HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 23, 2015) – Hailed as “the most exhilarating film this century”, director Christopher Nolan’s “must-see masterpiece” (New York Post) INTERSTELLAR makes its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand March 31, 2015, from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD March 17, 2015. A breathtaking filmmaking achievement, INTERSTELLAR has been named one of the Top Ten movies of the year by Rolling Stone, Esquire, the New York Post and more, and has received five Academy Award® nominations including Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Score. Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey1 stars as ex-pilot-turned-farmer Cooper, who must leave his family and a foundering Earth behind to lead an expedition traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. The film also stars Academy Award-winners Anne Hathaway2 and Michael Caine3 and Academy Award-nominees Jessica Chastain4 and John Lithgow5. INTERSTELLAR will be available in a three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet™ and three hours of in-depth, behind-the-scenes bonus content detailing the epic shoot, the scientific realities explored in the film, a look at creating the stunning visuals, plus an extended cut of “The Science of Interstellar” broadcast special and much more. For a limited time, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will also include an authentic, collectible Interstellar film cell from an original 70MM IMAX print of the film.
INTERSTELLAR Blu-ray Combo Pack The INTERSTELLAR Blu-ray of the feature film is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray of bonus material is presented in 1080p high definition with English 2.0 Dolby Digital and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film, as well as the following:
Blu-ray #1 · Feature film in high definition
Blu-ray #2 · The Science of Interstellar—Extended cut of the broadcast special. · Plotting an Interstellar Journey—Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs. · Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie. · The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, and clean up after, a catastrophic dust storm. · TARS and CASE—Designing and building these unique characters and how they were brought to life on set and in the film. · Cosmic Sounds—The concepts, process, and recording of Hans Zimmer’s unforgettable score. · The Space Suits—A look at the design and build of the suits and helmets, and what it was like to wear them. · The Endurance—Explore this massive set with a guided tour by production designer Nathan Crowley. · Shooting in Iceland: Miller’s Planet/Mann’s Planet—Travel with the cast and crew to Iceland and see the challenges they faced in creating two vastly different worlds in one country. · The Ranger and the Lander—A look at the other two spaceships in the film. · Miniatures in Space—Marvel at the large-scale models used in the explosive docking sequence. · The Simulation of Zero-G—Discover the various methods that the filmmakers used to create a zero gravity environment. · Celestial Landmarks—Explore how the filmmakers used practical special effects informed by real scientific equations to give the illusion of real space travel for both the actors and the audience. · Across All Dimensions and Time—A look at the concept and design of the Tesseract, which incorporated a practical set rather than a green screen. · Final Thoughts—The cast and crew reflect back on their Interstellar experience. · Theatrical Trailers
DVD · Feature film in standard definition
Dying Light gets a release date (and more)
A lot sooner than most thought. Always good news. Anyway, enjoy the official details below.
January 23, 2015 – Techland announced today the updated global launch dates for Dying Light. The game will have a worldwide digital release on PC of January 27, 2015. In North and South America, the digital release and physical copies for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be available at the same day. In Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia, Dying Light will have a digital release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One of January 28, 2015. Physical copies of the game will be released in these territories on February 27, 2015. Additionally all of the physical preordered versions will include two DLC packs, Cuisine & Cargo and Ultimate Survivor Bundle, free of charge. Subsequently, the “Be the Zombie” multiplayer mode, where players take control of the Night Hunter and can invade others’ games, will be now be available for free on all platforms everywhere.
A statement from the good folks at Techland:
Dear gamers, As you already know, today we detailed our launch timing for Dying Light. Although the changes affect only the release of boxed copies in certain territories, we want to show all of you our appreciation for your continued support. Thus, we’re really happy to announce that “Be the Zombie” will be available for free to everyone, on all platforms, in all territories. We’ll also be giving away extra weapon dockets to everyone who pre-ordered Dying Light and signed up at Dockets.DyingLightGame.com. We want to thank you for your patience and support in this matter and can’t wait for you to enjoy playing Dying Light and invading other players’ game in the “Be the Zombie” mode. - Dying Light Team
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DeNA launches Blood Brothers 2
Official details below. Enjoy.
Today DeNA released Blood Brothers 2, the sequel to the hit dark-fantasy role-playing game (RPG) Blood Brothers. The original Blood Brothers has been downloaded more than 35 million times and spent 7 months as a top 10-grossing app on Google Play. The action-packed title is available now to download for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google play for Android devices.
The art style, storytelling and mechanics that made the original so successful are amplified in Blood Brothers 2, providing players with a deeper, customizable gaming experience. Immersed in a world of chaos and war, players will need to build a powerful army to challenge their enemies and restore order. With endless options to strategize and shape their armies, players will venture through the land of Arnashia acquiring skills and creating their own stories. Those who play Blood Brothers 2 during launch week will receive a unique in-game character and other awesome rewards.
