Friday, October 26, 2012
10/26/2012 - Gamestop And Amazon Launch New Web Series
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AND AMAZON LAUNCH “AMAZON.COM PRESENTS: GAMESPOT BLACK FRIDAYS”
Live Weekly Web Series Offers Exclusive Discounts for Gaming Merchandise
SAN FRANCISCO and SEATTLE, Oct. 26, 2012 – GameSpot,
the leading authority on all-things games, and Amazon.com are launching a live weekly web series that will offer exclusive
deals on everything from major gaming titles to hardware, software and accessories.
“Amazon.com Presents: GameSpot Black Fridays,” which debuts at 2:00 PM, PT today on GameSpot.com, will
give gamers exclusive access to deeply discounted video games and game-related merchandise available on Amazon via the GameSpot
website. Viewers will then have a limited time to complete their purchase on Amazon’s website using a special promo
code or coupon available only for viewers of the show.
Presents: GameSpot Black Fridays’ is a first-of-its kind live promotional show for gamers, combining our strength in
game programming with Amazon’s position as the Web’s leading game ecommerce destination,” said David Rice,
Senior Vice President and General Manager of CBS Interactive’s games division. “Our audience is passionate about
games, and this show will combine outstanding deals on the products gamers love with an innovative and intensely fun and interactive
“Amazon works hard to provide great selection,
value and discovery to our video game customers,” said John Love, Director of Video Games for Amazon.com. “We
are excited to be working with GameSpot on a program that provides gamers the chance to learn more about the hottest games,
while providing terrific physical and digital deals on featured titles.”
The 30-minute show – hosted by popular GameSpot personality Homer Rabara and gaming enthusiast Sasha De Guzman
– will air live on GameSpot.com and immediately repeat three times, giving viewers two full hours to take advantage
of the deals (while supplies last). Sample offers include special pre-order bargains, game title promotions and digital game
download offers, as well as hardware and accessories deals.
CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information
and entertainment. With more than 250 million people visiting its properties each month, it is a top 10 Web property globally
and a top 5 Web property in the U.S. in terms of unique video viewers. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET,
CBS.com, CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment,
sports, news and gaming.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Thursday, October 25, 2012
11/25/2012 - Assasin's Creed 3 Breaks Pre Order Records
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LONDON, UK — October 25, 2012 —Today, Ubisoft® announced
that Assassin’s Creed® III is the most pre-ordered game in the
company’s history. Global pre-orders of Assassin’s Creed III already have more than doubled those of last year’s
Assassin’s Creed Revelations®, Ubisoft’s previous pre-order
III BREAKS UBISOFT PRE-ORDER RECORD
With a development cycle of more than
three years and twice the production capacity of any previous Ubisoft game, Assassin’s Creed III will be available on
October 31 on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, November 23 on Windows® PC and during the launch window for the Wii U.
“Pre-orders for Assassin’s Creed III at GameStop are 100% higher than last year, putting the game on track to
be one of the top titles of 2012,” said Michael van den Berg, Vice-President International Merchandising, Marketing
& Digital at GameStop. “In addition, Ubisoft is offering a Season Pass and high quality DLC available at launch
to bring even more excitement to this title.”
Assassin’s Creed® III is the next installment in
the Assassin’s Creed franchise, which has already sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Players will step into
the boots of a new hero, Connor. Set during the American Revolution in the late 18th century the Assassin will battle for
liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date.
Creed III is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and this impressive pre-order mark is just a hint of the game’s
potential,” said Geoffroy Sardin. “When players discover the new features, historical period, characters and gaming
experience that the development team has worked so hard to create, we’re confident that they will agree that this is
the biggest, best Assassin’s Creed game yet.”
