Rovio in association with Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, today launched Angry Birds Star Wars for home and hand-held video game systems. Based on Rovio’s wildly popular, action-strategy mobile game, Angry Birds Star Wars brings the interstellar struggle between the ragtag Rebel Birds and dastardly Imperial Pigs to new audiences on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U systems and the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. Angry Birds Star Wars is also planned to launch on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Sony’s PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, when these new next-gen consoles arrive in November.
“Angry Birds Star Wars brings together fans from multiple generations and across two widely loved fictional worlds,” noted Jami Laes, Executive Vice President of Games at Rovio Entertainment. “The success of Angry Birds Star Wars is a testament to the versatility of these iconic franchises. As a company we want to be where-ever the fans are, so we are thrilled to be partnering with Activision to bring this one-of-a-kind experience to console and handheld gaming fans.”
Angry Birds Star Wars marries the fantastic spirit, legendary characters and classic imagery of Star Wars™ with the accessibly engaging design and energetic gameplay of Angry Birds™, thrusting players into a captivating, lighthearted adventure saga, featuring inventive challenges, tantalizing Force powers and a wealth of familiar faces and places. Twenty exclusive, newly created levels join the over 200 stages already available from the original mobile release of Angry Birds Star Wars. This latest version brings the flock to the fight with the introduction of cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, letting players team up or square off for high scores and galactic bragging rights. Moreover, this expansive edition exploits the unique capabilities of each game system to deliver a distinctive experience tailored specifically to each platform, including sharp and colorful, high-definition visuals (on HD-compatible devices), achievements and trophies, leaderboards, voice command support through Kinect for Xbox 360, and touch-screen controls on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation®Vita system.
The next-generation versions of Angry Birds Star Wars maintain these core features while introducing new play and interface elements exclusive to each system. The PlayStation®4 system’s adaptation makes full use of the DualShock 4 controller’s touchpad to offer precision, touch-screen handling, paired with full support for PlayStation®Move in both single-player and local multiplayer modes. Players can also easily record and share their accomplishments with the world with the PlayStation®4 system’s automatic screenshot and video capture options. Angry Birds Star Wars on Xbox One also allows for automatic video capture and online sharing, while adding all the benefits of the system’s improved Kinect for Xbox One functionality, affording intuitive gesture and motion controls, as well as voice command support. The Xbox One iteration of Angry Birds Star Wars also includes unique, timed challenges that deliver fresh trials for players well after the game’s launch.
Angry Birds Star Wars is available now for a suggested retail price of $49.99 for Wii U, $39.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®Vita system and Wii, and $29.99 for Nintendo 3DS. The PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One versions will be available for each console’s respective launch in November, both priced at $49.99. The game is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. For more information, please visit starwarsgame.angrybirds.com.
Experience the next-generation of NBA 2K14 for the first time in this brand new trailer. Can you feel it coming in the air tonight?
A shy twelve-year-old becomes a superhero after being bitten by a very special ant, in this delightful comedy-adventure based on the popular children’s books by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen
EA SPORTS UFC Official E3 2013 Trailer. Feel the fight as the action, emotion, and intensity inside the Octagon are brought to life like never before. The next generation of MMA fighting begins spring of 2014 when EA SPORTS UFC is released for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.
The world premiere of the next generation of Call of Duty multiplayer. The team at Infinity Ward will be giving the Call of Duty community the first details on what everyone can expect this fall when Call of Duty: Ghosts launches worldwide. The global reveal will go in-depth on all things multiplayer, and will include several world premiere announcements for the millions of fans that play Call of Duty every year.
Watch Dogs received over 90 Awards and Nominations at E3 2013. In Watch Dogs, the city becomes your weapon and your enemies have nowhere to hide.
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Ubisoft is excited to announce its most ambitious Collector’s Edition ever with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Paladin Multi-Mission Aircraft Edition. Available in limited quantities and packed with everything you need to stop the Blacklist attacks, it includes the following:
Remote Control Paladin Plane
This 3-channel, dual-engine remote controlled C-147B Paladin Aircraft is a flyable replica of the Paladin plane seen in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist. With speeds over 35 mph and a flying radius of over 250 feet, you’ll be able to complete any mission, anywhere — just like Sam Fisher.
