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The soundtrack music composed by Ramin Djawadi who has written the music for the entire series includes a version of “The Rains of Castamere” as performed by acclaimed Icelandic post-rock artists Sigur Ros in a mid-season cameo. The song, written by Djawadi and author George R.R. Martin, has appeared sporadically over the course of the series but most famously during the Season 3 episode which featured the fabled Red Wedding and celebrates the heritage and power of House Lannister.


Track Listing:
1. Main Titles
2. The Rains of Castamere
3. Breaker Of Chains
4. Watchers On The Wall
5. I’m Sorry For Today
6. Thenns
7. Mereen
8. First Of His Name
9. The Biggest Fire The North Has Ever Seen
10. Three Eyed Raven
11. Two Swords
12. Oathkeeper
13. You Are No Son Of Mine
14. The North Remembers
15. Let’s Kill Some Crows
16. Craster’s Keep
17. The Real North
18. Forgive Me
19. He Is Lost
20. I Only See What Matters
21. Take Charge Of Your Life
22. The Children

The soundtrack is available from www.hboshopeu.com/uk at £10.99

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Kodak Alaris presents KODAK MOMENTS HD App, an easy to use tablet app designed to make your life easier, for both iPad and Android.

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We all have those snaps we’ve been meaning to do something with, whether it’s your best friend’s wedding, the kid’s first day at school or Christmas with the family – sometimes they can languish for months on your tablet, or across all your friends’ social media accounts.  With the Kodak Moments HD app you can create beautifully designed, professional quality photo books, and order prints and enlargements wherever you are to help you start bringing those photos to life.

Easy to use

Pick them up in store, the same day, or get them delivered straight to your home.  The Kodak Moments HD app makes it easy to transform your favourite photos into keepsakes that you or a loved one can keep forever. Featuring an intuitive layout and KODAK Perfect Touch Enhancement Technology, the app makes it simple for anyone to create personalised photo products instantly. You can even give your selfies a touch-up; why not give that selfie obsessed friend a collage of their best pictures for their birthday?

Made for tablets

The newest app from Kodak Alaris is specifically designed for tablets to take advantage of their larger format and touchscreen functionality, making the creation of photo books in various sizes and printing images easier than ever before. The KODAK MOMENTS HD App features Smartfit Technology that preserves the content of pictures no matter what the size, including difficult panoramic shots, and KODAK Perfect Touch Enhancement Technology for even better looking pictures.


You can create photo books or select size, quantity, edit and/or apply effects to prints and request enlargements on your tablet, alternatively wirelessly connect to KODAK Picture Kiosks at major retailers including Kodak Express Stores and Tesco stores to get them printed. Accessing treasured, favourite images is fast and easy, including those from your iPad photo stream or from favourite social media site, notably Facebook, Instagram and Flickr.

The app’s intuitive layout and workflow takes consumers step-by-step from image selection to final product. Even the newest tablet users will be able to effortlessly create photo memories.

The KODAK MOMENTS HD App is available in both the iOS store for iPad, and the Google Play Store for Android. Planned updates will feature a broad range of photo products including customised greeting cards, photo collages and calendars.

If you have treasured Kodak Moments to share – up until the end of the month you can submit your #KodakMoments to http://www.kodakmoments.eu/en . Simply upload your Kodak Moment and you could WIN a £2000 holiday voucher to experience some more. Plus they’re giving away an iPad Air every month for the most popular #KodakMoment.

You can learn more from the KODAK MOMENTS website here.

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Warner Bros. Pictures have released a trailer for San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamatti, and directed by Brad Peyton.


After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.

But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning.  And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

The action thriller “San Andreas,” from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”

The film also stars Carla Gugino (“Night at the Museum,” TV’s “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” TV’s “True Detective”), Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”), Archie Panjabi (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Australian TV’s “Home and Away”), Art Parkinson (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”).

