Author - Jennifer Paxton

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!

Visit the Mondo official site & social handles for more information:
Website: MondoTees.com
Twitter: Twitter.com/MondoNews
Facebook: Facebook.com/MondoTees
Instagram: Instagram.com/MondoNews

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Tyranids Launch Trailer

January 15, 2018 – You can’t live on bread alone. Warhammer 40K is a dark universe, but even in such a deadly place, there is one faction of a darker shade of black. The Tyranids are equally feared and hated by all other Warhammer 40K races, and they are ready to unleash their greedy snatch on Gladius. Taken on the planet by the Adeptus Mechanicus for obscure experiments, they soon evade from captivity and turn back to their natural role of merciless killers who will soon eat the planet.

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius is a 4X strategy game, but Tyranids change every rule. Their most important resource is the planet biomass: they eat everything, from Orks to humans, their cities and their military equipment, to grow stronger as they devour their enemies wasted corpses. If you want to know more about their unique tactics and abilities, check out this feature.

Knott’s Unveils PEANUTS Celebration 2019

Buena Park, Calif. – Knott’s Berry Farm is starting 2019 with two additional weekends of the Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration, an event uniquely dedicated to celebrating the beloved PEANUTS Gang. Knott’s invites guests to step into the iconic world of Charles M. Schulz comic strips as the characters take over the entire theme park with special activities for everyone to enjoy. The newly-extended celebration will take place on weekends beginning January 26th through March 10th plus President’s day, February 18th. The limited time event will welcome fans of all ages to join in on the fun by introducing new ways for guests to play and interact with the PEANUTS Gang throughout the park. The celebration includes interactive character experiences, new festive PEANUTS inspired décor, more vibrant comic strip photo opportunities, live shows, festive merchandise, and deliciously themed-treats.

The celebration will have plenty of surprises hidden around every corner. One-of-a-kind photo opportunities will be available throughout the park allowing guests to step inside a PEANUTS comic strip for a unique and shareable memory. The vibrant décor will include full-size comic strip props like Charlie Brown’s kites and his renowned thought bubbles which will adorn the park’s pathways. Guests will have the chance to meet with the beloved PEANUTS characters throughout the day as the characters appear at unexpected locations for personal interactions.

Camp Snoopy Theater will debut the all-new Space Beagle show featuring Charlie Brown and Lucy, as the world’s famous beagle becomes the first dog on the moon. It’s out of this world fun for the whole family. Also in Camp Snoopy, the Grand Sierra Railroad invites kids to celebrate with the PEANUTS Gang as they head to the Beagle Bonanza in this fun ride overlay.

The PEANUTS inspired festivities will continue at the Bird Cage Theatre as the park offers an experience that gives both the young and the young at heart a lesson on how to draw their favorite PEANUTS characters. The PEANUTS Sketch School will include our resident art teacher who will provide step by step instructions on how to draw the perfect PEANUTS masterpiece.

Franklin and Linus are on a Western escapade as they transform into cowboys in the PEANUTS Cowboy Jamboree at Calico Park. The boys are looking to challenge guests with some of the rootiniest, tootinest games in Calico. Also in Ghost Town, everyone’s favorite messy pal, Pig Pen will be joining the rest of the PEANUTS Gang as he hosts a special meetup at the Livery Stables with some of his favorite animal friends. The celebration will also add a brand new overlay to one of the park’s tallest attractions. Sky Cabin will be donning a festive overlay as an homage to the smallest member of the PEANUTS Gang, by transforming into Woodstock’s Bird’s-Eye View. Guests will be seated on Woodstock’s nest as the loveable yellow bird takes those aboard on a breathtaking journey above the entire PEANUTS Celebration.

The celebration continues at the Calico Mine Stage where the PEANUTS characters have two musical surprises for guests. During the day Sally and Schroder will host a retrospect of music in The Music Goes Round and Round where they’ll have the audience dancing in the aisles. At nightfall, the stage will transform into a musical extravaganza as the park hosts Woodstock’s Musical Festival. The musical event will feature the Peanuts Gang joined by the family-friendly indie band The Jelly of the Month Club, performing a high energy rock concert for the whole family. While visiting Fiesta Village guests can uncover an experience that is guaranteed to make everyone dance with the park’s first ever, Discoteca de Silencio or also known as a silent disco. The fun begins with guests strapping on a set of headphones and enjoying some upbeat tunes. The party will be hosted by Snoopy’s brother Spike. It’s the most fun guests can experience while being quiet.

The best way to enjoy every weekend of the all-new Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration and all of the other Seasons of Fun is with a 2019 Season Pass. A Regular Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2019 to Knott’s Berry Farm with no blackout dates, and a Gold Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2019 to both Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark with no blackout dates. Regular passes are just $98 or five easy payments of $15.50 after an initial payment and Gold Passes are $118 or five easy payments of just $18.50 after an initial payment. These offers end April 28, 2019. Applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.

For more information about Knott’s Berry Farm please visit knotts.com or download the Knott’s Berry Farm app for your smart phone. For all current Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration assets please visit the event’s electronic press kit. Join the conversation using the hashtag #KnottsPeanutsCelebration