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State of Mind Release Date and Story Trailer

Hamburg, Thursday 12th July 2018Put away that crystal ball: the future is almost here. Daedalic Entertainment is excited to announce that forthcoming futuristic thriller State of Mind will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam for both PC and Mac on 15th August, 2018.

Developed in Unreal Engine, State of Mind takes a sharp look at the immense technological promise the world we live in by jumping us forward to Berlin in 2048. Players take on the role of Richard Nolan, a journalist whose life is starting to fall apart. His wife and child have disappeared and his memories are slipping away.

State of Mind boasts a unique low-poly visual style – designed to represent the fragmented nature of Richard’s world – as well as several playable characters and about 15 hours of engaging gameplay.

The world is on the brink. Lack of resources, polluted air and water, crime on the rise, and rampant wars have left populations disillusioned with and detached from reality. Drones and humanoid robots replace humans in the public sector; everything is interconnected, and surveillance has become omnipresent.

It’s down to Richard to find out what’s going on, both in his own life and in the world around him. It’s an investigation that draws him closer to the new and supposedly perfect virtual world “City 5” that more and more people depressed with their real lives are embracing. What happens when he discovers that his life in the real world is somehow linked to that of a complete stranger living out their days in this new virtual one?

State of Mind is a game about transhumanism and its all-in bet on the future,” explains the game’s author, Martin Ganteföhr. “It is, however, not a game about the technology of tomorrow, but about tomorrow’s people. In the center of this narrative is the motif of separation and reunion. What happens, if the future creates fractures between body and mind? Between reality and constructs? Between biological and virtual ego?”

The game’s main protagonist, Richard Nolan, is one of the few journalists openly criticizing this development. When he wakes up in hospital after an explosion and finds that his wife and son have mysteriously vanished, Richard realizes: he and his family have become more than just bystanders in a storm of rivaling ideas pertaining humankind’s salvation between dystopian reality and digital utopia. Instead, they find themselves right at the center of it.

Ganteföhr continues: “State of Mind picks up the idea to make something whole from fragments. Richard, our protagonist, has to rearrange and sort out his life. He has to endure disruptions of social, technological and very personal nature. The motif of fragments, clearly visible in the key visuals and style, transcends the whole game: it is embedded in the narrative structure, the visuals, the main characters’ core concepts and even in the mechanics of ‘Reconstruction’.”

State of Mind features: 

  • An unsettling vision of the near future players can throw themselves into
  • Dive into a multi-layered Sci-Fi thriller, where dystopian reality and digital utopia are intertwined
  • Unravel a global conspiracy in a society of ubiquitous digitalism, surveillance and transhumanism
  • Explore a world with a rich and unique visual style, combining realistic environments with low-poly characters
  • Take on the role of journalist Richard Nolan, as well as five additional playable characters
  • Use dexterity, deductional skill and research to reconstruct Richard‘s past

State of Mind is now available for preorder on Steam and GOG for €29.99, $29.99 and £25.99. The console version will  be available for €39.99, $39.99 and £34.99.

Sinemia Partners with Restaurants.com for New Subscriber Bonus

LOS ANGELES – July 11, 2018 – Sinemia, the leading global movie ticket subscription service, and Restaurant.com, the nation’s largest dining deals site, have today announced a partnership to provide each new Sinemia subscriber in the U.S. with up to a $300 value towards dining discounts at Restaurant.com over the course of a one-year Sinemia subscription. Sinemia subscribers can use a $25 Restaurant.com eGift Card each month towards a discount at more than 62,000 participating restaurants and national merchants across the United States.

As part of the partnership, Sinemia subscribers will get access to one free $25 eGift Card each month that may be redeemed for any participating Restaurant.com partner. This offer is available to new Sinemia subscribers starting today, and for a limited time only. Terms and conditions apply.

