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Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide Cinematic Launch Trailer

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October 22, 2015 – Independent developer Fatshark today released the cinematic launch trailer for Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide, that is scheduled to launch on Steam for Windows PC on Friday October 23rd. Produced by award-winning Swedish visual effects and animation production studio Bläck, the cinematic launch trailer provides players with an immersive look into the Skaven uprising and the beginning of the game’s story in the city of Ubersreik.

In Vermintide, the city of Ubersreik is under siege as players select from a band of five heroes with different play-styles and abilities, all equipped with unique gear and personalities. Working together cooperatively, players must use their individual attributes to survive an apocalyptic invasion from hordes of relentless, power hungry Skaven, across a range of environments stretching from the top of the Magnus Tower to the bowels of the Under Empire.

Vermintide will launch on Steam for Windows PC on October 23rd and is now available in pre-order in a Standard and Collector’s edition. To secure your pre-order please visit the Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide Steam page: store.steampowered.com/app/235540/

Starz Announces Evil Dead Marathon Day Before Ash vs Evil Dead Premiere

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Beverly Hills, Calif., October 20, 2015 – Setting the stage for the premiere of the highly anticipated STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead,” Starz presents a marathon of the cult classic Evil Dead horror franchise on Friday, October 30 beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT hosted by Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell (Ash). The marathon will conclude with a sneak peek of the first episode of “Ash vs Evil Dead” at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT.

The Evil Dead marathon kicks off with the original 1981 cult classic, The Evil Dead at 8:00pm ET/PT on STARZ. This seminal horror movie features five friends who go to a cabin in the woods where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They discover the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead, which when translated releases a legion of demons and spirits. In order to survive the night, Ash must do battle with the evil dead.

The marathon continues with the 1987 sequel, Evil Dead 2 at 9:30pm ET/PT. Ash, the lone survivor of the original demon attack, returns in the second chapter of the cult franchise. Armed with a chainsaw and a shotgun, he again must fight the evil dead when a group of strangers interrupt his romantic vacation in a lonely cabin in the woods.

The Evil Dead marathon concludes with the 1992 third installment, Army of Darkness at 10:55pm ET/PT and a sneak peek at the first episode of the STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” In Army of Darkness, our hero, Ash, is transported back in time to 1300 A.D. and once again faces off against the evil unleashed. In order to return to the present and get back home, he must take up his chainsaw and “boomstick” to defeat the Deadites and return the Necronomicon to its final resting place.

Fans will be encouraged to join the social media conversations throughout the night using #EvilDeadMarathon and other scene-specific hashtags that will appear within each movie.

For fans that can’t wait for the marathon, The Evil Dead is currently available on STARZ, STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND and Evil Dead 2 will be available on STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND from October 26 through October 30. Army of Darkness will be available on STARZ, STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND beginning November 1. “Ash vs Evil Dead” will be available on STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND on October 31 at 12:00 a.m.

“Ash vs Evil Dead,” the long-awaited STARZ original series and follow-up to the classic horror movie franchise The Evil Dead, premieres on Halloween, Saturday, October 31 at 9:00pm ET/PT. The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner.

Campbell reprises his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons – personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick; Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past; and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

Raimi directed the first episode of “Ash vs Evil Dead” that he wrote with Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell), and Tom Spezialy (“Chuck,” “Reaper,” “Desperate Housewives”). Raimi also serves as executive producer, with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Ivan Raimi serves as co-executive producer and Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Chloe Smith (“Spartacus”) serve as producers.

Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Luck PSA Video

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October 21, 2015 – Today we at Vault-Tec have prepared the final chapter in our educational series to better help you understand the seven defining attributes that make you S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Flip a coin, grab a rabbit’s foot, and learn how to improve your fortunes in the Wasteland with Luck on your side.

Remember, following total atomic annihilation the rebuilding of this great nation of ours may fall to you so study these materials carefully to ensure you survive and thrive in a life aboveground.

