Geekscape http://www.geekscape.net podcasts, news, features Wed, 05 Aug 2015 05:17:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=472 podcasts, news, features Geekscape no podcasts, news, features Geekscape http://www.geekscape.net/_wp_/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://www.geekscape.net TV-G GamesCom 2015: ‘Killer Instinct Season 3′ Goes Green With Release Date & ‘Battletoads’ http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-killer-instinct-season-3-goes-green-with-release-date-and-battletoads http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-killer-instinct-season-3-goes-green-with-release-date-and-battletoads#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:18:44 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91502 KI Rash

EDITORS NOTE: The Rash Beta Test is only available right now for people who have purchased a season of Killer Instinct or have purchased Rare Replay and booted up the NES version of Battletoads.

Big news for Xbox One fans eagerly awaiting the announcement for a 3rd season of Killer Instinct! Microsoft has just announced today at Gamescom that KI Season 3 is expected to launch sometime in march of 2016. They also announced that in honor of the release of Rare Replay, (expect our review later on that later this week) that Rash, from Battletoads, will be making his way to the fight. The best part about this announcement? His beta test available RIGHT NOW FOR FREE!! Users will have the chance to preview the new fighter up until September 8th. After that, they’ll just have to wait for the official release. Will you be Maining Rash?

For more info on how Rash works, check out the official KI website.

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Watch The Red Band Trailer For ‘Deadpool’ RIGHT NOW! http://www.geekscape.net/deadpool-red-band-trailer-from-sdcc2015-blows-minds-not-chunks http://www.geekscape.net/deadpool-red-band-trailer-from-sdcc2015-blows-minds-not-chunks#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:32:22 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=89670 Holy crap!

What?

Sorry, I mean—holy $#!%!

Did you eat my sacred burrito? I was saving that for an emergency.

What kind of emergency?—your trainwreck face?

Or in case I get stuck in an elevator with the Kardashians.

This article got derailed before it even started.

The debut of this Deadpool trailer in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con was so beyond amazeballs that we need to invent a new expression! People were freaking out! There were tears!

Fantastico?

Freaktastic!

It was better than putting your @!&# in a #@!& slathered with %#$&% and #%@&!%& your $#%& to her mother.

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It’s kinda Shakespearian, right?

. . .

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Or superrific.

I think I need to wash my brain out with soap.

After so many attempts to get Deadpool magic on screen, it looks like it’s finally going to happen! With an R rating! You know what that means?!

Violence? Extra violence? Stan Lee getting some strange?

Boobies?

It means we can say what we want!

Ooo, then I’m changing my answer to boobies. Or as I like to call them, #!@@-&#!$ domes of %@&#. What the hell’s wrong with this keyboard?

. . .This article is rated PG.

&@#%$. . .

Cut to the trailer!

. . .Where’s the soap?

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Joel McHale Says That ‘Community’ Is Over http://www.geekscape.net/joel-mchale-says-that-community-is-over http://www.geekscape.net/joel-mchale-says-that-community-is-over#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 03:22:54 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91493 Briefly: Is it finally over?

Could Community finally be finished?

I sure hope not. Last year’s Yahoo-driven season six was a comedic tour-de-force, and somehow surpassed many fans high, high expectations.

Once the sixth season concluded earlier this year, things were pretty up in the air as to whether or not we’d see a seventh season, a #sixseasonsandamovie style motion picture, or nothing at all.

Yahoo has expressed interest in somehow continuing the franchise, as has series creator Dan Harmon. Joel McHale, however, doesn’t think it’s going to happen, as stated in an interview with Metro Weekly:

“All of our contracts were up after six years,” McHale told Metro Weekly. “All the actors on the show, almost without exception — their stock has risen significantly and it’s out of the pay rate that is affordable to make the show. So you’re not going to be able to get Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs at a normal television salary anymore. There is just not enough money to be able to pay for the show.”

So there you have it. Contracts are up, and pretty much everyone is a far bigger star than they were when they started the series, meaning another season would be very, very expensive.

Harmon, however, does think we’ll at least see a movie. He told TVLine back at SDCC that “We wait a little bit, let [the cast] explore their awesome careers, and then we get together for an incredible movie.”

