Friday, August 24, 2012
08/24/2012 - Persona 4 Gold Limited Edition coming to PS Vita
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ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED GAMES OF THE YEAR GETS A MUST-OWN SPECIAL
ATLUS GOES FOR THE GOLD(EN) WITH LIMITED 'PERSONA 4 GOLDEN: SOLID GOLD
PREMIUM EDITION' FOR PS VITA; ONLY 10,000 UNITS WILL BE PRODUCED
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 23, 2012 - ATLUS, the video game brand
of Index Digital Media, Inc., today unveiled Persona®4 Golden™: Solid Gold Premium Edition, an extremely limited deluxe version of the highly anticipated upcoming RPG for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) handheld
entertainment system. With a production run of only 10,000 units, fans are highly encouraged to pre-order in order to secure
"What better way to celebrate the expanded and enhanced version of one of our best games of all
time-not to mention Japan's best-selling PS Vita game of all time more than twice over-than a premium edition packed with
rare extras?" mused Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales at ATLUS. "The release of Persona 4
Golden in Japan marked the single largest spike in hardware sales since the start of the year and it continues to be
among the country's most popular games. Acknowledging comparable levels of excitement in North America-indicated by projections
that P4G will be the most pre-ordered single-platform game in ATLUS history-we are thrilled to offer the region-exclusive
Solid Gold Premium Edition. It is loaded with as many prized collectibles as possible, all of which are the exact same items made available in
Japan, down to the use of the original title, Persona 4: The Golden. We hope it will be a treat for series
faithful and an irresistible temptation for current and prospective PS Vita system owners. Fans are advised to resist
the urge to test the Premium Edition's authenticity by biting on it."
Every copy of the Solid Gold Premium Edition includes:
- The game: One
of the best RPGs of all time is bigger and better than ever before, enhanced to take full advantage of the power of Vita.
- Hori® Hard Pouch: Sturdily crafted and stylishly
customized, this case has a flap for storing PS Vita cards that also guards the screen.
- Hori® Face Cover: Offers lightweight yet effective protection without blocking any major
ports, meaning you don't have to take it off to play!
- Protective Skin: Adorns your PS Vita with the stylish, vibrant aesthetics of Persona 4
Golden and also includes 8 matching character wallpapers. This same skin is being offered in limited quantities
as a bonus for fans who pre-order P4G at participating retailers.
- Stickers: Featuring some of the popular stars of Persona 4, these stickers
can be used to decorate anything you can think of!
Persona 4 Golden: Solid Gold Premium Edition releases with an MSRP of $69.99 this fall alongside the standard version of the game, both exclusively for PS Vita system.
For more info, visit www.atlus.com/p4g.
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™, and the highly acclaimed Demon's Souls™,
ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.
is a brand of Index Corporation and its privately held subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc.
For breaking news,
special promotions, insider info, and more, visit http://www.atlus.com/faithful to join the ranks of the ATLUS Faithful!
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Thursday, August 23, 2012
08/23/2012 - Boston Festival of Indie Games announces BFIG Game Jam
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Fest features 12-hour
indie game jam hosted by Boston Game Jams
Boston Festival of Indie Games announces BFIG Game Jam
August 23, 2012--Cambridge, MA-- Boston Festival of Indie Games, presented by MIT Game Lab and
Boston Indies, announced today the addition of the Boston Festival of Indie Games Game Jam, a 12-hour game jam being held
on site at the fest, centered on the theme of “independence.”
for Saturday, September 22 at MIT, the Boston Festival of Indie Games is a celebration of independent game development in
a variety of media and genres. The event is free, open to the public and held on the MIT campus, located at the EG&G
Education Center, Building 34 and Compton Laboratories, Building 26, both on Vassar Street. Fest sponsors include Adobe,
Tapjoy, Unity, Dell-Alienware, Wacom, MassDigi, Yelp!, DIGboston, and Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.
