Hey guys, so we have ourselves a new trailer for next installment of Ubisofts cash cow franchise, Assassn’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Take a look.
Now, an Assassin’s Creed game wouldn’t be what it is without it giving it’s fans a little bit of a history lesson, and Black Flag seems to be no different.
I really like what they did with this trailer by giving the history of piracy, and what had happened to these British privateers that made them revert to becoming ruthless pirates and playing by their own rules.
Since the announcement trailer we knew that Blackbeard would be a major character in the game, but now we know that other notable pirates like Calico Jack and Charles Vane will play a part as well, which is pretty cool. Everybody knows who Blackbeard is, some may not know about any others like that, but that’s what the AC franchise does well with basing their games during real historical events.
What do you guys think about the AC history lesson? Cool? Not Cool?
Well, this past Sunday during the season finale of ABC’s “Once Upon A Time,” we finally got a sneak peek at the upcoming Joss Whedon created series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The big buzz about this show is the fact that it takes place after the events of The Avengers, but Agent Coulson is alive, and how they were going to explain him still being alive. Well, the sneak peek didn’t explain anything. Then today, we got a full three minute trailer for the series. It still didn’t explain Coulson being alive, but we DID get an idea as to what the series will be about. Take a look for yourself.
On Monday’s episode, Tim said that he wished that they don’t turn it into a Fringe type show. According to this trailer, it seems that might be the way they are going, but I’m going to be optimistic. I think it’ll be good, it’s Joss Whedon, it’s his usual team, so I’m gonna wait until the first episode to judge.
What do you guys think about the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. trailer? Let us know!
Hey guys, got some news today concerning Assassin’s Creed.
First of all, some stuff in regards to the upcoming DLC, “The Tyranny of King Washington.”
As you may know, “The Tyranny of King Washington” takes us into an alternate reality in which George Washington, the hero of the American Revolution, has become the evil king of America, and the only one who can stop him is a Mohawk by the name of Ratonhnhake:ton. (I’m just gonna call him Connor).
Here’s the reveal trailer that was released at this past years Video Game Awards.
And this next trailer showcases the new Connor.
By the looks of it, the reality that this story takes place in will portray Connor as if he never interacted with General Washington during the war an played no part in his victory over the British. But we will see. “The Tyranny of King Washington” will be available to download February 19th.
Now, in other Assassin’s Creed news. Ubisoft has stated that the next installment in the franchise is in development and is set to release within the next fiscal year. Along with that, Ubisoft also announced that the new title will feature and new Assassin, a new setting, and a new time period.
On one side, I’m a little bummed that Connor is getting the Altair treatment and getting one exclusive game in the series. But at the same time, I’m excited to see where the franchise is going. Early rumors are that the next installment will take place in ancient China, which will be pretty cool, but we will just have to wait and see.
That’s all I’ve got for now. Laters!
What’s up guys? Well, today is the day! At 1:00 pm Central Standard Time you can purchase your tickets for RTX 2013!!! If you don’t remember, we had the pleasure of covering the event last year, and we had a blast doing so! And from what the guys at Rooster Teeth have been saying, things are only going to get bigger for 2013! Check out our coverage from last year, and check out the 2013 announcement video below!
So at 1:00 CST, head over to rtxevent.com to purchase your ticket!
RTX 2013 will be held July 5-7 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX!
What’s up guys? As you may remember, we had the pleasure of featuring the always awesome Rooster Teeth Productions from Austin, TX. As you also may know, Rooster Teeth are the guys behind the popular Halo based web series, Red vs Blue. Well, I’ve got for you today, a review of Red vs Blue Season 10, and the 14 disc box set, RvBX, which is the first 10 seasons of Red vs Blue. So here you go!
Red vs Blue Season 10
Red vs Blue Season 10 is the exciting conclusion to the “Freelancer” story that was started in Season 9, and picks up right where Season 9 left off. We find ourselves with the once thought to be dead Agent Carolina(voiced by actress Jenn Brown) along with Agent Washington(voiced by actor and RvB veteran Shannon McCormick) and the other classic Red vs Blue characters breaking the Freelancer AI “Epsilon,” who has taken on the mantle of Church(voiced by Actor and Rooster Teeth Owner Burnie Burns) and are now on a mission to find and kill the Director of Project Freelancer(voiced by actor John Marshall Reed), while at the same time, looking back on the events leading up to the original Blood Gulch Chronicles.
