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Razer Announces BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth CLG Edition

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, along with Counter Logic Gaming (CLG), a longtime eSports partner and premier North American organization, announced the launch of the new Counter Logic Gaming Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard.

The CLG BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth gaming keyboard continues to give CLG players and fans a customized gaming setup. Late last year, Razer unveiled a limited edition CLG version of its best-selling DeathAdder mouse in the team’s iconic black and white colors. The new keyboard is wrapped in a familiar finish. The team’s logo is imprinted onto a unique two-tone black and white body and the keys are illuminated in CLG’s white coloring.

“CLG is one of the driving forces behind the explosive growth of professional gaming in North America and the world,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “The new CLG BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard features the only unobtrusive mechanical switch that was specifically designed for gaming.”

While traditional mechanical switches were originally designed for typing, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches have been designed and engineered from the ground up for gaming. After extensive research, Razer’s multi-award winning engineers identified the optimal actuation distance for a gaming switch to a fraction of a millimeter and reduced the distance between the actuation and reset point by almost half to allow for faster, more precise gaming commands when compared to standard mechanical switches. Furthermore, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches are made using an ultra-precise manufacturing technique that, along with gold plated contact points, result in a projected lifespan of up to 60 million key strokes.

These switches were tested extensively by the world’s most demanding eSports athletes from Team Razer, including CLG pros, who validated the new Razer Mechanical Switch in some of the most intense professional gaming tournaments.

“We’re really happy to be working with Razer, a company that pioneered the gaming peripheral category, on our custom-branded gear for our players and fans,” says George “HotshotGG” Georgallidis, CLG co-founder and President. “We’re proud to extend our ongoing partnership that will result in giving our players and fans the best gaming gear on the planet.”

Razer made history with eSports legends since the early days of eSports and has been integral to the growth and development of the competitive electronic gaming generally. The brand’s work has leading the way in partnerships, business development and product evaluation in the gaming industry. For more information on Team Razer and its elite eSports athletes, visit http://www.razerzone.com/team

Razer’s reputation in the gaming space has led to licensed products along the lines of CLG’s range of peripherals. Game publishers and eSports organizations alike are using Razer’s award-winning technology. For more information, check outhttp://www.razerzone.com/licensed-and-team-peripherals.

Price:  USA: $149.99/EUR: €149.99

Availability: Immediate

Product features:

  •  Razer™ Mechanical Switches with 45 g actuation force
  •  Up to 60 million keystroke life span
  •  Individually backlit keys
  •  10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  •  Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  •  5 additional dedicated macro keys
  •  Gaming mode option
  •  Audio-out / mic-in jacks
  •  USB pass–through
  •  1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  •  Razer Synapse enabled
  •  Braided fiber cable
  •  Approximate size: 475 mm / 18.72 in.

LA Haunted Hayride 2014 Details Revealed

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(Los Angeles, CA – August 18, 2014) Located in Griffith Park’s Old Zoo area, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride will become a portal to the planet’s deepest and most legendary rift, The Underworld. Larger than life portrayals of the seven deadly sins and their consequences will “echo from the rift” and come out to play in one of the most paranormally active sites in all of California. Celebrating its sixth season, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride boasts NEW experiences including two Apocalyptic-themed mazes (“House of the Horsemen” and “Seven Sins Sideshow”), a 40-foot long Leviathan, an interactive theatre production (“Theatre Macabre”), the world-renowned Street Drum Corps (“Blood Drums”), and the FIRST sway polers to the United States. “Each year is a challenge to develop something completely unique that we know our attendees haven’t seen before…a challenge to out-do ourselves,” explains Melissa Carbone, CEO of Ten Thirty One Productions. “This year, we’re going to dizzy our attendees with mind blowing content that has never existed in this space by tapping techniques and skill sets that we had to import from other countries because they do not exist in the U.S. Even my jaw is to the ground!”

