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2K And Gearbox Reveal New Battleborn Features and E3 Trailer


New York, NY – June 4, 2015 – 2K and Gearbox Software, the award-winning creators of the critically acclaimed Borderlands franchise, today announced that Battleborn™ will include 25 unique playable heroes, a story mode playable alone or with friends, three distinctly different competitive multiplayer modes and a persistent progression system. The companies also released an all-new trailer showcasing many of the first-person shooter’s 25 heroes in action.

Battleborn is set in a distant future, where nearly every star in the universe has gone dark at the hands of a mysterious enemy. Solus, the last star, is the only beacon of hope for the universe’s surviving population. The fading of stars has led to a great war among those desperate for the last remaining resources. Heroes, called Battleborn, fight for the dominance of their unique factions as all life in the universe teeters on the brink of extinction. Now, the mysterious enemy is threatening to finish what they’ve started, and only an unlikely alliance between the universe’s most powerful heroes can stop them.
Game modes and features for Battleborn include:

  • Story Mode: Battleborn’s Story Mode is a narrative experience playable in a single-player capacity, as well as cooperatively by up to five friends via splitscreen* or online. The Story Mode is modular, allowing players to choose which missions to enjoy next. The modular structure of Story Mode also allows players to replay missions for the chance to earn better loot;
  • 25 Playable Heroes: Battleborn has a deep and diverse roster of 25 playable heroes, each with its own personality and equipped with unique weapons and powers. An accelerated character growth system, known as the Helix System, allows players to level up a character from 1 to 10 in a single story mission or competitive multiplayer match;
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Battleborn’s team-based competitive multiplayer action can be experienced by up to 10 players online in 5v5 matches and will include three distinct modes:
    • Incursion: Teams of heroes defend their base from waves of AI-controlled minions while working together, alongside their own minions, to destroy their opponents’ base;
    • Devastation: Teams of heroes face off in a fast-paced death match and must capture and hold objectives on the map to win;
    • Meltdown: Teams of heroes protect their minions as they march to their death at the center of the map. Points are scored for minions who throw themselves into the incinerator, and the team with the most points wins.
  • Persistent Progression System: All experience points, whether earned through playing Battleborn’s Story Mode or Competitive Multiplayer modes, contribute to leveling up individual Character Rank, as well as player profile Command Rank:
    • Character Rank: Each hero can permanently rank up from 1 to 10 outside of missions and matches, allowing players to swap out augments in their helix skill tree, as well as unlock skins.
    • Command Rank: Players can rank-up their own player profile, unlocking badges and titles to impress friends, and loot that can be used to benefit any hero the player chooses to command.

Battleborn will be playable at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) from June 16-18, 2015 in 2K’s booth – #1001 – in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Battleborn is not yet rated by the ESRB and is currently scheduled for worldwide release this winter for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. For more information on Battleborn, follow the game on Twitter and Twitch, become a fan on Facebook, subscribe on YouTube and visit http://www.Battleborn.com.

* Battleborn supports 2-player splitscreen and can connect with other splitscreen or solo players online to create a full 5-player party

Xbox to Appear at PC Gaming Show


LOS ANGELES – June 3, 2015PC Gamer today announced that Microsoft has joined the upcoming “AMD Presents The PC Gaming Show Powered by PC Gamer” event as both a sponsor and participant. Taking place in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 2015at the Belasco Theater, the show will feature appearances and announcements from some of the biggest names in the PC gaming industry. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer and several game developers will share the latest details about gaming on Windows 10 as well as showcase several upcoming games.

“For us, the PC Gaming Show is the ideal place to speak directly to PC gamers, and it’s a great time to talk about Windows 10 – the best operating system we’ve ever created for gamers on PCs,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox at Microsoft. “With Windows 10, we’re bringing the best of Xbox with the best of Windows gaming, including Xbox Live and the new Xbox app, Game DVR for nearly every game, and DirectX 12 for better gaming graphics and performance.”

“Windows is a vital element of the PC gaming experience for so many of us, and I’m excited to see what Microsoft has in store,” said Tim Clark, Global Editor-in-Chief, PC Gamer. “The PC Gaming Show is a celebration of every aspect of the platform, so I’m delighted Xbox has decided to play such a key part in it.”

Presented by AMD, organized by PC Gamer, and streamed live in partnership with Twitch, the show will bring the PC gaming community together under one roof for announcements and presentations from both major companies and rising independent developers. Hosted by Sean ‘Day[9]’ Plott, participants of the show include Dean Hall (DayZ), Blizzard, Bohemia Interactive, Tripwire Interactive, Fullbright, Cliff Bleszinski (Boss Key Productions), Devolver Digital, Nexon, Creative Assembly, Square Enix, CCP Games, Paradox Interactive, and many more.

For more information and to register for press access, please visit: www.PCGamingShow.com and follow #pcgamingshow.

Bethesda Softworks Announces Fallout 4 and First Trailer #Fallout4


June 3, 2015 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today confirmed the upcoming global release of Fallout® 4, the next generation of open-world gaming. The world premiere of the game will take place during Bethesda’s E3 Showcase being held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on June 14th beginning at 7pm PST, and streamed live around the world via Twitch and YouTube.

Fallout 4 is being developed for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC by award-winning Bethesda Game Studios® under the direction of Todd Howard.  This eagerly-awaited game is the follow up to the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout® 3, and the first title from the world-renowned studio since the release of their global phenomenon and 2011 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®.

“We know what this game means to everyone,” said Game Director, Todd Howard, “The time and technology have allowed us to be more ambitious than ever. We’ve never been more excited about a game, and we can’t wait to share it.”

The game’s official trailer, created in-game at Bethesda Game Studios, can be viewed at: www.fallout4.com.

Fallout 4 has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

First Screenshot

IndieCade Showcase Returns for E3 2015


LOS ANGELES — June 2, 2015 — IndieCade, the premier international festival of independent games, will host their annual IndieCade Showcase @ E3 during E3 2015 in Los Angeles, bringing more than 30 of the most creative and varied independently developed games to the industry’s largest stage. Games to be showcased include video games for all platforms, virtual reality, tabletop games, performance and physical games, and many more.

The 2015 IndieCade Showcase @ E3 is presented in collaboration with Hosting Partner The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and will be located in South Hall, Booth #601.

“The IndieCade Showcase @ E3 is a wonderful opportunity for independent games to make their mark on the industry’s most important stage, and for emerging developers to meet and network with peers from around the world,” said Stephanie Barish, chief executive officer and founder, IndieCade. “Working as we do with key partners like the ESA and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), we’re able to shine a light on the diversity and creativity of independent developers and their artistry, and we invite all attendees to join us in South Hall to try their hand at experiences they simply won’t find anywhere else at the show.”

Each game selected for the IndieCade Showcase @ E3 was curated from submissions for this Fall’s IndieCade Festival. The E3 lineup serves as a glimpse into what’s to come at the larger IndieCade event.

“It is our honor to once again be the hosting partner for the IndieCade Showcase @ E3 and to provide an area for independent creators to showcase their incredible work,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president for Communications and Industry Affairs at the Entertainment Software Association. “Each year, the games and experiences on display by IndieCade challenge assumptions of what games can be, what games can say, and what it means to interact with yourself and others. We look forward to what independent creators will offer at this year’s E3.”

The IndieCade Showcase @ E3 booth will be divided into several key areas, including areas dedicated to platforms like PC, Mobile, and Console as well as categories like Big Games, eSports, and Installations. In addition, key sponsors will be hosting areas, such as Intel’s Lounge and the VR Zone, sponsored by Oculus. Games will also be shown by IndieCade Festival partners Sony Computer Entertainment America (PlayStation) and LOOT Interactive.

Games that will be available to see and play at the IndieCade Showcase @ E3 include:

Royals [PC] by: Sirvo, LLC — Royals is an optimistic peasant simulator from a long forgotten era.

Face It!  [iOS, Android] by: Navel — Face It! is a joyful party game for mobile about making a fool of oneself in front of friends and family and watch them do the same. Players imitate drawn faces, while their teammates must guess which face was portrayed.
Luckslinger [PC/Mac/Linux] by: Duckbridge — a hip-hop infused spaghetti western action platformer where luck affects the world around you.

GNOG [PC/Mac/Linux] by: KO-OP — a magical journey through a universe of visually stunning and playfully interactive monster heads.

Home Improvisation [PC] by: The Stork Burnt Down — a game about building crazy modular furniture solo or with up-to-8 friends.

Earth Primer [iPad] by: Chaim Gingold — is a science book for playful people. Discover how our planet works. Create volcanoes, sculpt mountains, and control the forces of nature with your fingertips.

Metamorphabet [PC/Mac] by: VectorPark — a playful, interactive alphabet for all ages. Poke, prod, drag, and spin the letters of the alphabet to reveal surprising and luminous transformations.

Time Barons [Tabletop] by: Quibble Games —  a fast-paced strategy card game that pits two players against each other in a war across the ages.

Synonymy [iOS, Android, Mac] by: JarvisFilms — A non-profit, educational word game narrated by Richard Dawkins where players find paths between two random words through their network of synonyms.

