Friday, July 1, 2011
07/01/2011- 24 Hour Halo Marathon for Charity
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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 -
• 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:
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.
Link - http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-ultrafunChipIn Page - http://theultrafun.chipin.com/halo-forever-for-a-dayTrueAchievements Story -
http://www.trueachievements.com/n4402/the-ultrafun-halo-forever-for-a-day.htm Submitted By: E. Thomas
Thursday, June 30, 2011
06/30/2011 - Stick 'Em Up 2 Now Available on Xbox Live
1:51 pm pdt
Now available on Xbox LIVE Indie
STICK 'EM UP 2: PAPER ADVENTURES
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
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
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
06/29/2011 - 5 Awesome PS Minis for Five Dollars
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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.
Frima Studio Adds Aliens, Gods, and Zombies to Your Summer – “AWESOME
Summer Minis Bundle” Sale Announced
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
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
06/28/2011 - Special Promo For Our YouTube Subscribers
5:38 am pdt
Last Chance To Get Free Arcade Token By Mail 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
Special Private Give Away for YouTube Fans
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 7/1/2011And 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.
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Monday, June 27, 2011
06/27/2011 - Create your own shield for Dark Souls and Win Prizes
2:42 pm pdt
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.
CREATE YOUR VERY OWN ORIGINAL SHIELD DESIGN TO FEND OFF DEATH IN
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:
a fan on the official Dark Souls Facebook page at www.facebook.com/darksouls● Download the blank
● Create up to three original masterpieces of heraldic
● 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.
Submitted By: E. Thomas