Redbox starts Spring Cleaning with a new sale

Kicking off from today through April 1, Redbox is putting pre-owned movies and games on discount. Movies kick off at $3.99 and games start at $4.99 and shoot up from there.

Highlight titles include the following:

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming DVD or Blu-ray $5.99
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 DVD or Blu-ray $4.99
  • The Hitman’s Body Guard DVD or Blu-ray $5.99
  • Wonder Woman DVD or Blu-ray $4.99
  • Cars 3 DVD or Blu-ray $4.99
  • The Boss Baby DVD or Blu-ray $3.99
  • Dishonored 2 PS4/XBO $9.99
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PS4/XBO $14.99

The games sale includes PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles, for the most part, there’s some decent variety for titles from 2016-2017 minus the Xbox 360 which is just 3 Call of Duty titles.

Check out Redbox for more and hopefully, the kiosks in your area have the titles you want in stock.

Square Enix launches Comic-Con 2012 Schedule (SDCC)

Get ready for SDCC madness, while the past few game announcements have been pretty tame it’s hard to say this falls into the same category. Square Enix is touching down at the show with a massive plan for fans including searches, demos and more. Check out the release below for the full briefing.

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 Comic-Con attendees will be able to preview and play the following Square Enix titles:

• HEROES OF RUIN™ – Available on July 17, HEROES OF RUIN challenges players to carve their own adventure as a Gunslinger, Alchitect, Vindicator or Savage. Pushing social and online interaction to the forefront of gameplay through innovative use of the Nintendo 3DS™ system, players can trade rare and powerful items through an in-game shop which has an inventory updated through creative use of StreetPass™.

• KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] – Celebrating the franchise’s 10th anniversary, KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] features a spectacular story that promises to be a fun backdrop to the colorful cast of Disney characters making their 3D debut on a handheld title. In addition to brand new worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] will also feature never before seen gameplay elements and will be available on July 31.
• Sleeping Dogs™ – Sleeping Dogs catapults players into the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organizations from the inside – the Hong Kong Triads. As players explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island, through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story unfolds of loyalty and betrayal, where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.
• HITMAN®: ABSOLUTION™ – HITMAN: ABSOLUTION follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.
• TOMB RAIDER – Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, TOMB RAIDER delivers an intense and gritty story into the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.

 

In an exclusive partnership with the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Square Enix is a joint sponsor of The Nerd Machine’s Nerd HQ with TOMB RAIDER as the main event. TOMB RAIDER will be playable on more than 20 Xbox 360 units and will sponsor The Nerd Machine party on Friday, July 13.
NERD HQ
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, Sleeping Dogs, TOMB RAIDER
Block No 16 Union and Spirits
344 7th Ave
Thursday, July 12 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Friday, July 13 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, July 15 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
San Diego Comic-Con attendees can play the Square Enix lineup at multiple locations including:

 

Square Enix Booth
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance], Sleeping Dogs, TOMB RAIDER
San Diego Convention Center, Booth 3829

 

Nintendo Lounge
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] and HEROES OF RUIN
Mariott Marquis & Marina – San Diego Ballroom
333 W. Harbor Drive
Thursday, July 12 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, July 13 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.;
Saturday, July 14 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 15 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

GameSpot Gameroom

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, Sleeping Dogs, TOMB RAIDER
Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Lou and Mickey’s
224 Fifth Avenue

 

SPIKE Booth

TOMB RAIDER
San Diego Convention Center, Booth 3729

 

Xbox Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, Sleeping Dogs, TOMB RAIDER
Thursday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hard Rock Hotel – Legends Room
207 5th Ave

 

In addition to getting the first chance to go hands-on with these blockbuster titles, Comic-Con attendees will have the opportunity to gain greater insight into the world of TOMB RAIDER through two dedicated panels:

 

TOMB RAIDER
Nerd HQ: Block No 16 Union and Spirits, 344 7th Avenue – Saturday, July 14 at 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Zachary Levi (star of Chuck and Tangled and a long-time gamer) will host a special TOMB RAIDER panel at Nerd Machine’s San Diego Comic-Con headquarters, featuring Karl Stewart (TOMB RAIDER global brand director), John Stafford (narrative designer), Camilla Luddington (voice of Lara Croft) and the lead writer. All attendees will receive a TOMB RAIDER lithograph that can be signed after the panel.

