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Friday, February 10, 2012

02/10/2012 - Paramount Pictures and Namco Bandai for Star Trek Video Game

Studio chooses 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.

CERGY-PONTOISE, France.  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.

The 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 next year.”

 “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.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

02/09/2012 - New Gundam Units for SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online
New "S Rank" Gundam Units Invade SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online

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.  

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.

 Three additional 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.
Bandai Korea 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'.
About OGPlanet®
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

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

02/08/2012 - Virgin Gaming and NOS Energy Drink Announce New Partnership

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

TORONTO, 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.

About NOS
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
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 holders.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

02/07/2012 - Bloodrayne Betrayal Now only $10

BloodRayne: 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.

BloodRayne: 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.

For more information about BloodRayne: Betrayal, please visit www.bloodraynebetrayal.com.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

02/06/2012 - Mortal Kombat Arcade Collection Comes to PC
Mortal Kombat Arkade Kollection Launches for PC
Warner 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.

The Mortal 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.  

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