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Marvel Studios Loki Official Trailer

Watch Loki—the imperious God of Mischief—who, after absconding with the Tesseract, is a fish-out-of-water when he lands in a world of trouble with the bureaucratic TVA (Time Variance Authority) in the brand-new trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Loki.” The all-new, original series debuts exclusively on Disney+ on June 11, 2021.

Marvel Studios’ “Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer.

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Tour de France 2021 and Pro Cycling Manager 2021 Announced

NACON and Cyanide are delighted to announce that their two cycling simulations will return this year: Tour de France 2021 and Pro Cycling Manager 2021!

Manage your team of riders in Pro Cycling Manager 2021

Pro Cycling Manager 2021 is the only cycling simulation game that combines management and racing in real time. In the shoes of a manager, players need to recruit, train and direct the riders in their team to take them to the top of the rankings. Benefiting from Cyanide’s extensive experience, this new instalment lets you participate in over 260 races, including all 21 official stages of the Tour de France 2021 – a total of 700 stages. New features have been added to the game, including:

  • European championships and national teams added
  • Improved AI, especially in the peloton behaviour
  • More realistic weather, which affects fatigue and rider performance
  • Top manufacturers’ helmets, bike frames and wheels recreated in game for added realism
  • Cross the finish line at the Champs-Elysées with Tour de France 2021

The video game of the third most followed sporting competition in the world is back! Faithfully recreating the new route that starts in Brittany this year, Tour de France 2021 thrusts players straight into the thick of the peloton as a rider in one of the top Tour de France teams.

Adapt your strategy to meet your objectives: join the early breakaway to win the green jersey, excel in the mountain stages by becoming the best climber, or save your energy for the final sprint on the last day to take the iconic yellow jersey.

Multiple improvements and new features have been added to Tour de France 2021, including:

  • The official route of the Tour de France 2021
  • A redesign of My Tour mode, with more customisation options and 89 stages available
  • A new recovery mechanic for added realism
  • More realistic peloton behaviour
  • Equipment from a wide range of official brands

Tour de France 2021 will be available on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC June 3, 2021

Pro Cycling Manager 2021 will release on PC only on June 3, 2021.

Six Flags Great Adventure Unveils Coaster Power Hours Event Series

Six Flags Great Adventure today announced that it will open select spring Thursday and Friday evenings for a new special event that celebrates its world-class roller coaster collection, Coaster Power Hours.

Offering exclusive ride time on up to 12 roller coasters, Coaster Power Hours will include music, specialty food, free parking, and surprises for guests throughout the night. One coaster will offer a special, limited-time experience for this event.

Coaster Power Hours rides include:

  • Kingda Ka – The world’s tallest and second-fastest coaster
  • Nitro – Award-winning mega (taller than 200 feet) coaster
  • El Toro – Award-winning hybrid wood/steel coaster
  • Skull Mountain “Remix” – Indoor, dark coaster will be transformed with pumping music and moving lights, exclusively for Coaster Power Hours
  • BIZARRO – World’s first top-rail floorless, seven-loop coaster
  • BATMAN: The Ride – Chairlift-style, inverted, five-loop coaster
  • THE JOKER – 4-D, free-fly coaster
  • SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight – “Flying” prone-position, looping coaster
  • THE DARK KNIGHT – Indoor, dark coaster
  • GREEN LANTERN – Stand-up, five-loop coaster
  • Runaway Mine Train – Family-style coaster
  • HARLEY QUINN Crazy Train – Family-style coaster

Coaster Power Hours Schedule:

  • Friday Evenings from 6 to 11 pm: April 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21
  • Thursday Evenings from 4 to 9 pm: May 6, 13, 20, 27

This reservation-only private event will feature limited park attendance and special pricing. Discounted pricing to this special event will be available for Six Flags Members and Season Pass holders. Information is available at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/events Rides are subject to change.

Marvel Studios Black Widow Gets New Trailer

A new trailer for Marvel Studios’ long-awaited “Black Widow” is available now, showcasing Natasha Romanoff’s struggle to face her past and deal with unfinished business. The action-packed spy thriller will launch simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access* in most Disney+ markets on July 9, 2021. New images are also now available.

Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow, Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour portrays Alexei/The Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz is Melina. “Black Widow”—the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.

