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Sony’s Dirty Laundry Just Got Leaked

Sony’s Dirty Laundry Just Got Leaked

From leaked Social Security numbers, celebrity phone numbers, and movie scripts, it seems that Sony Pictures is under some hot water. The major film/electronics company has recently been under a so-called ‘cyber attack’ after the controversial film The Interview (which features Kim Jong Un’s head being lit on fire) was premiered in LA and started a ridiculously insane hacking frenzy from supposed Korean Hackers. What does this mean to us movie-goers? A lot. Denzel Washington was labeled as ‘un-profitable’ by Sony executives because he’s black. Think he’ll ever work on a movie by Sony again? I think not. Angelina Jolie... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 26

New Game Plus: Episode 26

  It’s time once again for another awesome episode of Blackman N’ Robin’s gaming podcast New Game Plus. This week we discuss our JRPG woes, Nintendo discontinuing the Amiibos no one likes, GTA V getting banned in Australia, Xbox One outsold the PS4…for the month of November as well as other gaming news. Be sure to come back next week for another episode and check back for more news, reviews, previews and more. Check out our review of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U here. Make sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter. Read On

PlayIt Hungary, 2014 November 29-30

PlayIt Hungary, 2014 November 29-30

Two guys, both scared of public transport and people generally, travel to the capital on their own for the country’s biggest game show. What could possibly go wrong? Everything, of course. That’s why I’m surprised that the show went pretty well. PlayIt Hungary is the biggest gaming convention of the country, and it’s pretty big even on a Europe scale. You can find the newest titles, platforms, high-end computers, exhibitions, and basically anything related to gaming, cosplay, and other nerdy things. The show is held twice a year, this time it lasted for two days. After some last-minute organizing... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 25

New Game Plus: Episode 25

  Welcome back for another fantastic episode of Blackman N’ Robin’s gaming podcast New Game Plus. This week there wasn’t a whole lot of news, but there was the PlayStation Experience where Sony dropped the mic and assured fans that the PS4 would have a great 2015 except for Square Enix trolling fans with a Final Fantasy VII announcement. Also we delve into why once again The Game Awards were awful and we pay our respects to the late Ralph Baer, The Father of Video Games. Come back next week for another awesome episode and check back frequently for... Read On

First Gameplay Footage of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

First Gameplay Footage of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

This came as no surprise, but today during Sony’s PlayStation Experience conference Naughty Dog showed off a good chunk of gameplay for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. If you thought that initial trailer at E3 was beautiful, this is even more so. We see the series’ signature gunplay and climbing, though it seems they took a cue from the recent Tomb Raider game and added some rock climbing gear to the mix. I wasn’t super excited for this game when they announced it back at E3 (though still fairly excited) but after seeing this new footage I am pumped... Read On

Street Fighter V Gameplay Trailer; Confirmed PS4/PC Exclusive

Street Fighter V Gameplay Trailer; Confirmed PS4/PC Exclusive

Today during Sony’s PlayStation Experience conference it was officially announced (after much joking about the leak) there will indeed be a Street Fighter V and it will be exclusive to the PS4 and PC. Sorry Xbox, no Street Fighter love for you. Also there will be cross gameplay between the PS4 and PC versions so everyone’s competition just got a whole lot bigger. For more news, reviews, previews and gaming insight follow Peter Rivera on Twitter. Read On

Street Fighter V Announcement Leaked, PS4/PC Exclusive

Street Fighter V Announcement Leaked, PS4/PC Exclusive

With the PlayStation Experience coming up there are bound to be a ton of announcements made about upcoming comes for the PS4. Well according to a leaked video that appeared on YouTube and has since been taken down, Street Fighter V is said to be one of those games. The video doesn’t show any footage of the game, but it does reveal a logo and claims that the game will be a PS4/PC exclusive. Whether that means it is a timed exclusive like Rise of the Tomb Raider remains to be seen, so until an official announcement is made... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 24

New Game Plus: Episode 24

  Welcome back for another awesome episode of New Game Plus. This week we talk about the fails going on in the gaming industry (we’re looking at you Ubisoft), discuss the many games that have come out recently and what we would like to see teased during The Game Awards later this week. Be sure to check back next week for a new episode and visit Blackman N’ Robin for more news, reviews, previews and other geek insight. Follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter for more gaming thoughts and updates. Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 23

