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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Welcomes Kage

December 17, 2018 – As Capcom® Cup marks the end of one season and the start of another, Street Fighter® Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono unveiled a new World Warrior will join the Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition roster: Kage, the embodiment of “Satsui,” a raging spirit that was born out of humanity’s obsession with power. Available today, Kage is the first new character coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for the upcoming season and is available for purchase today for both PlayStation 4 and Steam, for MSRP $5.99 / €5.99 / £4.99 or 100,000 Fight Money.

Kage, meaning “shadow,” is the physical embodiment of the evil spirit, “Satsui no Hado,” that could hypothetically overtake Ryu and turn him into the character Evil Ryu. Street Fighter V fans will recall Ryu overcame the “Satsui no Hado” in the General Story against Necalli, and regained control of his former self. “Satsui no Hado” is now back, and instead of overtaking Ryu’s body has now found a way to manifest into its own physical form.

To celebrate the announcement of the newest World Warrior, Capcom released a trailer showing off Kage’s moveset and background. It can be downloaded here.

Also going live today, a downloadable update for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will bring balance changes for the rest of the 32 characters. Five of the characters – F.A.N.G, Vega, Chun-Li, Abigail, and M. Bison – will receive brand new moves to enhance their playstyle.

In addition to the updates to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Capcom announced that the Capcom Pro Tour (CPT), the company’s premier league for Street Fighter esports, will be returning for a 2019 season, with the first premier scheduled to take place at Final Round on March 15, 2019.

The full schedule and final rules for the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour season are expected to be released in early 2019.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be the official game for the Capcom Pro Tour 2019 season.

Warhammer: Chaosbane Elontir Gameplay Trailer

Lesquin, France – December 14, 2018 – After having introduced the soldier Konrad Vollen, Bigben and Eko Software, along with Maximum Games, are happy to reveal a video of the mage Elontir, one of the 4 playable characters in Warhammer: Chaosbane.

Watch today’s gameplay video here:

Elontir, a High Elf mage, is a veteran who has already fought the forces of Chaos at Praag, earning a certain renown amongst his peers during the siege of Kislev. This ranged damage specialist’s mastery of the Winds of Magic allows him to cast numerous spells, while his dexterity allows him to quickly put distance between himself and a foe attacking him in melee.

Like each of the game’s characters, Elontir has a unique ability: he can precisely control the area-of-effect’s position for his spells using the controller’s right joystick or holding the space bar. With this capacity Elontir can, for example, slow time down on the enemy’s path to help his allies decimate the Chaos hordes. This effect can also be used to accurately push a group of enemies towards his allies who specialize in close combat, in perfect complementary cooperation.

Warhammer: Chaosbane offers a unique game mechanic, which can be activated by all 4 playable characters: by massacring the Chaos hordes, heroes can charge their Bloodlust meter. Once it’s full, the player can unleash their rage and activate new ultra-powerful skills. Thanks to his prayers to Hoeth, the Elven god of knowledge and learning, Elontir has access to powerful spells using a unique skill tree.

The first hack and slash to take place in the Warhammer Fantasy Battles world, Warhammer: Chaosbane plunges the player into the heart of the Old World. Set just after the Great War against Chaos, a bloody conflict which ravaged the Empire of men, civilization teeters on the brink of collapse. Players will embody a human, a High Elf, a Wood Elf, or a Dwarf, and discover the iconic locations of the Warhammer Fantasy Battles universe that has captured the imaginations of millions of fans across the world.

Warhammer: Chaosbane is currently under development and will be available for PS4TM, Xbox One, and PC in 2019.

Borderlands 2 VR Out Now

December 14, 2018 – 2K and Gearbox Software today announced that Borderlands® 2 VR is now available on PlayStation®VR for $49.99, bringing the critically-acclaimed and genre-defining shooter-looter franchise to VR for the first time. Fans in North America can also purchase the brand new PS VR bundle—which includes a copy of Borderlands 2 VR, a PlayStation VR unit, all the essential peripherals, and an additional game—for $349.99 starting today. For more details on the bundle, please see this post on the PlayStation Blog.

Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2 VR brings the iconic world of Pandora to life like never before. Fans can virtually become a treasure-seeking Vault Hunter, grab 87 bazillion guns, and face off against the galaxy’s most charming psychopathic dictator, Handsome Jack, to free Pandora from the corrupt Hyperion Corporation.

