Cosplay: Avengers Assemble

This week’s Cosplay is dedicated to the awesome Avengers movie, if you haven’t seen it yet, go, it’s awesome. By the way, all these characters were in the Avengers comics at one time or another, trust us we looked it up to be sure.

You need to Grow Up

The title is fitting in a post titled, “Fappathon”, but this is about the idea that those who play games past a certain age need to grow up. Now with more and more people playing some form of games you do hear it less, but there are still many who see anyone past their low twenties playing a game and think that they need to grow up.

Sure, there are those who take it too far. If you are skipping work, neglecting your hygiene or health or your kids or education then fine. For most of us it is the same as watching television, talking on the phone or building a model airplane, (Do people still do that?).

Games are a form of entertainment just like anything else and one should not give it up because the reach a certain age. I think far too often we think becoming an adult means following the herd. Perhaps you were not made to be married with three kids, a crappy job and an angry wife by age 30. Maybe you will work in your office job playing PC games in your spare time and hopefully live a happy life.

No one should tell you how to enjoy your own time, again, unless you are hurting someone by doing so and I mean really hurting them. Your crazy girlfriend who thinks you should be spending your game time walking her pet cat Mr. Whiskers does not count. However, always remember to play with the pussycat or you won’t have a girlfriend for long.

Hold on to your balls my gamers and this goes for the girl gamers too who has that, one in a million weird boyfriend who hates on you for being a gamer girl. Dump him and call me, I co-own a gaming website. Seriously, though, everyone deserves to have the time to do what they enjoy and for many of us that is a video game. You don’t have to completely understand why we like it, we will never understand why you love Jersey Shore, but we hold our nose as we go in the next room so do us a favor and just do the same when we load up Diablo 3.

Now, on with the Fapp.

 

The Punisher

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The game is pretty simple in that if you are used to fighting games of this type you know not to get surrounded, used weapons whenever you can and hold out on using health replenishers until the last possible moment. Honestly, the only cheesy boss is the Kingpin himself, which makes sense. ~J.A. Laraque

The Punisher

I loved this game from the moment I saw it at the arcade. The Punisher has all the action I loved from Capcom’s Final Fight with the added bonus of Marvel characters and you can shoot a bunch of guns to boot. The gameplay is pretty simple. Your goal is to fight with either The Punisher or Nick Fury though a ton of bad guys on your way to kill the Kingpin.

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You punch and kick your away though various bad guys and bosses and have a slew of weapons to choose from to take them out from lead pipes to tires to baseball bats. One of the coolest parts for me is when you can use your gun and take out as many enemies as possible, although, Punisher would just do that all the time.

The Punisher - Arcade- Gameplay Screenshot

The game is pretty simple in that if you are used to fighting games of this type you know not to get surrounded, used weapons whenever you can and hold out on using health replenishers until the last possible moment. Honestly, the only cheesy boss is the Kingpin himself, which makes sense.

All in all a great arcade game.

Iron Man Suit in the Avengers Movie

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Here are some more candid shots from the upcoming Avengers movie. These shots show Iron Man in a motion capture suit, but it appears it was only a stunt double as Robert Downey Jr. was not present. We are not sure how much of Iron Man will be motion capture, but the other picture shows people carrying another full Iron Man suit and a bunch of Iron Men helmets.

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Thor & Captain America images from The Avengers

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The Avengers film continues shooting in Cleveland, but more and more images and video has been leaked showing candid shots and video from the upcoming Joss Whedon film. These pictures show Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans in a pretty dirty fight.

 

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The Avengers, will be released in May 2012 and stars, Hemsworth, Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlet Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo.

Fan Recorded Avengers Teaser Trailer

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I am sure like many others including myself you will wish you saw this trailer on a nice big screen in a movie theater instead of a fans camera, but I digress.

This trailer shows up after the credits for the Captain America: The First Avenger. Make sure you stay after the credits this weekend to see it, but if you need to see it now, here it is.

The Avengers is set to be released in spring/summer of 2012.

Some movie studios to skip Comic-Con

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You ever get the feeling that some companies just want you to show up, clap and then shut up and go home? The New York Times reported recently that movie studios Warner Bros., Disney, Dreamworks and The Weinstein Company are call skipping Comic-Con this year. Why might you ask, well some of the reasons include cost and time, but one of the main reasons is they are afraid of bad press.

We all know the Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons. Well it seems many of these studios see us all just like that. They worry that a bad review or buzz could sink their ship before it even launches. Even Marvel Studios is on the fence about coming to Comic-Con even though The Avengers is set to launch next year.

Many in the industry describe Comic-Con as “treacherous” and movies like, The Dark Knight did well even without a panel at the show so the thinking is they can get away with it. In addition, they hope some of us will do the buzzing for them.

This makes me think about my recent trip to E3. We were asked to be in the audience for the Jimmy Kimmel show. I found it strange that someone for that show would approach us on the street, but we went and it was legit. However, it was a glorified clip show with no guest and even Jimmy looked disinterested, but they sure made the point to make sure we clapped and screamed like we were having the time of our lives. They baited us with the chance to win money, but I knew we would not win and when we did not we were given potatoes and asked to clap and cheer as if we won the lottery. It was quite sad and embarrassing, but all that mattered to them was that on television it looked and sounded like we were happy.

It is true some of us can be hard on movies or dump on them because it is the cool thing to do. However, if you expect us to shell out our hard-earned cash you could at least do the same. We do not want potatoes or a half-assed showing. Give us something to cheer and write about and if there is criticism to be had then so be it. Simply put, if you feel you do not have to show up for the fans then we feel we should not have to show up for you.

 

Captain America: The First Avenger Trailer

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Everyone has been waiting to see how this movie would look and considering the original Captain America movie there are many skeptics. Well, the wait is over as The First Avenger trailer is here and in HD.