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PAC-MAN 256 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
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PAC-MAN Celebrates His 36th Birthday With New Gaming TitlesIt’s hard to believe that our favorite 80’s arcade icon is now 36 years old, but age has not slowed PAC down one bit. After a wild weekend celebrating his 36th birthday (May 22); PAC is back, staring in new action-packed videogames!

To kick things off, the hit mobile game, PAC-MAN™ 256, will be coming to consoles and PCs on June 21st for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC through STEAM. PAC-MAN 256 gives fans the ability to play the award winning mobile game on consoles with new exclusive features. In addition to social sharing capabilities and 10 unlocked themes from the mobile game, players will be able to play with up to four of their friends via the local co-op multiplayer mode. Players will have to work together to eat all of the Pac-Dots & Power Pellets, while escaping the notorious clutches of Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde...

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The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray and DVD
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The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray and DVD August 16th from Warner Bros.Put the drama on fast-forward with another season of epic thrills and romance as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray and DVD on August 16, 2016. Fans can devour all 22 one-hour episodes from season seven and feast on an hour of gripping extras - including a brand-new featurette, the 2015 Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Seventh Season will be priced to own on DVD at $49.99 SRP and on Blu-ray including Digital HD at $54.97 SRP.

In season seven, after saying an emotional goodbye to Elena Gilbert, some characters will recover while others falter. As Damon and Stefan's mother, Lily (guest star Annie Wersching - 24, Bosch), tries to drive a wedge between the Salvatore brothers, hope remains that Stefan and Caroline's love story is tough enough to survive...

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Lucifer: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD
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Lucifer: The Complete First Season arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 23rd from Warner Bros.Just in time for the second season, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you the 'hottest' new series with the release of Lucifer: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray & DVD on August 23, 2016. Lucifer delivers over 8 million Total Viewers weekly, and is the #3 scripted series on FOX with Households and Total Viewers*. Fans will feel the burn as they binge on all 13 devilishly delightful episodes from the first season, and indulge in the gripping extras including the 2015 Comic-Con panel, featurettes, character profiles, deleted scenes and a gag reel.

Lucifer: The Complete First Season, on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, will be available at all major retailers, and is priced to own at $39.99 SRP. Lucifer: The Complete First Season comes to Blu-rayTM courtesy of Warner Archive, and will include all bonus features on the DVD. The Blu-ray...

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The Originals: The Complete Third Season on DVD
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The Originals: The Complete Third Season arrives on DVD September 20th from Warner Bros.To satisfy fans' bloodlust for action and drama before the season four premieres on The CW, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release The Originals: The Complete Third Season on DVD on September 20, 2016. To date, The Originals delivers nearly 1.7 million viewers weekly.* Quench your thirst on all 22 one-hour episodes from season three, and feast on the spellbinding extras - including the 2015 Comic-Con panel, a featurette, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. The Originals: The Complete Third Season will be priced to own on DVD at $44.98.

To satisfy continuing fan demand, The Originals: The Complete Third Season comes to Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive. The Blu-ray release, which includes all bonus features on the DVD edition, will also be available on September 20, 2016 at Amazon.com and all online retailers.

The original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson and his brother Elijah have spent 1,000 years fighting to protect their dysfunctional family, but now...

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Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer
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Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook from Focal PressFocal Press has published Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook.

Coming from the perspective that true inspiration and great image making are at the core of any high-level photographic endeavour, Achieving Your Potential as a Digital Photographer presents an organized and cohesive plan for kickstarting creativity, and then taking the resulting work into the real world.

The ideas presented have been formulated by Harold Davis over many years working as a creative artist and award-wining photographer, and in the celebrated workshops he has developed and led all around the world. These concepts are presented with accompanying exercises so that readers can put them into everyday practice as well as workbook pages bound into the book for note taking and journaling...

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Plugable USB-C Display Docks
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Plugable Launches First Complete USB-C Dock LineUSB hardware innovator Plugable Technologies today launched the industry’s first wave of USB-C docking stations with both Power Delivery and DisplayPort Alternate Mode support.

“USB-C’s two most radical changes are the ability to negotiate charging levels (up to 100W), and direct ownership of the wire for high performance displays, etc.,” said Bernie Thompson, Plugable Technologies’ Founder.

These features require hardware support in both the host system and the device. The Plugable UD-CA1 Docking Station ($129 - available today) integrates support for both of these new capabilities, along with the full set of standard USB docking features like wired network, audio, and extra USB ports...

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OVERWATCH on PC, PS4, and Xbox One
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OVERWATCH - Blizzard Entertainment's futuristic team-based shooter available today on PC, PS4, and Xbox One“The world could always use more heroes”—and today, the watch begins for gamers around the globe. After drawing more than 9.7 million players to Blizzard Entertainment’s biggest open beta ever, Overwatch®—the company’s team-based first-person shooter—is now live on Windows® PC, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One!

Overwatch takes place on a near-future Earth, where teams of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities clash for control of key locations around the world, from serene castle grounds in Japan to mech-production facilities in the wintry heart of Russia. The game features a diverse cast of 21 unique heroes—including Tracer, the time-jumping adventurer; McCree, the outlaw gunslinger; and Winston, the brilliant gorilla scientist—each armed with signature weapons and awe-inspiring abilities. These extraordinary characters must team up and work together to complete critical objectives in a variety of unique play modes, including Assault, Escort, and Control. Players are able to swap heroes to adapt to the ever-changing situation on the battlefield—the action is fast and fun, and the tactical possibilities are endless...

