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Thursday, May 31, 2012

05/31/2012 - F1 2012 New Circuit Debut at E3 2012
DRIVE THE CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS FOR THE FIRST TIME AT E3 WITH F1 2012TM
First screenshots reveal the all-new circuit and 2012 specification FORMULA ONETM cars
31st May 2012 - UK – Codemasters® will unveil the new Circuit of the Americas track as F1 2012 receives its world premiere at E3 in Los Angeles next week. Attendees to the show will be able to lap the new circuit, based in Austin, Texas, months before the FORMULA ONE teams take to the track for the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ in November.

The first F1 2012 screenshots have also been released today and can be seen here:
www.facebook.com/formula1game. These new shots show the 2012 specification FORMULA ONE cars racing at the Circuit of the Americas.

You can find F1 2012 on the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment booth in the South Hall, Booth #2001, from 5th-7th June 2012.

For all the latest information on F1 2012 please visit
www.formula1-game.com or follow us Facebook: www.facebook.com/formula1game and Twitter: www.twitter.com/formula1game.  

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05/31/2012 - Rabbids Rumble Coming to 3DS at E3 2012
RABBIDS LET LOOSE ON NINTENDO 3DS WITH RABBIDS® RUMBLE!

Collect over 100 Rabbids with wacky abilities and put them to the test in hilarious battles, alone or with friends!

London, UK — May 31st, 2012 — Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of Rabbids® Rumble exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™. Rabbids have infiltrated the handheld console and will be back to wreak havoc in November 2012. 

The wacky Rabbids have been let loose throughout seven different worlds and players must battle it out in-game to capture over 100 Rabbids and complete their collection. Rabbids Rumble is full of interactive mini games that fully utilize the 3DS hardware, most notably with the 3D and Augmented Reality where players will interact with the Rabbids like never before. This new experience causes Rabbids to surge from the floor, fly around and even battle it out atop the kitchen table. Rabbids Rumble also features multiple game modes including a solo campaign and multiplayer battles.

For the first time in franchise history, Rabbids Rumble will introduce an accessible and hilarious turn-based combat system. Players will be able to challenge their friends to intense battles mixing tactics with the Rabbid’s classic wackiness. Each Rabbid comes prepared with hilarious combat abilities and can be trained to become stronger for battles. Using the SpotPass™ function, new & rare Rabbids will be available to download to enrich each fans collection. Fans can also use StreetPass to compete in battles to unlock new Rabbids and items.

To learn more, please visit
http://rabbids.uk.ubi.com/

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05/31/2012 - Happy Wars Playable at E3 2012
WAR IS HELL, EXCEPT WHEN IT'S HAPPY! TOYLOGIC OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE U.S. DEBUT OF HAPPY WARS

New Downloadable Multiplayer Action Title Playable for the First Time in North America at E3 2012

TOKYO - May 31, 2012 -  Toylogic, a leading developer of console games worldwide, today announced that their upcoming multiplayer action title,  Happy Wars,  will be available to play for the first time ever in North America next week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Interested attendees who’d like to give this unique title a try can do so at the Microsoft booth, #4100 in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Happy Wars is a multiplayer experience unlike any other. Players can assume one of three roles - warrior, mage, or cleric – and take on their enemies in a variety of over-the-top battlefields, from grasslands to lava fields and the ocean floor. Whether joining in battles involving up to 30 players online or tackling an extensive single-player campaign, players secure victory by occupying towers, attacking the enemy castle, and generally wreaking havoc using the 27 unique skills in the game. To see  Happy Wars  in action, check out the debut trailer online
here.

Happy Wars is coming to the Xbox LIVE®Arcade on the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft Studios. For more information, visit the official website at 
http://www.happywars.net/.

About Toylogic
Blending the playfulness of toys with computer logic-based leading edge technology, Toylogic was born in the spirit of creating enjoyment, surprise, and impact through high-tech entertainment.  Founded in Tokyo in 2006, Toylogic developsconsole game titles that evoke the spirit of the company’s ideals.  

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

05/30/2012 - Spy Hunter Returns to PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES SPY HUNTER FOR PLAYSTATION VITA AND NINTENDO 3DS

The Original Combat Driving Series is More Thrilling and Dangerous than Ever!

BURBANK, Calif. - May 30, 2012 - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Spy Hunter, a reboot of the legendary combat driving series, specially developed for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS by TT Fusion. The game will be available this fall.

On the eve of the franchise's 30th anniversary since the original Spy Hunter was released to arcades in 1983, the new Spy Hunter races forward on its most thrilling and dangerous ride yet. The player once again takes on the role of the "Agent," the driver of the high-tech G-6155 Interceptor supercar, armed extensively with advanced weaponry, and ready to take on a global terrorist organization set on world domination.  

