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Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Charisma PSA Video

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September 30, 2015 – At Vault-Tec, we’re working around the clock to help prepare you for the possibility of total atomic annihilation with our educational series on the seven defining attributes that make you S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

In today’s chapter we focus on Charisma to help you better understand how to negotiate your way out of danger with unsavory characters and earn the trust of your fellow Wasteland inhabitants. You can share this video and help ensure the survival of your fellow citizens with the below YouTube link and embed.

For more survival tips from Vault-Tec, stay tuned next week to learn how your Intelligence is key to unlocking opportunity and adapting to your new world aboveground.

Remember, the rebuilding of this great nation of ours may fall to you so study these materials carefully to ensure you survive and thrive in a life aboveground.

Set to release worldwide on November 10, 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Fallout 4 is the next generation of open-world gaming where every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours.

Fallout 4 has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information about the game visit: www.Fallout4.com.

WildStar Free to Play Launch Trailer

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (September 29, 2015) – NCSOFT® and Carbine Studios™ announced today that WildStar is now free-to-play. Today, new and returning players in North America and Europe can get a free ticket to planet Nexus and experience all of the epic WildStar content that has been released over the past year.

“Today is an important milestone in WildStar’s history and the team has been working very hard to make sure the game is better than ever,” said Mike Donatelli, product director, Carbine Studios. “We received a ton of positive feedback from our fan base through our closed beta and have worked to create a game that is fun, accessible, and engaging for all players.”

Having originally launched with a subscription model in June of 2014 to critical acclaim, WildStar was the highest-rated MMO on Metacritic for the year. The game’s free-to-play launch marks a major moment in the game’s development, improving the overall experience for both old players and new. In addition to the new business model, the game is getting its most comprehensive update yet. Titled WildStar: Reloaded, the update brings new content, enhanced game systems, special in-game events and tons of quality of life improvements. Many players have returned to the community over the last few months, reinvigorated by the game’s improvements and new, exciting content.

Alongside the free-to-play launch and game update, NCSOFT and Carbine Studios revealed a brand new game trailer from Paris-based creative studio, Fortiche Productions, that can be viewed here:

To jump into WildStar today, players will simply need to create an NCSOFT account and download the client here: https://www.wildstar-online.com/en/freetoplay/.

About WildStar®

Critically acclaimed and now free-to-play, WildStar is a sci-fi MMO of epic proportions set on the mysterious planet Nexus. Blast off to a huge and amazingly vibrant world packed with unique characters, exotic locations, thrilling challenges, and dark mysteries. Experience exhilarating action combat, deep character customization, and one of the most powerful housing systems ever seen in an MMORPG as you work alongside the citizens of Nexus to solve the primordial puzzles of the universe itself.

For more on WildStar head over to: www.wildstar-online.com

About Carbine Studios™

Carbine Studios is a software development company focused on making high-quality, and conceptually innovative Massively Multiplayer Online games.

Located in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Carbine was founded in 2005 as a division of NCSOFT Corporation by a dedicated team of game industry veterans who have contributed to watershed franchises such as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Diablo and Fallout. The studio is hard at work on their sci-fi themed MMORPG, WildStar. For more information on Carbine Studios, please visit www.carbinestudios.com.

About NCSOFT West

NCSOFT® is the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®Blade & Soul®Lineage®Guild Wars® and WildStar® franchises. NCSOFT West is a division of NCSOFT that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at www.ncsoft.com.

Daybreak Games Crowns H1Z1 Invitational Winners

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SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 28, 2015 – Daybreak Games has declared Twitch personalities Ninja and MrGrimmmz as the victors of its first-ever H1Z1 Invitational at TwitchCon this weekend. The two champions received $19,932 apiece, with the rest of the $173,320 overall prize pool distributed incrementally between the remaining top 10 finishers.

Tyler Blevins aka Ninja – a former Halo world champion – hails from Illinois and has been streaming games on Twitch for about three years, boasting over 100,000 followers. MrGrimmmz, from California, had logged more H1Z1 Battle Royale matches than any of the other participants in the last few months, with his viewers having watched him play more than 20,000 minutes of H1Z1.

The H1Z1 Invitational consisted of two standard Battle Royale matches, with half of the prize money split among the top 10 finishers of game one and the other half divided among the top 10 finishers of game two. With no repeats in the top 10, Ninja and MrGrimmmz faced different opponents in the final fight – Ninja overcame well-known League of Legends broadcaster Trick2g while MrGrimmmz won an exciting shotgun shootout with JoshOG. The H1Z1 Invitational was MrGrimmmz’s first tournament and Ninja’s first PC tournament.

