With breathtaking animation that keeps you at the edge of your seat, this classic tale from Studio BONES is a hidden gem of its time. Set in feudal-era Japan, a young boy named Kotaro and his faithful dog Tobimaru are caught in the turmoil of a grim prophecy. At the request of the Ming Dynasty's aging emperor, the boy is pursued by a band of formidable Chinese assassins. After escaping the destruction of the temple that took him in, he runs into a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. When Kotaro's dog is poisoned, the nameless stranger reluctantly accepts payment to escort them to a temple in Shirato. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving Tobimaru's life, but unrest is brewing all around them. The Chinese assassins clash with the local lord as they build a religious tower, and a blond-haired, bloodthirsty swordsman among them seeks a worthy opponent. Chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and the Stranger must face his past before a horrible fate is met again. Contains the film on DVD with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.
Panzer Corps Wehrmacht is the award-winning turn-based strategy game that the press has called “…nothing short of brilliant” and “the spiritual successor to the Panzer General series”, with high rankings and praise around the world. Brought to fruition by a team of experts and a community of hundreds of fans, Panzer Corps - Wehrmacht has evolved into the ultimate strategy classic that will find a home on any wargamer’s shelf! Set in World War II, Panzer Corps - Wehrmacht puts players in the general’s tent in charge of the Axis armies, across 26 scenarios in one large campaign tree, carrying core forces through the war. This core force can gain experience and upgrade to new weaponry as it becomes available. With over 800 unit types, divided into 20 unit classes there is a huge amount to explore. Make use of your unit’s strengths and your enemy’s weaknesses and seize victory. Looking for a more ‘human’ challenge? Panzer Corps’ multiplayer is deservedly popular, with thousands of games running on the server at any given time. Find an opponent online quickly and easily throughout the world with Slitherine’s award-winning PBEM++ asynchronous multiplayer system. Play historical battles or balanced scenarios created specifically for multiplayer, where both sides have equal chances to win. Panzer Corps supports cross platform multiplayer, so you can even battle owners of the iPad version of the game!Developed by Flashback Games and The Lordz Games Studio, Panzer Corps - Wehrmacht replicates a classic wargame and upgrades it to 21st century standards for a new generation of wargamers.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is a role-playing video game with an interesting story and an amazing world that can bring hours of entertainment and many long-lasting memories. The game is played in a third-person view which allows you to even better appreciate the art style, as the graphics were created in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. If you’re a fan of Studio Ghibli productions such as, “Your name” (“Kimi no na wa”) or “Spirited away” (“Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi”) then this game will bring you the nostalgic feeling.The story The player takes control over the character named Oliver whose mother died after saving him from an accident. The boy embarks on a quest, hoping that she can be brought back to life with the help of mysterious characters from a magical world. Gameplay In Ni no Kuni player controls Oliver while exploring the world, which is open right from the very beginning, and progressing with the story, unlocks new gameplay elements. Running around on your foot can be tiring but don’t be discouraged as with the exploration of the new places you will be able to learn how to travel by boats or on the dragon! While facing the enemy the players can use various spells and abilities as well as the companions called familiars. Familiars can be tamed and their abilities can be upgraded to make them more efficient in battle. You can choose to bring out one of your familiars in a fight or go yourself to defeat your opponent. Go on a quest Naturally, main quests push the story forward, and doing side quests may be beneficial in upgrading your character and learning about the world. For instance, running errands or doing tasks from a “Taskmaster” can earn you useful upgrades. You are also equipped with the Wizard’s Companion book, which includes the main character’s spells, list of potions, maps, and a bestiary. Reception Ni No Kuni remaster met with a positive reception from the players for its visuals, storyline, gameplay, and variety. The remastered pc edition gave many players an occasion to play the game for the first time and others, an occasion to live through the memories once more, now with improved visuals and performance.
