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Beyond Fest 2019 Unveils Full Lineup

Los Angeles, CA – Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its slate of 2019 programming, comprised of 39 features including 3 world premieres, 2 US premieres and 17 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess. Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 14 days of cinematic splendor spanning Wednesday, September 25th – Tuesday, October 8th to generate funds for the nonprofit 501c3 American Cinematheque.  

With a diverse slate celebrating cinema from all corners of the globe, Beyond Fest is proud to open with a double-barrelled-double-bill from LA provocateurs Spectrevision, featuring COLOR OUT OF SPACE, with director Richard Stanley in person, and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s DANIEL ISN’T REAL. Other hotly anticipated titles making their West Coast debuts include two stunning social satires; this year’s transcendent Palme d’Or winner, PARASITE, with writer/director Bong Joon-Ho in person, and Taika Waititi’s brilliantly provocative and timely tale, JOJO RABBIT. Eddie Murphy returns in bombastic fashion in Craig Brewer’s DOLEMITE IS MY NAME, which is paired with Rudy Ray Moore’s original 1975 Blaxploitation classic DOLEMITE, Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s Sundance sensation, THE LODGE, delivers supremely chilling scares, director Ant Timpson will be joined by star Elijah Wood as he presents his electrifying directorial debut, COME TO DADDY, and festival sensation LITTLE MONSTERS tears up the big screen courtesy of Beyond Fest alumnus Abe Forsythe.

World premieres also take center stage with Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington’s trip fantastic, MISTER AMERICA, directed by Eric Notarnicola. Starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington as Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington, Tim runs for office. Both will be present to share stories from the political hotbed of San Bernardino County. One of the most iconic periods of genre cinema is exhaustively celebrated in the definitive 80’s horror documentary IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS, directed by David A. Weiner, and will be accompanied by an epic panel of filmmakers and talent from the legendary era. Also receiving its world debut is the new anthology film PORTALS from luminaries Gregg Hale, Liam O’Donnell, Eduardo Sánchez, and Timo Tjahjanto.

“As the world hurtles towards its impending demise we’re happy to once again celebrate some of the most progressive and exceptional filmmaking out there,” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. “To share a Palme d’Or winner from a master director alongside something undiscovered and as exhilarating as THE VAST OF NIGHT is everything that Beyond Fest believes in.”

The most beloved cult classics are celebrated via a series of special event screenings throughout the festival. Leading this year’s repertory slate and closing out the festival is a special 25th-anniversary reunion of Oliver Stone’s incendiary masterpiece, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, featuring a post-screening Q&A with director Stone, stars Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, and producer Don Murphy in-person. Legendary actor Tom Atkins joins us for a special triple bill featuring three of his most beloved and iconic roles in THE FOG, HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH and NIGHT OF THE CREEPS. Director Karyn Kusama reunites with star Megan Fox for a 10-year anniversary screening of their genre-bending JENNIFER’S BODY, Elliott Gould makes a rare appearance to share his stories as Philip Marlowe following Robert Altman’s personal print of THE LONG GOODBYE, the master William Friedkin joins us to talk about the most terrifying film ever made, THE EXORCIST, and we go gonzo with two “How did this get made and why were they marketed to kids?” screenings featuring Stewart Raffill’s hyper-gory-high-school-rom-com-dinosaur-horror TAMMY AND THE T-REX and the theatrical premiere of MOOCH GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, directed by Richard Erdman and starring Vincent Price, which is best described as BENJI meets MIDNIGHT COWBOY in the VALLEY OF THE DOLLS.

LA gets its shine this year in a series of screenings featuring locals Joe Begos, Travis Stevens and UK transplant Bernard Rose. Hesh renegade Begos unleashes his trademark carnage in a double-bill featuring the West Coast premiere of Fangoria Films’ super-siege VFW and his psychedelic bad-LA-acid-trip, BLISS. Producer turned writer/director Travis Stevens casts his artfully disturbed eye upon GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR with stars Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk) and Elissa Dowling in attendance, and Bernard Rose takes us back to a transitional Japan to explore the collision of honor and culture in his beautifully composed SAMURAI MARATHON 1855.

