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Friday, October 7, 2011

10/07/2011 - Konami Unveils Free PES DLC
KONAMI reveals first PES 2012 content DLC
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has revealed it will update many club rosters and a wealth of new elements to PES 2012 on October 11th.
KONAMI is to release a free downloadable update for the PlayStation®, Xbox 360® and Window PC versions of the game, which will update the club team rosters in line with all current transfers. The publisher will also use the DLC to update the skill parameters of players, and to update the kits of several club teams. In total 160 clubs will be updated, with hundreds of players benefiting from more realistic stats and abilities that are tailored to their real-life playing style.

The DLC will also add 13 new styles of boots to the game, with new makes from adidas, Puma and Nike implemented, while the kit updates will see 29 teams brought in line with their current strips, including Real Madrid, Sporting Lisbon and Bayer 04 Leverkusen.  

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

10/06/2011 - Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Series Coming Soon

Based on the Popular and Hilarious Video Game and Viral Videos, The Series Will Premiere on Nickelodeon Channels Worldwide in 2013

London, UK – October 6, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft® announced a licensing agreement with Nickelodeon to bring a new television series based on Ubisoft’s world-renowned Rabbids® brand to audiences around the world.  As part of the deal, Nickelodeon has secured global broadcast rights (excluding France) for 78 seven-minute, full CG episodes to be produced by Ubisoft, which Nickelodeon will package and air as 26 half-hour episodes across its channels worldwide (excluding France) beginning in 2013.

Created by Ubisoft’s French studios in 2006, the Rabbids have won admirers around the globe with their hilarious and silly video games and viral videos that have attracted more than 41 million fans on YouTube.  Ubisoft Motion Pictures will work with Ubisoft’s French studios to create a television series every bit as hilarious, unexpected and wacky as the Rabbids games that fans already know and love.

“Nickelodeon is one of the world’s leading entertainment brands for children and families, and Ubisoft is thrilled to be partnering with Nickelodeon to deliver unique television programming to its viewers,” said Jean-Julien Baronnet, chief executive officer of Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “As the world’s most recognized entertainment brand for children and families, Nickelodeon is the perfect vehicle to share the zany Rabbids characters and their crazy adventures with television audiences around the globe. This partnership represents a major milestone in Ubisoft’s strategy to expand its brands to new media, thereby attracting new audiences to its games.”

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

10/05/2011 - Sony Introduces new PSN Exclusives

Spend $60 or More on PlayStation Network or Sony Entertainment Network Services throughout October and Receive $10 Back in November

FOSTER CITY, Calif., October 3, 2011-  Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced “Only On PlayStation®Network,” a new program featuring a steady stream of exclusive games releasing throughout the month of October. Starting tomorrow, the PlayStation Network community in North America will find new exclusive downloadable games in the PlayStation®Store every Tuesday in October, including highly-anticipated Pub Fund titles  Eufloria and  Okabu, as well as  inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood and PixelJunk® Sidescroller. As an added bonus, PlayStation®Plus subscribers will receive a 20% discount during the launch week of each “Only On PlayStation Network” game.

Celebrating the release of all this great content, PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) users are eligible to receive $10 in store credit in November if they spend $60 or more out of their PlayStation Network/SEN Wallet throughout the month of October. Spending includes purchases of new games featured in “Only On PlayStation Network,” anything in the extensive library of games, add-ons, movies, TV shows and more in the PlayStation Store, paid PlayStation Plus and Music Unlimited subscriptions, video rentals or purchases from Video Unlimited as well as anything bought in PlayStation®Home.

“‘Only On PlayStation Network’ is our line of great exclusive games that users can count on to deliver exciting game experiences that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Susan Panico, senior director of PlayStation Network, SCEA. “This strong initial content offering, combined with the day one discounts for PlayStation Plus subscribers and the ‘Spend $60, Get $10 Back’ promotion, makes PlayStation Network the premier destination for digital content.”

The “Only On PlayStation Network” lineup is:

October 4:

  • Eufloria - Developed by Omni Systems,  Eufloria is an addictive ambient game of space exploration and conquest, plant growth and bio mechanical evolution. Explore a beautifully realized universe rendered in a style that is unique and compelling. Conquer asteroids in deep space and use their resources to literally grow and nurture semi-organic plants and creatures to do your bidding.
  • Rochard - Developed by Recoil Games and published by Sony Online Entertainment LLC, Rochard is a unique gravity-defying, side-scrolling, puzzle-platforming, astro-mining action adventure game. Featuring a resourceful hero, ominous villains, rugged machinery, big explosions, even bigger stunts and sharp one-liners, Rochard tests players' coordination and wits as they use gravity to their advantage, changing it at will to solve environmental puzzles and advance through each level.

