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Saturday, January 21, 2012

01/21/2012 - Dawn of Fantasy Limited Giveaway

Dawn of Fantasy Limited Giveaway

Toronto, Canada - January 21, 2012 - Reverie World Studios have teamed up with Massively to offer limited numbers of their new MMORTS title Dawn of Fantasy absolutely free (29.99$ value). We invite you to grab your free copy of Dawn of Fantasy from our friends at Massively here: http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/01/13/pick-up-a-free-copy-of-dawn-of-fantasy-from-massively-and-reveri/

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. Complete dozens of story driven quests in services of kings, wizards, and fellow adventurers. Interact with thousands of other players 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.

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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Friday, January 20, 2012

01/20/2012 - Indie Game Sale 14 - Games To Support Childs Play Charity
Indie Game Sale - 14 Great Games - Proceeds to Support Child's Play Charity

The card tables have been set up and we're peeling the plastic wrap off the goodies -- yes, the first ever AGS Bake Sale is underway! This indie extravaganza features a bundle of 14 brand new games cooked up for the sole purpose of raising money for the Child's Play Charity. Indie gaming has never tasted so good.

All of the games in the AGS Bake Sale are made with Adventure Game Studio -- the same engine behind retro-styled adventures like Gemini Rue and the Blackwell mysteries -- but the genres are all over the map! Here's a sampling:

  • 9 Months In: a traditional adventure game about a pregnant woman in prison trying to clear her name before her child is born.
  • Indiana Rodent and the Raiders of the Lost Cheese: the biggest, most ambitious platform game ever made with AGS (quite an accomplishment considering the engine wasn't created with Mario-style platforming in mind!)
  • Escape The Barn: a classic "escape the room" puzzle game, suitable for all ages.
  • RAM Ghost: an adorable virtual house simulator in the style of Little Computer People. Adopt an abandoned, unloved bit of code floating in the endless sea of information and tend to it in the hopes that it will one day grow up to be a proper program.
  • Abner The Amazing: a fantasy adventure in which a boastful knight and his sidekick must find out who stole all the colors and left the world a grainy black and white.
  • Zombie Attack: a top-down retro arcade shooter that has you battling waves of monsters, accumulating power-ups, gathering weapons, and unlocking new characters -- all in a desperate attempt to stop the forces of evil from taking over the earth.

You can see the full list of bundled games on the AGS Bake Sale website: http://www.agsbakesale.com (note: all games are PC only)

The Bake Sale bundle has "pay what you want" pricing, with one small caveat: a minimum of $1.50 is required to cover payment processing. Beyond this, any money donated goes straight to Child's Play to give sick kids a bit of gaming cheer. The developers themselves aren't making a cent -- they've pitched in their time, their talents, and their bandwidth to raise some money for a really good cause.

More info about the AGS Bake Sale and the people involved can be found on the AGS Blog: http://ags-ssh.blogspot.com

This ambitious (and delicious) event will run through February 29, and we hope you'll help us spread the word!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

01/19/2012 - King of Kings 3 celebrates Chinese New Year with Free Gifts
King of Kings 3 celebrates Chinese New Year with free gifts, events and more!

Hamburg, January 19, 2012 - Chinese New Year has arrived and the fantasy-based PvP MMORPG King of Kings 3 is celebrating the year of the dragon in style. Numerous in-game events and special giveaways have been planned. In addition, some of the community’s favorite limited items have been added to the Travelling Shop. Here are just a few examples of what will be occurring:
  • The Year of the Dragon Gift Box is free for all players level 20 and up from now through February 6th. It contains a number of community favorite items.
  • Taking place once each day, all online players level 50 and up will have a chance to earn 1 of 25 special prizes in a special Chinese New Year Lottery.
  • From now through February 6th, all characters level 50 and up will be able to change their class for free without using potions.
  • The Select Dragon Apotheosis Gift Box is available now through February 6th  in the Rarity section of the Travelling Shop.
The King of Kings 3 team wishes its community members lots of luck and continued in-game success in the year of the dragon!

For more info about King of Kings 3, visit the official homepage:
kingofkings3.gamigo.com.

Visit the official King of Kings 3 Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/kingofkings3mmo

Please feel free to contact the gamigo PR department if you have any additional questions.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

01/18/2012 - CALM is the Official Charity Partner of SF X Tekken
CALM named as the official Street Fighter X Tekken Charity Partner in the UK 

Capcom has partnered with Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) for the release of Street Fighter X Tekken in the UK.

CALM was set up to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35, currently the single biggest killer of young men in the UK. Men are three times more at risk of suicide than young women – in 2010 75% of suicides were men. Since CALM’s launch in Merseyside in 2000, suicide numbers in young men in the Merseyside area have fallen by a massive 55%, and now having opened an office in London, the charity has expanded its operations UK wide. CALMzone Coordinator, Simon Howes said of the partnership.

"Fresh from our work with TOPMAN and Creamfields, CALM is delighted to be working with the team behind Street Fighter X Tekken. Our partnership shows how the gaming industry can work for social good; it enables positive messages and innovative campaigns like CALM to engage with massive audiences in a dynamic way that could literally save lives."

Capcom will be holding two eBay charity auctions to raise money on behalf of CALM; the first will see 30 exclusive character prints signed by the legendary games producers Ono-san (Street Fighter) and Harada-san (Tekken) being auctioned off.

The second auction will see a very limited number of tickets to the Street Fighter X Tekken Grand Final event. The highest bidders will be joining a private media launch for the game in central London.

100% of funds raised by each auction will be donated to CALM.
 

http://www.thecalmzone.net


Talk to CALM
The helpline is open 5pm-midnight on Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues, every week of the year. Call 0808 802 5858 within London – or if you’re outside London call 0800 585858. It’s free, confidential and anonymous.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

01/17/2012 - Oddworld Strangers Wrath Discount for PSN Subscribers
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Discounted for PlayStation®Plus Subscribers

Critically Acclaimed HD Remake Gets 30-Percent Discount on PlayStation®Network

LOS ANGELES - Jan. 17, 2011 - Gamers looking to save a little "moolah" are in luck, as
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is discounted 30-percent for PlayStation®Plus subscribers on the PlayStation®Network in North America from Tuesday, Jan. 17 to Tuesday, Jan. 31, and in Europe from Wednesday, Jan. 18 to Wednesday, Feb. 1. The HD version of Stranger's Wrath was developed by Just Add Water, makers of the hit retro arcade game Gravity Crash, in collaboration with Lorne Lanning, the original creator of the Oddworld franchise.  
  
Stranger's Wrath follows the story of Stranger, a fearsome bounty hunter that captures outlaws to raise "moolah" for a mysterious surgical procedure. After encountering the backwater town of the Grubbs, Stranger discovers that there are a few too many secrets about the past and his future as a bounty hunter.

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is available now for the PlayStation®3, regularly priced at $14.99. For more information or to download press assets, please visit
http://www.oddworld.com.

About the original Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath, 2005 - The fourth game from Oddworld Inhabitants, is also considered by many as one of the best Xbox games of all time. Stranger's Wrath, tells the tale of a bounty hunter who, while hunting down criminals, attempts to conceal a secret that, if revealed, could endanger his life. The first full-on action title in the series, mixing 3rd and 1st person-shooter gameplay, the game was set in the Wild West of Oddworld, far from the industrial lands that housed Abe and Munch's tales. The game adapted Oddworld's unique Gamespeak feature, using it more as a soft hint system to give the player subtle clues while preserving the hard-core gaming integrity. The game also debuted a 'live ammo' concept where the ammunition was made of living creatures, which the player had to capture in order to use. The game was globally well received, achieving a Metacritic rating of 88%.

About Oddworld Inhabitants
Formed in 1994 by special effects and computer animation veterans Sherry McKenna and Lorne Lanning, Oddworld Inhabitants is dedicated to creating the next generation of interactive entertainment.

Beginning with its debut products, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee® and Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus®, Oddworld mixed a potent brew of Hollywood artistry with rock solid gameplay to produce experiences rich in emotionality, empathy and entertainment value. Combined sales of the company's first products are in excess of three million units and climbing. Both games have been a hit with established gamers and non-gamers alike: 18% of Europeans who purchased Abe's Exoddus were women.

Through Abe's Oddysee, Abe's Exoddus, Munch's Oddysee, Stranger's Wrath and the games yet to follow, Oddworld is introducing a collection of characters set in a common universe, sharing the highest standards of creativity, quality and unforgettable personality. More than actors in a play, the inhabitants of Oddworld are A.L.I.V.E.: Aware Lifeforms In Virtual Entertainment® with their own physical needs, emotional quirks and unforgettable personalities.

Our mission is simple: for Oddworld's Inhabitants to live in every home.

About Just Add Water
Based in West Yorkshire countryside, Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd. is a collective of veteran game developers specializing in download-only games, since 2006. With over 100 years' collective game development experience spread among the core team, JAW's key personnel have worked on over 50 game titles over the past 20 years including: Power Monger, Pinball Fantasies, Spec Ops: Ranger Elite, Soldier of Fortune, Dune 2000, and Gravity Crash to name but a few. Stewart Gilray heads the company, having worked in the business since the 1980s. Stewart's drive for creating JAW was and still is to facilitate building the games he and his team want to play. Recently JAW became the exclusive developers for titles based upon the Oddworld bran

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Monday, January 16, 2012

01/16/2012 - New Fitness Inspired Just Dance DLC
SWEAT IT OUT WITH NEW FITNESS-INSPIRED JUST DANCE® 3 DLC
London, UKJanuary 16, 2012 – Today, Ubisoft® announced new downloadable content for its best-selling title Just Dance®3, called “Just Sweat Packs”. Two new Just Sweat DLC packs will be downloadable through the in-game Just Dance store on January 17th on Xbox360® Kinect for 480 Microsoft Points and on January 18th on WiiTM for 600 Wii pointsTM each.

Staying in shape for the New Year is more fun than ever with Just Dance®3.The new Just Sweat DLC packs supplement the game’s existing Just Sweat Mode on WiiTM and the Xbox360® Kinect tracklist, allows players to combine exercising with dancing by offering fitness-focused dance moves.

The DLC packs include all new dance tracks by the Sweat Invaders: Beat Match Until I'm Blue, Touch Me Want Me, Dun N Dusted, Cardiac Caress, Merengue and Boomsday. All the tracks will have you breaking a sweat on the dance floor!
These new tracks join other Just Dance 3 DLC songs available on Wii™ such as Anja’s Baby Don’t Stop Now, Studio Allstars’ Jump, Olé Orquesta’s Jambo Mambo, The Girly Team’s Twist And Shake It, U Can’t Touch This and Soul Searchin by Groove Century and In the Style of Irene Cara’s Fame, and also the Mario DLC, each priced at 250 Wii Points.

There are 19 other DLC tracks, including Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai, Satisfaction (Isak Original Extended) by Benny Benassi and Baby Girl by Reaggaton, available on Xbox360® Kinect.

For more information about Just Dance 3, please visit
www.justdancegame.com

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010–11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.039 billion euros. To learn more, please visit
www.ubisoftgroup.com.

© 2011 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Just Dance, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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