Friday, March 6, 2015

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Apparently Wolfenstein: The New Order was a great success. (no surprise there, really)

Bethesda just announced they are going to revisit the franchise already! In an "expansion pack" of sorts....


The game is called Wolfenstein: The Old Blood.

And it will actually be a standalone prequel of sorts. It's expected as a 2-parter digital release on May 5, only for "next gen" systems (PS4, Xbox One and PC). (I suppose it's gonna be this generation's "gimmick", heh?) Will a retail disc release follow later on? No idea...

MachineGames is developing it (remember, id's supposedly focused on Doom 4). This episode will actually act as a throwback to where the modern series started, meaning revisiting and referencing locations from Return to Castle Wolfenstein. And unlike the alternate history of New Order, this will take us back to 1946 this time.
"Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, sees Blazkowicz busting back into the classic Castle Wolfenstein and going head-to-head with a “maniacal prison warden” in order to discover the coordinates of General Deathshead’s compound. "
"Part two, The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs, sees Blazkowicz’s mission lead him to the city of Wulfburg where an “obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.” "
Very Return to Castle Wolfenstein-ysh!



Loving the pulp vibe from it!

The game is expected to make a first appearance at PAX this year.

Source: ign.

#Gaming NEWS! New Rollercoaster Tycoon trailer is out... looks like sh!t

As a long time old school fan of the original Rollercoaster Tycoon - spent so many hours on that game.. - I wasn't exactly expecting but curiout about the new game from Atari. I skipped all the previous sequels, but the idea of a new episode nowadays sounded fun. Why not?

And then they released the trailer for this upcoming RollerCoaster Tycoon World... and... just look:



"Hey, it starts out fine. It looks decent, I don't g..."

*cg-rendered cutscenes ends, gameplay begins*

"OH. MY. GOOOOOOOOD!!"

Am I the only that thinks the classic RcT games looked much better than this? Looks like some fanmade crappy mod...?!

#AwesomeCosplay Pics of the day: Bedf

While it seems we've all been waiting forever for new Venture Bros. episodes, here's some epic cosplayers to help us wait in the meantime:




I love the Monarch and the Triana cosplayer!!

They all look epic!! But that Helper-bot is absolutely my favorite in there!!!

Source: Courtesy from MaiSheriCostumes (Triana). Photographer: Pxlbarrel

Thursday, March 5, 2015

#DeletedScene - Alien: Isolation original pitch

Courtesy from destructoid, we can now have a look at Creative Assembly's original pitch for Alien: Isolation!

These videos were showed part of a panel at GDC.

This first one is the original pitch video they made to sell the project to Sega (and Fox):



Already you could see the unique potential to go back to the original Alien 1, unlike most games based around the premise of James Cameron's second episode. Plus they were able to show the Alien could still be pretty impressive and scary! (The actual game would cut the whole Facehugger-infestation on the ship-thing)

What is more surprising is that the game apparently was going to be played in third person!

That's right, much in the same veign as other survival horror classics such as Resident Evil 4 or Dead Space.



I'm glad they went for the first person view ultimately, the over the should perspective always gives a more action-oriented tone. Plus having the view limited to what you see really helps puts you into this adventure/isolated spaceship.

#Kickstarter News! Toejam and Earl are Back in the Groove!

This recent new kickstarter is funky enough to have my attention!

The creators behind the original Toejam and Earl were apparently able to get the rights behind their ip from Sega! And they quickly launched what they've been trying to do for ages - Make a new Toejam and Earl!

Only since this won't get much attention from most of the mainstream audience, they're going through Kickstarter to make it a reality!



Check out their other videos over there!

It's a return to form after a platformer sequel they never wanted to do much, and a decent if underrated 3D episode on the Dreamcast that went back to the original formula.

This new episode is going full on retro and 2-D animated. I'm also loving the fantastic 90s vibe this is already giving.

Can't wait to see how things turn out!

#Animals - The Silky anteater

From "Life on Earth":


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

#Mega64 - D4 "DARK DREAMS DON'T DIE"

Alright, now I really want to play D4 even more than before...



My new favorite video from the crew at Mega64.

#TV News! iZombie trailer

I really feared the CW's adapation of the Vertigo Comics series by Mike Allred, iZombie, since it was a cult favorite of mine (even if it seems not a lot of people have read it). They announced the series would be adapted into a procedural show, with obligatory added teen drama and cheese.

But it might just be fun enough. It will supervised by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas. Check it out:



Sounds fun! And not that far off actually. Hopefully they will expand the mythos like the comic did.

It's expected to premiere on March 17th.

#Anime NEWS! New new DBZ movie

Listen TOEI, as huge a Dragon Ball nerd I was growing up, back in the daym you guys need to slow down pumping out this new DBZ material. I mean, the series was finished for so many decades. It felt complete. And was simply over.

And now it's not feeling "special" anymore, what with all these new specials, OVAs, and now movies!

Anyways - here's the trailer for Dragonball Z - Fukkatsu no F (aka "F Is for Resurrection"). Check it out:



I like the idea of a full scale war/attack on Earth by these alien foes, but I dunno.. not feeling it. The continuity from the last movie in which Songoku fought "God" basically, is nice though.

...And did Freezer (I refuse to call him Frieza...) just turn super saiyan there?? Woah, wait a minute...!!

(Also I noticed a ton of American fanboys complaining about the Japanese dub online.. what's up with that? Listen, guys, you got Dragon Ball, like, really late on and your complete change of the score basically ruined the series in my eyes.. and you still complain about the original voice acring?? That's like me complaining that the original voices of the actors on Lost is inferior to the French dub! blah...)

Source: Kotaku