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Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Release Date

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Sydney, Australia – July 30, 2015 Hammerfall Publishing is pleased to announce the official full release date of their upcoming “Warhammer 40,000” strategy game, Warhammer 40,000: Regicide.

On August 26, 2015, tactical combat and classical strategy will meet on the blood-soaked and war-ravaged battlefields, as Warhammer 40,000: Regicide leaves Early Access to achieve a full release on Steam for PC. As part of this upcoming release, Regicide will feature all three-acts of their 50 mission story-driven campaign, many new tactical abilities, a full tier upgrade system for units, and a barrage of additional fan-requested features, refinements and, improvements!

The Regicide release-day update will include the highly-anticipated Armoury where players can unlock new abilities to take into battle, an XP & levelling system, and a new unit upgrade system that allows players to Tier up their units.

Hammerfall has also added extensive, canonically authentic Russian, German and French localizations (with a few more languages for good measure still to be announced!)

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide’s campaign consists of three acts. In act 1, fight your way through the first 10 missions of our epic 50-mission single-player Campaign alongside Captain Dracomedes and his loyal Blood Angels.

All of the above features will be available when Warhammer 40,000: Regicide releases on August 26, 2015!

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide has been embraced by strategy fans worldwide, with a Steam approval rating of 88%, and has amassed tens of thousands of players during Early Access. And those bloodthirsty players have already logged well over 100,000 total hours of play to-date!

Fans are invited to join the team at Hammerfall Publishing as we accept challenges from members of the community, give away Steam Keys, answer questions about the game, and talk about the Warhammer 40,000 universe during our fortnightly Friday Face-Off Event, with the next being July 31, 2015 on Twitch at http://www.twitch.tv/wh40kregicide

Warhammer® 40,000®: Regicide is available NOW in Early Access on

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/322910/

Son of Monsterpalooza Costume Contest Announced

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Heading out to Son of Monsterpalooza in September? If so, be sure to checkout the event’s annual costume contest. Or, if you HAVE a costume to show off, be sure to enter into the running. The contest is on Saturday of the event and the 1st place winner receives $600 dollars! Check out this link for more information on Son of Monsterpalooza events and the full costume contest promo image below (click to embiggen):

 

Kyn Launch Trailer

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NetherlandsJuly 28, 2015 – Two-person independent developer Tangrin, along with indie publisher Versus Evil, today announced the release of Tangrin’s debut action role-playing game (RPG) KYN for PC. In this fast-paced tactical strategy game players control up to a six member party while they fight through a mythical Viking world. KYN is now available on Steam, GoG.com and GreenMan Gaming  among others, for $19.99.

KYN has been modelled on classic RPG foundations, where gameplay is more than a single character-defeat-all-with-mighty-weapons. With fast action combat that requires strategic thought, a detailed storyline and deep crafting systems, gamers can expect to be immersed in this Viking world and challenged to the fullest.

Kyn has been a long time coming. We thought we’d be able to complete it in a year – it has taken four and half!” quoted Victor Legerstee from Tangrin Entertainment. “It was a labor of love spent painstakingly crafting a grand tactical RPG. And it was well worth it. Kyn has turned into a rich RPG we are truly proud of and it will be a great escape for gamers who love to tinker with their heroes, fight tactical battles and solve the occasional brainteasing puzzles.”

KYN brings a beautiful, mythical environment to life through its rich story and beautiful landscapes,” said Versus Evil General Manager Steve Escalante. “The depth in this game is truly amazing, from the hundreds of items that can be crafted, to the highly customizable six-player party and the 20-plus hour story – all created by a two-man dev team. This title truly embodies the indie spirit of Versus Evil and we are happy to be able support Tangrin on their debut video game release.”

