Tuesday, 28 February 2017


Fnatic GEAR saves relationships with new RUSH Silent Gaming keyboard

eSports pioneers acclaimed PC accessories branch launches new RUSH Silent edition

Fnatic Gear, the celebrated peripherals arm of the world’s leading esports organisation, Fnatic, today announced the release of its new best in-class professional grade gaming keyboard - the RUSH Silent.


Building on the same ‘no BS’ qualities that made the original RUSH so widely successful -high quality build, a slick and stylish  design -this new edition utilises Cherry MX Silent switches to nullify the clicking noise that sounds off at every key press, making it the ideal tool for gamers who live, work and play in a shared space, whether that be with family, a roommate or a partner.

A reviewer of the original RUSH said, “Fnatic’s gaming keyboards are designed to be exactly what you need to perform without any flashy extras. It is sturdy, reliable and doesn’t compromise on switches. It is easily worth recommending.” “The Rush G1 from Fnatic is a beautiful work of art,” commented another user. With the new RUSH Silent all this still remains true.

There’s no need to worry about stirring the sleeping giant in the next room, or for a Dr Jones style escape to the bed sheets when a parent’s thumping footsteps roll towards the click-clack of a mechanical keyboard. Now you can carry on the grind with Fnatic Gear, because while you’re still playing at 2am with your new muted keys, the competition is busy in another country, hiding from their recently awoken house mate.

In addition to silent keys, added to the new design are two additional pass-thru USB ports, enhancing the functionality of the keyboard further. It answers the call of many consumers whose need for the extra accessibility has often been overlooked by leading brands.


The RUSH Silent will be on display at the Fnatic Booth at the Katowice event this weekend and will be available to purchase from tomorrow (February 25th) on Fnatic’s online webstore and the Fnatic Amazon marketplace. You will also be available to purchase the new RUSH SIlent keyboard alongside the Fnatic Gear CLUTCH gaming mouse and DUEL gaming and lifestyle headset from the Fnatic Bunkr in Shoreditch, London.

About Fnatic
Fnatic is a leading, global esports organization with professional teams in the most popular games such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and more. Since being founded in 2004 by Sam Mathews, Fnatic teams have collected numerous honors including winning the first ever LCS World Championship and winning three CS:GO Majors, in addition to other major gaming titles. In 2015, Fnatic launched Fnatic Gear, the hardware line of gaming peripherals. The organization launched the first ever esports concept store, BUNKR, dedicated to all things esports in 2016.

Fnatic is headquartered in London, United Kingdom with additional offices and gaming houses in Berlin, Belgrade, Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur. For more information about Fnatic, visit www.fnatic.com.

TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION® EXPANSION III: LAST STAND AND UPDATE 1.6 AVAILABLE TOMORROW
FREE TRIAL AVAILABLE FOR NEW PLAYERS 

Today, Ubisoft announced that Last Stand, the third expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division™ will be available to download starting tomorrow as part of the season pass or as a standalone DLC purchase. The expansion will be released simultaneously on Xbox One, Windows PC and PlayStation®4. The new Update 1.6 will be available for free to all players of Tom Clancy’s The Division starting on February 28th 2017.

Ubisoft will also release a free trial, which will give new players the opportunity to play Tom Clancy’s The Division for free. The free trial will be available starting tomorrow, February 28th on Xbox One and PC, and on March 9th on PlayStation®4. It will give players full access to the main game until they reach level 8 or complete six hours of playtime. All progress achieved during the free trial will be transferred over if they purchase the game.
When the situation in the Dark Zone spiraled out of control and all semblance of civilization collapsed, the Joint Task Force had no choice but to withdraw from the area. In the chaos of their departure, they left behind important tactical terminals – SHD tech data relays loaded with operational information – and now rogue agents are closing in to capture them. In Last Stand, players will join a team with seven other Division agents on a mission to prevent that from happening and ensure the Division agents regain control of the situation.


Last Stand introduces players to a new way of experiencing the Dark Zone through a session-based adversarial game mode featuring clear objectives and win conditions while incorporating key elements of the Dark Zone such as PvE enemies and landmarks. Players will be on a team of eight Division agents fighting against a team of Rogue agents as they attempt to capture the tactical terminals. Last Stand will also include a new incursion, Stolen Signal.
The free Update 1.6 will release alongside Last Stand and provides robust, new content for existing players including an expanded Dark Zone map with three new areas unlocked, new Contamination events that take place in an underground location in the Dark Zone, new exotic weapons and landmarks, Dark Zone leaderboards, and the new Legendary mode which provides an increased challenge for the top players of Tom Clancy’s The Division.

