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Saturday, April 16, 2011

04/16/2011 - Win Tickets with PlayStation to the UEFA Champions League Final!
Win Tickets with PlayStation® to the UEFA Champions League Final!
PlayStation® and KONAMI join forces at the UEFA Champions Festival London

PlayStation® and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH’s PES 2011 will be the focal point of a special UEFA Champions League event in London, with coveted tickets to this year’s UEFA Champions League Final on May 28th at Wembley Stadium up for grabs.

The UEFA Champions Festival Tournament, presented by PlayStation® will be held at the week-long UEFA Champions Festival in London’s Hyde Park on May 28th, and will take the form of a special competition using PES 2011’s exclusive UEFA Champions League mode. Entrants from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal will gather to take each other on, following a series of pre-tournament events in each country that will be held over the coming weeks to determine the finalists.

The ultimate winners of each country’s qualification event will then get together on the 28th for a knock-out tournament using PES 2011’s UEFA Champions League mode, and thanks to PlayStation® ,the ultimate winner will receive a pair of tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium that evening. Similarly, as an added incentive, Runners-up will be invited to watch the game at a luxury venue, to be detailed later.

The UEFA Champions Festival will be a celebration of all things UEFA Champions League taking place from May 21st-28th, and official video game PES 2011 will feature in the Sony Stadium at allotted times throughout the week. Anyone visiting the event at these times will be invited to try their hand at the game on PlayStation®3 to win spot prizes. Entrants will also be entered into a prize draw for a number of additional prizes – including a second pair of tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final!

PES 2011 is the only football title to feature the UEFA Champions League, and simply playing the game on PlayStation®3 at the UEFA Champions Festival will offer a rare opportunity to secure tickets to the biggest game in European club football!


Champions Festival May 2011: At a Glance:

Venue: Hyde Park, London
Nearest tube: Marble Arch

Running times:
Sat 21 - Sun 22: 12.00 - 22.30
Mon 23 - Thu 26: 12.00 - 20.00
Fri 27: 12.00 - 22.30
Sat 28: 09.00 - 17.00

PES 2011 Walk-In Schedule (Sony Stadium, PlayStation Move Zone):

Sat 21: 16:00 - 18:30
Sun 22: 16:00 - 18:30
Thu 26: 17:00 - 20:00
Fri 27: 19:00 - 22:00

PES League UEFA Champions League Event (Sony Stadium, PlayStation Move Zone):
Sat 28: 11.00 - 13.30

PES League UEFA Champions League Final Match (Video Screen, Main Pitch)

Sat 28: 15.00 - 15.30

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Friday, April 15, 2011

04/15/2011 - Rent a Hero No 1 Rare English Version for Xbox
Rent A Hero No. 1 - Rare English Version Discovered

Sega's cult series Rent A Hero comes to the original Xbox. This rare English version of the game is actually a port of the Japanese Dreamcast title. Although this game is complete, it was never released on the American market.

This quirky and extremely unique action titles centers around a super hero for hire, hence the name "rent a hero." You'll travel around the city looking for jobs, helping citizens, fighting criminals, and delivering restaurant fliers. Its a wild blend of interesting game play that makes for a truly unique gaming experience.

The game even features a cameo by former Sega Saturn Mascot Segata Sanshiro!!

We hope Sega will consider releasing this game on XBLA, PSN or possibly on a future Dreamcast Collection.


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Thursday, April 14, 2011

04/14/2011 - Zombie Driver - Retail Release for Undead Motorist Game
Zombie Driver

Pit your wits against zombie hordes as race driving meets visceral violence

Excalibur Publishing spreads the infection with the PC-DVD ROM release of Zombie Driver, the Golden Joystick award nominated horror extravaganza!

Slice and dice your way through hordes of the undead in a race against time to save the hapless residents of a city cursed by a zombie scourge. Race along the streets, smashing all obstacles in your path and dealing with the dozens of determined dead with a wide range of weaponry attached to your vehicle as you hack and slash, flail and fry your way to victory.

Zombie Driver blends arcade action with compelling racing in a frantic killfest where you can become the hero amidst all the horror! With a massive array of gameplay modes that pitch you against the marauding mutants the mayhem never ends!

