Author - Jerry Paxton

GamingShogun 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Every year during the holiday season, we like to acknowledge some of the best products and gift ideas we have seen throughout the year. Hopefully, this guide will help you if you are stuck thinking about what to get that special geek in your life!

The Products:

Razer Huntsman Elite Gaming Keyboard – $199

The Razer Huntsman Elite gaming keyboard brings forth a new key switch technology that allows for ultra fast key response as well as crisp key actuation sure to please.

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Razer Sila Gaming Router – $249

The Razer Sila gaming router optimizes your wireless network by giving priority to whatever application type you desire – especially games. To make things even better, the Sila is easy to use and very effective.

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AOC AG332QC4 Curved Display – $545.99

AOC’s new AG332QC4 curved display features 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync, 2560×1440 resolution, and HDR certification – all of which add up to one great gaming monitor.

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Audeze Mobius 3D Headphones – $399

The Audeze Mobius 3D headphones are a marvel of modern audio technology. Sure, they come with a hefty price point but, if you can afford it, you will be treating yourself to some of the most crisp, clear, and believable positional 3D audio I have ever had the privilege to hear.

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Apple iPad Pro – $799 up

While the new iPhone XS and XS Max are incredible smartphones, the new iPad Pro proved to be the most amazing update Apple unleashed this year. Coming in both 11 and 12.9 inch flavors, the iPad Pro features lightning fast performance.

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Wheel Stand Pro for Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog – $304

I am constantly on the lookout for compact, mobile flight sim setups and the Wheel Stand Pro allows me to put together a great virtual cockpit for my favorite sims. Then, it folds up easily for storage!

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Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4) – $59.99

Red Dead Redemption 2 is easily my favorite game of 2018. It is a gripping action drama set amongst the sunset of the rough and tumble world of the Old West.

Spider-Man (PlayStation 4) – $59.99

Spider-Man is the best video game adaptation of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man ever seen. It is a fun action romp through the streets and skylines of New York City.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Windows PC) – $49.99

If you are a fan of turn based isometric RPGs, you owe it to yourself to checkout Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. It manages to capture that old school tactical gameplay while also modernizing it for today’s gaming crowd.

Universal Studios Grinchmas 2018 Review

Universal Studios has brought both Grinchmas and Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to the fore for this holiday season, both with unique offerings sure to please young and old alike. We started our long day at the park in the morning, with a stop at the Will Call desk to pick up our media tickets. Immediately while approaching the main gate, it was clear that Universal Studios has brought their full decorating and design prowess to bear. Christmas lights, trees, and more adorn every nook and cranny of the park.

One of the areas of the park I always enjoy is the New York area next to the new Kung Fu Panda Adventure attraction. This time of year, the New York area is covered in snow and beautiful lighting which is truly a sight to behold in the evening. The Kung Fu Panda Adventure attraction is also a lot of fun and not to be missed, but I wanted to focus more on the holiday portions of the event for this article. Going to the lower lot, the Jurassic Park ride is still being transformed into the Jurassic World attraction, but you can still enjoy the holiday lighting in that portion of the park as well. The fabled Universal Studios Tour is, as always, outstanding and it’s a pleasure to see the backlot in action – especially if you attend on a weekday. One never knows what movie or celebrity might be filming on the lot at any given time.

Grinchmas itself takes place in the Universal Plaza. There, you’ll find various food vendors, activities, and photo opportunities all arcing around the Grinchmas tree. This tree is enormous and never ceases to amaze – even in daylight. Once night falls, however, you’ll see it burst into a whole new life with amazing lighting effects. Also to be enjoyed throughout the day, there are multiple shows that take place at the base of the Grinchmas tree. For the little ones, be sure to get your photo taken with the Grinch himself! In the evening, you can enjoy the Grinchmas tree lighting ceremony, which is a brief retelling of the Dr. Seuss tale (as portrayed in the Universal Pictures’ film). You can even send a postcard to the Grinch, telling him you’ll do three good deads – whch is great for the kiddies. The Whoville citizens are all in movie quality makeup prosthetics and the makeup artists behind these applications should be very pleased with their edge-blending work.

