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Friday, August 10, 2012

08/10/2012 AMC and Rock You to Launch Walking Dead Social Game

Fans Access Thrilling Social Game on Facebook

NEW YORK - Aug. 10, 2012 - AMC and RockYou® today announced the launch of “The Walking Dead Social Game,” a story-based Facebook game based on AMC’s tv series. Fans are invited to step into the zombie-filled world, where they will fight for their lives, help friends survive, and embark on chilling adventures with characters and settings from the show. Play the game now at

“The Walking Dead Social Game” blends elements of strategy and survival-horror to create a unique, tensioned-filled social gaming experience. Faced with an ever-present threat from man-eating zombies (called “walkers”), players use combat, stealth, and trickery to stay alive and to complete missions in their quest to survive the apocalypse.

“The audience for AMC's 'The Walking Dead’ are passionate and deeply interested in the world of the show. Our social game allows them to explore and experience the zombie apocalypse for themselves, along with their friends,” said Mac McKean, AMC’s svp of digital media. 

The game offers a stat system based on the characters’ attributes such as stamina, shooting accuracy, range of movement and vision. As you progress you earn points, based on your skill, which enables you to improve on these stats.  This all allows for players to customize the skill-set of the squad members. No one is safe as even the player’s own Facebook friends may turn and attack as blood-thirsty walkers. The game was developed by Eyes Wide Games of Atlanta, GA.

“Gamers are ready for a more robust gameplay experience on Facebook,” said Josh Grant, svp and GM of Studio Partners at Rock You. “We’re bringing a thrilling survival-horror game experience to a more social platform that both long-time gamers and fans new to the gaming space can enjoy.”

AMC concluded the second season of “The Walking Dead” in March of 2012. The episode was viewed by a record-breaking 9 million viewers and the series reigns as the most watched drama series in basic cable for adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics.  It tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. “The Walking Dead” Season 3 premieres Sunday, Oct. 14 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

08/08/2012 - King of Fighters XIII Now Available on Xbox LIVE and PSN

Get your hands on the star of Evo 2012 without having to leave the comfort of your home!

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 8, 2012 - ATLUS, the video game publishing brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today announced that  THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII, the most recent entry in the legendary fighting franchise and the sleeper hit of the recent Evo 2012 Finals, is now available for digital purchase and download via PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (PS3™) and Xbox LIVE®Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. 

Showered with praise since its release and generally considered one of the best iterations in the long-running, highly-acclaimed series,  KOF XIII is a must-own for fighting game fans.  Its huge roster of beloved fighters, ample content and features, and exceptional fighting gameplay elevate it into a class all its own, making it easy to see why GameSpot hailed it as the "Best Fighting Game of 2011."

THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII is out now in North America for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems in both physical and digital versions, the latter of which is available for $29.99. For more info, visit  http://www.atlus.com/kofxiii.

With a roster featuring over 30 hand-drawn fighters, a number of detailed stages bursting with life, over a half dozen play modes, a refined fighting engine built for speed and complete with new moves and supers, a vastly improved Online mode, and a host of other additions, tweaks, and enhancements, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII represents a rebirth for one of gaming's longest tenured franchises and one of the most popular fighting brands ever.

Video game publisher ATLUS has established itself as one of its industry's most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei® franchise of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona® sub-series of games and the prestigious Nocturne), the groundbreaking, genre-defying Catherine™, Demon's Souls™, and the official video game adaptation of Game of Thrones, ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.  

ATLUS is a brand of Index Corporation and its privately held subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc.

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©SNK PLAYMORE.  "THE KING OF FIGHTERS" is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.  Published by ATLUS.  Exclusively distributed by Index Digital Media, Inc.  THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII has been rated "T" for Teen with Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, and Violence by the ESRB.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

08/07/2012 - HeroClix Online Announces DC Comics Justice League Content

Six New DC Comics Super Heroes Figures to Hit the Server August 23

Hilllside, N.J. & Cary, N.C. – August 7, 2012— Developers of HeroClix Online today announced the latest collection of DC Comics characters set to hit the server on August 23. Developed under license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and in partnership with DC Entertainment, the Justice League Fast Forces figures will add six prominent DC Comics characters with all new powers to the online game. As with previously released sets, the new figures can be obtained both in game and via codes in physical Justice League products.

The new Fast Forces includes six popular DC Comics Super Heroes—Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and Cyborg.

Providing players with more than one way to collect, free codes for the virtual Fast Forces can be found in physical Justice League Fast Forces and redeemed in game, beginning August 23.

The new Super Hero figures can be used alongside all other DC Comics figures, in DC Comics tournaments and maps.

For more information on HeroClix Online, visit http://hco.heroclix.com/.

For news updates and announcements, follow HeroClix Online on Facebook and Twitter.

All related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

08/06/2012 - Blacklight Retribution Giving away $1000 a day for 30 days
Blacklight Retribution to give away $1,000 dollars a day for '30 Days of Fight' event

Play more and win more for the chance to win $1,000 dollars a day, every day, for 30 days

The  Blacklight Retribution  team is excited to announce that it will be giving away $1,000 US dollars a day during the upcoming '30 Days of Fight' event. From Thursday, August 16 through Friday, September 14, one player will be selected to win $1,000 dollars each and every day. 

During the '30 Days of Fight' event, players who complete a match in the critically acclaimed, free-to-play, FPS  Blacklight Retribution , will receive one ticket. Those who win a match will receive two tickets. At the end of each day, a random drawing will be held to determine who will walk home $1,000 dollars richer. More tickets mean more chances to win.  Blacklight Retribution players are encouraged to complete and win as many matches as possible to increase their chances of winning.

"We can't wait to see the competition heat up once we start upping the stakes with a grand prize of $1,000 dollars on the line every day for 30 days," said Product Manager Clifton Chu. "Following the recent launch of  Blacklight Retribution on Steam, we think the '30 Days of Fight' will be an amazing and fun challenge to players. Everyone better get ready to skip work and start training right now."

For more information about the Blacklight Retribution '30 Days of Fight' event, including rules and details regarding eligibility, head to 
To download and play Blacklight Retribution for free, head to  www.playblacklight.com/

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN: Promotion begins at 12:00:00 a.m. PDT (UTC/GMT -07:00 hours) on 8/16/2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PDT on 9/14/2012; open only to legal residents of:  the 50 United States of America, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada (excluding residents of Québec), and the United Kingdom who are thirteen (13) years old or older; see Official Rules at http://www.perfectworld.com/blog/?p=628701 for additional eligibility restrictions, methods of entry, prize descriptions/restrictions/values, odds, and complete details; void where prohibited; Sponsor:  Perfect World Entertainment Inc., 101 Redwood Shores Parkway, Suite 400, Redwood City, CA 94065.

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