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Bohemia Interactive Unveils Experimental Project Lucie

December 15, 2017 – Bohemia Interactive today announced Project Lucie, an experimental VR puzzle game for Oculus Rift, which is also playable with classic mouse & keyboard controls. Project Lucie is the latest free addition to Bohemia Incubator, a label for experimental games that are made available to the public. The launch follows the graduation of another Incubator title, Ylands, which entered Steam Early Access last week. In celebration, a brand new video introduces Project Lucie, and wishes Ylands good luck!

In Project Lucie, players take on the role of Lucie, an 8 year old kid with a big imagination, and follow her story by completing puzzles that come to life! Beyond Lucie’s story, an Editor mode invites players to explore their own imagination by building their very own puzzles. While it’s playable on PC with a mouse and keyboard, the game is built to support Oculus Rift and Touch controllers – to fully immerse players in a Virtual Reality environment, and provide a complete gameplay experience: full physical simulation, and complete presence within Lucie’s world and imagination. A Pre-Alpha version of Project Lucie is now available to play for free via the Bohemia Store.

“Project Lucie is at a very early stage of development” explains Project Lead, Laurent Lavigne, in his Welcome Blog. “It includes just one of Lucie’s stories, together with a creative sandbox and editor mode. We hope this ‘slice’ of features presents the core of what the game’s about. As part of Bohemia Incubator, our intention is to let players try our game, and share with us their feedback, comments and recommendations.”

Project Lucie is the third game to be made available under the Bohemia Incubator label. This Incubator release enables a small but dedicated team at Bohemia Interactive to test game concepts and validate design decisions, as well as to guide the development of supporting technologies and services. In addition, it is a way to learn more about different areas of game development, game genres, and platforms.

While there are similarities between Bohemia Incubator and Steam Early Access, a key difference is that Incubator games can be much more basic, experimental, and rough. Moreover, Bohemia Interactive might even decide to cancel or stop supporting an Incubator game. To reflect this, people will often be able to play the games for free while they are part of Bohemia Incubator (such as Project Lucie).

For more in-depth information about Bohemia Incubator, please visit http://incubator.bohemia.net, and check out the Incubator FAQ. To keep track of all the latest news, be sure to follow Bohemia Interactive on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

E! Announces Its Inaugural People’s Choice Awards for November 11

Los Angeles, December 14, 2017 – E!, the global pop culture powerhouse, announced today that the 44th installment of the “People’s Choice Awards” will premiere on November 11, 2018 with Den of Thieves’ Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager as Executive Producers.  Den of Thieves joins Wilshire Studios who have produced E!’s signature “Live from the Red Carpet” series for over two decades providing cross platform, in depth coverage of Hollywood’s biggest award shows.  As previously announced, E! acquired the “People’s Choice Awards” and serves as the exclusive home of the popular annual award show that celebrates the best in pop culture and is voted on entirely by fans. E!’s telecast of “People’s Choice Awards” will air globally across E!’s 17 international channels reaching 153 countries in 24 languages.  E!’s ownership of “People’s Choice Awards” includes the annual live event along with all digital and social assets.

“Den of Thieves, Jesse and Evan have an incredible track record in live event production, and we are excited to tap into their expertise, along with Wilshire Studios, as we evolve and supercharge this fan-centric, iconic franchise for the next generation,” said Jen Neal, Executive Producer, Live Events, Executive Vice President, Marketing for E! “By moving ‘People’s Choice Awards’ outside of the traditional awards season, we establishing a new window to celebrate the best in pop culture and will harness E!’s tremendous multi-platform reach to engage fans and drive momentum throughout the year.”

“We are thrilled to be producing the 2018 ‘People’s Choice Awards’ for E!. The PCAs are an iconic award show because they truly reflect the fans — through the power of their votes,” said Jesse Ignjatovic, Executive Producer, Den of Thieves. “There is no better home for this show than on E! and we can’t wait to bring that fan energy to the stage in 2018.”

Den of Thieves is a full service production company that specializes in the live event & award show space, having produced the “MTV Video Music Awards” for 11 consecutive years, the “iHeart Radio Music Awards,” “MTV Movie Awards,” “Radio Disney Music Awards,” “The Gong Show” on ABC, “American Idol” on Fox and several other projects featured on both television networks and digital outlets.

“The People’s Choice Awards” is the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favorites in movies, music, television and digital. Only fans determine the nominees and winners for the annual awards show and nearly 300 million votes were cast for its most recent installment, which aired January 18, 2017.

“People’s Choice Awards” was originally created in 1975 by Robert Stivers.  “People’s Choice Awards” was previously owned by Procter & Gamble and produced by Mark Burnett airing on CBS.

