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BenQ ZOWIE Official Gaming Monitor of the 2017 MLG Pro Circuit

COSTA MESA, Calif. — March 17, 2017 — ZOWIE, BenQ’s eSports brand, today announced its partnership with global eSports leader Major League Gaming (MLG) by becoming the official gaming monitor sponsor for the 2017 MLG Pro Circuit Season. Engineered to create the ultimate competitive gaming experience, the ZOWIE RL2455 and the RL2460 console eSports monitors will be the featured sponsorship products at the Call of Duty® World League tournaments.

The MLG Dallas three-day tournament and finals for Call of Duty World League is set for March 17-19 at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Halls C, D and E, in Fort Worth, Texas. The event kicks off this weekend, where 16 qualifying international teams and more than 160 open-bracket teams will compete for a $200,000 prize pool. The competitors will battle it out on the ZOWE RL2460 eSports console monitor, and visitors will be able to experience ZOWIE products in the ZOWIE booth all weekend.

Tickets for MLG Call of Duty World League Dallas Open at Fort Worth Convention Center are available on the MLG Store. Every single match will also be streamed live on MLG.tv. For the full lineup of ZOWIE gaming gear, please visit Zowie.BenQ.com.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Year 2 Pro League Announced

SAN FRANCISCO — March 16, 2017Today Ubisoft®, together with ESL, the world’s largest esports company, announced that the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow  Six® Year 2 Pro League competition program will begin its global second year program on March 20 in North America, March 23 in Europe and March 26 in Brazil.

The first year of competition just ended at the Six Invitational in Montreal, where the best teams competed against each other. An ever-growing community of more than 15 million players showed strong interest in the competition, which reached 120,000 simultaneous viewers, with more than 1,300,000 hours of competition watched on the three-day event. These positive figures reflect the high standing of the game in the esports scene, as well as Ubisoft’s commitment to continue building a long-term game with the community’s support, feedback and enthusiasm.

The second year of competition for the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Pro League will take place exclusively on Windows PC in order to ensure a bigger and better development of the competition, while console players will be able to participate in the Major Leagues.

“By going all-in with PC, we wish to bring a higher level of engagement and entertainment to the competition, promoting the positive values that we embrace: the dedication our pros have for the game, their discipline, their hard work and the sacrifices they make,” says Alexandre Remy, brand director.

This year’s competition will include three seasons of Pro League and a grand final that will crown the global Rainbow Six Champion. At the end of each season, the top placing teams in Europe, North America and Brazil will compete head-to-head against one another at a live event with $100,000 in prize money on the line for the PC Season Finals. The Season One finals will take place in Katowice, Poland, on May 20 and 21.

For details about the competition program and qualifiers, please visit https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com/siege/en-US/news/152-286449-16/rainbow-six-pro-league-year-2-season-1-discover-the-teams

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege, please visit https://rainbow6.com

Warner Bros. Announces WonderCon Appearances and More

BURBANK, Calif. (March 16, 2017) — Warner Bros. Television brings its heroes, villains, time travelers and mysterious teens together under one roof during WonderCon 2017, with four series attending the fan fest in Anaheim March 31–April 2. Panels and Q&A sessions with Riverdale (Thursdays 9/8c The CW) and Time After Time (Sundays 9/8c ABC) take place on Friday, March 31. Fans will be treated to an exclusive screening of a brand new episode of Riverdale on Saturday, April 1. Closing out the weekend with Sunday, April 2, sessions will be Lucifer (new episodes return May 1, Mondays 9/8c FOX) and Gotham (new episodes return April 24, Mondays 8/7 FOX), along with Warner Bros. Animation’s hit DC Super Hero series Teen Titans Go! (Fridays 6/5c Cartoon Network) and Justice League Action (Saturdays 7:30 a.m./6:30 a.m. Cartoon Network).

Stars and producers scheduled to attend WonderCon 2017 include:

  • Riverdale stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick and Luke Perry, along with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater.
  • Time After Time stars Josh Bowman, Genesis Rodriguez and Nicole Ari Parker, along with executive producer Marcos Siega.
  • Lucifer stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German and DB Woodside, along with executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich.
  • Teen Titans Go! producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath and Peter Michail, along with voice actor Greg Cipes.
  • Justice League Action producers Jim Krieg and Butch Lukic, voice director Wes Gleason, along with voice cast P.J. Byrne, Rachel Kimsey and Jason J. Lewis.
  • Gotham stars to be announced.

The cast and producers of all series will be signing autographs, and tickets will be distributed in Exhibit Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center on the morning of each session.

For more information about the Studio’s plans at WonderCon, please follow us on Twitter at @warnerbrostv.

Following are the WBTV panel dates and times for WonderCon 2017 (panelists and panel times may be subject to change).

Friday, March 31

2:45–3:45 p.m. Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Unlock the mystery of Riverdale and leave your innocence behind. Join stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick and Marisol Nichols, along with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what may look like a quiet, sleepy town. While new details of Jason Blossom’s death emerge, tension grows between the Riverdale High students, as Jughead’s connection to the Southside Serpents is revealed. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. Riverdale airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW. Arena

3:30-4:30 p.m. Time After Time Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Time After Time makes its WonderCon debut to give fans the scoop on the suspenseful new drama and a sneak peek at what lies ahead in the first season. Who will gain control of the Time Machine? Will H.G.’s and John’s goals become aligned? What is Project Utopia? Will Vanessa discover Griffin’s betrayal? Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with executive producer Marcos Siega (Blindspot, The Following) and series stars Josh Bowman (Revenge, Make It or Break It, Holby City, Level Up, So Undercover), Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Man on a Ledge, Entourage, Big Hero 6) and Nicole Ari Parker (Soul Food, Rosewood, The Real Husbands of Hollywood, Almost Christmas). Based on the novel written by Karl Alexander and produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, Time After Time airs Sundays at 9/8c on ABC. Arena

Saturday, April 1

3:15–4:15 p.m. Riverdale Exclusive Screening of Brand New Episode — A WonderCon exclusive! Don’t miss a special advance screening of a brand new episode of Riverdale, airing Thursday, April 6(9/8c The CW). Entitled “La Grande Illusion,” the episode will feature a special appearance by Shannon Purser (“Barb” from Stranger Things) as Ethel Muggs, and we uncover more secrets about the long-standing family feud between the Blossoms and the Coopers. Plus, Betty’s relationship with Polly faces additional challenges and Archie finds himself oddly entangled with Cheryl Blossom. Arena

Sunday, April 2

12:00–1:00 p.m. Teen Titans Go! All-New Episode and Q&A — WonderCon attendees GO! to this panel and be ready for a fun afternoon with your favorite teen DC Super Heroes. Producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath and Peter Michail will join voice actor Greg Cipes to screen an all-new episode and answer your questions about all things Titans. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Friday evenings at 6/5c on Cartoon Network. Room 300AB

1:00–2:00 p.m. Justice League Action All-New Episode and Q&A — Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, as each 11-minute episode has lightning-fast action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes is up to any challenge. Voice cast members P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street), Rachel Kimsey (Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare) and Jason J. Lewis (Halo 5: Guardians), voice director Wes Gleason, along with producers Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and Butch Lukic (Justice League), will be on hand to screen an all-new episode as well as participate in a Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Action airs Saturdays mornings at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network.  Room 300AB

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A — If you thought all hell broke loose when Lucifer arrived in the City of Angels, just imagine how things will heat up in his absence. Indulge your deepest desires and be among the first to see what’s in store for Chloe Decker and the Devil himself after his mysterious departure in the midseason finale. Join us for a sizzling sneak peek at the second half of season two, followed by a Q&A with stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, DB Woodside and executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Luciferreturns with all-episodes on May 1, airing Mondays at 9/8c on FOX. Arena

1:45–2:45 p.m. Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A — As Gotham City descends into anarchy, join the hit show as it returns to WonderCon to give fans the scoop on all the shocking moments in store for the remainder of season three. With Penguin out of the picture, and a power grab taking place, who will become the new leader of the Gotham underworld? How will Nygma’s embrace of his Riddler persona alter the balance of power, and will any of it matter when the Court of Owls reveals its plans for the city? All will be judged! Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns April 24 with all-new episodes airing Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.

EA Access Gamers on Xbox One Can Play Mass Effect Andromeda Early

March 16, 2017 – Beginning today, EA Access (available exclusively on Xbox One) members can join the Andromeda Initiative in “Mass Effect: Andromeda” for up to 10 hours before its launch on March 21 with the EA Access Play First Trial. Be among the first to embark on a mission beyond the borders of our known universe, navigate the uncharted reaches of the Andromeda Galaxy to unravel its mysteries, discover vivid alien worlds and lead the charge to find humanity a new home among the stars in this epic space opera.

Not only can EA Access members play upcoming EA games before they’re released, they also save 10% on all EA digital purchases on Xbox One. Plus, members can instantly expand their gaming library with The Vault, a growing collection of EA’s best Xbox One games such as “Star Wars Battlefront,” “Battlefield 4,” the “Mass Effect” trilogy, “Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2,” “Titanfall” and more which they can play as much as they want. And whether via The Vault or Backward Compatibility, Xbox One is the only device where you can play the entire “Mass Effect” saga.

For gamers who haven’t upgraded to Xbox One, but want to jump into “Mass Effect: Andromeda” early with EA Access, there are a variety of Xbox One S bundles for all types of players. In addition to Xbox One S “Battlefield 1” bundles that include a full-game download of “Battlefield 1” and one month of EA Access, there is the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Bundle, the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle, the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle and more. Regional prices and offers may vary.

