PlayStation News: NieR Automata Now Available on PS4

Join the battle between androids and machines in NieR: Automata available now in Europe and PAL territories for the PlayStation 4 .

Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., NieR: Automata delivers the perfect mix of action and RPG gameplay. In NieR: Automata, players will embark on a perilous mission with the android YoRHa squad: 2B, 9S, and A2 to reclaim the world abandoned by mankind and uncover truths long forgotten.

NieR: Automata is available now for the PlayStation 4 in Europe and PAL territories, and will be available on PC from the 17th March. For more information, visit: http://nierautomata.com

A free playable demo is also available to download now from: http://bit.ly/2k9txbV.

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VideoGame News: First Screens from Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment, today shared the world-first screenshots and cast details for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, set to premiere digitally this Spring on consoles, PC, and mobile devices.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is a brand new story of the universe’s unlikeliest heroes: Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of them has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands.

From Earth to the Milano to Knowhere and beyond, and set to the beat of awesome music, you wear the rocket-powered boots of Star-Lord in an original Guardians adventure, where your decisions and actions drive the story you experience.

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This week at PAX East in Boston, MA on March 10th at 6pm in the Albatross Theater, join the team from Telltale Games as well as Marvel Games Creative Director, Bill Rosemann, to hear more about the series as they discuss the creative process behind this stellar new adventure. The panel will also be streamed live on Twitch. For more information on the panel and PAX East, please visit http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/telltale-games-interactive-storytelling-in-2017

One week later on March 17th at SXSW in Austin, TX, be the first audience in the world to Crowd Play an early version of the first episode at a one-of-a-kind premiere event at the Paramount Theater, with doors opening at 6:30pm. Audience members will be able to control the story from their seats using their mobile devices to help decide what happens on the big screen! The event will be open to all badge holders of SXSW or SXSW Gaming on a first-come, first-seated basis. For more information on SXSW Gaming and how to obtain badges, please visit https://www.sxsw.com/exhibitions/gaming-expo/

The series will feature a star-studded cast of voice talent, including Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series) as Star-Lord, Emily O’Brien (The Young and the Restless, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor) as Gamora, Nolan North (the Uncharted series, Pretty Little Liars) as Rocket, Brandon Paul Eells (Watch Dogs) as Drax, and Adam Harrington (The Wolf Among Us, League of Legends) as Groot.

Premiering this Spring, the series will also be coming to retail as a special season pass disc, which will include the first episode in the season, and will grant access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available for download via online updates. Specific platform details are yet to be announced.

For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official websiteFacebook, and follow Telltale Games on Twitter @TelltaleGames.

VideoGame News: NieR Automata Releasing on PC March 17th 2017

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Square Enix Ltd., today announced that the upcoming highly anticipated Action-RPG, NieR: Automata will be available on STEAM globally from 17th March 2017.

Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2, and their ferocious battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia abandoned by mankind and overrun by powerful mechanoids.

Those who pre-purchase the STEAM Day One edition now will receive an exclusive ‘Valve Character Accessory’, as well as other Day One Edition DLC bonus content including; Machine Mask Accessory, Grimoire Weiss Pod, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin. To pre-purchase now, visit: http://store.steampowered.com/app/524220/

NieR: Automata will be available for the PlayStation 4 on the 10th March, and on STEAM globally from the 17th March 2017. For more information, visit: http://nierautomata.com

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VideoGame News: Thrustmaster Announce Exclusive Ghost Recon Wildlands Headsets

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Thrustmaster is thrilled to announce that it is launching a line of three Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands licenced gaming headsets – including a highly-anticipated worldwide exclusive model! Designed to help gamers achieve peak performance and live the full experience right at the heart of this expansive game world, these new headsets will allow gamers to feel completely immersed in Ubisoft’s largest open world action adventure shooter.

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High-performance headsets, true to the game’s audio fidelity

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In certain sensitive situations – like an elite unit of four Ghosts, stealthily carrying out high-risk missions in the rugged terrain of Bolivia – mastery of what you say and what you hear takes on life-or-death importance. With its ground-breaking new headsets, Thrustmaster is taking these senses to a whole new level, allowing gamers to optimize their exchanges with team members. This results in crystal-clear communication between your squad,  and the ability to hear even the slightest sounds from far away, allowing you to anticipate and respond to whatever this hostile environment might throw at you. To achieve this, these headsets have been designed to reflect the game’s audio signature with pinpoint accuracy, using the Thrustmaster development teams’ own in-house, state-of-the-art anechoic chamber.