“San Andreas” is produced by Beau Flynn (“Hercules,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”).  Tripp Vinson (“Red Dawn”) also serves as producer.  Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco, Rob Cowan, Steven Mnuchin and Bruce Berman are the executive producers, and Hiram Garcia is co-producer.  The screenplay is by Carlton Cuse, story by Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore.

The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Steve Yedlin (“Looper”), production designer Barry Chusid (“The Day After Tomorrow”), editor Bob Ducsay (upcoming “Godzilla”), VFX producer (upcoming “Into the Storm”), VFX supervisor Colin Strause (“The Avengers”), and costume designer Wendy Chuck (“Twilight”).

Shot on location in The Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and in Los Angeles and San Francisco, “San Andreas” is slated to open in theatres in both 3D and 2D format beginning Friday, May 29, 2015.

New Line Cinema presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a FlynnPictureCo. Production, “San Andreas.”  It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.

SAN ANDREAS is in cinemas May 29th 2015

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With Destiny’s first expansion pack out this week, we have a Q&A with Eric Osborne (Urk), Community Manager at Bungie….


· What is The Dark Below in a nutshell?

“The Dark Below is Destiny’s first expansion, offering players more content for every activity type in the wake of hundreds of post launch updates. It offers players new Legendary and Exotic weapons and armor, new story missions and quests, new levels to achieve, new Crucible maps, a new Strike, and a new Raid, set deep within the Hellmouth on the Moon.”

· What was the main inspiration behind this?

“We wanted to provide players with more of everything. We also wanted to react directly to what we saw players doing daily in Destiny.”

· What’s should people be most excited about?

“We know that new weapons and armor are going to go over really well with players. Their appetite for finding the latest and greatest Destiny gear is insatiable. We’re really excited about Eris, a new quest giver we’ve added to the Tower, who serves as the nucleus for all the Hive-themed adventures.”

· What new weapons and gear can we expect?

“All of the Legendary Weapons and Armor you can already find on Vendors will receive upgrades, alongside existing Exotics. We’re also introducing new Exotics, new Legendaries, and new Raid gear across the board. Eris has new bounties, new vanity items, and some fun new quests to go on, as well.”

· How soon after completing the game did the team start working on The Dark Below?

“We’re always trying to stay one step ahead, but work on The Dark Below didn’t officially wrap up until well after launch. We wanted to take the feedback and player behavior we were seeing and incorporate as much of it as possible into our first expansion.”

· What has most surprised/ excited you the most about people’s reaction to the game so far?

“How much they are playing, and how often. We have historical estimates we used to predict how players would take to Destiny that was based on a decade of supporting one of the more engaging action games out there. Players blew those estimates out of the water.”

· What’s next?

“Lots of fun! We’ll obviously be watching and listening the reaction to The Dark Below. Our sustain team is busy building out and testing a bevy of upcoming patches. Beyond that, we have some more content in the works, too, but it’s far too early to dig into the far flung future just yet.”

Are you going to play Destiny The Dark Below? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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I’m a huge sucker for action, adventure films with a bit of comedy thrown in, some whit and a decent selection of cast members. When I heard that Hercules was coming to cinemas staring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson I wasn’t too sure I’d even get a couple of these points from this film. In fact, I wasn’t expecting anything big to come from this movie, apart from Johnson’s ever growing muscles of course, and from the advertisements I gathered this film would be cliché and unoriginal. Let this be a lesson to everyone, especially myself, not to ever judge a book by its cover, or in this case a film by its poster.

Hercules is a film that questions who the legend actually is which includes his band of heroes that follows and fights with him. Most tales about this demi-god is usually about the son of Zeus fighting mythical creatures with his great strength. This film is more about Hercules inspiring and leading great wars against fearless armies. His crew is made up of various fighters, an archer, a wild mute beast like brawler, a prophet gifted with seeing the future and even Hercules’ nephew who isn’t much of a fighter but tells the stories of his uncle’s mythologies.

