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Bambi Meets Godzilla- nothing more needs to be said

Below is the 1969 short by Marv Newland. Nothing more needs to be said. Enjoy! (courtesy of World of Gojira).

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The Last of Us getting a final piece of DLC and is coming to the PS4

The Last of Us was one of lgroundedast year’s best games, and for many one of the best for the PS3 for all time. Now the game is set to get its last piece of DLC for the PS3. This DLC will also be part of the complete package (along with the other multiplayer packs and the single player “Left Behind”) when the game is released for the PS4 under the title The Last of Us: Remastered. The Grounded Bundle is mainly for those who participate in the multiplayer, but there is something for the solo player as well. The bundle is available only to those with the season pass. Others can purchase the separate parts piecemeal, however, if they so choose. The parts of the DLC are detailed below.

For the solo player, Grounded adds a new difficulty level. Naughty Dog’s Eric Monacelli describes the new mode...

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Godzilla- Two titans of the big screen come together

kkvgGodzilla may very well be one of the most popular giant movie monsters to appear on the silver screen, but he wasn’t the first. In 1933, powered by the stop motion effects from Willis O’Brien, King Kong thrilled audiences as the giant ape battled dinosaurs on his home Skull Island and later fought the army in the streets of New York City,all the while protecting the object of his affections, Ann Darrow. Son of Kong followed shortly thereafter, but the big ape himself didn’t appear on the big screen for another 29 years...

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Godzilla returns in his first sequel

godzillaraidsagain3In between Gojira (1954) and the Americanized version Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956), a sequel was rushed to the screen in Japan under the name of Gojira no gyakushu in 1955, which was later released to American audiences (again with inserted scenes) in 1959 under the name Godzilla Raids Again. Director Motoyoshi Oda took over as director for the sequel, which was the last in the franchise to be shot in black and white and the first to pit Godzilla against another giant monster. Most fans will agree that the Japanese version of this film (if you can find it) is the definitive version, as the American version pasted in scenes which made little sense and produced a more than likely unintended comedic effect...

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Godzilla- The beginning of a legend

godzillakotmArguably one of the most popular monsters in the history of cinema, Godzilla turns 60 this year. He’s gone through many changes over the years, but he made his first appearance in the Japanese film Gojira, directed by Ishiro Honda and released onto the screen in 1954. The film was released through Toho Co., Ltd., beginning the studio’s longtime association with the character over 28 movies. The film’s tale was a cautionary one, delving into the impact on the environment caused by the testing of nuclear weapons in the South Pacific. Godzilla was a giant prehistoric creature awakened by these nuclear blasts, causing him to rise up and wreak havoc on the modern world...

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X-Men: Days of Future Past final trailer

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Check it out below.

The Bryan Singer helmed flick opens in theaters on May 23.

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Godzilla- A month long introspective begins

Godzilla,_King_of_the_Monsters_Wallpaper__yvt2The new Godzilla movie is just a month away from hitting theaters, and I couldn’t be more excited. Godzilla has long been my favorite movie monster, and I’ve seen a great many of his films over the fifty one years of my lifetime. The big fire-breathing, radioactive lizard hits 60 this year, and it’s only fitting that his birthday be honored with a major new release to the silver screen. In honor of Godzilla’s 60th, I’ll be doing a month long introspective, touching on the thirty one films that have starred the big guy (Gareth Edwards take on the King of Monsters will be his 32nd feature film), as well as the comic books, games, and cartoons that have come out over the years...

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The Videogame trailer

Two more weeks and players can take to web slinging around New York in the new game from developer Beenox. Take a look at the trailer below (courtesy of GameNewsOfficial).

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the Videogame takes place alongside the events in the movie that hits theaters on May 2 in the US (the film opens April 16 in the UK), rather than following after the film as the first game tie-in did with The Amazing Spider-Man. The game will feature some prominent villains, including Kraven the Hunter, Electro, and Kingpin. The game is set for release in North America on April 29, with Australia following on April 30 and Europe on May 2.

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Child of Light- Lemuria trailer

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for its upcoming RPG Child of Light. Check it out below.

Child of Light will be out on April 29. Stay tuned for our review after its release.

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LEGO The Hobbit- A familiar journey that’s still worth your time

legohobbit4It seems we’ve gotten more than our share of LEGO games as of late. The plastic bricks even hit the big screen this year, followed by the prerequisite video game tie-in. One would think all of this exposure would burn out gamers on the franchise, and yet the games still provide enough enjoyment to make us dive into each and every entry. The latest title, LEGO The Hobbit, is no exception, as it provides the same fun gameplay as previous titles, with a couple of tweaks and one of the most coherent narratives of the series. The narrative hews very closely to its source material, that being the first two Hobbit films from director Peter Jackson, An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug...

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