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Review Roundup: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jul 23, 2014

Shakespeare in Love is celebrating its world premiere at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight, 23 July 2014, bringing together one of the largest companies ever assembled -- 28 actors and musicians, plus two dogs -- for a play in the West End. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

EA Sports Announces Clint Dempsey as North American Cover Athlete for FIFA 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) today announced that US Men's National Team Captain and Seattle Sounders FC star midfielder, Clint Dempsey, will appear on the North American cover of FIFA 15, sharing the honors with global football sensation Lionel Messi. The reveal was made at the start of today's Sounders FC vs. Tottenham Hotspur friendly with a Tifo display unveiled across the Xbox Green Zone at CenturyLink Field. This will mark the first time that an American has appeared on the game's cover since 2011. (more...)

EA SPORTS Announces Patrice Bergeron as Fan-Selected NHL 15 Cover Athlete
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

"Being featured on the cover of NHL 15 is a dream come true," said Bruins center Patrice Bergeron. "The fact that the cover is selected entirely by fans is an incredible feeling. The passion and support from hockey fans, especially Bruins fans, is unlike any other sport and I'm so grateful to everyone who voted for me." (more...)

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Is Now Available on PC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare for PC will contain an all-new co-op and multiplayer map called Jewel Junction. In addition, players will get the chance to play all the latest free game content including the Garden Variety Pack and Zomboss Down, a Wild West themed update with eight new playable characters, more than 200 wild customizations, and the Cactus Canyon Map. (more...)

Step Into the Octagon With EA SPORTS UFC in Stores Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

EA SPORTS UFC re-writes history by making Bruce Lee, the “Father of Mixed Martial Arts,” an unlockable fighter in the game. When fans beat career mode on pro difficulty or higher, they will unlock the legend and can test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC across four different weight classes. (more...)

Walt Disney Studios Announces Release Dates for 2 Steven Spielberg-Helmed Films
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has set release dates for the next two Steven Spielberg-directed films, both DreamWorks projects. (more...)

EA SPORTS PGA TOUR King of the Course Launches on Mobile Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

EA SPORTS PGA TOUR King of the Course offers up extremely fun swipe-swing and swipe shot-shaping controls that brings an intuitive feel to golf on your mobile device. The game offers lightning-fast, enjoyable challenges that allow players to get a quick golf fix whenever they like. In one level you may be attempting to precisely place a shot on the famous and tricky island green at the 17th hole of TPC Sawgrass, while in the next you could be facing off against a PGA TOUR pro such as Bubba Watson or Ian Poulter in a boss battle at St. Andrews. Players have a chance to even the odds on tough challenges, as you can utilize boosts like a magnet that pulls the ball toward the pin or increase the size of the hole to make it easier to drain putts or hole-out from the fairway. All this is wrapped in a fully-integrated social experience that allows friends to compete with one another to win crowns and become the true King of the Course. (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal in Talks to Lead Jean-Marc Vallée's DEMOLITION
by Movies News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

According to Deadline, Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to lead the upcoming drama DEMOLITION. Jean-Marc Vallée's, director of the DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, will helm the film, written by Bryan Sipe. (more...)

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Rocket Launches onto Playstation Consoles August 19
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

“Our players have already vanquished more than 400 million plants and zombies, and we can't wait for PlayStation gamers to add to this total,” said Brian Lindley, Producer on Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare. “They'll see how accessible, yet deep, the gameplay is, and will get endless hours of fun out of the game.” (more...)

Breaking: Jessica Chastain to Star in Second Season of HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE?
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2014

Jessica Chastain has been offered the lead role in the second season of the HBO hit drama TRUE DETECTIVE. (more...)

Free-to-Play PC Game EA SPORTS FIFA World Kicks-off Global Open Beta
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Created by the award-winning development team at EA Canada, EA SPORTS FIFA World is designed to be easy to pick up and play for all fans. Featuring the award-winning** EA SPORTS FIFA HD console gameplay, FIFA Ultimate Team, and a host of new features, the game delivers a fun and immersive football experience that is synonymous with the FIFA franchise. (more...)

