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Saturday, May 26, 2012

05/26/2012 - Disabled Gamers Supported by Indie Game Bundle

Disabled Gamers Supported by Indie Game Bundlez

The AbleGamers Foundation has been chosen by IndieGala as IG5’s charity.

Harpers Ferry, WV –May 26, 2012– The Ablegamers Foundation will be featured alongside the Red Cross as one of the two charities supported by the IndieGala bundle where the industry’s hottest indie games and music are put up in a pay-what-you-want style sale.

“We are absolutely honored by IndieGala’s founders,” says AbleGamers Editor-In-Chief Steve Spohn. “They have taken a real shine to supporting the disabled community. They believe in the idea that every gamer should have a right to play spectacular game regardless of disability or financial situation.”

“Indie bundles are important to the gaming industry,” says Craig Kaufman AbleGamers’ Indie Game Specialist. “They help spread the word of awesome lesser-known indie games while raising money for under-funded charities like The AbleGamers Foundation.”

“AbleGamers has always supported the indie development community,” said Mark Barlet, President and Co-Founder of the Ablegamers Foundation. “They are always more receptive to adding accessibility in a timely manner than big studios can manage in order to include as many gamers as possible. The passion that they have for games and sales like this is inspiring.”

The Indie Gala V Bundle Sale is going on now, but will only be available for two weeks before it’s gone forever. Please take advantage of and share this opportunity to own some wonderful games and help support a couple of great charities in the process. For more information, please visit http://www.indiegala.com.
 
About The AbleGamers Foundation
 
The AbleGamers Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity that runs AbleGamers.com, which provides news and reviews on the accessibility of mainstream video game titles, as well as consultation on assistive technology.  As an alternative to Serious Gaming, mainstream video games supply many disabled individuals and veterans with rehabilitation as well as social stimulation in situations where they may be otherwise shut out of society's idea of normal everyday life.
http://www.ablegamers.org 

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Friday, May 25, 2012

05/25/2012 - Moonraker Movie Mission Unveiled for 007 Legends
MOONRAKER UNVEILED AS ONE OF SIX BOND MOVIE MISSIONS IN 007TM LEGENDS

London, UK – 25th May 2012 – Moonraker – the 11th film in the Bond franchise – is the first of the six classic Bond film inspired missions revealed in the recently announced 007™ Legends video game. Aspiring secret agents are transported to the well-known space port of billionaire industrialist, Hugo Drax. They must rely on stealth and determine if they’ll trust and align with questionable allies to infiltrate the orbiting evil lair and defeat one of the most iconic Bond henchmen – Jaws.  The goal?  Foil the enemy and destroy Drax’s plans to poison the world. 

A first-of-its-kind Bond video game, 007 Legends features an original, overarching storyline featuring six classic Bond films offering the most diverse Bond gaming experience yet!  As with the feature films, 007 Legends equips players with state-of-the-art spy gadgets, an arsenal of weapons, including Bond’s signature Walther PPK, and sleek vehicles as they jet off to exotic locations. Use Bond’s quick wits, class and style to take down notorious villains and their brutal henchmen, perform impressive stunts and of course… gorgeous Bond women.

Fans can check out a Moonraker gameplay trailer at
www.007legends.com/social_media.  For more information about  007 Legends, visit the game’s official Web site – www.007Legends.com – and Facebook page –  www.facebook.com/007LegendsGame.  Planned to launch on 19th October, 2012, 007 Legends is being developed by Eurocom, under license from EON Productions Ltd. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (MGM) for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and download on Windows PC.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

05/24/2012 - Missle Monkey Comes to App Store
Indie iPhone Game Missile Monkey Now Available on the App Store

ORLANDO, Florida / SACRAMENTO, California - The father-son team at Munsey Clan Games have released their first title, Missile Monkey, which is a physics-based ballistics game for the Apple iOS. Users must drop and fire missilebombs to destroy all the balloons of terror and save the peaceful rabbit-like chompers. This universal app works across all devices - iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and even the slightly older second generation iPod touch. Missile Monkey is available for $0.99.

About Missile Monkey: The back story for this game involves an evil viking gorilla who has spread frightful orange balloons across the game’s worlds, intending to strike fear into the hearts of the peaceful inhabitants. From the war plane, the player must use his ballistics skills to blast aside all obstacles and destroy every last balloon of terror. Missile Monkey contains eighty levels across four worlds rendered in stunning 3D graphics, in which the player uses unique physics-based ballistics gameplay to restore peace and work toward the evil viking gorilla's ruin.
About Munsey Clan Games: A cross-country collaboration, Munsey Clan Games is a father-son team comprised of scripter Paul Munsey and artist Josiah Munsey.

