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Star Trek: Bridge Crew Will Get Original Series Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO – February 10, 2017Today, Ubisoft® announced the iconic U.S.S. Enterprise bridge from Star Trek: The Original Series will be playable in Star Trek™: Bridge Crew, the new virtual reality game where players explore space as a member of Starfleet. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek: Bridge Crew will be available on PlayStation®VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. In addition to the announcement of the original series bridge aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, the new launch date on all platforms will be May 30.

Developed by Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft Studio, Star Trek fans will be able to live out their Star Trek dreams as a member of the bridge crew aboard the famed U.S.S. Enterprise and the U.S.S. Aegis, a brand new ship created for Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Playable co-operatively with a crew of up to four or solo as Captain, players will be immersed into the Star Trek universe as they command a Starfleet vessel and complete missions that will determine the fate of their ship and crew.  The original U.S.S. Enterprise bridge will be playable in the Ongoing Voyages mode, which generates randomized missions for countless hours of solo and co-op adventure.

“We felt it was important to include a part of classic Star Trek with this game, especially during Star Trek’s 50th anniversary,” said David Votypka, Sr. Creative Director at Red Storm Entertainment. “The original U.S.S. Enterprise is such an iconic part of the franchise – it’s the ship that started it all.  The adventures and relationships that took place on the ship are a special part of Star Trek history, so we were determined to give players the opportunity to create their own adventures and stories on this classic ship.  We’re very excited to see player reactions when they step onto the U.S.S. Enterprise original bridge for the first time, and experience Star Trek: Bridge Crew in a whole new way. We’re also appreciative of players’ patience as we finalize work on the game to bring the Star Trek experience we envisioned to life.”

Star Trek: Bridge Crew marks the most recent project in virtual reality for Ubisoft, which believes in the strong potential of VR to redefine social gaming with a unique sense of reality. Ubisoft recently released the games Werewolves Within™ and Eagle Flight™, and announced a VR partnership with the film company SpectreVision.

For more information on Star Trek: Bridge Crew visit http://www.startrekbridgecrew.com

theHunter: Call of the Wild Release Trailer

Moenchengladbach/Germany, February 10th, 2017 – With just a week until the full release of theHunter™: Call of the Wild, Avalanche Studios, Expansive Worlds and astragon Entertainment are excited to share the Release Trailer featuring the game’s second major hunting reserve, dubbed Layton Lake District.

Set in the Pacific Northwest, Layton Lake District offers a dramatic departure from the mellow autumn hues of the previously announced Hirschfelden hunting reserve. Featuring dense pine forests surrounded by snow-covered peaks; the vast landscape is inhabited by majestic game like the Moose, the Whitetail Deer, the Roosevelt Elk, the Black Bear, and more.

A total of 14 unique base weapons are available for your hunt, ranging from long-range rifles to stealthy precision bows and agile handguns. Some can be customized with scopes and outfitted with different types of ammunition. A set of skills can also alter the way you handle weapons, like decreasing recoil or reloading faster in a tight spot.

Lastly, we announce that theHunter™: Call of the Wild supports Tobii eye tracking at launch. This impressive technology heightens one of hunting’s most important senses and makes it an even bigger part of the gameplay experience. Freely explore your surroundings, become more aware of the environment, and increase your sense of immersion.

The Release Trailer, all rendered in-game by Apex – Avalanche Studios Open World Engine, shows off the unique Pacific Northwest setting and features a level of detail previously never seen in a hunting game.

theHunter™: Call of the Wild launches on February 16th, 2017 for PC. The retail box release for Northern and Southern America is set for March 7th, 2017. The game is priced at $29.99, and will be supported by DLC packages. theHunter™: Call of the Wild is developed by Expansive Worlds, published by Avalanche Studios and distributed by astragon Entertainment.

Further details about the new open world title theHunter™: Call of the Wild can be found at:

http://www.astragon.de/en/games/thehuntertm-call-of-the-wild/ and http://callofthewild.thehunter.com

Reign of Terror Announces March 4 Special Event

February 10, 2017 – Reign of Terror Haunted House will run a FULL PRODUCTION special event on Saturday night, March 4, 2017.  Doors will open from 7PM – 11PM.

ALL 8 ATTRACTIONS with 95 ROOMS, ALL SPECIAL EFFECTS, and ALL CHARACTERS will be active.

Now’s the time for every haunter, horror fan and general thrill seeker to see why Reign of Terror won multiple awards in 2016, including “Must-See Haunt Attraction in the United States” as well as the “Best Halloween Attraction for Los Angeles” and “Best Professional Haunt in Southern California”.

