Top Gun is a firm reminder of how great the 80s movie experience could be when the right story, cinematography, acting and direction fall into perfect place.
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BLING! heading to theaters this weekend
Honestly, my kids would probably watch the heck out of this. Check out the details and video below.
Now is your chance to head to the to your local theater and rock out with the whole family to a new superhero adventure, BLING! Featuring the voice talents of Taylor Kitsch, Carla Gugino and James Woods, BLING follows the tale of lowly theme park mechanic Sam whose plan to marry the girl of his dreams is thwarted by a super villain. It is up to him and his team of superhero robots to save the city. Can this accident-prone amusement park mechanic get back his ring, stop the villain, and win the girl before it’s too late? This family-friendly, feature-length animated adventure will be available in Select Theaters starting May 6th.
Moenchengladbach/Germany, May 2, 2016 – No matter if they are experienced sea-dogs or snappy young businessmen, fans of maritime economic strategy simulations can be looking forward to raise their anchors with TransOcean 2: Rivals on May 11, 2016. Be it in the game’s single-player mode versus clever AI opponents or in the online multiplayer mode against up to seven real-life rivals - TransOcean 2: Rivals will offer challenges aplenty to all high sea logistics entrepreneurs.
Both the competitive multiplayer mode as well as the gripping single-player campaign of the economic strategy simulation TransOcean 2: Rivals promise players many hours of entertaining gameplay.
One competitive multiplayer mode
Up to eight rivals will be able to compete with one another in the online multiplayer mode of TransOcean 2: Rivals. Each game is divided into several rounds in which the players will have to complete various tasks in order to gain Victory Points. The player who will be able to acquire the most Victory Points at the end of the game wins. Victory Point criteria are always randomly defined, meaning that there will never be an overriding optimum strategy - each game will offer new challenges. The players should therefore employ all their strategic skills to stay ahead of their competition. Do they want to battle for economic dominance in different regions of the world or engage in sabotage activities to damage their rivals?
Three exciting single-player opportunities
The backstory of the single-player campaign neatly ties in with the ending of TransOcean: The Shipping Company. After some golden years, various intrigues by the vindictive investor Lydia Blythe-Smith have forced the successful ship owner to retreat from business. One day, however, an unexpected visitor announces herself at his retirement abode: Heather Witherspoon, the sister of his former advisor Hiram T. Witherspoon. Lydia has succeeded in getting the innocent man locked up in jail! Of course the player does not hesitate one second before plunging right back into the challenging world of international maritime trade in order to earn his friend’s bail.
The single-player campaign will start in North America and lead the player in six gripping chapters with steadily increasing levels of difficulty back to the top of the shipping industry. Throughout the campaign he will not only learn about the diverse gameplay elements and tactics of TransOcean 2: Rivals, but also discover new classes of ships, cargo and harbors. The ideal prerequisite for a successful multiplayer career!
Cunningly acting AI-rivals, new features such as sabotage operations and the thrilling backstory will provide exciting – and tricky – entertainment. A motivating medal system will inspire players to keep starting new game sessions in order to reach their optimum performance in each chapter.
In the Competition mode the game’s AI will adopt the part of the multiplayer mode’s human competitors. Every round will offer exciting victory conditions, that will keep combining into constantly new fields of activity and whose completion will be awarded with valuable Victory points. Besides a keen sense for timing and economic interrelationships, clever tricks such as acts of sabotage should be part of the player’s repertoire. The length of the game session and the number of enemy AI players (1 to 7) will be freely selectable. The Competition mode will therefore be not only great fun for single players but will also be ideally suited for those who would like to train different tactics for their next multiplayer challenge.
The Endless mode on the other hand will operate completely without any kind of constraints: Here ship owners will be able to manage their business to their heart’s content and work on growing it into their very own ocean carrier empire without any time limits or quests.
Demanding tasks will however not only be encountered on the open seas: During manual docking and undocking in the single player mode of TransOcean 2: Rivals captains will once more be able to prove their skills at the helm! This mini game which was already popular with fans of the first part of the game will occur randomly whenever the tugboat crews decide to go on strike for better pay.
