The Sun is reporting that Matt Smith, the current actor playing The Doctor, may regenerate into his twelfth incarnation this Christmas. Apparently bosses already have someone in mind to replace him.

According to their sources, Matt Smith, currently playing the title role on Doctor Who, may exit the show in this year’s Christmas special. Also, the bosses might have someone already in mind to replace the actor. Matt’s contract apparently expires in November, but they say he won’t renew it. Last week, during an interview with Jonathan Ross, Smith didn’t commit to anything beyond Christmas, stating that “I am very happy doing it. I do the anniversary special, then the Christmas special. At the moment it’s 2013 and we will see what 2014 holds.” According to the Sun the actor told his bosses that he wants to leave at Christmas. 


BBC stated last night the following: “Sorry folks but even we don’t know what’s going to happen at Christmas. It’s not been written yet! But Matt loves the show and is to start filming the unmissable 50th anniversary, and the new series starting on Easter Saturday.”

As of right now, take this with a grain of salt, as BBC or anyone related with the show’s production has to either confirm or deny this. If this is indeed supposed to happen, who do you think should be the twelfth Doctor? Sound off your ideas in the comment section below!

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RapidShare will soon initiate a massive overhaul of its service, and free users are going to have to look elsewhere for bottomless file hosting. The company is going to cap free accounts at 5GB of space, and anything that’s currently stored on its servers beyond that limit will be deleted starting on April 3.

Warnings will be emailed out to users who are exceeding their 5-gig allowance. They’ll then have 24 hours to pare things down to an acceptable level on their own, pay for additional storage, or sit back and let RapidShare delete whatever files it deems necessary.

There are several paid options that will ensure your files remain untouched. For 10€ per month RapidShare provides 250GB of space, and you can double up to 500GB for twice the price. There’s also a discount if you pre-pay for a year. Folks with more than half a terabyte stored are probably going to end up paying market rate. TorrentFreak was told that 2TB of storage would cost around 120€ (about $155), which is about what you’d pay if you were hosting the same files onAmazon’s S3 platform.

Why the change? RapidShare is clearly trying to polish up its image. In the wake of theMegaUpload takedown, cloud locker services around the globe have taken a much more cautious approach to file hosting — particularly when it comes to bulk uploads. Capping free accounts at a relatively scant 5GB and pushing paid accounts will certainly make RapidShare look slightly less adversarial to copyright groups like the MPAA and RIAA.

However, the change has already irked plenty of RapidShare users — and not just holders of free accounts. Paid RapidPro members have begun canceling accounts and demanding refunds, and they’re now being told that a 15€ admin fee will be assessed. RapidShare traffic has been dropping steadily since the company began tweaking its policies last year, and this latest news isn’t going to stop the slide.

The Humble Bundle has made a name for itself by collecting together several indie games, letting you pay what you want for them, and giving a huge chunk of money to charity. In more recent bundles we’ve also seen Linux and Android embraced. But now the Humble team are trying something new, and calling it the Humble Weekly Sale.

The Weekly Sale differs from the bundles by focusing on a single game and offering different content tiers dependent on what you are willing to pay. Cough up at least a dollar and you get the game. Beat the average price everyone is paying and you’ll get a bunch of digital assets linked to the game. Pay over $25 and you’ll unlock some physical merchandise that ships worldwide for free.

It’s an interesting experiment, and one that’s sure to prove popular simply because it’s being done using the well-known Humble name and continues to give money to charity.

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This first Humble Weekly Sale is for the excellent Supergiant Games title Bastion (which has previously featured in a Humble Bundle). The average price currently sits at $2.56 and nets you the digital soundtrack, digital art pack, sheet music, and iPhone/Android ring tones. Things start getting interesting in the merchandise tier, though. It’s $25, which is pretty steep, but in return you get the following:

    • Bastion Bandana
    • Bastion Original Soundtrack CD
    • Bastion Postcard
    • Supergiant’s next game called Transistor Postcard

Is that worth $25? I guess it depends on how much of a Bastion and Supergiant fan you are, but I am guessing most gamers will select the Beat the average tier and walk away with the digital freebies.

Last week, Peter Laird had some pretty negative things to say about the choice to cast Megan Fox in the new movie. To be fair, Laird hasn’t exactly been a fan of anything that they’ve been doing with the film, although some of his words were misinterpreted as being positive about a year ago. Let’s just say that he was being fairly sarcastic about the horrible possibilities of the new flick back then and he definitely hasn’t warmed up to it since. In a recent blog entry, the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had the following to say about the new casting choice:

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“My only exposure to Megan Fox as an actress is through her role in two TRANSFORMERS movies and the wretched (but happily forgettable) JENNIFER’S BODY. It may not be fair to judge her range of acting skills just from those three movies, but I think it is safe to say that there are probably hundreds of better choices for the role of April O’Neil. Of course, her name has promotional value, and maybe that’s what they want. Who knows? I can’t get myself too worked up about it.”

