Author - Jerry Paxton

The Chant Accolades Trailer Released

The Chant – the single-player, third-person, cosmic horror action adventure launching Nov. 3 ­– has a brand-new preview accolades video enticing players to travel to a remote island on the Pacific coast and join a spiritual retreat, far from a regular holiday destination.

Developed by Brass Token and published by Prime Matter, The Chant is said to be “a big surprise; making its way to the most anticipated upcoming titles,” by Press Start from Australia and, “a full blast of cosmic cultist horror,” by the German outlet ingame.

Diverse international media had the chance to put go hands-on with The Chant for the first time during Gamescom, held in Cologne, Germany at the end of August.

The Chant is set on Glory Island at remote spiritual retreat. After a mystic ritual goes wrong and awakens The Gloom (a colorful psychedelic dimension of terror that feeds off negative energy), the main character, Jess, must face her own fears to reverse the ritual. “Brass Token has put a lot of care into the game,” highlights Wccftech from the US.

To survive, players must craft, fight, and escape the sinister legacy of an older 1970s cult and the spiritual and physical beings they unleashed. The game is, IGN France says, “the new gem from Prime Matter.”

Mike Skupa, Creative Director says, “It’s been inspiring to hear people’s impressions after playing The Chant. Seeing fans of the horror genre reference inspirations from classic survival horror games to weird fiction and beyond, reminds us why we created this game in the first place.”

The Chant is “looking and sounding pretty interesting,” (Pushsquare, UK) since it is a thrilling blend of twisted and colorful characters and a ’70s-inspired atmospheric soundtrack designed by renowned composer Paul Ruskay.

Pre-orders for The Chant are available now.

The Chant´s digital pre-order is already live. Bonuses for pre-ordering include a 1970s-themed in-game VFX filter mode and an exclusive 1970s-inspired spiritual retreat outfit.

Physical pre-orders are also available at local retailers such as GameStop – https://www.gamestop.com/search/?q=the+chant&lang=default

Follow The Chant:

Official Website: www.thechant.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheChantGame

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheChantGame

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thechantgame

The Dark Pictures Anthology Man of Medan and Little Hope Now Out on Next-Gen Consoles

Leading video game publisher and developer Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. today announced THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY titles MAN OF MEDAN and LITTLE HOPE are now available for PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S. These games mark the beginning of the anthology’s series of standalone branching cinematic horror games designed to present a new terrifying experience on a regular basis. Each game is unconnected from other entries in the anthology and features a brand-new story, setting, and new cast of characters.

Timed with these releases is a free game update that brings improved UI and gameplay, added difficulty settings and QTE warnings, wider accessibility, and more for players of the legacy versions of both titles on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via STEAM®. Additionally, MAN OF MEDAN will have a surprise in store for players with an extended chapter titled “Flooded” that introduces new gameplay and a shocking twist to the game’s ending.

“With THE DEVIL IN ME releasing this November, now is the perfect time for players to experience the intimate horror and chilling stories in the first two chapters of THE DARK PICTURES anthology in MAN OF MEDAN and LITTLE HOPE,” said Dan Ham, Senior Brand Manager at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “While each story in THE DARK PICTURES stands on its own, these enhanced versions of the first two titles along with a free update are a great way for new and existing fans to whet their appetite with this unique brand of horror as the final, and perhaps darkest, chapter of the first season of the anthology looms.”

MAN OF MEDAN, the first game in the anthology, brings supernatural horror to the South Pacific. Five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip with a rumored WWII wreck to discover. As the day unfolds and a storm rolls in, their trip soon changes into something much more sinister. Who will live? Who will die? It comes down to you. Can you save them all?

In LITTLE HOPE, the second game, after their bus crashes in bad weather, four college students and their teacher become stranded in an isolated town miles from anywhere. Trapped by a mysterious fog in the town of Little Hope, they search desperately for a means of escape while visions of the past haunt them from the shadows.

In THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY: THE DEVIL IN ME, a documentary film crew must escape a nightmarish experience in a place called “the murder hotel,” a grim setting where they encounter gruesome discoveries and murderous traps set for them by their mysterious host. THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY: THE DEVIL IN ME is scheduled to release on November 18, 2022, for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via STEAM®.

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities Official Trailer

In CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmaker and creator, executive producer and co-showrunner Guillermo del Toro has curated a collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories meant to challenge our traditional notions of horror. From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy, these eight equally sophisticated and sinister tales (including two original stories by del Toro) are brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro.

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’s CABINET OF CURIOSITIES will debut Tuesday, October 25, launching a special four day, double episode Netflix & Chills Halloween event. Two all-new CABINET OF CURIOSITIES tales will debut daily through Friday, October 28, when the entire collection of eight stories will be available to Netflix members around the world.

The anthology series is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro; executive produced by Academy Award winner J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water; Sex/Life), who also serves as co-showrunner; and executive produced by Gary Ungar. Regina Corrado serves as co-executive producer. Del Toro also serves as host.

Six Days in Fallujah Featured by Imperial War Museum London in New Exhibition

Victura, Inc. today announced that one of the world’s most respected authorities on conflict, London’s Imperial War Museum, has opened its exhibition War Games: Real Conflicts | Virtual Worlds | Extreme Entertainment. Open today until May 28, 2023, this exhibit, which seeks to challenge perceptions of how video games interpret stories about war and conflict, includes exclusive game footage and interviews with the development team from Six Days in Fallujah, Victura’s upcoming tactical military-shooter video game.

Conceived by a Marine who was badly wounded during the combat, Six Days in Fallujah recreates true stories from 2004’s Second Battle of Fallujah, which became one of the world’s toughest and most impactful modern battles. In the game, players assume the roles of real Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi civilians as they participate in critical moments during the battle. Over 100 Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqi civilians who were present during the Second Battle of Fallujah have shared their personal stories, photographs, and video recordings with the development team. The game gives voice to these stories through gameplay and first-person accounts captured in original documentary interview footage.

“Six Days in Fallujah lets players become virtual participants during a world-changing historical event, offering context and insight that hasn’t been possible until now,” according to Victura CEO Peter Tamte. “It’s inspiring to see one of the world’s most respected authorities on conflict demonstrate the important ways games like Six Days in Fallujah can use interactivity to help players understand the events shaping our world.”

Chris Cooper and Ian Kikuchi, Imperial War Museums’ co-curators of the War Games exhibition, say: “Paintings, books, plays, films and tv shows have all told gripping stories about conflict. Video games have continued this tradition in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, becoming today’s largest and fastest growing entertainment industry. We hope this exhibition prompts visitors to consider the influence this media might have on our perceptions and understanding of war and conflict.”

More information about Six Days in Fallujah is available at www.sixdays.com. More information about IWM’s War Games exhibition is available at https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/war-games.

PC Building Simulator 2 Hits Epic Games Store on October 12

Spiral House and Epic Games announced that PC Building Simulator 2 will be released on the Epic Games Store on October 12. The sequel to the 2018 cult hit, PC Building Simulator 2 is available to pre-purchase from Oct 5 for 10% off the regular price of £19.99/€24.99/$24.99. As a “thank you,” players who participated in the free open beta test earlier this year will receive a 15% discount off the regular price through the end of 2022.

Developed by veteran Liverpool, UK development team Spiral House, and published by Epic Games, PC Building Simulator 2 pushes the limits of virtual PC creation, rendering players’ dream machines in more detail than ever before. With over 1,200 officially licensed parts from industry giants like AMD, Intel, NVIDIA and enthusiast brands like Thermal Grizzly, players will be able to customize and optimize their builds to the next level. And yes – that means even more RGB.

Alongside a challenging new 30+ hour career mode, PC Building Simulator 2 brings improved graphical fidelity, a host of new features to deepen the PC building experience, and steps up the realism of hardware and software simulation.

