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Tesoro Unleashes Lobera Spectrum RBG Mechanical Keyboard on North America

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March 17, 2015, Milpitas CA, USA – Tesoro Technology USA Inc., announces the Lobera Spectrum mechanical keyboard, featuring RGB per-key illumination, 9 LED effect modes, instant recording capabilities for every key and USB pass-through.

Full Spectrum, Full Customization

The Lobera Spectrum allows gamers to individually customize virtually any color, to any key. With 9 different LED effects, such as dimming, full zone, trigger, ripple, firework, radiation, rainbow wave, and per key customized mode as well as 5 levels of brightness and 5 distinct profiles to store them. There are endless combinations for a truly unique configuration.

Audio Mode

When Audio Mode is activated, the LEDs of each individual key dance to the beats and bass of your favorite tunes.

Switchable N-Key Rollover / USB 6 Key Rollover

Allowing gamers to switch between N-Key Rollover (NKRO) and USB 6 Key Rollover, the Lobera Spectrum is immune to ghosting or jamming issues. A fast 1000Hz polling rate helps makes sure no keystroke is missed, and with instant game mode switching, users don’t have to worry about accidental key presses taking them away from the heat of battle.

USB and Audio Jack Pass-Through

The Lobera Spectrum comes with a pass-through hub with audio/mic jacks and 2x USB 2.0 ports with a DC-in jack allowing gamers to charge their smart phones and tablets directly through the keyboard.

Instant Recording / 512kb Built-in Storage

Gamers are able to instantly program macros across the whole keyboard on the Lobera Spectrum. Profiles can be switched in just a couple keystrokes, and all the media keys are accessible with one hand. Built-in storage gives players the freedom to carry their preferences with them, even on different computers, preventing any tedious reprogramming.

Built to Last, Designed for Play

The Lobera Spectrum uses Kailh switches rated for 60 million keystrokes and high quality Costar stabilizers. Rubberized feet with tilt control, preventing slipping even during intense play.

Price and Availability

The Tesoro Lobera Spectrum is available now in North America at Amazon and Newegg for the suggested retail price of $149 USD in Kailh Blue, Black, Brown and Red mechanical switches.

While supplies last, those who order the Lobera Spectrum will receive a free Virtus.Pro X3 or Aegis X3 mousepad. The offer is only available till the end of March.

Tesoro Lobera Spectrum YouTube Video:

https://youtu.be/siHcluV_fTQ

For more information on the Tesoro Lobera Spectrum, please visit:

http://tesorotec.com/lobera-spectrum/

About Tesoro Technology USA Inc.

Established in 2011, Tesoro Technology USA Inc is a team of multinational gaming enthusiasts with over 30 years industry experience with one objective – make ultra-durable products that give the best gaming experience. To achieve this, Tesoro conceptualizes products from the input and feedback from the gaming community, and then builds them using the highest grade components. As a gamers company, Tesoro continues to expand into new horizons and push the limit further with each product unveiling. To learn more visit Tesoro’s website: http://www.tesorotec.com.

Jason Vorhees Announced for Mortal Kombat X

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March 13, 2015 — In celebration of Friday 13th, today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed details for the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack, the ultimate pass providing fans with Mortal Kombat X downloadable content (DLC), some of which will be available beginning at launch. The Kombat Pack will include access to four playable characters still in development, including horror icon from the Friday the 13th films, Jason Voorhees, as well as two Klassic Mortal Kombat Kombatants and another special guest character. In the Americas, the Kombat Pack is included in the Mortal Kombat X Kollector’s Edition by Coarse, Limited Edition and Premium Edition, and will be available for purchase separately for $29.99.**

Starting April 14, 2015, when Mortal Kombat X launches worldwide, fans who purchase the Kombat Pack will receive the Samurai Pack containing three new character skins: Ronin Kenshi, Samurai Shinnok and Jingu Kitana, as well as an accompanying skin pack with each playable character. Kombat Pack owners will gain early access to the following future DLC content before it is available for sale individually.

Etherium Release Date and New Gameplay Trailer

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March 13, 2015 — Etherium, the new real-time strategy game for PC from Tindalos Interactive, will release in two weeks, on March 25.