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Power Rangers Dino Charge: Breakout on DVD, Digital HD, and on Demand July 23
Official news below.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Saban’s Powers Rangers are back in action with Power Rangers Dino Charge: Breakout, arriving on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD, and On Demand July 12 from Lionsgate. The Red, Black, Blue, Green, and Pink Rangers must once again rely on each other and their new dino-charged powers as they battle to defend the Earth from the villainous Sledge. This all-new Power Rangers series ranked #1 in its time period across all TV with kids 2-11. With an ever-growing fan base, Power Rangers Dino Charge: Breakout will be the biggest, and most shocking, Power Rangers adventure yet when it arrives on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
The Power Rangers will have to outsmart a puzzling villain, save a prince, and try to defeat Sledge's monsters. When the evil Fury unleashes the powerful Ptera Zord, only the Power Rangers can regain control with the help of their newest ally – the Gold Ranger!
Vinyl: The First Season available on Digital HD May 23 and Togetherness: The Complete Second Season available on Digital HD May 30
Official news below.
Vinyl, created by Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Mick Jagger (Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown), Academy Award® winner and Emmy® winner Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Boardwalk Empire) and acclaimed author Rich Cohen and Academy Award® nominee and multiple Emmy® winner Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), is set to make its Home Entertainment debut on Digital HD on May 23, 2016 and on Blu-ray with Digital HD and DVD with Digital HD June 7, 2016. Regarded as “the first new must-see series of 2016” (New York Magazine) and “crazy brilliant” (San Francisco Chronicle), the hit new drama series explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business of the 1970s New York at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop. Vinyl: The Complete First Season includes ‘Making Vinyl: Recreating the 70s’ featurette and Inside the Episode briefs. Exclusive to DVD and Blu-ray are audio commentaries by Terence Winter, Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, and where available, the Digital HD will include ‘Behind the Groove’ pieces.
Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale, two-time Emmy® winner, Boardwalk Empire), the founder and president of American Century Records, is trying to save his company and soul without destroying everyone in his path. With his passion for music and discovering talent gone by the wayside, and American Century on the precipice of being sold, he has a life-altering event that reignites his love of music, but severely damages his personal life. The drama features an amazing all-star cast including SAG Award nominee Olivia Wilde (Doll and Em), and multiple Emmy® winner Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond). Scorsese, Jagger and Winter executive produce along with Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras. Executive music producer, Mick Jagger. Winter serves as showrunner.
Vinyl: The Complete First Season TVMA
Digital Download May 23, 2016
Blu-ray with Digital HD & DVD with Digital HD June 7, 2016 / Order Date: May 3, 2016 Blu-ray with Digital HD (4 discs); DVD with Digital HD (4 discs) Approx. 660 minutes (not including bonus content)
The critically acclaimed series Togetherness, which “has arrived for a second season with all its powers intact and familiar characters deepened” (Wall Street Journal) and “has positively bloomed” (The New York Times), will be available on Digital HD May 30th. From executive producers/writers/directors Jay and Mark Duplass, the comedy follows the highs and lows of four adults trying to balance their relationships and individual dreams. After Brett and Michelle (Mark Duplass and Melanie Lynskey) nearly reached their breaking points, the season one finale of Togetherness saw Michelle kissing David while Brett was driving to Sacramento to declare his commitment to her. Season two reveals how the evening played out. Meanwhile, Michelle pushes ahead with her charter school plans as Brett looks for artistic inspiration. Following his big acting break, Alex (Steve Zissis) returns from New Orleans reinvigorated and Tina (Amanda Peet) presses herself to figure out what her life should look like. Through it all, this makeshift family continues to face the hilarity and anxieties of everyday life, while proving that they’re truly at their best when they’re together.
Full download of Togetherness: The Complete Second Season includes “Together Ons” exclusive and hilarious deep dives into each episode with the Duplass brothers as well as “Inside the Episodes.” The title is available from digital retailers for the suggested retail price of $10.49 (SD) / $16.09 (HD).
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Mighty No. 9 to be released on June 21!
Official news below.
Firstly, I would like to say again how sincerely sorry we are for how long we have kept all of our fans waiting. We are finally able to deliver some long awaited news regarding Mighty No. 9. We have now confirmed the following release dates for Mighty No. 9: June 21st 2016 (North America & Asia) and June 24th 2016 (World Wide). We understand that as a result of the various delays we have disappointed and let down our fans, but we are happy to finally be able to deliver the game to everyone who brought us this far.
