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Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2017 Award Winners Announced

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Oct. 19, 2017  America’s largest and longest running horror movie festival, Screamfest, awarded this year’s top movies, filmmakers and actors Thursday during the fest’s closing night. Screamfest, which ran from Oct. 10 – 19, 2017 at the TLC Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, has launched careers – providing a platform for filmmakers and actors to showcase their latest work to horror film enthusiasts and general audiences.

As voted on by a jury panel, TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID received the most awards of the night with five: Best Picture, Best Director – Issa López, Best Actor – Juan Ramón López, Best Actress – Paola Lara and Best Editing – Joaquim Marti.

THE LAPACE’S DEMON received four awards for Best Musical Score by Duccio Giulivi, Best Visual FX by Giordano Giulivi and Alessandro Zonfrilli, Best Special FX by Giordano Giulivi and Best Cinematography by Ferdinando D’Urbano.

The closing night’s ceremony also honored Marianne Maddalena with a Career Achievement Award. A film and television producer, she often collaborated with prolific genre filmmaker Wes Craven.

Comprehensive List of Screamfest 2017 Winners:

  • Best Picture – Tigers Are Not Afraid
  • Best Horror Comedy – Dead Ant
  • Best Director   – Issa López – Tigers Are Not Afraid
  • Best Actor – Juan Ramón López – Tigers Are Not Afraid
  • Best Actress – Paola Lara – Tigers Are Not Afraid
  • Career Achievement Award – Marianne Maddalena
  • Best Musical Score – Duccio Giulivi – The Laplace’s Demon
  • Best Editing – Joaquim Marti – Tigers Are Not Afraid
  • Best Visual FX  – Giordano Giulivi & Alessandro Zonfrilli – The Laplace’s Demon
  • Best Special FX   Giordano Giulivi – The Laplace’s Demon
  • Best Cinematography – Ferdinando D’Urbano – The Laplace’s Demon
  • Best Makeup – Creature Effects – Tragedy Girls
  • Best Short – Holy Fatma – Please Love Me Forever
  • Best Unproduced Screenplay – U-666 by Jacqueline Perez

Get Social with Us:  Screamfest Official Usernames and Hashtag:

  • –       Facebook: /Screamfest
  • –       Twitter: @Screamfest
  • –       Instagram: @ScreamfestLA
  • –       Youtube: /ScreamfestLA
  • –       Official hashtag: #ScreamfestLA 

Screamfest is sponsored by Shock Top, Birns & Sawyer, European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, Dapper Cadaver, Screenplay.com, InkTip, Elma, Horror Pack, SellAScript.com, Screen Queensland and Simple DCP.  Screamfest is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  Screamfest is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

ABOUT SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

Formed in August 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Horror Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gives filmmakers and screenwriters in the horror and science fiction genres a venue to have their work showcased in the film industry. Among the numerous films that have been discovered and/or premiered at the festival include “Paranormal Activity,” “30 Days of Night,” “Trick ‘r Treat” and “The Human Centipede.” For more information, visit www.ScreamfestLA.com.

The Queen Mary’s All-New CHILL Unveils Calendar of International Holiday Celebrations

LONG BEACH, Calif., (October 1​9​, 2017) – The world-famous Queen Mary invites guests to embark on an international holiday expedition this winter with the unveiling of the all-new CHILL, open December 13, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Featuring the first-ever Ice Adventure Park in the U.S., the newly-inspired CHILL offers a rush of icy family fun with nightly entertainment throughout the park including international cultural celebrations, live music, Rockettes-style dance performances, fireworks, light shows, DJs, dancing, tasty food, a nightly Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and much more.

Experience the 38,000-square foot ice park honoring international holiday celebrations with one-of-a-kind entertainment and traditions of Germany, Switzerland, China, Russia, Holland, and the North Pole. Embark in traditional Chinese entertainment in CHILL’s version of the Forbidden City with nightly performances by Shaolin Monks and experience first-hand the beautiful rhythmic movements of the traditional Lion Dance. CHILL’s Kung Fu Forest will offer fireworks every Sunday night. Glide through the finish line of Shanghai Speedway nightly ($5 add on) on CHILL’s big wheel ice bikes. Saunter down Lantern Lane into the Lucky Bamboo and meet CHILL’s Panda Character for warm bear-hugs and unique selfie opportunities.

Take in the traditions of Germany with a stroll through CHILL’s Munich Market and raise a stein to the nightly live tunes from the authentic Alpine Band. Meet the ethereal Christkindle, the German gift bringer and bearer of lights, and shop traditional holiday trinkets and souvenirs at the nightly festive market. Cozy up in Switzerland’s Alpine Square by roasting marshmallows and building gooey s’mores at the toasty fire pit. Dine in the Alpine Lodge, open nightly, serving traditional Swiss bites overlooking the Matterhorn Mountain tubing slide and meet the gift bearer of the Alps, Sinterklaas, for photos and celebrations of the Twelfth Night.

Show off your best grooves as the DJ spins today’s top hits at the Russian Disco in CHILL’s Blizzard Boulevard. Experience the magic of the Northern Lights Show offered nightly at the Aurora Borealis Light show and meet the gift bringers of Russia, Father Frost and The Princess. Holland’s Windmill Way will offer nightly performances on the Illumination stage with hourly performances by Rockettes-style dancers and a nightly tree lighting ceremony. Meet the magical Father Time, Holland’s gift bearer who will share interesting facts on stargazing and how the Dutch discovered the telescope. Skate over to America’s North Pole for a visit and photo with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Visit the Candy Bar to grab sweet treats for the little ones, and liquid candy sips for the adults.

The all-new CHILL also offers an opportunity to experience international fare. Tempt your taste buds with beverages and bites from around the globe including Germany’s Twisted Pretzel and Tasting Tavern and the Brat Haus. Pay tribute to Swiss delicacies with a visit to the Zurich Deli, the Fondue Pot, and the Alpine Lodge’s restaurant: Chateau Bar. Sip on traditional teas in China’s Zen Teahouse and the Hot Pot. Then warm up in the Russian Pierogi Paradise or the Stroganoff and Stew Pot. Curb your sweet tooth with gourmet donuts, make-your-own Gingerbread house or visit the Fire Pit to make holiday s‘mores.

CHILL pricing starts at $29.00 for adults (ages 9+) and $19.00 for kids. VIP Ultimate Expedition tickets are also available starting at $79.00 for adults (ages 9+) and $69.00 for kids. CHILL will run Dec. 13, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018, excluding Dec. 31, 2017. For more information, including an entertainment schedule, hours of operation and to purchase tickets online, visit http://queenmary.com/chill/

ROCCAT Kahn Pro Gaming Headset Available Now

Hamburg, Germany, (Oct. 19, 2017) – ROCCAT is proud to announce that its newest stereo gaming headset, the Khan Pro, is now available across all major channels. The suggested retail price is $99.99.

The Khan Pro is the first gaming headset in the world granted the Hi-Res Audio certificate, given only to the very best audio products on the market. With its remarkable sound clarity, the player can hear and locate any opponent long before they come in sight. With a broad frequency range between 20Hz and 40kHz, the Khan Pro boasts deep bass, rich mids and clear highs, enabling gamers to enjoy unrivaled sound. The Khan Pro makes every gamer a winner.

The Khan Pro also features a Real-Voice mic, offering the most natural voice transmission deliverable in a gaming headset. The microphone of the Khan Pro can pick up lower frequencies than competitors in its class. This expanded spectrum makes the human voice sound as natural as possible on a gaming headset, optimizing team communication like never before, and ensuring commands and callouts are crystal clear.

The low weight of the Khan Pro in combination with its memory foam earpads makes it the perfect partner for long play sessions. It doesn’t matter if you’re racing for a World First Kill in World of Warcraft or the Global Elite in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – it will never get uncomfortable no matter the duration of play. The Khan Pro is the choice for ambitious esport gamers and all those who aspire to become a better player in general. Play like a pro – with the ROCCAT Khan Pro.

