Author - Jerry Paxton

NECA Announces Universal Monsters Figures Coming this Year

U.S.-based National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) has announced plans for its full line of Universal Monsters action figures. Working closely with Universal Brand Development, LUGOSI LLC, and Chaney Entertainment, the figures will capture the horror world’s most iconic figures in NECA’s long-running Ultimate format.

The first figure (arriving in July) will be Frankenstein’s Monster from Frankenstein (1931), which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. The sculpt captures Boris Karloff’s poignant portrayal of the misunderstood monster in authentic black-and-white. A color version of the figure will follow.

Subsequent figures set for 2021 will include Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolf Man from The Wolf Man (1941), Boris Karloff as the titular figure in The Mummy (1932), and Bela Lugosi as the legendary Count in Dracula (1931).

“We are proud to be working with NECA to include Bela Lugosi as Dracula as an Ultimate figure,” said Lynne Lugosi Sparks, CEO of LUGOSI LLC. “NECA’s attention to detail is amazing and we are happy to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bela Lugosi’s iconic screen performance as Dracula with this figure.”

NECA’s Ultimate format is a favorite among collectors for its complete portrayal of a character with a wide array of alternate heads, hands, and accessories so that many iconic moments from the movie can be recreated. The 5th-panel packaging also allows collectors to remove and replace without damaging the packaging.

“As a lifelong fan of Universal Monsters, this is a dream come true,” said Randy Falk, NECA VP & senior director of product development. “I’ve been collecting Universal Monsters toys since I was a kid. This line aims to create something hyper-realistic and ultra-detailed for people like me who grew up watching these amazing movies and have always longed for definitive versions.”

Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl Coming to More Platforms

Interabang Entertainment, in collaboration with Spoony Bard Productions, is stoked to announce that Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl, a side-scrolling 8-bit-inspired beat-em-up previously released on Nintendo Switch and Steam, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One/X|S on May 20. The new versions of Mall Brawl will be available digitally and as a special physical release in collaboration with Limited Run Games.

Mall Brawl has been upgraded with higher-quality visuals and a remixed soundtrack for PlayStation and Xbox, and those enhancements will also make their way to Nintendo Switch and Steam via a free update.

Mall Brawl will be available digitally for $14.99 on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. To mark its latest release, the game is being discounted 10 percent at launch week on all platforms, including Nintendo Switch and Steam.

Limited Run Games is also releasing Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl as a physical edition for PlayStation 4. Pre-orders start today and will run for four weeks, ending on May 23. Fans can pick up the Standard version on PlayStation 4 for $29.99. Ultimate Jay and Silent Bob fans can opt to get the Collector’s Edition for $54.99 which includes:

  • A physical version of Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl on PlayStation 4.
  • Retro cartridge sleeve that fits the standard game case
  • 12 Song 8-Bit Mall Brawl Soundtrack
  • 18’ x 24’ Reversible Poster

After sabotaging a public-access TV “Truth or Date” broadcast that was being filmed at the mall, Jay and Silent Bob are pursued by the chief of security LaFours and his low-level goons. The duo will have to battle a path back home to their familiar post outside the Quick Stop. They’ll face countless security guards, aggressive mall rats, bouncing barrels, and a host of other threats that are bound to be familiar to players who grew up in the NES era of 8-bit brawlers.

Mall Brawl stars Kevin Smith’s iconic duo in a game that draws from the entire View Askeweniverse. Players can take on the challenge solo, swapping between characters at will, or bring along a bud for some two-player couch co-op. The pixel art may give you flashbacks to simpler times, but combos, weapons, and other touches provide depth for those who seek it.

In addition to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Mall Brawl will be available on Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility. Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch, Interabang’s follow-up to Mall Brawl, is coming to PC later this year.

For more information, please visit mallbrawlgame.com.

Guardian of Lore Release Date Announced

Developed by Round 2 Games, Guardian of Lore is a platform game in which we must protect the native legends of the Latin America folklore. It will be launched on Steam on May 18th, at the cost of U$ 17.99. This is the first title developed by Round 2 Games for PC, which had previous experiences with learning platforms and mobile games. There is also the idea of ​​launching the game for other platforms, such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The ideia behind this plot comes from Leopoldo Aizersztein mind, head of Round 2 Games: “I’ve been a little tired of always facing the same type of enemies in video games. When I started making my research into LATAM mythology, The Walking Dead was at its peak and EVERYTHING was zombies related. Also, I heard of a couple of myths that were really interesting/funny. I was a fan of Greek Mythology, Roman, Nordic, and so on, but I feel like it’s been enough”.

