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‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ To Be Released On November 4th!

‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ To Be Released On November 4th!

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty® is returning to its roots for a classic, epic battle of two armies unlike anything seen before in the record-setting series. Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare will launch worldwide Friday, November 4, immersing players in a war story that, for the first time in franchise history, extends beyond the reaches of Earth into the vast expanse of our solar system.

Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and led by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also be available as the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, which includes the return of the full campaign and 10 multiplayer maps from the famed Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®, released in high-definition brilliance as Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Remastered*.

Infinite Warfare and the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, featuring Modern Warfare® Remastered,will be available for PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.

“This year, we’re both honoring the heritage of Call of Duty while taking players to incredible new heights,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a bold, new vision from the studio that created the original Call of Duty and Modern Warfare, and an adventure on an insanely epic scale that only Call of Duty could deliver. And Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is one of the most beloved games of all-time, reborn for a new generation. We have lovingly remastered it with a whole new level of graphical fidelity and realism that wasn’t possible when the original was released. It’s going to be a great year for Call of Duty players.”

“With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we are taking Call of Duty to places fans have never experienced in the series,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “On one hand, this game is the kind of gritty, boots on the ground, visceral war story that Call of Duty is known for. On the other, its future setting takes players on a journey of epic scale and proportions, providing incredible gameplay innovations and new experiences for our fans. This is a grand scale, old-school, all-out war in an epic new-school setting. And it’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun.”

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare puts storytelling front and center in a rich, immersive narrative. Infinity Ward breaks new ground by exploring the weight of leadership and its responsibilities. In a desperate time of overwhelming adversity, the player, as Captain of their own warship, must take command against a relentless enemy. Experienced soldiers are thrust into extraordinary circumstances that will test their training and reveal their true character as they learn to lead and to make the hard decisions necessary to achieve victory. The game also introduces stunning, never before seen environments, new weaponry, and inventive player abilities to Call of Duty. The entire campaign – from boots-on-ground combat to piloting high speed space-fighters – occurs as a near seamless experience with few visible loading times, and delivers the hallmark, blockbuster franchise moments that fans love.

For online action, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare promises to strike with maximum impact in a world where every second counts as it delivers the future of warfare. The game’s Multiplayer mode features an evolution of Call of Duty‘s movement system with an emphasis on front-line engagement. Additionally, Infinite Warfarewill introduce an original cooperative Zombies mode that takes players on a wild ride through a new storyline with unique gameplay features and mechanics. More details about multiplayer and the new zombies experience will be announced at a later date.

One of the most critically acclaimed titles in the series, inspired by overwhelming community interest, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is being remastered for current generation consoles. Executive produced by Infinity Ward and developed by Raven Software, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* puts players into a modern-day action-thriller filled with the heart-stopping moments that made it one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all-time.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered boasts vibrant current generation visuals, with fully improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio, stunning sound, and much more. Fans will relive the full, iconic campaign as they’re transported around the globe with Capt. Price, Gaz and Soap across all the missions from the original game, including “All Ghillied Up,” “Charlie Don’t Surf,” and “Crew Expendable.” Players will also experience the online multiplayer mode that redefined Call of Duty by introducing killstreaks, XP, Prestige and more, and battle head-to-head in 10 fan-favorite maps from the original multiplayer mode, including classics such as “Crash,” “Backlot” and “Crossfire.”

“The original Modern Warfare raised the bar on video games and forever will be remembered as one of the best. It’s an honor to be developing the remaster and we are committed to faithfully remastering this classic for Call of Duty fans,” stated Brian Raffel, studio head of Raven Software.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* is included with the following editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

  • Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition – Includes both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, SRP $79.99.
  • Digital Deluxe Edition – Includes Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareCall of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Season Pass, SRP $99.99.
  • Legacy Pro Edition – Includes Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareCall of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Season Pass, collectible Steelbook, official game soundtrack and additional digital items, SRP $119.99.

*Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Editions.

*Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered contains only 10 MP maps from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game.  Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download.  Internet connection required.  For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/MWR_FAQ.

