A top fighting game, a major VR release, a big budget comedy, and a big Critereon release round out this week’s new Amazon games and movies!
It’s Memorial Day week, and while Laser Time may operate for one day less this week, we’ve still got some fun stuff in store for ya! We’ve got a new Laser Time about bad raps, a fantasy fight featuring Wonder Woman and DC’s female superheroes, and some exciting episodes of Thirty Twenty Ten and Talking Simpsons featuring Nick Cage in a plane and Homer Simpson in a space shuttle, respectively. However, Amazon isn’t taking the day off, as you can score some pretty good games and movies debuting this week on the internet’s biggest store. Remember, if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll score 20% off new physical releases during their launch window. Additionally, anything you purchase after clicking one of these links will send some scratch to Laser Time… it doesn’t have to be any of the products on this page; literally ANYTHING you buy that visit helps us out. Anywho, onto the new stuff!
Holy wow, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a new Tekken game on consoles, huh? While new Blazblus and Streets Fighter come out on a near-annual basis, we haven’t had a console Tekken release since 2012 (and a proper numbered Tekken since 2009), so we’re ripe and ready for more of the standard-setting 3D combat series (non-fireball division). However, the addition of Akuma as a secret character (and likely the closest we’ll get to Tekken X Street Fighter) makes this new battle for the Mishima Zaibatsu even more alluring than ever, now that we have the higher framerate and resolutions offered by modern consoles. So get yourself hyped for Tekken 7 with our Tekken VGMpire featuring the franchise’s early days and then jump in on the combat yourself! You’ll be “tekken” advantage of a great deal if you have Amazon Prime, as you’ll save 20 percent. That’s quite a combo!
ALSO AVAILABLE: XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION 4 DELUXE EDITION
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
May has been a suprisingly strong month for PlayStation VR! First, we got the first geniune PSVR shooter with Farpoint, and now the biggest licensed game (not including Rick and Morty) is hitting PlayStation’s headset (as well as Oculus and every other major VR platform). Despite the name, this isn’t you playing a card came with Picard; instead you’re running the USS Enterprise circa the movie series (that might not have much more flight time after Star Trek Beyond). Sitting in the captain’s chair on Star Trek is one of those dream experiences you’d use to pitch VR (kind of how people would pitch motion controls on recreating Star Wars lightsaber fights) so hopefully Ubisoft can pull off Bridge Crew properly. You can set your phaser to savings, as using the Amazon Prime (directive) saves 20% on Star Trek!
We’re really cutting it close with Charlie Day right now. Sure, he’s probably made enough money to retire on after a dozen years of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelpha, but outside of Pacific Rim, good old CD is right on the line between bankable comedy star and dependable supporting comedic talent. This movie and Horrible Bosses 2 both underperformed at the box office, but the difference here is that Fist Fight seems more up Day’s alley than a standard sequel. Day seems like a good “in over his head” hero, and a pissed-off Ice Cube seems like a good foil, too. I wasn’t lining up to check this out at theaters, but Fist Fight seems like a perfect flick to check out on a slow Sunday morning.
Speed Racer: Complete Series
Maybe it’s just because we did an episode (and a list) about our favorite car chases, but I’ve recently become quite enamored with Speed Racer. The Wachowski siblings made an underrated, under-performing, and over-saturated movie a few years back, but the source material is even more forgotten than the flop film. Now that the old-school show has been completely compiled and released in HD. If you want great animated races and poorly animated voice acting, it’s worth heading to the start line for Speed Racer on Blu-ray!
Ghost World (Criterion Collection)
While I prefer Welcome to the Dollhouse as my “turn of the millenium dark comedy featuring a teen girl coming of age,” Ghost World is another pretty great movie featuring unique women growing up. While it’s been about a decade and a half since I caught this flick, it’s much-deserving of the Criterion treatment and it’s pretty rare that you have a movie with Hollywood goddess Scarlett Johansson and always-weird-looking Steve Buscemi in early roles.
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