StarCraft: Remastered LAN Party Pizza Contest

Who remembers the days of cramming you and your close friends into a tiny living room, hooking up your PC’s with a complex series of switches, routers, and cables and pounding endless amounts of pizza so that you can power through your epic LAN parties of StarCraft? <raises hand>

To help celebrate the launch of StarCraft: Remastered, we want help bring back this feeling of comradery and accomplishment by sending pizzas to YOUR LAN PARTY.

So How Do I Get Pizza?

Snap a photo of your StarCraft LAN party, and post it on Twitter with a hashtag, “StarCraftMePizza.” That is all on your end.

From here, we will find you, and contact you via direct message to get your information including address. Don’t ignore in-coming transmissions from us.

*Please keep in mind though, we have limited minerals and gases, and we will have to select only several bases to send our pizza dropship. Party will run on August 14, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. PDT to 9:00 p.m. PDT. Please check out the official rules here.

The weekend is here Tumblr! Reblog, tag your friends, and tell…

The weekend is here Tumblr! Reblog, tag your friends, and tell us who is on your Ginyu Force. 

Click here to follow Bandai Namco on Facebook for more updates on Dragon Ball XenoVerse & FighterZ

LawBreakers Tips

LawBreakers is Boss Key Productions’ first step into the high-speed gaming arena, and with Cliff Bleszinski manning the helm, LawBreakers has leaped into the air and kicked everything else in the face!

As far as fast-paced games go, LawBreakers is one of the speediest, with characters screaming around the map or flying through the air in zero-gravity. Before you dive into your first anomaly area, take a moment to read through our LawBreakers tips to help you walk away with more kills!

Play Every Character

Part of knowing how to get better at LawBreakers is understanding every character – even the ones your opponents are playing. Before you dive into your first real match (although trial by fire is an excellent way to learn), take a few moments in the training section to play each character.

Every character has its own strengths and weaknesses, and by learning these, you’ll be able to recognize what an enemy player is doing, or what they might do in response to your own attacks.

Listen For Supers

Another huge element of LawBreakers are the sounds. Whether it’s the announcer letting you know the objective is under threat or a Super is being cast, keeping an ear out for the audio cues in LawBreakers is going to keep you alive longer.

Whenever a character activates their super, listen for their call or the sounds they make. This can be the difference between life and death, as there’s nothing worse than running directly into Harrier’s devastating Convergence super.

One of the best ways to hear the audio cues is to obviously have a kickass headset. The Turtle Beach Elite Pro, with the Tactical Audio Controller, go hand-in-hand to ensure you never miss a beat. Your opponents will straight-up think you’re cheating when you get the jump on them because you can hear their freakin’ footsteps as they approach. There’s nothing quite like people mistaking your raw skill for hacks.

Know the Maps

This LawBreakers tip is one that will take its own time: know the maps. It can be tough at first, navigating your way around the many maps in LawBreakers, but after enough games, the general layout will become clear.

Once you get your footing with each stage, begin looking a bit deeper. You’ll find that each map has its own ebb and flow, as well as certain lines-of-sight where you can nail someone as they come around a corner or give you a good angle on an objective.

Another advantage of knowing the maps in LawBreakers is that it allows you to quickly and easily transition from one area to another. If you know how high a ledge is, you will be able to begin your jump at the correct time, or shift from the zero-g zone, into another objective, and around a corner without stuttering to a halt.

Practice Your Kit

In order to improve at LawBreakers you must know your character’s kit inside and out. A character’s kit is its abilities, but it’s also more than that. A kit is how each ability interacts with one another, and how combos can be linked together to enhance your damage output or combat efficiency.

Shooting Gunslinger’s guns before throwing his Tac-Knife into a combat-heavy area will let the enemies know where you are, but when done the other way around, you gain the advantage. The same goes with Harrier’s Laser Tag – tag your enemy before using the rest of your abilities to increase your damage potential.

Take the time during battles to figure out the best way to string together your attacks and abilities. This can be further improved by working with your teammates to see which abilities should be used first, and in what order.

