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Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice - New Wonder Woman Costume Revealed

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Gal Galdot as Wonder Wonder

I am the first to say that whether it's a movie, video game, or some other visual type media, the characters,   story line and plot are, in my opinion, more important that what the characters are wearing.  However, in the case of some comic book characters, it's difficult to overlook the fact that their costumes have a huge impact on how they are either accepted or rejected by the fans.  For example, would you accept a Batman in an all white costume, complete with a white top hat and cane?  Probably not.  Because of the brooding nature of the Dark Knight, his costume is of course all black -- quite a change from the gray and black costume he wore earlier in some of the Batman comics and television show.  Just as Batman, Superman, Spiderman and others have changed their costumes, it looks like Wonder Woman is following suit in her latest upcoming movie appearances.

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Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman

You may have heard that Wonder Woman will be sporting a complete new look when she appears in the upcoming movie, Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice which has a 2015 release time frame.  Unfortunately, Wonder Woman is a supporting character and as of yet, has not had a major motion picture where she is the main character.  Hopefully that will change soon.   Her outfit was finally revealed at Comic Con at San Diego, 2014.  The latest look deviates from the red, white and blue patriotic look of the original Wonder Woman costume to more of a bronze look as shown above.  Wonder Woman's costume has received mixed reviews with some saying that it is similar to Xena Warrior Princess' costume and others saying that the look is a welcome change that  brings her into the 21st century.

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Xena Warrior Princess

With the movie premiering in a few months, it's possible for Wonder Woman to undergo a costume change before the movie release.  She will also probably wear different costumes throughout the movie. Even though the movie is mainly about Batman and Superman, hopefully Woman Wonder will make an impression on the big screen, even if the buzz right now is mostly about her costume. 

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Variant Wonder Woman in her costume

Rather than concentrating on her costume, hopefully the shift will move to the Wonder Woman character, how she executes her missions and even more importantly,  making her a memorable character in the movie.  In my opinion, it is long past due for Wonder Woman to have her very own major motion picture feature film -- regardless of what she is wearing.

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice has a scheduled release date of 2015.  No word yet on if there will be an accompanying video game featuring Wonder Woman.  

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 04:55

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Video Games: Pro Cycling Manager and Le Tour de France to Launch in 2014

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Pro Cycling Manager and Le Tour de France 2014

With the weather warming up in locations that in some instances endured weather that was not too kind -- you may be thinking of getting out and about and enjoying the sunny, spring weather by walking, jogging, biking, or  performing other fun outdoor activities.  There are video games that embrace an outdoor sport that is synonymous with enjoyment of nice weather, albeit from a competitive vantage point.  These games are  Pro Cycling Manager and Le Tour de France 2014.   For the first time the Le Tour de France  game will be available for play on Sony's PlayStation 4.

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Pro Cycling Manager and Le Tour de France 2014

In the latest version of these games, changes have been made for more immersive gameplay.  In addition to being able to explore and race in some of the most eye-catching environments such as  the London countryside, cobble roads of France, the mountain ranges and of course the finish line at Champs Elysees -- there are also new rider animations with more detailed backdrops.  During video game play, you will be able to compete over several  seasons and recruit some of the top players to ensure that you win.

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Pro Cycling Manager and Le Tour de France 2014

When playing Pro Cycling Manager, you will be able to choose between 75 pro teams, take part in over 200 competitions and 550 stages. As you may know, sometimes it takes more than speed to win races. Therefore this game will offer you a brand new intuitive interface, consecutive orders and winning race tactics.

Pro Cycling Manager 2014 will be available for play on the PC and Le Tour de France 2014 will be playable on the  Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and the PC.  A specific release date was not available at press time.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 19 May 2014 08:04

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Splash Author Baine Kelly on Mom's Minute Video Game Show

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Baine Kelly

Award winning author of Splash, Baine Kelly will be interviewed live by Ms. H on Mom's Minute Video Game Audio Podcast Show, Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard time.

To listen to the interview live, visit http://www.allgames.com/live or http://www.chat.allgames.com at the times above and click on the Listen button on the right side of  the site or use the easy chat log on.

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Splash by Baine Kelly

Tune in to the show and find out what Baine Kelly has in store for the continuing saga under the Sable World umbrella and much more.   In fact, if you have any questions, or comments about vampires, period, Mom's Minute Video Game Show is the place to be on Monday, July 28, 2014 7:00 p.m. EST, 4:00 p.m. PST at http://www.allgames.com or http://www.chat.allgames.com .

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Baine Kelly's Splash wins Indie Book of the Day

Join in the fun as well as  be in the know about all things vampires from the award winning author Baine Kelly.  You will be glad that you did.

