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Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest Dev Diary #1

Rage gets things done. The first dev diary about the upcoming game of savage horror – Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest has been released.

Heart of the Forest is a narrative adventure game based on the legendary role-playing system Werewolf: The Apocalypse. You play as Maia, a young woman looking to uncover her family’s history. In the pursuit of past mysteries, she arrives at the Białowieża Forest, an ancient wilderness full of ancient and dangerous secrets.

Different Tales and Walkabout Games have prepared an entire series of short stories presenting their history with the World of Darkness setting and their views on the werewolf mythos. They will also discuss various elements of the game, including art, design, and characters.

The first entry in the dev diary series explains how our lead designer got into Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Incidentally, him becoming a fan included being bit by a dog. Learn more in the video above.

Drone Swarm Story Trailer

Drone Swarm, the upcoming sci-fi strategy adventure game for PC will offer space fans not only control over a swarm of 32,000 drones, but also an exciting story that will catapult them directly into a gripping fight for mankind’s survival in the vast expanses of an unknown galaxy. Your main mission is to find a New Earth for the remaining human survivors after a catastrophic attack by the swarm you now control has devastated Earth. Now that everything you once knew has been reduced to ashes, you have become humanity’s last hope.

Gain some first impressions of the unique story of Drone Swarm in today’s story trailer:

The end of earth

21st January 2111 – Out of nowhere a gigantic sphere arrived in our orbit and a swarm of alien drones attacked Earth. This was the day life as we knew it came to an end. Families were ripped apart and cities destroyed, but people fought to survive until the very end. Mankind however did not stand a chance. Carter, an ex-soldier, and his brother Ayden tried to save as many helpless inhabitants of their city as possible – but when the military unleashed all available nukes in a last desperate attempt of defense, the fires of apocalypse consumed the planet.

The last of hope of mankind

When Earth laid in ruins and only a few survivors were left to hopelessly fight the swarm, Ayden subconsciously found out that he is the key to end this destruction – but it came with a heavy price: he had to sacrifice his own life. Ayden was able to transfer is soul into a drone and with this gained the ability to control it. Other 32.000 human psionics like Ayden resolved to sacrifice themselves as well to save the remains of humanity. This was how the psionics became mankind’s last hope. Another powerful psionic, Eva, discovered her special connection to the Sphere itself. Through it she was able understand its nature and found a way to build the Argo – an interstellar ship built around the Sphere designed for the search of New Earth.

The story in Drone Swarm

With the swarm now under human control you lead this mission as Captain Carter – the swarm is yours to command. But you are not alone, your fellow crew members will help you to accomplish your mission. But be careful, there are risks waiting. You will encounter unknown alien races. The Voohr and the Dashan are the two dominant factions in this region of the galaxy, only it is not predictable whether they are willing to talk or whether it will come to inevitable conflicts.

The team behind the Drone Swarm story

The universe and story of Drone Swarm is the result of a collaboration between 451 Media and stillalive studios. 451 Media, co-founded by star director Michael Bay, will publish Drone Swarm comics that tell the prequel story. Meanwhile, Austrian developer stillalive studios is working with publisher astragon Entertainment on an action-packed strategy adventure game in which you will control 32,000 drones against a wide variety of enemies.

Drone Swarm will be released in fall 2020 on Steam. It will have voiceovers in English and German. In addition to the two dubbed languages, there will be subtitles in 13 languages. A detailed listing can already be found on the Steam store page.

QuakeCon 2020 Schedule Revealed

We’re just over a week away from the kickoff of QuakeCon at Home, the global online event that will bring the fun and comradery of QuakeCon to the safety of home. We’re excited to celebrate the 25th annual QuakeCon with a global Super Stream, featuring a full weekend of nonstop live content from around the world. The schedule is packed with three days of celebrity influencer streams, live concerts, charity fundraising, developer panels and much more. The weekend kicks off with the traditional QuakeCon Welcome at 12 p.m. ET on August 7 and wraps up at 11 p.m. ET on August 9.

Fans can find everything they want to watch at twitch.tv/bethesda. For the full schedule and information, please check in at bethesda.net.

