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SEGA Announces Vanquish for PC

LONDON – May 10th, 2017 – SEGA Europe Ltd. is thrilled to announce that PlatinumGames’ revolutionary sci-fi action shooter VANQUISH™ will launch for PC, on Steam, on Thursday May 25th, 2017, having undergone SEGA’s renowned best practice conversion treatment. See the new video here:

Pre-order VANQUISH on Steam to receive the Digital Deluxe Edition which includes a 5 track soundtrack sampler, character and enemy avatars, art book and exclusive wallpapers. Fans who already own Bayonetta on Steam or purchase it before May 25th 2017, will automatically get 25% off when they pre-order VANQUISH. However, players only have until the 25th of May, 2017, to secure the Digital Deluxe Edition via pre-ordering before it reverts to the Standard Edition.

Directed by Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil™ series, VANQUISH is a sci-fi shooter of epic proportion. Take control of DARPA operative Sam Gideon, who has been assigned a mission to battle legions of future-tech enemies using a vast arsenal of weapons. VANQUISH boasts fluid and frenetic combat, spectacular melee moves, and intense speed, wrapped in a gripping story. VANQUISH is the latest best practice conversion from SEGA, and features a host of PC optimized options, including an unlocked framerate, 4k resolution support, extensive graphics options and full keyboard and mouse support.

“It was great to see the positive response from our community to the Bayonetta PC launch last month, and we are pleased that we are in a position to be able to announce VANQUISH, another of our highly requested back catalogue titles,” said John Clark, Senior Vice President of Commercial Publishing for SEGA Europe. “There’s more to come from SEGA in this space, so stay tuned for further announcements.”

Adding to the growing list of best practice conversions from SEGA’s back catalogue, VANQUISH joins Bayonetta, Typing of the Dead™, Valkyria Chronicles™ and the SEGA Mega Drive™ Collection.

Project CARS 2 McLaren Gameplay Trailer

May 9, 2017 – The McLaren 720s burst onto the supercar scene at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and has already garnered excitement and critical acclaim from automotive journalists around the globe. Now the power, agility, and sheer beauty of the McLaren 720s can be experienced in Project CARS 2! Witness McLaren’s latest supercar tear up the Long Beach Grand Prix street track in today’s new Project CARS 2 gameplay trailer here (ready for embedding): https://youtu.be/neJwOxqyoVM

Project CARS 2 will feature a plethora of iconic high performance machines found throughout automotive history. Utilizing their proprietary LiveTrack 3.0 technology, the development team at Slightly Mad Studios is able to create dynamic weather and track conditions with the aim of delivering an unparalleled level of realism and authenticity that’s unsurpassed in the racing game genre. Project CARS 2 is racing its way to its late 2017 launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and STEAM for PCs in the Americas.

Stellaris Digital Anniversary Edition Out Now

STOCKHOLM – May 9, 2017Your species has mastered the seemingly impossible. Faster than light travel means a new era for your civilization. Brave pioneers set forth from our ancient homeworld into the unknown, while scientists unlock more and more of the vast mysteries of the cosmos.. But you are neither the first, nor the only, species to climb to the heavens. You must test your military and diplomatic prowess against rival galactic empires.

It’s hard to believe that Stellaris is already a year old. Paradox Development Studio’s science fiction empire builder arrived in 2016 to widespread critical acclaim and found an eager audience ready to transcend the bonds of their home planet and forge a bright (or dystopian) future. To celebrate this anniversary, and as a gesture of thanks to the inhabitants of Earth, Paradox is offering a Stellaris bundle with its three expansions.

The Stellaris Digital Anniversary Edition includes:
  • Stellaris: The critically acclaimed space empire game, full of stories and encounters that take on new dimensions every time you play.
  • Utopia: The first full expansion for Stellaris, adding megastructures and new options for the ultimate advancement of your species.
  • Plantoids Species Pack: A species pack that includes a dozen portraits for plant based sentient life-forms.
  • Leviathans Story Pack: A story pack that includes monstrous new creatures and encounters

Paradox is also giving away the pre-order pack Creatures of the Void and a new Anniversary Species Portrait Pack to all Stellaris owners as a thank you for their support over the last year. Over the week of the anniversary, Paradox will also be offering discounts on the purchase of the base game and the first two major pieces of DLC.
Paradox Development Studio is very happy that so many of you have chosen to take this interstellar journey with us. Over the coming years you can expect exciting new realms of possibility and adventures among the endless stars in Stellaris.

