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There are more movies about the Vietnam war than almost any other subject, so it takes something very special to stand out from the crowd. Step forward Platoon ($9), a blood and guts look at the horrors of war through the eyes of a young recruit. Starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Defoe and directed by Oliver Stone, anyone who thinks that war is nothing to get excited about needs to watch this movie as it's the nearest thing to being out in the field yourself.
If you're looking for MirroRless Interchangeable Lens Camera (MILC) then you owe it to yourself to check out the Sony Alpha 6000 ($648). This is one of Sony's most solidly built cameras yet. It features a high quality metal body, OLED electronic viewfinder, 3-inch, 921k-dot tilting LCD, APS-C 24.7-megapixel CMOS sensor, WiFi, and 1080/60p video. You also get an incredibly fast auto-focus and an 11 frames-per-second consecutive shooting mode. The price include the body only but for an extra $150 bucks you can get it paired with a 16-50mm power zoom lens.
Winter is coming and it's time to prepare before the real cold gets here. The Woolrich Classic Arctic Parka - Flint Olive ($885) will be your go to Parka this coming Winter. Woolrich has been making clothing since 1830 and you can see the centuries of experience in every part of this jacket. Originally made for Oil workers, the Classic Arctic Parka, offers exceptional protection from sub-zero temperatures. It features a duck-down filled jacket with a wind resistant 60/40 shell, two handwarmer pockets, double button closure, and genuine fur lined hood.
For those millions of fans of The Walking Dead on AMC, Max Brooks and anything zombie related, those clever guys behind Fifty Shades of Chicken are back, with The Snacking Dead ($14), this new parody strewn cookbook that is packed with snacks for all occasions, tips for those who cooking under duress, and woven in between is a love story that will warm your heart. All this is accompanied by some awesome food photography that will have you salivating. Pam Beaumont is at the heart of this book, and we join her on her quest to fight the dead while feeding the living. This apocalypse ain't no picnic, but Pam survives on quick snacks and bites and her love for Daryl, the the badass from the backwoods who wages war with a crossbow and reminds her that a a woman can have an appetite for more than food.....
They say PC gaming is the premium gaming experience. Something the console gamer just can't match. The Asus Republic of Gamers certainly took that belief to heart when they build this beautiful machine. The Asus Rog Avalon Gaming PC ($TBA) is a celebration of a decade's worth of work in the game industry and features a new design that includes separate boards for the SSD, PSU and Graphics Cards giving you the ability to easily and quickly swap out cards to customize to hearts content. The motherboard is based on the classic 7170 chipset with a rear modular I/O so you have maximum customization available.