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Foxhole Launches in Early Access

Toronto – July 27, 2017 – Experience an expansive world at war in the action game Foxhole from independent developer Clapfoot. Launching today into Early Access on Steam (PC only) for $19.99, Foxhole is a massively multiplayer online game where hundreds of players work together to shape the outcome of a persistent online war.

Set in an alternate timeline of the great wars, Foxhole is the ultimate game of collaborative strategy and tactics, where every player action can have a powerful effect on a world in a state of war. With a unique mix of sandbox warfare and emergent multiplayer gameplay, the outcome of every battle is unpredictable.

“Foxhole requires players to plan and work together in ways never before seen in an online war game,” said Mark Ng, co-founder of Clapfoot. “Running supply lines, cutting off enemy logistics, and building out radio networks for communication are just as important as combat. Every soldier is a player in Foxhole so the narrative of the war is completely user driven.”

In Foxhole players control every element of war, from weapon production and base building to strategy and combat. To succeed they must acquire resources, build vehicles, and run supply lines to keep the frontlines well equipped.

For more information regarding Foxhole please visit the game’s website and Twitter pages.

ROCCAT Announces Khan Pro Gaming Headset

Shanghai/Hamburg, July 27th, 2017 – ROCCAT unveils their newest stereo gaming headset, the Khan Pro, during ChinaJoy Expo 2017 in Shanghai.

The Khan Pro delivers unheard of sound clarity, the first gaming headset in the world granted the “Hi-Res-Audio” certificate, given only to the very best audio products on the market. Thanks to the new ROCCAT Khan Pro, the player can hear and locate any opponent long before they ever come in sight. With a broad frequency range between 20Hz and 40kHz, the Khan Pro boasts deep bass, rich mids and clear highs, enabling gamers to pinpoint sound and location with ease in the heat of play. The Khan Pro makes every gamer a winner.

ROCCAT’s Khan Pro also features a “Real-Voice-Mic”, offering the most natural voice transmission deliverable in a gaming headset. The microphone of the Khan Pro can pick up lower frequencies than other competitors in its class, ranging from just 100Hz to 10kHz. This expanded spectrum makes the human voice sound as natural as possible on a gaming headset, optimizing team communication like never before, ensuring commands and callouts are crystal clear.

The low weight of the Khan Pro in combination with its memory foam earpads make it the perfect partner for long play sessions. It doesn’t matter if you’re racing for a World First Kill in World of Warcraft or the Global Elite in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – it will never get uncomfortable no matter the duration of play. The Khan Pro is the choice for ambitious esport gamers and all those who aspire to become a better player in general. Play like a pro – with the ROCCAT Khan Pro.

ROCCAT’s KHAN PRO will be available on all channels in October, at the retail price of 99,99 $.

Lionsgate Releases LEATHERFACE Poster

Here’s the new poster for the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre origin story, LEATHERFACE. LEATHERFACE is due out on October 20, 2017 – however, if you are a DIRECTV customer, you should have access to an exclusive screening on September 21, 2017.

  • Directed by: Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo
  • Screenplay by: Seth M. Sherwood
  • Produced by: Carl Mazzocone, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman, Les Weldon
  • Cast: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike, Sam Coleman, Vanessa Grasse
  • Distributor: Lionsgate
  • Release Date: Exclusively on DIRECTV September 21, 2017 and in Theaters and On Demand October 20, 2017
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Rating: R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexuality, nudity
  • Synopsis: In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff’s daughter dead. Ten years later, the Sawyer teen kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, Sawyer goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface.

New LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game Trailer

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released the latest trailer for The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game, based on the upcoming big-screen adventure.

The new trailer features Ninjago heroes Lloyd, Nya, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Master Wu perfecting epic combat moves, such as the “Stinging Bee,” “Swooping Hawk” and “Skyward Dragon,” and upgrading their weapons to defend Ninjago City from Lord Garmadon and his Shark Army.

Dead Alliance Multiplayer Open Beta Trailer

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – July 27, 2017 – Leading video game publisher Maximum Games has launched the free* multiplayer open beta of the upcoming team-based shooter Dead Alliance, running from July 27-31 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC. The open beta invites players to turn the undead into weapons against their enemies in three intense game modes – Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill and the MOBA-inspired Attrition mode – across three zombie-plagued maps.

