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CORSAIR Unveils Obsidian 500D PC Gaming Chassis

FREMONT, CA, February 22nd, 2018 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today unveiled a stunning new identity for its iconic Obsidian Series of enthusiast PC cases with the launch of the CORSAIR Obsidian Series 500D. Continuing the Obsidian Series’ signature elegant and minimalist design, the 500D adds premium smoked glass tempered side panels and curved aluminium construction to create an enthusiast PC case that’s thoroughly modern, inside and out. This is the new Obsidian.

With its clean exterior lines, smoked tempered glass side panels and a curved aluminum front, the Obsidian 500D combines minimalist design with the best in premium materials. Solid brushed black aluminum construction is impossible to miss, from the curved door handles, to the front plate and front-to-back top plate. Simply put, the 500D is built better.

Inside, the 500D offers the latest in enthusiast case features making it easier than ever to build your dream PC and keep it running cool. Both tempered glass side panels are hinged to the rear and completely removable, allowing you to keep them out of the way during installation, and front-and-center when it’s time to put your PC on display.

Two included SP120 cooling fans and CORSAIR Direct Airflow Path™ design channel cool air where your PC needs it most, with room for up to six 120mm cooling fans or up to a 360mm radiator for the most ambitious cooling setups. Fan trays in the roof and front make installing fans and radiators a breeze, while easily removable front, roof and floor dust filters ensure your build looks amazing and stays that way.

Dedicated, easy-to-use, mounts for up to two 3.5in HDDs and three 2.5in SSDs provide room for expansive storage space, while a PSU shroud and dedicated cable channel behind the motherboard mean that it’s easy to make your build look great. Super-speed USB 3.1 Type-C front panel connectivity and a vertical GPU mount* ensure the 500D is future-proof too, ready for not just your next PC build, but many more to come.

Availability, Warranty and Pricing

The CORSAIR Obsidian Series 500D is available immediately from the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors as well as direct from the CORSAIR webstore.

The CORSAIR Obsidian Series 500D is backed by a comprehensive two-year warranty and the CORSAIR worldwide customer support network.

EA PLAY 2018 Announced

February 22, 2018 – Electronic Arts is returning to the heart of Hollywood once again with EA PLAY 2018. At the core of EA PLAY are amazing games, fun experiences and thousands of players that bring these gaming communities to life. This summer, the three-day event will include more EA brands, more hands-on stations and more entertainment than ever before. If viewing from home, pull up for a front row seat because EA.com is gearing up to deliver breaking news, behind-the-scenes stories and live content to take players deep inside the games. Or get a different view through the lens of some of the world’s biggest community creators – whether that’s on YouTube and Twitch or Facebook and Twitter, among others. These are the biggest games of the year, and some of the world’s biggest names in social media will be vlogging and streaming directly from the show.

  • Where: Hollywood Palladium
  • When: June 9-11, 2018
  • Time: Saturday 2pm – 8pmSunday & Monday 10am – 8pm

At EA PLAY 2018, players looking for intense action will have a chance to play the next Battlefield™ experience, all the upcoming EA SPORTS™ games, and get an inside look at the stunning new action game, Anthem™. For a more lighthearted fare, gamers will get to play The Sims™ 4, as well as EA’s biggest mobile hits. For those able to make it to Hollywood, there’s a lot in store: hundreds of game stations, awesome game demos, lots of experiences for attendees and families, including music, art, food, souvenirs and entertainment for everyone.

Tickets will be available this Spring. EA will be introducing a new ticketing system to give players better hands-on access to their favorite games. Stay tuned over the coming weeks and months to learn more about EA PLAY 2018 including ticket availability, entertainment, program schedule and more.

Whether they are attending in person, watching the livestream via EA.com or enjoying content from their favorite creators, EA PLAY is the event that brings all gamers together, all over the world.

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Pre-Registration Now Open for SWORD ART ONLINE: Integral Factor

February 20, 2018 – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. today has opened pre-registration for SWORD ART ONLINE: Integral Factor, the latest addition to the SWORD ART ONLINE franchise, a popular anime and light novel series. SWORD ART ONLINE: Integral Factor is a compelling role-playing game that will be available as a free download on the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android mobile devices later this year.

