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Shut Up and Rock -- 12/20/12

Dec 20, 2012 -- 7:37am

The end of the world is upon us!  Probably not, but here's some fun stuff anyway:

 

  • Metallica has confirmed that their next album, the follow-up to Death Magnetic, will be out in 2014.  Drummer Lars Ulrich says the album will include more guitar solos, as well as being "heavy and energetic."  Their last album was 2011's Lulu, the collaboration with Lou Reed, and the less said about that, the better.
     
  • Great Odin's raven!  Paramount Pictures has confirmed that Anchorman: the Legend Continues, the continuing adventures of Ron Burgundy and the Channel 5 news team, will be released exactly one year from today:  December 20th, 2013.  Well, you know what they say:  when in Rome...
     
  • How are the Star Wars films and the supposed Mayan apocalypse connected?  Kinda like this:  the Mayan temple Tikal is where the scenes for the Yavin 4 rebel base were filmed for the original Star Wars, and if Reuters' source is to be believed, the franchise will return there for Episode VII, where Luke Skywalker will build a new Jedi Knight academy.  Disney would likely not shoot on-site though, even if this turns out to be true.  The More You Know!
     
  • Speaking of that, the first expansion for the widely-popular MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic will be Rise of the Hutt Cartel, releasing next spring and increasing the level cap to 55, as well as adding tons of new content.  Subscribing players get it for $10, while free-play gamers will have to fork over $20, and if you preorder from the game's website, you get access to the expansion five days early.
     
  • Ken Levine put on his best Peter Molyneux mask yesterday when he was quoted as saying the ending to Bioshock Infinite is "like nothing you've actually experienced in a video game before."  Levine says the ending will likely be polarizing, but that it fits the game's universe perfectly.  You can find out for yourself on March 26th next year for PS3, XBox 360 and PC.
     

Good luck out there tomorrow, and I'll see you then!  Until then...ROCK!
--HH

 

(News credit to 411mania.com)

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