look at the latest installment of the Mortal Kombat video game series Mortal Kombat X. As you can see, classic MK characters like Rayden, Scorpion, Kitana and Goro (!!!!!!!!!!) are included in this first trailer — along with some new characters. I’ve been playing Mortal Kombat for about 23 years and, honestly, I never get tired of the game. This first look at Mortal Kombat X looks so great … I might need to get myself a video game console so I can play it!
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This is TOO much awesome
The brilliant folks at CineFix have put together a short video that shows what Disney‘s animated feature film Frozen would look like as an 8-bit video game and as you can see above, the video is nothing short of perfection. Even if you’re sick and tired of Frozen by this point, you have to watch this video to see how cleverly it’s been adapted into a fictional video game — that I really wish existed! If for nothing else, you have to hear the music from Frozen in glorious 8-bit form and just really respect all the inventive hard work that went into the creation of this video. Ugh, it’s soooo good.
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Starring Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph and more
In what was an inevitability in this age of uninspired movie ideas, today we learn that producers have decided to turn the wildly popular video game Angry Birds into an animated feature-length film. Angry Birds was created as a mobile video game but has since exploded into much more. In the summer of 2016, it will explode in movie theaters as a feature film starring the voices of Maya Rudolph, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Jason Sudeikis. Click below to see a promo image from this new Angry Birds film and learn more about the video game’s transition from mobile phones to movie theaters. More »
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GO SEE THIS MOVIE RIGHT NOW
Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters today and as I blogged earlier, it’s a movie that you MUST SEE as soon as humanly possible. In order to try and inspire you to see this movie as quickly as possible, I present to you video of the Guardians trailer made completely out of LEGOs. It’s like The LEGO Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy has sex and birthed a truly adorable baby. Click above to watch and love.
Shall we play a game?
Last week Joss Whedon delighted fans with the fun release of a cute Firefly drawing that he shared with his followers on Twitter. Today we learn that Firefly is getting new life for real in a fun new way. Firefly, the show and its characters, is being revived in video game form that will allow YOU to be part of the action. All of the actors who starred on the show, including star Nathan Fillion, will provide the voices for their characters in the video game — which is probably the closest we will ever get to the actual return of the Firefly TV show. Click the embed above to watch the trailer for Firefly Online and then click below to learn so much more about the game and how YOU can become a part of the world of Firefly. More »
"I've seen this case before ... it's an iPhone case!"
Remember back in April when we saw that horribly depressing (yet entirely entertaining) video of kids trying to figure out what the Hell a Walkman cassette player is? Well, today we get to check out a newer video of kids reacting to the Nintendo Game Boy. While some of the kids recognize and appreciate the Game Boy (for the most part) many of the kids have no idea what it is … or how to use it. The video is cute, you have to check it out.
Are We Feeling This New Trailer?
A lot of concerns were raised over that first trailer we saw for The Giver a while back. One thing some of you mentioned was that there was so much color, when one of the main plot points of the original novel by Lois Lowry was the black & white-to-color revelation. Well, things are looking a little more accurate in this new trailer, so I’m curious to know what you guys think. Peep the video for more!
The TV Guide
Inspired by the 25th anniversary of the Nintendo Game Boy yesterday, I went digging further into my Closet of WondersTM (aka my closet packed full of fun crap) and found my stash of classic video games. After I played Tetris for about an hour on my Game Boy, I decided to switch things up and play a game of Pokémon on my see-thru purple Game Boy Color. Yes folks, this is how I spent my Monday night. Because it had been many years since I played any Pokémon game, it took me a while to get back into the swing of the game. Needless to say, I didn’t even come close to completing the game last night … but I did have fun trying. More »
April 21, 1989
25 years ago today, Nintendo released the Game Boy compact video game system and revolutionized the world of video gaming. On April 21, 1989, the original Game Boy was unleashed upon the world and almost immediately, a generation of video game fans took a giant leap forward into the realm of portable gaming technology. Since that time, the Game Boy has evolved into different, smaller versions (Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Light, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP) … eventually morphing into the Nintendo 3DS … but back when the portable gaming system was first released, the world was changed forever. Homage to the Game Boy must be paid. More »
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Nintendo has announced the forthcoming release of a new video game called Tomodachi Life and they have revealed that they have partnered with none other than Christina Aguilera to promote the video game. Essentially, players can create little animated versions of themselves and their friends and play with one another in a virtual world. They can also create characters like Xtina, which is meant to heighten the gameplay, I guess. Click below to learn more about Tomodachi Life and see video of Xtina in action in the video game. More »