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Month: June 2009

DEADPOOL isn’t gonna suck…r-r-right?

After the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, some way, some how, a Deadpool movie was greenlit.

While I love the merc-with-a-mouth, I think it’s safe to say that the Deadpool we saw there was NOT the Deadpool we comic fans know and love.

Well, rest somewhat assured, as Ryan Reynolds, who is scheduled to reprise his role as the red-masked assassin, is doing his best to ensure that the movie meets up to the fan’s standards.

Here’s what he had to say on the project:

Well, I’m intimately involved with it. We’re just trying to break a story right now and figure out who the villain is going to be and all that stuff. But, it’s going to be just like the comic books. I’m gonna have a messed up face and you may see some flashbacks of Wade earlier in his life, but primarily what you see is what you get in the comics and that’s the goal. And there is no better place to draw material from then the comics which are incredible.

I must admit, I enjoyed Reynolds as Deadpool in the opening sequences of the film, so let’s all hope he isn’t blowing smoke, and this movie rocks as hard as we nerds know it can.

Original Post: Ryan Reynolds Makes Deadpool Promises – Cinematical.

UNCHARTED 2 Rocks Sony’s E3 Presser!

Much like yesterday’s Microsoft Press Conference, Sony’s press conference was a verifiable rollercoaster ride, with surprises a plenty.

One of the games we knew about going in was Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

But I don’t think we expected it to rock this much.  The Official Trailer is embedded above, and I think it’s safe to say that for me, this game has gone from one that I was VERY interested in, to DAY FREAKING ONE.

The mixture of fun characters, running-jumping-shooting action, and *gasp* it’s in somewhere OTHER than a jungle makes me super excited. Hope you dig it too.

Project Natal: Blows Minds, Leaves People Confused

Arguably the Bell of the Ball at E3 already (and that’s before the Expo has officially started), Microsoft blew minds yesterday with their unveiling of Project Natal.

Project Natal is the code name for their long rumored motion controller, designed to compete directly with Nintendo’s Wii-mote technology.  Except for, if the tech demo below is any indication of real world use….they’re going to blow it away.

I use no hyperbole in saying that if Microsoft delivers on the technology as demonstrated here, the future is now.  But two barriers stand in their way…delivering on the hype, and pricing it appropriately.

Sure, Microsoft can worm their way into my heart with their excellent musical selection (that’s Los Campesinos, btw), but if this controller is priced at the rumored $200 point when it hits in 2010, this may be a whole lot of awesome tech with very few people around to impress.

For an example of how this could seriously redefine tech, look no further than the Milo demo, created by Peter Molyneux.  Long known for changing the way we interact with gaming characters…what if the character was…real?   This proof-of-concept video is equally enthralling and haunting.

Your thoughts on the Natal?  Is it Microsoft’s big thing? Or a big bust? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Giveaway-O-Rama: THE STRAIN by Guillermo Del Toro!


Today, Guillermo Del Toro’s novel The Strain, the first part of his urban vampire trilogy, hits shelves.

And, wouldn’t you know it, your ol’ buddy Marty is feeling kind.  I’m so excited about this, that I’m willing to give you, loyal Blast-O-Rama readers, a copy of this book!

Here’s the deal.  Leave a comment on this post, and be sure to put your e-mail.  I’ll randomly choose two winners to get a copy of the book, and e-mail you for your details.

Update, June 2nd, 5:50pm: I’m really excited to see all of you guys entering. To clarify, I’ll be selecting using this Random Number Picker, to ensure that the selections are completely random.

The contest will end on June 9th at midnight (US Residents only, sorry!), so get to leaving your details! This post will remain stickied at the top until then, so you don’t forget!

Update, June 9th, 9am: Congrats to our Winners Jason and JCVD!