In a mystic library, prince Sayri must protect the legends of latin american folklore, which have been threatened by an evil force who wishes to destroy them. Get ready to travel to worlds inspired by ancient legends like Yerba Mate, the Flower of Lirolay, the Snowy Mountains of Merida, and many others, with the power of the Amulet of Yebichai.

The locations and enemies have strong influence in its visuals, which can be defeated with weapons or magical spells. “There are countless versions of each story, there aren’t real written records of any of them, so I had to choose each of them carefully trying to be as truthful to them as possible”, says Leopoldo.

Each one also has a boss which gives you its knowledge after being defeated. This knowledge gives the prince new powers and abilities, which will become important tools to protect the mystic library and maintain the legends to the future generations to come.

“In my opinion, it’s amazing what we’ve accomplished”, Leopoldo added. “We struggled with bugs, criticism, and who knows what else, but now, I can honestly say that we’ve done a game in Ecuador that is able to compete internationally in the market. I think the whole team has put some part of themselves in this game and I couldn’t wish for more”.

Learn more about Guardian of Lore by checking our Steam Page and following our social Media Channels.

Universal Studios Hollywood Official Re-Opens

Today is a day to celebrate as Universal Studios Hollywood officially reopens, welcoming guests back to the theme park to experience its dynamic thrill rides and attractions, including the all-new “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!” and “Jurassic World—The Ride,” which features the spectacularly realistic new dinosaur, Indominus rex.

The momentous occasion kicked off yesterday for Annual and Season Pass Members who were treated to a special park preview.

While most rides will be operational, some rides and attractions will reopen at a later date as the theme park complies with government restrictions. Universal Studios Hollywood continues to work in partnership with health and government officials to implement new health and safety procedures that include controlled capacity to enforce physical distancing and required face coverings.  In accordance with government guidelines, only California residents may visit the theme park at this time and party size is limited to three households.

“We have been looking forward to this moment for over a year and are incredibly thrilled to reopen our theme park today,” said Karen Irwin, President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood. “There is certainly lots to celebrate and we are overjoyed to return team members to work and welcome guests back to enjoy a Universal Studios Hollywood experience that is better than ever.”

Tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood are on sale for California residents only and can be purchased here. The theme park is continuing to celebrate Annual and Season Pass Members with a series of complimentary Bonus Days on select days through Sunday, May 16; these Bonus Days can be reserved here by Annual and Season Pass Members.  Annual and Season Pass Members will be able to resume regular use of their passes starting on Monday, May 17.

After more than a year of closure, Universal Studios Hollywood is ready for its close-up and calling “action on the all-new “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!” and “Jurassic World—The Ride,” which features the spectacularly realistic new dinosaur, Indominus rex.

Here’s what guests can expect:

A stroll along the cleverly themed Pets Place will bring guests to the front of Katie’s NYC apartment building where the innovative “The Secret Life of Pets:  Off the Leash!” ride resides.

This all-new tech-savvy adventure inspired by Illumination’s blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets films, answers the question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?”

This impressive new ride combines 64 technologically-advanced animated figures with hyper-realistic media and projection mapping designed to take guests on a journey to meet some of their favorite Illumination characters from the movies, including Max, Snowball, Gidget, Chloe and Duke, along with a host of other animal friends, who have all been transformed and transported into the live-action world. From blinking eyes to eyebrow movements, from head tilts to head nods, from moving mouths to smiles, from ear curls to lip curls, from full torso twists to physically walking, the depth of mobility and function programmed within each of these loveable characters creates an experience unlike any other theme park ride.

