Author - Jerry Paxton

Westworld Mobile Game Pre-Registration and Trailer

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 11, 2018 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced pre-registration for Westworld, the upcoming mobile game based upon HBO’s most-watched new original series. Produced by WB Games San Francisco in collaboration with Kilter Films, Westworld is developed by Behaviour Interactive and will be released in 2018 for iOS and Android devices.

The production and publishing teams at WB Games San Francisco are working closely with Westworld’s producers and writers to deliver a game featuring content designed to complement and augment the rich depth of the series. In the Westworld mobile game, players will assume the role of a newly hired Delos Trainee, who has been granted access to the Delos Park Training Simulation (DPTS). In full control of the simulation, players will take over all aspects of the Westworld park operations — including manufacturing and care-taking of artificially intelligent hosts and satisfying guest desires.

“This game is an opportunity to give mobile gamers a fresh and exciting way to interact with the engrossing themes and enigmatic narrative explored by the Westworld series,” said Jonathan Knight, Vice President, Studio Head at WB Games San Francisco. “We can’t wait for fans to get their hands on the game to develop their own unique strategy to orchestrate and explore the perfect park experience.”

Players who pre-register will receive exciting incentives at launch, see further details at

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BenQ EX3501R 35-inch UltraWide FreeSync Monitor Review

The curved UltraWide monitor craze isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. As more and more gamers discover the amazing field of view that 3440×1440 resolution and a curved screen provide, sales of these displays continue to grow. BenQ, a long-time name in the gaming monitor market, as come out swinging with its EX3501R 35 inch behemoth – featuring HDR and Freesync! Recently, I got the chance to borrow one of these monitors from BenQ to review and see if it lives up to its $899.99 price tag. Opening the box, I was pleased to find out that the BenQ EX3501R UltraWide comes with a sturdy stand pre-attached. Installing monitor stands is usually not too hard when it comes to these UltraWides but, that little thought shows that BenQ cares about its customer experience. It’s just one less thing I have to worry about when setting this monitor up. The stand itself is well-built and setting the BenQ EX3501R on the desk, it is very apparent that it was built strong. The one big problem with the stand, and it is something I have been finding a common complaint among UltraWide displays, is that the monitor does not rotate. It will swivel up and down but, if you sit off to the side for some reason, you will have to rotate the monitor and stand together to recenter it.

The bottom of the BenQ EX3501R features its control buttons. Instead of opting for an overthought control scheme using knobs or sunk-in buttons, the BenQ EX3501 features very standard, protruding buttons. While this may not be the most elegant design, it does make controlling the display VERY simple as each button is easily found and clearly defined. Speaking of monitor controls, the on-screen features of the EX3501R are pretty straightforward. The coolest feature of the monitor being its “Brightness Intelligence Plus”. This is a system which makes use of a light sensor on the bottom front of the display to automatically adjust the monitor’s brightness to match. That way, it doesn’t blow your eyeballs out when watching a movie in a super dark room or not be visible in one that is super bright. Of course, this is an optional setting, for those of you needing manual control of your display’s brightness. Unlike many curved UltraWides on the market, this model doesn’t feature any kind of under lighting, but the BIP system makes up for it. Interfacing with the EX3501R can be done via a number of methods. On the bottom rear of the monitor, you’ll find two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort 1.4 port. Also in this area, you’ll find two USB 1.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, and one USB-C port!

In terms of its performance, the BenQ EX3501R is one hell of a gaming display. Not only will it support games that use HDR tech, but its 100Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time mean that ghosting and latency shouldn’t be much of an issue. Of course, it also supports Freesync, which is AMD’s analog to Nvidia’s G-SYNC tech. Both are excellent and adjust the displays frame rate to that being produced by the graphics card, resulting in less image tearing and ghosting. To that end, I ran the display through a decent lineup of first-person titles (Star Wars Battlefront II, Fallout 4, and Destiny 2) and and it kept up wonderfully.

I also played several movies on the display which looked good and I got a lot of use from the auto-brightness system while transitioning from day to night.  The transition happened gradually, and left my eyes well-adjusted to my dark office. While not perfect (I challenge you to find an LED monitor that is in terms of contrast ratio), the monitor also does a nice job displaying black on-screen with a native 2500:1 contrast ratio and a dynamic contrast ratio of up to 20,000,000:1.

