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Rooster Teeth Games Vicious Circle Launch Trailer

AUSTIN, TX — Aug. 13, 2019 — Rooster Teeth Games has announced that Vicious Circle, the fast-paced uncooperative multiplayer shooter in which four mercenaries compete for loot against a terrifying monster — and each other — is now available on Windows PC via Steam for $19.99. This over-the-top comic- and sci-fi-inspired game features the voice talent of some of Rooster Teeth’s most notable personalities and will be updated with new mercs, monsters, maps, modes, gadgets, skins, events and more with free Seasonal Battle Passes in the coming months.

In each round of Vicious Circle, one player is selected to become a massive, unstoppable creature with a simple goal: kill all four mercenaries. Mercs can team up to survive and are formidable when working together, so use your powerful abilities to pick them off one by one. If a merc goes down, they’re not necessarily out: dead mercenaries spawn creepy beings called Little Dippers that let players possess the bodies of other mercs, giving them another chance at victory.

Only one player can make it out with the loot, so the key to success in Vicious Circle is playing dirty whenever you can. Use your gadgets and the environment to mess with your adversaries: lock doors to slow them down, trap them in rooms with the monster, and suck loot out from under them. Do you join forces against the monster hunting you down, or sneak away to gain the upper hand while everyone is busy? The choice is yours, but remember — what goes around comes around!

On Friday, August 16, from 3PM – 9PM CDT, Rooster Teeth will host the Vicious Summer livestream event on RoosterTeeth.com and YouTube.com/LetsPlay to celebrate Vicious Circle’s release. Vicious Summer is six hours of live gaming shenanigans and comedy featuring a variety of online gaming talent separated into five teams to compete against each other Olympics-style. Competitions include playing Vicious Circle, an eating competition, Bob “Sauce” Ross challenge, Vicious Beer Pong, and other fun, outdoor summer games. Think Double Dare meets Guts, with just a little Reservoir Dogs… plus video games.

For more information, visit www.ViciousCircleGame.com.

DJI Unveils Osmo Mobile 3 Portable Gimbal

August 13, 2019 – DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, today announced the latest addition to the renowned Osmo series, the Osmo Mobile 3, a portable, foldable mobile phone stabilizer. Building on a long tradition of creating class-leading gimbals for both aerial and ground purposes, Osmo Mobile 3 is the culmination of DJI’s technology packaged into a thoughtful design. The most travel-friendly Osmo Mobile to date, Osmo Mobile 3 is the ideal lightweight companion for all of life’s adventures. Users can capture ultra-steady video footage and unique content using intelligent features programmed into the latest version of the DJI Mimo app. An intuitive design meets functionality with Osmo Mobile 3, featuring simplified operation and adjustments.

“When we began designing Osmo Mobile 3, we went back to the drawing board with the goal of creating a portable yet intuitive product that uses the latest DJI technology,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager. “We are excited to introduce DJI’s first gimbal with a folding design and hope it inspires our customers to imagine new ways of recording content with their mobile phones.”

The Everyday Stabilizer

Always be prepared to capture high-quality photos and videos with Osmo Mobile 3 thanks to its folding design, which makes it highly portable. Easily grab and pack the new Osmo Mobile 3 away without the worry of taking up space. This ultra-compact mobile phone stabilizer reimagines the Osmo Mobile concept with a completely new design as well as locking mechanisms to ensure effortless transportation when on the go. With the ability to quickly unfold and mount a mobile phone, plus 15 hours of battery, users are sure to never miss life’s most memorable moments.

Form Follows Function

Osmo Mobile 3 is not only foldable; the new design makes operation extremely efficient, featuring vital controls manageable with just one hand. Thanks to convenient buttons on the handle, users can control the gimbal’s movement and access useful features with ease. Quick Roll rotates the orientation from portrait to landscape by pressing the Mode (M) button twice without the need to remove the mobile device. The redesigned form no longer obstructs the charging and audio ports, allowing for easy connection to charge the device or use external mics. A trigger helps maneuver the gimbal by locking orientation, rotating the gimbal for selfies, and even re-centering when tracking a subject. By using ActiveTrack, users can tap the trigger once, and Osmo Mobile 3 will begin tracking while keeping the subject centered within the frame. Zoom in and out with the dedicated zoom slider on the side of the stabilizer without needing to touch the screen of the mobile device, making content capturing less complicated. Additionally, users have the option to customize zoom speed based on personal preference.

