Enhanced as it may be, Risen 3: Titan Lords is still a very rough experience with too many problems that outweigh its merits.
Magnoia Home Entertainment's Documentary On NBA Legend Dirk Nowitzki Available Sept 29
Dirk rarely makes the headlines, but he's a slam dunk for the Hall of Fame. A new documentary about the greatest basketball shooter to come out of Germany is releasing soon, trailer and more info await...
GERMAN ENGINEERING MEETS NBA BASKETBALL IN NOWITZKI: THE PERFECT SHOT A Captivating Documentary Following The Rise Of NBA Superstar Dirk Nowitzki Arriving On Blu-ray™, DVD And Digital EST/VOD September 29 From Magnolia Home Entertainment
“A worthy profile of the defining Dallas sports star of this generation.” – Dallas Morning News
“An absolute must for any sports fan.” – 105.3’s “The Fan”
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – An enthralling look at the success story of Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki, NOWITZKI: THE PERFECT SHOT takes the court on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital EST/VOD September 29 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. From Emmy® Award-winning producer, Leopold Hoesch (The Drama of Dresden), and written and directed by German documentarian Sebastian Dehnhardt (Klitschko), the fascinating film features exclusive interviews with Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming, Steve Nash, Michael Finley, Jason Kidd, Rick Carlisle, Mark Cuban, David Stern, Don Nelson and former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt as they discuss Nowitzki’s celebrated playbook to success.
NOWITZKI: THE PERFECT SHOT is sure to “leave you liking a man that was already about as well-liked as a pro athlete can be” (Fort Worth Star Telegram). From second league German basketball to the NBA, the documentary touches on the relationship between Nowitzki and his personal coach and mentor Holger Geschwindner, the German basketball legend and scientist who helped invent the perfect jump shot by integrating German engineering and the love of basketball.
Including extended interviews with NBA stars and a theatrical trailer, NOWITZKI: THE PERFECT SHOT will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail prices of $29.98 and $26.98, respectively. Synopsis
Thirteen-time All-Star, League MVP, Finals MVP, NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki is known as one of the greatest athletes of all time and the first non-American to lead his team to an NBA victory. NOWITZKI: THE PERFECT SHOT tells the incredible success story of Nowitzki and the fascinating relationship between the NBA star and his personal coach and mentor Holger Geschwindner. Holger, the German basketball legend and scientist, recognized Nowitzki’s talent early on and helped Nowitzki invent a perfect jump shot by merging German engineering and the love of basketball. Also featuring an inside look at billionaire Mark Cuban's Dallas Mavericks and how the team has become one of the top to play in the NBA, NOWITZKI: THE PERFECT SHOT is a documentary about friendship, the fulfillment of dreams and the indestructible desire to win. ###
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Home Alone Marks 25th Anniversary With Ultimate Collector's Edition
All five Home Alone films in an Ultimate Collector's set -- full details and trailer inside.
Bring Home the Entire Collection Featuring All Five Films Together for the First Time on October 6, You Filthy Animal!
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (September 01, 2015) – Dust off that Talkboy and get ready to ring in the holiday season as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates the 25th anniversary of the biggest live-action comedy of all time with HOME ALONE: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION arriving on Blu-ray and DVD October 6. This must have gift set features all five films packaged together for the first time in a collectible paint can full of limited edition movie memorabilia that will keep the whole family laughing including a McCallister Christmas ornament, Kevin’s battle plan for the Wet Bandits, his tarantula and a wanted poster of the thieves – Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) – and more. Additionally, a gift set featuring HOME ALONE and HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK will be available exclusively at Target and features both films on Blu-ray along with a warm and wearable reproduction of Kevin’s famous winter knit hat from the films.
Featuring a superstar cast lead by Macaulay Culkin in the role that made him an international household name, relive every pratfall and prank with Catherine O’Hara, John Heard, John Candy, Joe Pesci, and Daniel Stern. The franchise begins as eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!
This holiday classic will be on everyone’s wish list this winter, complete with more fun and laughs for the entire family. The collection features all five HOME ALONE films on DVD along with a beautiful 4K restoration on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™ of the first film along with HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. HOME ALONE 3, HOME ALONE 4: TAKING BACK THE HOUSE and HOME ALONE 5: THE HOLIDAY HEIST will all be included on DVD.
HOME ALONE: ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
Home Alone – 4K Blu-ray™ Restoration, DVD and Digital HD™ Home Alone 2: Lost in New York –Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD™ Home Alone 3 – DVD Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House – DVD Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist – DVD ###
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Closed Beta For Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Endwar Online Starts Today
More playtesters to be invited as Alpha-phase closes and Beta kicks off. Details and screenshots after the jump.