 

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The two flagship models of this range are the Y-350X 7.1 Powered GHOST RECON WILDLANDS Edition and the Y-350P 7.1 Powered GHOST RECON WILDLANDS Edition. Both feature a 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound audio system via the Y Sound Commander controller. The former is officially licensed for Xbox One, and the latter for PlayStation4. What’s more, the PlayStation 4 version is a worldwide exclusive with the Y Sound Commander, marking the first use of this award-winning technology on this platform. Both of these headsets plunge gamers into the vast expanses of the Bolivian wildlands in truly breath-taking fashion.

In order to meet the needs of a wider cross-section of gamers, Thrustmaster will also be offering a GHOST RECON WILDLANDS edition of its best-selling Y-300CPX model: a multiplatform headset, for full compatibility with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 systems, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360 and Mac.

  • Thrustmaster’s range of Ghost Recon Wildlands gaming headsets will be available from March 7, 2017 at suggested retail prices of £49.99 (taxes included) for the Y-300CPX GHOST RECON WILDLANDS Edition (multiplatform), and £119.99 (taxes included) for the Y-350X 7.1 Powered GHOST RECON WILDLANDS Edition (Xbox One®) and the Y-350P 7.1 Powered GHOST RECON WILDLANDS Edition (PlayStation®4).

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VideoGame News: WWE2K17 Hall of Fame Showcase DLC Out Now

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K today announced the WWE 2K17 Hall of Fame Showcase is now available as downloadable content for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 , Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The Hall of Fame Showcase, available for £7.99 and also included as part of the game’s Season Pass, enables access to the following playable matches:

  •          Cactus Jack and Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael “PS” Hayes) (WCW Saturday Night 1992);
  •          The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts and Michael “PS” Hayes) vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich (WCCW 1986);
  •          Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000);
  •          Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair (Clash of Champions 1988);
  •          Sting (n.W.o. Wolfpac ring gear) vs. Bret Hart (WCW Halloween Havoc 1998);
  •          Papa Shango vs. The Godfather (Dream Match);
  •          Big Boss Man (with Albert) vs. The Big Show (Armageddon 1999).

WWE 2K17’s Hall of Fame Showcase for Windows PC players will be available for download in the near future.

For more information on WWE 2K17, including the game’s Downloadable Content and Season Pass Program, please visit wwe.2k.com, like the game on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2K17 or subscribe on YouTube.

WWE2K17 is available worldwide for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

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eSports News: NBA2K eLeague to Launch in 2018

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.  today announced plans to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional competitive gaming league that will bring together the best basketball gamers in the world.  This marks the first official eSports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league.

Set to debut in 2018, this groundbreaking competitive gaming league will consist of teams operated by actual NBA franchises.  The founding teams, each composed of five professional eSports players who will play the game as user-created avatars, will be announced in the coming months.  The NBA 2K eLeague will follow a professional sports league format: competing head-to-head throughout a regular season, participating in a bracketed playoff system, and concluding with a championship matchup.

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“We believe we have a unique opportunity to develop something truly special for our fans and the young and growing eSports community,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.  “We look forward to combining our best-in-class NBA sports team operators with Take-Two’s competitive gaming expertise to create a brand new league experience.”

“We are proud to expand our strong relationship with the NBA and co-create the NBA 2K eLeague,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two.

“Through the NBA 2K series, which is renowned throughout the world for capturing the authenticity of the NBA and the passion of its fans, we have a proven track record of highly successful collaboration.  With this new venture, Take-Two and the NBA aim to fuel the accelerating growth of eSports and take the thrill of competition to exciting new heights.”

The relationship between NBA and Take-Two dates back to 1999, with the NBA 2Kseries selling over 68 million units worldwide.  The most recent release, NBA 2K17, is the highest-rated annual sports game of the current console generation and the highest-rated title in the history of the NBA 2K series.  To date, NBA 2K17 has sold-in nearly 7 million units, and is poised to become 2K’s highest-selling sports title ever.

