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The Mystery of the Mooil Rig game add-on for Sunset Overdrive is finally here! In this episode, find out the amps and traps you’ll get access to all for the low, low price of buying this DLC!

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New Sunset Overdrive shirts are available starting today through 1/2! Check out our new designs including hoodies and women’s sizes.

The first story-based add-on for Sunset Overdrive, The Mystery of the Mooil Rig, is out now!

When a distress signal cries out from a Mooil Oil rig off the shores of Sunset City, Bryllcream emphatically asks for your help investigating. You swim right smack in the middle of a violent turf war between disgruntled and well-armed union workers. Plus, you have new mutants of the aquatic flair on your plate, too. But, you can handle it and set things straight. And if you can’t – well – there’s no use crying over spilt oil.

It’s packed full of new story missions, weapons, Amps, traps, quests, challenges, Night Defense bases, and Chaos Squad missions that will keep you busy and blissfully distracted from the horrors of reality.

For more info on what you’ll be getting check out the trailer above – or peruse the latest Sunset TV’s (12/9/14, 12/16/14) for an in-depth look at what you’ll be getting.
Enjoy the Mooil Rig and be sure to keep up to date with us on Twitter for more exciting Sunset Overdrive updates coming soon!

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As we inch-closer to the Mystery of the Mooil Rig game add-on release – we reveal the new weapons you’ll have the pleasure of utilizing in your murderous rampage. Wooo! Narrative dissonance!

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This week’s guest host, Larry Hyrb for Xbox Live, unveils the first massive story-based DLC add-on coming to Sunset Overdrive on December 23rd. The add-on will cost $9.99 or will be free to Season Pass buyers (19.99 and includes the previously released weapon pack as well as an additional add-on in the future!).  Get an exclusive look at the story, area, and new traversal mechanics included in the update. Also, get a look at Brandon’s jealousy. It’ll be hard to miss.

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Sunset Overdrive T-Shirts are on sale now!

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Hey Everyone!

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday! And here’s something to be thankful about…our Audio edition of Moonlighting with Insomniac! We’ll have our next chat on Wednesday, December 10th at 1:30-2:30 PM PT / 4:30-5:30 PM ET.  Like always, we’ll open the comments section a little early to allow you to get a jump on posting your questions.

For this edition of Moonlighting we are welcoming two guests – Paul Mudra & Dwight Okahara!  Paul is our Director of Audio here at Insomniac and Dwight is our Audio Lead in CA. They will be joining us to help us answer your audio questions.  That’s right! This edition will focus on sound design and all the other good stuff that goes into creating audio for our games.

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Paul Mudra, Director, Audio

Here’s a few tidbits from Paul…about himself: “I began my career in the video game industry in 1986 in Las Vegas working part time at Westwood Associates (later “Westwood Studios”) while attending UNLV.  I was hired full time as a graphic and sound artist at Westwood in 1987 and at that time we were developing games for the Commodore 64.  Audio and music was always a passion of mine growing up so a year after being hired at Westwood I decided to focus my career specifically on game audio development & direction and have been doing that ever since. 

Over the past 28 years I’ve worked on more than 70 games for Westwood Studios and Insomniac Games including Dune 2 and most of the Command & Conquer franchise, Blade Runner, The Lion King, Eye of the Beholder, Dragon Strike, Ratchet & Clank games, the Resistance games, and most recently Sunset Overdrive.

 Audio for games has progressed so much since I started.  I’ve enjoyed the amazing ride so far and am looking forward to what comes next!

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Dwight Okahara, Audio Lead

And here’s a little bio from Dwight: “I grew up playing video games and remember being completely blown away when the Intellivision was announced with one of their bullet points being that the sound chip could play a three-part harmony!  I started as an audio guy™ in 1990 with a company called Westwood Associates and after putting in 12 years at Insomniac, am looking at a 25 year career in doing audio for Video Games.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ride and love the fact that audio tech is always moving forward.  You really do learn something new every day.”  

Dwight and Paul will be subbing in for Kerri who will be out for this edition of Moonlighting (yes, again)…seems like she’s missing all the fun around here!  But have no fear… Angela and Dwight will be here to answer all of your rockin’ audio questions (see what we did there???).

