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Civilization VI: Rise and Fall New Features Explained Trailer

January 16, 2018 – 2K and Firaxis Games today released a new trailer, “New Features Explained” for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. In this extensive gameplay preview, learn the details of all the new features like Great Ages, Loyalty, Governors, Emergencies and Enhanced Alliances, which are being added in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall.

The new trailer is available to view or embed on YouTube:

For the latest news on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, visit the official site, subscribe on YouTube, like Civilization on Facebook, or follow @CivGame on Twitter.

Ubisoft Unveils Far Cry 5 Mondo Edition

SAN FRANCISCO – January 16, 2018 – Today, Ubisoft announced the Far Cry 5 x Mondo Edition, featuring a set of artwork inspired by the Project at Eden’s Gate, is now available for pre-order exclusively on the Ubisoft Store for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices, and Windows PC: https://store.ubi.com/us/far-cry-5-x-mondo-edition/5a4bab4dca1a644b199566f1.html

Ubisoft has teamed up with Mondo, a collective of artists famous for their unique graphic take on movie poster art, to create an exclusive collection, which includes the following itemsart piece that highlights the deviously captivating power that Joseph Seed and the Project at Eden’s Gate hold. The Far Cry 5 x Mondo Edition also includes:

  • Far Cry® 5 Standard Game inserted in the game’s SteelBook®
  • A unique, exclusive and limited SteelBook® X Mondo designed by Jay Shaw, Creative Director of Mondo
  • A vinyl record, featuring Far Cry 5 original soundtrack
  • A code to download the digital version of the vinyl tracks
  • A unique box featuring Mondo drawing of FC5 villain

For Mondo, this capsule collection with Ubisoft was an exciting challenge. “Over the years, we have done pretty much everything related with film collectibles and this collaboration represents the next step: with gaming you’re lot more open, to interpret. It’s a bigger story,” said Jay Shaw, Creative Director of Mondo. “We are very happy to collaborate with an extraordinarily creative company like Ubisoft!”

The Far Cry 5 Mondo edition is limited to 4000 units worldwide and is already available for pre-order on all platforms for $99.99 exclusively on the Ubisoft Store https://store.ubi.com/us/far-cry-5-x-mondo-edition/5a4bab4dca1a644b199566f1.html

Players, who will pre-order the Far Cry 5 by Mondo capsule edition, will receive the unique Doomsday Prepper Pack and the Chaos Pack, which include a set of cosmetic and consumable items to be used as players lead the resistance against The Project at Eden’s Gate..

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 Far Cry 5, please visit farcry.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/farcry and on Twitter at twitter.com/farcrygame or hashtag #FarCry5.

For the latest on Far Cry 5 and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

PDX CON 2018 For Our Fans Trailer and Details

STOCKHOLM — Jan. 15, 2018 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of games for truly memorable players, today announced that tickets for PDXCON 2018 will become available for purchase on February 8, 2018. PDXCON, Paradox’s public celebration of their global community of fans and players, will make a grand return to Stockholm after last year’s inaugural public debut, with the convention happening on May 18-20, 2018. Attendees will have exclusive chances to meet the creators of their favorite games, mingle with top content creators within the community, learn what’s in store for future titles, and of course, play Paradox games with their friends to tell new stories within the publisher’s many worlds.

A new Paradox trailer is available today, featuring a few characters who have lived through Paradox’s more “unique” tales:

Beginning on February 8, tickets for PDXCON will go on sale to the public. Multiple admission tiers will be available, each including a set of exclusive perks and attractions for attendees. In addition, visitors who buy tickets within the first month of availability will receive access to an “Early Bird” discount with any tier of purchase.

The basic “Baron” ticket will grant visitors an all-access pass to the convention on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, along with an exclusive PDXCON goodie bag, access to special multiplayer events and on-site beta titles, and more. Visitors who choose the premium “King” ticket will receive everything that comes with the Baron, along with special Friday activities at the Paradox Interactive offices, plus a larger goodie bag and unique in-game items for Crusader Kings II. For those who splurge on the exclusive “Emperor” ticket, a set of personal workshops with the Paradox developers awaits, alongside discounts on upcoming Paradox titles, included meals at the convention, and even addition of their personally designed characters to a Paradox game – plus much more.

Full details on all ticket tiers are available at the PDXCON website, along with the chance to sign up and be the first informed when tickets go on sale. For all information, visit the PDXCON website here: https://pdxcon.paradoxplaza.com/

Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China Xbox One Launch Trailer

Sweden, January 15, 2018 — ACE MADDOX’ air-combat action game Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (FTSOC), based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that helped defend China in World War 2, has now launched on Xbox One and is available worldwide. FTSOC is priced $18.99 USD, €18.99 EUR, and £15.19 GBP (local pricing may vary).

Developed and self-published by ACE MADDOX (courtesy of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program), Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China is available on the Xbox Store in 11 languages: English, Spanish, French, Polish, German, Portuguese-Brazil, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Russian, Italian, Turkish, and Japanese.