Special events are led by cult legend Joe Bob Briggs as he brings his one man show to the Egyptian’s famous stage for JOE BOB PRESENTS: HOW REDNECKS SAVED HOLLYWOOD and award-winning composer Joe LoDuca who will be performing his new score before the LA premiere of Sam Raimi’s THE EVIL DEAD 4K restoration, presented by Mondo. There’s more undead action from Cinematic Void as they present the new 4K restoration of Jorge Grau’s ethereal classic THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE and are joined by Death Waltz Recording Co. for a record release screening of Joe Giannone’s summer camp slasher MADMAN. Friday Night Frights returns for a 30th anniversary screening of the Italian giant monster run amok, KILLER CROCODILE, by Fabrizio De Angelis.

In addition to the main theater, the Egyptian’s 90-seat second screen will host 13 free screenings including the US Premiere of David Marmor’s critically-lauded 1BR, a special screening of the brilliant Gary Oldman and Emily Mortimer chiller MARY, directed by Michael Goi, the West Coast Premiere of Andrew Patterson’s Midnight Madness selected THE VAST OF NIGHT, the US Premiere of David Gregory’s brilliant Al Adamson documentary BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE AND GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON in a double with Al Adamson’s crazy DRACULA VS FRANKENSTEIN with an array of special guests, including the first ever public appearance of the silver screen’s most elusive Dracula, Zandor Vorkov, the LA Premiere of Alexandre Philippe’s ALIEN documentary extraordinaire MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN, the West Coast Premiere of Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ incredible, genre-defying SWALLOW,  the West Coast Premiere of Mirrah Foulkes’ madcap Sundance standout JUDY & PUNCH, and for the first time, four shorts blocks celebrating bite-sized genre brilliance from near and far.

See below for the full lineup of newly announced feature film titles for Beyond Fest 2019. Beyond Shorts will be announced shortly. Tickets will be on sale via Brown Paper Tickets on Saturday, September 7th at 10 AM PST.
 
 
BEYOND FEST 2019 PROGRAM

EGYPTIAN THEATRE
 
BLISS
Director: Joe Begos
Country: USA
Runtime: 80 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Director Joe Begos and cast in person

COLOR OUT OF SPACE
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Richard Stanley
Country: USA
Runtime: 111 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Director Richard Stanley and Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, Josh Waller in person
 
COME TO DADDY 
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Ant Timpson
Country: Canada | New Zealand | Ireland | USA
Runtime: 93 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Director Ant Timpson and Elijah Wood in person
 
DANIEL ISN’T REAL 
West Coast Premiere  
Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer
Country: USA
Runtime: 96 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Director Adam Egypt Mortimer and Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, Josh Waller in person
 
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Craig Brewer
Country: USA
Runtime: 118 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Writers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander in person 
 
DOLEMITE
Director: D’Urville Martin
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 1975

THE EVIL DEAD: REIMAGINED 4K Restoration
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Sam Raimi
Country: USA
Runtime: 85 min.
Year: 1981
GUESTS: Featuring live performance from Joe LoDuca
 
THE EXORCIST Director’s Cut
Director: William Friedkin
Country: USA
Runtime: 128 min.
Year: 1973
GUESTS: Director William Friedkin in person
 
THE FOG 
Director: John Carpenter
Country: USA
Runtime: 89 min.
Year: 1980
GUESTS: Tom Atkins in person
 
GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR 
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Travis Stevens
Country: USA
Runtime: 93 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Writer/Director Travis Stevens, Phil Brooks and Elissa Dowling in person
 
HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Country: USA
Runtime: 98 min.
Year: 1982
GUESTS: Tom Atkins in person

IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS
World Premiere 
Director: David A. Weiner
Country: UK
Runtime: 240 minutes
Year: 2019
GUESTS: To be announced
 
JENNIFER’S BODY 
Director: Karyn Kusama
Country: USA
Runtime: 102 min.
Year: 2009
GUESTS: Director Karyn Kusama and Megan Fox in Person