For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.comwww.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty and @InfinityWard on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is scheduled for release on PlayStation® 4 system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.  The title is not yet rated.

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IRON MAIDEN Release Epic Retro-Gaming Themed Video For “Speed of Light”

IRON MAIDEN Release Epic Retro-Gaming Themed Video For “Speed of Light”

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Iron Maiden – ‘The Book of Souls’

Heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have just premiered the video for “Speed Of Light” on their website www.ironmaiden.com. Written by guitarist Adrian Smith and vocalist Bruce Dickinson, “Speed of Light” is taken from their new double album The Book Of Souls due for global release on September 4, 2015 through BMG in the U.S.A. (Parlophone Records rest of world). The video will be available for streaming free on both www.ironmaiden.com and the band’s YouTube channel. Maiden fans can download the “Speed Of Light” song when pre-ordering The Book Of Souls on iTunes. It can also be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music.

The video was produced and directed by Llexi Leon with animation and visual effects by The Brewery Production Company. A huge Iron Maiden fan, this is Llexi Leon’s first music video. Creator of the cult comic book series Eternal Descent – an IP that digitally animated a cast list of metal & hard rock luminaries, Leon has further expanded into the video gaming industry. He chose to collaborate with The Brewery who’s previous film credits include 2010’s punk-rock inspired Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll with Andy Serkis, 2012’s music festival themed Spike Island with Emilia Clarke & more recently were providing VFX for the Sky Atlantic biopic on Ian Fleming.

The video is a ‘homage’ to four decades of video gaming juxta-posed alongside Iron Maiden’s 40 years of incredible visual canon centering on their talisman, Eddie as he travels through space & time to complete his Herculean task.

The Book Of Souls is IRON MAIDEN’s 16th studio album and was recorded in Guillame Tell Studios in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley.

Pre-order Here:

2CD Limited Deluxe Hardbound Book Edition, Double CD &Triple Heavy Weight Black Vinyl LP: http://www.ironmaiden.com/thebookofsouls/

Best Buy exclusive “Speed Of Light” CD single + T-shirt box: http://smarturl.it/IronMaidenBestBuy

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CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III – Beta Details Announced!

CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III – Beta Details Announced!

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The start of the highly-anticipated Call of Duty®: Black Ops III multiplayer beta is quickly approaching. Fans can gear up to head into battle starting next week on PS4, Treyarch and Activision will release new information regarding the content that will be available in the beta, including maps, modes, Specialists and more.

For a detailed breakdown, please visit https://community.treyarch.com later today. You can check out today’s teaser trailer below along with two screenshots.

The beta will begin on August 19 for PlayStation 4 owners and on August 26 for Xbox One and PC owners. Look for more information to be released throughout this week.

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WWE® 2K16: Arnold Schwarzenegger Announced As Pre-Order Exclusive

WWE® 2K16: Arnold Schwarzenegger Announced As Pre-Order Exclusive

wwe_2k16_cover2K today announced the debut of 2015 WWE Hall of Fame inductee and global action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger in WWE® 2K16, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE franchise. Best known for his acting, bodybuilding and political endeavors, Schwarzenegger, a longtime WWE fan and WWE Hall of Famer, will expand his relationship with WWE through WWE 2K16 with two playable characters – T-800 from The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day films. The playable characters will be available for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for thePlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360. WWE 2K16 is scheduled for release on October 27, 2015 in North America and October 30, 2015 internationally.

“I’ve achieved many things in my life, but I’ve always said success means staying hungry and pushing the limits,” said Schwarzenegger. “I was honored to join the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year, and now I’ll continue my WWE legacy with one of my biggest film roles immortalized in WWE 2K16. Match the Terminator against Stone Cold Steve Austin®, Seth Rollins® or Daniel Bryan®, and there’s only one possible outcome: Hasta la vista, baby!”

From early childhood in his native Austria to today, Schwarzenegger represents the ultimate renaissance man, taking risks and defying odds through career accomplishments in bodybuilding, acting, politics and more. He won his first of four Mr. Universe titles at the age of 20, earned seven Mr. Olympia titles and since 1989 has hosted worldwide fitness expositions through the Arnold Sports Festival. Schwarzenegger is a fixture in numerous blockbuster action films, including Conan the Barbarian,T he TerminatorPredator, Total Recall, Terminator 2: Judgment DayTheExpendables franchise and his most recent release, Terminator Genisys, as well as for his roles in pop-culture favorites Kindergarten Cop and Twins. In addition, Schwarzenegger transcended from Hollywood to the state capitol, serving two consecutive terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2010.

“Arnold Schwarzenegger is a living legend with universal appeal, a perseverance for greatness and a strong relationship with WWE, including his recent Hall of Fame induction, all of which make him an incredible fit for WWE 2K16,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “He’s a force to be reckoned with and defines what it means to raise some hell. Through his WWE 2K16 pre-order inclusion, fans simply can’t beat the opportunity to play as the Terminator in a WWE ring.”

To see the WWE 2K16 pre-order promotional campaign featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, check out the video below.

Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K16 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K16 is currently scheduled for release on PS4™, PS3™, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 27, 2015 in North America and October 30, 2015 internationally.

For more information on WWE 2K16 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com.

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Telltale Games and Skybound Announce ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-Series’

Telltale Games and Skybound Announce ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-Series’

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Announced this morning at E3 in Los Angeles, today Telltale Games and Skybound have revealed the next installment for The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series. Slated to premiere later this fall, fans can start to get excited about The Walking Dead: Michonne.

The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-Series stars the iconic character from the comic book series haunted by her past and coping with unimaginable loss and regret. The story explores her untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139. Through this Telltale Games mini-series of 3 episodes, players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back.

You can expect to see the premiere this fall on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and compatible iOS and Android-based devices. You’ll need at least the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two in order to play The Walking Dead: Michonne, but we’ll have more info on that for you closer to the premiere date.

So why did we choose Michonne for Telltale’s first-ever mini-series? Robert Kirkman and Telltale’s own Kevin Bruner can tell you more…

“In many ways, Michonne herself is a reflection of the world of The Walking Dead. She is brutal and cold on the outside, but deep beneath what is broken, she remains hopeful, trying to claw her way out of the darkness that surrounds her,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. “In our effort to bring the world of the comic and the world of the Telltale series closer together, there is no greater character than Michonne to help bridge that gap.”

“Michonne’s complexity and range make her an ideal lead for the compelling interactive drama fans have come to expect from Telltale,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “With this mini-series, players will experience Michonne’s challenges first-hand, and the choices they make will shape her journey. We’re incredibly honored by Robert for the opportunity to share this untold story in The Walking Dead universe.”

Stay tuned to Telltale Games on TwitterFacebook, and on their blog for the latest updates.

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Call of Duty®: Black Ops III To Hit Stores On November 6th!

Call of Duty®: Black Ops III To Hit Stores On November 6th!

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Mark your calendars for the return of the most played series in Call of Duty® history, because Black Ops is back!  Call of Duty®: Black Ops III will arrive Friday, November 6, to take fans on a journey to the dark, twisted and gritty world of Black Ops with a true next generation experience that redefines Call of Duty.  Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and developed by award-winning developer Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops III delivers a campaign that can be played as a full single player game or co-op online with up to four players, the deepest, most rewarding multiplayer ever offered in Call of Duty, and, a mind blowing Call of Duty Zombies experience that, for the first time, features its own XP progression system.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III is in development for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC.
Activision and Treyarch also announced for the first time on Call of Duty next gen – a multiplayer Beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III.  Fans who pre-order the game now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC will get access to the Beta*, details for which will be announced at a later date.
“Nearly 100 million people have played Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, making it the most-played series in Call of Duty history. And those fans are about to get the best Black Ops game we’ve made yet with Call of Duty: Black Ops III.” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision. “This is Treyarch’s first three year development and man, have they made the most of it; with a ton of innovation across all modes of play, and of course a mind bending, wild ride of a story, Black Ops style. Our fans will get a taste for themselves with a Beta later this year. But for now, Black Ops is back.”
The Black Ops series is the most played in Call of Duty history with nearly 100 million registered players having played Call of Duty®: Black Ops and Call of Duty®: Black Ops II combined.  For award-winning studio, Treyarch, this marks the first time with three-years for development, which has been fully leveraged to bring the Black Ops series to next gen with Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
Black Ops III is without a doubt, the most ambitious project ever in the history of our studio. Since the launch of Black Ops II, we have been pushing ourselves to develop the best Call of Duty game we can for the millions of fans that continue to play our games, even to this day,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch.  “We’ve been taking advantage of the three year development cycle by pushing our game design forward in every way imaginable, crafting all-new experiences, mechanics, systems and characters, all in the deepest Call of Duty that we’ve ever made. This really is like getting three games in one.”
The Call of Duty: Black Ops III campaign deploys players into a future world, where bio-technology coupled with cybernetic enhancements has given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier.  Through Direct Neural Interface (DNI) technology, players are now connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle.  In a world more divided than ever, this elite squad consists of men and women who have enhanced their combat capabilities to fight faster, stronger, and smarter.
The most engaging and rewarding multiplayer offering to date debuts a new momentum-based, chained-movement system that allows players to move fluidly through custom-built environments with finesse, all while maintaining complete control over their weapon at all times.Treyarch also introduces its new Specialist system, which lets players choose and rank up nine elite Black Ops soldiers, each with their own look, personality, voice and battle-hardened weapons and abilities, fundamentally changing the way players engage in combat.  Multiplayer is rounded out with an all-new weapon customization system that give players more powerful tools than ever to build and personalize that perfect weapon.  Additional details about multiplayer will be announced at a later date.
No Treyarch title would be complete without its signature Zombies, rounding out the offering.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III delivers a completely unique Zombies experience and is the most immersive and ambitious Zombies to date, complete with a new XP progression for players, adding unprecedented levels of depth and re-playability.
Call of Duty is an entertainment juggernaut that continues to reinvent itself year after year with new storylines and exciting features,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising, GameStop. “We’ve been able to get an early look at Call of Duty: Black Ops III and are extremely impressed with what we’ve seen, and expect it to be a huge hit yet again.”
The Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer Beta* will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 system and PC.  Actual platform availability and launch date(s) to be determined.  See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details and redemption instructions.  After redeeming a Beta Access code, stay tuned for more detail on how and when players can access the Beta. Limited time only, while Beta codes last, at participating retailers.  Internet connection is required.
For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.comwww.youtube.com/callofdutyor follow @Treyarch and @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III is not yet rated.
*To access multiplayer on Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required; on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Plus (sold separately) required.

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Activision To Unleash Guitar Hero® Live In Fall of 2015!

Activision To Unleash Guitar Hero® Live In Fall of 2015!

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Guitar Hero, the pop culture phenomenon that exploded onto the scene and brought a new way to interact with music, is back, with true, breakthrough innovation that will re-ignite your dreams of becoming a rock star. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. today announced Guitar Hero Live, introducing a brand new generation to Guitar Hero, which upon its release became the quickest console franchise in video game history to reach one billion dollars in sales in North America and Europe, and was played by over 40 million players. Developed by FreeStyleGames, the studio behind the critically-acclaimed DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero Live introduces two powerful ways to play, including GH Live, a first-person point of view where you are up on stage as the star of the show. A quantum leap forward in immersion and realism, GH Live is a live-action experience that delivers the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage and performing in a real band, in front of real crowds, who dynamically react in real-time to how well or poorly you play. As the lead guitarist, you play an array of songs that span the changing musical landscape, in a variety of venues, from the smallest club stage in front of a hundred people, to the massive main stage of an outdoor festival in front of a hundred thousand people.