It would be a shame to see a series very much in its prime series go the way of the dodo at this point, but after seeing five more seasons than I ever thought I would, I’m really just happy that the show went on as long as it did.

Do you hope that we see more Community? What would you like to see in a movie? Sound out below!

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This ‘Fantastic Four’ Honest Trailer Reminds Us Just How Bad Those Last Two Movies Were http://www.geekscape.net/this-fantastic-four-honest-trailer-reminds-us-just-how-bad-those-last-two-movies-were http://www.geekscape.net/this-fantastic-four-honest-trailer-reminds-us-just-how-bad-those-last-two-movies-were#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:57:55 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91490 Briefly: We’re finally just a few days away from the anticipated (and already hated for some reason) release of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot, and the hilarious team over at Screen Junkies has just released a hilarious Honest Trailer take on 2005’s Fantastic Four and 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Yep, those movies were pretty, pretty terrible. There are a ton of moments shown off over the course of this Honest Trailer that I’d long since forgotten, and now I just can’t stop thinking about them.

My favourite part? When it’s mentioned that everyone totally freaked out over a black Johnny Storm, but that a Latina Sue Storm was more than okay.

So, what do you think? Are you looking forward to the Fantastic Four reboot? Would you rather see the rights revert to Marvel? Sound out below!

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Battle Babes & The Art of Unnecessary Romance http://www.geekscape.net/battle-babes-the-art-of-unnecessary-romance http://www.geekscape.net/battle-babes-the-art-of-unnecessary-romance#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:20:50 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91405 There’s a game I like to play when I watch movies, called “What Broke My Suspension of Disbelief?” Sometimes it’s something big, like a Jaeger bashing a Kaiju with an entire ship, and sometimes it’s small, like the fly on that dude’s forehead in Troll 2. And don’t even get me started on the cannibalism in Fried Green Tomatoes (because I’ll be discussing that in a future article). Whatever causes it, it’s always entertaining to look back on a movie, be it good or utter garbage, and contemplate that one scene where the people writing the script just asked too much of you, their devoted audience.

With the current wave of superhero movies being made in the past decade or so, few things are as ridiculous as forcing two complete strangers to fall in love as they are being shot at by lasers and buildings are falling down around them. As the title implies, this article is FULL OF SPOILERS, so don’t read it unless you’ve seen pretty much all of the MCU films as well as most of the other recent superhero movies. Or you don’t care about having romantic subplots discussed.

My wife and I finally got around to seeing Ant-Man at the theater this past weekend, and something has been bugging me (heh) ever since: that kiss. I’m obviously no Puritan when it comes to my movie tastes; I watch stuff like Wolfcop and Dr. Giggles for Horror Movie Night on a weekly basis, and I did just watch a bunch of guys in superhero costumes punch each other silly.

So why does this 20-second portion of Ant-Man stick out so much to me? As the title here states, it’s completely unnecessary to the film, and a bit unrealistic to have occurring after a week of Hope Pym beating the tar out of Scott Lang in the basement and staring daggers at him and Hank. It’s unrealistic in a movie about a guy who invents a shrinking suit and has the ability to control ants – that’s saying something. Part of me realizes that their kiss was shoehorned in for the comedic relief with grumpy Dad (and to set things in motion for Ant-Man 2), but the rest of me is having trouble letting go and enjoying the rest of the movie. If they had just given a subtle hint that they were going to hook up in the next movie, I would be here writing about how amazing, witty and just plain FUN the script is. But nope, they had to turn The Wasp into a Battle Babe.

“What’s a Battle Babe,” you say? I thought you’d never ask! Battle Babes are strong female characters who are introduced as valuable allies in the beginning of a movie, only to be relegated to love interests or damsels in distress by the third act. The most damning part of the phenomenon is that I can’t think of any film where a male character goes through the same devolution (probably because that would be emasculating, and the majority of people consuming superhero and action movies are male). Concrete examples will paint the picture best, I think.

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Hope Pym (Evangeline Lilly) in Ant-Man; as mentioned above, teaches Scott Lang to fight and control ants, helps coordinate the main heist and then pisses it all away by inexplicably falling for Scott Lang (who killed her old boyfriend Darren Cross just hours before). It’s like watching the Karate Kid lip-locking Mr. Miyagi for no reason after winning the All-Valley Karate Tournament.

