Monday, October 31, 2016

13 NEW TRACKS COMING TO ROCK BAND IN NOVEMBER


New Bon Jovi Single Available This Thursday to Celebrate Friday's Album Release

Huge new releases and iconic hits from the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s join the Rock Band 4 DLC music library this month. Kicking off the month is a “Hootie & The Blowfish Pack 01”, which will be availabletomorrow, November 1, on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $5.49. Each song can also be purchased individually for $1.99 per track:
  • Hootie & The Blowfish – “Hold My Hand”
  • Hootie & The Blowfish – “Only Wanna Be With You”
  • Hootie & The Blowfish – “Let Her Cry”
In celebration of Friday’s release of Bon Jovi’s thirteenth studio album, This House Is Not For Sale, a new single from this album will join their 12 other career-spanning hit tracks in the Rock Band 4 DLC music library on Thursday, November 3 for $1.99:
  • Bon Jovi – “Born Again Tomorrow”


Other artists set to contribute new tracks to join Rock Band throughout the month of November include:
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Bruno Mars
  • Coldplay
  • The Cure
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Fine Young Cannibals
… and moreStay tuned to the Harmonix blog, as well as Rock Band’s Twitter and Facebook pages, for exciting DLC announcements and gameplay reveals throughout the month.

Gameplay Notes
“Hold My Hand” opens the new DLC pack. This tune is great for the full band, as there is a little something for everyone. Bassists have a constantly active bassline that will be a blast to hold down. Darius Rucker, vocalist of Hootie & The Blowfish, accomplishes a fantastic vocal performance in this track with plenty of variety and vocal runs. Singers will have plenty to practice with this one!

An iconic hit from Hootie & The Blowfish, “Only Wanna Be With You”, joins the Music Library this week. Featuring an energetic beat on drums to a fun guitar solo, this track is sure to be a staple in your ‘90s setlist. The track also includes an interesting and varied bassline and catchy vocal harmony charts.

Another bass-centric tune, “Let Her Cry”, finishes up this week’s pack. Bassists will have the spotlight in this one as well, with an interesting countermelody sprinkled throughout the tune. “Let Her Cry” is an excellent tune for beginner rockers.

Bon Jovi is back with memorable guitar riffs and driving drums in “Born AgainTomorrow”. An awesome addition to any music library as Bon Jovi returns to their unique brand of Jersey-born rock ‘n’ roll. This song will be fun for players of all skill levels with challenging vocals and fret-work.

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New Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Maps to Debut November 1


Coming this November, two of the most popular Gears of War Legacy Maps will make their debut in Gears of War 4 with the addition of Checkout and Drydock for Versus Multiplayer and Horde.

Available November 1 for Season Pass holders as part of the early access Developer Playlist, Checkout and Dry Dock will also be introduced into free public playlists on November 8. The addition of Checkout and Drydock signals the first month of free map updates for Gears of War 4. Owners and fans can look forward to two new maps each month.
  • Checkout - Revisit the iconic supermarket in Cole’s hometown of Hanover 25 years after the events of Gears of War 3 in this Legacy Map. Much like the rest of Sera, nature is reclaiming whatever it can following the Locust Wars, but that hasn’t slowed the fast, furious and frenetic combat that takes place between the checkout lanes and the electronics department.
  • Drydock - Transported from a COG ship building facility to a ship breaking scrapyard on a Seran mudflat, this fan-favorite returns with a vengeance to Gears of War 4 Versus Multiplayer and Horde modes.
In addition to the release of these fan favorite maps, tune into Xbox Wire on November 1 for a sneak peek at the Run the Jewels “Air Drop” featuring playable Killer Mike and EL-P characters for Versus Multiplayer and Horde.

Season Pass owners also receive five exclusive digital items as part of the Vintage VIP Pack, including the Vintage JD character skin, Vintage Gnasher and Dropshot weapon skins, Vintage JD Emblem and Vintage JD Bounty for extra XP; permanent DLC map ownership of over 24 additional maps (two per month for a year) for private play on dedicated servers; access to an exclusive Developer Playlist where new maps, modes and features can be tested prior to broad release; and the Starter Airdrop, a care package that outfits gamers with over a dozen Gear Packs and grants assorted character and weapon skins, Horde skills and abilities, and XP boosting bounties.

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FINAL FANTASY XV CELEBRATES GOING GOLD WITH NEW CG CINEMATIC TRAILER – ‘OMEN’


Season Pass and DLC Details Also Revealed

SQUARE ENIX® announced that FINAL FANTASY® XV has gone gold. To mark this production milestone, a new CG cinematic trailer, entitled “Omen,” released. Eagle-eyed viewers will see that this dynamic new trailer also celebrates the game’s gold status in a unique way.

Omen is a conceptual CG cinematic trailer created by the world-renowned 3D animation studio DIGIC Pictures, who also worked on KINGSGLAIVE™: FINAL FANTASY XV. Noctis navigates a rapidly shifting world, endless waves of enemies, a gradual loss of abilities, and a madness that brings harm to his beloved fiancée. Inspired by the world and story of FINAL FANTASY XV, the trailer depicts a nightmarish “omen” for Noctis’ father King Regis—a catastrophic future that must be avoided.

To watch the new Omen trailer visit:  



With FINAL FANTASY XV achieving gold status, development will now shift towards creation of the Season Pass ($24.99) DLC that will provide further content and ways to enjoy FINAL FANTASY XV into the year ahead.

The main focus of the Season Pass is three original episodes that take place during the events of FINAL FANTASY XV. Each episode allows players to take control of one of Noctis’ comrades in all-new adventures that offer unique play styles tailored to each character. Players can explore previously unseen areas filled with new monsters, and even obtain weapons that can later be used in the main game. Episode Gladiolus is the first new character adventure to arrive, and will be followed by Episode Ignis and Episode Prompto. Each episode will be available for purchase individually.

Following the release of the character episodes, Comrades—an expansion pack for FINAL FANTASY XV—will introduce a brand-new online co-op mode for up to four players which features intense battles allowing players to take full control of Noctis, Gladio, Prompto and Ignis as a group. Comrades will be available for separate purchase, and is also included in the Season Pass.

This additional content and character episodes are managed by Haruyoshi Sawatari (Producer, Business Division 2) and overseen by FINAL FANTASY XV Director Hajime Tabata with development led by core members of the FINAL FANTASY XV team.

