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Atari urban legend has been confirmed! Construction crews unearth games in New Mexico desert!

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There has been a long standing urban legend in the gaming community that for over 30 years there has been a very large amount (14 full truck loads worth) of old Atari 2600 video games buried in the New Mexico desert. Many of these games that were burried were the extremely awful game E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. The legend states that during the video game crash of 1983 Atari was unfortunately stuck with massive amounts of the E.T. game as well as other games and hardware pieces. With interest in video games declining in North America, Atari decided to dump its excess items into a landfill to be rid of them. This story was never confirmed but it traveled from gamer to gamer and became an urban legend.
That urban legend has been confirmed today! Construction crews have unearthed copies of the E.T. Artari game at a landfill in the New Mexico desert near the city of Alamogordo. The dig to unearth this urban legend is a part of a documentary being made by Microsoft's Xbox…

Marvel has plans to kill off one of their iconic heroes! Could it be for good this time?

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Marvel's iconic hero Wolverine is in the middle of a storyline titled "3 Months to Live" and with a name like that it becomes pretty clear where the story could be leading. This new storyline has Wolverine stripped of his healing factor and it is solely because of his ability to heal so fast that he has managed to live for so long and to come out of every fight as the winner.


A new four issue series will be released starting on September 3, 2014 (last issue on September 24th) that will be titled "Death of Wolverine". The first issue's cover has a silhouette that some fans may recognize as the pose that Wolverine had in his very first appearance on the last page ofThe Incredible Hulk #180 (released in 1974). "Death of Wolverine" will be written by Charles Soule and drawn by artist Steve McNiven.

While talking to Entertainment Weekly executive editor at Marvel, Michael Marts, revealed that this new story will have effects felt in many other comics. &qu…

New stunning Princess Zelda statue to be released from First 4 Figures!

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A new statue is about to be released by "First 4 Figures" that features Princess Zelda from the The Legend of Zelda video game franchise from Nintendo. The statue is of Princess Zelda as she is seen in the game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess which is one of the more popular games in the series. The statue will stand at 17 inches tall and is truly stunning. The pose is fantastic and the fact that Zelda is holding her sword in this statue is brilliant. Twilight Princess saw a more combat ready Princess Zelda enter the story and she even helps Link battle Ganondorf at the end of the game. Only 2,500 of these statues are being made and purchasing one will set you back $350. (This price can be broken down into three payments with the Flexpay option.) I know this statue will be very tempting to fans of The Legend of Zelda like myself out there.
*Click images to enlarge.

Look inside the full article to see more pictures of this great Princess Zelda statue!

George R.R. Martin reveals the full size of dragons in A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones!

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Author George R.R. Martin has posted an excerpt from his upcoming companion book to his bestselling Song of Ice and Fire novels. The companion book will be titled The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the World of Game of Thrones. This new book will be a encyclopedia of the events and characters from the Seven Kingdoms and more. (This book is bound to be a big success to both new and old readers of the A Song and Ice and Fire novels.)

The interesting part of Martin's post is an illustration, which shows fans the character of Aegon riding his dragon Balerion the Black Dread. It has been revealed by Martin that this particular image shows you what a fully grown dragon looks like in his world. And it is massive! In the photo you can see Aegon on top of the dragon's lower neck near the wings. Now wouldn't it be something to see Daenerys Targaryen flying atop one of her dragons when they are this size?
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Source: George R.R. Mart…

See Superman in every major suit he has worn since his creation!

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Check out this fantastic image that shows off every major suit Superman has worn since his debut in 1938. This image is a lot of fun and seeing the various suits side by side really shows the progression his superhero image and the change in the way that society sees superheroes. Not in this picture is his latest suit worn in the Man of Steel film.

Which suit is your favorite?  
*Open image in a new window/tab for larger view.


Source: Sheldon's Fans

Let It Go(T) - The Game of Thrones / Frozen mash-up! These original lyrics will crack you up! [video]

I thought I was done posting "Let It Go" parodies but this one truly had me laughing throughout the entire video. This video combines Game of Thrones with the hit song "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen with original lyrics created just for Game of Thrones that are hilarious. Even if they are not a fan of Frozen this will have every Game of Thrones fan laughing hard.
*Possible spoilers through Season 4 Episode 2 of the show.



