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Black Panther Is One Of The Highlights At Comic Con

February can’t come here fast enough. That is when we get to see the highly anticipated film Black Panther comes out. Last week at the San Diego Comic Con Marvel released some new images from the film. Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Thor Ragnarok Releases New Trailer At Comic Con

One of the best things to come out of San Diego Comic Con has been the Marvel movie trailers. This past week we got to see another trailer for the latest Thor movie. In Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! THOR: RAGNAROK is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Eric Paslay And Matt Kenseth Look To See Who Will Bring The Noise

The Brickyard 400 is one of NASCAR’s hottest summer races and to heat things up even more, country music star Eric Paslay and driver Matt Kenseth battle it out in this hilarious digital short.  In the video the 6-foot-6 country music singer challenges his power cords to the power of Kenseth’s Tide PODS car. As a rebuttal, Matt Kenseth and his Tide PODS Ride reveal the concentrated and unexpected power of Tide PODS in resounding fashion.

The spot features Kenseth’s No. 20 Tide PODS Toyota Camry, which will make its third appearance of the season this weekend at the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, dubbed “The Racing Capitol of the World”. The Tide Ride is slated to take to the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway this October, as long as Kenseth doesn’t let Paslay talk him into taking it on tour!

Check out the video here.

Check Out Video Of The New Gameplay Of XCOM 2

There is some cool news from 2K and Firaxis Games. Earlier today they released the “Lost and Abandoned Gameplay Walkthrough” for XCOM 2: War of the Chosen.

In this gameplay video players will get a closer look at two of the new factions in XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, the Reapers and the Skirmishers, as XCOM get them to put aside their differences and join forces while facing hordes of the Lost and one of the titular Chosen.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen is the expansion pack to the 2016 strategy game of the year award-winning XCOM 2, and will be available for Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 29, 2017.

Marvel Brings Home The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 August 8th!

One of the best movies so far this year has been Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 marks the Studios first in-home title to release in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, providing consumers with the ultimate home entertainment experience with next-generation high dynamic range visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the film’s storyline continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians (Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket) must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.  This blockbuster sequel featuring the world’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits, blasts into homes Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Aug. 8 and 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray on Aug. 22.

BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):

Blu-ray:

• The Making of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – A four-part, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, done in the style of classic-rock album liner notes.

• Visionary Intro – Director James Gunn provides context on how he continues and expands the storylines of these beloved characters in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

• Guardians Inferno Music Video – Join David Hasselhoff and special guests for a galactic retro dance party.

• Gag Reel – Laugh out loud at all the hilarious off-script shenanigans and bloopers that took place on the set of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” featuring all your favorite Guardians.

• Four Deleted Scenes – Check out four specific scenes that had to be cut from the film, including two extended scenes and two deleted scenes.

• Audio Commentary – Check out a special narration of the film by director James Gunn, who guides fans through an inside look at the making of the movie.

Digital:

All the features listed above plus four extra exclusives:

• Three Scene Breakdowns (Digital Exclusives) – We’ll reveal the anatomy of a few key scenes from the film. Discover the process in bringing these scenes to life. It starts with a doodle and the rest is film history. Audiences will be given the option to view 5-6 layers of specific scenes in the film. Scenes include “Eclector Escape,” “Gamora and Nebula,” and “Rocket and Ravagers.”

• Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! (Digital Exclusive) – Get an exclusive sneak peek inside the most anticipated ride at Disneyland, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!. We’ll dig into the concepts and inspiration, and talk about what it took to bring the most epic ride at Disneyland to life.

Game Of Thrones And Ommegang Release 2 Pack Beer Collection

Next weekend it is about to get real. For Game of Thrones fans you know exactly what I am talking about. It may be the start of summer, but Game of Thrones fans from throughout the realm are preparing for winter when the hit HBO series returns July 16. And while those fans will still be sipping Bend the Knee Golden Ale throughout Season 7, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are proud to announce that a brand new beer in their successful partnership, available this fall, will confirm once and for all that, finally, Winter is Here! An 8.3% AVB Belgian-style double white ale with the fearsome Night King emblazoned on the label, Winter is Here will be available in 750ml single bottles, on draft, and also paired alongside previously released Fire and Blood Red Ale in a collectible gift pack complete with a commemorative glass. Suggested retail price is $11.99 for the individual bottles and $23.99 for the gift pack, both of which will be on shelves in late October.