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Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in Thor; she starts the movie as a freaking ASTROPHYSICIST and is not once seen using that massive intellect in either the first or second film to do anything but get into situations that require her godly boyfriend. Sif (Jaimie Alexander) is an even worse case/better example, as she spends Thor and Thor II kicking ass from one end of the Bifrost to the other and is written as a Thor clinger. Luckily, she pops up in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. free of romantic BS.

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Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was hinted that she and Cap had a bit of mutual attraction in The Winter Soldier, but luckily nothing came of it (thereby saving my favorite MCU movie from certain disaster). But as soon as the Avengers start partying in AoU, sparks fly between Natasha and Bruce Banner. It’s not even subtle, and sets up an interesting dramatic point about Natasha’s experiences as a child assassin, but forcing the relationship just to get there is an low point in an otherwise light summer blockbuster. It also dismantles most of the badassness Black Widow has cultivated in her preceding films. Once a lethal assassin, now just a lady without a baby…

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Sgt. Rita Rose Vrataski (Emily Blunt) in Edge of Tomorrow. Sargeant. SARGEANT. That right there denotes that she’s pretty tough and can kill Mimics with the best of them. She realizes Cage (Tom Cruise) is looping after each death, and trains him accordingly, only for him to fall in love with her and keep trying to get her to safety each loop. Rita does go down fighting, but still qualifies for the title since she’s sexualized almost from the get-go and you know from the first minute Cage meets her, she’s going to be the love interest.

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Evey (Natalie Portman, again!) in V for Vendetta. V spends half of the movie using her to help him kill his enemies, and then confesses his love for her before dying. I can’t believe how badly the Wachowskis screwed up Alan Moore’s original storyline by adding that. She was supposed to have been imprisoned and tortured by V to shape her into his successor, instead we got Lolita with Guy Fawkes masks.

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Elektra (Jennifer Garner) in Daredevil and Elektra. While I realize that Elektra and Daredevil were an on-again-off-again couple in the comics, the films really played her up like a girl with a crush, particularly in the self-titled sequel. You’re supposedly the great martial arts “treasure” and more or less throw it all away at the end of Elektra to smooch the father of the girl you saved. Because every warrior woman is just wasting time until she can put down the katanas and start a family.

Even the pictures I found from each film portray these women as sexy and/or weak. It’s sort of creepy.

Now, those are some of the worst offenders in recent memory, but there ARE ways to do it without making me roll my eyes. Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) in Captain America and especially Agent Carter kicks so much ass and while she does have feelings for Cap, it never gets in the way of her busting skulls. She finds herself in peril but never waits for some dude to save the day; she’s a proactive heroine. Gamora (Zoe Saldana) in Guardians of the Galaxy is ALMOST a Battle Slut, and will likely become one in the sequel, but I think James Gunn did a great job poking fun at the trope a bit and didn’t leave her waiting to be rescued by Peter Quill.

Maybe my problem with Battle Babes and all the unnecessary romance in comic book movies is that, for me, unconsummated affection works better than forcing strangers to fall in love while evading death. That comic book movies seem to utilize Battle Babes most of the time, doesn’t make me love the genre any less, but their prevalence in a film is an easy barometer for me to tell how good the adaption is.

So, what do you think? Am I crazy? Are Battle Babes anachronistic? Leave a comment!

Post script: I just realized that Batman does kind of get the Battle Babe treatment (thanks to Talia’s betrayal) in The Dark Knight Rises. So there’s one.

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‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Casts Casper Crump as Vandal Savage! http://www.geekscape.net/legends-of-tomorrow-casts-casper-crump-as-vandal-savage http://www.geekscape.net/legends-of-tomorrow-casts-casper-crump-as-vandal-savage#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:11:01 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91474 We finally have the actor who will portray the immortal villain. As fans know, Savage will be the main villain the ‘Legends’ will face while skipping through time. What’s new is Savage is set to appear in Arrow/Flash crossever episodes BEFORE appearing in the ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ run during Arrow‘s and Flash‘s midseason break.

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Fans should be excited to see just how the ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ is set up within the first few episodes of Arrow and The Flash. 

