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Jump Force Hiei and Meruem Trailer

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. revealed the launch trailer for Hiei and Meruem ahead of their official addition to the JUMP FORCE roster for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC users. Hiei and Meruem are available in early access as part of Character Pass 2 beginning October 23rd and will officially be available for individual purchase by all players on October 27th. Both characters will also be coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021.

In addition to Hiei and Meruem, JUMP FORCE Character Pass 2 also features the now-available Shoto Todoroki and two currently unannounced characters from Bleach and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. By purchasing Character Pass 2 for $17.99, players will immediately obtain Todoroki, as well as gain early access to Hiei, Meruem, and each subsequent DLC character upon their release; characters may also be purchased individually for $3.99.

Halloween Gear Comes to PGA Tour 2K21

Some funky stuff is dropping today* in PGA TOUR® 2K21, just in time for Halloween. A collection of wild and wacky new clothing and gear will ensure your MyPLAYER** is turning heads on the course this autumn.

The new customization items include a Halloween-themed pumpkin helmet, oversized hats and shutter shades. You can also clown your crew as you take to the green with an assortment of unorthodox new putters shaped like a banana, taco, hot dog and fish. Halloween is almost here, and PGA TOUR 2K21 is about to get weird.

For more information, visit www.PGATOUR2K21.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #PGATOUR2K21 or subscribe on YouTube.

PGA TOUR 2K21 is developed by HB Studios for 2K. 2K is a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

*Update available now for Xbox One, PS4, PC/Steam and Stadia. Update will be available for Nintendo Switch on Friday, October 30.

**VC used to purchase MyPLAYER cosmetic items and clubs can be unlocked by achieving in-game objectives. No additional purchase necessary.

DJI Pocket 2 Portable 4K Camera Announced

DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, today sets a new standard with its most powerful and portable stabilized mini camera – DJI Pocket 2. The second iteration of the highly popular Osmo Pocket, now called DJI Pocket 2, brings creative design and performance upgrades so that creators of all skillsets can easily capture and create amazing stories.

DJI Pocket 2 packs full-scale performance in a highly portable and lightweight body, making it the perfect everyday camera to have in your pocket, bag, or purse. For its small size, Pocket 2 does not compromise on features. The 3-axis gimbal makes footage smooth and appealing. Supported by a 4K camera, a larger sensor, and a wider lens, Pocket 2 delivers improved image quality in both photo and video modes compared to its predecessor. Creators can get up close with their subject using a brand new zoom feature. With an upgraded focus system, lock onto and track moving subjects faster and more accurately than ever before. The DJI Matrix Stereo, a new and improved audio system, provides crisp and clear sound recording, while pre-programmed shooting modes allow anyone to create visually appealing content with just a few taps.

DJI Pocket 2 also showcases a highly modular design with a removable base plate that allows you to attach new accessories and expand your possibilities. Similar to the original Osmo Pocket, Pocket 2 can be used as a stand-alone stabilized camera, connected to your mobile device with a dedicated phone connector, or operated remotely with wireless accessories for greater camera control.

“There was nothing like the DJI Osmo Pocket on the market when we first released it in November 2018, and it immediately changed the way we capture life’s special moments,” said DJI President, Roger Luo. “DJI Pocket 2 takes it even further. We listened to our customers’ feedback and adapted the iconic design and form factor while raising the bar for the camera system. Pocket 2 brings an improved audio experience, as well as wider expandability. Whether you are out and about capturing everyday stories or a vlogger who requires more creative flair, the built-in intelligent features and different video templates allow anyone to create cinematic and engaging content. Everyone and anyone can shoot a video, but Pocket 2 can help you capture footage like a pro, taking your visual storytelling skills to a whole new level.”

Tiny Camera, Big Difference
Whether it’s your daily adventure or a long-awaited vacation, DJI Pocket 2, as the name suggests, easily fits into any pocket, making it the ideal companion to bring everywhere. Weighing just 117 g and offering up to 140 minutes of battery life, the DJI Pocket 2 is all you need to record those special moments without being weighed down.

Small yet powerful, a larger 1/1.7” image sensor captures images with improved quality. The sweeping 20mm f/1.8 lens provides a bright and wide cinematic look, perfect for all sorts of scenery or vlogging. Photographs can be captured in 16MP or 64MP images using a high-resolution mode, while a maximum video resolution of 4K/60fps at 100Mbps records in stunning details. HDR video has been added to make your videos pop with vivid colors. DJI Pocket 2 also offers up to 8x zoom using the 64-megapixel mode or 4x lossless zoom in 1080p or 16-megapixel mode so you can get closer to your subject without actually moving towards it. Autofocus has been redeveloped using a Hybrid 2.0 AF blend of phase and contrast detection to increase speed and accuracy.

