Geekscape http://www.geekscape.net podcasts, news, features Thu, 05 Nov 2015 02:27:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=483 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 The New Clip For Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Is In Your Face Adorable! http://www.geekscape.net/the-new-clip-for-pixars-the-good-dinosaur-is-in-your-face-adorable http://www.geekscape.net/the-new-clip-for-pixars-the-good-dinosaur-is-in-your-face-adorable#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 02:27:52 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94997 Briefly: This one kinda snuck up on me.

Sure, I’m a gigantic Pixar fan, but after Inside Out‘s incredible emotional roller-coaster from earlier this year, I didn’t think that Pixar could have another doozy in them.

Naturally, it’s too early to tell, but based on the marketing we’ve seen thus far it looks as though this month’s The Good Dinosaur may be even more adorable (and emotional) than our adventure with Riley this Summer.

A new clip from the film has just debuted online, depicting a beautiful scene of a scared Arlo witnessing the wondrous world of prehistoric fireflies.

Seriously, it’s freaking adorable.

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Take a look at the clip below, and let us know if you’re excited for The Good Dinosaur. The film hits theatres on November 25th!

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‘YO-KAI Watch’ Introduces A Few Of Its Stars! http://www.geekscape.net/yo-kai-watch-introduces-a-few-of-its-stars http://www.geekscape.net/yo-kai-watch-introduces-a-few-of-its-stars#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 02:22:06 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94976 Releasing on the Nintendo 3DS on November 6th (just a couple of days to go), Level-5’s YO-KAI Watch centers around a young protagonist and the huge, diverse cast of monster-like beings that join their team. Like the Pokémon series, it is a game that relies on the player caring about (or at least finding something to like) in the minions that they send into battle, be it Pocket Monster or YO-KAI.

But, what are YO-KAI? Here’s how Nintendo explains them:

YO-KAI cannot be seen by the human eye, but hide everywhere! It’s why you feel the urge to bust out in a dance in the middle of the classroom or why some mornings you simply can’t pry yourself out of bed. Hundreds of these spooky, sometimes cute and usually mischievous YO-KAI secretly inhabit our world.

Without further ado, let’s meet five of the YO-KAI you will see in the game!

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If you have been following any of the trailers, Jibanyan should be familiar to you. This normally lazy feline likes to use passing trucks as punching bags when training. That probably isn’t good for business.

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Resembling an elderly woman, this Yo-kai is responsible for all those times you spilled a secret you were supposed to be keeping. We’ve all been there.

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Walkappa is a land-based version of the kappa Yo-kai. If you get the sudden urge to swim, this dude is to blame. That little thermos around his neck is for pouring onto the top of his head.

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While this Yo-kai may look like a toy that fell off a Sanrio truck, it is actually the one responsible for when you are overwhelmed with a feeling of cuteness. Just look at those eyes; they’re so sweet that they could give you cavities. D’aww!

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This YO-KAI must be pretty busy right around now. It gives you those non-stop runny noses that just don’t seem to end. Looks like it is suffering from a similar issue. Anyone have a handkerchief to lend this poor thing?

You can meet many, many more of these YO-KAI in YO-KAI Watch when it releases November 6th in stores and on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Can’t wait that long? There’s a sizable demo available to download now in the eShop.

Tried the demo out already? Are you planning on picking up YO-KAI Watch? Let us know in the comments below!

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Schwarzenegger To Star In Revenge Drama ‘478’ http://www.geekscape.net/schwarzenegger-to-star-in-revenge-drama-478 http://www.geekscape.net/schwarzenegger-to-star-in-revenge-drama-478#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 01:52:42 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94992 Arnold Schwarzenegger has just signed on to star in upcoming revenge drama 478, from Darren Aronofsky’s studio Protozoa Pictures.

Recently announced from Deadline478 has Schwarzenegger taking up the role of a father who loses his wife and daughter in a plane crash that was caused by the negligence of an air traffic controller. Shortly after, the air traffic controller is exonerated for the accident and moved into protective custody. Not satisfied with getting of scott-free, Schwarzenegger goes for revenge on the man responsible for the accident.

