Another day, another game discounted into impulse buy territory. This time, it’s Avengers Initiative that has been given a big discount. For a limited time, this game is only $0.99 for Android. If iOS is more your style, you’ll be happy to know it’s totally free for now. iOS users also get the added bonus to play more »
Games Workshop (GW) easily makes the coolest-looking tabletop miniatures games, and when they venture into boardgames, they set the bar pretty high as well. One of their standout baordgames was Space Hulk, already out of print despite being considered a classic–the game components were just too expensive to make. Space Hulk is basically a dungeon crawl in a sci-fi setting (a la Alien), with a team of variously equipped marines clearing out a dead space ship infested with extraordinarily vicious alien monsters, called Tyranids. It’s an intense, bloody game that made for some good solitaire play.
This year, Hallmark’s main video game themed ornament is Prince Dastan from Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Measuring 4 in. tall and retailing for $14.95 (ornament # QXD2152), it features the likeness of a leaping Jake Gyllenhaal as “The Prince.” The film is also being released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download September 14, 2010.
The other ornament, which I have yet to see in a store, is the Tron Lightcycle ornament (#QXD1153), also based on a upcoming Disney film (Tron: Legacy, December 17, 2010). This one is priced $16.95, is 4.5 in. wide and lights up (so it requires batteries, which are often included in Hallmark’s fancier ornaments). This definitely looks to be the more impressive of this year’s two game-related ornaments.
Gaia Online just announced the release of celebrity-inspired items for Gaia users. This week’s items now allow registrants the opportunity to dress up their avatars as Snoop Dogg or The Incredible Hulk with hairstyles, purple pants, green fists and more. This marks the first time fully licensed celebrity-branded virtual items have been sold in the virtual world.
Born as the entrepreneurial venture of Jusaburo Shimizu in 1947, Kotobukiya’s began as a single toy store for dolls. Now, Kotobukiya has developed itself to be one of the heavy-hitters when it comes to popular anime/video game/movie figures, busts, statues and model kits that include some big name licenses (Star Wars, Halo, Final Fantasy, Hulk, Dead or Alive and Indiana Jones to name just the tip of the iceberg). Always thriving for quality without exception, Kotobukiya is sharing the love with its English-speaking market by creating a website interface that is easier to navigate and feels very similar to…
Title: The Incredible Hulk
Release Date: June, 13, 2008
Publisher (Developer): Marvel Films, Universal Studios
Pros: Good acting, plenty of action, lots of Marvel fan boy easter eggs, great music, solid story, Hulk effects good
Cons: General effects are okay, has some missing plot points, lacks enough dialogue
Overall Score: One thumb up, one sideways; 80/100; B-; * * * our of five
This Hulk film isn’t a sequel to the 2003 Ang Lee adaption but is instead a completely new start for the franchise, although it doesn’t completely ignore the 2003 film. In this latest version, it is stated that Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) has been the Hulk for five years and that he is on the run in South America, which is where the 2003 film left off.
If anything, this new film really has more in common with the comic book and the classic ‘70s television series then anything else…
It looks like the upcoming The Incredible Hulk film is in danger of becoming the latest comic book flop, according to a post at Icv2. It seems as if disputes between star/co-writer Edward Norton and Marvel studios are creating some serious bad buzz in Hollywood. The article also points out the heavy competition from other more »
When Marvel Comics and Universal Studios originally announced they were planning on making a new update to the Incredible Hulk, I, like many fans, was skeptical about another Hulk movie coming out so soon after the original, dismal, 2003 Ang Lee Hulk movie. That move was slammed by critics and fans for its mediocre special effects, bad acting and poor plot. Well, apparently both Marvel and Universal Studios still believe that there is some hope yet for the big, mean, green machine.
This week, the first official trailer for the new Incredible Hulk movie was released and, right off the bat, you can see the…