Lac Vostok les premiers échantillons seront prélevés en décembre 2012

first_imgLac Vostok : les premiers échantillons seront prélevés en décembre 2012En décembre prochain, des chercheurs russes prélèveront les premiers échantillons du mystérieux lac Vostok enfoui sous près de quatre kilomètres de glace dans l’Antarctique.Après 20 années de forage, une équipe de chercheurs russes a réussi à atteindre dimanche le lac Vostok. Enfoui sous près de quatre kilomètres de glace dans l’Antarctique, ce lac d’eau pure de 250 kilomètres de long et 50 km de large est isolé de la surface depuis des centaines de milliers d’années. D’où l’impatience des chercheurs à l’étudier. Mais ceux-ci attendront encore avant de recueillir les premiers échantillons. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”En décembre 2012, au cours de la saison d’été en Antarctique, nous allons prélever des échantillons du glacier et les faire analyser”, a déclaré hier Valeri Loukine le directeur de l’expédition russe cité par l’AFP. “Quand nous aurons effectué les analyses de cette eau, nous dirons ce qu’il en est”, a-t-il ajouté en se refusant pour le moment à toute spéculation sur les découvertes à venir. En effet, ce lac pourrait contenir des formes de vie inconnues à ce jour. Intialement destinés à faire des recherches en paléoclimatologie, les travaux de forage se sont poursuivis lorsque les chercheurs russes ont découvert qu’il y avait un lac juste en dessous de l’endroit où ils effectuaient les travaux.Interrompus au début des années 1990, les opérations avaient repris six ans plus tard avant d’être à nouveau suspendues en 1998. En effet, à l’époque la communauté internationale s’était inquiétée d’une possible catastrophe écologique en raison de l’utilisation de technologies peu adaptées à ces travaux délicats. Le forage avait ensuite recommencé en 2006. Jusqu’au début des années 2000, une équipe française participait aux travaux mais elle s’est vue contrainte d’arrêter pour ne pas polluer. Le comité russe, en revanche, a autorisé les scientifiques de son pays à continuer. Dès l’annonce lundi selon laquelle les Russes avaient atteint le lac Vostok, des scientifiques français et britannique ont manifesté leur réserve sur l’intérêt de ce forage et se sont inquiétés des risques de pollution.Le 9 février 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Un malware pollue presque 30000 blogs WordPress

first_imgUn malware pollue presque 30.000 blogs WordPressDécouvert par Websense, spécialiste de solutions de sécurité, des codes malveillants circuleraient sur de nombreux sites, majoritairement des blogs utilisant le système de gestion de contenu WordPress.30.000 sites touchés pour environ 200.000 pages Web. Le code malveillant, très court, redirigerait l’internaute vers un site proposant un faux antivirus.  À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon Websense, « le site du faux antivirus se propose d’effectuer une analyse de l’ordinateur de la victime, et lui fait peur en affichant de fausses détection de malwares ». La suite est simple, le site escroc vous propose d’installer un logiciel qui n’est autre qu’un cheval de Troie. Toujours selon l’éditeur de solutions de sécurité, 85% des sites infectés seraient américains mais les victimes internationales (0.3% en France). D’après PC World, il faudrait se méfier d’un plugin dénommé ToolsPack, se faisant passer pour des outils admin de WordPress. Celui-ci permettrait en fait l’intrusion du code en question sur les pages.Si vous possédez un site WordPress, ouvrez donc l’œil.Le 7 mars 2012 à 12:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio écrivez écologique sur votre iPad

first_imgLogitech Solar Keyboard Folio : écrivez écologique sur votre iPad Logitech sort un nième clavier pour iPad, compatible avec les trois modèles. Comme d’autres, il fait protection pour la tablette et en même temps clavier. Sa spécialité est d’alimenter sa connexion Bluetooth 3.0 avec des panneaux solaires. À pleine charge, la batterie permet d’écrire pendant 1.000 heures d’après les estimations de Logitech. Ils considèrent que cela équivaut à deux ans d’utilisation avec deux heures d’écriture par jour. Mais on ne sait pas combien d’heures d’ensoleillement il faut pour la recharger. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le clavier est un 65 touches, c’est-à-dire un modèle sans pavé numérique. Il est fait d’un plastique gris. La tablette s’y fixe avec originalité de deux façons différentes : complète, avec l’écran arrivant en haut du clavier, mais aussi partiel, avec l’écran recouvrant toutes les touches sauf la partie multimédia (lecture, pause, contrôle du volume…), sur la première ligne du clavier. La protection, quant à elle, est en simili cuir noir, avec un petit logo Logitech et des orifices prévus pour les haut-parleurs de l’iPad et son appareil photo. Elle affiche des dimensions de 428 x 17.8 x 253 pour un poids de 460 grammes.Le Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio sera disponible en Europe courant mai 2012, au prix conseillé de 129,00 euros.Le 3 mai 2012 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Amiante Selon une étude nationale 65 des artisans retraités y auraient été

first_imgAmiante : Selon une étude nationale, 65% des artisans retraités y auraient été exposés !Comme le révèlent les résultats d’une étude nationale menée sur l’exposition à l’amiante des artisans retraités, il semblerait que 65% d’entre eux y auraient été exposés durant, en moyenne, 25 ans et demi. Le programme Épidémiologie et surveillance des professions indépendantes, mené par l’Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS) et le Régime social des indépendants (RSI) entre 2005 et 2009 a permis de démontrer que 65% des artisans auraient été exposés à l’amiante au cours de leur carrière. Il ressort également que cette exposition aurait été plus élevée chez les garagistes et les maçons. À lire aussiLa tour centrale de Jussieu désamiantée et entièrement reconstruiteLa première phase de ce programme d’étude s’est concentrée sur l’Aquitaine, la Basse-Normandie et Haute-Normandie, le Limousin, le Nord–Pas-de-Calais, la Picardie et le Poitou-Charentes. Un panel de plus de 15 000 artisans, dont 85% d’hommes, ont été conviés à participer au programme mais seuls 61% d’entre eux, soit 9 125 personnes, ont répondu présents. Les résultats de l’étude ont démontré que les salariés retraités avaient été moins exposés à l’amiante que les artisans retraités, tous secteurs d’activités confondus. Cependant, c’est dans le domaine de la construction que le plus grand nombre d’artisans touchés se démarquent. Au delà de la simple étude visée par ce programme, il a également permis de “réduire les inégalités en favorisant le suivi médical et l’accès au Fonds d’indemnisation des victimes de l’amiante (Fiva)”, comme l’ont expliqué les auteurs avant d’évoquer : “l’importance de renforcer l’information des médecins traitants, interlocuteurs des artisans pour le repérage de leurs expositions et pathologies”. Le 24 février 2013 à 11:42 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Warner Bros debuts footage from Justice League Wonder Woman Fantastic Beasts Kong

