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Lindsey Stirling Music Pack for Synth Riders Review – PC

After four attempts to create some video content for the Lindsey Stirling Music Pack for Synth Riders I’m giving up.  Neither YouTube nor any of the record labels working with Lindsey Stirling’s music seem to acknowledge the concept of “fair use”.  It’s a shame really because to see this game in action totally makes you want to play it, but I will try my best to describe this awesomeness with mere words…and this fancy trailer.

Simply put, Lindsey Stirling’s music is the peanut butter to Synth Riders’ chocolate.  The very nature of her chosen instrument along with her chosen style of music is the perfect fit with Synth Riders virtual body interactions.  Moving your hands and swirling your arms just seems so naturally in-sync; something the game has been praised for previously, but it has achieved a new peak of greatness with this expansion.  Immerse yourself in five of Lindsey’s best tracks:

  • Underground + Experience
  • Shatter Me (feat. Lzzy Hale)
  • First Light
  • Mirage (feat. Raja Kumari)
  • Shadows

I was disappointed that you couldn’t use the visual “experience” on any song other than Underground.  You’re likely to start with that song and get spoiled really fast with not only an amazing song choice but this whole new virtual world dedicated to Lindsey.  It’s like getting to perform in one of her own music videos.  I was impressed with the difficulty, which can provide a good challenge even on the Normal setting, throwing in some unexpected body panels to dodge, then scales sharply with the addition of new notes/beats and more complicated trail designs.  You’ll get a major workout trying to keep up with Lindsey in this virtual tour.

If you are a fan of Synth Riders then you owe it to yourself to get this song pack, and if you are a fan of Lindsey Stirling’s music then I’d say this track pack is also reason enough to purchase the core game just to experience her music in an entirely new way.   I’ve been playing Synth Riders since it launched, and I have played all of the extra tracks and music packs that have released since, and I can honestly say, this is the best song pack to date.  But music is subjective, and I may be a bit biased when it comes to Lindsey.

Dark Psychological Thriller ‘Martha Is Dead’ Celebrates Phenomenal Launch with Accolades Trailer

Indie games publishing label, Wired Productions, and leading Italian Studio, LKA, are proud to celebrate the worldwide critical acclaim for Martha Is Dead in a new accolades trailer. The launch of Martha Is Dead on 24th February has left a lasting impression with players and critics alike with Dexerto describing it as “a visual masterpiece” and Game Legends calling it “One of the most suggestive narrative titles of this generation”. With over 700 articles having been written on the game since launch, it is one of the most talked about game releases of 2022 so far, even amongst strong AAA competition.

Developed in Unreal® Engine 4 by LKA, the award-winning studio behind the celebrated psychological adventure The Town of Light, Martha Is Dead has been praised for its innovative, bold storytelling and immersive game design, amassing over 80% positive reviews on Steam, appearing in the 20 top selling games globally, and accruing a 4/5 rating on the Microsoft Store. The game has also been a smash hit with content creators, accumulating over 23M VOD views and breaking in to the top 10 categories on Twitch on launch day. In addition, the game picked up the ’Best Trailer’ accolade in the games category at the recent World Trailer Awards.

Martha Is Dead is a first-person psychological thriller set in Italy in 1944, against the backdrop of World War II. You play as Giulia, investigating the death of her twin sister, in a dark, emotional story that combines real-world locations, historical events, superstition, folklore, and psychological distress.

“Thank you to the players worldwide who have embraced the thought-provoking story of Martha Is Dead”. Said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “Working on the game through five years of development, has been a true labor of love and we are all so proud to see how well it has been received.”

“Receiving the feedback from the community and press has been a wonderful, emotional, and uplifting experience.” Said Luca Dalco, Founder of LKA, “I especially want to thank the people who have followed us from the time of The Town of Light, all the way up until the launch of Martha Is Dead, it has been a long trip!”

Alongside this, the physical edition of Martha Is Dead is available at retail from today for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Containing a reversible sleeve, fold out double-sided poster, collectable sticker sheet and a digital download Tarot card pack. Both the digital and physical versions of the game are available to purchase for: £24.99/€29.99/$29.99.  Check your local retailer for listings or find a retailer via Wired Productions’ Where to Buy section.

The PlayStation 5 exclusive Collector’s Edition, which will be sold in limited quantities, with only 1,000 units set to be produced, is available now exclusively via the Wired Productions Store with an SRP of £125.00. Each Collector’s Edition includes a bonus digital copy of Martha Is Dead for the Steam Store.

The game is rated ESRB M (Mature), PEGI 18 and USK 16. For more information, follow us on Twitter or join the official Discord.

The game is recommended for an adult audience and carries the appropriate age rating. The game is not recommended for players who may find depictions of mature scenes containing blood, dismemberment, disfigurement of human bodies and self-harm disturbing.

Spider-Man: No Way Home Arrives on Digital TOMORROW, 3/15

AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD APRIL 12

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.

BONUS MATERIALS

4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™, AND DIGITAL

  • Bloopers & Gag Reel
  • Alternate Reality Easter Eggs
  • 7 Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    • Action Choreography Across the Multiverse
    • A Multiverse of Miscreants
    • A Spectacular Spider-Journey with Tom Holland
    • Enter Strange
    • Graduation Day
    • Realities Collide, Spiders Unite
    • Weaving Jon Watt’s Web
  • 2 Special Panels:
    • The Sinister Summit – Villains Panel: Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, and Jamie Foxx sit down for a roundtable discussion of their sinister characters.
    • A Meeting of the Spiders – Heroes Panel: The Heroic Spider heroes sit down for a roundtable discussion on Peter, Stunts, and skintight suits.
  • 3 Stories From The Daily Bugle
    • Spider-Menace Strikes Again
    • Spider Sycophant
    • Web of Lies
  • 2  Stunt Scenes Previsualization
    • Apartment Fight
    • Shield Fight

DVD

  • 2 Behind the Scenes Featurettes
    • A Spectacular Spider-Journey with Tom Holland
    • Graduation Day

CAST AND CREW

Directed By: Jon Watts
Written By: Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers
Produced By: Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal
Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, JoAnn Perritano, Rachel O’Connor, Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach
Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, with Marisa Tomei

SPECS

Runtime: Approx. 148 minutes
Rating: PG-13: Sequences of action/violence, some language and brief suggestive comments
4K UHD: Feature: 2160p Ultra High Definition / 2.39:1 • English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible), French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish, English & French (Doublé au Québec) – Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray™: Feature: 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1 • Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA, French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish, English & French (Doublé au Québec) – Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD: Feature: 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen • Audio: English, French (Doublé au Québec), Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English & French (Doublé au Québec) – Audio Description Tracks Dolby Surround

LIVE ACTION SHORT | Sifu: The Cost of Time

Sifu developers at Sloclap have released an eight-minute live action short today, “The Cost of Time” which features an absolute barrage of badass Kung Fu right into your eyeballs.

Sloclap partnered with director Christopher Clark Cowan (YouTube RivenX3i) to bring Sifu to fans in a live action short film. Follow the main character as they hunt down Fajar, one of the assassins who killed their father.

Sifu is a third person action game launching on Feb 8 on PC and consoles and features intense hand-to-hand combat, putting you in control of a young Kung-Fu student on a path of revenge.

Pre-orders available – Last chance to get the 48 hours early access:

Hot Wheels Unleashed Sells 1 Million Copies Worldwide

Mattel, Inc. and Milestone, a leading global racing game developer, announced today that critically acclaimed Hot Wheels Unleashed™, the action-packed arcade-style racing experience, sold 1 million copies worldwide across both physical and digital storefronts since its launch on Sept. 30, 2021, making it Milestone’s fastest-selling title ever.

“Ever since we announced Hot Wheels Unleashed back in February, we’ve received thousands of heartfelt messages from fans,” said Luisa Bixio, CEO of Milestone. “This milestone is the umpteenth display of affection from our passionate community.”

“Hot Wheels is all about encouraging the challenger spirit and Hot Wheels Unleashed brings that mission to life for gamers of all ages. We’re proud of this exciting milestone, and we look forward to even more fans discovering the game and new upcoming content as we head into 2022,” said Andrew Chan, Head of Digital Gaming, Mattel.

Hot Wheels Unleashed offers players the opportunity to drive the cars as if they were playing with the die-cast toys. The gameplay includes adrenaline-filled races, an extended choice of Hot Wheels® vehicles with different attributes and rarity levels that players can customize with different skins, and jaw-dropping tracks set in everyday locations with special track pieces and interactive items. The game also features a revolutionary Track Editor that enables players to customize tracks in any game environment and share them with the game’s community.

