Mediajuice Studios announced today that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finalize its indie documentary film, Video Games: The Movie (http://kck.st/10F2eCG). Mediajuice Studios, which has created scores of trailers and live-action commercials for the world’s top video game brands, recently concluded a year’s worth of on-camera interviews with many video game icons and celebrities for Video Games: The Movie, and is now raising funds to complete post-production before releasing the film theatrically.
Video Games: The Movie is a documentary that hopes to entertain and educate people about the rich history, unique culture and exciting future of the video game industry through incisive interviews with the people who helped shaped the interactive entertainment industry, including Nolan Bushnell (founder of ATARI), Randy Pitchford, Cliff Bleszinski, and many others. Also included are some of geek and gamer culture’s leading celebrity voices such as Wil Wheaton, Chris Hardwick and Alison Haislip.
Directed by Jeremy Snead, Video Games: The Movie will tackle many of today’s hot button topics, including the questionable correlation between video games and violence, the exploration and elevation of video games as an art form, next-generation and future-generation gaming and the negative stereotypes that continue to plague the industry despite its popularity and commercial success.
“We have spent the past year gathering footage, speaking with industry founders, influencers, and pundits to get their take on what we’ve collectively created as an industry and where we’re headed. We’ve amassed an amazing library of footage that we think will help bring the true story of the video game industry into clear focus. We’re now headed into post-production and are looking to the community to get us to the finish line. We are on Kickstarter to generate enough funding to create the type of film the video game industry deserves,” said Jeremy Snead, director of Video Games: The Movie and president of Mediajuice Studios.
Mediajuice will use Kickstarter to fund post-production on the film, which includes editing, a musical score, voice over narration, the acquisition of licensed archival clips from as early the 1960s through the late 1990s, motion graphics, and the need to gain a handful of key interviews that are needed to cover the next generation of consoles as well as round out and better present the video game industry to viewers.
“I hope that once we’re done, Video Games: The Movie will stand as a benchmark for all other movies about the games industry; and that it will help dispel some of the nagging falsehoods that ignorantly plague game makers and players, and keep them from receiving mainstream acceptance like other art forms such as films, music and books. In the end, our hope is that this film will help further legitimize the industry and the culture to those who continue to disregard it without really spending time to learn about it,” said Snead.
The link to the Kickstarter campaign is here: http://kck.st/10F2eCG
The Console Creatures gang catch up with Toronto’s own super sexy adult superstar and Penthouse Pet Nikki Benz in Las Vegas at 2013 AEE/AVN.
Saints Row The Third Penthouse Pack (available now), features Penthouse Pets Nikki Benz, Justine Joli, Ryan Keely, and Heather Vandeven. Add these well-dressed Pets to your gang and call them into combat anytime to do battle against the Syndicate. For the first time in your life, when you call Penthouse Pets, they’ll actually answer.
Today GRAMMY winning band OK Go releases Say the Same Thing, a new kind of word game for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, via Paracadute – a company founded by the band in 2010 that now supports a wide range of creative endeavors. The free app gives players a fresh way to connect with friends and family, whether they’re across the room or across the globe. Users can also utilize the free Play a Band Member feature, which randomly enters players into a round of Say the Same Thing with members of OK Go. The band’s Damian Kulash and Timothy Nordwind give Say the Same Thing a whirl in a new video, which premieres today at FastCompany.com along with an interview with Kulash.
Say the Same Thing provides an unpredictable, mind-melding, turn-by-turn experience that – unlike other games – is collaborative rather than competitive. Because it challenges players to think like their friends, there are no pre-set answers and the improvisational game veers off in surprising directions each time it’s played, based on the unique in-jokes and experiences its players share. A round begins with both players entering a random word. Each partner then guesses a word that their friend might use to connect the first two words. The players repeat with a new pair of words until they each say the same thing, thus winning the round together. Funny stamps and emoticons allow players to let their partner know when they find their guess funny, witty or ridiculous.
The app is the latest manifestation of the band’s mission to find joy and creativity in unexpected places and create fun experiences that can be shared with others.
And for a limited time you are able to play against a real live member of OK Go. So get downloading!
MMA and video game fans eagerly awaiting EA Games version of the UFC video game will have to keep waiting a while longer. EA acquired the rights to produce the UFC game last June after THQ, makers of UFC Undisputed, went under.
It has been confirmed that the UFC game will not be among the 14 new releases EA has planned for the remainder of this fiscal year.