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Guitar Hero Live also introduces GHTV, the world’s first playable live music video network. GHTV is a 24-hour mode that lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos – across a wide variety of genres – from the newest releases to favorite hits. Fans can pick from multiple channels and themed shows, discovering new songs as they play, and can also choose songs to play on-demand. In GHTV, fans can also play with their friends in the same room and against players from around the world to see who has the highest score on a given song, while completing challenges along the way. GHTV is a living, breathing platform that serves as an ever-growing source for new music discovery while further bringing the party atmosphere back to the living room.

The breakthrough innovations in Guitar Hero Live also extend to mobile. Both GH Live and GHTV arefully playable both on consoles as well as tablets and mobile phones. More exciting details will be announced in the near future.

“Guitar Hero is a franchise that so many people love. Figuring out how to bring it back with true breakthrough innovation has been years in the making, and a labor of love,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “Guitar Hero Live lets people rock real crowds with real reactions. Our goal was literally to give people stage fright. And with GHTV, we have created the world’s first live, playable music video network. All of it is playable on consoles, or mobile devices. Guitar Hero is back and better than ever.”

Guitar Hero Live enhances the gameplay experience by introducing a modern, redesigned guitar controller, featuring two rows of three buttons that better reflects the way people naturally play. The new format ensures fun for players of all abilities. For beginners, you can feel like a rock star by mastering play with just the bottom three buttons. Medium-level players don’t have to stretch their fingers down the neck of the guitar controller anymore and can instead skillfully play two-row combinations that mimic real chords. Experienced players have a new challenge in creating complex chord-like shapes and finger combinations that will bring new thrills to veterans. This simple innovation makes it easier for beginners to play and harder for veterans to master.

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Music variety is at the heart of the game. Guitar Hero Live takes the approach of the modern music festival, with rock, folk, EDM, hip-hop, country and pop acts sharing the same stage. The game will feature hundreds of playable songs from a diverse array of artists, including The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Gary Clark, Jr., Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The War on Drugs, The Killers, Skrillex, The Rolling Stones, The Lumineers, Carrie Underwood, Pierce the Veil and Blitz Kids, with many more bands to be announced in the coming months.

“We are pleased to support the launch of Guitar Hero Live, building on one of the most successful music video-game franchises of all time, and providing our artists with a fun and interactive experience for their fans,” said Bruce Resnikoff, President of Universal Music Enterprises.

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance are joining Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg and Jamie Jackson, Creative Director and Co-Head of FreeStyleGames, on-stage at the Best Buy Theatre on April 14th to showcase their songs featured in Guitar Hero Live and celebrate the reveal of the game.

“Guitar Hero changed the game – literally,” said Chris Koller, Vice President of Gaming for Best Buy. “And we are excited to bring Guitar Hero Live to consumers on April 18th at Best Buy stores in New York City and Torrance, California, where fans will be able to play the new game for the first time in North America.”

Eager fans can test out their skills at the following Best Buy locations:

April 14, 2015: Best Buy Theatre, New York City, 6pm – 9pm

April 18, 2015: Best Buy Store, Union Square, New York City, 1pm – 5pm

April 18, 2015: Best Buy Store, Torrance, CA, 1pm – 5pm

Guitar Hero Live will be available Fall 2015 on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U™ console and select mobile devices to be announced soon.

Starting today, fans can begin pre-ordering their copy of Guitar Hero Live at select retailers worldwide.

For more information, please visit:

www.guitarhero.com
www.facebook.com/GuitarHero
www.youtube.com/guitarhero
www.twitter.com/guitarhero
www.instagram/guitarhero

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Official ‘Friday The 13th’ Video Game Featuring Iconic Slasher Jason Voorhees Now In Development

Official ‘Friday The 13th’ Video Game Featuring Iconic Slasher Jason Voorhees Now In Development

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Exciting news broke today for horror fans as EGM Now has revealed that a brand new (and shockingly long overdue) ‘Friday the 13th’ video game is in development.

EGM reports:

Currently in development, Friday the 13th will reportedly be an asymmetrical, co-operative and competitive multiplayer predator/prey horror experience that pits a small group of resourceful survivors against a single player in control of the immortal, relentless slasher icon.

