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VR MMORPG Launches on Steam, Reaching #1 Selling Game

Ramen VR, the game developer behind VR MMORPG Zenith:The Last City has just closed a series B round of funding. The $35M B round is led by Anthos and Dune, with Makers investing pro-rata and personal investments from Andrew Chen and James Gwertzman general partners at Andreessen Horowitz. The funding will be used to double the size of the studio as it transforms Zenith into a gaming super-app containing multiple worlds and gameplay experiences across VR, desktop, and mobile.


Zenith: The Last City had a very successful Steam launch in late January, 2022, reaching #1 selling game on Steam, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Quest, beating out top-selling desktop games. As the first cross-platform VR MMORPG available across all major systems, players explore Zenith's massive JRPG-inspired world for almost 2 hours a day on Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and standalone VR devices. The game boasts the world's largest company-run VR Discord at 125k users.

Here's what David Brillembourg , GP of Dune Ventures had to say: "With the record-breaking launch of Zenith: The Last City, Ramen VR showcased its strength as the leading VR MMO studio. We are very excited to be tripling down on Andy and Lauren. Their vision for the future of VR has captivated us from the beginning. Seeing Ramen's vision play out has only given us more confidence that Zenith is just getting started."

"The reception for Zenith has been amazing. We're already profitable but now we want to take the game to the next level, building massive interconnected gaming worlds for all to explore," said Andy Tsen , co-founder and CEO of Ramen VR. "Closing this important round of funding will help us grow our team so we can continue to build out our vision. We are fortunate to collaborate with these exceptional investment partners who believe in us as we continue to support Zenith throughout the game's lifecycle."

Zenith: The Last City launched January 27, 2022 , and can be found on Steam .

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About Ramen VR
Founded in 2019 by Andy Tsen and Lauren Frazier , Ramen VR is a video games studio working on the VR MMORPG, Zenith: The Last City . Ramen VR is funded by YCombinator, Maker's Fund, Anthos, Dune Ventures, as well as some of the sharpest investors in the gaming industry.

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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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NetEase Reveals Latest Game Innovations at 2022 Annual Product Launch Event

Diablo® Immortal ™ to Hit Chinese Market on June 23 , With Over 15 Million Players Already Pre-Registered in China

Updates on Hot Titles Including Harry Potter: Magic Awakened and NARAKA: BLADEPOINT

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Advokate Launches MetaGaia Wallet for Upcoming Metaverse and Accompanying P2E Game HexaHero

MetaGaia METG Wallet Simplifies Purchases for Upcoming Metaverse and P2E Game

Advokate Group a global leader in blockchain technologies, today announced the release of its own native wallet in preparation for the launch of its premier experience-to-earn metaverse, MetaGaia . The MetaGaia Wallet will be used to hold users' $METG, a native token for the MetaGaia metaverse.

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

- GIGABYTE Technology announced today its newly developed AORUS Project Stealth computer assembly kit, a revolutionary product that features 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.

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

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user in PC building, many often find the building process frustrating when connecting various cables within a limited space. While others may also struggle with cable management. To improve the PC building experience, GIGABYTE developed the Project Stealth computer assembly kit, an ingenious solution that consists of a Z690 AORUS ELITE STEALTH motherboard and an RTX 3070 GAMING OC STEALTH graphics card pre-installed in an AORUS C300G STEALTH case. Through some smart re-engineering, the Project Stealth minimizes the need for cable connection and cable management. It ultimately simplifies the building process while keeping the case interior clutter-free for a much-enhanced airflow with sleek and cleaner aesthetics.

In addition to optimizing the PC building experience, AORUS Project Stealth is designed to perform. The computer assembly kit centers around the Z690 AORUS ELITE STEALTH motherboard, which supports the latest Intel 12th-gen processors for delivering enormous processing power. Paired with the WINDFORCE-cooled RTX 3070 GAMING OC STEALTH graphics card, the Project Stealth provides an ultimate gaming platform ready for those who are looking to build a high-end gaming PC.

The AORUS Project Stealth computer assembly kit is now available. Please contact local GIGABYTE retailers for availability. To learn more about the product, visit the official GIGABYTE website: https://bit.ly/AORUSprojectstealth

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Esports Entertainment Group Announces Appointment of Kaitesi Munroe to Board of Directors

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMBL) (NASDAQ: GMBLW) (or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Kaitesi Munroe to the Company's Board of Directors. Ms. Munroe satisfies the criteria for independent directors for the purposes of Nasdaq rules and applicable Securities and Exchange Commission requirements. Her appointment will bring the size of the Board to eight members.

"We are excited to further strengthen and diversify our Board of Directors through the appointment of Kaitesi Munroe, and I am delighted to welcome her to the Company," said Grant Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. "Her extensive knowledge and experience with legislative matters and government affairs will be of critical importance as we expand our iGaming footprint and establish ourselves as the leading provider of technology solutions to the fast-growing and exciting world of real money esports wagering. I am confident that Kaitesi's background makes her a great addition to the Board of Directors, and we are looking forward to benefiting from her perspective."

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Dignitas Announces Nick as Rocket League Head Coach

Dignitas has announced Nicolas "Nick" Marrone as the new head coach of their Rocket League team.

Most recently, Nick was the head coach of Team Queso. Under Nick's tenure, Queso saw an incredible boom in their competitive results. After finishing 9th in the RLCS Fall split, Queso burst onto the scene in the Winter Split and won two of the three regional events as well as a 2nd place finish at the Major.

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GoNoodle Partners with Special Olympics and the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games to Promote Inclusivity in the Classroom

GoNoodle and Special Olympics Will Come Together to Help Educators Communicate Inclusivity and Belonging Through New Content and Educational Resources for Students, Educators, and Parents

GoNoodle has partnered with Special Olympics to help share the values, principles, and experiences of Special Olympics athletes with children across the country through new content, resources, and tools to help shape a generation that supports inclusivity for all. The aligned mission, to celebrate the limitless potential of individuals with intellectual disabilities and the power of movement to bring people together and, ultimately, transform lives speaks to the heart of both organizations. As Special Olympics athletes across the country get ready for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, kicking off on June 5th in Orlando, FL classrooms and families can use the resources to come together to learn and play, using the new series, "High 5, Champ."

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