SWORD ART ONLINE: Integral Factor features original and exclusive stories with all-new plot twists, new characters and monsters, as well as familiar faces returning from the beloved series, including Kirito, Asuna and Yuna. In SWORD ART ONLINE: Integral Factor, the player transforms into one of the players trapped in a death game that is the world of SWORD ART ONLINE, a virtual universe in which players who are killed in-game also die in real life. In order to escape the deadly game world, players will need to become the hero by teaming up with a new partner, Koharu, and join an Assault Team to destroy powerful monsters, clear difficult quests and conquer Aincrad, an enormous realm in SWORD ART ONLINE.

All users will be able to get 2,500 Arcana Gems, two types of in-game stamps and a 4-star Asuna Skill Record by logging in to the game after the game releases. Also, in order to celebrate the worldwide pre-registration, all users will also be able to get Western and Eastern avatars after starting the game. Pre-register now to get latest news about the games release.

Official Homepage: https://sao-if-en.bn-ent.net/

Pre-registration Page: http://prereg-en.bn-ent.net/common/serial.php?app=SAOIF-EN

Rad Rogers Launch Trailer

Vienna Austria, Aalborg, Denmark, February 21st 2018: The Kickstarter financed game Rad Rodgers brings back the 90’s-era PC platformer with a game inspired by classics like Commander Keen, Conker, Ruff’n’Tumble & Jazz Jackrabbit.

See the latest trailer:

Developer Slipgate Studios and Publisher THQ Nordic have released Rad Rodgers on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and across the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X today. The SRP is 19,99 €.

Check the game out in the digital stores:

Xbox One: http://n.thq.com/aghe30ivjjF

PlayStation 4 – US: http://n.thq.com/Bz4030ivjlH

PlayStation 4 – EU: http://n.thq.com/tqNH30ivjkP

Steam: http://n.thq.com/KfQS30ivw0x

Note: All owners of the PC-Version will get a free update (which is already part of the console-version) including:

  • Leaderboards: Gain Scores at the end of each level, and battle with friends to reach the top of the leaderboards.
  • Hats: Unlock more than 20 different hats throughout the game, and customize Rad Rodgers.
  • New Pogo Vertigo Bonus Levels: Grab a Pogo Stick, and see how far you can get in the new Pogo Vertigo vertical levels.
  • New Unlockables: Unlock behind the scenes artwork throughout the game.
  • New Pixelverse Puzzles: Pixelverses have been redesigned, and now include brand new types of Puzzles.
  • 5 New Levels! Fight through 3 new Pogostick Levels, and 2 massive new levels. The Rainforest Rampage, and Raging Ruins.
  • Minibosses! Introducing 2 minibosses throughout the game.
  • 4 New Enemies! The new Spiky Jellyfish, Powerful Laserheads, and 2 new Minibosses brings new and exciting challenges to the Rad Rodgers enemy roster.
  • Brand new weapon! The legendary “Excalibat” from Rise of the Triad, makes a return to Rad Rodgers. Become invincible and smack your way through hordes of enemies with the mighty Excalibat.

eMLS Cup Tournament Details for PAX East

NEW YORK (February 21, 2018– Major League Soccer (MLS) has released further details for the inaugural eMLS Cup, the new competitive EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 league kicking off at PAX East, the enormously popular gaming culture festival in Boston that takes place this year from April 5-8 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. MLS’s premier gaming event will feature elite FIFA players representing 19 MLS clubs vying for the eMLS Cup trophy, spots in the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018, and a series of other prizes.*

Players will be divided into two conferences, with ten clubs in the Eastern Conference and nine in the Western Conference. Competitors will select their squad of 11 starting players, seven bench players and five reserve players. Each team must have three MLS players on the field at all times, including two players from the Club that they represent.

The eMLS Cup will begin with preliminary rounds on Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6, taking place at eMLS HQ at PAX East. Each competitor will play the other competitors in their conference once, with the top eight players from each conference advancing to seeded knockout rounds on Saturday, April 7. The Conference Championships and eMLS Cup Final will take place on Sunday, April 8Saturday and Sunday’s matches will be held on the PAX Arena Main Stage and live-streamed on PAX’s “PAXArena” Twitch channel (twitch.tv/paxarena). The eMLS Cup Final will also be live-streamed on MLS channels, including www.MLSsoccer.com.