 

Coming out and saying that there are “probably hundreds of better choices for the role of April O’Neil” is a pretty harsh way of saying that he didn’t much care for the choice. Cut to a week later and, as you might have expected, Kevin Eastman has been asked to share his thoughts on the progress of the film. If we can say that Laird hasn’t exactly been a fan, I think it’s safe to say that Eastman has been. Over the past year, he’s been a vocal supporter of Michael Bay’s new project and has had nothing negative to say about it. Once again, his words on this matter were very supportive and appreciative, suggesting that fans would not be let down. Unfortunately, it’s also pretty clear that he was feeding the interviewer an answer that he had already given several times before, so there might not be much to see here that hasn’t already been seen. That being said, it’s important to note that while one creator is not so happy with this project, the other seems to be quite satisfied, as he explains in his answer given to CBR:

 

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“From everything that I’ve seen in the (Ninja Turtles) script and the development and everything they’ve asked my input on specifically, it’s gonna be an awesome, familiar, solid “Turtles” movie. It’ll have everything that fans are gonna want and then some.

 

Much like you look at what they’re doing at Nickelodeon with the new animated series, it’s all based solidly on the “Turtles” foundation, but they’ve hit the reset button. They’ve taken it back to the first episode, with the Turtles first time above ground after many years of training with Master Splinter. They’re making a “Turtles” origin that is firmly rooted in “Turtles” history, but a slight tweak here and a slight tweak there. It’s been enjoyable and the IDW series is much the same, in that it’s firmly rooted in “Turtles” history, but multiple “Turtles” universes.”

While this is a somewhat comforting response that should give fans hope, it should also be taken with a grain of salt. After all, the last time Eastman was said to have any involvement in the script and development of the film was almost a year ago. A lot of things can change in a year, and we just don’t know if he has had any further involvement since Paramount and Platinum Dunes decided to make a few changes over the summer. In fact, we really don’t know what the working script even looks like right now, as Bay has said that the script which was leaked on the internet last year was old and out of date.

In the end, it’s interesting to hear the thoughts of these two creative geniuses on the new Ninja Turtles movie, but it would probably be a bad idea to rely on just one of them to give you a sense for how this film is going to turn out. Eastman has had more experience behind the scenes than Laird has, but that doesn’t mean he knows exactly how the film will turn out. Laird’s criticisms are valid and important to consider, and ultimately they just highlight the fact that the entire TMNT fan base is rather unsure about how to take all this news about the movie. These two rarely agree on everything, but this might just be a case where their disagreement deserves a second look. What do you think? Who’s got the right idea bout this project? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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The competition to land the role of Marvel’s Drax the Destroyer in the sci-fi/action/adventure film “Guardians of the Galaxy” was difficult. Competing for the part were actors such as Isaiah Mustafa, Patrick Wade, Jason Momoa, and mixed martial artist and WWE wrestler Dave Bautista. Momoa was a frontrunner and sure winner with the “Game of Thrones” and “Conan” behind him, but Marvel has closed the deal with Bautista to play the resurging character.

Bautista is the second actor to join the project along with Chris Pratt, who will portray lead character Peter Quill/Star-Lord. “Guardians of the Galaxy is linked to last year’s wildly popular hit “The Avengers.” The last scene in that film revealed the villainous “Mad Titan” Thanos. Thanos is Drax the Destroyer’s sworn enemy. In fact, Drax’s sole purpose is to kill Thanos. His involvement as part of the Guardians is essential.

So, who is Drax?

Drax was an Earth man named Arthur Douglas. While laying low on Earth, Thanos encounters Douglas and his wife, and fearing they have seen him, kills them both. The being known as Kronos placed Douglas’ spirit into a powerful new body. Drax’s powers include enhanced strength and resilience, flight, and the ability to project energy blasts from his hands.

Bautista certainly has the physique to play the part. He has been very busy as of late as well. He appeared in RZA’s martial arts film “The Man with the Iron Fists,” and he will next be seen in combat against Vin Diesel in “Riddick” on September 6th.

Here’s a brief storyline of the film.

U.S. pilot Peter Quill ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” will be released on August 1, 2014. The film currently stars Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista. Chris McCoy, Nicole Perlman, and James Gunn wrote the screenplay based on the Marvel Comic by the same name originally created by Gene Colan, Arnold Drake, Dan Abnett, and Andy Lanning. James Gunn directs.