TOM CLANCY’S ENDWAR® ONLINE CLOSED BETA ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 1
SAN FRANCISCO — September 1, 2015 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Tom Clancy’s EndWar® Online has completed its alpha and is kicking off the beta testing phase. Starting today and running until the beginning of November, the closed beta will come with two brand-new commanders on each side, a brand-new PvE mode called Special Operations, support for multiple characters per account, a new VIP system and tons of updates and improvements.
“After a lengthy, rich-in-learnings alpha phase, we are extremely happy to announce that we’re finally ready for the next stage,” said Zhou Hui Bo, producer at Ubisoft Shanghai. “We would like to thank all of our playtesters for their tremendous contribution and commitment during the alpha. They really kept us motivated and busy to improve everything in Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online, from gameplay systems to UI and presentation, and helped us identify and squash countless bugs. So congrats everyone on a job well done, but there’s no time for rest as we’ve got so much more on the way!”
Developed by Ubisoft Shanghai, the team behind the console versions of Tom Clancy’s EndWar®, Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online is an RPG strategy spin-off continuing the story of Tom Clancy’s EndWar. Set in the aftermath of a massive global war between the biggest superpowers on Earth, resources and money have run dry and factions are on the brink of collapse. As one of the last remaining leaders, you are tasked with rebuilding your homeland and spearheading the final battle. Create a hero, build and lead an army made of the finest commanders and weapons, engage in challenging single-player missions to reclaim your homeland from rogue armies and put your skills to the ultimate test in intense player vs. player battles against the other factions.
More playtesters will be invited in the coming weeks, so commanders interested in participating in the Tom Clancy’s EndWar Online Closed Beta can still enlist at endwaronline.com and take a chance daily for the lucky draw to win access. ###
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New C&C-like RTS, Act of Aggression, Launches Tomorrow, Launcher Trailer Released
I've started work on my review for this one, so far it's quite good! If you miss the golden age of near-future sci-fi military RTS games, be sure to keep this on your radar. Game details and new launch trailer inside...
Act of Aggression prepares for all-out war in explosive launch trailer! Eugen Systems' new techno-thriller RTS launches tomorrow!
The RTS dry-spell is over as strategy veterans Eugen Systems release Act of Aggression, their techno-thriller strategy game that harkens back to the Golden Era of RTS gaming, pitting three classic factions against one another to an original plot filled to the brim with espionage, warring nations, and political intrigue.
Watch the brute-force US Army, dynamic Chimera, and shady Cartel prepare for war in the official launch trailer for the game, where resource farming, base building, and management of nuclear armaments is the key to success on the battlefield.
Launching with two campaigns set along converging time-lines, Act of Aggression will allow players to follow the story of the Chimera – the quick reaction strike force - through a political climate of severe instability, then following the story from the perspective of the enemy: the illusive Cartel.
With multiple game modes and up to 4v4 multiplayer or vs the AI, Act of Aggression promises to quench the thirst of those yearning for more classic RTS experiences, albeit with high production values and the established Eugen touch.
Prior to the launch, the -15% offer still stands, allowing players to get into the action early and start earning XP in the game’s multiplayer and vs AI game modes, where Act of Aggression already enjoys a large active community!
About the Game
Set in the near-future, Act of Aggression is an explosive techno-thriller real-time strategy game hailing from the Golden Era of RTS. With three global super-powers, there can be only one victory.
Across three distinct factions each armed with the greatest modern and prototype military weaponry, head into some of the world's most volatile conflict zones, building bases for mass production, establishing resource supply lines, and waging war in Eugen Systems' explosive RTS.
Build and manage the cogs of war in a return to strategic base-building, resource harvesting, and dynamic tech-trees. Capture banks and enemy soldiers to generate cash income. Upgrade units with specialization and unlock new skills. Embark on an epic single player Campaign with a thrilling original story, and fight throughout the world on realistic environments. Compete online in visceral PVP battles and become the best commander!
In a world facing ever-looming global instability, will you repel or engage in an Act of Aggression?
Three technologically varied and powerful factions each with their own skills and strengths Weapons, vehicles and armaments based on real life or near-future prototype equipment Huge life-like maps across a war-torn political landscape Fight for natural resources and cash to keep the wheels of war turning Capture prisoners of war and ransom them back to your enemy Occupy banks as supplementary income Set up supply lines and strategically build your base to match your strategy Thwart nuclear attacks tactical weapons with missile defenses, or bomb your enemy out of the fight! A classical RTS experience paying homage to the Golden Era of RTS, the 90's and early 00's
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EA Announces Star Wars: Battlefront Beta Takes Off In Early October
One of the most anticipated games of 2015 is due out mid-November, but EA today announced that a beta begins in early October.
The Star Wars Battlefront Beta Is Coming Early October!
Ever since we revealed Star Wars™ Battlefront™ in April at Star Wars™ Celebration, you've been asking us if there would be a Beta. Today, we are thrilled to finally be able to answer that question, and the answer is yes!