Source: YouTube - David Chen

Official film synopsis revealed for Goosebumps film adaptation.

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Many fans wondered how the classic horror childrens' books Goosebumps, written by R.L. Stine, would be turned into a movie when the film adaptation was first announced. There are so many great stories fans wondered which one they would turn into a film. Or perhaps they would turn the film idea into a franchise. 

Well it turns out that they aren't turning one particular book into a film after all. The storyline that they have chosen to create is very meta and may surprise fans.

Official synopsis:
"In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a pr…

Ray Fisher cast in "Batman vs Superman" as Victor Stone / Cyborg!

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I can't say that I saw this coming and I doubt many fans could.

In an unexpected move, actor Ray Fisher has been cast as Victor Stone, aka Cyborg, in the upcoming "Batman vs Superman" film.

Zack Snyder has been building the cast of this new Superman sequel to the point where it should just officially be titled "The Justice League".
"Victor Stone or Cyborg, while not a major part in the Batman-Superman feature, is a member of the Justice League, and the role will become much more significant role as Warner and DC develop more films related to the Justice League universe" Are you excited to see another Justice League member cast in the "Batman vs Superman" film? Are you, like me, wishing they would just finally pick a name for this film already?

"Batman vs Superman" will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lux Luthor, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Won…

RBS' Cosplay Closet - Cosplay "Selfie" parody video!

Nerd Reactor has created a great parody of the new song #Selfie that features some great cosplayers and cosplays alike. The original song by The Chainsmokers may be a little annoying but it has a beat behind it that is truly catchy and one that just pulls you in.
"Going to the convention. But first, #LetMePostMyCosplay" Nerd Reactor' parody video is titled #Cosplay and if you watch closely you can spot some of the communities bigger cosplayers all taking a moment to take a cosplay selfie. The video is extremely well done and is essentially a shot-by-shot recreation of the original video. Can you spot anyone you know in this video?


Source: YouTube - Nerd Reactor

New trailer for the upcoming web series "Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist" focuses on Ken! [video]

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming web series Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist! This new trailer focuses on the character of Ken and even works in the classic Ken Stage theme music with a new rock twist. 
"Through the coming of age story of Ryu & Ken, we are shown the back story of some of the game's most iconic characters, and over the course of the series we will see how the past, present, and future of all of those characters are intertwined, as the battle to become Ansatsuken Master threatens to tear apart another generation of brothers."Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist will debut on the Machinima YouTube channel in May 2014. 



Source: YouTube - StreetFighterLegacy

Funny "Unnecessary Censorship" video features Thor and Thor: The Dark World! [video]

YouTuber "DailyAsgardianNews".has released a new "Unnecessary Censorship" video that will make Marvel fans out there laugh. This time Thor and Thor: The Dark World has been taken to the editing room and has been unnecessarily censored in the funniest way possible. You can check out the great "R" rated cut of the films in the video below. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - DailyAsgardianNews

Peter Jackson officially announces that the third Hobbit film will have a new title! Find out what it is!

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Peter Jackson has just officially announced on his Facebook page that the next installment of The Hobbit film trilogy will have a new name!

The third film was originally going to be titled "There and Back Again" but the new title of the film will officially be, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

In the announcement Jackson talks about the reason for changing the name of the film and that he always had an idea that they would go back and change it. You can read the official announcement below. "Inside Information...
Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo's own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we've gone along. "There and Back Again" felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo's arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has alr…

First look at The Simpsons' LEGO episode! [video]

The newest trailer for The Simpsons has just been released by Fox and it features the first look at the upcoming LEGO Spectacular episode! The episode itself will be titled "Brick Like Me" and will air on May 4, 2014.


Source: YouTube - Animation Domination

Amazing Princess Mononoke art sketch by Skottie Young!