KYN is a fast-paced role-playing game set in a world where Viking mythology collides with magic. Inside the world of KYN players will utilize classic strategic RPG elements to devise traps and traverse througha unique realm with plenty of puzzles to solve and enemies to defeat. Players will control a party of up-to six different characters, all customizable with different skills and traits as they unravel the mysteries ofKYN and perfect their own fast-paced fighting styles.

For more information about Kyn, visit http://www.kyngame.com/.

World of Tanks Xbox One Launch Trailer

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World of Tanks Xbox One launch screenshot

July 28, 2015 — The wait is over and the battle lines are drawn as Wargaming announces World of Tanks is now available globally on Xbox One. Custom built for the platform, World of Tanks on Xbox One fully harnesses the power of the console and brings a world first to gamers with cross-platform play between the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of the game. With the addition of stunning enhanced graphics and a new Player versus Environment (PVE) mode, the new generation of tank warfare has at last arrived.

World of Tanks on Xbox One delivers an amazing first-to-market function for console tankers with never before seen cross-platform multiplayer tank battles on Xbox. Furthermore, with a single Xbox Live account sign-in between the two platforms all tech tree progress and in-game research is preserved, no matter which Xbox console a player is using to access the fight.

“Across all platforms, World of Tanks has one of the most dedicated online communities of players and we are expanding that community as we break new ground with this revolutionary cross-platform play functionality on consoles,” stated Denny Thorley, SVP of product development, Wargaming, “With this technological innovation we are able to bridge the battle between Xbox One and Xbox 360 tankers, and we’re excited to offer players their first-ever opportunity to play across the two, together and seamlessly.”

World of Tanks cross-platform gameplay delivers another innovation with voice chat between platforms and shared achievements through a single Xbox Live account. The game also ramps up the combat with enhanced graphics and lingering battle damage thanks to the heightened Havok damage physics.

The all-new “Proving Grounds” PVE mode debuts, providing the perfect entry point for new tankers and an excellent practice arena for existing tankers. Finally, players will be able to share every glorious victory via the full slate of social and streaming support offered on the Xbox One platform.

For more information about World of Tanks on Xbox One and Xbox 360, visit:

•           http://www.worldoftanks.com/xbox

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Six Flags Great Adventure August Events – Fright Fest Auditions

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Six Flags Great Adventure has announced its August events calendar – which includes auditions for their upcoming Fright Fest haunted attraction!

Monsoon Music Festival – August 1

Six Flags Great Adventure welcomes the Monsoon Music Festival to the Movietown Arena August 1. The summer’s hottest South Asian Festival features Jassi Sidhu with PBN, Raj Bains from the UK and Deejay K-Square from Canada. Concert starts at 5 p.m. and a separate event ticket is required. Theme park admission, Season Pass or Membership is also required. For more information and ticket prices visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

Fright Fest Zombie Auditions – August 1, 2, 14, 15, 28 & 29

Scare-actors and support staff are needed to fill a variety of positions from the undead who roam the midways to terror trail performers and technicians. No prior acting or scare experience is necessary. Six Flags seeks individuals with a passion for Halloween and scaring. Auditions include several fun acting exercises in a group setting. Zombie auditions take place in the Employment Center. If interested, please complete the pre-employment application prior to attending an audition date, or scheduling an interview for technician positions, at www.sixflagsjobs.com

Food Service Job Fair – August 2

Six Flags is looking for friendly, outgoing people to help serve our guests a meal to remember. The park will host a special job fair from 10 am to 3 pm in the Employment Center. Candidates must be age 16 and older, and available to work for Food Services through the remainder of the summer and through Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. Being an employee at Six Flags Great Adventure has tons of benefits including free tickets for friends, employee discounts and more. Please complete the pre-employment application before attending the job fair at www.sixflagsjobs.com, and come ready to put your best foot forward.

Illusionist Brad Ross – August 3 to August 30

International Star Illusionist and New Jersey native Brad Ross comes to the Showcase Theater at Six Flags Great Adventure. His show combines a theatrical collection of high-energy, spellbinding magic, cutting-edge illusions and astonishing wonders live on stage. Ross has been dazzling audiences of all ages for over two decades and has entertained millions of people worldwide. Ross’ show “Unbelievable” will run daily except Tuesdays at 2:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. from August 3 to 30, 2015.

