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The official title of the Batman vs Superman movie will be "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice." Really weird how they are going with "V" instead of "vs." The only time I've seen that is in court cases. So, is Batman taking Superman to court for all of the damages he did to the city in Man of Steel. And course, we all know what the "Dawn of Justice" part is hinting at. If this movie turns out well, I'll be hype to see what comes next.

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"There is no God, only Castiel!"
-Some girl I don't know in the Supernatural season Finale
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The gay marriage ban in my state of Pennsylavania has been overturned. Now, if Gov. Tom Corbett does not appeal the ruling, PA will become the 19th state to have marriage equality. FUCK YEAH FOR PROGRESS!!

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Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy, a new trailer for the movie was released today. If stars Zoe Saldana (Avatar) as Gamora the assassin, Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, Chris Pratt (Her, Zero Dark Thirty) as Star Lord, and Vin Disel (Fast & Furious Movies, the voice of the Iron Giant) as Groot the tree guy.

@taichokage said:

Oh and Star Wars Episode VII!

Woot! I can't wait to see how this movie will turn out. Did you see the first image from the set? Looks like the movie might take place on Tatooine if that picture is any indication of anything.

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@takashichea:

I must have been out of the loop. I didn't know that Zelda had a new game.

At this pint, this new Zelda for the Wii U is highly speculative. We don't know for sure if it exist, but people have been wanting a next gen Zelda game since they saw this video.

Still waiting on Kingdom Hearts 3.

I've been waiting nearly a decade for this game and all this waiting has burned me out of the series.

I found some more information on what could be appearing at E3. Please note that all of this is speculative and is not final.

Sony

  • Destiny – gameplay (PS4)
  • DriveClub – Trailer (PS4)
  • God of War 4 – CGI (PS4)
  • Indie Games – Trailer (PS3/PS4/Vita)
  • inFamous: Second Son – DLC/gameplay (PS4)
  • The Order: 1886 – gameplay (PS4)
  • Uncharted 4: The Sunken Blade – tech demo (PS4)
  • Watch_Dogs – gameplay (PS4)

Microsoft

  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 – gameplay (One)
  • DirectX 12 – Trailer (One)
  • Fable Legends – gameplay (One)
  • Forza Horizon 2 – gameplay (One)
  • Gears of War 4 – gameplay (One)
  • Halo 5 – tech demo (One)
  • Kinect TV & Shows – Trailer (One)
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – gameplay (One)
  • Quantum Break – gameplay (One)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront III – gameplay (One)
  • Titanfall DLC/gameplay (One)

Nintendo

Although Nintendo doesn’t have a pre-E3 conference this year (just a special Nintendo Direct) the listing for their stand on the show floor is perhaps the most interesting of the supposed revelations.

Bayonetta 2 (Wii U), Hyrule Warriors (Wii U), Mario Kart 8 (Wii U), Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS), Sonic Boom (3DS/Wii U), Super Smash Bros. U (Wii U), Super Smash Bros. 3D (3DS), and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS) are all as you’d expected, even though that’s not what Nintendo are calling the Smash Bros. games at the moment.

But Xenogears: Origins (Wii U) seems an extremely unlikely name for Monolith Soft’s follow-up to Xenoblade Chronicles, considering Xenogears was published by Square Enix and the name almost certainly still belongs to them.

Pokkén Fighters (Wii U) is a regurgitation of a fan rumour of a Pokémon fighting game by the makers of Tekken, while Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night 2 (3DS) seems highly improbable given the commercial failure of 3DS game Mirror Of Fate.

A new Zelda game is of course widely rumoured to be coming to E3 and the name The Legend Of Zelda: Shard Of Nightmare (Wii U) seems believable enough, but given the rest of the list we don’t think there’s any insider knowledge at work with any of this.

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@Supreme Marvel: Ah, I see. No wonder why you got bored.

Godzilla is the king of the Monsters. Now he is king of the box office. People really wanted to see Godzilla because the movie earned $38 million dollars on Friday and the movie is set to earn $98 million for the weekend. This is huge because that number is not factoring the money made from the overseas market which amounts to $43 million. To put this into perspective, Pacific Rim, during its 14 week run, only made 101.8 million dollars in the United States. So, with $98 million dollars, Godzilla is more than halfway there to making up for its $160 million dollar production budget.

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@Supreme Marvel: Which ones were you watching?

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@Bigheart711: @takashichea:

It's almost the end of May, so you guys know what that means. It's time for the E3 convention. Last year, the convention was momentous with the introduction of Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. And this year things are only heating up. As you may remember, Microsoft's last E3 was a PR nightmare that cost them big time in start up momentum. Since then, Microsoft has been making a series of policy changes in order to make up with the gaming community. But even then, Sony is beating Microsoft in the console race in terms of sales. This will be a particularly important E3 for both companies. Sony wants to extend their lead and Microsoft wants to catch up and perhaps surpass Sony. Nintendo, on the other hand, is hoping to promote their WII U, which has been having some marketing problems. According to Nintendo, most people have trouble telling the difference between a Wii and a Wii U, believing the Wii U to be an $300 accessory to the Wii. Like last year, they will not be attending E3 but hosting their event online.