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Artist Skottie Young posted one of his daily sketches and it features on of Hayao Miyazaki's classic films, Princess Mononoke. The piece features the character San riding atop the wolf Moro. Skottie Young's style brings new life to these characters and the piece is a lot of fun.
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Source: Skottie Young

New trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins DLC - Cold, Cold, Heart! [video]

The first DLC (downloadable content) has just been released for the video game Batman: Arkham Origins. The new content is titled "Cold, Cold Heart" and features the origin story of the infamous Batman villain Mr. Freeze. You can check out the trailer below and even see a new Bat suit called the X.C. suit which will allow him to deal with the icy weapons and minions of Mr. Freeze.

The "Cold, Cold Heart" DLC is now available on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Games Store, and Steam.



Source: YouTube - gamespot

Lou Ferrigno set to return for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron!

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Exciting news hit the web today as it was announced that actor Lou Ferrigno will return to the Avengers to reprise his role of the Hulk's voice in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Fans will certainly remember Lou Ferrigno as the original Hulk on the Incredible Hulk TV series from 1977 to 1982. Ferrigno then came back to Marvel to provide the "voice" of the Hulk in the first Avengers movie. Ferrigno confirmed this news while at last weekend's WonderCon.

Fans will remember that the Hulk only spoke one line of dialogue ("Puny God.") and that that line was voiced by actor Mark Ruffalo who was playing Bruce Banner. However, it was Lou Ferrigno who voiced all the various grunts, moans, and roars of the Hulk. Well Ferrigno will be back to add his personal touch to the character once again.

Are you happy to see the original Hulk come back to help bring the character to life?

Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to be in theaters on May 1, 2015.
Source: Comic Book Movie

Great behind-the-scenes footage from the Marvel Universe Live event! [video]

Marvel is looking to take their heroes on the road and fans will be able to experience the Marvel Universe in person during the Marvel Universe Live tour! Feld Entertainment, the amazing talent behind Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Disney on Ice, will be teaming up with Marvel to bring fans the largest live event that anyone has seen to date. The tour will begin this summer and will be heading all around the country for three years before the tour goes global. The show is being reported to last about 90 minutes long which is pretty nice. The amazing thing here is that Marvel holds the live-action rights to all of their characters so fans will be excited when they see Spider-Man swinging into action with Captain America and the X-Men as well.
"“It’s an original story, but it involves of course all the iconic heroes,” Sawyer said. “It really pays homage to all of the mythos of the Marvel universe, and can combine all of the characters.”"Feld Entertainment …

Harry Potter re-imagined as a 1980s cyber punk anime! [video]

Re-imaginings of our favorite books, movies, or shows can be a lot of fun. It gives us a familiar tale with a fresh new look. YouTube channel Nacho Punch has created an exceptionally fun re-imagining of the Harry Potter story as a 1980s cyber punk anime! Some of the changes are a lot of fun and the influence of the anime Akira on this video is quite clear. Check out the great video below and let me know if you would enjoy seeing more of this re-imagining.



Source: YouTube - Nacho Punch

Ben Savage reveals the logo for Disney's Girl Meets World!

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Actor Ben Savage has just revealed the logo of the upcoming Disney show Girl Meets World! Not unlike the logo from the original show Boy Meets World, this logo has the words stacked on top of each other and features the Earth in place of the "o" in "World". If you haven't gotten a chance to see the teaser trailer for the show be sure to check it out!

Girl Meets World will debut on the Disney channel this summer. 


Source: Twitter - Ben Savage

Star Wars Rebels - An interview with composer Kevin Kiner. [video]

Check out this amazing video with  Star Wars Rebels composer Kevin Kiner as he gives an interview talking about the the influences that he has pulled into the music for the show. Kiner admits that legendary composer John Williams has had a big influence and fans will notice some touches of his score in the shows themes. Kiner also speaks about how his background as a guitarist in a rock band will influence the music on the show and the mix of classical and rock will give the show its own personality.
Kevin Kiner, composer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, returns to a galaxy far, far away with the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series. In this exclusive interview, he discusses his writing process, musical background, and previews the theme for Lucasfilm's new show. Looking back at his first involvement with Star Wars, Kiner says that it was daunting to follow John Williams. But it was invigorating, as well, and continues to be with his new work on Star Wars Rebels. He gre…

DreamWorks releases the first 5 minutes to How To Train Your Dragon 2! [video]

If you can't wait to see DreamWorks' How To Train Your Dragon 2 then you are in for a treat! DreamWorks has released a video that shows fans the first 5 minutes of the film! Find out what your favorite viking/dragon duo (Hiccup and Toothless) have been up to since the last we saw them in How To Train Your Dragon in 2010.