Cheers!

In this week’s episode get a look at improvements we included in the patch last week. Plus, maybe-maybe we’ll give you a visual tease of the first big DLC area coming soon. Maybe.

For full patch notes go here.

Sunset Overdrive T-Shirts are on sale now!

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We hope you have been having a blast traversing around Sunset City. If you haven’t played yet, there is still plenty of time to cash in on some great holiday sales!

Many of you have been asking us on social media about Sunset Overdrive swag. Well we are happy to announce that we have partnered with Teespring to bring you our first Official Sunset Overdrive Apparel. Check out our first round of shirts here. Hurry, these are only available until 12:00am PST on December 8th! This is to allow for shipping in time for Christmas (at least to US address, International may take longer).

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This is the FIRST time we are even making this design – originally featured in our E3 2014 trailer. This shirt will be available in long and short sleeve, women’s sizes, AND in hoodie.

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Everyone’s favorite burger joint, now in t-shirt form! Available in long and short sleeve.

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Start your morning off right with Fizzie Flakes! Available in long and short sleeve.

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On top of it all, because it is the holidays, we are offering a Shipping Discount on all your orders. You just have to make sure you include the promo code in your URLs. Check the descriptions on the shirts or click on any of these below to get the Free Shipping links.

Chemical Smile: http://teespring.com/chemical-smile?pr=SHIPLESS
Sexburger: http://teespring.com/sexburger?pr=SHIPLESS
Fizzie Flakes: http://teespring.com/fizzie-flakes?pr=SHIPLESS

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Big week! Weapons Pack is in, voting system is introduced, and Fizzie is attempting to get into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Get all the details this Sunset TV. Then go vote in-game! It’s your duty as a Sunset Citizen.

For a more detailed breakdown of Sunset voting, click here.

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Voting has come to Sunset Overdrive! This means that you have power over what you see next in the game. For a more in-depth look at what you’ll be voting on – check out today’s Sunset TV for all that information.

Right now, we just wanted to expand on the Vote Point system that we developed to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and has value. The basic idea is that every time you vote on something that loses – you are given all your vote points back with a bonus. And if you keep voting for the losing option – the bonus points you get exponentially increase. This means that people who have a knack for losing build up their voting power over time and have a bigger say in the next vote. It should limit frustration and keep things balanced.

So, vote points! How do you get these elusive creatures? Well, there are a couple ways.

  • Logging into the game will get you points! So, you’ll get a point just for playing. And if you play consecutive days – you get bonus points. Day 2 of your log-in will get you 2 points instead of one – and so on. That bonus lasts up to 7 days before it resets. So, if you have to leave for a bit, you won’t be incredibly behind when you log back on.
  • Completing Individual Weekly Challenges will sometimes net you a good chunk of vote points. For instance, if you complete this week’s challenge – you get 650 points.

If you want to see how many vote points you have, you can see that number from the Vote menu at any Sunset TV station. And remember that any time you vote, all of your current points are used to influence the outcome. But, if your desired preference loses, you get those points back with a bonus.

Make sense? Good! I accept your theoretical head nodding. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us at @SunsetOverdrive on Twitter – or shoot us an e-mail at SunsetTV@insomniacgames.com

Happy voting!

Hey there, Outernauts!

We’re always looking for new players to join our ranks, which is why we’re offering Refer-a-Friend in Outernauts!

Each time you have a friend begin their journey in the far reaches of the Outernauts galaxy, you (and your friend) can earn special bonuses and rewards – such as being able to get up to 1 million lunar, epic crystals or an exclusive epic beast!

How do you earn them?

First, get your Referral Code from within the game. Your Referral Code is located in the Options menu, that’s my -Stephervescent- Referral Code in the example picture below:

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Give that code to a friend and tell them to download Outernauts! When your friend starts a new game of Outernauts and completes the main tutorials, they will be prompted to input their code into a special screen in the tutorial. (As the example screen below shows)

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Once they’ve successfully input the code, you and your friend will start earning bonuses! The more friends you refer, the bigger and better prizes you’ll earn, and those prizes will go straight to your gift inbox!

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Start referring friends, share the beastly wealth, and I can’t wait to see even more friendly Outernauts faces out there!

~Stephanie