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Disney+ Makes Key Nonfiction Programming Announcement

BURBANK, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2019) — Today the International Documentary Association invited Disney+ to give the documentary filmmaking community an inside look at the highly-anticipated streaming service’s nonfiction content strategy, including announcing the following titles and filmmakers:

  • “Howard,” directed by Don Hahn (“Beauty and the Beast”);
  • “People & Places,” which is produced by Supper Club’s Jason Sterman, Brian McGinn and David Gelb (“13th,” “Amanda Knox,” “Chef’s Table”), relaunches the original Walt Disney documentary short film series from the 1950s and 1960s;
  • National Geographic’s Emmy Award-winning feature documentary “Science Fair” will stream exclusively on the service;
  • an “Untitled Mickey Mouse Documentary” from award-winning producer Morgan Neville (“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” “20 Feet From Stardom”) and director Jeff Malmberg (“Marwencol,” “Shangri-la”);
  • and “Wolfgang,” directed by Supper Club co-founder David Gelb (“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”).
  • Additionally, actress/filmmaker Gillian Jacobs will direct an episode of the previously announced “Marvel’s 616” series.

“Disney has a rich history in nonfiction storytelling that dates back to the 1940s,” said Ricky Strauss, president, content & marketing, Disney+. “The projects announced and showcased here today reflect Disney+’s commitment to building on Walt’s storytelling ethos and core values of creativity, innovation, and exploration.”

The showcase featured Strauss along with Disney+ executives Agnes Chu, SVP, content; and Dan Silver, vice president, originals – unscripted, as well as discussions with executive producers behind launch originals, including Kristen Bell (executive producer, “Encore!”), Jeff Goldblum (“The World According to Jeff Goldblum”), and Leslie Iwerks (director, “The Imagineering Story”). Marvel New Media’s VP of Development & Production Sarah Amos, Supper Club’s Jason Sterman and Gillian Jacobs (director, “Marvel’s 616”) presented Marvel’s initial plans for Disney+ nonfiction storytelling.

Disney+ kicked off the afternoon by unveiling and offering insight into the newly announced projects:

  • Disney+ has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for the critically acclaimed documentary “Howard.” Directed by Don Hahn (“Beauty and the Beast”), “Howard” is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals including “Little Shop of Horrors.”  The film will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2020.
  • Academy Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning documentarian Morgan Neville (“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” “20 Feet From Stardom”) is producing an untitled Mickey Mouse Documentary for the service. Directed by Jeff Malmberg (“Marwencol,” “Shangri-La”), the film will work to decode Mickey’s deeper significance, getting to the core of what his cultural impact says about each of us, and about our world. From Tremolo Productions and Lincoln Square Productions, the film will strive to be the definitive analysis of Mickey as a cultural icon.
  • As part of its overall deal with production company Supper Club, Disney+ announced a trio of new projects for the service:
  • “People & Places” will re-launch Walt Disney’s Academy Award-winning series of documentary short films. Following in Walt’s footsteps, the series will focus on real-life stories of extraordinary people and places from around the globe that embody the Disney ethos — all told by a mix of up-and-coming and established filmmakers.
    • “Wolfgang,” directed by David Gelb (“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”), will be an intimate portrait of the life and work of the original “celebrity chef,” Wolfgang Puck.
    • Multi-talented artist Gillian Jacobs (“Love, “Community”) will direct the first episode in the previously announced documentary anthology series “Marvel’s 616.” From the perspective of what it means to be a woman in what’s perceived to be a male-driven industry, “Higher, Further, Faster” will shine a light on the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics and explores how they found ways to tell stories of representation and inclusion.  Jacobs will be joined by Paul Scheer, David Gelb, and Andrew Rossi, among others, to helm additional episodes of the series.  The episodes will focus on a range of topics including an intimate look at the cosplay community, Marvel’s influence and relationship with hip-hop, illustrators who live and work internationally, and following a high school theater production of Marvel and Disney’s “Spotlight” program. “Marvel’s 616” will stream exclusively on Disney+ in 2020.
  • Disney+ will also be the exclusive global streaming home for National Geographic’s Emmy Award-winning documentary film “Science Fair,” which will be available when the service launches on November 12. The winner of audience awards at Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival, “Science Fair” follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair.

