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Friday, June 3, 2011

06/03/2011 - DigThatBox.com 2011 Arcade Token Give-Away

DigThatBox.com Announces 2011 Arcade Token Give-Away

Web Site Giving Away Limited Edition Silver Arcade Tokens at E3 Expo 2011, Anime Expo, SDCC 11, and Online

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HOLLYWOOD, CA June 3rd, 2011 – They are doing it again! The madmen at digthatbox.com are proud to announce the 2011 Arcade Token Give-Away. Representatives of the site will be giving away 3,000 beautifully crafted, custom made silver arcade tokens at the upcoming 2011 E3 Expo™ in Los Angeles, CA.  

Last year digthatbox.com distributed 5,000 custom made arcade tokens at the 2010 E3 Expo™. After the massive success last year’s give-away the site has decided to do it again, only this time the site is giving away limited edition silver arcade tokens. The extremely high quality nickel plated arcade tokens are limited to a run of 3,000. These finely crafted coins are made from the highest quality materials. Due to increased production costs the tokens are limited to a run of 3,000 and will be available only on a first come, first served basis. 

Site founder E. Thomas, also known as “Mr. E3,” says:  “I had an incredible time giving away tokens to my fellow E3 attendees. It was an amazing experience. People have often asked me why I would do something like this?  My response is always the same. Why not? E3 is like a gigantic party. And I just want to make sure everyone is having as much fun as I am. Besides in recent years companies have really cut down on the number of freebies they give away at the show.  That’s another reason why I decided to create these tokens. I wanted to give everyone a souvenir. They are a celebration of gaming and of the E3 Expo. And if you can’t make it to the show I’ll send you one in the mail, no matter where you live in the World.*” (*while supplies last)

This beautiful and unique collector’s item was created by artist Christian George-Morehouse in co-operation with Osborne Coinage®. These freshly minted nickel plated tokens shine with a beautiful silver luster. The coin layout is an homage to the famous Chuck E. Cheese® token. The center of the design features the classic Space Invader logo, known worldwide as the universal symbol of video games.  The text around the logo reads “Dig That Box.com Can You Dig It?”

DigThatBox.com will also be giving away tokens to its loyal online readers. Additional details for the online give-away will be released during the 2011 E3 Expo™, which runs from June 7th to June 9th. Tokens will also be available at the Los Angeles Anime Expo and the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. Stay tuned for additional details.

Submitted By: E Thomas

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

06/02/2011 - Catwoman Confirmed as Playable Character in Batman Arkham City
Catwoman Confirmed as Playable Character in Batman: Arkham City
June 2nd 2011: In anticipation of E3, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment are excited to announce that Catwoman is a fully playable character in Batman: Arkham City on all platforms for which the game will be available:  Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

As Catwoman, players will have a chance to indulge in their darker side and explore Arkham City as the infamous feline femme fatale.  Complete with her own storyline in the main game, Catwoman’s adventure complements Batman’s central role and is seamlessly interwoven with his main story arc.  She will also be playable in the challenge maps with her own unique combat moves, gadgetry and signature 'takedowns'.

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City – five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum – and the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new, all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license. Fans canvisit
www.batmanarkhamcity.com to sign up to receive updates regarding the game and join the discussion on the recently launched community site at http://community.batmanarkhamcity.com to participate in forums, read upcoming developer diaries and stay abreast of all the latest Batman: Arkham City news.

Submitted By: E. Thomas

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

06/01/2011 - Nationwide 3DS Street Pass Day June 25th
NINTENDO 3DS FANS NATIONWIDE TO UNITE FOR STREETPASS DAY ON JUNE 25

Ever since the launch of the  Nintendo 3DS™ system, users around the U.S. increasingly have been seeking each other out to plan in-person meetups and exchange fun content via the system's built-in StreetPass™ feature. To make it even easier for fans to connect and come together, Nintendo of America has created a Meetup Everywhere community that people can use to organize their own local StreetPass-themed meetups and social gatherings*. To mark the launch of this community, Nintendo 3DS users everywhere are encouraged to hold StreetPass meetups on Saturday, June 25, which has been designated Nintendo 3DS StreetPass Day.

Meetup Everywhere is a simple-to-use online platform that enables an organization's fans or followers to coordinate local, real-life meetups based on shared interests. Nintendo 3DS users who are interested in sharing content with others via StreetPass are invited to visit
http://www.meetup.com/nintendo3ds to find events in their area or to plan their own StreetPass meetups. Users are also encouraged to use the “#streetpass” hashtag within social media to promote Nintendo 3DS StreetPass events throughout the year and attract even more participants.

While gathered together in the same location, anyone can use the Nintendo 3DS system's built-in StreetPass feature to share content such as Mii™ characters, game stats and custom characters. Users can control which kinds of information they exchange, and they can trade data from multiple games such as  nintendogs™ + cats or Super  Street Fighter® IV 3D Edition at the same time.

For more information about StreetPass, StreetPass-compatible games and Nintendo 3DS, visit
http://www.nintendo3ds.com.

