Munich, Germany/ Vienna, Austria, November 15th 2017: The upcoming RTS/RPG game SpellForce 3 shows off the first of three playable factions: the Humans of Nortander. War-torn and battle hardened, the people of Nortander have suffered much in the past, but they’ve learned how to fight and how to endure. And they will need that knowledge, as the events in SpellForce 3’s campaign will be far from peaceful …
The new gameplay video shows the majestic city of Greykeep, the fields of Liannon and the harbors of Everlight, culminating in a vast battle between rival houses, as the humans are not only fighting against common enemies but also themselves.
SAN FRANCISCO, (Calif.) – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, introduced a newly improved Razer BlackWidow Ultimate mechanical gaming keyboard to its best-selling keyboard line-up today.
Augmented with water- and dust-resistant features, the latest Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is redesigned to be the most resilient gaming keyboard to date. With an IP54 rating, the keyboard has been tested to protect against accidental water spillage and harmful dust particles.
“We’ve never stopped making improvements to our gaming keyboards,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, and CEO. “The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is now more durable than ever and our first mechanical keyboard to incorporate water- and dust-resistant features.”
The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate continues to boast individually backlit keys. Each green LED is easily customizable through Razer’s Synapse software, which offers a wide range of dynamic lighting effects which include: Wave, Ripple, Reactive, Starlight and more. Gamers are able to create various lighting profiles via the advanced lighting effect configurator.
The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate also comes equipped with the award-winning Razer™ Mechanical Switches, the world’s first key switch designed specifically for gaming. Available for this keyboard in a single switch variant – the Razer Green Switch – Razer continues to lead the industry with gaming-optimized actuation and reset responsiveness. With a rated lifespan of up to 80 million keystrokes, the Razer Mechanical Switch is engineered for durability and reliably delivers top performance with every key press.
LONDON – November 14, 2017 –SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced the new historical strategy game Thrones of Britannia, the first title in the new ‘A Total War™ Saga’ series from its studio, Creative Assembly.
It is 878 AD, and the Viking Invasion of Britain is over. The Norse warlords are firmly established, but the ambitious kings of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have aspirations of their own – not least the great King Alfred of Wessex. Britannia is a furnace of possibilities, from which the template for modern Britain will be forged, across the most detailed Total War campaign map ever made.
“Our aim with Total War Sagas is to explore key flashpoints at distinct places and times in history”, said Series Director, Mike Simpson. “Unlike our era-spanning titles, we’re putting defined geographical areas under the microscope, building super-detailed campaign maps with a strong cultural focus and flavour that players can dive into. This will complement our broader-scope titles perfectly”.
Vienna, Austria, November 14th 2017; THQ Nordic is releasing de Blob today on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in collaboration with the fine folks over at BlitWorks. Earlier this year, in March, this fully remastered version of de Blob made it’s glorious PC debut and is now ready to color up current-gen consoles!
TAIPEI, Taiwan – November 13, 2017 – AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. today introduced a brand new line of gaming audio solutions called SonicBlast. The opening lineup includes two soundbar variations — the SonicBlast Soundbar GS331 and GS333, both of which deliver crisp and clear sound for a variety of occasions. Both soundbars are optionally complemented by the GS335 Subwoofer, a dedicated add-on that brings powerful bass and groundbreaking performance.
Featuring three EQ modes for games, movies, and music, the SonicBlast GS331 is a 2.0 channel soundbar that delivers 40W of rich sound and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the SonicBlast GS333 is a straight audio beast with 60W of roof-raising audio, built-in subwoofer for heavier tones, three EQ modes, and Bluetooth connectivity. For the bass hounds out there seeking an extra dose of thunder during their bombastic gaming sessions, there’s the SonicBlast GS335 that features 70W of in-your-face bass, a simple wireless setup, and intuitive on-board volume controls. The GS335 Subwoofer can be paired seamlessly with the GS331 and GS333 soundbars.
“Gamers have very specific needs when it comes to sound,” said Betina Huang, Marketing Assistant Manager of AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. “We’ve studied user feedback in terms of their preferences for gaming audio and have finally delivered products that crack the code with the SonicBlast soundbars and subwoofer.”
The SonicBlast GS331 and GS333 Soundbars and the GS335 Subwoofer are available now on Amazon.