Immersive Audio Experience
Just as image quality has been drastically improved, a complete rework of the audio system ensures footage sounds as great as it looks. The newly added DJI Matrix Stereo system consists of four microphones, strategically placed clear of a hand holding DJI Pocket 2, capturing an immersive audio experience that brings you back to the moment.

Directional Audio enhances sound recording from those microphones to pick up as much detail as possible, with SoundTrack adjusting the audio based on where the camera is facing, while Audio Zoom narrows the sound field when zooming the camera in. To further filter out unwanted background sounds, an optional wind noise reduction helps keep the audio clean in outdoor settings.

Let DJI Pocket 2 Do All the Work with New and Improved Intelligent Features
DJI Pocket 2 is simple to use and easy to understand. A suite of upgraded modes makes getting up and filming those special moments seamless and quick. Design and user experience upgrades include Fast Wake to power Pocket 2 on instantly, Drop Aware to take preventative measures when it senses the gimbal falling, and Pause Recording to quickly pause video recording during operation. Intelligent pre-programmed modes include:

  • Pro Mode: Control advanced camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, EV, and focus mode.
  • ActiveTrack 3.0: Select a subject and let DJI Pocket 2 keep it in the frame automatically.
  • Slow Motion: Capture the fast-moving world in slow motion with a max speed and resolution of 8x at 1080p.
  • Timelapse, Hyperlapse, Motionlapse: Speed up the world around you with the varying effects of three different time-lapse operations. Hyperlapse automatically integrates Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for added smoothness. Users have the ability to save individual images separately, record in RAW format, and use ActiveTrack 3.0.
  • Panoramas:
    • 180° Pano: Captures four photos for sweeping landscape images.
    • 3×3 Pano: Merges nine images for a wide and detailed view.
  • Livestreaming: Livestream directly to Facebook, YouTube, or RTMP.
  • Story Mode: Preset camera movements, color profiles, and music make it easier to choose a template, record the moment, and share to social media instantly.

New Accessories And Dedicated Mobile App To Explore And Expand Your Creativity
A wide variety of accessories have been created to ensure creators can get the most out of DJI Pocket 2, including a sleek charging case, wireless microphone set, waterproof housing, a smaller control wheel, extension rod, wide-angle lens, wireless module, and smartphone support system. A new modular design lets you remove the bottom portion of the handle and attach several accessories that expand the ways you can put DJI Pocket to use, including a base to attach the Micro Tripod, and a Do-It-All Handle with a tripod base, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module, speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, and wireless microphone receiver. Whether you are a new user or experienced content creator, DJI Pocket 2 has everything you need to capture footage that will add colors, context, and meaning to your story.

Osmo Pocket was the first camera to use the DJI Mimo app, and that tradition continues with a streamlined user interface, in-app features, and more. A built-in editing tool makes adjusting images and videos simple and ready to share on social media instantly, while a new AI Editor automatically previews the footage, selects the highlights, and creates a short video. Managing content has never been easier with functions like Batch Select that enables you to select, delete, or download multiple items at once.

DJI Care Refresh

DJI Care Refresh is now available for DJI Pocket 2. For an additional charge, DJI Care Refresh offers comprehensive coverage as well as up to two replacement units within one year. The 2-year plan provides 3 replacement units in 2 years and extends the original warranty period by one more year. Receive your replacement even sooner with DJI Care Refresh Express. DJI Care Refresh also includes international warranty service, VIP after-sales support and free two-way shipping. For a full list of details, please visit: https://www.dji.com/service/djicare-refresh.

Price and Availability

DJI Pocket 2 will be available for purchase starting November 1 from store.dji.com and authorized retail partners. DJI Pocket 2 can be purchased in two options. DJI Pocket 2 includes the Mini Control Stick and tripod mount (1/4”) for the retail price of $349 USD. The DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo includes the Mini Control Stick, tripod mount (1/4”), Wide-Angle Lens, Wireless Microphone + Windscreen, Do-It-All Handle, and Micro Tripod for the retail price of $499 USD. A detailed look at all purchase options can be found here: https://store.dji.com/product/pocket-2.

