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Skylanders Trap Team’s Kaos Doom Challenge Announcement

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. – SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 – Attention foolish human fools! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is officially announcing an all new diabolical gameplay mode in honor of me, Emperor Kaos, the most infamously evil villain in all of Skylands!  In my glorious “Kaos Doom Challenge,” sniveling Portal Masters like you can feebly battle through increasingly difficult waves of my personal minions using your ridiculous army of Skylanders.

And since you obviously won’t stand a chance, I, Kaos, will graciously allow you to build defensive towers and battle my fearsome allies using any of your Skylanders from your entire collection. However, when you bumbling Portal Masters utterly fail to progress past my hoards of evil underlings, the “Mystery Box of Doom” will be opened – which will then incomprehensibly spit out gigantic villains that will completely destroy you! And because I am both benevolent and merciful, I will even let you fools use any of your pitiful Trapped Villains to fight them.

And, should any of you so-called “journalists” need an official quote from me -BEHOLD!  “A recent evil study of a thousand trolls revealed that nine out of ten agree that I am the most powerful and impressive evil doer to have ever conquered Skylands.  Naturally, I had every tenth one banished to my “Kaos Doom Challenge” to test the effectiveness of my 100 waves of ultimate evil doom – and they were never heard from again. So let’s just say EVERYONE agrees – I am the most powerful and impressive evil doer ever.”

And for those of you who absolutely cannot wait for your horribly inevitable destruction, the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack will be available on a bunch of seemingly random days in October (October 5th in North America, October 10th in Europe and October 2ndin Australia to be precise) on the following exceptionally awesome platforms: Nintendo’s Wii™ system and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, a variety of iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets; Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and entertainment systems from Microsoft; PlayStation®4 system; PlayStation®3 system. A different, unique adventure also will be available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a world to conquer.  I look forward to crushing your spirits. With loathing and disgust.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 to Get Second Printing

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MILWAUKIE, OR— Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce that Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 has completely sold out of its entire first printing!

From the Eisner Award–nominated team of writer Paul Tobin and artist Juan Ferreyra (Colder), Prometheus is the first issue in a blockbuster crossover event featuring Aliens, Alien vs. Predator, and Predator.

Tying directly into the 20th Century Fox motion picture, Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott, which serves as an indirect prequel to the ALIEN franchise, one of the most popular horror/science-fiction/action brands of all-time, having spawned countless films, games, comics, and toys over three decades.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 is the lead-in to the biggest comics crossover events of the year.

The second printing will be available on October 8, 2014
(Diamond Code: AUG148044 STK659111)

About Prometheus: Fire and Stone:
When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of the original mission, but possibly their own damnation.
Praise for Prometheus: Fire and Stone:

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1 serves as a perfectly solid introduction to Dark Horse’s new Alien series.”—IGN

“This is going to be one hell of a ride.”—Bloody Disgusting

Prometheus: Fire and Stone is a spectacular start to a highly anticipated event, by a creative team at the top of their game.”—Big Comic Page

“Mission to a mysterious world with a captain and crew with their own secret missions? Check. Crew member with another secret (and a lack of sense about proper biohazard protocols)? Check. Aliens ready to melt faces with their blood? Double check.”—Nerdist

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Available for Pre-Order

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EDMONTON, ALBERTA — Beamdog and Wizards of The Coast announced at PAX today that pre-orders have begun for Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition ahead of its upcoming release.

Originally released in 2000, Icewind Dale is hailed as a classic Dungeons & Dragons adventure based in Wizards of The Coast’s legendary Forgotten Realms campaign setting. The Enhanced Edition will allow new and experienced gamers alike to enjoy this epic adventure as never before. Available on PC, Mac, iPad, and Android tablets and phones, the game will retail for $19.99 on desktop and is available for pre-order now.

Icewind Dale has been enhanced with new kits and character classes, dozens of new items and spells, and restored quest material cut from the original game. The redesigned user interface features Zoom capabilities and a Quickloot Bar, among numerous other improvements. Up to six players can simultaneously enjoy Icewind Dale with the new cross-platform multiplayer mode.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is currently in beta and will be released in the near future. To learn more, please visit www.IcewindDale.com.

Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Pre-Order Details Revealed

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Cambridge, UK – September 12, 2014 –  Frontier Developments plc (AIM:  FDEV) today announced pricing details for the release version of Elite: Dangerous along with additional information about the day one digital pre-order edition.

Elite: Dangerous on final release will be available for £39.99 ($59.99 and €49.99)through Frontier’s online store.

