Saturday, April 30, 2011
3:18 pm pdt
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.
WHO DOESN’T LIKE A BUNCH OF ARROWS TO THE FACE? ORCS, THAT’S
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
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.com, www.facebook.com/RobotEntertainment and www.twitter.com/RobotEnt.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Friday, April 29, 2011
04/29/2011 - Doctor Doom Comes to Marvel Pinball in New DLC
3:16 pm pdt
The Fantastic Four clash with Doctor Doom, the Super-Skrull and the mighty Galactus in the first expansion
for the critically acclaimed downloadable videogame
ZEN Studios and Marvel Entertainment, LLC Celebrate 50 Years of the Fantastic
Four With New DLC for Marvel Pinball
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.
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.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Thursday, April 28, 2011
04/28/2011 - G4Box and Cross Fire Players Raise More than $5,000 USD for Japan Relief
3:33 pm pdt
Cross Fire Gamers Show Their Support For Victims of The Disaster
In Japan With The Month-long "Cross Fire For Japan" Donation Drive
G4BOX AND CROSS FIRE PLAYERS RAISE MORE THAN $5,000 USD
FOR THE RED CROSS JAPAN DISASTER RELIEF FUND
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
For more information about G4BOX visit www.g4box.com. For more information about the Z8Games lineup of games please visit
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
04/27/2011 - Artix Entertainment sponsors American Cancer Society Relay for Life
2:50 pm pdt
Join AE in the battle against
cancer at 6 PM on Friday, April 29th at Sunlake High School in Florida
Artix Entertainment sponsors American Cancer Society Relay for Life®; encourages donations from its 130 million gamers
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.
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.
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 .
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
04/26/2011 - Hollywood Files Deadly Intrigues comes to Nintendo DS
2:45 pm pdt
Brings Thrilling Hidden Object Game to Nintendo DSTM
BECOME A DETECTIVE AND SOLVE A MURDER MYSTERY IN HOLLYWOOD FILES
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
objectives to fulfil and secrets to uncover
• Mix of 20 puzzle and skill based mini-games
o Skill games:
o Puzzle games:
• Jigsaw puzzle
• Word finder
• Mechanical Puzzles
Hollywood Files: Deadly Intrigues for Nintendo DS is set to be released on 1st June 2011.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Monday, April 25, 2011
04/25/2011 - New Nintendo Console at E3 Expo 2011
3:40 pm pdt
Nintendo Console at E3 2011 - Project Cafe Confirmed by NintendoThe 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
Submitted By: E. Thomas