About ROCCAT

Founded in 2007 in Hamburg, ROCCAT designs the best gaming products in the world. We combine detail loving German innovation with a genuine passion for what we do. The result is a forward-looking product portfolio adaptable to the gaming trends of tomorrow. The industry-leading experiences we develop are born of a deep affinity with gaming community that we ourselves are very much a part of. We achieve this by having an outstandingly talented team comprised of gamers, visionaries and industry experts.

Thrustmaster Unveils T.16000M FCS Space Sim Duo Peripheral Bundle

Rennes, October 19, 2017 – By combining two T.16000M Flight Control System joysticks, Thrustmaster offers gamers the ability to play with identical products in both hands, inviting them to experience their favourite space flight simulation games from a whole new perspective.

Two lethal weapons delivering an even more powerful flight experience

With the T.16000M FCS Space Sim Duo, gamers can now control their spacecraft using a joystick in each hand, in all games supporting the simultaneous use of two joysticks. This ensures even greater realism in games, particularly for Mech warrior pilots or deep space explorers. Enjoy absolute control when weaving a path through asteroid fields, avoid your opponents and target your enemies with surgical precision. The T.16000M FCS Space Sim Duo is a pack comprising two T.16000M FCS joysticks. The fully ambidextrous controller can be configured as a left-handed or right-handed device, thanks to three detachable components. Its appearance and design ensure that it is particularly suitable for use in a dual-joystick setup. It delivers ideal comfort and excellent stability, thanks to its large handrest and weighted base.

Each joystick in the T.16000M FCS Sim Space Duo pack benefits from the extreme precision of Thrustmaster’s H.E.A.R.T HallEffect AccuRate Technology™, which uses 3D magnetic sensors (Hall Effect) located in the stick to deliver precision levels 256 times greater than current systems, with a resolution reaching 16,000 x 16,000 values. As actions are frictionless, the joystick’s precision remains unaltered in time. Each joystick provides pilots with firm, linear and smooth tension, thanks to the helical spring (0.1”/2.8 mm in diameter) located inside the stick. Combining two joysticks offers no less than 32 action buttons (with Braille-style physical identifiers) and 2 multidirectional hats, providing users with a significant range of feature allocation choices. Each joystick features 4 independent axes, rotary rudders located on the stick that can be allocated to horizontal or vertical strafing manoeuvers and two triggers, offering a full-fledged arsenal of possibilities.

The power of the T.A.R.G.E.T programming software

The Thrustmaster Advanced pRogramming Graphical EdiTor software application, which enables gamers to combine a Thrustmaster joystick with other devices* from the brand, can be used to a rather unique end: managing and optimizing twinned controllers! Users can create and/or load specific mapping profiles and share them with the gaming community.

  • The T.16000M FCS Space Sim Duo is available now, at the suggested retail price £99.99

(taxes included).

WizKids Announces New Partnership with Games Workshop

October 19, 2017 – Hillside, NJ – WizKids, the leader in high-quality pre-painted miniatures and established board games, today revealed a multi-year partnership with acclaimed fantasy miniatures company, Games Workshop. The new partnership will extend the Warhammer 40,000 universe IP across multiple categories, including, Dice Building Games™, board games and more!

“We’re thrilled to be working with Games Workshop and the Warhammer 40,000 license,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “This beloved franchise is known the world over and our partnership will allow us to create amazing products and experiences for fans everywhere.”

The multi-year deal will span numerous categories and include the most iconic Warhammer 40,000 characters and more. WizKids will create two new board games, along with dice games based in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, with additional plans to republish classic board games Fury of Dracula and Relic.

WizKids will begin rolling out the new product lines in mid 2018.

For more information on WizKids, visit: www.wizkids.com.