Splinter Cell Echoes Graphic Novel
Renowned Eisner nominated-writer Nathan Edmondson and illustrator Marc Laming have come together to create a compelling graphic novel based off the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell franchise. This 88-page original story follows Sam Fisher after Splinter Cell Conviction and sets the tone for the opening events in Splinter Cell Blacklist .
Exclusive Co-Op Mission: Billionaire’s Yacht
Infiltrate a rogue billionaire’s yacht the day after a decadent party in the Coral Sea, on this story-related exclusive mission.
Limited Edition Sam Fisher Poster
Doubling as a manual and collectible artwork, the C-147B Paladin plane manual folds out into a 26.5″ x 50.6″ poster of Sam Fisher.
Bonus Upper Echelon Pack.
Automatically included is the Upper Echelon Pack that includes a bonus co-op mission and coveted in-games items to further enhance Sam Fisher’s deadly combat abilities:
• The Dead Coast Co-Op Map
• Upper Echelon Suit: better protection against fire power and blends into the shadows.
• Gold Sonar Goggles: tactical imaging leaves enemies nowhere to hide
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Radio silence has finally been broken and 2K Games has offered us a brand new trailer for Bioshock Infinite made up entirely of in-game footage.
The content of the “Beast of America” trailer was chosen via a Facebook poll and it appears that fans got what they wanted as this trailer features more action than you can shake a stick at. There’s plenty of the game’s enemies on show including the Handyman, the Songbird, and several other minions, there’s also a few moments showcasing Elizabeth’s powers. Finally there’s more of that sweet skyline action that fans just love to see, me included.
Bioshock Infinite is due out February 26, 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
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The first full OFFICIAL TRAILER and all-new screens for The Walking Dead: Episode Four – Around Every Corner. The episode is the fourth in a five episode season based on Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead.
‘Around Every Corner’ has been written by Gary Whitta, writer of The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington, as well as the upcoming Will Smith film, After Earth. The episode will be launching very soon this October on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC/MAC, followed shortly by the finale in Episode Five, ‘No Time Left.’ Each episode, together as a five part series, will also be launching at retail later this year.
Once again, we thank you for travelling along with us all the way from Macon, and now to the end of the tracks into the deadly streets of Savannah, GA. You’ve come this far, and with humanity pushed to the edge of extinction, we ask you one question… Are you truly ready to put everything on the line for Clementine?
Best friends Woodrow and Aiden spend all of their free time building Mad Max-inspired flamethrowers and muscle cars in preparation for a global apocalypse. But when Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate, betrayal, infidelity and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.
DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT is a new horror/comedy film based on one of the world’s most popular comics (60 million copies worldwide). Brandon Routh stars as Dylan Dog, world famous private investigator specializing in affairs of the undead. His PI business card reads “No Pulse? No Problem.” Armed with an edgy wit and carrying an arsenal of silver and wood-tipped bullets, Dylan must track down a dangerous artifact before a war ensues between his werewolf, vampire and zombie clients living undercover in the monster infested backstreets of New Orleans
Adam Buckley finds himself having to rob a convenience store on the last night of pledging a college fraternity. But when the initiation ritual goes horribly wrong, and every subsequent move proves disastrous, Adam must take a stand to save a friend’s life. Cast includes Jon Foster, Trevor Morgan, Lou Tayler Pucci.
The video, directed by Mikey Easterling of TalkBoyTV sets forth a witty interpretation of “Song For All The Girls” an uptempo love jam from Adler to all of the women he has loved. The trailer, which alludes to a bloody Valentine’s Day event, presents all-stars Lydia Hearst, Barbara Stoyanoff and Melissa Brown, supermodels whom have appeared in magazines from Vogue to Cosmopolitan, alongside Adler.
“I’m sick of the same old vanity video. The song is sunshine pop, but the topic is a bit more serious. It’s about all the girls you said you loved only to realize those words are fleeting. So I thought…let’s flip it and shoot a horror film about love lost,” said Adler.
The official short film/music video for “Song For All The Girls” as well as the single will be available on Valentine’s Day 2011.
To listen to Cisco Adler’s “Song For All The Girls” featuring Chris Young the Rapper visit http://ciscoadlerpresents.bandcamp.com/track/song-for-all-the-girls.
Five Day Weekend and Traffic Entertainment are proud to announce the release of 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, director Gary Weis‘ 1979 documentary about the South Bronx and its gang culture. The previously unavailable film is now out on DVD, marking the first time it has been offered to the public in decades, and is accompanied by a handful of exciting bonus features.
