Ryan Reynolds Leaked Deadpool Test Footage Looks Awesome!


The video may not be up for long, but the footage of the potential Deadpool movie with Ryan Reynolds looks freakin’ awesome!

No word on how this footage managed to hit the internet. My bet is that some executive out there wanted to prove that a Deadpool movie is pretty viable, and you know what? He’s absolutely right!
To clarify, this is a CGI animation, Reynolds voiced the character, and it through his voice alone he shows just how well he encompasses the character!

August’s Xbox Games With Gold Include Dishonored, Crimson Dragon

Microsoft has announced the Xbox One and Xbox 360 Game with Gold for August. The titles will take you to a steampunk dystopia, space, and the motocross track.
For Xbox One, you’ll be able to ride a dragon or sit in the cockpit of transforming space ship. On August 1, you’ll be able to download Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero for Xbox One.
On Xbox 360, you can nab Motocross Madness from August 1 through August 15. On August 16 through the end of the month, you can get Arkane’s Dishonored.
As a reminder, Xbox One games will be available as long as you continue your membership. Xbox 360 games are yours to keep once you download them.

Custom PS4 Dubbed "GayStation Edition" Up for Auction to Support LGBT Group


A custom-made PlayStation 4 is being auctioned off this week to support the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Rights (RFSL). The system is called the "Gaystation edition," and the auction for the console has already eclipsed $2,000. The auction closes on August 2, so you can expect the price to climb even further. A standard PS4 sells for $400.

"For many young people, the world of games will become a refuge to escape the taunting or worse of real life," reads Webhallen's post about the console (translated by Joystiq via CVG). "On Webhallen, we are gamers in heart and mind, and are keen that as many as possible have the opportunity to feel welcome and enjoy the world's largest and fastest growing interest: video games."

Webhallen accompanied the post with the hashtag "thisisforthegaymers."

The second annual LGBT-themed GaymerX convention was held earlier this month in San Francisco, featuring a number of panels and presentations, including one from Borderlands creator Gearbox Software about inclusivity in gaming. Despite growing support from big-name publishers like 2K Games and Electronic Arts, this year's show might have been the last.

Holy Mothra: Gareth Edwards Reveals ‘Godzilla 2′ Monsters At Comic-Con

Legendary kicked off its San Diego Comic-Con Hall H panel with a monster-sized bang today, confirming that they will be making a sequel to this summer’s hit “Godzilla.”
Director Gareth Edwards, who is currently working on “Star Wars: Episode VII,” greeted fans with a video message shot in San Francisco, thanking them for the “okay” box office returns of the first movie and their support over the past two years. (The first announcement of “Godzilla” rocked Comic-Con in 2012.)
The fan enthusiasm, Edwards said — joking that he was supervising the reconstruction of the city after Godzilla’s destruction — “means we get to make another one. First, we genuinely need a break from all the pressure of doing a major franchise and all the fanboy opinions that go along with that.”
Oh, we see what you did there.
Of the sequel, he said, “I’m very much looking forward to directing that film.”
But that’s not all — Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull introduced concept footage for the second movie, which teased three new monsters that will appear in the sequel: Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah.
We see the monsters’ silhouettes, along with retro government footage of serious-looking meetings, accompanied by a voiceover calling for emergency meetings and disaster control. There’s also a nice tease to Directive 27.
“Conflict: Inevitable. Let them fight,” the closing title card read.
Let them! Let them!
“Now we have more monsters to play with and we’re excited about it,” Tull said.
No release date has been announced for “Godzilla 2.”

First look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in ‘Batman v Superman’


Gadot signed on as Wonder Woman back in January. Her contract includes Batman v Superman and at least one solo Wonder Woman movie. The other film on her contract is undoubtedly the Batman v Superman followup Justice League.
Gadot is best known for her role as Gisele in the Fast and Furious series. She is an Israeli actress and model.
After she was cast, Batman v Superman direct Zack Snyder released this statement:
“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role.”
Now that we’ve seen her as Wonder Woman, we have to agree with Snyder. Fans had voiced concerns about her being too small for the part, but this image proves that she’s put in the work necessary to embody the Wonder Woman character.
We look forward to seeing Gadot in action as Wonder Woman, but we don’t expect that will be anytime soon. The movie isn’t set to be released until May 6, 2016 (the same day as Captain America 3), so there shouldn’t be any trailers anytime soon. The small footage shown at Comic-Con only featured Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill reprising his Man of Steel Superman role.

