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HALO NEWS: New Spartan + Upcoming Shows

Coffee & Multitasking v.129 

1. XMEN:DoFP CHARACTERS [ign.com] 
We get to finally see Fox’s interpretation of Quicksilver…and it, is, horrible! 
And Toad is back…for some reason. And those Sentinals still don’t look right. So, Empire’s really not helping them regain any traction here. 

2. GRAMMYS CUT REZNOR [video
So apparently at the end of yesterdays award ceremony, the super group of Trent Reznor, Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham took the stage. Only to be cut off halfway through by CBS for commercials. Just another reason why these awards are completely irrelevant to this generation. 

3. MALEFICENT [trailer
The Angelina Jolie live adaptation of the Disney animated classic just got a great title song, and my “yes” vote! 

4. TO MAKE YOU SMILE [FrenchChairs] 
At first this looks sad; a school being held under a bridge. But then I start to think of the two teachers going out of their way to share, and the kids going out of their way to learn! 

SPIDERMAN SPINOFFS: VENOM & SINISTER6

Sony just announced that (instead of connecting with Marvel) they want to expand their Amazing Spiderman universe into three movie franchises; Spider-Man, Venom, and The Sinister Six. 
I’m very excited about Venom finally (hopefully) getting the treatment he deserves. But I have no idea how they’ll turn an all-villain-team into a movie…interesting. 

E32013: Destiny [demo]

:: To quickly add my two cents (to IGN’s commentary)…I like that Bungie hasn’t strayed too far from what worked with Halo’s FPS dynamic. I also am drooling over the MMO-loot/share/customize feature. AND AND AND the fact that you can be strolling through the sandbox world, and all of a sudden find yourself in “public events” where you can join up with other players/teams and take place in raid-like battles. This game seems to have it all, and even with all of the Xbox One’s problems…this paired with Halo5+6 has me sold. 

XBOX ONE: IGN’s Fix

:: Here’s a much simpler, cleaned up overview of everything that happened today with Xbox.

XBOX ONE

:: I’ll be posting my thoughts on the reveal at the end of the day, once I’ve had time to look over it all. Until then, here’s the trailer…

Coffee & Multitasking v.121

1. VALVe ‘EARLY ACCESS’ [GeekyGadgets.com]
We now have another reason to hail Valve as the best name in gaming; project “early access” will give Steam users the ability to buy a game still in the beta stages. Much like Mojang did with Minecraft, this will give fans the ability to play while the game is being developed! 

2. DEADISLAND2 STORY [trailer]
DI1 was a near-perfect zombie experience (aside from too many useless/annoying quests) so I wasn’t that interested in a sequel. But seeing how the characters are now being brought back into an ongoing storyline…I’m interested! 

3. KOJIMA CONSPIRACY
Now, I haven’t paid attention to the whole FOXHOUND storyline since MetalGear3, but, I’m one of those gamers that’s been on the sidelines watching the story unfold…and this interests me! 
First there was the [trailer] back in 09.12 announcing the return of Solid in MGS:GroundZeroes (before MetalGear:Revengeance even hit shelves).
Then at the SpikeGameAwards there was the haunting [trailer] for an unknown game called “Phantom Pain” (that people immediately started calling a new MG game). 
Now IGN has posted an interview with an alleged star from PP in which he “accidentally” leaked a connection to MGS…some are even speculating that the interview itself was faked using CGI (I think it gets crazier than that…) you can checkout all their thoughts on it [here]. 
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? Or are you like me, and have completely lost track of the whole MetalGear time/storyline?

IGN’s History Of: Gears Of War 

- Trying so hard to get geared up for tomorrow’s release. I’m friggin stoked, there’s just so many other things happening in life right now it’s hard to remember things like this *shudders at the thought of getting old*

Coffee & Multitasking v.119

1. MEGAN FOX IN TMNT [i09.com]
Yup, Bay and Fox are friends again, and surprise surprise she’s the lead female in his remake of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While I’m not excited about the film, she is still a total babe. This gives my chance of watching it a +1

