Best Amazon releases for June 19th

See what’s new, save money on games, support your pals at Laser Time, and a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card!

Highlighting the best in new games, movies and film once again, and it’s probably the easiest ways to show your support to Laser Time. Don’t want a Laser Time t-shirt? FINE! Don’t care to Donate? Not even when we’re giving you a FREE LASER TIME KEYCHAIN?! That’s cool… I guess. Then your only option left to help us out is by clicking any of the Amazon links below and on the right hand sidebar. You don’t even have to buy that item specifically, just enter the Amazon store through our links and browse like normal. Seriously, you may not want to take advantage of the comics, DVDs or video game savings and pre-order bonuses showcased below, but Amazon’s got everything you’ll ever need nowadays. To kick start your Adventure in Commerce, we’ll give one lucky so-and-so a $20 Amazon Gift Card just for leaving a comment!


Wanderlust
Thank God Wet Hot American Summer is finally getting elevated to “classic” status, and I also encourage everyone out there to see the vignette-tastic, biblical comedy The Ten as well. This too comes from writers Ken Marino and David Wain, but you’ll excuse me if I simply refer to it as being “brought to you by the guys from The State!” I fucking loved that short-lived MTV sketch comedy series, and you’ll find more than a few appearances from that eleven member strong ensemble.


LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes  360  |  PS3  |  PSVita
For all intents and purposes, this is basically LEGO Justice League, and that alone has me interested. [INSERT ELEGANT CAPE CRISIS PLUG] I thought I was over the charm of the LEGO game series, but a brief hands on at E3 brought it back in a big way simply by chocking itself so full of glorious comic book characters and references. Not sure which platform I’ll pick this up on, but the Vita version has me the most intrigued. Not just due to the exclusive characters, mind you. It’s cheaper, looks and plays exactly the same, and something about it seems perfectly suited for portable play on planes, trains and automobiles (please note the intro to this week’s episode Laser Time!)


Louie Season 2
Probably the funniest thing on TV right now, brought to you by one of the funniest comedians currently working. Louis CK might also be the hardest working comic out there right now, since he seems to release an new hour special every year, and he writes, directs, and edits most Louie episodes solo. The trade off for being an almost One Man Operation is damn near 100% creative freedom, which makes for one of the most bizarre and creatively refreshing things on television. This season Louie goes to Iraq, confronts Dane Cook, and bangs Joan Rivers!


Pokemon Conquest
This bizarre spin on Nintendo’s famous Pocket Monsters puts the ‘mon in a strategy game for (shockingly) the first time ever. Mixing with the niche series Nobunaga’s Ambition, Conquest is perfect for fans of Fire Emblem or Final Fantasy Tactics that wish those games were set in feudal Japan.


Project X
I haven’t seen this one, but I certainly plan to, given that Chronicle recently rekindled my love for “found footage films” like Cloverfield and The Blair Witch Project. Actually, I wanna see this first-person account of the ragingest party ever simply due to the small amount of controversy it generated over teenagers, booze, and tits. After all, that’s when you really get into that stuff, IMO. Get it out of your system when you have no responsibilities, because there’s nothing sadder than the alcoholic dad at the strip club.


Civilization V: God & Kings expansion  |  PC Download
Won’t profess to know much about this one, but I imagine Wilde’s wetting himself, and my buddy Coop seemed to dig on it. Either way, it’s worth mentioning solely so I have an excuse to dig up flabslapper‘s amazing video of the Civ 5 sketch we did ages ago on TalkRadar:


Brave  Nintendo DS  |  360  |  PS3
Jesus, what a week for the kiddies? I wouldn’t go out of my way to recommend this, as Pixar’s games have a much worse track record than its films. But I can’t wait to see the movie, so if you have offspring begging to play this thing, buy through us, won’t you?!

 


Sister Act 1 & 2: 20th Anniversary Collection
Fuck… 20th Anniversary?! Man, I feel old… Wait, are we really putting this out there as a recommendation? I’m not sure if they hold up even slightly, however, they may be worth revisiting for an ironic chuckle.

 

 


The FP
Had the good fortune to meet the cast and director of this silly little tribute to Southern California. And by “tribute,” I mean a movie that seems to take place following an 80s apocalypse, where the world has turned Dance Dance Revolution into a underground bloodsport. No, seriouly – watch the NSFW trailer! It’s a fun one-note joke that manages to sustain itself  for its entire run time, so I absolutely recommend The FP to fans of the 1908s “Triumph Over Adversity” genre.