Remember, all 8 of our attractions are interconnected. Once you leave one attraction, you immediately enter the next.

** Ticket proceeds from this event will benefit ANIMAL RESCUE CHARITIES **

Special REDUCED Ticket Price for only $15 each general admission or $25 each VIP entry (sorry, due to the reduced special price, no other discounts can apply)

Tickets available for purchase NOW online on through our website at www.ROTHauntedHouse.com or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ROThauntedhouse/

OR

Get tickets at our Box Office* all night March 4, starting 6:30PM (*Box Office accepts CASH only. ATM is nearby)

Location: Janss Marketplace (near Gold’s Gym), 197 N Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Plenty of FREE PARKING at Janss Marketplace Parking Garage and surrounding lots

Afghanistan ’11 Trailer and Release Date

February 9, 2017 – Afghanistan ’11 builds upon the very successful Vietnam ’65 and brings its original formula to the desolate mountains of Afghanistan, where the US armed forces, assisted by the local Afghan National Army, fought for years against an invisible enemy.

Afghanistan ’11 isn’t your standard wargame: if you want to win it won’t just be about eliminating the enemy on the battlefield, but you will need to conquer the Hearts & Minds of the locals by ensuring safety to villages, isolating and eliminating Taliban units, training the Afghan army and building and protecting infrastructure.

Afghanistan ’11 brings back the extremely successful formula of Vietnam ’65 and expands on it.The gameplay is now richer than ever! Extend your supply lines with a whole new modular FOB system. It will be the player’s duty to fight the war on drug production – destroy opium crops and deprive the Taliban of their economic sustenance. Oversee dynamic national elections which could affect your whole strategy! React to many unique political events which will add further unpredictability to your game! And much more.

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Bandai Namco Announces Project CARS 2

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (February 8, 2017) – Leading interactive entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., and Slightly Mad Studios, today announced their publishing partnership to bring Project CARS™ 2 to the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM® in late 2017. Project CARS 2 features an expanded roster of over 170 cars and 60+ tracks, brand-new fan-requested Online Championships game mode, and additional racing disciplines – including ice, dirt, snow, and mud racing – over its critically acclaimed, ground-breaking predecessor (Project CARS™). All of this racing action can be presented at up to 12K* resolution graphics (PC) with VR support, making Project CARS 2 the most immersive and technically advanced racing simulation experience.

Created by gamers and fine-tuned by professional racing drivers, Project CARS 2 delivers an unparalleled racing experience to players of all skill levels. To achieve this goal, Project CARS 2 utilizes leading-edge visuals, precise car physics, and realistic A.I. designed to mimic a competitive driver’s heart and mind that is sure to challenge players. The use of Slightly Mad Studios’ proprietary LIVETRACK 3.0 technology enables the development team to create dynamic real-time weather & seasonal effects, track surface conditions & time-of-day changes, and implement advanced tire grip/wear physics into the Project CARS 2 gameplay. By combining these features with the highest performance driving machines in the world, Project CARS 2 will enable players to live-out their dreams of being a racecar driver.

“Project CARS 2’s authentic presentation of motorsports racing isn’t just cutting edge, it surpasses the cutting edge,” says Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “No other driving game or racing title can approach Project CARS 2’s level of visual fidelity, real-world physics, and intelligent driver A.I. These features combined with dynamic weather and track effects, refined controls, and an authentic love of competitive eSports guarantees players will be able to live-out their racing aspirations on multiple gaming platforms.”

“We’re thrilled to pull off the covers on our publishing partnership with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and finally share more details on our latest build with Project CARS 2.” said Stephen Viljoen, Game Director for Project CARS 2. “Our collective goal at Slightly Mad Studios is to create a simulation racing experience that rivals that of real-life. Realism and authenticity are central to our development mantra for Project CARS 2, hence we’re making sure we employ the best professional drivers, game developers, artists, and sound engineers to realize our vision for a game that takes players on the ultimate driver journey.”

Project CARS 2 is currently rated “RP” for Rating Pending by the ESRB. Project CARS 2 will be available in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM® in late 2017. To find out more about Project CARS 2 please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/project-cars-2. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or join the conversation at https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

*12K resolution is achieved through linking three 4K PC monitors together to present a panoramic driver’s view.

ScareLA Moving to LA Convention Center for 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 8, 2017 — Following a record-setting attendance in 2016,ScareLA, the Los Angeles Halloween convention, announced today its plans to expand to a new venue in downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Convention Center, is set to become the show’s new home; West Hall will open doors to hundreds of Halloween vendors and thousands of fans under the theme “Monsters Come Together” on August 5-6, 2017.

Since debuting in 2013, ScareLA has captivated audiences by kicking off Halloween early. The show’s unique premise is combining a favorite U.S. tradition, Halloween, with the peak season for fun and travel, the summer. Set in the entertainment capital of the world, the convention is a mecca for horror fans of all ages. Attracting a record 12,000 attendees in 2016, ScareLA has become one of the fastest-growing independent conventions in the U.S. today.

“2017 marks a milestone for ScareLA and our fifth year anniversary,” said Lora Ivanova, ScareLA Executive Producer and Founder. “To celebrate this occasion, we are brewing up an incredible mix of entertainment, and preparing for what is sure to be our biggest and best year yet. We are thrilled to welcome fans to our new home at the Los Angeles Convention Center, our city’s premier event venue. We believe our community deserves the very best and we are proud to take our place among the best shows in the country.”

In 2016 more than 171 million Americans celebrated Halloween. Total spending in the U.S. reached a whopping $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the history of NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights. The survey found that 7 in 10 consumers hand out candy on Halloween, and nearly half decorate their home or dress in costume.

ScareLA’s 2017 theme, “Monsters Come Together,” celebrates diversity, unity and tolerance. Created to bring people together in a celebration of the scary and unusual, the convention aims to build and strengthen community ties across diverse groups, backgrounds and interests, all united around the love for Halloween and creative expression.

ScareLA’s trademark combination of original immersive entertainment, on-site haunted house attractions, and diverse scare-themed programming have set a new standard for convention experiences nationwide. The show has solidified itself as the premier destination for a fast-growing audience which loves, lives and works in the scare entertainment industry. It spotlights the rich Southern California scare community, from its iconic seasonal theme park events, to haunted attractions, theater, film, escape rooms, interactive experiences, the who’s who of horror and more.

For more information, visit www.scarela.com.

EVE: Valkyrie – Wormholes Update Trailer

February 8, 2017 – From the edges of known space, Valkyrie scouts have brought back intel on a mysterious phenomenon! Wormholes – the fourth major free update for EVE: Valkyrie – will be coming to CCP Games’ stunning virtual reality space combat shooter on Wednesday 15 February across Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and HTC Vive.

Introducing a whole new way to play EVE: Valkyrie, the Wormholes update brings mysterious and exotic game modes, as well as the new Leagues alpha feature.

Each weekend, a new wormhole will open and inside, players will find unique gameplay opportunities that challenge everything they know about being a Valkyrie pilot. From mined control points to Supermissiles and beyond, the combinations are endless. The mysteries of Wormhole space are still largely unknown, with plenty yet for players to discover.

The Wormholes update also brings with it the new Leagues alpha feature, which showcases the competitive spirit of the Valkyrie. All pirates are after treasure, but to a Valkyrie the ultimate reward is status. In this first iteration of Leagues, players will earn points toward League status by playing competitive multiplayer matches. All players will begin at Emerald and the best will progress to Sapphire, Ruby, and ultimately Diamond, where the brightest stars sit in a league of their own.

Also included in the Wormholes update is HOTAS (hands-on-throttle-and-stick) support for PlayStation 4, improvements to Com Alerts based on feedback from the community, plus various enhancements to performance and stability.

Further substantial updates are also in development for all Valkyrie pilots. For more information about EVE: Valkyrie, visit https://www.evevalkyrie.com/.

X-Doria Announces Defense Lux Series iPhone 7 Series Cases

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – (Feb 8, 2017)X-Doria announces the expansion of its Defense Lux series with the new Defense Lux Wood cases for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Built to exceed Military Grade Drop Testing, MIL-STD-810G, Defense Lux Wood is the fashionable upgrade to the popular X-Doria Defense Shield and Gear protective cases. The entire Defense line of products are made from anodized machined aluminum and combine premium protection and style worthy of putting on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Featuring a soft inner rubber layer, reinforced by a stylish and impact resistant real wood backing, Defense Lux Wood blends tough drop protection and refined luxury to create the ultimate in durable cases. For maximum protection, the case has an integrated machined aluminum outer frame with metallic button that adds an impact and scratch resistant barrier to the iPhone’s perimeter. To add a touch of style and complement the hard metal exterior, the Defense Lux Wood has a luxurious rear panel available in Walnut or Bamboo.