For more information on the Last Stand expansion, Update 1.6 and the free trial, please visit Tom Clancy’s The Division website:http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-gb/home/

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR™, SEQUEL TO CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR™

Monolith Productions Expands on the Award-Winning Nemesis System and Offers Each Player Unique Personal Game Worlds

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War™, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™, winner of more than 50 industry awards, including 2015 Game Developers Choice Awards’ Game of the Year, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming at the 2015 D.I.C.E. Awards and the BAFTA for Game Design. Developed by Monolith Productions, Middle-earth: Shadow of War features an original story with the return of Talion and Celebrimbor, who must go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron.
 
The official Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ Announcement Trailer can be viewed below:



In Middle-earth: Shadow of War™, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The open-world action-adventure game is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience. 
 
Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro beginning 25 August, 2017. Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. 

“Monolith Productions continues to innovate by introducing deeper, more personalised gameplay experiences, coupled with authentic storytelling,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Middle-earth: Shadow of War truly drives the genre forward by taking the Nemesis System to new heights and allowing players to create their own personal journey within Middle-earth.”
 
“Following the amazing reception to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™, we massively expanded every dimension of the game, including the world, the story, the RPG systems, the core gameplay and of course the personal player stories of the Nemesis System,” said Michael de Plater, Vice President, Creative, Monolith Productions. “As lifelong fans of Middle-earth, we are so grateful to have the privilege to bring to life the most incredible fantasy world ever created in a new way, for a new generation. With Middle-earth: Shadow of War™, we can’t wait to see the amazing stories players are going to create and share.”
 
The innovative Nemesis System created unique personal stories through procedurally-generated enemies who remember every encounter and are differentiated by their personality, strengths and weaknesses. Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ expands this innovation with the introduction of Followers who bring about entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. The Nemesis System is also expanded to create a unique personal world through Nemesis Fortresses, which allows players to utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and create personalized worlds with their unique Orc army.
 
Set between the events of The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the RingsMiddle-earth: Shadow of War continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, even more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.
 
As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, players can purchase a digital version of Middle-earth: Shadow of War once and play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Gamers can pick up where they left off on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, bringing all the saves, game add-ons and achievements with them at no additional cost.
 
For more information or to join the Middle-earth: Shadow of War conversation, visit www.ShadowofWar.com or find us on YouTube (ShadowofWarGame), Facebook (ShadowofWarGame), Twitter (@ShadowofWarGame), Instagram (ShadowofWarGame), Twitch (MonolithLive) and our Lithium Community (ShadowOfWar).

Friday, 2 December 2016



Halo Wars 2

'Atriox' trailer from The Game Awards


Coming 20th of December!!!

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES
AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE
LEGO® WORLDS  
For PlayStation®4, Xbox One and STEAM™

 Players Can Create Anything Imaginable and Define Their Own Adventures 
In the Ultimate Digital LEGO® Bricks Building Experience 
 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO® Group today announced that LEGO® Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made entirely of digital LEGO® bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, will commercially launch in the UK on 24th February 2017 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and STEAM™.  Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO® Worlds has been in STEAM™ Early Access since last year allowing players to provide feedback for continual improvements leading up to its official launch.

"In LEGO® Worlds, players will go on an exciting journey to become a Master Builder, in an open-world made completely of LEGO®-built environments,” said Jonathan Smith, Head of Production, TT Games. “Whether customising characters, exploring in vehicles, building structures, or discovering an expansive range of items, characters and creatures throughout the worlds, there’s the freedom to create anything imaginable.”

“LEGO® Worlds expands our LEGO® videogame franchise with a new experience that embodies all the fun of physical LEGO® brick building,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “TT Games has created an expansive, digital universe that combines unlimited creativity with the LEGO® humour that fans love.” 

“LEGO® Worlds brings the very essence of LEGO® play – building – to the digital world, more than ever before,” said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for The LEGO® Group. “We are excited to bring our physical and digital play models closer together and know it will resonate with our core audience – and engage new ones. We believe LEGO® Worlds has the potential to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through its experience of open-ended creative play.”

In LEGO® Worlds, players uncover hidden treasures in environments that range from fun to the fantastical, where worlds come to life with a dizzying variety of vehicles and creatures – from cowboys riding giraffes to vampires scaring Yetis, to steamrollers, racing cars and colossal digging machines. Gamers can embark on a quest to become a Master Builder by helping other LEGO® characters along the way – find a sword for a king, protect a farmer from a zombie invasion, or build a home for a caveman. Environments and creations are brought to life in any way fans can imagine, either by building brick by brick, placing down enormous prebuilt LEGO® structures, or by using wondrous tools that let you paint and shape the landscape. LEGO® Worlds’ online multiplayer functionality allows players to explore each other’s worlds together, create together, and engage in cooperative and competitive play experiences that players can build themselves.

