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‘Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie’ gets a trailer!

After being announced almost a year ago, SMod fans have been waiting to get their first glimpse at “Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie”. Well finally, the good folk at SModCo have released a trailer for the duo’s triumphant return to the big screen! Head to www.seesmod.com/groovymovie/ to check it out and (for you lucky Americans, at least) buy tickets to their movie and Q&A tour! That’s right, your first chance to see the movie on the big screen will be in the same room as the stars themselves- Kevin “Too Fat To Fly” Smith and Jason “Snooch To The Nooch” Mewes! Not only that but you’ll get to ask them anything you like, from serious questions about the movie, to more random questions like whether they would rather be top half sausage/bottom half man or top half man/bottom half sausage.

The movie was written by Kevin, produced by Jason and animated & directed by SModimation genius Steve Stark. It also features voices by some famous names from the Smodco/View Askew family, including Ralph Garman and Eliza Dushku. We can also hear what sounds like an MC Chris soundtrack in the trailer.

All this and the hilarious trailer make us VERY excited to see the movie and we simply can’t wait until Kevin and Jason bring the show over to us Brits later this year.

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Just stumbled onto this incredibly clever video on YouTube. I can’t even imagine how long this must have taken to get right. Definitely worth 4 minutes of your time.

Sigh. The long long long long long awaited Wallace Wells/multiplayer DLC for ‘Scott Pilgrim: The Game’ has, you guessed it, been delayed again. The release date we previously reported of the 5th of February is now likely to be at least March. Ubisoft released a statement to confirm the delay but didn’t explain the reasoning behind it. However, Tumblr user Robbydude posted on his page that the delay is to remove a sprite from the game which is taken from the 2004 Game Boy Advance game, 'Sonic Battle’. Once this happens, Sony and Microsoft need to then re-approve the DLC for release, which can take up to a month.

Must say we’re disappointed to have to wait a little longer, but at the end of the day, one more month to wait for DLC for a 2 year old game isn’t the end of the world!

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‘The Wolverine’ trailer released

After being teased for the last week by Director James Mangold and Fox Studios, we’ve finally been treated to the first full trailer for 'The Wolverine’.

The movie, which is an adaptation of the classic Chris Claremont/Frank Miller arc, sees Wolverine head to Japan after the events of X-Men 3, where he’s promised a future without his mutant powers. Cue lots of eye candy as Logan squares off against samurais and ninjas in what’s promised to be the most action packed Wolverine adventure yet.

The project has been in development for a long time, with director Darren Aronofsky originally attached, before Mangold took the helm. The director is responsible for the underrated 'Knight and Day’, plus Oscar winner 'Walk The Line’, so he’ll hopefully bring his experience in both directing action and drama to what’s considered one of the all time great Wolverine story-lines.

The movie opens on the 26th July in 3D and 2D.

*Update* A US version of the trailer has also been released, with a lot of new footage, so it’s well worth checking out both versions.

  

Kevin Smith’s Cartoon Lagoon

That Kevin Smith is a very busy man. With an animated movie, a TV mini series & Clerks 3 on the cards, a starring role in a sitcom and too many podcasts we’ve lost count, you’d think his plate would be too full to fit anything else in. Well you’d be wrong, because he’s just announced ‘Kevin Smith’s Cartoon Lagoon’. A 'Space Ghost’ style show co-starring fellow SModcasters; Jason Mewes and Ralph Garman, and showcasing the best in the popular SModimations! Here’s what he had to say about the show-

“I love MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000. I love SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST. I love PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE. So I stole from all of 'em and teamed up with Jay Mewes, Ken Plume and master animator D.S. Edwards to explore the undersea kingdom of KEVIN SMITH’S CARTOON LAGOON!

When Kev and Jay get lost on their way to a live podcast in Poughkeepsie, their Hello Submarine lands in an uncharted animated island full of fish that look like comic books! Join Kev, Jay and their puppet dog Shecky as they battle Benchley the Great White Shark and try to get back home!”

The first episode, entitled “The Sea Men” is available for pre-order now, and will be available for download on the 18th of April. Head to iTunes to get the first episode as soon as it’s available (and why not subscribe to our podcast while you’re there:)

  

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Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ footage leaks

Back in July last year, Edgar Wright, director of 'Scott Pilgrim’ and 'Shaun of The Dead’, showed a test real for Marvel’s much anticipated 'Ant-Man’ at the San Diego Comicon. Unfortunately for those of us who weren’t in Hall H at the time, Marvel did a rather good job of making sure no-one leaked any shaky cell-phone footage of the clip, so we’ve been left to wonder how it looks from brief descriptions and fan-made recreations… until now!

