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This is a first test show of a new show brought to you by Guerillatron. Produced by Apple, come meet his crew as they start their own show and takes on the latest music, bands, movies and other news from around the net. It’s a first show of it’s kind and you might laugh a little…ok maybe a lot…it’s Apple’s crew, what do you expect!
This is only a test show, do they pass?
The Return of a Death Dealer . . .
First there was “UNDERWORLD” where we were introduced to an age long battle between Vampires and Lycans, then there was “UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION” and it’s history revealing plot that showed how the two races(Vampires and Lycans) evolved. The third film in this franchise, “UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS” where the basically focused on the Lycans and their part of the epic trilogy.
This time around, the war between the two species that has been private for so long has finally gone public. Humans have discovered the existence of both Vampires and Lycans and have set out to eliminate them both. There is also a hybrid young girl, a mixture of both clans that may hold secrets that seems to be a centerpiece in this outing. The films have been centered around a Vampire Royal warrioress named Selene, one of the leaders in a special strike team of Vampires called “The Death Dealers.” These are the protectors of the Vampire Royal Aristocracy. Selene is played by the sultry Kate Beckinsale, a tough, loyal, and capable warrior who is devoted to seeing her species persevere.
Obviously by going public with the fight between the two races, and bringing in a third party in the humans, means new cast members. This time around, Beckinsale is joined by Stephen Rea who plays Dr. Jacob Lane, and Micheal Ealy who is cast as Detective Sebastion. Also joining the cast are Theo James, India Isley, Charles Dance and Sandrine Holt. So come out to theaters Friday, January 20th and return to the “Underworld” and watch the next installment of this series. Big budget special effects, Vampires, Lycans, Humans, guns and explosions . . . . . . directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein and written by Len Wiseman, “UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING” in theaters TOMORROW!!!!
UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS (in 3D also)
SPARTACUS Returns for VENGEANCE . . .
Histories most famous Gladiator . . .SPARTACUS, returns to torment his Roman adversaries on Friday January 27th for the premiere of the new season "SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE!" It's been a long off season for the hit STARZ Cable Network show. With the passing of Andy Whitfield who tragically lost his battle with Lymphoma, the show was at a crossroads.
Whitfield was beloved in the lead role and played it with passion and vigor. The network in a bold move decided to continue on with the show and re-cast the lead of SPARTACUS with a new comer named Liam McIntyre. At first glance, McIntyre bears an uncanny resemblance to Whitfield and was exited to take on the role.
There have been two seasons of the show so far, one a full season called "SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND" and a mini- series that was a prequel named "SPARTACUS: GODS OF THE ARENA." This season picks up where the last full season left off, with the Gladiators living in the Lourdes of the House Of Batiatus leading a revolt against their Roman captors. Spartacus and his main rival turned ally, Crixus(who was champion before Spartacus took the title from him) have teamed up to lead the slaves/gladiators on a campaign to freedom that will no doubt be as bloody as any gladitorial contest thus far. One thing stands in their way of freedom, the empire of Rome and it's soldiers led by Cladius Glaber, a ruthless Captain who's wife also barters a fierce hatred for Spartacus.
Joining Spartacus in his return will be a host of familiar characters from the previous seasons that you've come to either love or despise. The aforementioned Crixus, the trainer of the Lourdes Anumeaus also known as Doctore, the conniving Ashur, and the sultry but evil Llithyia.
These are but a few of the well known faces you'll see making a return in this next installment of the show. There are bound to be surprises and curves thrown at you along the way. There is also room for characters thought to be dead from seasons past to make re-occuring appearances in the form of flashback scenes or dream sequences. There is even a hint of certain individuals making a "return from the dead" in a way. All in all, this season should be as exiting as the previous two and should not disappoint. Catch the return of Spartacus in "SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE" nest Friday Jan. 27th on the STARZ cable network. Here is a sneak preview of the new season followed by a brief cast listing. Stay tuned to Guerillatron.com as we follow up this AMAZING show! TO THE GLORY OF THE ARENA!
Cross promotions are cool if done correctly. Bioware is doing such a thing with Mass Effect 3 (demo just announced to be released 2/14/12) and Kingdoms of Amalur (already out).
