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  • 21Jul

    Sam Raimi will direct upcoming Warcraft movie

    Kicking off the major Comic-Con news before it even starts, Blizzard makes a huge announcement under the radar. Blizzard and Legendary Pictures have announced that Sam Raimi is signed on to direct a major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft universe. Raimi previously directed the Spider-Man trilogy The Evil Dead and most recently, Drag Me to Hell. “At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story,” said Raimi. “I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen.” “Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures have a shared vision for this film and we searched at length to find the very best director to bring that vision to life,” said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. “From our first conversation with Sam, we could tell he was the perfect choice. Sam knows how to simultaneously satisfy the enthusiasts and the

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  • 21Jul

    Viz bringing out new Miyazaki goodies!

    Viz has announced they will be publishing the memoirs of Hayao Miyazaki! The book “Starting Point: 1979 – 1996″ contains essays, notes, concept sketches, and interviews with Miyazaki and also some interviews conducted by him. The book covers from early childhood and the first half of his career, including the makings of some of the movies we all know and love, as well as the launch of Studio Ghibli. There is also a foreword by John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Walt Disney and close friend of Miyazaki’s. John has been responsible for overseeing the English language dubbing of Miyazaki’s films, as well as being executive producer for their American releases. Vice President from Viz Media, Gonzalo Ferreyra had this to say about the books release: “Hayao Miyazaki is known and loved around the world for his imaginative films that continue to delight children and adults,” says

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  • 21Jul

    Hardy Boys – Treasure on the Tracks – Trailer!

    Pack your bags! The Hardy Boys head to Europe this September to try to unlock an ancient mystery on the Royal Express. Bring along your Nintendo DS and help them sneak through train cars, interrogate suspects, solve puzzles, and even team up with a spy! Here’s a sneak peak – brought to yo uby Her Interactive. Follow

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  • 21Jul

    Viz Anime Comes to Hulu

    Big announcements came from Viz Media today as they announced three extremely popular anime series are now available on Hulu.com. The long running and extremely popular series about a girl who can travel between worlds via the well in her yard and the demon she frees from a cursed arrow, INUYASHA, joins the broadcasting internet phenomenon today. INUYASHA is by far the most well-known of Rumiko Takahashi’s works. Based on the 56 volume manga that ran from November 1996 until June of 2008, the 167 episode anime will begin its Hulu streaming today with the first 32 episodes available. Each week more episodes will be added to the online catalogue. Also coming to Hulu this week are NANA, two girls who share the same name but come from completely different worlds, and Honey & Clover, a romantic comedy involving an art group and the girl who enters their world and

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  • 21Jul

    Marvel vs Capcom 2 the companion album

    Marvel vs Capcom 2 is an iconic game and to go with it, Capcom is releasing a free companion album with music from hip hop artists that were inspired by Capcom. Here is the video for The Grouch and Eligh’s track “Fight the Good Fight”: The soundtrack will feature more artists, such as, Talib Kweli, Raekwon, Hieroglyphics, E40, DJ Qbert, Planet Asia, MC Supernatural, Havoc from Mobb Deep, Oh No, DJ Toure and Random. If you are going to SDCC, Capcom “may or may not” have some copies to give away during their panel on Friday from 2:30-3:30 in Room 5AB . Follow

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  • 21Jul

    Zachary Quinto teams up with Archaia

    Zachery Quinto is no stranger to San Diego Comic Con. He’s a regular on Heroes panels, and then the craziness of Star Trek. Now he comes back with Before the Door Pictures announcing a partnership with Archaia. “As a company passionate about telling unique stories, we’re thrilled to be doing that on our projects with Archaia,” said Quinto. “I’ve been immersed in the comic book world through my work as an actor, and it feels fitting that Corey, Neal and I are diving even further into it as producers. It’s my third year in a row at Comic-Con—Sylar, Spock and now Archaia.” “I second Zachary, and add that, as a lifelong comic book fan myself, our writers are telling some awesome tales,” hinted Moosa. “We can’t wait to share them.” The panel is Saturday, July 25 at 5:30pm in Room 5AB. If you can’t make the panel check out www.Archaia.com

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  • 21Jul

    Clickgamer Releases Zombies vs. Sheep for the iPhone/iPod Touch

    Yes! Developers have heard our voices! Clickgamer and studio radiolaris have brought Zombies to the iPhone/iPod Touch! Zombies vs. Sheep is a frenetic tap-to-shoot game set in a Mexican-themed shooting gallery. Your mission: Protect the sheep from incoming waves of zombies. As the evening gets darker you will face more and stronger enemies. You are the last hope of the sheep. The gameplay is simple, you just have to shoot the zombies while moving your sheep to collect coins and avoid falling bats and flaming skulls! To move your ship simply tilt the phone, shoot by tapping the enemies and reload by quickly flicking the phone in any direction. The game is played in survival mode and features 10 levels of increasing difficulty. You will face numerous different enemies and three epic boss fights. And, you can upgrade your sheep too! Is your sheep is too slow? Did you run

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  • 21Jul

    WorldWinner to Develop Plants Vs. Zombies Cash Competition

    Get Ready to Battle Zombies for Cash and Prizes in Skill-Based Version of PopCap’s Newest Strategy Game WorldWinner announced today that it will develop a cash game version of PopCap’s critically-acclaimed Plants vs. Zombies (one of the bestest games ever!). The fastest-selling game in PopCap’s history, Plants vs. Zombies is a new game in which more than two dozen types of zany zombies attempt to invade players’ homes, and the only defense is zombie-zapping plant life positioned in the front yard. Using peashooters, wall-nuts and cherry bombs (and more than 40 other kinds of specialized zombie-combating flora), players attempt to stop legions of zombies before they reach the front door. Each zombie is equipped with special skills, challenging players to think on their feet and act quickly – all while overcoming additional challenges like a setting sun, creeping fog and a swimming pool. Beginning in early 2010, WorldWinner players will

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  • 21Jul

    Arkadium Expands Their Reach and Relaunches GreatDayGames.com

    On the heels of their acquisition of competitor site, Advergame.com, Arkadium, a premium provider of game solutions for the advergame and casual game markets, today announced the relaunch of their gaming portal, GreatDayGames.com. This comes at a key time for Arkadium as its network continues to thrive. The company serves more than 120 million page views each month within its game Arenas across some of the biggest sites online including ABC, AARP, ESPN, Classmates, CBS, Good Housekeeping, Lifetime, myYearbook, Publishers Clearing House, Cosmopolitan, Sony and many more. GreatDayGames.com, the first to rollout the new platform, will be followed by Publishers Clearing House’s PCHGames.com and many others in the coming months. “Arkadium is harnessing the under-tapped value of games as highly targeted branded experiences. While others in the industry are scampering to find new viable business models, we are taking this opportunity to own and expand on a space that has

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  • 21Jul

    Xbox 360 at Comic Con

    Microsoft has announced their SD Comic Con plans. They will have panels talking about their exclusive programming as well as what the new Xbox Live update will feature. “Comic-Con is the biggest pop culture event of the year. It’s the place where geeks can celebrate who they are and get sneak peeks at all the cool stuff coming out,” said Felicia Day, star and creator of “The Guild.” “I can’t wait to unveil season three of ‘The Guild’ and contribute to the excitement of what Xbox is bringing to the show. Xbox 360 is like the superhero of the living room, saving souls from mediocrity and boredom.” The Guild will be starting it’s third season on Xbox Live on August 25. The show is free to watch. New to Xbox Live is “Girls Go Geek” a show exclusive to Xbox Live where Amber MacArthur will “sit down with other girl

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