With the game having "gone gold" we are in the last final stages of being able to deliver it into your hands, be that via your favorite retail outlet, or via digital channels. Therefore the release date we are announcing is set in stone and there will be no further delays for the game.
Portable versions for PlayStation® Vita and Nintendo 3DS T will follow at a later point.
It has been almost three years since the start of our Kickstarter campaign, which was only made possible through the support of our backers and fans around the world. This is a project where everyone's passions were combined in order to create something very special, and we are looking forward to delivering the final product to everyone who was involved. There can be no stronger connection between game creators and game fans.
Now that the dust has settled, we will be delivering Mighty No. 9 to everyone next month. How long will it take you to clear the main story on NORMAL? How many people are going to be able to clear MANIAC mode? What is going to be the fastest record for the time attack mode? We are looking forward to seeing the community answer all of these questions for us! Make sure to let us know your feedback and thoughts on the game through our SNS channels as you play the game. Your voices are what made this game possible, and we want to continue hearing what you think so that it may influence our future endeavors."
Call of Duty® is returning to its roots for a classic, epic battle of two armies unlike anything seen before in the record-setting series. Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare will launch worldwide Friday, November 4, immersing players in a war story that, for the first time in franchise history, extends beyond the reaches of Earth into the vast expanse of our solar system. Published by Activision and led by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also be available as the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, which includes the return of the full campaign and 10 multiplayer maps from the famed Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®, released in high-definition brilliance as Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Remastered*.
Infinite Warfare and the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, featuring Modern Warfare® Remastered, will be available for PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.
"This year, we're both honoring the heritage of Call of Duty while taking players to incredible new heights," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a bold, new vision from the studio that created the original Call of Duty and Modern Warfare, and an adventure on an insanely epic scale that only Call of Duty could deliver. And Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is one of the most beloved games of all-time, reborn for a new generation. We have lovingly remastered it with a whole new level of graphical fidelity and realism that wasn't possible when the original was released. It's going to be a great year for Call of Duty players."
"With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we are taking Call of Duty to places fans have never experienced in the series," said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. "On one hand, this game is the kind of gritty, boots on the ground, visceral war story that Call of Duty is known for. On the other, its future setting takes players on a journey of epic scale and proportions, providing incredible gameplay innovations and new experiences for our fans. This is a grand scale, old-school, all-out war in an epic new-school setting. And it's going to be a hell of a lot of fun."
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare puts storytelling front and center in a rich, immersive narrative. Infinity Ward breaks new ground by exploring the weight of leadership and its responsibilities. In a desperate time of overwhelming adversity, the player, as Captain of their own warship, must take command against a relentless enemy. Experienced soldiers are thrust into extraordinary circumstances that will test their training and reveal their true character as they learn to lead and to make the hard decisions necessary to achieve victory. The game also introduces stunning, never before seen environments, new weaponry, and inventive player abilities to Call of Duty. The entire campaign - from boots-on-ground combat to piloting high speed space-fighters - occurs as a near seamless experience with few visible loading times, and delivers the hallmark, blockbuster franchise moments that fans love.
One of the most critically acclaimed titles in the series, inspired by overwhelming community interest, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is being remastered for current generation consoles. Executive produced by Infinity Ward and developed by Raven, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* puts players into a modern-day action-thriller filled with the heart-stopping moments that made it one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all-time.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered boasts vibrant current generation visuals, with fully improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio, stunning sound, and much more. Fans will relive the full, iconic campaign as they're transported around the globe with Capt. Price, Gaz and Soap across all the missions from the original game, including "All Ghillied Up," "Charlie Don't Surf," and "Crew Expendable." Players will also experience the online multiplayer mode that redefined Call of Duty by introducing killstreaks, XP, Prestige and more, and battle head-to-head in 10 fan-favorite maps from the original multiplayer mode, including classics such as "Crash," "Backlot" and "Crossfire."
"The original Modern Warfare raised the bar on video games and forever will be remembered as one of the best. It's an honor to be developing the remaster and we are committed to faithfully remastering this classic for Call of Duty fans," stated Brian Raffel, studio head of Raven Software.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* is included with the following editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:
Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition - Includes both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, SRP $79.99. Digital Deluxe Edition - Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Season Pass, SRP $99.99. Legacy Pro Edition - Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Season Pass, collectible Steelbook, official game soundtrack and additional digital items, SRP $119.99.