Traveling farther into the park, we entered the Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter makeover of Hogsmeade. Again, Universal Studios park designers and decorators went above and beyond, managing to perfectly balance beautiful, seasonal decor with something that seems very in-character with the fictional village. At night, you and your group can experience faux snowfall! The Three Broomsticks restaurant has a holiday plate and you can now enjoy a hot version of the popular Butterbeer beverage. The holiday frog choir also has various shows throughout the day where they sing holiday tunes sure to please. The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle is a beautiful nighttime show where precision projector work and practical effects all come together into one eye popping spectacular. Overall, The Christmas in the Wizarding World makeover is outstanding – both in design and fun factor!

Overall, the Universal Studios Grinchmas and Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter events are not to be missed. Grinchmas runs from now until December 30th while the Christmas in the Wizard World makeover runs until January 6th, 2019. You can check out the full website for park hours, ticket information, and more!

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THQ Nordic Acquires Carmageddon IP

December 3, 2018: THQ Nordic today announced that the acquisition of the intellectual property “Carmageddon” has been finalized with Stainless Games, based in Newport, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom.

The acquisition itself is being handled by THQ Nordic AB, based in Karlstad, Sweden, and daily operations (sales and distribution, evaluation of sequels & new content etc.) will be done via THQ Nordic GmbH in Vienna, Austria and/or www.handy-games.com GmbH in Giebelstadt, Germany, respectively.

About Carmageddon
Carmageddon is a vehicular combat video game released for PC in 1997. It was later ported to other platforms, and spawned a series of follow-up titles.

Red Dead Online Beta Open to RDR 2 Gamers

November 30, 2018 – The Red Dead Online Beta is now officially open to everyone with a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2.  Choose to make your mark as either a gunslinger or an outlaw. Join or form posses, battle enemy gangs, hunt, fish and search for treasure, challenge other settlers and much more in this brand new multiplayer story.

Over the first few days of early access, we’ve already received a lot of great feedback from the community. Please make sure to keep it coming at reddeadonline.com/feedback – as we’re constantly working to improve and evolve the experience.

In response to some early feedback we’ve seen from players, here are a few quick tips to help you succeed and thrive on the frontier.

  • Character Creation: Use the character creator’s in-depth tools to detail your character’s appearance and facial features. To further adjust a number of facial features, tap X/A to enter the Customize section and use the sliders to fine-tune your character. You can also click R3/Right-Stick to quickly see your character’s face without facial hair, and tap L1/LB and R1/RB to quickly check your character’s profile. While you can always make changes to your character’s hair, facial hair, makeup and dentistry at the local Barber or clothing from your Wardrobe or shops, your permanent features like your nose, eyes, mouth and freckles will not change after you finish creating your character. If you’d like at any point to start anew with a different character, you can delete your current character and create a new one by going to the PLAYER section of the pause menu and holding down Square/X; please keep in mind that this will delete your existing character and progression.
  • Player Menu: Tap d-pad left to bring up the Player Menu. From here you can find many practical tools and features: see other players in the session and your friends, form or join a Posse, manage your Camp and horses, quickly join matches or series, adjust your voice chat options – select Everyone to chat with everyone in your proximity, or isolate your chat to your Posse, Friends or Crew only – and much more.
  • Fast Travel: Visit Fast Travel signposts to quickly travel to where your Posse or friends are located and various other locations around the map, or return to your camp for a flat fee.
  • A Land of Opportunities: Visit Horley in Blackwater to start A Land of Opportunities, a cooperative series of story-based missions that can push your honor high or low based on your decisions. You’ll get to know some new characters in Red Dead Online, fight alongside fellow outlaws and earn a pretty penny along the way. If you made all positive honor decisions throughout and want to see how the storyline changes and push your honor in the other direction, you can replay making all negative honor decisions (and vice versa), all while receiving further payout and experience.
  • Treasure Maps: When you hit Rank 10 you’ll receive a Treasure Map, uncover the treasure for Gold and Cash. You’ll receive Treasure Maps for every 5 ranks after that. There’s also a chance you’ll uncover a Treasure Map when looting enemy bodies after clearing a Hideout or surviving an Ambush.
  • Catalogue: Hold down left on the d-pad to bring up the Catalogue and pick up provisions, tonics, weapons, ammo and more while on the go. Alternatively, when not in-game, purchases can be made via the web Catalogue on Social Club. Once purchased, you can recover most of your goods from your Camp’s lockbox or the Post Office, new weapons can be found on your horse and clothing will be added to your Wardrobe. Any horses or saddles will go to the Stable.
  • Ability Cards: Utilize different Ability Card categories (combat, recovery and defense) to help you survive the frontier. You can upgrade Ability Cards through 3 tiers of benefits and you can adjust them at any time to suit any scenario: use combat cards for attacking missions where you’ll rely on your weapons, or switch to defensive cards when escorting a wagon.

