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The Borg Are Coming to Star Trek Timelines

May 2, 2017 – Resistance is futile for fans of Disruptor Beam’s Star Trek Timelines as Star Trek’s iconic hivemind Borg Collective comes to the popular mobile game in a month-long Borg-themed mega-event entitled “Process of Assimilation.”  It all kicks off this Thursday, May 4th.

Players will engage in a month-long excursion to repel the Borg by joining weekly in-game events, participate in Borg-themed Gauntlets and engage in limited-time Distress Calls – all with Borg-themed rewards such as assimilated versions of fan-favorite Star Trek characters and the much-requested Borg Queen from Star Trek: First Contact! An all-new Borg Sphere will also work its way into the game as Process of Assimilation progresses in the coming weeks.

The first of four events, Zero Hour, starts on Thursday when Starfleet receives an unexpected visit from former Unimatrix Zero members who confirm the Federation’s worst fears: the Borg are on their way.

Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943 Launch Trailer

MONTREAL – MAY 1, 2017 Historically accurate, hardcore wargame Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943 is now available on Windows PC via Steam. Continuing the developer Graviteam’s long history of making authentic strategy war games such as Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star and Steel Armor: Blaze of War, Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943 is available for purchase at $33.99, a 15% discount from $39.99, and will remain on sale until May 7 to commemorate the ending of World War II..

Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943 transports players to the infamous Battle of Tunisia, one of World War II’s grandest displays of armored unit combat. In the game’s large scale battlefields, players can engage in realistic tanks battles using more than 50 meticulously detailed vehicles from the Allied Forces and Axis Powers to gain the upper hand in a heated struggle to dominate the North African territory. Two different methods of control, either turn-based or real-time strategy, makes battlefield management an experience tailored to each player’s personal preferences and provides a true overarching look at the complexities of war.

“Hardcore strategy gamers want the upmost sense of realism to match the urgency of real-world conflict,” said Vladimir Zayarniy, Graviteam CEO. “Our combination of smart design and definitive history, put together by true World War II aficionados, will floor those looking for a new take on the uncompromising game of war.”

Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943’s key features include:

  • Unparalleled Realism: Each game mechanic is intricately crafted to match the coarseness of war through destructible environments, dynamic time of day and weather effects and advanced damage modeling based on ballistic histograms
  • Efficient Theater of War Management: Balance the morale of hardened soldiers, fight for dominance over critical supply lines and keep precious vehicles in top-repair by using the game’s enhanced and well-designed user interface
  • True-to-life Accuracy: The realistic organizational structures and definite strategies of the U.S. Army and German Wehrmacht are on full display for history buffs to engage with.

Published by Strategy First, Tank Warfare: Tunisia 1943 is now available for purchase on Windows PC via Steam for $33.99 from May 1-7. Afterwards, the game’s price will return to $39.99.

ScareLA Announces Halfoween Pre-Sale Weekend

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 28, 2017 – An early Halloween treat has arrived! Our Halfoween Weekend sale gives all fans an opportunity to purchase tickets and receive 1/2 OFF General Admission and Fear Freak tickets (using the code HALFOSCARE) to the groundbreaking Halloween convention, this weekend only! As it has done every year, the convention has grown beyond expectations and will include even bigger scares at its new home, The Los Angeles Convention Center.

Since debuting in 2013, ScareLA has captivated audiences by kicking off Halloween early. The show’s unique premise is combining a favorite U.S. tradition, Halloween, with the peak season for fun and travel, the summer. Set in the entertainment capital of the world, the convention is a mecca for horror fans of all ages. Attracting a record 12,000 attendees in 2016, ScareLA has become one of the fastest-growing independent conventions in the U.S. to-date.

“2017 marks a milestone for ScareLA and our fifth year anniversary,” said Lora Ivanova, ScareLA Executive Producer and Founder. “To celebrate this occasion, we are brewing up an incredible mix of entertainment, and preparing for what is sure to be our biggest and best year yet. We are thrilled to welcome fans to our new home at the Los Angeles Convention Center, our city’s premier event venue. We believe our community deserves the very best and we are proud to take our place among the best shows in the country. “

In 2016 more than 171 million Americans celebrated Halloween. Total spending in the U.S. reached a whopping $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the history of NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights. The survey found that 7 in 10 consumers hand out candy on Halloween, and nearly half decorate their home or dress in costume.

ScareLA’s 2017 theme, “Monsters Come Together,” celebrates diversity, unity and tolerance. Created to bring people together in a celebration of the scary and unusual, the convention aims to build and strengthen community ties across diverse groups, backgrounds and interests.

For more information, visit www.scarela.com.