Overall, the BenQ EX3501R UltraWide display is well-built, good-performing, and worth your attention if in the market for a curved UltraWide display. It has a wide 21:9 field of view, good response, crisp image quality, and even an auto-brightness feature. The retail price of the BenQ EX3501R is $899.99 which is definitely in the ballpark of other 35 inch offerings on the market. If that is too pricey for you, you might consider a 34 inch curved display, which can bring the price of many models down $100 to $200 dollars.

Razer Electra V2 Analog Gaming Headset Review

The Razer Electra V2 analog gaming headset is Razer’s newest value-minded headset option. The slightly smaller brother to the Razer Electra V2 USB, the Electra V2 analog is ten dollars less. The Electra V2 analog gaming headset features a very Razer-familiar design of black and gunmetal grays highlighted with neon green lines. It fits right in with the rest of the Razer headset stable, despite being a lot less expensive than the rest of them. But, just because the Razer Electra V2 is cheaper than the rest of the Razer line, don’t think that it is not well-made. In fact, the Electra V2 features a uni-body aluminum frame and brushed aluminum headband that, while very light, is of solid construction.

An interesting note with the Razer Electra V2 analog is that, despite using a 3.5mm jack interface, it can output virtual surround sound using Razer’s “Razer Surround” software. This is Razer’s software solution and performs just as well as the USB virtual surround sound dongles you find in some other headphones of this category. The surround sound effect is great and, with the Electra V2’s 40mm drivers, provides good sound quality for those gamers looking to enjoy their favorite games.

Without the Razer Surround software, the Electra V2 analog will be used in stereo mode, which is normal for headsets with a single 3.5mm plug. Even in stereo mode, however, the Electra V2 sounds good and you will definitely have no problems enjoying your favorite games or movies while wearing it. The removable boom microphone does a decent job of picking up the user’s voice and will make communicating with your teammates easy. They will be able to understand you without picking up too much background noise. That being stated, I would not recommend the Razer Electra V2 analog microphone for something like podcasting or broadcasting but, for in-game chat, it’s great. Also of note is that the boom microphone is flexible so that you can align it where you want. Of course, the overall sound profile of the Razer Electra V2 is not quite as robust as more expensive headsets like the Razer Tiamat 7.1 or the ManO’War, but those are much more expensive behemoths that should not be directly compared to this $60 dollar audio slugger.

Controlling the Razer Electra V2 is fairly simple. The microphone just unplugs when needed and you’ll find a volume toggle as well as a mute slider on the back of the left ear cup. Speaking of ear cups, the ones on the Electra V2 are decent, although I did find that the sides of my head got sweaty after a short time and the top of my head got a bit sore after a couple hours. I would suggest if you have a bigger head, you check the Electra V2 out from a friend or at a retail store first.

Overall, the Razer Electra V2 analog is a really nice gaming headset for gamers not looking to spend an arm and a leg. Retailing for $59.99 at various online retailers as well as Razer’s own online store, the Electra V2 analog will fit your budget and provide you with good audio.

Nickelodeon Unveils New Programming and Expansion into New Markets

NEW YORK–March 6, 2018– Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network, detailed its plans for serving the new and next generation of kids on new and next-generation platforms as it heads into the 2018-2019 season.  With content plans spanning its ecosystem, Nickelodeon announced: its largest content pipeline ever–more than 800 brand-new episodes of new and returning series–a 20% increase over last year; opportunities in social through original short-form content; a reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a remake of the preschool entertainment landmark, Blue’s Clues; moves into areas of emerging tech, with original VR and AR experiences; and location-based experiences, like this summer’s family musical festival, Nickelodeon SlimeFest. Details were unveiled during the network’s annual upfront presentation, held today at New York City’s Palace Theatre, home of the critically acclaimed SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.

“With our share growing and content pipeline in overdrive, we are reinventing ourselves to best serve the new and next generation of audiences on new and next-generation platforms,” said Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group. “Kids are both our anchor and North Star, and that bond with the audience allows us to connect to them everywhere.”

During the presentation, Zarghami previewed the network’s upcoming content slate which includes: a development deal for Los Casagrandes, a brand-new companion series for animated hit The Loud House;  Pony, a new animated comedy series developed by Nickelodeon International in the UK; a new game show, Keep It Spotless, executive produced by WWE Superstar John Cena; a second season of Lip Sync Battle Shorties, starring Nick Cannon and JoJo Siwa; the reimagined Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; a remake of the groundbreaking series Blue’s Clues; and Musical Dares, a new short-form series created and executive produced by Nick Cannon, and the first project by Viacom Digital Studios for Nickelodeon’s YouTube channel.