THQ released UFC Undisputed in 2009 and it was one of the big hits of that year, selling over 1 million units. The sequel UFC Undisputed 2010 was a massive flop however and helped drive THQ into bankruptcy. UFC Undisputed 3 came out in 2012 but was too little, too late to save the company.
EA released its competing game, EA Sports MMA, featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Randy Couture and many fighters on the Strikeforce roster in 2010. Without the UFC brand and roster it was dead on arrival in the marketplace.
The UFC infamously requires its fighters to sign away their video game likeness rights in perpetuity for no guaranteed compensation.
This is it! Your votes have been counted and the champion is about to show himself victorious! Who won between Batman and Superman? Watch the video to find out.
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The Uprising DLC Map Pack will soon take you away from life’s responsibilities again. Don’t worry though, the Replacer has found some extra help.
Uprising includes four new Multiplayer maps (Magma, Encore, Vertigo, and Studio), as well as the frightening new Zombies adventure, “Mob of the Dead.
Aside from preparing the release of his first reggae effort, Reincarnation, Snoop Dogg has now entered the world of video games.
The new combat game Way of the Dogg is based on different Snoop tracks and players will face off to the emcee’s hits in order to get to the next level of the rhythmic-combat game. Snoop is a Kung Fu film fan, so combining two of his favorite things for a creative new game seems to be a perfect fit for the Cali rapper-turned-reggae artist.
“This game shows how we evolve as individuals and they’ve incorporated the journey of my own personal reincarnation as Snoop Lion into my character the environments and the path that players have to follow,” says Snoop.
“Snoop Dogg is a true one-off and from our first creative discussions two years ago the idea of creating an original game concept around his music and love of ‘70s Kung Fu and Blaxploitation movies was a mouth-watering prospect,” says Ciaran Walsh, director at Echo Peak.
Way of the Dogg is a rhythm fighter plays to the beat of a Snoop Dogg-penned soundtrack. It’s set to drop April 23rd, alongside Reincarnated, the film about Snoop Dogg’s transformation into Snoop Lion.
If you love Snoop and own a Playstation or XBox, get ready to get addicted to Way of the Dogg.
CTA Digital has recently launched its new line of Wii U accessories. Carefully designed with the active gamer in mind, these accessories will help Wii U fans protect, charge and enjoy their new GamePads for a long time.
Featuring three charging cradles for up to two Wii Remotes or Remote Pluses and one GamePad, The Universal Charging Station for Wii U and Wii is a space saving station that gives gamers an all-in-one charging unit that powers up with the included USB cable or AC Adapter. An additional USB charging cable is included to charge the Wii U Pro Controller. The Power Kit for Wii U Controllers keeps controllers charged at home or on the go. This essential kit includes a USB charging cable for the Wii U GamePad and a USB charging cable for the Wii U Pro Controller along with a travel-size AC wall adapter and car charger.
Keeping the Wii U GamePad handy and safe is simple with the Protective Case With Neck Strap for Wii U GamePad, which protects against dropping and every day wear, with a neck strap so gamers can carry the device hands free. The Crystal Case and EVA Case are perfect for protecting against bumps and scratches. The Crystal Case’s cover has openings in all the areas that correspond with the screen, controls, ports and camera to allow for easy access. The EVA case secures the GamePad for travel so it can go anywhere and everywhere, with a large mesh pocket and slots for styluses and other small accessories.
Two handy kits for keeping the GamePad clean and looking new are the Protection Kit for Wii U which has a soft armor case, two screen protectors, a cleaning cloth and a stand to hold the GamePad when taking a rest. The GamePad touchscreen can be saved from scratches with the Screen Protector Kit For Wii U.
For more information visit: www.ctadigital.com
all the items listed above can be purchased through Amazon.com
video game publisher Reef Entertainment today announced that RAMBO THE VIDEO GAME will feature the original movie voice-tracks of John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) and Col. Samuel Trautman (Richard Crenna) in their definitive game on the world famous series of movies.
A Reef spokesperson said: “Our goal is to produce the finest Rambo video game ever made. To do that, we are including dialogue, special effects, and music from the movies.
STUDIOCANAL, the owners of the Rambo films, searched their extensive archives and tracked down audio reels containing the original voice recording tapes for FIRST BLOOD, FIRST BLOOD PART II & RAMBO III. These tapes provided us with the pristine vocal performances of Stallone and Crenna that we have included in the game.”
RAMBO THE VIDEO GAME will put players in Rambo’s combat boots and take them on an action-packed journey through the iconic action-sequences and story-arcs of FIRST BLOOD, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II & RAMBO III. The game will be locked and loaded with classic dialogue, rage-screams and exclamations from the movies.