The eMLS Cup finalists will win berths in the EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup. The top 32 competitors in the Global Series Playoffs will advance to the FIFA eWorld Cup in August, where the winner will be crowned the undisputed FIFA 18 World Champion.

For more information on eMLS Cup, including participating clubs and player signings, visit www.MLSsoccer.com.

PAX East is an annual festival that celebrates the gaming community with exhibits, panels, tournaments and more. For further details, visit http://east.paxsite.com.

*Eligibility restrictions apply for EA SPORTS FIFA Global Series Playoffs. See official rules for details. Final terms and structure subject to change.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-ray and VOD Release Date Announced

BURBANK, Calif. (February 20, 2018) — Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi—the next action-packed chapter of the Star Wars saga— Earned critical acclaim and the No. 1 spot atop 2017’s list of highest-grossing films. The visually stunning film welcomes the return of original characters, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO and further explores the deepening journey of the saga’s new members, Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren. Now families can bring home the movie digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 13, two weeks before the 4K Ultra HD™ Blu-ray, and Blu-ray™ disc on March 27.  This release also marks Disney’s first title available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in both Dolby Vision™ HDR and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio, delivering consumers a transformative viewing experience.

Director Rian Johnson takes fans on an intimate journey into the creation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in a feature-length documentary, explaining his unique interpretation of the Force, detailing the painstaking process of creating Snoke, and deconstructing action-packed scenes from the film such as the epic space battle and the final confrontation. Johnson also reveals two exclusive scenes, featuring Andy Serkis as Snoke prior to his digital makeover, as well as 14 never-before-seen deleted scenes, in addition to his audio commentary.

Bonus features include*:

  • The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.
  • Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.
  • Scene Breakdowns
    • Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
    • Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
    • Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.
  • Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.
  • Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.
  • Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their in-home viewing experience. The Multiscreen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray, and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition, including 4K Ultra HD disc with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Blu-ray disc, and a digital copy (where available). Dolby Vision delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Dolby Atmos places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Together on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, viewers will practically feel the Force in their own home.

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 152 min.

RATING: PG-13 in U.S.; PG in CE; PG in CF

ASPECT RATIO: 2.39:1

AUDIO:

4K UHD (US): English 7.14 Dolby Atmos; English 7.1 Dolby Audio™; English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Audio

4K UHD (Canada): English 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos; English 7.1 Dolby Audio; English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French 7.1 Dolby Audio

Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio Language Tracks

DVD: English 5.1 Dolby Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio Language Tracks

Digital 4K UHD: English Dolby Atmos (where available), English 7.1 Dolby Audio (where available), English, French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio (where available)

Digital HD: English, French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio (where available)

SUBTITLES:

UHD / BD: English SDH, French & Spanish

DVD: English SDH, French & Spanish

Digital: English SDH, English Closed Caption, French & Spanish (where available)

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Website: http://www.starwars.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/starwars

Twitter: https://twitter.com/starwars

Instagram: http://instagram.com/starwars

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/starwars

Fe Launch Trailer

REDWOOD CITY, California – February 16, 2018 – Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and the imaginative Swedish studio Zoink Games announced that Fe, a seamless narrative adventure game is now available for download to players worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Origin for PC. Fe is the first game to launch as part of the EA Originals program, announced at EA PLAY 2017, which aims to bring players unique and memorable gaming experiences from the best independent studios.

Named after the game’s protagonist, players will run, climb, and glide through the Nordic forest as the cub-like creature, Fe. Uncover the secrets of Fe’s origin while protecting the ecosystem from the menacing machines, the Silent Ones. As Fe embarks on a voyage of discovery, the wordless experience requires Fe to learn to speak the language of the forest by singing in tune with various fantastical plants and animals, each of which offers unique gameplay benefits that will help along the journey.

“In Fe, sounds connect every living thing in the diverse ecosystem,” said Klaus Lyngeled, CEO and Creative Lead at Zoink Games. “The forest holds a multitude of secrets to be uncovered by connecting with the flora and fauna. As a wordless experience, the entire story is up for the players’ own interpretation as they move through the forest at their own pace. Fe is a beautiful, connected world that players will never want to leave.”

