October 18, 2018 – Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame adaptation of Chaosium’s pen-and-paper RPG, has gone Gold, ready for its release on October 30th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Today, dive into the Preview to Madness Trailer for a taste of the press’ first impressions, joined by a dose of Lovecraftian madness.
With Call of Cthulhu releasing in under two weeks, members of the press have already gotten their hands on the early hours of Detective Pierce’s haunting investigation. Today’s trailer explores praise for the game’s distinctly Lovecraftian atmosphere, mesmerizing audio and visual design, as well as the RPG-investigation mechanics that allow players to discover clues, draw conclusions, question locals, and survive the island’s cosmic horrors.
In Call of Cthulhu, nothing is as it seems. Terrible creatures, conspiracies and cults await on Darkwater Island, lining the path to the horrifying truth behind the island. Pierce’s mind will suffer – solving the case will bring him to brink of insanity, to a place where death may appear the most favorable outcome. The player’s senses will be challenged to the point of questioning whether everything and everyone is real or illusory. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures… and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.
Call of Cthulhu releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 30. Digital and retail pre-orders are available on PC and consoles.
October 17, 2018 – It’s time to get spooky — Update 0.7.10, AKA, “The Halloween Update” for World of Warships is available today. The Port looks…slightly different; evil forces have gone nautical, so it’s up to players to save the seas from this omnipresent danger.
Operation “Saving Transylvania” is available from today, with operation “Sunray in the Darkness” to follow next week. The former sees players accompanying and escorting the ship Transylvania to safety from the Forces of Darkness and taking down the most sinister seafaring ship, the Rasputin! Following on the theme of banishing threatening forces from our naval world, “Sunray in the Darkness” sees all Commanders teaming up to destroy a sinister portal that’s allowing evil into our world. Work together to protect the magical security towers, as they power up and close down the portal!
Two weeks later a third mission “Terror of the Deep” will unlock — bringing with it one of the most requested and anticipated features in World of Warships history: submarines.
Need more ghoulish fun? The Halloween update also adds a new line of nine British and Royal Navy destroyers that are ready to join your fleet, and if that’s not enough, the game has added a new commander — real-world Hockey great, Alexander Ovechkin!
The hockey legend will be available for US and Soviet vessels but also have two special variants: one will be focused on the Halloween event and the other is the first dual-nation commander in World of Warships, meaning he can freely swap between US and Soviet ships.
Helsinki, Finland / Vienna, Austria, October 17, 2018: THQ Nordic and Bugbear Entertainment hereby announce that the release of Wreckfest on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One series devices (including Xbox One X) will be delayed. The release of the game will therefore be postponed from November 20, 2018 to 2019.
Anti-bullshit quote: “Wreckfest for consoles will only be released as soon as we love playing it. After the fantastic release on PC, the benchmark for the console release is much higher. At this moment, the team needs more time to polish the multiplayer part, as well as the overall performance on the game to bring it up to par with the experience on PC. We are sorry for keeping fans waiting longer because of this. However, we already have compensation in the form of further vehicles, including a special crazy vehicle, in the works for consoles. ” – says Roger Joswig, Senior Producer at THQ Nordic.
San Diego, CA – Oct. 16, 2018 – On the heels of the just-launched Elite Pro™ 2 + SuperAmp™ bundle, Turtle Beach (Nasdaq: HEAR), today confirmed the Elite SuperAmp™ Pro Performance Gaming Audio Controller is now available as a standalone product for Xbox One and PlayStation®4. With the Elite SuperAmp, gamers will be able to connect any wired gaming headset to unlock groundbreaking mobile app-based control of their audio settings, as well as powerful and immersive amplified surround sound, plus a robust suite of additional features and functionality. The Elite SuperAmp is available exclusively at www.turtlebeach.com in North America for a MSRP of $149.95, with future availability across participating European territories planned for early 2019. Read below for full details. #WeAreElite
“The Elite SuperAmp is perfect for gamers looking to significantly step-up their audio experience while using their existing headset,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach. “The SuperAmp’s standard 3.5mm jack is compatible with nearly all wired gaming headsets, while the intuitive mobile app makes it easy to quickly adjust and customize your settings from your phone or tablet before jumping into a game.”
The Elite SuperAmp offers an entirely new way for players to control their game audio. This one-dial gaming audio controller provides powerful amplified Windows Sonic for Headphones surround sound on Xbox One and compatible Windows 10 PCs, and DTS® Headphone:X® 7.1 channel surround sound on PS4™ and PC, and connects via Bluetooth® to the Turtle Beach Audio Hub mobile app on Android or iOS devices where gamers can adjust a variety of settings. When connected to the Audio Hub app on their mobile device, players will be able to instantly control features like Game and Chat Audio Mix, Variable Mic Monitoring, Dynamic Chat Boost™, Superhuman Hearing™ and other audio EQ presets, including Bass Boost. There are also controls for the SuperAmp’s LED color and lighting mode, and streaming-specific audio settings as well.