When you boot up the Mass Effect 3 demo, you’ll get access to a version of Shepard’s famous N7 armour in fantasy RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur. Beat the demo and you’ll unlock a pair of “Omniblades” which look just like Shepard’s glowing techno arm-spikes.
It goes the other way, too. Playing the Kingdoms of Amalur demo will grant you Reckoner Knight Armour and a “Chakram Launcher” in Mass Effect 3. Both items are designed by comic book artist Todd McFarlene. Get a closer look at all the bonus gear in the screenshots below.
Make sure you check out both demos and enjoy the free in-game swag.
This morning Bioware announced the single player and multiplayer demo for Mass Effect 3 will be released on February 14, 2012 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
The following is a Q&A session posted from the Bioware Blog (linky):
What content will be included in the Mass Effect 3 demo?
There are two sections in the Mass Effect 3 demo, both included as part of a single download: The single player section includes 2 areas: the opening level featuring the Reaper attack on Earth, and a level further into the game where Shepard travels to an alien home world to seek their assistance in the war effort. This will be approximately 1 to 2 hours of content.The co-op multiplayer section includes 2 maps: Slum and Noveria. This section will be open to players who have qualified for the early multiplayer access as of Feb 14, and will then open up to all players on Feb 17.
How do I qualify to play the co-op multiplayer section before Feb 17?
The early access program for the demo’s multiplayer section begins on Feb 14, 2012To gain access to multiplayer in the demo any time between Feb 14 and when it opens up for everyone on Feb 17, a player must have met one of the following criteria:
Own Battlefield 3 and have activated BF3’s Online Pass. Logging into the demo using the EA Origin Account linked to that Online Pass will automatically unlock the multiplayer section of the demo. Note that you do not have to enter a code anywhere – if you have activated your BF3 online pass, the multiplayer section of the demo will be unlocked for you when the demo goes live.Participate in an early access program that will be announced on Feb 7, 2012 – watch this site for more details.
Is there a way to verify I am qualified for the early access to co-op multiplayer?
Starting Feb 7, 2012 there will be a form on www.masseffect.com which can be used to verify if your EA Origin Account has been assigned early access privileges.
Can Mass Effect 3 co-op multiplayer be played split-screen?
No – the co-op multiplayer in Mass Effect 3 is online only.
What languages will the demo be in?
• In-Game Voice Languages: US-English
• In-Game Text Languages: US, FR, IT, DE, ES, RU, PL
Can I import saves from Mass Effect 2? Does the demo create a save game for the full version of Mass Effect 3?
The demo does not support save importing and does not create a save game for the full version of Mass Effect 3.
What character class can I play in the demo? Can I customize my character?
All six classes from the full game are included: Soldier, Vanguard, Sentinel, Engineer, Infiltrator and Adept.Players will be able to create a male or female Shepard, customize their appearance, and level up their character’s abilities and powers.
Will the demo feature the ability to set player initial player experience options by selecting “Action, “Role-Playing”, or “Story” settings?
Is Origin required to play the PC version of the demo?
Yes. You will need to download and install the Origin Client (Link) and have a valid Origin account.
Will playing the Mass Effect 3 demo spoil the main game story for me?
The single player section of the Mass Effect 3 demo is taken from the main game and therefore by definition could be considered to contain spoilers. The multiplayer section of the demo does not contain spoilers.
How long will the demo be available?
The multiplayer section of the demo will be deactivated March 5, 2012 The single player demo will continue to be
available past game launch (for a number of months – exact date for the demo to be taken offline is TBD).
Does the demo support Kinect on Xbox 360? In what languages?
Yes, the Xbox 360 demo of Mass Effect 3 does support Kinect functionality. The demo will have the same Kinect voice command language support as the full game: English (American, Australian and British dialects), French, German and Italian.
Here is to seeing you in game!
With Mass Effect 3 right around the corner you might be wondering if your current gaming rig will run this masterpiece.
Here is the Minimum Specs released by Bioware:
OS - Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1, Win 7
*Supported chipsets: NVIDIA 7900 or better; ATI X1800 or better. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 9300, 8500, 8400, and 8300 are below minimum system requirements, as are AMD/ATI Radeon HD3200, HD3300, and HD4350. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.