The grand reopening of Universal Studios Hollywood also brings guests face-to-face with “Jurassic World—The Ride’s” all-new, extraordinarily realistic dinosaur, the Indominus rex, who stakes her claim at the ride’s finale in a forceful battle with her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Breaking new ground with highly complex innovations, this fully-articulated lifelike Indominus injects intense new thrills, excitement and intrigue to the already dynamic ride.  Spanning nearly 55 feet horizontally from head to tail and over 22 feet vertically, the Indominus’ imposing presence will be amplified by the fluidity of her motions and synchronized movements that deliver an unprecedented level of authenticity.  From the subtle blinking of her eyes, the flexing of her arms and claws and clenching of her jaw as she bears her razor-sharp teeth, the colossal Indominus rex will lunge from her hillside setting, stalking guests just before they descend the giant waterfall drop to escape her grasp.

Of course, these new experiences are among the many welcoming attractions and themed environments that await guests upon their return to Universal Studios Hollywood, including “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and the critically-acclaimed rides, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the Mummy:  The Ride,” Despicable Me’s “Super Silly Fun Land,” and “Springfield, U.S.A.,” home of America’s favorite animated family, “The Simpsons.” The theme park’s signature attraction and world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind-the-scenes of an authentic production movie and television studio and where they can experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D,” will also open.

The safety and well-being of guests and team members is a top priority for Universal Studios Hollywood, and the following guidelines outline the theme park’s new health and safety protocols, also highlighted in this video and detailed on the Universal Studios Hollywood website.

  • Temperature checks for all Guests upon arrival. If temperatures exceed 100.4° Fahrenheit / 38° Celsius or greater, Guests will not be permitted to enter.
  • Face coverings required for all Guests throughout their visit. Face coverings also will be available for purchase.
  • Controlled capacity within the theme park, and limited occupancy at all CityWalk venues to help enforce physical distancing. Some areas and programs may remain temporarily closed.
  • Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting at all food locations, restrooms, and all other high touch points.
  • Physical distancing practices at all locations throughout the park and at rides and attractions.
  • Eating and drinking permitted only in designated dining areas.
  • Contactless payment options wherever possible.

More information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Regular updates can be found on Universal Studios Hollywood’s Twitter @UniStudios, Facebook-Universal Studios Hollywood and Instagram @UniStudios.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Gets A New Trailer

Known as the gold standard of survival horror games with over 100 million units shipped worldwide, Resident Evil is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with the upcoming original CG anime series, RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness, launching exclusively on Netflix in July this year.

Eiichiro Hasumi, the critically-acclaimed director behind some of Japan’s biggest live-action hits including the “Umizaru”- or “Mozu” series, as well as “The Sun Does Not Move” will be directing the upcoming series. As this marks director Hasumi’s first anime work, he spoke about his joy and aspirations in taking on this new challenge: “Being involved in a work with such a long history and so many fans gave me more joy than it did pressure. While this is a full CG anime, I strove to adjust the camerawork and lighting atmosphere to resemble the live-action filming I usually do to instill this work with a sense of realism. I hope that both fans of the “Resident Evil” series and non-fans alike can enjoy watching the series in one go.”

Yugo Kanno will be responsible for the musical score, breathing life into the epic tale. Kanno is a versatile musician active in a wide range of fields and genres, including documentaries and games, with a particular focus on films, TV dramas, and animation. Looking back on the days he spent experimenting and creating the music that expresses the unique atmosphere of the much-loved series, he says: “I inherited the spirit of the many people who worked on the previous “Resident Evil” titles and took on the challenge of creating a new atmosphere through trial-and-error. I was keenly aware that this work would be released on Netflix, so I focused on the scale of a Hollywood film so that overseas viewers could also enjoy this. Since I received the same detailed orders as usual from Director Hasumi, I was not particularly conscious of the fact this was an animation during its production. In fact, it feels like I am only now realizing that this is an animated series (laughs).”

A character trailer focused on Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield has also been revealed. Leon, who is investigating a hacking incident, and Claire, visiting to petition the government to construct a welfare facility, have a chance reunion at the White House. A strange drawing from a little boy and an unexpected power outage in the White House mark the beginning of the infinite darkness.

About Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness

In 2006, there were traces of improper access to secret Presidential files found in the White House’s computer network. American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is among the group invited to the White House to investigate this incident, but when the lights suddenly go out, Leon and the SWAT team are forced to take down a horde of mysterious zombies. Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield encounters a mysterious image drawn by a young boy in a country she visited, while providing support to refugees. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. The next morning, Claire visits the White House to request the construction of a welfare facility. There, she has a chance reunion with Leon and uses the opportunity to show him the boy’s drawing. Leon seems to realize some sort of connection between the zombie outbreak at the White House and the strange drawing, but he tells Claire that there is no relation and leaves. In time, these two zombie outbreaks in distant countries lead to events that shake the nation to its very core.

