Thursday, April 30, 2015


Square Enix and Avalanche Studios are delighted to debut the world-first gameplay reveal trailer for Just Cause 3. Captured straight from actual gameplay, the trailer shows Rico Rodriguez unleashing his unique brand of chaos and destruction across the Mediterranean island paradise of Medici as he seeks to destroy General Di Ravello’s hold on power by any means necessary.

Pre-order Just Cause 3 now and secure the Weaponised Vehicle Pack, shown at the end of the trailer. The Weaponised Vehicle Pack includes 3x exclusive luxury vehicles primed for action and fully loaded with the firepower to kick start a revolution.

Just Cause 3 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC in Holiday 2015.

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Join Marvel at ACBC as they Reveal what is Next from the House of Ideas!

This spring, Marvel brings its A-game to a truly unique show that puts the fans center stage – the Atlantic City Boardwalk Con. Every turn at ACBC will offer fans, both old and new, an experience that has been designed to capture your attention and excite your senses and Marvel Comics will be there to headline this all-new pop culture event. From May 14th to May 17th, ACBC will be gathering some of the largest names across film, television and the comic book industry and presenting them for those who truly matter – the fans! 

Guests who attend the first year of ACBC will be the first to witness as Marvel Comics takes center stage and introduce the building blocks for what comes next within the Marvel Universe at the Marvel Booth and ACBC exclusive Marvel panels. "Being able to host Marvel Comics at Atlantic City Boardwalk Con during this amazingly exciting time in their history is an honor,” says ACBC’s CEO Michael D’Alessio. “We know the ACBC fans are anxiously awaiting the happenings on the Marvel stage and at Marvel panels."

“With great fans, comes great responsibility! Marvel is honored to be invited to ACBC and we plan to bring some bold announcements and big names to this new and exciting convention,” says David Gabriel, Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing.

Looking to attend ACBC? Fans who share a tagged photo of the ACBC print ad, found within Marvel Comics on sale now, with #AmazeACBC will be automatically entered to win two free passes and airfare to attend the inaugural year of ACBC in Atlantic City, NJ from ACBC. Please visit for full terms and conditions. Again, Marvel is excited to kick off the very first year of ACBC. Join us as we discuss the continuing cataclysm ofSecret Wars and tee up some game changing announcements from the House of Ideas coming this fall.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Save 30% off Select Square Enix Products from Online Store

Square Enix, Inc. announced today the “April Savings Brings May Gaming” sale available on the Square Enix Online Store. From April 28 to May 10, Square Enix fans can receive a 30% discount off select video games and CDs from the company’s library, including popular titles like FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn®,TOMB RAIDER®: DEFINITIVE EDITION, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX, and FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster for PlayStation®3 system (Standard and Collector’s Edition) and PlayStation®Vita system among others. Select Silver Jewelry will also be $100 off.

This sale excludes items such as pre-orders, newly released video games and CDs, DLC and other physical merchandise.

For more information, please visit the Square Enix Online Store.

Minecraft is Getting New Skins, Achievements, Music and More…

When most players begin their Minecraft adventure there aren’t many looks to choose from. In fact, you only get to play as our blue-shirted friend. Now, everyone loves Steve – he’s probably the most famous minecrafter in the world, and has excellent stubble. But jolly old Steve doesn’t really represent the diversity of our playerbase. For that reason, we’re giving all players opportunity to play with an Alex skin instead. She brings thinner arms, redder hair, and a ponytail; she actually looks a bit like Jens from certain angles.

Players on all consoles will get the Alex skins for free this Wednesday.

PlayStation people get The Simpsons!

PlayStation players are getting another skin pack this week. The Simpsons, and a bunch of their closest friends, enemies, and acquaintances are on the way. The bundle includes Principal Seymour Skinner, Groundskeeper Willie, everyone’s favorite… Dewey Largo (!) and a lot more. Download it from Wednesday, if you like. The Simpsons skin pack is already available on Microsoft consoles.

Xbox 360 users get extra achievements and bonus tunes!

Achievements – some love ‘em, some are indifferent to them, some don’t even know they exist. I know Marc is really, really into them them; take from that what you will. Until now, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition has included more achievements than 360 Edition. That’s a bit silly when you think about it. This update will add 30 new achievements to the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft, boosting the potential gains to a smooth 1000 gamerscore. Hunt them down but don’t let them rule your playtime. And don’t forget to eat or go to the toilet.

We’re also bringing a bundle of new music tracks to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. After this update there’ll be more of C418’s plinky plonky goodness in-game. Nice.

Stay tuned to the Mojang blog and Xbox Wire for all of the latest news on Minecraft. Happy mining!

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'Suicide Squad': Jared Leto's Joker Revealed

Suicide Squad director David Ayer revealed the first look at Jared Leto as the iconic supervillain in order to celebrate the Clown Prince of Crime's birthday. Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Also in the mix of the supervillain-heavy film are Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholtz, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood and Common.

The film centers on a group of imprisoned villains who are recruited by the government for covert operations. It is possible that the film could see cameos from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'sJesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor) and Ben Affleck (Batman).

