Former NeoGAF Employees Launch A New Website, And They’re Gaining Users Quickly

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After all the drama that’s gone down at NeoGAF over the past few days (you can catch up here) a new website has surfaced that is very similar to its predecessor. Resetera is being run by all the employees who walked out of NeoGAF in response to his sexual harassment claims, and has already gained 7,100 users in its short time online. 

As for NeoGAF, the site is back up and running, although not without controversy. NeoGAF founder Tyler Malka has since issued a statement on the accusations lodged against him, and has begun deleting threads regarding the incident, which has irked several long-time users. Many have voiced that if Malka would’ve left the threads up and let the drama proceed things would not be as bad as they are now.

That said, it’s not as though NeoGAF is hurting. The site still has 195,000+ users and while it’s hard to say how many of those are still active following the drama, it’s still a far larger number than 7,100. Currently, one of the top threads on the site is titled “I’m Glad Some Cry-Babies Have Left/Self-Banned” which might give folks a good idea of where they’re at right now. 

I personally have never been a user of NeoGAF, and only visit when a bit of exclusive news to gaming manages to wind up there. Is there anyone who visits the site that can attest to these changes? Has the site changed for the better or worse following the mod split. Will this whole thing blow over in a couple weeks?

Source: Kotaku

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Marvel Uploads a Ton of Hero Themed Fireplaces for Your Holiday Celebration!

From Tony Stark’s apartment to Asgard, Marvel heroes are getting in the holiday spirit! Marvel went and uploaded hour long Yule logs for your holiday celebration, and they’re awesome! Pick out your favorite below and jam along to holiday tunes with your favorite Marvel franchises!

Guardians of the Galaxy (Featuring Plant Groot)

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Iron Man- Tony Stark’s Manhattan Apartment

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THOR (kind of spooky)

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Ms. Marvel

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Captain America

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Legendary Comics Announces THE GREAT WALL Prequel Graphic Novel

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Legendary Pictures’ upcoming fantasy epic The Great Wall looks like a visually stunning and awesome film. I’m really excited about seeing it. The story was inspired by the construction of The Great Wall of China, and it involves an army of warriors battling giant creatures.

The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. 

Legendary Comics has announced that they will be releasing a prequel graphic novel that tells the events leading up to what the film entails. They also shared the cover for the comic created by Whilce Portacio

The graphic novel was written by Arvid Nelson and artist Gian Fernando, and they offered the following synopsis in the press release:

What if an army was created to defend our world from an enemy so dangerous, its very existence must be kept a secret? Built to keep out the ferocious Tao Tei, The Great Wall is the most powerful defensive structure ever built; but it is the heroes within that make the wall great: The Nameless Order. Set sixty years prior to the film, in the mysterious lands of ancient China, tragedy forces young Bao into joining The Nameless Order and upholding the corps’ four principles: Discipline, Loyalty, Secrecy, and Sacrifice. Challenged by rivals, haunted by his past, and tested by desires, Bao spends his life preparing for one singular moment: when he will have to defend the world from ferocious monsters that have come to devour us all.

This should be a great way to lead audiences into the film from director Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers). The film has a great cast that includes Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Tian Jing, Eddie Peng, Numan Acar, Han Lu, Kenny Lin, and Zhang Hanyu

The graphic novel will be released on January 24, 2017. The film comes out on February 17, 2017.

Unsettling International Trailer for Gore Verbinski’s A CURE FOR WELLNESS

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A new international trailer has been released for Gore Verbinski‘s upcoming psychological thriller, A Cure For Wellness, and this thing is very unsettling and fantastically sinister. Seriously, there are some insane visuals in here. It kind of reminds me of something we might see from the American Horror Story franchise. 

The film stars Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man), and I can’t wait to see it. I love watching crazy movies like this, and it looks like Verbinski has made a visually striking film that will make audiences uncomfortable and freak them out with its madness!

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

A Cure for Wellness also stars Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) and Mia Goth (The Survivalist, Nymphomaniac). It’s set to be released in theaters on February 17th, 2017.

WESTWORLD Theme Song Gets a Heavy Metal Cover

331Erock, aka Eric Calderone, is well-known for giving recognizable music the heavy metal treatment. We’ve featured some of his work on the site before, and a little while back, he put a new spin on composer Ramin Djawadi’s theme song for HBO’s Westworld. Since the show wrapped up last week and we didn’t have a new episode to watch last night, maybe checking this out will help ail those withdrawals you’re going through.

Via: GeeksAreSexy

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Creature Featurette, Donnie Yen Focused TV Spot, and More

We’ve got some more promo videos for you to watch today from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The first is a new featurette that offers us an awesome behind-the-scenes look at some of the creatures that were created for the film. We’ve also got a new international spot from Japan that puts the main focus on Donnie Yen’s character, Chirrut Îmwe. Just last week we shared a collection of images of the Hot Toys action figure based on the character.

The character is a blind monk who worships the Force. He’s not a Jedi, and he’s not Force-sensitive, but he strongly believes in the lost faith. Yen was asked to describe his character in three words during a Facebook live Q&A, and he said, “Ass-kicking Chinese? That’s it, isn’t it?” His co-star Riz Ahmed, who plays Bodhi Rook, replied, “It’s not describe yourself in three words!”

I’ve also included another TV spot titled “Worth It,” which is worth checking out as well because there’s even more cool footage to see! Rogue One will hit theaters on December 16th!