November 8, 2017 – It is the crisis of the third century. A string of inept emperors and usurpers vying for power have torn the Roman Empire into three factions, and with barbarians and Eastern Empires ready to exploit the chaos, it’s do-or-die time. On November 30th, players can reunite the empire or tear it down in this new, grand-scale campaign pack for Total War: ROME II.
Total War: ROME II – Empire Divided features a host of new content to give a new lease on life to ROME II; including 10 different playable factions, new victory conditions and new campaign features such as plagues, cults and banditry. Empire Divided also puts a heavy focus on telling the stories of the characters and powers involved in this rich and fascinating period.
Also joining Empire Divided on November30th is the free Power & Politics patch update. This update overhauls ROME II’s political system to create a more subtle and intriguing experience with farther-reaching consequences.
Full details on Empire Divided, plus info on how ROME II players can gain entry to the Power & Politics open beta, can be found in the Empire Divided Q&A.
Larkspur, Calif. – November 7, 2017 – Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios today confirmed the details of the Homefront: The Revolution Xbox One X Enhanced Update. Xbox One X users will benefit from improved visuals and performance when playing Homefront: The Revolution. The update includes the following:
The game is rendered in 3200 x 1800 which is a four times increase over the standard Xbox One version. This resolution will provide superior image quality on 4k TVs and a crisper, super-sampled image on 1080p TVs.
All HUD and UI elements are rendered in native 4K for the highest quality image.
The Time Splitters 2 arcade machine content is now rendered in native 4K.
The game takes advantage of Xbox One X’s increased memory which will support more high quality textures on screen at any given time.
Frame rate performance is further improved.
HDR support has been added to both the Xbox One X and Xbox One S hardware.
Players that already own Homefront: The Revolution can download the update today and enjoy all of the enhancements. For those that would like to purchase the game, the full range of content including the main game and all DLC is available through Deals with Gold with discounts of up to 70 percent off. The deals will be available from today until November 14, 2017. A free trial is also available on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, containing the entire first ‘Red Zone,’ offering up to four hours of single player gameplay, and unlimited access to ‘Resistance Mode,’ the online co-operative mode in Homefront: The Revolution.
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – November 7, 2017 – OFM, a leading workplace furniture company, today announced the launch of a new gaming furniture brand, RESPAWN. With decades of experience in ergonomics, OFM created RESPAWN to deliver quality, accessible gaming furniture without sacrificing comfort or performance. The first RESPAWN products to market are a lineup of eight racecar-style PC gaming chairs that are designed to suit a range of gamers’ needs, including a range of adjustable seat depth, tilt, and arms, ergonomic comfort, and a variety of personalized colors and materials selection.
“Gamers have specific ergonomic and aesthetic needs that aren’t met by standard office chairs, and many of the seating options out there are outrageously priced or offer features that don’t provide comfort in a stylish way,” said Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM, Inc. “We knew that there was a need in the market that we could fulfill based on our 20 years of experience at OFM, and decided to create the RESPAWN brand. RESPAWN delivers an affordable and durable product designed specifically for gamers.”
The RESPAWN chair lineup has eight different options so gamers can select their preferred type of comfort, style and functionality. Features include:
Ergonomic Comfort: Whether the chair has a steel tube frame design encased in molded foam to provide highly-contoured support, or if it boasts segmented padding for a cushier feel, chairs have an adjustable headrest and lumbar support pillows to provide comfort that lasts. RESPAWN-200 and RESPAWN-205 feature reinforced mesh backing to increase airflow to regulate body temperatures and enable lightweight support.
4D Adjustability: Find optimal positioning by raising or lowering the chair, tweaking the height and depth of armrests or reclining from 90-130 degrees on the RESPAWN-100, RESPAWN-105, RESPAWN-110, RESPAWN-200 and RESPAWN-205 and up to 180 degrees on the RESPAWN-104, RESPAWN-115 and RESPAWN-120. Each chair has a full 360 degrees of swivel rotation to enable dynamic movement.
Premium Make: Upholstered in bonded leather in your choice of bold, contrasting colors, or in a darker professional-looking option, all RESPAWN chairs have up to a 275-pound weight capacity for long-lasting use.
Warranty and Support: All chairs are backed by the RESPAWN Limited Lifetime warranty with dedicated year-round representative support.
REDWOOD SHORES, CA (November 7, 2017) Today, Square Enix® and Crystal Dynamics® announced that enhancements for the critically acclaimed Rise of the Tomb Raider® are now available for Microsoft’s Xbox One X in conjunction with the new console’s launch. Players who have already purchased the game for Xbox One can now freely download and experience the wide range of new technical features on Xbox One X.
