Friday, January 18, 2013
01/18/2013 - Wings of Destiny Arrives in 2013
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Wings of Destiny (http://wod.igg.com/) is a browser-based MMORPG from I Got Games (IGG), the publisher that brought
you hits like Moonlight Online, Age of Titans and Dawn of Darkness. Wings of Destiny features stunning art, enchanting music, and incredible
gameplay that goes well beyond the expectations of a typical browser-based game. With massive PvP battles, endless in-game
and web events, and tons more fun and customizable features, you’re doing more than just building a character; you’re
crafting your own legend!
2013: The Year of Wings of Destiny!
Wings of Destiny and our awesome players enjoyed a fantastic 2012. Now, as we begin a
new year, we’re set to soar to even greater heights! That’s why we’re proud to announce that fans of WOD
all across the globe will soon get to enjoy the hottest game on Facebook in their own native language! Folks from every corner
of the world will get to make 2013 the year of epic tales and excitement.
Wings of Destiny is currently available
in English, Tagalong, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, and Thai. More language versions are on track to follow in the new year,
starting with Vietnamese, German, Portuguese, Tamil, and French.
Wings of Destiny has also recently expanded its
reach on two new platforms: Kabam and Kongregate. We’re committed to bringing the joy and excitement of WOD to all players
throughout the world and on a variety of platforms in 2013 and beyond.
The game has also seen its first major expansion
with the release of the 6-part series, "Vestiges of the Empire". Heroes on the world of Galensya face an unprecedented
threat as the Hildan Empire and the Demon forces seek to annex the Kingdom of Kalinster and the Elves of Olivia. Have you
been chosen by destiny to protect the land?
All aspiring heroes are welcome to join in the fight for justice and
peace! 2013 is going to be another glorious year full of fresh new content to explore and enjoy. So what are you waiting for?
Try it out today for free!
Submitted By: E. Thomas
01/18/2013 - The ECA Supports Internet Freedom Day
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ECA joins forces for # InternetFreedomDay
CT – January 17, 2013 – The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA), the non-profit membership organization
that represents gamers, today announced InternetFreedomDay.
Today, on the anniversary of the massive protest against the Internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA, individuals
and Internet organizations are joining to celebrate #InternetFreedomDay.
The defeat of SOPA and PIPA was a watershed
moment in Internet activism. #InternetFreedomDay provides an opportunitynot only to look back in commemoration, but also to
raise awareness and remind lawmakers that the Internet-using public continues to pay close attention and take action to defend
the Internet and free speech.
Our large and
diverse community—which includes creators, innovators, advocates, and individuals from across the political spectrum—cares
deeply about Internet freedom and will stand together to defend it.
“While we are proud of what we have collectively been able to accomplish, we recognize that the fight continues,”
said Jennifer Mercurio, Vice President & General Counsel of the Entertainment Consumers Association.”
“Our large and diverse community—which includes creators, innovators,
advocates, and individuals from across the political spectrum—cares deeply about Internet freedom and will stand together
to defend it. Among this group is: Entertainment Consumer Association, Center for Democracy & Technology, Cheesburger,
Inc., Computer & Communications Industry Association, Craig Newmark, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine Advocacy|
Hattery, Fight for the Future, Free Press, NY Tech Meetup and Personal Democracy Media, Participartory Politics Foundation,
Public Knowledge, Techdirt. Internet Freedom Day reminds us all to stay alert, engaged and ready to speak out to protect the
rights we currently enjoy”
The ECA is the non-profit
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: http://www.theeca.com/
Submitted BY: E. Thomas
Thursday, January 17, 2013
01/17/2013 - Sega Partners with Gogogic for New Cross Platform Game
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First Collaboration Is Build and Battle Game, Godsrule: War of Mortals
SEGA BOLSTERS CROSS-PLATFORM, FREE-TO-PLAY GAMING STRATEGY WITH GOGOGIC
& SAN FRANCISCO– January, 2013 – SEGA® Europe, Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced
their partnership with Gogogic ehf. to develop Godsrule: War of Mortals™, a free-to-play, cross-platform build
and battle game planned for an early 2013 launch. SEGA is already a pioneer in the console and mobile interactive entertainment
space and, with this partnership, seeks to solidify its position as a leader in the free-to-play and cross-platform gaming
“We choose our partners carefully and Gogogic has a demonstrated ability in creating top-flight games
that resonate with their players,” said Chris Olson, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “We
look forward to building new worlds with them.”
Based in Reykjavík, Iceland, Gogogic is a leading
developer of multiplayer games for browsers and mobile devices. Their games span multiple platforms which include the
iOS hit, Tiny Places and the ground-breaking MMO, Vikings of Thule.
Godsrule is currently in Closed Beta
for browser and iPad. Players can register at http://www.playgodsrule.com and receive free premium currency for a limited time.