PC Building Simulator 2 will be available from October 12 on the Epic Games Store for £19.99/€24.99/$24.99.

Check out Spiral House on their official site and Twitter, and keep up with Epic Games on their store and Twitter.

6th Annual Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party Announced

The Little Tokyo Ghost Club presents the 6th annual Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party from 6 p.m to midnight on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The 21+ event invites ghosts and ghouls to explore Downtown Los Angeles’ most historic neighborhood after dark and experience Little Tokyo like never before.

Discover the secret event location to unveil a spooktacular scene featuring costume contests, a DJ playing wicked tunes, and a bevy of fangtastic food and beverages to purchase from Little Tokyo’s most spellbinding businesses. Entrance is free with RSVP at HauntedLittleTokyo.com.

WHEN:

Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 6pm – 12am

WHERE:

Little Tokyo – Downtown Los Angeles

*The secret Block Party location will be shared upon check-in at Brunswig Square (360 E. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012).

PRICE:

Free with RSVP at HauntedLittleTokyo.com. RSVP by Friday, October 29 at 9 pm.

INFORMATION & RSVP:

For more information about Haunted Little Tokyo and to RSVP to the Block Party please visit HauntedLittleTokyo.com.

*The Haunted Little Tokyo Block Party is a 21+ event.

ABOUT GO LITTLE TOKYO

Go Little Tokyo is a community-led effort aimed at highlighting the unique cultural programs, community events, and dining and shopping experiences found in Little Tokyo. As one of Los Angeles’ most vibrant cultural hubs, there is an abundance of destinations and landmarks in and around this historic walkable neighborhood and Go Little Tokyo will help you uncover them. Go Little Tokyo is a project produced by Little Tokyo Community Council (LTCC) and made possible with support from Metro. For more information, visit littletokyola.org/golittletokyo.

ABOUT THE LITTLE TOKYO GHOST CLUB

The Little Tokyo Ghost Club is a network of leaders in Little Tokyo who are dedicated to creating an unforgettable Halloween experience each year. Members of the ghost club and presenters of this series of events include:

  • Little Tokyo Community Council (LTCC)
  • Café Dulce
  • Wolf & Crane
  • Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE)
  • Azay
  • Anime Jungle
  • Go Little Tokyo

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes Begins Production Next Month

20th Century Studios’ “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” starring Owen Teague (“It”), Freya Allen (“The Witcher”) and Peter Macon (“The Orville”), will begin production next month under the direction of Wes Ball (“The Maze Runner” trilogy). This film starts an all-new chapter in the “Planet of the Apes” saga, picking up many years after the conclusion of 2017’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.” The screenplay is by Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), and Patrick Aison (“Prey”). Joe Hartwick Jr. (“The Maze Runner” trilogy), Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Jason Reed (“Mulan”) are the film’s producers. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are the executive producers.

Steve Asbell, President 20th Century Studios said, “’Planet of the Apes’ is one of the most iconic and storied science fiction franchises in film history, as well as being an indelible part of our studio’s legacy. With ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ we are privileged to continue the series’ tradition of imaginative, thought-provoking cinema, and can’t wait to share Wes’ extraordinary vision for this new chapter with audiences in 2024.”

“Planet of the Apes” is one of 20th Century Studios’ most popular and enduring franchises, amassing more than $1.7 billion worldwide. Based on a novel by Pierre Boulle, the first film in the series was released by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1968 and went on to become one of the year’s biggest hits, winning a special Academy Award® and followed by four theatrical sequels and two television series. A remake, “Planet of the Apes,” directed by Tim Burton, was released in 2001, then a 2011 reboot, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” was followed by two sequels, 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and 2017’s “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

Elgato Unveils Wave DX XLR Microphone

Elgato, a leading provider of hardware and software for content creators, today announced the launch of Wave DX. A premium XLR microphone with proven dynamic capsule technology designed in close cooperation with Lewitt Audio, Wave DX works with any XLR preamp or audio interface to produce studio-quality sound right out of the box.

