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Velocity Micro(R) to Unveil Relaunched Line of High Performance Computing Systems at GPU Technology Conference

RICHMOND, Va., March 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, and GPU-based solutions announces a relaunched line of high performance computing systems to be debuted at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose April 4-7. Designed to take advantage of the power of parallel computing and NVIDIA's CUDA core technology, all GPU-based solutions from Velocity Micro are highly configurable to meet a wide range of needs and budgets with desktops starting at just $2,599.

"GPU computing has so many applications, from data mining and research to robotics and artificial intelligence," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. "With our expertise acquired over nearly 20 years of building custom PCs coupled with NVIDIA's CUDA technology, we're now able to build some of the most powerful PCs in the world, helping our customers solve the world's unsolvable problems."

Velocity Micro's High Performance GPU-based computing solutions now include:

ProMagix HD360 – a dual Intel Xeon desktop capable of harnessing up to four Tesla, Quadro, or Geforce cards and 1TB of DDR4-2133 ECC Registered RAM

ProMagix G480 – a 4U rack mount that's also convertible to desk-side use, the G480 features up to 1.5TB of RAM, eight Tesla cards, and 36 physical CPU cores

ProMagix M17SLI – a 17.3" 1920×1080 desktop replacement laptop powered by 6th Gen Intel Core i7 desktop processors and dual NVIDIA GeForce mobile graphics in SLI

ProMagix M17Q – a 17.3" 1920×1080 mobile workstation powered by 6th Gen Intel Core i7 desktop processors and NVIDIA Quadro M3000M graphics

To learn more about these GPU-based solutions, visit VelocityMicro.com/velocityhpc.php or call 888-300-4450 to discuss your specific needs. To meet with the Velocity Micro team at GTC and see these new products in person, visit booth 728.

About Velocity Micro

Velocity Micro is the premier high-performance personal computer provider in North America. Founded in 1992, Richmond, Va.-based Velocity Micro custom builds award winning gaming, mobile, multimedia, small business, workstation, visual supercomputers and peripherals. Velocity Micro products are currently available in retail from Newegg.com and Amazon.com. For more information, please call (888) 300-4450 or visit www.VelocityMicro.com

Velocity Micro has earned over 75 industry awards, including 18 PC Magazine Editor's Choice awards. CNET, Maximum PC, Mobile PC, PC World, Computer Gaming World, Computer Shopper, and PC Gamer editors have all chosen Velocity Micro systems as some of the industry's best-performing, highest-quality, and most reliable PCs.
CONTACT: Josh Covington
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804-419-0908

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Louisiana Game Developers Combine Forces to Create Quest of Souls

BATON ROUGE, La., April 1, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the first time, four Louisiana video game studios have come together to create a single game, Quest of Souls, a fantasy RPG shooter to be released for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam. The companies rallied under the banner of King Crow Studios, an indie game studio.Quest of Souls is inspired by '90s Super Nintendo titles like Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger and Super Smash TV. The game features three-player co-op, more than 180 ability customizations and seven unique endings.Those interested in supporting Quest of Souls can help fund the project by visiting the game's Kickstarter page. The Kickstarter has already received an unpaid endorsement from Kickstarter the company, who has awarded Quest of Souls a coveted "Project We Love" designation.To create Quest of Souls, King Crow Studios has partnered with:

Pixel Dash Studios, creators of action game Road Redemption, puzzle game Swap Drop Poker, and other titles.

BitFinity Games, producer of music game Tadpole Treble, founded by creator of popular Webcomic Brawl in the Family.

Starblade Games, creator of sidescroller Nefarious, to be released later in the year.

