Razer collabrates with China Telecom E-Game Platform
Checkout the new mobile app Integration for Razer wearable with China Telecom!
BEIJING and SINGAPORE – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced a strategic partnership with China Telecom that will connect Razer Nabu and Nabu X wearables with products served on the carrier’s E-Game mobile gaming platform. China Telecom is one of the three major telecommunications operators in China, distinguished on the Fortune Top 500 Global Corporations list over several consecutive years. Its E-Game product is an interactive entertainment platform developed in 2010. By the end of 2014, E-Game catalogued more than 200 million registered users, 20 million of whom make monthly payments and 30 million of whom are monthly active users. Kicking-off the collaboration, Razer wearables users can expect to be able to convert real-life distance traveled, and other such activity tracked by their smartbands into virtual benefits in E-Game apps, such as in-game currency or such rewards. Additionally, select China Telecom Offline Stores will display Nabu X and other Razer products for hands-on demos.
About the Razer Nabu and Nabu X The Razer Nabu is an award-winning wearable that was first introduced at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in 2014 where it won a “Best of CES” award as “People’s Choice,” besting a field of more than 40 finalists by earning roughly 50 percent of the popular vote during the show. The Nabu X joins the Nabu in the company’s wearables category in 2015. The two solutions will be sold side-by-side, separately. The Nabu features a private message OLED screen, while the Nabu X employs three LED indicators to notify users. For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com/nabu.
About Razer: Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.
Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted “Best of CES” award consecutively for five years, the company’s leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community that is estimated to have over 1 billion gamers worldwide.
Razer’s award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.
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Interstellar heading to Blu-ray/Digital in March
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 23, 2015) – Hailed as “the most exhilarating film this century”, director Christopher Nolan’s “must-see masterpiece” (New York Post) INTERSTELLAR makes its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand March 31, 2015, from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD March 17, 2015. A breathtaking filmmaking achievement, INTERSTELLAR has been named one of the Top Ten movies of the year by Rolling Stone, Esquire, the New York Post and more, and has received five Academy Award® nominations including Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Score. Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey1 stars as ex-pilot-turned-farmer Cooper, who must leave his family and a foundering Earth behind to lead an expedition traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. The film also stars Academy Award-winners Anne Hathaway2 and Michael Caine3 and Academy Award-nominees Jessica Chastain4 and John Lithgow5. INTERSTELLAR will be available in a three-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet™ and three hours of in-depth, behind-the-scenes bonus content detailing the epic shoot, the scientific realities explored in the film, a look at creating the stunning visuals, plus an extended cut of “The Science of Interstellar” broadcast special and much more. For a limited time, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will also include an authentic, collectible Interstellar film cell from an original 70MM IMAX print of the film.
INTERSTELLAR Blu-ray Combo Pack The INTERSTELLAR Blu-ray of the feature film is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The Blu-ray of bonus material is presented in 1080p high definition with English 2.0 Dolby Digital and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film, as well as the following:
Blu-ray #1 · Feature film in high definition
Blu-ray #2 · The Science of Interstellar—Extended cut of the broadcast special. · Plotting an Interstellar Journey—Discusses the film’s origins, influences and narrative designs. · Life on Cooper’s Farm—Bringing Americana and the grounded nature of a farm to a sci-fi space movie. · The Dust—Learn how cast and crew avoided sand blindness, and see how to create, and clean up after, a catastrophic dust storm. · TARS and CASE—Designing and building these unique characters and how they were brought to life on set and in the film. · Cosmic Sounds—The concepts, process, and recording of Hans Zimmer’s unforgettable score. · The Space Suits—A look at the design and build of the suits and helmets, and what it was like to wear them. · The Endurance—Explore this massive set with a guided tour by production designer Nathan Crowley. · Shooting in Iceland: Miller’s Planet/Mann’s Planet—Travel with the cast and crew to Iceland and see the challenges they faced in creating two vastly different worlds in one country. · The Ranger and the Lander—A look at the other two spaceships in the film. · Miniatures in Space—Marvel at the large-scale models used in the explosive docking sequence. · The Simulation of Zero-G—Discover the various methods that the filmmakers used to create a zero gravity environment. · Celestial Landmarks—Explore how the filmmakers used practical special effects informed by real scientific equations to give the illusion of real space travel for both the actors and the audience. · Across All Dimensions and Time—A look at the concept and design of the Tesseract, which incorporated a practical set rather than a green screen. · Final Thoughts—The cast and crew reflect back on their Interstellar experience. · Theatrical Trailers
DVD · Feature film in standard definition
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Dying Light gets a release date (and more)
A lot sooner than most thought. Always good news. Anyway, enjoy the official details below.
