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Starship Corporation Releases Artificial Humans Content Update

Haarlem, The Netherlands, December 13, 2017 – Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Coronado Games announce the release of the ‘Artificial Humans’ content update for their space ship building simulation game Starship Corporation (PC). Starship Corporation is currently available through Steam’s Early Access Program. The Artificial Humans’ update adds a new type of crew member: Cybernetic Organisms (CyO).

CyO’s do not require air, water, food, healthcare or life support. They can practice any profession and are built to last. If damaged, all they need to do is return to their pod. However, technological advancements such as these come at a price. CyO’s require lots of research and have a high production cost, and if they malfunction they are almost unstoppable. How will you handle a rampaging killing machine threatening to destroy the beloved starship you are building? A new crew management mission has been added that will test the counter-measures of your ship for just this type of emergency.

Decide for yourself if you want to strengthen your crew by adding an artificial human, or if you prefer human error over the threat of malfunctioning, rampaging CyO’s.
The update also adds 10 new contracts for completely automated ships to the market. The 60 contracts currently available in all different areas of space travel can now be approached in a new way, due to the introduction of CyO’s.

In addition to new content, several bug fixes took place. A detailed log of bugs fixed can be found on the Starship Corporation Steam community HUB here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/292330/allnews/

Starship Corporation launched in Steam’s Early Access program in 2016 following a successful Indiegogo campaign, in which over 300% of the goal was reached. Interested entrepreneurs can currently purchase or wishlist the game through Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/292330/Starship_Corporation/

Crystal Dynamics 25th Anniversary Video

REDWOOD SHORES, CA  — (December 13, 2017) Today, Crystal Dynamics®, the renowned developer of the critically acclaimed and world-famous TOMB RAIDER® franchise, released a brand new video highlighting the studio’s 25-year legacy of great gaming experiences.

The developer began its 25th year in a newly redesigned, state-of-the-art facility that includes a fully equipped motion capture stage, six soundproof audio rooms, a dailies review room featuring a 4K HDR TV setup, a photogrammetry capture space, a full 4K HDR Dolby Atmos™ equipped theater, and more.

Embracing a diverse staff of the industry’s best, many of whom have been tenured for over 15 years, industry leader Crystal Dynamics has developed and published over 30 award-winning titles during its 25-year adventure. Some of the most beloved franchises include Gex™, Legacy of Kain and most recently Tomb Raider, which has now sold over 63 million copies worldwide including 11 million units for Tomb Raider (2013) and more than 7 million units for Rise of the Tomb Raider®. In collaboration with Marvel, the studio is currently hard at work on the highly anticipated ‘Avengers’ project, which was announced earlier this year.

“Crystal occupies a special place in the games industry. Over a third of our team have been with the studio for more than 5 years, and several have been here for more than 20 years, which makes us a tightly knitted team,” said Ron Rosenberg, Head of Studio. “Over the years, many industry luminaries have worked at Crystal and contributed to the creative culture that our current rock star developers embody and evolve. From the very beginning, we’ve shared a common goal of crafting incredible character-driven games, and 25 years later that flame of innovation burns brighter than ever.”

Additionally in 2017, Crystal Dynamics partnered with charity organizations and the Tomb Raider community to continue its campaign of giving back, making charitable contributions to GameChanger, Extra Life, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

“We exist thanks to the generosity and love our amazing players show us; and it’s a true privilege to do what we do for what we feel are the best fans out there. So following their example, we are always looking for meaningful ways to give back to those in need and share our good fortune,” added Scot Amos, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “Crystal exists to make the best games possible… be it within our legacy of Tomb Raider or our future with the Avengers project, we do this because we love making people happy. And that’s what giving is all about.”

Fallout 4 VR Blur Beta Patch Released

December 12, 2017 – Hope you’re having a fun time in Fallout 4 VR! We wanted to let you know that we’ve identified a fix for any blurriness/low resolution that some players may be experiencing in Fallout 4 VR. There is a beta update now available on Steam.

