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Blondie’s Musical Archives is Coming in One Big Z2 Package!

15 Jul

Blondie Against The Odds

In the mid-70s, singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein were more than pioneers. Not only did they pioneer the new wave genre, but also broke the mold for what the New York sound was about. The band Blondie was more than a punk rock band too. From their self-titled debut album, “In the Flesh” got heads turning, and all it took were two more albums before they became mainstream with the disco-infused “Heart of Glass.”

I fell in love with their music somewhere in between, and back then, all I had were regular magazines to get any information about who they were. We didn’t have the Internet back then. Because they were relatively young, and as their fame grew, so did my passion to collect all their albums.

Coinciding with the upcoming launch of the Blondie: Against The Odds graphic novel–which features a short biography, and stories based on their music–this fall, Z2 Comics and Blondie will include the 124-track archival box set Against the Odds 1974 – 1982 too! It’s a curated collection, remastered from original analog tapes on vinyl and I can’t be any more excited. Now if only they can visit Victoria, BC and perform here! Realistically, it’d have to be in Vancouver, BC; I’ll be fine with that too.

The album will be out on August 26, 2022, but if you’re patient, buying the version with the graphic novel will make the experience all the more worthwhile.

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From the Z2 Press Release:

The package features 52 bonus tracks across four albums—Plaza Sound, Parallel Beats, Coca Cola, and Home Sounds—and comes with a 128-page hardcover book inside a foil-wrapped slipcase.

The package definitively captures the iconic band’s inception and rise, as Blondie merged disco, rock, and beyond in the punk cradle of New York City’s Lower East Side. Limited to 100 copies, the Blondie 1974-1982: Against The Odds 4-LP box set will be released in platinum editions of the Blondie: Against The Odds graphic novel anthology.

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Kamen Rider Kuuga Kicks It To Gear for a Fall North American Release

7 Jul

Kamen Rider KuugaRelease Date:
September 20, 2022

In continued celebration of the landmark series’ 50th anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Toei Company Ltd., is proud to present a special Kamen Rider collection, Kamen Rider Kuuga: The Complete Series on national home entertainment shelves this Fall. Available for the first time in North America, this long-awaited 7-Disc Blu-ray set contains all 49 action-packed episodes from the original Japanese master and features separate subtitle tracks (Japanese only subtitle track and Japanese + Grongi language translation).

Kamen Rider Kuuga: The Complete Series is a must-have for loyal fans and pop-culture collectors.

This series is still available to stream online on Amazon Prime, or Shout! Factory. For fans who want the physical media, it’s now available to pre-order at ShoutFactory.com. Fans who order this title from Shout! Factory will also receive a poster, while supplies last.

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Beyond Van Gogh, The Immersive Experience is Coming to Victoria!

23 Jun

Beyond Van Gogh The Immersive Experience,Begins Oct 14th, 2022

Anyone who wants to see Van Gogh’s works come alive has another chance as Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience isn’t leaving this province just yet! After a very successful run in Vancouver It’s next stop is Victoria, BC and it’s setting up shop in the heart of Oak Bay! Here, art lovers can become completely immersed in more than 300 of the greatest works of post-Impressionist artist. They can see all of his art liberated from its two-dimensional limitations into a three-dimensional experience that exhilarates every sense and brings to life one of the most influential artists the world has known.

From the Press Release:

The sensory extravaganza is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group and will open in Victoria at the Starry Night Pavilion at Bayview Place on October 14. Open for a limited engagement, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience was created by French-Canadian Creative Director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team at Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studio.

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The Cosmic Threat is Real in Starkeepers MMORPG

13 Jun

Starkeepers Title Card

Starkeepers, the experimental community-driven MMORPG inspired by astrological myths coming to PC via Steam, made its world premiere at the IGN Summer of Gaming Expo 2022.

Wolfpack Games is an indie developer with a veteran team that includes the Head Producer for the Lord of the Rings MMO project (Leyou Technologies). Past team experience also includes development work on Warframe, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, Transformers: Cybertron Adventures, and Age of Conan – a classic MMO hit, adding a “stellar” twist to a cherished genre employing decades of combined action adventure and MMO experience.

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Krut: The Mythic Wings Puts the Legends and Lore of Southeast Asia on the Spotlight

26 May

Krut The Mythic Wings

Krut: The Mythic Wings is coming soon for gamers to take delight in! Not only is the artwork fantastic but also it takes inspiration from the legends and lore of Southeast Asia. To see the fusion of Indonesian, Cambodian and Thai beliefs (to name a few) makes up what I’m finding in this recently released trailer (see below).

There’s a lot to like if the trailer is any sign. Trying to identify the menagerie of creatures won’t be easy unless you know the legends, but they certainly demonstrate their ruthlessness in this hack-and-slash! Personally, I’m hoping the success will mean toys or a digital product line so I can have it grace my computer screen or wall. 

This a side-scrolling platformer from publisher Blowfish Studios, developers GoodJob Multimedia and Pixel Perfex, and producer RSU Horizon. A century-long battle will be rekindled on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, as well as PC and Mac via Steam, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, as revealed in Indie Live Expo.

 

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