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The Hollywood-Based Marketing Agency Continues to Elevate and Expand its Team Across all Levels as It Enters Its Tenth Year

BOND, the leading creative marketing agency in the entertainment space, announced today it has promoted more than 20 team members in 2022, while also adding more than 60 people to the team in the past twelve months, signaling continued growth as a result of expanded offerings, strong industry relationships and best-in-class creative as the company enters its tenth year.

Front row, l to r: Daniel Landerman, Ali Comperchio, James Van Leer, Patricio Hoter; 2nd Row: Jon Milano, Drea Althoff, Joey Samaniego; 3rd Row: Brent Rockswold, David Lowe, Russell Lee, Chris LeMons; Back Row: Jessica Yi, Michael Elins, Darnell Brisco, Pete Soldinger; Not Pictured: Ben Andron, Brad Burris, Ty Budde, Nadare Izadi, Eunice Ocampo, Kathleen Phillips, Sebastian Ruffini, Autumn Turkel, Tam Vo

Despite the pressures of the pandemic and a volatile employment market, the award-winning, fully-integrated creative agency avoided any furloughs or lay-offs and has significantly increased headcount and offerings for clients, cementing themselves as the all-service destination for entertainment marketing needs, including strategy, A/V, digital and social media, web development, production, 3D, visual identity, print design, branding, motion graphics and more. BOND has expanded its teams with an increased focus on gaming, streaming, and insight and audience sentiment, all significant areas of growth for the company.

Among those promoted recently include Darnell Brisco , EVP and Head of Growth, a role in which Brisco will identify new ways to build on the best of BOND, while creating new opportunities that are unique to BOND's fully-integrated operations; Ben Andron , EVP and Head of A/V, for which he will continue to helm BOND's trailer division; Kathleen Philips , Patricio Hoter , Ali Comperchio , Brent Rockswold and Chris LaMons , all elevated to Creative Directors of A/V; and Peter Soldinger , who has been tapped as VP and Head of Creative Strategy.

"This is such a special moment for all of us here at BOND, thriving on so many levels in the wake of such a uniquely challenging past two years. We've purposefully been an extremely flat organization this first decade and it speaks volumes about the special people that make up this community that the time has come to stretch and grow, together." said Seth Phillips Althoff , Co-Founder and CEO of BOND. "We pride ourselves on being a place that empowers artists and nurtures creativity, and we are so grateful that our amazing team has continuously delivered exceptional work for our clients. As we move into our tenth year and expand our capabilities to really know and excite our audiences, the possibilities are endless."

Additional recent promotions at BOND include:

  • Drea Althoff to VP, Creative Director
  • Ty Budde to VP, Accounts
  • Brad Burris to VP, Creative Director
  • Nadare Izadi to VP, Platforms and Packaging
  • Russell Lee to VP, Creative Director
  • Joey Samaniego to VP, Creative Director
  • Jessica Yi to VP, Finance
  • Michael Elins , Creative Director, Print Finishing
  • Daniel Landerman , Creative Director, Illustration
  • David Lowe, Sr AE , Print
  • Jon Milano , Senior Director, A/V Production
  • Eunice Ocampo, AE , Platforms + Packaging
  • Sebastian Ruffini , ACD, Print
  • Autumn Turkel , ACD, Illustration
  • James Van Leer , Senior Director, Print Production
  • Tam Vo , ACD, Print

ABOUT BOND
Founded in 2012 by Seth Phillips Althoff , Patrick Dillon , Luke Silver-Greenberg and Brian Setzer , BOND works with studios, streamers, networks, as well as video game publishers, offering a full array of creative possibilities. Built for the future, the agency has become known for its seamless integration across all mediums and offerings, blending artful creative, data-driven insights, along with passionate, dedicated client service. BOND is the reigning Clio Awards "Entertainment Agency of the Year" since 2019.  Their work includes some of the top films, shows and video games of the past decade, including The Matrix: Resurrections, the Jurassic World franchise, Star Wars, House of Gucci, Game of Thrones, Mad Max, Euphoria, Spider-Man, Pose, Cobra Kai, Wonder Woman, The Boys, Avengers: Endgame, The Batman, Finch, the Borderlands franchise , and Battlefield 2042 . For more information, visit WeAreBOND.com .

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The Office: Somehow We Manage Mobile Game Available Now

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 .