Want to learn more? Head over to the official Star Wars Battlefront website for more details on what fans can expect when the Star Wars Battlefront Beta launches early October. ###
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WBIE & Avalanche Studios Launch Mad Max
What a great movie, eh? The videogame by the folks who develop Just Cause is out now, trailer and more inside...
Check out the launch trailer on Youtube!
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES MAD MAX Experience the expansive post-apocalyptic, open-world game from Avalanche Studios for PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC
Burbank, Calif. - Sept. 1, 2015 - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that Mad Max, the open world, third-person action game developed by Avalanche Studios and set in a post-apocalyptic setting, is now available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.
The Mad Max video game introduces an original story set within the universe of Mad Max and features deep car customization that impacts its handling, metal-grinding vehicular action and gives players a vast arsenal of mobile weaponry within The Wasteland. Players become Max, the lone warrior who must fight to stay alive by engaging in vicious on-ground fighting, as well as physics-based vehicular combat, against savage factions who are fighting for domination and survival in this gritty, dynamic open-world.
"Mad Max is an iconic character, recently re-introduced to the world by the latest film, and now we're introducing a new way for fans and gamers to experience the adventure-filled Wasteland universe in which he lives," said Peter Wyse, Vice President, Group General Manager, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Avalanche Studios has created an expansive, beautiful open world environment that comes to life with a brand new story for Mad Max."
"Avalanche Studios are big fans of Mad Max and creating an open-world game in such a brutal setting was right up our alley," said Christofer Sundberg, Avalanche Studios Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer. "We can't wait to see how players customize their Max characters, as well as their cars."
Following the theft of his iconic Interceptor, Max must align himself with a gifted, but peculiar, mechanic named Chumbucket to build the ultimate survival vehicle, something Chumbucket calls the "Magnum Opus." Players design, customize and upgrade their essential vehicle by choosing from different car chassis and a myriad of upgrades including mounted weapons, armor and engines in the hopes of escaping to the Plains of Silence. Gamers must endure the open-world, post-apocalyptic environment that features a huge variety of encounters in a host of different locations throughout The Wasteland, many of them remnants of the world before the apocalypse. Players brave the treacherous landscapes, hostile weather patterns and deadly marauders, while accumulating Max's equipment and weapons to survive by combining melee combat, gunplay and tactical techniques.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Out Feb 23rd, Detailed Pre-Order Bonus Tiers Announced
One of 2016's biggest games is coming out sooner than I expected! Details about that and the multi-tiered pre-order bonus initiative "Augment Your Pre-Order" after the jump...
DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED LAUNCH DATE REVEALED Player Choice Prevails with Augment Your Pre-Order Campaign; Collector’s Edition Unveiled
MONTREAL (August 31, 2015) — Square Enix Inc. and Eidos-Montréal® announced today that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®, the highly-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, will officially launch globally on February 23, 2016 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
Square Enix also revealed “Augment Your Pre-Order” - the channel wide pre-order campaign for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, in which increasing tiers of pre-order bonuses will be unlocked as more copies of the game are reserved, worldwide in select countries. The campaign will give fans an opportunity to collectively expand and enhance their own customized Day One Edition of the newest entry in the Deus Ex® franchise. In the spirit of emphasizing player choice, fans will be able to choose which pre-order bonuses they will receive from each unlocked tier. In addition the fans will have the opportunity to shift the official release date early by 4 days.
Augment Your Pre-Order Campaign Details are listed below. An overview can also be viewed on YouTube [here]:
TIER 1 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER (UNLOCKED FOR EVERYONE ON AUG. 31) Choose between three Starter Packs that cater to stealth, aggressive or nostalgic players.
Intruder Pack - Provides a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen's trench coat and pistol with a silencer, laser sight, recoil and accuracy upgrades. Other bonuses include two EMP grenades, five packs of 10MM pistol ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis point for early augmentations. Enforcer Pack - Includes a custom-skinned version of Adam Jensen's combat armor and combat rifle with a holosight, reload and capacity upgrades. Players will also receive two HE grenades, five packs of 5.56MM combat rifle ammo, 1000 credits and a Praxis Point for early augmentations Classic Pack - Grants access to Adam Jensen's iconic combat armor, trench coat and revolver from Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Players will also receive an extra pack of revolver Ammo.
TIER 2 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER Pick between one of two bonuses that further immerse players into the game world – a digital art book that shows the aesthetic of the game, or a digital OST sampler with six tracks from award winning composer Michael McCann.
TIER 3 – AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE Unlock the “Desperate Measures” pre-order mission in which Adam returns to the epicenter of the Ruzicka Train Station explosion and must rely on his augmentations and covert operative skills to unveil the true culprit responsible for the bombing.