The companies collaborated with King Crow's own staff of nine artists and programmers."This is how a gaming collective like the Level Up Lab is supposed to work," says John Nettles, associate director of communications for the Louisiana Technology Park, and manager of the Level Up Lab. "King Crow Studios has taken the best talents of all our teams and placed them perfectly in the Quest of Souls project."King Crow seeks to bring back the lost genre of multiplayer role-playing games with the release of Quest of Souls. An upcoming Kickstarter will help the game developer accelerate the creation process and expand the game's features.All companies operate within the Level Up Lab, a collaborative gaming studio located within the Louisiana Technology Park, a business incubator in Baton Rouge, La.King Crow seeks to give entry-level game developers the opportunity to become professionals, preparing them for careers in the growing field of video game development.Visit www.kingcrowstudios.com for more information on Quest of Souls and weekly developer blogs. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional updates.ABOUT KING CROW STUDIOSKing Crow Studios was founded in Baton Rouge, La. by Cody Louviere in September 2015 and shares a communal office space with other indie companies at the Level Up Lab within the Louisiana Technology Park. Quest of Souls is the first of five games King Crow Studios plans to produce over the next seven years.MEDIAWebsite:http://www.kingcrowstudios.com/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/KingCrowStudiosTwitter:https://twitter.com/KingCrowStudiosInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/kingcrowstudio/Tumblr:http://kingcrowstudios.tumblr.com/IndieDB:http://www.indiedb.com/games/quest-of-soulsSteam:http://store.steampowered.com/app/441560/Kickstarter Redirect Link: www.questofsouls.comPress Kit: http://www.kingcrowstudios.com/#!presskit/g3zmt
CONTACT: Cody Louviere
King Crow Studios/ Owner
Phone: (337) 794 – 2104
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Skullcandy Launches Grind™ Wireless Bluetooth® Headphone

PARK CITY, Utah, April 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Skullcandy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKUL), the performance and lifestyle audio brand founded at the intersection of innovation and creative culture, continues to expand the brand’s signature designs to the wireless category. Skullcandy® introduces the Grind™ Wireless on-ear headphone, adding Bluetooth® functionality to one of the brand’s heralded wired products, well recognized for audio quality, comfort and style. “Our wireless product innovations were well-received in 2015. In its price band, Hesh® 2 Wireless was 2015’s #1-selling over-the-ear headphone[1],” said Sam Paschel, Skullcandy Chief Commercial Officer. “Grind™ Wireless will continue our mission to launch headphone styles that change consumers’ expectations of Bluetooth® products' aesthetics and acoustic performance.” The original Grind has received many accolades and Editor’s Choice nods for its premium audio experience delivered through minimalist industrial design. Grind Wireless features the same simple and iconic design with an engineering focus on elevating Bluetooth® audio performance. An integrated amplifier component provides a higher power rating with less distortion and high-end drivers enable greater dynamic range. Additionally, premium materials such as plush on-ear cushions and a lightweight and durable metal headband maximize comfort. A 12-hour battery life enables all-day wearability. The right ear cup cleverly integrates microphone, call, track, and volume controls just like the wired Grind model. With this addition, Skullcandy continues to build one of the most diverse and best-performing wireless lines in the marketplace.At $89.99, Grind Wireless delivers premium Bluetooth® acoustics and functionality. Grind Wireless will be available for online pre-sale April 1, and at select retailers nationwide April 17. To learn more, visit: http://www.skullcandy.com/headphones/GRINDBT.html. About Skullcandy®Founded at the intersection of music, sports, technology, and creative culture, Skullcandy® creates world-class audio and gaming products for the risk takers, innovators, and pioneers who inspire us all to live life at full volume. From new innovations in the science of sound and human potential, to collaborations with up-and-coming musicians and athletes, Skullcandy lives by its mission to inspire life at full volume through forward-thinking technologies and ideas, and leading-edge design and materialization. Skullcandy designs, markets, and distributes audio and gaming headphones and other accessory-related products under the Skullcandy and 2XL® brands. The Company's products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels around the world from its global locations in Park City, London, Tokyo, Zurich, Mexico City, and Shanghai, as well as through partners in some of the most important cultural and sports hubs in the world. The Company's website can be found at http://www.skullcandy.com. [1] Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service, Stereo Headphones, (Wireless, On and Around the Ear, under $100), Dollars, Units, January 2015 – December 2015CONTACT: CONTACT: Claudia Garcia // AZIONE // [email protected] // 973-896-7272