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Razer Unveils New Line of Quartz Pink Peripherals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – RazerTM, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today unveiled the latest high-performance gaming gear and accessories to be given the popular Quartz Pink treatment.

This includes:

  • Razer Basilisk mouse
  • Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma mouse mat
  • Razer Huntsman keyboard
  • Razer Kraken headset
  • Razer Raiju Tournament Edition controller for PS4
  • Razer Seiren X microphone
  • Razer Base Station Chroma headset stand
  • Quartz case for Razer Phone 2
  • Razer’s Quartz Pink colorway was first launched in 2018 to the delight of gamers, streamers and influencers worldwide. With a humble lineup of 4 peripherals to choose from, it was the beginning of a ‘pink phenomenon’.

Fans on the quest for Quartz to refresh their setups with bold color themes – balancing power in pink. We’ve paid attention. With more than double the gear available this year, one can enjoy a new series that lets you stand out even further from the crowd…in style.

“Our fans told us they could not get enough of our Quartz Pink editions,” said Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “We listened and we have given the stunning pink treatment to our latest gaming gear, giving you the unfair advantage in both performance and looks.”

Discover the entire Quartz family here: https://www.razer.com/quartz.

World of Tanks: Mercenaries Core Breach Mode

Chicago, Illinois (January 25, 2019) — World of Tanks: Mercenaries is renowned for throwing players into epic battles waged between huge metal war machines. With a new limited-time mode, Core Breach, launching on PS4 and Xbox at the end of January, that hot metal action is about to get cranked up all the way to 11 as huge mechs will be taking to the battlefield! 2019 also marks the launch of the Winter Games, a new event that gives players the opportunity to earn monthly rewards and Premium gift tanks!

From January 29 through February 4, the new Core Breach mode will bring explosive mech battles to World of Tanks: Mercenaries! Popularized by Hollywood blockbusters and various beloved anime series, mechs are metal monsters piloted by humans in explosive battles. In Core Breach, players will be able to swap their trusty tanks for these titanium titans and duke it out in epic 4 v 4 death matches!

Beginning January 29, pilots can start clobbering their way to victory in one of two mechs: the gigantic US Iron Soldier, or the sleek and deadly USSR Steel Comrade. Each mech is equipped with lasers, missiles, machine guns, and a whole lot of health. Shoot and crush your way through the snow-covered Old River City map and its plethora of destructible environments, then decimate all opposing mechs to reign supreme. Be careful out there, Pilot, as destroyed mechs will experience a core breach explosion capable of leveling city blocks and your mech as well. The action doesn’t stop if you get knocked down – just eject, respawn, and get right back at it again!

While mechs may be a surprising addition to World of Tanks: Mercenaries, this mode marks a return to the roots of Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore (formerly known as Day 1 Studios), with some of the key talents behind Microsoft’s machine-mashing MechAssault series working to bring Core Breach to life. This special event is the latest in a series of crazy fan-favorite modes that flip World of Tanks: Mercenaries’ core gameplay on its head, with previous events featuring sea-faring battles, tank warfare on Mars, and even an alien invasion of Earth!

Elsewhere in the World of Tanks, the Winter Games have begun! This new event encourages players to fight to earn daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual rewards by earning points through in-game Ops. Winter Games Bravo, the second phase of this event, starts on February 1. Players who complete it can look forward to a hefty discount on a new Premium tank, the electrifying Thunderbolt!

This month also sees the launch of some new tanking heroes to give a boost to your armory! Fans of German engineering can spearhead their assault with the Javelin Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger, a new Tank Destroyer that won’t fail to hit its mark. This metal hero is kitted out with welded-on spaced armor, keeps a stealthy profile, and can dish out punishment with a quick and accurate gun. Coming on January 28, the Skullcap is the newest original Premium Mercenary vehicle to join the roster. This hellraising tank mounts a gun which handles like a dream while on the move, and with armor specifically designed to counter flanking attacks and a fast-firing gun on hand, it provides awesome frontline support.

Stay on top of all the latest news and releases for World of Tanks: Mercenaries by keeping an eye on the official website!

Resident Evil 2 Launch Trailer

SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 25, 2019 – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced the hotly anticipated reimagining of the horror classic Resident Evil 2 is now available in North America and Europe. This retelling of the survival horror masterpiece was built from top to bottom using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, delivering breathtakingly realistic visuals, chilling sound design, an over-the-shoulder perspective, and modernized controls. This 2019 release offers a deeply immersive and terrifying account of the Raccoon City outbreak through the eyes of two of the franchise’s most beloved characters. Resident Evil 2 is available in both physical and digital formats for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One family of devices, and Steam.

