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Friday, September 28, 2012

09/29/2012 - Indie Game Devs Team Up for Get Well Gamers Bundle
Indie Game Developers Team Up for "Rising Star" Bundle to Benefit Get-Well Gamers Foundation

National Videogame Charity to Welcome Early Holiday Gift from Thunderfish Entertainment, Podunk Studioz, and Other Young Talents in the Industry

"I really like what the foundation is doing and I wanted to in some way help them keep doing it," said Dusty Ryan, President, Podunk Studioz, makers of Rainbow Ball. "I was drawn to their mission on account of all the time I spent in hospitals between my own health problems growing up and those of my late mother. My hope is that the bundle we've put together thanks to fantastic generosity of my fellow developers will entice gamers to put their money behind an excellent cause."

"Rising Star" Bundle to Benefit Get-Well Gamers:

·SickBrick-Magrathean Technologies
Magrathean Technologies brings you the dark strange sci-fi world of SickBrick, in a unknown desert you have to fight past hostile robots to uncover your past. With modern graphics and Old School fps gameplay Sickbrick is one adventure you shouldn’t miss.

·Rainbow Ball-Podunk Studioz
Combining strategy and brick-breaking arcade joy, Rainbow Ball combines the color- swapping aspects of Outland and Ikaruga into a breakout, styled game. Also, more than 115 levels Rainbow gives you plenty to do.

·Music Island-Thunderfish Entertainment
The sands are alive with the sound of music! Take on the role of a masked island man as he protects the beach’s last palm tree.  Hit the rhythm right on, and the creature flops over producing a sweet melody. Miss the beat, however, and you and your tree are fish-food. Rock out for the entree!

·Chronicles of Veltron - MM Games
MM games brings you the retro-inspired RPG Chronicles of Veltron, featuring a unique sense of humor that pokes fun at various RPG tropes. Chronicles of Veltron may be light- hearted but it is a very deep and engaging full of interesting and wonderful characters and environments.

·Gremlin Invasion: Survivor-CS Squared Games
A great solo or co-op experience Gremlin Invasion: Survivor from CS Squared Games has you blast away gremlins as you and your friends try and survive with only the weapons and equipment you find dropped along your journey. Wise health and ammo use is a necessity in this top down arcade shooter. All you have to do is survive.

Get the Bundle:

A significant portion of proceeds from the "Rising Star" bundle will benefit Get-Well Gamers. To download your copy, visit:
http://risingstarbundle.tumblr.com/
The Get-Well Gamers Foundation accepts console games and equipment as well as hand-held systems and the games supported by these platforms. To make a tax-deductible donation or to recommend a treatment facility, visit: http://www.getwellgamers.org.

About Get-Well Gamers
The Get-Well Gamers Foundation is a California-based 501© (3)-certified public charity dedicated to bringing electronic entertainment to children's hospitals for the benefit of entertainment and pain management since 2001. Its network includes more than 140 hospitals and treatment facilities across North America and Canada. For more information, please visit:
www.getwellgamers.org.  

About Podunk Studioz

Podunk Studioz LLC is an independent game development company based in north western Wisconsin. Formed in 2010 with the motto "great stories create great games," they have released one commercial title along with several more on the horizon. For more information, please visit:
www.podunkstudioz.com.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

09/27/2012 - One Week Left for Pro Pinball Kickstarter

ON THE LAST WEEK FOR PRO PINBALL® KICKSTARTER
SILVERBALL APPEAL FOR SUPPORT WITH
#PINBALLNEEDSYOU

With only a week to go the studio rally for existing backers and pinball fans support by joining the #PinballNeedsYou campaign

Pinball giants, Pat Lawlor and Silverball Studios, reveal exciting new production graphics to show how the games will look

Oxfordshire, UK. September 27th 2012. As Silverball Studios sees the end of the Kickstarter campaign; for the no-compromise revival and rebuilding of the legendary Pro Pinball® series, looming, the studio have launched the #PinballNeedsYou campaign to rally the support of fans and backers to push the funding from 24% to 100% in the 7 remaining days.