UPCOMING VIDEO GAME AMAZON BONUSES – Pre-order and support Laser Time

Listed in order of release date


LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes  360  |  PS3  | Vita
-$10 in-store credit
Rare Heroes Skin Pack. This rare collection features Nightwing, Katana, Shazam, Zatanna, plus the brand-new Robin–Bruce Wayne’s son, Damian Wayne
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor  
-Pre-order and get the Carbon Assassin Armory, which includes Savannah Armor and Storm Armor
The Secret World  
-Early game access, plus special beta access with pre-order
-FREE Loyal Pet Hound (offers protection and XP boost)
The Amazing Spider-Man  360  |  PS3  *NEW*
-Pre-order for FREE Stan Lee Adventure Pack DLC
Spec Ops: The Line  360  |  PS3  
-$10 in-store credit
-Free upgrade to Premium pack and FUBAR Pack DLC with pre-order
Gravity Rush 
-FREE Military Costume DLC with pre-order
-FREE 4 Extra Missions, which include 2 Side Missions and 2 Challenge Missions
NCAA Football 13  *NEW*
-Free Nike Pro Combat premium uniform pack – Amazon exclusive
Silent Hill: Downpour  360  | PS3
-$10 in-store credit
Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor  
-FREE Carbon Assassin Armory, which includes Savannah Armor and Storm Armor with pre-order
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy
-FREE gripped stylus and 17 stickers with pre-order
Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance *NEW*
-FREE AR cards that unlock exclusive in-game Dream Eater with pre-order
Sleeping Dogs  360  |  PS3
-FREE Martial Arts Pack, with Shaolin Showdown mission, Shaolin Warrior outfit (with increased striking damage), Bonus Triad XP points, and Wing Chun decoration for your safe house with pre-order
Madden 13 *NEW*
-Free  Andrew Luck Future Stars Draft Pick Madden Ultimate Team Card for immediate use in Madden 12
Borderlands 2  360  |  PS3  |  PC
-$10 in-store credit
Resident Evil 6  360  |  PS3
-Pre-order for FREE Exclusive Mercenaries stage – The High Seas Fortress 
Assassin’s Creed III  360  |  PS3  
-EXCLUSIVE: FREE Steelbook Case upgrade with art by Alex Ross
Hitman: Absolution  360  |  PS3  
-FREE Bartoli Custom Pistol, with built-in, high-spec sight and silencer to give excellent accuracy and an extremely high rate of fire with pre-order

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17 thoughts on “Best Amazon releases for June 19th

  1. That Civ sketch is still hilarious.

    Also, pretty pumped for Pokemon Conquest. I love me some SRPGs and Pokeyman.

  2. Hmm let’s see Lasertime – Wanderlust: I totally wanted to see so I’m glad it’s out. Another movie that came out that you didn’t list is “Jeff Lives At Home” which is supposed to be a surprisingly light-hearted comedy. As a fan of Dane Cook, I hope him and CK buried the hatchet. Lasertime. If you feel old Chris and you’re only a few years older than I, how am I supposed to feel Lasertime when I already feel old.

    Lasertime.

  3. I’m still loving The Walking Dead graphic novels, so much so that I read the monthly copy. However I cannot get into the TV show. I HIGHLY suggest downloading The Walking Dead video game release recently. Amazon doesn’t sell download console titles but you can get the Mac/Pc version from them.

  4. The Lego games have always been a fun diversion, but Lego Batman 2 actually looks like it has some ambition and spark behind it, certainly beyond any of the previous Lego games. Color me quite interested! Also, even before this comes out, can we safely say that, at this point, this will be the greatest Superman game ever made?

  5. if i am picked twice in a row i will definitely donate at least enough for a keychain and tweet some jackassery with a link to your site because for real thanks for keeping me entertained for the last couple few years in a way that sincerely appeals to both my nostalgic and cutting edge nerdery. YOU DESERVE BETTER.

  6. i plan on buying 80$ of criterion, a giftcard sure would help, obligatory plead for Canadian amazon links, yada yada

  7. Oh man so much nerdy good stuff this week think i might have to grab that batman a buddy has been talking about it nonstop since tuesday.

  8. CHRIS – Lego Batman 2 on Vita and 3DS is NOT, repeat, NOT the same game as on consoles. TT Games always give the handheld versions to another studio, and they’re never as good. Get the PC/360/PS3 version (PC version’s incredibly cheap, incidentally).

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