Originally released in 1998 on the PlayStation® console, Resident Evil 2 is one of the most revered entries in the Resident Evil series, which has amassed nearly 85 million units sold worldwide to date. The original game embodied the grisly action, suspenseful exploration and puzzle-solving gameplay that set a standard for survival horror games. In Resident Evil 2, players join rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they travel to Raccoon City to investigate the mysterious events taking place, only to find themselves trapped in a zombie nightmare from which they must escape. Their collective experiences piece together a comprehensive story revealing the reprehensible actions of Umbrella Corporation, which has thrown Raccoon City into a chaos of zombies and horrifically mutated monsters.

Once players complete Leon and Claire’s campaigns, they can unlock additional game modes offering a whole new perspective of the events unraveling in Raccoon City through the eyes of an Umbrella Corporation operative HUNK and a piece of tofu with a knife, in 4th Survivor and Tofu Survivor modes, respectively. If players choose to restart their adventures as Leon and/or Claire from the beginning of the game, they will be rewarded with the option to tackle a more challenging version of the main campaign with deeper story elements and content. For added variety, additional costumes for Leon and Claire can also be unlocked or purchased.

In addition to the standard edition of Resident Evil 2, the Deluxe Edition includes the full game plus the downloadable Extra DLC pack, which includes five character costumes (two for Leon and three for Claire), the Albert Model: Samurai Edge weapon, and the retro soundtrack that can be enabled during gameplay. Physical copies of the Deluxe Edition will also include a reversible box cover featuring Claire.

For serious fans, the Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition includes the full game, reversible box art, a code to download the Extra DLC pack content, an expertly-crafted 12-inch Leon S. Kennedy figure, “Ben’s File” art book, digital soundtrack and a R.P.D. renovation design poster.

The standard edition is priced at MSRP $59.99, the Deluxe Edition at MSRP $69.99 and the Collector’s Edition at $199.99.

Coming soon, free additional content titled “The Ghost Survivors,” will be available for Resident Evil 2. This content explores ‘what if’ scenarios around victims of the Raccoon City outbreak and what happens if they survive the events of the main game. Turn the clock back a little, and challenge the fate that awaits an U.S.S. agent, the daughter of the mayor, and a gun shop owner.

The Making of Metro Exodus Part One and Two

Moscow – Jan. 24, 2019 – Deep Silver and 4A Games today released the second episode in The Making of Metro Exodus, a three-part documentary series filmed on location in 4A Games’ Kiev and Malta studios during the team’s finishing touches on Metro Exodus, its highly-anticipated continuation of the Metro series.

In Episode Two, we learn about the powerful 4A Engine, the studio’s cutting edge in-house tech which helps bring the world of Metro to life, and the incredible attention to detail which goes into creating Artyom’s distinctive and varied weaponry. This episode is available to view exclusively on the official Metro Exodus YouTube channel: <>

Featuring interviews with key personnel at 4A Games, archive footage, photos, and never-seen-before materials from the five-year development of Metro Exodus from the earliest concept stage, The Making of Metro Exodus takes fans to the heart of the creative process behind 4A Games’ most ambitious project to date.

Episode One of The Making of Metro Exodus can be found here:

Episode Three will debut in February – be the first to be notified by subscribing to our YouTube channel at YouTube.com/metrovideogame; or by registering at MetroTheGame.com, following us on Twitter and Instagram @MetroVideoGame or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MetroVideoGame.

Metro Exodus will release on Feb. 15 2019, on Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, and PC.

WRC 8 Reveal Trailer

Lesquin, France, January 24, 2019 – After a two-year absence, the legendary WRC game is back. Bigben and Kylotonn are pleased to announce that WRC 8, FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) 2019 official video game, will be available in September for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Thanks to the community’s feedback and the pointers from the eSports WRC Championship, Kylotonn has taken advantage of this period to improve all aspects of the game: better graphics, more technical routes, smoother pace notes and a more comprehensive career mode. WRC 8 will go above and beyond WRC 7, especially in the steering requirements and the realistic physics of the vehicles.