first_imgThe Warner Bros. Comic-Con panel on Saturday morning in San Diego ended up being chock full of footage from upcoming films! Instead of trying to cover all of the information that was disseminated on the panels (some had more to share than others), the internet people who are not in San Diego were blessed with a wealth of material to gawk at from Wonder Woman, Justice League, Suicide Squad, Kong: Skull Island and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.The DC Cinematic Universe is expanding with Suicide Squad in mere weeks and Wonder Woman flying an invisible jet into theaters next year, so it’s unsurprising those properties kicked off the panel. Moderator Conan O’Brien brought out all the DC Cinematic Universe film directors (that we know about) to line-up on the stage – Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Ben Affleck, David Ayer, Rick Famuyiwa, and James Wan before booting all of them but the lady.Patty Jenkins took over the stage and brought out the cast of Wonder Woman, including Gal Godot (Diana) and Chris Pine. The big news, of course, was the unveiling of a full Wonder Woman trailer that shows off more of the setting and the action of the film.Not a lot of plot on display, but considering the movie doesn’t open until June 2017, there’s plenty of time to push Wonder Woman as her own story. It was important to start the DC Comics part of the panel off with the message of course correction from the dark, underwhelming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.Course correction continued with new material from Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which is currently in production. The Justice League part of the panel with Affleck, Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, and Ray Fisher kicked off by unveiling a high resolution image of the whole Justice League in costume for the first time.Surprising everyone, Zack Snyder has also prepared footage from the movie and cut it into a San Diego Comic-Con teaser. Prominently featured are Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ezra Miller’s Flash.Wrapping up the live-action superhero part of the panel was the Suicide Squad cast, including the big stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Margot Robbie. Since their film opens on August 5th, there wasn’t a lot of new information given out, we’ll just have to wait for the movie. Although Will Smith did have an entertaining anecdote about how Jared Leto behaved on set.It wouldn’t be a DC Comics domination push if they didn’t also release a video for Comic-Con, especially when the Suicide Squad footage from last year caused such a piracy kerfuffle. If Wonder Woman and Justice League had clips, Suicide Squad was going to make one too.The Lego Batman Movie had a presence with Will Arnett, who voices the character on hand. Lego Batman comes out February 10th next year.The most unexpectedly awesome footage came from Legendary and Warner Bros.’s Kong: Skull Island, the King Kong prequel by the producers of Gareth Edwards’ American Godzilla that will eventually lead to a cross-over movie where Godzilla and King Kong fight (in a few years, if the movie doesn’t flop).Dude. That Kong is huge. Certainly the largest version of Kong to ever be made in America (I’m fuzzy on how big Kong is in Godzilla Vs. King Kong compared to here, but I’m sure there will be many a think piece about it)Check out this Vietnam War-esque shot. Ape-pocalypse Now.Director Guy Richie is going to do to the legend of King Arthur what he did to Sherlock Holmes, which is try to make him cool in a modern blockbuster context. That’s going to happen with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword starring Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) as the title character.Then, Eddie Redmayne appeared in the audience and began to hand out wands. Yes, it was time for new things from the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling, as the first movie in a planned trilogy this November 18th – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. After some very cagey answers to Conan’s questions, Fantastic Beasts debuted its first full trailer!Wow! Actual fantastic beasts! This is like magic Pokémon Go!last_img read more

7 helpful tips for weebing out in Japan

first_img Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Stay on target Going to Japan is one of those lofty nerd goals that nearly anyone who remotely likes video games or anime dreams of. And, if you haven’t gone before and don’t know Japanese, it’s a pretty daunting task. I recently spent two weeks in Glorious Nippon, and I had a blast despite my linguistic ignorance. It’s not hard to have a great time if you keep a few things in mind while planning your trip.It’s a vastly different country from the United States, but the commercial and tourist areas are generally friendly and accommodating to English speakers. Most important signs are in English, and most of the symbols and icons we’re used to are used in Japan to the same extent. You don’t have to be intimidated by it.Preparation is everything, and even if you can’t teach yourself to be fluent in Japanese in time for your vacation/sabbatical/pilgrimage you can still get ready in some simple and helpful ways. Getting a passing familiarity with maps, locations, and pleasantries can go a long way, and plotting out your trip in advance can save a lot of headaches while still giving you plenty of wiggle room.Traveling around the country? Get a JR Rail Pass.If you want to expand your trip beyond Tokyo (and you really should), you need to get a JR Rail Pass. It’s a train pass available exclusively to foreign tourists that offers unlimited travel on almost all train lines across all six Japan Railway companies. It doesn’t cover every train in Japan, but it does let you go anywhere on the shinkansen, and can be extremely helpful when navigating Japan’s larger cities. It costs about $450 for two weeks (less for one week, more for the first-class Green Car service), so it isn’t cheap, but considering how much a single round trip on the bullet train can cost it can easily justify its worth by the time you go to Kansai and back.It also covers the Narita Express, so if you’re flying into Tokyo, you’re saving $15-25 just on the trip from the airport. A few different travel agencies run pages where you can order the JR Rail Pass in the United States. I got mine fromIt also covers the Narita Express, so if you’re flying into Tokyo, you’re saving $15-25 just on the trip from the airport. A few different travel agencies run pages where you can order the JR Rail Pass in the United States. I got mine from japan-rail-pass.com, which helpfully let me order a pocket Wi-Fi hotspot for my trip at the same time.Exploring Tokyo? The Yamanote Line is your best friend.The Tokyo subway system is massive and run by several different companies. Many of the subways are private lines and not included on the JR Pass, and between the JR and non-JR lines the subway map of Tokyo is bafflingly massive even to a New Yorker. You can save yourself a lot of headaches by navigating, at least mentally through the Yamanote Line. It’s a single loop run by JR East (and included in the JR Rail Pass) that goes around every major stop in Tokyo. No matter where you start on the line, you can hit Ikebukuro, Ueno, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Akihabara, or Shinagawa in under an hour. It’s a vital way to anchor your travels around Tokyo to a few specific, convenient main stations, and can help you get a grasp on the geography of the sprawling city.Get a coin purse.You’re going to use a lot of coins in Japan. Paper money doesn’t even appear until you hit denominations of 1,000 yen (approximately $10), which means everything else is handled by coins. You’re going to be using a ton of 100-yen coins (about $1), with lots of 10- and 50-yen coins coming into play around vending machines and subway stations. A separate coin pouch or other dedicated container for coins will keep you organized. You probably won’t be using paper unless it’s for something fairly large. Keep your 1- and 5-yen change out of the coin purse and in a separate pocket so you can toss them into charity jars when you can; you want to stick to the 10-yen-and-above coins to save time when you have to pay for anything.Learn to be polite.You don’t need to know Japanese to be polite in Japanese. A few pleasantries go a long way and help ensure you won’t be a dick of a tourist when you’re in Japan. Learn how to say excuse me (Sumimasen), please (kusadai and onegaishimasu, depending on context), thank you (arigato), and I’m sorry (gomen nasai). Get used to bowing during most interactions. If you show some courtesies before asking questions and making requests in English, the effort will be appreciated.Want games and tech? Go to Akihabara (and, if you’re near Osaka, Den-Den Town).Akihabara is the otaku capital of Japan, with dozens of toy, anime, electronic, and video game stores. If you want video games (including several huge arcades), it should be your first stop. The neighborhood includes the massive Akihabara branch of Yodabashi Camera (side note: Yodabashi Camera and Bic Camera are giant electronic store chains that might also have what you want if it’s currently available at retail).Plus a huge Mandarake anime shop, multiple Sega/Taito/Namco arcades, and a bunch of modern and classic video game shops like the venerable Super Potato. Den-Den Town in Osaka is similar, though slightly more spread out and out of the way. Both neighborhoods are must-visit locations for any gamer nerd. They aren’t the only places you should visit, though.Want anime and collectibles? Go to Nakano Broadway.Nakano Broadway is an otaku paradise, more than Akihabara if you remove the whole gadget and tech element. It’s a huge foot mall dominated by the anime and collectible store Mandarake, with at least a dozen additional independent stores scattered throughout its floors. If you want a specific action figure, model kit, or character good, odds are you can find it at Nakano Broadway. Almost every store there specialized in preowned items, so while you might not get them mint, you’ll at least get a pretty good price (especially when compared with Akihabara prices). If Figma, Nendoroid, S.H. Figuarts, Gunpla, or Medicos mean anything to you, you need to visit Nakano Broadway.Want retro video games? Keep your eyes peeled for Book-Offs.You can get nearly any classic video game from one of the handfuls of Super Potato stores in Tokyo and Osaka, but you’ll be paying out the nose for anything remotely rare. They aren’t great spots for budget retro game shopping, though you can still find some gems if you look through their shelves. You can really find budget gold looking through Book-Off, a chain of second-hand book, CD, and DVD stores scattered around Tokyo and the rest of Japan. They have retro video games in sections that range from a tiny bargain bin to several shelves’ worth of cartridges. I found a cartridge-only copy of Kirby’s Adventure on the Famicom for 480 yen and a complete in box copy of Shin Megami Tensei for the Super Famicom for 960 yen. It’s more of a crapshoot than Super Potato and other dedicated retro stores, but you can find some gold there.This isn’t a comprehensive guide to going to Japan, but these tips can help if you want to get the most out of your trip. Have you been to Japan recently and have other sick geek tips for traveling? Please share in the comments!last_img read more