Corsair Unveils PBT Double-shot Keycaps

Fremont, CA – October 17, 2017 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components, and high-performance gaming hardware today announced a new accessory for its industry-leading line of mechanical keyboards – a full set of performance PBT double-shot keycaps. Created using a special two-shot molding process, CORSAIR Gaming PBT Double-shot keycaps use a redesigned legend that always remains clear and legible, while still allowing LED backlighting to shine through brightly. Available in black or white and made from ultra-durable, shine resistant PBT, CORSAIR Double-Shot keycaps will never fade and boast a premium feel to complement even the most refined setup. Compatible with a wide range of CORSAIR mechanical keyboards, CORSAIR Double-Shot Keycaps are the ultimate upgrade for your CORSAIR mechanical keyboard.

CORSAIR knows that when it comes to PC gaming, standard just isn’t enough. Now you can take your CORSAIR mechanical keyboard even further with CORSAIR Double-Shot Keycaps, replacing traditional laser etched keys with precision double-shot molded keys for the most premium of keyboard experiences.

CORSAIR Double-Shot Keycaps are formed in a special two-shot mold process to ensure long-lasting durability and performance. Unlike traditional keycaps which are painted and then etched, the lettering on double-shot keycaps is physically molded into the body of each keycap, with two interlocking pieces combining to ensure that they will never fade or become illegible overtime. Available in either black and white, mechanical keyboards have never looked or felt this good.

CORSAIR Double-Shot Keycaps are RGB backlight compatible and made from ultra-durable shine resistant PBT, so keys will always stay clean and matte while allowing RGB backlighting to shine through and illuminate your setup, creating the ultimate professional looking gaming keyboard.

When it comes to gaming, every keystroke can mean the difference between a loss or a win. With key walls that are twice as thick as standard keycaps, CORSAIR Double-Shot Keycaps reduce key wobble, providing confidence and stability with every keypress. What’s more, with a full 104/105 set of keys specifically made for CORSAIR keyboards in North American, British and International English layouts, you’ll be able to fully upgrade almost any CORSAIR mechanical keyboard*.

Made with gamers in mind, CORSAIR Gaming Gaming PBT Double-Shot Keycaps have an unmatched level of durability and performance in every key press; because true legends never fade.

Availability, Warranty and Pricing:

CORSAIR Gaming PBT Double-Shot Keycaps are available immediately from the CORSAIR network of authorized retailers and distributors. CORSAIR Gaming PBT Double-Shot Keycaps are backed by a two-year warranty and the CORSAIR worldwide customer support network.

For up-to-date pricing, please refer to the links below or contact your local CORSAIR sales or PR representative.

For more information on CORSAIR Gaming PBT Double-Shot Keycaps, please visit:

http://corsair.com/corsair-gaming-pbt-double-shot-keycaps-black
http://corsair.com/corsair-gaming-pbt-double-shot-keycaps-white

*CORSAIR K68 not supported, CORSAIR K95, K95 RGB & K95 RGB PLATINUM Macro keys not included.

Destiny 2 PC Official Launch Trailer

October 16, 2017 – Destiny 2 will launch for the first time on PC at 10 a.m. PDT, October 24, via the Blizzard Battle.net app.

A wide variety of activities awaits from story content and incredible cinematics, to exploration of new worlds, competitive PvP multiplayer, and more ways to play with other Guardians through Guided Games, and Clans.

Destiny 2 on PC will support feature sets including: 4K Resolution Support (3840×2160), uncapped framerate, full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping, text chat, adjustable Field of View, detailed PC settings screen, 21:9 and triple monitor support, and HDR.

View the ‘Official Destiny 2 PC Launch Trailer’ here:

Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China Announced for Xbox One

Sweden, October 16, 2017 — ACE MADDOX today confirmed that its air-combat action game, Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (FTSOC), which is based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that helped defend China in WW2, is scheduled for an exclusive Xbox One digital download release.

Published and developed by ACE MADDOX, Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China will be available on the Xbox Store in 12 languages: English, Spanish, French, Polish, German, Portuguese-Brazil, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Russian, Italian, Czech, Turkish, and Japanese.