Personally Leto reminds me more of the thin, model like Joker from Batman Arkham Asylum. What are your thoughts on the look? 

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Baltimore Comic-Con Announces On-Site CGC Grading for 2015

The Baltimore Comic-Con is excited to announce that Certified Guaranty Company, LLC (CGC) will be on-hand to conduct on-site grading at this year's show. The show will take place the weekend of September 25-27, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center. According to Harshen Patel, Director of Operations for CGC, they will be accepting submission for all tiers of service - with the exception of Magazines - on a first-come, first-serve basis for all three days of the show.

"Baltimore Comic-Con is such a great show and CGC had enormous success during our appearance there in 2014," said Patel. "We're looking forward to coming back in 2015 and are anticipating it to be even better than last year." "We're thrilled to welcome CGC back to the show," said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "The services that they provide in the collectible community are invaluable, and having them on-hand to provide on-site grading and pressing will make many of the show's attendees very happy!"

Pricing information for on-site services will be available as we approach the show date.

About CGC

Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality has made CGC the leader in its field. In fact, in 2007, CGC crossed the million-book mark and has now graded over 2 million comic books.

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Spartan Locke Showcases Deadly Skills in New “Halo 5: Guardians” Trailer

Reserve “Halo 5: Guardians” at GameStop in the US to get the pre-order exclusive Spartan Locke multiplayer armor set. On Oct. 27, the hunt begins with the worldwide launch of “Halo 5: Guardians,” only on Xbox One. In an exclusive GameStop trailer released today, the UNSC’s elite manhunter – Spartan Locke – rips through Covenant opposition while in pursuit of the legendary Master Chief. Featuring new and classic weapons, a host of brand-new Spartan abilities that completely transform the way you engage enemies, and more, “Halo 5: Guardians” marks the greatest evolution in franchise history.

Fans who reserve “Halo 5: Guardians” at GameStop in the U.S. will get access at launch* to the pre-order exclusive Spartan Locke, HUNTER-class armor set for use in multiplayer**, including:

  • HUNTER-Class Armor: Sophisticated and lethal, HUNTER-class armor incorporates Watershed Division's latest warfighting technology.
  • HUNTER-Class Helmet: Though still considered a prototype implementation, the HUNTER's sensor suite enhances situational and threat awareness.
Be sure to check Halo Waypoint for updated “Halo” information and keep tuning into Xbox Wire for the latest on “Halo 5: Guardians,” Xbox One and more.

* In-store preorder: code is printed on receipt; online preorder: code is emailed
** Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required. Guarantees access to helmet and armor set at launch

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mega Man Creator's Mighty No. 9 Release Date Revealed

Saints Row and Dead Island publisher Deep Silver on Tuesday announced a partnership with Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune and his studio comcept for his current project, the Kickstarter success story Mighty No. 9. Deep Silver will help publish the side-scrolling game at retail stores and digitally for its release this year.

We also learned today that Mighty No. 9 will arrive on September 15 in North America and September 18 worldwide. You'll be able to buy it as a download or on a disc for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U, as well as older consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Mighty No. 9 is also coming to PC, Linux, and Mac on that date, while PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS versions will be released "at a later date" and only digitally. 

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Nintendo has a lot happening in April

Between now and the end of the month, Nintendo has a lot happening, digital-wise, including the launch of amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits. Enjoy!
  • Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 (available now): By now you probably already know about the second DLC pack, which adds three new characters, eight new tracks and four new vehicles. It's available for just $7.99, or you can get both DLC packs for $11.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. See details on the Mario Kart 8 DLC website:
  • Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. (available April 28): Mewtwo will soon be available to everyone. Players can buy the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS DLC for $3.99, or get Mewtwo for both games for just $4.99. Here's the Super Smash Bros. DLC website:
  • amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (confirmed for April 30): Download the game from the Nintendo eShop for Wii U, then tap any amiibo to your Wii U GamePad. You'll unlock a random playable three-minute scene from a classic NES or Super NES game. It's a cool way to extend the playability of amiibo. Here's the game page:
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Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee Unite to Unveil Silicon Valley Comic Con

Excelsior! Technology and Entertainment Superheroes
Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee
Unite to Unveil Silicon Valley Comic Con

Bringing Pop Culture and Technology Together, Silicon Valley Comic Con to Feature Top Celebrities, Film, TV, Independent Artists, Comic Books, Cosplay,
Video Games, Music and Technology at the
San Jose Convention Center the Weekend of March 19-20, 2016

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak is no stranger to pop culture. Before inventing the personal computer, the Woz created the technology for color video games. He hosted the US Festival music events in the 1980s, has made numerous TV appearances, including American favorites “Dancing with the Stars” and “The Big Bang Theory,” and has been portrayed on the silver screen in the Steve Jobs biopic films. No other technology icon has touched pop culture and entertainment like the Woz, so it may not be so surprising that he is now bringing Silicon Valley a unique Comic Con experience in March 2016.