Were Set to Get a New Tolkien Book in 2017

first_imgStay on target Despite the fact that J.R.R. Tolkien died over four decades ago, we’ve still been getting new books and works from him. Well, sort of. Previously unpublished poems and stories, along with new editions of old pieces, have been getting the full publishing treatment.The latest will be a love story central to the history of Middle-earth, according to HarperCollins. Beren and Lúthien will be getting its own illustrated book, set to come out next year, 100 years after they first appeared.Beren and Lúthien, who were first seen in Tolkien literature around 1917, are best known to readers of The Silmarillion, which is a collection of works that form much of the mythology surrounding Middle-earth. The two characters are also referenced by Aragorn, who sees obvious parallels between the story and his romance with the elf princess Arwen.Beren was a mortal human who fell in love with an elf named Lúthien. Since her father didn’t approve, he sent the man on an arduous and nearly impossible task. Eventually, Lúthien gives up her immortality so that she can be with him.The tale is important in the grand scheme of Middle-earth, since not only does it form an allegory for characters in the main story, but also was famously inspired by Tolkien’s love for his wife, Edith. The pair is referenced on the author’s grave, in which he is referred to as Beren and Edith as Lúthien.Christopher Tolkien, who has edited many of his father’s works, will be crafting the book based on the history of the tale, which has changed beyond its introduction in The Silmarillion. The publisher stated that Tolkien will be first telling the story in its most famous form and will supplement it with text from other places in the History of Middle-earth series to show the full story.So the new book is a retelling of the story, but also a work tracing the history of the story itself.The book, illustrated by Alan Lee, is set to be released on May 4, 2017. Tolkien, Lovecraft, Rowling Inspire Names of Seven New Spider SpeciesShadow of War’s Improved Nemesis System Lets You Command an Orc Army last_img read more

Loot Crate Brings Us a HORROR show for October 2016

first_img If you can’t tell from the cheap plastic skeletons, the costumes of presidential debate attendees, the stench of pumpkin spice, and the clowns silently watching us everywhere, we’re living in the upside-down in October. That means Halloween, and that means spooky stuff, and that means, for Loot Crate, the theme of HORROR.Here’s what’s in this month’s Loot Crate:The Walking Dead t-shirtTexas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface plushieFriday the 13th Camp Crystal Lake pennantNightmare on Elm Street chopsticks (seriously)The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains book by Jon MorrisHalloween pinThematically, it’s all pretty on-point except for the book. Which is a fun book, though I could swear I saw it in another Loot Crate a year or two ago. But everything else is solidly horror, covering some big names in the genre. Would I have loved a Lament Configuration Rubik’s Cube? Totally. But the slasher stuff is pretty fun.The Nightmare on Elm Street chopsticks standout as the goofiest and best item of the bunch. They’re two metal chopsticks attached by a small rubber Freddy glove. They’re baby’s first chopsticks, with the springy glove keeping them together so you can use them without any coordination. Which means, sadly, that they won’t go into the rotation for my own absurdly chopsticks. Which include two sets of Harry Potter wands (Harry’s and Ron’s), two pairs of lightsaber chopsticks (Darth Vader’s and Luke’s), two pairs of katana chopsticks (Date Masamune’s and I forget), the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Sex Pistols chopsticks I got with a Guido Mista bento box (they’re bullets, and the chopsticks themselves are the speed lines), and my newest and current favorite, Mobile Suit Gundam beam sabers from the Gundam Cafe in Akihabara. And you just read half a paragraph of me talking about my chopsticks. I’m both proud and ashamed of that.As always, Loot Crate is a subscription service that sends a box of geek-themed stuff to your home every month. Besides the broad Loot Crate subscription, there are more specific Loot Anime, Loot Gamer, and Loot Pets crates, along with a variety of licensed and limited edition crates. Stay on target <> 1/5The Walking Dead t-shirt 1/5Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface plushie 1/5Friday the 13th Camp Crystal Lake pennant 1/5Nightmare on Elm Street chopsticks 1/5The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains book by Jon Morris The Best Wonder Wharf Prizes for Bob’s Burgers FansOpen The Nick Box from CultureFly, Get Amazing Hat last_img read more