For more information on the latest Turtle Beach products and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
HAMBURG – Oct. 16, 2018 – German gaming peripheral makers, ROCCAT, have announced the worldwide availibility of the previously released Kone Pure Owl Eye mouse and fan-favorite Khan AIMO headset in white. The Kone Pure was the first white product released by the brand back in 2013 which ROCCAT fans responded well to, eventually requesting additional products in white as well.
The Kone Pure Owl Eye and the Khan AIMO are join the brand’s exsiting white collection the includes products like the Khan Pro and Kone AIMO. The products are perfect peripherals to display RGB lighting and and adds to any gaming setup.
The Khan AIMO white 7.1 High Resolution RGB Gaming Headset is now available for $119.99.
The Kone Pure Owl-Eye white optical RGB Gaming Mouse is available at $69.99.
Kone Pure Owl-Eye White Tech Specs:
ROCCAT® Owl-Eye optical sensor with 12000dpi
1000Hz polling rate
1ms response time
ROCCAT® exclusive 50 Mio. lifecycle switches
250ips maximum speed
Mouse acceleration: no
Angle snapping: no
Adjustable lift-off distance
ARM Cortex-M0 50MHz
512kB onboard memory
1.8m braided USB cable
Khan AIMO White Tech Specs:
Measured Frequency response: 10 – 40000Hz
Max. SPL at 1kHz: 99dB
Driver Unit material: Neodymium magnet
Driver diameter 50mm
Measured Frequency response: 100-1000Hz
THD% at 1kHz: 2%
Sensitivity at 1kHz: -40dB
Resolution: 24-bit at 96kHz (max)
About ROCCAT Studios
Founded in 2007 in Hamburg, ROCCAT designs the best gaming products in the world. We combine detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for what we do. The result is a forward-looking product portfolio adaptable to the gaming trends of tomorrow. The industry-leading experiences we develop are born of a deep affinity with gaming community that we ourselves are very much a part of. We achieve this by having an outstandingly talented team comprised of gamers, visionaries and industry experts.
October, 16, 2018 – CD PROJEKT RED, creator and publisher of The Witcher series of games, and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe are excited to announce their partnership to distribute Cyberpunk 2077 in 24 European countries.
“Our current distribution partnership with BANDAI NAMCO is built on the strong foundation and trust developed during our previous projects,” said Michał Nowakowski, CD PROJEKT’s Member of the Board and SVP of Business Development. “We’ve successfully cooperated on The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and I’m convinced BANDAI NAMCO will take good care of Cyberpunk 2077.”
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe will be responsible for the distribution and promotion of Cyberpunk 2077 in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Malta, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
“CD PROJEKT RED has become, in just a few years, one of the leading studios in this sector with a truly innovative approach to each game and we are both proud and excited to confirm that we’ll be part of the Cyberpunk 2077 project,” said Alberto González Lorca, VP Southern Europe & Biz Dev of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “We’re looking forward to working once again with CD PROJEKT RED and distribute another of its games in Europe, providing first-class services to one of the most eagerly awaited games of the coming years.”
Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open-world RPG set in the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future — Night City. The game follows the story of V, a mercenary on the rise in a world of cyberenhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers. Featuring CD PROJEKT RED’s hallmark concept of choices and consequences, players will face difficult decisions that ripple through the entire game. Winner of over 100 awards at E3 2018, Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the universe of the classic pen & paper RPG system, Cyberpunk 2020.
October 15, 2018 – Ash returns in one of horror’s greatest sequels when Evil Dead 2 arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) December 11 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Army of Darkness), and starring Bruce Campbell in the role that cemented his place in horror history, Ash must, once again, battle the deranged dead after returning to the same cabin from The Evil Dead and unleashing Hell on Earth. Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision™ HDR™, bringing the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film to life. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Available for the very first time in this absolutely stunning format, the Evil Dead 2 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will include a brand new, never-before-seen 52 minute featurette, “Bloody and Groovy, Baby! – A Tribute to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II” featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.
Ash, the sole survivor of The Evil Dead, returns to the same cabin in the woods and again unleashes the dead. With his girlfriend possessed and his body parts running amok, Ash must again single-handedly battle the damned in this unhinged horror classic!
