Hoodslam differs a bit from your usual wrestling tournament by inserting legendary CAPCOM mainstays like Blanka, Ryu, and others into the matches. Other game characters the organization uses include members of the Mortal Kombat cast like Scorpion and Johnny Cage, all brought to the mat to compete in a full-on wrestling match with one another.
Hoodslam is set to perform in Los Angeles this weekend, January 25th, and you can grab tickets for that and other upcoming shows on their site.
To find out a little more about what the show entails, we recently talked with the show’s promoter. Continue reading “HOODSLAM: Bringing Mega Man, Blanka, Johnny Cage, and Other Game Legends to the Wrestling Mat” »
Every blue moon, we at The Jace Hall Show receive submissions from fans showing off their artwork or just telling us how much they love video games. We recently received a case of both, when long time JHS fan, Kyle Kulakowski, sent us a link to his Deviant Art page, filled with works dedicated to his love for video games.
Of course there was a twist, he uses black velvet as a medium, something that our n00bish eyes have rarely seen.
Below is a gallery to Kyle’s 1337 work, and information on what inspired him to create something so unique.
JHS: What inspired you to use black velvet in your artwork? Continue reading “For Love of The Game: Gamer Uses Black Velvet To Create Epic Video Game Artwork” »
A Chinese man, fed up with his son’s gaming habit, decided last week to break the boy’s keyboard in an effort to curb the addiction.
It didn’t go too well: the younger man, in his 20′s and still living at his parents’ house, decided to go on a hunger strike until his parents fixed his computer.
South Park Digital Studios is not happy about THQ auctioning off South Park: The Stick Of Truth and have filed a preliminary objection to the proposed sale with the Delaware bankruptcy court according to GT (via NeoGaf).
Back in June of 2011 South Park Digital and THQ entered into an agreement which granted the publisher rights to the use of certain trademarks and copyrights. The THQ auction began today, January 22 at 3pm EST. THQ filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on December 19, 2012.
Kodansha, Japan’s biggest publishing corporation and longtime printer of manga-rag Young Magazine, is under investigation for suspected child pornography.
The accusations follow Young‘s most recent issue, which allegedly features photos of all-girl band AKB48 singer Tomomi Kasai as part of its promo for Kasai’s soon-to-be-released photo book, police said Friday. Continue reading “Japan’s Biggest Manga Magazine Under Investigation for Child Pornography” »
As many of you anime fans have long known, Satoshi Kon, revered director of such anime classics as the beloved Tokyo Godfathers and Millennium Actress (as well as an original Roujin Z animator) passed away in 2010 after a long bout with pancreatic cancer.
At the time, Kon was prepping his much-anticipated Machine that Dreams (Yumemiru Kikai), but an untimely death cut his work on the animated film short.
Now Kon’s faithful friends and followers, who promised they would fulfill Kon’s deathbed wish to complete Dreams no matter what, may be unable to finish the film. Continue reading “Legendary Anime Director Satoshi Kon’s ‘Dream’ Film May Have Died With Him” »
A 50-year-old Everett, Washington woman was arrested last week under suspicion of having smothered her boyfriend to death.
Police say the woman’s breasts were the official ‘smothering weapon’, but are not 100% certain yet as to whether the death was intended. Continue reading “Seattle Woman Kills Boyfriend…With Boobs” »
It was just a little over two years ago that George Barris, the original creator of the Batmobile and owner of Barris Kustom Industries auto shop, showed off his iconic ride on Season Four of The Jace Hall Show. In the process, he had a message for the producer of the show Todd Roy and Host Jace Hall.
“You guys have just been PWNED…THIS is the original batmobile.” The car he was referring to as a “cheap imitator” was Jace’s T-Rex…a car that is certainly NOT for sale.
Now, the LA Times reports that the original Batmobile from the Batman TV series is leaving its North Hollywood home and headed for auction at Arizona’s Prestigious Barret Jackson Auction Company, where it will be sold to the highest bidder.
The 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car was originally created by a design team at Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln styling department (see photos below).
The 19 foot long car, with its bubble-topped grand touring car prototype, was built by hand in 1954 by Ghia Body Works in Turin, Italy, and unveiled in its original pearlescent “frost-blue” white paint finish in 1955 at the Chicago Auto Show. The Futura originally played a prominent role in George Marshall’s 1959 film It Started With a Kiss.
From there, the $250,000 automobile was supposed to be destroyed, until it was sold to Barris…for $1.00. Now Barris is expected to make quite the return, with the car reported to fetch a couple million dollars at auction.
Not only will the winner receive one of the most iconic cars in TV history, the Batmobile itself features:
- bulletproof Plexiglas bubble windshields
- the Bat Ray (dual 450-watt laser beams that blasted obstacles to bits).
- Full Bat-O-Meter (fashioned from lawn sprinkler heads) to identify the location of bad guys, as well as oil squirters
“I saw the script and it said, ‘Bang,’ ‘Pow,’ ‘Boom,’…’That’s exactly what I wanted the car to do. I wanted it to be as big a character as the actors.”
The car reportedly has a reserve price, but is not being divulged. It’s expected to be sold for multiple-millions of dollars.
Until then, so long Batmobile…we’d say we hardly knew you, but that wouldn’t entirely be true.
