Adidas announced they were releasing a line of Dragon Ball Z themed sneakers awhile back, and now their designs inspired by the series two biggest characters have hit the web. Check out the designs and continue reading below:
Both of these designs look incredible enough to make me want to wear orange and yellow shoes out in public. For those that haven't noticed it yet, Goku's shoe has the Turtle School logo on the back, while Vegeta's shoes are adorned with the logo for Capsule Corp. Personally, I'm a bigger fan of Vegeta's shoe, but I think both of them look amazing. Which one do you think is better? As mentioned in the tweets, both shoes are coming later this year.
This is the sequel we’ve been waiting for. Incredibles 2! The first film wowed us back in 2004 and we’re just now getting a sequel later this year. We haven’t been given a lot of information about the story of the film until now. We already knew that it was going to pick up right where the first movie left off, but now we have a full synopsis!
I’m really excited to see this sequel and finding out that Bob seems to become a stay-at-home dad increases that excitement. We’ve been given images and a teaser before today, but now we know the story that Pixar is wanting to tell. I can’t seem to get over my excitement for the movie. Fans have been waiting years for this to happen! Are you excited for this film? What about the focus seemingly being on Helen instead of Bob?
Cooler Master has been a shining example of getting involved with community feedback. Last year they showed a line of products that were highly customizable. This year at CES 2018, Cooler Master took what they did well, and made it even better with the feedback they received from their fans. The M800 Gaming Series consists of several peripherals. Keyboards, a mouse, a headset, and a mouse pad. This is what Bram Rongen, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Cooler Master, said about the new series:
“The M800 gaming series embodies the best of the best. We aimed to raise the bar with unique technology and features such as the collaboration with Aimpad™, but also set the stage with a fresh level of design to ensure we deliver a premium gaming experience"
MK850 & MK851 Keyboards
Partnering with Aimpad was such a smart deal and an over all win for the consumer. It allows a cluster of 8 keys to essentially act like an analog controller. Many people didn't even know they needed it until they tried it. Similar to gaming console controllers, the keys will have press sensitivity. This is super helpful when playing games that require precise feedback, like racing games.
The MK851 will only have a Cherry Red switches option. Given the fact that it has pressure sensitivity, Reds were the only way to go. For the MK850, you will have the options of Cherry Blue or Brown switches. You'll also lose the number pad, which is a plus for people that play with a crooked keyboard. The precision wheel sits at the top of the keyboard and will work across MK800 devices since each peripheral will be part of a unified software. You'll also find that the new keyboards will have a premium weathered metal design. This means you wont get that plastic look we found on the MK700 series.
A mouse with a built in D-pad. Who would have thought. The D-pad has a grip that has a proper texture, so that you can easily feel the button, but it doesn't take away from the design. Outside of that, you'll get the RGB lighting with tons of options. Great more so for MOBA and MMO type games. Its rather light and well balanced as well.
The simple design keeps it clean and not over the top. There a rather large knob on both sides of the headset, but for good reason. One of the is an easy to access control for Focus FX, which will isolate the mid and high tones to hear subtle sounds such as footsteps during competitive play. Turning Focus FX off instantly elevates the bass thus providing an immersive gaming atmosphere.
The Focus FX being a toggle is definitely more convenient than trying to remove the cup covers while playing on the last years pair. Super comfortable. I wear glasses and the tension on the headband is tight enough to stay on, but not tight enough to push my glasses through my head.
Not too much to say here. Its a mouse pad with RGB lighting to complete the peripheral set. One side has a textured cloth, while the other side is a hard smooth surface. It's as easy as flipping it over.
All of these are very well made and have a minimalist design, which I love. A lot of gaming peripherals have become a bit too flashy, but Cooler Master is keeping it classy. I am definitely looking forward to reviewing these products to give you all full details.
What do you think of the new M800 Series? Was there a feature you wanted that was left out? Did Cooler Master nail down all your favorite features? We hope to get these products in for review soon so we can tell you in depth, what its like owning one. Keep an eye here for the future review.
Disney Animation has released a brand new image from their upcoming animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. As you can see it shows off Ralph (John C. Reilly), Vanellope von Schweetz (Sara Silverman), and a host of what look to be the avatars of internet users. Ralph's looking a little worried!