Anticipating the release, and following the previous gameplay video that offered a global overview of the game’s features, Etherium details its Conquest mode through a dedicated gameplay video.

In Conquest mode, a real galactic conquest awaits you. In this entirely non-linear mode, plan your tactics in turn-based, building invasion fleets, developing your technology tree to unlock new units and skills, spying on the enemy and sabotaging them, and ultimately invading their territories and planets in real-time strategy battles! You are free to decide how your conquests progress. Manage your resources, expand your colonies and extend your control of the map to assemble an army capable of crushing your opponents.

When invading an enemy planet or territory, you are sent to real-time strategy mode, where epic battles will ensue between formidable armies comprising numerous units: infantry, tanks, aircraft, and even gigantic colossi of war several dozens of meters high; real machines of destruction! Technological advancements made during turn-based view will let you use increasingly more powerful or specialized units: use scientific research to develop a tech tree enabling you to unlock new units and upgrades, access new structures to develop your colony and to use new special skills.

Etherium is currently available for pre-order with a 10% discount offer. The game will release on PC on March 25.

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BlizzCon 2015 Dates and Ticket Sale Details

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IRVINE, Calif. –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Get ready for two days of nonstop Blizzard gaming with a few thousand of your closest friends. Blizzard Entertainment today announced that its ninth BlizzCon® will be turning the Anaheim Convention Center into community central for all Blizzard games on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, with tickets going on sale in two batches on April 15 and April 18.

“There’s no better way to connect with the ever-expanding Blizzard community than by bringing everyone together at BlizzCon,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “With more games in development than ever before, we’ll have plenty of exciting updates to share and lots of great eSports competition to look forward to—we can’t wait to see everyone there.”

BlizzCon is an epic celebration of Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes and the global player communities that bring them to life. At this year’s event, attendees will have a chance to enjoy:

  • Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Global Finals for Blizzard eSports, including the StarCraft® II World Championship Series andHearthstone® World Championship
  • In-depth discussion panels with Blizzard game developers and artists
  • Community contests with great prizes
  • Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard’s game universes
  • More activities and attractions to be announced

Tickets to attend BlizzCon 2015 will be priced at $199 USD (plus applicable taxes and fees) each and will be available for purchase from the online event ticketing service Eventbrite via their website (www.blizzcon2015.eventbrite.com) in two separate batches. The first batch goes on sale at 7 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, April 15, and the second batch goes on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Saturday, April 18.

An exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) will also be held the evening of Thursday, November 5, giving attendees the chance to eat, drink, and be merry alongside Blizzard developers, artists, and community representatives while supporting a great cause. Further details on the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner, including ticket pricing and availability, will be announced at a later date.

Anyone looking to enjoy BlizzCon from the comfort of their own home will once again have the option to order a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multichannel online stream. Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

For more information on BlizzCon 2015, visit the official website (www.blizzcon.com). Additional details will be posted as the event draws near. Those interested in attending the show in person can make advance hotel reservations now and receive special BlizzCon rates by booking through the BlizzCon hotel website.

Blizzard Entertainment is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at www.blizzard.com/jobs.

StarDrive 2 Gameplay Trailer

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Haarlem, The Netherlands – March 12, 2015 Zero Sum Games and Iceberg Interactive released today an all new trailer for the upcoming 4X turn-based space strategy game, StarDrive 2. The trailer is packed with some of the key gameplay components, from designing one’s own ship (and fleet) to discovering new galaxies, friends and/or foes, to entering into real-time space combat or fighting in turn-based ground combat, StarDrive 2 is rich with everything 4X fans love – including friendly space bears and studious gun-toting owls. Of equal importance is that Iceberg is currently offering Steam code to media interested in previewing the game before its launch on Steam April 9, 2015.

StarDrive 2 is a turn-based 4X strategy game where the goal is to build an empire to span the stars. In StarDrive 2players will explore a vibrant galaxy filled with danger and intrigue in a deep turn-based strategy layer. Fans will design custom spaceships and deploy them into real-time battles with spectacular graphics and effects. They’ll hire heroes to lead your forces as they conquer worlds in turn-based tactical ground-combat mode. StarDrive 2 is the 4X game that fans have been waiting years for.

