|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 29, 2014 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
Fans of the original Karate Kid films are in for a treat when the Karate Kid himself lands in London for the London Film and Comic Winter show at Earls Court 2 on the weekend of 18th and 19th October 2014.
So if you want to get that autograph ,or photo or both ,then visit the show site and book those tickets.
here's the link
|Posted by Bruno B on September 28, 2014 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
Bruno.B here with the latest games related news. Having just attended the London EGX ( formally Eurogamer Expo) and played some of the latest games ,sat in on developer previews and sessions , we can confirm it's definitely the year for the games ..
Of course with the holiday season approaching their are some big releases coming our way in the form of Smash Brothers for 3DS and Wii U, Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One and 360 , though only the Xbox One version was shown at EGX.
The Showfloor at EGX, Xbox One,Smash Brothers,PS4 and more!
Far Cry 4 for both PS4 and Xbox One and it's Last Generation siblings and of course PC is also due this holiday season , in fact from a Publishers view Ubisoft seem to have a vast range of titles releasing prior to Christmas across many formats, two Assassin creed games ,one for 8th generation consoles and one for last generation,though Wii U owners lose out this year as Ubisoft believe Wii U owners don't want to play AC games on the Wii U.
Assassins Creed coming to all Platforms ,oh except Wii U
Shame when many Wii U owners did actually buy the last two iterations , Ubisoft also have 'The Crew ' releasing on the next generation platforms and 360 ,but not PS3 or Wii U , their reasoning is because the architecture of 360 is similar to PS4 and Xbox One.
But Wii U owners will be getting Ubisoft title Watch Dogs some six months after the release of the game on other platforms ,it releases in November ,oh wait it's apparently on the same day as Smash Brothers Wii U. Well that's marketing gone wrong, as it won't sell and Ubisoft will blame Nintendo owners for not wanting their game.
Wiil it Sell? , Will it be up to par of the other version? , or will it burn ?
They would be sensible to release maybe later in December or early November , even Sega moved the date for Sonic Boom so it would not clash with Smash Brothers.
Keeping with Sega ,their upcoming game ''Alien Isolation looks set to take the horror genre into another level of scaring the pants off you.
Crafted by thier UK based studio Creative Assembly it looks like that Alien Game you have always wanted is arriving very Shortly on October 7th for both last generation and current genaeration consoles ,but not Wii U.
More on Alien Isoaltion in our full EGX feature this week.
Other games news is where be reviewing a couple of games in the next two weeks , where be looking at Indie title Armillo on Wii U and where be going back in time with a retro classic.
At least Wii U is getting some great Indie titles
Where be doing two features on this years EGX at Earls Court , one on this very site and another on our sister site Cosplay Heroes ,where the it will be focused on the Cosplay at EGX and the Nintendo Cosplay competiton at the show.
Cosplay at EGX
We have another announcment shortly for all you game fans , but where keeping stumm about that at the moment. But it should please regular visitors into gaming .
I'' be back soon with more gaming news as we get into the holiday period , remember keep your finger on the button.
Till next time
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 28, 2014 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
Just a quickie to let you all know our site feature on the Eastern Heroes weekend at Seni 2014 at London's Soccer Dome is up on site now.
Loads of photo's of Master Hwang Jung Lee in the UK, Scoot Adkins and the Hwang Jung Lee seminar.
click here to view.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 23, 2014 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
Another film worth catching at the London Film Festival is the new film from Jacob Cheung , starring Fan Bing Bing ,Huang Xaoming, and Vincent Zhao aka Zhao Wen Zhao aka Chui Man Cheuk. A retelling of a classic story with Stephen Tung responsible for the action .
If you like your Martial arts with lots of Fantasy and beautiful looking women , then you must see ''The White Haired Witch from Luner Kingdom'' .
The film screens on the weekend of 18th and 19th of October , there's two screenings and one has nearly sold out , while the other is filling up nicley . So you better be quick if you want to see the film on the big screen , or your have to wait for the DVD or Bluray.