Keep Moving

Arguably the most important LawBreakers tip is to keep moving! LawBreakers is incredibly fast, coupling high speed and bunny-hopping, with zero-g areas where your velocity increases, so it’s important to use all of these as much as possible to avoid getting stuck walking around.

Characters like Titan can use their rocket launcher to further increase their speed by firing at the ground as they sprint along and then jumping as the blast occurs to literally rocket jump around the map. While it does deal a little bit of damage, it is incredibly useful when you need to get to the objective quickly! Then there’s Assassin, with its super fast Dash ability. With three charges, you can very easily become a menace for your enemies as you literally dash around their attacks.

The other benefit of continually moving is that it prevents enemy players from landing easy headshots. A moving target is hard to hit – a target sprinting around, jumping into the air, and dashing about is next to impossible to hit, let alone kill.

LawBreakers is fresh out of the gates and kicking up a storm. Keep this tips in mind and you’ll find that your kill count will go up and up! What LawBreakers tips would you give to new players?

This Week on Xbox: August 11

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show below above featuring the one and only Major Nelson. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Latest Xbox Update Releases to Insiders Starting Today
It’s an exciting day at Team Xbox as Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Ring will get a first look at the latest Xbox update. This release is the next major update for gaming on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and is designed to make the Xbox gaming experience more fun, personalized, and social than ever… Read more

Spotify Comes to Xbox One
Whether you’re battling hordes of enemies, scoring the winning goal or just enjoying the scenic routes of your favorite open world game, the greatest gaming experiences all have one thing in common – a majestic soundtrack. The perfect soundtrack can take you back to reminisce about moments of gaming triumph… Read more

Explore Your Favorite Car in Stunning Detail in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage
Welcome to week four of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, where we are well on our way to revealing the more than 700+ vehicles that will be a part of Forza Motorsport 7 at launch. With hundreds of cars to race, customize, and explore, this week we’re focusing on the “exploration” part of the game… Read more

Watch the Gears Esports Offseason Finale on Mixer this Wednesday
On July 26th, Mixer and The Coalition launched the first ever Mixer-exclusive reality series, Gears Esports Offseason. The series consists of four episodes, three of which have already aired, with the final episode set to air this Wednesday, August 9th at 5pm PT/8pm EST/12am GMT on Mixer.com/ChannelOne… Read more

Minecraft Promo Hero Image

Create, Explore, and Survive with the Minecraft Licensed Merchandise Bundle
In August at select retailers, buy the Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack for $29.99 and get Minecraft licensed merchandise at no additional cost! In Minecraft, create and explore your very own world where the only limit is what you can imagine — just be sure to build a shelter before night falls to keep yourself safe from monsters… Read more

Announcing Minecon Earth!
For the past few years we’ve hosted MINECONs throughout the world, and they’ve been great! We’re extremely proud of how our annual conference has evolved since the first one back in Las Vegas, and would like to thank every attendee for taking some time out to join us. But this year we’re switching it up… Read more

Join Xbox Academy at the Flagship Microsoft Store to Design and Create Your First Video Game
When you play video games enough to consider making one yourself, hands-on is the best way to learn. At Microsoft, we’re about inspiring creators, and to empower the next new wave of gaming creativity, Microsoft Store is excited to announce Xbox Academy is back – this time class is in session at the New York and Sydney flagship stores… Read more

Creating the Score of Life is Strange: Before the Storm
It’s now almost two months since we announced Life is Strange: Before the Storm on the Xbox stage at E3 2017, and we’re fast approaching Episode One’s release date on August 31. Thinking back to our announce brings fond memories of the sheer excitement our community and the Xbox conference crowd demonstrated… Read more

Xbox Insiders Hero Image

You Asked, We Listened: Fans Can Now Opt into the Xbox Insider Program
The Xbox Insider Program is growing, and with that growth comes exciting new opportunities. Alongside our continual efforts to hear all feedback shared by the Xbox Insider community, we’re now simplifying entry into the Xbox One Update Preview rings and partnering with 1st and 3rd party studios to provide Xbox Insiders… Read more