DC Legends is Almost XCOM With Superheroes

first_img During this year’s New York Comic Con I played a demo of DC Legends, a mobile strategy game featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, and all of your other favorite DC heroes and villains who aren’t Gorilla Grodd. When I heard the initial pitch from the developer, I envisioned a grand turn-based strategy RPG on the level of X-COM or Fire Emblem but featuring the modern gods of the DC pantheon. What could be better?It turns out DC Legends doesn’t quite have that sense of scale. However, after messing around with the launch version, the game is still a neat example of how superheroes and strategy games are a perfect pair.DC Legends retells the 2010 Green Lantern “Blackest Night” storyline. Supervillain/death incarnate Nekron threatens all life in the multiverse with his army of Manhunter robots as well as shadowy spectres (not to be confused with The Spectre) of heroes and villains. And just as that comic storyline provided a handy excuse to bring some fan favorites back from the dead, this video game storyline provides a handy excuse for 40 characters who are typically mortal enemies to all team up. How else are you supposed to believe Superman and Harley Quinn fighting on the same side?The initial joy of DC Legends comes from constructing your dream team of up to four different characters. If you’re being strategic, you’ll want to match fighters with complementary skills. A character like Zatanna focuses on illusions while Deathstroke uses more blunt force. As you unlock new characters, you can also upgrade old ones, increasing their stats or giving them new moves and legendary costumes. Raven is good, but Raven with Trigon-eyes is even better.Different individual characters have different match-ups depending on their skills, and you can also see your team’s overall power level to make sure you have an advantage before heading into battle. But let’s be real. Everyone is just going to put the heroes they think look the coolest on the same team. Chemo is in the freaking game.Once you have your kind of suicide squad it’s time to use them. Again, this isn’t X-COM. You’re not moving units around a map. You can’t position Dr. Fate behind a boss for a stealth kill. Instead, missions are a series of head-to-head turn-based battles, like a classic JRPG with all the exploration stripped out. That still leaves room for plenty of depth, especially in online fights against other humans. Holding down on a character’s move icon lets you read its effect before activating it, and with a varied team players have a fair amount of options at their disposal.The Flash’s speed punch can hit twice on a single turn. Green Lantern can buff teammates with ring constructs. Green Arrow can make arrows rain from the sky that damage all foes at once. Experimenting with these new abilities keeps the combat, which boils down to defeating wave after wave of enemies, from getting too stale. What helps is that some moves are presented through impressive cinematics and dynamic camera angles. They’re not quite Injustice-level spectacles, but they’re still a visual treat for a mobile game.However, while DC Legends’ super moves surpass what you might expect to see on mobile, the game’s overall structure is exactly what you’d expect. The game is perfectly playable if you don’t spend a dime, even on higher difficulties, but you just know the game would love for you to engage with its essences and fragments and other colorful premium currencies that can only make the ride smoother.Still, the core of DC Legends is a lot of fun, and to me, it seems pretty obvious why. Superhero comic book universes have a nearly infinite amount of far-out characters who tend to beat each other up in creative ways. The only video game genre that complements them better than fighting games is strategy games. Marvel Ultimate Alliance (as well as the new Marvel Heroes) was basically Diablo with the Avengers, and it was fantastic.The fact that I enjoyed DC Legends despite it being considerably simpler than what I first imagined speaks to the sheer strength of the superhero/strategy game combo. So why won’t someone make a full-fledged, character-focused, superhero strategy RPG already? X-COM vs. X-Men? It writes itself. Until then, DC Legends will do. DC Legends is available now for free on the App Store and Google Play Store. Joaquin Phoenix Wanted Thomas Wayne Excluded From ‘Joker’ Script’Joker’ Earns High Rotten Tomatoes Score From Film Critics Stay on targetlast_img read more

John Wick Kills Everyone Again in John Wick Chapter 2 Trailer

first_img Watch These Movies Before ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’‘Fortnite’s’ John Wick Mode Is The Deadliest Crossover… Stay on target Keanu Reeves is back as John Wick, and he’s found even more ways to end people. A new trailer for John Wick Chapter 2 dropped today, and it looks like… well, it looks like more John Wick. The first movie managed to surprise everyone by being way better than it had any right to be. It was essentially a perfect ’80s action movie only made in the 2010s. After no more than 10 minutes of setup, the rest of the movie was pretty much non-stop action. And by action, I mean Keanu Reeves murdering everybody.Now we have a sequel, and so far, it looks like exactly what we’d expect: Keanu Reeves killing, even more, people even harder. What more could we possibly ask for? Just look at this trailer. Look how little attention is paid to the story. That’s how much it matters. Per the YouTube video’s description, John Wick is forced out of retirement because a former associate, to whom Wick has naturally sworn a blood oath, is trying to take control of an international assassin’s guild. For whatever reason, that means the world’s deadliest killers are coming for his head.That sounds like the plot of an action movie. Bad guys are coming, John Wick has to murder them. Story done. Put Keanu Reeves in a car and let him fight a motorcycle. Give him a gun and watch him beat people to a pulp before shooting them in the face. You know, just to make sure they’re extra dead. Should we be concerned about celebrating such an extreme level of violence? Sorry, I can’t hear you over how cool this looks.Leave the dog alone this time. (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/Lionsgate)We can’t overlook the most important detail of this trailer. The dog! Right at the beginning we see Wick walking with the dog he got at the end of the first movie. All I can say is he’d better survive this movie unharmed. I don’t know if I could take John Wick’s puppy getting killed again. Come after Keanu all you want, but let the dog alone! What did he ever do to you besides be adorable?last_img read more