“For six seasons, Game of Thrones fans like ourselves have watched as the great houses of Westeros battled amongst themselves, all the while knowing that the only battle that really mattered – the great war – was yet to come,” says Doug Campbell, Brewery Ommegang’s President. “In this next season, we celebrate the long-awaited arrival of winter with a beer fit for consumption north of The Wall. Winter is Here is a fortifying and delicious double white, brewed with sea salt and white pepper, sure to keep you warm in winter, no matter how long it lasts.”

Game of Thrones fans have been waiting for winter since the very first episode of the series debuted,” says Josh Goodstadt, Vice President of Global Licensing at HBO. “Now, thanks to this latest Game of Thronesbeer, they’ll have the perfect brew to sip throughout the cold months that lie ahead. We can’t wait for fans to get their first taste of Winter is Here!”

Winter is Here is brewed with pilsner malt, white wheat malt, and soft red wheat flakes, hopped with Saaz hops, and spiced with white pepper, sea salt, coriander and sweet orange peel. Brewery Ommegang’s house yeast is used in primary and secondary fermentation. This double white ale pours a hazy pale straw color with a stark white head. Aromas of banana, clove, and pronounced peppery phenols lead, and the flavor is slightly sweet malt, subtly balanced by hints of sea salt. Despite a full mouthfeel and healthy ABV, it still manages to drink quite lightly. The finish gradually builds in a warming crescendo of peppery spice.

Fire and Blood was the third beer in the collaborative series, originally released in spring of 2014. It’s brewed with pilsner, spelt, rye, and other specialty malts, hopped with Styrian Golding and German Tettnang hops, and spiced with ancho chilies for additional complexity. The hue is deep, dark red with a persistent, creamy, off-white head. The aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, slight spice and malt mix nicely with a slight floral, spicy hop character. The flavor of sweet malt gives way to faint dryness and is balanced by spicy rye and hop flavors with underlying raisin and prune notes. The finish offers balanced malt and spicy characteristics from hops and rye. Fire and Blood is 6.8% ABV, and the label art features one of the original three labels, a fiery image of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon, Drogon.

Alien Covenant Comes Home In August

Did you see the latest ALIEN film when it came out in theaters early this year? If not you get a chance to bring the film home! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents Ridley Scott’s return to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, the newest chapter in the groundbreaking ALIEN franchise, arriving on Digital HD August 1 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 15. Limited Edition Exclusives will be available at Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an unchartered paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a terrifying threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Featuring an all-star cast including Academy Award Nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Menfranchise, Steve Jobs), Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Billy Crudup (Jackie), Danny McBride (This Is The End) and Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight), ALIEN: COVENANT is loaded with bonus material including a making-of documentary, deleted and extended scenes, commentary by director Ridley Scott, an inside look at “David’s Lab,” crew fear tests, and much more.

Fans can also pick up exclusive editions of ALIEN: COVENANT at Walmart, Target and Best Buy!

Game Of Thrones Goes On Display

Are you ready for the next season of Game of Thrones? Well to help get you in the mood here is some cool news from the hit series. Inspired by and filled with the breathtaking images and enthralling artifacts from the hit HBO series GAME OF THRONES, this all-new exhibition will drop fans in the center of the Seven Kingdoms for an up-close and personal look at authentic props, costumes and set decorations from the show.  In collaboration with HBO Global Licensing, global events provider GES is designing and building the new 10,000-square-foot interactive experience, and will exclusively tour the exhibition to worldwide destinations starting Fall 2017. The tour will kick off in Europe, with the first location to be announced soon.

Featuring a unique mix of immersive environments, interactives, and multimedia content, visitors will experience the mythical lands of Westeros and Essos and relive the trials and tribulations of the series’ nobles and common folk alike who struggle for survival in the shadow of the Iron Throne.

In anticipation of the launch of the exhibition later this year, GES’ creative team will work closely with HBO to create diverse environments from Westeros and Essos and to design an exhibition as exciting as the show itself.  Spanning the Seven Kingdoms from King’s Landing to the land Beyond the Wall and across the Narrow Sea, GAME OF THRONES: THE TOURING EXHIBITION will allow fans worldwide to experience the craftsmanship and artistry of the GAME OF THRONES production up close in the largest public display to date.

