Mafia II is a third-person, sandbox shooter that provides a look into the dark and unforgiving world of the Mob. Expanding on the original hit, Mafia, that captivated more than 2 million gamers around the world, this new incarnation takes players even deeper into the Mafia with a mature and exciting experience that allows players to explore the gameworld as they wish and immerses them in it like never before. Features include complete gangster movie experience, a wide variety of combat—including vehicular—a mood setting soundtrack and much more.
Born the son of a poor immigrant, Vito is a beaten down Italian American who is trying to secure his piece of the American Dream. Looking to escape the life of poverty that consumed his childhood, Vito is soon swayed by the lure of power and wealth that a life of Organized Crime can bring. A petty criminal his whole life, Vito, along with his childhood friend, Joe, will descend into the world of organized crime. Together, they will work to prove themselves to the Mob as they try to make their names on the streets of a cold and unforgiving city.
Key Game Features
* Gangster-Movie Experience – Through strong, authentic characterization and compelling narrative, the mature storyline will make you understand the pull and impossible escape of life in the Mob.
* Action-Packed Gameplay – Take part in car-to-car gunfights, hand-to-hand combat and gunplay, forming an intense and exciting experience.
* All-New Engine Powers the Next Generation of Mob Video Games – 2K Czech’s next-generation engine, allows gamers to travel from outdoor environments to intricately designed interiors without the need for loading times.
* Authentic Script from the Writer of Mafia I – The writing team from Mafia I returns to deliver another powerhouse script that portrays a tale of survival, camaraderie and the pitfalls of pursuing the American Dream.
* Music as Environment – Players will be immersed in the Golden Era of America as Mafia II features tracks from some of the era’s most influential artists.
With My Fitness Coach: Dance Workout, enjoy complete and fun fitness workouts combining Fitness, Tonic Latin Dance, Boxing and Aerobic. Create your own workout program and challenge yourself or your friends with the balance board or the Wii remote to get the higher score.
Complete Cardio program including Latin dance Fitness and Cardio Boxing:
• 14 different choreographed dance routines using popular Latin dance styles such as Salsa, Samba, Rumba, Flamenco, Reggaeton and Meringue
• 9 different choreographed dance routines featuring boxing moves
8 Fun mini games targeting specific muscles: Rodeo, Karate, Sword Fighting, Marathon/Jogging, Jump Rope, Canoe, Boxing, Bull Dodging
A Personal Coach gives you personalised advice on your performance:
• Your coach motivates you and increases the intensity of your workout based on your performance. Your Coach follows your fitness calendar, calories burned and BMI.
• A multiplayer mode to enjoy your workouts with a friend!
Attractive in-game tracklist:
• Just Dance by Lady Gaga
• I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
• Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai
* The official Grease Game, licensed by Paramount Digital Entertainment
* Use microphones to sing along to 16 songs from the official movie
* Use the Wii Balance Board to dance to the Hand Jive or Steer Greased Lightning down Thunder Road
* Party play for up to 8 Grease fans!
* Included clips from the movie
* Play through your favourite Grease scenes in the chronological Story Mode
* Dip into Quick Play and Party Play to experience all your favourite Grease movie moments
* Grease is the WORD in party games
Join in the fun with Fireman Sam and friends exploring Pontypandy, packed full of entertaining games and activities including: Action Firefighters, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Penny’s Lifeboat Race, Patrol Sounds, Pontypandy Heroes, plus many more!
15 exciting games and activities
3 levels – easy, medium and hard to suit all ages
Medal reward system to keep young children motivated
Encourages the development of memory, logic and problem solving skills
Customisable and stackable 10-minute workout sessions allow you to tailor your own workout experience. From cardio to strength training. 10 Minute Solution is a total-body workout that delivers powerful results while being easy to fit into your schedule!
Season 5 is a pivotal one for the riveting Grey’s Anatomy. The doctors at Seattle Grace Hospital bloom and show new layers, the drama meets and exceeds that of previous seasons, and the show marks an important milestone–its 100th episode–with developments that, as with all the great Grey’s episodes, brim with belly laughs and moving tears.
The season gets off to a slow start, with perhaps a bit more relationship angst than even diehard fans would prefer. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek “McDreamy” (Patrick Dempsey) start out with the familiar push-pull of their love affair–but a resolution, at last, is in their future. Callie (the excellent, and newly glamorous, Sara Ramirez) wrestles with her sexual orientation. Cristina (Sandra Oh, never better) is still picking up the pieces from her ruined engagement to the departed Burke (Isaiah Washington). To help her, or maybe to throw her for another loop, the series introduces the gruff, macho military doc, Owen (one of TV’s sexiest hunks, Kevin McKidd).