The H1Z1 Invitational pitted more than 55 of Twitch’s most popular broadcasters, including LIRIK, Sodapoppin, summit1g, LegendaryLea, and Towelliee, against one another in PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battle Royale, the nail-biting last-man-standing mode found in the zombie survival game H1Z1. They were joined by four players chosen from the H1Z1 community through Daybreak’s Road to TwitchCon competition. One player also earned a seat in the Invitational on-site, winning the Qualification Championship Battle Royale the day before the tournament.

The vast majority of the prize pool was fueled by community purchases of the H1Z1 Invitational Crate Key, which offered players exclusive in-game emotes, skins and more. Over 140,000 concurrent viewers tuned in to Twitch to watch the triumph and heartbreak of the H1Z1 Invitational unfold live.

For more information on the event, prize pool and individual participants, please visit www.h1z1.com/invitational.

About H1Z1 & Battle Royale

Enter a world that has been overrun by zombies and fellow survivors since the H1Z1 virus outbreak. Fight for your life against the infected and against the brutality of others as you attempt to live and see another day. Will you survive?

Created by PLAYERUNKNOWN, Battle Royale is the ultimate survival game-mode in H1Z1, where the most skilled players prove they have what it takes to be the last one standing.

H1Z1 is currently a Steam Early Access title. More information can be found on the official website at www.H1Z1.com, or the H1Z1 Steam page.

About Daybreak Game Company

Daybreak Game Company LLC is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises such as EverQuest®, EverQuest®II,PlanetSide®2, DC Universe™ Online,  H1Z1™, Landmark™ and the highly anticipated EverQuest Next™, Daybreak creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms.

To learn more, visit www.DaybreakGameCompany.com.

Square Enix Unveils 2015 New York Comic-Con Line-Up

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LOS ANGELES (September 28, 2015) – Square Enix® today announced its lineup and events for New York Comic-Con 2015, being held at Javits Center Oct. 8-11. The company will be showcasing a mix of new releases and highly-anticipated games, including presentation demos for the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® and HITMAN®, and hands-on opportunities for Just Cause® 3, the critically-acclaimed Life is Strange®, DRAGON QUEST HEROES®: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below™, FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS®, and the award-winning mobile puzzler Lara Croft® GO will also be available.

Square Enix will share what goes on behind the scenes at Avalanche Studios and Eidos Montreal, with developer panels for Just Cause 3 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided during the show.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Creating the World of 2029
Friday October 9, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM, Room 1A21
Meet the development team for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided: Jean-Francois Dugas (Executive Game Director) and Jonathan Jacques-Belletête (Executive Art Director), as well as Elias Toufexis, the actor behind the voice of Adam Jensen. Get an exclusive look at the game, as the team provides insights into the creativity, goals and inspiration that shape the world of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, set in the year 2029. They will also answer questions about the game and their experiences as game developers.

Just Cause 3 : Choose Your Own Chaos
Saturday October 10, 1:30 PM2:30 PM, Room 1A21
Join Square Enix and key members of Avalanche Studios as they discuss the series’ inspiration and distinctive style and talk about the upcoming action and destruction of Just Cause 3. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.

Playable demos and presentations will be available in Booth #1604.

LIFE IS STRANGE
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
Developer: DONTNOD
ESRB: Mature
Availability: Now Available (Episodes 1–4)
Summary: Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment, the Paris-based studio who released their debut game  REMEMBER ME™ last year the game takes place in the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon, where senior student Max Caulfield returns after a 5 year absence. Reunited with her former friend Chloe, the pair begin to uncover the uncomfortable truth behind the disappearance of fellow student Rachael Amber.

LARA CROFT GO
Platform: Android, iOS, Windows Mobile
Developer: Square Enix Montreal
Availability: Now Available
Summary: Lara Croft GO expands the turn-based puzzle gameplay and takes you on an adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover hidden secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom. Attendees will witness a never-before-seen take on the iconic franchise featuring challenging gameplay, gorgeous visuals and a mesmerizing soundtrack, all at your fingertips.

DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below
Platform: PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
Developer: Omega Force from Koei Tecmo Games
ESRB: T for Teen
Availability: Oct. 13, 2015
Summary: DRAGON QUEST®, one of the most iconic RPG series from Japan, will be transformed into a full-scale action RPG in the West. Players must rise up against insurmountable odds, challenge swarms of enemies and conquer gigantic monsters. It is filled with characters and monsters designed by world-renowned artist Akira Toriyama. Also, Yuji Horii, director and creator of DRAGON QUEST, and Koichi Sugiyama, the renowned composer closely tied to the series, are closely involved in bringing this title to life. The demo area allows fan to take on and challenge the all-mighty monster, Gigantes.