Here are some highlights fans can look forward to:

Friday, August 7

·         QuakeCon Digital Welcome with Pete Hines: 12 p.m. ET

·         Representation in Video Games panel discussion: 5 p.m. ET

·         Prey Tell, an interview with Actress Janina Gavankar and Lead Producer Susan Kath: 6:00 p.m. ET

·         DOOM Eternal Panel with Hugo Martin & Marty Stratton: 7:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, August 8

·         CHAD: A Fallout 76 Story Podcast – QuakeCon at Home Edition: 3 p.m. ET

·         Dishonored Tabletop RPG featuring Arkane Studios’ Harvey Smith: 6 p.m. ET

·         ESO Stream with Top UFC Middleweight Rob Whittaker: 11 p.m. ET

Sunday, August 9

·         Fallout 76: Global Community Team Free Play: 8 a.m. ET

·         Dishonored Tabletop Continued!: 1 p.m. ET

·         Quake World Championship – Grand Finals: 5 p.m. ET

·         Watch Poiised get scared half to death playing The Evil Within: 9 p.m. ET

Charity Initiatives
We are excited to continue QuakeCon’s charitable legacy in both a global and local way. QuakeCon viewers will be able to join us in donating to organizations directly from the official QuakeCon at Home Twitch stream, including Direct Relief, UNICEF, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and The Trevor Project.

QuakeCon at Home will also have new, exclusive “Dogvahkiin” and “Catodemon” t-shirts for sale, with 100 percent of the profits going to both our long-time Dallas animal adoption partner, Dallas Pets Alive, as well as FOUR PAWS, a global animal welfare organization.

Free Games and In-Game Goodies!
Once QuakeCon at Home kicks off, there will be a number of free game and in-game loot giveaways over the course of the weekend. Check them out below:

·         QUAKE for Free! – Throughout the weekend of QuakeCon, players can login to Bethesda.net and obtain a free digital copy of the original Quake on the Bethesda launcher. You must be logged into your Bethesda.net account to claim the free game.

·         Donate for QUAKE II – If donations reach the $10,000 mark, players will be granted a free digital copy of QUAKE II on the Bethesda launcher at a point soon after the event.

·         ESO In-Game Pet – Watch any of the official ESO streams each day and you will receive a QuakeCon-unique Twitch Drop, the Flame Atronach Pony pet, in addition to Ouroboros Crown Crates! Make sure you link your ESO and Twitch accounts ahead of time to qualify.

·         DOOM Eternal QuakeCon Slayer Skin – DOOM Eternal players can access a free in-game QuakeCon Slayer Skin, icon, and player badge across all platforms. Available until August 11.

·         QUAKE Champions Railgun Skin – Claim a free, exclusive QuakeCon 2020 Railgun skin in QUAKE Champions.

·         Fallout 76 Sheepsquatch Outfit and Mr. Fuzzy Backpack Demonic Variants – Claim these free in-game items from the Atomic Shop all weekend during QuakeCon, available across all platforms.

QuakeCon Twitch Team
This year the global QuakeCon community will unite and connect for the first time through the official QuakeCon at Home Twitch Team. The Team will celebrate QuakeCon, play and share games, and help raise money for the QuakeCon-supported charities. Some players will be featured on the QuakeCon Twitch Team page. You can register to be part of the QuakeCon Twitch Team here: https://quakecon.bethesda.net/en/signup/

Official QuakeCon at Home Swag
With luck, this will be the only QuakeCon at Home we ever have to hold, so this year’s tee-shirt will be truly one-of-a-kind. QuakeCon collectors still have a chance to pick up their QuakeCon at Home merch to complete the set!
– NA Bethesda Gear Store: https://beth.games/2ZtStON
– EU Bethesda Gear Store: beth.games/31E3vUq

QuakeCon Partner Giveaways
QuakeCon at Home’s amazing partners have put together some awesome giveaways for fans who tune into our streams and interact with us on Twitter at @QuakeCon and @Bethesda. Check out just a few of those giveaways to look out for over the course of the event below and stay tuned to learn how to win them!

·         noblechairs is giving away two of their amazing chairs, one Fallout and the other DOOM themed

·         One custom DOOM Eternal Xbox One X

·         One custom DOOM Eternal PS4 Pro

·         A number of Razer Peripheral Prize Packages

·         Four Alienware 410K Keyboards

·         A SteelSeries Ultimate Peripheral Prize pack including an Apex Pro keyboard, an Arctis Pro headset, and Rival 650 Wireless mouse

·         ViewSonic Elite Gaming Monitors and Portable Projectors

·         Along with a number of Full Peripheral Prize Packages, One grand prize collection from our friends at Corsair, Elgato, and Origin of a keyboard, mouse, mousepad, headset, origin PC, Elgato streamdeck, keylight, cam link & wave microphone

NASCAR Heat 5 DLC Announced

Developer 704Games and publisher Motorsport Games have announced that the first major DLC update for NASCAR Heat 5, officially licensed by NASCAR, will be available to purchase on July 30. This new content pack, included in the Season Pass and priced at $12.99 for non-Season Pass players, includes 41 NASCAR Cup Series paint schemes, 10 NASCAR Xfinity Series schemes, and three new in-game challenges.

