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Ronda Rousey to Make Video Game Debut in WWE 2K19

New York, NY – July 10, 2018 – 2K today announced that Olympic medalist, feature film actress, UFC® Hall of Famer and current WWE® Superstar, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey®, will make her WWE console video game debut in WWE® 2K19, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. The “Baddest Woman on the Planet” – who put the WWE Universe on notice with a surprise Royal Rumble® 2018 appearance, blockbuster WrestleMania® 34 debut match and continued explosive presence – will appear in WWE 2K19 as a playable character wearing her signature ring gear inspired by “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. In addition, 2K’s global marketing campaign trailer for the announcement, which debuted during last night’s Monday Night Raw® broadcast, further celebrates Ronda’s landmark WWE arrival and incredible bond shared with the late WWE Hall of Famer through inclusion of Piper’s verbal praise from her Piper’s Pit™ podcast appearance in 2015.

“As a WWE Superstar, having support from the Piper family means everything to me,” said Ronda Rousey. “It’s an honor to be part of WWE 2K19 and have my name mentioned alongside so many important Superstars in WWE history, including Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle®, Ultimate Warrior®, Sting™ and Goldberg™.”

“Anybody can call themselves ‘Rowdy’, but it takes a special, talented and dedicated individual to live up to the ‘Rowdy’ name,” said Colt Toombs, son of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. “My dad saw it in Ronda, and so do we. She is truly ‘Rowdy to the core,’ and that mindset really comes through in the trailer for WWE 2K19.”

Rousey, alongside former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio, will be available as bonus content for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC. WWE 2K19 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 9, 2018, with Early Access players receiving their copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on October 5, 2018.

“From an Olympic tatami to the UFC Octagon to the WWE ring, Ronda is a one-of-a-kind athlete and incredible ambassador for career and life empowerment,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “Her discipline, determination and attitude toward accomplishing her goals and silencing her critics make her the perfect embodiment of WWE 2K19’s ‘Never Say Never’ global marketing campaign. We are thrilled to welcome Ronda to the WWE 2K family and can’t wait to see what’s in store for her in the years to come.”

Through the announcement of Ronda Rousey as the second of two pre-order playable characters, 2K updated details today surrounding WWE 2K19 premium product offerings and their scheduled release dates:

About the WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition

Players who purchase the WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition, available in both physical and digital varieties at participating retailers, will receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on Friday, October 5, 2018 for the PS4™ system, Xbox One and Windows PC. The WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition includes the following items:

  • Copy of WWE 2K19 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;
  • Access to WWE 2K19 Season Pass digital content (details announced this summer);
  • Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (playable Rey Mysterio “Royal Rumble 2018” character and playable Ronda Rousey “WrestleMania 34/Roddy Piper-inspired” character);
  • Access to WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition digital content (details announced this summer).

About the WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition

Players who purchase the WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition at participating retailers will also receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on Friday, October 5, 2018 for the PS4™ system and Xbox One. The WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition includes the following items:

  • Copy of WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition, which includes the following items:
    • Copy of WWE 2K19 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;
    • Access to WWE 2K19 Season Pass digital content (details announced this summer);
    • Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (playable Rey Mysterio “Royal Rumble 2018” character and playable Ronda Rousey “WrestleMania 34/Roddy Piper-inspired” character);
    • Access to WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition digital content (details announced this summer);
  • Premium packaging;
  • Exclusive and rare physical collectibles;
  • Limited Edition WWE® SuperCard content.

Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K19 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K19 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 9, 2018 for the PS4™ system, Xbox One and Windows PC. For more information onWWE 2K19 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #WWE2K19 and #NeverSayNever or subscribe on YouTube. For more information on the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, please visit wwe.2k.com/milliondollarchallenge/rules.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard Launch Trailer

London – July 9, 2018 – Worldwide video game publisher, Outright Games, is proud to announce the release of its newest title, Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard, based on Sony Pictures Animation’s film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. The new game is now available on PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC for $39.99 and is rated E for everyone by the ESRB. Buy Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard for Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, and PC today on Amazon.

“We are pleased to release Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard today and think fans will love continuing the story of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which hits theaters this week as well,” says Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “This new game is a great way to keep the summer fun going all year long.”