Yet series creator and still active writer Shonda Rhimes unveils story arcs about midway through the season which have the surgeons’ operating room dramas intersecting with the characters’ private lives–with waves of heartbreaking results. Fans may take issue with “Dead Denny” (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his endless visitations–complete with sex–with Izzie (Katherine Heigl)–but as the season builds, Izzie’s mystery illness, and her deep love for Alex (Justin Chambers) are treated with delicacy and respect, and Denny’s character both reacts and ultimately supports. There’s a wedding–a fairy-tale one–celebrating the show’s 100th episode, and the love of the characters, and the pain they’ve overcome to get there–are equal parts of the very human, very lovely, result. The season finale is among the show’s best ever, with the fate of two beloved characters, George (T.R. Knight) and Izzie, left unknown and laden with sorrow. –A.T. Hurley
It’s Elena’s first day back at Mystic Falls High School since the tragic death of her parents. Along with her Aunt Jenna, Elena tries her best to look after her troubled younger brother, Jeremy, and salvage what family they have left. The first day is already shaping up to be a struggle for Elena until she meets the mysterious new kid at school, Stefan. Elena is touched that he can relate to what she’s going through. What Elena doesn’t know is that Stefan is a vampire, constantly resisting the urge to taste her blood. As their undeniable connection grows deeper, Stefan’s dangerous older brother, Damon, shows up to wreak havoc on the town of Mystic Falls – and claim Elena for himself.
The Vampire Diaries is based on the bestselling book series from Alloy Entertainment, which has recently been re-released and is enjoying time on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
Director Lasse Hallström and screenwriter Jamie Linden collaborate to adapt author Nicholas Sparks’ novel about a young soldier who falls for an idealistic college girl. Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried) was on spring break when she first met John Tyree (Channing Tatum), who was home on temporary leave. For the smitten soldier it was practically love at first sight. Over the course of the next seven years, when each deployment seemed more treacherous than the last, the love letters that Savannah sent to John were one of the only things that kept him going. However, those loving and heartfelt correspondences would ultimately yield consequences that neither the brave soldier nor his one true love could have ever foreseen.
Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into…a government job? By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as Postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may prove an impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, greedy Grand Trunk Clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical headman. But if the bold and undoable are what’s called for, Moist’s the man for the job–to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every being, human or otherwise, requires: hope.
Lavish television adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s hugely popular novel Going Postal, part of the Discworld series.
This special four disc set features all four seasons of Rosamunde Pilcher s drama: Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring, focusing on the Combes family and their magnificent country estate Endellion. Patriarch Alex reigns over the estate with a mildness that infuriates his eldest son Stephen, a high-powered financier, but perfectly suits his younger, more relaxed son Charles. After many years of unruffled tranquility, life at Endellion is about to enter a turbulent new phase with the return of Stephen s ex-wife, and division over her granddaughter Abby, whose mother had died never revealing the father s name. Scandal, vengeance, jealousy and desire rage as furiously as the sea in this powerful drama from bestselling author Rosamunde Pilcher.
It’s June 1982, and Israel is launching an invasion of Lebanon. Four men assigned to take part in the first strike are put on the same tank detail — Assi (Itay Tiran) is the commanding officer, Shmulik (Yoab Donat) is a gunner new to the outfit, Hertzel (Oshri Cohen) keeps the weapons loaded, and Yigal (Michael Moshonov) drives the machine. After being given their orders by Jamil (Zohar Strauss), the men set out towards the Lebanese border, recognizing little of what goes on outside beyond what can be seen through Yigal’s tiny window; they occasionally stop to help fellow Israelis hurt in battle, but for the most part, they roll relentlessly onward, occasionally arguing amongst themselves, until they arrive at their destination, a town already bombed into rubble by the Israeli Air Force. Few of their allies remain in the city, putting the soldiers in a perilous situation when a band of Syrian resistance fighters lay siege to the tank.
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an even more intense story experience, following two of gamings most disturbed criminals, through the gritty Shanghai underworld.
Introducing a new visual experience, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is inspired by documentary filmmakers and the user-generated era. Every aspect of the game has been designed to deliver a fresh perspective to the words intensity and realism in video games.
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days – Limited Edition features exclusive content to enhance your criminal rampage across Shanghai.
Exclusive Multiplayer Map
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days – Limited Edition delivers an additional experience to the critically acclaimed multiplayer modes with free content.
Play the Exclusive Radio Tower multiplayer map in Fragile Alliance, Undercover Cop, Cops & Robbers multiplayer modes, and in Arcade Mode.
Glazer, the crime boss of the Expats, has been hired to collect dirty cash from an abandoned factory. Old communist monuments in the run down area of Shanghai are soon to be demolished, making it the perfect location for deal to go down. No one is sure that this deal is safe, so everyone needs to be ready to work together and be prepared to get in & out quickly with the $4 Million
Stay Sharp Choose your weapon from the 7 confiscated exclusives available.
Conceal Your Identity Use 8 exclusive costume masks stolen from a Chinese gift shop. You never want to be identified, especially if you are a traitor!
Beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, Demon’s Souls is the hardcore RPG experience PlayStation 3 owners have been waiting for since the platform’s launch.
Set in a dark fantasy medieval Europe-inspired world, players take control of a custom hero who has journeyed to the fictional kingdom of Boletaria, which is being ravaged by an accursed fog that brings forth demons that feast on the souls of mortals. The game has been described as a spiritual successor to the King’s Field series, a previous series of games from the same developer. The gameplay involves a character creation system with emphasis on gathering loot through combat with enemies in a non-linear series of varied locations. It also has a unique online multiplayer system integrated into the single-player where players can leave useful messages and warnings for other players’ game worlds.
