‘LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Kicks Off ‘Star Wars’ Day


In celebration of Star Wars Day, the latest trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveals six new adventures that will be featured in the game. Recently announced levels in the title including “Rathtar Hunting,” which has Han Solo and Chewbacca attempting to capture the dangerous Rathtars and a Poe Dameron mission to save Admiral Ackbar (“Poe to the Rescue”).

The creative team behind LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens also didn’t hold back when it came to assembling the voice cast for the game, as Adam Driver (“Kylo Ren), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Carrie Fisher (“Leia Organa), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Dohmnall Gleeson (“General Hux”), Oscar Isaac (“Poe Dameron”) and John Boyega (“Finn”) are just a few of the Star Wars vets who are partaking in the title.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out June 28 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and Steam (Windows PC) via Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Check out the trailer below, tell us what you think, and most importantly, May the 4th be with you!!

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Patton Oswalt Enters ‘Minecraft’ World With Telltale Games Series

minecraft11Actor Patton Oswalt will provide his voice for Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series, a collaboration between Mojang and Telltale Games. The five-part, episodic game series is set in the Minecraft universe brings new characters to the equation.

The narrative centers on Jesse (Oswalt) who, along with his friends, revere the legendary Order of the Stone. These four adventures (Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, Architect) were famed for slaying an Ender Dragon. The worlds of fantasy and reality mesh at EnderCon, as Jesse and his buddies embark on a journey to find the Order of the Stone in an attempt to save their world from destruction.

“We’ve worked closely with the amazing team at Mojang to ensure this story is a natural fit for the Minecraft world fans already know and love,” said Telltale Games CEO and co-founder Kevin Bruner. “As Jesse, players will steer their own path through a tale of adventure and survival; all brought to life by an all-star cast. Through Telltale’s choice-based gameplay and a story spanning from the Nether to the Farland, the End, and beyond, we can’t wait for fans to experience this new take on the beloved world of Minecraft.”

Along with Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Corey Feldman, Billy West, Dave Fennoy, and Paul Reubens are among the actors that will lend their voices to the series.

Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Game Series is currently in development and will be available for download later this year on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and iOS and Android devices.

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Demo Kicks Into High Gear

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Great news today for FIFA enthusiasts, as EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil demo can now be downloaded for the Microsoft Xbox 360 (for Xbox Live Gold members) and for the PlayStation 3 console. Xbox Live Silver members will be able to download the demo starting April 8.

According to Gamespot, the demo takes up 1.7 GB on the PS3 and 1.66 GB on the 360, and the site to download the demo is as follows: http://www.easports.com/2014-fifa-world-cup/custom/demo.

Fans who play the demo can play as members of Brazil, England, Mexico, the U.S., Ivory Coast, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia in the Kick-Off mode. The festivities will take place at Estadio de Maracana, the venue that will host the World Cup Final.

EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which contains 203 national teams, 21 new stadiums, and 7,469 players, comes out April 15 in North America. It’s also great to know that certain titles are still being released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 (at least for the 2014 season!).

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‘Beyond: Two Souls’ A Fulfilling Acting Journey For Ellen Page

BEYOND Two Souls (Sony Computer Entertainment) Whether you’re reading a novel, watching a movie, or even playing a video game, a kiss is still a kiss and a story is still a story.

Although naysayers scoff at the thematic and narrative value of video games, creative ventures like Beyond: Two Souls aim to broaden the genre’s ever expanding horizons.

Last week, critics and movie fans were buzzing about Sandra Bullock and George Clooney opening up Gravity, and maybe one day that same buzz will focus on A-list actors who are featured in the latest video game.

Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe are featured in Beyond: Two Souls, and the Playstation 3 title, which was released today, has received its share of excellent reviews. Director David Cage, who was the writer behind the acclaimed PS3 effort Heavy Rain, continues to bring a sense of cinematic aesthetic to video games with his latest effort. Centering on 15 years in the life of a girl named Jodie Holmes, Beyond: Two Souls isn’t a point and click adventure or a straight ahead shoot ’em up.