For instructions on how to download the Dead Alliance open beta, visit: http://www.maximumgames.com/news/dead-alliance-open-beta-available-now/. Or just head to the PlayStation®4, Xbox One or Steam storefronts, search for “Dead Alliance,” and download.

Developed by Psyop Games and IllFonic, Dead Alliance raises the stakes of competitive shooters with the advent of zMods, zombie-controlling tech that can be used to strategically strike, swarm, flank, block, distract and surprise opponents in the heat of battle. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where teams of warring military factions fight for control of humanity’s last resources. At launch, Dead Alliance will feature a variety of single-player and 4v4 multiplayer modes, including Team Deathmatch, Attrition, King of the Hill, Capture and Hold, Free for All and Solo Survival.

Dead Alliance is expected to officially release on the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC on Aug. 29. The game’s Day One Edition, available to preorder now for $39.99 at major retailers and online, contains three bonus early-access loadouts featuring unique multiplayer weapons and perks.

For the latest updates through open beta and beyond, visit www.DeadAlliance.com, and follow the game on Facebook and @DeadAllianceMG on Twitter.

* Xbox Live Gold membership required to play open beta on Xbox One.

Need for Speed Payback Car Customization Trailer

EA and Ghost Games have released a brand new trailer for Need for Speed Payback, the latest action driving blockbuster from one of the world’s best-selling videogame franchises. The trailer reveals more details on one of the franchise’s most popular features: a deep and robust car customization system. For the first time in the history of Need for Speed, the developers are introducing “derelicts” in the game, allowing players to discover classic vintage vehicles and build them from scrap, to stock, to one-of-a kind supercar beasts.

Need for Speed Payback delivers a deeper customization experience than ever before. For more details on derelicts, visual customization options and new performance customization features, visit the new Need for Speed Payback Customization web page.

In addition, today EA announced that players who pre-order Need for Speed Payback will receive the Platinum Car Pack, which grants them instant access to five uniquely customized and tuned iconic cars, and exclusive Platinum Blue Underglow and Tire Smoke Vanity Items.

Platinum Car Pack Includes:

  • Exclusive Platinum Blue Underglow & Tire Smoke Vanity Items†

    • Nissan 350Z 2008

    • Chevrolet Camaro SS 1967

    • Dodge Charger R/T 1969

    • Ford F-150 Raptor 2016

    • Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2016

Players can get more details and pre-order the game here.

The Sims 4 Gets Console Release Date

REDWOOD CITY, California – July 26, 2017 Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Maxis today announced The Sims™ 4, the previously PC/Mac-only game that celebrates creativity, inclusivity and freedom of choice, will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation® 4 players worldwide on November 17th. From creating unique Sims and building amazing homes to developing Sim’s relationships and pursuing careers, The Sims 4 delivers the same emotional connection our PC players cherish to a new wave of console players. Fans will enjoy being empowered to create and control people in a vibrant virtual world as they experience life’s unpredictable, entertaining moments along the way.

“The addition of a console-version of The Sims 4 has been long-awaited by fans and newcomers alike, and we at Maxis are beyond excited to bring The Sims to new platforms,” said Executive Producer, Lyndsay Pearson. “The game delivers a beautiful The Sims experience on console and comes packed with tons of the fan-favorite content, so players can look forward to the unique gameplay, self-expression, and fun that have come to be tentpoles of The Sims brand. The possibilities to play with life are as endless as the players’ creativity.”

As with The Sims 4 on PC, console players can experience and test life’s limits in a world where there are no rules. Fans will have the power to create unique Sims, customizing everything from their hair color and style to their fashion choices and life aspirations. With the room-based Build Mode, players can design and pick décor, effortlessly building their dream home. In the mood to explore? Sims can check out the various neighborhoods and dynamic venues the world offers.

The Sims 4 on console gives players the unique gameplay the PC base game has to offer, plus many of the additional content updates added to The Sims 4 post-launch. After the console game launches, fans can also look forward to periodic game updates and extra content releases.

From Maxis and the talented team at Blind Squirrel GamesThe Sims 4 will be available worldwide on November 17, 2017 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Pre-order The Sims 4 on console* now and receive The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff pack, featuring hot tubs and tons of bonus décor for your outdoor oasis. Players who can’t wait to get The Simsparty started can pre-order The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition today and receive the full game three days early on November 14th. The Deluxe Party Edition includes special content like a Flaming Tiki Bar, outrageous costumes, silly animal hats and more, plus The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff featuring hot tubs. For more details and to pre-order The Sims 4, visit www.TheSims.com/Console. EA Access members will also get to play The Sims 4 up to five days before its worldwide launch, starting on November 9th, via the Play First Trial**.

