Some Star Wars Episode 7 Character Names Revealed…Vintage Trading Card Style!

The-Force-AwakensVia Entertainment Weekly (exclusive)- Today, Abrams & Disney have unveiled the first round of new character’s names via vintage looking Star Wars trading cards online.  Hopefully there will more available in the coming months.  Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens is scheduled to open in theaters Dec. 18, 2015. See the list below:

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Daisy Ridley as “Rey

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John Boyega as “Finn

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Oscar Issac as “Poe Dameron

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The wheely, soccer-ball Astromech droid is now known as “BB-8

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Then we have the hooded Sith-looking character with the claymore lightsaber (actor still unknown), known now simply as “Kylo Ren” 

 

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U.K.’s Royal Blood To Support Foo Fighters On North American Tour Dates In July/August 2015

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UK duo Royal Blood will support Foo Fighters for a run of live dates in North America next July and August. The band will also be performing in the U.S. for headlining dates and radio shows to wind down the year. See below for a complete list of dates and on-sale information.

 

 

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ROYAL BLOOD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

December 1 - House of Blues – Chicago, IL

December 3 - The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

December 5 - War Memorial Auditorium – Nashville, TN

December 6 - Juanita’s Cantina – Little Rock, AR

December 7 - Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

December 9 - Seattle Center – Key Arena – Seattle, WA

July 6 - Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ*

July 9 - Molson Canadian Amphitheater – Toronto, ON*

July 16 - Citi Field – New York, NY*

July 19 - Fenway Park – Boston, MA*

August 12 -Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB

August 13 - Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB*

August 17 - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO*

August 19 - Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre – Maryland Heights, MO*

August 22 - Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN*

August 24 - DTE Energy Center – Detroit, MI*

August 25 - First Niagra Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA*

*SUPPORTING FOO FIGHTERS

 

BOX- OFFICE ONLY PRE-SALES BEGIN THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22.
All price levels subject to availability.
Go to http://bit.ly/beatthebots for a complete list of box office locations and details
ONLINE PRE-SALES BEGIN MONDAY, DEC. 1
PUBLIC ON SALES DEC 4 & 5
See DarlingDork.com’s review of Royal Blood’s concert, opening for the Pixies – Boise, ID, October 2nd, 2014 – Here.

Bungie: Destiny Tumbler Sparrow Announcement!

unnamedbungie_logoGuardians who purchase and redeem Destiny Expansion Pass or Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below by January 15, 2015 will receive the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow, enabling its riders to drive fast, take flight, and perform a set of mid-air tricks. 

See the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow in action:


Guardians who have already purchased or will purchase and redeem Destiny Expansion Pass will receive the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow from the in-game Postmaster at the time of redemption.

Guardians who have already purchased or will purchase and redeem Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will receive the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow from the in-game Postmaster starting on December 9, 2014

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The Ravenna Colt (ex-My Morning Jacket) to release ‘Terminal Current’ on Feb. 10, 2015

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The Ravenna Colt (former My Morning Jacket guitarist/engineer Johnny Quaid) is releasing its second album Terminal Current (Removador/Karate Body) on vinyl, CD and digital formats Feb. 10, 2015. Vinyl and CD preorders are available now through the Karate Body online shop.

Terminal Current was recorded in Boise, Idaho, and Louisville, Ky., at Above the Cadillac and La La Land studios. Quaid worked with an assortment of top musicians from both city’s music scenes.

The Ravenna Colt is the alias of Kentucky-born musician Johnny Quaid. The Ravenna Colt creates dreamlike Americana sounds that range from folk to rock while maintaining a cosmic connection. With a collective-like structure, Quaid is joined by musicians and artists who help create his vision of stories and soundscapes as told from the eyes and ears of a carpenter and troubadour.

Quaid first conceptualized the group’s approach to alternative country more than a decade ago. He was well immersed in music, from his own songwriting and performing, to his work as a recording engineer at Above the Cadillac Studios – chops that would serve the young songwriter well.

In 1998, Quaid joined Jim James on a project that would change their lives – My Morning Jacket. The group worked feverishly touring and recording and has not slowed down since. Quaid lends his guitar licks and engineering style to the first three albums, The Tennessee Fire, At Dawn and It Still Moves, as well as a barrage of EPs and singles.