 

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Gamescom 2015: ‘Dark Souls III’ Gameplay Reveal Trailer http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-dark-souls-3-gameplay-reveal-trailer http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-dark-souls-3-gameplay-reveal-trailer#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:39:40 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91468 Along with the flurry of announcements today, Dark Souls III had its gameplay debut. Fans of the first two games know what to expect from the franchise, and this gameplay trailer does not disappoint.

Dark Souls III continues to push the boundaries with the latest, ambitious chapter in the critically-acclaimed and genre-defining series. As fires fade and only embers remain, journey once more into a world filled with more daunting and colossal enemies and environments. Players will be immersed into a world of epic atmosphere and darkness through faster gameplay and amplified combat intensity. New to the series are the Battle Arts attacks. You’ll be able to deliver powerful attacks that will break through enemy defenses. Each weapon will have its own unique Battle Arts.

Dark Souls III is set to release in 2016!

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Gamescom 2015: ‘Mad Max’ Trailer! http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-mad-max-trailer http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-mad-max-trailer#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:25:29 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91465 Coming off the release of Mad Max: Fury RoadMad Max promises to bring the world we’re familiar with into a living and playable world. The game seems to blend Max’s tormented past and over-the-top action pretty well.

The game’s story is a stand-alone piece and will not tie into Fury RoadMad Max also has a tormented video game past of its own. You may remember the first announcement trailer that promised a game coming to last-gen consoles. Obviously that never happened, and the game has since been reworked into what we see above. Regardless, Avalanche Studios seems to have found their way to the game’s completion!

Mad Max is set to release September 1, 2015. 

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Gamescom 2015: Elite Dangerous Gameplay Trailer http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-elite-dangerous-gameplay-trailer http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-elite-dangerous-gameplay-trailer#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:55:50 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91461 Have you ever wanted to explore our galaxy with a 1:1 ratio in customizable ships with friends? Elite: Dangerous might be the game for you. Elite: Dangerous is a space epic MMO where you and your friends can travel the galaxy, collect minerals, buy ships, and start dogfights in the middle of an astroid field. Players make their own stories and are free to explore when and how they want.

The latest gameplay footage of Elite: Dangerous for Xbox One, the definitive massively multiplayer space epic. Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, players do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a futuristic cutthroat galaxy and to stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite.

The game is available now on Steam and the Xbox One. 

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Gamescom 2015: ‘Halo Wars 2′ Announcement Trailer http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-halo-wars-2-announcement-trailer http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-halo-wars-2-announcement-trailer#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:41:53 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91458 Halo Wars 2 is definitely one of those games that fans of the first always wanted, but not quite sure we’d get. It’s nice now that we have confirmation of the game’s existence. Worry will now be shifted to how the game will be handled. Shortly after the completion of Halo Wars, Ensemble Studios was dissolved. Certain Affinity and 343i will be handling Halo Wars 2 and the game’s story seems to be incorporating characters from the first game.

Fans will immediately recognize the name Douglas along with what appears to be the Spirit of Fire emblem on the side of the spartan’s armor. As well all know, Douglas went into cryo sleep, along with the rest of the Spirit of Fire crew that made it off the shield world. It will also be interesting to see how this game ties in with the Halo comics. Both are canon.

Halo Wars 2 is set to release next Fall. 

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Gamescom 2015: ‘Crackdown 3′ Gameplay Trailer! http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-crackdown-3-gameplay-trailer http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-crackdown-3-gameplay-trailer#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:30:21 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91454 Fans of the Crackdown franchise have been eagerly awaiting the next installment. We all have fond memories of the first two games, with the first iteration holding a special place in my heart. I’ll be honest and say the only reason why I purchased Crackdown was to get into the Halo 3 beta that was launching at the time. I know I’m not alone in this, but after waiting a couple of hours through the boot up screen, I fell in love with Crackdown.

Crackdown 3 seems to bring back everything we loved about the first two games in the franchise and pushes the limits on the Xbox One. We’ve been hearing rumblings about a fully destructible environment for some time now, it’s another thing to see it in action. It’s especially exciting to see all of this incorporated into the multiplayer modes.

There’s still not a specific release date for the game, but we do know it’s scheduled to arrive Summer 2016!

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Gamescom 2015: Microsoft Briefing http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-microsoft-briefing http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-microsoft-briefing#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:19:16 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91452 The presentation itself is over an hour long and features exclusives and new announcements!

Stay tuned to Geekscape as we’ll keep you updated with news and insight straight from Gamescom!

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Gamescom 2015: ‘Halo 5′ Limited Edition Console Announced http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-halo-5-limited-edition-console-announced http://www.geekscape.net/gamescom-2015-halo-5-limited-edition-console-announced#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:12:07 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91446 One of the many Xbox announcements this morning came in the form of a console announcement. We all knew it was coming, it was just a matter of when we’d see it.

If I’m being honest, I’m a little disappointed in the console. For years, I’ve been purchasing almost everything LE in the Halo franchise, but I’m finding that’s not the case anymore. The console might appeal to some fans, but it seems that everything Halo 5 seems to be focused on Spartan Locke, the new character introduced last year via Halo: Nightfall.

The LE Console is priced at $500 and includes a code for Halo 5‘s digital download. The console will also be available October 20th, seven days before Halo 5‘s October 27th release date.

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SDCC 2015: ‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3′ Doesn’t Care About Continuity, And Its Better Off For It! http://www.geekscape.net/sdcc-2015-one-piece-pirate-warriors-3-doesnt-care-about-continuity-and-its-better-off-for-it http://www.geekscape.net/sdcc-2015-one-piece-pirate-warriors-3-doesnt-care-about-continuity-and-its-better-off-for-it#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:40:24 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91444 As you could probably tell from our E3 preview of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, if you’re a fan of the long running manga and anime series, and ESPECIALLY if you’re a Dynasty Warriors player, you can’t go wrong with the upcoming Musou game. Featuring over 35 characters spanning the hundreds of chapters from the series, there’s going to be plenty to dive into while setting sail for the Grand Line!

Following the story from the very beginning, players who missed part of the One Piece lore and dedicated fans who want to relive the series’ greatest moments will have something to look forward to from its massive campaign. But what if you don’t want to wait for hours to be able to wipe out armies as Ace, Shanks or any of the Straw Hat Pirates post time skip? Luckily for us, that won’t be a problem.

During our playthough of the Comic-Con build, we were able to play as the above characters and more during Luffy’s first fight against the Navy. When asked, we were informed that regardless of where you are in the story, you or your partner can choose anyone who’s unlocked at that point. Much like Hyrule Warriors before it, the game aims to give players the freedom to use who they want regardless of whether or not silly things like a sense of time, or the CPU already using that character gets in the way. Whether or not you’ll need to complete the stage at least once before being given free reign was unclear, but one way or another, we’ll have our chance to screw with the One Piece timeline.

What say you, One Piece fans? Let us know in the comments, and tell us whether or not you’re going to be chasing down the ultimate treasure when One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 launches for the PS3 and PS4 on August 25th.

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‘Street Fighter V’ Gets Beautiful With The Return Of Vega http://www.geekscape.net/street-fighter-v-gets-beautiful-with-the-return-of-vega http://www.geekscape.net/street-fighter-v-gets-beautiful-with-the-return-of-vega#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:30:15 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91437 Just in time for Gamescom, Capcom has revealed one more world warrior heading to Street Fighter V. Vega, the Spanish ninja who relies on his speed, power and long reaching claws to punish his opponents, returns with plenty of new tricks to keep the masked fighter fresh.

Every previous iteration of the Street Fighter II boss has relied on his claws for attacks, extending his reach and improving his strength while equipped. If he took enough damage, his claws would get knocked off, putting him at a disadvantage until he was able to recover them. This time around, that weakness has the potential to become a strength, since Vega now has two attack stances. His standard claw stance relies on many of the tricks we’ve expected from him for over 20 years, with fast, hard hitting attacks that are designed to confuse opponents. However, losing his claws acts as a second stance, granting him a series of new command grabs to confuse opponents further. Top this off with his V-Trigger, the Bloody Kiss, and Vega can now teleport behind enemies and slice them up with the toss of a rose. Oh, but if you are attached to that claw style, you better be careful, since claws can no longer be picked up once they’re dropped.

Like Ken before him, it’s easy to see that Vega is getting a pretty big overhaul, and not just because his alternate matador costume is now his default. He sounds like he’ll be a completely different beast on the battlefield, which is sure to excite new and old fans alike.

