Fans of the long-running "Mortal Kombat" series of fighting/violent disembowelment games are about to experience a 3-D recreation of the undead warrior Scorpion that's guaranteed to rock them in a manner not unlike that of, say, a hurricane.
Due out in Japan this August, the figure features the hyper-detail and articulation associated with D-Arts' other Mega Man figures, along with mad-phat chrome armor with translucent parts, a jetpack, and plenty of fireepower.
After five films, the "Resident Evil" movies are moving towards what director, writer, and producer Paul W. S. Anderson is calling a "spectacular climax" for the series. "Resident Evil: Retribution," the latest movie based loosely on the Capcom video games ends as so many of the other entries in the series have--with a pyrotechnic, mind-boggling finale pushing its heroine Alice (Milla Jovovich) towards the next stage in her battle against the seemingly indefatigable Umbrella Corporation.
Anderson is the director behind "Event Horizon" whose first foray into video games to film was "Mortal Kombat" for New Line. But his bread and butter in recent years have been the "Resident Evil" movies. "The franchise is kind of coming full circle," Anderson told me by phone. "In a way, it's going right back to the first film and that's why you see the return of characters [from 2002's 'Resident Evil']." The conclusion represents the final steps of a formula, one that Anderson says is deceptively simple: you just put a big gun in the hands of a beautiful actress and the fans will keep coming back.
"Injustice: Gods Among Us" comes from the creators of "Mortal Kombat" and throws the DC Universe into an all out, no holds barred, Battle Royale. Adding to the excitement surrounding the launch, DC Collectibles has just revealed an all-new line of 3 3/4” action figures based on characters from the upcoming game. As you can see, Deathstroke and Green Arrow are on deck first.
Pac-Man is an icon of the video game world, but those pesky ghosts that chase him around are just as memorable. Now you can show everyone just how much you love Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde (or Sue) with this awesomely official multi-colored Pac-Man Ghost Lamp! Read More...
The giant scrap metal Transformers we showed you last year were awesome, but these geeky aluminum can sculptures are a whole different breed of scrap metal art, and they're absolutely brilliant. Created by Japanese artist Makaon, the sculptures depict all sorts of characters, including our pals from Toy Story, Batman, Star Wars, Pokemon and more. Head past the break for loads of photos!
If video games can't make themselves into great movies, at least they can fall back on becoming board games. It seems that hobby gaming publishers just can't resist the urge to draw from the digital domain, as we've already been treated these past few years to tabletop versions of "Resident Evil," "Gears of War," and "Uncharted." Let's not even get into the legion of non-licensed titles that draw heavy inspiration from video game aesthetics and play styles. Next spring, "Crysis" and "Bioshock: Infinite" are hoping to up the ante with their own cardboard implementations.