donderdag, maart 25, 2010

Gladiators vs werewolves

The Hunt. The Trap. The Games.

AD 160. The Romans occupy Britain, and the great Hadrian's Wall divides the land, built to keep back the northern warrior tribes, and something far more dangerous; a clan of savage wolf-like creatures which roam the lowlands.

Word reaches Governor Flavius that the Emperor has decreed that new, more fearsome beasts should be captured for the games. The ambitious Governor, having heard rumours of the fierce wolf-beasts beyond the great wall, senses an opportunity to win favour with the Emperor and even a place in the senate.

The heroic Centurian, Titus, is tasked with hunting and trapping the wolf-creatures. Titus and his legionaries track the beasts to their mountain lair and discover a warrior clan who transform at will into mighty, armour clad werewolves. In a fierce battle, the beasts slaughter half of the legionaries. Titus and his surviving men escape and ensnare the pursuing werewolves.

The Governor is delighted he has his prized new fighting savages, but Titus realizes that anyone bitten by a werewolf is cursed to become one of their kind. He warns the Governor that the werewolves pose a grave threat if they increase their numbers. Titus's reward for challenging the Governor is to be stripped of his rank and thrown into the arena where the beasts' savagery will be tested.

Excited spectators cram the amphitheatre. Titus and the land's best gladiators are pitted against the ferocious werewolves, but the beasts are powerful and smart. For every two fighters they slay, they leave one wounded and alive. Titus's fears are confirmed; the werewolves are building an army. The final day of the games will be a blood and thunder battle, more savage than any Roman has seen or experienced before.

Movie title: Gladiators vs Werewolves - Edge Of Empire
Writen/Directed by: Rob Green
Country: UK
Release: in development (to be filmed in 2010)

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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.


WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA'HOOLE - THE VIDEOGAME

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces that Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole - The Videogame will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ in September 2010 in conjunction with the release of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. The highly anticipated 3D fantasy family adventure film is from Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, and will be released on October 15.

The game invites kids and fans of the film and the popular Guardians of Ga’Hoole book series to join an unlikely band of heroes as they take on the role of a Guardian, a winged warrior and protector of the owl world, in an epic story of good versus evil. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole - The Videogame allows players to customise and control their owl on a thrilling journey across mythic terrains.

“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole - The Videogame gives players a fun, new gameplay experience capturing the excitement of owl fight and flight with intuitive and smooth controls,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Players will be able to do much more than fly, as they race, attack and grow their abilities for a more immersive experience throughout the expansive environments beautifully depicted in the game.”

Based on the film directed by Zack Snyder and the bestselling book series by author Kathryn Lasky, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole - The Videogame is being developed for Wii™, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft by Krome Studios and for Nintendo DS™ by Tantalus Media.


About Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole:
Marking the animation debut of director Zack Snyder, the fantasy family adventure “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” follows Soren, a young owl who dreams of someday joining his heroes, the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” Zack Snyder is directing

“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” from a screenplay by Emil Stern and John Orloff, based on the Guardians of Ga’Hoole novels by Kathryn Lasky. The film is being produced by Zareh Nalbandian, with Donald De Line, Deborah Snyder, Lionel Wigram, Chris DeFaria, Kathryn Lasky and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” features the voices of Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Deborra-Lee Furness, Ryan Kwanten, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham. The film opens nationwide in theatres and IMAX on September 24, 2010. It will be presented in 3D and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

http://www.legendoftheguardians.com/

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SCI-FI-LONDON 2010 to showcase Starcraft 2

SCI-FI-LONDON 2010 confirms Blizzard Entertainment as official games sponsor

SCI-FI-LONDON today announced that Blizzard Entertainment will be the official games sponsor for this year’s SCI-FI-LONDON - the UK’s premier science-fiction and fantastic film festival which will run from 28th April – 3rd May 2010 at the Apollo cinema Piccadilly Circus.

