Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is a damn good game that has little flaws attached to it, which is impressive for a launch title. Not all the visuals were completely next-gen, but Montreal really was thinking about how a next generation game should be and act when they were creating Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. You can see it in so many elements of the game, but not all of the elements are quite there yet. If they can expand from this mold then the next Assassin’s Creed should be a helluva title. ‘If’ being the word in that sentence.
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Activision releases new Call of Duty: Black Ops III screenshots
Can't wait to see how this game turns out. Anyway, enjoy the goods below.
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Spy announced for Blu-ray release in September
I have heard some great things about this film. Check out the Blu-ray details below. Enjoy that long list of special features.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 4, 2015) – Queen of Comedy Melissa McCarthy “in her funniest movie yet” (Leonard Maltin, LeonardMaltin.com) embarks on the mission of a lifetime as secret agent Susan Cooper in SPY. The September 29th Blu-ray release will include two versions of the film - Theatrical and never-before-seen Unrated Cut. The DVD will feature the Theatrical version. Both the Theatrical version and Unrated Cut of Spy will also be available on Digital HD September 4th. The global ensemble cast features Jason Statham, Jude Law and Rose Byrne who deliver hysterical performances in this summer blockbuster hit that totaled over $100 million in the domestic box office. The movie was adored by critics who gave it an astounding 95% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
McCarthy is armed and hilarious in this “outrageously entertaining” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) comedy hit from director Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids). Deskbound CIA analyst Susan Cooper (McCarthy) is about to become the world’s newest — and unlikeliest — secret weapon. When her partner (Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Statham) is compromised, Susan volunteers to go deep undercover and bring down a deadly arms dealer. Loaded with wise-cracking action and adventure, SPY is a mission impossible to resist!
Unlike Susan’s absurd yet effective secret agent gadgets, the SPY Unrated Blu-ray™ can barely conceal its massive amounts of bonus features, including two gag reels, fifteen alternate scenes and an all-new Unrated Cut with an extra 10 minutes! With more than two hours of never-before-seen footage, fans of the film will be able to join the fun on set as the cast cracks up while doing Feig’s bidding, learn just how handsy the world of espionage can get for McCarthy, and see just how all those bats made it into the CIA Headquarters and onto Susan’s desserts! And don’t forget to check out the 15 classified alternate scenes and three redacted scenes, featuring Jason Statham as you’ve never seen him and outrageous performances by the rest of the cast, including Miranda Hart, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Serafinowicz, and 50 Cent. Fans can also join the filmmakers, including Feig and producer Jessie Henderson, as they talk about how the summer’s funniest film came to life while you watch it.
SPY UNRATED BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES Unrated Cut 3 Redacted Scenes 15 Classified Alternate Scenes Top Secret Gag Reel Extra Top Secret Behind-the-Scenes Gag Reel Director of Intelligence Feig Makes the Cast Do His Bidding Susan and Her Men Super Villain Rayna Can’t Keep it Together Super Vermin The Many Deaths of Anton The Trouble With Covers The Great Rick Ford For Your Eyes Only: Jokes-A-Plenty The Handsy World of Spies Speaking is an Art Form Super Villains of the Animal World How Spy Was Made – 8 Behind the Scenes Featurettes Gallery The Filmmakers Tell You How Spy Was Made While You Watch The Movie! aka The Commentary Track (Jessie Henderson, John Vecchio, Paul Feig, Robert Yeoman, Walter Garcia)
SPY DVD SPECIAL FEATURES Top Secret Gag Reel Extra Top Secret Behind-the-Scenes Gag Reel Susan and Her Men The Great Rick Ford Gallery The Filmmakers Tell You How Spy Was Made While You Watch The Movie! aka The Commentary Track (Jessie Henderson, John Vecchio, Paul Feig, Robert Yeoman, Walter Garcia)
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Halo 5: Guardians Edition A40+MixAmp M80 for Xbox One announced from Astro
Sweet-sassy. Enjoy the details and pics, folks.
(GAMESCOM) COLOGNE, GERMANY – AUGUST 4, 2015 – ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, today announced the upcoming release of a special Halo 5: Guardians Edition A40+MixAmp™ M80 gaming headset. Officially licensed for the Xbox One, the new ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition features a custom dark chrome matte finish with metallic blue accents and a subtle yet striking Halo-inspired graphical treatment. With the ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition, gamers can now enjoy audiophile-grade sound and an unprecedented level of control over their gaming audio environment as they experience the biggest Halo game yet in Halo 5: Guardians, available beginning October 27, 2015 exclusively for Xbox One.
In addition, the ASTRO A40+MixAmp™ M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition will include a special downloadable in-game REQ Pack* for Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One which features a special ASTRO Gaming in-game emblem.