“Last year I travelled around the world and attended many game events. I felt an amazing passion and sense of expectation towards FINAL FANTASY XV from series fans everywhere,” said Sawatari. “From seeing that I really wanted to make it so that the fans could enjoy the game for longer and evolve and expand it even further. I will take these feelings and give them form, to deliver an amazing experience.”

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A STORM IS BREWING IN GOD COUNTRY


New series from Cates and Shaw set to launch in January 2017

Fan-favorite writer Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw (Buzzkill, The Paybacks) team up for an all-new series GOD COUNTRY, set to launch from Image Comics in January 2017.

In GOD COUNTRY readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmett isn't just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He's now the only man who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State…

"This is a story Geoff and I have been wanting to tell for such a long time, and to be able to do it with Image is beyond a dream come true,” said Cates. “God Country is full of heart, action, giant swords, Kirby Gods, Texans, magic tornados, and family drama...so it's really just everything I love piled into one great, epic yarn. This January everyone is welcome to come on in, grab a beer, have a seat and get ready… we have a hell of a story to tell you."

Shaw added: “I love this book! Of course, I would say that, but I really do. I love that Donny and I get to work together again, and I love that we get to publish through Image. It's a story I've never heard before, both down to earth and out of this world. The whole team is on their A-Game and I cannot wait to share it with the world, Texas style!”

SOUTHERN BASTARDS meets American Gods in a high-stakes fantasy series that will kick off the new year with high-octane action and jaw-dropping worldbuilding. In GOD COUNTRY salvation is a double-edged sword.

GOD COUNTRY #1 Cover A by Shaw and Dave Stewart and Cover B by Gerardo Zaffino hits stores on Wednesday, January 11th. 

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Walking Dead Season 7 ep. 2 "The Well " Recap


Recap: Episode starts with a recap reminding viewers where we left Carol and Morgan. Carol is slowly waking up and seeing that she is being taken somewhere. Then the scene changes and they are overrun by walkers. Carol is hallucinating and limps off. More people on horses come and take out the extra walkers while Carol keeps seeing the walkers turn into real people. They continue on their journey to take Carol to somewhere that she can get help. Morgan is there when she wakes up from a two day sleep. We see the town, "The Kingdom" being run pretty nicely. Morgan takes Carol to the leader known as King Ezekiel. We meet Ezekiel and Shiva! Shiva is a bit on edge about Carol but Ezekiel says welcome. Ezekiel is so cool and smooth with how he talks. Ezekiel says if you drink from the well, you replenish the well - basically if you take then you must give back. Carol is playing up the sweet lady act which kind of annoys me as Ezekiel is awesome. Carol tells Morgan that she plans to go when no one is watching and Morgan lets her know that he will not let her die out there.

Ezekiel takes Morgan hunting with the group. They capture hogs by feeding them a walker. The two trucks break up and Ezekiel explains that the truck is going somewhere else. Ezekiel asks Morgan to train the one young soldier, Ben. You see a human side to Ezekiel expressing his need for Ben to live. Such fun choir music playing in the background as Carol sits and contemplates life. Carol is using her wheelchair to get around and grabs a knife and chocolate while others are not looking. Morgan continues to work with Ben. Carol is smiling and talking to a town person and distracts him so she can take some clothes. Ben asks to read the philosophy book that Morgan carries around with him. Ezekiel shares a secret with Morgan and the costs that he must pay. We see a couple of Negan's people show up. They are there to take the hogs that have been well fed on walkers (oh I love it!) Morgan asks why he was wanted there and Ezekiel says it was not for him to kill. 


Ben shares with Morgan that Ben's father died clearing out a building. Ben talks about how Ezekiel does not want to fight the other group. Morgan goes to find Carol and notes that she is gone. Carol is taking some fruit and Ezekiel shows up and lights a fire. Ezekiel points out that she is leaving suddenly. Ezekiel asks Jerry to give them some space. Ezekiel calls Carol out on her sweet and innocent act. Carol tells him that he is a joke. Ezekiel gives real talk about how he become the leader and how he was originally a zookeeper. Carol says that she just wants to go away. Ezekiel tries to talk Carol into not running off and he wants to help her. Carol and Morgan are on horses going to the house that they originally passed when first coming through. The house is surrounded by a strong fence and Morgan tells her to take care of herself. They part ways and Carol heads into the house as her new residence. There's a knock on the door but she hears Shiva growl and Ezekiel is there offering her a pomegranate that she originally refused. 


Fangirl Thoughts: Ezekiel and Shiva! I remember when I first read the comics and I had to flip back and forth to make sure that I was understanding what I was reading. I had to say to myself, does this man legit have a tiger! Once I recognized that what I was reading was legit, I couldn't help but to fall in love with the character and his very quirky ways. I enjoy the story of Shiva. She is man's best friend!

This is a much lighter episode which is what we needed to clean our palette. I think Ezekiel delivered the character and I look forward to seeing Rick meet him. So I guess since Michonne is taking that Ezekiel's love interest will be Carol since she calls him out. Overall I look forward to seeing how this goes. 


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Friday, October 28, 2016

SQUARE ENIX REVEALS STORMBLOOD, THE NEXT MAJOR EXPANSION FOR FINAL FANTASY XIV


Free PlayStation 4 Upgrade Program for PlayStation 3 Players Detail

SQUARE ENIX® unveiled the highly-anticipated second expansion to FINAL FANTASY® XIV during its Fan Festival in Las Vegas. Following the success of Heavensward™, the next chapter in the beloved MMO will take players to new and exciting locations.

Making its world debut, the Stormblood™ teaser trailer showcases the Warrior of Light honing his new skills during a high-octane sparring match with a mysterious woman clad in red atop a colossal stone statue, while resistance fighters prepare for battle below. The new expansion will include new jobs; an increased level cap up to level 70; sprawling new areas to explore; a revamped battle system; and all-new dungeons, raids, and alliance battle content.

The teaser trailer can be viewed at: 


More information on Stormblood will be shared at the Tokyo Fan Festival event on December 24-25, 2016, as well as during the European Fan Festival in Frankfurt, scheduled for February 18-19, 2017.

The summer 2017 release of Stormblood will also mark the end of PlayStation 3® support of FINAL FANTASY XIV. During the keynote, SQUARE ENIX detailed plans for a free upgrade service to the PlayStation 4® version, which will allow for players on the PlayStation 3® system to seamlessly continue their adventures following the launch of Stormblood.