TIER 4 – ONE ITEM PER PRE-ORDER Get an in-depth look at the Deus Ex universe with a digital comic book that dives deeper into the game’s global conspiracies, or with a novella that follows iconic characters from Deus Ex: Human Revolution with new and unknown details on their lives.
TIER 5 – AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE For the first time in the franchise’s history, if players meet this tier, the game will release four days before the official release date.
Finally, for hardcore Deus Ex fans, a fan voted Collector's Edition is also available for pre-order. In addition to containing all the in-game content & rewards from the 'Augment Your Pre-Order' campaign, it also comes with a 48-page 'Titan' Art Book, a 9" Adam Jensen figurine, a limited edition steelbook and the Day 1 Edition of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
To keep up-to-date on news for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, be sure to follow the official Twitter and Facebook accounts.
DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution, builds on the franchise’s trademark choice and consequence, action-RPG based gameplay, to create both a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, now an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations. With time working against him, Adam must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy. ###
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Square Enix Confirms 2016 Release Date For Final Fantasy XV, New Assets Released
I'm sure this one is at the top of many people's "must have" list. New information regarding its release and some assets have been unveiled...
FINAL FANTASY XV CONFIRMED FOR 2016 RELEASE Video Message from Avalanche Studios and New Assets Showcased at PAX Prime
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 31, 2015) – At this past weekend’s Active Time Report (ATR) from PAX Prime, SQUARE ENIX® confirmed that FINAL FANTASY® XV will be released in 2016. Director Hajime Tabata also revealed new assets and showcased a video message from Avalanche Studios Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Christofer Sundberg.
“We’re proud of our technical capabilities and the work we’ve done to help shape the open-world genre,” said Sundberg. “We hold the FINAL FANTASY franchise, and the team working on it, in such high regard and are excited to be a part of the next chapter.”
New videos, concept art and screenshots were also unveiled at PAX Prime, giving gamers a glimpse at Caem, a secret outpost near the sea that acts as a port for transferring players between continents, and a closer look at the game’s driving feature.
The new assets can be downloaded here and the gameplay video can be viewed on YouTube.
Square Enix also introduced a new program titled “Active Time Report Snapshot,” a short segment that provides a recap of all the information revealed from the latest Active Time Reports. The episode from PAX Prime can be viewed on YouTube.
Players looking for additional information about FINAL FANTASY XV can tune into the upcoming Active Time Report at next month’s Tokyo Game Show, which will cover more details on Luna and Regis, as well as information about the fishing (mini-game) and chocobo-related features.
Finally, the company announced an event in March 2016. More details of this event and the release date will be unveiled at a later time.
About FINAL FANTASY XV FINAL FANTASY XV tells the engaging tale of Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades, out on the road and fending for their lives after the armed forces of Niflheim launch a surprise assault upon the Kingdom of Lucis.
FINAL FANTASY XV will be available in 2016 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. This game is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. ###
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Dragon Age: Inquisition's Last DLC, Trespasser, Announced
In an open letter, lead designer of Dragon Age talks about upcoming patch and upcoming Trespasser DLC. He's words after the jump...
"First, the Golden Nug lets you "sync" your collectibles across games after you’ve completed DA:I's main story. To take advantage of this, head to the Skyhold Undercroft post game and click the new Golden Nug statue. After you've done that once, every game that's both a) online and b) on the same platform will have a similar statue added to the Undercroft and Haven. Clicking on that statue will sync your current game. This sync is bi-directional and additive, which means that any collectibles will be added to the online collection, even if the character doing the clicking is pre-endgame. It's like new game plus...without having to start a new game.
We're quite excited about this approach, since it lets you take advantage of your collection without having to restart a game already in progress. Also, each character that participates adds to your collection. The sync includes crafting schematics (including those acquired in DLC packs, as long as the packs are installed), potion recipes (but not upgrades), mounts, and Skyhold decorations.
Second, Skyhold now has a wardrobe. It comes pre-loaded with about a dozen outfits of varying colors, each carefully selected to minimize instances of plunging a spiked pauldron into your love interest's face when you kiss him or her.
The default beige is still available if that's your jam, of course, but we heard loud and clear that some (okay, yes, pretty much everyone) of you wanted some variety. To find the wardrobe, head to your bedroom once the game patches.
As with all of our patch content, these features are being added for free.
Our final announcement today was of Trespasser, the final DLC for Inquisition. It's something we haven't tried before: an epilogue. Trespasser tells an entirely new story, set two years after the main game. The story explores what it's like to be a world-saving organization when the world no longer needs saving. It's a chance to meet and talk with old friends, to uncover a new threat, and ultimately decide the fate of the Inquisition you worked so hard to build. It might just contain hints about the future of Thedas, too.
To play Trespasser, you’ll need a character that has completed DAI's main storyline, which is partly why we're announcing it a bit earlier-from-release than the others.
This content marks the end of our time with the Inquisition. I sincerely hope you enjoy it. ###