Author - Jennifer Paxton

Dark Souls Remastered Announced

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (January 11, 2018) – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. invites players back to the treacherous land of Lordran with DARK SOULS™: REMASTERED, available May 25, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM® for PC. Re-experience the genre-defining title that kicked off a worldwide gaming phenomena in stunning high-definition detail. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED marks the DARK SOULS series debut on a Nintendo platform and for the first time ever, can be played on the go with the unique capabilities of the Nintendo Switch console.

Developed by FromSoftware Inc., DARK SOULS: REMASTERED enables players to explore the twisted ancient land of Lordran in the first title of the critically acclaimed action role-playing series like never before. Experience the rich world of DARK SOULS in Dynamic 4K resolution when playing on a PlayStation 4 Pro system, Xbox One X, and STEAM. From their first timid steps to absolute mastery, players will build their characters by strategically adapting to daunting foes, exploring haunting locations, and amassing a large collection of weapons, armor, and magic spells to wield for a truly unique playstyle.

Hidden in the world of DARK SOULS: REMASTERED are nine online covenants to uncover that will motivate your online interactions. Collaboration or confrontation, support or betrayal – which allegiance will you choose? Up to six players can join together online to help, or hurt, each other throughout their quest.

“DARK SOULS: REMASTERED delivers the same great gameplay, online mechanics, and environmental storytelling that has inspired countless game players and developers,” said Kasumi Yogi, Associate Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We are excited to watch the thriving DARK SOULS community grow and support new players experiencing the title for the first time.”

DARK SOULS: REMASTERED will be available May 25, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch console, PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One and STEAM for PC. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED is currently pending a final rating with the ESRB and will carry a MSRP of $39.99 on consoles. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the final MSRP for the PC version. For more information regarding DARK SOULS: REMASTERED and other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. please visit https://www.bandainamcoent.com, https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

Corsair Unveils New Gaming Peripherals at CES2018

CES 2018, Las Vegas NV, January 8, 2018 — CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components, and high-performance gaming hardware, today announced a complete range of new performance wireless gaming peripherals. Powered by CORSAIR UNPLUG and PLAY wireless technology, the K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard, K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard, DARK CORE RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse, and MM1000 Qi Wireless Charging Mouse Pad allow PC enthusiasts and gamers to experience wire-free gaming without compromise. It’s time to UNPLUG and PLAY.

The new K63 Wireless mechanical gaming keyboard, a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree, brings the quality, performance and reliability of CHERRY MX Red mechanical keyswitches to the wireless desktop. Connecting via a choice of ultra-fast 1ms 2.4GHz gaming-optimized wireless, low latency Bluetooth® wireless, or a wired USB connection, the K63 Wireless instantly registers keystrokes and commands however you connect. With up to 75 hours of rechargeable battery life, K63 Wireless has the stamina to outlast the longest gaming session. Per-key, customizable blue LED backlighting, controlled using CORSAIR Utility Engine (CUE) software delivers vibrant lighting and dynamic, reactive visuals, alongside per-key macros and programmable keys.

When you’re wireless, being fast isn’t enough – you need to be secure too. K63 Wireless features strong 128-bit AES encryption, protecting your keystrokes from wireless eavesdropping. The K63 Wireless’ tenkeyless layout is perfect for a clean and minimalist desktop, and combines with the K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard to create a cutting-edge wireless living room solution. A lightweight surround and memory foam cushion comfortably and securely holds the K63 Wireless keyboard in place, while a full-size replaceable mouse pad provides ample room and pixel-precise tracking. Whether it’s on a wire-free desktop, on the couch, or on the go, the K63 Wireless combines uncompromised wireless with mechanical performance.

The new CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB wireless gaming mouse offers the same flexible three-mode connectivity as K63 Wireless, bringing its 16,000 DPI optical sensor precision to your PC via ultra-fast 1ms 2.4GHz, low-latency Bluetooth® wireless or wired USB connection. A contoured shape that’s supremely comfortable makes DARK CORE RGB instantly at home in your hand, and can be customized using two interchangeable magnetic side grips to provide a tailored fit for almost any gamer. Vibrant three-zone RGB lighting, fully customizable in CUE, lets gamers set their own style with nearly unlimited illumination options, patterns, and effects, from simple colors to full synchronization with other CORSAIR RGB peripherals. DARK CORE RGB ensures you’ll rarely need to reach for the charging cable, with up to 24 hours of battery life. When you do, DARK CORE RGB’s wired mode lets you keep playing, with its nine programmable buttons always within easy reach however you connect.

