Official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance DLC Early Weapon Access Trailer

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Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun on the fly. Also included is the OHM-Werewolf custom variant.

Get the Season Pass for access to four exciting DLC packs at one great price. Learn more:

http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare/season-pass

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The Official Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance DLC Early Weapon Access Trailer is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H61sXAukzkY

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George Lucas To Be Focus of Biography Comic Book

OrbitGeorgeBluewater Productions is proud to announce the release of a comic book featuring the life of filmmaker and geek icon George Lucas. “Orbit: George Lucas: Rise of an Empire” is available in print and digital this week.

A creative force whose pioneering efforts in the area of sound production and special affects forever changed the way we view movies, George Lucas found fame in 1977 with the release of his magnum opus, “Star Wars.” In that moment, the master filmmaker shaped geek culture for generations.

The 26-page graphic novel was written by John Michael Helmer and Brian Smith and features art by Smith. Smith and Chris Fischer illustrated the comic book’s variant covers.

 Bluewater receives a lot of requests from fans and famous people to tell the stories of the famous and the infamous using this unique medium, and George Lucas has been at the top of that list for a long time, says publisher Darren G. Davis. With interest in his creative work swelling, now was the time to tell his amazing story.

Bluewater has focused on other personalities such as Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Carrie Fisher, Ray Harryhausen, and Stephen King. All are available on Amazon as well as Nook, Kindle, and ITunes. Bluewater’s biographies have hit the top ten books on Amazon as well drawn the attention of hundreds of news outlets, including New York Magazine, People Magazine, Forbes, MTV, CNN, and The Today Show

Bethesda Softworks Announces Wolfenstein: The Old Blood!

Standalone Prequel to the Award-Winning Game

Wolfenstein: The New Order Available May 5, 2015

WOLF_KeyArt_USMarch 4, 2015 (Rockville, MD) - Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, today announcedWolfenstein®: The Old Blood™, the standalone prequel to the critically-acclaimed first-person action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein®: The New Order™. In development at MachineGames, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will be available digitally for $19.99 on May 5, 2015 for Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 system, and PC.

Two Sheds Returns with Their Sophomore LP, Assembling

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LA’s Two Sheds returns with their sophomore LP, Assembling on May 31st (Crossbill Records)

The album’s lead single, “You Get To Me,” features the soft, sexy, Mazzy Starr-esque voice of lead singer Caitlin Gutenberger. Listen here and check out Two Sheds’ schedule below to catch the show nearest you.

Color of Light’s Debut Track

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Color of Light, the new project from South Carolina-born singer/songwriter/musician/producer Sean Neuse (formerly Backseat Dreamer), hit stores January 2015 with a debut LP, Memory (Imera Records). The LP weighs heavily on dream-pop and shoegaze, but adds an element of jangle pop that doesn’t disappoint.

Sit back, close your eyes, and take a listen.

VIZ MEDIA Acquires ULTRAMAN Manga Series

Japan’s Most Famous Superhero Returns In A Sleek New Original Manga Series Inspired By The Classic Japanese Sci-Fi Action TV Show And Updated For A New Generation Of Fans

VIZ-Media-logo-transSan Francisco, CA, February 18, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, brings the action-filled adventures of one of Japan’s greatest superheroes to English readers later this summer as it announces the acquisition of the ULTRAMAN manga (graphic novel) series.

ULTRAMAN depicts a new story inspired by the original classic Japanese superhero TV show that ran in the late 1960s. The ULTRAMAN manga series was created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi and launches in print on August 18th under the VIZ Signature imprint. In Japan, the series currently appears in Hero’s magazine.

Ultraman_2011Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined Shin Hayata of the Scientific Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters known as Kaiju. Now, many years later, those dark days are fading into memory, and the world is at peace. But in the shadows a new threat is growing, a danger that can only be faced by a new kind of hero – a new kind of ULTRAMAN… Shinjiro is an ordinary teenager, but his father is the legendary Shin Hayata. When he learns that his father passed on the “Ultraman Factor” to him, and that he possesses incredible powers, nothing will ever be the same again.

images (2)Ultraman is Japan’s quintessential sci-fi superhero and has enjoyed massive popularity around the world for more than 40 years, and we are extremely proud to add the new manga series to the VIZ Media manga catalog,says Mike Montesa, Editor.With an exciting original story that expands the premise of the original 1960s TV show, ULTRAMAN is wonderfully updated for a whole new generation of fans. We look forward to continuing the ULTRAMAN legacy and to fans and readers discovering the series later this summer!

IDW Publishing Makes A Big Move…

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Renowned Publisher Comes To San Diego’s NTC Arts & Culture District 

San Diego, CA (February 12, 2015) – IDW Publishing is pleased to announce the relocation of their headquarters due to business expansion, in June 2015, as well as the opening of a groundbreaking new comic art gallery. The new offices and gallery will be located in former Navy barracks within the historic NTC in Liberty Station, which is nestled in the Point Loma community of San Diego.