FreeStyle Music Festival – August 8

TriniFly Promotions and Overdrive Productions team up to bring the first-ever FreeStyle Music Festival to the Plymouth Rock Assurance® Arena. Concert features live performances by legendary freestyle artists TKA, Judy Torres, Coro, Noel, Freedom Williams of C&C Music Factory and more. TKA is an American Latin Freestyle trio who have been dubbed the Kings of Freestyle with hits like “One Way Love” and “Come Get My Love.” Singer and actress Judy Torres has had her share of club hits and can currently be heard on-air on 103.5 KTU in NYC. Separate ticket is required for this concert in conjunction with theme park admission, Season Pass or Membership.

Caribbean Concert featuring Shaggy – August 9

2015 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Six Flags Caribbean Concert Series. The show features Shaggy, Lady Saw, Lyrikal, Olatunji, Dexta Daps, Kreesha Turner, Angela Hunte and Kyron DuPont live in concert. A separate ticket is required in conjunction with theme park admission, Season Pass or Membership. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

Austin Mahone Concert featuring Pia Mia and Jacquie Lee – August 15

Six Flags Great Adventure and 92.3 AMP present Austin Mahone in concert. Mahone, who got his start by posting his videos on YouTube, will be joined by Pia Mia who rose to fame the same way. The two internet sensations will be joined by New Jersey’s own Jacquie Lee, who participated in 2014’s season of The Voice. Concert takes place in the Plymouth Rock Assurance® Arena at 7 p.m.and is included with theme park admission, Season Pass or Membership.

National Coaster Day – August 16

Six Flags Great Adventure celebrates National Coaster Day presented by Outback Steakhouse on August 16. Guests can enjoy special activities inside the park including coaster trivia and prizes, a fiesta in Plaza del Carnaval featuring live DJ music and Latin dance lessons near El Diablo and El Toro, and special offers at the new Macho Nacho sports bar and grill. A special admission offer and exclusive ride time benefits are available to Outback Steakhouse restaurant customers and Six Flags Season Pass holders. Fans can vote for Kingda Ka as “Boldest Coaster” and enter to win a VIP trip at www.sixflags.com/BoldestSweeps

Salute the Troops Concert – August 26

Six Flags Great Adventure presents the Salute the Troops Concert with Dan + Shay as part of the MIKE AND IKE® ZOURS® Summer Concert Series. Dan + Shay are an American country music duo from Pennsylvania and Arkansas. They have opened for Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton on their respective tours. Concert starts at 7 p.m. and is free with theme park admission, Season Pass orMembership. All active military will receive free theme park admission August 26 with I.D.

SprintR VR Controller Announced

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July 27, 2015 — Exis Interactive, A Maryland-based game development company with credits including Bioshock Infinite™, Xcom™, and World of Tanks™, today announced a new virtual reality (VR) controller called the SprintR.

Exis’ patent-pending controller is a wireless footpad that lets you easily walk, run, and jump in VR. It not only feels natural, but also frees up your hands for all sorts of new experiences. Used in combination with a game-pad or hand sensing tech, SprintR becomes a full avatar control solution for VR that does not require the user to run in place and sweat through a VR headset. The sleek form factor suits any foot size or type. Additionally, SprintR is portable, so it is perfect for desk- or couch-centric gaming. SprintR puts VR movement where it belongs, at your feet.

SprintR is all about easy, natural movement in VR. On one hand you have VR controllers that require an entire room cleared of furniture, or massive treadmills that require a harness and special shoes, and on the other hand you have SprintR, which sits at your feet and makes movement simple”, says Peter Kojesta, founder of Exis.

SprintR is planned for release in Q1 2016.

