Amazon presents Back to the Future boxset to release 15 October 2015

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Amazon recently started pre-orders for this The Future Is Now! Back to the Future box set, and its got everything the series has to offer plus light up Flux Capacitor packaging.

The box set will come with all three movies in Blu-Ray form with a bonus disc with two hours of extra content and the complete animated series. Buyers will also get a Digital HD with UltraViolet for all three films. As a bonus, the set will come with the Back to the Future: A Visual History 64-page book that has light-up Flux Capacitor packaging to boot. The set is literally missing just a model DeLorean but we’re happy enough as it is.

All in, this will set you back $99.88 (about RM 384) but Amazon seems to have discounts time and again.

The set will go live (as in, out of pre-order and becomes a regular market item) on 15 October 2015, which of course is the date Marty arrives in the “Future”. Self lacing sneakers and hoverboards not included.

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TGV to host the Dota 2 International 5 PubStomp

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Looks like Astro isn’t the only one who is going to be broadcasting this year’s DOTA 2 International. TGV Cinemas has gotten in on the action, playing host to the Internatonal 5 PubStomp exclusively at TGV Cinemas 1 Utama on 9 August 2015.

For those not in the know, this is the biggest and most lucrative eSports event of the year, and our own Team Fnatic will be taking part in the competition.

The cinema’s two halls will be open from 1am onwards for people wanting to watch the competition and ticket sales start today! The tickets will be priced at RM 25 per entry and will also get you unlimited entry from 1am to 8am plus a bottle of mineral water. Ticket holders will also get to participate in free giveaways while the event is ongoing so if you’re headed there, stick around for loot!

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The tickets are purchasable via TGV’s mobile app, online or in person from TGV 1 Utama and the candy bar will be open the whole way so you can get your fill of popcorn, drinks and other snacks to power through the tourney.

You can check out their page for more details.

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ASUS to bundle Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain with ROG laptops

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Bundling together games with gaming gear and hardware is nothing new. As such ASUS has announced a new bundle that includes the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain along with the laptop.

The laptops in question are specifically the ROG G751JY-T7169H which retails for RM 8,499 and the ROG G751JT-T7050H which goes for RM 5,899 respectively.

To get the game, if you are purchasing any of the eligible models between 23 July to 1 September 2015, get the download code by registering on the event site, which you can then redeem here till 1 October 2015.

The promo is valid only in Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, with Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain is set to be launched 15 September 2o15, so if you aren’t in these regions tough luck.

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The complete Miyazaki collection coming to Blu-ray

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Every Miyazaki fan’s must have collection

While Miyazaki is currently directing another movie, many are re-watching or finding some of Miyazaki’s older masterpieces be it on Ebay or Amazon.

Thankfully, Amazon is willing to give the Miyazaki fans what they wanted. The set is currently exclusive to Amazon only and will be available for sale on the 17 November in the form of a Blu-ray set.

The set is called The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki will includes all eleven of his feature films such as Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and The Wind Rises.

The set will also includes a 1972 television pilot based from the manga Yuki no Taiyo (Yuki’s Sun) by Tetsuya Chiba, three episodes from the 1972 anime Akado Suzunosuk (Little Samurai), an uncut version of Miyazaki’s Retirement Press Conference and lastly a book titled The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki by Tomohiro Machiyama which explores Miyazaki’s themes and techniques and includes selected text from notes and proposals for his feature films.

So if you’re a Miyazaki fan, you might want to pick it up.

via Polygon

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Hollywood is adapting Naruto?

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Naruto and his allies

Recently, there’s been a  rumour going around that Hollywood is adapting Naruto.

Sources claim that Lionsgate (Mockingjay series) is set to adapt the beloved anime franchise into a live action movie. The director is rumoured to be Micheal Gracey who has done visual effects for shows like The Genie from Down Under 2 and The Magician. For the director’s chair, he is currently attached to  The Witches (Roald Dahl’s version) for Warner Bros and biopics like Rocketman (Elton John) and Muppet Man (Jim Henson).