New Game Plus: Episode 23

  Welcome back for another awesome episode of the best gaming podcast around, New Game Plus. This week Activision complains about Advanced Warfare glitches on YouTube, Sony’s President doesn’t know how beta tests work, people are scamming Wal-Mart and we go over the nominees for the utterly pointless Game Awards 2014. Also Justin gives his impression of Dragon Age: Inquisition and I give my impression of Super Smash Bros for the Wii U. Be sure to check back next week for another great episode and enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday! For more news, reviews, previews and other gaming insight follow... Read On

Secret Ponchos Launches on PS4 Dec 2nd; Free for PlayStation Plus

Secret Ponchos Launches on PS4 Dec 2nd; Free for PlayStation Plus

If you’re itching for some PvP action then you won’t have to wait long as Switchblade Monkeys’ spaghetti western style PvP shooter, Secret Ponchos is set to launch on the PS4 next week. And if you’re a PlayStation Plus member it will be free for you to grab throughout the month. Inspired by fighting games and spaghetti westerns, Secret Ponchos features five characters (more to come) armed to the teeth with guns, blades, and signature moves to fit every play style. The top down shooter also features a cover mechanic to help with all the bullets flying around and... Read On

“That Dragon, Cancer” Now Live on Kickstarter

“That Dragon, Cancer” Now Live on Kickstarter

You’d be hard pressed to find somebody- anybody- whose family has not been touched, in some way or another, by cancer. My family has been, a few times over; there’s no getting around or ignoring it- it’s a big problem in today’s world. Ryan and Amy Green had a son named Joel who had a terminal form of cancer- while he was ill, his parents decided to start work on That Dragon, Cancer, an adventure game about their son. On March 13, 2014, Joel passed away; he was loved by his parents, who have continued work on their game... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 22 – Part 2

New Game Plus: Episode 22 – Part 2

  In this part Justin discusses his time so far with Assassin’s Creed Unity and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, we get into games being released unfinished and what Ubisoft is doing wrong with the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Be sure to check back next Monday for another episode of New Game Plus. Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 22 – Part 1

New Game Plus: Episode 22 – Part 1

  It’s time once again for another great episode of Blackman N’ Robin’s gaming podcast New Game Plus. This week we talk about Ubisoft failing hard, Playstation looking to beat out cable companies, Nintendo dropping the ball with the Amiibos, and in our second part we go into Justin’s time with Assassin’s Creed Unity and Halo: MCC and why it’s not cool for developers to release unfinished games. You can listen to the second part here. And as always, be sure to come back next week for another episode. Be sure to follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 21

New Game Plus: Episode 21

We are back! Sorry for skipping a weeks, but we were pretty busy, but not to worry because we are back with another awesome episode for you. This week we catch up on what Justin has been playing as he get’s prepared for Assassin’s Creed Unity and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We also get into Nintendo’s news and why they are still making mistakes as well as some more news from the past week. Check back every Monday for a new episode of New Game Plus and be sure to visit Blackman N’ Robin for more news, reviews,... Read On

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gets Free DLC

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gets Free DLC

If all the gameplay footage wasn’t enough to get you to buy The Witcher 3 next year then be prepared for this latest announcement. Straight from CD Projekt Red’s mouth when you purchase a copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt you will receive 16, count’em, 16 pieces of DLC for free!. Players will receive said DLC regardless of whether they purchase a physical of digital copy. The plan is to roll out 2 pieces of DLC each week starting February 25th, the day after the game launches. The first pieces of content will be the Temerian Armor Set... Read On

This War of Mine Gets Release Date; Gameplay Trailer

This War of Mine Gets Release Date; Gameplay Trailer

This one almost slipped past me until I got an e-mail about it. Coming from 11 bit studios is a new game called This War of Mine, which looks to give us a new perspective of war. Instead of playing as a soldier or some other typical bad-ass going around shooting people, you’ll be playing as civilians trying to survive a city under siege. That’s an interesting concept given to amount of war time games out there where you play the ultimate bad-ass. Here’s the trailer to give you a glimpse at the gameplay: The game looks pretty intense... Read On

Latest Nintendo Direct Unveils Majora’s Mask and Much More

Latest Nintendo Direct Unveils Majora’s Mask and Much More

In case you’ve not been keeping up with the latest Nintendo news, you might have missed the news last night- Nintendo made some big announcements through a Nintendo Direct, which we’ve embedded below for your viewing pleasure. In case you don’t feel like sitting through the whole thing, here are some of the highlights: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Fans of Majora’s Mask have waited a long time for the game to be revisited. Set in the realm of Termina, Majora’s Mask is a very different take on the Legend of Zelda formula in that it has a much darker tone than the rest... Read On

Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow

Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow

Nintendo seems to be trying really hard to convince gamers to purchase a Wii U this holiday season. Just the other week Nintendo had a Nintendo Direct focused only on the new Super Smash Bros. If that wasn’t enough, tomorrow there will be another Nintendo Direct which will discuss more Wii U/3DS titles. There is no mention of what titles will be shown. The Nintendo Direct will be online at 2 p.m. PT/ 5 p.m. ET and you can watch it here. Super Smash Bros is the only major release for the Wii U this holiday so Nintendo is... Read On

Marvel Event Reveals Phase 3 Movies!

