Showing posts from May, 2012

Injustice: Gods Among Us Trailer

A while back (in a post I can't find at the moment), I mentioned that Mortal Kombat was probably the coolest game I never wanted to play.  Decent fight mechanics backed by a cinematic story mode that was the best thing to hit fighting games ever, my biggest problem was the sheer dislike I had for the universe.

A universe I DO like, by the same studio responsible for MK9.  I don't usually do fighting games (that aren't 3D), but this game is the first thing to come out of DC Entertainment that I've legitimately believed to be a good idea.

A bit more from Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios.   Hopefully we'll hear more information (and less vague-ness) at E3.

Injustice: Gods Among Us drops in 2013.  Hopefully early 2013 so I can enjoy it with my friends before some of them graduate.

Nine Months Later: DCU Relaunch

This time a year ago, the comic book internet (which is, surprisingly, MUCH larger than you would expect it to be) had only one thing on it's mind: the relaunching of the DC Universe.  As anyone might predict, the reactions were varied. Obviously DC hoped it would be a tremendous success that would fix the comic book industry's problem of a rapidly aging, waning fan base.  They poured money into an ad campaign for television commercials(!), radio advertisements, and of course website banners.   This was a huge gamble--television ads aren't cheap, and while DC does have Warner Bros' bottomless pockets, there's no such thing as a company that enjoys wasting money.   DC could've been in huge trouble if things didn't pan out well. 

Now, a full year after the initial announcement, and nine months into the actual "new" DC Universe, it appears there was never any reason to panic.  While "The New 52" sales didn't knock anyone out of their s…

Song of the Week - Childish Gambino - Black Faces

I keep trying to get this guy out of my mp3 player.   Mission failed, though.  I see so much of Kanye in this guy, it's ridiculous.  He started out as a beat-maker, then moved on to raps.  He's got a lot of ego to him, but his raps display a genuine honesty that you can feel in every line.  His album took him from "Who?" to "Oh, THAT nigga" pretty rapidly.  Because he's a different kind of rapper than what we're used to, a lot of old head cats and hipster fans trying to like everything "street" don't want to co-sign and give the dude the respect he's owed, but that hasn't stopped him from getting more and more popular.

At this point I'm just hoping he proves me wrong and goes in a different direction from Kanyeezy, one that still lets me respect him as an artist and doesn't let him become a parody of himself.   Anyway, this post isn't about me, it's about another dope song from my current favorite artist, Childi…

Kingdoms of Amalur: Project Copernicus Trailer

I'm roughly 90 hours into Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and I'm still enjoying it quite a bit.  The game definitely has it's flaws--for instance, the world feels very static as a consequence of the game not changing based on the quests you complete.   There's also a distinct lack of skills to choose from, and only a few of the ones you're offered feel useful.   But I'm enjoying the setting, and true to their word, fighting is not a chore.  A sequel would only be a few better choices away from garnering them the same kind of huge fan base that older series have.

At any rate, fans knew after Reckoning the developers would be working on releasing their MMO, code named "Project Copernicus" but we hadn't seen anything new from them.  Worse, there were a number of rumors that 38 Studios wasn't quite able to pay their workers or the Rhode Island government they owed $75 million dollars to.  It was beginning to seem like this new company would be a &q…

The Arrow Trailer

So, if you haven't seen this by now, there's a pair of trailers out for the new CW series airing in the fall, The Arrow, about DC's emerald archer, the Green Arrow. One's more of a small teaser for the sake of getting people hyped:

And then the other is  a more traditional trailer designed to give people a good sense of what the series is about:

And then there's the actual series summary:

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, …

Song of the Week: The Palmer Squares - Bring the Bacon

First Song of the Week back on JiH.  Feels good, and I figured I might as well come back with another dope hip-hop track by the underground team The Palmer Squares.   Their EP, Spooky Language, just dropped Tuesday so go support them if you like this track.  It's a name your own price thing, but don't short-change them just because you can.

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Trailer

The history of rap as told by rappers.

With appearances from people that were the architects of hip-hop in their respective eras, this movie I didn't even know existed jumped past every movie I planned to see this summer and became my most anticipated film.  It's something I hope I can convince all my friends to go see but I'll definitely go solo should it come down to it.

Dreams of Justice

Okay, welcome back to blogspot, first off. I switched back because as nice as Weebly is if you're paying them and running a real website, as strictly a blogsite to me it leaves much to be desired. Now, with that out of the way, let's dive into today's topic:

So I saw Avengers on Friday night, and it was good. Like, very good. I enjoyed every minute of it, and I can't wait until it comes out on home video, so I can get it and have an Avengers movie night. The film itself sets the standard for not only comic book movies, but for all action movies in general going forward. So with that said, I'm going to need Warner Bros. and DC to stop screwing up.

The last time DC made a decent movie without the word "Bat" in it was somewhere around 1980 or 1978, depending on who you ask. Attempts to get other properties off the ground and into the public conscious have resulted in films that are at best mediocre, and at worst, worthy of Razzies. And as Marvel gets…