For more news and information about StarDrive 2, please visit the official Website at www.stardrivegame.com or check out the Facebook page www.facebook.com/stardrivegame.

Razer Blade Pro 2015 Announced

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of the new Razer Blade Pro laptop, a premier 17-inch gaming laptop and mobile studio for creative professionals.

Engineered with the all-new NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 960M GPU with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM, the new Razer Blade Pro is designed for extreme game play and professional work. An Intel® Core™ i7-4720HQ quad-core processor powers the computing functions of this portable multi-purpose laptop.

The new Razer Blade Pro also offers dual storage for higher speed and more capacity than its predecessor, featuring an SSD up to 512 GB and up to a 1 TB hard drive.

“The original Blade shifted the paradigm of mobile PC design and started the transition to gaming laptops being both portable and powerful,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “With the new Blade Pro, we’ve continued that heritage in a way that will push the envelope for gamers and creative professionals even further.”

The Razer Blade Pro’s performance is driven by the engineering principles of localized heating. This approach focuses on directing heat away from the main touch surfaces of the notebook, to areas that can dissipate heat quickly and are not commonly touched by the user. This allows the laptop to pack in the highest performance available with NVIDIA’s critically acclaimed GTX graphics.

With a 17.3-inch full-HD matte anti-glare display, the new Razer Blade Pro gives users the freedom to work and play without missing anything. At 0.88 inches thin and weighing only 6.76 pounds, the notebook delivers desktop-class performance without sacrificing portability. With an aluminum body, the Blade Pro is not only durable but is sleek, slim and light, all the way down to the compact power supply.

The Razer Blade Pro’s Switchblade User Interface (SBUI) is designed for a more efficient and intuitive experience for professionals and gamers. Featuring 10 customizable tactile keys and an LCD track pad to put additional tools at one’s fingertips, the SBUI makes gestures feel more natural and intuitive for editing, designing, and gaming.
The new Razer Blade Pro also includes a backlit anti-ghosting keyboard that registers simultaneous key presses with precision.

Availability:

Order now: www.razerzone.com/bladepro

Price:

Starts at $2299.99

Product Features:

  • Intel® Core i7-4720HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6GHz / 3.6GHz)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M (4GB GDDR5 VRAM), Optimus™ Technology
  • 16GB System Memory (DDR3L-1600 MHz)
  • Windows® 8.1 64-Bit
  • 128GB SSD + 500GB HDD / 256GB SSD + 500GB HDD / 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD options
  • 17.3″ Full HD 16:9 Ratio, 1920 x 1080 LED backlit
  • Intel® Wireless-AC 7260HMW (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.0)
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • (3x) USB 3.0 port (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 1.4a audio and video output
  • Dolby® Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 3.5 mm microphone/headphone combo jack
  • Array microphone
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • Built-in full-HD webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Compact 150 W Power Adapter
  • Built-in 74 Wh Rechargeable lithium ion polymer battery
  • Razer Switchblade User Interface (SBUI)
  • Razer Anti-Ghosting Keyboard (with adjustable backlight)
  • Razer Synapse Enabled
  • Kensington™ Lock interface
  • 16.8 in. (427 mm) Width x 0.88 in. (22.4 mm) Height x 10.9 in. (277 mm) Depth
  • 6.76 lbs. / 3.07 kg

Space Colony: Steam Edition Revealed with Trailer

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March 12, 2015 — Today Firefly Studios announced Space Colony: Steam Edition in London, with the first playable build on show at EGX Rezzed. Developed and self-published by Firefly, Space Colony: Steam Edition is a remaster of the original sci-fi base builder that expands the game with new missions and features. It will release exclusively on Steam in Q2 2015:

Fans of base builders, management sims and the closely-related Stronghold series can soon return to the world of Space Colony in HD. Faithful to the original game Space Colony: Steam Edition includes military and civilian campaigns with more than 80 missions in total, including brand new single player content. Steam Workshop functionality also has been added to the game’s map editor, allowing players to share custom maps with the Steam community. Fans can discover old favourites, upload new creations and even download whole new campaigns designed by the Space Colony community.

