Author - Jerry Paxton

CHUCKY Comes to WWE SuperCard

Wanna play? Horror icon Chucky steps into the ring in WWE® SuperCard*, appearing October 5, 2022, through Halloween 2022, to elicit screams from card battlers everywhere! A special Arcane tier card featuring the dreaded doll will be first offered through a new Quest line that challenges players to complete objectives across the game. Players in Arcane tier or above who complete this Quest will be rewarded with a guaranteed Chucky card. The Quest will be active October 5 through October 9, 2022.

For players who miss out on the Quest or want to Pro or Fortify Chucky, there will be more chances to obtain the card throughout October. Chucky will make multiple appearances in RewardMania and will also appear in other rewards and packs at select times.

For players who want a less scary experience, the Watch Party for the Extreme Rules premium live event is the place to be. Watch Party is a new, limited-time feature that allows players to flex their skills as fantasy bookers and chat with other players during select WWE events. While a Watch Party is active, players can try to predict match results using their own cards. The more correct predictions they make and the better the cards they use, the better their chances of receiving rewards.

For more information on WWE SuperCard and 2K, visit the game’s website at WWESuperCard.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe on YouTube.

*WWE SuperCard requires iOS 12.0 or later for iOS devices, including iPhone and iPad, and requires Android 5.0 and up for Android devices. App includes optional in-game purchases.

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CORSAIR K100 AIR Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Out Now

CORSAIR® (NASDAQ: CRSR), a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today announced the availability of the CORSAIR K100 AIR Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard from the CORSAIR webstore and distributors worldwide. Priced at an MSRP of $279.99, the K100 AIR combines state-of-the-art gaming performance and everyday productivity, in an unbelievably thin design.

The K100 AIR is CORSAIR’s thinnest gaming keyboard, measuring just 11mm at the slimmest point of its elegant brushed aluminum frame. The keyboard is a true mechanical keyboard, featuring Tactile CHERRY MX Ultra Low Profile mechanical keyswitches to deliver a hyper-responsive, satisfying keystroke with 0.8mm actuation.

To complement its thin design, the K100 AIR offers versatile and agile wireless connectivity options on a host of devices. Effortlessly switch between hyper-fast SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS and low-latency Bluetooth® on up to three devices at the press of a key, for masterful multi-tasking protected by AES 128-bit encryption. USB wired mode on PC and Mac enables 8,000Hz hyper-polling, powered by CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology. The keyboard’s long-lasting battery grants 50 hours of life with RGB backlighting turned on, or up to 200 hours with backlighting off, so you can play for days.

The K100 AIR offers full control over RGB lighting effects, running up to 20 complex hardware RGB lighting layers at once thanks to AXON. Customize your keyboard with CORSAIR iCUE software, unlocking dynamic wireless RGB control, as well as key remaps, macros programming, and synchronization with the rest of your CORSAIR RGB setup. As both the aesthetic and performance focal point of your entire desktop, the K100 AIR elevates your play.

The CORSAIR K100 AIR Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is available in a wide variety of keyboard layouts worldwide.

Availability, Warranty, and Pricing

The CORSAIR K100 AIR Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is available immediately from the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.

The CORSAIR K100 AIR is backed by a two-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

For up-to-date pricing of the CORSAIR K100 AIR, please refer to the CORSAIR website or contact your local CORSAIR sales or PR representative.

Web Pages

To learn more about the CORSAIR K100 AIR, please visit:

https://corsair.com/k100-air

For a complete list of all CORSAIR keyboards, please visit:

https://corsair.com/gaming-keyboards

 

Company of Heroes 3 Delayed to Feb 2023

Company of Heroes 3™ the next game in the critically acclaimed RTS franchise is delayed to February 23rd, 2023. Company of Heroes 3 was due to launch on November 17th, but Relic Entertainment, Inc required some additional time to work on overall improvement, balancing, and fine-tuning of CoH 3 to ensure they’ll meet player expectations and deliver the deepest tactical experience in the series yet.

Since the game was first revealed in July 2021, Relic has invited players to sign up to CoH-Development, a community platform designed to receive feedback on all areas of the game. A lot of their valuable feedback has already been submitted, processed, and in many cases, implemented. Some of these features and improvements are revealed today.

