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Meet David Morrissey as The Walking Dead's Governor in his first official photo

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Fans of The Walking Dead on AMC will be happy to see that the first official photo of David Morrissey on set as The Governor has been released. Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead comic, had the following to say to fans who are worried that AMC's version of the Governor may not live up to his comic counterpart.  
"The Governor in the show is definitely going to be The Governor in the comic," Kirkman told us following the Season 2 finale. "I think that he's definitely going to be a character that people love to hate and are absolutely entertained by, but also somewhat terrified of. He's definitely going to be a very important character and a very nuanced character. We are not going to be watering him down." At first glance at the photo, I am just not sure what to think. My initial reaction to the casting remains the same as I always pictured the Governor as a Hispanic character. I don't know why but he always looked like it to me. Se…

First official BBC Doctor Who photo of the Doctor with his new companion

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Although fans had recently seen Doctor Who set photos revealing some new clothes for the Doctor and the first glimpses of his new companion, the BBC has graciously given us our first official photo of both the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his new companion Clara (Jenna-Louis Coleman). (We are still waiting on official confirmation that Jenna's name will be Clara on the show.)
"We caught up with Matt Smith who told us, ‘It [filming on the new series] is going well. Jenna brings a really different energy to the show – one which I think is very interesting.’

Shooting is well-underway for the Doctor’s latest adventures and the second read-through featuring Jenna-Louise Coleman as the new companion took place earlier this week at the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios." I am really enjoying the Doctor's new look in the long jacket and waist coat. Very stylish and looks great! And Jenna looks absolutely adorable in this photo! If you want to download a 16x9 or a 4x3 wallpaper of thi…

E3 2012 - Nintendo Land demo gameplay videos

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When Nintendo announced the Wii U game Nintendo Land, fans were not all together happy. However, they must remember that this game is simply to be fun and introduce the new controller, the Wii U Gamepad, to Nintendo players. Also, reports from the E3 floor have been positive about the gameplay experience from Nintendo Land. So don't be down on the game yet! Below you'll be able to watch demo gameplay from 4 of the mini game events found in Nintendo Land; The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, Donkey Kong's, Crash Course, Animal Crossing: Sweet Day, and Luigi's Ghost Mansion. Enjoy!
The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest


Donkey Kong's Crash Course


Animal Crossing - Sweet Day


Luigi's Ghost Mansion


Newest clip from The Amazing Spider-Man has Spidey fleeing from the NYPD [video]

A new clip for The Amazing Spider-Man has surfaced and this time we get to see Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) in some web slinging action. The clip shows us Spider-Man fleeing the NYPD and using his spider-sense as he swings through the crowded streets of New York City.



Source: Bleeding Cool

Fan's 8mm behind-the-scenes footage from the Return of the Jedi set [video]

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Star Wars was bigger than ever when George Lucas started filming Return of the Jedi. Everything to do with filming was kept a secret. However, one group of fans were able to find out that a film by the name of "Blue Harvest" was filming in Buttercup Valley in the Arizona dessert and went down to check it out hoping that it would be more than a unknown film. Filmmaker Jeff Broz had brought along with him his 8mm camera and had it rolling for what turned out to be a fans dream come true.

Stumbling onto the set of Return of the Jedi, these fans were able to see a few of the Tatooine scenes being filmed. Although it took quite some time, Broz's video has finally hit the internet. It is just over 7 minutes long and has no sound but he was able to capture some amazing footage. You can see Boba Fett flying around, Luke taking on some Gamorrean Guards and precticing his kicking skills, R2-D2 shooting Luke's lightsaber from his head, and Slave Leia in action.

If you are a f…

E3 2012 - Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition gameplay and interview [video]

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Nintendo is presenting their fans with an exclusive interview with Rocksteady Studios about Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition for the Wii U. The fantastic interview brings us some great gameplay footage and talks us through some of the new features added to Batman: Arkham City for the Wii U version as well as how the new gamepad will be used for the game.

