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Saturday, April 30, 2011

WHO DOESN’T LIKE A BUNCH OF ARROWS TO THE FACE? ORCS, THAT’S WHO!

April 27, 2011 –Robot Entertainment has released a new gameplay video and screenshots for  Orcs Must Die!™ The video highlights the Arrow Wall, one of the many unlockable defenses found in the game. Place these deadly beauties at the end of fortress corridors to cover an unguarded approach, or stick two across a hall from each other to shred a whole legion of enemies in a devastating crossfire. This spotlight video is the first in a series of weekly videos that will reveal several of the deadly traps that players can unlock as they play through  Orcs Must Die!  this summer.

About Orcs Must Die!

Orcs Must Die! is an action-strategy game that challenges players to defend fortresses under siege. With a wide variety of traps and weapons to choose from,  Orcs Must Die! dares players to find the best ways to hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate an endless army of filthy orcs and their vile allies.  Orcs Must Die! features a vibrant look, addictive gameplay, and a blatant disregard for the welfare of orcs.  Orcs Must Die! will be available exclusively as a digital download on personal computers and consoles this summer and can be found on the web at 
www.OrcsMustDie.com, www.Facebook.com/OMDGame and  www.twitter.com/OrcsMustDie.

About Robot Entertainment

Founded in 2009, Robot Entertainment is an independent game development studio based in Plano, Texas. Formed by veterans of Ensemble Studios, the creators of Halo Wars and the Age of Empires franchise, which has sold more than 20 million games, the studio is focused on creating original games that are unbearably fun. Robot can be found on the web at 
www.robotentertainment.comwww.facebook.com/RobotEntertainment and www.twitter.com/RobotEnt.


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Friday, April 29, 2011

04/29/2011 - Doctor Doom Comes to Marvel Pinball in New DLC
ZEN Studios and Marvel Entertainment, LLC Celebrate 50 Years of the Fantastic Four With New DLC for Marvel Pinball

The Fantastic Four clash with Doctor Doom, the Super-Skrull and the mighty Galactus in the first expansion for the critically acclaimed downloadable videogame

LOS ANGELES – April 29, 2011 –  ZEN Studios today announced that “Fantastic Four” will be the newest addition to Marvel Pinballon PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox®360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft.  Helping to commemorate this year’s 50th anniversary of Marvel’s First Family, who ushered in a new age of Super Heroes in 1961’s FANTASTIC FOUR #1, this downloadable content will be available May 17 for Marvel Pinball on PlayStation®Network in North America, and May 18 for PlayStation®Network Europe and Pinball FX2 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade.

Featuring Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Thing and the Human Torch, the Fantastic Four table features loads of interactive 3D models, online multiplayer competition and multiple layers of Super Hero gameplay. Guide the ball up the Torch Ramp, discover a set of Invisible Flippers, and feel the full crushing force of the Thing as you take down Doctor Doom just in time to face mighty Galactus and save Earth from obliteration.

“Fantastic Four” will seamlessly integrate into the Pinball FX2 platform on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, and Marvel Pinballplatform on PlayStation®Network, with full social feature support. “Fantastic Four” will also feature new Achievements and Trophies, operators menu and rule sheet.

Guest starring such fan favorites as Galactus, Doctor Doom, Super-Skrull, the Mole Man and H.E.R.B.I.E. the robot, the Fantastic Four table adds another action-packed pinball adventure to the critically acclaimed Marvel Pinball,which already includes “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Wolverine,” “The Invincible Iron Man” and “Blade.”

For the latest Marvel Pinball news and more details on the Fantastic Four table, visit
www.marvelpinball.com.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

04/28/2011 - G4Box and Cross Fire Players Raise More than $5,000 USD for Japan Relief
G4BOX AND CROSS FIRE PLAYERS RAISE MORE THAN $5,000 USD     FOR THE RED CROSS JAPAN DISASTER RELIEF FUND

Cross Fire Gamers Show Their Support For Victims of The Disaster In Japan With The Month-long "Cross Fire For Japan" Donation Drive

Toronto, CANADA - April 28, 2011 - G4Box Inc., a North American publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment media today announced the results of the donation drive for victims of the disaster in Japan hosted by its popular online military shooter, Cross Fire (
http://crossfire.z8games.com

G4Box and Cross Fire held the month-long "Cross Fire For Japan" charity drive from March 24th to April 24th and donated 10% of all sales of the game's Panda and Japan Name Card Items to the Red Cross Japan Disaster Relief Fund.  The Cross Fire player community showed their love and support for Japan by sporting Panda items and Japan Flag Name cards in-game and collectively helped Cross Fire and G4Box to donate more than $5,000 to the Red Cross Japan Disaster Relief Fund.

"The people affected by the tragedy in Japan are still facing so many tribulations and our community really stepped up to support them and donate to the cause during their time of need," said Jason Yang, CEO of G4Box Inc.  "We are lucky to have a very loyal and caring Cross Fire community who gladly supported this very important cause."

Cross Fire is a free online military first-person shooter for Windows PCs. Players assume the role of either a Black List or Global Risk operative and compete in various modes of play including Team Death Match, the Mutant infested Mutation Mode, attack and defend Escape Mode, and the exclusive stealth-action Ghost Mode. Cross Fire includes a military ranking system, in-game friends lists, an integrated clan system, deep character customization options and social media integration via the Cross Fire website. Cross Fire is part of the Z8Games platform of free-to-play games.

