Battlefront inspired Sandtrooper headsets revealed by Turtle Beach
Those look cool. Enjoy the official details below.
San Diego, CA - August 27, 2015 - Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), the leading-edge audio technology company and #1 in gaming audio, today announced the Star Wars™-themed Sandtrooper gaming headset for the eagerly anticipated Star Wars™ Battlefront™ video game. The standard version of Turtle Beach's Sandtrooper gaming headset will be offered in the UK, Australia, and in select territories across Europe, while a limited edition Sandtrooper gaming headset will be offered only at Best Buy in the U.S. Each limited edition Sandtrooper headset will be individually numbered and include an extra set of swappable Star Wars speaker plates, truly making it something fans will want to add to their collection. Both the standard and limited edition Sandtrooper headsets are planned to be available this fall timed to Star Wars Battlefront's launch, and PAX Prime attendees can get a first look at the new Star Wars-themed gaming headset this weekend at the Turtle Beach Booth (#442). Starting today, fans outside the U.S. can pre-order the standard Sandtrooper gaming headset at Turtle Beach, and fans in the U.S. can pre-order the limited edition version at Best Buy.
"With as many Star Wars fanatics as we have at Turtle Beach, it's been hard to not let the droid out of the bag about this unique gaming headset," said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. "Our top-quality gaming headsets allow us to work with the biggest brands in the world, and we're very happy to continue our ongoing collaboration with Lucasfilm and EA to support Star Wars Battlefront. We're also excited about this great opportunity with our U.S. retail partner, Best Buy, to offer the Sandtrooper headset to fans looking to collect limited edition Star Wars gear and fully immerse themselves in the audio landscape that can only be served-up through the Star Wars universe."
Themed after the squad of Stormtroopers donning the signature orange shoulder pauldron who are deployed to the sand-covered desert planet of Tatooine in search of Luke™, R2-D2™ and C-3PO™ in Star Wars™ Episode IV: A New Hope™, the Sandtrooper headset features an over-ear design for extended comfort, a removable high-sensitivity boom mic, and thundering 50mm speakers to deliver sound the way Star Wars is meant to be heard. It also includes one set of removable speaker plates that can be swapped out to show off different Star Wars characters and iconic franchise moments. Plus, only available as part of the limited edition Sandtrooper headset offered at Best Buy in the U.S., a second set of swappable Star Wars speaker plates is also included for free.
Turtle Beach's Sandtrooper is a multiplatform gaming headset for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC and mobile/tablet devices. The standard version of the Sandtrooper headset will be available in the UK for a MSRP of £69.99 GBP, in Australia for a MSRP of $169.00 AUD, and for a MSRP of €99.99 EUR* in select countries across Europe. The limited edition Sandtrooper headset will be available only at Best Buy in the U.S. for a MSRP of $99.95 USD.
Star Wars Battlefront is planned to launch November 17, 2015 on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC. Additional information on the game can be found at www.StarWars.EA.com/StarWars/Battlefront. For more information on the latest Turtle Beach gaming headsets and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com, and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Armored Warfare 'Base' feature announced, as well as early access test 5 dates
More news from the Armored Warfare front. Official details below.
Developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher My.com have announced that Armored Warfare Early Access Test 5 will be launching on September 3 and will last till September 20. Along with many exciting updates that include new maps, vehicles and gameplay changes, Early Access 5 will bring a brand new Base feature to the game. Base functions as the seat of power for a player’s Private Military Company (PMC) and consists of multiple buildings, which players choose to build and upgrade.
Each Base starts with just a single garage, but players can build many additional structures to provide boosts to their PMC and upgrade each building from level 1 to the max level of 8. A building will provide significantly better rewards and boosts once it is fully upgraded.
Please note that Early Access 5 will be the very first introduction of the Base gameplay and most of the features are yet to be added. So far, the list of buildings players can construct along with their benefits which add passive and incremental bonuses include:
● Academy – Bonus to commander XP per battle
● Airport – Credits discount when purchasing Retrofit upgrades
● Ammo Depot – Reputation discount to unlock Firepower upgrades
● Armory – Reputation discount to unlock Armor upgrades
● Barracks – bonus to Crew XP
● Command Center – Global Match Reputation gain bonus
● Garage – Global Repair Cost reduction
● Helipad – Global Match Credit gain bonus
● Harbor – Provides an incremental Raw Materials shipment increase
● Recon Post – Provides a passive discount to Premium Time purchases
Epic is about to go live with their new preview of Unreal Engine 4.9, which is just around the corner! Significant upgrades for mobile developers are coming in the new release, which Epic Games Korea's Jack Porter will be covering today. Also, check out the news on the first round of educational Unreal Dev Grants awarded today as well!
TODAY ON TWITCH: GET READY FOR UNREAL ENGINE 4.9 With the forthcoming Unreal Engine 4.9 release, mobile support in the engine will see numerous improvements as many new lighting and rendering features are added. Learn more about 4.9’s mobile and landscape features on today’s livestream, where Engine Dev & Support Lead Jack Porter will be joining Community Manager Chance Ivey and Engine Support Tech Alexander Paschall to provide viewers with additional details on the features!