Peter Jackson releases another video blog from The Hobbit [video]

Peter Jackson has released a new video blog from the set of The Hobbit and it gives fans a very good look around the set. From the actors' trailers, to the film lot, and all the way to WETA Worshop, fans get a good in depth look at what is going on in New Zealand. While walking through the sets, fans are even given a look at what will be the amazing Mirkwood Forest and even see some scenes being filmed. But don't worry, there are no spoilers. The video blog is lengthy at 14 minutes but it's a great video and you do not notice the time as it goes by. There is a funny little twist at the end that leads up to an alternate scene for our favorite elf in action being shot. Still no spoilers. But quite funny. Enjoy!

PS - I want to learn how to play 9 Square!



Source: ComingSoon.net

E3 2012 - Injustice: Gods Among Us gameplay demo [video]

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For those that were excited for the trailer for the DC hero fighter by NetherRealm Injustice: Gods Among Us, here is a first look at some great gameplay with a Q&A with Kevin Pereira and NetherRealm's Creative Director, Ed Boon.

Pokemon Black and White Version 2 trailer and Pokemon Dream Radar [video]

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A new Japanese trailer with new footage from Pokemon Black and white Version 2  has popped up! Stay tuned after the trailer for a look at Pokemon Dream Radar!

E3 2012 - Wii U lineup trailer [video]

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Nintendo had a big day today with E3 and announced a lot of new, great games coming out for the upcoming Wii U. Take a look at this brilliant lineup trailer (4 1/2 minutes) that shows some amazing clips from Nintendo's Wii U lineup!

Games in the trailer:
New Super Mario Bros. UNintendo LandScribblenauts UnlimitedJust Dance 4LEGO City: UndercoverBatman: Arkham City - Armored EditionZombiUMass Effect 3Assassin's Creed 3Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's EdgeAliens Colonial MarinesDarksiders IITEKKEN Tag Tournament 2Tank! Tank! Tank!Project P-100Trine 2: Director's CutGame & WarioWii Fit USiNGRayman LegendsPikmin 3 Maybe it's just me, but this would have been an amazing trailer to end their press conference with. What do you think?

E3 2012 - The Avengers: Battle for Earth debut trailer [video]

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Just in case you need a little more Avengers in your life Marvel is answering your call. Their newest game, The Avengers: Battle for Earth, will not only see the Avengers that we saw in the movie but all Avengers. That's right! When it comes to video games, Marvel owns all the rights to their characters and can unleash them all in the same game. Should make for a very fun time. Take a look at the trailer and let me know what you think.

The Avengers: Battle for Earth will be released for XBox 360's Kinect and Nintendo's Wii U.

Source: The Avengers: Battle for Earth official site

E3 2012 - RUMOR! Leaked The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask trailer for Wii U [video]

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*Rumor*
It is being reported that moments before the Nintendo press conference at E3 today that this video of a Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask was leaked. Although the video is amazingly done, I am leaning towards believing that this is fake. What do you think?


E3 2012 - Watch Nintendo's Wii U press conference in it's entirety!

Just in case you missed Nintendo's press conference at E3 today you can watch the whole thing right here! Check out the amazing announcements, fantastic game trailers, and fun gameplay demos! This is just the first half of Nintendo's presentations. Although there are a few minutes of Nintendo 3DS news in this presentation, all the 3DS news will be revealed tomorrow!

Do you think Nintendo was a success with it's Wii U presentation?

*Sound seems to be off for the first minute but you do not miss anything. Enjoy!




Source: G4

E3 2012 - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon gameplay trailer [video]

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Luigi is back and he is out to bust more ghosts! Luigi's Mansion 2 has now officially been named Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. This game will be released for the Nintendo 3DS and will have Luigi busting ghosts in more than one mansion. There will also be more ghosts than the previous version and more ways to trap them! Enjoy the gameplay trailer below!