To help ensure the survival of your fellow citizens you can share this video with the below YouTube link and embed.

Set to release worldwide on November 10, 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Fallout 4 is the next generation of open-world gaming where every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours.

Fallout 4 has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information about the game visit: www.Fallout4.com.

Should you have any questions please let us know.

Good Luck!

Your Friends at Vault-Tec

The act of using this Video (either partially or in its entirety) is a binding, non-verbal agreement between all Vault-Dwelling Parties (either Fully Resident or Temporary), Interested Vault-Dwelling Parties, and Vault-Tec Industries stating that Vault-Tec is not liable for any damages, injuries, or mental anguish inflicted during or after the perusal of the Vault-Tec Video Series either in its Full Form or Condensed Version. Use of this Video Series without sufficient understanding of Intelligence may result in death. Always consult your Vault Overseer for guidance on appropriate informational video usage.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Knights of the Fallen Empire in Early Access

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October 20, 2015 – BioWare and Lucasfilm today debuted “Alliance”, the new trailer for the upcoming Digital Expansion for Star WarsTM: The Old RepublicTM, Knights of the Fallen Empire. Featuring a return to an emphasis on the interactive storytelling BioWare is renowned for, Knights of the Fallen Empire features new companions, new enemies and nine new chapters of an evolving, player-driven storyline where the choices you make will have consequences. Learn more about Knights of the Fallen Empire and watch the new “Alliance” trailer here:

In Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire, you will become the Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War, traveling to the outer rim of the galaxy. There you will come face-to-face with a new threat, Emperor Valkorion and his Eternal Empire, only to discover that his dark destiny is tied to your own. You will lead the fight to save the galaxy but it is clear from your first encounter with the Eternal Empire that you will need help; you must recruit a powerful team of Companions – and build an Alliance

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire is available for Early Access today for Subscribers who were active between July and early October. The digital expansion will launch on October 27, 2015 and is free for all Subscribers.

To learn more visit http://StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/fallen-empire/.

Bohemia Interactive Acquires T-72 Main Battle Tank

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October 17, 2015 – The award-winning Czech independent games developer Bohemia Interactive, known for the popular Arma series and DayZ, has recently acquired a decommissioned T-72 Main Battle Tank. The tank has been stationed at the one of the studio’s offices.

Ever since its debut with Arma: Cold War Assault (originally released as Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis*), Bohemia Interactive has aspired to create the ultimate military game. The latest installment in the series, Arma 3, released in September 2013, still enjoys full development support in the form of free platform updates and premium DLC. A major expansion coming in 2016, will feature the Tanoa terrain revealed at E3 this year.

Given the strong passion for all things military, the tank’s arrival felt like a fantasy come to life for many of Bohemia Interactive’s employees, who welcomed the studio’s armored love child with open arms. Naturally, excitement levels went through the roof when they were given the opportunity to go for a ride in the tank.

While the tank’s practical purpose might be best described as decoration, inspiration for developers, plus a promotional device for special events, it also serves as a reminder of the studio’s roots and represents Bohemia Interactive’s long-term commitment to creating the best (military) games available. A massive tanks goes out to everyone who has supported the studio and its games throughout the past 16 years. Your enthusiasm and support have been astonishing.

Ultimately, tanks are simply amazing to bestow. Thus, for everyone who feels the same way, Bohemia Interactive has prepared a glorious HD video of the Bohemia Tank in action. Enjoy!

BOHEMIA TANK FUN FACTS

  • The tank was originally used by the Czechoslovak People’s Army and its successors.
  • The tank driving controls have been disabled.
  • The tank’s cannon has been disabled and can only be rotated manually (this would normally be machine-operated).
  • The tank needs to be driven at least once a year to keep it operational.
  • The tank can only be transported over public roads during the night and this requires a special permit (in the Czech Republic).
  • You need a special license to drive the tank.
  • The tank has been nicknamed “Edita”.