2021 TCM Classic Film Festival Lineup Announced

Calling all film fans – Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today released the extensive lineup of talent, films, and exclusive content for the 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival, airing from Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 9 at two virtual venues: the TCM network and the Classics Curated by TCM Hub on HBO Max.

View Turner Classic Movies Schedule
View HBO Max Lineup

You can also see the linear schedule here

Programming and Talent highlights of the Festival include:

  • Opening Night on Thursday, May 6 at 8pm ET features the 60th anniversary screening of West Side Story (1961) with stars Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn giving new and exclusive interviews. Opening Night will premiere simultaneously on TCM and HBO Max
  • The Masters collection on HBO Max, featuring interviews with directors Barry Levinson (Good Morning, Vietnam) and Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA)
  • Debbie Allen introduces Fame (1980) and sits down for an exclusive interview
  • Michael Douglas introduces One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) on HBO Max
  • Jacqueline Bisset introduces Bullitt (1968) on TCM and on HBO Max
  • The world broadcast premiere of Bill Morrison’s latest short film on TCM, let me come in (2021), featuring decayed film reels from the lost German silent film Pawns of Passion (1928) and co-presented by the Los Angeles Opera
  • A tribute to iconic comedian Martin Short with Clifford (1994) and Innerspace (1987) on HBO Max
  • SF Sketchfest Presents a table read of Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) on TCM, adapted by comedian Dana Gould and featuring Maria Bamford, Bobcat Goldthwait, Oscar Nuñez,
  • Laraine Newman, Bob Odenkirk, David Koechner, Janet Varney, Jonah Ray, Paul F. Tompkins, Gary Anthony Williams, Baron Vaughn, Deborah Baker Jr. and Kat Aagesen

Fans will also be able to engage with the Festival at live virtual events and experiences throughout the weekend including:

  • The return of fan favorite Meet TCM panel where network execs share insight into the network, how programming is scheduled and produced, and a preview of upcoming events and series, will be live on Wednesday, May 5
  • Club TCM, a staple at the in-person Festival, is going virtual this year. Fans can join on Zoom to hear from TCM hosts and festival talent, learn something new, and share their love of classic movies with fellow fans
  • Live Tweets and Instagram Lives with Festival talent and hosts – follow along with #TCMFF
  • The official TCM Classic Film Festival Boutique featuring limited-edition merchandise such as a new host pin set, mugs, t-shirts, popcorn salt, and more

Last year’s Special Home Edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival was one of the first festivals to shift to an all-virtual experience at the onset of the pandemic, and this year, viewers can expect even more stars, movies, and ways to watch.

For more information, please visit http://filmfestival.tcm.com

Comanche Gets Single-Player Mode

The latest Early Access update for Comanche features a brand new single-player mode called “Conflicts” which offers challenging missions to master. Conflicts Mode is a set of various single-player missions, separate from the story campaign. In each mission, you will have to fulfill specific requirements in order to get all of the medals for that particular challenge. Only after earning all of the medals, will you be able to unlock the next mission.

„Each medal provides its challenge, so players truly need to master their skills. Also, missions have distinctive objectives and it is up to players how they accomplish them.“ – Petr Kolář, Ashborne Games Studio Manager.

EA Update 7: Conflicts includes:

  • New single-player game mode: Conflicts
  • Conflict mission – Operation: Itzal
  • Conflict mission – Operation: Purple Nemi
  • Conflict mission – Operation: Terhen
  • Added functional cockpits with instruments
  • Changed Comanche behavior as all the helicopters are more agile
  • New Conflicts UI in Play menu
  • Each mission has its own loading screen

Get Comanche on Steam:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/879000/Comanche/

BenQ BlueCore LU935ST Laser Projector Released for Golf Simulation

BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, has released the next projector in its BlueCore Laser DLP® lineup built for at-home and commercial golf simulators. Available for $3,999 MSRP, the WUXGA 5,500-lumen LU935ST short-throw laser projector features 92% Rec.709 color coverage for realistic golf course images, 20,000 hours of maintenance-free use, and robust features for easy, flexible installation.