The Boston Festival of Indie Games Game Jam is an opportunity for indie developers to
get together to make games for fun and to meet new people. The game jam is non-competitive, and scheduled from 10 am
to 10 pm on the day of the fest. Entry is free and simply requires an online registration. The theme of “independence”
can be interpreted as broadly as each game jam team chooses.
Festival of Indie Games Game Jam will be hosted by Darren Torpey, the founder of Boston Game Jams, the home of Boston-area
game jams held every two to three months. Torpey offers, “This will be a Boston Game Jams-style jam: we're calling
for artists, audio engineers, designers, writers, producers, and programmers to come work together in small teams to make
games simply for the love of the experience.”
The jam will be
co-hosted by Greg Kinneman, a long-time Boston game jammer and indie game dev. Participants are expected to bring their
own development tools and other hardware. Teams will be welcome to use any and all platforms and technology for making
and running games: Flash, Unity, HTML5, GameMaker, C++, C#, board games, card games, or anything else goes!
If you are interested in participating, please register for free online as an individual,
and encourage your colleagues to do the same, including anticipated team members. Teams will be officially formed at the event.
To register for the game jam, please visit our web site at www.bostonfig.com.
The Boston Festival
of Indie Games offers the opportunity for festival attendees to play video games, live action games, tabletop games and interactive
fiction in a casual environment. Other fest features include a digital art exhibit, film screenings and special guest
speakers from the national indie games space. A special showcase will highlight games developed by the MIT Game Lab,
which has created nearly fifty games over the last five years, a number of which have gone on to critical acclaim and commercial
success. For complete details, please visit www.bostonfig.com.
About the Boston Festival of Indie Games:
www.bostonfig.comThe Boston Festival of Indie Games is a celebration of independent
game development with emphasis on the New England region. The Boston Festival of Indie Games seeks to support and showcase
the efforts of independent game developers by providing a free public event that encourages attendees to share and interact
with games in various media, including video games, location-based games, tabletop games and interactive fiction. Produced
under the non-profit auspices of BeEpic, a Boston location-based games production group, the Boston Festival of Indie Games
is focused on creating an intersection between community, academic and independent interests in game play.
MIT Game Lab:
www.gambit.mit.eduThe MIT Game Lab brings together scholars, creators and technologies
to teach, conduct research and develop new approaches to applied game design and construction. Ranked by the Princeton review
as the #2 Game Design Program in North America, the MIT Game Lab maintains MIT’s roles as leader in the study, design
and development of games. The MIT Game Lab’s goal is to explore, educate and engage the public by creating groundbreaking
games, interactive online courses and new applications to real world challenges.
About Boston Indies:
www.bostonindies.comBoston Indies is a community of dedicated independent game developers
in Massachusetts and the surrounding area. Boston Indies works to foster a sense of community among Boston’s independent
game developers, facilitate monthly meet-ups and other related community events, encourage developers to create games independent
of large budgets and large company ties, provide a safe environment to obtain critical feedback on game development works
in progress and serve as a brain trust for important information sharing among local independent developers.
By: E. Thomas
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
08/22/2012 - 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros 2 Now In Stores and Online
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For the First Time,
Shoppers Can Either Buy the Packaged Game in Stores or Purchase and Download the Full Version Wirelessly from the Nintendo
MARIO TAKES THE GOLD AS THE BIG AND BOLD NINTENDO 3DS XL HITS STORES
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012 – Nintendo has launched
both an exciting new game and a cool new system to play it on. U.S. residents can now get their hands on two of the hottest
video game products of the year: New Super Mario Bros. 2 and the new Nintendo 3DS XL portable system. Nintendo 3DS XL offers screens that are 90 percent larger
than the original Nintendo 3DS, and sells at a suggested retail price of $199.99.
