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Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 2 Is Every Bit As Depressingly Tense As Its Predecessor

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Warning: The story below will give away one of the most important events from the first season of the Telltale Games Walking Dead series, so don’t read on if you haven’t played that one yet. (And seriously, why haven’t you?) But I’ll be keeping it spoiler-free when talking about the new game, so no worries for those who haven’t paid for this latest season yet.

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Boss Fight Short Film Unleashes Classic Video Game Fun Into The Streets

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As impressive as today’s AAA video games are, often sporting complex storytelling and compelling characters to match their bleeding-edge graphics, there’s still just something addictive about old-school games like Super Mario Bros. or Mega Man. Since they’re what I grew up with, some of it is nostalgia, sure, but there’s also something to be said for the comparative simplicity of those games. They weren’t hard to figure out how to play, but to master? That was something else. I have a feeling director/animator Kristofer Ström grew up playing those games, because he’s captured the infectious joy of them perfectly in the video above, entitled Boss Fight.

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RoboCop Images Feature The Cyborg’s More Human Side

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RoboCopIn two months, the RoboCop reboot will hit theaters in the United States. While Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original is considered a science fiction classic, the new film from Brazilian director José Padilha will take an updated approach to the source material. The RoboCop remake will open up the character to a new generation of moviegoers, but it still might alienate fans of the original who feel the 1987 version is a near-perfect film. We’ll see whether or not RoboCop will be worth watching this February, but for now we have new images from the film that suggest it might be.

Sony has released six new images from RoboCop, along with a keen banner image for international audiences. The remake appears to be taking a new approach than Verhoeven’s original film. Padilha’s remake looks like it will focus more on the people RoboCop/Alex Murphy’s transformation affects, namely his family and the scientist who built him. The images below show off many of the film’s supporting characters, including Rick Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley), a military tactician; Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman), the scientist who creates RoboCop; Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton), the CEO of OmniCorp; and Clara Murphy (Abbie Cornish), Alex’s wife.

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Jim Guthrie, Broken Bells, And More Get Spacey These Music Videos

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While I’m still trying to recover some self-respect after writing about that Future and Miley Cyrus music video last month — I’ve found that holding my breath until I pass out helps — more music is being released with sci-fi and science in mind, and all of it is better than that song was. We’ve got a couple of ditties from the bands Broken Bells and Metronomy, and one video featuring the once-thought-improbable instrument, the viola organista. But first and up top is a great song called “Difference a Day Makes,” by the prolific Canadian singer-songwriter Jim Guthrie.

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Morgan Freeman Speaks Of Accomplishments In Second Transcendence Teaser

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Here at GFR, two of our most highly anticipated releases of the next year are Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and former Nolan-cinematographer Wally Pfister’s Transcendence, both of which could potentially tell the most original story of the year. The still-in-production Interstellar released a teaser last week that evoked a mood rather than revealing much footage, and the “Look, it’s Johnny Depp made out of numbers!” teaser that Warner Bros. unveiled for Transcendence went the same route. Oddly, Warners has now dropped another teaser, and this time it’s co-star Morgan Freeman’s soothing tones providing the enlightening voiceover narration.

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The Walking Dead Pays Tribute To [SPOILER] In This Video

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Here’s the thing. We don’t ever want to spoil things for anyone here at GFR, even though it can’t be helped sometimes. AMC doesn’t have much of a problem with it though, as they’ve gone and spoiled a major plot point right there in the title of the video we’re going to show you. It does say “(SPOILERS)” in the beginning, but the eyes tend to continue working after seeing that, especially when the picture for the video gives it all away. As such, we’re going to put this cover of the latest issue of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead in between any unwitting eyes and the video. Your weaselly smiles are thanks enough.

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