Friday, 1 December 2017

Ashly Burch & Hannah Telle resume their roles

Original Voice Actors Return in the Farewell Bonus Episode

Hi everyone,

We’re very excited to tell you that the bonus episode "Farewell" from Before the Storm’s Deluxe Edition will be releasing in early 2018 and in even more exciting news; Hannah Telle and Ashly Burch will be returning to play Max and Chloe! As you are all aware, Ashly has been working with the writing team at Deck Nine and we’re ecstatic that she will be returning to play the role of young Chloe.


Many more details can be found in the newly released video entitled Farewell – Behind the Scenes, Below.

Rhianna DeVries has done a fantastic job for the voice and motion capture of 16-year-old Chloe so far, bringing a little bit of herself to the role, just as Ashly had in the previous game. We are forever thankful to Rhianna for the work she has put into Before the Storm and she will continue to work with us for the motion capture of young Chloe in Farewell.

“The team here were thrilled to hear the news that both Hannah Telle and Ashly Burch were able to come back together again to voice Max and Chloe”, said Jeff Litchford, Vice President, Deck Nine Games. “We were really happy with Rhianna DeVrie’s performance as Chloe in Before the Storm and the fan reaction to her has been great, she’ll continue to work closely with us as part of a really close team we have created.”
As a reminder, in the Deluxe Edition’s exclusive bonus episode ‘Farewell’ you will be playing as a young Max Caulfield and this may very well be the last time that you will get to see Max and Chloe together!  Unfortunately as much as we’d like to, we can’t say much more about it just now as the team is focused on completing the final stages of polish for episode three, the finale of Before the Storm.

In other news you can look forward to hearing more about episode three of Before the Storm very soon!
LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM is set in Arcadia Bay, three years before the events of the first game in the series. Players will take on the role of a rebellious 16 year-old Chloe Price who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber; a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret, it takes this new-found alliance to give each other the strength to overcome their demons.

Thursday, 30 November 2017



MotoGP™ and Milestone to race together until 2021World leader in development remains MotoGP videogame partner for a further four years

MotoGP™ and Milestone have signed a contract renewal for the Italian developer to retain the licensing for the Official MotoGP™ videogame until at least December 2021. Extending an important partnership that began in 2012, this new agreement once again covers all console and PC platforms – making sure fans of MotoGP™ can race in the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship on the platform of their choice.

The extension is also announced at an exciting time for both MotoGP™ and Milestone after the first ever MotoGP™ eSports Championship celebrated a stunning first season and exciting finale at the Valencia GP. Racing on the MotoGP™ ’17 game, some big prizes and impressive racing in the Grand Final made it an event to remember – with the professionality and dedication of Milestone a big contributor to the incredible success of the first MotoGP™ Championship.

Luisa Bixio, Vice President of Milestone, said: “We are very glad to continue working with Dorna Sports. MotoGP™ has been a key title in our portfolio during the past years and it will continue to play this relevant role in the future. The partnership with Dorna has proven to be excellent: year after year, we have been able to grow this license in the videogame world, achieving solid results until this year, when we successfully entered together into the eSport scene. We are confident that, together with Dorna, we will be able to provide all fans of the MotoGP™ franchise with an increasingly engaging experience in the future.

Pau Serracanta, Managing Director of Dorna Sports – Commercial Area, added: “It is fantastic news for both MotoGP™ and Milestone to see our partnership continue for another four years. Having worked together since 2012, the foundations are strong to enable us to continue growing even more – and with the incredible success of both the videogames and the first ever eSports Championship, we’re confident the future will keep pushing the boundaries, as expected from MotoGP™.”

As the 2018 season appears on the horizon, fans now have the winter break to get back in gear ready for the season opener in Qatar and are sure to be putting in the laps on MotoGP™ 17 after such an incredible season of racing - with the future of the impressive videogame assured.


LOOT CRATE AND BUNGIE FORM A FIRETEAM FOR DESTINY 2 LIMITED EDITION CRATE

New crate to feature exclusive figure, apparel and other collectibles inspired and co-developed with Bungie from the Destiny 2 universe including upcoming expansions
Loot Crate and Bungie announce today the pre-order availability of a new Destiny 2 Limited Edition Crate. Officially licensed and co-developed with Bungie, this crate experience leverages in-game assets to bring to life the vibrant and rich universe under the ever-watchful eye of The Traveler.

The Destiny 2 Limited Edition Crate is a huge win for the fans of the Destiny franchise as it gives the developers even more opportunities to share the rich lore that anchors the universe behind one of 2017’s biggest game launches,” said Chris Davis, CEO of Loot Crate. “We’ve worked with our friends at Bungie to put Destiny collectibles in Loot Crates and Loot Gaming crates and every time we do, fans ask for more – finally we can deliver this one-of-a-kind fan experience.
The Destiny 2 Limited Edition Crate is available now for pre-order and will ship in Spring 2018 and is priced at $49.99 (plus shipping and handling) per crate for domestic purchases and $74.99 (includes shipping and handling + VAT) per crate for international purchases. Guardians who pre-order it online at www.lootcrate.com/crate/destiny2 will get an exclusive Cayde-6 pin featuring his chicken comrade!
For more information or to sign up for the Destiny 2 Limited Edition Crate, please visit www.lootcrate.com, and check us out on social: Facebook, and @lootcrate on Twitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017




Hi there,

This week, GTA Online receives the P-996 Lazer jet, Transform Races come to the Race Creator tool alongside a range of new props and checkpoints, and players receive two weeks of Double GTA$ & RP bonuses on a wide variety of activities. In addition, Gunrunning Research and Manufacturing are now also 25% faster through December 11th.


See below for full details including the latest discounts and info on the new Time Trials and Premium Races.


Updates to the Race Creator tool now include the ability to create Transform Races, with customization options including giant inflatable gates, colossal new Air Tubes and more. 
In addition, players can earn Double GTA$ & RP from today until December 11th across the following:

Transform Races - Assert your dominance across land, sea and sky with extended double payouts on all Rockstar-created Transform Races.

Special Vehicle Work - From Escape Escort to Arms Embargo, Securoserv is coming through in the clutch with double rewards for all Special Vehicle missions launched from your Office laptop.

Biker Contract Missions - Head over to your MC's Clubhouse and earn some extra green by taking on any of the morally-dubious tasks pinned to the meeting room wall. The less questions asked, the better.

Motor Wars - Parachuting into a warzone packed with Weaponized Tampas & Half-Tracks isn't for the faint of heart, but fortune favors the bold. 

Stockpile - Bask in the tears of your enemies as you shoot and loot your way to success in a frantic aerial capture for up to 4 teams.

Every Bullet CountsSet your spray n' pray tactics to the side for this one. Conserve rounds and take out the opposition one by one to emerge victorious, keeping an eye out for extra ammo pickups along the way.

Inch By Inch Grab the package and rack up points for your team by reaching the opponent's end zone. Did we also mention there are guns and grenades? Because there are also guns and grenades.

Running Back - The elusive Runner must go the distance and get across the end zone line with the help of their Offensive teammates while their Defensive-minded opponents must ruthlessly block, crash and pummel their way to try to stop them.

Bodyguard and Associate Salaries - Climb the corporate ladder at twice the speed with Double GTA$ Salaries for those belonging to Organizations.

DISCOUNTS
Through December 11th, get 25% off the following:
DYNASTY 8 EXECUTIVE
  • Executive Offices
  • Executive Garages (including style upgrades)
MAZE BANK FORECLOSURES
  • Bunkers
  • Hangars
  • Biker Clubhouses
WARSTOCK CACHE & CARRY
  • Mobile Operations Center Cabs
  • APC
  • Weaponized Tampa
  • HVY Nightshark
  • Half-Track
  • Dune FAV
  • Karin Technical
  • Anti-Aircraft Trailer
  • Buzzard Attack Chopper

PREMIUM RACE & TIME TRIAL SCHEDULE
Get on the fast track with upcoming Premium Races and Time Trials:
November 28 – December 4
  • Premium Stunt Race - "Trench II" (Locked to Muscle)
  • Time Trial - Fort Zancudo
December 5 – December 11
  • Premium Stunt Race - "Pier Race" (Locked to Super)
  • Time Trial – Storm Drain
Launch Premium Races through the Quick Job App on your in-game phone or via the yellow corona at Legion Square. The top three finishers will earn GTA$ and you'll get Triple RP regardless of where you place. To take a shot at the Time Trial, set a waypoint to the marker on your in-game map and enter via the purple corona. Beat par time and you'll be duly rewarded with GTA$ & RP.


