Friday, May 18, 2012
05/18/2012 - Wemade Announces E3 Lineup
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WeMade Announces Its E3 plans, With A Lineup To Include Eight Titles For iOS/Android Including A Never-Before-Seen
New Blockbuster At E3
WEMADE AIMS FOR THE TOP OF THE MOBILE WORLD AT ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2012-- WeMade Entertainment (WeMade),
one of the most recognized publishers in Korea, today announced the details behind its exhibition plans at the Electronic
Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center, June 5-7, 2012. WeMade will showcase its ambitious mobile
and social lineup of eight titles for the iOS/Android systems. The company will also be making announcements highlighting
its roster of games which includes a highly anticipated never-before-seen blockbuster. WeMade will also hold an off-site press
conference providing the media a more personal perspective from the CEO.
CEO of WeMade, Namgung Hun, declared,
“We will aim to become the No. 1 global game company, starting with E3. Combining WeMade’s core competency and
experience, we believe our mobile game lineup will bring unforeseen changes in the industry throughout the globe.”
Founded in 2000, WeMade is a leading Korean online game developer and publisher. WeMade is best known for its
masterpiece MMORPG, Legend of Mir 2, which has 200 million users worldwide. Following its success in the online market, WeMade
is now focusing its resources on developing and publishing mobile and social titles for iOS/Android systems. WeMade plans
to release globally a formidable portfolio of 20 mobile games in 2012 alone.
WeMade will compete with console games
which have been the incumbents of the gaming industry and E3 leading up to now. The company intends to let the attendees witness
firsthand the radical progress that its mobile games have gone through in an environment where substantial shifts in paradigm
are being brought about. The company will exhibit eight mobile titles including Chaos & Defense, Viking Island and several
other titles including an action MMORPG, a fighting/action game, a side-scrolling action RPG and more during the exhibition.
WeMade will be in the South Hall in booth
2847 June 5-7, 2012.
WeMade Entertainment, traditionally
an online game developer and publisher, is now entering the mobile game for smart devices platform such as Apple’s iPhone
and iPad. WeMade gladly takes on the challenge of creating a new gaming niche in a rapidly changing world. A leading
player in the gaming industry, WeMade combines the coding experience of industry veterans with the game server technology
accumulated through the company’s online PC game development. Meet a new age of smart games where everyone meets
through one game.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Thursday, May 17, 2012
05/17/2012 - Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Coming to PS Vita June 12th
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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled the launch
date for METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection, coming to the Playstation®Vita system on June 12. From the critically acclaimed
director, Hideo Kojima, METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection includes two beloved classics, METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty
and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater. Featuring stunning, upgraded graphics from the original releases on the PlayStation®2,
both titles include Transfarring. Players can transfer and save data from their PlayStation®3 METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection
to their PlayStation®Vita system and start the action from where they left off.
KONAMI ANNOUNCES METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION AVAILABLE JUNE 12 FOR THE
METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection
for the PlayStation®Vita allows fans to experience the series like never before with optimized controls that take full
advantage of the Vita's unique touch-screen and rear touchpad. Using just their fingers, gamers can zoom in on captivating
cut-scenes, peek around corners, interrogate enemies, cycle through weapons, and perform rapid attacks with their knife.
METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection will be available for the Playstation®Vita system on June 12.
By: E. Thomas
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
05/16/2012 - Halo 4 Introduces New Infinity Multiplayer Experience
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“Halo 4” Redefines
Iconic Franchise with “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” Experience
Available for pre-order today, “Halo 4” Limited Edition provides the
ultimate multiplayer experience and “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” Special Edition
As millions of fans worldwide eagerly await the return of the Master
Chief with the launch of “Halo 4” on 6 November, Microsoft and 343 Industries today revealed all-new details around
the year’s most anticipated blockbuster.
Set almost five years after the events of “Halo 3,”
“Halo 4” takes the series in a bold new direction and sets the stage for an epic new sci-fi saga, in which the
Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. In addition
to a rich story and campaign, “Halo 4” introduces a groundbreaking new multiplayer offering, called “Halo
Infinity Multiplayer,” that builds off of the “Halo” franchise’s rich multiplayer history and promises
to continue to innovate and redefine the way people think about storytelling and multiplayer experiences.