The following paint schemes are included in the DLC Pack:

NASCAR Cup Series: Alex Bowman (Axalta), Alex Bowman (Cincinnati), Aric Almirola (Pure Farmland), Austin Dillon (Keep America Beautiful), Brad Keselowski (Alliance Parts), Chad Finchum (Smithbuilt), Chase Elliott (Hooters), Chase Elliott (Mountain Dew Zero), Chase Elliott (Unifirst), Chris Buescher (Sunny D), Christopher Bell (Procore), Clint Bowyer (Blue Def), Cole Custer (Haas Tooling), Corey LaJoie (Drydene), Corey LaJoie (Pala Casino), Daniel Suarez (Commscope), Denny Hamlin (FedEx Freight), Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground), Erik Jones (Craftsman), Erik Jones (Sports Clips), Erik Jones (Stanley), J.H. Nemecheck (Berrys Bulletts), J.H. Nemecheck (FAS), Joey Gase (Donate Life), Joey Logano (AAA SoCal), Kevin Harvick (Jimmy Johns), Kurt Busch (Gear Wrench), Kyle Busch (Fudge Brownie), Kyle Busch (Snickers White), Martin Truex Jr. (SiriusXM), Michael McDowell (FR8 Auctions), Ryan Blaney (Advance Auto), Ryan Blaney (Pennzoil/Menards), Ryan Newman (Koch), Ryan Preece (Velveeta), Timmy Hill (Roof Claim), Tyler Reddick (Alsco), Tyler Reddick (I Am Second), Tyler Reddick (Tame the Beast), William Byron (Color of the Year) and William Byron (Hertz).

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Anthony Alfredo (Anderson’s Maple Syrup), Austin Cindric (Odyssey Battery), Brandon Jones (Toyota Service Centers), Brandon Jones (Turtle Wax/Menards), Chase Briscoe (Highpoint), Daniel Hemric (Southpoint), Joe Graf Jr. (Bucked Up Energy), Noah Gragson (Nationwide Children’s), Tommy Joe Martins (Skyview) and Vinnie Miller (Koolbox).

NASCAR Heat 5 is available now on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. It delivers the ultimate NASCAR video game experience, with 34 authentic tracks across the country in single-player, two-player split-screen, and online multiplayer for up to 40 racers.

Black Beauty Coming to Disney+

Disney+ announced today that a contemporary adaptation of Anna Sewell’s classic 19th century novel, “Black Beauty” will premiere on the streaming service later this year. Black Beauty is a wild mustang born free in the American west. When she is captured and taken away from family, her story intertwines with that of 17-year old Jo Green, similarly grieving over the loss of her parents. The two slowly develop a bond that is built on love, respect and mutual healing.

“Black Beauty” features Oscar® winner Kate Winslet (“The Reader”) as the voice of “Black Beauty” and stars Mackenzie Foy (“Interstellar”) as Jo Green; Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”) as John Manly; and Claire Forlani (“Meet Joe Black”) as Mrs. Winthorp.

“Black Beauty” is directed by Ashley Avis (“Adolescence”) who also wrote the screenplay. JB Pictures’ Jeremy Bolt (“Polar,” “Monster Hunter”) and Robert Kulzer (“Polar”) from Constantin Film are producers and Martin Moszkowicz, Edward Winters and Jon Brown are executive producers. Dylan Tarason is a co-producer, and Moonlighting Films president Genevieve Hofmeyr (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) is the South African producer.

“Black Beauty” is produced by Constantin Film and JB Pictures.

Frostpunk: On The Edge Release Date Reveal

We survived the Great Storm, but the path ahead is still marked with toil. A finding outside New London seems to be a blessing, but doesn’t every miracle come with a price? Lead the expedition to explore the uncharted parts of Frostland in Frostpunk: On The Edge. 11 bit studios is thrilled to present a new cinematic trailer, the first screenshots, and announce that the third and final expansion for its bestselling survival city-builder is coming to PC this August 20th.

While Frostpunk’s previous expansion, The Last Autumn, served as a prequel, On The Edge picks up when the base game has ended. The storm has exposed an army warehouse from times before the evacuation. A scouting party is sent from New London to set up an outpost and a steady chain of supplies. It’s time to take another step on the laborious path of rebuilding hope and leading humankind to survival. But… the world of Frostpunk is still full of embroiled dualities: trust or skepticism, independence or domination, union or separation. The question is, what path will you take?

Near the outpost, there are no animals to hunt, so you’ll be depending on food sent from New London and their favors are not inexhaustible. They have their demands too. Luckily, the weather is not so severe here, on the edge. For now, the people have managed to survive without a Generator, but for how long? Will you be able to lead them to survival, far from the capital city of New London? Play On The Edge – the final chapter of the thrilling Frostpunk story!

