Author - boothby

The PC Gaming Show is Back for 2018

LOS ANGELES – May. 9, 2018 – The PC Gaming Show, the fourth-annual event for developers, publishers, hardware companies, press, and fans, returns to E3 in 2018. Hosted once again by fan-favorite Day[9], the show will include sponsors Oculus Rift, Acer, Improbable, Tripwire Interactive, Stardock Entertainment, Frontier, and Team 17. In addition, Drake’s Cakes, the PC Gaming Show’s first consumer sponsor, will be providing some of their signature baked goods to attendees along with an exciting announcement. The PC Gaming Show will take place live from The Wiltern, an iconic theater that has hosted a variety of acts from Florence and The Machine to Tom Petty, in Los Angeles on Monday, June 11 at 3pm PDT.

For more information and to register for press or content creator access, please visit www.pcgamingshow.com and follow #pcgamingshow. Members of the public can reserve tickets for free at www.pcgamingshow.com/tickets.

This year’s theme is “See The Future of PC Gaming,” embodied by hardware companies like Acer who will unveil their latest innovations in a new tech segment. They will join more than a dozen developers, including Coffee Stain Studios and Chance Agency, who will share sneak peeks of upcoming and unrevealed games on stage. Further participants and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We’re delighted to host another event that will give PC gaming the presence at E3 it deserves,” said PC Gamer’s global editor in chief Tim Clark. “Since its inception, the PC Gaming Show’s goal has been to demonstrate the depth and breadth of creativity on the platform, and this year we’re putting together a program with big reveals from indies and major players.”

PC gamers will be able to attend in person or watch the PC Gaming Show on twitch.tv/pcgamer. The show will also be hosted on the Twitch homepage as part of their official “E3 Day Zero” programming. In addition, the PC Gaming Show will be broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube Gaming and Steam.

Overload Soundtrack Released

May 8, 2018 – Revival Productions announced that the official soundtrack for Overload – the new six-degree-of-freedom tunnel shooter from the original creators of the critically-acclaimed 90s classic Descent – is now available on Steam for $9.99.

The Overload OST presents a collection of original works ranging from multiple artists around the world, Descent series composers Dan Wentz, Allister Brimble, and Jerry Berlongieri. Although each artist has a unique musical background and history, they all share a common a passion for immersive platforms that provide untethered freedom and full control. Such an experience is Overload.

The soundtrack is available from Steam here:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/857880/Overload_Official_Soundtrack

“If game audio accounts for 30% of the experience, then 20% of that should be in the music!” said Mike Kulas, co-creator, Revival Productions.

“Where sound provides information, music provides inspiration,” added Revival Productions co-creator Matt Toschlog. “As such we decided to incorporate multiple composers to cover the various worlds with an ongoing collage of original music to ramp up the unfolding action. We hope you enjoy the experience!”

Revival Productions was founded by Matt Toschlog and Mike Kulas, co-founders of legendary Parallax Software. Revival has created Overload, an FPS that combines the best of classic 6-DOF gameplay found in Descent with the latest in today’s technology to provide intense 3D action on PC, PlayStation4, and Xbox One.

A “playable teaser” of Overload is available for free on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/450220/Overload_Playable_Teaser_20/) or by direct download from https://playoverload.com.  It contains a small subset of Overload, giving the player a taste of what it’s like to play in six-degrees-of-freedom.

AO International Tennis Launch Trailer

MELBOURNE, Australia  May 8, 2018 – Big Ant Studios and Tennis Australia are delighted to announce AO International Tennis is available today in digital stores across North America for $49.99. Starting today, tennis fans from around the world will be able to jump onto the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam to pick up their copy and compete in realistic, authentic, deep simulations of tennis while putting themselves right into the biggest tournaments around the world.

AO International Tennis’ key feature is the depth of its customization. In addition to making your own decals and logos for your uniforms and equipment, you’ll be recreating your favorite stadia and venues through the comprehensive editor, and even putting yourself right into the experience through PlayFace™: the most advanced visual editor in a sports game ever, allowing you to take a photo and superimpose yourself onto an in-game character for true photo-realism.