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#1 P2E Game Splinterlands Announces Validator Node Licenses Sale on May 25

Splinterlands, the #1 play-to-earn game (P2E) on the blockchain, announces that their Validator Node licenses will go on sale on May 25, 2022 . The Validator Node licenses will be available to the public and operate on a Delegated Proof-of-Stake model.

The Validator Node sale is recognized as a major milestone for Splinterlands in their goal of moving towards a decentralized business framework, with their decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) release planned to follow in the coming months. The sale will take place on Splinterlands' website and require Splintershards (SPS) and Vouchers to participate.

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NACON ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN INTRODUCTION OF REVOLUTION X CONTROLLER FOR XBOX® SERIES X|S, XBOX® ONE AND WINDOWS® PC

Available Now at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, GameStop and Amazon

NACON, leaders in premium gaming hardware and parent of RIG gaming accessories, announced today the North American introduction of the Revolution X controller for Xbox® Series X|S, Xbox® One and Windows® PC, available now for a recommended retail price of $99.99 .

Following a successful launch across select European territories, the highly acclaimed Revolution X controller is 'Designed for Xbox®', fully licensed and the result of years of development. Working with Microsoft® and the esports community, the Revolution X is the latest edition to Nacon's Revolution Series of professional controllers and is designed to meet the demands of any game, delivering a competitive edge.

Engineered with quality components and thoughtful design, this is no mere gamepad. The Revolution X controller delivers notably superior performance during competitive play, offering over 40 customization options both physical and via a dedicated App, ensuring the controller adapts to the gamer.

Gamers are invited to install the companion App from the Microsoft® Store for Xbox® or Windows® to unleash the full potential of the controller. Via a user-friendly interface, gamers can create their own advanced profiles, allowing every aspect of their gaming experience to be tailored to their preference. Options include full button mapping, shortcut assignment, response curve and dead zone adjustment for both thumb sticks. Variable trigger intensity, inversion of the thumb stick axis, four-or eight-way D-Pad adjustment, controller vibration intensity and even optional back lit illumination for the right thumb stick, are all available to players. Using the App, gamers can store up to four individual profiles via the on-board memory of the controller, tweaking their settings manually or installing one of the many pre-set configurations supplied by NACON.

The Revolution X takes control to the next level, allowing players to swap out key physical components to suit their play style or choice of game, stacking these features on top of the standard features expected on a typical controller. Both thumb sticks are fully adjustable and easily removed to offer a range of interchangeable concave and convex options. On the rear of the controller, four shortcut buttons are fully programmable, providing easy access to otherwise complex in-game instructions. Like it light or have it heavy, with the Revolution X, the choice is yours thanks to the removable weight system concealed in the textured hand grips, allowing for the perfect controller experience sans fatigue.

The competition grade credentials of the Revolution X continue with the 3m long detachable cable providing a solid connection, free from external interference or the risk of in-game dropout, and with both the controller and cable fitting neatly into the sturdy carry case included, travelling with a fully customized controller has never been easier.

Any competitive gamer will attest to the importance of in-game audio, crucial for detecting enemy positions, tracking teammates via their voice and sensing impending danger. The Revolution X benefits from Dolby® Atmos™ for Headphones. Activated via a free download of the Dolby® Atmos™ App, gamers can utilize any standard wired or wireless headset for the latest spatial audio technology, with the Revolution X companion App providing even more audio options, such as active noise cancellation for chat and audio gain settings for the microphone.

Commenting on the North American introduction of the Revolution X controller, Jack Reynolds , President NACON Gaming USA said, "Competitive Xbox players looking for a precision controller with advanced customization options will find the perfect fit with the new Revolution X from NACON. Our team took it upon themselves to create a controller designed to deliver a real competitive edge. The Revolution X allows gamers to demonstrably improve their skills and win with a range of customizable options and superior engineering perfected for players who take their favorite pastime seriously."

The NACON Revolution X Controller is available now in the US for $99.99 . Watch the trailer here .

