A quick, hot look at the latest media releases, upcoming video game pre-orders and recommended comic books. Win one of TWO $20 Amazon gift cards just for playing along!
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Anarchy Reigns 360 | PS3
Cyborgs, Bayonetta, really fat pig-men, explosions… Anarchy Reigns does appear to have all the things I love in this world PLUS it’s cheap as balls. $30 is a pretty damn good price.
So. Many. People. Get. Shot. So many. And it’s wonderful. It’s ridiculous and bloody and never really takes itself too seriously. Also, Rob Schneider is nowhere to be seen, which is perhaps the biggest bonus of all.
Okay… So, STOLEN is about a man who gets a phone call telling him his daughter has been kidnapped and he has to be a badass and get her back. I wonder what the pitch meeting for this movie was like. “We want to make Taken, but with Nicolas Cage instead of Liam Neeson.” “PERFECT! Now let’s go snort coke off that dead hooker’s stomach.” (That last part is how I imagine all Hollywood meetings end.)
The Goonies/Gremlins/Gremlins 2
Three awesome films in one awesome collection. What’s not to like? Too bad this came out after the holidays. I totally would have bought a few copies for stocking stuffers.
RELEASED DURING THE HOLIDAY BREAK
This remake of the 1990 sci-fi adventure stars Colin Farrell’s eyebrows, Kate Beckinsale (yes please), Jessica Biel (yes please), and Bryan Cranston. There’s no Mars and no mutants (except three-breasted Kaitlyn Leeb [yes please]) but if those changes don’t bug you it’s a fun, action-y trip into the world of Rekall. Really action-y. Like, so action-y it sometimes forgets people can talk and display emotions.
I… I don’t even know, guys. I’m just leaving this here. I won’t judge you for buying this (yes I will).
Sleepwalk With Me
I LOVE hearing people’s crazy sleepwalking stories, and comedian Mike Burbiglia has the craziest stories I’ve ever heard. Sleepwalk with me is full of anecdotes from his life, including his often terrifying sleepwalking habits.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Turtles in Time
All the early 90s live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies are now available on Blu-ray. If you are like me and enjoy reliving your childhood (and realizing just how ridiculous everything you loved is) these are definitely worth your time.
Yes please and also thank you. I bought this the SECOND I saw the Blu-ray logo at the top despite owning at least two copies already.
CLUE is easily one of my favorite movies of all time and if you haven’t already seen I recommend just throwing down the $14 bucks because it is absolutely worth owning. This movie forever changed the way I play CLUE. The whole cast is incredible and to this day I’m reasonably certain I’m going to marry Tim Curry, despite the fact that he is now 66 and not particularly handsome anymore.
Yet another great comedy. Trading Places is one of Eddie Murphy’s early greats, along with Beverly Hills Cop and Harlem Nights. Back in the days before The Nutty Professor and Pluto Nash and whatever other garbage he’s been in.
Oh the holidays were so good to me. Trading Places, Airplane, CLUE, and Tommy Boy all dropped into my lap in the span of a week. I think I can die happy now.
OOOOOOOH MYYYYY LOOOOVE, MY DAAAARLING, I’VE HUUUUNGERED FOR YOUUUUUR TOUCH. I don’t actually think you need to go out and buy Ghost on Blu-ray, I just wanted to get that song stuck in your heads.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 360 | PS3 | Wii U
Far Cry 3 360 | PS3 | PC
Assassin’s Creed III 360 | PS3 | PC | Wii U
Halo 4 360
Borderlands 2 360 | PS3 | PC
New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS
Dishonored 360 | PS3 | PC
SAVE ON UPCOMING GAMES AND SUPPORT LASER TIME
DmC: Devil May Cry 360 | PS3
– ‘Bone Weapons Pack‘ and orb harvester character perk
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch *NEW*
– Pre-order Ni No Kuni to receive the Amazon exclusive griffy familiar and use this Hunter of the Skies and its Fearsome Fangs to evolve your griffy into the griffigerator
BioShock Infinite 360 | PS3 | PC
-Pre-order for access to Industrial Revolution, the Infinite themed, flash-based puzzle game
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 360 | PS3
-Receive “Inferno Armor” for Raiden and an increase in the maximum amount of throwing weapons such as grenades within his arsenal
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
-Pre-order to get a Para Glider Skin and Seal Team Murray
God of War Ascension
–Pre-order and receive the Mythological Heroes Multiplayer Pack FREE
Dead Space 3 360 | PS3
-Pre-order for Limited Edition upgrade and two free suits and two free weapons
– Also receive the Amazon exclusive Tesla Enervator
Crysis 3 360 | PS3
– Pre-order and receive the limited Hunter Edition with day one multiplayer access to the predator bow, recon arrow, and more
– Free digital download for the original Crysis
Tomb Raider 360 | PS3
– Pre-order for the Amazon exclusive Final Hours Edition, which includes an art book, an in-game skin for Lara, and a digital copy of Geoff Keighley’s “The Final Hours of Tomb Raider” for the Kindle Fire
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
– Pre-order and get beta access
Gears of War: Judgment
-Pre-order for the Classic Hammerburst weapon and the Amazon-exclusive ‘Young Dom’ character skin for multiplayer
– *NEW* Also receive $10 promotional credit
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist 360 | PS3
– Receive the Upper Echelon Pack, which includes the Gold Glowing Goggles, the Upper Echelon Suit, and the Aral Sea Co-op Mission
Dead Island Riptide 360 | PS3 *NEW*
-Pre-order and get the Special Edition (includes: alternate character skin, a pack of weapon mods and a digital strategy map) for free and a limited edition steelbook
The Last of Us *NEW*
– Pre-order for the Sights and Sounds pack, which includes a digital download of the game’s soundtrack, a dynamic PS3 theme and two exclusive PSN avatars featuring Joel and Ellie
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