So, what do you guys want to see at E3?

Confirmed Games at E3

  • Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
  • Far Cry 4 (Multiplatform)
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity (Multiplatform)
  • Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (Multiplatform)
  • Destiny (Multiplatform)
  • Deep Down (PS4)
  • Madden 2015 (Multiplatform)

Rumored Games that might appear at E3

  • Zelda: Shard of Nightmare for the Wii U
  • Grand Theft Auto (PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (Multiplatform)
  • The Last of Us HD/ The Last of Us 2 (PS3/PS4)
  • Uncharted 4 (PS4)
  • Project Beast (???)
  • H1Z1 (PC)

Schedule

June 9

ConferenceTime
Microsoft "Xbox: Game On" Press Conference Livestream9:30 a.m. PST/12:30 p.m. EST
Electronic Arts "EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview" Press Conference Livestream12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST
Ubisoft Press Conference Livestream3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST
Sony Press Conference Livestream6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST

June 10th

ConferenceTime
Nintendo "Digital Event"9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST (Nintendo will also stream game demos from the E3 2014 showfloor via their "Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3" livestream)

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Since Star Wars Rebels is coming out and there are plans to have a Star Wars movie every year, I was wondering if anyone wanted to have a Star Wars Club. Anyone want to join?

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@takashichea: If battling was a main feature, why wasn't it mentioned in the Nintendo Direct video?

Just look at the table of contents for the video, there's no mention of the battle system

Published on Apr 30, 2014

  • 01:52 Defying Gravity
  • 06:56 Mario Kart Through the Ages I
  • 07:20 Mario Kart Customization
  • 10:53 New Challengers
  • 12:36 Mario Kart Through the Ages II
  • 13:02 New Items
  • 16:42 Karts vs. Bikes: The Test of Time
  • 21:12 Mario art Through the Ages III
  • 21:38 News @ 8: Online Racing, Host Your Own Tournaments, Ghosts from Around the World, Mario Kart TV
  • 25:20 Music Kart
  • 28:12 Mario Kart Through the Ages IV
  • 28:35 Live from Mario Kart Stadium
  • 31:13 Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Offer
  • 32:12 Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle
  • 33:04 New Mario Kart 8 Trailer
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@Bigheart711 said:

@Acura_Max: Looks like I chose the right game to preorder, then! :D

@takashichea: Most of the Battle Modes aren't as fun as the grand prix levels in Mario Kart. I thought the reviews would be revealed next week, however.

Bigheart is right. You really don't come to Mario Kart to battle. That's kind of like a side dish to the main dish, which is racing.

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@takashichea: Rob Orci is perhaps one of the worst screenwriters ever. Some may argue that he is good because he wrote the screenplay for the Star Trek reboot movie, but I argue that JJ Abrams had more control over that project. Now, when Orci has more control over his project, you get stuff like Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers, and The Island. All of which are not great. There is also a feeling that his scripts pander more to the movie studios. And let's not forget that he wrote the script for Transformers 2. Yeah, the script was written in only 2 weeks, but you don't need 2 weeks to know that robot scrotum is not funny.

Also, Orci is a bit of a jerk. Take a look at the comments he gave when fans said that Star Trek into Darkness was bad:

Having said that, two biggest Star Treks in a row with best reviews is hardly a description of “broken.” And frankly, your tone and attidude make it hard for me to listen to what might otherwise be decent notions to pursue in the future. As I love to say, there is a reason why I get to write the movies, and you don’t.
STID has infinetly [sic] more social commentary than Raiders [of the lost ark] in every Universe, and I say that with Harrison Ford being a friend. You lose credibility big time when you don’t honestly engage with the FUCKING WRITER OF THE MOVIE ASKING YOU AN HONEST QUESTION. You prove the cliche of shitty fans. And rude in the process. So, as Simon Pegg would say: FUCK OFF!

When Ocri is talking about the social commentary in Star Trek Into Darkness, he is talking about the movie's commentary on 9/11. Allegedly, the movie's message is that perhaps the 9/11 attacks were allowed to happen by the US government in order to go to war with Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries. It's pretty dumb.

Now enough with that. Let's talk about Supernatural. The spin-off, Supernatural: Bloodlines, may be gone, but there is word that CW is not giving up on a spin-off. According to the Hollywood Reporter, CW will try once more to get a spin-off done in season 10, which will air in the fall. So, yay for them.

Taka said: I thought I was watching the final episode of Supernatural this week. Man, it was a good episode. I might watch Arrow's Finale even though I haven't even watch the series at all. I saw Slade and Flash. I fell in love.

I bet you can't wait for the real saeason finale next week then =P

And the Flash is getting his own spin-off series too. I wonder how this will turn out.