Producers from nonfiction titles that will be available when Disney+ launches joined Simon Kilmurry, executive director, International Documentary Association and Lynette Rice, editor at large, Entertainment Weekly for a series of conversations exploring their behind-the-scenes process and working with Disney+.

  • Executive Producer Kristen Bell shared the first extended look at her unscripted series “Encore!.” The series brings together former castmates of a high school musical, tasking them with re-creating their original performance in a high school reunion like no other. Each episode follows a new cast of returning alumni as they attempt to pull off a standing-ovation-worthy performance of beloved musicals like “The Sound of Music,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Annie” and more. “Encore!” will stream exclusively on Disney+ November 12.
  • Sarah Amos, vice president, Development & Production, Marvel New Media, Supper Club’s Jason Sterman, and Gillian Jacobs shared insight into original nonfiction stories that complement and explore the 80-year legacy of Marvel including “Marvel’s Hero Project,” which premieres on Disney+ November 12. Produced by Supper Club and directed by Jacobs, “Marvel’s 616” including “Higher, Further, Faster” will stream on Disney+ in 2020.
  • Prolific documentarian and Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominated director and producer Leslie Iwerks (“The Pixar Story,” “Citizen Hearst”) gave a look inside the production process of her documentary series “The Imagineering Story.” The six-hour saga chronicles the 67-year history of Walt Disney Imagineering, a place best described as equal parts artist studio, design center, think tank and innovation laboratory. “The Imagineering Story” streams exclusively on Disney+ November 12.
  • Jeff Goldblum, who executive produces and stars in “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” from National Geographic, premiered the series’ “Tattoos” episode for the audience before giving a peek inside his curious mind. Each episode of the series is centered around something we all love — like sneakers or ice cream — as Jeff pulls the thread on deceptively familiar objects and unravels a wonderful world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history, amazing people, and a whole lot of surprising big ideas and insights. “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” streams exclusively on Disney+ November 12.

The nonfiction Disney+ Originals will join the previously announced slate of scripted live-action and animated series and films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Lucasfilm, and more, in addition to Disney+ vast library of nearly 500 films and 7,500 television episodes including 30 seasons of “The Simpsons” in the U.S. Disney+ is now available for pre-order in the U.S. for $6.99/month or $69.99/year.

Official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – PC Trailer

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You can also head to the Activision Games Blog to view the PC trailer and read up on the PC preload details: https://blog.activision.com/call-of-duty/2019-10/Get-Ready-for-Call-of-Duty-Modern-Warfare-PC

Moons of Madness New Gameplay Teaser

OSLO, Norway – Oct 18th, 2019 – Halloween is going to be all about Lovecraftian horror on Mars this year, as we draw closer to the release of cosmic horror game Moons of Madness. Today publisher Funcom and developer Rock Pocket Games released a brand-new gameplay video giving a sneak peek of what you can expect when the game is released on PC on Tuesday October 22nd. The video displays the protagonists’ bloodcurdling encounter with a creature currently only known as the Thing in the Mist.

In Moons of Madness you play as Shane Newehart, chief engineer on a research facility on Mars – and after awakening from a disconcerting dream, you are about to find out that reality is far more terrifying than even your worst nightmare. You will have to rely on your problem-solving skills, your calm and your ability to run and hide, if you are to have any hope of survival.

Moons of Madness is a first-person cosmic horror game, inspired by Lovecraft and set in the same thematic universe as The Secret World, though playing one of the games is by no means a prerequisite to enjoy the other.

The game will be available on Steam October 22nd for $24.99/€24.99 (pricing may differ across territories). It will release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One January 21st, 2020.

