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Ubisoft's For Honor on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
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Ubisoft announces For Honor closed Beta coming January 2017Ubisoft has announced that the For Honor Closed Beta will be available in January 2017. Players will be able to step onto the war-torn lands of Ashfeld, Valkenheim and Myre with brand new multiplayer experiences that showcase the age old war between Vikings, Samurai and Knights.

Coinciding with the closed beta, Ubisoft will launch War of the Factions, a pre-launch limited time event that will answer the question: When the mighty Vikings, Samurai and Knights finally collide on the same battlefield…who will reign supreme?

War of the Factions will track all multiplayer activity across all platforms in the closed beta launching January 2017. Rewards will be given to warriors participating in the beta as well as the winning faction...

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Don Coscarelli's THE PHANTASM COLLECTION on Blu-ray
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Don Coscarelli's THE PHANTASM COLLECTION Arrives on Blu-ray March 28 in a Terrifying Six-Disc Box SetOne of the world’s most popular franchises in the history of horror, the Phantasm film series has terrified fans for generations. Well Go USA Entertainment answers the prayers of those fans with the highly anticipated release of THE PHANTASM COLLECTION, a six-disc Blu-ray™ box set debuting on March 28. The collection features all five frightening films in the series – PHANTASM: REMASTERED (1979), PHANTASM II (1988), PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD (1994), PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION (1998) and the most recent installment PHANTASM: RAVAGER (2016). In all five films in Don Coscarelli’s iconic series, Mike (Michael Baldwin) faces off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm) and his lethal arsenal of terrible weapons.

The sixth disc of THE PHANTASM COLLECTION features vintage special features, including...

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Motion Picture and Video Lighting, 2nd Edition
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Motion Picture and Video Lighting, 2nd Edition from Focal PressFocal Press has published Motion Picture and Video Lighting, 2nd Edition.

Motion Picture and Video Lighting, Second Edition, is the indispensable guide to film and video lighting. Written by the author of the industry bible Cinematography, this book explores technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. It will show you not only how to light, but why. Written by an experienced professional, this comprehensive book explores light and color theory, equipment, and techniques to make every scene look its best.

Now in full color, Motion Picture and Video Lighting is heavily illustrated with photos and diagrams throughout...

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Roland GO:MIXER Compact Audio Mixer for Smartphones
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Roland Introduces GO:MIXER Compact Audio Mixer for SmartphonesRoland has introduced GO:MIXER, a compact audio mixer for smartphone video production. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, GO:MIXER connects digitally via an included cable, providing clear stereo sound that's a marked upgrade over using the phone's built-in mono mic or analog line input. With multiple inputs available, users can connect a mic, musical instruments, media players, and gaming consoles and mix them all together live while they shoot. Ultra-portable and simple to use, GO:MIXER is the ideal solution for adding a pro sound touch to social media videos. At the recent CES annual trade show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Roland GO:MIXER received acclaim from leading industry journalists, winning three Best of CES 2017 awards.

With the great video quality of today's smartphones, capturing music performances and other types of content has never been easier...

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Nintendo Switch Video Game System
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Nintendo Switch Launches March 3 revealing Upcoming Games and New Hardware FeaturesNintendo announced that the new Nintendo Switch system will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017 at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States.

The system will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. Two stylish versions of the system will be released: a version with a set of gray Joy-Con, and a version with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con. Both versions will be the same price.

“Nintendo Switch is a brand-new kind of home gaming system that offers a wide variety of play modes,” said Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima...

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TurboTax 2016 Tax Software with SmartLook
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TurboTax: Taxes Done Smarter, Together - Now with SmartLookTurboTax®, the nation’s leading preparer of federal tax returns, just got more personal. For the upcoming tax season TurboTax, from Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), offers customers on-demand assistance through a one-way video connection to a live TurboTax expert and CPAs or enrolled agents who can provide real-time, personalized answers.

“With TurboTax, ‘do-it-yourself’ doesn’t mean you’re alone,” said Dan Wernikoff, executive vice president and general manager of Intuit’s TurboTax business. “With SmartLook, TurboTax has a breakthrough service that delivers human help, on demand in the palm of your hand. You get expert assurance so that you can be confident your taxes are done right and you’re getting every dollar you deserve.”

TurboTax Online Deluxe, Premier and Self-Employed products for 2016 taxes include:...

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Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro
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New Samsung Chromebooks Feature 360-degree Rotating Quad HD Touchscreen and Built-In PenSamsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced the Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro, the latest generation of its Chromebooks that pairs the power and productivity of a laptop with the flexibility and versatility of a tablet. Samsung and Google partnered to design this next generation Chromebook, which is born at the intersection of hardware and software innovation. The Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro are designed for Google Play so you can use all the apps you love in addition to movies, books and music. The new Samsung Chromebooks also offer a 360-degree rotating touchscreen, quad HD screen, built-in digitized pen and new lightweight metal design.

“Since launching our first Chromebook over five years ago, we have continued to improve the product, developing a computer that not only fits into consumers’ lifestyles, but makes their lives easier, more mobile and more productive,” said Alanna Cotton, vice president of product marketing at Samsung Electronics America...

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New Wemo Mini Smart Plug and Wemo Dimmer Light Switch
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Wemo Expands Smart Switch Lineup With Two New Products - Wemo Mini Smart Plug and Wemo Dimmer Light SwitchContinuing to expand its award-winning Internet of Things ecosystem, Wemo®, the smart home brand from Belkin International, has announced two new smart switch products, the Wemo Mini Smart Plug and the Wemo Dimmer Light Switch.

