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RAD Launch Trailer

August 16, 2019 – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and Double Fine Productions have released the official launch trailer for upcoming action rogue-like title, RAD. To properly explain RAD’s unique 80s aesthetic and rocking gameplay, BANDAI NAMCO and Double Fine felt it best to present fans with a music video for the title. So crank up your boombox and check out the all-new trailer here, featuring the tune “Remade Again” by David Earl.

In RAD, players take on the role of a teenage protagonist who must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. It’s here that they’ll find the solution to heal the world, and transform the cracked, barren landscape into a lush source of new life. But humanity’s future comes at great personal cost, as the deeper players journey into unknown lands, the more they will expose themselves to gnarly toxins which will wreak havoc on their fragile human form.

The fate of the world depends on you, your trusty bat, and whatever strange new abilities you gain as the world around you ravages your body — twisting and mutating you into something far less than human, but far more powerful.

RAD officially releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam on August 20, 2019.

Commandos 2 and Praetorians Get HD Remaster Treatment

Ridgewood, NJ – (August 16, 2019) – Kalypso Media has today released trailers for Commandos 2 HD Remaster and Praetorians HD Remaster. Developed by Yippee Entertainment and Torus Games respectively, the classic strategy titles arrive on modern platforms in 2019 with enhanced controls and updated graphics.

In Commandos 2 HD Remaster (Kalypso Shop / Steam), take control of an elite group of commandos who venture deep into enemy territory and utilize their combined expertise to complete a series of notoriously demanding missions set in World War II. In this genre-defining classic, explore interactive environments and use their unique skillsets to complete your mission against seemingly impossible odds.

In Praetorians HD Remaster (Kalypso Shop / Steam), lead the emerging Roman Empire by proving a legionnaire’s worth on the battlefields of Egypt, the combat theaters of Gaul and the heart of the Roman Empire in Italy, in a crusade to become Emperor. Combine units, master their varied skillsets and exploit the weaknesses of the enemy to emerge victorious.

Commandos 2 HD Remaster and Praetorians HD Remaster are scheduled for release on Windows PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in Q4 2019, with Commandos 2 HD Remaster also coming to Nintendo Switch, iPad and Android tablets.

For more information, please see www.kalypsomedia.com.

Desperados III – Isabelle Moreau Reveal Trailer

Vienna, Austria/ Munich, Germany, August 16th, 2019: You’ve met the bounty hunter Doc McCoy, you’ve been introduced to the bigmouth trapper Hector and of course you remember John Cooper, the knife throwing icon of the Desperados franchise. And if somebody forgot about about Miss Kate O’Hara, she´ll sure find a way to remind them. But now Mimimi Games and THQ Nordic are unveiling the last member of the Desperados III gang… meet Isabelle Moreau.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Isabelle has mastered the occult techniques of Voodoo. She is able to slip into the mind of her enemies and control their actions. Also she can establish a dark bond between two foes, that let them share the same fate – so if one throat gets sliced, the other one will also bleed out. But these powers come with a price for Isabelle, a blood sacrifice she has to offer whenever she decides to use her powers. She cannot use just any blood for this, as it has to be her very own.

Desperados III will let you feel the power of voodoo on your PC, your PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system or your Xbox® One in 2019

Virgin Galactic Opens the Doors to the “Gateway to Space”

Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA (15th August 2019): Virgin Galactic today revealed the first look at the interior fit-out of its Gateway to Space building at Spaceport America in New Mexico. The work completed showcased two floors of the building primarily focused on spaceflight operations, which also incorporates communal spaces designed for use in the future by Virgin Galactic customers, along with their friends and families. Completion of this interior work means the spaceport facility is now operationally functional and able to support Virgin Galactic’s flight requirements.

One of the hallmarks of the Virgin brand for over nearly half a century has been the use of inspired and bold design to transform customer experiences. It is an ethos that has been successfully applied across industrial sectors and design disciplines. From aircraft cabins to hotel bedrooms and from fitness classes to bank accounts.

