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Dead Island logo to be censored for North American release

Posted on 22 March 2011 by TH3 No08

The internet when apeshit for the trailer for this game when it hit a few months back and the hype train went off the rails for this first person zombie shooter meets GTA. Now and interesting bit of news from IGN. It look like the box art for the North American release of the game will be censored. The Dead Island logo will be changed to remove a zombie hanging from a palm tree and replace him with a stumbling zombie who is not nearly as offensive (apparently). No real reason was given for the censorship other than this statement given by Deep Silver…

Deep Silver told IGN that the box art will be modified in North America, however it will go unchanged within the title screen of the game and on the boxes of the European copies of the game.

Have a look at the before and after versions of these two logos.
Before censorship…

After Censorship…

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Batman Star Michael Gough Passes Away, Aged 94.

Posted on 17 March 2011 by Christian

The veteran British actor, best known for his role as Alfred Pennyworth in Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin has sadly passed away…

This morning, the news broke that the veteran actor had passed away:

Gough had a long and varied career, although he’ll be best known among comic book fans for his role as Alfred Pennyworth in the earlier Batman series of films.

His later roles included Alfred Pennyworth for director Tim Burton, including Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). He also reprised his role as Alfred in the 1994 BBC radio adaptation of Batman: Knightfall and in Joel Schumacher Batman films, Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997). Gough is one of only two actors to appear in the four Batman films (the other actor was Pat Hingle as Commissioner Gordon). He also briefly reprised his Alfred role in six 2001 television commercials for the OnStar automobile tracking system, informing Batman of the system’s installation in the Batmobile. [Wikipedia]

His third wife and close friend, Anneke Wills, said: “As his body was deteriorating this week, he said that he wanted to hang on for St Patrick

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Dead Island wants to eat your children…

Posted on 17 February 2011 by TH3 No08

I was just discussing last week with fellow noob Kevin Minke how their weren’t any games on my radar that I was really looking forward to playing. It’s that slow time of year when all the good games dropped over the holiday and nothings really good is gonna come out for a while and it’s probably the worst time of year to be a video game geek. But that quickly changed today when this little beauty was dropped on me like a ton of bricks. I don’t want to speak in hyperbole but this thing looks pretty awesome. We’ve had a lot of games come out lately with zombies, some good, some bad, but none perfect. They all seem to lacking a bit of heart, a reason to want to survive and the trailer to this game really feels like it may have hit that nail on the head. Granted it is (i assume) cinematic game footage not actual game play but I really like the whole family vacation gone wrong feel. I look forward to playing this when it drops and letting you know how good it actually is…

This from Co-Optimus.com and Wikipedia

“Dead Island is an open world video game in development by Techland for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, scheduled for a 2011 release. It is centered on the challenge of survival on a zombie-infested island. Dead Island will focus primarily on melee combat, with firearms and ammo being extremely scarce.

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Actor Pete Postlethwaite Dead at 64

Posted on 03 January 2011 by Christian

Reports are coming in that The Oscar nominated character actor has passed away after a long battle with Cancer…

Some bad news to start out 2011. The excellent Pete Postlethwaite has died at 64. Apparently the Englishman passed “peacefully, after a long illness.” Postlethwaite is probably best known for his performance in Jim Sheridan’s In The Name Of The Father but CBM/sci fi fans will remember his work in Alien 3 and more recently Clash Of The Titans and Solomon Kane. He also appeared in The Usual Suspects, Inception and The Town as well as many other quality flicks.

Personally I have been a huge fan of the man’s work for many years and count Brassed Off among my favourites. Our thoughts and condolences go out to this great actor’s family and friends. R.I.P

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Check out the zombie webseries “Bite Me”

Posted on 31 December 2010 by TH3 No08

Here at thenoobnews we’re all big fans of the web series. Short pieces of entertainment spread out over a couple of weeks that keep you coming back again and again is always in high demand and it looks like we’ve found another one for you to check out.

The webseries “Bite Me” was created by the makers of the video game “Dead Rising 2″ as a piece of viral marketing but it turned out to be a pretty cool series. Anyways the latest episode was just posted. Enjoy…

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Episode 15: The year in review

Posted on 23 December 2010 by TH3 No08

This Week on thenoobnews.com podcast Richard and Christian discuss the impending death of Indiana Jones, the Playstation Networks huge Tuesday demo drop, as well as a their favorite movies, games, tv shows and comics. All this and much much more on this episode of the noob news.

Here’s the rundown for this weeks episode…

intro
xmas chat
best christmas gift ever recieved

Christians Favorite gift

Richard’s Favorite Gift

This Weeks Podcast giveaway

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Red State trailer hits the interwebz…

Posted on 23 December 2010 by TH3 No08

Kevin Smith hates the press but apparently loves the interwebz cause that’s where he dropped an early teaser for his latest flick “RED STATE”. We’ve discussed on the podcast over the last few months our general feelings regarding this film and his approach to distribution and marketing of it and this trailer doesn’t really change any feelings I have for what he’s trying to do. Smith lists the Weinsteins in the credits (Harvey Boys) so I’m assuming he’s got distribution so we may not be treated to the public spectacle of a post screening auction like he promised but as long as it gets out there I guess that’s really all that matters. The trailer looks interesting, lots of action, creepy looking small town folk, and lots of random gun fire.