We also have a new synopsis for the film to share with you that offers some insight into the story that the movie will tell.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet – which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sara Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part of save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet – the netizens – to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”
From what I saw at D23 last year, it looks like it's going to be a hilarious sequel that fans of the first film are going to love. The movie is going to dive deep into Disney geek culture unlike any film has done before.
I've talked about a scene that I saw involving all the Disney princesses several times already, featuring all of the original voices actresses for the characters. That scene alone is worth the price of admission.
Rich Moore returns to direct the sequel and it's set to open up November 21st, 2018.
The executive producer and writer of HBO's True Blood, Raelle Tucker, and True Blood director Scott Winant have teamed up to develop a fascinating new series with Blumhouse Television called Sacred Lies. Facebook Watch has greenlit a 10-episode first season of the half-hour series and it sounds like it's going to be a crazy unique show!
The series is based on the classic Grimm Brothers tale The Handless Maiden, and Stephanie Oakes’ novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. It follows the story of a handless teen girl "who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader."
Tucker is adapting the story and will also serve as the showrunner. When talking about the project and what makes it unique, explaining:
"This is a young female protagonist we’ve never seen on screen before. She’s complex, brave, funny…and sometimes dangerous. And she has no hands. But she refuses to let that, or her bizarre, brutal past define her or limit her. That’s the message of our series: no matter what life throws at you – ultimately only you have the power to decide what you believe and what you become. I’m beyond excited and honored to bring this unique, inspiring, badass character to life."
Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, co-presidents, Blumhouse Television added:
"Raelle and Scott are known for pushing the envelope with complex characters, mixing genres and diving into dramatically dark subjects, which is also a hallmark of Blumhouse storytelling. Sacred Lies is an inventive twist on a time honored fairytale which we believe will surprise and stir the Facebook Watch audience and we’re excited to be the studio producing this provocative series."
The concept for this show has definitely sparked my interest and it's a series that I'm looking forward to checking out. What do you all think about the concept?
Thanks to Disney and Lucasfilm we have a synopsis for director Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story and it offers us our first real story details for the movie and it's pretty much everything that we were expecting.
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
So there it is. There's no big reveals there, just a little something to tide us over while we wait for the first freakin' trailer to be released! The studio is really taking their sweet-ass time to show us ANYTHING from this movie.
So far, all we have is a logo, a leaked promo photo, some LEGO playsets, and this synopsis. That's it and we only have a few more months to go before the movie is released in May! Come on! Where's that trailer that was supposed to be coming soon!?
I've got a big rumor here regarding Tom Hardy's Venom. If the rumor is true, then maybe Sony Picture's Spider-verse is going to be connected to the MCU after all.
The rumor originated from comic book movie scooper Jon Schnepp on a recent episode of Collider Movie Talk. While on the show he told said that Tom Holland's Spider-Man is going to make an appearance in Venom. He says:
"I'm gonna say it right here on this show, Spider-Man is gonna be in Venom. For the last couple months, we've been talking about Venom, we've been hearing about how Sony's keeping it all separated. Spider-Man's in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but every other character that's in the Spider-Man universe is separate."
This is just a big fat rumor right now, and I'd personally take it with a grain of salt. I hope it's true! But there's no official confirmation of this. We've heard time and time again that this wouldn't be the case, but maybe that is just to throw everyone off the scent of what is actually happening. It wouldn't be the first time Marvel has done that to fake us out.
Schnepp was then asked if the appearance of Spider-Man might be a cameo, but he teased that it might be more than that, saying:
"Like a cameo, like a who-knows-what-eo. All I'm sayin' is Spider-Man, and I'm talkin' about Tom Holland's Spider-Man, is gonna be in Venom."
So, that's interesting and should give the fans something to talk about! One thing he couldn't answer was if Spider-Man would be in the actual film or if it would be in a post-credits scene. We'll just have to wait and see if this rumor turns out to be true or not!
Are you happy to hear that there's a possibility Holland's Spider-Man will show up in the movie? If he is, I'm not sure how that would work. There's a long history with these characters and so much happened between them before Eddie Brock goes to San Fransisco. So, to gloss over that history might not sit well with fans. How do you think Spider-Man could fit into the film?