Please see below for the list of patch notes that reflect what’s addressed in this beta update now available on Steam and let me know if you have any questions.

  • Fixed an issue that would affect the in-game resolution based on desktop resolution
  • Increased default application supersampling value from 1.0 to 1.4x
  • To change this value up or down to adjust performance or quality, add the following to your Fallout4Custom.ini in My Games/Fallout4VR: [VRDisplay] fRenderTargetSizeMultiplier=
  • Fixed an issue where players would be unable to use the world rotate functionality while commanding companions
  • Stability improvements

To opt-in to the Steam beta update please follow the instructions here:

  • How to access the Steam Beta:
  • Log into Steam.
  • Right Click on Fallout 4 VR in your Library.
  • Select Properties.
  • Select Betas.
  • A drop down menu will appear. Select Fallout 4 VR Update 1.0.28.0
  • Select OK.
  • Wait for the game to update.
  • When done, Fallout 4 VR Fallout 4 VR Update 1.0.28.0 should appear in your Library.

DreamWorks and Netflix Team up for Trolls, She-Ra, and More

December 12, 2017 – Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television are set to release six new original series in 2018 beginning with Trolls: The Beat Goes On! premiering Jan. 19, 2018, exclusively on Netflix. The new slate includes series inspired by DreamWorks’ beloved animated films as well as classic properties including an all-new She-Ra. From executive producer Noelle Stevenson, the new She-Ra series will present a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans.

2018 series include (unless noted, premiere dates to be announced):

DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On! – January 19, 2018

Picking up where the film left off, the Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the the endlessly upbeat adventures of the Trolls as Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village keep the party going in their fantastical forest home. Executive produced by Matthew Beans (Robot Chicken), the series features Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect 1 and 2) and Amanda Leighton (This Is Us, The Fosters) as the voices of Branch and Poppy with original songs written and produced by Alana Da Fonseca (Pitch Perfect 3). The series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France. Watch the Trolls: The Beat Goes On! trailer here and visit netflix.com/trollsthebeatgoeson for more information. The music from season 1 of Trolls: The Beat Goes On! is available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

She-Ra

From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) comes a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. The trailblazing property originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series. With Stevenson’s unique voice at the helm, fans are in store for an epic and timely tale that celebrates female friendship and empowerment, lead by a warrior princess tailor made for today. The series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.

The Boss Baby: Back in Business

Boss Baby, with the help of his big brother and partner-in-crime Tim, continues to navigate the cutthroat corporate jungle gym of Baby Corp, while angling to achieve the near-impossible: the work-life balance of a modern career baby. From Emmy-winning executive producer Brandon Sawyer (Penguins of Madagascar), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. Visit netflix.com//bossbabybackinbusiness for more information.

Harvey Street Kids

From its never-ending games of kickball to the infinite flavors of its ice cream truck to the greatest climbing tree in the universe, every day on Harvey Street feels like a Saturday. And that’s largely thanks to the Harvey Girls – Audrey, Lotta, and Dot – the block’s self-appointed guardians and the world’s bestest BFFs. They will do whatever it takes to keep Harvey Street the best block to never grow up on and transform every afternoon into a wild adventure. From executive producer Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Emmy-nominated supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas & Ferb, Descendants: Wicked World), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. Visit netflix.com/harveystreetkids for more information.

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants

Based on the epic books by Dav Pilkey, DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants follows the adventures of George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two best friends who’ve bonded through their love of pranking, comic books and being the thorns in Principal Krupp’s side. Their fun gets them mixed up in adventures crazier than their outrageous comic books, which is when they call on their greatest creation: Captain Underpants! From Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings (Animaniacs, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018. Visit netflix.com/epictalesofcaptainunderpants for more information.

