Jurassic Park hits the bricks, Elder Scrolls is online for consoles, and secret agents are more British than ever…
We’re another week into June and I tell ya, it’s been a hot one in the Bay Area. Why, the heat occasionally reaches as high as 72 degrees. And the fun is just getting started when it comes to new releases. This week we’ve got a few big games, including one that’s veritably dinosauric in size. Plus we’ve got anime, fomse cult films from the 70s and 80s, and a documentary about the leather-loving folks that occasionally swarm the Laser Time recording area. If any of these entice you, be sure to buy them on Amazon through the links on this page. It costs no extra to you, and sends a little money to the LT crew to help us keep our bills paid. Thanks!
LEGO Jurassic World
As is the way of all things, another franchise has fallen to the LEGO revolution, and this one seems way past due. Named after the upcoming film, this LEGO adventure actually recreates moments from all the previous films in the cheeky, brickish style. T-Rexes and velociraptors have never looked this cute, and neither have Sam Neil or William H. Macy (Chris Pratt is always cute). If you’re a big enough fan to see Jurassic World this week, then you should buy this package on basically every game system under the sun, though be sure to see the movie before playing the game. I have to imagine the LEGO-ized plot is still fairly similar to the film’s.
Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
An Elder Scrolls MMORPG made so much damn sense a decade ago. Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim all felt like single player MMOs anyway, so why not expand it to the logical conclusion. The bumpy PC history of Elder Scrolls Online is a good example of ‘why not,’ and those issues led to multiple delays for the ambitious console release of the game. Now it’s FINALLY getting in the hands of PS4 and Xbone owners, but will the extra time in the oven have helped Tamriel Unlimited, or is it too far gone? Or are you waaaaay too busy thinking of Fallout 4 to care?
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy
As I search for a third game to fill out the slower game release weeks, the Vita never fails me. Yes, the machine is dead to Sony, but for publishers of weird, anime-infused, super technical, niche games, it’s as robust as any machine. And if the girls can look underaged, and wearing very little, it’s all the more likely to be on Vita. Operation Abyss boasts to be a dense, highly customizable dungeon-crawler, so if that’s your thing, get ready to dive deep into this one.
Kingsman: Secret Service
Based on a comic series of the same name, Laser Time poobah Chris named this film as one of his favorite things in 2015 during this week’s Laser Time podcast. Described as weaponized Britishness, this is a truly meta, post-modern, and hyper-violent take on the spy genre, as only Mark Millar, the co-creator of Kickass, could do. If you missed out in the theaters, now is the time to sign up for Kingsman.
Hyperdimension Neptunia: Animation – Comp & OVA
I’m beginning to feel that the Hyperdimension series has become something of a curse for this series of articles, because it keeps showing up. I had no clue the “game consoles remade as cute anime girl deities” idea would catch like wildfire after the first game in the series. Now there have been a ton of releases, spin-offs, and remakes, along with a very popular anime series. The show has an eye-rolling amount of fan service, but there’s also some funny tributes and jokes about the game industry. Even if the references may be more familiar to Japanese fandom, jokes about Mario are pretty universal, right? See it all for yourself in this fancy, HD boxset.
Did you first see Pam Grier in Jackie Brown, The L Word, or even as the manager for The Wild Stallions in Bill & Ted? Even if you did, you might not fully understand what a big deal this stunning, talented actress is. She is the queen of the B-movie exploitation films of the 70s, killing pimps and getting into catfights with the best of them. Foxy Brown is one of the best examples of the genre, and this HD release is great for collectors and those that have yet to fully embrace the campy fun of these films.
The Last Unicorn (The Enchanted Edition)
I’m a nerd who likes to catalog every genre of film and nostalgia in my stupid brain, especially for kid cartoons of the 1980s. And yet, I only learned about The Last Unicorn about 7 years ago, though now I’ll never forget it. A very thorough recreation of the source material, this surprisingly mature fantasy adventure follows the final living unicorn as she tries to rediscover magic in a world that has forgotten her species. Likely the best animated film Rankin Bass ever made, the 1984 film features the voices of Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Alan Arkin, and Angela Lansbury, along with an original soundtrack by the rock band, America. If you’re as ignorant as I was, this HD release is a reason to finally embrace the magic.
If you follow Chris on social media, you may have seen some of his pictures of men in leather with exposed genitals. Did that confuse you? Do you want to know more about one of the most established kink festivals around? This documentary tells the story of the Folsom Street Fair. Certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you’re feeling curious, check it out!
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UPCOMING VIDEO GAME PRE-ORDER BONUSES
listed roughly in order of release date
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
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Star Wars Battlefront
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Batman: Arkham Knight
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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space