Customers still have time to place their pre-orders and
benefit from a number of exciting deals, for further information please visit: http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-GB/pre-order/index.aspxSubmitted By: E. Thomas
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
11/24/2012 - THQ New WWE Facebook App
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THQ ANNOUNCES WWE® ’13 “BE ON THE COVER” FACEBOOK APPLICATION
Consumers Provided Opportunity to “Live the
Revolution” by Creating Original Videogame Cover Artwork and Sharing with Friends through Popular Social Media Platform
Woking, UK. - October 24, 2012
- THQ Inc. today announced consumers will have a unique opportunity to “live
the revolution” with WWE® 13, the forthcoming release from the revolutionary WWE flagship videogame franchise, through release of the “Be on
the Cover” Facebook application. Inspired by WWE ’13 cover Superstar CM Punk®, the Promethium
Marketing-designed application, available at facebook.com/WWEgames, will invite consumers to create and print their own WWE ’13
cover artwork, as well as share their designs on Facebook with others from around the world.
The WWE ’13
“Be on the Cover” creation process entails the following simple user steps:
- Step 1: Import a photo from a personal Facebook gallery or take an instant photo using a webcam.
- Step 2: Position the photo in the provided frame, which includes the WWE
- Step 3: Edit the image as desired
using eraser and brush tools.
- Step 4: Select a platform
preference – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system or Wii
5: Choose how to show off the created cover artwork:
the image with friends on Facebook
- Create a unique
Facebook timeline cover photo and profile photo
and print the image file – then insert into a WWE ’13 game cover for a whole new look
WWE ’13 is currently in development for the Xbox
360, PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ system from Nintendo, with a scheduled release
date of November 2, 2012 in the UK. For more information, please visit wwe.thq.com, facebook.com/WWEgames and twitter.com/WWEgames.
About WWE ’13
Positioned to offer the most authentic, extensive and fervent experience to date, WWE ’13 will transform
gameplay through WWE Live™, a brand-new audio and presentation system designed to produce the most authentic
and vibrant commentary, sound effects and crowd participation levels ever heard in a WWE videogame. In addition, players
will experience the atmosphere, spectacle and fervor of a WWE live event through attention-grabbing Spectacular Moments, including
ring breaks and barricade crashes.
WWE ’13 will also debut a franchise-first single player
campaign based on an unparalleled and groundbreaking period in WWE history: the “Attitude Era.” Set during
a time of pure raucousness, grandiose personalities and colossal revolution, players will focus on eight purveyors of attitude
during the famed television “Monday Night Wars,” including WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin®.
Predator Technology™ 2.0, driven by new animations, transitions and modified controls, will return
to deliver intelligent, fluid and engaging WWE action, resulting in a smoother gameplay experience than its predecessors.
As well, the popular career-style mode, WWE Universe, will dynamically introduce matches, alliances, rivalries and unpredictable
moments based on player decisions along the path toward becoming a WWE champion.
WWE ’13 will feature
the franchise’s industry-defining Creation Suite, enabling players to develop and customize Superstars, entrances, arenas,
finishing moves, storylines, highlight reels and more, as well as share and download creations with others from around the
world. Furthermore, they will compete with a vast array of WWE Superstars and “Attitude Era” luminaries
from the largest roster in franchise history, including cover Superstar CM Punk, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena®,
Sheamus®, Undertaker®, Mankind®, Chris Jericho®, Big Show®, Mark Henry®, The Miz® and Mike Tyson
(the latter available via pre-order through participating retailers while supplies last). Along with to-be-announced
features, a comprehensive roster reveal, downloadable content and big surprises, WWE ’13 is poised to live
a revolution all its own.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
10/23/2012 - ECA Chapters Hold Food Drive To Help Local Food Banks
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ECA CHAPTERS HOLD FOOD DRIVE TO HELP SUPPORT THEIR
FOOD BANKS FOR THE HOLIDAY
Non-Profit Advocacy Group for Gamers Teams Up with Food Banks across the United States and
Canada to put a stop to hunger
WILTON, CT – October 23, 2012 – The Entertainment
Consumers Association (ECA), the membership organization which represents gamers, today announced that chapters are
lending their support and providing food drive in locations all across the US and Canada where the respective chapters are
located. The ECA is asking its members and the gaming community to help support this mission and get involved. You can join
a chapter or (form one if there isn’t already one in your area) by visiting http://www.theeca.com
“We look for ways in which to help communities in need. ”
said Heather Ellertson, ECA Vice President of Marketing. “Our chapters are a great way for gamers to get involved in
the gaming community and to partake in activities with others who share similar interests. They each have their own activities
and events that they do, such as game nights or membership drives. They help drive ECA campaigns, and are used for focus groups
and beta testing. We are pleased that our chapters, will be the driving force behind this years “Gamers for Giving”
About The ECA
The ECA is the membership
organization which represents consumers of interactive entertainment in the US and Canada. The association was founded to
give gamers a collective voice with which to communicate their concerns, address their issues and focus their advocacy efforts.