The Stellaris Anniversary Edition and Species Portrait Pack are both available on Steam, starting today.

AOC Unveils Portable 16 Inch USB Display

Fremont, Calif. – May 9, 2017 – AOC, a worldwide leader in monitor display technology, today announces the AOC 16” class USB Monitor (I1659FWUX), with IPS panel and powered by DisplayLink Technology.

The USB monitor is ultra slim and lightweight for maximum portability. Its small footprint makes it perfect for displaying business presentations or adding a second monitor to your laptop or desktop for increased productivity. The widescreen monitor receives both power and signal via a single USB 3.0 cable for plug-and-play connection. It does not require a dedicated power cord or VGA cable, and comes with a foldable flexi-stand for maximum flexibility. It will be available at Amazon for $149.99 ($199 MSRP). The USB monitor will launch on May 12 and is available for pre-order from Amazon here.

USB 3.0 technology achieves high transfer rates and delivers high quality images. Designed with a piano-black glossy finish, this USB monitor features a 15.6” screen, 700:1 contrast ratio, 25ms response time, and a beautiful 1920×1080 Full HD resolution at 60Hz. The IPS panel renders vivid colors with wide viewing angles.

The 16” USB Monitor with its foldable flexi-stand is ideal for viewing in landscape or portrait mode. Landscape mode is ideal for presentations and spreadsheets, while the Portrait mode conveniently gives you an easy vertical view of your instant messaging programs, infographics, or search results. This monitor has a unique auto-pivot feature that automatically adjusts the image according to the display’s orientation, so you will never have to change settings as you switch between landscape and portrait mode. The AOC USB Monitor is also VESA 75 x 75 mm compliant, allowing you to easily mount the USB monitor to any VESA compatible mount. Multiple USB monitors can also be simultaneously connected to a single laptop or desktop computer to function as a multi-monitor PC or Mac, thanks to the built-in DisplayLink technology.

I1659FWUX SPECIFICATIONS

Size:  15.6”
Model:  I1659FWUX
Panel Type:  IPS
Resolution:  1920 x 1080
View Angle:  IPS 160°/160°(CR>10)
Brightness:  220 cd/m2
Response time:  25 ms (tr+tf)
Features:  Auto pivot
Ultra slim
Light Weight
Foldable flexi-stand
Low power consumption

HyperX Expands into Gamestop Retail Stores

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – May 8, 2017 HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., today announced an agreement with GameStop to expand HyperX products into all GameStop stores in the United States. The newest addition to the lineup will be the HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headset. Reviewed as the best gaming headset under $50, Cloud Stinger gaming headset will be sold alongside console and PC game titles at GameStop stores nationally. Building off the success of HyperX Cloud Core gaming headset business, HyperX continues to grow retail sales by expanding with more products on retail shelves.

HyperX Cloud Stinger is known for being comfortable, while playing games for hours and its multi-platform capability makes it a winner for every type of GameStop shopper. Cloud Stinger provides great sound for gaming, chat, watching movies, listening to music, and is designed for a quality user experience. 50mm directional drivers deliver high-quality sound with pinpoint audio precision, signature HyperX memory foam adds to the legendary comfort. A light weight gaming headset at 275 grams, with ear cups that rotate 90 degrees for adaptive fit, Cloud Stinger is a gaming headset to fit any gaming lifestyle.

“With the success of HyperX Cloud Core gaming headset, we are pleased to expand our relationship with HyperX to include the Cloud Stinger gaming headset in all of our GameStop stores and online,” said Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising, GameStop. “GameStop is known as a premier gaming destination with many convenient locations to pick up the latest game titles, and HyperX is known for delivering award winning comfortable gaming headsets with quality sound and multi-platform functionality. We are excited to enhance the overall gaming experience of our shoppers by giving them more HyperX gaming headsets to choose from when they visit a local retail location.”

“We’re happy to be working with GameStop and shipping HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headsets into all GameStop locations,” said Tyler Needles, audio business manager, HyperX. “GameStop is well known for delivering console and PC products, and we see this as a great opportunity to give gamers the ability to walk into their favorite GameStop store or online, and pick up the latest game along with a comfortable, great sounding headset from HyperX.”

Availability and Support

The HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headsets will be available starting in May 2017 through GameStop’s network of retail outlets and online at GameStop.com. HyperX Cloud Stinger gaming headsets include a two-year warranty and HyperX’s industry-leading customer service and support.