For those who want to go wireless forever, DARK CORE RGB SE adds Qi wireless charging support, pairing perfectly with the all-new CORSAIR MM1000 Qi wireless charging mousepad for a truly wireless gaming mouse that never needs to be plugged in to charge. Combining a micro-textured hard surface mouse pad with a dedicated Qi wireless charging spot, the MM1000 ensures wireless power is always on hand, charging almost any Qi compatible device, from the DARK CORE RGB SE to the latest smartphones. Even if your devices don’t have Qi charging built-in, MM1000 includes USB Micro-B, Type-C, and Lightning Qi charging adapters, letting you easily add Qi wireless charging. With a large 260mm x 350mm surface area, non-slip rubber base, USB 3.0 pass-through, and LED charging indicator completing the package, the MM1000 brings Qi wireless charging to your desktop – what you charge, is up to you.

Together, the K63 Wireless, K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard, DARK CORE RGB and MM1000 create the ultimate wireless gaming setups for desktop or living room. Tired of your gaming being tied down by cables? It’s time to UNPLUG and PLAY.

Sennheiser Unveils New Products for CES2018

Wedemark/Las Vegas, 8 January 2018 – At CES 2018, Sennheiser will offer a first look at a prototype of a 3D Soundbar, the latest development in the audio specialist’s AMBEO 3D audio program. The ability to experience AMBEO at home is a further milestone for Sennheiser’s 3D immersive audio technology, which can be explored and experienced firsthand at CES. At the trade show, the audio specialist will once again redefine the limits of audiophile sound with the introduction of the closed-back HD 820 headphones. Additionally, Sennheiser is expanding its range of wireless headphones with the launch of the new CX 6.00BT, enhancing everyday listening on the move.

“There is nowhere better to demonstrate our commitment to shaping the future of audio than at CES, where so many technologies and innovations are first introduced to the world,” said Pete Ogley, Chief Operating Officer Consumer Electronics Division at Sennheiser. “From exciting developments in our AMBEO 3D audio program to a game changer in audiophile listening and our latest wireless headphones, CES is the perfect place for us to share our vision.”

Experience AMBEO – The Future of Audio

Visitors to CES 2018 can discover firsthand the unique listening experience provided by Sennheiser’s breathtaking AMBEO 3D immersive audio technology. The audio specialist will be showcasing the current range of AMBEO solutions including the AMBEO SMART HEADSET. This compact headset for immersive 3D audio recording lets consumers capture and listen to binaural audio recordings on their smartphones with unprecedented simplicity.

Sennheiser’s AMBEO SMART HEADSET lets consumers capture and listen to binaural audio recordings on their smartphones with unprecedented simplicity.

Most excitingly, Sennheiser will offer a very first look at the prototype of a product that will place the AMBEO experience right into your living room. The forthcoming AMBEO 3D Soundbar creates an incredibly immersive sound experience and a true as-if-there feeling without any additional components such as an external subwoofer.

HD 820: The game changer for closed-back audiophile headphones

At CES 2018, Sennheiser will once again redefine the limits of audiophile sound with the introduction of the HD 820. The closed-back dynamic stereo headphones deliver astonishingly transparent sound, thanks to a unique glass transducer cover that minimizes resonances. This innovation ensures an incredibly realistic and natural sound field.

Sennheiser’s closed-back HD 820 headphones deliver astonishingly transparent sound.

While audiophile headphones usually require an open-back design, the HD 820 changes the game by delivering exceptional, audiophile sound while insulating the listener from ambient noise.

Introducing the CX 6.00BT

Sennheiser’s new CX 6.00BT has been created to deliver everything you need to enjoy brilliant sound on the go. The new in-ear wireless model features ear-canal earbuds joined by a cable around the neck – a lightweight design that is compact yet robust and provides superior fit and comfort.