Frenetic features include:-

Story mode with 17 missions, sub quests and bonus objectives in a huge, free roaming city

Blood Race mode with 30 unique events offering the best arcade racing experience in 3 distinct game types:

     Race - classic racing spiced up with guns and loads of zombies
     Eliminator - take down as many vehicles as you can before the time runs out
     Endurance - there is a bomb on your car and its ticking. Race through checkpoints to extend your time

Slaughter mode with 6 survival arenas featuring enormous killing sprees

8 different cars ranging from a sports car to a school bus
9 different upgrades for each car, which can transform even an innocent taxi into a Chariot of Death.
All cars can be mounted with miniguns, flamethrowers, rocket launchers or even dual railguns.

Post your highscores to Facebook directly from the game
Zombie Driver will spread the scourge with an infection date of Friday 13th May 2011 for £24.99. Visit
www.excalibur-publishing.com for more information - if you dare!

For a free custom "I'm A Zombie Driver" window sticker email your name, address and blood group (optional) to our Undead Services Department at

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

04/13/2011 - Halo Gets New Motion Comic
343 Industries Grows “Halo” Universe with New Waypoint Features and Dramatic Motion Comic

10th Anniversary “Halo” franchise celebration kicks off this August

London 13 April 2011 – Starting 15 April, your definitive online “Halo” destination will unlock new corners of the “Halo” universe as a slew of new features arrive for the Xbox 360 version of Halo Waypoint, including stat tracking, community sharing and game-launching options.

Additionally, 343 Industries is excited to release even more news today to kick off the spring season, including the premiere of a brand new motion comic series entitled “The Mona Lisa” on 23 April and a fresh line-up of “Halo” Avatar items and action figures.

Halo Waypoint Gets New Features, Faster

This Friday, Halo Waypoint, your source for “Halo” news, community content and insight into the “Halo” universe, will receive an update with numerous new features – and a significant performance boost for the entire experience, making Waypoint faster and smoother.

For the first time, your “Halo: Reach” service record will be fully accessible from Waypoint, making everything from detailed game history to weapons stats and Challenges available at your fingertips, anytime you’re using your Xbox 360. There’s even a brand new “Compare with Friends” feature that lets you compare your stats against your friends and rivals, along with two new Waypoint career levels. You can also get many of these same great Waypoint features on Windows Phone 7 with the Waypoint Application available in the Windows Phone App Store and on the web at http://HaloWaypoint.com.

The update also adds the ability to launch the Games on Demand version of “Halo: Reach” straight from Waypoint, and introduces a new video player which features the same “Instant On” streaming technology utilised by Zune, making the viewing of “Halo” fiction and community videos on Waypoint over Xbox LIVE faster and easier.

“The Mona Lisa” Premieres on Halo Waypoint next Saturday, 23 April!

“The Mona Lisa” is a vivid motion comic that retells a dark tale from the “Halo Evolutions” anthology, set shortly after the events of “Halo: Combat Evolved” and brought dramatically to life by leading production studios ONE and Pyramind. Sent on a highly-classified mission in the debris field of the Halo artefact, the crew of the UNSC Red Horse discover a derelict prison ship – the Mona Lisa – adrift in space . When a contingent of marines board this vessel, they come face to face with a more terrifying threat than the Covenant and are forced to battle for their very survival. “The Mona Lisa” will be available for Waypoint on Xbox LIVE, Windows Phone 7, and on the web when it premieres next Saturday, so be sure to tune in!

Fresh Line-up of “Halo” Avatar Items and Action Figures Kick Off Spring in True Spartan Fashion

Make sure you look your best while battling to save the galaxy with a fun new collection of “Halo” Avatar gear and props, including a new selection of Spartan helmets and Red vs. Blue T-shirts for campers and Grifball fans alike. Available 14 April on Xbox LIVE, this new Avatar collection also includes the single most infectious prop we’ve ever grown – a Flood infection form for your Avatar to (very carefully) nurture and love!

10 Years of Halo...

The Halo franchise will be enjoying its 10th Anniversary this year, with celebrations kicking off at the Penny Arcade Expo Prime in Seattle on 26, 27 and 28 August. Stay tuned for more information about the celebrations.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

04/12/2011 - NOX Audio Giving Away Trip to E3
NOX Audio’s “E3 + Me” Sweepstakes Creates Ultimate Gaming and Music Experience

One NOX Fan Will Win a Trip to E3 2011 to Meet a World-Famous Hip-Hop Artist

City of Industry , Calif. – April 12, 2011 – 
NOX Audio is set to make a big splash at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year with a look at its next headset, the revolutionary Admiral Touch. To celebrate, one lucky fan will win the gaming experience of a lifetime: NOX is giving away an all-expenses paid trip to E3 in Los Angeles. The grand prize package includes round-trip airfare for two, three days of hotel accommodations in Los Angeles, two passes to the event, an exclusive meet-and-greet with one of hip-hop’s biggest stars and a “NOX-BOX” containing a Specialist Headset Gaming Bundle, a $50 GameStop gift card and a collection of gaming products.