JUST CAUSE 3
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC
Developer: Avalanche Studios
ESRB: RP
Availability: December 1, 2015
Summary: The Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General’s hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.

FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS
Platform: Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
Availability: January 26, 2016
Summary: FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS focuses on cooperative play with friends and utilizes a refined party system allowing Explorers to master over 20 new and familiar jobs—including Knight, Monk, Black Mage and White Mage—to defeat the realm’s mightiest monsters and even recruit them for battle. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as transform into other legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series via the Trance feature.

DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (a Square Enix studio)
ESRB: RP
Availability: February 23, 2016
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the sequel to the critically acclaimed  Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, builds on the franchise’s trademark choice and consequence and action RPG-based gameplay, to create both a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, now an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations. With time working against him, Adam must choose the right approach, along with whom to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.

HITMAN
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC
Developer: IO Interactive (a Square Enix studio)
Availability:  TBD
HITMAN will see players perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world, from the highly fashionable Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this creative stealth action game. Gameplay focuses on taking out targets in huge and intricate sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to strike and who to kill — it is all up to you. And for the first time, HITMAN will lead with a digital release inviting players into a world of assassination.

Additionally, limited quantities of the BATMAN™: ARKHAM KNIGHT PLAY ARTS® –KAI- ARKHAM KNIGHT limited color edition figure will be available for purchase at the Square Enix booth, and are also available for pre-order at the Square Enix Online Store (http://bit.ly/1PqVIJK).

For more information, please visit http://na.square-enix.com/.

New Screenshots from Funcom’s The Park

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Oslo, Norway – September 25th, 2015 – Funcom is excited to reveal three new screenshots from ‘The Park’. For the first time ever you can see some of the characters which will feature in the game as well as the mysterious locations players will explore when ‘The Park’ launches in October.

‘The Park’ is a first-person psychological mystery thriller where you step into the shoes of a mother whose son has gone missing at the mysterious Atlantic Island Park. When night falls and the lights go out, what follows is a terrifying and emotional story set against the backdrop of an amusement park where nothing is ever quite what it seems.

“It is great to see how the game is moving along,” says Funcom Creative Director Joel Bylos. “Characters, sound, cinematics, environments, story and gameplay are all coming together. ‘The Park’ is in its last phase of polish and the team is very excited to launch the game in October.”

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Just Cause 3 The Wingsuit Experience VR Mobile App Launched

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LOS ANGELES (September 24, 2015) –Square Enix is excited to announce the release of ‘THE WINGSUIT EXPERIENCE’ a 360 Degree VR app brought to you by JUST CAUSE 3, which is available today for free download to iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

Join Rico Rodriguez as he skydives and wingsuits his way across the beautiful Mediterranean island of Medici. Using your smartphone’s gyrometer, the app offers the world’s first 360-degree in-game, interactive video experience, allowing you to freely move the camera to rotate the view of the world below.

The experience can be further intensified through use of Google Cardboard – and other VR goggles – which allows thrill-seekers to experience the app in VR, moving the camera viewpoint with your head as if you are flying in a Wingsuit behind Rico.

“In order to show the world of Just Cause 3 in 360-degrees, in-game, we’ve captured over 10 TB of high resolution data to bring you this experience,” explains Ron Bakker, founder of Mindlight, the developer of the Wingsuit Experience. “This will allow you to immerse yourself in the most explosive sandbox ever made, ahead of the game’s release this December.”

THE WINGSUIT EXPERIENCE, brought to you by Just Cause 3 is available now on both the App Store, and the Android Store for free.

Apple store link:
https://itunes.apple.com//app/just-cause-3-wingsuit-experience/id997307920?ls=1&mt=8

Android store link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squareenix.jc3companion

Check out THE WINGSUIT EXPERIENCE trailer here –

JUST CAUSE 3, developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix, is due for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and high-end PCs December 1st, 2015.

Related Links
Official Homepage: justcause.com
Official Facebook® Page: facebook.com/JustCause
Official YouTube Channel: youtube.com/c/JustCauseGame
Follow @JustCause on Twitter®: twitter.com/JustCause

The Escapists The Walking Dead Release Date

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Wakefield, UK – 24th September 2015 – Games industry veteran and independent games label Team17 is excited to announce that they will be unleashing The Escapists The Walking Dead worldwide on Xbox One and PC on September 30th.

The Escapists The Walking Dead merges the gameplay and aesthetics of the smash-hit, indie game The Escapists with the universe and characters of the worldwide phenomenon that is The Walking Dead. Team17, working in close collaboration with Skybound Entertainment, have taken the very best of both worlds, featuring panels, dialogue and the story of the award-winning comic series recreated in the charming 8-bit pixel art stylings of The Escapists.

