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    Holiday Gift Guide – Spotlight: Image Entertainment

    Posted in News and Opinions by Gino Sassani on December 8th, 2010

    For the third straight day Upcomingdiscs is here to help you with that home theater fanatic on your Christmas list. There’s a ton of stuff out there to pick from. Leave it to us to help you pick out just the right gift. If the gift is a hit, we don’t mind if you take all of the credit. Of course, if the gift isn’t a hit, we’ll take the heat for you. But the only heat there’s going to be this holiday season is the warm glow of a high-definition monitor and a few classic television shows via Image Entertainment.
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    Holiday Gift Guide – Spotlight FOX/MGM

    Posted in News and Opinions by Gino Sassani on December 7th, 2010

    Upcomingdiscs continues with our handy Holiday Guide. Once again we’ve come up with those special Blu-ray releases out there that will showcase your friend’s new Blu-ray player or high-definition television.

    With FOX/MGM we get into a couple of titles that are collections of classic films. These are the kind of releases that might be a little heavier on the budget. That makes them the kind of thing less people are likely to buy for themselves. It also gives you the chance to swoop in and be there hero on Christmas morning.
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    Holiday Gift Guide – Spotlight Disney

    Posted in News and Opinions by Gino Sassani on December 6th, 2010

    As Christmas gets closer, some of you are wondering what to get that home video nut on your Christmas list. Upcomingdiscs has decided to help you figure out what get the person who loves home video.

    A lot of folks will be entering the Blu-ray market this year. The format is on solid footing these days. You can bet that someone on your list is going to get a Blu-ray player for the first time this holiday season. What better way to help them out then to give them a hand building up that high definition library?
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    “31 Days of Terror” Bioshock II – The Experience

    Posted in 1 - 8 players, 2k Games, First Person Shooter, News and Opinions, Random Fun, Xbox 360 by Michael Durr on October 29th, 2010

    Hopefully most of you enjoyed my experience of the first Bioshock game a couple of weeks back. Truth is, I’m still playing the first Bioshock, it is getting regular rotation with NBA 2k11 and Lego Rock Band. But, in an attempt to completely confuse myself, I decided to go ahead and tackle the sequel with only paper knowledge of the ending. This should go over as well as my first marriage. With only slightly less bloodshed.
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    “31 Days of Terror” Bioshock I – The Experience

    Posted in 1 player, 2k Games, First Person Shooter, News and Opinions, Random Fun, Xbox 360 by Michael Durr on October 15th, 2010

    Most people have figured out by reading my reviews, columns and other assorted passages of bloggery that I’m wired a little bit different. Most people wouldn’t have the guts (or foolishness) to write a gaming column for four years on a site that is dominated by movie reviews. Contrary to many other review writers, I am interested in the story rather than the technical specs. It’s no wonder that last year’s 31 days of Horror, I wrote a rather long review on The Thing without even touching any information about the dvd or blu-ray release.
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    Reviewers Wanted: Join The Upcomingdisc Family

    Posted in News and Opinions, Site News by Gino Sassani on September 27th, 2010

    As more and more titles pour into our offices here at Upcomingdiscs, we find ourselves in need of more writers.

    If you think you might like to write for the site, click on the rest of this post for more information. Please read the entire post carefully before you apply.


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    The “Little Bit of Butters” sweepstakes

    Posted in News and Opinions by Gino Sassani on September 21st, 2010

    The “Little Bit of Butters” sweepstakes launched Monday September 13th and will run for four weeks with a grand prize of $5000 Butters Pimp Cash.  The sweepstakes page is located here http://www.southparkstudios.com/butters_dvd and features a selection of videos and images that give fans a deeper look into A Little Box of Butters.

    Dates & Prizing

    • September 13th – Sweepstakes launches and microsite goes live at 12pm EST.
    • September 20th - Drawing for the first week’s prize – 100 White Swallows Bath Towels
    • September 27th – Drawing for the second week’s prize – 10 $50 Hot Topic Gift Cards
    • October 4th – Drawing for the third week’s prize – 10 Framed Copies of Butters School Portrait
    • October 11th – Drawing for fourth week’s prize – 5 $50 Check Cards with the recommended use at Bennigans

    ·         October 11th – Grand Prize Drawing – $5,000 Butters Pimp Cash

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    PRINCE OF PERSIA Choose Your Own Adventure Sweepstakes!