“Everyone wants to take on professional tennis players like Rafael Nadal, Angelique Kerber, David Goffin and Karolina Pliskova. You might not be able to do that in real life, but you can certainly put yourself on the court with him in AO International Tennis,” Big Ant Studios CEO Ross Symons said. “In addition to making a tennis game that plays as true to the sport as possible, we really wanted to give players complete ownership over their game, allowing them to play it their way.”

In addition to a comprehensive career mode and the ability to play through the Australian Open tournament, tennis fans will be able to take on one another online, with full online leaderboards giving everyone a chance to carve out their own tennis records and exploits.

In addition, from today on all copies of AO Tennis are automatically upgradeable to AO International Tennis for free. Just make sure your console is connected to the internet, and the upgrade will be downloadable in patch form, effectively installing AO International Tennis on your console hard drive.

AO International Tennis truly represents the vision that we had for the sport,” Symons said. “We look forward to seeing fans out there on the court!”

AO International Tennis is available today for $49.99 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via each platform’s respective digital download storefront. It has been enhanced on Xbox One X and PlayStation®4 Pro.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Launch Trailer

Irvine, California – May 8th, 2018 Obsidian Entertainment, developer of genre-defining role-playing games, in partnership with powerhouse publisher Versus Evil, today announced the launch of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Role playing fans will rejoice in Obsidian’s continued success in creating a rich and compelling narrative delivered in the grandest of RPGs.  Deadfire’s deep progression mechanics, enhanced companion system, tactical combat and new exploration across land and sea, is an upgrade from this multi-award winning RPG studio.

“Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is the first sequel we’ve made to one of our own games. Building on the incredible foundation of the first Pillars of Eternity, we’ve been able to create an even more dynamic world with systems such as our open world approach to the Deadfire,” said Obsidian Entertainment CEO, Feargus Urquhart. “What’s been even more gratifying is the incredible support our community has given us over the years. Without them we would not have been able to create this amazing RPG.”

“Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire exemplifies the sheer dedication and passion from the team at Obsidian Entertainment in crafting what will surely be one of the biggest RPG’s in 2018,” said Steve Escalante, Versus Evil’s General Manager, “Today, fans of the studio and the original game will be able to experience all the improvements, additions and upgrades to this classic RPG. We’re very excited to help realize Obsidian’s vision with their release today and look forward to seeing RPG fans around the world explore the Deadfire!”

Consumers can now purchase the Standard, Deluxe, and Obsidian Editions through Steam, GOG.com, Obsidian.net, VersusEvil.com, and at their other favorite, digital retailers. The physical Standard and Obsidian Edition of the game, which includes additional in-game content and physical items for gamers to enjoy, is available to buy at major gaming retail stores, published by THQ Nordic, such as Amazon.com, Best Buy, and other retailers around the globe.

The standard edition of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire ($49.99 – digital and physical) contains the base game, while the Deluxe Edition ($59.99) includes the game’s official soundtrack composed by Justin Bell, an in-game pet, a Deadfire themed special in-game item, a digital pen and paper RPG starter guide, a high-resolution game map and Volume II of the digital guide book, published by Dark Horse.  Taking a step up, the Obsidian Edition ($74.99 – digital and $79.99 physical) includes everything that comes in the Deluxe Edition as well as the first three DLC expansions for Pillars of Eternity II (normally $9.99 each), the first of which, ‘Beast of Winter’, will be available in July.

Thanks to our partner THQ Nordic, fans can also purchase wonderful physical versions of the Standard and Obsidian Editions. RPG and Obsidian fans will be pleased to find the Obsidian Edition to contain a cloth map of the Deadfire region, an Explorer’s notepad and a set of postcards displaying the Deadfire Archipelago in beautiful detail. Those interested in learning more should visit their local retail stores.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is available now on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux platforms with a console version for PlayStation ® 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch coming later in the year.

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces National Hiring Day

May 8, 2018 – Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, is now hiring for the upcoming summer season. Recognized as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, the company will be hosting its National Hiring Day Saturday, May 12 at all U.S. locations. Applicants may apply online at www.sixflagsjobs.com or in person for a wide range of rewarding positions in food service, entertainment, security, retail, games and ride operations. Six Flags hires more than 30,000 seasonal employees every year, offering highly competitive wages and the opportunity to work in an exciting environment.

