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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 4 Official Trailer

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina re-imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Over the course of Part 4’s eight episodes, The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale. The coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to…The Void, which is the End of All Things. As the witches wage war, with the help of The Fright Club, Nick begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina’s heart, but will it be too late?

Series Launch Date: Part 4 premieres December 31, 2020

Bless Unleashed Begins Second Closed Beta on January 14th

Neowiz and Round8 Studio are happy to share that the second Closed Beta Test (2nd CBT) for Bless Unleashed on PC will begin on January 14th and will run for four (4) days. All who pre-register at the official site will get a slew of rewards, including the “Breaker of Games” title, the Golden Hyaenodon mount, and a care package with 50,000 Star Seeds and 200,000 gold.

Sign-ups are live now, and will be accepted through January 10th. Keys will begin sending out on January 5th so that beta testers will have ample time to download the client either through the official launcher (available for download around January 11th) or via Steam in preparation for the CBT’s start on January 14th.

“We’ve been absolutely impressed by the passion of our PC players through the first CBT.” said Jason Park, Round 8 Studio’s head of development. “We’ve made a host of improvements to the game for this 2nd test, and we can’t wait to see what everyone thinks.”

The many changes being made to the game are being detailed in regular blogs on the Bless Unleashed Steam Page, with more blogs to be published between now and when the 2nd CBT begins. Stay tuned for more changes there!

Bless Unleashed is an action MMORPG that takes players on an epic journey across a dynamic, sprawling world and tests their mettle against vicious monsters and in perilous dungeons. Built on the Unreal 4 Engine, Bless Unleashed also features unrivaled graphics for the genre that really immerse players in the vibrant landscapes. Deeply rewarding combo-driven gameplay mechanics and a persistent progression system also add to the complexity of the game.

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Per Aspera Launch Trailer

Per Aspera, the planet-sized city-builder from Raw Fury and Tlön Industries, is available today on Steam and GOG.com for $29.99 with a 10% discount at launch. A challenging combination of hard science fiction and base building, Per Aspera takes players to the hostile surface of Mars and tasks them to colonize the planet on a scale never before seen in the genre.

Mars’ surface is littered with humanity’s failed attempts at colonization, but this time has to be different – there is no room for human error. As AMI, an artificial consciousness with the prime directive of terraforming Mars for human colonization, you’ll explore a sprawling map based on real geographical data from NASA, harvest valuable resources from the surface, and experiment with various colonizing strategies to transform a dead world into a new home for life in our solar system.

FEATURES

🌑 Balance a complex well of resources to build interconnected structures that span an entire planet.

🌒 Customize your terraforming plan with branching research trees. Develop new technologies steeped in real-world science to create a thriving interplanetary civilization.

🌓 Cultivate relationships with your human colonists and ensure their continued survival on Mars’ unforgiving surface. How you choose to forge these relationships will impact how your mission concludes.

🌔 Uncover the mystery of a dangerous presence on Mars and defend your colonies from unknown entities.

🌕 Immerse yourself in a rich narrative featuring the voice acting talents of Troy Baker, Phil LaMarr, Laila Berzins, Yong Yea, Linsey Murrell, and Nneka Okoye, or take your time and craft the perfect Martian landscape with Sandbox mode.

To learn more about Per Aspera, visit https://per-aspera.vg.

Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds Out Now

Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds is now available worldwide on Steam for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive VR and Valve Index headsets. An intense tactical shooter, Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds gives players a chance to test their strategy and marksmanship skills against a variety of enemies, maps, and game modes in the vast arctic tundra. Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds is available globally on Steam in seven languages for $24.99 USD, and will be coming to Oculus very soon.

Download Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds today:
Steam Store: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1176640/Frostpoint_VR_Proving_Grounds/

In celebration of its official launch, players will also be able to join a a multi-week Leaderboard Challenge event in Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds once the game is live on both Steam and Oculus, where the top five winners will be rewarded with prizes, including a GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card from NVIDIA, an Oculus Quest 2, Amazon gift cards, and game swag.

Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds is a team-based multiplayer shooter that pits two sides against each other in intense PvP game modes, with a unique PvE twist. Set in an abandoned military base in Antarctica, each team will need to gear up and set out to dominate the opposing team while protecting themselves from terrifying biomechanical creatures.

Key Features:

High-End PvP in VR: Players are matched into teams and coordinate tactics through strategy and gear to dominate the enemy team in beautiful maps and engaging game modes.