John McTiernan, director of the original Predator (1987), Die Hard (1988), and Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995), is headed to California state prison.
The sentence, which was actually handed down nearly 3 years ago, follows a lengthy trial and series of appeals over perjury and wiretapping charges. Continue reading “‘Die Hard’/'Predator’ Director John McTiernan Headed for Prison” »
Seems no one is really taking the White House’s new We The People petition movement– which encourages ordinary everyday citizens to create/submit the idea for any social reform of their choosing — very seriously.
The White House is adopting a change in policy, which may or may not be the result of people using the site for petitions to build a Death Star, or have each state receive their own Pokemon mascot (that has since been removed). Continue reading “You Now Need 100,000 Signatures For The White House To Care About Your Petition” »
Specifically: February 5th for the Xbox and the PS3. There’s till no word on an official release date for the Wii U, though it will be available for digital download on the console in Europe, starting February 7th. Continue reading “‘Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2′ Gets New Release Dates; Will Officially Explode Heads Next Month” »
Today’s a real red-letter day in Britain, as the country’s chain of MickeyD’s will begin offering books with their Happy Meals in place of the usual tiny plastic toys.
As part of England’s “Happy Readers” campaign, McDonald’s will give each Happy Meal-buying parent a book — non-fiction at that — to give to their kid(s). The publisher, DK Books, will be using the campaign to hawk their Amazing World line of mostly science-related literature. Continue reading “I Remember Those Things: Britain’s McDonalds to Offer Books With Their Happy Meals” »
Meet Erick Naumann, a new high school principal in Everett, Massachusetts. According to him, students may all be ‘doomed.’
Naumann allegedly set the tone for his first year as principal with an introductory video, portraying him as a ‘terminator’-like watcher of students. Suffice it to say, the video has him in a bit of trouble. Continue reading “Massachusetts Principal Introduces Himself with ‘Terminator’-Style Video, Could Now Be Fired” »
That’s how Bill Heyman of Eden Prairie, Minnesota describes his condition – both he and his wife, Jodi have cancer. Over the past six years, Bill and Jodi have had three kinds of cancer between the two of them.
Jodi was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago and has now been diagnosed with Leukemia, the result of her chemotherapy treatment for her previous condition. Bill is battling Stage 4 Melanoma (a treatable but still very deadly form of cancer). Continue reading “Kids Step Up To Help Parents, Both of Which Have Cancer (Video)” »
As Ryu Hayabusa, Rikimaru or those kids from 3 Ninjas would likely attest to, becoming a professional at ninjutsu is insanely hard work. It takes years of training, sacrifice, physical agility, and loads of cash. If it’s anything like Batman Begins, you also have to climb Tibetan mountains and give a rare blue flower to a disgruntled ninja clan who will then roofie you and beat you into oblivion.
Since it’d be way more entertaining to just hire someone to do all that stuff, why not just pay someone to be a ninja for you, then?
For this year’s annual 2013 Anime Los Angeles Convention, an extensive anti-harassment policy/warning was included in the official event programs being handed out, with this key warning:
“Harassment of any kind, including physical, verbal or unwelcoming attention, will not be tolerated.”
While this isn’t the first time that the ALA has featured such anti-harassment policies, similar and extensive harassment notices are now becoming more widespread at such industry events, says the L.A. Weekly. But is this likely to really change anything?
Zack Snyder, the director of the highly anticipated upcoming Superman film Man of Steel, is in development on a new Star Wars film set outside the new planned trilogy.
Previously responsible for films like 300, Watchmen and Sucker Punch, Vulture reports (via IGN) Snyder is “developing a Star Wars project for LucasFilm that is set within the series’ galaxy, though parallel to the next trilogy.”
Independent comic series Axe Cop, was created via a game of pretend 3 years ago by then-5-year-old Malachai Nicolle, and drawn by his 29 year-old brother Ethan. Originally the brothers simply posted it to Facebook; later, Dark Horse Comics caught wind of the comic via enthusiastic word-of-mouth (and likes), offered to adapt the material, and the rest is history.
After months in production hell, Fox is officially adding the comic to their Sunday Animation Domination lineup, with the series due to premiere this July on their Network. Continue reading “Heads Will Roll! ‘Axe Cop’ Comic Book to Receive Cartoon Treatment This July” »
In Bushwick, one of Brooklyn’s trendiest, most hipster-fied neighborhoods, a waitress showed up for her last shift completely naked, save a threadbare fishnet top that might as well have never been there to begin with.
Blogger Max Read spread the word on Gawker, along with a picture tweeted by Vicky Oyomba showing the server, saying it felt like “a weird drunken dream.” Continue reading “Waitress Works Final Shift at Restaurant In the Nude (Yes, There’s Video)” »
Safe to say that 2012 was a terrible, no-good, very bad year for Mobile Suit Gundam director Masaki Kitamura. The renowned animator was accused of terrorist threats made towards the Otaroad Shopping district of Osaka, Kyoto’s Nintendo Headquarters, as well as even possibly Japan Airlines.
After taking in Kitamura for questioning, police determined that he was innocent. That didn’t stop the (fruitless) search and multiple suspects…and now there’s a new one. Continue reading “Is a Cat Behind Those Anime Terrorist Threats?” »