Quaid departed from the group amicably at the start of 2004. He left his native Kentucky, headed west to California and worked as a carpenter while keeping a writer’s pen at hand. After moving back east to Tennessee, Quaid released The Ravenna Colt’s debut album Slight Spell in 2010.

Quaid has since relocated to Boise, where he pulled talent from the city’s fervent indie/roots music scene to assemble the latest incarnation of The Ravenna Colt.

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Image Comics: BONDAGE, DISCIPLINE, AND…. LOVE? SUNSTONE!

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First print edition of best-selleing webcomic sensation out this December!

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A webcomic sensation and #1 bestseller on Amazon, with tens of millions of views on DeviantArt, SUNSTONE by Stjepan Sejic is being published as a graphic novel in December by Image Comics/Top Cow. The story of two women who find love through their shared passion for bondage, SUNSTONE is poised to introduce readers to a new kind of S&M story, one that will surprise readers with the heart and humanity of its story.

Ally and Lisa are happy, well-adjusted young women, but they’re both a little lonely. Ally loves the creativity of being a “domme” in her sex life but hasn’t found the right person to share it with. And Lisa… Well, Lisa loves to be tied up. When they find each other online, they know they have to meet. But bondage is all about trust, and even after they’ve explored every facet of their sexuality together, Ally and Lisa will find the ultimate test of this trust lies in three simple words.

Writer and artist Stjepan Sejic (APHRODITE IX, DEATH VIGIL) has one word for the fan response to SUNSTONE: “overwhelming.” He attributes the success of his love story to its themes.

I don’t just mean the obvious ones of fetishism and general sexuality, he clarified.In Sunstone, the main theme is in fact human nature. Sunstone has over time become a book showing the very human and understandable nature of fetishism and people responded to that.

Sejic categorizes the comments he’s gotten from reader three ways:

  • I came for the art but got hooked and stayed for the story.
  • I’m not into bdsm but this made me understand it.
  • This story helped me make some sense of my own fetishism.

And finally, the comments Sejic says he “will forever treasure,” are notes from couples who thank him for SUNSTONE helping them share what they had been too embarrassed to tell their partners.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Has Gone Gold!

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New “Puzzles 101” Developer Diary available now

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Crystal Dynamics is pleased to announce that Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris has officially gone gold and is set to launch on December 9 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. To celebrate this milestone, the team has released a second Developer Diary that goes into detail on the puzzles of Temple of Osiris.

Check out the new developer diary!
Lara Croft returns in Temple of Osiris, ready to use her brains and brawn to best a gauntlet of new puzzles. In the second Developer Diary, Executive Producer Scot Amos is joined by Lead Level Designer Jeff Wajcs, who discuss the difficult task of perfectly challenging a player. Take a peek at the mirrors, time bombs, twisting gears, and falling platforms you’ll need to manipulate to solve your way out of trouble, alone or with friends.

Valiant Next Tuesday: DIVINITY #1 Returns to Earth with Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in February!

First Look: DIVINITY #1 Returns to Earth with Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in February!

unnamedValiant is proud to present your first look inside DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the new, prestige format VALIANT NEXT limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANTMind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis)! On February 11th, don’t miss the first appearance of Valiant’s first major new character as DIVINITY descends on planet Earth!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity – one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist.

How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins? Find out here as Valiant superstars Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine deliver a shocking vision of 21st century science fiction in DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the next epic series from the VALIANT NEXT initiative in stores February 11th!

Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) on December 10th, don’t miss each exciting title from VALIANT NEXT – a brand new wave of ongoing series and prestige format projects from some of the premier creative talents in comics today. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) by superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera in December, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015:

  • IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
  • DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
  • IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
  • NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
  • BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

Following the critically acclaimed, smash-hit success of VALIANT FIRST in 2014, VALIANT NEXT will present six new starting points perfect for readers new and old. Featuring an exciting selection of new series starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters, VALIANT NEXT is the NEXT epic evolution of Valiant’s best-selling, fan-favorite publishing line.

