Geekscape podcasts, news, features Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:51:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 podcasts, news, features Geekscape no podcasts, news, features Geekscape TV-G SDCC 2014: Square-Enix Jazzes Up Mobile With ‘Hitman: Sniper’ Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:51:06 +0000 All of us at Geekscape are having an incredible time at 2014′s San Diego Comic-Con, and we really can’t wait to show you all that we’ve been up to, and share all of the news that’s been coming out of the busiest place (currently) in the United States.

All of our schedules are jam-packed, but I’m currently waiting on lunch at the Gaslamp District’s wonderful Whiskey Girl, and wanted to take a few minutes to share some thoughts on a game that I just played, and instantly fell in love with: Hitman: Sniper.


The game describes itself as “a brand new competitive sniper game with numerous levels full of creative opportunities to manipulate guards, the environment, and targets to complete the hit.” Just as with the phenomenal Hitman: Go (which I also just played for the first time and will be sinking countless hours into as soon as I get back from SDCC), Square-Enix Montreal has designed Sniper from the ground-up with touch in mind instead of trying to cram a console classic into a convoluted, virtual joystick and faux-button clad mess. 

The game is meant to be extremely accessible, and is even playable one-handed. The Square-Enix employee demoing the game to us even asked us not to hold the iPad like a console controller, as those conventions were never meant for mobile and rarely (if ever) work. To play, you simply drag a finger around the screen to pan your rifle, pinch to zoom in and out, just like you would in the iPad’s native Photos app, and a quick tap of the screen will fire your round. You’ll see a few buttons around the edge of the device, including reload, a few weapon mods and power-ups, as well as a ‘Hold-Breath’ button which will slow down time to ensure the most accurate shot possible.


While your vantage point is far, far away from the action, the maps are designed with many different kill options for nearly each enemy. Sure, you could just shoot the dude, but wouldn’t you prefer to get him away from everyone else and take him out silently? Or get two enemies lined up so you can take them out with a single bullet? Or shoot out the glass your enemy is leaning on and have him land on another baddie below? The variance here is absolutely astounding, and was far beyond what I expected when picking up the tablet and firing my first shot.

While mainly single-player, Hitman: Sniper also features some addictive competitive aspects. Every thing that you do, and every shot that you take, earns you points and multipliers that attribute to your final score. Instead of simply showing you a leader board of the very best players, you’ll also see a board of the people surrounding you. This means that you’ll always know just how many points you’ll need to climb up the next rung of the ladder, but it’s up to you to figure out the best way to do it.


Overall, I was very impressed with the demo. The game will launch as a free-to-play (but not content-locked) title on iOS and Android devices this holiday season. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more about Hitman: Sniper, but in the meantime, be sure to check out Hitman: Go, as it definitely ranks as one of the most impressive mobile games I’ve seen in some time.

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Geekscape Movie Reviews: Boyhood Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:33:34 +0000 By now most people have heard the rumblings about Richard Linklater’s spectacular new film, Boyhood. There’s very little I can add to the warranted praises that have flooded radio airwaves and internet websites. Truth be told, Boyhood is a magnificent cinematic feat that required vision and collective patience from its director, cast and crew. And I’m sure almost everyone involved would agree on one simple fact, it was certainly worth the wait.

Boyhood follows its lead character, Mason (played by an evolving Ellar Coltrane), from the ages of 5 to 18 where life experiences uniquely shape his world views. Mason travels around with his mother and older sister from town to town as the matriarch struggles to provide the quintessential family environment for her children. Filmed masterfully in bits and pieces over the course of 12 lingering years, the movie gives a once-in-a-lifetime perspective into a boy’s transition through adolescence.


It’s difficult to put into words the culminating experience of witnessing a masterpiece such as Boyhood. An unbreakable bond is established immediately as we watch Ellar Coltrane grow before our very eyes. The ride is both a mirror of our own personal ventures into adulthood as well as a reminder that all of us must set an individual path. Be assured that Mason has his own story, filled with complexities and obstacles that continually mold him into the spirited young man we see just before the credits start to roll. Even after a long-winded and nearly three hour endeavor, it’s painful to accept a finale. It almost feels as though any ending would be unjust because, like with our own lives, the story presses on.