By giving gamers the chance to explore Jodie’s connection with a spirit named Aiden, their choices are not based on a one-dimensional action driven mechanic. Instead, consider this PS3 title as a choose your life adventure. How will you navigate Jodie through her years, and will that road take her straight to death’s door or a completely different avenue?

Beyond Two SoulsWe interviewed Ellen Page today in Los Angeles, and she described her experience in Beyond: Two Souls as “incredible.” It’s that sense of creative gratification which should bring even more thespians into the video gaming universe.

“I knew it was going to be cool,” said Page, who was featured earlier this year in The East. “I knew it was going to be challenging. I knew it was going to be a lot of things. I had no idea that it was going to be one of the most fulfilling acting experiences I’ve ever had. It was really incredible. It was very challenging, sort of relentless in how challenging it was. But (it) was so much fun. I don’t think I would have thought that two years ago.”

Click on the media bar to hear Ellen Page talk about getting involved with Beyond: Two Souls:

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Rocksmith 2014 Edition Trailer Strums Along With New Features

Rocksmith 2014 (Ubisoft) Ubisoft released a new trailer today for Rocksmith 2014 Edition, a popular teaching/rhythm game which actually enables players to learn how to play guitar.

During June’s Electronics Entertainment Expo, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell gave a pretty cool demonstration of the game, which comes out in October on Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac. Fans who pre-order the title will also receive The Smashing Pumpkins song Cherub Rock.

At my age, learning how to play the guitar may be an uphill climb, but in the new video, creative director Paul Cross gives a comprehensive breakdown on how players will actually learn how to channel their inner rock god. I’m pretty excited to actually plug Rocksmith 2014 Edition into my 360, even though my chances of mastering Jack Whites’ Sixteen Saltines are zero percent at best. That, however, won’t keep me from strumming.

Feel free to tell us what you think of the new Rocksmith 2014 trailer. To check out the songs that have been announced for the game (there are an estimated 50 songs for the title), check out the list at the bottom of the post.

ROCKSMITH 2014 EDITION Announced Tracks

AerosmithWalk This Way
Alice in Chains
Arctic Monkeys
R U Mine?
Avenged Sevenfold
Bat Country
Bob Dylan
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Iron Maiden
The Trooper
Jack White – Sixteen Saltines
Rock and Roll All Nite
Blood and Thunder
Oasis Don’t Look Back In Anger
Pantera Cemetary Gates
R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
RadioheadParanoid Android
Rise AgainstSavior
SlayerWar Ensemble
The Kinks – You Really Got Me
The Rolling StonesPaint It, Black
The Shins
For A Fool
The Smashing PumpkinsCherub Rock (with pre-order only)
The Smashing PumpkinsThe Chimera
The Who – My Generation
WeezerSay It Ain’t So
White ZombieThunder Kiss ’65

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‘Beyond: Two Souls’ Previews New Footage At Tribeca Film Festival

Beyond: Two Souls (CR: David Bowers/Getty Images for Sony)

Video game developers Quantic Dream, the makers behind the critically beloved title Heavy Rain, are continuing their passion for cinema inspired narratives with Beyond: Two Souls.

The game’s director, David Cage, as well voice actors Ellen Page (Juno), Willem Dafoe), Kadeem Hardison (A Different Worlds), and Eric Winter (TheMentalist) participated at a Saturday panel discussion at the Tribeca Film Festival to talk about the game, which was recognized as an official selection at the fest for its impact on the “Future of Film.”

“This has been a really intense and exciting experience for me, and one that I am extremely proud of,” said Page.  “I’m excited to see everyone’s reaction to the extended scene we are going to be screening – and to feel the powerful emotion that David Cage instills in all his games.”

Beyond: Two Souls centers on 15 years in the life of a youth named Jodie Holmes (Page), a girl who has an inextricable connection to a mysterious entity. The sequence featured at the fest, titled “Homeless,” has Jodie struggling to survive the next meal without a roof over her head or a family to depend on.

“This is a momentous event both in the world of gaming and in the history of the Tribeca Film Festival,” said Dafoe.  “Beyond: Two Souls tells a beautiful story and the players can wholly participate in each scenario and choose the characters’ action.  This game is unlike any project that I’ve ever been involved with before.”

The game comes out October 8th, 2013 for the PlayStation 3.

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