CPU - 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)
RAM - 1GB for XP / 2GB RAM for Vista/Win 7
Disc Drive – 1x speed
Hard Drive – 15 GB of free space
Video - 256 MB* (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support)
Sound - DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX – DirectX 9.0c August 2009 (included)
(more importantly) Recommended Spec:
OS - Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1, Win 7
CPU - 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)
RAM - 2GB for XP / 4GB RAM for Vista/Win 7
Disc Drive – 1x speed
Hard Drive – 15 GB of free space
Video – AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB or greater, NVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB or greater
Sound – DirectX 9.0c compatible
My suggestion is if you don't meet the minimum specs go out and get yourself a newly release Alienware x51 (linky) barebones system meets all of these recommended specs and starts at $699. (Plus it looks cool).
The new x51 from Alienware
Lying awake last night suffering through another bout of my all too reoccurring insomnia, I found myself channel surfing in hopes of finding something that could help me get to sleep. I landed on the cable television network VH1. They have a show I used to watch religiously called "Behind The Music." It's a docu-drama style show where they tell the story of a chosen artist from their beginnings to whatever they may have become or what they are doing today. This episode was about the Pop duo Hall & Oates, the most successful in music history. At one point they held the recording record for scoring the most consecutive top ten hits in a row with 10 in 5 years time. From 1980 to 1985, Hall & Oates ruled the airwaves. Watching this I asked myself a question. . ."What happened to the music?"
Where are all of today's iconic musicians? Throughout music's long existence, there were always musical acts that were groundbreaking, chart topping, innovative, talented, and sometimes controversial. Most of all though, they had long impressive record breaking careers. There seems to be a lack of that today. These kind of artists seem to be missing from today's music scene. Who are the musical icons today? The drought stretches across all genres of music.
Define the term ICON and just what does it take to be considered one. Does doing one's job well qualify you for the title of an ICON or does it take more than that? Is it how many hits an artist has? Could it be the length of ones career? Maybe it's an artist's versatility, how many styles and genres they can fit in. Truth be told, we don't know what the measuring statistics are that can be used to judge if someone has the mettle to be a musical legend, an ICON, Dictionary.com defines the word as i-con[ahy-kon] noun- a sign or representation that stands for it's object by virtue of a resemblance or analogy to it. In other words, meaning something so strong that it practically defines itself by being or doing that very thing that well. Throughout history, music has had artists that define the genres they were in, the very music itself synonymous with the word hit.
Artists like Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones or The Temptations. You had artists who became ICONS through tragedy for one reason or another, accidental deaths, drug overdoses or suicide. Performers like Jimi Hendrix who died by asphyxiation from combining sleeping pills and wine, Janis Joplin from a heroin overdose, Jim Morrison of heart failure or Marvin Gaye who was shot to death by his own father.
The 70's and 80's were filled with people who became musical ICONS. With the help of shows like American Bandstand and Soul Train where artists could perform, be interviewed, and interact with the fans. You also had the introduction of music television with channels like MTV and VH1, you also had weekly countdown shows that were televised like America's Top 10 with Casey Kasem. All of this exposure gave people an insight on their favorite artists that we don't get today.
These decades produced such heavy hitters as Micheal Jackson, the biggest "Pop" act of all time, Madonna, Prince, Billy Joel, Elton John, Aerosmith, Kiss, RUN DMC, and Led Zeppelin to name a few. Moving on into the 90''s, you have even more artists who threaten to become ICONS in time. Acts like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey who had an incredible run and holds the record for number 1 singles with 15, topping this next act who held the record at 13 in Boys II Men, and there's others. But in the late 90's to early 2000, music changed. The industry has changed too, the way you market artists, the coming of digital quality copying where you could essentially make a copy of someone's music at industry quality helped kill sales. Then your pirate sharing sites like Napster came on the scene and made it possible to just download your favorite artist instead of buying their work. With legitimate sites like iTunes and Zune you could even make your own mix of songs by just downloading the ones you liked and you didn't even have to purchase the whole CD.
