Author - Jerry Paxton

House Flipper 2 Gameplay Trailer

Today Frozen District revealed the official gameplay trailer for House Flipper 2, the renovated sequel to their cozy indie design simulator House Flipper. The trailer showcases core mechanics of demolitions, repairs, and remodels with satisfying before-and-after shots in a crisp, new visual style. The freshly published Steam page shares concrete details on the upgrades and features fans can expect to see in the sequel, including new story elements and a Sandbox Mode where players can build homes from scratch.

Lead Producer, Jakub Bujas says House Flipper 2 is much more than a simulation game:

“It’s an inspiring journey of transformation that speaks to our roots, and the places that made us who we are. We’ve put a lot of heart and story into House Flipper 2, polishing our trusty tools, focusing on player creativity, and adding mysteries to uncover. We think returning fans and brand new players alike will enjoy relaxing, creating, and exploring the community of Pinnacove in House Flipper 2.”

House Flipper 2 moves beyond simple renovation tasks. Although the core repair and refurbishment elements of the original game remain, players can now choose to design homes from scratch, building brand new houses in Sandbox Mode. A new Story Mode offers players a chance to delve into engaging renovation challenges with narratives that uncover more about Pinnacove and its residents.

For aspiring flippers eager to roll up their sleeves and start renovating, The Frozen District team will be showcasing a demo of House Flippers 2 at EGX in London from Thursday, September 22nd to Sunday, September 25th, 2022. Stay tuned for more details on platforms and release dates by following House Flippers 2 on Twitter, Facebook, and wishlisting the game on Steam.

Hulu’s Solar Opposites Halloween Special Official Trailer

Check out the all-new trailer and key art for Hulu’s upcoming “Solar Opposites” Halloween special. The episode will premiere on October 3, 2022. Co-created by Justin Roiland (“Rick & Morty”) and Mike McMahan (“Rick & Morty”, “Star Trek: Lower Decks”), “Solar Opposites” centers around a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food and fun stuff. In season three, this alien team strives to be less of a team and more of a family team.

And the Solar Opposites Halloween special poster art!

DJI Sky City Opens

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, has opened its new company headquarters, DJI Sky City, a cutting-edge innovation hub, matching the company’s philosophy of being a creative community for the skies with groundbreaking architectural structures never before seen in high-rise buildings of this scale. Designed by the world-renowned and award-winning architectural team of Foster + Partners, the two towers – 44 and 40 stories respectively – are set to become a prominent, sustainable new landmark in Shenzhen, China, one of the top ten UNESCO Cities of Design.

“Drone technology has changed the way we experience the world around us, while pushing the boundaries of aerial possibilities,” said Lord Foster, Founder and Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners. “I have enjoyed using DJI products for more than a decade. We are delighted to have partnered with DJI in creating their new headquarters in Shenzhen, which will be the company’s premier center of research and innovation.”

The towers unite DJI employees who have been scattered among several Shenzhen buildings during the company’s rapid growth, bringing them into a purpose-built structure that puts physical form to the company’s name, Da-Jiang Innovations (大疆创新, or “Innovation Without Borders” in Mandarin). Across its 200-meter height, Sky City exemplifies how DJI has matured from a flight technology startup to a global innovation leader.

Across the towers, the company’s office, research, and development areas are arranged in floating volumes cantilevered from central cores by large megatrusses, giving the impression from the distance as if the buildings were suspended in the air. The first use of an asymmetrical suspension steel structure in high-rise towers of this scale, the innovative structure reduces the need for columns, thus creating uninterrupted working spaces that express “Innovation Without Borders” in architectural terms. The structure also houses drone flight testing labs over four stories – tailored for the company’s first-in-class product development practices – made possible by the unique V-shaped trusses that give the towers a distinctive identity, against the backdrop of Shenzhen’s skyline.

At 105 meters, the towers are connected by a 90-meter-long suspension skybridge, a lightweight element that creates an elegant connection between the two volumes. It serves as a symbol to show how all departments at DJI are linked to reach a common goal.

At ground level, the lifted volumes draw the surrounding greenery into the base of the buildings via a sloping podium garden that is open to the public. The ground floor also features public facilities such as a community healthcare center. In this way, the ground of the building is open and inviting – a gesture of DJI’s respect to the urban context and its contribution to the community.

The tower entrances offer the first glimpse of Sky City’s practical, aesthetic, and creative approach to the workplace. Each of the lobbies showcases a black pine surrounded by a Zen garden, set against a striated wall made by the rammed-earth design process. The result is a harmonious combination of hard-pressed geometry and undulating nature, the progress of tomorrow and the roots of the past, complementing each other in peace.