Look for lots more updates to the Red Dead Online Beta in the coming weeks and months, along with some more tips here at the Newswire

Total War: Three Kingdoms Diplomacy System Update Trailer

November 30, 2018 – The second (and last) part of a new video series detailing the diplomacy system in Total War: THREE KINGDOMS is available to watch now here: https://youtu.be/LG_Xy960Lqo. If you’ve missed part one, you can catch up here: https://youtu.be/qa-Sp1fwHmA

The diplomacy system has been rewritten from the ground up for THREE KINGDOMS, introducing a range of diplomatic tools which enable players to engineer a host of new outcomes.

Players can now employ new tradeable assets as leverage in negotiations, including ancillary items and characters, food supplies, and even territory itself. Players can also haggle to find the best deal – or sabre-rattle other warlords into acceptance.

Diplomacy is now a more subtle and powerful tool of statecraft than ever before, enabling players to to build relations, manipulate opinion, form coalitions and mighty alliances, and broker power across the campaign map in their rise to the throne.

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS launches March 7th, 2019.

For further information on Diplomacy, please see the CA dev-blog.

For more THREE KINGDOMS gameplay, see the Total War YouTube Channel.

Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in 2019 with EVE

Universal City, California, November 29, 2018 – Universal Studios Hollywood rings in 2019 with EVE, Hollywood’s biggest and most exciting New Year’s celebration, including an all-new Ultimate EVE package, on Monday, December 31, with extended theme park hours to 2:00 a.m.

EVE is included in the price of theme park admission and invites guests to spend the day and night enjoying its many popular rides and attractions with a special park-wide party starting at 9:00 p.m., featuring multiple DJs and live music entertainment hubs, that will culminate simultaneously at midnight with a traditional New Year countdown and a spectacular fireworks display.

The all-new Ultimate EVE package is a featured addition to this year’s event, inviting guests to celebrate in style. Package highlights include theme park admission starting at 6:00 p.m., access to private lounges, buffet dining, private cash bars, reserved VIP viewing areas for the dazzling fireworks display, a complimentary, midnight champagne toast, commemorative 2019 party favors and unlimited Universal Express access to all rides and attractions.

Starting at 9:00 p.m., Universal Plaza, Simpsons Plaza located in Springfield™ and an area near “Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride” will transform into three uniquely-themed party hubs, featuring a variety of music, from rock ‘n’ roll to electronic dance music to Latin pop, and the celebration will continue with enhanced DJ shows and after-party entertainment until 2:00 a.m.

A selection of food and beverages, including specialty desserts, champagne, beer, wine and specialty cocktails, as well as 2019 memorabilia will be available for purchase.

To purchase tickets for EVE or the Ultimate EVE package, click here.

With its festive environment, guests can toast the New Year with the spirit of the holidays already resonating throughout Universal Studios Hollywood.

The highly-anticipated return of “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM brings glistening snowfall for the first time ever to Hogsmeade village along with “The Magic of Christmas at HogwartsTM Castle,” a breathtaking digital light projection experience, which continues through January 6, 2019.

More information, including special EVE Preferred Hotel Packages, is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Six Flags Great Adventure Holiday in the Park Review

From our dear friends and correspondents in New Jersey, here is one family’s thoughts on Six Flags Great Adventure’s Holiday in the Park event!