JOE BOB BRIGGS’ “HOW REDNECKS SAVED HOLLYWOOD”
Special Event
Country: USA
Runtime: 120 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Joe Bob Briggs in Person
 
JOJO RABBIT
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Taika Waititi
Country: Germany | USA
Runtime: 108 min.
Year: 2019

LITTLE MONSTERS
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Abe Forsythe
Country: Australia | UK | USA
Runtime: 94 min.
Year: 2019

THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE 4K Restoration 
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Jorge Grau
Country: Spain | Italy
Runtime: 93 min.
Year: 1974

THE LODGE 
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Country: UK | USA
Runtime: 100 min.
Year: 2019
 
THE LONG GOODBYE 
Director: Robert Altman
Country: USA
Runtime: 113 min.
Year: 1973
GUESTS: Elliott Gould in Person
 
MISTER AMERICA
World Premiere 
Director: Eric Notarnicola
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington in person

NATURAL BORN KILLERS (Closing Night)
Director: Oliver Stone
Country: USA
Runtime: 118 min.
Year: 1994
GUESTS: Director Oliver Stone, Juliette Lewis, Woody Harrelson and Don Murphy in person

NIGHT OF THE CREEPS  
Director: Fred Dekker
Country: USA
Runtime: 88 min.
Year: 1986
GUESTS: Tom Atkins in person
 
PARASITE
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Country: South Korea
Runtime: 132 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Director Bong Joon-ho in person

SAMURAI MARATHON 1855 
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Bernard Rose
Country: Japan | UK
Runtime: 103 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Director Bernard Rose and actor Danny Huston in person
 
TAMMY AND THE T-REX 
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Stewart Raffill
Country: USA
Runtime: 82 min.
Year: 1994
GUESTS: Director Stewart Raffill, producer Diane Kirman and actor John Goff in person
 
VFW
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Joe Begos
Country: USA
Runtime: 92 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Director Joe Begos, William Sadler and Stephen Lang in person
 
SECOND SCREEN – SPIELBERG THEATRE
 
1BR (Free Screening)
US Premiere 
Director: David Marmor
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Director David Marmor and Producer Alok Mishra
 
BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE AND GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON (Free Screening)
US Premiere 
Director: David Gregory
Country: USA
Runtime: 100 min.           
Year: 2019
GUESTS: Director David Gregory in person, Director of Photography Jim Kunz and Producer Nicole Mikuzis in person
 
DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN (Free Screening)
Director: Al Adamson
Country: USA
Runtime: 91 min.
Year: 1971
GUESTS:Actor Zandor Vorkov, Actor/Producer/Stuntman Gary Kent, Actor/Producer/Stuntman Jon ‘Bud’ Carson, Actor/Producer Ken Osborne and Cinematographer Mike Ferris in person

JUDY & PUNCH (Free Screening) 
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Mirrah Foulkes
Country: Australia
Runtime: 105 min.
Year: 2019

KILLER CROCODILE (Free Screening)
Director: Fabrizio De Angelis
Country: Italy
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 1989

MADMAN (Free Screening) 
Director: Joe Giannone
Country: USA
Runtime: 88 min.
Year: 1981

MARY (Free Screening)
Special Screening 
Director: Michael Goi
Country: USA
Runtime: 84 min.
Year: 2019

MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN (Free Screening) 
LA Premiere 
Director: Alexandre O. Philippe
Country: USA
Runtime: 95 min.
Year: 2019

MOOCH GOES TO HOLLYWOOD (Free Screening) 
Theatrical Premiere
Director: Richard Erdman
Country: USA
Runtime: 51 min.
Year: 1971

PAGANINI HORROR (Free Screening) 
Director: Luigi Cozzi
Country: Italy
Runtime: 88 min.
Year: 1989

PORTALS (Free Screening) 
World Premiere 
Director: Gregg Hale, Liam O’Donnell, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto
Country: USA
Runtime: 85 min.
Year: 2019

SWALLOW (Free Screening) 
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Country: USA | France
Runtime: 94 min.
Year: 2019

THE VAST OF NIGHT (Free Screening) 
West Coast Premiere 
Director: Andrew Patterson
Country: USA
Runtime: 89 min.
Year: 2019

Attend Beyond Fest:

Tickets for Beyond Fest 2019 will be made available for purchase through Brown Paper Tickets and the American Cinematheque.