In December, 2K launched its second official eSports competition, NBA 2K17 All-Star Tournament, which offers teams of gamers the chance to win a trip to NBA All-Star 2017.  The 5-on-5 tournament, featuring a $250,000 grand prize, will culminate on Feb. 17 in New Orleans.

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VideoGame News: GEEK Festival Coming to Dreamland Margate Feb 17-19

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Replay Events, the UK’s leading gaming entertainment company, announced today participation in the GEEK festival, a three-day celebration of all forms of gaming, taking place in UK half-term week from February 17th through February 19th 2017.

More than a mere video game show, GEEK features family entertainment on an epic scale, featuring a huge range of multi-player interactive games, board games, retro and current gen gaming, card games and real world games.

Leaders in consumer gaming events, Replay Events will be bringing a jaw-dropping selection of retro-gaming to GEEK, including the following attractions:

  • Multi-Player Lounge Play – Come chill out with a classic range of ‘couch-play’ four-player titles, from classic games like Micro Machines and Bomberman to brand new indie sensations like Ultimate Chicken Horse  and Party Panic!

 

  • Multi-Player Retro Gaming – Take a trip through time sampling forgotten classics from previous generations of consoles from the Atari VCS and the Amiga, to the PlayStation 2, Gamecube and original Xbox. See how the games of yesteryear compare to the modern classics on current generation consoles, also available to play at GEEK!

 

  • Minecraft Zone – Running continuously throughout the GEEK festival, the Minecraft Zone features three playable game modes including Survival Mode, Creative Mode and the ever-popular Hunger Games

 

  • 16-Player Replay Ring – Experience local multi-player gaming on an impressively huge scale! The Replay Ring features 16 Xbox 360 consoles linked together, playing non-stop classics such as Halo 4Blur and Blazing Angels 2

 

  • Tournament Zone – Replay Events brings the fun of competitive gaming to GEEK, running contests throughout the show on classics such as Halo 4, PES 2017, Street Fighter V and Minecraft. With prizes to be won, gamers can test their skills and win big!

 

  • Street Fighter  Celebration – Celebrate the most beloved fighting game of all time with a dedicated area re-living the classic series and featuring the following titles: Street Fighter II Turbo on the SNES,Street Fighter II: Championship Edition on the Megadrive, Street Fighter III: Third Strike on the Dreamcast, Street Fighter IV on the Xbox 360 and Street Fighter V on the PS4

 

  • Rock Band4 Stage Zone – Rock out with the legendary music game, featuring a full four-player band setup playable on the stage!

 

  • Iron-Geek Challenge – Not for the timid, show your skills on Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario Bros in the Iron-Geek challenge zone! Race through each of the games and win the coveted trophy!

“The GEEK festival is celebrating its fifth year in 2017 and Replay Events are proud to be partnering with the show,” said Andy Brown, Director for Replay Events. “GEEK is the perfect opportunity for gamers and families to come together and enjoy gaming on a massive scale. Replay Events are proud of our heritage in staging gaming events throughout the UK and a key part of our business lies with providing an unrivalled range of classic and retro-games for various partner events. With this in mind, we’re confident we’ll have something for everyone to enjoy and we look forward to welcoming guests to the show this February.”

Amongst the impressive roster of events taking place over the three days, GEEK is proudly teaming up with Nintendo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Mario Kart. Alongside offering visitors the opportunity to play every Mario Kart game through the ages, GEEK proudly plays host to the official Mario Kart tournament, taking place on Saturday 18th February. With a chance to win a brand-new Nintendo Switch home console, players will compete one-on-one in repurposed bumper cars from Dreamland’s historic amusement park as they tussle for first place across eight races from the best Mario Karthas to offer!

Tickets for GEEK are available now and start from as little as £7 per child and £12 per adult. For more info, please visit https://www.dreamland.co.uk/geek

For the purposes of this event, an adult is aged 15 and over. There will be some over 18s areas at the evening event.

Under 5s go free. Dreamland Members get 10% discount. For more info on Dreamland Membership, visit https://www.dreamland.co.uk/membership

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*Nintendo Switch will be awarded to the winner post release