As such, the ECA is committed to a host of public policy efforts, empowering and enabling the membership to effect change.
Additionally, the organization provides members substantial affinity benefits including discounts on games-related purchases
and rentals, as well as community and educational initiatives. For additional information on the ECA, including affinity benefits,
member discounts and joining the association, please visit: www.theECA.com
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Monday, October 22, 2012
10/23/2012 - NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition Announced
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Early Adopters Receive NINJA
MASTER'S Game Card, While Supplies Last
NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition Announced
Los Angeles, Calif. - October 22,
2012 - Tommo, Inc., in partnership with SNK PLAYMORE, today announced the NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition
entertainment system. The NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition will include a limited edition game card to accompany the
20 classic NEOGEO® AES games already pre-loaded on the NEOGEO X Handheld, at no additional cost.
and fans who reserve the highly anticipated NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition (from participating retailers) on or before
its worldwide release date of December 6, 2012 will receive a limited edition NINJA MASTER'S game card for use with
the NEOGEO X Handheld, while supplies last.
Originally released in arcades and on the NEOGEO console in 1996, NINJA
MASTER'S features 12 playable characters, and lightning-fast 2D fighting action that allows players to switch between
hand-to-hand and weapon-based combat on the fly, offering huge combo counts and multiple styles of play. Choose the fighter
that suits your skill level and play style and defeat all challengers in this ninja-themed fighter from ADK and SNK.
The NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition includes:
the NEOGEO X GOLD:
- The NEOGEO X Handheld - 4.3" LCD screen, stereo speakers, 16:9 and 4:3 display options
- The NEOGEO X Station - houses NEOGEO X Handheld for charging and audio/video output
capabilities via HDMI and composite cables (for a true "classic" experience)
- One NEOGEO X Arcade Stick - Authentic arcade experience, for use with the NEOGEO X Station
- 20 Pre-Loaded Classic NEOGEO® AES games:
- 3 COUNT
- ART OF FIGHTING
- ALPHA MISSION II
- BASEBALL STARS II
- CYBER LIP
- FATAL FURY SPECIAL
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95
- KING OF THE MONSTERS
- LAST RESORT
- MAGICIAN LORD
- METAL SLUG
- MUTATION NATION
- NAM 1975
- REAL BOUT - FATAL FURY SPECIAL
- SAMURAI SHODOWN II
- SUPER SIDEKICKS
- Limited Edition Bonus:
NINJA MASTER'S NEOGEO X Game Card
Following the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking NEOGEO AES console, the NEOGEO X GOLD
entertainment system provides players with all of the features of a home arcade and the convenience of a handheld gaming device.
The NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition is set for a worldwide release on December 6, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $199.99
(USD). The NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition is currently available for pre-order through amazon.com and gamestop.com, and will also be made available through the following online retailers:
Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Best Buy and the AAFES.
For the latest news as it is released, and for additional information
regarding the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system and the NEOGEO X Handheld, please visit: www.NEOGEOX.com.
About SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION:
in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in
Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment
content providers in the world.
Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN
SNK continues to be an industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION
can be found at www.snkplaymore.co.jp SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.
About Tommo, Inc.:
With over 20 years of experience in logistics and sales, a knowledgeable
staff and sales representatives available nationwide, Tommo Inc. is one of North America's largest distributors of video gaming
merchandises. Founded in 1989, Tommo has grown from a wholesaler of imported video games to becoming one of the nation's main
suppliers of video gaming content to national retail chain stores as well as independent retailers.
© SNK PLAYMORE "NEOGEO" is a registered trademark of SNK PLAYMORE
CORPORATION. Used under license from SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION.
Submitted By: E. Thomas