For more information, visit Xbox Wire or EA.com.

*Membership to EA Access required in order to download and play the “Mass Effect: Andromeda” trial.

Prey – Typhon Research Trailer

Mar 16, 2017 — Learn more about the music, aliens and powers featured in Prey on Bethesda.net https://goo.gl/l1GgUu

Something has gone very, very wrong aboard Talos I. What began as an experiment aimed at bettering humanity has turned into a full-on alien infestation by the previously contained entities called Typhon. Morgan Yu, who is at the center of these experiments, now must fight the Typhon aboard the highly advanced space station owned by the TranStar Corporation.

With a full ecology, the Typhon aliens are more than just shadowy creatures hell-bent on destroying the human race.
Prey will be available on May 5, 2017, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Pre-order today to receive the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack:
https://prey.bethesda.net/preorder/

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 – Story Trailer “Brothers”

WARSAW, Poland (March 16, 2017) — The bond between brothers can be complicated, yet unmistakable. From the creators of the Sniper Ghost Warrior and Lords of the Fallen series, CI Games is proud to share a sneak peek into the deep relationship Jon and Robert North have in the Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Brothers Trailer.

Having been raised on a ranch at the foot of the Colorado Rockies, Jon and his younger brother, Robert, were always best friends and also their own greatest rivals. Their family always considered military service the highest form of patriotism, so it was no surprise that both of them enlisted as soon as they were able to.

But while Jon has been shaped into a resolutely “follow the book” type of Marine, Robert quickly rose through the ranks of the US Navy–despite sometimes using unorthodox methods–and became more rebellious and skeptical of authority along the way. Robert deeply loves his older brother, but also believes that an old-school way of thinking in warfare will inevitably leave Jon behind.

The question that remains is who captured Jon’s brother, Robert, and did he want to be captured?

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 tells the story of brotherhood, faith and betrayal in the most complete sniper experience ever. Take the role of an American sniper named Jonathan North, who is dropped into enemy territory in northern Georgia, nearby Russian borders. Explore large open-world maps with dynamic weather and a day and night cycle that actually impacts play and decisions. Customize weapon equipment, accessories, vehicles and a drone, and utilize the three pillars of gameplay to your liking: Sniper, Ghost and Warrior.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 launches on the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC on April 25, 2017.

To learn more about CI Games and Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, visit:

CI Games website: www.cigames.com
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3: www.sgw3.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SniperGhostWarrior
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SGW3Game

Wargaming Celebrates K9 Veterans Day

March 15, 2017 – Wargaming is excited to recognize and support National K9 Veterans Day (March 13th), the official birthday of the US Army K9 Corps, formed in 1942. The K9 Corps has allowed thousands of dogs and their handlers to serve in the military with honor, dignity and valor, to protect the life of their fellow soldiers.

To celebrate these four-legged heroes, Wargaming is partnering with “K9s For Warriors” a non-profit organization dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors. Since the organization was founded in March 2011, K9s For Warriors has trained and rescued 550 dogs and paired them with 278 veterans who suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and other trauma as a result of military service.

How players can help:

Online: For every canine friend photo shared using #WGK9Salute from March 13-19, Wargaming America will donate $1 to K9s for Warriors

In-Game: In addition to our social fundraising campaign, World of Tanks players on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 will also be able to purchase our Best Friend bundle within the in-game store from March 13-19th with 100% of net proceeds being donated directly to K9s for Warriors.

To make a direct donation, please visit: http://wrg.am/K9

For more information about K9s for Warriors, please visit: http://www.k9sforwarriors.org/

*Completed photo shares for donation are only applicable to the United States and Canada. Only one photo share per player will be counted towards donation.

Capcom Announces The Disney Afternoon Collection

SAN FRANCISCO March 15, 2017 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced The Disney Afternoon Collection, a compilation of six games that feature beloved Disney TV characters from the 80s and 90s in fun-filled adventures. The beautifully restored classic games feature crisp 1080p HD support and include all-new modes that can be enjoyed by first-time players and long-time fans. The Disney Afternoon Collection will be available as a digital download across North America and Europe for $19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 starting on April 18, 2017 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

Players will be able to relive their childhood afternoons with Disney and explore these pieces of gaming history with classics including:

  • Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers – This classic lets players team up with a friend in co-op play as they assume the roles of the mischievous Chip and Dale as they take on memorable villain Fat Cat and attempt to solve the mystery of a missing kitten.
  • Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 – Fat Cat has escaped and his plans are even more dastardly this time. The titular heroes and supporting cast Monterey Jack, Gadget, and Zipper must stop Fat Cat from his evil dream of world domination!
  • Darkwing Duck – Play as the original caped crusader and fight a city full of criminals from the infamous F.O.W.L. organization in this action-packed platforming epic.
  • DuckTales – In this iconic platforming adventure, players help Scrooge McDuck fill his feathery pockets with vast riches from across the world.
  • DuckTales 2 – The sequel to the original game comes jam-packed with more action and an even bigger caper set in new locations like the Bermuda Triangle and Niagara Falls!
  • TaleSpin – Take to the skies as Baloo the bear navigates his plane through exotic and dangerous locations in this side-scrolling shoot-em-up.