Built from the ground up to reproduce precise vocals without coloration, Wave DX captures clean audio to make it easier than ever for creators to sculpt their sonic signature with effects and EQ. The wide cardioid polar pattern picks up lifelike lows and detailed highs while rejecting unwanted background noise. An internal pop filter reduces pops and hisses caused by plosive speech sounds,while steel construction reduces internal noise artifacts and protects the capsule. A removable logo can be mounted on the left or right of the microphone and rotated to look right on camera, while the included mono mount prevents a connected XLR cable from jamming.

“After the groundbreaking release of Wave:3, we set out to create a high-end yet accessible dynamic mic that sounds incredible,” said Julian Fest, SVP and GM of Elgato. “Being an analog microphone, Wave DX will slot into any XLR setup. But plug it into the Elgato Wave XLR interface, and you’ve got yourself a complete broadcast setup powered by Wave Link mixing software, VST audio effects, and Stream Deck control, which brings your entire streaming or podcasting setup together. It’s this inter-compatibility that makes the Elgato ecosystem so powerful, and we’re excited to expand our audio lineup with Wave DX.”

When paired with the Wave XLR microphone interface (available as a bundle on elgato.com), Wave DX integrates with Elgato’s powerful Wave Link software mixer, allowing creators to blend their mic feed with multiple audio sources, create sub mixes, and add third-party VST effects, including EQ, compression, or reverb. Creators with GeForce RTX GPUs can also benefit from NVIDIA Broadcast integration, which enables AI-powered noise and room echo removal effects that dramatically improve audio quality. Like all Elgato software, Wave Link integrates perfectly with Stream Deck to give you instant, tactile control of your entire audio workflow. Wave XLR also makes controlling Wave DX easy thanks to a silent capacitive mute button and multifunctional control dial, while Elgato’s lauded Clipguard technology prevents sound distortion when input levels peak.

Investing in a new broadcasting setup can be challenging. To make it easier, Elgato will be offering special launch bundles, including the entire XLR experience, to get you up and running immediately: Wave DX, Wave XLR, Wave Mic Arm, and an Elgato XLR cable.

Whether you’re just getting started or looking to upgrade, Wave DX equips you to sound professional and turn your setup into a powerful broadcast studio.

Availability

Elgato Wave DX is available immediately from the Elgato and CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.

Elgato Wave DX is backed by a two-year warranty and the CORSAIR & Elgato worldwide customer service and technical support network.

For up-to-date pricing of Elgato Wave DX, please refer to the Elgato website or contact your local CORSAIR/Elgato sales or PR representative.

Web Pages

For more information on Elgato Wave DX, please visit:

www.elgato.com/wave-dx

SuperPower 3 Trailer Talks About the Economy

Investing in infrastructure is critical. And education, of course. And Healthcare, and research … and hey, what about the environment? There are many ways a country can spend its money, but the trick is to balance your budget. Of course, you receive money from taxes – but how can you make more without making your people pay for it? As a leader, it is up to you to grow the economy, and to provide income for your citizens and goods to trade to other nations. A country’s economy is the key to success in many other areas, and is essential to consider if you want to lead your nation to prosperity, happiness, and glory.

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…

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Enhanced Edition Out Now on Consoles

Owlcat Games today launched its multi award-winning, critically-acclaimed epic RPG Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/ S via backward compatibility / Smart Delivery), as well as Nintendo Switch via the Cloud.

The Enhanced Edition of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is the standard version for the console release, featuring quality-of-life improvements, a photo mode, together with additional high-level content related to several mythic paths and other features and tweaks. All owners of the PC version will also receive a free update to the Enhanced Edition today.

The console versions include all free DLCs released together with premium content that is available separately or as a Season Pass on PlayStation and Xbox. Premium DLCs for Nintendo Switch will be released at a later stage.