“Halo Infinity Multiplayer”*
The hub of the “Halo 4” multiplayer experience is
the UNSC Infinity – the largest starship in the UNSC fleet that serves as the centre of your Spartan career.
Here you’ll build your custom Spartan-IV supersoldier, and progress your multiplayer career across all “Halo 4”
competitive and cooperative game modes. Surrounded by the sights, sounds and crew of the biggest vessel in the UNSC fleet,
your multiplayer experience will be embedded in the fiction of “Halo” like never before, where your progress and
game choices affect your appearance, arsenal, and role on the battlefield.
Spartan Ops. The story of the UNSC Infinity intersects with the “Halo 4” campaign, then
continues on in a brand-new, story-driven experience known as Spartan Ops. A first of its kind and an exciting
new addition to the “Halo” franchise, Spartan Ops is an episodic adventure that blends immersive storytelling,
high-quality cinematics, and action-packed gameplay to deliver an unprecedented serialised experience.
a weekly series of cinematic episodes on Xbox LIVE, Spartan Ops will tell the continuing story of the UNSC Infinity,
following the events of “Halo 4.” These episodes will centre on the UNSC Infinity leaders and crew, and
a new team of Spartans – Majestic Squad. These cinematic episodes will provide the backdrop for the weekly Spartan Ops
gameplay missions. Playable in single-player or cooperatively (with up to three friends), explore the corners of Requiem in
these objective-based missions, and help uncover the secrets of the mysterious Forerunner world.
adventure that builds off the “Halo 4” story, access to Spartan Ops is included with “Halo 4” at no
additional charge – effectively delivering two campaign experiences in one game.*
War Games. The competitive multiplayer modes of “Halo 4,” known as War Games,
take place on the combat deck of the UNSC Infinity and revive the visceral and immersive experiences that “Halo”
multiplayer is famous for. “Halo 4” introduces fresh, immersive new game modes and strategies to help you progress
your Spartan-IV career, while also delivering an experience that’s still distinctly and uniquely “Halo.”
More details on all the modes of War Games will be released at a later time.
Total Combat Freedom and Player Progression. “Halo 4” features a vastly expanded suite of new
multiplayer modes, weapons, vehicles, armour abilities, a new loadout and player progression system, and a new armour modification
system that introduces gameplay-enhancing customisations for the first time in a “Halo” game. These advancements
can be used in both Spartan Ops and certain War Games matchmaking playlists, empowering player choice, vastly expanding their
creative options, and make the experience deeper for core fans and more approachable for newcomers.
4” player progression system goes beyond simple aesthetic upgrades, encouraging players to invest time and effort to
create a Spartan that looks and plays the way they want. Players can earn and activate combat enhancements called
“Specialisations” based on the style of play they engage in, from stealth to all-out assault, and everything in
“Halo 4” Limited Edition
Available for pre-order today, the “Halo
4” Limited Edition maximises your multiplayer experience and puts you in the boots of a Spartan-IV aboard the UNSC Infinity
– the hub of your “Halo” multiplayer career.
Available for $99.99**, the “Halo 4”
Limited Edition includes:
· War Games Map Pack Access
– The Limited Edition includes access to nine maps – three future competitive multiplayer map packs,
each including three locations, available for download post-launch on Xbox LIVE.
(A detailed release schedule for
the map packs will be announced at a later time)
– Receive early access to six Specialisations, available at launch on Xbox LIVE, to achieve higher ranks in your Spartan
career. In addition to gaining access to new ranks, Specialisations unlock new customisation options. Purchasers of the “Halo
4” Limited Edition will get access on launch day, while others will have to wait as Specialisations are released over
· The Limited Edition also contains the UNSC Infinity
Briefing Packet, which includes an armour customisation schematic, a blueprint of the massive ship itself, and insight
into what it means to be one of humanity’s finest warriors: the Spartan-IVs.