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Grand Casino Tycoon Announcement Trailer Released

Aerosoft, a prolific publisher of best-selling simulation titles, and developer stillalive studios on Tuesday unveiled Grand Casino Tycoon, the latest game in the publisher’s award-winning roster. Launching on Windows PC via Steam on May 20, 2021, Grand Casino Tycoon adds new levels of depth to the classic Tycoon game formula. Virtual Bugsy Siegels will not only design the layout of their sparkling gambling dens, but will need to keep a close eye on the guests and strategically manage their wants, needs, and winnings — after all, you don’t want them to win or lose too much money! Find that magic middle-line and keep the chips flowing and the crowds happy!

“Grand Casino Tycoon follows in the footsteps of classics of the genre, but brings with it all sorts of fresh features and ideas that fans and newcomers alike will enjoy,” said Winfried Diekmann, CEO of Aerosoft. “The team at stillalive have crafted a fantastic business management sim with strategy and RPG elements that all come together for a fun, engaging experience, and we’re pleased to have added it to Aerosoft’s lineup of acclaimed simulation titles.”

“Joining Aerosoft’s roster of award-winning simulation games is again an honor, and we’re excited to introduce such a witty and well-rounded tycoon title to the mix,” said Julian Mautner, CEO of stillalive studios. “Grand Casino Tycoon features all of the well-loved tycoon genre elements, with an extra dose of humor and deep gameplay, combining to create a superbly one-of-a-kind experience.”

Watch the teaser trailer for Grand Casino Tycoon here:

In Grand Casino Tycoon, makin’ money is the name of the game, and simulated Sam Rothsteins will need to do whatever it takes to keep gamblers gamblin’ and the cash coming in. Place slot machines and games tables in strategic locations to maximize traffic, but make sure the drinks are nice and close by with easily accessible bars and restaurants. Design is only half the battle, however, and players will need to pay close attention to individuals winning more than they should — never forget, the house always wins. Managers need to keep their eyes glued to the security cams for expert gamblers and deal with them appropriately, but make sure to provide a decadent and thrilling experience for the guests that want to spend!

Key Features of Grand Casino Tycoon:

  • What More Could a Gambler Need?: An innovative “Needs” system allows casino managers to observe and manipulate a guest’s hunger, thirst, spending level, and more, creating the perfect mood and environment for parting with their hard-earned cash.
  • Start Small, Dream Big: Keep up to date on the latest gambling technology through a robust tech tree. Keep upgrading your casino and its amenities, and increase management knowledge to become a true casino tycoon!
  • How Do You Casino?: Three modes, three ways to make cash; Campaign Mode, Sandbox Mode, or Free Play Mode allow players to experience all manner of casino management
  • Interior Design is Your Passion: Create the perfect layout with a variety of exciting games, from bright and colorful slot machines to the classics like Blackjack, Craps, and of course, Roulette. Guests will keep coming back to a well-designed casino!
  • Earn a Michelin Star: Casinos aren’t just for gambling, so offering an opulent selection of fine dining experiences and delicious cocktails will keep the guests spending money and increase their visit time
  • Use a Little Muscle: Use security cams, pit bosses, and other “controlling objects” to maintain a perfect blend of winners, losers, and most importantly, BIG spenders
    Published by Aerosoft and in development by stillalive studios, Grand Casino Tycoon arrives on Windows PC via Steam on May 20, 2021. Add the game to your wishlist here.

Stay up-to-date with Grand Casino Tycoon by following the game on Twitter and Facebook.

The World Series of Poker Unveils 2021 Plans

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) today announced much-anticipated plans for 2021, including the return of the live, in-person World Series of Poker event and $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, best known as “The Main Event®”.

World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino

The world-famous tournament series, which experienced record-smashing participation in 2019 and adjusted to a hybrid format to accommodate 2020, will be back in-person at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino this fall pending applicable state and/or regulatory approvals.  Cards will be in the air for a diverse calendar of events beginning Thursday, Sept. 30 with all play concluding on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

The 2021 opening weekend is expected to feature a special charity event to benefit frontline health workers, a $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. and a $5 million GTD No-Limit Hold’em event billed as “The Reunion.”

Further details and specifics on the complete schedule will be released this summer.

“The Main Event” is expected to begin Thursday, Nov. 4 and run through Wednesday, Nov. 17.  Players will have their choice of four starting days on Thursday, Nov. 4, Friday, Nov. 5, Saturday, Nov. 6 or Sunday, Nov. 7. Players participating on Thursday or Friday will have their Day 2 on Monday, Nov. 8 if they survive the first day with chips.  Those selecting Saturday or Sunday for an opening flight will play their Day 2 on Tuesday, Nov. 9, with the fields combining on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Hotel room reservations are now being accepted across Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas resorts, including the headquarters at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, with rates as low as $60 for existing Caesars Rewards members. Visit www.caesars.com using promo code “WSOPM” to make your room reservations. Online pre-registration won’t open until this summer, after all events have been determined and approved by regulators.