Avi Arad, who professed to be fan of the anime/manga is the producer via Arad Productions while Erik Feig, Geoff Shaveitz and Kelly O’Malley will be looking out for studio’s interest in this project. No idea on who will be cast in this movie yet for now but don’t be gob smacked if there is “white-washing” here. This is not a huge surprise except for it took Hollywood so long to grab this franchise. Besides this, Hollywood is going through difficult development of Akira, filming Ghost in the Shell with Scarlett Johansson in it and director Adam Wingard still working on the live adaptation of Death Note.

So far the track record of Hollywood’s flirtation with anime/manga is a bit dodgy with tepid, almost angry response to Dragonball: Evolution but there are bright moments like The Edge of Tomorrow.

It remains to be seen if live action Naruto will able shine with the Hollywood touch.

via Tracking Board

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Riot has killed off Gangplank, fans are hoping for zombie pirate revival

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Rest in please captain, my captain.

Riot, the developer for the popular MOBA League of Legends has always developed more champions for the players to play and try with each major update, but this is the first time ever Riot has done the opposite. In the new Bilgewater event, which includes a new game mode, a new map and many other things has also disabled Gangplank from all queues and written him off as dead in the game Lore, having been killed of by longtime rival Miss Fortune.

This was unexpected news as many longtime players who has spent a lot of game time into the champion, especially those who had paid real money for skins for Gangplank. Many players have asked on the forums and even reported bugs since Gangplank has died. This prompted the developers to reassure the players that Gangplank is definitively dead and even posted an announcement telling players to remain calm for the next few days while they assess the situation and they will not be refunding any skins for that champion.

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What all Gangplank players saw and screamed “Noooooooooo….!”

This has caused many players to speculate that Gangplank may not be truly gone from the roster of champions but is getting his ability kit retweaked or getting a complete character overhaul. Some players are even suspecting a bigger plan in the works which could possibly lead to the return of Gangplank as one of the undead.

Zombie pirate ghostie anyone?

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Looks like an ending to One Piece is in sight

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One Piece, one of the longest running manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump (18 years to be exact) might have an ending planned out according to its current editor.

The manga which debuted on comic anthology Weekly Shonen Jump back in 19 July 1997 just celebrated its 18th anniversary. During a radio interview at Tokyo radio broadcaster J-Wave’s Gold Rush, Taku Sugita, the editor of the manga said that mangaka Eiichiro Oda has already mapped out the ending. Sugita is pretty confident that he can predict which chapter the story will finally end. Sugita-san is the eighth editor of the series which reflects just how long run the manga has been running.

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Cover for the first volume

When he was asked how many more volumes it will take, Sugita gave an educated guess saying it’ll be around another 60 volumes as Oda said the story was about half-done. Currently, Shueisha has just published the 78th tankubon volume this month so that means we can expect the manga to end around the 138th or 139th volume.

Base on our calculations, with Shueisha cranking out four tankubon volumes a year on average, this means it will take another 10 before we’ll see the end of Luffy and his pirate friends’ adventures. That’s pretty great for fans of the manga/anime and hopefully, we still won’t be sick of them come 10 years on.

Source:  J-Wave News & Gadget Tsushin

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Arslan Senki : The Warriors of Legend game is happening and it looks awesome

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Koei Tecmo, makers of  the Musou series where you can wipe out armies of mooks single-handedly has announced the Arslan Senki version of it. Titled Arslan Senki x Musou/ アルスラーン戦記×無双 or  Arslan Senki: The Warriors of Legend in the international market , it is set to be available for PlayStation 3 and 4 plus newly a announced Xbox One version. Basically it is Arslan Senki anime series using the Sengoku Musou engine.

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Owners of a PlayStation 3 can only obtain digital copy only whereas latest generation of console owners (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) can opt either for the digital download or normal boxed version.

The game is set for release in Japan first on 17 September 2015 whereas the developer just announced the game will be coming to the Western market sometime in early 2016. The retail pricing for Japanese market is around 7800 Yen (RM$240) in normal boxed version whereas digital copy is 6762 Yen (RM$208). Of course, there is a limited edition for the real hardcore fans with money to splash, the Arslan Senki x Musou TREASURE BOX will be priced around 12,800 Yen (RM$394). The special edition contains official book, soundtrack CD, Crystal Frame stand and a cleaner cloth.

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