Friday, February 10, 2012
02/10/2012 - Paramount Pictures and Namco Bandai for Star Trek Video Game
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industry leader to co-publish and distribute highly anticipated video game inspired by the new Star Trek film, set to ship
the first quarter of 2013 prior to new movie.
PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND NAMCO BANDAI TEAM UP FOR STAR TREK VIDEO GAME
10 February 2012 Paramount Pictures and leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.
today announced the two companies have signed a deal for NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. to co-publish and distribute the highly anticipated
Star Trek video game worldwide during the first quarter of 2013 for all major home consoles and PC.
action-packed combat game is set to launch the first quarter of 2013 prior to the May 17th theatrical release of
the next Star Trek installment from director and producer J.J. Abrams. The game, through a license with CBS Consumer
Products, is based on a stand-alone storyline that continues the adventure of iconic characters Kirk and Spock as they work
together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy.
“With our NAMCO BANDAI
partners leading the distribution effort, we are confident that we will meet an overwhelming demand to get this exciting console
experience into the hands of gamers and Star Trek fans worldwide”, commented LeeAnne Stables, Paramount Pictures
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships and head of the studio’s video game unit. Stables
continued, “The positive response from our initial unveiling at E3 last year was unprecedented, and we are fortunate
to have the highest level of production and creative talent on our team that will bring this incredible game out to market
“Star Trek continues to be one of the most beloved entertainment properties
around the world, and NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe is extremely excited to be teaming up with Paramount Pictures to create the
definitive Star Trek interactive experience,” said Olivier Comte, SVP of marketing, Sales and Publishing for
NAMCO BANDAI Partners S.A.S.
Paramount unveiled the Star Trek video game in pre-alpha phase at 2011’s
Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) and won the praise of critics including the prestigious “Most Valuable Game”
awards from Official Xbox Magazine and PlayStation: The Official Magazine, and was included as one of CNN’s Top 5 Games of E3 2011 list. The Star Trek video game also won additional praise with an exclusive
trailer that debuted during Sony Computer Entertainment of America’s keynote address at its annual E3 press conference.
The Star Trek video game is being developed by Ontario-based developer Digital Extremes (Bioshock 2,
Unreal Tournament, Dark Sector, The Darkness II) with production being overseen by Paramount Creative Executive Brian
Miller. “Working with Paramount Pictures and Digital Extremes reinforces NAMCO BANDAI Games’ commitment of expanding
its portfolio to include Triple ‘A’ Western developed games in addition to its popular and well-respected Japanese
Franchises,” said Olivier Comte. “Digital Extremes’ attention to detail, and the collaboration with Paramount
Pictures and the team at Bad Robot Interactive will create an authenticity that is sure to thrill Star Trek fans
and gamers alike.”
The game’s original story is being penned by BAFTA award winner and God of War
writer Marianne Krawczyk in collaboration with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, writers and producers for the upcoming Star
Trek film. Built from the ground up as the ultimate co-op experience, the Star Trek video game lets players
control both Kirk and Spock in a sweeping journey of epic proportions across unexplored planets and enemy battleships with
the latest 23rd century weapons and gear. Kirk and Spock’s complementary personalities result in the most
fully realized and varied co-op experiences for this console generation.
For more information about NAMCO BANDAI
Games Europe, please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.eu. For more information about the upcoming Star Trek movie
from Paramount Pictures, please visit http://www.startrekmovie.com.
© 2012 Paramount Pictures Corporation. ® & ©
2012 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Thursday, February 9, 2012
02/09/2012 - New Gundam Units for SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online
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Torrance, Calif.-February 8, 2012 - OGPlanet, an innovative provider of Free-to-Play multiplayer
online games, announced that they have released five different S Rank units into their popular multiplayer third-person shooter
game, SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online.
New "S Rank" Gundam Units Invade SD Gundam Capsule Fighter
Two powerful S Rank Gundams, God Gundam and Wing Gundam 0 (EW),
have been released to the in-game shop, and are available immediately for use in the game.
S Rank Gundam units are also available in the game via in-game quests: Providence Gundam, Freedom Gundam and Justice Gundam.
Since SD Gundam Capsule Fighter launched
in December 2011, players have been clamoring for the addition of the very powerful Gundam S rank units. OGPlanet has responded
to these demands and expects that they will be a valuable addition to existing Gundam units, ranging from C ranks to AR ranks.
They also will bring whole new level of strategy to the game because S rank units are worth more to capture in battles. Becoming
a dominator or a target is up to each individual's preferred style of play.
To check out the game for free or for
more information on SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online please visit the official game page located at http://sdgo.ogplanet.com/en/main.og. And for up to the minute news, events, contests and giveaways please visit
and Like the official SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online Facebook page located at http://www.facebook.com/SDGONA.
About Bandai Korea CO., LTD.
CO., LTD is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. and in charge of planning and producing some of online games based
on popular animation series. Titles include 'SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online' and 'Dragonball Online'.
Based in Torrance, California,
OGPlanet is a leading publisher in North America of free-to-play and downloadable games. OGPlanet offers wide range of game
titles, such as SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online, Rumble Fighter, Lost Saga, La Tale, Zone 4, and Red Stone. For more information,
Copyright by ©SOTSU, SUNRISE ©SOTSU, SUNRISE,
MBS ©BANDAI KOREA Developed by SOFTMAX / Published by OGPlanet
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
02/08/2012 - Virgin Gaming and NOS Energy Drink Announce New Partnership
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NOS Energy Drink becomes the official energy drink of Virgin Gaming; Partnership to include retail promotions,
sponsored online gaming tournaments and the NOS Energy Drink College Campus Tour
VIRGIN GAMING AND NOS®
ENERGY DRINK ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
CA - February 8, 2012 - Competitive gaming website Virgin Gaming and NOS Energy Drink have reached a partnership agreement making NOS® Energy Drink the official
energy drink of Virgin Gaming. Through the relationship, NOS fans, gamers and NOS Rewards
Series members will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive sponsored tournaments powered by the Virgin Gaming platform.
NOS Energy Drink will execute retail promotions, including an array of Virgin Gaming rewards and special tournament entries for participants.
"There's a definitive culture
and lifestyle associated with competitive gaming, and Virgin Gaming offers its partners an unprecedented brand opportunity
to intimately engage this audience. We are extremely excited about the potential scope of our partnership," says
Virgin Gaming CEO Rob Segal in welcoming NOS to a growing roster of heavyweight industry partners that includes Electronic Arts, Sony Computer Entertainment of America and GameStop.
"It's so important for us to partner with brands who truly
get what we're doing, and NOS has shown they're serious about gaming and giving gamers great experiences. We're proud to have
their support," adds Virgin Gaming President Billy Levy about the new agreement.
Competitive video gaming
has become a strategic pillar for NOS Energy Drink to connect with current and potential consumers. The company understands
the powerful engagement tool that gaming provides, which led them to partner with the fastest growing brand in the competitive
gaming space, Virgin Gaming, who recently surpassed 1 million registered players, each of whom spends an average of 72 minutes
per visit using the Virgin Gaming platform.
“NOS is all about fuelling high performance energy, be
it behind the wheel or behind the controller,” said Eric Helms, vice president of marketing for NOS. “Competitive
gaming is soaring in popularity, and Virgin Gaming is at the forefront of that surge. We’re excited to partner
with them and look forward to fuelling their million plus members to victory.”
Virgin Gaming has quickly
earned a reputation for hosting some of the largest online video game tournaments ever. The site pairs up gamers of similar skill levels to play head-to-head
matches for cash prizes.
About Virgin Gaming
Introduced in June 2010, Virgin Gaming is the premier destination
for competitive console gamers to meet, challenge and play in head-to-head matches and tournaments for cash and prizes. With
an array of proprietary features, including a Fair Play Guarantee™ (with automatic game results validation), Virgin
Gaming allows gamers of all skill levels from around the world to safely and easily compete online against friends and other
members in some of their favorite multiplayer games. A leading-edge convergence of competitive online gaming and video games,
Virgin Gaming offers robust community features with member pages, community reputation and skill ratings, a variety of exciting
tournament formats and more. For additional information, visit Virgin Gaming.
Launched in 2005, NOS Energy Drink fuels victory
by delivering high-performance energy.. NOS is part of the glacéau unit of Coca Cola North America. glacéau
consists of brands that offer great-tasting hydration for every occasion, including vitamin water®, smart
water®, POWERADE®, NOS® and Full Throttle®. The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage
company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. For more information about NOS, visit www.drinknos.com.
VIRGIN and the Virgin Signature logo are trademarks of Virgin Enterprises
Limited and are used under license.
All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
02/07/2012 - Bloodrayne Betrayal Now only $10
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Betrayal at a Great New Price
BloodRayne: Betrayal is now 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Arcade
and $9.99 on the PlayStation Network. Missing out on the game that IGN.com gave a 9 out of 10 would be an absolute shame,
because BloodRayne: Betrayal is the bloodshed you’ve been craving – now at a great deal.BloodRayne:
Betrayal is a retro throwback, bringing back the best of old-school platformers and blending it together with
extremely satisfying, gorgeously bloody vampire slashing. It’s a beautiful game with style in spades set to a chilling
narrative. This is the definition of a must-have game at a fantastic price.
Betrayal delivers over-the-top stylish action with a healthy dose of bloodshed. You are Rayne, the sexy dhampir
with superhuman strength, speed, and agility, recruited by the vampire hunting Brimstone Society for one last mission. The
target is a lavish, yet sinister ball in a secluded castle with plenty of dark surprises. With the help of a mysterious friend,
and members of Brimstone, Rayne must infiltrate the manor, take out the fiendish horde, and stop an evil master plot once
and for all.
more information about BloodRayne: Betrayal, please visit www.bloodraynebetrayal.com.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Monday, February 6, 2012
02/06/2012 - Mortal Kombat Arcade Collection Comes to PC
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Mortal Kombat Arkade Kollection
Launches for PC
Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirms Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection is available for digital
download for PC gamers , offering the original Mortal Kombat arcade trilogy - Mortal Kombat, Mortal
Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 – in a single collection.
Kombat Arcade Kollection delivers these Mortal Kombat arcade classics for £6.29 via Steam, Gamestop's
Impulse, Direct2Drive, Gametap and others.
Developed by Other Ocean in conjunction with NetherRealm studios, the
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection allows fans to play through the games in their original arcade state
and rediscover all their favorite characters, fatalities and environments as well as relive some of the franchise’s
most memorable secrets. The PC collection will feature online play, leaderboards, achievements and trophies.
Submitted By: E. Thomas