Today, BANDAI NAMCO Games America releases its latest game update for the free-to-play title for PC, BATTLELINE: STEEL WARFARE, which introduces the first six unit tanks to the game!
The latest update brings the BMP-1M, Tiger I and M26 Pershing tanks for players to command and maneuver to strategically combat their opponents. These unique tanks are equipped with faster speeds and higher damage tolerance, which is advantageous during battle. All of the tanks are now available for purchase for players currently at level 28 in BATTLELINE: STEEL WARFARE.
BATTLELINE: STEEL WARFARE is currently in second beta and will continue to see new additions of tanks every month that will aid players in seizing the battle line.
To stay up to date on the latest tanks and game features, visit the BATTLELINE: STEEL WARFARE website, or forums.
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Baymax leads national hugging day
Say what you will, but I'm okay with a national hugging day. There are some people out there that really need one. Check out the official national hugging day details below.
BURBANK, CA, January 21, 2015 – After much deliberation and even more hugging, Baymax, the lovable personal companion robot and star of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s action-packed comedy adventure and Academy Award® Nominated film “Big Hero 6,” was today named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day™!
The coveted award was presented by the Ambassador of Hugs, Kevin Zaborney, founder and creator of National Hugging Day.™ Baymax humbly accepted the award from his residence in San Fransokyo where he attributed the honor to his “non-threatening, huggable design” and said he looks forward to spending the upcoming year giving and receiving hugs from all.
The Most Huggable Character Award coincides with this month’s National Hugging Day™ held annually on January 21. National Hugging Day™ was created to encourage people around the world show more affection in public. There is only one way you are supposed to celebrate the holiday: offer a hug to anyone and everyone you want. If you plan on hugging Baymax, however, please be sure to empty your pockets of any and all sharp objects first.
Past winners of the Most Huggable Awards have included Joan Rivers who wrote after receiving her award, "I'm tempted to start saying 'Can we hug?' instead of 'Can we talk'" alluding to her participating in a telephone company ad; Jeff Ondash (aka Teddy McHuggins); Tessla Queen (bingtopia.com); and Mata Amritanandamayi (Kerela, India known as the "Hugging Saint").
Resident Evil HD Remaster is almost everything promised. After all these years, it still doesn’t miss a step.
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We've seen this type of third-person action game before, and done better at times. Scourge: Outbreak does bring the action it promises, but also brings some flaws with it that hurt that action. Still, it's tough to argue what you get with the price it's being sold for, which is at a very affordable 800 MSP. Give this one a shot, but don't expect perfection.
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Activision had a helluva 2014
Not shocking considering how good each of their major releases were last year. On top of this, I wish more major companies would take that Rockstar/Bethesda route with game releases. What I mean by that is that releasing a smaller amount of high quality titles versus trying to flood the market with decent-to-good titles turns out better for not only the company, but also gamers.
Anyway, check out the official details for Activision below.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - January 16, 2015 -- Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), delivered the top-selling console video game of 2014 with Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and the top-selling kids video game in the world with Skylanders Trap Team(1). Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare topped the U.S. charts for 2014 and claimed the title of the #1 top-selling console game of 2014 globally(1). Call of Duty is also the #1 franchise in the U.S. for the sixth year in a row in the U.S., based on revenue(2). Skylanders® Trap Team is the #1 top-selling kids video game globally, and Skylanders is the #1 kids video game franchise of the year in the U.S, and globally, for the third year in a row, based on retail sell-through including toys and accessories(1).
"We'd like to thank our fans for making Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare the #1 top-selling video game in the world, Skylanders Trap Team the top-selling kids game in the world and Destiny the #1 new video game IP of 2014," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "As much fun as we had making these games, we've had even more fun playing alongside you. Stay tuned. We have more exciting games in store for fans this year."
In addition to these wins, Destiny, the epic new game from Activision and Bungie, is the #2 top-selling console game among all titles in the U.S. in 2014, based on revenue(2). Destiny is also the top-selling new video game IP of the year and had the biggest launch of a new video game franchise in history(1). And Skylanders continued to lead the 'Toys to Life' category for the third consecutive year.
"Skylanders continues its leadership position as the #1 kids video game franchise globally as well as in the U.S. by wide margins. As a global franchise in 2014, Skylanders is 30% bigger than its nearest competitor. And Skylanders Trap Team outsold its nearest competitor globally by 17%," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "As the creators of the 'Toys to Life' category, we are thrilled to continue to lead it for the third consecutive year."
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is developed by Sledgehammer Games for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC, and is available via direct digital download. A current gen version for Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is also available. 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.
Skylanders® Trap Team introduces a ground-breaking innovation that lets Portal Masters "trap" the most wanted villains in Skylands and then play as them in the game in the battle for good. The game offers an unprecedented new addition to the game's play pattern in the form of Traptanium™ Traps. When this new type of toy is placed into the Traptanium Portal, Portal Masters can "capture" a variety of special villains from the game and magically transport them from Skylands into the real world -- effectively bringing life to toys. Additionally, Skylanders Trap Team advances the gaming industry by offering the full AAA game experience on both tablet and console for the first time ever.