The newest game to play on the
system – or the original Nintendo 3DS system – is New Super Mario Bros. 2, the follow-up to the best-selling
Nintendo DS game of all time, which sold more than 10.3 million in the United States
alone. For the first time, Nintendo is giving consumers a variety of ways to buy the game. Shoppers can purchase a packaged
game as usual at retail locations nationwide. They can go to a participating retailer and buy a code to download the game
directly to their Nintendo 3DS system over a broadband Internet connection. Or they can simply purchase and download the game
on their own from the Nintendo eShop using a wireless broadband connection. Regardless of purchasing method, the game sells
at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
"The larger screens of the new Nintendo 3DS XL really bring all your
games to life," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "The
colors and visuals in New Super Mario Bros. 2 look great, especially when all the levels are packed full of gold
Gold coins are everywhere in New Super Mario Bros. 2, and players will want to collect as
many as possible. Coins trail after enemies and rain down from pipes. Various power-ups turn Mario into a coin-making machine,
while special pipes transport him into caverns filled with coins. For the maximum coin carnage, players can transform into
Gold Mario to shoot golden fireballs and turn almost anything into coins.
There are also new connectivity features
in New Super Mario Bros. 2, such as Coin Rush mode. Go for the high score while rushing through three levels back-to-back.
Players can try to top their own coin tallies or see if they can beat the scores of players they encounter via StreetPass.
Players with wireless Internet access can also add their collected coins to the global coin total via SpotPass.
the first time in a portable Mario game, two players, each with a Nintendo 3DS system and game card, can play through the
entire game together as Mario and Luigi over a local wireless connection. While playing through the levels together, each
player will get double the amount of coins. Additionally, this unique cooperative mode lets one player become the leader and
take charge of what is viewed on the screen. This allows veteran gamers to help players who are not as familiar with a traditional
2-D side-scrolling Mario game. It also encourages healthy competition as players battle for leadership in this mode.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access.
For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
08/21/2012 - Metal Gear Solid Digital Editions Now Available
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METAL GEAR SOLID editions
Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it will release the HD editions of METAL GEAR SOLID® 2: SONS OF LIBERTY, METAL
GEAR SOLID®3: SNAKE EATER and METAL GEAR SOLID®: PEACE WALKER digitally in August and September for various compatible
August 21st will see the HD Xbox 360 versions of METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY and METAL GEAR
SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER released via the Xbox LIVE Games On Demand service, with METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER HD Edition following
for Xbox 360 a week later on August 28th. HD versions of METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY and METAL GEAR SOLID 3:
SNAKE EATER will follow for PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita in September via PlayStation®Network,
alongside the PlayStation®3 HD version of METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER.
For more information,
please visit: www.metalgearsolid.com and www.konami-europe.net/MG25th
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Monday, August 20, 2012
08/20/2012 - The Expendables 2 Video Game Now Available on XBLA + PSN
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London, UK – August 20, 2012 – Today Ubisoft announced that The
Expendables 2 Videogame is now available for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system
for 1200 Microsoft Points and PC for £11.99. The PSN version will be available on the 22/08. The Expendables 2
Videogame unites four of the world’s most legendary mercenaries – Barney Ross, Gunner Jensen, Hale Caesar and
Yin Yang – in a feast of explosive over-the-top action, authentic to the Expendables franchise.
THE EXPENDABLES 2 VIDEOGAMES NOW AVAILABLE ON XBOX LIVE® ARCADE AND PC
on the universe created in the high-octane, star-studded movies, The Expendables 2 Videogame invites gamers on an adventure
to rescue an extremely valuable, kidnapped billionaire. It’s all business, until all hell breaks loose and the explosive
mix of testosterone and kerosene detonates in a massive fireball that never lets up. The adventure concludes right where the
new movie begins, creating a continuous story experience for fans of the Expendables’ hard-boiled brand of action.
For more news and information, please visit the game's official website at http://www.ubi.com/UK/Games/Info.aspx?pId=10959
Submitted By: E. Thomas