The previews leading up to the beginning of Red vs Blue Season 10 promised that it would be the biggest season ever, and they did not disappoint. The guys certainly pulled out all of the stops with this season. Not only did it feature some of the biggest action scenes choreographed by lead animator Monty Oum, great voice acting by Jenn Brown, Sean Duggan who plays Agent York, along with actors John Erler, Shana Merlin, and Samantha Ireland, but it also features perhaps the most emotional story line I’ve ever seen in a Red vs Blue season. Oh, and one more thing, a special guest voice actor by the name of Elijah Wood who provided the voice of the evil AI Sigma.
Yes, Season 10 is in fact Red vs Blue’s biggest season to date. Like I said, the action scenes motion captured by Monty Oum and animated and rendered by Rooster Teeth’s amazing animation team, led up by Monty, Matt Hullum, and Kathleen Zuelch(who plays Tex), were a visual treat to look at. As I said in our interview with Matt Hullum, I didn’t think the animation scenes could have gotten any better than they did in season 9, but I happily proven wrong in season 10. Looking at the detail in the environments and the characters themselves was like looking at cinematics in an actual Halo game. The scenes and characters looked like something that was rendered by 343 Industries and were an absolute treat to look at.
The action scenes themselves were out of this world this time around. Every season that Monty has been working for Rooster Teeth, which has been since season 8, there has been at least one fight scene in each season that has stood out to be ultimately badass. To me, season 8 was the, “Ice Fight,” between Tex, Wash and the Meta. Season 9 was the Freeway sequence, and to me, the fight on the outside of the enemy fortress was the one that stood out to me in season 10. It also served as Elijah Wood’s introduction into the series. It was a really fun sequence to watch.
And as I said, the story that was written for season 10 was probably the most emotional one there has been. One scene in particular stands out most of all. There’s a scene where Agent Carolina visits the site where Agent York died in the miniseries, “Out of Mind.” In season 9, you could tell that there was possibly something between the two characters, and in season 10, those suspicions were confirmed. That scene in particular was a very key moment not only in season 10, but in the entire series all together. This scene did two things that had never been done in Red vs Blue. First, it incorporated Halo 3 characters onto a Halo 2 map, which was really cool to see. The second, and more important thing, was that they really humanized the character of Carolina. Up to this scene, Carolina was just portrayed as a vengeance fueled killing machine. This scene really showed that there was a person underneath that armor.
There was also a lot of nostalgia incorporated with this season as well. In the machinima scenes, there characters went back to multiple maps that the Blood Gulch gang went to in the previous seasons, like Valhalla, Stand Off, Foundry, and Sand Trap. And what was really cool, is that they recreated certain shots and used the music by Trocadero used in the seasons associated with the maps there are in for the scene.
Season 10 of Red vs Blue had it all: action, comedy, great music by Trocadero and Jeff Williams, an incredible story by Burnie Burns, and phenomenal acting by every voice actor involved. This was the biggest season of RvB ever. And things are only looking more and more exciting for next season, and I know the guys are already hard at work on it. Red vs Blue Season 10 very much gets two thumbs up.
RvBX: Ten Years of Red vs Blue
Along with season 10, we also have the 14 disc box set RvBX: Ten Years of Red vs Blue. This includes all ten seasons of the series, plus the Blood Gulch Chronicles bonus disc, the two Grifball miniseries discs, and a special bonus disc that includes a behind the scenes look at season 10 and a special mini-documentary over Rooster Teeth, which was very nice to see how appreciative the entire RT staff is to their fans.
A few years back, the RT guys remastered seasons 1-4 for HD purposes and released them to the public, but they didn’t do anything with the audio files. This time they went back and remastered the audio tracks for 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound, and believe me, you can tell the difference. I went back and watched seasons 1-5 again from the box set and I heard things I had never heard before in Red vs Blue. Pretty cool to have that now.
There’s also an added bonus for those who buy the box set on Blu-Ray. If you are lucky enough to get a specially marked Blu-Ray set, you’ll get a special 15th disc. And on this disc is a special live action episode of Red vs Blue. Yes, you read this correctly, a live action episode of Red vs Blue. They said recently on the Rooster Teeth Podcast that they went to the set of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn and tapped a live action episode. Unfortunately, I don’t own a Blu-Ray player so I have not seen this episode yet, and it hasn’t made it’s way online yet. But I can only assume it’s awesome.
The box set itself is quite a sight to see as well. The cover is really cool and the inside features a panoramic portrait of both the Freelancer and Blood Gulch groups with Tex in the middle of them. It also includes a booklet that has the entire Rooster Teeth staff and Red vs Blue cast member’s autographs along with little notes from the founding members of Rooster Teeth thanking their fans for 10 great years of RvB.
The RvBX box set is a great way to commemorate the first ten years of Rooster Teeth and Red vs Blue, and I can’t wait to see what’s next. The box set gets two thumbs up!
