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Friday, January 6, 2012

01/06/2012 - American Gladiator to star in Firefall Heroes
RED 5 STUDIOS BRINGS FIREFALL HEROES TO LIFE

Lee “Hawk” Reherman of American Gladiators to Play “Typhon”

Laguna Hills, CA – January 6, 2012 –
Red 5 Studios™ announces it has cast Lee “Hawk” Reherman to take on the role of Firefall’s hardened war hero, “Typhon”, at future events. Red 5 is unveiling Lee, and Crystal Graziano – recently chosen to play “Mourningstar” – in their newly completed “battleframes” with a new trailer at: http://bitly.com/ffcosplay2. Both battleframes were hand-crafted by award-winning Hollywood FX artist, Steve Wang, and his team.

Most well-known as “Hawk” on American Gladiators, Lee Reherman also hosted five seasons of "Arena" on G4 and has played multiple wacky characters on the Disney Channel. His vibrant personality, athleticism, and remarkable likeness to Typhon, made him the perfect fit to play the Firefall character. Red 5 plans to bring Lee, as Typhon, to at least six conventions during 2012, as well as feature him in a yet unannounced project aimed at bringing Firefall’s rich sci-fi universe to life.

Fans can follow the official Firefall blog (
www.firefallthegame.com/blog) to stay informed about upcoming appearances for both Lee Reherman as Typhon, and Crystal Graziano as Mourningstar, during 2012. They’ll be wearing some of the most realistic costumes ever constructed, made possible by the unique talents of Steve Wang.

Red 5 Studios’ free-to-play open world shooter, Firefall, is currently running the first stage of its exclusive beta – planned to roll-out through 2012. Players can sign-up for the chance to be invited into the beta and meet Firefall’s enthusiastic community at the official homepage:
http://www.firefallthegame.com/home.

About Red 5 Studios
Red 5 Studios is an online game developer located in California, founded by Mark Kern, former team lead for World of Warcraft. Red 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters. They believe that online games and persistent worlds are the future of video games. Visit
www.red5studios.com for more information.

Firefall, Red 5 Studios and all associated logos and designs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red 5 Studios, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

01/05.2012 - Rift Mobile Now Available on iOS
RiftTM Mobile Now Live on App Store
The beta version of the Trion Worlds Rift™ Mobile application is now available as a free download for iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, via the App Store. Players with an Apple mobile device can extend the Rift experience no matter where they are with real-time chat, games that grant prizes, and zone event alerts. Rift Mobile can be used by anyone with a game account and character, regardless of their current subscription status. 

The iOS launch is just the first stage of the Rift Mobile rollout. A beta version of the app will be available for Android phones later this month, with a full launch on both devices planned sometime during Q1.  

Rift Mobile features:
  • Social Features – Chat in real-time with friends and guild mates. Keep up to date with guild happenings with the latest wall postings
  • Loot Cards – Play Planar Invasion, Crafty Critters, and Shinies for a chance to instantly win in-game planar loot, crafting materials, and artifacts  
  • Zone Events – Always know when a Zone Event is kicking off on your shard by setting up these handy alerts
***Download Rift Mobile here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rift-mobile/id471051079?mt=8

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

01/04/2012 - Hamster Cannon Launches on Android
Hamster Cannon launched on Android

Jan 4, 2012 - London, Ontario - Big Blue Bubble Inc. has presented another breakthrough in hamster aerodynamics with Hamster Cannon - now available on Android Market.

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

Pricing and Availability:

Hamster Cannon 1.0 is a free app and it is available for any Android device with OS 1.6 and up.

Download link:
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.bigbluebubble.hamsterfree

YouTube Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4Z75gfnE64

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/Big_Blue_Bubble

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Blue-Bubble-Inc/128437712810

With over 80 high profile games in its portfolio, Big Blue Bubble Inc. is one of Canada's leading video game developers. Big Blue Bubble is dedicated to making the best possible games by combining innovative designers with top caliber artists and industry leading programmers. By maintaining a strong focus on the development of technology and showcasing it through award winning games, Big Blue Bubble will continue to lead the way in becoming a cornerstone of the gaming world.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

01/03/2012 - Dawn of Fantasy Sales Extended Into New Year
Dawn of Fantasy Sale Extended for the New Year!

Toronto, Canada - January 3, 2012 - The fans have asked for it, and we’ve listened! To reign in an exciting new year, Reverie World Studios will be extending its holiday sale on its recently released subscription-free MMORTS, Dawn of Fantasy. From now until January 8, players will be able to pick up a digital copy of Dawn of Fantasy from the official website at the reduced cost of $19.99, 33% off the regular price of $30. During this time, players old and new can also participate in our great Dawn of Fantasy “Treasure Hunt!” Great deals and free promo codes redeemable for elite units are hidden all over the web. Track them down to get a head start on your foes! Bargain hunters can check the official DOF website for some leads!

Set in the persistent world of Mythador, Dawn of Fantasy offers you the chance to write your own chapter in the bloody history of this land. Explore a richly-detailed, endless world, from the high mountain peaks of Southmount in the human realm of Teria to the swamps of Erthee l'Bala of the Wood Elves. Complete dozens of story-driven quests in services of kings, wizards, and fellow adventurers. Interact with thousands of other players through trading, forging alliances, and waging war in both Player vs. Player and Player vs. Environment battles. Build up your villages into mighty empires, and lay siege to your enemies with great trebuchets, the brute strength of the walking woods, mighty ogres, and fire-breathing dragon mercenaries to reign supreme. Play as three different races - elves, men, and orcs, each of which offers a radically different playstyle and has been given a deep, compelling mythology, a dramatic historical background, and a spectrum of complex political ambitions that drive the story and gameplay.

If your New Year’s resolution has anything to do with hunting dragons or ruling a persistent world or if you’re just looking for a new game for a new year, head on over to the official Dawn of Fantasy site to take advantage of this sale before January 8! This discount only applies to digital copies purchased directly from the developers. Let’s kick this year off with a bang!

Stay up to date with the latest game assets and information at the official website: http://www.dawnoffantasy.com/ and Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/hy9mQs

About Reverie World Studios, INC.
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Reverie World Studios is set to take full advantage of the rapidly expanding market for interactive entertainment media. Boasting a completed next-generation game engine, a team of talented and experienced designers, and an innovative MMORTS – Dawn of Fantasy), the scene is set for Reverie to become a leading Canadian exporter of interactive media and retain a concentrated talent pool capable of pushing the boundaries of the industry.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

01/02/2012 - BuzzWords Now Available on WP7
M80Games releases "BuzzWords" for Windows Phone

M80Games, a San Diego based mobile game developer has released their second Windows Phone 7 game, BuzzWords.

BuzzWords is a fast paced arcade style word game with a twist. Find words in any direction for points.Words can be chained together to create a combo for mega points. If you’re really quick, you can even catch the beehive on fire for greater score. Beware of those pesky bugs, and don’t let them fall in your honey pot!

BuzzWords Features:

-Two game modes
-Game boosters to enhance play sessions
-Beautiful high definition graphics
-Online leaderboards
-Trial mode available
-Price: 0.99 cents

YouTube Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4YrIZ799Xw

BuzzWords can be found in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

More info: Website: http://www.m80games.com Twitter: @m80games

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