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This is it — pretty much last call — E3 2015 is NEXT WEEK, folks, and meetings are getting harder and harder to make. Seven days from now, thousands of game industry dorks will descend upon Los Angeles, each acting as cool as they can, each enjoying the one event where they have a realistic shot to make big-time party VIP lists. Oh E3… never change.

So what kind of amazing stuff are we still booking meetings for this year? Well, we’ve got some great games and we’ve got a handful of slots left.

See below and if you still need appointments – now is the time — slots are getting very few and far between. We try to accommodate walk-ups during the show, but it’s easier to plan ahead! Read more

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The fine folks at ASTRO Gaming and Skullcandy, makers of the best gaming headsets on the planet, have partnered with Microsoft Studios, 343 Industries and the Master Chief himself to develop some fantastic new gaming gear based on the Halo franchise, including Halo 5: Guardians.

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SKULLCANDY/ASTRO GAMING PARTNER WITH MICROSOFT STUDIOS

AND 343 INDUSTRIES ON HALO AUDIO PRODUCTS 

Critically Acclaimed Audio Brand to Develop Exclusive Gear Inspired by One of the Most Iconic Franchises in Video Game History

 

ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO – LOS ANGELES JUNE 3, 2014 – Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), a high-growth, performance lifestyle audio brand, and its division ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, announced an exciting new multi-year partnership with Halo developer 343 Industries.  As part of the agreement, Skullcandy and ASTRO Gaming will develop several new products including branded headsets, speaker tags and more in support of the latest releases within the Halo universe.

“Few game franchises have ever pushed the boundaries of our imagination quite like Halo. With its robust online multiplayer features, compelling storyline, incredibly detailed gameplay audio and inspiring musical score — Halo delivers at every level,” said Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing, ASTRO Gaming/Skullcandy Gaming.   “ASTRO Gaming and Skullcandy are well-known for our ability to deliver unsurpassed audio fidelity with a distinctly gaming-centric point of view.  Our goal is to take the Halo experience to an entirely new level with a recreation of the franchise’s signature sound and booming score exactly as it was intended by the developer.”

Details relating to specific Halo headsets and accessories from ASTRO Gaming and Skullcandy will be announced at a later date.  For more information about Skullcandy or ASTRO Gaming, please visit www.skullcandy.com or www.astrogaming.com.

About the Halo Franchise

The Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original Halo: Combat Evolved (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has since inspired multiple New York Times bestselling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.

Published by Microsoft Studios, the Halo franchise of games is exclusive to Xbox platforms and Windows 8 PCs, tablets, and Windows Phone 8 devices.  To date, more than 60 million copies of Halo games have been sold worldwide, driving more than 5 billion hours of gameplay by people connected to Xbox Live.

About Skullcandy, Inc.

Skullcandy is a global designer, marketer and distributor of performance audio and gaming headphones and other accessory related products under the Skullcandy, Astro Gaming and 2XL by Skullcandy brands. Skullcandy became one of the world’s most distinct audio brands by bringing color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; helping to revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. The Company’s products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels in the U.S. and approximately 80 countries worldwide.  Visit skullcandy.com, or join us at facebook.com/skullcandy or on Twitter @skullcandy.

About ASTRO Gaming

ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment and lifestyle products for professional gamers, leagues and gaming enthusiasts. Spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, known in the gaming world for designing the Microsoft Xbox 360™, Alienware PCs, and HP’s Gaming PCs, ASTRO Gaming produces a line of gamer-centric “tech-life” products, supporting this rapidly growing community. ASTRO Gaming’s product line includes the wireless A50 Headset, the A40 Headset and MixAmp™ Pro, the A38 Bluetooth ANC mobile headset, the A30 Cross-Gaming Headset, and the Transport series of gaming gear bags.

All ASTRO Gaming products are available at www.astrogaming.com, www.astrogaming.co.uk  and www.astrogaming.fr

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ASTRO Gaming just introduced its first special edition for its award-winning, best-selling and jaw-droppingly awesome A50 wireless gaming headset — the ASTRO Gaming A50 Battlefield 4™ Edition.

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ASTRO Gaming A50 Battlefield 4™ Edition Officially Licensed by Microsoft

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ASTRO Gaming has finally released its A50 Wireless Gaming Headset!  Yay!

 

  • Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound
  • 5.8GHz KleerNet Wireless
  • Built-In MixAmp
  • Audio Presets (soon to be customizable)
  • ASTRO Audio Quality
  • Cross Compatible with PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac
  • Imbedded Battery and Included Stand…

 

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

 

Still not convinced?  Then check out the A50 Launch Trailer!

Need more?  Take a look at what some of the reviews are saying…

“Astro’s A50s are an earacle miracle”Maxim

“The A50 is a hell of a thing”Kotaku

“The Astro A50 is, without question, one of the best gaming headsets on the market”The Verge

“The A50s are astronomically well built”IGN

“Astro Gaming has succeeded in creating what’s likely to be the next hot gaming headset”Engadget

“The best we’ve tested.  Editor’s Choice.”PC Magazine

“Truthfully, there may not be another gaming headset as comfortable as the A50.”Gamespot

“Once you go ASTRO A50…you’re ruined for all other headsets”2DX

“The A50s sound amazing!” GStyle Magazine

“ASTRO Gaming’s A50 Wireless Headset has the potential to be the best of the bunch.” New York Daily News

 

The ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset is available directly from the studio’s website at www.astrogaming.com

ASTRO Gaming revealed a sneak peek of its highly anticipated A50 Wireless Gaming Headset this month at the annual Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.

Quite possibly the most technologically advanced and complex wireless headset on the planet, the A50 is set to debut later this summer in July.

In the meantime, check out what the media who had a chance to play with the new cans had to say:

The Verge

Techradar

Tom’s Hardware

IGN

Engadget

Gaming Nexus

Got Game

Ripten

Hardware Lust

Worthplaying

Home Theater Forum

DualShockers

Co-Optimus

Atomic Gamer

Canadian Gamers Online

Gaming Irresponsibly

EGM Now

Blast Magazine

CV Games

Diehard Gamefan

GamerFit Nation

Gamertag Radio

Maverick PR Clients CLEAN UP At E3 2012; We Take a Moment To Bathe In Their Glory

A writer from a video game web site emailed me last week after we announced the new game FORGE from indie developer Dark Vale Games and he said (paraphrasing) “Wow… you guys really know how to pick the best clients … they’re all doing such interesting things.” I couldn’t agree more. Some of that is dumb luck, of course, but a lot of it is by choice.

We’re not a big agency and we don’t handle HALO or CALL OF DUTY.  Sure part of us would like to swim around in that obscene amount of gamer cash, but we started Maverick with the intent of choosing who we work with and the way we work.  We honestly feel that our client partners are some of the most innovative, creative and downright interesting people and products in the industry.  And it seems that everyone who went to E3 2012 agrees with us. Our clients ARE the best!
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The Maverick Team Knocks Out Yet Another E3 With Awesome Products, Tons of Coverage and Some Sweet, Sweet Awards!

Another June rolls by and another E3 is put to bed, this time with the Maverick team working on some of the highest regarded games and products at the show, from expected hits to sleeper surprises.

Read on below to check out some of the awesome games and products Maverick PR had the chance to work at this year’s extravaganza (in alphabetical order):
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