In Celebration of the 100 Thieves 5-Year Anniversary, Higround Announces Killer Lineup of Events – Investing News Network
Higround unveils a brand new, limited-edition 100 Thieves collection and signs gaming icon Kyedae to its Board of Creators. This will be the first drop to feature Higround's new flagship gaming keyboard the Summit 65 Founder's Edition.
Higround, a lifestyle and gaming peripheral brand, today announced its second collaboration with its parent company 100 Thieves, a global lifestyle and gaming brand, in celebration of 100 Thieves' five year anniversary. This new collaboration features Higround's first luxury keyboard, and a partnership with female gaming icon and livestreamer, Kyedae Shymko. The capsule is available for purchase and pre-order on November 18th on Higround's website .
The collection is entitled the Mercury Capsule: a nod to Higround's unpredictable and exciting designs, and a cheeky nod toward the element mercury (whose chemical symbol is HG). A continuation of the initial 100 Thieves x Higround collaboration, this collection tells the story of perseverance, growth, and innovation. The Mercury Capsule is an updated, upgraded version borne from the feedback received from the first 100 Thieves collaboration.
Alongside the newest collection, Higround is thrilled to announce that Kyedae Shymko, a Japanese-Canadian Twitch streamer with a cross-platform following of over 3 million. Chosen for her style and her prominent voice within the gaming community, Kyedae will join Higround's first creator, Timmy "iiTzTimmy" An, as the second member of Higround's Board of Creators. Together, they will provide their unique perspectives into the creation of future products and partner with Higround on future initiatives. Her announcement coincides with the newest Higround collection in a celebration of parent company 100 Thieves.
The Mercury Capsule features four unique keyboards, one mousepad, two keycap sets, apparel, and a multi-functional bag with dedicated pouches for computer peripherals. The PBT dye-sub keycaps feature an extension of the original mountain range featured on the keyboards of the first collaboration, while also presenting a map leading to and alluding to the past of Higround's origin. Two of the four keyboards feature Higround's customary 65% form with the reintegration of Higround's co-designed switches with TTC called White Flames. All of the keyboards feature dual-dampening material, an OEM profile, and hot-swappable PCB's. The similarities stop there. This collection also introduces a keyboard meant to last.
Named after Higround's mountain motifs, the Summit 65 Founder's Edition keyboard is the pièce de résistance of the Mercury Capsule. The Founder's Edition is the first version of the Summit line and is priced at $290 . The keyboard features a solid CNC aluminum frame, which increases the heft and weight of the board, creating a more stable feel. Within the frame are also Summit 65-exclusive features RGB side panels, and a brass medallion with Higround's mountain logo on the back of the board.
Beneath each of Higround's uniquely designed and printed PBT dye-sub keycaps is a switch designed and created by Higround—a first for the company—called the Geo Switch. Paired with a gasket-mounted design, screw-in Durock V2 stabilizers, and south-facing LED lighting the Summit 65 is the luxury keyboard of every collector's dreams.
The unveiling of Higround's partnership with Kyedae and the Mercury Capsule will be on November 16th and can be watched on Kyedae's Twitch channel, the 100 Thieves Twitch channel, and other video-viewing platforms. The Mercury Capsule will be available for sale and the Summit 65 keyboards will be available on Higround's website on November 18th at 9 AM PT .
Higround is a lifestyle and computer peripheral brand that seeks to be the expression of elevated gaming culture. Founded by Rustin Sotoodeh and Kha Lu , Higround creates high-quality peripherals with unique designs that call back to the overarching cultures of fashion, gaming, and technology. Each capsule features a unique collection of items that add personality to computer setups that are known to sell out in an instant. The brand is widely known for collaborations with famed brands such as Attack on Titan, SEGA, and Beats by Dre. In 2021 the brand was acquired by esports giant, 100 Thieves.
100 Thieves is the premier lifestyle gaming brand. Based in Los Angeles , the company was founded by former Call of Duty World Champion and YouTube superstar Matthew "Nadeshot" Haag. 100 Thieves has championship esports teams competing in League of Legends, Call of Duty, and VALORANT. The brand is recognized globally for its innovative apparel, including its recent collaboration with Gucci. 100 Thieves also produces massively popular YouTube and social content, created by its world-class gaming talent including Valkyrae, CourageJD, and BrookeAB. With over 100M fans worldwide in just three years, 100 Thieves is one of the fastest growing brands in global entertainment.
