Author - Jerry Paxton

Crysis Remastered Now on Steam

Crysis Remastered, the remaster of the classic FPS, is now available on Steam for PC. Owners of the original Crysis on Steam can get Crysis Remastered today for 50% off, and owners of Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown can grab an additional discount, as well.

“We’re delighted to bring Crysis Remastered to even more PC fans with the game’s release on Steam,” said Steffen Halbig, Project Lead. “We will also have some exclusive Steam trading cards available, and we look forward to seeing people enjoy the stunning Remastered version of the game!”

Crysis Remastered features the action-packed, single-player, sandbox gameplay from the classic acclaimed shooter, upgraded with remastered graphics, high-quality textures, improved art assets and more. Face down an alien invasion armed with the powerful Nanosuit, which provides super strength, armor, speed and cloaking abilities. Choose your own path as you use a huge arsenal of modular weapons to fight enemies on ever-changing battlefields.

For more information, visit www.crysis.com.

Corsair Unveils New Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse

CORSAIR® (NASDAQ:CRSR), a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today announced the new SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS gaming mouse, the latest addition to the CHAMPION SERIES family of products built for competition and tested by top esports professionals. Joining the multi-award winning SABRE RGB PRO launched earlier in 2021, the SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS combines an incredibly lightweight, ergonomic design and esports-ready performance with high-performance wireless speed via SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS technology. Delivering lightning-fast inputs and the extraordinary accuracy top players demand, SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS will have you playing at the top of your game.

Weighing in at an extremely light 79g, the SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS supports the rapid movements and lightning-quick reflexes needed to prevail during competition. The SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS is built with the feedback of leading esports pros from teams such as Team Secret, Vitality, and Envy in mind, with an elegant, no-frills design optimized for gaming performance and an ergonomic shape that suits both claw and palm grips.

The SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS incorporates professional-grade gaming mouse elements, such as the first-ever CORSAIR MARKSMAN optical sensor. At a native 26,000 DPI – the highest of any CORSAIR mouse to date – this new sensor tracks every movement with unbelievable precision. A dedicated DPI button cycles through five onboard DPI presets, adjustable on-the-fly without software. CORSAIR QUICKSTRIKE buttons ensure every left- and right-click registers instantly through pre-tensioned inputs.

The SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS showcases wireless technology that propels this mouse to championship levels. CORSAIR SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS technology transmits inputs at sub-1ms speeds, delivering mouse movements and clicks up to 2x faster than conventional gaming mice, while ensuring exceptional wireless signal quality throughout the competition. Up to 90 hours of battery life keeps you playing wire-free for days between charges, so you can focus on winning instead of your mouse’s battery status.

Powerful CORSAIR iCUE software enables you to customize dynamic RGB backlighting, remap buttons, create macros, and adjust DPI settings, all conveniently stored onto three onboard profiles. For a fully customized and finely tuned gaming mouse, specially designed by esports athletes to perform at the highest level, the CORSAIR SABRE PRO WIRELESS CHAMPION SERIES gives you the edge you need to cut through the competition.

Availability, Warranty, and Pricing

The CORSAIR SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS CHAMPION SERIES Gaming Mouse is available immediately from the CORSAIR webstore and the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.

The CORSAIR SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS is backed by a two-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

Web Pages

To learn more about the CORSAIR SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS, please visit:

http://corsair.com/sabre-rgb-pro-wireless

For a complete list of all CORSAIR gaming mice, please visit:

http://corsair.com/gaming-mice

The Alien Cube Reveal Trailer

Indie solo developer Alessandro Guzzo announces today that the Lovecraftian horror adventure The Alien Cube will be published on Steam on October 14th. The Alien cube is a spiritual successor to “The Land of Pain”, in which you play as the protagonist’s nephew. In this cosmic horror first-person adventure, you take on the role of Arthur, a solitary man whose life is about to change dramatically after a disturbing finding following the mysterious disappearance of your uncle. You will be thrown into a spiral of terrifying discoveries and embark on a journey that will haunt your soul and change your life forever, challenging you to confront a terrible truth that will threaten your sanity and your very existence.