Nickelodeon also reviewed plans to continue expanding its footprint through innovative new partnerships and technologies. Today, Nick announced a new partnership with IMAX to bring to SlimeZone–its first multi-player, social VR experience–to select IMAX VR Centres globally this month. Plus, Nick is unveiling a brand-new AR mode for its number-one Sky Whalemobile gaming app, which averages two million active monthly users and has garnered nearly 30 million downloads.

The network is also expanding its location-based offerings with Nickelodeon SlimeFest, produced in partnership with Live Nation, the multi-day music festival for kids and families will take place in Chicago, IL, June 9-10 and feature performances by Grammy-winning DJ and producer Zedd, Liam Payne, multi-platinum artist Flo Rida, and Lip Sync Battle Shorties and social media star JoJo Siwa.

Nickelodeon also has created and launched a new brand campaign, called “That’s Me,” that showcases kids’ drive to be honest and authentic individuals who celebrate differences and diversity. Beginning this week, Nick will launch the first round of spots, which celebrates history-making women and highlights the brand’s longstanding legacy of strong female characters, to inspire and empower a new generation of girls.

With more than 800 episodes of new and returning series in its pipeline this season, Nickelodeon has content in every genre:


Nickelodeon is the number-one network for preschooler’s year to date, a leading position it has held for the past four years. Nick currently owns eight of the top 10 shows for Kids 2-5 this year, led by number-one-ranked PAW Patrol.

This season, the network will premiere more than 300 new episodes of returning hit shows, including PAW PatrolBlaze and the Monster MachinesShimmer and Shine, and Nella the Princess Knight.  Nickelodeon has also greenlit the following new series:

  • Abby Hatcher, Fuzzly Catcher (26 episodes) –This animated preschool series centers on Abby and her new friends the Fuzzlies, who are amazing and quirky creatures that live in her family’s hotel.  Together with her best Fuzzly friend Bozzly, Abby goes on wild adventures to fix Fuzzly mishaps and help them in any way she can.  Produced by Spin Master Entertainment (PAW Patrol), Abby Hatcher Fuzzly Catcher features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting empathy, compassion and problem-solving skills.
  • Blue’s Clues (20 episodes) – This remake of the groundbreaking curriculum-driven, interactive series Blue’s Clues will bring back beloved puppy Blue for an all-new generation of preschoolers. The new series will be produced with a brand-new, live-action host and CG animation. Blue’s Clues was created by Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler and Angela C. Santomero.
  • Butterbean’s Café (40 episodes) — This animated series centers on a fairy named Butterbean and her adventures running the neighborhood café with her friends. Butterbean’s Cafe features creative cooking, and a social-emotional curriculum that highlights entrepreneurial and leadership skills. Created by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull (Bubble Guppies), the series will premiere later this year.
  • Fashion Ally (working title, 40 episodes) – This animated series follows a little girl, Ally, in the high fashion world as she makes everything around her a bit brighter, bolder and more brilliant, one design fix at a time. Fashion Ally is created by Paula Rosenthal and produced by Slivergate Media (Sunny DayPeter Rabbit).
  • The Swashbuckling Adventures of Capitán Calavera (working title, 20 episodes) – This animated action-adventure series follows 8-year-old Robi Montes, a brave and kind-hearted pirate, as he embarks on daring rescues, searches for treasures and keeps the high seas safe from villains like the nefarious pirate Bonnie Bones in a fantastical Caribbean world. The interactive series is created by Niki Lopez, Leslie Valdes and Valerie Walsh Valdes (Dora the Explorer), and infused with a Spanish-language and culture curriculum.


Nickelodeon is the number-one network for Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11 year to date, with its February performance marking 18 straight months at number one with Kids 6-11. Besides being home to TV’s top two animated kids’ shows, The Loud House and SpongeBob SquarePants, Nick currently owns eight of the top 10 shows with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11.