With more than six million players globally, FINAL FANTASY XIV continues to deliver on the promise of bringing the best of the FINAL FANTASY experience to the online realm. The MMO recently celebrated its third anniversary, continuing to usher in new adventurers to the ever growing game world.

Related Links
STORMBLOOD teaser site: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/stormblood/
The Lodestone®: http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com
Official Facebook®: https://www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV
Official Twitter®: @FF_XIV_EN


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Introducing ColourPop x Hello Kitty!

Sanrio, best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, has teamed up with ColourPop, the Southern California-based global cosmetics company, to introduce their first collaboration – ColourPop x Hello Kitty. The new limited edition and cruelty free collection of cosmetics will launch exclusively at colourpop.com just in time for Hello Kitty’s birthday on November 1.

ColourPop’s innovative approach to consumer engagement and communication is changing the landscape of the beauty industry. The company manufactures all their cosmetic products in-house to maintain quality and accessible pricing for their customers. ColourPop has collaborated with multiple up and coming bloggers and influencers including Jenn Im and Kathleen Lights. Hello Kitty will be the first lifestyle brand collaboration for the company and the launch will debut the most expansive ColourPop collection to date.

“ColourPop’s nontraditional approach is aligned with Sanrio’s philosophy of bringing unique products and experiences to our fans,” said Jill Koch, Sr. Vice  President of Brand Management and Marketing at Sanrio, Inc. “Our collaboration brings together an exclusive collection of cosmetics that offers a wide range of on-trend colors inspired by Hello Kitty’s super cute world. Blending quality and accessibility, the ColourPop x Hello Kitty collaboration will delight both our avid fan bases and beauty enthusiasts alike.”


Inspired by Hello Kitty and the latest seasonal shades, ColourPop x Hello Kitty is a full cosmetics collection of sweet colors for the eyes, lips and face ranging from $5.00-$42.00. The collection will consist of singles, sets of four eye shadow shades, and a face kit that pairs three eye shadows, blush, highlighter and signature ColourPop ultra matte and ultra gloss lippies. A limited edition makeup bag rounds out the offering.

“Since ColourPop launched in 2014, we use our collaboration program to provide different perspectives on beauty, and Hello Kitty is the ultimate icon to do just that,” said President and Founder, Laura Nelson. “The collection’s eye, cheek and lip products blend our love for color, trend and accessibility. We couldn’t be more thrilled to offer fans a pout, flush and flutter, launching just in time for Hello Kitty’s birthday on November 1st.”

Details on the ColourPop x Hello Kitty assortment:
  • Eyes – ColourPop’s long wearing crème powder formula is available in an assortment of vibrant shades including Rainbow, sheer white with highlights of silver & pink glitter in a glitter sheer finish; Small Gift, mid-tone peachy pink in a pearlized finish; School Bus, deep navy blue in a pearlized finish; and Friendship File, warm peachy beige dusted with pink & silver glitter in a metallic finish. These shadows are available as singles, as well as in a Super Shock Shadow Foursome.
  • Ultra Glossy Lips - This lip cover provides extreme shine with a cushion-like feel, and absolutely NO stickiness or tackiness. Colors include Trinkets, crisp blue/red with soft sparkle in a sheer finish; Arigato, bright hot pink topped with a ton of hot pink glitter in a sheer finish; Supercute!, bright warm pink doused with pink glitter in a sheer finish.
  • Ultra Satin Lip – A lightweight, comfortable, bold lipstick with a satin finish, this is available in Lock Diary, a saturated fuchsia; and Tiny Chum, a baby nude pink.
  • Ultra Metallic Lip – This super intense metalized liquid lipstick is dripping with high impact metallic pearls, and only available in one sultry color – Surprise, a dynamic ruby red that is topped with copper and hot pink glitter!
  • Lippie Stix – ColourPop’s signature medium - full coverage lipstick has an extra creamy feel. Available in Let’s Play, a brilliant cranberry lightly dusted with hot pink pearls in a satin luxe finish; Date Mate, a vibrant cool-tone fuchsia in ColourPop’s “matte “ finish; and Konichiwa, a mid-tone cool blue pink in a crème finish.
  • Face – ColourPop’s blushes go on easy with a super silky feel. Coin Purse, a bright cool-toned rosy pink blush in a matte finish is the go-to blush in the assortment. The highlighter give a sultry contour in a long-wearing crème formula. School is Fun, is the soft iridescent duo chrome gold highlighter in the offering with a pearlized finish. The perfect finale to a gorgeous face!
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DC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES NEW AMAZON MINISERIES AND THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN ATOM THIS JANUARY



THE ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS and THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM hit shelves January 2017

On the heels of three new miniseries featuring Midnighter, Hawkman, and Deadman this month, January will bring more unique and noteworthy miniseries to readers, including a tale of the Amazon warriors in the years before Diana, and the return of Captain Atom.

THE ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS #1 is a brand-new miniseries set in the world of Wonder Woman from writer and actor Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors, Underworld) and artist Ryan Benjamin (BATMAN BEYOND). Years before the birth of Princess Diana, a group of Amazons set out on a globe-spanning quest to find others of their kind, encountering legendary creatures and beings along the way. But their journey soon turns into a rescue mission as two of their own are captured by the legendary Storm Giants of Norse mythology. It’s up to their leader, the stalwart Hessia, to keep them together through the many trials that lie ahead. The series will run for six issues.

THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM #1 is a new miniseries from the writing team of Cary Bates and Greg Weisman (CAPTAIN ATOM) and artist Will Conrad (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Bates and Weisman return to the character with “Blowback: Part One”! Captain Atom hasn’t been seen or heard from in years—and even if you think you know what happened to him…you’re wrong! But you’re not alone. To this day, no one on Earth—not even the other superheroes—has an inkling of the missing Captain Atom’s true fate. At last, the truth is about to be revealed in a saga that transcends not only the meaning of life and death, but the limits of time and space. The series will run for six issues.