The new in-ear wireless model CX 6.00BT has been created to deliver everything you need to enjoy brilliant sound on the go.

The CX 6.00BT delivers clear, detailed sound with an enhanced bass response with advanced wireless technology that includes Bluetooth 4.2 and Qualcomm® apt-X™. Support for apt-X™ Low Latency enhances gaming or video viewing by keeping visuals and sound in perfect sync.

About Sennheiser

Sennheiser is shaping the future of audio – a vision built on more than 70 years of innovation culture, which is deeply rooted within the family-owned company. Founded in 1945, Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. With 20 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company is active in more than 50 countries and operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland and the USA. Sennheiser has around 2,800 employees around the world that share a passion for audio excellence. Since 2013, Sennheiser has been managed by Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, the third generation of the family to run the company. In 2016, the Sennheiser Group had sales totalling €658.4 million. www.sennheiser.com

Upgraded TPCast Plus Announced at CES2018

January 8, 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada. TPCAST announced an upgrade of its wireless VR products – TPCAST Plus. TPCAST Plus is a product family that includes adapter hardware and software upgrades, an integrated wearable head plate and 4-in-1 battery charger, etc. These innovations are based on TPCAST customers’ feedback and experience. The new adapters for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift will fully support microphone capabilities, increased stability and anti-interference, thus significantly enhancing both consumer and enterprise VR user experience.

TPCAST will present and demonstrate the TPCAST Plus products at CES 2018. The TPCAST Plus hardware simplifies the Wireless Adapter, providing a plug-and-play solution, by removing the router and replacing it with a USB dongle (i.e., no PC LAN port connections), and introducing a seamless installation process. The adapter also includes software optimizations and microphone support.

The TPCAST Plus Adapter, like the previous generation, features 2K resolution in each eye with a 90 Frame Per Second rate and delivers sub 2ms latency. The new adapter supports automatic restart, wireless interference reduction, and automatic wireless channel detection that substantially improves the stability of the Wireless VR connectivity. Additionally, the hardware upgrade dramatically decreases the restart time.

TPCAST will showcase the TPCAST Plus integrated system at the CES show floor. This innovative design includes a built-in backplane with a small battery that incorporates all the wireless adapter components into one piece of hardware residing on top of the headset, creating a real and unique wireless solution with no extra cables. Furthermore, this system supports hot-swap battery, coupled with the newly launched 4-cell battery charging cradle, significantly enhancing the wireless VR system’s endurance and stability. This series of complementary products enriches the TPCAST Plus Adapter product family and substantially improves the productivity and capabilities of consumer and enterprise users.

“The launch of the TPCAST Plus Adapter positions TPCAST as the leader in the Wireless VR Market. The consolidation of the adapter components into one Wireless VR unit allows a fully immersive user experience,” stated Michael Liu, CEO of TPCAST. “We expect that this upgraded product family will lead to a rapid increase of VR content that takes advantage of Wireless Virtual Reality experiences, thus bringing more consumer and enterprise customers into the wireless VR market.”

Product Availability:
The TPCAST products in production are supporting HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The current TPCAST products are shipping in China, North America, and Europe. The expected release date for the TPCAST Plus is in the first half of 2018.

VUZIX Unveils Blade AR Glasses

ROCHESTER, N.Y., January 5, 2018 – Vuzix® Corporation — Vuzix® Corporation (VUZI), (“Vuzix” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce the official unveiling of the Vuzix Blade™, which was awarded four International CES Innovation 2018 awards in the areas of Fitness, Sports and Biotech; Wireless Handset Accessories; Portable Media Players and Accessories as well as Computer Accessories.

The Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses provide a wearable smart display with a see-through viewing experience utilizing Vuzix’ proprietary waveguide optics and Cobra II display engine. It’s like having your computer or smartphone screen information right in front of you, wherever you go. The Vuzix Blade weighing in at less than 3 oz. represents the first pair of smart glasses that provide the wearer with a sizable virtual screen and brilliant pallet of colors via a thin completely see-through lens, in a fashionable form factor. The Vuzix Blade features adjustable FOV location and brightness, and is prescription ready, enabling any wearer both indoors and out to enjoy a comfortable visual experience. The Vuzix Blade, which can be paired seamlessly to Android or iOS phones enables individuals or workers to leave their phone in their pocket while visually presented with location aware content driven by the user’s phone. Built for today’s world and usable for work or play, the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses offer the wearer heads up and hands-free mobile computing and connectivity, in an unprecedented form factor.

