Monthly Archives: December 2013

MARIO KART 8 Announced for the WiiU! FINALLY!

By: Von Jared Omo

WHOO! I’m as giddy as a little Asian school girl right now. Why? Because Nintendo just announced MARIO KART 8 for the WiiU! It’s about time! I can’t wait to experience all that violent go-kart racing in HD 1080 graphics! What? Don’t remember? Mario Kart Wii only pushed it to 720p. And based on what I saw on the trailer, it’s going to be one hell of a ride! Check out the trailer below!

Source: YouTube

Paul Rudd is Marvel’s ANT-MAN!

By: Von Jared Omo

AntMan

Well, that escalated quickly! The last I heard about the “Ant-Man” casting was that Paul Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were going at it to see who would take the coveted spot. It seems that because JGL has now accepted to be a part of Warner Bros.’ SANDMAN, Paul Rudd will not be “Ant-Man”. It would be awesome to see how Rudd takes on the role. I’ve seen his work on “Our Idiot Brother” and it seems Rudd can showcase his emotional side when he’s not in his comedic mode. I’m not going to jump the gun and say he won’t do a good job. I think people have done that enough with Ledger and his portrayal of the Joker or even Hathaway’s take on Catwoman. You just don’t know how it’s going to be until you actually watch the movie! So, here’s to you Paul Rudd! Make us proud! Let PHASE 3 commence!

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/marvel-finds-ant-man-paul-666812

The Legend of Zelda + Dynasty Warriors = HYRULE WARRIORS for the WiiU!

By: Von Jared Omo

WHOA. Seriously? Nintendo released some pretty interesting surprises today. One of which was HYRULE WARRIORS for the WiiU which is slated for a 2014 release. From the trailer, it looks pretty intense and fun! But, the only thing I’m concerned about is the repetitiveness of the game, which was one of the reasons why I lost interest in the Dynasty Warriors franchise (you can say it, you hate me. I don’t mind!). Either way, check out the trailer below and see the gameplay for yourself!

PS. The title isn’t final, either! “Hyrule Warriors” has a pretty good ring to it, but maybe they can come up with something more epic! (Like HYRULE LEGENDS…right?!). Bee-tee-dub, am I the only one feeling the soundtrack?! It sounds frickin’ awesome!

Source: YouTube

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Trailer is Released!

By: Von Jared Omo

“Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!” The new trailer for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES¬† was released today and it looked a little…bananas. Seriously. No pun intended. Alright. Maybe a little. It doesn’t show much, except for cities laying in ruins and Gary Oldman (Yes, Commissioner Gordon) seems to be the leader of the human resistance trying to take back humanity from the apes. Sounds like an awesome premise. I can’t tell if the last shot of Caesar in this trailer is really an ape or CGI. Yes, that’s how good the CGI looks (if it really IS CGI). Take a look for yourself and be amazed!

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is set to be released in July 2014.

Source: YouTube

THE BEAST IS BACK! Check out the NEW TEASER TRAILER for 2014’s GODZILLA!

By: Von Jared Omo

Yup! The King of BEASTS is back! And he looks damn righteous. This version of Godzilla is the one I remembered seeing growing up in black and white from when my older relatives would slap it on the VCR and the TV with the knobs to change channels. It’s got Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Total Recall, Batman: Year One), and Ken Wantanabe (Inception, The Last Samurai) to name a few of the cast members. It’s just a teaser trailer, but at least we get to see a brief look at the monster itself, GODZILLA!

GODZILLA is set for a May 2014 release date.

Source: http://www.godzillamovie.com, YOUTUBE.

Panda Discussion: Will the Sinister Six Be Revealed in Amazing Spider-Man 2?

By: Von Jared Omo

The trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released today, and let me tell ya…DAMN! So many Easter eggs were in that trailer that I don’t even know where to begin! BUT! Let’s start with the topic that’s on everyone’s mind…WHERE’S THE SINISTER 6?!

For those of you who don’t know (and I’m pretty sure you should if you’re a Spider-Man fan!) the Sinister 6 comprises of 6 (DUH!) of Spider-Man’s enemies. Basically, think of it like a really evil, powerful boy band hellbent on Spider-Man’s destruction. You got that image? OK, good. Now, we can start. Throughout the years, members of the Sinister 6 changed, but the 5 most prevalent members included over the years were the Goblin, Rhino, Doc Oct, Vulture, and Electro. The 6th member of the group were among the likes of Kraven, the Chameleon, Sandman, and even VENOM (Getting excited yet? You should be!). So, where’s the evidence to back up my opinion that we MAY see the formation of the Sinister 6 in the new Spider movie? Check out the screenshot below.

