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Joss Whedon to direct "The Avengers"

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Joss Whedon to direct "The Avengers"

Joss Whedon has been brought on to direct the new Avengers movie coming in May 2012. The cast will feature many of the lead actors from other Marvel film adaptations, including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and more.

Whedon’s credits include: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Firefly,” “Angel,” “Serenity,” “Dollhouse,” and the upcoming film “Cabin in the Woods.”

Personally, despite not ever being excited for comic adaptations, I can’t wait for this one. I’m a fan of Whedon’s projects so this one should prove to be interesting. It’s also great that they’re keeping the original current actors from the various characters this will include. I’m pretty certain that had they cast someone else as Iron Man for this film, I wouldn’t watch it. At all.

Geek Gambling! This Slot's For You

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I love to gamble.  There’s just something about the possibility of losing all my “hard earned” money that excites me.  So the fact that Nelson, Andrew, and James are in Las Vegas right now for CES makes me extremely envious on two levels: tons of tech and (obviously) tons of casinos.  I tend to stick to card and table games, or at least the video machines that simulate those games, but every now and then, as I’m walking through a casino, a slot machine will catch my eye that I just can’t resist.

To win at a slot machine, all you need is time and money… oh yeah, and a shit-ton of luck.

There’s no skill involved.   They all work the same, and your chances of winning are abysmal.  So why are they so popular?  Because stupid people like to gamble too, and they can’t be bothered to learn the rules of a real game.  And why are there so many?  Because the casinos want to make sure they have at least one slot machine for every person that walks though the door.  So while your grandmother will be running straight for the Deal Or No Deal and Wheel Of Fortune machines, I have a pretty good idea which ones you’ll be headed to.  Check out a few of the geek-themed slot machines the casinos are hoping will lure you in on your next trip to Las Vegas.  Photos after the jump… Read On

New Madcatz Tournament Sticks and Gamepads

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Photos from Shoryuken forum troll, ohgee, snapped the photo above of a new Street Fighter 4 tournament stick design. It looks like Madcatz and GameStop will be pushing out more tournament stick and gamepad designs for you fighting game junkies. For more photos of the new designs, go past the break.  There is also a (Disney/)Marvel VS Capcom 2 design. Read On

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBox Live and PSN

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBox Live and PSN

The countdown is over! Here’s the trailer!

I’m so glad this is being remixed into Xbox360 and PS3.  Even though people wanted and expected Marvel VS Capcom 3, we can’t say that we aren’t happy with the nostalgic MvC2.  The trailer says that the game will be online for download this Summer and an exact date is not announed yet.  I’m guessing around E3 time since it’s a little over 1 month away. But for now, Capcom, I will now accept that ride you are offering.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Remake – Taking You for Another Ride?

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We all heard of this song:

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If this still plays in your head during dreams of Marvel VS Capcom 2 at the local arcade, then you’ll be happy about this countdown clock at http://www.tu4ar.com/ . What is that for you might ask? Maybe an announcement for a MvC2 remake? How would we know? Go past the break to find out more.

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