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Play A Free Demo Of NBA 2K18

Want to play a free demo of NBA 2K18’s, The Prelude? This part of the game will be available to fans this Friday, September 8 at 12am ET on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Fans can get an early taste of NBA 2K18 with this free, downloadable experience that begins their journey into The Neighborhood, the groundbreaking new way to play NBA 2K. The Neighborhood brings together the most loved elements of NBA 2K together into a shared world for players to truly experience the life of an NBA athlete, both on the court and off.

Players can kick-off their NBA 2K18 experience with The Prelude prior to the game’s launch and continue where they left off when the game officially releases starting September 15, 2017.

To download The Prelude on Friday morning, simply visit Xbox Live or the PS Store direct on your console and search for NBA 2K18.

Odell Beckham Jr Wants To Let NFL Fans Have All Access

The NFL season is almost here! We love watching the stars shine each week. We all know that Odell Beckham Jr. has crazy talent on the football field. Now you can check out his comedic acting chops as well.

He will be featured in a new Verizon ad with Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch. The new ad, which shows how Verizon’s network and unlimited data makes sure football fans don’t miss anything important this season, debuts on Sunday during the MTV Video Music Awards.

Who Would Want to Kill David Hasselhoff

Might sound like a strange question, but after watching Killing Hasselhoff I know why that question was asked. The Knight Rider and Baywatch star, David Hasselhoff teams up with the very funny Ken Jeong in a comedy of one man’s desperate attempt to kill the Hoff.

I really enjoyed the humor and outrageous one liners in the film. If you are looking for a comedy that doesn’t hold any punches then Killing Hasselhoff is for you!

Co-produced by the team behind 2017’s Baywatch and David Hasselhoff himself, the laugh-out-loud movie is packed with a host of celebrity cameos including comedian Howie Mandel musician Kid Cudi, and The Hoff’s original “Baywatch” partner in life-saving crime, Gena Lee Nolin. Rounding out the cast is Jon Lovitz, Rhys Darby and Jim Jefferies.

The premise of the movie is this, what started out as a regular week quickly turns into the worst few days of his life when Chris (Jeong), a struggling nightclub owner, fails to pay back a loan shark and decides the only way to get the money is to kill his pick in the annual “Who Will Die This Year” celebrity death pool: David Hasselhoff. Aided by his friends Fish (Darby) and Tommy (Jefferies), Chris desperately tries everything he can to off the master of slow-motion running and claim the jackpot. But the task is not as easy as he thought, especially when your target is The Hoff!

Killing Hasselhoff, available on DVD and Digital, comes filled with exclusive and hilarious deleted scenes taking viewers further into the film’s crazy adventure.

Your Kingdom Awaits In This Month’s Loot Crate

This month’s Loot Crate theme was Kingdom. If featured items from Lord of the Rings, Adventure Time and Legend of Zelda. The Loot Pin was a Kingdom Crest Pin that was done really well. The pin has a roman numeral inscription. The shield is set up into four different fields, one of which features the Loot Crate logo, while two sport crossed axes, and the fourth depicts a boar’s head.

I really loved this month’s T-Shirt. The designers took me back to my childhood with an exclusive The Legend of Zelda Link 8-bit map shirt. The outline of the map is cut out like Link and it is how you see him in the game for the original Nintendo system. The design, colors and nod to the 8 bit tech was superb.

Any Adventure Time fans out there? If so you will love the Nice King & Gunter figure. The colors are bright and sharp on this collectible. I gave this item to one of my friends who was geeking out over it. He was thrilled that he can now add one more item to his Adventure Time collection.

There was also two Lord of the Rings items in this month’s crate. The first one was an exclusive The Lord of the Rings color changing glass modeled after The One Ring. When you fill up the glass with a cold drink fills the writing turns color. This is a really well crafted glass and I can’t wait to pour a nice cocktail in it! Can I say it is one glass to rule them all?

The second Lord of the Rings item is a beautiful art print of a scene from Tolkien’s The Two Towers:  Merry, Pippin, and Treebeard take the battle to Saruman in Isengard, as illustrated by artist Matt Ferguson and designed by Bottleneck Gallery. I need to find a frame for this artwork. I really enjoyed both Lord of the Rings items.