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@takashichea said:

@Acura_Max:

Marketing strategy then. Make a good trailer and nabs your buyers. I was caught by them again, but I don't really buy a lot of games last year.

And that's why you never trust trailers. It's always better to listen to word of mouth and reviews.

Speaking of reviews, here's the review round up for Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart 8 Review Round up

Shacknews -- 8/10

"Although Mario Kart is on its eighth game across 22 years and eight consoles, this entry doesn't feel like it’s content to retread old ground. Instead, it shows how Nintendo can put its experience, even with some dips in quality, to use making a standout game. With the addition of new visual capabilities, stellar track design, and a continued slow march toward modern online functionality, this is the best the series has been since the GameCube era. If Mario Kart 8 is showing its age, it's a spry octogenarian if I ever saw one." [Full review]

GameSpot -- 8/10

"Nintendo has done an admirable job of keeping Mario Kart relevant. How many franchises can you think of that have remained in top form for more than two decades? Not too many. I do admit that my first impression of Mario Kart 8 was pretty close to a yawn. Mario Kart is one of my favorite franchises, but it's hard to get excited for the same old thing. But the more I played, the more I appreciated the many small changes, and grew to love my time in the Mushroom Kingdom. And now that yawn has changed to a shout of joy. It's more Mario Kart! I'm happy Nintendo still understands what makes this series so darn fun." [Full review]

GameTrailers -- 8.6/10

"Not everything is perfect, but Mario Kart 8's stellar visuals, tight controls, and improved online experience make it a great racing game that embraces Nintendo's lighthearted nature. It’s still one of the best in the business when it comes to multiplayer experiences, something we've all come to expect from the Mario Kart series. The overall high quality of the game is so impressive that it doesn't really matter that much that the zero-gravity gimmick barely adds anything that's truly new. Next time around, though, Nintendo might need to come up with new tricks if it hopes to keep us coming back for more." [Full review]

IGN -- 9/10

"Mario Kart 8 is the best kart racing game Nintendo has made in a long time. It strikes a careful balance between refining old ideas while introducing fresh new ones. Admittedly, its gorgeous graphics and jazzy orchestrated soundtrack bolster its presentation, but you're getting a lot more than just looks with this one-- although I spent an awful lot of time gawking at the details in slow-motion, the fast and furious pace of racing with friends both locally and online is what really kept me coming back." [Full review]

Polygon -- 9/10

"It doesn't bring massive innovations to the formula, but it's overflowing in that Nintendo magic that makes it so easy to forget about minor shortcomings. Its gorgeous looks and tightly developed sense of speed ensured that I was never left unhappy after a race, even when I blew it and came in near the end. What more could I ask for than a game that keeps me smiling even when I lose?" [Full review]

USA Today -- 4/4

"There's a reason millions of video game players have invested in Mario Kart. It's a satisfying social racing game, highly enjoyable regardless whether you play solo or with friends." [Full review]

Eurogamer -- 10/10

"Video game players are familiar with the law of diminishing returns. Even as new entries in a series tirelessly improve upon their predecessors, our interest nevertheless wanes; with games, improved is somehow less exciting than new. Mario Kart 8 is a rare thing, then: the best entry in a series and the most exciting yet." [Full review]

Destructoid -- 9/10

"Mario Kart 8 is my favorite series entry since Double Dash, and if it gets arena battle tracks at some point by way of DLC, it will be a near-perfect package. Its vibrant visuals will hold up for years to come, ensuring that the game will withstand the test of time, and it will be a staple in my household for a long, long while." [Full review]

Credits to Gamespot for doing all the heavy lifting.

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@takashichea: That Spiderman game may look fun, but reviews have been saying that it is quite bad. Metacritic has the game currently at 49 out of 100, which is especially bad since no one usually buys a game with a score less than 70.

So, anyone hype for the new Mario Kart 8?

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@takashichea: Speaking of Supernatural, last week, there was news that CW was not very happy with the Bloodlines episode. So, they're canceling the spin-off, Supernatural: Bloodlines, for now. I've heard rumors that it might bring the spin-off back in season 10, but we will have to see.

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The first image of the 5th season is out. This time, it looks like Rick is trying to sneak out of the container. Though the image is official, there is no concrete proof that this is a moment that will use in the episode. So, we will have to wait until the premiere to see if Rick and the others will be chewed out by the Cannibals.

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@takashichea: @Bigheart711: @GokaiRed:

Breaking News

Microsoft has announced that you can now buy an Xbox WITHOUT a kinect starting June 9. And because of that, the Xbox without the kinect will sell for $399.99. Microsoft has also announced that you will no longer need to have a gold membership to access basic apps such as Netflix. They will also be expanding the free games program in their gold membership: Dark Souls, Charlie Murder, andSuper Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be available next month on Xbox 360, while Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assaultbecome available on Xbox One for gold members.

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This is what the new Batman and Batmobile will look like in the new Batman Vs Superman. Source

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