At a recent show of Adam Buxton’s hilarious 'Bug’, the footage was shown to the audience, but this time there was no security to stop anyone filming! You can see some fairly decent footage in the above video which, according to reports, has been updated with new effects since the comicon screening. There’s no knowing how long the footage is likely to stick around before being removed, so watch it while you can!

Marvel’s 'Ant-Man’ is slated for release on November 6th 2015.

*UPDATE* It’s like a game of cat and mouse with this footage! As soon as we update the link, the footage is taken down! We’ve found another link that seems to be hanging around for a little while, but don’t be surprised if it disappears shortly so watch it while you can!

  

Scott Pilgrim DLC is OUT NOW!

So we waited… and waited… then got excitedthen were disappointed… then waited some more… and some more…

But now, FINALLY, the Wallace Wells and online multiplayer DLC for ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game’ is out! I’m pretty sure we don’t need to go over the details of the features again, just refer back to our previous post on the subject. Just turn on your XBox or PS3 and get downloading! Plus let us know your Gamertag/PSN ID in the comments if you’d like to give the game a go against any of the G.E.E.Ks!

*Update*- So apparantly Ubisoft’s definition of “OUT NOW” means “out sometime tomorrow”. Specifically, Tuesday on PSN in North America, Wednesday on PSN in the EU and XBLA. Sigh.

Source: Sony Playstation blog

Photo: Ubisoft

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Iron Man 3 TV spot confirms BIG rumour

Ok, from here on in, we’re SPOILER ALERT territory!

Got that?

Last warning!

Ok, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

The new TV spot for Iron Man 3 has finally confirmed the long rumoured story line- Pepper Potts will don the Iron Man suit!

Previous trailers have shown her being held in similar restraints to those being infected with the ‘Extremis’ virus, leading the rumour mill to go into overdrive that she’d donning the suit. This new trailer now shows her suiting up during what looks like the Mandarin’s attack on Tony’s Malibu home. While it may not be the Rescue Suit, who’s to say that’s not still to come?

Marvel Studios are doing an amazing job at teasing little pieces of information with every new poster and trailer, and while it may look like we know all we can about the movie, we’re pretty sure there’s a LOT they’re going to be keeping under wraps.

In case we haven’t made it clear previously, we’re VERY excited for April 26th. 31 DAYS!!!

*UPDATE* This is a bit of a strange on. Marvel have taken down the original video and are removing any reposts that have begun to appear around YouTube. It seems that someone at Marvel was too eager to post the clip, or they decided it was far too spoiler filled to leave up. Or perhaps it was all intentional and they just wanted people to talk about it? Either way, we’re getting the weirdest sense of deja-vu after the whole “Ant-Man” incident recently. Fortunately, we’ve found another source, but who knows how long it’ll stay about. Watch it while you can!

  

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New Iron Man suits revealed

Over on the official Iron Man Facebook page, Marvel have been unveiling some of the new Iron Man suits that we’ll be seeing in action on the big screen pretty soon. Looks like Tony’s been spending a lot of time in the lab creating some pretty amazing suits, including a “sub orbital suit” and what looks to be the “hulk buster” style suit seen in the last trailer- “Igor, the heavy lifting suit”. Fans are hoping we’ll see the rumoured “Deep Space suit” soon to hopefully add to the theory that we may see some kind of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ related post credits sequence.

There’s still a few more to be revealed before the April 26th release date, so we’ll keep this post updated as more appear.

Source: Disney/Marvel

EA’s Total Eclipse of the Heart.

EA/Dice have just shown off 17 mins of gameplay footage from the beautifully crafted Frostbite 3 driven Battlefield 4 and it looks stunning. Granted the gameplay shown is from the PC version, so nothing short of beautiful would of cut it, but they’ve gone above and beyond with this spectacular demo.

The video is breathtaking from the very start. Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ playing as the player’s car is slowly sinking in what looks like an ocean, then BAM, cut back to 13 minutes and 38 seconds earlier and we get chance to relive the very moments leading up to this extremely intense and nerve racking scene.