Haunted by nightmare of his family’s death Hercules becomes the fearless hero that strives to do what’s right so that the innocent wouldn’t be hurt no more. But when he and his team are offered a chance to working for a bigger bounty than normal the blurred lines between working as mercenaries and keeping a good morality gets them into trouble. The film is built up of epic scaled battles that doesn’t skimp on the over the top action that is pretty blood thirsty. I’ve been let down in the past with similar films of such genre with the directors not thinking it’s necessary to show the details of war from start to finish. It’s great to see in Hercules the anticipation before war leading to the initiation, then the waves of combat right before the victory.

I was impressed to see a few British actors in the film including Ian McShane who provided most of the whit and several hilarious moments as well as John Hurt playing a Lord which he did a fantastic job with. Dwayne Johnson has always continued to impress me with his on screen persona. He knows what works to be a believable actor and playing the mighty Hercules fits better than any glove. Director Brett Ratner, known for X-Men: The Last Stand and the Rush Hour films did an incredible job with this film especially as the story is a different approach to the legend.

I’d be recommending this film as I feel that the trailer and adverts doesn’t do the film any justice. Seeing a story about a legend through the eyes of a different director, taking a different approach to the mythology and tying it together in a brutal bow made from swords, arrows and the beheaded heads of mythical creatures, Hercules is one to watch. If you’re a fan of Dwayne Johnson, Greek mythology, Hercules or even just fancy a tongue in cheek film with a bit of brutality here and there then this is a film for you.

UPDATE: Hercules is now available on both DVD and Blu-ray.

Here is the trailer:

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Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World.  Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly.  Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley join the team as fellow producers.

Jurassic World was shot in 3D and will be released by Universal Pictures on June 12th 2015.

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New Girl: The Complete Third Season out on DVD this week and we have a special delete scene to share with you.


The third series of this smash hit sitcom continues to follow five quirky friends, their somewhat interconnected romantic exploits and their often hilariously misguided attempts to find their respective places in the world… Schmidt happens.

This season the gang are poised for some big changes, Nick (Jake Johnson – 21 Jump Street) and Jess’ (Zooey DeschanelElf) ‘will-they-won’t-they’ relationship is in full swing, Schmidt (Max GreenfieldVeronica Mars) is dating two different women, Winston (Lamorne Morris) gets a grown-up job and the elusive ‘Coach’ (Damon Wayans JrLet’s Be Cops) makes a comeback!

The third season also includes a show-stopping special episode featuring pop icon Prince and sees the return of newly single Cece (Hannah SimoneOldboy) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) and Rob Reiner (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Jessica’s eccentric parents.

Here is a special deleted scene:

What happens in the loft, stays in the loft as New Girl: The Complete Third Season comes to DVD on 17th November.

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Creative Technology Ltd have announced the release of the Sound Blaster X7, their most powerful and technologically advanced audio solution to date. Created to provide only the best audio experience for gamers, the Sound Blaster X7 incorporates Creative’s renowned audio processing technologies with the finest audiophile-grade components and specifications, coupled with a whole slew of advanced features to cover all aspects of usage on different platforms.


Designed to connect with a whole range of gaming and entertainment systems, the Sound Blaster X7 functions as an ultra-high-end external Sound Blaster with an impressive 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and 100W-capable audio amplifier. The result: the clearest, most powerful high-resolution audio experience for games, music and movies.

The Sound Blaster X7 for Captivating and Adrenaline-Pumping Games
Users of the Sound Blaster X7 will gain full access to Creative’s extensive suite of advanced audio enhancement technologies through the built-in SB-Axx1 multi-core DSP that deliver an all-new standard of audio realism for games. This functionality is especially pertinent to capture and reproduce the incredibly detailed audio created alongside the immensely compelling graphics and expansive environments found in today’s popular gaming titles, such as Battlefield 4, Titanfall and Skyrim.

