Author - Jerry Paxton

Alone in the Dark Accolades Trailer

Acknowledged media outlets have embarked on the journey to Derceto Manor in Pieces Interactive’s horror game, Alone in the Dark, where players must face monsters and solve puzzles to uncover the mysteries! We’ve compiled for you what the media thought of this reimagining of the cult classic that set the benchmark for an entire genre. Take a look at our accolades trailer here:

While the media describes Alone in the Dark as “a thrilling reimagining of a pioneering classic” (Video Gamer, 8/10) and “a game Stephen King would like to see” (Digitally Downloaded, 4.5/5), it has also received positive feedback within the community! Steam user reviews currently stand at 79%.

Need more evidence? Play the free Prologue of Alone in the Dark right now!

Alone in the Dark, developed by Pieces Interactive in Sweden and published by THQ Nordic, is available now! Alone in the Dark (SRP: € 59.99 / $ 59.99 / £ 49.99) and the Alone in the Dark’s Digital Deluxe Edition are available for PC, Xbox Series S/X, and PlayStation®5. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the base game, Derceto 1992 Costume Pack, Vintage Horror Filter Pack, and the Director’s Commentary Mode. On PC, it also comes with the Official Soundtrack and a Digital Artbook.

Get the game here:
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Ships at Sea Official Gameplay Trailer

Mark your calendars for May 9, 2024, as Nordic boating sim powerhouse Misc Games will launch the industry’s most realistic boating and fishing sim yet, Ships at Sea, in Early Access on Windows PC via Steam.

Ships at Sea is the culmination of the studio’s drive, innovation, and creativity. Set in the unforgiving Norwegian Sea and around the harbors of Lofoten, Røst, and Værrøy, Norway, Misc Games utilizes NVIDIA’s proprietary WaveWorks water shader and the brand new Unreal Engine 5.4 to take captains on their most realistic boating adventures yet.

As seen in the trailer, Ships at Sea features some of the real local businesses around Røst and Værrøy, including A. Johansen, Jangaard Export, Kaikanten, Røst Sjømat, and Røst Bryggehotell. Misc Games has also licensed various boating and fishing equipment brands such as Breeze, PingMe (from Ocean Space Acoustics), Lorentzen Hydraulikk, and Østbornholms Kutterservice to provide the most realistic, dynamic overall experience for enthusiasts on both fronts: fishing and boating.

For the first time in Misc Games’ acclaimed boating catalog, soon-to-be skippers will be able to play with their friends online with their own boats in multiplayer. Additionally, Misc Games will launch an online co-op mode in the first major update where players can divide and conquer the expansive sea with different roles such as cargo transporter, service operator, commercial fisherman, and more.

Arrow Video Unveils May Film Streaming Releases

Arrow Video is excited to announce the May 2024 lineup of their subscription-based ARROW platform, available to subscribers in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland. Enjoy a selection of new titles, from carefully cultivated curations, shorts by new talent, and deep dives into the tastes of filmmakers whose talents have delighted audiences and shaped genre filmmaking.

The May 2024 lineup leads with the exclusive ARROW release of Quarxx’s French macabre horror PANDEMONIUM, available May 27 in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland.

Drawing on themes found in Dante’s Inferno and Milton’s Paradise Lost, Pandemonium is a multi-textured existential fantasy, topped with signature notes of visceral horror, disturbing fairy tale, wry comedy, and dark thriller. From the creative mind of Quarxx, comes this aesthetically stunning and relentlessly macabre tale. Pandemonium made its world premiere at Neuchâtel and went on to screen at Fantasia, Frightfest, Fantasy FilmFest, Sitges, Grimmfest, Trieste and Screamfest and you can see it at home on ARROW with a host of brand new extras!

May Seasons bloom May 3 with Jennifer Reeder Selects (UK/IRE/US/CA).

Jennifer Reeder, director of Perpetrator, Knives and Skin and Night’s End shares, “Campy Culty Chaos. Feral Femme Fetish. Glorious Goopy Gore. Nasty Neo Noir.

My list of ARROW Selects range from some undeniable classics by genre auteurs to more recent films from stylish storytellers who are just getting started. Generally, I am drawn to films that are peripherally or directly related to the films I make both in terms of form and content. I am a visual storyteller and I prioritize allegory over reality which is also what I appreciate about the films on this list. Each of these films, for me, is an unrelenting celebration of cinema as a profound form of fine art.”

Titles include: Switchblade Sisters, The Sacred Spirit, Lady Morgan’s Vengeance.

Also on May 3, subscribers in all territories can enjoy a pair of underseen violent short films.

The Host (UK/IRE/US/CA): In this tense-as-hell 1960 short from Jack Hill (Coffy, Foxy Brown), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses) plays an on-the-run cowboy who is laying low. But, to remain safe and appease a local tribe, he must commit another terrible crime…

Hill and Haig’s incredible talents were burning bright right from the beginning in an atmospheric, violent debut feature that is not to be missed!

The Adventures of Denchu-Kozo (UK/IRE/US/CA): Hikari is a boy who is bullied at school because he has an electricity pole growing out of his back. One of his classmates named Momo comes to his rescue and he thanks her by sharing his secret possession with her: a time machine. Activating the time machine transports him 25 years into a dark, dystopian, world of the future. There he encounters members of the Shinsengumi Vampire Gang who are hunting a woman named Dr. Sariba who is revealed to be Momo’s future self. He and he alone must save the world.

On May 10, head to the fields and forests and watch Cunning Folk (UK/IRE/US/CA).

Cunning Folk is a collection focussing on folklore and folktales, the locals who believe in them and the outsiders who inevitably fall foul of them. If you know what’s good for you, you will fear, respect and uphold the Old Ways of the Cunning Folk. Or else…

Titles include: The Wyrm of Bwlch Pen Barras, Threshold, Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji.

On May 10, enjoy a trio of recent additions to the indie horror lexicon.

Legs (UK/IRE/US/CA): Joy and Harry are trying to have a baby. One night, Joy swallows a spider in her sleep. When Joy subsequently develops an insatiable appetite for flies, it dawns on her that there may be more than one way of becoming a mother.

The Afterlife Bureau (UK/IRE/US/CA): “There’s something which comes after death and before you meet your maker… paperwork”. The Afterlife Bureau is a dark comedy in which brings Earthly nuisances such as bureaucracy to the afterlife.

Ouzo and Blackcurran (UK/IRE/US/CA): Two old friends take a trip down memory lane, but they are not alone – there’s someone there who never left.

On May 17, stay up all night and watch The City that Never Sleeps (UK/IRE/US/CA).

On ARROW, the Big Apple is known as The City That Never Sleeps because the films set on its streets will give you nightmares!

Psychopathic gangsters, deranged killers, out-of-control street gangs, even zombies and misshapen, deadly ex-conjoined twins, get a taste of an older, scarier, grittier, scuzzier New York in The City That Never Sleeps.

Titles include: The Driller Killer, Basket Case, Mammoth.

Also on May 17, enjoy a pair of origin stories of genre legends.

Eaten Alive (UK/IRE/US/CA): Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Krueger’s famous red and green sweater, horror icon Robert Englund delivered a supremely sleazy performance in Eaten Alive another essay in taut Southern terror from Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

Oozing atmosphere from its every pore, Eaten Alive matches The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for sheer insanity helped in no small part by some marvelous histrionics from Chain Saw star Marilyn Burns and William Finley (Phantom of the Paradise).

Spider Baby (UK/IRE/US/CA): This was the first solo feature by Jack Hill (Coffy, Switchblade Sisters, Foxy Brown), whom Quentin Tarantino dubbed “the Howard Hawks of exploitation filmmaking”, and it remains one of his wildest and weirdest.

Lon Chaney Jr gave one of his most memorable late performances as Bruno, their guardian and protector, who has managed to cover up their crimes until two distant relatives lay claim to their house. When they insist on moving in, Bruno has to cross his fingers and hope that the ‘children’ behave towards their new guests…

Universal Studios Unveils The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show

 Universal Studios Hollywood, in collaboration with Universal Pictures and 87North, presents “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show,” inspired by Universal’s new 87North film The Fall Guy, as part of the theme park’s popular “WaterWorld” attraction, beginning Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, May 19, 2024. The Fall Guy, starring Oscar® nominees Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, from blockbuster director David Leitch, arrives in theaters on Friday, May 3.