More BFI London Film Festival news tomorrow.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 23, 2014 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
Yes You read that right folks , Donnie Yen is coming to the UK for the World Premier of his new film ''Kung Fu Jungle'' arranged by the BFI for this years London Film Festival , Kung Fu Jungle will be one of the highlights of this years festival which is showcasing more then 200 films during October.
Kung Fu Jungle is a return to hardcore action for Donnie after appearing in ''The Monkey King '' and Iceman Cometh 3D , two films we still have to catch up with to review on site.
Accompanying Donnie Yen will be Director Teddy Chen ( Bodyguards and Assassins) and actress Michelle Bai.
The Date of the premeir is Sunday October 12th at the Empire Leicester Square , but chances of getting tickets now are sparse as as soon as it was announced tickets where selling like hotcakes as fan sites and social networks found out.
But if your around London on the 12th October and want to grab a peak of Donnie Yen on the Red Carpet in London ,then head on down to Leicester Square and you never know you may bump into Donnie if your lucky.
Where bring you more news about the festival shortly as their showing some other films that may be of interest to our readers.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on September 4, 2014 at 7:35 PM||comments (0)|
It's not long till the Strength and Combat show incorperating Seni 2014, this means also it's not long till Eastern Heroes hold there Hwang Jung Lee and Bruce Lee weekend at the show.
So if you have not yet purchased your ticket i suggest your quick about it as this is one event not to miss, Also Attending is Ninja/ Undisputed star Scott Adkins who will be on the Eastern Heroes stand for autographs and photos as well.
Now we have been busy working on some new features and reviews of late , and one feature to appear in just a few short days is a look back at the Kung Fu filmscene in London back in the 80's and 90's . This was a time when Eastern Heroes,Beymark International,Shaolin Club and a few others including the official Jackie Chan club brought fans the films and the events that we craved .
If you where one of the attendees to any of the events at the now defunct Scala cinema,the Metro cinema or the Prince Charles Cinema in Liecester Square ( which has become the go to place for these films now) then your be taken back in our site feature of those days.
The films may be more at hand and obtainable now from one source or another ,but nothing can replicate the days of those cinema's and the VHS tape era that we all where a part of.
I will post a update here when our feature is up ,won't be long ,be before the show on the 13th and 14th.So maybe I'll meet a few old timers who frequented those events back then.
But to get your juices flowing ,who remembers this ---
All the way to Nottingham and back just to see Drunken Master 2 at the cinema, yep i done that
|Posted by THE SNAKE on July 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
September sees the return of SENI ,which is combined within the new Combat and Strength show ,being held at London's Soccer dome in Greenwich. Taking place on the 12th and 14th of September ,so it's some time ahead.
My old friends at Eastern Heroes ,Rick Baker and Toby Russel have secured a major star for the weekend for a Kung Fu Cinema celebration which also features some new books and articles on Bruce Lee.
But here's the great news , 'SILVER FOX '' is coming , yes Master Hwang Jang Lee is spending two days at the event to meet fans and sign autographs ,which Rick Baker has assured won't be to crazy in price.
The price to attend the event is just the price of the SENI and Combat show fee of £20 for the day, so after meeting Master Lee your still have lots to do ,with many other great martial artists from all fields at the event.
But there's more, On the 14th of September Master Hwang Jang Lee will hold a two hour Impact kicking seminar between 12 and 2pm.
Price for the seminar ,which includes your ticket for the show is just £35..
Of course the seminar will sell out quickly ,so if you want to train with master Lee you best book your tickets now. The link to the Seminar page where you can buy tickets for the seminar is below.Remember it includes your show ticket as well .
Master Hwang Jang Lee
Where there on Sunday 14th of September , because we have our seminar ticket booked already..
This is a one of chance to see the Master of Taekwondo ,meet him,train with him and get his autograph and picture.