January 23, 2015 – Techland announced today the updated global launch dates for Dying Light. The game will have a worldwide digital release on PC of January 27, 2015. In North and South America, the digital release and physical copies for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be available at the same day. In Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia, Dying Light will have a digital release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One of January 28, 2015. Physical copies of the game will be released in these territories on February 27, 2015. Additionally all of the physical preordered versions will include two DLC packs, Cuisine & Cargo and Ultimate Survivor Bundle, free of charge. Subsequently, the “Be the Zombie” multiplayer mode, where players take control of the Night Hunter and can invade others’ games, will be now be available for free on all platforms everywhere.
A statement from the good folks at Techland:
Dear gamers, As you already know, today we detailed our launch timing for Dying Light. Although the changes affect only the release of boxed copies in certain territories, we want to show all of you our appreciation for your continued support. Thus, we’re really happy to announce that “Be the Zombie” will be available for free to everyone, on all platforms, in all territories. We’ll also be giving away extra weapon dockets to everyone who pre-ordered Dying Light and signed up at Dockets.DyingLightGame.com. We want to thank you for your patience and support in this matter and can’t wait for you to enjoy playing Dying Light and invading other players’ game in the “Be the Zombie” mode. - Dying Light Team
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White Haired Witch on Blu-ray & DVD March 10
Check out the movie here!
PLANO, Texas. (January 21, 2015) – Jacob Cheung’s (Twin Dragons) elaborate wuxia-fantasy WHITE HAIRED WITCH debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital March 10 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The martial arts extravaganza is loosely adapted from Liang Yusheng’s novel Baifa Monü Zhuan and stars Fan Bingbing (Iron Man 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Huang Xiaoming (Eastern Bandits, Ip Man 2) as a pair of star-crossed lovers whose love could change the fate of the nation. The films also stars Vincent Zhao (Wu Dang) and features action choreography by Stephen Tung (Saving General Yang). Bonus features on WHITE HAIRED WITCH include a “Making-of” featurette.
Synopsis: In the twilight of the Ming Dynasty, the Imperial court is plagued by corruption as tyrants rule over the land. With the Manchurians preying on a weakened empire, war is imminent. To save the victims from their suffering, sorceress Jade Raksha fights the soldiers who oppress people for their own gain. As payback, local government officials decide to pin the murder of Governor Zhuo Zhonglian on Jade, turning her and the members of her cult into wanted fugitives for a crime they didn’t commit.
WHITE HAIRED WITCH has a runtime of approximately 104 minutes and is not rated.
Today, Obsidian Entertainment has revealed the Gunner class in Skyforge in an explosive new trailer. The Gunner is one of the most heavily armed classes in the game with a powerful gun that can transform into a massive missile launcher, destructive flamethrower and other firing modes. These different firing modes make the the Gunner a dangerous foe in a variety of tactical situations. If the situation ever becomes overwhelming, the Gunner can teleport out of harm's way and call in a devastating orbital strike.
Players wanting to blast their enemies to dust early can sign up for the upcoming Skyforge closed beta via: www.skyforge.com
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Battle Viewer Released to Galatic Civilizations III
Check out the update here!
Plymouth, MI – January 22, 2015 – Stardock released a major update to Galactic Civilizations III today, letting players witness the terrible might of their starfleets with the new battle viewer. Galactic Civilizations III Beta 4 also adds extreme worlds with hostile environments that require advanced research to colonize, reworks the ideology system to give incredible bonuses to malevolent, pragmatic, and benevolent leaders, and enables the Gigantic and Immense map sizes.
Galactic Civilizations III is the next installment in one of the highest-rated strategy series of all time, created by the original developers at Stardock. Players expand their space empires across galaxies that range up to enormous maps only possible thanks to Galactic Civilizations III's 64-bit engine, which allows both Stardock and modders to put an effectively unlimited amount of content in the game. Unique tech trees for each of the game's eight races and multiple victory conditions give a huge number of ways to play – not even counting custom races, ships, maps, and franchise-first online multiplayer.
