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Friday, September 7, 2012

09/07/2012 - Wikipad Launches Oct 31st 2012
WIKIPAD COMING TO GAMESTOP OCTOBER 31, 2012

GameStop Launches Pre-Order Program with Exclusive Content

LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012—GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest multichannel retailer of video games, has partnered with Wikipad, Inc. to offer the Wikipad tablet, the first tablet with an attachable console-quality gamepad controller, through its stores and website. The Wikipad will be available October 31 to consumers at a retailer price of $499 USD.

“GameStop is the retail destination when it comes to video games. Nobody but GameStop provides gamers with the best gaming content on the market. And for those that purchase or pre-order a Wikipad at GameStop, their tablet will have access to valuable extras including exclusive free, full-length game titles. The Wikipad is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and will support PlayStation®Mobile platform,” said Fraser Townley, President of Sales for Wikipad, Inc.

Customers can pre-order the Wikipad now at GameStop stores nationwide or online at
www.GameStop.com. Wikipads pre-ordered at GameStop will come with value-added extras including full-length titles and an issue of Game Informer Digital.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Wikipad to launch this unique new gaming tablet,” said Joe Gorman, vice president of GameStop’s mobile business unit. “We love the innovation and know our customers are excited to see it in action.”

Wikipad will launch in October with a full suite of games delivered by the latest video game platforms, including PlayStation®Mobile, NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone, Google Play as well as several upcoming unannounced platforms.  To bring the best gaming experience to consumers, Wikipad will offer a premium 10.1” IPS screen, ultra-light chassis, quad core processor, expandable memory and an attachable console quality game controller. 

For more information on the Wikipad tablet, visit:
www.wikipad.com.

About Wikipad
Wikipad Inc. is a leading developer and designer of video game tablets and devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Wikipad Inc. is uniquely positioned as pioneers and innovators in the mobile entertainment world by leading the way in accessible and comfortable consumer devices for video games, web, education, movies and television content.  Wikipad devices are powered by Nvidia Tegra processors and are Sony Playstation Mobile certified.

WORK HARD. GAME HARD.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include 6,628 company-operated stores in 15 countries worldwide and online at
www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; and a digital PC game distribution platform available at http://www.GameStop.com/PC.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

09/06/2012 - Marvel Heroes MMORPG Open Beta Starts Oct 1st
MARVEL HEROES ACTION MMORPG TO BEGIN CLOSED BETA OCTOBER 1, SIGN UP NOW FOR A CHANCE TO PLAY

Gazillion Entertainment, publisher of the highly anticipated free-to-play, massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Marvel Heroes, have announced that the Closed Beta for Marvel Heroes will begin on October 1, 2012. Marvel fans and gamers can sign up now for a chance to get early access to Marvel Heroes and play as their favorite heroes by visiting www.marvelheroes.com.

This past weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, Washington, Gazillion unveiled three new playable characters from the heralded Marvel Universe: Daredevil, Punisher, and Squirrel Girl. Gazillion also debuted a new Marvel Heroes gameplay trailer featuring Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, joined by Punisher, Spider-Man and more as they take back the streets of Hell's Kitchen.

To view the all-new Marvel Heroes gameplay trailer please visit the following link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TihhyhVEMAc&feature=youtu.be

Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play, action-packed massively multiplayer online game created by David Brevik, the visionary behind Diablo and Diablo 2.  Set in the iconic Marvel Universe, Marvel Heroes combines the core game-play style of Action RPG’s and MMOs with the expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. In the game, players can collect and play as their favorite Marvel Superheroes; including Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider Man, Captain America and many others. Team up with friends and try to stop Doctor Doom from devastating the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube in a story crafted by comic-book super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.

For more information on Marvel Heroes visit
www.marvelheroes.com. For instant news updates, follow the development team @MMMSociety on Twitter and Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/marvelheroes.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

09/05/2012 - Bubble Force hits iOS and Android
Bubble Force hits iOS and Android; Familiar theme; All new addictive game-play!

Netherlands September 5, 2012 - Lunagames releases Bubble Force cross the App Store and Google Play. Bubble Force takes the familiar bubble theme into a new direction offering new ground breaking game-play.

YouTube game footage: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T8o6BXxfgE

Bubble Force revolves round using the touch screen to position and release a force field to control the bubbles. Match the 3 same colored bubbles and you progress to the next level. Sounds easy? The game gets progressively hard to complete, certainly when aiming to clear levels with the maximum 3 star rating.

All though the game is mainly played in a top-down view giving the best overview to unleash your force field; the game is set in a true 3d environment giving a unique feel to how the force field and bubble physics interact.

Bubble Force is available for free through the following downloads:
Bubble Force App Store
Bubble Force Google Play

About Lunagames
Lunagames is a mobile game developer/publisher based in the Netherlands part of the Lunaforte mobile entertainment company. The Lunagames label today offers mobile Apps cross all key platforms reaching more than 1.5 million daily users with fun and entertaining Apps for all ages.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

09/04/2012 - Rovio Announces Bad Biggies Angry Birds Spin Off
Rovio to launch Bad Piggies on September 27

Angry Birds creator’s new game puts pigs in spotlight

September 4, 2012 – Espoo, Finland – Rovio Entertainment, the creators of Angry Birds, today announced their newest game, Bad Piggies, launching September 27 for iOS, Android and Mac. This innovative game turns the franchise on its head by letting the fans play as the pigs – with all new, never-before-seen gameplay – and not a slingshot in sight!

"There’s a lot of empathy towards the lovable enemies from the Angry Birds games, and we’ve been constantly asked: what about the pigs’ side of the story?" said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. "Bad Piggies gives you the chance to play as the second-most-loved characters in the Angry Birds universe, and explore this rich world through their green eyes."

The new game will launch on iOS, Android and Mac on September 27. Windows Phone, Windows 8 and PC versions will follow shortly. 

"We’ve had a lot of fun creating a totally new and unique gameplay experience," said Petri Järvilehto, EVP Games at Rovio. "There’s so much more to these pigs than what is seen in the Angry Birds games, and Bad Piggies is the first glimpse into what’s going on in the imaginative and ingenious minds of the pigs."

To get in on the action and see all the gameplay news first, go to
www.badpiggies.com, follow the pigs on Twitter twitter.com/badpiggies and like the pigs on Facebook facebook.com/badpiggies. Stay tuned during the next few weeks, and see what the pigs are up to!

About Rovio Entertainment
Rovio is an industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release, and is now the number one paid app of all time. Following this success in mobile gaming, Angry Birds has expanded rapidly in entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand.
www.rovio.com  

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Monday, September 3, 2012

09/03/2012 - D3Publisher and Cartoon Network Team Up for New Adventure Time Game
OH MY GLOB!  THIS IS LEGENDARY! D3Publisher AND CARTOON NETWORK ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP and VIDEO GAME for ADVENTURE TIME

Play as Finn and Jake, in the Magical Land of Ooo, in the First Ever Interactive Title Based on the Hit Comedy Series, Adventure TimeTM: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!

LOS ANGELES – May 8, 2012 – Ready for a mathematical, algebraic, radical time?  D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, and Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) today officially announced the upcoming release of Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!, a video game based on the popular Cartoon Network series, Adventure Time.  This is the first Adventure Time video game that will release on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and Nintendo DS™ hand-held system late fall.

In the first licensed Adventure Time video game, Finn and Jake wake up one morning to find their trash stolen by the Ice King.  Jake couldn’t care less about half-eaten bananas, crumpled up burrito wrappers, and old chicken diapers – but when they find out the Ice King is using their stolen goods to construct a Garbage Princess, the heroes embark on a fantastical adventure to teach him a lesson!  Journey through the Land of Ooo in an offbeat adventure and discover perilous dungeons and unimaginable treasures, while playing as Finn and Jake in a unique action-adventure experience. 

Working alongside the game’s developer WayForward is the series’ creator Pendleton Ward, who is designing a new storyline and quests for the game. 

“Adventure Time fans have been asking for a video game to complement the series for some time, and we are working directly with Pendelton Ward, who has an amazing vision for the game,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of product development, D3P.  “Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?! will be a fan’s golden ticket into the elusive Adventure Time universe and will capture the random fun and adventure we all love about the series.”

Adventure Time is the pop culture sensation, Emmy-nominated, top-rated show among kids, and its popularity continues to soar both on air and at retail.  The series follows Finn, an adventure-seeking kid and Jake, his shape-shifting canine best friend, on their adventures in the Land of Ooo.  The awesome duo save princesses, battle the notorious princess-kidnapper, the Ice King, party in Lumpy Space, fight in dungeons, and even befriend Marceline the Vampire Queen.  Since the start of its fourth season, Adventure Time is the #1 program on Mondays on all television with kids 6-11.

“The rich and diverse characters in the Adventure Time world are absolutely perfect for a video game franchise and working with D3Publisher, WayForward and Pendelton Ward, we have a great team in place to bring it to life,” said Pete Yoder, vice president of consumer products, Cartoon Network Enterprises.  “This game will provide the Land of Ooo experience that young fans will love.”

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!, is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.  Additional details about the game will be available in the coming months.

For more information in the coming months on Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!, please visit
www.d3publisher.us.    

About D3Publisher
D3Publisher is a leading video game publisher for all platforms, including: the Wii™ system, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld systems, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and wireless devices.  D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., and Japan.  The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine 2™.  For more information about D3Publisher and its products, please visit:
www.d3publisher.us

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