A separate LEGO® Agents DLC pack, featuring new characters, vehicles, weapons and more from the Agents range of play materials, will be available first on PlayStation® 4 and exclusive for 90 days.


‘Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse’ And ‘7th Dragon III Code: VFD’ Out Now In Europe!

Deep Silver, SEGA® of America, Inc., and Atlus U.S.A., Inc., are delighted to announce that both Japanese RPG titles Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD are now available for Nintendo 3DS™ for €39.99 / £34.99 at Retail and Digital in Europe.
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse 
(SMT4A) depicts the remnants of Tokyo ravaged by a catastrophe. Demons and humans co-exist, but in this state the remains of humankind are just a prize being fought over by the higher deities. One lone Hunter, the game’s protagonist, meets an early demise and through a pact with a lesser god is brought back to life in exchange for his pledge of servitude. From there, the protagonist allies with other Hunters in the ruins of post-apocalyptic Tokyo, beginning a plot that crosses over with the events of the original Shin Megami Tensei IV.


Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Key Features
·        Decide the Fate of Mankind: The Shin Megami Tensei series, known for exploring the tenuous symbiosis between man and deity, reaches deeper than ever in SMT4A as the band of main characters must decide which side of peace or anarchy they are on
·        Demons Aplenty: SMT4A has nearly 450 demons to fight, fuse or recruit to player parties, with demons from a wide selection of cultures and religions
·        Fuse for Affinities: Demon fusion, combining two or more demons to form a more powerful one, is a cornerstones of SMT games
·        Language: The game features English voice over and text
·        Free theme: available from launch onwards, to anyone who purchases a digital or retail copy of SMT4A.


PRODUCT DETAILS for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
Platform:                 Nintendo 3DS
Release:                 2nd December 2016
Developer:                 ATLUS
Publisher:                 Deep Silver
Genre:                 RPG
Players:                 Singleplayer
Age Rating:                 USK 12, PEGI 12
MSRP:                          €39.99 / £34.99
Languages:                 English (Voice and text).



‘7th Dragon III Code: VFD’ 

7th Dragon III Code: VFD takes place in the year 2100, where dragons have descended upon earth and humanity is at the mercy of these terrifying beasts. However, not all is lost. As the protagonist, the player will team up with Nodens Enterprises—a video game company dedicated to stopping the dragon menace—to become a dragon hunter and eventual saviour of the universe. Although times are bleak, Nodens Enterprises has found a way to tip the scales in favour of mankind By traveling through time to three different eras, the protagonist can upset the balance of the dragons’ power.


7th Dragon III Code: VFD Key Features
·        A compelling narrative: Explore numerous dungeons across 3 time periods, the mythical kingdom of Atlantis, futuristic capital of the land of Eden, and present-day Tokyo
·        Character Customisation: With eight distinct classes, 40 voice options, and 96 appearance variations, gamers can create and customize the perfect dragon hunting team to their heart’s content. The main character can be joined by two squad members in the field, and have up to nine characters in their party.

·        Tons of Diversity: Players can develop character skills, participate in numerous side quests, and even go on dates. Moreover, new floors can be added to Nodens Enterprises HQ with essential support areas such as a library, skylounge, cat café, and evacuation wards
·        Languages: Enjoy the original Japanese voices with English text
·        Bonus Material: Included with the game will be a printed 28 paged artbook.


PRODUCT DETAILS for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD
Platform:                 Nintendo 3DS
Release:                 2nd December 2016
Developer:                 SEGA Games
Publisher:                 Deep Silver
Genre:                 RPG
Players:                 Singleplayer
Age Rating:                 USK 6, PEGI 12
MSRP:                          €39.99 / £34.99
Languages:                 Japanese voice and English text-only.

 

Detailed information about the DLCS, can be found here for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and here for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD.



We’ve just released an extended gameplay walkthrough for Prey, the first-person sci-fi action game from Arkane Studios - creators of the award-winning Dishonored series which includes the 2012 'Game of the Year' and its recently released critically-acclaimed follow-up,Dishonored 2Prey blends simulation and narration, dropping you into a carefully crafted world, then setting you free to play as you want. You can check out the new walkthough video with narration from Creative Director, Raphael Colantonio and Lead Designer, Ricardo Bare below:


In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. Prey is slated for release in 2017 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. For more information about the game please visit www.prey.com.