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Friday, June 15, 2012

06/15/2012 - Pippi Longstocking Comes to Nintendo DS
Pippi Longstocking comes to Nintendo DSTM!

In June the world’s strongest girl debuts on Nintendo DSTM!

Stockholm, Sweden – 15 June 2012 – Pippi Longstocking will finally make her debut as a video game. The world’s strongest girl gets her own game for Nintendo DS™. Together with Tommy and Annika, Pippi starts packing for her next sea voyage. Pippi finds the things she will need in the strangest places. Come along and set thieves straight, visit the circus and test Pippi’s strength. Besides the main adventure, up to four players can compete against each other in a multiplayer mode, where you collect gold coins and treasures. The game is published PAN Vision and developed by Ravn Studio.

“We felt great reverence for taking on the task to transfer Pippi Longstocking to Nintendo DS,” says Tinka Town, Creative Director and co-founder of Ravn Studio. “This is a dream project for us who have grown up with the wonderful stories by Astrid Lindgren. For us it’s important to preserve the wonderful Pippi feeling, both visually and the way kids can experience her world.”

For Saltkråkan AB, the owner of all intellectual properties after Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman, the Nintendo DS is an entirely new format to experience Pippi Longstocking in.

”We’ve worked together with Ravn Studio on the game, in order to stay true to the tales about Pippi Longstocking that Astrid Lindgren wrote. If the players are familiar with the books or films, they’ll definitely recognize Pippi’s characteristics and the many events depicted,” says Christina Ådén at Saltkråkan.

The game takes its visual inspiration from the artist Ingrid Vang Nyman, who is the original illustrator of Pippi Longstocking. All books and comics about Pippi where painted during the years 1945-1959.

”We really thinks this is fun and hope that the new expression of Pippi will be well received by Nintendo players all over the world,” says Christina Ådén at Saltkråkan.

The game will be released in Sweden, Norway, Norway and Finland by PAN Vision and distributed by Mindscape Northern Europe BV in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

06/14/2012 - Max Payne Mobile Now on Android
Rockstar Games Announces Max Payne Mobile Now Available for Android Devices

NEW YORK, Jun. 14, 2012 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is happy to announce  Max Payne Mobile is now available for download on select Android™ powered devices.*  Max Payne is the original award-winning action-shooter that brought Bullet Time® to video games with gripping gunplay and a distinctly noir atmosphere.

Max Payne Mobile for Android has been fully optimized for the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core mobile processor with additional antistrophic texture filtering and enhanced lighting effects providing one of the most visually immersive  Max Payne Mobile experiences available. The game will also feature gamepad support for select USB controllers, vibration feedback, and adjustable graphic settings.

Max Payne Mobile is available for $2.99 from the Android Marketplace for select Android tablets and phones.

*Supported phones: Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player.

*Supported tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, HTC Jetstream.

Originally released in 2001,  Max Payne is a relentless story-driven game about a man on the edge, fighting for justice while uncovering plot-twists and murderous thugs in the gritty bowels of New York during the century's worst blizzard.

The series returned this year with the launch of  Max Payne 3, which is available now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. For more information please visit  http://www.rockstargames.com.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

06/13/2012 - EA Launches 'Project Honor' Initiative to Benefit Families of Fallen Soldiers
EA LAUNCHES ‘PROJECT HONOR’ INITIATIVE TO BENEFIT THE FAMILIES OF FALLEN SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIORS
Danger Close Games Announces Special ‘Medal of Honor Warfighter Military Edition’ Available Exclusively for Military at GovX.com
Guildford, UK. – June 13, 2012 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is proud to announce today ‘Project HONOR’, a program dedicated to raising awareness and generating charitable contributions for fallen warriors from the Special Operations Community in honor of the sacrifices they and their families have made for their country. Through unique partnerships program with EA for Medal of Honor™ Warfighter, elite weapon and gear manufacturers who equip the Special Operations Community including Kaenon, London Bridge Trading, Magpul, SureFire, Mechanix Wear and others will donate to the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation for the benefit of Project HONOR. These esteemed weapon and gear manufacturers will also have their products featured in the game to help deliver the most authentic videogame warfare experience this holiday season. In addition to this, select partners have signed up to create and sell exclusive Medal of Honor themed merchandise and donate 100% of the proceeds of their sales to the Navy SEAL Foundation, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and other charities. London Bridge Trading Company is leading the way with an entire line of gear showcasing an exclusive Project HONOR camouflage pattern.

Danger Close™ Games also announced today Medal of Honor Warfighter Military Edition, made exclusively for active, reserve and former U.S. military. In a unique partnership with GovX, Inc., the largest online shopping destination exclusively serving verified military, law enforcement and related government personnel and their families, the Medal of Honor Warfighter Military Edition includes the Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition as well as exclusive in-game unlocks, including use of the Project HONOR camouflage pattern.  For more information, please visit
www.govx.com/mohw.

