Wednesday, 16 October 2019


TEAM17’S STEAM PUBLISHER SALE NOW ON! 

Save money on new and heritage franchises right now.

 
Dozens of current and heritage franchises from Team17 are available at reduced prices for a limited time, as the company’s publisher sale on Steam is now on. Running until 21st October, the Team17 Steam publisher sale sees dozens of classic games, including Alien Breed and Worms, join the publisher’s more recent titles, including The Escapists and Blasphemous, as well as the award-winning Yoku’s Island Express and Overcooked!, with price reductions ranging up to 90%.
 
In addition to full games, downloadable content is available at reduced prices, including the Overcooked! 2 season pass, which includes the recently released Carnival of ChaosSurf ‘n’ TurfCampfire Cook Off, and Night of the Hangry Horde packs – all of which are also available to buy separately in the sale.
 
Team17 Steam publisher sale highlights:
Overcooked! 2 – 40%
Blasphemous – 15%
Golf With Your Friends – 35%
Monster Sanctuary – 25%
The Escapists 2 – 70%
Worms W.M.D. – 75%

Star Trek Online: Awakening Now Available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4

We’re excited to share that Star Trek Online: Awakening has arrived on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Starting today, console players can return to the 25th Century to team up with Lt. Commander Paul Stamets (voiced by Anthony Rapp) from Star Trek: Discovery. Captains will embark on a crucial mission to save the Mycelial Network, while exploring a brand new series of patrols, a new Task Force Operation and special event challenges to earn a new T6 Elachi ship.
Watch the launch trailer for Star Trek Online: Awakening here:


Star Trek Online: Awakening challenges players to recover Mycelial spore technology stolen by J’Ula, sister of T’Kuvma and matriarch of the Klingon House of Mo’Kai. In order to stop the Klingons from causing permanent damage to the Mycelial Network, captains will require the expertise of an astromycology expert. Together they will create a sentient hologram of Commander Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) from the U.S.S. Discovery and repair rifts in the fabric of space. Awakening also features exciting new gameplay content for players to discover, including: 
  • Brand New Featured Episode – Captains hailing from all of the game’s factions can participate in the new featured episode “Beneath the Skin.” Players will depend on a hologram of Commander Paul Stamets from the U.S.S Discovery to safely guide them through the Mycelial Network.
●      Five New Patrols – Players can embark on a mission with Stamets and Star Trek Online luminaries like Lukari Captain Kuumaarke to close the rifts caused by the Klingons.
●      New Task Force Operation  Up to five players can participate in this special ground TFO against the Elachi, which tasks them with shutting down probes that threaten to destroy the Mycelial Network.
●      Mycelial Crisis Event – Captains who participate in this special event can earn the new T6 Elachi ship by playing through the new featured episode, patrols and TFO throughout the next month.
●      New Event UI – The dev team has revamped the Event UI to make it easier for players to access new special events.
●      Patrol Systems – A new tab has been added to the PvE system, which allows captains to immediately enter selected patrols and gain bonus rewards.
●      New Starships – On November 21, players will be able to purchase the new Intel Science Bundle, which includes the Klingon Balth and the U.S.S. Somerville, a starship first introduced in the Star Trek Comics from IDW Publishing. 



Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game that allows players to explore the Star Trek universe from within. Players can forge their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy as a Klingon Warrior, rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird or carry out daring missions on behalf of the Dominion as a Jem’Hadar soldier. Captains can also explore iconic locations from the Star Trek universe, make contact with new alien species and battle alongside other players in customizable starships. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. 
To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit playstartrekonline.com.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019





Borderlands Anniversary Celebration -- Week 3: Show Me the Eridium!
Good afternoon,

We're continuing to celebrate Borderlands' 10-year anniversary with another week of in-game bonuses for Borderlands 3. This week’s event: Show Me the Eridium!

For the duration of this event, Eridium drops will be added to standard enemies, Eridium drops in Mayhem Mode will be increased, Moxxi's Vault Line slot machine will cost less Eridium to play, and all the cosmetic items and Anointed weapons at Crazy Earl's hideout in the Cargo Bay of Sanctuary III will be discounted. (In case you haven't done business with Crazy Earl before, he’s the only vendor who deals in Eridium, the special currency earned exclusively through gameplay.)

Please note that in order to smash apart Eridium deposits and collect the shards, you’ll need the Eridium Resonator, an artifact you’ll naturally obtain as you play through the story missions leading up to Eden-6. Once you’ve earned it, your melee strikes will be powerful enough to shatter Eridium chunks apart for collection.