Despite the brilliance and handling of Linklater’s undeniable instant classic, there were a few small hiccups existing throughout. For starters, Boyhood isn’t compromised of many lasting moments like other coming-of-age gems such as Stand By Me and The Sandlot. Instead, the feature serves as a premier example of an instance where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, an overlooked facet that echoes the greatness of Linklater’s achievement. But still, a couple more iconic scenes would have been preferred. Also, throughout a relatively well-paced 164 minute marathon to the finish line, Boyhood unravels with the occasional lull. However, a truly engaging and transformative journey eases the audience past all of the brief uninspiring moments.

Trust me, until you do, you’ve never seen anything like Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Perhaps more monumental in scope and execution than in substance and flavor, the result is still the same, an impressive feature that breeds innovation and personal connection. Boyhood is one of the year’s finest films and something everyone deserves to witness.

GRADE: 4.5/5

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SDCC 2014: The Legendary Booth Wows Us Again With The ‘Crimson Peak Gothic Gallery’ And ‘Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot’! Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:36:08 +0000 San Diego Comic-Con is a blast, isn’t it?

We’re in the midst of the convention’s second full day, and after checking out most of the floor and a lot of the offsite events (look for more on those later), the Legendary Entertainment booth is without a doubt one of the coolest experiences of the con (just like last year).

This year, instead of a gigantic warehouse, Legendary is showing off its talent by creating a mind-blowing experience in a tiny space. This consists of two events: the Crimson Peak Gothic Gallery and Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot.

The Crimson Peak Gothic Gallery is a physical experience handcrafted by Guillermo del Toro himself, fans will get a glimpse behind the curtain of Crimson Peak and an early tease of the ultimate haunted house. Designed in the look of one of the sets of the movie, the Gothic Gallery is a living breathing gallery of curiosities that includes props, costumes, and an atmospheric soundscape designed by Academy Award®Winner Randy Thom.


I had the amazing opportunity to be taken through the gallery by Guillermo Del Toro himself, and hearing him describe the art,  intricacies, and incredible design of the Gothic Gallery and the film’s mansion and props made me incredibly excited for a movie that we still don’t know a lot about. Del Toro wrote Crimson Peak over eight years ago, and after speaking with Del Toro about the film, I’m beyond sure that it will be worth the wait. He did say that we’ll see a teaser at the Legendary Entertainment panel on Saturday, so hopefully it’ll release online afterwards!

Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot is the next evolution of the thrilling universe Legendary is creating with director Guillermo del Toro. Created by the leading pioneers of virtual reality, Oculus VR, the attraction delivers a new benchmark in virtual reality experiences as fans will step into a fully-realized Jaeger Combat Simulator and experience what it feels like to pilot a 250-story robot. Created with original film assets from Industrial Light & Magic and developed within Unreal Engine 4, Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot provides a thrilling first-person battle between Gipsy Danger and the kaiju codenamed Knifehead.

Jaeger Pilot was my first Oculus Rift experience, and it was freaking incredible. I’d seen countless videos of people freaking out on the roller coaster and other demos, but I had no idea just how truly immersive VR could be until I stepped inside a Jaeger. This was an experience that I could do again and again (and again), and not tire of. It’s tough to describe the feeling, but after removing the Oculus headset it was crystal clear to me that VR is the future of interactive entertainment. With the Jaeger Pilot experience being so cool, so early on, I cannot wait to see what VR develops into.

The Legendary booth is #3920, and is right next to Geekscape. Here’s how you can get into the booth yourself:


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SDCC 2014: Dreamworks Brings Penguins to San Diego Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:34:50 +0000 penguins-of-madagascar-28436727-720-457


Dreamworks Animation presented a panel on their upcoming movie, Penguins of Madagascar, the next installment of the Madagascar series, which is centered fully on the adventures of everyone’s favorite flightless birds, the Penguins.