Revolution X Controller Features:

  • Designed for Xbox®: Officially licensed controller for use with Xbox® Series X|S, Xbox® One and Windows® PC, ensures total compatibility with all Xbox software.
  • Revolution X Companion App: Unleash the incredible power of the controller via a free App allowing for custom game profiles, button mapping, shortcut programming and so much more.
  • Controller Customisation: Swap up your style and create the feel right for you. Adjust controller weight, thumb stick sensitivity, adaptable precision, etc.
  • Engineering Excellence: Interchangeable components are built to last and designed to win. Wired connection for stable gaming during tournament play and premium materials for unrivalled reliability.
  • Dolby® Atmos™ for Headphones: Use your Revolution X controller and Dolby® Atmos™ free App to deliver incredible spatial audio using a regular stereo headset. Further enhance via the Revolution X controller companion App for a suite of audio adjustment options.

The NACON Revolution X controller is available now for $99.99 across North America from all good retailers including:

GameStop
BestBuy

Amazon

For more information on the Revolution X Controller, visit: https://www.riggaming.com/revolution-x

Press Contact:
Heaven Media Limited on behalf of NACON®
nacon@heavenmedia.com

About RIG
RIG is a premium gaming accessory brand and the leader in tournament audio for professional gaming. RIG introduced the first stadium-class esports headset in 2012 and is trusted by sound stage professionals, team coaches and pro players during league and live events worldwide. The brand's mission is to develop next generation gear for competitive gamers, esports players and live streamers. In 2020, RIG was acquired by NACON, a leading video game developer and designer of premium gaming accessories, including the Compact and Revolution series of controllers for console and PC.

About NACON
NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 10 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 20 years of expertise at the service of players. This new unified business unit strengthens NACON's position in the market, enables it to innovate by creating new unique competitive advantages. www.nacongaming.com

Revolution X controller for Xbox® Series X|S, Xbox® One and Windows® PC, available now in North America

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In the news release, PC Building Made Easy: GIGABYTE introduces AORUS Project Stealth Computer Assembly Kit, issued 20-May-2022 by GIGABYTE over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that there are changes in GIGABYTE's partnership with MAINGEAR and the Stealth Gaming PC as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

PC Building Made Easy: GIGABYTE introduces AORUS Project Stealth Computer Assembly Kit

- GIGABYTE Technology and its partner MAINGEAR announced today the newly developed AORUS Project Stealth computer assembly kit and MAINGEAR Stealth Gaming PC, both featuring a customized combo of motherboard, graphics card, and PC case. The Project Stealth is designed to eliminate the pain points of cable clutters, obstacles to installation, and obstructed airflow with a sleek header design, making PC building an easy task and the overall experience a pleasant one.

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Star Atlas Launches Initiative to Establish Web3 Security Framework

Kudelski Security signed as exclusive partner to explore and develop security standards in the metaverse

Star Atlas, a next-gen metaverse with triple-A game design and Unreal Engine 5 graphics built on the Solana blockchain, today announced an expanded focus on security to ensure consumer protection and digital safety in the metaverse. This multi-pronged initiative includes signing Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division of the Kudelski Group - the world leader in digital security, and the forefront leader in providing security solutions for major blockchain-based applications, exchanges, and ecosystems - as its security partner. Kudelski Security will perform ongoing audits and analysis to help ensure the integrity of the Star Atlas metaverse is maintained and both partners will work together to explore setting standards for web3 security.

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NetEase Reports First Quarter 2022 Unaudited Financial Results

- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, "NetEase" or the "Company"), one of China's leading internet and online game services providers, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022 .

First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights

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Supermicro to Add NVIDIA Grace CPU Superchip-Based Servers to the Industry-Leading Portfolio for HPC, Data Analytics, and Cloud Gaming Applications

Largest Array of NVIDIA-Certified Systems Will Leverage High-Speed Communication Capabilities Built into the NVIDIA Grace CPU Superchip

COMPUTEX 2022 VirtualSuper Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI) a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking, and green computing technology, will deploy the NVIDIA Grace CPU Superchip in a wide range of servers optimized for AI, HPC, data analytics, digital twins, and compute-intensive applications. As artificial intelligence (AI) technologies transcend multiple industries, Supermicro servers will use the NVIDIA Grace CPU Superchip to enable a broader range of developers and IT administrators to take advantage of this new technology. Supermicro servers will be optimized for energy efficiency, reducing operating costs, which will become the norm for all data centers. In addition, with a memory bandwidth of up to 1 TBsecond, applications will not be limited by communication speeds. Initially, a limited number of servers will be available, starting with a 2U 2 Node portfolio and then followed by product line expansion.

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