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Saturday, February 25, 2012

02/25/2012 - Sky Lance Weapon Comes to Planetside 2
The following message is brought to you by NANITE SYSTEMS, an Auraxis corporation:

Looking for the perfect anti-air defense prototype when defending endless Auraxian terrain? The talented folks at Nanite Systems are proud to introduce the prototype Sky Lance weapon, found in Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming highly-anticipated MMO first person shooter PlanetSide ® 2

An anti-air weapon prototype in development from Nanite Systems, the Sky Lance boasts accuracy and incredible power and was created to combat Galaxy hot-drops on friendly facilities with a single shot. However, the energy required to fire the stationary Sky Lance renders entire facilities vulnerable for minutes at a time. Continued research into ways to manage the power requirements of the Sky Lance is ongoing.  

As a sneak peek, SOE has created a design time-lapse video of the Sky Lance weapon prototype with Senior Artist Roel Jovellanos, who walks the viewer through his process, from concept art to the fully textured 3D finish. 

The video can be found on
YouTube.

For further information on PlanetSide 2, please visit:
www.planetside2.com

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Friday, February 24, 2012

02/24/2012 - cTools and BulkyPix announce Kung Fu Rabbit
cTools and BulkyPix announce Kung Fu Rabbit

Paris, France – Feb 20th , 2012  – The young french studio cTools and the publisher Bulkypix present you their first coproduction: Kung Fu Rabbit. Scheduled on iPhone and iPad in early March, this platformer will put you in the shoes of a rabbit, which has mastered the art of Kung Fu. You’ll have save his pupils from the universal Evil.

They let you in life ... they will regret it!

Survival of rabbit’s temple hangs by a thread.
Use your agility and your extraordinary fighting skills to save each of your students! Jump from roof to roof, slide gracefully along walls, furtively approach your enemies and cut them into pieces

Features
-          70 levels with 2 difficulty mode
-          15 customization items for the rabbit to unlock
-          Airplay with a 720p resolution
-          iCloud
-          iCade support
-          Universal application iPhone/iPad

About

BulkyPix
Bulkypix is a developer and publisher of games and applications for smartphones, tablets and social network.

The company has structured its internal development around technologies that enable not to depend on owners’ technical environments and open to the most common platforms on the market.

Regarding publishing, Bulkypix has established long-term and fair partnership with thirty independent studios which it publishes and often co-produced games.
Finally, through its brand BulkyApps, Bulkypix develops applications on behalf of businesses and cultural institutions wishing to use mobile devices and social networks as new spaces for communication and promotion.

In 2011, Bulkypix has 30 employees and a catalog of nearly 100 games and applications.

www.bulkypix.com -  www.bulkyapps.com 
cTools-Studio
Founded in May 2011 and run by experienced game industry professionals, cTools-Studio makes original and high quality games with sharp gameplays and smart graphism.

We focus on creating 2D games for handheld devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, Bada) and digital platforms (PSN, XBLA and Steam).

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

02/23/2012 - Base Invaders II - Battle Pirates Special Event
Battle Pirates: Base Invaders II - Battle Pirates Special Event



Batten down the hatches! Your world is about to witness a new technological threat never before seen and the Draconians are behind it! This weekend, KIXEYE's popular online game title, Battle Pirates will feature an adrenaline-pumping in-game event - Base Invaders II! Forsaken Intelligence has learned that the Draconian Empire is constructing even more outposts featuring turrets with advanced defensive capabilities. Scientists believe this technology could be useful to every member of the Forsaken (you). Your objective is to coordinate an attack and gather more data to beat them at their game!

For More Information Please Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/battlepirates

For More Great Games Please Visit:
http://www.kixeye.com/

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

02/21/2012 - Metal Gear Solid 3D Now Available
METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D NOW AVAILABLE

Critically Acclaimed Stealth-Action Title Comes to Nintendo 3DS™

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – February 21, 2012 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D for the portable Nintendo 3DS™ system is now available. METAL GEAR SOLID fans can now explore the immersive jungle setting as it comes to life using the Nintendo 3DS glasses-free 3D imaging system.

