G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 16 “Shipwrecked” posted on HubWorld.com

G.I. Joe: Renegades continues its trend of being posted to HubWorld.com after airing on The Hub.  Episode 16 “Shipwrecked” has been posted right here.

Don’t forget you can also check out the full Episode 16 Review and Episode Guide on my G.I. Joe: Renegades Supersite!

G.I. Joe: Renegades and Transformers Prime move to Saturdays on The Hub

Well, even with eleven more new episodes of G.I. Joe: Renegades, the fun Friday evening tradition has gone by the wayside, as both G.I. Joe: Renegades and Transformers Prime are moving to Saturdays to showcase all of their new episodes.

Transformers Prime launches with premier content on April 9th, while G.I. Joe: Renegades moves to April 16th.  Transformers will start the action hour at 7:00pm, with Renegades picking up at 7:30pm.

I’m not sure of the reason for the movie, and am hesitant to blame ratings, considering Prime is a ratings behemoth (according to The Hub) but I can’t argue that there is less competition on Saturday nights, I suppose, and the chances of the younger kids being home is better.  Time will tell.  As we are all painfully aware, it’s too late to save G.I. Joe: Renegades, but maybe it can at least go out on a positive note.

Thanks to The Terror Drome and Nick and More for the information.

Will the G.I. Joe: Renegades fight their final battle with Season One?

Well, I promised some days back that The Hub was holding one of their “Upfront” sessions in New York City today, and we should possibly get some information about the future of G.I. Joe: Renegades.  Well, the press release has been sent out, and the news for G.I. Joe: Renegades does not look good.

While not specifically said or mentioned by name, G.I. Joe: Renegades was absent from a list of returning series for The Hub in 2011/2012, a list which included Transformers: Prime, My Little Pony, RL Stine’s the Haunting Hours, and more.

I’m hitting the pavement to see if I can get some confirmation, but at this point, it sounds like perhaps the Renegades mythology will end after 26 episodes.  That would be a shame if it’s true.  Still, I don’t want to hold the funeral too soon.  Hopefully we’ll get some final details shortly.

Until then, read the full Press Release after the jump.

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G.I. Joe: Renegades Tactics game at Hubworld.com now works! Kinda.

When the G.I. Joe: Renegades Tactics game was unveiled at Hubworld.com, I was ecstatic.  For some reason, I’m a big fan of tactical games.  I’ve always loved the Command and Conquer, Starcraft, and Final Fantasy Tactics games, and while Renegades was extremely simplified, it was still a hell of a lot of fun.

Then you got to Level 5, the damn game crashed, and it became considerably less fun.

Well, as the weeks have gone on, I’ve given up trying the game every other day as I had been, and low and behold, Kenny drops me a line to tell me that the game is now working!  You can successfully proceed beyond Level 5.  Great news!

Yes, great news.  But only sort of great news.  Because now even though it makes it past Level 5…well, let’s just say it’s not guaranteed to make it all the way to the end.  Without going into too much detail, I’ve been playing Tactics off and on for the bulk of the day, going to great pains to make sure my session was saved between work and home so I could play some more at home, and finally, after beating Destro and approaching what I figure is probably one of the last levels, I got a dreaded purple loading screen… and nothing.

So, it ain’t perfect.  But it’s still pretty damn fun…  and we’ve got some new character designs!  Both Zartan and Destro appear in the game, and while Destro is pretty much the same guy we (kind of) saw in the animated series, Zartan looks just a bit different.  Obviously based on the same uniform, but in the game he’s sleeker, more stylish, and really, REALLY cool looking.

I took a metric ton of screen captures as I was playing, and am mirroring them below for your perusal, though beware of spoilers…  if you want to try your luck at the game, give it a shot right here.  Maybe you’ll do better than I did!

Presidents Day marathon offers crucial ratings bump for Hub programming

As we stand on the eve of The Hub announcing Season 2 renewals, a critical Presidents Day marathon appears to have given G.I. Joe: Renegades a nice bump in the ratings, which will hopefully push it closer to renewal.

The Hub announced today double digit increases in ratings for their G.I. Joe: Renegades “Don’t Fade” marathon, which aired for 3 hours on Presidents’ Day.  This is a good sign for the program, and hopefully will provide the additional incentive to get it renewed for a second season.

Click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” link below for the full press release, and thanks to The Terror Drome for the heads up.