Key features for Borderlands 2 VR on PS VR include:

Virtually Step onto Pandora: Step into the boots of a treasure-seeking Vault Hunter armed with 87 bazillion possible guns on a quest to line your pockets with loot and free Pandora from Handsome Jack’s clutches. Blast bandits with real-world aiming, physically punch bullymongs in the mouth, find the perfect gun inside a life-sized treasure chest, and inspect your weapons from every angle. Catch-a-Ride and race across Pandora in first-person view, and experience the thrill of a psycho running toward you with grenade in-hand yelling, “Boom time!”

Virtually Slow Time: Borderlands 2 VR includes new features unique to the VR experience to empower Vault Hunters in their fight against Handsome Jack. With Bad Ass Mega Fun Time (aka BAMF Time), players can use this new slow-mo ability to repel nearby enemies and literally slow the speed of the game temporarily to set up their next attack. In addition, with the option to Teleport, players can glide across Pandora as gracefully as Claptrap (if he had grace).

Become a Virtual Vault Hunter: Take on the role of one of four playable classes – Siren, Commando, Gunzerker, and Assassin – each with unique combat styles and updated skills that leverage the new VR functionality, including the new BAMF Time ability. Whether crushing enemies with Maya’s Siren powers, calling in Sabre Turret reinforcements as Axton, feeling the heft of dual-wielded machine guns as Salvador, or swinging Zer0’s sword into an enemy’s back, Borderlands 2 VR immerses players like never before.

Experience Virtual Improvements: For the first time ever, players can experience the sublime exhilaration of driving around Pandora in a first-person perspective – accelerating and steering with the joystick while aiming the vehicle’s weapons with the headset. With the use of the motion controllers and headset, players can interact with the menu systems in a new and intuitive way for the platform, easily navigating through the menus by pointing, clicking, dragging, and dropping. Players will also be able to choose their preferred movement style. Whether it’s the VR-popular pointed-teleportation approach or the classic direct movement style with joysticks, your experience should feel good for VR and true to form for classic Borderlands.

Get Virtually Rich: Borderlands VR brings shoot-and-loot mechanics to VR with bazillions of procedurally-generated guns and gear, each with their own capabilities and modifiers. Procedurally-generated shields, grenades, relics, class mods, and more round out your Vault Hunter’s arsenal for maximum power and mayhem.

Borderlands 2 VR is rated ‘M for Mature’ by the ESRB and is single-player only. For more information, please visit the official Borderlands web site, follow Borderlands on Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation using the hashtag #BL2VR. You can also become a fan of Borderlands on Facebook, and subscribe to the Borderlands channel on YouTube.

Railway Empire Great Britain & Ireland DLC Out Now

Ridgewood, NJ – (December 13, 2018) – After laying down thousands of miles of tracks in North and South America, Kalypso Media is letting tycoons loose across Europe, starting today with the launch of the Great Britain & Ireland DLC for Railway Empire.

In Great Britain & Ireland, players will travel to the home of the first steam engines in an age of unprecedented progress and technological innovation. Industrial city centres are booming and the streets and waters are no longer enough to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of commerce. Locomotives are the future but not everyone sees it that way, and you’ll have build respect and social standing as you battle rival companies to the top.

The new DLC includes the ‘Great Britain & Ireland’ map expansion for Free Game and Sandbox modes, and tasks players with a new scenario. New music tracks and reworked city buildings are accompanied by 10 new historical engines (including the Rocket 0-2-2 and Firefly 0-2-0, 13 new tradeable goods like cider and whisky, and 45 new cities to explore.

The release of Great Britain & Ireland also coincides with the release of the 1.7 ‘Stock Market’ update for Railway Empire on all formats. The update introduces new platform customizations, with stations and warehouses receiving upgradeable signal stations that give trains the option of which platform to stop at. Trains will automatically choose the platform that is least busy, reducing idle time while other trains are being serviced. The ‘Analyst’ has also been added to the staff, who will cause mayhem on the stock market by placing false reports to manipulate the value of companies! Acquiring a company has also been smoothed over, with players now able to own 100% of a company without having to follow through with a full merger.