* REQ Packs are a bundle of random, digital goods in the form of unlockable weapons and armors, skins, vehicles and more that players can use in the Arena and Warzone multiplayer modes.
The ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition will officially release in September, but is available now for pre-order at select retailers nationwide and directly from ASTRO Gaming at www.astrogaming.com, for $220 USD.
“The ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition perfectly balances looks and performance. It represents the culmination of our design philosophy at work: to develop the highest quality gaming audio products; to make them so comfortable you’ll never want to take them off, and frankly, you’ll probably forget they are even there; and, to make them look so authentic and true that you’ll proudly wear them wherever you game,” said Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing at ASTRO Gaming. “And, there’s no better proof than the countless hours you are about to spend romping around the lush, sound-filled environments of Halo 5: Guardians; blasting enemies in rich audio; and, using our patented game-to-voice balance to quiet the shrieks for assistance from your co-op buddy who is being chased by some new legendary alien foe!”
ASTRO A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition features include:
Officially Licensed Xbox One Headset – Designed specifically for Xbox One, the A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5: Guardians Edition will provide hours of game playing, movie watching and music listening excitement with superior fit and comfort as well as premium audio tuning for Xbox One.
New MixAmp™ M80 – Newly designed exclusively for Xbox One, the MixAmp™ M80 is a controller-mounted audio device that works with the ASTRO A40 Headset to deliver game-to-voice balancing, volume control via a volume wheel, push-button mute and distinct EQ Modes.
New Halo 5: Guardians Inspired Color & Design – The A40+MixAmp M80 Halo 5 : Guardians Edition features a new unique color scheme inspired entirely by Halo 5: Guardians – a deep and rich dark chrome matte headset finish with black undertones and metallic blue accents combined with a subtle Halo graphical treatment. Design palette matches the Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One console and controller.
ASTRO Audio Experience – Engineered specifically for gaming, ASTRO audio experience delivers audiophile-grade sound in a richly detailed positional audio experience.
Removable Mic System – A highly precise, noise-canceling removable boom mic, which can be removed and swapped from ear to ear for a more customizable in-game communication experience.
The Casual Vacancy is certainly worthy of a go, but it needed a bit more resounding ‘umph’ to make it a worthy mini-series that added yet another feather in J.K. Rowling’s successful writing cap. It certainly showed she had some range with her writing, though. That’s a very bright spot.
EA reveals Madden NFL 16 soundtrack
Nice track list. Check out the details below.
August 3, 2015 – EA SPORTS today announced the full EA Trax soundtrack for Madden NFL 16, showcasing new music from a multi-genre roster of superstar acts and up-and-coming bands. In addition to new songs from The Weeknd, Yelawolf and Blackberry Smoke, the soundtrack also features world-premieres from new artists Brooke Candy, Jimi Charles Moody, LunchMoney Lewis, Robert DeLong and Youngblood Hawke.
“For the last few years, our Madden soundtracks focused on recreating the stadium experience,” explains Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing for EA. “But with Madden NFL 16, we’ve now returned to our roots for introducing new artists and new music. This soundtrack is truly one of our most adventurous, and one we think fans will enjoy the mix of genres and artists we’ve included. Once again, ‘Madden Music’ will define the sound of the upcoming season.”
The full track list is below, with highlights for brand-new music. Fans can listen to the full play list here.
In addition to the new soundtrack, EA SPORTS is teaming up with Spotify to offer a new Madden NFL profile on the streaming music service. Introduced in June, the profile currently features some of the greatest songs from the previous editions of the Madden NFL franchise. Tracks from the new soundtrack are now available on the Madden NFL Spotify profile, allowing fans to access their favorite songs anytime they like. Throughout the NFL season, fans can come back every week on “Madden Music Mondays” for fresh songs and artists, as well as special themed playlists hand-selected by NFL teams.
Madden NFL 16 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 entertainment system on August 25, 2015. To learn more about Madden NFL 16, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl.
Bram Stoker's Dracula comes home to Blu-ray in October
OOOOooooo, this looks nice. Check out the details below.
CULVER CITY, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2015) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) launches the Supreme Cinema Series line with BRAM STOKER DRACULA on Blu-ray and Digital HD on Oct. 6. The first-of-its-kind, SPHE acrylic clear Case limited edition collector packaging will only be available while supplies last.
The Supreme Cinema Series edition of BRAM STOKER DRACULA includes 24-pages of rare photos, behind-the-scenes detail and an all-new personalized written introduction from Director Francis Ford Coppola. Coppola, along with his son, Second Unit/Visual Effects Director, Roman Coppola, together participated in a new, on-camera retrospective, reflecting on how the film has impacted their lives and careers. The bonus features also offer the original 1993 commentary with Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Coppola and Makeup Supervisor Greg Cannom.