With the Sound Blaster X7’s massive connectivity options, users who game on PCs, laptops, game consoles, tablets, smartphones and even TVs can now enjoy the full benefits of these enhancement technologies. Upgrading to the external Sound Blaster X7 is a breeze – just plug and play!

The Sound Blaster X7 for Mellifluous and Beyond Pristine Music
Today, average users – and even audiophiles – store most of their music on their PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. The Sound Blaster X7 connects to these devices while boasting the finest components and top-notch specifications that allow users to enjoy ultra-high-resolution music the way it was recorded in the studio.

These components and amplification capabilities allow the Sound Blaster X7 to deliver amazing audio quality even by audiophile standards on passive bookshelf and tower speakers.

Audiophile-grade components, features, and specifications:

· Burr-Brown (PCM1794) 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) supports high-resolution audio playback of HD audio tracks up to 24-bit/192kHz when connected to PC/Mac, including 24-bit/88.2kHz and 24-bit/176.4kHz

· Texas Instruments (TPA6120A2) 600Ω headphone amplifier is capable of driving audiophile-grade headphones, with full and detailed clarity

· High power, high efficiency Texas Instruments Class D amplifier (TPA3116D2) delivers up to 100W power (2 x 50W @ 4Ω)* to passive bookshelf and tower speakers

· Burr-Brown (PCM4220) 123dB analog-to-digital converter (ADC) delivers high quality, low noise analog line-in audio playback and audio recording of up to 24-bit/192kHz

· Nichicon “Fine Gold” capacitors offers rich sound in the bass register and clearer highs

· USB 2.0 Host connectivity allows direct streaming of high quality, lossless audio from Android and iOS devices

· Asynchronous Mode USB Audio greatly reduces jitter and allows accurate high-resolution audio data transfer from the computer

· Swappable op-amps for customisable tonality

· ASIO support allows for reduced latency for a higher resolution audio experience

· Gold-plated audio connectors create precise contact for low signal loss

*100W speaker output requires upgrade to high power adapter (24V 6A).
Supplied power adapter provides up to 2 X 38W @ 4Ω.

The Sound Blaster X7 for Immersive and Explosive Movies
With the advent of high-speed broadband, users have easy access to HD and Ultra HD movies through download sites and streaming solutions such as Netflix. These sites and services have upped the ante of users’ expectations in terms of the visual quality of their entertainment, but they are often let down by subpar audio from inferior sound systems.

The Sound Blaster X7 will bring TV and movie audio to a whole new level of detail and realism. Users can connect the Sound Blaster X7 to their existing sound systems and enjoy the full suite of Sound Blaster processing for real-time audio enhancement. For instance, SBX Crystalizer™ is able to emphasise subtle audio details that were previously unheard, while SBX Bass enhances low frequency audio for an impactful experience, for example, with explosions in fast-paced action movies and shows. SBX Smart Volume on the other hand, intelligently minimises abrupt volume level changes during playback and between commercials.

Users will also be able to enjoy a cinematic audio experience via the Sound Blaster X7’s built-in Dolby Digital decoding technology that delivers powerful 5.1 discrete channels of high-quality surround sound for supported content via their speaker systems.

Ultra High Fidelity Digital Audio Superhighway
The Sound Blaster X7 provides a digital audio superhighway starting right from the original uncompressed audio from the PC/Mac, through a high-speed USB 2.0 digital audio path, to a high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz 127dB DAC, immediately coupled directly to a powerful 100W built-in amplifier. Connect to any high-end passive speaker system that users have yearned for, and savor the deeply stirring music as it comes alive with stunning details!

Extensive Connectivity Options
The Sound Blaster X7 boasts a full range of convenient audio input and output connectivity options that allow it to serve as the ultimate audio upgrade for most sound systems.