TRIPAD [PC / Launchpad DJ Controllers] by: Alexk.net — a minimalist 3-player game ‘platform’, constructed using LaunchPad DJ controllers, cleverly mounted in an angled cubical configuration.

Butt Sniffin Pugs [PC / Pug Butt] by: Space Beagles —  is a pug simulation literally enhanced by your ability to run like a dog and sniff butts.

Lost Valley VR [Virtual Reality] by: Paper Crane Games — A virtual reality photography excursion into the land of beasts that time forgot.

Maquisard [Mac] by: Team Maquisard — The lobby boy of the Hotel Maquisard must figure out which of their guests is a government agent through snooping and deduction.

In Tune [PC / Physical] by: Tweed Couch Games — a game about navigating consent that encourages people to reconsider their interactions with others while getting to know a partner.

Curiouser and Curiouser!  [Book] by: DragonRat Studio — is an Alice in Wonderland-themed physical pop-up book that uses sensors to control digital games played on a screen.

Chambara [PC/Mac] by: Overly Kinetic — “A flash of color! Feathers bursting from nowhere! Come play Chambara!”

Starport [GearVR Innovator Edition] by Otherworld Interactive — Starport is a VR social app that features games, expressive avatars, and amazing environments.

Monikers [Tabletop] by: Palm Court — A dumb party game that respects your intelligence.

ChargeShot [Windows] by: Cowboy Color — Shoot, deflect, and jetpack your way to victory in ChargeShot; a fast-paced, local multiplayer, space bounty hunter deathmatch.

Pixel Ripped [PC/Virtual Reality] by: Pixel Ripped Ltd. — A madcap, VR homage to gaming history.
Join Nicola, an avid 80’s gamer as she battles to play her favorite video game.

Shape of the World [Xbox One] by: Hollow Tree Games — a first-person exploration game that grows around you. Without your presence, will the forest still come alive?

Tetheron [PC] by: Giverspace — In Tetheron, 2-6 players soar joyfully around a destructible arcade arena by tethering and swinging from obstacles and each other.

Tribal & Error [PC] by: Grotman — Discover, use and master an extinct language to help cavemen survive the ice age.

…&maybetheywontkillyou [LARP] by: RainBros — a LARP about being poor and Black in America.

Breath of Light [Android] by: Many Monkeys — Breath of Light is a beautiful and meditative Zen puzzle game with a hypnotic soundtrack.

Swordy [Xbox One] by Frogshark — Swordy is a colorful local multiplayer physics based brawler. Harness momentum and timing using analogue controls.

Dysforgiveness [Physical] by: Team Bluehart — Dysforgiveness is an analog game about changing your body through physical, intimate collaboration with friends.

Australia Repopulates the World: The Game [Physical] by: Seemingly Pointless —The world has ended and all continents are vacant of human life, all but Australia, ready to repopulate the world.

Plug & Play [Android/PC/Mac] by: Etter Studio — Run, hit, switch, fall, love, plug, pull. And push.

Takat [Tabletop] by: Tinfox Games — a card game where you make abstract shapes to score points. Your goal is to deduce your opponent’s color without revealing your own.

FUNBOX [Physical] by: USC Games — Put on the coveralls, get in the box, listen for the cues, and touch those colored dots. The last one standing wins!

Armikrog [PC/Mac/Linux] by: Pencil Test Studios — a unique stop motion clay animated point and click adventure game from the creators of Earthworm Jim and the Neverhood.

Cloud Chasers [PC] by: Blindflug Studios – a steampunk roguelike game about a father and daughter based on the stories and fates of immigrants.

Lumino City [Mac/PC] by: State of Play — Lumino City is a puzzle adventure game created entirely out of paper, cardboard, miniature lights and electric motors by artists and modelmakers.

SUNSET [PC/Mac] by: Tale of Tales Sunset is a narrative-driven first-person story about a housekeeper and her elusive male client. Every decision you make affects how you experience the events – will you direct it towards intimate and romantic or revolt and violence?

WATTAM [PS4] by Funomena – From the criminal mastermind behind Katamari Damacy & Noby Noby Boy comes Wattam – a unique, charming world bursting with interesting people, overseen by the explosive Mayor & his bombastic Deputies.

SMS Racing (SAMSUNG GEAR VR) by Turbo Button, Inc. – SMS Racing is a game about the thrill of texting and driving. Do you have what it takes to race at the highest level while responding to your friends’ messages? You don’t want to be rude, do you?