Zenimax and Facebook Settle VR Lawsuit

ROCKVILLE, Md. (Dec. 12, 2018) — ZeniMax Media Inc. announced today that it had agreed to settle the litigation it brought against Facebook, Oculus and others for the unlawful misappropriation of its breakthrough VR technology that ZeniMax had developed. The case was tried in the Federal District Court in Dallas in January 2017, resulting in a jury verdict in favor of ZeniMax for $500,000,000, and other relief. Subsequently, the District Court reduced the damage award to $250,000,000, and the parties appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The appeal was pending when the settlement was reached with Facebook. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

Robert Altman, ZeniMax’s Chairman and CEO, made the following statement regarding the resolution of the case: “We are pleased that a settlement has been reached and are fully satisfied by the outcome. While we dislike litigation, we will always vigorously defend against any infringement or misappropriation of our intellectual property by third parties.”

Metro Exodus Gone Gold Updated Release Date

MOSCOW – Dec. 13, 2018 – Deep Silver and 4A Games are proud to announce that after five years of development Metro Exodus has gone gold and will release a week earlier than scheduled. The highly anticipated third entry in the critically acclaimed Metro saga launches on Feb. 15, 2019 on Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.

“Our fans have been waiting patiently for Metro Exodus ever since we announced the title at E3 2017,” said Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Deep Silver. “We had previously delayed the release date to ensure 4A Games had the time to deliver their ambitious vision for the game, but now we’re delighted to confirm that Metro Exodus has gone gold and we are able to bring the release date forward to February 15th, 2019.”

To celebrate, Deep Silver revealed the stunning title sequence for Metro Exodus.

Created by Santa Monica-based studio, Elastic, the award-winning makers of some of the most iconic title sequences of recent years including Game of Thrones and Westworld, this beautiful introduction to the game is set to an original score by Metro series composer Alexey Omelchuk.

“We were absolutely thrilled to be contacted by the team at Deep Silver and 4A Games to create this Title Sequence,” said Andy Hall, creative director at Elastic. “It’s the type of project we love. Once we had been immersed in the game, we essentially lived in this frozen and terrifying landscape for many, many weeks… we are delighted with the final film.”

You can watch the title sequence here https://youtu.be/k-P_W0igpmc.

Metro fans can look forward to brand new gameplay reveals in 2019 with an upcoming story trailer. Be the first to hear about the latest updates by registering at MetroTheGame.com, following us on Twitter and Instagram @MetroVideoGame or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MetroVideoGame.

Razer Launches Raiju and Hammerhead Controllers

LOS ANGELES – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the launch of the Razer Raiju Mobile and Razer Hammerhead USB-C ANC along with its brand-new Razer Phone 2 – completing the mobile entertainment and gaming experience.

RAZER RAIJU MOBILE

The Raiju Mobile controller is a mobile gamepad with a phone mount and Bluetooth connectivity that brings a full-fledged console gamepad to mobile gaming. Featuring four remappable multi-function buttons, Razer™ Mecha-Tactile action buttons, a hair trigger mode and an adjustable phone mount, gamers get enhanced precision and perfect viewing angles for their favorite mobile games.

A mobile configurator app allows advanced customization for a personalized setup. The Razer Raiju Mobile supports flagship Android phones and the biggest titles in mobile gaming, which include “Vainglory,” “Lineage 2,” “Dead Trigger 2” and “Gear-Club,” and many more.

RAZER HAMMERHEAD USB-C ANC

The Razer Hammerhead USB-C ANC in-ear headset delivers superior immersion on-the-go in a small, discreet form factor. It draws power for its Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology though the USB-C port on your smartphone. This enables the noise cancellation capabilities of larger headsets without the bulk.

It has stellar audio quality through its Dual Driver technology featuring a combination of balanced armature and dynamic drivers to deliver a perfect balance of deep bass and detailed trebles. A built-in digital to audio converter (DAC) provides 24 bit/96 kHz audio quality for clear, uncompressed sound.

The headset is also fitted with Comply™ Foam Tips for maximum comfort, a secure in-ear fit, and enhanced noise isolation. This combination provides for an immersive sound stage, free from distraction, wherever you go.
Completing the package is an inline control and microphone, as well as a solid aluminum frame with braided cables for tangle-free management.

“The Razer Raiju Mobile and Hammerhead USB-C ANC further deliver on our vision of providing the ultimate mobile entertainment experience” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “You no longer need to be at home to experience movies, music and gaming, in all its glory.”