The script promises to be “more sophisticated than an average revenge film, and gives Schwarzenegger a chance to show the chops he displayed on Maggie”. 

It will be a nice change of pace for the Austrian actor to see him in what sounds like will be a slow methodical take on your standard revenge film. It’s always refreshing to see capable actors step outside their normal fair.

Production on 478 starts in December. So far only Arnold has signed on to star in the film. It is being written by Javier Guillon  and will be directed by Elliot Lester.

No release date has been announced.

 

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Hankering For ‘Fallout 4’? Drive Fallout Themed Cars In ‘Forza 6’! http://www.geekscape.net/hankering-for-fallout-4-drive-fallout-themed-cars-in-forza-6 http://www.geekscape.net/hankering-for-fallout-4-drive-fallout-themed-cars-in-forza-6#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2015 01:01:31 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94985 Briefly: As you can see from my Fallout Apple Watch post from a couple of days back, it’s pretty clear that I’m pretty damned desperate for the game to finally release.

As such, I’ve been absolutely eating up each and every non-spoilery tidbit of Fallout 4 information over the past couple of weeks, and today I was pretty excited to learn that two Fallout 4 themed cars were headed to this generation’s best racing game (so far).

Fallout 4 may not have drive-able vehicles itself, but according to Xbox News Wire, “Starting today, all Forza Motorsport 6 players will receive an exclusive Fallout 4-themed version of the 1956 Ford F100 in the game. With a retro-futuristic Vault-Tec theme, the Fallout 4 F100 will be sent to Forza 6 players in celebration of the upcoming Nov. 10 launch of Fallout 4 on Xbox One.

Also coming soon, for a limited time, all players of Fallout 4 on Xbox One will receive the super sleek Chryslus Rocket 69 coupe – the future of speed!”

With these cars, and the fact that the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 also includes a copy of Fallout 3 thanks to the console’s forthcoming backwards compatibility, it seems as though Bethesda is providing Xbox One owners with the defacto Fallout 4 experience.

Take a look at the Ford F100 below, and let us know if you’re as desperate for Fallout 4 as I am!

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‘Batman V. Superman’ Plot Leak Reveals Lex Luthor’s Involvment http://www.geekscape.net/batman-v-superman-plot-leak-reveals-lex-luthors-involvment http://www.geekscape.net/batman-v-superman-plot-leak-reveals-lex-luthors-involvment#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 23:06:06 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94970 Our friends over at CBM have just reported on a possible plot/synopsis leak for the upcoming Batman V. Superman. 

Apparently Odeon Cinemas, a movie theater chain in the UK, had put up a new description for the March 2016 release. At the time of this writing Odeon has taken down the page.

At long last, see Batman and Superman square off against each other in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, an epic superhero showdown which will change both their lives forever. 
 
Clark Kent doesn’t trust Gotham’s mysterious masked vigilante. Bruce Wayne doesn’t trust the alien who nearly destroyed Metropolis. And Lex Luthor, who hates Superman more than anyone, is manipulating both of them for his own twisted ends. 
 
Choose your side: the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight? Learn the answer to the age-old question – who would win? – in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’.

If this is accurate, and an official synopsis from the studio, then this sheds a whole new light on Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor.

The SDCC trailer has given us a broad idea of what the direction of the film will be like. Batman thinks Superman is a menace and needs to be stopped, but if what Odeon Cinemas has posted if official, then it makes Luthor’s involvement much more important.

 

 

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Ryan Reynolds Spent Halloween As ‘Deadpool’ And It Was Hilarious! http://www.geekscape.net/ryan-reynolds-spent-halloween-as-deadpool-and-it-was-hilarious http://www.geekscape.net/ryan-reynolds-spent-halloween-as-deadpool-and-it-was-hilarious#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 22:04:42 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94966 Halloween may be over, and the Deadpool film isn’t out til next year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy Ryan Reynolds as the titular “merc with a mouth”.