“At Sinemia, our mission is to provide customers a complete, end-to-end movie-going experience, and our partnership with Restaurant.com is another strong step in building the perfect movie night out,” said Sinemia Founder and CEO Rifat Oguz. “Dinner and a movie is a classic night out, but for many it’s simply unaffordable. We want to make it easier for our customers to enjoy their time out because we know they’re not leaving home just to watch a movie on the big screen, but for the entire social experience.”

“As the nation’s largest dining deals site, we are excited to partner with Sinemia to provide their customers with the ultimate night out with dinner and a movie,” said Larry Nichter, Vice President, Sales at Restaurant.com. “For nearly 20 years, we have provided customers with access to affordable dining out, and combining that with a leading global movie subscription service enables customers to enjoy their entire night out while saving money.”

Sinemia offers a range of ticket subscription plans starting at just $4.99 per month, paid annually — the lowest movie ticket subscription price on the market. Unlike MoviePass, moviegoers with Sinemia can purchase tickets and select seats in advance, without needing to be at the theater to do so. All Sinemia monthly movie ticket subscriptions give moviegoers the flexibility to pick any movie in nearly any theater on any date, and to book their tickets and select their seats up to 30 days in advance.

This partnership represents the next big step Sinemia is taking to become a one-stop destination for moviegoers planning a date night, family night out, or night out with friends. Through the Sinemia mobile app, customers can also access perks such as location-based recommendations and ride-sharing integration.

For more information or to sign up for Sinemia today, please visit https://www.sinemia.com. Download the Sinemia mobile app today on the App Store and Google Play Market at:

Thrustmaster to Demo TPR Rudder Pedals at Upcoming Air Shows

London, July 11th, 2018 — After being briefly teased at E3 and then kept tightly under wraps following the show, the brand new TPR Pendular Rudder from Thrustmaster will finally make its grand showing at two iconic airshows in July 2018.

The story continues on July 13th, where Thrustmaster will be present for the 47th year of the Royal International Air Tattoo air show, held at the prestigious Royal Air Force base in Fairford, UK.

From July 13th, the rudder will be available for preorder on our website http://www.thrustmaster.com, ahead of its official release on July 23. For the launch, an exciting release event is planned at the EAA AirVenture Airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA.

Thrustmaster will meet flight enthusiasts during these events and provide them with the chance to test the TPR and show off its accuracy even compared against professional aviation realism at these shows.

Thrustmaster’s 25 years of dedication and experience has been put to the test to meet the challenge of this long-standing community request.

Thrustmaster has yet again stepped up its game with this new rudder system which has been developed in close coordination with many aviation professionals, and designed with the constant implementation of community feedback.

ERGONOMICS AND REALISM

Using the PENDUL_R technology and its suspended mechanism, Thrustmaster has been able to create optimal flexibility that translates the user’s movements with perfect fluidity.

This allows the new rudder to offer a unique experience each and every play session.

The differential brakes, which are ergonomically designed yet still realistic, provide perfect handling control.

The rudder’s metal base, which provides rock-solid stability for even the most hectic moments of play, is one of the strongest features of this colossal piece of hardware, even when used without a cockpit.

VERSATILITY AND PRECISION

The features of the TPR Pendular Rudder do not stop there.

It also includes two adjustment points with 5 positions for each pedal, offering a range of angles from 35° to 75°: enough to easily adapt to any play style.

And as a finishing touch: the H.E.A.R.T. technology* (with magnetic sensor) provides unequalled smoothness and precision (recognition down to the thousandth degree) thanks to the 16-bit resolution on each of the 3 axes.

Finally, as the springs are adjustable (two springs are included), you can easily fine-tune the resistance however you want.

T.A.R.G.E.T.: THE ULTIMATE ASSET

Suitable for both close combat and space flight simulations, this rudder uses the T.A.R.G.E.T software to improve the playing experience.

The ability to combine other Thrustmaster devices provides modularity and customization for the gaming controls.

You’ll be able to show off your entire Thrustmaster flight simulation system with some of your favorite games including: DCS, War Thunder, X-Plane, Flight Sim World, Elite Dangerous, and many more!

With this next-generation rudder, the Hotas Warthog has found its perfect companion, further strengthening the Thrustmaster flight sim ecosystem.

The TPR Thrustmaster Pendular Rudder package contains:

1 rudder
2 metal differential brake pedals
2 allen wrenches (2.5 mm and 3 mm)
2 flat wrenches (8 mm and 14 mm)
1 user manual

The TPR Thrustmaster Pendular Rudder will be offered at the recommended retail price of £449.99 including tax. This is an unbeatable price given the extremely high quality of the device as well as the technical innovation and ergonomics wrapped up in one piece of hardware design all with a breathtaking finish unlike anything else on the market.

If you want to see the TPR Thrustmaster Pendular Rudder and try it out for yourself, visit Thrustmaster in its dedicated areas at the upcoming airshows:

RIAT 2018, (Royal Air Force Fairford, UK; July 13-15)

EAA AirVenture 2018 (Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA; July 23-29)

South Park Announces Season Premiere and Comic-Con Activities

NEW YORK, July 11, 2018 – Comedy Central today announced that the 22nd season of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning South Park will premiere on Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT and also revealed that the #1 brand in comedy will be bringing two South Park activations to San Diego – Cartman’s Escape Room and the Member Berries Challenge. The South Park Comic-Con escape room will give fans a sneak peek into a bigger, longer branded experiential execution that soon launch in major metropolitan areas across the US.

Cartman’s Escape Room is making its worldwide debut at Comic-Con. Trapped! Caught in another one of Cartman’s schemes, fans will now enter the most impossible to escape place ever invented. Ten South Park fans will have a limited amount of time solve a series of puzzles using what they know about South Park to free themselves… before it’s too late. This new South Park activation is free and open to the public at the San Diego Wine Center (200 Harbor Dr. #12, across from the Convention Center) from Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, July 21 from 9:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 22 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

South Park’s Member Berries Challenge (booth #23729 inside Convention Center) will transport fans into a 3D replica scene from the iconic “Member Berries” episode. While joining Randy at the Marsh family dinner table, fans will take the Member Berries Challenge – where they will be asked three South Park trivia questions as they sit in Sharon and Shelly’s seats. If the fan answers all three correctly, they will walk away clean and be rewarded with their very own limited edition Member Berry. However, if a fan answers incorrectly, Member Berry juice will spew out of Randy’s mouth on to the losing player! Ponchos and protective glasses will be available. In addition to the Member Berries Challenge, fans will also get the opportunity to jump in to other iconic scenes from the series and play other South Park themed games.

Comedy Central’s South Park launched on August 13, 1997. The series airs Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the co-creators of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning South Park. Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II are the Executive Producers and Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are Producers. Chris Brion is the Creative Director of South Park Digital Studios. South Park’s Web site is SouthPark.cc.com.

The uncensored episodes are also available for download on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, XBOX Live, Google Play, Sony Entertainment Network, Vudu and Verizon Flexview.

CW’s Riverdale Featured on Official Comic-Con Hotel Keys

BURBANK, Calif. (July 11, 2018) — Step aside, superheroes — the Archie Comics gang is here! Riverdale will play a starring role at Comic-Con® 2018, with 14 members of the cast of the acclaimed hit drama featured on the official hotel keycard of this year’s convention — and one lucky fan will win a trip to visit the show’s Vancouver set. Fourteen different versions of the keycard have been produced, and more than 40,000 branded room keys will be available at nearly 40 participating hotels throughout the San Diego area. For more information on how to enter the Riverdale set visit contest, visit comiccon.thewb.com/Riverdale.

The lucky winner and a guest will get a behind-the-scenes look at the subversive small town of Riverdale and may also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet members of the cast.

This is the first time in Warner Bros. Television Group’s 10 years as the official San Diego Comic-Con® hotel keycard sponsor that fans will have the opportunity to win a chance to visit the set of the featured series.