Specific COVID-19 safety protocols and other related 2021 tournament policies will be reviewed with gaming regulators in the lead-up to the event.  The World Series of Poker will be compliant with all directives from the state of Nevada regarding social distancing and capacity limits on the tournament dates.

“This year, more than ever, we embrace our role at the WSOP to deliver memorable experiences and bring this community of poker lovers back together.  In 2021, the theme is, get vaccinated and get back to Vegas,” said Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director.

WSOP Online 2021

Building off last summer’s record-setting success for both domestic and international online poker tournaments, WSOP plans to fill the summer void with an exciting slate of WSOP Gold Bracelet online events.

In 2020, WSOP.com’s domestic series awarded nearly $27 million in prize money across its 31 events, making it far and away the biggest online tournament series in the history of U.S. regulated poker.

Similarly, WSOP Online 2020 was a massive draw for international players in partnership with GGPoker, with the WSOP Online Main Event smashing the Guinness Book World Record for largest online poker tournament with a $27.5 million prize pool for a single event.  In total, nearly $150 million in prize money was awarded across the festival, including seven-figure prize pools in 45 events, making it amongst the biggest tournament series in history.

WSOP.com will hold the domestic tournaments on its All-American Poker Network beginning Thursday, July 1, closing with a $1,000 championship. Qualification will be available for as little as $1.

Complete information about the WSOP Online tournament schedule will be released and published on www.wsop.com on April 15, 2021. Additional information on the international component of WSOP Online 2021 will be published shortly thereafter.

WSOP Europe 2021

WSOP Europe is expected to round out the year of poker action with its return to King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic running from Friday, Nov. 19 through Tuesday, Dec. 8, subject to regulatory approval.

“We hope and anticipate travel restrictions will ease by the fall,” said Stewart. “It’s important to us that we have an excellent tournament schedule available to our European players.”

The tournament is expected to include 15 gold bracelet events, including a 10,000 euro buy-in WSOP Europe Main Event and a 50,000 euro High Roller event.  For more information on King’s Casino and to book hotel rooms, visit https://kings-resort.com/.

Please note: The ability to hold a live, in-person event will be subject to the state of the public health emergency due to COVID-19 and all applicable health, safety, and regulatory approvals, guidelines, and restrictions. WSOP reserves the right to make appropriate modifications to this plan and to the policies and procedures under which the tournament series may be held.

About the World Series of Poker

The World Series of Poker® is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world, having awarded more than $3.29 billion in prize money and the prestigious gold bracelet, globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest-running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.  In 2019, the event attracted 187,298 entrants from 118 different countries to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and awarded more than $293 million in prize money. In addition, the WSOP has formed groundbreaking alliances in broadcasting, digital media and corporate sponsorships, while successfully expanding the brand internationally with the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007 and the WSOP Asia-Pacific in 2013 and the WSOP International Circuit Series in 2015. All WSOP events are subject to the then-current and applicable WSOP tournament rules. For more information, please visit www.wsop.com.

Corsair Unveils New K55 RGB Pro Keyboards

CORSAIR®, a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today announced a new pair of RGB gaming keyboards for PC gamers to get started on the path to victory: the CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO and K55 RGB PRO XT. These latest entries in the K55 family light up your desktop thanks to dynamic RGB backlighting, and include six dedicated macro keys with Elgato Stream Deck software integration for one-button actions and shortcuts. Whether you’re getting started in gaming or looking to upgrade your setup, the K55 RGB PRO and K55 RGB PRO XT offer the essential features and head-turning style that gamers demand.

The new K55 RGB PRO keyboards brilliantly illuminate your battlestation. The K55 RGB PRO features five zones of RGB lighting with six preset onboard lighting effects, while the K55 RGB PRO XT kicks things up a notch with per-key RGB backlighting, offering ten onboard lighting effects and near-limitless customization through CORSAIR iCUE software. With a recently redesigned user interface for even more intuitive control, iCUE unlocks dynamic RGB lighting customization, key remaps, and powerful in-game macros. iCUE also coordinates system-wide synchronization of your RGB lighting, along with exclusive iCUE game integrations when playing select games for the most immersive experience possible.