Over the weekend, Reynolds went out and about in his Deadpool costume and took an adorable photo with some X-Men trick-or-treaters. That would be enough, but he then posted a quick little behind the scenes video that is absolutely hilarious.

This little video just solidifies Reynolds as THE perfect Deadpool. It’s obvious that when he puts on the costume, he channels his inner nutbag and runs with it. February cannot come soon enough!

And the picture this video is all about is just as awesome.

Remember, tonight we set our clocks back 34 years. #happyhalloween

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The First Photos From ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Released http://www.geekscape.net/the-first-photos-from-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-released http://www.geekscape.net/the-first-photos-from-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-released#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 21:27:22 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94953 Today is a good day for Harry Potter fans. After the lackluster announcement yesterday, showing off the new films logo, we’ve got something of value TODAY! The cover of Entertainment Weekly is all about the Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Check out the gallery below!

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ will star Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Jenn Murray, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Gemma Chan and newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove. The films is set to be directed by David Yates and the film follows Newt Scamander (Redmayne), the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

The Potter Prequel hits theaters November 18th 2016!

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Geekscape Mobile: Universal Update Adds iPhone Support To ‘This War Of Mine’ http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-mobile-universal-update-adds-iphone-support-to-this-war-of-mine http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-mobile-universal-update-adds-iphone-support-to-this-war-of-mine#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 19:55:27 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94947 11 Bit Studios’ This War of Mine was always a game that felt made for touch devices, so I was beyond ecstatic when the title officially released on iPad and Android tablets back in July.

This War of Mine is premium title (that bears a price tag to match) with a fantastic interface, incredibly gorgeous, stylized graphics, made-for-headphones audio, and a message that’s absolutely impossible to ignore. It’s a game that’s likely sucked up more time on my iPad than any other, and with it comes an experience that I’ll likely never forget.

If you’re unfamiliar with the title, “in This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.”

You really have no idea of the choices and despair you’re in for with this title, and even with that, I’d emlore you to give it a shot.

Today, This War of Mine became even more portable, as 11 Bit Studios’ latest update has added Universal support to the game. According to the update notes, this comes after a “massive amount of requests from you for the smartphone version,” and that the new version “has been created from scratch to work flawlessly on smaller touch-screen devices while keeping the same level of emotional engagement in stories about civilians in war.”

I’m actually a little scared to play this one on the go, as This War of Mine can be a tremedously depressing experience. In any case, I’m glad that the developer has listed to the requests, and has given players another device to play the celebrated title on.

You can take a look at the trailer for This War of Mine below, and you can pick it up on the App Store for $14.99 right here.

Already played the game? Are you an emotional wreck because of it? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Character Posters Revealed! http://www.geekscape.net/the-force-awakens-character-posters-revealed http://www.geekscape.net/the-force-awakens-character-posters-revealed#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 19:16:56 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94935 FULL STEAM AHEAD!!  The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ media blitz is on. Just the other night I saw a Star Wars make up commercial, I now can get that perfect shade of Max Rebo Blue eye shadow. Anyways, we are 43 days (42 for France) away from the premiere and today we were given a nice treat.

The official character posters for Rey, Leia, Kylo Ren, Han Solo, and Finn were revealed today. Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, and John Boyega each revealed their own posters via Twitter and Instagram. Each character is juxtaposed with their weapon of choice,  Rey holds her staff defiantly; Leia confidently peers through a data screen; Kylo Ren’s lightsaber crackles; a grim Han Solo holds his blaster at the ready; and Finn looks stoic with a blue-bladed Jedi weapon.

They are are cool looking and any little bit of glimpses into the new movie is welcomed, but I just don’t get the covering of the right eye. Am I missing the significance of that visual cue?

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Geekscape Recaps: ‘The Flash’ – The Darkness and the Light http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-recaps-the-flash-the-darkness-and-the-light http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-recaps-the-flash-the-darkness-and-the-light#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 05:05:54 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94910 Catch our recaps of last week’s episodes of The Flash and Arrow!

Another week, another jammed-packed episode of The Flash. We got some new character reveals, another JLA easter egg, and the return of Harrison Wells, of Earth 2 that is!

