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J!NX Unveils New Overwatch Apparel

SAN DIEGOMay 23, 2017 – Jinx Inc. (stylized J!NX) has released brand-new officially licensed Overwatch men and women’s apparel, available now at JINX.com. What better way to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary than to don some stylish performance enhancing Overwatch gear? This is the ultimate expression of fandom! And there is more to come…

A sleek Overwatch windbreaker, performance shorts and jerseys, and two types of comfy lounge pants were recently released, and today a toasty new scarf and killer Reaper crew neck fleece sweatshirt became available. In addition, a broad line of ultimate zip-up hoodies will be available soon, priced at $59.99 apiece, each showcasing heroes from the game. The D.Va hoodies come out in July, while the Genji, Lucio, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Widowmaker and Zarya hoodies hit in September, with additional characters coming in the future. Our ultimate is charging…and nearly ready!

The direct links to buy each item on JINX.com are listed below:

Reaper Crew Neck Fleece: https://www.jinx.com/p/overwatch_reaper_pullover_hoodie.html

Logo Scarf: https://www.jinx.com/p/overwatch_logo_scarf.html

Logo Lounge Pants: https://www.jinx.com/p/overwatch_logo_lounge_pants.html

Inset Lounge Pants: https://www.jinx.com/p/overwatch_inset_lounge_pants.html

Performance Jersey: https://www.jinx.com/p/overwatch_performance_jersey.html

Performance Shorts: https://www.jinx.com/p/overwatch_performance_shorts.html

Logo Windbreaker: https://www.jinx.com/p/overwatch_logo_windbreaker.html

“We’ve been working with Blizzard for over 10 years, being fanboys and fangirls for long before that. The J!NX crew has been deep into Overwatch since beta, so these new hoodies are a love letter to our favorite characters,” said Sean Gailey, co-founder of J!NX.

Overwatch is Blizzard Entertainment’s massively popular online multiplayer shooter, featuring a far-reaching cast of unique characters with over-the-top personalities from around the world. It is available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

J!NX, a leader in gaming products, currently produces apparel, toys and accessories for more than 35 different licenses. Complete with an in-house J!NX brand, the company has been rapidly expanding in the gaming market since being founded in 1999. J!NX also makes high-quality creative merchandise for fans of Blizzard classics like World of Warcraft, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II and Diablo III.

The GamingShogun ‘Halloween’ Dream Crate by LootCrate

The good people at the monthly subscription crate service Loot Crate have been looking to find out what people would put together for their own “Dream Crate” – if we could choose from any theme and any product. So, we put out heads together and decided to do a Dream Crate for the Halloween season!

The GamingShogun Halloween Dream Crate

Our Halloween Dream Crate would contain a number of horror-related items, so let’s jump right in and un-box it. Here are our Dream Crate contents, in no particular order:

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Mondo Halloween Art Print by Ken Taylor ($1,000 and up)

  • This art print was given out at an anniversary screening of John Carpenter’s Halloween at The New Beverly cinema in Hollywood. This poster is super-rare and super-awesome. What else do you expect from Ken Taylor and Mondo?

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Turtle Beach Headset Halloween Pumpkin Plates ($9.95)

  • These Halloween themed plates go on the ear cups of your favorite Turtle Beach headsets. While not super pricey items, they provide a bit of Halloween spirit in every gaming session and make for good conversation.

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Odd City Entertainment Limited Trick ‘r Treat Poster ($500 and up)

  • This limited edition poster was handed out for free at a 2013 screening of Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. While not quite as rare as the Mondo Halloween print, this poster is incredible in its own way.

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Krampus Halloween Mask by Trick or Treat Studios ($79.99)

  • This special edition mask was made using the original WETA molds for Michael Dougherty’s film, Krampus. It was then finished by Trick or Treat studios for consumer purchase. It is an outstanding Halloween mask, with some incredible details that would be great for an actual Krampusnacht costume or simply Halloween frights.

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The Halloween Complete Blu-ray Collection ($33.99)

  • An awesome Blu-ray collection containing John Carpenter’s Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II. With ten movies to enjoy, this basically breaks down to $3.39 a flick!

If you would like to subscribe to Loot Crate, head over to their official website!

EA Play 2016 Save the Date Announced

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We’re excited to announce EA Play, an all-new event experience in Los Angeles and London this June built around our players and bringing our latest games to life.