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THE BOSS on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD
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THE BOSS arrives on Digital HD July 12 and Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand July 26 from Universal PicturesAcademy Award®-nominated Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat) takes charge in the outrageous, hilarious new comedy The Boss, arriving on Digital HD on July 12, 2016, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on July 26, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature even more fun and hilarity with deleted scenes, extended scenes, a gag reel, and alternate ending not seen in theaters! The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD also feature even more extras including an exclusive look at Melissa’s original 2005 comedy performance as Michelle Darnell at the world famous Groundlings – the act that brought The Boss to life!

Melissa McCarthy stars as Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is so quick to forgive and forget. With nowhere to go and no one to scam, Michelle is forced to move in with former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell – Frozen, “House of Lies”) and her young daughter, Rachel. Now at her lowest point, Michelle wastes no time in devising a winner-take-all plan to rebuild her empire. Can she reclaim her status as the No. 1 screwer, or will the love of one family screw her for good?...

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The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics, 3rd Edition
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The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation, Third Edition from CRC PressCRC Press has published The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation, Third Edition.

Blender is a free and open source graphics program for computer modeling and animation. It contains all the tools necessary for creating models and scenes that may be made into still images or animated movies. Like its predecessors, the third edition of The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling and Animation provides a single, comprehensive, up-to-date source for using Blender. It introduces the Blender features with examples and diagrams referenced to the graphical user interface (GUI), the arrangement of windows and panels containing the controls for operating the program.

In addition to revisions to match the most recent version of Blender, fresh examples have been added. The contents have been...

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Directors Tell the Story, 2nd Edition
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Directors Tell the Story: Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing, 2nd Ed from Focal PressFocal Press has published Directors Tell the Story: Master the Craft of Television and Film Directing, 2nd Edition from Focal Press.

Move over, movies: the freshest storytelling today is on television, where the multi-episodic format is used for rich character development and innovative story arcs. Directors Tell the Story, Second Editionoffers rare insight and advice straight from two A-list television directors whose credits include NCIS, NCIS New Orleans, Nashville, Criminal Minds and many more.

Here, in one volume, learn everything you need to know to become an excellent director, not merely a good one. Covering everything through prep, shoot, and post, the authors offer practical instruction on how to...

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THE TRUST on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital
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THE TRUST debuts on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital August 2 from Lionsgate Home EntertainmentAcademy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995) and Elijah Wood star in the action-heist film, The Trust, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD on August 2 from Lionsgate. Currently available On Demand, the film had its world premiere at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. Including two behind-the-scenes featurettes and audio commentary with the directors, The Trust Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood star as Vegas cops who stumble upon the location of a hidden vault belonging to local drug dealers. Immediately, they devise a master plan to make off with the mad stacks of cash they are sure are stored within. But what they find inside puts their lives in grave danger in this action-packed, twist-filled crime-thriller...

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JOBY GorillaPod Speaker Stand for Bluetooth Speakers
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JOBY Elevates Portable Bluetooth Speakers with All-Terrain GorillaPod Speaker StandJOBY elevates the listening experience of portable Bluetooth® speakers with the GorillaPod Speaker Stand. The iconic and award-winning GorillaPod design provides a compact, lightweight, and flexible solution that can be set up anywhere. The GorillaPod Speaker Stand fits most top-selling wireless speakers, including the Beats Pill, Ultimate Ears Boom, Jambox, Sony SRSX2, JBL Pulse, among others.

"Placing portable speakers on surfaces like the ground or tabletops can often result in a decrease in the quality of the speaker's sound with an increase in sound vibration," said Tim Grimmer, vice president of Brand and Product for JOBY. "With the GorillaPod Speaker Stand, music lovers can now achieve ultimate sound quality and a premium listening experience with their portable speakers by placing them on virtually any surface or location..."

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Batman: Return to Arkham for PS4 and Xbox One
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Batman: Return to Arkham for PS4 and Xbox OneWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Return to Arkham. The new title bundles Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, two of the most critically acclaimed videogames on the last generation of gaming consoles. Both are being remastered for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One using Unreal Engine 4, a first for the award winning Batman: Arkham series. Remastered by Virtuos, this set offers fans a chance to play the first two Batman: Arkham titles including all Game of the Year edition bonus and downloadable content from both games, now with improved graphics, as well as upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders. Batman: Return to Arkham will be available beginning July 29 for a suggested retail price of £39.99.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is where it all began. Originally developed by Rocksteady Studios and released in 2009, the game pushed the envelope for action, adventure and super hero games and exposed players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure taking them to the depths of Arkham Asylum...

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Documentary Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach
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Documentary Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Non-Fiction Media Production from Focal PressFocal Press has published Documentary Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Non-Fiction Media Production from Focal Press.

Learn the creative and technical essentials of documentary filmmaking with Documentary Voice & Vision. This comprehensive work combines clear, up-to-date technical information, production techniques and gear descriptions with an understanding of how technical choices can create meaning and serve a director’s creative vision.

Drawing on the authors’ years of experience as documentary filmmakers, and on interviews with a range of working professionals in the field, the book offers concrete and thoughtful guidance through all stages of production, from finding and researching ideas to production, editing and distribution...

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KROLL SHOW Season Three on DVD
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KROLL SHOW Season Three is coming to DVD June 7th from Comedy CentralComedy Central announces the upcoming release of Kroll Show Season Three on DVD June 7th.

With unforgettable recurring characters like Bobby Bottleservice, the PubLIZity Girls, Ref Jeff, C-Czar and more, Kroll Show skewers our television-obsessed culture and the rabid fan base it breeds. More than just a collection of sketches, it's Nick Kroll's one-of-a-kind take on pop culture and the meaning of celebrity.

Nick Kroll has starred in his own Comedy Central stand-up specials as well as appeared in sitcoms "The League," "Parks and Recreation" and "Childrens Hospital," among others. In each "Kroll Show" episode viewers can expect Kroll's irreverent take on topics like the Internet, pro sports, nightlife and television...

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