“In life, the most important thing is to have fun, and Silicon Valley Comic Con will be the place to experience all your favorite things at one great show,” said Wozniak. “Today, technology is pop culture, in Silicon Valley and around the globe. Entertainment and innovation inspire and bring so much joy to the world, and I’m so excited that we will showcase both at Silicon Valley Comic Con. It’s finally the Age of the Geek, and we’re ready to celebrate!”

Woz called upon his friend Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, to help him bring Silicon Valley its very own Silicon-style Comic Con. “The one thing I want Woz to keep in mind is this: With great power comes great responsibility. I love the idea and can’t wait to see it. Excelsior!” said Lee.

Watch the Woz and Stan Lee talk about Silicon Valley Comic Con in a fun promotional video they made together.

CLICK TO TWEET: Excelsior! @SteveWoz & @TheRealStanLee announce #SVCC uniting America’s two greatest superheroes: pop culture & tech

With the Woz at the helm, and with help from his many friends, Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) will unite America’s two greatest superheroes: pop culture and technology. Hosted at the San Jose Convention Center, SVCC will feature Hollywood celebrities and technology leaders from movies, TV, and music, as well as consumer electronics, apps, gaming and emerging innovations. Different genres and artists in comics, cosplay, science fiction, fantasy, anime and more will be in the spotlight, while panels, talks, autograph sessions, photo ops, and many more events will give fans a chance to enjoy special experiences with their favorite celebrities and content.

This past weekend, April 18-19, Silicon Valley Comic Con invited select celebrity guests to join in the countdown to the 2016 event. The countdown kicked off at Big WOW! ComicFest held at the San Jose Convention Center, which is now part of the SVCC family of events.

Silicon Valley Comic Con will be held the weekend of March 19-20, 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center. To be the first to hear more details as they are released, sign up at and follow @SVComicCon on Twitter. Silicon Valley Comic Con welcomes exhibitors who want to join the Woz in uniting pop culture and technology. Companies and artists who are interested in exhibiting can request details on the Silicon Valley Comic Con website.

Nuff Said.

About Silicon Valley Comic Con
Silicon Valley Comic Con celebrates the Age of the Geek by bringing together America’s two greatest superheroes: Pop culture and technology. Featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video games, consumer electronics, music and apps, Silicon Valley Comic Con is where entertainment and our electronic worlds intersect. The inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con will be hosted at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA the weekend of March 19-20, 2016. To be among the first to receive updates as they are announced, sign up at

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Monday, April 27, 2015


SQUARE ENIX® today announced that its class role-playing game (RPG) FINAL FANTASY® IV: THE AFTER YEARS® is headed to STEAM® on May 12th. A direct sequel to FINAL FANTASY IV, FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS is set two decades later than its predecessor and focuses on the arrival of the “second moon.” The game is now available for pre-order via STEAM for a 10% discount off of the MSRP ($15.99).

Originally released for Japanese mobile phones in 2008, the game has undergone a full 3-D make-over, with a new opening movie by Visual Works and a number of STEAM achievements. Take part in the epic sequel that unfolds nearly two decades after the events of FINAL FANTASY IV. Classic characters make their return alongside several new heroes, such as Ceodore, son of Cecil and Rosa.

Seventeen years have passed since the war's end, and the son born to King Cecil and Queen Rosa of Baron has grown into a young man. Prince Ceodore has enlisted in the airship fleet known as the Red Wings, eager to meet the expectations demanded of his blood and station. Yet once more another moon has appeared in the sky, and with it vast hordes of monsters intent on destruction. The brief peace enjoyed by the Blue Planet now stands threatened under the shadow of impending catastrophe.

Key Features:
  • Ten Playable Chapters - Begin your journey with "Ceodore's Tale." Complete it to unlock the chapters of six additional characters, which can be played in any order, and then return to the core story with "Kain's Tale," "The Lunarian's Tale," and "The Crystals." FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARSfeatures the extensive story of all ten chapters
  • Active Time Battle - Take control of exhilarating combat made possible by the non-stop action in Square Enix's iconic battle system.
  • · Lunar Phases - Feel the moon's presence in combat, as its waxing and waning influences the potency of attacks and abilities of all combatants. Lunar phases cycle naturally with the passage of in-game time, or when resting at an inn, tent, or cottage.
  • · Band Abilities - Combine the strength of your party members to awesome effect with Band abilities that can be unlocked through in-game events or by leveling your characters' Affinity.
  • · STEAM Trading Cards and Achievements

FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS is rated E/10+ (everyone 10 years of age and up). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Everything you need to know

A new trailer, some news about the release date and beta, and new screenshots were dropped. Here is an overview for you. 

The trailer was set to the song Paint it Black by The Rolling Stones, the trailer gives us a first look at gameplay and story context. Most importantly, it confirms the release date of November 6, 2015.

According to sources the biggest change is that a generic soldier. Instead, you pick a specialist at the beginning of the match, and each one has its own unique power and weapon. Also this year's Zombies mode will have a full progression system.

If you pre-order Black Ops 3, you'll get access to a multiplayer beta on PC, PS4, and, Xbox One. No start date was given, sadly.