Hot Wheels Unleashed is available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store). For more details, visit the official website: https://hotwheelsunleashed.com.

Drivers can also join the #HotWheelsUnleashed conversation online at Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD’S GRAPHICS ARE SO REAL, ACTUAL WAR JOURNALISTS WENT INSIDE THE GAME ENGINE TO CAPTURE PHOTOGRAPHS OF IT

Today, Call of Duty revealed a new collaboration that, for the first time, allowed actual war photojournalists inside Call of Duty®: Vanguard to capture in-game war photographs that feel true to life, through the lens as if they were embedded within the war missions themselves.

Renowned long-time war photojournalists Alex Potter and Sebastiano Tomada Piccolmini have vast experience shooting in conflict regions, including numerous battles throughout the Middle East. For the upcoming release of the World War II-themed Vanguard, which is scheduled for release on November 5th, the two ventured inside the game engine for an exclusive photoshoot held at publisher Activision’s motion capture studios. Potter and Piccolmini’s journeys were then reflected in a trailer, allowing fans to see these photographers’ experiences and reactions in real time.

Call of Duty: Vanguard captures the epic intimacy of World War II in an incredibly immersive manner,” said Fernando Machado, Chief Marketing Officer, Activision Blizzard. “We tested its realism by sending in Alex Potter and Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini with special camera-like portals into the game engine itself, which took them back in time as if they were a photographer in that period, showing how real Vanguard will truly look and feel to gamers everywhere.”

Vanguard’s incredible graphics and visual immersion reflect the latest technological advancements coming when the new game launches next month, including its use of photogrammetry where locations, scenes and objects are recreated in-game to lifelike photoreal quality.

Photojournalists Alex and Sebastiano waited for the right moments to snap their shots the same way they would on the ground. “These were situations that I would normally capture,” said Alex Potter in the film. “I was impressed with how kinetic and immersive it all was,” added Sebastiano Tomada Piccolmini. “As photographers, this is what conflict looks like.”

Limited edition prints of the Call of Duty: Vanguard in-game photography will be available at www.BleeckerTrading.com and Bleecker Trading NY starting at 3pm ET on October 21. All proceeds from the photography sales will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment.

“This special collaboration presents a great opportunity to continue raising awareness and honoring our veterans as we further our mission to help them find high-quality jobs,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment.

The Call of Duty Endowment has funded the placement of more than 90,000 veterans into high-quality employment since its inception and aims to place 100,000 veterans into meaningful jobs by 2024. The Endowment’s 2020 cost to place a veteran was $515, providing employment at about 1/9 the cost of U.S. Department of Labor efforts.

To help get veterans back to work, please visit: www.callofdutyendowment.org/help, or follow on Instagram and Facebook at @CallofDutyEndowment, and Twitter at @CODE4Vets.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is scheduled for release on November 5, 2021. Vanguard is the newest release from the blockbuster franchise that has sold over 400 million copies to date over its lifetime.

STAR-LORD TURNS TO PLAN B IN NEW TV SPOT FOR MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Today, Eidos-Montréal revealed a brand-new, high-octane TV spot to set the stage for next week’s official launch of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In the trailer, viewers are dropped straight into the middle of a mid-battle Huddle, where Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot assess the situation, discuss strategy and, of course, banter before deciding to go with Plan B — an all-out, coordinated assault appropriately fueled by Mötley Crüe’s “Kickstart My Heart.”

This same Huddle mechanic will prove essential for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy players as they fight to overcome seemingly impossible odds throughout their journey across the galaxy. In the game, players will be able to call a Huddle during combat and choose which motivational words to offer the team. If chosen correctly, all of the Guardians will receive a powerup, making it easier for them to bang enemy heads while listening to one of the game’s 30 headbanging tracks.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be available on PlayStation®5 console, PlayStation®4 console, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, PC, and streaming via GeForce NOW on October 26, 2021. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version for Nintendo Switch also coming to select regions October 26.

UBISOFT REVEALS PLANS FOR RIDERS REPUBLIC™ YEAR 1 CONTENT

Today, Ubisoft revealed the roadmap for the first year of post-launch content for Riders Republic™, which includes free seasonal content and exclusive content for Year 1 Pass owners.

Riders Republic Year 1 will feature four different seasons with unique themes:

  • It starts on day one with the Grand Opening Pre-Season. Players are invited to the Riders Republic launch celebration to play several multiplayer modes – Mass Race, Tricks Battle, Free for All and Versus – and unlock exclusive rewards through weekly challenges. Year 1 Pass owners will be able to explore the map with 2 exotic kits: the Rocket Bike and the Rocket Skis. Those new toys will allow players to revisit the game at high speed and create their own journey and stunts.
  • In Season One, winter comes to the Republic. The Winter Bash will introduce a seasonal progression where players can unlock content and rewards by participating in time-limited multiplayer experiences, events and special activities. Year 1 Pass owners will get access to additional exotic kits coming with exclusive skins and content, as well as an exclusive legendary cosmetic bundle to ride with style.
  • For Season Two, it’s Showdown time with the addition of the epic Showdown Multiplayer Mode, an explosive 6v6 confrontation played in wild arenas. Players will jump into arenas with their team to collect and bank more gems than the opposite team. Year 1 Pass owners will get additional exotic kits along with exclusive skins and content.
  • Season Three will bring the BMX Sport add-on to the Republic alongside BMX dedicated arenas as well as fresh playgrounds and events to discover. Exclusively for Year 1 Pass owners, the BMX Season will also bring the brand-new BMX career with new sponsors and events as well as a legendary cosmetic bundle.

Additionally, the Year 1 Pass gives exclusive Day 1 access to the Rocket Skis and Rocket Bike exotic kits and 7-day early access to all other exotic kits and the BMX sports add-on.

Riders Republic, the new massive multiplayer outdoor sports playground, will launch October 28th on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation®5*, PlayStation®4, Stadia, as well as Windows PC through the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store. Players can also subscribe to Ubisoft+ on PC, Stadia and Amazon Luna.

The Year 1 Pass can be bought as a standalone or through pre-ordering the Gold and Ultimate Editions:

  • Gold Edition includes the base game and the Year 1 Pass including eight exotic kits that allow players to modify gameplay in the form of gear upgrades throughout the year; the BMX Sport Add-on and exclusive content added after launch. The Rocket Bike and Rocket Ski exotic kits will be available at launch.
  • Ultimate Edition includes the base game and the Year 1 Pass as well as four exclusive cosmetic packs: Cosmic, Rainbow, Neon and Skull’n Style. Players will also enjoy 20 helicopter tickets to reach their favorite in-game summits faster than ever.

Players who pre-order Riders Republic will receive the Bunny Pack*** including a cute custom bunny outfit, an additional blue bunny head and rainbow snowboard paint.

For more information about Riders Republic, please visit ridersrepublic.com.

For the latest news on Riders Republic and other Ubisoft games, visit news.ubisoft.com.

Bone crushing sci-fi third-person action coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S & PC

110 Industries is excited to announce that high-octane third-person action game Wanted: Dead is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Featuring spectacular melee combat and exciting gunplay, Wanted: Dead’s new teaser trailer offers a peek at a dark and dangerous version of sci-fi Hong Kong where you will need sharpened skills to survive.

Players assume the role of Lt. Hannah Stone, leader of the “Zombie Squad”, an elite team who work outside the purview of the traditional police force. Taking inspiration from the likes of Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, a deep combat system will give you the opportunity to take on enemies up-close and personal, or engage with guns from a distance, with cool slow-motion sequences, and a limb-severing mechanic that changes enemy attack patterns adding style and substance to combat encounters.

Among the talented team working on the game’s finessed combat systems are developers that previously worked on Ninja Gaiden and the Dead or Alive series.

Offering a change of pace to Wanted: Dead’s adrenaline-pumping combat, non-combat sections and the chance for Lt. Stone to chill at the HQ to consume food and drinks for buffs gives the game intriguing variety, as well as offering players the chance to soak in more of its rich lo-tech sci-fi world.

“Our latest trailer gives a glimpse of Wanted: Dead in glorious motion and we can’t wait to share more about the deep combat systems that underpin that breathtaking action”, said Founder and Creative Director at 110 Industries, Sergei Kolobashkin.