“As an indie dev self-publishing on Steam we’re in total control. That’s a daunting prospect but without Steam’s help, empowering developers like Firefly, this new release wouldn’t be happening.”, said Simon Bradbury, Creative Director of Firefly Studios. “Many of the original Space Colony team still work at Firefly and we’re all thrilled to see the game finally getting the exposure it deserves! I really hope players enjoy the new single player content and cool Steam features.”

Nearly twelve years after release, Space Colony: Steam Edition is more feature rich and visually enhanced than ever before. Created exclusively for Steam, this new remastered version will include Steam Achievements, Trading Cards, Steam Workshop support and Steam Cloud for saved games. Space Colony: Steam Edition is the definitive version for fans of the original and the Stronghold series, with which it shares DNA in both gameplay and an irreverent sense of humour. Also supported are new high resolution graphics settings, allowing players to view their entire colony while playing on a single screen.

For more information about Space Colony: Steam Edition visit: http://store.steampowered.com/app/297920

For more information on Space Colony visit: http://www.spacecolonyhd.com/

Second Round of QuakeCon Online Pre-Registration Today

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March 11, 2015 — We’re pleased to announce that QuakeCon 2015 online pre-registration for the BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon done Quick’ package is set to open for attendees today, March 11th at 7pm CT/8pm ET at:registration.quakecon.org. The BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon done Quick’ package, which includes fast passes for the entire event, contains:

BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon done Quick

Includes Fast Passes for the Duration of the Event

$175 (Limit of 300 packages available)

  • Select and Reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
  • Express lane fast-pass registration for the BYOC
  • Express lane fast-pass to every panel, presentation, and public event at QuakeCon
  • Limited reserved access seating for all panels, presentations, and events
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 BYOC T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 QdQ Lanyard
  • QuakeCon 2015 branded 4400 mAh Power Bank

Additional packages will become available for purchase in the coming weeks via the QuakeCon pre-registration site. Full descriptions for each of the limited packages, and the dates they will be available for purchase are below.

PREMIUM PACKAGES | DESCRIPTIONS & AVAILABILITY

Round 3 | Wednesday, March 18th at 7pm CT/8pm ET

BYOC Select-a-Seat + Swag Pack

Full of Limited Edition Items and Guaranteed Reserved Seating

$170 (Limit of 500 packages available)

  • Select and Reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 BYOC T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 Lanyard
  • TWO Special Limited Edition T-Shirts
  • QuakeCon Exclusive Hoodie
  • QuakeCon 2015 branded 4400 mAh Power Bank

Round 4 | Wednesday, March 25th at 7pm CT/8pm ET

BYOC Select-a-Seat

Includes Guaranteed Reserved Seating

$55 (Limit of 1,600 packages available)

  • Select and Reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 BYOC T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 Lanyard

Round 5 | Wednesday, April 1st at 7pm CT/8pm ET

Swag Pack

Full of Limited Edition Items

$125 (Limit of 500 packages available)

  • Official QuakeCon 2015 T-Shirt
  • TWO Special Limited Edition T-Shirts
  • QuakeCon Exclusive Hoodie
  • QuakeCon 2015 branded 4400 mAh Power Bank

While general attendance remains free, attendees wishing to participate in the QuakeCon 2015 BYOC must pre-purchase one of the ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat’ packages through our online registration site to guarantee a seat. As ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat’ packages are limited and all seats will be accounted for prior to the show, we won’t have seats available on-site or on a first-come-first serve basis. Once the packages sell out, we’ll be giving people the opportunity to win a limited number of BYOC seats via social media giveaways, contests, and via our event partners leading up to the show. Be sure to keep an eye on our QuakeCon Twitter account and QuakeConFacebook page for all the details on how to win!

About QuakeCon 

QuakeCon, the ultimate video game festival, will take place on-site at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX onThursday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 26th. Doors to QuakeCon will open on Thursday, July 23rd at 10:00am CT and will remain open through July 26th. For more information visit: www.quakecon.org.