Movie Trailer: Alita Battle Angel

At long last, a trailer has shown up. I thought this was in development hell since this was planned since the year 2000. There was very little news about the production, and suddenly a trailer shows up. The movie is directed by Robert Rodriguez, well known for this work on Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn and Spy Kids. Written by James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez and Laeta Elizabeth Kalogridis. Produced by James Cameron, well known for Avatar, Titanic, Terminator, True Lies and Aliens.

The movie is based on a manga called “Battle Angel Alita” or “Gunnm” (in Japan). Written by Yukito Kishiro.

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Game Trailer: Megaman 11

At long last, there is a new Megaman. The last game was actually 7 years ago released on the PS3, Xbox360, PC and the Wii. Capcom really took their time on this. This new game will be released on the PS4, XboxOne, Switch and on the PC.

Movie Trailer: Avengers Infinity War

I’m speechless. It looks amazing!!!

Shenmue III Teaser Trailer

At long last, we officially have a sequel to look forward to. Shenmue was released in 1999, while Shenmue II was released in 2001. This game was very unique at the time, although I’m pretty sure it’s tame by today’s standards regardless of how much I enjoyed it long ago, but Shenmue ended with a cliffhanger. This wouldn’t have been made without crowdfunding for sure. A lot of people really wanted this game to push through just to see how it all ends, or even continue. This game actually wanted multiple chapters (not just 3), but lets see if that actually pushes though. It all depends if people enjoys this new one. Looking forward to see this.

Movie Trailer: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Trailer 3)

The third and latest trailer from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The movie is looking more exciting, especially with a teaser of Vision at the end. I do wonder if Spider-Man will be showing up in the movie too.

Gaming News: Unreal Engine 4 is now free!

It’s one of the most successful game engines currently. So many games have come out using the Unreal Engine, it’s amazing that they are offering the game engine free of charge. Epic Games created the game engine which is highly portable to any device, The engine itself is practically new, with very famous upcoming games already using the engine like Kingdom Hearts 3, Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, Eve Valkyrie and more.

They only ask a very little thing; which is 5% of your revenue once you reach $3,000 or higher. And considering they only get revenue once you reach a high level of sale, I think that’s a win win situation.

The engine can be used for education, business, making games and what ever you want to do with it.

This is a high contender for Unity since they also offered their older engine for free too. But Unreal Engine 4 has an advantage that it is an upcoming high end engine. Another competitive engine is CryEngine, they do have a subscription system which is relatively affordable (which is at around $10, currently around an estimated PhP450 a month).

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The video below shows a developed scene in 3 hours made out of pre-made assets using Unreal Engine 4.

This is an interesting time to be a game developer.

Check out the Unreal Engine announcement page. Learn more about Unreal Engine here.

Gaming News: Final Fantasy XV Demo Footage

The game looks impressive. The video is almost 2 hours long. I’m getting curious how this game turns out.

Movie News: Zack Snyder posted a pic of Jason Momoa as Aquaman

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Zack Snyder posted a pic on Twitter. And it just caused a lot of excitement. This is absolutely cool. It’s been a while since we last heard anything about the Batman V Superman movie, We have seen Superman (Henry Cavill)  already, glimpses of Batman (Ben Affleck) and a picture of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). Since they announced Jason Momoa to be Aquaman, I was excited. We was pretty good at Game of Thrones as Khal Drogo, which is so impressive regardless of how much I don’t understand the unique language they used in the series. His acting is quite good, too bad that the Conan movie reboot didn’t turn out too well, but I still am excited to see this actor in the big screen.

Gadget News: AndroidOne by Cherry Mobile and MyPhone

Yup, an official phone line from Google Philippines, AndroidOne will come out from Cherry Mobile (Cherry One) and MyPhone (MyPhone Uno).

Cherry Mobile One specs

  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor MTK6582m
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display, Asahi Glass
  • 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with BSI
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM / Dual Standby
  • 3G, HSPA+, GSM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 1780mAh battery
  • Price: sub- Php 5,000

MyPhone Uno specs:

  • 4.5-inch FWVGA display
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 1.3GHz Cortex A7 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB storage
  • Expandable up to 32GB
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 1700mAh battery
  • Price: sub- Php 4,599

Both phones look great. Although Cherry One seems like a better phone. Hopefully I could be able to test one when it is available. This is a great move by Google Philippines. This is looking good.

TV Rumor: Thea Queen may turn out to be Artemis

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This is currently a rumor, that in the TV show Arrow (based on the DC Comic’s Green Arrow), the character Thea Queen (Played by Willa Holland), the sister of Oliver Queen (Green Arrow played by Amell) may turn out to be Artemis.

Fascinating news, I like the idea. 3 seasons in the series and episodes has been just getting better and better.