Both titles will debut in January 2017, beginning with THE FALL AND RISE OF CAPTAIN ATOM #1 on January 4, and THE ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS #1 on January 18.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

ComiXology Originals Debuts With Exclusive Content Line


Debut lineup includes titles from publishers BOOM! Studios, Valiant Entertainment and the legendary Harvey Kurtzman

ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping & reading platform, today announced comiXology Originals, a new program featuring exclusive comic content on comiXology and Kindle. The comiXology Originals debut lineup includes titles from BOOM! Studios, Valiant Entertainment and the legendary Harvey Kurtzman all available for pre-order today. ComiXology Originals titles will be digital only and exclusively available for comiXology and Kindle customers.

“Our mission is to make everyone on the face of the planet a comic fan, and with comiXology Originals we’re excited to offer a range of content by diverse creators,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “It’s fantastic to be working with publishers across the spectrum to deliver great comics to comiXology and Kindle, offering fans stories that they can’t get anywhere else.”

ComiXology Originals offers a host of diverse comic book content – debut titles include:


Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular from BOOM! Studios with three all-new original Marshall Lee stories set in BOOM! Studios’ bestselling continuation of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time TV show. The first story features New York Times bestselling writer Mariko Tamaki with artist Audrey Mok, followed by stories teaming up writer Melanie Gillman with artist Trungles and writer S.M. Vidaurri with artist Asia Kendrick-Horton — all found behind a fully painted cover by Fabio Moon. This digital only exclusive is available for pre-order today on comiXology and Kindle for $3.99


Valiant High from Valiant Entertainment is a hilarious reimagining of Valiant’s award-winning superhero universe by writer Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), artist Derek Charm (Jughead) with a first issue cover by David Lafuente! Before they became the world’s most formidable heroes, they were roaming the halls at a super-powered preparatory academy where Aric “X-O Manowar” Dacia is a record-setting running back, Colin “Ninjak” King is a debonair foreign exchange student, and Coach Bloodshot is way too into dodgeball! Now… Faith “Zephyr” Herbert is about to discover it all for the first time as the newest girl in school! Issue #1 (of 4) of this digital only exclusive is available for pre-order today on comiXology and Kindle for $3.99.


Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost will see The New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, illustrator Gideon Kendall and editor Josh O’Neill expand and complete Kurtzman’s first attempt at the graphic novel form courtesy of the Estate of Harvey Kurtzman and packagers Kitchen, Lind & Associates. Never completed until now, in the 1950s Kurtzman attempted to adapt the Marley’s ghost section of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with over 70 pages of breakdowns. The completed work will be a 100+ page digital only exclusive graphic novel and is available for pre-order today for $9.99. on comiXology and Kindle with a winter 2017 release date.

“It’s humbling to kick off the comiXology Originals program with such a fantastic roster of creators like Mariko Tamaki, Derek Charm, Audrey Mok, Fabio Moon, Shannon Wheeler, Harvey Kurztman and so many others,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content and Senior Director of Communications. “From a fun superhero romp with Valiant, to BOOM!’s Adventure Time, to posthumously finishing Mad Magazine founder Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost - this is truly an embarrassment of riches.”

The debut of comiXology Originals is just the latest in a long line of innovations and offers from comiXology. With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 125 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog, comiXology Unlimited subscription service and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic fans worldwide.

The Kindle Store gives readers access to millions of books on the most popular devices and platforms, including Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, iOS, Android and more.

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Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Kicks Off the Lawn of a New Battle, Available Now on Mobile


Collect And Battle Your Favorite PvZ Characters In The Craziest Collectible Card Game Ever

Electronic Arts Inc. and PopCap Games announced that Plants vs. Zombies™ Heroes, the next great PvZ adventure that takes you beyond the backyard, is now available worldwide.

Watch the Plants vs. Zombies Heroes launch trailer and download the game free* from the App Store or Google Play now.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes is an all-new collectible card game from the makers of the beloved Plants vs. Zombies franchise that, for the first time on mobile, lets players choose their favorite super-powered plant or zombie hero and assemble a team to battle against friends and foes. Players can collect hundreds of new and familiar PvZ characters, build a winning team, and take to the arena in ranked or friendly multiplayer matches. A comic-style single player adventure also takes players on a journey through 80 adventures and 400 levels as they hone their skills, discover new characters, and confront mighty opponents along the way.

“Plants vs. Zombies Heroes started a few years ago as a paper card game prototype and a fun way for our team to enjoy playing with their favorite PvZ characters in their spare time,” said Brian Lindley, Senior Producer, Plants vs. Zombies Heroes. “Since then it has evolved into a hilarious, crazy, over-the-top collectible card game that’s fun for everyone but packed with depth, secrets and strategy. We can’t wait for our fans to start playing.”

PvZ Heroes introduces tons of new characters in addition to familiar faces, including Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 favorites Super Brainz, Citron, Imp and Z-Mech, Rose and more. 20 heroes each offer their own super powers, signature styles and unique abilities that let players define a winning strategy and play their own way. Over 200 collectible character cards allow players to construct winning decks, test new strategies, and upgrade their decks as they collect and craft new characters.

In addition to being able to play as plants or zombies for the first time on mobile, PvZ Heroes also lets players battle against other players in friendly or ranked competitive multiplayer matches. Outside of the arena, players can journey through the universe of PvZ Heroes in an epic single player adventure, complete quests and defeat challenging bosses to earn rewards and grow their collection. Cross-device play lets fans take their team with them everywhere and play on any device.

Download Plants vs. Zombies Heroes for free* now on the App Store or Google Play. Follow Plants vs. Zombies Heroes at www.pvzheroes.com and on Facebook and Twitter.

To celebrate the launch of Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 and Plants vs. Zombies 2 are kicking off the Lawn of Doom events, introducing Halloween-inspired content and customization. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 commences a daily, time-limited Halloween treasure chest hunt from now until October 31, as well as a unique boss hunt and 14 new spooky fun customization items. For full details on the Lawn of Doom in PvZ Garden Warfare 2, visit the blog. Plants vs. Zombies 2introduces 12 new Halloween costumes and the return of fan-favorite Halloween plants Jack O’ Lantern and Ghost Pepper, plus the awesome new Witch Hazel.

*Network fees may apply. In-app purchases available.

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UNRAVEL ROCK MUSIC’S GREATEST MYSTERIES IN ROCKSTARS THIS DECEMBER


A brand-new rock ‘n’ roll secret history series 

From fan-favorite writer Joe Harris (SNOWFALL, The X-Files) and mega-talented newcomer artist Megan Hutchison comes ROCKSTARS, an all-new ongoing series from Image Comics this December.