This will be the first official Friday the 13th licensed game to feature the hockey mask–wearing, machete-wielding psychopath since players last faced off against the infamous Jason on the NES back in 1989.

The new game, tentatively titled Friday the 13th, is in development for multiple platforms for an October 2015 release. 

More details to come as the story develops!

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Check Out The Live Action For ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’

Check Out The Live Action For ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’

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Suit up and unleash the raw power of the advanced soldier in the live action trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.  Directed by Peter Berg and starring Taylor Kitsch and Emily Ratajkowski, fight your way through a series of enemy forces and discover new movements, capabilities and weaponry along the way in this heart-racing journey through 2059 Lagos.

We have the official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Live Action Trailer, entitled “Discover Your Power,” available to view below.

Special Early Access Day Zero Edition available to fans worldwide November 3.

Pre-order the Day Zero Edition now:

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Mastering The Game: Barry Floyd On ‘The Game’ And His Upcoming Projects!

Mastering The Game: Barry Floyd On ‘The Game’ And His Upcoming Projects!

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Fans of BET’s breakaway hit, “The Game,” will instantly recognize Barry Floyd from his role as Tee Tee. The series, a hit with critics and fans alike, is about to launch into it’s seventh season on March 4th — which is no small feat in the world of television. Early on in the series, Floyd was originally only set to appear in a few episodes of the show, but his character was so well received that he was added on as a series regular. This dynamic young actor cut his teeth on the series and has been able to flex both his comedic and dramatic might in the process. Known for his work ethic and fearlessness in front of the camera, he has established himself as a talent on the rise in Hollywood and leaves himself poised become a breakout star in 2014. 

Last season on ‘The Game,’ fans of the show saw Floyd’s character “Tee Tee” Carter transition from being a sidekick to Malik Wright (Hosea Chanchez) to becoming more involved in his own Cluck Truck business. This season, fans will get to see Tee Tee in an even more dramatic light as things take a turn for the worse. 

Always showcasing his versatility, Floyd is also a lead-writer and director of the online sketch comedy series and has several other exciting projects in various stages of development. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Barry Floyd to discuss his unique journey into the entertainment industry, the challenges her has faced along the way, his evolution as an actor, upcoming projects and much more!

On The Rise: Barry Floyd

On The Rise: Barry Floyd

From what I understand, you didn’t break into the world of acting in the traditional manner. What can you tell us about how you got your start?

I wanted to screenwriter and I went to Temple University to pursue a degree. Then I moved out here and took a production assistant, which is kind of an entry level job out here. You don’t get paid a lot but they are plentiful and you do it to learn and work your way up. I was a production assistant on a show called “Girlfriends.” Basically, I had to stand in for another actor who wasn’t there. I took it pretty seriously when they asked me to stand in. They thought I was funny and after the rehearsal, they asked me if I wanted to audition for a part on another show called “The Game,” which I am on now! That was seven years ago!

How do you cite as some of you biggest personal influences? Who do you find inspiring?

From an acting standpoint, once I decided I wanted to act, I started looking at other actors and my favorite actor and biggest inspiration is Samuel L. Jackson. I say that because he works all the time and he works consistently. If you go and look at his IMDB page, you will see he has been in the game for a very long time. His career started out kind of slow and you might see him have one or two projects a year in the beginning but as time goes on, the numbers kept going up and up until he finally caught his break and became the Sam Jackson we know today! Long story short, I would love for my career to mirror his. I don’t necessarily need to be a household name, I just want to work consistently and be able to put food on the table!

You mentioned your role on “The Game.” For those who haven’t caught up with the series previously or are discovering it for the first time, what can tell us about the character and the experience of being a part of that world has affected you?

Season Seven Premieres March 4th!

Season Seven Premieres March 4th!

