Helix Renewed for Season 2!

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This morning, on the eve of the season 1 finale, Syfy has announced that they are renewing Helix for a season 2.

The Sci-Fi drama premiered on Jan 10 2014, and blew up the network with its mix of drama, suspense, visceral visuals, and some genuinely great performances from the cast. This all helped to create a show that the fans really connected with, even going as far as to creating a #RenewHelix movement on Twitter and other social networks, in hopes of seeing this show have another season.

The show, which was set in the Arctic, follows a team of scientists and support people from the CDC, sent to a research facility to investigate a mysterious virus outbreak, staring Billy Campbell, Kyra ZagorskyHiroyuki Sanada, and Mark Ghanime, turned out to be a huge hit for the SyFy network. The premiere episode opened to over 1.8 million viewers and grew by 65% in L+3 DVR returns to end at over 2.8 million viewers as well as shattering network records for the friday timeslot. Helix then went on to average 2.1 million viewers per episode. Bill McGoldrick, EVP Original Content stated that “Helix has built one of our most loyal and consistent audiences in its first season on Syfy, the incredibly talented writing and producing team have crafted a thriller that consistently delivered suspense, twists and high quality drama.”

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I know I have been following the show every week, and it is honestly the best show on television right now, it managed to suck me in and hasn’t let me go. It is a wild ride and I can’t wait to see more of it in the future. I also really hope that they decide to bring back the existing characters from season one, especially fan favorite Sergio Balleseros (played by Mark Ghanime) as I can’t help but feel there is so much more to this character, and it would be fantastic to see him fleshed out in a second season.

So if you haven’t watched this fantastic show yet, what are you waiting for? Go now and enjoy it knowing that there is another season on the way!

Via- The Hollywood Reporter

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

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New Jupiter Ascending Trailer Will Blow You Away!

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I had not heard about this film, coming from the Wachowski’s, until today. But now I can’t remember being more excited for a film coming this summer! Trailer is below, and it looks stunning! Hopefully this makes up for the last 2 Matrix Films.


This is coming to theaters July 18.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

The First Look At the New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Is Here

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So the first wraps have finally been taken off the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Directed by Michael Bay, and having Megan Fox as April O’Neal, this film has had a bit of a bumpy ride from the fans, a script was leaked early on that did not read well, and the fans where rather upset. Well, today we finally get our first trailer for the new film, so you can check it out below and let us know what you think.

The new TMNT movie is slates for theaters this August.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Smite Has Officially Been Released

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Previously available to the Public, but as an open beta, Smite has officially been released. Developed by High-Rez Studio’s, Smite is a new take on the existing MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) style game. Instead of the classic view (overhead birds-eye view) that you normally get in these kinds of games, Smite changes this to a 3rd person view. Now as small of a change as this seems, it makes a HUGE difference in the way the game plays, and I think this change makes the game much more friendly to new users. Because you are using WASD to move and your mouse to look around, the game has a much more action oriented feel to it.

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There are a variety of game modes, but the classic 5 VS 5, three lane Conquest Mode is the meat and potatoes here. They have also taken deity’s from mythology around the globe and created champions out of them, from Greek, Egyptian and Norse Mythology, all the way up to Hindu and Chinese Mythology, there are at current count, 51 gods playable in the game. They are also slowly adding more gods as time goes on, they have not stated yet how many they plan to add to the game, but so far they have a great assortment that can fit to a variety of play styles.

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Smite is Free to Play, there is a weekly God rotation that cycles through the free gods available that week, as well as you can use in game currency or “Favour” as they call it, which you get by completing matches, or spend real money on Gems, which you can then use to buy gods, as well as skins for those gods. All in all not to uncommon for this kind of game, and it is a system that works well.

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There are ranked games and Ladders in the game, and they are definitely aiming to get the game into e-sports with the built in Twitch Streaming as well as the fact that this weekend they are kicking things off with a rather large tournament in Atlanta, with more then $200k  in prize money up for grabs. for more information on the tournament, you can go here.

For the launch of Smite they also sent along this very cool Cinematic trailer showing off a few of the gods in Smite, you can take a look at that below.


All throughout the Beta I have been playing my fair share of Smite as well and you can see some matches and how the game plays at the links below.


So what else can I say really, this game is worth the download, and I have been playing the crap out of it recently, and this in spite of the fact that Titanfall has come out. It really is kind of like the MOBA for people who can’t/don’t like MOBA’s. At the very least it is free, and if you can’t get into it, well that is fine, no harm no foul, but I def urge you to take a look at it.

To download the game and get playing, head here to SMITE.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Facebook Bought Oculus Rift VR!

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Image courtesy of Tested.com

So in a move that is making the whole Internet go up in flames, Oculus VR announced yesterday that they are being bought by Facebook. In a Deal worth $2 billion, Facebook will be acquiring all of Oculus VR, the deal, while not finalized yet, is expected to be complete in 2Q 2014.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg had this to say of the deal “Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow, Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.”

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Oculus also seemed quite happy about the deal saying “We are excited to work with Mark and the Facebook team to deliver the very best virtual reality platform in the world,” Brendan Iribe, co-founder and CEO of Oculus VR says in a PR release. “We believe virtual reality will be heavily defined by social experiences that connect people in magical, new ways. It is a transformative and disruptive technology, that enables the world to experience the impossible, and it’s only just the beginning.

The Deal will be a mix of around $400 Million in cash, and the remainder being Facebook shares once the deal is finalized.

Sooo…. It is looking like VR is ramping up in the coming months and I will be very curious how this changes things going forward, not only for Oculus but for the Sony VR platform as well.

Via Press Release

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Infamous: Second Son 8 Minute Gameplay Trailer

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Sony dropped this very awesome 8 minute gameplay trailer this morning for Infamous: Second Son, their upcoming PS4 Exclusive, coming out next week. Showing off not only how damn pretty the game is, but also how much fun it looks like it will be. Set in Seattle, this is looking to be a must play for any PS4 owners out there. Take a look at this new trailer below.

Infamous: Second Son will be released on March 21, Exclusively for the Playstation 4.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Official Transformers: Age of Extinction Teaser Trailer

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The official Transformers: Age of Extinction teaser trailer starring Mark Wahlberg!

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via Transformers: Age of Extinction Teaser Trailer

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF

Batman: Arkham Knight announced!

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This morning Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment announced a new Batman game, Batman: Arkham Knight. This new title is being developed by Rocksteady Studio’s and will be the conclusion in this series of Batman games. Being developed for the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, this game will feature a huge roster of villain’s including, the Penguin, Two-Face, Harley Quinn and the Scarecrow. They have released the trailer below to tease us all with this new game, take a look.

Batman: Arkham Knight is slated for release sometime later in 2014 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody