Monthly Archives: November 2015
Tap My Katamari Trademark Filed by Bandai Namco
Bandai Namco Entertainment has filed a trademark for Tap My Katamari in Europe.
The trademark (via NeoGAF), was as filed today, November 30, through the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). The application was filed under goods and services, with mention of computer game programs, video game machines, amusement park services, and several others.
Additionally, Bandai Namco registered the domain http://www.tapmykatamari.com/ on November 12, which currently serves as a placeholder site.
The Best Laptops for Anyone
As technology continues to progress in line with Moore's Law, laptops have become more and more powerful and compact. Whereas a laptop once meant significant trade-offs in power and functionality for the convenience of portability, modern laptops are powerful, sleek machines with great displays that in some cases, weigh practically nothing. Here are the best laptops for any situation.
Chef Creates Splatoon-Inspired Squid Dishes
Food Network's Justin Warner recently turned to Nintendo's Splatoon as inspiration in the kitchen.
On the show Foodie Call (via Kotaku), Warner sat down with Nintendo's David Young to talk about the food in-jokes of Splatoon and Nintendo's attempts to cross-pollinate culturally.
Later, the two retired to Warner's kitchen to create two dishes inspired by Splatoon hosts Callie and Marie.
Using the color schemes of these sisters, Warner created both an okonomiyaki and calamari dish, all while giving tips on preparing and eating squid. Check it out in the video below.
Mortal Kombat X Annoucement Teased for The Game Awards
We'll be getting a look at the next fighter to join the Mortal Kombat X roster at The Game Awards.
Creative Director Ed Boon tweeted out the tease, promising an "exclusive reveal" for the game.
Really looking forward to attending @thegameawards on Thursday with the exclusive reveal of "Who's Next" in MKX !! pic.twitter.com/BFpIGTK0Er
— Ed Boon (@noobde) November 30, 2015
Sony Santa Monica Teases New Project
Sony Santa Monica is gearing up to make a new announcement, and it may involve dancing feet in some capacity.
The development studio released a .gif of what appears to be dancing feet on Twitter, along with the hashtag "#takeastep" and an accompanying message linking straight to a NeoGAF forum post.
See the next fragment https://t.co/b4jE2cpIsf #takeastep pic.twitter.com/5E9WPwRNAQ
— Santa Monica Studio (@SonySantaMonica) November 30, 2015
Patton Oswalt Joins MST3K Reboot
The MST3K Kickstarter has far exceeded its goal, and so new cast member announcements continue to trickle out of the Satellite of Love. On the show's Kickstarter page, co-creator Joel Hodgson announced Patton Oswalt will be joining the cast.
Oswalt, who is a self-professed fan of the show, will play the son of TV's Frank, TV's Son of TV's Frank.
TV's Frank, played by Frank Conniff, joined the cast in season 2 after the unexpected departure of show founder Josh "J. Elvis" Weinstein. However, Coniff will not be joining the reboot as a major character, nor will former Mad and voice of Crow T. Robot Trace Beaulieu.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Millenium Falcon vs. Starship Enterprise
Neil deGrasse Tyson was quick to answer when asked whether he’d choose Star Wars’s Millennium Falcon or Star Trek’s Starship Enterprise.
A fan submitted this question to Tyson’s National Geographic show, Star Talk, and Tyson answered with what he knows best—science. "The Enterprise," the astrophysicist answered. "There’s no question." Watch for yourself in the video below.
The Enterprise, he says, is much more real than Han Solo's Millennium Falcon. The Millennium Falcon is part of Star Wars’s "fantasy storytelling," he says, and the fact that the Enterprise has a staff—folks to man the "warp drives and photon torpedoes" makes the ship "fake-real," while the Millennium Falcon is just "fake-fake."
McQuarrie Confirms He’s Back to Direct M:I 6
Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie is set to become the first director to helm two installments in the spy film series.
McQuarrie confirmed on Twitter today that he's returning for Mission: Impossible 6. There were previously reports earlier this month that McQuarrie was talking with Paramount about writing and directing the next installment.
Star Wars Rebels Renewed for Season 3
Star Wars Rebels, Disney's animated addition to the planet-hopping sci-fi franchise, has been renewed for a third season.
Set between the first and second film trilogies, Rebels settles on a cast of characters kicking off the Rebel Alliance first seen in A New Hope.
"The show continues to tell fun, heartfelt, exciting new Star Wars stories week after week, and it’s beloved by fans of all ages," wrote Lucasfilm Senior VP of Development, Kiri Hart in a press release.
Hart's statement is backed up by the show's viewing numbers. Rebels is the second most-watched show on Disney's child-oriented cable channel, Disney XD. It's also the station's number one series among adults, with more than 48 million viewers worldwide.
Out This Week: Xenoblade Chronicles X, Rainbow Six Siege
With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.
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