Final Fantasy XVs Developers Cooked All Food See in the Game

first_img Final Fantasy XV has a lot going for it. A giant world open world to explore, a ton of interesting side quests to complete, fast-paced, real-time combat, gorgeous, awe-inspiring visuals, and a deep, satisfying story. Okay, maybe not so much with the story, but by and large, FFXV is one of the more enjoyable games of 2016; no mean feat for a title that was in development for the better part of a decade.One of the things those who’ve played FFXV noticed is how ridiculously detailed the food is in the game. In between missions, FFXV‘s protagonists make camp at night and are served meals by the straight-laced guardian, Ignis. As mentioned above, the game is a visual marvel, but its in-game food looks so scrumptious that you may feel the urge to jump into the TV to eat it. How did Square-Enix manage to render some of the most realistic looking in-game food ever seen in a game?Speaking with Eater.com, Final Fantasy XV‘s director, Hajime Tabata, explained why Final Fantasy XV‘s food got so much attention.“Recipes were just one element of the camping scenes, but the catalyst for our obsession was the high quality of the food graphics that the camp team was able to create in the pre-production phase,” said Tabata. “In Japan, we have a term called ‘meshi-tero’ (an abbreviation of the Japanese-English combo phrase ‘Meshi (food) Terror’ and similar to the English term ‘food porn’), but that pretty much summed it up. We have to create truly delicious-looking food scenes similar to those that appear in movies and anime.”According to the game’s art director, Tomohiro Hasegawa, some of the food was based on photographs, but for other meals, the team had to cook them. “It’s actually pretty difficult to make something look tasty in the game,” said Hasegawa. “And I believe what beats even the best photography is the personal experience.” Stay on target Cool Gifts for ‘Final Fantasy’ LoversGEEK PICK: Final Fantasy 15 Pocket Edition HD center_img Creating such realistic looking food was a group effort according to Hasegawa. The art department would plan out what each dish’s ingredients and appearance would be before handing it off to another team that went outdoors to cook the meals on a camp stove.“Our team members took out their gear and went camping to cook outdoors,” said Hasegawa. “You know how even the simplest foods can taste really delicious when you’re out camping? We wanted to focus on that same feeling while we created them.”After the meals had been cooked, they were photographed from a variety of angles before being scanned to create the 3D versions used in the game. The digital artists also made sure to physically hold each dish to get a better understanding of their composition and weight. The rendering team also tasted each dish and adjusted them in-game as necessary.“I believe sharing feedback amongst the team members is what leads to the high-quality of the final recipe images,” said Hasegawa. “This is not just for the recipes — within the Final Fantasy XV game production as a whole we constantly ask ourselves: ‘How can we incorporate the team members’ real-life experiences into the game itself?’”A lot of effort went into creating all of these delicious looking meals but the results speak for themselves. Since each of these dishes is based on a real meal, Square-Enix really ought to release a Final Fantasy XV cookbook for those of us who want to actually eat the foods the game’s protagonists enjoy each night.last_img read more

Buy This Comic Black Cloud 1

first_img Today is Wednesday, better known as New Comic Book Day, the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week, that comic is Black Cloud #1 from writers Ivan Brandon and Jason Latour, artist Greg Hinkle, colorist Matt Wilson, and Image Comics.Black Cloud #1(W) Ivan Brandon, Jason Latour (A) Greg HinkleZelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she’s on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn’t the only place Zelda’s running from. From the creators that brought you Spider-Gwen, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, and DRIFTER, and the incredible colorist of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, comes a place where dreams come true–and today, they go to war.via Image ComicsEver since it initially pitched as Jessica Jones meets Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and was announced over a year ago at Emerald City Comic Con 2016, Black Cloud has been one of my most anticipated series from Image Comics. An all-star creative team on a book about the power of imagination was something that sounded right up my alley, but then any talk of the book was MIA for a few months, only for the first issue to debut a year later. This is how Image series seem to go nowadays, along the lines of The Fix, or Injection, as creators are supposed to have a few issues in the can before the series launches to combat delays. Thankfully, Black Cloud fits right in at Image Comics, with the wait being so worth it.This first issue is weird, not giving a lot away, so it is hard to write about as I can’t say much regarding the story. The solicitations say enough as it is. There is another world than ours, and Zelda, a native of it, has ended up in our world, for better or worse. We meet Zelda as she’s down on her luck in a big city, taking advantage of trust-fund kids to get by. A lot of balls are thrown in the air with this first issue, a lot of characters and concepts that might feel off-putting to a more casual reader. However, Ivan Brandon (Vikings) and Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen) are steering the ship here, and they are some of my favorite creators in comics, so it just makes me more excited to see where they take it.via Image ComicsIt’s nice to see Greg Hinkle’s art for the first time in almost a year since The Rattler graphic novel came out a year ago from Image Comics. Black Cloud feels more like his work on Airboy from a couple of years ago, especially in scenes where reality blends with the absurd, but I have to say that this series might shape up to be my favorite work of his yet. It reads well but is also just so much fun and lively, even when it just focuses o two characters having a conversation in an office. It doesn’t hurt that Matt Wilson (Black Widow, The Wicked + The Divine) is the colorist, as he is one of the best in the business and I always seem to be drawn to books that have his name on them. A beautiful first issue that doesn’t give away too much but still manages to keep the reader interested and entertained, Black Cloud fits right in at Image and has a solid debut. The first issue is available now at Comixology.4/5/17 Releases – In addition to Black Cloud #1, here is a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should also be reading, if you are not already.America #2 from writer Gabby Rivera, artist Joe Quinones, and Marvel Comics.Shade, The Changing Girl #7 by writer Cecil Castellucci, artists Dan Parent and Marguerite Sauvage, and DC Comics’ Young Animal Imprint. Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 Stay on targetlast_img read more

AI Invents Paint Colors Dorkwood Stanky Bean

first_img There are people who get paid to invent paint color names—to make the distinction between “warm wassail” and “burled redwood”; to come up with “taffy twist” and “magic dust.”But, like many jobs, their future employment may be threatened by maturing artificial intelligence.Or maybe not, if this robot is any indication.Research scientist Janelle Shane—fresh off her AI-invented chat-up lines—trained a neural network to create new paint colors and “give them attractive names.”Based on a list of 7,700 Sherwin-Williams titles and RGB (red/green/blue) values, the machine slowly (and I mean slowly) learns basic shades.Working on the lowest-creativity setting, the network initially spits out hues like “Caae Brae” (a sort of salmon pink), “Caae Blae” (a brownish-gray), and “Saae Ble” (a muggy purple).With more practice, it grasps the concept of spelling, but still doesn’t actually know what colors are which.Oddly, the more-creative setting is actually more appalling: “Wltlttf Bzt” (dark green), “Bylfgoam Glosd” (yellow), “Woleebaph Ronder Wily” (gray), “Dondarf” (purple).“Later in the training process, the neural network is about as well-trained as it’s going to be,” Shane said, admitting that “with different parameters, it could have done a bit better.”By this point, the AI has figured out basic colors like white, red, and gray, though not always reliably: “Gray Pubic” (that’s not a typo) and “Barial Blue” are, confusingly, blue and gray, respectively.“Looking at the neural network’s output as a whole, it is evident that: 1. The neural network really likes brown, beige, and gray, [and] 2. The neural network has really really bad ideas for paint names.”How’d you like to paint your kitchen “Grass Bat” red or “Bank Butt” pink? Maybe the living room accent wall would look good in a “Stargoon” orange or “Grade Bat” green.Check out the rest of Shane’s AI-powered titles in her blog post.Admittedly “not a neural network researcher,” Shane uses her blog, Postcards from the Frontiers of Science, to experiment with the scientific computing framework on her 2010 MacBook Pro.What started with cooking recipes—a number of which she has shared online—has grown into an almost-daily task, covering topics like superhero names (Sapgirl FTW), Pokemon characters (Staroptor’s hidden ability: stick hat), Irish songs (I’d listen to “Seat of Slugs”), knock-knock jokes (Ireland who? Ireland you money, butt), types of fruit (three hencoughs, please), Dungeons & Dragons magic spells (I cast a Finger of Enftebtemang!), and Doctor Who episode titles (watch for “The Crows of Doom” in 2018). McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS Stay on targetlast_img read more

