July 18,2018 — Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame inspired by Chaosium’s classic pen and paper RPG, will begin the spread of madness on October 30 this year – just in time for Halloween. Lock the doors, turn off the lights, and uncover the chilling mysteries of this Narrative RPG game, descending deep into a world of inevitable insanity and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft’s iconic universe.
Four new screenshots give you a glimpse of what’s to come across the deep, single-player story following private investigator Edward Pierce’s as he scours the island of Darkwater for answers regarding the mysterious deaths of the Hawkins family. Lead him along the razor’s edge of madness, as he’s confronted with a terrifying web of conspiracies, cultists, and cosmic horrors…
Nothing is as it seems. Sanity is an irregular bedfellow, all too often replaced by whisperings in the dark. Strange creatures, weird science, and shadowy cults dominate the Cthulhu Mythos, intent on realizing their mad schemes to bring about the end of all. Your mind will suffer – balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. 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.
Streaming service Plex has announced that it now supports cross-platform “Watch Together” viewing, meaning that users on their Gear VRs, Oculus GOs, and others can watch programming in the same virtual room, theater – or – my personal favorite: A VR Drive-In! Additionally, Plex Pass users will have access to virtual surround sound! You can find the full details at the official Plex Blog.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands – July 18, 2018 – Today, SOEDESCO has announced that gamers will soon be able to hit the roads as Truck Driver enters its closed beta stage. Truck Driver has already come a long way in development. Since its announcement last month, it has had a number of additions to enrich the trucking experience. Those interested in following and shaping the game from the get go can sign up for the closed beta now: http://truckdriver.soedesco.com/beta/.
Bas de Jonge, Marketing Manager at SOEDESCO, has a surprise to share: “We’ve already had a lot of interest in the closed beta of the game, following a hidden link in the first teaser trailer we released for Truck Driver! Those lucky gamers will be of some of the first to play the game in its early stages, but now we’re ready to add more.”
Truck Driver developer Triangle Studios is delighted with the excited reactions that have been received so far. A lot of work has gone into the development of Truck Driver since the initial announcement, for example adding a day and night-cycle and improving graphical quality and density of the map. To showcase some of these updates, a set of brand new screenshots have been released to illustrate Truck Driver’s day and night cycle for the very first time, and more will be revealed soon.
Now, the game is ready to be tested by a select group of independent gamers in closed beta. The feedback received during the closed beta will prove to be very helpful in shaping the next stage of the development process.
Truck Driver features:
Enjoy a trucking experience focused on your career as a truck driver
Build stronger relationships with the local community with each job
Customize your truck with tons of parts and tune it to your liking
Explore a vast open world and watch it progress with you
Navigate through beautiful landscapes and fully explorable cities
SAN FRANCISCO —July 17, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios announced that Bring the Crunch, downloadable content (DLC) for South Park™: The Fractured But Whole™, will be available on next-gen platforms and Windows PC on July 31. From South Park Digital Studios and developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, Bring the Crunch adds a whole new story campaign and “Final Girl” superhero class to South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Bring the Crunch will be available for the suggested retail price of $11.99.
In Bring the Crunch, your newest buddy, Mint-Berry Crunch, aka Bradley Biggle, aka Gok-zarah, has just arrived from his home planet of Kokujon with the tremendous power of mint and berries. Meanwhile, an idyllic summer at Lake Tardicaca turns into a nightmare when the camp counselors go missing. With the fate of summer camp in jeopardy, Fastpass sends out a Coonstagram distress signal. Team up with FastPass, Doctor Timothy, Professor Chaos and the newest member of the Coon & Friends, Mint-Berry Crunch, to save summer camp.
Players will also be able to embrace the new “Final Girl” class and overcome insurmountable odds to survive. This superhero class brings new combat tactics and traps to take down spooky enemies. After saving Lake Tardicaca, players will be able to bring their new powers and buddy to the rest of their superhero adventure.
For more information about South Park: The Fractured But Whole, please visit southparkgame.com, and for the latest on all Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.
Los Angeles – July 17, 2018 – FoxNext Games, a division of 20th Century Fox and Fox Networks Group, makes its debut at San Diego Comic-Con this year. FoxNext Games will bring fan-favorite games to life with a wide variety of live activities, from San Diego Comic Con-exclusive giveaways, photo opportunities, daily raffles and gameplay demos at the FoxNext Games booth #2543.
Fans can pick up a MARVEL Strike Force custom Marvel comic book and exclusive inspirational posters. MARVEL Strike Force’s Creative Director, Jason Bender, will take to the Hall H stage for the MARVEL Games panel, hosted by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller, on July 19 from 1-2 p.m.
The Simpsons: Tapped Out fans will not want to miss a larger-than-life photo opportunity that brings a mobile screen moment to real-life scale at the booth.
There will also be a daily raffle for exclusive merchandise and a drawing at the end of SDCC for a chance to win a grand prize.
