Ransome talks Thimbleweed Park in latest trailer

Time to solve a murder, the collapse of a cities industry, science gone awry and who took the time to flip toilet paper rolls around throughout the city to cause turmoil with residents. It’s apparently just another day in Thimbleweed Park though as players navigate through 5 playable characters to figure out what exactly is going on in this town.

Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick are back on the adventure scene with ragey clowns, pillow heiresses and a town lost into decay, it sounds just like a lovely tale for the ages. For those longing for a shot of nostalgia that brings classic graphics and deeper gameplay it’s certainly looking like a strong consideration given you can’t trust anyone, even the two people trying to sort out the mess.

As the release is a few months off, let’s just stroll through some footage of what awaits.

Xbox One getting Path of Exile this year

Grinding Gear Games has a bit of good news for ARPG fans on the Xbox One, Path of Exile is making its way to the console front in 2017 and it’s bringing a load of content along with it. Even though the game has been around since 2013 as a play for free entity it’s taken up a facelift and numerous overhauls to make it more appealing for console players with a refined control system.

With five expansions and Act V as incentives they’re packing everything they can in to get people into those dungeons and start hacking away.  While there aren’t a ton of details about the Xbox One version they did make up for it with a teaser trailer. Check out the smooth framerate, improved lighting, mechanics and experience as we hold for more news.

Power Ranger (2017) Official Trailer reveals much more!

With the Super bowl coming pretty soon big studios usually like to drop their latest movie trailers around this time and today 20th Century Fox has reveal its second Power Rangers trailer. Ever since the 1st trailer fans have been wondering what the suits and Zords would look like, thankfully all those concerns were answered in this new trailer. Fans get a brief action sequence and a more in depth look of Rita Repulsa and a glimpse of Zordon and Alpha.

Power Rangers will drop March 24, 2017, check out the latest trail if you haven’t already

SPARCO steps into the gaming chair arena

If DXRacer and Playseat weren’t going it for you in the upper tier levels of gaming chairs, SPARCO is now throwing their hat into the ring. The racing seat producer has expressed their interest in tackling the needs of eSports, sim and everyday players who want a comfy chair during their experience.

SPARCO breaks these down into 3 categories for their product line:

GRIP: Their entry level unit introduces contouring, synthetic leather for durability, lumbar adjustments and reclining features. It has the staples of many entry level products you see on the market for gaming chairs.

STINT: For those working from home or practicing in long sessions the design goals change, aiming to ventilate the backrest through a shift in fabric and cushion materials, their goal is improving blood flow which helps keep users focused and comforted.

COMP: Touted as the Luxury model of the group, the series actually has a split within itself as the C and V. The C series takes a unique presentation with a carbon fiber backrest while the V uses a matte black fiberglass backrest. Both units have DNA from the SPX SPARCO seat.

It’s an interesting pursuit on their part, users have paired racing seats from many companies to their own simulation rigs for a while now, having one with casters certainly would be a nice shift but I don’t know if it’s enough to really grab the market as pricing isn’t available.

As someone who uses a DXRacer King Series I’ve been quite happy with my chair and it’s been well over a year since I bought it. While it’s nice to have durable and comfortable seating that caters to my height, it’s also important to cater to the audience differences as enthusiasts aren’t all 5’7″ 155lbs. Features like the C and V series have are interesting but performance gains from a carbon fiber backrest on a wheeled chair aren’t really anything I can claim exist, it’s more of a vanity thing unfortunately.

We’ll have to see where things take off from here when SPARCO gets their products to retail and understand where this line is going from there.

20 Years of Buffy brings third The High School Years book

Being a vampire slayer was never easy work, as Buffy celebrates 20 years on the job we’re treated to a new release of Parental Parasite helmed by Joss Whedon, Kel McDonald and Yishan Li.

The brief teaser leads on with a sudden interest by Joyce in everything that Buffy has going on in her life. This sudden shift along with school, life and that slayer life makes for a complicated situation, couple that with Joyce falling under hypnosis from a demon that wants its own mother and this all just becomes a little much for the Vampire Slayer.

Note: The book takes place during Season 1 of the TV series

Buffy: The High School Years – Parental Parasite goes on sale June 28th and is available for preorder.

Marvel News: J. August Richards’ return as Mike Peterson in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D!

Check out J. August Richards return as Mike Peterson in next week’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,”This time he’s rock’n a S.H.I.E.L.D. costume

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Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).

For More:  Marvel.com

BAMFAS brings hourly news updates from everyone

Writing updates takes time, finding all the relevant information to your audience is just as hard. With that, we’ve joined our brothers and sisters at BAM. and released their NewsWire platform with a comic focus.

http://newswire.bamfas.com/

We’ll poll active publishers and creators for information, if you’re a publisher or indie that we haven’t indexed yet, follow the contact link on the NewsWire site and submit your site for consideration. There are no promises but the goal of the site is to capture as much data for readers as possible.

Check it out, we’ll continue to post updates on BAMFAS but this is an effort to level the playing field for everyone that reports comic news, stop running everywhere, just stop by our newswire from now on.

This is the start of many new developments as our teams push into new phases, we hope to continue seeing everyone around.

Tokidoki Royal Pride Vinyl Release!

On Sepetember 10th, tokidoki will unleash their Royal Pride collection on the vinyl world.  These awesome 3” PVC beasts are a great (albeit twisted) reflection of social hierarchy as they include royalty who sport crowns and sacks of cash, the business/merchant class who don suits, briefcases and concealed weapons and the working class who get the job done with the business end of their guns, nunchucks, knives, crowbars and uzi’s.  Displaying the fruits of jungle warfare, the ladies in the collection come complete with beautifully detailed hand bags and tiaras.  Each member of the Royal Pride collection has an MSRP of $8.95 and with each “pet adoption” you have the chance at one of 100 golden tickets redeemable for a very limited edition golden John Bronson!  The collection also includes two chase figures; Blue Terror (1/32) and John Bronson (1/64) and will be available at specialty retail shops, tokidoki stores, and on tokidoki.it . Happy hunting!

