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Friday, April 13, 2012

04/13.2012 - CGE Announces Dates and Location for Classic Gaming Expo 2012


2012 Show Moves Back To Newly Remodeled Plaza Hotel

VALLEY STREAM, NEW YORK – April 13, 2012 –  The organizers of Classic Gaming Expo announced today that the 2012 Classic Gaming Expo will be held August 11 and 12 at the recently renovated Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The show’s historic ties with Las Vegas, and specifically the Plaza Hotel, made it the obvious choice to play host to this year’s convention.

“We were surprised to hear from many of our attendees and celebrity guests alike that they miss the old-school charm of the Las Vegas Downtown area,” said Joe Santulli, co-organizer of Classic Gaming Expo.  “We have a lot of history with the Plaza Hotel as they hosted our show from 1999 through 2003.  After seeing the work and improvements that they did during their remodeling, there was no question that it was time to bring the show home to the Plaza.”

The Plaza Hotel is located at the top of the amazing Fremont Street Experience, home to numerous shops, casinos, concerts, and the amazing Viva Vision light display. The Plaza recently purchased the assets of the aborted Fontainebleau Hotel project and completely overhauled their rooms, shops, convention area and casino. According to Santulli, the vast amount of things to do in Las Vegas should appeal to those attendees that make Classic Gaming Expo part of their family vacations.

Over the past fourteen years, people from all over the world have attended Classic Gaming Expo to see the latest offerings from the various exhibitors, visited the world’s largest and most comprehensive video game museum, played classic and modern games, and met the luminaries of video gaming’s past and present. “The excitement and response to this year’s show has been astounding,” stated show founder, John Hardie.  “One quick look at the list of vendors and celebrities on our web-site and you’ll see why 2012 is shaping up to be the greatest Classic Gaming Expo ever.  In addition, our museum collection has grown immensely and will surely be one of the major highlights for every show attendee.”

Classic Gaming Expo is open to people of all ages with an interest in video games – both classic and modern.  Information about ticketing, attendance and past events is available at www.cgexpo.com.

About CGE Services Corporation

Classic Gaming Expo is a production of CGE Services Corporation.  Currently in its fourteenth year, Classic Gaming Expo remains the industry's only annual event dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history of electronic entertainment, bringing together industry pioneers, gaming enthusiasts and the media for the ultimate experience in learning, game-playing and networking.  For additional information, visit CGE Services Corporation’s Web site at http://www.cgexpo.com.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

04/12/2012 - New Sam and Max Episode on iOS

'Chariots of the Dogs’ Sees Bosco Vanishing from the Face of the Earth – Literally!

Direct iTunes Store Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sam-max-beyond-time-space/id514645411?mt=8

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space– Episode 4: Chariots of the Dogs is now available for iOS from Telltale Games!  Based on the best-selling addle-brained musings of noted aliens-made-all-our-stuff theorist Erich von Dannyohday, ‘Chariots of the Dogs’ will have Sam & Max tracking down Bosco when he disappears from the face of the Earth.  What they find along the way is so mind-boggling, you’ll have to see it to believe it!

Take the Freelance Police with you on the go when Sam & Max are hired by Flint Paper to find the missing owner of Bosco’s Inconvenience.  A universal app for both iPhone and iPad, the latest adventure will cost players just $4.99!

Can the Freelance Police find Bosco and set things right, or will life as they know it fall victim to the capricious whims of T-H-E-M?  Download Episode 4: Chariots of the Dogs today to get to the bottom of their latest case.  Also, don’t miss content created exclusively for Beyond Time and Space including a competitive Whack-da-Ratz mini-game and a sound board for Sam & Max fans to create their own string of crazy quotes straight from the maws of their favorite characters.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

04/11/2012 - MumboJumbo Brings Midnight Mysteries Haunted Houdini to iPad
MumboJumbo Brings Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini to iPad

Dallas, Texas - April 11, 2012 - Award-winning indie developer MumboJumbo, LLC today announced the release on iPad of Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini, the fourth entry in the long running hidden-object adventure game series. The Midnight Mysteries series has become one of the most well known and most popular hidden-object adventure game series in the world since debuting on the casual gaming market in 2009, and has attracted millions of players across multiple gaming platforms,

Stirring scenes within the game, combined with a mysterious storyline surrounding the life and death of the great Harry Houdini, create a captivating gaming experience that adapts particularly well for play on on-the-go devices such as the iPad.

Harry Houdini knew he wouldn't escape death forever. When he promised his wife that he would try to reach her from the afterlife, it was seen as the ultimate stunt. But after years of séances, Bess was never able to reach Harry in this life or the next, and her spirit has come to you in a final plea to reunite her with her beloved partner!

Take on the biggest mystery of all time with Haunted Houdini and challenge history by aiding the famed illusionist's wife Bess unravel the deepest secrets and uncover what really led to her husband's death.