Trollhunters (Part 3) and 3 Below (Second installment of Tales of Arcadia Trilogy)

DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, from Guillermo del Toro, premieres on Netflix, on Friday, Dec. 15, with a third and final chapter of the Emmy-winning series set to debut in 2018. 3 Below, the second series in the previously announced Tales of Arcadia trilogy, will premiere in late 2018 and feature two royal teenage aliens and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet. A final chapter, Wizards, is set to debut in 2019.

Premiering in 2016 to critical acclaim, Trollhunters introduced audiences to the seemingly quiet town of Arcadia and an ordinary kid who embarks on an extraordinary adventure in a hidden world right beneath his feet featuring the voices of Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, Anjelica Huston and more. Recently nominated for six 2018 Annie Awards, the first season lead the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys with six wins, more than any other program, including writing for an animated program (Marc Guggenheim), directing (Rodrigo Blaas, Guillermo del Toro), casting (Ania O’Hare, Mary Hildalgo) and a voice acting win for Grammer.

DreamWorks Trollhunters is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro with Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Rodrigo Blaas (Alma) and Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians) serving as executive producers. Dan Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie, Ninjago) serve as co-executive producers.

Since 2013, DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix have released 12 original series including DreamWorks Trollhunters, Dragons: Race to the Edge, DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, All Hail King Julien, DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free, Dinotrux and more, winning 17 Daytime Creative Arts Emmys and six Annie Awards.

Holiday Celebration with Santa Claus at Orange County Market Place

Costa Mesa, CA – Families can take free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17. Children 12 and under receive free admission (adults are $2) and all activities are free to participate. Parking is free through gates 2 and 10 and be sure to tell our attendants you’re here for the Market Place.

In addition to taking your own photo with Santa, kids can enjoy free face painting Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am until 2:30pm. On Sunday, we will have a special performance by The Puppets & Players Little Theatre at 11:00am and 1:00pm, also free to watch. Guests are encouraged to wear their ugly Christmas sweater along with the staff at Orange County Market Place for a truly festive experience!

With several hundred vendors onsite, holiday shopping is a breeze. The Market Place will open from 7:00am until 4:00pm to shop. Be sure to stop by the Westside Grill for lunch and try the newly released holiday Grinch-amole Burger. This burger is piled with guacamole, bacon, and cheese.

To stay up to date on all upcoming events at the Orange County Market Place, including coupons, free admission and special offers, sign up for our EClub, and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. More information can be found by visiting www.ocmarketplace.com.

About Orange County Market Place

The Orange County Market Place®, America’s most unique market, is a celebration of food, fun, value, and the entrepreneurial spirit. With hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, the Orange County Market Place has grown to become the centerpiece of the Orange County outdoor shopping experience. The Orange County Market Place®, founded in 1969, is owned and operated by Spectra and is located on the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa at Fair Drive and the 55 Freeway. The Orange County Market Place operates every Saturday and Sunday of the year except during the Orange County Fair in July/August.  Operating hours for the general public are from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

About Comcast Spectacor

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a leading hospitality firm that provides Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality and Partnerships to more than 300 client properties in the United States, Canada, and Singapore. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com for more information.

Gunjack 2: End of Shift Launch Trailer

11 December 2017 – London, UK – CCP Games has announced that Gunjack 2: End of Shift – the sequel to one of the best-selling mobile VR games of all time, the critically-acclaimed Gunjack – is launching today for Gear VR on the Oculus Store, available to download for $8.99 SRP. Gunjack 2: End of Shift, which was originally released exclusively for Daydream, is also receiving a permanent price drop on Google Play, from $12.99 SRP to $8.99 SRP.

To mark the launch of Gunjack 2: End of Shift on Samsung Gear VR, CCP has issued a new trailer here:

The release of Gunjack 2: End of Shift on Gear VR enables mobile gamers to download and play both the original Gunjack and itssequel on a single platform for the first time. CCP is also launching a bundle edition with both the original Gunjack game and Gunjack 2: End of Shift on Gear VR, at a discounted price point.