Directed by Eric Darnell (writer for the previous Madagascar movies) and Simon J Smith (Bee Movie), and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John DiMaggio and Christopher Knights, Penguins takes the Skipper and his compatriots deep into the world of global espionage.


Benedict Cumberbatch at the SDCC Penguins of Madagascar panel. Cumberbatch plays Agent Classified in the upcoming movie.

Cumberbatch, Malkovich and McGrath were at Comic Con to talk about their work on Penguins; Cumberbatch plays Agent Classified, a 007-type agent (and also a wolf) who runs a MI-6/SHIELD type agency, while Malkovich takes on the role of the villain, Dr. Octavius Brine (an octopus, naturally). McGrath reprises his role as Skipper, the erstwhile leader of the Penguins.

A–very good–trailer clip was shown to loud applause, and the cast discussed their experiences working on the animated film.

“It was a really interesting character to play.” said Malkovich. “He’s sort of a large, remorseless kind of psychopath, really.”

Cumberbatch revealed that he had just met Malkovich that day, despite co-starring in the movie together, and spoke about how working on the movie taught him a great deal about voiceover work.

The Penguins were originally only in one small scene in the original Madagascar movie, but their popularity has spawned books, a TV show, and now their own movie.

“We found a way to integrate them more into the story,” said McGrath. “And now after three movies, 10 video games, 80 TV shows, they get their own movie.”

Penguins of Madagascar opens on November 26th, 2014. To tide you over, here’s the trailer:

Are you excited? Were you at the panel? What did you think?

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Check Out Marie In Action In The Latest ‘Persona 4 Ultimax’ Trailer Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:40:06 +0000 A few days ago, we reported that Marie, the new character added into Persona 4 Golden, was coming to Persona 4 Ultimax by way of paid DLC. But aside from a few screenshots, details were still thin on how she would actually fight. Well, that’s now changed, courtesy of a new trailer from Atlus Japan, proving how dangerous a person’s purse can really be.

Using a combination of physical attacks with her bag, her powerful Persona and a variety of elemental effects, (that may or may not be tied to the weather symbol next to her super meter), and it appears like Marie will fit right in considering she never fought in the game she debuted in.

Oh, and her Instant Kill attack shows off the power she’s REALLY hiding, but you might want to cover your eyes if you haven’t finished her path in Golden. For everyone else, seeing it in action brings back some fond memories. If nothing else, it’s sure to boost their chances of paying up when she becomes available for download.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will hit the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on September 30th.

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The ‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Collectors Edition Is Finally Revealed Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:14:52 +0000 Remember during Sony’s E3 press conference when they announced that Sony consoles would get an exclusive Disney Infinity 2.0 collectors edition, featuring The Hulk? Well, after over a month of silence since, the package has finally been revealed, and it includes a lot more than just angry Banner.

Included in the package is the entire Avengers team from the film, including the three standard pack ins, (Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow), in addition to Captain America, Hawkeye, and of course, Hulk. The green giant will only be accessible through this package for the first month, at which point, he will be released in stores for everyone’s consumption. But who really wants to wait a month to complete the team?
And yet, that’s not all that the collectors edition has in store for us. In addition to the three extra figures, every box will come with a huge Infinity Base that doubles as a display, featuring a humongous Frost Giant in the background. Said to glow when plugged in, this base is the perfect way to both play, and display your new Marvel figures in style.

Retailing at $149.99, paying double the price for a game that already promises to eat through your wallet with its numerous characters to buy is a bit of a hard sell. Yet, if you’re planning on buying all of the characters, and they continue to retail for $12.99 each, it seems like a good idea to plunk down the extra thirty bucks or so for the base too. Plus, I’m already imagining displaying a super team to take down that giant. Frost Giant vs. Snow Queen, anyone?

In addition, the announcement also detailed a new PS3 bundle, featuring the standard starter pack and a 12gb console for $249.99, so if you have kids who want the game, but no PS3, this seems like the way to go. Too bad there aren’t any console bundles that include the collectors edition.