  • Riverdale cast members KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, Charles Melton, Vanessa Morgan, with Mädchen Amick and Luke Perry are featured on the keycards.
  • From 12:01 a.m. PT on Thursday, July 19, through Midnight PT on Saturday, July 21, fans can log on to comiccon.thewb.com/Riverdale to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to visit the Vancouver set of the show. Fans may enter once per day. The winner will be announced at the Riverdale Comic-Con panel in Hall H on Sunday, July 22, from 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. PT, where fans can catch up with the stars and producers of the show and find out the latest about Archie after that shocking season two finale. The winner does not need to be present to win. All contest rules will be listed on the site.
  • Riverdale returns for season three Wednesday, October 10, at 8/7c on The CW. Riverdale: The Complete Second Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 7. Become a fan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CWRiverdale, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Riverdale.

Bandai Namco’s Code Vein Pushed to 2019

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (July 11, 2018) – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces that CODE VEIN will be moving its release date to 2019 from the previously announced date of September 28, 2018. Throughout its prerelease promotion campaign, CODE VEIN has consistently garnered positive reactions from both media and consumers. With this knowledge, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. has made the decision to dedicate additional time to further develop CODE VEIN to ensure that the final product delivers on the expectations set amongst media and fans.

“CODE VEIN has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from eager fans who have received hands-on time with in-development versions of the game over the past nine months,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “Armed with knowledge of how well the game has already been received, we made the decision to postpone the release of CODE VEIN to further refine its gameplay in an effort to exceed the expectations fans already have of the title. It was a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the correct one.”

Venture into the post-apocalyptic land of CODE VEIN and uncover its secrets. Players will be able to craft their own unique character and customize their experience by equipping numerous weapons, items, skills, and gifts to accommodate their favorite fighting style or gain a competitive advantage against impossible odds. Various A.I. controlled partners will also be on-hand to explore the interconnected world with their own specialized attributes and personalities. CODE VEIN will be available in the Americas in 2019 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM®.

For more information on CODE VEIN and other products from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

The Boomsday Project Announced for Hearthstone

IRVINE, California – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2018 – A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits the intrepid scientists, engineers, and . . . test subjects of Azeroth in The Boomsday Project, the next expansion for Hearthstone®, Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit digital card game. On August 7, the infamous Dr. Boom’s delightfully irresponsible experiments will be unleashed upon players in the form of 135 new cards and a slew of mischievous new gameplay mechanics.

Dr. Boom has built a complex of hidden laboratories in the ever-churning Netherstorm, where he and his colorful crew of renegade researchers are hard at work on all manner of ill-advised scientific endeavors. Players will marvel at the discovery of nine new, immensely powerful Legendary Spells! They’ll be awestruck by Projects, spells with wondrous effects that appear to benefit both players—but appearances can be deceiving! And they’ll tremble before the terrible power of Omega cards, which give incredible rewards when played at 10 mana crystals!

Dr. Boom also has a well-documented affinity for bots and bombs, and he’s using The Boomsday Project as an opportunity to debut what might be his most mind-boggling Mech-related innovation yet: Magnetic attraction. Magnetic is a new keyword that allows players to merge Mech minions, combining their attack, health, and abilities to construct fearsome amalgamated automatons.

With so much R&D in the works, Dr. Boom and his staff are about to go into recruitment overdrive. In addition to testing Boom Bot fuses and piloting experimental sky golem prototypes, daring interns will also be responsible for solving puzzles in The Puzzle Lab—the challenging new single-player Hearthstone experience coming with The Boomsday Project. Dr. Boom and his staff are not yet accepting applications, but they will share more details about this exciting opportunity in the weeks ahead.

Coming August 7 to Windows® and Mac® PCs; Windows, iOS, and Android™ tablets; and mobile phones, The Boomsday Project card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone’s Arena mode, and players can purchase them with in-game gold or real money at the same prices asHearthstone’s other card packs. Starting today and up until the expansion is released, reckless qualified candidates can sign a stack of liability waivers and pre-purchase The Boomsday Project card packs in two different bundle options: the 50-pack bundle includes a free random golden class Legendary and the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, while the 80-pack Mega Bundle also includes a free golden class Legendary and Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, as well as a new playable Warlock Hero—Mecha-Jaraxxus, Eredar Lord of the scientific community. These one-time-only bundles are available on any platform for $49.99 and $79.99, respectively, and can each be purchased once per account.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity at TheBoomsdayProject.com.