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G.I. Joe: Renegades Episode 10 “Firefight” posted to Hubworld.com

First we got a great clip of the upcoming Brothers of Light episode.  Then G.I. Joe Renegades appeared on iTunes.  Then .  Now, the G.I. Joe: Renegades section on Hubworld.com has been revamped and we have the latest episode posted, “Firefight”!

Introducing Cobra saboteur and arsonist Firefly, as well as former Cobra agent turned rebellious firefighter Barbecue, Episode 10 leads right up into the now infamous “Homecoming” 2-Parter.  It’s all onward and upward from here.

Check out the G.I. Joe: Renegades section at Hubworld.com, and check out the episode itself right here.

G.I. Joe: Renegades “Puzzle Game” now available on Hubworld.com

Following on the heels of the G.I. Joe: Renegades Tactics game (which to this point still seems to lock up on Level 5… grrrrr…) Hubworld.com has posted a new G.I. Joe: Renegades themed online game, this time of the puzzle variety.

Check it out right here.

G.I. Joe: Renegades is almost upon us… what to expect from GeneralsJoes

Well, anyone who has visited the site knows I’m keyed up about G.I. Joe: Renegades.  I know that has pissed some people off, but hey, it’s my site, so deal with it.  I’ve been working hard to make sure I cover plenty of other content as well as Renegades so for those of you who would bitch about it will just have to learn to live with it.

This weekend especially, Renegades fans should expect an onslaught of content as the first two episodes air.  I’ve already got the Renegades SuperPage up with links to characters, the Episode Guide, and all of your latest breaking news from the series.  As the episodes hit this evening, expect episode reviews, synopsis, video clips, and updates throughout all sections of the site.

Just like I did for Sigma 6, when G.I. Joe reinvents itself, and I enjoy the reinvention, I have a tendency to go all out.  We’ll see if Renegades keeps my attention even after I’ve seen the first two episodes.  So for Renegades fans, there will be a lot to love this weekend.  For folks who don’t like Renegades, the latest wave of Pursuit of Cobra figures is hitting my house next week, keep an eye out for those reviews.  No, I will not be sacrificing PoC content for Renegades stuff.  Don’t even worry about that.

Can’t wait to see the cartoon tonight, and looking forward to discussing it!

Oh, yeah, there’s another show on The Hub today, too…

You know, something has kind of gotten lost in the shuffle, at least on my end, regarding the animated goodness that is to come later on this evening.  I’ve already gone over how much I’m looking forward to G.I. Joe: Renegades, and of course, I’ve talked about Avengers, and even Young Justice.

But what about this whole Transformers: Prime thing?

Since the days of Beast Wars, I’ve been loving the animated universes of the Transformers (well…  besides the whole Armada/Energon/Whatever fiasco) and you would think this next generation of Transformers animated coolness would have me excited.  But it’s kind of gotten lost in the shuffle.  I think part of me has kind of been looking forward to it, but with all of the Renegades furor, I hadn’t really thought about it a whole lot.

Well, the guys over at Seibertron have thought about it, and even received early screeners for it, and posted a review.

Okay, I’m officially excited.

Certainly the discerning folks at Seibertron.com are more well versed in Transformers lore than I am, and probably are harsher judges of how a new animated universe fits into the whole mythology, but they seem pretty enamored with it already.  They claim it takes the best parts of Beast Wars and the best parts of the live action films and blends them all together into a very serious, “aggressive” story…and I really like the sounds of that.

So yes, most of my giddy impatience tomorrow will be waiting for 5:00pm and the debut of G.I. Joe: Renegades, but I will be honest and say a healthy portion of the excitement is also now reserved for Transformers: Prime.  Two cool looking reinventions of the 80’s corner stones of after school animated greatness.  Could we be on the verge of another golden age of boys action animation?  Certainly seems possible.  Even as the father of two girls, I’m all for it.

Key plot details for G.I. Joe: Renegades revealed by Tactics game?

Well, obviously we won’t know for sure until the episodes air, and these just MIGHT be spoilers (especially one key point), so I will post a list of potential episode plot details as I discover them within the G.I. Joe Renegades: Tactics game.  I’m going to try like hell do get through the whole thing so I can get as many details as possible.

From what I can tell by the basic storyline of the game, it seems to follow what we know about the Renegades animated series, so there is reason to believe certain events from the game will transfer over to the series.

Click the “Read the rest of the story” link below to find out all the juicy tidbits!

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