Are you excited to try out Vega’s new tricks? Who else do you want to see join the SFV roster? And why are they still asking you to pre-order for beta access when it didn’t work in the first place? Head down to the comments and start the discussion!

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Here’s How Those 10,000 Gamerscore Will Work In ‘Rare Replay’! http://www.geekscape.net/e3-2015-heres-how-those-10000-gamerscore-will-work-in-rare-replay http://www.geekscape.net/e3-2015-heres-how-those-10000-gamerscore-will-work-in-rare-replay#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:00:57 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91434 When it came to Microsoft’s E3 showing, the only thing that came close to topping their backwards compatibility announcement was complimenting that reveal with Rare Replay, a compilation of 30 games from the longtime developer ranging from the NES to the Xbox 360. What caught Achievement hunter’s ear however, was that the game would have a total of 10,000 Gamerscore to uncover, keeping our OCD friends out there busy for a long time. However, once we spoke to the developers on the show floor, we learned that Achievements play a much bigger role than improving your online reputation.

First off, let’s get the unfortunate news out of the way. Seeing as some of these games are Xbox 360 titles, if you’ve played these in the past, you won’t be able to double up on points. In other words, since these are considered backwards compatible, the same Achievements unlocked in the past will carry over to Rare Replay. Despite this, I feel the trade off is worth losing the chance to get the same rewards a second time.

As a thank you to the fans, unlocking these rewards will provide special bonuses for those who play their games the most thoroughly. As you play, Achievements will unlock special content for each game, including developer interviews, artwork galleries, and a variety of other bonuses that make pushing through the games so much more rewarding. If you already unlocked the 360 ones as mentioned before, the rewards for these games will be available instantly! Which means my Viva Pinata, Banjo Kazooie and Kameo plays will finally pay off!

If 30 games for thirty dollars wasn’t enough for you, it’s clear that Rare Replay will offer plenty of replayability to keep you coming back for more. Still on the fence? Check out our Comic Con preview, and keep an eye out for our full review in the coming days.

Rare Replay will release exclusively on Xbox One on August 4th.

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‘Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’ Confirmed For A Western Release http://www.geekscape.net/odin-sphere-leifthrasir-confirmed-for-a-western-release http://www.geekscape.net/odin-sphere-leifthrasir-confirmed-for-a-western-release#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 04:50:58 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91441 Shortly after the reveal of an HD remake for the PS2 classic, Odin Sphere, for the East, Atlus has confirmed that the game will be coming stateside as well! In 2016, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, (pronounced LAYV-thra-sheer), will launch in the West for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, bringing back the gorgeous hack and slash title that put Vanillaware on the map.

But it’s not enough just to port the game to newer consoles, which is why Atlus is promising a series of new features. Following five characters with unique stories based off of Norse mythology, this action RPG is getting all the bells and whistles to ensure that this classic has a real chance of ending up even better. Including redrawn art and upgraded visuals, Leifthrasir will also come equipped with a host of new upgrades to the combat and RPG elements, giving even veteran players a reason to come back!

Specific details are light at this point, but for anyone who played the original Odin Sphere as the sixth console generation was coming to a close, you’ll know how much of a win this is for those who love a visually stunning, often challenging 2D brawler. If you missed out, check out the trailer below and see what all the hype is about!

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Stephen Amell of ‘Arrow’ Will Be at WWE Raw Next Week http://www.geekscape.net/stephen-amell-of-arrow-will-be-at-wwe-raw-next-week http://www.geekscape.net/stephen-amell-of-arrow-will-be-at-wwe-raw-next-week#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:17:36 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91420 Stephen Amell is coming (back) to WWE Raw.

For weeks Stephen Amell, star of DC and The CW’s Arrow and Stardust, a.k.a. Cody Rhodes, the son of the late Dusty Rhodes, have been teasing each other with a possible-ish match at SummerSlam, scheduled for August 23rd in Brooklyn, New York. While it’s unlikely to happen due to the fact that regardless how phenomenally in-shape Stephen Amell may be, he isn’t a trained professional wrestler, surely something is going to happen. A really intense staredown, I bet.

We’ll know what happens when Stephen Amell shows up at Raw in Seattle next Monday.