On October 9th, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride hosts its annual “Black Carpet Premiere Night” for select press, sponsors, and celebrities. Past celebrity attendees include Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Jillian Michaels, Nikki Reed, Megan Fox, Sarah Hyland, Lucy Hale, Chris Colfer, Chord Overstreet, Stephanie Pratt, David Beckham, Emmy Rossum, Sarah Silverman, Ryan Gosling, Kristin Ritter, Giles Nissan and more.

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In this year’s Purgatory, a haunted village that entertains guests while they wait in line, new experiences include:

  • “House of the Horsemen” is approximately a 15-minute experience sending guests face to face with the four Horsemen of The Apocalypse, embodying Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death.
  • “Seven Sins Sideshow” is a maze where the most depraved and deadly lurk from flesh and furniture melting into one, a human pig-machine vomiting riches from its muzzle, to even a race of carnivorous celestial Entities thriving on the fat from human hosts.

The Purgatory main stage will be reintroduced as “Theatre Macabre,” where the audience members become the stars. This audience participation, interactive theatre features famous scenes from iconic horror films such as The Lost Boys, Exorcist, Carrie, Psycho and more.

Also new to Purgatory this year, are the world-renowned Street Drum Corps. Instead of it raining blood last year, Street Drum Corps will be splashing guests with their high energy, drum and percussion show. Returning to Purgatory are the crowd favorites “In-Between Dark Maze”, a black labyrinth that sends patrons into the darkness with nothing but a low voltage lantern, and “Death Row,” an interactive room that allows guests an up close and personal look at devices of death used throughout history. Also returning is the Scary- Go-Round, House Of Mirrors, Jack’s Carving Shack, Death Row, Psychics, Freak Shows, Demonic Stilt Walkers, and more.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride will be open from October 3rd –31st

General Admission is $30, All Attraction Pass is $42, and VIP pass is $58 (allowing guests to surpass any line).

All Attractions Pass and VIP Pass allows access to “House of The Horsemen” and “Seven Sins Sideshow.” Each purchase supports the LA Parks Foundation, preserving parks for the people of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is a Fur Free Attraction; there is plenty of blood and guts on the ride!

Visit www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com for complete details.

LG to Unveil 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor and More at IFA 2014

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SEOULAug18, 201― LG Electronics (LG) will be unveiling its newest IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor (model 34UC97) and other compelling monitor offerings at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The world’s first monitor to incorporate a curved IPS screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio, the eye-catching 34-inch monitor provides remarkable picture quality and a range of convenient connectivity options. Also to be introduced at IFA 2014 will be the stunning Digital Cinema 4K Monitor (model 31MU97) and the feature-packed Gaming Monitor (model 24GM77), both combining superior performance with modern style and versatile functionality.

LG’s flagship IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor is a complete monitor solution, equally suited to the needs of professional users and home entertainment enthusiasts with extra screen real estate so users can get more done in less time. By adding a gentle curve to a 21:9 aspect ratio monitor, LG has created a unique product that delivers a more immersive experience. The Quad HD resolution display with 3440 x 1440 pixels gives digital photographers and filmmakers the level of detail and accuracy that their work demands. Compatible with both PCs and Macs, the LG 34UC97 monitor easily handles heavy graphics and videos with ease on either system and supports Thunderbolt™ 2 for high-speed data transfers ― four times faster than USB 3.0 ― and allows multiple devices to be daisy chained together. The monitor also features MAXX AUDIO and 7W stereo speaker system guaranteed to deliver peak audio performance across all frequencies.

In addition to the world’s first 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor, LG will be unveiling its Digital Cinema 4K Monitor for the first time at this year’s IFA. LG’s Digital Cinema 4K Monitor meets the Digital Cinema Initiative’s standard for 4K resolution displays, squeezing 4096 x 2160 pixels into a 31-inch screen, for resolution equivalent to four Full HD monitors. The 31MU97 model allows professionals such as movie editors to watch original 4K content the way it was meant to be seen. The Digital Cinema 4K Monitor employs an LG IPS 4K display that provides ultra-sharp images with a wide viewing angle. Able to reproduce 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, this monitor is an ideal choice for film professionals as well as for those working in design and photography. The Digital Cinema 4K Monitor comes hardware calibration-ready and also features Dual Color Space and LG’s exclusive True Color Pro calibration software.