E3 2012 - Naughty Dog shows off The Last of Us gameplay [video]

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A very big reveal from Naughty Dog this year at E3 was The Last of Us that will be released for the Playstation 3. If you still need a little more zombies in your life then this is the game for you. You'll really have to be on your toes playing this game as you'll really have to think of how to survive every situation in this zombie apocalypse. 
*Gameplay has some words that are NSFW.


E3 2012 - Star Wars: 1313 Q&A and gameplay! [video]

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The much anticipated Star Wars: 1313 received a deeper look at this year's E3 and it definitely looks like it will be a great game! Players will be taking the role of a lethal bounty hunter as they embark on a more dark and mature Star Wars game. 
Game Synopsis:
"Named for Level 1313, a ruthless criminal underground deep below the surface of the planet of Coruscant, the game puts players in control of a deadly bounty hunter as he uses an arsenal of exotic weaponry to hunt down his marks and uncover the truth surrounding a criminal conspiracy.  Star Wars1313 emphasizes epic set pieces and fast-paced combat with a hero who uses human skills and gadgets, rather than supernatural Force powers, to make his way through this dangerous world." If you are looking to get straight to the gameplay in the video below then skip over to 0:50, 2:00 and 3:00. 

E3 2012 - New Tomb Raider trailer delivers the action! [video]

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The brand new trailer for Tomb Raider from Square Enix was shown at E3 and all the action fans could want is here. The trailer gives us a better look at the story behind this reboot. So far we know this game will be released for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. 

How do you feel about this franchise reboot? Think this incarnation of Lara will be another big hit? Or will she hit the floor and not get up?



E3 2012 - Tansfer Wii V.C. games to your Wii U!

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Nintendo gamers can breath a sigh of relief as Nintendo as officially announced that when you purchase the new Wii U this holiday season that you will not lose all of your Wii Virtual Console (V.C.) games that you have already purchased! This is absolutely great news. You may not be able to play the V.C. games in HD but at least you will not have to go and buy the games all over again.

Source: ABC News

E3 2012 - Halo 4 trailer and gameplay [video]

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Microsoft kicked things off at E3 with the new Halo 4 by 343 Industries. Fans were wary of this isntallment for Master Chief since Bungie was no longer in control but I think it's safe to say that the Halo franchise is in good hands. The live action trailer they revealed was nice and the gameplay demo looked great! I got a little bit of a Metroid Prime feel from the demo but that's a great thing in my opinion. Check it out and let me know what you think!
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E3 2012 - Fight as your favorite DC super hero in Injustice: Gods Among Us [video]

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The folks over at Nether Realm (who brought us the much loved Mortal Kombat series) are at it again and this time they are bringing the fight back to the DC Universe. Injustice: Gods Among Us will feature all of your favorite DC heroes pitted against each other in an all out brawl. Ed Boon from Nether Realm promises that once we see the story and the reasoning behind everything, that everything will makes sense and we'll understand why these heroes are fighting each other and how they can pull off some of the moves that we see in the trailer (such as Superman knocking people into orbit and back and having them survive). He also stated that this is its own game and will definitely have a different feel from Mortal Kombat. I have to say that this looks cool and I would be willing to give it a try.

E3 2012 - ZombiU for the Wii U [video]

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Zombies are infiltrating the Wii U courtesy of Ubisoft. Ubisost announced that they are bringing their very first game back to life in the form of ZombiU. In 1986 Ubisoft released a game by the name of Zombi which became critically acclaimed. Now they are brushing off the dust and giving the zombies a updated look in this impressive new trailer! "A fact-sheet sent to us about the 2012 version, meanwhile, confirms that it's a first-person shooter, with an emphasis on horror and survival as you fight through hordes of the undead in London. There'll be a multiplayer mode where one player uses the GamePad for an overhead view, moving zombies strategically, while the second player uses the Wii U Pro Controller to fight for survival on the ground. You'll be able to customise zombies with well-known faces using the GamePad's camera, and if you die you can hunt your old character's zombie down, reclaim the body and in the process retrieve your loot." So…