Celebrities showing up to, ahem, “wrestle” has happened two million times before — David Arquette, Jay Leno, basically all of WWE Raw in 2009, hell this won’t even be Stephen Amell’s first time — but with how many safeguards even the WWE’s own roster must go through today I don’t think we’ll see a legitimate Arrow vs. Stardust match. He’ll probably be Neville’s Bobby Heenan, cheering him to make Stardust fail Seattle or some shit. Can’t risk a major TV star injuring himself and unable to shoot his show, can they?

Gonna go on a limb and say Raw might be a cross-promotional platform with some blessing from the suits for Amell to debut the new suit, since the WWE is using that particular image for this appearance.

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Crowdfund This: Mark Webber’s Secret Movie! http://www.geekscape.net/crowdfund-this-mark-webbers-secret-movie http://www.geekscape.net/crowdfund-this-mark-webbers-secret-movie#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:41:20 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91403 We’re all pretty huge fans of Mark Webber around these parts.

Sure, we all loved him in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but then he broke our hearts with The End of Love, and absolutely shattered us with last year’s The Ever After.

Mark is back to (probably) break our hearts all over again, and this time he’s taken to Kickstarter to make his new movie happen. Interestingly enough, we really have no idea what the movie is about. The campaign page is called ‘Mark Webber’s Secret Movie’, and it’s labelled as “a film so potent, vulnerable & personal that he can’t tell you what it’s about yet.”

Interested already, aren’t you?

So are a lot of other folks apparently. Even though Mark hasn’t really detailed anything about the project, his amazing track record and the enthusiasm that he exudes in the campaign video has already brought him more than halfway to his goal.

Here’s what Mark says about the project:

I’m returning home to make my most vulnerable and personal story yet…

 

Over the last few years I’ve developed a style of directing that uses real life situations and people, to tell stories that hit in a way you don’t normally experience. “The End Of Love” I starred in with my actual 2 year old son, “The Ever After” with my actual wife. Doing so gives me a level of vulnerability and intimacy that’s impossible to achieve in a traditional setting, that I use to push the bounds of truth, rawness, beauty, connection and emotion in storytelling. With this next film, due to the subject matter, and how I’ll have to shoot, I must keep the plot details and cast completely secret. It’s crucial in order to be able to successfully capture certain aspects of the story. Although the images I’ve included of my mother and I are very telling…

In keeping with the personal theme of the film, the rewards available to backers are also surprisingly personal. You’ll find no mass-printed t-shirts or posters among the rewards, but instead, some really rare items like Mark’s watermarked shooting script from Scott Pilgrim, one only 10 CD’s ever made of The Ever After soundtrack hand signed by the amazing Moby and Daniel Ahearn, and even some private acting lessons. Pretty cool, huh?

The project has just over two weeks left in its campaign, so watch the Kickstarter video for Mark Webber’s Secret Movie below, and head here to back the project!

What do you think the project could be about? Share your ideas in the comments below!

We also had Mark on the show just last week to talk about his Secret Movie, so be sure to head here to listen.

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‘Gears of War Ultimate Edition’ Will Now Include Every ‘Gears of War’ Title http://www.geekscape.net/gears-of-war-ultimate-edition-will-now-include-every-gears-of-war-title http://www.geekscape.net/gears-of-war-ultimate-edition-will-now-include-every-gears-of-war-title#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:04:02 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=91375 Unfortunately, only the ‘Ultimate Edition’ will have the remastered attributes we played in the beta a couple of months ago. However, Xbox will now give codes for gamers to download every ‘Gears’ title to date. This offer also includes Gears of War Judgment, in case you missed it. Each of the titles will be Xbox 360 versions and will eventually be playable on the Xbox One via their backwards compatibility feature.

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What’s interesting here is that the official release states that “everyone who plays Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox Live between August 25 and Dec 31st 2015″ will receive the tokens to download. Anyone who’s confused about the backwards compatibility between Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners should find clarity in this next bit of info:

Q: Will I be able to play Gears of War’s multiplayer modes, including Versus and Co-op?
All game modes, including Multiplayer, will work just as they do on Xbox 360. Additionally, you can play with people who are either playing Gears of War via backwards compatibility on Xbox One, or on Xbox 360.

Gears of War Ultimate Edition is set to release August 25, 2015. 

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