The system requirements were also revealed today:

Minimum:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-760 or equivalent / AMD Athlon X4 740 or equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 460 or MX150 (1024 MB) / Radeon R7 260X (2048 MB)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Disk space: Around 15 GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 x64

Recommended:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K or equivalent / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or equivalent
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 (6144 MB) / Radeon RX 580 (8192 MB)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Disk space: Around 15 GB
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 x64

For more information, please visit www.moonsofmadness.com.

Yang Jian Announced for Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate

Burlingame, Calif. – October 18, 2019 – Today, KOEI TECMO America and developer Omega Force revealed all new dramatic plot points and a new playable character for their upcoming game, WARRIORS OROCHI 4 Ultimate. The latest title in the popular 1 vs. 1,000 series of hack-and-slash adventures is set to launch February 14, 2020 on the PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System, the Nintendo Switch™, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®.

WARRIORS OROCHI 4 Ultimate delivers exciting new story elements, including side stories, to the electrifying franchise as the heroes from DYNASTY WARRIORS, SAMURAI WARRIORS, and the gods of ancient history team up to fight the powerful Odin and his army who have set out to destroy the world. Who was the mastermind inciting Odin, and how will side stories like Zhong Hui’s undercover activity as a spy come into play? The truth is finally revealed in WARRIORS OROCHI 4 Ultimate.

Helping uncover that truth is the mysterious new character, Yang Jian. Known as the “Genius Taoist Who Delivers Victory,” Jian descended from his mystic land to help control the turmoil in the new world. He is always calm and collected, and possesses great intuition. He goes to war with a deadly tri-point double-edged glaive, and always has his divine canine companion Xiaotian fighting by his side. A Taoist mystic, Jian is thought to be a genius obsessed with perfection, but in truth, he is simply an extremely hard-working person and exactly the type of warrior who can help bring Odin’s army to its knees.

Yang Jian joins Ryu Hayabusa, Joan of Arc, Achilles, Gaia, and Hades as the latest characters to join the fight, leaving one additional hero yet to be revealed. Who will be next to step up to save the world? Find out when the game launches early next year.

For all of the latest information on WARRIORS OROCHI 4 Ultimate, visit the official site at koeitecmoamerica.com/wo4u, Like us on Facebook @KoeiTecmoUS, Follow us on Twitter @KoeiTecmoUS, and Follow us on Instagram @KoeiTecmoUS.

The Outer Worlds Launch Trailer

October 18, 2019 – Private Division and Obsidian Entertainment today released the official launch trailer for The Outer Worlds, offering one more look at the game before the world heads to Halcyon when the game releases October 25th. Grab your Shrink Ray and get to zapping: the universe is about to get a lot zanier.

The Outer Worlds will release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC (via the Microsoft Windows Store and Epic Games store) on October 25, 2019. Preloading is now available for digitally pre-ordered copies. The Outer Worlds is also coming to Nintendo Switch; no release date has been announced at this time.

Krytac Unveils New Products for Fall 2019

October 17, 2019 – Brea, California, USA – Today, KRYTAC® announce plans to release a new limited edition KRISS® Vector, an M-lok version of the Trident M4 PDW, and a 150 rounds capacity M4 magazine. All three new products will be on public display for the first time at Airsoftcon 2019, October 19th, at the Evike.com Super Store in Alhambra, California.

The new Limited Edition KRISS® Vector Alpine is a close quarters battle AEG featuring the Alpine White furniture adorned on the KRISS® Vector firearm. Additional features include the Gen 2.1 upper receiver, 6.5” barrel length, Vector MK5 Modular Rail with preinstalled picatinny hand stop, and DS150 telescopic stock; which replicate the standard configuration of the Vector SBR firearm. Other limited edition features include the Vector AEG extended battery cap, two magazines (95 rounds extended size, and 50 rounds standard size), and a certificate of authenticity. Worldwide production of the Vector Alpine AEG is limited to 3,000 units.