            This all-new, exclusive entertainment performance features an original storyline designed to provide an entertaining peek behind the curtain of how stunt performances are designed and brought to life, while celebrating the artistry of the film industry’s unsung heroes – the stunt performers.

The show is produced by 87North Productions, the world-renowned production and action design company founded by Leitch and producer Kelly McCormick, who are the force behind such iconic and bold action tentpole films as Bullet Train, Fast & Furious Present: Hobbs & Shaw, Deadpool 2Atomic BlondeNobodyViolent Night and John Wick.

            Said Leitch, “We make movies to give audiences an experience, and what better way to amplify 87North’s brand of action storytelling than to evolve into live events. We are so thankful to our partners at Universal who embraced our ideas and gave us the platform to do something really fun and immersive with The Fall Guy.”

Using the existing “WaterWorld” set, the action packed “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show” will feature dynamic, unforgettable new stunts and entertain guests with an exclusive performance that can only be seen at Universal Studios Hollywood.

            The Fall Guy, directed by former stuntman David Leitch, stars Academy Award® nominee Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers, a former stuntman who is drafted back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie goes missing. Inspired by the hit 1980s TV series, The Fall Guy also stars Black Panther’s Winston Duke, Bullet Train’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emmy® winner Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) and Oscar® nominee Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once). The Fall Guy is produced by 87North’s Kelly McCormick and David Leitch, Guymon Casady and Ryan Gosling.

            An exclusive social engagement, The Fall Guy photo op, will also be available within the theme park. Starting with the film’s release on May 3, guests and moviegoers will be able to enjoy a double dose of The Fall Guy by attending “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show” and then seeing the film in style at Universal Cinema on Universal CityWalk Hollywood, either in the seven-story IMAX® with 4K laser projection or its new PRIME Theatre, featuring 4K laser projection technology and superior acoustics. Universal CityWalk offers moviegoers $5 parking with purchase of General Parking and a movie ticket (restrictions apply). More information is available here.

            For more information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk, guests can visit; like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter).

CORSAIR Unveils HS35 v2 Headset Series

CORSAIR® (Nasdaq: CRSR) proudly announced the launch of its new series of all-essential gaming headsets: HS35 v2 and HS35 SURROUND v2. Boasting exceptional wide-ranging audio and universal 3.5mm connectivity, HS35 v2 and HS35 SURROUND v2 deliver game-changing sound, across multiple platforms.

The HS35 v2 series opens up a rich world of audio. A pair of custom-tuned 50mm neodymium drivers produces a powerfully wide range of sound, enabling you to detect new details within your games. And with a multiplatform 3.5mm connection, these headsets aren’t limited to PC gaming – plug in and play on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and more.

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For an even more immersive experience, HS35 SURROUND v2 adds another dimension to your games’ soundscapes. The included USB receiver unlocks industry-leading Dolby Audio® 7.1 surround sound on PC and Mac, placing in-game music, dialog, and audio cues all around you. Pinpoint the direction of enemy movements and abilities in competitive games such as Overwatch 2, or let yourself become completely engulfed in lush atmospheric titles like Starfield.

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HS35 v2 headsets are perfect for longer gaming sessions as well as leisurely playthroughs. An adjustable suspended headband takes pressure off your head, and your ears stay cool and cushioned on the soft fabric ear pads. Deftly adjust volume and mute with convenient on-ear controls, and place the flexible omni-directional microphone exactly where you want it for crisp, clear communications with your squad. Rep your team colors and show off your style on HS35 v2 with your choice of three colors available from and select retailers: classic black, muted red, or deep blue.

Whichever you choose, when you put on an HS35 v2 or HS35 SURROUND v2 headset, you gain a clear audio advantage in your games.

Availability, Warranty, and Pricing

The CORSAIR HS35 v2 and HS35 SURROUND v2 gaming headsets are available immediately in North America from the CORSAIR Webstore and the CORSAIR network of authorized online retailers and distributors. The headsets will be available in Europe and other regions worldwide on April 30.

Both gaming headsets are backed by a two-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

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

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Construction Simulator – Liebherr Pack Release Trailer

Today, astragon Entertainment and weltenbauer. Software Entwicklung are pleased to announce the release of the latest expansion for Construction Simulator®. The Construction Simulator® – Liebherr Pack is now available as DLC for PC, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on the digital stores and expands the player’s machine park with 6 new machines from the world-famous manufacturer Liebherr. Next to this, Construction Simulator® is now available as a free download for PlayStation®Plus Premium and PlayStation®Plus Extra subscribers within the Game Catalogue on their PlayStation®!

Construction Simulator® – Liebherr Pack
• Latest DLC expands the machine park with 6 new construction machines from the worldfamous manufacturer Liebherr.
• Now available for 9.99 EUR / 9.99 USD (SRP) on the digital stores.
• Alternatively, also available as part of the Construction Simulator® – Year 2 Season Pass – at a lucrative bundle price with more than 40% discount!

With the Construction Simulator® – Liebherr Pack, construction enthusiasts get access to six additional vehicles and machines from the popular manufacturer Liebherr. In addition to powerful earthmovers, the DLC also includes a large articulated dump truck, a brand-new telescopic handler and a truck mixer that can be attached to any of the semi-trailer trucks available in the game. Here is an overview of the machines included in the DLC:

LR 636 Litronic (Crawler Loader): The new Liebherr crawler loader delivers highest traction and breakout forces with unbeatable maneuverability making it the perfect all-rounder for contemporary earthwork sites.

PR 756 Litronic (Crawler Tractor): The powerful PR 756 Litronic dozer enables construction workers to shift huge volumes of material efficiently and quickly.

TA 230 Litronic (Articulated Dump Truck): Powerful, robust and safe! The new TA 230 Litronic dump truck has been developed for rugged off-road use and is able to tackle any terrain.

T 60-9s (Telescopic Handler): This telescopic handler is a powerful universal machine – quick and nimble, and thanks to its powerful operating hydraulics it allows large amounts of material to be moved and stock piled to the maximum height effectively.

HTM 1204 ZA (Truck Mixer): The HTM 1204 ZA concrete mixer can be attached to any semitrailer truck in the game and combines generous transport volume with low body weight and welldesigned equipment details.

R 938 (Crawler Excavator): The new R 938 crawler excavator is a powerful working machine. Its completely updated design is characteristic of the new range of “generation 8” machines. In order to provide even greater comfort, better ergonomics and more enhanced performance, the architecture of the R 938 has also been completely revamped.

The Construction Simulator® – Liebherr Pack is now available as a DLC for 9.99 EUR / 9.99 USD (SRP) for PC, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on the digital stores.

System Shock Remake Gets a Full Overhaul

The award-winning System Shock remake, based on the iconic 1994 sci-fi action game, has received its highly anticipated version 1.2 PC content update — adding an expanded ending, a new female hacker protagonist, and dozens of gameplay enhancements.

Nightdive Studios’ stunningly faithful recreation of the classic shooter/immersive sim was released to critical acclaim in 2023 for PC.

System Shock’s patch v1.2 features the addition of a revised ending and optional female hacker protagonist, as well as numerous improvements, game optimizations, and fixes.

Players who return to Citadel station to face SHODAN — the original rogue AI with evil intent — will be treated to enhanced enemy encounters (including new attacks and behaviors) and updated game balancing.

The patch also introduces a new waypoint system for System Shock’s easy mission difficulty mode.

The upcoming console versions of System Shock — releasing on 21 May, in both physical and digital formats — includes content and improvements found in the PC patch v1.2.

Full patch notes can be found here:

iam8bit Announces Joystick Jazz Vol. 2

iam8bit, purveyors of beautiful video game collectibles since 2005, is excited to announce Joystick Jazz: The Blueshift Big Band Plays Iconic Video Game Hits (Vol. 2) Vinyl Soundtrack. Orders for the album open on April 18, 2024 at 9 a.m. PDT and will ship immediately.

Following last year’s release of Joystick Jazz: The Blueshift Big Band Plays Iconic Video Game Hits Vinyl Soundtrack, iam8bit wanted to work with the talented Blueshift Big Band again, this time reimagining music from classic video games like Grim Fandango, Kingdom Hearts 3, Castlevania, and more through the power of brass, beats, and big band bravado.


Side A:

  • Grim Fandango (6:57)

  • Aquatic Ruin Zone (Sonic 2) (5:10)

  • Don’t Think Twice (Kingdom Hearts 3) (5:34)

Side B:

  • Chemical Plant Zone (Sonic 2) (7:40)

  • Redial (Bomberman Hero) (4:38)

  • Vampire Killer (Castlevania) (7:55)

Joystick Jazz (Vol. 2) comes on Audiophile Black Vinyl and features album art by Mark Borgions, who created the art for Joystick Jazz (Vol.1). A digital download of the album is included with all orders. You don’t have to be a jazz aficionado to appreciate the perfection available in this incredible package.

The album will be available for $31.99. For more information, please visit

Insta360 X4 Brings 8K to 360 Degree Footage

Insta360 is excited to announce its new, groundbreaking flagship camera: Insta360 X4Much-anticipated 8K 360° video, plus 5.7K60fps and 4K100fps, add unparalleled image quality to the endless creative possibilities of 360° capture, including the ability to “shoot first, point later” and the Invisible Selfie Stick effect. X4 also doubles as a traditional action cam, with its Single-Lens Mode now upgraded to smooth, ultra-wide 4K60fps.

This premium imaging arsenal is supported by a powerful 5nm AI chip, a smart control system with features such as Voice and Gesture Control, and vastly improved battery performance with a 135-minute run time. A host of AI-powered shooting and editing features make it easy to capture and share unique, creative shots. New, removable lens guards for X4 will also be a very welcome addition, providing convenient, robust protection and peace of mind.

All of this in a tough, pocket-sized device makes X4 the new, essential tool for action enthusiasts, casual creators, and professionals alike.

8K will be transformative for creators as reframed video now holds its own alongside footage shot on regular cameras. But X4 isn’t just about image quality, it’s designed to be the most robust, easy-to-use 360° camera ever, no matter your experience. This idea was at the heart of a lot of the changes we made,” JK Liu, founder of Insta360 explained.

Insta360 X4 is available to order from April 16th, 2024 via the Insta360 Official Store, Amazon, and select retailers, priced at US$499.99.

Incredible third-person views in 8K and high-res slow motion.

It’s finally here! 8K30fps is our highest resolution ever for a 360° action cam and it looks incredible! With 360° video, creators can choose any angle after filming (known as reframing), like going back in time and pointing the camera! This makes X4’s 8K resolution a real game-changer because the footage remains incredibly detailed and sharp, even after reframing perfect as high-quality, standalone clips or for seamless integration into any edit.

And the upgrades don’t stop there. For action shots or slow motion, 60fps 360° video is now available at 5.7K for smoother, sharper images. There’s also a new 4K100fps setting for glorious, cinematic shots at 4x slow-mo.

Whatever the resolution or frame rate, 360° shooting with X4 offers unique benefits like the Invisible Selfie Stick effect, creating impossible third-person views that look like they were shot on a drone or with a personal camera crew! That extends to photos too, with X4 capable of 72MP 360° photos, now with built-in AI denoising.

A snowboarder filming himself with carving down the mountain and an effect to show how the selfie stick disappears in the final video

With Me Mode, X4 can even automatically frame the subject in the shot, while keeping the selfie stick invisible. Now at a whopping 4K30fps (up from 1080p with X3) or 2.7K120fps, that means ready-to-share flat video clips with zero reframing!

Get two cameras in one.

That’s right! X4 doubles as both a 360° camera and a regular wide-angle action cam. When you know exactly what you want to shoot, like a first-person POV from a chest-mounted position, simply switch to Single-Lens Mode for an immersive, wide-angle video.

This has been souped up for X4 with super smooth 4K60fps, and an ultra wide 170° view with MaxView at an upgraded 4K30fps.

A mountain biker wearing an Insta360 X4 on a chest mount and filming in Single-Lens Mode

A true action specialist.

X4 doesn’t just withstand the rough and tumble of adventure, it embraces it! How’s this for some action credentials?

  • Removable Lens Guards: A key upgrade for X4. Easy to apply and remove at a moment’s notice. Two options include Standard Lens Guards (free with the camera) or the Premium Lens Guards, made with tough, scratch-resistant, tempered glass for action-ready ruggedness.
  • 2.5″ Corning® Gorilla Glass® Touchscreen – Bigger, tougher, and super responsive for on-the-go use.
  • FlowState Stabilization & 360° Horizon Lock – X4 delivers smooth, level shots, no matter how intense the action.
  • 135-Minute Run Time at 5.7K30fps – A huge new 2290 mAh battery offers genuinely impressive 67% longer run time than X3!
  • Seriously Waterproof – Take X4 down to 33ft right out of the box, or for seamless 360° underwater stitching, try the Invisible Dive Case for shooting to 164ft.
  • Cold-Weather Resistant – Handles temperatures as low as -4ºF (-20ºC) with ease.

Creativity made easy.

No matter what you’re into, X4 makes it simpler than ever to capture incredible footage!

Got the camera mounted out of reach? No problem! Use hand gestures to start/stop shooting or take a photo (known as Gesture Control), or use voice commands courtesy of Voice Control 2.0.

Timed Capture lets you schedule X4 to power on, record, and shut itself off automatically. Perfect for capturing a sunrise without having to wake up!

X4’s creative shooting modes have also had some major upgrades:

  • Bullet Time – our signature Matrix-like slow-mo shot, now up to 5.7K120fps or 3K240fps.
  • 8K TimeShift – a mind-bending hyperlapse in sensational 8K resolution.
  • 11K Timelapse – watch time fly and capture the magic in between moments.

Other fun tools to try with X4 include the Motion ND effect, for adding cinematic motion blur without an ND filter. For runners and riders, try overlaying data like GPS, speed, and power from your Garmin device or Apple Watch in your video, with a choice of interactive stats dashboards (applied in the Insta360 app).

A couple in different locations filming with the Bullet Time effect on Insta360 X4

Smart, AI-powered editing.

The Insta360 editing suite has options for creators of all levels, from one-tap, zero-effort AI edits, to fully customized manual editing.

Reframing in the Insta360 app has two upgraded options. With Quick Edit (formerly known as Snap Wizard), simply move your phone or use the virtual joystick to point the camera. Editing your 360° video is now easier than playing a video game and just as fun! The reframed clips are immediately saved and ready to share!

For a fully hands-off approach, try AI Edit. Insta360’s algorithm handles the entire reframing process, now faster with improved subject detection. The Insta360 app also has Shot Lab, where creators can find 30+ viral-worthy effects that can be edited in just a few taps.

For creators who prefer a desktop workflow, the recently updated Insta360 Studio is a highly flexible editing tool for seriously clean, ready-to-share edits at maximized resolution, compatible with both 360° footage and regular flat images.

Both the mobile app and desktop software are also free to use, no subscription required!

Besides this, Insta360 has just launched Insta360 Reframe, their own plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro! Creators can reframe 360° files shot on X4 directly in Premiere Pro for a smoother workflow with minimal exporting and maximum image quality.


Insta360 X4 is available to purchase worldwide from 16th April 2024, priced at US$499.99. For more information and to order, check out the Insta360 Official Store.

RØDE Unveils Three New Products at NAB 2024

RØDE has announced three brand-new products today at the 2024 edition of NAB in Las Vegas. Introducing the Interview PRO, a broadcast-quality wireless handheld microphone for use with RØDE wireless systems, and two premium smartphone filmmaking accessories, the Phone Cage and Magnetic Mount, which join RØDE’s industry-leading range of solutions for today’s generation of mobile content creators.

“We are extremely excited to reveal these three new products at NAB today,” says RØDE CEO Damien Wilson. “RØDE has been helping creators capture incredible content with their phones since the early days of smartphone technology. We pioneered the plug-and-play smartphone mic category with innovations like the VideoMic Me and iXY, and more recently, with the VideoMic NTG and VideoMic GO II. Last year we released RØDE Capture, the first video app designed specifically for today’s creators. And we invented the world’s first wireless microphone that was universally compatible with mobile devices, the Wireless GO II, which kickstarted a revolution in smartphone content creation.”

He continues: “Today, we offer a wide range of audio solutions for mobile creators, and we are thrilled to introduce two new offerings to this ecosystem with the Phone Cage and Magnetic Mount. When combined with one of our microphones, these accessories give creators all the tools they need to capture incredible content on their phone. We are also thrilled to introduce the Interview PRO to our wireless range. Not only is this the ultimate solution for street interviews and run-and-gun presentations, but its compatibility with all of our Series IV wireless products makes it ideal for many different content creation applications, from professional broadcast to podcasting.”


The Interview PRO is a broadcast-quality handheld condenser microphone for use with any RØDE Series IV wireless system. This includes the Wireless PRO, Wireless ME and Wireless GO II compact wireless systems for recording pristine audio into a camera, smartphone, or even a computer. It can also be paired directly to the RØDECaster Pro II, RØDECaster Duo and Streamer X just like an XLR microphone, making it ideal for podcasting, small presentations, or streaming applications where creators need the freedom of a wireless microphone. Utilising RØDE’s state-of-the-art Series IV 2.4GHz digital transmission with 128-bit encryption, it delivers incredibly stable wireless audio with a range of up to 200m (line of sight) and is optimised for close range operation.

Featuring a professional-grade condenser capsule, the Interview PRO delivers rich, detailed voice reproduction, and its omnidirectional polar pattern makes it very forgiving when it comes to mic placement, making it perfect for interviews, presentations and other voice applications. RØDE’s GainAssist technology – which utilises intelligent algorithms to automatically control the mic’s audio levels on the fly – ensures that the signal being sent to the receiver is perfectly balanced and minimises the risk of clipping. It also features 32-bit float on-board recording, allowing users to record directly on-board with no chance of the audio clipping. 32GB of internal memory offers over 40 hours of record time, with a dedicated button for stopping and starting recording. Not only does this mean users will always have a clean backup of their audio, but it also allows the Interview PRO to be used as a standalone field recorder, with no need to connect to a receiver, making it incredibly versatile.

Essentially, the Interview PRO combines all of the features of the game-changing Wireless PRO with the pristine audio quality of a professional handheld microphone. Internal shock mounting of the capsule ensures minimal handling noise, with an internal pop filter for reducing plosives, plus it includes a high-quality windshield for recording outdoors. It is the ultimate microphone for conducting street interviews, presenting in the field, hosting a casual podcast or creating content on the move.

The Interview PRO will be available in early May. Find out more here.


The Phone Cage is a premium magnetic smartphone mounting system for creators looking to elevate their mobile content with professional audio, lighting and mounting solutions. Offering 33 mounting threads and five cold shoe slots, the Phone Cage is incredibly versatile and allows creators to build their ultimate mobile videography rig, tailored to their exact needs.

At the heart of the Phone Cage is a powerful magnetic mounting disc for attaching any MagSafe® iPhone® or MagSafe-compatible smartphone case or accessory. This is incredibly secure and allows users to instantly transform their smartphone into a professional filmmaking rig, with the option to add microphones and other accessories effortlessly. Integrated cable management slots make it easy to stay neat and tidy, with a slot in each corner for use in any configuration.

By itself, the Phone Cage can be used as an ergonomic grip for handheld filming, but its wide array of attachment points also make it easy to attach additional handles or grips, or mount onto tripods or desk mounts, taking stability to the next level either on the move or in the studio. With its innovative design allowing for both portrait and landscape orientations, the Phone Cage is perfectly suited to capturing cinematic footage in traditional horizontal aspect ratios as well as vertical content for TikTok, YouTube Shorts, Instagram Reels and other social media platforms.

Constructed from high-grade aluminium, the Phone Cage is both rugged and lightweight, making it easy to carry around and durable enough to withstand the rigors of run-and-gun filmmaking.

The Phone Cage will be available in late April. Find out more here.


The Magnetic Mount is another versatile magnetic mounting system for attaching microphones, lights and other accessories to any MagSafe iPhone or MagSafe-compatible smartphone case or accessory. It features the same ultra-strong magnet as the Phone Cage for attaching to a phone with complete security, even with vigorous use, and instead of the cage, it comes with three removable arms: short and long cold shoe arms for shooting in landscape or portrait mode, plus a long arm with ¼-inch thread for mounting onto a tripod, handle or desktop arm for use in a wide range of video or content creation applications. The Magnetic Mount’s portable, modular design makes it a breeze to transport and set up on the fly, and it is super lightweight and compact, making it the perfect addition to any creator’s everyday carry.

Now offering a complete ecosystem of microphones and mounting solutions for smartphones, these two new products solidify RØDE as the go-to brand for mobile content creators. With the Phone Cage and Magnetic Mount, plus any of RØDE’s best-selling wireless or shotgun microphones, it has never been easier for creators to produce exceptional looking and sounding video content with their phone.

The Magnetic Mount will be available in late April. Find out more here.