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Wreck it Ralph Review

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Wreck it Ralph tells the story of Ralph, Wreck it Ralph. The Donkey Kong to Fix it Felix Jr's Mario, Ralph gets tired of being the bad guy, constantly thrown off his 8-bit tower while Felix receives all the adulation. So tired, in fact, that he LEAVES HIS GAME! 
Exploring the world of video games, Ralph finds a whole new universe full of possibilities, more specifically, the possibility to be the good guy for once, the peoples champion.
 A star studded affair, Wreck it Ralph is a great school holiday option.

C for Control Anime Review

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C for Control, also known as [C], [C] - Control and [C]: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, seems to be following a trend in anime of late. A trend which sees a series focus on economics as a part of its storyline, much like Shangri-La. But does economics have any place in things that are supposed to be... fun?
The Japanese government was rescued from the brink of financial collapse by the Sovereign Wealth Fund. For its citizens, however, life has not improved, and unemployment, crime, suicide, and despair are rampant.
Kimimaro, raised by his maternal grandmother after the disappearance of his father and the death of his mother, is a scholarship student whose only dream is to avoid all this and live a stable life.
One day, however, he meets a man who offers him a large sum of money if he'll agree to pay it back.
From then on his fate is radically altered as he's drawn into a mysterious realm known as "The Financial District." - Siren

From Up On Poppy Hill Screening with US Dub

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Full of nostalgia and Studio Ghibli's trademark charm, From Up on Poppy Hill is a look back to a simpler time. 
Having left audiences delighted during Madman's REEL ANIME festival, From Up on Poppy Hill is back and screening with a full US voice over. This is the perfect opportunity for younger audiences to enjoy what us grown ups have already had the chance to.
Utterly beautiful, From Up on Poppy Hill is a standout choice for school holiday viewing!

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 ready to dock in 2013

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We loved One Piece: Pirate Warriors and apparently so did many others. So much so that Namco Bandai Games Europe have decided to release the sequel, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, in the Summer of 2013 so hopefully that will mean an Australian release around June.
From the images available, Pirate Warriors 2 looks to be bigger, better and even more polished than the original. Focussing on the later stages of the manga series, Luffy and his crew explore the "New World", encountering new locations and of course, new enemies.
Colour me excited and follow after the jump for the full press release!

SEGA and Creative Assembly to create Warhammer Games

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Games Workshop's Warhammer franchise is a shining beacon of how something as obscure to the mainstream as tabletop fantasy miniature games can find its way into the public eye. The most relevant example is the much lauded Wahammer 40K: Dawn of War, a science fiction RTS game that captivated hardcore and casual gamers alike.
So it comes as good news that SEGA and Creative Assembly have joined forces to bring even more games to our screens.
Check out the full press release after the jump!

G.I Joe Retaliation Poster Released

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G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra wasn't very well received when released in 2009, and it's difficult to assess whether G.I Joe: Retaliation will fare any better and the appointment of Step Up 2 and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never director, Jon Chu, does little to instil confidence. That said, the very same man has also been tapped to bring 80's kid favourite HE-MAN back to the big screen so perhaps the studios know something that we punters do not.
Hopefully, the larger and more experienced cast are a sign of good things to come. So, does this all new poster excite?

Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials Gameplay Trailer

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A mainstay on 2012's "Best of" lists, Dishonored has an average ranking of 90.75% from Gamerankings.com. While games revolving around the exploits of professional assassins aren't anything new, the fluid gameplay and steampunk aesthetic have taken Bethesda's Dishonored to a whole new level.
Bethesda is pleased to announce that they’ve just released a new gameplay trailer for Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials, the first add-on pack for the critically-acclaimed first-person action game developed by Arkane Studios. Check out the all new clip after the jump!

Company of Heroes 2 Developer Diary #1

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The original Company of Heroes was released in 2006 to critical acclaim and is currently the highest rated strategy title on Gamerankings.com (with more than five reviews) with an average of 93.82% based on 56 reviews. The game features similar acclaim on Metacritic.com with a Metascore of 93% based on 55 reviews. 
In terms of real time strategy games, they don't get much bigger, better or more anticipated than the Company of Heroes franchise. So, in the lead up to it's 2013 release, the games developers give us a behind the scenes look at what it is that makes Company of Heroes so great!

Hanabee February 2013 Anime Releases

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February, the poor younger sibling of January gets such little attention. That is, until Hanabee came along. They decided that February deserves more appreciation, therefore they bestowed upon old Febby a veritable BEVVY of new releases with something for everyone.
So, whether you want action, adventure, laughs or drama - Hanabee's got you covered in February 2013.

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years preview images

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On the back of the newest Star Trek films poster comes news that David A. Goodman's Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years will be released later today, local time.
A quote from Reuters stated, "If #SheGeek's comment from StarTrek.com - "I HAVE to have this. I will die without it" - and Alexander's comment from blastr.com - "Shut up and take my money!" - are any indications, Goodman's book may be poised to explore sales numbers that boldly go where few "Star Trek" books have gone before."
So, am I excited to get my hands on a copy? You bet your big bad bars of Latinum! 
Check out a few feature images after the jump then go order yourself a copy!

Star Trek: Into Darkness First Poster

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When J.J. Abrams was announce as the director of the Star Trek reboot, geeks the world over. When we saw what he had done with our beloved Starfleet we sighed in relief then squeed with delight.

So, it should come as no surprise that the sequel, Star Trek: Into Darkness, is high on our priority list for 2013. The poster itself shows who we can only assume is the main antagonist (Benedict Cumberbatch). What we don't know is whether he will be playing the role of Khan as many a geek would love, or the much less known Gary Mitchell, an ex-Starfleet officer who goes rogue.

Check out the official synopsis and details about the upcoming trailer after the jump!


*CLOSED* Competition - The Guillotines 3D

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Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs) helms THE GUILLOTINES 3D. Under the Qing Dynasty, a group of young street thugs who have honed their skills killing on the streets for food are retrained to become a covert assassination squad for the Emperor. The Flying Guillotines take their name from the deadly weapon they have mastered. Merciless and arrogant, they life the high life until it is revealed they are no longer on the right side of the court and are ambushed by another team of killers. Once again they are forced to kill for their own survival.
Thanks to our friends at Icon Film Distribution we have 10 double passes to give away! 
Follow on for all the details on how to win a double pass.

Metro: Last Light "Survivor" Short Film Series

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It's easy to look at the videos below and just see them as glorified commercials but, realistically, they're incredible attempts at world-building by the creators of the upcoming Metro: Last Light.

Follow on after the jump to check out the live action short film which acts as a prologue to the upcoming game plus the first and second trailers in the "Survivor" series.

Not many games go to the lengths that Metro: Last Light has in terms of fleshing out a universe prior to release and for those that do, not many do it as well as this!