Dad: We had a blast at Six Flags Holiday in the Park at Great Adventure in New Jersey. This was the first year we were able to attend (and the first time going there for the kiddos), and I would highly recommend it as it’s the perfect time to visit provided you can handle the cold. They do a great job decorating the park with lights and holiday themed items, and because there is a little chill in the air, it isn’t nearly as crowded as the summer and fall.

We dressed in layers and it ended up being about 40 degrees the day we attended. We split our time on outdoor and indoor activities, stopping by some of the fire pits to warm up when needed. There were barely any lines for the rides and coasters, the longest we waited was about 10 minutes for the Ferris wheel. Everything else was just walk up and ride, including all the coasters – many allowing you to just stay on if you wanted to go again (yeah Joker!). It is worth noting that they do have the frontier section closed off, but the rest if all up and running with the exception of a few rides (listed on their site).

They have the holiday feast available to go along with the theme, and everything from the turkey to the mashed potatoes and stuffing and hot chocolate was a treat. The shows were okay, and a nice break if you wanted to get out of the cold. As a family, we loved it, and it is now our preferred time to visit the park since there aren’t major crowds to contend with, the rides are easily accessible with little to no wait and it’s decked out so nicely.

Son (8 years old): Here are some family friendly things to do in the park. Sit near a campfire, go to Wonder (show), do the mirror maze, go on the Ferris wheel, and go on Dark Knight. Some of the park is closed but there not long lines. Next to Poinsettia Peak is where they have all different foods. You get a main meal plus two sides. If you go on The Joker make sure your shoes are on tight. If you go on Justice League, it might have technical difficulties because when my family and I rode on it, it broke (for 5 minutes).

Daughter (11 years old): I absolutely love Six Flags Holiday In The Park. I loved all the decorations, they go all out. There is a huge Christmas Tree to greet you when you walk in. Also there are lights strung everywhere. There are huge ornaments and snowmen too!! From the Ferris wheel you could see all of the lights, it was so pretty especially at night. I loved the Cirque show because there were a variety of amazing acts like a juggler and trampoline artists. The food was so good and so was the hot chocolate. Finally, all the rides were super awesome especially the 4D Justice League ride. I hope you are going because it is so fun.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead Season Two Trailer

STOCKHOLM – Nov. 29, 2018 – Starbreeze, Skybound Entertainment and 505 Games have announced the start of season two of OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead on Windows PC via Steam. Included for all players who own the standard and deluxe editions of the co-op multiplayer action game, this first major content update introduces a new full-length story mission, improved tutorial support for newcomers and the highly requested addition of in-game voice chat.

Season two picks up with the main group of survivors facing new challenges in the aftermath of season one’s finale, including a powerful new enemy fortified on Washington, D.C.’s historic Capitol Hill. The first episode – “No Sanctuary” – sees players stage a daring raid on a Georgetown church to rescue a potentially life-saving informant. Season two will feature nine episodes from November 2018 to June 2019, containing new missions, playable characters, weapons, mods and other surprises along the way.

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead has also been updated with new features driven by player feedback since the game’s launch earlier this month. In-game voice chat is now supported within Steam, enabling players to better communicate and coordinate with each other. A new video tutorial available in game – “The Survival Guide” – offers first-time players a more robust introduction to the game’s core mechanics with helpful advice for staying alive. Finally, restructured files will help the development team continue updating the game with new content and improvements at a quick and reliable pace.

Inspired by Robert Kirkman’s original graphic novels and developed by OVERKILL – A Starbreeze Studio, OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a four-player co-op shooter where players must band together on a variety of missions to find survivors, secure supplies and survive. Use stealth to evade enemies tactically, or dismember walkers limb from limb with brute force and firepower. Each of the game’s playable characters has their own special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles and background stories.

Both OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead standard edition and OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead Deluxe Edition, containing the full game, its first and second seasons of content, the Night Raid Collection cosmetic DLC, a digital artbook, and the game’s digital soundtrack, are available now via Steam. The newly added OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead Starter Edition is available now for $29.99 and features the game’s full first season, with season two and onward content available for purchase via Steam. OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead will arrive on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One around the world in February 2019. Console pre-orders are available now digitally and at most major retailers.

OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB and PEGI 18. For more information, visit OVERKILL’S The Walking Dead on Steamhttps://www.overkillsthewalkingdead.com, and follow the game on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram with #OTWD.