The battle viewer marks the first time players can see their starships in real-time action. Lasers pierce the void at long range until ships can close the distance and unleash deadly missile barrages and finally open fire with banks upon banks of direct-fire kinetic weaponry. All ships designed in the incredibly powerful Galactic Civilizations III ship designer are supported in the battle viewer, so players can enjoy the full destructive potential of their hand-crafted starships.
The revamped ideology system gives amazing boosts to players as they choose between diving deep into one branch of an ethos, going wide across multiple branches, or even exploring additional ideologies. Discover hidden planets, give all your fleets free fighter escorts, and more as you unlock your civilization’s true potential.
This update also scatters valuable extreme worlds across the galaxy, which require advanced technologies to even land on. The keys to these rich new frontiers join the many existing paths on the sprawling Galactic Civilizations III tech tree – choosing between new worlds, advanced deflector shields for your starships, diplomatic gambits to sway the United Planets, or starbase facilities to broadcast your culture ever deeper into rival empires is difficult, but such is the lot of any space emperor.
Galactic Civilizations III is available now through Steam Early Access for $49.99 and is on track for full release this spring. Learn more at http://www.galciv3.com.
Iron Brotherhood Update Deploys to World of Tanks on Consoles
Find out about the update here!
January 22, 2015 — Wargaming today announced the arrival of the Iron Brotherhood content update for its free to play console multiplayer game, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition. Available as a free download for all Xbox Live Gold members*, World of Tanks can also be experienced by new players through a free seven-day trial for all other Xbox Live account holders. The Iron Brotherhood update is now live and ready for immediate download globally, adding one new map and five new Soviet-built heavy tanks to the garages of tankers everywhere.
The most brutal of the Soviet heavy tanks roll into the fray with armor thick enough to take a beating and guns large enough to return the damage in kind. Tankers now can climb into the hatches of T-150, KV-3, KV-4, STI and IS-4. In the right hands, any one of these heavies is capable of dominating a battle while delivering a serious beat-down to enemies. Additionally, a new “South Coast” map arrives in the update, giving tankers new strategic opportunities and terrain to explore in their new heavy tanks.
For more information on the Iron Brotherhood update, visit:
In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight against each other, trying to capture and hold conquest points in short, intense and action-packed battles. Designed with mobile devices in mind, Battle Arena combines intuitive controls with skill-based strategies and fast-paced action. Dive into a rich fantasy universe as you rain fire from afar as a sorceress or cleave your enemies’ knees as a dwarf—all with the flick of a finger.
Featuring elements known from role-playing games and a fair, player-friendly monetization system, the game features no pay to win elements and allows every item and functionality to be unlocked entirely via gameplay.
The Witcher Battle Arena ships with two maps—the Nilfgaardian Arena and the Korath Desert (both available in conquest mode)—and 9 playable heroes taken straight from the Witcheruniverse.
Play as the witcher Geralt of Rivia, the elven rebel Iorveth or the powerful sorceress Philippa Eilhart; earn experience points to develop your player profile; win rare and valuable pieces of equipment; and customize your favorite characters using our deep upgrade system. Modify any hero to cater to your playstyle and be the first to dominate the arena!
With The Witcher Battle Arena’s launch, the development team will now focus on providing ongoing support for the game—which will include making it even richer with new heroes, maps and gameplay modes.
Minimum device requirements for iOS and Android can be found here
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Force Majeure Arrives On Blu-ray And DVD February 10
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FORCE MAJEURE is a wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family — handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children — on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch
AXS TV: A Look at Force Majeure • Interview With Writer/Director Ruben Östlund and Actor Johannes Bah Kuhnke
Blu-ray/DVD Basics DVD Price: $29.98/ $26.98
Street Date: February 10, 2015
Running Time: 119 min
MPAA Rating: R
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Rise of Incarnates Goes Into Early Access Feb. 4
Find out how to get early access!