With so many games fighting for your dollar this holiday season, are the Frost Giant base and early access to play as Hulk enough of a reason for you to pick up this deluxe edition?

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New ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Film Confirmed For 2015; New Teaser Trailer Emerges Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:11:26 +0000 Following up on the success of the lastest Dragon Ball Z movie, Battle Of Gods, (of which you can check our thoughts on the film here), a new movie in the popular anime franchise has been confirmed for 2015′s Golden Week in Japan.

Little is known about the project, but like the last film, series creator, Akira Toriyama, will be directly involved with the development of the project. The only other details that have emerged are from the recently revealed teaser trailer and innitial reveal from V-Jump Magazine, which hinted at a much darker film this time around:

Now, despair begins

In addition, the text in the trailer reads:

There’s someone I want you to revive

Now, let the speculation begin! Has someone stronger that Beerus and Whis appeared? And who do you think is being revived? Considering the end of Battle Of Gods opened up limitless possibilities for the future of the franchise, literally anything can happen, which is what makes this so exciting! Let’s just hope it’s not Broly again. I’m sick of that guy.


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Pre Order ‘Kingdom Hearts 2.5′, Get An Official Disney Pin! Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:02:41 +0000 As an extra bonus to the Kingdom Hearts faithful who reserve the upcoming 2.5 HD Remix, Square Enix announced that pre ordered copies will come with an exclusive Disney pin, featuring Sora and Mickey with a hanging keyblade chain.

Marketing the pin as a free upgrade to the limited edition, (while essentially just being a pre order bonus), the game itself will include Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep: Final Mix, both of which will mark their debut outside of Japan. In addition, a non-playable retelling of Kingdom Hearts: ReCoded, the cell phone game turned handheld title will get the bonus treatment in the same way 358/2 Days got in the first HD collection. Then again, we’d probably be better off ignoring it.
Throw in the pin on top of that, and you’ve got what sounds like a pretty sweet deal. These often end up being hot collectors items, and those who are into collecting them are REALLY into it. Have you seen how much these things go for on eBay?

While our limited edition still isn’t as awesome as the Japanese collectors edition, the pin is pretty sweet. Has this announcement affected your decision to pick up 2.5 when it releases on December 5th?

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Watch Rise, Yukari and Junpei Tear Through The Competition In These ‘Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’ Teaser Videos Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:51:50 +0000 Fresh off the heels of another Persona related announcement, here comes Ultimax with a batch of new videos that show three of its newcomers in action.

First, Persona 4′s Rise Kujikawa has abandoned her damsel in distress role in the original Persona 4 Arena in favor of doing the ass kicking all on her own. Usually known for her support role in the core games, her teaser video shows off her ability to inflict status effects, her long range, Persona based attacks, and her idol experience leading her to dance all over her opponent’s face.

Second, Yukari suits up in her Feather Pink Phoenix Ranger costume to blow the opposition away. Largely using ranged attacks with her bow, combined with her lightning fast speed, and her wind based Persona that can push or pull opponents depending on her need, and you have a formidable fighter on your hands.

And lastly, Junpei steps up to the plate with his unique baseball based fighting style. His bat gives him better physical range than most of the characters on the roster, building up towards a huge power boost with every successful swing he lands. And don’t worry, based on the animated portion of the trailer, he’s just as bit as much of a clueless dope than he was in Persona 3. Yet, that’s why we love him.

Interested in jumping into Persona 4 Arena Ultimax? Check out our E3 hands on preview, and don’t forget to snag your first print, which includes a Teddy bag, a half set of tarrot cards, and Adachi DLC which will be free for one week? What are you waiting for?

Ultimax arrives on September 30th.

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Buy ‘Skylanders: Trap Team’ On Wii, Get A Free Wii U Copy! No, Really! Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:51:00 +0000 When you think of Skylanders, you’re likely to think about the second mortgage you have to take out to buy each of the new figures every year. Especially with yesterday’s Dark Edition announcement, it’s clear that Activision is still finding new ways to keep the interest, (and the cash), of the Skylander faithful. But what if the series actually found a way to save you money? Preposterous!