When a pattern of unsolved “groupie” murders from the 1970s resumes in present-day Los Angeles, nobody makes the connection except Jackie Mayer, a rock nerd with a strange connection to music’s urban legends and lost history. Together with muckraking music writer Dorothy Buell, they soon uncover a vast conspiracy involving a legendary band, demonic possession, and sacrifices to the dark gods of rock.

“Rock 'n' roll history is filled with the kinds of super-powered beings and colorful characters I was awed by growing up, and bringing that mystique, glamour, pageantry, and power to comics is something I've wanted to do for a long time,” said Harris. “This is my love letter to the bands, era, and music I adore and which has captured my imagination like little else for what feels like forever. Honestly, I feel like I've been writing this series, in my head and heart, since I was 8 years old.”

“I’ve yet to work on a project that has challenged and excited me the way ROCKSTARS has,” said Hutchison. “From the music to the costumes to the characters and the settings, ROCKSTARS is a rich world of horror, humor, mystery, and bad-assness."

ROCKSTARS #1 hits comic book stores on Wednesday, December 14th.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

'Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure' Now Available


'Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure'
Now Available at Retail in North America, Coming to Europe Oct 28th

New Retail Disc Includes Episodes 1-8 Together for the First Time

Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, and world-renowned game developer Mojang, today released a special new retail disc for Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series.

The new Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure disc includes all 8 episodes in the season in one place for the first time: 5 episodes from the original season pass, plus the 3 episodes from the 'Adventure Pass' add-on series.Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure is available on disc for US$29.99 or equivalent for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 at retailers in North America today; and at retailers in Europe starting October 28th. The disc will also be coming to PC early next month. 

In Minecraft: Story Mode, playing as either a male or female hero named 'Jesse,' you'll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse's friends discover that something is wrong... something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion.

The story continues beyond the original season with three 'Adventure Pass' episodes, chronicling the further journeys of Jesse and friends lost in a hall of portals leading from one world to the next. Will you be able to find your way home?

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure features an all-star cast, including Patton Oswalt as male Jesse, Catherine Taber as female Jesse, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Billy West, John Hodgman, Paul Reubens, Sean Astin, Jim Meskimen, Melissa Hutchison, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Cummings, Kari Wahlgren, Stampy Cat, Stacy Plays, DanTDM (The Diamond Minecart), LDShadowLady, and CaptainSparklez.

Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure is rated 'E10+' (Everyone 10+) for Fantasy Violence and Mild Language by the ESRB. The series is published by Telltale Games in partnership with Mojang.

For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow @TelltaleGames on Twitter.

For more information on Mojang, visit the official website, follow @Mojang and@Minecraft on Twitter, and like Minecraft on Facebook.

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CAPCOM® TO RELEASE APOLLO JUSTICE™: ACE ATTORNEY™ ON IOS AND ANDROID DEVICES THIS WINTER


Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today announced that it will be bringing its highly popular courtroom drama, Apollo Justice™: Ace Attorney™ to iOS and Android devices later this winter.

In this fourth game in the series, players star as rookie defense attorney Apollo Justice as he visits crime scenes, questions key witnesses and collects vital evidence before stepping into the courtroom to prove his clients’ innocence. Facing Apollo across the courtroom is the highly talented and flamboyant prosecutor Klavier Gavin who, in addition to being a legal genius, is also lead singer of the Gavinners, a highly successful rock band with a string of hits to their name.


For the smartphone and tablet version of the game, Capcom has optimized the UI and graphics to take advantage of the superior resolutions and aspect ratios available with these current devices. Additionally, the smartphone game will offer full English and Japanese language support.

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HARMONIX ANNOUNCES SINGSPACE – A VR KARAOKE EXPERIENCE FOR GEAR VR


Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. announced SingSpace™, a new social karaoke experience in VR, at Oculus Connect 3. SingSpace will be available this coming spring exclusively on Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.

Torn between hitting the karaoke bar and lounging at home in your pajamas? Now you don’t have to choose! Pull on the Gear VR with your compatible Samsung device and be transported to a karaoke bar at the end of the galaxy where you’ll be able to meet up with old friends or make new ones during a night of shared revelry. With an emphasis on social (but also a solo experience for those shy singers), SingSpace will give you the chance to show off or just sit back and listen.

Watch the launch trailer here:



People interested in learning more about SingSpace are encouraged to follow the game on Facebook and Twitter

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Movie Review: Final Fantasy XV Kingsglaive


The Movie

Much in the same vein of Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, SquareEnix has decided to release a feature length movie based on the Final Fantasy XV game that is due out in November. I will be honest with you Square Enix knows how to do CGI. One of this movie’s strengths is in the CGI that is used to create the world. Much like Advent Children there is a lot to like here but just like Advent Children I think this will be one of those films that fans get but general movie going public more than likely won’t and I completely understand why. The film stands strong in the action and visual department but is lacking in the story department. To Square’s defense this movie is set up as a prelude/prequel to the game itself. So you won’t be seeing Noctis and his friends but you will be seeing other characters and their particular journey’s that led to some of the decisions that I can only guess will be cleared up in the game.

I did like the voice acting and soundtrack as there were a lot of recognizable tunes from the Final Fantasy World. They got some pretty good voice actors for this film as well. Lena Headey, Sean Bean, and Aaron Paul are the more recognizable actors doing work on this film. Just so you know Sean Bean does die in this, I guess that #SaveSeanBean hashtag movement wasn’t enough this time. As far as the story is concerned it feels disjointed at times and there are certain plot points that don’t get resolved. My only thinking is that they will be resolved in game. I know that some people will hold it against the movie but if you remember this movie was initially supposed to be released alongside the game on 09/30 of this year. With that in mind I think it’s unfortunate that some people are holding that against this movie especially knowing that the game is on its way. The one thing that I did find an issue was that it did get predictable especially during the climatic fight scene. A lot of the characters you can pretty much tell are shady and should not be trusted, it’s that obvious. My last issue I had was with the fight against the main villain at the end. The way that it is shot and due to what is happening at the time it is hard to see what’s going on while they are fighting. It reminded me of the fight in Suicide Squad and how that fight was handled. Not bad, but it became hard to see due to the environment and what was going on at that particular moment.


