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Friday, October 21, 2011

11/21/2011 - Super Money Ball 2 and Streets of Rage 2 FREE for iOS
SEGA Goes Completely Bananas with Free Versions of Super Monkey Ball 2 and Streets of Rage 2 for iOS

SAN FRANCISCO - October 21, 2011 - SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that they are offering two of their best-selling iPhone® and iPod® touch titles for free during AppAllStar’s Champion Week in a pair of one-day-only special events. Fans are sure to go bananas over the free version of Super Monkey Ball 2™ on Sunday, October 23 and can test their skills in the fast-paced beat-em-up action of Streets of Rage 2™ on Friday, October 28 – for less than they would spend on, well, anything that costs money!
Featuring a gang of monkeys enclosed inside transparent balls, Super Monkey Ball 2 tasks players with rolling their simian friends past a wide range of obstacles that include gaps, slopes, narrow ledges and moving platforms. Using the game's immersive controls, players can simply tilt and turn their phone to steer their character, accelerating and decelerating as they make their way through the colorfully animated world.

The most beloved game in the Streets of Rage™ series, Streets of Rage 2 allows players to fight the evil crime boss Mr. X in a series of down-and-dirty, street-level battles with a complex plot and fast gameplay. Streets of Rage 2 includes multiplayer capability via Bluetooth™ and the original Japanese version of Bare Knuckle II™ for more brawler action.

Take advantage of these one-day only special offers by visiting the following App Store links:

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

10/20/2011 - Hamster Cannon - The Video Game
Breakthrough in hamster aerodynamics - Hamster Cannon

October 20, 2011 - London, Ontario – Big Blue Bubble Inc. is proud to present another breakthrough in hamster aerodynamics with Hamster Cannon- now available on iTunes as a universal app!

Do you remember the boring ol’ days when you had to feed your hamsters by hand like a sucker? Then you’d sit all day with your face pressed against the glass, waiting for them to wake up? Finally, at 3 a.m. you wake to the sound of their stupid, squeaky wheel?!  Well… not our hamsters! We’re taking control and feeding our hamsters in the only way that makes sense… by shooting them out of CANNONS!

But, I guess our hamsters aren't exactly run of the mill, off the shelf-type hamsters. Here at Hamster Cannon, all of our hamsters have undergone stringent testing and thorough top-to-bottom inspections, which allow us to feel confident that only the finest hamsters will be shot from your cannon in search of Golden Noms.  Rest assured that while they bounce off walls, smash through stone, and are set on fire, most of our esteemed hamsters don protective headgear such as stunt helmets and surprisingly safe hats made of TNT.

You can experience the amazing hamster-istry when you play, Hamster Cannon. Where else can you enjoy a physics-based puzzle game, in which the user combines and launches various hamsters out of cannons to collect Golden Noms?  Each hamster is armed with their own special skills so it is up to you to navigate the levels with a myriad of different surfaces and contraptions that can react differently depending on which hamster is being used.

And that’s not all! After you have collected enough Noms you can trade them in the In-Game Store to unlock different, NEW, and exciting upgrades!

Hamster Cannon Features:
  • Over 70 intricately designed cages to blast your hamsters around!
  • Clever physics puzzles!
  • An overabundance of wildly attractive headgear!
  • Amazing set of power ups !
  • Fun for the whole family! Well... except your hamster.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

10/19/2011 - PopCap Games Launces Bejeweled 3 on Xbox LIVE Arcade
PopCap Games Launches Bejeweled® 3 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade
Casual Games Leader Expands Flagship Franchise with New Adaptations for Xbox 360®, Nintendo DS® and PlayStation®3 System

Dublin, Ireland —October 19 , 201 1—PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today announced Bejeweled® 3 is available immediately worldwide for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points.  Expanding the franchise with additional new adaptations, Bejeweled 3 for Nintendo DS®, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® will hit retail shelves On November 15th.