Far Cry 5: The Resistance Trailer

Here’s a new trailer for the upcoming Far Cry 5 titled “The Resistance”.

About Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 will be available March 27, 2018 on PlayStation® 4 Pro, PlayStation®4, the Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, and Windows PC. Set in America, a first for the franchise, Far Cry 5 offers players total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world as the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana. Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden’s Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance.

For more information about the game, please visit http://farcry.com.

World of Tanks Holiday Ops Detailed

Wargaming.net has announced its World of Tanks holiday plans – check out all the details below!

Holiday Ops 2018 in World of Tanks on PC

World of Tanks PC invites players to take on jolly Holiday Ops 2018 and spread the cheer in special battle missions, from December 15 to January 15. For completing these special ops, players are rewarded with decorations for their snow-capped Garage, as well as other bonuses and gifts. The more you decorate the wintry Garage and increase your festive atmosphere, the more holiday gifts you receive! Go wild with four different styles—Modern Christmas, Traditional Christmas, Soviet New Year, and Chinese New Year—to craft your own unique festive Aamosphere!

Big things come in small packages for World of Tanks Console as Toy Tanks Mode returns

Christmas comes early for World of Tanks Console with the return of Toy Tank Mode. Kicking off December 22 until January 1, players will be transported into a miniature festive wonderland, where they can discover tons of bonuses in addition to naughty or nice loot drops and can even claim a free tank from the recently released Swedish line.

Starting December 13, there are tons of festive treats waiting for players, including Tanksmas Challenge Earn Ops and 12 Days of Tanksmas operations to get even more presents or grab one of the various Tanksmas Bundles available.

World of Tanks Blitz gets festive with Blitz Fair

One of the biggest game events in the history of World of Tanks Blitz is back: Blitz Fair. Split into two stages, the first part takes place in-game, where players can earn awards and Tickets for completing tasks, which they can then use in the fair to get awesome rewards.

The second stage takes place on the World of Tanks Blitz portal. There is a ton of stuff to do including an auction with rare items—some available only once or twice in the game’s history. So don’t miss your chance to get the IS-3 Defender and other unique tanks this holiday season.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Out Now

(Moscow, Russian Federation) – December 14th, 2017 – 1C Game Studios, in partnership with Team Fusion Simulations, is proud to announce the release of a completely updated and improved BLITZedition of the realistic air combat simulator IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover.

Already known for its incredibly detailed cockpits, massively popular Multiplayer, and complex flight, engine, weapons and damage systems, Cliffs of Dover  has now been updated to state-of-the-art DX11 graphics and has had over 20 new flyable aircraft types and variants added to it.

In addition to the 25 original Spitfire, Hurricane, Bf-109 and Bf-110 types, players now have the opportunity to fly new aircraft, such as the rare Bf-109E-4N with its high octane, high-rpm engine and 30mm cannon. Players can also experience the C-6 ground attack version of the Bf-110 and the powerful twin-engine Bristol Beaufighter in both day and night-fighter versions.

Glorious new autumn and winter maps allow players to continue the campaign later into 1940 and the era of the ‘Blitz’.

Completely revised special effects and damage visuals provide spectacular detail, allowing players to savor the effects of their powerful weapons before sending their opponent’s aircraft crashing and burning to the ground.

Speaking of which, new ground textures and scenery, as well as newly implemented cloud systems, provide for a stunning environment to fly over and through, using the revised and improved flight model that provides the accuracy and fidelity flight sim fans expect. On top of all that, new high-fidelity sounds bring the experience of virtual flight to life.

This title is a must-have for experienced flight sim enthusiasts as well as newcomers to the genre, and will provide endless hours of entertainment in the company of an established, numerous and dedicated online community.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz Edition  is available for purchase on Steam beginning today for USD 24.99. Customers can take 25% off the price with the time limited launch discount. All existing owners of Cliffs of Dover Classic will receive BLITZ  free of charge:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/754530/IL2_Sturmovik_Cliffs_of_Dover_Blitz_Edition/

Additionally, this is only the first of what is expected to be a growing line of new releases for the IL-2: Dover series from the partnership of 1C Game Studios and Team Fusion Simulations.

Surviving Mars Trailer Talks Domes

December 14, 2017 – Dome wasn’t built in a day, but today Paradox and Haemimont have new details about the progress being made in Surviving Mars, the colony-builder-survival game coming out next year. We have a new trailer that shows gameplay centered around the shiny Colony Domes, and an extensive new developer diary that describes the main choices players will make as they design their cities-under-glass. Surviving Mars is going to be launching soon, coming to PC, Xbox, and PlayStation in Spring 2018.