Create to Impress

Osmo Mobile 3 uses the advanced DJI Mimo app and offers fun and creative preprogrammed modes. Connect to the device with Bluetooth 5.0 and take advantage of these features:

▪️ Story Mode: Bring creative editing to your video with a host of preset music, video transitions, and filters. Choose one of 13 fun templates and Mimo will handle the camera movement for you. After shooting, Mimo automatically generates your very own professionally edited short video, ready to be shared.

▪️ Gesture Control: Easily snap a selfie without pressing any buttons. Once Gesture Control is enabled, show a “peace sign” or put up your palm and Osmo Mobile 3 will begin a photo timer countdown.

▪️ Sport Mode: Similar to the useful feature from the DJI Ronin series, Sport mode increases the response speed of the device to keep up when shooting fast-moving scenes.

▪️ ActiveTrack 3.0: DJI’s image recognition and deep learning algorithms allow Osmo Mobile 3 to recognize and follow subjects of your choice, perfect for capturing family moments easily with a tap.

▪️ TimeLapse & MotionLapse: If you’re looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster around you, while Motionlapse adds the dynamic element of movement to your Timelapse by setting points for the camera to move to.

▪️ HyperLapse: Take the appealing visuals from Timelapse and add movement by manually moving Osmo Mobile 3 with you. Additionally, HyperLapse not only supports real-time Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) but also ActiveTrack 3.0.

▪️ Panorama: Get a wider perspective with panorama mode. Users can choose between 3×3 and 180° panorama modes.

▪️ Slow Motion: Slow down the world around you with 4X or 8X Slow Motion.

Price and Availability

Osmo Mobile 3 is available for purchase today at https://store.dji.com/product/osmo-mobile-3, flagship stores and select Apple Stores where customers will be able to experience the product starting tomorrow. Additionally, Osmo Mobile 3 will soon be available at other retailer partners around the world. Osmo Mobile 3 is available in two packages starting at $119 for the standard version which includes Osmo Mobile 3, a wrist strap, storage pouch and anti-slip pads or $139 for the Osmo Mobile 3 combo which includes all the components of the standard version along with the Osmo Grip Tripod and the Osmo Carrying Case. Osmo Mobile 3 is covered under the Osmo Shield service for an extra fee of $10. For detailed information on this service please go to: https://www.dji.com/service/osmo-shield. Customers can also take part in the DJI trade-up program, for detailed information please go to: https://store.dji.com/pages/recycle.

Session Steam Early Access Trailer

MONTREAL – Aug. 13, 2019 – creā-ture Studios’ announced today the skateboarding game Session will be released on PC via Steam Early Access on Sept. 17, 2019. The Xbox One version will follow a few weeks after on Xbox Game Preview. The final game is expected to officially launch in early 2020.

Inspired by the golden era of skateboarding (the early ’90s through the early 2000s), Session lets players experience what skateboarding is really like — an incredible culture where there are no goals other than expressing your creativity and achieving success through hard work, perseverance and a bit of madness. This is the most authentic and grounded skateboarding game yet: Session is a conscious move away from arcade-style skateboarding games. This is no place for button-mashers!

The PC early access version of Session will include true stance-stick controls: each “stick” controls one foot to replicate real skating while highlighting the difficulty of “switch” tricks. The skateable environment is a 1:1 scale of New York focused on lower Manhattan, featuring the legendary Brooklyn Banks and surrounding Financial District. Players will hit many of the iconic spots that helped shape what street skating is today. The game will also feature an extended video editor that allows players to create trick montages in-game and share them. Creating skate videos has always been an essential part of skate culture, and creā-ture has made sure the production matches the period-specific, VHS-style visual aesthetic.