Featuring twice the game modes of its predecessor as well as eight mini-games and enhanced sound and graphics, Bejeweled 3 is a quantum leap forward in the match-3 category pioneered by the original Bejeweled.  This adaptation offers plenty of action for all gamers with the full suite of Bejeweled 3 games and modes, visually stunning, high resolution graphics, and leaderboards for Classic, Lightning, Poker, Butterflies, Ice Storm and Diamond Mine modes, plus four special gems, five elite badges, and 15 achievements.

Originally launched in the spring of 2000, Bejeweled has become one of the top 10 video game franchises in history. More than half a billion people worldwide have played the game, and over 50 million units have been sold across 17 platforms from iPhone to Xbox and even airline seatbacks.  An estimated 9 billion hours have been spent playing Bejeweled, and the game continues to sell at the rate of one copy every 4.3 seconds.

About PopCap

PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

10/18/2011 - Pet Zombies coming to Nintendo 3DS

Bring home a cuddly, undead pet just in time for Halloween!

Edison, New Jersey—October 18th, 2011—
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today that Pet Zombies is now available on Nintendo 3DS™ at retailers everywhere. Developed by 1st Playable Productions, Pet Zombies is the first undead pet sim that lets you raise your own zombie, customize it to your liking, manage its diet, and play truly twisted games to unlock even more macabre fun – all in 3D! 

Pet Zombies is a pet simulation spoof with a horrific twist – nurture or punish, it’s your choice.  Reanimate your very own customizable zombies that you can play with, care for, or torment in a variety of environments where they can shamble, shuffle and lurch.  Form a bond with your zombie by providing it with food, toys, and entertainment.  Pet Zombies offers lots of gory effects and games to keep players fully entertained and challenged. Customize your zombie to look as grotesque and scary as you desire. It’s your pet, your rules, however twisted they may be.

  • Raise your very own zombie and manage and control its every need.
  • Play a variety of mini games: Zombie Launch, Luck of the Dead, Dumpster Dive and more!
  • Nurture your zombie with tasty treats and toys, or torment them with a torch, shock collar or cattle prod!
  • Customize everything about your zombies: facial deformations, variable decay, clothing, and un-lockable items.
  • Unlock themed backgrounds and decor to create the best environment for your pet zombie.
  • Trigger eye popping gory effects: throw food, drinks, toys or brains with the stereoscopic 3D screen.
  • Earn badges, Zombucks for use in the pet shop, and unlockables by completing games and gameplay challenges.
Rated T for Teen, Pet Zombies is available now for the suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com. To watch the launch trailer or see more Majesco videos, visit www.youtube.com/user/MajescoGames.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

10/17/2011 - Yoostar on MTV comes to Kinect

New Video Shows How Anyone Can Star in Today’s Music Videos.

This holiday season, Yoostar is set to deliver a new era in music entertainment by reimagining the way that fans enjoy their favorite artists’ music video performances … by letting them star in the videos and broadcasting them to the world in Yoostar on MTV!

Yoostar on MTV for Kinect for Xbox 360 takes karaoke to a whole new level by adding 10 of today’s hottest videos into the mix in addition to 70 scenes from MTV shows and events.  The game feeds players the lyrics as they sing and perform in a shortened, yet seamless, version of the original video.  Then watch as the players are inserted into the video with Yoostar’s completely revamped virtual green screen technology or VGS 2.0.

Want to perform in the video but don’t have the pipes to belt out the song?  No problem!  With the special Lip Dub feature, players can leave the singing to the professionals and focus on their performance only.*

Videos featured in Yoostar on MTV are:
§  50 Cent: In Da Club
§  The All-American Rejects: Gives You Hell
§  Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Skylar Grey: Coming Home
§  Far East Movement: Rocketeer
§  Lady Gaga: Bad Romance
§  Lady Gaga: Born This Way
§  LMFAO: Party Rock Anthem
§  Maroon 5: Makes Me Wonder
§  Snoop Dogg: Drop It Like It’s Hot
§  Weezer: Pork and Beans

Stay tuned to Yoostar on MTV in the coming weeks as we reveal more details and exciting new features.  Yoostar on MTV will be available this holiday season for $29.99 with a ‘T’ for Teen rating.

*2 lip dub versions on disc; 8 others available through free Xbox LIVE download.  

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