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Friday, May 11, 2012

05/11/2012 - Jetpack Joyride Beta on Facebook



Halbfrick's Endless Joyride Now in Beta

BRISBANE, Australia - May, 11, 2012 - Buckle up joyriders...it's going to be a bumpy ride! Halfbrick, the leading Australian game developer behind the smash hit franchise Fruit Ninja, today announced that its chart-topping mobile sensation Jetpack Joyride is now available on Facebook. Currently in beta, this new, free-to-play version will bring one of the most popular mobile games to the world's largest social network.

Based on the extremely popular mobile version, Jetpack Joyride for Facebook stars the loveable Halfbrick hero Barry Steakfries on his latest adventure. Down on his luck, Barry discovers the ultimate opportunity to turn his boring life into one of adventure. Inside a "secret" evil laboratory filled with jetpacks and mysterious obstacles, he commandeers the fun-fueled technology to escape atop a shower of bullets, rainbows, bubbles and more in an addictive endless runner style action game.

"With Jetpack Joyride's success on the iOS platform, it only made sense for us to bring Barry and his mischievousness to the entire Facebook community," said Phil Larsen, chief marketing officer at Halfbrick. "The active and casual nature of Facebook gaming allows us to do even more with the beloved franchise and focus on the game's addictive competitive elements and endless replayability."


This new version of Jetpack Joyride will allow players to compete with friends on Facebook by dodging obstacles, collecting coins and piloting vehicles in pursuit of the high score. Through microtransactions and achievements, joyriders looking to take the top spot can customize Barry and upgrade his gear with the craziest technology, like coin magnets, x-ray specs, score boosting bombs and even a Golden Piggy jetpack. In addition, players will also be able to save in-game screenshots directly on to their Facebook pages.

Already a breakout success on the mobile platform, Jetpack Joyride has eclipsed 25 million downloads and has earned a 90% aggregated score on Metacritic - higher than any other mobile title. The game was also a Spike Video Game Award nominee for Best Handheld/Mobile Game in 2011.

Jetpack Joyride is currently available on Facebook through the public beta. To check out Jetpack Joyride on Facebook, visit: apps.facebook.com/jetpackjoyride

To download Jetpack Joyride on iOS devices, visit: http://itunes.apple.com/app/jetpack-joyride/id457446957?mt=8

For more information about Halfbrick and Jetpack Joyride, visit:

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

05/10/2012 - Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth comes to WiiU and Kinect

Game Marks First Time that Marvel Universe Will Be Available on KinectTM for Xbox360® and Nintendo WiiTM UTM Motion Platforms

London, UK — May 10, 2012 — Today, Ubisoft® announced a deal with Marvel Entertainment, LLC to develop a video game based on the popular Avengers characters and other heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe.

Developed by Ubisoft Quebec, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth’s interactive environments are inspired by iconic Marvel comic artwork and the Secret Invasion storyline. This game will be released this Autumn for the Microsoft Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, and Nintendo’s Wii™ U™ system.

“We are excited to team up with Marvel Entertainment to bring some of the most iconic comic book characters from the Marvel line-up to life in motion-gaming,” said Geoffroy Sardin, Ubisoft EMEA Marketing and Sales Director at Ubisoft.  “Fans of the Marvel universe and superhero games are going to love the extensive combinations of characters, motion-controlled moves and competitive gameplay.”

“For the last few years, Marvel has positioned itself to deliver the absolute best in entertainment, be it in film, animation, comics or games,”  said Andreea Enache-Thune, senior vice president of games and digital distribution at Marvel.  “Partnering with Ubisoft is a big part of that ongoing movement. We are confident that Ubisoft’s talent matches Marvel’s own commitment to making the Avengers: Battle for Earth the best in the motion-controlled gaming category.”

Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth features 20 different characters, including Avengers such as Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor, as well as other fan-favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Universe.

For more information on Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, please visit:

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

05/09/2012 - Majesco Entertainment Announces E3 Line-Up

Majesco Entertainment Announces E3 2012 Line-Up

‘NBA Baller Beats’ on Kinect for Xbox 360 Takes to the Court for the First Time

Next Addition to the Best-Selling Zumba® Fitness Video Game Franchise Unveiled

Edison, New Jersey – May 9, 2012 – Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced its 2012 gaming line-up for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, June 5-7.  From NBA Baller Beats, the first motion-based participative basketball game that puts a real ball in players’ hands, to the next exciting iteration of the incredibly popular Zumba® Fitness video game franchise, Majesco Entertainment’s presence, located in West Hall Booth #5200, is set to heat up the show floor with innovative and engaging motion-based experiences.

Raise your game with NBA Baller Beats, a fun, high energy and first-of-its kind participative basketball video game launching this fall exclusively on Kinect™ for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.  Don’t miss your chance to show your skills when Majesco Entertainment debuts the game at E3!  NBA Baller Beats gets players on their feet to master ball handling skills using a real basketball while playing to the beat of an exciting and diverse soundtrack. The Kinect motion sensor captures every movement of both player and ball to create an entirely new basketball gaming experience. Players train alongside their favorite NBA franchises unlocking songs, difficulty levels and over 100 posters and trading cards showcasing NBA players’ greatest moves.  From hip-hop and rock to old school classics, the music is your guide as you become th! e ultima te baller.

After selling more than 6 million copies worldwide, the Zumba® Fitness video game franchise is breaking new ground in the fitness genre with an exhilarating new experience. Be there when Majesco reveals its next Zumba® Fitness game that’s set to hit store shelves this fall.    

For additional information about Majesco’s entire line up of products, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

05/08/2012 - E3 2012 Newswire Page Now Open
E3 Expo 2012 Newswire Page Now Open!


Our E3 Expo 2012 Newswire page is now LIVE. Stay up to date with all the exciting E3 news. See our collection of E3 memories, learn about our 2012 arcade token promotion, and visit our massive archive of E3 Expo news. Celebrate the show with the most unique E3 coverage on the web.


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Monday, May 7, 2012

05/07/2012 - New Contest for Requiem Online

EXP Bonuses, PVP Sweepstakes, And Much More!

Marina del Rey, California - May 07, 2012 – Gravity Interactive, a publisher of exciting massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), today launch two simultaneous contests for the browser version of their popular dark-fantasy MMO title,  Requiem, which players can now enjoy right in their web browsers courtesy of the Kalydo service (
http://www.kalydo.com/).  Players both new and old have the opportunity to win some of the sweetest prizes yet on the official website at http://www.playrequiem.com/
Whether beginning a new character or already an established player, Gravity has a treat in store for you. All users will be treated to a 40% EXP bonus when logged in using the web client or the full client.  This bonus stacks will all premium items including pets and scrolls for the biggest boon found in Requiem yet!  Use this time to build your character, preparing for the PVP sweepstakes. Win up to three entries into a drawing for a $100 Amazon.con gift certificate.  

One does not simply retire from Requiem.  All inactive characters will be welcomed back with open arms, and their own competition.  Go hunting for loot in Nightmare Crescent to gather the ingredients for crafting new Nightmare Accessory Sets.  Collect from two to eight of these coveted components for a chance to win prizes including gaming gear, WP (WarpPoints), and other in-game items! 

All players should keep their eyes peeled for GMs during the Hide and Seek event.  Snap a screenshot beside any of the GMs, post it on the Requiem Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/playrequiem, to win 500 WP and 5 Gift Boxes.  Then join with three allies for the 4 vs. 4 Battlefield Tournament, open to all characters level 69 and above. 

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