Unfiltered, uncouth and now unplugged, GWAR almost have us convinced with this acoustic EP that behind that four-dong udder there may just be a heart somewhere-Loudwire-
It’s so GWAR to have some beautiful harmonies meshed with horrendously vile lyrics -Metal Insider-
GWAR’s latest opus “Disc With No Name,” is out today on Pit Records. The band worked tirelessly on this acoustic masterpiece during last year’s “GWARantine,” and it is finally available for puny pathetic human ears.
Blóthar the Berserker says “When Sleazy P. Martini suggested we do something “unplugged” I was confused. It took me forever to get it plugged in the first place. Turns out he wanted us to record a few GWAR tunes, stripped down to chords, harmony and emotion. Now that I understand what’s going on, I’m thrilled with the project. I was finally able to release my inner Joni Mitchell. I swallowed her years ago, and she’s been living in my belly ever since.”
More breaking GWAR news; the band’s new Ragnarök Rye is available in stores today.
Stay tuned for more info from GWAR including updates on new music and fall touring plans.
Forty years ago the inimitable MOTÖRHEAD line up of the three amigos, Lemmy, Fast Eddie and Philthy, created one of those magical moments in time with the seminal Ace Of Spades album. As the 40th anniversary celebrations of this slab of rock history continue, MOTÖRHEAD are launching a virtual Ace Of Spades online exhibition of exclusive photos and memorabilia from the era. All loyal Motörfans from all over the world are welcome and can enjoy it from the comfort of their own homes during these global pandemic times.
As well as the deluxe boxset, triple LP and double CD and digital boxset, 40th anniversary editions of Ace Of Spades that are out today, it’s now available in 360 Reality Audio, a new immersive music experience utilizing Sony’s spatial audio technology. Put on your headphones on to experience the song in a totally new way on Tidal, Deezer and Amazon Music HD.
Finally, if you’ve not yet listened to the new official, Ace Of Spades podcast series, The Motorcast, make sure you subscribe to all the episodes on your favorite podcast platform here – https://motorhead.lnk.to/MotorcastPR. There’s two episodes live right now, with more to come every two weeks.
Enhancing learning opportunities is a huge issue for our society. Various tech advancements can be utilized to improve teaching methods as well as academic performance and grading system. Nowadays, technologies allow improving the entire learning process in-class or at home. Many families choose distant education, and the results are impressive.
So, what are the main innovations that stimulate the growth of literacy? We will list tech advancements that can extend education in many ways.
Specialized Communication Channels
Often, the main reason for the specific lessons to be ineffective and cause confusion is the lack of communication between students and their teachers. The explanations provided in class might be insufficient to make pupils understand complex topics. At the same time, personal counseling for everyone is impossible as tutors have things to do in their lives.
Nowadays, it is possible to create college dashboards in the online regime and post all the necessary materials and additional documents there. Also, most schools add forums for discussions of homework and upcoming exams. Teachers can answer students 24/7, and this process takes less time today.
If a student is missing some class, he or she can go online, enter the official school’s website, and check the lesson materials as well as homework. It is easier to mark absence in an online regime so that teachers know who and why did not attend the specific class.
Not to miss the deadline, students can upload their essays, research papers, and other homework tasks directly to their personal accounts or college forums/dashboards. It is a perfect chance to avoid failing grades and other troubles. Students can reach out to their teachers almost as customers do with client support. Sure, tutors are not available 24/7, but some colleges add robots to answer at least FAQs. Immediate assistance and tips help students to do homework assignments more effectively on their own.
Opportunities for In-Depth Research and Data Processing
College libraries often lack the materials necessary for a successful learning process. The amount of textbooks is often limited, so not all students get the necessary resources for education. It isn’t easy to share a physical book, but it’s simple to do that with an e-book. Thus, the Internet has become a more popular place than a traditional library. Sure, some universities can boast research centers that can replace any online resources, but it is better to combine both. Students get easy and free access to numerous sources on the web:
They may use some of them as citations and references for their essays; some of them can be used as templates and examples. Multiple search engines make it possible to find any sort of information within seconds. Students are encouraged to use as many sources as possible, but they should be relevant and up-to-date. Most online sources reveal the publication dates. It is easy to detect a trusted source: they usually pop up among the first search results and belong to domains like .gov or .edu.
Students can store and view info easily with the help of various cloud storage services. Google Docs is just one of the many. Gone are the times when learners had to flip through heaps of educational books and papers. They can simply and quickly share data with their peers and tutors. It allows for faster and more effective data processing.
