Author - Jerry Paxton

Intruders: Hide and Seek PlayStation VR Announcement Trailer

January 15, 2018 – Daedalic Entertainment and the Spanish developer Tessera Studios will release Intruders: Hide and Seek on Februrary 13th for Playstation VR. The MSRP for the PlayStation 4 version with PlayStation VR support is 19,99 Euro/USD.

In Intruders: Hide and Seek, three mysterious strangers break into a countryside vacation house and retain the Richter family as hostage. With your parents restrained and your sister hiding you become Ben, the eldest son, who is stuck in the house with the intruders. You will have to find a way to save your family while you figure out who the three assailants are and what they want.

You will have to move around unnoticed, avoid any confrontation and help your family in order to survive the worst night of their lives. In addition, you will be able to use the well callibrated VR-perspective to get a full and detailed view of the floors. However, you have to think about your next steps because each of the intruders has a specific perspective. You have to skip every coneshaped field of vision, survive for the family’s sake and try to call for help.

Key Features

  • Experience a realistic hostage drama
  • Look through the eyes of a ten year old boy and feel the stunning immersion
  • Think twice about your steps, they could be your last
  • Four hours of an exciting and breathtaking atmosphere
  • Witness strange events but stay focused

Intruders: Hide and Seek has won multiple awards like the Playstation Talent Award, SXSW Best Gaming Pitch Award and the F&S Premio Titanium award. The game will be released on Steam with VR support in 2020 as well.

Onimusha: Warlords Launch Trailer

January 15, 2018 – The legendary samurai adventure Onimusha: Warlords returns today, launching for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam. Set in a feudal world filled with magic, samurais and demon warriors, this classic game is available digitally today on all formats across North America and Europe for MSRP $19.99/€19.99/£15.99. Fans in North America have the option to purchase physical copies of Onimusha: Warlords for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This release of Onimusha: Warlords captures the thrilling action and cinematic story of the original 2001 release, which achieved over 2 million copies sold worldwide, with updated features fitting of today’s modern video game systems. The sword fighting action-adventure now includes high-definition graphics, widescreen display option, analog stick support, a readily available Easy Mode option, new soundtrack and a new ‘honor’ in-game achievement system.

To celebrate the release of Onimusha: Warlords, Capcom has revealed a brand-new Launch Trailer. Check out skilled heroes Samanosuke and Kaede in action as they slice their way to victory as well as the modern enhancements included in the release by heading over to the press site here.

Onimusha: Warlords follows the battle-filled journey of samurai Samanosuke Akechi and ninja Kaede on a quest to save Princess Yuki from a legion of mysterious demons who have invaded Inabayama Castle. As the two travel throughout the castle, they unravel a malevolent plot by those who would serve the evil Nobunaga Oda, a feudal lord resurrected by the demons to fulfil their dark desires. Using sword-based combat, a magical Oni Gauntlet and puzzle solving, players need to call on both brawn and creativity to defeat the demonic foes and save Princess Yuki!

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year 2019

Universal City, CA, January 10, 2019 —Universal Studios Hollywood ushers in the “Year of the Pig” as the movie-based theme park celebrates Lunar New Year with uniquely-themed programs featuring beloved global pop icon Hello KittyDreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda masters Po and Tigress and a Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON from Saturday, February 2 to Sunday, February 17, 2019.

This spectacularly-themed Lunar New Year tradition will take place within Universal Plaza, located at the heart of the theme park.  Under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees, the festivities will come to life as guests discover the 12 zodiac animal signs accompanied by their symbolic attributes.

The centerpiece of the Lunar New Year festivities will feature DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Jade Palace Performance Stage and the exciting Dragon Warrior Training Show based on the beloved Kung Fu Panda franchise. The energetic experience is designed to engage guests of all ages in an interactive martial art demonstration performed by Master Po and friends. The immersive event will also feature seasoned animators teaching guests techniques to draw Po and the Furious Five as keepsake mementos.

DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda’s famous Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop is back by popular demand to serve up delicious culturally-themed food such as Po’s Dumplings, Dragon Warrior Bao, Oogway Eggrolls and Secret Ingredient Stir Fry Noodles. Mr. Ping himself will be on hand to interact with guests and take memorable souvenir photos.

Beloved global pop icon Hello Kitty, created by the global lifestyle brand Sanrio, will further complement this year’s Lunar New Year celebration when she steps out in style wearing her signature red bow and specially-designed Lunar New Year attire.  Hello Kitty will be available to meet guests at the Hello Kitty Shop located within the new Animation Studio Store.

Keeping with Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year tradition, a Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON will greet guests at the entry of the festivities. The imposing 12-foot-tall robot leader of the DECEPTICONS will interact with guests, engaging them both in Mandarin and in real time conversation reflective of his persona. A resident of Universal Studios Hollywood, MEGATRON is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywood’s thrill ride, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D.”