Listen from all audio sources:

· Digital High-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity to PC/Mac as an ultra-high-end external Sound Blaster

· Digital USB Host connectivity to select iOS/Android models for direct high quality, lossless audio streaming^

· Optical S/PDIF-Input connectivity to televisions and gaming consoles

· Features wireless Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy connectivity and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for one-touch Bluetooth pairing. Also supports HD audio codecs such as aptX® Low Latency and AAC for a wireless connection as good as a wired connection, and Creative Multipoint™ for up to two simultaneous Bluetooth connections

· Features an RCA Line-In (Right and Left) option for analog connectivity to other various audio sources

· Features a 3.5mm Mic-In

^ Compatible with:
- iOS devices using Lightning connector (iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, iPad Air, iPad Mini)
- Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 2, Note 3; Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7; Sony Xperia Z Ultra; Xiaomi Redmi, Redmi Note, Mi 3; LG G2)

Play to any speaker system and headphones:

· Gold-plated 2-Way binding post terminal connectors for passive bookshelf and tower speakers (bare wires/banana plug connectivity). Comes with a switch for impedance selection

· 5.1 analog connectivity for surround sound

· Optical S/PDIF-Output connectivity

· 1/4″ (6.3mm) headphone out

· 1/8″ (3.5mm) headphone out

Other Great Features

· For additional real-time audio enhancement for music, movies and games, the built-in multi-core SB-Axx1 audio processor allows users to activate Sound Blaster’s intelligent processing capabilities via the SBX Pro Studio™ suite of technologies – all at a touch of a button. It can also be switched off when listening to lossless audio

· With the built-in beamforming CrystalVoice™ microphone array, the Sound Blaster X7 becomes an intelligent speakerphone for crystal clear voice calls when connected to PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. Users can even record their conversations when connected to a PC/Mac

· CrystalVoice FX allows users to morph their voice into different characters (male, female, orc, alien, elderly, robot, scrappy kid, and more) in games, chats, phone and video calls, and recordings

· Total audio control over Sound Blaster X7 on any platform – PC, Mac, iOS or Android. The Sound Blaster X7 Control Panel for PC/Mac users, while the Sound Blaster Central mobile application for iOS and Android devices gives users full access to customise their audio settings, like a remote control right in the palm of their hand

Pricing and Availability
The Creative Sound Blaster X7, priced at GBP £329.99, will be available in December 2014 via the online store at uk.store.creative.com.

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The first trailer for Fast and Furious 7 has just been released.


Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7.  James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black.  They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell.  Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.


Ubisoft recently took me to Paris to look at Far Cry 4 and they allowed me to capture some of my gameplay – here are some single player campaign gameplay videos.


Far Cry 4 is an open-world, first-person shooter that delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry experience ever. Players find themselves in Kyrat, a breath-taking, perilous and wild region in the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles, and animals, players will write their own story. For the first time ever, with Guns for Hire, players can invite a friend or AI companion to join them in the exotic open world, providing an exponential expansion of possibilities.


Far Cry 4 takes you to Kyrat, a mountainous paradise nestled in the Himalayas. Torn apart by civil war where the Kyrati people, led by the Golden Path, fight to take the power back from Pagan Min’s dictatorship.

All gameplay videos were captured from the PS4 version of the game using a build that was around 6 weeks old at the time of capturing, so if you see any little glitches or bugs they have most likely been fixed now. Also all cut-scenes and major plot points have been removed from the videos so as not to spoil the story.

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Far Cry 4 will be available worldwide on November 18th 2014 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

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With 2K Sports about to release WWE2K15, we sat down with Bryce Yang to learn what’s new this year.


WWE 2K15 will usher in a new era of WWE video games and deliver the gaming experience that fans have sought for generations! Through a new co-development partnership between Visual Concepts and Yuke’s, with focus on core gameplay, visual and audio improvements, and brand new game modes, WWE 2K15 will deliver the most authentic, comprehensive and action-packed WWE video game experience to date.

So over to Bryce:

WWE2K15 will be released October 31st on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and November 21st for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

What do you think of WWE2K15? Let us know by leaving a comment below.




Telltale Games brings its classic narrative based formula to the Game of Thrones series, expect a dramatic storyline!

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