All the excitement and spectacle of Three Day Eventing is galloping onto your Wii console, courtesy of British Olympic hopeful, Mary King!
Start your career in Three Day Eventing, including daily training sessions with your horses to ensure you’ll make the grade on competition day. Experience Show Jumping, Cross Country and Dressage events with stunningly realistic animation and an incredibly intuitive control system that puts you right in the saddle.
Skilled riding, dedicated training and meeting your horses’ needs are a must if you’re to move up from the regional heats to the heights of international competition. You and your horse must work together to improve your skills and bring home the glory!
Incredibly deep Career modes in Show Jumping, Dressage or Three Day Eventing with endless replayability
Work your way up through Regional, National and International career divisions
Fully realised Training modes in all disciplines. Improve on weaknesses and build on your strengths to make your horses world beaters
Free Round mode allows you to jump straight into the action in dozens of Show Jumping, Cross Country and Dressage events for all abilities
Fully customise your horse and rider with dozens of outfits and equipment. Unlock extra equipment by training and winning competitions.
AD 117. The Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying Picts.
Quintus Dias (Fassbender), sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus’ (West) legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon. But when the legion is ambushed on unfamiliar ground, and Virilus taken captive, Quintus faces a desperate struggle to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines.
Enduring the harsh terrain and evading their remorseless Pict pursuers led by revenge-hungry Pict Warrior Etain (Kurylenko), the band of soldiers race to rescue their General and to reach the safety of the Roman frontier.
To all around him blood splatter analyst Dexter Morgan appears to be a perfect gentleman and respected member of the police force but behind this convincing facade Dexter harbours a terrifying secret. He is a serial killer.
The Emmy-nominated series returns for an all-new season – and this time Dexter’s got a new take on taking life. Having faced some of his darkest demons Dexter’s ready to put the past behind him. Now with family life a day job catching kills and an uncontrollable urge to do away with the ones that get away Dexter’s got his work cut out for him.
And when a high-profile case sides him with powerful Assistant DA Miguel Prado the pressure might be too great for even our most beloved serial killer.
Want to know a secret? A really juicy secret? Look no further than the latest message from Manhattan’s notorious blogger Gossip Girl. She keeps tabs on the city’s most elite teens as they make the rounds from the poshest school events to the most lavish, decadent parties.
And between Serena and Blair’s explosive friendship, Dan and Serena’s budding romance, Nate and Blair’s seemingly fairytale relationship, Chuck’s escapades, and Jenny’s introduction to the glamorous life, there’s plenty to keep track of!
In this third series, friends, lovers, rivals, and enemies abound. Even the darkest secrets don’t stay hidden for long.
Sons of Anarchy is an adrenalised drama with darkly comedic undertones about a notorious outlaw motorcycle club intent on protecting their sheltered small town against encroaching drug dealers, corporate developers and overzealous law officers. The club is equally determined to protect their ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. Charlie Hunnam stars as Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller, a man whose love for the brotherhood is tested by his growing apprehension for its lawlessness. Katey Sagal stars as Gemma Teller Morrow, Jax’s force-of-nature mother, who along with Ron Perlman as Clarence ‘Clay’ Morrow, Jax’s stepfather and MC president, have their own darker vision for the club.
This season Jax and the club deal with the fallout from Donna’s death, bringing internal tensions to an all-time high while a new enemy takes root in Charming. LAN, or League of American Nationalists, is a white separatist organization headed by Ethan Zobelle (Adam Arkin) with help from his lieutenant, A.J. Weston (Henry Rollins). Zobelle opens a cigar shop on Main Street intent on ingratiating himself with the community and forcing SAMCRO out.
Violent religious upheaval in the streets of Alexandria spills over into the City’s famous Library.
Trapped inside its walls the brilliant astronomer Hypatia and her disciples fight to save the wisdom of the Ancient World…
Among them the two men competing for her heart: the witty privileged Orestes and Davus Hypatia’s young slave who is torn between his secret love for her and the freedom he knows can be his if he chooses to join the unstoppable surge of the Christians.
Featuring a host of Hollywood A-listers, including Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga, Remember Me), Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes) and Amy Adams (Sunshine Cleaning, Enchanted), Love & Distrust is a heartfelt tale of the passions and perils of love in all its forms.
Split into five stories that focus on the lives of a group of beautiful yet troubled twenty-somethings, Love & Distrust explores the dark heart of romance, the secrets we can never tell and the heartache it can cause.
Battling temptation and the pull of seduction, the fight for love can never be easy.
Enter the colourful, surprising and mischievous world of Mongrels… A world of rutting, Mating rituals, territorial defence, survival of the fittest with all the characters played by Puppets!
They may be furry, they may be feathered, they may be feral (some of them at least), but scratch their hairy surfaces and these guys are just five mixed-up kidults struggling with everyday emotional truths about life, love, sex, aspirations, desperations and shattered dreams.