A lot more information will be shared about Session in the coming months, so be sure to follow creā-ture on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Winds of Magic Launch Trailer

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – August 13, 2019. Independent developer Fatshark today released Winds of Magic, the new expansion to their multimillion selling and award winning hit game Warhammer: Vermintide 2.

Warning heroes – the Beastmen have arrived, and they bring malice with them. Pick up the new weapons, and help me put a stop to this invasion of ruthless enemies.” says Bardin Goreksson, self-proclaimed leader of the Ubersreik Five group of heroes.

The first expansion for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 brings a brand new enemy faction and new challenges to the game. As a meteor crashes down in the Reikland, the Beastmen rush to the epicenter to claim it as a Herdstone. It is up to the five heroes to stop them before a dreadful disaster strikes the Empire.

Release day is the most exciting day in game development, and here we are today. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 – Winds of Magic is available now, ready for heroes to excel.“ says Martin Wahlund, CEO Fatshark. “Winds of Magic would not have been possible without the feedback from our beta tests, and we want to thank all beta players who helped us deliver the best version of Winds of Magic.” 

Frostpunk Console Announcement Trailer

Warsaw, Poland – August 13th, 2019 — Critically acclaimed Frostpunk – the latest game in the 11 bit studios portfolio – will be launching on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 11th.

Frostpunk, a grim society-simulator and city-builder in which players struggle against the frozen post-apocalyptic landscape as the ruler of the last city on Earth, garnered high praise among PC-users. Now players can experience the unique gameplay, make thoughtful decisions, and follow a powerful narrative on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this fall

“From day one we knew we wanted to bring Frostpunk to consoles. At the same time, we didn’t want it to be just a port. We wanted Frostpunk to feel like a native console experience, so we redesigned pretty much every game element to work intuitively with a gamepad. Among the new, console-specific UI changes we have an express menu for quick access to most common building actions, easy to use choice-wheels, top-down view for precise building placement, upscaled icons, and much more. We truly believe it will become a new benchmark for the genre on Xbox One and PlayStation 4,” says Frostpunk Senior Lead Designer, Jakub Stokalski.

Frostpunk: Console Edition will be available from October 11th digitally on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at 29.99 USD/EUR.

The physical console version from Merge Games will debut on October 18th in Europe and October 22nd in the US for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 priced at 34.99 USD/34.99 EUR/29.99 GBP.

Jurassic World The Ride Inspires New Running Universal 5K

Universal City, CA, August 12, 2019 – On the heels of the successful launch of its new mega attraction, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” Universal Studios Hollywood kicks off its next Running Universal program with the JURASSIC WORLD Run. The two-day event begins on Saturday, November 16 with a 5K, along with the all-new 1K Kids’ Raptor Run, and continues on Sunday, November 17 with the first-ever 10K run.

To experience the ultimate “runner’s high,” participants can register with the Play All Day package, which invites JURASSIC WORLD fans to run it, then ride it.

On your mark, get set, go: the JURASSIC WORLD Run takes fitness buffs, runners and walkers alike (of all fitness levels) on 5K and all-new 10K run, both geared towards guests ages 5-years and older, while the all-new Kids’ 1K Raptor Run targets those between the ages of 4-years and 12-years.

All participants will receive a collectable Finisher medal; those who complete the 5K and 10K runs will receive an exclusive Challenge medal. The JURASSIC WORLD Run will conclude at the Universal CityWalk finish line and feature a lively celebration at the 5 Towers Stage.

As part of the event, participants will venture through areas of the new thrill ride, including the iconic JURASSIC WORLD arches. As guests wind their way through the historic movie set backlot, they will also have the unique opportunity to enjoy a series of fun photo ops set up along the way, including JURASSIC film props, and one with Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the JURASSIC WORLD movies.

The JURASSIC WORLD 5K Run begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, followed by the Kids’ 1K Raptor Run at 7:30 a.m.  The program begins at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 17.

