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Warner Bros. is turning Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ into a four-part epic

The Stand is one of Stephen King’s best regarded works, and it’s only natural that Hollywood should want to adapt it for the screen. Now, though, it looks like the book is getting the Hobbit treatment. In an interview with Kevin Smith last week, director Josh Boone said that he plans on adapting the book in four parts, describing his vision as “highest level you can do it at, with a cast that’s going to blow people’s minds.”

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‘Super Smash Bros.’ for Wii U is completely insane and absolutely amazing

My coffee table is a mess. Right now it’s covered with a pile of controllers that makes it look like I live in a frat house: there are three Wii remotes, a handful of Gamecube controllers, a Wii U Gamepad, and a 2DS. There are even a few Amiibo figures laying around, Nintendo’s take on the Disney Infinity toy fad. But I’m not a slob, I swear. I need each and every one of these objects to play the new Super Smash Bros., which finally launches on Wii U this Friday. It’s the best version of…

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Wii U ‘Super Smash Bros.’ has eight-player fights on gigantic battlefields

The Wii U version of frantic fighting game Super Smash Bros will support eight player matches, introduce a range of new modes, and allow players to build their own stages on which to battle. The new additions to the long-running series, which sees Nintendo mascots and lesser-known characters beating each other up with ridiculous special moves, were confirmed by the company in a 35-minute video designed to explain the differences between the Wii U version of the game and the recently released 3DS Super Smash Bros.

Up to eight players will be able to play together, but only if they’re in the same room — the mode won’t be available online — and only on a handful of specially designed stages. These stages, Nintendo says, are so big that…

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‘Super Smash Bros.’ is finally in your pocket, and it’s still fantastic

The latest Super Smash Bros. game features just about everything you would expect from the series. The roster of characters is absurdly huge, featuring everyone from series mainstays like Mario and Link to new characters like Pac-Man and even the ghostly trainer from Wii Fit. You’ll be fighting across stages pulled from Nintendo’s rich history, including a green-hued stage that looks like a GameBoy and Mario Kart‘s infamous Rainbow Road. There’s a whole bunch of modes to play through, both solo and with friends, and at the end of the game you still fight that weird giant hand.

But the newest Smash Bros. differs from past games in one key regard: it’s on a handheld device for the very first time (a Wii U version is expected later this…

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Warner Bros. may release seven DC Comics movies in two years

Warner Bros. is reportedly planning to launch a complete DC Comics movie universe in an attempt to emulate Marvel’s success. Former Deadline editor Nikki Finke’s new site, NikkiFinke.com, claims the studio will announce a wide range of new films at San Diego Comic-Con in July, including formal confirmation of the standalone Wonder Woman movie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Sandman adaptation.

The plans are said to also include a Shazam (Captain Marvel) project for next summer, a joint Flash and Green Lantern movie for late 2017, and a Man of Steel sequel for the following year. Together with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Justice League movie, the reported schedule would see Warner Bros. release seven DC movies between May 2016…

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Conan tries to play the new ‘Super Smash Bros.’ but mostly fails

It’s safe to assume that Conan O’Brien won’t be participating in the Super Smash Invitational anytime soon. The late-night host managed to get a sneak preview of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as part of his “Clueless Gamer” series. “They don’t even have a cover for the game yet, so I made one,” said O’Brien, who scribbled down his signature caricature with a raised fist — an appropriate fit for a fighting game, at least. In between battles with his staffers, O’Brien lambasted them for knowing so much about Nintendo’s fighters, yet so little about basic history. Two of Conan’s younger underlings were unable to name the second US president.

O’Brien also highlighted a few of Nintendo’s stranger creative decisions and some of the…

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Nintendo will let you build your own Super Mario Bros. game

During its E3 presentation Nintendo just announced one of the most compelling reasons yet to pick up a Wii U. Mario Maker is essentially a Mario Bros. game construction set for the Wii U, letting users build their own levels — either in the classic Super Mario Bros. style, or using the visual elements from New Super Mario Bros. U — and then play them. There’s no pricing or hard release date just yet, but the game should arrive sometime in 2015. A leaked shot from Nintendo’s E3 booth first gave us a hint that the project might be coming, but it’s authenticity wasn’t verified at the time. Of all the cool news that we’ve heard thus far at E3, the ability to build our own Super Mario Bros. worlds is right near the top of the list, and no…

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Hear the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ theme played on an ancient Chinese instrument

The Super Mario Bros. theme is possibly the most ubiquitous (and perhaps played-out) video game music around, but a young musician has found a way to make it interesting again — by performing it on an ancient Chinese instrument called the sheng. The instrument’s natural tone fits perfectly with the Super Mario Bros. theme, and the musician’s ability to re-create signature sound effects like coins and mushrooms elevates this performance above many of the other cover that have cropped up over the years. The novelty of seeing it performed on an instrument that was created thousands of years ago.

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Perky Bros: No. Six Depot Identity and Collateral

One of my favorite studios, Perky Bros, just published a new project to their portfolio, the identity and collateral for No. Six Depot, a small-batch coffee roaster and café. I’m loving the way the disparate elements came together here—it’s perfectly modern, playful and quirky. I’ll definitely be stopping in the next time I’m driving through the Berkshires so I can check it out in person.

No. Six Depot is a family owned,  small-batch coffee roaster and café nested in the beautiful Berkshires. Located in a historic train station on 6 Depot St, they serve teas, salts and coffee from small farms and roast on location. Their identity juxtaposes a mix of unique rural and modern elements — drawing inspiration from their own backyard railroad and unique approach to keeping it simple and making it true.

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Perky Bros: Dogshells Identity and Collateral

DWL favorite Perky Bros recently launched a site update featuring lots of new work. I’m especially loving the brand and collateral that they developed for Dogshells, “an all natural calcium supplement for dogs made from 100% recycled eggshells.” The project encompassed everything from the identity to stationery, packaging and website design.

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Inspired by their repurpose/reuse philosophy, we created an on-demand, stamp-based stationery and sample system so they could create exactly what they need when they need it. Rather than typical disposable packaging, their jars are durable and made to last—silkscreened on glass and ready to be used once they’re empty.

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