Puppeteers Talk to the Hand are Bafta-winners who have worked with Jim Henson, Gorillaz and the Scissor Sisters Featuring the voices of Rufus Jones (Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show), Lucy Montgomery (The IT Crowd) Dan Tetsell (The Omid Djalili Show, Lab Rats), Katy Brand (As, Kingdom, Pulling) Created, developed, and directed by Adam Miller (Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show, Taking the Flak) Producer – Stephen McCrum (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps)
Let’s meet the cast: Nelson, Your typical everyday, spice-rack-owning, lactose-intolerant, broadsheet-reading, metrosexual, urban fox. New to London, this small town boy is planning to make the absolute best of his new territory in the Big City. Destiny, a sexy, pretentious ‘It Bitch’ wannabe Afghan hound, Marion, a wide-eyed, slow-brained street cat with no balls! Kali, the sarcastic pigeon and Vince, a wild, unashamed fox who’s everything Nelson isn’t.
Humf is a furry thing. He is short and round and purple and cuddly.
At three years old, Humf is full of wonder at the world, and is always eager to explore the new things he sees around him.
Humf is thoughtful and self-reliant, but he also has a lot to learn. He listens to his Mum and Dad and he listens to his best friends, Loon and Wallace. Then he thinks about what they all have to say, but in the end he usually has to find out for himself.
Humf knows what the questions are, even if the answers take a little longer to find.
This Double Disc DVD includes the first 20 episodes of the hit show.
Madden NFL 11 redefines the way you experience the game of football. SIMPLER: From 350 plays down to 1, the all-new GameFlow system puts you in the helmet of an NFL quarterback to execute an authentic, situational game plan, one play at a time. QUICKER: With 60-minute game times reduced to as little as 30, spend more time on the field and less in the playbook. Same drama, half the time. DEEPER: Madden NFL 11 is feature-rich, with improved animations and control options, enhanced online functionality, and new broadcast and audio presentation that deliver unprecedented access to the NFL experience. Madden NFL 11 SIMPLER. QUICKER. DEEPER.
• From 350 Plays Down to 1 – Introducing GameFlow, an all-new playcalling system that automatically selects the best play for your team based on situational, authentic NFL game plans. Listen as your coach calls in the play from the sidelines based on your favorite team’s real-life tendencies, or add a new level of strategy by creating and customizing your own offensive and defensive game plans.
• Full Games in Half the Time – With an all-new playcall system, spend less time in the huddle and more time on the field. Experience all of the drama and excitement of a full game in as little as 30 minutes.
• Less Buttons, More Moves– Enjoy success using only the two control sticks. Run through holes, break tackles, and explode in the open field thanks to the intuitive and responsive Dual Stick Control. All-new locomotion provides true acceleration and deceleration, as well as natural planting and cutting, making Madden NFL 11 the most authentic looking and feeling football game to-date.
• See It. Hear It. Feel It. – Experience a new level of excitement with completely revamped audio presentation from the booth to the field. Gus Johnson, one of the most electrifying commentators in sports injects his energy into the play-by-play call, while Cris Collinsworth provides his Emmy winning analysis. Authentic team specific chants and stadium music bring game day to your living room like never before.
• Online Team Play – Madden NFL 11 becomes a true team sport in an all-new cooperative mode. Play 3-on-3 online with, or against, up to five friends, with each team member controlling a squad of skill players: QB, RBs, and WR/TEs on offense, and D-line, LBs, and D-backs on defense.
• Online Scouting – Study your opponents like an NFL coach. Gain an edge on your online competition by scouting their play tendencies throughout the course of the game, both on offense and defense.
• Build the Ultimate Team – Madden NFL Ultimate Team combines the best aspects of Madden NFL 11 gameplay, card collecting, and fantasy football – all into one unique mode. Earn, purchase, and participate in user auctions to collect player cards, all while managing your fantasy roster. Compete in matches online and see where you rank amongst your friends. Madden NFL Ultimate Team has something for every fan of the NFL.
Victoria 2 is the latest strategy game from the makers of Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron. The game is set to be released Q3 2010.
Carefully guide your nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion and colonization, to finally become a truly great power by the dawn of the 20th century.
Victoria 2 is a grand strategy game played during the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country, guiding it through industrialisation, political reforms, military conquest and colonisation. Experience an in-depth political simulation where every action you take will have various consequences over all the world. The population will react to your decisions based on their political awareness, social class, as well as their willingness to accept or revolt against their government.
Carefully guide your nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion and colonization, to finally become a truly great power by the dawn of the 20th century. Victoria 2 is a grand strategy game played during the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country, guiding it through industrialisation, political reforms, military conquest and colonisation. Experience an in-depth political simulation where every action you take will have various consequences over all the world. The population will react to your decisions based on their political awareness, social class, as well as their willingness to accept or revolt against their government.
Break the bonds of Earth and head out amongst the stars for an adventure of a lifetime with this unique double pack.