Minimum PC Specs:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.60 GHz
  • System RAM: 6GB
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 1GB / ATi Radeon HD 6970 1GB
  • Hard Drive Space: TBA
  • DirectX11
The recommended specs for higher performance have not yet been shared and neither has the hard drive space requirement.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Messengers (CW) Series Premiere

Series Premiere
Satan is cast out of Heaven in what is seemingly a meter to earth. The impact and force of his landing emits divine power that kills a group of human beings who are reborn as angels or messengers armed with powers to fight in the coming Apocalypse against the four horseman. One messenger was on earth for seven years, while 5 others were chosen at the arrival of Satan with another messenger yet to be determined. So far the 6 messengers have the power of future visions, understanding in any language, telepathy, healing, and strength with some powers still remaining to be seen. Each messengers has dramatic struggles present in their personal life in addition to coming to terms with their new found power.

A mysterious object plummets to Earth, sending out a shock wave that causes five strangers to die, only to miraculously come back to life moments later. The members of the group are Vera (Shantel VanSanten), a struggling radio-astronomer living in New Mexico who is searching for her missing son; Erin (Sofia Black-D'Elia), a young mother in Tucson, Arizona who is desperate to protect her seven-year-old daughter Amy from her abusive policeman ex-husband; Peter (Joel Courtney), a troubled high school student and orphan in Little Rock, Arkansas; Raul (J.D. Pardo), a federal agent in Mexico who is looking to escape his dangerous and violent undercover assignment; and Joshua (Jon Fletcher), a charismatic second-generation televangelist in Houston, Texas. Most mysterious of all is the figure known only as The Man (Diogo Morgado), who offers Vera the location of her abducted son if she will help him with one morally complicated task which puts her on a collision course with Rose (Anna Diop), a nurse in Houston who has been in a coma for seven years after being shot by an unknown hitman. Drawn together by fate and biblical prophecy, the "Messengers" soon learn they now have supernatural gifts that might be the only hope for preventing the impending Rapture.


A mysterious object crashes on earth and a group of unconnected strangers die from an energy pulse it emits, but then re-awaken to find out that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse

Mack’s Thoughts
The CW has another show with caters to super natural appetites but the Friday night time slot is often a series killer. I thoroughly enjoy this show and the cast of characters, which means it will probably be cancelled. The CW loves starting a story and then ending in once fans become involved but fails to produce big numbers. This show has a lot of potential but it requires a strong viewership to survive. Oh how I loved The Tomorrow People and The Secret Circle, Star Crossed and The Birds of Prey but The CW often produces great shows that they fail to let flourish. No disrespect to Super Natural or Vampire Diaries fans but if you are going to keep producing season after season of the same shows then why waste time producing new ones and then cancelling them. Why just maintain the entire prime time line up with the same type of show to appease viewership and ratings. In any event, this show might fair greater with another vehicle like Netflix especially with the success of Dare Devil. I love a good live action superheroes/comic series but I think there is also room for original shows with heroic content.

Comments from other Messengers are welcomed below.
-Mack Nichols


The Convergence is over! Now, Alanna Strange, Stargirl and Equinox must assemble brand-new and wildly untraditional teams of heroes and villains to work together and stop another cosmic catastrophe before it happens.

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #11, written by Jeff Parker (BATMAN ’66, AQUAMAN) with art by Travel Foreman (ANIMAL MAN, BIRDS OF PREY), will also feature Mera, Poison Ivy, Swamp Thing and Etrigan! JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #11 arrives on July 8th. Please help us welcome Jeff and Travel to the title! Head on over to DCCOMICS.COM for all the latest news!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

The Walking Dead series 7 available now!

The seveth series of The Walking Dead action figures includes the return of the "Samurai" and the "Kid", along with the next big baddie and the dirtiest walker yet! Now throw in a pair of got-to-have exclusives on top – Rick in his complete sheriff’s uniform and flu battling Hershel with an ode to his emotional end – and you have yourself one bloody awesome line!

The walker barrier building set includes two stake barriers, along with two male walkers and one female walker. Two walkers can even be impaled on the bloody spikes. The set, in total, is 70 pieces.

McFarlane Toys’ 10-inch Daryl Dixon Survivor Edition shows what a bloody mess a zombie apocalypse can be. This blood splattered and battle worn deluxe figure features the exact likeness of the actor, taken from a full 3D scan of the actor himself, Norman Reedus! Figure includes iconic angel wings stitched biker vest, removable poncho, hunting knife, and crossbow.

In season 4, Michonne has lowered her guard a bit and formed an unlikely friendship with Rick's son Carl. Michonne reveals her traumatic past to Carl and the events that lead to her surviving the apocalypse alone. Traveling along the train tracks on the road to Terminus, Michonne enjoys a can of cheese, proving that sometimes even the most deadly warrior needs to enjoy the little things in life. This figure comes with approximately 22 points of articulation, katana sword with sheath, Terminus memorial candle and a can of cheese.

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United Front Games today released a new trailer – “Own The Underworld” – for TRIAD WARS™, showcasing the open-world, online action/adventure found within the game’s brutal Hong Kong underworld. Currently in Closed Beta for Windows PC, TRIAD WARS brings fans back to the vibrant city of Hong Kong and Sleeping Dogs universe, with the goal of rising up from the streets to become the most powerful criminal kingpin of the Triad underworld.