If you haven’t seen the first three seasons of “The Game,” I would encourage you to go on Netflix and check them out! We get a little bit of money from that! [laughs] The show is about a football team and the trials and tribulations they go through on and off of the field. My character is named Tee Tee and he is best friends with the quarterback, who is named Malik Wright. The interesting thing about Tee Tee’s character, as opposed to everyone else, is that everyone else is a football player, an agent or a sportsperson in some way. Tee Tee is just a regular guy who is along for the ride. He started out as a comic-relief, side-kick type character but over the years he has grown and turned into a business man. He owns his own business called “The Cluck Truck,” which is a lunch truck that sells chicken. His journey is interesting because he started from the bottom around all these larger-than-life-people and now he has made his own way and made his own mark with the faction. It has very much mirrored my career as an actor. When I started out, I was a guy who, quite frankly, got lucky. I was in the right place at the right time. I was offered the opportunity to audition for a part that I was fortunate enough to get. When I started out, I knew nothing about acting but I was surrounded by all of these big names like Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tia Mowry, just to name a few. They are established actors and those where people I looked up to. Over the years, I was able to grow and have established myself as well. Instead of someone who is just lucky to be here, I am a veteran in the game. I have been acting for seven years and I feel I have definitely earned my spot.

Do you feel that glimpses of your own personality shine through in this character?

I definitely do. I would say that about any role with any actor. You bring a little bit of yourself to every role. In the case of Tee Tee, I am a sarcastic guy who is always joking around. I provide that comic relief role in a group of friends. I am also a little guy, I am only 5′ 7″, so growing up I was always the smaller guy in the group who was always joking around and stuff. I mirror Tee Tee in that way but there are other ways we are completely different. Where Tee Tee takes a lot of mess from people, especially Malik, I don’t think I could see myself taking that. But to answer the question, yes, there are parts of myself in Tee Tee.

Barry Floyd

Barry Floyd

You are seven scenes deep in “The Game.” Without giving too much away, what can we expect from the show this season?

This season Tee Tee gets into some financial trouble with his business, which is interesting. I am excited about it because so far Tee Tee has been a character that everybody likes, so nothing really bad or tragic has happened to him up until this point. I am really excited to have an opportunity to explore the dramatic side of the character this season. You see him go through a lot and see him at his lowest point, one lower than ever before. Instead of being happy-go-lucky and joking all of the time, I get to flex my dramatic muscles as an actor. It is an exciting opportunity to let all of the casting agents out there see I am more than a comedic actor and I am able to drama.

What have you learned from your time working alongside this very talented group of individuals?

I have learned from everyone just by observing. Pooch Hall, who is no longer with the show but over on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” really took me under his wing. He came into the industry in a similar fashion to me where he wasn’t really intending to be an actor but caught a lucky break. He got thrown into the mix without knowing too much about the business side of it. He really took me under his wing and coached me on the set a lot and schooled me on a lot of the business side, which I know absolutely nothing about. I probably would have figured it out eventually on my own but it was nice to have that extra support because I could have really been lost those first couple of years, so I was really grateful to him for helping me out.

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What do you feel your biggest evolution as an actor since those earlier years?

I have learned a lot about patience along the way. Because of the way I caught that extremely lucky break, I got really far in a very short amount of time. I was only in Los Angeles for three years before that happened to me. A lot of people have been here for a much longer stretch than that without catching any break at all and are still grinding and working really hard. For me, I had that initial success but then started to find out that if I really wanted to maintain and be in the business for a long time, it would take a whole lot of work. Lucky breaks like that are few and far between. My biggest evolution has been learning patience and learning to go into auditions and be rejected. Not everyone is going to love you all of the time and you aren’t going to book every role. I guess a lot of people don’t realize, and I certainly didn’t, that you audition way more than you work. It takes a whole lot of time to get to where you are a Sam Jackson, a Brad Pitt or a Will Smith, where people are picking up the phone and calling you. Even people who hit that stratosphere struggle sometimes with hot and cold periods in their careers. Just learning patience was the biggest evolution for me because when I first started out I was looking for work because I am a worker and have a strong work ethic. I was like “Where are these other roles? Why are they not coming in?” I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out what I had to do to keep working. At the end of the day, I figured out what I needed to do was to keep grinding and be patient, as well as to diversify. I couldn’t give up being a screenwriter. I am still writing my own projects. I bought into a production company, with a friend of mine, called Dumbbell Productions. Staying busy and being patient are the two biggest things I have learned over the past seven years.