At this event, Blizzard Entertainment will showcase its highly anticipated real-time strategy game, StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™. StarCraft II will combine lightning-fast action with cinematic storytelling, presenting a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in Blizzard Entertainment's gritty sci-fi setting. Blizzard Entertainment is currently holding a multiplayer beta test of StarCraft II for players around the world, and festival attendees will have an opportunity to try the beta test for themselves during the event.

Festival director Louis Savy said: "Every year we aim to bring the vanguard of global sci-fi to a dedicated audience of UK film fans. StarCraft definitely rates as one of most recognised science-fiction game series in the world, and we’re delighted that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be presented alongside our programme of movies and events.

As a company of science fiction and fantasy buffs, we're working hard to provide a compelling gameplay experience and tell an epic story with StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “SCI-FI-LONDON is a unique opportunity for us to present StarCraft II to an audience of people who share our passion, and we’re excited to be participating."

Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is scheduled to launch in mid 2010. For more details on the game, visit the official website at http://www.starcraft2.com/.

Further information regarding the presentation of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty at SCI-FI-LONDON film festival will be forthcoming at http://www.sci-fi-london.com/ in the weeks leading up to the event.


About SCI-FI-LONDON:
SCI-FI-LONDON, now in its 9th year, is the UK's premier dedicated sci-fi and fantasy film festival. It screens world and UK film premieres, documentaries and a selection of classic sci-fi titles. SCI-FI-LONDON also has a strong international shorts programme and screens a short film with every feature screening. It also holds a film school and filmmaking competitions to encourage more science fiction films to be made in the UK - http://www.sci-fi-london.com/

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woensdag, maart 24, 2010

Remnants of Skystone (steampunk MMO)


Explore the Steampunk world of Remnants of Skystone, a newly-launched Platformer MMO

Flipline Studios announced the launch of Remnants of Skystone, a browser-based MMO that blends 2D platforming gameplay, sprawling single-player worlds, and cooperative multiplayer action set within a Steampunk world.

In Remnants of Skystone, players can choose to play as one of three distinct classes — the jetpack-wearing Aeronauts, the agile Ferrics, or the rope-swinging Crags — and will explore areas on the Ground with 2D, side-scrolling, platforming gameplay. Main missions and quests are undertaken in single-player gameplay, and players can team up with others in Co-op Trailblazing missions that change weekly. Spoils from missions can be used to decorate the players' personal housing called Floats, where other players can visit and socialize. Players can also visit the central floating city of Nidaria to meet up with other players, take on missions and quests, and shop for new clothing, furniture, or restoratives.

Main Features:

• Free to play, browser-based game
• 2D, side-scrolling, platforming adventure with single-player and multi-player gameplay
• 3 Playable classes with unique moves and attacks
• 100+ Quests and Missions
• Steampunk-themed world
• Explore the game world across massive maps
• Weekly multi-player co-op missions
• Design and furnish your own floating house
• Nidarian Guard membership available to gain extra moves, quests, and features

Remnants of Skystone launches exclusively on Kongregate, and can be played online at www.kongregate.com/skystone

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vrijdag, maart 05, 2010

Zombie Bar


Muséum Night Fever Samedi 6 mars

Créé pour Muséum Night Fever, le “Zombie Bar” va secouer vos papilles gustatives! Une armée de serveurs d’outre-tombe vous y fera déguster les mets les plus inquiétants: doigts sanguinolents, toasts de viande humaine, coulis de cervelle, blattes farcies sur lit de fourmis... Un doux festin à agrémenter d’une bière fantastique: Malheur 10, Cuvée des Trolls, Mort Subite... Un projet des stagiaires en horeca de Molenbeek Formation. toutes les infos sur http://www.museumnightfever.be/
Le musée et le zombie bar seron ouvert aussi le dimanche 7 mars de 14 à 17 heures........

Musée d'Art Fantastique de Bruxelles
ouvert de mai à septembre - les samedis et dimanches de 14 à 17h
http://www.maisonbizarre.be/
+32 (0) 475.41.29.18

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donderdag, maart 04, 2010

Full Metal Alchemist - Brotherhood (PSP)


'FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD' BRINGS THE HIT ANIME TO PSP® IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Battle Action Game Based on One of Japan's Top-selling Anime and Manga Franchises Coming to PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) Across Europe Summer 2010

CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 4 March 2010 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced the forthcoming arrival of Japan’s hit Fullmetal Alchemist franchise on PSP® in Europe, with Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood scheduled for launch across EMEA this coming summer 2010.