Space Shuttle Simulator puts you in command of the iconic Space Shuttle for a mission to the International Space Station. From the exhilarating lift-off at Cape Kennedy, to docking with the station to re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere and landing, you are the Mission Commander at the controls! Recreating mission STS-122 your task is to deliver the Columbus laboratory module to the International Space Station and successfully attach it to the infrastructure using the robot arm of the Atlantis shuttle. The challenge continues with a second mission requiring you to pilot the Shuttle to the incredible Hubble telescope! With stunning graphics and realistic instruments, blast-off with your career as a virtual NASA astronaut!
Apollo Simulator allows you to retread the most famous footsteps in the history of mankind, recreating Neil Armstrong’ s Apollo 11 moon landing. Fly the complete Apollo 11 mission from lift-off to splash-down in a painstakingly recreated 3D replica of the Apollo spacecraft complete with fully functional 3D switches and controls. Pilot the Lunar Module and touchdown on the moon, featuring amazing high resolution 3D imagery of the moon’s surface. Historically accurate in every detail, this is your chance to walk across the surface of the moon!
Take one small step for man and a giant leap for mankind as you experience those historic first steps on to another world!
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger on PC will share all the features of its console counterparts with all 12 larger than life characters and every game mode – Arcade, Versus, Score Attack, Training, and Story. PC and 360 gamers will have the added bonus of being able to fight it out against each other in online battles through Games For Windows Live.
Blazblue: Calamity Trigger is a new experience in 2D weapons based fighting games making exceptional use of the power behind the Next Gen consoles and online gameplay networks. The game is created by Arc Works Systems, the Japanese developers behind the critically acclaimed long running Guilty Gears fighting franchise which began in 1998.
Blazblue: Calamity Trigger has been hailed as the “game that every self-respecting console fighting fan should play”. It has already enjoyed huge success in Japan and critical acclaim in North America scoring above 90% in several specialist gamer Reviews.
Console exclusive content features brand new music, animations, backgrounds, and a fully fleshed-out story mode which have been made exclusively for the console release.
Battle online and train your skills through ranked and player battles.
The first hi-res 2D fighter from the creators of the Guilty Gear series
Over 10 unique combatants
Choose a character that represents your own fighting style, like the lightning-fast Taokaka or the wickedly powerful Tager
Use the unique “Drive Attacks” specific to each character to decimate your opponent
Game modes: Arcade, Versus, Mission, Survival, Practice, and a completely fleshed-out Story Mode that tells the tales of each character
Debut album from young country singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose, following her successful EP, Dead Flowers.
Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee–the home of country–Rose has the music in her veins, but makes the genre her own through the honesty of her lyrics and her unique performance style. This, coupled with her age (she was only 16 when this album was recorded), make her music a breath of fresh air, and something genuinely new on the country scene.
Tracks: Learnin’ To Ride, Own Side, For The Rabbits, Shanghai Cigarettes, New York City, Spare Me, Things Change, That’s Alright, Sinful Wishing Well, Comin’ Up
Rated Rx (Deluxe Edition) by Queens of the Stone Age
Original released in 2000, ‘Rated R’ is the second album from Queens Of The Stone Age, one of the most iconic rock bands of their generation. Although not as grand and polished asits 2002 follow-up ‘Songs For The Deaf’, the songcraft and musicianship on the likes of ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’ and ‘Monsters In The Parasol’ make ‘Rated R’ a timeless classic. This two-disc ten year anniversary edition is the perfect way to celebrate this essential record from Josh Homme andco.
Tracks: Feel Good Hit Of The Summer, The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret, Leg Of Lamb, Auto Pilot, Better Living Through Chemistry, Monsters In The Parasol, Quick And To The Pointless, In The Fade/Feel Good Hit Of The Summer (Reprise), Tension Head, Lightning Song, I Think I Lost My Headache, Ode To Clarissa (Non LP Version), You’re So Vague (Non LP Version), Never Say Never (Non LP Version), Who’ll Be The Next In Line (Non LP Version), Born To Hula (Non LP Version), Monsters In The Parasol (Recorded Li…and more
Over the course of a recording career that’s poised to enter its fourth decade, Los Lobos are a band who have never shied away from writing about folks struggling to make their way through hard times, and one might argue that in the wake of America’s financial meltdown and a recession that won’t seem to go away, the rest of the United States is starting to catch up with the East L.A. barrios that have been the locale of the group’s most powerful songs. The title cut on Tin Can Trust, Los Lobos’ 14th studio album, collects the thoughts of a guy trying to make ends meet collecting cans and bottles, whose wardrobe consists of “a dime store shirt/and two bucks for a good pair,” and it’s a song that carries more weight than usual in a time where seemingly everyone is havingtrouble getting by. But later in the same number, the same character tells the woman he loves “I can give you one thinga man can bring,” and it’s hardly the only moment on Tin Cast Trust where this band of survivors has something to say about simple determination in the face of bad luck. On Tin Can Trust, some folks are trying to repair broken love affairs, others are hoping to outrun hatred and bad luck, and a feware struggling to sort out just where their culture and their history have left them. The musicians in Los Lobos are too smart to think they have the answers to all the questions they pose, but they’re clever enough to know that sometimes giving them a good, long ponder can help, and on songs like “Burn It Down,” “Jupiter or the Moon,” and “27 Spanishes” they offer some powerful food for thought that happens to havesome great music attached. Tin Can Trust captures this exceptional band in truly great form the guitar interplay between David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas shows both men are playing at the top of their game, bassist Conrad Lozano and drummer Louie Perez are a strong and soulful rhythm section, and Steve Berlin’s keys and sax add just the right coloring. These performances are low on ego-driven flash but high on exciting, emotionally compelling music, and as Los Lobos try to sortout what’s happening in their neighborhood (and our nation), they still find some room to celebrate a good, sunny day (“On Main Street”) and the power of a righteous guitar rave-up (“Do the Murray”). On Tin Cast Trust, Los Lobos prove thattough times don’t last, but tough music does, and those arewords we can all live by.