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

 

DIVINITY #1 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Valiant Next Variant by BUTCH GUICE & TOM MULLER
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
Artist Variant by LEWIS LAROSA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | PRESTIGE FORMAT | On sale FEBRUARY 11 (FOC – 1/19/15)

DIVINITY #1 – Cover A by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

DIVINITY #1 – Cover A by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

DIVINITY #1 – Cover B by Tom Muller

DIVINITY #1 – Cover B by Tom Muller

DIVINITY #1 – Character Design Variant by Lewis LaRosa

DIVINITY #1 – Character Design Variant by Lewis LaRosa

DIVINITY #1 – Artist Variant by Lewis LaRosa

DIVINITY #1 – Artist Variant by Lewis LaRosa

DIVINITY #1 – Pencils by Trevor Hairsine

DIVINITY #1 – Pencils by Trevor Hairsine

DIVINITY #1 – Pencils by Trevor Hairsine

DIVINITY #1 – Pencils by Trevor Hairsine

DIVINITY #1 – Pencils by Trevor Hairsine

DIVINITY #1 – Pencils by Trevor Hairsine

DIVINITY #1 – Pencils by Trevor Hairsine

DIVINITY #1 – Pencils by Trevor Hairsine

DIVINITY #1 – Pencils by Trevor Hairsine

DIVINITY #1 – Pencils by Trevor Hairsine

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Image Comics: SECRET IDENTITIES Series Unmasked!

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An all-new superhero series by Faerber and Joines takes flight

unnamedFan favorite writers Brian Joines (KRAMPUS!, Noble Causes) and Jay Faerber (COPPERHEAD, GRAVEYARD SHIFT) team up with artists Ilias Kyriazis (Blood Opera, Manifesto) and Charlie Kirchoff (Doctor Who) to introduce readers to their new favorite supergroup, The Front Line, in SECRET IDENTITIES—coming from Image Comics this February.

In SECRET IDENTITIES #1, the supergroup known as The Front Line has just invited the new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don’t know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line has LOTS of secrets…

Brian and I have been friends for a long time, and one of our common interests is super-heroes,said Faerber.So it only made sense that our first writing collaboration would be on a project like this. And Ilias’ art is explodes off the page, mixing a classic super-hero style with an alternative sensibility.

It’s great to be dipping my toe into super-hero waters,added Joines.And to be doing it with someone with a track record like Jay is a true thrill. On top of that, watching Ilias bring these characters, some of whom have been warming the bench in my head for a very long time, to life with such vibrant style and energy… absolutely amazing.” 

“AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed” PS4 Launch Date Confirmed

Tongue-in-Cheek Vampire Beat-‘em-up to Launch for PlayStation 4 on November 25, 2014

unnamedNovember 5, 2014 – The outrageous action RPG title, AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, will be launching for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system onNovember 25, 2014, just in time for the holidays. This PS4™ system version introduces a wealth of new features, including a “Toybox Mode” that allows players to begin the game with one of every item, a “Visual Editor” that grants the freedom to change virtually every aspect of the game’s graphical presentation, interactive livestreaming capabilities and more. The company has released a brand new trailer showcasing some of these next-generation features.

In AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, the player must repel a brooding malevolence that has fallen over Tokyo’s popular Akihabara electronics district (Akiba for short). Akiba has been invaded by creatures known as “Synthisters,” who prey on its anime- and game-obsessed patrons like vampires, but feast on their social energy and will to live rather than their blood. Only direct exposure to sunlight can stop this menace.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector’s Edition Announced!

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LOS ANGELES (Nov. 5, 2014) – Created for every Disney and Square Enix fan, SQUARE ENIX, Inc. today announced a glorious Collector’s Edition for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX. Those who purchase the Collector’s Edition will receive both the original 1.5 and new 2.5 ReMIX game discs, and can also enjoy a variety of premium items.

The Collector’s Edition will include the following:

· Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Game Discs

· Collector’s Steelbook Case – The steelbook case contains both KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX discs and features premium artwork from the series Director, Tetsuya Nomura.

· Collector’s Edition Box
· Shadow Heartless Plush Toy – 9.4 inch tall plush of the classic KINGDOM HEARTS foe

· Exclusive Official Disney Collectible Pin- Features Sora and Mickey Mouse back to back, with the iconic keyblade with Mickey dangler. Made out of a soft enamel coating on metal, this pin’s height stretches out to 1.68 inches.

· 30-Page Art Book and Dust Jacket – This art book includes an exclusive foreword and a sketch from Nomura, along with art from the series.

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KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX will be available for North America on December 2, 2014 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and will be priced at $39.99. Limited quantities of the Collector’s Edition will be sold exclusively through the KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Official Site for $99.99. Players can also pre-order the Standard Edition of the game at participating retailers to receive a complimentary upgrade to the Limited Edition, which includes the exclusive official Disney collectible pin (while supplies last).