Geekly World News – February 4, 2016

Welcome back to Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games, alongside a really charming trailer based on the original trailer for the movie. In addition to the events of the film, the upcoming game will also include elements that fill in the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. I’m curious to see what that entails when the game is released on June 28, 2016 for a wide variety of platforms.

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Geekly World News – January 22, 2016

Welcome back to Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more.

Let’s get things started today with the new trailer for Suicide Squad, staring Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Jared Leto as the Joker.

I have to admit that I haven’t personally been very excited for this film until now, but this is a very good trailer. Now we just have to wait and see if the movie itself will be able to match the fun of the clever editing around Bohemian Rhapsody found in the trailer. Suicide Squad is directed by David Ayer and comes to theatres on August 5, 2016.

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The Dragon’s Hoard Podcast – 03: Just Read It Already!

 

Front of StoreOur intrepid trio from the Hoard are back, this week talking about Grant Morrison taking over at Heavy Metal among other tidbits of geek news, and introducing their first regular segment where Sandy, Seth, and Amy recommend some of their favorites to those in the audience looking to dive in. Enjoy!

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Follow the gang on Twitter!

Amy: @chopbomb
Seth: @sethposluns
The Show: @dragonhcast

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Risk of Rain – 01: …Already in Progress

Vince and Dakota combat fire worms, jellyfish, and their own forgetfulness as they check out the popular indie shooter, Risk of Rain!

Cupcakes & Lighter Fluid – Journey – Episode 4: Vince Asks The Tough Questions

“I don’t have to outrun the scarf-eating, robot sky whale. I just have to outrun you.”

Nick’s Near Future: Batman – Third Blood

The Dark Knight Rises hype has washed over the world like a wave, and has left many fans (myself included) with a Batman withdrawal. But fear not! We live in a world blessed with some of the greatest Batman games in years in Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. If you haven’t played these games I suggest doing so, as they are great. In fact, recently revisiting them got me asking: What could possibly be next in the gaming world for Ol’ Bats? As a side note, this article may contain spoilers for the previous two games, but if you are tearing your hair out in fanboy anticipation like I am, read on. I know a good hair replacement surgeon anyway.

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The Rogues Gallery: Game Developers Conference, Movie News, and MASS EFFECT!!!

This week’s post is chock-full of delicious auditory goodness!! This week the guys gather ’round to discuss the latest news from Game Developers’ Conference, as well as the usual sporadic tangents on whatever comes to mind.

But that’s not all! In our second segment, we discuss whether the third time’s the charm for making a good Mixed Martial Arts fighting game in UFC Undisputed 3, and we invite a special guest voice on as our friend Gui and Nick tag-team review MASS EFFECT 3!!!!!

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Total Runtime (Part 1): 01h02m33s
1m35s – 13m45s: (News – Chronicle Director in Talks to Direct Venom Movie)
13m46s – 23m21s: (Censorship, Ender’s Game, and South Carolina)
23m30s – 35m25s: (Diablo 3 and Guild Wars II Beta Discussion)
35m31s – 55m00s: (GDC News: Real-Time Rendering of the FUTURRRRREEEEE, the Kara Tech Demo breaks our hearts, Cross-Platform developing half-assery, and how you can buy Nvidia’s newest graphic card for the low-low price of your immortal soul)

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HERE THAR BE MASS EFFECT!!!

Total Runtime (Part 2): 48m36s

0:00-30m18s (Mass Effect 3)
30m18s-48m36s (UFC Undisputed 3)

Also, as a bonus, here’s the video footage of a couple of the tech demos we talked about in Part 1:

Kara Tech Demo

NVIDIA Real-Time Rendering Graphics Demo

 

 

GM Workshop #1: “Where do I begin?

Hello all, and welcome to the first installment of KingGheedorah’s GM workshop! Every week I will be looking at a few issues that we – Game Masters, Dungeon Masters, Seneschals, Marshals, Storytellers and other titles both generic and awesome for game-runner-guy – face on a regular basis.

As a slight introduction and to produce my pedigree, I’ll get into a little bit of my own pen and paper gaming experience. I’ve played Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 since my junior highschool year, in addition to branching off into as many other systems as I can get my hands on. My current favourites are the Dark Heresy D100 system by Fantasy Flight Games and the Legend of the Five Rings fourth edition d10 die pool system by Alderac Entertainment Group, though I am also a big fan of the New World of Darkness Storyteller d10 system, Riddle of Steel, Mouse Guard, Paranoia, Deadlands, Dogs in the Vinyard… it goes on and on. I’ve been running a Dark Heresy group on a weekly (occasionally bi-weekly) basis for going on two years, and have run fairly lengthy and successful campaigns in a multitude of other systems.

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