Retro SNES Classic Edition Trailer Plays With Super Power

first_img 8Bitdo’s SN30 Wireless Gamepad is a Perfect Controller for the SNE…8Bitdo SNES Classic Edition Wireless Controller Now Available for Pre-Order Stay on target When I woke up this morning, not only did I learn that pre-orders for the SNES Classic Edition had gone up but that they were already sold out. Disappointing, but not surprising. But to twist the knife, Nintendo also a dropped a new trailer for their little retro console releasing next month as part of their slate of Gamescom 2017 announcements. Check out these dangerously high levels of 1990s nostalgia!I, too, kept all of my video games in a boxed labeled “Video Games.” Much like how the NES Classic marketing mirrored the 1980s style of the console’s time, this commercial would feel right at home in a Nintendo 1990s American ad blitz with its grungy narrator saying phrases like “Play It Loud,” “Radical Features,” and “Now You’re Playing With Super Power.” That music! That wacky live-action laboratory stage! It certainly has more style than its Japanese counterpart. All it’s missing is young Paul Rudd being bombarded by smoke and lights on the street.Along with all these blasts from the past, there’s also real new information in this trailer. We already knew the basics of the SNES Classic, from its $80 price to its September 29 release date to its two included controllers to its absolutely killer lineup of 21 Super Nintendo games including the unreleased Star Fox 2.However, this trailer confirms that not only can we take the edge of that brutal 16-bit difficulty by saving and suspending at any time but we can actually rewind games to give ourselves a second chance. That could be a life-saver during especially tricky Super Punch-Out!! bouts. Also, similar to the Game Boy Player, we can give these 4:3 games some extra flair on our 16:9 TVs with different colorful frames.As much as I wish Nintendo would just put all of these games on a Switch Virtual Console, the Super Nintendo Classic Edition looks like a must-own device for retro gaming fans. Here’s hoping you can actually buy one. And if you’re interested in Nintendo’s future games, not it’s past ones, check out Nintendo’s Gamescom 2017 live stream below.View as: One Page Slides1/81. Aside from some boring cables, here’s what comes in the box for the Super NES Classic.2. A SNES you can hold in the palm of your hand. What a world!3. Classic box art for a classic console.4. Remember when they used to put games on the boxes for game consoles? The Super NES Classic wants you to know what you can play on it.5. The recreated Super NES controller, in all its purple-and-gray glory. It feels pretty good.6. The controller cord is longer than the infamously short NES Classic cord.7. Plug in both included controllers for retro multiplayer delight.8. It may not look it, but I love the Super NES Classic.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Toy Tuesday The Wildest Walking Dead Figures