The film is presented with an all-new 4K restoration and exclusive Dolby Atmos sound, available both as a standalone Blu-ray and in a limited edition Blu-ray Supreme Cinema Series Clear Case. The new Dolby Atmos audio, remixed specifically for the home theater environment, delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
Originally released in 1992, BRAM STOKER DRACULA follows the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian prince, Dracula (Gary Oldman) who travels from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of human love. After centuries alone, the charismatic Dracula meets Mina (Winona Ryder), a young woman who appears as the reincarnation of his lost love and the two embark on a journey of romantic passion and horror.
BRAM STOKER DRACULA is the first release under the new SPHE Supreme Cinema Series banner. The Supreme Cinema Series is a premium, limited edition collection befitting beloved cinematic favorites and modern classics. Each film is presented with pristine high definition picture, enhanced sound and a collection of new and/or archival special features, creating an ultimate edition for first-time viewers and fans alike. Complete with unique Clear Case packaging, the Supreme Cinema Series is the optimal way to celebrate these unforgettable cinematic experiences.
Synopsis: From award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola comes the remake of the classic and chilling tale about the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian prince (Gary Oldman) who travels from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of human love. After centuries alone in his crumbling castle, Dracula taste for humanity has grown bold with desire, drawing him out of seclusion. When the charismatic Dracula meets Mina (Winona Ryder), a young woman who appears as the reincarnation of his lost love, the two embark on a journey of romantic passion and horror. Now fully remastered in 4K, experience this sensual gothic spectacle like never before.
All-New Blu-ray Bonus Features Include (for both skus): - 4K Restoration & Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)* - Reflections in Blood: Francis Ford Coppola and Bram Stoker's Dracula - Practical Magicians: A Collaboration Between Father and Son - Rare 1993 Commentary with Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Coppola and Greg Cannom *To experience Dolby Atmos at home, Dolby Atmos enabled AV receivers and additional speakers are required; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment
Also Featured (for both skus): - Deleted Scenes - Audio Commentary & Film Introduction by Director Francis Ford Coppola - 4 Legacy Featurettes
Limited Edition Supreme Cinema Series Sku Also Includes - High-end Clear Case package - 24 pages of rare photos, behind-the-scenes info and an all-new exclusive written introduction from Director Francis Ford Coppola
BRAM STOKER DRACULA has a run time of approximately 128 minutes and is rated R. Clear Case packaging produced by Multi Packaging Solutions.
Rise of Incarnates adds Red Dragon
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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America announces a new character to the lineup of Rise of Incarnates -- a free-to-play, 2-versus-2 (2v2) competitive co-op battle arena game now available for PC on Steam. Coming August 26, Rise of Incarnates will welcome the new playable character, Red Dragon.
Jedrek Tyler was a direct ancestor of the one man able to make contact with a daimon known as The Prophet during the first annihilation of humankind. Embracing the Prophet's guidance as his destiny, Tyler rose against the Sovereign, but the world still went down a path of destruction. After a fatal battle, the Prophet retrieved Tyler’s body, putting him into a long-term cold sleep. In order to survive such a state, and give him another chance at life, the Prophet had to implant large quantities of both lamina and herald tissue into Tyler's body, transforming him into the Red Dragon -- far different from the Jedrek Tyler that he once was.
In combat, the Red Dragon’s greatest asset is his wings, which allow him to whip and spin past his enemies. The Red Dragon can also incinerate his enemies with a fiery breath, making him a dangerous opponent.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Reckoning DLC available tomorrow
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Santa Monica, CA - August 3, 2015 - Sledgehammer Games and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), close out an epic season of Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare downloadable content (DLC) with Reckoning, available starting tomorrow Aug. 4, on Xbox Live from Microsoft for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The game's fourth and final DLC pack delivers four all-new maps, the return of the Exo Grapple playlist and the rousing conclusion to Exo Zombies.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reckoning delivers four thrilling new multiplayer maps:
Overload: Set in downtown New Baghdad, the map's multiple levels and long perimeter site-lines are great for medium to long-range combat. Modern architecture provides a tactical layout with a grand view.
Quarantine: This medium sized map takes place on an island following a deadline outbreak that features both tight corners and open areas that combine to allow for any style of gameplay. In the atrium, every step is precious as the floor opens up, in a timed dynamic event, to reveal a bottomless disposal pit.
Fracture: Locked away in the arctic, players take refuge behind wind turbines and heavy equipment that allow for large combat. As the ice buckles and breaks away, flooding escape routes, long-site lines are more key.
