Obsidian Entertainment Announces Pillars of Eternity

pillarsObsidian Entertainment, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic IISouth Park: The Stick of Truthand the Kickstarter funded Pillars of Eternityannounced today they are entering into a partnership with Zero Radius Games to launch the upcoming card game, Pillars of Eternity – Lords of the Eastern Reach.

Developed by Zero Radius Games, Pillars of Eternity – Lords of the Eastern Reach, is a multi-player card game designed by veteran game designer Chris Taylor (Lead Designer Fallout 1) along with Obsidian’s own Scott Everts and John Lewis.  Featuring characters, locations, and items from the popular Pillars of Eternitycomputer RPG, Lords of the Eastern Reach if a fast competitive game set in the unique world of Eora.

“We are hugely excited to bring Pillars of Eternity to board and card gamers like us” said CEO Feargus Urquhart.  “Using Kickstarter to fund the Pillars of Eternitycomputer game has allowed us not only to deliver an amazing electronic experience, but now let’s us expand the Pillars of Eternity universe with new and different games.”

“Having been friends and colleagues with the team at Obsidian, partnering with them for this project is natural fit”, said Designer Chris Taylor.

Pillars of Eternity -Lords of the Eastern Reach is now available on Kickstarter.

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Astro Gaming Announces Sixth Patent

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astroLatest Patented Technology Greatly Facilitates Team Communication During Professional Gaming Competitions

 
SAN FRANCISCO – August 14, 2014 – Skullcandy, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKUL), the original lifestyle and performance audio brand, and its division ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent Number 8,602,892 directed to technology used in team-based LAN communication, which is used in gaming competitions and professional gaming circuits.  The patented technology is employed in ASTRO Gaming’s Game Communications Exchange, more commonly known as the Team MixAmp™.
 

“We’re thrilled to once again be recognized for our continued delivery of technological innovation and ongoing contribution to the world of professional gaming.  The Team MixAmp represents one of our earliest innovations and remains one of our most important gaming solutions to date,” said Jordan Reiss, co-Founder & General Manager of ASTRO Gaming.  “The ASTRO Gaming Team MixAmp was a true game changer in competitive LAN gaming, literally transforming the playing field for both players and spectators alike.”
 
First introduced in 2007, the Team MixAmp facilitates team communication at professional LAN gaming competitions by providing teammates with zero-lag, full-duplex voice communication seamlessly mixed in with each gamer’s individual game audio.  Prior to the invention of the Team MixAmp, pro teams were dependent upon less-than-optimal solutions, including lag-prone Voice-Over IP communication or good old-fashioned shouting.  The Team MixAmp also provides broadcasters and tournament hosts with the ability to tap into and broadcast to their viewers live team chat and game audio during gaming competitions as popularized by the “Listen-In with Astro” segments seen at many gaming tournaments over the years.
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Elgato Introduces Game Capture HD60

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SGame Capture HD60an Francisco, CA / Munich, Germany – August 11, 2014 — Elgato today announced Elgato Game Capture HD60, the next generation of its gameplay sharing solution. A perfect match for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, Elgato Game Capture HD60 captures gameplay in stunning 1080p with 60 fps. The hardware comes with an all-new design and superior build quality. It features a matte, soft-touch surface with a set of stunning LEDs and is just 0.75 inches thick. The Elgato Game Capture 2.0 software features a refined user interface and the unique Stream Command feature for an even better live streaming experience. Stream Command enables you to easily add a webcam and overlays, and change your stream layout on-the-fly with scenes.

Elgato Game Capture HD60 is available now for pre-order on BestBuy.com at an MSRP of $179.99 USD. It is set to arrive in 900+ Best Buy retail locations nationwide on August 15.

“In 2012, we massively improved the process of gameplay capture and streaming for millions of content creators and viewers alike with our award-winning Game Capture HD.  With the long-awaited launches of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as the now near ubiquitous penetration of high definition playback devices, we felt there was no better time to introduce the next generation of capture technology — the Elgato Game Capture HD60,” said Adam Steinberg, Vice President, Marketing for Elgato. “The Game Capture HD60 features a new slimmer and sleeker design as well as a host of additional functionality, including 1080p60 capture for true high-definition recording and playback as well as our unique Stream Command interface allowing for greater creativity and customization of streams.”  

This is Elgato Game Capture HD60

Representing the next generation of gameplay sharing, Elgato Game Capture HD60 combines these features:

  • 1080p60 support. Elgato Game Capture HD60 uses superior H.264 hardware encoding to create incredibly smooth footage in easily manageable files that you can access directly on your PC or Mac.
  • Flashback Recording. With Elgato Game Capture HD60 you don’t have to worry about pressing the record button – simply slide back in time on your PC or Mac and hit the record button retroactively.
  • Built-in Live Streaming with Stream Command. Elgato Game Capture HD60 gets you up and running on Twitch, YouTube, Ustream or Dailymotion in a snap. The brand-new Stream Command makes it easy to add your webcam and overlays. Add your voice with the built-in Live Commentary feature.
  • Simultaneous live streaming and high quality capture. With Elgato Game Capture HD60 you don’t have to choose between streaming and recording. No matter what resolution you broadcast, you can simultaneously capture full resolution 1080p.


Pricing & Availability

Elgato Game Capture HD60 is available now for pre-order on BestBuy.com at an MSRP of $179.99 USD. It is set to arrive in 900+ Best Buy retail locations nationwide on August 15. The Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software is a free download from elgato.com/gaming/download. It includes hardware support for the original Elgato Game Capture HD that Elgato will continue to offer.

About Elgato 

Elgato creates app-powered lifestyle accessories that entertain and enlighten. We combine elegant software with innovative hardware, designed and developed by Elgato engineering and product teams in Germany and California. Our market-leading EyeTV line has won numerous awards since its launch in 2002. Elgato Gaming revolutionizes content creation for the connected generation on YouTube and Twitch. Elgato products are available at major retailers in more than eighty countries. Elgato is privately held with headquarters in Munich, Germany.

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Games Of Glory Showcases Three More Weapons

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Paris, July 31st – French / Swedish indie studio, Lightbulb Crew, today unveils more details about the weapons gameplay mechanics available for the Clones in Games of Glory. The developer is revealing details on three weapons first, with more than 40 to be available at launch. Each weapon comes with its own specific gameplay and unique capacities that the player will have to combine correctly with the special skills of each Clone.

Here is the video for these three weapons

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Jetpack Joyride wins Gamasutra Mobile Game of 2011

Yesterday was a good day for the lucky guys over at Halfbrick Studios! The very popular (and free!) iOS game ‘Jetpack Joyride’ won the best mobile game of 2011 award! The game has received a consistent 4 1/2 star rating through each version released, with over 62793 Ratings on the current version, it’s clear to see it’s a popular download to in the iOS gaming world.

Winning an award like that against so many over titles really is something to be proud of! I must admit, I am not really an iOS gamer.. But there’s something about this which makes it really addictive.

Big congratulations on the award!

You can download Jetpack Joyride from the iTunes store now

 

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