 

REIMAGINING A GAMING ICON, LARA CROFT 

San Diego Convention Center, Room 5AB – Saturday, July 14 at 6 p.m. – 7p.m.
Karl Stewart (TOMB RAIDER global brand director), Noah Hughes (creative director), John Stafford (narrative designer) and Camilla Luddington (voice of Lara Croft) discuss the journey of reimagining one of the most iconic franchises in video game history, TOMB RAIDER, through story, performance and a lot of planning! As a world exclusive for the Comic-Con panel the team will also be joined by the lead writer responsible for crafting the story over the last two years. Join the team for this Q&A session moderated by Geoff Keighley (host, Spike TV). All attendees will receive a TOMB RAIDER lithograph that can be signed after the panel.

 

Along with the panels, Square Enix fans will have several opportunities to take home fun and unique items during the show. With contests, interactive activities and more, Comic-Con attendees will have multiple chances to win amazing prizes and collect Comic-Con only Square Enix merchandise.

 

HITMAN: ABSOLUTION PHOTO SNIPING CONTEST

Upload your best photo sniping image to be entered for a chance to win a custom HITMAN: ABSOLUTION PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Runners up will receive miniature figures of Agent 47 and HITMAN themed ties and tie clips. Participants can upload their photo entries at hitman.com/photosnipe or by the photo sniping app on the HITMAN Facebook page.

 

TOMB RAIDER THEMED XBOX 360 SWEEPSTAKES
A special edition TOMB RAIDER themed Xbox 360 will be given out once a day at each of these locations: the Square Enix booth (3829), Nerd Machine HQ (344 7th Avenue) and at the GameSpot Gameroom area at Lou and Mickey’s restaurant (224 Fifth Avenue). Winners will be chosen each day of the show. Additional prizes will be given away daily Thursday through Saturday during the GameSpot Live Prize-Pow-Looza daily drawings at Lou and Mickey’s.

 

TOMB RAIDER Cosplay Event

Calling all cosplayers! Plan on dressing as gaming’s leading lady at Comic-Con? Meet up with other Lara Croft look-alikes in front of Lou and Mickey’s restaurant (224 Fifth Avenue) Sunday at 1 p.m. for an exclusive prize and photo opportunities. All Lara iterations are welcome at the event.

 

Sleeping Dogs GIVEAWAYS
The Sleeping Dogs team will be handing out exclusive Sleeping Dogs posters featuring Tyler Stout artwork and foam versions of the cleaver used in the game. Stop by the Square Enix booth to receive yours.

 

SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS PASSPORT PROGRAM

Visit booth 3829 to get your Square Enix Members Passport card. Participants will receive a stamp for every title they play at the booth. Once the passport is complete, participants can turn in to receive a set of pins featuring custom logos from Square Enix titles and a special lanyard.

 

The Square Enix booth will also feature the release of the limited edition Comic-Con exclusive BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM™ PLAY ARTS -KAI- figurines. These limited edition figurines will be priced at $59.99 and will be available on July 12. The BATMAN [BLACK & WHITE EDITION]and the JOKER [BLACK & WHITE EDITION] are currently available for pre-order while supplies last.

 

Finally the SQUARE ENIX MANGA STORE, the official online portal for more than 170 volumes of manga will be featured at the booth with popular titles FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST® and SOUL EATER available for purchase. Manga artist’s autographs and artwork will be on display along with a special exhibit of two manga titles, SOUL EATER NOT! and BLACK BUTLER. SOUL EATER NOT!, is a manga series released simultaneously in Japan and North America in conjunction with Yen Press and BLACK BUTLER is a popular manga series that has become an anime series in Japan.

Capcom Announces Comic-Con 2012 Schedule

Going to Comic-Con this week? Capcom has tons of fun items in store for your SDCC weekend! Check out the press release below for all the details and we’ll see you guys at the show.

