December 15, 2017 – Epic Games has launched its “Survive the Holidays” event for Fortnite, which includes all-new game content for both Battle Royale and Save the World!
Some details on the update can be found below and full patch notes can be found here. Fortnite is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. Fortnite Battle Royale is completely free; Fortnite’s PvP “Save the World” is in paid Early Access, and will be free in 2018.
Season 2 for Battle Royale players kicks off with the all-new Battle Pass! Players who purchase a Battle Pass will immediately get sweet cosmetic loot with more than 65+ rewards unlocked for progression throughout the season. Players can get more details in the recently released “Battle Pass Overview” video.
The mode also gets a festive update with a limited-time Snowball Grenade Launcher weapon and other fun visual updates. Additionally, the game has been updated to add new daily quests, updated UI, bug fixes, and general game improvements.
The Fortnite Guide to Holiday Survival is here! This limited time holiday event brings an all-new questline, exclusive holiday-themed loot and activities, Holiday Heroes, new weapons, the addition of mini-bosses, and more.
The “Survive the Storm” event also returns on an all-new Winter survival map with festive trees, snow, and a mountain vista. Epic has also listened to player feedback on the mode and brought a number of improvements, including rebalanced difficulty, resourcing, and rewards.
As always, the update brings a ton of bug fixes and updates to the Early Access title.
Moenchengladbach/Germany, December 15, 2017 – Fans of gripping police simulation games will need a little bit more patience before they can go on patrol in the fictional US city of Loston Bay: In order to meet the wishes of their very active and enthusiastic community developer Bigmoon Entertainment and publisher astragon Entertainment have decided to postpone the release of POLICE SIMULATOR 18 on PC to summer 2018.
“Through our close communication with the members of our player community we have received a tremendous amount of constructive feedback regarding the development of POLICE SIMULATOR 18 from police fans all over the world. We are of course striving to implement as many of these elements as possible, so that we will be able to offer players a police simulation that fully matches their expectations. We have therefore come to the conclusion that it will be beneficial to extend the development period by a few more months and postpone the release of our game to summer 2018,” explains Benjamin Wolf, producer at astragon Entertainment, the publisher’s decision.
About POLICE SIMULATOR 18
In POLICE SIMULATOR 18 the player will slip into the role of a real US police officer – either male or female – and discover the interesting challenges and varied tasks that lie waiting for him in the streets of the sprawling US city of Loston Bay. The player can choose to go on patrol through three different city districts either alone in the game’s single player mode or together with a friend in the cooperative two-person multiplayer mode. The extremely expansive – and thanks to the use of the Unreal® Engine 4 very lifelike – metropolis can be freely explored by the player either on foot or in one of three distinct patrol cars.
In addition to these police cars with their fully functional cockpits the virtual cop will of course also be able to use a broad range of authentic police equipment.
More information regarding the development of POLICE SIMULATOR 18 can be found on the official facebook page of the game as well as on Steam™:
Paris, December, the 14th – Game publisher Playdius and Indie dev Studio Chahut announce that Post Human W.A.R is now available on Steam! As a record, Post Human W.A.R is a turn-based tactical and psychological strategy game. Form your armies and set off on an adventure through solo campaigns, or face other players online!
Since the the start of its early access, a lot of content was added to Post Human W.A.R: new languages, visuals, effects, balancing… And also a new core feature: the CHAMPION. Victory is now achieved by finding and defeating the hidden opponent’s champion, allowing even more subterfuges and deceitful strategies!
Post Human W.A.R datas
18 solo missions
36 customizable units and 400 original animations
250+ sound effects
700+ audio voice over
8 illustrated chapters describing the goofy universe of Post Human W.A.R
Haarlem, The Netherlands, December 13, 2017 – Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Coronado Games announce the release of the ‘Artificial Humans’ content update for their space ship building simulation game Starship Corporation (PC). Starship Corporation is currently available through Steam’s Early Access Program. The Artificial Humans’ update adds a new type of crew member: Cybernetic Organisms (CyO).
CyO’s do not require air, water, food, healthcare or life support. They can practice any profession and are built to last. If damaged, all they need to do is return to their pod. However, technological advancements such as these come at a price. CyO’s require lots of research and have a high production cost, and if they malfunction they are almost unstoppable. How will you handle a rampaging killing machine threatening to destroy the beloved starship you are building? A new crew management mission has been added that will test the counter-measures of your ship for just this type of emergency.
Decide for yourself if you want to strengthen your crew by adding an artificial human, or if you prefer human error over the threat of malfunctioning, rampaging CyO’s.
The update also adds 10 new contracts for completely automated ships to the market. The 60 contracts currently available in all different areas of space travel can now be approached in a new way, due to the introduction of CyO’s.
REDWOOD SHORES, CA — (December 13, 2017)–Today, Crystal Dynamics®, the renowned developer of the critically acclaimed and world-famous TOMB RAIDER® franchise, released a brand new video highlighting the studio’s 25-year legacy of great gaming experiences.
The developer began its 25th year in a newly redesigned, state-of-the-art facility that includes a fully equipped motion capture stage, six soundproof audio rooms, a dailies review room featuring a 4K HDR TV setup, a photogrammetry capture space, a full 4K HDR Dolby Atmos™ equipped theater, and more.
Embracing a diverse staff of the industry’s best, many of whom have been tenured for over 15 years, industry leader Crystal Dynamics has developed and published over 30 award-winning titles during its 25-year adventure. Some of the most beloved franchises include Gex™, Legacy of Kain and most recently Tomb Raider, which has now sold over 63 million copies worldwide including 11 million units for Tomb Raider (2013) and more than 7 million units for Rise of the Tomb Raider®. In collaboration with Marvel, the studio is currently hard at work on the highly anticipated ‘Avengers’ project, which was announced earlier this year.
“Crystal occupies a special place in the games industry. Over a third of our team have been with the studio for more than 5 years, and several have been here for more than 20 years, which makes us a tightly knitted team,” said Ron Rosenberg, Head of Studio. “Over the years, many industry luminaries have worked at Crystal and contributed to the creative culture that our current rock star developers embody and evolve. From the very beginning, we’ve shared a common goal of crafting incredible character-driven games, and 25 years later that flame of innovation burns brighter than ever.”
Additionally in 2017, Crystal Dynamics partnered with charity organizations and the Tomb Raider community to continue its campaign of giving back, making charitable contributions to GameChanger, Extra Life, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
“We exist thanks to the generosity and love our amazing players show us; and it’s a true privilege to do what we do for what we feel are the best fans out there. So following their example, we are always looking for meaningful ways to give back to those in need and share our good fortune,” added Scot Amos, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “Crystal exists to make the best games possible… be it within our legacy of Tomb Raider or our future with the Avengers project, we do this because we love making people happy. And that’s what giving is all about.”
December 12, 2017 – Hope you’re having a fun time in Fallout 4 VR! We wanted to let you know that we’ve identified a fix for any blurriness/low resolution that some players may be experiencing in Fallout 4 VR. There is a beta update now available on Steam.
Please see below for the list of patch notes that reflect what’s addressed in this beta update now available on Steam and let me know if you have any questions.
Fixed an issue that would affect the in-game resolution based on desktop resolution
Increased default application supersampling value from 1.0 to 1.4x
To change this value up or down to adjust performance or quality, add the following to your Fallout4Custom.ini in My Games/Fallout4VR: [VRDisplay] fRenderTargetSizeMultiplier=
Fixed an issue where players would be unable to use the world rotate functionality while commanding companions
To opt-in to the Steam beta update please follow the instructions here:
How to access the Steam Beta:
Log into Steam.
Right Click on Fallout 4 VR in your Library.
A drop down menu will appear. Select Fallout 4 VR Update 188.8.131.52
Wait for the game to update.
When done, Fallout 4 VR Fallout 4 VR Update 184.108.40.206 should appear in your Library.
December 12, 2017 – Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television are set to release six new original series in 2018 beginning with Trolls: The Beat Goes On! premiering Jan. 19, 2018, exclusively on Netflix. The new slate includes series inspired by DreamWorks’ beloved animated films as well as classic properties including an all-new She-Ra. From executive producer Noelle Stevenson, the new She-Ra series will present a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans.
2018 series include (unless noted, premiere dates to be announced):
DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On! – January 19, 2018
Picking up where the film left off, the Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the the endlessly upbeat adventures of the Trolls as Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village keep the party going in their fantastical forest home. Executive produced by Matthew Beans (Robot Chicken), the series features Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect 1 and 2) and Amanda Leighton (This Is Us, The Fosters) as the voices of Branch and Poppy with original songs written and produced by Alana Da Fonseca (Pitch Perfect 3). The series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France. Watch the Trolls: The Beat Goes On! trailer here and visit netflix.com/trollsthebeatgoeson for more information. The music from season 1 of Trolls: The Beat Goes On! is available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) comes a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. The trailblazing property originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series. With Stevenson’s unique voice at the helm, fans are in store for an epic and timely tale that celebrates female friendship and empowerment, lead by a warrior princess tailor made for today. The series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
The Boss Baby: Back in Business
Boss Baby, with the help of his big brother and partner-in-crime Tim, continues to navigate the cutthroat corporate jungle gym of Baby Corp, while angling to achieve the near-impossible: the work-life balance of a modern career baby. From Emmy-winning executive producer Brandon Sawyer (Penguins of Madagascar), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. Visit netflix.com//bossbabybackinbusiness for more information.
Harvey Street Kids
From its never-ending games of kickball to the infinite flavors of its ice cream truck to the greatest climbing tree in the universe, every day on Harvey Street feels like a Saturday. And that’s largely thanks to the Harvey Girls – Audrey, Lotta, and Dot – the block’s self-appointed guardians and the world’s bestest BFFs. They will do whatever it takes to keep Harvey Street the best block to never grow up on and transform every afternoon into a wild adventure. From executive producer Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Emmy-nominated supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas & Ferb, Descendants: Wicked World), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. Visit netflix.com/harveystreetkids for more information.
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
Based on the epic books by Dav Pilkey, DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants follows the adventures of George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two best friends who’ve bonded through their love of pranking, comic books and being the thorns in Principal Krupp’s side. Their fun gets them mixed up in adventures crazier than their outrageous comic books, which is when they call on their greatest creation: Captain Underpants! From Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings (Animaniacs, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. Visit netflix.com/epictalesofcaptainunderpants for more information.
Trollhunters (Part 3) and 3 Below (Second installment of Tales of Arcadia Trilogy)
DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, from Guillermo del Toro, premieres on Netflix, on Friday, Dec. 15, with a third and final chapter of the Emmy-winning series set to debut in 2018. 3 Below, the second series in the previously announced Tales of Arcadia trilogy, will premiere in late 2018 and feature two royal teenage aliens and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet. A final chapter, Wizards, is set to debut in 2019.
Premiering in 2016 to critical acclaim, Trollhunters introduced audiences to the seemingly quiet town of Arcadia and an ordinary kid who embarks on an extraordinary adventure in a hidden world right beneath his feet featuring the voices of Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, Anjelica Huston and more. Recently nominated for six 2018 Annie Awards, the first season lead the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys with six wins, more than any other program, including writing for an animated program (Marc Guggenheim), directing (Rodrigo Blaas, Guillermo del Toro), casting (Ania O’Hare, Mary Hildalgo) and a voice acting win for Grammer.
DreamWorks Trollhunters is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro with Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Rodrigo Blaas (Alma) and Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians) serving as executive producers. Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) serve as co-executive producers.
Since 2013, DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix have released 12 original series including DreamWorks Trollhunters, Dragons: Race to the Edge, DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, All Hail King Julien, DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free, Dinotrux and more, winning 17 Daytime Creative Arts Emmys and six Annie Awards.
Costa Mesa, CA – Families can take free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17. Children 12 and under receive free admission (adults are $2) and all activities are free to participate. Parking is free through gates 2 and 10 and be sure to tell our attendants you’re here for the Market Place.
In addition to taking your own photo with Santa, kids can enjoy free face painting Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am until 2:30pm. On Sunday, we will have a special performance by The Puppets & Players Little Theatre at 11:00am and 1:00pm, also free to watch. Guests are encouraged to wear their ugly Christmas sweater along with the staff at Orange County Market Place for a truly festive experience!