UNREAL DEV GRANTS FUND EDUCATION The latest round of Epic’s no-strings-attached Unreal Dev Grants were announced this morning with a focus on education. Recipients of more than $75,000 include those who have been instrumental in creating learning materials for the engine, as well as prominent universities and academic institutions such as USC, the Academy of Interactive Entertainment and others. More than $450,000 dev grants have been awarded to date.
SIGGRAPH RECAP OF ALL THINGS EPIC SIGGRAPH 2015 saw a ton of UE activities, including participation at the VR Village with the UE4-powered Showdown demo and UE’s educational workshop. Check out lead VR engineer Nick Whiting’s interview with co-chair of VR Village Denise Quesnel where he gives more insight on the Showdown demo and VR in general, and more details on Epic’s SIGGRAPH-sponsored educational workshop - complete with slides - here!
EA provides first glimpse at Battlefront's Battle of Jakku
This game looks amazing. Can't wait to see it in person. Check out the official details of the Battle of Jakku below.
We are proud to give you a first visual glimpse of The Battle of Jakku, coming to Star Wars™ Battlefront™ on December 1st, 2015, for all who pre-order, and a week later for all other game holders. The Battle of Jakku was the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet.
Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™.
Together with Jakku, other iconic Star Wars locations like Hoth, Tatooine, Endor, and the previously unexplored planet Sullust will all be part of Star Wars Battlefront. Hit the link below to learn how you can be among the first to experience all this.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition now welcomes Star Wars to the ever-growing collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney•Pixar characters, stories and worlds. Together, new heroes can join forces with characters from previous editions and embark on adventures as big as your imagination! Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 30. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
Runbow – Arriving exclusively on Wii U consoles, Runbow is a frantic party-platforming game in which the world transforms with swipes of color. Enjoy five chaotic local and online multiplayer modes (up to nine players), along with two single-player modes that will test the skill and mind of any challenger. If you downloaded the Nindies@Home demo during the limited time E3 promotion, save 15 percent off your purchase of Runbow until Sept. 27. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
Virtual Console on Wii U Sin & Punishment – Legendary studio Treasure delivers a high-energy thrill ride in this Nintendo 64 classic. On a future Earth starved for resources, a new species engineered for consumption has mutated into monsters. Run, gun and slash your energy sword through level after level of nonstop destruction to end their reign of terror.
Wii Retail Download Sin & Punishment: Star Successor – Take aim, and blast your way through a post-apocalyptic world packed with nonstop arcade-shooter action in the Sin & Punishment: Star Successor game, the Wii sequel to the Japanese Nintendo 64 cult classic. As Isa or Kachi, you’ll shoot everything in sight as you’re bombarded with foes determined to hunt you down.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Don’t miss your chance to take up to 66 percent off Capcom games like Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS) and many more! This promotion ends at 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 31. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more details. Turtle Tale (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 17.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 2. Rock ’N Racing Off Road is 41 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $3.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 10. KEYTARI: 8-bit Music Maker is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 28 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 18. 99Seconds and Darts Up from Enjoyup Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 24.
Splatoon TRANSFORMERS Splatfest – Are you Team AUTOBOT or Team DECEPTICON? The next Splatoon Splatfest runs from Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. PT until Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. PT. If you haven’t chosen your team yet, head over to the Pledge Box in the plaza prior to Splatfest. The winning team can pick up their prizes in the plaza after the event. Learn more by visiting http://splatoon.nintendo.com/.
Builders Week – Are you a master level designer? It’s time to show off those skills during Builders Week! Until Aug. 31, we’ll be showcasing the best building games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems and releasing the VS. EXCITEBIKE game for Virtual Console on Wii U for the first time! We’ll also be issuing challenges for master builders to complete. Get involved with the challenges by following @NintendoAmerica on Twitter, the Play Nintendo Miiverse Community or Nintendo of America on Facebook! Click here for more information.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
New themes this week include: Splatoon: Squid Sisters Woah Dave! Alien Invasion!
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
The joy of I Am Bread is the frustration that you have to go through to get to its goals . The wacky control scheme and the uncooperativeness of it all is a planned design, as well as the driving point for the game. Much like Bossa Studios’ Surgeon Simulator, which is more about the complication of trying to perform surgery with individually assigned buttons for fingers, I Am Bread is lighter version of that same concept where it’s not quite as frustrating, but still nonetheless a chore to play through.
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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 sailing home to a console on the 28th
Check out the details below.
SAN JOSE, Calif., (August 25, 2015) BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., the premier anime video game publisher, today announced that it has launched One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 in North America and Latin America for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation® Vita hand-held system, and Steam®. Brazilian One Piece fans will be able to set sail on their One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 adventure on August 28, 2015 on the aforementioned systems.