Fans can enter to win the “E3 + Me” sweepstakes beginning today by “liking”
NOX Audio on Facebook and completing a short entry form. Existing NOX Facebook fans can enter simply by filling out the form. No purchase necessary to enter. The sweepstakes runs through Sunday, May 8, and is open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and older. In addition the grand prize trip to attend E3 2011 in Los Angeles, NOX is also giving away additional prizes:

·         One First Prize Winner: An Xbox 360 KINECT and “NOX-BOX,” containing:
             o   Specialist Gaming Headset Bundle
             o   Operation Flashpoint: Red River video game (for Xbox 360 or PS3)
             o   Earth Defense Force 2017 video game (for Xbox 360 or PS3)
             o   Ridge Racer 3D video game(for Nintendo 3DS)
             o   OnLive Full Game PlayPass and T-shirt
·         Three Second Prize Winners: A NOX-BOX and $50 GameStop gift card
·         Three Third Prize Winners: A $50 GameStop gift card

“We’re unleashing an audio uprising with our innovative new headset, the Admiral Touch,” said Brad Schlachter, vice president of marketing, NOX Audio. “The Admiral Touch incorporates innovative features many of our fans have asked for, including surround sound, full wireless capabilities and a built-in touchscreen. We’ll be revealing more exciting news about the Admiral Touch at E3, and we want to offer our fans the chance to be there with us, and our special guest, to celebrate.”

Featuring a built-in touchscreen powered by the Android OS, the Admiral Touch supports app downloads such as streaming music applications and VoIP applications such as MSN chat and Skype, thanks to its built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. With 7.1-channel digital surround sound, the Admiral Touch creates an immersive experience for playing video games, listening to music and watching movies, as well as crisp, clear audio for phone calls, making it the only truly wireless headset available on the market. Featuring rotating ear-cups that double as a loudspeaker, the headset will offer maximum versatility and compatibility with PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PCs, personal music players such as the iPod, home theaters and cell phones and all other electronic devices with a standard 3.5 mm jack and/or any devices with built-in Bluetooth. A removable and rechargeable Li-Ion battery provides more than five hours of battery life for optimal usage with any compatible product. NOX also will offer a standard Admiral headset, which shares all of the features of the Admiral Touch, minus the Android touchscreen. Prototypes of the Admiral Touch will be on display at E3 in the NOX Audio booth.

To enter for a chance to win, approximate retail value of the prizes or for more details on terms and conditions of the sweepstakes, please visit

About NOX Audio
Headquartered in City of Industry, Calif., NOX Audio is committed to making high quality audio experiences more accessible for consumers. Owned by Solteras Incorporated, a developer of leading-edge audio and acoustic products, NOX creates innovative, versatile products with killer sound and revolutionary design. The company’s first products – the NOX Specialist, NOX Negotiator and NOX Scout – debuted in 2010. More information on NOX Audio and its line of audio equipment can be found at 

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Monday, April 11, 2011

04/11/2011 - Video Games of the 70īs - Interactive Exhibition in Brazil
Video Games of the 70´s - Interactive Exhibition in Brazil

For those who like culture and history of the Video Games, Gamecultura is holding with an exhibition with games and consoles of the 70s in São Paulo, Brazil.

The free exhibition, under the curatorships of Roger Tavares, PhD, and the production of Guilherme Bellini, will bring several moments and curiosities of the early history of video games, especially games and machines produced in Brazil over that time.

Moreover can play classics like Breakout and Night Driver on an original Atari 2600, the public can learn about machines, guides, catalogs, advertisements, and accessories. Odyssey, Intellivision, Atari, Simon, paddles, cartridges, to name a few.

10 computers will be running a tribute to Pong, one of the most influential games to date, and other classics from that time pioneers. There will also be an original Space Invaders arcade operating for the audience interaction.

The place will also hold various other activities related to the 70s, toys, decor, music concerts, television shows, impersonators, advertisements and more. A journey through time guaranteed. Put on your bell-bottom pants, and show up.

What: Interactive Exhibition with video games of the 70´s
Where: SESC Santana, São Paulo, Brazil
Address: Av. Luiz Dumont Villares, 579, São Paulo, SP, 02085-100
When: April, 16 and 17, weekend, from 6:00PM to 00:00 on Saturday, and 11:00AM to 16:00PM on Sunday.
How Much: FREE.
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