The “Show Me the Eridium” event will begin via micropatch by or before 23:00 BST on Tuesday, October 15. You'll receive an in-game notification if you're playing while the micropatch goes live. To ensure that the micropatch is successfully applied, verify that you're online, then simply remain in the main menu for a minute or two.

“Show Me the Eridium” will run from October 15 to October 22, when the next week’s theme begins. The remaining Borderlands Anniversary Celebration calendar is below, and if you want to know what this month of Borderlands 3 bonuses is all about, you can catch up here.

  • Week 3 (October 15-22): Show Me the Eridium!
  • Week 4 (October 22-29): Mayhem on Twitch!
  • Week 5 (October 29 - November 4): Spooky Surprise!

We'll be unveiling all the bonuses for each week’s theme every Monday this month on borderlands.com, so be sure to check back to see what's in store for the Borderlands Anniversary Celebration. For more Borderlands 3 assets and additional information about the game, please visit newsroom.2k.com.


Fortnite Chapter 2 available now

 
Today, Epic Games launched Fortnite Chapter 2, available as a free download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. 

Chapter 2 brings some huge changes to Fortnite. You can check out some highlights below, and we encourage you to drop in and check it out for yourself, because there’s so much more. 



  • Drop in to a New World - Choose your landing spot and explore an all-new island featuring 13 locations. 
  • New Water Gameplay - Swimming, Fishing, Motorboats, and more!
  • Support Your Squad - Heal your squad with the Bandage Bazooka, carry your fallen teammates to safety, and celebrate with new group emotes like high fives!
  • Hideouts and Explosives - Hide in Haystacks and Dumpsters to get the drop on your opponent or go in blazing by blowing up gas tanks and explosive barrels.  
  • Upgraded Combat - Get back to basics and battle enemies with a streamlined weapon arsenal. Upgrade weapons using resources at the Upgrade Bench.
  • More Fun, Less Grind - Level through the all-new Chapter 2 - Season 1 Battle Pass with a brand new XP system and Medals you earn in match. 


    For more information, head over to www.fortnite.com.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019



UBISOFT® WELCOMES YOU TO RAINBOW IS MAGIC
THE LIMITED-TIME EVENT BRINGS A MAGICAL TWIST TO THE WORLD OF RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE, ALSO UNICORNS


Today, Ubisoft released Rainbow is Magic, a Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege limited time event where players are tasked with rescuing a Teddy Bear from nefarious captors on a dramatically reimagined classic map, Plane. Available from 1st April to 8th April, and in honour of April Fools' Day, Rainbow is Magic will introduce 17 new exclusive items (no duplicate drops) that’s all about toys, unicorns and… tactical cuteness! Rainbow is Magic will include full outfits composed of different items alongside with headgear that players can acquire for Smoke, Tachanka, Montagne, and Blackbeard.

For this extremely critical mission, players can choose from 13 current operators reimagined as toy soldiers and plushies, including Recruit, Montagne, Blackbeard, Ash, Thermite, Thatcher, Sledge, Smoke, Castle, Kapkan, Bandit, Frost, and of course, Tachanka. 



Embrace your inner-magic with the exclusive and limited-time customisation items of the Magic Collection Pack. Players that log in during the event will receive one free Rainbow from this Pack with the possibility to earn more as you play by completing Ubisoft Club Challenges. Players can also purchase the Rainbow is Magic packs for 300 R6 Credits.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com.

About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Alongside a thriving professional esports scene and a community of over 40 million registered players, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of a fast-paced, ever-evolving multiplayer experience grounded in the selection of unique Operators. Using the right mix of tactics and destruction, Rainbow Six teams engage their enemies in sieges, where both sides have exclusive skills and gadgets at their disposal. Defenders prepare by transforming the environments around them into modern strongholds, while attackers use recon drones to gain intel for carefully planning their assault. With access to dozens of Operators inspired by real world counter-intelligence agents from around the globe, players can choose exactly how they want to approach each challenge they encounter. Through the constant addition of new Operators and maps that add to the depth of both strategy and combat, the unpredictability of each round of Rainbow Six Siege sets a new bar for intensity and competition in gaming.