For the latest developments, visit the Beyond Fest official site www.beyondfest.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

Borderlands 3 Official Launch Dates and Times Revealed

September 3, 2019 – We’re just over a week away from the worldwide launch of Borderlands 3 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, so it’s time to talk global launch times.

No matter which platform you’re playing on, we’re happy to announce that Borderlands 3 will be available for pre-load roughly 48 hours ahead of the launch date and time listed for your region – yes, that includes PC!

If you’re eager to begin your interplanetary journey through the Borderlands 3 galaxy as soon as possible on consoles, just know that outside of North America, the game will launch at midnight local time in every time zone (we call this a “rolling midnight” release). If you happen to be in North America, however, the game will launch at midnight Eastern Time across the whole region – that means 9 p.m. on September 12 if you’re on the west coast.

Need a little more clarity? Then check this map to find out exactly when Borderlands 3 will be available to play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in various time zones across the globe:

  • September 12, 2019 – 21:00 PDT
  • September 13, 2019 – 00:00 EDT
  • September 13, 2019 – 00:00 BRT
  • September 13, 2019 – 00:00 BST
  • September 13, 2019 – 00:00 CEST
  • September 13, 2019 – 00:00 SAST
  • September 13, 2019 – 00:00 MSK
  • September 13, 2019 – 00:00 SGT
  • September 13, 2019 – 00:00 JST
  • September 13, 2019 – 00:00 AEST
  • September 13, 2019 – 00:00 NZST

Meanwhile, if you’re planning to play Borderlands 3 on PC, the game will be available via the Epic Games Store starting at 12:01 a.m. British Summer Time on September 13. So just ask yourself: is it midnight in London? If yes, then the game is available on the Epic Games Store! See the map below to find out what that means for your time zone. Also, be sure to check out the Borderlands 3 PC specs so you can verify that your machine is ready for the mayhem.

  • September 12, 2019 – 16:00 PDT
  • September 12, 2019 – 19:00 EDT
  • September 12, 2019 – 20:00 BRT
  • September 13, 2019 – 00:00 BST
  • September 13, 2019 – 01:00 CEST
  • September 13, 2019 – 01:00 SAST
  • September 13, 2019 – 02:00 MSK
  • September 13, 2019 – 07:00 SGT
  • September 13, 2019 – 08:00 JST
  • September 13, 2019 – 09:00 AEST
  • September 13, 2019 – 11:00 NZST

Free Interactive Experience Celebrates Seinfeld at 30

July 2, 2019 – Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Seinfeld at The Shops at Columbus Circle (second floor mezzanine) with an interactive Seinfeld experience; take the Seinfeld trivia quiz; or have a seat in Jerry’s living room (now there’s a photo op or social media post). Guests will receive Seinfeld 30th anniversary prizes, including limited-edition Junior Mints and an exclusive Seinfeld 30th anniversary dictionaries survival kit.

THE CATCH (AS GEORGE WOULD SAY): None. Nada. Nil. The interactive installation is free and open to the public – no reservations or tickets are required.

WHEN: Saturday, July 6 until Tuesday, July 9

WHERE: The Shops at Columbus Circle – 10 Columbus Circle (59th St., Second Floor Mezzanine)

GIVE ME MORE INFO: Visit www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com. Share your experience and tag us on Instagram @theshopsatcolumbuscircle @SeinfeldTV and use #Seinfeld30.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Coming to SDCC 2019

GLENDALE, CA – June 26, 2019 – For the honor of Grayskull! DreamWorks Animation is bringing its critically acclaimed Netflix original series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power to San Diego Comic-Con 2019 with a host of activities, including a jam-packed panel featuring executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), and Lauren Ash (Scorpia) on Friday, July 19.