A mysterious storm has left Dracula, Mavis and the gang washed up on the legendary Lost Islands. Only you, with help from a lovable crew of little creatures called the Impa, can reunite Drac’s Pack! Lead your Impa team on daring missions to save missing monsters Frankenstein, Murray the mummy, and Wayne the werewolf. As you discover new varieties of Impa, including Frankenimpa, Wolfimpa and more, you’ll use their scary skills to battle dangerous enemies, collect secret treasures and save the day, in a hilarious new adventure that continues the story of Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. But hurry – the lives of Dracula’s family and friends are at stake!

Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard is the perfect companion to Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” says Jamie Stevens, EVP Worldwide Consumer Products at Sony Pictures Entertainment. “We are excited for fans to dive into a new monster adventure, explore Drac’s extraordinary world and make new friends along the way!”

Have fun with Drac’s Pack

Enter the spooky fun world of Hotel Transylvania and meet all your favorite Frankenhomies from Johnny, Frank and Dennis, to sea captain Ericka from the new film. With stunning visuals and humor faithful to the franchise, you’ll laugh your way through your very own monster adventure.

Meet a lovable new team of friends

The Impa are at your command! These curious little creatures will follow where you lead and do what you ask. And when you combine the abilities of the bat-like Vampa, digging Wolfimpa, super-strong Frankenimpa and others, you can solve the toughest puzzles and beat fearsome enemies.

There’s more to explore

Perfect your Impa strategies and go deeper into the mysterious Lost Islands to discover hidden treasures, secret boss battles and new shortcuts. The ghoulish fun doesn’t stop!

The Hotel Transylvania game will release on July 10 on PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC. For more information, please visit www.OutrightGames.com

FOX Unveils Deadpool 2 Mega Presence at SDCC

20th Century Fox has unveils heap loads of Deadpool goodness for next week’s San Diego Comic-Con! Check out all their activities below:

YOUR GUIDE TO FINDING THE “D” AT SDCC

DEADPOOL 2 IN HALL H
WHEN
Saturday, June 21
5:15pm – 6:15pm

WHERE
San Diego Convention Center, Hall H

WHAT
Prepare for the ultimate superhero landing as Deadpool and pals drop into Hall H for an hour of maximum effort. Expect dirty jokes, broken fourth walls, maybe some spandex and real, live unicorns! (Panel may not actually include mythical creatures.)

THE DEADPOOL 2 SUPER DUPER $@%!#& CUT WORLD PREMIERE
WHEN
Saturday, June 21
9:30pm

WHERE
Horton Grand Theatre
444 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

WHAT
Deadpool drops the ultimate deuce in the Gaslamp—now with more splash! The Horton Grand Theatre plays host to the world premiere screening of the Deadpool 2 Super Duper $@%!#& Cut, featuring 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage including deleted scenes, alternate jokes and extended takes.

Tickets to the screening are available for Saturday or weekend-long Comic-Con badge holders only. Head to the Sails Pavilion at 9am Saturday for your chance to get your hands on one. A certain time-traveling psychopath let slip that there may even be a few special guests in attendance, so get those tickets early!

DEADPOOL’S SUPER DUPER DANCE PARTY
WHEN
Wednesday, July 18 (Preview Night) – Sunday, July 22

WHERE
San Diego Convention Center, Booth 3529

WHAT
Your childhood dreams (or nightmares) come true as Deadpool and his animatronic band of X-Force rejects takes up residency at the San Diego Convention Center for a series of musical performances you’ll never forget—despite your best efforts. A different Comic-Con exclusive t-shirt will be given to the first 1200 attendees each day, Thursday through Sunday. So come early and come often!

DEADPOOL’S DREAM SUITE

WHERE
The Hard Rock Hotel
207 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

WHAT
Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Deadpool and Blind Al took over the Hard Rock Hotel’s most expensive suite? Probably not, but you’re going to find out anyway!

Digital video service Vudu Movies & TV, has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to host a sweepstakes for one lucky Comic-Con attendee to win a stay in the Deadpool Dream Suite on Saturday evening. The suite is modeled after Deadpool’s apartment and comes fully-stocked with more half-finished Ikea furniture and pop-culture Easter eggs than you could shake a katana at. Not to mention all the (non-adult) movies the winner could ever watch, courtesy of Vudu.

