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Friday, 20 October 2017

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Launches GAME OF THRONES®: CONQUEST on iOS and Android EG


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and HBO Global Licensing today announced the worldwide launch of Game of Thrones: Conquest™ on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices. Developed by Turbine and based on the award winning HBO® series, Game of Thrones: Conquest allows players to become a lord or lady in Westeros and define a strategy for conquering the Seven Kingdoms and claiming the Iron Throne.

Game of Thrones: Conquest is a mobile Massively Multiplayer Online strategy game that gives players the opportunity to navigate the dangerous political landscape of Westeros while establishing their house, creating their sigil and raising their army to march against rivals. Players can sabotage their enemies from within or march with their friends & bannermen into war, and can expect to see some familiar faces from the HBO series, including Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Petyr Baelish and more.
                                           
"The political maneuvering of Game of Thrones has always been one of the most compelling elements of the show, and now players can live out that fantasy as they compete with thousands of other people for control of the Iron Throne,” said Tom Casey, VP, Studio Head at Turbine. “Players have the opportunity to betray their allies and unleash their most cunning schemes to gain more power, which can lead to some very intense and fun moments.”

“Every Game of Thrones fan has an opinion on who should rightfully sit on the Iron Throne, and now with Game of Thrones: Conquest these fans will have an opportunity to try to claim the throne for themselves,” said Jeff Peters, VP, Global Licensing at HBO. “We think fans are going to love this new opportunity to test their battle and strategy skills while exploring the world of Westeros.”

Navigating Westeros won’t be simple, but with the help of the innovative Allegiance System, players can recruit allies from around the globe to have a fair shot at the Iron Throne and prove their loyalty to their lord or lady. In this dynamic and political world, players will have the option to choose between deception and loyalty. Or as they shift their Allegiances, in true Game of Thrones style, betray their own Allegiance to grow their influence in Westeros and claim the Iron Throne for themselves.

In Game of Thrones: Conquest, players can capture 120+ iconic Seats of Power from the series such as King’s Landing and Winterfell. To control these locations you must recruit allies, as no war is ever won alone. Players must raise their armies and clash against rivals to capture these iconic strongholds. Once captured, players will need to defend them, as each Seat of Power endows their Allegiance with military and economic upgrades. They will then appoint their own small council and reward their most loyal bannermen by making them wardens of a Seat of Power.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

George A. Romero Tribute Mural Unveiled in Dying Light with Backing from the Horror Icon’s Son


October 19th, 2017 – Wroclaw, Poland / Techland is proud to unveil a special commemorative mural to the Father of Zombies, George A. Romero, in Dying Light. The tribute has received the full backing of the iconic director’s son, George Cameron Romero.

Techland has also released a short video in which a horde of the undead puts their flesh-cravings aside to salute the man who invented the zombie genre of cinema and inspired generations of future horror auteurs -- including Techland’s own Dying Light team.

Players can visit the graffiti-style mural in the area around Jaffar's Workshop and pay their respects, as the art was added to the game on Monday as part of the Content Drop #1 update.

George A. Romero’s son, George Cameron Romero, said of the tribute:

"When members of Techland reached out to me asking if I would be ok with them paying homage to my father in their game "Dying Light," I was honored as I'm a massive fan of the game and I love the graffiti work they do! What a beautiful way to give his fans a lasting tribute on a wall that won't get painted over. I hope everyone who is a fan of his, or mine, will have fun looking for the George A. Romero commemorative mural in the game and I hope everyone out there remembers that he was once called the most dangerous filmmaker alive, #filmsusedtobedangerous and thanks to him I will never forget that #filmisfearless."

Considered by many to be one of the most important independent filmmakers of all time, Romero’s back catalogue of gruesome and satirical horror films includes: Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead.

Monday, 16 October 2017

ESPORTS FOR EVERYONE AS ULTIMO HOMBRE™ ANNOUNCES INCLUSIVE GAMING EVENTS ACROSS THE UK



 Ultimo Hombre™, a casual eSports company formed by veterans of urban and lifestyle events is delighted to announce the first in a series of live casual eSports events taking place at PRYZM, Birmingham, on Sunday October 22nd 2017.

The biggest games in eSports feature front and centre at Ultimo Hombre, welcoming visitors of all ages and skills to a venue ideal for all the family. Ultimo Hombre events are designed to be inclusive, competitive and thrilling, featuring state-of-the-art hardware, aiming to replicate the atmosphere of a top-tier eSports tournament but open to virtually anyone!

Featuring two distinct sessions throughout the day, the earlier session is all about inclusion, where children, teenagers and families, are welcome to get gaming during the day, whether it’s battling for a spot on the national leader-board or participating in the ‘Last-Man-Standing’ contest! Later in the day, the second session accommodates over 18’s, where cash prizes can be won and mature titles will be available to play. For those who simply want to spectate or relax, all the action will be streamed on the in-house big screen TV’s, and casual gamers can relax in the breakout rooms featuring a vast selection of retro gaming and VR experiences!

Everyone can be a winner at an Ultimo Hombre Gamerdays event, finding a home amongst friends as you battle for supremacy on Call of Duty™, score an injury time winner on Fifa 18™ or Pro Evolution Soccer™ 2018, get down and dirty with DiRT 4™ and rise to the top on some of the world’s most popular videogames titles. Play for fun or play to win; the favoured gamers of Birmingham will be the lucky first to experience Gamerdays, but Ultimo Hombre will soon spread throughout the UK, with dozens of venues coming on line, competing against each other in real time and streaming content around the locations to see just who has the necessary skills to beat the elite! Competition will be tough but the best-of-the-best stand a chance to win BIG!