Next month is Loot Crate’s September crate which the theme is Robotic. You have until September 19th to order it. The crate will feature the franchises Blade Runner 2049, Aliens, Star Wars, and Star Trek: Mirror Universe.

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!

All Up In The Mix Like Star Lord

Music is an essential part of life. It can make you happy, sad, and even give you a jolt of energy when you are trying to beat your fastest mile. If you have seen either of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films you know the main character, Peter Quill aka Star Lord has a passion for music.

In the first film his mother made him a mix tape that he cherishes. Those songs mean something to him. Those songs are part of his identity. I think we can all relate to Peter. For me music was introduced to me first by my parents. My dad and mom introduced to me artists like The Beatles and Michael Jackson.

As I got older I started finding my own music. In high school artists like 2 Pac, Outkast, Young M.C. were part of my soundtrack at that time. As I got older more and more artists and songs got put into my soundtrack.

What is your soundtrack? What songs mean the most to you? Tell me your playlist and you could win a very cool Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prize Pack from Marvel Studios.

You can win the Blu-ray of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Vol 2 that is out now on Digital HD and will be released on Blu-ray on Aug. 22nd. Plus you can win a Groot Plush, Rocket Funko Pop, Soundtrack CD, Sound Machine, and a Puzzle. Just share your playlist with us and you will be entered to win the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prize Pack.

Two months after defeating the fanatical Kree terrorist Ronan, the Guardians of the Galaxy continue to soar the spaceways, fighting for justice, and trying to get along with one another. The team’s leader, Peter Quill, takes them on a new mission. Their journey leads them to a powerful cosmic being named Ego, and his charge, the empathic Mantis. But they also find a new threat to the galaxy, and Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and baby Groot must do all they can to save the lives of billions.

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.

Here is my playlist below. Share yours to win the prize pack. Good luck!

  1. Old School – 2 Pac
  2. Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
  3. Know How – Young MC
  4. Blackbird – The Beatles
  5. Crossroads – Bone Thugs N Harmony
  6. ATLiens – Outkast
  7. The Message – Nas
  8. Free Falling (Cover) – John Mayer
  9. Gone Going – Black Eyed Peas ft. Jack Johnson
  10. Juicy – Notorious B.I.G.

The Rock Produces The WWE 2K18 Soundtrack

Do you smell what The Rock is cooking? Well 2K does. They announced the in-game soundtrack details for WWE® 2K18, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Executive produced and personally curated by legendary WWE Superstar and global icon Dwayne “The Rock®” Johnson, the soundtrack will feature 11 unique songs that represent many of Johnson’s favorite artists and music genres, including hip-hop, classic rock, hard rock, blues, R&B and soul. In addition, Apple Music will serve as the premier streaming provider for the WWE 2K18 in-game soundtrack, which is available now for streaming at apple.co/wwe2k.

“Music is one of my soul’s anchors. All genres. I’m excited to celebrate my WWE roots by partnering with the 2K and Apple Music teams and share some of my favorite hardcore training songs with fans all over the world,” said Johnson.

The WWE 2K18 in-game soundtrack, executive produced by Johnson, will include the following artists and songs:

• Blues Brothers – “Soul Man”;

• Boston – “Smokin’”;

• Bruno Mars – “Runaway Baby”;

• Disturbed – “Down With The Sickness”;

• Eazy-E – “Boyz-N-The-Hood”;

• George Thorogood & The Destroyers – “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”;

• Joe Walsh – “Rocky Mountain Way”;

• Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”;

• Kid Rock – “You Never Met a White Boy Quite Like Me”;

• ¡MAYDAY! (feat. Tech N9ne) – “Last One Standing”;

• Tech N9ne (feat. Krizz Kaliko, Serj Tankian) – “Straight Out The Gate”.

“Over the years we have collaborated with some of the world’s most popular artists, including Florida Georgia Line, Metallica, The Weeknd and Diddy to name a few, but partnering with one of our own is always special,” said Neil Lawi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, WWE Music Group. “Working with Dwayne is always a creative and inspirational experience, and we are thrilled to partner with him on this year’s WWE 2K18 soundtrack, and bring his diverse selection to our fans around the world.”