Both keyboards are equipped with six dedicated macro keys, enabling you to easily activate customized functions, shortcuts, or actions at the press of a key. Macro keys can also be integrated with Elgato Stream Deck software to activate streaming commands and elevate your content to new heights. Seven dedicated media and volume keys provide quick and convenient media playback and volume control, so you can stay fully focused on the action.

IP42-rated to protect against dust and spills so your game never stops, the K55 RGB PRO and K55 RGB PRO XT are built to last, with a soft textured detachable palm rest so your comfort lasts as long as your keyboard. Quiet, responsive keys deliver a comfortable and discreet typing experience, with a tactile bump for confidence in your keystrokes when they matter most. Anti-ghosting with selective key rollover ensures FPS and MOBA inputs register even with simultaneous keypresses, while the dedicated Windows Key Lock button prevents accidental interruptions during critical moments. When the competition commences, start your winning streak with the K55 RGB PRO and K55 RGB PRO XT.

Availability, Warranty, and Pricing

  • The CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO and CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO XT are available immediately from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.
  • The CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO and CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO XT are backed by a limited lifetime warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.
  • For up-to-date pricing of the CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO and CORSAIR K55 RGB PRO XT, please refer to the CORSAIR website or contact your local CORSAIR sales or PR representative.

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War Hospital Announced with Trailer

War Hospital, a new title by Brave Lamb Studio, was just revealed at Future Games Show, the biggest gaming event of Q1 2021. This unique society survival about saving lives during World War 1 instead of taking them, was one of two new games revealed by the publisher Movie Games.

In War Hospital, the year is 1917. You are major Henry Wells, a retired British combat medic, drafted back and thrown into the nightmare of World War I. Understaffed and undersupplied, you are the last bastion of hope for countless soldiers at the Eastern Front.

The game represents the new genre of society survival, which consists of such games as Frostpunk and This War of Mine.

As the commander of a field hospital, you will build a facility to heal combat injuries while the artillery shells explode ear-splittingly close. The game faithfully depicts WW1 wounds and field equipment, and presents realistic medical tools and methods, giving the player an opportunity to develop them.

The team at Brave Lamb Studio emphasizes the moral side of commanding a WW1 field hospital. The players’ duties will involve triage, the prioritization of wounded soldiers, and require a look in their personal history to determine who should be saved.

Fire Commander Reveal Trailer Unveiled

During Future Games Show, the biggest gaming event of Q1 2021, Movie Games revealed two upcoming games. One of them is Fire Commander, co-produced by Atomic Wolf and Pixel Crow, where you can face the raging inferno. It’s a dream-come-true for everyone who wanted to don the yellow bunker gear.

Fire Commander is a game about leading the most daring firefighting and rescue operations. Taking the genre of a real time tactical rescue game to the next level, it tasks the player with leading a team of firefighters. It’s a rare game about being an everyday hero, where the enemy can’t be outgunned, only outsmarted.

The players will face a variety of situations that firefighters have to overcome in real life, including toxic spills, plane crashes, wildfires and more.

The fire itself will behave realistically, with different types of materials having a different combustion temperature, which could affect the player’s tactics. Digital fire commanders will have to consider such factors as backdraft or smoke. On the upside, they’ll have various firefighter classes, unlockable skills, gear and vehicles at their disposal. They will also see their fire station grow and develop.

Taking care of the team is an important element of Fire Commander. The players will send their heroes on training courses, develop their skills, and monitor their mental condition. This is necessary to ensure that during emergencies, everyone knows what to do, and won’t hesitate to do it.

Europa Universalis IV: Leviathan Announced

Not everything has to be brute force. Armies are necessary, of course, but there are other ways to succeed. Build a force of diplomats, for example, and use your flattery as a weapon against others. Or draw wealth and power from the remote regions of your realm to construct a metropolis to be the engine of your economy. You can try many new routes to global power in Europa Universalis IV: Leviathan, coming next month.

Leviathan is the newest expansion to Paradox’s grand strategy classic about the early modern world. The first release from the Barcelona based Paradox Tinto, Leviathan adds new options for diplomatic and economic play, and will be available to Europa Universalis players on 27 April 2021.

One of the highlights of Leviathan is the ability to use diplomatic Favors to gain benefits from other nations. If you post a diplomat to curry favor in a foreign nation, you will slowly build up enough diplomatic power to request material aid, changes in alliances and even the return of core provinces.