X-Doria’s signature use of machined metal on the outside, instead of plastic, provides military-level drop protection in a slim, pocketable and premium offering. Drop tested to survive 6’6” (2M) drops on concrete, X-Doria’s Defense Lux Wood is the ultimate way to protect, but not cover up, the iPhone. For added protection, the case also boasts an oversized raised lip to protect the screen from drops and surface scratches.

The Defense Lux Wood for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is available now for MSRP $39.99 at XDorialife.com.

The Golf Club 2 First-Look Trailer

February 7, 2017 – Walnut Creek, CA – Foooore! Video game publisher Maximum Games, in partnership with developer HB Studios, has today released a brand-new first look trailer for their highly anticipated sports game, The Golf Club 2. Further expanding upon the popular first installment, The Golf Club 2 aims to hit a hole in one with its huge community of players, as well as newcomers to the franchise, when it releases this Spring on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam®.

In this first in-depth look at the game, Maximum Games and HB Studios shed light on the process behind the game’s development, focusing on all-new features that take the game to a whole new level. Now with a progression-based Career Mode, the addition of Societies, and improved Course Creator, The Golf Club 2 replicates a compelling and authentic experience of being on the green. Alongside these giant improvements to the game, The Golf Club 2 scores big with a host of new environments, cutting-edge swing mechanics, limitless customization options and dynamic online tournaments.

Responding to the request of The Golf Club community, the developers have now built out a series of tournaments players must advance through in Career Mode to move up in status. As you progress through your season, your competition grows with you, pushing you to improve your game. Career earnings from each event and season give you the freedom to purchase clothing and accessories for your golfer, along with membership dues to Societies.

Players will now be able to create their own online Society or join a pre-existing one. While you can be part of more than one Society, one of them will be your Primary Membership. You’ll represent your Society in all events you play, climbing your way to the top of Team Leaderboards and upgrading your clubhouse as you progress.

The Course Creator, a signature feature that HB Studios is committed to perfecting in each of its titles, also sees vast improvement in this upcoming sequel, with more creative freedom to build the ideal course to suit any player’s style. Fans of the first installment can either start fresh or upgrade a previous masterpiece from The Golf Club. Included in the new additions to the Course Creator are: tournament dressings with media stands, crowd placement, multi-level water features, and more.

Players can get a head start on their career and pre-order The Golf Club 2 now for $49.99. They will receive the “Day 1” edition which includes the following bonus content:

  • Moneybags – Save time and get rich quick with an instant payout that will boost your career and give you serious purchasing power
  • Elite Club – Make your competitors jealous and stand out among the crowd with an exclusive 24K solid gold driver
  • Premier Clubhouse – Gain access to an exclusive high society clubhouse for you and your friends
  • Heirloom Apparel – Play in style with a throwback outfit from the golden age of golf
  • Elite Emblem – Add class to your Society logo with a signature badge

For additional pre-order and product information, please visit: www.thegolfclub2.com.

The Golf Club 2 is currently in development from HB Studios and will be published by Maximum Games. The game will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and digitally on PC this Spring.

For more information on Maximum Games, please visit: http://www.maximumgames.com.

VOODOO Trailer

Los Angeles, CA – February 6, 2017 – VOODOO, in theaters and available on VOD February 24, has seen it’s trailer blocked from Facebook, who have labelled the preview for the black magic-centric spooker “offensive”.

Said writer/director Tom Costabile, “No matter how many times it goes up, it goes just as quickly down. Facebook consider the trailer for Voodoo so shocking and offensive that they won’t allow it on this server. Funnily enough, the whole thing has spurred even more interest in Voodoo – people wondering which theaters it’ll be playing at, and what platforms it’ll be available from – so all is not lost!”

HyperCube Films releases VOODOO in theaters February 24 across the U.S, the VOD hits day-and-date via Freestyle Digital Media.

VOODOO tells the story of an innocent southern girl, Dani, vacationing in Los Angeles to evade her increasingly complicated life. Once Dani arrives in Los Angeles, she learns that trying to escape her past is not as easy as she had hoped.

VOODOO is written and directed by Tom Costabile, and stars Samantha Stewart, Dominic Matteucci, Ruth Reynolds, Daniel Kozul, Ron Jeremy, and Lavelle Roby.
INTERVIEWS WITH COSTABILE and/or leading ladies STEWART, REYNOLDS and ROBY available on request.

VOODOO official website: http://voodoothemovie.com/