Warning: Spoilers ahead! 

After missing one last week, we got another Earth 2 meta human in the form of Dr. Light. Dr. Light, as we know now, is actually Linda Park’s doppleganger. This was the first display of Zoom pitting Flash against someone he knows from his own universe. I believe the bigger question is whether or not Zoom did this intentionally.

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If Zoom purposely chose Dr. Light knowing Park was involved with Barry at one point, then it’s beginning to look as if Zoom and Barry share a deeper connection. As I mentioned in the past weeks, the growing theory is that Zoom is actually Barry from Earth 2. This notion is further supported by the fact that Zoom was created by Earth 2 Harrison Wells.

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On a last note for Zoom, it would appear as though Zoom has a thing for killing dopplegangers. First, Atom Smasher and now Dr. Light. Zoom is also intent on killing Earth Prime’s Flash. Lucky for us, each week brings us closer to finding out Zoom’s identity.

Harrison Wells

Wells is back in the fold on Earth Prime, albeit not well-liked among the rest of Team Flash. Still, seeing him coach Barry through the Dr. Light fight is what all of us really wanted this week.

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The episode opens 8 months ago in Earth 2. Here, Wells is speaking to citizens of Central City as he is announcing a new watch that can detect meta humans. The timeframe of the particle accelerator explosion fits the timeframes of both Earths. The announcement is then interrupted by Jay Garrick, who promptly accuses Wells of creating meta humans and creating Zoom.

Aside from those obvious reveals, Wells also mentioned meta humans having the ability to “sore above buildings.” So far, we haven’t seen any meta’s that have actually taken flight, although it’s quite possible we’ll see one in a later episode.

 

The Quick Family

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This week, we also got a new character reveal in Jesse Quick. Jesse Quick does become part of the Flash family in the comics, but it doesn’t look like she’s a speedster…yet. We do know that she is Harrison Wells’ daughter from Earth 2 and she is now being held captive by Zoom. Just from the short amount of time we saw her at the end of the episode, we learned that Zoom can indeed travel between Earths with ease and that Jesse Quick has a relationship with her father. This complicates things.

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Wells being Jesse’s father would mean that Earth 2 Wells could be on the verge of becoming a speedster himself. In the comics, Jonathan Chambers, who goes by the alias Johnny Quick, is inspired by Earth 2 Jay Garrick and develops a formula that allows him to draw power from the speedforce. Chambers did all of this was after he returned home from fighting in World War II. If we remember back a few episodes, Jay Garrick does mention that his father fought in “The War of the Americas.”

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Eventually Johnny Quick falls in love with Liberty Belle, another vigilante, and fathers a child by the name of Jesse Chambers. If I had to wager, I’d guess we will be seeing Wells develop the speedforce formula, 3×2(9yz)4a, for himself and his daughter. Let me remind you that all of this is speculation on Johnny and Jesse Quick of Earth 2There is a different Johnny Quick from Earth 3.

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Johnny Quick of Earth 3 is a criminal and is also one of the founding members of the Crime Syndicate of America. Quick gets his power from a helmet he finds that gives him greatly enhanced speed. In the comics, the syndicate is eventually defeated and imprisoned by Earth 1 Green Lantern. Not much else is known on this Johnny Quick’s background. It’s unlikely this is the version of Johnny Quick we’ll get, if we get one.

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Finally! Cisco has assumed his role as Vibe and now all we need is a costume. However, there are some setbacks. It’s obvious Cisco has no control over his powers and it would appear as though the powers are triggered during times of emotional stress or hardship.

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We saw a demonstration of this when Wells pushed Dr. Light’s helmet into Cisco’s chest just like Reverse Flash did before Barry reset the timeline.

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By the end of the season, I assume Cisco will have a better handle on his powers.

Kendra Saunders (Hawkgirl)

We have a Hawkgirl sighting! Not since The Flash‘s season finale have we seen Hawkgirl. This week, we got a formal introduction and a future love interest for Cisco.