Putting our players first is the driving force behind everything we do. We’re excited to announce EA Play, an all-new event experience in Los Angeles and London this June built around our players and bringing our latest games to life. Please visit ea.com/Play2016 to learn more about these events and how you can come to Play.

CONtv Announces Virtual Comic Con The Week Of August 31

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Los Angeles, August 31, 2015 – Following the successful, precedent setting two-day CONtv LIVE live-streaming program from Wizard World Comic Con Chicago last weekend, CONtv continues to innovate in the space with a virtual ‘Con’ beginning today and ending Friday, September 4.  The virtual Con will offer fans backstage access, showcasing the highlights from Chicago, including exclusive top Celebrity Q&A moments, interviews, workshops, game play and more – available only on CONtv.

Additionally, CONtv announced it has surpassed 500,000 App downloads across a broad spectrum of connected devices including Android and Mac iOS, Samsung Smart TV, Roku Players and Roku TV. CONtv is a partnership between Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD).

“Fanboys and fangirls loved CONtv LIVE and wanted more,” said Chris McGurk, Chairman and CEO, Cinedigm. “I’m thrilled we can bring them their favorite panels, celebrities, interviews, and behind the scenes video game play straight to their homes.  Going forward, live-streaming will play a pivotal role on CONtv, offering unprecedented access to a variety of Comic Cons, fan events and gatherings nationwide.”

“It was great having all of the top Comic Con celebrities, like Jeremy Renner, Michael Rooker, Stephen Amell, Burt Reynolds, Bruce Campbell, Eli Roth and Lorenza Izzo, Zach McGowan and so many other guests come hang out with us on the CONtv backstage set,” said CONtv LIVE weekend co-host Erin Darling. “Hopefully, audiences at home will have as much fun watching as we had filming!”

The Virtual CON lineup will include:

  •  Wizard World Comic Con Chicago highlights featuring Jeremy Renner (Avengers, Mission Impossible), Ben McKenzie (“Gotham”), Stephen Amell (“Arrow”), the legendary man with the mustache Burt Reynolds (Cannonball Run, “Archer”) and Ian Somerhalder (“Vampire Diaries,” “Lost”)
  • Expert discussions on Deadpool, Racism in Comics, filmmaking, horror, superheroes, and vampires
  • Gameplay with the cast of Mortal Kombat X while discussing the new game Hangouts with filmmakers from the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival, including a sit down with some of the creative minds behind “Tales of Halloween,” a new horror film anthology and an exclusive interview with Eli Roth (Hostel, Inglorious Bastards)to discuss his upcoming movie The Green Inferno.
  • Highlights from cast of Evil Dead and Evil Dead II reunion hosted by Bruce Campbell. Guests include Ted Raimi, Betsy Baker, Sarah Berry, Kassie DePaiva, Ellen Sandweiss, Teresa Tilly, Danny Hicks
  • Top moments from Cosplay LIVE! Competition featuring guest judges and professional Cosplayers Heather 1337, Jenifer Ann and Toby Markham aka Sith Camaro along with celebrity judge Jason David Frank
  • And more!

Catering to Comic Con attendees, voracious entertainment enthusiasts and super fans, CONtv currently boasts 2,500 hours of original programming. With curated films and TV episodes as well as exclusive Comic Con panel coverage from dozens of annual nationwide conventions and original episodic series, CONtv adds new programming to the service weekly. Spanning star studded panels with pop culture heroes such as William Shatner (Star Trek), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), and Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, the forthcoming series Ash vs Evil Dead), to the best in cosplay, creator workshops, Con after hours events, and more, CONtv is the only service to offer Comic Con event coverage alongside premium feature film, television, and original programming curated for the fan community.

Cinedigm is leveraging its library of programming rights, infrastructure, technology and distribution expertise to rapidly become a leader in the quickly evolving over-the-top digital network business. Cinedigm’s first channel, DOCURAMA, launched in May 2014 and CONtv premiered in early 2015.  Cinedigm’s third OTT channel, DOVE CHANNEL, is launching in early Fall 2015 targeted at families and children seeking high quality and family friendly content approved by Dove Foundation.

E3 2015 Photo Gallery

E3 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo

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Here is our gallery of images from the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, CA. Enjoy!