 

V/H/S/94 Official Trailer Released

A Shudder Original Film, V/H/S/94 is the fourth installment in the hit horror anthology franchise and marks the return of the infamous found footage anthology with segments from franchise alumni Simon Barrett (Séance) and Timo Tjahjanto (May the Devil Take You Too) in addition to acclaimed directors Jennifer Reeder (Knives & Skin), Ryan Prows (Lowlife) and Chloe Okuno (Slut). In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.

V/H/S/94 WILL WORLD PREMIERE AT FANTASTIC FEST 2021

Date not yet announced. The festival runs from September 23-30.

V/H/S/94 WILL BE RELEASED EXCLUSIVELY ON SHUDDER ON OCTOBER 6TH

Available on Shudder US, Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ

Cemetery Lane Trick or Treat Experience Tickets On Sale Now

Safe, secure… and spooky. Cemetery Lane, a Halloween experience featuring 13 trick-or-treating stops along a private, gated row of Victorian manors rumored to be haunted, takes over Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer St. Los Angeles, CA 90031) October 27-31, 2021 – with hourly timed entry ticketing making the eerie event even more exclusive.

Both day and nighttime ticket options are available to guests who dare traverse through the “neighborhood” of residents dying to celebrate Halloween. A plethora of photo ops as well as interactions with the terrifying townsfolk are part of the ghoulishly fun event.

Cemetery Lane is for all ages – young and old alike are highly encouraged to dress up in costume and enjoy the event which is mostly outdoors. All applicable local health guidelines will be enforced. The trick-or-treating element will last about an hour for each guest; but they are welcome to stay longer to mingle among the spirits.

Optional Trick Or Treat Bag Design by Lance Inkwell

Producing the event are David Markland (co-founder and executive director of Midsummer Scream) Claire Dunlap (co-founder and producer of Midsummer Scream and Spooky Swap Meet), and Ian Momii (Thea Award-winning technical director for The Nest) with decor and effects by Jeff Schiefelbein (owner/producer of Sinister Pointe).

“Living in an apartment setting (code for no trick-or-treaters), for years I’ve wanted to find an eerie old house to rent for Halloween to hand out trick-or-treats. I also fantasized about taking over an entire neighborhood for a spooky block party,” said David Markland. “My dream came true for both when Heritage Square agreed to collaborate with us on this event and now I get to hand out candy from a half dozen actual haunted houses!”

A limited shopping experience will be found on Cemetery Lane, including snacks for purchase. More information and tickets are available at CemeteryLane.com.

Children under age 2 receive free admission; all other guests must purchase a ticket: Wednesday, October 27, 4pm-6pm: $25/6pm-9pm: $30; Thursday, October 28, 4pm-6pm: $25/6pm-9pm: $30; Friday, October 29, 4pm-6pm: $25/6pm-10pm: $30; Saturday, October 30 1pm-6pm: $25/6pm-10pm: $30; Sunday, October 31, 1pm-6pm: $25/6pm-9pm: $30. A $3.50 ticketing fee is non-refundable.

Refund and exchange requests honored until October 13; all sales are final past this date. The event takes place rain or shine, and organizers encourage guests to review full terms posted at CemeteryLane.com before making a ticket purchase.

Beyond Fest 2021 Unveils Its Full Festival Lineup

Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its complete slate of 2021 programming comprising 39 features, including 8 world premieres, 4 US premieres, and 17 West Coast Premieres. Following a sold-out residency at the Mission Tiki Drive-In in 2020, Beyond Fest returns to theaters for 10 days of cinematic excess from Wednesday, September 29th – Monday, October 11th. Built in partnership with the American Cinematheque, Beyond Fest will screen at the Legion Theatre, Aero Theatre, and Los Feliz 3 with all ticket sales going to the 501c3 non-profit film institution. Attendance to all screenings require physical proof of vaccination and guests must follow mandatory mask mandates.

With a diverse slate celebrating the most transgressive cinema, Beyond Fest is proud to open with the West Coast Premiere of Julia Ducornau’s Palme d’Or Winner TITANE at the historic Hollywood Legion Theater with the director in attendance. This screening also represents two world-firsts with TITANE playing in-theater for the first time on a never-before-seen 35mm print, while a drive-in screening simultaneously takes place outside.