"Spy Hunter's classic gameplay has been upgraded to give PlayStation Vita and 3DS players a new, adrenaline-charged experience," said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Gamers now have more choice in the transformation and customization with greater hand controls, brilliant graphics and enhanced action cameras."  

The Interceptor seamlessly transforms from supercar to off-road assault vehicle to speed boat, allowing players to go where they like within the game's branching mission tracks. Players can choose to outfit and upgrade the Interceptor's many weapons and high tech gadgets as they like throughout the course of the game. And for the first time, the Agent will have additional support in the form of an unmanned aerial support drone, allowing players to plan their destruction when assaulting enemy agent strongholds. Spy Hunter also features thrilling crash choreography and a camera system that follows the action in slow motion to let players savor the destruction they created.    

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

05/29/2012 - Video Games LIVE E3 Show on June 6th

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ANNOUNCES AN INCREDIBLE LINE-UP AND A NEW SHOW FOR ITS ANNUAL RETURN TO LOS ANGELES DURING E3 ON JUNE 6TH AT THE NOKIA THEATRE L.A. LIVE

 PREMIERING MUSIC FROM THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM®, DIABLO® III, WORLD OF WARCRAFT®: MISTS OF PANDARIA, EARTHWORM JIM, JOURNEY, DONKEY KONG COUNTRY, STAR FOX, AND MORE FEATURING OVER 110 MUSICIANS ON STAGE!

 INTERNET SENSATIONS INCLUDING LINDSEY STIRLING TO PERFORM!

 AMAZING GAME INDUSTRY SPECIAL GUESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO PERFORM AND TAKE PART IN THE POST SHOW MEET & GREET OPEN TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS!

 ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF TOTO TO PERFORM ON STAGE WITH GUITAR HERO COMPETITION WINNER!

 PARTNERS SAMSUNG, AMD, INTEL, E3 AND THE ESA TO PROVIDE INCREDIBLE GIVE-A-WAYS AND PRIZES INCLUDING GAMES, SSD DRIVES AND LAPTOPS!

 VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO RECEIVE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS CERTIFICATE AND TRADING CARD!

 SHOW INTERACTIVITY TAKEN TO NEW LEVELS AS AUDIENCE WILL HELP DECIDE SETLIST DURING THE SHOW VIA TEXTING AND SMART PHONES!

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 29, 2012 - Heralded by the LA Times as “Ingenious and fantastic!” and proclaimed “Captivating and bombastic!” by the NY Times, Video Games Live has once again teamed up with E3 (Electronic Entertainment Exposition) and the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) to continue its 8 year tradition of pulling out all the stops for its annual Los Angeles show by announcing a cavalcade of special guests, first time ever music premieres, industry stars, new interactive technology, and incredible prizes.  The performance will take place on Wednesday, June 6th at the Nokia Theatre positioned directly across the street from E3, the game industry’s most important annual event.

Aside from fan favorites such as Castlevania, Halo, Sonic and Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross, audience members will be treated to new live premieres from such titles as the award winning The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, the 90’s cult classic Earthworm Jim, the Billboard and iTunes chart topping music from Journey, as well as Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo® III, and upcoming World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria.  The original composers will be making appearances and performing on stage with over 110 musicians.  Video Games Live will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter with its hard rocking symphonic Street Fighter II medley including special guest appearances.  To celebrate the recent induction into the Classic FM Hall of Fame (at #16 of all time!), Nobou Uematsu’s Aerith’s Theme will be presented in a new exclusive symphonic Video Games Live arrangement.  The newly created Pokemon Symphonic Suite will be making its Los Angeles debut as well as some very special guest performers for the award winning song “Still Alive” from Portal.  Original Toto founder/songwriter/pianist/vocalist David Paich and friends will be joining the symphony and choir to perform “Hold the Line” alongside the winner of the pre-show Guitar Hero competition.

A variety of YouTube superstars will also be performing including America’s Got Talent finalist and internet sensation Lindsey Stirling known for her amazing cinematic music videos viewed by tens of millions of people online which include her top featured Legend of Zelda medley.  Video Games Live favorite Martin Leung (“the Video Game Pianist”) will once again grace the stage to debut his new piano arrangement of classic Rare Software favorites such as Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country.  Laura “Flute Link” Intravia will be showcasing her vocal talent as well as performing her 25th Anniversary Zelda arrangement with the symphony along with her new Mario flute medley.  Heavy Metal guitarist Viking Jesus will invade the stage and conquer the audience with the world premiere of his pedal to the metal rendition of Star Fox.

Incredible game industry legends from around the world will be appearing on stage and/or in the post-show Meet & Greet (free of charge to all ticket holders) including Takashi Iizuka (producer, director, designer and head of Sonic Team), the original Earthworm Jim team, Blizzard Entertainment Audio Director and composer Russell Brower, Grammy Award winning game composer Christopher Tin, Silent Hill game producer and composer Akira Yamaoka, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Monkey Island creators Tim Schafer and  Ron Gilbert, legendary game designer Warren Spector (Wing Commander, Deus Ex, Disney Epic Mickey) and over 20 game industry superstars including Al Lowe from Leisure Suit Larry and King’s Quest fame performing the theme from Leisure Suit Larry on saxophone.