SHE-RA PANEL AND EVENT DETAILS

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Her Universe Fashion Show presented by She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Doors open at 5:15 PM

Show at 6:00 PM

Harbor Ballroom, Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will be joining Her Universe and Hot Topic as a presenting sponsor for this year’s highly anticipated, 6th annual Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 18th at 6PM in the Harbor Ballroom at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. Celebrated as one of the must-see events at SDCC, fandom meets fashion as “geek couture” once again hits the runway in this thrilling competition where 24 fashion designers compete for the opportunity to design a fashion collection with leading Fangirl Fashion brand, Her Universe, for Hot Topic. At this interactive show, hosted by actress and Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein, the audience will choose one of the winners. Inspired by DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, the theme for this year’s show is the “Power of Fashion.” Her Universe, will also debut new She-Ra designs that will be available at Her Universe booth #1321 and Comic-Con fans will be the first to be able to purchase these limited edition looks!

FRIDAY, JULY 19

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Room 6BCF at San Diego Convention Center

Join the Rebellion as executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), and Lauren Ash (Scorpia) offer a peek inside the highly anticipated third season set to debut August 2 on Netflix. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly Senior Editor Patrick Gomez.

Signing: DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Mattel Booth #3029 at San Diego Convention Center

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power signing with Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Marcus Scribner (Bow), Lauren Ash (Scorpia), and Merit Leighton (Frosta).

SHE-RA AROUND THE CON

Mattel

Booth #3029

Retail Booth #2945 at San Diego Convention Center

This year at SDCC, Mattel will have a host of fun activities that include the unveiling of an all-new doll collection inspired by She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Throughout the weekend, fans will be able to pose as She-Ra in an interactive photo-op, view the full 2019 She-Ra doll line and collect She-Ra and the Princesses of Power giveaways including crowns, swords, pins, posters and more. Additionally, Mattel’s convention exclusive, the She-Ra vs. Shadow Weaver 2-pack doll set, which includes a free poster from Scholastic, will be on sale at retail booth #2945.

Her Universe

Booth #1321 at San Diego Convention Center

Her Universe will debut new She-Ra designs at the Her Universe booth, where Comic-Con fans will be the first to be able to purchase these limited edition looks!

Han Cholo

Booth #1720 at San Diego Convention Center

Han Cholo is bringing amazing DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power items to San Diego Comic Con. The limited edition enamel pins will include a 2-part set featuring She-Ra and Catra, as well as Glimmer and Bow pins. Be sure to stop by booth #1720 and get these fun collectibles while supplies last!

About DWA

DreamWorks Animation (DWA), a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, within NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, is a global family entertainment company with feature film and television brands. The company’s deep portfolio of intellectual property is supported by a robust, worldwide consumer products practice, which includes licensing, and location-based entertainment venues around the world. DWA’s film heritage includes many of the world’s most beloved characters and franchises, including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Trolls and The Boss Baby, and have amassed more than $15 billion in global box office receipts. DreamWorks Animation’s television business has quickly become one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, animated family programming, reaching consumers in more than 190 countries. Creating a diverse array of original content in a variety of formats and delivering deep, fully immersive worlds served up with compelling characters, the studio has garnered 25 Emmy® Awards since inception in 2013.

Crunchyroll Unveils Anime Expo Lineup

June 25, 2019 – Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, is taking over Anime Expo with world premieres, special guests, and fun interactive activations to celebrate the best in anime. Attendees are invited to enjoy:

  • Crunchyroll HQ: Fans are invited to visit Crunchyroll HQ, our Anime Expo offsite, to check out our interactive activations throughout the venue including:

    • Crunchyroll Games- Attendees will have the opportunity to demo a variety of upcoming Crunchyroll Games before their official launch.

    • The Shield Hero Training Room – Attendees can test their skills as the shield hero in our training room by popping balloon monsters with their very own shield.

    • Tower of Slimes – Fans can snap a photo with our tower of giant plush slimes, inspired by “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.”

