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Friday, July 1, 2011

07/01/2011- 24 Hour Halo Marathon for Charity
TrueAchievements.com Presents The Ultrafun: Halo Forever! (For a day)

TrueAchievements is proud to announce that we are holding The Ultrafun: Halo Forever! (For a day) with the goal of raising money for Child's Play.

We have staffers broken up into two teams, Red & Blue, who will be playing the campaigns of Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo: Reach on Legendary in 4-player Co-Op. They will be kicking off at 1:00 PM GMT (8:00 AM EST) on July 2nd (this Saturday) and not stopping for 24 straight hours.

As we raise money and pass certain milestones, the teams will back out to the main menu add a SKULL, and resume their playthrough with the new skull challenges implemented. Ergo, the more you donate, the more skulls will be added and the more "fun" this challenge will be! Here are the donation milestones:

• IWHBYD Skull - $100
• Grunt Birthday Skull - $150
• Cowbell Skull - $250
• Catch Skull - $500
• Fog Skull - $1,000
• Tough Luck Skull - $2,500
• Famine Skull - $4,000
• Thunderstorm Skull - $6,500
• Tilt Skull - $10,000
• Black Eye Skull - $14,000
• Mythic Skull - $20,000

It has also been hinted that, if we pass $50,000, the teams will commit to playing at least 30 straight hours... or until they pass out.

In the event that the teams SOMEHOW manage to beat the campaigns of all three games before the 24 hours elapses, they will move over to Halo: Reach multiplayer and take on members of the community in "Big Team Battle" with all eight staffers facing off against eight community members at a time.

If you'd like to add your voice to the Twitter/Ultrafun movement, be sure to use the hashtag: #theultrafun

Finally, and best of all, we will be streaming live on USTREAM as well as capturing video and posting highlights next week. Donations for the event are now open. Donations are being taken via the event’s ChipIn Page. NOTE: ChipIn works with PayPal accounts.

We realize that times are tough, and money is tight right now, but remember that every dollar you donate goes to buying games for children in hospitals... children who need that mental distraction and brief respite from illnesses that sometimes don't have a cure. So, please, if you can, give generously.

USTREAM Link -
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-ultrafun

ChipIn Page - http://theultrafun.chipin.com/halo-forever-for-a-day

TrueAchievements Story -
http://www.trueachievements.com/n4402/the-ultrafun-halo-forever-for-a-day.htm  

Submitted By: E. Thomas

 
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

06/30/2011 - Stick 'Em Up 2 Now Available on Xbox Live
STICK 'EM UP 2: PAPER ADVENTURES

Now available on Xbox LIVE Indie Games

The sequel to last year's "Stick 'Em Up" features the same run'n'gun/platforming blend of gameplay as it's predecessor, but now with a completely revamped visual style that makes the levels look like hand-made paper and card collages.

The signature vehicles from the first game return, now with vastly improved physics and controls, and the arsenal of weapons has been expanded to fit the new level themes with swords, shurikens, and spears joining the traditional assault rifle and rocket launcher. 2-4 player co-op is still available, of course, as are VS and team VS deathmatch modes.

Stick 'Em Up 2 is available now on Xbox LIVE Indie Games for the introductory price of 240 Microsoft Points ($3.00 / 2,79 € / £2.04). A significant content update including new levels is planned for later in the summer. The price will be increasing to 400 Microsoft Points, but players who buy at the current price will get the update for no additional cost.

Submitted By: E. Thomas

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

06/29/2011 - 5 Awesome PS Minis for Five Dollars
Frima Studio Adds Aliens, Gods, and Zombies to Your Summer – “AWESOME Summer Minis Bundle” Sale Announced

Quebec, Canada - June 28, 2011 - Frima Studio, Canada's leading independent game developer, has declared that today is officially the start of an “awesome” summer by announcing the “AWESOME Summer Minis Bundle,” a collection of Frima’s five best-selling PlayStation® mini titles, now available for a bundled price of $4.99 USD on the PlayStation® Store. The sale price is almost 70% off the regular combined price of these five titles. Through the epic realm of mythical Norse gods or the darkest corners of the galaxy, these five assorted games are sure to satisfy your never-ending taste for adventure. This one-of-a-kind-video-game-buffet includes premium titles like A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks!, Young Thor, Widgets Odyssey 1 and 2, and Zombie Tycoon, all for a 70% discount off the combined retail price.