From the beginning Video Games Live has always been an interactive show and this year that interactivity is taken to a new level.  Aside from randomly chosen audience members appearing on stage to play a game while the orchestra provides (and changes) the soundtrack on-the-fly, Video Games Live will now incorporate members of the audience to help chose the setlist during the show by texting and/or using their Smart Phones.  A real-time meter will show which games are leading during the show and the most popular choice will be the one performed.  Other interactive elements will include live Skype appearances and interviews with game industry legends and photographs of the audience taken during the performance and posted on the Video Games Live Facebook page for tagging.  The first 50 people to tag themselves during the show will receive a free copy of “Ghost Recon: Future Soldier”.

Audience members for this performance will be a part of gaming history!  Since its creation in 2002, the award winning Video Games Live continues to break attendance records around the world, and after 10 years in business and hundreds of shows, yet another prestigious award and record will be bestowed on stage with an induction and certificate ceremony from Guinness World Records for the most video game concerts ever performed.  Twin Galaxy founder Walter Day will be presenting a special trading card to commemorate this record breaking show with all audience members receiving a free copy of the card.  Pac-Man World Record Holder and crowned Video Game Player of the Century, Billy Mitchell (known for his role in the movie King of Kong) will also be present to unveil his limited edition Video Games Live hot sauce.

Incredible door prize give-a-ways from Samsung, AMD & Intel (including laptops, hard-drives, media devices, software and much more) will be awarded on stage during the show to lucky winners (any ticket holder will be able to enter).  The ever popular pre-show costume contest will be in full effect as each costumed member will be brought on stage as the audience decides the winner by volume of applause.

“Since starting VGL in 2002, this particular show is turning out to be one of our most exciting and spectacular shows ever!” stated industry veteran and Video Games Live Creator/Executive Producer Tommy Tallarico.  “There really is something for everyone in this show no matter what era or genre of gaming you’re into.  Being partnered with E3 and the ESA allows us to bring the entire industry together for a complete celebration of the gaming world.  If ever there was a Video Games Live to attend, this is the one!”

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW and range from $25 - $75 with a limited number of Ultimate VIP Backstage Experience packages.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2C004867DA6F51E9?brand=aeglive

VIDEO GAMES LIVE ULTIMATE VIP BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  • One VIP ticket considered the "best seats in the house" to view the show
  • Pre-show backstage tour by VGL creator and game music legend Tommy Tallarico
  • Special Exclusive VIP area pre-show party access
  • Special meeting with video game designers/composers/producers from around the world
  • Special FRONT OF LINE access to the Video Games Live post-show meet & greet
  • Video Games Live backstage laminated tour pass
  • Free download card for the special extended Video Games Live: Level 2 album
  • Video Games Live poster

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Monday, May 28, 2012

05/28/2012 - Carnivores Dinosaur Hunter Memorial Day Sale
Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Goes On Memorial Day Sale

$0.99 for a limited time

May 28, 2012: Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter, a hit mobile hunting sim by Tatem Games has been discounted by over 60% on Apple iTunes AppStore to commemorate US national holiday Memorial Day. It is available for $0.99 instead of $2.99 for a limited time.

Carnivores: Ice Age throws you onto a recently discovered planet to test your aiming and tactical skills on a realistic ice safari. Choose an icy map to wander around. some mind-blowing saber tooth beasts to hunt and a relevant weapon - off you go! Unrivaled possibility to wander around open 3D world without limits makes the process of finding prey exciting and the whole game endlessly replayable. Recent update has brought Camera Mode, which lets peace-lovers take incredible pictures of the wild cold nature without harming it!

Pack your things and start hunting in Carnivores: Ice Age if you are ready to explore the new huge world and think before you shoot.

The game features:
• Huge 3D world open for exploration
• True-to-life hunting experience
• 3D animals, from common Saber-tooth Tiger to mysterious Woolly Rhinoceros
• 5 maps with different landscape and climate
• Hunting accessories to be used for smart hunting
• Interactive Trophy room
• HD graphics with Retina display support
• Game Center support
• Hours of nostalgia for those who remember playing it on their PC

About Tatem Games
Tatem Games develops versatile games for mobile market. It emerged from PC game development company Action Forms (most notable games: Carnivores, Vivesector, Cryostasis), worked on Palm titles and currently produces mobile games.
Games by Tatem vary in gameplay and target audience, from casual titles (RoboSockets, Racer) to hard-core hunting simulation series Carnivores.

Appstore link:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/carnivores-dinosaur-hunter/id376412660?mt=8
Gameplay video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKHefXHHMeM
Tatem Games website: www.tatemgames.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/carnivores
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/tatemgames

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