Those planning to be at Comic-Con can enter to win at: watchvudu.com/deadpooldreamsuite. The official sweepstakes entry period is July 11 through July 19, and the winner will be announced at Comic-Con onJuly 20.

Although this activation is only open to members of the media and the grand prize winner, Vudu is also giving 15 lucky winners the extremely limited opportunity to tour this otherwise exclusive activation. Winners will be chosen by Vudu associates at Comic-Con, who will be on the lookout for Vudu and Deadpool super-fans.

The Deadpool hi-jinks continues after Comic-Con. Following the grand prize winner’s stay in the Dream Suite, Vudu will host a giveaway of select loot from the suite so fans can take a piece of the Deadpool Dream Suite home.  Visit watchvudu.com/deadpooldreamsuite to enter starting July 20th.

THE MERCH (WITH A MOUTH)
WHEN
Wednesday, July 18 (Preview Night) – Sunday, July 22

WHERE
San Diego Convention Center, Booths 4229 and 3529

WHAT
DEADPOOL 2 SUPER DUPER $@%!#& CUT (4K UHD $27.99 | Blu-ray $22.99)
Now with even more disc jokes! Pre-order the 4K UHD or Blu-ray at the Fox Fanfare Booth (#4229) or Deadpool’s Super Duper Dance Party (#3529) and receive a Comic-Con exclusive trucker hat, while supplies last.

DEADPOOL TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION (Blu-ray $17.99)
The OG, now available in collectible packaging with an assortment of limited edition party favors including stickers, car decals, temporary tattoos and a set of paper dolls that will let fans bring even their most depraved Wade Wilson fantasies to life.

WIN A SET OF DEADPOOL’S GREATEST PHOTOBOMBING MASTERPIECES
25 lucky fans will be selected each day Wednesday through Sunday to win a set of 18 Fox catalog Blu-rays with limited edition “photobombed” box art featuring Mr. Pool himself. All 18 photobombed films will be available to purchase at Walmart stores nationwide on August 7. Visit Booth 4229 and scan your badge to enter to win!

Another Sight New Trailer

Milan, Italy – July 6th, 2018 — Pioneering Italian games developer, Lunar Great Wall Studios (www.lgwstudios.com) is delighted to share a new trailer which reveals teasing glimpses of gameplay of ANOTHER SIGHT, due to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later this year.

View the new teaser trailer here:

Created with heart, culture and character, ANOTHER SIGHT is the story of Kit and Hodge. Whilst exploring the London Underground during its construction in 1899, Kit, a bold teenager is caught in a tunnel collapse. When Kit wakes up, her sight is gone, and she’s left helpless in the dark world below London. Hodge, a mysterious cat finds Kit, and becomes her companion on a journey through a surreal fantasy adventure, influenced by Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.

Marco Ponte, CEO of Lunar Great Wall Studios said: “We’re delighted to able to lift the curtain and share these glimpses of ANOTHER SIGHT, and we’ll be showing more of the adventures of Kit and Hodge later in the year as we lead players further down the rabbit hole closer to release. “

Together, Kit and Hodge will help each other explore the unknown as Hodge becomes Kits eyes, presenting a beautiful and unique world as they tackle environments and solve intriguing puzzles. As their bond grows, the pair will uncover a hidden society of the world’s greatest inventors and artistic minds such as Claude Monet, Nikola Tesla and other long-past cultural icons.

Another Sight Gameplay Features:

  • EMOTIVE DRIVEN – A story about a girl and her cat companion on a journey beyond sight and the real. A tale of warmth and intrigue is woven throughout the adventure, touching on trust, companionship and losing what we take for granted. Innovative gameplay and a story of heart is galvanized by a soundscape given life to by a symphonic orchestra to accent memorable moments between Kit, Hodge and the journey they’re on.
  • MASTERS OF THE PAST – Throughout the journey, Kit and Hodge will meet virtuoso artists such as Claude Monet and other cultural historical figures from the past, learning more about the world and dangers it presents. Each encounter visually impacts the world, taking on aesthetics of each creative movement from the famous characters Kit and Hodge meet.
  • STORY WOVEN GAMEPLAY – Use the unique abilities of each character to help Kit and Hodge traverse the world and overcome environmental challenges. Kit and Hodge can split up to investigate different areas of the locale that the other may not be able to reach, with both Kit and Hodge perceiving the world in very different ways, opening up different possibilities for overcoming their adventure.