Foster + Partners developed solutions meeting the company’s wish to create a sustainable building. The design of the floorplates maximizes daylight while reducing energy consumption. The innovative TWIN lift system reduces the number of shafts required and increases usable office floor area. Its intelligent control system also allows reduction of energy consumption during off-peak periods. Rainwater is harvested and stored for reuse, and gray water is recycled for irrigation of the landscape – which also buffers rains during monsoon season.

“It took us six years to build the new DJI Headquarters, which is the result of the wisdom and determination of DJI and our valued partners,” said Frank Wang, Founder and CEO of DJI. “We see Sky City as a product unlike any we’ve ever made: our real home. At the beginning of a new era for DJI, we pay great attention to the growth and well-being of every employee. This starts with a work environment that is both practical and delightful. I hope that Sky City will inspire all of us to work together and scale new heights of progress, wisdom, and possibilities to develop solutions that benefit society.”

E3 2023 to Have Both Industry-Only and Public Days

E3, the legendary gaming industry event, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) for a four-day expo from Tuesday, June 13 through Friday, June 16, 2023 and will feature separate industry and consumer days and spaces. Additionally, E3 will support and uplift partnered digital events taking place starting June 11 and running throughout the show.

E3 Business Days will take place Tuesday, June 13 to Thursday, June 15, reserved exclusively for registered industry personnel to network in-person, hold professional meetings, and connect with licensors and distributors. Amidst dedicated, industry-only halls and spaces, media can go hands-on with upcoming games showcased by developers and publishers from around the world.

E3 Gamer Days will take place Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16 in a different hall than the industry area, inviting consumers to go hands-on with the future of gaming and connect with developers, content creators, media personalities, and more. A dedicated theater of content, open to ticket holders, will run during these days and offer deep-dive looks at highly anticipated titles.

E3 is being operated by ReedPop, the group behind events such as PAX, EGX, New York Comic-Con, Star Wars Celebration, and more.

“E3 is one of the global gaming industry’s few opportunities to come together, unite as one loud voice, and show the world what it is creating,” said ReedPop VP of Gaming Kyle Marsden-Kish. “Our vision is to reunite the industry by re-establishing the traditional E3 week, bring back that spark, and restore E3’s role as a truly magical global showcase event for game creators and consumers.”

Media registration for E3 2023 will begin in December 2022. Confirmed exhibitors, hotel and travel guides, event schedules, and more will be shared in the months to come. Media, creators, industry professionals, and fans are encouraged to follow E3 on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

SuperPower 3 Trailer Talks Demography

As the leader of a nation, you have to take many aspects into consideration. One of the most critical ones is the demography of your citizens. Any population consists of different cultures – in SuperPower 3, this is defined as a certain set of values. These values can align or clash with those of another group of people in your country, and you as a leader must find the best possible balance between each of these groups, respecting the will of the people if you are aiming for their support.

SuperPower 3 is in development for PC and will launch on October 7th, 2022 for an SRP of $ 29.99 / € 29.99 / £ 24.99. You can wishlist the game here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1563130/SuperPo…

Midsummer Scream Season’s Screamings Tickets On Sale Now

Season’s Screamings, the sinister holiday-themed counterpart to Midsummer Scream, the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention, announces its return to the Pasadena Convention Center December 2-4, 2022Passes are now on sale at www.midsummerscream.org.

The quintessential mash-up of Christmastime cheer and Halloween horror, Season’s Screamings offers a winter wonderland of ghoulish experiences for the whole family. From a sprawling show floor featuring more than 200 artisans and vendors to a festive stage set to feature world-class panel presentations, Season’s Screamings is set to entertain thousands of fans throughout the first weekend in December.

“This is the fourth iteration of Season’s Screamings, and it’s getting bigger and better each year,” says David Markland, Executive Director of Midsummer Scream. “We love any opportunity to return to Pasadena, and any chance to collide Halloween with other seasons, especially the winter holidays.”

Among Season’s Screamings’ cornucopia of entertainment will be Peepshow Menagerie’s “Island of Misfit Tease” burlesque show on Friday night, a Krampus run on Saturday and Sunday led by Krampus LA, a daily block of holiday horror themed short films curated by HorrorBuzz, photo-ops from exhibitors including Art’s Sideshow throughout the show floor alongside vendors such as Backstitch BrujaLugosi EnterprisesDiscount CemeterySkelly Paper Co.Small Town Weirdo, and Trick or Treat Studios.