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In the comics, Saunders is the current Hawkgirl from Earth 2. Before becoming Hawkgirl, Saunders was a treasure hunter. It’s important to note that this version of Hawkgirl uses firearms and archery as opposed to a malice. I’m sure Oliver won’t mind a crossbow here and there.

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Finally, the least hidden Easter Egg I’ve seen in both The Flash and Arrow was revealed when Jay Garrick mentioned that he is best friends with Aquaman. On Earth 2, Atlantis is located above ground and it sounds like they’re peaceful. I doubt we’ll get to see Aquaman, but I mean, we just saw King Shark last week. You never can tell with this show.

That’s it for this week! As always, thanks for reading!

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Desperate For ‘Fallout 4’? Here’s A Cute Pip-Boy Wallpaper For Your Apple Watch! http://www.geekscape.net/desperate-for-fallout-4-heres-a-cute-pip-boy-wallpaper-for-your-apple-watch http://www.geekscape.net/desperate-for-fallout-4-heres-a-cute-pip-boy-wallpaper-for-your-apple-watch#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 01:59:11 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94907 Briefly: Yeah… I’m definitely doing this.

Now that Fallout 4 is nearly here, almost impossible not to watch leaks have started flooding the internet, making this last week of waiting before our long-overdue return to the wasteland absolutely exhausting.

Sure, many of us (myself included) have the long out of stock Pip-Boy editions in store for us next week (not that my giant smartphone will fit in the danged thing), but many of us still want to represent our favourite vault-building company while we wait for November 10th to finally arrive.

Designer Nevan Mrgan has us covered. He’s just tweeted out a nicely designed Vault Boy wallpaper that should play very nicely with the ‘Photo’ face on Apple’s WatchOS 2.0.

Sure, it doesn’t actually do anything, but… we’ve been waiting for this game for a really long time, okay?

You can take a look at the face below, and head to the link in the tweet to download the image!

How deserate are you for Fallout 4 to finally release? Sound out below!

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Heck Yes! Legendary’s ‘Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift’ Debuts Tomorrow! http://www.geekscape.net/heck-yes-legendarys-pacific-rim-tales-from-the-drift-debuts-tomorrow http://www.geekscape.net/heck-yes-legendarys-pacific-rim-tales-from-the-drift-debuts-tomorrow#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 00:22:50 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94879 Briefly: I’ve been eagerly awaiting this one since it was first announced back in March, and my excitement for the project skyrocketed when I had an opportunity to chat with the book’s writer, Joshua Fialkov back at this year’s Emerald City Comic-Con. Based on his enthusiam for the franchise, I’m pretty sure that we’re in for a real treat with the Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift comic book.

Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift is set to be a four-issue monthly series, (though I sure hope that it sells enough to warrant more). Presented by Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro, and with a story by Pacific Rim creator Travis Beacham (who we had on Geekscape way back when), Tales From The Drift is written by (the afformentioned) Fialkov (The Bunker, I, Vampire, Elk’s Run) and features artwork by Marcos Marz (Batman Confidential, Blackest Night: JSA).

We may not know exactly what’s happening with the Pacific Rim film sequel (but we sure hope that it’s still in the works)… or the animated series, actually, so I suppose that this will have to tide us over for the time being.

The first issue of Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift hits comic book stores tomorrow, so be sure to head out and pick up a copy, and let us know what you think!

Not quite sold yet? Take a look at the preview pages below, and you surely will be!

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We Recap Comikaze 2015’s ‘Spark Your Creativity’ Panel http://www.geekscape.net/comikaze-2015-spark-your-creativity-panel http://www.geekscape.net/comikaze-2015-spark-your-creativity-panel#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 00:15:52 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94886 Have you ever had an idea for a project but just did not know where to start? Has not knowing how to proceed stopped you from working on creative projects? Then the ‘Spark Your Creativity’ panel at Comikaze is just for you. Here is a recap on the helpful and informative panel that was lead by accomplished female creators. Do not worry guys, this is for you as well.

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What made you a creator?

