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Harrah’s Las Vegas Re-Opens June 5

Las Vegas (May 29, 2020) – Caesars Entertainment Corporation (“Caesars Entertainment” or the “Company”) today announced Harrah’s Las Vegas will resume operations on Friday, June 5, 2020, at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. As previously announced, Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas and selected LINQ Promenade outlets will open on June 4, 2020, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with the High Roller Observation Wheel opening at noon on the 4th. The casino resorts will be offering a variety of food and beverage amenities, access to their outdoor pools, as well as slot machines and table games on the casino floors. The Company intends to comply with all reopening and operating directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and public health authorities.

“Initial customer demand to visit the Las Vegas Strip has been much stronger than anticipated, triggering our decision to reopen Harrah’s Las Vegas, in addition to Caesars Palace, Flamingo and LINQ Promenade, next week,” said Tony Rodio, CEO, Caesars Entertainment. “We look forward to welcoming back guests and employees to a casino resort environment where our enhanced health and safety protocols will be highly visible, including social distancing, frequent cleaning and sanitizing throughout the properties, as well as daily health screenings for all employees who will be at work,” Rodio added.

Upon reopening, Harrah’s Las Vegas will debut a $200 million multi-year resort transformation featuring newly renovated rooms and suites, a remodeled casino floor and hotel lobby, Buddy Valastro’s PizzaCake and the recently refreshed Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Resort guests and visitors will have access to the following amenities at Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas and The LINQ Promenade:

Caesars Palace

  • Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN (dinner only)
  • Old Homestead Steakhouse
  • Vanderpump Cocktail Garden
  • Café Americano
  • Vista Lounge
  • Venus Pool
  • Spanish Steps Bar
  • Lobby Bar
  • Montecristo Cigar Bar
  • DiFara Pizza
  • Starbucks
  • A selection of retail and restaurant outlets at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Flamingo Las Vegas, LINQ Promenade and High Roller Observation Wheel

  • X Bar
  • Bugsy’s Bar
  • Pizza To Go
  • Beach Club Resort Pool and GO Pool
  • A selection of The LINQ Promenade’s retail and restaurant outlets
  • High Roller Observation Wheel (12 p.m. – 12 a.m., daily)
  • As the Company previously announced, it is suspending fees for paid self-parking in Las Vegas.

Harrah’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas will also implement the Company’s previously announced health and safety protocols, enhancing existing plans and practices in these areas. The Company is focused on the well-being of team members, guests and the community, and is working to create an environment with enhanced standards of sanitization and physical distancing practices. Health screenings will be conducted on all employees before they return to work and employees will be screened every workday thereafter. Hotel guests will undergo temperature screening immediately prior to check in. Employees will be required to wear masks at work, and guests will be strongly encouraged to wear masks as well.

For more information on the Company’s health and safety protocols, visit: www.Caesars.com/health.

Further updates on Caesars Entertainment’s response to COVID-19 can be found at: www.Caesars.com/updates.

Spacebase Startopia Release Date and Gameplay Trailer

Ridgewood, NJ – (May 29, 2020) – Publisher Kalypso Media and in-house developer Realmforge Studios have today announced October 23rd 2020 as the official release date for upcoming construction management sim Spacebase Startopia, revealed alongside the launch of the closed beta and a brand-new gameplay trailer.

Following on from an exclusive reveal earlier this week on Twitch, the Spacebase Startopia beta will be unlocked today for all pre-purchase customers on the Kalypso Store, along with a special pre-purchase discount. The game is available in two versions, a Standard Edition consisting of the base game and beta access, and an Extended Edition which adds in-game items and a digital soundtrack into the mix for the true donut-shaped-space-station aficionado.

The beta is available English and German and offers an impressive amount of replay value, including three tutorial maps, two singleplayer missions and an early version of skirmish mode with randomized parameters, 15 rooms and three tech tree levels. More content will be added as part of regular updates leading up to the launch of the full game.