Horror heroes Blumhouse return to Beyond Fest with two of the year’s most-anticipated features: HALLOWEEN KILLS and THE BLACK PHONE. Director David Gordon Green and producer Jason Blum will join in-person for the US Premiere of HALLOWEEN KILLS and participate in a post-screening Q&A that will be livestreamed globally as the culmination of the super-producers’ annual Blumfest. The latest shocker from power duo Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, THE BLACK PHONE, delivers the scares in their adaptation of Joe Hill’s beloved ghost story. Director Scott Derrikson will be attending the films’ West Coast Premiere.

Following it’s electrifying Cannes debut, jaw-drop cinema LAMB, will receive its West Coast Premiere with director Valdimar Jóhannsson and star Noomi Rapace joining in person, and agent provocateur Gaspar Noé is once-again championed with the West Coast bow of his devastating VORTEX featuring an astonishing performance from the maestro, Dario Argento. Lucile Hadžihalilović promises to shake the audience to its core with the US Premiere of her hallucinatory and mesmerising EARWIG, and acclaimed director Bernard Rose will be in attendance with his cast and crew for the world premiere of his latest film, TRAVELLING LIGHT. We descend into the frighteningly brilliant world of V/H/S with the West Coast Premiere of the brand new V/H/S 94 with talent in attendance, and an incredibly rare 35mm screening of the franchise’s original shockfest, V/H/S.

“Despite all of the adversity of the last 18 months, we’re incredibly thankful to have built a program that is as diverse and progrogressive as anything we’ve accomplished in our past nine years,” said Beyond Fest Head of Programming, Evrim Ersoy. “Recognizing this adversity, the generous support of filmmakers, studios, distributors, and our partners has also given us the opportunity to make over half of the program free to the film community of Los Angeles. It’s so good to be back in theaters where we belong.”

Icons of Cinema will be honored via a series of screenings over the course of the festival with the first being a celebration of  four-time Academy Award® nominee Michael Mann with screenings of COLLATERAL and the 40th anniversary of THIEF with the director in attendance. VFX master Phil Tippett is joining us for a career-spanning Q&A between the West Coast debut of his highly-anticipated, magnum opus MAD GOD and his sci-fi-chef’s-kiss, STARSHIP TROOPERS. Also screening is the West Coast Premiere of the 4K restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, and the legendary Udo Kier will discuss one of his most audacious roles with the theatrical World Premiere of the newly restored BLOOD FOR DRACULA. For the duration of the festival the Aero Theatre will be rebranded as the ‘MUBI Theatre’ in-keeping with the streamers’ mission to help cinema-lovers discover and watch beautiful, interesting, incredible films

Celebrating repertory classics from the beloved to the newly-discovered with a series of screenings, Beyond Fest will be home to the West Coast Premiere of the new 4K Restoration of Andrzej Żuławski seminal work, POSSESSION, the World Premiere of the newly-discovered, never-finished until now(!) 80’s Kung-fu-ploitation NEW YORK NINJA from the brilliant minds at Vinegar Syndrome with cast members Leon Isaac, Cynthia Rothrock, and original cast member Adrienne Meltzer in attendance, and the World Premiere of the new 4K Restoration of ‘ALISON’S BIRTHDAY’ as part of a folk horror double-bill, and a very special screening of 2020’s cult sensation THE EMPTY MAN with the director David Prior on-stage for an extended Q&A.

As a give-back to the film community of Los Angeles, all Beyond Fest programming at the Los Feliz 3 Theatre will be 100% free to all guests courtesy of our friends at ‘Shudder’,the premium streaming service for horror, thriller and supernatural films and series. Rebranded as the ‘Shudder Theatre,’ we will be screening a series of hotly anticipated titles spanning the World Premieres of Aharon Keshales tough-as-nails neo-noir SOUTH OF HEAVEN starring Jason Sudekis and Evangeline Lilly and Sam Walker’s eye-popping midnight sci-fi chiller THE SEED, to the highly anticipated West Coast Premieres of SXSW sensation THE FEAST, Ruth Paxton’s bone-chilling THE BANQUET, Dasha Nekrasova’s hallucinatory Berlin winnerTHE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST (on brand-new 35mm with the director in attendance), extreme horror THE SADNESS, Kier-La Janisse’s definitive folk-horror doc WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED, the Midnight Madness breakout SALOUM, in addition to three shorts blocks celebrating up-and-coming filmmakers. The Los Feliz 3 will also be home to a very special secret screening of XXXXXXXXX from the legendary director XXXX XXXXXXXXX.