Developed by Japan based KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD., One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 combines the beloved characters from the One Piece series with furious action from the Dynasty Warrior franchise to deliver an exciting and unforgettable gaming experience to both One Piece and anime game fans.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 follows the original story of the extremely popular One Piece anime series starting from Fushia Village, where Luffy first departs to chase his dreams of sailing to the Grand Line and becoming the Pirate King. The game will then take players on a journey to relive all of the great moments from the first appearances of your favorite Straw Hat Pirates to the epic battles of the Paramount War Saga. Eventually, players will land in the kingdom of Dressrosa for an epic battle with the evil tyrant Donquixote Doflamingo. The game introduces Kizuna Rush, a new gameplay feature that enables players to summon up to four characters to perform combination attacks, and an expanded list of playable characters including Fujitora, Trafalgar Law, and Luffy’s brother in-law Sabo.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is rated “T” for “TEEN” by the ESRB and is available for purchase at video game retailers today in North American and Latin American for the PlayStation®4 system at a MSRP of $59.99 and the PlayStation®3 system at a MSRP of $39.99. The PlayStation® Vita hand-held system version is available through digital download via the PlayStation® Network for $39.99. Players looking to experience their One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 adventure on STEAM will find it available for $49.99.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition announced!
Ah, can't wait to see the additional footage. Check out the details below.
Burbank, CA, August 25, 2015 – The adventures of Bilbo Baggins come to an epic conclusion when “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” from Academy Award®-winning* filmmaker Peter Jackson, is released as an Extended Edition on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the extended cut of the final film in The Hobbit Trilogy includes 20 minutes of extra footage and more than 9 hours of bonus features that will complete every Hobbit fan’s collection. The film, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 17 and will be available early on Digital HD on October 20.
In addition, The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition will also be available, featuring the extended editions of all three films in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
In “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Graham McTavish, Stephen Fry and Ryan Cage. The film also stars Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Peter Hambleton, John Callen, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Adam Brown, John Bell, Manu Bennett and John Tui.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition will be available as a 3-disc Blu-ray set ($35.99 SRP); and a 5-disc DVD set ($34.99 SRP). The Blu-ray and DVD include a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” via purchase from digital retailers.
The nine plus hours of new special features boasts audio commentary with Peter Jackson, the film’s director/producer/screenwriter, and Philippa Boyens, co-producer/screenwriter, as well as The Appendices, a multi-part documentary focusing on various aspects of the film and the Trilogy.
The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition will be available as a 9-disc Blu-ray set ($99.98 SRP); and a 15-disc DVD set ($78.92 SRP). The Blu-ray and DVD Trilogy sets include digital versions of the movies on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition via purchase from digital retailers.
SYNOPSIS “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventure of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon, Smaug, upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
As he succumbs to dragon-sickness, the King Under the Mountain, Thorin Oakenshield, sacrifices friendship and honor in search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason, Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice, not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.
ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES ON BLU-RAY AND DVD · Commentary with Peter Jackson, Director/Producer/Screenwriter and Philippa Boyens, Co-Producer/Screenwriter · The Appendices – The Appendices Parts XI and XII showcase a chronological history of the filming of The Battle of the Five Armies, documenting the work done on set chronologically through the three shooting blocks and in the world of its digital effects. · New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth – Part 3
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Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest coming to iOS and Android via D3 Go!
LOS ANGELES – August 25, 2015 – D3 Go! and Wizards of the Coast have partnered to create Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest, a mobile game that blends the hypnotic match-3 puzzle elements of the popular Puzzle Quest franchise with the strategic gameplay and expansive lore of the groundbreaking Magic: The Gathering trading card game (TCG). Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest will be available to download for free on the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore this fall. Fans will have a chance to be among the first to play Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest in the Annex at PAX Prime 2015 in Seattle on August 28-31.
Players will engage in pitched conflicts with rival Planeswalkers and monsters through intense match-3 puzzle battles, earning levels and amassing a collection of powerful creatures, spells and artifacts along the way. Developed by Hibernum Creations, Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest adds the extensive universe of the acclaimed TCG to the engrossing gameplay of the Puzzle Quest franchise, as players participate in quests, daily events and tournaments for epic rewards.
“Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest is the ideal marriage of the deep lore and strategic elements of Wizards of the Coasts’ iconic series, along with the gripping match-3 gameplay of one of the most popular puzzle game series in history,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of publishing, D3 Go!. “From the competitive tournaments, to the intense in-game battles, Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest perfectly encapsulates the strongest elements of both franchises to create something compellingly new, yet perfectly intuitive to Magic fans and puzzle gamers alike.”
“Magic: The Gathering is loved by more than 20 million fans,” said Elaine Chase, Sr. Director: Global Brand Strategy & Marketing, Wizards of the Coast. “We’re excited to work with D3 Go! to create a new way for fans to experience Magic, and to introduce our Planeswalkers and the Multiverse to an entirely new audience of players.”
On Wednesday, August 26th at 11:00am Pacific, Deej (Bungie Community Manager) will host a livestream straight from the studio with James Tsai (Design Lead) and community guest Mr. Fruit. They'll be infiltrating the Dreadnaught, fighting the Taken and debuting an all-new Strike against a rival Cabal invasion force deep within The Taken King's stronghold.