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Friday, September 30, 2011

09/30/2011 - Cabela's Big Game Hunter $50,000 Sweepstakes
TAKE A SHOT AT $50,000 DOLLARS WITH ACTIVISION’S GOLDEN BUCK SWEEPSTAKES

Find the Golden Buck hidden in Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012 for a chance to win it all!

Minneapolis, MN – September 29, 2011 - Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq:
ATVI) is pleased to announce that it’s giving would-be hunters and videogame fans around the country a chance to win a $50,000 jackpot with its latest game, Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012, which is out now in stores!

Signing up will be a cinch when players get their hands on the game. Included with every new game will be a registration code. To qualify, players must use their skills and search for a hidden “Golden Buck” located somewhere in the game’s story mode. Once found, players have to take a picture of themselves in front of their TV with their face and the Golden Buck clearly visible. Finally, players will fill out an entry form online and upload the photo with their registration code on facebook.com/activisionhunts. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest starts 9/27/11 and ends 10/25/11. The winner will be announced 11/1/11. Full rules and details are located below.

In Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012, players will explore a large amount of diverse terrain with unprecedented freedom of direction. For example, players can climb an area to get a better angle for a shot but risk being spotted, or they can take a low elevation route with poor visibility but plenty of concealment. The challenge doesn’t end there, as the game ups the ante with the most realistic animals ever seen in the Cabela’s series as every animal’s unique movement gives clues on what it will do next. In order to bag the biggest trophies, players must avoid detection and master advanced shooting techniques such as accounting for wind direction and bullet drop.

Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012 will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ system from Nintendo, on September 27, 2011. The game will be bundled with the innovative Top Shot Elite wireless controller on Xbox 360 and PS3 and a peripheral on Wii which can also be purchased separately. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information please visit ActivisionHunts.com, and follow on Twitter and Facebook - @ActivisionHunts – Facebook.com/ActivisionHunts.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

09/29/2011 - Zombie Driver HD Coming Soon
ZOMBIE DRIVERTM HD - TURN ON THE WIPERS AND HIT THE GAS!

Zombie driving hit coming to consoles in all new HD glory!

SZCZECIN, POLAND - SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 - EXOR Studios is proud to announce that Zombie Driver HD is coming to Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network and Tegra 2 powered mobile devices.

The PC zombie smashing hit has been vastly expanded, improved and super polished for the console audience. Zombie Driver HD features a more varied narrative campaign that is twice as long as the original, adding epic boss fights, demolition missions, new enemies and special vehicles such as a fire truck, bulldozer and even a tank, as well as many more gameplay enhancements... The gameplay mechanics have received a new round of polish by introducing an improved camera system, a recharging afterburner that will help you get out of tough spots and a minimap that will guide you through a labyrinth of zombie filled streets.

In the game's story campaign you find yourself trapped in a city full of walking corpses without any option to escape, locked in by a military quarantine. Your only way to survive is to use your driving skills to smash through hordes of zombies and try to save anyone left alive in the city.

If you aren't into complicated plot lines and corporate conspiracy theories, check out the adrenaline pumping Blood Race mode full of insane cars, guns and explosions. It includes three distinct game types that will satisfy all racing and reckless driving fans. In Race events the objective is simple - the first zombie driver past the finish line wins (that is unless he gets ripped to shreds by his opponents).
Eliminator events are even simpler to grasp - destroy as many opponents as you can before the time runs out. And last, but not least - Endurance events - there is a bomb on your car and its ticking - smash zombies, demolish the race track or pass through checkpoints to extend the timer.
Not to mention that the entire Blood Race campaign includes 30 different events...

The game is so packed with content that even that's not all! The third available game mode is called the Slaughter and it puts the player in a desperate fight against endless zombie waves on specially crafted arenas. The goal is to survive as long as possible, make huge kill combos and show your friends who is the best zombie driver on the leaderboards.