Play For Honor for Free August 10-13 with Xbox Live Gold
If you’ve been holding back from storming the battlefields of For Honor, now’s your chance to take up arms as a noble Knight, brutal Viking, or skillful Samurai this weekend on Xbox One. Beginning Thursday, August 10 at 12:01 a.m. PDT, Xbox Live Gold members can download For Honor from the Xbox Store for free… Read more

Hand of the Gods Hero Image

Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics Coming to Xbox One
I’ve got some great news for fans of Smite and even better news for those who love drawing cards, casting spells, and hardcore tactical gameplay on their Xbox One. I’m thrilled to announce that Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics, a divine blend of the action of collectible card games and the tactics of turn-based strategy games… Read more

Buy Once, Hoon Twice: Xbox Partners with Hoonigan and Ken Block to Bring New Forza Content
Xbox and the Forza franchise have teamed up with motorsport-lifestyle brand Hoonigan to bring some of the most iconic Hoonigan cars to Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3. Fans who pre-order Forza Motorsport 7 digitally will receive Hoonigan Car Packs for both games at no additional cost… Read more

Creators Collection Storefront

Indie Up! The First Wave of Creators Program Games Are Available Now
Back in March, we unveiled the Xbox Live Creators Program. Starting today, I’m excited to announce that any developer can directly publish their games to Xbox One and Windows 10. And, the first wave of games from the Creators Program are live right now for everyone on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs… Read more

Experience Battlefield 1 Now with EA Access
Experience the dawn of all-out war as you take to the front line of combat across the entire theater of World War I in Battlefield 1, now available for unlimited play in the EA Access Vault for just $4.99 per month. Battlefield 1’s explosive multiplayer action focuses on team play and unique combat roles on land, in the sky, and at sea… Read more

NBA Live Hero image

Become The One in NBA Live 18
NBA Live 18 is all about player control, taking place where skill meets style, a place inhabited by recently-announced cover athlete James Harden. With moves unmatched, a game that’s always on point, and an artistry and flair about everything he does, Harden is a unique player and individual… Read more

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
Getting Lost in Shape of the World Coming Soon to Xbox One
Experience Battlefield 1 Now with EA Access
Indie Up! The First Wave of Creators Program Games Are Available Now

The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/15/2017

The veteran developers at Housemarque are no strangers to arcade action. Following in the footsteps of Super Stardust HD, Dead Nation, Resogun, and Nex Machina, Matterfall takes the stage as the next explosive twin-stick shooter to arrive on PlayStation.

Fusing classic 2D platforming with dizzying bullet hell mechanics, Matterfall will push players to the limit. Avoid a sea of lethal Red Matter while harnessing Blue Matter to turn the environment into an ally. Experiment with a variety of weapons and abilities to best master the moment-to-moment action, and hunt for the top of the leaderboards.

For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation next week, read on. And enjoy The Drop.

The Drop

New Releases: Week of August 15, 2017
3D MiniGolf
PS4 — Digital

3D MiniGolf

Master an entertaining match on more than 54 challenging holes, 18 of which faithfully modelled after official courses in the real world.

Agents of Mayhem
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Agents of Mayhem

Agents of Mayhem is the latest open-world, third-person action game from the creators of the Saints Row franchise! Run a no-holds barred operation against a shadowy super-villain organization known only as LEGION and their mysterious leader, the Morningstar.

Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition
PS4 — Digital

Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines puts you in charge of a growing city — design, build, and manage the city of your dreams, from public services to civic policies, and challenge yourself to grow from a simple town to a bustling metropolitan hub.

Dark Mystery
PS4 — Digital

Dark Mystery

Dark Mystery is a fun, challenging puzzle platformer with 35 exciting levels. Find true love in the adventure of Dark Mystery!

Defenders of Ekron
PS4 — Digital

Defenders of Ekron

Defenders of Ekron mixes the classic action of a shmup and the exploration of an adventure game, including dungeons and a sci-fi experience.

Eliosi’s Hunt
PS4 — Digital

Eliosi's Hunt

Inspired by classic actions games like Metal Slug and Crash Bandicoot, Eliosi’s Hunt delivers smooth gameplay, beautifully crafted graphics, and cutting-edge technology.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II
PS4 — Digital

Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II

In the second part of the unfolding Van Helsing saga that could also be enjoyed independently, you can explore new corners of this unique world and experience the mix of old-school gothic and mad science, with more action, powerful foes, and plenty of stunning places to visit.