Unique Sci-fi Setting: Teams will fight for control of a forgotten military base in Antarctica where other players aren’t the only enemy. Charge forward to deal with the opposing team and protect yourself from an otherworldly threat.

Highly Detailed Weapons: Over a dozen guns have been recreated in detail, allowing you to handle each realistically. Round out your arsenal with tools and munitions like grenades, health kits, turrets, and upgrades for armor and tracking.

Add to your Wish List on the Oculus Store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/3049889095129583/

Per Aspera Combat Trailer Released

Get ready to bring the surface of Mars to life in Per Aspera, coming to Steam and GOG.com on December 3rd for $29.99 with a 10% discount at launch. In today’s video, the team at Tlön Industries prepares players to defend their colonies against a mysterious and looming threat. With hard sci-fi, deep and strategic city-building, a compelling narrative, and additional combat mechanics, Per Aspera has redefined the simulation genre!

FEATURES

🌑 Balance a complex well of resources to build interconnected structures that span an entire planet.

🌒 Customize your terraforming plan with branching research trees. Develop new technologies steeped in real-world science to create a thriving interplanetary civilization.

🌓 Cultivate relationships with your human colonists and ensure their continued survival on Mars’ unforgiving surface. How you choose to forge these relationships will impact how your mission concludes.

🌔 Uncover the mystery of a dangerous presence on Mars and defend your colonies from unknown entities.

🌕 Immerse yourself in a rich narrative featuring the voice acting talents of Troy Baker, Phil LaMarr, Laila Berzins, Yong Yea, Linsey Murrell, and Nneka Okoye, or take your time and craft the perfect Martian landscape with Sandbox mode.

To learn more about Per Aspera visit https://per-aspera.vg.

A Merry Hyrule Christmas Out Now

Materia Collective is pleased to present A Merry Hyrule Christmas, a festive collection of music paying tribute to The Legend of Zelda and several beloved Christmas carols. Produced by Eric Buchholz (Hero of Time) with a merry band of arrangers, these clever arrangements will bring cheer to both Christmas music and The Legend of Zelda fans. With grandiose orchestra and choir combined with epic rock stylings, A Merry Hyrule Christmas has something for everyone. A Merry Hyrule Christmas is now available on all storefronts and streaming platforms:

A Merry Hyrule Christmas on All Storefronts

The full tracklist for A Merry Hyrule Christmas is as follows:

01. Kakariko Village
02. O Sacred Light
03. Clock Town Sleigh Ride
04. Silent Knight
05. Carol of the Goddess
06. Dragon Roost Hymn
07. Din Rest Ye Merry Deku Scrubs
08. The Twelve Days of Christmas

“A Merry Hyrule Christmas is the first album to combine music from The Legend of Zelda franchise with classic holiday tunes of various genres,” comments arranger and producer Eric Buchholz. “We have Zelda music with a Christmas twist, as well as Christmas music with a Zelda twist!. My goal was to create an album of videogame music that could blend in seamlessly with classic holiday tunes. I love the idea of folks being able to ‘trick’ their parents, grandparents, and family into listening to videogame music—without them realizing it!”

Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition: Season 2 Announced

Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios today announced the Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition: Season 2, marking the return of the global esports program featuring the hit videogame Mortal Kombat 11, the fastest selling title in franchise history with more than 8 million units sold globally to date. Scheduled to begin on Dec. 5, the upcoming season will introduce an online only format with all matches available to play exclusively on PlayStation®4 consoles via its PS4™ Tournaments feature. Online registration is now open for all players and can be accessed by visiting: https://playst.cc/mk11-pro-kompetition.

The Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition: Season 2 will offer Kombatants of all ranks a chance to compete online in three different regional divisions representing North America, Latin America, Europe, Oceania and the Middle East for a share of the $60,000 USD prize pool. Each division will be broken out by territory and host eight separate regular season online events for players to earn Pro Kompetition points used to qualify for each respective regional final, which will produce one winner per division. Players will also be able to utilize fighters from the recently released Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, including Mileena, Rain and Rambo.

PlayStation’s Competition Center will serve as the central hub for all registration, matches, live bracket updates and general information related to the Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition: Season 2, accessible by visiting https://playst.cc/mk11-pro-kompetition.

The Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition: Season 2 global divisions include:

Please note the following requirements to participate in online matches:

  • Must own or have access to Mortal Kombat 11 on PS4™
  • Must own or have access to an active PlayStation®Plus* subscription
  • Must have a valid PlayStation Network account with an associated PSN ID
  • Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible

Developed by NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest installment in the critically-acclaimed Mortal Kombat franchise, named Fighting Game of the Year at the 23rd D.I.C.E. Awards by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and Best Fighting Game of 2019 by IGN.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is available now on all platforms and provides the definitive Mortal Kombat 11 experience with the addition of Kombat Pack 2 featuring new playable fighters – Mileena, Rain and Rambo – along with the previously released Mortal Kombat 11 main game, Kombat Pack 1 and Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion.

Varjo Unveils Human-Eye Resolution VR Headsets

Varjo™, the leader in high-performance XR/VR hardware and software, today announced the launch of its next generation human-eye resolution XR/VR headsets – the XR-3 and VR-3. These two new professional-grade headsets continue Varjo’s ‘Resolution Revolution’ as the latest devices in a product line committed to delivering unsurpassed visual fidelity across industries where absolute precision is necessary, including training and simulation, design, engineering, medical and research. 

As demand for virtual and mixed reality use cases continues to rise, particularly as much of the world continues to work remotely, the latest offerings from Varjo deliver the cutting-edge tools needed to scale XR/VR adoption within every industry. Featuring human-eye resolution, a 115° field of view, integrated eye and hand tracking, XR-3 inside-out tracking and pixel perfect mixed reality depth awareness, professional users can perform at their highest level in a fully immersive environment.

“Our team has been working non-stop throughout 2020 to further push the envelope of what is possible in XR and VR. The new XR-3 and VR-3 are the most advanced, zero-compromise devices on the market and suitable for any professional workflow,” said Urho Konttori, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Varjo. “We are especially excited by the introduction of depth awareness in the XR-3 through combined LiDAR and RGB video, enabling the most realistic mixed reality experiences ever seen. With our highest-performance XR, Varjo is setting the new standard for professional immersive computing and paving the way for a collaborative, cloud-enabled mixed reality workplace.” 

The XR-3 and VR-3 unlock new professional applications and make photorealistic virtual and mixed reality more accessible than ever. For example, the new headsets provide pilots and flight crews with an unmatched level of realism that replicates the exact feeling and conditions needed for rigorous training and simulation. Designers and creatives can experience perfect 3D visualizations – meaning textures, reflections, colors, text, curvature and angles in shapes can be seen in stunning clarity with the widest color gamut of any headset. Lastly, first responders or surgical teams can train together in an immersive reality, improving ways of working, communication and readiness for any medical scenario.

Key features of both the XR-3 and VR-3 include: 

  •     Industry’s highest resolution in a 115° field of view. This is possible through Varjo’s full frame Bionic Display™ with double the human-eye resolution area (at over 70 pixels per degree) compared to previous generations. The headsets now also support ultra-high resolution across the full frame, as well as color accuracy that mirrors the real world. 
  •     Twice the performance for enhanced levels of realism and visual clarity. With a refresh rate of 90 Hz, the XR-3 and VR-3 also have the world’s fastest and most accurate eye tracking integrated in XR/VR headsets at up to 200 Hz, giving users optimized visual fidelity through foveated rendering. Both devices also feature integrated Ultraleap™ hand tracking for natural interactions. 
  •     Improved comfort and usability with 3-point precision fit headband, 40% lighter weight, active cooling, and ultra-wide optical design removing eye strain and simulator sickness 
  •     Complete software compatibility with Unity™, Unreal Engine™, OpenXR 1.0 (in early 2021) and hundreds of industrial 3D engines and applications, including Autodesk VRED™, Lockheed Martin Prepar3d™, VBS BlueIG™ and FlightSafety Vital™

Key features specific to the XR-3 include: 

  •     The industry’s first depth awareness with LiDAR and stereo RGB video pass-through to deliver seamless merging of real and virtual for perfect occlusions and full 3D world reconstruction 
  •     Inside-out tracking enables users to determine the precise position of the XR-3 within the environment. This vastly improves tracking accuracy and removes the need for SteamVR™ base stations

With the launch of VR-3 and XR-3, Varjo also modernizes its software offering by introducing Varjo Subscriptions to replace the previous software and support services. Professional customers can now more easily and flexibly manage and acquire Varjo software from a dedicated portal. 

The Varjo XR-3 is available for enterprise purchase for $5,495 (USD and Euros) together with Varjo Subscription, which starts at $1,495 (USD and Euros) for a required one-year base subscription. The Varjo VR-3 can be purchased for $3,195 (USD and Euros) along with a one-year subscription starting at $795. With a new price point of the headsets, Varjo is accelerating organizations’ ability to bring immersive technology into the workplace. 