By: E. Thomas
01/17/2013 - Team Fortress 2 Content Coming to Sonic All Stars Racing
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SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON –January 17, 2013 –
SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe are excited to confirm Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™
will indeed feature characters from acclaimed developer Valve allowing players to race for first place as the Pyro, Heavy
and Spy from Team Fortress 2. Available for PC digital download on January 31, 2013 Sonic & All-Stars Racing
Transformed™ will also feature two other new and exclusive characters all of whom are available to play as from the
start of the game.
SONIC & ALL-STARS RACING TRANSFORMEDTM
CHANGES THE RULES OF RACING ON PC WITH THE HELP OF TEAM FORTRESS 2
Joining Team Fortress in the PC version of the game is the legendary Shogun of the Total War™
series from Creative Assembly™ and the enigmatic Manager Man from Sports Interactive™’s successful Football
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ for PC digital download will be available
To view further information visit: www.facebook.com/sonic
Submitted By: E. Thomas
01/17/2013 - Trials Evolution Gold Edition Arrives on PC March 22nd
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FRANCHISE PASSES 4 MILLION SALES MILESTONE
TRIALS EVOLUTION: GOLD EDITION CRASHES ONTO PC MARCH 22nd
London, UK – January 17th, 2013 –
Today Ubisoft® revealed that Trials Evolution: Gold Edition, the definitive PC edition of
its best-selling Xbox LIVE® Arcade games Trials Evolution and Trials HD, will be available
in both digital and retail channels on March 22nd. Meanwhile the ‘Trials’ franchise passed 4 million
units sold. Trials Evolution: Gold Edition is developed by Ubisoft Shanghai under the supervision of RedLynx, a Ubisoft
Trials Evolution: Gold Edition will include the complete, critically acclaimed game Trials
Evolution, specially enhanced for PC, plus all of the tracks from Trials HD, recreated using Trials Evolution’s
graphics and physics engine. All the features that are the foundation of the unique Trials experience will be included in
· Global Leader Boards
Local and Online 4-Player Multiplayer
· Robust and Powerful Track
· Indoor and Outdoor environments
Bike and Rider customizations
· More than 129 Tracks in all!
As developer RedLynx’s signature franchise, the Trials series first made its mark in gaming with the 2008 release
of Trials 2 SE for the PC. That breakout indie success led to further success on the Xbox, but ever since then PC
gamers have been asking for more Trials. The Gold Edition is their reward.
To view the brand new trailer, please
visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-oCnkIq1UIFor more information on Trials Evolution, please visit
the official website: http://www.redlynx.comSubmitted By: E. Thomas
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
01/16/2013 - Nintendo at 2013 Sundance Film Festival
2:36 pm pst
Wii U Video Challenge
Premiere Party and Gaming Lounge Highlight a Week of Films, Frost and Fun
NINTENDO TO WALK THE RED CARPET AT THE 2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 15, 2013
– Nintendo will host several events during this year's Sundance Film Festival, including a premiere party for the Wii
U Video Challenge as well as the Nintendo Lounge, a gaming lounge that gives residents of Park City, Utah, and festival attendees
the opportunity to experience and enjoy unreleased Nintendo games for the hit Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS XL hand-held
Kicking off the festivities on Jan. 17 is the Wii U Video Challenge premiere party, an event that showcases
the talents of the next generation of filmmakers who made films about the next generation of video game consoles. At the event,
Nintendo will premiere three short films that feature the exclusive game-play experiences of the Wii U console and New
Super Mario Bros. U.
Leading up to this big event, YouTube filmmakers from all over the country were asked
to create short films focusing on the unique game play of Wii U and the Wii U GamePad controller. From the pool of talented
filmmakers, 12 were selected to participate in the 48-hour Wii U Video Challenge from Jan. 11-13. Forming three teams of four
people each, the filmmakers created new films that showcased the fun and exciting game play of Wii U.
films made by the three teams will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the Nintendo Lounge on Jan. 17 in front of film
industry influencers, Nintendo executives and other VIPs. Films will be voted on by the live audience in attendance.
For three days starting Jan. 18, Nintendo opens the doors of the Nintendo Lounge to industry executives and celebrities.
On Jan. 21, the gaming lounge opens to the public. The Nintendo Lounge offers the opportunity to take a break from the frigid
weather of Park City, relax in a comfortable environment and play a collection of fun Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games.
Wii U video games featured in the lounge include recent releases like New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, ZombiU
from Ubisoft, SiNG PARTY, as well as the upcoming Rayman Legends from Ubisoft and Wii Fit U, the
first installment in the Wii Fit series on Wii U.