E3 2012 - SONY announces cross controller for the PS3 and PS Vita

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SONY announced at E3 today that they will be promoting a new feature for the Playstation 3 and PS Vita called 'cross controller'. So far we know that this will work with Little Big Planet 2 and Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

For Little Big Planet 2 and Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale this will be a special free DLC which will allow cross-control between the PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game. With this cross control, gamers can play with either the PS3 controller or the PS Vita. If you are using the PS Vita, you can implement the Vita's touch and gyro control into the PS3 version of the game. If you have saved files on either version that can be shared between the two. This is definitely an interesting feature and it'll be fun to see how this plays out.

E3 2012 - Ubisoft presents Watch Dogs trailer and gameplay [video]

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Ubisoft also premiered a brand new game that they are working on titled Watch Dogs. The game looks very interesting and has some very fun twists to it. So far no platforms have been tied to this game but the 10 minute demo that was shown looked great. The game appears to be set in an urban city at night and has an open world for you to explore. One of the very interesting twists that this game has is that the internet can be used as your weapon. You can turn on a hacking mode and target anybody around you. At this point you can learn their information from their digital footprint. Everything from names, age, salary, ect. It'll be really interesting to see how you use this in the game and what the story will turn out to be!

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E3 2012 - Rayman Legends Gameplay on Wii U [video]

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During their E3 presentation today, Ubisoft debuted the Wii U version of Rayman Legends. They didn't just talk about it however. Ubisoft came fully prepared with some gameplay demo that showed off the Wii U's amazing graphics and intuitive controls. Rayman Legends takes full control of the Wii U's Gampad and its touch screen and gyroscope. One fun surprise that was revealed is that the game will support 5 players at a time. Unfortunately, only one player will be able to use the GamePad but the additional four will still be able to use the new Wii U Pro controller or the Wii controller. Check out the game footage below and let me know what you think.

E3 2012 - Assassin's Creed 3 trailer and gameplay footage! [videos]

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Ubisoft revealed some big games today at E3 but one game that has everyone buzzing is Assassin's Creed 3. Ubisoft showed us an amazing new trailer and some fantastic gameplay footage which can both be seen below.
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First official Iron Man 3 set photo features Tony's Iron Man suits

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Marvel has given their fans the first official look at the Iron Man 3 set with this great set photo. The photo shows us Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark standing in his workroom looking towards the various Iron Man suits that he has created.

I don't know about you, but to me there is something satisfying about seeing all those suits lined up on display at the same time in Tony's workroom. This a great first photo. What do you think?
Iron Man 3 will hit theaters on May 3, 2013.


Source: Marvel

30 years of Star Wars revenue infographic

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Since its debut in 1977, the Star Wars franchise has been steadily making money in all of its various entertainment avenues. Whether its toys, copies of the movies themselves (VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, ect.), or anything else that has the Star Wars name on it, it is sure to sell. Over the last 35 years the Star Wars franchise has raked in a whopping $33 billion and surprisingly almost half of that (at $15 billion) comes from the sales of toys. Check out this great infographic that breaks down the revenue of Star Wars over the last 35 years. 

Source: Wired

Nintendo announces new Wii U controllers in Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct feed!

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In today's Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, revealed some pretty big announcements concerning the Wii U. One of the main focuses of the Wii U is the new innovative controller. Iwata not only showed us the official Wii GamePad (yes, it officially has a name now) but he revealed a whole new controller, the Wii U Pro Controller.  

The new updated GamePad now features two clickable analogue sticks instead of the sliders that we had previously seen. For now the sliders will remain soley on the 3DS. Iwata also revealed some other aspects of the controller including a small little square on the left of the controller is a Near-Field Communication reader / writer, allowing figurines and other objects to interact with Wii U. There is another small button on the bottom right hand side that lets you use the controller as an infra-red television remote control. Also, Nintendo announced that the back of the Wii U GamePad has been redisigned so that it is more comfor…