An Xbox One release date will be announced in the near future.

Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China is rated M for Mature by the ESRB (Violence, Blood, Strong Language), PEGI 16 in Europe, MA15+ (Strong coarse language) in Australia, and CERO B (12+) in Japan.

FLYING TIGERS HISTORICAL TRIVIA:

  • Officially known as the 1st American Volunteer Group (the “AVG”), the Flying Tigers were paid by the Chinese government with the discreet consent and financial support of Roosevelt’s administration.
  • Assuming fake identities, AVG recruits travelled by ship (from the US) half-way around the world to get to Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar).
  • The Flying Tigers insignia depicted a Bengal tiger and was designed by Disney artists Roy Williams and Henry Porter. It was worn on flight jackets and painted on the fuselage of most AVG P-40 fighter planes.
  • All Flying Tigers “volunteers” had to resign from the US military in order to become civilians. If shot down and captured by the Japanese, it is highly likely they would have been executed as spies.
  • Because of their rugged and sturdy construction, the AVG’s P-40 fighters could withstand steep high-speed dives. This allowed the AVG to make use of “hit and run” tactics, often catching enemy pilots by surprise (the Japanese didn’t think the “Americans” fought fair).

GAME FEATURES:

  • RARELY DEPICTED AIR-BATTLES OF WORLD WAR 2
    Action-packed single-player campaign recreates the clandestine operations of the American Volunteer Group in fighter, bomber, gunner, reconnaissance, torpedo, and night missions.
  • APPROACHABLE TAKE ON AIR-COMBAT
    Features TrazerTime™ slow-motion firing, arcade-like combat maneuvers, sim-style pitch & roll controls, moody weathers (including thunderous monsoons, beautiful sunsets, and misty dawns), 20+ Allied and Japanese planes, and more!
  • MULTIPLAYER FOR 2-16 PLAYERS
    Xbox One leaderboards eternalize players’ online rankings across five battle modes! Coordinate devastating air-attacks in TEAM DOGFIGHT while providing cover for your comrades, outdo all enemies using powerful rocket weaponry in ROCKET BATTLE VS, or take to the skies and “Capture the Flag” in the FLAGBUSTERS mode.
  • FLY IN COCKPIT OR THIRD-PERSON MODE
    Soar through the skies of Southeast Asia in third-person or cockpit view in a variety of American, British, Russian/Chinese, and Japanese aircraft.
  • STRIKING RENDITION OF THE FAR EAST
    Faithful environments, beautiful graphics, booming sound effects and an epic-orchestral soundtrack create a lasting impression of the China-Burma-India theatre.

Dungeons 3 Now Available on Windows PC

October 13, 2017 – Unicorns, valiant knights and other benevolent fantasy creatures beware! Kalypso Media and the Absolute Evil are cackling to themselves in wicked anticipation as gloriously evil dungeon sim sequel Dungeons 3 is out now worldwide on Steam for Windows and Linux. The North American physical and digital console release will launch on October 17th for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Console physical retail versions of Dungeons 3  will arrive as an Extremely Evil Edition, containing a Throne Room DLC, digital soundtrack and special Dungeons 3 ‘Snotweiser’ drinks coaster, while the Steam release includes a Throne Room DLC and digital soundtrack.Dungeons 3 is available for consoles with both digital and physical versions across EU and export territories today.

The Dungeon Lord has returned once more, and this time has is bringing all of his dark forces together to bring gamers everywhere the biggest and best Dungeons experience yet. With a huge roster of units and rooms to build in your underground lair, co-op support for all game modes, re-worked overworld mechanics and a range of improvements to the multiplayer experience, Dungeons 3 has everything an evil heart could desire as gamers across PC and console platforms begin ‘evilfying’ the sickeningly colourful and fluffy fantasy overworld.

