Friday, 18 November 2011

Couple name their baby after Elder Scolls V: Skyrim character

This is fantastic news that proves that Amercians will never cease to entertain the world.
An American couple have won free games for life for naming their newborn son after the protagonist of hit computer game, The Elder Scrolls vs. Skyrim.

Megan and Eric Kellermeyer welcomed their baby, Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer, into the world on 11/11/11.

Dovahkiin's parents who are huge fans of the computer game won the life-long prize that coincided with the release of the latest Skyrim game.

The makers of the game, Bethesda Software, announced back in February that anyone who had a child on the game's launch date, 11/11/11, and named him or her 'Dovahkiin' would win every ZeniMax/Bethesda game - past, present and future - for life.

So avid gamers Megan and Eric did just that.

Megan wrote: “I wanted him to have a unique name. I am so picky about boy names that I was having a lot of trouble finding just the right one. We've toyed with Dovahkiin and the ramifications of naming a child that name, and that name being based on a video game character (however awesome), and what impact that would have on him. But the more I thought of it, the more I settled on Dovahkiin, contest or no.”

On the day after Dovahkiin was born the couple announced: "Mama and baby are doing perfect. The Doctor said it was a perfect delivery. Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer was born at 6:08pm on 11/11/11."

Mentioning the naming contest they wrote: “We conceived long before hearing of it. But it's been a tough year and I wanted to do something special for my son. My daughter has a unique name. I wanted him to have a unique name as well.”

Bethesda now admits the offer was in jest, but they will keep to their word and provide the family with free computer games for life.

Little Dovahkiin may have an unusual name but at least he has great story to tell about how he got it.
Source: Yahoo!

Scott Snyder teases Batman #4

Batman writer Scott Snyder has given a brief tease of what we can expect in December's issue of Batman.

“Greg Capullo and I are having a blast with this story. Jon Glapion and FCO, too – and it’s one we both care a lot about. And as a thanks to everyone out there who picked us up, here’s a hint of what’s coming… Because next issue we’re finally going to learn Bruce’s reason for being so resistant to believing in the Court – a reason that dates all the way back to his childhood, and some of the blackest days of his young life. And The Court of Owls (if it exists?) will finally spring its most deadly trap on Batman – a trap buried deep beneath the city, in the darkest bedrock. Okay, to Gotham. And remember, The Court is always watching!"

Source: DC Comics Blog

Teen Titans #3 preview

Scott Lobdell has talked to Out magazine regarding the gay character Bunker, who debuts in Teen Titans #3. They also have a preview of the issue.
“We wanted to show an interesting character who’s homosexuality is part of him, not something that’s hidden,” says co-creator Brett Booth, who has created the re-launch along with Scott Lobdell. “Sure there are gay people who you wouldn’t know are gay right off the bat, but there are others who are more flamboyant, and we thought it would be nice to actually see them portrayed in comics.”

His accepting background and positive spin on life make Miguel’s outlook a stark contrast to the other gay characters in the DC Universe, such as Batwoman, Apollo, and Midnighter, among others. But according to Booth, Teen Titans is all about diversity, so trying to depict yet another aspect of a specific community seemed logical. “Does it scare the sh*t out of me that I might inadvertently piss off the group I want to reflect in a positive way, you're damn straight (pun intended!).”
Read the rest of the article here.

Check out the PREVIEW here.

Source: Brett Booth's Blog

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Dark Horse Star Wars highlights for February

I'm really looking forward to the return of the Knights of the Old Republic comic and the Dawn of the Jedi looks really interesting. I just hope that alternative cover for #1 shows a vision of the future (early Jedi should be using what instead of a lightsaber? Answers on a postcard (or the comment box).

John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (A), and Rodolfo Migliari (Cover)

On sale Feb 1
FC, 32 pages

It began with the mysterious pyramid ships-the Tho Yor-scattered to the eight corners of the galaxy, and ended with the establishment of an Order that would change the universe forever.

Here's your first look at the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago-before there were lightsabers, when the ties to the Force were new, and before the Jedi spread out into the galaxy.

o The official guide for readers of Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi!
o The Ostrander/Duursema team returns to Star Wars!
Dark Horse tells the origin of the Jedi!

John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P/Cover), Dan Parsons (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Gonzalo Flores (Variant cover)

On sale Feb 15
FC, 40 pages

On the planet Tython, in the center of the galaxy, an order of warrior monks strives to maintain peace and to balance the mysterious power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming-one who will destroy both peace and balance, and open the galaxy to exploration and conquest. This is where it all begins!

John Ostrander and Jan Duursema of Star Wars: Legacy fame reveal the mythic age of the Jedi's beginnings!

o A series that establishes the beginnings of the Jedi!
o The Ostrander/Duursema team returns to Star Wars!

John Jackson Miller (W), Andrea Mutti (P), Gigi Baldassini (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)

On sale Feb 8
FC, 32 pages

The Mandalorian Wars heat up as this new series about the Old Republic takes off!

Can a pacifist survive in a war zone? Jedi Zayne Carrick is having a hard time of it, first drafted and now caught in the crossfire between the Mandalorians, the Republic Navy-and even fellow Jedi!

o Discover why the Knights of the Old Republic video games and comics are among the most beloved in the history of Star Wars!
o New reader-friendly introduction to Star Wars comics!
He's not a Jedi-he's a spy!