Watch the first WRC 8 video showcasing the pre-season tests of a Ford Fiesta World Rally Car at Rallye Monte-Carlo and the brand-new Rally Turkey here:

While the WRC enjoyed an epic season in 2018, with the destiny of the drivers’ title only being decided on the final morning of the season in Australia, 2019 is already shaping up as another fascinating year. In WRC 8, players will be able to choose their driver from the official teams of the 2019 season marked by the return of Sébastien Ogier (6 times World Champion) from Citroën Racing, accompanied by Esapekka Lappi, while Toyota will try to defend its 2018 manufacturers’ title with Jari-Matti Latvala, Kris Meeke and Ott Tänak. 2019 is also marked by the return of the nine-time World Champion and WRC legend, Sébastien Loeb, driving this year for Hyundai Motorsport in support of Thierry Neuville, Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo. M-Sport Ford, will rely on Elfyn Evans and Teemu Suninento draw attention again.

WRC 8 will also offers a selection of WRC 2 and Junior WRC drivers as well as a few historic models to be revealed very shortly. Talent and concentration will be needed to overcome more than 100 special stages taking place in 14 countries. Upgrade your car to unprecedented new levels of detail and develop your team in an in-depth and intense career mode.

A new dynamic weather system has been developed to add random elements to the driving experience, but also to increase realism in the game. Managing the weather is a real challenge for the drivers: modified grip, car settings adjustments, tire selection optimization, weather team relationship to ensure the best tips and information on the latest conditions. More than mere visual effects, climatic conditions become crucial, especially in the management of your career.

Play as the best drivers in the Championship and experience the competition as if you were there!

WRC 8 will be available in September 2019 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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Alien: Blackout Launch Trailer

LOS ANGELES – Jan. 24, 2019 — FoxNext Games and D3 Go! today launched the survival horror mobile game Alien: Blackout, bringing the heart-pounding adventure of the timeless space horror saga, Alien, to mobile devices. Developed by Rival Games and Theory Interactive, Alien: Blackout takes place between the events of Alien and Aliens and promises fans a frightening new interactive experience, forcing them to balance their safety with that of their crew in an attempt to outsmart the extraterrestrial hunter. Alien: Blackout is available to download on the App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore.

“At FoxNext Games, we knew we needed to find a great partner to help expand the Alien universe in a unique way,” said Devin Radford, VP of Business Development for Licensed Games at FoxNext Games. “We found the right team with D3 Go! to help bring the pulse-pounding terror to life in Alien: Blackout, and we can’t wait for fans to jump into the game and experience it for themselves.”

In Alien: Blackout, players assume the role of Amanda Ripley, trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a blood-thirsty Xenomorph. Players will need to survive increasingly challenging, fear-inducing levels and outsmart the ever-adapting Xenomorph. Players must skillfully guide the crew to safety by balancing the controls of the space station’s emergency systems with the limited emergency power to open doors, activate motion trackers and monitor surveillance cameras to avoid encounters with the enemy. Players will be forced to make life or death decisions in order to complete missions, and can test different strategies and theories to outlast the Xenomorph in pursuit of victory.

“Together with the FoxNext team, we’ve created an unforgettable, authentic Alien experience that bridges two of the most iconic films in the franchise,” said Pete Andrew, Senior Vice President of Product Development, D3 Go! “Alien: Blackout offers fans the palpable, fear-inducing experience of encountering a Xenomorph up close and the decision-making power to determine what comes next.”

FoxNext Games’ studio, Cold Iron Studios, is also currently at work on a massively multiplayer online shooter set in the Alien cinematic universe for consoles and PC.

Generation Zero Release Date

Vienna, AUSTRIA; Stockholm, SWEDEN; 24th January 2019 – Avalanche Studios has revealed the release date for their upcoming open world action game Generation Zero! 26th March 2019 is the day where you – and 3 of your friends – can explore the world of 1980’s Sweden full of robotic enemies – a world, where future meets past.

Can’t wait? Preorder the game today to receive the exclusive Radical Vanity Pack with 12 additional appearance customization options (like e.g. t-shirts, bandanas, an iconic bomber jacket and more) to create an unique ’80s look! The Standard Edition will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $39.99 | €39.99 and on PC for $34.99 | €34.99.

You are a real Generation Zero Hero? Then don’t miss the Collectors Edition which is including:

  • A premium steelbook game case
  • A cloth map of the game world
  • A t-shirt
  • A unique Generation Zero take on the traditional dala horse statue

… and more. The Collectors Edition will be available at selected retailers in USA and Europe for $79.99 | €79.99.

Preorder here: https://order.generationzero.com/

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Hurricane Harbor Expansion

JACKSON, N.J. ─ January 24, 2019 ─ Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, announces a second major addition for the 2019 season with the introduction of Calypso Springs. This massive activity pool is Six Flags Hurricane Harbor’s largest new attraction since the waterpark opened in 2000.