Additionally, the original Gunjack is receiving a permanent price drop from $9.99 SRP to $4.99 SRP across all available platforms – for Gear VR and Oculus Rift on the Oculus Store, for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on Steam, and for PlayStation VR on the PlayStation Store.

“Gunjack was praised for its breakthrough graphics when it launched on Gear VR in November 2015, and with Gunjack 2: End of Shift, our development team has raised the bar again for mobile VR games,” said Michael Lee, Gunjack 2: End of Shift’s Senior Brand Manager. “With broader availability, bundles and price cuts, we look forward to introducing many new players to the Gunjack series this holiday season.”

Gunjack andGunjack 2: End of Shift are fast-paced, space shooters set in the science fiction universe of EVE Online®, built from the ground up for mobile VR using Unreal Engine 4. As a turret operator with a formidable arsenal at their disposal, players are charged with the defence of a vast interstellar mining rig and must protect its precious cargo from bandits trying to blow the rig apart.

Gunjack 2: End of Shift seamlessly integrates intuitive motion controls with intense, full-immersion action for an unmatched mobile VR experience. Players can use the Gear VR motion controller to aim and shoot down swarms of enemies, strategically deploy special weapons, and activate an energy shield to survive the most dangerous situations. The game also features procedural daily missions, ensuring endless replayability.

Full details about Gunjack 2: End of Shift can be found via www.gunjack2.com

Metro Exodus Release Window and The Game Awards Trailer

Moscow – December 7, 2017 – Deep Silver and 4A Games today announced that Metro Exodus is set for release in Autumn 2018, on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and PC.

Revealed during The Game Awards, The Aurora Trailer offers a glimpse of post-apocalyptic Moscow – a hostile world locked in an endless nuclear winter. The desperate survivors who cling to existence beneath the surface in the ruins of the Metro have long given up hope of a life beyond Moscow… all except for one.

As Artyom, you must flee the Metro and lead a band of Spartan Rangers on an incredible, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in search of a new life in the East. This thrilling story-line will span an entire calendar year through the changing seasons.

Inspired by the internationally best-selling novels Metro 2033 and Metro 2035 by Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story in the greatest Metro adventure yet.

“We were overwhelmed by our fans’ reaction to the announcement of Metro Exodus at E3,” said Andriy Prokhorov, creative director and co-founder at 4A Games. “We’re sorry to have kept you waiting so long for further news, but you’ll be hearing a lot more from us in the months ahead.”

You can watch the new trailer here:

And visit the official Metro Website to take a closer look at our first season – Winter: http://www.metrothegame.com/en-gb/.

Be the first to learn more about this incredible new title by registering for updates at MetroTheGame.com, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @MetroVideoGame or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MetroVideoGame.

EVERSPACE Hardcore Mode Out on Windows 10

Hamburg, December 6, 2017 – Today, Hamburg-based indie developer ROCKFISH Games launch the standalone Hardcore Mode for EVERSPACE™ players on Xbox One and the Windows 10 Store. This free update to the arcadey roguelike 3D space shooter (Xbox Metacritic 84) provides a brand new challenge for pilots who have successfully surmounted every obstacle the game has thrown at them. Rather than merely being a maddening new difficulty level for the game’s primary story, Hardcore Mode comes in the form of a brand new, standalone experience.

Doing away with the precious permanent ship improvements players have unlocked with credits earned from each run in the normal game mode, Hardcore Mode runs begin with a fixed set of perks that can only be upgraded as sectors are completed. Adding to the constant sense of danger this squishiness affords, players will have to chose from a series of “handicap” modifiers each time they enter a new sector. This could be anything from fuel leaking, combat not pausing while repairing or crafting items, jump suppressors in every location, or even a peculiar retro game mode with visual and sound effects like it’s 1991, again.