Project CARS (PC) by the Slightly Mad Studio is a complex and demanding racing simulation. Plenty of cars to choose, enough tracks to satisfy anyone, and flexible difficulty level to make your game suitable for both casual and hardcore gamers. Co-funded on Kickstarter, Project CARS is one of the most interesting and complex racing game of recent years.Truly about racingNo hip pop soundtrack. Not overblown pointless plot in the career mode. No rewinding your mistakes like nothing happened. Project CARS doesn't care about any of that. Project CARS cares about racing and that's what you get when you buy it. Tracks, cars, tuning, and in-depth handling mechanics are what you getting in this game, no distractions: pure racing.Flexible difficultyProject CARS is a game for everyone, no matter your skill. Whether you are a newcomer to the genre or you've mastered every track in every racing game, Project CARS will let you customize your experience to the degree you want. Decided how much assist you want, how intense opponent AI should be, and more. Project CARS is exactly as hard as you like it. You can even adjust the difficulty before every. Single. Race. How's that for flexibility and providing excellent experience?Don't rest on your laurels, however: the game remains quite a bit harder than your typical go-to arcade racer.Customizable UIIf flexible difficulty level is not enough, Project CARS even allows you to move and remove elements of your HUD. Don't like that gauge? Delete it. You want your speedometer on the other side of the screen? Move it. You can even remove the steering wheel from your sight if you don't want it to distract you from your dedicated controller.Open-ended careerWhen you finally stop gushing over all the options, the career mode has even more treats. You can pick racing, touring and GT right off the bat, and that even begins to cover the tiers. Project CARS doesn't force you to do anything. You want to stay at the tier you're on right now, nobody's going to move you up unless you want. You can ever pick from which tier you begin your legend. Start where you want, stay where you prefer.A game of discipline, not screeching tiresDid you think you could take a corner on full speed with just a handbrake? Enjoy your time on the tree. Project CARS will have none of that nonsense. A realistic physics model, appropriate handling, and overall gameplay make sure that you either learn to drive and respect your car and road or end up on a tree a county away.The weather is not your friendDid you like that sunny sky? Well, too bad. Now there's a lightning storm and you car's tires are not prepared for that. Or maybe there's some snow out of nowhere. Or fog that makes seeing anything more than your steering wheel is impossible. You can pick the weather types before some of your races, as well as how fast they'll shift.
Just like most people in the world, we all want to be able to defend ourselves against an attacker. Krav Maga was created in the 1930s to help the Jews in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, against unfriendly fascists. It wasn't taught in a studio; it was taught by Imre Lichtenfeld to his friends and neighbors so they could defend themselves in the streets against the violence there. Lichtenfeld took what he had been taught in boxing and wrestling and tweaked it into what we know as Krav Maga today. He worked with the Israeli Military to teach their soldiers new skills to help them in combat. Krav Maga has changed and been refined over the years, but the principle remains the same. Krav Maga ideas include: Seeing how important it is to learn to expand on the instinctive responses of being under stress Staying aware of your surroundings while you deal with threats so you can look for escape routes, other attackers, and objects that can be used to hit an opponent Using easy and simple strikes that are repeatable Targeting the attack on the vulnerable parts of the body like the liver, fingers, foot, knee, ribs, groin, solar plexus, face, throat, neck, eyes, and so forth Using whatever object is at hand to hit your opponent Attacking before the opponent can and counterattacking as quickly as possible Continuing to strike your opponent until they are totally incapacitated Developing physical aggression and realizing that physical aggression is the most crucial part of the fight Simultaneous defense and attack Training covers the development and study of situational awareness in order to understand one's surroundings. You will learn to understand the mind and behavior typical of street confrontations. You will be able to identify any threats before attacks can occur. It also covers ways to handle the verbal and physical methods to stay away from vio 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Cayco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103353/bk_acx0_103353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a single-player action-adventure RPG for PC, developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision Blizzard. The game is set in Japan, during the 1500s’ Sengoku period. Players’ will travel the feudal land as Sekiro, one-armed samurai warrior and face dangerous foes, both in combat and stealth action. The game is scheduled to hit the stores in March 2019.GameplayIn Sekiro, the players take control of the main character named Sekiro, or “One-armed Wolf”, a lone samurai warrior. Unlike in previous FromSoftware games, the player cannot influence the appearance of Sekiro.In combat, the protagonist uses two katanas. Players can switch between them, but they cannot be dual-wielded. Sekiro also has a prosthetic arm replacing his missing limb. The Shinobi Prosthetic, as it is called in the game, can be fitted with various attachments, which serve different purposes. Grappling hook allows climbing into elevated areas to search for items or stealthy plan attack from above, axe can be equipped to shatter enemies’ shields, flamethrower lights enemies on fire and can also be used to ignite players’ katana, and many more. Equippable tools can be upgraded by different means, such as finding crafting materials or spending skill points.Sekiro’s combat mechanics are based on what developers describe as “battle of postures” system. Instead of directly attacking the opponent and dealing damage, players must throw their foe off balance and break their guard. By attacking the enemies’ defense stance, the player fills in a gauge visible in the top of the screen. When the gauge is full, the player can break the guard of their adversary and deal a lethal strike with their sword. In most cases one strike is enough to kill the enemy, however, there are some, who require more effort. These foes act as the bosses in the game. The same mechanic that players use on their enemies can be used against them. That’s why Sekiro emphasizes constant offensive, filling the enemies gauge to dispose of them quickly, and not letting them retaliate.Defeating enemies and bosses rewards the player with experience, which later gives skill points. The skill points can be spent on upgrading various aspects of Sekiro’s abilities divided into three skill trees: Shinobi, Samurai and Prosthetic Arm.Stealth in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an important aspect of gameplay. Players can enter stealth mode to quietly sneak on unsuspecting enemies and kill them without alerting others or eavesdrop to gather information. Players can use elements of the environment, such as patches of tall grass to hide before enemies’ eyes. The hiding spots in Sekiro are described as dynamic, which means that they can be negatively influenced by foes, for example by burning grass. Enemies alerted to players’ presence will come to investigate. While doing that the marker above their head will be yellow. When the marker turns red, that means Sekiro was spotted and players must get ready for a confrontation. Story and CharactersSekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set in 16th century Japan during the famous Sengoku period. Japan is split into warring kingdoms, where feudal lords waged brutal battles with the help of samurai warriors. The main character of the game, Sekiro, is one of such samurai. Sekiro’s master, a young feudal lord, was kidnapped by the Ashina clan, and the samurai himself was disfigured and left for dead.Now he sets out on the quest to regain his honor and rescue his master. Sekiro is armed with both, a traditional Japanese katana sword as well as a prosthetic which allows him to equip various helpful tools which he can use in his travels and during fights. Because of his severed arm, the samurai is known as a one-armed wolf who seeks revenge on his attackers.ReceptionEarly impressions of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for PC were very positive. After its reveal at E3 2018 critics praised the game for innovative gameplay mechanics and climate of Sengoku era Japan recreated in the game. The game is considered a huge hit, drawing comparisons to other series from this studio, namely Dark Souls. Players especially love the difficulty level, combat and overall climate of the game.
Forget the wannabes. Discount the twenty-something reality-TV stars. Here, for a change, is the story of someone who's actually lived a life... and it makes for one hell of a listen. Almost a Celebrity is the no-holds-barred autobiography of radio megastar James Whale, a man who, for over 30 years, has never been afraid to say the unsayable. Written (and now spoken) in his typically deadpan style, Almost a Celebrity charts James' rise to the top – with plenty of trademark rants along the way – from his Surrey childhood, where he avoided school by hanging out in Soho strip joints, through his humble beginnings in local radio, via the eponymous TV which made his name, to his current status as late-night king of the airwaves. Whether discussing his encounters with celebrities or his involvement in tabloid scandals, the book is crammed with extraordinarily frank revelations. There are also unexpected twists: James' former career as an international spy and a dark family saga that brought him into contact with a hit man. Yet James is no stranger to controversy. His outspoken opinions have led to numerous TV and radio watchdog enquiries, death threats, and even his arrest. In 2000, he confronted his toughest opponent so far when he was diagnosed with cancer and given only months to live. An inspiration to millions, James Whale is a genuine man of the people. And – as usual – there's no stopping him from telling his story in his own engaging, inimitable way. Although slightly abridged, this audio edition contains brand new asides and off-the-cuff additions from James in the studio – nothing less than you'd expect from the radio master! 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Whale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001296/bk_isis_001296_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.