Every Mortal Kombat fan’s dream has come true–the franchise is getting a film reboot. Thank god. New Line Cinema (owned by Warner Bros.) has officially given the green light on the project, and they’ve hired Kevin Tancharoen to direct. If you remember, Tancharoen directed the wildly entertaining Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which spawned the Mortal Kombat: Legacy webseries on Machinima. I’m glad that Tancharoen was hired to direct; he’s moar than earned the right to head this project. I’m interested to see what Tancharoen does with the movie; will he make it moar realistic, like Rebirth and the Legacy episodes featuring Raiden and Cyrax and Sektor? Or will he make it moar fictional, like how the series has traditionally been? I’m leaning toward the former. In fact, I don’t think it’s even a question which way he will take the movie. He went through all the trouble of making a realistic Mortal Kombat in order to get Warner Bros. on board for a reboot. And he’s hooked ‘em. I’m wishing Tancharoen the best of luck; don’t let us down! (No pressure XD.)
Hello readers of Moar Powah! It’s time for another update. In my September update post, I stated that I wanted to bring moar daily content. In August we had 50 posts, and I wanted to reach 100 in September. Well obviously we didn’t reach that number, but nonetheless, we were still consistent. Hopefully, we can reach 100 this month…or next month, or the month after that. Bottom line is to take baby steps. Also, we’ve made slight redesigns like last month, most notably the background.
There are two things I want to start doing moar in the coming months. The first is getting our mascot Jack moar exposure. What do I mean by that? Well, most of you only know Jack through two things: 1) his catch phrase is the name of this website and 2) the funny pictures that our artist pluffei draws of him (including “Guoventures”). Some of you might have been able to infer bits about him, like the fact he’s a lazy, unclean otaku. Sounds like a lot of otaku right? Wrong, there’s moar to him than that! Soon, we’re going to get a web comic going involving Jack and his new fictional partner that we recently created Jill Masamune. (Get it? Jack and Jill? And don’t ask about the last name of Jill…that was pluffei’s idea, and she has the right to name her whatever she wants since it’s her OC.) In order to completely understand what we’re going to depict, you need to know his history. Which brings me my second point. Vlogging. We’re going to start doing Moar Powah! vlogs on a (hopefully) weekly basis. The vlog will feature our writers discussing various topics of interest. The topics will cover recent or new things (like the Fall 2011 anime season, or a movie or video game that just came out), and it will give our writers a chance to talk about things that they normally wouldn’t cover in their articles. As a special treat, I’m happy to announce that I’ve already started to get the ball rolling on these two points; check out Moar Powah’s first vlog, which focuses on the life and times of Jack Guo! And yes it’s very messy…cut me some slack! The next one will be a lot better, promise!
So, ladies and gents. I am here today to talk to you, the audience reading this, why I am buying Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 by Activision and Infinity Ward (with Sledgehammer and Raven Software) over the highly anticipated Battlfield 3 by Electronic Arts and DICE. There are various reasons and some of them might sound silly to you and some (the BF3 fans) will call me insane but I am willing to tell you and more importantly here to tell you why I believe MW3 will be the better game. So, let us begin.
Hey guys, what you’re reading is probably Moar Powah’s first crossover post. And it couldn’t be more appropriate, as I’m reviewing my favorite Japanese franchise ever, Muv Luv. All self-centered ideas aside, I’ll also be doing my first review trilogy, as I’ll be reviewing each entry in the main Muv Luv trilogy over the next three weeks. The Boss (no, not the Metal Gear Solid one) posted a very short featurette on Muv Luv Alternative. Anyways, enough background, time to get to some real content!
Muv Luv is âge’s most important franchise, which came out a few years after their critically acclaimed Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (or Rumbling Hearts, if you prefer). The first part of the Muv Luv trilogy isn’t nearly as dramatic and depressing as Kimi ga Nozomu Eien; in fact, Muv Luv Extra (why yes, that is the first title in the trilogy) is an outrageous harem experience. If you’ve watched a harem, you can probably imagine what Extra’s like. Soooo it fails conceptually. But what it lacks in concept, it somewhat makes up for in execution.
So, props to my friend Sebastian E. for giving me the basis of this comic. You’re awesome. And my apologies for the late post.
Anyways, you know how in Japan, Resident Evil is actually called Biohazard? Well, in Japan (and anywhere else), Jack Guo is also called Biohazard. His grease and his stench is unparalleled, undefeated, unmatched and unworldly. So obviously, it is a biohazard.
Here, Judge is the main character, and he’s only wearing a hat because he always wears one. Always. Y’see, it’s not fair if I only make fun of Jack Guo.
Hello all, it’s time for another special review from your friendly neighborhood Silverwolf! Today I’ll be discussing Superman #1, the final #1 of the New 52 I’ll be looking at!
Superman is without a doubt the most famous comic book icon of all time; even people who have never heard of DC Comics can probably identify the meaning of the famous red S that adorns his chest, and will pick him when asked to name a superhero. Since the 30s, the Man of Steel has punched giant robots, fallen in love, died, resurrected, gone to alternate dimensions, saved lives, rebuilt entire planets…the list goes on. Superman truly is the ideal human: he has physical perfection, genius intellect, and an unwavering moral code. Some people find him dull for this reason, saying that he is too “vanilla”; I, on the other hand, think Superman is one of the most interesting characters ever created. With that in mind, I snatched up the DC revamp of this classic character this past week. But, do the Last Son of Kypton’s newest exploits live up to the grandeur of his classic conquests?
Okay, let me get this out of the way first, the following is a review of a doujinshi (fan) game for Puella Magi Madoka Magica. I will warn you now, if you have not watched the series yet, I suggest you bypass this article until you have seen it through because this post will contain more spoilers than a Nascar rally. So if you don’t want anything spoiled, go watch it… Now… You have been warned.
Okay, so let’s figure out who made Grief Syndrome. Why it’s our friend from Twilight Frontier, Tasofro. Tasofro has an affectionate place in my heart for co-developing with ZUN Touhou 7.5: Immaterial and Missing Power and Touhou 10.5: Scarlet Weather Rhapsody (and the 12.3 expansion pack Touhou Hisoutensoku). There’s plenty more to their repertoire too, all worth checking out, so these guys have been in the business before and are, in a way, a name you can trust for the doujin gamer.
Good news, everyone! From now until the end of October, it’s officially DC Animated Universe month here on Saturday Morning Cartoons! In honor of DC’s New 52 relaunch (which you can learn more about from my dedicated Moar Powah! colleague, Silverwolf) and my having an astonishing number of dry, scholarly pieces to write in the middle of the month for my college midterms, I will be focusing on one of DC’s animated films for each Saturday in the month of October.