August 25

Blurb – Releases for 8/26/14!

Here is a list of releases that were scheduled to be in stores tomorrow 8-26-14. This is not an exhausted list (especially books where hundreds are released) but what caught my eye. If I missed something you think I should have mention or if you have a suggestion on what else to list every Tuesday let me know in the comments! Without further ado your releases for the week!

DVD Releases:

Blended

Belle

Legend of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

The Love Punch

The Double

Aftermath

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhass

Cat Run 2

Cinemonovels

Criminal Minds: Season 9

Elementary: Season 2

Haven: Complete 4th Season

Heartland: Complete 4th Season

Heatstroke

Jackpot

North of Hell

Revenge: Season 3

Sons of Anarchy: Season 6

The Musketeers

Normal Heart

The Walking Dead Season 4

Trust Me

 

Video Games:

Super Time Force Ultra (PC) – August 25

Lichdom: Battlemage (PC) – August 26

Dark Souls II – Crown of the Old Iron King DLC (PS3, 360, PC) – August 26

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 (Vita) – August 26

Infamous: Second Son – First Light DLC (PS4) – August 26

Madden NFL 15 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3) – August 26

Metro Redux (Digitally as Metro: 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux, Xbox One, PS4, PC) – August 26

The Walking Dead: Season Two, Episode 5 – No Going Back – August 26 (PSN, PC), August 27 (360), August 28 (iOS)

Zen Pinball – The Walking Dead – August 26 (PSN), August 27 (360, PC), August 28 (Wii U, iOS, Android)

Azure Striker Gunvolt (3DS) – August 29

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright (3DS) – August 29

 

Books:

Minecraft: Combat Handbook: An Official Mojang Book (Scholastic)

Amulet #6: Escape From Lucien (Kibuishi)

Madden NFL 15: Prima Official Game Guide (Media Inc)

The Rule of Thoughts (Mortality Doctrine, Book Two) (The Mortality Doctrine) (Dashner)

The Lore of the Evermen (The Evermen Saga Book 4) (Maxwell)

The Art of John Alvin (Alvin)

Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy (Follett)

The Star Wars Deluxe Edition

Later Nerds!

August 22

Blurb – Museum/Hall of Fame to Honor Gary Gygax

Epic Quest Publishing has begun a Kickstarter to make that happen! The DRAGONWARS of TRAYTH is a new campaign setting for the Pathfinder and OSRIC (1e)Role Playing Game. The fully detailed Campaign contains 25 modules, a Campaign Guide , and Players Guide for the World of Kadar campaign setting. There is a write up about it over at roleplayerschronicle.com!

Dragonwars of Trayth
Dragonwars of Trayth

I had the great pleasure of meeting Gary Gygax at a couple of Gen Cons and I can tell you he was a very humble and awesome person. I think that a museum to honor him and those like him is a awesome idea and I for one support it. So head on over and help fund this project and make this a reality, I have!

Later Nerds!

August 21

Blurb – 5000 Year Old Game Tokens.

A post at news.discovery.com reports that Ege University’s Haluk Sağlamtimur presented a remarkable find of 5,000-year-old gaming tokens found in a Bronze Age burial mound at Başur Höyük in Turkey. They take a variety of forms (“Some depict pigs, dogs and pyramids, others feature round and bullet shapes. We also found dice as well as three circular tokens made of white shell and topped with a black round stone”) and suggest a game based in some way on the number four.

5000 Year Old Game Tokens
5000 Year Old Game Tokens

“Dating from the First Dynasty of Ur, around 2550-2400 B.C., the boards were associated with the “Game of Twenty Squares,” a board game played around 3000 B.C. Beautiful tokens related to the game were found arranged in a row, with the colors alternating, in another Ur tomb. The set consisted of seven shell roundels inlaid with of five lapis lazuli dots and seven roundels of black shale inlaid with five dots of white shell.” 

You can read more just follow the link above!

Later Nerds!

 

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August 19

Blurb – New Release Day!

Here is a list of releases that were scheduled to be in stores today. This is not an exhausted list (expecially books where hundreds are released) but what caught my eye. If I missed something you think I should have mention or if you have a suggestion on what else to list every Tuesday let me know in the comments! Without further ado your releases for the week!

