Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

Universal Monsters Creature from the Black Lagoon Minimates

Creature from the black lagoon figures

The best-selling Minimates family goes to the dark side for an annual holiday horror tradition with the inaugural release in Universal Monster Minimates boxed sets! Sure to be an annual Halloween collector tradition, this set features some of your favorite mon-stars and supporting characters- many of being presented for the first time ever as 3D collectibles! The box will include a beautiful heroine figurine exclusive to the set, along with the title monster. This set will include: The Creature in both classic colors and an exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark version of the gill man, along with the heroic Dr. Reed in diving gear, and the exclusive Kay Lawrence in her famous swimsuit. Each Minimate stands 2-inches tall with 14 points of articulation and a variety of removable and interchangeable parts and accessories.

Check out the Universal Monsters Creature from the Black Lagoon Minimates.

Resident Evil 4: Ipad Edition

Resident Evil 4 iPad

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that “Resident Evil 4: iPad Edition” is now available on the App Store. The game features a new high-resolution art set designed to take full advantage of iPad’s larger display. The improved graphics capture the Resident Evil world in terrifying detail making the gaming experience even more immersive.

It has been six years since the destruction of Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, formerly Raccoon City Police Department’s idealistic rookie cop, is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission to rescue Ashley Graham, the President’s daughter. Leon begins his investigation in an undisclosed Spanish-speaking village in Europe, where he encounters a horde of unruly villagers who pledge their lives to Los Illuminados, the cult that perpetrated Ashley’s kidnapping. As Leon encounters unimaginable horrors, he must find out who or what is behind everything.

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Plants vs. Zombies for iPad

Plants vs Zombies

PopCap Games, maker of some of the world’s most popular video games, today announced its Plants vs. Zombies™ HD app for iPad® is now available on the App Store. Since its introduction on the iPhone™ and iPod® touch in February, Plants vs. Zombies has sold more than 650,000 units. With this latest adaptation, PopCap is propelling the Plants vs. Zombies franchise to new heights – delivering even more great gameplay and exclusive features tuned specifically for iPad. The Plants vs. Zombies HD app for iPad is available for US$9.99 from the App Store on iPad.

“The iPad is a fantastic platform for gaming, and Plants vs. Zombies HD allows us to show off the great new features and functionality of this exciting device,” said Andrew Stein, director of mobile business development at PopCap. “In this adaptation, we’ve focused on the iPad’s Multi-Touch capabilities and opportunities for new gameplay like the Buttered Popcorn mini-game that will excite both new and current players.”

Check out the Plants vs. Zombies for iPad.

ZombieSmash! on sale

Zombie Smash game

ZombieSmash!, the hit castle defense game for the iPhone and iPod Touch featuring unprecedented levels of zombie carnage, is on sale starting today for the cool (like a corpse!) price of $.99, for a limited time.

Gamedoctors, the independent game development studio behind the critically acclaimed title, recently submitted a special Easter update, featuring an arsenal of Easter related goodies, including bunny-ear-clad zombies and several weapons disguised as friendly Easter eggs to confuse (and destroy!) those writhing, smelly jerks.

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Class 3 Zombie Outbreak Infects Google Maps

Class 3 Zombie Outbreak

Australian indie game developer, Binary Space releases “Class 3 Outbreak” (C3O), a real time strategy zombie game running on Google Maps®. C3O gives players the impossible task of holding back waves of zombies with a hopelessly outnumbered police force. Stamp out infections as they appear on the map, and try to keep the zombie threat level at Class 1 for as long as possible. Protect thousands of civilians over a 1km square area in Washington DC, USA or Leicester, England.

Game designer, Jay Weston says, “We set the bar pretty high with our previous release, Zombie Outbreak Simulator. We hope that gamers enjoy controlling the local police and pew pew’ing some zombies in this first version of Class 3 Outbreak! P.S. BbraAiInZZzzzZ!!” Programmer, Saxon Druce has coded each of the 1,000s of map inhabitants to behave individually and interact with terrain on Google Maps, meaning that characters move under trees, around walls and into buildings, all while running at 30+ frames per second on average PCs. “We can’t wait to get started on the next version of C3O, we have some very exciting plans. Shooting zombies with pistols alone is never enough, every zombie fan realizes this.”

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Where to start: The Goon

Goon comic

Staff writer, David Pinckney, has submitted his latest article, Where to start: The Goon.

We all have heard from people who want to get into comics but don’t know where to start. Some series are just too obscure and feel to distant from a new reader’s realm of comfort while others have issues in the hundreds and there doesn’t seem to be a good jumping on point. So where do we start and how do we know what’s good to read or if it’s even easy enough to get into. Personally, I believe trades are the easiest way to get into a series that may have been going on for a few years. With that in mind I began reading the Goon by Eric Powell, with the intent of explaining if this comic is easy enough to get into and who’d like it.

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Hack/Slash #30 review

Hack Slash comic

Cassie and Vlad’s most bizarre mission yet! Meet The Alternative, a group of teens who have decided to outfit themselves in costumes and defend their city against crime. But before they start bashing bad guys, they’re going to have one hell of a debaucherous party! Now someone wants them dead, and the killer knows how to make a gory mess out of Spandex-clad sidekick wannabes! It’s teen supers meets teen slayer in Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter part 1!

Read the Hack/Slash #30 review.

VAMPIRE, PA interview with J.C. Vaughn

Vampire comic

Vampires in suburbia? Dean Marklin didn’t think so. In fact, he didn’t believe in vampires at all. Then he met one. Then he met lots more, and they all wanted to kill him! Now he’s a vampire hunter, and he’s pursued by a beautiful vampire while he tries to hold onto what’s left of normal life. How do you think that’s working out for him?

We caught up with writer, J.C. Vaughn to talk about his upcoming comic.

Read the VAMPIRE, PA interview with J.C. Vaughn.

Vampire Origins game news

Vampire Origins game

The thrilling bloodthirsty-combat shoot’em up title was just submitted to the App Store .

After his bride is murdered by a vampire, Vincent, (a dangerous hunter for a secret organization) sets out for revenge against the monster that killed his wife. Poisoned by hatred and driven by rage, Vincent wages war on the plague of vampires that has infested and destroyed all that was good in the world.

Read more about the Vampire Origins game.