“The golf simulation market has grown dramatically as golfers look for ways to keep their swing in the best form when they can’t get to the course,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “While LCD lamp-based projectors have been used in old golf simulation kits, lamps are climbing in price, have a shorter life span, pose a mercury risk, require filter cleaning, and typically don’t provide color accuracy specifications. The LU935ST is the first laser projector that’s designed for golf simulation. It boasts an immersive, life-like image that turns on instantly, is easy to install, and has zero upkeep, thanks to its filter-free, dustproof design.”

Perfect Your Swing With Realistic Color

A great golf stroke demands focus, which can be lost in golf simulation if the picture is unrealistic. BenQ’s LU935ST provides an immersive image at an unbeatable value. It delivers amazing color accuracy and realism utilizing the same 92% Rec. 709 color space coverage as the BenQ premium 4K UHD LK953ST laser projector. Leveraging Texas Instruments’ DLP chip technology trusted by digital cinema theaters and producing award-winning image quality, the LU935ST’s picture is 2.3 million pixels strong and features a 3,000,000:1 contrast. The result is more true-to-life and detailed golf courses that never yellow over time. A long-trusted leader in eSports, BenQ utilizes the same monitor technology that helps gamers gain a competitive edge, including enhanced graphics and instant lag-free response to shots.

Easy to Install in Any Room

Chances are there a few options when choosing where to house a golf simulator. It may be in the garage, a home theater, or tucked into an unused wall of a home or business. BenQ’s LU935ST makes the best use of any space with easy-to-install features. The short-throw optical zoom provides .81-.89 throw without the expense of optional lenses and allows the projector to be mounted safely outside the hitting area without the player casting a shadow on the screen. In spaces where the projector will need to be mounted farther away, it includes digital shrink and offset to ensure a crisp, edge-to-edge picture that fills the screen. Finally, for greater installation flexibility without affecting the image, the LU935ST includes lens shift and other fine-tuning installation tools, including horizontal and vertical keystone correction, corner fit, multiple HDMI inputs, and networking and audio I/O. Together, these features ensure a great golfing experience as well as enabling users to build a system that can double as a stunning home theater.

The Definition of Maintenance-Free

BenQ’s Blue Core laser eliminates the hassle and cost of installing replacement lamps while providing long-lasting 20,000-hour life with consistent color performance. LU935ST’s users can start playing right away without waiting for a lamp to warm up or the risk of the lamp breaking if not properly cooled down. In addition, the LU935ST’s certified IP5X-rated sealed engine eliminates filters and the need for regular cleaning that’s necessary on other popular projectors sold today. If it’s installed in a dust-prone environment, such as a garage or basement, the dustproof design ensures that nothing will compromise its performance.

The LU935ST laser projector is now available at many simulation resellers and BenQ.com. BenQ’s trained staff is ready to provide golfers the tools needed to find the best option for their setups. Just call 888-818-5888 or fill out the form for the best advice on how to choose the perfect golf simulator projector.

More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at https://www.BenQ.com/en-us/business/index.html.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 Gameplay Trailer Released

Following last month’s exciting gameplay reveal for Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, CI Games is excited to share a closer look at the highly anticipated sequel’s setting: Kuamar. This bombastic trailer gives players a look at the variety of sandboxes they’ll complete their contracts in as they snipe, sneak, and firefight with adversaries in the best looking Sniper Ghost Warrior game thus far. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 launches on June 4th, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox SeriesX/S, Xbox One and PC.

After a feverish response to the exclusive weapons and skins revealed for the physical edition of Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, CI is expanding the rewards to the digital edition, which can be pre-ordered now on Steam. Everyone who pre-orders SGWC 2 will receive:

  • Marcus Tactical: A light sniper rifle with great stability
  • FFF-45 ACP Luring Pistol: A sidearm with special luring ammo
  • Rock AS100: A punishing magazine-fed shotgun, that fires buckshot or slugs
  • Blue Servers Skin
  • Warning Stripes Skin

Kuamar is an original setting in the modern day Middle East, nestled between the Lebanese and Syrian borders. A brutal dictatorship, led by President Omar Al-Bakr and his wife, Bibi Rashida, has controlled the region for over 20 years… and their reign must now be stopped. With intel from Control, players take on the role of Raven, executing contracts across all-new locations in an attempt to topple this insidious criminal organization and bring them to justice.