What up?!?! Here’s what’s going on.
Well, Assassin’s Creed 3 is OUT!!! So go pick up a copy. As I am typing this, I have not been able to pick up a copy. But that’s a whole other thing. So last week I gave you the UK Launch trailer for the game. This week I have the US launch trailer! Which rules!!
Oh man is that gorgeous! Seriously, go get this game!
Alright. Halo news. We are officially less than a week away from the release of Halo 4! I talked about this on this weeks episode, and here it is if you haven’t seen it yet: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 4!! Now with live action Master Chief!
Now, as you may or may not have heard(lets face it, if you listen to our show, you’ve heard), Disney has bought Lucasfilms, and all the properties associated with it, including Lucasarts. So yeah, Disney will be making Star Wars now. We’ll se what happens there. Now, some of you gamers out there might be wondering now what the future of Star Wars 1313 will be. Well, don’t worry, the development of 1313 will not be affected by Disney’s latest purchase.
Finally, for those who have not heard, we are having a contest! Here’s your chance to win a copy of Red vs Blue Season 10 on Blu Ray!! Here’s all you have to do!
Send a tweet of your favorite Red vs Blue line to @oldmanbittergal, include the hashtag, #ombgcontest with your tweet….AND THAT’S IT!! It’s easy!
That’s it for now! Later!
Hey guys! We’ve got a really special contest that we are gonna tell you about on this weeks episode! But I’m gonna give you the inside scoop right now on how to enter!
Well, here’s what’s going on. We are gonna be giving away a BLU RAY copy of Red vs Blue Season 10, along with some free stuff from us!
Now, you must be asking yourself, “How can I win Red vs Blue Season 10 on Blu Ray and awesome stuff from OMBG?”
Funny you asked that question, because here’s the rules for the contest!
1. You must be a United States resident. Sorry to our listeners in other countries, but customs scares me.
2. Send us a tweet to our Twitter, @oldmanbittergal. Tweet us your favorite Red vs Blue line.
3. Use the hashtag #OMBGcontest with your tweet to enter.
And that’s it! We will get your name from your Twitter handle and put them into a hat, or empty beer box, or whatever kind of container we can find.
On the November, 5th episode, we will announce the winner. We will then ask you to DM us your mailing address so that we can get you your prize!
So there you have it! An awesome contest for some awesome stuff!
Well guys, we are a week away from Assassin’s Creed 3, and I’m very excited! All of the trailers and behind the scenes videos have been leading up to this, and I’ve got a couple more videos to tide us over until next Tuesday.
First of all, I’ve got a fan film made by a group called Corridor Digital, inspired by the Assassin’s Creed 3 trailer. It’s very well made. Check it out!
The ending was kinda cheesy, I know, but the actor they got to play Connor really got his moves down well.
Next, I’ve got the launch trailer for AC3. Check it!
Next, I’ve got the opening cinematic for the game, which gives us a refresher course of Desmond’s journey for those who haven’t played any of the previous titles. Check it out!
Finally I have a television commercial for the game that features Connor writing the Declaration of Independence while taking down some Red Coats and Templars. Pretty cool stuff. Here it is!
That’s it for Assassin’s Creed. Now we move on to Halo 4! As you know, we are a mere two weeks away from the release of Halo 4! For those who haven’t seen the launch trailer, entitled “Scanned,” or the latest episode of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, check out the blog I posted last Friday!
Now, a new trailer has been released for Bioshock: Infinite! Not only does it give a little bit of insight into the story, but we also have a release date! Check it out here!
Very cool. Bioshock has always been a franchise that has intrigued me. And Infinite is looking to be no exception to that. City in the sky? I mean come on!
Lastly, as I said in the title, there’s gonna be an added bonus to this weeks video game news. And it has nothing to do with video games.
Well, the first official trailer for Iron Man 3 has been released!! AND IT’S AWESOME!!!! Check! This! Out!
Awesome! I really can’t wait to see how they are going to bring the Extremis story to life and still make it grounded in reality. Does it seem a little Dark Knight Rises-ish? Yes. But overall, Iron Man 3 looks pretty intense.
Anyway, that’s it for now. Later!
…..I’m back!! Sorry, after watching that trailer I had to go change my pants. Oh my God! Halo has been known to have pretty epic launch trailers, but this one takes the cake. Live action. We see Master Chief as a child being taken from his family to be put into the Spartan Program. The Promethians. Just awesome!
Also, we have Part 3 of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. And here it is!
I can’t wait to see live action Master Chief in action in the next episode! And how badass was that Elite!!
That’s all I got for now! Later!