T-72 MAIN BATTLE TANK HISTORY & SPECIFICATIONS

Type Main battle tank
Place of origin Soviet Union
In service 1973–present
Designed 1967–1973
Produced 1973–present
Number built 25,000+
Weight 41.5 tonnes (45.7 short tons)
Length 9.53 m (31 ft 3 in) gun forward, 6.95 m (22 ft 10 in) hull
Width 3.59 m (11 ft 9 in)
Height 2.23 m (7 ft 4 in)
Crew 3 (A commander, driver, gunner)
Armor Steel and composite armour
Main armament 125 mm 2A46M/2A46M-5 smoothbore gun
Secondary armament 12.7 mm NSVT antiaircraft machine gun
Engine V-12 780 hp (582 kw)
Fuel Diesel, petrol, kerosene (it is possible to set the fuel type)
Power/weight 18.8 hp/t
Transmission Synchromesh, hydraulically assisted, with 7 forward and 1 reverse gears
Suspension Torsion bar
Ground clearance 0.49 m (19 in)
Fuel capacity 1,200 L (320 U.S. gal; 260 imp gal)
Operational range 460 km (290 mi), 700 km (430 mi) with fuel drums
Speed 50 km/h (road), 30 km/h (terrain)
Polygons Billions

Fallout Shelter Gets New Update

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October 17, 2015 – We’re pleased to announce that an all-new update is now available for Fallout Shelter™, the first-ever mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout® universe from Bethesda Game Studios®, available for free on Android and iOS devices.

Thanks to Vault-Tec, a new mode, extra tools and new features have been added to protect and perfect your Vault including:

  • New Vault-Tec network protocols are finally in place. Now you can save your Vault to the “cloud,” (no moisture condenser necessary!) and continue any Vault experiment on all of your devices.
  • Some Dwellers are reporting sightings of a mysterious individual in Vaults around the Wasteland. Vault-Tec is offering a bottle cap reward for any positive identification!
  • Faced all the challenges the “normal” Vault simulation can provide? Introducing Survival Mode! More danger, More glory. Make Vault-Tec proud!
  • New Vault-Tec directive – Dwellers have been given authorization to scavenge equipment from dead Raiders. Gear up!
  • Are you an experienced Overseer who has already undergone Vault operational training? Now you can skip the tutorial!
  • In an effort to assist Overseers in running their Vaults more efficiently, Vault-Tec has added a statistics page to the Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide (VDSG).
  • Support added for Russian-speaking Overseers.
  • Continued general maintenance to the Vault simulation.  Because when you speak, Vault-Tec listens!
  • Available exclusively on the App Store, all new legendary character Piper from Fallout 4 and five FREE lunchboxes!

Following its release in June on the App Store, Fallout Shelter achieved global success as the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries following its release. During E3 2015 Fallout Shelter received praise from some of the industry’s leading outlets, earning ‘Game of the Week’ from Touch Arcade and nominations for ‘Biggest Surprise’ from IGN and ‘Best Handled/Mobile Game’ from the official Game Critics Awards.

To learn more about Fallout Shelter visit: www.FalloutShelter.com.

Dying Light The Following Release Date Window Trailer

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October 15th, 2015 – Wroclaw, Poland/ Today Techland announced that its highly anticipated expansion Dying Light: The Following is set to launch in the first quarter of 2016. The reveal was made via a special video and accompanied by a message to fans from producer Tymon Smektala:

“So since Gamescom 2015, we revealed quite a bit about our upcoming expansion: the vast countryside map, the customizable dirt buggy, a new story and more. What we couldn’t say before though, was the release date. Today we finally know that Dying Light: The Following will launch within the first three months of 2016. This gives us enough time to put in all the content and surprises we have planned for you guys. So keep your eyes peeled for some sneak peeks into what we have in the works for you all. And we promise to share the exact day of release as soon as we get a final decision.” 

One of the key features of Dying Light: The Following will be the upgradable and customizable all-terrain dirt buggy. In connection with the expansion Techland has launched its own automotive brand SILAS® Motors – outlining its car manufacture philosophy in the reveal commercial. Dying Light: The Following will be priced at $14.99, while all Season Pass holders will receive the expansion completely free.

About Techland

Techland is a leading Polish developer, publisher and distributor of PC and console games. Its proprietary Chrome Engine 6 technology is among the world’s most advanced game engines, with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 compatibility and full DirectX 11 support. With a staff of about 260 specialists in four offices in Wroclaw, Warsaw, Ostrow Wielkopolski and in Vancouver, Canada, Techland is committed to delivering top-quality titles for worldwide markets.

Fallout 4 The Wanderer Trailer

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October 15, 2015 – Watch as the world of Fallout® 4 comes to life in the newly released live action trailer – ‘The Wanderer’.

Fallout 4 is the next generation of open-world gaming where every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home.

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Slated for release worldwide on November 10, 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Fallout 4 is the long-awaited follow up to the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’, Fallout® 3, and the first title from the award-winning team at Bethesda Game Studios® since the release of their global phenomenon and 2011 ‘Game of the Year’, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®.

Fallout 4 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB For more information on the game please visit: www.Fallout4.com.

SHOUT! Factory TV Announces Kaiju Movie Marathon

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October 15, 2015 – Following the success of Shout! Factory TV’s Kaiju Movie Marathon in July, Shout! Factory TV has once again teamed up with the monster magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland to bring you the Kaiju Movie Marathon: Gamera’s Revenge! Featuring 11 Gamera films and hosted by Kaiju expert August Ragone the monster mayhem will stream live for 16 hours on October 17 from8am ET to midnight ET.  The marathon marks the 50th anniversary of the first Gamera movie release in Japan.

The marathon will feature all 11 classic Gamera movies in chronological order from both the original Showa series (1965-1980) and the Heisei trilogy (1995-1999).

The Kaiju marathon comes complete with original introductions by renowned Kaiju authority August Ragone, commenting on the history and impact of these classic films. A two-time Rondo Award-winning author of Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters, Ragone has commented on Japanese film and popular culture on radio, television, in print, online, and at events for more than three decades.

The event will be streaming at www.shoutfactorytv.com.  For mobile, tablet and connected TV devices the marathon is accessible via the Pluto TV app.  The marathon is also available via Pluto TV (CH 427), in the living room (Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android TV devices, Chromecast and Apple Airplay), on the go (apps for iOSAndroid and Amazon) and at your fingertips on PCs, Macs or on the web.

Prepare yourselves for something monstrous (again)!  Tune in for Kaiju calamity and live tweet with #Gamera.  August Ragone, as well as other Kaiju super-fans, will be tweeting and sharing fascinating Kaiju knowledge.  Shout! Factory will be offering various prizes to viewers through the marathon, including copies of Ragone’s book, limited-edition “I survived the Gamera marathon” blankets, Famous Monsters of Filmland monster poster, among other items.

KAIJU CONTENT STREAMING ON SHOUT! FACTORY TV LIVE:

Gamera (1965)

Gamera vs. Barugon (1966)

Gamera vs. Gyaos (1967)

Gamera vs. Viras (1968)

Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)

Gamera vs. Jiger (1970)

Gamera vs. Zigra (1971)

Gamera: Super Monster (1980)

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996)

Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)

Schedule of Films*
8:00 a.m.Gamera
9:30 a.m.Gamera vs. Barugon
11:00 a.m.Gamera vs. Viras
12:30 p.m.Gamera vs. Guiron
2:00 p.m.Gamera vs. Jiger
3:30 p.m.Gamera vs. Zigra
5:00 p.m.Gamera: Super Monster
6:30 p.m.Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
8:00 p.m.Gamera 2: Attack of Legion
10:00 p.m.Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris
*Times listed are Eastern time, approximate and subject to change.