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PANELS

  • STREET FIGHTER 25th Anniversary Celebration – It’s hard to believe that the world’s greatest fighting game franchise is 25 years old!  Find out about the worldwide Street Fighter 25th Anniversary plans which include the ultimate Street Fightertournament series, the feature packed Collector’s Set, and more.  Experience the exclusive features in the PS Vita and iOS versions of Street Fighter X Tekken and battle on the go!  A few lucky fans will be selected to take part in the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Trivia Contest hosted by Tomoaki Ayano (Street Fighter X Tekken Producer for PS Vita) and Yoshinori Ono (Street Fighter Series Executive Producer) to win awesome prizes or face incredible shame before all of Street Fighterfandom! Plus, some surprises! Thursday July 12 6:00 – 7:00pm Room 6BCF
  • The Fear and Horror of RESIDENT EVIL 6! – The latest installation of the blockbuster Resident Evil video game franchise arrives this October! Get a behind the scenes look of the most ambitious Capcom title to date from the dev team members Hiroyuki Kobayashi – Executive Producer and Yoshiaki Hirabayashi – Producer, plus Miguel Corti – Localization Director.  Make sure to arrive early and receive access to exclusive information, live gameplay demos, a trailer premiere and some surprises! Q&A session to follow. Friday July 13 6:00 – 7:00pm Room 25ABC
  • Westward bound.  Capcom takes the Lost Planet and Devil May Cry franchises in exciting new directions by partnering with Western Development Partners. – Lost Planet 3 releases early next year with a gripping new storyline that provides fans with untold truths from previous Lost Planet games. Set in the frozen tundra of E.D.N. III, the game takes the franchise back to its roots, making gamers rethink everything they thought they knew about it.  Come join Capcom producerAndrew Szymanski and a member of the development team from Spark Unlimited and “Go Beyond Survival!” DmC Devil May Cry Producer Motohide Eshiro and North American Producer Alex Jones along with series’ director Hideaki Itsuno bring you the ultimate stylish action game. Detailing Dante’s early years and set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC Devil May Cryretains the stylish action, fluid combat and self-assured protagonist that have defined the iconic series.  Come and witness Dante chain together combo after combo with panache as he dispatches the demonic spawn back to hell.  See what the game has in store for you January 15, 2013. It’s time to “Face Your Demons”. Saturday July 14 12:30 – 1:30 in Room 24ABC
  • The World of CAPCOM! – Moderator Francis Mao (CAPCOM) leads a panel of Capcom’s producers and product managers to share trailers and sneak peeks of all the hot, new upcoming Capcom games featuring Resident Evil 6, DmC Devil May Cry, Lost Planet 3, Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita) and more! Plus, a few surprises! Followed by a Q&A session. Saturday July 14 4:00 – 5:00pm Room 25ABC

BOOTH ACTIVITIES

  • Play the upcoming 2012/2013 line-up of games before they come out in stores! Playable demos include: DmC Devil May Cry, Lost Planet 3, Okami HD, Resident Evil 6, Street Fighter X Tekken (PS Vita) and more!
  • Capcom producers and artists will be hosting signing sessions at various times during the show.
  • The Capcom store will once again offer special merchandise and limited edition items, in addition to the ever popular Grab Bag filled with awesome Capcom goodies.
  • There will also be additional special promotions, photo opps, and giveaways galore, so attendees are encouraged to visit the booth often.

CAPCOM-UNITY

  • The Capcom-Unity team will be live streaming video from the show. Exclusive updates, behind-the-scenes looks and special guests are planned throughout the duration of the convention. Please visit the site at http://www.capcom-unity.com/ and check back often for the latest content.

Game Of Thrones Renewed for Season 3

With the first episode grossing over 8.3 Million viewers it shouldn’t be surprising when Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming announced that Game Of Thrones will be back for a season 3 “Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them,” said Lombardo. “We are thrilled by all the viewer and media support we’ve received for the series, and can’t wait to see what Dan and David have in store for next season.” For an inside look checkout HBO.com

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LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2012 – HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES for a third season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them,” said Lombardo. “We are thrilled by all the viewer and media support we’ve received for the series, and can’t wait to see what Dan and David have in store for next season.

”Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, GAME OF THRONES is an epic drama set in the world of Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honor and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years. The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning fantasy series began its ten-episode second season Sunday, April 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), with other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time. Among the early critical praise for the second season, News-day called GAME OF THRONES “the best show on television,” while the Los Angeles Times termed the series “a cinematic feast” and “masterful.” The Wall Street Journal hailed the show as “magnificent” and USA Today called it “near perfection.”According to early data, GAME OF THRONES’ season two premiere has already accumulated a gross audience of 8.3 million viewers, and is on track to easily surpass the season one average of 9.3 million viewers.

Season two cast members include: Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Sophie Turner, Jack Gleeson and Alfie Allen. Season two credits: The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger; co-executive producers, George R.R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor, Alan Taylor, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis; produced by Bernadette Caulfield.

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Big PC Game Sale At GameFly Going On Now!

Right now gamefly.com is having a huge PC game sale.  There are a lot of great games with even greater prices available for download right now.  Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY for only $4.99, Mass Effect 1 and 2 for $5.99, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for $9.99 are just a few examples.  This is a awesome sale and a cheap way to catch up on a bunch of classics! Just click here and start playing!

Bioshock Infinite brings the Siren in a new video

Bioshock Infinity is already going to new levels of development for enemies and challenges, the Siren is their latest reveal in enemies to torture you in the game world. Acting as a host gathering souls of the dead, the Siren is able to resurrect the bodies you left behind and set them back at you leaving the choice of action to you for how to go forward. Do you kill the Siren and take additional damage by running and hiding or do you engage your undead foes and then take down the Siren? The choice is entirely yours and it seems the team had no intent of making either decision a forgiving one.

The Heavy Hitter series is done but really how else could they have topped this for damage? A supernatural entity raising the dead while you fight… great, just what everyone wanted.

Check out the video below for the goods:

New details for The Walking Dead The Game emerge

Walking Dead fans get ready, Telltale Games has just released some news about their upcoming, 5 part episodic game release and if you’re lucky you just might have the chance to die! Telltale is offering a discount for PC and Mac users if you pre-order The Walking Dead game now for $22.49 (instead of $24.99) and you get access to the developers forum. That’s not all though, one lucky fan will get to be in the game (episode 4) as a human survivor who dies in a way that they are describing as something “…even Robert Kirkman would shudder at.” In addition, up to four other lucky fans will be chosen to be zombies in the game. Telltale Games, the masterminds behind games such as “Back To The Future” and “Jurassic Park” are extending a super deal to The Walking Dead pre-orderers. For just $20 more you can add the “Almost Everything Pack” to your order and get the above games plus “Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People”, “Hector”, “Sam & Max Seasons 1-3” and “Puzzle Agent 1 & 2”! For only $20 more this is a huge savings and gives you a bunch of new stuff to play while you wait for The Walking Dead (the first episode is slated to be released in late April) game to come out.

Pre-order The Walking Dead here at TellTale Games

The Boys of Silence grace the Bioshock Infinite World in a new video

The heavy hitters series tones it down a bit, the boys of silence are here with a new introduction, a creepy introduction. Blind but not deaf, you have to choose to go gung-ho with them or dance around them and hope that they don’t call for backup. They’re really a freaky creation, while a big hulking brute is intimidating it’s worse to have a bunch of stalkers roaming that can hear your every move and call in even more backup to do the same at a larger coverage area.

The developer video helps explain the mindset and why they felt it would be a great idea. Personally I understand that it offers variety but the thing just looks creepy.

2K and and Irrational announce BioShock Infinite release date

2K is on an announcement spree this week, today we’re packing news about BioShock Infinite going to retail on October 16, 2012 for all platforms (Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC). With the game already sweeping up 75 awards at E3 2011 and nominations for most anticipated games of 2012 it’s at least a small relief to know it’s coming in the next 7 months. For those new to Infinite, the story takes place with Booker DeWitt a former Pinkerton agent, combined with his assistant Elizabeth the two explore and struggle to escape from the Sky City of Columbia. With a 1912 American alternate reality and packing a variety of new weapons to the series and bonus abilities as well it turns the classic style of BioShock into a new experience for all.

If you’re still not sure, check out this 15 minute demo of the game from E3: