New releases for the week of Monday, March 3, 2014

south parkFor the first week of March we have a couple of major releases. The biggest game this week would be South Park: The Stick of Truth, which was developed by Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas) in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios (the show’s creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, wrote the game’s script) and is being published by Ubisoft. From the trailers and videos of gameplay, it looks and feels like playing an episode out of South Park as you move Kenny, Stan, Kyle, and Cartman through a turn based fantasy adventure. Also out this week for the PC and PS3 is the second episode in Telltale Games The Walking Dead: Season Two. Academy Award nominee 12 Years a Slave comes to home video, as does the second movie in the popular Hunger Games series based on the books Suzanne Collins. Spike Lee’s 2013 remake of the 2003 revenge thriller by Park Chan-wook Oldboy also comes to DVD and Blu-ray this week. Hitting theaters is the historical-action sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, again based on a Frank Miller graphic novel. Director Zack Snyder moves to taking on the writing and producing duties for this one, turning over the directorial reins to Noam Murro. Returning cast members Lena Headey and Rodrigo Santoro are joined by newcomers Eva Green (Casino Royale) and Sullivan Stapleton (Strike Back). Also coming to the big screen, the decidedly more family friendly Mr. Peabody & Sherman, based on the cartoon characters that were part of Rocky and His Friends (1959) which ran through the 60s and early 70s, as well as the latest from director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom), The Grand Budapest Hotel. So, let’s get to it, and as always, release dates are subject to change.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

GAMES

South Park: The Stick of Truth- PS3, PC, Xbox 360

Awesomenauts Assemble- PS4

Master Reboot- PS3

XCOM: Enemy Unknown: The Complete Edition- PC

The Walking Dead: Season Two- Episode 2: A House Divided- PS3, PC

DVD/BLU-RAY

12 Years a Slave

Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor

Hours

Venture Bros: Complete Season Five

The Grandmaster

Oldboy (2013)

The Last Days on Mars

Thursday, March 6, 2014

GAMES

Smash Hit- iPhone, Android

Friday, March 7, 2014

DVD/BLU-RAY

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

THEATRICAL RELEASES

300: Rise of an Empire

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

In Fear

Journey to the West

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Saturday, March 8, 2014

GAMES

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: 30th Anniversary Edition- Web Games

That’s it for this week. We’ll leave you with another look at 300: Rise of an Empire (trailer courtesy of CBMTrailers). Til next time…

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Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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