After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfil his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavour – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Introducing a narrative Turn-Based Strategy game with strong RPG elements set in the Achtung! Cthulhu universe
7th February, 2018: The allied powers of tabletop star Modiphius, indie publisher extraordinaire Ripstone and veteran strategy game developer Auroch Digital have announced they are marshalling their collective forces to will bring the award-winning Achtung! Cthulhu tabletop series to PC, in their new video game: Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – The Forest of Fear, later this year.
Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – The Forest of Fear is a World War II themed strategic role-playing game in which the Nazis have turned to other-worldly beings to bolster their war effort. In this universe, the Nazi’s well-known obsession with the occult has yielded results, with their discovery that the creatures of the Cthulhu Mythos are real. Thus begins ‘The Secret War’ where covert allied operators fight desperate battles against an unholy alliance of Nazi science and Mythos sorcery. Featuring Shoggoth-powered Panzers, HMG-armed investigators, mutated Nazi super soldiers, secret bunkers filled with mysterious research and alien artifact-powered wonder weapons – Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – The Forest of Fear has it all!
Achtung! Cthulhu originally debuted five years ago as a Kickstarter project by the then nascent Modiphius. It smashed its original funding goal many times over and has expanded to a wide range of tabletop products including expansions to the RPG, a skirmish miniatures game, novels, audio dramas, and multiple crossovers with other licenses. It has wowed critics as well as players with its sweeping apocalyptic narrative arc and inventive monstrous creations, winning multiple awards since its release.
Tomas Rawlings, Chief Commander at Auroch Digital has released a statement only recently broken by the boffins at Bletchley Park, “It’s a real honor to work alongside Modiphius and Ripstone on what will be a premium Cthulhu-mashup. Having worked with the Ripstone team before back in the PlayStation 3 days, together we made amazing strategy games, and I’m confident history will repeat itself!”
Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the arctic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid!
The Waking Dead Table Top Game – All Out War’sWave Four will be with us soon. In fact, you can pre-order now from the Mantic website or your local game store. This wave tells the story of Rick’s ill-fated encounter with the tyrannical Brian Blake – also known as The Governor.
In the Made to Suffer expansion, you’ll find a whole host of new scenarios, objectives, a new map and a cardboard counter of the infamous tank driven by the Governor!
In addition to Night Time Battles, New Scenarios and Special Objectives the factions and alignments have been given a big tweak allowing for large scale battles.
At the moment the game includes the following factions:
- Rick’s Group
- Woodbury Army
- The Hilltop
- The Kingdom
- The Saviors
- No symbol – Neutral (can be taken by anyone)
These factions are indicated by a symbol on a character’s survivor card. As you would expect in the Walker-strewn streets of Atlanta, allegiances are hard to come by. As a result, there’s a special table to show whether Survivors are automatic allies (grey), trusted allies (green), tenuous allies (amber) or enemies (red).
Once you’ve put your gang together, it’s time for war! Unlike a typical game, these battles are not about resource-gathering, or even clearing out Walkers, but instead hinge on bad blood, revenge and displays of power. To win a game you must take out your opposition. Add up the points values – including Equipment – of all the models you killed, and work out the difference.
The fan-favourite mashup of toy box essentials, Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE were given a unique, critically acclaimed comic book series published by IDW that took readers by surprise. In a series unlike anything that had come before it, Tom Scioli’s unique storytelling brought the elaborate settings and battles of childhood imaginations to the comic page. Now, at last, the complete series is available in a deluxe hardcover collection; Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection.
Heavily influenced by the “king of comics,” Jack Kirby, Scoili’s sense of design and aesthetic along with Transformers veteran co-writer John Barber won over critics and fans alike; with CBR calling it “Truly unlike anything else on stands right now, Barber and Scioli have made Transformers vs. G.I. Joe one of the most fascinating books on shelves today.”
Collecting all 13 issues of the maxi-series along with the debut #0 issue appearing on Free Comic Book Day 2015, plus the bonkers Transformers vs. G.I. Joe The Movie Adaptation, this hardcover collection has it all. Back matter includes page-by-page commentary by Scoili and Barber for each issue, along with a complete cover gallery!