The studio have produced wallpapers, avatars and banners (which can be downloaded at the bottom of this release) for fans and supporters to put on the screens of their PCs, Macs, iPads, smartphones and on their Facebook, Twitter profiles and blogs; with beautifully rendered imagery and the #PinballNeedsYou tag on. They have even made the images high enough res for people to print out and put up as posters.

“With only a week to go we are really hoping that those who have got behind us can help us push this out to their friends, colleagues and contacts. If everyone supporting us could get one person to get behind us too, we might just make it!” Said Adrian Barritt, CEO of Silverball Studios.

The Studio hope that if all the avid pinball game supporters, fans and backers help to get the message out the project will have new life breathed into it. With only 7 DAYS TO GO. It is all hands on deck to get #PinballNeedsYou on every Facebook page, Twitter and website going.

The studio has also offered a first glimpse into what the games will look like if their target it hit. The release of two examples of production graphics demonstrate the level of realism the studio is going to be able to create if the project is able to go ahead.

“The team at Silverball are some of the best in the World and not many know pinball better than us.” Said Adrian Barritt, CEO of Silverball Studios.

“We have some incredible capabilities, that coupled with our perfectionism allows us to be able to produce pinball games of the absolute highest standard and realism. It is not just about the graphics either, the physics engine we are evolving will be second to none and will allow all five tables to play as if they were the real thing!” Barritt added.

The team behind the development of the project are the very same that created new pinball games; Mario Pinball Land, Metroid Prime Pinball, Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon and Frogger Pinball, and have partnered with the pinball legend Pat Lawlor, creator of the best selling pinball table of all time, The Addams Family, and the highest rated pinball table of all time, The Twilight Zone.

“We've only got a week left on our Pro Pinball Kickstarter campaign (http://kck.st/SiUqHY) and we really need to gain that extra support now to make this a reality.” said Pat Lawlor.

“Kickstarter projects are strange as many people don't back a project they don't think will succeed, which can turn it into a self fulfilling prophecy. But there are millions of pinball fans out there, who I know would love what we are proposing, but they just need to hear about it from existing backers through the #PinballNeedsYou campaign and get behind us!” Added Lawlor.

The campaign to fund the revival and remastering of Pro Pinball® has a week left on the clock and the project sits at nearly 25% funded; with the team needing to raise a minimum of $400,000.

The campaign, if fully funded, will see the development team create a brand new ultimate Pro Pinball® table, designed by the legendary Pat Lawlor as well as fully re-creating from scratch the four original Pro Pinball® tables for various platforms, including PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PS3, PSVita and XBLA, to name but a few. “The scope of the project effectively means we´re building five new pinball games from scratch!” said Adrian Barritt.

“If there is a pinball fan out there who has not yet been to the campaign site and pledged to help this project succeed then I implore them to do so now. I was delighted to be asked to be involved with this project and am therefore eager to hit the Kickstarter target and get started.” said Pat Lawlor.

Just by visiting the Kickstarter page fans are able to download a free original Pro Pinball table, on pledging just $2 or more backers will also receive two other original tables on success of the project. These rewards are on top of the existing items, including signed boxed copies of the tables in the series; classic and new, and the opportunity to appear on the back-glass of the new table, drawn by the great John Youssi; the artist responsible for a the back-glass artwork for The Addams Family, The Twilight Zone and Medieval Madness. Plus the team are creating a series of metal Pro Pinball® badges in Bronze, Silver and Gold; and these collectors' items will only be available to the Kickstarter backers.

To visit the Kickstarter page to pledge your support and share, please visit: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1790321238/pro-pinball-revived-and-remastered

To help us share the news on Facebook or Twitter please go: www.facebook.com/propinball and www.twitter.com/propinball

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

09/26/2012 - Wii U Launch Games Revealed
NINTENDO ANNOUNCES 23 GAMES LAUNCHING WITH WII U ON NOV. 18

An Additional 29 Games Are Planned Through the End of March

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 26, 2012 – Nintendo is unleashing the largest launch-day video game lineup in its history for its new Wii U™ home console. When Wii U launches in the Americas on Nov. 18, 23 games from Nintendo and its third-party publishing partners will be ready to play as well. These include Nintendo-published games like  Nintendo Land™, New Super Mario Bros.™ U, SiNG PARTY™ and  NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor's Edge, as well as third-party powerhouses like ZombiU™  from Ubisoft,  Call of Duty®: Black Ops II  from Activision Publishing, Inc.,  Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two from Disney Interactive,  EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 from Electronic Arts and  Scribblenauts™ Unlimited from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

"We're making sure that Wii U owners will have great games to play from the moment they open the box, and that a steady stream of fun new games is always on the way," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's president and COO. "We have something for everyone, from new franchises to creative new approaches to familiar favorites."

The high-definition Wii U system is available in two versions in the Americas, and each comes with a touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and  Nintendo Land, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99 in the United States.

Wii U owners who connect their systems to the Internet also unlock a vast array of features to enhance their gaming, social and entertainment experiences. This includes features such as Nintendo eShop, which allows users to buy and download games directly to their systems, and Miiverse™, an online gaming community that lets players interact in new ways and share playing tips. Wii U owners in the United States and Canada will also have access to Nintendo TVii, which lets users access multiple sources of entertainment through a convenient GamePad interface.

Below is a list of upcoming Wii U games for launch day and beyond.

505 Games
Funky Barn -  Launch Window*

2K Sports
NBA 2K13 -  Launch Window

Activision Publishing, Inc.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II -  Nov. 18
Skylanders Giants™ -  Nov. 18
TRANSFORMERS PRIME™ -  Nov. 18
Wipeout 3 -  Nov. 18
007™ Legends -  Launch Window
Cabela's® Dangerous Hunts 2013 -  Launch Window
Rapala® Pro Bass Fishing -  Launch Window

Broken Rules
Chasing Aurora -  November

Pwnee Studios
Cloudberry Kingdom -  November

D3Publisher
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game - Launch Window
Ben 10 Omniverse™ - Launch Window
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade - Launch Window


Disney Interactive
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two -  Nov. 18

Electronic Arts
EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 -  Nov. 18
Madden NFL 13 -  November
Mass Effect™ 3 -  Launch Window

Frozenbyte
Trine 2™: Director's Cut -  November

Gaijin Games
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien - January

WayForward
Mighty Switch Force HD - November

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition - Nov. 18
TANK! TANK! TANK!™ - November

Nintendo
New Super Mario Bros. U - Nov. 18
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge - Nov. 18
Nintendo Land - Nov. 18
SiNG PARTY - Nov. 18
Game & Wario™ - Launch Window
LEGO® City: Undercover - Launch Window
Pikmin™ 3 - Launch Window
Wii Fit™ U - Launch Window
The Wonderful 101™ - Launch Window

SEGA
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ - Nov. 18
Aliens: Colonial Marines™ - Launch Window

Shin'en
Nano Assault Neo - November

Tecmo Koei America Corporation
WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper - Nov. 18

THQ
Darksiders® II - Nov. 18
JEOPARDY! ® - Launch Window
Wheel of Fortune® - Launch Window

Tomorrow Corporation
Little Inferno - November

Two Tribes
Toki Tori 2 - November

Ubisoft
Assassin's Creed® III - Nov. 18
ESPN Sports Connection™ - Nov. 18
Just Dance® 4 - Nov. 18
Rabbids® Land - Nov. 18
Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013 - Nov. 18
ZombiU™ - Nov. 18
Marvel Avengers™: Battle for Earth -  Launch Window
Rayman Legends® - Launch Window

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Scribblenauts™ Unlimited - Nov. 18
Game Party Champions - Nov. 18
Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition - Nov. 18
  • Launch window is defined as the period beginning Nov. 18, 2012, and ending March 31, 2013.

Broadband Internet access is required for online features. For more information, go to http://support.nintendo.com. Remember that Wii U features 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/wiiu.

For more information about Nintendo, visit 
http://www.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 630 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at 
http://www.nintendo.com.  

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

09/25/2012 - Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D Arrives on 3DS and DSi
Slay all pirates and restore peace to Caribbean shores on Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare!