Thursday, 21 March 2019


TURTLE BEACH UNVEILS ITS ALL-NEW RECON 70 SERIES GAMING HEADSETS

Built for Victories Across Every Genre and Platform, the Recon 70 is the All-New Successor to the Recon 50 – the #1 Selling Wired Gaming Headset for the Past Two Years

Recon 70 for Nintendo Switch is On-Sale Now at Participating Retailers, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Versions
Available May 1, 2019

Turtle Beach (NASDAQ: HEAR), a global leader in gaming audio, today unveiled the all-new Recon 70 – the Company’s latest series of powerful and affordable wired gaming headsets, and the successor to the Turtle Beach’s Recon 50 – the #1 selling wired gaming headset1in North America. The Recon 70 is built to give gamers the advantage they need on any battlefield, on any platform. Available for a MSRP of $39.95, the Recon 70 delivers high-quality game audio through powerful 40mm over-ear speakers and features Turtle Beach’s signature high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic. The Recon 70’s lightweight design includes a padded and adjustable headband, while synthetic leather-wrapped ear cushions provide unmatched comfort so players can focus on the match and secure that win.

The Recon 70 for Nintendo Switch™, with its signature red accents, is available now at www.turtlebeach.com and at participating retailers in North America. Additionally, black and white models of the Recon 70 for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 will be available in North America starting May 1, 2019, with pre-orders available now at www.turtlebeach.com. Also available on May 1, 2019 will be a midnight red version of the Recon 70 for PS4™.

In Europe, the Recon 70 for Xbox One and PS4 is available now at Argos in the UK, with broader availability in participating European territories set for April 1, 2019. In Europe, the midnight red version of the Recon 70 will be for the Nintendo Switch and will launch at retail at the end of May 2019. Pre-orders for these models also available now on www.turtlebeach.com.

“The Recon 50 has been the best-selling wired gaming headset in the U.S. and Canada for the past two years1, and the all-new Recon 70 builds upon its predecessor with a refined design and our great flip-to-mute mic, all for the same $39.95 price,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach. “The Recon 70 is also available in more color options and is compatible with all gaming systems, so we believe we’ll see the Recon 70 continue the Recon 50’s trend of ‘best-seller’ with enough time in the market.”

With today’s longer and longer gaming sessions becoming the new normal, the need for superior audio, crystal-clear communication, and lightweight comfort is larger than ever, and the Recon 70 delivers it all. Key features include:
 






LIGHTWEIGHT COMFORT

A lightweight headset design ensures complete comfort during those hours-long gaming sessions featuring a padded headband and ear cushions.

FLIP-UP MIC

Turtle Beach’s renowned high-sensitivity mic picks up your voice loud and clear to ensure your commands are always heard. Previously available on higher-end headset models, the mic can be flipped up out of the way to mute when not in use, and blends into the headset’s design.

HIGH-QUALITY 40MM SPEAKERS

Superior 40mm over-ear speakers deliver amazing game sound so you hear every crisp high and thundering low.

PREMIUM EAR CUSHIONS

Synthetic leather-wrapped ear cushions provide added comfort, improved bass response and better noise-isolation.

MULTIPLATFORM COMPATIBILITY

Designed for the Nintendo Switch and also works great with Xbox One, PS4 Pro & PS4, PC, and mobile devices with a 3.5mm connection.

For more information on the latest Turtle Beach products and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.






WWE 2K19 Tournament Turmoil: There’s A New Bracket in Town
Follow Your Favorite WWE Superstars on the Road to the WWE 2K19 Tournament Championship

Starting today, a new tournament is taking over March: WWE 2K19 Tournament Turmoil. Over the next two and a half weeks, 2K will simulate a single-elimination tournament using WWE 2K19 that features 64 fan-favorite WWE Superstars to find out who has what it takes to grind through a bracket of tough opponents and win the WWE 2K19 Tournament Turmoil Championship.

The tournament is organized into four groups – Raw, NXT, SmackDown Live and WWE Legends, including WWE Superstars such as Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins, Ricochet, Adam Cole, AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, The Rock, Ultimate Warrior and Stone Cold Steve Austin. The first two rounds of the simulated tournament will be held this week (March 21-24), with the regional finals from March 28-31, Semifinals on April 6 and Tournament Championship on April 8. 

    Adding to the fun, fans are encouraged to fill out a bracket and compete against friends, test how well they know WWE and see a variety of current and legendary Superstars in action. Follow along with WWE 2K19 Tournament Turmoil through the following:



    In addition, as we head toward WrestleMania 35 weekend, keep up with the action on all things WWE 2K19 as WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge finalists, tune-in details and additional surprises are announced in the coming weeks. For more information on the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, please visit wwe.2k.com/milliondollarchallenge/. For more information on WWE 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.