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Xenoblade X on Wii U sold out in Japan

Posted by Bruno B on May 1, 2015 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

One of the Wii U's most anticapated titles released this week in Japan, And it has already sold sold out in stores across the land , this includes the Wii U 32GB Bundle set as well , proving that Xenoblade X is a system seller.



XenoBlade 'X'  - Sold out in Japan


Only place can be had at the moment is on Amazon Japan and Playasia , where also the Bundles are sold out to.


This is great news for the developers and Nintendo and where sure the title will do as well in the West when released later this year..




The Wii U Bundle set - sold out first week in Japan



PS4 299 in UK for limited period

Posted by Bruno B on April 22, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes Sony has announced a limited time price drop for it's PS4 console in the UK.  Till the end of April there abouts. you can pick up a stand alone unit PS4 for £299.

Considering there where many deals prior to Christmas for £299 and with games it does not seem so outstanding ,but it also means that retailers have a slight leway on the price which is evident with Amazon offering the PS4 for £289.

So if your in the market for a PS4 in the UK ,now might be the time before it goes back up.



Splatoon Wii U budle announced for Europe /USA

Posted by Bruno B on April 22, 2015 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

With the advertsing train well under way for Nintendos forthcoming shooter Splatoon ,Nintendo have announced Wii U bundles for Europe and North America .


Both Bundles contain a 32gb Wii U deluxe pack and the new shooter Splatoon.


The big Difference is that the USA/North American version includes a copy of Nintendo Land preinstalled on the unit and a Digital code for a download of Splatoon which we are told comes in at around 2GB.  So not a huge chunk of space ,

The USA/North American bundle launches the same day as the game .




Genre defining shooter from Nintendo out end of May / Australian Bundle pictured


For Europe /UK/Australia it's abit different. For one there is NO Nintendo Land icluded. Second your actually receive a Physicall copy of the Splatoon game. The downside to this is that the bundle launches some three weeks after the launch of the game.


We can only presume this is to make sure there is not a shortage of individual Copies of Splatoon for existing Wii U owners, as the game is proving popular especaially with the amiibo support with amiibo packs selling out already in some instances.


All region Bundles will share similar artwork and we must say it's quite eye catching package . But i do believe any gamers wanting to pick up a Wii U to play Splatoon are not going to wait three weeks in Europe to get hold of a Splatoon bundle..


As of yet the prices for the Splatoon bundle has not been announced .

Bruno B.

Lego enters the Toys to Life game with Dimensions

Posted by Bruno B on April 9, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello gamers ,

Yes it's me back with some regular info on video games across the K.I.T.G. sites.


After the success for Activision and Disney with their toys to life ranges , Skylanders ' Infinity it looked like their was room for another member to this game (forgive the pun) , anyway last year Nintendo entered the market on their Wii U system which was pretty much set up for something like this with the Gamepads built in NFC.


Nintendo's next wave of figures are out shortly



Well Amiibo launched last Christmas season in line with the Wii U version of Smash Brothers was a resounding success ,but Nintendo's range is quite unique that the figures are not tied to just one game but have content in many of their games .


Coming end of June these cuddly Yoshi amiibo from Nintendo are just so cute



Of course Nintendo have still to launch that dedicated full on 'amiibo'' game which could utilise all characters you might own, even though they are on the verge of launching their fourth wave of figures in the series.  Many which look quite collectable and like many others will come in short supply.


Nintendo have sold a unprecedented amount of amiibo in short time span, marginally due to their use of their own and a few third party characters like Sonic,Megaman and the shortly coming Pacman.


But for Holiday season they will see a new challenger taking a bite of their stake in the market which they have nearly taken the lead in just a small amount of time.



Launching across all major console formats Dimensions could clean up for Christmas 2015


Lego and Warner Brothers have teamed together to bring us all Lego Dimensions launching in September 2015 across all formats including Wii U,Xbox One ,Ps4 and the previous gen systems ( another certainty that third party surpport for PS3 / 360 will still be around the end of this year), the glaunch packs include three characters a portal to read the characters (which you have to build Lego style)  and a Bat mobile..



Using licenses from their Lego games like Batman,Lord of the Rings and Lego Movie the game looks set to mess things up a bit as characters like  Wizard of Oz Tin Man,Marty from Back to the Future will be available in level packs for the game.



Dimensions Level packs like this Back to the Future set will add more scenarios to the game



With Warner Brothers licensed characters Lego Dimensions looks set to turn up the heat using classic characters from Film and TV that could go back to from whatever they want.


