The day is coming! Daisuke Ishiwatari, the director the Guilty Gear series, has finally resolved the legal issues that kept him from the production of a new game. Ishiwatari told Gamasutra at TGS(Tokyo Game Show); “I’d be lying if I said there were no problems at all, but much of that has been cleared away since. There’s no impediment to making it now.”In the mean time fans everywhere will have to settle for the lovely BlazBlue franchise, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering it did carry over some of Guilty Gear’s features but it is its own game. Read the full interview here (more…)
If you’re not quite feeling that Halloween spirit, perhaps check out this video and listen to the perfect voice of Christopher Walken recite one of the spookiest stories of all time, The Raven.
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Once again The Walking Dead has managed to prove that a live action series based off of a comic book can in fact work! Season 2 of The Walking Dead continues to produce high ratings, with 7.3 million viewers tuning in for the seasons premier, breaking the previous seasons opening numbers by 2 million! Showing no sign of stagnation, AMC has opted to renew the series for a third season just days after its second episode aired.
The news is a welcome breath of fresh air, as there was much controversy surrounding the series in summer due to the sudden firing of series executive produce, writer and director Frank Darabont. Cast and crew alike were shocked at the sudden announcement a mere three days after Frank promoted the series at Comic-Con in San Diego. Reports from The Hollywood Reporter, suggest that AMC and Frank were in disagreement in regards to budget cuts made by the company. AMC opted to support their Emmy-magnet show, Mad Men, while undercutting their hit series by cutting $650,000 per episode from the series total budget.
With the second season already being considered a huge success, we can only hope that AMC will respect the show in regards to budget, and quality. However, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman had some words to ease the anxieties of its fans, “I can’t say how proud I am of the second season of the show. It’s better that season one in just about every possible way. While losing Frank on the show has been difficult, it has remained a ‘behind the scenes’ problem and will not, in any way, affect what you see on screen.”
Tonight, in a riveting change of a pace, yours truly was a guest on the DeLOL Show with Del Pullen! What is The DeLOL Show? It’s a fantastic local show that features local people, local artists and local talent and luckily, I was on hand to talk about our little site!
Amongst touching anecdotes about my driving (I drive GOOD, I swear!) and general comic goodness, there were tidbits on how IHOGeek got it’s start.
If you’re Dallas based, perhaps you know of a band that would like the exposure, if so drop The DeLOL Show an email!
In the wake of a long time friend finally diving into the Vampire Chronicles, I wondered briefly to myself if Anne Rice was working on anything new and was informed by said friend that she is to release a book entitled The Wolf Gift. Right away, I thought to myself, Holy shit, this is gonna be about werewolves!!!
The story follows Rueben Golding, a young reporter in San Fran, who is transformed by the bite of werewolf. Rumor has it this story will tie into the Mayfair/vampire world, so you can expect something phenomenal.
I’m so excited Anne is returning to horror and it seems like she is too. She posted this video on her YouTube account about the upcoming book so take a look and see what she has to say!Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
The Wolf Gift will be available on February 14th 2012, so be sure to pre-order yours on Amazon or at your local bookstore!
After last weekend, I can now proudly say that I am no longer a con-virgin. After taking a moment or two to reflect on the experience, I think it would have behooved me to start on a smaller scale because, holy shit, New York Comic Con is massive. Taking up the majority of the Javits Center, the con is held in three wumbo show rooms, with entire separate floors for New York Animefest and the panel rooms (I never did find the hall for the special guest signings- but they had one of those too (allegedly).
I elected to skip Thursday since the only thing on the agenda besides several different panels for professionals seemed to be the kick-off concert. As a general rule, I avoid any events hosted by a DJ “stupid name.” However, I heard that Z-Trip (that would be the stupid name) played samples from classic video games and after talking to people who went, I kind of regret not making an appearance. (more…)