So hope to see you there ,
|Posted by THE SNAKE on July 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Yes we know we wanted to update this the other day, but we where not to know getting back from Hyper Japan that our internet connection would be slower then a dead snail. we just could not do anything creative.
So here it is the final teaser of Hyper Japan 2014 before we publish our full feature on site.
Saturday saw another hot day and we got there early to get some gaming in and we had to see Hiroki Ninja perform again as we where amazed at his feats. Plus it gave us a chance to get some alternative pictures of the show.
Tradditonal music and dance was in full swing to with the re-appearence of Minyo group last year consisting of Hibiki Ichikawa,Akari Mochizuki and the London Okinawa Sanshinkai and they gave various performances through out the weekend on the Main,Fringe and Martial arts stages.
Saturday also saw the Martial arts stage at it's busiest with demonstrations of Karate,Iaido,Kendo and Jiujitsu among the performers.
Cosplay was also more evident on Saturday ,with many in costume and more so in the afternoon session as the cosparade was on the main stage in the afternoon.
Fans of more modern music where not left out either with Jpop and Jrock stars appearing to get the crowds bopping along. While they partook in Japanese delicacies and tradditional drinking in the form of Sake as well as the many Japanese beers to buy to.
From browsing the stalls to visiting the pandemonium which was the Nintendo stand for some gaming action.
Hyper Japan is back in November on the 14th to the 16th at Olympia for the Hyper Japan Christmas Market , where be there to get in on the action , but that about wraps up our teaser for Hyper Japan 2014 .
Our full site feature will be up in a few days ,once we recall all our shenanigans of the three days and we sift through all the photos we took,sorting the good from the bad and what will go where..
But for now .Be Safe,Train Hard and most all , of have Fun.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on July 25, 2014 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
Hyper Japan is back in London Town and we where there on the opening day on Friday 25th at London's Earls Court.
This year the Hyper Japan team have taken over the larger hall at Earls Court one, added a number of dedicated stages apart from the main stage and though the Friday is never filled to capacity it looks like the bigger venue may hold up well when the weekend crowds arrive on Saturday and Sunday.
Today we where still treated to some great acts on stage and it gave us time to browse the stalls and even get some play time on Nintendo's and Bandai Namco's stand..
Real Life Ninja Warrior Hiroki appeared on stage today (he's back Saturday/Sunday) and delivered a heart pounding perfomance.. as well as holding a small workshop for all those who wish to learn his training techniques with the aid of a Towel. I suppose you can't give visitors Nunchucks ,we would have people knocked out on the floor as they hit themselves ,
a towel in your face won't render you unconsious .
Karate and Ninja Hiroki performs on stage on Friday
He's back both Saturday and Sunday and the workshops are short and free ,you just have sign a disclaimer that you can exert yourself .. because they don't want people actually keeling over from just hitting themselves with a towel.
There where a couple of other Martial art displays on the Martial arts Tatami ,Karate and Battado Samurai swordmanship.
Workshops,Bonsai and Ninjas , all at Hyper Japan 2014
They even had another art form on display ,the art of the Bonsai tree , with a huge range of Bonsai to view and Buy.
The Bonsai Kai Club are passionette about their art ,but the arts council won't recognise it as a art and so they get no funding.. . Well I'm sorry Arts Council ,Bonsai ia art form that's been around for century's . Compared to some of the things they throw money at ..Bonsai is a art that teaches care ,Paitence through how one sees ones self. Something we could all learn from..
For more info visit www.bonsaikai.org.uk
We had JPOP to close the show from Jpop duo Yanakiku and Saturday where back to indulge in entertainment and view other arts and hopefully get loads of pictures for you all to see.
Check back tomorrow for another mini update before our fully fledged feature goes live..
Sertes Nake ..
|Posted by Bruno B on June 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM||comments (0)|
Hello I'm Bruno B. back with another segment in our e3 break down. if your wondering where part 2 went to well it's on our sister site Cosplay Heroes and you can view it here..