Celebrating a commitment to the most transgressive cinema we have curated the ultimate late night sidebar with IFC Midnight to commemorate their 10-year anniversary. Reflecting their endlessly provocative slate, six free screenings,  courtesy of IFC Midnight, will begin at the stroke of midnight: the brand-new restoration of Lars von Trier’s ANTICHRIST, THE BABADOOK, KILL LIST, MANIAC, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, and BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO.

Another significant 20-year anniversary is that of the world’s leading genre website, BLOODY DISGUSTING, who have joined us to program a day dedicated to three of the most important films in their celebrated history hosted by Bloody Disgusting’s The Boo Crew Podcast. Opening the day is the battle between the king of the monsters, FREDDY VS. JASON with writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift in-person, genre superheroes Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett will be on hand to discuss YOU’RE NEXT after a rare 35mm screening, and closing out the event will be Fede Álvarez with world’s first theatrical screening of his uncut EVIL DEAD in all its glory.

“As an institution that values and champions the communal theatrical experience above all, it’s a joy to bring Beyond Fest back to our theaters,” said American Cinematheque Creative Director, Grant Moninger. “With the Aero Theatre, the Los Feliz 3, and our partnership with the Hollywood Legion Theater, film lovers across LA can experience Beyond Fest‘s incredible immersion of cinema together and on the big screen.”

In the digital space, Beyond Fest is presenting with Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television the virtual panel ‘Women In Horror: The Female Perspective.’ Featuring an all-female roster of filmmakers including Gigi Saul Guerrero (Writer/Director, BINGO HELL), Axelle Carolyn (Writer/Director, THE MANOR), Maritte Lee Go (Director, BLACK AS NIGHT), Marcella Ochoa (Writer, MADRES), and Lisa Bruce (Blumhouse Television), ‘Women In Horror’ delves deep into the process, challenges, and cause for celebration experienced by female genre filmmakers. The panel will be available to watch for free online from 1st October on beyondfest.com and americancinematheque.com

Beyond Fest will continue to support the filmmaking community with the help of Final Draft who will be presenting three dedicated short blocks and supplying the selected films with a copy of Final Draft 12 as well as giving free entry for each of the selected budding screenwriters into Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Contest.

See below for the full lineup of newly announced feature film titles for Beyond Fest 2021. Tickets will be on sale via americancinematheque.com on September 17th at 10AM PST. Visit beyondfest.com and the American Cinematheque for details.

Attendees will need to present both proof of vaccination and a valid ID at the theatre to be admitted into the event. (Last vaccination must be recorded as 2 weeks prior to the event). Reasonable accommodations will be provided to those needing it for religious or medical reasons with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test, taken within 72 hours of the screening. For more information regarding requirements, visit americancinematheque.com.

BEYOND FEST 2021 PROGRAM

LEGION THEATRE

TITANE

West Coast Premiere

Director: Julia Ducournau

Country: France, Belgium

Runtime: 108 minutes

Year: 2021

GUESTS: Director Julia Ducournau in person

HALLOWEEN KILLS

US Premiere

Director: David Gordon Green

Country: USA

Runtime: 106 Minutes

Year: 2021

GUESTS: Director David Gordon Green and producer Jason Blum in person

 

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MUBI THEATRE at the Aero Theatre 

 

LAMB

West Coast Premiere

Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson

Country: Iceland, Sweden, Poland

Runtime: 106 minutes

Year: 2021

GUESTS: Director Valdimar Jóhannsson and actor Noomi Rapace in person

 

NEW YORK NINJA

World Premiere

Director: John Liu

Country: USA

Runtime:

Year: 1984

GUESTS: Actors Cynthia Rothrock, Leon Isaac and Adrienne Meltzer, Producer Kurtis Spieler and Brad Henderson in person

 

FREDDY VS. JASON

Repertory Screening

Director: Ronny Yu

Country: USA

Runtime: 97 minutes

Year: 2003

GUESTS: Writers Mark Swift and Damian Shannon in person

 

YOU’RE NEXT

Repertory Screening

Director: Adam Wingard

Country: USA

Runtime: 94 minutes

Year: 2011

GUESTS: Director Adam Wingard and Writer Simon Barrett in person

 