A collection of five of the best albums from the career of folk singer-songwriter, Tom Paxton. This box set includes the complete albums:
Is Love Enough?
Tracks: I Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound, Goin’ To The Zoo, Last Thing On My Mind, Job Of Work, Rumblin’ In The Land, When Morning Breaks, Daily News, What Did You Learn In School Today, Harper, High Sheriff Of Hazard, My Lady’s A Wild Flying Dove, Standing On The Edge Of Town, I’m Bound For The Mountains And The Sea, Fare Thee Well Cisco, Jennifer’s Rabbit, Mr. Blue, Victora Dines Alone, Hooker, So Much For Winning, Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues, Clarissa Jones, Morning Again, Thousand Years…and more
Although previously well known throughout the dubstep scene, Croydon-based producer Skream shot into the public consciousness in 2009 with his remix of La Roux’s ‘In For The Kill’. The track was widely played on mainstream radio as well asbeing used frequently in adverts and show promos. ‘Outside The Box’ is Skream’s second full-length album, his first in four years, and features a guest spot by La Roux’s Ellie Jackson.
Tracks: Perferated, 8 Bit Baby – Skream & Murs, CPU, Where You Should Be – Skream & Sam Frank, How Real – Skream & Freckles, Fields Of Emotion, I Love The Way, Listenin’ To The Records On My Wall, Wibbler, Metamorphosis, Finally – Skream & La Roux, Reflections – Skream & dBridge/Instra:Mental, Song For Lenny, Epic Last Song
In the years between Rage Against the Machine’s post-Battle of Los Angeles split and their triumphant, chart-topping revival, there was talk of a solo record from frontman Zack de la Rocha. Saul Williams said it was brilliant. DJ Shadow and Company Flow were involved. On paper, everything suggested the end product would be incredible. Then, nothing. Truth be told, the silence was probably for the best: expectations can crush many a release, and de la Rocha was never likely to escape the shadow of his since reunited bandmates.
Travie McCoy has no such worries. As the lead vocalist of rap-rock middleweights Gym Class Heroes, New Yorkers who peaked commercially with 2006′s As Cruel as Schoolchildren LP, he’s hardly a pop force. Indeed, one could read the title of this debut solo collection as acknowledgement of his slide from chart status–that was then, but this is now and the present is going to see him reborn, ready to conquer the mainstream all over again. And he well might. But it won’t be pretty.
Lead single Billionaire is certain to crack the top five come Sunday’s countdown, but its cod reggae vibe is horribly dated and McCoy’s lyrics both borish and boring. Exhibitionism disguised as aspiration is nothing new in rap, but the bizarre recession-beating braggadocio on display here leaves a distinctly sour aftertaste. A comparable effort, lyrically, is Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg’s excellent Signs–but where that 2005 hit sparkled with Neptunes savvy, McCoy and track partner Bruno Mars are, on this form, more likely to be watching Dulwich Hamlet lose at home on a soggy autumn afternoon than basking in the glow of another Venus or Serena victory in the “Wimbledon arena”.
While Mars fails to contribute the same magic that made B.o.B’s Nothin’ on You a smash, another collaborator fares better. Opener Dr. Feelgood is lifted to new heights by a typically soar-away Cee-Lo Green performance–the Gnarls Barkley/Goodie Mob emcee slips between up-tempo beats with a spotlight-stealing chorus. A fun breakdown as the track enters its final third is reminiscent of the old-school R&B values of Janelle Mon�e’s The ArchAndroid LP–but further parallels with such classics are in short supply.
McCoy employs too many disparate styles–heavy rock on Superbad (11:34); a Hard Knock Life-echoing schoolyard skip on Akidagain; Guetta/will.i.am ‘good time’ sounds on After Midnight; Jason Derulo-trumping Auto-Tune vocals on The Manual–for Lazarus to hold any attention for more than a fleeting period. He also commits to commercial release a repulsive reinterpretation of Supergrass’ 1995 hit Alright–it should have been aborted at the earliest possible stage. Stepping out alone might have seemed a smart idea on paper, but these 10 tracks are every bit as memorable as those that de la Rocha left in the studio, and T-Pain sure isn’t El-P.
Tracks: Dr. Feel Good (Feat. Cee Lo Green), Superbad (11:34), Billionaire (feat. Bruno Mars), Need You, Critical (Feat. Tim William), Akidagain, We’ll Be Alright, Manual (Feat. T-Pain and Young Cash), After Midnight, Don’t Pretend (Feat. Colin Munroe)
Contains all episodes from both series of this critically acclaimed drama.
