Author - Jerry Paxton

Shred the Love for Breast Cancer at Mountain High Tomorrow

Mountain High is set to host Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC), the fourth stop of the Shred the Love winter fundraising series presented by Suja Organic. Activities include: a progression session, park jam and tribute ride in addition to giving away raffle prizes, a silent auction and live music from Soul Fuzz. All proceeds benefit B4BC’s outreach, education programs and young survivor retreats. To register, click here.

WHEN: Saturday, February 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Mountain High – West Resort
24510 State Highway 2, Wrightwood, CA 92397

I Like Scary Movies Horror Movie Experience Announced

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 15, 2019) – This Spring, a one-of-a-kind experience will creep into the city of Los Angeles for a limited engagement. Beginning on April 4th, the multi-sensory installation inspired by some of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and New Line Cinema’s most iconic scary movies will lure fans into artistic reinterpretations of the worlds of the first chapter in the IT sagaThe ShiningBeetlejuiceThe Lost Boysand A Nightmare on Elm Street.

I Like Scary Movies is the experience that all scary movie fans have been dreaming of – a groundbreaking immersive art installation that is a true celebration of some of the most beloved horror films. This is a unique opportunity for fans to interact and enjoy the films that they love in a completely new way with amazing photo opportunities to share with their friends. Come play with us as we take you back to The Shining, where you can “sink” into the infamous carpet from the Overlook hotel, before wandering through Beetlejuice’s graveyard on your way to the Netherworld Waiting Room. Feel the fear as you enter Freddy’s boiler room from A Nightmare on Elm St. and then revisit The Lost Boys on your way to Pennywise’s lair. After all, we all float down here. When you visit I Like Scary Movies, you enter a multi-sensory experience where you can see, hear, feel and smell the environment. Don’t miss out on the first stop of our tour, opening April 2019 in Los Angeles.

The I Like Scary Movies experience is brought to life by Maximillian, the experiential artist behind many Hollywood studio activations over the years. “Our goal was to create an experience where fans could take their time to engage with the fantastical worlds of scary movies that have shaped their fandom,” says Maximillian. “We want them to be able to take a deep creative dive into some of their favorite movies in a way that is fun, engaging, artistic, and memorable, allowing them to really explore and enjoy the thrill of it all. The Warner Bros. Consumer Products team has been incredibly supportive of our vision and we can’t wait for fans to experience it.”

Beyond his 20 years of Comic-Con installations – from the Snakes on a Plane fuselage to the Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl shipwreck – Maximillian has recently orchestrated a wide range of national activations on behalf of his clientele, including theLa La Land Aerial Dancers at City Hall, the drone lightshow at Dodger Stadium for Wonder Woman, and the Hollywood Bowl’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Live-To-Film performance.

Tickets to the I Like Scary Movies experience are only $39, so why wait and risk missing out?

For ticketing information, please visit the official website and be sure to sign up for the newsletter for details on exclusive collectibles, private bookings and VIP access, special events and more!

http://www.ilikescarymoviesexperience.com/

 

COME PLAY WITH US!

The Desmond – 5514 Wilshire Blvd, Second Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Stranger Things D&D Starter Set Announced for May 1

February 15, 2019 – The STRANGER THINGS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Starter Set game contains everything players need to embark on a STRANGER THINGS adventure including the essential rules of the roleplaying game. It’s a great way for new as well as seasoned DUNGEONS & DRAGONS players to experience the D&D adventure STRANGER THINGS character Mike Wheeler has created for his friends.

Pick your character — will you be Will the Wise or Dustin the Dwarf? Get your fireballs ready as you investigate the mysterious castle and battle the ferocious Demogorgon. Prepare for just about anything, because the game just got stranger.

Game includes STRANGER THINGS Adventure book, Rulebook, 5 STRANGER THINGS character sheets, 6 dice, DEMOGORGON Figure, and paintable DEMOGORGON figure. Available at most major retailers nationwide.

HASBRO/ Ages 14 & up / Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 / Available: 5/1/2019

Jump Force Launch Trailer Remix

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (February 15, 2019) – Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. has released JUMP FORCE, a crossover extravaganza featuring characters starring in the most popular manga franchises from the influential world of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, published by Shueisha. Take control of mighty heroes and evil villains from DRAGON BALL Z, ONE PIECE®, NARUTO® and more to battle each other for Earth’s survival. JUMP FORCE is available for purchase now, in the Americas, on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PCs via STEAM®.

The Jump world and the real world are merging, causing havoc, as villains from popular manga race to take over humanity. Enter the Jump Force, an elite group of manga heroes spearheaded by Goku, Luffy and Naruto. Player will take on missions with the Jump Force to eradicate evil forces menacing Earth and restore balance to both worlds. Players will be able to create unique avatars to use in both Story and Versus modes. For the first time ever, players can select from numerous clothing options, hair styles and special attacks from different manga franchises and combine them to create their ultimate warrior.

JUMP FORCE enables players to engage in battles with friends or foes in both offline and online versus modes. Players can also create a team of three fighters from a roster of 40 characters and fight in stages based on familiar locations on Earth as well as popular manga settings. The controls in JUMP FORCE give players of all skill levels the opportunity to perform signature moves as seen in the pages of their favorite Jump series, while advance techniques keep the competition fierce.

“Playground bets of who would win in a fight between Goku and Naruto can finally be settled,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “JUMP FORCE sets the stage for the ultimate collection of popular manga characters to come together for explosive battles to prove, once and for all, who is the most powerful character in the Jump universe.”

Rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, JUMP FORCE is available now in the Americas for PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One and PCs via STEAM. For more information about JUMP FORCE and other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., please visit; https://www.bandainamcoent.com, follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation on Twitter at: https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

Metro Exodus Launch Trailer

Moscow – Feb. 15, 2019 – Deep Silver and 4A Games are proud to announce the worldwide release of  Metro Exodus for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, and PC.

To celebrate the release of Metro Exodus, watch the launch trailer here:

Five years in the making, Metro Exodus sees Artyom and a band of Spartan Rangers flee the Moscow Metro and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia.

Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus weaves a powerful narrative through its huge single-player campaign that blends ferocious combat, exploration, survival and stealth in one of the most atmospheric and immersive gaming worlds.

Metro Exodus has been met with widespread critical acclaim from specialist and mainstream media alike, and will thrill gamers looking for a rich, story driven experience:

  • “One of the best shooters in years” | 9 / 10 | Games Radar
  • “A real game of the year contender” | 9 / 10 | The Sixth Axis
  • “The best Metro game yet” | 8.5 / 10  | IGN
  • “Quite simply astounding”  | 5 Stars | The Daily Star
  • “A terrifyingly beautiful post-apocalyptic world” | 9 / 10 | Screen Rant
  • “4A’s latest game is its greatest” | Recommended | Eurogamer
  • “The best post-apocalyptic adventure this generation” | 9 / 10 | Metro

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Dungeons 3 An Unexpected DLC Launch Trailer

Ridgewood, NJ – (February 15, 2019) – ‘An Unexpected DLC’, the latest DLC for Kalypso Media’s tongue-in-cheek strategy hit Dungeons 3, is available today on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One priced at $4.99.

The new DLC continues the story of Dungeons 3, and according to developer Realmforge Studios, takes the dungeon-building sim on a challenging, fully-voiced new campaign set across three new maps, providing players with a new creep type and a new boss to face in the form of the Queen of the Forest. A new gameplay trailer for the DLC is available now.

Dungeons 3 is the biggest, best and evil-est game in the series yet, bringing all the humour and strategic depth of classic dungeon management sims to a whole new modern audience with an extensive singleplayer campaign, two player co-op mode, and a fully re-worked overworld RTS mode. Previous DLCs include Clash of Gods, Lord of the Kings, Evil of the Caribbean and Once Upon a Time.

Car Mechanic Simulator Out Now on Nintendo Switch

February 15, 2019Car Mechanic Simulator, a series of games that has attracted more than 12 million players on PC and mobile devices, makes its way to the console market! The game is now available for Nintendo Switch owners. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. The cars that stay in line to the workshop will not get repaired all by themselves!

Simulation for everyone

Car Mechanic Simulator is a production closely connected to the reality and belongs to simulators’ genre. However, the gameplay is so accessible that even people who do not know the automotive industry can play thanks to the intuitive controls of the Nintendo Switch. Now, players will not only easily replace broken parts or paint some bodywork, but they will also easily navigate around the photo-realistic car workshop.

In different parts of the Car Mechanic Simulator series, players have been repairing various vehicles. This time, 20 different types of cars are waiting for them. During the game you will have to deal with the defects of modern and classic cars, muscle cars and off-road vehicles. The repair requires checking the condition of the vehicle and then replacing a whole range of its parts. Everything to gain a reputation, new customers and money.

Find, repair and earn money!

Cars that require our attention are found in neglected barns. Before we start any repairs, the vehicles need to be carefully examined. The problem may be detected in the engine, body, exhaust, brake or suspension system. Each car has more than 100 parts that can be replaced. After having detected the failure, you should buy and replace broken elements using tools that may require you to beforehand get a promotion to a higher experience level. After making the mechanical repair, you must clean the car’s body from rust and then paint the vehicle using one of the large plethora of available colours. You will sell such a refurbished car with a profit and then you can take on the next job.

The game is produced by ECC GAMES – the development studio gathers motorization enthusiasts who are currently also working on  DRIFT19, a drift driver simulator. Previously, they developed Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 mobile, a mobile version of the simulator for iOS and Android platforms, which turned out to be the most popular mobile game in the PlayWay publisher portfolio with more than 12 million downloads in 2018.

Car Mechanic Simulator is available for purchase starting February 15, 2019 in Nintendo eShop for 14,99 EUR/14,99 USD.

Useful links:

The official ECC GAMES website – https://www.eccgames.pl/

Disney Unveils Triple Force Friday and Frozen Fan Fest

Glendale, Calif. (February 15, 2019) – Fans of two of the most anticipated films of 2019 – Star Wars: Episode IX and Disney’s Frozen 2 – can begin counting down to October 4 when new products inspired by these two major entertainment events will begin hitting shelves around the world. Marking Disney’s first-ever, global simultaneous rollout for two entertainment juggernauts, retailers around the world will create unique celebrations for each of the franchises to honor their individual legacies.

“This is truly an epic moment for fans, families and retailers as products for two of the biggest-ever entertainment franchises hit shelves simultaneously,” says Ken Potrock, President, Consumer Products Commercialization. “We’ll be working with our partners to create suitably spectacular celebrations for each, in line with the excitement and anticipation of the legions of Star Wars and Frozen fans around the globe.”

TRIPLE FORCE FRIDAY
Triple Force Friday will celebrate the launch of a whole range of brand-new products from a trio of original Star Wars entertainment events, including products inspired by:

• The highly anticipated, final installment of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: Episode IX

• The first-ever Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian, set to debut exclusively on the upcoming streaming service, Disney+.

• The latest title from EA and Respawn – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – a brand-new action adventure game releasing Holiday 2019

As Star Wars fans have come to anticipate, products spanning categories from toys to collectibles, housewares, books, apparel and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on October 4, 2019. Stores around the world will join the festivities with in-store events and midnight openings.

Commemorating merchandise introduced in advance of the episodic films, Triple Force Friday is an anticipated event for Star Wars fans around the world. Past iterations, including a live unboxing event that rolled through 15 cities worldwide in 2015 and a global in-store digital scavenger hunt using augmented reality technology in 2017, brought out millions of people who shared their experiences.

“With Disney’s Frozen 2 and Star Wars: Episode IX both launching in the same year, it will be a notable time for the toy industry,” says Juli Lennett, Vice President, Industry Advisor for The NPD Group’s U.S. toys division. “If history is any indication of future success, both Frozen and Star Wars will be among the top-selling properties of 2019, just as they were in 2014 and 2015/2016, respectively.”

Details of how Triple Force Friday will unfold will be revealed closer to the event, but fans can expect its legacy of unique experiences to continue, and for the new products to be kept under wraps until October 4, with additional new products continuing to rollout leading up to the theatrical release and beyond.

For more details on Triple Force Friday, those interested can visit StarWars.com and follow the conversation on social using #ForceFriday.

Frozen Fan Fest
Disney’s Frozen 2, the highly anticipated animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios, will make its big screen debut on November 22, 2019. In celebration of the new film and fan’s excitement for the sequel, Disney and retailers around the world will kick off Frozen Fan Fest on October 4, 2019, when new product rolls out worldwide. Frozen Fan Fest will include product reveals, musical moments, in-store events and much more, introducing an unprecedented assortment of Frozen 2 product and offering fans the opportunity to join the Frozen characters as they set out on a new and epic journey beyond Arendelle. These special fan experiences will continue until the premiere date, with product

continuing to rollout after the film’s release. The Frozen 2 product assortment spans categories including toys, apparel, fashion accessories, housewares, books and much, much more!

In November 2013, Walt Disney Animation Studios released Frozen, which quickly ascended to unparalleled success, delivering over $1.25 billion in global box office sales and becoming the number one global animated release of all time. With its fresh take on the classic fairytale, featuring strong, empowered heroines, powerful songs, and a loveable ensemble of characters that captured the hearts of fans of all ages, the Academy Award®-winning animated feature created a cultural phenomenon.

The frenzy for all things Frozen continued to grow in 2014 and beyond, solidifying its place in the zeitgeist and translating into massive sales at retail. Frozen products flurried across toy industry and holiday wish lists with the National Retail Federation naming toys from the franchise property as some of the top toys for 2014. Anna and Elsa costumes sold over three million units that year and became the top costumes at Disney Stores around the world.

Frozen has since been propelled by new content including animated shorts and specials, a Broadway show that will begin touring this year, Parks attractions, character appearances, and retail category expansion across home goods, food, health and fashion.