Raptors Encounter Comes to Universal Studios Hollywood

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Universal Studios Hollywood Raptors Encounter Image

Universal City, CA, July 23, 2015 – The ferocious predatory Velociraptors that gained notoriety in the Jurassic Park blockbuster movies and sprang to life in “Jurassic Park—The Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood will be unleashed in an all-new exciting “Raptors Encounter” experience at The Entertainment Capital of L.A. that pits guests in a daring face-to-face standoff with these terrifying, now free-roaming carnivores.

Tipping the scales at a hefty 750 pounds, towering 15 feet in height and 13 feet from tail to snout, the aggressive Cretaceous-era dinosaurs will each succumb to highly skilled handlers who adeptly guide them to within feet of guests in a specially themed area of the park, located adjacent to “Jurassic Park—The Ride.”

Highly intelligent creatures, Raptors—short for Velociraptors—are notorious hunters, who in recent years have undergone intense training by adept handlers as part of these unusual guest interactions. This Universal Studios Hollywood introduction marks their first West coast theme park foray with guests.

Each one of the Raptors displays intimidating eye contact and emits ear-piercing screeches to reinforce their predatory dominance.  Their snouts alone measure nearly 20 inches and house 56 razor sharp, bone-crushing teeth. With curved talons measuring up to 12 inches on each of their 18 inch-long feet, Velociraptors are formidable hunters and theme park guests are advised to approach them with caution.

Jurassic Park—The Ride” comes to life at Universal Studios Hollywood, inspired by famed director Steven Spielberg’s epic movie, where guests experience a wide array of living, breathing, prehistoric dinosaurs.  A phenomenal interactive thrill ride, “Jurassic Park—the Ride” features a land where stormy skies are pierced by colossal, three-dimensional, five-story dinosaurs and a world where visitors discover that they have become prey for a terrifying T. rex. The adventure culminates with a breath-taking 84-foot drop down a treacherous waterfall.

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Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour featuring the intense “King Kong 360 3-D” attraction and the all-new “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” thrill ride as the Studio Tour’s grand finale.  Other popular rides include the 3D-HD adventure, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and immersive “Super Silly Fun Land,” the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride,” “Jurassic Park® —The Ride,” “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “Nighttime Studio Tour,” offering evening tours of the iconic movie backlot through Labor Day.

The Dwarves – Teaser Trailer

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The Dwarves screenshot image

Munich/Bremen, July 23, 2015 – The game for everyone who needs more beer, beards and battle in their lives. The Dwarves is a tactical RPG with an innovative combat system, based on the bestselling fantasy novel of the same name, and will receive its world debut at Gamescom next month.

The revolutionary Crowd-Combat System forms the core of The Dwarves, meaning that enemies exhibit a flocking behavior and are influenced by physics. If a dwarf lands a mighty blow with a heavy war hammer, the impacted orcs are thrown back, colliding with their allies and some of them might even be pushed into an abyss! It’s only through tactical use of the environment and all of the heroes skills that players will be able to survive against the hordes outnumbering them by 100 to 1.

The Dwarves is developed by established German studio King Art Games, the creative force behind The Book of Unwritten Tales-Series, Battle Worlds: Kronos, The Raven and many more.

Key features of The Dwarves:

  • The main character in the game is the dwarf Tungdil, who grew up among humans. Over the course of the story he gathers a group of up to 12 companions around him; each of whom have a unique backstory and individual battle skills.
  • Before each battle you assemble a group of up to four heroes, who then fight against hundreds of enemies simultaneously… Helm’s Deep sends its regards!
  • Innovative Crowd-Combat System: Enemies have a flocking behavior and react using realistic physics. Every action of the player has an impact on all enemies.
  • You travel across Girdlegard on a world map that contains dozens of battlefields and places just waiting to be discovered.
  • Bestselling author Markus Heitz is directly involved in the project as a consultant and will contribute some quests and brand new characters.
  • The Dwarves is in development for PS4, Xbox One and PC; Release 2016.

Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival Schedule Released

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CHICAGO, July 22, 2015 – The second annual Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival presented by Wizard World, runningAugust 20 – 23 at the Muvico Theater in Rosemont, Illinois (9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont), promises thrills, chills, guests and surprises to Chicago’s legions of horror fans. The four-day event, programmed by The Awesome Fest, will coincide with Wizard World Chicago and offers convention-goers and ticket holders a chance to sit back, relax, and lose their minds.

“You can have your rom-coms, your indie darlings and your blockbusters,” remarks Bruce Campbell. “I’ll take a good old-fashioned horror movie any day or night of the week!”

“With this program we covered just about all of our favorite scary things,” says festival director Josh Goldbloom. “Vampires, psychotic breakdowns, cannibals, killer dogs, contagious diseases, mummies, bad decisions, and easily the most evil half man, half bunny rabbit of all time. I can’t wait to present it to our fellow film nerds in Chicago!”

Opening Night gives audiences the chance to see the highly-anticipated horror anthology film Tales of Halloween, which features shorts from some of the best filmmakers in independent horror including Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent), Darren Lynn Bousman (the Saw franchise) and Lucky McKee (The Woman, May, Masters of Horror), and starring Lin Shaye, Adrienne Barbeau, Greg Grunburg, Lisa Marie and more.

U.S. premieres include the gruesome Contracted: Phase 2; the ferocious Australian import The Pack; and the certifiably insane Bunny the Killer Thing.  Special film events include a 30th anniversary screening of Fright Night (1985), with writer/director Tom Holland in attendance; a “Cannibal brunch” featuring mountains of breakfast meats followed by a 35mm screening of the infamous Cannibal Holocaust (1980) introduced by Green Inferno director Eli Roth; and a special screening of Don Coscarelli’s cult classic Bubba Ho-Tep (2002), followed by a discussion with Bruce Campbell himself. Plenty of surprises are in store for audiences throughout the four-day event.

Jason Krawczyk’s He Never Died closes the Festival, starring Henry Rollins as Jack, a social outcast thrust out of his comfort zone when the outside world bangs on his door and he can’t contain his violent past. The film is a masterful combination of film noir, crime thriller, character study and horror story.

Films will screen at the Muvico Rosemont 18, 9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., mere blocks from the Wizard World convention hall. Screenings are free for Wizard World badge-holders (space permitting), and a limited number of festival badges and single tickets are available for fans who are not registered for Wizard World.

Festival badges are on sale for $100, and single screening tickets are available for $12. To purchase badges or tickets and view Festival schedule updates, visit www.bchff.com.

Schedule:

Thursday August 20
7:30 PM – Tales of Halloween (Opening Night film), with cast & crew appearance
10:00 PM – Hellions

Friday August 21
7:30 PM – Fright Night, followed by Q&A with writer/director Tom Holland
9:30 PM – The Pack – North American premiere
11:59 PM – Dude Bro Party Massacre 3, with cast & crew appearance

Saturday August 22

12:00 PM – Synapse – World Premiere, followed by Q&A with cast & crew
3:00 PM – Some Kind of Hate
5:00 PM – Body
7:00 PM – Bubba Ho-Tep, followed by Q&A with Bruce Campbell
9:30 PM – Contracted: Phase 2 – North American premiere
11:59 PM – Bunny the Killer Thing – U.S. premiere

Sunday August 23

12:00 PM – Cannibal Holocaust, with introduction by Eli Roth
Featuring “cannibal breakfast” with mountains of breakfast meat
(Paid ticket or Film Festival Badge required for admission)
2:30 PM – Nina Forever
4:30 PM – Sun Choke
7:00 PM – He Never Died (Closing Night film), with special guests in attendance

Films:

