Friday, 20 April 2018

Win a God Of War prize pack

God Of War prize pack
Win a God Of War prize pack

To celebrate the return of Kratos, the wonderful team at PlayStation NZ is giving you the chance to score a limited edition God of War pack.

You can get yourself 1x promo game, 1x tshirt and 1x 7” Kratos figurine!

God of War is out exclusively now for PlayStation 4.

About God Of War

God Of War prize packIt is a new beginning for Kratos. 
Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. 
With new purpose and his son Atreus at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created.
  • A New Beginning — His vengeance against the gods of Olympus far behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the lands of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same
  • Second Chances — As mentor and protector to a son determined to earn his respect, Kratos is faced with an unexpected opportunity to master the rage that has long defined him. Questioning the dark lineage he’s passed on to his son, he hopes to make amends for the shortcomings of his past
  • Midgard and Beyond — Set within the untamed forests, mountains, and realms of Norse lore, God of War features a distinctly new setting with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods
  • Vicious, Physical Combat — With an intimate, over-the-shoulder free camera that brings the action closer than ever, combat in God of War is up close, frenetic, and unflinching. Kratos’ axe —powerful, magic and multi-faceted – is a brutal weapon as well as a versatile tool for exploration

Final Deadpool 2 trailer

Final Deadpool 2 trailer

Director: David Leitch (Atomic Blonde)
Written By: Rhett Reese (Deadpool, Zombieland) & Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland)
Cast: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War), Julian Dennison (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Morena Baccarin (Deadpool)

Synopsis: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfil his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. 

Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.

Deadpool 2 hits cinemas May 16th
Deadpool 2 : Film Review




DISGAEA 1 COMPLETE COMES TO NINTENDO SWITCH™ & PLAYSTATION®4 THIS YEARNIS America is happy to announce that Disgaea 1 Complete will be coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this year!
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Disgaea franchise, Disgaea 1 Complete brings the original saga, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, to modern consoles with upgraded graphics and the classic gameplay that fans know and love!

About the game:
The Overlord is dead. The Netherworld is in turmoil. Time to kick some ass! Netherworld Prince Laharl awakens to fight for his throne and it’s up to him and some unlikely allies to defend what is rightfully his. Together with his devious vassal Etna, the angel trainee Flonne, and a whole cavalcade of explosive characters, Laharl will slash, shoot, and punch his way to the top. Build your squad to level 9999 and unleash crazy special skills, team attacks, and spells to deal millions of points of damage in this zany high-definition remake of an RPG classic.

Key Features: 
Feel the Wrath of Laharl! - Take control of Prince Laharl as he conquers the Netherworld to become the Overlord in this zany story of assassins, Prinnies, and robots!
Hours of Darkness! – The original Disgaea is back and better than ever! Play through the main story, or try Etna Mode with extra characters not found in the original release! Get lost in the Item World for hundreds of hours of fast-paced strategy RPG action, now in HD for the first time!
LEVEL UP, DOOD! – Level up anything from characters to items to shops, all while wearing 100-ton boxers! Things not working out in your favor? Head to the Dark Assembly, and change the laws of the Netherworld!

Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered: PS4 Review

Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered: PS4 Review

Platform: PS4
Released by Ubisoft

Back in 2014, Assassin's Creed: Rogue became one of the last of the franchise to be launched on the last gen consoles.
Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered: PS4 Review

Although it was the seventh installment in the franchise, it lacked the edge to be the breakthrough of the series and appeared at the time Assassin's Creed: Unity was powering up the next gen consoles and inspiring what was next for the Templars and the fight.

Centring around follows Shay Patrick Cormac, an Assassin-turned-Templar who hunts down former members of his Brotherhood after being betrayed by them. Using the usual stealth methods, Assassin's Creed: Rogue sets you on the quest during the Seven Years War to achieve Shay's aims.

While the original game paled a little next to what had been achieved with Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and hinted a lot at repetition of what had already been done, the remaster does little except upgrade the graphics and tinkers not a jot with the actual gameplay.
Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered: PS4 Review

Thankfully, the locations look stunning and the game's done much to improve the vistas of what's around - but it's a fairly basic remaster in that little to nothing is done to build on what made the game good and also, what made the game weak.

It may feel like it added new elements in to what went before, but given Assassin's Creed: Origins added much to the franchise in terms of story, mechanics and ideas, the remaster of Rogue seems a little unnecessary and a reminder of where the Assassin's Creed franchise sort of flounders from time to time.

The Equaliser 2: Trailer launch

The Equaliser 2: Trailer launch


Action Thriller:
Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?
The Equalizer 2

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders with Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle: Blu Ray Review

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle: Blu Ray Review

Positioning itself with its tongue firmly in its cheek at times, and aiming squarely at the family market, the next generation version of Jumanji is surprisingly a relatively fun, fluffy movie that builds on the original and yet somehow becomes its own beast.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle: Film Review

20 years after the game was discovered initially, it's re-discovered in a basement of a group of four teenagers confined to detention (can you say Breakfast Club?). But the game is now a video game and when the nerd, the jock, the silent beauty and the self-obsessed girl all wind up inside it by accident, it's a race against time to save Jumanji and escape...

Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle is a bit more fun than you'd expect, largely due to the Rock goofing off in the film and cocking a snook at his persona of rugged action hero.

While Jack Black's attempts to channel an Instagram obsessed teenager occasionally resort to a little bit creepy and the attempts to explain why Karen Gillan's video avatar is so skimpily clothed and behaves like a stripper at one point rankle, there's actually a reasonable pace that carries Jumanji Welcome To the Jungle along at such a pace it's almost infectious and distracts from the levity of the script.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle: Film Review

It's largely due to the core cast's chemistry, and even if the rest of what transpires is shallow, it does work well from this factor.

Adhering to the rules of video games and channeling the ethos well, Kasdan gives the film an internal logic that helps greatly (even if his villain seems a little weak in the wash). Channeling Hardcore Henry at the start and NPC elements of video games, as well as some meta moments involving cut scenes, helps it riff on its Uncharted / Indiana Jones / Jumanji vibe. (Though no points to the OTT Sony PlayStation product placement early on)

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle: Film Review

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle may not win any awards for being the greatest film of the year, but it has to be said, its pace, willingness to send up its heroes and build on Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson's Central Intelligence chemistry help it to carve out its own strong niche in the family outing market.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle does goofy well and its learning lessons may be obvious to many, but given its success at the box office and its ability to bring families to it's "You only have one life and it matters" message are nothing to be sniffed at.

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom's new trailer has new dinosaur

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom's new trailer has new dinosaur

The new and final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has arrived ahead of its release in cinemas June 21.

Directed by: J.A. Bayona (The Impossible)

Written by: Derek Connolly (Kong: Skull Island), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World)

Jurassic World Fallen KingdomStarring: Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World, Black Mirror), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Thor: Ragnarok)

Synopsis: It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment.  Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. 

Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. 

Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times