Blizzard Entertainment celebrated its 25th Anniversary yesterday on February 8. Here is a special thank you video from CEO and Co-Founder Mike Morhaime and CDO and Co-Founder Frank Pearce.
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August 11, 2015 — WG Labs today released the first in a series of Developer Diary videos focusing on their upcoming game Master of Orion, a modern re-boot of one of the most influential and critically acclaimed strategy games ever made.
In this first video, inspiration takes center stage as developers from the original version of Master of Orion discuss their experiences working on such a revered title. Come along as developers past and present discuss the unique ideas that went into making Master of Orion a memorable gaming experience and one of the most enduring and in-depth strategy games ever released.
Bringing a classic title to a new generation of gamers takes careful thought and planning. The WG Labs team walks viewers through the process of updating the game, from its core gameplay mechanics, visual style and presentation, in-game lore, orchestral score and more.
For more information on Master of Orion, please visit:
- http://masteroforion.com (North America)
Universal City, California, April 28, 2015 – Universal Studios HollywoodSM shifts into high gear for the June 25 opening of “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” with the launch of “Road to Fast,” a dynamic campaign featuring a series of original images and an engrossing behind-the-scenes video, including interviews with the cast of its new thrill ride: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans.
A collection of six images, each featuring the stars of the ride depicted in a variety of action sequences, will be unveiled sequentially beginning today with a group shot of the characters racing alongside a Studio Tour tram. A lengthier, more complex look at the making-of this revolutionary new attraction, featuring insightful perspective and commentary from the cast and producers, is also being released, and can be seen here.
“Fast & Furious—Supercharged” is a technologically advanced, epic ride that reunites stars from the Fast & Furious series in a groundbreaking mega-attraction designed to catapult guests into the high-stakes underground world of street racing at perceived speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour. This high-octane ride is conceived as a new installment to the Fast & Furious franchise and will debut as the grand finale to Universal Studios Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes Studio Tour that can only be experienced at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.
Sharing their enthusiasm for the ride, the cast of “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” had this to say:
“This is new territory for us…to create something as immortal and immersive as this…that all the fans of our franchise can actually live through and be a part of,” said Vin Diesel. “It’s a testament to that loyal and dedicated fan community that has always been our #1 champion.”
“Once you go on the ride, it’s an opportunity to physically feel some of the adrenaline that we feel everyday while we’re filming,” continued Vin Diesel, adding, “Yeah, I’m excited to ride it!”
“When you have something as unique and special as the Fast & Furious franchise, you want to create an experience for the fans that they can only feel and experience at Universal Parks,” said Dwayne Johnson, continuing, “To be immortalized in a ride, is a very cooI thing. I get a chance to become Luke Hobbs and kick ass…all in 3D.”
“You’re in Hollywood already…you’re able to get on the tram and experience your favorite movie and TV show sets; that’s a big deal. Everything about Universal Studios puts you in the driver’s seat to really experience Hollywood,” said Tyrese Gibson, adding, “Fast & Furious has the best fans in the world!”
“It’s really a sensory driven experience, and I can’t wait to see what happens,” said Michelle Rodriguez, adding, “It’s so cool — the Studio Tour!”
“You’re completely immersed in the experience…you’re on a high-speed chase…it’s an amazing experience, and the guys that build these are true magicians,” said Luke Evans.
This dynamic hydraulic motion-based thrill ride will tell an original Fast & Furious story, fusing sophisticated hyper-realistic special effects with a state-of-the-art 3D audio system and 3D-HD imagery projected onto the world’s longest and most expansive 360-degree screen. Spanning nearly 400 feet in length to encircle Studio Tour guests within a newly constructed 65,000-square-foot structure on the legendary backlot, the sprawling custom-built screen will employ 34, 4K projectors and a sophisticated projection configuration system to envelop guests in unprecedented realism.
Coupled with an intense blend of visceral effects, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” will take guests on a wild ride that begins the moment they board the Studio Tour. Exclusive interstitial content—that was filmed with the cast members—will be featured on the tram monitors, highlighting interactions as they engage guests en route to the ride’s climatic scenes. Along the tram route sightings of numerous prop cars from the Fast & Furious series, including Dom’s Dodge Charger, will enhance the story.
Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land,” the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D,” the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride.” As part of its milestone 50th anniversary celebration in 2015, new attractions include the electrifying 3D-HD thrill ride, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” as the grand finale to the famed Studio Tour, “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “Nighttime Studio Tour,” offering tours of the iconic movie backlot on select evenings.
March 26, 2015 — Bohemia Interactive, creators of the Arma series and the standalone version of DayZ, today announce the winners in the €500,000 Make Arma Not War content creation contest for Arma 3.
In the Make Arma Not War contest, Arma 3 content creators were invited to compete in four different categories: Total Modification, Singleplayer Game Mode, Multiplayer Game Mode, and Addon.
The winners, per category, are:
|Singleplayer Game Mode
1st place (€50,000) – RESIST by Kydoimos
2nd place (€30,000) – Pilgrimage by Rydygier
3rd place (€20,000) – Deliverance by Sarge Studio
|Multiplayer Game Mode
1st place (€50,000) – King Of The Hill by Sa-Matra
2nd place (€30,000) – Battle Royale: Ghost Hotel by PLAYERUNKNOWN
3rd place (shared) (€10,000) – Get Wrecked* by Sli
3rd place (shared) (€10,000) – Twilight Onslaught* by Dorian23Grey*These entries received an equal amount of points from the Make Arma Not War jury.
1st place (€50,000) – Task Force Arrowhead Radio by Nkey
2nd place (€30,000) – Bornholm by Egil Sandfeld
3rd place (€20,000) – F/A-18X Black Wasp by Saul
Winner (€200,000) – RHS: Escalation by Red Hammer Studios
As part of a unique collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Bohemia Interactive also instituted the Health Care in Danger Special Award. Given to the entry which covers the topic of health care in danger the best, the winner of this award will go on a one-week trip to an ICRC mission in a foreign country, organized by the ICRC.
The winner is:
|Health Care In Danger Special Award
Winner (one-week trip to an ICRC mission) – Pilot Civilian Air Rescue On Missions by RobJ2210
In celebration of the winners, Bohemia Interactive will be hosting a special livestream tomorrow, Friday March 27th, at 16:00 UTC. Live from the Bohemia Interactive offices in Prague, Associate Producer Matt Lightfoot and other members of the Make Arma Not War team will be playing some of the winning entries. The session will be broadcasted from the official Arma 3 channel on Twitch.tv.
Bohemia Interactive’s CEO, Marek Spanel, said:
“On behalf of everyone here at Bohemia, I’d like to congratulate the winners, and thank all of the contestants, supporters, and judges for their enthusiasm and hard work. As developer of the Arma series, it’s very inspiring to see content creators bring such varied, creative, high-quality additions to the Arma 3 platform, as well as the passionate embrace of their efforts by the Arma community. The Make Arma Not War contest is an important first step in the promoting and rewarding of content creators, and we look forward to building upon this commitment in the upcoming year.”
In order to better facilitate player-created content, Arma 3 features Steam Workshop integration, which enables people to easily share and install custom scenarios and addons. Bohemia Interactive plans to expand Arma 3’s Steam Workshop implementation to support full mods, total conversions and much larger file sizes in the near future. In addition, the studio is pursuing other opportunities that might help player-created content flourish, such as a potential Steam Workshop marketplace where Arma 3 content creators could sell their work. More specific details will be shared in a future devblog.
More information about the Make Arma Not War contest and the winning entries can be found on www.makearma.com/winners.
December 16, 2014 — Wayside Creations, the creator of some of the most popular live-action shorts based on the world’s most popular video game franchises including Fallout: Nuka Break and Fallout: Red Star – has announced that its latest adaptation, Loadout: Going In Hot, is now live on Machinima Prime. Featuring a strong ensemble cast – headlined by Richard Hatch (BattlestarGalactica, All My Children) as Captain Gaz – Loadout: Going In Hot is inspired by the popular third-person shooter that was created, developed, and released by Edge of Reality. Introducing viewers to Captain Gaz and his loyal crew of the HMS, the new sci-fi short deliver to viewers the same excitement, absurdity and key gameplay elements featured in the video game.
Directed by Vincent Talenti (Red Star, Fallout: Nuka Break) and also starring Bonnie Bower (Fallout: Nuka Break, Escape), Matt Mercer (Attack On Titan, Iron Man: Rise of Technovore), Jon Enge (Mars Rising Films). Becca Hardy (Off-Season), and Circus-Szalewski (Fallout: Nuka Break, Conan O’Brien) Loadout: Going In Hot will debut on Machinima Prime on December 17.
