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Zero Fortitude: Neverwinter Coming To Xbox One

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Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios to Bring Acclaimed Free-to-Play MMORPG to Console Gamers


(Redwood City, CA) July 30, 2014 – Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leader and publisher of widely-acclaimed free-to-play MMORPGs, announced today that Cryptic Studios is bringing popular free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter to consoles. Available first, free-to-play with Gold* on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Neverwinter – set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast – is the first free-to-play title from Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios that will be launched on both PC and console platforms.


Players in North America and Europe can expect Neverwinter for consoles in the first half of 2015.


“Neverwinter is our premier title to bring to console players,” said Perfect World Entertainment CEO, Alan Chen. “Consoles are a perfect fit for action-oriented MMORPGs like Neverwinter, and we are thrilled to be one of the first publishers to bring premium free-to-play titles to leading next-gen platforms. Being able to bring Neverwinter to the Xbox One is a critical achievement for Perfect World. It is our first step taking our games beyond the PC market.”


Entering its fourth module on August 14, 2014 with Tyranny of DragonsNeverwinter continues to provide authentic Dungeons & Dragons narratives and gameplay opportunities since launching in Summer 2013, and continues to grow with the D&D fan base.


“The addition of the new platforms is another piece of exciting news for Dungeons & Dragons fans in this pivotal year,” said Nathan Stewart, Dungeons & Dragons Brand Director. “We continue to work closely with Perfect World and Cryptic Studios to bring exciting new stories to players around the world.”


Neverwinter is an action MMORPG, set in the Forgotten Realms that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its surrounding countryside, learning the vivid history of the iconic city and battling its many enemies. In Neverwinter, players can create their own quests and campaigns with the Foundry, a powerful content creation tool that allows players to seamlessly integrate their adventures in to the live game world.


For more information about Neverwinter, and to begin playing now for free, please visit the official website:http://www.PlayNeverwinter.com


For more information about Perfect World Entertainment, please visit our website at: www.arcgames.com


*On Xbox, Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required.



Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-playMMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published a number of popular titles, including Swordsman,Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, Perfect World International and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with itsAmerican development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly acclaimed MMORPG Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), Perfect World Entertainment isheadquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.perfectworld.com



Cryptic Studios, Inc. is a leading developer of online games committed to delivering the next level of gameplay. Cryptic Studios, Inc. develops AAA titles for PC and is rapidly diversifying its portfolio of games to expand beyond the traditional MMORPG genre. Its successfully launched titles include “Champions Online: Free for All,” “Star Trek Online” and “Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter.” Cryptic Studios, Inc., a subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), is located in Los Gatos, CA.



Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and KAIJUDO. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerousNew York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.


Dungeons & Dragons, Neverwinter, their respective logos, Forgotten Realms, and Magic: The Gathering are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries. All rights reserved. Kaijudo is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast/Shogakukan/Mitsui-Kids.


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Ruthless Diastema » Geeky & Genki: Classic Literature and Anime with Brent Newhall Part 1

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This is the first in a series with Brent Newhall about pairing anime with classic literature for enrichment of the classroom.

Brent’s Website: http://brentnewhall.com/

Thanks to the following Ruthless Sponsors:

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And, thanks to the following Patrons at http://www.patreon.com/pfigtree:

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Music from the Following Artists Used by Permission:

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Ideology of Madness: You’ve Got Jack: Changes That I Think Could Fix “Bad” Movies Episode 1

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Changes That I Think Could Fix “Bad” Movies: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Quite often a movie comes out that is just bad. It loses itself completely

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The Jank Cast: Actual Play: Hell 4 Leather, Part I

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Players: Dr. Boyfriend, Megan, Rob, Timo Part I of an AP of a game we at the Jank Cast all love, HELL 4 LEATHER! Usually, in H4L, you play a group of bikers. For this game, the gang decided to … Continue reading

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Accidental Survivors: The Modern Gaming Podcast: Episode 96: Talking to Meg about Pack the Pack

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WARNING: Instances of very strong language may offend some listeners.

Episode 96: Talking to Meg about Pack the Pack

  • Chris is drinking a wierd cocktail of Starbucks coffee, an energy drink, and some kind of fish paralyzer
  • Meg is not drinking anything
  • Rob is drinking water – what the hell is going on here?
  • Fraser is drinking Muskoka Detour

Things of Which We Speak

Pack the Pack, returning to a Kickstarter near you

Games by Play Date's website, or check 'em out on Facebook.


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Zero Fortitude: Direct Damage Cast Ep 16 Lunch with Derby Jesus

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On this episode we are live and having lunch at On the Border.  Come have lunch with Calvin, Kaesi, Matomic, and Miri.  We talk a little magic and a little life on this episode.  We apologize greatly for the lateness of this episode and the people responsible have been sacked.


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Zero Fortitude: Moon Knight No 5: Scarlet

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MK5Moon Knight is currently my favorite Marvel comic. Each month when it comes out, it is easily my book of the week.

Moon Knight issue 5 just continues to highlight the reasons that I love this book.

This issue is entitled Scarlet. It begins with our hero rolls up in his white limo onto an abandoned tenement with a single man watching the door. He extends a scimitar from the vehicle and extricfated the knowledge that he needs in regards to what he will face inside the building. He then goes in through the front door. What follows is a slow and methodical eradication of the forces arrayed against Marc Spector. We follow him floor to floor dealing with the thugs that have kidnapped the daughter of a gangster as she traveled from school to an event at night. The violence is brutal illustrating that Moon Knight means business. If you interfere with him discharging his duty, there will be a heavy price to pay.

