Arrow News: Vinnie Jones Joins Season 3 Cast as ‘Brick’

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Media news site Variety has reported that British actor Vinnie Jones has joined the season 3 cast for a three part episode storyline. Jones will be brought in to play DC Villain ‘Brick’. This makes the second actor to have famously played another Comic Book character joining the show, Brandon Routh who played Superman in ‘Superman Returns’ plays Ray Palmer, destined to become The Atom. Vinnie Jones infamously played the Juggernaut in ‘Xmen: Last Stand’.

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‘Brick’ is a Green Arrow villain with invulnerable skin. In Arrow, Danny Brickwell is a ruthless gang leader who brings Star City’s government to its knees. He’s known as “Brick” on the streets because he’s been shot dozens of times but never died. Jones will appear in episodes 10, 11 and 12 of this third season.

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Xbox News: This Week’s ‘Deals with Gold’ Offers – Ending 27/10/14

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Major Nelson Blog has posted this week’s ‘Deals with Gold’ offers for both Xbox One and Xbox 360:

 

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Content Title Content Type Discount %
R.B.I. Baseball 14 Xbox One Game 50%
Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass Add-on 25%
Strike Suit Zero Director’s Cut Xbox One Game 50%
Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition Xbox One Game 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

Xbox 360

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z Games on Demand 50%
Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi Games on Demand 50%
R.B.I. Baseball 14 Arcade 50%
Need for Speed Most Wanted Games on Demand 50%
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Games on Demand 75%
Burnout Paradise Games on Demand 66%
Burnout Revenge Games on Demand 66%
Need for Speed Undercover Games on Demand 66%
Dirt 3 Games on Demand 60%
Darksiders* Games on Demand 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
*This deal is valid through 31 October 2014.

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Playstation 4 News: WB Games Hosting ‘Arkham Knight’ and ‘LEGO Batman 3′ Panels at MCM Expo

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At this weekend’s MCM Expo London, WB Games are hosting special panels for ‘Arkham Knight’ and ‘LEGO Batman 3′ games. First with Arkham Knight on the Saturday afternoon and followed up with LEGO Batman 3 on Sunday afternoon. Sadly, as confirmed to me via Twitter reply, neither panel will be streamed or recorded for later playbacks online.

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Multi BAFTA award-winning Rocksteady Studios will be giving Comic Con visitors a sneak peek at Batman: Arkham Knight, due for release on 2nd June 2015. The presentation, which takes place at 3pm on the Saturday of the show, will be followed by a panel presented by nine members of the Rocksteady Studios team. Sefton Hill, David Hego, Adam Doherty, Paul Boulden, Ian Ball, Zafer Coban, Albert Feliu, Guy Perkins and Gaz Deaves will be discussing and answering audience questions on different aspects of the development process, including game design, narrative, art, character design, animation, and more. All audience attendees will also receive a free Batman: Arkham Knight poster!

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Arthur Parsons and Phill Ring from TT Games will be joined by Travis Willingham, the voice of Superman, and Laura Bailey, the voice of Wonderwoman, in a presentation of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, due to be published on 14 November. The panel will take place at 2pm on the Sunday of MCM London Comic Con.

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Playstation 4 News: Alien Isolation’s First Add On Pack ‘Corporate Lockdown’ Out October 28th

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SEGA today announced that the first of five add-on packs for Alien: Isolation™, ‘Corporate Lockdown’, releases October 28, 2014, offering players three new challenging and terrifying maps for the game’s Survivor Mode. Each challenge pack offers a new perspective on the events on-board Sevastopol Station in the days before the arrival of the Weyland-Yutani team, with a new playable character, a unique set of objectives and a new game mode.

In ‘Corporate Lockdown’, Seegson Executive Ransome has learnt that he has been abandoned by his paymasters. Knowing that the Torrens is on the way, he decides to make his escape and hitch a ride on board, taking decoded Nostromo data with him. However, while escaping he wants to tie up a few loose ends… Across three new challenge maps, ‘Severance’, ‘Scorched Earth’ and ‘Loose Ends’, players are challenged to compete against others through Alien: Isolation’s online leaderboards, to escape the station in the fastest possible time or attain the top score through numerous side quests and hidden bonus objectives. New to ‘Corporate Lockdown’ is the addition of Gauntlet Mode where players are challenged to top the Gauntlet Mode leaderboards by completing all three challenge maps back-to-back without dying.

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‘Corporate Lockdown’ will be available to download via online marketplaces for available platforms from October 28, priced at MSRP $7.99/€6.99/£5.59 and will be followed by four more packs: ‘Trauma’, ‘Safe Haven’, ‘Lost Contact’ and ‘The Trigger’. Each will feature a new playable character alongside a mix of new maps, objectives and game modes to challenge even the most proficient player. Players wishing to explore every inch of Sevastopol Station can take advantage of the Alien: Isolation Season Pass, offering access to all five Survivor Mode add-on packs at up to a 25% discount. All add-on packs are scheduled to be released by March 2015.

Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game set on board a decommissioned trading station in the fringes of space. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

Alien: Isolation is available now for Playstation 4,Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

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Playstation 4 News: Table Top Racing: World Tour’ is in development for PlayStation 4!‏

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Award winning indie developer and publisher Playrise Digital today announced plans to develop a brand new game in the micro-combat racing universe of, ‘Table Top Racing’! ‘Table Top Racing: World Tour’ is now in the early stages of development for the new generation of consoles, PC and mobile, launching first on PlayStation.‘TTR:World Tour’ is set to screech onto gamers TV’s and devices Q4 2015.

“We’re extremely excited to bring an all-new Table Top Racing to this generation of consoles where we believe we can really stretch the concept of the micro-combat racer, especially by leading on PlayStation4.”commented Nick Burcombe, CEO Playrise Digital. “With a long history of hit games for PlayStation over the decades , we feel that the PlayStation platform is our spiritual home and to make a return to console development, as an indie developer, feels like a dream come true.”

“Playrise Digital has impressed us with their eye for gameplay, their technical expertise and their pursuit of multi-player fun, so we’re delighted to see Table Top Racing: World Tour launch first on PlayStation®4,” said Shahid Ahmad, Senior Business Development Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE). “We can’t wait to see Playrise fully realize their vision and ambition using the power of the PS4.”

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Table Top Racing: World Tour will re-invent the Table Top Racing franchise taking full advantage of the latest hardware and software technologies. Playrise will utilise the Unity 5 Engine to take gameplay, physics and graphics to the next level. Racing fans can expect a radical extension to the humour and frenetic gameplay that made the first Table Top Racing so popular, plus a whole new world of multi-player madness, table-top race tracks, super-cool micro-cars, secret shortcuts and of course, incredible new power-ups!

One of the team’s main ambitions is to bring back ‘real social gaming’ with 4 player split-screen as well as network multiplayer gaming. The team know from first-hand experience, there’s nothing better than gaming with friends you’re sat right next to! There’s going to be plenty of witty banter, dead-arms and hopefully not so many insults about your parentage!

Table Top Racing: World Tour will be all-new, full-on, next-generation gaming experience starting with PlayStation 4

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Playstation 4 News: Game of the Year-Winning The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series Now Available on PlayStation 4

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Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of  The Walking Dead for his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, today announced the release of  The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season – A Telltale Games Series, as well as  The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series; both available now in stores at retail and for download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time in North America, and available in Europe on October 31st. Retail editions will also be available for the first time on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic book series and offers an emotionally-charged, tailored game experience where a player’s actions and choices affect how their story plays out across the entire series.

“Since the series premiere in 2012, the team has been incredibly proud to continue breaking new ground in the art of interactive drama as part of Robert Kirkman’s award-winning universe,” said Kevin Bruner, President and Co-Founder at Telltale Games.  “Now available on over six thousand devices from console to mobile, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 formats usher in an even greater reach for Telltale, and we’re excited to be preparing players across the world for a thrilling third season that’s yet to come.” 

To date the series has sold  more than 39 million episodes worldwide, with its first season earning more than 90  Game of the Year awards from outlets including  Metacritic, USA Today, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, Destructoid and GamesRadar, and also the recipient of two  BAFTA Video Games Awards for  Best Story and  Best Mobile Game.

The second season finale was met with critical praise in the press, with IGN.com awarding the episode an  Editor’s Choice 9.5 out of 10 rating, calling it “provocative, painful, and unforgettable,” saying,  “This is perhaps the most heartbreaking and tense episode of anything Telltale has ever made. How Clementine braces for the impact of everything in front of her is up to you – and where that takes her left me in awe.”   Nerdist.com also gave the finale a  Perfect 5 out of 5 Score, saying,  “Grisly, gripping, but never gratuitous – Season 2 of The Walking Dead was one of the best gaming experiences I’ve had in quite some time, and No Going Back is a real mic drop moment for the series.”

The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned at the outset of the undead apocalypse, left to survive in a world gone mad.  Players will struggle to outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test their morals and control the flow of the story through the choices that they make.

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season is rated ‘M’ (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, and Strong Language by the ESRB.  The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series – Season Two is rated ‘M’ (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, and Use of Alcohol and Tobacco by the ESRB.

For more information on the game, visit  the official websiteFacebook, and follow Telltale Games on  Twitter. For more information on  The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, and all of his titles, visit  www.Skybound.com andwww.TheWalkingDead.com.

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Playstation 4 News: New ‘Free’ DLC for ‘Shadow of Mordor’

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Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) announces the new, FREE Power of Shadow bundle for acclaimed action game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, available now for  PlayStation 4, Xbox One and on and Steam.

The Power of Shadow bundle allows players to don the appearance of Sauron’s fearsome servant, the Black Hand, and power up to take down their Nemesis using the new Epic Runes of Power.

The free Power of Shadow bundle includes the following upgrades:
·         Play as the Black Hand of Sauron
·         Epic Runes including:
One with Nature – Immunity to Poison attacks from Uruk Captains or Ghuls.
Ascendant – Double Focus Time for slow motion ranged combat.
Elven Grace – Increased defence which halves the damage of enemy strikes.

Middle-earth : Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. Based on the player’s actions with the in-game Nemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game.  As Talion’s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.

Middle-earth : Shadow of Mordor is available for PlayStation 4 , and Xbox One , PC and Steam ; 18th November on Xbox 360  and PlayStation 3 .

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