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Metro Exodus – Story Trailer

Friday, January 11th, 2019

The first two games in the Metro series were really good, so I’m really excited to see if Exodus continues that trend. And, there’s not too much longer to wait! Metro: Exodus is releasing on February 15th, 2019.

Good, Bad, I’m The Guy With The Gun

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

It’s a damn shame Bruce Campbell retired from playing Ash.

Polar – Official Trailer

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Polar is an upcoming Netflix-exclusive film based on a web comic that was later adapted into a graphic novel. It stars Mads Mikkelsen as a highly-skilled and respected/feared assassin who has retired but finds himself back in action and at odds with his old employer and various other assassins now gunning for him…

Look, I know what you’re thinking, but no, it’s not a John Wick copycat. I mean, sure, there’s a third Wick film due out this May, so the timing of the release is certainty (at least partially) deliberate. All the same, from what I know of the original comic, the source material stands on its own, and from the trailer the film looks a bit more overtly cartoonish as opposed to John Wick, which is still somewhat cartoonish, but in a more subdued manner.

Polar launches on Netflix January 25th, 2019.

Forgotten Weapons – Shooting the H&K MP5K Operational Briefcase

Monday, January 7th, 2019

The Operational Briefcase is a method developed by H&K for security personnel to discretely carry a sub gun in business and executive environments. Ian of Forgotten Weapons not only demonstrates live fire of one of these briefcase firearms, but also briefly shows off an earlier model case that was a bit less discreet than the later/more modern ‘trigger handle’ version.

Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

So, did you get everything you asked Santa for?

The Predator | Holiday Special

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Predator in a Rankin/Bass-style stop-motion holiday special parody? Awesome!

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Goes Green with Toy Soldier Green Army Men Christmas Special

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Honestly, I’m not completely familiar with Tripwire Interactive, or the game Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, but any game that lets you play as little green army men is alright in my book. Even better that it’s free content released for the holidays. The full release can be read below:

Tripwire Interactive Celebrates the Holidays with Free Christmas Themed Map and Seasonal Helmet for All Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Players

ROSWELL, Ga. – Tuesday, December 11 – Tripwire Interactive, Antimatter Games and the Green Army Men Team announced today the launch of the Rising Storm 2: Vietnam – Green Army Men Christmas Special, the toy-sized update for the award-winning and critically acclaimed first-person shooter. Starting today and running through the first week of January 2019 on Steam, players can look forward to taking part in the gritty and strategic 64-player player matches Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is famous for on a brand-new Christmas-themed map where miniature toy soldiers vie for control over fortresses spread throughout a cozy home decorated for the holidays. Take cover behind building blocks, use race car tracks to access new areas, and take advantage of the toy helicopters to gain the high ground. The Rising Storm 2: Vietnam – Green Army Men Christmas Special update is available for free to all players who own the game. In addition, as part of today’s update, players can also look forward to a free Seasonal M1 Helmet and a host of seasonal themed achievements. And, of course, all the normal Vietnam content will remain available to all players, in case you’ve had too much festivity and need to run through the jungle some more! Available now on PC, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is the sequel to Rising Storm, PC Gamer magazine’s 2013 ‘Multiplayer Game of the Year,’ published by Tripwire Interactive and developed by Antimatter Games. Command your team to victory in massive 64-player battles with authentic weapons, aircraft, and maps that pit conventional military forces against guerilla forces.

Avengers: Endgame Teaser Trailer

Friday, December 7th, 2018

You got farmer Thanos, Ant-Man, and Hawkeye’s return as Ronin, an identity he’s taken up in the comics after the events of Civil War, so pretty appropriate for this film. Sure, we all know that it’s going to end with Thanos defeated and things more-or-less returned to normal, but it’s the how that matters, not the outcome.

Avengers: Endgame releases April 26th, 2019.

Negan From The Walking Dead In Tekken 7

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

So this one’s a little weird, but as part of the latest batch of downloadable characters for the fighting game Tekken 7, they’ve put Negan from The Walking Dead tv series in as a character, and he’s actually being voiced by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Thanks to the power of cross-promotion, you have a guy with a barbed wire-wrapped bat, fighting against oftentimes supernatural martial artists. And his guest stage is the trailer scene from the season six finale.

Black Mesa: Xen Trailer

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Black Mesa is a remake of the 1998 video game Half-Life, developed by a team of fans known as Crowbar Collective. Black Mesa is notable as not only is it a solid remake of what is considered one of the greatest video games of all time, but the project is actually sanctioned by original Half-Life developer Valve Corporation, so much that it was approved for sale on Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam.

Despite an initial release in 2012, however, Black Mesa is still technically in development. The last portion of the game, the Xen borderworld, has been announced and pushed back a few times, since what was originally a December 2017 release date. But, with this new trailer, Crowbar Collective not only teases their own interpretation and expansion of Xen for Black Mesa, but also promises a second quarter 2019 release.

While that’s still some months away, it’s great to see something new(ish) related to Half-Life have a tangible release date.

store.steampowered.com/app/362890/Black_Mesa

Once Upon A Deadpool Trailer

Monday, November 19th, 2018

So, this is a strange one: it’s Deadpool 2, but reedited to achieve a PG-13 rating, and it has a framing device where Deadpool is telling the events of the film to a kidnapped Fred Savage, who is essentially playing the same role he did as the kid in ‘The Princess Bride’. As far as the meta humor goes, it’s pretty Deadpool appropriate. Plus, Ryan Reynolds only agreed to do the movie if some of the proceeds when to a charitable organization.