EVIL DEAD

Repertory Screening

Director: Fede Álvarez

Country: USA

Runtime: 96 minutes

Year: 2013

GUESTS: Director/Co-Writer Fede Álvarez in person

 

V/H/S/94

West Coast Premiere

Director: Jennifer Reeder, Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Chloe Okuno, Ryan Prows

Country: USA

Runtime: 101 minutes

Year: 2021

GUESTS: Director Simon Barrett, Chloe Okuno, Ryan Prows, Producers Brad Miska, Josh Goldbloom and composer Greg Anderson in person

 

V/H/S

Repertory Screening

Director: Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence

Country: USA

Runtime: 116 minutes

Year: 2012

GUESTS: Director Simon Barrett in person

 

MAD GOD

West Coast Premiere

Director: Phil Tippett

Country: USA

Runtime: 83 minutes

Year: 2021

GUESTS: Director Phil Tippett in person

 

STARSHIP TROOPERS

Repertory Screening

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Country: USA

Runtime: 129 minutes

Year: 1997

GUESTS: Phil Tippett in person

 

COLLATERAL

Repertory Screening

Director: Michael Mann

Country: USA

Runtime: 120 minutes

Year: 2004

GUESTS: Director Michael Mann in person

 

THIEF

Repertory Screening

Director: Michael Mann

Country: USA

Runtime: 122 minutes

Year: 1981

GUESTS: Director Michael Mann in person

 

VORTEX

West Coast Premiere

Director: Gaspar Noé

Country: France

Runtime: 144 minutes

Year: 2021

GUESTS: Director Gaspar Noé in virtual Q&A

 

POSSESSION

West Coast Premiere – 4K Restoration

Director: Andrzej Żuławski

Country: France, Germany

Runtime: 124 minutes

Year: 1981

THE EMPTY MAN

Repertory Screening

Director: David Prior

Country: USA

Runtime: 137 minutes

Year: 2020

GUESTS: Director David Prior in person

 

THE BLACK PHONE

West Coast Premiere

Director: Scott Derrickson

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 minutes

Year: 2021

GUESTS: Director Scott Derrickson in person

 

BLOOD FOR DRACULA

Repertory Screening

Director: Paul Morrisey

Country: Italy, France

Runtime: 106 minutes

Year: 1974

GUESTS: Actor Udo Kier in person

 

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SHUDDER THEATRE athe Los Feliz 3

WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR

West Coast Premiere

Director: Kier-La Janisse

Country: USA

Runtime: 194 minutes

Year: 2021

 

ALLISON’S BIRTHDAY

World Premiere – 4K Restoration

Director: Ian Coughlan

Country: Australia

Runtime: 97 minutes

Year: 1981

 

SOUTH OF HEAVEN

World Premiere

Director: Aharon Keshales

Country: USA

Runtime: 120 minutes

Year: 2021

GUESTS: Director Aharon Keshales in person

 

THE SPINE OF NIGHT

West Coast Premiere

Director: Morgan Galen King, Philip Gelatt

Country: USA

Runtime: 93 minutes

Year: 2021

 

CODE NAME: NAGASAKI

West Coast Premiere

Director: Fredrik Hana

Country: Norway

Runtime: 70 minutes

Year: 2021

 

DR. CALIGARI

US Premiere – 4K Restoration

Director: Stephen Sayadian

Country: USA

Runtime: 80 minutes

Year: 1989

GUESTS: Director Stephen Sayadian, Writer Jerry Stahl, Director of Photography Ladi von Jansky

 

TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD

West Coast Premiere – Uncut Restoration

Director: Amando de Ossorio

Country: France, Portugal

Runtime: 101 minutes

Year: 1972

THE FEAST

West Coast Premiere

Director: Lee Haven Jones

Country: UK

Runtime: 93 minutes

Year: 2021

SALOUM

West Coast Premiere

Director: Jean Luc Herbulot

Country: Senegal, Congo

Runtime: 84 minutes

Year: 2021

THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST

US Premiere

Director: Dasha Nekrasova

Country: USA

Runtime:  81 minutes

Year: 2021

THE SEED

World Premiere

Director: Sam Walker

Country: UK

Runtime:

