Video Games Charts (All formats) – week ending April 18th 2015

week ending April 18th 2015In this week’s video games charts, week ending April 18th 2015, there is one new entry and two re-entries.

    1 (-) Mortal Kombat X (Warner Bros)
    2 (3) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) (review)
    3 (1) Battlefield Hardline (EA Games)
    4 (2) FIFA 15 (EA Sports)
    5 (6) Bloodborne (Sony)
    6 (4) Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft) (review)
    7 (5) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision) (review)
    8 (10) Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)
    9 (14) Minecraft: Playstation Edition (Sony)
    10 (11) Dying Light (Warner Bros Interactive)

Star Wars Battlefront – Reveal Trailer – new PC, PS4, Xbox One game

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Star Wars Battlefront is the forthcoming videogame where you get to immerse yourself in your Star Wars battle fantasies. The game’s reveal trailer is now online and looks bloody awesome, evoking great memories of the original trilogy.

Feeling the ominous thud of an AT-AT stomping down on the frozen tundra of Hoth. Rebel forces firing blasters as Imperial speeder bikes zip through the lush forests of Endor. Intense dogfights between squadrons of X-wings and TIE fighters filling the skies. Immerse yourself in the epic Star WarsTM battles you’ve always dreamed of and create new heroic moments of your own in Star Wars Battlefront.

Fight for the Rebellion or Empire in a wide variety of multiplayer matches for up to 40 players, or in exciting challenges inspired by the films available solo, split-screen or through online co-op. Star Wars Battlefront combines this epic action on a galactic scale with stunning visual recreations of some of the most iconic planets, weapons, characters, and vehicles in the Star Wars universe and the original sound effects from the films, to give Star Wars fans the ultimate, authentic and immersive interactive experience they’ve been looking for.

Star Wars Battlefront is released on November 20th on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, just four weeks ahead of the cinema release for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Check out the trailer below and click on the packshot for the full-size image:

Kirsty Duffy (The Wright Stuff) has given birth to her new daughter Freja Amelie

kirsty-duffyKirsty Duffy is the longest-serving “babe in the booth”, albeit not in a booth any more as the ‘booth’ is now part of the audience, and she’s been on the show since May 2009. As confirmed back in December, she hasn’t quit, she’s was actually pregnant.

She then fell ill, suffering from a complication called Hyperemesis, causing nausea, and along the way more illness befell her including a a haemorrage, as the baby was drinking her blood, and then was suffering from anemia. Hyperemesis was also the condition suffered by Kate Middleton during her first pregnancy.

Fantastic Four – Official Trailer #1 – Miles Teller Movie HD

fantastic-fourFantastic Four is not a third film in the series following the so-so 2005 reboot, but is yet another reboot – and they’ve also dropped the ‘The’ from the teaser, this time starring Whiplash‘s Miles Teller as Mr Fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Michael B Jordan as The Human Torch and Jamie Bell as The Thing… yet, Billy Elliot! Then again, Bell was also up to all kinds of naughtyness in Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, so all bets are off!

In this trailer, we get to see Doctor Doom and the whole trailer shows that it’s shaping up to be a damn sight better than films from the last decade, even if it hasn’t got Jessica Alba ;)

This new version is (it says here) a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centring on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

The Fantastic Four also stars Reg E Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson and The Veteran‘s Toby Kebbell, and is directed by Josh Trank, who wrote the daft but engaging Chronicle and is released in the UK on August 6th.

Check out the new trailer below and click on the new poster for the full-size image:

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – The DVDfever Review

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection… Here we are again, another remaster from the last generation of consoles. This time, it’s the turn of the Borderlands series. The big question is – Should you spend your hard earned cash on it?

Well having played it, there are plenty of reasons why you should.

The Handsome Collection is Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! The sad omission is the original Borderlands not being included, but the story of those games we do have revolves around Handsome Jack, while the first Borderlands had a different main protagonist. Still, it would have been nice to have the complete trilogy in one collection, but hey ho, there you go.

Breaking Bad – Pilot – Season 1 Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review

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Breaking Bad is one of those TV series which has been on my to-do list for some time.

Everyone has told me how good it is, and it’s not that I didn’t believe them, nor that I have any reason to doubt them – and even clips I’ve seen before now have pointed to iti being fantastic, but I end up with so much to watch that some things slip off my radar if they’re not current (and yes, season 5 was current when it was showing up on Netflix, but I didn’t have time to catch up on four seasons’ worth just like that).

UK Top 100 Music chart summary & my views w/e April 25th 2015

April 25th 2015Wiz Khalifa Feat. Charlie Puth climb to No.1, from No.22, with See You Again, in the UK Top 100 Music Chart w/e April 25th 2015, and it’s a drippy ballad from Fast And Furious 7. Bleah! Mucho vomito! In fact, I think I’d rather hear the theme from '80s kids TV show Wizbit!

As such, Jess Glynne drops to No.4 with Hold My Hand, and it’s another engaging slice of dance pop. Groovy!

There’s just one new entry in the Top 10 for Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto Feat. Ane Brun with Can’t Stop Playing (Makes Me High).

“Utter pile of cack” ALERT! goes to Rihanna with Bitch Better Have My Money. What sort of a crappy song title and premise is that?! Stick to your umbrellas, love.

Highlight of this week is EelsFlyswatter, and their Royal Albert Hall Live album has gone into the charts at No.40

Cold Comfort – Inside No.9 Series 2 Episode 4 – The DVDfever Review

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Cold Comfort is the fourth episode of series 2 of Inside No.9, and gave us a brief peek into the goings-on of Samaritans-style call centre, Comfort Suppor Line, where several volunteers try to help members of the public, most who are phoning up simply to have someone to talk to, while the occasional caller wants to pleasure themselves in order to wind up the agent answering.

Still Life on DVD – The DVDfever Review

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Still Life stars Eddie Marsan as John May, a council worker who looks for relatives of the deceased and arranges paupers funerals in the absence of anyone else, as well as the scattering of ashes for cremations. His job also entails going into the homes of the deceased, searching for a link to their past in order to find potential relatives.

John works in a very solitary fashion, rarely communicating with anyone else – rather unlike the modern offices of today which are all open plan. He’s very prim and proper and does things to exacting standards, and only refers to colleagues as Mr and Mrs, rather than their first name. He’s rare in that he’s an old-fashioned man with a kind heart, living in a modern world which doesn’t care.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Official Teaser Trailer #1 – Ben Affleck Movie HD

batman-v-supermanBatman V Superman follows on from 2013′s Man of Steel but hasn’t yet revealed its plot.

However, what is revealed is the full first teaser trailer for the film. But Batman’s carrying a rifle around 1:33 into it?? Why?! As for the rest of it, it looks tedious as hell. It’s far too soon for a new Batman movie after Christopher Nolan’s trilogy completed with The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, and why is he fighting Superman? It doesn’t make sense!

Directed by Zack Snyder, the film also stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto and Ray Fisher.

Batman Vs Superman was original due for release in the UK on April 29th 2016, but has now been brought forward a few weeks to March 25th 2016.

Back in May last year, the new Batmobile was revealed.

And the car may look cool… but it’s still got Ben Affleck in the film.

Check out the new Batman v Superman teaser trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

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