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Teaser Poster For Dylan Dog Movie; Dead Of Night Hits

Posted on 17 December 2010 by Christian

Check out this Italian poster for the upcoming Brandon Routh horror/comedy..

I like this poster, the trailer for the movie? Not so much. It does have a certain Buffy like charm to it and I like Routh but I dunno about this one.

In New Orleans, Dylan Dog is an ace detective whose specialty is paranormal cases. Now, he must deal with vampires, werewolves, zombies and a guardian of the Hell, due to a client’s case. With the help of Marcus Adams, his un-dead assistant, he will have to preserve the sake of the Earth.

Dead Of Night is directed by Kevin Monroe and hits theatres in Italy next March but doesn’t currently have a theatrical release date Stateside..or anywhere else for that matter.

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Episode 14: The Scottish Ninja Invasion

Posted on 16 December 2010 by TH3 No08

This week on thenoobnews.com podcast Richard, Christian, and Mario discuss John Favreau leaving Iron Man 3, The big winners from the Spike TV Video Game Awards,

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The Rango trailer slithers its way onto the interwebs…

Posted on 14 December 2010 by TH3 No08

In a wild west version of our world which just happens to be populated by random english speaking animals, the lizard with the fastest gun is king. That’s the message I take from this awesome trailer for “Rango”, the latest animated tour de force to draw in A list talent. Johnny Depp stars as Rango, a chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero who finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it. This is the first animated feature for special effects company Industrial Light & Magic and they certainly look to have lived up to their potential on this one. You really get the feeling that the various animals exist in some wild west parallel universe and are having the time of their lives shooting it up with bad guys.

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An extended look at “HOMEFRONT” the video game…

Posted on 14 December 2010 by TH3 No08

From the writer of Red Dawn and Apocalypse Now comes the story of a fallen America. The year is 2027. The world as we know it is unraveling after fifteen years of economic meltdown and widespread global conflict over dwindling natural resources and America has been take over by The Greater Korean Republic. Sounds like a downer huh? Well this is the part where we pick up our guns, join the resistance and fight back, at least according to the game. The idea of joining the resistance and fighting a common enemy is a theme we’ve seen before from John Milius’s work and I’d be interested to see if he adds anything to the mix we haven’t seen in other games and movies of this ilk. Either way the trailer certainly peaked my interest. Check it out and look for it on shelves in March of 2011.

Heres the official description…
Homefront is set in a near future America in 2027 when a now-nuclear armed Korean People’s Army invades the USA, defeating the United States Army and reducing it to nothing from the superpower it once was. The game is written by John Milius the writer of Apocalypse Now and Red Dawn.

Original Trailer Released

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Episode 13

Posted on 10 December 2010 by TH3 No08

This week on thenoobnews.com podcast Richard and Christian are joined in studio by friend of the show Mario Pena to discuss the Austin Blogger Awards, the forthcoming release of the third film in the Family Guy/Star Wars parody “It’s A Trap”, as well as why 1984 may be the greatest year in the history of film releases. All this and much, much more on this episode of The Noob News!

Here’s the rundown for this week’s show…

Intro
Austin Blogger Awards
Mario’s Birthday
All Things Con

Quick Hits
Movies

TV
Dexter Season Finale Trailer

Comic News
-Top 5 Selling Comics of November
1. Batman the Return issue 1- DC
2. Batman Incorporated issue 1 – DC
3. Avengers issue 7 – Marvel
4. Batman Return of Bruce Wayne issue 6 – DC
5. Batman and Robin issue 16 – DC

Netflix Que Video Recommendations
-Metropolis Restored

Inner Space

The Dry Land

The Main Event

A small list of movies released in 1984…
-Footloose
-Splash
-Romancing the Stone
-Spinal Tap
-Suburbia -
-Friday the 13th

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Episode 12 – The Paul Miller/Matt Jones Experience

Posted on 02 December 2010 by TH3 No08

This week on The Noob News podcast, Richard and Christian are joined in the Harry Potter Studios by friend of the show and thenoobnews.com contributor Matt Jones for a serious discussion of The Walking Dead, how Hastings Entertainment is trying to kill your local comic book store, and an in depth interview with the Director of The Battle, Cinco de Mayo, Paul Miller. All this and much, much more on this episode of The Noob News…

Intro:

Movie News

Peter Jackson filming The Hobbit in 3D

Matt’s Favorite 3d movie, House of Wax

TV News

Captain America Coming to TV

Classic Captain America Cartoon

Video Game News

Dead Rising Case West

Comic Book News

The Main Event:

The Noob News Talks with Paul C. Miller

http://wastelandweekend.com/

The Battle: Cinco de Mayo – Directed by Paul Miller…

Fantastic Stuff in the Future


Website News

The Walking Dead Writers Fired!

TDKR Joker Rumor Debunked, WB Looking At Batman VS Superman Again?

Captain America: Super Soldier Site Launched

Thanks to all our sponsors


the noob has spoken…

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When there

Posted on 06 October 2010 by TH3 No08


Red Dead Redemption is one of my favorite games I’m playing right now and it looks to be getting a lot better in the near future. The official trailer for the Undead Nightmare down-loadable content pack was released today and it looks sick. Huge crowds of zombies, undead animals, more missions, special weapons and playable zombie characters… what else could you ask for? Oh and did I mention all this takes place in the old west? This game just keeps getting better. No word on the release date but I would assume it’s right around the corner as Halloween is only 30 days away.

 
 

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