The Ashes are under way and Australia has drawn first blood against England... but now they're turning on each other! Australian bowlers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have gone head-to-head in Ashes Cricket, seeing how well their real-life skills translate to the officially licensed Ashes games.


Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Destiny 2’s free trial begins today, 28th November, on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.

Download Destiny 2 through your console or Blizzard Battle.net to participate.

Team up with friends or play solo and experience your first steps in the epic cinematic-filled campaign, explore new worlds, and face off in competitive multiplayer.

View the ‘Official Destiny 2 Trial Trailer’



Thursday, 23 November 2017

MANTIS BURN RACING® SPEEDS ONTO NINTENDO SWITCH™ TODAY!

UK based indie developer and publisher, VooFoo Studios, is excited to announce that their award-nominated top-down racing game, Mantis Burn Racing®, is now available in the Nintendo Switch™ eShop. 
Mantis Burn Racing® is a modern top-down style racing game that combines physics-based gameplay with intuitive arcade racing in highly competitive, fast and addictive races. Get ready to prove your driving skills in 5 unique classes of vehicles over an epic 11-season single-player career with more than 150 events and 13 event types in frenetic, bumper-to-bumper races where winning is everything!


“Mantis Burn Racing on Switch features all the upgrades and content released to date in the biggest and best version of the game” said Mark Williams, Technology Director at VooFoo Studios. “The game is all about fun, fast, competitive racing and with added support for Switch specific features like Local Multiplayer and our ‘Cross-Table’ mode; it’s a perfect fit for Nintendo gamers at home or on the go.”

Features: 
  • Race Your Way Play Mantis Burn Racing® your way, with all new features exclusive to Nintendo Switch™. Now you can race anytime, anywhere in the definitive version of the game that includes the ‘Elite Class’ DLC, ‘Battle Cars’ DLC and ‘Snowbound’ tracks.

  • Immersive Top-Down Racing - Drift, draft, and race your way across 12 stunning tracks in 3 uniquely challenging environments with glorious photo-realistic visuals that truly immerse players in the race.

  • RPG-Style Upgrades - Fine tune your vehicle’s handling and performance via a RPG-style upgrade system that presents players with deep tactical choices and excellent replay-value.

  • Split-Screen Multiplayer - Compete on one console in classic couch-style split-screen races for up to 4-players.

  • Go Head-to-Head - Take on friends in 2-player local split-screen races using individual Joy-Con™ controllers with players sitting ‘cross-table’ at opposite sides of the Nintendo Switch™.

  • Local Wi-Fi Multiplayer - Connect multiple Nintendo Switch™ consoles and race together without the need for a connection to the internet.

  • Cross-Network Play – Take the competition online with up to 8-players and race against opponents on other platforms with Cross-Network play.

  • Consistently Smooth 60fps – in both TV mode and Handheld mode.  
Mantis Burn Racing® has received praise from fans and critics alike, Hardcore Gamer called it “The finest overhead racer in years”, The Xbox Hub described it as “Nothing short of brilliant”, whilst Eurogamer call it “A fun, good-looking experience”, Flickering Myth say it “Fits the Nintendo Switch like a glove” and Team VVV deem Mantis Burn Racing® on Nintendo Switch as “The best version yet”.

Mantis Burn Racing® is available now in the Nintendo eShop priced: £14.99 / $19.99 USD / €15.99 (or regional equivalent).
Last Call for the Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha – Invitations for All!


Hello, pirates! 2017 has been a jam-packed year for Rare and Sea of Thieves, and as we angle our sails towards that long-awaited launch in early 2018, we're also coming up on a full year of the Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha. It's served the game incredibly well and given thousands upon thousands of budding buccaneers a chance to hit the seas on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC – and we'll soon be waving goodbye to the Technical Alpha in its current form, so this is your final chance to get involved!

Why sign up now if you haven't already? Everyone who joins the Insider Programme by the cut-off date of Dec. 1 will be invited to the next play session – our biggest and best yet – with the latest brace of brand new features to test. Yes, as promised, all eligible Insiders are now getting their chance to jump in and play Sea of Thieves before its release next year. 


 



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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Free Trial Starts Today

Today we’re happy to announce a free trial for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Starting today players can download the free trial on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and play through the entire first level of the game. Should players choose to upgrade to the full version of the game, their save data will carry over.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launched on October 27 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, to widespread praise from the critics and community. Wolfenstein II has also been nominated in several categories for The Game Awards, including Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Action Game and Best Performance (Brian Bloom as BJ Blazkowicz).

Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Players will fight the Nazis in iconic locations such as small-town Roswell, New Mexico, quarantined New Orleans, and a post-nuclear Manhattan. Armed with an impressive arsenal of fully upgradeable retro sci-fi weaponry, including the all-new Dieselkraftwerk, players can unleash new abilities to blast through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers and ├╝ber soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.

For more information, please visit https://wolfenstein.bethesda.net/.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017



Hi there,

New to GTA Online this week is the FH-1 Hunter, an attack chopper that packs a punch with a bevy of onboard rocket launchers and a gunner-operated turret, now available at Warstock Cache and Carry.


Alongside the fearsome Hunter, 16 new Transform Races have arrived in GTA Online, all delivering Double GTA$ & RP as players instantly morph between land, sea, and air vehicles mid-race over courses that span Los Santos’ streets, harbors, and skies.

  
To celebrate these adrenaline-fueled additions, all players who log in to GTA Online this week until November 27th will receive a free white Jock Cranley Jumpsuit.

Read on for further bonuses and discounts, including 25% off the Progen Tyrus and Dewbauchee Rapid GT, in addition to a slew of automotive upgrades.

   
UNLOCK THE WHITE JOCK CRANLEY JUMPSUIT: NOV 21 - 27
Whatever you make of Jock Cranley's politics, we can all agree that stunt jumping in Southern San Andreas wouldn't have been the same without his trademark, bulge-hugging attire. Grab yourself a piece of history with the white Jock Cranley Jumpsuit - a free in-game unlock for all who log in to GTA Online between now and November 27th.

AUTOMOTIVE DISCOUNTS
Give your fleet of racing vehicles an edge or simply satiate your lust for petrol and burnt rubber with these discounts on cars and automotive upgrades, going on all week long. And be sure to stay tuned for some big discounts coming later this week for Black Friday.
  • Progen Tyrus – 25% off
  • Dewbauchee Rapid GT – 25% off
  • Engine Upgrades – 25% off
  • Handling Upgrades – 25% off
  • Brakes – 25% off
  • Transmission – 25% off
  • Turbo – 25% off
  • Suspension – 25% off
  • Spoilers – 25% off

PREMIUM RACE & TIME TRIAL SCHEDULE
Prepare to slam that throttle in this week's scheduled Premium Race and Time Trial events. Through November 27th:
  • Premium Special Vehicle Race - "Redneck" (locked to Rocket Voltic)
  • Time Trial - "End To End"
Launch Premium Races through the Quick Job App on your in-game phone or via the yellow corona at Legion Square. The top three finishers will earn GTA$ and you'll get Triple RP regardless of where you place. To take a shot at the Time Trial, set a waypoint to the marker on your in-game map and enter via the purple corona. Beat par time and you'll be duly rewarded with GTA$ & RP.


ATOMEGATM GROWS BIGGER WITH NEW CONTENT

Today, Ubisoft announced the addition of new maps and a new gameplay mode to Atomega, the recently released online multiplayer FPS from Reflections, a Ubisoft studio.

In addition to Temple and Void, added on October 30th, two new arena variants have been added to the original experience, each introducing new tactics needed to dominate a match.
·        Temple – Mass falls from the sky as arenas collide bringing close-combat battle for the spoils in and around the central temple
·        Void – A tower-maze of futuristic neon poised above the abyss. A risky dash into the centre can bring big rewards for those who dare
·        Ascent – A golden Olympus of intricate design. Tiered levels create a constant dilemma of keeping the high ground advantage or descending to battle for mass
·        Limbo – Passageways lead into a central fight pit, plunging players into intense brawling battles. Only the toughest will succeed by dominating their opponents and holding the central area


In addition to these new maps, the main new gameplay feature introduced to the game is the Nemesis system. If an opponent player is repeatedly attacking the player, the opponent will become the player’s Nemesis. This places a target on the opponent allowing the player to track his movements throughout the map. The player can then use this visibility to avoid his opponent or track him down and exact his revenge for extra points.







