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The Amazing Spider-Man: Emma Stone talks up her first big-budget effects film

The Amazing Spider-Man: Emma Stone talks up her first big-budget effects film

Earlier this month we got the chance to shoot some questions at several of the stars and crew of The Amazing Spider-Man, one of these talks being with Emma Stone, who played comic legend Gwen Stacy in the film. She spoke about how she got to know the character Gwen only after having spoken about playing Mary Jane as well as how the big change in working on her first big-name effects film is really in the press tour action. Have a peek at this un-cut interview below.

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The Amazing Spider-Man movie: our first look

The Amazing Spider-Man movie: our first look

This month we had a chance to take a look at an early screening of the upcoming blockbuster action film The Amazing Spider-Man, and what little we can tell you at the moment includes this: the visual effects here take the cake. While the refresh of the Spider-Man movie series has a story that is thrilling in its relative newness, it's the mise en scene that will strike you hardest. If The Avengers proved to us that its prime time to bring the Marvel Universe to the big screen in a massive way, Spider-Man is the knife that cuts all the sweetest bits of this delicious visual cake and serves them up with the friendly neighborhood kid this superhero was always supposed to be.

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Amazing Spider-Man goes mobile before big premiere

Amazing Spider-Man goes mobile before big premiere

This week the folks at Gameloft have revealed that they will be taking part in the run-up to the release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie premiering later this month. Gameloft will be releasing a video game for mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, Android devices of all kinds, and - believe it or not - feature phones! How on earth they'll be doing such an amazing feat, we do not yet know, but what we do know is that Gameloft has a history of creating fabulous superhero games, not least of all Spider-Man: Total Mayhem, a mobile classic released well before its time.

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Marvel Heroes online game will be The Avengers of MMOs

Marvel Heroes online game will be The Avengers of MMOs

If you liked the idea of a movie that spliced a whole bunch of Marvel superheroes together, but you're more of a gamer than a moviegoer, then this is for you. Marvel has just released the first official trailer of the free-to-play online game Marvel Heroes. It's been a long time coming, and the title has seen its share of distractions and delays, but it looks like things are actually on schedule.

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The Amazing Spider-Man gets playable Stan Lee in Xbox 360, PS3 pre-orders

The Amazing Spider-Man gets playable Stan Lee in Xbox 360, PS3 pre-orders

There are comic books nerds throughout the entire world who find one man more dynamic than Spider-Man, more larger-than-life than Superman, and even more incredible than Hulk, and he also has a characteristic that no comic book superhero has - he's real. And that man, Stan Lee, will finally get his moment in the spotlight alongside his creations in the game The Amazing Spider-Man.

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Avengers sequel in development according to Disney

Avengers sequel in development according to Disney

If you stayed around after some of the credits rolled when you saw the Avengers flick that opened last week, you would've seen those odd creatures floating in space talking about attacking Earth again. Clearly, the sequel was already planned when the original movie was launched. Disney's Bob Iger has confirmed that the Avengers sequel is in development right now.

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First Batman, then smartphones, then Iron Man

First Batman, then smartphones, then Iron Man

As the personal technology landscape advances at a rate that's undeniably fantastic, we move beyond our obsession with the slightly lower-tech character Batman and advance to the top of the line equivalent Iron Man, as evidenced by the massive success of the most recent film series. Throughout the 1990s we saw a selection of high-cost Batman films and a fantastic Batman cartoon series well received by the public at the time because of their ability to connect with us on a non-super level, there's also almost always been some sort of representation of Batman on the small screen as well, no matter what year it is. Batman has always been a fantastic character for the average person to relate with because he's always using tools and technology to help him - he doesn't actually have super powers, so to speak. There's another character out there by the name of Iron Man that's also been around for several decades and represented in a series of cartoons, certainly, but up until now we've not had the technology in film production to represent him accurately: this is Iron Man.

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Marvel graphic novels land on iBookstore

Marvel graphic novels land on iBookstore

If you're an iPad toting fan of Marvel graphic novels, you can get your reading fix on your Apple gadgets via the iBookstore now. Marvel has announced that 80 of its graphic novels are now available for download from the Apple digital bookstore. It appears that at least one of these graphic novels is available free to get you started. Pricing on the digital books depends on the content, apparently starting at $6.99 and up.

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Zen Pinball for Tegra Android, an ultra-early hands-on look

Zen Pinball for Tegra Android, an ultra-early hands-on look

This week we've gotten the opportunity to take a peek at a game that'll be released on the Android Market and through the Tegra Zone - Zen Pinball THD, exclusively for Tegra 2 dual-core processor-toting mobile devices. This is a game that allows you to take your love of pinball and apply it to a handful of utterly fabulous tables, both branded by the developers behind the game and developed inside other universes such as Marvel Comics with the Fantastic Four and Spiderman. Have a peek at a couple of tables in a very early build of this game here!

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Marvel Comics The Avengers first full-length trailer released [Video]

Marvel Comics The Avengers first full-length trailer released [Video]

After much buildup including FOUR feature-length individual movies for each of the heroes included in this supergroup of a movie, May 2012's Marvel Comics' The Avengers has its first real trailer. And before you comic book maniacs have a heart attack reminding the world that The Hulk is included in this movie aside those three heroes with the four movies mentioned in the first sentence, know here that not only is this the start of a different storyline for the big green goliath, there's ANOTHER new actor in Bruce Banner's role. Mark Ruffalo as Banner though should be the least of your excitement here, blasts of fire, the hoary hammer of the gods, red white and blue punches of fury and Black Sabbath throughout should sent your hair straight upwards.

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