“We’re always pushing ourselves to deliver the highest fidelity experience in our games and we love taking those next steps with any new technology,” said Scot Amos, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “This launch coincides perfectly with our commitment to always offer the best we have as a reward for our dedicated and passionate fans. Providing these awesome new enhancements as a free upgrade enables Xbox players to maximize their Tomb Raiding experience.”
View the Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One X Enhancements trailer here:
Developed in partnership with long-time partners Nixxes Software, the Xbox One X features for the award-winning experience include the highest fidelity graphics ever in a Tomb Raider game. The new technical enhancements leverage the full power of Xbox One X and offer visual settings that gamers can tailor to their taste.
“Partnering with Nixxes Software has allowed us to deliver an incredible level of fidelity and immersion,” said Ron Rosenberg, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “They have proven once again that they are masters at getting every ounce of power out of a new platform.”
Xbox One X players can choose from one of three visual modes:
Native 4K: (full 3840 by 2160) for the highest fidelity resolution
Enriched Visuals for stunning graphic upgrades
High Frame Rate for the smoothest possible gameplay
New Xbox One X tech enhancements for Rise of the Tomb Raider include:
HDR display support for more vibrant and accurate color representation
Spatial audio support, including Dolby Atmos®, for true 3D audio
Enhanced texture resolution for Lara Croft®, NPCs, and environments for even more immersive and realistic details
Additional visual enhancements include:
Improved volumetric lights
Upgraded polygonal detail
Amplified texture filtering
In addition to these visual enhancements, current season pass owners who own an Xbox One X will receive all of the new content featured in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration™. This includes the “Blood Ties” single player content, co-op play for Endurance mode, “Extreme Survivor” difficulty setting for the main campaign, 20 Year Celebration outfit and gun, and five classic Lara skins. Additionally, all previously released downloadable content such as Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, Endurance Mode, Cold Darkness Awakened, 12 outfits, seven weapons, and 35 expedition cards are available. With over 50 hours of gameplay, this is the most comprehensive version of the award-winning experience.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration received over 100 awards and nominations and is one of the highest rated games on next generation systems. Lara Croft becomes more than a survivor as she embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition to the most treacherous regions of Siberia in search of the secret of immortality.
November 07, 2017 – Wargaming is excited to announce that World of Tanks, the free-to-play, online tank warfare game is now playable in 4K resolution and with HDR support as a launch title on Microsoft’s newest and the world’s most powerful gaming console – the Xbox One X.
World of Tanks made its first console debut in 2014 on the Xbox 360 and has been continuously enhanced and updated with new content and graphical improvements for the Xbox platform. Today, with the power of the Xbox One X, World of Tanks makes its biggest graphics leap on Xbox, offering tankers full native 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) support.
Additionally- for the very first time as the only title from the launch portfolio – players with an Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X can team up and use the voice chat to coordinate their tactical maneuvers on the battlefield, no matter which Xbox generation they are using. The strategic and tactical tank battle game provides full cross-platform playability across Xbox 360 and the Xbox One family.
“We are honored that World of Tanks is one of the launch titles today on the Xbox One X,” said TJ Wagner, Creative Director and Executive Producer at Wargaming’s Chicago-Baltimore studio. “The capabilities the new platform offers has allowed us to make World of Tanks look and play better than ever before on Xbox. Our team has been hard at work to enhance every aspect of the game, and we are looking forward to how the game will keep evolving on the platform to give the best tank gaming experience out there.”
New players will get the opportunity to kick off their tanking career with World of Tanks X Edition Starter Kit – available for free in the Microsoft store. It includes the base game plus the American Tier II T1E6-X1 Light Tank including 100% Trained Crew plus a free Garage Slot and 3 Days Premium time to give the new soldiers a boost to start with!
Exclusively available in the Microsoft Store is the immaculate Xbox Scorpion Bundle, which celebrates the new addition to the Xbox One family. It includes crew customization vouchers, Premium Time, XP Boosts along with special camouflage crew and the fierce M56 Scorpion, an American Tier VII Tank Destroyer that is perfect for snipers who also like to be on the move. Other tankers will certainly feel the sting as players leave their mark on the battlefield! Tank commanders can even add their calling card to their tank with the Scorpion emblem included in this bundle.
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