ANOTHER SIGHT launches in 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Founded in 2016 by CEO Marco Ponte, Lunar Great Wall Studios aims to combine expertise, creative talent and technology to create truly innovative, emotive games.

Nerdist Unveils Nerdist House at San Diego Comic-Con

Burbank, Calif., — June 5, 2018 –  Nerdist is heading back to San Diego Comic-Con International with a special SDCC edition of Nerdist House from Thursday, July 19th through Sunday, July 22nd. All four days of Comic-Con, Nerdist will take over the Sparks Gallery on 530 Sixth Avenue for all-day entertainment and refreshments, special social hours and fan parties, live Nerdist shows, in-depth interviews and conversations, meet & greets, exclusive merchandise, photo opportunities, a VR experience, and much more. Nerdist House will be open to the public and free of charge. Comic-Con attendees are welcome, but a badge is not required.

This year, Nerdist House highlights will include in-depth looks at shows featured on Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Alpha (the premium streaming entertainment service from Legendary Digital Networks), as well as up close and personal conversations with honored guests, all live from the Nerdist stage. Fans will see their favorite shows come to life in Downtown San Diego, including live editions of Nerdist News Talks BackTalkin’ ToonsBecause Science, and more. Nerdist House attendees will have access to conversations with groundbreaking producer and YouTube personality, Adi Shankar of Bootleg Universe, as well as a special presentation of the Maltin On Movies podcast with hosts Leonard Maltin and Jessie Maltin alongside their guests from Cut Throat City, RZA, Shameik Moore, Kat Graham, and Terrence Howard.

In addition to live shows and conversations with creators, Nerdist House attendees will be able to test their space survival skills with a VR experience based on the sci-fi series SONA, created by Ashley Clements (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries). On Saturday night, Nerdist will also celebrate the 200th episode of the Bizarre States podcast with a party for fans, hosted by the show’s stars, Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser. Each day will feature a new slate of entertainment and activities. Fans will not want to miss the action and fun at Nerdist House!

Nerdist House at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 includes:

Live Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Alpha Shows

Become a part of Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Alpha’s fan favorite shows during Comic-Con.

●      Nerdist News Talks Back 

●      Alpha Comic Book Club with DC Comics 

●      Natural Selection with Kyle Hill and Dan Casey

●      Talkin’ Toons Live with host Rob Paulsen with special guests Maurice LaMarche & Randy Rogel

●      Because Science Live 

●      Geek & Sundry  

●      Geek & Sundry Horror 

●      A final SDCC roundup of Nerdist News Talks Back

In-depth Conversations and Special Performances

Nerdist House will host notable conversations with beloved creators, filmmakers, celebrities, and more.

●      Bootleg Universe with Adi Shankar

●      Half Hour Happy Hour with Alison Haislip and Alex Albrecht

●      Talkin’ Toons Live with host Rob Paulsen with special guests Maurice LaMarche & Randy Rogel

●      Orbital Redux with Yuri Lowenthal  

Exclusive Meet & Greets

●      Bootleg Universe’s Adi Shankar 

●      Half Hour Happy Hour with Alison Haislip and Alex Albrecht 

●      Natural Selection with Kyle Hill and Dan Casey

●      American fantasy author VE Schwab in partnership with TOR

●      Best-selling author Susan Dennard in partnership with TOR

●      Talkin’ Toons host Rob Paulsen with special guests Maurice LaMarche & Randy Rogel

●      Because Science and Nerdist Science editor Kyle Hill 

●      Team Geek & Sundry

●      Best-selling author R.A. Salvatore in partnership with TOR

●      Science fiction author Cory Doctorow in partnership with TOR

●      The Maltins 

●      Yuri Lowenthal (Orbital Redux) 

●      Team Nerdist

Special Happy Hours and Fan Parties

●      Alpha Book Club Happy Hour (Thursday, 7/19 from 7pm to 8pm)

○      Join Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine for a glass of wine with the ABC gang!