Newest school equipment and tools make it possible to conduct experiments in classes. Students can research different questions and problems on their own in the labs. It was proven that digital sources are more cost-effective than traditional materials. For instance, it is impossible to delete an online source without admin access. As for the textbook, a student can lose or harm it, and it will cost a penny. Finally, it is simpler to find even a rare book online than in a physical store or library.
Services That Help Students
With the appearance of multiple online platforms for education, students received valuable help and support. Early days, they had to ask their parents or peers for assistance. Now, it is enough to type the keywords like “essay writer online” or “help with homework” to obtain the fast and quality solution to any assignment.
Some of the online tools for students and writers are designed to check grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Those apps are perfect for international students – they help to enrich vocabulary just like Thesaurus. Grammarly and Copywritely are two other popular tools. One can find software created to avoid issues with plagiarism. You simply insert the text in the special field and check how original your writing is (most colleges require at least 95% uniqueness).
Before, we used to turn to the psychical translation bureaus to write papers. Now, there is no need to go outside. Other applications can help to generate topic ideas and even entire sentences. Isn’t that amazing?
The top streaming service is more than a matter of who has the best shows. It’s about the app experience, value for money, and how quickly they release new information. The best streaming service should make it easier for the subscriber to find something new to watch.
The TV landscape has tremendously changed, thanks to the streaming services. That means every major studio is trying to figure out how to play catch-up even with huge competition leading streaming services listed on Streamingwars.com like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.
Viewers have subscribed to streaming services in droves, and for a good reason. There’s not much choice when it comes to selecting the best streaming services for your needs, which is suitable for viewers in some respects. However, it can be overwhelming and expensive to make the right decision.
The best streaming service overall is Netflix, which has grown to be the standard streaming service for many. First of all, Netflix offers an outstanding selection of TV shows, movies, comedy specials, original programming (including Glow, Love Is Blind and Black Mirror). Netflix practically controls the talk around streaming, with most the great shows and routine success making new series such as “Dead to Me” and “ Tiger.”
What’s more interesting is that you can create up to five different profiles on the same account to make sure your favorite content doesn’t mess up. As you probably know, Netflix is continually removing and adding movies, so you’ll want to check it out to see what’s coming soon.
The recently-released HBO Max boosts the HBO catalog for shows such as Westworld or Game of Thrones and a ton more movies and some new original shows. Some will turn to the service for the DCEU films – the Justice League Snyder Cut is coming – while others will treasure the family-friendly trove of content, including the Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo and the new Looney Tunes cartoons. However, HBO Max is still not on Fire or Roku TV.
Lately, Disney joined the fray with Disney Plus, which hosts movies and shows from Marvel, Star Wars, and more. Before its release, Disney Plus was among the most awaited streaming services on the market. Disney controls a frightening number of properties, from Star Wars, to Marvels, to Disney’s own animated canon, to The Simpsons (all 30 seasons and counting).
There’s also the Amazon Prime Video service that is a part of Amazon Prime subscription. For those who do their shopping online, Amazon is a no-brainer. Like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video is a veritable buffet of original programming, television, and movies. Some of the best Amazon shows range from the Man in the High Castle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jack Ryan, and Bosch.
A deal with Viacom – which controls Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and MTV – made Amazon Prime arguably the best streaming service when it comes to children programming and comedy. The streaming service also provides unlimited access to an extensive collection from HBO’s catalog of classics like “The Wire” and “The Sopranos”.
In light of current events, Body Count announces the release of their radio single “No Lives Matter” today via Century Media Records. Watch the music video for “No Lives Matter”, which is off their 2017 full-length album Bloodlust HERE.
The track’s message is more relevant than ever as Body Count frontman Ice-T states in the music video intro, “…when I say ‘Black Lives Matter’ and you say ‘All Lives Matter’, that’s like if I was to say ‘Gay Lives Matter’ and you say ‘All Lives Matter’. If I said, ‘Women’s Lives Matter’ and you say ‘All Lives Matter’. You’re diluting what I’m saying. You’re diluting the issue. The issue isn’t about everybody, it’s about black lives, at the moment.”
Century Media Records Director Philipp Schulte adds, “As a company we felt it was necessary to release this single as a way to actively participate in the change that is needed to combat police brutality and racism. It is a first step in doing our part to inspire unity and transformation.”
Danish composer, vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Myrkur (Amalie Bruun), journeys into the heart of Scandinavian culture. Through Bruun’s crystalline vocals, an array of traditional instruments and storytelling, ‘Folkesange’ offers listeners an immersive, emotional and transcendent experience that resonates in today’s turbulent times.
