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Saturday, Jun 10, 2017

Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Leak

EA Play 2017 gets underway later today, getting out ahead of E3 with a look at the games in development at Electronic Arts. One of the game's they will be showing is Star Wars Battlefront II, but it seemed their new gameplay trailer has leaked in advance of the event (thanks PCGamesN). The clip shows off an Assault on Theed map and Darth Maul, Rey, and Boba Fett as playable characters. Continue here to read the full story.

VR Theme Park Rides

Roller coasters make you queasy? Do you find virtual reality nauseous? Then get ready to double-upchuck with the release of VR Theme Park Rides, which is now available on Steam for HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift. Here's a trailer and here's word:
VR Theme Park Rides is a fun collection of twelve exciting VR-experiences featuring classic and thrilling theme park rides. Catering to enthusiasts of all experience levels, the collection includes something for everyone. Thrill-seekers will enjoy rides that hurl you through the air, while casual players will enjoy ground-based rides and the creepy castle of terror. Skip the line and step right up! No tickets required!


  • Castle Of Terror : Go for a scary ride in the creepy castle of terror
  • Wind Seeker : Do a vertical climb and go round in circles
  • Bumper Cars : The classic must-do ride at any theme park
  • Trumble Bug : A gentle and relaxing ground-based ride
  • Troika Trove : A real spinner with rapid turns for the daring
  • Roller Coaster : No theme park is complete without it!
  • Angry Octopus : The angry octopus invites you on a thrilling whirl
  • Super Flyer : Hang on tight for a breathtaking aerial experience
  • Awesome Airplane : No mercy in the skies as you rotate 360 degrees
  • Cliff Hanger : Your need for speed guaranteed
  • Little Teacup : The classic ride to those with fear of heights
  • Ferris Wheel : Up, up and up you go!

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Trailer

The E3 2017 trailer for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night shows off the upcoming Castlevania spiritual successor from Koji Igarashi. They say new content from the game will be shown by appointment at E3, and offer the following details on the game and the video:
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an imaginative side-scrolling RPG that takes place in 18th century England, an era when people’s lives changed dramatically with the ushering in of the Industrial Revolution. Players will take on the role of Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s demonic curse, which is slowly turning her skin to crystal. As the curse matures, Miriam drifts into a mysterious coma and awakens ten years later as a castle appears and Hell is resurrected. Now, she must travel to the castle to hunt and kill its summoner, Gebel, battling his demons as she searches for a way to stop the curse.

The trailer released today showcases an eerie new map, Church, with improved environments over earlier demos. It also demonstrates added skills for Miriam including Spear Throw, Resist Holy and Optimizer, as she uses new weapons including her Whip, Rapier and Katana to challenge a never-before-seen boss, Bloodless. Witness the bloody battle here:
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Out of the Blue

It is a pungent morning here at the BlueTower, as something upset a skunk enough to get it to spray. It was pretty nearby too, as the scent is overpowering. This recalls the heyday of Hudson the wonder dog, who engaged in a lifelong war against skunks and got sprayed frequently. And while I'd gladly put up with her skunkiness to have her here with me right now, I have to admit the Gunnar-man's peaceful behavior is a blessing in this regard, since as bad as it is having this smell outside, having a sprayed dog come in the house could possibly trigger vomiting, that's how overpowering the smell is. Pee-eww.

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