Series One: A badly beaten body of a young Romanian woman is discovered on a Parisian rubbish dump. Her identity and past life are gradually uncovered as the various parts of the French Justice System investigate her death. However, it becomes apparent that her story ties to a network of touching the very people charged with uncovering the truth about her.
Series Two: A burned corpse is found in the boot of a car, a seemingly isolated case of urban violence. However, the case grows in complexity and danger, each new piece of evidence unearths a duplicitous world of international trafficking, informers, double lives and arms dealing. An audacious plan to strike at the heart of the crime network means that the slightest slip will result in certain death.
Psycho - 50th Anniversary Special Edition Steelbook on Blu-ray
Hailed as one of the most influential suspense movies of its time, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho had a profound effect on how future filmmakers made movies and shaped audience expectations for generations to come. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of Universal Studios’ most treasured and prestigious films, Psycho will debut for the first time ever on Blu-ray Hi-Def. Meticulously restored for perfect digital picture and the purest DTS HD 5.1 digital sound, the Psycho 50th Anniversary Edition takes audiences on a thrilling journey as an unsuspecting victim (Janet Leigh, The Manchurian Candidate, Bye Bye Birdie) visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of the silver screen’s most notorious psychopaths – Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins, Murder on the Orient Express, Les Miserables). Featuring one of the most iconic scenes in film history – the infamous “shower scene” – Psycho continues to terrify audiences today as much as it did half a century ago.
These series find Professor Sam Ryan continuing to lead the forensic pathology team until the discovery of her long-lost son impels her to move on. Then its up to Harry, Leo and a surprising new recruit, Nikki Alexander, to preserve her belief that every corpse deserves to have it’s story told.
Answering Fire – In a suspected terrorist attack on a London hotel a government minister is killed. As Sam and the team investigate the case, old friends and government officials soon muddy the water.
Fatal Error – When two brothers are found dead in a police cell, Sam and Leo find themselves on opposing sides of an Old Bailey court case – then a 13-year old murder resurfaces, questioning Sam’s findings…
Running on Empty – When a young woman falls to her death, the police believe she took her own life. When Sam, Leo and Harry are called in, their investigations soon unravel a tragic story.
Beyond Guilt – As Sam investigates a brutal murder, she is also asked to investigate a professor linked to the case and discovers the case is a lot more complicated than first appearances suggested.
A Time to Heal -The team is called out to Northern Ireland to investigate the bodies of two men killed by paramilitaries twenty years ago. For Sam, it is a case that is soon to turn personal…
Death by Water – Tensions are running high in the ‘leaderless’ team as Leo and Harry clash over an investigation into an outbreak of breathing difficulties among children on the South Coast.
Nowhere Fast – When members of a race horse owning syndicate are killed in a helicopter crash, Leo and Harry investigate – and an unexpected new face at the mortuary lends a helping hand.
Body 21 – Approached by a group of survivors from a recent train crash, the team investigate the wreckage and a new mystery – the identity of the unidentified body 21.
Silver Nemesis begins in 1988 on 23rd November. Lady Peinforte and her loyal servant Richard have travelled from the year 1638 for this moment. Herr de Flores’ dreams of establishing the Fourth Reich rest on this point in time. The Cybermen’s planned invasion of Earth is scheduled for the same time.
The link between the three? The statue Nemesis, fashioned from validium – the living metal first made by Rassilon on Gallifrey and capable of bestowing the power of life and death on any individual. Can the Doctor and Ace prevent its awesome power from falling into any of their evil hands?
In Revenge of the Cybermen, the Doctor, Sarah and Harry arrives on the Nerva Beacon, hoping to find the TARDIS waiting for them, instead the intrepid trio find a space station in the grip of a deadly plague that has wiped out most of its crew. But the Doctor soon comes to suspect that the ‘plague’ is no natural illness – and that some of his oldest and most fearsome foes are behind it…
The beacon has been set up to warn space traffic of a new satellite orbiting Jupiter, but one craft is taking no notice of the order to stay clear – a Cybership. The satellite is Voga, Planet of Gold, home to the seemingly harmless Vogans – but why are the Cybermen so determined to destroy it?
Without the TARDIS, the Doctor is unable to return Sarah and Harry to the 20th Century. But then Sarah falls victim to the mystery virus, and unless the Doctor can find a cure – quickly – she will never make it home at all…
At a remote desert truck stop, the fate of the world will be decided. Evil’s armies are amassing. Armed and united by the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany), a group of strangers become unwitting soldiers on the frontlines of the Apocalypse. Their mission: protect a waitress and her sacred unborn child from the relentless, bloody siege of the demonic legion. Also starring Dennis Quaid (G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, Vantage Point), Tyrese Gibson (Transformers) and Lucas Black (Jarhead).