Drop of Doom VR at Six Flags Great Adventure Open Now

JACKSON, N.J. ─ April 20, 2017 ─ Six Flags Great Adventure, in partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the “Official Technology Partner of Six Flags,” today announced an all-new, extreme virtual reality experience coming to the world’s tallest and fastest drop ride beginning May 5. Thrill-seekers will use Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus to battle giant, mutant spiders while they plunge 41 stories at speeds up to 90 mph on Drop of Doom VR, a fully-integrated virtual reality (VR) experience on Zumanjaro. “As the leader in innovation, Six Flags launched the very first VR coaster experiences. Now, we are taking virtual reality to the next level with the introduction of the first VR drop rides,” said Neal Thurman, park president. “Drop of Doom VR plays upon two of our greatest fears –extreme heights and spiders – and delivers an entirely new thrill for the spring 2017 season.” While anxious riders buckle into their floorless seats and strap on their VR headsets, they aretransported into a 360-degree virtual world where they become pilots of a futuristic gunship under attack by mutant spiders.

This intense, interactive adventure features:

  • High speed, vertical ascent up 41 actual stories that transforms into 100 virtual stories while teetering off the edge of a helicopter;
  • A 360-degree rotating view high above massive city skyscrapers that are under siege by enormous spiders;
  • A high-intensity gun battle against a giant arachnid, spewing baby spiders that virtually crawl all over the rider’s body;
  • A thrilling 10-second fiery plunge straight down at speeds up to 90 mph between towering skyscrapers;
  • The final showdown with a spider the size of a van, teeth-gnashing and in full attack mode.

For a limited time only, guests can experience the Drop of Doom virtual reality attraction free with paid park admission. Riders must be at least 48” tall to ride Drop of Doom VR, and at least 13 years old to experience Samsung Gear VR.

Endless Space 2 eXplore Trailer

May 5, 2017 – As Endless Space 2 is due to release May 19, Amplitude Studios is taking everyone deeper into the Endless universe through a series of four new videos – each aimed at showcasing the individual “X”s in the 4X grand strategy genre (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) core to Endless Space 2. In the first video, released today, Amplitude showcases what it means to eXplore in the Endless Universe as players journey to the stars, meet new alien races, investigate strange ruins and odd signals, and much more.

Endless Space®2 is a turn-based, sci-fi grand strategy game that expands through the Endless universe, putting players in the fascinating role of leader guiding a civilization in making its first steps into the cold depths of interstellar space. Play through eight factions alone or against your friends.

The game is currently available on Early Access on Steam, for $29.99 (standard edition) and $37.49 (digital deluxe edition).

The PC Gaming Show Returns for E3 2017

LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2017 — The PC Gaming Show returns in 2017 as part of the official E3 conference schedule. In partnership with Intel as the presenting sponsor, the third annual PC Gaming Show will take place live from The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Monday, June 12 at 10am PDT. The event will be hosted by PC fan-favorite, Sean “Day[9]” Plott and will showcase exclusive announcements, trailers and discussion from many of the most exciting developers and projects on the platform.

For more information and to register for press or content creator access, please visit: www.PCGamingShow.com and follow #pcgamingshow. For consumers interested in attending the show, please visit: www.PCGamingShow.com/tickets.

Celebrating PC gaming, which is enjoyed by 1.2 billion players worldwide, the PC Gaming Show brings together the best and brightest in the fastest-growing segment of the gaming industry. PC Gaming Show’s online viewership has increased each year since the show’s debut in 2015, and the show will reflect innovations across the industry with increased VR and esports content.

“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.”

PC gamers will be able to attend in person or watch the show on twitch.tv/pcgamer. The event will also be hosted on the Twitch homepage as part of the official E3 programming. To reach more fans worldwide than ever before, the PC Gaming Show will also be available through a variety of additional platforms including Facebook Live, YouTube Gaming and Microsoft Beam.

“The PC Gaming Show gives an incredible voice to the PC gaming community and Intel is excited to work alongside our industry partners to showcase the strength of the platform,” said Gregory Bryant, corporate vice president within CCG at Intel Corporation. “The state of innovation on the PC has never been stronger and we’re thrilled to share what’s next at E3.”

Organized by PC Gamer, with support from Presenting Partner, Intel, the third annual PC Gaming Show will see participation from returning partners Bohemia Interactive and Tripwire Interactive and some new, including Cygames and Nexon. Further participants will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Corsair Announces Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse

FREMONT, CA – May 4th, 2017 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components and high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the immediate availability of the new CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB gaming mouse. Combining the latest in precision 16,000 DPI optical sensor technology with unmatched comfort thanks to its trio of interchangeable thumb grips and contoured shape, GLAIVE RGB adapts to players’ gameplay and grip, delivering a new level of comfort and precision.

