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 18

TV – Doctor Who’s Season 8 Episode Titles Released.

Here is the definite list of title, writer, and director for Doctor Who’s season 8!

Episode 1: Deep Breath.
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley

Episode 2: Into The Dalek
Written by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Introducing Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink.

Episode 3: Robot Of Sherwood
Written by Mark Gatiss
Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 4: Listen
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 5: Time Heist
Written by Stephen Thompson and Steven Moffat
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 6: The Caretaker
Written by Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat
Directed by Paul Murphy

Episode 7: Kill The Moon
Written by Peter Harness
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 8: Mummy On The Orient Express
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Episode 9: Flatline
Written by Jamie Mathieson
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon

Episode 10: In The Forest Of The Night
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Directed by Sheree Folkson

Episode 11/12 Dark Water/Death In Heaven
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Rachel Talalay

Enjoy 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 17

History – Viking Ship Remains Found on the Mississippi!

The heavily damaged ship was found near the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers. It has a length of about 52 feet meters, a beam of 14.5 feet, and a hull that is estimated capable of carrying up to 24 to 28 tons, a typical size for this type of ship.

Viking Knarr
Viking Knarr

Knarrs were naval vessels that were built by the Norsemen from Scandinavia and Iceland for Atlantic voyages, but also used  for trade, commerce, exploration, and warfare during an era known as the Viking Age, that goes approximately from 793 to 1066 AD. They were clinker built, which means the overlapping of planks riveted together. It was capable of sailing 75 miles in one day and held a crew of about 20 to 30 men.

One of the only artefacts on the site, this sword was probably abandoned after it broke, suggesting a violent battle.

 

The above picture of a broken sword suggested it was discarded after a fight.

This new discovery could be one of the oldest evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact, and it certainly brings to mind the famous colony of ”Vinland” mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas. This mythical colony would have been established by Leif Ericson around the same period as the settlement at l’Anse aux Meadows, in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the most famous site of a Norse or Viking settlement in North America outside Greenland.

Enjoy Nerds!

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August 17

Blurb – Gen Con Third Day!

Day three of Gen Con is done and a lot of people upload pictures. Here are a few that caught my eye!

Yes you can believe your eyes! That is a poster for a Judge Dread – Munchkin Game! Steve Jasckson Games you can “Just Take My Money”!

Later Nerds!

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!

August 16

Blurb – Gamescom 2014

Gamescom
Gamescom

If you have not heard there is a convention that is solely for console games and it is taking place this weekend in Cologne, Germany. Below is a quick run down of the highlights so far from both Sony and Microsoft.

Console Features:

PlayStation 4 gaming console announced new features including SharePlay, the ability to search for PlayStation Network users by their real name, and uploading saved videos directly to YouTube. Xbox One new features will include a new “Friends” section that allows gamers to stay up-to-date with their friends; a “Snap Center” that will allow gamers to switch back and forth between games, Messages, friends and achievements; an Xbox One Digital TV Tuner; Stream TV and Boot-to-TV (August patch).

Game Announcments:

Playstation 4 played up the soon to be released Destiny (not that it needed it) and Xbox One suggested  the sequel to Tomb Raider will be an Xbox exclusive and will launch in late 2015.

Play more games Nerds!

August 16

Blurb – Gen Con Second Day!

The second day of Gen Con brought about a great few pictures. Below are a few of my favorite which include two giant game boards, one which was build to Lego’s and had actual robots! I ended the gallery with Wil Wheaton just because I think he is awesome!

Days three pictures will be up tomorrow! I will be looking through all the post to find the good ones!

Enjoy Nerds!