DJI Unveils Osmo Pocket Stabilized Camera

November 28, 2018 – DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, today announced Osmo Pocket, a highly compact three-axis stabilized camera created for everyone. Designed to be incredibly easy to use, Osmo Pocket offers a host of intelligent features to help capture creative videos and photographs in a portable form factor.

“Innovation is at the heart of every product we create and DJI Osmo Pocket is here to change the way photos and videos are captured, not just by professionals but by parents, couples, adventurers, travelers, and everyone in between,” said Roger Luo, President at DJI. “Osmo Pocket is a portable personal camera crew and we can’t wait to see how people use it to capture their stories and share them with the world.”

Small yet powerful
At just over 4 inches tall, Osmo Pocket is DJI’s smallest three-axis stabilized camera. It redefines DJI’s family of handheld gimbals offering features never before seen in a product this compact. A 1/2.3-inch sensor records 12-megapixel photographs and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps in stunning detail. Osmo Pocket also uses built-in dual microphones and advanced noise-canceling algorithms to ensure you capture high quality audio to match your footage. Furthermore, a battery life of up to two hours shooting video in 4K, 30fps means you can always rely on Osmo Pocket to capture your story no matter where you are at the very best quality.

Smooth, stable video
Building on DJI’s experience creating gimbal technology, Osmo Pocket helps capture stable video for all of life’s moments. The state-of-the-art three-axis mechanical gimbal compensates for movements and smooths these motions so you can focus on composition and subject matter. Whether you are taking videos of your vacation or documenting special holiday moments, Osmo Pocket helps ensure your video comes out smooth.

Simple and smart
Designed with ease of use in mind, Osmo Pocket doesn’t just let anyone shoot cinematic footage; it empowers creativity.  The gimbal camera uses a 1-inch integrated touch screen that provides a high quality live view as well as the ability to toggle through the various shooting modes, adjust settings, review footage and gain access to a full suite of creative features including:

  • ActiveTrack-DJI’s image recognition algorithms allow Osmo Pocket to recognize and follow subjects of your choice, perfect for capturing family moments easily with the tap of your finger.
  • FaceTrack– FaceTrack takes ActiveTrack one step further. With enhanced ActiveTrack algorithms, FaceTrack automatically recognizes a human face and locks the subject in center of the frame at all times. It does not identify individual faces, but keeps the camera centered on one. To initiate FaceTrack, simply select selfie mode and the camera will detect your face.
  • Timelapse & Motionlapse– If you’re looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster around you, while Motionlapse adds the dynamic element of camera movement to your Timelapse.
  • FPV Mode– FPV Mode lets you capture your greatest adventures by recording video from your perspective. Instead of locking the gimbal to maintain the horizon, FPV tells the camera to follow your every tilt and lean, shooting dynamic footage exactly as you experienced it.
  • 3×3 & 180° Panorama– For capturing breathtaking wide-angle photos, Osmo Pocket offers two Panorama modes. 3X3 takes an expansive 9 images in total while 180°mode captures 4 images. Osmo Pocket software stitches them together automatically so you can focus on the framing of the scene.

Unlock the full power of Osmo Pocket
A universal port under the touchscreen allows users to connect their mobile devices that use iOS Lightning or USB-C. Upon connection, the new dedicated DJI Mimo app will automatically open and serves as a monitor, while in-app menu offers a variety of intelligent features and recording modes:

  • Story Mode – Bring creative editing to your video with a host of preset music, video transitions and coloring. Choose one of 10 fun templates and Mimo will handle the camera movement for you. After finishing, Mimo automatically generates your very own short story, ready to be shared.
  • Pro Mode –If you want even more control over your content, “Pro mode” gives you access to camera setting adjustments and exposure settings to let you create exactly how you want, from rich video in bright conditions to a perfect handheld long exposure photo at night. Whatever you want to shoot, Osmo Pocket and DJI Mimo let you explore and expand your creativity. Osmo Pocket automatically detects and illuminates low-lit scenes into bright photos. This helps eliminates the need for a tripod, and you can rely on the gimbal to keep the camera still for a shutter speed of up to three seconds. Illuminate the dark, or capture the movement of light in a “light painting.” You’re only limited by your imagination.