For all the latest updates at SDCC, follow @FoxNext on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Details on each featured game below:
In The Simpsons: Tapped Out, from EA and Gracie Films, Homer accidentally caused a meltdown that wiped out Springfield. D’OH! Now it’s up to players to rebuild it. From the writers of The Simpsons, tap into a city-building game that lets players create their own living, breathing Springfield. To quote Homer from the game: “It’s life-ruiningly fun.”
Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game is a puzzle-based game from FoxNext Games and Jam City that gives players a chance to interact and engage with their favorite characters from the Family Guy universe and provides an entry into the hilarious world of Quahog, where they can serve drinks to Peter Griffin and the cast, collect condoms for Quagmire, battle Giant Chicken in epic Boss Fights and more.
MARVEL Strike Force, from FoxNext Games Los Angeles, takes fans deep into crazy combos of Avengers, Guardians, Defenders and more. Players can create powerful alliances, collect new gear and upgrades to make their teams stronger and dominate the enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D. in this tactical squad-based game.
Calabasas, Calif. – July 17, 2018 – Hello Games, an indie development team based in the United Kingdom, released a new trailer today revealing the first look at multiplayer gameplay in No Man’s Sky. The new mode will be added to the limitless procedural universe across all platforms next week via the No Man’s Sky NEXT update, coinciding with the game’s launch on Xbox One, in a publishing partnership with 505 Games for physical retail.
With this launch, players across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam for PC will be able to explore, fight and survive with friends as they voyage across the vast celestial sandbox. Catch a glimpse of all the all-new experience here:
Upcoming content featured in the trailer includes:
New Multiplayer Mode:
Team up with a small group of friends to explore the universe together, or joined with random travellers online
Help friends stay alive, or prey on others to survive
Build shelter or complex colonies together to share with your team
Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies
Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks and trails to share online
Extensive Visual Overhaul:
Play in third or first person, both on-foot and in ship
Gaze on planetary rings and improved space visuals that make space more beautiful than ever
Explore dramatically improved planetary terrain generation, ground textures, water and clouds that bring the environment to life
Enjoy significantly more detail added to ships, NPCs and buildings
Unlimited Base Building:
Build bases anywhere on any planet, with hundreds of new base parts added to the game
Create bigger and better bases than ever before, with dramatically increased base building complexity and size limits
Architect and own multiple bases
Assemble and upgrade a fleet of frigates and command them from the bridge of your freighter
Send your fleet out to into the universe or deploy them to help you as you explore a specific system
Build a truly custom capital ship with improved freighter base building
Invite your friends aboard and take on challenging multiplayer missions from the Galactic Commision Station on your bridge
No Man’s Sky launches on Xbox One on Tuesday, July 24 in North America and Friday, July 27 in Europe. 505 Games will distribute the physical Xbox One version worldwide. For more information about No Man’s Sky and the upcoming NEXT update, please visit:https://www.nomanssky.com/.
July 17, 2018 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a free game improvement update for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, featuring a host of new enhancements and content to provide existing players and newcomers with the best gameplay experience. This robust update brings together a multitude of different elements, including a richer campaign experience, streamlined post-game Epilogue, new player skins and Legendary gear and the removal of the market, in addition to hundreds of other improvements. Below is a short list of the latest changes. To check out the full rundown of content updates, visit: https://community.wbgames.com/t5/Support/bd-p/SOWSupport
Removal of the Market: The market and microtransactions have been completely removed from Shadow of War. Orcs recruited through Online Vendettas and Ranked Conquests will now be stored in the Garrison, and in-game Mirian can now be used to train, upgrade and customize your personal Orc army.
Changes to the Shadow Wars: Renamed the Epilogue, the post-campaign has been vastly streamlined to include new narration from Shelob, the Witch-king and Dark Talion. Victory in the Epilogue rewards players with the Masks of the Nazgûl, unlocks powerful new abilities to raise the dead, curse enemies and summons more powerful monsters. And players also have the option to continue upgrading and defending their fortresses and army in Mordor after the final credits conclude.
More Ways to Customize & Build Your Character: The follower level cap has now been increased to 80 and the enemy Captain level cap has been increased to 85. Plus, players can level up faster with greater XP rewards for Nemesis Missions, defeating Captains and Online Conquests. New Prestige Skills are available and offer incremental upgrades to skills. Players can also spend Mirian to upgrade gear to current levels by completing the upgrade challenge, and these gear upgrades now allow players to re-roll abilities for the perfect combo.
Nemesis Improvements: There are more Legendary Orcs to encounter, more ways to get Training Orders (incl. Legendary Training Orders) and followers can now surprise players with the occasional gift. And if any followers are too keen to help out and have been stealing kills, there is now the option to turn off the Savior feature in the menu.
New Player Skins: Players can now take the fight to Sauron as Celebrimbor, reliving the first War for Mordor, or battle as Dark Eltariel and Baranor.
Fremont, CA – July 17, 2018 – Today EPI, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips monitors, announces the availability of the Philips Momentum 43” 4K HDR Quantum Dot Monitor (436M6VBPAB), the world’s first DisplayHDR 1000 monitor with the new Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) DisplayHDR 1000 Certification.