Just in time for Halloween, SOE has released makeup tutorial videos to teach players how to transform into their favorite characters from titles such as EverQuest Next and the upcoming H1Z1.
PlanetSide 2 Empires
DC Universe Online Leopard Inspired Character
EverQuest Firiona Vie
EverQuest Next Dark Elf
SAN MATEO, CALIF. (September 29, 2014) – GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO), enabler of some of today’s most immersive and engaging content, today unveiled HERO4, the highest performance line of capture devices the company has ever made. HERO4 is available in two editions, HERO4 Black at MSRP $499 and HERO4 Silver at MSRP $399. GoPro’s Emmy® Award-winning imaging technology combines with enhanced ease-of-use and powerful new features such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video capture (Black) and built-in touch display convenience (Silver), to make it easier than ever for consumers to self capture and share stunning, professional quality content of their favorite experiences.
HERO4 Black delivers 2x the performance of its best-selling predecessor and now captures cinema-quality 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps), 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at a blistering 120fps, virtually eliminating rolling shutter in most scenarios while allowing for time-bending slow motion effects. HERO4 Black also features an entirely redesigned audio system that captures high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic range of previous models. Additional enhancements include improved image quality, low light performance, highlight moment tagging and an improved user interface that allows for easier discoverability and access to key features and controls. The HERO4 Black is simply the highest performance GoPro yet.
HERO4 Silver delivers the same professional image quality as HERO4 Black less some of the higher performance video capture modes including 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120. HERO4 Silver includes a brilliant built-in touch display for those who value convenience and ease-of-use over the no-holds-barred performance of the HERO4 Black.
The new HERO4 line will be available October 5 on GoPro.com and at select retailers worldwide.
“For the past twelve years, our passion has been to make it easy for people to self-capture jaw dropping, professional quality footage of themselves engaged in their favorite activities,” said GoPro Founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. “That passion led us to embark on our most ambitious design and engineering effort ever, and the result is nothing short of the ultimate GoPro—the HERO4 Black. We can’t wait to see what the world captures with it.”
HERO4 Black – 2x the performance, yet again.
The flagship HERO4 Black builds upon GoPro’s Emmy® Award-winning technology to deliver the next level of GoPro image quality, versatility and performance:
- Incredible ultra high definition 4K video at 30fps allows for life-like video capture as well the ability to extract 8.3 megapixel video stills to use as photos
- Faster* high resolution frame rates of 2.7K at 50fps and 1080p at 120fps
- 12MP magazine cover-quality photos at burst speeds of 30 photos per second
- Updated user-interface with improved discoverability and access to key camera controls
- 50% faster Wi-Fi* combined with Bluetooth® delivers enhanced GoPro App performance and improved power management
- MSRP $499
- For more information visit the HERO4 Black product page
“A common pain-point is deciding between capturing video or photos of an experience,” remarked Woodman. “Each frame of4K30 video is similar to an 8.3 megapixel photo. The result is that users can simultaneously capture eye-popping 4K30 video and impressive 8.3 megapixel photo-like video stills at 30 frames per second when using HERO4 Black. It’s one of the many wild capabilities of this impressive new device.”
HERO4 Silver – Professional quality capture. Touch-display convenience.
The HERO4 Silver sets a new precedent for convenience and ease-of-use with GoPro’s first built-in touch display:
- Brilliant built-in touch display allows for easy camera control, shot framing and playback
- Professional quality video capture at 2.7K30, 1080p60 and 720p120
- 12MP magazine cover-quality photos at burst speeds of 30 photos per second
- 50% faster Wi-Fi* combined with Bluetooth® delivers enhanced GoPro App performance and improved power management
- MSRP $399
- For more information visit the HERO4 Silver product page
The most advanced GoPro cameras yet.
HERO4 Black and Silver share powerful new features that expand what’s possible with a GoPro.
Protune™, now for photo + video.
- For those who prefer to take manual control of their GoPro to maximize versatility and performance, we’ve expanded our professionally minded Protune mode to include Color, Sharpness, ISO Limit, and Exposure controls for both photo and video capture.
New settings for after dark.