For Parents

It’s your standard action movie. I will say this though, if they have seen Advent Children Complete then this is no problem. There is some light language and some of the deaths that happen, happen off screen. It’s not gory in the slightest. I mean Advent Children Complete showed Cloud getting stabbed multiple times and nothing that bad happens in this movie. It doesn’t have the best pacing but I was never truly bored watching the movie as the way they show the action and magic was pretty cool.

The Verdict

This is a solid RENTAL from me. Its not good its not bad but it is one of those films where I can see people not watching too often. Final Fantasy fans are going to love this but I think the casual fan will probably just watch it to get the story before they start the game. I will say this, however, if you are planning to get the game I would at least watch it before starting the game. I just feel like certain story elements will be touched upon maybe even wrapped up in the game.


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Announcing the 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir, Just in Time for Halloween


Dark Horse Comics and Portland, Oregon’s Stoller Family Estates Winery have collaborated to create the 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir, which will be available on Halloween and is available for pre-order now.

“I can’t imagine a more fitting drink to both celebrate Mike Mignola‘s creative legacy and honor his most famous creation,” said Mike Richardson, President of Dark Horse Comics. “And it’s only fitting that the first time that fans can raise a glass of Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir will be on Halloween.”

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Dark Horse Comics on the special Hellboy wine,“ said Gary Mortensen, President of Stoller Family Estate. “It’s quite an honor to share our wine with such a passionate fan base and to be associated with the amazingly iconic character Hellboy.”

The 2011 Hellboy Reserve Pinot Noir is a limited edition and will only be available domestically in the United States.

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Hillary Clinton Flies into November’s Historic FAITH #5 – A Giant-Sized Election Special for the Ages!


On November 2nd, just days before Election Day, America’s favorite hero of 2016 is teaming up with Hillary Clinton for the most important election special in comics history! 

Valiant is proud to present your first look inside FAITH #5 – a 48-page election special colliding Faith “Zephyr” Herbert with the first female presidential nominee from a major political party, Hillary Clinton, for a history-making adventure torn from the headlines!

Jump on board the adventures of the hero that Vulture calls “one of the comics industry's most-buzzed about characters" right here as an all-star cast of comics’ finest talents shine a spotlight on the best that the Valiant Universe has to offer, beginning with AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINTfrom the new ongoing creative team of acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and rising starMeghan Hetrick (Red Thorn)! Then, multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Eisner Award-winning artist Colleen Doran(The Sandman) present an exclusive prelude to November’s HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – the hard-hitting super-team that launched Faith into superstardom – that won’t be found anywhere else! And, last but not least, comics legend Louise Simonson (Superman: The Man of Steel) and acclaimed artist Pere Perez (HARBINGER WARS) charge straight to the top of the ticket and send Faith into action alongside Hillary Clinton for an all-American tale that will soon go down in superhero history!

Faith Herbert, star of the highest selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but its her daring alter ego as Los Angeles’ leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!

“Faith is a great character,” writer Louise Simonson told Paste Magazine. “She’s a light in the Valiant universe... She manages to look at things in a positive, and to my own sense, very heroic kind of way, in that she’s willing to sacrifice her own best interest to try to make the world a better place.”

On November 2nd, Faith leaps off the comics page and into the annals of American history for a landmark comics event! Be there when the sky-soaring heroine that captured the hearts and minds of an entire nation takes flight alongside Hillary Clinton for this campaign season’s must-read election special, only in FAITH #5 – featuring covers by Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT, Daredevil),Meghan Hetrick (Uncanny Avengers), Carmen Carnero (Adventures of Supergirl), Michael Walsh(Secret Avengers), and Rafa Sandoval (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.)!

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

FAITH #5 (ELECTION SPECIAL!)
Written by JODY HOUSER with LOUISE SIMONSON and RAFER ROBERTS
Art by MEGHAN HETRICK with PERE PÉREZ and COLLEEN DORAN
$3.99 | 48 pgs. | T+| On sale NOVEMBER 2

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The Three-Eyed Raven Snow Globe joins line of collectibles from the hit HBO® series


Dark Horse and HBO Global Licensing are excited to announce a new addition to their Game of Thrones product line: the Three-Eyed Raven Snow Globe. In the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, a three-eyed raven begins appearing in Bran Stark’s visions and dreams after his fall and injury in Season 1. These visions prompt Bran to journey beyond the Wall to discover his true self.

Dark Horse has crafted a replica of the raven in its natural environment: a swirl of snow. The Three-Eyed Raven Snow Globe sculpture is finely detailed and beautifully packaged in a full-color collector box. The glass sphere is 4.7 inches in diameter, and with the sculpted base stands 6.5 inches high. The base of the globe is inscribed with the words the raven speaks to Bran: “Look for me beneath the tree… North.” The Three-Eyed Raven Snow Globe is the perfect companion piece to 2014’s Weirwood Tree Snow Globe.

The Three-Eyed Raven Snow Globe goes on sale April 5, 2017, at a price of $99.99.


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Monday, October 24, 2016

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – New Ongoing Series Coming This December!


Because you demanded it! Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1– the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) andfan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel’s first ongoing series starring an original character created in the comics!

“What I wanted to do was show what makes Aphra tick,” says writer Kieron Gillen, in an interview with StarWars.com. “That’s the work I feel I’ve got to do with the character, and that kind of push and pull she has between the stuff she does, which is good and bad”.

Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!

“We all love Aphra so much,” says Star Wars line Editor Jordan D. White. “We were overjoyed that she found a way to survive the wrath of the Dark Lord. Now, she’s free to continue her rogueish adventures in digging up old droids and weaponry and selling them to the highest bidder…so long as she can stay off the Imperial radar.”

This December, the Star Wars galaxy expands into thrilling new directions as Doctor Aphra makes her explosive solo debut. It’s high adventure in deep space when STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere!



STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by KEV WALKER
Cover by KAMOME SHIRAHAMA
On-Sale – 12/7/16

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POW! ‘BATMAN ’66’ IS SPINNING INTO THE 70s TO MEET ‘WONDER WOMAN ’77’ IN NEW CROSSOVER COMIC BOOK SERIES


‘Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77’ will launch Digitally November 23

Things are about to get a little groovier for the 1960s BATMAN comic book series! At today’s Wonder Woman 75th anniversary panel at New York Comic Con, DC announced the all-new Digital First title BATMAN ’66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN ’77. Co-written by BATMAN ’66 veteran Jeff Parker and WONDER WOMAN ’77 writer Marc Andreyko, the best of the ‘60s and ‘70s will come together in this action-packed miniseries based on the classicBatman TV show staring Adam West and Burt Ward, and the fan-favorite Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter.