Visitors to the exhibition will see displays of costumes, props, weapons and armor and will explore several dynamic themed exhibition areas featuring series settings such as:

• The wintry landscapes of the North, the tree-lined pathway of the King’s Road, and the regal settings of King’s Landing.

• The conquered city of Meereen with its garrisons of Unsullied warriors and the loyalists of House Targaryen.

• Iconic settings like the mysterious House of Black and White, the home of the Night’s Watch: Castle Black; and the frozen lands Beyond the Wall.

• The show stopping centerpiece of the iconic Iron Throne Room, where visitors can gaze upon the Westerosi seat of power in all its foreboding glory.

Forget The Box, What Is In The Capsule?

For those who frequent the ThinkGeek site you already know how cool that site is. From Game of Thrones to Star Trek to Nintendo they have a bevy of items that you would love to pick up. Now ThinkGeek is offering a box subscription that they are calling the ThinkGeek Capsule.

Every month you will get ThinkGeek exclusives. It could be a special run of a t-shirt, a weird new gadget, a licensed enamel pin, and so much more. They will also stock a very cool collectible in the capsule. Whether it’s a limited edition figurine, an art print, or something else entirely, the payload of every capsule will include at least one collectible to expand your personal collection.

They even have clothes for you to show off your geek pride. This month I got a Legend of Zelda shirt and some Harry Potter socks! That is just the stuff they tell you that they are going to put in there. Now ThinkGeek goes above and beyond by hiding other awesome stuff to surprise you in a good way. There is a gift card that is valued at five dollars to one hundred bucks. You just to to the site they tell you to on the card and see how much you card is worth. How cool is that? They even slipped in some cool Ghostbuster playing cards that almost disappeared like a ghost. Watch the video below to see what happened to them.

So if all of this awesomeness is something you wanted delivered to your home go to thinkgeekcapsule.com to subscribe to the monthly capsule program. You wont be disappointed. Next week’s capsule will showcase items from Star Trek, Game of Thrones and Dungeons and Dragons.

Find Your Alter Ego

This month’s Loot Crate did not disappoint. Not only did I love the theme, which was Alter Ego, but this month’s crate featured Spider-Man and The Transformers. Plus they added the most famous man with an alter ego in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Right up there with guys atop the alter ego list is Bruce Banner and the Incredible Hulk. Plus in theory don’t most comic book characters have an alter ego? So in that case Loot Crate was smart in putting a bunch of DC Comics characters in this crate.

Right off the bat I was SO HAPPY to see that this month’s shirt was Optimus Prime.The shirt was soft and the classic blue t-shirt that depicts the stages of Optimus Prime’s transformation from truck to Autobot. This shirt brought me back to my childhood. I can’t wait to rock it.

One of the coolest items was the exclusive Spider-Man Webslinger variant Q-Fig made by Quantum Mechanix. The Loot Crate edition of DC Comics–The New 52!: The Poster Collection contains 40 removable posters that portray key moments from The New 52 DC Universe.The book has artwork from some of their favorite DC artists, such as Greg Capullo, Aaron Kuder and my favorite artist, Jim Lee.

The exclusive Incredible Hulk 6″ plastic bowl depicts a Hulk hand holding it by the base, and it is just the right size for a cereal or a candy dish. This month’s Loot Pin is Jekyll and Hyde themed, with both faces of the famous alter egos on the pin face. The Alter Ego’s Loot Pin DLC is an exclusive Green Ranger V2 for the mobile game Saban’s Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.

Like what you see? Get a subscription. July’s theme is Animation. They have packed July’s crate with items from some of pop culture’s favorite cartoons. There is Rick and Morty, Futurama, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Bob’s Burgers. Make sure you subscribe by 7/19 at 9pm PST to get July’s crate!

There are different themed crates as well. There is a Loot Anime, Loot Gaming, Loot Pets, Firefly, and LVLUp. They even have limited edition Star Wars and Call of Duty crates. You can pick out the best one that fits your style and your budget. Go to www.lootcrate.com for more info on each one and to start your subscription today!