 

DVD Releases:

Adventure Planet

Go for Sisters

The Sacrament

Only Lovers Left Alive

The Amazing Spiderman 2

Fading Gigolo

The Quit Ones

 

Video Games:

Counterspy (PS4, PS3, Vita)

Crimsonland (Vita)

The Golf Club (Xbox One)

Gravity Badgers (Vita)

Hotline Miami (PS4)

The Last Tinker (PS4)

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (PS4, PS3)

Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3)

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)

 

Books:

Players Hand Book (Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition)

Hoard of the Dragon Queen (Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition)

Pathfinder Adventure Path: Mummy’s Mask Part 5 – The Slave Trenches of (Paizo)

Pathfinder Adventure Path: Mummy’s Mask Part 6 – Pyramid of the Sky Pharaoh (Paizo)

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Mummy’s Mask Poster Map Folio (Paizo)

Pathfinder Player Companion: People of the River (Paizo)

Percy Jackson Greek Gods (Rick Riordan)

Tales of Xillia 2: Pima Official Game Guide

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition Signature Series Strategy Guide (BradyGames)

Invincible: The Ultimate Collection Volume 9 (Kirkman, Ottley, Rathburn, and Rauch)

Monster Musume Vol. 4 (OKAYADO)

The Complete Elfquest Volume 1 (Wendy Pini and Richard Pini)

Bounty Hunter Code: From The Files of Boba Fett (Star Wars) (Wallace, Windham, and Fry)

Marvels: The Platinum Edition Slipcase (Busiek and Ross)

The Ring of Nibelung (The Ring of the Nibelung) ( Russel and Kindzierski)

The Scorched Earth (The Chaos Born) (Karpyshyn)

Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box (Mann)

Warriors of the Imperium (Space Marines) (Hoare and Cawkwell)

 

Later Nerds!

August 17

RPG – Paizo: Pathfinder Gen Con Reveals.

The below information was taken from Known Direction Podcast and I thank them for posting it!

Hell’s Rebels Adventure Path

Releasing after the Giant Slayer adventure path, Hell’s Rebels will cast the players as rebels in Cheliax city of Kintargo, who will attempt to overthrow the rule of House Thrune.
Will also have issue 100 of the Adventure Path line. This issue will be an extra 32 pages long (120 Pages), will be written by James Jacobs, and will also contain a special article on the dead god Aroden written by Erik Mona as well as summary and supporting NPC for every AP released so far.
PCs will be building up a resistance group called the Silver Crows in the city over the course of the campaign, and might use the organization rules from Ultimate Campaign.
While the AP will have plenty of combat, social RP will be a large focus. Expect a political focus.
Probably not a good AP for Chelish loyalist.

Occult Adventures

The Pathfinder RPG rules hard cover to be released at Gen Con 2015.
Will focus on occult themes, spiritualism, and pulpy flavor.
One of the phrases used was “Less Professor X, More Penny Dreadful.”
Will be the book that introduces Psychic Magic into the Pathfinder RPG!
Psychic Magic will work very similarly to existing Arcane and Divine Magic, with spells per day progressions and will not be based on the Psionic Handbooks from 3e/3.5e Dungeons & Dragons.
Will introduce 6 new classes to the Pathfinder RPG.
The Kineticist will be a raw manipulator of psychic forces (Telekinetic, Pyrokinetic, etc) and will not be a caster / magic user.
Spiritualist is another. Has a spirit that they communicate with and can manifest through the world. Ectoplasmic is an ability.
The Mystic was mentioned by name, but no details were given.
There will be a public playtest of these six classes “soon.”
The book will also have a monster section to help support the play.

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Races Hard Cover

Because of the success of Inner Sea Gods, they decided that another Campaign Setting hard cover would be good.
The first 2/3 of the book will cover the various races and ethnicities in Golarion and how they fit in, not as general an over view as they got in the Advanced Race Guide.
The remaining third of the book will be lots of crunch for use with characters in Golarion.

When I can get my hands on a definitive list for Wizards of the Coast I will post it!

Enjoy Nerds!

August 17

Blurb – Gen Con Final Day!

The final day of Gen Con is a celebration of gaming families and from what I saw in the posted pictures there were quite a few. The activities looked like a blast!

Next year I hope to be there in person and blogging for where it is happening!

Later Nerds!

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August 16

Call of Duty – Advanced Warfare

I just got done watching Call of Duty – Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Reveal Trailer. The feel of the game resembles how the more recent installments of Halo games play. The Exoskeleton allows you to jump around like Master Sergeant and allows you to use a cloaking device. Now do not get me wrong the game looks like it would be a blast to play and the environment is stunning. One thing that  caught my eye was the underwater footage (not that there was a whole lot of it), I mean that was pretty cool. Not sure what you can do, if anything while under water but it at the very least it intrigued me.

CoD - Advanced Warfare
CoD – Advanced Warfare

I am pretty crappy at first person shooters (actually I am sure I am worse than I think), but I do enjoy playing them. I know I will never be a MLG contender and I am alright with that. But for those out there that like to compete on GameBattles I just wonder what their take is on what they have seen so far. Is it to futuristic or is it something they have been waiting for. I guess time will tell as we get closer to release.

One last thing… I did find the team exos mock-ups on charlieintel.com to be pretty damn cool!

Until next time Nerds!