All six games are new and improved HD versions of the originals and feature a number of filtering options that replicate a classic retro look and feel. This collection also offers new ways to play with Boss Rush and Time Attack modes for each game. In Boss Rush mode, players battle through challenging boss encounters consecutively, while Time Attack mode encourages time-based gameplay and provides online leaderboards that track the fastest times for each game. A new “Rewind” feature makes these challenging titles more accessible for newcomers, with the option to rewind time and enjoy a swift recovery from blunders. Additionally, the in-game Disney Museum will provide history buffs with a wealth of content to celebrate the era of the original releases, such as concept art, advertisements, character art, and music – all preserved in their original glory.

Despicable Me 3 Official Trailer 2

The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions. Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.

The animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.

QuakeCon 2017 Pre-Registration Details

March 14, 2018 – We’re pleased to announce pre-registration details for QuakeCon 2017, taking place Thursday, August 24 – Sunday, August 27th at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX, just outside of Dallas! We will once again be offering a number of premium BYOC packages for purchase through the show’s online pre-registration site, registration.quakecon.org.

BYOC packages will open in a series of three stages followed by pre-registration for general attendees. Full descriptions for each of the limited BYOC packages, and the dates they will become available are below.

Please note: Exhibitor and media registration is slated to open March 23.

PREMIUM BYOC PACKAGES | DESCRIPTIONS & AVAILABILITY

Thursday, March 30th at 7pm CT/8pm ET
Round 1 | BYOC Select-a-Seat with UAC Executive VIP Experience
$400 (Limit of 32 packages available)

  •  Select and reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC
  •  VIP seating upgrade
  •  Personalized, engraved, illuminated QuakeCon 2017 UAC badge and lanyard
  •  Express lane fast-pass registration for the BYOC
  •  Express lane fast-pass to every presentation and public event at QuakeCon
  •  Limited reserved access seating for all presentationsand events
  •  New for 2017! Membership in our QuakeCon UAC Acolyte program, which includes access to register for next year’s UAC experience before open online registration begins
  •  New for 2017! Access to new UAC Executive Lounge in the heart of the QuakeCon BYOC, featuring meet-and-greet and signing events with developers.
  •  New for 2017! Upgrade a QuakeCon attendee registration to join as a +1 for all express-lane and limited access events.

Thursday, April 6th at 7pm CT/8pm ET

Round 2 | BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon Done Quick

$150 (Limit of 300 packages available)

  •  Select and reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC
  •  Official QuakeCon 2017 QdQ lanyard with BYOC badge
  •  Express lane fast-pass registration for the BYOC
  •  Express lane fast-pass to every presentation and public event at QuakeCon
  •  Limited reserved access seating for all presentations and events

Thursday, April 13th at 7pm CT/8pm ET

Round 3 | BYOC Select-a-Seat

$50 (Limited availability)

  •  Select and reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC
  •  Official QuakeCon 2017 lanyard and BYOC badge
  •  Access to presentations and events
  •  New for 2017! Access to the new and extensive BYOC competition programming with more details to come

Thursday, March 24th at 7pm CT/8pm ET

Round 4 | General Attendee Pre-Registration

FREE (Unlimited)

  •  QuakeCon 2017 wristband
  •  Accelerated on-site registration
  •  Access to presentations and events

While general attendance remains free, attendees wishing to participate in the QuakeCon 2017 BYOC must pre-purchase one of the ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat’ packages through our online registration site to guarantee a spot in the BYOC. As ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat’ packages are limited and all seats will be accounted for prior to the show, we won’t have seats available on-site or on a first-come-first serve basis.

About QuakeCon
QuakeCon is an annual celebration of games and the people who play them. Founded in 1996 by a group of friends on IRC, QuakeCon has grown to become one of the most distinguished festivals in gaming, welcoming thousands of gamers from around the globe to participate in the annual four-day event. QuakeCon features North America’s largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN Party, tournaments, exhibits, workshops, sneak peeks of Bethesda’s upcoming games, and more. QuakeCon is free and open to the public thanks to the support of id Software, Bethesda Softworks, the QuakeCon volunteer staff, and its event sponsors and exhibitors.

QuakeCon 2017 will take place the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center Thursday, August 24th – Sunday, August 27th. For more information visit: www.quakecon.org.