Bonus digital content through Xbox LIVE:
o Unique in-game Spartan-IV armour skin
Unique in-game weapon skin for the Assault Rifle
o An exclusive in-game emblem
o Xbox LIVE
o Xbox LIVE Avatar Spartan-IV armour set
“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” Special Edition – An extended 90-minute version of the live-action
digital series that will bring the “Halo” universe to life as you’ve never seen it, and provide an enthralling
backstory leading up to the events of “Halo 4.”
o “Halo 4” Limited Edition also includes
the following exclusive videos:
§ Bonus in-fiction content expanding the characters and stories of “Halo
4: Forward Unto Dawn”
§ Special Featurette : Bringing Gaming into Reality
Making of “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”
“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” – A Groundbreaking
Live-Action Digital Series
Premiering this October on a soon-to-be-announced Machinima channel on YouTube,
and on Halo Waypoint, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” is a live-action digital
series that takes fans back to the terrifying beginning of the Human/Covenant war, when the Master Chief inspired a young
cadet who would eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC’s greatest vessel: the UNSC Infinity. “Halo
4: Forward Unto Dawn” tells a story leading into the events of “Halo 4,” the biggest entertainment event
Created in partnership with top Hollywood talent from film, television and new media, “Halo 4: Forward
Unto Dawn” brings a brand new “Halo” story to life on a scale never before seen in the “Halo”
Universe. The series will debut this October on the new Machinima channel on YouTube and on Halo Waypoint as a
series of five episodes. The “Halo 4” Limited Edition will also include access to the “Halo 4: Forward
Unto Dawn” Special Edition via Halo Waypoint, with never-before-seen bonus footage, as well as exclusive fiction and
behind the scenes videos.
*Online multiplayer and Spartan Ops missions require Xbox LIVE Gold membership (sold
separately). System requirements forthcoming. See http://www.xbox.com/halo**Estimated Retail Price. Actual retail prices may
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
05/15/2012 - Classic Game North & South Reborn on iPad
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- bitComposer issues a contemporary
remake for iPads -
Eschborn, May 15, 2012: bitComposer Games has
secured the rights to North & South and will soon be marketing an updated, newly interpreted
version of this most popular strategy game, designed specifically for Apple iPads. In addition to the well-known gameplay,
the new version is loaded with brand new features, such as the action-packed “Mole Game”, as well as controls
especially developed for iPad.
The game will be available throughout Europe and the United States.
original, North & South for iPad gets top ratings for its comic-like graphics – carefully
redesigned in a contemporary new style - , for its very unique humor and for its ingeniously combined action and strategy
elements. A comprehensive single player campaign ushers the player through the Civil War years. Aspects such as weather, ships,
Western cities, Indians or Mexicans influence the course of events, requiring the player to adapt his/her strategy. Several
multiplayer modes provide excellent gaming in pairs (á deux), either locally on one iPad or online on two iPads –
just apply the matchmaking function!
Discover North & South on iPad!
North or South – where do your loyalties lie?
· 3 distinct
game modes fused into one, for amazingly unique gaming!
solo or compete against others!
· No chance of getting bored here!
· Easy to learn, hard to master!
Further information on
North & South can be found on the official website under www.north-and-south.com/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/North.and.South.The.GameAbout bitComposer Games
Games is a brand of bitComposer Entertainment AG, an independent publisher of PC and videogames. The company focuses on the
international marketing of software entertainment products for the classic PC, console and handheld platforms whereas the
subsidiary bitComposer Online is focused on the fast growing market of Online Games. bitComposer Entertainment works with
experienced development teams and service providers worldwide to develop in-house projects, licensed titles and commissioned
productions. For more informa
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Monday, May 14, 2012
05/14/2012 - E3 Press Conference Time and Date Chart
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Press Conference Global Time and Dates ChartThis beautiful chart was created by Clipper,
a user of the NeoGAF message board. This chart shows the time and dates for all the important
E3 Press Events. Special thanks to Clipper for all his hard work, and thanks to the NeoGAF forum for helping distribute this
handy press conference guide.
For all the latest E3 Expo news please visit our Official E3 Expo Newswire Page.
http://digthatbox.com/e3_expo_2012.htmlSubmitted By: E. Thomas