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Bill Gates Guest Stars in New Episode of Secret Millionaires Club

Bill Gates Guest Stars in New Episode of Secret Millionaires Club

According to a recent announcement by Genius Brands International, Philantropist and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates will be appearing in animated form in the next episode of Warren Buffet’s Secret Millionaires Club, titled ‘The Gift.’ The episode will air on Sunday, Nivember 24 at 9 am ET/PT on the Hub Network.

The animated Bill Gates will be voiced by Bill himself, and ‘The Gift’ has him challenging The Secret Millionaires Club kids into visiting an African village and solving the community’s problems with lack of electricity. Things come to a head when one club member’s competitive nature arises after a local boy’s invention threatens to outshine his own.

Microsoft Releases New Anime-Inspired Ad for Internet Explorer

Microsoft Releases New Anime-Inspired Ad for Internet Explorer

Microsoft has just released a new promo video for Internet Explorer, this time coming in the form of an anime-inspired take on their infamous browser. Dubbed “Internet Explorer 11: The Anime,” the animated short focuses on a girl named Inori Aizawa – the cute, blue-themed personification of Internet Explorer – as she tries to run away from a bunch of robots who are trying to killer her (at least, that’s what we think they want to do. For all we know, their bombs are non-lethal and they just want to shower her with explosions because it’s the robot language equivalent for “I Love You.”)

Spielberg to Exec Produce Halo TV Series

Spielberg to Exec Produce Halo TV Series

Steven Spielberg will be executive producing a live action TV series based on the massively popular video game franchise from Microsoft, Halo. The series will feature exclusive interactive Xbox One content that is created with help from 343 Industries and Xbox Entertainment Studios, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.

Released by Bungie back in 2001, Halo was a first person shooter that focuses on an interstellar war between humanity and an alliance of aliens known as the Covenant. Majority of the games puts the player in the role of Master Chief John-117, who is a cybernetically enhanced human super soldier aided by an AI companion named Cortana.

Sonic returns at E3 2010 with Sonic Colors

Sonic returns at E3 2010 with Sonic Colors

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo has been a hot one thus far, especially if you’re a long time cartoon fan like us! One of the games we were looking forward to seeing was the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 4, which has been remarkably silent for a game supposedly coming out soon. But SEGA didn’t leave us hanging! The iconic gaming company delivered on an all new level with Sonic Colors. Dr. Eggman has created an interstellar amusement park and enslaved the sentient Wisp creatures that reside on the planets. Sonic sets out to rescue the wisps and once again foil Dr. Eggman – and all in a universe with a color-based power up system. Old school Sonic-ing! Take a look at the teaser trailer

Sonic 4 late 2010 release date for PSN, XBLA, WiiWare, and iPhone

Sonic 4, Sonic the Hedgehog 4

Sonic the Hedgehog’s upcoming fourth game, neatly titled Sonic 4, now has an official release date. Unfortunately, it’s no longer going to hit our consoles (and our dreams) this summer as originally touted, instead falling to “late 2010.” And while that’s certainly a bummer, it’s all for the better; allowing Sega’s dev teams even more of a chance to ramp up the game’s quality, “ultimately providing fans with an unrivaled, classic Sonic feel,” or so the official press release would have you believe. Just as before, the episode game will be downloadable on Sony’s PSN, Microsoft’s XBLA, and Nintendo’s WiiWare, with Apple’s iPhone and iTouch joining in on the fun. Check out the trailer and a full press release, right here

Halo Legends on Blu-ray and DVD

Halo Legends on Blu-ray and DVD

It’s been almost a full year since we’ve seen a preview, but now we’re getting psyched up to watch the whole thing! Halo Legends is now on Blu-ray and DVD this week, ready to bring home and watch on repeat. The film is an unprecedented gathering of the finest talent in Japanese animation that have drawn together to explore the mystery and action of the Halo universe. Eight episodes and a stunning range of visual styles shed new light and epic perspective on Halo lore, developed by 5 different studios: Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G, Studio4 C, and Toei Animation, financed by 343 Creative, and distributed by Warner Bros. Shinji Aramaki, creator and director of Appleseed and Appleseed Ex Machina, serves as the project’s creative director.

Halo Legends Rewind Theater

Halo Legends Rewind Theater

Towards the end of July, we announced that Microsoft would release Halo Legends, a seven-part animated miniseries based on the Halo video game line. By the middle of August, we were able to give you the first glimpse of footage — flashes of anime brought wonderfully to life by the super team of developers; Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G, Studio4 C, 343 Industries, and Toei Animation. Now, the folks at IGN have sat and analyzed the teaser video, revealing a bunch of potential secrets and spoilers. Wanna see what they see? Check out their review video, after the break!

Halo Legends preview

Halo Legends preview

A few weeks ago, we reported that Microsoft was working on an anime project for the Halo video game. Ever since then, we can’t stop thinking about the possibilities! The seven-part miniseries, titled Halo Legends, is being developed by Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G, Studio4 C, 343 Industries, and Toei Animation. The plan is to release the Warner Bros. DVD and downloadable forms (likely of the iTunes variety) in the spring of 2010… but why wait til then? Check out some quick teaser footage in the video below the break!

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