If you'd like like to see what we mean, check out this brand new Zombie Driver HD Announcement trailer:
http://youtu.be/kPciz0ScJG4?hd=1

Key Features:
- Epic story campaign with 31 diverse missions featuring boss fights, night missions, special vehicles and more...
- Blood Race mode with 30 unique events offering the best arcade racing experience in 3 distinct game types:
    *Race - classic racing spiced up with guns and loads of zombies
    *Eliminator - take down as many vehicles as you can before the time runs out
    *Endurance - there is a bomb on your car and its ticking. Race through checkpoints to extend your time
- Survive endless zombie waves on 7 twisted slaughter arenas
- Drive 13 insane zombie killing machines including a school bus, a fire truck, a bulldozer or even a tank
- 9 different upgrades, which can transform even an innocent Taxi into a Chariot of Death
- Vehicle mounted weapons including miniguns, flamethrowers, rocket launchers or even dual railguns.
- All weapons have 3 upgrade levels which come with unique features.
- Dynamic combo system with tricks and hordes of zombies to try it on.
- PhysX by NVIDIA

Thanks to the joint efforts of EXOR Studios and the Cyberfront Corporation Zombie Driver HD is coming to Xbox Live Arcade, the PlayStation Network and Tegra 2 powered mobile devices in late 2011.

More information, videos and screenshots are available at
www.zombiedriver.com

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

09/28/2011 - L.A. Noire Complete Edition Coming to PC
Rockstar Games Announces L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Release Date for PC

New York, NY, September 28, 2011 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and Team Bondi Pty. Ltd., are proud to announce that L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition will launch on Windows PC, Steam, and OnLive in North America on November 8, 2011 and in Europe on November 11, 2011.

In addition to the original full game, consumers that purchase L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition will receive a multi-use code to access all downloadable add-ons and cases. This includes all previously released DLC from the console versions, including the “Nicholson Electroplating” Arson case, “Reefer Madness” Vice case, “The Consul’s Car” Traffic case, “The Naked City” Vice case and “A Slip of the Tongue” Traffic case.

The PC version of L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition was developed by Rockstar Leeds. It will run on a wide range of PCs and feature increased resolution and graphical detail along with keyboard remapping and gamepad functionality. L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition on PC will also feature support for NVIDIA 3D Vision for an even greater sense of interaction and immersion.

System Specifications:

·         Operating System: Windows 7 / Windows Vista Service Pack 1 / Windows XP Service Pack 3 / OnLive for PC or Mac;

·         Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.2GHz to Quad Core 3.2GHz / AMD Dual Core 2.4Ghz to Quad Core 3.2Ghz;

·         RAM: 2GB to 8GB; 

·         Hard drive space: 16GB;

·         Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 512MB to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB / Radeon HD 3000 512MB to Radeon HD 6850 1024MB; 

·         Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9 Compatible;

·         DVD Drive.

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and will be available at retail and digitally for $49.99 / €49.99 / £39.99.

For more information, log onto
www.rockstargames.com/lanoire.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

09/27/2011 - Dead Island Movie Coming Soon from Lionsgate
Lionsgate Brings Dead Island to Life on the Big Screen
Feature Film Adaptation Of Deep Silver’s Zombie Sensation In Development At The Studio
London, UK, September 27, 2011– LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced that it has optioned film rights from Deep Silver to develop a feature inspired by Dead Island, which became a viral media sensation when its haunting, artful trailer launched in February 2011.  The announcement was made by Lionsgate’s co-COO and Motion Picture Group President Joe Drake.    

Dead Island is a global brand first introduced through a teaser trailer that told the story of a family on vacation at a tropical resort who is besieged by zombies.  Told in a stark, non-linear fashion, the wrenching trailer captured worldwide fan attention and unanimous critical praise upon its debut, receiving over one million hits in its first 24 hours online, and nearly 10 million views by two days after its debut.  Wired Magazine, College Humor and G4TV all called it the best video game trailer of all time, with G4TV adding “The
Dead Island trailer is the best trailer I have ever seen in my life.  The best video game trailer.  The best movie trailer. The best anything trailer.”  The trailer went on to win the Golden Lion in Cannes at the International Festival of Creativity, the advertising industry’s highest honor, and it was featured by Adweek on their annual list of the World's Best Commercials. 

The video game Dead Island was published by Deep Silver for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.  It was released in the United States on September 6th, 2011 and was the number one selling game both in the U.S. and the U.K. upon its local releases.  The game has sold over two million units to date.