Without throwing in too many spoilers (as we demand you  view this demo for yourselves), expect to see lots of meaty explosions, wonderfully captured set pieces, plenty of gun fire and the usual vehicular section followed by a wipe of the brow and the picking up of your jaw off the floor and that’s the 17 minutes in a nutshell :)

Still no official release date, only an “Autumn 2013” release slot for this generation of consoles and PC. Plus no announcement for the next gen just yet but watch this space for the impending updates.

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Dreamfall Chapters kickstarter update

The Kickstarter campaign for the much anticipated ‘Dreamfall Chapters’ is nearing completion. With a mere 48 hours remaining to make your pledge (at time of writing), the campaign has smashed it’s initial target, leap-frogged many of the stretch targets and now has just 2 more in it’s sight- an extended version of the game and the green-light for 'The Longest Journey Home’; a true sequel to the original classic adventure.

The team at Red Thread Games have been extremely generous with the updates over the last few weeks with many video blogs, screenshots (see above) and juicy tidbits on their progress so far. Plus they’ve added a number of extra rewards for pledgers including T-shirts and Watilla USB sticks! In fact, just yesterday, the team confirmed the identity of the second playable character to join Zoe on her journey- assassin Kian Alvane, who reprises his role from 'Dreamfall’.

If the above screenshots make you drool as much as they do us, you now have very little time left to get your pledge in! Once the campaign ends, it’ll be the longest wait (pun intended:) for your next chance to secure a copy of what is sure to be one on the definitive modern adventure games.

Photos: Red Thread Games

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Walk The Moon live in Manchester

So. We went to see the awesome Walk The Moon on Wednesday night. Did you? Oh, you didn’t? Well that’s sad news…

Fortunately for you, we threw together this little video of some of the highlights, including a brilliant cover of Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal”.

I know it’s only early in 2013, but it was the best show we’ve been to this year and it’ll take some beating. They’ve just announced they’re supporting Pink on her UK tour later in the year and we’ll hopefully see another headline tour at some point. Either way, we’d highly recommend catching them if you get the chance.

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s ‘Seconds’ delayed till 2014!

Some disappointing news has recently been revealed by Scott Pilgrim creator, Bryan Lee O’Malley, over on his Tumblr. His follow up to the best selling aforementioned series was originally due for release sometime this year, but due to a shoulder injury O’Malley suffered last year, he’s been forced to push back the release by up to a year.

From his post:

“I hurt my shoulder last summer and couldn’t work for a few months and unfortunately the book had to be delayed because of it. I’m back to work on it now, but it won’t be out until…2014…Sorry…*dies*

Anyway, I hate talking about this behind the scenes stuff and I’m not here to complain about my cushy life but I’m going to have to explain this delay eventually and this is why: because of my health. I had to take a frustratingly long break in order to repair my body, and during that time off I’ve been working hard on fitness and stuff so this doesn’t happen again.

When I found out the book would have to be delayed into 2014 it was maybe the saddest day of my life…

Sorry to all my fans.

Bryan"

So a very heartfelt apology and explanation from a comic creator who genuinely loves what he does and appreciates his fans. When we met O’Malley back in December at his Page 45 signing, he had to take regular breaks due to his arm injury, so it’s clearly something that still causes some issues. At the end of the day, a slight delay is a very small price to pay to ensure his future health. In the mean-time, we have the amazing colour editions being released over the next couple of years to fill the gap and make the wait a little more manageable!

We’re still EXTREMELY excited to read ‘Seconds’, if his previous non Scott Pilgrim work is anything to go by (Lost at Sea is wonderful if you haven’t read it) it’ll be well worth the wait!

P.S- If you’re not following Bryan Lee O’Malley on Twitter, do it now! Along with posting some great behind the scenes info and artwork, it’s also often the most randomly hilarious Twitter account you’ll ever read!

Photo and Source: www.radiomaru.com

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Ok, so we have been promising you a breakdown of the launch titles for the Playstation 4, as mentioned in the Podcast (episode 2).Here’s a mini breakdown of each game so you can have a think over which ones you’ll be pre-ordering with your console. This post is to just clarify the confirmed titles so be sure to keep with us in the coming days as we delve into each individually with it’s own post.

First off we have Ubisoft's Watchdogs. This is a title that we have been long excited about. Now even though it’s a launch title and we can all agree on how beautiful it looks, we shouldn’t forget that it will be coming to this current generation too, so before we get too far ahead of ourselves, lets just hope this isn’t going to be a lazy port of what should be an amazing title from the French studio.