    Posted in News and Opinions by Gino Sassani on September 21st, 2010

    Choose your own adventure as PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SAND OF TIME comes to Blu-ray and DVD on September 14th.

    In celebration of the upcoming release of PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME on Blu-ray and DVD, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment  has launched the PRINCE OF PERSIA SWEEPSTAKES.

    Enter for a chance to win a family trip for four to any Delta Vacations Worldwide Destination.

    Visit http://www.disneymovierewards.go.com/promotions/sweepstakes/PrinceOfPersia?cmp=dmov_dmr_syn_princesweeps to get the details and enter today.

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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on August 11th, 2010

    NHL 11 Microtransactions, Pinball Wizards, and Kinect Does Sign Language? – Welcome to the column that is the best in the world at what it does (which is?) known as Dare to Play the Game.

    I think I have Lips fever. (It is like cowbell fever but with less clanging) I’ve been playing the Lips games quite a bit. For some reason, I have flashbacks of college when all I did was visit smoky bars and sing songs.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on August 4th, 2010

    Bungie Penalizes Ragequitters, Console Corporate Hacking, and Making Your Fable 3 Villager? – Welcome to the column that is the president of Ragejoiners of America known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Most of you will be happy to know that I started a new game this week while finishing off some achievements for Marvel vs Capcom 2.
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    Get A Limited Dollhouse Lithograph From Fox

    Posted in News and Opinions by Gino Sassani on August 1st, 2010

    We want to offer a very special gift to fans of Dollhouse and Joss Whedon.  This is to coincide with the super sexy release of Dollhouse Season 2 on Blu-ray and DVD October 12, which includes 13 episodes from the final season of the series. Anyone who pre-orders Dollhouse Season 2 over at http://www.foxconnect.com/dollhouse-season-2-blu-ray-comic-con.html will receive a free lithograph poster – but only while supplies last!

    Also, UPS Ground Shipping on these pre-orders will be free and you will receive a 10% discount on your order (for a limited time only).

    All you have to do is use the following code: “Echo”, which is good now through August 15th , will apply a 10% discount to your order, the SDCC litho, and free UPS ground shipping

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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on July 28th, 2010

    Final Fantasy XIV ESRB Rating, Street Fighter X Tekken, and Jailbreaking is okay? – Welcome to the column that will be quite happy when streaking is determined to be socially and legally acceptable known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Nothing to report on World of Warcraft this week, because I’m not playing. Yep, the extent of my Warcraft life this week was reading Arthas: Rise of the Lich King by Christie Golden and watching my wife play her Gnome Warrior (tank spec) named Ankletank.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on July 21st, 2010

    Alternatives to Split Screen Multiplayer, Plants vs Zombies, and Centipede making a comeback? – Welcome to the column that would like to know what happened to their parachute pants known as Dare to Play the Game.

    As of Saturday morning, I am officially done with World of Warcraft until Cataclysm drops. I’m played my priest mostly, completing some last minute heroics which included exalted status with the Kirin Tor as well as enough marks to get an epic neck piece.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on July 14th, 2010

    Ubisoft and 3d, Big Ben in Madden, and 3ds can stop Piracy? – Welcome to the column that thinks you will find them a slasher…of prices known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Welp, we are entering the last week of my WoW account until Cataclysm. After that, I’ll either be forced to play on my wife’s account or just cool it down for a while.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on July 7th, 2010

    Eating Farmville, Manute Bol in NBA Jam, and a Call of Duty MMO? – Welcome to the column that caters to hobbits and gnomes who are addicted to Pixy Stix known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Well, with a little bit of work I now have a gearscore that exceeds 2000 on my dwarf priest on World of Warcraft. In addition, he reached 5000 gold and purchased his epic flying.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on June 30th, 2010

    Gaming with Criminals, Kinect is like Super Mario Bros & Mario Kart restores Vision? – Welcome to the column that will make you go blind if you don’t use both hands known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Honestly, I didn’t do too much in the land de World of Warcraft. Mostly I gathered some Frost and Triumph emblems for my dwarf via Ahune (Mid-Summer Holiday boss) and a few heroics.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on June 23rd, 2010

    Xbox Kinect Bowling, Sony Talks About 3DS & Microsoft pushes again for PC Gaming? – Welcome to the column that thinks 3d gaming needs a large slap of reality known as Dare to Play the Game.