Illumination Entertainment’s Minions from the theme parks’ popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride will also join the festivities, stepping out in style and dressed up in brightly colored traditional Lunar New Year attire.

Uniquely themed experiences offered in Mandarin include the theme park’s signature Studio Tour and the exclusive VIP Experience, both of which provide two distinctive and revealing looks at an authentic movie and television studio.  Featuring expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking tour guides both opportunities provide insight into the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy a front row seat and behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest production studios in the world.  In-language park maps are also available for guests.

Guests can continue their Lunar New Year celebration at Universal CityWalk’s Dongpo Kitchen restaurant featuring upscale and modern Sichuan cuisine. Inspired by China’s premier restaurant Meizhou Dongpo, Dongpo Kitchen offers the comforts of a casual dining environment with both indoor and al fresco seating and caters to an eclectic palate with a variety of signature dishes.

Universal CityWalk’s newest restaurant, Vivo Italian Kitchen, serving freshly prepared authentic Italian fare in a newly designed modern setting, also invites guests to toast the “Year of the Pig” offering its haute cuisine menu in several languages, including Mandarin.

With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the all-new 2019 Season Pass invites guests to experience the fun all year long for $139 when purchased online.  Details and restrictions available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Mandarin-speaking guests can learn more about the Lunar New Year event at www.ush.cn.  Information is also available on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Weibo @好莱坞环球影城.

New Metro Exodus Story Trailer Released

MOSCOW – Jan. 8, 2019 – Begin the journey beyond with Deep Silver and 4A Games’ reveal of the Metro Exodus Story Trailer. This trailer will take you from the frozen Winter streets of Moscow to the scorched Summer sands of the Caspian desert. The Metro Exodus Story Trailer features a cast of new characters and provides a first look at some of the locations Artyom’s band of Spartans will visit on their journey across post-apocalyptic Russia.

Deep Silver and Microsoft are also thrilled to announce the Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle, which is now available to pre-order. This epic bundle contains a 1TB Xbox One X Console and all three Metro games; Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux and the upcoming Metro Exodus. For newcomers to the series, it’s the perfect way to jump into this immersive franchise from the beginning.

Narrated from the perspective of Anna, Artyom’s wife and the Spartan Order’s top sniper, the Metro Exodus Story Trailer explores the hostile world which awaits the crew of the Aurora as they flee the ruins of Moscow and embark on an expansive year-long journey into the unknown. Artyom always believed that there was life beyond the Metro stations of Moscow – Metro Exodus sees these hopes and dreams put to the ultimate test in the crucible of the Russian wastelands.

Featuring an original score from series composer Alexey Omelchuk, the Metro Exodus Story Trailer is just the first in a series of upcoming gameplay reveals leading toward the release of Metro Exodus on Feb. 15 for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, and PC.

Watch the Story Trailer here:

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Metro Exodus Artyom Custom Edition Announced

MOSCOW – January 9, 2019 – Deep Silver, 4A Games and Metro author Dmitry Glukhovsky today unveiled the Metro Exodus Artyom Custom Edition. This extraordinary bespoke edition is so rare only ten have been made, and they are not available to purchase in any store – instead, Metro fans around the world will have the opportunity to win them via a number of planned promotions in the coming weeks.

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity personally signed by Dmitry Glukhovsky and Andrew ‘Prof’ Prokhorov, creative director and co-founder at 4A Games, these hand-crafted editions feature a selection of Artyom’s iconic equipment, including a fully functional Nixie watch. You can see Dmitry assembling one of these packages in our reveal video here:

“We worked with the renowned craftsmen at DB Props, based in the world-famous Shepperton Studios to source and manufacture the ultimate collection for Metro fans,” said Huw Beynon, head of global brand management at Deep Silver. “Each item is either an authentic real-world object or has been hand-made to re-create 4A’s original designs. We knew we could never do Artyom’s signature Nixie watch justice with a replica; so we decided to make them for real.”

Packaged in a steel ammo crate, the Artyom Custom Edition contains:

  • A fully-functional, hand-made Nixie Watch
  • A Gas Mask and Filter
  • A working Bullet Lighter made from a decommissioned shell
  • A hand-made steel Spartan dog tag to be engraved with the recipient’s name
  • A leather map case and map of the Aurora’s journey
  • A personalised Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Dmitry Glukhovsky and Andrew ‘Prof’ Prokhorov

The first of these priceless editions has been given to 4A Games – the remaining nine will be available to win via a series of upcoming promotions. Be the first to hear how you can stand a chance of winning by registering at MetroTheGame.com, following us on Twitter and Instagram @MetroVideoGame or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MetroVideoGame.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 PC Features and Specs Trailer

Ubisoft has unveiled the various PC spec tiers for its upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, which is due out March 15, 2019.