Frostpunk: One The Edge awaits you with:

-A gripping survival story set after events of the original game
-Circumstances will force players to explore and adapt to the frozen wilderness
-A brand-new map with unique structures
-New methods to divide or unite your people
-New mechanics to build economic and diplomatic relations

Frostpunk: On The Edge will be available Aug. 20th, 2020 on PC via Steam, GOG.com, and Humble Store. More details will arrive soon so be sure to add the expansion to your Steam Wishlist here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1147010/Frostpunk_On_The_Edge/.

On The Edge is part of Frostpunk’s Season Pass containing all expansions, which can be found here: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/11780/Frostpunk_Season_Pass/

Destroy All Humans! Out Now

Puny Humans, rejoice! The day has finally arrived, today Destroy All Humans! is available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, and PC. These devices will allow you to witness the glory of the Furon Empire in your living room, no need to bring your resistance to the outside world!

Get ready to be annihilated, when Cryptosporidium-137 arrives:
Xbox Owners: It’s 3 PM UTC
PlayStation 4 Players: the invasion has already begun for you!
PC Gamers: The Game will launch at 10 AM PDT

Public Voting Open for World of Warships Tattoo Contest

In honor of National Tattoo Day, fans of World of Warships and World of Warships: Legends submitted their naval-inspired tattoos for a chance to win prizes and possibly see their tattoo inspire an upcoming in-game ship camouflage.

With 186 entries, the photo contest far exceeded expectations, providing quite a challenge for the World of Warships team to choose the top 10 for public voting. Viewers can visit the photo gallery linked here to vote for their favorite tattoo among the top 10. Voting will close on July 31.

The tattoo with the most likes will receive a $1,000 (USD) gift certificate to be used for a new tattoo. In addition, 100 valid submissions will be randomly selected to receive in-game camouflage bundles which include the following:

World of Warships PC Players: 
5x Back-2-School
5x For meritorious service
5x Shadow Lurker
5x Red Heat
5x Trophy
5x Awarded
5x Deserved
5x Triumphant

World of Warships Legends Players: 
10x Red, White, and Blue
10x Victory
10x Hunter
10x Type 4

For a complete overview of the campaign, including prizes and rules, visit here.

Bill & Ted Face the Music Comic-Con@Home Full Panel

Orion Pictures’ BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC just gave the most excellent panel discussion at this year’s Comic-Con@Home. Moderated by Kevin Smith, this panel included cast members Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine and William Sadler, as well as director Dean Parisot and screenwriters Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Fans can now watch the panel at the link below.

Watch the Comic-Con@Home panel HERE:

The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Keanu Reeves). The now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe, with the helped by their daughters (played by Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine), a new batch of historical figures and a few music legends. The film also stars Kid Cudi, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Carrigan, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Jillian Bell, Holland Taylor, Beck Bennett, William Sadler, Hal Landon Jr. and Amy Stoch.

BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC will be released on demand and in theaters on September 1, 2020.

RIDE 4 New Gameplay Trailer Released

Milestone unveiled today a new trailer of RIDE 4, the latest chapter of its beloved franchise dedicated to all two-wheel lovers that will be released on October 8th, that gives a glimpse of the cutting-edge level of visual fidelity the game reached in both bike and tracks modelling.

The new trailer, which was created using the game engine exclusively, shows some incredible bike details that have been perfectly reproduced from their real-life counterparts. Even the cockpit is a perfect reproduction of the real thing, both in terms of design and dynamic elements. The data on the dashboard changes in real-time, speed, temperature, traction control…even the oil bottle vibrates according to the movements of the bike!

All bike models in RIDE 4 have been created from the ground up using the most advanced technologies and the original CAD and 3D scans of real models, to bring to life authentic and lifelike replicas of the most iconic motorcycles, even the rarest and most exclusive ones.

Together with the new trailer Milestone also revealed the RIDE 4 retail Special Edition for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, that will feature a Steelbook dedicated to the iconic Yamaha R1 2020 and allows access to the Season Pass, that will include 65 new bikes, 2 new tracks and 150 new events!

Together with its a cutting-edge level of visual fidelity that brings to life authentic and lifelike replicas of the most iconic motorcycles, RIDE 4 features a unique gameplay experience, with a completely renewed Career mode. Players will face fast-paced challenges all over the world that culminate with ultimate Championships with the most powerful Sportbikes, including a brand-new Endurance mode, the hardest challenge that only the best virtual riders can face. This new game mode allowed Milestone to boost the level of realism and authenticity with dynamic lighting and weather conditions, and Pit Stops for tires and fuel management. When the competition gets tough, strategy becomes crucial to succeed!

Already available for pre-orders, RIDE 4 will be released on October 8th, 2020 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC/STEAM.