This title is a blast. The whole "festival" thing just works. It sets a fun vibe without coming off as silly or childish. The racing is serious business, but there are plenty of ways to play that aren't so ardently competitive. The simple act of choosing a car from the garage and aimlessly driving in no particular direction is one of the more enjoyable things I've done on my new Xbox so far. A dizzyingly long list of events to complete seems is counterbalanced with the truncated Road Trip campaign. Online Freeroam offers plenty of stuff to do, and can be a great time with the right cast of characters. And the audiovisual package is a stunning piece of work that can take you by surprise with its majesty every now and again. Horizon 2 is a very good racing game with strong principles, entertaining modes, a ton of events, and an envious catalog of vehicles.
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Even had Bladestorm: Nightmare came out several years ago on PS3 I don't think I would have enjoyed it much. But, for those who like Dynasty Warrior-esque games and want more unit control and strategy, Bladestorm is worth checking out.
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Spirited Away and The Cat Returns heading to Blu-ray in June
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS *breath* SSSSSSSSSSSS. Official details below.
Disney presents two beloved films from the acclaimed Studio Ghibli, Oscar - Winning Masterpiece Spirited Away and the enchanting fantasy adventure The Cat Returns, will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 16th!
Spirited Away is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. While The Cat Returns is about a schoolgirl, Haru (voiced by Anne Hathaway), bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. Both are magical animated adventures that will delight and inspire the whole family!
SPIRITED AWAY Synopsis From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema, comes the Oscar®-winning triumph (2002, Best Animated Feature Film), filled with astonishing beauty and epic adventure, a dazzling masterpiece for the ages. “Spirited Away” is a wondrous fantasy about a young girl, Chihiro, trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. An unforgettable story, brimming with creativity, “Spirited Away” will take you on a journey beyond your imagination. It’s a fantastic tale the whole family will want to experience over and over again on Disney Blu-ray!
Bonus Content: Introduction by John Lasseter The Art of Spirited Away Behind The Microphone Original Japanese Storyboards Nippon Television Special Original Japanese Trailers TV Spots
THE CAT RETURNS
Synopsis: From the Studio that brought you “Spirited Away,” comes the visually stunning “The Cat Returns.” Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary routine, saves the life of an unusual cat, and suddenly her world is transformed beyond anything she ever imagined. To change her fate, she’ll need to learn to believe in herself and, in the process, she will learn to appreciate her everyday life. For the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray comes “The Cat Returns,” a magical animated adventure that will delight and inspire everyone.
Bonus Content: Original Japanese Storyboards Original Japanese Trailers TV Spots The Making of The Cat Returns Behind The Microphone
Interstellar Contest: Act fast or you'll be left behind.
Contest summary given below. After reading send in your entry and remember "Many will enter, but few will win."
Digitalchumps is having a contest for the movie release of the paramount movie Interstellar. Entry to the contest requires all participants to reply to the specified tweet or Facebook status answering the following question,
"The world is ending, you can only keep one possession. What is that possession?"
This is in light of the movie theme involving the main actor embarking on a mission to save the ending world and having to leave behind his loved ones including his beloved daughter. Anyone is eligible of participating as long as they have a valid twitter account or Facebook account. There will be two randomly selected winners who will receive their very own digital copy of the "must see" movie of 2014.
Los Angeles kicking off Call of Duty Championship today
You punks are lucky that I'm not there. Kidding. Enjoy the official details of the championship below.
Santa Monica, CA - March 27, 2015 - It's time to determine who's the best Call of Duty® team in the world with the start of the third annual Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox, the biggest eSports first person action tournament of the year. Beginning today through Sunday, in Los Angeles, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) and development studio Sledgehammer Games, in partnership with Xbox, welcome 32 of the most accomplished Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare multiplayer professional teams from around the world to compete head-to-head on Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, for the honor of being named the "Call of Duty World Champions," and their share of the tournament's $1 million total prize purse.
Fans can tune-in to every thrilling, adrenaline-pumping moment through livestreamed coverage on Xbox Live, CallofDuty.com, and at MLG.tv, as well as select editorial partners worldwide. Culminating on Sunday, March 29th, the tournament's final match livestream starts at 2:00 p.m. (PDT) on the Xbox Live Dashboard (in participating regions).
Fans tuning into the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox livestream on Sunday will also see the world premiere of live gameplay from the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC pack and a new trailer for Infected, the next episode of Exo Zombies. Ascendance is the definitive DLC package, with its four new, thrilling multiplayer maps, the formidable OHM directed energy light machine gun/shotgun hybrid, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, the all-new Exo Grapple ability playlist that introduces the Exo Grapple ability to multiplayer, and Infected, the latest installment of Exo Zombies. Ascendance will be available first on Xbox Live on March 31.
"We have an amazing Call of Duty community. From those who like to just have fun playing with their friends, to those who like to compete at the highest level at the Call of Duty Championship. It's a testament to our development teams that they can create an experience, which is so fun for everyone to play and watch," said Rob Kostich, senior vice president, Call of Duty, Activision Publishing, Inc. "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare takes center stage this weekend, as the top players from around the globe showcase their incredible skill. The best four-player teams are here to compete head-to-head in intense objective-based game modes all weekend long, and we can't wait to see all the action and see who takes it all."
These 32 teams from 5 continents and 11 countries around the world have trained extensively over the past several months playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, winning their respective regional competitions in qualifying events conducted by the professional competitive gaming organizations of Major League Gaming (MLG), Gfinity, and the Australian Cyber League (ACL). Teams like Exile5.T1 Dotters from Australia, European Champions, TCM Gaming from the UK and SSOF Gaming from Brazil, will compete against such notable teams from North America as Optic Gaming, Team EnVy and Team Kaliber.
The Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox begins with round-robin style pool play among eight groups of four teams. The top two teams from each group will advance to a 16-team double elimination bracket, where the team that places first will take home $400,000 of the tournament's $1 million dollar total prize pool. The remaining seven teams will each take home prizes ranging from $200,000 for second place to $25,000 for eighth place. Further details on the 2015 Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, including full rules and regulations, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare maps and modes for the tournament, livestream information, prizing distribution and more are available at https://CallofDuty.com/esports.
In addition to the hotly-anticipated tournament competition, professional football players Golden Tate and Demaryius Thomas will each lead a team made up of a professional eSports player, an internet personality and a fan picked right from the audience, in an exhibition grudge match for the Call of Duty™ Endowment. The teams will go head-to-head playing new maps from the upcoming Ascendance DLC pack. The winning team will have a $100,000 donation made in their name to the Endowment and its continued effort in helping veterans return to the workforce.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is available for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and is rated "M" (Mature - Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language - content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit https://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare, www.facebook.com/CallofDuty, or follow on Twitter @SHGames.
World of Warriors gets PvP
Some PvP never hurt anyone. Well, maybe it did. Anyway, enjoy the details.
Today, Mind Candy’s hit adventure and combat strategy game, World of Warriors, is getting an update that introduces player versus player combat with the all-new Arena Mode! Players are now able to face off against one another with teams made up of history’s greatest warriors in what was heralded by Apple as one of the App Store’s “Best Games of 2014.”
In Arena Mode, players will compete against each other in spectacular arenas for prizes and glory. Those who triumph in battle and win the love of the crowd will gain upgrades and the ability to customize their own stadium.
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious for a limited time
Check out the cool details below. Lucky Forza fans.
Welcome to Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious The next great automotive adventure on Xbox has begun with Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious. For the first time ever the thrilling driving and amazing cars of Forza combine with the unstoppable Fast & Furious movie franchise to create an original adventure filled with adrenaline-fueled automotive action.
We’d like to thank you for taking the time to play this standalone expansion on Xbox One. In this guide, we’ll offer a brief introduction to the experience, give you some highlights you can expect to see as you play, and offer a few suggestions on things you don’t want to miss as you make your way through the Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious experience.
Live the Fast & Furious Experience In Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, you’re recruited by the Fast & Furious’ Tej Parker (voiced in the game by Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges) to help him acquire ten special cars for his Fast & Furious crew – the same cars you see in the film Furious 7. Your goal is to acquire each of these cars by taking part in a series of automotive challenges inspired by the Fast & Furious films. From the 900-hp 1970 Dodge Charger to an armored 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and more, each of the cars in the Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious standalone expansion is both stunningly accurate and amazingly fun to drive.
Challenges You progress in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious by beating challenges and adding cars to your garage. These challenges will test your skills across a variety of driving styles and situations. In your first challenge, you’ll blast through the narrow streets of Nice in Dominic Toretto’s 900-hp Dodge Charger. Later, you’ll race an attack helicopter through city streets and off the beaten path to add another car to your growing garage. As with all Forza games, variety is the key, both in terms of the cars you’ll be driving and the challenges you’ll be looking to beat.
Each time you complete a challenge in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, you’ll be able to retry that same event as a Rivals challenge, where you can take on the times of your friends as many times as you’d like, trying to move to the top of the leaderboard. In addition, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious will feature six Bucket List challenge events, where you can test your skills in a special series of cars like the McLaren P1 and more.
Meet the Cars The Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious standalone expansion features 12 playable cars: · 1970 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition · 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Fast & Furious Edition · 2014 Maserati Ghibli S Fast & Furious Edition · 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Fast & Furious Edition · 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition · 1970 Plymouth Cuda Fast & Furious Edition · 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Fast & Furious Edition · 1998 Toyota Supra Fast & Furious Edition · 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport · 2012 Nissan GT-R Fast & Furious Edition · 2013 McLaren P1 · 2015 Lamborghini Huracán
Don’t Miss This Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious features roughly 6-8 hours of gameplay. From collecting new cars for Tej’s crew to Rivals mode and Bucket List challenges, there are lots of things to do. Here’s a few things you shouldn’t miss during your time with Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious.