Additional details on Frozen Fan Fest will be revealed later this year…stay tuned on social using

#FrozenFanFest.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Out Now

New York, NY – February 14, 2019 – 2K and Firaxis Games today announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Gathering Storm, the second expansion pack for the critically acclaimed and award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI, is now available for Windows PC.

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm presents players with an active planet that generates new and dynamic challenges for the Civilization series, with new features and systems including Environmental Effects, new Engineering Projects and Consumable Resources for players to experience a living world full of danger and opportunity. The expansion, the largest ever created for the beloved strategy series, introduces the Diplomatic Victory and the World Congress – a new way to win the game in a forum where leaders vote on global policies. Technologies and Civics now extend into the near future, opening possibilities not yet seen by the existing world. In addition, there are eight new civilizations and nine new leaders, as well as many new units, buildings, improvements, wonders and more.

“Firaxis continues raising the bar with Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm in developing the largest and most feature-rich expansion to date for the franchise,” said Melissa Bell, SVP and Head of Global Marketing at 2K. “The development team exceeded our expectations by delivering a unique expansion with a living world of climate challenges for players to experience Civilization in ways never before possible.”

“In Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, the world around the player is more alive than ever before,” said Ed Beach, Franchise Lead Designer at Firaxis Games. “We’re excited to offer new ways for fans to discover fresh experiences playing Civ, and this expansion epitomizes that sense of exploration. The choices players make will influence the world ecosystem and could impact the future of every civilization on the map.”

Key features for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm include:

  • ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Volcanoes, storms (blizzards, sand storms, tornadoes and hurricanes), climate change, floods, droughts and geothermal fissures bring the world to life in a brand-new way;
  • POWER AND CONSUMABLE RESOURCES: Strategic resources like coal and oil, as well as renewable energy sources like wind and geothermal energy, play an additional role and are now consumed in power plants to generate electricity for cities;
  • ENGINEERING PROJECTS: Players can now shape the worlds around their empires to overcome unfavorable land conditions by adding improvements like canals, dams, tunnels and railroads;
  • WORLD CONGRESS: For the first time in Civilization VI, players can make their voices heard among the other leaders of the world in their quests to achieve the new Diplomatic Victory;
  • 21st CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES AND CIVICS: A New 9th Era is added to the Technology and Civics trees, introducing a new age of technology;
  • NEW LEADERS AND CIVS: Nine new leaders from eight new civilizations bring unique bonuses and gameplay, as well as a total of nine unique units, four unique buildings, three unique improvements, two unique districts and one unique governor;
  • NEW SCENARIOS: Two new scenarios are included in the Gathering Storm expansion. The Black Death provides players with the challenge of leading their civs through The Great Plague that devastated Europe, while War Machine is a multiplayer experience pitting one player as Germany to execute a bold plan of invading France, while the French defender strives to repel the invasion;
  • MORE NEW CONTENT: Gathering Storm includes seven new world wonders, seven natural wonders, 15 new improvements, nine new buildings, five new districts, two new city sets, nine new techs and 10 new civics;
  • NEW UNITS: Gathering Storm introduces 18 new units, including the return of the near-unstoppable Giant Death Robot, as well as The Rock Band, a special kind of Atomic Era unit that generates huge boosts of Tourism;
  • IMPROVED GAMEPLAY SYSTEMS: The Espionage system is enhanced with new options, while the Culture and Science Victories are updated, new Historic Moments are added and additional improvements were made to other existing systems.

Developed by Firaxis Games, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm is available for Windows PC and coming shortly thereafter for Mac and Linux from Aspyr Media. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up by the ESRB and is available now for Windows PC and Nintendo Switch™. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is also available for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Linux from Aspyr Media.

For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, visit www.civilization.com, become a fan on Facebook, subscribe on YouTube, follow Civilization on Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using the hashtag #OneMoreTurn.

Oninaki Announcement Trailer

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 13, 2019) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced that an all-new action-RPG developed by the talented Tokyo RPG Factory™ team, titled ONINAKI ™, will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and STEAM® this summer.

Tokyo RPG Factory’s third title, ONINAKI, continues the studio’s mission to take inspiration from classic Japanese role-playing games to create a brand-new experience on modern platforms following the releases of the critically acclaimed I Am Setsuna ™ and LOST SPHEAR ™.

With exciting new action-RPG gameplay, players will explore the world as a mysterious Watcher named Kagachi who is bound by duty to sever the bonds that tie the Lost to this world. With Kagachi’s guidance, these wandering souls in the world of the Beyond can continue the cyclical process of reincarnation over again.

ONINAKI is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

For more information, visit http://www.oninaki.com.