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ScareLA is the world’s first summer Halloween convention. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, the event celebrates the American scare season traditions and the diverse cultural heritage of the Greater Los Angeles region. Featuring hundreds of specialty vendors, education programming, world-class industry presentations, ScareLA draws thousands of professionals, fans and families from the U.S. and abroad to celebrate Halloween early every summer. ScareLA is one of the fastest growing independent fan conventions in the U.S. addressing a $10 billion Halloween industry worldwide.

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Waterworld California Becomes Six Flags 20th Property

GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS — April, 27 2017 Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced it has entered into an agreement with EPR Properties, owner of Waterworld California, to operate the water park located in Concord, California. Waterworld California, formerly owned and operated by Six Flags, is Northern California’s largest water park and is located 18 miles southeast of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The agreement is subject to approval by the City of Concord.

“This is an exciting new venture and a great opportunity to provide families with more entertainment options in this important market,” said Six Flags President and CEO John Duffey. “Guests in Northern California will now have the opportunity to enjoy two beautiful Six Flags parks. This is truly a win-win, as we welcome our 20th property—Waterworld California—back into our family of parks.”

The 30-acre Waterworld California features more than 35 water attractions, including the region’s largest wave pool, an interactive children’s play area and its newest offering—Break Point Plunge. This heart-pounding, 270-foot long looping thrill ride launches riders in a capsule from a height of more than six stories. Other extreme slides include Honolulu Halfpipe—a mammoth curved tube slide and Cliffhanger, one of the park’s signature speed slides.

Waterworld California opens for the 2017 season on May 13. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and opens for daily operation, beginning May 26. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com or www.waterworldcalifornia.com.

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 56 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.

Expeditions: Viking Release Trailer

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (April 27, 2017) — Logic Artists is pleased to confirm that their much anticipated title, Expeditions: Viking, releases today worldwide! The turn-based tactical RPG combines a historically authentic CRPG setting with a deep, skills-focused tactical combat system.

Logic Artists CEO, Ali Emek, had this to say, “After more than two years of development we are very excited to release and share Expeditions: Viking with the public! Hopes are high at the studio as we make our final release preparations and we look forward to the user feedback on the forums and reviews to come.

We have been lucky to have the support of a loyal and passionate community over these years and we look forward to the years to come where we will grow together as one. We extend our great thanks to everyone who offered their time to be a part of our closed beta program and to those who have already volunteered to make fan translations so that Expeditions: Viking can be even more accessible to our audience worldwide.”

Expeditions: Viking will cost 29.99 USD/29.99 EUR/24.99 GBP/499 RUB. A Deluxe Edition including a digital artbook, the original soundtrack by award-winning composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen (Age of Conan, Lords of the Fallen), and the Blood-Ice DLC will cost 34.99 USD/34.99 EUR/28.99 GBP/650 RUB
To celebrate the launch, Expeditions: Viking will be available on Steam with a 10% week one discount.

Tour de France 2017 Video Games Announced with Images

April 27, 2017  – We are happy to announce that the official Tour de France 2017 video games will release in June this year on PlayStation®4, Xbox®One and PC. Play as the greatest champions and live an exciting Tour de France 2017 on consoles, or become a sports manager on PC, and lead your favorite pro team to victory. Today, discover the first images of the official Tour de France 2017 video games!

With Tour de France 2017 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, experience all the passion of Le Tour de France and conquer the coveted yellow jersey! Play as the greatest riders on the gorgeous roads of La Grande Boucle: attack, give orders to your teammates, choose the best trajectory, manage your stamina and make the decisions that will lead your team all the way to the top!

In this exciting Tour, race through time-trial stages at Düsseldorf and Marseille, before mythical mountains climbs such as le Galibier and l’Izoard, until the great finale on the Champs-Elysées. The pace of the race, stamina management, climbs and descents have been recalibrated to provide improved realism and immersion. Take advantage of key areas such as windy sections that can generate bordures. Play a full stage in real-time or accelerated x16, play the key-areas only, or even skip the stage entirely. An enhanced AI system means the challenge is also greater now, along with the risk of being disqualified if you finish a stage outside of time limit. Discover more features by clicking here.

Become the manager of a professional cycling team and compete against today’s best riders in over 200 races (500+ stages) across the world, including iconic races such as La Vuelta and the iconic Tour de France. The most important decisions are in your hands. From rider scouting and recruitment, staff hiring, contract negotiations, and sponsor management, make the right calls to secure the win. Every stage counts, and even during the races, the strategies and choices are up to you!

Players will now be able to form clans in order to join other members of the community to organize competitions, chat and compare achievements in-game. This edition features improved realism with regards to race tempo, rider speeds, sophisticated AI, as well as the management of stamina and preparation. Players also now have the ability to set riders in a paceline at anytime during the race, to protect and prepare them ahead of key-areas. A revamped progression system has been introduced in Pro Cyclist mode – fulfill the objectives given by your manager to progress within your team and beyond! Read more about all this year’s additions here.

Official Call of Duty: WWII Reveal Trailer and Screenshots

April 26, 2017 – Over two years in the making, Sledgehammer Games delivers a gritty, personal experience in the setting of the largest worldwide conflict in history to a new gaming generation in Call of Duty®: WWII. Play through the story of ordinary men turned soldiers in the 1st Infantry Division as they fight to preserve freedom in the face of tyranny. Call of Duty: WWII delivers fast-paced, boots-on-ground combat through iconic locations in the European Theater.

Pre-order Call of Duty: WWII now on-disc or digital download and secure your code for the Private Beta: http://www.CallofDuty.com/WWII

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SteelSeries Announces Dual-Surface RGB Illuminated QcK Prism Mousepad

CHICAGO – April 26, 2017 – SteelSeries, brings innovation to its 15-year legacy of engineering the best gaming mousepads in the world by introducing the QcK Prism Gaming Mousepad. Built with purpose, the QcK Prism delivers features that go beyond the aesthetics of illumination and presents performance benefits for PC gaming. The new mousepad provides gamers with dual-sided premium surfaces – the first of its kind, 360 degrees of continuous illumination in 12 separate zones, and interference-free USB cable placement.

The QcK Prism is the world’s first dual-surface RGB illuminated mousepad, featuring a premium micro-textured cloth that adds friction for more deliberate movements and a hard polymer surface for a fast-paced glide. The QcK Prism comes with brilliant 360-degree, 12-zone Prism RGB illumination with advanced lighting effects and supports SteelSeries GameSense, providing reactive illumination to in-game events such as low ammo, health, kills, cooldown timers and more.

Jason Christian, Category Manager for Gaming Surfaces, Mice and Keyboards says “Every aspect of this peripheral was built with purpose. It delivers premium surface performance with brilliant lighting and zero mouse cable interference.”

In addition to the millions of colors and lighting effects, the QcK Prism also supports SteelSeries Prism Sync. Gamers can create dynamic multi-color lighting effects between the QcK Prism and all other Prism-enabled gear, including the Arctis 5 headset, Rival 700 mouse and Apex M800 keyboard.

The QcK Prism was made with a game-tested design. Unlike all other RGB mousepads, the cable housing is positioned out of the way, on the left side, where it will not catch a gamer’s mouse cable.

The QcK Prism is now available at http://steelseries.com/qckprism for $59.99 and online retailers including Amazon and Best Buy.  For more information about SteelSeries’ QcK Prism or SteelSeries complete selection of gaming accessories, visit www.SteelSeries.com.

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Expansion arrives May 9

April 26, 2017 – Forza fans, your Hot Wheels fantasies are about to come true! The second Forza Horizon 3 expansionForza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels – arrives on May 9 exclusively on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs (Xbox Play Anywhere), and is included in the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass. This expansion lets players travel to a brand-new location in Australia, a place where lazy Sunday drives are replaced by insane high-speed stunts on miles of looping, banking, giant iconic orange Hot Wheels tracks. Starring famous Hot Wheels vehicles like the Twin Mill, the Rip Rod, and the Bone Shaker, Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels promises an automotive adventure unlike anything in Forza history.

Tune in on May 8 for our special world debut livestream of the Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels experience, live from Hot Wheels’ headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. The show kicks off at 1 p.m. PDT and we’ll be showing off an exclusive live look at this new expansion as well as behind-the-scenes fun, special guests, and more! Don’t miss it: www.beam.pro/ForzaMotorsport

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels takes players to six new themed islands located off the coast of Australia; all connected by a network of Hot Wheels tracks – positioned hundreds of feet in the air – featuring classic Hot Wheels configurations like loops, corkscrews, and more. This is stunt driving at its most extreme, where you can master tracks by performing brand new Hot Wheels skills that make use of boost pads, high-bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps, and even giant mechanical dinosaurs. If you’re looking to get creative, check out the new Stunt Swap feature to modify stunt track sections and dare your friends to try them.

Explore the world of Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels in an all-new campaign, completing events on your way towards the ultimate stunt-driving test, an epic Grand Finale taking place on the massive new Hot Wheels Goliath circuit. Hook up with your buddies and compete in online multiplayer racing on Hot Wheels tracks, or find out whose skills reign supreme in a brand-new Playground Arena. Along the way you’ll earn 28 new Xbox Live achievements worth 500 Gamerscore.

Get ready to explore the world of Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels in ten new cars, including several Hot Wheels’ world-famous vehicles, as well as a brand-new Barn Find just waiting to be discovered and restored. To read more about the cars included in the expansion, head over to Xbox Wire.