“It’s the hardest I’ve ever worked,” says Scioli. “There’s blood on those pages. I gave everything I had to give. Go from T.H.E. P.I.T. to Cybertron and back again. Read the comic that inspired the movie! I’m already nostalgic for it and you will be, too!”
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection is available now using ISBN: 978-1631408601.
Warner Bros. UK is pleased to reveal the official poster for Steven Spielberg’s pop culture odyssey, Ready Player One, based on the bestseller from Ernest Cline.
READY PLAYER ONE OFFICIAL TRAILER NOW LIVE
Update 10th December 2017
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.
Joining Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mud), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Bates Motel), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, Bloodline) and T.J. Miller (Deadpool, Silicon Valley), with Simon Pegg (the Star Trek movies, the Mission: Impossible movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Dunkirk) round out the cast. Directed by Spielberg from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, Ready Player One was produced by Spielberg, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman as executive producers. The film is slated for release worldwide beginning 30th March, 2018, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
RPG and Miniature games producer Modiphius have announced the release of the free pilot episode A Rude Awakening from the first season of Achtung! Cthulhu Audio Adventures.
Professor Deadman – William Roberts
Philipé – Philip Delancy
Additional voices were performed by Philip Delancy
Script editor: John Houlihan
Editor: Josh O’Connor
Director: Samuel Webb
Producer: Chris Birch
Centesis Pharmaceuticals Two Month Long Christmas Party Dates Announced
22nd November 2017: Centesis, the world leaders in regenerative genetic treatment and healthcare are holding a two month long Christmas party like no other at their Reading Research facility. This will run from 2nd December to 27th January. There is a highly confidential presentation of a new product which they believe has the power to revolutionise human life as we know it. They are placing the publication of our discovery in your hands. They trust that you will respect company policy and only publicise this after the product has gone through testing. Expect the unexpected. Nothing will prepare you for what you are about to see. After all, a party organised by DEAD wacky masterminds is never a traditional office party.
So why are we blithering on about a Pharma company? Well as you have may have guessed (if you have seen the images) this is all in relation to ZOMBIES.
Zombie experience days from Zed Events no less. These guys have terrified over 40,000 victims since their launch 5 years ago will lay on ‘full immersion’ zombie survival events in an 250,000 Sqft abandoned shopping mall for the holiday season. Each event in their Reading facility is an adrenaline and blood soaked survival horror event like no other. From arrival, the thrill seeker will be part of an unfolding story that will play out in real time.
A Zed Events experience is like being in a film, except you are not acting. The fear will be real. This is what is meant by ‘Full Immersion.’ The team use movie quality Special Effects, weapons and props (provided by Hollywood SFX artists) to achieve something that is unrivaled in live survival horror. This will be something that you will never forget. You simply turn up and take part. Everything is taken care and provided for you, you just need to survive. Sounds easy, right?
Over 16 and can get to Reading? Check out the video below and you can book your experience here: Zed Events Zombie Xmas Event
One of my favourite game books Freeway Fighter, penned by living legend Ian Livingstone, which was adapted into a comic book series thanks to writer Andi Ewington and Titan Comics.
Now Available in Trade Paperback from Forbidden Planet
This is a new post-apocalyptic road-trip series based on the world famous Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, which will be roaring into comic stores in the spring of 2017.
Critically acclaimed writer Andi Ewington (Just Cause 3, The Six) teams up with original creator Ian Livingstone and artist Simon Coleby for FREEWAY FIGHTER – a furious, three-part road trip like no other – with colours by Len O’Grady and lettering by Jim Campbell.
Fans of the original Fighting Fantasy gamebook will also be pleased to learn that the comic features a dedication to Kevin Bulmer, the book’s original, distinctive interior artist.
An unknown virus has wiped out over 85% of the world’s human population. Former I-400 Driver Bella De La Rosa is one of the 15% – living every day as if it were her last. Now, eighteen months after the collapse of civilization, faced with a new world order where violence and chaos rule the Freeway, she must hone her racing skills and survive any way she can!
We spoil you here is a small but very impressive gallery of pages and teaser art for the comic
Freeway Fighter Comic Launch Video
STUDIOCANAL and DMG ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to announce that James Cameron’s (Titanic, Avatar) multi Oscar Winning epic action/sci-fi masterpiece, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY will be available to own, fully restored and with brand new extras material, on 4k UHD (incl: Blu-Ray), Blu-Ray and DVD on 4th December 2017. The film will also be available on 3D Blu-Ray (incl: Blu-Ray) where the breath-taking new 3D conversion overseen by James Cameron can be experienced in your own home for the first time.