Gamers will especially appreciate LG’s 24GM77 new Gaming Monitor which is specifically designed to handle the fast-paced action of the latest first person shooters (FPS). A refresh rate of 144Hz ensures that even the most intense action appears smooth and flicker-free, while LG’s Dynamic Action Sync (DAS) Mode drastically cuts input lag, enabling the player to respond faster to what’s happening on the screen. Other notable features include Black Stabilizer for consistent blacks across different scenes and Game Mode, which offers three optimized settings that can be applied quickly by pressing a hotkey on the monitor, with the option to create customized presets. And Motion 240, developed exclusively for the Gaming Monitor, helps minimize motion blur with a fast response time of less than 1ms.

“Many people spend more time in front of computer monitors than they do in front of TV sets and yet the industry’s biggest monitor manufacturers don’t seem to innovate at the same pace as TV manufacturers,” said Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT Business Division at LG Electronics’ Home Entertainment Company. “At LG, innovation in display technologies isn’t just limited to our market-leading TV products but are actively being implemented in our advanced PC monitors. And that’s why we’re particularly proud to be introducing at IFA the world’s first 21:9 Curved UltraWide monitor with a curved IPS display which delivers a wide 178-degree viewing angle for an immersive viewing experience.”

LG’s next generation advanced PC monitors will be on display at IFA 2014 in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin from September 5-10.

BenQ RL2460HT 24″ Gaming Monitor Review

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BenQ was kind enough to let us borrow one of their RL2460HT, 24-inch gaming monitors and were impressed by its performance – especially given that the monitor boasts a budget-friendly MSRP of $249.

Design

Visually, the BenQ RL2460HT is of standard monitor fare. It features a black bezel and frame with an splash of red coloring in a strip around where the monitor meets the unit’s base piece. The RL2460HT is capable of both tilt, height adjustment, and rotational movements – allowing people who prefer to use monitors in portrait mode to get their wish. This maneuverability also helps adjust the monitor to the gamer’s eye-line – an important feature given this monitor’s narrow viewing angle (but more on that in the next section). Along the right side of the monitor, you will find the various button controls to adjust image quality, etc. The panel itself is of the Twisted Nematic (TN) variety and boasts a 1920×1080 resolution.

Performance

While this gaming monitor’s price point may only be $249, it performs very well with a lightning-fast response time of 1ms. Even though the monitor is only a 60Hz panel, the performance is respectable and is more than enough to enjoy the visual offerings of your favorite FPS title. Playing both Call of Duty: Ghosts on my PC as well as HALO 4 on my Xbox 360 while displayed on the monitor, I was pleased. Keep in mind that this monitor foregoes features like G-Sync or 3D in favor of keeping its price down. Unfortunately, this does mean that the monitor is not nearly as capable as showing off smooth motion and high-detail of 120Hz+ monitors. If you are used to that caliber of display, you probably will not like what you see here. In terms of connecting to the monitor, the RL2460HT features several inputs on its bottom edge, with 2 HDMI ports, 1 DVI-DL port, 1 D-sub pot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack available for users.

Movie watching on this monitor proved alright, but I did notice that the overall image/color quality of the panel seemed slightly “bland”, for lack of a better adjective. It performed well for its price point, but if you are a movie snob, you probably want to save for something more expensive. Adjusting the image coloring and other adjustments can be done with the on-screen display which, to its credit, should be commended for being exceptionally-easy to navigate. I hate on-screen menus but BenQ has made it a no-brainer here.

The biggest issue I found with the monitor, and this stems from its panel type, is that it has a fairly narrow viewing angle, and if you are planning to use this for several people to enjoy in a room together, you may want to look elsewhere. This monitor is best served when one person is playing a computer or console that is connected to it, and is sitting in front of the display.