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Wizard World Las Vegas 2015 Gallery #wizardworld

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I’ve been to a lot, and I mean A LOT of conventions but none have had panels quite as fun as I got to sit through at first year of Wizard World Las Vegas. The weekend started with a celebrity meet and greet for the press at “The High Roller” observation wheel where the stars were a little subdued, even going as far as to step off on their own to start to get to know each other since some were fresh to the tour and others were veterans. Adrenaline junkie and former Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank, and Boondock Saints star, Sean Patrick Flanery, were good examples as they said a few words then spent most of the greet time off to the side quietly talking about crazy jumps Frank had taken over the years. Frank really made up for it by being one of the last people to leave the mixer afterwards but it did leave a bit of wonder as to how much interaction there would be during the con.

The floor interactions were mixed, most of the celebrities were behind large outlines on the floor that were not to be crossed unless you had a voucher for an autograph. The great mix of comic and tattoo artists were a whole different story – inviting and engaging just about everyone who passed their booth. It really seemed like maybe this was really just a comic and tattoo convention with only a few exceptions such as Jason David Frank and cosplayers such as Jessica Merizan.

Then the panels kicked in. If you ever make it to Wizard World convention, you HAVE to hit the panels. Sometimes at conventions, the panels seem like a boring waste of time – time that could be better spent on the floor. This convention was the polar opposite. Great comic writers such as Michael Golden gave some of the best writing tips for any medium I have ever heard – his cures for writer’s block were simple yet terrific! James Marsters challenged the audience to try to shock or embarrass him while at the same time making sure not to offend parents with kids. His behind the scene stories were riveting. Subdued Sean Patrick Flanery became a madman as he and David Della Rocco hit their stage as living embodiments of Jay and Silent Bob with Rocco occasionally giving one word answers and just looking cool and comfortable while Flanery would get excited, engaging and ramble off terrific stories. Flanery even called out a girl sitting at the back of the room charging her phone in the wall and had her sit in the front while throwing her a tshirt.

Cassandra Peters was her elegant self as she talked and joked about her career, making a fine point that she still loves Halloween and Knott’s Scary Farm (things also very dear to us at GamingShogun). Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose were a the perfect WWE panel as they told stories from behind the scenes as well as feeding the die-hard wrestling fans in the room great doses of the characters that have made them so famous.

The talk of the convention though had to be the panel by Michael Rooker. Holy crap – he had more energy and just almost electrifying presence than I think anyone had anywhere all weekend. He took no time jumping off the stage, running through the crowd having them as him questions or make requests then flying onto the next person. The cameramen couldn’t keep up with him, just trying to follow him with your eyes almost made you dizzy as he flew around giving hugs and fast quipping. Every joke or comment was perfectly timed and hilarious and the crowd ate it up from the moment he jumped off the stage to the second he rolled back onto it and to his feet leaving everyone reeling. I started the conventions heading to the mixer in an elevator with Rooker and he was fun and unabashedly joking then, it was just a preview of the amazing time he gave the audience at his panel and at home watching on ConTV.

I highly recommend Wizard World Las Vegas and can’t wait until it hits bright, shining city once again. Attendees would be best served by putting a little time aside for the floor, planning out ahead of time which artists you want to meet and concentrate on hitting as many panels as possible. They overlap so it isn’t a bad idea to make a schedule before hand so you don’t wind up missing any. My only true regrets of the weekend were not being able to catch more of the panels and hearing that Bruce Campbell canceled his appearance. At least I know he didn’t make it because he was working on Evil Dead goodness!

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Raptr Launches Plays.tv Streaming Site

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — March 31, 2015 — Raptr, a leading optimization platform for PC gamers, today officially launched Plays.tv, a fun, easy way for gamers  to capture their most interesting gameplay moments and instantly share them. Dedicated to celebrating the pro in every gamer, Plays.tv gives all players a new way to memorialize their epic wins and fails as well as a community centered on reliving those moments with others. Raptr today also announced $14 million in new financing, some of which will be allocated to further expansion of Plays.tv.

“To me, chatting with my friends about all the funny and amazing things that happened in the game we just played is often as much fun as playing the game itself,” said Dennis “Thresh” Fong, founder and CEO of Raptr and an early eSports star. “Everyone experiences moments they want to remember when gaming; Plays.tv makes saving those moments as easy as taking a screenshot and provides a fun community to share them with.”

“At Team Dignitas, we’re always looking for new ways to engage with our fans,” said Michael O’Dell, Managing Director of Team Dignitas.  “Plays.tv makes it super simple to capture highlight moments from our matches without the hassles of editing, and it’s awesome to have a dedicated community to share them with so our fans can relive those moments with us.”

