Sparse week for releases as here in the US we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and everywhere heads towards that all important shopping day for retailers Black Friday. Quantic Dream’s ghost story Beyond: Two Souls makes the leap onto PS4, Bloodborne gets an expansion with The Old Hunters, and Monster High has a new ghoul on Nintendo’s platforms along with the PS3 and Xbox 360. The stoner spy action comedy American Ultra hits home video, along with the thriller No Escape, the animated Shaun the Sheep Movie. and the drama Ricki and the Flash...Read More
Welcome to the second week of November, and this week we get to explore the wasteland in the post apocalyptic game Fallout 4. Owners of Microsoft’s consoles get to delve into Lara Croft’s past in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Sony platforms have to wait a year). PC and Mac users get to fight off more alien hordes in the expansion pack for Blizzard’s Starcraft II, titled Legacy of the Void, and an action title based on traversing the sky comes to the Wii U and the 3DS in the form of Rodea: The Sky Soldier. On the home video front, Arnold is back in Terminator Genisys, Ian McKellen plays a famous detective in Mr. Holmes, Amy Schumer goes for raunchy laughs in the comedy Trainwreck, and Ben Kingsley swaps out his old body for Ryan Reynolds’ younger one in the sci-fi thriller Self/Less...Read More
The first week of November brings us some very big releases as the holiday push for gamer dollars begins. Call of Duty: Black Ops III arrives this week in two versions- current gen and PC users get a single player campaign (which can also be played in co-op) while last gen users get a multiplayer only version of the game. Both versions will contain the zombies modes. The Need for Speed franchise makes the jump to current gen this week with an always online, open world experience. On the home video front Pixar’s delightful look at our human emotions hits the small screen in Inside Out, along with the remake of the comedy Vacation. The big screen sees the return of James Bond in SPECTRE...Read More
Pretty big week for releases for all types of gamers. The next chapter in the Assassin’s Creed franchise arrives with Syndicate, and the Tales series gets a new entry with Zesteria. Two serialized adventure games- Telltale Games Tales from the Borderlands and Dontnod Entertainment’s Life Is Strange- come to their conclusions. Dancing game enthusiasts can get up and move their feet to Just Dance 2016 or Just Dance: Disney Party 2. Those who want to try out their guitar shredding abilities get Guitar Hero Live, and the spooky Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water arrives on the Wii U. This year’s biggest blockbuster at the box office (at least so far) stomps its way onto home video as Jurassic World brings dinosaurs into your living room...Read More
Well, we’re hitting the halfway point in October, but this week’s releases aren’t all spooky stuff to get ready for Halloween. That’s not to say horror themed games and movies aren’t being offered this week. R.L. Stine’s long running Goosebumps series gets its own videogame and a theatrical release starring Jack Black this week. Guillermo del Toro also seeks to frighten us in theaters with his epic ghost story Crimson Peak. The Gallows hits home theater this week, as do seasons for Bates Motel and the Following, and a new Corpse Party game comes to the Vita...Read More
A wide variety of choices awaits us in this first full week of October. Budding musicians can rock out with Rock Band 4. Explorers can take off for the stars in Elite Dangerous. The robots in disguise throw down in the brawler Transformers Devastation. And those liking a bit of strategy with their RPGs can dive into Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. Magic Mike XXL dances its way onto home video, along with the indie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Fans of animation get When Marnie Was There from Studio Ghibli, and in getting in the spirit of the Halloween holiday at the end of the month two horror themed TV shows, American Horror Story and Penny Dreadful, release their last seasons this week...Read More
You may notice that this week’s entry begins on Sunday. That’s because the latest in the “toys brought to life” genre is releasing on Sunday. LEGO Dimensions is following the lead provided by Skylanders and Disney Infinity, so you can jump right in with a whole new set of toys to collect and then play digitally. Basketball fans get their choice of two games this week, with NBA2K16 getting its general release along with NBA Live 16. Skateboarders can pull off their tricks in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, and motorcycle enthusiasts can race in Ride. The cast of Persona 4 goes Dancing All Night on the Vita, and PC users can collect all of the Fallout games to date in an anthology in preparation for Fallout 4 in November...Read More
Sports titles (two reality based and one pure fantasy) dominate as we go into this final full week of September. FIFA 16 hits Sony’s and Microsoft’s consoles as well as PC, and for those who preordered the game NBA2K16 is available Friday (general release for the game follows on Tuesday, September 29). For those who real sports can get too boring, there’s Blood Bowl II. The 3DS gets something for Animal Crossing fans with Happy Home Designer, and the horror game SOMA chills the PS4 and PC. On the home video front, the girls are back for more competitive singing in Pitch Perfect 2, and CW’s DC shows, Arrow and The Flash, have full seasons available to join your home collection...Read More
Another big release week coming your way, even including an odd Sunday release with Skylanders SuperChargers. Bungie brings their biggest expansion yet to Destiny with The Taken King, Metal Gear Solid V comes to PC, and race fans can get their speed fix with the Xbox One exclusive Forza Motorsport 6. Hockey fans on both current and last gen consoles can indulge themselves on the digital ice, with current gen consoles getting NHL 16 and last gen getting NHL: Legacy Edition. And if hockey isn’t your sport of choice, you could always play Pro Evolution Soccer 2016. The acclaimed platformer Shovel Knight gets free DLC this week in the form of Plague of Shadows, which adds a new character and all new challenges...Read More
With the success of Arrow and The Flash on CW and most notably that of The Walking Dead on AMC, it’s no small wonder that comic books will start invading the television landscape big time. Eight series are on tap for this fall, with more to come in 2016. Below are the season trailers, their debut dates, and the networks they’re airing on.
Season 2 introduces more villains. Debuts on September 21 (FOX).
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Season 3 expands more into Inhumans territory and touches on the Secret Warriors. The opener airs on September 29 (ABC).
Season 2 brings some high expectations following the debut season’s success. Look for even more introductions to the larger DC universe. Debuts October 6 (CW).
The surprise hit returns for a second season...Read More