An Extra Boost – For the first time in a Forza game, players can use nitrous to boost the top speed of their cars. Nitrous boosts are only available in certain races and for a limited time per race. The challenge is in choosing the best spots to use your boost. Do you use off the start line to give yourself an early advantage, or do you pick your spot for the longest possible boost? Smash ‘Em Up – There are 20 smashable bonus boards in the game, hidden through the world of Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious. On Xbox One, by smashing all 20 boards, players will receive a 1998 Toyota Supra featuring a special custom Fast & Furious-inspired livery. Forza Hub – Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious on Xbox One comes bundled with Forza Hub, the dedicated Forza Motorsport app on Xbox One. With Forza Hub, you can redeem your monthly in-game Forza Rewards like credits and cars, check out the best creations of the Forza community, and keep up-to-date with the latest Forza news. Take a Photo – Forza’s legendary Photo Mode returns in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious. Pause the action, line up your shot, and then add a few effects to perfectly capture the moment for posterity. Once you’ve uploaded your shot, you can go to www.forzamotorsport.net/gallery (make sure you are logged in with your Xbox Live account) to grab your favorite photos. Achievements & Rewards – The Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious standalone expansion features 25 achievements worth 1000 Xbox Live achievement points, as well as new Forza Rewards points that you can use to increase your Forza Rewards level. Remember, the higher your Forza Rewards Tier level, the greater the rewards you’ll receive each month as part of Forza Rewards. For more on Forza Rewards, check out the Forza Hub Xbox One app or http://rewards.forzamotorsport.net.
Game details Release date: March 27, 2015 – Worldwide Price: Free from March 27 until April 10, $9.99, £7.99, €9.99, A$13.54 in the Xbox Live store thereafter ESRB Rating: E10
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Sniper Elite III Ultimate Edition
Sniper Elite III is a very good game overall, but this Ultimate Edition is not quite as definitive or complete as it should have been. Some of the DLC is simply not included here, and there are still some annoying, overt bugs which should have been squashed by now. These two main issues temper my ability to highly recommend it, especially to those who have already purchased the original release.
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Total War: Antilla Gets Bloog & Burning and Celts Culture DLC
Total War: Antilla gets some Celtic DLC
The Celts Culture Pack enables players to embark on new campaigns as the Ebdanians, Caledonians and Picts. Alongside unique new culture and faction traits, units, objectives and a new narrative event-chain, the Celts specialise in swift and deadly warfare. Every unit in the Celtic roster has the Guerrilla Deployment trait, enabling them to deploy almost anywhere on the battlefield – even behind enemy lines.
Unleashing the full horror of the apocalypse, the Blood & Burning add-on brings blood effects, decapitations, limb-lops, disembowelment and more to Total War: ATTILA. Disease-ridden soldiers can be seen vomiting on the battlefield and decapitations and gore-slicked event pictures feature on the Campaign map.
Check out the trailer here.
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Sons of Liberty on Blu-ray and DVD May 26th
Check out everything the Blu-Ray and DVD offers.
SANTA MONICA, CA (March 24, 2015) – HISTORY®’s latest blockbuster miniseries Sons of Liberty is headed to Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) May 26th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. An action-packed, five-hour, scripted miniseries in the tradition of “The Vikings” and “Hatfields & McCoys,” and scripted by the writer of HBO’s “John Adams,” Sons of Liberty features an incredible ensemble cast, including Dean Norris (TV’s “Breaking Bad,” TV’s “Under the Dome”), Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia), Ryan Eggold (TV’s “The Blacklist”), Michael Raymond-James (TV’s “Once Upon a Time”), Rafe Spall (Prometheus), Henry Thomas (Gangs of New York), Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Jason O’Mara (TV’s “Terra Nova”) and Emily Berrington (TV’s “24: Live Another Day”), who come together to tell the dramatic interpretation of events that sparked a revolution.
As riots consume the streets of Boston, a dangerous game plays out between a British governor and ringleader Sam Adams, which escalates to extreme measures—street brawls, black market dealings, espionage and murder. A sizzling, romantic affair percolates against a backdrop of rising civil unrest, the infamous Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere’s legendary ride. From the Battle of Lexington, a clash between the dedicated colonists and the superior British Army ensues, and the colonies join forces as a single, united country in the most epic revolution of our time.
The Sons of Liberty Blu-ray™ and DVD include over 30 minutes of exclusive, behind-the-scenes special features and will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.99 and $26.98, respectively.
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES* · “Lensing Liberty: The Making of Sons of Liberty” featurette · “Men of Independence: The Historic Figures of Sons of Liberty” featurette · “The Choreography of War: Creating the Battles and SPFX of Sons of Liberty” featurette *Subject to change