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New Ghostbusters DLC for Planet Coaster
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Dan Aykroyd Headlines New Ghostbusters DLC for Planet CoasterFrontier Developments has released the Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters content pack on Steam.

Featuring an all new story-driven scenario, new gameplay mechanics, plus new rides, characters and scenery straight from the classic 1984 movie, this new Planet Coaster content pack provides everything players need to create the most authentic Ghostbusters entertainment park seen in a videogame.

The Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters content pack also sees Dan Aykroyd voice his original role as the iconic Raymond Stantz, mentoring players throughout their campaign as they build their park and take care of the ghostly issues that besiege their rides. Joining Aykroyd, William Atherton will also voice his role as Ghostbusters antagonist Walter Peck...

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GREMLINS on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack
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GREMLINS arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital Oct. 1 from Warner Bros.Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that 1984’s Gremlins will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on October 1. Directed by Joe Dante (Innerspace, The ‘Burbs)) and written by Chris Columbus (The Goonies, Young Sherlock Holmes), the film stars Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer, and Hoyt Axton and Randall Peltzer, along with the voices of Frank Welker as Stripe and Howie Mandel as Gizmo.

Gremlins was produced by Michael Finnell and executive produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg.

Ultra HD showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

Gremlins will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $41.99 SRP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features...

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SWING KIDS Starring Do Kyung-soo on Blu-ray
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SWING KIDS Starring K-pop star Do Kyung-soo arrives on Blu-ray June 18 from Well Go USABeloved K-pop star Do Kyung-soo leads the rhythm in SWING KIDS, which is debuting on Blu-ray™ June 18th from Well Go USA Entertainment. In order to get through the trials and tribulations of war, soldiers at a POW camp find a way to cope through dance. Directed by Kang Hyoung-Chul, the film also stars Jared Grimes (“Manifest”), Park Hye-Su (Will You Be There?), Oh Jung-Se (Rosebud, Fabricated City) and Kim Min-Ho (“Queen for Seven Days”).

Synopsis:
In this swinging musical drama set during the Korean War, the soldiers at a POW camp plan a tap show to distract both themselves and the prisoners from the hardships of war. Led by a former Broadway dancer and a rebellious North Korean soldier, the band of prisoners find a new sense of freedom in dancing...

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Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles
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Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles.

Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles explores techniques and methodologies specific to recording classical music. Whether a newcomer or a seasoned engineer looking to refine their skills, this book speaks to all levels of expertise and covers every aspect of recording symphonic and concerto repertoire, opera, chamber music, and solo piano.

With a focus on the orchestra as an instrument and sound source, this book features sections on how to...

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True Story MAZE on Blu-ray and DVD
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MAZE, a New York Times Critic's Pick coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 25th from MVD EntertaimmentMaze is based on the true story of the 1983 mass break-out of 38 prisoners from the HMP Maze high security prison in Northern Ireland. Maze charts how inmate Larry Marley, played by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Love/Hate, Avengers: Infinity War), becomes chief architect of the largest prison escape in Europe since World War II - an escape which he plans but does not go on himself.

Up against him is the most state-of-the-art and secure prison in the whole of Europe - a prison within a prison. While scheming his way towards pulling off this feat, Larry comes into close contact with prison warder Gordon Close, played by Barry Ward (Jimmy's Hall).

Larry and Gordon's complex journey begins with cautious, chess-like moves...

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Designing Audio Effect Plugins in C++, 2nd Edition
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Designing Audio Effect Plugins in C++: For AAX, AU, and VST3 with DSP Theory, 2nd Edition from Focal PressFocal Press and Routledge have published Designing Audio Effect Plugins in C++: For AAX, AU, and VST3 with DSP Theory, 2nd Edition.

Designing Audio Effect Plugins in C++ presents everything you need to know about digital signal processing in an accessible way. Not just another theory-heavy digital signal processing book, nor another dull build-a-generic-database programming book, this book includes fully worked, downloadable code for dozens of professional audio effect plugins and practically presented algorithms.

Sections include the basics of audio signal processing, the anatomy of a plugin, AAX, AU and VST3 programming guides; implementation details; and actual projects and code. More...

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WW2 Drama T-34 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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World War II action drama by Alexei Sidorov T-34 Debuts on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on June 11th from Well Go USAInspired by true events during World War II, T-34 is debuting on digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD June 11th from Well Go USA Entertainment. A group of soldiers led by young lieutenant Ivushkin, played by Alexander Petrov (Ice, Gogol. Nachalo), must escape German captivity in a half-destroyed T-34 tank. T-34 set an all-time record for opening weekend box office $12M in Russia for a Russian produced film. Directed by Alexei Sidorov, the film also stars Viktor Dobronravov (Ekskursante), Vinzenz Kiefer (Jason Bourne, “Alarm für Cobra 11”), Irina Starshenbaum (Leto, Ice).

Synopsis:
During the greatest war in the history of mankind, young lieutenant Ivushkin assembles a courageous group of POWs to plan a daring escape from captivity...

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Disney's DUMBO on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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Disney's DUMBO debuts on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital June 25“Dumbo,” the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, which expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, prepares for a landing on June 25. Disney invites fans to fall in love again with this heartfelt story, in which differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight, when it swoops into homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD — with never-before-seen bonus features, deleted scenes, Easter eggs and bloopers.

Stunning extras will transport viewers to the set of “Dumbo,” where cast members Danny DeVito (circus owner Max Medici), Michael Keaton (opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere), Colin Farrell (war-veteran-turned-elephant-keeper Holt Farrier), Eva Green (stunning aerialist Colette Marchant), Nico Parker (Farrier’s daughter, Milly) and Finley Hobbins (Farrier’s son, Joe) share their personal stories of courage and character. Features explore how Disney’s timeless animated story was brought to life with an incredibly expressive, lovable, fully computer-generated baby elephant...

