Friday, August 19, 2011
08/19/2011 - Dust Those Bunnies! - Coming to iPhone + iPad
5:49 am pdt
Since the beginning of time, man’s worst enemy has plagued households around the world. The Dust Bunny! These
dastardly creatures are extremely dangerous in large numbers and have been known to spread like wildfire. Armed with a broom
and dust pan, only you can save the world from this torment.
Those Bunnies! - Coming to iPhone + iPad
Unleash your wrath on the dust bunnies, in this black
& white film reel style game, by sweeping them away for good. With two modes, ‘Wage War’ and ‘Commando’,
you can choose your method of attack. In ‘Wage War’, you have a full arsenal at your disposal including weapons
like microfiber cloths and dust vacs. If you’re feeling groovy, you could throw a disco party to lure the enemy closer.
But watch out for bunny bombs. They will destroy your dust pan if you give them the chance. In ‘Commando’, it’s
just you and a broom.
Dust Those Bunnies! Features
★ Addictive and simple one-touch gameplay
★ Classic black and white film style
★ 2 game modes to choose from
★ Game Center leaderboards
★ Tons of unlockables to supply your armory
★ 12 available medals
★ Hours of addictive fun,
great for the whole family
Both the iPhone and iPad games will have an introductory price of only $0.99
Release date is August 25, 2011. Please do not publish any reviews until that date.
The Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxVT7CvmadEThe Website: http://www.dust-those-bunnies.comSubmitted By: E. Thomas
Thursday, August 18, 2011
08/18/2011 - The Sims LIVE on Facebook
3:10 pm pdt
THE SIMS SOCIAL UPDATES
ITS STATUS TO LIVE ON FACEBOOK
The World’s Most Popular Award-Winning Life-Simulation
GUILDFORD, UK., Aug. 18, 2011 – Your social life will
never be the same thanks to The Sims™ Social. The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. today announced
that The Sims Social is now live on Facebook. Debuting publicly at Gamescom in Germany this week, The Sims Social
has been recognized with the show’s highly coveted 2011 Best Browser Game Award. Available globally in five languages
and free to play, The Sims Social allows friends and rivals to play with life on the largest social-networking site
where they will be able to interact with each other and create fun, humor and mischief like never before. The Sims Social
showcases the best gameplay from The Sims, one of the world’s most popular videogame franchises,combined
with innovative social game features. Players create their Sims in any likeness they choose and experience every aspect of
their Sims’ social lives, including building a variety of relationships with their real Facebook friends.
Sims Social brings the authentic life-simulation game design that only The Sims can deliver, and melds it with
truly intuitive social-interactive features,” said Lucy Bradshaw, General Manager of the EA Play Label. “The
Sims Social gives our fans tools to express their creativity, experience the unpredictability of Sims’ personalities
and live out their dreams, all while enabling them to connect, engage and play with their friends.”
Sims Social, players experiment with life, customize their homes in a variety of styles and create stories, even scandals
with other Sims, as they explore the depths of relationships in the game. From acquaintances to lovers to rivals and archenemies,
players can be each other’s best friends or worst nightmares. The Sims Social also presents unique opportunities
to grow and advance their Sims’ lives, careers and households. In addition to iconic The Sims objects, The
Sims Social will feature real world in-game items from partners Dunkin’ Donuts that can provide extra boosts and
benefits when players need them.
The innovation driving The Sims Social is the culmination of a
close collaboration between The Sims and Playfish, leveraging more than 10 years of The Sims success with
a deep expertise in social gaming.
“When we created The Sims Social, it was important for us to
incorporate the deep gameplay nuances The Sims Studio has perfected and leverage what Playfish does best – develop
compelling, cutting-edge social-gaming experiences,” said John Earner, General Manager of Playfish’s London Studio.
“Our deep knowledge of the Facebook gaming platform enables us to continue to enable dynamic new features, quests and
game updates on a regular basis so The Sims Social remains fresh and fun.”
Players will be
able to share their in-game achievements, pranks and more through their news feed updates and wall posts by way of Facebook’s
interface. They can be scandalous and publicize their home-wrecking ambitions when they request another Sim to break up with
their partner. Or they can tell a friend that they just danced with them or sang them a song to make their day. The Sims
Social also features an innovative “replay” option, allowing players to actually see what their friends have
done to them and their houses while they were away. They might see that a friend dropped in and cooked a meal or fixed their
guitar. Or they may find out that a rival has visited and pulled a prank and left a spider behind the toilet or put a fish
in their bed. The Sims Social represents a truly social experience that revolutionizes the way players play with
friends and play with life.