    • Black Clover Photo Op – Fans can also pose with Asta’s anti-magic sword wearing one of our Black Bulls robes.

    • Crunchyroll Expo Booth – Fans who purchase tickets for the upcoming Crunchyroll Expo (8/30 – 9/1 in San Jose) can receive a free vintage CRX tee with ticket confirmation while supplies last.

Where:

  • Crunchyroll Booth – Booth #2600

  • Crunchyroll Presents: World premiere of Dr. STONE with special guests – Main Events (Hall B)

  • Crunchyroll Games Industry Panel – LP3 (408 AB)

  • Crunchyroll x MAPPA Presents: Zombie Land Saga Stage Event & To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Premiere – Video 1 (JW Marriott – Diamond Ballroom)

  • Crunchyroll Presents: World Premiere with Mamoru Miyano – In/Spectre – LP2 (JW Marriott – Platinum Ballroom)

  • Stay Crunchy! Those who live anime. – WS1 (403 B)

  • Crunchyroll Industry Panel – LP1 (Petree Hall)

  • The Official Crunchyroll-Hime Panel! – LP3 (408AB)

  • Being LGBTQ+ in the Anime Community – LP5 (404 AB)

  • Crunchyroll HQ – The Novo – 800 W. OLYMPIC BLVD

    • Thursday, July 4 – 2:00 – 10:00PM

    • Friday, July 5 – 10:00AM – 10:00PM

    • Saturday, July 6 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Attack on Titan 2 Final Battle – Gatling Gun Trailer

Burlingame, Calif. – June 20, 2019 – KOEI TECMO America released a wealth of information today on the new battle systems featured in their upcoming title, Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle. The latest entry in their intense action game series, based on the worldwide anime phenomenon ‘Attack on Titan’, is slated for release on July 5, 2019 for the PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System, Nintendo Switch™, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®.

In Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, the colossal size of enemies dictates more powerful equipment if the Scouts intend to survive. To up the ante, alongside the traditional Slashing Gear, Scouts can now equip the even more deadly Shooting Gear. Replacing blades for guns allows for long-range attacks along with a variety of different ammo types that offer different types of damage, including: Regular Shot, Scatter Shot, Explosive Shot, Attrition Shot, Numbing Shot and Incendiary Shot Ammo. Re-loading ammo is as easy as replacing gas and blades – though in Final Battle if players release the reload button as the dial hits the ‘yellow’ area, they will achieve a perfect reload and the resource in use will not deplete for a short time. Players can quickly change between the Shooting and Slashing Gear load-outs at supply bases in the field as adapting to the battle situation is key to defeat the Titans.

The impressive Showdown Equipment is also on-hand to provide Scouts a massive increase of power in battle. Two options are available to them; the revolutionary Thunder Spear quickly deals explosive damage to wipe out Titans, and the Gatling Guns unload high levels of magazines which rip through any Titan part in sight. Once this equipment is obtained in battle, and the Showdown Equipment gauge filled, they are able to unleash high damage attacks for a limited period.

Aspiring Scouts eager to put this new equipment into action are able to pre-order now and get their hands-on bonus content for the ultimate ‘Attack on Titan’ experience. Those who purchase Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, physically or digitally, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC (via Steam) during the first month of launch will receive the “Queen Historia” costume for Christa, “Young Male Coat” for Kenny, “Plain Clothes (Underground City)” for Levi, and “One-piece Dress” costume for Mikasa. PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One players will also receive early access to playable characters Kenny and Zeke when pre-ordering the game digitally or physically at select retailers, while Xbox One and Nintendo Switch players that pre-order Final Battle digitally will also be able to unlock early access to Eren (long hair). For additional information, be sure to check out the official site, Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/koeitecmous and Follow us on Twitter @koeitecmoUS.

They Are Billions The New Empire Trailer

Madrid, Spain – July 18th, 2019 – Numantian Games has officially released They Are Billions V1.0 which marks the exit of Steam Early Access. After a year and a half in Steam Early Access, the highly anticipated campaign mode which includes 60 hours of gameplay will finally be available to all players who already own the game as a free update.