Emily Blake – She was tired of writing and having it go into the void, so she recommended making projects yourself.
Jenna Busch – She was tired of not being able to say the things she wanted to about feminism.
America Young – She was tired of seeing so much talent around her that was not working and decided “…let’s start making stuff.”
Miley Yamamoto – Added that for her, it was the diversity angle. There are so many roles for Asians that are all unnamed characters such as Nurse #1.

Tips to getting started.

Holly Payne – “…find your audience and target them.” You want to build a community because they will be the ones who support your project. Make sure to use social media. She concluded with saying, “Dedicate yourself completely and fully and to surround yourself with like-minded people.”
Jenna Busch – Gave the hard but important advice of, “Grow a thick skin.” She went on to say that if you have a vision to stick with it and she jokingly, but at the same time, seriously said, “Don’t read the comments.”
Melanie Recker – Find out what makes you tick and be true to what matters to you. Finding out what is most important to you can spark your creativity.
Emily Blake – Collaboration. She went on to say that if you don’t know about everything find others and work together. “Surround yourself with people who know what to do.” For example, if you do not know how to work a camera, you find a cinematographer.
Miley Yamamoto – Added that projects like the 48 Hour Film Festival are great because you can join a team and learn by hands on experience. If you want to do hosting, just start filming and upload to YouTube.
America Young – You will be there at the beginning, middle and end so you must love what you are working on.
Stephanie Pressman – Your first project doesn’t have to be good and then you will get better.
Jenna Busch – Don’t stare at a blank page. You can even just start writing a grocery list. Action leads to more action.
Holly Payne – First thing every morning write for 10 minutes. Just like you have to exercise your body, you need to exercise your mind.
Melanie Recker – Find a designer. Make friends with someone who will be able to communicate your vision.

Resources

Jenna Busch – Work on your twitter account to develop a social media presence. She added that she has gotten jobs through Twitter. Look at the work you like and why you like it, then communicate through twitter to ask questions.
Holly Payne – We have broader access than ever before. Find your audience and reach out to them. Communicate.
Kristen Nedopak – Get out in the world. We are always online and often stay in our own little space. Find people who do what you want and connect with them.
Miley Yamamoto – Google is your friend. You can find images to convey what you’re thinking. Do your homework. Those images can help inspire your team.
Heidi Cox – Bring on people who can add to your ideas.
Holly Payne – Make sure what you do is legal. With licensed products you have to check. Be careful not to steal ideas. Do your homework.
Stephanie Pressman – The companies that own those licensed products can sometimes help so make sure to do your homework.
Jenna Busch – Always worth asking.

Q&A

Was there ever a time you lost confidence in your work and what did you do about it?

Jenna Busch – Became involved in Gamergate when she started her project and received death threats. Then she read Felicia Day’s post about never giving up. Jenna suggested to look at what the project means to you, step away, and take a break. “If it feels like it’s time to give it up, you’ll know.”
Heidi Cox – Delete bad comments. If you have something to say, say it! If no one sees it, who cares? You got it out there.
America Young – People need to earn their opinion. If some troll with no credibility says something, ignore it. However, sometimes they may be right. If someone you respect gives you advice then you should listen to it.
Melanie Recker – Only listen to the really close people in your life.
Miley Yamamoto – Had a scary experience and it’s hard when you are threatened. It took her a long time to recover but she feels stronger now. Use a PO Box!

Copyright

Look into it because it could be public domain.
You cannot sell it if it is licensed but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it.
Do your research.
See if you can get an option. Ask because you never know. If you are passionate about a project, you can possibly get the rights for next to nothing. For example, Stephen King has sold the rights to some of his projects for only $1.

Resources

msinthebiz.com
Chicks Who Script (podcast)
onlinefilmschoolbootcamp.com
fiverr.com
tweepy.org
SAG Indie (free workshops once a month)

I hope the advice above inspires you. Also, all of the panelists encouraged communication with them. They all want to help you so you do not have to go through what they have. Reach out, make friends and start creating!

