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Friday, November 18, 2011

11/18/2011 - Manny Pacquiao Boxing Game Hits App Store
Fight as Manny Pacquiao in Pound for Pound, Now Available on iOS Devices

New Action Fighting Game Hits the Apple App Store

Los Angeles - November 18, 2011 - Karkadann Games today announced the launch of Manny Pacquiao: Pound for Pound: Volume 1, starring Filipino athlete and international superstar, Manny Pacquiao, now available on the Apple App Store for iOS devices. Pound for Pound is an action fighting game designed for a broad audience featuring the international superstar as an action-fighting hero, available now as a universal app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices for $2.99. Pacquiao fans and iOS gamers alike can download the game now from the App Store by
clicking here.

Featuring 3D-rendered graphics, accessible game mechanics, and a deep storyline, Pound for Pound sends Manny into the underground fighting pits in search of a kidnapped friend. Execute Manny’s legendary combination of pummeling punches in the fight against corruption and evil, using an arsenal of martial arts fighting techniques and combos. Accessible controls will have gamers swiping the screen in various directions to unleash and dodge attacks as they battle their way through an army of minions and bosses. Gaining experience unlocks skill points and item upgrades that will improve Manny’s fighting power and help gamers progress through increasingly difficult challenges.

Key features of Manny Pacquiao: Pound for Pound:
• Fight as the world-famous Manny Pacquiao in this action-packed fighting game for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
• Use touchscreen actions and gestures to unleash Manny’s arsenal of lethal punches and kicks.
• Fight against minions, mini-bosses, and bosses who increase in difficulty as the game progresses.
• Guide Manny in his crusade for justice and experience artistically vivid environments with an immersive storyline.
• Engage in a combat-oriented experience, leveling Manny as you progress through challenging and intense battles.
• Upgrade Manny’s attributes, as you gain experience and increase in level, all while customizing him with items that improve fighting power and different clothes to make him look the way you want.
• Integration with Game Center for unlockable achievements and score leaderboards.

For more information, visit:
• Website:
www.p4pgame.com
• Facebook: www.facebook.com/Manny.Pacquiao.P4P.game
• Twitter: www.twitter.com/P4Pgame
• YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/P4Pkarkadanngames

Link to Manny Pacquiao: Pound for Pound on the App Store: LINK

Manny Pacquiao: Pound for Pound is also being developed for Android and Facebook, with more information coming soon.

Submitted By: E. Thomas

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

11/17/2011 - uDraw Gametablet Now Available
uDraw Gametablet® available now for Xbox 360, Playstation®3 and WiiTM
uDrawTM for WiiTM Pioneered the Emerging Genre of Console Tablet Gaming. Now, THQ Brings the Innovative uDraw GameTablet to Xbox 360® and Playstation®3 Boasting a Sleek New Design, Enhanced Capabilities and a Portfolio of New Games
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – Nov. 17, 2011 – The internationally-acclaimed uDraw GameTablet® arrives in stores tomorrow for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Featuring the latest innovations in console gaming technology, the new tablets are the only ones to come equipped with high definition output, motion controls, and a stylus with more than 256 points of pressure sensitivity. With uDraw GameTablet and its robust library of games, players can stretch their imaginations and use their gaming consoles like never before.

Called “feature-rich, versatile and easy-to-use” by Toy Insider’s 2011 Hot 20, the new uDraw GameTablets each include a center-docked stylus for right or left-handed players, and console controls integrated directly into their design. For Wii players, uDraw will also be available tomorrow in a new black design.

“The uDraw GameTablet offers an entirely new way to play on video game consoles,” said Martin Good, Executive Vice President of PlayTHQ®. “uDraw encourages creative expression, keeps minds active, and offers uniquely engaging gameplay that can be enjoyed by the whole family. It’s the first console-based artistic tool of its kind and we are thrilled to bring it to PS3 and Xbox 360 following our great success with uDraw GameTablet for Wii.”

This Holiday season, all of the family’s favorite franchises are available on uDraw, from Pictionary™ and Marvel Super Hero Squad to SpongeBob SquarePants and the Disney Princesses.

uDraw Studio™: Instant Artist™ comes packaged with the uDraw GameTablet. Instant Artist turns TVs into digital art studios and allows players to tap into their imaginations, complete art lessons, engage in creative activity-based gameplay, or simply draw freestyle with a wide variety of brushes, color palettes and art tools. The game also comes with the option to save and upload artwork directly to uDraw’s online community, where it can be easily shared on Facebook or printed out. uDraw Studio: Instant Artist is rated E for Everyone.

The growing library of uDraw titles will also include Pictionary™: Ultimate Edition, a new, high-tech version of the family game favorite. Available exclusively for uDraw on Xbox 360 and PS3, the game features new clues, vibrant HD environments, customizable gameplay and new functionality including intuitive touch screen gestures. For Wii, Pictionary™ has been one of uDraw’s most popular games. Both Pictionary™ and Pictionary™: Ultimate Edition are rated E for Everyone.