The game centers on vacationers whose island paradise becomes a living hell when a zombie outbreak quickly spreads.  Cut off from the rest of the world, the survivors have only the available materials and the island’s natural “weapons” to protect themselves from the viscous and growing legions of the undead.  In addition to the award-winning trailer and video game, the Dead Island intellectual property will be simultaneously developed by Deep Silver into forthcoming graphic novels, novels and other extensions.   

Like the trailer that will serve as its primary creative inspiration, the film DEAD ISLAND will be an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling.  Said Drake of the property’s acquisition, “Like the hundreds of journalists and millions of fans who were so passionate and vocal about the Dead Island trailer, we too were awestruck.”  He continued, “This is exactly the type of property we’re looking to adapt at Lionsgate – it’s sophisticated, edgy, and a true elevation of a genre that we know and love.  It also has built in brand recognition around the world, and franchise potential.”

The film DEAD ISLAND is currently in the early development stage with producers attached.  Sean Daniel (THE MUMMY, TOMBSTONE, DAZED AND CONFUSED) will spearhead production through his Sean Daniel Company.  A veteran producer with global franchises under his belt, Daniel is to be joined in producing by Stefan Sonnenfeld, who has been a pioneer in the post production field, using the process as a platform to create a unique visual brand with directors including J.J Abrams, Michael Bay and Gore Verbinski.  Jason Brown of The Sean Daniel Company and Missy Papageorge for Sonnenfeld’s Sunny Field Productions are executive producing, with Sarah Perlman of Sunny Field Productions serving as co-producer. 

Alli Shearmur, Lionsgate’s President of Motion Picture Production and Development is overseeing the project at the studio, with Jim Miller, SVP of Production and Development.  Rob McEntegart, Senior EVP of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, negotiated the deal with Deep Silver's U.S. attorney Ed Labowitz.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

09/26/2011 - Get Jelly Invaders for Free
PRESS RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011: JOIN THE RESISTANCE AND DOWNLOAD JELLY INVADERS FOR FREE !!!

Gliwice, Poland – It's time for the final countdown. Jelly Defense will hit the market on 29th September and begins the real invasion on your device. To be prepared for the long-awaited title, download the Jelly Invaders for FREE from the App Store!

It is time to confront the invaders and send them back to the Jelly jars where they belong! The main task in Jelly Invaders is to stop wave after wave Jelly parachute creatures as they drop from the top of the screen. Use the jelly cannon to shoot them down. The trick is to use the right color shot to hit the right color Jelly. Join the resistance, fight against the enemy and become the ultimate Jelly hero!

Game features:
  • Two game modes: Tactical, Survivor!
  • HD graphics for Retina display!
  • Game Center achievements and rankings!
  • Unique and amazing game music!
  • Ad free!
 
Jelly Invaders App Store link:
http://bit.ly/ltIbnn

Jelly Invaders game trailer: http://youtu.be/LQdm2EOnJ-M    

The upcoming Jelly Defense will allow players to join Jelly forces and lead them to glory in this uneven and fierce fight against the invaders! Proper tactical skills and wisdom will be required to push back aggressors and save the Diploglobe – a planet inhabited by the Jellies. Worldwide premiere was set on 29 September, 2011.

Watch Jelly Defense official trailer :
http://youtu.be/X0lbthbJ1ko

In celebration of the new release, developer decided to listen gamers community and give them ability to bring the price down! Fans will choose the price by voting on dedicated website (http://www.idreams.pl/JellyDefense/) where they can use Facebook, Twitter or other social media services to do so.

About Infinite Dreams Inc.:

Infinite Dreams Inc. is a game development studio located in Gliwice, Poland. With over 10 years of experience in the industry the company focuses on creating top quality games for all most popular mobile operating systems including iPhone OS, Android and Windows Mobile. The company cooperates with major international publishers and software distributors in Europe, North America and Asia. Sky Force – a title created and published by Infinite Dreams – is the highest rated Polish mobile game of all time. Currently the company is one of the most important software providers for the next Nokia's OVI Store. Hooked On: Creatures of the Deep by Infinite Dreams was the best-selling and top rated N-Gage game in 2008. The company is also an official and certified Sony PSP, Nintendo WiiWare and Nintendo DS developer.

Follow Infinite Dreams social channels to get the latest news about Jelly Defense and other Infinite Dreams games:

Twitter -
http://twitter.com/idreamsgames
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/idreams.fan  

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