January 2009

Final Fantasy 13, Now With Gameplay Footage


I was already impressed with the FFXIII imagery that we had seen in the previous trailers, but now that we have some game play footage to gawk at, I require new pants. Many new pants.

This will probably have to be an after-erfworld purchase. I have found that it’s impossible to come back to playing a Final Fantasy game after you’ve put it down for a few months because you forget just what the hell you were doing. Gotta finish em within a few sessions or you’re stuck. So, after Book 1 is all set, I’m gonna pick this up and stare drooling at my tele for a while. Without pants on, of course.

Soundwave Rises From the Fallen


Remember in the Transformers cartoon that Soundwave transformed into this awesome 80’s ghetto blaster? Yeah. Well, that’s way too retro for Michael Bay. So for the Transformers sequel, Rise of the Fallen, Soundwave transforms into a… um… clawing doom jet of clawy doom?

Of course, this is Soundwave’s Cybertronian form. You’ll recall that Optimus Prime’s Cybertronian form looked like a giant metal sperm before he got pimped out at West Coast Customs as a big rig. So there’s no telling what Soundwave’s pimped out ride form will be or even if he’ll get one. Or if I’ll even watch this.

Who am I kidding. I’m fucking watching this. Grudgingly. *sob*

[Via Empire]

Brown Faced Avatar

Black Face

Jackson Rathbone of Twilight fame will star as Sokka in the live action travesty of The Last Airbender. While in the cartoon Sokka appears to be of at least Inuit descent with a nice healthy brown hue, Mr. Rathbone is as pale as they come. Perfect for emo vampire. Not so for Water Tribe warrior. What does Rathbone have to say of the casting controversy? And I quoteth:

I think it’s one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan. It’s one of those things where, hopefully, the audience will suspend disbelief a little bit.

Avatar Facepalm
image from AvatarSpirit.net

Excuse me? A tan? That’s all you’ll fucking need? You dumb fuck stick.

If you don’t have anything intelligent to say, shut your face. Certainly don’t say anything that can be misconstrued as racial insensitivity. I’m sure Rathbone isn’t racist. But that’s the dumbest fucking thing I’ve heard in a good long while. I swear, the more news that comes out about this thing, the worse it gets!

Boycott on.

[Via MTV]

Sex With Veggies!

You will not see this Super Bowl ad this Sunday because it was deemed far too tasty for the general public. So PETA has graciously decided to share it online. Thank you PETA. I’m going to go home now and have mouth sex with veggies?

I think the message is getting lost in between the boobs here.

Ninjas Love Pirates

I was asked to do the program cover art for Katsucon 15 so I thought I’d do a Valentine’s Day theme. I might do some prints of this if I get permission. I really like the robot and the kaiju holding hands. I may have to do more with those two. I’ve got a higher res version over at my CG Society account if you’d like to see it.

Yatterman Live Action Movie

AZM Ally Mike Dent sent along this trailer for the live action Yatterman movie. I don’t know what a Yatterman is, but this looks so fun! Yattah!

[Via Yatterman Movie]

Dawn Treader Docks at Fox


One month after Disney kicked Narnia’s Dawn Treader out of port, the property has landed at Fox. Voyage of the Dawn Treader will begin filming at the end of this summer for a holiday 2010 release date. I expect the lead kids will return to reprise their roles. As much as I didn’t want to see Prince Caspian, I think the series would suffer greatly if they recast.

Fox’s recent lawsuit over Watchmen doesn’t make them geek friendly. But the core audience for Narnia doesn’t seem to be all that geeky. I wonder, is this new life for the franchise or the kiss of death?

[Via Variety]

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