To celebrate the release of Dungeons 3 and the Dungeon Lord’s inevitable victory over the forces of good, the busy Snots at Kalypso Media are pleased to reveal the game’s slap-happy launch trailer, which they hope will encourage gamers everywhere to employ some casual violence towards their minions in their quest for infamy. And that’s not all – to mark the occasion Kalypso has also confirmed a full livestream on its official Twitch channel, where gamers will be able to see the game played by the developers, ask any questions they have about the game, and let us know which adorable fantasy creature they’d like the team to stomp into oblivion. The fun starts today at 12:00 pm – don’t miss it!

Helo Combat Game Heliborne Launches

October 12th, Warsaw, Poland — Fans of helicopter action games have plenty of reasons to celebrate. After a year and a half of work, numerous improvements based on players’ feedback, and 27,000 copies sold, Heliborne leaves Early Access and lands on Steam! Thanks to Klabater, the game will be published globally as a digital edition as well as locally in the Polish market as a physical boxed edition.

The Heliborne digital edition is available on Steam: for only $24.99 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/433530/Heliborne/). The boxed edition includes the base game as well as digital extras (Polish Air Force camo and paint set), a double-sided poster documenting all of the in-game aircraft, collectible stickers, and a pilot’s manual. All these goodies are packed in a stylish case and available in Poland at a recommended retail price of 99.99 PLN.

Publishing the game is only just the beginning. The developers are working alongside the publisher and are already planning the game’s post-launch support and further development. Players can count on free updates and paid DLC. Even now, the community can modify the game through Steam Workshop.

By cooperating with real-life military pilots, the devs have made sure that Heliborne combines a realistic flight model with arcade gameplay, offering maximum fun and simultaneously keeping things realistic and close to physics – with over 70 different factors influencing the aircraft during flight.

You can check how the machines perform in combat situations by engaging in air battles on six fully open maps:

  • Gulf of Tonkin (Vietnam)
  • Operation Nguyen Hue (Vietnam)
  • Khost Region (Afghanistan)
  • Badakhshan Province (Afghanistan)
  • Kosovo
  • Training Map

These maps offer several possibilities: players can compete in the cornerstone multiplayer mode (up to 16 players), take part in co-op mode (up to 4 players), and play the single player historical missions.

Utilize one of the 50 legendary helicopter models from various historical periods – from the 1950s to modern times. The available aircrafts have been divided into three types – combat, scout, and transport – so that every air combat enthusiast can find an appropriate machine.

Have you ever dreamed of shooting down an enemy machine and sending it crashing into the ocean’s waves? In that case, the Bell AH-1Z Viper, with its 70 mm, anti-tank, and air-to-air missiles is right up your alley. Do you think that proper recon can turn the tides of war? Then the fast and nimble OH-58A Kiowa will allow you to sneak up on the enemy position, mark it, and transmit its location to your squadmates. You’re sure that the frontline fighters don’t stand a chance without proper support? The mighty ACH-47 Chinook will let you transport troops to critical spots, right where the frontlines seem to crumble. These are only 3 of the total 27 NATO machines available in‑game, and you’ll also have access to a further 23 helicopters from the Eastern Bloc. Victory depends on your tactical thinking, your ability to make decisions in the heat of the battle, and the experience of your teammates.

Heliborne – main features:

  • 50 legendary helicopters, ranging from the 1950s to modern times!
  • Modify your aircraft with more than 100 available payload variants.
  • Battle it out on 6 open, varied maps: Gulf of Tonkin (Vietnam), Operation Nguyen Hue (Vietnam), Khost Region (Afghanistan), Badakhshan Province (Afghanistan), Kosovo, and the Training Map.
  • Check out 3 gameplay modes: single player, co-op (up to 4 players), and competitive multiplayer (up to 16 players).
  • Ground units: tanks, APCs, self-propelled AA guns, and infantry (armed with AA weaponry and mortars).
  • Support for Steam trading cards!
  • Test your skills in historical missions and on sandbox maps.
  • Play how you like! Heliborne offers full support for gamepads, joysticks (flightsticks), and mouse and keyboard.

More information about Heliborne can be found on the official website (http://helibornegame.com/), and on Facebook and Twitter.