Infamous:Second Son - This is the third game in Sucker Punch’s franchise and even though it looks as though it’s not going to be breaking any new ground, it sure does look fantastic from what we’ve seen so far. Second son is set 7 years after the events of Infamous 2 and we now join our new (anti) Hero; Delsin Rowe. Delsin looks awesome and we were very intrigued to see where they were going to go with the franchise after our shock ending of Infamous 2. So we’re genuinely happy to see this franchise live on in the guise of someone new.

Killzone: Shadow Fall - Shadow Fall is another “threequel” in a Playstation exclusive franchise. Guerilla Game’s FPS series has an extremely loyal fanbase and despite the first two titles being glorified tech demo’s for what the PS3 was capable of instead of focusing on story/originality/decent gameplay/colour palette, this third title seems to break away from the colour palette by making it a very visually striking title from the get go which pulls you in, immersing you in a very beautiful world. But then in typical Killzone fashion, it blows up all around you! Explosions, gun fire and falling buildings are what’s on order for this title’s main course and may I just say, please sir, can I have some more?

Changing pace from all the carnage now and moving to Evolution Studio’s Driveclub. This is, of course, the token driving game which has to be released with each generation of consoles. Needless to say this looks like it will give Gran Turismo and Forza a race for their money in the mind blowingly awesome realism department and graphical prowess. However, Evolution’s little nitrous boost is their social side of the title. This has more in common with NFS’s Autolog, where gamers can challenge friends to races, time trials and more. However, Driveclub will up the ante with the ability to gamble your custom cars and cash.

Knack by Studio Japan is the consoles family friendly platformer which again is a launch necessity. Cute characters, colourful landscapes, upbeat and a chirpy soundtrack are all in place for what should be an interesting title, which includes the voice talents of the FemShep herself; Jennifer Hale.

Deep Down by Capcom could be described as the lovechild of Demon Souls and Dragons Dogma. Not much of this title was shown, bar an impressive looking cutscene showing a fantasy setting where knights and mages were going up against massive dragons in gothic locations. This had us all getting very excited, then it ended just as quickly as my turn on Demon Souls does :( Damn you Capcom with your sexy looking very short teaser trailers.

Next up we have a title which no-one has really really heard of. It Goes by the name of Destiny and is by a unknown company new to sci fi FPS’s who call themselves Bungie. This title is again going to be multi-generation so let’s keep fingers crossed that it’s not going to be another lazy port. Bungie have advised that we will have seen nothing like this title before and as fans of their existing work we’re getting extremely excited to see this ever evolving FPS when it hits our consoles at the end of the year. As mentioned previously, we are near completion of the Destiny post we have mentioned prior to this, however, as with the gaming world inside the title itself, the post itself is constantly evolving :)

Going back to fantasy lands now for our final titles in the round up of PS4 reveals, despite them all being set in fantasy lands with sprawling landscapes and quality character designs, they are all very different types of RPG.

First off we have The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We have covered this title briefly before as, being massive RPG fans here at G.E.E.K, we are very excited to see Geralt’s epic climax to The Witcher series. Despite the second Witcher title being very well recieved on both PC and Console, the developer’s CD Projekt Red were unhappy with the lack of open world exploration and character development. With this in mind, they have now crafted an open world to be proud of, branching out character development and a conclusion to this epic series of RPG’s.

Next we have another tiny title which very few gamers know or care about- Blizzard’s Diablo 3. Now the Diablo series will always be close to our hearts as we have played them constantly over the years and still love going back to them. They defined a genre, amassed a huge following, then delivered us a very average 3rd title. Now don’t get us wrong, it could have been better, but it also could have been a lot worse. They just toyed with our emotions for a few years, promising the world, then released a buggy as hell title and left us to it. Thankfully they seemed to have made some ammendments to this title and changed the UI for the console players. So we shall be interested to see how this one plays out later on in the year.

Finally we have another franchise which has been through the grinder, yet always comes up smelling of roses (or other flowers being sold by a lovely lady in Midgar)- Final Fantasy. Now this was just a quick mention as they are going to be showing us at E3 which title they’re working on, but it’s been confirmed that it’s not FF13 Versus, which, let’s be honest, is now looking as likely as a FF VII remake.

So there’s the round up. Sound off in the comments below and let us know which ones you’re looking forward to and follow our page to get more in depth info on each game in the coming weeks.