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East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (" ESGG " or the " Company "), Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, announced today the worldwide launch of The Office: Somehow We Manage on iOS and Android. The free-to-play idle game is inspired by NBC's critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning U.S. version of The Office which is now streaming exclusively on Peacock.
Watch the launch trailer here .
" The Office: Somehow We Manage offers players the chance to immerse themselves in iconic moments from the series and connect with their favorite characters like never before," said Darcy Taylor , Chief Executive Officer of ESGG. "Fans of The Office will absolutely feel the nostalgia through this new game."
" The Office: Somehow We Manage reimagines the cast as vibrant, animated characters for the first time, bringing a fresh new experience to The Office fans everywhere," said Jim Molinets , SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. "The game will transport players into well-known and hilarious episodes that have resonated with so many over the years and let them 'clock in' even more time with their favorite Dundler Mifflin employees."
The Office: Somehow We Manage will allow fans to relive memorable moments from the show like they've never seen them before – animated, all while tapping their way to record profits to save the Scranton Branch from downsizing. Featuring accessible gameplay for all types of players, this narrative idle tapper will give players the chance to unlock and upgrade iconic characters and their desks all the while participating in monthly special events for additional in-game rewards.
COLLECT ICONIC CHARACTERS IN GAME
Tap, upgrade, and build desks for favorite characters from the hit NBC comedy The Office , including Prison Mike, Farmer Dwight, Pretzel Day Stanley, and of course, Three Hole Punch Jim, all appearing in animated form for the first time.
RELIVE MEMORABLE EPISODES FROM THE OFFICE [U.S.]
Click through memorable episodes in this free-to-play game, like "The Dundies" and "Dinner Party." Take a seat in Michael's office, get in line for Pretzel Day, or spend the weekend at Schrute Farms. Oh, and watch out for Kevin's famous chili! Additional episodes from all nine seasons of the show will be added to the game on a regular basis.
In-game events will introduce new versions of characters and more memorable moments, along with weekly and monthly special events inspired by elements from the show.
EARN IN-GAME REWARDS TO KEEP THE BRANCH AFLOAT
Manage Dunder Mifflin Scranton with the help of the whole branch! Get new leads and tap away as the in-game rewards start rolling in. Just make sure Michael doesn't spend the surplus on a new plasma TV!
Players can now run the world's best mid-size regional paper company branch in The Office: Somehow We Manage , available now on iOS and Android.
Visual assets for the game, including key art and logos, can be found in the online press kit .
ABOUT EAST SIDE GAMES GROUP
East Side Games Group (formerly operating under the name "LEAF Mobile Inc.") is a leading free-to-play mobile game group, creating engaging games that produce enduring player loyalty. Our studio groups entrepreneurial culture is anchored in creativity, execution, and growth through licensing of our proprietary Game Kit software platform that enables professional game developers to greatly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of game creation in addition to organic growth through a diverse portfolio of original and licensed IP mobile games that include: Archer: Danger Phone, Bud Farm Idle Tycoon, Cheech & Chong Bud Farm , The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s, It's Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile and Trailer Park Boys Grea$y Money , RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar and T he Office: Somehow We Manage .
We are headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and our games are available worldwide on the App Store and Google Play. For further information, please visit: www.eastsidegamesgroup.com and join our online communities at LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram .
Additional information about the Company continues to be available under its legal name, LEAF Mobile Inc., at www.sedar.com .
ABOUT NBC'S THE OFFICE
Produced by Universal Television in association with Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille Productions, The Office is a groundbreaking mockumentary television series that follows the daily lives of the employees of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin, a fictional paper company. All nine seasons of the Emmy® Award-winning series are available exclusively on Peacock.
Peacock is NBCUniversal's streaming service. Peacock delivers a world-class slate of exclusive originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV shows, plus critically acclaimed films from the vaults of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and Hollywood's biggest studios. In addition, Peacock taps into NBCUniversal's unmatched ability to deliver a broad range of compelling topical content across news, sports, late-night, Spanish-language and reality. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL GAMES AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS
Universal's Games and Digital Platforms group leverages the vast portfolio of IP and characters from NBCUniversal. The Games and Digital Platforms group is a business unit of Universal Brand Development, which is chartered with globally expanding the company's intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. The company's extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation and NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. Universal Brand Development is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. www.universalbranddevelopment.com .
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which reflect the expectations of management regarding the proposed transactions described herein. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain expectations, estimates and assumptions which may prove to be incorrect. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including factors beyond the Company's control. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release.