The second new AEG that KRYTAC® announce is the Trident MKII-M PDW, an ultra-compact M4 style CQB AEG. In addition to the new 5” free floating M-lok rail, this PDW features the newest version Compact Carbine Stock. When compared to the previous model, the new CCS offers several improvements, such as a larger battery compartment with tool-less access. The CCS now offers pull-to-extend deployment, allowing the user to extend the stock one handed, without pushing any buttons or levers. Finally, a sling attachment point has been added that is reversible to accommodate left and right handed players.

Internally, both the Limited Edition Vector Alpine and the Trident MKII-M PDW feature the new Airsoft T-Plug battery connector, with Tamiya adaptor. The Airsoft T-Plug is smaller, provides a more secure connection, and functions with substantially less resistance, versus the traditional Tamiya plug. The Limited Edition Vector Alpine and the Trident MKII-M PDW are the first KRYTAC® AEGs to supercede the the T-Plug over the Tamiya. Regarding the transition to the Airsoft T-Plug, KRYTAC Product Manager, Allen Lau states, “The Airsoft T-Plug, commonly referred to as Deans Plugs, has been the connector of choice among top level technicians for decades, due to the performance gains and space savings for high performance AEG builds. We are very excited to offer this superior battery connector as an OEM configuration, and continue to exceed user expectations for out-of-box performance.”

Finally, the KRYTAC® M4 Magazine, a 150 rounds capacity magazine designed to resolve common gameplay perplexities. The M4 Midcap features dual translucent windows along the BB track and a high visibility orange follower. The bottom of the windows indicated 30 rounds between it and the feed lip, to quickly identify remaining capacity. The triangular button securing the baseplate is also made of high visibility orange, and acts as a forward indicator for orientation identification. In order to ease maintenance and cleaning, the KRYTAC M4 Mag features a multi-piece construction with a clear core, disassembly of the mag body, spring, and follower can be performed without any tools.

Pricing and Availability

The KRYTAC® KRISS® Vector Limited Edition Alpine AEG and the Trident MKII-M PDW will all be available for worldwide distribution beginning December 2019. The manufacturer suggested retail price for the KRYTAC® KRISS® Vector Limited Edition Alpine AEG is $499.00. The MSRP of the Trident MKII-M PDW is $325.00. The KRYTAC® M4 Midcap Magazine is currently available through KRYTAC Authorized retailers, and it is offered individually for $15.99 each, or as a pack of five for $69.99.

The Fisherman – Fishing Planet Launch Trailer

Lesquin, France, October 17, 2019 – BIGBEN and Fishing Planet LLC studios are proud to announce The Fisherman – Fishing Planet is now available! Fishing lovers all over the world now can experience this all-in-one version of the hit free-to-play game Fishing Planet and its exclusive contents on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

The Fisherman – Fishing Planet is for all nature and sport fishing fans! The premium version of Fishing Planet, which sets the standard for fishing simulators and already boasts 7 million players, combines all the content released to date in one package: the equivalent of more than 35 DLCs as well as features exclusive to this premium version of the game. By moving from a free-to-play model with paid content to a premium model, it guarantees players will be able to enjoy a complete and immersive experience.

The Fisherman – Fishing Planet content:

  • 143 species of fish with realistic behaviour
  • 19 beautiful water locations with authentic backgrounds and vegetation
  • Thousands of tackle combinations possible, each with unique properties
  • Dynamic weather with a day/night cycle and different seasons
  • Online competitions playable solo or co-op, with a trophies and ranking system

Including exclusive contents:

1 new waterway:  La Creuse, in France
1 new fishing technique: trolling
4 new fish species to catch:

  • Common Nase – La Creuse, France
  • European Weatherfish – Lesní Víla Fishery, Czech Republic
  • Sterlet – Akhtouba River, Russia
  • Spotted Gar – Mudwater River, Missouri, USA

2 new motorboats:

  •  « Garry Scott Taurus » boat
  •  « Flaggmann Vega » boat

Grab your tackle, season starts today on PC, Playstation®4 and Xbox One.