Truck Driver Nintendo Switch Gameplay Trailer

SOEDESCO® has planned the route for Truck Driver® on Nintendo Switch™. Today, a brand-new trailer revealed that the Nintendo Switch version of Truck Driver releases on November 17, 2020. The trailer shows 10 minutes of gameplay in which various landscapes, characters, missions and truck customizations can be seen. The trucking experience comes both digitally and physically and is fully optimized for Nintendo Switch, supporting solo horizontal Joy-Con grip, tilt controls, HD Rumble and touch screen.

 

Legendary Releases The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Teaser Poster

As Call of Duty gamers prepare to celebrate Halloween in the upcoming “The Haunting of Verdansk” seasonal event featuring Leatherface from the 1974 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, they also unlocked a thrilling glimpse at the future of this notorious icon. Eagle-eyed viewers were treated to a special easter egg in the game’s new trailer and directed to the website TexasChainsaw.com where they were surprised with the debut of an exclusive tease of the iconic crazed killer Leatherface featured on the new poster for Legendary Entertainment’s upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre film, coming to audiences next year. Fans can also enter their email to receive the motion teaser poster featured on the website and a code redeemable for an exclusive Call of Duty calling card.

The new film, a continuation of Tobe Hooper’s shocking 1974 seminal horror classic, marks the return of Leatherface, re-introducing one of the most iconic villains of the horror genre to a whole new generation. The film, which recently wrapped production, is directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Blue Garcia (Tejano) and written by Chris Devlin. Revered horror filmmaker Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe) is producing with Bad Hombre’s Rodolfo Sayagues, alongside Kim Henkel (co-writer of the original 1974 film), Ian Henkel and Pat Cassidy, who are producing via their Exurbia Films.

The starring cast is led by Golden Globe® award nominee Elsie Fisher, alongside Sarah Yarkin (Happy Death Day 2U), Mark Burnham (Wrong Cops), Moe Dunford (The Dig), Olwen Fouéré (Mandy), Alice Krige (“Star Trek”), Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner), Nell Hudson (Victoria), Jessica Allain (The Laundromat), Sam Douglas (Snatch), William Hope (Dark Shadows), and Jolyon Coy (“War & Peace”).

A first for the gaming franchise, Call of Duty’s “The Haunting of Verdansk” Halloween event, running October 20 to November 3, includes a special The Texas Chainsaw Massacre bundle, based on the original 1974 film featuring Leatherface, allowing players to terrorize others as the crazed killer. The legacy of this cannibalistic maniac, whose madness and macabre was unlike anything ever seen before, is set to live on through the “Leatherface” skin for Velikan, as well as the “Family Heirloom” LMG blueprint, complete with a unique Stock attachment that allows an operator to wield the weapon like a chainsaw, along with additional The Texas Chainsaw Massacre-themed items. For more information about “The Haunting of Verdansk” please visit: https://www.callofduty.com/blog/2020/10/Season-Six-The-Haunting-of-Verdansk.

Atari Hotels Unveils New Designs

GSD Group — an innovation and strategy agency — announced that it has hired world-renowned architecture and design firm Gensler and unveiled their vision for the highly anticipated pop culture and video game-inspired Atari® Hotels with the first two hotels to open in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, GSD Group has secured the rights to build future Atari Hotels opening in Austin, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle. The newly announced Las Vegas location will bring an experience that has never existed in a market primed for evolution.

Announced earlier this year as an exclusive licensing agreement with Atari®, the iconic entertainment brand behind seminal video games properties such as Asteroids®, Centipede®, and PONG®, Atari Hotels will offer guests a wholly unique hospitality experience inspired by, and built with, classic and modern video game culture in mind.

Atari Hotels perfectly blends the past, present, and future of video games and entertainment for a destination that offers guests a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience, complete with state of the art amenities for esports fans and content creators. Guests can enjoy the latest in video games, experience cutting-edge immersive entertainment, purchase exclusive Atari Hotels merchandise, and play the night away in retro-style gaming arcades. A speakeasy and fully-equipped nightclub will be available for adult guests, as well as themed restaurants and bars. Atari Hotels delightfully plays with the themes of retro-futurism, pop culture, and nostalgia — offering fun for the whole family.

“Like Atari’s legacy in innovation, Atari Hotels is infusing synthetic reality into every aspect of the hotel, creating an immersive hospitality and gaming experience for our guests,” said Shelly Murphy, Managing Partner, GSD Group. “From our virtual interactive world to the physical locations, every element of Atari Hotels will offer a unique and authentic experience for everyone.”

