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Kinectimals with Bears!

Not quite sure where Microsoft is going with this one…

This Week in 3D (March 22nd, 2011)

Hey Boo Boo, what 3D flick stars Dan Aykryod and Justin Timberlake and is a complete train wreck? It doesn’t take the smarts of an above average bear to figure out Yogi Bear is the lone Blu-Ray 3D release this week. It’s on sale this week at Amazon for $29.99, but even at that price you might want to think twice and invest those 3D dollars towards a Nintendo 3DS.

Speaking of which, 3D gaming gets a huge push this week with the release of Nintendo’s 3D super handheld, and with over 15 launch titles, gamers have a lot to be excited about. Instead of posting images for every single release, you can check out the full list on Amazon by clicking this link. Frugal gamers take note – Toys R Us is running a Buy One Get One 50 percent off sale starting this Sunday.

PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 owners also have a big 3D release this week – Crysis 2 ships to retail fully 3D enabled. The verdict is still out on this futuristic shooter, but it’s PSN 3D demo is extremely underwhelming.

What 3D movies/games do you plan to pick up this week? Leave a comment below and remember, friends don’t let other friends buy Yogi Bear 3D.

Dead Island – Late 90s Edition Trailer

Remember the late 90s? The Dreamcast was the hottest thing on the block, techno was king, and every game trailer featured Rob Zombie’s Dragula as it’s soundtrack…

I'm Holding Out for the Sequel - Dead Peninsula

With that theme, we’ve decided to make our own cut of the oh so popular Dead Island trailer that took the Internet by storm last week. Two times the speed, in reverse, toon shading, and of course – Dragula. Enjoy!

Original trailer source: IGN

Pat Robertson Upset Over Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

700 Club founder Pat Robertson has voiced his displeasure with Capcom’s latest brawlfest Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. “Capcom has purposely ignored our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in their final lineup of fighters” Pat continued during a recent rant “Why is the fate of two worlds in the hands of second rate gods like Thor and Amaterasu when it’s obvious Jesus should have been made playable?”

When asked to comment, Thor, the god of thunder, only had this to say “Jesus? We cool.”

Capcom has decided to honor Robertson’s demands and will include Jesus in an upcoming DLC pack. Capcom wouldn’t comment on which version of Jesus would be playable, but early production work indicates 3D Jesus will at least be an alternative costume.

* WORK IN PROGRESS

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is now available for the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.

Here Lies Guitar Hero… 2005 – 2011

Activision announced its plans to put the Guitar Hero franchise out to pasture, a move that will put over 500 of the publisher’s employees out of work.

Once the belle of the ball, the Guitar Hero franchise has continued to disappoint sale projections but a complete cancellation of a franchise is a real eye-opener for the rest of the video game industry.

No word yet if this means the complete death for the other Hero games, but if you were waiting for a Accordion Hero expansion you probably shouldn’t hold your breath.

NEVER FORGET

Activision acquired RedOctane and the Guitar Hero rights back in 2006, since then the franchise has gone on to sell millions of plastic guitars that are now officially video game orphans.

Will the music genre ever bounce back? Leave a comment with your thoughts!

Marvel Vs Capcom 3’s Missing Crew (Marvel Edition)

With almost 40 playable characters, Capcom is obviously trying its hardest to pack as many virtual brawlers as possible in its upcoming fighter mega-mix, Marvel Vs Capcom 3. While we completely appreciate the company’s efforts, there is always room for improvement.

This super nerd post is a listing of our 5 favorite Marvel characters that are suspiciously missing in action. We’re trying to go original here, so only characters that have not appeared in a Versus title qualify for this list.

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Hawkeye – With a rumored upcoming appearance in this summer’s Thor flick and a co-starring role in next year’s Avengers, Clint Barton A.K.A. Hawkeye should have been a lock in for Marvel Vs Capcom 3. This O.G. Avenger’s moves would have been easy to implement – there’s always room for projectile sluggers in Capcom’s over-the-top fighting games.

Hawkeye’s special move? A barrage of explosive arrows is the easy pick, but maybe a few signature trick arrows would be better fan service. A Ronin skin swap would just be icing on the cake.

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Daredevil – The man without fear would be a perfect fit for the Marvel Vs Capcom universe. A master of hand-to-hand combat, Daredevil could also carry his custom built billy club that screams 40 hit combo! Daredevil’s special move should highlight the fact that our hero is blind – maybe a lights-out “justice is blind” combo?

Matt Murdock deserves a spot – maybe a Pheonix Wright Versus Matt Murdock court room battle is in order?

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Kingpin – The Versus games always seem to be lacking in the villain department, and who better to fill the baddie void then larger-than-life Wilson Fisk A.K.A The Kingpin. A nemesis to both Spider-man and Daredevil, Kingpin’s size and girth would work well in the world of medium sized grapplers.

Kingpin may not sport any real “super” powers, but his huge hands could be force to be reckoned with in close quarters.

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Black Widow – Another M.I.A. Avenger, the Black Widow should have spun her way into the Versus universe a long time ago. Natalia Romanova has been a long time staple of the Marvel comic world and with a recent silver screen spot in Iron Man 2, she’s the fem fatale fan boys have been clamoring for.

Another martial arts master, Widow could use her brawn and brains to take opponents down. Maybe Natalia deserves a leg heavy grapple for a finishing move?

Oh, and including the Widow on this list gives us a reason to post a pic of the amazingly hot Scarlett Johansen…

Wow Wa Wee Wa!

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Norman Osborn – This is a no-brainer. The original Green Goblin, Norman Osborn is the ultimate villain that is literally howling to be included in the Versus series. Pumpkin bombs, the goblin glider – Mr. Osborn’s arsenal is both impressive and deadly.

If anyone deserves a spot as the next DLC character, the Green Goblin needs to be at the top of Capcom’s list. A Spidey versus Green Menace grudge match would just be dreamy.

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And that was the first edition of The Forgotten Few – Marvel Vs Capcom 3’s Missing Crew. Check back next week for our thoughts on the Capcom side of the roster – the NES, PlayStation, Dreamcast and Handheld eras will all be well represented.

Have your own Marvel brawler that didn’t make the list? Chime in with a comment and let your voice be heard!

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