Director Gary Weis was still working as a short film creator for Saturday Night Live when he came up with the idea for 80 Blocks after reading a Jon Bradshaw article, “Savage Skulls.” Published in a 1977 issue of Esquire Magazine, the piece centered on two gangs based in the South Bronx at the time — the Savage Nomads and the Savage Skulls. Weis became infatuated with the story and, soon after striking up a dialogue with Bradshaw, he convinced SNL producer Lorne Michaels to help him produce the film. Just two years later, in 1979, Weis and Bradshaw brought a camera crew to speak with members of both gangs, along with police officers, community activists, and civilians.
Despite its role as an important and unflinching portrait of a profoundly interesting time in New York and, as pointed out by The New York Times, hip hop’s cultural history, 80 Blocks was, for many years, impossible to find, only briefly available as an educational VHS release in 1985. In the time since its initial release, the documentary has gained an overwhelming cult status. With little to no news coverage over the decades since its release dedicated fans continue to buzz about the film, especially now that the internet has provided fans common ground to fondly look back not only the documentary itself, but the era that it captured so vividly. The Times, in their recent coverage of its release, noted that copies of the documentary have been known to sell for up to $300 on eBay, a seemingly staggering figure until one considers the depth of its reach.
For the first time in 25 years, the film is easily available to the public on a DVD including interviews with producer/filmmaker Weis and director of photography Joan Churchill, as well as a 40 page book comprised of the original “Savage Skulls” article, an essay by David Hollander, and artwork by Julian Allen. Publications such as New York Press and the Amsterdam News have called the film a “time capsule,” but even without the element of nostalgia, 80 Blocks holds up as a portrait of a subculture that might have otherwise been forgotten, as well as an important moment in cinema.
New 6. min Extended Trailer/’Sneak Peek’ look at the upcoming documentary – ‘People’s Champion’ (Currently seeking Distribution) – which is focused on the 2003 ‘Iron Mic’ freestyle competition responsible for the cult-like following now amassed behind one Eli Porter.
The Warrior’s Way, a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast are Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Oscar®-winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine), Danny Huston (The Kingdom), and Tony Cox (The Hustle).The fantasy action film was written and directed by newcomer Sngmoo Lee, and is being produced by Barrie M. Osborne (Lord of the Rings), Jooick Lee (Seven Swords) and Michael Peyser (Hackers).
Rushden & Diamonds album “2010” is a genre-bending double concept album that plays out like an audio comic book. “2010″ tells the story of both Michael Rushden and Karl, Lord Edward “Diamonds” who embark on a musical journey set in an alternate not-too distant future. In the spirit of Mamma-Mia!, and Prince Paul’s “Prince Among Thieves”, Rushden & Diamonds: “2010″ is a modern day opera, fusing both hip-hop music and a dramatic yet humorous storyline. As the story progresses through the albums skits and character sketches, the songs reveal themselves as high points.
In less than seven weeks, the epic battle for humanity’s survival will begin with the launch of the most anticipated game of 2010, “Halo: Reach.” To prepare the millions of fans worldwide awaiting the prequel to the blockbuster “Halo” trilogy, Bungie and Microsoft today released a stunning new trailer that offers a glimpse of the heroic themes and non-stop action in the most ambitious campaign in “Halo’s” history. Featuring a stirring sample of the original score by famed “Halo” composer Marty O’Donnell, the breathtaking trailer showcases several dramatic sequences from the game, including the Covenant invasion of the planet Reach and Noble Team’s effort to take the fight from the planet’s surface to space.
The debut of the new campaign trailer follows a slew of exciting “Halo: Reach” announcements at Comic-Con last week, including the world premiere of two brand new multiplayer experiences in “Halo: Reach”: Forge World and Firefight Versus. Forge World is a vast new environment in “Halo: Reach” with unlimited creative potential that will allow players to create and share their unique map designs over Xbox LIVE. Firefight Versus is a brand new multiplayer mode that pits a team of player-controlled Elites with Covenant AI support against a team of player-controlled Spartans. With an epic campaign, diverse competitive and cooperative multiplayer experiences, robust user-creation tools, player rewards, and more, “Halo: Reach” is the most ambitious “Halo” game ever and promises to set a new standard for action-packed entertainment, replayability and customization.