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Surviving Mars Launch Trailer

STOCKHOLM — Mar. 15, 2018 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games for audiences across all known worlds, today released Surviving Mars, a management-strategy game that challenges players to plan, build, and maintain a colony on the red planet. Created by Haemimont Games, the developers of several entries in the Tropico series and of Victor VranSurviving Mars tasks players with developing sustainable infrastructure on Mars, sending forth a brave team of colonists, and helping their population survive – and thrive. The game is now available on the Xbox One, the PlayStation®4 console, and on Linux, MacOS, and Windows PCs, starting at a suggested retail price of $39.99 on all platforms.

Paradox and Haemimont invite the bravest and brightest of humanity to accept the challenge and achieve their dreams. The possibilities can be seen in a new trailer for Surviving Mars here:

Players of Surviving Mars will begin with the very first rovers and supply drops to the construction of suitable habitats for brave settlers from Earth, followed by maintaining a safe and satisfying life for their colonists. The game includes:

  • Build a Sustainable Future on Mars: Building on a planet not fit for human life challenges you to build a smart, functional colony. Planning isn’t about traffic jams; it’s about basic necessities of life. There’s never a good time for your air supply to have a power failure!
  • Individually simulated colonists: Each colonist is a unique individual with problems and strengths that influence other colonists. Things can get “interesting” if your chief scientist develops alcoholism after one too many long nights in the lab. Create societies that value science over everything else, or attempt to engineer utopia among the stars.
  • Exploration of Mars’ secrets: Inspired by the classic sci-fi of Asimov and Clarke, Surviving Mars holds many secrets. During each playthrough, players may encounter one of Mars’ individually crafted mysteries. Will those floating entities bring your colony great fortune, or terrible ruin?
  • Future-ready features: Surviving Mars includes native 4K support on both the Xbox One X and the PlayStation®4 Pro.
  • Full Mod Support: Built-in modding tools allow community creators to truly customize the red planet; day-one mods include a creator-led mission sponsor – The Yogscast!

To purchase Surviving Mars for PC platforms, visit
To purchase Surviving Mars for console platforms, visit

Thrustmaster Announces BT LED Display System for PlayStation 4

Rennes, March 15, 2018 — Thrustmaster is thrilled to expand its racing ecosystem for PlayStation 4 (PS4™) systems with a ground breaking Bluetooth LED display unit, which competitive racers can position wherever they like in order to have all vital information right in their field of vision: the BT LED Display.

Get key data at a glance

The BT LED Display has been designed for all racing fans on PS4™ systems – both racing wheel owners, and DUALSHOCKâ4 Wireless Controller users. Thanks to its handy LEDs and displays, it lets racers view all of the most important information in the same place, for enhanced performance: engine speed (tachometer/revolutions per minute), lap in progress, current gear, time… It’s the first display equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology, officially licensed for PlayStationâ4 systems.

Depending on the configuration of their gaming space, users can position the BT LED Display wherever is most convenient for viewing the selected information – no wires, no distance constraints. With the BT LED Display, it’s all about being fully immersed in the game… with no distractions!

The first PS4™ game publishers to have adopted the product and pushed the envelope with this innovative concept bear testament to the level of interest surrounding the BT LED Display. “We are delighted to be able to support the new BT LED Display. Thrustmaster has created a great solution that further immerses our PS4™ players into our racing games,” states Andy Gray, eSports and Brand Partnerships Manager at Codemasters. “Both F1 2017 and DiRT 4 support the device and it gives players a wide variety of easy-to-view information that will be extremely helpful and a big advantage.”

Sébastien Waxin, Marketing Project Manager on Racing Games at Bigben, agrees. “The BT LED Display offers you a great advantage while playing WRC 7 on the PS4™ system. It really helps you to get the perfect timing for shifting but also to check your time and performance during a stage. For top players, having this advantage in WRC 7 will allow them to save precious tenths of a second and make the difference.”

