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 »
Posted under: Nintendo Game Boy
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 »
"This is my life!"
Last month we got our first look at a batch of promo posters for the upcoming second season of Orphan Black on BBC America, which is set to debut on April 19. Today we get to check out the just-released first trailer for the new season. The clip starts out with a few key scenes from Orphan Black season 1 to refresh your memory a bit and then it launches into exciting new footage from the coming season. Now that I’m all caught up on the show, I’m very much looking forward to the premiere of season 2. Watch the trailer above and get excited, too! The all new season of Orphan Black premieres in 2 weeks!
Posted under: 'Orphan Black'
Peace the Spork Out
Yesterday we learned the (sad? happy?) news that the mobile video game Flappy Bird was going to be removed from app stores due to the overwhelming success that the game’s creator has been experiencing. The creator posted messages on Twitter announcing his intention to take down the game today. Well, he made good on his promise. If you head over the Apple App Store or the Google Play app store you will find that Flappy Bird is no longer available. It’s gone. It’s dunzo. Fin. More »
Posted under: Flappy Bird
That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
Ummm, yespleasemorethankyou. The gods of video games have finally answered my call and have created a product that I’m totally okay with my boys playing. Folks, the Franz Kafka video game you didn’t know you’d been waiting for is finally here. I don’t play video games, but I am weirdly psyched about this, as it reminds me of the good ol’ days, studying literary theory at Sarah Lawrence and getting introduced to Kafka via great works like The Metamorphosis and A Hunger Artist. Click inside for deets and for a sneak peek at the video!
Beyotches Stole Her Look?
Lindsay Lohan is reportedly lookin’ to score big time with a new lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V because she claims that her likeness is being used in the video game without her permission (or compensation). Apparently, L. Lo and her legal team believe that a character in the video game is based on her likeness and they want to be paid — handsomely. As you can see in the photos below, the animated girl in the video game promo art does look a bit like Lindsay Lohan … but, in all honesty, the animated girl also looks like models Kate Upton, Shelby Welinder or any other sun-kissed young woman living in Los Angeles. Click below to see the side-by-side comparison photos and read what Lohan and her legal team are up to in regards to this lawsuit. More »