The network will air more than 200 episodes of returning animated hits like SpongeBob SquarePants and The Loud House this season, and has announced the following new shows:

  • Los Casagrandes (working title) – A companion to the animated hit The Loud House, this series in development follows Lincoln Loud’s friend Ronnie Anne and his brother Bobby Santiago as they adjust to their new life in the city, where they now live with their big, loving and chaotic multi-generational family, the Casagrandes.
  • Pony, an original 2D-animated buddy comedy that follows the life of an average girl, Annie, her (almost) average family and what happens when an excitable, unpredictable, loveable and talking pony comes to live with them in their city apartment. Pony is the first animated series to be greenlit for the U.S. from Nickelodeon International.
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (26-episodes) – This new re-imagined 2D-animated series follows the band of brothers as they discover new powers and encounter a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. Along for the adventure is the Turtles’ most trusted ally, April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker and Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles. The series debuts later this year.

Live Action:

Nickelodeon is the number-one network for Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11 year to date, with its February performance marking 18 straight months at number one with Kids 6-11.  Nick currently owns eight of the top 10 shows with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, led by shows like top-ranked The Loud HouseThe Thundermans, and Henry Danger.

In live action, the network will roll out over 300 brand-new episodes of hit series including Henry DangerThe Thundermans, and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawnand the following new and returning shows:

  • Keep ItSpotless (20 episodes) – This new competition series, executive produced by WWE Superstar Jon Cena, features real kids competing in a variety of physical and paint-filled challenges with one goal in mind—to stay as clean as possible.  Produced by ITV Entertainment and Hard Nocks South Productions, and based on a UK format from Possessed, Keep It Spotless is scheduled to premiere later this month.
  • Knight Squad (20 episodes) – This brand-new comedy, which premiered earlier this month, is set at a magical school for knights in training, where two mismatched students (Daniella Perkins and Owen Joyner) form an unlikely alliance to protect each other’s secret and pursue their dreams.
  • Lip Sync Battle Shorties (10 episodes, season two) – The hit competition series, renewed for a second season, features real kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite artists, while competing for the iced-out Shorties mic. Production will begin in Los Angeles this summer with multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon returning as host, along with show sidekick JoJo Siwa.

Short Form:

Musical Dares (10 episodes) – This brand-new, short-form series is a new twist on the classic concept of musical chairs. Created and executive produced by Nick Cannon, the live-action game show will combine real kids, physical competition and a full-blown dance party.  Musical Dares is the first project by Viacom Digital Studios for Nickelodeon’s YouTube channel.

Additionally, Nickelodeon’s pipeline is rounded out with TV Movies and tentpoles including, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim specials.  The brand will also feature three major TV events this year: 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards on March 24, with returning host and WWE Superstar John Cena; Kids’ Choice Sports in July; and HALO Awards in November.

*Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research (1/1/2018-2/25/2018), Live+7 blended, 3 t/c min

Star Conflict Unveils Journey Update

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 — StarGem Inc. and Gaijin Entertainment today announced the release of the “Journey” update for the space action MMO Star Conflict. In a major redesign of the game’s progression system, players can now earn experience points and unlock new content by taking part in a story-driven campaign. The update offers beginners a gradual introduction to the game’s warring factions, different ship types, and incrementally increasing complex combat scenarios, while experienced pilots can head directly to more challenging adventures in outer space on new, powerful ships.

A journey that will take players hundreds of light years through the galaxy, begins at the United Mercenary Center, where the player joins a group of elite scouts searching for the missing fleet of the powerful, but enigmatic Ellydium Corporation. While looking for clues on what could have possibly caused an entire fleet of an interstellar conglomerate to vanish without a trace, the player gradually delves deeper into the unknown. Interacting with the different factions of the Star Conflict universe, the player fights increasingly stronger human and alien enemies and expands his or her fleet with new and more powerful ships. Hardened by countless of battles and supported by loyal allies, the player will then be able to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of the Ellydium fleet and launch a mission to get it back.

Besides the new campaign mode, the “Journey” update adds new top-tier ships, such as the ‘Wolfhound’ fighter. Using the ‘Wounded Beast’ ability, the ship can significantly increase its combat power if the hull is critically damaged. The new command fighter ‘Granite’ is capable of protecting itself against both physical damage and hackers, as it can use its ‘Anti-Sabotage 2.1’ ability to prevent enemy hackers from taking over ship control.

Furthermore, two new space sectors can now be explored in the Star Conflict universe: ‘PB #42’ is located just above the surface of a planet, where high cliffs provide protection for support ships as fighters can use the cover to flank the enemy’s positions. ‘Excavation Site #6’ features a similar, but more barren environment. Here, the focus is on long-range engagements, but smaller vessels can still take advantage of the uneven surface.