Body — Chicago Premiere
Three bored young women break into a house for cheap laughs, stumble across someone who shouldn’t be there, and commit a terrible deed.
Cast: Helen Rogers, Lauren Molina, Alexandra Turshen and Larry Fessenden
Dir: Dan Berk & Robert Olsen

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) — followed by a Q&A with lead actor Bruce Campbell!
Elvis and JFK, both alive and in nursing homes, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy.
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Heidi Marnhout and Bob Ivy
Dir: Don Coscarelli

Bunny the Killer Thing — U.S Premiere
A group of Finnish and British people get stuck in a cabin when a creature — which is a half human & half rabbit — attacks them. The creature is Bunny the Killer Thing, and it is after anything that resembles female genitalia. Yes, really. Based on the 2011 short film of the same name.
Cast: Gareth Lawrence, Veera W. Vilo, Roope Olenius and Enni Ojutkangas
Dir: Joonas Makkonen

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) — 35mm screening introduced by Eli Roth!
A New York professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon with footage shot by a lost team of filmmakers. And it’s pretty damn gruesome.
Cast: Robert Kerman, Perry Pirkanen, Francesca Ciardi and Luca Barbareschi
Dir: Ruggero Deodato

Contracted: Phase 2 – North American Premiere – Cast & Crew in attendance!
Picking up directly where the creepy indie hit Contracted left off, Phase II follows Riley, one of the last people to come in contact with the ill-fated Samantha, as he scrambles to track down those responsible for the outbreak before the highly contagious disease not only consumes his body, but possibly the world as we know it.
Cast: Matt Mercer, Alice Macdonald, Stacy Burcham, Laurel Vail, Anne Lore and Morgan Peter Brown
Dir: Josh Forbes

Dude Bro Party Massacre III — Special Screening with Filmmakers & Greg Sestero in attendance!
In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico’s frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother’s murder at the hands of the serial killer known as “Motherface.”
Cast: Alec Owen, Michael Rousselet, Jon Salmon, Paul Prado, Brian Firenzi, Tomm Jacobsen, Greg Sestero, Andrew W.K., Nina Hartley, Larry King and Patton Oswalt
Dir: Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, Jon Salmon

Fright Night (1985) — followed by a Q&A with writer / director Tom Holland!
A teenage boy is convinced that his new neighbor is a bloodthirsty vampire, but nobody will believe him — until he enlists the assistance of a fussy old actor who used to kill the creatures all the time. In movies, that is.
Cast: William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys and Roddy McDowall
Dir: Tom Holland

He Never Died — Chicago Premiere – Filmmakers in attendance!
Jack, a social outcast, is thrust out of his comfort zone when the outside world bangs on his door and he can’t contain his violent past. A masterful combination of film noir, crime thriller, character study, and horror story.
Cast: Henry Rollins, Booboo Stewart, Jordan Todosey and Steven Ogg
Dir: Jason Krawczyk

Hellions — Chicago Premiere
A troubled teenager must survive a Halloween night from Hell when malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door. And refuse to go away. From the director of festival favorite Pontypool.
Cast: Chloe Rose, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson and Robert Patrick
Dir: Bruce McDonald

Nina Forever — Chicago Premiere
After his girlfriend Nina dies in a car crash, Rob unsuccessfully attempts suicide. As he begins to overcome his grief, he falls in love with a coworker, Holly. Their relationship is complicated when Nina, unable to find rest in the afterlife, comes back to life to sarcastically torment them whenever they have sex.
Cast: Abigail Hardingham, Cian Barry, David Troughton and Fiona O’Shaughnessey
Dir: Ben Blaine & Chris Blaine

The Pack – North American Premiere
A farmer and his family must fight for survival after a ferocious pack of wild dogs infiltrates their isolated farmhouse. Through a series of frightening and bloody encounters they are forced into survival mode to make it through the night. An exercise in suspense, in the same vein as OPEN WATER & BACKCOUNTRY, this grisly Australian horror/thriller packs a ton of bite.
Cast: Anna Lise Phillips, Jack Campbell, Hamish Phillips and Katie Moore
Dir: Nick Robertson