Registration is now open will fill up quickly as space is limited. Click here to register and to learn more about the Standard, VIP and Play All Day packages available.

The JURASSIC WORLD Run continues Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Running Universal” series, which launched with the sold-out Minion Run in May 2019. These unique runs offer participants unprecedented access to sprint their way through Universal Studios Hollywood and parts of Universal Studios’ historic backlot, made famous in more than 8,000 movies and television shows.

Knights and Bikes Release Date

August 12, 2019 – At long last, it’s time to strap on your hemet and get ready to ride! Today, Foam Sword and Double Fine Presents announced that the highly anticipated Knights and Bikes will release on PC via Steam and PlayStation 4 on Tuesday, August 27.

Knights and Bikes is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a British island in the 1980s. It’s a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship.

The two new friends, along with their pet-goose and the pickled-head of an undead knight, form the Penfurzy Rebel Bicycle Club, and are ready for anything this adventure throws at them. They pedal into danger to face threats head-on with frisbees, water-balloons, video game controllers and the powerful beats of an amplified boom-box.

Along the way they’ll stuff their pockets with trinkets and barter for bike upgrades, spurring them onwards down the island’s country lanes, windswept beaches, deep forests, modern attractions and ancient ruins.

Together their friendship will create an adventure as big as their imaginations.

GRID Gamescom 2019 Trailer

Larkspur, Calif. – Aug. 12, 2019 – Publisher Deep Silver and developer Codemasters today revealed a new gameplay trailer for GRID ahead of its Oct. 11 launch on PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X.

The new trailer tears through corners across a sampling of GRID’s gorgeous streetside race locations, following spoke-to-spoke packs of competitors through the vibrant blocks of Havana, twisting mainway of Barcelona, glistening stretches of rain-slickened night roads, and more. The video can be viewed in full on YouTube:

The first entry into the mainline series in five years, GRID is a triumphant revival of Codemasters’ acclaimed franchise celebrating a range of competitive racing styles and car classes. GRID lets drivers forge their story the way they prefer throughout their career via its dynamic Teammate, Rival and Nemesis systems, through which drivers can hire commandable on-track allies and elevate conflicts with their most despised competitors as they see fit.

For the latest GRID news go to the website (https://www.gridgame.com/) and social channels on Instagram, (https://www.instagram.com/gridgame/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/gridgame), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/gridgame).

Lornsword Winter Chronicle Console Announcement Trailer

La Rochelle, France – August 12th – Former Creative Assembly developers at independent studio Tower Five today announced that their story-driven fantasy action-strategy game Lornsword Winter Chronicle is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Fall.

Lornsword Winter Chronicle combines real-time strategy gameplay with an engaging narrative and a direct and action-based control system designed with a gamepad in mind. Players take control of Corun, a young Lornknight placed in command of the small fortified town of Tulza in the southern province of the Lorn Empire. Explore a desolate, harsh world of snow and ice where clashes with rival factions are commonplace in the quest for dominance. In order to build your army and military strength, you’ll have to erect bases, gather food, and earn money to keep your forces adequately stocked.

Battles are fast and frenetic as combatants clash on a dynamic battlefield. Lornsword is a world where blades and bayonets clash with the dark magic of priests and shadow weavers, and where skilled range attacks by arrow or matchlock rifle deal damage from afar.

Drop-in local co-op allows players to bring in a friend to face the onslaught of oppressors. Players can diversify their attack strategy as they mete out battlefield justice up close and personal with their hero or summon their soldiers to attack a specific target in heated clashes.

All of this is supported by a rousing orchestral score by Hungarian composer Thomas-Adam Habuda, whose previous work includes promotional music tracks for 20th Century Fox’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel‘ and more recently Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame‘.

As any good tactician knows, an army marches on its stomach; resources to feed, equip and finance an army can be expanded through exploring the vast landscape and capturing farms and gold mines. A delicate balance is essential to time spent on exploration, resource management and combat.