The fight will be a tough one but i believe it will be a fair one with no real winners in the game . Nintendo need to launch a specific game for amiibo , Disney will have more characters with the new Star Wars range launching with Infinty 3 and as of yet we know not Activision have planned for their range.


But the Skylanders are the only Toys to Life sets that have their own designed original characters made for the game. so they could suffer due to not capturing the nostalgia market which Disney,Nintendo and Lego will most definetly do.


But in honesty Activision have the strongest game incorperation for their toys to life , something which the others need to improve on. . Looking at DIsney Infinity ,other then the toybox mode the games need for figures to enhance the gameplay and progress from what i have experienced.


Skylanders is a clever franchise that you actually need certain characters from certain elements to really progress through the game.

Watch this space for more as we get it..

Bruno.B

Jackie Chan Turns 61

Posted by THE SNAKE on April 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Celebrating Jackie Chan's 61st birthday , we are at K.I.T.G. where be adding some new Jackie Content to the site this forthcoming week to say thanks to the Worlds biggest Martial arts action star.




Jackie as Huo An in Dragon Blade

Jackie Chan's Dragon Blade releases for Chinese New Year

Posted by THE SNAKE on February 11, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes Jackie latest film Dragon Blade releases in China and Hong Kong on the 19th and 21st February 2015 , The film directed by Daniel Lee also stars Hollywood actors John Cusack and Adrien Brody.


Poster Below.



Shoot'em in the Head to merge with K.I.T.G. site

Posted by THE SNAKE on January 31, 2015 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all,

In a way to stream line the sites of the group , action film site Shootem in the Head run by Jonas Namm will be merging with Kickem in the Ghoulies by May 2015 or maybe sooner.

This means there will be a dedicated section for all the Shootem content from a film point and as well as other features.



Shootem in the Head comes to KITG May 2015



Any gaming content will be associated with the Cosplay Heroes site and published there as the time nears.


Being as we are a fan site it is the only way for us to cut down on the costs and basically splitting the costs of running the site.


As far as our database site Martial Flick is concerned ,this is still in a update mode ,though all content is viewable to visitors.


The end result is your be able to visit this site by using either of the domain names.

Kickemintheghoulies.com

Kickemintheghoulies.co.uk

Shooteminthehead.co.uk

As well as having more content to view in one space.


Watch this space for further updates

The KITG TEAM.



British Martial Arts Star Darren Shahlavi dies at 42

Posted by THE SNAKE on January 20, 2015 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

In our first news article of the year we have the sad news  in today that British Martial artist and Action star / Stuntman Darren Shahlavi has passed away in Los Angeles .


The star aged just 42 actually died on the 14th January 2015 ,but his family have only today made it public. Darren who starred in such films Ip Man 2 with Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung ,The Package with Steve Austin ( Picture ) and Bloodmoon with Gary Daniels.


Darren also worked on big features in smaller roles or as a stuntman or choreographer in films like ''300'' , Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, Watchman,BloodRayne as well as a host of TV series including the recent ARROW series.


Cause of death is unannounced at the moment.


Our thoughts are with his family . R.I.P. DARREN


Darren in Action in The Package with Steve Austin in 2012

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The Karate Kid meets the fans at London Film and Comic Con

Posted by THE SNAKE on October 24, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes last weekend was the London Film and Comic Con and Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio atended both days to meet and greet the fans . Star of the famous trilogy (which recently got a remake back in 2010 with Jackie Chan and Jadan Smith ) seems not to have aged other then maybe being a little heavier.And by the way he will be 53 on November 4th.

But Ralph Macchio also starred in other classics like ''CrossRoads''My Cousin Vinney'' and Distant Thunder which where all well known at their time of release.

You can not beat the classics and the 1984 classic Karate Kid is a iconic film which has many fans.




Ralph Macchio at London Film and Comic Con on October the 19th 2014 at Earls Court 2 in London.




Where have some more stills of  the Karate Kid in our special look at the trilogy  ,as soon as i find those video tapes , i might have to transfer them first to DVD to make viewing easier.

Watch this space -

The Divine Move screening at London Korean Film Festival

Posted by THE SNAKE on October 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Another film screening at the 9th London Korean film festival is ''The Divine Move'' with Jung Woo-sung and directed by Jo Bum-gu. A revenge film where a man gets revenge for his brothers death ,which he himself was framed for.




Back with another film at the festival tomorrow.


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