Monday, 25 March 2013

Pepper Potts armours up in the new Iron Man 3 trailer

It's been a rumour for a while, but the new Iron Man trailer confirms that Pepper Potts will get her own Iron Man armour. Check out the TV spot below.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Review: Amazing Fantasy #15

Just the other day I got my hands on a new comic called Amazing Fantasy #15 from Marvel Comics, what I assume is a new line that I hadn't heard of until now. The reason I picked it up was out of curiosity for the fellow in pyjamas on the cover - the Spider-Man. Yes, I know what you're thinking - it's yet another new character Marvel's trying to push to get in a film and he'll probably be forgotten within a year. I actually disagree. I think this will go down in history as one of the worst comics of all time.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

DC launching comic based on 60's Batman show

Art: Jonathan Case
DC has announced that it will be expanding its digital-firsts series with the launch of Batman '66, a comic based on the Adam West-fronted TV show.

The new Pacific Rim image is crap

A new image from Guillermo del Toro's upcoming giant monster movie has been released, showing how the movie will deal with the aftermath of kaiju brawls.

Ryan Reynolds: Deadpool movie is 'almost NC-17'

It's been a while since we heard anything about the Deadpool film, but actor Ryan Reynolds says that the film is still in the works, and by the sounds of it won't be as lame as the Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

BBC releases new Doctor Who 'The Bells of St. John' teasers

The Doctor is soon to return to our screens in the second part of the seventh series, along with new companion Clara Oswald.

Google launches Google Keep, so you won't forget anything again

Google has launched a new product for Android and the web that lets you save notes on the fly, meaning you will never have to remember anything again. Well, maybe not.

This Hobbit hole bonsai is adorable

English artist Chris Guise has created a tiny work of genius, mixing a traditional Japanese plant with Middle-earth architecture.

Watch the Game of Thrones cast sing the theme tune

While on the red carpet for the premiere of the new season of Game of Thrones, the folks at MTV Geek decided they wanted some amusement/auditory torture, so they asked cast members to sing the opening theme tune.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

RIP Clive Burr, legendary Iron Maiden skinsman

I don't often cover music on my blog but I thought I needed to post this. My favourite band of all time is Iron Maiden, so I was utterly heartbroken to hear that Clive Burr, the band's drummer on the first three albums, passed away from his long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Burr was undoubtedly one of the best drummers in metal. You can't listen to songs like Innocent Exile, Phantom of the Opera and the iconic Run to the Hills without being blown away by his adept rhythm.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Marvel postpones digital comics giveaway after server overloads

Well, we can't say this wasn't predictable. Marvel has had to put off their generous promotion of 700 first issue digital comics through Comixology because of ridiculously high demand. People love free comics.

Marvel hasn't set a date for when they'll be giving the comics away again, but has said that people 'will get their comics'. Comixology CEO David Steinberger has advised fans to fill out this form if you're interested in updates regarding this.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Marvel is giving away comics, creating new shows and just what is Project Gamma?

There are lots of exciting things happening at the House of Ideas, according to Marvel's SXSW 2013 panel, including the publisher's plans to give away 700 comic books from tomorrow.

Marvel are powering ahead in their plans for digital innovation. The announced their plans for new online video content at their Marvel: House of Ideas panel in Austin, Texas. While they say that fans can currently get their fix of Marvel goodness from films, games and TV series, they have identified a gap in their market: online video.

Future architecture concept art

I work with some really talented artists and one of them has recently created these amazing images of familiar sci fi films, focusing on architecture.

There's Futurama, Blade Runner, Judge Dredd and Waterworld - all showcasing different kinds of futures, from retro-futurism to post-apocalyptic.

Check these great images out below.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Achtung! Cthulhu – Assault on the Mountains of Madness Confirmed

I can't resist posting news about tabletop Cthulhu gaming - this time it's Achtung! Cthulhu, which is currently having a very successful Kickstarter, reaching its goal of £8,000 in just 26 hours. Now publisher Modiphius Entertainment is gathering funding for a full campaign for the game called Assault on the Mountains of Madness, using stretch goals.

Monday, 4 March 2013

5 signs that a cyberpunk future is closer than we think

When you think cyberpunk, you think gargantuan cities made up of towering skyscrapers and peppered with buzzing neon, huge adverts flashing across the sky. You also think human augmentation - adding technology to our bodies in order to make life easier for us. This all might sound like science fiction, but we're actually not too far from a cyberpunk future, and here's why.