Today Vuzix released its latest video on the Vuzix Blade™ AR Smart Glasses which can be seen on the Vuzix YouTube channel.

The Vuzix Blade is the natural evolution of AR, providing the user with the wide range of features and capabilities available today, in a form factor that people will want to wear. Directions, menus, weather, events, stocks, video conferencing, sports updates, social feeds, bio-metrics and more, right in front of you, literally. AR smart glasses that right out of the box provide hands-free access to all the alerts from your phone, while allowing you to leave your phone in your pocket. The large Vuzix Developer community will be able leverage the open Android platform of the Vuzix Blade to bring new and creative ideas to life. Supported by Vuzix new App Store, Developers can offer or sell their applications to all Vuzix Blade users, expanding an ecosystem of AR applications for real world use today.

For consumers, the Vuzix Blade is the perfect companion to your android or iOS smartphone allowing users to always be connected, stay informed and never miss a photo shot. The Vuzix Blade’s companion app will allow users to seamlessly pair their Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses to their smartphone to leverage applications and manage notifications, while leaving their phone in their pocket. Experience overlay information such as mapping directions, restaurant menus, and weather information, capture POV video and pictures, answer phone calls and texts right from the glasses, and more. The intuitive and feature packed Vuzix Blade OS allows the user to simply and intuitively navigate via simple swipes and taps, or leverage voice controls and external AI systems.

While the Vuzix M300 smart glasses are the device of choice in many enterprise deployments, there is a sector of business, especially B2C, in which the form factor is a deterrent. Visual appearance and portability are a crucial requirement when it comes to servicing retail customers in big box retail chains, supermarkets, restaurants, department stores, and other client facing work environments. The Vuzix Blade with its fashionable form factor and all-day wear-ability fills this gap. For the enterprise user, the Vuzix Blade will pair with their smart phone or connect directly to a Wi-Fi network, allowing for custom secure industrial applications. Although not as powerful as the stand alone Vuzix M300 smart glasses, the Vuzix Blade will open new and organic growth opportunities within the enterprise space.

“The official unveiling of the Vuzix Blade™ AR Smart Glasses from its production ready tooling is a pivotal moment for Vuzix and for the AR industry as a whole, as it introduces the first truly wearable pair of light weight AR smart glasses for consumers and enterprise,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix. “What differentiates the Vuzix Blade from all existing or proposed AR smart glasses and mixed reality head mounted computers, is that it’s built for today’s user. With a fashionable form factor, a brilliant display, and a broad range of features that allow the user to experience AR at work or play, the Vuzix Blade is the first pair of smart glasses that people would actually enjoy wearing. Just as important, it is the only AR-enabled pair of smart glasses that work right out of the box, without the need for programming – just connect to your device, customize your settings and go. Either at work or at leisure, the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses are the most compact and sleek AR-enabled smart glasses available today.”

January TV Premiere Dates 2018

We have compiled a list of TV premiere dates for the new year. Here are the January dates for your viewing entertainment:

Monday, Jan. 1
Lovesick (Netflix)
8 p.m.: The Bachelor (ABC), The Wall (NBC, midseason)
9 p.m.: Valor (The CW, midseason), Better Late Than Never (NBC)
10 p.m.: The Brave (NBC, midseason)

Tuesday, Jan. 2
8 p.m.: Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC), NCIS (CBS, midseason), Lethal Weapon (Fox, midseason)
9 p.m.: L.A. to Vegas (Fox), Bull (CBS, midseason)
9:30 p.m.: The Mick (Fox, midseason)
10 p.m.: Chicago Med (NBC, midseason), NCIS: New Orleans (CBS, midseason)