GRIP Combat Racing Delorean 2650 Trailer

Watford, England – October 17, 2019 – Wired Productions Ltd., an award-winning independent video games publisher, together with developer Caged Element Inc., partner with DeLorean Motor Company, to unveil the latest update to futuristic racer, GRIP: Combat Racing in the form of beloved silver sportscar: the DeLorean. The addition of the iconic DeLorean offers players a chance to get behind the wheel of the iconic vehicle made famous in the 80s, just in time for its Steam Free Weekend from October 17 to 21.

Celebrating nearly a year’s worth of constant updates and costing a mere $1.99 / £1.69 the DeLorean DLC comes hot on the heels of the recently announced GRIP: Combat Racing – AirBlades Vs Rollers Ultimate Edition, on the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC via Steam®. With less than 9,000 created, even less in existence today, fans of the DeLorean will now have a chance to own their very own.

DeLorean Motor Company, one of the most beloved car manufacturers in the galaxy, has injected its flagship vehicle into GRIP: Combat Racing. Armed, armoured, flippable and jet fuel-injected, it’s the most souped-up DeLorean you will ever see – and pilot. It arrives in two forms: anti-grav AirBlades and regular four-wheeled roller. Check out the trailer below to see how the iconic ‘gull-wing’ doored sports car has been transformed for its debut on GRIP’s more than deadly tracks.

Inspired by Rollcage, and in partnership with key development team members from the original Rollcage, GRIP: Combat Racing has continued to fuel the racing appetite of arcade gamers around the world. A return to the hardcore combat scene of the 90s, bristling with heavy weapons and packing ferocious speed, the game is an intense, sensory feast. With a dedicated community and player numbers continually growing, GRIP: Combat Racing has seen a huge amount of content and updates since launch, with constant optimisation, new tracks and new playing modes having already been introduced.

GRIP: Combat Racing can be played for free digitally on Steam at 10AM PT October 17 until 10AM PT October 21. GRIP: Combat Racing can also be purchased for console platforms (MSRP $39.99) and PC (MSRP $29.99) – digitally on Steam, the PlayStation™ Store, Xbox Games Store, Nintendo Switch or physically, upright and upside-down at global retail. All players who already own GRIP will receive Airblades as a free update.

In addition to its digital release on Xbox One, GRIP: Combat Racing is available through the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, bringing the title to Xbox players around the world.

For Honor: Fangs of the Otherworld Trailer

SAN FRANCISCO — October 17, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft announced “Fangs of the Otherworld”, a special Halloween in-game event that is free for all For Honor players, is playable today until November 1. This new event will feature frighteningly spooky content, including a new game mode, exclusive Halloween-themed loot, new executions, and more.

The Fangs of the Otherworld event will bring a new fang-tastic game mode, Spooky Slashers, a limited-time variation of Dominion. During the event, players will have to capture zones to gain a special boost to slay the strange creatures lurking in the painy lanes. However, players will have to stay on their toes, for their boost might be stolen from them if they are slain in return.

Halloween-themed loot will be randomly dropped at the end of all matches for the duration of the event. Players will be able to customize each of their favorite Heroes with many unique limited-time items, including spooky Battle Outfits, scary effects, and haunting weapons. In addition, this event brings four new limited-time executions to the game, as well as some frightening Illustrious Outfits! Players will also have the chance to receive exclusive rewards by teaming up with other warriors and taking part in the Faction Race Order until November 1st. The Fangs of the Otherworld item bundle can be unlocked for 45,000 Steel per Hero until November 4th, 4pm CET.

