Ubisoft Delays Watch Dogs Until Spring 2014

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Well, this is extremely disappointing.  Watch Dogs was one of my planned Xbox One launch games and it’s postponement leaves both consoles with weaker launch slates, but the Xbox One in particular.  I’m glad Ubisoft is taking the the time to get it right, but it again makes me wonder if these next gen consoles are really ready.  I think another year would have benefited both Sony and Microsoft.  From Ubisoft:

Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until spring 2014.

We know a lot of you are probably wondering: Why now? We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion keeps us motivated.

We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.

Four New Posters for Walt Disney’s Frozen

Four new posters out for  Frozen, the newest Disney animated film from the same team that turned Rapunzel into Tangled (which I thought was the best Disney animated film since the 1990s glory days).  Adapted from Hans Christen Andersen’s The Snow Queen, Frozen hits theaters on November 27, 2013.

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Marvel Preparing Four More TV Series?

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Deadline is reporting that Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD isn’t going to be the only Marvel show on TV for long.  There had been rumors of Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter getting her own series showcasing the early days of SHIELD (which I honestly can’t say I’m that stoked about), but there’s a lot more than that going on:
“Marvel is quietly putting together a package of four drama series and a miniseries — a total of some 60 episodes — that would be taken out to the VOD and cable space, with Netflix, Amazon and WGN America rumored as potential candidates. Feelers had been send out, and I hear there’s already interest from digital platforms and traditional cable networks in the package, which I hear is in very early stages with very little talent attached.”

What series would work?  What characters do you think would be best served by a series rather than a cinematic treatment?  Five shows and the movies….the MCU is going to get as complex as the regular Marvel Universe soon.

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My Favorite Scene: Serenity (2005)

Summer Glau was a dancer before she was an actress on Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and -most recently- Arrow.  That shows during one of the best fight scenes I’ve ever seen (which also has one of the longest continuous takes I’ve ever see).  Serenity, for Firefly fans, is pretty much the only thing that’s kept us from bursting into flame over ten years of resentment.  We’re all still mad FOX canceled the show after 13 episodes (only 10 of which they aired…out of order…idiots).  But if we hadn’t have been given Serenity to get a little closure for our band of ragtag space cowboys?  Ka BOOM (sound of a random Firefly fan bursting into flame).  Glau had a few amazing fight scenes in this movie, but the “Miranda Fight” as it’s most commonly known, is the most impressive.  It’s a close call between this and two of Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s scenes as the film’s villain.  If you’ve never heard of Ejiofor before, it sounds like 12 Years as a Slave will make sure you do soon.

PS – FOX, we’re all still pissed and we’re out there….and flammable.

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LEGO Thor The Dark World Poster

Is there nothing that is not made more awesome by the inclusion of LEGOs.  No, I saved you intropsection.  Therefore, if you take the international poster for Thor the Dark World and you add LEGOs….
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