ABOUT SHOUT! FACTORY TV
SHOUT! FACTORY TV is a premiere digital entertainment streaming service that brings timeless and contemporary cult favorites to pop culture fans. With a uniquely curated entertainment library, the channel offers an unrivaled blend of cult TV shows, movies, comedy, original specials and more – presenting an exciting entertainment alternative to major streaming services. SHOUT! FACTORY TV’s programming leverages a distinctive library of pop culture-defining entertainment curated from Shout! Factory, Westchester Films, Timeless Media Group, Scream Factory, major studios, independent producers and other sources from around the world. Whether reliving childhood memories or discovering television series, movies and comedy specials for the first time, SHOUT! FACTORY TV will provide an immersive, high-quality viewing experience across a wide variety of screens and platforms, online at ShoutFactoryTV.com and on smartphone devices, tablets and connected TV, with an initial rollout on Roku.

ABOUT FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND
Pop Culture. Sci-Fi. Fantasy. Horror. Famous Monsters magazine covers it all, living up to its classic title while staying current — and ahead of the curve. The first and finest genre fanzine created by Forrest J Ackerman in 1958, the internationally distributed FM has always been influential within the entertainment community while fostering fan excitement for decades. Our Captain Company (www.captainco.com) sells all manner of monster goodies, and we’ve moved beyond the page via social media and famousmonsters.com. Often imitated. Never duplicated. Famous Monsters is the winner of the 2015 Rondo Award for Best Classic Magazine.

Legendary and Warner Bros to Unite Godzilla, King Kong, and More Kaiju

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BURBANK, Calif. — Following Legendary’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2014 success with the global reinvention of the Godzilla franchise, the companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise. All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases.

The announcement that the reinvention of monsters continues was made today by Legendary CEO, Thomas Tull, and Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. The initial trio of films are 2017’s KONG: SKULL ISLAND; GODZILLA 2 in 2018; and then GODZILLA VS. KONG, arriving in theaters in 2020. While Legendary maintains its new home at Universal Pictures, the GODZILLA films remain in partnership with Warner Bros., who will now also distribute KONG as a part of this franchise. Production on KONG: SKULL ISLAND begins October 19th.

Warner Bros. and Legendary released Godzilla in May 2014 with an agreement to release Godzilla 2 on June 8, 2018. Both films feature the human Monarch organization. Shortly following Legendary’s pact with NBC Universal, Legendary acquired rights to additional classic characters from Toho’s Godzilla universe, including Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah. This paved the way for developing a franchise centered around Monarch and anchored by Godzilla, King Kong, and other famous creatures.

When Legendary announced films centered on Godzilla and Kong, fans all over the world speculated these two characters might one day meet in the same film. Classic Toho monsters including King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan, as announced at Comic-Con 2014, may also join the Legendary pantheon of giant monster mayhem going forward.

“Audiences really responded to Godzilla,” stated Tull. “Today, I’m excited to reveal that film was only the beginning of an epic new entertainment universe. As a lifelong fan of these characters, I’ve always wanted to see the ultimate showdown, and today we’re pleased to be announcing that and more.”

“Working with our partners at Legendary, we enjoyed tremendous creative and commercial success with `Godzilla,’” said Tsujihara. “It’s great to be able to revisit these characters and help create a franchise with so many creative possibilities for filmmakers. Fans love these big, globally iconic films and it doesn’t get any bigger than this.”

About the Productions:

KONG: SKULL ISLAND stars Tom Hiddleston, Sam Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, and Toby Kebbell. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, and Derek Connolly, KONG: SKULL ISLAND will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce with Mary Parent. Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod will executive produce. Warner Bros. will distribute the film in 3D and IMAX 3D on March 10, 2017.

GODZILLA 2 will be written by Max Borenstein and directed by Gareth Edwards. Legendary is producing with Mary Parent, and Alex Garcia will executive produce. The film is set to be released by Warner Bros. on June 8, 2018.

GODZILLA VS. KONG will be released in 2020.