Swarm: Narrow corridors of this small to medium sized map in Seoul, South Korea, are the setting. Close quarter store interiors tell the story of a war scarred city that has flanking routes and cover all around.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reckoning also brings fans Descent, a new experience that introduces a remote ocean Atlas survival facility, new "fused" exo zombie enemies, and the Trident Reflected Energy Weapon. In the dramatic conclusion of the Exo Zombies saga, Descent continues where Carrier left off. Following the discovery that one of their own (John Malkovich - In the Line of Fire, RED, Burn After Reading) is now among the undead, the squad (Bill Paxton - Aliens, Titanic, Edge of Tomorrow, Rose McGowan - Planet Terror, Scream, Jon Bernthal - Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street and Bruce Campbell - Burn Notice, Bubba Ho-Tep) find themselves in a difficult situation as they attempt to discover the true cause of the global pandemic and the terrible secret that Atlas has been hiding.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reckoning will be available tomorrow, first on Xbox Live for a suggested retail price of $14.99. The Reckoning DLC Pack is also included in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's DLC Season Pass*, featuring all four DLC Packs planned for the year, as part of the discounted bundle offered at a suggested retail price of $49.99 - a discount of $10 off the individual purchase of all four DLC Map Packs**.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC is developed by Sledgehammer Games with additional development by Raven Software and High Moon Studios. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is available for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4, PC, as well as Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The title is rated M for Mature with Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language. For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.com, www.facebook.com/callofduty, www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram.
Justified: The Complete Series heading to Blu-ray/DVD in October
Have heard a lot of nice things about this show. Love me some Timothy Olyphant. He should be considered for a young Han Solo. Anyway, details below about Justified: The Complete Series.
CULVER CITY, Calif. (August 3, 2015) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment tips its hat for fans one last time with the October 13 Blu-ray™ and DVD release of JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE SERIES. The new set debuts just in time for must-have holiday gift lists. Based on Elmore Leonard’s short story, “Fire in the Hole,” this critically acclaimed FX drama from Sony Pictures Television and Bluebush Productions, stars Timothy Olyphant (“Damages”) as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, a man who attempts to bring law and order back to Harlan County. Walton Goggins (“Sons of Anarchy”) plays Raylan’s longtime rival, Boyd Crowder.
Relive this modern-day police drama with its non-stop gun-slinging action and renegade style of justice.
JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE SERIES will include the full 78 episodes with all previously released bonus material. The 19-disc set will contain over 24 hours of special features including a gag reel and three all-new featurettes. “Writers’ Room Tour with Graham Yost” follows the creator of Justified as he gives viewers an inside look at what happens inside the writers’ room of the show. “Leaving Harlan Alive: Making the Final Season” gives fans a behind the scenes look at Season Six while “Harlan Revisited: Favorite Moments” queries cast members about some of their favorite scenes and memories from the series. Also included in the complete series set will be “In Elmore’s Words” featuring actors, who worked with Elmore Leonard, reading select passages from some of his most well-known pieces of work, including “Fire in the Hole,” “Three-Ten to Yuma,” “Killshot,” “Get Shorty” and more. Exclusive to the Limited Edition Blu-ray™ set is a Justified flask, collectible packaging and a commemorative disc book highlighting one of the most epic franchises to air on television.
JUSTIFIED: THE COMPLETE SERIES features an extraordinary ensemble cast, which in addition to Olyphant and Goggins, includes Nick Searcy (“Hawaii Five-0”), Jere Burns (“Bates Motel”), Joelle Carter (“Castle”), Jacob Pitts (“Person of Interest”), and Erica Tazel (“The Office”). The series’ guest stars have been some of the best, including Natalie Zea (“The Following”), Mike O’Malley (“Glee”), Patton Oswalt (“The Goldbergs”), Emmy® winner for his role as Dickie Bennett, Jeremy Davies (2012, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series) and Emmy® winner for her role as Mags Bennett, Margo Martindale (2011, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series).
SYNOPSIS For six electrifying seasons, no crime series proved more combustible than the Peabody Award-winning Justified. At the explosive center of the action, Western-style, Stetson-wearing, gun-slinging U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) confronts murder, drugs, bank heists, mobsters, crime families, corrupt politicians and even his own tumultuous past – and never backs down. His ultimate adversary is the cunning, complex outlaw Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), but the real wild card is Ava Crowder (Joelle Carter), the mysterious woman torn between the two men and both sides of the law. From creator Graham Yost and based on legendary author Elmore Leonard’s crime novella “Fire in the Hole,” it all leads to a perfectly unexpected final showdown.
Blu-ray™ & DVD Special Features: “That’s a Wrap” Gag Reel Three All-New Featurettes Writers’ Room Tour with Graham Yost Leaving Harlan Alive: Making the Final Season Harlan Revisited: Favorite Moments In Elmore’s Words - featuring actors, who worked with Elmore Leonard, reading select passages from some of his most well-known pieces of work
Limited Edition Blu-ray™ Exclusive Special Features: Justified Flask Collectible Packaging Commemorative Disc Book