    • Relic has made distinct improvements to its brand-new Dynamic Campaign Map, such as updating its new supply system, implementing a more aggressive AI, and seeing faster travel across the map through seaport and airport enhancements.
    • The studio has added a stronger focus on visual grit and details during battles, by improving shader technology and finetuning. Additionally, Relic has made significant changes to the overall lighting of CoH 3.
    • Relic has enhanced moment-to-moment gameplay by making changes to the camera positioning and providing clearer mini map information. Improvements are also being made to the HUD layout and the overall theming of the UI.
    • Seeing players experiment with the Multiplayer Pre-Alpha in November 2021 really helped the developers make significant improvements on Battlegroups, their upgrade trees, units, and call-in abilities.
    • Relic has reviewed and improved parts of the voice-over lines to ensure they are authentic to specific characters and their native accents featured in the game.

“Working with the CoH-Dev community over the last years has been an invaluable experience and we’re immensely grateful for all of their contributions to CoH3 so far”, said Justin Dowdeswell, General Manager at Relic Entertainment. “We want to deliver the biggest and most immersive game in our franchise’s history, which means we need a bit more time for bug fixing, balancing, and polishing to ensure our players have a fantastic experience at launch.”

Further details on Company of Heroes 3, CoH-Dev, and the decision to move the release date can be found in this blog article. Players can pre-order the game here and receive awesome bonus items at launch. For more information about Company of Heroes 3 head to www.companyofheroes.com, where players can still sign up for CoH-Development. You can follow the game on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

Hasbro Unveils Nerfball Organized Team Sport

Hasbro, Inc., a global branded entertainment company, today unveiled the NERF brand’s first-ever officially organized team sport, NERFBALL. Since 1969 when the beloved brand was first introduced to the world with the original NERF ball, dozens of iterations of NERF have been created across consumer products categories from sports items to blasters, apparel and much more. With several in-person and digital experiences, sports collaborations and the recent launch of Murph, the brand’s first-ever mascot, NERF has transformed itself into a true active play lifestyle brand. What started with a simple NERF ball more than 50 years ago comes full circle through a cutting-edge competitive sport, NERFBALL.

NERFBALL brings the excitement and heart pounding play of paintball and airsoft, together with the speed and agility of basketball, all combined with buzzer beating shots and unbelievable highlight moments. It’s a game built by athletes for athletes. The sport will introduce an all-new Pro series blaster, one-of-a-kind ball and a rule set designed to get your heart-rate pumping.

To launch this new sport, Hasbro is working with Donald Driver, one of football’s all-time leading receivers, dance competition champion and best-selling author. Donald has been working closely with Hasbro to design the rules and test the gameplay at his sports facility and formally bring it to market with the first public NERFBALL tournament launching in summer 2023.

“I am a huge fan of the NERF brand and have loved seeing it continue to expand into the world of sports,” said Donald Driver. “This past year has been a pleasure working with Hasbro to conceive such an exciting and entirely new sport. Through gameplay testing I’ve seen, I can confidently say that NERFBALL is sure to bring the exhilaration, rush and fun you get playing and watching other competitive sports, but in a way that only NERF can do.”

“We are thrilled to introduce NERF’s first-ever organized sport and honored to work with Donald Driver, a true sports icon for the launch to showcase the impact it’s sure to make on NERF fans and athletes everywhere,” said Teresa Pearson, Vice President of Global Franchise Strategy & Brand Management at Hasbro. “The game of NERFBALL will bring emotion, active play and competition to new heights for the brand through several unique elements. The game is inclusive and adaptable, giving fans even more of a reason to get out and play.”

In the coming months, Hasbro will announce additional details around the NERFBALL gameplay, tournament and equipment. Sign up at hasbropulse.com/nerfball to stay up to date on announcements and get your hands on the soon to be revealed, Nerf Pro blaster.

For regular updates on NERF, follow the official brand social channels on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. You can also follow the new NERF mascot, Murph, on Twitter. It’s NERF or Nothin’!

Stuntfest – World Tour Demo Out on Steam

Ready, set, EJECT! Get back on the track and in the air with the traveling action sports game Stuntfest – World Tour Developed by Pow Wow Entertainment. Starting today at 7 PM CET, test your skills and check out the Stuntfest – World Tour demo as part of Steam Next Fest for the next seven days! The demo includes 12 different tracks, 4 cars, and 5 characters – start your engine and play for free as long as you want during Steam Next Fest.

Add Stuntfest – World Tour to your wishlist on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1366850/

Stuntfest – World Tour combines racing, crashing, and destruction with a unique aimed ejection mechanism. 18 players compete against each other in an elimination-based stunt show through various nerve-wrecking game modes. The goal? To shine on stage and become the winner of the festival! Characters turn into living bullets, ejected out of the vehicles, and catapulted hundreds of meters through the air. The players maintain control when maneuvering their character while hurtling over vast distances and after crashing through huge obstacles. Up in the air, the players can take advantage of quirky gadgets to reach secret shortcuts and turn the tables at the last second. And the best part: Recover after a high jump and dive back into the next vehicle on the road!

