Viz Media Presents Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure at C2E2 2018

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VIZ Media heads to the midwest to participate in Chicago’s premier pop culture and comics convention, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). C2E2 takes place April 6 th to April 8 th in the South Building at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. This year, VIZ Media will host several panels and welcomes English voice actors from the hit anime series JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – STARDUST CRUSADERS as special guests. Catch Matthew Mercer (Jotaro Kujo) and Richard Epcar (Joseph Joestar) for an exciting JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE panel discussion and an in-person autograph session during the convention.

VIZ Media C2E2 Panels & Special Events Include:

Saturday, April 7th

1:30 – 2:30 PM
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Panel (Room S401)

Join VIZ Media and cast members Matthew Mercer and Richard Epcar to celebrate JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – STARDUST CRUSADERS! We’ll have news, updates, all your best questions and more. All attendees will receive a special premium art card while supplies last.

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – STARDUST CRUSADERS Voice Cast Autograph Sessions at 2:45pm

Catch Richard Epcar (Joseph Joestar) for a special meet & greet and autograph session.

4:15 – 5:00 PM

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Live Stage (Booth #2033)

Catch an interview with JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE cast member Richard Epcar (Joseph Joestar) and hear all about the fan-favorite anime series!

Sunday, April 8th

12:15 – 1:15 PM

VIZ Media Official Panel (Room S404)

Join us as we celebrate a wide range of fan favorite titles such as NARUTO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, TOKYO GHOUL and SAILOR MOON. Be among the first to hear about Publishing and Animation acquisition news and stick around for prizes!

2:1005 – 2:30 PM

Live Stage Interview with Charlene Ingram (Booth #2033)

Catch an interview with VIZ Media’s Director of Animation Marketing and learn the latest on the company’s anime news and forthcoming new titles!

 

Inverse Press vistis Daytona Beach Comic Con

Inverse Press since 2010, Inverse Press has published independent comics publisher from the stormy shores of the Alabama Gulf Coast. Founders Kevin LaPorte and Amanda Rachels, along with our amazing and talented collaborators, craft comics stories that are often weird, sometimes dark, but always FUN.

You can find our comics on Kickstarter in advance of wide release, in comic shops worldwide via our publisher Cosmic Times, and then here on our website and digitally on ComiXology in perpetuity.

Daytona Beach Comic Con

The Original and Longest Running Comic Book, Toy and Collectible Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida

Saturday, April 21 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, April 22 10 am – 4 pm

EMBRY-RIDDLE ICI CENTER
601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

For more information  and tickets visit HERE

UDON Brings Exclusives to PAX East 2018

UDON Entertainment is excited to be making a return to PAX East in Boston this week on April 5-8th!

Mega Man fans! We will be limited supply of our special silver foil t-shirts to Pax East! These t-shirts have sold out very quickly at every show so be sure to make a stop first to the UDON booth #10024!

We will also have art books and some exclusive pins from some of your favorites like Monster Hunter, Okami, Persona 4, Dark Souls, and Mega Man!

We will be hosting a random PERSONA 4 TEDDIE PIN Blind bag LUCKY DRAW! The beloved PERSONA 4 character Teddie is immortalized in this 1.75 inch collectors pin form, with 5 different expressions you can collect. Limited quantities will be available for PAX East, so once we sell out, that’s it. Who will be the lucky fan to collect all 5 Teddie pins

 

Be the 1st to Play Aftercharge at PAX East 2018

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Chainsawesome Games, the Quebec-City indie studio behind fan-favorite Knight Squad and second place winner of the 2018 Ubisoft Indie Challenge, today announced that its new 3v3 asymmetrical competitive shooter-brawler Aftercharge will release on the best-selling Nintendo Switch™ home and portable console! Chainsawesome today also announces support for three-way online cross-platform play between Nintendo Switch and previously announced Windows PC and Xbox One Aftercharge versions. Prepare for high-voltage cat-and-mouse action as teams of invisible robots battle against invincible security guards when Aftercharge ships later this summer!

“Having Aftercharge support cross-play with the three platforms at launch has always been super important for us, so we can’t wait to see the three gaming worlds collide this summer,” said Laurent Mercure, Communications Officer at Chainsawesome Games. “Aftercharge on the Switch not only makes the game playable on-the-go, but also opens the door to building a more unified gaming community without platform-based borders. And for those gamers who want to get an early look at the game, we’ll be showcasing a playable PC build at PAX East 2018, as well as holding a special Alpha playtest in April. So, stay tuned for more details!”

In Aftercharge, six glowing structures called extractors are at the center of each match and serve as the objective for both teams — the attacking Workonics droids and the defending Enforcers guards. Choose from a total of eight unique characters, each with their own attacks, defensive abilities and weapons for a variety of tactical options. Although the objective of the game is simple, Aftercharge’s team-based gameplay relies heavily on strategy and stealth, where every player is vital to obtaining victory!

Aftercharge Key Features:
  • Unique Blend of Fresh Mechanics: An invisible team fighting an invincible team, reviving allies instantly with no limit and zero cooldown on abilities are only a few mechanics that make Aftercharge a shooter you’ve never played before.
  • Bite-Size Competitive Matches: The teams are small, the maps are small, the rounds are short, the action is always within sight and it never stops.
  • Asymmetrical Characters: Choose from a different character pool on each side with widely different abilities and roles to vary your team’s strategy.
  • Online Multiplayer and Matchmaking: Team up with players anywhere around the world and face-off against opponents of similar skill level thanks to Windows PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch cross-platform play.

Aftercharge is set on the distant planet of Dusk 11, exploited by the titular corporation for the energy at its core. Designed originally to avoid industrial espionage, the company’s workonics worker robots are defecting due to the planet’s now unstable energy, which has put the company’s extractors (and all life on the planet) at risk. The Workonics set out to destroy the extractors and must face off against human Enforcers guards who are invulnerable to robot attacks. Luckily for them, the Workonics have invisibility on their side.

Chainsawesome Games will showcase and make playable a brand new map and two new classes for Aftercharge at PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) from April 5 – April 8, 2018. Attendees can take part in intense Aftercharge tournaments at Booth #15104.

Indy PopCon presents WIL WHEATON!

Indy PopCon presents WIL WHEATON!

From Stand By Me to Star Trek: The Next Generation to Geek & Sundry to The Big Bang Theory and so much more, Wil represents the best of what it means to be a geek. Come meet Wil June 9th and 10th ONLY at Indy PopCon: https://goo.gl/DMDsG5

Ben Affleck will visit Fan Expo Dallas!

Batman’s Ben Affleck will be joining FAN EXPO Dallas on Saturday April 7th! Special tickets and Photo ops will be on sale tomorrow at 10 AM – quantities are limited and will sell out!

Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He began his career as a child and starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi in 1984, before a second run in 1988. He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films, including Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting (1997), which they also starred in. He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster drama Armageddon (1998), the romantic comedy Forces of Nature (1999), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), and the thriller Changing Lanes (2002).

Get your FAN EXPO Dallas tickets today: https://www.fanexpodallas.com/en/buy-tickets/admission.html

Golem Gates Premieres at PAX East 2018

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Laser Guided Games and Hollow Earth will be in attendance at PAX East 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) from April 5 – April 8, 2018 to talk all things Golem Gates and showcase the launch version of the game to attendees. Get an inside look into the game by visiting them in the Indie Megabooth area (Booth #14079).

Laser Guided Games LLC — an independent developer made up of industry veterans from Epic Games — and Hollow Earth Inc., the studio responsible for character design in blockbuster Marvel films Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, are proud to officially launch today their dark fantasy real-time strategy game Golem Gates on Steam for Windows PC! Golem Gates is a wholly original strategy game set within a lore-rich world where players can experience a thrilling single-player campaign and go to war online with and against friends.

“We’re beyond excited to launch Golem Gates today and introduce a game that we feel will resonate with a variety of strategy game fans,” said Matt Oelfke, Founder and Lead Developer at Laser Guided Games. “Our four months in Steam Early Access enabled us to shape this original concept into an approachable yet layered experience that anyone can learn. We’re excited to say hello to new players and show existing owners of Golem Gates just what we’ve accomplished thanks to their help.”

“From the beginning, we knew that we wanted Golem Gates to stand out,” said Josh Nizzi, Head of Hollow Earth Inc. “Together Laser Guided Games and Hollow Earth crafted a game that not only has unique gameplay mechanics but is set within a world steeped in mystery and lore. Players are in for some big surprises throughout the campaign. We look forward to hearing what they think!”

Set within a desolate land ravaged by ancient wars, Golem Gates sees players embark on a quest for redemption as The Harbinger. He of unknown origin is an outcast in a world shrouded in living darkness, cursed by a corrupting force known as the Unbound. When a voice reaches from the unknown, The Harbinger awakes to learn his purpose: to destroy the Golem Gates. Imbued with power over The Ash — nanites which permeate the atmosphere — The Harbinger manifests a legion of war machines known as golems which he commands. Lead him to his destiny; end the reign of the Unbound, crush the Golem Gates and reclaim life itself.

Golem Gates uniquely combines real-time strategy with card battler elements for quick, accessible gameplay that emphasizes visceral combat without sacrificing player-driven strategy. Players collect cards (called Glyphs) and strategically weave them into a deck, enabling full customization of their unit and support loadouts ahead of battle. The Harbinger is a ruthless commander, meaning battles are fast-paced and require on-the-fly tactical decisions to decimate the opposition. In addition to an epic single-player campaign and remixed mission objectives in the form of Trials, players can take their glyph decks online in various competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes.

Key Features:
  • Dynamic Diversity: Create your own unique battle plan to counter your opponents with nearly 100 collectible card game inspired Glyphs, including units, buildings, traps, buffs, debuffs and techs, that provide nearly limitless strategy options.
  • Multiple Modes: Experience the evolving story of Golem Gates’ single-player campaign and take the fight online with friends in cooperative and survival-based modes.
  • May the RNG Gods Smile Upon You: Randomized Glyph drawing puts a slightly different spin on every battle by eliminating monotonous build sequences, while rewarding deck building mastery and strategic planning chops in equal measure.
  • Streamlined Strategy: Build and enhance your forces with Glyphs; no production or research buildings are needed. Capture resources in King of the Hill style skirmishes without dedicated gathering units and keep your focus where it belongs — on the battle.
  • Fight Where You Have Sight: Glyphs can be played almost anywhere you have an existing presence. Add more forces to a battle to turn the tide, transform a scouting party into an army, place emergency defenses to respond to the enemy or hide an outpost in a direction the enemy doesn’t expect. The choices are yours but beware: the enemy will do the same and with the right Glyph, your forces can be destroyed as quickly as they were created.

Golem Gates is now available for purchase on Steam for Windows PC at a 20% off launch week sale price of $23.99 (from $29.99) at http://store.steampowered.com/app/575970/Golem_Gates.

 

HyperX Returns to PAX East, Gordon Hayward at GameStop

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HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced it will be exhibiting again at PAX East 2018. This premier event will take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from April 5 – 8, 2018. HyperX will showcase a range of gaming product demos including the HyperX Pulsefire SurgeTM RGB Gaming Mouse. HyperX will be demonstrating a variety of headsets, keyboards and mice and will be offering daily raffles every afternoon.

The new HyperX Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse features a light ring with dynamic 360o RGB lighting effects and is designed with a Pixart 3389 sensor with settings up to 16,000 DPI. Customizable native DPI settings allow users to set the speed of the mouse and include an LED indicator to visually see which DPI setting is being used. The mouse uses Omron switches for long term reliability up to 50M clicks. Pulsefire Surge RGB is designed for accurate, fluid and responsive tracking. Using HyperX NGenuityTM software, gamers can assign personalized macro functions to the six programmable keys and store them in a macro library.

For a chance to try out the newest peripherals and experience the award-winning HyperX Cloud Headsets stop by HyperX onsite booth at #20025, there will be opportunity to purchase products including Pulsefire Surge RGB mouse.

On the same weekend, Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics and HyperX brand ambassador will be attending a HyperX fan appreciation event at Gamestop Downtown Boston. Fans will have the opportunity to meet, take a picture or play Overwatch and FIFA against Gordon. The event will be held at the Gamestop Downtown store on Saturday, April 7th between 3:00 to 5:00 PM at 40 Winter Street. Entry into the event will be first come, first served and HyperX products will be available for fans to try out. Some of the gaming headsets available will include the HyperX Cloud II, Cloud Alpha and the newest family member, the wireless Cloud Flight with up to 30 hours of battery life. For more information on this fan event, go to the Facebook event page…

Skybound Entertainment Appears at PAX East 2018

Come visit Skybound Entertainment’s activation space during PAX East 2018, with highlights including autograph signings with Melissa Hutcherson (voice of Clementine in Telltale’s The Walking Dead) cosplay meetups, Summoners War tournaments and games, and more – located in room 206AB, the Skybound Room at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Be the first to catch a glimpse of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season, including early, PAX-exclusive footage in the Albatross Room on Friday, April 6th at 12:30 PM. Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller hosts alongside members of the series’ core creative team and Clementine herself, Melissa Hutchison. Together we’ll look back on Clementine’s journey so far and take a sneak peek at how it all ends. Stick around for special giveaways and an audience Q&A! Panelists include: Greg Miller [Co-founder / Host, Kinda Funny], Melissa Hutchison [Clementine, Telltale Games], Dave Bogan [Art Director, Telltale Games], Jessica Krause [Episode One Lead Writer, Telltale Games], Mark Darin [Senior Designer, Telltale Games], Dan Murray [President, Skybound Interactive]

Skybound will also be demoing a new game for the first time ever –  stop by booth #12102 to try out Pitchstorm, a party card game about pitching ridiculous movies to the world’s worst movie executives (aka: your friends.) During each of the pitches the executives can interrupt with terrible notes that must then be worked into the idea.