Official film synopsis:
It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up…

Billie Piper reveals her favorite Doctor Who episodes and who is a better kisser between Tennant and Eccleston. [video]

While at Awesome Con actress Billie Piper revealed the answer to a question many fans of the British Sci-Fi show Doctor Who may have been wondering for the past few years. A young fan stepped up and asked Billie, who played companion Rose Tyler, who was a better kisser; Christopher Eccleston (Ninth Doctor) or David Tennant (Tenth Doctor)? The young fan was offered $20 by his mom to ask the question and walked away with a $100 bill! Pipers answer was well handled and brought laughs to the crowd. Next Piper revealed which her favorite episodes were which also happen to be two of my favorite episodes as well.



Source: YouTube - Melanie van Zevenbergen

RBS' Cosplay Closet - WonderCon cosplay music video!

If you were lucky enough to be in attendance at WonderCon this past weekend you got to see some truly special cosplays. If you weren't in attendance then I have two fantastic cosplay videos that feature the best cosplays that WonderCon had to offer. Below I have included two different videos; the first regular video and then a second extended video that has cosplays from Day 3 and a photo slideshow included. As the cosplay community grows the level of costumes that debut continue to become increasingly better and these video stand as proof to that. Great job, everyone!!






Be sure to check out the extended cut for Day 3 additions and a great photo slideshow.



 Source: YouTube - R Cruz

Second trailer for The Giver is released. [video]

A second trailer has been released for the film adaptation of The Giver. There are only a few seconds of new footage in this trailer but if you saw the film's first featurette than you have seen the footage before. The editing team did a better job however on this trailer as the true tone to the book is captured a little better here than in the first trailer. Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - MOVIES Coming Soon

Honest Video Game Trailers - Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. [video]

Smosh Games has delivered another great Honest Video Game Trailer and this time they set their sights on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Lets see what kind of pirate jokes Smosh Games came up with for this new video.
"After the disappointing let down that was Assassin's Creed 3, prepare to redeem the franchise with the "Pirates of the Caribbean" game that Disney never made." Enjoy!



Source: YouTube - Smosh Games

Fantastic Four reboot will be a coming of age tale but don't expect them to be called the "Fantastic Four"!

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Director Josh Trank's new Fantastic Four reboot is having a lot of trouble getting support from fans as it tries to get off the floor and with each new announcement it seems that fans take a step away from the film.

The reboot is set to star Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. In a recent interview producer Simon Kinberg spoke a little about what fans could expect from the story. "We’re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, that tell this story. So it is an origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is." He continued to comment about the age of the characters which seems to be a concern for many fans.
"They’re older than high school, but they’re not quite grown into the world. If anything, this is a coming of age story.…

Video game power-ups get sent to the wrong game! [video]

Power-ups are a fun tool in video games that give the games' heroes the boost that may be needed to get through that final level or hard to beat boss. But what would happen if the power-ups were sent to the wrong heroes in the wrong games? Check out this incredibly funny video from Dorkly that answers just that! 


Source: Dorkly

These incredible Star Wars inspired rings will catch your eye!

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If you happen to be in the market for some amazingly geeky wedding rings, or just awesome rings in general, then you may want to check out Paul Michael Designs. His rings are incredible and will definitely be a great conversation starter. Below you can check out 3 rings that he created that are inspired by the Star Wars franchise. You can see a X-Wing ring, R2KT droid ring, and a TIE Fighter ring. He creates all styles of rings that cover many different fandoms. Pictured here are three more ornate rings but there are several more Star Wars inspired rings on his Facebook page and Etsy shop in the source links below.


Source: Facebook - Paul Michael Design
Source: Etsy - Paul Michael Design

Farscape film adaptation is officially underway!

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The sci-fi series Farscape, which ran from 1999-2003, had a hardcore following and recently it was being rumored that the show would return in the form of a new movie. Well that rumor just got a jolt of new life from the creator and showrunner of the show, Rockne O'Bannon.