"In 2016, we doubled down on our app, making enhancements to ensure that the Wemo experience is best-in-class, so we're excited to launch two new pieces of hardware in early 2017. With Mini and Dimmer, we are rounding out our smart switch line-up, enabling new experiences and making Wemo even more approachable and easier to use," said Brian Van Harlingen, Belkin's chief technology officer.

Wemo Mini (F7C063): Big on smarts, but small in stature, the Wemo Mini is a smart plug that connects everyday household items to the Wemo app so you can control them from your phone or through voice commands...

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ALLIED on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD
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ALLIED debuts on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray February 28th and on Digital HD February 14th from ParamountHailed as “gripping, powerful, and epic ” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) Academy Award®-winning* director Robert Zemeckis’ (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) seductive thriller ALLIED makes its home entertainment debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand February 28, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD February 14.

Oscar® winners Brad Pitt** and Marion Cotillard*** star as Max Vatan and Marianne Beauséjour, two of the world’s deadliest spies, who fall in love while undercover on a top-secret mission and marry during World War II. But when Max learns his wife may be secretly conspiring with the enemy, he has only 72 hours to prove her innocence and save his family before he must do the unthinkable. The film features an outstanding supporting cast including Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”), Jared Harris (“The Crown”), August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds) and Matthew Goode (“Downton Abbey”)...

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FORCE: Drawing Human Anatomy
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FORCE: Drawing Human Anatomy from CRC PressCRC Press has published FORCE: Drawing Human Anatomy. The newest book in Michael Mattesi’s Force Drawing series takes movement to the next level.

Force: Drawing Human Anatomy, explores the different facets of motion and the human body. As opposed to the memorization technique, Mattesi stresses the function of each body part and how gravity relative to different poses affects the aesthetics and form of muscle.

The chapters are divided by the different parts of the body, thus allowing the reader to concentrate on mastery one body part at a time. Color coded images detail each muscle and their different angles. Special consideration is given to anatomy for animation, allowing the reader to create a character that is anatomically accurate in both stillness and motion...

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MAN DOWN on Blu-ray and DVD
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MAN DOWN - Starring Shia LaBeouf and Gary Oldman - On Blu-ray and DVD March 7 from LionsgateThe mind-bending war thriller Man Down heads home on Digital HD on February 21 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand on March 7 from Lionsgate. Shia LaBeouf stars as a former U.S. Marine who returns home from Afghanistan to a completely different world, and sets out on a mission to find his estranged wife and son.

Nominated for Best Film at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, this psychological suspense-thriller features stellar performances from Jai Courtney, Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman (Best Leading Actor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2011), Emmy® nominee Kate Mara (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Netflix’s “House of Cards,” 2014) and Emmy® nominee Clifton Collins Jr. (Outstanding Supporting Actor, Thief, 2006). The Man Down Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively...

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TRESPASS AGAINST US on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital
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TRESPASS AGAINST US arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 7 from LionsgateAcademy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender (Best Actor, Steve Jobs, 2015) and Golden Globe® nominee Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) star in the riveting action-filled crime thriller Trespass Against Us on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 7 from Lionsgate. Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, the movie examines the tension between family loyalty and personal salvation. Theatrically released by A24, the film features an original score by the Grammy® Award-winning Chemical Brothers. The Trespass Against Us Blu-ray and DVD include two behind-the-scenes featurettes and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Trespass Against Us is set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of a rich countryside. Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life...

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Engineering Drawing and Design, 6th Edition
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Engineering Drawing and Design, 6th Edition from CengageCengage has published Engineering Drawing and Design, 6th Edition.

For more than 25 years, students have relied on this trusted text for easy-to-read, comprehensive drafting and design instruction that complies with the latest ANSI and ASME industry standards for mechanical drafting. The Sixth Edition of ENGINEERING DRAWING AND DESIGN continues this tradition of excellence with a multitude of real, high-quality industry drawings and more than 1,000 drafting, design, and practical application problems—including many new to the current edition.

The text showcases actual product designs in all phases, from concept through manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. In addition, the engineering design process now features new material related to production practices...

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Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach, 2nd Edition
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Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach, 2nd Edition from CengageCengage has published Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach, 2nd Edition.

This book builds on the strength of the first edition, adding to the book’s real-world focus with practical examples and case histories woven throughout the text. You’ll find more explicit focus on the marketing use of popular social media platforms, including both those that are well established and those that are emerging.

Conceptual frameworks and the explication of a social media marketing plan are illustrated using a strong example. This edition’s conceptual frameworks are strengthened with additional teaching concepts, and best practices are emphasized. The authors provide a variety of social media initiatives to help you keep up with...

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Your Career: How To Make It Happen, 9th Edition
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Your Career: How To Make It Happen, 9th Edition from CengageCengage has published Your Career: How To Make It Happen, 9th Edition.

A best-selling, indispensable resource, YOUR CAREER: HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, 9E provides a step-by-step guide to finding and keeping an ideal job. This edition is packed with timely, innovative resources students can use now and throughout their careers. This book effectively divides the tasks of self-inventory and marketing oneself to prospective employers into five manageable phases. Each chapter provides practical advice that readers can personalize to their own goals. Guided activities help students stand out as strong candidates for jobs in their career fields. Ideal for Professional/Career Development, Job Search, Resume Writing, or Interviewing courses, YOUR CAREER, 9E thoroughly covers career self-assessment, employer research, career networking, job search/interviewing, self-marketing, and career building strategies. Explicit instructions help readers combine personal networking with online tools and social media to land career-building jobs...

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