    I’m back for another week with more World of Warcraft gaming nonsense. As it turns out, I did play my dwarf priest some more but most of my weekend involved getting my troll rogue closer to 80.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on June 16th, 2010

    Some E3 News, Summer of XBLA Arcade is back & What exactly is a Kinect? – Welcome to the column that will make the announcement at E3 that they write a gaming column every Wednesday known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Well, I did it, finally. On Sunday, my Dwarf Priest finally reached level 80. Oddly enough, it was accomplished in Utgarde Pinnacle on the very last boss.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on June 9th, 2010

    Lawsuits against Final Fantasy, Dungeon Siege 3 Info & Booth Babe restrictions? – Welcome to the column that is considering the idea of launching an expo called Gaming Pron 2011 featuring nothing but booth babes known as Dare to Play the Game.

    All is better in World of Warcraft. After a second GM ticket and a lot more waiting, Sarah’s account is back for the most part. They restored Sarah’s 2 80’s, her 78 and my 75 rogue all in one piece from what I can tell.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on June 2nd, 2010

    Prince of Persia Box Office, PSPGo still Sucks & Hidden Xbox 360 games? – Welcome to the column that had its pile of shame declared a national terrorist threat known as Dare to Play the Game.

    Well there is some good news and some bad news this week in the land of the World of Warcraft. Good news, my dwarf shadow priest is level 79 and about half-way home to 80.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on May 26th, 2010

    The Fall of the PSP, No German Violent Games Ban & Nintendo doesn’t make games for kids? – Welcome to the column that was two hundred columns in the making known as Dare to Play the Game.

    I’m back from vacation, thanks for noticing. Thank you even if you didn’t notice, now quick you have 199 columns to read before you can enjoy this one (I have to get my hits somehow)
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on May 12th, 2010

    Project Ten Dollar, 451 Weeks & Obama Doesn’t Know How to Work an XBox? – Welcome to the column that doesn’t know the first thing about politics but at least we are honest about it known as Dare to Play the Game.

    I spent most of this week in between good ole World of Warcraft and Final Fight Double Impact. For Final Fight/Magic Sword, I took the time to beat each game (or in the case of Final Fight 3 times) at least once and get half of the achievements.
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    Upcomingdiscs Is Now On Facebook

    Posted in News and Opinions by Gino Sassani on May 5th, 2010

    Hey Gang,

    We’ve hit Twitter, now it’s Facebook.

    Be sure to stop by and become a fan.

    We’ll be offering exclusive contests to our Fans this Summer.

    So join the fun at Upcomingdiscs on Facebook. Use the link to the right.

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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on May 5th, 2010

    Fallout 3: New Vegas, Super Mario Crossover & When Will I Quit Gaming? – Welcome to the column that dares anybody to rip the controller from his cold dead hands known as Dare to Play the Game.

    So, I looked at Tecmo Bowl Throwback all of last week and I simply could not bring myself to buy the darn thing. There is honestly only one reason why.
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    Dare to Play the Game

    Posted in Dare to Play the Game, News and Opinions by Michael Durr on April 28th, 2010

    Level Creation in Dante’s Inferno, Three Years of LOTR Online & ESRB isn’t good enough? – Welcome to the column that wishes to submit a new rating of C (for Crap) to the ESRB known as Dare to Play the Game.

    I’ve been playing some fighting games lately. As some of you know, I’ve been collecting old xbox original games and came upon a complete copy of Dead or Alive 3 for $5.
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