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Master of Orion Early Access Video Dev Diary Released

March 1, 2016 — WG Labs today released a new episode of Master of Orion Developer Diaries. In the latest installment, key members of NGD Studious shine a spotlight on Master of Orion’s ongoing journey. Developers turned to the fans, offering Early Access to garner feedback and create a true out of this world experience. With Master of Orion’s legacy, NGD Studious have been working tirelessly to provide a multi-platform, multiplayer title.

Viewers can learn more about their galactic counterparts, discovering how opponent AI has been crafted to become a natural experience, imbuing each race with distinct characteristics. With innumerable actions and reactions, each playthrough becomes a unique and unpredictable journey.

Finally, fans will follow developers on their quest to create intricate and challenging Tactical Battles that have become a pillar of Master of Orion. By refining the real-time, turn-based combat, both in simulation and live, players can feel what it’s really like to be the admiral of an intergalactic fleet.

For more information on the Master of Orion Collector’s Edition, visit the official website, Steam and GoG.com portals:

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – In the studio with Charles Dance


April 21, 2015 — Watch Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Dracula Untold, The Imitation Game) perform for the first time as a video game character: Emhyr var Emreis — ruthless Emperor of Nilfgaard.

Garnering over 200 prestigious awards before launch, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is CD PROJEKT RED’s most ambitious endeavour up to date. Set within a truly open world, the game puts you in the role of a wandering bounty hunter and monster slayer, Geralt of Rivia. In The Witcher, you take on the greatest contract of your life — tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world.

The game is scheduled to launch May 19th, 2015, on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and PlayStation®4. Visit www.thewitcher.com for more information about the game and pre-order availability worldwide.


Knott’s Berry Farm Mine Ride Sneak Peek and Camp Snoopy Media Event

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This morning, we were invited to Knott’s Berry Farm to check out some of the upcoming additions and rennovations being performed on both the venerable Calico Mine Ride attraction and the park’s “Camp Snoopy” street area.

While touring the Calico Mine Ride, we were fortunate to be witness to the first test of the attraction’s steam effects system. Why is this a big deal? Well, the ride was originally intended to feature steam rising from the various vents throughout the “mountain” but those systems eventually broke down and were not replaced… Until now. The ride has not seen steam used in this way for about 20 years! Check out the video of the first steam test below as well as images from our tour of the new Camp Snoopy – which, is still partially under construction

The Calico Mine Ride was created by legendary ride designer Bud Hurlbut back in 1960 while Camp Snoopy joined Knott’s Berry Farm in 1983. The upgrades to both the mine ride and Camp Snoopy are looking to be completed around Summer time, but that date is somewhat fluid given the dynamic nature of the construction projects.


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