While we certainly have a varied bunch of games heading our way this week, there don’t seem to be any real big titles. You can get some fighting in with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. Or maybe you’d like to spend some time in the kitchen with Cooking Mama 5: Bon Apetit! You can indulge your musical side with Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, or you can dive into the post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 2. On the home video front, one of the biggest summer releases (in more ways than one) comes to your television set in the form of Godzilla. The sleeper hit The Fault in Our Stars also comes to DVD and Blu-ray, along with multiple TV seasons (Big Bang Theory, Castle, Bones, Arrow, Hannibal, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Hawaii Five-O, and South Park)...Read More
Richard Kiel, the towering actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of the villain “Jaws” in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) alongside Roger Moore, has passed away in a California hospital. Kiel had been hospitalized for a broken leg, according to TMZ, but it’s not clear if that had anything to do with his death. The actor was 74 years old.
Kiel, who stood 7 feet, 1.5 inches tall due to a hormonal condition called acromegaly, began his career in television in 1960 on the show Klondike. He worked in television through the 1960s into the 1970s before switching mainly over to movie roles. One of his first notable roles was that of Samson in the Burt Reynolds prison/football movie The Longest Yard (1974)...Read More
This week is pretty much all about Destiny, the online sci-fi shooter from the makers of Halo. Bungie and Activision will definitely be getting a boost this week as millions (basing this on how many participated in the public beta) create their Guardians and head off to battle the Fallen and each other online in the multiplayer modes. For those not spending time shooting alien bad guys there’s NHL 15 for hockey fans and Fable Anniversary comes to the PC. On the home video front, the second highest grossing movie in the US after Guardians of the Galaxy comes out on DVD and Blu-ray. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of the best Marvel movies to date, and if you missed it in theaters you can now catch it in the comfort of your own home...Read More
It’s a new month, and a week with some fresh new releases. The biggest stand-out title this week is probably The Sims 4 bowing on PC and the Mac. For those who like large scale battles on screen there’s Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate hitting the Xbox One and the three Sony platforms. A new Sherlock Holmes title comes to the PC and Microsoft and Sony consoles, and those on PC who hunger for some zombie killing get Dead Rising 3. On the home video front there’s the football drama Draft Day with Kevin Costner, plenty of TV seasons, and the animated movie version of Heavenly Sword. Nothing big hitting theaters this week, just some smaller titles like the drama The Identical, the horror film Innocence, and an action flick Falcon Rising...Read More
Are you ready for some football? Yep, sports fans, it’s that time of year again, the time the NFL is gearing up for a new season and a new Madden game hits consoles. Madden NFL 15 launches on both the Sony and Microsoft consoles, as well as being mobile for Android users. Football not your thing? How about a scholar taking on a lawyer? Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright bows on the Nintendo 3DS this week, as does the action platformer Mighty Gunvolt. Telltale games wraps up its second season of The Walking Dead with the finale “No Going Back”. You can travel underground in the post apocalyptic Metro in the new shiny package Metro: Redux, and there are more ways to die in the new DLC for Dark Souls II in Crown of the Old Iron King...Read More
In the wake of popular actor/comedian Robin Williams death, two petitions were circulated by Change.org to have Williams immortalized in video games. Williams was known to have been an avid gamer, naming his daughter Zelda after the popular Nintendo series and doing a set of ads with his daughter for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. One petition was sent to Blizzard Entertainment to place Williams in World of Warcraft, which has succeeded and will be happening. The other was sent to Nintendo to place Williams as an NPC in a future Legend of Zelda game. Nintendo has responded to the petition, with a spokesperson speaking to Polygon...Read More
Those using Sony’s platforms should be kept busy this week, as the lion’s share of new releases will be arriving on the PlayStations. Perhaps the biggest release this week (also arriving for those with Microsoft’s consoles) is Blizzard’s Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, which contains both the original game and the Reaper of Souls expansion. Going to be fun diving back in, slaying tons of beasties and gathering plenty of loot. Two downloadable titles hit the PS4 this week with The Last Tinker: City of Colors and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. Sony’s Play 2014 wraps up with Counterspy (cross buy for all three systems), a stylized action title...Read More
Well known actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, the apparent victim of a suspected suicide, according to the Marin County coroner. Williams appeared in a wide variety of TV shows and movies, beginning his career in 1977. His last TV series was The Crazy Ones, which had been cancelled after only one season. He also appeared in three movies currently in post-production- Merry Friggin’ Christmas, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and Absolutely Anything.
Mara Buxbaum, spokeswoman for the comedian, released this statement Monday: “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
Susan Schneider, h...Read More
Not a whole lot happening in the way of game releases for this second full week of August. The hard to describe but colorful Hohokum arrives on Sony’s platforms, along with a trio of RPGs. PS4 users can play doctor with Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition, and PC users can get their fantasy fix with Neverwinter: Tyranny of Dragons. On the home video front, those lovable Muppets return with Muppets Most Wanted, Batman deals with an assault on Arkham Asylum in the latest DC animated offering, and you can follow the lives of a family of bears in Disneynature: Bears. On the big screen, Sly Stallone and crew are back in another bullets and quip fest in The Expendables 3, and the young adult novel The Giver is the latest to get the big screen treatment...Read More
(NOTE: The following list are James’ picks, and don’t necessarily reflect everyone here at leetgamers.asia. Proceed at your own risk and enjoy! Comments welcome below. -Ed.)
Sitcoms (read: situational comedies) were a big part of my life growing up, and if I’m not watching animated greats like Adventure Time and Spongebob, it will be sitcoms I’m watching nowadays (or Breaking Bad, but that ended). There are a lot of bad sitcoms today, and whiny actors bartering $90 million for their work on said bad sitcoms, but the list I present to you today is a cavalcade of comic gold. So, bring up your Netflix account (or Hulu, Amazon, cable/satellite, torrents, etc.), and get ready to binge milk out your nose.
Criteria: Animated and live-action both count, but said shows must be at least 30 minutes l...Read More