Now that I think of it, dodgeball is actually a pretty violent game that’ll probably get banned by some naysayer parents in ultra-protective schools. The game used to terrify me in elementary school and I would usually run away from the ball like it was hot coal, be the last person standing and get walloped in the stomach by some over-serious dude who thinks he’s tough:
wwideinterweb‘s compilation of ultimate dodgeball fails might make you feel a bit better about your sad athletic career. I think everyone can relate!
Two clips were posted on Reddit this morning, indicating the BEST and WORST dodgeball moves on the court. Our advice: If you’re going to try and be flashy make sure you know what the hell you’re doing. For example, if you can confidently do a backspring while whipping a dodgeball, your teammates will think you’re wicked. BUT if you’re just going to go ahead and land flat on your head, save yourself the embarrassment and practice a little harder.
COOLEST: Insane dodgeball kill (skip to 40 seconds in)
LAMEST: Worst dodgeball kill
Get ready for elves and trolls and war, oh my.
The cult comic “Elfquest” is set to leap onto the big screen courtesy of Warner Bros., with “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” director Rawson Marshall Thurber at its helm.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Thurber will also write and produce the film adaptation of the Wendy and Richard Pini story, though it is not yet known whether the flick will be live action or animation.
“Elfquest” tells the story of the Wolfriders, a group of elves who seek others of their kind on the two-mooned planet Abode, while they battle and form allies with trolls and primitive humans.
The comic, which has been published by both DC Comics and Marvel, was initially self-published by the Pinis beginning in 1978, during which it attracted some controversy for what were considered intense depictions of battle and sexuality at the time.
Hollywood has made several unsuccessful attempts to turn the series into a movie or animated series over the years.
Thurber directed commercials before making his feature directing debut with 2004′s Ben Stiller-starring “Dodgeball.” More recently, he adapted Michael Chabon’s novel “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” for the big screen.
YUKE’S Company of America, a video game development company based out of Japan, has just released a detailed preview of its upcoming Double D Dodgeball game for Xbox 360.
Today, YUKE’S released a new set of character and arena profiles, as well as new wallpapers that have been developed by the game’s own creative development team. The game is designed to be an arcade twist on the game usually played by children on the playground or in gym class.
The latest preview release includes new character screen shots with a profile sheet that outlines each character’s special abilities. These special skills include superior catching abilities, power shots, and incredible speed. The preview also includes screen shots of the various arenas available in the game, which show the Eastern and Western playing fields and the various defensive obstacles all the arenas have.
Double D Dodgeball will be released this summer, and more information can be found at www.yukes.us.