The IndieCade Festival has proven itself as the spotlight location for the best, the brightest, and the most inspired independent games in the world, and annually welcomes some of the most innovative and artistic developers in the industry.  Past festivals have included premiered games and award winners that have gone on to change the industry, including Braid, Flower, Alien Hominid, Johann Sebastian’s Joust,Skulls of the Shogun, and Towerfall among others.

IndieCade Festival 2015 will be held in downtown Culver City, CA this October.

Bethesda Adds Fallout Countdown Time to their Website #Fallout4


This morning, the gaming world has been alight with word of Fallout 4… First, the Bethesda Game Studios Twitter account posted up a “Please Stand By” still and, now, a countdown timer has appeared over at Bethesda Softworks official website. The countdown expires tomorrow at 7:00 AM Pacific and 10:00 AM Eastern. So… What will be revealed – Fallout 4? A Brotherhood of Steel Game? Fallout Online? Rumors point to Fallout 4, but only time will tell!

Ubisoft Announces E3 2015 Games Line-Up


PARIS — June 2, 2015 — Today, Ubisoft confirmed it is showcasing new content from three of its highly-anticipated titles and announcing several exciting new games at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Kicking off the week on Monday, June 15 with the Ubisoft E3 2015 Conference, Ubisoft will share its lineup at the Ubisoft booth from June 16 – 18 and extend the invitation to fans at the Uplay Lounge.

“E3 is always a very special moment for the entire gaming community because we all come together to share our visions for the future of entertainment and reveal the games into which we’ve been pouring our energy and passion. The players’ excitement and feedback when they first experience what we’re developing is what motivates us the most,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO, Ubisoft. “We love being a part of this great community, and our talented teams continue to take risks, push boundaries and offer more freedom and choice within our games so that we can create long-lasting, enriching experiences for the players.”

Back by popular demand, actress and comedian Aisha Tyler is hosting Ubisoft’s E3 2015 Conference. The conference takes place at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Monday June 15 at 2:45 p.m. (PDT). The conference will be broadcast live and on demand via YouTube, on Ubisoft’s Twitch channel and on Uplay. All Ubisoft’s videos and trailers from E3 will be available on Ubisoft’s YouTube channel during the event with embeddable links. Fans can head to www.ubisoft.com which will act as a hub before, during and after the event for all the latest news and content.

E3 attendees can visit Ubisoft’s booth — #1023 — situated in the South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center to further explore Ubisoft’s full E3 lineup, including hands-on demos of the following games:

  • Assassin’s Creed® Syndicate: Set in London during the height of the Industrial Revolution, players will step into the shoes of twin Master Assassins, Jacob and Evie Frye. Fighting to liberate London, Jacob and Evie help define the birth of organized crime in an adventure filled with action, intrigue and brutal combat.
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division™: In this immersive online open-world action RPG, players will team up with other Division agents to reclaim New York City from the chaos of a deadly pandemic.
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege: Inspired by the reality of counter terrorist operatives across the world, Rainbow Six Siege invites players to master the art of destruction. Intense close quarter confrontations, high lethality, tactics, team play, and tension are at the center of the experience.
    Special guests will be in attendance, and a jam-packed program of performances is scheduled on the booth throughout the week.

For the third year running, the Uplay Lounge offers fans the chance to see and play the new games in Ubisoft’s E3 lineup, meet the developers, compete with other gamers and more. Throughout the week, Ubisoft is organizing a series of Master Classes for fans, during which a number of newly announced games will be demonstrated live by the production teams. These Master Classes, which will include sessions on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and Tom Clancy’s The Division, will be streamed live on Twitch. In addition, Ubisoft has identified a group of fans who represent the passion and diversity of its gaming communities. These “Star Players” have been invited to E3 by Ubisoft and will receive full VIP treatment at the show. The Uplay Lounge will be open in the afternoons of Tuesday June 16 and Wednesday June 17, and will be located at the SkySpace, on the 71st floor of the Bank Tower in Downtown LA. For more information about the Uplay Lounge and the Star Players in the lead up to the event and during E3, please visit www.uplaylounge.com.

Fans interested in getting all the information about Ubisoft at E3 can follow the #UbiE3 hashtag on Twitter and tune into our conference and coverage live from the Ubisoft Booth and Uplay Lounge on TwitchTwitch. In addition, the UbiBlog will be hosting a slew of features and previews on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Rainbow Six Siege, The Division and all unannounced titles.

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The E3 2015 Press Conference Schedule


The 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo is right around the corner – just check out the countdown timer on the right-hand column! Here are the dates and times of all the big press conferences so you don’t miss any of the announcements and/or spectacle to come! That matrix thanks to NeoGaf user Cheesemeister3K!