Trailer: http://www.missilemonkey.com/Index.html or http://youtu.be/ZZ2U3rM5r7U

Online Demo (contains six levels from first world): http://www.missilemonkey.com/demo.html

App Store:
http://itunes.apple.com/app/missile-monkey/id521659388?mt=8

App Store (Light version)
: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/missile-monkey-lite/id514298618?mt=8 

Press Images:

http://www.missilemonkey.com/screenshots.html
http://www.missilemonkey.com/missile_monkey_jungle.jpg
http://www.missilemonkey.com/missile_monkey_flower.jpg
http://www.missilemonkey.com/missile_monkey_snow.jpg
http://www.missilemonkey.com/missile_monkey_temple.jpg

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

05/23/2012 - Ubisoft Reveals Explosive E3 Lineup
UBISOFT® REVEALS E3 LINEUP FULL OF BLOCKBUSTER GAMES AND SURPRISES

London, UK — May 23, 2012 — Today, Ubisoft announced that it will kick off the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012 with an invitation-only press conference at the Los Angeles Theater at 3 p.m. PDT, June 4. The press conference will feature demonstrations and trailers of Ubisoft’s upcoming lineup of franchise hits, including games for the new Nintendo Wii U™, as well as digital titles, special guests and surprise announcements.

Following the press conference, E3 attendees can visit Ubisoft’s booth - #1023, located in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center - to see and play the company’s latest titles. Games available at the booth will include Assassin’s Creed® III, Far Cry® 3, Rayman® Legends, Rocksmith™ and many more. The finale of the ShootMania Marathon, an e-sport competition based on Ubisoft’s ShootMania®: Storm also will be broadcast from the booth on at 11 a.m. PDT, June 6.

“This year’s E3 promises to be one of our biggest and best yet,” said Yves Guillemot, Founder and CEO of Ubisoft. “We’re showcasing the strongest, most competitive collection of core titles we’ve had in years, innovative new games for new platforms and a broad lineup that has something for everyone.”

In a first, Ubisoft is inviting gamers to ask questions to its teams on Uplay®, Ubisoft’s online service dedicated to enhancing the experience of players across games and platforms. The best questions will be selected by one of the guest hosts and asked live during the press conference. Ubisoft also is sending eight select Uplay members to E3, where they will interview teams backstage, preview fans’ favourite games and provide video reports from the show floor. Finally, the Assassin’s Creed III® and Far Cry® 3 teams released two
Road To E3 videos showcasing their preparation for the event, and are inviting fans to post their questions on their respective Facebook pages.

Those unable to attend E3 in person can watch the
Ubisoft press conference live on YouTube, or embed the live feed on their own sites. Exclusive backstage videos and free content will also be available on http://uplay.com/e3.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

05/22/2012 - Nintendo Plans Major E3 Event Coverage
NINTENDO OFFERS VIDEO GAME FANS EVERYWHERE A FRONT-ROW SEAT AT 2012 E3 EXPO

Nintendo's All-Access Programming to Be Shared on the Web, TV, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

REDMOND, Wash., May 21, 2012 – The 2012 E3 Expo is right around the corner, and fans from all over the world can look forward to accessing the latest Nintendo news right from the comfort of their homes. Nintendo will be using a mix of online, broadcast and social platforms to provide a steady stream of breaking news and announcements during the video game industry's biggest annual trade show, taking place June 5-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Featured content will include the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012, which viewers can access online at  http://e3.nintendo.com, watch commercial-free on Viacom's Spike TV and MTV2 television networks or stream via Facebook on June 5 at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Fans also will enjoy easy access to news and updates from Nintendo on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook throughout the E3 Expo, including information about the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system and the upcoming Wii U console.

"We don't want anyone to miss the energy and excitement of this year's E3 Expo," said Cindy Gordon, Nintendo of America's vice president of Corporate Affairs. "By offering different ways to tune in and follow all the Nintendo news, we aim to make fans all over the world feel like they're right there with us at the show."

Consumers can choose from the following convenient ways to experience Nintendo content during the E3 Expo:

•  Web: Starting today, fans can go online to visit the Nintendo All-Access @ E3 2012 website at 
http://e3.nintendo.com for the latest information about new and upcoming games and hardware from Nintendo. The site will be optimized for smartphones, so people can keep up-to-date while on the go. Visitors to the site also can watch a live stream of the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012 starting at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, June 5.

• Television: Nintendo is partnering with Viacom as the exclusive television broadcaster for the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012. Viewers with access to the Spike TV or MTV2 networks can watch the presentation live with no commercial interruptions.