Locally, Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J. is filling 4,000 positions for its summer season. Six Flags team members enjoy many great benefits including flexible hours, free tickets for friends, exclusive team member-only events and the chance to build a career in a dynamic industry. The event will take place at the Employment Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applicants age 16 and older are encouraged to apply online before attending.

The park’s daily operation begins May 23.

WHEN:

  • May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • All new applicants are welcome. Six Flags Employment Center.

WHERE:

  • Six Flags Great Adventure’s Employment Center
    • 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, NJ 08527
    • Enter via Employment Entrance approximately one mile west of main park entrance.

More information is available at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Fortnite x Avengers Limited Time Mashup Available Now

May 8, 2018 – Wield true power — the Infinity Gauntlet! Hop into Fortnite Battle Royale and become Thanos in the Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup, available now for free on all platforms that Fortnite is available.

Players will drop in solo as they hunt for and fight over the Infinity Gauntlet. The first to equip the Gauntlet will transform into the mighty Thanos and wield the Gauntlet’s power!

For a short tease of the mode, check out today’s new trailer. For more information, head over to www.fortnite.com.

War Tech Fighters Supernova Update Trailer

London, UK, 7 May 2018 – War Tech Fighters, the frantic mech action game from Drakkar Dev and Green Man Gaming Publishing, is launching the Supernova Update today, the last major update before it leaves Steam’s Early Access and moves to a full release. The update is filled with new content to further enhance the action-packed love letter to Western Blockbusters and Japanese Mecha Anime.

With the launch of the Supernova Update today, Drakkar Dev have delivered the penultimate step in their Early Access development. The final elements of the game will then be added and the game will be made ready for a full release, launch in Summer 2018.

“This is one of the biggest updates the game has received so far. Based on feedback from the community, we have added 5 new story missions, 4 new challenges, new Survival Arena and new weapons, components, performance enhancements and fixes,” commented Manlio Greco, CEO of Drakkar Dev. “Once launched, we will turn our attention to completing the final elements of the game and ending our 12 month mission. To say we are excited is an understatement.”

Game Description

Travelling across the galaxy, the rebel colonies of Hebos and Ares join forces to battle against the Zatros empire with the deadliest weapons ever built – War Techs. Taking space combat to a whole new level, War Techs are giant mechs that combine cold precision and state of the art technology to the battlefields of space.

War Tech Fighters is a space action game that combines the spectacular action of Japanese Anime with Hollywood Blockbusters. Configure, upgrade and customize your War Tech and dive into battle to fight back the Zatronian forces and save your galaxy.

Key Features in Early Access

  • Fully Equipped War Tech – Destroy your enemies in long-range combat with guns and missiles, or get up close and personal with swords and shields.
  • Dual camera view – play and fight in Third or First person.
  • Customization – Hundreds and thousands of combinations of mech parts, weapons, and colors to truly stand out on the battlefield.
  • Perks – Tailor your fighting style with perks included on swords and shields
  • Upgrades – Three base robot sets, each with specific bonuses, and over 180 upgradable robot parts.
  • Research & Development – Research new upgrade projects to enhance your War Tech, and develop weapons ranging from missile launchers to anti-matter cannons.
  • Level Up – Gain experience through combat to level up your War Tech pilot to gain improved attack and defence bonuses.
  • Unlockable Special Projects – Explore space and collect hidden project parts to gain access to new War Tech sets, new swords, new shields and research projects.
  • Intense Single Player Missions – Experience the first 28 missions of Captain Nathan Romanis’ battle across the galaxy.
  • Simulator Bridge – Train your War Tech by replaying missions, or take on special Challenges to gain experience and add-ons to improve your machine.
  • Survival Mode – Test yourself to the limit in three deadly infinite survival arenas, and walk away with special rewards. Compete with other players trying to reach for the top in a global leaderboard.