“We have a tremendous amount of respect for our service men and women around the world and a deep level of gratitude for the sacrifices both they and their families make on a daily basis,” said Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer of Medal of Honor. “We’ve teamed up with some of the biggest military brands to deliver an authentic experience in Medal of Honor Warfighter. We’re excited to work with these great partners to also launch Project HONOR to raise awareness for the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and drive real world contributions of which we can be proud.”

“This partnership with EA and Medal of Honor will raise awareness on the work we do to help the families of fallen Special Operations warriors and facilitate contributions that help provide college scholarships for surviving children and financial assistance to families of severely wounded special operations warriors,” said John T. Carney, Jr., Special Operations Warrior Foundation President. “This is a great way to give back to some of our country’s greatest warriors.”

“Our mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director of the Navy SEAL Foundation. “We are excited to be working with EA and Medal of Honor on this fantastic program that will ultimately benefit the lives of our service men and women and their families.”

For more information about Project HONOR, visit
www.medalofhonor.com/projectHONOR. For more information on the partner foundations, please visit the Navy SEAL Foundation at www.navySEALfoundation.org and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation at www.specialops.org.

Written by U.S. Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas and inspired by real world events, Medal of Honor Warfighter delivers an up close and personal look at today’s battlefield and the fight against the ongoing global terror threat. From rescuing hostages in Abu Sayyaf’s stronghold in the Philippines to assaulting Al-Shabaab’s “Pirate Town” on the Somali Coast, Medal of Honor Warfighter puts players in the boots of today’s most highly trained and skilled warriors to experience missions that have a dotted line to real world terrorist threats. Powered by the ground-breaking Frostbite™ 2 engine, Medal of Honor Warfighter features real world hotspots in the single player campaign and introduces international Tier 1 Operators from 10 different nations in multiplayer allowing players to show their national pride online.

Medal of Honor Warfighter will be available in the UK on October 26 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. For more information on Medal of Honor Warfighter and be sure to visit
www.medalofhonor.com, and www.facebook.com/medalofhonor, or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/medalofhonor

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

06/11/2012 - Metal Gear Solid HD Collecion Arrives on PS Via
Classic Titles From Hideo Kojima's Famous Franchise Now Playable on New Platform

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – June 12, 2012 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION is now available for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. Hideo Kojima's classic METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater titles feature vast upgrades, including remastered graphics from the original releases on the PlayStation®2 system, and optimized controls designed to take full advantage of the PlayStation®Vita touchscreen capabilities.

"With METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION, gamers will be impressed with the updated graphics and the ability to zoom and perform attacks by using just their fingers on the touch screen of the PlayStation®Vita system," said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.  It's an exciting new way to experience the games METAL GEAR SOLID fans have known and loved for years."

In addition to the visual upgrades, both titles include Transfarring, where players can start the action right where they left off as they transfer saved-data back and forth from their PlayStation®3 system version of METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION to their PlayStation®Vita system.

METAL GEAR SOLID HD COLLECTION is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is now available nationwide for a SRP of $39.99 for the PlayStation®3 and the PlayStation®Vita system. The collection is also available for download digitally. 

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Monday, June 11, 2012

06/11/2012 - Majeco Brings Sci-Fi Heroes to iOS
Majesco’s Sci-Fi Heroes Blasting onto the App Store This Summer

Extra, extra! Blasting to App Store this summer.

Edison, NJ June 11, 2012
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced that its mobile role-playing game (RPG) Sci-Fi Heroes will be available later this summer on the App Store™. The free-to-play interstellar adventure gives players of all ages the chance to lead a team of combat specialists to victory over a galactic evil empire, as well as the opportunity to join forces with their friends to collaboratively complete quests, defeat formidable nemeses, and find rare items. Space explorers can battle to save their universe across more than 40 levels on four different planets, each containing unique enemies, landscapes and bosses.

Sci-Fi Heroes is our first internally designed mobile game,” said Jeffrey Anderson, senior vice president of social and mobile games, Majesco Entertainment. “With its exciting and innovative gameplay, and incredible co-op fun, Sci-Fi Heroes is the perfect title to show what Majesco’s new mobile and social offerings strive for.”

In Sci-Fi Heroes, the diabolical Calimar Space Horde has ruthlessly conquered the four planets of a once peaceful solar system in a hostile takeover, leaving the fate of the universe in the hands of eight ragtag space warriors. Facing insurmountable odds, players will take control of these brave underdogs to help restore peace and kick some serious Space Horde butt.

For more information, visit
www.SciFiHeroes.com.

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