Yet, that’s exactly what’s happening with Wii versions of the upcoming Trap Team, because anyone who purchases the game for Nintendo’s last generation console will be able to redeem a FREE digital copy for the Wii U. And yes, since the news was made public, it has since been confirmed that this will include copies of the Dark Edition as well, making this an easy decision for families who either own a Wii U, or are looking to upgrade.

This isn’t the first time the Skylanders franchise has thrown a bone to the Wii U. Just last year, an exclusive, golden Swash Buckler figure was included with special Swap Force console bundles just in time for the holiday season. Between this news, last year’s support, and the many titles that have been made available in the past year and a half from Activision, it’s looking like the company is one of the few third parties to continuously support the Wii U, which in my humble opinion, is great for everyone involved.

What does everyone think of the news? Has it affected your console of choice when Skylanders: Trap Team launches on October 5th?

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SDCC 2014: Here Are The Guests That Will Be Stopping By Our Booth! Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:59:54 +0000 San Diego is upon us! And just like in years past, the Geekscape booth has become a cool place to meet all sorts of creators and personalities (beyond our own)!

As SDCC 2014 starts up, here’s the signings and appearance schedule for the Geekscape booth #3919! Be sure to drop by not only to meet some great people but also to learn all about the projects that Geekscape is working on. We’ve also come equipped with some awesome new shirts so you can represent the ‘Scape wherever you go.

Booth setup went smoothly on Tuesday, and we even compiled a time-lapse of everything coming together:

Friday, July 25th:

12-1PM - Buffalo Speedway and Pantalones Tex creator Yehudi Mercado

2-3PM -  The BAMF Girls Club.  Webseries on Amanda Troop, Aliza Pearl, Iselle Slome, Sam Christopher and America Young:

What happens when Buffy, Katniss, Hermione, Michonne, Lisbeth, and…Bella? All move into one house?
Starring: Stephanie Bentley, Amanda Troop, Aliza Pearl, Iselle Slome, Michelle Lang and America Young

Saturday, July 26th:

12-1pm – Space Command (Doug Jones, Bill Mumy, creators from Star Trek, Babylon 5 etc.):

Meet Doug Jones (Hellboy, The Strain), Mira Furlan (LOST, Babylon 5), Marc Scott Zicree (Star Trek:TNG, The Twilight Zone), Geoff Mark (Battlestar Gallactica, Spiderman) and the Stars and wizards of SPACE COMMAND!
See the trailer, get autographs, Free special poster signing, don’t miss it!

2-3pm – Run Like Hell creators

We may have a few other special guests stopping by to say hello, so be sure to watch out for more, and don’t forget to visit us at booth #3919!

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Geekscape Giveaway: Unlock Your Potential With Our ‘Lucy’ Contest! Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:28:57 +0000 Briefly: Luc Besson always puts together some fantastic films. Even if they aren’t always critically successful (I’m looking at you Hitman), at the end of the day he can direct, write and produce some very enjoyable films.

We’re eagerly awaiting Lucy’s release on July 25th (just a few more days away). Lucy is an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Because we’re so excited for the film, we jumped at the opportunity to offer fans an awesome Lucy giveaway. One lucky individual will receive a $50 prepaid Visa, plusLucy t-shirt and hat.


Interested? Here’s what you need to do:

- Like Geekscape on Facebook
- Share this photo on your Facebook wall, and be sure to comment, letting us know what movie you’re most looking forward to this Summer.
- Reside in the United States (sorry Canadians).

Simple, huh? We’ll pick a winner next week, and be in touch! Happy sharing!

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The Saint Mort Show Episode 092: MC Lars & MC Frontalot Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:49:37 +0000 Friday Night MC Lars and MC Frontalot will be dominating San Diego Comic Con. I was given a chance to interview the two of them separately for the show and managed to chat with them about their humble beginnings, the creation of nerd core as a genre, their upcoming albums and the acting careers of both of them.

If you haven’t yet get your tickets for the 4th annual Nerd-A-Thon

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The intro music contains the song The Doubtful Guest by Calibretto on their EP Dead By Dawn.