“For the past few years, we have presented music as an integral part of both WWE and WWE 2K culture by aligning with several big names in music and entertainment, from Sean Combs a.k.a. Puff Daddy for WWE 2K17 to our WWE Superstar John Cena® and Wiz Khalifa collaboration for WWE 2K15,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “The opportunity to work with an individual as accomplished, down-to-earth and respected as Dwayne – our inaugural WWE 2K cover Superstar for WWE 2K14 – significantly complements the gameplay content and overall experience we look to deliver every year.”

Win 1 Billion Dollars With Your Fantasy Football Knowledge

That is right you saw that correctly. That is ONE BILLION DOLLARS. If you have some fantastic fantasy football knowledge you can have an awesome payday! DraftKings recently announced the start of the 2017-2018 NFL season for daily fantasy football with a ground-breaking “Billion Dollar Lineup” challenge. Beginning August 14, DraftKings’ Billion Dollar Lineup game gives football fans an opportunity to win $1 billion in the first week of NFL matchups by building the perfect fantasy lineup.

“For the last five NFL seasons, DraftKings has led the way in innovation and breakthrough ideas creating the game inside the game that only daily fantasy sports can provide,” said Janet Holian, Chief Marketing Officer of DraftKings. “This year, the Billion Dollar Lineup is the ultimate opportunity for players to test their skills and kick off the new NFL season with the potential to win $1 billion.”

Creating this flawless lineup and scoring the maximum number of possible fantasy points will be the greatest test of skill for DraftKings fans. To enter, players must draft the perfect lineup in DraftKings’ free $100,000 contest. DraftKings will calculate the perfect lineup by determining all possible valid lineup combinations given the NFL Week 1 results under the normal salary cap and roster restrictions. The perfect lineup will be the highest possible scoring lineup. Entries will be limited to one per person, with a maximum number of total entries capped at 5 million. All lineups must be submitted by kickoff at 1PM ET on September 10, 2017.

The Billion Dollar Lineup payout is guaranteed by a consortium of major insurance companies from around the world that combined are worth more than $250 billion. DraftKings’ Billion Dollar Lineup is completely free to play and open to residents of all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, along with Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, and Germany.

For more on the Billion Dollar Lineup challenge, visit https://www.draftkings.com/billion-dollar-lineup

Ant-Man and The Wasp Start Up Production

Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña and Academy Award winner Michael Douglas who all return to the roles they originated in the 2015 box office hit “Ant-Man.”  Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Tip “T.I.” Harris, and David Dastmalchian also reprise their supporting roles.

The highly-anticipated follow-up welcomes Academy Award nominees Michelle Pfeiffer (and Laurence Fishburne along with Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins and Randall Park to the ensemble cast.

“Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed returns to helm Marvel Studios’ action-adventure from a screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, and Paul Rudd. The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on July 6, 2018, will be filmed in Atlanta and San Francisco.

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.”  In the aftermath of “Captain America:  Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father.  As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

This Capsule Is Geeking Out Big Time

I just got the second ThinkGeek Capsule and it is loaded with a bunch of goodness from Star Trek, Marvel and Game of Thrones. There were even boxes inside the first box that contained even more awesomeness.

For all you Trekkies wanting to know what live was like on the planet Vulcan you are in luck. There is the Vulcan Travel Guide which is a book highlighting the different places you can visit on Vulcan. For all of you who love tabletop games you love the fact that there is a Dungeons & Dragons t-shirt and patch set. The t-shirt shows a D20 in front of fantasy gear and the patch is a red D20. The patch is adhesive, not an iron-on.

Game of Thrones is not only back on HBO, but you can find some GoT treasures in this capsule. Inside was a piece of canvas art of one of four sigils from the show. I got House Targaryen. This will go great in my office. Love the artwork and colors in this one.  There is also a Pinz collectible pin with the theme of outer space. I got the moon pin, which is pretty slick as you can see from the pictures.

The bonus item in this ThinkGeek Capsule is a Doctor Who Funko Pop keychain. I got the Twelfth Doctor, but the Fourth Doctor us also up for grabs too.  Speaking of bonuses just lie the first capsule this one contained a gift card. They can range in value from $5 to $100. Love the fact ThinkGeek is doing that.

As you can see there was a ton of awesome swag in this one. 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 month’s capsule will showcase items from DC Comic’s Justice League.

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.