All the information you need is right before your eyes

The BT LED Display features Bluetooth wireless technology and is officially licensed for PlayStationâ4 systems. It provides a wide array of key information at a glance, along with easy-to-access controls:

  • 15 built-in LEDs for tachometer function (RPM)
  • Central numeric display showing the current gear
  • Left and right alphanumeric displays, featuring 4 characters and 14 segments per display
  • 6 marshalling LEDs: 3 on the left, and 3 on the right
  • 3 rotary selectors with push-button feature
  • On/off button
  • Adjustable brightness

The BT LED Display features a lithium-ion battery, for between 24 and 48 hours of use on a single charge. It can be recharged using a micro-USB cable*, like the one used for charging the DUALSHOCKâ4 Wireless Controller.

  • Compatible with PS4™ only
  • Works with all PS4™ wheels on the market: recommended for use with the T-GT**, T500 RS**, T300 series**, T150** and T80** racing wheels, in particular
  • Compatible with DUALSHOCKâ4 Wireless Controllers*
  • The first games to integrate the BT LED Display include DiRT 4, WRC 7, F1 2017, Project CARS 2 and Gravel
  • The list of compatible PS4™ games is available at (on the BT LED Display page) and is updated regularly

* Not included.

** Sold separately.

  • The BT LED Display is now available, at a suggested retail price of £139.99 (taxes included).

MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Biome Update Teaser

March 15, 2018 – Piranha Games has unleashed almost three entire minutes of brand new, eye-popping footage for the upcoming MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (PC, December 2018).

A lengthy peek at the latest state of development since December, the March video development showcase reveals an intricate new level of graphical detail in several new biomes and shows off new particle effects, damage physics and TONS OF FREAKING LASERS.

The first standalone single-player MechWarrior title in development for PC in nearly 15 years, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will feature intense PvE ‘Mech combat in an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice. The title will also feature extensive modding via Steam Workshop and a co-op mode.

Featuring an advancing timeline starting in the year 3015, players will adopt the role of a green MechWarrior mercenary thrust into combat as the Third Succession War continues to fracture the Inner Sphere; the vast region of colonized space surrounding Earth. Victory, prestige, and profit will not only require skill on the battlefield, but in the maintenance and enhancement of your BattleMechs.

Stay up to date at or on Twitter @PiranhaGames.

War Thunder Gets Huge Update Including Graphics Overhaul

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 — Gaijin Entertainment today announced the release of major Update 1.77 ‘Advancing Storm’ for its vehicular combat MMOG War Thunder. “Advancing Storm” introduces the PC and console versions of War Thunder to Gaijin’s new and improved Dagor 5.0 engine, capable of near photo realistic environments and vehicles.  The update also introduces nearly two dozen new vehicles, including five next generation tanks on Rank VI: the M1 Abrams, Challenger 1, Leopard 2K, T-64B and AMX-30B2 Brenus.

Among the graphical improvements introduced with Dagor Engine 5.0 are technologies like Global Illumination (GI) and Contact Shadows. Together with photorealistic weather effects, volumetric fog and smoke, War Thunder is now visually more much more life-like and detailed. Also new is Temporal Anti-Aliasing (Variance Clipping TAA), an anti-aliasing algorithm that greatly reduces the visible “noise” on distant vegetation, smooths the appearance of objects, and adds more details to surfaces. Furthermore, the creation of landscapes was improved, also with the addition of visible reliefs via displacement mapping, resulting in much more visually diverse environments. Roads, for example, now have potholes, ruts and may show puddles of slush, water or mud – with the latter depending on the current weather and type of terrain. These landscape changes are visible to players on all graphics settings.

Accompanying the visual improvements is a complete redesign of in-game sound effects. Each shot effect is now created from several layers of sounds that correspond to peak and residual effects. Thus, experienced tankers are now able to determine the caliber of the cannon that fired the shot, even from distance. The effects themselves received additional details, so players can now hear the sound of cases dropping as they fire, or the working loading mechanisms of their cannons. Aircraft sounds are more vibrant and powerful. Further improvements are also planned for future updates.

Several next generation main battle tanks of the 1970s and 1980s now reinforce the arsenal of War Thunder on Rank VI: the U.S. M1 Abrams, British Challenger 1, German Leopard 2K, Soviet T-64B and French AMX-30B2 Brenus. All of them boast powerful weapons, armor, high speed, and mobility. Noteworthy here is the special cannon of the T-64B that allows it to fire ‘Cobra’ guided anti-tank missiles and the AMX-30B2 Brenus’ powerful reactive armor. Some of the vehicles introduced with Update 1.77 are still in service today.