Telltale Confirms The Walking Dead Season 3

Telltale co-founder Kevin Bruner confirmed there will be a third season of The Walking Dead during the Skybound Entertainment panel at Comic Con.

As far as plot details or release windows go, Bruner didn't have much to offer. For now though, you can rest assured the series will continue after you finish up The Walking Dead: Season Two.

Cellular device unlocking bill passed by US House, President Obama says will sign into law



The U.S. House signed off on Senate Bill 517, a proposed law that would enable cellular device users to unlock their hardware and switch to a competing carrier without penalty, something that is currently illegal. The Senate pushed the bill through last week.

Following successfully passage through Congress, President Barack Obama needs to sign the piece of legislation into law, which he will do shortly, according to a White House release.

From President Obama:

I applaud Members of Congress for passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. Last year, in response to a "We the People" petition from consumers across our country, my Administration called for allowing Americans to use their phones or mobile devices on any network they choose. We laid out steps the FCC, industry, and Congress should take to ensure copyright law does not undermine wireless competition, and worked with wireless carriers to reach a voluntary agreement that helps restore this basic consumer freedom. The bill Congress passed today is another step toward giving ordinary Americans more flexibility and choice, so that they can find a cell phone carrier that meets their needs and their budget. I commend Chairmen Leahy and Goodlatte, and Ranking Members Grassley and Conyers for their leadership on this important consumer issue and look forward to signing this bill into law.

President Obama's comments came in an emailed update on a "We the People" petition signed by more than 114,000 people, who asked the administration to "restore a basic consumer freedom: to take your mobile service — and a phone or tablet you already own — to the carrier that best suits your needs." 

The contents of S.517 effectively overturns a prior decision from the Librarian of Congress, who in 2012 dissolved an exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyrights Act (DMCA) that allowed cellphones to be unlocked. After a 90-day buffer period, the DMCA stipulation went into effect in January 2013. 

Interestingly, S.517 fails to limit so-called "bulk unlocking," or the practice of unlocking multiple phones, tablets and other devices for resale purposes. An earlier version saw the House tac on a clause that prohibited bulk unlocking, though the final draft being sent to the White House contains no mention of the stipulation.

Cellular service providers "lock" phones and other devices they sell to their proprietary network in an effort to thwart customer flight to a competing carrier's service. Providers used the method to ensure continuing subscription revenue from customers who purchased subsidized hardware. 


Comic-Con 2014: Tekken X Street Fighter Remains in Development


Despite nothing being heard from the game in some time, Tekken X Street Fighter is still in development, Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada confirmed today.

Asked whether development on the game continues, Harada said through his translator (and Tekken designer), Michael Murphy, "It's still in development, and it is moving forward, but that's on the development side. So obviously, with all of the products, there's that special timing that we need for that to have its own spotlight. So on the marketing side, it's a special situation, but we can say that it hasn't been cancelled, so please relax."

It was almost four years ago to the day that a pair of crossover games featuring Street Fighter and Tekken were announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2010. Capcom's offering, Street Fighter X Tekken, came out less than two years later, but updates on Bandai Namco's title have been hard to come by. Harada confirmed it was still in development last year and indicated Bandai Namco was seeking "the right time" to release it. Earlier this year, it was included on the company's official release schedule for 2014, but without a specific release window attached.

Harada was involved with a panel that covered the recently announced Tekken 7 at SDCC today. Not much was revealed beyond the fact that fights will be one-on-one. The gameplay was also said to be unfinished, which is why the teaser trailer that was shown (above) offered no glimpse of the game in action.

After so many years of waiting for Harada and Bandai Namco's take on blending of the Tekken and Street Fighter series, what are your expectations for the game at this point? Let us know in the comments.