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Do those two weapons/gadgets look familiar? Because it’s none other than Vulture’s wings and Doc Oct’s arms! There’s 2 of the 6 right there, and if you take into account the 3 main villains of the movie, which are Rhino, Goblin, and Electro, you’ve got 5 out of 6! So, who do you think will be the 6th Sinister? Kraven? Sandman? VENOM!? We’ll just have to wait and see! And another thing that teases the formation of the Sinister 6 is the opening of the 6 doors all at once (as seen in the screenshot below). WE NEED MORE!

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Do you guys want to see Spidey smash the Sinister 6?! I do, too! This movie cannot come out soon enough! Let’s go!

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Released!

By: Von Jared Omo

It’s finally here! The premiere trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2! And it doesn’t disappoint!! Check it out!! Do you even need a reason? Well, the trailer gives you 6…and they’re all sinister!

Panda Deal of the Week 12/1 – 12/7: Just Dance 2014, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and Batman: Arkham Origins ON SALE on GROUPON!!

By: Von Jared Omo

I have friends who go on Groupon… A LOT. They search for the perfect deal for the perfect price. They search for deals on cruises, massages, or anything that involves getting pampered. As for me? Well, I go for the usual…electronics and video games. Anything and everything that can contribute to my ever growing collection! So, here’s some of the deals I found this week that is sure to tickle your pickle. SERIOUSLY. And yes, these deals can be found on Groupon! I bought my copy of BIOSHOCK INFINITE on Groupon last week for $25! It was a steal!

JUST DANCE 2014
360 and PS3: $29.99 ($36 on AMAZON)
Wii: SOLD OUT

ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES
360 and PS3: $9.99 (WHOA! $18 for 360 and $20 for PS3 on AMAZON)

BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS
360 and PS3: $44.99 ($50 on AMAZON)
WiiU: $34.99 ($45 on AMAZON)

Batarang Wireless Controller for PS3: $19.99  ($21.99 on AMAZON)

GROUPON has more deals on some more games, but these were the one that I felt were more Buzzworthy. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Groupon right now and score these suckers for a steal!

Source: Groupon

GAL GADOT Casted As WONDER WOMAN in new SUPERMAN/BATMAN Movie!

By: Von Jared Omo

Gal Gadot

Well, that news came out of no where, huh? The last bit of news that I heard about the new Superman/Batman movie was about Kevin Smith losing his mind over the new Batsuit and how Affleck looked in it and that Affleck was going to put his own spin/portrayal of Batman that no one has ever seen before…or something along those lines. Call me a skeptic, but I won’t make any expectations for this movie until the trailer is released or some pictures pop up all over the internet that give me some sort of idea of what direction this movie is going. HOWEVER, I’m a little surprised that not only is WONDER WOMAN going to be in the new movie, but that they chose GAL GADOT. And here’s why…

Now, just because I’m surprised, that doesn’t mean that it’s negative. It just caught me off guard. I didn’t even know they were thinking about putting Wonder Woman in this film! But, I have an idea of where this might lead to…and I’ll get to that later. BUT FIRST! Let’s talk about Gal Gadot and her being cast as Wonder Woman. First, she’s gorgeous. There’s no denying that she has a beautiful face. However, her body appears to be a little too petite/slim to play the Wonder Woman role. If you haven’t seen her or don’t recognize her, she plays Han’s girlfriend in Fast and Furious 4, 5, and 6. She does have some experience with action movies and in one of her interviews I’ve seen, she does like to do as much of her own stunts as possibly. She sounds like an adrenaline junkie! This characteristic may actually help her in her portrayal of Wonder Woman! IF she puts on some more muscle for Wonder Woman, she might just actually pull this off!

Now, referring back to what I said that this might lead to. This movie could quite possibly lead to the formation of the TRINITY or even the JUSTICE LEAGUE! DC is definitely taking a different route with their movies and it’s going to be interesting in seeing what they have planned up their sleeves!

If you’d like to know some fun facts about Gal Gadot, click on the source link below!

Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-five-things-wonder-woman-gal-gadot-20131204,0,1145353.story