Warren Ellis’ writing continues to be top notch. Despite there being very little dialogue, the story is still riveting. The lean dialogue that he does use serves both to move the story forward and provide both an insight to the character of Marc Spector and the world that he inhabits. In this issue, the part of the writing that really clicked for me was when he finally rescues Scarlet. He explains to her that he does look strange and she agrees. She asks about his face and he says that it is a mask and changes the topic to ask if she is OK. She answers that she is but that it isn’t a mask it is his face. His reply, “Smart kid.” Lines like these are so simple yet provide such insight into the character. I just can not wait for the next issue.

The art continues to be wonderful as well. We are once gain treated to the Moon Knight costume that is a suit. I find that the more I see of it the more I enjoy this costume. It has a whimsical feel that is nice counterpoint to the violence of the stories. Shalvey’s lines and Bellaire’s colors capture the gritty feel of this world that surrounds Marc Spector. These two are able to handle switches from street level thugs to super hero theatrics with aplomb. Their fight scenes are fluid without ever leaving you lost in the action and their backgrounds are rich and drag you into the panel.

I know I may have said this before but this is the Moon Knight that I have been waiting for.


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Ideology of Madness: Gen Con 2014 Advice: Advanced

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Gen Con 2014 is just around the corner. In this post I am going to give some advice that appears simple but can make your time at the convention so

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Back Seat Producers: BSP Episode 326: Don Jon

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Join the gang as they discuss the 2013 film Don Jon.

  • Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Written by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Brie Larson

Don Jon is Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut and he also wrote the script. The kid sure has grown up since he keeps showing up in good movies, so much so I only sometimes think about Tommy Solomon from Third Rock from the Sun. He’s been crushing as an actor (Inception, Lincoln, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper), but this one sits more squarely on him as creator. He did well: good movie, surprisingly more depth than we expected, and interesting character developments. JGL plays Jon, a Jersey-fied gym rat with a porn addiction. Then he meets Barbara and he thinks things are really turning around. Then it gets complicated, as it always does.

Worth noting:

  • Don Jon surprised us by bringing up interesting questions and being much deeper than we anticipated. Surprisingly, it got straight male relationships right. It also has some interesting things to say about the idea of perfection, how adult relationships work, honesty, and all topics widely relatable.
  • Watch for the curtains scene. We had a lot to say about it.
  • The difference between porn for men and porn for women.
  • Tony Danza: the man’s still got it.
  • Why New Jersey? Could this movie be set anywhere else?
  • Also, Julianne Moore: what an actress.
  • Bechdel test and women in movies. Again. Ladies are important, too.
  • Google “age of consent.” Trust us. You won’t be disappointed.
  • Stop making up dumb elemental materials. Just don’t.

Featured in this episode:

  • Tony
  • Darrell
  • Jolie
  • Sam

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Ideology of Madness: Reign of Ironclaw: Welcome to Sepouia!

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This world is not the one we knew. Reignsborough is no more and our heroes are… changed.  New alliances, new friendships and new enemies populate the capitol city of the

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Ideology of Madness: New Evil Dead TV Series To Star Bruce Campbell Himself!

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Friday night at Comic-Con was the Screen Gems panel.  During the panel, they revealed that Sam Raimi, his brother, and Bruce Campbell are currently working together on an Evil Dead

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Zero Fortitude: Episode 140 Rogues & Thieves

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Hosts : Michael,Jacob,Bernie, and Miri

Fortitude Checks : Female Version of Thor , and Firefly Cast Reuniting for the Game Firefly Online

Interview : Chris Stottle from DailyMafia  Visit their website and Twitch!

Main Topic : Rogues and Thieves



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Accidental Survivors: The Modern Gaming Podcast: Collateral 35: Fear the Living

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Collateral 35: Fear the Living

Talking to John Jessop the creator of Fear the Living.

    Things of Which We Speak
    * The Fear the Living Kickstarter
    * Fraser was drinking Muskoka Detour
    * John was drinking Masquerade Columbia Valley Viognier

    * If you want to contact the Accidental Survivors, you can email us individually at chris@accidentalsurvivors.com, fraser@accidentalsurvivors.com, and rob@accidentalsurvivors.com.
    * If you're part of Google +, you can check out our page.
    * You can find us on Twitter as AccidentalFrase, Accidental_Rob, and AccSurvPodcast.

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The Way of the Game: We Just Watched a Movie – Barry Lyndon

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Barry Lyndon this week.  Alexandria…Why? next week.  As always, follow along on our iCheckMovies list, and be sure to let us know how you’d rank the movies in the comments below.


Barry Lyndon – December 18, 1975

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Producer: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Diana Koerner, Gay Hamilton
Studio: Hawk Films, Peregrine Productions
Distributor: Warner Bros.

The course of the conversation:

The boys are impressed with how the film handles the era and the passage of time.

The narrator works as a separate character and framing device.

Excellent acting.

Pleasantly slow story-telling, in the Dickensian model.

Marisa Berenson does a lot with her screen time, even without many lines.

Every duel is incredibly tense, and incredibly meaningful.

How does Barry Lyndon stack up in Kubrick’s catalog?  Only Michael can really compare.

Nathaniel praises Kubrick for getting emotion from his characters, but critics seem to disagree.

Can you feel connected to a spoiled, snobbish, aristocratic brat?

Surprisingly entertaining.  Surprisingly funny.

Nathaniel hates good cinema.

Michael hates listening.

Jonathan hates making decisions.

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Back Seat Producers: Back Seat Box Office #198

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Help Support Lilly’s Pediatric Cancer Treatment
Lilly and her family need your help (Brittney’s video)


1. Lucy
2. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
3. Hercules
4. The Purge : Anarchy
5. Planes


1. Hercules
2. Lucy
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4. The Purge : Anarchy
5. Planes

Art’s House
Jeff, Art: Happy Christmas
Father Beast: A Most Wanted Man

America’s Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Movies (And Least Favorite Characters)

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