- Whether you’re shooting the Milky Way or a campfire hangout, Night Photo and Night Lapse allow you to capture stunning images of ultra low-light scenes with customizable exposure settings of up to 30 seconds.
Mark your best moments.
- HiLight Tag enables you to mark key moments with the push of an on-camera button while recording, making it easy to find, playback and share your favorite clips in GoPro Studio or with the GoPro App. You can also HiLight Tag using the mobile GoPro App or the new Smart Remote accessory.
QuikCapture speed and convenience.
- QuikCapture makes it easy to power on and record with the press of a single button. When enabled, a single press starts video capture, while a press and hold engages Time Lapse photo capture.
- A totally re-designed internal audio system combines with a state of the art microphone to capture clean, high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic rangeof previous models.
Introducing the HERO – The perfect entry-level GoPro.
GoPro is also proud to debut HERO, the perfect entry-level GoPro. Designed with simplicity in mind and built directly into a rugged, waterproof housing, HERO captures high-quality 1080p video at 30fps and 720p video at 60fps. HERO captures the same immersive, eye-popping footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world—all in a simplified package that’s accessible to everyone with an MSRP of $129. For more information visit the HERO product page on GoPro.com.
New Mounts and Accessories that Help You Capture and Share Your World
October 5th also marks the availability of these new GoPro mounts and accessories:
- Smart Remote – Control your GoPro from up to 600’ (183m) away with the wearable and waterproof remote. Conveniently mark key moments as they happen with the Smart Remote’s HiLight Tag button when paired with a HERO4 Black or HERO4 Silver.
- The Handler – A compact floating handgrip. Lightweight, ergonomic and durable, The Handler is perfect for handheld shooting during any activity.
- New BacPac accessories – A new and improved Battery BacPac provides almost twice the battery power over the camera’s internal battery alone. And a new LCD BacPac provides improved touch and swipe performance when used with HERO4 Black.
GoPro App and GoPro Studio
GoPro announced several updates to its popular GoPro Studio desktop editing software and mobile GoPro App.
GoPro Studio makes it easy to import GoPro footage from your camera to your computer to create professional-quality videos. GoPro Studio features GoPro Edit Templates, template versions of some of GoPro’s most popular videos. All you have to do is replace the original GoPro video clips with your own favorite clips and the editing style that has made GoPro famous becomes your own. GoPro Studio now supports the HERO4’s HiLight Tag feature, making it easy for GoPro Studio to identify your videos’ best moments thereby allowing for faster and more convenient editing. Also new to GoPro Studio is Flux™, a powerful ultra slow motion and speed ramping tool that enables the dramatic time-shifting effects GoPro has become so well known for. Want to highlight a particularly awesome moment in one of your edits? Flux that thing and share it with the world.
The GoPro App for mobile not only gives you instant access to the GoPro Channel and all of the incredible content that has made it the number one brand channel on YouTube, it also gives you full control of HERO4 Black and Silver and allows for quick and easy changes to any mode or setting. Expanded GoPro App support for HERO4 also includes support for HiLight Tagging while recording, as well as searching for tags during playback. As always, the GoPro App also allows for shot preview, playback and sharing of your favorite photos and videos via email, text, Facebook, Twitter and more.
GoPro is committed to inventing innovative tools that make it easy for people to self-capture and share engaging and immersive experiences with others.
Learn more about HERO4 line and the entire GoPro ecosystem of software and accessories at GoPro.com, or visit your local retailer today.
*Than previous comparable HERO3+ models.
Machinima has released The Art of the Game, a new feature-length documentary film from the co-producer of Muscle Shoals – a 2013 Sundance Film Festival selection. The film is directed by Matthew Davis Walker of Story Developing, and executively produced by 2K, publisher of popular video game franchises such as BioShock, Borderlands, NBA 2K, WWE 2K, Sid Meier’s Civilization and XCOM.
The Art of the Game
March 25, 2014 — Square Enix’s critically-acclaimed third Deus Ex game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, has been an inspiration for many forms of media including a DC Comic Book series. While people continue to wait on word of the Deus Exfeature length movie, Dcode Films founder Moe Charif gives the game live-action treatment with an all-new short that airs on Machinima Prime next Tuesday, March 25. Charif also plays Adam Jensen in the program, which focuses on Jensen’s relationship with his ex-girlfriend Megan Reed.