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Consumer virtual reality (VR) will be worth $6.9bn in 2022, increasing to $20bn in 2027, according to Omdia's Consumer VR Headset and Content Revenue Forecast 2022-2027 . In the face of macroeconomic challenges, the market continues to expand, with 12.5 million headsets expected to be sold in 2022, and $1.6bn spent on VR content.
With 20 million cumulative Meta Quest headset sales projected by the end of 2022, Quest is the biggest VR ecosystem in the world and the leading VR content platform. Meta is dominating the VR market, with 76% of headset sales in 2022. Despite its best efforts however, mass adoption of VR remains long way off, with just 72 million headsets predicted in use by consumers in 2027 – in contrast to over 6 billion smartphones, nearly 3 billion PC households, and 250 million active gaming consoles.
"Having surmounted core hardware issues, VR is faced with the much bigger challenge of content. Engagement with existing headsets is patchy due to the limited flow of truly compelling VR experiences, hindering Meta's goal of building a self-sustaining VR ecosystem," commented George Jijiashvili, Principal Analyst in Omdia's Games team .
Games are the main reason people buy VR headsets, generating nearly 90% of VR content revenue today. Social VR apps such as Rec Room , VR Chat, and Meta's Horizon Worlds use games as their draw – it is clear games will be integral to the metaverse.
The launch of Sony PlayStation's VR2 (PSVR2) in 2023 will boost the market. Omdia expects 3.6 million PSVR2 headsets sales in two years – an attach rate of about 7% among PS5 owners. Although this won't expand the VR audience significantly, Sony's commitment should instill confidence in game companies to invest in the format.
Although Apple is strongly rumored to be preparing a headset, details remain elusive – Omdia has therefore not included it in this forecast. Depending on how Apple chooses to move into the Extended Reality (XR) space, it will play a major role defining the trajectory of the market.
Omdia, part of Informa Tech, is a technology research and advisory group. Our deep knowledge of tech markets combined with our actionable insights empower organizations to make smart growth decisions.
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EMU and Gen.G continue to collaborate on student programming and project-based internships, as well as celebrate two Gen.G Foundation Scholarship recipients
Global esports organization Gen.G and Eastern Michigan University announced the continuation of their partnership to prepare the next generation of leaders in the esports industry. After a successful summer tournament, EMU and Gen.G have welcomed back EMU Eagles to Ypsilanti with a series of campus kickoff events, the introduction of project-based internships, and the initiation of two Gen.G Foundation Scholarship recipients.
"Gen.G could not be more excited to continue expanding our programming with EMU," said Arnold Hur , CEO for Gen.G. "EMU has been our trusted partner as we look to enrich the academic experiences for student athletes studying and working hard to have an impact on the future of the esports and gaming industry."
The start of the 2022-2023 academic year at EMU marks the second year of Eagles Gaming Club and Gen.G supporting student gaming on EMU's campus. Students can expect carefully curated events, built by the students and supported by the two organizations. Additionally, there will be support for student athletes recognized by EMU Esports who will begin traveling to tournaments, competing virtually and representing EMU nationally in new jerseys showcasing their Eagle pride.
EMU and Gen.G will also look to commit to producing more events like the Summer Showdown throughout the year. In July 2022 , the Summer Showdown tournament featured teams of students from eight local high schools and universities. The tournament ended with four gaming titles earned at in-person competitions hosted at the EMU REC/IM Center. The winning teams included University of Michigan-Flint for Rocket League, Michigan State University for VALORANT, and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor for League of Legends. The Summer Showdown cements EMU's position as a regional hub for gaming programming, building off of the success of Midwest Madness. Students in the region can expect additional similar tournaments throughout the school year.
The EMU REC/IM Center website will feature a redesigned gaming section, and students can check out upcoming gaming activities at this link . All events will be open to the public for general attendees and community members when possible.
"These are exciting upgrades for varsity support of student athletes at EMU, and we're so glad to see our partnership with Gen.G enhancing experiences for Eagles Gaming Club," said Justin Jett , Director of the EMU REC/IM Center. "The increased support for student athletes will be instrumental in building out the flourishing gaming community at EMU."
In September, Gen.G announced two EMU students had been selected as recipients of the Gen.G Foundation Scholarship: Je'Naiya TimsIyad and Iyad Khattab . Each recipient received $10,000 to subsidize their tuition for this academic year and will have access to exclusive career and mentorship programming as members of the new scholarship class. Suho Chang , a student from the Gen.G Global Academy in Seoul will join Timslyad and Khattab as a student at EMU.
Now in its third year, the Gen.G Foundation Scholarship focuses on supporting women, people of color and low income students enrolled in a U.S. university or college who are interested in gaming, esports, entrepreneurship, journalism or content creation.
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Veteran Games Industry Executive Sheloman Byrd to scale diverse high-performing teams at Streamline
Streamline Media Group (Streamline), a video game and metaverse development company today, welcomed Sheloman Byrd as their new Chief Operations Officer.
Byrd recently left Warner Bros. Discovery after three years, where he led external development as Executive Producer. His most recent title, MultiVersus , debuted earlier this year as the most-played PC fighting game ever with over 20 million players. Before this, Byrd spent nine years at Tencent driving business development and strategy for the US & European PC/Console market, working with key partners like Epic Games (Fortnite), Psyonix (Rocket League), and Ember Lab (Kena: Bridge of Spirits).
"Anyone who's worked with me knows how much I love games, from production and design to marketing and business development. It's a passion that is continued for nearly twenty years with no end in sight, " says Sheloman Byrd, COO, Streamline Media Group. "It's an exciting time overall, with over 3 billion global gamers and more playing every day. With this new role at Streamline, we'll scale our success and expand our capabilities to drive the next wave of interactive experiences—ones that take diversity, high quality, and authenticity into account from the start."
Since 2001, Streamline has serviced international developers, publishers, and brands, including Genvid , Balenciaga , Capcom , and Microsoft from production studios in Southeast Asia , Japan , and The Americas. As an active member of the games and tech global industry for over twenty years, Streamline has always committed to driving meaningful change through diversity, inclusion, and accessibility for emerging markets and social and economic minorities.
"Streamline is transforming entertainment and global industries through video game technology and craft," added Alexander Fernandez , CEO, and Co-Founder of Streamline. "I'm excited to have Sheloman join us at this incredible moment of growth as we continue building talented teams' representative of the world as it is."
Byrd joins Fernandez, CEO, and Bo Kjægaard-Jensen , CFO, in the C-Suite. As COO, Byrd will lead production and development, expand capabilities and capacity to include new segments beyond gaming and the growing demand for video game technology expertise.
You can visit the Streamline website to learn more about Streamline and its diverse leadership team delivering video games and metaverse solutions.
See the Streamline Careers page for on-site and remote career opportunities at any of their studios.
Streamline Media Group is a global video games, interactive digital assets, and metaverse development company. It develops original games and tech IP through its USA , Malaysia , and Colombia production studios. It provides creative and technical services for international game developers, publishers, and brands, including Epic Games, Balenciaga, Capcom, and Microsoft.
As a member of the DSCI (Digital Supply Chain Institute), CGE (Center for Global Enterprise), Allyship Chair of WIGI (Women In Games International), and supporter of HITEC (Hispanics in Tech), Streamline is committed to driving meaningful change through diversity, inclusion, and accessibility within the games and tech industry.
Streamline believes that every person has the power to change their world, and they are doing everything in their power to give creators, developers, and builders a chance. Streamline connects global cultures by building bridges to the next two billion people through video game technology, methodology, and opportunity. Streamline's mission is to create social economic impact to build a future for everyone.
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56% of survey respondents agree the passing of video game enjoyment from older to younger generations is a great tradition
The holiday season is a time filled with togetherness, joy and gift-giving, and this year, you can add gaming to that list! A new global survey, conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Xbox, suggests that families are using video games to better connect during the holidays across the globe and across generations. Among survey respondents who said they plan to play video games during the holidays, 38% ranked video games as one of their top five family activities.
Not just a pastime for teens anymore, family-friendly games like Minecraft and Forza Horizon 5 accounted for more than 50% of games played during the holidays in 2021, an increase over the last 2 years [Internal Xbox Live data from November 2020 – January 2022 ].
The research also suggests gaming is helping create more intergenerational connections during the holiday season, for example:
In addition to bringing people together during the holidays, survey findings suggest gaming's fantastical virtual worlds provide a much-needed escape from real-world pressures to help people relax. Of the survey respondents who play video games 54% turn to video games to relieve stress, compared to other activities such as social media scrolling (46%), reading a book (45%) exercising (42%) and self-care activities (33%).