Marvel Event Reveals Phase 3 Movies!

Marvel has been tight lipped about their plans for Phase 3 of the MCU, but with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron just around the corner many people speculated as to what would be next. Today, Marvel held an event where they were going to reveal some huge surprises for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And boy were there some big announcements. So let’s get to them shall we. Marvel announced a release date for Doctor Strange to be directed by Scott Derrickson. No official casting announcement was made, but it is still believed that Benedict Cumberbatch is in... Read On

New Game Plus: Episode 20

New Game Plus: Episode 20

  Monday means another awesome episode of New Game Plus. This week we question Microsoft’s commons sense, Nintendo’s laziness, Justin tries to understand the Amiibos and we learn why you shouldn’t threaten Gabe Newell. Make sure to come back next Monday for another great episode and be sure to check Blackman N’ Robin frequently for more news, reviews and geek related content. Follow Peter Rivera and Justin Eckles on Twitter for more gaming related goodies. Read On

Can Anime be Scary?

Well it’s Halloween, and you know what that means? Christmas!…..No?…you actually want to celebrate Halloween?…okay.   During this time of the year the question that has passed through my mind is, can anime be scary?  Well it depends on what your definition of scary is.  Like comedy, horror and fear are completely subjective where people have their own individual fears and phobias.  People are scared of different things.  So why ask the question if horror is subjective? While people might be scared of different things, different media can scare people just the same.  That’s why we have scary movies,... Read On

This Week in Comics

This Week in Comics

After an unfortunately long amount of time spent waiting for my laptop to be repaired, injuring myself, and losing all track of time; I’m finally writing an actual post! I hope to get on her every week and write a little something about what’s going on in the comic book world, most of which will be personal opinion, so feel free to comment with your own and let me know what else you would like to see covered! Just remember, it’s my first time.. be gentle! For this particular post I’m going to be covering about a months worth... Read On

Pics from the 12 Monkeys NYCC Panel

Pics from the 12 Monkeys NYCC Panel

During NYCC 2014, we went to a very special panel for the upcoming Syfy television series 12 Monkeys. If you’d like to know what we thought about it, check out this article- we also took a ton of pictures- here they are, for the record. Some came out better than others, as you may surmise. If you’d like to use them, please contact Jourdan.Cameron@Blackmannrobin.com or @Jourdan_Cameron on Twitter for details. Enjoy! Want more sci-fi news, reviews, previews and interviews? Be sure to follow @Blackmannrobin on Twitter- and be sure to follow @Jourdan_Cameron for his… Other views. Read On

12 Monkeys at NYCC 2014 – Thoughts on the First Episode

12 Monkeys at NYCC 2014 – Thoughts on the First Episode

I received a bevy of emails in the days leading up to NYCC 2014- I could hardly stay sane trying to sort through them all- but one in particular stood out to me. I was invited to a slightly secret screening of the upcoming Syfy television show 12 Monkeys, which is an adaptation of the film of the same name. The screening was held away from the Javits Center on Friday night- getting there took a bit of effort, and, to be honest, I almost didn’t go- but I’m happy I did. Before I start talking about what I saw, it’s time for... Read On

Cosplay, Panels and More: BNR at NYCC 2014 in Pictures

Cosplay, Panels and More: BNR at NYCC 2014 in Pictures

Unless you’ve been living under a pop culture rock, you’ve probably heard of Comic-Con in its various incarnations- there’s the famous San Diego Comic-Con, the newly minted Comic-Cons in India and Russia, the just-announced Paris Comic-Con, and of course the New York Comic-Con, which is now bigger than SDCC. Well, BNR got to attend NYCC 2014- and we have the photographs to prove it. Here are pictures from the various events we attended and of the cosplayers we captured and of all the fun that was had at the Javits Center that fateful weekend. Enjoy! The Big Hero 6/Tomorrowland... Read On

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