Here is the new trailer, by popular dome-and

The dome dev diary is here: https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/dev-diary-3-dome-sweet-dome-by-boian-spasov-from-haemimont-games.1060652/

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Death on the Reik Trailer

STOCKHOLM DEC 14, 2017. Fatshark, an independent developer and publisher, today released Death on the Reik – a new DLC to their million selling hit game Warhammer®: End Times – Vermintide™.

“The announcement of Vermintide 2 does not slow things down for our heroes at present, as the Skaven continue to execute their insane plans and attacks” says Martin Wahlund, CEO Fatshark. “The adventure is still expanding, and all heroes are needed if we are to come out victorious”.

$6,99/€6,99 brings the players two new levels called Reikwald Forest and The River Reik, as well as a new melee weapon type, new achievements, and more.

Mountain High Announces Santa Sunday Fundraiser Event

Wrightwood, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2017 – Skiers and snowboarders dressed in Santa Claus costumes are invited to Mountain High on Sunday, December 17 to participate in the third annual Santa Sunday. This holiday event serves as a fundraiser for Protect Our Winters (POW), a climate change advocacy group for the snow sports community.

“We created Santa Sunday two years ago to raise awareness and funds for Protect Our Winters, a cause that’s deeply personal to all of us here,” said John McColly, Mountain High chief marketing officer. “Climate change continues to have a significant impact on winter resorts and we are doing what we can to help.”

Protect Our Winters, a nonprofit charity, seeks to engage and mobilize the snow sports community to lead the fight against climate change through educational initiatives, advocacy and community-based activism.

“We’re very happy to be part of this event for the third-consecutive year,” said Torrey Udall, Protect Our Winters managing director. “Aside from creating a lot of holiday cheer, it provides us with resources to protect the winter season that we all depend on. We are thankful to Mountain High for supporting us with this Christmas time fundraiser.”

To take part in Santa Sunday, guests are asked to pre-register for the event and donate a minimum of $20 to Protect Our Winters. Quantities are limited to the first 100 Santas. Receipts for online donation must be presented at registration to claim a day ticket (an 8-hour ticket is regularly $79).

Once a skier or snowboarder has successfully registered, including making his/her donation, that participant must wear a Santa suit complete with hat, beard, coat, belt and pants to Mountain High on December 17. Participants must pick up their tickets, sign liability forms and be at the Snowflake chairlift at 9:15 a.m. to participate in the Santa Sunday group ride.

Santa Sunday Schedule:

  •          8:00 a.m. – Arrive early, pick up ticket in Big Pines base lodge. Bring POW donation receipt, photo ID and completed Santa liability form.
  •          9:15 a.m. – Meet at the bottom of Snowflake chairlift for photos
  •          10:00 a.m. – Meet at the bottom of Blue Ridge Express for Santa Sunday group ride
  •          11:00 a.m. – Hashtag all Santa photos with #mhsantaselfie to win

For more information including ticket prices and hours of operation, visit mthigh.com or follow on Twitter @mthigh, Instagram @mthighsnow and Facebook.

Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season Released

December 13, 2017 – Today, in the first free season of content in Star Wars Battlefront II, fans can jump into the action and experience the excitement of Star Wars™: The Last Jedi™. Finn joins the battle as a playable hero for the Resistance striving to keep the galaxy from oppression, while Captain Phasma is playable as a new villain leading the First Order in combat. Both characters are now unlocked without any Credits required for players who log in during the season. Players can also immerse themselves in the authentic sounds and high-fidelity visuals of two all new locations straight out of the film. Battle on Crait in epic 20 vs 20 Galactic Assault matches or go above the Resistance Base on the planet D’Qar in intense 12 vs 12 Starfighter Assault dogfights in space. To begin Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season, players must first choose to fight for the Resistance or The First Order. This choice will be linked to recurring Challenges that rewards players on both the individual and faction-wide levels.

In Star Wars Battlefront II Resurrection, also available for free as a part of Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season, players can continue Iden Versio’s journey through the First Order’s rise to power. Taking place after completion of the single player campaign, Iden returns to search for answers in three all new chapters. In her pursuit, she uncovers secrets of the First Order that leads into the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Star Wars Battlefront II is powered by three powerhouse studios – DICE, Criterion Games, and Motive Studios – and in partnership with Lucasfilm, delivers three times the content than its predecessor. Spanning all three cinematic eras, the game allows players to live out their deepest Star Wars fantasies as a trooper on the ground, an ace pilot dogfighting in space, and an epic hero dominating the battlefront.

Star Wars Battlefront II is now available worldwide on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC. To join the Star WarsBattlefront II conversation, please visit www.facebook.com/EAStarWars, follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/EAStarWars or sign up for the official EA Star Wars newsletter at http://starwars.ea.com/newsletter.

* Requires Star Wars Battlefront II on applicable platform (sold separately), all game updates, internet connection, EA account, and, for console players, Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership (each sold separately).