"Got my back to the wall, this is a rap, this is war, take a sabbatical, I battle anybody who want it." Game of Thrones is arguably one of the whitest shows going, but it's getting an official "mixtape" called Catch the Throne for free download, in which rappers sampling the show's soundtrack will create "songs that encourage and inspire listeners who may not have been immersed in the storylines to catch up on previous seasons of Game of Thrones using HBOGO." (Somehow I doubt there'll be one entitled "Pay for Premium Cable, Yo," but that does seem to be the subtext.)
"I sit and think when I'm in my zone, cuz life is like a game of thrones." Starting March 7th, you can download it for free. Will you?More >>
For us...appropriately...it's Tuesday.
(Yes, I can see where you'd think I'm overdoing this reference. But this is actually a Street Fighter movie parody. It won't get MORE appropriate)
And Jeebus, Jean-Claude Van Damme will just do ANYTHING now, huh?More >>
Via a non-embeddable trailer at Game Informer, and a DC All Access video that has apparently been removed by the user right after they sent me an email asking me to post it, comes a look at the new Arkham game, which initially seems to begin like The Dark Knight Rises, with an asthmatic, raspy metal voice I presume to be Bane and a crowded bridge. And in a touch I really wish had been left behind to the cinematic past, this Batman appears to have the magic disappearing black paint around his eyes.
(Andolini in comments below has posted an embeddable version, so just keep scrolling down to see)
Looks like a pretty epic scope, though. And you can drive the Batmobile...or play as Harley Quinn. Now, in TV news...More >>
The guy who traffics in "ironic" racism and obvious '80s references, the producer of Star Trek: Voyager, and the genius who's making science fun again walk into a TV Studio. Surprisingly, they come out with something that looks pretty good, though I guess in a way it plays to all three of their strengths - the original Carl Sagan Cosmos is an obvious '80s reference, it's an effects-heavy voyage through uncharted space, and it needs a smart guy to host and make it fun.
Keep reading for a first-look at the new Cosmos...More >>
You know what show could make for a really good video game? Supernatural. You could play as Dean or Sam Winchester, driving around the country in a badass Impala, stopping off in various small towns to battle demons, werewolves, shape-shifters and other creepy-crawlies. The show has an elaborate, twisty mythology, epic fight scenes and nine seasons-worth of crazy-ass monsters to choose from. But there is no Supernatural game, and as of this writing there's been no word that anybody is working on one.
Or how about Babylon 5, the classic, complex, cheap-o sci-fi saga celebrating its 20th anniversary this year? (I know. We are old.) Can you believe there has never been an official Babylon 5 game? The series ran for 5 very busy seasons, spawned spin-offs, TV movies, dozens of books and comics, and won shelves full of Hugos and Emmys. There's never been a Babylon 5 video game, though.
But hey, we did get a Grey's Anatomy game. Because somebody somewhere wanted to play that, I guess. Here's our list of some of the most unlikely games based on movies and TV shows. As you explore these bizarre games, remember: somebody made these instead of ever making a console title based on the Stargate TV franchise. (Three live-action series and a Saturday morning cartoon, and the best you're gonna get is some rinky-dink mobile game.)More >>
Like many of us, the WWE top brass figured on Guardians of the Galaxy being a big, popular movie. They're probably right.
Unlike the rest of us, they had a potential way to cash in, since one of their own, Batista, happens to be one of the leads in the movie. A cardinal rule of marketing your product is to try to reach new audiences, and Vince McMahon is always looking for a way to do that (while earning mainstream credibility as an entertainment company, he hopes), so of course he made a move to get Batista back in the ring, and into the WrestleMania main event. A similar approach had worked with the Rock two years running.
But this time, it has backfired. And there are many reasons why.More >>
Finally, a zombie apocalypse quest I could get behind.
The search for booze. But dammit, Daryl, you should know that a girl's first drink generally needs to be something fruity.
BTW, as a random footnote, if anyone wants to see the trailer for the Norman Reedus movie I was in, I found it on YouTube...More >>
All right, folks, we finally have a show we can all liveblog together.
My own comments will be added after the jump in real time. Yours, of course, will be in the comments section. I won't be starting until the actual show, but if y'all want to get started on the preshow, have at it.More >>
He does indeed look like the Flash. That's good.