“Burrowing into a lifelong love of Scandinavia’s traditional music and writing her own modern versions, and without sacrificing her intensity.” – THE GUARDIAN (FOLK ALBUM OF THE MONTH)
“Ella has the steady, almost ominous tread of her earlier, darker works, and her layers of voice have an almost eerie resonance. The song swells and subsides (she refers to it as “a rebirth-ritual in the sea”) before building to an almost orchestral-sounding finale.” – WNYC’s SOUNDCHECK
“Lush acoustic instruments and a restrained composition give full breadth to Myrkur’s voice, and the pristine production is more fitting of new age music than black metal” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“transcendent… sweeping, hypnotic” – REVOLVER
“Scandinavian heritage has been a very important element of black metal since its beginning, but no musician before Myrkur has translated it so successfully to its music to attain recognition both within the genre and without, and although her work polarized the black metal community intensely in the beginning, ever more people are realizing the unique merit and quality of Myrkur’s work” – ULTIMATE GUITAR
“gorgeous…It breaks new ground with its wild, almost lyrical sound, and really transports the listener back to days of old.” – EXCLAIM!
“indeed in the trad-folk realm, with a little ethereal dream pop in the mix too” – BROOKLYN VEGAN
“she’s the Lana Del Ray of Black Metal” – THE PIT
“Bruun has a way of breathing new life into the past, by taking these old folk songs and reenvisaging them as expansive explorations into the netherworld of black metal” – LINE OF THE BEST FIT
“a gracious, quite accessible offering, one that invites us to other worlds, times, and cultures.” – THE PROG MIND
Myrkur’s Amalie Bruun has always paved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Just after newfound motherhood, Bruun set out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her own childhood with on her latest album, Folkesange. Available today on Relapse Records, Folkesange relinquishes black metal for a refined yet far-reaching evocation of traditional folk, combining songs ancient and new to sublimely resonant effect.
On Myrkur‘s first two full-length studio albums (2015’s M and 2017’s Mareridt), she recast black metal in the most personal yet expansive of terms, their blending of Bruun‘s Danish folk roots with tempestuous internal struggles breathing new life into a subgenre whose followers can be rigidly possessive.
After the nightmare-induced visions that wrought themselves throughout 2017’s immensely acclaimed Mareridt, Folkesange offers an emotional sanctuary, a means to reconnect to something permanent and nature-aligned. It’s an awareness that’s become deeply bound to the album’s organic, regenerative spirit.
Storytelling, rites of passage, and the invocation of a continuity that passes through time and generation are all part of folk music’s tapestry, and Folkesange taps into all these currents in their most essential form. In part a purist’s approach to the genre, free from over-interpretation and fusion, the use of Kulning (an ancient Scandinavian herding call) and traditional instruments throughout, such as nyckelharpa, lyre and mandola offer adeeper, more tactile connection to their source, an unbroken line of communication back to the past.
But the album is no museum piece; it resonates in the here and now, aided by the spacious production of Heilung member and musical collaborator Christopher Juul. Cinematic yet intimate, Folkesange exists in a state of boundless reverie, bourne by string-led drones, cyclical, elegiac rhythms and Bruun‘s frictionless voice, all carrier signals for deep-rooted, ancestral memories, and associations felt on an elemental level.
An immersive experience in its own right, but also belonging to a wider, pagan folk-based renaissance that has attracted a devoted following worldwide, Folkesange answers a need that has become ever more pressing in turbulent times. A zeroing in on a resonance that is both intrinsic and enduring, it’s a rediscovery of personal grounding, and an experience that reaches beyond culture to remind us of a shared, deeply rooted inheritance. A tuning fork that binds the personal and the universal, Folkesange is a reminder that the most transcendent experiences are those closest to home.
We all need to take a break
sometimes. It always seems like we’re all so busy trying to keep up with this
roller coaster we call life that we tend to forget what it really means to
“live.” Rushing to meet deadline after deadline is not how you dreamt to live
out your life when you were younger, is it? Surely, you’ve never thought of
wasting all your precious youth overly obsessing about things like finding a
partner, settling down, building an empire, etc.
Goals are great to have. Being
dedicated to one’s career is a really good thing. However, you also have to
recognize the fact that life exists beyond that. At the end of the day, it’s
not those busy days you are going to remember. Amidst the hustle and bustle,
what you will remember most are the times you decided to just calm down and
take a break. It is during moments that you are still that you are allowed to
really take in all the things that are happening around you. This is why it is
important that you just let yourself go sometimes. It is not a crime to rest
your worn-out soul. Read
more about this here.
And what better way to loosen up
and recharge your spirit than surround yourself with positive energy and good
music? Say, going to see your favorite artist live, for example.
When Was The Last Time You’ve Ever Been To A Concert?
Wait, let me actually rephrase
that question: When was the last time you ever allowed yourself to do something
that is just purely enjoyable? Was it last week, maybe last month? If you can’t
even remember when it was and the memory of ever having such a time seems so
distant, then you’re truly depriving yourself of a chance to recharge and just
live in the moment.
We all deserve to live in the moment.
The best way to really experience
the energy of something real in the exact moment is to witness someone perform
on a live stage. When you’re there just surrounded by the insane hype of the
people around you, hearing music so passionately delivered, and just standing
in awe at the grand performance that’s unfolding before you, it is in that
moment that you know you’re alive. It is in that moment that you get to
understand what it means to live in the present. That’s just the kind of energy
a live performance will give you. Here’s a list of performances you shouldn’t
miss out on: https://www.insider.com/best-musicians-to-see-live-2018-3.
Ever since the television and
internet came, less and less people are showing interest to concerts and live
performances. True enough, just streaming the performance will help you save
costs, time, and effort of going to the actual venue. However, I wouldn’t say
that the experience is the same. As I said, what’s lacking is the energy. The
realness of the moment, the heat, wouldn’t be there when you’re just watching
off a screen. It would feel bland and empty. But if you get out there and
immerse yourself with the people’s energy, you’ll realize just how much you’re
missing out on life. You’ll realize how important it is to let yourself go
every once in a while.
Let’s all bring back the vigor
that was once showered upon live concerts. Let’s all bring back the fun in our
How To Keep Yourself Updated With The Live Performances Happening Around
Although I did kind of imply that
technology has made people more passive and disinterested about a lot of things,
but it definitely has made life more convenient. I guess this is where the
saying “there are two sides to every coin” comes in. The internet may
indirectly encourage the youth of today to be passive observers but it’s also a
tool that can help you live life even better if you use it for the right
things. For example, if you’re planning to go see
a live concert soon, you can always just check out online schedules for it.
That’s right. Nowadays, attending
a live concert doesn’t require you to line up from 3 in the morning just to get
the tickets (although that used to be fun too). You can conveniently and
comfortably book for them through a mobile phone or computer. You can pay for
them right then and there too.
So if you’re thinking of taking
the missus out for the weekend or ask the boyfriend to join you for a rock
performance in the summer, you can always just check out online ticketing
websites for the latest news and updates on upcoming performances in your area.
It’s really that easy now so it’s about time you stop making excuses for
yourself and just start throwing yourself out there.
There are many ticketing websites
that you can check out, but you have to make sure that you’re buying only from legit
ones before you start paying real money. Online reviews can help you determine
which websites are safe to use for this purpose and which ones are not. Most
ticketing websites are real-time so you will be able to receive your virtual or
digital ticket soon after you purchased it. If you don’t receive it even after
24 hours had passed, then there is definitely something wrong going on. Seriously,
with our technology today, you’d be more surprised about “what can’t be
achieved” more than what can be achieved. Check out one of the best concert
ticket sites here.
Again, don’t wait for life to
pass you by. Whenever you can, make an effort to really live moments with
people you love. Enjoy yourself; unbound yourself from things that worry and
concern you and just join the world as you all yell out your hearts’ desires to
great music. Sometimes, simply allowing yourself to “go with the crowd” is the
best therapy you can ever get. It doesn’t cost much too. These are the times
you will remember the most, you’ll see.
The Hit Ghostbusters Adventure Returns in HD on Oct. 4, 2019, for PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Windows PC
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – Aug. 20, 2019 – Saber Interactive has announced that pre-orders for Ghostbusters™: The Video Game Remastered, the HD re-release of the acclaimed action-adventure game featuring the original cast of Columbia Pictures’ classic films, are available today on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
Fans can pre-order Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered today for $29.99 via the PlayStation®Store, Nintendo eShop, and Microsoft Store, as well as $24.99 via the Epic Games store. Physical copies of the game can also be pre-ordered on consoles exclusively at GameStop in the United States, EB Games in Canada, and a variety of retailers in Europe.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered delivers a unique story from Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis that captures the supernatural comedic fun and fright fans love from the franchise, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. As the new rookie on the Ghostbusters crew, you’ll team up with your favorite characters from the films, reunited by the voices of Aykroyd, Ramis, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson as Stantz, Spengler, Venkman and Zeddemore, alongside Annie Potts, Brian Doyle-Murray, William Atherton and Max von Sydow.
Manhattan is overrun once more by ghosts, demons and other paranormal creatures unleashed by a mysterious force, and only the Ghostbusters can drive this evil back to whatever dimension it crawled from. Hunt and trap a variety of new and infamous ghouls and phantasms — all remastered in HD resolution — with cool gadgets, upgradeable weapons, thrilling boss fights and widely destructible environments. Scan and analyze targets with the P.K.E. Meter and Paragoggles, then use your Proton Pack’s blast and capture streams to wrangle them into submission.
Based in the U.S., Russia and Spain, Saber Interactive is an independent developer whose credits include the 2019 hit World War Z, Quake Champions, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and others. Saber’s NBA Playgrounds is one of the best-selling digital console titles of 2017. The company has multiple development studios across the world making great games and bringing fun interactive experiences to life.
About Sony Pictures Consumer Products
Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) is the licensing and merchandising division of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group and Sony Pictures Television for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.
About Ghost Corps
Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters brand with live-action feature films, animated motion pictures, television, merchandise, and other new entertainment products. Ghost Corps is headquartered on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.
Debuting at #1 upon its May 1994 release, Beastie Boys’ fourth album was an unstoppable force, pervading every aspect of pop culture. Its charge to the top of the charts was led by “Sabotage” and its legendary Spike Jonze/Nathanial Hornblower ’70s TV police drama tribute, as ROLLING STONE dubbed Ill Communication 1994’s “soundtrack for summer.” Crowds and critics alike were floored by highlights “Sure Shot,” “Root Down” and “Get It Together,” as a VIBE (RIP)—in the magazine’s first cover story on a white artist–hailed Beastie Boys as “perhaps the most consistently innovative musicians to emerge out of hip hop.” It was a claim that Ill Communication has justified for years to come, and 25 years later Ill Communication’s impact has resounded with generation after generation.
Texas crossover outfit POWER TRIP today kicks off a tour across the Midwest with support from their allies in Red Death, with shows in Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Des Moines, and St Louis this week. The shows surround POWER TRIP‘s spot supporting The Original Misfits as well as Fear and Venom Inc. at the massive Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois this Saturday, April 27th.
POWER TRIP has additional shows booked through the year, including stateside festival sets at Dark Lord Day with High On Fire and Nuclear Assault, Trouble N’ Texas Fest with Bitter End, Sound & Fury Festival with Have Heart, Fury, and Fiddlehead, Psycho Las Vegas with Yob, High On Fire, and Glassjaw, and the newly-confirmed Exit 111 Festival with Def Leppard, ZZ Top, and Mastodon. The band will return to Europe as well this June to play the Donnington Park Circuit, Plein Air, and more.
Watch for many more new POWER TRIP tour dates to be announced in the weeks ahead.
POWER TRIP‘s Southern Lord-released breakthrough album, Nightmare Logic, has earned praise from The New Yorker to Pitchfork’s Best New Music, to countless best-of/year-end lists. The band was awarded the Best Metal Album Of The Year from Loudwire and song placement in the WWE. Touring relentlessly, the band has headlined tours across North America, Europe, and Japan last year, recently supported Danzig on several US shows, had a track used in an episode of the YouTube Premium series Wayne, and was featured on the cover of Decibel Magazine’s February 2019 issue.
Find POWER TRIP’s Nightmare Logic LP at the Southern Lord webshop HEREand via Bandcamp HERE.
POWER TRIP Tour Dates: 4/23/2019 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Red Death 4/24/2019 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/ Red Death 4/25/2019 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA w/ Red Death 4/27/2019 Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL w/ The Original Misfits, Fear, Venom Inc. [info] 4/28/2019 Ready Room – St Louis, MO w/ Red Death 5/18/2019 3 Floyds Brewing – Munster, IN @ Dark Lord Day w/ High On Fire, Nuclear Assault 5/30/2019 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX w/ Bitter End, Hardside, Saintpeeler 6/01/2019 Trouble N’ Texas Fest – Dallas, TX w/ Bitter End 6/16/2019 Donnington Park Circuit – Derby, UK [info] 6/23/2019 Plein Air – Dessel, FR [info] 6/28/2019 Suvilahti – Helsinki, FI [info] 7/12-13/2019 Sound & Fury Festival – Los Angeles, CA w/ Have Heart, Fury, Fiddlehead 8/16-18/2019 Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV w/ Yob, High On Fire, Glassjaw10/12/2019 Exit 111 Festival – Manchester, TN w/ Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Mastodon
Limited Edition Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Available Now
WHAT: PlayStation, in collaboration with Insomniac Games and Marvel Games, announced today the global release of the brand new video game, Marvel’s Spider-Man, available exclusively for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro for $59.99 MSRP.
Marvel’s Spider-Man is a brand-new original, action-packed adventure for the famous web-slinger. Play as an experienced Spider-Man who has spent eight years behind the mask, defeating new threats as they emerge. Using his boundless acrobatic agility and active combat style, Spider-Man has mastered an evolved set of moves. Swinging through Marvel’s New York feels exhilarating, flying past iconic districts and Marvel landmarks.
“We’re deeply privileged to collaborate with PlayStation and Marvel Games. We’ve poured our souls into Marvel’s Spider-Manwith the hope of creating a compelling new take on the iconic wall-crawler that remains authentic to the character’s core,” said Bryan Intihar, Creative Director of Insomniac Games.
“It’s been thrilling to watch our three powerhouses – Marvel, PlayStation, and Insomniac, come together to make the Spider-Man game we’ve always wanted to play,” said Shawn Layden, Chairman of Worldwide Studios, PlayStation. “Today, fans will finally get the chance to jump into this new completely original adventure available only on PlayStation.”
Alongside the game’s release today, the limited edition Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle is also now available and includes a customized Amazing Red 1TB PS4 Pro console, a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller, and the Marvel’s Spider-Mangame. This bundle is available for $399.99 MSRP.
WHEN: Launches today, September 7, 2018
WHERE: Available now at participating retail stores and digitally on PlayStation Store
Dragon Riders Take Flight on the Xbox 360®, Nintendo Wii™, Wii U™, 3DS™ and PlayStation® 3
SANTA ANA, Calif., June 10, 2014 — Little Orbit, a worldwide video game publisher, unveils the ultimate dragon racing experience with the release of How to Train Your Dragon 2 video games based on Friday’s highly anticipated 3-D animated film from DreamWorks Animation. Developed by Torus Games, the game is now available on the Xbox 360®, Nintendo Wii™, Wii U™ and PlayStation® 3.
Dragon trainers will put their skills to the test in this high-flying adventure featuring Hiccup and Toothless and other fan favorite dragon and rider teams, high-energy tournaments and all the fire-breathing fun as they explore the dynamic Island of Berk. Along the way, players will face multiple challenges in this heroic quest as they play their way through an epic world of Dragons and Vikings.
“The How to Train Your Dragon 2 video game is one of the biggest and most exciting launches Little Orbit has ever had, and we are so excited for fans of this beloved franchise to take flight and experience the game,” said Matt Scott, President of Little Orbit.
Eager fans should keep their eye out for Dragon-wrapped Redbox kiosk as How to Train Your Dragon 2 video games “take over” Redbox locations across the country beginning this week! Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Wii U and PlayStation 3 rentals will be available throughout the summer at most Redbox locations.
DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 is in theaters nationwide in just a few short days on June 13, 2014!
To get the latest news on the How To Train Your Dragon 2 video games and more, follow Little Orbit on Twitter (@littleorbit) or visit the official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LittleOrbitGames
The game is rated E-10 for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.
Have a Pet or Be a Pet: The Sims 3 Pets Is Available on Store Shelves Today
Fetch a Copy of the Latest Standalone Release for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS and Expansion Pack on the PC/Mac
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Let the fur fly! Will you have a pet or be a pet? Now you can play both ways as pets are Sims too! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced The Sims™ 3 Pets is now available in North America on PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, Nintendo 3DS™ and as an Expansion Pack on the PC/ Mac*. Developed by the award-winning team at The Sims Studio, The Sims 3 Pets gives players the ability to play as a pet for the first time in franchise history and see The Sims world through their eyes.
Across all platforms, players will be able to use the robust Create a Pet tool to customize dozens of breeds of cats and dogs. On the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC/Mac, players are able to design their pet from their coats, colors and body shapes, and even down to their snouts and age. Players can also choose from a variety of unique personality traits such as friendly, hyper, clueless and piggy, offering limitless opportunities for fans to create the pets of their dreams or nightmares.
“Pets have always been the top requested theme from our players, and we are delivering a deep, rich experience in The Sims 3 Pets for our fans to enjoy,” said Scott Evans , General Manager of The Sims Studio. “From the moment a player starts the game, they’ll revel in the opportunities to recreate their childhood pet, train their dog to be the most desirable or despicable animal in the neighborhood, share their favorite pet on The Sims 3 Exchange or witness the special lasting relationships their Sims build with their pets. The Sims 3 Pets is about the moments that are unique to the player who lives them.”
The Sims 3 Pets also features gameplay experiences specific to each platform. Exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, players will explore all new venues and embark on mysteries in the New England -style town of Sugar Maple Coast . Karma Powers return to the console games and give players the ability to bestow wealth on their Sim or completely uproot their lives. New Karma Powers include: Transmogrify that allows a Sim, cat or dog to turn into a different species; Meteor Strike that drops space rocks from the sky; Feral Possession which turns players’ pets into furry terrors; and more. Exclusive to the Xbox 360, players who are Kinect-enabled can use voice commands to quickly jump between areas of Create a Sim and live mode to change outfits, fulfill the needs of both their Sims and pets and more.