●      The 200th Episode of Bizarre States Party, hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser (Saturday, 7/21 from 8pm to midnight)

○      The celebration will feature Bizarre States inspired food, beverages, and surprises

○      Music will be provided by IHEARTCOMIX DJ Franki Chan

Exclusives & Giveaways

Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Alpha merchandise will be available onsite including exclusive live printing t-shirts for the popular science channel, Because Science.

Alpha members will receive exclusive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands at Nerdist House events and partiesNerdist House space is limited, so fans will want to arrive early to guarantee entry. As a special bonus, Alpha members will enjoy Nerdist House exclusives all throughout Comic-Con! Not a member yet?  Sign up at www.projectalpha.com and join the fun. 

Programming schedules will be posted daily. For up-to-the-minute updates on the full Nerdist House line-up, follow @Nerdist and #NerdistHouse on Twitter.

Nerdist will also be hosting its annual Alpha member party and its invite-only industry party on Thursday and Friday night respectively. Official event details will be announced soon. Follow @Nerdist and check www.nerdist.com for details.

Fishing Sim World Announced

CHATHAM, Kent  July 5, 2018 – Dovetail Games has announced Fishing Sim World, the most authentic fishing experience ever made. Feel the adrenaline rush of landing trophy largemouth bass and the thrill of fighting huge carp and monster pike. Fishing Sim World perfectly combines realistic game physics and accurate fish AI for a genuine fishing adventure that will keep you hooked.

As you rise from beginner to pro, you’ll improve your skills, upgrade your equipment and master each environment. Fishing Sim World takes players to seven uniquely challenging and beautiful locations across the U.S. and Europe. Travel from the glacial Lake Boulder of Upstate New York and Florida’s sun-kissed Lake Johnson to the licensed Gigantica Main Lake in France and a challenging stretch of the UK’s Grand Union Canal.

Cast out on your own or with friends in multiplayer for up to four players, comparing catches in real time on the leaderboards. The battle doesn’t end there – compete in live tournaments against opponents from around the world as you fight to be crowned Fishing Sim World champion.

Fish from land, or get out on the water with your boat, using sonar to find the perfect fishing spot. You’ll need every advantage you can get – each of Fishing Sim World’s 18 species of fish has its own advanced AI and behavioural systems. From water temperature to choice of bait, you’ll have to learn how each fish reacts to its surroundings and adapt your strategy to catch your prey.

Fishing Sim World is fully licensed, featuring some of the biggest names in the industry from North America and Europe. Choose from hundreds of rods, reels and lures from real brands like Bass Cat Boats, Bill Lewis Outdoors (Rat-L-Trap), Duckett, Korda, and many more, offering thousands of winning equipment combinations to tackle the challenges ahead. Whether you’re a beginner picking up a fishing rod for the first time or a veteran looking to put your real-life angling skills to the test, Fishing Sim World will have something for you all.

“Our passion for simulation and realism ensures that Fishing Sim World will be the most authentic fishing game on the market,” said Mark Greenway, Fishing Sim World Director at Dovetail Games. “We cannot wait for fishing fans to take on the challenges of bass and predator fishing, as well as catching huge carp!”

Fishing Sim World will be released on Sept. 18, 2018, on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam (PC) at a cost of $39.99 / £29.99 / €34.99.

Past Cure Gets Huge Patch and Redesign

Berlin, Germany, July 5th, 2018 –Phantom 8, a Berlin-based indie developer, is pleased to announce a raft of additions and enhancements to Past Cure that presents the studio’s title in a whole new light.

Changes include new story elements, cinematics, redesigned levels, reworked sanity meter, and the addition of new abilities; allowing you to interact more with the environment and experience Ian’s story in a more compelling and engaging way.

The updated and enhanced Past Cure is available to download now for PC, and will release in the coming weeks for PlayStation and Xbox One.

To watch the relaunch trailer, visit the link below:

“We were astounded by the level of feedback the community offered. The response to Past Cure has been incredible, and for a small studio, we’ve been really humbled by the positive contribution fans have made,” said Simon Gerdesmann, Phantom 8’s Managing Director. “We also listened to the things that didn’t resonate as we would have hoped, and have made a swathe of changes, additions, enhancements, redesigns to really bring out the best in Past Cure, a true labour of love for us.”

