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Friday, December 9, 2011

12/09/2011 - Angry Birds Celebrates 2nd Birthday
Angry Birds Celebrates 2nd Birthday

December 9, 2011 – Espoo, Finland – Rovio is delighted to announce the 2nd birthday of Angry Birds, which will be celebrated all over the world on December 11.

Fans everywhere can enjoy a new “Happy Birdday” update for Angry Birds, which features 15 delectable new birthday cake levels, spiffy new menus and graphics, and special achievements. As a birthday gift to fans, all episodes are now unlocked. In addition, the new Rovio channel gives fans instant access to their favorite content. News, games, videos, Facebook, Angry Birds shop, and other great content are only one tap away. 

Fans in the US can celebrate Angry Birds’ second birthday by heading over to their local Barnes & Noble, which will have special events and giveaways from 11 AM to 3 PM on December 11. Angry Birds aficionados can join a scavenger hunt to find the Mighty Eagle or enter a raffle to win special Angry Birds prizes. Along with the Birds & Noble Scavenger Hunt, select stores may offer additional activities such as coloring or high score contests, design your own Angry Birds character, Angry Birds Parades and guessing games. Fans can also check out the wide variety of Angry Birds merchandise available at “Birds & Noble”, including mugs, backpacks, and even a brand new sugar cookie available only at Barnes & Noble.

Toys ‘R’ Us is also getting into the “birdday” spirit. Fans who go to the store on December 11 can get 25% off Angry Birds plush toys plus a code that unlocks an Angry Birds Chrome Seasons’ Greedings bonus level.

For Angry Birds fans in Japan, Rovio CMO and Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka will be giving a special presentation at the Apple store in Ginza. Vesterbacka will share stories about how Rovio took Angry Birds from just another mobile game to a worldwide entertainment success story and how the App Store was involved. In Harajuku, Tokyo, an Angry Birds event will give fans a chance to play games and win prizes.

The Forbidden Planet London megastore in the UK will also be celebrating Angry Birds’ second birthday.

Although Angry Birds is only two years young, it has already been downloaded 500 million times, making it the most popular app ever as well as one of the fastest growing international brands.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12/06/2011 - GTA 3 10 Year Anniversary Edition Coming December 15th
Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition Coming to Mobile Devices Next Week - December 15th

Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition will be available for select new generation iOS and Android devices on the App Store and Android Marketplace next week, December 15th for $2.99. Below is an updated list of devices to be supported at launch, along with some brand new screenshots from both the iOS and Android versions (also look for a new trailer to coincide with the official release next week).

Apple iOS Devices: iPad 1 & 2, iPhone 4 & 4S, iPod touch 4th Generation

Android Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x

Android Tablets:
Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive


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Monday, December 5, 2011

12/05/2011 - Nano Assault Now Available Exclusively for Nintendo 3DS
MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES NANO ASSAULT™ IS AVAILABLE NOW EXCLUSIVELY FOR NINTENDO 3DS™

Battle against deadly viruses in the explosive 3D shooter set in a microscopic world

Edison, New Jersey - December 5, 2011 - Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today that Nano Assault™is now available on Nintendo 3DS™.   Nano Assault™ is a visually stunning [6]3D shoot ‘em up based in a cellular world that tasks players to stop the deadly Nanostray virus from spreading and contaminating all of human civilization.

Nano Assault™ challenges players through 32 twisted cell stages and dark worlds with rugged landscapes that adjust in difficulty based upon the player’s skill level. Prepare yourself to take on and defeat extreme nemeses including the
Black Nucleus, Hyper Blobs and Spore Plants using powerful beams, energetic bombs and other unlockable assault weapons.

GAME FEATURES INCLUDE:
* Upgrade weapons to fight off bigger infections.
* Mission mode, an unlockable arcade style cell stage where you must destroy
enemies against a time counter.
* Leaderboard and Hall of Fame modes let you publish your level scores and
compare them with friends online.
* Detailed enemy Nanopedia provides information about each adversary.

Developed by Shin’en Multimedia, Nano Assault™ is rated E10+ and is now available on Nintendo 3DS for a suggested retail price of $29.99.  To watch the launch trailer and find out more, please visit
www.nanoassaultgame.com.

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12/05/2012 - SupaBoy SNES Portable Now Available on Amazon
Make it a Supa Christmas with SupaBoy Handheld Video Game Console

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Supa Sweet Handheld Console Shaped Like a SNES Controller With 3.5 Inch Screen that Plays SNES Cartridges

Hyperkin will launch the highly anticipated SupaBoy Handheld Video Game Console December 1st, 2011 in time for the holiday shopping season. Equipped with a 3.5” screen, the SupaBoy is designed to look like an original SNES controller with a top loading port that plays original 16-bit SNES and Super Famicom cartridges. 
 