Spacebase Startopia is set to launch on October 23rd 2020 on Windows PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the Nintendo Switch version to follow in 2021.

The Unliving Reveal Trailer

Friday, 29th May 2020 – Team17 has today announced a partnership with RocketBrush Studio for its dark fantasy action role-playing game, The Unliving, which is currently in development for PC. The debut title for the studio, The Unliving combines roguelite and real-time strategy gameplay for a new (and undead) spin on the RPG genre.

In The Unliving, players wield the dark art of necromancy to command a growing army of the undead through a mystical world, wreaking havoc across humanity’s domains and turning fallen enemies into morbid servants. While the Necromancer may control the undead even he cannot escape death; with each reincarnation, players must learn from their mistakes, forge new strategies, and overcome the living, all while trying to unravel the secrets buried deep in forgotten corners of the world of The Unliving.

Aleks Rublev, Founder, RocketBrush Studio, said:

“The Unliving is the first title RocketBrush Studio has developed in its entirety as a team, and we’re thrilled to have Team17 on board to help us realise the vision we have for this ambitious undead title. We can’t wait for players to be able to experience commanding an increasingly powerful army of the dead to crush their enemies on the scale we’ve created in game.”

Max Everingham, Head of Publishing, Team17, said:

“Bringing The Unliving to our ever-expanding and creative stable of games at Team17 underlines our commitment to support great games and help studios realise their ambitions. RocketBrush Studio already has a track record in delivering distinctive in-game art assets for developers, and now it’s their turn to create a game themselves. The Unliving’s combination of real-time strategy, roguelite, and RPG gameplay promises a brand-new experience for players looking to test their skills.”

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NASCAR Heat 5 First Gameplay Trailer

May 29, 2020: Developer 704Games and publisher Motorsport Games have released the first gameplay trailer for NASCAR Heat 5, showcasing high-speed racing at iconic venues like Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Daytona International Speedway. Compete at 34 authentic tracks across North America in single player, two-player split screen multiplayer, and online multiplayer for up to 40 players in this definitive NASCAR video game experience.

NASCAR Heat 5 features all the official teams, cars and drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series, as well as the NASCAR Xfinity Series™, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™, and Xtreme Dirt Series. A host of gameplay additions and enhancements — including an immersive Career Mode with improved statistics and a new Testing Mode to perfect your set-up on every track — make NASCAR Heat 5 the deepest NASCAR game yet.

The Gold Edition of NASCAR Heat 5, which includes the game’s season pass and other exclusive content, will launch on July 7, 2020, on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam, with the Standard Edition arriving on July 10. Players who pre-order the game now at NASCARHeat.com will receive a bonus free Career Booster pack, $125,000 in-game cash, and premium Sunoco paint schemes.

To stay up to date with the latest news, follow NASCAR Heat on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

F1 2020 Hanoi Circuit First Look Trailer

Larkspur, Calif. (May 29, 2020) – Codemasters® today announces the second new circuit to be featured in F1® 2020, the official videogame of the 2020 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. Having revealed Circuit Zandvoort earlier in the campaign, the development team heads to Vietnam for Hanoi Circuit. This city location fuses a street circuit’s characteristics with a permanent track layout. The lap, recorded by the F1 2020 development team, features Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. The video can be viewed here:

Hanoi Circuit is 5.613km long, features 23 turns and takes inspiration from iconic F1 circuits such as Suzuka, Monaco and Nürburgring. Designed for action and overtaking, with two incredibly long straights, it promises to be one of the fastest circuits in the F1 calendar. With one of the shortest pit lanes, which removes both the final and first corners, pit-stop strategy could play a pivotal role in staying ahead of the competition.

“We’re always excited to create new experiences for our players. Hanoi Circuit delivers both thrills and challenges, set against the backdrop of the stunning city skyline,” said Codemasters’ F1 franchise Game Director, Lee Mather. “Hanoi Circuit is an adrenaline rush with high speeds, long straights and heavy braking zones, but it will punish anyone who doesn’t respect the walled sections.”