RAMBO THE VIDEO GAME will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation3 and Windows PC in 2013.
To view the official Trailer and for more info visit: www.rambovideogame.com
HLOW was created with an extensive single player campaign mode (with over 20 missions), set in historical locations and incorporating real life missions and situations – this gives you the unique opportunity to command your troops through genuine battle environments and operations.
Gameplay combines the mechanics of a turn based strategy with the depth of a tactical warfare game, simultaneously bringing in RPG elements – lead your units from the bloody beaches of Normandy to the war torn streets of Berlin, developing their abilities along the way.
Compared with strategy kings XCOM and Company of Heroes, HLOW brings a whole new level of depth and realism to the genre. With over 30 unique unit types (including Infantry, Armoured Vehicles and Aircraft) and a vast armoury of weapons to choose from, each mission poses a unique challenge as you need to choose the right units and weaponry for the task!
HLOW has been developed by strategy gaming experts Slitherine and builds on the huge success of History Great Battles Medieval. The tie in with the History Channel brings a level of depth unparalleled in the strategy game genre and introduces a level of detail that was previously only imaginable in the blockbuster movie genre!
- 4 Operations, 21 missions, 44 battlefield maps & 36 different types of unit
- Varied mission types, including attack, infiltration, defence, escort and sabotage.
- Unique combination of 2 strategy game mechanics: high-level strategic management and turn-based tactics.
- 44 different battlefield maps consisting of 3 different environments: countryside, snow and cities.
- 36 different types of units: command infantry, armoured vehicles and aircrafts, special units (including snipers, elite forces and commandos) fighters and bombers.
- Go Head-to-Head with the Hotseat multiplayer mode.
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Wikipad Inc. today announced that its 7” Wikipad tablet will be available from leading retailers in spring 2013 at a launch price of $249. Wikipad combines the unrivaled gaming experience of a console with the functionality and portability of a premium tablet, thanks to its unique attachable game controller.
“We wanted to get Wikipad into our community’s hands and what we found was that the smaller 7” form factor just seemed right,’” said Fraser Townley, President of Sales, Wikipad, Inc. “The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs.”
The 7” Wikipad possesses the same powerful product specs as the previously shown and forthcoming 10” version in a form factor that is even more portable and at a price point that is even more accessible to gamers everywhere. In addition to the new compact form factor, refinements have been made to the dual-analog stick controller to ensure lightning-fast response times and the best gaming experience possible.
Wikipad also announced the relaunch of its website that now includes a comprehensive support page that has dynamic links to social networks and technical forums.
Wikipad – Built for Gaming
The Wikipad is the only tablet to possess the unique combination of truly immersive video game experiences found in consoles with the functionality and portability of a tablet thanks to its award winning attachable dual-analog controller. It offers a premium 7″ IPS screen, 16 GB memory with micro SD slot to support an additional 32 GB of storage, ultra-light and thin chassis, is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor and it is optimized for cloud gaming. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, the Wikipad tablet offers true widescreen HD display.
Consumers will have access to entertainment and videogame content from partners and services including PlayStation Mobile, Big Fish Games, TegraZone – NVIDIA’s free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor – Google Play, OnLive and many others. When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad’s sleek design and full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean functionality make it a powerfully versatile device whether you are surfing the web, reading emails or enjoying films, music and apps at home or on the go.
For a full list of product specs, video games that take full advantage of the Wikipad’s dual-analog stick controller and a community support page, please visit: www.wikipad.com
EA SPORTS Madden NFL’s official Super Bowl 2013 predictions featuring Ray Lewis, Ray Rice, Ed Reed, Joe Flacco, Torrey Smith, John Harbaugh and the Ravens vs. Colin Kaepernick, Patrick Willis, Jim Harbaugh, Aldon Smith, Frank Gore, Randy Moss and the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
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EA SPORTS and Monster celebrated the launch of the first gaming and music headphone, The EA SPORTS MVP Carbon by Monster, with an exclusive party to coincide with its debut at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The event was held at the ACT at the Palazzo in Las Vegas and attended by celebrities such as Nick Cannon, Holly Madison, Tyson Beckford, Sheila E, and Dhani Jones.
Release Date is set for late February 2013. Stay tuned for more details to come in the coming weeks.