“We are excited to join GSD Group on this journey to create a completely new kind of immersive experience with the debut of Atari Hotels,” says Tom Ito, Global Hospitality Director, Gensler. “We assembled a multi-disciplinary design team with experts from hospitality to branding, sports, and digital experience design to develop a dynamic brand that is unmatched in the hospitality industry.

“I have seen the vision that GSD Group has for Atari Hotels, and they are poised to shatter the perception of what hotels can be,” said Fred Chesnais, CEO of Atari®. “Atari Hotels will create a world that caters to gamers of all ages and experience levels, giving them a place to call home — a groundbreaking experience that shares Atari’s legacy of innovation.”

At Atari Hotels, experiential interactive entertainment and stylized accommodations await guests, providing a unique experience prior to even checking in, and lasting far beyond check out. Featuring a multi-use, cutting-edge gaming arena, players and spectators will thrive in a world of video games like never before, blurring the lines between the nostalgic era and contemporary ever-evolving digital worlds. Unlike other hospitality destinations in the Las Vegas area, Atari Hotels will give guests the chance to explore and enjoy groundbreaking hospitality innovations, business opportunities, and a revolutionary variety of entertainment options. Retro enthusiasts, casual and hardcore gamers, content creators, and esports professionals will consider Atari Hotels as a unique place to call their home away from home.

Analyst firm Newzoo estimates that the world’s more than 2.5 billion global video gamers will spend roughly $160 billion in 2020 and anticipate the video game industry to grow to an impressive 2.7 billion gamers generating over $200 billion in revenue by the year 2023. Atari Hotels has committed to investing in on-site immersive entertainment and will feature trending and breakthrough advancements in virtual reality and augmented reality technology, ensuring it is uniquely and ideally poised to capitalize on this tremendous demand and thriving opportunity.

For more information about Atari Hotels, please visit www.atarihotels.com.

They Bleed Pixels Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer

Sharpen your claws! Indie cult classic They Bleed Pixels will be released in the Nintendo eShop Oct 22nd for $14.99 USD. Pre-orders start today (Oct 15) with a 20% launch discount running through Halloween (Oct 31). This is the first time They Bleed Pixels’ special blend of gothic-cute pixel art, punishing platforming and bloody one-button combat will be available on a console!

“With They Bleed Pixels we wanted to make a platforming game where the combat and platforming had equal weight, and a big part of that is the game’s unique checkpoint system” says game designer Miguel Sternberg, “In They Bleed Pixels checkpoints are like a power up, and you’ll have to pull off fancy kills to earn them quickly. The game’s large levels really give each checkpoint weight, driving the player towards mixing it up. Kicking enemies into the air, saws, spikes, juggles, whatever it takes to fill that checkpoint meter faster!”

As an anonymous student of the Lafcadio Academy for Troubled Young Ladies, you must battle through your nightmares to defeat a curse that’s slowly transforming your body into a clawed demonic form. Originally released for PC in 2012, They Bleed Pixels balances a perfect mix of fast-paced acrobatic platforming and fierce, one-button, slash’em up combat. By suppressing their urge to button mash in favour of focusing on stylish and smart kills, players are rewarded with a checkpoint they can choose when to place for safety… or try their luck by holding onto it for extra bonus points.

Features:
Hardcore original difficulty, plus an easier novice mode, to match a wide range of skills.
Striking art style mixes low-fi pixel art with organic ink and paper textures.
Lush gothic-cute motion comics tell the story of a young girl haunted by eldritch nightmares.
Become a monster stabbing master or platforming speedrunner with individual level rankings, online leaderboards and 150 skill-based badges.
Unlock bonus guest levels + illustrations by comic and game artists from around the world.

You can pre-order They Bleed Pixels right now in the Nintendo eShop and get a 20% discount till Halloween!

ROCCAT Partners with Shellback Tech to Provide Relief for Disabled Vets

ROCCAT, Turtle Beach’s (Nasdaq: HEAR) Hamburg, Germany-based PC brand, today announced a partnership with Shellback Tech. Founded in 2018 by disabled Iraq veteran Travis Peacock and his wife Brittani, Shellback Tech creates customized, one-of-a-kind, gaming and streaming PCs for disabled veterans and first responders in need, and donates them along with a monitor, desk, chair, and accessories at no cost. Through this partnership Turtle Beach is donating an assortment of ROCCAT’s latest award-winning PC accessories – including the all-new Elo series gaming headsets, Vulcan keyboards, and Burst mice – ensuring Shellback Tech’s forthcoming PC gaming battle stations come fully equipped with the best PC gaming accessories.