While at WonderCon this weekend, O'Bannon revealed during an interview that the film adaptation was in development however it is still in the very early stages.
"Yeah, yeah it’s the worst kept secret … We’re far from production, but yeah, the first step is Justin working on a script for us,” he said. “We’ll keep our fingers crossed." There is also a rumored storyline that has been going around that some fans may find very interesting.
"Set to follow the awesome comics written by our favorite Keith R.A. DeCandido, the film would follow John and Aeryn's son, D'Argo (or Little D, as we will always refer to him). Because their baby was exhibiting a set of interesting powers that made …

Happy Easter and Passover!

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Happy Easter and Passover
from Realm Beyond Sight!
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

New clip from How To Train Your Dragon 2 features a new viking dragon sport! [video]

A fun new clip has been released for DreamWork's How To Train Your Dragon 2 and it shows you the gang from the first film, who are all a little bit older, competing in a new "Dragon Racing" sport. In this new sport the vikings compete while riding their dragons and score points by throwing sheep into scoring baskets. Similar to the Golden Snitch the magical sport of Quidditch from Harry Potter, there is one particular sheep who is painted black that is worth extra points for the team who scores with it. This looks like a lot of fun. Watch the clip below and let me know what you think of this new sport in the comments.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 will fly into theaters on June 13, 2014.



Source: YouTube - Mega Trailers

Watch the opening cinematic intro to Capcom's Ultra Street Fighter IV! [video]

Check out the new video for the upcoming video game from Capcom, Ultra Street Fighter IV. Watch your favorite fighters from Street Fighter IV as well as some returning fighters from the game's franchise fight it out in the cinematic game intro.

The cinematic intro reuses some of the footage created for Street Fighter IV and mixes in some new footage for the returning players and opted to bring in some new music with a solid beat. Street Fighter games are always a lot of fun and I have no doubt that this game will be as well.



Source: YouTube - GamesHQMedia

Newest Godzilla TV spot shows off the best look at Godzilla to date! [video]

A new TV spot has surfaced for Godzilla and although short it features a truly special moment at the very end. Little by little fans are getting better glimpses of the iconic monster and this TV spot features the best look at Godzilla that has been released. You can see the monster from his waist up as he roars to the skies. The more I see of this film the more it looks like they are going to succeed with a mix of old school Godzilla with modern movie story telling.

Godzilla will smash into theaters on May 16, 2014.



Source: YouTube - Godzilla

Watch Darwyn Cooke's Batman Beyond animated short for Batman's 75th Anniversary! [video]

Last Thursday a sneak peek to a new Batman animated short was revealed  for Batman's 75th Anniversary. Created by Darwyn Cooke this new short is based on the classic Batman cartoon Batman Beyond and features the voices of Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne and Will Friedle as Terry McGinnis / Batman. I wish this short was just a little bit longer but I absolutely loved it and wish Batman Beyond would make a return.




If you had the same reaction as I did, your jaw dropped at the sight of the Batman lineup at the end of the short. What a way to end it. Were you able to name all of the iconic Batman robots? Lets take a look.

From Right to Left:
Beware the Batman
The Batman
Brave and The Bold
Dark Knight Returns
Batman Returns (1992 - Michael Keaton)
Batman (1966 - Adam West)
First Appearance Batman (created by Bob Kane)


Source: io9

First clip for Star Wars Rebels debuts at WonderCon! [video]

Get ready Star Wars Fans! The first clip for the upcoming Star Wars Rebels has been revealed! Executive Producer Dave Filoni and Vanessa Marshall, the voice behind the character Hera, debuted the clip yesterday at WonderCon.
"This special Star Wars Rebels preview clip, which premiered at WonderCon 2014, features an introduction from voice actress Vanessa Marshall and an exciting sequence from the upcoming animated series. Hera, captain of the Ghost, pilots her starship during a battle with two TIE fighters. Chopper delivers a message from Kanan, currently engaging the TIEs in the top turret. The Jedi is apparently displeased with Hera's maneuvering. In response, she takes matters into her own hands..." This show looks like it is going to be a big success and this clip is a lot of fun. Enjoy!




Source: YouTube - Star Wars