Posts Tagged ‘Avenger’
Even The Avengers aren’t immune to lawsuits!
Last Updated on Thursday, 6 September 2012 05:45 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 6 September 2012 05:45
Time is counting down to the September 25th bonanza that is the Avenger’s on DVD and Blu-ray. The anticipation became a fervor when Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment announced the end all be all Collector’s Edition Blu-ray sets – the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One — Avengers Assembled edition. The high-powered box set includes 10 discs featuring every Marvel Universe movie that ties into, and includes, the Avengers. Besides the movies, there is also a ton of swag, choice piece being a replica of the Tesseract (Cosmic Cube) tucked inside a replica of the briefcase from said movies. That briefcase has ended up undoing the super sweet set.
It seems that Rimowa BhmbH, maker of fine German luggage, has delivered a Hulk sized punch in the form of a lawsuit over the planned use of the briefcase replica. According to Rimowa:
“Marvel did not obtain any license or authorization from Rimowa to make replica copies of the case for any purpose. … The plastic ‘replica case’ [is] a close copy of Rimowa’s Topas attaché case in every respect, but quality — from the proportions and coloring, to the style of the handle and latches, and, of course, in the use of the trademarked parallel ridges around the body of the case”
Certainly Disney\Marvel thought they could use a replica from their movie. It does seem right, doesn’t it?
Geeky Game Review: Avengers Chronicles
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 05:23 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 26 June 2012 05:23
We here at DHTG don’t hide our schoolgirl like crush on Zen Studios and their Pinball FX 2\Zen Pinball. The detailed tables, the crisp art, the attention grabbing bits for the fans – is there any reason to hate on the stellar series? If you said yes, you’re doomed to play MK Advance for the rest of eternity!
The latest pack of tables to attach to the series is the Avengers Chronicles. Zen tossed down a four pack of goodness based upon a quartet of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes‘ most notable adventures – The Infinity Gauntlet, World War Hulk, Fear Itself and the movie tie for the billion dollar juggernaut Avengers movie. All four for one low price spells win in my book!
Enough with the fangirl love fest, let’s get to the review. Fans of the Marvel super team will be familiar with the stories behind the tables but even non-Marvelites need not know the backstory to enjoy Zen’s latest offering . As per the usual, the developers spent a considerable amount of time adding in all the eye candy to keep peeps glued to the TV long after they lost their last ball. Frustratingly that happened to me more times than I want to admit. Yes, your intrepid review got caught up in the pretty, pretty lights and dropped the ball.
Time to re-assemble, The Avengers sequel is official!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 07:23 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 8 May 2012 07:23
Let’s be honest geeks, we knew it was going to happen. The ending basically guaranteed it was coming but until it was officially announced, we had to dream. Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, was on a conference call when he dropped the news – The Avengers 2 is a go! He didn’t\wouldn’t\couldn’t confirm the release date, if Joss Whedon would helm it or if any of the cast will be returning. Just the fact that the onslaught of Marvel movie goodness was continuing with Iron Man 3 popping next year, possibly Thor 2 coming as well in 2013 (!) and Captain America 2 tentatively hitting in 2014.
The Avengers has racked up a serious amount of cash for the studio: $207.1 million opening weekend, $18 million just on the midnight premiere and globally has sucked in over $702 million. That kind of money is sure to turn any studio head into a true believer! Iger also let it be known that they were clearing room in some Disney parks to fit in Avenger themed attractions. Please oh please make a Black Widow ride!
Now we play the waiting game to see all the great details. If Disney can bring back all principals i.e. Whedon, Downey, Evans, Jackson, Johannson, Ruffalo etc and keep it as high quality as this one, we’ll have another stellar hit. Now if they can talk to Fox and Sony to bring some other characters to help out, that would make many a fanboy squee with giddy excitement!
Avengers overload! New Pinball FX 2\Zen Pinball Avengers tables inbound! [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:22 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 8 May 2012 07:00
There may not have been an Avengers game to coincide with the movie’s release but Zen Studios is making sure we get our Avengers fix anyways. Adding to the already announced Avengers Chronicles for Zen Pinball and Pinball FX 2 will be a full fledged movie based table! We’d seen a bit of the table in the previous trailer but now it’s official. The table used bits and bob directly from the movie to keep it as authentic as possible.
To keep this table exciting, Zen decided ordinary steel balls wouldn’t cut it – no sir. They have customized spheres of justice decorated to resemble each team member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Specific challenges await each ball, challenges that must be met before players can activate Wizard mode. The table shows off that Zen attention to detail, with the heroes and villian running around clashing, Nick Fury glaring from the center of the table, Cap assembling the team and more eye candy than you know what to do with!
The Avengers Chronicles will hit Zen Pinball (PSN) and Zen Pinball FX 2 (XBLA) later this year. Hit the jump for screens, the trailer and more!