Set during the Cold War of the 60s METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D sees series hero Snake infiltrating the Soviet jungle to bring back a scientist being held against his will. Beginning on the outskirts of a military base, the player must use Snake's stealth skills along with the foliage and shade that the jungle offers as cover to infiltrate unseen. As the game progresses, old faces make unwelcome appearances and a series of terrifying boss characters must be defeated before leading up to a dramatic twist that brings Snake face to face with a key figure from his past.

"The new technology and graphics used in METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D for Nintendo 3DS™ are what make this release most exciting," said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "Fans of the original title will enjoy the new 3D and camouflage elements but will appreciate that the themes and concept of the original title are still present."  

Highlights of METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D include:

•        3D elements: The atmosphere interacts and comes to life with series hero Snake. Springing to life in an immersive experience, the jungle's dense foliage and craggy outcrops realistically brush past as Snake moves through them and the many creatures that inhabit the terrain interact and attack if disturbed by Snake. Adding to the jungle habitat, creatures within the world can also be killed and stored as rations - highlighting how Snake must also overcome his surroundings while undercover on his mission.

•        Camouflage photography: Within the game, Snake can alter his ensemble to match and blend in with his immediate environment and the possibilities can range from brick-colored fatigues within buildings, to the classic camouflage khakis of the jungle. Users can now take a picture of real-life items and create a camo suit based on them – although the extent of its effectiveness will vary depending on how well your pictures blend with Snake's environment! 

•        Dual-screen format: Enabling easier access to Snake's inventory, which is now located below the main action and also supports gyro synchronization for special actions like balancing on narrow ledges that will draw players further into the world of MGS. Similarly, targeting enemies is now made simpler with the addition of Circle Pad Pro-compatibility, with the second Circle Pad allowing users to target distant foes with ease.

METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is now available for purchase at retailers nationwide for an SRP of $39.99 for the Nintendo 3DS™. For more information, please visit
www.konami.com/

For more information, please visit www.metalgearsolid.com.

About Konami Group
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises METAL GEAR SOLID, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at
http://www.konami.com.

Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

02/20/2012 - London 2012 Official Video Game of the Olympics
GREAT BRITAIN, YOUR TIME IS NOW... LONDON 2012TM - THE OFFICIAL VIDEO GAME OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Feel the atmosphere of the Olympic Games, feel proud to be British.

LONDON (January 17th, 2012) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. is excited to announce that not only is the world’s greatest sporting event coming to Great Britain in 2012, it will  come alive in your living room! London 2012™ - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will allow you to feel the excitement of the Games, see the official venues fully rendered to their exact specifications and compete in over 30 Olympic events.  London 2012™ will be available in June 2012 for PC, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and will include motion control support for PlayStation®Move and Kinect™ for Xbox 360®.

Over 30 Olympic events have been authentically recreated in their official Olympic arenas against the capital’s iconic skyline, with a host of new disciplines making their debut in London 2012™.  Keirin (cycling) at the Velodrome, 10m Synchronised Platform (diving) at the Aquatics Centre and Trampoline at North Greenwich Arena are just some of the new sports that will bring the atmosphere of the Olympic venues to life.  Take yourself from the spectator seat, to the race track, swimming pool, gymnastics arena and more and feel the adrenaline of the athletes whilst you compete for that coveted gold medal for your country. 

For the first time in an officially licensed Olympic video game, London 2012™ will support motion control in a number of different events, bringing you even closer to the Olympic Games. Budding sports heroes will have an even more realistic way of competing in a number of events that are compatible with PlayStation®Move and Kinect™ including 110m Hurdles, Beach Volleyball (Kinect only) and 25m Rapid Fire Pistol (Move only).  London 2012™ also contains a number of game modes including single player Olympic Games mode, online and offline multiplayer and party play.

In another first for this iteration of the video game, London 2012™ will take the world’s biggest sporting event online in the form of global leaderboards.  The leaderboards will track personal medals gained whilst playing online, with each personal medal won added to that nation’s medal table.  Every medal won will help to improve a nation’s standing in the leaderboards, creating even more moments of sporting glory and fame across the globe.

“We are proud to offer the Great British public the chance to actually experience the excitement and pride of taking part in London 2012™.” commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “With all new Olympic events and returning favourite sports brought to life with the very latest video gaming technology, everyone will be able to participate in the Olympic Games from their own home.”

For more information about the game, please visit:
www.olympicvideogames.com/london2012

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