More information about Star Conflict Journey can be found on the official website here:

Razer Cyanosa Chroma Keyboard Review

The Razer Cyanosa Chroma is the company’s new entry-level gaming keyboard offering. Retailing at a reasonable $59.99, the Cyanosa Chroma features the dark, stylish looks of its more-expensive brethren at a fraction of the cost. Taking its looks from most other Razer keyboards, its dark frame and build are mostly plastic to keep costs down. A feature I haven’t seen on other keyboards is the Cyanosa Chroma’s dual keyboard feet. While most keyboards have flip up feet that adjust the height of the keyboard, the Cyanosa Chroma actually has two on each side – one recessed into the other. This allows for an additional height setting for increased user comfort. More interesting is that its keys are of the membrane variety – not mechanical like more expensive gaming keyboards. This is a big leap as when most gamers thing of membrane keyboards, it is usually in a negative sense. But, this is Razer, they did some great membrane keyboards back in the day – surely the Cyanosa Chroma will be up to the task.

I was curious how I would work on a membrane keyboard after so many years of using a mechanical one. After all, when I was little, all we had were membrane keyboards! Well, I am happy to report that the Cyanosa Chroma functions great. Sure, the keys are of the squishy kind but it works fine for gaming. I put the Razer Cyanosa Chroma through my usual stable of review games for this write up (Fallout 4, Star Wars: Battlefront II, and World of Tanks), while I did miss the “clicky” quality of mechanical keys, the quieter Cyanosa Chroma performed wonderfully and it didn’t take me too long to get used to membrane keys again. It’s also somewhat spill resistance, so that’s a nice feature for you gamers out there slugging soda while typing away!

One of the biggest selling points of the Razer Cyanosa Chroma is its, as the name touts, Chroma lighting system. This is the latest lighting system created by Razer and features not only LEDs inside EVERY key but, also, in the membrane panel behind the keys as well. This, coupled with the ability to display 16.8 million colors means you have a visually-stunning keyboard lighting system to enjoy. The Chroma lighting, as well as the keyboard itself, can be configured using Razer’s Synapse 3 software. You can setup various patterns and themes for the lighting, which can be sort of distra This central software suite is actually the control system for most of Razer’s peripherals these days (an aside – I wasn’t a huge fan of the Synapse idea back when it was first announced, but have grown to greatly appreciate the system since then and can’t imagine using their peripherals without it now). The Synapse 3 software will allow you to do things like setup lighting patterns, implement “game mode” which disables the Windows key, as well as program the keyboard keys if you are looking for deeper customization.

Overall, the Razer Cyanosa Chroma gaming keyboard is a great entry-level product. It features Razer’s dark, signature style as well as their beautiful Chroma lighting system – all at about $60 dollars. The Razer Cyanosa Chroma is available now at online retailers as well as Razer’s own online store.

Attack on Titan 2 Three New Trailers

Burlingame, Calif. — March 02, 2018 —KOEI TECMO America released a collection of new trailers for upcoming colossal action game ATTACK ON TITAN 2, based on the worldwide anime phenomenon. Slated for release on March 20, 2018 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®, players will experience the dense battle action the series is renowned for through the eyes of their own Custom Scout; offering a fresh perspective on the series’ iconic events.

Players will experience the Omni-Directional Mobility Gear (ODMG) as they fly into battle against devastating titanic foes, and mastering this equipment is key to ensuring victory and survival. A new b-roll showcases a Custom Scout utilizing the ODMG alongside Eren and Mikasa; fighting swarms of Titans to rescue their squad mates from peril. An exciting look at Titan transformations are also teased as Eren turns into his powerful Titan form to defeat anything that crosses his path.

ATTACK ON TITAN 2’s online multiplayer features were detailed for the first time in our Multiplayer Highlight Trailer. In this video, players will be able to take a first-look at the Annihilation Mode; a gripping 4v4 mode where Scouts have to compete for the highest score through defeating Titans and capturing bases. In Story Co-op players can call upon their friends to aid them as they complete the main storyline’s gripping narrative. This is just the beginning as a captivating new online mode featuring playable Titans will be made available after launch; more information on this new mode will be made available in the coming weeks.

Additionally, KOEI TECMO America revealed that fans who purchase ATTACK ON TITAN 2 from select retailers will receive a bonus pack of plain clothes costumes for Eren, Mikasa, Armin and Levi. The publisher released a fresh assets featuring a selection of in-game screens – focusing on Battle Action and Town Life gameplay, and three videos: A Multiplayer Highlight Trailer, Combat Trailer and a Custom Character Trailer.