Included in this new version comes T2: Reprogramming The Terminator, a brand-new documentary, that lifts the lid on the iconic and enduringly quotable classic, complete with new and exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many other members of the cast and crew. In addition to this, the Blu-Ray version comes complete with a host of other extras material including Trailers, deleted scenes and feature commentaries.
Having originally hit British screens in 1991, complete with groundbreaking special effects, this became Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (Total Recall, Predator) most iconic role to date, as well as one of the most quotable scripts of the decade, this brand-new 3D version will blast the seminal blockbuster into the 21st century and introduce it to a brand-new generation of fans.
It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s (Linda Hamilton The Terminator, Dante’s Peak) ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John (Edward Furlong American History X, Pecker), the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, from a new Terminator (Robert Patrick Walk the Line, ‘The X Files’), sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child. Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.
The battle for tomorrow has begun…
- NEW T2: Reprogramming The Terminator. A 55-minute documentary including exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many more)
- Feature Commentary with 23 members of Cast and Crew (1993)
- Feature Commentary with director James Cameron & co-author William Wisher
- The making of T2. A 30 minute 1993 (from 2003 edition)
- Seamless Branching of the Theatrical version (137 mins approx.), Special Edition version (154 mins approx.) and Extended Special Edition version (156 mins approx.)
- Deleted Scenes with audio commentary
- NEW T2:3D trailer (2017)
- T2 theatrical trailers: This time there are two, Same make new mission and Building the perfect Arnold
- NEW T2: Reprogramming The Terminator. A 55-minute documentary including exclusive interviews with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, Edward Furlong and many more)
The original 35mm negative was scanned and then restored in 4k at Deluxe L.A., under the supervision of Geoff Burdick from Light storm. The film was calibrated in 4k by Skip, James Cameron’s colorist, at Technicolor Hollywood, with a selection of the best 35mm prints from the film’s first release. The film was then converted into 3D by Stereo D (Star Wars, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic world).
This work lasted almost a year and was monitored daily by Light storm’s teams, to produce a high-end 3D version at the level of the latest 3D releases from U.S. Studios. The 3D version then benefited from a calibration and a specific finish at Technicolor Hollywood, still under the supervision of Skip and James Cameron himself.
The restoration project was initiated by Light storm (lei), James Cameron’s production company, DMG Entertainment and STUDIOCANAL. James Cameron’s team oversaw this 3D conversion from start to finish. This highly experienced and award-winning team had already supervised Titanic‘s 3D conversion and is currently working on the Avatar sequels.
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New clip from the T2: Reprogramming The Terminator documentary available as an extra on all formats
Peter Pan gets a Steam Punk face lift in this new gamebook by Fighting Fantasy Gamebook Guru Jonathan Green.
“J. M. Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Lost World’ in this brand-new, thrilling gamebook adventure!”
In NEVERLAND, you play as either shipwreck survivor Wendy Darling or automaton avenger Peter Pan. You decide which path to take, which risks to brave, and even which of the strange inhabitants of Neverland, you will meet along the way, to engage in battle.
Success is by no means certain and you may well fail to complete the adventure at your first attempt. However, with experience, skill, and maybe even a little luck, each new attempt should bring you closer to your ultimate goal.
But whether survive your quest and escape Neverland, or succumb to Captain Hook’s ruthless scheming, will be down to the choices YOU make.
NEVERLAND is available initially via Kickstarter in three different formats – eBook (which will include hyperlinks), paperback, and a special limited edition collector’s hardback.
The gamebook contains an introduction, all the rules you need to play, the adventure itself (which runs to over 500 numbered sections), a host of illustrations, and an Adventure Sheet for recording your stats as you work your way through the story.
The NEVERLAND – Here Be Monsters! Kickstarter is now live
Warner Bros. UK is pleased to reveal the brand new Thunder trailer for the highly anticipated JUSTICE LEAGUE.
First full Justice League Trailer.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
JUSTICE LEAGUE is released in UK Cinemas November 17, 2017.