Daniel Murray, President of Skybound Interactive said “The Escapists The Walking Dead is a creative monsterpiece. We believe fans of great games in general will be delighted to play this unique interpretation of Robert’s graphic novel.   Team17 shares our belief in empowering independent creators.   This game embodies that spirit to a tee.”

In The Escapists The Walking Dead players will take on the role of iconic protagonist Rick Grimes, who must lead and protect a band of survivors featuring many of the original comic book cast. Rick and the survivors must secure, survive and escape a number of dangerous environments which faithfully follows the narrative timeline of the hit comic.

Team17’s Marketing and Commercial Director added, “After the huge success of the original The Escapists, we really wanted to expand the brand and take it in different directions. Teaming up with Skybound Entertainment is an amazing start to building a strong indie gaming franchise and we are incredibly pleased to be part of their growing The Walking Dead brand”.

The Escapists The Walking Dead features:

  • 5 levels following the timeline of the award-winning comic including Harrison Memorial Hospital, Greene Family Farm, Meriwether Correctional Facility, Woodbury and Alexandria
  • Comic book panels and dialogue taken from the hit comic series and faithfully recreated in 8bit style
  • Weapons including craftable upgrades and iconic weapons such as Michonne’s Katana
  • Characters from the hit series. Play as Rick Grimes alongside a cast of iconic survivors from the comic including Carl, Lori, Glenn, Hershel, Maggie, Dale, Tyreese, Michonne, Abraham and Gabriel, all faithfully re-created in charming pixel art style
  • Crafting system. Choosing from over 250 materials, you’ll need to craft more than 70 different items to keep your survivors safe including tools like cutters and shovels and weapons such as the modified pistol and rifle.
  • 24 bonus collectibles to find
  • Leaderboards and Achievements

The Escapists The Walking Dead will be available to download for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program and PC on the 30th September for £12.99 / $17.99 / 14,99 €, on PC and £14.99 / $19.99 / 17,99 € for console.

SOMA Launch Trailer

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September 22, 2015 – Frictional Games, creators of the Amnesia and Penumbra series, presents SOMA. Plunging into the abyss to tear at the delicate threads of human consciousness, SOMA is available today on PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Creative Director Thomas Grip, reflecting on the development of SOMA:
“Five years ago, SOMA started as a simple idea; to make a game that would explore the more disturbing aspects of what it means to be a conscious being. Since then, we have gone through years of iterations, lots of hard work and almost tripled the size of our team. And finally, today, the game is done. We are very proud of how it has turned out, and feel that we have achieved what we set out to do. It has easily been the most ambitious project we have undertaken, and getting to this point has been quite a struggle. We hope people find SOMA to be a creepy and provocative experience that stays with them long after playing.”

The radio is dead, food is running out, and the machines have started to think they are people. Underwater facility PATHOS-II has suffered an intolerable isolation and we’re going to have to make some tough decisions. What can be done? What makes sense? What is left to fight for?

From Frictional Games, creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, SOMA is a sci-fi horror game that questions our concepts of identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human.

SOMA is available for $29.99 on PS4 via the PlayStation Store, and for PC (Windows/Mac/Linux) via digital distributors including Steam, GOG.com, and Humble Store.

For more about SOMA:
http://www.somagame.com

Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut First Trailer

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September 21, 2015 – Today Deep Silver and inXile reveal the first trailer for the post-apocalyptic RPG, Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut. “Welcome to the Wasteland,” introduces the viewer into the story and the atmosphere of Wasteland 2. The audio mix is just right in this trailer – don’t forget to turn up your speakers.

Offering overhauled graphics, expanded voice-overs, gameplay enhancements & tweaks as well as some brand-new features, inXile brings last year’s critically acclaimed PC title to current-gen consoles. Together with its huge reactive story and the tactical turn-based combat, Wasteland 2 combines the best elements of a classic RPG with modern design philosophies.

Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 13th in the Americas and October 16th worldwide.

SOMA Story Trailer

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September 18, 2015 – What does it really mean to be human? Are we bound to the flesh of our bodies, or do we simply inhabit them? Coming September 22nd to PC and PS4, SOMA is an unsettling journey into the depths of human consciousness.

The radio is dead, food is running out, and the machines have started to think they are people. Underwater facility PATHOS-II has suffered an intolerable isolation and we’re going to have to make some tough decisions. What can be done? What makes sense? What is left to fight for?

From Frictional Games, creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, SOMA is a sci-fi horror game that questions our concepts of identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human.

You can also visit the Frictional Games blog today, where Frictional Games delves into the creation of SOMA’s disturbing sound effects.

For more about SOMA:
http://somagame.com/