For the first time PSP gamers in Europe and beyond will get their hands on the battle action game based on the smash hit Japanese anime and manga. Created by Hiromu Arakawa and first published in Japan by Monthly Shonen Gangan in 2001, Fullmetal Alchemist has secured itself a top five position in Japan’s incredibly vibrant and competitive manga scene, spawning multiple anime series and a length feature film. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is based on the most recent 2009 anime series of the same name, critically lauded as the most faithful so far to the spirit of the original manga.

The story of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood follows the adventures of the Elric brothers, two young alchemists cursed after an ill-fated attempt to bring their mother back from the dead during which Edward suffered the horrifying loss of a leg and arm while Alphonse’s soul was ensnared in a medieval suit of armour. Driven by their strong relationship and remarkable skills they begin a new, battle-packed adventure on the trail of the philosopher’s stone. Only the stone has the power to restore their bodies. This time they’re fighting for more than just their lives.

The game’s Adventure Mode lets players live the adventure of the Elric brothers as they strive to foil a foul plot and take on other powerful alchemists in battles to the death. The game features a host of additional customisable playable characters with points earned in battle used to upgrade their special powers and abilities.

In Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood the fights go down in a series of different battle arenas where players can flex their spectacular alchemist abilities, use the terrain’s topography strategically to gain the upper hand, and judiciously launch special Combination Attacks with their battle partner to turn the tide of battle. The Multiplayer Mode lets between two and four players co-operate or fight against each other via ad hoc wi-fi to find out once and for all who has the most powerful alchemy of all at their fingertips.

For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe and its entire line up of games please visit
www.namcobandaigames.eu.

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light


CRYSTAL DYNAMICS ANNOUNCE NEW LARA CROFT ADVENTURE LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – March 4, 2010 – Crystal Dynamics™, a part of Square Enix Europe, today announced Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light™, a new game developed by Crystal Dynamics, which will be released via digital download in 2010.

This is a really exciting project for Crystal Dynamics, we have created something completely new and very different to what people might be expecting,” said Darrell Gallagher, General Manager of Crystal Dynamics. “Lara Croft is such an iconic character in videogames, with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light we have created what we believe is a truly original digital experience.

Crystal Dynamics is an award-winning studio located in San Francisco. Founded in 1992, the studio has created and developed key game franchises such as: Legacy of Kain™, Pandemonium™, Gex™ and most recently the Tomb Raider™ series.

For more information visit http://www.laracroftandtheguardianoflight.com/ or follow us on Twitter and Facebook - @Crystaldynamics – Facebook.com/LaraCroft

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Clover: A Curious Tale

Clover: A Curious Tale – Now Available Completely Free!

Despite being available to purchase for the meagre sum of £5.99/€6.99/$9.99 through GamersGate, GetGames and Blitz1UP.com (with more to be announced), players can now perform the equivalent of stealing a sleeping tramp’s shoes by downloading any one of the COMPLETELY FREE pirate copies of Binary Tweed’s Clover: A Curious Tale now floating around the internet.

A free demo of Clover: A Curious Tale (released yesterday) can be downloaded from http://tr.im/cloverdemo, for those old-fashioned consumers who are still worried about both the abstract capitalist construct of money and the frankly ridiculous notion of intellectual property.

I thought having a free demo available at CloverACT.com was pretty neat, but to find we’ve got all these extra distribution partners that we didn’t even know about helping to spread the game is just great,” commented Binary Tweed head honcho Deejay, adding “it’s touching to think that whilst these people could be saving the masses money by illegally distributing AAA full-price blockbusters, they’ve taken the time and care to rip off a budget indie title.”