A versatile tool with a range of accessories
An ecosystem of accessories unlocks the potential of Osmo Pocket:

  • Accessory Mount-The accessory mount makes Osmo Pocket compatible with action camera accessories so you’re able to capture your adventure footage, such as when mounted on a helmet, backpack or your wrist.
  • Wireless Module-The wireless module supports Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth transmission between Osmo Pocket and your smartphone, providing remote access to the camera feed and control of Osmo Pocket; perfect for setting up a Timelapse or Motionlapse on a busy city street.
  • Controller Wheel-The wheel allows you to precisely control gimbal movement (left-right or up-down) enabling you to easily adjust the composition of your shot. Re-center the gimbal or switch to selfie mode easily with dedicated buttons on the handle.
  • Expansion Kit- The expansion kit includes the Accessory Mount, Wireless Module and Controller Wheel.
  • ND Filters Set**-Specifically designed for Osmo Pocket, ND filters attach to the front of the camera to reduce the amount of light entering the sensor. The ND Filter Set offers several levels of filter darkness and allows for more control over the camera’s aperture, exposure time, and sensor sensitivity settings.
  • Waterproof Case**-Bring a unique underwater perspective to your footage using the Waterproof Case which can be placed at a depth of 60 meters.
  • Extension Rod**-The Extension Rod attaches to the Lightning or USB-C port and provides 31 inches of reach to Osmo Pocket, opening a world of new creative angles that are normally difficult or impossible to get. A gimbal control joystick and camera button on the handle were designed for remote control when using the Extension Rod and a tripod was added to the bottom for expanded use cases
  • Charging Case**-This dual-purpose case not only protects Osmo Pocket while in transit but charges it as well. Dedicated sections were added into the case for your MicroSD card and ND filters so you can quickly grab your Osmo Pocket and know you’re ready to capture those moments and adventures.
  • 3.5mm Adapter**-The 3.5mm Adapter allows you to connect an external microphone if you prefer to capture audio using a separate device.

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Price and Availability
Osmo Pocket retails for $349 USD and will be available for pre-order at store.dji.com, DJI Flagship Stores, DJI Authorized Retailers and additional retailers beginning today. Pre-orders will start shipping December 15th. For more information on all the new features and capabilities of Osmo Pocket, please visit www.dji.com/osmo-pocket.

Jam City Acquires Bingo Pop Team

LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 28, 2018 – Jam City, a leader in mobile entertainment, today announced that it has acquired Bingo Pop, one of the top bingo mobile games worldwide, from Uken Games. The veteran Bingo Pop team has joined Jam City and will continue to manage game operations from Jam City’s new Toronto studio. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“We are so proud to be continuing Jam City’s rapid global expansion with the acquisition of one of the most popular bingo titles, and its highly talented team,” said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City. “This acquisition provides Jam City with access to leading creative talent in one of the fastest growing and most exciting tech markets in the world. We look forward to working with the talented Jam City team in Toronto as we supercharge the live operations of Bingo Pop and develop innovative new titles and mobile entertainment experiences.”

Canada is quickly becoming a haven for top game developers, engineers, designers, and artists from around the world given its prestigious universities, universal healthcare, affordable housing and diverse communities. In addition, more than 35,000 students are enrolled in digital gaming related programs across the Toronto and Ontario regions. “Jam City is looking forward to tapping into the large pool of talent across the region and expanding our operations in such a vibrant and trend-setting city,” said DeWolfe.

“We are incredibly proud of what the Bingo Pop team has accomplished in creating a leader in the mobile bingo game category. We’re confident that Jam City will be a great home for Bingo Pop and the talented team behind the game in its next phase of growth,” said Chris Ye, co-founder and CEO of Uken Games. “Following this deal, we are excited to focus on the continued success of our iconic trivia titles and introduce brand new game franchises to players around the world. We are fully committed to continue hiring and investing in Toronto as a global hub for gaming.”

Jam City’s acquisition of Bingo Pop follows the company’s recent announcement of a multi-year partnership with Disney.