Beta registration is open now at Fans are also encouraged to continue the discussion on Twitter (@TriadWars), using the hashtag #OwnTheUnderworld.

TRIAD WARS may contain content inappropriate for children.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

DVD Review: Teen Titans Go! Appetite for Disruption

Teen Titans fans can relive the latest adventures when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 on DVD April 14, 2015. The two-disc DVD set is priced to own for $19.97 SRP. Teen Titans GO!, which consistently ranked as the #1 show for kids 6-11 on Cartoon Network has been renewed for a third season of fun and mayhem. In Season 2 Part 1, the Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages and adventures! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains. Every vote counts when the Teen Titans hold team leader elections, Beast Boy dials up the “man-factor” with his new robotic limbs, while Raven races to save the cotton candy bushes from the Gumdrop Goblin. It’s a titan red alert with 26 gut-punching, gut-busting adventures in this all-new collection.

Teen Titan Fan Review: WAFFLE WAFFLE!!! If you slightly enjoyed even one episode Teen Titans Go! then you will absolutely LOVE Teen Titans Go! Appetite for Disruption. There are laughs and lessons (though some oddly skewed) in every episode. I've already watched it two times all the way through in just a weekend. This is a cartoon series that I gladly welcome to my collections. Great for all ages! Waffle waffle waffle waffle!!

Fan review by Shacona - Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 

Rock Band 4 is back!

Rock Band, the award-winning social and interactive music performance experience, is back! Form your own band, rock the world, and live out your ultimate rock and roll fantasy, with your friends, family, or as a solo act. Rock Band 4 delivers the ultimate platform for gamers to experience music, giving players the chance to rock in the shoes of the biggest guitarists, bassists, drummers, and singers of all time. Rock Band 4 delivers the most authentic music game ever, challenging rockers to master lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals.

Continuing in the tradition of the series, the music featured in Rock Band 4 spans all genres of rock and includes many hits from legendary artists. Additionally, players will be able to draw from the 2000+ songs available as downloadable content (DLC) in the Rock Band Music Store. Never before have players had access to such a large and varied library of playable songs. Further, players can re-download any previously purchased DLC from their Rock Band DLC libraries at no additional cost.*

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Fans of mobile RPGs can look forward to an all-new fantasy adventure as SQUARE ENIX® unmasked its latest title, Masters of the Masks. The free-to-play mobile RPG, Masters of the Masks is now available on iOS and Android devices. Hidenori Iwasaki (FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: The Crystal BearersTM) composed the soundtrack, and magically adds a more mysterious touch to this fantasy adventure game.

Masters of the Masks brings a unique mobile experience to fantasy RPG fans. With highly stylized cartoon-like art and easy pick-up-and-play gameplay, players will be immersed in an ‘out of this realm’ experience. Masters of the Masks’ features include:

  • Drag and Drop Turn-Based RPG Battles: The game features a new interface that utilizes the native landscape of mobile devices to create the most natural and easiest put-down/pick-up battle system in mobile RPGs. Players can also coordinate their warriors strategically to unleash powerful skills on their enemy.
  • Build Your Legend: Through victories in battle, players earn the materials necessary to upgrade their equipment (masks, weapons, shields) and make their units more powerful.
  • Popular Fantasy World: Players will be able to explore realms with classic fantasy races (Human, Elf, Dwarf) and collect powerful masks to discover new warriors in order to rid the land of evil that rose in the east.
  • Exciting updates to come: Players will be able to challenge each other to tests of strength in PvP battles to sharpen their skills.
Masters of the Masks is now available on iOS and Android devices for free with in-app purchases. To check out the game’s trailer, visit: For more information on Masters of the Masks, visit the official Twitter account @MastersofMasks.

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EA, DICE and Lucasfilm Invite You to Immerse Yourself in Your Star Wars Battle Fantasies, Watch the New Star Wars Battlefront Trailer Now. Pre-Order Star Wars Battlefront and Be Among the First Players to Experience a Pivotal Battle Preceding Star WarsTM: The Force Awakens. 

DICE™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, and Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars™ Battlefront™ will be released on November 20, 2015 in the United Kingdom (November 17 in North America and starting November 19 in Europe) as the first full-length trailer for this highly anticipated title premiered to thousands of fans at Star Wars™ Celebration. Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite™ game engine, Star Wars Battlefront will deliver an incredibly authentic and immersive interactive entertainment experience featuring photorealistic visuals and epic action in iconic Star Wars™ locations. See how this comes to life in-engine by experiencing the newest trailer for Star Wars Battlefront at

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Square Enix celebrates the first year anniversary of Hitman GO with a sale on all platforms down to $0.99 for a short period of time!

The BAFTA nominee, award-winning and critically acclaimed offering from the Square Enix Montréal studio saw great feedback from press and consumers with an average rating of 4.5/5 for iOS and Android versions. Boasting 91 unlockable levels, the team at Square Enix Montréal has created a simple to play, but difficult to master game set in a stunning interpretation of the Hitman universe – and cannot wait to let you know what is coming up next this year.