Creating the Apocalypse – Behind the Physical Effects
Humanity’s Last Line of Defense – The Cast and Characters
From Pixels to Picture – A Look at the Visual Effects
The hilarious, hit British comedy of the year. Written by acclaimed comedian and author David Baddiel and featuring an all-star cast including stand-up comedian Omid Djalili (Sex and The City 2) , Richard Schiff (The West Wing, Imagine That) and Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland, Little Britain). Mahmud’s (Djalili) life is turned upside down when a secret birth certificate kicks off a full-scale identity crisis. DVD and Blu-Ray special features include: Feature commentary with David Baddiel, Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff and director Josh Appignanesi; David Baddiel’s video diary; The World Premiere; Which Religion is Funniest?
Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) knows little about family. Less about football. What the homeless teen knows are the streets and projects of Memphis. Well-to-do Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) knows little about his world. Yet when she and Michael meet, he’s found a home. And the Tuohys have found something just as life-changing: a beloved new son and brother. This real-life story of family and of Michael’s growth into a blue-chip football star will have you cheering with its mix of gridiron action and heartwarming emotion. Share the remarkable journey of the college All-American and first-round NFL draft pick who was a winner before he ever stepped onto the playing field.
Art Academy: Learn Painting and Drawing Techniques
If you dream of becoming the latest Picasso or fancy brushing up on your artistic skills, now’s your chance as the Nintendo DS Touch Screen transforms into your very own canvas. Art Academy: Learn painting and drawing techniques with step-by-step training gives both budding and experienced artists simple and creative tips and tricks to improve, enhance and even learn how to draw and paint.
Whatever your ability, you’ll find the step-by-step approach to lessons easy to follow. Art Academy offers lessons and art materials to get you started on your initial artistic journey, as well as more advanced art courses for those more adventurous artists wanting to take their art to the next level.
The helpful tutor, Vince, is on hand to show you how to use the art materials and what to draw, as well as teaching you art theory and techniques to explore independently. Some lessons are inspired by work from famous artists such as Albrecht Dürer (German), Paul Cézanne (French), Leonardo da Vinci (Italian), Jan van Huysum (Dutch), John Constable (English) and many more to get your creative juices flowing.
The Touch Screen on the Nintendo DS console enables you to effortlessly paint or draw with realistically-behaving paints and pencils. The pencils come in three different grades of lead: 2B, HB, 2H and also enable you to draw in soft or hard lines to blend and layer your pencil mark. Learn to use the eraser function to create interesting effects and, of course, unlike with a real life painting, should you make any mistakes, these can easily be erased without wasting any paper. The paint function behaves similarly to acrylic paint. The paintbrush set comes in three round or flat brushes allowing you to paint in thick or thin lines simply using your Nintendo DS stylus.
Ten paint tubes make up the game’s basic paint palette and there are 20 empty spaces for you to mix your own original colours. You can also control the amount of paint on your brush to give different effects such as dry brushing, and the level of brush wetness which will affect the transparency of paint to allow for a variety of painting effects in your artwork. Zoom in to your masterpieces to perfect the finer details close up and why not take advantage of the grid function, to help you achieve the right scale and proportions?
Use the Free Paint mode to allow you to freestyle your artwork, letting your imagination run wild and check out the material library for a wide range of stock images to get you inspired. If you are a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL owner, why not also use your built-in camera to capture images and redraw them at leisure. With such realistic artist training, you can use your Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DSi XL to help improve painting and drawing skills in real life!
Become The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in the Nintendo DS game based on blockbuster Disney/Bruckheimer summer 2010 film. Transport into a world filled with fantastical quests and magical combat as you fight alongside Balthazar Blake and the forces of good against the evil Morgana and her minions bent on world domination. Players will join a fight thousands of years in the making as they become the ultimate Sorcerers Apprentice!
Dual Dimension Gameplay – Play in real world New York with support from a magical alternate dimension simultaneously via split-screen design
Compelling Magic-Based Fun – Defeat evil with stylus based magical powers, customize how you play by choosing your arsenal of spells, and forge your own spells to defeat enemies and destroy obstacles
Replayability – Continue to level up your powers and abilities every time you play through the game
Defeat Evil – Fight Morgana and her evil minions in visually dynamic battles
The Last Airbender is the official video game of the highly anticipated summer live action adventure film by M. Night Shyamalan.
The game follows the climax of the movie from the perspective of the antagonist Prince Zuko, exiled Prince of the Fire Nation, who embarks on an epic journey to capture the Avatar, a young boy named Aang, in order to regain his father’s honor.
Players immerse themselves in an incredible interactive world as Aang, Zuko and the Blue Spirit, participating in epic battles, hand-to-hand combat and various challenges throughout the game, while discovering and mastering amazing Firebending and Airbending abilities.
The year is now 2025 and on the newly colonized planet Esperanza our devices have not just been approached by alien machines but attacked. Control a squad of soldiers, light and heavy support combat vehicles, robots and air units located on the planet Esperanza that had been colonized by the spaceship Magalhaes in the year 2023.
This squad was brought together by the Esperanza government to face a threat that comes from deep space. Advert the alien impact on Esperanza, and head to the planet Earth and free it from the Aliens Forces that are now controlling it.
Combine global strategy with small squad based tactical combat against an alien invasion. Repelling the alien invasion requires taking full advantage of the terrain and his environments.