When it comes to gaming mice, there is no one-size-fits-all. GLAIVE RGB combines a sweeping contoured shape with three interchangeable magnetic grips, allowing it to adapt in seconds for a customized fit. Choose between smooth curves, a rubberized grip or a wide thumb rest to find your peak comfort, with each grip sculpted to put GLAIVE RGB’s six programmable buttons within easy reach.

Equipped with the latest in ultra-high precision 16,000 DPI optical sensor for pin-point tracking and accuracy, GLAIVE RGB has the performance to match its comfort. A custom PMW3367 gaming grade optical sensor, developed for CORSAIR in partnership with PixArt, allows gamers to set sensitivity anywhere between 100-16,000 DPI native resolution in single DPI steps for the ultimate in precision sensitivity tuning. Save up to five DPI settings, switch between them at a touch of a button and keep an eye on sensitivity with a dynamic DPI display – a glance is all it takes to know if GLAIVE RGB is set for high-speed twitch response or pixel-perfect accuracy. OMRON left and right mouse switches continue the commitment to performance, with ultra-fast response and industry-leading reliability rated to 50 million clicks, while an ultra-fast 1000Hz/1ms USB refresh rate ensures every move and click registers when it counts; instantly.

With three-zone programmable dynamic RGB lighting, GLAIVE RGB lights up the desktop as players light up the scoreboard. With logo, side bar and front lighting zones customizable in Corsair Utility Engine (CUE), choose from a host of amazing preset lighting profiles, download hundreds of user-created lighting schemes, or synchronize the lighting with any CORSAIR RGB keyboard to make the mouse your own. CUE also unlocks in-depth macro control, allowing any of GLAIVE RGB’s six buttons to be fully remapped, not just to mouse or keyboard commands, but to complex multi-function macros. What’s more, DPI, macros and lighting profiles are all stored in GLAIVE RGB’s onboard memory, making them accessible from any PC without the need to install software, so GLAIVE RGB is ready to play as soon as you are.

CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB – Winning never felt so good.

Specifications:

  • Contoured shape: Designed so you can game longer without fatigue.
  • Custom, gaming grade 16,000 DPI optical sensor: Ultra-accurate and high-speed tracking engine. Native 16,000 DPI resolution, settable to 1 DPI steps, can be custom tuned to virtually any type of mouse pad.
  • Interchangeable thumb grips: Choose between three thumb grip styles for a tailored fit.
  • Onboard profile storage: Saves lighting effects, macros and DPI settings for universal access to your profile on any PC, without the need for drivers or additional software.
  • Surface calibration tuning utility: Optimizes sensor precision and responsiveness for your playing surface.
  • High-performance Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks: Custom tuned for gaming, providing an ultrafast response and reliability over time.
  • Dynamic multicolor three-zone backlighting: Customizable RGB backlighting immerses you in the game by providing nearly unlimited lighting adjustability.
  • Aluminum scroll wheel with rubber grip: Ensures solid response and accuracy.
  • Ultrafast 1ms lag-free gameplay: Supports up to 1000Hz/1ms refresh rate for a near instant response to your movements.

Availability, Warranty and Pricing:

GLAIVE RGB is available immediately from the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers, and distributors and is backed by a two-year warranty and the CORSAIR worldwide customer support network.

For up-to-date pricing, please contact your local CORSAIR sales or PR representative.

Darksiders III Announced

Vienna, Austria, May 2, 2017. THQ Nordic today announced that hack-n-slash action adventure Darksiders® III is currently in development for PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox® One, and is slated for release in 2018.

“As promised, we have taken our time to ensure that this next Darksiders will be everything action-adventure gamers and especially Darksiders loyalists could dream of and more,” said Lars Wingefors, Co-Founder and Group CEO, THQ Nordic AB.

The company also announced that it is working with the team at Gunfire Games, which is largely comprised of the original creators of the Darksiders franchise, on development of the long and highly-anticipated project.

“The Gunfire team brings an intimate involvement with every aspect of the Darksiders franchise since its inception,” said Reinhard Pollice, Director of Business and Product Development, THQ Nordic. “There is simply no team better qualified to create Darksiders III, beginning with our unpredictable and enigmatic hero FURY – a mage who is considered the most powerful of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!”

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