• Facebook: Facebook users can visit and Like the Nintendo page at
http://www.facebook.com/nintendo to get regular updates from the E3 Expo and connect with other Nintendo fans. A special E3 Expo tab will make it simple to access E3 Expo content, including video clips and a Nintendo Instagram gallery. The Nintendo @ E3 Expo app will also allow users to stream the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012 and other events on Facebook.

• YouTube: Nintendo will be posting video updates from the show on its YouTube Channels at 
http://www.youtube.com/nintendo. The lineup of videos will include sneak peeks at upcoming hardware and software as well as interviews with game developers.

• Twitter: Twitter users can follow Nintendo (
@NintendoAmerica) to receive tweets from the show. Nintendo representatives will also be live-tweeting events such as the Nintendo All-Access Presentation @ E3 2012 on June 5.

Presented annually by the Entertainment Software Association, the E3 Expo attracts video game professionals, journalists, analysts and business partners from around the globe. Additional information is available at 
http://www.e3expo.com.

For more information about Nintendo, visit 
http://www.nintendo.com.

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05/22/2012 - Super Monkey Ball Coming to PS Vita in October
Super Monkey Ball Banana SplitzTM Bounces Exclusively to the Playstation Vita this October

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – May 22, 2012 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. are delighted to announce that Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz™ will be available on PlayStation®Vita systems on October 23. AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby all return in the most advanced Monkey Ball title yet.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz™ contains more than 100 stages of puzzle mayhem and eight mini-games (including such fan favorites as Monkey Target and Monkey Bingo) as well as a full complement of Vita-specific features that take advantage of the powerful handheld console. Tilt control functionality allows gamers to step inside the Monkey Ball and negotiate the game world using motion control, while the PS Vita’s camera can be used to capture real-world objects to create custom stages within the game.

Online multiplayer means gamers will not only be able to challenge their friends and family, but also go bananas at each other just about anywhere in the world and Global Leaderboards – accessible via GPS – will set the precedent for the most talented monkey manipulator around!

For more information, please visit
http://www.sega.com/supermonkeyball/ or www.facebook.com/sega.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

05/21/2012 - Fruit Ninja Celebrates Anniversary With Contest
HALFBRICK CELEBRATE FRUIT NINJA’S TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW CHARACTERS, POWERUPS AND GLOBAL GIVEAWAYS
Brisbane , Australia – May 21, 2012 For two years, Fruit Ninja has delighted hundreds of millions of fans around the world with world-class casual gameplay and a robust support program which includes over ten free updates. This Thursday on May 24th, Fruit Ninja becomes even bigger with new characters, new game content and a global giveaway to give something back to the fans who have supported Halfbrick over two very exciting years!

The new Fruit Ninja content update will include:
  • Welcome Gutsu and Truffles: Joining Sensei in the legendary Fruit Ninja dojo are Gutsu and Truffles, best friends and business partners. Travelling merchants, they have set up shop and welcome all to check out their wares in the new Gutsu’s Cart menu. Players can also watch their debut in the all-new animated short created by Halfbrick and the People’s Republic of Animation here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca7H8GaKqmQ.
  • Powerups: Announcing Berry Blast, Peachy Time and Bomb Deflects – three new items to purchase from Gutsu’s Cart. Explode with juice, add time to your game or deflect those pesky bombs with these awesome additions. Powerups can be obtained by spending Starfruit, which is the new Fruit Ninja currency collected at the end of every game based on your ninja skills.
Halfbrick is currently touring its home country of Australia to promote the new update and give away free download codes. But anyone around the world can join in on the fun by heading to the Fruit Ninja 2 Year Anniversary website: anniversary.fruitninja.com! There you’ll be introduced to the new characters, check out the latest action from the Aussie tour, and score a free download code for Fruit Ninja on the App Store (limited quantity available)! Already have the game? Pass on the code to a friend and compete to see who is the true ninja! Keep an eye out - the Fruit Ninja Tour might be coming to your town soon!

Fruit Ninja is available for download through the iTunes App Store for $0.99. Fruit Ninja HD for iPad is available for $2.99.

For more information about Halfbrick, visit:
http://halfbrick.com and for more details on Fruit Ninja, check out the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/fruitninja.

About Halfbrick
Founded in 2001, Halfbrick has been on the forefront of the Australian game development industry for more than a decade. After years of experience developing licensed titles for platforms such as Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), the studio has begun expanding its portfolio with a range of original self-published games for downloadable platforms. In 2010, Halfbrick became one of the most well known independent developers in the world with the success of Fruit Ninja, Monster Dash and Age of Zombies on mobile devices, and other releases such as Raskulls and Fruit Ninja Kinect on Xbox LIVE® Arcade. The studio continues to create fun and unique games and looks to explore new opportunities and technologies in the world of casual games development.

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