Special guests include Keith David (The ThingThey Live), Leeanna Vamp & The FiendsGrimm Life Collective, and Disney Legend Bob Gurr, creator of the Haunted Mansion “Doom Buggies”, with more appearances to be announced soon!

Returning for 2022 is the ominous Hall of Yuletide Spirits, a perpetually darkened space filled with holiday-themed haunts and chilling displays. Beginning with a rotten Candy Land entry experience by Fear Farm, this year’s Hall of Yuletide Spirits will feature spirited attractions from some of Southern California’s hottest home and pro haunts including The Dreich SocietyThe Haunt With No Name… YetCasa CalaverasSanta Ana HauntGhostwood ManorPrism Haunted House, the Pizza Planet Truck, and Valley Fright Nights.

“We’re really excited about the Hall of Yuletide Spirits returning for 2022,” says Rick West, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Midsummer Scream. “After what promises to be a fantastic Halloween season, these amazing haunters will bring their creativity and enthusiasm to Pasadena for one last romp before retiring to their crypts for the year! We have a solid mix of returning haunters and brand-new partners this year; it’s going to be quite the spectacle!”

The Hall of Yuletide Spirits will also feature Barlow’s Tavern, a holiday hangout where guests 21 and older can enjoy specialty drinks and even pose for a picture with Santa Barlow – Season’s Screamings’ terrifying version of a Santa meet-and-greet, featuring Mr. Barlow from Salem’s Lot.

Season’s Screamings will also host numerous panel presentations and performances throughout the weekend on two stages within the Pasadena Convention Center. This year’s programming includes a heartfelt discussion about How the Grinch Stole Christmas! featuring Sara Karloff, whose father, Boris Karloff, narrated the beloved animated classic, as well as Emmy Award-winning animator and director, Phil Roman who was part of the team that brought the Grinch to life; a panel looking at the History of Sliding – a scareactor technique that began at Knott’s Scary Farm in the early ‘70s and spread to haunts around the world; and a look at “The Shining Legacy” with director Mick Garris commemorating the 25th anniversary of his TV mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, moderated by Fangoria’s The Kingcast podcast team. Additional programming and schedule will be announced in the weeks to come!

Single day and weekend passes are available; premium weekend “Naughty List” passes include one hour show entry on Saturday and Sunday, priority entry to panels, presentations, and attractions, an exclusive lanyard, and a limited-edition commemorative collectible (TBA).

For the latest news and information on Season’s Screamings, be sure to sign up for our email newsletter at www.midsummerscream.org. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @MidsummerScream.

HexGaming Unveils New Xbox Ultra Controllers

With the Xbox being one of the leading platforms worldwide for eSports, Xbox gamers can now turn to HexGaming’s latest lineup of controllers to deliver the ultimate competitive gaming experience. HexGaming today announced the immediate availability of new, customizable controllers for Xbox Series X and Xbox One S. The Ultra X and the Ultra One controllers are available at HexGaming.com and at https://www.amazon.com/hexgaming starting at $169.99.

The HexGaming Ultra X provides gamers with the most advanced Xbox controller ever. With the Ultra X, gamers can operate the controller flexibly, capture targets faster, and improve accuracy. The player can flip the switches, and their trigger will go from a smooth full-pull to a short mouse “click” action.

The controller features:
– Four remappable back buttons
– Adjustable trigger compatible trigger control mechanisms
– 8 in 1 interchangeable textured thumbsticks with two different heights
– Three different ergonomic thumb grip design – domed, concave and concave widened
– Choice of non-rubberized grip faceplate or rubberized
– Ability to save up to six different paddle mapping profiles

The HexGaming Ultra One controller features an industry-leading digital trigger mechanism, shortening the trigger’s active distance to just 1.5mm.

Additional features include:
– Four remappable back buttons
– Interchangeable thumbsticks
– Digital triggers

“Competitive gamers know the importance of having the perfect controller, as the slightest movement can be the difference between victory and defeat,” said Ray Zhu, CEO of HexGaming. “HexGaming’s new Ultra X and Ultra One controllers will literally change the game for eSports on Xbox.”

Midnight Ghost Hunt Gets New Update

Vaulted Sky Games and Coffee Stain, publisher of Valheim, Deep Rock Galactic and Satisfactory, are pleased to announce a major new update for Midnight Ghost Hunt! Following its Steam Early Access Launch in March and Doll Factory update in May, players can now hunt and haunt the eerie Carnival map during the game’s first Free Weekend until September 26th. On top of these unsettling new surroundings, Midnight Ghost Hunt opens its merch store, and in the near future host migration and dedicated servers will also become available.