RAZER RAIJU MOBILE DETAILS

Pricing
US$149.99 / €149.99

Availability

Razer.com – Q4, 2018
Worldwide – Q4, 2018
Technical Specifications

4 multi-function buttons
Mecha-Tactile action buttons
Trigger stops for quick-firing action
Adjustable phone mount – up to 60 degree tilt
Mobile app for Android
Up to 23 hours of battery life on a single charge
Approximate size: 125 mm / 4.92 in. (Length) x 159.4 mm / 6.27 in. (Width) x 66 mm / 2.60 in. (Height)
Approximate weight (without cable): 306 g / 0.67 lbs
System Requirements:

Android 6.0 and above
Windows® 7 and above (Coming soon)
*Compatible with phones running Android 6.0 and above such as Razer Phone 2, Razer Phone, Huawei P20 Pro, Google Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G7+ ThinQ, Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Black Shark, Vivo Nex S, HTC U12+, Oppo Find X, OnePlus 6 and many more.

For more information about the Razer Raiju Mobile, please visit https://www.razer.com/raiju-mobile.

RAZER HAMMERHEAD USB-C ANC DETAILS

Pricing
US$99.99 / €99.99

Availability

Razer.com – October 22, 2018
Worldwide – Q4, 2018


Technical Specifications

Headphones
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 KHz
Impedance: 32Ω ± 15%
Sensitivity: 110 ± 3dB (Max SPL)
Input Power: 10 mW / 20 mW
Drivers: Dynamic + Balanced Armature
Connector: USB-C Connector
Cable Length: 1.2 m
Approximate Weight: 21 g
Microphone
Frequency Response: 100 Hz -10 KHz
Pick Up Pattern: Omni-directional
Signal to Noise Ratio: ≥58dB
Sensitivity: -40 ± 3dB
In-line Remote
Volume Controls: Volume Up / Down
Center Control: Play/Pause Accept/End Call
Center Switch: ANC On/Off
Compatibility
Handphones with USB-C Connectors
For more information about the Razer Hammerhead USB-C ANC, please visit www.razerzone.com/razer-hammerhead-usbc-anc.

Seekers of the Dawn Pack Released for Conan Exiles

OSLO, Norway – December 13th, 2018 – Funcom today released the fourth DLC for Conan Exiles, the studio’s open world survival game which launched in May this year and quickly became the bestselling Funcom title of all time. The DLC, named Seekers of the West Pack, introduces Yamatai-themed building pieces, weapons, armor, and pet skins. In the world of Conan Exiles, Yamatai is a mysterious island located to the north east of Khitai. Seekers of the Dawn Pack has been released on PC and will follow soon for Xbox One and PS4.

Conan Exiles recently introduced the all new Katana weapon, with its own unique animations, attacks and attributes. The Seekers of the Dawn Pack gives its owners four new Katanas to crush their enemies.

For more information about the Jewel of the West Pack, check out the official blog and the Steam store. The DLC is available on PC for $9.99.

Conan Exiles is an open world survival game set in the savage lands of Conan the Barbarian. After a successful Early Access run starting in January 2017, the game launched in full on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on May 8th 2018 and became one of Funcom’s best-selling and fastest-selling games to date. For more information about the Conan Exiles, visit www.conanexiles.com.

First Look at The Predator Holiday Special

LOS ANGELES, CA – A first look at the stop-motion animated Holiday Special featuring THE PREDATOR as he tangles with his most formidable foe yet – Santa and his reindeer. Check out the official trailer below and catch the entire special December 19 on Comedy Central during Bo-Jack Horseman at 10:30 PM / 9:30 CT.

The hunt has evolved – and so has the explosive action – in the next chapter of the Predator series, from director Shane Black (Iron Man 3). Now, the most lethal hunters in the universe are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before….and only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor can prevent the end of the human race.

THE PREDATOR is available now on Digital and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD December 18.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Canadian Leader Announced

December 11, 2018 – 2K and Firaxis Games today revealed that Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier will lead Canada in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, the second expansion pack for the critically acclaimed and award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, which will be available for Windows PC on February 14, 2019.

Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier is remembered for his strong advocacy for uniting French and English-speaking citizens under one national banner.

The Laurier Unique Ability allows Canada to build farms on Tundra terrain while the Four Faces of Peace Unique Ability prevents Canada from declaring surprise wars on opponents or declaring war on City-States, but also ensures that surprise wars can’t be declared against Canada. Along with Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, the Ice Hockey Rink and Mountie arrive as Canada’s Unique Building and Unique Unit.

For more information, including further details on Canada’s Unique Ability, Unique Building and Unique Unit, please see 2K’s official Civilization blog: https://2kgam.es/2PomFDM