This means players will have to contend with more than just their hostile surroundings as they fight tooth and nail on their way to Hardcore Mode’s revamped end sector and final battle. Those who played EVERSPACE as part of Xbox Game Preview may even notice some familiar mechanics in the new final battle, given fans’ passion for a gone-but-not-forgotten encounter from the game’s early days, but it wouldn’t be Hardcore Mode without there being a healthy number of twists.

Whether it’s veteran pilots looking for a challenge worthy of their flight chops, or returning pilots looking to face down some space-faring punishment, EVERSPACE’s Hardcore Mode offers a fresh experience on Xbox One and Windows 10 that’s sure to keep players looking over their shoulders.

“We are excited about Hardcore Mode bringing a fresh challenge to veteran Everspace pilots on Xbox One and Windows 10 including continued XPA support,” said Chris Charla, Director ID@Xbox at Microsoft. “Everspace has come a long way since it launched as Xbox Game Preview more than a year ago and we can’t wait to hear what else Rockfish got up their sleeves for the future of Everspace.”

“By releasing Hardcore Mode on Xbox One, we successfully delivered on our last remaining promise from our Kickstarter in 2015,” said Michael Schade, CEO and co-founder of ROCKFISH Games. “But, there is even more to come. Currently, we are migrating the project to Unreal Engine 4.17 to support Xbox One X in native 4K resolution It will come as another free upgrade right in time when the highly-anticipated EVERSPACE – Encounters add-on will be released on the entire Xbox One family of devices in Q1 next year.”

EVGA Unveils GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW ULTRA SILENT

December 6th, 2017 – Take on today’s most challenging, graphics-intensive games without missing a beat. The EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti delivers the incredible speed and power of NVIDIA Pascal – the most advanced gaming GPU architecture ever created. This is the ultimate gaming platform.

Featuring an all-new 2.5 slot cooler and ultra silent fan profile, the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti FTW ULTRA SILENT gives you the best of both worlds – Cool, silent running and game-changing performance! The larger heatsink efficiently removes more heat, which allows your fans to run at a lower and quieter speed. Alternatively, the improved cooling gives you more headroom to overclock and improve performance without worrying about heat.

Learn more https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=08G-P4-6678-KR

Dreadnought PlayStation 4 Launch Trailer

HOUSTON and BERLIN – Dec. 5, 2017 – Grey Box, Six Foot and independent developer YAGER have officially released the class-based spaceship action game Dreadnought on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Players who download the title for free today through the PlayStation®Store can grab the console-exclusive Hactar hero ship and two themes for free. PlayStation®Plus members can also receive a bonus Dead Man’s Hand Decal and Emblem as part of the “Dreadnought Maverick” DLC bundle.

Dreadnought delivers an exciting blend of team-based competitive and cooperative action combined with gorgeous visuals and a galaxy of customization choices. There’s never been a better time to hop into the captain’s chair and start your adventure,” said Mike Donatelli, Product Director at Six Foot. “This next leap forward is just the beginning for Dreadnought, and we’ll be continuing to provide players with new content, experiences, features and improvements in the future.”

As part of today’s Dreadnought launch on PlayStation®4, captains will be introduced to day and night variations for a new game map – Amirani – as well as voice chat, optional aim assist functionality, a new bonus reward for first win of the day and all-new trophies to earn and add to their collections. Previous major updates during the open beta period added a revamped training mode called Proving Grounds, Onslaught mode, which pits players against each other and an AI faction, and the console-exclusive co-op Havoc mode, which features its own unlockable Junkyard Prince hero ship available only on PlayStation®4.

Created for PlayStation®4 by lead developers YAGER and Six Foot and co-developer Iron Galaxy Studios, Dreadnought puts players in command of massive capital ships on the front lines of all-out team battles across a variety of multiplayer game modes. 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. There are more than 50 playable vessels to master, each customizable with an array of weapons, modules, coatings and decals.

Dreadnought is also currently in free open beta on Windows PC and rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. For the latest updates on all platforms, visit www.dreadnought.com, and follow the game on Facebook, Twitter and Twitch.