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The Pyramid of Game Design, 1st Edition
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The Pyramid of Game Design: Designing, Producing and Launching Service Games from CRC PressCRC Press ha published The Pyramid of Game Design: Designing, Producing and Launching Service Games. Game design is changing. The emergence of service games on PC, mobile and console has created new expectations amongst consumers and requires new techniques from game makers.

In The Pyramid of Game Design, Nicholas Lovell identifies and explains the frameworks and techniques you need to deliver fun, profitable games. Using examples of games ranging from modern free-to-play titles to the earliest arcade games, via PC strategy and traditional boxed titles, Lovell shows how game development has evolved, and provides game makers with the tools to evolve with it.

- Harness the Base, Retention and Superfan Layers to create a powerful Core Loop.
- Design the player Session to keep players playing...

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Butterbean's Cafe on DVD from Nickelodeon
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Nickelodeon's hit animated preschool series Butterbean's Cafe debuts on DVD July 30Nickelodeon's hit animated preschool series, Butterbean's Café, makes its DVD debut July 30, featuring seven episodes from the series' first season, which follows a fairy named Butterbean and her adventures running her own neighborhood café and bakery. Serving up delicious healthy snacks and sweet treats to the residents in their community of Puddlebrook, Butterbean, her fairy friends-Dazzle, Poppy and Jasper-and her little sister Cricket, combine magic and teamwork to make their cafe the most awesome eatery in town. The series showcases creative cooking and features a curriculum with social-emotional lessons that highlight kindness and gratitude, and leadership skills.

This exciting DVD collection includes a special double-length episode, as well as a guest voice appearance from celebrity chef Carla Hall (The Chew, Top Chef) in "A Grilled Cheese for the Big Cheese!"...

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New MVD Marquee Collection Titles from Yari
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MVD Marquee Collection Adds Movies From Yari Film Group To Its LineupMVD Entertainment Group is proud to announce five movies from the Yari Film Group catalog for North America. Titles include the Sidney Lumet dramedy Find Me Guilty starring Vin Diesel and Peter Dinklage, Resurrecting The Champ from director Rod Lurie starring Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson, Neil Burger's The Illusionist starring Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti, Adam Rapp's Winter Passing starring Zooey Deschanel, Ed Harris and Will Ferrell, and making its North American debut, the never before released on disc Shortcut to Happiness starring Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Anthony Hopkins.

The deal was negotiated by Eric D. Wilkinson for MVD and Moonstone Entertainment on behalf of the Yari Film Group...

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The Poison Rose on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
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John Travolta Stars in THE POISON ROSE on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital June 25 from LionsgateOscar® nominee John Travolta (1994, Best Actor, Pulp Fiction) and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (2004, Best Supporting Actor, Million Dollar Baby) appear onscreen together for the first time ever in The Poison Rose, available on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital on June 25 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand.

Based on the novel of the same name by Richard Salvatore and directed by George Gallo (the writer of Midnight Run and Bad Boys) comes a Texas tale of murder and corruption also starring Famke Janssen, Kat Graham, Peter Stormare, Ella Bleu Travolta, with Robert Patrick and Brendan Fraser. The Poison Rose Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, and Brendan Fraser (The Mummy franchise) lend their talents to this searing detective thriller...

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Storytelling for Film and Television, 1st Edition
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Storytelling for Film and Television: From First Word to Last Frame from Focal Press and RoutledgeFocal Press and Routledge have published Storytelling for Film and Television: From First Word to Last Frame, 1st Edition. This is a theory and practice book which offers a definitive introduction to the art of storytelling through writing, directing, and editing. Author Ken Dancyger provides a comprehensive explanation of the tools that underpin successful narrative filmmaking and television production.

The book takes a unique approach by connecting the different phases of the creative process of film and television production. It shows how writing, directing, and editing all contribute to the process of storytelling and function together to advance the narrative goals of a screenplay, to tell the best story. A case study approach provides numerous examples of effectiveness and brings together the core areas of aesthetics and production to make these concepts more accessible. Case studies include classic and modern films, foreign films, limited and series television, with examples including Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Revenant, and Son of Saul...

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Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse
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Logitech G Goes Wireless with the Most Popular Gaming Mouse in the World, New G502 LIGHTSPEEDLogitech G, a brand of Logitech, (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, unveiled the ultimate evolution of their best-selling mouse, the LogitechⓇ G502 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse. The Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED combines the precision and performance of pro-grade wireless, with a beloved, high-performance design that fans love.

“Ultimately, no mouse better symbolizes the global love affair we have with gamers and gamers have with their gear than our G502,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. “Since we launched our first LIGHTSPEED gaming mouse, fans have been asking us when we'd launch a new version of the G502. With today's introduction we've delivered what they've asked for and more.”

Meticulously re-engineered from the ground up, the Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED keeps the shape and feature set of the original, while adding...

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UAG Metropolis Cases for iPad Air and iPad Mini
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Stay Connected and Protected with UAG's Mil-Spec Cases for The New iPad Air and iPad MiniUrban Armor Gear (UAG), creators of rugged, lightweight mobile device cases, announced the availability of their Metropolis case for Apple's latest iPads, the iPad Air and iPad Mini.

UAG's bestselling Metropolis case offers enhanced usability and the ultimate MIL-SPEC protection. A smart folio cover provides 360-degree protection and doubles as an adjustable stand. While built-In Apple Pencil Storage securely holds your premium accessory in place.

"People want to take their iPads on every adventure they go on," said Kaila Vandermey, Marketing Manager. "However, the iPad is as fragile as it is powerful. Which is why we've created a case that protects the tablet, enhances the look, and makes it even more usable in the field..."

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