Year: 2021

THE BETA TEST

West Coast Premiere

Director: Jim Cummings

Country: USA

Runtime: 93 minutes

Year: 2021

THE MEDIUM

US Premiere

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun

Country: Thailand, South Korea

Runtime: 131 minutes

Year: 2021

EARWIG

US Premiere

Director: Lucile Hadžihalilović

Country: France, Belgium, UK

Runtime: 114 minutes

Year: 2021

HOMEBOUND

West Coast Premiere

Director: Sebastian Goodwin

Country: UK

Runtime: 75 minutes

Year: 2021

SECRET SCREENING

xxxxxxxx Premiere

Director: xxxx xxxxxxxxx

Country: xx

Runtime: xxxxx minutes

Year: 2021

THE SADNESS

West Coast Premiere

Director: Rob Jabbaz

Country: Taiwan

Runtime: 99 minutes

Year: 2021

A BANQUET

West Coast Premiere

Director: Ruth Paxton

Country: UK

Runtime: 97 minutes

Year: 2021

AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE)

West Coast Premiere

Director: Bertrand Mandico

Country: France

Runtime: 127 minutes

Year: 2021

TRAVELLING LIGHT

World Premiere

Director: Bernard Rose

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 minutes

Year: 2021

GUESTS: Director Bernard Rose, Actor Danny Houston, Tony Todd, Olivia D’Abo, Stephen Dorf and Matthew Jacob in person

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IFC MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

ANTICHRIST

Director: Lars Von Trier

Country: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden

Runtime: 108 minutes

Year: 2009

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE

Director: André Øvredal

Country: USA, UK

Runtime: 86 minutes

Year: 2016

KILL LIST

Director: Ben Wheatley

Country: UK

Runtime: 95 minutes

Year: 2011

BABADOOK

Director: Jennifer Kent

Country: Australia

Runtime: 91 minutes

Year: 2014

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

Director: Peter Strickland

Country: UK

Runtime: 94 minutes

Year: 2014

MANIAC

Director: Franck Khalfoun

Country: USA

Runtime: 89 minutes

Year: 2012

Dying Light 2 Stay Human Trailer Talks All Things Weapons

Today, Techland debuts the latest episode of Dying 2 Know More, an extended cut of new reveals diving even deeper into the world, characters, mechanics, and gameplay of Dying Light 2 Stay Human following last month’s special gamescom edition of Dying 2 Know.

In this video, producer Szymon Strauss answers several burning fan questions, like how Techland’s approach to weapon design has changed since the first Dying Light, whether weapons will wear out or break in the heat of combat, and what challenges the team faced envisioning the survival tools of Villedor, the last human city.

Razer Huntsman V2 Gaming Keyboard Line

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), today announced the Razer Huntsman V2 line, with a suite of upgrades and enhancements to create the fastest, most advanced optical gaming keyboards in the world. The new features include Razer’s 2nd generation Optical Switches, Razer 8k HyperPolling Technology, and Doubleshot PBT keycaps, as well as improved acoustics, made in response to player and community feedback.

Since its launch in 2018, the Huntsman family of keyboards has grown in popularity to become the best-selling gaming keyboard in the U.S.¹, setting new standards for innovative, high-speed, gaming-grade keyboards. The new Huntsman V2 range is set to continue that legacy with a range of upgrades and refinements focused on the fundamentals of a great gaming keyboard; performance, feel, and acoustics.

“We broke new ground with the original Huntsman, bringing Optical Switches to mainstream gaming for the first time,” said Chris Mitchell, Head of Sales & Marketing of Razer’s Peripherals Business Unit. “The improvements and refinements in the new Huntsman V2 range now give players a high-performance, gaming-focused keyboard that feels even smoother, responds even quicker, and sounds quieter than before.”

2nd Generation Optical Switches

The Huntsman V2 is available with Razer 2nd Generation Linear Optical Switches, which have been refined and tweaked based on player and user feedback. Foremost in these refinements is the addition of a silicon sound dampener, to reduce the ‘clack’ of the key bottoming out during use, which greatly improves the typing experience. The switches also feature more generous lubrication on the switches and stabilizers, for even smoother operation and increased noise reduction.

