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Friday, September 23, 2011

09/23/2011 - Gameloft Delivers 5 HD Games to Sony Tablet
Gameloft Delivers its HD Games to “Sony Tablet”

5 High Quality Games to Showcase the Tablet’s Ultimate Gaming Capabilities

Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, is thrilled to announce a line-up of cutting-edge video games that have been optimized for, and will be directly accessible on Sony’s upcoming tablets: Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD, N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD, Real Soccer 2011 HD, Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD, and Green Farm HD.

“The convergence of high performance, a stunning display, and the focus on a networked device provided by “Sony Tablet” devices perfectly complements Gameloft’s high quality games and online multiplayer functionality,” said Gonzague de Vallois, Senior Vice President Publishing, Gameloft. “The high impact of the “Sony Tablet S’s” large display along with the unique dual screen configuration of the “Sony Tablet P” truly enhances the overall entertainment value of the gaming experience.”

“We are extremely pleased to offer our customers access to Gameloft’s exciting entertainment contents through “Sony Tablet”” said Makoto Ishii, General Manager, Product Planning Dept. No.2, Business Planning and Strategy Div., VAIO & Mobile Business Group Sony Corporation. “I’m convinced they will enrich the user experience of our upcoming tablets.”

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

09/22/2011 - Invadercade Mini Space Invaders Cabinet for iPad
Invadercade - Mini Space Invaders Arcade Cabinet for iPad - from Square-Enix



Retro inspired iPad arcade cabinet for the home

Play SPACE INVADERS HD, charge your iPad and listen to your music!

LONDON (22nd September2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the release of the iNVADERCADE™, a scaled-down arcade-style entertainment cabinet for use with the Apple iPad® and iPad 2 releasing late 2011.

Officially authorised by Apple, the iNVADERCADE for iPad is a faithful recreation of the classic 1978 SPACE INVADERS® upright arcade game cabinet from TAITO Corporation (TAITO®), in miniature form.

When combined with an iPad and the SPACE INVADERS HD game— available for download from the App Store — the iNVADERCADE offers a nostalgic arcade game experience with authentic physical controls.

In addition to playing SPACE INVADERS, the internal amp and speakers provide quality sound when enjoying music and videos from the iTunes® library. Powered by an AC adapter, charging begins as soon as the iPad is placed in the iNVADERCADE, and applications may be enjoyed while the battery charges.

For news on the iNVADERCADE including forthcoming details of where to pre-order, please visit the official website (
www.invadercade.com) and Facebook page www.facebook.com/invadercade).

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09/22/2011 - New Angry Birds Crowd Game Designed for Public Events
Angry Birds in Singapore F1 GP - New Angry Birds Crowd Game

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Espoo, Finland, September 22 – Rovio Entertainment, in cooperation with Singtel, is delighted to launch the first ever Angry Birds Crowd Game at Singapore F1 GP. Rovio, the creator of the global phenomenon Angry Birds, has teamed up with Uplause Ltd. , the creators of the world’s first live event gaming platform, to develop a new Angry Birds crowd game that can be played by audiences at live events.

Rovio and Uplause will take this innovative new gaming experience to the biggest live events in the world. Everywhere from sports stadiums to rock concerts, fans both new and old will get a chance to participate. When the audience is the controller, everybody gets to join in on the fun.

“Through social participation, our fans will get to interact with the Angry Birds in an entirely new way,” says Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle and CMO of Rovio. “We think this new form of gaming will give fans a great opportunity to form a strong emotional connection with the characters.”

“This partnership opens a tremendous opportunity for both companies to grow and create amazing experiences for biggest live events in the world,” says Veli-Pekka Marin, CEO  of Uplause.

After the initial launch in Singapore, Rovio plans to bring the experience to more events and all Angry Birds fans around the world.

About Rovio Entertainment
Rovio is an industry-changing entertainment media company based in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game for touchscreen smartphones, became an international phenomenon within a year of release, and is now the number one paid app of all time. Following this success in mobile gaming, Angry Birds has expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand.  

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

09/21/2011 - Crime Story Free on Android
Game Insight announces the release of its new game for Android devices – Crime Story.

Russia, Moscow,  September 20th 2011 - RussiaGame Insight announces the release of its new game for Android devices – Crime Story.