Wednesday, Jan. 3
8 p.m.: Grown-ish (Freeform), The Blacklist (NBC, midseason), The X-Files (Fox), The Amazing Race (CBS), The Goldbergs (ABC, midseason)
8:30 p.m.: Speechless (ABC, midseason)
9 p.m.: Law & Order: SVU (NBC, midseason), 911 (Fox), Modern Family (ABC, midseason), SEAL Team (CBS, midseason)
9:30 p.m.: American Housewife (ABC, midseason)
10 p.m.: Chicago P.D. (NBC, midseason), Match Game (ABC), Criminal Minds (CBS, midseason)

Thursday, Jan. 4
8 p.m.: Superstore (NBC, midseason), The Four (Fox), Big Bang Theory (CBS, midseason)
8:30 p.m.: The Good Place (NBC, midseason), Young Sheldon (CBS, midseason)
9 p.m.: Will & Grace (NBC, midseason), Nashville (CMT), Mom (CBS, midseason)
9:30 p.m.: Great News (NBC, midseason), Life in Pieces (CBS, midseason)
10 p.m.: Chicago Fire (NBC, midseason), SWAT (CBS, midseason)

Friday, Jan. 5
The End of the F***ing World (Netflix)
8 p.m.: Child Support (ABC), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW, midseason)
9 p.m.: Agents of SHIELD (ABC, midseason)

Sunday, Jan. 7
5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET: Golden Globes (NBC)
5:30 p.m.: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, midseason)
7:30 p.m.: Bob’s Burgers (Fox, midseason)
8 p.m.: Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, midseason), The Simpsons (Fox, midseason)
8:30 p.m.: Ghosted (Fox, midseason)
9 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, midseason), Family Guy (Fox, midseason)
9:30 p.m.: The Last Man on Earth (fox, midseason)
10 p.m.: The Chi (Showtime), Madam Secretary (CBS, midseason)

Monday, Jan. 8
10 p.m.: The Good Doctor (ABC, midseason), The Brave (NBC, midseason)

Tuesday, Jan. 9
8 p.m.: The Fosters (Freeform)
9 p.m.: This Is Us (NBC, midseason), The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN)

Wednesday, Jan. 10
8:30 p.m.: Alone Together (Freeform)
9 p.m.: The Magicians (Syfy)
10 p.m.: If Loving You Is Wrong (OWN)

Friday, Jan. 12
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Amazon), Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix), Disjointed (Netflix)
8 p.m.: Blindspot (NBC, midseason)
9 p.m.: Taken (NBC)
10 p.m.: Dateline (NBC, midseason)

Sunday, Jan. 14
10 p.m.: Divorce (HBO)
10:30 p.m.: Crashing (HBO)

Monday, Jan. 15
8 p.m.: Supergirl (The CW, midseason), The Gifted (Fox, season finale), Kevin Can Wait (CBS, midseason)
8:30 p.m.: 9JKL (CBS, midseason)
9 p.m.: Man WIth a Plan (CBS, midseason)
9:30 p.m.: Superior Donuts (CBS, midseason)
10 p.m.: Scorpion (CBS, midseason)

Tuesday, Jan. 16
9 p.m.: The Flash (The CW, midseason)
9 p.m.: Black Lightning (The CW)
10 p.m.: The Paynes (OWN)

Wednesday, Jan. 17
The Path (Hulu)
8 p.m.: Riverdale (The CW, midseason)
9 p.m.: Dynasty (The CW, midseason)
10 p.m.: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX), Corporate (Comedy Central)

Thursday, Jan. 18
8 p.m.: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, midseason), Supernatural (The CW, midseason), Beyond (Freeform)
9 p.m.: Lip Sync Battle (Paramount Network launches), Scandal (ABC, midseason), Arrow (The CW, midseason)
10 p.m.: Portlandia (IFC), How to Get Away With Murder (ABC, midseason)

Friday, Jan. 19
Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
10 p.m.: Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
11 p.m.: High Maintenance (HBO)

Saturday, Jan. 20
9 p.m.: The Paynes (OWN, time slot premiere), Planet Earth: Blue Planet II (BBC America, IFC, AMC, WEtv, Sundance TV)

Sunday, Jan. 21
8 p.m.: Counterpart (Starz)
9 p.m.: The Resident (Fox, after the NFC Championship Game)