Both the XR-3 and VR-3 headsets are available for order immediately on varjo.com or through one of the more than 35 authorized resellers in the company’s global reseller network, while shipments start in early 2021.

Planet Zoo: Aquatic Pack Announcement Trailer

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) today announced a Planet Zoo expansion that’s certain to make waves. The Aquatic Pack is an all-new, water-based DLC featuring everything players need to turn their zoos into magical marine menageries. Introducing never-before-seen additions to Frontier’s ultimate zoo simulation, Planet Zoo: Aquatic Pack will be available on Steam from December 8 for $9.99.

With Planet Zoo: Aquatic Pack players can plunge to new depths of zoo keeping with five iconic water-dwelling animals, as well as a wealth of aqua-inspired foliage, scenery and zoo construction pieces. Whether odes to the ocean or tributes to the tides, players can adorn their zoos with eye-catching murals depicting wild jungles and icy tundra, pick reflective materials embracing water’s mirror-like qualities, display graceful new animal sculptures, and even create their own cascading waterfalls.

Adding to the abundance of existing animals in Planet Zoo, the Aquatic Pack turns the tide, offering a completely new dimension for budding zookeepers to explore and enjoy. Welcoming the wonderful Diamondback Terrapin, charming Giant Otter, beautiful Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman, brilliant Grey Seal and adventurous King Penguin, players and guests alike will delight as they watch these new additions interact with their watery environments in a whole new way.

With over 170 new scenery pieces included in the Aquatic Pack, zookeepers have everything they could need to enrich and expand their zoos. This new range of construction items and blueprints contains both valuable building pieces and aquatic-themed content enabling players to add fresh and functional fauna or flora to their existing zoos, or build entirely new water-based areas.

Also included is a brand new timed scenario. Players will head to Oregon, USA and get busy managing a unique zoo set around a drained riverbed. This water-centric location will test players’ skills with its tight space restrictions. Featuring lots of elevation to play with, there’s more than enough room for visionaries, by completing habitats, introducing animals, and training staff, it’ll be profitable in no time.

In addition to the Aquatic Pack, existing players can discover a wealth of new content as part of the latest free content update. This update will include new foliage and enrichment items, the ability to educate guests through the addition of educational animal talks, quality of life updates, as well as a brand new timed scenario, letting players journey to the jaw-dropping environment of the Philippines as they transform disused rice terraces into a fledgling zootopia, while pushing conservational awareness.

For full details of the free content update check out https://www.planetzoogame.com/news/planet-zoo-1-4-update

Please note the Planet Zoo: Aquatic Pack requires the Planet Zoo base game in order to download and play. Planet Zoo is available now on Steam with an RRP of $44.99, Planet Zoo Deluxe Edition RRP for $54.99 or the Planet Zoo Deluxe Upgrade Pack for $11.99.

G.I. Sportz Inc Restructures and Sells to Kore Outdoor Inc

G.I. Sportz Inc., a global leader in the manufacturing of high-quality paintball products, today announced the completion of a restructuring process that has culminated in its sale to Kore Outdoor Inc. (“Kore”). Kore is a newly established entity owned by existing G.I. Sportz majority shareholder Fulcrum Capital Partners (“Fulcrum”), and shareholders that include members of the management team and Richmond Italia.

The restructuring under the Kore name is designed to strengthen the company and ensure uninterrupted service to its customers worldwide. Kore will continue to operate a portfolio of brands which includes G.I. Sportz, Empire, Tippman, Spyder, JT and VForce. Collectively, these brands comprise the world’s best-selling and most comprehensive suite of paintball products.

“We are very excited to complete this important process and turn our full attention to meeting the needs of the paintball community,” said Billy Ceranski, CEO of Kore. “We take our leadership position seriously and look forward to continuing to serve our customers with innovative and reliable products.”

“The establishment of Kore Outdoor sets the stage for long-term success as the world’s premier manufacturer and supplier of paintball products,” said Greg Collings, Chairman of Kore and a partner of Fulcrum. “We have helped optimize the operations and ensured that the team has the resources necessary to compete successfully and grow the business.”

Kore will continue to be run by the existing management team. In conjunction with the sale, G.I. Sportz President Billy Ceranski has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kore, G.I. Sportz Chief Financial Officer Paul Antoniadis has been appointed Senior Vice President and CFO of Kore, and Dave “Opie” Thomas will continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer.