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Friday, March 2, 2012

03/02/2012 - First Trailer for 'noobz' Starring Jason Mewes

Wunderkind Pictures Announces Summer 2012 Theatrical Release And First Trailer For noobz

HOLLYWOOD, CA - Wunderkind Pictures announced today a summer 2012 theatrical release date for the comedy noobz starring Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob), Blake Freeman (Gawd Bless America), Moises Arias (Ender's Game), Matt Shively (True Jackson, VP), Zelda Williams, Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) and Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite). Additionally, Wunderkind Pictures has issued the first official trailer for noobz: official trailer for noobz

Written and directed by Blake Freeman, and co-written by Marvin Willson, noobz tells the story of four friends and their outrageous escapades as they journey across America in order to compete in and earn the Cyberbowl video game championship.

Wunderkind's Danielle R. Crane, Jason Vu Brown, Shane Duffy and Julie Thomas Knap are producing the film. 

Wunderkind Pictures will follow noobz with the Freeman written, directed and starred in Gawd Bless America, a docu-comedy hilariously exposing the truth behind aliens, psychics and the paranormal. Gawdis set for a late 2012 release. 

WME Entertainment reps Blake Freeman. Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier, Inc. reps Jason Mewes. Greene and Associates Talent reps Moises Arias. Domain Talent reps Jon Gries. Gersh Agency reps Matt Shively and Innovative Artists reps Zelda Williams.  noobz financing by Ela Lux Media, LLC.

For additional information about noobz, please visit http://noobzmovie.com.  

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

03/01/2012 - Voice Cast Announced for Marvel Super Hero Squad Online
Extensive Cast of Voice Actors Unveiled for Marvel Super Hero Squad Online

Gazillion Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment Announce Entire Cast of Characters Have VO

Munich, Germany, March 1, 2012 – Let’s talk!  Providing voiceover for every hero and villain in an online game is an immense undertaking; most developers don’t attempt to give their games that much personality. However, for a universe as rich as the world of Marvel and a roster of heroes as star-studded as the Super Hero Squad's, making the effort is worth it for the millions of Marvel fans around the world. That's why Gazillion Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment announce today that the entire cast of characters, current and upcoming, in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online will have voice.

“The Heroes and Villains in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online have always had their own unique personalities and attitudes,” said Jay Minn, Vice President and Studio Manager for The Amazing Society. “But when you give these characters actual voices, they really come to life. There is so much that can be done with dialogue that simply can’t be done with just animation. We’re excited and very proud to let our heroes and villains speak their minds!”

Marvel Super Hero Squad Online currently features over 70 Heroes and 20 Villains, each having their own voice in the game; that’s over 3000 total lines of dialogue. Some of the biggest stars of the Marvel Universe will feature dozens of spoken lines.  That chatterbox Deadpool has over 100 of his own lines! Fans of the Super Hero Squad TV Show will recognize some of these voices, as the game will have most of the same actors, including:

•              Tom Kenny (Iron Man, Captain America, MODOK)
•              Alimi Ballard (Falcon)
•              Antony Del Rio (Reptil)
•              Charlie Adler (Doctor. Doom)
•              Dave Boat (Thor, Thing)
•              Grey Delisle (Ms. Marvel, Enchantress)
•              Mikey Kelley (Silver Surfer)
•              Steve Blum (Wolverine, Abomination)
•              Tara Strong (Scarlet Witch)
•              Travis Willingham (Hulk)

Additional actors include Marvel voiceover veterans Chris Cox, Laura Bailey, and Phil Lamarr.

Sign up at
www.heroup.com to join the fun in Marvel Super Hero Squad Online.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

02/29/2012 - Zen Studios Launches Pinball FX2 for Windows 8 Preview
Zen Studios Launches Pinball FX2TM in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Xbox LIVE® Arcade’s #1 Game of 2011 Now Available as a Free Download for Windows 8

San Francisco, CA – February 29, 2012 – Zen Studios, the definitive leader in videogame pinball, today announced that Pinball FX2™ has released as part of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and is now available as a free download for all users. Included in the free platform download is Sorcerer’s Lair, one of Zen’s most popular tables to date.

Zen Studios plans to bring its library of amazing pinball content to Pinball FX2 on the Windows 8 platform, and will continue to evolve the pinball platform with new features and the innovative social connectivity that propelled Pinball FX2 to be the #1 downloaded game on Xbox LIVE® Arcade in 2011.

For more information on Pinball FX2, please visit

About Zen Studios

Zen Studios is a global producer and digital publisher of interactive entertainment software for all leading game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS™, Wii™, App®Store and Android Marketplace™. The company is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary with offices in North America. Zen Studios has worked with some of the largest intellectual properties in the videogame industry, including Capcom’s Street Fighter, Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden and Marvel Entertainment.  Zen’s Pinball FX2 franchise on Xbox LIVE® Arcade is one of the most popular titles on the platform, has garnered numerous awards, and was named the best selling game of 2011. For more information about Zen Studios, please visit

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

02/28/2012 - PS Vita Tales Reach 1.2 Million WW

Rapid Sales Signify Strong Demand for the Ultimate Portable Entertainment System; Software Sales Maintain Brisk Pace and Surpass 2.0 Million Units at both Retail and Across PlayStation®Network

TOKYO, February 2 8 , 2012 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, today announced that the sales of the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system reached over 1.2 million units worldwide as of February 26, 2012.  PS Vita experienced an initial burst of momentum when it launched on December 17, 2011 in Japan followed by Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. Newly launched in North and Latin America, Europe and PAL territories as well as in Singapore on February 22, 2012, sales have exceeded expectations surpassing over 1.2 million units worldwide, firmly establishing PS Vita as the must-have portable entertainment device across the world.  Software sales across the globe have surpassed 2.0 million units at both retail and on PlayStation®Network. 

“PS Vita was designed to deliver the ultimate portable entertainment experience, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the reaction we’re seeing from consumers and the pace at which PS Vita is selling,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “The market has responded and there is clear demand for a mobile device capable of providing a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context.  To sustain momentum, we’re working closely with 3rd party developers and publishers to ensure the best games and franchises possible will be available on PS Vita, and our software line up for the remainder of 2012 will have something for everyone across the globe.”

PS Vita introduces new ways to play, delivering deep and immersive gameplay experiences that have never been offered on any other handheld gaming device. Equipped with dual analog sticks, a vibrant 5-inch high definition OLED multi-touch screen, powerful quad core processor, six-axis motion sensing system, built in microphone, and front and rear cameras, PS Vita is the ultimate portable entertainment system. In addition to the ultimate portable gaming experience, by having both Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity, together with various applications, PS Vita will enable infinite possibilities for users to "encounter," "connect," "discover," "share" and "play" with friends wherever they are.

With more than 25 titles currently available in North and Latin America, Europe and the PAL territories and Japan* respectively including EA SPORTS FIFA Football, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom®3 from Capcom , UNCHARTED™: Golden Abyss, WipEout® 2048 and Escape Plan from SCE Worldwide Studios, as well as over 70 titles in development, PS Vita is poised to drive continued momentum across the globe.

SCE will vigorously promote PS Vita as the next generation portable entertainment platform and work towards expanding the portable gaming market.

*              Titles may differ by countries and regions.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 (PS2®) computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheldentertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system.  SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994. PS2® further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment.  PSP® is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo audio.  PS3® is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors.  PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context.  SCEI also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through  PlayStation®Suite, a cross platform and cross device initiative.  Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Sony Computer Entertainment Asia develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.


PlayStation, PS3 and PSP are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

02/27/2012 - PikPok to Publish Monster Flip
PikPok® to Publish Monster FlipTM for iOS by Launching Pad Games

Quirky arcade puzzle game to hit the App Store in March 2012

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – February 27, 2012 – Leading Smartphone games publisher, PikPok®, today announced it would publish Monster Flip™ for iOS, an original title developed by Launching Pad Games. Monster Flip challenges gamers to swipe, flip and match monsters to help them return home, blending match three gameplay and puzzle cube mechanics in an incredibly addictive way. Create massive combos and chains for extra points, but watch out for mad monsters that are out to ruin your day!

“Launching Pad Games have created an exceptional game in Monster Flip” said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of PikPok. “They have found the perfect balance of accessibility and depth, and wrapped it in a highly appealing audio and visual package. It has been a pleasure to be working with them to help the title reach its maximum potential.”

Monster Flip features

• Classic Mode: Get as many points as you can before you’re overwhelmed by mad monsters!
• Puzzle Mode: Put your brain to the test in 60 mind-bending puzzles. Try to earn three stars in each one!
• Countdown Mode: race the clock in the 2-minute onslaught that is Countdown Mode
• Sequence Mode: Discover and master the perfect combination of moves
• Beautiful graphics and animations are a feast for your eyes
• Absolutely amazing audio with a theme song you won’t be able to stop humming
• Consult the in-depth Flipzopedia for pro tips, monster info, and much more

“We are very proud of how well Monster Flip came together”, said Tristan Clark of Launching Pad Games. “The compelling core mechanic, combined with a ton of charm and personality, has resulted in a game that’s easy to pick up, but very hard to put down. And working with the talented folks at PikPok has been a pleasure from start to finish — they’ve helped make this game shine, which is something we’re extremely grateful for.”

Monster Flip requires OS 4.1 or later, and supports iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 3rd and 4th gen, iPad, and iPad 2.

Monster Flip for iOS will be available for US$0.99 on the App Store from March 2012. For more media and information on Monster Flip, please visit

About PikPok®
PikPok is a Smartphone and tablet developer and publisher of great games. With a portfolio of original, licensed, and third party developed properties, PikPok delivers games that appeal to all consumers with pick-up-and-play gameplay, high-quality art, and immersive audio design which provide rich game experiences. PikPok has released multiple critically and commercially successful games including Flick Kick® Football, Flick Kick® Field Goal, Monsters Ate My Condo™, Bird Strike™, Slam Dunk King™ and more. Steal a moment, and play a game from PikPok. For more information on PikPok, please visit:

About Launching Pad Games
Launching Pad Games is an independent developer based in Wellington, New Zealand. Their iOS games include the addictive and highly praised Mighty Fin and Zoo Lasso arcade games and Scarlett Adventures, an ongoing original adventure series. They also produced the Pretender online puzzle adventure games, which have been enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. For more information, please visit

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