*Meetup events are neither sponsored nor endorsed by Nintendo.  

Submitted By: E. Thomas

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06/01/2011 - Sega and Gearbox's Alien's Colonial Marines Spring 2012
SEGA AND GEARBOX’S ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES TO DEPLOY SPRING 2012

Catch a First Look at E3 2011 of the Game That Pits You and Your Friends Against the Deadliest Killers in the Galaxy

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LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (June 1, 2011) –SEGA® Europe Ltd. And SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that the highly-anticipated first-person shooter, Aliens: Colonial Marines™, will be launching in spring 2012 on PC, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise. The game pits players against the universe’s ultimate alien killing machines, the Xenomorphs, in claustrophobic environments guaranteed to produce blood curdling thrills that the movie is renowned for. A first look of the game is presented in the South Hall at SEGA’s booth #2023, at this week’s E3 in Los Angeles.

“To Gearbox Software and its peers throughout the industry, ALIENS is one of the most influential science fiction properties of all time,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software.  “Aliens: Colonial Marines, designed as an interactive successor to the landmark films from Twentieth Century Fox, is a dream project about which our studio is deeply committed and passionate.”

“Aliens: Colonial Marines will be THE definitive ALIENS gaming experience,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “Gearbox Software are doing a brilliant job translating the thrill and horror that ALIENS stands for into an action-packed shooter experience with co-operative gameplay at its core.”

Gary Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President of New Media for Fox Consumer Products added, “It’s no easy task to take on one of the most influential films of all-time, but SEGA and Gearbox are not going to disappoint.  This game will be a must-have for fans of the ALIENS franchise and gamers around the globe.”

Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew. They will have to fight to survive unspeakable horrors and their own anxieties as they chase down the truth behind a galaxy-spanning deception that places humanity at the mercy of the most murderous and deadly species in the universe. Aliens: Colonial Marines features authentic environments, such as the surface of LV-426 and Hadley’s Hope, weapons inspired by the film series and is designed to provide an exhilarating and engaging new chapter in the Aliens universe.

Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available spring 2012 on PlayStation®3 system, Xbox 360 and PC. The game is also on display in the South Hall at SEGA’s booth #2023, at this week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

For more information about the game, please visit
www.sega.com.

Submitted By: E. Thomas

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

05/31/2011 - E3Insider.com Launch

E3 Launches Real-Time Virtual Experience Web Site with E3Insider.com

Platform Enables Game Enthusiasts to Virtually Participate in E3 2011

Washington, DC – May 31, 2011 – Millions of gamers around the world will now be able to access E3 2011 with the launch of E3 Insider (www.E3Insider.com), the Entertainment Software Association announced today. E3 Insider provides a virtual event experience exclusive in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes looks at the event, and previews into highly-anticipated computer and video games. 

Starting today, E3 Insider will feature pre-show coverage and a steady stream of exhibitors’ virtual booth content such as announcements, screens and video trailers. Beginning June 6, 2011, E3 Insider will provide a real-time news feed, streaming coverage of press conferences, exclusive video interviews, and a comprehensive virtual E3 experience accessible from web and mobile browsers.

“E3 is the leading computer and video game event in the world. Millions of enthusiasts who want to attend will now be able to have the same incredible experience as the attendees on the exhibit floor,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president for communications and industry affairs at the ESA. “We’re proud to offer this opportunity to gamers and look forward to their enthusiasm for the innovative and remarkable entertainment that will be unveiled at E3.”

Each E3 exhibitor will be featured on E3 Insider through a virtual booth that includes its latest announcements, screenshots, game trailers and exclusive show floor video interviews.

Visitors will be able to rate their interest in company announcements through voting polls and real-time social data that will reveal the most viewed games and the most anticipated games of the show.

E3 Insider was developed in cooperation with IDG Entertainment/GamePro Media, which provides content for targeted audiences. An interactive show floor map, using a real time Web communication platform powered by Kaazing, will display a “heat map” identifying where virtual “crowds” are gathering. Using the heat map, site visitors can immediately follow the hot stories and games at the event. Both during and after the event, exhibitors will have access to site analytics that gauge consumer interest in their activities at E3.

Follow E3 Insider on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/E3-Insider/114121875340060

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/E3Insider

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialE3Insider

The Entertainment Software Association is the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. The ESA offers services to interactive entertainment software publishers including a global anti-piracy program, owning the Electronic Entertainment Expo, business and consumer research, federal and state government relations, First Amendment and intellectual property protection efforts. For more information, please visit www.theESA.com.

Submitted By: E. Thomas


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Sunday, May 29, 2011

05/29/2011 - Paper Mario 3D Teaser Trailer

Paper Mario 3D Teaser Trailer


Here is a teaser trailer that we created for Paper Mario for Nintendo 3DS. For this trailer we combined every bit of available gameplay footage to give the viewer a glimpse at this highly anticipated title. We here at digthatbox.com hope Nintendo will blow the lid off this game at the upcoming E3 Expo. Until then please enjoy this short teaser trailer.

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