“It’s an honor for us to support Shellback Tech’s fantastic mission to help our nation’s disabled veterans and first responders by creating and donating these amazing customized PCs for them,” said Juergen Stark, Chairman and CEO, Turtle Beach. “Gaming has the ability to help people recover more quickly from injuries sustained during service, so we’re grateful for the opportunity to work with Travis and Brittani. They are doing great work and we’re happy to be a part of it.”

Travis and Brittani at Shellback Tech work closely with each of the recipients chosen, as well as their loved ones, to understand their individual needs in order to create the PC gaming system best suited for them. Travis and Brittani started Shellback after gaming helped Travis recover from injuries sustained while he was deployed in Iraq. By the end of 2020 they will have created over 60 custom built PCs – all donated to other disabled veterans and first responders, and this year’s remaining builds will be powered by ROCCAT’s latest PC gaming peripherals, ensuring each recipient receives the high-quality gear they deserve.

“As a disabled veteran, I know first-hand the impact injuries can have, and gaming has been a big help in not only my recovery but also to getting to where I’m at today,” said Travis Peacock, Co-founder of Shellback Tech. “Being able to meaningfully impact the lives of other fellow service members in a positive way by designing and building gaming PCs that help them, both in recovery and doing the work in their new careers, is enormously fulfilling. It is a genuine pleasure to be working with Turtle Beach and ROCCAT to make an even greater impact.”

Click here for additional details on Shellback Tech, and be sure to visit the Shellback Tech Facebook page. For more information on ROCCAT’s line-up of high-quality, German-engineered PC gaming accessories, visit ROCCAT.org, and be sure to follow ROCCAT on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Aquanox Deep Descent Launch Trailer

Here we go – Aquanox Deep Descent is out today and you can finally play the underwater vehicle combat shooter. Whether you start your campaign solo or invite up to three friends, to start your journey in Aqua in the co-op mode or, if the PVP dogfights are your thing: Now it’s time to check out the anticipated next entry of the Aquanox Saga.

Check out the release trailer: YouTube:

Aquanox Deep Descent is available today, October 16th from 7 PM CEST / 10 AM PDT on. The SRP for the digital version is € 29.99 / $ 29.99 and there is a limited edition available, too.

Get it on Steam: http://n.thq.com/3jzW30jD5Kp

Get the Limited Edition on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08HRHDRW1 (SRP is € 39.99 / £ 34.99 / $ 39.99)

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Rain Gameplay Trailer

Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios today revealed a new Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate gameplay trailer showcasing the return of the Edenian demigod, Rain. As the son of the god Argus, Edenia’s divine Protector, Rain wields a magical power allowing him to harness water and lightning, open dimensional rifts to a previously unknown water realm and even liquefy himself to avoid attacks. He is also equipped with a deadly katar to slash and stab opponents as he fights for his place in Edenia’s pantheon. Rain joins the roster as a new playable fighter on Nov. 17 as part of Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Kombat Pack 2.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate preorders are available beginning today for $59.99 (SRP), providing immediate access to Mortal Kombat 11, Kombat Pack 1 and the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion upon purchase. Please note, Nintendo Switch preorders will be available beginning Oct. 22.

Players who already own Mortal Kombat 11 can upgrade their experience by preordering Kombat Pack 2 beginning today for $14.99 (SRP). Current Mortal Kombat 11 owners can also purchase Kombat Pack 1 for $19.99 (SRP) or the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion for $39.99 (SRP).

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Kombat Pack 2 preorders will receive the Time Warriors Skin Pack at launch featuring three new character skin variants, including “Dark Web” Noob Saibot, “HCF” (Halt and Catch Fire) Liu Kang and “Blood Moon” Skarlet.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate offers the definitive Mortal Kombat 11 experience with the addition of Kombat Pack 2 featuring new playable fighters Rain, Mileena and Rambo, along with the previously released Mortal Kombat 11 main game, Kombat Pack 1 and Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is scheduled to release globally beginning Nov. 17 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 11 and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate owners and new buyers on PS4 or Xbox One can access free upgrades to the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S versions of their game at no additional cost, delivering 4K dynamic resolution, enhanced visuals, improved loading times and more, available in conjunction with the Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate launch.