The Fangs of the Otherworld Halloween event comes as part as For Honor’s Year 3, Season 3 “Hulda”, which brought players a new Viking Hero, the Jormungandr, a new map, many gameplay updates as well as the recent “Wrath of the Jormungandr” seasonal event. With more than 20 million players, For Honor is available on PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, Windows PC, and UPLAY+*, Ubisoft’s subscription service.

For more information about For Honor, please visit forhonorgame.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/forhonorgame and on Twitter at twitter.com/forhonorgame.

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Fallout 76 Update Talks Wastelanders Delay, Private Servers, and more

10/17/2019 – As we approach the one-year anniversary of the launch of Fallout 76, we wanted to take a moment to talk about Wastelanders, provide an update on a few areas of the game, and share why we’re so optimistic about the future.

WASTELANDERS

We’ve been hard at work on Fallout 76 this year, including our biggest free update yet, Wastelanders. We’re excited about how Wastelanders is coming together but it’s going to need more time to be the best, most polished update it can be, so we are delaying its release to Q1 next year. We’ve continued to re-evaluate and change our processes to make sure the work we’re doing hits our quality bar, and yours. We apologize for this delay but know it will be worth the extra time.

Wastelanders is turning out to be one of the largest expansions we’ve ever done, and it changes the entire world with human NPCs returning. We’ll be sharing more details over time, but here’s a look at some new screenshots of what’s to come in Wastelanders:

PRIVATE WORLDS COMING SOON

We’re happy to announce our work on the service for private servers is complete and will be launching next week! The ability to play in your own private world with your friends has been the number one community-requested feature, and we’re thrilled it’s finally coming. Our goal for players who purchase this service is to offer something for everyone, not just those who want a private server. Additionally, in the future you’ll be able to mod your worlds. Stay tuned for more information on the service in the coming days.

CHALLENGES, ATOMS, THE ATOMIC SHOP, AND YOU

We love that there are so many types of players within Fallout 76, and one of our primary goals is to reward everyone, no matter how you play. This includes our approach to earning Atoms through Challenges and the types of items to unlock with them in the Atomic Shop.

Our approach to these items at launch was to keep them purely cosmetic. But after looking at all the data, it became clear that to consistently deliver content that keeps Fallout 76 fresh and exciting for all, we needed to rethink our approach to the Atomic Shop.

While we had many ideas on what to add to the Atomic Shop, one of the ways was the direct result of the community’s feedback. We heard from many of you who wanted items with some real utility. Starting in April, we began adding items such as Repair Kits, Scrap Kits, the Collectron Station, and a working Refrigerator. These have since become the most popular category in the Atomic Shop. We’re also still working on all the previously announced items and new cosmetic categories.

We want to create an Atomic Shop experience where players feel good about spending their hard-earned Atoms. To make the system more fun and engaging for all players, we plan on reworking parts of the Challenge and reward system next year to be clearer, more fun, and more impactful for all types of players.

Of course, players can also buy Atoms, and we’re careful with everything we add to not upset the game’s balance. Our main objective is to avoid a situation where players can spend money to gain a competitive advantage or make the game worse for other players. Even more so, we want systems that allow players who do choose to buy Atoms to make the game better for others, not just themselves. With these principles in mind, we make careful decisions about the items we offer to keep it fair for everyone.

REMAINDER OF 2019 AND BEYOND

We still have a few more updates coming in 2019, including previously announced fixes to the existing game and quality-of-life improvements many of you have requested. We hope the extra time on Wastelanders will allow us to deliver many of these fixes this year.

We’re also still working on new events, the Legendary Player system, a public test server, perk loadouts, and so much more to come.

Thank you all again for your incredible support of our studio and Fallout 76. This year has been a rewarding journey for us, and your love of the game has pushed us to do everything we can to make it better and better. We love hearing your stories, like the amazing Wasteland Doctor, the love hotel, the brahmin death trap, and so many more. We love seeing what you create with photomode, our current favorite being the album cover art show.

We hope you’re as excited as we are for everything coming. We’re doing it all to ensure Fallout 76 remains vibrant and growing for years to come.