October 11:

  • Sideway: New York - Developed by Playbrains Inc. and published by Sony Online Entertainment LLC, Sideway: New York is a 2D adventure platformer set in a 3D world. Sideway offers players the chance to leave their mark on the city as they help rescue friends and defeat Spray, a sinister tagger who wants to dominate both Sideway and the real world in this unique side-scroller.

October 13:

  • Sodium Collection - This PlayStation Home value pack includes the SodiumOne Pilot’s Jacket, which unlocks the full 50-level tank combat Salt Shooter game, and weapon upgrades for your SodiumOne tank. Also included is a variety of upgrades for Sodium 2: Project Velocity, a high-speed, free-to-play, futuristic multiplayer racing game exclusive to PlayStation Home, and the wildly-popular Blaster’s Paradise personal space, which hosts a tabletop version of Salt Shooter. Buy from the PlayStation Store and play in PlayStation Home.

October 18:

  • Okabu - Developed by Hand Circus,  Okabu is an action-puzzler, where players will guide Kumulo, Nimbe and four cloud-flying heroes as they battle to save their people and their world from the industrialized threat of the Doza. Dive into a hyper-tactile toybox world filled with a huge number of puzzles, playthings, adorable creatures and devious machines spread across an epic co-op campaign.
  • RocketBirds - Developed by Ratloop Asia,  RocketBirds offers players the chance to annihilate an evil penguin regime in this cinematic platform adventure game offering full solo and co-op campaigns with stereoscopic 3D support. Destroy enemies with a slew of weapons and illuminate the secrets to his past while uncovering the real enemies of Albatropolis.

October 25:

  • inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood - Developed by Sucker Punch,  inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood explores the darker side of the inFAMOUS universe as vampires swarm New Marais, and revered superhero Cole MacGrath has been bitten. To save his soul and city, he has just one night to find and kill the head vampire.  inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood features hours of new gameplay, PlayStation®Move compatibility, themed environment settings and new characters/enemies.
  • PixelJunk Sidescroller - Developed by Q-Games, the popular PixelJunk series goes old-school with a completely retro side-scrolling shooter that reinvents the genre from the ground up while maintaining that nostalgic feeling. Dodge flurries of alien bullets and strategically upgrade weapons while battling through sweeping stages full of hazardous fluid and endless shooting mayhem.

In addition, the “Only On PlayStation Network” program will feature a selection of rare classic games that will be added to the PlayStation Store on October 4, including critically-acclaimed titles God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Odin Sphere and Ring of Red.

For additional information about the “Only On PlayStation Network” lineup of exclusive games playable on the PlayStation®3 system, please visit:  http://us.playstation.com/onlyonPSN/ 

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10/05/2011 - Orcs Must Die! - Now Available on Xbox LIVE
orcs must die!TM Now Available on Xbox LIVE arcade!

Launch Trailer released featuring “Hall of the Mountain King” by Apocalyptica

PLANO, Texas - October 5, 2011 – Robot Entertainment has announced that Orcs Must Die! is now available for purchase on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 MS Points. Along with the release of the game comes a playable demo that allows players to battle through the first three fortresses of the game. To celebrate today’s release of Orcs Must Die!, Robot Entertainment has unleashed a new trailer featuring orc-slaying mayhem set against a musical backdrop of “Hall of the Mountain King” by Finnish band Apocalyptica.

Orcs Must Die! is an action-strategy game that challenges players to defend fortresses under siege. With a wide variety of traps and weapons to choose from, Orcs Must Die! dares players to find the best ways to hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate an endless army of filthy orcs and their vile allies. Orcs Must Die! features a vibrant look, addictive gameplay, and a blatant disregard for the welfare of orcs.

·         Play as the War Mage and defend 24 fortresses from an enraged mob of orcs and 11 other villainous monsters.
·         Choose from a selection of 6 weapons and magic spells and 17 traps that hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate your enemies.
·         Upgrade your traps, spells and weapons to cater the game to your personal play style.
·         Cleverly combine traps and spells for higher scores on the leaderboards.
·         Expertly wield your wits and your weapons through the story-driven campaign and unlock a brutal “Nightmare” campaign.
·         Replay fortresses endlessly, combining different defenses and tactics every time!

Orcs Must Die! is rated T by the ESRB, and will be available exclusively as a digital download.