Monday, Jan. 22
8 p.m.: Mosaic (HBO)
9 p.m.: The Resident (Fox, time slot premiere), The Alienist (TNT)

Tuesday, Jan. 23
10 p.m.: Drunk History (Comedy Central), Baskets (FX)
10:30 p.m.: The Detour (TBS), Another Period (Comedy Central)

Wednesday, Jan. 24
8 p.m.: Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
8:30 p.m.: Let’s Get Physical (Pop)
9 p.m.: Waco (Paramount Network)

Thursday, Jan. 25
8 p.m.: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (VH1)

Friday, Jan. 26
One Day at a Time (Netflix)
9 p.m.: Jane the Virgin (The CW, midseason)

Sunday, Jan. 28
4:30 p.m. PT: Grammy Awards (CBS)

Monday, Jan. 29
9 p.m.: Valor (The CW, season finale)

Sunday, Jan. 31
Step Up: High Water (YouTube Red)

Star Conflict: Journey Update Released

December 21, 2017 – StarGem Inc. and Gaijin Entertainment released an update, code named “Journey”, for Star Conflict, their intergalactic MMO action game. The transformative update will contain many important changes that gradually roll out including a redesign of the leveling system – players will earn new ranks, receive new space ships and active modules throughout the story campaign as they explore the farthest corners of the known universe and its inhabitants. In addition, players will now be able to further expand their space fleet with new ranks (16th and 17th). These new ranks are the pinnacle of technological progress. Existing ships within their fleet will receive new active and protective modules.

Star Conflict’s “Journey” will take place gradually to ensure proper balancing, but during the implementation of the full update, from December 19th through January 18th, all players’ flotillas will be replenished with a free new ship Object NY18. When entering the game, pilots will receive a special container daily with the ship’s parts in it and must assemble it. Resembling a flying saucer, Object NY18 can intercept the control of enemy missiles and direct them to desired targets. It also boasts the ability to create a temporary spherical shield behind which the Allies can hide from enemy fire. Object NY18 will suit both beginners and experienced pilots. Depending on the number of selected modules, its rank can be changed from 5th to 15th.

Existing ships within the fleet will be improved over time, but pilots can already try out almost two dozen modules, guns, and modifiers for Command fighters. Those who cannot wait to get their hands on the newest ships of the top 16th rank will be able to acquire them faster by completing special tasks in January.

From December 19th – January 9th, players can earn xenochips and galactic standards taking part in tournaments, completing tasks, and simply winning battles. Rewards can be spent in the game store on special bundles, premium ships, and premium account. Also for the holiday season, there is a 50% discount on all goods in the store.

Read more about the latest changes on the game’s website: http://star-conflict.com/en/news/1362-star-conflict-1-5-0-journey-en

Civilization VI iPad Launch Trailer

Austin, Texas — Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, the 2016 Strategy Game of the Year, is available today in the iOS App Store for a limited-time discounted price of $29.99** on iPad, with the first 60 turns free to play. Rebuilt with touch controls, Civilization VI is the first flagship entry in the award-winning turn-based strategy franchise to be playable on iOS. Your empire is now mobile.

Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier and published by 2K Games, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI includes:

  • EXPANSIVE EMPIRES: See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain.
  • ACTIVE RESEARCH: Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures.
  • DYNAMIC DIPLOMACY: Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations.
  • COMBINED ARMS: Expanding on the “one unit per tile” design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful “Corps” units.
  • LOCAL MULTIPLAYER: In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be easily completed in a single session.
  • A CIV FOR ALL PLAYERSCivilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems are designed to introduce new players to the underlying concepts of Civilization so they can easily get started on a path to victory

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk NYE Celebration Announced

Universal City, CA, December 18, 2017 – It’s another day in paradise as Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant at Universal CityWalk rings in 2018 with its premier New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a telecast of Jimmy Buffett’s Nashville concert, live music, a buffet dinner, Margaritas and Caribbean themed party favors.

The party starts at 8:30 p.m. and will culminate with a midnight Margarita toast along with a live steel drum performance, a telecast of Jimmy Buffett’s New Year’s Eve concert, lots of dancing and an array of palate-pleasing dining options. Fun party favors, including straw hats, colorful leis and NYE themed noise makers, will add to the festivities as guests bid a fond farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018.