Matterfall
PS4 — Digital

Matterfall

Blast through explosive waves of contemporary arcade action in this rapid-fire twin stick shooter. As a hero-for-hire, survive high-intensity side-scrolling war zones in vertical cities overrun by mysterious “smart matter.”

Nidhogg 2
PS4 — Digital

Nidhogg 2

The wurm has returned and it must feed! Shed your garments and paint the walls with the flesh of your enemies, for only one can be worthy of sacrifice.

Night Trap – 25th Anniversary Edition
PS4 — Digital

Night Trap

Night Trap tells the story of five teenage girls spending the weekend at the Martin home. As a member of the Special Control Attack Team, your job is to monitor the home and protect the girls using an intricate system of cameras and traps as it is being invaded by vampires.

Observer
PS4 — Digital

Observer

What would you do if your fears were hacked? The year is 2084. You are Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds.

Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
PS VR — Digital

Paranormal Activity: Lost Soul

Engineered from conception for VR, The Lost Soul immerses you in a terrifying realistic environment with haunting atmosphere, and the need to survive. With very limited guidance, your free-movement enables you to discover the secrets that lie in this house of horror.

The Pillars of the Earth
PS4 — Digital

Pillars of the Earth

Based on Ken Follett’s world-bestseller, The Pillars of the Earth retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new way. Play as Jack, Aliena, and Philip and change the events of the book through exploration, decision-making and dialogues.

Sonic Mania
PS4 — Digital

Sonic Mania

Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60 frames per second with stunning HD retro-style graphics.

Sudden Strike 4
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Sudden Strike 4

Sudden Strike is back! The beloved RTS series returns, this time with bigger battlefields, more units, better graphics, new scenarios, and legendary commanders.

Tokyo 42
PS4 — Digital

Tokyo 42

Tokyo 42 is a hyper-stylish isometric open-world shooter. Framed for a murder you didn’t commit, you’ll delve into a world of assassins, deadly corporate intrigue, and… tactical cats.

Undertale
PS4, PS Vita — Digital

Undertale

The PC classic Undertale comes to PS4! Explore a rich RPG world full of strange and delightful characters where violence isn’t the only answer. Dance with a slime, pet a dog, whisper your favorite secret to a knight… or ignore all of that and rain destruction upon your foes. The choices are yours — but are you determined enough to prevail?

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
PS4 — Digital, Retail (8/18)

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma features diabolic new puzzles and fully animated story sections that push the boundaries of interactive storytelling! Newcomers and familiar faces round out a robust cast of characters while English and Japanese voice over options flesh out the narrative.

PlayStation Music Logo

  • Avicii – Avicii 01
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Hinder – The Reign

PlayStation Video Logo

  • DCU: Batman and Harley Quinn
  • Baywatch Extended + Theatrical
  • The Lion King (Remastered)

PlayStation Vue Logo

  • The Chris Gethard Show- August 17 at 11/10c (truTV)
  • Episodes- August 20 at 10/9c (Showtime)
  • The Last Ship- August 20 at 9/8c (TNT)

The information above is subject to change without notice.

Logitech Acquires ASTRO Gaming

Dateline City:
NEWARK, Calif. & LAUSANNE, Switzerland

NEWARK, Calif. & LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Logitech
International
(SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced that it has
closed its acquisition of ASTRO
Gaming
, a leading console gaming brand with a history of producing
award-winning headsets for professional gamers and enthusiasts. Logitech
first announced its agreement to acquire ASTRO in
July 2017
, as the Company invests in an adjacent gaming market — the
console gaming market.

About Logitech

Language:
English

Contact:

Logitech International
Ben Lu
Investor Relations – USA and Europe
+1 510-713-5568
or
Jessica Monney
Corporate Communications – USA
+1 510-713-5830
or
Ben Starkie
Corporate Communications – Europe
+41 (0) 79-292-3499

Ticker Slug:
Ticker:
LOGN

Exchange:
SWX

Ticker:
LOGI

Exchange:
NASDAQ

read more