Virgin Galactic has striven to remain faithful to that tradition by choosing an elegant, experience-focused concept for the space launch system itself. Similarly, the company’s choice to operate from Spaceport America in New Mexico was due in no small part to the state’s decision to commission landmark architecture for the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport. The Foster + Partners Gateway to Space facility pays homage to the past in its respect for the ancient surrounding landscape while powerfully embracing the future through energy efficiency and sustainability. It was also specifically designed to enable Virgin Galactic to create an unparalleled experience as its customers prepare for journeys of a lifetime before graduating as astronauts.

The first floor is focused on our home planet, and is named Gaia, representing the point of departure and return, as well as the purpose of each astronaut’s journey. The color palettes and the use of natural materials aims to bring the stunning landscape which surrounds Spaceport inside. The floor design, furniture and fittings promote social interaction and human discourse – a sense of togetherness and unity. An elevated, interactive digital walkway will heighten the departure experience for the Future Astronauts and their friends and family as they set out from Spaceport to VSS Unity on the day of flight. The Earth-focused design will provide a fitting welcome to those newly-graduated astronauts returning from space with a new appreciation and understanding of our home planet.

Gaia is subtly and unobtrusively zoned into practical, formal and informal spaces which will host the space operations team, Future Astronauts and their family and friends. It serves as the social hub of the building, where everyone is part of the Virgin Galactic family; Future Astronauts will share breakfast with spaceship pilots, grab coffee with rocket engineers and pass the time of day with the team from Mission Control.

The focal point of Gaia is the Barista Island, a central bar made of back-lit Italian marble hovering above hand-crafted oak providing a social hub for our hospitality team to engage with guests and staff. Spaceflight preparation will unite our teams with our Future Astronauts in the pursuit of a common purpose. The Barista Island within Gaia will help to foster that sense of camaraderie and the determination to deliver each Future Astronauts’ personal mission.

The second floor is named Cirrus, representing light, air and flight. It is the beating heart of spaceflight operations, and is connected to the community hub of Gaia below through a double height atrium. The color palette graduates from the earthy tones below in Gaia to lighter white and grey shades, reflecting the skies beyond and providing a clean environment supporting operational focus.

This area is home to Mission Control, the Mission Briefing Room, the Pilot Corps and the rest of the Flight Operations team.

Mission Control enjoys a dedicated space which allows focus on flight operations. Outside this space, the Flight Operations team and the pilots are positioned to give an unrestricted view of ground operation areas including the apron and runway.

Virgin Galactic’s space fleet will be housed in the Gateway to Space hangar which is already home to VMS Eve. This huge expanse in the middle of the building is large enough to accommodate two carrier aircraft, each with a wingspan of 140 ft along with five SpaceShipTwo vehicles.

The unveiling of Gaia and Cirrus brings to life a beautiful, world-first and world-class facility and means that Spaceport America’s Gateway to Space is now functionally operational – ready to host the remaining portion of Virgin Galactic’s test flight program before welcoming its very first Future Astronauts.

VIOTEK Unveils LinQ Touch Portable Touchscreen Monitor

SOUTH BEND, IN (August 15, 2019) – Viotek®, a brand at the forefront of performance and value in gaming peripherals and other consumer electronics, today introduces its first portable IPS monitor in both touch and non-touch versions. Prices starting under $200 making them the most affordable portable monitors on the market.

The LinQ and LinQ Touch are Viotek’s smallest monitors to date, packing a brilliant 1080p 15.6-inch display with a 178-degree viewing angle into an ultra-thin (0.36-inch thick), lightweight (1.35 and 1.7 pounds respectively) body. Both the LinQ and LinQ Touch offer an IPS panel with a 60hz refresh rate and support AMD FreeSync®. Brightness is adjustable up to 250 nits.

“We designed the LinQ with a simple goal in mind,” says VP Brett Barbour. “To combine productivity and portability in an easy-to-use, elegant form factor.”