To join The Sims conversation, please like The Sims on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to the YouTube channel.

Galactic Junk League Launch Trailer

Bratislava, Slovakia – July 26th, 2017 – Galactic Junk League will launch on Steam today, with the full release of this popular spaceship building combat brimming with new features and content.

To celebrate, a new launch trailer has been released and can be viewed here.

Developer Pixel Federation has introduced a host of new features and content to bring the free-to-play title out of Early Access. These include:

  • A new tactical mode, Galactic Conquest, which sees players battle over vital control points dispersed around the map while powerups will provide unique new abilities and gadgets to individual players or as a team as whole, such as mines, teleports and shields.
  • Three new maps specifically made for the Galactic Conquest mode: Abandoned Colony, Junkyard Belt and Junk Vault 1101, each featuring capture points and a powerful team power-up point.
  • An overhauled Class system which sees every spaceship class heavily modified to underline their respective importance from heavy firepower to speed, defence and secondary abilities.
  • A new Tactical Communication Interface which allows players to discuss their strategies quicker and more efficiently.
  • A host of other additions, including a new research tree, balance changes, flexible bundle prices which take into account the blocks you already own, and much more

Galactic Junk League is a spaceship building combat game that allows players to combine superior space-age technology with forgotten galactic junk to build cosmos-faring vehicles. In the game players can build and battle spaceships in literally any shape: from sleek fighters inspired by famous sci-fi franchises, to galactic hot dogs and battle-ready space toilets.

Galactic Junk League has seen a steady number of updates since launching into Steam Early Access on the 17th of January 2017, including new pre-made ships and parts, World War 2-inspired nose art, the Cyberpunk update, matchmaking improvements, new abilities and more.

For more on Galactic Junk League, visit the website (www.galacticjunkleague.com), like it on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter.

Razer Unveils New Tiamat Headsets

IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced two new headsets: Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 and Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2.

Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2

The Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 is an analog, true 7.1 surround sound PC gaming headset featuring 10 discrete drivers, five per ear cup, creating an immersive soundstage, essential for pinpoint positional audio and deep gaming immersion. Each ear cup contains a 40 mm subwoofer, 30 mm front (L/R) and center drivers and 20 mm rear and side surround drivers, working together to create highly accurate directional audio.

Included with the Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 is a completely new Audio Control Unit, which allows gamers to set the volume of each audio channel as well as toggle between true 7.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio. The Audio Control Unit also has a pass-through feature, allowing gamers with external desktop speaker setups to switch between their Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 and their speakers at the press of a button.

For in-game communication, the Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 is equipped with a unidirectional digital boom microphone which rotates alongside the ear cup when not in use and delivers crisp, natural voice in the heat of battle.

“Today’s games use positional audio extensively, so being able to hear which direction footsteps or shots are coming from is crucial to winning,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “With five drivers per ear-cup, the Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 gives gamers pinpoint audio accuracy whether they’re playing intense FPS matches or just want to lose themselves in massive soundscapes to bring their games to life.”

The Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 joins the ever-growing family of Powered by Razer Chroma™ devices, with 16.8 million color options and effects available on the ear cups and Audio Control Unit. Owners of other Razer Chroma enabled devices can sync their Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 with their existing setup or customize each product individually through Razer Synapse.

Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2

The Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2, exclusively featuring two additional 50 mm subwoofer drivers per ear cup, gives gamers maximum bass impact with crisp, clear audio.

Equipped with an adjustable digital boom microphone for natural sound reproduction, and utilizing an in-line remote with extension/splitter cable for compatibility with multiple devices, the Razer Tiamat 2.2 V2 is a versatile cross-platform gaming headset for gamers on PC, Mac, console and mobile.

The Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 and Razer Tiamat 2.2. V2 are available via Razerstore.com and major retailers worldwide. For more information, visit razerzone.com/XX.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:

  • Tiamat 7.1 V2: US$199.99/ €239.99
  • Tiamat 2.2 V2: US$129.99/ €139.99
  • Razerzone.com – 25 July 2017
  • Worldwide –25 July 2017

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

RAZER TIAMAT 7.1 V2

Headphones:

  • 10 discrete Neodymium magnet drivers. Each ear cup contains:

Subwoofer:

  • 40 mm Titanium coated diaphragm with Neodymium magnets
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 16 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1 kHz: 118 dB ± 3dB

Front (L/R):

  • 30 mm with Neodymium magnet
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1 kHz: 115 dB ± 3 dB

Center:

  • 30 mm with Neodymium magnet
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1 kHz: 115 dB ± 3 dB

Rear Surround:

  • 20 mm with Neodymium magnet
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1 kHz: 118 dB ± 3 dB

Side Surround:

  • 20 mm with Neodymium magnet
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1 kHz: 118 dB ± 3 dB

Microphone:

  • Frequency response: 100 – 10 kHz
  • Sensitivity @1 kHz: -38 dB ± 3 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 58 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional ECM microphone

Audio Control Unit:

  • Master volume, front speakers, center speakers, subwoofers, side speakers, rear speakers, microphone volume, microphone mute, audio mute, 7.1 surround sound / 2.0 stereo mode toggle and speaker / headset toggle
  • Cable: 3 m / 9.8 ft., braided fiber cable
  • USB connector for power
  • PC connector: 3.5 mm microphone jack, 4 x 3.5 mm audio jacks
  • External speaker connector: 4 x 3.5 mm audio ports

System requirements:

  • PC with built-in 3.5 mm audio jacks & 1 USB port (for power)
  • Dedicated surround sound card or motherboard with analog surround sound ports (3.5 mm audio jacks x 5 or more) for true 7.1 surround sound.

RAZER TIAMAT 2.2 V2

Headphones:

  • Drivers: 4 x 50 mm Titanium coated diaphragm with Neodymium magnets
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20 kHz
  • Impedance: front 32 Ω, back 16 Ω
  • Maximum input power: 50 mW
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft. plus 2 m / 6.6 ft. audio / mic splitter adapter cable

Microphone:

  • Frequency response: 100 – 10 kHz
  • Sensitivity @ 1 kHz: -38 dB ± 3 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >58 dB
  • Microphone type: ECM
  • Pick-up Pattern: Unidirectional

In-line volume control:

  • Analog volume wheel
  • Microphone mute switch

Audio usage:

  • Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Audio + microphone usage:
  • Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack

Turtle Beach Announces Partnership with Eclipse Club

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 25, 2017 – Leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) furthers its global esports reach with today’s announcement of a new partnership with Eclipse Club – a top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team in China. Eclipse will exclusively use Turtle Beach’s new Elite Pro – PC Edition as their official gaming headset and will make their first partnership appearance to meet fans at the Turtle Beach booth at ChinaJoy 2017 in Shanghai on July 27-28, 2017.

Eclipse was founded by legendary CS:GO athlete and Alex Bian Zhengwei who is acknowledged as the first Counter Strike player in China. He brought together top professional gaming teams All Gamers and Band of Fire under the banner of Eclipse Club earlier this year. Though the respective teams were relatively young, their disciplined tactical training approach and experienced coaching have already brought Eclipse early tournament victories, and there’s little doubt that they will reach the top podium at future tournaments.

“China is the biggest game market in the world with PC gaming counting for more than half of the total gaming audience, and it’s an honor for us to partner with the dynamic Eclipse team, its legendary founder, and their up-and-coming players to highlight the importance of audio to gamers in China,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “We look forward to working with Eclipse and sharing and learning from their insights using our Elite Pro – PC Edition as we look to broaden our reach even further in the PC gaming space in the future.”

“It’s a privilege to be working with a global leader in gaming audio when it comes to building our team on the best foundation possible,” notes Alex Bian Zhengwei, World champion EEWC player and the founder and head coach of Eclipse Club. ”When we play, precision is paramount and we need the very best tools in order to win, and using Turtle Beach’s Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro – PC Edition headsets ensures we have the best audio gear for our prep and competitions.”

Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro – PC Edition was designed from the ground-up for today’s generation of esports athletes and hardcore gamers playing on PC, delivering powerful DTS Headphone:X® 7.1 Surround Sound and Superhuman Hearing™ via the included USB amp, and innovative comfort-driven technologies to ensure players stay comfortable and cool under fire. Elite esports performance, ultimate comfort. The Elite Pro – PC Edition is available globally at www.turtlebeach.com and participating retailers for a MSRP of $199.95.

For more information on the latest Turtle Beach gaming headsets and audio accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com, and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.