The Momentum utilizes several unique features that make it a fantastic option as the centerpiece of home entertainment. It provides a stunning viewing experience with Quantum Dot color, 4K resolution and exclusive HDR performance. The high resolution and wide color gamut pair perfectly with 4K streaming services like Netflix or VUDU from any streaming device.
The Momentum also heightens the immersion of console gaming. Unlike a traditional television, the Momentum takes advantage of Adaptive Sync for tear-free console gaming, incredibly low input lag for fast-paced games and its Ambiglow technology to add a new dimension to the entertainment viewing experience. This technology projects light downward around from the screen in 12 colors for a beautiful ambient experience.
Due to the Momentum 436M6’s DisplayHDR 1000 Certification, it features a wider range of more accurate colors – especially dark reds and greens – that stay crisp and clear even in bright light. DisplayHDR 1000 delivers a peak brightness of up to 1,000 cd/m2, incomparable contrast and captivating color, that makes images come to life with much greater brightness while also featuring much deeper, more nuanced darks. It renders a fuller palette of rich new colors seen on the display.
“The Philips Momentum 43-inch 4K display brings a new level of picture performance that will offer a more intense console gaming and entertainment experience,” said David Ray, Marketing Director for North America at EPI. “Whether users are streaming 4K video or playing the latest games, the Momentum’s feature set will greatly outperform the traditional TV users are used to.”
The Philips Momentum 43 is now available at Best Buy and Amazon for $999.99.
FREMONT, CA, July 17th, 2018 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today unveiled the latest addition to its Carbide Series of enthusiast PC cases, the CORSAIR Carbide Series SPEC-06 RGB. A tempered glass side panel and RGB-lit front panel showcase and highlight your build, while Direct Airflow Path™ design delivers cool air to the systems hottest components and keeps your PC ahead of the curve.
With a beautiful tempered glass side panel, the SPEC-06 RGB allows you to show off your system in style, highlighted by a stunning RGB-lit curve recessed into the distinctive front panel. The integrated RGB front lighting is easily controlled by a built-in three-switch controller that adds dramatic illumination to your system, with seven different colors, two lighting speeds, and five color shifting modes including color wave, heartbeat, rainbow wave and more. Let your PC shine bright with vibrant patterns or stick to solid colors to match your setup.
Beneath its bold design, the SPEC-06 RGB can accommodate a wealth of high-end PC hardware and cooling options. Two included 120mm cooling fans and CORSAIR Direct Airflow Path™ design ensure cool air is directed to the hottest components, with room for up to six 120mm fans and to install even the largest 360mm CORSAIR Hydro Series™ H150i PRO RGB Liquid CPU Cooler. Expansive storage space allows for up to four 2.5in SSDs and two 3.5in HDDs, giving you the storage capacity you need.
The SPEC-06 RGB’s builder-friendly internal layout enables quick and easy installation with intuitively placed rubber gromets and cut-outs that allow even first-time builders to create a great looking system. A plethora of cable tie-downs and a full-length PSU cover facilitate clean cable management, while removable dust filters in the roof, floor and front keep your system clean long after the build is finished.
Available in white or black, the SPEC-06 RGB (pictured left) is also available with single color LED lighting as the CORSAIR Carbide Series SPEC-06, available in white (white LED) or black (red LED).
July 16, 2018 – Chaos is coming to San Diego Comic-Con 2018, courtesy of LEGO DC Super-Villains, the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from across the DC universe. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and DC Entertainment will be hosting a LEGO DC Super-Villains panel and the game will be available for consumer hands-on throughout the show.
Check out the full San Diego Comic-Con schedule for LEGO DC Super-Villains below:
LEGO DC Super-Villains Panel – Join us in Room 6A and meet the creators and voice actors of the game on Friday, July 20 at 2:15 pm. The panel will feature Arthur Parsons, Head of Design, TT Games, and Ames Kirshen, VP, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment, as well as several members of the stellar voice cast, including:
Kevin Conroy (Batman)
Tara Strong (Harley Quinn)
Julie Nathanson (Silver Banshee)
And moderated by content creator and host Andrea Rene
Talent Poster Signings – Kevin Conroy and Tara Strong will be at the DC Comics booth (#1915) after the panel from 3:30 – 4:30 pm (on July 20) to sign memorabilia. Fans can register in advance through the website to enter a lottery for wristbands for the signings.
Villain/Villainess Stage Walk – Whether you’re a Joker, Harley Quinn or another member of the DC Super-Villains family, now’s your chance to show off your killer cosplay outfit at the Villain/Villainess stage walk on July 20 at 5:30 pm at the DC Comics booth (#1915).
Live Demo and Hands-On – The game will be playable at the LEGO booth (#2829), DC Comics booth (#1915) and the WB Booth (#4545) during normal show hours.
LEGO DC Super-Villains will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch, and PC beginning October 16, 2018.