The SupaBoy will play original SNES cartridges on a built-in 3.5” LCD screen and is designed to emulate an original SNES controller including a D-pad, face buttons, as well as right and left shoulder buttons. The SupaBoy also includes two front loading ports that are compatible with full-size SNES controllers and video/audio out, allowing up to two players to play the SupaBoy on a regular TV screen.
 
“There is definitely a nostalgia factor for the SupaBoy for the older generation of gamers who grew up with the Super Nintendo,” stated Leo Liang, Hyperkin’s National Sales Director.  “Yet, at the same time, it introduces and exposes the new generation of gamers to this beloved console.  Not only is it compatible with original SNES and Super Famicom cartridges, you can also run it through your television, plug two controllers in, and play with another person.  The SupaBoy is a very cool, very fun product, and is a perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves video games.”
 
SupaBoy will be compatible with multiple SNES titles including: Super Mario™ World, Starfox™, Donkey Kong™ Country, The Legend of Zelda™ A Link To The Past, Super Mario™ Kart, Chrono Trigger™ and others.
 
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:
 
Original SNES controller design
Screen size (diagonal): 3.5 inches
2.5 Hours battery life
Measures: 8.5 x 4 x 1.5 inches
Weight: 11.5 ounces
Includes 2 Ports for wired controllers
Stereo sound
AV Out
Headphone jack
Adjustable volume control
Launch Date: December 1st
SRP: $79.99
Available at Amazon.com
 
About Hyperkin
Since its launch in 2009 Hyperkin has been quickly become a widely recognized and trusted brand of video game peripherals. Hyperkin is constantly searching for new product ideas, emerging technologies and innovative ways to enhance the video game experience. Hyperkin believes that its most important asset is its business partners and is dedicated to developing long and successful relationships with each client. The company’s executive office is located in Newport Beach, CA. For more information, please visit:
www.hyperkin.com

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12/05/2011 - Snowboard Hero Now on iOS
Snowboard Hero – The Ultimate Snowboarding Experience on iPhone and iPad

Snowboard Hero™ by Fishlabs Entertainment, two-time winner of the prestigious IMGAwards 2011 in the categories “Best Sports Game” and “Operator’s Choice”, receives extensive universal update for iPhone and iPad

Hamburg, Germany - December 5th, 2011 – Fishlabs Entertainment sends its two-time winner of the prestigious International Mobile Gaming Awards 2011 down the slope again: Right in time for the winter season, the successful Hamburg-based games developer puts out an extensive update for its action-packed fun sports spectacle Snowboard Hero™, which originally hit the App Store in late March 2011. While the game has already received a whole lot of new content in the form of additional characters, tracks, events and achievements in the past, the current update finally upgrades the award-winning winter sports racer to a universal app for iPhone, iPod touch and now also iPad for the single price of €2.39 / $2.99/ £1.99. Furthermore, the graphics of the game have also been improved specifically for iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

In Snowboard Hero™ you take over the role of one of six playable characters, each of which is equipped with a number of individual boards, outfits, skills and special moves, and take on an extensive career consisting of 66 different challenges on eight unique tracks. Race down the steepest scarps and most beautiful alpine areas and prove your skills and courage on all kinds of risky obstacles, such as half pipes, glacier tunnels and ski jumps. Take advantage of the game’s intuitive touch and tilt controls and master even the most dare-devil stunts and breakneck tricks at ease, while you collect extra-bonuses for your best maneuvers and record times. Leave your friends in the dust and show them who the real Snowboard Hero™ is by mastering the Record Chaser mode and dominating the online leader boards via OpenFeint and Game Center. And, of course, improve your character’s abilities by investing your hard-earned credits into better boards, new tricks and cool gadgets!

Due to the title’s high-resolution graphics and full support of AppleTV AirPlay, the pursuit of the next high score looks all the more impressive on the big screen in 720p via Wi-Fi or in Full HD via HDMI. And that’s not all, because the new update of Snowboard Hero™ still has another ace up its sleeve, namely the synchronization of save games via iCloud, which allows you to take your snowboarding career across platform boundaries and carry on one and the same game on a whole variety of different iOS devices.

Features:

• Six playable characters with six standard and four individual special tricks to unlock
• Eight tracks with multiple runs in three different settings: piste, half pipe and open alpine area
• Individual boards and outfits for each character
• Five disciplines: time trial, freestyle, slalom, race, gate-time bonus
• Eight combination disciplines, including speedrun-slalom and race-speedrun-freestyle
• Record Chaser with online leaderboards in OpenFeint and Game Center
• Modifiable characteristics such as agility, speed, boost and jumps
• A total of 66 events
• High resolution support for retina display, as well as native support of the iPad’s 768p resolution
• Full support of AppleTV AirPlay: Race down the slope on your TV screen in 720p (Wi-Fi) or Full HD (HDMI)
• Synchronization of save games via iCloud


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