Kuamar will provide players with a variety of sniper paradises, evolving the sandbox level and objective design fans loved in the first Contracts release. In Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, there are 5 distinct maps that can be approached however a player wishes. Realistic weapons and gadgets are unlocked throughout the campaign, whilst upgrade points can be used to obtain and upgrade skills to create a custom playstyle. As players expand their arsenals and improve their skills, they can revisit each contract with different approaches to collect more rewards.

With Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, CI Games is setting a new bar for its best-selling first person sniper franchise of all time, with 1000m+ extreme-range sniping (a record for the franchise), expansive sandbox-style maps, realistic gadgets and weapons, and upgraded visuals and gameplay engine that make this the best Sniper experience yet.

Pre-orders for physical editions on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One are available now from select retailers, while PC players can pre-order SGWC 2 on Steam right now. All pre-orders include an exclusive weapons and skins bonus pack.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 will launch at $39.99 / €39,99 / £34,99 / AUD69.95.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 Features

  • 1000m+ extreme-range sniping
  • A dramatic single-player campaign set in modern day Middle East, with 5 distinct sandbox maps featuring a variety of fully accessible, interactive areas players can approach their own way
  • Next level realism with realistic gadgets and weapons customizable to fit different styles of play
  • Replayable missions that can be completed in a number of ways, with unlockable rewards for achieving all objectives
  • More intelligent adversaries with improved tactics
  • Next-generation features including enhanced visuals, native 4k resolution, and improved loading times, setting a new benchmark as the best looking Sniper Ghost Warrior game thus far

Special pre-order bonuses:

  • Marcus Tactical: A light sniper rifle with great stability
  • FFF-45 ACP Luring Pistol: A side arm with special luring ammo
  • Rock AS100: A punishing magazine-fed shotgun, that fires buckshot or slugs
  • Two Weapon Skins.

For more information about Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, head to www.SniperGhostWarriorContracts2.com

DCS World 2.7 Launch Video Released

We are delighted to announce the release of DCS 2.7 Open Beta

This has been a long time in the making and, while we don’t usually put out press releases for version upgrades, we truly believe that this is a game changer. The main improvement in 2.7 is the clouds. Realistic clouds and weather provides for a super immersive flying experience.

This latest update to DCS World Open Beta has the substantial range of new features and improvements included. Some of the highlights are new cloud technology, new piston engine propeller technology and a wide array of new features for the Hornet and Viper. We promise to keep you updated on all the progress to 2.7 and thank you in advance.

You will notice in the attached that there are over 20 pages of notes in the change log alone. There are so many other new and improved things in 2.7.

There are some things that are still very much work in progress. For example, if you are flying with a pixel density at 1.0 you may notice a little bit of cloud “jiggle”. That said, there is no doubt that on the whole there is so much that is good, if not awesome, about this patch we think you will enjoy it immensely.

These are the highlights:

  • Introducing a new cloud system with presets.
  • Introducing the new WWII propellers technology.

New campaigns:

  • DCS: Black Shark 2 Pandemic campaign by Armen Murazyan.
  • DCS: A-10C Operation Persian Freedom by Ground Pounder Sims.
  • DCS: P-47D Wolfpack Campaign by Reflected Simulations.

DCS World New Features

  • Labels. Added new small neutral dot label.
  • Mission Editor (ME). Added quadrangular trigger zones.
  • ME. Updated payloads window design. Mouse interactive view. Double RMB to reset position.
  • ME. Updated weapons and stores naming.
  • ME. Added ability to place all Player/Client Aircraft on ground without parking spot
  • Several changes in graphics effects.
  • Missions created in DCS 2.7 are incompatible with old DCS versions.

Options. System:

  • Added new adjusting sliders: Forest Details Factor, Scenery Details Factor.
  • Added new Clouds quality selector dropdownlist.
  • F11 Free Camera. Added control with classic WASD keys.
  • Campaigns. Added a campaigns main window background, that can be selected via Options –> Misc. –> Theme dropdown list.
  • Added basic barrage option for FLAK and AA guns. (fire at point with altitude selection)

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/news/changelog/openbeta/2.7.0.4625/

And we have a 50% sale running to May 2nd:

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/