The festive evening will begin the moment guests enter Margaritaville where they will be greeted with a specialty “Who’s to Blame” Margarita and tray passed hors d’oeuvres, including Ahi Poke Nachos, Chicken Skewers and Chimichurri Carne Asada.  A full Caribbean themed dinner buffet featuring such favorites as Cheeseburger in Paradise sliders, Crab Cake Sliders, Sweet Chili Salmon and Guava Glazed Barbeque Chicken will complement the selection of mouth-watering desserts, including Banana Bread Pudding, Key Lime Pie and Warm Flourless Brownies.

For more information and to make reservations, guests can visit http://www.citywalkhollywood.com/MargaritavilleNYE. Space is limited and the New Year’s Eve festivities at Margaritaville will sell out.

Margaritaville is more than a restaurant, it’s a state of mind as the spirited new venue brings a seaside retreat to Universal CityWalk that continues to resonate as one of L.A.’s most influential lifestyle centers. Margaritaville is now open, serving lunch and dinner.

Margaritaville at Universal CityWalk Hollywood invites guests to escape the everyday as they dine in a casual environment amid palm trees, thatched enclaves, island music and surfboard tables and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, live music and entertainment and signature dishes such as LandShark Lager Fish & Chips, Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya ®, Volcano Nachos or a Cheeseburger in Paradise ®. 

The venue’s expansive 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar located at the center of the restaurant offers a selection of refreshing specialty drinks, including the Who’s to Blame® Margarita or the 5 o’Clock Somewhere boat drink.

For over 20 years, Universal CityWalk has boosted the city’s rhythm through a foundation built on providing memorable entertainment experiences.  With a series of dramatic enhancements currently underway from new restaurants, shopping experiences and visually-aesthetic design features to its multi-million dollar Universal Cinema renovation, the spotlight shines brightly on CityWalk as it continues to invest in an ambitious revitalization and remain best in class.

This significant undertaking coincides with Universal Studios Hollywood’s recent epic transformation in which 75 percent of the world-class theme park was completely reimagined.

Introduced in 1993, CityWalk was constructed in collaboration with visionary architect Jon Jerde as the prototypical one-stop leisure destination that redefined the mall of yesteryear as a vibrant multi-sensory outdoor complex. With grand neon signs and larger-than-life decorative sculptures complimenting the diverse offerings, this whimsical street was reflective of L.A.’s eclectic landscape and distinguishing characteristics.

More information on Universal CityWalk is available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com or at http://www.citywalkhollywood.com/Dine/Casual-Dining/Jimmy-Buffett-s-Margaritaville/. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Margaritaville is a global lifestyle brand inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett, whose songs evoke a passion for tropical escape and relaxation.

Margaritaville features ten destination resorts/hotels across the Southeast United States and Caribbean and 23 additional locations in active development, four gaming locations and more than 60 food and beverage locations including signature concepts such as Margaritaville Restaurant, award-winning JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill and LandShark Bar & Grill. More than 15 million travelers every year change their latitude and attitude with a visit to a Margaritaville resort, residential real estate destination, vacation club, vacation home rental and restaurant.

Consumers can also escape everyday through a collection of Margaritaville lifestyle products including apparel for men and women, footwear, frozen concoction makers, home décor and more. Additionally, the brand’s food, beverage and spirits lines – including Margaritaville tequilas, rums, LandShark Lager – deliver authentic, tropical escapism to fans around the world. Margaritaville, a state of mind since 1977.

Disney Acquires A LOT of FOX for $52.4B Dollars

Disney has officially acquired most of 21st Century Fox – specifically, 21st Century Fox’s movie studio and regional sports networks as well as cable channels FX and National Geographic. The deal, which cost Disney a scant $52.4 billion dollars, means that Disney can bring the X-Men, Deadpool, and more into the MCU proper. These are exciting times for us fans and we can’t wait to see what happens next! As an aside, Hugh Jackman recently mentioned that he would be interested in revisiting Wolverine under the Disney umbrella.

It remains to be seen what Disney’s plans are for Ryan Reynold’s R-rated Deadpool movie which has a sequel almost in the can.