Daily Archives: September 27, 2012

From The Makers of Angry Birds, Bad Piggies Now Available To Download

Bad Piggies, a sequel to Angry Birds starring the game’s green pigs, was released today on iOS, Android, and Mac.

Bad Piggies does away with the franchise’s familiar slingshot used to launch birds in favor of all-new mechanics.

“There’s a lot of empathy towards the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games, and we’ve been constantly asked: what about the pigs’ side of the story?” said Rovio CEO Mikael Hed said in a press release. “Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes.”

In Bad Piggies you’ll use blocks with various functions (an engine, a rotor, wheels, etc.) to build vehicles to “launch” your piggies. Of course there will be a variety of landscape challenges as your piggies must reach a goal with cargo intact.

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Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises To Be Released On DVD & Blu-ray On December 4, 2012

Christopher Nolan’s Batman epic The Dark Knight Rises will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and digital download on December 4, 2012.

The last film in Nolan’s dark, gritty Gotham City trilogy, starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, and Tom Hardy as brutal villain Bane, will also be available in a limited edition Blu-ray Bat Cowl collectible package. The Blu-ray combo pack is filled with extras ranging from a documentary about the Batmobile, where all five Batmobiles are together for the first time, to Ending the Knight, an in-depth look featuring about 17 featurettes at how Nolan and his production team made The Dark Knight Rises, from Batman vs. Bane to totally demolishing a city street.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD include a featurette called The Journey of Bruce Wayne. Trailers and art galleries are also included.

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The Beatles Remasters Will Finally Be Available On Vinyl On November 13, 2012

The Beatles original studio album remasters, which were released on CD and iTunes in 2009 and 2010, will make their stereo vinyl debuts on November 13th as part of an elaborate box set ($399).

The titles include the band’s 12 original U.K. studio albums, as well as the U.S. version of “Magical Mystery Tour,” and “Past Masters, Volumes One & Two.” The Beatles’ first four albums have never been released in North America in stereo on vinyl.

Each 180-gram album will be available for individual purchase, or fans can own one of 50,000 copies of the box set, which will be housed in a retro travel case and include a 252-page book by radio producer Kevin Howlett. There will be chapters dedicated for each album, plus rare photos and audiophile-geared details about how the vinyl records were prepared.

 

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Kevin Tong’s Jurassic Park Poster To Go On Sale Today

Kevin Tong’s Jurassic Park poster is a six color screen print on 24 x 36 inch 100 lb White Cover Paper. The posters are signed and numbered in an edition of 275. They cost $70 each ($7 US shipping, $12 Intl shipping) and are available for sale at Kevin’s online store at a random time on 9/27/12. Limit two per household.

According to the artist, “This isn’t really a movie poster so much as it’s a theme park poster from a movie universe. It’s from a version of the movie where nothing went wrong (no Dennis Nedry) and the park was successful. The main inspiration was when John Hammond compared Jurassic Park to Disneyland.”

 

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New Dwarves Poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

New Line Cinema has released the new Dwarves poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on December 14, the Peter Jackson film stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Aidan Turner and Billy Connolly.

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Barnes & Noble Launches Nook HD & Nook HD+, Lightest and Highest-Resolution 7-Inch HD Tablet and World’s Lightest Full HD Tablet

Barnes & Noble introduced Nook HD and Nook HD+, the lightest HD and full HD tablets. The super-fast and lightweight 7-inch Nook HD and 9-inch Nook HD+ feature must-see displays for superior reading and entertainment and an instantly personalized tablet experience for each family member.

Nook HD boasts the world’s highest-resolution ever on a 7-inch tablet and Nook HD+ rivals the industry-leading tablet’s display.

Starting at $199 for the Nook HD and $269 for Nook HD+, both products deliver an amazing value for customers, with no annoying ads.

With more than three million books, a large selection of magazines and apps, and now with newly launched Nook Video and Nook Catalog content, Nook HD and Nook HD+ offer virtually endless reading and entertainment at customers’ fingertips.

Both are available for pre-order at www.nook.com and Barnes & Noble stores for customers to enjoy beginning in early November.

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October 10th Declared “Arrow Day” At Comic Book Retailers Across The U.S.

DC Entertainment and comic book retailers across America have deemed Wednesday, October 10 “Arrow Day” to celebrate the arrival of Warner Bros. Television’s highly anticipated new show Arrow, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Fans who visit their local comic book retailer on October 10 will receive a free Arrow #1 Special Edition custom comic book that is the perfect companion for the show’s premiere that night.

The Arrow #1 Special Edition offers a past and present glimpse of billionaire Oliver Queen. And as an added bonus, readers will get a six-page preview of Green Arrow #0, highlighting the DC Comics character who inspired the new show. In addition to the free comic, DC Entertainment is also providing comic retailers with Arrow promotional posters and bags.

In addition to the free custom comic available at comic book retailers, on October 10 fans can also download the first chapter of the new Arrow digital comic book series written by show Executive Producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. Legendary Green Arrow comic book writer and artist Mike Grell is on board to draw the first two covers, and Sergio Sandoval and Jorge Jimenez have been tapped to do artwork in subsequent chapters. The weekly series will also be collected in print with three digital chapters on sale in one print issue starting on November 28.

The Arrow premiere celebration doesn’t end on October 10. Arrow will be present at New York Comic Con in a big way, with a special video presentation and cast/producer Q&A in the IGN Theater on Sunday, October 14 at 11am. The panel will be followed by a signing at the DC Entertainment booth #1238 at 12:30pm.

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The Top 20 Hottest Toys For The 2012 Holiday Season

Santa, please take note…

The Toy Insider panel of experts have selected these 20 toys as some of the hottest playthings for this holiday season.

Check out the full list HERE.

Batman The Dark Knight Rises – Batman U-Command Batpod

Featuring light-up wheels and sound effects. Front wheel pivots right and left for turning and drifting action! Send commands or a preprogrammed action to the Batmobile using the infrared remote control and it will carry out your commands. ($50)

 

Power Rangers Deluxe Megazord Samurai Gigazord

When the Megazords and Zords come together they form the powerful Gigazord. Three ways to play! Morph it to Megazord mode, spaceship mode, or combine it with all the items in the ZordBuilder collection (sold separately). ($30)

 

Monster High High School Playset

Showcase your favorite student bodies in the Monster High High School! This two-story school features the iconic school entrance through the gargoyle statues, the mad science classroom, creepateria, casketball court, and, of course, the ghouls’ creepy cool coffin-shaped lockers. ($80)

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