German pilots can look forward to the heavy Heinkel He 177 A-5 Greif bomber, which was created by a War Thunder player under the Revenue Share Partner Program. You can follow up on the He 177’s creation process on War Thunder Live:

Update 1.77 ‘Advancing Storm’ features plenty of other graphical improvements, vehicles and changes. Read more on the official War Thunder website:

Read more about specific Dagor 5.0 improvements here:

Logitech G Unveils New G560 Speaker and G513 Keyboard Featuring Lightsync

NEWARK, Calif. & LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Logitech G, a brand of Logitech (SIX:LOGN) (NASDAQ:LOGI), today announced two new additions to their family of high-performance gaming gear. The Logitech® G560 PC Gaming Speaker is the first dedicated gaming speaker system with advanced Logitech G LIGHTSYNC™, a technology that synchronizes both light and sounds to gameplay. Joining the speaker is the new Logitech® G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The Logitech G513 also features LIGHTSYNC RGB, provides the choice of two Romer-G™ mechanical key switches and a premium palm rest for a comfortable experience. Logitech G continues to expand its range of high-performance gear that is purpose-built for the needs of gamers, and push innovation in RGB to new immersive levels.

“Our goal with these two products was to complement our G502, the world’s best selling gaming mouse,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. “With LIGHTSYNC technology we are able to add real intelligence to what RGB lighting can do – synchronizing audio and RGB lighting to on-screen gameplay. If you already own a G502, then the new G513 keyboard and G560 speakers with LIGHTSYNC are the perfect way to complete your desktop, and create a totally immersive solution.”

Most Immersive PC Gaming Speaker

Hear every detail as game designers intended with the first gaming speaker from Logitech G. The Logitech G560 provides 240 Watts Peak/120 Watts RMS power, which delivers amazing sound for music and PC games, and 3D audio with DTS:X® Ultra 1.0 for in-game positional audio. Together this improves accuracy, and heightens intensity and realism, giving gamers a more immersive and fun experience. The G560 speakers are built on Logitech’s rich 25-year heritage in designing premium audio devices.

Powered by advanced LIGHTSYNC technology, the Logitech G560 synchronizes brilliant RGB lighting and powerful audio in real time to match on-screen gameplay action. Light and animation effects can be customized across approximately 16.8 million colors, with four lighting zones. The Logitech G560 features multiple connection options including USB, 3.5mm and Bluetooth. This combined with built-in Logitech Easy-Switch™ technology, enables you to switch seamlessly between any four connected devices such as a PC, smartphone and tablet, so you can listen to your favorite playlist off your phone while playing a PC game. LIGHTSYNC technology also works with video and music content allowing you to enjoy immersive light and sound beyond gaming.

LIGHTSYNC Powered Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Logitech G513 takes Logitech’s award-winning design in keyboards to the next level with RGB lighting and LIGHTSYNC support. The keyboard offers the choice of two Logitech G exclusive Romer-G mechanical key switches, Romer-G Tactile and Romer-G Linear. The tactile version provides soft tactile feedback during actuation for gamers who prefer direct feedback, while the linear version gives you a smooth keystroke. All Romer G keys offer fast and quiet competition-grade performance, and bright sharp lighting, all in a key that is more reliable and durable than standard mechanical switches. The switches actuate up to 25 percent faster than the leading competitor at a distance of 1.5mm, combined with a low-force 45g actuation, to provide near-instant responsiveness.

The Logitech G513 features an anodized and brushed aircraft-grade 5052 aluminum top case for a slim, premium design with rigid durability, an integrated USB extension passthrough port and an optional palm rest to deliver comfort during long sessions.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G560 PC Gaming Speaker and G513 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard are expected to be available at global retailers beginning April 2018 for suggested retail prices of $199.99 and $149.99, respectively. The keyboard is available in two colors, Carbon which is available worldwide and Silver (Romer-G Tactile only), available in select markets. For more information, please visit our websiteour blog, or connect with us @LogitechG.

Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China Now Supports Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas One

Sweden, March 15, 2018 — Xbox One gamers looking for a highly maneuverable air-combat action experience on the big screen can now play ACE MADDOX’ Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (FTSOC) using Thrustmaster’s T.Flight Hotas One flight-stick and (optional) TFRP pedals.

Today’s Xbox One Content Update for Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China makes full use of the T.Flight Hotas One design, which sports adjustable stick resistance, a large hand rest for comfort, as well as a dual rudder system (Hotas is short for “Hands On Throttle And Stick”). Also, the full sized throttle control is detachable and offers a level of personal customization that makes aircraft in FTSOC highly maneuverable.

Based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that helped defend China in World War 2, ACE MADDOX’ Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China now fully supports the T.Flight Hotas One and TFRP rudders, and is available on the Xbox Store as a digital download for $18.99 USD/€18.99 EUR/£15.19 GBP.


Audeze Announces Mobius Head Tracking-Enabled Headphone

SANTA ANA, CA – March 14, 2018 — Audeze, the world’s leading manufacturer of planar magnetic headphones, today announced Mobius, the first premium high-end, fully immersive 3D cinematic audio and head tracking-enabled headphone designed specifically for gamers. Mobius is available to pre-order now on Indiegogo with early-bird, introductory pricing starting at $199 (retail value $399).

Audeze headphones have achieved worldwide acclaim among music industry professionals and audiophiles alike for their pure, spacious, and highly detailed sound and for innovation which has kept them on the cutting-edge of audio technology for a decade. With Mobius, Audeze is bringing their award-winning audiophile sound to the gaming world.  Conceived under the steadfast belief that audio quality should never be compromised for the sake of utility, Mobius will be the first headphone to provide the unsurpassed level of detail, clarity, and positional accuracy afforded by planar magnetic drivers in a feature-rich package oriented specifically around the needs of both professional and casual gamers.

Mobius features full 3D emulation with support for surround sound modes along with a fully integrated 3D head-tracking system that interfaces seamlessly with today’s most popular video games.  Coupled state-of-the-art room emulation technology and anatomy calibration, Mobius truly optimizes the way your brain processes sound in a manner consistent with real-world listening. This means that you will be able to hear your gaming opponent sneaking up behind you as clearly as though they were in the room with you!

The headphones’ advanced technology and lightweight ergonomic design, delivers comfortable, long-term use and reduced listening fatigue. This comfort is enhanced by the inclusion of fully replaceable, contoured memory foam ear pads and an adjustable, durable, memory foam padded headband.

Mobius also comes with a flexible and detachable boom microphone with built-in noise attenuation, mute/unmute functionality, and independent microphone volume control in order to provide crystal-clear voice quality. This allows users to dictate team strategy without having to worry about the details getting lost in translation.

“Audeze has raised the bar for premium audio quality and innovation based on our award winning planar magnetic technology. It’s a standard that impresses the most ardent audiophiles,” said Sankar Thiagasamudram, founder and CEO of Audeze. “There is really no medium that can benefit more from our product than gaming, so we’re setting our sights on establishing the best headphones in the gaming industry today. We think Mobius is going to change the way people experience games and may just give them an edge in head-to-head play.”

An extremely powerful, fully customizable headphone, Mobius is on the cutting edge of audio technology, offering gamers top tier technologies:

  •     Planar magnetic audio quality
  •     3D Audio (7.1, 5.1, 5.0, 2.1, 2.0) + Ambisonics Support
  •     Integrated low latency head tracking
  •     3D sound localization
  •     Room emulation
  •     Anatomy calibration
  •     Bluetooth enabled (AAC, LDAC)
  •     USB-C, USB-A and 3.5mm analog
  •     10+ Hours of battery life

Mobius is not just the world’s most innovative gaming headphone, it is a truly immersive, mixed media platform.  With fully-integrated surround sound functionality, you can immerse yourself into your favorite movies to a degree that will rival even the experience of being inside a theater.

The optional Mobius Creator Package comes bundled with the latest 3D audio plugins from Waves, including the B360 Ambisonics Encoder and the NX Virtual Mix Room; both crucial tools for anyone working with Virtual and Augmented Reality applications.

Audeze expects to start shipping units beginning in June, 2018.  For more information about the campaign and to order Mobius, visit or

New BATTLETECH Trailer Talks Mercenary Life

STOCKHOLM – Mar. 14, 2018 – Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes today released the next installment in their behind-the-scenes BATTLETECH video series.

In BATTLETECH, players take the role of the commander of a mercenary company. This new video details the systems that helps commanders stay afloat, and perhaps prosper, at the edge of civilized space. Jordan Weisman (creator of BattleTech), Mitch Gitelman (Studio Manager) and Mike McCain (Game Director) walk through everything from taking missions, managing your crew, upgrading `Mechs, and getting the money that pays for it all.

BATTLETECH, the first modern turn-based, tactical combat game set within the MechWarrior universe, will launch this April on Steam for Windows PC and Mac, with Linux to be added post-release.

The year is 3025 and the galaxy is trapped in a cycle of perpetual war, fought by noble houses with enormous, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs. From their starfaring base of operations, players command a mercenary outfit of `Mechs and the MechWarriors who pilot them, struggling to stay afloat as they are drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war.

To pre-order and get more info, please visit

Dreadnought Custom Match Trailer

March 14, 2018 — Six Foot and independent developer YAGER have released a new update today for Dreadnought, the class-based spaceship action game available now for free on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. This latest update brings a whole new way to play by adding custom matches to the game. Custom matches allow players to set up private game lobbies, tweak settings like map and game mode, and invite friends to play with or against them. Options like filling empty slots with AI, playing matches with full-team squads, or even trying something wacky like 1 vs. 5 games are just the beginning; the team is working on additional features and options for custom matches.

To read more about custom matches, the new tactical cruiser hero ship, Akkoro, and other marketplace and quality-of-life changes in this update, check out the patch notes:

Dreadnought puts players in the captain’s chair of massive capital ships on the front lines of competitive team-based battles across a variety of multiplayer game modes. There are more than 50 playable vessels to master, each customizable with an array of weapons, modules, coatings and decals. Five distinct ship classes, specializing in tactical roles like frontline assault, long-range bombardment, strategic support and more, offer captains unique powers to exploit the enemy team’s weaknesses and claim victory.

Dreadnought is also in free open beta on Windows PC. For the latest updates, visit, and follow the game on Facebook, Twitter and Twitch.

Vertx Unveils New Tactical Gloves for 2018

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx® , a leading manufacturer in low-profile apparel and gear, announces the launch of a new cutting-edge tactical glove line designed to further support the Prepared Professional™. This new line of gloves consists of four innovative styles including the VaporCore™ Shooter, Rapid LT, FR Assaulter and FR Breacher.

“With more than 175 years of experience in the military and tactical world, we combined expertise and research to develop a new line of gloves that would meet our standard of quality, provide superior functionality and address some of the top needs expressed by today’s customer base,” said Justin Roberts, Vertx Brand Manager.

All four gloves share similar features including articulated pre-curved fingers that provide exceptional fit and dexterity necessary for comfort and functionality. Strong hook and loop wrist closures ensure a secure fit and double needle topstitch reinforcement in all key areas maximizes the gloves life-span. The gloves mimic human skin through the use of natural goatskin suede, enabling a better sense of touch. The middle finger and thumb also include conductive touchpoints for use with smartphones and other touchscreen technology.

In addition to the gloves’ shared characteristics, each style has a unique set of key features. The VaporCore™ Shooter has active particles permanently embedded within its fabric that allows the glove to dry five times faster, keeping the hand cool and comfortable. The Rapid LT incorporates an expertly constructed lightweight design, pairing the suede with a two-way fabric providing free range of motion. This glove also benefits from color fastness, retaining its original color wear after wear. The FR Assaulter and FR Breacher both benefit from flame resistant qualities, as Kevlar® thread knitted throughout the pieces provide excellent durability. The FR Breacher also provides knuckle protection, guarding the back of the hand from harsh environments and
general wear and tear.

For more information regarding the new tactical glove line, visit