Source: Daily News
Convention time is upon us once again! And that means San Diego Comic Con will soon grace us with its presence this week from July 9-12, 2015. A lot has happened since last year’s event. Marvel’s Avengers 2: Age of Ultron was released earlier this spring leading to new heroes joining the team. Not to mention our friendly neighbourhood Spider-man joining the MCU. Another season of Game of Thrones has wrapped up leaving viewers with even more questions than before. The DC movies are in high gear with promotion amping up with Batman vs. Superman and The Suicide Squad is getting a lot of attention as it continues filming in Toronto . And that’s only a small sampling! It’s been quite the year and I’m excited for what’s in store for the future. Here’s a list of 12 things I’m thrilled to see, hear, or just have someone utter under their breath at Comic Con 2015.
So, Nintendo surprised me by uploading a Nintendo Direct today that included a HUGE announcement (plus it’s great to see Iwata is recovering well from his surgery). They presented us with a new 3DS system! And it’s Japanese release date is October 11, 2014. That’s less than two months away! WTF.
Personally, I think this is a good time for an updated 3DS. Nintendo has a lot of momentum with new 3DS games coming out soon (I just got my Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright today!) and people seem to really be appreciating the 3DS more. Some people have complained that Nintendo is ripping people off, but I don’t feel that way with the new 3DS. Not like how I did with the DSi and I think they’ve learned from that. The new 3DS honestly feels like a lot of QoL changes that were a long time coming. To me, it’s the natural evolution of the system.
Now, let’s break it down!
Most of us know that Marvel has their movies lined up for the next 50 years. Ok, that may be an exaggeration, but sometimes it feels like it. With the success of their Marvel Universe on the big screen the studio has been ruling San Diego Comic Con this year. Most of the cast was on hand Day 3 for the panel, including newcomer characters Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Ultron, and Thanos. But before these actors will be burned into our brains as these super heroes and villains, I thought we’d take a walk down memory lane and remember what they’ve done B.M. (before Marvel).
Right now we’re in the peak of San Diego Comic Con 2014! Many panels have gone by with some interesting revelations and others are yet to come, like the anticipated Marvel Studios (can you believe they’re already 10 movies in!), which goes live today at 5:30 pm PT. You can check out the live blog at Marvel’s website along with their full video coverage. And to all those poor unfortunate souls (like me) who are unable to go, don’t fret. There’s nothing that a little shopping therapy can’t cure. Pfft, who wants to travel all way to SDCC when it can come to you!
I’m surprised that people are STILL making Sailor Moon reboots. When I was a kid, I loved the original NA dub by DiC. I got all my friends into it too. It played during the noon hour everyday, so we’d hurry to my place to watch it. I remember obsessively learning how to draw Sailor Moon’s anime art style. I also remember blowing people’s minds with it as it was a style they were unfamiliar with. I even dressed up as Sailor Mars for Halloween one year. But that was years and years ago. The last time I even thought about Sailor Moon was when the live-action series, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, was making the subbed rounds on the internet back in 2003. Now, on the 20th anniversary of the manga series, Toei Animation has rebooted the series as Sailor Moon Crystal.
Arguably the biggest North American conference in the gaming industry is going down this week. That’s right, E3 is upon us once again. Now, over the years my expectations have lessened as I’ve felt the raw disappointment of games caused by overhype and delayed release dates. I’ve learned not to expect too much, but I still get excited for what could be coming soon™.
So, I’ve put together a small list of things I’m looking forward to and other things I’m lukewarm about…
It’s my birthday! Yay! Since I’m a mature responsible adult… drinks for everyone! And what better way to celebrate with these yummy drinks inspired by some of my favourite and recent obsessions.
Besaid Island (Final Fantasy X)
- 30 ml White rum
- 30 ml Watermelon liqueur
- 1 Lime