You have so many irons on the fire. What can you tell us about those and what you are most excited about?

Barry Floyd

Barry Floyd

As I said, I just bought into Dumbbell Productions with my friend. I am on my way to meet with him for a development meeting. We are looking to break into the world of reality TV. We have a few relationships with Spike TV and Oxygen, so we have a couple of pitch. I also did a sketch comedy show called Purple Stuff TV on the internet a few years and I am getting back together with that group and we are doing a pilot. We want to do a guys version of the show “Girls” from HBO. Women have a great platform where there are a lot of shows where they get to be honest about what it is like to be a woman in the contemporary world. There isn’t really a show like that for men. The closest thing we had to that was “Entourage” but even then it was more of a fantasy than a really realistic look at what it is like to be a guy. We are coming from that perspective with this new pilot, so I am really excited about that!

I also have another going with a guy named Sebastian Burton, who is a professional gamer. Basically, he plays in video game tournaments for a living. He wanted to do a show about his life, so he reached out to me to write a pilot. That is in the works! I also had some guys down in Atlanta reach out to me to do a movie called “Brazilian Wavy.” You might remember Chris Rock doing a movie a few years ago called “Good Hair.” It is about the hair industry and all that goes into it. The hair industry in the black community is a big moneymaker. It is an interesting story, the journey of the hair, which sometimes gets smuggled in from other countries and the distribution process. These guys want to do a comedy based on that world. They reached out to me to play the lead in the film. It’s tentatively title is “Brazilian Way” and we are trying to work with the budget right now. If all goes well, we will start shooting that soon. I have a lot of prospective projects going on in the future. There is nothing definite yet but that is the nature of this business! You just have to keep working and keep yourself in the mix! You are going into it blind and never know if you are going to hit. You have to have faith in yourself and know that sooner or later things are going to come together for you!

Barry Floyd

Barry Floyd

That leads me to my next question. What is the best piece of advice you can pass along to young people who are looking to make their career in the entertainment industry?

You have to be patient, have determination and you can never give up because it is a long journey. Along the way you will catch breaks but in between those breaks, it can be a real grind. You have to be willing to work. It is just like anything else really, there is this perspective on Hollywood where it looks fun from the outside looking in and it is fun, There is a lot of earning potential but in order to get to that potential, you have to be willing to put in a whole lot of work and be willing to have a lot of downtime. You have to be willing to struggle and be Ok with it. You have to have faith that if something is not happening right now, it will happen eventually as long as you keep working and don’t give up.

When you aren’t working really hard on developing your career, what do you do with your downtime?

I like video games a lot, which is why I am working on that project with Sebastian. That is my idea of unwinding! I come home after a long day at work, sit on the couch and zone out for a couple of hours with a video game! Also, I don’t get to the movies as often as I would like too. That is interesting considering I work in this business! [laughs] I do like to go to the movies, which is always a treat when I get to go and check something out. The last thing I had a chance to see was “Her” with Joaquin Phoenix. I am interesting in seeing what kind of damages they do at the Oscars because it was such a great movie!

Where are the best places for people to catch up with you online and see all of the cool stuff you are a part of?

My Twitter is twitter.com/barry_floyd. I am on Instagram at instagram.com/barry_floyd. Lately, Instagram seems to be a lot more active than Twitter. I guess the kids are more into Instagram these days! Check out me out on Facebook as well, it’s my real name, Barry Floyd. Those are the social media outlets!

Anything you want to mention before I let you go?

Yeah. “The Game” Season 7 premieres on Tuesday, March 4th. I hope people enjoy it!

Absolutely! Thanks again for your time today, Barry! You certainly have a lot going on and we look forward to spreading the word!

Thanks a lot! I appreciate you time!

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