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‘Disney Infinity 2.0′ Brings ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ To Its Limitless Universe! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:22:21 +0000 Right in time for its August 1st theatrical release, (and days before Comic Con), Disney Interactive has announced that the Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to Disney Infinity in a huge way, with an entire playset dedicated to the band of losers.

The entire group from the film is being brought to life in figure form, which includes Star Lord, Gamura, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot. The play set, which will take place inside Knowhere, (his eye socket, more specifically), features the crew trying to fight off Ronnan the Accuser, who is in pursuit of them after the team has apparently stolen a valuable artifact. While the set won’t be a direct adaptation of the film, it should be familiar enough to anyone who jumps in after checking the movie out.

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In addition to the core cast, other characters from the Marvel universe will appear in various forms, from Iron Man and Nova as palayble crossover characters that will need to be unlocked, to Yondu, The Collector, and Cosmo the Dog, who primarily act as mission providers. In Yondu’s case, he will also appear as a Marvel Sidekick, featured as one of the new Guardians themed Power Discs, as well as the following:

Space Armor- Gamoras armor, which boosts defense.

Yondu- A new Marvel Team Up, who will use his arrows to support you in combat for a short time.

Groots Roots and Groots View and the Rip- A new Groot inspired Skydome and Theme for the Toy Box.

Star Lord’s Galaxy- a Knowhere theme for the Toy Box, making GOTG the only series so far to have more than one theme.

As with every other figure, these newly revealed characters will all work in the customizable Toy Box, as well as Attack On Asgard, the tower defense themed structure toy box game, which is new to 2.0. No word on whether or not they’ll work with any future structure games.

I can’t think of a better way to hype up the upcoming film! I’m not even that into the property, but with the large amount of content heading to Infinity, it’s hard not to get excited.

Who else plans on picking up the entire set? Disney Infinity 2.0 is on track for a September 23rd release, with the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set arriving shortly after.

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‘Persona Q’ Gets A Release Date To Go With An Adorable Opening Cutscene Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:48:49 +0000 Atlus has announced that the upcoming 3DS exclusive, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, will become available on November 25th. Bringing together the casts of Persona 3 and 4 for the first time in an RPG setting, (and also marking the first Persona RPG in six years, the team behind the Etrian Odyssey series is bringing their expertise to this first person dungeon crawler.

But for those wondering if the core experience we expect from the series will remain intact, don’t worry. Atlus is promising that Q will retain the combat and character development of the core titles, which will be interesting considering these are established characters in a “what if” scenario. Something tells me it won’t take itself so seriously.

All initial prints will come with special packaging and a half set of tarot cards, but you’ll want to pick up the limited edition if you want all the goodies, including a handy 3DS XL case imported from Japan! Too bad we can’t get that amazing Q themed 3DS to go with it…

But enough wishing for what never will be. Check out the opening movie and let us know if you plan on picking up Persona Q this November!

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This Episode Of ‘Sailor Moon’ Was Reanimated By Over 250 Different Artists; The Results Are Hilarious! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:15:49 +0000 It’s no secret that thanks to its recent revival, Sailor Moon is a hot topic amongst geeks the world over. So when you’re a a talented artist or animator, what’s the best way to celebrate the series coming back into the limelight? Naturally, you recreate one of the original series’ most interesting episodes with over 200 different animation styles, right?

That’s what Moon Animate Make Up set out to do in late 2013, and the result is fantastic. Throughout the 23 minute episode, we’re treated to Western style animation, Japanese anime style animation that fits closely to the original, we get crude art that looks like it was taken from an episode of Ren and Stimpy. We got puppets, people. Puppets! They even animated the Sailor Says segment at the end! Bonus points for using one of my favorite episodes as the subject.

You just have to watch the video for yourself if you have a half hour to spare. And if you don’t, make one. You’ll thank us later.