Crime Story is an exciting action adventure game. The main storyline happens in the cruel criminal world, where the primary forces are money, power and respect. Players need to pass through all stages of becoming a real mafia boss while also finding their lost brother. A player begins their criminal career as a simple handy-man, but soon becomes familiar with the circumstances and begins moving up the ladder to being a criminal leader. In the process of problem-solving the main character follows the advice of temporary allies, does dirty deeds, uncovers mysteries, and expands spheres of influence. He also decorates his body with numerous tattoos matching his reputation. Meanwhile, the police keep an eye on him  and he needs to find different ways to keep them off his back. 

Communication with mafia bosses, collecting payments, robberies and attacks, con- and dice games, exploring buildings, and armed battles are just a small part of the in-game tasks. A player doesn’t need to stay in-game permanently because energy and resources are accumulated independently from his presence in the game. 

Crime Story is a free game with options for making premium in-app purchases. A captivating story-line, bright graphics created with attention to every detail, and charismatic characters will all be available on the screen of your smartphone! 

Game Insight is an investing company, founded by Alisa Chumachenko in 2009. The company’s main activity is creation of game applications for Android and iOS platforms and social networks. For more detailed information, please visit the company’s official website
www.game-insight.com.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

09/20/2011 - Zen Pinbll 3D Coming o Nintendo 3DS
Zen Pinball 3D Coming to Nintendo 3DSTM!

Critically acclaimed pinball series making Nintendo® debut appearance on the Nintendo eShop

LOS ANGELES – September 20, 2011 – Zen Studios, the definitive leader in pinball videogames, today announced that its critically acclaimed pinball series, Zen Pinball, is coming to the Nintendo eShop. Zen Pinball 3D on Nintendo 3DS will feature four of Zen Studios finest originally designed tables including Earth Defense, Shaman, Excalibur and Eldorado, all in stunning 3D.

“Releasing Zen Pinball on a Nintendo platform marks an amazing milestone for Zen Studios. We are really excited for Nintendo fans to experience one of our greatest passions – the timeless game of pinball!” said Mel Kirk, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. “Playing pinball in 3D is killer, it’s like the game has been totally reinvented, and a whole new world opens up right before your eyes.”

Zen Pinball 3D on Nintendo 3DS will feature local hot seat multiplayer, online leader boards and table rankings, multiple view points and rewards for playing and accomplishing table specific missions. In addition, players will compete to achieve the greatest Pro Score ranking, which is the sum of a player’s high score across all tables, and a Team Score which is the sum of a player’s score and friends score.
  • Earth Defense pits the player against hordes of hostile aliens as they try to take the planet by storm! As the captain of the Earth Defense Special Forces, it is your mission to rally the defenses and protect planet Earth.
  • Players will experience life as a novice sorcerer who must master the trade of summoning spectacular natural phenomena in Shamen.
  • Travel back to the middle ages to the Kingdomof Camelotand become a Knight of the Round Table in Excalibur.
  • Experience the unexplored jungles of Eldorado as you hunt for hidden treasures and uncover the mysteries of ancient civilization.
Players can download Zen Pinball 3D from the Nintendo eShop this fall.

Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2011 Nintendo.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

09/19/2011- Control up to 10 Kirby in Kirby Mass Attack
KIRBY MASS ATTACK FOR NINTENDO DS DELIVERS MORE KIRBYS, MORE POWER

New Hand-Held Adventure Lets Players Control Up to 10 Kirbys at the Same Time

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 19, 2011 - If a group of lions is called a pride, and a group of dolphins is called a pod, what do you call a multitude of pink Kirby™ characters who swarm together for an action-packed portable adventure? The answer is Kirby™ Mass Attack, launching today for the
Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems. This new installment in the fan-favorite Kirby franchise challenges players to control as many as 10 Kirbys at the same time as they smash through obstacles, defeat enemies and access new areas while adventuring through a series of colorful side-scrolling worlds.

In the Kirby Mass Attack game, the evil Necrodeus uses his magic staff to split the heroic Kirby into 10 copies of himself. Players must help Kirby return to his original form and save planet Popstar from darkness by guiding him on a quest through worlds fraught with enemies and obstacles. Players start with one Kirby and add more Kirbys to their crew by gobbling up fruit. With unique touch-screen controls, players can then use the stylus to flick Kirbys to break through obstacles, tap on enemy attackers to swarm them with Kirbys or gather Kirbys together and draw a line to carefully maneuver them in a mass. If Kirbys are knocked out, players can simply gulp down more fruit to rebuild their numbers.