Also included in the V1.0 update is two new Survival Maps: The Deep Forest and the Caustic Lands.

They Are Billions has revolutionized real-time strategy with its Pause Mode and supporting thousands of infected (up to 30,000) on the map at a time. Experience the Steampunk apocalypse real-time strategy game everyone is talking about and what over a million gamers already own.

The New Empire Campaign Features:

  • Lead the campaign under the orders of Quintus Crane, ruler of the New Empire, and reconquer the lands devastated by the infected.
  • 48 missions with more than 60 hours of gameplay
  • Build fortified colonies to survive in infected territories
  • Destroy the swarms of infected with the Imperial Army.
  • Make you colonies evolve with more than 90 available technologies
  • Explore the ancient human fortresses with your Hero.
  • Discover the story behind the apocalypse… how did the pandemic start?

New DLC
Along with the campaign and new survival mode maps, new DLC will be available for purchase: a soundtrack and a digital art book, “The Art of They Are Billions.”

The soundtrack includes 22 epic themes by Nicolas Diteriks, all in the highest quality format. The art book will include all the sketches and illustrations that brought They Are Billions from concept to reality.

World of Tanks Blitz Celebrates 5th Anniversary

June 19, 2019 — World of Tanks Blitz, Wargaming’s premier mobile title, is celebrating two significant milestones this month: 120m+ downloads worldwide and its 5-year anniversary. June 26 is the special date which marks the latter and all players will get special goodies during a week of festivities starting today, June 19.

Released on iOS, World of Tanks Blitz later expanded to four other platforms: Android, MacOS, Steam, and Windows 10. With this expansion, the game has more than 120m downloads worldwide and a daily active audience of 1.5m.

It’s not just the audience which has grown, the game’s content itself has substantially increased. At launch, World of Tanks Blitz offered players 90 historical vehicles from 3 countries. Now, the game’s roster includes over 370 armored vehicles from 8 nations. And, unique to Blitz, a special Hybrid Nation brings alt-history, fantasy, and sci-fi together, featuring machines from Warhammer 40,000 and Valkyria Chronicles, topped with unique tanks created by the Blitz team and vehicle designers like Gundam’s Kunio Okawara and Peter Pound, Principal Vehicle Designer for Mad Max: Fury Road.

“World of Tanks Blitz is a long-running success due to how it’s pushed the boundaries of mobile gaming,” says Andrey Ryabovol, World of Tanks Blitz Product Director. “To win, you need to rely on more than just sheer power or who’s got the ‘best tank’; it’s about thinking and outsmarting your enemies, and our players love that. Without our loyal audience, we wouldn’t be here five years on, so we try and do as much as we can—after all, it’s their game as much as it is ours. A great example, a player from Turkey wanted to propose in-game to his girlfriend he met through Blitz. Our dev team heard about it and organized everything with him!”

To mark Blitz’s fifth birthday, a week of festivities are planned starting June 19. Tankers will be able to battle it out for 75 different types of gift boxes, each containing various rewards from boosters to Premium vehicles. Three of these vehicles are totally new: they’re high-tech (atomic!) variants of three iconic tanks—the T-34, the Sherman Firefly and the ELC bis.

Plus, anyone who logs in during the celebratory week will be rewarded with a special gift box that contains 5 days of Premium, the German Pz. III A and a collection of rare boosters. To top off the event, on the special day, June 26, players will get x5 experience for their first win with each tank!

Sound BlasterX H6 USB Headset Review

Creative Labs has released its Sound BlasterX H6 headset with 7.1 virtual surround sound. Connecting to your computer by way of a USB 2.0 cable, the Sound BlasterX H6 headset features good comfort, sound quality, and believable virtual surround sound channel separation.

The design of the Creative Labs Sound BlasterX H6 headset is strong and durable, yet classy. Its sleek lines would fit right in whether being used at an e-sports tournament or just listening to music in your dorm. The controls are mainly located on the left ear cup. You have the volume dial, mic on/off button, and ambient noise button next to one another on the back side. On the front of the ear cup, there’s an EQ profile button that you can use to cycle through some of the game, movie, and music settings. The best thing about this is that the equalizer presets are all usable without installing any software on your computer (and are usable on the consoles too because of it).