VR Title Far Home Gets Social Media Presence

LONDON, January 12th, 2018 – Dynamic new UK developer, DEVCUBESTUDIO developing their first VR title, Far Home, announced their presence in Facebook and Twitter. Now you can get regular updates about Far Home in your favorite social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Hitting Early Access January 2018 and launching at the end of 2018 for HTC Vive and Oculus, Far Home is a unique science-fiction game that teleports users into the year 2300, where earth is overpopulated and polluted, and humanity are searching for a new home.

Far Home is DEVCUBESTUDIO’s first foray into the VR world, and an exciting time for this young, charismatic studio.  The 50-strong team are pulling on their combined experience to not only create an action-packed first-person shooter with co-op option, but build something that treats its players to an immersive team based science fiction adventure.

Users can choose from 6 individual character classes and have the chance to explore 5 different planets, all with their own distinctive environments. During each expedition, players will encounter a number of unusual inhabitants that will either help or hinder them on their journey.

Make sure you follow Far Home on Facebook and Twitter.

Attack on Titan 2 Gets New Multiplayer Features

Burlingame, Calif. — January 11, 2018 — KOEI TECMO America today revealed the action-packed online features for their upcoming action title ATTACK ON TITAN 2, along with the next set of playable characters in the still growing new roster. The heavily-anticipated sequel is coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Switch™, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam® on March 20, 2018.

In ATTACK ON TITAN 2, players can enjoy one of the newly introduced online modes to either build friendships or create enemies. Returning from Attack on Titan are the co-operative online modes, alongside an all-new competitive PvP mode where players fight against each other to claim the highest score, and ascend to the top of the leader boards.

The newly introduced competitive multiplayer option, Annihilation Mode, sees two teams of four Scouts compete to earn the highest score within a set time limit. Defeating the devastating Titans is one of the most important ways to earn individual points and climb the leader board. Although, working together is also key as it can earn the team a Chain Bonus through destroying each Titan body part before subjugating them. Building and defending bases is also an efficient way of securing points. With select areas on the map allowing for base development, opposing teams will vie for the location – defending them is of utmost priority.

With ATTACK ON TITAN 2’s Annihilation Mode, stopping the opposing team’s progress can be a surefire way of turning the tides during a game. A selection of different items can be used to halt the enemy in their track, including Numbing Bullets which cause the player to be temporarily paralyzed, and Paint Bullets which briefly covers the opponents screen and mini-map. As a match draws to a climactic close, the stakes raise, as in the last minute any points earned are doubled. Within this time, it is imperative for players to work closely and earn as many points as possible to come out in the lead.

Online functionality is not only limited to competitive play, as players are able to take on missions co-operatively in Story Mode and Scout Missions. Gathering a team of close allies during these modes allows them to experience the gripping events while fighting against the Titan threat together.

In ATTACK ON TITAN 2, players are able to select one of their favorite characters from a roster of over 30; including their own Custom Scout or one of the newly announced additions – Keith Sadies, Kitz Woermann, Dhalis Zachary and Dot Pyxis. Alongside assets of these new exciting gameplay modes, KOEI TECMO America released a fresh selection of images providing a deeper look at the Character Creation Studio, and the various ways it can be used to create a unique Scout, Online Communication Features and Online Weapon Development.

To keep up to date with the latest news on ATTACK ON TITAN 2 please visit the official site at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/attackontitan2, Like www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, and Follow us on Twitter @koeitecmous

Tt eSPORTS Releases the New DRACONEM RGB Touch Edition Gaming Mouse Pad

Las Vegas, United States – January 11th, 2018 – Tt eSPORTS, the energetic and powerful challenger introduces a new addition to the DRACONEM RGB gaming mouse pad family, the DRACONEM RGB Touch Edition Gaming Mouse Pad. Equipped with 16.8 million RGB color illumination, 4 stunning lighting effects, coupled with a completely new left, right and bottom design construction, gives the mouse pad even greater color illumination than ever before. The surface for the mouse pad is specially optimized and creates play that is balanced for both speed and control. The highlight feature, a state-of-the-art biometric FIDO certified Touch ID System, which allows for easy login to PC systems, access to favorite web pages, and secure file and folder encryption. In addition, enthusiasts can further customize their desired lighting settings with both hardware and software controls for even greater color personalization.

Further information from Thermaltake at CES 2018 is available on our dedicated CES 2018 website: http://ces2018.thermaltake.com/

Tt eSPORTS DRACONEM RGB Touch Edition Gaming Mouse Pad suggested price of USD 49.99

Shoppe Keep 2 Reveal Trailer

January 11, 2018 – Shoppe Keep 2, the much-anticipated sequel to the 2015 original, will launch in Early Access for PC on 26th April 2018. Take a look at the brand new reveal trailer.

The new game will expand upon the unique concept and gameplay of the original Shoppe Keep. Players will be tasked with running and growing their own fantasy store, selling armour, weapons and potions to adventurers and NPCs – but this time they won’t be alone. Brand new to Shoppe Keep 2 is online multiplayer, which will see players teaming up with friends in order to run a store together.