This embrace of gaming among families during the holidays also represents a new era of gift-giving. Among the survey respondents who say they are planning to celebrate the holidays and give gifts, 30% say they prefer to give gifts the whole family can enjoy. Jimmy O. Yang , actor, comedian and frequent gamer is partnering with Xbox this holiday season to help amplify great holiday games and deals the whole family can enjoy, including our exclusive Xbox Series S Gilded Hunter bundle . "I grew up playing video games with my family, so I was excited to partner with Xbox this holiday season," said Yang. "I love keeping up with my friends and family across the world by playing video games, especially while I'm on tour and during the busy holidays. Plus, it keeps me humble to know that my nephew can probably crush me at Fortnite!"
Gaming is a gift that can be shared between generations. With 71% of survey respondents agreeing that the variety of video games available means that everyone in the family – from kids to grandparents – can play, Xbox is thrilled to be celebrating milestone game anniversaries this holiday season, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator (40-year franchise), Age of Empires (25-year franchise), Forza Horizon (10 year franchise) and more celebratory anniversaries . Offering these games, and many more on Xbox Game Pass is a meaningful way to instill nostalgia and shared memories into family gatherings this holiday season.
As families and young people continue to reinvent what the holidays look like for them, Xbox is proud to be a part of it. For more information on the best products and services to celebrate the holidays this year, be sure to check out Microsoft Store's holiday gift guide and top Black Friday and Cyber Week savings . Shoppers can also browse current PC gaming deals here or visit our Black Friday Hub . For a more seamless experience, gift-givers can also set up a free online appointment with a Microsoft product expert to learn how to set up a new device like an Xbox Series S or subscription like Xbox Game Pass or PC Game Pass so it's ready to play from the start.
To learn more about the how Xbox connect families during the holiday season, visit Xbox Wire . [ https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2022/11/17/new-global-survey-families-connect-through-gaming-this-holiday/ ].
Microsoft commissioned YouGov to conduct a nationally representative survey of the age 13+ online population in each of 6 markets: United States , United Kingdom , Australia , Brazil , Germany , and Mexico . The survey focused on understanding consumer behaviors and perceptions around video gaming as it relates to other activities and traditions around the holidays. Final sample sizes were: n=1,404 in the United States , n=1,336 in the United Kingdom , n=1,254 in Australia , n=1,256 in Brazil , n=1,254 in Germany , and n=1,267 in Mexico.
Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
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Innovative virtual sports metaverse taps Scuti as their rewarded gCommerce platform
Scuti, the pioneering rewarded gCommerce marketplace, is excited to announce that SimWin Sports will join its rewards and advertising network, acquiring and rewarding players for this innovative new sports Metaverse. SimWin Sports is the first virtual league that will allow fantasy sports players and esports fans to watch, predict, collect, play, and earn from their teams 247.
The addition of SimWin to the Scuti network will expand the addressable audience that Scuti offers brands to over 20 million monthly users.
SimWin is launching a league of 32 American football teams (followed by basketball, soccer, and other sports) that meld fantasy football, esports, and virtual player ownership into the metaverse. SimWin's virtual sports teams are owned by sports and entertainment legends, including Magic Johnson, Jerry Rice , Marshall Faulk , Mike Singletary , Tracy McGrady , Penny Hardaway , LaMelo Ball, Dr. Jen Welter , Suzanne de Passe , Nick Carter , and more. Users can join the action as virtual sports agents by training, trading, and selling virtual players, hoping to make it to the big leagues with the potential to earn based on performance.
Scuti will integrate its rewarded gCommerce platform into the SimWin experience, allowing brands and sponsors the ability to sell their physical and digital goods directly to players in this living Web3 platform. With every purchase, players are rewarded with Scuti$ Rewards, which can be redeemed for SimWin tokens, or used to buy additional goods from the Scuti Marketplace.
"We know the modern sports fan is as sophisticated as SimWin's sports Metaverse," said David Ortiz , Founder and CEO of SimWin Sports. "Fans are passionate about sports and they want On-Demand access, 24/7-365. But they also celebrate their fandom through video games, fantasy sports, sports betting, lifestyle apparel, collecting physical and digital memorabilia, and more. Scuti's innovative rewards marketplace allows us to pull those elements into our Metaverse, making it a hub for all of their interests."
Scuti's rewarded marketplace will provide players with a gCommerce platform that provides users with universal rewards. Scuti can be accessed from any video game or virtual experience. Players earn rewards by shopping, leveling up, watching videos, or attending eSports events. Scuti helps vendors sell directly to players without disrupting their gameplay and enhances it with rewards they can use to make in-app purchases. Scuti benefits all parties with the perfect trifecta, rewarding and retaining players, generating accretive revenues for game makers, and providing brands with a direct new sales and marketing channel.