Other enhancements include improved auto-aim, new and improved voice overs, improved texturing and graphical upgrades and more.

Updated Features:
New areas and redesigned levels

Entirely new areas have been created to enable more immersive gameplay in levels that have been redesigned to offer a more challenging, and ultimately more enjoyable experience for the player.

More mind-bending abilities

In Past Cure, players have many different abilities, but to create more ways to play, and feel even more powerful, two new abilities have been added.
Mind bash allows you to stun or kill enemies and destroy objects within the environment.
Mind Fly creates a shield around Ian, which utilises sanity as the hits reign in, giving you a useful addition to your journey, but one that comes at a cost.

A story that continues to unfold

Throughout Past Cure, cinematics have been reworked to tell more of the story loved by its fans, and splintered across its levels are more elements of the backstory to discover.

Reworked Sanity Meter

The new sanity meter doesn’t recover from under 35%, and as it depletes toward zero, the nightmares from Ian’s dream world begin to surface in the real world, creating a new threat. Ian will have to decide upon fight or flight against these new foes until his sanity recovers.

Winner of multiple awards – including Best Storytelling at White Nights, Public Choice Award at Game Connection 2017, nominated for best emotional game in the Emotional Game awards, and for Best Indie Game at GamesCom 2017 – PAST CURE sees you play as Ian, a former special operations soldier unsure of his surroundings, and desperate to make sense of the last few years.

After the victim of experimentation and torture in prison, Ian’s mind has become fractured. His captors left him scarred with unrelenting nightmares, visions and new unstable and largely unexplainable powers such as time manipulation and telekinesis. Drifting between reality and hallucinogenic states, Ian must make sense of the world around him as he sets out on a path of revenge and discovery, uncertain of what awaits around the next corner.

Developed by an eight-person studio, PAST CURE is Phantom 8’s debut game. It launches globally at digital and retail, echoing modern film making in its cinematic design, and redefining the quality that can be achieved with a small, but focused studio.

PAST CURE is available now at retail and digitally for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One and Steam.

FXhibition Back for San Diego Comic-Con 2018

LOS ANGELES (July 5, 2018)  FX Networks announced today the return of FXhibition to San Diego Comic-Con, which will bring the networks’ buzziest and most beloved shows to life through an interactive combination of art and technology.  Taking center stage once again on the lawn of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, FXhibition 2018 will incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for the first time as part of innovative installations from hit shows such as Legion, American Horror Story, Mayans M.C. and Archer. Fans may register in advance at FXSDCC.com and use NFC on-site to record each moment of their personalized journey through the space, which will be captured in a virtual online gallery. FXhibition will be open to the public as follows:

  • Thursday July 19th, 12pm – 6pm
  • Friday July 20th, 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday July 21st, 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday July 22nd, 10am – 2pm

FX’s recent Los Angeles-based pop-up “The LEGION Chamber” art instillation will make its Comic-Con debut, allowing cosplayers the thrilling opportunity to immerse themselves in an audiovisual experience commissioned by the internationally-acclaimed Marco Brambilla Studio. Once inside, participants will find themselves disconnected from the outside world -literally- and fully entrenched in the hypnotic digital realm of David Haller.

Fans will also have the opportunity to step inside the “AMERICAN HORROR STORY Eccentricities Gallery,” featuring a collection of art and oddities inspired by AHS lore. The experience is aided by Augmented Reality (AR) technology, which reveals the secrets behind the objects and clues to the series’ upcoming eighth installment.

Other sharable video and photo opportunities at FXhibition 2018 will include:

  • Mayans M.C. Deconstructed Bike Zone: The ultimate photo-op for biker fans. The deconstructed motorcycle is a bold display to introduce Mayans M.C., the highly-anticipated series from Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy. It will also feature a gallery of other acclaimed artists’ takes on the new series, including El Mac, David Flores and Oscar Magallanes.
  • Archer Sound Boxes: Fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get inside the heads of their favorite Archer characters with this whimsical installation by capturing a photo of themselves inside suspended sound boxes adorned with character art. Each sound box features classic sound bites from the show.
  • Sunny the 13th Sunscreen and Water Stations: FX will bring Camp Paddy’s Irish Pub to FXhibition in celebration of the upcoming 13th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The space will feature playful camp-themed elements including a photo op, sunscreen and water stations.
  • FX 3D Me: Any fan can become an FX hero: Just by stepping into a state-of-the-art 360-degree scanner that captures your picture from all angles, you’ll be transported into a digital art piece from your favorite show. Participating fans will also have an opportunity to get a physical 3D figurine model of themselves.