Once Upon A Deadpool will be a limited release in theaters starting December 12.

Phased Plasma Rifle in the 40 Watt Range

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

“Just what you see, pal.”

A classic scene from an equally classic movie. But, seriously, having that many weapons out on the counter at the same time is really dumb. Even if your “customer” wasn’t a futuristic killing machine covered in synthetic skin.

Alita: Battle Angel Trailer 3

Friday, November 16th, 2018

For a live-action adaption of a 90s manga series, this actually looks pretty decent.

Void Bastards Announcement Trailer

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Void Bastards is an upcoming “strategy shooter” developed by former Irrational Games and Looking Glass Studios employees, the devs behind BioShock and System Shock 2. The game has you leading a team of prisoners as they travel the Sargasso Nebula, exploring ships, navigating through space, and gathering supplies to survive. It features a cartoonish, indie comic-like visual style, complemented by a wacky, humorous tone.

Void Bastards is slated for a 2019 release.

Awesome Movie Shootout Scene Appreciation Post – The Matrix ‘Lobby’ Scene

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Arguably the best scene in the best Matrix film. Pre John Wick Keanu still knew how to kick a lot of ass.

The Q – ‘How To Make A Highly Detailed Cardboard Gun’

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

YouTube channel ‘The Q‘ posted this video detailing the construction and function of a battery-powered cardboard LMG that is seemingly modeled from an M249 Para. Sure, the projectiles don’t have that much power behind them, but overall, it’s a pretty impressive project.

jimmydiresta – Zombie Apocalypse Weapon

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

YouTuber, general ‘maker of things’, and amateur blacksmith jimmydiresta made an entry into the 2018 Zombie Apocalpyse Weapon challenge by another YouTube channel, Dirty Smith. It’s not exactly practical, but it is neat, and it does follow the rules of the contest; namely, something on the entry has to be forged.

www.dirtysmith.com/zombieapocalypse

Cold Pursuit Trailer

Friday, October 26th, 2018

First you think it’s going to be the standard ‘Liam Neeson is a badass and kills a lot of people’ plot, then the trailer gets a bit funny, although Liam Neeson is still playing a badass that kills a lot of people.

Cold Pursuit will be in Theaters February 8, 2019

Fallout: New California Narrative Trailer

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

If you’re starved for a new Fallout experience, aren’t really feeling the direction Bethesda is taking with Fallout: 76, and don’t mind booting up New Vegas on the PC, you might find interest in the upcoming Fallout: New California. In development in various forms for roughly 7 years, Fallout: New California is a fan-made mod for New Vegas which takes place 20 years before the events of said game, and 10 years before the events of Fallout 3. Practically an entire game all itself, New California is slated to have “at least 48 quests”, just under 17000 voiced lines, new weapons and armor, and two unique radio stations, with a single run from start to finish projected to take 8-30 hours, not counting the replayability of going through different quest routes.

Simply put, this is a pretty huge undertaking for a mod. And, it’ll be completely free-to-download this coming October 23rd.

www.moddb.com/mods/falloutprojectbrazil

Call Of Duty: Black Ops III – This Is Blackout Trailer

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

It’s kind of easy to forget that this year’s CoD title is already out, since Activision usually shoots for a November release. It still kind of stings that Treyarch decided to omit a single player campaign for this year’s release, but to their credit, the ‘Battle Royale’-inspired Blackout mode has been getting good buzz. Plus, they might as well strike while the PUBG/Fortnite iron is still lukewarm.

The Slow Mo Guys – 2mm Pin Fire Gun In Slow Motion

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

YouTube channel The Slow Mo Guys demonstrate the firing of a 2mm Pin Fire pistol in extremely slow motion using a Phantom v2640 camera. If anything can be gleamed from this video, it’s that LEGO Minifigs are surprisingly durable, even if the round fired isn’t particularly powerful.

Red Dead Redemption 2: Official Gameplay Video Part 2

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Only 3 more weeks.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launches October 26th, 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One.

Captive State Trailer

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Extraterrestrials take over and make everything “better”, but at what cost? It’s not a new concept (X-COM, Colony, Half-Life 2), but it could be good. It is directed by the guy that did ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, and that was actually a pretty decent film for a reboot franchise.

Captive State will be in theaters March 2019.

Fallout 4: New Vegas – ‘Ain’t That a Kick In The Head’ First 10 Minutes Trailer

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Fallout: New Vegas is a very well-regarded action RPG and is arguably the best of the 3D Bethesda-published Fallout titles yet released. Unfortunately, due to its age it’s a bit clunky from a “modern” gameplay perspective, and because of its incredibly short development cycle lending to sub-optimal performance, it can be a bit of a chore to run stably on a “modern” computer. However, a team of dedicated modders are currently working on a mod which consists of New Vegas, built completely from the ground up to run on Fallout 4. This mod will include completely redone voice work (for legal reasons) and even features the legacy SPECIAL and Skill systems from the older Fallout titles, instead of the leveling system seen in Fallout 4.

There’s currently no word on a release date, but it’s sure to be worth the wait.

f4nv.com/index

SPARTAN117GW – Travis Haley Plays Airsoft

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Greg Wong AKA SPARTAN117GW posted some POV footage of a recent airsoft game he played with Travis Haley and his son. You kinda have to feel bad about those kids who are going up against an actual Force Recon Marine, but it looks like a fun time was had by all.

Major thanks to Greg for the tip! You can check out more of his videos via the SPARTAN117GW YouTube channel.