Littered with multiple Jack-in-a-Box Hero props – great for jumpscares – as well as clowns and unicycles, Carnival offers a range of different areas to explore within Mr Giggles’ Happyland. Cower in the foul monster mouth corridor of the Haunted House, snipe ghosts from the top of the merry-go-round, or zoom round the Wild West Saloon’s bumper car circuit, all backed by the unnerving musical atmosphere of off-key funfair jingles and even a self-playing piano.

Also coming with Update 2 are big changes that make matches far easier to manoeuvre. Much-requested by the community, dedicated servers are in the works, as is host migration so the lobby host can be transferred to another party member. These features will be coming very soon after Update 2 launches.

With a new update comes new Hunter cosmetics and a new Ghost ability! Players who tend to play the healer of the team can now make use of the Paramedic Hunter skin, while others who are a little too relaxed in their ghost-hunting efforts can become the Old Hippy – not to mention the dashing Pilot for the leaders of the group. But not to fear, Ghosts can get the edge too with a new ability, Deflector, which allows for a 5 second shield to defend from incoming projectiles. What’s more, by completing challenges, the titles Apprentice, Master, Grandmaster, and Legend can now be unlocked.

Fans who want to don a different kind of skin can now purchase a range of official items from Midnight Ghost Hunt’s official merchandise store! The new frighteningly fashionable collection of hoodies, T-shirts and mugs branded in ghoulish style is available to buy here.

Midnight Ghost Hunt launched into Steam Early Access in late March this year to universal acclaim, and Update 2 continues the games’ exciting progression as it prepares for full commercial launch.

Midnight Ghost Hunt is available on Steam Early Access for $19.99 at full price, but those interested in trying their mettle with the supernatural can join the hunt for free this weekend until September 26th, and also at 50% off for a limited time.

World of Tanks The Waffenträger: Legacy Event Announced

Six years after it has been removed from the game, the iconic powerhouse, Waffenträger auf E 100, makes its triumphant return to World of Tanks!

During the upcoming “The Waffenträger: Legacy” event, players will again face off with the extremely powerful weapon of the von Krieger family, play in the Harrier Squad and unlock exclusive rewards. The Waffenträger is one of the most anticipated, annual campaigns by tankers and this year it deepens the lore and introduces a new villain, the Engineer’s daughter, Ermelinda. The event will run from September 26 – October 10.

The actions will take place in a 6v1 format and before entering the battle players will have to choose one of the sides in the conflict: the Harrier Squad which rushes into battles in extensively modified special vehicles or the Blitzträger auf E 110, an incredibly powerful tank destroyer manned by a single player.

The updated event progression is more linear and visually understandable. By reaching each new stage, players will receive valuable in-game items such as two unique female crew members with exclusive voiceovers, event-themed customization, bonds, days of Premium account, Engineer’s and Harrier’s starters for Gates (from which players can get cool Premium vehicles and other valuable prizes). What is the most important, upon completion of the final stage of the event’s progression, players will have the opportunity to rent the legendary German Tier X tank destroyer Waffenträger auf E 100 for 5 Random Battles. Note, more battles can be obtained in the Engineer’s Gate by using starters.

To learn more about “The Waffenträger: Legacy” event, please visit: https://worldoftanks.com/news/game-events/waffentrager-legacy-regulations-2022/

Netflix’s Wednesday to Premiere on September 24

From the imagination of Tim Burton, WEDNESDAY is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore. Snap snap.

Jenna Ortega on this version of Wednesday Addams:

“Wednesday is currently a teenager, and we’ve never seen her as a teenager before. Her snarky, snide remarks might not necessarily sound as charming when they’re coming from somebody who should probably know better than a 10-year-old girl. That was a balancing act. We didn’t want to make her sound like every other teenage girl, but we also didn’t want to make her too ignorant. And we’ve never seen her on screen this much. Any other time you’ve seen Wednesday, she’s been the one-liner, the end of a joke, she always hits it, and I think that’s what people really love about her. But in this show, every scene is Wednesday. There’s an opportunity to give her a bit more dimension, and she becomes a bit more of a real person, which I don’t think we’ve ever seen before.”

For more exclusive WEDNESDAY news, tune into Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event on Saturday, September 24. The virtual livestream event begins at 10am PST / 1pm EST and the event will be broadcast across Netflix’s YouTube channels worldwide, in addition to Twitter, Twitch and Facebook.