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Activision Buy’s ‘King’ for $5.9 Billion http://www.geekscape.net/activision-buys-king-for-5-9-billion http://www.geekscape.net/activision-buys-king-for-5-9-billion#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 23:13:51 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94883 EA has GOT to be shaking in their boots. In an incredible move, Activision-Blizzard has just made the biggest purchase in the video game industry ever. Acquiring the studio behind such mobile giants as Candy Crush and Soda Saga, for a STAGGERING $5.9 Billion dollars. Let me put that into perspective for you. When Mojang was acquired by Microsoft, they spent $2.5 Billion. When Disney bought LucasArts they spent $4 Billion.

Announced late last night in a financial statement to investors, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick had this to say:

We continue to benefit from our focus on creating the world’s best interactive entertainment. Our incredibly talented employees around the world once again delivered great content and strong financial results. Mobile gaming is the largest and fastest-growing opportunity for interactive entertainment and we will have one of the world’s most successful mobile game companies and its talented teams providing great content to new customers, in new geographies throughout the world. King has a truly fantastic management team and over 1,600 incredibly talented employees and we are excited to welcome them into the Activision Blizzard family.

This move was obviously and attempt to solidify a larger foothold in the gaming world. With more and more companies entering the Free-To-Play/Pay-To-Win mobile markets, such as Nintendo, it’s obvious Activision wanted to get a leg up on the competition and start raking in that sweet sweet cash. Add the $5.6 billion to their current market value of $26.11 Billion, and you have a serious company on your hands. The acquisition is estimated to be complete come Spring 2016.

Their nearest competitor, EA Games, has a current market value of $22.41 Billion. You know Andrew Wilson is worried.

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‘Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer’s November DLC Looks Fabulous! http://www.geekscape.net/animal-crossing-happy-home-designers-november-dlc-looks-fabulous http://www.geekscape.net/animal-crossing-happy-home-designers-november-dlc-looks-fabulous#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:43:42 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94866 Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer hit the United States last September and Nintendo is doing its best to make sure that we don’t forget about the addictive title. Between a very special SpotPass visitor and the next round of the Happy Home Network Design Contest, they’ve just revealed a bunch of new items to collect!

source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/edhj/collabo/index.html
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Let’s talk about the SpotPass content first. Should the SpotPass feature be enabled, a Felyne from Capcom’s Monster Hunter series will make a visit to your town as a potential client. The character model is based of off  the design from Monster Hunter Poka Poka Airu Village, a Nintendo 3DS game that takes place in a Felyne village. The Felyne’s home request unlocks a set of Monster Hunter-themed items, including the porcine Poogie, a BBQ spit, and the Quest Board. This content became available on Monday, November 2, and it’s unknown when it will no longer be downloadable.

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November’s edition of the Happy Home Network Design Contest is themed around the concept of “A Battle Between Giants.” Those that participate in the competition are required to use a Robot Hero and an Inflatable Resetti in their design. You will get to keep these awe-inspiring pieces of furniture upon completing the challenge. Luckily enough, you don’t have to win; just compete! Trying your best would be awesome too, though. Who wouldn’t want to be featured on the network for the whole world to admire?

Are you playing Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer? Have you become addicted to the Amiibo Cards yet? Sound out below!

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The New Poster For Michael Dougherty’s ‘Krampus’ Has Just Debuted Online! http://www.geekscape.net/the-new-poster-for-michael-doughertys-krampus-has-just-debuted-online http://www.geekscape.net/the-new-poster-for-michael-doughertys-krampus-has-just-debuted-online#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 21:57:25 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94869 Following the first (fantastic) trailer from a few weeks back, Legendary has just debuted a sleek new poster for this holiday season’s Krampus.

As a huge fan of Michael Dougherty’s Halloween themed Trick ‘R Treat (now an October staple in my household), I really couldn’t be more excited for his upcoming follow-up.

Somehow, I didn’t actually know that Krampus was an old legend before this movie was announced, and now that I’ve brushed up on the fable, Dougherty’s take looks even better.

If you missed it, you can head here to watch the film’s first trailer, and take a look at the new poster below! Krampus hits theatres on December 4th!

