Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Favorite Video Games of 2013 (video)

#videogames #bestof2013 #favorites #rockfile
I have always been a gamer, since the earliest computers and consoles.  I currently game on PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox 360, PSP, Gamecube, Dreamcast and iPhone 5s. This year, I bought fewer games but played longer. These are the games that kept my attention the longest and impressed me the most.

The Last Of Us - The PS3 exclusive sets a new level for dramatic storytelling and addictive game play. One of several games that made you "feel" as you played. 

Bioshock Infinite - Another game whose plot was as interesting as it's game play. I played the PC version and am looking forward to playing again when the game is added to the Playstation Plus list of free games soon!

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - I have sunk more hours into this game on PS4 than almost any other this year and I am 84% done with everything at the time of this posting. The freedom of it's open world and the incredible locations keep me coming back to find every secret and accomplish every mission.

Grand Theft Auto V - A stellar achievement and the best GTA game yet. But, in the end, playing a pirate topped playing a thug for me this year.  I still have a lot to finish and at some point, I will. Loved how the iFruit app worked with the game!

Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch - This PS3 exclusive was the best role playing game of the year, beautiful and addictive. Easily my second most played game of the year. We need some JRPGs on PS4, please!

XCOM: Enemy Within - An add-on that makes a great strategy game nearly perfect.

Tomb Raider - The best Lara Croft game since the first, I am looking forward to playing it again when the Definitive Versions come out for PS4 and XBOX One next month!

Metro: Last Light - One of the best shooters of the year, it surpasses it's predecessor in all areas.

Killzone: Shadow Fall - The first truly next gen shooter would probably be ranked higher if my playing it had not been sidetracked by AC4!

Battlefield 4 - As modern shooters go, it's not bad. The campaign is too short and I haven't tried the multi-player. But it looks and plays great on PS4!

Civilzation V: Brave New World - Like XCOM, Civ 5 got an add-on that changes the whole game for the better.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Birthday MAURICE WHITE (video)

#mauricewhite #earthwindandfire #ewaf #rockfile 
 Maurice White (born December 19, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He is the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire and the older brother of current and former Earth, Wind & Fire members Verdine White and Fred White respectively. Maurice served as the band's main songwriter and record producer, and he was co-lead singer (along with Phillip Bailey). White has won seven Grammys, and he has been nominated for Grammys 21 times in total.
White was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire, and he was individually inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Also known by his nickname Reese, he has worked with several famous recording artists such as Deniece Williams, The Emotions, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond.
White was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in the late 1980s, which led him to stop touring with Earth, Wind & Fire in 1994. However, White retains executive control of the band, and he remains active in the music business.

source: wikipedia


Monday, December 16, 2013

ASSASSIN'S CREED IV BLACK FLAG Freedom Cry DLC Trailer (video)

#ac4bf #ac4 #ps4 #xboxone #ps3 #x360 #rockfile
Already one of my most played games of 2013 and I've only had it a month, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag is getting new content tomorrow! Addicted to it, I am not finished with the game yet but this looks worthy of a purchase!

 Source: Ubisoft


22 JUMP STREET Official Trailer (video)

 #22jumpstreet #rockfile
As someone who only saw a few episodes of the original TV show 21 Jump Street, I don't know why I even watched the 2012 film but it turned out to be one of the funniest movies of the year.  Hopefully, lightning will strike twice.

source: Total Film 


Thursday, December 12, 2013

TOMB RAIDER Definitive Edition (video)

#tombraider #laracroft #rockfile
One of my favorite games of 2013 has been rebuilt for Next Gen consoles (PS4 & Xbox One) and looks great! Looking forward to playing through this again and seeing what's new!

The Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed action-adventure has been rebuilt for next-gen consoles, featuring an obsessively detailed Lara and a stunningly lifelike world. Endure high-octane combat, customize weapons and gear, and overcome grueling environments to survive Lara's first adventure.

More content on http://www.TombRaider.com

source: Tomb Raider


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

EDGE OF TOMORROW Official Trailer (video)

#edgeoftomorrow #groundhogday #sourcecode #rockfile
Groundhog Day meets Source Code with a side of Gears Of War. Good director and cast, could be interesting!

Edge of Tomorrow is set in the distant future during war between a race of aliens called Mimics and the human race. A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way. Tom Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage, an untrained and ill-equipped officer who is dropped "into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission," but gets stuck in a time loop on the same mission. Doug Liman (Go, Bourne Identity, Jumper) is directing. Warner Bros will release Edge of Tomorrow, formerly All You Need is Kill, in theaters everywhere June 6, 2014.


source: JoBlo.com


Thursday, December 5, 2013

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 Official Trailer (video)

#spiderman #marvel #rockfile
Looks like the Spiderman reboot gets a major upgrade for chapter two! Check out the first trailer, the movie is coming May 2014.

source: Sony Pictures


Monday, December 2, 2013

MUSE Live at Rome Olympic Stadium tomorrow (video)

#muse #bluray #rockfile
Muse are set to release on Blu-ray and CD/DVD Live at Rome Olympic Stadium. Shot in Ultra-High Definition (4K) during the band's stop at the Eternal City in July earlier this year, the show will be distributed on Blu-ray by Warner Brothers. Street date is December 3rd.

On November 5th, Live at Rome Olympic Stadium was screened theatrically in twenty cities around the world in 4K. Following the official announcement the band said:
"We're really excited to be able to release Live at Rome Olympic Stadium as the first ever Ultra-High Definition concert film. It captures an extraordinary amount of detail and not just everything we're doing – the fans, even those at the back, the set, the actors and the incredible atmosphere on a very special night in Rome. We can promise our fans, whether they managed to come to the live shows or not, an entirely new Muse concert experience."

1. Intro
2. Supremacy
3. Panic Station
4. Plug In Baby
5. Resistance
6. Animals
7. Knights of Cydonia
8. Explorers
9. Hysteria
10. Feeling Good
11. Follow Me
12. Madness
13. Time Is Running Out
14. Guiding Light
15. Undisclosed Desires
16. Supermassive Black Hole
17. Survival
18. The 2nd law: Isolated System
19. Uprising
20. Starlight

CD Traklisting:

1. Supremacy
2. Panic Station
3. Resistance
4. Hysteria
5. Animals
6. Knights
7. Explorers
8. Follow Me
9. Madness
10. Guiding Light
11. Super Massive Black Hole
12. Uprising
13. Starlight

source: Blu-Ray.com