Now that we're all done with Marvel for the year, we can get back to what's really important in life: what the heck is going on in Star Wars: Episode VII? While we've been picking apart Guardians of the Galaxy looking for clues, a couple of juicy Star Wars rumors flew right under my radar. If you happened to miss them too, read on for reports on the Millennium Falcon's new pilot, Luke Skywalker's messy situation, production details, and more.
Howdy Folks! And welcome to Channel Surfer Season 3, where everything starts going downhill. Case in point: The first new post isn’t about obscure TV shows, it’s about the most well known and beloved animated films in American History. But that’s what I watched this summer, and boy, there was some stuff I noticed.
So it looks like Valve may have stealthily released their long-awaited Source 2 engine in a recent Dota 2 update. Specifically, they recently released the Dota 2 workshop tools in alpha form, and after digging through some of the files included with the tools, it looks like there's a decent amount of evidence for this theory. But what's the significance of releasing the Source 2 engine in this way, and why all the secrecy from Valve?
Anyone who's used Youtube in the last couple years probably knows how this system works. If Youtube detects copyrighted music present in your video, the entire video is automatically muted. It would appear that Twitch.TV, the popular video game streaming site, is implementing a similar system. Before we get all up in arms about it, though, let's explore why this might be a good thing.
Guardians of the Galaxy managed to wrap up its story pretty neatly, but there was certainly material left over to explore in an eventual sequel. By far the biggest question left open though is, who exactly is Star-Lord's dad? Let's speculate!
Riot Games has finally revealed the schedule, format, and prize pool for their annual League of Legends World Championships, which will take place across Asia, culminating in the finals in South Korea. Due to the timezone of this new venue, fans in North America are probably looking at some pretty late nights if you want to watch the entire event.
We knew one of them eventually would, but now we know who. Warner Bros./DC has quietly shifted Batman v. Superman away from its previous May release date, to avoid sharing the day with Marvel's Captain America 3. This is despite the fact that no details on Cap 3 have been released, and the film is still a long ways off from going into production. It seems not even a Batman/Superman team-up film can compete with the Marvel juggernaut.
We’ve been preaching against pre-orders and the damage that they do to the gaming industry for awhile now. By offering exclusive pre-order bonuses for separate retailers they’ve created a system in which consumers cannot purchase the complete game. Unless we purchase the game half a dozen times we’ll always be missing out. Now, Eric Hirshberg, Activision Publishing President and CEO, is saying that Destiny having the highest pre-order numbers of any new IP in history isn’t that big a deal, and it feels something like a victory.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where I check out the first issue of a new comic and tell you whether or not you should start following that comic based only on that. Superman has been a cultural icon for nearly 80 years now, and we've seen his character, or some iteration of it, in just about every story imaginable at this point. But Imperial proves that we can still have fun with this kind of hero.
A hilariously true discussion has taken place over the past few days: across ten Marvel movies and two appearances, Thanos has accomplished absolutely nothing--consequently, Marvel's giant villainous payoff has sprung a major gas leak, and the worst part is that it was all so painfully avoidable . . .
I want to live in a world where the summer season feeds on summery songs; I'm talking musician-powered weather, melodies that leak out from our atmosphere and are devoured by the sun like krill. In this world, Black Honey's music could feed a summer endlessly.
It's been two years since Disney acquired LucasFilm (wow, does time fly!), and yet, we still haven't seen much more Star Wars at Disney's many theme parks. With Marvel it made sense, there was a pre-existing deal with Universal's parks. With Star Wars though, why are we still just looking at "Star Tours" and gift shops?