6 items from 2014
Feature Ryan Lambie 28 Feb 2014 - 06:46
Here's another selection of crowdfunding projects for your delectation, which this week includes an Inception-inspired board game...
As it turns out, our landlady is a reader of these Crowdfunding Friday posts, and she came round last weekend to find out exactly why we'd erected a cub tent in the front room of the premises. By this point, we'd accidentally set fire to the tent while lighting some joss sticks the night before, leaving a circular burnt patch on the carpet.
Needless to say, the landlady was decidedly unimpressed, and didn't look too kindly on the empty Tizer bottles and packets of biscuits lying around the place either. When she spotted the 1990s-era Game Boy lying on the shattered remains of the sofa, she gave us a look of derision. With a smug look on her face, she reached into her top pocket and »
Growing up in the late 1990s and early part of the 2000s, I was a huge fan of Toonami. The anime block on Cartoon Network introduced me to some of the first TV shows I actively followed such as Gundam Wing, YuYu Hakusho, and most importantly, Dragon Ball Z. While I don’t follow the genre much anymore, I will always have a fondness in my heart for these shows, which is why I was excited to get my hands on Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Z. Sure, I had played the previous Budokai series of titles, but this new installment was promising the fast-paced, over the top brawls that the show is known for.
As mentioned before, Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Z does away with the traditional one on one fighting system that most of the other titles in the franchise have used in favor of a 4 on 4 system. »
- Eric Hall
This weekend is looking particularly amazing for those of you living in (or traveling to) the Dallas area, because this year’s Dallas Comic Con’s Sci-Fi Expo is overflowing with stars of screen and comics. Richard Dreyfuss! Karl Urban! Stephen Amell! Karen Gillan! The Warehouse 13 and Defiance casts! Ian Churchill! Chris Sprouse! And So Many More.
And if you’re lucky, you might even spot SciFi Mafia Senior Managing Editor Lillian Standefer! Details are below, but Please Especially Note this fine print from the official website: Note: We will allow all pre-registered guests to enter the building Before we start ticket sales at the box office. This may delay the box office ticket sales for 30-60 minutes.
Oscar winner, Richard Dreyfuss tops Sci-Fi Expo line-up!
Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss tops a long list of actors and artists appearing at Dallas Comic Con’s Sci-Fi Expo on Feb. 8 & 9 at the Irving Convention Center. »
- Erin Willard
In a January 3rd piece posted over at The Atlantic, Monica Kim ponders if Shinichiro Watanabe's latest series Space Dandy can help anime garner some “well-deserved critical consideration.”It's a rather lengthy, in-depth, and well-researched article on the topic of anime series and they're place in popular Japanese culture. Yet Kim hits on the fact that plenty of anime isn't taken as seriously in the west as perhaps it should:Critical focus, however, has stayed largely on feature films, while anime - referring specifically to Japanese animated television series - has not earned the same kind of respect. An animator like Daisuke Nishio, for example, who directed the hit Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z series, is not considered an artist like Miyazaki, whose drawings have been displayed in museums in Paris.There are plenty of reasons for this but Kim remarks that the commercial success of anime (reportedly worth »
- Charles Kenny
Sony has pulled back the curtain on this week’s PlayStation Plus update, revealing two new titles that subscribers will be able to download for free as part of the Instant Game Collection.
On the PS3, PlayStation Plus members can grab last year’s Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, which has players simultaneously control two (wait for it…) brothers “as they set out to find a cure for their dying father.” The Ps Vita will also get a bit of Igc-lovin this week with the classic “Worms” gameplay of Worms: Battle Island.
Speaking of the Vita, tomorrow’s Ps Store update will kick off the new Ps Vita Play 2014 discount program. Over the course of the next four weeks PlayStation Plus members will be able to grab 20% off the following Vita titles during their respective launch weeks:
Title Launch Week Ps Plus Launch Price Regular Price OlliOlli (1/21) 1/21 – 1/27 $10.39 $12.99 Dragon Ball Z »
- Justin Alderman
During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, ABC aired a new teaser for its upcoming "Resurrection," and in case you missed it, we have a look at it right here. The show rises on Sunday, March 9th.
The people of Arcadia, Missouri, are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there.
Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia; and an Immigration agent, Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Harold (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Garland (Frances Fisher), who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. »
- Debi Moore
6 items from 2014
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