Fallout 25th Anniversary Plans Revealed

We’re excited to announce October marks the 25th anniversary of the Fallout franchise! Join us all month long as we look back on twenty-five years of this iconic franchise, featuring developer retrospectives and tons of activities across the entire franchise, including:

  • Free week of Fallout 76
  • New Fallout Shelter Quests
  • Huge sales
  • Giveaways
  • And so much more!
  • Each week in October fans can visit www.fallout25th.com to learn what we’ve got planned for that week’s festivities.

Read on for more details about what players can expect throughout this anniversary month.

FALLOUT 76 FREE WEEK

Haven’t taken a dive into Fallout 76? Explore post-nuclear Appalachia with your friends during Fallout 76’s Free Week, concluding October 10. We’ll also be offering Fallout 76 on sale during the Free Week, allowing you to keep playing without missing a beat of progress at a discount.

A NEW UPDATE COMES TO FALLOUT SHELTER!

We’re adding new content to Fallout Shelter for the first time in over four years! Take on an alien threat in an all-new quest line featuring new enemies, take up arms with new weapons, recruit new Dwellers and decorate your Vault with a new celebration room theme. We’ll have more to show off when the update launches next week, so stay tuned!

SAVE BIG DURING FALLOUT’S FRANCHISE SALE

Newcomer to the Fallout universe or longtime fan looking to fill some missing entries in your collection? We’re offering deep discounts across the entire Fallout franchise! Players on Steam have until October 18 to take advantage of the anniversary sale, while sales on Xbox and PlayStation platforms end on October 12.

For all the latest on activities and events around the 25th anniversary of Fallout, visit www.fallout25th.com.

Valve Steam Deck 512GB NVMe SSD Review

Valve’s handheld PC gaming console, with its sleek black style is a strange, yet beautiful creature. It allows gamers to take their Steam library into a handheld platform and comes in three varieties based, mainly, on available storage. The lowest cost model features 64GB of eMMC storage and retails for $399. The mid-level Steam Deck features a 256GB NVMe SSD and an included carrying case and retails for $529. The high end Steam Deck features a 512GB NVMe SSD, carrying case, and costs $649. This higher-end model also features a special anti-glare etched glass screen that the others do not. It’s this high end model that we’ll be taking a look at in our review. Does the extra storage and anti-glare screen justify this high cost? For that matter, will PC gamers adopt such a handheld platform at all? Sure, many have consoles in addition to their gaming PCs, but does the Steam Deck provide any advantage to them that their PCs won’t?

From a design standpoint, Valve did an incredible job making the Steam Deck not only portable, but also beautiful. It features a large, 7-inch display in the middle with hand controls on each end. On the left-hand side of the Steam Deck, you’ll find a directional pad, analog stick, and a haptic feedback equipped trackpad as well as the Steam button. On the right-hand side, you’ll find another analog stick and trackpad as well as the usual A, B, X, and Y buttons found on most gamepads. Also on the right side of the Steam Deck is the is the Quick Action button. This button brings up an abbreviated array of on-screen controls which a gamer would find useful no matter if they are in or out of game (things like screen brightness). The Steam Deck feels like an expensive piece of equipment with quality build materials. Along the top of the Steam Deck are volume and power buttons as well as the headphone and USB-C power port. Also featured on the Steam Deck are shoulder/bumper buttons, triggers, and some other buttons on the back of the unit. One thing Valve did not skimp out on during the design of the Steam Deck was buttons. The anti-glare coating does seem to prevent glare from pinpointing and becoming a problem – instead, it diffuses the light and makes it less noticeable, relying on the built-in screen lighting to overpower it. It works well, but isn’t anything earth-shattering.

Powering on the Steam Deck and logging into my Steam account was very simple, and the device even had a few updates to install along the way. Overall, a very low learning curve to get going. Once all set up, the Steam Deck features a slick user interface with the ability to go through the Steam library, store, device settings, and a lot more. Valve has designed the interface to be very user friendly and I had no trouble navigating around its various functions. Valve has been very busy curating the level of Steam Deck compatibility of all of the various games in its library. They display different icons on the store cards for each game to illustrate this point. Many are still not yet rated and are basically play at your own risk experiences.

