This is going to be one hell of a summer for geeks, especially considering we’ve got Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Godzilla coming up. In fact, Mark Wahlberg is so excited to be part of Transformers, he’s already proclaimed it will be “the biggest movie of 2014.”
Mike Judge, the creator of Beavis and Butthead, Office Space, and King of the Hill, is back with a goof on Silicon Valley, which is called, you guessed it, Silicon Valley. You may have seen the ads for it already, and it has the cast wearing black turtle necks, doing their best Steve Jobs poses.
No Hellboy doesn’t need any time off for a vacation, but he was given a day that celebrated the beloved graphic novel character’s twentieth anniversary, and Mike Mignola, who created Hellboy, couldn’t have been more thrilled.
These days, fans expect a sequel to a film to be at least as good as the first installment, forget about better than the original. And it looks like the latest Captain America film is at least as good, if not better, than the first.
The debate about the destructive qualities of games should continue for a long time. Many times when a national tragedy occurs, video games and violent movies are often blamed, and now a study claims that gaming can encourage racism.
There have been rumors and speculation about a sequel to Pacific Rim for quite some time, but the question has always been did the movie make enough money that a sequel would be a good investment? While reviews were mixed, the fans definitely liked the film, and maybe the cult of Pacific Rim would grow big enough that by the time a sequel would be ready, a whole new audience would possibly be waiting for it as well.
We recently reported that like Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg is interested is using drones as satellites to areas of the world without internet access. Now Facebook has bought the virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion, and not everybody’s happy about it.
Recently Funny or Die did a joke campaign about the Back to the Future hoverboard, and some actually believed this could be a reality. While it was a nicely executed joke, there is a new special that explores the possibilities of a real hoverboard, as well as the technology of Star Wars.
While the reviews for Divergent have been pretty lackluster, there’s little doubt it’s going to be a big hit at the box office. In fact, one major ticket buying site reports that 80% of advance sales are for Divergent’s opening weekend, with 93% of fans wanting to see it opening weekend.
So after many years of net rumors and speculations, Ghostbusters 3 is finally a go, and it’s being slated for a 2015 start. Yet after the passing of Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler, Ivan Reitman is stepping down from the director’s chair, because his heart just isn’t in it without Harold.
While it’s often hard to tell how the gaming market can do, we at TGD think this could be a strong year for games, even with the market’s often abrupt transition periods. And there may be more change in the air as gaming shifts from physical consoles to streaming.
While there’s no official word just yet, David Fincher, director of Fight Club and The Social Network, is up to helm the official Steve Jobs biopic, which will be released by Sony. Aaron Sorkin wrote the screenplay, and now reports are burning up the net as to who could play the title role.
While you can still buy actual physical cartridges of movies on DVD and BluRay, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the elimination of actual physical copies of content within the decade, as movies and games move more towards streaming. And reports now tell us that Apple and Comcast are currently working on a joint streaming venture as a way of revitalizing Apple TV.
We’re reporting this story with a little trepidation, and we’re not the only ones either. While many are afraid robots could take away their jobs, we writers have never been afraid of that, until now perhaps.
While Need For Speed didn’t take off at the box office, we’re still hoping there will be a big video game movie that will turn the genre around, and we think this could happen pretty soon. In fact, one movie that has a lot of promise, Splinter Cell, just secured a director, and he’s an interesting choice.
With gaming moving into streaming, it makes sense that a company like PlayStation could be getting into the original series game. In the console wars, the Xbox One has tried to branch beyond the hardcore gamers, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that PlayStation is about to launch its first series, Powers.
Who wouldn’t love to get paid for doing what they love, especially if it’s playing video games? Well, somebody has apparently been making a lot of money from playing games, a job many of us would love to have.
We often rant about shows and movies that are ruined by their endings, but this is preaching to the converted. Where Breaking Bad had a good finale, plans are in place for Game of Thrones to end well, and there may be movies as well.
We’ve written about this movie so many times, it’s getting ridiculous, but there is finally news from legitimate sources that tell us that Ghostbusters 3 may finally be shooting by early next year.
I think I’ve stepped into a Wal-Mart maybe once in my life, and I doubt I’m missing that much. I can’t vouch for their gaming selection, but there are now reports that Wal-Mart could be getting into the used game business, and this could really end up hurting Game Stop.