Avengers Halloween Special Series Announced

New York, NY – July 10, 2018 – This Halloween, the Avengers will shock readers with their spookiest stories and the most fearful tales! Iron Man and Captain America take on a journey for one of Howard Stark’s abandoned weapons…but what they find is different than any kind of horror that they’ve encountered…

With bonus stories featuring your favorite Marvel heroes, including Daredevil, Punisher, and the X-Men, AVENGERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL brings together an epic team writers and artists to take your favorite characters on all-new frightful journeys, including acclaimed creators Gerry Duggan (Despicable Deadpool, Infinity Countdown, Infinity Wars), Robbie Thompson (Doctor Strange and the Sorcerer’s Supreme, Spider-Man/Deadpool), and Canadian horror producers and screenwriters Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska (The Soska Sisters) (American Mary, See No Evil 2)! Plus, superstar writer Jay Baruchel (The Goon, This is the End) make their Marvel Comics debut!

“It’s going to be a horror anthology with five frightful tales full of chills and thrills,” teased editor Jake Thomas. “The stories will showcase your favorite Marvel heroes through a funhouse mirror of the macabre, twisting their stories into terrifying tales sure to send shivers up your spine! The only thing scarier than reading this issue would be missing it!”

Don’t miss all the horror and thrills this October, when AVENGERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL hits comic shops!

AVENGERS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1

Written by GERRY DUGGAN, THE SOSKA SISTERS, JAY BARUCHEL, ROBBIE THOMPSON & MORE

Art by BOB QUINN, EOIN MARRON, JONAS SCHARF & MORE

Cover by Geoff Shaw

On Sale 10/31/18

Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars Release Date and Trailer

SAN FRANCISCO  July 10, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced Far Cry® 5: Lost on Mars, the second post-launch adventure, will release July 17 on available platforms. Lost on Mars continues the uncanny adventures in the Far Cry 5 Season Pass as players travel to Mars to eradicate an alien threat. Lost on Mars can be purchased as a stand-alone DLC for $9.99, as part of the season pass for $29.99 or the Gold Edition for $89.99.

Lost on Mars transports the franchise’s insanity from Hope County to the red planet as Nick Rye is teleported to a hostile planet to help his buddy Hurk thwart an alien invasion of Earth. This adventure gives players a new arsenal of alien weaponry, including the Blaster of Disaster, Hellfire and Morphinator, while also introducing a new traversal tool with Space Jets. Humankind’s future is in the hands of the game’s most notorious guns-for-hire. Time to squash some bugs!

In addition, all Far Cry 5 players will have access to new Mars-themed assets in Far Cry Arcade, available now. Map builders will be able to integrate these assets into their existing maps or create new sci-fi-themed maps. Future content will also include thematic assets that will be added to Far Cry Arcade for free. Those who download the Lost on Mars DLC will also gain access to new weapons – Obliteratorrrr, Taser Phazer Annihilazer, Nerve Reaper, Grape Popper and Hellfire – to use as they liberate Hope County from the Project at Eden’s Gate.

Far Cry 5 post-launch will continue with a final DLC adventure – Dead Living Zombies – which will be released in August. An additional asset drop will give map builders more tools to create unique Far Cry Arcade experiences. The adventures are available in the season pass or as stand-alone DLC purchases, while new asset releases for Far Cry Arcade will be available for free to all players in future title updates.

Set in America, a first for the franchise, Far Cry 5 offers players total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world as the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana. Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden’s Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance. Far Cry 5 will continue to receive premium DLC adventures available in the season pass, as well as free content, including new Far Cry Arcade assets and in-game live events following the launch.

For more information about Far Cry 5, please visit farcry.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/farcry.usa and on Twitter at twitter.com/farcrygame or hashtag #farcry5.