Parker is no stranger to the BATMAN ’66 universe, having served as the series writer on the inaugural BATMAN ’66 comic in 2013 and the BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. crossover series earlier this year.

“Readers have asked for this team-up since the BATMAN ’66 comic began and I’m thrilled we’re able to finally make it happen,” said Parker. “Most of the credit goes to Marc Andreyko. He found me at a show and within minutes had me fired up about the story possibilities. It really feels like Lynda Carter and Adam West going into action again, this time together.”

Joining Parker, Andreyko—the original writer of the acclaimed WONDER WOMAN ’77 comic book series—will lend his hand to the new miniseries.

“It was BATMAN ’66 by Jeff Parker that inspired me to ask about doing WONDER WOMAN ’77, so getting to co-write with him is a dream come true,” said Andreyko. “The story we’re spinning spans thirty years as these two legendary Super Heroes fight an ancient evil across the decades. We’ve planned lots of twists, cameos and surprises along the way that fans of both series will appreciate.”

Also announced on the panel in New York, the 12-chapter series will launch digitally November 23, releasing new chapters every other week, and will feature art from popular artists David Hahn and Karl Kesel and cover art by Michael Allred.

Following the November digital launch, the comic will later be offered as a six-issue print series with the first issue debuting in January 2017.

BATMAN ’66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN ’77 #1

What mysteries are hidden in the book Ra’s al Ghul just hired Catwoman to steal? And why does this caper lead Batman down memory lane—to his childhood fight against actual Nazis?! Witness his first encounter with one of the greatest heroes the world has ever known: Wonder Woman!

Rated E for Everyone
Writers: Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko
Artists: David Hahn and Karl Kesel
Cover Artist: Michael Allred
Variant Cover: Alex Ross

Digital Chapters
The first digital chapter will be available for download via the DC App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.
On sale November 23, 2016
US $0.99

Print Periodicals
The first print issue will be available everywhere comics are sold
On sale January 2017
US $3.99

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Recap: The Walking Dead Season 7 ep. 1 "The day will come when you won't be"


Recap: Episode starts with Negan and his blood covered Lucille and Rick swears vengeance even while on his knees. He drags Rick to the camper to have a discussion. Negan laughs at Rick for his "I am going to kill you" speech. He taunts Rick into trying to kill him but maintains the upper hand the whole time. (Not sure why Rick thought he had a chance) Negan drives the camper and kills some walkers while Rick is having flashbacks of his people all on their knees with one of them waiting to die. Negan reminds him that everything is his. Negan taunts him more and tells him to think about what happened.

Rick is on top of the camper reliving the moment Negan is deciding who he is going to kill. He picks Abraham and proceeds to beat in his skull in front of everyone. Everyone is devastated as Negan continues to beat in his skull and we get a pretty nasty image of Abraham's head that is no longer recognizable. (and this is why the comic is in black and white) Daryl stands up and punches Negan but is quickly is wrestled to the ground. Negan  then goes and bashes in Glenn's skull and we get that messed up image of his eye popping out and trying to talk. It is a messed up gory moment. Everyone is crying and upset at this moment. There is a great image of Negan bashing him in and blood flying. Again another bloody gory image. Back to current time with Rick still laying on top of the camper that is surrounded by walkers.


Rick is forced to run and find the ax and has flashbacks of everyone being hit by Lucille as he kills walkers to get back to the camper. Rick gives Negan the ax and has the nerve to say "attaboy". He drives the camper back and he talks to Rick and reminds him that he is no longer in charge but instead works for him. Negan cleans off the ax and hands it back to Rick. Rick is dragged from the camper back to the clearing with all his people. Negan says that the whole camper trip was to change how Rick is looking at him but he is still looking at him wrong. Rick's people now have guns to the back of their heads and Negan gives Rick one last chance. Negan tells Carl to come close. He ties his belt around Carl's arm and is told to lay down next to Rick. Negan uses a marker to draw a line on Carl's arm. Negan tells Rick to take the ax and cut Carl's arm off at that line if he doesn't everyone will die. Rick begs for it to be him instead. Carl tells his father to just do it. Rick picks up the ax and Negan stops him right before and reminds Rick that he belongs to him and Negan says that is the look he wanted to see. Negan makes another speech saying that it is over now. Dwight grabs Daryl and loads him into the back of a van and Negan says he is mine now. Negan says they will be back for the first offering in one week and all his people walk away. 

Sad music time as Negan's people leave Rick's people in shambles. Maggie stands up and wants to fight and says she will get to the hilltop and she needs the rest of them to go back. Sasha stands up and says she will take Maggie there and make sure she gets there safe. Everyone steps up to handle the bodies. Rick has a vision of everyone happy and eating like Negan taunted and it's bittersweet. Rick hops into the camper and starts to drive away and sees a walker in come into the clearing starts to eat the bloody remains of his friends. 


Fangirl Thoughts: I thought the Season Finale of season 6 was our foreplay and that we will finally know who met Lucille. I am frankly disappointed that we are almost twenty minutes in to the next episode and still do not know who died just a bunch of Rick's guilt filled flashbacks. They should just tell us who died already. That should have been the first thing that was revealed. The big reveal finally happens (Abraham and Glen meet Lucille) and frankly we could have had that from the beginning instead of dealing with all the flashback crap. 

A gory death for two people  was a bit much but I am enjoying the blood. I guess since the season finale made me so mad that I am happy to have people die. Frankly he could have killed a few more and cut off someone's arm and I would have been alright. Either way I think that the show needs to work on its pacing. I look forward to seeing how this turns out. 

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Friday, October 21, 2016

HITMAN: The Season Finale – October 31


HITMAN - Episode 6: Hokkaido

Io-Interactive is excited to announce the destination and release date for the Season Finale of HITMAN, which will take place in Hokkaido, Japan on October 31.

The Season Finale for HITMAN Season One features a mission called “Situs Inversus” and is the culmination of everything players will have learnt in terms of both gameplay and story.

The Hokkaido location is set within the grounds of the hyper-exclusive GAMA private hospital and resort. This secluded facility is a fusion of Japanese beauty and cutting-edge technology, featuring its own Zen gardens, organic sushi restaurant and traditional Japanese hot spring. Agent 47 must locate two targets in this climactic Season Finale.