The AWESOME Summer Minis Bundle features:

- A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks!
- Young Thor
- Widgets Odyssey
- Widgets Odyssey 2
- Zombie Tycoon

Can’t set your mind on a good game to buy? How ‘bout 5 of ‘em! With a platformer, shooter, real-time strategy and beat-em-up title, the Frima “AWESOME Summer Minis Bundle” contains action-packed games to suit any gamer. WARNING: extreme awesomeness may cause severe summer shortness.
For more information on these titles, as well as Frima’s outstanding library of games for all other platforms, please visit:
http://frimastudio.com/

Submitted By: E. Thomas

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

06/28/2011 - Special Promo For Our YouTube Subscribers
Last Chance To Get Free Arcade Token By Mail
Special Private Give Away for YouTube Fans

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This is a special private give away for our YouTube Subscribers. This promo will not be publicized on the front page of this site. We have held back an extremely limited supply of our custom made Arcade Tokens, and we will send one to you, free of charge, no matter where you live in the World. These tokens are made each year to celebrate the opening of the Summer Convention Season, starting with the best conventions of them all, the E3 Expo. These coins are available exclusively at the E3 Expo, with a limited supply made available to our readers online.

This year we have saved a small "private stash" just for our YouTube subscribers and friends. All you have to do is email us at the following address. Please include your full name and your complete shipping address:

SORRY: OFFER CLOSED 7/1/2011

And as a special added bonus, the first 50 people to mention "YouTube" in the subject line of their email will get both our Gold 2010 Arcade Token and our Silver 2011 Arcade Token! This is the only way to get both tokens. Act quickly as supplies are extremely limited and will run out very quickly.

*Anti Spam Guarantee:
Once your token has been shipped your original email will be destroyed. You will not be contacted by DigThatBox.com or any of its affiliates. We value and protect your privacy.

*Disclaimer: We are not responsible for lost of misdirected mail. Please check your information carefully before submitting your email. Blank, duplicate or incomplete emails will be deleted. Limit one offer per household.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

06/27/2011 - Create your own shield for Dark Souls and Win Prizes
CREATE YOUR VERY OWN ORIGINAL SHIELD DESIGN TO FEND OFF DEATH IN  DARK SOULSTM

With death raining down all around, the shield you designed yourself could be the lucky talisman you need. Enter the design contest on Facebook today for a chance to make it happen.

It’s time to step up and show the world the what you’ve got when it comes to heraldic flair, as NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe announce the  Dark SoulsTM shield design contest, open to everyone from June 27rd to July 28th 2011 on the game’s official Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/darksouls.

Taking part couldn’t be easier. Give it your medieval best to create up to three original shield designs using any of the three blank templates provided. Next, submit your heraldic works of art, then sit back and watch the votes stack up as fans in every corner of the globe admire your handiwork and choose their favourites. The final winners will be hand-picked by the  Dark Souls development team at FromSoftware in Japan.

The three winning designs, one for each shield template, will be made available as  Dark Souls post-launch content, meaning three lucky winners will be able to stride into battle with their friends online proudly bearing the shield they designed, while every player will be able to carry the shields designed by their compatriots into battle.

How to enter:

●      Become a fan on the official  Dark Souls Facebook page at 
www.facebook.com/darksouls

●      Download the blank shield templates

●      Create up to three original masterpieces of heraldic design

●      Submit your finished designs via Facebook on or before July 13th 2011

Fans will be able to vote for their favourites on Facebook throughout the competition, with voting open until July 20th to allow last minute entries time to gather votes.

The top ten designs for each of the three shield templates as voted for by you will then go to FromSoftware for the final decision, with the winning designs being announced via Facebook on 28th July 2011.

Each of the ten winners will receive a copy of  Dark Souls  signed by game director Hidetaka Miyazaki. The final 3 winners will see their designs brought to life for all time in the  Dark Souls  universe, and will receive a signed copy of the limited edition game plus their names in the game credits, ensuring immortality no matter how many times they die while playing.

Sign up today for this unique opportunity to carve your name indelibly in  Dark Souls lore and earn the envy and respect of legions of fans around the world.  To read the full rules and enter the competition, go to 
www.facebook.com/darksouls.

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