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When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

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Watch 15 Seconds Of Friday’s ‘Warcraft’ Trailer! http://www.geekscape.net/watch-15-seconds-of-fridays-warcraft-trailer http://www.geekscape.net/watch-15-seconds-of-fridays-warcraft-trailer#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 21:31:13 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94865 Briefly: We still have a few days of waiting to go until the full trailer for Duncan Jones’ anticipated Warcraft finally hits the web.

Legendary clearly knows just how desperate we all are to see the Horde and Alliance in action, so following yesterday’s bad-ass poster, the studio has just release 15 seconds of this Friday’s trailer.

Aw yiss.

Take a look at the teaser below, and be sure to let us know what you think! After having a chance to chat with Duncan and see Orgrim Doomhammer up close back at SDCC, I’m beyond excited for the film, and really, really can’t wait to see the trailer. As much as I’d hope this teaser would alleviate that need, it doesn’t help at all.

Warcraft hits theatres on June 10th!

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Movie Logo Revealed! http://www.geekscape.net/fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-movie-logo-revealed http://www.geekscape.net/fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them-movie-logo-revealed#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:45:31 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94848 With the Harry Potter spinoff already in production, Warner Bros. has just released the logo for the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ movie. The artwork, which released on every social media account available, features the entire title and a second more simpler “FB” in a similar format as the prior Harry Potter movies.

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ will star Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Jenn Murray, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Gemma Chan and newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove. The films is set to be directed by David Yates and the film follows Newt Scamander (Redmayne), the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ set for a worldwide release on November 18, 2016.

Are you excited for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie? What do you think of the logo? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Geekscape 387: Challenging Our Legal Guardianship With Rus Gutin! http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-387-challenging-our-legal-guardianship-with-rus-gutin http://www.geekscape.net/geekscape-387-challenging-our-legal-guardianship-with-rus-gutin#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 19:02:19 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94838 Rus Gutin is an actor, writer, stand up comedian and all around Man About Town… and now he’s a father twice over! I first met Rus years ago while doing stand up and he’s back to play a little game of catch up with all of us, while celebrating the release of his first stand up DVD ‘Legal Guardian’ (and maybe the birth of his daughter too). While he’s here, Will and I catch him up on all the incredible things that went on at Comikaze and I profess my love for ‘Ash VS Evil Dead’! ‘Supergirl’ looks like she’s going to fly high and all of us share our favorite videogames based on a TV or Movie property! Enjoy!

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A New ‘Star Trek’ Series Will Launch In January 2017! http://www.geekscape.net/94829 http://www.geekscape.net/94829#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 03:37:02 +0000 http://www.geekscape.net/?p=94829 Briefly: Wow.

This announcement is long overdue, but better late than never, right?

StarTrek.com has revealed that a brand new Star Trek series is in the works, and is set to debut on CBS in January of 2017.

Now, you won’t be able to watch the entire series on tradition cable, instead, the new Star Trek will be “the first original series developed specifically for U.S. audiences for CBS All Access, a cross-platform streaming service that brings viewers thousands of episodes from CBS’s current and past seasons on demand, plus the ability to stream their local CBS Television station live for $5.99 per month. CBS All Access already offers every episode of all previous Star Trek television series.”

This seems like an absolutely phenomenal way to get individuals to subscribe to your streaming service. The show is being produced “for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International,” so hopefully those outside of the United States aren’t completely left out like we were with Yahoo!’s offerings.

According to the release, “the brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.”

The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers. Kurtzman is also an executive producer for the hit CBS television series Scorpion and Limitless, along with Kadin and Orci, and for Hawaii Five-0 with Orci.

David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios, says that “There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration. Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately.”

The release also states that “The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film Star Trek Beyond which is scheduled to be distributed by Paramount Pictures in Summer 2016,”so it looks as though we could be getting an entirely new, fresh take on the franchise.

I was a big fan of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, so as cool as a new take would be, I’d also love to see just what’s going on in that already existing universe! In any case, I’m pretty happy about this announcement.

You can head here for the full release. Be sure to let us know if you’re excited for this new series, and if you’ll be subscribing to CBS All Access because of it!

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