The San Diego Comic Art Gallery will be a unique, new and dynamic space located within the IDW offices, designed to educate and engage the local San Diego community and the region of Southern California with the sequential comic book and graphic arts. The SDCAG will create a permanent home in San Diego as a showcase for this celebrated art form; already so pervasive in pop culture, thanks to the meteoric success of comic-based films, television and entertainment, and already so associated with the San Diego area, thanks to Comic-Con International. With a retail space, a gallery of original art from comics and animation, and actual working artists on the premises, the SDCAG is an entirely new kind of venture. Harry L. Katz, former Head Curator in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress, has been named the curator of SDCAG.

TREEFORT MUSIC FEST: Your Artwork Could Be An official Treefort T-shirt!

Your artwork could be an official Treefort t-shirt!

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DEADLINE: 3/01/15 

Calling all creatives! Want to directly contribute to Treefort Music Fest 2015? Want to have your artwork all over some awesome Fest tees? Submit your artwork into our annual Treefort T-shirt Contest!

All artist designs should be submitted by 11:59pm, March 1st in order to be considered for the first round. If you make it passed the design committee, your art will then be voted on publicly by Treefort fans. Come out on top and Fawn and Foal will pump out shirt after shirt of your rad work at the Main Stage. PLUS your 5-day festival pass is on us! Now, go forth and create!

*No submissions will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on 3/01/15
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Treefort Music Fest Announces Full 2015 Artist Lineup!

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TREEFORT MUSIC FEST 2015 ANNOUNCES THIRD & FINAL ROUND OF ARTISTS

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BOISE, ID – February 6, 2015 – Treefort Music Fest – taking place March 25th-29th in downtown Boise, Idaho – has announced the third (and final!) round of artists to perform at the festival. The acts include:

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Black Milk

Jon & Josiah (The Head and the Heart)

The Velvet Teen

Occultation

Pert Near Sandstone

The Donkeys

The Soft White Sixties

Mimicking Birds

Religious Girls

Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

Alex Cameron

Jason Webley

Hollow Wood

Quiet Life

Francisco The Man

Tom Brosseau

Hobosexual

Predatory Light

Lyrics Born

The Range
Little Wings

Vacationer

Survival Knife

The Last Bison
The Muckers

Flamingosis

Hillfolk Noir

Cotillon

The Chicharones

The Soil & The Sun

Gaytheist

Kowloon Walled City

Wild Throne

The Shivas

Helvetia

Finn Riggins

Lemolo

 

Somewhere In Time: 8 New Assassin’s Creed Setting Proposals

 

 

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Written by Derek Sun

After Victorian England, Here Are Some
Proposals for New
Assassin’s Creed Game Locations:

After taking us through the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean islands and the Paris during the French Revolution, the Assassin’s Creed franchise is visiting London during the Victorian era. The setting for countless books, movies, and games, Victorian England has always had a certain vibe to it that makes it catnip for storytellers. The intimidating architecture, twistingly dark alleys, and fascinating historical figures are always great fodder for writers to work with.

With all that said, the Victorian age is still a pretty safe choice for a new AC game. It’s not an entirely surprising selection, and there’s no shortage of works that have already featured Cockney chimney sweeps, pith helmet-wearing explorers, and bobbies eating fish & chips, and saying “guv’nor” a lot. The historical period and setting have made AC games memorable and unique, and if the series is to continue attracting fans and sales, it should try exploring new territory that other franchises haven’t focused on. Here are ideas on new locations and eras for future AC games to try out, and why they would be exciting to play in.

  1. Satsuma-samurai-during-boshin-war-periodJapan during the Meiji Restoration

Ever since Desmond got into the Animus for the first time, people have been promoting Japan as an ideal setting for an AC game. Most of the time, it’s medieval Japan, with its ninja, clan warfare, and samurai that gets brought up as a new virtual playground. However, we’re missing a golden opportunity by not having a game exploring the rise of Japan as a modern nation and the shedding of its shogun past. Even if everything you know about the Meiji Restoration comes from watching The Last Samurai and Rurouni Kenshin, you’ll know how crazy the late 19th century was for Japan. Westerners were arriving en masse, the Tokugawa shogunate was falling, and the country was modernizing, building its own empire, and changing faster than anyone can imagine. The game could have us play through the Boshin War and see the collapse of the samurai system as the Assassins struggle to survive the changes, but some more adventurous ideas include having us witnessing Japan’s invasions of its neighbors and expansion of its colonies, assassinating rival politicians, and navigating a mixture of traditional Japanese and Western architecture and weapons that makes for great scenery porn. Larger-than-life figures like Yukichi Fukuzawa, Heihachiro Togo, Ryoma Sakamoto, Hirobumi Ito, and Saigo Takamori would be awesome to meet, and all the wars, political intrigue, and reforms taking place would give us enough craziness for a whole season of Game of Thrones.