Discover Houdini's obsession to debunk mediums, and learn how he crossed paths with a vindictive secret society. Solve puzzles, adapt objects into tools and consult with famous ghosts as you delve into the many questions that surround his death.

Think like a master illusionist to make it through this mysterious adventure!

Key Features:

  • Mysterious storyline that will make you rethink history!
  • Top-rated visuals and sound
  • Dozens of challenging puzzles to solve
  • Story-driven hidden-object scenes
  • Explore the environment for single and combined tools
  • Detailed hint system to help you every step of the way
  • Valuable insight from interviews with famous ghosts of the past, including
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and rival magician Howard Thurston
  • Three game modes: Casual, Advanced and Expert

Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini is available on iOS as a Standard Edition with the ability to upgrade to the Collector's Edition from within the App. The Collector's Edition includes the Strategy Guide and Bonus Content, both of which are also available separately from within the App. Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini also features Game Center integration with 16 Achievements for players to collect.

Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini is published on iOS by MumboJumbo Mobile, LLC, and is available now on the App Store in iTunes.



About MumboJumbo, LLC

MumboJumbo, LLC is an award-winning indie developer of games for personal computers, game consoles and mobile devices. The company was originally established in January 2001 to develop games for major publishers, and in 2003 became one of the first few pioneering independent developers to popularize the new wave of casual games by partnering with the emerging portal sites to make games available for download directly to Windows and Mac computers. Today, the company is winning the hearts and minds of desktop, living room and mobile gamers worldwide with its innovative, fun, entertaining and high quality games.

About MumboJumbo Mobile, LLC

MumboJumbo Mobile, LLC is a publisher of entertainment software for Android and iOS devices.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

04/10/2012 - New Making of Video for Suspect in Sight
Jujubee Games Studio reveals the making of video for "Suspect in Sight!" video game.

Jujubee Games Studio revealed today the making of video for "Suspect in Sight!" - an action/arcade game scheduled for release on iOS, Android, Mac and PC in April 2012. To watch the footage please follow this link:


"Suspect in Sight!" is an awesome cops n’ robbers action arcade game in which the player will live the life of Rob, the ultimate badass police officer, fly his police chopper, and use its spotlight to catch criminals on the loose! The game will feature 3 American cities – Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, and a comic story drawn by one of the world’s best comic artists. "Suspect in Sight" is scheduled for release in April 2012.

On iOS, the game will be a Universal App, compatible with iCloud, leaderboards and achievements via Game Center, it will also offer Apple TV and TV Out support.

About Jujubee

Jujubee is a new game development studio founded by former members of CD Projekt RED (The Witcher 2), Traveller’s Tales (LEGO Indiana Jones, LEGO Batman) and Infinite Dreams (Let’s Create! Pottery, Jelly Defense). The studio’s goal is to create great looking and addictively fun games for various platforms – especially iOS, Android, Mac, and PC.

For more information on Jujubee and its products please visit the studio’s official website:
http://jujubee.pl. Also make sure to follow the company's page on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.  

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Monday, April 9, 2012

04/09/2012 - Win a Chance to Join the Cast of The Walking Dead
Win A Chance to Join the Cast of The Walking Dead from Telltale Games!

New Video Explains How Fans Are Also Given a Chance to Save 10% on the Entire First Season for PC and MAC

Telltale Games today
released a video detailing just how fans can get a chance to join the cast of The Walking Dead after pre-ordering the game through Telltale’s store directly online before the game launches later this April. 

Based on the award-winning comic book series by Robert Kirkman, one grand prize winner will be put into a future episode of The Walking Dead game as a human character, then gruesomely killed – only to be resurrected as a member of the undead and put down once and for all!  Pre-ordering the full five-episode season of The Walking Dead for PC/Mac through the Telltale Games Store also gives fans 10% off the season’s full price – bringing the full season down to just $22.49!

If you’re really ravenous for Telltale’s brains, when pre-ordering The Walking Dead, for just $20 more you can get the “almost everything” pack which includes the full seasons of Back the Future, Jurassic Park, Hector, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, Sam and Max Seasons 1-3 and Puzzle Agent 1 & 2! That’s a deal to die for!

In addition to this detailed video, Telltale has also posted a series of video format Q&A sessions on the games’
official website (answers come from Lead Designer Sean Vanaman and Designer Harrison Pink). Gamers are encouraged to ask more questions for future Q+A sessions by emailing playingdead@telltalegames.com or by leaving a message at (707) 701 DEAD.

The Walking Dead is a five-part episodic game series coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, PC, Mac and other leading platforms. The first episode will be available for download in late April. Standard price on Xbox 360 will be 400 MS Points per episode, and $4.99 per episode on PlayStation Network, as well as PC & MAC through Telltale’s Store directly, or through Steam. 

Download The Walking Dead assets, including the ‘Join the Cast’ video from
vip.telltalegames.com.  The video is also available to view on Telltale’s YouTube channel.

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