An Oscar-nominated animated film, Ubisoft’s next big shooter, and an epic RPG from Square Enix round out this week’s big Amazon releases!
March is now in full swing, and we’ve got some great content that’s bringing in the month in like a lion! We’ve got a new Laser Time about Logan and other character goodbyes, a new Super Mario Bros. 3 race, and Laser Time Patreon supporters can enjoy a new commentary for Twister. On top of that fantastic stuff, there’s also some great new games and movies debuting on Amazon this week (don’t forget, the games come with a 20% discount via Amazon Prime)! Also, any purchase you make on Amazon in the same visit after clicking a Laser Time link helps out the hosts of the fourth leading pop-culture podcast. You can literally buy ANYTHING that visit, just be sure to click one of these products before making your merry way to your intended purchase. Got it? Good.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Another month, another big Ubisoft shooter. Okay; maybe Yoobee isn’t that prolific a publisher of gun games, but the last year has brought us The Division (aka The Deviche), Watch Dogs 2, and now we’ve got Ghost Recon Wildlands, which combines two of Ubisoft’s fortes; first-person shooting and wide-open wilderness. If you like Ubisoft’s style of shooter but felt constrained by Rainbow Six Siege’s enclosed maps, the open-world nature of Wildlands might just beckon for you. The Wildlands will also be the Cheaplands as Amazon Prime members save 20 percent off TCGRW!
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Man, you’re killing us, Square! We’re just a half-year removed from Final Fantasy XV, we got Horizon: Zero Dawn last week, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will command our attention until Mass Effect: Andromeda pops up on our radar at the end of the month. With all of those RPG (and RPG-adjacent) adventures, it’s amazing that we’ve got another understated slice of JRPG goodness with Nier: Automata. The original Nier was a decent game some seven years ago, but the sequel has been getting great reviews that rival the bigger-name first-party blockbusters. Hopefully we’ll be able to discuss more about this release and the customary PlatinumGames charm on this week’s Vidjagame Apocalypse. A big discount is near for Nier, should you have an Amazon Prime subscription, as you’ll Automata-ically save 20%!
I’m a little mad at myself for missing out on Moana given that it combines two sure-fire movie features. Disney CGI movies have been rock-solid as of late, and I’ll watch any film that features Dwayne Johnson in a prominent role. While flicks like Zootopia and Big Hero 6 have been amongst my favorite animated fare of the last decade, I like the fact that Moana showcases Hawaiian culture in a way that few other films do (except, weirdly, Disney’s Lilo and Stitch). So just to recap; typically awesome Disney animation, The Rock, and I get to learn about Hawaii? Sign me up!
WWE Royal Rumble 2017
Sure, WrestleMania is the centerpiece of the WWE calendar year, but nothing is more exciting to me than the Royal Rumble. Chris Antista put it perfectly when he compared the Royal Rumble match to the Warped Tour; with 30 new wrestlers coming out every 2 minutes, you’re bound to find something to root for, be it popular current stars, developmental call-ups, and returning legends. This year’s Royal Rumble was one of the best in years, with a good mix of star power and decently-paced action and a great arena crowd to boot. The rest of the card was a great lead-up with Owens-Reigns (with Chris Jericho suspended in a cage above the ring) and Cena-Styles still standing amongst the year’s best matches. A good Royal Rumble is usually indicative of how WrestleMania will shake out, and this was fortunately a good one that’s led to a ‘Mania that’s shaping up well (besides the Universal Championship match). Speaking of that match…
2017 really is a banner year for Bill Goldberg. Even if his matches over the last six months have been short (and not all that sweet), his WrestleMania main event should be interesting if not entertaining. He’s also back in the direct-to-video game with his most high-profile release since Santa’s Slay. While I’m more of a Miz the Marine guy, Goldberg does seem like the perfect fit as a grizzled war veteran set to take out terrorism. I only hope the movie keeps count of Goldberg’s kills and that someone takes him out with a taser after his streak hits 173.
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