With several hundred vendors onsite, holiday shopping is a breeze. The Market Place will open from 7:00am until 4:00pm to shop. Be sure to stop by the Westside Grill for lunch and try the newly released holiday Grinch-amole Burger. This burger is piled with guacamole, bacon, and cheese.
To stay up to date on all upcoming events at the Orange County Market Place, including coupons, free admission and special offers, sign up for our EClub, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. More information can be found by visiting www.ocmarketplace.com.
About Orange County Market Place
The Orange County Market Place®, America’s most unique market, is a celebration of food, fun, value, and the entrepreneurial spirit. With hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, the Orange County Market Place has grown to become the centerpiece of the Orange County outdoor shopping experience. The Orange County Market Place®, founded in 1969, is owned and operated by Spectra and is located on the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa at Fair Drive and the 55 Freeway. The Orange County Market Place operates every Saturday and Sunday of the year except during the Orange County Fair in July/August. Operating hours for the general public are from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.
About Comcast Spectacor
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a leading hospitality firm that provides Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality and Partnerships to more than 300 client properties in the United States, Canada, and Singapore. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com for more information.
11 December 2017 – London, UK – CCP Games has announced that Gunjack 2: End of Shift – the sequel to one of the best-selling mobile VR games of all time, the critically-acclaimed Gunjack – is launching today for Gear VR on the Oculus Store, available to download for $8.99 SRP. Gunjack 2: End of Shift, which was originally released exclusively for Daydream, is also receiving a permanent price drop on Google Play, from $12.99 SRP to $8.99 SRP.
To mark the launch of Gunjack 2: End of Shift on Samsung Gear VR, CCP has issued a new trailer here:
The release of Gunjack 2: End of Shift on Gear VR enables mobile gamers to download and play both the original Gunjack and itssequel on a single platform for the first time. CCP is also launching a bundle edition with both the original Gunjack game and Gunjack 2: End of Shift on Gear VR, at a discounted price point.
Additionally, the original Gunjack is receiving a permanent price drop from $9.99 SRP to $4.99 SRP across all available platforms – for Gear VR and Oculus Rift on the Oculus Store, for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on Steam, and for PlayStation VR on the PlayStation Store.
“Gunjack was praised for its breakthrough graphics when it launched on Gear VR in November 2015, and with Gunjack 2: End of Shift, our development team has raised the bar again for mobile VR games,” said Michael Lee, Gunjack 2: End of Shift’s Senior Brand Manager. “With broader availability, bundles and price cuts, we look forward to introducing many new players to the Gunjack series this holiday season.”
Gunjack andGunjack 2: End of Shift are fast-paced, space shooters set in the science fiction universe of EVE Online®, built from the ground up for mobile VR using Unreal Engine 4. As a turret operator with a formidable arsenal at their disposal, players are charged with the defence of a vast interstellar mining rig and must protect its precious cargo from bandits trying to blow the rig apart.
Gunjack 2: End of Shift seamlessly integrates intuitive motion controls with intense, full-immersion action for an unmatched mobile VR experience. Players can use the Gear VR motion controller to aim and shoot down swarms of enemies, strategically deploy special weapons, and activate an energy shield to survive the most dangerous situations. The game also features procedural daily missions, ensuring endless replayability.
Full details about Gunjack 2: End of Shift can be found via www.gunjack2.com
Moscow – December 7, 2017 – Deep Silver and 4A Games today announced that Metro Exodus is set for release in Autumn 2018, on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and PC.
Revealed during The Game Awards, The Aurora Trailer offers a glimpse of post-apocalyptic Moscow – a hostile world locked in an endless nuclear winter. The desperate survivors who cling to existence beneath the surface in the ruins of the Metro have long given up hope of a life beyond Moscow… all except for one.
As Artyom, you must flee the Metro and lead a band of Spartan Rangers on an incredible, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in search of a new life in the East. This thrilling story-line will span an entire calendar year through the changing seasons.
Inspired by the internationally best-selling novels Metro 2033 and Metro 2035 by Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story in the greatest Metro adventure yet.
“We were overwhelmed by our fans’ reaction to the announcement of Metro Exodus at E3,” said Andriy Prokhorov, creative director and co-founder at 4A Games. “We’re sorry to have kept you waiting so long for further news, but you’ll be hearing a lot more from us in the months ahead.”
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