The LinQ and LinQ Touch feature two USB-C ports as well as HDMI and 3.5mm audio out, offering more connection options than other portable monitors. Both are wrapped in a magnetic leather case that doubles as an adjustable stand offering multiple configurations and viewing angles.

The LinQ Touch features a 10-point precision capacitive touchscreen and a beautifully crafted metal and glass body with a mirror finish.

Engineered for today’s on-the-go- lifestyles, the LinQ and LinQ Touch are travel friendly, making it possible to turn any laptop, tablet or even smartphone into a dual-screen setup. Perfect when traveling for business, or even casual gaming and movies. Increase screen real-estate when giving presentations, collaborating or coding. They can also serve as an external viewfinder for photographers.

Like all Viotek monitors, the LinQ and LinQ Touch are backed by a 1-year limited warranty and Viotek’s best-in-market Pixel Perfect Promise.

The LinQ and LinQ Touch are on sale for introductory prices of $169.99 ($190 MSRP) and $229.99 ($250 MSRP) respectively and are available now through Viotek.com, Amazon and select retailers.

FEATURES, SPECS + PRICING

• 15.6-inch IPS panel @ 60hz
• 1920 x 1080 resolution
• AMD FreeSync
• 10-point capacitive touchscreen* (LinQ Touch only)
• Multiple Connections: Two USB-C, HDMI, headphone (use and power it from almost any device)
• Magnetic folding cover/stand for multiple configurations
• 178-degree viewing angle
• Metal body with mirror finish
• Ultra-Thin: 0.36 inches
• Ultra-Light: 1.7 pounds (LinQ Touch) / 1.35 pounds (LinQ)
• 250 NIT brightness
• Built-in speakers
• LinQ MSRP: $189.99 / LinQ Touch: $249.99
• Available at Viotek.com, on Amazon and through select retailers

Blizzard Entertainment and Hasbro Release Overwatch Ultimates: Lucio (Bitrate) Figure

With the Overwatch® Ultimates Series, fans and collectors can continue to build a roster of their favorite heroes and imagine the action of Overwatch leaping onto their shelves and into their collections. This premium 6-inch-scale figure features the game-inspired design of Lucio’s epic skin with multiple points of articulation, and comes with Lucio’s signature in-game accessories for high poseability and display. The Bitrate Lucio figure ($22.99) is available now exclusively at GameStop.

Logitech Unveils New Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Options

LAUSANNE, Switzerland & NEWARK, Calif. — Aug. 15, 2019 — Logitech G, a brand of Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) and leading innovator of gaming technologies and gear, today introduced two new high-performance gaming keyboards – the LogitechⓇ G915 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and the LogitechⓇ G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. By combining Logitech G’s advanced LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, with its new high-performance, low-profile GL Switches, these new keyboards were designed and built to be the most advanced and innovative keyboards imaginable.

“These new keyboards are perfect examples of what’s possible when our award-winning designers and engineers at Logitech G push the envelope of advanced gaming technology and design,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. “The G915 combines LIGHTSPEED Wireless, RGB lighting and amazing battery life in a sleek, ultra-thin, aluminum case that creates a new standard for gaming keyboards.”

Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 

This premium keyboard features Logitech G’s award-winning LIGHTSPEED Wireless technology for a lightning fast, pro-grade 1ms report rate and up to 135 days of non-stop wireless gaming, with lighting turned off (assuming eight hours of play per day). The G915 LIGHTSPEED also includes five on-board programmable G-keys, putting custom macro sequences and in-app commands at your fingertips.

For the first time in the gaming industry, Logitech G is offering its next-generation LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting on a LIGHTSPEED Wireless keyboard. With LIGHTSYNC, this keyboard can be personalized across approximately 16.8 million colors through Logitech G HUB Advanced Gaming Software for the most immersive RGB gaming experience. With RGB colorwave enabled, gamers can play for over 12 days on a single charge (assuming eight hours of play per day).

Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The ultra-thin, wired G815 LIGHTSYNC offers the same great style and finish of the G915 LIGHTSPEED, with five dedicated, programmable G-keys, up to three on-board profiles and Logitech G’s LIGHTSYNC RGB technology, customizable through Logitech G HUB. Additionally included is a USB cable that connects the USB 2.0 passthrough port to its own input for 100 percent power throughout.

Both the G915 LIGHTSPEED and G815 LIGHTSYNC mechanical gaming keyboards feature Logitech G’s high-performance, low-profile GL mechanical key switches that are half the height of standard mechanical key switches for 25 percent faster actuation (versus 2.0mm actuation in standard switches) and a more comfortable typing experience. Available in choice of GL Linear, GL Tactile or GL Clicky switches to match play preferences, the tactile version gives discernible actuation for gamers who prefer direct feedback, while the linear version provides a smooth keystroke. The clicky version offers a much-requested audible typing experience with tactile feedback.

All of these technologies and innovations have been carefully engineered into two of the industry’s thinnest mechanical keyboards and Logitech G’s most advanced mechanical gaming keyboards to date.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and the Logitech G815 LIGHTSYNC RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard are expected to be available on LogitechG.com and at global retailers in August 2019 for suggested retail prices of $249.99 and $199.99, respectively. For more information, please visit our websiteour blog or connect with us @LogitechG.

Train Sim World 2020 Launch Trailer

Chatham, Kent – 15th August 2019   Train Sim World 2020 is right on schedule, pulling onto PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with authentic routes new to 2020 and detailed features designed for both beginners and experienced players.

Train Sim World 2020 is available now – here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • Over 24 hours of curated gameplay for each Train Sim World 2020 route via the new ‘Journey’ system. Combining tutorials, scenarios and timetabled services, this will help guide you from mission to mission so you can build up your skills.

  • The brand new scoring system gives you new ways to boost your skills – how far did you miss the platform by, how late were you at each stop, how did speeding impact your final score. Full details are now visible in-game or on the post-mission debrief screen so you can constantly sharpen your skills.

  • More to explore as the routes are refreshed! Train Sim World 2020 includes hundreds of services and scenarios with a wide range of freight and commuter objectives across four incredible routes – the Main Spessart Bahn, Northern Trans-Pennine, Long Island Rail Road and the Great Western Express.

  • The Digital Deluxe Edition also includes the brand new Peninsula Corridor route, running Caltrain services from San Jose to San Francisco!

Train Sim World 2020 includes three of the best routes from the UK, US and Germany. The Main Spessart Bahn runs through industrial German countryside, featuring 3 drivable engines and brand new banking operations. If you’re after some metropolitan hustle, the Long Island Rail Road is built for people who enjoy navigating busy stretches of track, including America’s largest rail junction at Jamaica Station. For those who miss the way things were, take a trip back to the 1980s along the Northern Trans-Pennine, a tricky route that captures the UK’s industrial heartland at a time when modern safety and signaling systems simply did not exist.

New players can pick up Train Sim World 2020 or the Digital Deluxe Edition on PC, Xbox or PlayStation 4 and enjoy all our new features. Existing players receive Train Sim Worlds feature update for free and if they don’t already own Main Spessart Bahn, Northern Trans-Pennine or Long Island Rail Road they can expand their collection by purchasing from the in-game store, where a wide range of additional routes and locos are also available.

The Digital Deluxe Edition will also include the brand new Peninsula Corridor route, putting players in the cab of Caltrain services stretching from San Francisco to San Jose with authentic freight and passenger operations. This route is also available to purchase separately.

Find out more at www.trainsimworld.com

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival Details Revealed

August 15, 2019 – Dragons are coming! Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival is fast approaching, and Niantic and WB Games have shared more tantalizing details about what to expect during the event at White River State Park in Indianapolis on August 31 and September 1. Set to be an incredible adventure, the first official real-world event for the hit AR mobile game will have players discovering Dragons for the first time ever while participating in a unique Special Task to be unveiled at the event. Attendees will be able to experience magical artefacts and creatures, and also relax with friends at themed lounges within the park.