While the Sound BlasterX H6 was meant to connect by way of USB cable on the PC and PlayStation 4 platforms, it does come with a 3.5mm jack as well in case you want to use it on your Xbox One or Nintendo Switch. This versatility is welcome and adds a great deal of value to the headset.

In terms of comfort and overall “wearability”, the Sound BlasterX H6 headset features a comfortable padded headband that doesn’t squeeze your head in a negative way – even after a couple hours of gaming fun. Also, its foam ear cups are some of the most comfortable I’ve worn and didn’t get sweaty or cause any pressure points. Also, the foam ear cups are easily removable for cleaning, in case you are into cleaning your ear cups.

Audio Processing

  • BlasterX Acoustic Engine

Audio Drivers

  • 50mm FullSpectrum

Headset Frequency Response

  • 20Hz ~ 20kHz

Audio Technologies

  • Scout Mode
Interface

  • USB, 3.5mm Stereo Input

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® Vista, Windows® 8.1, Mac OS X v10.8 and above, Windows® 10

Interface

  • USB, 3.5mm Stereo Input

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® Vista, Windows® 8.1, Mac OS X v10.8 and above, Windows® 10

Communicating with your teammates is smooth as silk thanks to the Sound BlasterX H6’s noise canceling microphone. In my play sessions, my teammates had no trouble understanding me even when things got loud in my gaming office. Additionally, the Creative Labs Sound BlasterX H6 boasts a technology called “Ambient Monitoring”. Ambient Monitoring lets you to listen to your surroundings while keeping the headset on (this does not let your teammates hear the ambient noise, just you).

The Creative Labs Sound BlasterX H6 is out now and retails for $79.99.

Mondo Announces Disney Licensed Products

Austin, TX – December 7, 2019 – Mondo is thrilled to announce their official license from Disney, with plans to create new products across apparel, collectibles, games, and more. To kick things off, Mondo is excited to unveil their first collectible pins for Mickey Mouse as well as new tiki mugs featuring Sorcerer Mickey from Disney’s Fantasia and Ducktails’ Scrooge McDuck.

“Imagination is often associated with Disney, and rightfully so. Through their films, animated classics, and characters, Disney’s pantheon has inspired generations, old and young, to dream big. For us here at Mondo, it’s no different. We’ve all had our imagination stirred by Disney in one form or another in the work we do- whether it’s to design better, dig deeper for inspiration, or just add more heart. With this in mind, we couldn’t be more proud of what we’re bringing to both Disney and Mondo fans alike. From our pins and tiki mugs, as well as other fun items down the line, we’re taking our queue from Walt himself- ‘If you can dream it, you can do it,” said Mondo Creative Director for Toys/Collectibles Brock Otterbacher.

Disney Pins

Mondo is proud to present an artistic line of Disney enamel pins as part of an ongoing series. There’s no better way to celebrate this exciting assemblage of collectible enamel pins than with the beloved and historical True Original icon, Mickey Mouse.

Seasoned veteran Tom Whalen and design powerhouse DKNG Studios offer up their treatments of Sorcerer Mickey and the classic Mickey, respectively. Each month collectors can expect brand new pin designs encompassing the wide range of Disney’s film and television legacy from vaulted treasures to modern classics.

Disney Tee-ki Mugs

Mondo have re-envisioned an impressive lineup of the most recognizable Disney icons as tiki mugs, and they couldn’t be more ecstatic to take on some of the biggest yet, starting with Mickey Mouse. As seen in the 1940 classic Disney’s Fantasia, Sorcerer Mickey will be the first in their line of Mondo Tee-ki mugs based on various Disney animated and live action gems.

Next will be Scrooge McDuck, who even in mug form is never far from his Money Bin, followed by mugs from Disney’s The Lion King, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and many, many more! Now’s your chance to drink up the magic of Disney!

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