Listview (Pacific Timezone):

  • Bethesda Showcase – Sunday, June 14 – 7pm
  • Microsoft – Monday, June 15 – 9:30am
  • Electronic Arts – Monday, June 15 – 1pm
  • Ubisoft – Monday, June 15 – 3pm
  • Sony – Monday, June 15 – 6pm
  • Nintendo – Tuesday, June 16 – 9am
  • Square Enix – Tuesday, June 16 – 10am

Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb to Host Bethesda E3 2015 Showcase Pre and Post-Show


June 1, 2015 — We are excited to reveal that for the first time since their legendary run on G4 TV’s X-Play, Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will reunite to co-host the live shows prior to and following the Bethesda E3 2015 Showcase. On June 14TH at 6:45pm PDT, watch as Adam and Morgan host these shows backstage at the Dolby Theatre, giving viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience that will be broadcasted on Bethesda’s Twitch and YouTube.

During the post-show Adam and Morgan will share their unique insights and talk to some of Bethesda’s most renowned developers for exclusive interviews.

One of the best-known personalities in video gaming, Adam Sessler was the co-host of X-Play for nearly 15 years from its inception in 1998 until 2012. He is the former producer and editor-in-chief of Revision3 Games and was also editor-in-chief of G4’s game content.

“I am thrilled to be reunited with Morgan Webb again and coming together for Bethesda’s first-ever E3 Showcase makes it that much better,” said Sessler. “Over the years the talent and games from Bethesda’s studios have always been a point of admiration, and my excitement couldn’t be more palpable. Seriously, my scalp is tingling.”

Morgan Webb co-hosted X-Play on the G4 television network with Sessler for a decade. She also hosted G4 Underground and penned FHM Magazine’s Tips From the Gaming Goddess column.

“I’m looking forward to that moment when Adam and I get to sit down with Bethesda’s developers right after the show wraps,” said Webb. “We know we’re going to see some big reveals at the Showcase, and we will be there to make sure the fans get all the information they’re craving. We’d love the fans to get involved in the conference via Twitter and Twitch, so we can take their questions straight to the people behind the games they love.”

Fans can join the conversation on Bethesda Softworks’ Twitter (@Bethblog) and in the Twitch chat stream during the Showcase by using the official Bethesda E3 hashtag: #BE3. Adam and Morgan will ask viewer questions to developers live during the post-show, with cool prize giveaways for anyone whose tweet is called out.

The pre and post-Showcase can be watched live on Twitch.TV/Bethesda and YouTube.com/BethesdaSoftworks.

Focus Home Interactive E3 2015 Games Line-Up


May 29, 2015 — Focus Home Interactive today reveals their E3 2015 line-up of titles and exciting new announcements, which will be showcased behind closed doors or via hands-on stations, in Los Angeles from June 16 to 18. Find below the list of the games you will be able to take a look at, or even try on our booth (West Hall 5312), at E3 next month

Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC), the multi-award winning RPG developed by Larian Studios arrives on consoles, with a load of new features and enhanced graphics. Watch the teaser

Blood Bowl 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC), developed by Cyanide Studio, smashes Games Workshop’s Warhammer and American football together, in an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humour and brutality. Watch the teaser

The Technomancer (PS4, Xbox One and PC), a sci-fi, post-apocalyptic RPG set in a cyberpunk world from studio Spiders, that will bring you to the hazardous red planet. Image Gallery

Mordheim: City of the Damned (Consoles, PC) is the videogame adaptation of Games Workshop’s cult classic tabletop game. This is a turn-based strategy game that blends RPG elements, fast-paced tactical combat and intricate unit customization in a time wrought by chaos and rivalry. Watch the teaser

Space Hulk Deathwing (PS4, Xbox One, PC) by Streum On Studio is a First-Person Shooter experience of Games Workshop’s classic boardgame Space Hulk, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Watch the trailer

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (PC), developed by Tindalos Interactive, is the real-time strategy adaptation of Games Workshop’s tabletop game, that stages the dark, deadly and intense space battles from the Warhammer 40,000 universe.Watch the teaser

Farming Simulator (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox360, PC, Mac, Vita) joins E3 after its recent release on consoles. Developer Giants Software will tell you more about the future edition, and will unveil the first official Farming Simulator wheel controller, created by Saitek. Watch the trailer

Act of Aggression (PC), the new real-time strategy game on PC from Wargame creator Eugen Systems. Act of Aggression draws inspiration from the Golden Era of RTS titles, with a unique near-future techno thriller ambiance. Watch the teaser

Vampyr, the RPG from DontNod, will unveil its first teaser trailer at E3!