New Star Wars Trailer on Friday: Where to Watch It in Theaters

Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens in Star Wars Episode 7 on December 18, 2015. Apparently 88 seconds of official movie footage from the new Star Wars will awaken this Friday. Disney and LucasFilm today announced a new Star Wars trailer will hit a select number of theaters the day after Thanksgiving. The new Star Wars trailer will show 88 seconds of pure, unadulterated, Star Wars Episode 7 - The Force Awakens footage. For fans of the new Star Wars movie being directed by JJ Abrams, that's 88 seconds of bliss. For less-hardcore … [Read more...]

Watch the Jurassic World Trailer, Official Video Leaked Two Days Early

Jurassic World

Originally movie fans thought they'd watch the Jurassic World trailer debut on or around Thanksgiving. Turns out Universal had other plans. The movie studio today "leaked" its own Jurassic World trailer two days early, giving fans worldwide a chance to watch the Jurassic World trailer online right now. It's surprising to see just how many clips Universal shared of the next Jurassic Park movie in this new trailer. Truth be told, I wasn't expecting much more than a little teaser with some stomp-induced concentric … [Read more...]

Sony PlayStation Vue Cloud TV Service Looks to Kill Cable

PlayStation 3 PS3

Sony this week took the wraps off a new PlayStation Vue cloud TV service that is scheduled to rollout in the first quarter of 2015. A PlayStation Vue beta will begin this month for select PS4 and PS3 owners, letting console owners be the first ones to determine whether the new Sony PlayStation Vue cloud TV service will be a cable TV killer. Sony is clearly going after cable TV and satellite TV providers with PlayStation Vue. Final pricing and package details will be unveiled sometime in Q1 2015, but the company's … [Read more...]

Sony PS4 Outsells Xbox One Yet Again in October

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It shouldn't surprise anyone that sales data for October from NPD Group indicates the Sony PS4 outsells Xbox One yet again. The sales results mark the 12th straight month the PS4 vs Xbox One sales battle has been completely one-sided. Though Microsoft's Xbox One sales have outpaced PS4 sales for the past two weeks, Sony's PS4 outsold the Xbox One in October during a month NPD said "was essentially flat" year over year. The NPD data was specifically for the United States. "These consoles have had a great start, … [Read more...]

Xbox One Sales Have Outpaced PS4 Sales Since the Xbox One Price Drop

Xbox One

Microsoft has said Xbox One sales have outpaced PS4 sales since the company dropped the console's price on Nov. 2. The Xbox One price drop reduced the console's price by $50 and brought down the pricing for all Xbox One bundles by $50 as well. Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft's Corporate VP of Devices and Studios, announced that "Xbox One sales in the U.S. have more than tripled" compared to the previous week before the console had gotten its $50 holiday discount. Mehdi also said Xbox One sales have outpaced PS4 sales during … [Read more...]

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition Review

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition

With all due respect to the decades-old Star Wars and Indiana Jones, the Lord of the Rings series represents the best franchise entertainment Hollywood can provide. Set to conclude its second trilogy in just over a month, the franchise's latest Blu-ray entry is The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition, a must-own set for fans of The Hobbit films. Not only is it a great product, as we'll spell out in this The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition review, but it's also a perfect primer for December's … [Read more...]

Skylanders Trap Team Review

Skylanders Trap Team screen

My kids and I have adored the Skylanders franchise since it first launched, as have millions of other families. Swap Force was a wild hit in our house, so Skylanders Trap Team was atop the kids' must-play list. I purposefully held this Skylanders Trap Team review to give the kids ample time to play the game and provide their impressions too. After all, Skylanders Trap Team, like all of the games in the series, is fun for parents but will really take off or flop based on the kids' experience. As a parent, I look for a … [Read more...]

ASTRO Gaming Releases Special Halo Edition A50 Wireless Headset

Xbox One Halo A50 Wireless Headset

Sometimes video game tie-ins make no sense. That is anything but true with ASTRO Gaming's new special Halo Edition A50 wireless headset for Xbox One. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming next week (we'll post our review shortly), and this wireless headset is the perfect complement to those late-night Slayer matches on your horizon. ASTRO Gaming has released a few wireless headsets for Xbox One and PS4, including the A50 just a few weeks ago. This new Halo edition of the A50 looks like a great addition to the … [Read more...]

PS4 vs Xbox One: Sony’s in Trouble, Not Microsoft

PS4 vs. Xbox One

It's time for video game fanboys to stop pretending to be business people. For the past year of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One's commercial existence, die-hard fans of both consoles have engaged in an endless, tireless and frankly meaningless argument about everything related to "PS4 vs. Xbox One." The latest volley says Microsoft's Xbox One is a lost cause. That's an asinine argument. Sony's in trouble, not Microsoft. It's a fool's errand to say Sony doesn't have the upper hand at this point in time. The company has … [Read more...]

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Free DLC: 16 Add-Ons for Everyone

The Witcher 3 screenshot

It's not unheard of to get an occasional game update, but free DLC? That's the plan from CD Projekt Red. In fact, not only is The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt free DLC in the cards, but the developer plans to release 16 pieces of add-on content completely free to any PS4, Xbox One or PC gamer who buys the game. The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt free DLC program will be available for every gamer who owns a copy of Wild Hunt. The free content also applies to all versions of the game: digital or physical, standard or Collector’s … [Read more...]