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Universal Classics Pinball Out Now for Pinball FX2 VR

San Francisco, CA – May 15, 2018 – In collaboration with Universal, Zen Studios announced that one of its most critically acclaimed video pinball packs enters virtual reality today on Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and Gear VR. Now available for Pinball FX2 VR, Universal Classics Pinball includes immersive new features for fan-favorite tables inspired by E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws and Back to the Future.

As with previous Pinball FX2 VR releases, Universal Classics Pinball places pinball machines in the middle of iconic locations, including the forest behind Elliot’s house, a beach villa looking out to an Amity Island sunset, and Hill Valley’s historic town square—complete with a familiar clock tower. Players can expect to see E.T. elongate his head to see what’s happening during his pinball adventure, just as a shark fin circles the Jaws table and Doc Brown drives—or flies!—his time machine as players engage with Back to the Future.

Universal Classics Pinball earned a 90 on Metacritic (Xbox One) for its non-VR Pinball FX3 release last September. The Pinball FX2 VR version features every bit of film-adapting gameplay that resonated so well with critics and fans alike, from E.T. collecting candy in a cornfield to Marty McFly showcasing his skills at arcade shooting and players braving the open waters in a shark cage for an exciting multi-ball mode.

“For Zen Studios’ first-ever VR tables inspired by popular films, we’re offering up three of the most popular ones we’ve created in recent memory,” says Mel Kirk, Zen’s Vice President of Publishing. “We know that VR players are as hungry as a great white on the Fourth of July for quality new content, and Zen is happy to deliver with Universal Classics Pinball.”

Universal Classics Pinball is available now for $19.99. For more information, please visit www.pinballfx.com and blog.zenstudios.com.

HITMAN: Definitive Edition Launch Trailer

May 15, 2018 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the HITMAN: Definitive Edition, which is available in retail stores beginning today for PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 4, Xbox One X and Xbox One. Developed by IO Interactive, the HITMAN: Definitive Edition brings together all previously released content* and game updates from the first season of HITMAN, in addition to new in-game disguises for Agent 47 inspired by classic IO Interactive titles – Freedom Fighters, Kane & Lynch and Mini Ninjas – celebrating the Danish studio’s 20th anniversary.

The HITMAN: Definitive Edition features the following content:

  • IO Interactive’s 20th Anniversary Outfit Bundle – Three new outfits inspired by Freedom Fighters, Kane & Lynch and Mini Ninjas

  • HITMAN Season One (Main Game) – Seven exotic locations from the first season, including Paris, Sapienza, Marrakesh, Bangkok, Colorado and Hokkaido, along with the ICA Facility

  • HITMAN Game of the Year Edition Content – Four missions from the Patient Zero Campaign, three themed Escalation Contracts that unlock three unique weapons, as well as the Clown Suit, Cowboy Suit and Raven Suit from the recent Game of the Year Edition digital release

  • HITMAN Summer Bonus Episode – Featuring ICA bonus missions in Sapienza and Marrakesh

  • HITMAN: Blood Money Requiem Pack – Including the Requiem Suit, Pale Duck Explosive and ICA Chrome Pistol

  • All featured Contracts, Escalation Contracts, Challenge Packs and game updates from HITMAN Season One and the HITMAN Game of the Year Edition

Please note that a portion of add-on content is not pre-loaded on the HITMAN: Definitive Edition disc and requires an internet connection. Additional content is approximately 12-24GB depending on platform.

*Elusive Targets that have already run and ended may not be available again as these are time limited events.

To learn more about the HITMAN: Definitive Edition, please visit www.hitman.com or join the HITMAN conversation on Twitter (@Hitman), Facebook (@Hitman.US), Instagram (@Hitman_Official), YouTube (Hitman) and Twitch (Hitman).

Overwatch 2nd Anniversary Celebration Announced

May 14, 2018 – Blizzard and the Overwatch team are excited to celebrate our 2-Year Anniversary! From May 22nd through June 11th, players can login to Overwatch on PC, PlayStation and Xbox One to experience the event.

The anniversary will bring in a host of new content, including more than 50 new cosmetic items and the new Deathmatch map, Petra! Additionally, the event will bring back all seasonal cosmetic items, as well as most of the past seasonal brawls. Please see below for additional details:

NEW ITEMS

  • The Anniversary event will include more than 50 new items, including 8 new Legendary skins and 3 epic skins
  • New dance emotes have been added for Doomfist, Moira, and Brigitte

YOUR FAVORITES ARE BACK

  • The Anniversary event will bring back previous seasonal cosmetic items including your favorite dance emotes from last year’s event
  • Past seasonal brawls are returning to the Arcade and will be rotated daily, including those found in Overwatch: Archives

NEW MAP

  • The Anniversary event will introduce the brand-new Deathmatch map, Petra.
  • In addition to Petra, Deathmatch will include a new “Competitive Mode,” which will include placement matches, skill rating tiers, and leaderboards

LOOT BOXES

  • Players who login for the Anniversary event will receive one bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box, which will guarantee one Legendary item
  • Players who purchase the 50 Loot Box Bundle will receive one bonus Legendary Anniversary Loot Box
  • All previous Seasonal Event loot will be included in loot boxes during the duration of the event