Some Kind of Hate — Chicago Premiere
A bullied teenager is sent to a reform school where he accidentally summons the spirit of a girl, herself a victim of bullying, who takes vengeance on his tormentors.
Cast: Grace Phipps, Lexi Atkins, Ronen Rubenstein, Spencer Breslin and Noah Segan
Dir: Adam Egypt Mortimer

Sun Choke — Chicago Premiere
Recovering from a violent psychotic break, Janie is just trying to get well under the care of her lifelong nanny and caretaker. She begins to veer off the road to recovery when she develops an obsession with a young woman to whom she feels an inexplicable yet profound connection.
Cast: Sara Malakul Lane, Sarah Hogan, Evan Jones and Barbara Crampton
Dir: Ben Cresciman

Synapse — Wizard World Presents a World Premiere!
Voyeuristic technology has surpassed our wildest nightmares and our most explicit fantasies. Running from SYNAPSE, an agency tasked with memory drug enforcement, a rogue agent fights against the organization that once employed him.
Cast: Henry Simmons, Joshua Alba, Sophina Brown, Adam Simon, Charley Boon and Will Rubio
Dir: Adam Simon

Tales of Halloween — Chicago Premiere – Filmmakers in attendance!
Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.
Cast: James Duval, Greg Grunberg, Pollyanna McIntosh, Keir Gilchrist, Grace Phipps, Barry Bostwick, Lin Shaye, Adrienne Barbeau, Booboo Stewart, Barbara Crampton, Lisa Marie, Sam Witwer, Clare Kramer, John Savage, Ben Woolf, Alex Essoe, Elissa Dowling, Noah Segan, Kristina Klebe, Caroline Williams, Graham Skipper, Robert Rusler, Dana Gould, Marc Senter, Ben Stillwell, Adam Green, Pat Healy and many more!
Dir: Axelle Carolyn, Darren Lynn Bousman, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp, Paul Solet

EA Sports Hockey League Beta Announced for NHL 15 Owners

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EA Sports Hockey League beta header image

July 23, 2015 — Today, Electronic Arts announced that EA SPORTSTM NHL® 16 will be releasing the first ever EA SPORTS Hockey League Beta for NHL 15 owners. This fan-favorite online team mode has been reimagined to deliver a new player class system for a more competitive and balanced experience on the ice. Your skills and your ability to play as a team will now be the determining factor in who wins and loses hockey games. This limited access beta begins July 30 and ends August 6 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One®, and will be the only chance to experience the new EASHL before NHL 16 hits stores September 15 in North America and September 17 in Europe.

“EA SPORTS Hockey League is one of our most popular modes and our fans have been the driving force behind how we’ve re-imagined it for NHL 16,” said Dean Richards, General Manager, EA SPORTS NHL. “We listened to their feedback and have been testing early iterations of the mode with some of the most passionate players in our community. We’re incredibly excited that our fans are going to be the first to get their hands on this mode and look forward to hearing more feedback as we continue to improve and refine this experience.”

To access the beta, NHL 15 owners on either Xbox One or PlayStation 4 can jump into the game starting July 30 and select to download the NHL 16 EASHL beta from the main menu. NHL 15 owners on either Xbox 360® or PlayStation® 3, who upgraded to a new console will have a chance to access the beta through a limited distribution of beta access codes.

For more information on the NHL 16 EASHL beta and for full beta access instructions, visit the NHL 16 EASHL Beta Hub.

Built with more fan feedback and insights than ever before, NHL 16 delivers the most requested features and modes along with new experiences that make NHL bigger and better. With new levels of depth across single player and team modes, combined with improved gameplay balance and innovation as well as new tools to help you play at your highest level, NHL 16 puts you into the heart of a team, where you’ll play together and win together.