F1 2020 will release on Friday, July 10, 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox One X, Steam (PC), and Google Stadia (MSRP $59.99). Players who purchase the F1 2020 Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition (MSRP $69.99) will receive exclusive content and three days early access.

For future news and details on all the new features follow Formula 1 game website and social channels on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Release Date Trailer

LOS ANGELES (May 28, 2020) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced that FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES® Remastered Edition, the anticipated refresh of the beloved action-RPG adventure, will be available on August 27, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch™ system, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and iOS and Android mobile devices*, allowing adventurers to team up with cross-platform play.

Alongside updates to the visuals and audio, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition features a number of enhancements to make the experience more enchanting than ever. Character voiceovers, online multiplayer** with cross-play functionality, new items, and challenging new dungeons and bosses await as players explore a stunning fantasy world and make new memories, calling upon magic and might as they bond with fantastic characters and team up with friends to take down fearsome foes through fun action-RPG gameplay.

Additionally, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition introduces a brand-new ‘Mimic’ feature which will allow players to take the form of various characters they meet on their journey. By collecting stamps and visiting Moogle Houses, or completing difficult dungeons, players will acquire unique crystals which will allow them to change their appearance to that of their favorite FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES characters and continue their adventure in style.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition is rated T (Teen) and will be available on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 system, the App Store® and Google Play™ Store on August 27, 2020*. For more information visit https://sqex.link/tig.

OUTRIDERS Gameplay Trailer Released

LONDON, UK (May 28th, 2020) – SQUARE ENIX® debuted new gameplay footage from OUTRIDERS™, the highly anticipated upcoming RPG-Shooter from People Can Fly, the developers of Gears of War: Judgment and BULLETSTORM, and Square Enix External Studios, the minds behind SLEEPING DOGS® and JUST CAUSE®.

Seen through the lens of drop-in co-op, the First City gameplay reveals never-before-seen Pyromancer powers, brand-new, hyper-evolved creatures, information on the OUTRIDERS World Tier system, a look at an immersive new environment and more.

Set in an all-new, dark sci-fi world, OUTRIDERS is a true genre hybrid that combines the depth and story of an RPG and the intensity of third-person shooter combat with awe-inspiring powers. Deep character progression and itemization allow for a wide variety of creative class builds, and evolve People Can Fly’s trademark over-the-top, skill-based gameplay to create a brutal RPG-shooter experience.

“We are making the game we always wanted to play. The team at PCF are all gamers and we love shooters. Shooters are in our DNA and we have been making them for decades. At the same time, we also love RPG’s,” said Bartek Kmita, Creative Director of OUTRIDERS at People Can Fly. “We always wanted to play a deep RPG, with an epic story and the flexibility to create lots of interesting character builds, but we also wanted a skill-based, challenging and intense real-time combat system in our RPG. When the opportunity to create it ourselves came along, it was like a dream come true.”

The OUTRIDERS First City gameplay video is just one of the segments in the OUTRIDERS Broadcast, a new monthly show that will dive deep into the various features of the dark and desperate world of OUTRIDERS. Discover all-new gameplay, environments, character class deep dives, and updates from the team.

Watch the Full OUTRIDERS Broadcast #1 – Built for the Core here:

OUTRIDERS will release on PlayStation 5®, PlayStation 4®, Xbox Series X, the Xbox One family of devices, and PC in Holiday 2020.

DreamHack Partners with DTS for CSGO Tournaments

STOCKHOLM — DreamHack, the premier gaming lifestyle festival, and DTS, a world-renowned audio solutions brand, today announced a new partnership focused on DreamHack’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournaments DreamHack Masters and DreamHack Open. The partnership, which began during DreamHack Anaheim in February 2020, will run through the rest of the year, including the upcoming DreamHack Atlanta and DreamHack Winter festivals.