Minimum – 1080p | 30 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: AMD FX-6350 | Intel Core I5-2500K
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 270 | Nvidia Geforce GTX 670
  • VRAM: 2 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11 | 12

Recommended – 1080p | 60 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X | Intel Core I7-4790
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD RX 480 | Nvidia Geforce GTX 970
  • VRAM: 4 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11 | 12

High – 1440p | 60 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 | Intel Core I7-6700K
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: AMD RX Vega 56 | Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11 | 12

Elite – 4K | 60 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | Intel Core I9-7900X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon VII | Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 TI
  • VRAM: 11 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11 | 12

Viotek Unveils New 27 inch Gaming Monitor for CES 2019

LAS VEGAS, NV (Jan. 9, 2019) – Viotek, a brand at the forefront of performance and value in gaming peripherals and other consumer electronics, debuts its new 27-inch flat TN panel gaming monitor during CES.

TN panels are often preferred for their quick response time and affordable price, but where they usually fall short is color reproduction. The Viotek GFT27DB combines the ultrafast 1ms response time TN panels are known for with an impressive deep, rich color and contrast rivaling most VA panels. With an sRGB color gamut of up to 115 percent, Viotek’s latest gaming monitor breaks down the barriers of traditional TN panels.

“It offers the best of both worlds,” says VP Brett Barbour.

The GFT27DB also veers from Viotek’s trend of curved monitors by offering a flat panel, providing another option for gamers. But it still packs a punch with 2560x1440p WQHD resolution, 144hz refresh rate and FreeSync™.

Viotek is showcasing the GFT27DB alongside the recently released SUW49C Super Ultrawide 49-inch HDR monitor during CES 2019 in the HP Suite at the Bellagio, room 5601 in the Spa Tower.

GFT27DB

  • 27-inch 16:9 Widescreen Flat Panel Display
  • Ultra-thin, Bezel-less Design
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 144hz Refresh Rate
  • 2560×1440 WQHD resolution
  • 1M:1 Dynamic Contrast, 16.7M Colors, 115% sRGB Gamut
  • 1ms Response Time w/ Overdrive
  • Gameplus Crosshair Functionality
  • Xbox Ready
  • Anti-Glare Screen
  • VESA Mountable
  • Available in Black
  • Backed by One-Year Warranty and Industry Leading Dead Pixel Policy
  • MSRP: TBD

SUW49C

  • 49-inch 32:9 super ultrawide display
  • Ultra-thin, bezel-less design
  • AMD FreeSync
  • 144hz Refresh Rate
  • 3840×1080 Resolution
  • 1800R Curvature / 178° Viewing Angle
  • 1M:1 Dynamic Contrast, 16.7M Colors, 99% sRGB Gamut
  • 4ms Response Time w/ Overdrive
  • Gameplus Crosshair Functionality
  • Xbox Ready
  • Remote Included
  • VESA Mountable
  • Internal Speakers
  • Available in Black w/ Silver Stand
  • Backed by One-Year Warranty and Industry Leading Dead Pixel Policy
  • MSRP: $990 ($799.99 introductory price)

EVGA Unveils the NU Audio Card

January 8th, 2019 – For nearly 20 years, EVGA has built the most powerful graphics cards to play your games at the highest settings, powerful motherboards to run your system at optimal settings, and reliably efficient power supplies to power your system. Now, EVGA extends its enthusiast tradition by partnering with Audio Note (UK), Ltd. to provide the most immersive audio and lifelike gaming experienced on a PC with EVGA NU Audio Card.

Engineered by Audio Note

Audio Note (UK), Ltd. has been in the high-end audio business for over 30 years, making a name for itself by producing a wide variety of analog and digital devices. A core component of Audio Note’s philosophy is to research, design, and build its own components – often custom-made for the specific application – without financial limitations to create the finest audio products available. With this in mind, EVGA partnered with Audio Note (UK), Ltd. to select audiophile-grade digital and analog components and carefully craft the NU Audio card.

With the EVGA NU Audio Card you can experience:

  • True Audio – Hear audio as it is
  • Lifelike Gaming – Improved and precise enemy detection, and increased immersion.
  • Studio and Audiophile Grade – Hear all the subtle sounds, emotional dialog, and powerful explosions to keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • Ambient RGB Lighting – Set the RGB lighting to match your mood, or use Audio Reactive Lighting options to let your audio control the effect.

