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Nintendo Reveals Another Version Of The Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo keeps coming out with fantastic systems. I have been loving the Nintendo Switch and looking forward to checking out the Nintendo 2DS. On Aug. 25, a sleek white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game pre-installed is hitting store shelves at a suggested retail price of only $79.99. And just recently, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system launched in stores the same day as two awesome new games: Hey! PIKMIN, a new type of Pikmin game, and Miitopia, a charming, personalized adventure starring Mii characters. The Nintendo 3DS family of systems has thousands of games to choose from, including beloved franchises likeSuper MarioPokémon and The Legend of Zelda.

This fall is packed with a variety of new games (in addition to the existing library of games), which can be played on any system in the extended Nintendo 3DS family, including in 2D on Nintendo 2DS. Monster Hunter Stories, the next game in the hit Monster Hunter series, launches on Sept. 8; Metroid: Samus Returns, the return of legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran, launches on Sept. 15; and the wackiest Yo-kai adventure yet, YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters, launches on Sept. 29. That’s a month full of exciting adventures!

Monster Hunter Stories serves as an introduction to the popular franchise, which finds you discovering and customizing the skills of a wide variety of fantastical beasts. A free demo for Monster Hunter Stories will be available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 10. In the meantime, fans can check out a new trailer and learn more information about the game by visiting http://monsterhunterstories.nintendo.com/.

Bounty hunter Samus Aran is back in the Metroid: Samus Returns game, a side-scrolling adventure full of hidden pathways and underground chambers that lead you into the depths of a hostile alien planet. The game features immersive 3D visuals, powerful weapons, and special moves and abilities. For more information about Metroid: Samus Returns, visit http://metroidsamusreturns.nintendo.com/.

Whether you or your family missed it the first time or want to fall in love again, the YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters game delivers the full YO-KAI WATCH 2 experience and a variety of new features, including new Yo-kai to befriend, exclusive quests and the ability to hop on the Hexpress to a new resort area. Players who already own YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits or YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls can also transfer their save data to pick up where they left off. For more information about YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters and to see a new trailer, visit http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/yo-kai-watch-psychic-specters-3ds.

HASCON Has A Ton Of Exclusives For All Collectors

Lot of cool news coming out from HASCON. Hasbro revealed their HASCON exclusives last week. The exclusives include Black Series 6-Inch Clone Captain Rex and Legends Series 6-Inch Uncanny X-Force Deadpool. Here are some of the details on a few of the exclusives.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH UNCANNY X-FORCE DEADPOOL Figure

Join the infamous Merc with a Mouth on his next katana-wielding mission with this comic-inspired DEADPOOL Figure from the MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES! Showcasing his alternate UNCANNY X-FORCE outfit and outfitted with iconic accessories including two katana swords, a rocket launcher, three blasters, taco and alternate head, this collector grade DEADPOOL figure also features premium articulation and deco. MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH UNCANNY X-FORCE DEADPOOL Figure will be for sale during HasCon 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure

Pledge loyalty to the Republic and head into battle with the revered 6-inch CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure from the STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES line! Featuring customized armor decos with distinctive blue markings inspired by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, this collector grade figure includes 28 points of articulation, four blasters, premium packaging, and a removable helmet revealing this fan-favorite character’s incredibly sculpted face. Rescues, droid attacks, and the most exciting missions from a galaxy far, far, away are brought to life with this authentic figure. STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH CLONE CAPTAIN REX Figure will be for sale during HASCON 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

HASCON Exclusive Products Include the TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime Converting Power Bank. HASCON guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a new early release TRANSFORMERS Generations Titans Return Arcee Special Edition Set and Star Wars: The Black Series 6-Inch Clone Captain REX Figure, which will be available for purchase for the first time at HASCON before landing at other major retailers.

2K Sports Releases John Cena Limited Edition Box Set

For those of you who love the WWE and the 2K Sports WWE game then you might want to check this out. 2K Sports is releasing the WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition celebrates the amazing 15-year career of John Cena while incorporating his polarizing presence in the WWE Universe. Whether it’s “Let’s go, Cena!” or “Cena Nuff” chants and signs, John Cena elicits a powerful reaction. WWE 2K Universe members will be able to express either sentiment in this fully loaded package.

The WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition will include:

Copy of WWE 2K18 Deluxe Edition video game, which includes the following items:

WWE 2K18 Season Pass digital content (details announced this fall);

Playable WWE Legends and John Cena Rivals: Batista and Rob Van Dam;

Playable John Cena Characters: ECW One Night Stand (2006) and WrestleMania 26 (2010);

Kurt Angle Pack: Access to WWE “American Hero” (2001) and ECW “Wrestling Machine” (2006) playable characters;

Exclusive premium packaging, including a unique cover sleeve;

Exclusive Mattel John Cena / Cena Nuff action figure featuring alternate T-shirt options;

Fanatics Limited Edition Commemorative Plaque with a piece of the ring mat, as well as a hand-signed photo from John Cena, in celebration of winning his 16th WWE Championship at Royal Rumble;

WWE SuperCard limited edition in-game cards featuring John Cena, Batista and Rob Van Dam, as well as a Cena (Nuff) card back.*

Limited to 30,000 copies worldwide, the WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Edition will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at participating retailers for a suggested retail price of $149.99.

Players who purchase the WWE 2K18 Collector’s Edition will receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on Friday, October 13, 2017. In addition, players who purchase the WWE 2K18 Deluxe Edition, available in both physical and digital varieties, will also receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses – including all Cena (Nuff) Edition digital content – beginning four days early on October 13, 2017 on PS4 and Xbox One. WWE 2K18 will release on October 17, 2017 on PS4 and Xbox One, as well as in Fall 2017 on Nintendo Switch.

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!