Bruce Campbell Army of Darkness, TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”
Dan Hicks Darkman, Intruder, Spider-Man 2
Kassie Wesley Depaiva TV’s “One Life to Live”, TV’s “Days of Our Lives”
and Ted Raimi Spider-Man 3, The Midnight Meat Train, TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”
4K ULTRA HD SPECIAL FEATURES
NEW “Bloody and Groovy, Baby!” – A Tribute to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2 Featurette
Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero
“Swallowed Souls: The Making of Evil Dead 2” Featurette
“Cabin Fever – A ‘Fly on the Wall’ Look Behind-the-Scenes of Evil Dead 2” Featurette
“Road to Wadesboro: Revisiting the Shooting Location with Filmmaker Tony Elwood” Featurette
October 15, 2018 – The final chapter in the Beyond season, and the largest Elite Dangerous update of the year, arrives in 2018 with new, significant additions to exploration, mining, multiplayer and more. Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter Four provides all-new features and upgrades for every Commander, all completely free to every Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous: Horizons player on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Beginning October 23, a staged beta for Beyond – Chapter Four will be available to all PC Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous: Horizons owners. Over the course of the beta, players can get hands-on with all key aspects of the update, including:
A new Analysis Mode, with the improved Exploration Discovery Scanner and Detailed Discovery Scanner, is a game-changing, brand new way for all Commanders to explore the galaxy. After an initial scan of the system, players will then be able to tune their scanners to find stellar bodies and other phenomena. Unidentified Signal Sources and conflict zones will also appear, allowing players to easily track down interesting or important things within the system. Not only is this new system a more realistic, satisfying and engaging exploration experience, but also provides players with the freedom to make more informed decisions on where to look next, and be ultimately better rewarded for time spent exploring. Commanders will now have probes that can be arced onto planetary surfaces, and planetary rings, to map them in detail, locate points of interest and leave their mark on the galaxy in a new way.
Asteroid belts and planetary rings are about to get very busy. New tools and mechanics will provide a fresh, exciting and lucrative mining experience for all Elite Dangerous Commanders. Using new exploration mechanics, miners can investigate rings to locate the best spots to start their mining sessions. With the right amount of skill and expertise, Commanders can create an awesome asteroid detonation before sweeping up the spoils.
Squadrons is a new way of uniting like-minded Commanders in Elite Dangerous. Players will be able to take part in Community Goals together and compete for top spots, and bragging rights, in weekly leaderboards. New communication tools such as in-game chat channels and a new web portal, give players the freedom to manage their Squadron and collectively blaze their trail across the galaxy.
There’s a number of additional improvements coming to Elite Dangerous, including visual improvements, background simulation updates, and (yet to be revealed) new ships and cockpit interface changes.
Prior to the introduction of the beta, Frontier will be hosting a number of deep-dive livestreams with developer guests, showcasing each key facet of Beyond – Chapter Four.
The Chapter Four content reveal livestreams will be on the following dates:
Exploration, Codex and Visual Improvements – 18 October (19:00 BST)
BGS and Scenario Interactions – 25 October (19:00 BST)
Squadrons – 30 October (19:00 BST)
Mining – 01 November (19:00 BST)
The Ships – 8 November (19:00 GMT)
A first glimpse at Beyond – Chapter Four can be found in the announcement trailer, premiering today here.
October 15, 2018 – With the haunting season in full swing, mobile sensation World of Tanks Blitz is pulling out all the stops with seasonal treats – and a few tricks as well. World of Tanks Blitz is happy to present Mad Games, a limited-time Halloween event, created in collaboration with Mad Max: Fury Road’s Principle Vehicle Designer and Concept Artist Peter Pound.
Pound has created two new tanks which will only be unlockable for the duration of the event – the Tier V Scavenger and the Tier VII Gravedigger. In order to obtain the Scavenger tank, players need to earn 50 victories in battle, while the Gravedigger will require them to complete a set of battle missions. These two tanks are part of the Artists’ Signature Series that began with legendary Gundam designer Kunio Okawara’s tank, the O-47.
“Working together with the World of Tanks Blitz team, I was able to create some unique designs and given creative freedom,” said Pound. “With Mad Max: Fury Road, I was focused on car designs but the challenge here was taking tanks and making them even more heavy metal! I enjoy a challenge and it was a cool experience. Now I hope everyone enjoys the hard work put into these steel beasts.”
Alongside these two unlockable powerhouses, Mad Games will feature an exclusive game mode in a brand new post-apocalyptic map. This mode will bring sandstorms to World of Tanks Blitz for the very first time alongside other powerful abilities like invisibility, shields and armor restoring – adding some ghoulish new abilities in honor of Halloween.
To set the mood for this year’s festivities, World of Tanks Blitz created a post-apocalyptic garage, added holiday flair to maps and even added some unique tank customization options that are sure to spook even the most battle-hardened veterans. Famous tanks from past Halloween events, including 2015’s Tankenstein and 2016’s Dracula and Helsing, will also be available during Mad Games.
Players can take part in Mad Games exclusively from October 17 – November 12. They won’t want to miss it!
World of Tanks Blitz is a free-to-play mobile MMO action game built specifically for tablets and smartphones. Inspired by the PC version of World of Tanks, World of Tanks: Blitz delivers all of the action, teamwork and strategic gameplay the series is known for, all in a portable and instantly accessible experience. Download World of Tanks Blitz for free by visiting https://madgames.wotblitz.com/?na.
October 12, 2018 – CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, present a brand new video showcasing gameplay from Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales — a dark RPG adventure set in the world of The Witcher.
The walkthrough focuses on the game’s first act and is rich in both story and exploration gameplay, as well as turn-based card battle combat. The video also features commentary from Paweł Burza (Community Manager), who provides gamers with insight into the world of Thronebreaker.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales releases on October 23rd on PC via GOG.COM. A console release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will follow on December 4th. Pre-orders for the game are available on the official website — witchertales.com.