To register or to take part in Ultimo Hombre events, where all are welcome, and every player could walk away with a prize, head over to the official website, www.ultimohombre.com, to secure tickets to the session of your choice.

Announced as the initial launch venue, PRYZM forms the first stage of an aggressive expansion plan that plans to see close to 60 venues come online within 18 months, each equipped with the latest gaming PC’s and console hardware, running cutting edge software and providing an unrivalled experience for gamers and spectators alike. The Deltic Group, well versed in staging high octane, multi-media rich events, will be partnering with Ultimo Hombre to equip each venue with world-class staging via interactive lighting, unique sound design, as well as providing high-capacity broadband to facilitate streaming and video links with other venues in the group. Regular commentary and guest appearances from leading gaming personalities will ensure that Ultimo Hombre becomes the destination for the next-generation of gamers everywhere.
“We’ve been working diligently behind the scenes to create a series of gaming events that are amongst the most ambitious, inclusive and entertaining ever staged in the UK, and we’re delighted to announce our launch venue, starting operation this October,” said Mark Adams, CEO for Ultimo Hombre. “Working in partnership with renowned publishers, industry experts and the gaming community at large has allowed us to design an event for everyone, focusing on eSports and gaming fans, rather than professional players and teams; everyone has a chance to become a legend at Ultimo Hombre.”

Tim Howard, Marketing Director for the Deltic Group commented, “Deltic venues are renowned for cutting edge staging, elite sound systems and unrivalled atmosphere, the perfect ingredients to cater for a gaming audience and ideal for the highly ambitious Ultimo Hombre events. Our PRYZM location in Birmingham is one of our flagship locations, an ideal choice to lead the way, bringing gamers and families together and kicking off what we believe will prove to be a unique way to watch, play and experience the latest games. We can’t wait until multiple venues are battling each other live for bragging rights and are confident that gamers of all ages and abilities will be thrilled with the Ultimo Hombre events.”

For more information visit: https://www.ultimohombre.com
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Dying Light Content Drop #0 Now Available For Consoles Alongside Content Drop #1 For PC, PS4 and Xbox One Today With New Trailer


October 16th, 2017 – Wroclaw, Poland / Techland, a leading developer and publisher of video games, has today announced the arrival of the introductory and the first content packs for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, which are a part of the series of free content drops for players, called 10-IN-12 (ten packs in twelve months).

Following its arrival on PC back in July, PS4 and Xbox One owners can now get hold of Content Drop #0, which includes a new human enemy special forces unit – a heavily-armed new faction set to cause havoc in Old Town; a new ‘Harran Military Rifle available exclusively at Gemly.com; a new Mutated Goon Zombie; and a new ‘‘Hunted” player outfit.

Now Content Drop #1 adds three truly unique weapons: the Last Wish revolver, the Kuai dagger and the Fenris axe. Launching simultaneously across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, each one of these lethal inventions has its own exclusive feature that will increase your chances of survival in the quarantine zone a bit. But first the players will have to test their skills as these three weapons are rewards for completing the new special bounties. In addition to that, Gemly.com will provide the usual exclusive set of content that will be activated throughout the week, including the “Ye Old Trusty” wrench.*

Drop #0 and Drop #1 are the first two content packs with Techland set to release nine more over the coming months. Not only that, as players and fans are encouraged to share their ideas and suggest what goes into future content drops.

Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition is now on sale - visit gemly.com for more details about all ongoing sales.


Thursday, 12 October 2017

Twin-Stick Classic Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL Charging onto Nintendo Switch in 2017


Watford, United Kingdom, October 12th, 2017: Wired Productions, an independent videogames publisher and developer, and Kukouri Mobile Entertainment are pleased to announce that twin-stick action classic Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL is making its way to Nintendo™ Switch in 2017.

Check out the brand-new Nintendo Switch Trailer:

The most decorated release of Tiny Troopers ever, Joint Ops XL allows perspective soldiers to make full use of the Nintendo Switch’s touch screen, or use the Joy-Con controllers or Pro-Controller for classic twin stick control, as they:

Relive the original campaigns from Tiny Troopers & Tiny Troopers 2: Spec Ops with over 60 action-packed missions.

Brainsssssss! Fight for your life through 8 Zombie Campaign missions, 4 fast paced undead wave maps & zombie survival mode.

Push your miniature militia to the edge with Ultra-Hardcore difficulty.

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL is an epic bite-sized arcade shooter, filled to the brim with action-packed mini maps of mayhem! Take control of your tiny troopers as you battle evil adversaries from around the world with a multitude of weapons. Recruit specialist mercenaries such as Medics, Machine Gunners and the Elite Delta Force to subdue enemy insurgents! Collect medals, dog tags, Intel and more during the course of each mission to ensure victory.

“Tiny Troopers is a modern arcade classic and simply great fun from start to finish.” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions, “It’s a perfect game to play on the go and the flexibility that players will have on Switch will be an unparalleled experience.”

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL will be available through the Nintendo eShop in time for the holiday season.

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