In The Sims 3 Pets PC/Mac Expansion Pack, players are able to create and adopt dogs, cats and, another first for the franchise, horses. Fans are able to take their Sims and their pets on wild adventures while exploring the new world with animal-specific venues and environments such as the dog park, cat jungle or horse stables. Another exclusive to the PC/Mac version, players will be able to search through their world for the elusive unicorn. The magical unicorn can be added to a player’s household after they’ve built up the relationship enough. Unicorns offer fun opportunities to play with life by being able to bless other Sims, teleport around the world and even spark fires. Other minor pets that Sims can own and interact with, but are not fully controllable, include birds, rodents, lizards, turtles and snakes.
Unique to the Nintendo 3DS version of The Sims 3 Pets, players can now create, customize and control a household full of pets without any human Sims. In addition, players will be able to save up to three separate games, each with its own household of three playable Sims. Through gameplay, players can add a fourth member to their household. The Sims 3 Pets on Nintendo 3DS lets fans use Play Coins collected from the Nintendo’s 3DS pedometer feature to spend as Karma Power points. Additionally, players will be able to use Nintendo’s StreetPass™ function to share their Sims and pets with other Nintendo 3DS users in near vicinity.
The Sims 3 Pets is rated “T” for Teen, with an MSRP of $49.99 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and $39.99 on Nintendo 3DS and PC/Mac.
The Sims 3 Plus Pets is also available on PC/Mac and bundles The Sims 3 base game and The Sims 3 Pets Expansion Pack with an MSRP of $49.99 .
The Sims™ franchise, the groundbreaking game series that allows players to create and live a virtual, simulated life on a computer, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2010 and has sold more than 140 million units since its launch in February 2000 . Now translated into 20 different languages and available in 60 different countries, The Sims series has quickly become a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. Since its June 2009 launch, The Sims 3 has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide across multiple platforms and was the #1 best-selling PC title for 2009 in North America and Europe . Fan intensity is evidenced through nearly 250 million downloads of player-created content including: The Sims characters, houses, stories and more. The Sims 3 community site, www.thesims3.com, welcomes up to seven million unique visitors monthly, handles more than 240 content downloads every minute and more than 3.5 million uploads to date, including 11 movies each hour. The Sims 3 YouTube Channel is within the top 10 most-viewed sponsored channels of all time, with more than 45 million video views. Visit The Sims 3 official website to see what the players are creating at www.TheSims3.com or the official YouTube Channel for The Sims at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSims. The Sims 3 is available for PC, Mac, iPhone®, iPod touch®, mobile devices, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, Wii™ and Nintendo 3DS™.Join The Sims 3 Facebook or Twitter communities at www.facebook.com/thesims3 and www.twitter.com/thesims3. In August, 2011, The Sims Social browser-based game launched on Facebook and within one month garnered an impressive 50M monthly active users and secured the #2 position on Appdata’s chart of top Facebook games. To play The Sims Social, visit www.facebook.com/TheSimsSocial.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company’s game franchises are offered as both packaged goods products and online services delivered through Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion . Headquartered in Redwood City, California , EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield, and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.
RODNEY ATKINS RELEASES “TAKE A BACK ROAD” TODAY, TUESDAY, OCT. 4
Fourth Studio Album Featuring Sixth Career No. 1 Single “Take A Back Road” Available on iTunes and in Stores Nationwide
Nashville, Tenn. (Tuesday, October 4, 2011) — Curb Records’ platinum-selling hit-maker Rodney Atkins has proven sometimes taking the back road pays off. After celebrating a two-week No. 1–his sixth U.S. No. 1 and second No. 1 in Canada– with “Take A Back Road,” Atkins reached the fourth largest audience at country radio since 2005 according to Nielsen. Not to mention, single sales have rung in over 600,000 at the pace of close to 40,000 per week. Today, Tuesday, October 4, Atkins releases the new album TAKE A BACK ROAD, which features additional stand-out tracks including “Cabin In The Woods,” “He’s Mine” and more, available now on iTunes and in stores nationwide. The new music video, directed by Andy Tennant, can be viewed HEREand on CMT, GAC, TCN, and more.
Teaming up once again with producer Ted Hewitt, who co-produced both the platinum “If You’re Going Through Hell,” and “It’s America,” Atkins worked hard to capture the unconventional vision he had in mind for this new release. Atkins spent hours in his home studio crafting each vocal and track–paying attention to every minor detail. It’s a process he cherishes almost as much as being onstage, and one he takes extremely seriously.
