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Author Archive for: ‘Chris Richardson’

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer Takes Us Back To Middle Earth

Say what you will about Peter Jackson’s decision to take a 310-page book and turn it into a three-part, almost nine-hour excursion that’s being released over the course of three holiday movie seasons, but the fact remains, his gift for visual spectacle remains strong. That much is certain after watching the two-plus minute trailer for the upcoming second installment, The …

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Wonder Woman Fan Film Succeeds Where DC, Warner Brothers Fail

Whenever the subject of a Wonder Woman movie or TV show is discussed with those behind bringing DC’s heroes to the live-action screen, words like “tricky” and “getting her right” are often used, and meanwhile, fans are left, well, wondering where the hell their Wonder Woman live action content is. Thankfully, some fan films have come along to fill the …

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Battlefield 4 Open Beta Is Now Available For Preloading

The holiday shopping season is a time to shine for the video game industry, especially 2013. Because of the overwhelming hubbub generated by such things as releases as GTA V and the impending launch of the Xbox One and the PS4, it’s important to stand out as much as possible, even if you have a well known commodity. Generating any …

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Assassin’s Creed 4 Gets A New Trailer, Confirms Launch Days

With Ubisoft’s commitment to delivering a new Assassin’s Creed title every year, you can expect these kinds of updates for the foreseeable future. They usually start around the annual E3 and continue up until the holiday shopping season officially begins. This year, however, Ubisoft has a litle more work to do, because they are releasing Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag …

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Breaking Bad Finale Already Breaking Online Piracy Records

As the Internet went wild watching the final moments of Walter White’s existence in the land of television–an existence that will no doubt live on in streaming reruns–folks who didn’t have access to the episode made sure they didn’t have to wait long to find out how the show ended. Naturally, the content acquisition method of choice for the Breaking …

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Grand Theft Auto V Mythbusters Searches For The Truth

As you might expect, the overwhelming popularity of Grand Theft Auto V—a billion dollars in three days is astounding–has led to the creation of user-generated content celebrating the game and all the things you can do. reddit, is, of course, one of the primary ground zeroes for such content, as is the ubiquitous YouTube. For those of you who follow …

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Pixar Is Coming To TV With Toy Story of TERROR!

In case you might have missed the news, Pixar is making a Halloween special for ABC (which is owned by Disney) using the gang from Toy Story, which should be all you need to get excited. The special airs on October 16, and after watching the nifty little preview, which comes courtesy of Huffington Post. The special, Toy Story of …

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PS4 To Include HDMI-Enabled Video Capture

While this isn’t locked into a concrete-like state, it certainly appears as if the PlayStation 4 will support HDMI-enabled video capture, which means we will soon be getting an absolute avalanche of YouTube uploads from PS4 owners all over the globe. Make sure you click “Like” and “Subscribe” when the deluge hits. Regarding the capability, news of PS4 video capture …

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Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition Contains A Hidden Message

Rockstart made sure to include lots of expected extras with their The Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition copy of the game, including bonus weapons, additional character outfits, and a collectible book that includes artwork from the game. Again, this is pretty standard stuff as far as more expensive editions go, but Rockstar didnt’ stop there. The developers also included …

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The MPAA, RIAA Target Google Again

By now, it’s pretty clear the governing bodies behind the entertainment industry will not be happy unless Google turns over their search engine index over to the RIAA and the MPAA, allowing them to remove whatever infringing content they see fit. With that in mind, imagine using a search engine that’s been sanitized by these entities. Every first-page result would …

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GTA V Launch Day Isn’t Without Shenanigans, Violence

As gamers across the world tuck into their latest serving of Rockstar’s critical and commercial masterpiece, Grand Theft Auto V, which officially hit the stores yesterday. By many accounts, the highly anticipated launch went smoothly enough; although, there were a couple of incidents that made headlines, including the stabbing and robbery of a 23-year old consumer in England. The gamer …

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Samuel L. Jackson Is To Blame For Everything

Violence in entertainment content is the low-hanging focal point for many pundits when society’s ills are discussed. Do video games lead to violence? What is the effect of extended exposure to violent content for developing children and young adults? How much is too much? Who is to blame when the underage gets their hands on this kind of content? These …

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