Players hell-bent on handing over their meaningless tokens of value at a growing number of outlets can purchase the game right now from outlets including GamersGate, GetGames and Blitz1UP.com, with at least four more partners in the pipeline.

Regardless of whether they pay or not, players can expect:
• Hours of puzzle-solving, the likes of which not seen since the Dizzy series
• An adventure taken at the player’s own pace – no lives, health bars or continues
• Over 175Mb of hand-crafted watercolour artwork
• 30+ minutes of original and re-arranged piano soundtrack
• Side quest leading to one of four playable epilogues
• Unlockable artwork gallery

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K55 Heavy Armored Car


K55 Garford-Putilov Heavy Armoured Car
Built on an American Garford truck chassis and armed with three Maxim machineguns and one 76.2mm gun, it was capable of knocking out a tank. Used by the Red Army in the RCW and occasionally captured (and used) by its opponents, one even turned up in Freikorps hands in post-war Germany.
(1:55th scale armoured vehicle)
Website/Order

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Stripbeurs Breda

GROTE NAMEN OP STRIPBEURS BREDA
Weergaloos programma bekendgemaakt

Op 6 en 7 maart wordt in het Racketcentrum in Breda opnieuw de grootste stripbeurs van Nederland georganiseerd. Voor de editie van dit jaar komen de grootste namen uit de stripwereld naar Breda. Stripmakers die hun komst hebben bevestigd zijn o.a.: Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Achdé (Lucky Luke), Romano Molenaar en Jorg de Vos (Storm), Henk Kuijpers (Franka), Mark Schultz (Dinosaurs and Cadillacs), Martin Lodewijk (Agent 327), Adi Granov (Iron Man), Paul Geerts (Suske en Wiske), Paul Renaud (Red Sonja), Mark Retera (Dirkjan), Barry Kitson (Batman), Carry Brugman (De Partners), Minck Oosterveer (Ronson Inc.) en Eric Heuvel (January Jones). Al deze auteurs zijn twee dagen aanwezig en zullen daar hun nieuwste uitgaves signeren.

ATTRACTIES
Naast de vele signeersessies en presentaties zijn er ook speciale attracties voor jong en oud. Zo tekenen stripmakers karikaturen bij 'Is dat mijn smoel', kunnen kinderen de fraaiste ruimteschepen knutselen bij 'Wie maakt het mooiste Star Wars voertuig?' zijn er twee indrukwekkende stripveilingen en worden de Nederlandse kampioenschappen 'Stripschaken' gehouden.

HAPPY HOUR
Het leukste programmaonderdeel is absoluut 'Happy Hour voor kinderen'. Hierbij mogen kinderen ongehinderd voorkruipen bij de lange rij wachtenden, om zo een tekening van hun favoriete stripmaker te bemachtigen. Voor kinderen komt trouwens ook het Suske en Wiske springkasteel naar Breda en is er op beide dagen een professionele schminkploeg o.l.v. Saskia de Wit aanwezig.

NIEUWE UITGAVES
Tijdens de beurs worden er ook veel nieuwe uitgaves gepresenteerd zoals deel 25 van Storm, een speciale comic van Hellboy, nieuwe delen uit de series De Partners en Ronson Inc, deel 3 uit de serie Red Sonja en het fotoboek Draw and Shoot - waarvoor meer dan 70 stripmakers uit Nederland zijn geportretteerd.

INTERNATIONALE BEKENDHEID
Stripbeurs Breda is inmiddels een begrip binnen de Internationale stripgemeenschap. Vandaar dat er veel gasten en bezoekers uit binnen- en buitenland hun weg naar Breda zullen vinden. Meer dan 200 auteurs en 150 standhouders, waaronder Eppo Stripblad, Uitgeverij Standaard, Silvester, Glenat en Casterman, staan weer garant voor een weergaloos evenement.

FEESTELIJKE OPENING
De opening van de stripbeurs wordt op zaterdag 6 maart om 10.00 uur gedaan door wethouder Willemse van Breda. Daarna gaan de deuren open en kan men beide dagen van 10.00 tot 17.00 uur genieten van alle striphelden en hun makers.

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