Visit Tokidoki’s Website here to see more:  www.tokidoki.it/

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Multiple Acquisitions at Otakon

FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Otakon that it has acquired the streaming, broadcast, home entertainment, video on demand and pay-per-view and DTO/DTR rights to the complete anime OAV series, Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar. This spin-off series takes place roughly 15 years after the events in Tenchi Muyo! GXP. From the animation studio (AIC SPIRITS) that brought you Ga-Rei Zero and Tokko and the director of Baki the Grappler (Koji Yoshikawa) FUNimation is pleased to announce the acquisition of streaming, home entertainment, theatrical and merchandise rights to the complete Tenchi Muyo! franchise.

Synopsis: Kenshi – half-brother of intergalactic hero Tenchi Masaki – has been summoned to the mysterious world of Geminar, and his only hope of returning to Earth is piloting a bio-mechanical weapon in a shocking assassination attempt! When the mission fails and Kenshi is captured, he discovers he’s been lied to by the very culprits who transported him to this strange new world. Luckily, Princess Lashara kindly welcomes Kenshi and invites him to live amongst her followers. Now, caught up in a political whirlwind – and hotly pursued by Geminar’s female population – Kenshi must find a way to get home while civil war erupts all around him!

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In addition, FUNimation has acquired the streaming, home entertainment, and digital rights to the complete anime series Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine.

Series Synopsis: What happened when Lupin III met Fujiko Mine for the first time? Find out in the first new chapter of the Lupin III franchise in 25 years!

More information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/lupin-the-third-fujiko-mine

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Maken-Ki! Battling Venus – The series is directed by Koichi Ohata, best known for directing Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians and MD Geist.

Series synopsis: Based on the manga series by Takeda Hiromitsu, this romantic comedy is about Ohyama Takeru, a typical perverted teenage boy. His new school doesn’t require entrance exams, and it just turned co-ed! Unfortunately, his dreams of a happy high school life are dashed when he finds out the school is much more than it seems. All of the students wield a special item – a Maken – to unleash their magical abilities in duels! Can Takeru find a Maken that works for him? Even while trying to fit in at a new school and dealing with all kinds of girl problems?

Additional information may be found at: www.funimation.com/maken-ki-battling-venus

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Sankarea- The series is directed by Shinichi Omata, best known for his work in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica and Arakawa Under the Bridge.

 Series synopsis: Furuya’s not interested in the living, he’s got zombies on the brain! When Furuya’s cat dies, he decides he’s going to try and bring it back to life. In the process, he stumbles across a girl who is involved in an accident and turns into a real zombie! What’s Furuya going to do now that the thing he loves the most is right in front of his eyes?

Additional information may be found at: http://www.funimation.com/sankarea

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Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection

Synopsis: A crisis is approaching Earth with the expansion of a moving black hole, in the year 2220. A plan is devised to move over 300-million people from Earth. When the latest transportation fleet is attacked, Space Battleship Yamato comes to its defense, the ship is now commanded by Susumu Kodai, also aboard is daughter Miyuki, child of Susumu and Yuki.

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Fairy Tail Season 2- 24 New Fairy Tail Episodes – We’ll follow the continuing adventures of our favorite Fairy Tail Guild members: Lucy, Natsu, Erza, Gray and Happy as they take on new jobs, make new friends, go against incredible adversaries and solve big mysteries all in the Kingdom of Fiore.

Fairy Tail – The Movie– – We’ll be introduced to a new female character that carries a mysterious stone with her called the Phoenix Stone. We’ll also find out how the Fairy Tail guild gets tied up in the mystery. It’s a great story that you won’t want to miss!

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Aquarion Evol

Synopsis:. The “Abductors” Invaders from Altea come to Earth with only one purpose, to harvest humans. DEAVA the Aquaria Academy exists to train men and women to use Aquaria, but they cannot ever merge because of Guize stones, these block an “unholy union” between genders. The story follows Amata and Mikono in their enrollment into DEAVA, and fight their fight with Abductors.

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Akira

Synopsis: It’s the year 2019, thirty-one years have passed since the start of World War III. A top-secret child with amazing powers of the mind breaks free from custody and accidentally gets a motorcycle gang involved in the project. This incident triggers psychic powers within one of the gang members, Tetsuo, and he is taken by the army to be experimented on. His mind has been altered and is now on the path of war, seeking revenge on the society that once called him weak.

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One Piece Season 5

Season 5 (Episodes 264 – 336) will span the entire Enies Lobby Arc, as the Straw Hat Pirates continue their battle with CP9, and ends with the Ice Hunter Arc.

Fans can look for One Piece Season 5 to hit DVD in the summer of 2013.

But that’s not all for One Piece fans! FUNimation Entertainment also announced the acquisition of the One Piece feature length film, One Piece Film: Strong World.

One Piece Film: Strong World takes place between the Thriller bark and Sabaody Archipelago Arcs as the Straw Hats Pirates return to their hometowns in East Blue to face off against the infamous, Golden Lion Shiki. When Shiki abducts Nami to use as his personal navigator, the Straw Hats must place their very lives on the line to save her.

FUNimation Entertainment has yet to announce any information regarding the release of this film.

Thor and Loki pair up in Everything Burns crossover

With the nine realms at stake it’s up to Loki and Thor to team up to save them all. Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, Alan Davis and Carmine di Giandomenico pair up The Mighty Thor and Journey into Mystery for a seven part series with everything in the balance. We have a few art assets to pass along for this upcoming journey below.