"With 10 Kirbys to control, players can expect 10 times the fun," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "As consumers start thinking about games for friends and family members to enjoy this holiday season, Kirby Mass Attack is another great experience available only on Nintendo systems."

In some stages, players must think strategically about the number of Kirbys in their mass because certain challenges can only be solved if they have enough Kirbys. As they build their crew of Kirbys and collect medals to progress through the game, players can also uncover secret areas and unlock a variety of mini-games, each with its own distinctive challenges.

To celebrate the launch of Kirby Mass Attack, Nintendo recently sent a fleet of special Kirby Snack Attack Trucks to select locations in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and - fittingly - the Upper Kirby neighborhood of Houston. In addition to sampling frozen fruit treats and savoring the spectacle of the customized Kirby Snack Attack Trucks, consumers in each area were able to enjoy hands-on demos of Kirby Mass Attack. The truck tour concluded with a memorable visit to the GameStop store in Upper Kirby on Sept. 17-18.

For more information about Kirby Mass Attack, visit
http://kirbymassattack.com.

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09/19/2011 - DC Universe Online Goes Free to Play in October
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE GOES FREE-TO-PLAY IN OCTOBER FOR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM AND PC
Sony Online Entertainment Announces Three Access Levels for Popular Superhero Online Action Game
SAN DIEGO – September 19, 2011 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced a new free-to-play business model for its popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) game DC Universe Online (DCUO) — where players have the freedom to become legendary fighting alongside DC Comics icons like Superman, Batman and The Joker in an ever-evolving online action adventure that has already logged more than 42 million hours of super-powered gameplay action by players since its launch earlier this year.

Beginning late October, players will be able to download and access DCUO for free on both the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. As part of this transition, SOE is introducing three new access levels to the game: Free, Premium and Legendary. All three levels will provide access to open world gameplay and missions, general game updates and fixes to the game, with each level offering different game options and benefits.

“When we launched DC Universe Online, we introduced a very different brand of massive online game driven by fast action combat to PC and PS3™gamers and with that, we discovered a new type of online gamer,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “We’ve listened to our community, and we’ve determined that the free-to-play model is the best fit for DC Universe Online.”

Smedley added, “Our philosophy embraces learning from our experience and as a pioneer in the free-to-play space with proven successful games like Free Realms and Clone Wars Adventures, we believe this new model will expand the DCUO experience and offer more options that cater to every type of player so they can play the game in a way that fits them.”

All three levels provide access to the current game, but allow differing tiers of convenience and flexibility. The levels are:

·         Free: New players will now have access to the current gameplay in DC Universe Online (including Gotham City, Metropolis, and all current raids and alerts), with the ability to create two characters, join a league and many other benefits. Free level players will be able to purchase downloadable game packs/updates, additional character slots, powers and more through microtransactions.

·         Premium: Any player who has spent at least $5 USD (including former paid subscribers and new players who have purchased $5 of in-game items) will qualify for the Premium access level. Premium level players will have more benefits available to them than the Free level player, including additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits. Downloadable adventure packs, additional character slots, and more can be purchased in-game.

·         Legendary: Maximum features and benefits are included at this level. Loaded with enhanced additional features, Legendary access will be available for a $14.99 USD monthly fee and includes all DLC packs at no cost, more than 15 character slots, more than 80 inventory slots, the ability to form unrestricted-sized leagues, and many other benefits.

More information on the DCUO free-to-play access levels can be found here: dcuniverseonline.com/free.

DC Universe Online combines immersive environments and fascinating story arcs with fast-paced, physics-based combat, allowing players to pick up buses and other objects in the environment, fly into the air and throw them at enemies; run up the sides of buildings to engage in melee brawls while shooting flames of fire from their hands; or cling to the side of buildings while using a grappling hook to pull flying opponents out of the sky – all while fighting alongside or against the legendary characters of DC Comics and charting their own path to legendary. 

DC Universe Online is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information about DC Universe Online, visit
www.DCUniverseOnline.com.

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