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announces that its free-to-play action game, Rise of Incarnates, will go live on Steam Early Access on February 4. Offering players the unique opportunity to experience a highly rewarding cooperative experience, Rise of Incarnates is packed with a rich library of characters and customization. Set in an era of unending catastrophe, players in Rise of Incarnates find themselves in a time where society lives in perpetual fear of what will become of the planet. Among the people of this universe, certain humans with extraordinary abilities have emerged. These humans are known as “incarnates,” and their powers are drawn from daimones, or spiritual manifestations of the gods, demons and monsters of all the world's mythology. Rise of Incarnates will debut with eight unique and playable characters that offer a plethora of customization options. These diverse character types and roles -- each with a unique set of skills and powers -- appeal to a variety of play-styles while accommodating expansive team dynamics and strategy. In Rise of Incarnates, players battle in a 2 vs. 2 arena set in New York City or Paris maps, using a variety of different modes, including Versus matches, Arcade mode and Bot matches. During these battles, players must employ sharp reflexes, mental resolve and strategic insight as they run, jump, and fly through these 3D arenas, engaging in both close-quarters combat and long-range assaults. Many more characters, maps and other features will continue to be added throughout Early Access as well.
Players who sign up to the email newsletter here before Feb. 4 will receive a code for an Early Registration Gift set via email. The gift set includes a customization kit for each debut character.
LEAMINGTON SPA, England – 22nd January 2015 - Red Phantom Games, the one-man independent development dynamo, is excited to announce that their critically acclaimed debut game Minutes, is set to release in the US on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on February 10th.
Originally released in Europe at the end of 2014, Minutes will be available to cross buy on both formats to US audiences via PlayStation Store. Minutes is a unique slice of abstract action and gameplay purity where you journey through a twisted form of bullet hell! Collect, dodge, expand and squeeze your way across 60 intense levels in a quest to hit that all elusive “Perfect” on every single one.
Featuring original music from Black Bag Music, Minutes will have an RRP of $7.99.
Journey through a twisted form of bullet hell! Minutes is a unique slice of abstract action and gameplay purity. Collect, dodge, expand and squeeze your way across 60 intense levels. Can you achieve the elusive “Perfect” on them all?
Daily Challenge: Test your skills with a new random level every day!
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Trials Fusion Online Multiplayer is Now Available!
Check out the trailer and the info about the update!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA January 22, 2015 Today, Ubisoft® announced that Online Multiplayer is now available as a free update in Trials Fusion. Players can now face off against four to eight opponents in three multiplayer modes. Additionally, the fourth and largest downloadable content pack to date, Fire in Deep, will be available next week on January 27, 2015.
In Online Multiplayer up to eight players can face-off on next-gen consoles and Windows® PC and on Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft up to four players can go head to head. This update comes with three game selections that can be found in the new multiplayer lobby:
Online X-Supercross mode: up to eight players compete on three random tracks, with one winner selected based on the highest score. Private Game mode: up to eight players pick which track they want to race on and can customize the races parameters with options including track gravity, bikes speed and bike control. Private Game with Spectator: Players looking to watch online multiplayer can select the track and parameters for the race and invite eight other players to ride so they can watch the race. These matches can also be broadcasted using streaming platforms.
Online Multiplayer will also include a global leaderboard for Online X-Supercross times and record holders.
Next week Fire in the Deep, the fourth and biggest downloadable content pack yet, will be available. It will bring players 11 new tracks, five new achievements and trophies to unlock, 27 new track challenges and dozens of new editor objects. Season Pass holders will receive immediate access to Fire in the Deep when it is available on January 27 and riders without the Season Pass will be able purchase it for $4.99.
The Season Pass is still available for $19.99 and includes Fire in the Deep, all previous content packs and the final two pieces of DLC which will be released by March 2015.
Developed by RedLynx in collaboration with Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev, Trials Fusion has sold over one million copies and offers players an unlimited array of obstacles and challenges as they race against the clock to set track records.
Today DeNA released Blood Brothers 2, the sequel to the hit dark-fantasy role-playing game (RPG) Blood Brothers. The original Blood Brothers has been downloaded more than 35 million times and spent 7 months as a top 10-grossing app on Google Play. The action-packed title is available now to download for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google play for Android devices.
The art style, storytelling and mechanics that made the original so successful are amplified in Blood Brothers 2, providing players with a deeper, customizable gaming experience. Immersed in a world of chaos and war, players will need to build a powerful army to challenge their enemies and restore order. With endless options to strategize and shape their armies, players will venture through the land of Arnashia acquiring skills and creating their own stories. Those who play Blood Brothers 2 during launch week will receive a unique in-game character and other awesome rewards.