“It was a brave decision to go fully digital episodic with Hitman, fundamentally changing how we make the game, and for us it has been a major success,” said Hannes Seifert, Studio Head, Io-Interactive. “I want to say a big thank you to all the players for making this possible! Together we've built and run the biggest and most replayable locations of any Hitman game and added new live content every single week since launch. And although we’re now completing season one, this is only the beginning for our ever expanding World of Assassination.”

HITMAN began with a Prologue and Paris location in March, continued with Episode 2: Sapienza in April, Episode 3: Marrakesh in May, the Summer Bonus Episode in July, Episode 4: Bangkok in August, Episode 5: Colorado in September and the season finale, Episode 6: Hokkaido on October 31.

Related Links: hitman.com / facebook.com/hitman / twitter.com/hitman / reddit.com/r/hitman

About HITMAN™
HITMAN is the sixth game in the blockbuster series and is the culmination of a journey started by Io-Interactive more than 17 years ago. It builds on the critically acclaimed and commercially successful foundation of games like Silent Assassin, Blood Money and the recent Hitman: Absolution.


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A Reimagined Football Game for Players On-the-Go Arrives With EA SPORTS FIFA Mobile


All-New Football Game for Phones and Tablets Arrives 
On the App Store, Google Play, and the Windows 10 Store

Electronic Arts Inc. announced EA SPORTS™ FIFA Mobile is available worldwide as a free download on the App Store℠, Google Play™, and Windows 10 Store. FIFA Mobile is made for players looking for a quick, fun, accessible football game, while still offering the depth of modes and presentation synonymous with theEA SPORTS FIFA franchise. Players can compete with their favorite stars, leagues and clubs in an unrivaled authentic football experience. Featuring new, platform exclusive ways to play like Attack Mode, daily events based on stories and matches happening around the globe, and an innovative approach to squad building, FIFA Mobile delivers a fresh approach to football on mobile.

Watch the FIFA Mobile trailer here .

Download FIFA Mobile here .

“When developing FIFA Mobile, we focused on giving players the most exciting parts of football in quick and fun bursts while prioritizing gameplay and engaging, new ways to play FIFA on-the-go,” said Todd Batty, Senior Producer. “This meant building a game that was optimized for the mobile player resulting in a fun and social game that loads quickly, runs smoothly on a wider range of devices, and has a small download size relative to the depth of features and content in the game.”

Attack Mode is a new way to play EA SPORTS FIFA on mobile, and it’s all about scoring goals. In this action-packed, turn-based mode with quick matches, players attempt to capitalize on as many attacking scenarios as possible, and then ‘pass’ the action to their opponent to do the same. Every goal scored earns in-game Fans which help players climb Divisions.

FIFA Mobile introduces Leagues, where players can create a league with friends or join an existing league of up to 32 players from around the world to compete and climb leaderboards. Players can earn cooperative league achievements, compete for bragging rights in inter-league championships, and challenge other Leagues in Tournaments.

For mobile players interested in crafting squads, Plans is a system to remove unwanted items by assembling them to earn new or better ones in the form of in-game rewards. Plans encourages players to build a bigger and deeper club, while offering a simplified method to help unlock valuable items in the game.

Complementing all of the new ways to play are fully-hybrid, gesture and touch controls which give advanced players more strategic options, while keeping gameplay simple and fun for everyone.

FIFA Mobile operates as a Live Service, delivering fresh, authentic daily content and challenges based on real world stories and matches. If it happens in the real world of football, players might experience it in FIFA Mobile via Live Events, new Plans, or by finding new content available in Packs.

FIFA Mobile supports a wide range of devices, is playable in 19 different languages, and has an install size under 100 MB – big enough to host more than 30 leagues, 16,000 footballers, and 650 clubs.

For more information on FIFA Mobile, visit Twitter, Facebook, or https://www.easports.com/fifa/fifa-mobile.

EA SPORTS™ is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through videogames, includingMadden NFL football, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, NHL ® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR ®golf, and EA SPORTS UFC ® .

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nintendo Switch World Premiere!

Nintendo Switch World Premiere Demonstrates 
New Entertainment Experiences from a Home Gaming System


Detachable Controllers Reinvent Gaming

In an introductory video released (http://www.nintendo.com/switch), Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.


At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”

Developers can design their games supporting a variety of play styles, which gives gamers the freedom to choose an experience that best suits them. Some of the publishers, developers and middleware partners announcing support for Nintendo Switch are as follows:

• 505 Games • LEVEL-5 Inc.
• Activision Publishing, Inc.
• Marvelous Inc.
• ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co., Ltd.
• Maximum Games, LLC
• ATLUS CO., LTD.
• Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
• Audiokinetic Inc.
• Parity Bit Inc.
• Autodesk, Inc.
• PlatinumGames Inc.
• BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
• RAD Game Tools, Inc.
• Bethesda
• RecoChoku Co., Ltd.
• CAPCOM CO., LTD.
• SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
• Codemasters®
• Silicon Studio Corporation
• CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
• Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
• DeNA Co., Ltd.
• SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
• Electronic Arts
• Starbreeze Studios
• Epic Games Inc.
• Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
• Firelight Technologies
• Telltale Games
• FromSoftware, Inc.
• THQ Nordic
• Frozenbyte
• Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
• GameTrust
• TT Games
• GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.

• UBISOFT
• Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
• Ubitus Inc.
• HAMSTER Corporation
• Unity Technologies, Inc.
• Havok
• Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
• INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
• Web Technology Corp
• KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.

• Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

The video incorporated short glimpses of representative gameplay to demonstrate the liberating nature of the Nintendo Switch home gaming system. Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics, will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.
Fangirl Thoughts: 
The new console looks great and it looks like what the Wii U was supposed to be - Portable. It truly makes it easy for you to take your full game on the road and then reconnect it once you get home. I do wonder about battery life and how much the game will be changed because of the smaller system. However I think it is a great idea. 
I do also wonder will I have to buy the same game for my Wii U and Switch system seperately or will there be special editions in which they are packaged together for a better price then buying them seperately. I believe that would be a great approach. I believe I will buy this but unless there is something truly special about it I plan to buy Zelda for the Wii U. 
What did you think about this teaser trailer (because lets be honest that is what it is) and do you plan on picking one up?
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