After installing several titles to the Steam Deck, I dove into a long night of game playing to see if the handheld lived up to the hype. First, I started up Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. It was listed as not yet being rated for use on Steam Deck, but I really wanted to take my Skyrim experience on the go. Something I did not consider initially was that, because the Steam Deck is connected to the Steam Cloud, it downloaded all my cloud saves! This is terrific news – it means I don’t have to start over with an entirely new character unless I wish to. Skyrim came to life and detected the game pad style control scheme. It worked! It… Worked. I was strolling through Skyrim, battling evil creatures and bandits, engaging with merchants. I spent a couple hours just exploring and enjoying the overall experience. The volume of the Steam Deck can be pushed up to a decent level and sounded great. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was another stand-out hit in my Steam Deck usage. I played the game for hours on end while laying in bed trying to get to sleep. A word of warning – if you keep the Steam Deck on your night stand, expect to lose sleep.

One of the interesting dynamics of playing on the Steam Deck is that it does become a game console style controller experience. Even though they offer things like virtual keyboards and touchpads which can act as mouse emulators, it just doesn’t replicate the PC gaming experience. This means that not all of the PC games you enjoy are going to translate to the Steam Deck unless they are games with game controller capabilities already. It also means that if you are expecting the Steam Deck to become your PC away from home, you could be disappointed. While there is a Windows-like OS that can be switched to at will, it remains to be seen exactly what apps will be available for it. One fun thing about the PC feature set is that it allows your to bring up the virtual keyboard in-game. It means that you can enable any tweaks or cheat codes built into the game at will – something you can’t do on the console versions of the titles usually.

Overall, if you are looking to take most of your PC games on the road with you and enjoy them on what is essentially a grown-up version of the Nintendo Switch, you will love your Valve Steam Deck.

LG OLED Flex Bendable 42 Inch Display Announced

LG Electronics (LG) is introducing LG OLED Flex (model LX3), an innovative new TV boasting the world’s first bendable 42-inch OLED screen. Perfect for immersive console, PC and cloud gaming, and for enjoying live TV broadcasts and content streaming services, LG OLED Flex ushers in a whole new era of screen customizability. The LX3’s remarkable display can go from completely flat to spectacularly curved (900R),1 letting users choose their ideal arc from twenty levels of curvature, for a truly personalized viewing experience.

The game-changing form factor of the LG OLED Flex is made possible by LG’s backlight-free, self-lit OLED technology. Whether flat or curved, the LG OLED evo technology-equipped LX3 delivers the same exceptional picture quality and performance that have made LG OLED the choice of discerning consumers the world over. Providing infinite contrast, deep blacks, highly-accurate colors (100 percent color fidelity certified),2 a lightning-fast 0.1 millisecond response time and low input lag, LG OLED Flex will make users feel like they’re part of the on-screen action.

In addition to lifelike image quality, powered by α (Alpha) 9 Gen 5 intelligent processor and unique picture algorithms, LG OLED Flex offers outstanding eye comfort as evidenced by its multiple flicker-free, glare-free3 certifications. Easier on the eyes, the LX3’s OLED screen enables users to enjoy longer gaming sessions and binge-watch their favorite shows without experiencing eye fatigue. Meanwhile, the application of LG’s super anti-reflection (SAR) coating helps to reduce visual distractions, so that users can focus all their attention on what’s on screen.

With compelling customization options for a more personalized user experience, the bendable 42-inch display is unlike anything else on the market. Users can quickly adjust the LX3’s curvature to one of two available presets using the dedicated button on the remote control or manually change the degree of curvature in five percent increments over 20 different levels. Additionally, the screen of LG OLED Flex can be tilted toward up to 10 degrees or away up to 5 degrees from the user and has a height-adjustable stand – up or down by 140 millimeters – guaranteeing ergonomic comfort for those who like to sit up, and those who like to lean back.

What’s more, the LX3 comes with exclusive features and functions that give users greater control over their gaming experience. For example, they can adjust the size of the onscreen image4 according to their individual preferences or the genre of game they’re playing. Fans of role playing games (RPGs), racing games or platformers will likely want to use all 42 inches of the screen, while real time strategy (RTS) or first-person shooter (FPS) gamers might prefer a 32- or 27-inch image that allows them to see everything going on in the game-environment at a glance. The image resize feature can be easily accessed from the ultra-convenient Gaming Dashboard menu, where users can also choose the position high, low or centered of the smaller image on screen.

The new Game app, which is exclusive to the LX3, supports custom screensavers, offers shortcuts to popular apps, such as Twitch and YouTube, and provides a list of connected external input devices, all on the same screen. Revamped for LG OLED Flex, LG’s Gaming Optimizer adds customized sound settings for specific game genres to its diverse range of gamer-centric picture and audio options. Its dedicated game sound settings menu includes an equalizer, switches for AI Game Sound and Dolby Atmos, and offers access to advanced audio settings, enabling users to tailor the gaming experience precisely how they want it.