The Razer 2nd Generation Linear Optical Switches use an infra-red beam of light to activate the switch signal, which completely eliminates debounce delay, the delay traditionally built into mechanical switch keyboards to ensure a contact signal is a true keypress. With no debounce delay, Razer 2nd Generation Linear Optical Switches can take advantage of Razer HyperPolling Technology, surpassing the 1000Hz polling rate of standard keyboards and ramping up to a blistering true polling rate of 8000Hz. These two high-speed, high-performance technologies combined give the Huntsman V2 near-zero latency for the fastest, most responsive gaming keyboard in the world.

Upgrades, Upgrades, Upgrades

In response to feedback from the community and esports athletes, the Huntsman V2 has also been upgraded in other areas. Doubleshot PBT keycaps, for extra durability and resistance to wear, come as standard on the Huntsman V2. The two-stage molding process used in creating the keycaps results in fadeproof legends, even after hundreds of hours of use, with a textured finish for a secure fingertip grip and positive typing action.

To improve keyboard acoustics, a series of sound dampening features have been added through the chassis, to absorb pings and thunks as the keys bottom out during use. A sturdy matte aluminum top plate keeps the keyboard rigid with minimal flex, even under the most intense key pounding, and a sculpted, ergonomic wrist rest fits perfectly to the front of the Huntsman V2 for added support and pressure relief during long sessions.

The Huntsman V2 is equipped with a Multi-function Digital Dial and 4 dedicated, customizable media keys for extended usability outside of gaming. Fully programmable through Razer Synapse 3, the Huntsman V2 features 7 preset Razer Chroma lighting effects, with a selection of up to 16.8 million colors, for complete personalization. The hybrid on-board memory can be used to save settings, macros and color schemes for access anywhere, anytime, even without access to cloud storage.

The Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless

Also announced today is the Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless keyboard, the leaner, lighter little brother to the Huntsman V2. Mirroring many of the features of the full-sized Huntsman V2, the Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless eschews the number pad, dial, and media keys in favor of portability, but retains the new features and upgrades seen in the Huntsman V2 including the new Razer Linear Optical Switches Gen-2, Razer HyperPolling Technology for true 8000Hz polling, Doubleshot PBT keycaps, sound dampening measures and ergonomic wrist rest. The Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless also features a detachable USB-C cable for ease of transport for players on the go and is fully compatible with Razer Synapse 3 for up to 16.8 million color customization and on-board hybrid memory for macro and settings storage.

¹ Source: The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Keyboards, Mechanical Keyboard, Gaming Designed, Based on dollar sales, Jan.- June 2019

ABOUT THE RAZER HUNTSMAN V2

  •  Razer™ Optical Switches
  •  100 million keystroke lifespan
  •  Razer™ HyperPolling Technology with up to true 8000 Hz polling rate
  •  Multi-functional digital dial with 4 media keys
  •  Razer Chroma™ RGB customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options
  •  Razer Doubleshot PBT Keycaps
  •  Plush leatherette wrist rest
  •  Hybrid onboard storage – up to 5 keybinding profiles
  •  Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  •  N-key roll-over with anti-ghosting
  •  Gaming mode option
  •  Braided fiber cable
  •  Aluminum matte top plate

For more information on the Razer Huntsman V2, please see here.

ABOUT THE RAZER HUNTSMAN V2 TKL

  •  Razer™ Optical Switches 100 million keystroke lifespan
  •  Razer™ HyperPolling Technology with up to true 8000 Hz polling rate
  •  Razer Chroma™ RGB customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options
  •  Razer Doubleshot PBT Keycaps
  •  Plush leatherette wrist rest
  •  Hybrid onboard storage – up to 5 keybinding profiles
  •  Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  •  N-key roll-over with anti-ghosting
  •  Gaming mode option
  •  Detachable USB-C braided fiber cable
  •  Aluminum matte top plate

For more information on the Razer Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless, please see here.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY

Razer Huntsman V2:

  • $189.99 USD / €199.99 MSRP – Clicky Purple Switch
  • $199.99 USD / €209.99 MSRP – Linear Red Switch

Razer.com: September 16, 2021

Authorized resellers: September 16, 2021

Razer Huntsman V2 Tenkeyless:

  • $149.99 USD /€159.99 MSRP – Clicky Purple Switch
  • $159.99USD /€169.99 MSRP – Linear Red Switch

Razer.com: September 16, 2021

Authorized resellers: September 16, 2021

Corsair HS80 Wireless RGB Headset Review

Corsair’s new HS80 RGB Wireless gaming headset allows for both wired and wireless audio from a variety of sources. It also comes with built-in DOLBY Atmos! Read on for our full rundown of the new headset:

The Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless headset features some very good build quality. Its headbands are flexible and comfortable even after wearing the headset for a long time – although if you have a larger head you may need to break in/stretch the support headband a bit. As a large-headed person myself, the headset was a bit tight on the top of my noggin. It would have been a good ide for them to include a slightly larger support band, maybe wrapped around the main headband with Velcro so that you can swamp them out for maximum comfort. The ear cup cushion is made from a very comfy memory foam that feels great – and the cups are large enough to go around my ear instead of pressing on it. The headset features a very slight RGB element in the Corsair logos on both ear cups. Using the iCUE software, you can change the color they illuminate. This is a very small detail and, while it may not be important to some gamers (and makes me question why they would brand this as an RGB headset considering the light up element is so small), I think others will appreciate the splash of color. On the back of left ear cup, you’ll find the power and volume controls. They are designed in a very user-friendly way, and controlling them with just your thumb takes next to no effort at all – even while playing a hectic first-person shooter title.

Inside each of the ear cups is a custom-tuned 50mm driver capable of delivering some great sound to the wearer. Of course, sound processing is of utmost importance these days and the Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless knows that. To that end, they include built-in support for DOLBY Atmos on your gaming PC. Plug the dongle in and then install the DOLBY Atmos software – then away you go! Coupled with the HS80 RGB Wireless, you will NOT be disappointed. It charges and connects to your PC by way of a USB-C cable that is nice and braided to avoid snagging on things. Also, Corsair has enabled this headset to connect wirelessly to your computer with an included Slipstream Wireless dongle. The Slipstream Wireless connection is outstanding and I never noticed any hint of latency loss in my content consumption or game playing. More about the Slipstream Wireless dongle – it can actually support a maximum of two other Slipstream-enabled devices at the same time. This means that you won’t need a dongle for every Corsair device with Slipstream that is wirelessly connected to your PC. Also, the Slipstream Wireless dongle can be connected to a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, allowing you wireless capability on that gaming console.

There is a technical difference in maximum audio quality when in wired or wireless modes that should be noted – although, in practical use I was hard-pressed to notice any real, discernible difference. In wired mode, the headset is capable of 24-bit, 96kHz audio while in wireless mode it is capable of 24-bit, 48kHz audio. Again – I couldn’t hear a real difference – both modes sounded terrific to me.

But how does it sound? Thankfully, the Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless has some excellent sound quality – thanks to not only DOLBY Atmos support but also its large pre-tuned drivers. I ran the headset through a variety of games and uses – from titles like Aliens: Fireteam Elite to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Then I simply wrote this review while listening to music while wearing it. It’s a shame it is not a bit more accommodating to my head size – the sound is outstanding.

Unfortunately there are some things I would like to see done differently on this headset. First and foremost – the design of the boom microphone is very odd. It’s permanently attached and flips up and down however its boom arm has no articulation to get the microphone angled towards or away from your mouth. I am also slightly skeptical regarding the flip up/down design and how it will stand up over years of use. I could imagine it eventually losing a tight grip on the boom arm over time and just permanently settling into the down position. The positive side of this microphone design is that, when flipped up, the Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless headset automatically mutes its microphone, unmuting it when subsequently flipped-down. The end of the boom microphone features a small LED indicator that shines green for unmuted and red for muted. Secondly, the ear cup is made from a plastic material that seems to sop up oil like nobody’s business. This means that it shows finger smudges very easily. While not anything that affects its performance, it might bother gamers who prefer as clean a look as possible.

Overall, Corsair’s HS80 RGB Wireless Headset is a solid set of headphones that will provide you with very good spatial audio. It retails for $149.99 and is available now.

RAM Pressure Gameplay Trailer Released

RAM Pressure – the story-driven and online multiplayer PvP/PvE game developed by GDT (ARENA Online) and QuadCom Interactive – is now available on Steam as a full release!

Inspired by the classic XCOM, RAM Pressure merges third-person, turn-based combat with a deeply satisfying sci-fi narrative setting – and unlike XCOM, PvP combat. Meticulously crafted, the game also features stunning visuals, punchy sound effects – and a truly massive selection of weapons, classes, and abilities for players of all skill levels.