For more information on the headphones visit: www.monsterproducts.com
Discovery Bay Games, the worldwide leader in iOS-exclusive gaming products, today announced Duo Pinball – an app-supported pinball controller for iPad that provides consumers an authentic pinball gameplay experience.
This Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller for iPad works exclusively with the massively popular Pinball HD and Pinball HD Collection Apps, now available on the App Store, which collectively have had more than 2.6 million downloads to-date. To play, download the Pinball HD or Pinball HD Collection App and then wirelessly connect your iPad to the Duo Pinball controller. Launch the app and play.
Product features include:
- Two side buttons to control on-screen flippers
- Spring-loaded plunger to bring back the arcade experience
- Realistic bump and tilt for enhanced gameplay
- Bluetooth connectivity
“Duo Pinball recreates the same tactile, immersive experience players will remember from real arcade pinball machines,” said Mike Sievert, CEO at Discovery Bay Games. “The feel of the buttons, the angle at which the iPad is held, the ball movement and 3D graphics engine – everything about Duo Pinball has been designed to recreate and improve upon a timeless game.”
Duo Pinball is available now for $59.99 and can be found at Apple.com, Amazon.com, and Target Stores nationwide. The Pinball HD and Pinball HD Collection Apps are available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
Ubisoft is excited to announce its most ambitious Collector’s Edition ever with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Paladin Multi-Mission Aircraft Edition. Available in limited quantities and packed with everything you need to stop the Blacklist attacks, it includes the following:
Remote Control Paladin Plane
This 3-channel, dual-engine remote controlled C-147B Paladin Aircraft is a flyable replica of the Paladin plane seen in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist. With speeds over 35 mph and a flying radius of over 250 feet, you’ll be able to complete any mission, anywhere — just like Sam Fisher.
Splinter Cell Echoes Graphic Novel
Renowned Eisner nominated-writer Nathan Edmondson and illustrator Marc Laming have come together to create a compelling graphic novel based off the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell franchise. This 88-page original story follows Sam Fisher after Splinter Cell Conviction and sets the tone for the opening events in Splinter Cell Blacklist .
Exclusive Co-Op Mission: Billionaire’s Yacht
Infiltrate a rogue billionaire’s yacht the day after a decadent party in the Coral Sea, on this story-related exclusive mission.
Limited Edition Sam Fisher Poster
Doubling as a manual and collectible artwork, the C-147B Paladin plane manual folds out into a 26.5″ x 50.6″ poster of Sam Fisher.
Bonus Upper Echelon Pack.
Automatically included is the Upper Echelon Pack that includes a bonus co-op mission and coveted in-games items to further enhance Sam Fisher’s deadly combat abilities:
• The Dead Coast Co-Op Map
• Upper Echelon Suit: better protection against fire power and blends into the shadows.
• Gold Sonar Goggles: tactical imaging leaves enemies nowhere to hide
Pre-Order Now to Reserve Your Copy:
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SiriusXM has just launched “Radio Sex” on channel 103. The channel, formerly the home of Spice Radio has been re-branded and will now take on more of an in-house flavor instead of partnering with Spice.
Radio Sex will feature subjects forbidden on terrestrial radio and operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Subscribers will be treated to exclusive, original, uncensored, explicit adult entertainment, live call-in shows and storytelling hosted by some of the biggest names in the industry. In addition several weekly shows will be taking listeners deeper into the world of adult entertainment than they have ever been before. Shows including You Porn, Strippertown, and Real Life Stories, are some familiar staples that listeners can expect, while at the same time Radio Sex will debut Naughty Gamers, featuring porn stars Alana Evans and Missy Martinez exploring the sexy side of adult video gaming.
for more information visit: www.siriusxm.com/radiosex
I have another video for you, I just received my GAEMS Vanguard Case here in Vegas and I did a little on boxing video to show it off. If you travel and like the idea of bring your Gaming Console with you, check this out!!!!
Boasting art straight from the hit comics, the DC Comics Deck-building Game offers exciting and engaging gameplay for both comics and gaming fans, allowing them to play as the marquee characters they know and love. DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains featured in the game include Superman, Batman, The Joker, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Darkseid, Lex Luthor and many more. The amazing card mechanics give new depth to fan-favorite characters, allowing them new equipment and super powers. Plus, hundreds of potential card combinations and deep deck-building strategy keep the game fresh and exciting for each and every play session.
Cryptozoic’s DC Comics Deck-building Game is easy to learn and quick to play, offering incredible fun for two to five players. Each player chooses a Super Hero and builds a deck around that Super Hero and his or her special powers. The cards available to add to each player’s deck are ever-changing, so each game offers compelling decisions and on-the-fly planning. At the end of the game, the player with the most victory points— based on the cards that player has acquired during the game— is the winner!