Fans can purchase tickets for the Fan Festival taking place in Indianapolis this Labor Day weekend, within the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite app.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival will bring a unique real-world experience to fans of the popular AR wizarding game. Players who attend the event on either August 31 or September 1 will encounter a number of real-world landmarks and locations that are tied directly into the gameplay experience, including:

  • Dragons Arrive in Indianapolis – Players will experience all-new, fire breathing Oddities… Dragons! Attendees will have the opportunity to encounter all of them in a single location for the first time ever, and after the event, these Dragons will fly off to their regions around the world.

  • The Threat Clock and Fan Festival Special Assignments – A series of Special Assignments will be available at the Fan Festival. Attendees will need to keep an eye on the Threat Clock throughout the day because when the hands reach a state of emergency, who knows what will happen next.

  • A Fully Interactive Experience – Magic will be all around at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival, complete with a real-life Threat Clock, themed lounges and even creatures throughout the White River State Park. Players will be able to kick their feet up and plant themselves at the Greenhouse, a lounge area where participants can recharge their phones and test their knowledge of ingredients, potions and more for a chance to win prizes. Players may also come across Dragon and Acromantula Eggs scattered around the park. In addition, Landmark Flags will be brought to life around the park to help players navigate their way to find nearby Foundables, artefacts, creatures, and plenty more activations to interact with and take photos of.

  • Partner Activations with AT&T and Simon Properties – Players at the event will have access to exclusive offers and discounts from our U.S. launch partners AT&T and Simon. Visit the AT&T Experience for a special in-game item, the perfect picture with a giant inflatable Niffler, exclusive offers and other themed activities while playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. For even more excitement, players can stop by Simon’s booth to pick up an exclusive voucher for a $10 Simon Gift Card, redeemable at any Simon location in the Indianapolis area, as well as the chance to enter for a $10,000 shopping spree sweepstakes.

Additional information on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival can be found here.

THQ Nordic Unveils Gamescom Live Streams

Vienna/Austria, August 15th 2019: gamescom is all booked out, eh? Or Cologne is too far away for you to make it to the world’s biggest gaming event? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. THQ Nordic will have a live stream from the show floor in Hall 8, showing off all of 13 great games and more, like interviews with cosplayers, game developers talks, famous internet personalities and even a Karaoke show – you don’t wanna miss that!

Tune in on one of our channels starting August 20th, 10 AM CEST on:

Check the full schedule: https://nerdstar.esport-mania.de/THQN_Gamescom_2019_Schedule.jpg

Check out our breathtaking gamescom 2019 trailer:

Players can visit our booth in Hall 8, A011 and get their hands on six games. As in 2017 and 2018 THQ Nordic is happy to cooperate with ASUS – Republic of Gamers and CSL Boostboxx again, to provide top-notch gaming power and high quality gaming gear. All PCs at the THQ Nordic booth will run on the new Ryzen 5 3600 CPUs by AMD. We want our visitors to experience our games in the best possible quality and with perfect performance – that’s why we are working with ASUS, CSL and AMD. Here are the games you can get your hands on:

Biomutant

The post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu Fable RPG will be back at gamescom, and is ready to again excite players and media alike.

Desperados III

Nominated as best strategy game of E3 2019, Mimimi Games’ new masterpiece will finally be playable for the big audience.

Darksiders Genesis

War or Strife? Choose your Horseman and slay demons in the new coop mode.

Destroy All Humans!

Take one giant step on mankind and help Crypto to infiltrate, exterminate, and dominate all of us!

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated

The battle is on! Be among the first to play the remake of the sponge-tastic cult classic!

Monkey King

Just announced, players can already get their hands on this marvellous action-adventure, based on the most iconic chinese saga of the Monkey King.

Stage show? Stage Show!
Like in previous years, THQ Nordic will have a stage show every day, starting at 11:00 AM, from Tuesday to Saturday. See the devs showing off their games, ask questions, win prizes in a raffle and Grab. Some. Loot!