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Call of Duty getting teased and a special announcement from Infinity Ward
Looks like Monday is going to be a helluva day. Check out the teaser trailer here for the next Call of Duty, as well as official details for Infinity Ward's announcement below.
Infinity Ward announced a special video stream happening tomorrow, Monday, May 2nd at 10:30am Pacific, during which members of the development team will speak to their fans and discuss their bold, new vision for Call of Duty.
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Zootopia hopping its way to Blu-ray/DVD/Digital in June
Haven't seen it, but the kids have been bugging me to death about it. So, I guess I have to see it now. I did hear it was amazingly funny. Anyway, official details of the Blu-ray release are below. Enjoy.
BURBANK, Calif., April 29, 2016 — Walt Disney Animation Studios’ (WDAS) comedy-adventure, “Zootopia” has broken records worldwide earning more than $900 million at the global box office to date. The best reviewed movie of 2016, critics and audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of “Zootopia” and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years! Thankfully, there’s more—much more.
When the runaway hit arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand (does not include bonus) platforms June 7, 2016, viewers will not only be able to enjoy the vibrant world of Zootopia and reunite with their favorite characters, but also discover more about the evolution of this extraordinary tale through in-depth bonus offerings.
Features include candid conversations with filmmakers and artists behind Zootopia, an alternate opening, never-before-seen characters and deleted scenes and a sneak peek at some of the hidden Easter Eggs that make reference to Disney Animation’s most beloved films and characters.
Bonus features include*:
BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD: Zoology: The Roundtables – Ginnifer Goodwin hosts an in-depth look at the movie’s characters, animation, environments and more. The artists at Disney Animation give a rare and in-depth look at the complexities of bringing an all-animal world to life from the ground-breaking technology behind the characters’ fur and clothing to the varied and vast environments of Tundratown, Sahara Square and the Rainforest District as well as the deep thought and research given to bringing 64 unique animal species to life through animation. The Origin of an Animal Tale – Follow the story’s development from its origins to a big story shift that turned the film upside down. In this feature-length documentary, filmmakers give a candid look into the difficulties of creating the story of Zootopia and the bold decision to switch the main character late in the production process, putting one resolute rabbit center stage. Research: A True-Life Adventure – The filmmakers traveled the globe to find inspiration for the diverse characters and amazing city of Zootopia. They reflect on the importance of research and how a deep dive into animal behavior at Disney Animal Kingdom theme park and a deep immersion into animal society on the African savanna shaped and inspired the characters of Zootopia and changed the filmmakers’ lives forever. Z.P.D. Forensic Files – Find the movie’s hidden Easter Eggs. Every city has its hidden gems, especially when it has been created by the filmmakers of Disney Animation who love nothing more than sprinkling hidden references to some of Disney’s greatest animated features throughout the story. Scoretopia – Academy Awardฎ-winning composer, Michael Giacchino spotlights five of cinema’s greatest percussionists and how they brought an organic, animalistic sound to his powerful and emotional music score. Deleted Characters – Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore introduce citizens of Zootopia who did not make the final cut. Deleted Scenes: Alternate Opening – Young Judy Hopps rescues a fellow classmate and realizes she can reach beyond a life in carrot farming to a future in law enforcement. Wild Times! Pitch – Nick desperately pitches the bankers of Zootopia on funding Wild Times!, an amusement park made exclusively for the predators of Zootopia and a sure-fire, money-making scheme for Nick and his friends. Alternate Homesick Hopps – After a frustrating first day on the force, Judy has a conversation with her parents. See how this scene changed from a heartfelt conversation with her parents to tough love when her parents discover their daughter is only a meter maid and not a “real cop.” Detective Work – Judy borrows a fellow police officer’s computer to conduct research, which turns out to be no small task. Alternate Jumbo Pop – In this early version of the story where Nick was the main character, the filmmakers and Jason Bateman were able to take hustling to a new level. Hopps’ Apartment – When Judy’s entire family pays her a surprise visit they are shocked to discover the company she’s keeping. The Taming Party – In this emotional clip from an early version of “Zootopia,” Judy attends her first “taming party” and gains a deeper understanding of the plight of the predator. ท “Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira
DVD: Scoretopia “Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira
DIGITAL HD EXCLUSIVE: International Character Reel - See the variances in news reporters in Zootopia around the world! Directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and produced by Clark Spencer (“Wreck-It-Ralph,” “Lilo & Stitch”), the progressive mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a melting pot where animals from every habitat live side by side and "anyone can be anything." But when new rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives in town she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of tough, hulking animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack an unsolved, challenging case even if it means working with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. But the case leads these two unlikely partners to an uneasy conclusion that Zootopia’s "evolved" society is being pulled apart by unseen forces determined to use fear to take control of the city by turning predators and prey against each other.