R-Rated Black Market Escape Rooms Announced by Scary Farm Alumnus Jon Cooke

Upland, California, U.S.A: March 1, 2018 – BLACK MARKET ESCAPE ROOMS, a new immersive-based attraction company, announces the opening of MURDER CO, a permanent escape experience aimed at turning the attraction industry on its head. Moonlighting from their day gigs, a handful of theme park professionals have thrown the proverbial gloves off by thrusting guests into an adventure far too severe for the family-friendly confines of an amusement park.

MURDER CO is more than simply solving puzzles, combinations or finding keys to break out of a locked room. The high-level adventure incorporates unique entertainment elements matched with intense scenes of harsh violence, pitfalls and physicality. Groups of up to eight members find themselves trapped in a gore and chaos-filled race for survival.

MURDER CO: A high-priced, high-society underground black market sports ring enabling voyeuristic individuals to privately witness a live murder take place. Beyond the scant rumors found on the Black Web, not much is known about the enigmatic company. It is only after guests sign-up that the specific details of the ominous Murder Co will be revealed. If you’re still brave enough to make the plunge after signing a waiver, dangerous mystery awaits.

The experience was created by theme park designer, Jon Cooke, who was looking to push the parameters set by the day-to-day requirements in his industry. In response to founding his new company, Black Market Escape Rooms, Cooke says, “I saw so much potential story and show elements in escape rooms. I wanted to do something more so we aimed to create this unforgettable encounter.”

Regarding Murder Co’s intensity is attraction co-writer and director Ted Dougherty, who confesses, “We had to go to some extremely dark places that definitely left a few emotional marks.” Although the attraction may not fall into the category of an “extreme haunt,” it does contain content best reserved for those not easily offended or disgusted.

Murder Co includes state-of-the-art special effects typically seen inside major theme park attractions. Some of the other professionals Cooke has recruited include artists, technicians and designers who have worked with the Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Cedar Fair and the National Football League. Companies on board and supplying a stockpile of surprises are Gantom Lighting and Controls, Immortal Masks and Ghost Ride Productions.

Expect serious thrills as Cooke is no stranger to terrifying people based on his innovative haunted attraction designs for Knott’s Scary Farm. When conceiving Murder Co, he admits, “It’s what I have always wanted to see and do in an immersive attraction.” A living nightmare is one step away for those bold enough to cross into MurderCo.

TICKETS FOR MURDER CO ARE NOW ON SALE FOR LIMITED DATES AND TIMES. For more information on Murder Co, including tickets, operating hours and directions, visit or join us at FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM @BlackMarketEscapeRooms

Midsummer Scream 2018 Tickets Now On Sale

Midsummer Scream 2018 tickets are now on-sale! If you have yet to experience Midsummer Scream and are a fan of Halloween or horror movies, you owe it to yourself to go. Here is our photo gallery from the 2017 Midsummer Scream, which also was held at the Long Beach Convention Center. Some interesting highlights for this year’s event include:

  • Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein”.
  • Confrmed special guests include Kimberly J. Brown, star of the “Halloweentown” series of Disney Channel Movies; Buzzfeed Unsolved hosts Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej; and the hosts of the Shock Waves podcast.
  • Slashback Video, the art exhibit which recreated an ’80s era video rental store inside of Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum, will be making an appearance all weekend long at Midsummer Scream.

LONG BEACH, CA – Midsummer Scream, the largest Halloween and horror fan convention in the world, returns to Southern California July 28-29 for an unforgettable weekend of thrills, chills, and frightful fun all under one roof at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.

Tickets for Midsummer Scream 2018 are now on sale at including single-day General Admission passes to the brand-new, limited-edition Gold Bat Weekend Pass, which enables guests to access the show floor and other aspects of Midsummer Scream an hour early each day before the convention opens to the general public; front of line priority access to panel presentations and attractions throughout the venue; a collectible lanyard and credential; and a Gold Bat enamel pin.

Marking its third year, Midsummer Scream is expected to draw nearly 25,000 fans of all things Halloween and horror to Long Beach, where they will find a huge show floor featuring more than 200 unique vendors, a children’s activity area, a wide variety of live entertainment performances, celebrity appearances, a black cat adoption lounge, educational classes and programs, thousands of cosplayers in amazing costumes; world-class panels and presentations; and more than a dozen haunted attractions and elaborate displays for guests to experience.