Designed for two to five players (ages 15 and up), the DC Comics Deck-building Game is now available at hobby stores for an MSRP of $40.00. The DC Comics Deck-building Game can also be ordered via the Cryptozoic Entertainment e-store.
Since the Winter classic is not happening we thought we’d post at least a simulation of the game so you can see what could have happen!
The newest edition to The Guinness World Records – Gamers Edition is set to hit the shelves of a book store near you in starting January 10, 2013
The Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition is the ultimate and complete guide to videogames. The brand new 2013 Edition is packed full of the most up-to-date news, achievements and developments in the gaming world, illustrated with the best and most exciting imagery from this year’s top titles. Complete with fascinating facts and figures and full features on the most popular games, the 2013 edition also includes gameplay tips and hints, retro facts from classic games and the results of our reader’s poll on the top 50 most visually stunning games.
Videogame characters battle against each other within the pages of the book with our new Face-off feature, while an interactive story feature and a videogaming quiz offer readers a unique way to interact with the book.
Praised by critics as a “definitive almanac of all things games” (LA Times), Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer’s Edition is the sixth instalment in the best-selling series and a must-have for any video games fan. Packed with official gaming records, trivia and never-before seen pictures, the new edition covers every genre with an outstanding selection of in-depth spreads on the most popular games including Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, FIFA and Forza.
The Top 50 Videogame Villains Of All Time counts down the best baddies as voted by over 6,000 gamers, while Celebrity Gamers reveals what the stars play at home. Elsewhere, the comprehensive Twin Galaxies Scoreboard allows you to see how you compare with the best in the gaming world.
Announcement of the best new records in gaming, including:
- Largest collection of videogame MEMORABILIA
- Smallest arcade machine
- Highest score on FIFA
- Highest earning Gamer
For more information and to enter to win a free copy of the newest edition
Deadpool, fandom’s most dastardly psychopath, is set to star in his very own video game. Developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision, this little jaunt around the Marvel verse with the Merc with a’ Mouth remains shrouded in mystery.
for more info visit: www.deadpoolgame.com
It’s not often a fan produces a live-action trailer for a videogame, and certainly not of this quality, but that’s exactly what Californian filmmaker Jason Forge has done in his short film entitled “Escaping Deadlight”.
Jason describes himself as “a dude who loves to film and edit with a dose of VFX” – please go and check out all his work here, which includes other videogame based material.
We asked Jason a few questions about himself, the film and how it came into being:
Where are you from? I’m from LA, California.
What inspired the movie? The game has a great story. It was designed and played like no other zombie game I’ve ever played. The story was very interesting and easy to fall into. I had to make a short film out of it!
How much did it cost to make, and how long did it take? We worked on a $400 budget and shot over the course of 3 days.
When did you make it? We shot it on weekends cause of my schedule. We started out mid September and ended in early October.
How did you make it? I wrote a small script for it. I figured it would be more of a narrative to follow the likes of the game. Then found locations and busted out the good old camera and shot it.
Where was it filmed? It was filmed at a few locations not far from my home in a city of Irwindale, CA and West Covina, CA.
The PC 350 has been made for one thing only: helping you to win. Developed for tournament use and professional gamers, the PC 350’s sound is so accurate that you might forget that you’re sitting in front of a computer. With the PC 350 even the smallest nuances in the soundscape audible, making footsteps and action sounds much more realistic.
The ear cups feature extra-large, around-the-ear leather cushions to keep you gaming in comfort. Fully closed, they can block out background noise even at big tournaments. You stay focused on the game without risking being distracted by external sounds. Also, you can control both volume and microphone via an easy in-line control.
Sennheiser’s “Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement” technology gives outstanding sonic accuracy and clarity, making it a true high-end, around-the-ear headset
With all the sounds of the game kept firmly in your headset, you can make your gaming experience more intense and rewarding
The PC 350 features Sennheiser’s unique “Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement” design. Specifically developed for high-end hi-fi headsets, EAR technology channels audio signals directly into your ears. The PC 350 also comes equipped with our best gaming microphone to date. Featuring top-quality noise cancelation, it’s also fully flexible so you decide where it should sit and how close to your mouth you want it to be.
The PC 350 is fully collapsible, making it ideal to use at tournaments and LAN parties.
For more information visit: www.sennheiserusa.com