Turtle Beach June 2017 Recap

Turtle Beach June 2017 announcement recap.

We like to keep ourselves busy here at Turtle Beach. Whether it’s designing and releasing the kickass FLYTE Backpack or getting behind and supporting amazing esports teams like Astralis, we always have something on the go.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Turtle Beach community as we’ve made some pretty big announcements recently! For those that aren’t up to speed on the latest happenings, we’ve got you covered. Check out what we’ve been up to!

Astralis Partnership

As mentioned above, we’ve formed an amazing partnership with Astralis, a worldwide phenomenon in the competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene. Astralis continues to prove time and time again that they are a force to be reckoned with, and now, with our recently announced Elite Pro – PC Edition, they’ll have yet another edge on their competition.

This is a multi-year partnership, where Astralis will not only be rocking our sick new Elite Pro – PC Edition, but will be a driving force behind future Turtle Beach product development to ensure we continue to bring gamers the cutting edge in audio technology. Who better to assist us in making world class competitive headsets than a world class eSports team?

Splyce Partnership

We love making friends and we’re thrilled to announced that Turtle Beach has signed a partnership with Splyce, bringing them the best audio technology for their console-based teams. Splyce has some of the best teams in the world playing some of the greatest console games in the world such as Call of Duty, Gears of War, and Halo. The next time you see Splyce at an eSports event, they’ll be rocking our Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset and utilizing the Tactical Audio Controller to further their competition standing.

Stealth 700 & 600

Stealth 700 for Xbox One revealed by Turtle Beach at E3 2017.

Speaking of amazing headsets, we’ve recently revealed our amazing new line of Stealth headsets, now in wireless form! That’s right, no longer are you confined by the limitations of a cable, with the Stealth 700 & 600 series, you’ll have ultimate freedom when it comes to comfort and audio quality.

Not only are these bad boys wireless, but they’re fully equipped with Superhuman Hearing, letting you hear the most minute details in every game – from footsteps to the clinking of bullet casings. Plus, the Stealth 700 & 600 will be utilizing Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless technology to connect directly to your Xbox console – no more dongle!

New Influencers

Our Turtle Beach family has grown over the past couple of months as we’ve brought on board two fantastic Twitch Influencers. First up we have DrDisRespect, the unstoppable gaming athlete himself, who will be decked out with some sweet Turtle Beach swag. Then we have MissesMae, a full-time streamer with a variety of games up her sleeves! She’ll be getting an edge over her enemies in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with our Elite Pro Tournament headset and the new wireless Stealth series.

Mae and OpTic Di3sel experiencing the Stealth 600 for Xbox One.

Exciting times are around us here at Turtle Beach, and we’re stoked to be able to share it with everyone! Now, let’s get back into the game.

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Crash Bandicoot – Remastered Crate-Smashing Fun

Remember back in 1996 when times were simpler, Summer was longer, and soda tasted better? We do, and part of this allure of an old decade is thanks to one of the best games ever released on the original PlayStation: Crash Bandicoot.

Every gamer worth their salt either played Crash Bandicoot or wanted desperately to get their hands on a PS (or PSone) so they could own a copy. For a lot of gamers, it was one of their first entries into the incredibly challenging platformer genre. Taking control of Crash and progressing through levels that made you want to rage quit was a rite of passage.

Part of the appeal of Crash Bandicoot was the struggle in trying to perfect a level. Collecting every single crate without losing a life and being rewarded with a Gem was one of the most rewarding moments for a gamer. You had to know where the TNT boxes were, how you could progress through a level without taking damage, where to collect the power-ups – you ended up calculating your approach!

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy offers gamers a chance to relive their old memoriesThen in 1997, Naughty Dog struck gold once more with Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. This title took what they learnt in the first game, and added so much more. They tightened up the controls, improved the graphics, and made it easier to get into, but harder to perfect.

It’s so rare for a sequel to live up to its predecessor, but Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back managed to do the impossible. Even the story of Crash Bandicoot 2 was awesome – trying to help your old nemesis save the world (even though we now know his true intentions).

Proving that good things come in threes, Naughty Dog released a third Crash Bandicoot title called, Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Somehow, the legends over at Naughty Dog managed to take their game that was chock-full of Australian creatures, and continue the tradition of making it even better.

Crash Bandicoot: Warped was yet another step up in quality, even going so far as to outsell the other two titles in Japan. This third title in the series was really starting to push the limits of the old PlayStation 1, and showed gamers what they should expect developers to deliver.

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy is just as hard as gamers remember.Not only were the visuals sharp and detailed, the music was unforgettable. As you were blazing through a level, nothing got your heart racing faster than the sick drumbeats after becoming invincible. For a lot of gamers, this was arguably the pinnacle of the Crash Bandicoot series, a franchise which continued to improve year after year.

And now, in 2017, gamers who yearned for the old days have gotten their hands on one of the most surprising games of this year: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a collection of the first three Crash Bandicoot titles, wonderfully remastered for PlayStation 4.

This collection of Crash games gives those who played it before a chance to relive it (without the now-janky old graphics) and those who missed out, a chance to play it for the first time. We’re beyond amped to be able to dive back into Crash’s shoes and go spinning through a myriad of zany levels on a nostalgia trip.

But, what does this mean for Naughty Dog and the future of Crash? With the recent success of Yooka-Laylee, could we be seeing a resurgence of the old-school platformer? Activision published Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy while Vicarious Visions (the team working with Bungie on Destiny 2) is responsible for the development, so the duo – collectively – have a lot of experience and stake in large titles. We don’t want to get your hopes up (or our own hopes up!), but this certainly seems like the perfect time to bring back one of our favourite video game mascots. All we can do now is to try and collect all those gems again while we wait for an announcement!

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