CCP Games Partners with the University of Iceland to Offer Course Studying the Science of Friendship and Video Games

Online course is now available on edX.org and is accessible to anyone interested in studying how video games have created a new type of human connection

Reykjavík, Iceland – May 26, 2021 – CCP Games today announced Friendship Machine: Forming a New Type of Human Connection, an online course featuring its player-driven spacefaring MMO, EVE Online. Created in partnership with the University of Iceland, the course explores “The Friendship Machine,” or the science behind how people forge meaningful relationships and how video games have created a new type of human connection. The course is now available on edX.org and includes the first three weeks free for anyone who would like to register. Unlimited access, including the final quiz and course certificate, is available for $50 USD / €40.91 EURO / £35.19 GPB.

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Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife Now Available on SteamVR

Critically-acclaimed VR horror game can be purchased for a limited-time 10% discount on Steam, scatters 10 new collectables around the Barclay Mansion

STOCKHOLM — May 25, 2021 — Fast Travel Games has announced that Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife is now available on Steam for a suggested retail price of $29.99 USD / £24.99 GBP / €24.99 Euro. Now available on Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and SteamVR, owners of HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets can now experience the critically-acclaimed VR horror title for themselves. Until May 31, players can pick the game up on Steam at a 10% discount. The SteamVR launch comes alongside a free content update for all platforms, addressing bugs and adding 10 collectables players can find in the Barclay Mansion to dive deeper into Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife’s story.

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CATAN Studio Announces CATAN – 3D Edition

Immerse yourself in the world of CATAN as you trade, build and settle on a premium 3D board now  available for preorder with delivery expected in August.

Roseville, MN – May 25, 2021 Today, CATAN Studio and Asmodee announced the forthcoming release of CATAN – 3D Edition, a premium game that showcases the iconic CATAN game in all its three-dimensional glory. CATAN – 3D Edition can be preordered at CatanShop.com. The MSRP of CATAN – 3D Edition is $300 USD.

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EVE Online’s “Project Discovery” Wins Webby People’s Voice Award for Public Service, Activism, and Social Impact

Massively Multiplayer Online Science approaches half a billion classifications across all projects, proving video game communities are a valuable resource for scientific research at scale

Reykjavík, Iceland – May 18, 2021 – Today, CCP Games and Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS) are delighted to announce that Project Discovery is the People’s Voice Winner in the Games: Public Service, Activism, and Social Impact category of the 25th Annual Webby Awards in recognition for its contributions to COVID-19 research. MMOS also revealed that it has recorded close to half a billion classifications across all its projects in the last five years, including multiple iterations of Project Discovery.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Cuts into Puzzle & Dragons for the First Time as New Film Hits Theaters

Slow your breathing and use your head to protect those you care about the most

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – May 14, 2021 – Your time has come to aid and protect the weak so that they will become strong. Perfectly timed with the new film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, join the Demon Slayer Corps and face off against vicious, supernatural beings in a brand-new Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba collaboration for Puzzle & Dragons. Now through May 27, players can train alongside their favorite characters from the critically acclaimed manga.

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Rewards from Pokémon Masters EX Event Featuring Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon to be Based on Decisions by the Player Community

TOKYO—May 14, 2021—DeNA Co., Ltd., in partnership with The Pokémon Company, has announced Special Event Phase 2: Land and Sea Awaken, an in-game event in Pokémon Masters EX where the collective decisions of the player community will dictate the amount of rewards that will be distributed.

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Asmodee and Z-Man Games Reveal Pandemic: Hot Zone – Europe Now Available as a Free PDF Download and Arriving in Stores on July 9

The second title in the Pandemic: Hot Zone series, introduces “Hemisphere” rules for combined play with Pandemic: Hot Zone – North America

ROSEVILLE, MN — May 13, 2021 — Asmodee and Z-Man Games today officially announced Pandemic: Hot Zone – Europe, the next installment of the Pandemic: Hot Zone series, will hit store shelves on July 9 for a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD. Z-Man also revealed Pandemic: Hot Zone – Europe is now available on Z-Man’s website as a free PDF download, available to anyone who wants to play.

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Bionik Reveals Face Pad VR for Oculus Quest 2 and Mantis VR Headphones

Introducing the next generation of VR accessories designed around comfort and immersion, launching this Summer

LOS ANGELES – May 13, 2021 –  Bionik™, a leader in innovative video game accessories, announced today the Mantis™ VR and Face Pad VR. Mantis VR upgrades your headset’s built-in headphones, featuring a universal clip and cable assembly enabling compatibility with most popular VR platforms. The Face Pad VR is a hypoallergenic replacement face pad for Oculus Quest 2, designed to increase comfort while wearing the headset. Both accessories are slated to launch at select in-store and online retailers later this summer.

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