“Hurricane Harbor is an industry leader with best-in-class water slides and spectacular, interactive family attractions, and in 2019 we are excited to debut our largest new addition to date with Calypso Springs. This enormous, new pool, expansive lounge deck and dining area will offer the perfect place to enjoy signature, Six Flags summertime thrills,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President John Winkler.

The key features of Calypso Springs include:

  • Massive, 100,000-gallon beach entry-style pool;
  • Obelisk-style fountain with spontaneously erupting geyser;
  • Giant, open lounge deck with hundreds of chairs for sunbathing;
  • Oversized umbrellas for respite from the summer sun;
  • Charming Bimini shade covers available for rental; and
  • A new dining location.

Calypso Springs will be located between the Taak It Eez Ee Creek lazy river and Tornado water slide. It is slated to open summer 2019.

The 45-acre Hurricane Harbor waterpark also features a million-gallon wave pool, a half-mile lazy river, more than 25 high-speed thrill slides and two interactive children’s water playgrounds. All attractions are included with Hurricane Harbor park admission, Membership and Season Pass.

For more information on Hurricane Harbor, visit www.sixflags.com/hurricaneharbornj

Cinemark and SPACES to Open Terminator VR Experience in San Jose

PLANO, Texas (January 23, 2019) – Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the world’s largest motion picture exhibitors, announced it is opening a brand-new, immersive virtual reality (VR) experience on February 8 at its Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose, CA at the Westfield Oakridge Shopping Center. As the newest SPACES location, it will feature multi-sensory VR technology blending 4D effects, 3D face scanning, physical interaction and social group play. Tickets and information are available now at www.cinemark.com/SPACES.

“Cinemark is constantly innovating and providing new experiences for our guests; we love taking entertainment and movie-going to the next level,” said Mark Zoradi, Cinemark’s CEO. “Cinemark is excited to partner with SPACES to provide our Bay area guests with a fun, immersive, mixed-reality adventure.”

Thrill-seekers gear up and join the resistance in the fight against Skynet in a heart-pounding, untethered, adventure that takes place in the Terminator universe. The first Cinemark SPACES experience will be “Fight for the Future” based on “Terminator Salvation.” Upon entering Cinemark SPACES, guests will register and then scan their faces using SPACES’ unique, proprietary face scanning technology. Fans will be immersed in a free-roam, virtual reality battle with up to four people in a group.

Transforming locations into digital playgrounds, SPACES invites guests to engage their senses through virtual reality, haptic feedback and environmental effects that guests can reach out and touch. The moment they take off their headsets, guests immediately receive a cinematic video of their experience that they can take home and share on social media.

“At SPACES, we say ‘Go Anywhere, Do Anything’ where guests are the stars of the experiences,” said Shiraz Akmal, SPACES CEO. “We provide consumers an incredible, virtual reality adventure where they can suit up and escape with their friends. Guests depart from SPACES and are transported into the action. We especially love that our experiences are meant to be shared; people repeat the experiences with friends and family again and again.”

The Cinemark SPACES is located at 925 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA 95123 in the Westfield Oakridge Shopping Center.

Metro Exodus Weapons Trailer

Moscow – Jan. 22, 2019 – Deep Silver and 4A Games today revealed the Metro Exodus Weapons Trailer. Packed with brand new footage and stunning tear-downs of the iconic hand-made guns of post-apocalyptic Russia, this trailer reveals the devastating arsenal of weapons used by Artyom and his band of Spartans as they journey across Russia.

The Metro series is well known for its distinctive firearms – for Metro Exodus, 4A Games completely overhauled the weapons system, ensuring each gun is mechanically functional, and can be customized in the field allowing for hundreds of tactical permutations. Additionally, weapons now need to be cleaned and maintained to prevent overheating and jamming, deepening Metro’s immersive gameplay.

In addition to the Weapons Trailer, Deep Silver will release a series of detailed videos during the coming weeks that take a deeper dive into the four main weapon classes – Handguns, Shotguns, Rifles and Special Weapons. These videos will give a glimpse at just a fraction of the possible weapon combinations players will be able to scavenge and customize in the Russian wastelands.

Watch the Weapons Trailer here:

And tune in to the official Metro Exodus YouTube channel tomorrow for a closer look at the Rifles class, featuring the iconic Kalash, the deadly Bulldog and Anna’s weapon of choice, the powerful Valve.

Link: YouTube.com/metrovideogame

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