Cross Fire is free-to-download-and-play. Visit the Cross Fire homepage
at:
http://crossfire.z8games.com  

For more information about G4BOX visit
www.g4box.com.  For more information about the Z8Games lineup of games please visit www.z8games.com

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

04/27/2011 - Artix Entertainment sponsors American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Artix Entertainment sponsors American Cancer Society Relay for Life®; encourages donations from its 130 million gamers

Join AE in the battle against cancer at 6 PM on Friday, April 29th at Sunlake High School in Florida

LAND O'LAKES, FLORIDA - April 27, 2011 – Artix Entertainment, the indie game development studio that delivers download-free browser-based RPGs to 130 million users, has become a sponsor of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life® to help the fight against cancer.   The entire Artix development team will be at the event.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is an event where participants walk around a track in celebration of the lives of people who battled cancer, in memory of loved ones who have lost their lives to cancer, and to fight back against the disease. Because cancer never sleeps, the relay is an overnight event where people will be walking the track during the day and throughout the night.  The event will last 18 hours starting on April 29th at 6 PM on the track at Sunlake High School.

More than 20 teams and 250 individuals will be participating in the relay to raise awareness and funds to save lives from cancer. At least one member from each team will be walking the track at all times.  A Luminaria ceremony will begin after dark on the first night of the relay, April 29th. During the ceremony, candles will be lit and placed inside sand-filled bags to honor the people who have been touched by cancer and to remember loved ones who lost their lives to the disease. A silent lap around the track will follow the ceremony.

"We are very excited to be supporting the Relay for Life. Any event where you battle one of the most dangerous diseases on the planet by walking around in circles for 18-hours straight... COUNT US IN!" said Adam Bohn, CEO of Artix Entertainment, LLC. “And we encourage everyone who can, to make a small donation to this noble cause.”

To make a donation, please visit the Artix Entertainment team page
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY11FL?pg=team&fr_id=29854&team_id=924375 (or you can make a direct donation to the event or to an individual participant by visiting http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?sid=97291&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=29854.)

Bohn also noted that Artix will be sponsoring a track-side tent with game merchandise, and 100% of the revenues generated during the Relay for Life will be donated to the event.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life has grown into a global event.  Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 19 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.

Artix Entertainment joins other sponsors of Relay for Life events around the country including Walmart, Staples, UPS, Delta, Kraft Foods, AT&T, and American Airlines, among many others.

For more information about The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, visit
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=29854&pg=entry .  For more information about Artix Entertainment, visit www.artix.com .

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

04/26/2011 - Hollywood Files Deadly Intrigues comes to Nintendo DS
BECOME A DETECTIVE AND SOLVE A MURDER MYSTERY IN HOLLYWOOD FILES DEADLY INTRIGUESTM

Easy InteractiveTM Brings Thrilling Hidden Object Game to Nintendo DSTM

De Meern, Netherlands – 26th April 2011– Easy Interactive™ is pleased to announce Hollywood Files Deadly Intrigues™ for Nintendo DS™. Hollywood Files Deadly Intrigues is a hidden object game that blends an intriguing storyline with an array of fun mini-games, to bring one of the most captivating detective adventures to the handheld console.

In Hollywood Files Deadly Intrigues players are thrown in to the frantic life of Zoey, a private investigator and owner of a thriving detective agency in Hollywood. The game’s plot revolves around the death of Peter, a famous actor involved in a freak car accident.  Players are embroiled into this sensational ‘murder’ case as one of their clients, Robert Danson, becomes a prime suspect in the police investigation – so they must uncover the truth by collecting clues and solving the entangled mysteries that lie ahead.

Hollywood Files Deadly Intrigues features 30 levels of hidden object gameplay, set across three chapters narrated in a comic book style.  In each chapter, there will be a number of objectives and hidden secrets - players must fulfil and uncover as many of these as possible.  By using and combining the hidden objects they find, players can advance through the story and get one step closer to unravelling the mysteries surrounding the case.   Mini-games also play a significant part in Hollywood Files Deadly Intrigues as players will need to complete a range of puzzle and skill types to gain access to certain objects, locations and levels.

Easy Interactive Managing Director, Michel van Elmpt comments, “Hollywood Files: Deadly Intrigues is unlike any other hidden object game, setting itself apart by incorporating an incredibly gripping murder mystery plot that will keep players in suspense throughout”.  He adds, “Easy Interactive is dedicated to publishing games that appeal to a broad audience and Most Wanted Entertainment’s game are a perfect fit.  We’ve worked with them previously on a number of DS titles including Mystery Tales – Time Travel and Treasures of Montezuma, both of which were warmly welcomed by the UK casual gaming audience, so we’re confident Hollywood Files: Deadly Intrigues will have the same appeal.

Hollywood Files: Deadly Intrigues features in full:

• Story mode with 30 levels of hidden object gameplay
• Over 1000 hidden objects to find
• Intriguing pre-defined story set across three chapters
• Well-defined objectives to fulfil and secrets to uncover
• Mix of 20 puzzle and skill based mini-games
    o Skill games:
      • Reflex
      • Drawing
    o Puzzle games:
      • Jigsaw puzzle
      • Slide puzzle
      • Minesweeper
      • Memory
      • Word finder
      • Mechanical Puzzles
      • Memory game

Hollywood Files: Deadly Intrigues for Nintendo DS is set to be released on 1st June 2011.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

04/25/2011 - New Nintendo Console at E3 Expo 2011
New Nintendo Console at E3 2011 - Project Cafe Confirmed by Nintendo

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The Internet is exploding with rumors of Nintendo's new video game console, code named "Project Cafe." Well today the company made it official. Nintendo will show their new console at E3 2011. This memo from the company confirms their plans for the E3 Expo. The machine will be on display along with 1st and 3rd party software. This announcement makes E3 2011 the most highly anticipated show in E3 history. The event runs from June 4th to June 7th. Stay tuned for more details as this story develops. And we'll see you at the show!

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