To play The Sims Social, please visit Facebook. For more information on The Sims Social, please visit the game’s
web site at www.thesimssocial.com or follow the game on Twitter.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
08/17/2011 - Castlvania HOD Coming to PS3
4:00 am pdt
Harmony of Despair spreads
KONAMI unleashes multi-player Castlevania: Harmony of Despair to online service
Konami Digital Entertainment
GmbH has announced it is to release Castlevania: Harmony of Despair for PlayStation®3 via the PlayStation®Network
this September. Also added into this version for free is the ‘Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire’ Map pack, which
includes the Pyramid of Ruin level as well as additional characters Julius Belmont and Yoko Belnades.
Harmony of Despair reunites players with the cast of memorable characters from the series. The new game features
the series’ renowned fast paced, 2D side-scrolling action, but introduces an all-new six-player online multi-player
mode. The PlayStation®3 game also includes an offline multi-player mode for up to four players.
Harmony of Despair, classic vampire hunters from throughout the series come together in order to destroy a host of
demonic bosses. Joining forces with friends, up to six players can explore massive levels inspired by the worlds of classic
Castlevania titles such as Dawn of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin and
Order of Ecclesia via the game’s co-op functionality – either online or offline. As players employ
their cooperative skills to unleash devastating attacks and fight the forces of darkness, they can discover hidden locations,
special items and equipment to help in their quest.
Fearless players can even choose to engage in Survival Mode
where friends compete against each other to determine the best slayer of evil. The best players on the leaderboard can also
upload ghost data and share their information with friends. Featuring detailed 2D art and with plans in place for downloadable
content for additional characters and levels, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair will provide next generation
players a thrilling gaming experience coupled with the classic Castlevania ethos.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
08/16/2011 - Nintendo Adds 4 New Titles to Wii Select Line
3:35 pm pdt
16, 2011 - Consumers and their families soon will be able to experience
even more must-play games for the Wii™ system at an excellent value. Nintendo has announced the addition of
four games to the Nintendo® Selects collection, a hot-selling series of fun, family-friendly Wii games
offered at a suggested retail price of $19.99 each. Starting Aug. 28, the Nintendo Selects lineup grows to include Super Paper Mario™, Mario Strikers™ Charged, Punch-Out!!™ and Super Mario Galaxy™, which is recognized as one of the most acclaimed Wii games of all time.
NINTENDO ADDS MORE GAMES TO VALUE-MINDED 'NINTENDO SELECTS' COLLECTION
Already enjoyed by millions of players around the globe, games in the Nintendo Selects collection offer boundless
fun at an enticing price for Wii users of any experience level, whether they want to expand their own game libraries or find
affordable, fun-packed gifts for loved ones. The Wii console, which comes bundled with the Mario Kart™ Wii game
and the Wii Wheel™ accessory, delivers extraordinary entertainment value for families and is available for a suggested
retail price of $149.99.
Three of the four new additions to the Nintendo Selects collection invite players to interact
with Nintendo's iconic Mario™ character in imaginative and entertaining ways: Super Mario Galaxy is
an out-of-this-world adventure in which Mario must travel through outer space to rescue Princess Peach™ from the devious
Bowser™; Super Paper Mario offers classic Mario RPG action that can be switched from flat 2D worlds
to a full open-world perspective; and Mario Strikers Charged finds the Mushroom Kingdom crew storming
the soccer field for fast-paced athletic kicks. Also, the fan-favorite Punch-Out!! game delivers motion-controlled
boxing thrills with a host of memorable characters. All four games feature multiplayer modes that let friends and family members
have fun together.
Previously announced games in the Nintendo Selects collection include The Legend of
Zelda™: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing™: City Folk, Mario™ Super Sluggers and Wii
For more information about the Nintendo Selects game collection, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii/console/nintendoselects.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Monday, August 15, 2011
08/15/2011 - Atari Classics Coming to New Theme Park and Resort
3:45 pm pdt
Game Nation announces Atari’s
interest in making their classic games a part of its Theme Park and Resort.
Atari shows Game Nation some 8-bit Love
www.demandgamenation.com/announcements/Game Nation, the much anticipated Experiential Video Game
Theme Park and Resort, announced today that Atari is looking to show Game Nation fans some 8-bit love.
Senior Vice President of Licensing / Digital Publishing for Atari had this to say, "We are excited about the possibility
of partnering with Game Nation Parks for what will surely be an amazing new and exciting attraction for park and game lovers
the world over. We wish the Game Nation team continued success and look forward to a long term partnership."
Atari has some of the most recognizable classic games in the video game industry. The possibility of having
great classic games like Centipede, Asteroids and Missile Command made into fully interactive rides and attractions would
certainly be a global success.
"We're really excited to take our favorite 8-bit games and make them
larger than life!" - RUKE, Creator of Game Nation
Want to know more about the Game Nation Theme
Parks and Resorts? You’re invited to join the adventure. Be part of the Game Nation Army at http://www.demandgamenation.comSubmitted By: E. Thomas