"This is the holy grail for brands looking to reach sports, esports, and gaming fans and future-proof their businesses with a Web3.0 program through Scuti and SimWin," said Nicholas Longano , CEO and Founder of Scuti. "SimWin allows brands lifestyle access to a huge and engaged audience, and with the addition of Scuti, that mass awareness and intent created by SimWin can result in a seamless sale which rewards the player and enhances their game experience."
ABOUT SIMWIN SPORTS
SimWin Sports is the world's first digital sports league that provides players, esports fans, and sports bettors the ability to watch, play, predict and collect. It offers daily and season-long fantasy tournaments, where fans can engage by collecting, trading, and managing player NFTs. SimWin Sports, a minority-owned business, is also the first entity in the world to sell professional sports franchises as NFTs, owned by some of the biggest celebrities, athletes, and influencers in the world. Learn more at simwinsports.com , and follow us on all social platforms at @simwinsports .
Scuti is the pioneer in rewarded gCommerce, accessed through video games and metaverses connected to the Scuti Network. Scuti's marketplace provides players direct access to curated products, promotional offers, and exciting rewards, which can be redeemed for in-game virtual items, exchanged for native currency, or to purchase any physical goods in the Scuti catalog.
Scuti was built by video game industry veterans from Blizzard, Epic, Zynga, EA and Microsoft Games Studio and is a portfolio company of Fasanara Capital group investment house. Fasanara Capital is a boutique alternative asset manager offering access to various inventive multi-asset capacity-constrained niche products. The fund manages approximately $3.0 billion in assets. For more information, visit: https://www.scuti.games.
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Gamers can claim Hero's Hour, a strategy-based RPG developed by Benjamin Hauer for free from GX.games during November, while idle game Leaf Blower Revolution will also be dropping on the platform this month. GX.games is announcing the "Monthly Drop" a new initiative to deliver new indie games to its audience each month that are free to play on GX.games, the only browser tailor-made for gamers.
OSLO, Norway , Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — During November, GX.games – the platform where creators and developers meet the 18 million strong audience of the gaming browser– will be adding two new games for users to download and play for free.
" Once again, GX.games is adding two awesome indie games to the platform next month for users to download and play for free. Both Hero's Hour and Leaf Blower Revolution have been hugely popular on other games platforms, which is why we're excited to bring them to Opera GX for free during November. We are also super excited to launch the new Monthly Drop initiative, " said Mattijs de Valk , VP Content Acquisition at Opera .
This month's first free game is Leaf Blower Revolution, an idle game developed by Humble North which received an Overwhelmingly Positive reaction on Steam and is available to download and play from today. With the leaves starting to fall and build up in your yard, it is down to you to grab your nuclear-powered leaf blowers and clear the leaves away – unlocking upgrades, earning achievements, and more.
The second free game coming to GX.games is Hero's Hour , a popular combat-based strategy RPG boasting over 100 hours of gameplay. In Hero's Hour, you take control of a hero on a quest to explore their world, build up their town, fight fast-paced battles, and amass an army capable of conquering any challenge.
Created by Danish developer Benjamin Hauer , Hero's Hour is the first game available through GX.games that will not only be free to claim and play, but users who claim the game during the 17th-23th November will be able to keep the game forever.
To ensure you get Hero's Hour for free, go to GX.games, click on the game, create an account, and press "claim it."
The new games are part of the new "Monthly Drop" by GX.games, an initiative that offers new indie games for free to the Opera GX audience each month. These games are free when accessed via both Opera and Opera GX.
But the fun doesn't stop there! Gamers hungry for additional high-quality free indie games can also still play many more free games on GX.games, like Last Horizon , Windmills , Textorcist , and Chronicon (only till 22/11).
Hero's Hour will be available to be claimed for free between Nov 17 and Nov 23, 2022 .
Download Opera GX today and let the fun begin https://gx.games .
About Opera GX
Since its inception in 2019, Opera GX has quickly become the browser of choice for millions of gamers seeking a more custom internet experience. Along with countless customization options including color themes, sound effects, background music, and a gaming-inspired design, GX includes CPU, RAM and Network Bandwidth limiters that make the browser less resource-hungry and leave more of the computer's resources for gaming. The browser also includes a Hot Tabs Killer feature, which lets users "kill" the most resource-draining tabs and GX Cleaner to purge those old unwanted files.
Opera is a global web innovator. Opera's browsers, news products and fintech solutions are the trusted choice of hundreds of millions people worldwide. Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange ( OPRA ).
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