Play 80′s Video Games At Comic-Con To Win Walk-On Role In “Pixels”

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The upcoming feature film Pixels starring Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage and directed by Chris Columbus is based on the viral video hit of the same name. The story involves the world being attacked by old school video game characters, so for this year’s Comic-Con, Sony has created an 80′s video game arcade called the Electric Dreams Factory. At the arcade, you  can compete with other gamers and possibly win the ultimate prize of a walk-on role in Pixels. Check out the contest’s promo video starring Peter Dinklage with a mullet and find out other info about their Comic-Con arcade after the jump. [Read more...]

Legendary Unveils New Oculus Rift Game At Comic-Con Based on “Pacific Rim”

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Amongst all the cool things being revealed at Comic-Con this year, Legendary and Guillermo del Toro are showing off a new way to experience the world of Pacific Rim. They’ve partnered with Oculus VR, the leading pioneers of virtual reality, to deliver a game called Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot. The game allows fans to step into a fully-realized Jaeger Combat Simulator and experience what it feels like to pilot a 250-foot robot. Check out their promo video after the break.

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“Project Almanac” Flyers Signal Secret Screening At Comic-Con

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If you just so happen to be over at the San Diego Comic-Con, you have seen a couple of flyers for the found footage time traveling thriller Project Almanac. Though the film has gone through various title changes, the premise of the film has stayed the same. Project Almanac follows a group of young teenagers who discover a document that would allow them to build a time machine. Using a video camera to record their discovery, they successfully build the time machine, only to find out that there are repercussions to altering the past, and they must find a way to reset everything to the way it once was.

While the film does dive into that time traveling fantasy, it manages to stay grounded by limited to how far back the device can take them. And now the Platinum Dunes company is ready to unveil the film to those over at SDCC. Hit the jump to check out the flyers that will lead you to the secret screening. [Read more...]

Catch Up On The Latest “Gotham” News With Online Edition Of The “Chronicle”

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It’s been while since we have covered a Batman-related viral website. And while we unfortunately are not reporting on the start of the viral marketing campaign for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, another major Batman property has offered up a tease for fans. The Gotham Chronicle, Bruce Wayne’s hometown newspaper, has just released its online edition, and those anticipating Fox’s upcoming Gotham television series will want to catch up on the news. Read on for more.

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“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” Plague Inc. Game Let’s You Infect The World With The Simian Flu

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Briefly: Plague Inc. is a fun game that allows the player to infect the world with various forms of infection, bacteria, viruses that grows from a simple pathogen into a killer Plague. Different types of infection are different levels of difficulty. Depending on what the players have chosen, they mutate the Plague’s wide variety of symptoms (like stomach flu, brain damange, paralysis) and transmission (sneezes, birds, blood transfusion), as well as protection against weather, medications, or antibodies.

Now with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes being the number one movie, and going into its second week at the movies, Plague Inc has added the Simiman Flu as one of the choices of Plagues to kill humans with. I could see this this game being another marketing tie-in with The Strain as well, but so far there is no confirmation of that. Here’s the link to the game’s website and Simian flu update. [Read more...]

Become A “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” By TMNT Yourself

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailers stresses that New York City needs heroes. The obvious rise in criminal activity carried out by The Foot Clan is a clear indication of that. So, now is your chance to prove just how heroic you are, by showing your turtle power to the world, or your friends on social media at least.

Paramount has unveiled their latest marketing gag, where you get to don the ninja mask. Blue, Purple, Red or Orange, which color do you think best suits you? To TMNT Yourself, you’ll have to hit the jump to see how you can be a hero. [Read more...]

J.J. Abrams Reveals New X-Wing In New ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Video

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Star Wars and Omaze’s Force For Change campaign is now in its last week, and the two are working hard to promote it. We’ve already seen J.J. Abrams promote the campaign in a video that revealed some of the practical effects that will be seen Star Wars Episode VII, which was a pretty exciting tease. Funding the Force For Change campaign meant that you would be donating to UNICEF and earn a chance for you and a friend to have a role in Star Wars Episode VII. Sounds exciting right, especially after Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert reminded us about it not too long ago with their hilarious bit. But it hasn’t stopped there, as there seems to be one last marketing push before the campaign comes to an end.

In the latest move to get you do donate, J.J. Abrams has released a new video of himself revealing the X-Wing that will be seen in Star Wars: Episode VII. Not only that, but he has added some new incentives, which include both winning a role in the film, as well as getting an advanced screening of the film in your hometown with 20 of your closest friends. Now that is really exciting. So to see the video, you’ll just have to hit the jump. [Read more...]

Universal’s Horror Nights Adds Mazes Based On Shows ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ And ‘Face Off’

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In a couple months Universal Studios Hollywood will be unleashing their terror for the Halloween season at their annual Horror Nights fright fests. This week two additional mazes have been announced:  El Rey’s Network “From Dusk Till Dawn” and Syfy’s “Face Off: In The Flesh”. Both mazes add on to this year’s docket of show-centric mazes joining “Welcome to The Walking Dead: End of the Line”.

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Trailers Weekly: “Horns,” “Paradise Lost,” “Laggies,” “Ouija,” And More

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Trailers Weekly is a feature in which we bring you the most popular and talked about trailers of the week. Sharing trailers is a classic viral practice, and trailers are still the most mainstream way for people to learn about movies. We’ve got trailers from Horns, Paradise Lost, Laggies, Ouija, and Annabelle. There won’t be a trailers weekly next week as the MovieViral team will be off covering the San Diego Comic-Con. Hit the the jump to see this week’s edition of Trailers Weekly. [Read more...]

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I” Trailer To Debut At Comic-Con On A Galaxy S Tablet And Best Buy Stores

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Okay, so Lionsgate may not be promoting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 or Insurgent in Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con this year. Yes it is disappointing to fans, especially since the former debuts in November, while the latter debuts early next year. While we have yet to see any footage from the film, Lionsgate has found a unique way to market the film’s highly anticipated first trailer. You won’t have to sit for hours waiting for it or in between panels you rather not sit through, instead you can just walk on over to the Samsung Galaxy Experience over at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego on Friday, July 25th, and experience seeing the trailer, with the cast (TBA) for yourself on Galaxy Tab S.

Yup the trailer premiere for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will be on a tablet. Not a big screen or any other screen other than 8.5 inches, but on a tablet. And if you are worried about not being able to see it because your not going to Comic-Con this year, then don’t fret, because you will be able to see a preview at your local Best Buy. Hit the jump for more. [Read more...]