For details and more information on how to be a part of the FXhibition experience, and to sign up for your very own NFC bracelet, please visit FXSDCC.com.

DAKAR 18 Release Date Revealed

Larkspur, Calif. – July 3, 2018 – Portuguese development studio and rally enthusiasts BIGMOON Entertainment today announced the official release date for the upcoming rally raid simulation DAKAR 18. The anticipated cross-country rally racing game is coming to PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC platforms on Sept. 11, 2018.

Based on the world famous annual rally raid organized by Amaury Sport Organization (A.S.O.) in South America, DAKAR 18 delivers all of the thrills, danger and realism of the biggest cross-country rally in the world. Race a variety of official vehicles across one of the biggest open worlds ever created. Players will have to use the real road books – provided by the pilots to the development team – to find the way across each of the 14 stages throughout Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.

Players will compete in fierce online multiplayer races as well as playing offline to harness and grow navigation and racing skills. DAKAR 18 is focused on realism and promises stunning visuals, which faithfully represent many of the official vehicles and pilots for each of the five racing categories (Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Quads and SxS) of the Dakar Rally 2018. In addition, the game will feature a single player, online and split screen multiplayer experience.

More information about DAKAR 18 can be found here on https://www.facebook.com/dakarthegame and http://www.dakarthegame.com, and information about the Dakar Rally is available here: http://www.dakar.com.

About BIGMOON Entertainment

Since its foundation, BIGMOON has set a simple goal: develop and publish the best games possible. The team loves great stories, fun characters, and innovative challenges. That’s why they put all their dedication and passion into creating and developing hardcore role-playing, action-adventure, horror and simulation games. Immersive worlds to discover and great characters are in their DNA. BIGMOON is an independent publisher and developer for all major platforms, including Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. BIGMOON already developed other games such as Police Simulator 18, Demons Age, Syndrome, Trapped Dead: Lockdown, Jagged Alliance: Back in Action and produced art on some well-known racing games such WRC 5, WRC 3, MotoGP 13 and Flatout4.

For more information on BIGMOON, please visit: www.bigmoonstudios.com.

Seagate Launches BarraCuda SSD Series

CUPERTINO, CA — July 3, 2018 — Expanding the BarraCuda® portfolio of products, Seagate today announced the launch of its new BarraCuda SSD designed to take data to the next level of speed, dependability and versatility with its unique flash-speed performance and SATA 6GB/s interface. With this launch, Seagate continues to build on the evolution of its storage capabilities, now offering a full range of HDD, hybrid and SSD solutions for the everyday computer user to avid PC system architects and professionals.

The BarraCuda SSD provides best-in-class performance for a wide range of applications:

  • Speed: Designed to maximize drive performance and equipped with flash-speed function up to 560MB/s and 90K IOPs that accelerates boost-time, file transfers and application loading, the BarraCuda SSD provides the desired capabilities for nearly every compute need and provides a first-rate solution for every budget.
  • Dependability: The BarraCuda SSD delivers peace of mind with a 5-year warranty, 1.8M hrs. MTBF, up to 1092 TBW with 24-hr Global Technical Support.
  • Versatility: The BarraCuda SSD offers best-in-class versatility with multiple capacity options (250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB) and a standard 2.5” form factor with SATA 6Gb/s interface to enable users to easily integrate into most laptops and desktop PCs. Optimized for maximum capacity and equipped with ultra-low power mode support for reduced power consumption, performance seekers can rest assured that the BarraCuda SSD will deliver exceptional quality and desired performance.

The product will be available on Amazon exclusively starting on Prime Day 2018, prior to general availability in September 2018. For full details about the BarraCuda SSD, please visit the BarraCuda product page.