Frontier also announced that a special pre-order digital pack — the Mercenary Edition — is now available for £35.00 ($50 and €40) to all customers who pre-order the game before the day of release. Those who have already pre-ordered the final release version of Elite: Dangerous or backed the game through Alpha and Beta stages will also receive the pre-order digital pack when the game is released.

The Elite: Dangerous Mercenary Edition is loaded with digital extras. As well as a digital download copy of the game, the pack contains:

  • An additional Eagle fighter ship docked in a secondary location in-game
  • Exclusive pack of ship paint schemes
  • A ‘Day One’ ship decal
  • A digital players guide
  • A digital concept art book
  • Plus additional in-game benefits and other digital goodies to be announced over the coming weeks.

David Braben, CEO of Frontier said; “We are hugely appreciative of everyone who has demonstrated their support for the game by backing it through the early development phase or pre-ordering the game prior to release. Without those people, Elite: Dangerous would not be at the stage it is today. The Mercenary Pack is our way of rewarding them before we release the game.”

Elite: Dangerous will be released in Q4 2014.
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Dying Light Release Date Revealed

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Techland is really excited to announce that Dying Light, its highly-anticipated action survival game, will hit the stores in 2015 on January 27th in the Americas, January 28th in Australia and New Zealand, and January 30th in Europe and Asia.

Dying Light can be pre-ordered from the game’s official website. These pre-orders come with a free DLC mode called Be the Zombie. In this competitive asymmetric multiplayer mode, you invade other players’ games as the Night Hunter – an ultimate zombie with a unique set of deadly skills. By playing as the Night Hunter, you turn into a fast, agile and dangerous predator, whose objective is to hunt down human survivors.

The creators of Dying Light recently explained the game’s revolutionary Natural Movement system in the first Dev Diary video, recently released (and included here again in case you missed it). Designed internally by Techland, Natural Movement empowers the player to traverse the fictional city of Harran with unprecedented ease and precision, seamlessly connecting parkour-style moves with brutal fighting.

The video can be embedded from the game’s official YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BOa0yAycjk

Dying Light is a first-person, action survival game set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, players roam an urban environment devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help defeat the hordes of mindless, flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, the hunter becomes the prey as the infected grow in strength and aggression – even more lethal are the nocturnal, inhuman predators that leave their hives to feed.  Players need to use all their skills and any available means to survive until dawn.

Alamo Drafthouse Announces Dismember the Alamo Horror Film Marathon

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Austin, TX – Thursday, September 11, 2014 – A new tradition of terror lurches to life! This October, the Alamo is serving up an all-new banquet of cinematic mayhem for ghouls in need of bumps, thrills, chills and demented pleasures galore with its first annual HORROR MOVIE MARATHON!!

On Saturday, October 25, select Alamo locations nationwide will host eyeball-melting, sleep-depriving journeys into terror with back-to-back screenings of four horror “classicks.” Each location’s unique lineup of films will remain a secret until just before show time guaranteeing ultimate tricks ‘n’ treats.

“For the first time ever, all of our theatrical markets will unite in celebration of one of the Alamo’s most beloved genres. We can’t wait to get collectively terrified!” said Sarah Pitre, Director of Alamo Programming and Promotions.

Between films, attendees can expect specially curated pre-shows oozing with spine-mangling horrific gems and rarities, as well as special surprises between films and the materialization of a special guest. Plus, prizes will be awarded for the most fiendish costumes.

“We’ve been pulling out all of the stops to guarantee a night of ghoulish delights,” said Pitre. “And the surprise guests are going to be a total scream. Keeping a secret this good is tough, but our lips are sealed!”

For tickets, visit:

Ashburnhttp://drafthouse.com/movies/dismember-the-alamo/northern_virginia

Austinhttp://drafthouse.com/movies/dismember-the-alamo/austin

Dallashttp://drafthouse.com/movies/dismember-the-alamo/dfw

Houstonhttp://drafthouse.com/movies/dismember-the-alamo/houston

Kalamazoohttp://drafthouse.com/movies/dismember-the-alamo/kalamazoo

Kansas Cityhttp://drafthouse.com/movies/dismember-the-alamo/kansas_city

Lubbockhttp://drafthouse.com/movies/dismember-the-alamo/lubbock

New Braunfelshttp://drafthouse.com/movies/dismember-the-alamo/new_braunfels

San Antoniohttp://drafthouse.com/movies/dismember-the-alamo/san_antonio

Yonkershttp://drafthouse.com/movies/dismember-the-alamo/nyc_area