first_imgCustom Walking Dead MinifiguresLEGO has snapped up a bunch of licenses for their construction toy universe – it’s one of the only places you can see Marvel and DC heroes battle it out legally – but they typically try to keep things family-friendly. If you really want to build your own zombie apocalypse, though, these custom minifigures from Etsy seller Demonhunterbricks will get you started. The set contains squat little replicas of Rick, Daryl, Glenn, Michonne, Governor, Abraham, Maggie, Carol, and Morgan so you can relive all of Season 2 in your own playroom. These are some insanely detailed and well-conceptualized minifigs, well worth the price. Walking Dead Replica Lucille BatMcFarlane Toys bills this as a “role play accessory,” which is one of the weirdest things I’ve thought about in a while. This 32″ replica of the sociopathic Negan’s barbed wire bat Lucille (which he named after his dead wife because that’s just the kind of guy he is) isn’t durable enough to cave anybody’s skull in because it’s made out of plastic. Even the barbed wire has blunt ends. I don’t want to speculate on the kind of person who would own this, but hey, Halloween is coming and it could be the crown jewel in your Negan costume.Did you know Negan is in Tekken 7 now? Here’s our review of the VR game Saints and Sinners from the franchise. Relive your favorite moments from the comics. And stay up to date on all Walking Dead news here. The Walking Dead is a perfect example of how the toy industry has moved beyond just kids as their target market. The grisly, grim AMC drama (and Image comic, of course) is certainly not appropriate for the little ones. But that doesn’t stop Todd McFarlane and a bunch of other enterprising toymakers from cranking out action figures, playsets, Funko Pops and more.Here’s our rundown of Walking Dead figures and toys that are cool, crazy or downright ridiculous. Pit Rick and Negan against each other in the privacy of your own cubicle. Just don’t get blood on the TPS reports.10 Inch Deluxe Walking Dead Negan FigureWhile the show definitely took a grimmer turn with the introduction of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan character, we can’t deny that he’s one of the most popular and compelling parts of the franchise. Toting his trademark baseball bat Lucille, this stunning McFarlane Toys sculpt isn’t big on articulation – only the arm moves, which makes it more of a display piece than an “action figure” per se. But do you really want to pretend to be Negan bashing in the skulls of your other toys? Don’t answer that, buddy. We don’t really need to know. Stay on target McFarlane Toys Walking Dead Daryl Dixon With Bike FigureKeeping a vehicle in the world of The Walking Dead is a tall order, what with the roads being choked with dead cars and undead people. So props to Daryl for taking such good care of his Harley through multiple seasons. This figure has all of the masterful sculpting you’d expect from McFarlane, based on 3D scans made of Norman Reedus and the cycle he rode in seasons 5 and 6. It’s not the most posable toy in the lineup, but Daryl has enough joints that he can sit on the cycle and haul ass down the human highway. Comes with a knife and crossbow, too. Toy Tuesday: The Best ‘South Park’ ToysThe New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet Long Walking Dead Governor’s Room Building SetThe Governor’s private room was one of the most shocking visuals of the show’s early seasons, a den with one wall lined with fish tanks in which the heads of walkers floated, unable to escape their watery grave. The other resident, his undead daughter Penny, is also wandering around and ready to play. This incredibly detailed building set includes LED lights for the aquarium displays, comfy furniture, and multiple accessories, along with a bucket of body parts if you’re feeling snacky. Walking Dead Ezekiel & Shiva Action FiguresThe introduction of Ezekiel in season seven stretched our bounds of credibility a little bit – in a post-apocalyptic zombie hellscape, finding enough meat to feed a big cat like a tiger doesn’t seem particularly likely. But you know, it was a cool visual and sometimes that’s enough. This New York Comic-Con exclusive McFarlane set presents the rule of the Kingdom with his pet tiger Shiva in a beautifully detailed sculpt that comes with his cane sword, sheath and a chain leash for the feline. Because cats love to walk on leashes.center_img Walking Dead: All Out War Core SetMantic’s well-received miniatures game lets you play out skirmishes with Walkers and other survivors on a grid-based battlefield. It’s easy to pick up but has a surprising amount of strategic depth. This Core Set gives you everything you need to jump right in: six survivor miniatures, twice that number of walkers, a play mat, and all of the cards and dice for a quick game. Multiple expansion sets are also available if All Out War scratches your turn-based zombie slaughtering itch. Rick Grimes Funko PopThere are a lot of Walking Dead Funko Pops on the market, and for good reason: the show has a massive ensemble cast that cycles frequently and also changes how they look as they lose eyes or what have you. If you haven’t started a collection yet, why not pick this Rick from Season 5 as your first? That was when Mr. Grimes seemed to have things mostly under control at the Alexandria settlement, helping build that community up into something that could last. We all know how that worked out, but look into the innocent eyes of this wee Funko Pop and don’t spoil it for him. Walking Dead Bobblehead SetIf you’re having a hard time deciding which Walking Dead character you’d most like in bobblehead form, we’ve got the set for you. For just a hundred bucks, you can get five high-quality polyresin sculpts of Rick, Carol, Glen, Daryl, and Negan to sit on your car dashboard, office shelf or wherever. At eight inches high, these are great attention-getters and modeled with screen-perfect accuracy (well, except for the huge heads). Carol holds a plate of cookies and a knife behind her back, Negan has his barbed wire baseball bat, Glen’s blissfully ignorant of his impending death – it’s all here. Walking Dead Pro Pinball“Owning a pinball machine” is one of those accomplishments where you’ve attained Maximum Adulthood, in our opinion. So if you’ve got seven grand laying around and a pinball machine-shaped hole in your rec room, pick up Stern’s 2014 Walking Dead machine. This well-received table boasts a number of cool features, including a magnet to randomize ball movement in front of the multiball target, multiple game modes, walker kill bonuses, and a grotesque well zombie to careen balls off of. It’s a solidly reviewed game that you should probably buy. Walking Dead Clementine Action FigureWe’re sad about the shutdown of Telltale Games for lots of reasons, most of all because of the hundreds of employees laid off without notice. But there’s a little part of us that’s peeved we’ll never see the final chapters of their long-running Walking Dead game. Clementine, the series’ de facto protagonist, has grown and changed in ways that game characters often aren’t allowed to, and leaving her story hanging is painful. Give yourself some closure with this action figure with backpack, pistol, and hammer. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Geek Deals 15 off Zelda BOTW Nintendo Switch Bundles Ankers Compact Powerbank

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M6PRO 1080p Dual Dash Cam Backup Camera with 4.5-inch Touchscreen Monitor for $68.19 at Amazon (Coupon code: AUTOVOXM6PRO – List price: $109.99).Boogie Board 8.5-inch LCD Writing Tablet for $15.99 at Amazon (List price: $29.99).More Electronics and Tech Deals here.Tools and Home Improvement, Kitchen Gadgets, and moreOral-B Pro 5000 Smart Series Bluetooth Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush for $59.94 at Amazon (Clip $15 Coupon and Coupon code: 155KBRUSH – List price: $89.94).Shark Ion R85 Wi-Fi-Connected Robot Vacuum for $199.99 at Amazon (List price: $399.99).Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless Stick Vacuum for $329.99 at Amazon (List price: $499.99).Etekcity Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch (2-Pack) for $25.98 at Amazon (Coupon code: XXH3OPJS – List price: $29.98).Today Only: Sun Joe SPX3500 2300PSI 1.48 GPM Electric Pressure Washer for $159 at Amazon (List price: $244.99).ChefSteps 1100W Joule Sous Vide Immersion Circulator for $144 at Amazon (List price: $179).LEGO Star Wars First Order Star Destroyer 75190 Building Kit (1416 Pieces) for $119.99 at Walmart (List price: $159.99).For more great deals go to TechBargains.last_img read more

Watch Geek and Mashable Go HeadtoHead in Super Mario Maker 2

first_img Speedrunners Can’t Make ‘Mario Maker’ Levels But Wendy…Play These Cool ‘Super Mario Maker 2’ Levels Whether you play it on the original Nintendo Switch or the upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite, Super Mario Maker 2 is absolutely one of the best games you can get on Nintendo’s new machine. Building off of the Wii U original’s stellar foundation, the sequel gives you all sorts of tools to build brand new Mario levels limited only by your own creativity. As I said in my review, it’s a surprisingly great tool for bonding as a couple.However, Super Mario Maker 2 is also great for bloodthirsty competition. We’re not talking about the online race modes, although that is an option. Rather, one of the meta joys of Mario Maker is building the most devious stages possible to torture your friends, family, and in our case co-workers.Seeing as both I and Kellen Beck of Mashable have spent years writing about video games, naturally we should be pretty good at making them. So we decided to challenge each other to play our Super Mario Maker 2 levels and prove which Ziff website reigns supreme. See the results in the video below.If you want to try these stages for yourself, here’s the code for my level “1-2 Switch” (HSF-PNL-JQG)Here’s the code for Kellen’s level “The Gulag” (PRT-GW2-KKF)For more cool Super Mario Maker 2 levels click the link for more we think you should play. There are already two million courses and counting! And when you need a break from making all that Mario, here are some other cool Nintendo Switch games to check out.Buy Super Mario Maker 2 Stay on targetlast_img read more

