As we head into a new month the big releases are starting to roll out, beginning with the RPG Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One (the PS3 and Xbox 360 version will release in November) and the all-star fighting game from Nintendo Super Smash Bros, coming for the 3DS (with the Wii U version hitting later this year). We also have the racer Forza 2 Horizon for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Dark Souls 2 DLC, the fighter/RPG Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and an Assassin’s Creed collection. The Autobots and Decepticons come to the small screen on the home video front (along with Dinobots!) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. The comedy Chef also makes its home debut, and Jack Bauer takes on the bad guys once again in 24: Live Another Day...Read More
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One of the many criticisms of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last season was that it started off a bit slow, seemingly trying too hard to connect itself to The Avengers movie. Things picked up after the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the show collided, making S.H.I.E.L.D. a fugitive organization after the reveal that it had been infiltrated with Hydra. Nick Fury has turned the reins over to Agent Coulson, and due to their fugitive status and the discovery of a Hydra mole on their team, the crew had to become more focused, more capable, and more determined to handle these new threats. That new capable and determined look showed itself early on in “Shadows”, the Season 2 premiere.
The show opened with a nice cameo by Agent Carter, Dum Dum Dug...Read More
Gotham, the new series from Bruno Heller (Rome, the Mentalist), takes its DC Comics property quite seriously. Perhaps too seriously, as it tries to pay homage to the storied origin of Batman and create its own chapter in the Dark Knight’s mythos. While we do witness the murder of Martha and Thomas Wayne and see the effect on young Bruce (David Mazouz), Gotham is ostensibly the story of James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), an honest cop trying to remain that way in a city noted for corruption...Read More
It’s a new week packed with new stuff for those not completely absorbed by Destiny. Disney adds Marvel figures to the toy fest that is Disney Infinity with the new 2.0 version. Football fans (soccer here in the US) can get their fix on consoles, handhelds, and the PC with FIFA 15. There are new ways to die in Dark Souls II with the DLC Crown of the Ivory King. And Zelda fans can get their Dynasty Warriors fix with Hyrule Warriors hitting the Wii U this week. On the home video front, Michael Myers gets a big Blu-ray collection in Halloween: The Complete Collection Limited Deluxe Edition. The Seth Rogen comedy Neighbors comes to the small screen, and the seminal anime sci-fi Ghost in the Shell gets a 25th Anniversary edition...Read More
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