The fourth installment of the award-winning, $2 billion game franchise, Skylanders Trap Team is playable with more than 175 unique toys from all previous Skylanders games. Every character is able to defeat and trap villains using Traptanium™ Traps, providing fans more ways to enjoy their collections. The game is available on the following platforms: Nintendo's Wii™ system and Nintendo's Wii U™ system; a variety of iPads®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems from Sony. A different adventure is also available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. For more information, please visit: www.skylanders.com and Activision.com/presscenter.
Destiny casts players as a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to explore the ancient ruins of our solar system in a social, living universe filled with other players. Players will journey through environments spanning the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus while creating their own legend as they and their friends venture out into the stars to reclaim the treasures and secrets lost after the collapse of humanity. Over the course of their adventures, players will become more powerful as they wield rare and exotic weapons, gear, and super abilities.
Destiny is rated T for Teen by the ESRB (Animated Blood and Violence), and is available now for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system (PlayStation Plus required for some features), PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft (Xbox Live Gold required for some features). For more information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com. For exclusive updates, follow the official Destiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter, and interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net.
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WWE Immortals announced for mobile
Check out those official details below.
BURBANK, Calif. and Stamford, Conn. – January 15, 2015 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and WWE today announced WWE Immortals for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices is now available worldwide on the App Store and Google Play™. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the creators of the best-selling Mortal Kombat franchise and Injustice: Gods Among Us, in conjunction with Phosphor Game Studios, WWE Immortals is a free-to-play title that features Superstar battles in a fantastically re-imagined WWE world.
WWE Immortals offers an action-packed mobile gameplay experience that takes WWE Superstars such as John Cena®, The Rock®, Brock Lesnar®, Triple H®, Roman Reigns®, The Bella Twins™, Big Show® and Sheamus®, out of the ring and into an alternate universe where they battle as out-of-this-world versions of their in-ring personas. Utilizing a touch-based combat system, opponents can wield over-the-top signature Superstar moves and devastating powers to conquer opponents in bone-crunching matches. As the game progresses, participants can supercharge their roster with gear and support cards, engage with players around the world, and participate in in-game challenges tied to WWE pay-per-view events.
“WWE Immortals is a heart-pounding experience that brings the world-renowned WWE brand to fans and gamers in a whole new way,” said Greg Ballard, Senior Vice President, Mobile, Social and Emerging Platforms, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The game will continue to evolve with our ongoing support of events and updates to the roster that will keep the game fresh for many months to come.”
“Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios have brought the larger-than-life personalities of WWE Superstars and Divas to fans in a new way,” said Casey Collins, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products, WWE. “WWE Immortals is a great addition to our portfolio of free-to-play mobile games that lets fans and gamers around the world enjoy fast-paced and over-the-top action.”
Sniper Elite 3 'Ultimate Edition' bringing the goods
Yep, that's about everything you would want for Sniper Elite 3. Check out the details below.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – 505 Games and Rebellion today announced the upcoming release of The Sniper Elite 3 ‘Ultimate Edition’ including the award-winning thrilling tactical shooter plus additional DLC content in one explosive package. This expanded experience is designed to give players everything they need to traverse the unforgiving yet exotic terrain of North Africa as they embroil themselves in a savage conflict against Nazi Germany’s elite Afrika Korps and infamous SS Special Forces. The Sniper Elite 3 ‘Ultimate Edition’ will be available March 10, 2015 for $29.99/39.99 on PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4/Xbox Onerespectively.
Sharpshooters can test their mettle playing the third installment in the popular Sniper Elite series along with nine additional bonus DLC. Since launch the game has also been expanded with six multiplayer maps and three additional gameplay modes.
Sniper Elite 3 ‘Ultimate Edition’ includes:
‘Save Churchill’ DLC - A three-part campaign challenging players to foil a plot to assassinate inspirational British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, featuring the biggest environments in Sniper Elite series to date: Save Churchill Part 1: In Shadows Save Churchill Part 2: Belly of the Beast Save Churchill Part 3: Confrontation
Six Weapons Packs – Added fire power to help players eliminate their targets: Hunter Weapons Pack Camouflage Weapons Pack Patriot Weapons Pack Sniper Rifles Weapons Pack Axis Weapons Pack Eastern Front Weapons Pack
Bonus content added to the base game since launch:
Six Multiplayer Maps – Expand your experience in the field with a diversity of treacherous and complex environments Fracture Night Watch Outpost Canyon Plantation Lost Valley Airstrip
Three Distinct Gameplay Modes – Hone your skills with three additional challenging missions The Shooting Range (Single player Mode) ‘Twilight Strike’ Overwatch Mission (Co-Op Mission) Capture The Flag (Multiplayer Mode)