“What does it mean to follow your own path? I try to think about that a lot when I’m making an album,” Atkins explains. “To me, it’s going somewhere you’ve never been, because when you do that, you wind up seeing things that no one has seen before… which means you can paint the picture differently.”
The songs on TAKE A BACK ROAD tell the stories of the every-day middle American — from the sweetly honest battling couple who’ve drawn lines down the middle of the bed in “Feet,” to the fiercely parental pride-even-through-the-tough-times in “He’s Mine,” the tunes are chock full of the authentic emotion Atkins strives for in each and every note.
TAKE A BACK ROAD Track Listing
Produced by Ted Hewitt and Rodney Atkins
1.) “Take A Back Road” (Rhett Akins, Luke Laird)
2.) “He’s Mine” (Casey Beathard, Phil O’Donnell, Tim James
3.) “Family” (Jim Collings, George Teren)
4.) “The Corner” (Dale Dodson, Dean Dillon, Jessie Jo Dillon)
5.) “She’s A Girl Ain’t She” (Tony Martin, Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley)
6.) “She’d Rather Fight” (Tom Martin, Tom Shapiro, David Lee Murphy)
7.) “Feet” (Tony Haselden, Walker Hayes)
8.) “Cabin In The Woods” (David Lee Murphy, Jim Collins)
9.) “Just Wanna Rock N Roll” (Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins)
10.) “Growing Up Like That” (Rodney Aktins, Ted Hewitt, Ben Hayslip)
11.) “Tips” (Rodney Atkins, Ted Hewitt, Bob Regan)
12.) “Lifelines” (Rodney Atkins, Ted Hewitt, Ben Hayslip)
In celebration of today’s debut, Atkins is spending time in the place where all roads in America lead, Chicago’s Wrigley Field. He’ll chat with press, throw some pitches with the Chicago Cubs players and even mow the field with a Massey Ferguson tractor. A small-town boy from Greenville, Tenn., Atkins has always been a huge baseball fan and avid supporter of the Cubs; and spending time outside with his 10-year-old son Elijah preparing him for his all-star games is one of his favorite past times.
Moreover, on Oct. 12, Great American Country (GAC) will give fans the chance to get an in insider’s view on Atkins’ career and the stories behind the new songs on TAKE A BACK ROAD with Origins: Rodney Atkins which premieres at 10 p.m. ET with a re-air at 2 a.m. ET.
Atkins is currently out on tour with Darius Rucker, performing for fans in arenas across the country. For a full list of dates, visit www.rodneyatkins.com.
Suit up and Survive as the PC Hit Explodes onto PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH, announced today that the critically-acclaimed, single-player campaign from the PC hit Crysis® is now available for purchase on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Games on Demand for $19.99 or 1600 Microsoft Points. Gamers can now play with improved Nanosuit gamepad controls and fine-tuned combat as they take full advantage of CryENGINE 3®’s visual optimizations in this thrilling downloadable version of Crysisfor consoles, which also has full stereoscopic 3D support.
“We’re really excited to bring the legendary Crysis to gamers who weren’t able to experience it the first time around,” said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. “The CryENGINE 3 has allowed us to remaster the single-player campaign and make significant advancements to the gameplay. We’ve added a new lighting system, some advanced rendering techniques and most importantly, we’ve optimized the Nanosuit controls to utilize its full potential on a gamepad. We really hope that gamers will enjoy playing the game as much as we’ve enjoyed developing it.”
In 2007, critics around the world hailed Crysis as the PC game that ushered in the next-generation of gaming with jaw-dropping visuals, industry leading technology and groundbreaking sandbox gameplay, featuring the super-powerful Nanosuit. Today, gamers will have the chance to utilize the Nanosuit as they fast forward to 2019 where a team of US scientists make a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea. All contact with the team is lost when the North Korean Government quickly seals off the area. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation. As tension rises between the two nations, a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island. Now with hope rapidly fading, the US and North Koreans must join forces to battle the alien menace, fighting epic battles through stunning, photorealistic tropical jungles and frozen landscapes.
Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is one of the world’s leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment with its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK).
Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high quality video games for the PC and next-generation consoles, powered by their proprietary cutting edge 3D-Game-Technology CryENGINE®.
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has created the multi-award winning PC titles Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards) and Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010).
Crytek, Crysis and CryENGINE are registered trademarks or trademarks of Crytek GmbH in the USA, Germany and/or other countries.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company’s game franchises are offered as both packaged goods products and online services delivered through Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield, and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. Xbox 360 is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.