Today's artist face an uphill battle with the proverbial deck stacked against them. Fans are more fickle today and with so many options in front of them to avoid buying music, with the ability to make CD's at home using only the songs you like making your own "greatest hits" compilations, artists have a long hard road towards longevity and making it to the "ICON" status. There are a few contenders in the arena though, acts like Lady Ga Ga, Beyonce, and Kings of Leon are doing well. In the Country and Rap worlds, artists like Lady Antelbum, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West, and Lil' Wayne are perineal fan favorites. Can these acts stand the test of time, have longevity, and string together enough hits to do what the acts of old have done, that's a question that is yet to be answered. Maybe one day years from now laying in bed late at night and trying to find something to watch waiting to fall asleep some of today's artist will be featured on a show discussing their greatness, only time will tell.
Entourage starts it's FINAL SEASON with the last 8 episodes. . .
It's a bittersweet occasion as this season of HBO's Original Series "Entourage" returns because when the last show airs, they won't be coming back. Over the years we've grown a fond appreciation for the show, it's characters, the celebrity cameos, and all the hi-jinks that the boys from Queens, New York get involved in. The show revolves around a group of 5 friends and their capers in Hollywood. Vincent "Vinnie" Chase, a movie star and Hollywood "it" guy, his older brother Johnny Drama who's also an actor, Eric Murphy who goes by "E" is Vinnie's manager, Turtle, a close buddy from home who is the "gopher" for the boys, and Ari Gold, the Super celebrity agent to Vinnie Chase.
The shows catch phrase "life changes. . . .friends don't!" is the perfect motto for the show as the show is all about friendship and comradery. This season Vince is coming off his most trying time as he was sent to rehab at the end of the least season. Johnny Drama finally has a hit show, Eric and Sloane are moving along with planning the wedding, while Turtle tries to get his Tequila partnership off the ground. And finally Ari deals with the separation from his wife. Over the years, Entourage has been a celebrity mecca with so many stars making guest appearances and playing small roles making the authenticity of the show that much more credible as it depicts the lifestyle of Hollywood movers and shakers.
Entourage was created by Doug Ellin and stars Adrian Grenier as Vincent Chase, Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama, Kevin Connolly as Eric Murphy, Jerry Ferrara as Turtle, and Golden Globe winner Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold. The show also has a plethora of celebrity co-stars and guests, too many to name. Entourage is another in a line of critically acclaimed HBO shows that have reached it's end. With classic episodes like "Vegas Baby, Vegas" and "Fore" this show will truly be missed. If you're lucky you can catch the show now in syndication or you can opt to buy it on DVD or Blu-ray. Either way, Entourage is a must see.
Raise the glass of Ciroq or Moet and toast to a great show's last Hurrah! Cheers and Salute'!
Spiderman…Spiderman, does whatever a spider can….
If you're a Spiderman fan, that song rings familiar in your head. It's from the old 70's Spiderman cartoon. That was a long time ago, but we've had many versions of everyone's favorite Web Slinger since then. Most recently, the Sam Raimi trilogy. We first saw the Wall Crawler on the movie screen in 2002 with the release of Spiderman which was a major hit. Soon followed by the sequels Spiderman 2 & 3 in 2004 and 2007. All three films had the core returning cast of Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco while directed by Sam Raimi. That was then….following the new trend in Hollywood of remakes and reboots(like the super successful Batman franchise as an ex.) Spiderman gets his turn in the form of "The Amazing Spiderman" set for release next year.
"The Amazing Spiderman" tells the story of nerdy but brilliant Peter Parker who at an early age was sent to live with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. In a freak accident, Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and developed spider-like powers turning him into a life sized human spider. Having the opportunity to stop a robber who minutes later ended up shooting his beloved Uncle, remembers a phrase his Uncle once told him. . . ."With great power comes great responsibility." Using the tragedy as motivation Parker designs a costume and becomes the Amazing Spiderman.
This new Spiderman film stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spiderman, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Dennis Leary to name a few. It is directed by Marc Webb and set to be released July 3, 2012. Here is a first look at the new trailer for the movie. . .
As always, stay tuned to Guerillatron.com for all the spectacular news on ol' Web Head and what comes next leading up to and on release of "The Amazing Spiderman" which is sure to me another blockbuster from Marvel Comics.
Pictures were provided courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.