Looking at the week’s new media releases, save on upcoming games, and your chance to Win a FREE $20 Amazon Gift Card!
Sorry for the lack of updates, folks. But we’re back again tossing out FREE $20 Amazon gift cards in an effort to encourage you to support Laser Time. Below you’ll find new movies, TV and games, then an updated list of video game pre-order bonuses and in-store cash back, followed by a couple of comic books recommendations to you buy our sister show, Cape Crisis. Entering Amazon through our links nets Laser Time a small commission which helps keep the lights on. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BY THE ITEM HIGHLIGHTED IN THE LINK. Nor does it magically appear in your shopping cart. Simply enter the Amazon through ANY of our links and buy ANYTHING during your visit and it’ll help us out. So, who wants a $20 Amazon Gift Card?! Leave a comment and it could be yours.
The Hunger Games
A pretty fun little movie. Of course, how can one be a fan of video games and not get behind a fun, well realized tale of a society that pits children against one another in an annually televised bloodsport? It’s got timers, desensitized violence, and even loot drops! The ceaseless wave of anti-Twilight YouthLit rage lead me to believe I’d hate this inevitable phenomenon. Happy to say it most certainly did not!
You know… I wouldn’t have had a problem buying this on Blu-ray sight unseen if they’d have just included the original Lorax animated short. It would have easily taken the buyer’s remorse out of a needlessly shitty movie, which is generally the case when 20-page children’s stories consisting of mostly picture are adapted to +90 minute films meant to shamelessly capitalize on something most people can’t help but remember fondly. Honestly, I’m curious to see this, but I can’t really imagine any result that isn’t horrifying.
A lot of folks just a smidge over the age of Laser Time’s hosts love to exalt this little film like it was the second coming of Christ. I mean I like it just fine, but it’s gushed over with a near religious reverence, which we generally reserve for talking about Jurassic Park or Terminator 2. And that’s what I love about Jaws. As a film fan, I respect the movie far more than I appreciate it, and that’s why I love it. I understand what it did, what it paved the way for, and the a name it made household. I’d almost never feel the need to throw it on the tubez, but I’ll sure as shit watch it just about any time it’s on. Better still, this high-def remaster contains a bevy of kickass supplementals including a full-length documentary featuring new interviews with amazing people like Steven Spielberg and Richard Dreyfuss. Okay, WILL BUY!
Persona 4 Arena
A glorious, unexpected work of Persona fan service and a pretty great fighter to boot! We won’t pretend to be pretend to be a 100% up on our Megami Tenseis, but this is gorgeous looking brawler that looks and plays like nothing else out there, and strangely enough, is somewhat more accessible than actual Persona games.
Sleeping Dogs 360 | PS3
Remember the True Crime series for PS2? Barely? Us too! Remember that reboot set in Hong Kong Activision canceled a few years back? Possibly? Well, Square’s picked it up, given it an arguably dumb title… and damned if the results aren’t pleasing the hell out of most critics so far. Good on Square, because this seemed like one helluva risk.
The Last Story
Gotta love that the last Wii game most of us will ever look twice at is fittingly called “The Last Story.” Whether or not it’ll reach its audience… we’ll see. JRPG fans pretty much begged Nintendo to bring this thing stateside, well after the game was released earlier in Japan and Europe, and they happily got their wish. Now, let’s see if everyone who signed the petition and left nasty tweets and/or comments goes out it buys it. It’s kind of your duty now, people.
Darksiders II 360 | PS3
The sequel to the best damned Zelda ripoff happening on PS360 (not a slam) has finally arrived after what felt like an agonizingly long wait. Fortunately, it looks to have been worth it judging by the review scores. Take the reigns of Death, one of, I don’t know… 70 Horseman of the Apocalypse. Joking. But we’re curious to see if if THQ can actually release the next two games before we’re all rocking PlayStation 4s and Xbox 720s.
Adventures in Babysitting
I can barely remember anything about this movie, other than thinking Elizabeth Shue was the hottest female ever forged, and that, thanks to the little girl, this was the most mainstream Thor would ever be with the movie going world. What a difference a quarter of a century makes! And they’ve happily embraced the time gone by by emblazoning the years across the cover. Bold!
Remember how stupid we thought the idea of the Battleship movie was? You know, even before it shit the bed. “Why would anyone be stupid enough make a movie out of a board game?” Well, sonny boy, they actually did is over two decades earlier and it was pretty damned stellar. A true comedic “farce” if there ever was one!
Grimm: Season One
Boy, Oh Boy! The first season of Grimm! I know not a thing about this show. But I do know a guy named Grimm! And that’s got to count for something, right? (Apologies. our Catch Up Edition was also created under tremendous haste.)
Dexter: The Sixth Season
I bowed out of these religious-toned season early on, although I can’t remember why… I’m not sure if it was due to something I disliked or just genuinely being done with Dexter. Any thoughts from you guys? Is this season worth diving back into or should I just give up entirely?
This is the movie I’m most dying to see! I know nothing about except what the trailers showed: An elite group of cops stab skulls through 30 stories of bad guys. And quite frankly, that’s all I fucking need to know!
UPCOMING VIDEO GAME AMAZON BONUSES – Pre-order and support Laser Time
Listed in order of release date
Persona 4 Arena
-FREE Persona 4 Arena Arranged Soundtrack based on the music of Shoji Meguro
The Last Story
-Pre-order and receive a 44-page softcover Art Book in a special custom case
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
-Free Andrew Luck Future Stars Draft Pick Madden Ultimate Team Card for immediate use in Madden 12
Far Cry 3 360 | PS3
-Pre-order and receive Amazon-exclusive Warrior Pack.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 360 | PS3 *NEW*
-Pre-order for early access to two DLC characters, Angel and Michelle Chang plus the bonus Snoop Dogg stage
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron 360 | PS3 *NEW*
-Pre-order for Bruticus (G2) to use in Single Player mode
Borderlands 2 360 | PS3 | PC
-$10 in-store credit
LittleBigPlanet (PS Vita) *NEW*
-Pre-order and receive FREE BioShock and Knights of Old costume packs.
Dead or Alive 5 360 | PS3
-Pre-order for a set of three ‘DOA Devils’ black bunny swimsuits for Christie, Tina, and Ayane
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse 360 | PS3
-Pre-order for FREE “Evil Pack” featuring Evil Stewie and Evil Mayor West costumes
NBA 2K13 360 | PS3
-Pre-order for access to NBA All Star Game content including the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, Three Point Contest, Rising Stars Challenge Game, and the NBA All Star Game
Dishonored 360 | PS3 *NEW*
-Pre-Order for exclusive Backstreet Butcher Pack which includes Bone Charm bonuses for Fencer, Fire Water, and Blast Resistant plus an in-game Wolfhound Statue
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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