Shoppe Keep 2 also features a diverse open world for players to explore, full of dangerous creatures to hunt and rare loot to find – all of which feed into the titular Shoppe Keeping.

Take on a venomous spider and sell its poison, or hunt for special loot that will make quite the profit. With players themselves adventuring this time around, they will also need to kit themselves out with armour, weapons and potions – which is why every single item that can be sold to customers can also be equipped or used by the player character.

To keep up to date with everything Shoppe Keep 2, players should add the game to their Steam wishlist.

DONTNOD Presents Vampyr – Webseries Teaser

January 11, 2018 – Focus Home Interactive and DONTNOD Entertainment are excited to announce “DONTNOD Presents Vampyr”, an original weekly four-part webseries that reveals the studio’s signature approach to bringing the narrative-driven RPG, Vampyr, to life.

Watch the teaser trailer for this unique webseries, produced and realized by the video department of Focus Home Interactive. In each 5-minute episode, the French developer invites fans into the heart of their Parisian studio to unveil exclusive new gameplay footage, accompanied with deep insight into their creative process, beginning with Episode I: Making Monsters on January 18.

In the first episode, Making Monsters, DONTNOD delves into their signature identity and reasoning behind putting players into the role of a conflicted predator. The studio will make players feel the duality that torments doctor-turned-vampire, Jonathan Reid, giving them the freedom to choose who to sacrifice and who to save. Every killing has consequences, and it’s up to players to balance their need to feed and grow stronger, with the rapidly deteriorating city of London.

Four episodes are planned in total for the weekly series:

  • Episode I: Making Monsters
  • Episode II: Architects of the Obscure
  • Episode III: Human After All
  • Episode IV: Stories From the Dark

New Critters Series and More Announced From WBTV

BURBANK, Calif. (January 10, 2018) — Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) continues to create new and exciting original content for the digital marketplace, with two new series orders from Verizon announced today at a panel during the Television Critics Association’s (TCA) 2018 Winter Press Tour on the Warner Bros. Studios lot. The new live-action comedies are Golden Revenge, from Conan O’Brien’s Conaco LLC, and Critters: A New Binge, a series adaptation of the cult classic feature films. Both series will begin production in early 2018.

These two series orders continue the highly successful relationship between Verizon and BRC which began with Now We’re Talking, the live-action, sports-themed comedy from UNINTERRUPTED which was recently renewed for a second season. The collaboration between the two companies continued with the scripted original digital feature Good Girls Get High, an Alloy Entertainment Production, which will premiere on the streaming video service in 2018.

“With a cast list as diverse as puppies, cats and rampaging critters, these two new shows are perfect examples of the unexpected and dynamic programming we aim to produce at Blue Ribbon Content,” said Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Blue Ribbon Content, and Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation. “Verizon has been a great partner, and we can’t wait for audiences to dive into these stories.”

For more information on the BRC programming slate for Verizon, see below.

LIVE-ACTION COMEDY SERIES

  • GOLDEN REVENGE — Golden Revenge tells the epic saga of three pets out to get even with the jerks that left them for dead in this heartwarming animal tale that quickly turns into a quest for bloody vengeance. This original comedy is directed by Tom Stern (Saul of the Mole Men, The Andy Milonakis Show), who also wrote the series with Josh Gardner (Saul of the Mole Men, MADtv). Both Stern and Gardner executive produce. Golden Revenge is produced by Retrofit Films and Conaco LLC in association with Blue Ribbon Content for Verizon.
  • CRITTERS: A NEW BINGE — In this series adaptation of the fan-favorite cult films, the critters return to Earth in search of one of their kin, who was left behind years ago during an earlier mission. They land in Burbank, Calif., where they wreak havoc on a group of high schoolers and their families in this new digital series written and executive produced by Jordan Rubin, Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan. Rubin also directs. Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper, from the original Critters film franchise, are producers. Critters: A New Binge is produced by Abominable Pictures in association with Blue Ribbon Content for Verizon.

LIVE-ACTION DIGITAL FEATURE

  • GOOD GIRLS GET HIGH — With graduation looming, two academically gifted “good girls,” frustrated with their social standing in the high school hierarchy, get stoned on their last night of senior year in Good Girls Get High, a new scripted original digital feature. After their evening of experimentation goes hilariously awry, they ultimately learn that being “bad girls” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The film is directed by Laura Terruso, who is also a writer along with Jennifer Nashorn Blankenship. The cast includes Sundance breakout star Abby Quinn (Landline), Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3, Jem and the Holograms, A.N.T. Farm), Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga films), Isabelle Fuhrman (Masters of Sex, The Hunger Games, Orphan), Chanté Adams (Roxanne Roxanne), YouTube sensation Miles McKenna, with Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black) and Danny Pudi (Community). Les Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton serve as producers, and Tripp Reed is an executive producer. The film is an Alloy Entertainment Production in association with Blue Ribbon Content for Verizon, and is based on the book in development with Alloy Entertainment.