11 New Species of Rain Frogs Discovered in Ecuadorian Andes

first_img Say hello to your new frog squad. Scientists have discovered 11 new to science species of rain frogs in the tropical Andes in Ecuador.The rain frogs, which comprise a unique group lacking a tadpole stage of development, are described in an article published in the open-access journal ZooKeys.The Rain frogs comprise a unique group lacking a tadpole stage of development. Their eggs are laid on land and hatch as tiny froglets. (Photo Credit: BIOWEB-PUCE)One of the newly described species is a bizarre Multicolored Rain Frog. Individuals of this species vary from bright yellow to dark brown. They’re so unusual that scientists first assumed they belonged to at least two separate species. However, genetic data demonstrated that they represented a single species, according to researchers.The study on the 11 rain frogs in the publication is considered “remarkable” because of the large number of new species of frog. Vertebrate animals are so difficult to collect and extremely laborious to describe that most studies only list one to five new species. The new paper, authored by Nadia Paez and Dr. Santiago Ron, is also significant as it’s part of Paez’s undergraduate thesis.One of the new species is Pristimantis chomskyi — its name honors the linguist Noam Chomsky. (Photo Credit: BIOWEB-PUCE)WhILE scientists are delighted about the discovery of the new to science species, most of the new frogs are already listed as Data Deficient or Threatened With Extinction, according to the criteria laid out by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).All of the studied amphibians appear to have very restricted geographic ranges, spanning less than 965 square miles. To make matters worse, their habitats are being destroyed by human activities, especially cattle raising, agriculture, and mining, researchers said.Read the full paper here.More on Geek.com:Wakanda Forever: New Fish Named After ‘Black Panther’ HomeScientists Discover ‘Strangest Crab That Ever Lived’New Species of Worm Found in Scotland Has Eyes on Its Butt Stay on target New Species of Leech Found Near Washington, DCNew Dinosaur Discovered After Laying ‘Misidentified’ in Vault for 30 Years last_img read more

TMZ Family of Eddie Gilbert files lawsuit against WWE

first_img Now Playing Up Next WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discovers his siblings through a 23andMe DNA test Anthem argues Jeff Jarrett and GFE have failed to show claim of copyright infringement Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Ronda Rousey TMZ.com is featuring a story about Tommy Gilbert, father of the late Eddie Gilbert, filing a lawsuit against WWE over the use of his son’s image and likeness. The Gilbert family wants WWE to share in the profits – plus damages – over the use of Gilbert.A representative from WWE issued the following statement.“Through the years, WWE has acquired the legal rights to library footage of various former wrestling organizations including Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Mid-Southern Wrestling among many others. WWE has made substantial investments to acquire these copyrighted works and has the legal right to use them. Similar cases in the past have been unsuccessful, and we expect this case to be dismissed.”TMZ: Dead wrestler’s dad sues the WWERecommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:49/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 91.72%0:04Remaining Time -0:45 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Pinterest Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Jerry Lawler sues Hardeman County for $3 Million over death of his son Brian Lawler Now Playing Up Next Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

CM Punk wants to fight again in the UFC or even somewhere

first_img Pinterest Best of luck to you, CM. Now Playing Up Next Lose or lose I’m interested – I’ll watch one more and I think other’s will because if he managed a win it’s an underdog story and if he loses it’ll be his last UFC fight. I think Dana will give him money as there is money involved. Punk may have a wrestling ego but it certainly hasn’t had an MMA ego and said from the jump, win or lose I want to try this. Some may say his ego wasn’t big enough for MMA as he was just happy to be involved and perhaps wasn’t hungry (or skilled) enough. So I disagree that he showed an ego in relation to his MMA endeavour but did with wrestling. If Dana gives him one more shot I believe that demonstrates people want to see it as Dana typically knows whether he’ll get enough eyes to recoup an investment.That all said, my guess is he’ll get one more UFC shot and I expect he’ll lose but even if he wins I think it’s bad overall for UFC moral in terms of how other fighters feel about it! WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Yeah true. People only cared to see if he would get knocked out…. which happened….. if he’s ego wasn’t too far shoved up his arse people would actually care lol February 1, 2017 at 1:42 am February 1, 2017 at 11:54 am Cm Punk Dana White TheCyberZon CM Punk! CM Punk! CM Punk! Now Playing Up Next Another Top UFC fighter Is Calling Conor McGregor ‘Irrelevant’ Jeremy King Facebook February 1, 2017 at 6:44 am WWE 24/7 Championship changes hands multiple times at FOX Founders Day event February 2, 2017 at 9:14 am Now Playing Up Next Dana White Hints At Future Fight For Khabib Nurmagomedov Videos Articles Google+ February 1, 2017 at 1:15 am Agreed Sam Rappa Jeremy King Anymore??? You mean people actually cared in the first place…. lol It sounds like the reason he still wants to continue doing MMA is becos of his massive ego.He wants to shut the doubters, including myself, who said that he will be crushed in the octagon…. and he did!Fact of the matter is people train for this shit for years to step inside the cage…No disrespect but what MMA background does Punk possess? BJJ white belt?However if Dana White really gives him another shot, it will be only becos if he can still sell seats… But judging from his 1st stint and the reactions from the other fighters, I don’t think its gonna happen any time soon. February 1, 2017 at 12:38 am That’s fine. No one cares anymore. Logan Paul Responds To Dana White’s Comments About Joining The UFC J™ Jaime Miguel February 1, 2017 at 4:36 am Now Playing Up Next FOX Sports is featuring an interview with current UFC fighter and former WWE star Phil “CM Punk” Brooks where he is asked about a return to MMA in 2017.Punk, who debuted at UFC 203 last September in a losing effort against Mickey Gall, revealed he has been throwing “names and opponents” at UFC President Dana White.The former WWE star said he remains committed to continuing his mixed martial arts career and plans to keep on fighting even if it doesn’t happen again in the UFC.You can check out the full interview below courtesy of FOX Sports. January 31, 2017 at 11:03 pm Sam Rappa 10 COMMENTS Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWill CM Punk Ever Fight In The UFC Again?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:40 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list February 1, 2017 at 4:55 am February 1, 2017 at 10:54 am Steven Herrera I think we were all sort of hoping he would get knocked the . out, and tuned in for that his first fight. Now that it’s been shown he has no chance no one will care. He seems to have put wrestling in his past, which is fine. But all I gave a shit about was him as a wrestler, so now I can basically ignore everything he does. Twitter Former Fighter Calls UFC President Dana White “A Bully” Will CM Punk Ever Fight In The UFC Again? Videos Articles Colby Jim Bilbee FOX Sports SVP on WWE ratings declining ahead of move: “It’s going to be a home run for us” Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CM Punk to appear at Starrcast III, Scheduled for interview and meet-and-greet But AJ was so proud he cried! Comments are closed.last_img read more