Official Specs

Product Color

  • Product Color Black-Red

Panel

  • Screen Size 24″W
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9
  • Resolution (max.) 1920×1080
  • Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.276
  • Brightness ( typ.) 250 cd/㎡
  • DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) (typ.) 12M:1
  • Panel Type TN
  • Viewing Angle (L/R;U/D) (CR>=10) 170°/160°
  • Response Time(Tr+Tf) typ. 1ms GTG
  • Display Colors 16.7million
  • Color Gamut 72% NTSC
  • Contrast ( typ. ) 1000:1

Audio/Video Inputs/Outputs

  • Input Connector D-sub / DVI-DL(Dual Link) / HDMI x 2 / Headphone jack

Power

  • Power Supply (90~264 AC) Built-in
  • Power Consumption (On mode) 27 W
  • (Power saving mode) <0.3 W

Dimensions & Weight

  • CTN Dimensions (HxWxD mm) 422 x 684 x 230
  • Dimensions(HxWxD mm) 502 x 579 x 213
  • Dimensions with Wall Mount (HxWxD mm) 350 x 579 x 63
  • Net Weight (kg) 6.1
  • Gross Weight (kg) 8.4

Special Features

  • Vista Premium
  • Senseye® Senseye 3
  • AMA Yes
  • HDCP Yes
  • Color Temperature Reddish / Normal / Bluish / User mode
  • OSD Language 17 languages
  • VESA Wall Mounting 100 x100 mm
  • Swivel (left/right) 45°/45°
  • Tilt (down/up) -5°/15°
  • Height Adjustment (mm) 110 mm
  • K Locker Yes

Overall

After borrowing one of BenQ’s RL2460HT monitors for a time, we can wholeheartedly recommend it as a gaming monitor for gamers not wanting to break their piggy banks at the expense of performance. It may not have all the high-end bells and whistles, but if you just want a decent-performing monitor at a great price, you can’t go wrong with this choice. The BenQ RL2460HT 24-inch gaming monitor is available now at BenQ’s official website.

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Clowns 3D Music by SLASH Announced for Halloween Horror Nights

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Universal City, CA, August 14, 2014 – Celebrated Grammy® Award-winning musician, SLASH, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the theme park’s hypnotizing new 3D maze, “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” at “Halloween Horror Nights,” beginning Friday, September 19, 2014.

While partnering with top recording artists has become a signature of “Halloween Horror Nights,” this collaboration with prolific guitarist, SLASH, marks the first time a musician has created an original maze score for the popular event.  This inspired effort comes at a demanding time for SLASH, whose new album “World on Fire” debuts on September 16, 2014, on the heels of his “Let Rock Rule” World Tour performing with Aerosmith.

Infused with the rocker’s hell-raising electric guitar riffs, the ominous new “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” haunted attraction is no laughing matter as it unmasks the psychological disorder known as Coulrophobia, a disturbing condition affecting those with an extreme and irrational fear of clowns.

The psychedelic 3D maze will horrify guests, taunting and tempting them with terror and treats as they parade through “Sweet Licks Frozen Clown Pops Family Amusement Center,” a dilapidated roadside attraction and one-time thriving ice cream factory run by deranged siblings and their mad clown father, Sweet Licks. As this demented trio schemes to restore the family business by luring visitors with free ice cream, guests will soon find themselves on the menu as the key ingredient of a sick new high-protein ice cream concoction.

“I’m a HUGE fan of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ and was inspired to partner with Universal Studios Hollywood because they are the founders of creating extreme horror,” said SLASH.  “I’ve been composing music for as long as I can remember and jumped at the chance to be an integral part of this year’s event and create the original score for this creepy clown maze.  I can’t wait to see the fans’ reactions and will be first in line to experience the maze myself.”

“It’s an honor to collaborate with one of the most iconic rock legends around,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights.”  “From the moment I heard SLASH’s original composition for the maze, I immediately knew he got it, as the vibe and feel of his score are so right on. He captured the exact tone we were looking to convey to our guests, and it’s great having SLASH be a part of this incredible event.”

SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a Grammy Award and seven Grammy Award nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the New York Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed theBillboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear(2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16, 2014. More information is available at www.slashonline.com.

Halloween Horror Nights” 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood will be “More Dead Than Ever,” as it brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures in existence. This year’s event will feature a slate of all-new unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, including, “The Walking Dead:  The End of the Line,” based on AMC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning television series; “From Dusk Till Dawn,” inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s cult film and El Rey network’s TV series; “Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood,” based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure; “AVP:  Alien vs. Predator,” based on the Twentieth Century Fox film franchise; “An American Werewolf in London,” based Universal Pictures’ Academy Award®-winning and genre-defining film, written and directed by John Landis; “Face Off:  In the Flesh,” based on Syfy’s hit TV series, and “The Purge: Anarchy,” a new scare zone inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster thriller.

To learn more about this all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze, click here:  “Clowns 3D Music By SLASH.”

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online atHalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

Universal Studios HollywoodSM, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.  World-class rides and attractions include the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” family adventure ride, the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “The Simpsons Ride™,” “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride.”

Universal Studios Hollywood is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company. Follow Universal Studios Hollywood on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

SOE Live Keynote Stream and Schedule

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Here is the live stream channel and schedule showing all of Sony Online Entertainment’s presentations from their SOE Live event taking place now through Saturday.

SOE Live Stream Schedule

(All times in PDT – Programming subject to change)

Thursday 08/14

  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Welcome Reception
  • 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM: H1Z1 Overnight Gaming

Friday 08/15

  • 8:30 AM – 8:55 AM: Welcome to the SOE Day #2
  • 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM: Landmark Keynote
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: EQ Next Keynote
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: PlanetSide2 Featuring Matt Higby & Your Favorite Twitch Streamers
  • 12:00 PM – 12:55 PM: EQII Keynote
  • 1:00 PM – 1:55 PM: EQ Keynote Expansion
  • 2:00 PM – 2:55 PM: DCUO Keynote
  • 3:00 PM – 3:55 PM: H1Z1 Keynote
  • 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM: PS2 Keynote
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: EQ & EQII Tournaments
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: The Classes of EverQuest Next Panel
  • 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Dead Carpet at the SOE Live Zombie Prom Party

Saturday 08/16

  • 8:30 AM – 8:55 AM: Welcome to the SOE Day #3
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Player Studio Panel
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: DCUO Tournament
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: The AngryJoe Show Plays H1Z1 with the Devs!
  • 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: PS2 Tournament
  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Year of EverQuest
  • 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Grand Banquet

Galactic Civilizations III Now in Beta Testing and Early Access

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Plymouth, MI – August 14, 2014 – The third game in the award-winning and highly rated flagship space strategy game, Galactic Civilizations III, is now in beta and available on Steam Early Access for $44.99, five dollars off its regular $49.99 price. Tying together incomparable scale, online multiplayer for the first time in franchise history, and Stardock’s reputation for delivering some of the highest-rated strategy games of all time, Galactic Civilizations III is the definitive 4X space strategy game.

Galactic Civilizations III, available only for 64-bit Windows PCs, puts players in charge of one of several fantastical sci-fi races (including 23rd-century humans) about to begin interstellar colonization. Spreading your empire throughout the galaxy, unlocking the secrets of creation through radical scientific research, and building massive fleets of starships to defend your way of life is only the beginning.

As the age of expansion ends and the age of war dawns, you must navigate the waves of conflict crashing through the galaxy. Diplomatic channels may secure your borders, cultural imperialism might expand them peacefully, or you could do things the old-fashioned way through military conquest. Finally, the age of transcendence brings the struggle for galactic dominance to a fever pitch as mighty empires bring titanic forces to bear in the race for final victory.

The Galactic Civilizations III beta benefits from years of design work and feedback from thousands of Elite Founders during the game’s alpha period. The unparalleled ship designer has undergone significant usability improvements, and the community has created the first of many amazing designs with it. Shipyards have moved off-planet, so multiple colonies can pool their resources to construct vast armadas in deep space. Race-specific technology trees make each playthrough unique.