ATC to Host LA Film Workshop with Casting Director Deb Dion, 6/8-6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Actors Training Center (ATC) will present the Los Angeles Film Intensive Workshop with Casting Director Deborah Dion for 3rd graders through adults, June 8th through June 15th at The Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave. Deborah Dion has worked with acclaimed directors Tim Burton ('Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'Alice in Wonderland'), PJ Hogan ('Peter Pan,' 'Unconditional Love'), Lasse Hallstrom ('Cider House Rules,' 'Chocolat,' 'The Shipping News,' 'An Unfinished Life'), John Madden ('Shakespeare in Love'), and M. Night Shyamalan ('The Last Airbender,' 'The Happening,' 'Lady in the Water'). (more...)

Peggle Masters Rejoice – Peggle 2 Now Available for Xbox 360
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

"The joy of Peggle 2 is like a contagious fever…an Extreme Fever!" said John Vechey, General Manager at PopCap Games. "I can't wait to share all the rainbows, joy, and unicorn horns to players on Xbox 360 and hope lots of new fans catch the fever!" (more...)

EA To Host Live Broadcast on June 9: “EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview”
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Hosted by Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, the live event will feature never-before-seen content from EA's upcoming games as well as sneak peeks at new projects and intellectual properties currently in development. Watch the one hour program broadcast live on Spike TV, streamed online at,, and other websites around the world. (more...)

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Blasts Onto PC June 24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

"We've had an amazing response from players since launching the Xbox platforms, and can't wait for PC players to join the party this summer," said Brian Lindley, Producer on Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare. "The PC version has all the great content that we have put out since launch like Garden Variety and Zomboss Down for players to enjoy from the start." (more...)

Jessica Chastain to Portray Marilyn Monroe in Upcoming Biopic BLONDE
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Jessica Chastain will take on the role of screen legend Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's upcoming biopic, BLONDE. (more...)

EA and BioWare Herald the Next Generation of RPGs With Dragon Age: Inquisition Launching October 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Discover all-new gameplay from Dragon Age: Inquisition in “The Inquisitor” trailer: (more...)

EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on Shelves Today in North America
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Gameplay innovations and new features make EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil authentic to the tournament experience. All new in-mode training session, adidas micoach Training allows fans to improve player attributes as the tournament progresses by competing in 18 different drills that can enhance everything from pace to shooting. New Penalty Kicks and Set Piece Tactics change the way the game is played from dead ball situations. Penalty Kicks feel dramatic and rewarding with new save animations, shot tuning, and Goalkeeper Antics, while Set Piece Tactics put fans in control of the runs their teammates take by using the directional pad and choosing one of four preset plays. Other innovations to the franchise's award-winning* gameplay includes improvements made to passing, dribbling, and player movement that were implemented to showcase the world class talent that will be on display at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (more...)

EA and Waystone Games Invites Players to Enter the Dawngate Community Beta
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Join us at PAX East: Waystone Games will be offering a hands-on experience of Dawngate at the Penny Arcade Expo EAST in Boston from Apr. 11-13. In addition to the friendly competition in the PC Room, there will be opportunities to meet the Waystone Games development team and celebrate the official launch of the online graphic novel, The Dawngate Chronicles, with artist Nicholas Kole. Plus, players can attend the Dawngate Panel, and all PAX East attendees will be receiving an exclusive bonus skin in their registration bags. Those unable to attend the show can stay connected throughout the event by watching the live stream at (more...)

Star Wars: The Old Republic Reveals Brand-New Digital Expansion, Galactic Strongholds
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

To celebrate the announcement of the Digital Expansion, all Subscribers as of April 2, 2014, will receive 500 Bonus Cartel Coins and all Subscribers as of May 4, 2014, will receive 1,000 Bonus Cartel Coins.* (more...)

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