In the action title, Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat, players will unleash the power of the pen using movement-based commands and touch screen functions to battle their way through six comic book “issues” and thwart Doctor Doom’s evil plan. Using the uDraw stylus, players can command their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, including Captain America, Thor and the internet favorite, Squirrel Girl, who makes her video game debut in Comic Combat. Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+, Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat is available for Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Recently released on uDraw for Wii, Disney Princess: Enchanting Storybooks captures players’ imaginations as they are swept into the magical worlds of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Rapunzel and Tiana. As they help bring color to the princesses’ world, players will enjoy hours of creative activities including magic search, tilt a maze, spot the difference, make a melody, coloring book pages and tilt painting. Disney Princess: Enchanting Storybooks is rated E for Everyone.

Also available on the uDraw for Wii are Pictionary, SpongeBob SquigglePants, The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns – Again!, Dood’s Big Adventure and Kung Fu Panda 2.

uDraw GameTablet is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.

Visit
www.worldofudraw.com to check out the library of games, share and view art, and get involved in the uDraw online community. You can also find us on facebook.com/worldofudraw.

Submitted By: E. Thomas

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

11/16/2011 - SEGA PSN and Xbox LIVE Sale
SEGA Makes a Big Deal Out of PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade Titles

No Turkeys Here: Select SEGA Hits Available at up to 50% Off

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON - November 16, 2011 - SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced special savings for North American PlayStation®Network fans and worldwide week-long deals for gamers on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

From today through November 29, 2011, PlayStation®Network gamers can enjoy a feast of savings on SEGA classics including:
Comix Zone™: $2.99 (was $4.99)
Streets of Rage 2™: $2.99 (was $4.99)
Golden Axe™: $2.99 (was $4.99)
After Burner Climax™: $4.99 (was $9.99)
Starting November 22 and lasting through November 28, 2011, Xbox LIVE Arcade players worldwide can be thankful for six select SEGA titles on sale for 50% off their usual prices:
Crazy Taxi™: 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)
SEGA Rally Online Arcade™: 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)
Streets of Rage 2™: 200 Microsoft Points (50% off)
OutRun Online Arcade™: 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)
Happy Tree Friends™: 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)
Phantasy Star 2™: 200 Microsoft Points (50% off)

For a full list of discounted titles in the SEGA November Sales, visit the official SEGA blog at
http://blogs.sega.com/usa/

For more news, follow SEGA on Twitter @SEGA or “like” us on Facebook.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

11/15/2011 - Nintendo and Penny Arcade Create New Zelda Comic
NINTENDO JOINS FORCES WITH PENNY ARCADE TO CREATE ORIG. COMIC FOR THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD

Nov. 15, 2011 - Nintendo has teamed up with the creative team from the popular Penny Arcade online comic strip to create a special comic in celebration of the Nov. 20 launch of  The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Wii™ console.

Starting today, the first of five weekly comic panels will appear on
http://www.zelda.com/skywardsword/comic. The comics include characters and themes from the new game, and are drawn in a style that combines the game's distinctive new look and Penny Arcade's signature style. 

"I was 14 when I first played  The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past," said Penny Arcade artist Mike Krahulik. "That was 20 years ago, and today I am introducing my son to  The Legend of Zelda. The opportunity to work with Nintendo to create a Zelda comic is not only an incredible honor, but quite literally a childhood dream come true."

For more information about  The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, visit
http://www.zelda.com/skywardsword.
 
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Monday, November 14, 2011

11/14/2011 - 3DS Passes Original DS
NINTENDO 3DS POISED TO SURPASS FIRST-YEAR SALES OF NINTENDO DS

In its eighth month on the market, the  Nintendo 3DS™ system crossed 1.65 million units sold in the U.S., according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. This milestone puts the platform on track to surpass the first-year total of  Nintendo DS™, the best-selling game platform in U.S. history.

The Nintendo DS system sold 2.37 million units in its first 12 months (November 2004-October 2005), with approximately 50 percent of those sales occurring in the holiday time frame. With its first holiday season and the launches of the  Super Mario 3D Land
 and  Mario Kart 7 games on the horizon, Nintendo 3DS is poised to eclipse that number and establish a new benchmark for hand-held gaming launches in the United States.

"With a massive lineup of software on the way and the first-year sales record of Nintendo DS in its sights, Nintendo 3DS enters its first holiday season with a full head of steam," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.

Other Nintendo news from the month includes: 
• Nintendo sold more than 675,000 combined hardware units in October. This includes more than 250,000 units of Nintendo 3DS, nearly 250,000 
Wii™ systems and nearly 180,000 units of the Nintendo DS family of systems.

• For the year, Nintendo has sold a combined 7 million hardware units and more than 55 million units of software have been sold for Nintendo platforms. Both of these numbers should increase with the Nov. 20 launch of  The Legend of Zelda
: Skyward Sword for Wii.

• Both Wii, up 8 percent year over year, and Nintendo DS, up 23 percent over the previous month, demonstrated strong momentum heading into their respective sixth and eighth holiday seasons. In total, the two platforms have sold more than 87 million combined hardware units and more than 540 million combined units of software in the United States.

For more information about Nintendo, visit 
http://www.nintendo.com.

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