Many more improvements are in store for Galactic Civilizations III’s beta period. Diplomacy, a new take on starship combat, trade, and much more are slated to come online in the coming months – but you can play full sandbox games and compete with your friends over Internet multiplayer today for an epic and unforgettable space war experience.

Galactic Civilizations III’s early access begins today. The final game officially blasts off in spring 2015.

For more on Galactic Civilizations III, tune into our livestream every Friday at 3pm Eastern time at www.twitch.tv/stardock or visit www.galciv3.com.

For more information about Stardock, check out www.stardock.com.

MSI Reveals GS60 Ghost in Gold Chassis

City of Industry, Calif. – August 14, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the GS60 Ghost Pro 3K and GS60 Ghost gaming notebooks in a luxurious golden chassis.  Available exclusively at NewEgg, the limited edition golden gaming notebooks feature top-of-the-line technology, including NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M graphics, 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, Killer Gaming Networking and Steel Series keyboard with Steel Series Engine.

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The limited edition GS60 Ghost Pro 3K and GS60 Ghost gaming notebooks come preloaded with MSI’s superb blend of programs, including SteelSeries Engine and XSplit Gamecaster. SteelSeries Engine optimizes the multi-backlit gaming keyboard to deliver unparalleled customization power with advanced macro and micro programming of individual keys.  XSplit Gamecaster gives gamers the ability to easily stream games; add, resize and position a webcam feed; draw on screen with in-game annotations; and organize and upload videos.

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“Our Golden GS60 Ghost gaming notebooks are designed for mobile gamers wishing to obliterate the opponent in class,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America.  “The gold exterior will turn heads, the svelte design will amaze, and the combination of smoking speeds, deadly graphics and amazing customization power will render anybody speechless.”

“The exclusive limited edition GS60 Ghost celebrates a golden partnership between two companies focused on quality and user experience,” states Patrick Chung, VP of Newegg.  “We are honored to be the only retailer carrying the gaming notebooks and we are confident that they are worth their weight in gold.”

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GS60 Ghost gaming notebooks come with technologies that deliver the utmost immersive gaming experience.  GS60 Ghost gaming notebooks pump out ultra-realistic audio with Dynaudio speakers, Sound Blaster Cinema 2 and MSI’s Audio Boost with an internal AMP and gold flash audio jacks.  The Matrix Display technology takes full advantage of NVIDIA’s latest video card by connecting to 2 external monitors for an unmatched visual experience. For those demanding a higher resolution, the gold edition comes available with a 3K display for intense and visually stunning gameplay.

MSI’s limited edition GS60 Ghost features a set of efficient dual slim fans to quickly and silently dissipate heat.  The limited edition gaming notebooks are available starting at $1,899.99.  For more information about the latest generation of GS gaming notebooks, including full specs and high resolution images, please visit us.msi.com.

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Defense Grid 2 Release Date

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — August 14, 2014 — 505 Games and Hidden Path Entertainment today announced that Defense Grid 2, the sequel to the 2008 tower defense critical hit, will launch on September 23, 2014. The game is currently available for pre-order on Steam and will be released for digital download on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Hidden Path Entertainment is hosting demos of Defense Grid 2 this week during Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, to showcase the game’s user-created content tool, DG Architect. New art assets for Defense Grid 2, including screenshots and gameplay footage, have been released for Gamescom and can be downloaded below.

Gamers interested in Defense Grid 2 will find a robust pre-order campaign on Steam. In addition to receiving ten percent off of the launch price, consumers who pre-purchase Defense Grid 2 now will receive immediate access to the beta (currently only for Windows users). As more people pre-order, additional incentive tiers will be unlocked, including the original Defense Grid digital art book, a free copy of the Containment expansion to Defense Grid: The Awakening*, and much more. Visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/221540/ for more details.

For more information on Defense Grid 2, please visit  http://www.hiddenpath.com/games/defense-grid-2/