Kraków, September 25th 2012 - Teyon, a video games developer and digital publisher, is proud to share the news that extremely popular Crazy Chicken franchise is now heading to Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DSiWare™ in Europe. Crazy Chicken: Pirates 3D, or better known as Moorhuhn Piraten 3D in German-speaking countries,  will become available this Thursday on September 27th. The games will be offered for just €2,- on Nintendo eShop and 200 Nintendo DSi Points™ on Nintendo DSiWare.

The splendor and the beauty of the Chicken Island would make it an ideal vacation spot - if it weren't for those pirates. A one-legged captain, a gunner, a cutlass-wielding chicken and a treasure hunter... the island is home to countless perils, hidden extras and mysteries. The lords of the island are by no means willing to surrender themselves and their treasure without a fight. Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D is a point & shoot action game where you take aim at birds as they scurry through the island and plunge bravely into the waves for a desperate counterattack. You only have 90 seconds to complete your raid by slaying pirates and collecting all hidden treasures.
Features:
  • Action fun for all ages
  • Beautiful hand-drawn graphics providing 3D effects
  • Plenty of hidden coins, jewels and skulls to find
  • Easy to master game-play: just point and shoot!
  • High score list
Visit Teyon’s official YouTube Channel to watch the official trailer of the game:  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJr7I-K5qZc
The official website of Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D for Nintendo 3DS is available here: http://www.teyon.com/games/crazy-chicken-pirates-3d/
and the site of Crazy Chicken Pirates for Nintendo DSiWare can be found here:
http://www.teyon.com/games/crazy-chicken-pirates-dsi/
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSiWare are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2011 Nintendo.

About Teyon
Headquartered in Krakow, Poland, Teyon is a leading developer and digital publisher of interactive entertainment for all platforms. With sister offices in Lodz and Tokyo, the company employs over 70 people to develop and launch titles worldwide using proprietary cross-platform technology.  For more information, visit
www.teyon.com.

Official website:
http://www.teyon.com
Twitter site: http://twitter.com/TeyonGames
Facebook page: http://facebook.com/TeyonGames
Youtube channel: http://youtube.com/TeyonGames
Flickr album: http://flickr.com/photos/TeyonGames

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Monday, September 24, 2012

09/24/2012 - Saint's Row 3 The Full Package Coming Nov 6th

STRAP IT ON SOME MORE WITH SAINTS ROW®: THE THIRDTM - THE FULL PACKAGE, HITTING STORES ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012

 With every weapon, every vehicle, every outfit, every mission pack, The Full Package is the ultimate Saints Row: The Third experience.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., September 24, 2012 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Volition, Inc. today announced Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package will be available for purchase in North America on November 6, 2012, and internationally on November 9, 2012 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation Network and Windows PC for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

The premiere edition of Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package includes the award-winning, critically-acclaimed, almost universally lauded Saints Row: The Third; the three downloadable mission packs Genkibowl VII, Gangstas In Space, and The Trouble With Clones; and more than 30 bonus DLC items from such hits as the Shark Attack pack, Witches & Wieners pack, Special Operations pack, and the Genki Girl Vehicle pack. With every weapon, every vehicle, and every outfit ever created for Saints Row: The Third, players will go over the top, off the reservation, and to places where no decent game should go.

"The fans have asked for it, and with the Full Package, we are happy to deliver," said Kevin Kraff, Vice President, Global Brand Management for THQ. "With all the amazing and over-the-top DLC Volition created, the Full Package now stands as the definitive edition of Saints Row: The Third. For anyone that has yet to play this one-of-a-kind game, it's time to strap it on."

About Saints Row: The Third

Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to Steelport, a once-proud metropolis reduced to a struggling city of sin under Syndicate control. Take a tank skydiving, call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on a Mexican wrestling gang, and defend yourself against a highly-trained military force using only a sex toy in the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen, igniting a city-wide war that will set Steelport on fire. Strap it on.

About THQ

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at http://www.thq.com/. THQ, Saints Row, Saints Row: The Third, Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.  


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