Here's more on the Baine Kelly interview you do not want to miss!

http://www.allgames.com/data-blog/item/9519-author-baine-kelly-on-mom-s-minute-7-28-14

http://www.allgames.com/forum/mom-s-minute/398126-welcome-to-mom-s-minute-vampire-special-snippet

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 03:53

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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor -- Pre-Order Bonuses Available

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Middle Earth:  Shadow of Mordor

More and more it appears as if video games are being released without pre-order bonuses available for video game players.  In other words, you can pre-order some games, many of them block-buster type games without being given any type of bonus.  One such game was the latest version of Tomb Raider which I pre-ordered but did not receive a bonus. I enjoyed playing the game, but would have enjoyed it even more if I was given a bonus for pre-ordering it.  I'm sure there are plenty upcoming games that will not come with pre-order bonuses.  I'm glad to let you know that there are exceptions. One such game is Monolith's Middle Earth:  Shadow of Modor. Pre-order this game and you will receive bonuses that will not only add to your enjoyment of the game, but may be beneficial to your game play as well.

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Middle Earth:  Shadow of Modor

Middle Earth: Shadow of Modor is an open world action Role Playing Game (RPG) inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.  This game will bridge the gap between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.  In this video game, you will play the main character of Talion, who is a Ranger with Wraith-like abilities.

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Middle Earth:  Shadow of Modor

If this sounds like a game you would like to play, pre-order bonuses are available now from Amazon.com and the Middle Earth: Shadow of Modor web site.  The pre-order bonuses consist of a method to increase your power by having access to The Dark Ranger.  You will also get to play the exclusive Test of Power challenge mode.  You can get a head start, defeat the Sauron's Captains and earn powerful Runes.   Pre-order from the Middle Earth:  Shadow of Modor's official web site, and you will also receive an exclusive playable character skin.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Modor will be rated M for Mature, and will be playable on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One,  PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC.   The release date for Middle Earth: Shadow of Modor is October 7, 2014.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 06:09

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Movie Vs. Video Game

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 

If you would like to see what is in my opinion, a well-crafted movie that is sure to keep your interest from start to finish, you may want to check out How to Train Your Dragon 2.  You will find a movie  that not only has a beginning, middle and an end, but also has an engrossing story to boot.  In fact, without giving you any spoilers, there is a major reveal in the story that forms the basis for a lot of the action in the movie. How to Train Your Dragon 2 has riveting  action that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

In my opinion, the characters were well developed with many having their own story which tied in very well with the movie action.

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Dragons in How to Train Your Dragon 2

Now that we've talked about How to Train Your Dragon 2 the movie, let's talk about how the video game by the same name compares. I had the pleasure of seeing a demo of this video game during my trip to E3 2014 in Los Angeles, California before the game was released.  In fact, it was the video game demo along with the commentary and video gameplay by the producer, that was my impetus to see the movie. During my ensuing Mom's Minute Video Game Show showcasing E3, I commented that the video game demo of How to Train Your Dragon 2 was one of the highlights of my visit to E3.

Even though I did not actually play the video game while at E3 2014, I was impressed by the vivid, colorful graphics and the smooth flying actions of the dragons shown as the producer talked about some of the actions and coordinations  that went into bringing the game to fruition.  At the time of the E3 2014 Expo, the movie had not yet been released, so when I saw the movie when it came out, I was expecting to see lots of flying dragons as I saw in the game, which I did see -- and so much more. 

The soundtrack from How to Train Your Dragon 2 is also getting a lot of buzz.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

I believe it goes without saying that the How to Train Your Dragon 2 video game has some limitations when it comes to telling a story.  After all, it is a game instead of a movie.  However, in today's world of blockbuster type movie video games with strong story lines, in addition to video game action,  I believe there were high expectations for the game itself.  The dilemma may be in how to give the video game player a good video game experience, as well as deliver a movie-like story line as well.  

I think that if you approach the How to Train Your Dragon 2 game as what it is, a video game, you may find it to be enjoyable to play -- especially if you delve into some of the challenges in the game itself.

If you have not checked out How to Train Your Dragon 2 -- the movie, I highly recommend you do so.  The movie is highly entertaining, and one that you may want to get when the DVD comes out to enjoy watching again and again.

How to Train Your Dragon 2, the movie is out now in some theaters. How to Train Your Dragon 2 video game is rated  E +10, and is also out now --  playable on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo Wii.

 

Mom's Minute E3 Video Game Show- How to Train Your Dragon 2 E3 coverage starts at 24:34 http://momsminute.s3.amazonaws.com/episodes/momsminute062314.mp3

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Video Game Review

http://www.allgames.com/all-games-blog/item/9385-httyd2-3ds

    

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 06:34

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