Midsummer Scream is thrilled to announce the return of industry giants Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, Knott’s Scary Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest, and Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. These cornerstone presentations will take place throughout the weekend on the main stage, attended by thousands of hard core fans ready for the latest and greatest season announcements from these juggernauts of Halloween!

The vendor floor and Hall of Shadows will now each have their own individual halls at the Long Beach Convention Center. Featuring more than a dozen walk-through haunts and attractions, as well as creepy displays, roaming monsters, billowing fog, dark vendors, and a large performance stage, Hall of Shadows is once again the home of the Decayed Brigade sliders team, which will perform several shows daily throughout the weekend.

Tickets are now on sale at! More news and information regarding Midsummer Scream 2018 will be announced in the weeks and months ahead!

*Photo courtesy of Hatbox Photography/Midsummer Scream.

Marvel Television Unveils Panels and Signings for WonderCon 2018 #MarvelWonderCon

Los Angeles, CA (Feb 28, 2018) – Marvel Television returns to WonderCon with the fan-favorite Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Con debut of brand-new series for Freeform, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger. Marvel Animation returns with an exciting panel that takes the fans on a behind-the-scenes look at the production process for some of the animation team’s most popular series and upcoming new projects. Join us for the not to be missed panels with the popular cast and creators, featuring premieres of never-before-seen footage, exclusive signings, and a few fun surprises along the way – all starting Friday, March 23 through Saturday, March 24.

Full schedule below. Jump in on the conversation by using #MarvelWonderCon:




Anaheim Convention Center, March 23, 2018 – 4:45PM – North 200A

Join series stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph, along with executive producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, executive producer and showrunner Joe Pokaski, and director Gina Prince-Bythewood for a must-see panel featuring a sneak peak at the highly-anticipated new series.

Freeform’s new original series “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened by newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and finds hope in the light, while Tyrone has the ability to control darkness which gives him the power he needs. They quickly learn they are better together than apart as they join forces to seek justice for the loved ones they lost early on. You won’t want to miss this!



Anaheim Convention Center, March 24, 2018 – 12:30PM – 300D

Join Marvel Animation for a behind the scenes journey through all aspects of production and development! You’ll get an exclusive look at how Marvel assembles acclaimed animated series and projects such as Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout and the highly-anticipated Marvel Rising, as well as an inside glimpse at the popular Marvel Funko animated shorts and Marvel LEGO Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda. Led by Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment) and featuring several special guests, the Marvel Animation team will share rare insight into the writing process, voice direction, production, never-before-seen sneak peeks from upcoming projects, and tons of scoops on future storylines. Don’t miss it!


Anaheim Convention Center, March 24, 2018 – 4:45PM – Arena

Your favorite agents are back in Anaheim! Join Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television, to talk all things Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season five! Find out what’s coming up with a Q&A and sneak peek of a never-before-seen episode. The action-packed series from Marvel Television airs Friday nights at 9|8c on ABC!

*Talent is subject to change.


Please note that the WonderCon online Exclusives Portal will launch on February 28th and at that time WonderCon Anaheim badge holders can log-in and create a list of exclusive signings they’d be interested in attending. On March 19th, WonderCon attendees will be selected at random and receive an email confirmation with more details.


MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER – Exclusive Signing Room – 1:30-2:30PM

Freeform and Marvel will be hosting a special exclusive autograph signing with cast and executive producers from their highly anticipated new original series “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.” For more information on “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” please visit


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Exclusive Signing Room – 3:00-4:00PM

Marvel is excited to announce a special exclusive autograph signing with the cast and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Stay tuned to for all the breaking news from Marvel Television at WonderCon. Follow @Marvel on Twitter and “like” Marvel on Facebook for minute-by-minute updates on all things in the MCU.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays at 9|8c on ABC. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger will debut on Freeform on Thursday, June 7th at 8|7c.

About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world’s most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Marvel’s Inhumans” for ABC, “Marvel’s Runaways” for Hulu”, Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” “Marvel’s The Defenders,” and “Marvel’s Punisher for NETFLIX and “Marvel’s Avengers” and “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” for Disney XD.  Marvel is a co-producer on “Legion” (FX) and “The Gifted” (FOX).  Marvel Television’s upcoming projects includes “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” (Freeform) and Marvel’s Untitled Deadpool animated series (FX).   For more information, visit  ©2018 MARVEL