So this is an odd situation and a VERY strange reveal process. Samsung is selling the S4 on “feature upgrades” rather than harping on pure hardware upgrades (which this phone DOES have). I’ll admit that some of the new features are pretty amazing and do in fact make me want to upgrade to this phone (and HOLY BALLS, they upgraded the camera which is already better than a cell phone camera should really be allowed to be). The screen sharing via chat is something I could see being incredibly useful as I currently provide tech support and business development services for companies all over the world. All in all it seems to be a solidly good choice of phone even for those of us currently using the S3. If this works like it is being pitched I’d like to say, bravo Samsung.

There are going to be MANY armors shown to have been created by Tony Stark in Marvel’s upcoming Iron Man 3; here are a few:

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Inspired by Iron Man: Extremis, Tony Stark will be working with Extremis technology to create multiple new “contingency armor sets” and hopefully keep his many enemies from getting their hands on his technology. Tony will have once again upgraded his armor, this time from the Mark VIII previously seen to the Mark XLVII. The trailers have shown Tony in a room full of different armors some of which we have found listed. So, wityhout to much further ado, I present to you…

1. Mark XLVII

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mark 47

 

Fans of the previous appearances of Iron man have seen Iron Man armors Mark I-VII, it is being stated that between the times in Avengers and Iron Man 3 Tony has created MANY new iterations of his core armor bringing us all the way to Mark 47  which is rumored to contain Extremis Nano technology. we have seen in the trailer that he can move this armor simply with a thought causing it to form around him seemingly at will.

 

2. HeartBreaker Armor :

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The second armor is more of an improvement to the base Mark 47 armor adding a giant unibeam to the chest. This will be used to take down other enemies “infected” with the Extremis nano tech as well as to face down Mandarin.

3.Deep Space Armor :

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Tony’s “Space Armor” has been shown in design images (above) and is believed to be a lead in to his appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. It is rumored to contain a gel that will protect the wearer from the heat of gel which protects this armor from the heat and friction damage of clearing and reentering Earth’s atmosphere.

 

4. Ghost Armor:

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This is Tony’s upgraded  “stealth” armor. It is equipped with sound dampening technology, stealth technology to cloak him from radar AND it is rumored to be able to bend light making the wearer invisible (think predator style invisibility). Elements of this armor are also rumored to be incorporated into the armors that were created after it.

5.Stealth Armor :

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Said to contain no weapons technology at all this is a “downgraded” version of the Ghost armor. It is said Tony created this to be able to come and go freely without being able to be tracked via radar.

 

6.Hydro Armor :

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A suit for use underwater.

 

7. Hypervelocity Autonomous Personnel Protectorhappy armor

Armor :

Codenamed H.AP.P.Y  this is an AI infused armor to aid Tony should he need a hand in field combat. Many are believed to exist.

 

8. Godkiller Armor :

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Facially different this armor’s A.I is rumored to have been designed by Tony’s lovely  girlfriend Pepper Potts. Given the designation of this armor it is believed it may be a contingency for Thor.

 

 

9. HulkBuster Armor :

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A much larger armor, this is often used for dealing with Hulk related issues as it can take a lot more punishment and is also capable of hitting hard enough to at least get the Hulk’s attention.

As some of you may know, the first look at footage from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be included on the blu-ray/dvd release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey out March 19th. But here’s some info on where and how you can watch the trailer. It will be revealed via a live-streaming event at thehobbit.com/sneak on March 24 at 3 p.m. ET/12 PT. In order to get access to the live-stream you’ll need an UltraViolet code that’s only available through a purchase of copies of An Unexpected Journey. There’s no word on when or if the trailer will be released at a later date for those that don’t make the purchase and I imagine Warner Bros. will definitely have an eye out for bootleg uploads.

Also, you can submit questions for Peter Jackson to answer in a Q&A taking place directly after the trailer premiere through the film’s facebook and vine pages.

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Lara Croft is a younger, more vulnerable and less busty protagonist than in games past. She’s also the best-looking Lara Croft to date, both in terms of attractiveness and graphical fidelity. The games got a polished scheme of automatic controls that allow you to just run up to a ledge and begin to ascend rather than pressing a button for it . Crouching and cover are treated the same . The games engine also has a brilliant way of delivering fire and there’s a lot of it . The soundtracks is well adjusted to game play while camera angles never let you cheat and check out Lara’s assets ( damn it ! ) as in other installments of the game . Adventure is carried along with cut scenes that you take part in that feel like you might be trying to interact but to some might feel just like mindless button pushing . Graphics will blow you away at certain times during the game . And there is plenty of fight scenes and scenarios to keep you interested . Giving your character an edge by sneaking in and attacking or running and gunning your way through might mean a less favorable out come . Weapons are ok and aiming superb but nothing rings true or speaks more of a recent heroine more than Lara’s bow . Its really fluid and seems to fit her at this stage in this retelling of Lara’s story . We give it a 8 out of 10 .-Adam Royal