We don’t know much about Star Wars: Episode VII so far. We know J.J. Abrams is directing a script from Oscar-winning screenwriter and Star Wars fan Michael Arndt. We also know Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill will return in some capacity. Now Latino Review is reporting on at least one potential star who would be new to the franchise: Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
It is not shaping up to be a great year for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Nintendo is skipping it in favor of Best Buy. 2K is just straight up skipping it altogether, which means Grand Theft Auto V ain’t showing. And the Ouya, a console with some tough reviews and an upcoming major launch at retail, has just announced it will be attending… in a parking lot across the street. Read the rest of this entry »
Are you tired of “sci-fi” movies that are basically just action flicks with lasers and spacecraft instead of bullets and cars? Looking for something, I dunno, a little harder? Don’t be ashamed, a lot of us nerds are. Well, it looks like the upcoming Europa Report may satisfy your hard sci-fi yearnings.
The movie, about a manned mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa looks to take a fairly grounded, realistic approach to space travel. Well, until the astronauts encounter some kind of alien monsters under Europa’s ice, at which case I’m betting realism probably gives way to a lot of screaming, running and dying.
Hit the jump for the first full-length trailer for Europa Report…
It’s time once again for our Friday comics cosplay feature, casting the spotlight on the best comics related costumery from the cosplay community. As always, we’re focusing on those cosplayers who we think deserve special recognition for their hard work creating the best costumes, whatever their budget, and also the work of those photographers who capture them for posterity.
This week we’re featuring some awesome cosplay of Juggernaut, Black Canary, Ant-Man, Harley Quinn, Deadpool, Poison Ivy, Batman, Pixie, Judge Dredd, Jean Grey, Guy Garner and Kyle Rayner!
Gamma Squad is committed to giving a voice to the cosplay community that thrives in communities like our friends at TheSuperheroCostumingForum.com. Each week we aim to spotlight our favorite costumes and, in addition, we also host a regular cosplay contest, with the results forming a special theme week. We invite all cosplayers, costumers and photographers to submit pictures of their work that relates to the theme (or any cosplay in general!) to our Flickr group to be considered. We’ll then pick our top choices and post them on Gamma Squad for the adoration of all.
Our current theme is:
For now, enjoy this week’s selection!
Good afternoon you princes of Maine, you kings of New England, you stalkers of Grant Morrison. Here are all the mashup and parody videos I didn’t get a chance to cover, thrown in your face like you’re Jodie Foster working for the FBI.
In the offing for today:
Nintendo has a pretty serious problem on its hands: The Wii is outselling the Wii U, and the Wii isn’t selling that well. The public doesn’t understand what the Wii U is or why they should buy one. So Nintendo is doing something that’s… actually really sensible and a great idea: They’re teaming up with Best Buy to put unreleased games into stores for you to try out. Read the rest of this entry »
Nintendo held another one of its Nintendo Direct presentations this morning and, well, I’m not entirely sure why. They didn’t exactly have a ton of information to impart. That said, there were still a few tidbits that should be of interest to Nintendo fanatics, so hit the jump for a rundown and some new trailers/game footage…
When you speak to Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson, the one thing that pops out about them the most is what great friends they are. Over the course of a long, freewheeling chat, Busiek and Anderson teased each other, made each other laugh, and communicated, above all, a real sense of friendship and genuine pleasure in their work. And you can tell they’re glad to get Astro City back in front of readers. We asked them about the process, and why the book went so suddenly on hiatus. Read the rest of this entry »