Check out the schedule for Skybound’s activation space below.

THURSDAY April 5th

12pm – 2pm: Summoners War-Guess the Raid **Details below

4pm – 6pm: Summoners War Mini Tournament **Details below

FRIDAY April 6th

11am – 1pm: Geeks OUT! Meet Up

12pm – 2pm: Summoners War – RTA an Influencer **Details below

2pm – 3pm: Telltale Cosplay Meet Up and Live Stream

3pm – 4pm: Pitch Storm Live Stream

4pm – 6pm: Summoners War Mini Tournament

SATURDAY April 7th

11am – 1pm: Summoners War Meet Up with Leo Camacho

2pm – 3pm: Telltale’s Melissa Hutchison Autograph session

3pm – 4pm: Pitch Storm Live Stream

4pm – 6pm: Summoners War Mini Tournament

SUNDAY April 8th

12pm – 2pm: Summoners War Mini Tournament

Mini Tournament: 10 players may sign up to be part of a influencers team. Prizes will be awarded.

  • Four players will be randomly placed under Influencer 1 and the remaining four players under Influencer 2.
  • Registration will take place in a first come first served manner.
  • Registrations must be made on the day of the event.
  • Participants must sign release authorizing their images to be recorded and used for marketing purposes.

Guess the Raid:

  • The 2 Influencers will pre-select a Raid team.
  • They must use the same team through the entire activation.
  • Before each match, players must GUESS the final time of the raid.
  • If the player guesses correctly within 3 seconds of the final time, they will receive an additional prize.
  • Every participant or person waiting in line will receive at least one basic reward.

RTA An Influencer:

  • Players will chose right there which influencer they will RTA against.
  • A Goodwill Room will be created for each day of the vent.
  • The Goodwill Room PW will be shared with the players at the day of the event.
  • The influencer MUST select a team equivalent to the player’s selection.
  • Each battle will be capped to 5 minutes.

Playmind Debuts The InnerFriend at PAX East 2018

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PLAYMIND will be in attendance at PAX East 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) from April 5 – April 8, 2018 with an exclusive two-part demo of The InnerFriend. Attendees can go hands-on with the game and conquer their fears in Booth #17115.

Independent game developer and interactive digital media studio PLAYMIND is excited to reveal today their premier psychological horror The InnerFriend, announced for release on Windows PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One this September. The InnerFriend unlocks the doorway to the subconscious, inviting players to conquer their childhood fears in an emotional and narrative-driven experience to save the child within from nightmares come to life. Unlike traditional horror games, The InnerFriend relies on atmosphere to create tension and tells a unique story about seeing the world through the eyes of an innocent child.

The InnerFriend is a surrealist representation of memories and fears inspired by the works of psychologist Carl Jung, the concept of katabasis — the descent into one’s own self, 80s horror pop culture staples such as Poltergeist and the filmography of Stanley Kubrick. The game explores complex emotional themes and the childhood psychology surrounding coping mechanisms to overcome traumatic experiences. The InnerFriend’s lead designer and writer Sabrina Calvo is an award-winning author and child educator.

Led by a mysterious Shadow, journey through a surreal world inspired by the psychology of childhood fears like the fear of abandonment and the fear of hospitals, which manifest themselves as nightmares. Dive into a subconscious universe to relive the Shadow’s childhood memories, collecting various artifacts to bring back to the Bedroom and slowly rebuilding it as a protective safe haven. As you journey deeper into the subconscious, the gruesome materialized beings that inhabit this world draw ever closer as they fight to protect their very existence – imagined, yet quite powerfully manifested. Can you save the inner child and decipher the mystery?

“The idea for The InnerFriend has been in my head for decades now so I’m thrilled to see it finally coming to life,” said Emmanuel Sévigny, founder of PLAYMIND. “Although we’ve all had very different pasts and childhoods, our experiences — particularly our fears and nightmares — are actually quite similar in a way. I’m eager to see how The InnerFriend will resonate with people from different backgrounds once they finally get a chance to check out the game for themselves.”

The InnerFriend features a rich and abstract visual environment supported by an immersive ambient soundscape and a cinematic soundtrack that enhances immersion and storytelling. Movement, imagery and music are the main ways for the player to interact with the Shadow, their guide throughout the descent into the uncharted parts of the subconscious mind. There are many obstacles and puzzles to solve, themed after childhood games but made far more sinister.

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