Uncover the mysteries of nature in a world worth exploring as Fe happens upon ancient ruins, hidden artifacts, secret places, and new powers. Each experience offers a hand-crafted short story, wrapped in a visually stunning, memorable, and fun environment. Discover Fe’s origin and learn that nothing is what it first seems.

Fe is rated ‘E’ for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now for $19.99 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Origin for PC, and Nintendo Switch. To find out more on Fe, please visit the blog at https://www.ea.com/games/fe. Visit https://www.EA.com/EA-Originals for information and to keep up-to-date on EA Originals.

Empires Apart Release Date Trailer

February 16, 2018 – Empires Apart has a release date: 29th March. Fast games, faster match ups. If you want to play a deep and intense real-time strategy game, Empires Apart is the choice. You begin with few resources and fewer villagers, and you have to create the strongest civilization. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but in half an hour you can fully develop your city and raise an army to wipe out enemies out.

Six factions, six different ways to win: every faction has unique abilities and units. Aztec warriors get better every time they score a kill, but have no cavalry. French knights can unleash a devastating charge, Chinese rely on their renown skill in ranged combat, Mongols can literally move their city around the map, Byzantine infantry can disrupt enemy lines before their Kataphraktos attack the enemy – but all factions should fear Arabs and their priests, as they can “convert” enemy troops.

Empire Apart is releasing on Steam with the aim or giving new life to the classic RTS genre.

Viveport Subscription Price Increase

San Francisco, CA– February 15, 2018 –Viveport, the HTC VIVE™ global app store and the world’s only VR subscription service, today announced new benefits for Viveport subscribers that increases the overall value of their membership. On March, 22nd, Viveport Subscription will add promotional benefits and increase the monthly price from $6.99 to $8.99. All current Viveport Subscription members and those who sign up before March 22nd will keep their $6.99 price point for at least the rest of 2018.

“We are constantly looking to add value to Viveport Subscription membership and enhance the experience for our growing customer base,” said Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport. “Vive continues to have the best content available in VR, and our new perks for Viveport Subscription members makes it even easier to discover great content while keeping their costs down.”

Subscribers will get access to exclusive promotions and discounts every month starting in February 2018. To kick off the new membership benefits available to subscribers, Viveport will be sending a free title to all current subscribes this month. Viveport will continue to add value to Subscription through additional benefits and perks as the service grows.

“Viveport Subscription has gained incredible momentum and traction among consumers as well as developers,” said Steiber. “Our subscription catalog has grown to over 375 titles, which is more than 600% increase since we started the service. We are always looking to support the developer ecosystem and with the subscription increase, developers will now be earning an additional ~22% from their title in the Subscription catalog. Our exclusive promotions on select titles will also give developers another avenue for marketing their games to our most engaged audience.”

The new price increase will take effect on March 22, 2018 across the 60+ countries served by Viveport. However, current subscribers and those who purchase a subscription before March 22, will be locked in at the current price through at least the end of the year.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Release Date and Gameplay Trailer

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Feb 14, 2018. Independent developer Fatshark today announced that Warhammer: Vermintide 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the multi-million selling game Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, will be available on PC on March 8th, 2018.

The Warhammer: Vermintide 2 release date was announced today via a live stream which went under the name Date Night. If you missed it, you can watch it again at www.twitch.tv/fatsharkgames.

“Being passionate fans of the Warhammer IP, we’ve always wanted to create a Warhammer sequel that both stayed true to the beautifully dark atmosphere of the world but also brought new ideas and experiences for players. It’s been years of work but on March 8th we look forward to joining forces with players everywhere to defend Helmgart from evil”. Said Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark.”

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Pre-Order on Steam http://store.steampowered.com/app/552500/Warhammer_Vermintide_2/

Vermintide 2 is a visually stunning and groundbreaking melee action game pushing the boundaries of the first person co-op genre. Set within the dark End Times, during the destruction of the World That Was, the game introduces the dark, bloody and twisted Chaos as a formidable and unrelenting enemy faction. Other new features include 15 hero careers, new environments, talent trees and the proprietary Heroic Deeds System.