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Red Hood Is Coming To ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Thanks To Pre-Order DLC Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:07:52 +0000 If a recently leaked ad from GameStop is to be believed, then it looks like crowbar boy himself, Red Hood, is coming to Batman: Arkham Knight by the way of pre-order DLC.

In the past, bonus characters like Deathstroke and Nightwing have been contained to side modes, never getting a real chance to explore Gotham in the same way that Batman could. But as mentioned with the Harley Quinn DLC that every retailer will give out when pre-ordering the bat’s next game, Red Hood’s content will be a side story, giving him his own time stage to shine on once the highly anticipated final chapter of the Arkham series is finally released.

With this announcement, part of me is hoping that this isn’t where the extra story content comes to a close. Who wouldn’t love to play as Nightwing, Robin, or so many other members of the Bat Family in a full fledged Gotham City? Normally, I’m a staunch opponent of absurd amounts of DLC, but the Arkham games have earned the reputation of being full, rewarding experiences without extra content, so I would trust Rocksteady on this one. One thing is for sure though, the chances of me finally getting my Huntress DLC are looking slim.

Can’t wait to play Arkham Knight? Who else are you hoping will get added to Batman and Rocksteady’s final chapter? Tell us in the comments, then get back to impatiently waiting with the rest of us for its 2015 release date.



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Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto Join The ‘Hyrule Warriors’ Cast Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:05:23 +0000 Famitsu’s latest scans have revealed three new characters coming to Hyrule Warriors, the Zelda spin on the Dynasty Warriors franchise, and one thing’s for sure. Whoever chose the latest reveals must have been huge on Ocarina of Time!

First, Darunia, the Goron leader and the Sage of Fire will roll through swarms of enemies when he hits the battlefield. Second, Princess Ruto must have gotten tired of being carried around everywhere, because the Zora princess / Sage of Water is looking to bring the fight herself. And lastly, Sheik finally puts those ninja skills to good use, being the first time that the character has been playable outside of Smash Bros. We always knew she LOOKED badass. Now it’s time for her to prove it.


This brings the playable roster up to 10, including Link, Zelda, Impa, Midna, Fi, Agatha, and newcomer, Lana. It’ll be hard to claim that the Zelda doesn’t have strong female characers now! I wonder how much restraint Team Ninja had to use to actually clothe them all?

Who are you most excited about playing with? Hyrule Warriors will launch on September 26th, exclusively for Wii U.

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The Cosplay Of Anime Expo 2014 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:50:39 +0000 Now that Anime Expo has come and gone, and as we gear up for Comic Con this week, what kind of jerks would be be if we didn’t share the incredible cosplay from the event?

From Monster Hunter to Hyperdimension Neptunia. Blazblue to Phoenix Wright. And of course, there was plenty of Sailor Moon at the show. Check out the best of AX 2014′s cosplay, and stick with Geekscape as we move on to Comic Con!


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]]> 0 Step Onto The Red Carpet At The ‘Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods’ World Premiere Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:50:31 +0000 Just in case you haven’t heard, Dragon Ball Z is back in a big way, thanks to its first movie in over a decade, Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods. A few months back, the people at Funimation announced that the dubbed version of the film would be getting a limited theatrical run so that Z fans across the country can experience it with the big screen treatment.

We were on the red carpet of the film’s premiere in Downtown Los Angeles, and got to see all of the stars hit the scene moments before the first official screening of Funimation’s dub. Featuring voice actors Kyle Hebert, Christopher Sabat, Sean Schemmel and Mike McFarlane amongst so many others, the event definitely had that big time feel… Aside from the gift bags full of iPads. Those were oddly missing.

And in case you were wondering, the movie was amazing, thanks to some brilliant voice acting, especially in a certain scene featuring Vegeta. As our review of the film stated, Battle of Gods is much more than an hour long fight, bringing tons of humor and cameos that in my opinion, not only celebrate DBZ, but the entirety of the Dragon Ball franchise. Not bad considering series creator, Akira Toriyama, was directly involved with the development of the film.

Check out our photos from the red carpet event below, and don’t forget to check the film’s website for a growing list of theaters that will be screening the movie. Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Gods will run on August 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th.

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