Since introducing gameplay recording in Raptr nine months ago, Raptr users have captured more than four million highlight videos from their gaming sessions. Plays.tv was created to provide gamers with a dedicated home to showcase their favorite moments.

Also introduced today in Beta, the Plays.tv client is a free, fast, and simple way to capture, edit, and share gameplay clips and post them to your Plays.tv feed and other social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. The Plays.tv client automatically starts recording during gameplay and uses hardware-accelerated video encoding to ensure minimal impact on performance.  The Plays.tv client can optionally capture the user’s webcam (picture-in-picture) and can also automatically import videos recorded using other software such as OBS, Raptr, and Nvidia’s Shadowplay for easy editing and sharing. The Plays.tv client works with any PC game.

Gamers can use Plays.tv to:

  • Instantly share short highlights from any game (up to the last 20 mins)
  • Edit and trim clips from full session replays
  • Follow friends, eSports stars, popular streamers and others
  • Simultaneously post videos to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social networks
  • Relive amazing moments with friends and the community

Raptr’s new round of financing includes funding from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) as well as funding from existing investors Accel Partners, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. With this financing, the company has raised a total of $41 million in equity funding since its inception in 2007.

About Raptr

Raptr is one of the fastest-growing PC gaming services in the world. The Raptr software, which is entirely free, is designed to optimize PC gaming performance while maintaining high quality and system efficiency. Raptr has tens of millions of users in dozens of countries, and attracts more than two million new sign-ups each month. Strategic partnerships with Intel and AMD ensure Raptr’s access to both chipmakers’ existing and upcoming technologies as well as their enormous customer bases. Raptr also owns and operates Plays.tv, a platform and community for capturing and sharing all gamers’ memorable gaming moments. The company is led by CEO and co-founder Dennis Fong (co-founder of Xfire, Lithium, and Gamers.com). Raptr was founded in 2007 and is backed by investors Accel Partners, Founder’s Fund, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. For more information about Raptr, please visit http://raptr.com and/or follow @Raptr.

Freespace Tactics Tabletop Game on Kickstarter

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December 11, 2014– Interplay and designer Chris Taylor (Fallout®, Starfleet Command, and the Nemo’s War boardgame) have teamed up to bring the classic FreeSpace™ video game series to the tabletop with FreeSpace Tactics™; a fast and deadly game of space conflict combining deck-construction and miniatures-based combat.

FreeSpace Tactics will be available exclusively through the newly launched Kickstarter campaign and will not be sold in stores.

FreeSpace Tactics on Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/606843645/freespace-tactics

“I designed Freespace Tactics from the ground up to replicate the frenzied dogfights of the video game,” said Designer Chris Taylor. “Rather than focus on the charts and measurements typical of miniatures war gaming, Freespace Tactics is made to be fast-paced with a lot of room for individual style.”

John Nee, CEO of Cryptozoic Entertainment, commented, “Interplay and Cryptozoic are neighbors and good friends, so we knew early on that they were working on something special withFreeSpace Tactics.  We came onboard to help with design support, playtesting, and the promotional campaign, using our experience to improve an already amazing product.  Chris Taylor is not only a world-class video game designer, but an incredible tabletop game designer.  With FreeSpace Tactics, he has made an excellent ship-to-ship strategy game that is fun and expandable and may take over your entire life.”

FreeSpace Tactics is a competitive game of space combat for 2-4 people in which players build hands of movement cards to dodge missiles and asteroids and flank opponents, employ pilot abilities and powerful Ace cards to gain advantages, and unleash devastating attacks unique to their ship miniatures.

FreeSpace Tactics is set during the timeline of the originalFreeSpace PC game.  In keeping with its origins, the stats for ship miniatures and weaponry, and features such as expendable afterburner cards, have been adapted directly from the digital games.

FreeSpace Tactics will be available exclusively through the current Kickstarter campaign, beginning December 11 with a funding goal of $75,000 (USD).

Game Features
– Based on the FreeSpace video game series published by Interplay.
– Tactical dogfights, combining miniatures combat and deck-construction.
– 4 Ships and 12 Pilots with unique stats and abilities.
– Beware of asteroids, defensive turrets, and other set pieces.
– Optional expansions add additional players, ship miniatures, and cards.
– 2-4 players, 30-45 minutes, ages 13+.

Our Comic-Con 2014 Photoblog

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Here is our official Comic-Con 2014 photoblog! Below you will find a gallery of images from in and around the San Diego convention center.

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