Others who helped bring the world of Zootopia to life, include a remarkable roster of voice talent including Idris Elba (BBC’s “Luther,” Golden Globeฎ-nominated for Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation”) as Judy’s no-nonsense cape buffalo boss Chief Bogo, Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child,” “Marcel the Shell”) as Assistant Mayor Bellwether, Nate Torrence (HBO’s “Hello Ladies,” Fox’s “Weird Loners”) as charming cheetah Clawhauser, Bonnie Hunt (“Return to Me,” “Jerry Maguire”) and Don Lake (“Dumb and Dumber To,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show”) as Judy’s anxious, but supportive parents, Tommy Chong (“Up in Smoke,” “That ’70s Show”) as Yax the Yak, J.K. Simmons (“Juno,” Oscarฎ winner for “Whiplash”) as Mayor Lionheart, Octavia Spencer (“Insurgent,” Oscarฎ winner for “The Help”) as the distraught Mrs. Otterton, Alan Tudyk (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Trumbo”) as Duke Weaselton, Shakira as the socially minded international pop star Gazelle, Raymond Persi (“Wreck-It Ralph,” WDAS story artist) as Flash the sloth, Maurice LaMarche (“Pinky and the Brain,” two-time Emmyฎ winner “Futurama”) as Mr. Big, Tiny Lister (“Friday,” “The Fifth Element”) as Finnick, John DiMaggio (Fox’s “Futurama,” Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time”) as Jerry Jumbeaux Jr., Katie Lowes (ABC’s “Scandal,” “Big Hero 6”) as Dr. Badger, and Jesse Corti (“Frozen,” “Beauty and the Beast”) as Mr. Manchas.
The film is also supported by an emotional and powerful music score created by Michael Giacchino (“Jurassic World,” Academy Awardฎ-winning composer for Disney•Pixar’s “Up”) and an inspiring original song, “Try Everything,” performed by Grammyฎ-winning, international superstar Shakira (voice of Zootopia’s biggest pop star, Gazelle) and written by Grammyฎ-winning singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate.
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Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers
If you're looking for a good fighting game this holiday that's accessible, not overly technical, and doesn't require a commitment or previous experience to enjoy, give Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers a serious look. It's hard to beat for the cost.
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Gang Beasts Online Multiplayer Beta released!
Official news below.
April 29th, 2016 - Sunderland, United Kingdom - Independent developers Boneloaf and Coatsink open the online multiplayer beta for Gang Beasts, the silly multiplayer party game with hostile gelatinous characters fighting in the hazardous streets and buildings of Beef City.
Opening the online multiplayer beta to Steam users will give players access to game modes for fighting with friends (and enemies) without needing to leave their home. The initial online multiplayer build is limited to three test stages with new stages, game modes and additional server capacity coming in subsequent releases. The support for online game modes will be merged into the default Gang Beasts Early Access builds when the online multiplayer beta testing has ended.
“We are frequently asked to implement support for online multiplayer game modes in Gang Beasts but couldn’t commit to publicly testing online support without securing the necessary infrastructure and technical resources,” said James Brown, Director at Boneloaf. “With Coatsink’s support and the support of platform holders, we are now in a position to extend our internal play testing to the Steam community.”
“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Boneloaf on this project throughout, and now we’re really excited to help bring online multiplayer to Gang Beasts,” said Tom Beardsmore, CEO at Coatsink. “Not only is it a natural progression for the game, but we know the community has been clamoring for it - and it always feels good to be able to deliver something that players really want.”
Gang Beasts is currently available in Early Access on Steam. Steam users that want to participate in the online multiplayer beta can find more information at http://j.mp/beefcity