The Council Episode Two Release Date

May 7, 2018 – Episode two of The Council, the narrative adventure game that redefines the genre with RPG mechanics and consequences for every choice, will release on May 15thHide and Seek continues the story of Louis de Richet as he deals with the dramatic results of his actions in episode one, released to press and player acclaim earlier this year. He must continue his investigation into the disappearance of his mother, Sarah, while dealing with the newly-arrived Spanish head of state, the finally-revealed Lord Mortimer, and the quickly-forming factions on the island.

In the first screenshots for episode two, we get a glimpse of brand new areas of the mansion to explore, along with new characters who bring dire news and shocking revelations to the island. Who will you side with? Who can you trust? And how will you find Sarah de Richet? The choices are yours in The Council episode two, Hide and Seek.

Hide and Seek releases on May 17th on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Steam. Complete Season and Season Pass owners will receive a two day headstart, with all of episode two being playable as of May 15th, as well as providing access to all future episodes. Episode one, The Mad Ones, is required to run episode two.

The Council is a narrative adventure game that seduced players and journalists alike with a deep and captivating story featuring intricate characters and smart writing. New, innovative concepts in The Council bring the Narrative Adventure genre beyond its boundaries and allows for meaningful choices with impactful consequences.

The Council episode two, Hide and Seek, releases May 15th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Complete Season will include a total of five episodes, with new episodes releasing regularly in 2018.

Razer Phone Available at Best Buy

IRVINE, Calif.  – RazerTM, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the availability of the Razer Phone in-stores at major retail partner Best Buy. Availability will roll out over the next few days in select stores.

The Razer Phone will be discounted during a 24-hour flash sale with a retail price of $599.99. The sale will be available at Best Buy, Razer.com, Microsoft and Amazon in North America only.

With the addition of the Razer Phone, Best Buy now offers a comprehensive category of Razer products with peripherals, systems and mobile. Gamers can visit select in-store Best Buy locations in the USA, Canada and online at BestBuy.com to seize the popular Razer gaming smartphone.

The Razer Phone is the ultimate in mobile gaming with a phenomenal display, cinematic audio and enough power to last all day. Boasting the world’s first 120 Hz UltraMotionTM display, the Razer Phone delivers the fastest refresh rates and smoothest graphics among smartphones today.

For more information about the Razer Phone, please visit http://rzr.to/phone.

New QuakeCon 2018 Details

May 4, 2018 – With QuakeCon 2018 rapidly approaching, we’re excited to share more details about this year’s fan gathering in Dallas, Texas. With an expanded schedule including the return of the keynote address and panels, new ticketing and registration options, a BYOC area twice as large as last year, and much more, we’re expecting the 23rd annual QuakeCon to be the best one yet.

QuakeCon will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center from Thursday, August 9th through Sunday, August 12th. The event is free for general attendees and open to the public. For more general information on QuakeCon 2018, visit www.quakecon.org.

Event Schedule

The big news — for the first time ever the exhibit hall will be open all day from Friday through Sunday, making for a full weekend of QuakeCon fun. The keynote address returns in 2018, featuring the latest scoops on all of Bethesda Softworks’ games, along with a variety of panels offering insight into games and the community.

And, finally, the best Quake Champions players in the world will once again descend on Dallas to face-off live on-stage, this time in the QuakeCon Open, with $200,000 on the line.

Ticketing and Registration

Your QuakeCon team is working to create a better, smoother process for registration and to get it just right, they’ll need a little more time. We will announce further details on registration availability soon.

In the meantime, a reminder that while general admittance remains free, attendees wishing to participate in the QuakeCon 2018 BYOC must pre-purchase a package (options listed below) to guarantee a spot. While this year’s BYOC is twice as large as last year, ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat’ packages are still limited and all seats will be accounted for prior to the show, we want to remind everyone that there will not be seats available on-site for walk-ins.

New this year – SWAG! During package registration, fans will have the chance to add a premium, limited edition swag bag full of exclusive items to their ticket selection. Pre-orders will be taken for a limited time for $150. Each package includes a premium roll-over backpack, a set of three exclusive pins, a QuakeCon stainless steel water bottle, a QuakeCon air freshener, an oversized QuakeCon mousepad, a QuakeCon luggage tag, and a 36-inch inflatable Rocket Launcher from Quake Champions. In addition, all BYOC tickets include the Official 2018 QuakeCon Pin