“We at Tower Five love real-time strategy games, yet the genre has struggled to make the move to consoles, as gamepad controls were ill-equipped for many of the genre classics”, said Renaud Charpentier, Game Director at Tower Five. “That’s why we rethought from the ground up how a strategy game would work. Now you have direct control of your Lornknight, while also having to manage resources and command a larger army. It’s a lot to take in, but having to care for your specific avatar and throngs of units ensures that there’s never a dull moment.”

Coinciding with the console launch, Lornsword Winter Chronicle will come out of Steam Early Access, unleashing the full adventure upon PC players.

Players currently enrolled in the Xbox Insider Program can participate in previewing and providing feedback on the Lornsword Winter Chronicle demo in an initiative which begins today. The Lornsword Playtest will commence today from 10am Pacific Time / 6pm BST.

Goldblum, Guttenberg, Levi, and more Coming to Wizard World Chicago

ROSEMONT, Ill., August 12, 2019 – The trio of Jeff Goldblum, whose starring roles have come in blockbuster films like Jurassic Park, Independence Day, The Fly and many others; Zachary Levi(Shazam, “Chuck”); and Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy franchise, Cocoon) are among numerous superstar additions to the celebrity roster at next week’s Wizard World Chicago. For Goldblum and Guttenberg, the appearances will mark their first at Wizard World at the 22nd annual event, set for August 22-25 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

Also, due to unforeseen personal circumstances, Jason Momoa will no longer attend the event.

In addition to those three headliners, several other stars have been added to the field, including the “Charmed” duo of Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause, Richard Greico (“21 Jump Street,” “Gargoyles”), the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” twosome of Amy Acker and Emma Caulfield, Ken Page (The Nightmare Before Christmas, All Dogs Go to Heaven) and Mark Sheppard (“Supernatural,” “Battlestar Galactica”).

Goldblum will appear on Saturday, August 24, only; Guttenberg will attend on Friday, August 23; Levi and Acker are scheduled for Thursday and Friday; Combs, Page and Sheppard will appear on Saturday and Sunday; Krause, Caulfield and Greico will attend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Goldblum’s career, which began with small roles in popular and acclaimed films Death Wish, Nashville and Annie Hall in the 1970s, got a big boost with roles in The Big Chill, Silverado and The Fly. He reached superstardom with leads in Independence Day and Jurassic Park and sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He appeared in additional sequels to both films and also joined the cast of the long-running TV drama “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” in 2009 and had a recurring role in the offbeat comedy “Portlandia.” The Pittsburgh native later co-starred with Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton in Morning Glory.

Levi, the newest superhero in the DC Universe with this year’s Shazam, first gained wide popularity in the title role of the NBC series “Chuck.” He has also earned acclaim for his role in Amazon Studios’ “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” along with credits in Thor: The Dark World, Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeaquel and Tangled.

Guttenberg started in the hugely successful Police Academy film series, in addition to leads in CocoonShort Circuit, 3 Men and a Baby and many other popular film titles. He’s had recurring roles on “Ballers,” “The Goldbergs” and “Veronica Mars” television series.

The new additions join a standout roster at Wizard World Chicago which already includes Jason Momoa (AquamanJustice League), “Gotham” stars Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin and Drew Powell, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, “Stranger Things”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Barry”), Chris Sarandon (The Princess Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas), Daniel Cudmore (X-Men, The Twilight Saga), George Wendt (“Cheers”), Melissa Joan Hart (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” “Melissa and Joey”), Katrina Law (“Arrow,” “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”), David Giuntoli (“Grimm,” “A Million Little Things”) and many others.

Wizard World Chicago will also feature the world’s greatest comics writers and creators, as well as non-stop live entertainment hosted by Kato Kaelin, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions with top celebrities, world-class panel programming and more. Details to follow soon, along with programming and entertainment stage schedules.

Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The eighth event scheduled on the 2019 Wizard World calendar, Chicago show hours are Thursday, August 22, 4-9 p.m.; Friday, August 23, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Chicago is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2019 Wizard World Chicago, visit http://wizd.me/ChicagoPR.