A Completely Different Gaming and Multimedia Experience

High-quality audio is built on a simple premise: everything must be solid from start to finish. One weak link in the chain can turn a symphony into a cacophony. The NU Audio Card is designed to maximize the performance in every major component section:

  • Analog – Detail. Clarity. Reality.
    • The analog section is responsible for returning audio without distortion and fine-tuning the sound to ensure it remains as faithful to the source as possible.
  • Digital – From Source to Playback
    • The digital side of the EVGA NU Audio Card is responsible for processing your source audio at the preferred format or converting the audio to and from analog, without affecting the internal makeup of the source audio.
  • Power – Good Clean Power
    • Powered by Specialized Audio Note (UK), Ltd. audio-grade capacitors and audio-grade resistors, your audio remains noise- and distortion-free as it passes through to your choice of speakers or headphones.

NU Audio Software

From simple volume controls with a sliding headphone amplifier, to creating quick custom EQ profiles, the Nu Audio software avoids the clutter of features that you never use. Customizable audio reactive RBG lighting lets your music choose how your card looks from moment-to-moment.

Available January 16, 2019

Learn more about the EVGA NU Audio Card: 

https://www.evga.com/articles/01281/evga-nu-audio/

Stern Unveils The Munsters Pinball Machines

CHICAGO, IL – January 8, 2019 – Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, proudly announced today the availability of a new line of pinball machines celebrating the iconic American TV hit sitcom, The Munsters.

Players will be transported to 1313 Mockingbird Lane, joining the entire Munsters family on this haunted pinball adventure.  Featuring Herman, Raven, Lily, Spot and Grandpa, players will work their way towards Munster Madness in this frightfully funny and action-packed pinball world under glass. The Munsters pinball machines will be available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.

“The Munsters are iconic and timeless, and it was time to create a pinball experience around this freaky-fun family.  With beautiful artwork inspired by the supernatural family, this theme is perfect for a pinball machine,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern’s The Munsters Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models feature stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art.  Each game features a custom sculpted Herman bash toy with magnetized ball catch, highlighting Herman multiball.  In addition, all models include a pop-up Spot bash toy hidden under the left ramp, a custom sculpted Drag-U-La toy car featured near a left shooter lane kicker, as well as a metal turn-around, flip-up ramp.

The Premium and Limited Edition models both feature Grandpa’s laboratory, a lower playfield that features 2 mini flippers, 2 ramps, a Grandpa bash target, a digital number display, and a multiball feature.  The Premium model features an exclusive black and white custom art package in homage to classic black and white TV.

The Limited Edition – only 500 units globally – includes additional unique features such as an exclusive mirrored backglass, anti-reflection pinball glass, shaker motor, exclusive custom art blades, a custom autographed bottom arch, a sequentially numbered plaque, and exclusive custom casket-themed cabinet artwork.

Complementing the immersive theme and exciting gameplay experience, Stern Pinball’s powerful SPIKE™ electronics hardware system enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations on the high-definition video display.  SPIKE™ reduces system complexity and energy usage resulting in enhanced reliability and simplified servicing. The state-of-the-art electronic system also powers a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations.

Pricing and Availability:

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price:

MSRP for sales to USA end-users, before any VAT, GST, Sales Tax, Duties, or other taxes.

Pro Model: $US 5,999

Premium Model: $US 7,599

Limited Edition Model: $US 8,999

The Munsters pinball is available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

Tropico 6 Pushed to March 2019

Ridgewood, NJ – (January 8, 2019) Kalypso Media is best known as a publisher of strategy and simulation games, with the critically acclaimed Tropico series as the company’s flagship brand. 2019 sees the launch of the latest installment in this beloved series, with the highly-anticipated Tropico 6 scheduled to release on PC and consoles.

After going through rigorous in-house testing and taking on board all the feedback collected from the closed beta and the wider Tropico community, Tropico 6 is shaping up to be a great game. However, great is not enough when it comes to El Presidente. As always, Kalypso is striving to deliver an outstanding gameplay experience to make Tropico 6 the best in the series to date, and as such has taken the difficult decision to move the release of the PC, MAC and Linux versions to March 29, with a retail version to follow on April 2, in order to allow sufficient time to implement as much of the fans’ feedback as possible and work on final balancing and polishing to raise the level of quality expected from this flagship brand to what the Tropico fans and community deserve.

Simon Hellwig, owner and managing director of Kalypso Media, has prepared an open-letter to the Tropico community and shared it through the company’s forums and social channels.

As a thank you to the loyal Tropico fans who have supported us through the development of the game, we will be offering the first major Tropico 6 DLC free of charge to anyone who has pre-ordered the game by 1:00PM EST on January 10. The additional content will automatically be added to qualifying players’ game upon release in Q2 2019.

Tropico 6 is available to pre-order now via the Kalypso Shop and other digital platforms as either the standard version (with instant access to the closed beta) or as a special El Prez Edition, including two tourist outfits for your Presidente, a flamingo pond for your customizable palace, digital soundtrack, digital calendar and instant beta access.