Atomega is an online multiplayer FPS released on Steam on September 19th, in which gaining mass is crucial to grow stronger and defeat one’s opponents. Players engage in a frantic battle for supremacy through intense 10-minute rounds gathering up to 8 players.
For more information about Atomega, please visit http://atomegagame.com   




THE SIMS AND THREADLESS TEAM UP TO BRING OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE TO FANS FOR THE FIRST TIME

The SimsTM Artist Shop Will Offer Exclusive Designs on Threadless Throughout the Year

View The Sims Official Merchandise
 
Best-selling life simulation game The Sims™ and global artist community shop, Threadless, teamed up to launch an exclusive product line that brings fans an official The Sims merchandise store for the first time ever.www.TheSims.com . Starting today, fans can purchase t-shirts, cell phone cases, notebooks, mugs, and more, featuring 17 unique The Sims designs through the Threadless shop .

For over 17 years, The Sims has brought players the power to play with life and express themselves through video games. Through Sims, players create and control everything from hairstyles, skin color and outfits, to Sims’ homes, hobbies, and career aspirations. By supporting an online community of artists, Threadless shares that same passion for giving people the power to create and shape their image in real-life. 



The Sims and Threadless partnershipcollaboration is a match made in creative-expression heaven,” said Jake Nickell, CEO, Threadless. “We are two brands that deeply believe in people having the power to show the world who they are and who they want to be, whether that world is virtual or real. We’re looking forward to bringing the Threadless audience a new avenue to bring their Sim’s world to life. We are thrilled that The Simsfans will be able to explore the branded shop, as well as other artist’s awesome artful products on our website.”
 
Developed byIn addition to brining fans official The Sims merchandise, Maxis,  also launched two fan-requested The Sims 4 games launched earlier this month. Available for PC and Mac players, The Sims 4 Cats & Dogs* is the furriest expansion yet, where players can design their purrrfect pet with unique features and personalities, while discovering new activities to enjoy in the coastal shores of Brindleton Bay. The Sims 4base game is also available to Xbox One and PlayStation® 4 players, bringing the iconic game players know and love to new platforms.
 
In addition, an initial selection of fan-favorite downloadable Packs* is available for purchase on console, including The Sims 4 City Living Expansion Pack, The Sims 4 Vampires Game Pack, The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Pack and The Sims 4 Vintage Glamour Stuff Pack. View the The Sims 4 Bundle Official Trailer.
 
For more information on The Sims franchise, please visit www.TheSims.com .



Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Coming December 11

Players will soon be able to experience battles on land, in the air, and at sea on the newest front with Battlefield 1 Turning Tides, the third expansion pack available for Battlefield 1.  

Players will soon be able to experience battles on land, in the air, and at sea on the newest front with Battlefield 1 Turning Tides, the third expansion pack available for Battlefield 1.  

Battlefield 1 Turning Tides will be released in two waves – the first wave is coming on December 11th for Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners. Players will be able to fight across a duo of epic maps, including Cape Helles and Achi Baba. In a new Operation set on these maps, players can take part in the 1915 British amphibious assault of the Gallipoli peninsula. There will be a new Infiltrator Elite Class, six weapons and two melee weapons added to your arsenal, and you’ll get to rule the waves with the L-Class Destroyer. The second wave, coming January 2018, puts players in the North Sea to tackle two other unique maps: Zeebrugge and Heligoland Blight, with the chance to charge into battle with the new Royal Marines and spawn on the C-Class Airship.

To learn more head to the Battlefield 1 blog here and check out the Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Official Teaser Trailer below:
 



Additionally, here’s more information on updates coming to Battlefield 1:
  • Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass and Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar free trials will be available between November 22nd – December 4th and December 8th – December 10th. Players can log in to Battlefield 1 on these dates to fight with (or against) the French and Russian Armies and sample new maps, weapons, and vehicles.

  • Frontlines Mode is coming to the Suez map on November 27th. Frontlines can be described as a mix of Conquest and Rush and has you fighting for chained control points in an intense tug-of-war.
  • Fall of Empires Operation Campaign will be available for all Battlefield 1 owners between 





  • November 22nd and December 6th. Fall of Empires combines two Operations: Conquer Hell and Iron Walls. These are in turn inspired by two 1918 events: the battle of Vittorio Veneto and the Meuse-Argonne offensive on the Western Front.

  • Black Friday Deals on Battlefield 1 will be available (for select regions and platforms) to give new players an opportunity to discover everything that Battlefield 1 Revolutionand Battlefield 1 Premium Pass has to offer.