Right it's the time for Nintendo to reveal their big hitters for the following year.
Again for going a tradditional conference like Sony or Microsoft. for another year , it looks like Nintendo's fresh take on things may pay of.
Riding high of the back off the release of Mario Kart 8 less then two weeks ago, which amassed over 1.2million sales in just three days and saw in the UK alone Wii U sales spike by 666% ,yes you read that right.
Nothing could prepare me or any other game fan for what in just 46 minutes Nintendo gave firm release dates and announced new game after new game for Wii U and 3DS.
But the focus here was on Wii U.
Starting of with a fun filled intro it was Smash Brothers on Wii U and 3DS that got the ball rollin.with more footage and more announcements about the game ,like the use of Mii characters in the game which can take on the form of a brawler ' Swordfighter or Gunner.. Also from the demo on view the game turns your Mii into a fully fledged fighter that's capable of competitng with the best in Smash.
So now those Mii's of Bruce Lee,Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan can now confront eachother in the greatest battle on earth.
Releasing in OCTOBER on 3DS and in the holiday season on Wii U. Why sucha big gap you ask ,well Nintnedo's next announcement answered that in one word....
''Amiibo'' Ammibo is Nintendo's answer to Disney's Infinity or Activision's Skylanders. but the comparisons are thin when you start to look at Amiibo. Using Nintendo's NFC tech bulit into the Nintendo Wii U ,yes that little emblem on the left of your Wii U Gamepad is the NFC ( Near Field Communication) emblem , Yes using figurines of your favorite Nintendo franchises your be able to personalise each of your players yur using in the forthcoming Smash Brothers for Wii U.
By placing the figure on the gamepad NFC reader the charcter will appear instantly within the game giving extra abilities to help combat your opponents, but your also be able to train your fighter and and as he progressess and improves your be able to take your figure to saya friends house and import the data to his game and use your charcter their , why ? because the Nintendo Figures not only transfer data from the figure to the game they also collect data and save to the figurine , thus making each figures abilities unique to you.
Nintendo are also working on bringing the Amiibo figures to the 3DS version of Smash by use of a portal which will come in 2015.
But Amiibo does not stop there ,these figures are not just used for one game ,the very same figures with what ever data transferred to them will also be used in other game styles ,thus making the figures you buy usable in a vast range of games.
And the next game to to get Amiibo abilities after Smash will be the recently released Mario Kart 8 which will be upated once the figures are released .
If you watch the Amiibo announcment your also get other clues to what games may take advantage of the characters ,but one things for sure ,Nintendo are on to asure fire winner here and they know it.
So already Nintendo had announced some cool new ideas and a new concept ,but it didn't stop there.
The offical announcment and showing of of Yarn Yoshi or what is known now as Yoshi's Wooley World looked amazing with textures i have never seen in a video game to the effect that the programmers have gone to. Releasing in 2015 Yoshi looks set to warm the hearts of thousands.
Yoshi's Wooley World - out 2015 on Wii U
But one game many Wii U owners have been waiting for and many have also tried at various gaming events is Bayonetta 2 by Platinium Games.. With a new trailer shwoing some cool gamplay it 'was announced that the game will arrive this fall but that's not all ,many Nintendo owners where asking Platinium to port Bayonetta One so they could play the series from the start , you know maybe a eshop release at a special price. . But no Nintendo go one better ,Bayonetta One will be included on the Bayonetta 2 disc free . Now we know why the wait was so long . we can't wait.
Bayonetta on Wii U - twice the fun for the price of one.
The games kept coming to with announcmenet after announcment ,but to find out the rest your have to wait for part 2 of this our Nintendo at E3 breakdown , which will be appearing on our sister site Cosplay Heroes.
This is Bruno B calming down before i have a Nintendo meltdown ,it's just to much to take in..