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EVE Fanfest 2015 Details Revealed


2 October 2014 – Reykjavik, Iceland – CCP Games, a leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, today announced that the final details for Fanfest 2015 are now available for eager fans interested in attending the annual gathering of thousands of EVEplayers and developers.  Complete information about travel packages and tickets can now be found at

Tickets for Fanfest 2015 went on sale earlier this year, and while the least-expensive early-bird options are sold out, a limited number of discounted tickets are still available.

At EVE Fanfest, gamers from all over the world mix and mingle with CCP’s developers, learn about what’s coming in the EVE Universe, and celebrate with their online allies and adversaries.  The three-day event culminates with the epic “Party at the Top of the World,” an event that will not be forgotten.

Unique to Fanfest 2015 will be a total solar eclipse on 20 March 2015, and NASA’s websitesays that Iceland is the best place in the world to view the event.
Other activities at Fanfest 2015 include:

  • Presentations by CCP developers and community members
  • Exclusive reveals and sneak previews for all of CCP’s games
  • Live tournaments
  • Player/developer roundtable discussions
  • Exclusive charity dinner hosted by CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson and other CCP staff
  • The infamous Developer Pub Crawl
  • The Blue Lagoon Hangover Party

Additional activities will be announced in the coming months.

Standard admission tickets for Fanfest 2015 are $200 (€160), but a limited number of discounted tickets are available for $175 (€140) while supplies last.  Players can also use PLEX to pay for their tickets and other event-related activities.  EVE Fanfest partners Icelandairand Center Hotels are offering special rates on a variety of airfare and lodging packages.

Tickets and more information about Fanfest are available now at

Styx: Master of Shadows Assassin’s Green 2 Trailer


October 2, 2014 — Styx: Master of Shadows, the infiltration game from Cyanide Studios, is a challenging and subtle blend of stealth, exploration and assassination, with many opportunities to use the environment to subdue your enemies, or simply pass them by unnoticed, above, or below them. Coming October 7 for download on PS4®, Xbox One® and PC, gain a little inspiration before you begin your ascent of the Tower of Akenash with a new Assassin’s Green gameplay video.

In the fifth gameplay video shown today, we take another look at the dynamism and flow of Styx’s treacherous ascent, having discovered clones, tactics, skills, and styles. Using all of these to his advantage, Styx manages to poison guards, blind them with his clone, climb vast heights, and reach his objective unseen – the way a goblin should!

As discussed in the gameplay making of video, being a 200 year old goblin, Styx is unique in that his nimble frame and athleticism lets him dance around his environment, relatively quietly with deadly speed and agility. However, while he is fast, agile, and cunning, he is also small, weak, and at constant risk of being surrounded should he knock over a vase, or land noisily, attracting the attention of the guards.

With release rapidly approaching, in what style will you infiltrate The Tower of Akenash?

Styx Master of Shadows is downloadable on PS4®, Xbox One®, and PC on October 7.


World of Tanks Blitz Update 1.3 Launches


October 2, 2014 — Wargaming today announced the global release of World of Tanks Blitz Update 1.3. The latest addition has enriched the game with five new Soviet tanks, two all-new maps, new graphical effects, and a completely reworked post battle screen.

The new Soviet line added in World of Tanks Blitz introduces a powerful lineup of heavy tanks including the T-150, KV-3, KV-4, S?-1 and IS-4 all beginning at tier 6. Two brand new maps, Lost Temple and Black Goldville, join the roster bringing more variations of terrain for players to explore and conquer, while newly-introduced fog atmospheric effects, landscape illumination rendering, and life-like grass offer a more immersive experience.The battle results screen has also been completely reworked and now provides more detailed insight into player performance during each battle.

Since its release in June 2014, World of Tanks Blitz has exceeded 7,500,000 installs on the App Store with an average time of 60 minutes spent in-game daily and an average session length of 20 minutes per user. World of Tanks Blitz has also received the honor of being nominated for this year’s prestigious Golden Joystick Awards in the category of Best Mobile Game.

For more information about World of Tanks Blitz, visit: (North America)


EA Sports NHL 15 Predicts LA Kings to Take Stanley Cup


October 1, 2014 — A season simulation from EA SPORTS™ NHL® 15 predicts that the Los Angeles Kings will triumph over the Boston Bruins as 2015 Stanley Cup® Champions to earn their second straight championship and their third victory in four years, firmly cementing their status as the next dynasty NHL franchise. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick will lead his team to the Cup, while Kings alternate captain Anze Kopitar will win the 2015 Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player to his team in the playoffs.

Watch the season unfold in this NHL 15 Season Sim video. For more simulation details, visit the NHL 15 blog.

Other notable storylines include:

  • Kopitar will also be named the Selke trophy winner, currently held by NHL 15 cover athlete Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby runs away with individual awards for the second straight year, including the Hart Memorial Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, and Ted Lindsay Award.
  • The LA Kings will defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Final. The Boston Bruins will defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference Final.
  • The Calgary Flames finish last in the NHL 2014-2015 regular season standings.

A simulation is conducted by artificial intelligence or logic of the videogame that uses real-life data from each player. Results are extrapolated by the videogame when two teams match up based on player ratings, line combinations, and include variances such as injuries and hot streaks to give a realistic outcome of a game or series.

NHL 15 is the start of a new generation of hockey videogames, where the sights, sounds and feel of the fastest team sport on the planet come to life in a way players have never experienced before. Featuring 12 Player NHL Collision Physics and Real Puck Physics, NHL 15 captures the hard-hitting chaos and unpredictability of the game of hockey. Players are immersed in authentic arenas across the National Hockey League and hang on every play called by an all-new broadcast commentary team led by NBC Sports legends Mike “Doc” Emrick and Eddie Olczyk.

NHL 15 is now available at retail stores throughout North America and Europe on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system.

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit

FOX and MGM Re-Releasing Horror Movies for October


LOS ANGELES, CA (October 1, 2014) – Metro Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Fox Home Entertainment are re-releasing 13 cult classic horror films on Blu-ray and DVD. Each iconic movie will be decked out with an all-new, limited-edition artist-rendered faceplate by Skuzzles which are available today at Best Buy, Walmart and other major retailers nationwide!

Relive some of the most terrifying moments in horror film history with 13 cult classic films in MGM’s catalog from the 70s, 80s and 90s, including: five-time Academy Award-winning film4 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Scott Glenn; Academy Award1 and Golden Globes-nominated2 The Amityville Horror (1979) starring James Brolin, Margot Kidder and Rod Steiger; Two-time Academy Award-nominated3 film Carrie (1976) starring Sissy Spacek and John Travolta; Child’s Play (1988) starring Catherine Hicks and Chris Sarandon; Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, and Jeff Goldblum; Jeepers Creepers (2001) with Justin Long; Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988); Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left (1972); The Return of the Living Dead (1985); Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (1986) starring Dennis Hopper; Teen Wolf (1985) starring Michael J. Fox;Species (1995) with Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams and Natasha Henstridge; and Rob Reiner’s Stephen King-inspired psycho thriller Misery (1990) starring James Caan and Best Actress5 Kathy Bates.