“It is always amazing to create new partnerships with fellow innovators in this industry,” said DreamHack Co-CEO Roger Lodewick. “Just as DreamHack is proud to be a pioneer in the growth and development of the esports industry over the last 25 years, DTS has been inventing and delivering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema and beyond in a similar time frame. All of us at DreamHack are excited to maximize this partnership to the benefit of our audiences.”

“DTS is incredibly excited for our global partnership with the iconic premier gaming event leader, Dreamhack,” said Sam Keene, Director, Digital Marketing for Xperi. “This collaboration will provide unique online and offline experiences for our passionate community of gamers as well as first-in-class opportunities for us around esports competitions. We’re thrilled to grow with Dreamhack and look forward to building an incredible partnership together!”

The DreamHack Masters Spring tournament began on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, and will feature 16 of the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) teams in the world competing for a share of the $300,000 prize pool.

DreamHack Open Summer tournament will begin in July 2020 and will be a combined online DreamHack Open stop featuring four regional tournaments and a total prize pool of $300,000.

For the past year, DTS has focused on elevating the conversation around audio in gaming, delivering technology that plays a crucial role in the video gaming and streaming experience. With the goal of creating meaningful opportunities for streamers and audiences alike, DTS will continue to expand its footprint within gaming, rolling out further partnerships and opportunities.

Those Who Remain Launch Trailer

Watford, UK – MAY 28, 2020 – Stay in the light…! Award-winning publisher, Wired Productions, in partnership with independent studio, Camel 101, today announced that their first-person psychological-thriller, Those Who Remain, is now digitally available worldwide for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X, via the Xbox Game Store, and Steam® for Windows PC.

The Standard Edition is now available for purchase at a launch SRP of £15.99 / €19.99 / $19.99, with a retail-exclusive Deluxe Edition set to launch globally on July 10th.

“Those Who Remain has been made with love by the passionate and talented brothers, Ricardo and Bruno, and the care and attention they have invested into this game is evident throughout,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “Fans of psychological thrillers will enjoy the suspenseful and tense gameplay throughout the story, and I’m thrilled that we can share this supernatural experience with players around the world.”

See what horrors lie in the town of Dormont in Those Who Remain by checking out the tense new launch trailer:

“It has been a long journey for Those Who Remain, starting from a very simple concept: using the fear of the dark to create and build on a new and eerie form of reality,” said Ricardo Cesteiro, Founding Studio Member and Lead Writer from developer Camel 101. “We hope players will enjoy writing their own story as they make their own choices while trying to survive what stares back from the shadows.”

Arkane Studios Celebrates 20 Years

May 28, 2020 – Since opening its doors in Lyon, France 20 years ago and eventually expanding with another office in Austin, Texas, Arkane Studios has been responsible for some of gaming’s most innovative and celebrated adventures. In that time, players have trekked the dank and treacherous dungeons of Arx Fatalis, the cold, foggy streets of Dishonored’s Dunwall, the sun-soaked vistas of Karnaca in Dishonored 2, and the unnerving space station halls of Prey’s Talos I.

Arkane’s games have been some of the most critically acclaimed titles of the last decade. Dishonored won 2012’s Game of the Year at The Game Awards, Dishonored 2 earned more than 100 ‘Best Of 2016’ awards and nominations, and Prey collected more than a hundred year end awards and nominations.

Over the next three weeks, Bethesda will celebrate Arkane’s 20th anniversary with giveaways, videos, AMAs, looks behind the scenes, and more. Tune into Twitch.tv/Bethesda to join in on the streams featuring Arkane developers and special guests. Find those times here.

Players can also celebrate with other fans by joining the new Arkane Outsiders fan community. By joining the Outsiders and signing up to receive email updates before May 31st at 10am EST, players will receive a free digital copy of Arkane Studio’s first game, Arx Fatalis, through the Bethesda.net launcher. Players will also receive a digital copy of the exclusive “Art of Arkane” digital artbook when joining.

We’ve created a video to celebrate Arkane’s incredible work over the last 20 years.