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For more information about Hitman GO check out and for more information on Square Enix Montréal go to, or Square Enix at

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015


This October, experience the story of one of America’s most notorious killers as Green River Killer heads to paperback for the first time.

Throughout the 1980s, the highest priority of Seattle-area police was the apprehension of the Green River Killer, the man responsible for the murders of dozens of women. In 1990, with the body count numbering at least forty-eight, the case was put in the hands of a single detective, Tom Jensen. After twenty years, when the killer was finally captured with the help of DNA technology, Jensen spent 180 days interviewing Gary Leon Ridgway in an effort to learn his most closely held secrets—an epic confrontation with evil that proved as disturbing and surreal as can be imagined.

Written by Jensen’s own son, acclaimed entertainment writer Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story presents the ultimate insider’s account of America’s most prolific serial killer.

Sure to appeal to fans of True Detective, Green River Killer features a story by Tomorrowland writer Jeff Jensen and gorgeous art by Jonathan Case and is priced at an affordable $19.99. Preorder today from, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or your local comic shop.

Green River Killer: A True Detective Story TPB
Jeff Jensen (W), Jonathan Case (A/Cover)
$19.99, 978-1-61655-812-3
On sale October 21

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Nintendo and GameTruck® Partner to Bring Summer Fun with Splatoon

Nintendo and GameTruck are teaming up to deliver truckloads of squids and ink to parties across the country this summer. Starting this June, the entire fleet of more than 100 GameTruck vehicles will be splattered in the bright, bold colors of Splatoon, the upcoming action shooter video game exclusively for Nintendo’sWii U system. The vehicles will all feature ink splashes and squid characters called Inklings from the game. And on the inside, some TVs on every truck will be outfitted with a Wii U system and the game.

GameTruck delivers a fun video game experience to major metropolitan areas in 25 states around the country. The trucks bring gaming experiences directly to private consumer events and parties with over 100 trucks fully equipped with the latest video games. There are even game experts on board to give tips, tricks and training. The trucks roll right up to the location of the party to provide a no-hassle way for party planners to give their attendees a fun experience they’ll never forget.

Splatoon gives players the goal of covering as much territory as possible with their ink-spewing weapons. The game, which is scheduled to launch exclusively for Wii U on May 29, features four-on-four online team matches, as well as a full single-player mode that takes players deeper into the game’s unique world and characters.

The inky action of Splatoon delivers a burst of fun to any party. GameTruck’s onboard Splatoon experts are ready to run kids through a rigorous Splatoon Training program, arming them with the best strategies to take them to victory. The birthday kid will also receive a Splatoon series amiibo figure, while supplies last.

Although the trucks with Splatoon won’t hit the road until June, party planners can start reserving them now. For more information about how to reserve a GameTruck packed with Splatoon fun, please visit For more information about Splatoon, visit

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Hashtag Comics Announces C2E2 Convention Variants

Indie publisher Hashtag Comics to feature 2 Convention Variant Covers at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2).

Tailwands #1 (released April 2015) will have a variant cover drawn by Derrick Fish (Carpe Noctem, Wellkeeper) and colored by Thomas Mason (Avengers, Wolverine, Deadpool)

Carpe Noctem #1 (releasing May 2015) will have a variant cover drawn by Alan Quah (The Vampire Diaries Comic Series, Godzilla) and colored by Colored by Komikaki Studio, featuring saw33

True Exclusive! Not available online or in-stores, the Carpe Noctem T-Shirt! Price: $10.00 Fun at the show: AT C2E2, if the first words out of your mouth are your favorite ice cream flavor, you get a FREE Carpe Noctem T-Shirt with the purchase of any book.

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Movie Review: Unfriended (Cybernatural)

IMDB Storyline: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. At first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl's computer desktop, CYBERNATURAL redefines 'found footage' for a new generation of teens.

My Thoughts: This movie was originally called Cybernatural and released in 2014. It was renamed "Unfriended" and released in April 2015. This movie is only 82 minutes long and takes place in a Skype chat. You are literally on the main character, Blaire's (Shelley Henning) laptop the entire time. (Easter Egg - You see that Blaire likes watching Teen Wolf - which is a show the actress is on currently) This movie is a great advertisement for Apple. All her friends are on Skype and are being haunted by a classmate that committed suicide. Blaire tries to bargain with the deceased classmate on Facebook but the group of friends find themselves having to reveal their deepest darkest secrets while trying to stay alive. It is filled with simple but fun kills of the characters. 

The group is forced to play "Never Have I Ever" and find out a lot about themselves and each other. This movie is a great simple horror movie. Great concept of utilizing a feature that we all use either Skype, Facebook, Google Hangout, FaceTime, etc. We are all so hooked into social media we all forget how easy it is to have that turned against us and points out the bullying aspects of the internet. It also reveals how easy the trolls can be brought to light. 

This movie was not heavy on the gore but did well in delivering a horror aspect. I recommend this movie as it is short and sweet and does what it sets out to do. I like that the whole movie takes place on a computer and it is delivered well. Great ending! 

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

Fight your way through hordes of zombies in Battleground Z. (Photo: Business Wire)

StreetPass Mii Plaza on Nintendo 3DS
  • Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler – The next evolution of StreetPass Mii Plaza has arrived with new features and two new games! Fight your way through hordes of zombies inBattleground Z, or kick back and reel in a few fish and some legendary monsters on the StreetPass Islands in Ultimate Angler. Buy either game for $4.99 each or both for $7.99, and purchase StreetPass Mii Plaza Upgrade for $4.99 to unlock several new features like StreetPass Birthdays and a Mii character VIP Room.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
  • 3D Fantasy Zone II W – First released for the SEGA Master System in 1987 as a sequel to 1986’s Fantasy Zone, 3D Fantasy Zone II W is the fan-favorite scrolling shooter in which players control a sentient spaceship named Opa-Opa to fight surreal invader enemies. The remastered version upgrades all graphics from System E to System 16 optical standards and combines stereoscopic 3D visuals with a host of additional features to provide players with cutting-edge game-play experience with a classic feel. 
  • DOOORS – When one door closes, DOOORSopens on Nintendo 3DS! In order to escape from the rooms that you have been locked in, you’ll have to solve puzzles and discover secrets in order to open the mysterious doors. Get your brain ready to search the rooms for hidden puzzles, unravel their mysteries and escape through door after door. You’ll have to use wit and intuition to make your escape. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
Virtual Console on Wii U
  • Donkey Kong 64 – With his mechanical isle stuck off the shores of DK Island, K. Rool kidnaps the Kong family to distract Donkey Kong in this Nintendo 64 classic. It’s up to our furry hero to rescue his friends, reclaim his Golden Bananas and save his homeland from certain doom. Choose from five Kong members as you play solo in a quirky adventure or with friends in competitive battle arenas.
Super Smash Bros. Update
  • Required Super Smash Bros. Update for Online Play – A new software update for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is now available! Users will be required to download this update prior to using the game’s online multiplayer features. After the update, players can also purchase more costumes for their Mii Fighters, including ones inspired by Mega Man X and Proto Man from Capcom’s Mega Man series. 
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
  • Super Spring Sale! It’s the last chance to save during the Super Spring Sale! Visit to check out great deals and save up to 30 percent off on select games. The Super Spring Sale ends April 20 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
  • Darts Up and Darts Up 3D from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Wii U
  • Paparazzi is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 28.
  • Lucadian Chronicles DLC is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT onApril 21 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 28.
  • Costume Quest 2 is 33 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on April 17 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 24.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
  • Castle Conqueror EX, Fairune and Parking Star 3D from Circle Entertainment are on sale until8:59 a.m. PT on May 7.
  • Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl and more from ATLUS are on sale beginning at 9 a.m. PT on April 20 until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 27.
  • Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 30.

International StreetPass Week
  • Take your Nintendo 3DS system on a whirlwind tour without leaving your hometown! From April 16 to April 26, collect up to six Mii characters from across Europe, the United States and Canada when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location. U.S. and Canada visitors will even get a special Mii of Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. Find a Nintendo Zone hotspot near you.
  • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Declaration” Tournament
  • See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “Declaration” tournament runs through April 20. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications on future tournaments. Good luck, agents!
  • Mega May is Back! – Vote Today
  • During the entire month of May, Nintendo and Capcom are celebrating our favorite blue bomber, Mega Man, with six game releases on the Virtual Console service for Wii U. The Game Boy Advance versions of Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, Mega Man Battle Network 3 White,Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Mega Man & Basswill land on the Nintendo eShop throughout the month. Click here to vote for the first game of Mega May, which will release May 7. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. PT on April 29.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • Yoshi's Springtime Siesta
Permanent Price Reduction:
  • Breezeblox is reduced to $4.99 (from $9.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on April 16.
Also new this week:
  • Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Pazuru (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • A-Train 3D: City Simulator (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Word Search by POWGI – Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U)

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

“Halo: Spartan Strike” Launches on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iPhone, iPad and Steam

The newest mobile top-down shooter from the “Halo” universe has officially arrived. Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries, in conjunction with Vanguard Games, launched “Halo: Spartan Strike” on Windows 8,Windows Phone 8, iPhone, iPad, and Steam as a digital download for $5.99 ERP1. “Halo: Spartan Strike” tells a compelling new story in the “Halo” universe set during the events of “Halo 2” on New Mombasa in 2552. As a Spartan supersoldier in a classified ONI simulation, delve into 30 challenging missions while leading UNSC troops through cities and jungles with an all new arsenal of weapons, abilities and vehicles.

No matter where you are, “Halo: Spartan Strike” provides fans a piece of the Halo universe with improved touch controls and updated graphics for an enhanced pick-up-and-play experience. In addition to the campaign, players on Windows 8 devices can compare performance against friends in weekly challenges and attempt to take the top spot on the leaderboard. Earn Achievements that unlock an exclusive emblem, nameplate and avatar in “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” on Xbox One2.

Enjoy a new musical score from award-winning composer Tom Salta, whose previous work includes “Halo 2: Anniversary,” “Halo: Spartan Assault,” and “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.” Also available on iPad, iPhone, and Steam is the “Halo: Spartan Bundle.” The bundle includes both “Halo: Spartan Assault” – the original Halo top-down shooter that plays through the historic first missions of the Spartan Ops program as Commander Palmer – and “Halo: Spartan Strike” for $9.99 ERP1.

Be sure to check Halo Waypoint for updated “Halo” information and keep tuning into Xbox Wire for the latest on “Halo: Spartan Strike,” Xbox and more.

1 Estimated retail price. Actual retail prices may vary
2 Available on Windows 8/8.1 Phone and Windows 8/8.1

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Friday, April 17, 2015


Critically Acclaimed Action RPG Becomes Fastest Selling Monster Hunter Title in the West. Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, is pleased to confirm that Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate for Nintendo 3DS™ has shipped one million units in combined retail and digital units since its release across North America and Europe on February 13, 2015. The game has now become the fastest selling and has the highest Metascore of any Monster Hunter™ title in the west. In celebration of the milestone, a special free Nintendo 3DS theme will be available for download in May as a token of appreciation for all the fan support.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Justice League: Gods & Monsters coming in July

All-New DC Universe Original Movie from Bruce Timm. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros Animation, and DC Entertainment present an all-new animated feature film from renowned producer and animator Bruce Timm, Justice League: Gods & Monsters, on July 28, 2015. The title will also include never-before-seen bonus content and will be available on Blu-Ray™ Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

This is not your parents’ Justice League! These heroes are not the renowned saviors of the world – they’re more likely Earth’s despotic rulers. Witness the divergent reality where the Justice League protects the planet – but answers to no one but themselves. Employing methods of intimidation and fear, this Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman deal brute force in the name of justice. In this alternate universe, Superman was not raised by the Kents in Smallville, the Caped Crusader is not Bruce Wayne, and Wonder Woman is not an Amazon warrior of Themyscira. When a group of famed scientists experience untimely “accidents,” a government task force follows the trail of clues to the Justice League, but is there a more powerful player operating from the shadows? It’s a high stakes game of intrigue, mystery and action that asks the question: How do you serve justice to those above the law?

With a twist on your favorite Justice League characters, this film is full of thrilling new adventures and jam-packed with a celebrity voice cast which includes Michael C. Hall (Dexter) as Batman, Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order, 24) as Superman, Tamara Taylor (Bones) as Wonder Woman, Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Lois Lane, Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films, Dig) as Lex Luthor and C. Thomas Howell (E.T., Southland) as Dr. Will Magnus.

Justice League: Gods & Monsters will be available on Blu-ray Deluxe Edition for $29.96 SRP, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray™ Deluxe Editionwill include the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, along with an exclusive Wonder Woman figurine in a numbered limited edition gift set. Fans can also own Justice League: Gods & Monsters in Digital HD on July 28 via purchase from digital retailers.


Justice League: Gods & Monsters Blu-ray and Blu-ray Deluxe Edition contain the following special features:
  • ALTERNATE REALITIES: Infinite Possibilities - Justice League: Gods & Monsters falls into a category of storytelling where our well-known characters and the worlds they inhabit are re-imagined. This documentary explores the various attempts by writers to have a little fun and tinker with the characters, resulting in exceptional storytelling that posed thought-provoking questions to audiences.
  • CALCULATED RISKS: The Making of Gods and Monsters – Justice League: Gods & Monsters was an idea that pushed the boundaries. It began with that challenging question writers face: “What haven’t we seen before?” Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett audaciously answered that challenge, resulting in a fresh and exciting film that forces us to think differently about the DC Universe.
  • The New Gods – Encore presentation of 2010 documentary about Jack Kirby’s New Gods. 
  • A Sneak Peak at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie – An advance look at the next DC Universe animated feature film.
  • Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault

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Sales of Nintendo Hardware Systems up Nearly 60 Percent in 2015

The New Nintendo 3DS XL system continues to inject growth into Nintendo’s hand-held business, and the momentum created for Wii U in 2014 has carried over into 2015. Take these two elements, add in fun, exclusive titles starring some of the biggest names in gaming, and overall sales of Nintendo hardware systems so far in 2015 have increased by nearly 60 percent over sales during the same time frame in 2014.

Other Nintendo sales highlights include:

Nintendo 3DS
  • Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by nearly 80 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D added more than 184,000 total units in its second month, bringing lifetime sales to more than 730,000 total units.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS added more than 110,000 total units in its sixth month on the market, bringing its lifetime total to 2.4 million units.
Wii U
  • Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by more than 20 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
  • Mario Party 10 launched on March 20 and sold nearly 290,000 total units in its first two weeks.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 continue to sell well in their respective fifth and 11thmonths on the market, bringing their lifetime totals to nearly 1.6 million total units and more than 1.9 million total units, respectively.
The momentum for Nintendo software and systems should continue over the next few months thanks to a strong lineup of software that includes the just-released Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo 3DS XL, April 10) andSplatoon (Wii U, May 29) games.

*Data regarding physical sales of games in March are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. All numbers, unless otherwise stated, are specific to the United States only.

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