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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Risen Voice Talent Cast Revealed

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Andy Serkis, Lena Headey and John Rhys Davies head notable cast

Hermosa Beach, Calif. - August 12, 2009 - Deep Silver Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment software and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, today confirms the A-list voice talent featuring in forthcoming RPG Risen.

One of the busiest actors today, Andy Serkis takes the role of The Inquisitor. Serkis, who has had a long and varied acting career, is best known for his CG character representations Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong in the movie of the same name. 

Veteran British actor, John Rhys Davies, who has starred in countless blockbuster movies such as Indiana Jones and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, performs as Don Esteban.

Movie actress Lena Headey, who played Sarah Connor in Terminator TV spin-off Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles take the role of Patty.

"The quality of the voice casting reflects the quality of the game" stated Paul Nicholls, Sales and Marketing Director, Koch Media UK "with such an amazing lineup of talent from movies and TV, there is a voice everyone will recognize; we will attract a new generation of RPG players to the genre." 
 
Serkis, Rhys-Davies and Headey are joined by a lineup of some of the most recognizable British TV actors; Fincher is played by Torchwood actor Burn Gorman, Larkrise to Candleford star Brendan Coyle takes the role of Commandant Carlos, Damian O'Hare who starred in medical drama The Royal plays Olf.  I'm Alan Partridge regular and Star Stories narrator Simon Greenall plays Luis. Oscar is played by Grange Hill actor Donald McCorkindale while fellow Grange Hill actor and Secret Diaries of a Call Girl star Stuart Organ plays Brogar. The Archers actresss, Louiza Patikas represents Sara and Timothy Watson who has starred in countless TV dramas from Eastenders to Casualty takes the role of Romanov.
 
All the actors were cast and recorded by award winning London agency Side, with voice direction carried out by Andrew S. Walsh.
 
Developed by Piranha Bytes and releasing on the Xbox 360Òvideo game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and Windows PC, this epic role playing game is set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island. The "Risen" story unfolds over four chapters and will offer multiple ways to develop the story depending on the player's actions and decisions. An innovative and intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers. With full world streaming support, Risen offers a seamless experience while playing in a fully simulated game world with authentic characters.
 
More information about Risen at 
http://risen.deepsilver.com

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Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm Dreaming of the PS3 Slim...

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The GamesCom Convention begins this week in Cologne Germany. The highly anticipated event kicks off with a major press conference being held by the Sony Corporation. Could this finally be the official unveiling of the much rumored PS3 slim? We examine the rumors, expose the viral marketing and give you the facts you wont read anywhere else!

PS3 SLIM SECRETS REVEALED

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Chicago Transit Authority Bans Video Game Advertising!

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Earlier this year, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) banned advertisements for video games rated M or AO on its trains, buses, and stations.

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) filed suit against the CTA, challenging the CTA's prohibition on certain computer and video game advertisements as a violation of the guarantees of free speech under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, charges the CTA with unfairly targeting the computer and video game industry by enacting an ordinance that selectively bans advertisements of computer and video games rated "Mature 17+" (M) or "Adults Only 18+" (AO).

Unfortunately, this isn't the first or last attack on computer and video games. ESA is doing its part, now it's time to do yours.
Spread the word about the VGVN to five friends today to help defend computer and video games from unconstitutional legislative assaults.

Protect Your Choice of Entertainment and Spread the Word

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Xbox Media Center Plug In: The Simpsons Channel


Xbox Media Center is an outstanding media player created for use on the Original Xbox. XBMC features many unique web related plug-ins. Users can view Apple Movie Trailers, watch TV Episodes, ETC.

This plug in allows users to watch full length Simpsons episodes hosted on the official website. Episodes are neatly organized into seasons and each has its own thumbnail image.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

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Undead Invade PlayStation®Home!
PlayStation Home Gets its First Graveyard as
Burn Zombie Burn! PlayStation Home Space Opens

GUILDFORD, ENGLAND, July 30, 2009 - Kuju Entertainment and developer doublesix today announced the opening of the first graveyard in PlayStation®Home, in the brand-new Burn Zombie Burn! PlayStation® Home Space.
 
The creepy new Burn Zombie Burn! PlayStation®Home Space incorporates the fun, cartoony art style and quirky sense of humor that make Burn Zombie Burn! a rollicking zombie-killing adventure. Players wandering the Burn Zombie Burn! graveyard, filled with statues, crypts and a maze, will find surprises around every corner.
 
The Burn Zombie Burn! PlayStation®Home Space includes three crypts, and those brave enough to explore them will find the first two filled with Burn Zombie Burn! goodies and extras, including a challenging hedge maze mini-game for up to six players. The third crypt, on the other hand, remains a mystery, though music and flashing lights offer some clue as to what lies behind the stone door. Curious zombie-slayers will need to master the timed mini-game if they want to discover the third crypt's secrets.
 
For more on Burn Zombie Burn! head to
www.burnzombieburn.com, and for Burn Zombie Burn! walkthroughs provided by the doublesix team, check out the dedicated

YouTube channel at
http://www.youtube.com/user/doublesixgames.

About Burn Zombie Burn!

Set across six classic American-horror-movie inspired levels, Burn Zombie Burn! is a top-down, arena-based shoot-em-up in the classic coin-op tradition featuring next-gen game-play mechanics and possessing that 'one-more-go' addictiveness which defines all of the great shooters.
 
The aim of the game couldn't be simpler; shoot, burn and blow-up as many brain-munching zombies as possible. Use fire to build up your multiplier and then destroy zombies en masse with explosives to increase that oh-so-important leaderboard high score.  But beware! A burning zombie is a faster zombie - burn too many and they will overwhelm you.
 
Burn Zombie Burn! is frantic, arcade gaming at its best - delivering dark humor and bloody zombie violence in copious amounts!

About doublesix:

doublesixis an award-winning game developer based in the heart of Guildford and is one of five regional studios formed by Kuju Entertainment Ltd.  Built around the teams that created the critically-acclaimed Geometry Wars: Galaxies and addictive PSN shooter Nucelus, the studio is dedicated to producing the highest-quality digital-distribution titles across all platforms: XBLA, PSN, WiiWare, PC and I-Phone. For more information about doublesix, visit
www.doublesixgames.com.

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SECRET ORIGIN OF THE NINTENDO DS: PART TWO NOW ONLINE

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We continue our explosive feature revealing the mysterious origin of the Nintendo DS. Explore the early rumors surrounding this controversial machine and learn the truth behind "Project Nitro" and the alleged "Portable GameCube." Its a tale of intrigue, suspense and corporate sabotage!

SECRETS REVEALED PART TWO

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