Venom is being directed by Ruben Fleischer and also stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate and Woody Harrelson. It's set to hit theaters on October 5th.
The first trailer has been released for director Gus Van Sant's (Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester, Milk) new film Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot. The movie is based on a true story and it stars Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan, a slacker alcoholic from Portland whose life is turned upside down when he is paralyzed in a car accident. This difficult journey leads him on a path to becoming a cartoonist.
The movie has a great supporting cast that also includes Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black. The movie will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week, and I plan on catching a screening of this film while I'm there. It looks like Pheonix is going to give another great performance! Here's the synopsis:
After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment – with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) – Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop a national following and grant him a new lease on life.
The cast for the film also includes Beth Ditto, Olivia Hamilton, Udo Kier, Kim Gordon, and Carrie Brownstein. Amazon Studios will release Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot in select theaters on May 11th.
Here's a new photo from Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp that shows up Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne all suited up and ready for battle. In a previous interview with director Payton Reed, he talked about The Wasp saying:
"This is really her coming out party as a hero. Her power set is fantastic. She and Scott both shrink, but there the flying, and the fighting style of The Wasp is different from Ant-Man's."
He also talks about the importance of Janet Van Dyne's (Michelle Pfeiffer) role in the story, saying:
"She's a very important character. It's fair to say if someone were to have spent thirtysomething years in the Quantum Realm and survived, it would have an effect. What did she eat? All she eats is cereal called Quantum Krispies."
I really like the character Ant-Man and I can't wait to see him back in action! The last time we saw him was in Civil War and this new film will play off of the events that happened with Ant-Man in that story.
The movie also stars Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michael Pena as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, T.I. as Dave, Randall Park as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jimmy Woo, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, and Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster.
Here's the new synopsis that was released:
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
Ant-Man and The Wasp will be released on July 6th, 2018.
The Nintendo Switch hasn’t officially ended its inaugural year yet, but the company has managed to sell more than 10 million units of the hybrid console, almost reaching the lifetime sales of the Wii U. However, Nintendo is not taking a break anytime soon, aiming to sell 20 million this year, and is already hard at work on making the Switch’s second year, even better than the first.
In an interview with a newspaper in Japan via NintendoEverything, Nintendo’s president Tatsumi Kimishima said that “in order (for the Switch) to be playable in the long term, the second year is crucial.” Nintendo is now acknowledging the big task that they are now faced and said that their priority is “to add more users, including people who barely touch game consoles.”
As of now, Nintendo is on the right track to make the Switch a long term console. The fact that the company is more than willing to encourage third party developers to make games for the Switch is already a step in the right direction. As numerous Nintendo and third party titles are headed for the Switch this year, I believe that this alone would attract new players to Nintendo’s hybrid console. You can check out the upcoming releases for the Switch in our summary of the recent Nintendo Direct mini here.
Kimishima also recognized the upsides of inviting third party developers to make games for the Switch but he stated that the industry is extremely competitive and other companies may release hardware that would steal the Switch’s momentum and attention. Personally, I don’t see Kimishima’s concern as a threat to the Switch’s popularity because Nintendo is already known to have pioneered the home console/portable handheld technology. Even if other companies such as Sony and Microsoft would develop systems with similar features, it would just look like they have copied it from Nintendo. Lastly, the likelihood of Sony and Microsoft to develop a sort of “hybrid system” like the Switch is unlikely, given that those companies are more focused on graphical performance and VR support than portability.
In the end, even if Nintendo is on the right track with the Switch, they still have to start listening to the feedback of their community if they want the system to be even more successful. First of all, they should have already introduced the Virtual Console on the Switch, which is one of the most requested features fans have been asking for. Secondly, if Nintendo wants to bring in people who barely touch game consoles, then Nintendo should offer more features that are not related to gaming. On the top of my mind, a Netflix app will definitely be helpful in attracting more people to purchase a Nintendo Switch. Although Netflix has stated that they are working with Nintendo on this issue, Nintendo should act quickly if they want the second year of the Switch to be more successful than the first.
What features would you like to see on the Nintendo Switch? Share your thoughts in the comments below.