For more information about Orcs Must Die!, please visit

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10/04/2011- Expanded 3D Video Lineup on Nintendo 3DS

Expanded 3D Video Lineup Delivers Even More Fun for Nintendo 3DS Owners

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 4, 2011 - Nintendo has joined forces with top entertainment companies to provide 3D videos for the portable
Nintendo 3DS™ system. The Nintendo Video™ service already delivers fun, entertaining 3D videos, and now that content will be enhanced with additional videos from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA), 3net and Blue Man Group. The videos, like all 3D content on Nintendo 3DS, can be viewed without the need for special glasses.

"Nintendo 3DS is a great canvas for creativity," said Tony Elison, Nintendo of America's senior director and general manager of Network Business. "These videos are premium-quality 3D entertainment and provide a unique platform for our partners to showcase their extraordinary work."

"Nintendo 3DS is a powerful platform that allows content creators to reach users on-the-go, and we are thrilled to be working with Nintendo to make some of our DreamWorks Animation 3D content available this Halloween season," said Jim Mainard, Head of Production Development for DreamWorks Animation.

DreamWorks Animation will provide two new Halloween-themed animated shorts that will premiere on the Nintendo Video service this month. For a limited time, the videos will be available exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. The first video is available starting today and features characters from the studio's 2009 release Monsters vs. Aliens. Another video featuring the three little German pigs from the Shrek franchise will appear later this month.

In addition, 3net, a joint venture of Discovery Communications, Sony and IMAX, will provide short-form video content from the 3net network's original series on an ongoing basis including Bullproof, the story of four bull riders; Feeding Time, an up-close look at adorable animals such as pandas, penguins, lemurs and otters; and Building the Brand, a series that explores the creation of some of the world's most iconic products.

The Blue Man Group series of videos culminates this month with the sixth and final video, "The Remote," which showcases Blue Man Group's signature blend of humor, infectious music and theatrical flair. The videos will reappear occasionally on Nintendo Video on a rerun basis.

Nintendo Video offers a diverse lineup of short-form video content, including music videos, movie trailers, comedy clips and short films. New content is added to the Nintendo Video service each week. Nintendo 3DS owners' video lineup will automatically update whenever their systems are within range of a wireless hotspot and have their SpotPass™ feature enabled, even if the system is in Sleep Mode. Nintendo 3DS users can enjoy free broadband Internet access at thousands of Wi-Fi access points across the nation.

Nintendo 3DS is now available at a suggested retail price of just $169.99.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit

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Monday, October 3, 2011

10/03/2011 - Dexter Game Comes to Facebook

Watch on Sunday, play on Monday!

New York, NY – October 3, 2011 – Ecko|Code and Showtime Networks today announced that the Dexter Slice of Life game is now available to play on Facebook. Based on the hit Showtime series Dexter®, Dexter Slice of Life combines progressive "real-time stealth" gameplay with the dark humor and suspense of the TV show. In a Facebook first, Dexter Slice of Life will introduce new game episodes the day after the airing throughout Season 6, which premiered yesterday evening. To check out the free-to-play title, please head online to

“Dexter Slice of Life shows how social play online is evolving - this is a deep transmedia experience that both gamers and fans of the show will love,” said Marc Fernandez, EVP of Development at Ecko|Code. “People can play anytime as Dexter or their own custom made ‘Dark Passenger.’ Dexter is a brilliant, complex show that asks as many questions as it answers, and this game is an extension of that."

Developed internally at Ecko|Code, the “real-time stealth” gameplay in Dexter Slice of Life perfectly captures the precision and cautious nature of Dexter’s methodical stalking. This "asynchronous" multiplayer experience will allow players to control their “Dark Passenger” avatar to silence their friends’ sometimes evil in-game personas - even when they are not online - and become the vigilant watchman of the weak and downtrodden. Series star and executive producer Michael C. Hall has provided voiceover work, and has been personally involved in development of the game to guarantee its authenticity.

“Dexter Slice of Life provides a tremendous opportunity for a Showtime property to find a new audience, connect with our current dedicated fan base and extend the brand into bold new mediums,” said Laura Palmer, Senior Vice President, Distributor Marketing, Showtime Networks Inc. "Ecko|Code has crafted a fascinating, fun game and we look forward to watching our fans interact with it!"

For additional information on the game and current season of the series, please visit
www.sho.com/site/dexter or http://apps.facebook.com/dextersliceoflife.

About Ecko|Code
Formerly known as Marc Ecko Entertainment, Ecko|Code is a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software on all connected platforms. Current product offerings include Marc Ecko’s Getting Up for Xbox and PC, Dexter the Game for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, PC, and Mac, and Weeds Social Club available on Facebook.  Upcoming releases include social game offerings for the hit Showtime series The Borgias and Dexter.

About Showtime
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SH OWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, S HOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.

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