Gamers will also appreciate the LX3’s Multi View mode, which allows them to view content from two different sources simultaneously and select which audio they want to hear. This means they can play a PC or a console game while watching YouTube videos5 streamed from their smartphone at the same time.

For maximum convenience, the Switching Hub function makes it possible to use the LG OLED Flex’s built-in microphone and any devices connected via its USB ports such as a headset, keyboard or mouse with a PC connected by HDMI cable. By pressing the source switching button on the side of the LX3’s stand, users can switch device connection back and forth between PC and LG OLED Flex without having to physically disconnect and reconnect anything. Additionally, the built-in mic provides effective echo-cancellation for crystal-clear voice chatting while gaming.

The LX3 also delivers excellent sound with two front-firing 40W speakers that help further elevate the gaming and content-viewing experience. And with built-in support for Dolby Atmos, the TV adds greater clarity, depth and liveliness to audio on compatible titles.

LG’s outstanding OLED TV lineup, including the new LG OLED Flex, offers one of the best big-screen gaming experiences around, with support for Dolby Vision gaming at 4K 120Hz and the latest HDMI 2.1 features, such as variable refresh rate (VRR) and auto low latency mode (ALLM). Moreover, LG’s bendable display is G-SYNC® Compatible and AMD FreeSync™ Premium certified, ensuring tear- and stutter-free visuals that help bring games fully to life.

To complete the personalized user experience, LG OLED Flex incorporates a customizable lighting feature into its shield-like rear design. The LX3’s lighting enhances the atmosphere by synchronizing with the video or audio of the content playing on screen, offering five modes6 for users to choose from.

LG Flex will be on display at IFA 2022 in LG’s booth in Hall 18 of Messe Berlin.

Pre-Orders Live for The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying 5E Adaptation

Middle-earth is opening up for new adventurers. Free League Publishing today launched the pre-order for the 5E adaptation of the award-winning second edition of The One Ring™ RPG, entitled The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying, alongside the Shire™ Adventures compendium. The pre-order gives immediate access to the complete PDFs of both volumes.

The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying is 236-page hardback volume that contains what you need to create 5E adventures set in the world’s most popular fantasy setting: six original heroic cultures from the land of Eriador, six new classes, a host of terrifying adversaries, and comprehensive rules for journeys, councils, wondrous artefacts, and the subtle magic of Middle-earth.

Shire™ Adventures is a 104-page hardback volume that describes the Shire in great detail, as well as five short adventures and seven pre-generated characters, including famous Bagginses, Tooks, and Brandybucks! The contents of Shire™ Adventures are adapted from the Starter Set for The One Ring™ RPG.

The new edition of The One Ring™ RPG, set in the world of The Lord of the Rings™ by J.R.R. Tolkien and designed by Francesco Nepitello and Marco Maggi, became the most successful tabletop roleplaying core game ever on Kickstarter in March 2021. Now Middle-earth is open for new roleplayers with a brand new 5E adaptation.

Find out more here: https://freeleaguepublishing.com/en/store/?collection_id=404325695746

The official retail release of both works is planned for Q1 2023, but the pre-order in the Free League webshop gives immediate access to complete PDFs of both volumes.

The War of the Ring, Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, The One Ring and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Middle-earth Enterprises, LLC and are used under license by Sophisticated Games Ltd and their respective licensees. © 2022 Sophisticated Games Ltd.

World of Warships Legends Unveils Halloween Season Content

Wargaming, the publisher and developer of the leading naval MMO World of Warships, is celebrating the scariest season of the year in its console title World of Warships: Legends. Leading this update is a three-week Halloween event offering no tricks and a range of treats, with newly researchable German alternative battleships and a new Legendary Bureau project.

Something wicked this way comes

Kicking off the freakish festivities is the three-week event “A Light in the Dark ‘22”, with a cooperative battle against AI to defeat the legendary Rasputin. Running from October 17 to November 7, the event offers up impressive rewards, with the enviable Commonwealth Tier V Premium cruiser Perth waiting among prizes. To celebrate Halloween, World of Warships: Legends is also introducing a range of creepy content. Both Commanders and ships can get in on the costumed action, with three special guises for naval personnel and a range of themed ship skins available.

Legendary Bourgogne enters the Bureau

Closing out this update is a new addition to the Marine Nationale with Legendary Tier battleship Bourgogne. Bourgogne is the fastest battleship at the highest Tier in the game, and capitalizes on this advantage with both Main Battery Reload Booster and Engine Boost consumables. Able to swiftly relocate around the map and sustain a high rate of fire against enemy ships, Bourgogne is a worthy Bureau project to endeavour and can be obtained through the Store.