2. THE AMAZING GREEN GOBLIN [HollywoodReporter]
Mhmm…seems they haven’t learned from the emo-haired SpiderMan3.
Amazing SpiderMan 2 will now have THREE villains…possibly. While Dafoe will always be the perfect Goblin in my eyes, we now have Rhino, Electro, and Norman Osborn in the mix. Hopefully they’re just setting it up for another film…

3. ENDANGERED TV [IGN.com]
2013’s list of shows being canceled has been released, and I’m not overly shocked by it.
On the verge of cancellation are shows like: CSI:NY, Law&Order:SVU, 90210, Parks And Rec, and Community…which in my eyes died after Season3. 
And ones that are definitely cut: The Office (finally), 30 Rock (duh), Last Resort, Fringe, and Gossip Girl.
But you can check out the full list of everything for yourself…

Coffee & Multitasking v.117

1. ABRAMS + VALVE = HALIFE? [IGN.com]
At today’s DICE summit JJ and VALVe head Gabe Newell hit the stage to talk about how they both hope to one day collaborate on videogames AND movies…

2. MORE STARWARS SPINOFFS [ew.com]
Turns out that Han Solo and Boba Fett will be joining Yoda with their own solo movies. See, this is what I wasn’t looking forward to…Solo NOT being played by Harrison Ford! Buuut a feature length film starring Fett will probably make up for it. 

3. LAST OF US REVIEW [video]
IGN gets to play the upcoming third-person-post-apocalyptic-zombie-smuggler game. At E3 this looked great, now it looks amazing! 

2013's BIG MOVIE LIST [click]

IGN decided to post a list (including trailers and description) of every major theatrical release, along with most of dates. Here’s what I’M excited for…

Gangster Squad: It’s kinda like an update Untouchables. 
The Last Stand / Bullet to the Head: Ahhhnold and Stallone are back to make no brainer shoot ‘em ups, my favorite lazy Sunday kinda movies.
The Side Effects: The Directorial follow up to Contagion. 
A Good Day to Die Hard: Forever one of my favorite franchises! 
OZ: The Great and Powerful: James Franco + fantasy epic = fun. 
Carrie: I never really got into the original, but wanted to. And Chloe Moretz is so much fun to watch on screen. 
The Place Beyond The Pines: Ryan Gosling…
Oblivion: It’s nice to see Tom Cruise in another blockbuster, it’s where he belongs. 
Iron Man 3: Duh! 
The Great Gatsby: I’ll stop enjoying Leo Dicaprio in classic timepiece films when he stops making them. 
Star Trek: Into Darkness: The Next Generation was just added to Netflix, and it’s only strengthened my love for the franchise. 
After Earth: I love Will Smith, and I love when he’s on screen with family. 
Man Of Steel: To me, this will make or break the Justice League movie…
This Is The End: I love the concept of a bunch of comedy actors, playing themselves, in an apocalypse setting! 
World War Z: Quite possibly my favorite book, with one of my favorite actors. 
Kick A** 2: I had never heard of the comic until the first movie was released, and now it’s one of those gems I keep coming back to over and over again. 
Pacific Rim: Even though it’s a homage to all the classic Japanese monster films, it still feels refreshingly original. 
The Wolverine: I don’t care what people say, this is Wolverine2, and it will be great! 
300: Rise of an Empire: It’ll be interesting to see what the Persians did after Leonidas’ defeat. 
Elysium: Think the storyline of Gundam, without the Gundams. 
Riddick: I’m really glad they decided to go this way with the trilogy. 
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For: FINALLY!!!
The Worlds End: It’s being called the final act in the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost trilogy. 
Enders Game: All of my booknerd friends rave about this, and it’s got Harrison Ford in an army role, sold. 
Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Hopefully this will finally convince everyone that didn’t read the books that it’s NOT a Twilight ripoff.
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug: I know that they aren’t following the book, but it’s still excellent to watch. *EDIT* I was TOLD they aren’t following the book 100%…
47 Ronin: Not familiar with the classic? GET FAMILIAR! Also Keannu Reeves in another oriental-style film…I’ll be the only one in the theater, and that’s ok! 
jOBS: And finally this…this has already been picked as my movie of the year, for obvious reasons. A biopic about one of my favorite people, starring Ashton Kutcher, whom I’ve actually grown to like when he’s not playing a comedic role.