FREE WEEKEND

  • Overwatch and the Anniversary event will be playable during our Free Weekend event, which will run from May 25th through May 28th
  • For those playing Overwatch on PlayStation, a PlayStation Plus account WILL NOT be required to play during Free Weekend

LEGENDARY EDITION

  • A new version of Overwatch, Legendary Edition, will be released digitally on May 22nd
  • Legendary Edition will include sets of Legendary, Epic and Origin skins for a total of 15 skins with purchase

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition Xbox One Game Preview Announced

May 14, 2018 – Prepare to embark on one of the grandest RPG adventures ever in DIVINITY®: ORIGINAL SIN 2 DEFINITIVE EDITION, the multi award-winning, single-player and cooperative multiplayer fantasy RPG. Beginning on May 16th, Xbox Game Preview will give players special access to the first three hours of DIVINITY®: ORIGINAL SIN 2 DEFINITIVE EDITION’s gameplay, for free! Players can then choose to unlock the entire First Act of the game – approximately 20 hours of adventuring – by purchasing the game. Players will also be able to pick-up from the progress made during this special access preview upon the full launch of DIVINITY®: ORIGINAL SIN 2 DEFINITIVE EDITION in August.

Xbox players will explore a world of near-limitless possibilities. Players will gather their party, master elements, and forge friendships and rivalries on their quest to ascend to divinity.

To watch how the team at Larian Studios developed the console experience in DIVINITY®: ORIGINAL SIN 2 DEFINITIVE EDITION, check out the video at the following YouTube link (ready for embedding):

DIVINITY®: ORIGINAL SIN 2 DEFINITIVE EDITION will be available physically and digitally in the Americas for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in August 2018.

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Secret Day One DLC Announced

MAPLEWOOD, N.J., and WATFORD, United Kingdom – May 14, 2018 – Saber Interactive and Wired Productions have today revealed that the physical retail edition of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will feature the super-secret day one additional DLC content – ensuring fans who purchase the physical edition at launch get more Fu than they could have possibly imagined!

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will be bundled as a physical boxed product with the unannounced ‘Bonus FU’ DLC at major retailers for £24.99/€29.99/$29.99 on the PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One and £34.99/€39.99/$39.99 on Nintendo Switch™. The additional Bonus FU will not only raise a few eyebrows on launch day when it’s revealed but will extend the gaming experience with new levels and a bonus famous main character.

“Since its unveiling to the press and public at recent expos and hands-on events, the reception to the Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn has been terrific,” stated Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “Better than we could have ever imagined, and certainly settles the score of ’94 and puts right the legacy of Shaq Fu. So much so, that we wanted to make the physical retail edition something truly memorable for gamers who prefer something more tangible and collectable. When they open up their box copies we’re genuinely intrigued and excited to gauge players’ reactions to the additional DLC content.”

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is an intense, action-packed beat ‘em up which sees players take on the role of the unstoppable Shaquille O’Neal as he fights his way through the hordes of hell and Hollywood. Master devastating combos, battle outlandish celebrity bosses and take on all comers with an array of weapons, including katanas, shuriken and baseball bats. Channel Shaq’s alter egos, Big Daddy O and Big Diesel, in epic battles in the successor to the worst game ever on a mission to restore Shaq’s legacy.

G-FORM Pro-X Protective Pad Review

While playing airsoft in rough environments, reliable PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) like gloves, helmets, elbow and knee pads are of the utmost importance. Nothing ruins a game day like someone splitting open their extremities. While there are a number of overseas companies that produce knock-off tactical PPE, I found a US-based company that has some futuristic protection worth your looking at. G-Form produces several protective pads for just about every body part you would want to protect. I got the chance to check out their “Pro-X” line of elbow and knee pads and was greatly impressed by just how well they work in an airsoft environment. During my game days out at SC Village in Norco, CA I “eat it” hard at least once during the day – not counting the minor slide here and there. Further, there are multiple times throughout the day where I will have to hit the deck in a hurry and that can be rough on a person’s knees.

The star player in the Pro-X knee and elbow pads is the company’s proprietary RPT (Reactive Protection Technology) foam. This foam material exists in a soft, malleable state when not under stress. However, when this material is subject to an impact like, say, hitting the ground knee-first, the molecules of the RPT pad bind together and instantly harden. Once the impact has subsided, the material returns to its softer state. Serving to increase team morale further, these G-Form Pro-X pads can be washed in cold water then hung dry, so they won’t end up smelling terrible for future use.

One of the worse things about wearing traditional tactical knee pads is the sweat they produce. The feeling is just super-uncomfortable as your tactical pants bunch up and dampen under the pad. That feeling is way worse than taking a spray of full auto on an unprotected area as it stays with you. Even if you somehow cool off between games and take your pads off, you are left with soggy pant knees – yuck. With the G-Form pads, I never felt this happen at all. The pads are sewn onto a compression fabric that, while keeping everything together, is extremely breathable. Also, because the pads themselves are segmented and not continuous, you get nice air flow down into the area covered by the pads to add to the cooling effect. Another huge issue with tactical knee pads is that they have a tendency to move around and fall. The G-Form Pro-X pads are sewn onto that compression sleeve which isn’t going anywhere. I got to take a look at the XL size and probably should have gone with the XXL units. They are really tight on my person and probably a bit too much. Check out the G-Form sizing charts to ensure you are getting the right sizes.

