Music Monday – Aruarian Dance (Samurai Champloo) by Nujabes

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New Nintendo 2DS XL Announced

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On July 28, the “New Nintendo 2DS XL” makes its debut in North America at a suggested retail price of $149.99. New Nintendo 2DS XL will launch on the same day as two big new games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems: Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia. For those that don’t use the 3D functionality on Nintendo’s 3DS family of systems or have recently lost, damaged, or donated their 3DS, this is the perfect opportunity to dive back in. Check out the video below.

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The Ink Drop – New Comic Releases for 4/26/17

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It’s NEWWWWW COMIC DAY once again! Lots of great titles coming out this week. What are you trying to pull? Also, who do you think you are? Let us know in the comments below!

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Titans & Young Justice: Outsiders to Debut in 2018 on DC-Branded Digital Service

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After a lengthy drought, we’re finally hearing more about the live-action “Titans” series and the return of “Young Justice” from Warner Bros. What’s most interesting so far is that these projects will air on a DC focused digital streaming service.

Purely based on the attached art (above) that WB provided with the press release, it’s probably safe to say that “Titans” will be based on the legendary Marv Wolfman/George Perez era of the book. The series will be written by Akiva Goldsman (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Underground”), Geoff Johns (President & Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment; “The Flash,” “Arrow”) and Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”).

While little is known about the highly anticipated third season of “Young Justice” besides this new “Outsiders” subtitle, it’s easily the most attractive project from the fledgling streaming service. It also answers the question many fans had of where it will air as Cartoon Network infamously pulled the plug on the show years ago. Sam Register (“Teen Titans Go!,” “Justice League Action”) is executive producer of “Young Justice.” Brandon Vietti (“Batman: Under the Red Hood,” “Superman Doomsday”) and Greg Weisman (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Gargoyles”) are producers of the series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Emmy Award winner Phil Bourassa (“Young Justice,” “Justice League Dark,” “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract”) serves as the series’ art director.

For updates on these new series and the upcoming DC digital service, visit www.DCFanUpdates.com. More from us as it becomes available!

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Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle Trailer Debut

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Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle drops September 22nd.

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Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Details

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The rumors were true! Today, Capcom Unity broke the news about the upcoming Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite fighter. An accompanying trailer boasts a robust storyline featuring Marvel’s Ultron and Capcom’s Sigma teaming up to take down our heroes. Characters confirmed in today’s trailer:

  • Ultron
  • Hulk
  • Thor
  • Hawkeye
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Chun-Li
  • Strider Hiryu
  • Chris Redfield

What’s more, the game will come in three flavors: Standard, Deluxe (which boasts alternate costumes and a character pass for future DLC), and Collector’s Edition. The latter includes everything from the Deluxe Edition, but comes with replica Infinity Gems and four interlocking statues.

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite will be available on Playstation 4 and XBox One September 19th.

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The Raw Deal – 4/12/17

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Another day, another ‘Deal. Let’s roll!

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Illustrated Prose Novel from Sweden’s Best Illustrators and Concept Artists Available Worldwide in Fall 2017 (Dark Horse)

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PRESS RELEASE: Dark Horse and Charles Wood Publishing AB are excited to terrify more readers with The Dark North! Originally crowdfunded for publication in 2016, this illustrated prose-art book fusion features five unique tales ranging from Norse mythology to apocalyptic science fiction to fantasy.

Writer Martin Dunelind composes The Dark North’s five enthralling tales. The Dark North showcases artwork by Scandinavia’s leading illustrators and concept artists—including Peter Bergting (Baltimore: The Red Kingdom), Henrik Pettersson (concept artist on Minecraft at Mojang), Joakim Ericsson (concept artist at Starbreeze Studios), Magnus Olsson (Neotech RPG), and Lukas Thelin (Western RPG, Lone Wolf RPG). Lukas Thelin also creates the beautiful cover. With a foreword by author and filmmaker Clive Barker, this anthology is sure to delight and terrify any horror fan in equal measure.

Robert Henrysson—one of the instigators of The Dark North comments: “We set out to give the world a peek into the amazing Scandinavian art of science fiction, fantasy and horror, and when Dark Horse joined in we knew we had succeeded. We can’t wait to see the reader response!”

Praise for The Dark North:

“Everybody with the slightest interest in Nordic sci-fi and fantasy should check this out.”—Simon Stålenhag (Tales from the Loop)

“Like mythic art with a dark, Scandinavian flair? Check out The Dark North.”—Matt Forbeck (author and game designer)

“Swedish melancholy and talent in a massive book that I for one will devour.”—Jens Lapidus (Easy Money)

The Dark North goes on sale September 27, 2017, and is available for preorder on AmazonPenguin Random House, and Things From Another World.

 

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C2E2 2017 In Pictures

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Another year, another C2E2 is in the books. This time around, Ace Photographer Jonesy and the ever-lovin’ brown-eyed Matt “Oh God, My Back” Peters teamed up with Chicago Nerd Social Club to deliver the best shots from the show floor.

Find all the C2E2 pics on the CNSC Facebook page, and while you’re there, make sure to hit that like button for news and discounts on geeky events all over the Chicago area!

For pics of the crew having fun on the show floor and at the All Geeks Mortal Kombat afterparty, check out Matt’s Instagram!

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The Ink Drop – New Video Game Releases for 4/18/2017

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Here’s the Ink Drop for this week’s new game releases. We’ve got some surprisingly big releases for this time of year as we see the long-awaited remaster of Double Fine’s (LucasArts’ at the time) point and click classic. Speaking of classics, Capcom’s Disney Afternoon collection is being digitally released with those old favorites DuckTales, Talespin, Darkwing Duck and more. Unfortunately, the collection doesn’t feature the amazing remix of DuckTales by WayForward from a couple of years back. Seriously, that’s worth hunting down. Lastly, Telltale Games is back with their take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Just in time for the new movie, it’s already getting great feedback.

Take a look at this week’s full list, and chime in with what you’re checking out!

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