It was strange to wear the G-Form Pro-X pads at first because they go underneath your combat shirt and pants, not over top. It took me a game or two to get used to the fact that to my eyes it didn’t look like I was wearing pads. Once I did, though, I had absolutely no fear in running around, sliding on my knees, etc. I don’t recall getting shot with a BB in the G-Form padding, so I can’t tell you exactly how it feels – however, due to their construction and the way the RPT foam reacts to impact, I can’t imagine you’d feel it. The only real downside to the G-Form Pro-X pads is that, because they don’t go over top of your combat shirt and pants, those garments will take more wear and tear during use. But, I digress, there are trade-offs for everything in life and, for me, wearing more on my pants is of less concern than that awful knee sweat or falling knee pads.

Overall, the G-Form line of Pro-X elbow and knee pads are an amazing advancement in padding that will keep your joints cooler as well as more protected during your airsoft games in rugged terrain. Finally, these pads are reasonably priced considering their capabilities. The Pro-X knee pads retail for about $60 dollars while the elbow pads run for about $50.

RAGE 2 Teaser Trailer

May 14, 2018 – The world of RAGE 2 comes to life with our new announce trailer! The official gameplay reveal for RAGE 2 will release right here tomorrow, May 15. Stay tuned for more information about the return of the wild world of RAGE.

For more information on RAGE 2, follow these channels:

Website – https://beth.games/rage
Facebook – https://facebook.com/rage
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ragegame
Instagram – https://instagram.com/rage

Worlds Adrift Launch Trailer

London, May, 2018 – Worlds Adrift, the upcoming Community-Crafted MMO by Bossa Studios, is launching into Early Access on 17th May. To celebrate, the indie gaming studio are staging a completely unique, and first of its kind, launch event, in what is perhaps the most literal understanding of the term ever!

Emulating one of the flying ships for which the game’s become synonymous, the studio have crafted a life-size vessel, which they plan to propel 150 feet into the air, above the picturesque grounds of the Chelsea College of Arts, London

The ship will be decked out (pun intended) with twenty fully-supported game stations, so that guests can experience the game in a way that brings to life the sense of awe, expanse and wonder for which Worlds Adrift has been celebrated. Offering a completely unique and one-off panoramic view of the London skyline, not to mention the opportunity to partake in an event that marks a first for the industry, the question remains: have you courage and fortitude to heed the call?

Staging six ascensions throughout the course of the day from 12-7, each session will last an hour, and offer approximately forty minutes of gameplay experience. The entire event will be streamed live on the Bossa channel, with equipment provided for guests to do the same from their own channels, too. Additionally, Bossa will also be hosting a raffle on the day to win a life size replica of the Worlds Adrift Grapple Hook; a crucial instrument for those looking to survive the perilous skies of Foundation.

Seats are in limited supply, so be sure to get back to us asap to reserve a spot. To book a flight, or request more information, please email sam.brace@decibel-pr.com.

See you in the skies!

About Worlds Adrift

Worlds Adrift is a Community-Crafted MMO with a singular vision: to give players the freedom to redefine a genre. Built with SpatialOS, and offering an entirely user-generated environment, the sheer scale of its scope, and beauty of its design, is an invitation to explore. To discover. To unearth…

Rick and Morty Renewed for 70 Episodes

After some contract renegotiation, fans of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty will be very pleased to hear that the network’s flagship cartoon series has been renewed for 70 additional episodes. First announced by creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland on social media, this new longterm deal will keep the show around for quite some time. The show has only been on for three ten episode seasons thus far, but has gained a huge following. Adult Swim has announced that they will be sending out the Rickmobile to promote the show on a multi-city tour. This tour kicks off in Atlanta, GA on May 17 and will end up in San Diego for Comic-Con.

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NBA Playgrounds 2 Gameplay Trailer

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – May 9, 2018 – Independent studio Saber Interactive has announced that NBA Playgrounds 2, the smash-hit arcade-action sports game sequel, will arrive on May 22, 2018, for $19.99 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC.

NBA Playgrounds 2’s first official gameplay trailer shows how it’s taking the series’ over-the-top, two-on-two street action even higher on new playgrounds around the world. New features include Playgrounds Championship mode, a worldwide ranked league with multiple competitive solo and co-op ladders, as well as a new single-player Season mode that recreates the experience of leading a team through the regular season and playoffs. There’s also four-player online matches, co-op matches against AI, improved matchmaking with dedicated servers, the return of three-point contests, custom matches, and more!

Putting the sport’s biggest players front and center, NBA Playgrounds 2 will launch with over 200 current and retired NBA players – including Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Damian Lillard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Dr. J., Allen Iverson and Larry Bird. There are also new moves and power-ups to bust out, improved AI, and new player models and animations.

NBA Playgrounds 2 is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. For more information, visit playgroundsgame.com, and follow the series on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.