On the Nintendo 3DS XL hand-held system, many different
games will be playable. In addition to New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask,
three not-yet-released games will be joining the all-star Nintendo 3DS lineup. For fans looking forward to anticipated sequels,
Brain Age: Concentration Training, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of
Fate from KONAMI Digital Entertainment, Inc. will be available to play before they hit retail stores.
Nintendo Lounge at Sundance is located at 738 Main St., Park City, Utah, 84060, and is open to Park City residents, festival
attendees and out of town visitors on Jan. 21 from 1-5 p.m.
Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS 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/wiiu and http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
Nintendo is not officially associated with the Sundance Film
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 U™ and Wii™ home
consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo
Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 637 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance,
Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™
and Wii 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.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
01/16/2013 - Pre Orders Begin for Omerta City of Gangsters
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gangster crime sim arrives on GOG.com for $33.99 USD worldwide
GOG.com Starts DRM-Free Preorders for Omerta - City of Gangsters
GOG.com, the leading DRM-free distributor of digital divertissements, has just started
preorders for Prohibition-era gangster strategy sim Omerta - City of Gangsters for $33.99 USD anywhere in the world, 15% off the full price of $39.99.
The preorder will be offered until the game is available for download at 11:00 GMT, on 31 January 2013 on GOG.com for all
gamers who are looking to rule their criminal fiefdoms with a ruthless grip.
GOG.com is the only destination for
DRM-free copies of the highly-anticipated Omerta, and the strategy game will be available in English, German, French, Polish,
and Russian. Set in Atlantic City during the era of Prohibition, this new entry from the makers of the award-winning strategy
games Tropico 3 & 4 features a full single-player campaign, PVP multiplayer, a mix of turn-based tactics and high-level
strategy, and one of the best settings for crime, murder, and mayhem from American history. Balance the needs of maintaining
straight businesses and illegal stills and gambling parlors as a fresh off the boat immigrant whose goal in life is simple:
rule the criminal underworld. Players are rewarded with a lengthy single-player campaign and a great variety of locations
to duke it out with their crew of gangsters as they fight to control Atlantic City. Omerta - City of Gangsters a unique take on the classic "crime sim" genre and is a 'must
have' title for any aspiring Mob Boss. Omerta has a 15% off preorder discount, pegging the price at just $33.99 worldwide
until 31 January 2013 at 11:00 AM GMT.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
01/16/2013 - Swordstorm Indie Bundle Now Available
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Looking for some fun indie games
to keep you warm on a cold winter's night? Look no further than the Snow Storm Bundle from Indie Royale, offering hours of
enjoyment even if you're snowed in! Featured in this action packed bundle are 6 great indie games, valued at over $55, including
a challenging science fiction point-and-click adventure from Wadjet Eye & XII Games, Resonance; a RPG-heavy city builder
from Tilted Mill, Hinterland; Naked Sky Entertainment's 3D mechanical platformer, RoboBlitz; a high-speed and addictive arcade
game, StarDrone, and more!
Snow Storm Bundle from Indie Royale is now LIVE!
First up is unique and fresh sci-fi adventure game Resonance available for Windows on
Steam, Desura and DRM-free, developed by XII Games and offered thanks to Wadjet Eye Games. Resonance offers an old school
pixel art aesthetic and challenging puzzles, not to mention unique game mechanics that include the ability to control all
four characters and an inventory system that tracks short term and long term memories. Destructoid praises Resonance for its
"fantastic interconnected stories, wrapped up in a grand mystery with four interesting protagonists. What's not to like?"
Next up is Tilted Mill Entertainment's city building game with RPG elements, Hinterland, available for Windows on
Steam, Desura and DRM-free along with its OST! Play in a randomly generated fantasy world which offers immense replay value
while you loot, level and build with fast paced RPG combat and strategic base building! Gamershell calls Hinterland "an
accessible yet deep-reaching strategic adventure."
Also featured is a 3D mechanical platformer with physics
based puzzles RoboBlitz, available for Windows Steam, from Naked Sky Entertainment (plus its OST!) Play Blitz, a robotic technician
on the Space Cannon Facility of the Opera Point Orbital Defence Station and defend your factory from a band of invading mechanical
brains through a host of action packed levels. IGN calls RoboBlitz an "enjoyable sci-fi romp that combines a quirky location
and some physics based puzzles to create one of the most enjoyable surprises of the year."
The next game that
you won't wanna miss is a standout arcade game from Orb Games, StarDrone, already a hit on PlayStation Network, and now available
for Windows on Desura and DRM-free with its OST. Play all 50 levels of this high-speed action thriller with a mix of arcade
action, pinball, breakout, physics and collect-the-objects and you'll be hooked! Games Radar says "StarDrone has got
us right where it wants us. As an addictive action puzzler that combines pinball, tractor beams, outer space, maze exploration,
and blowing enemies to smithereens, it executes at a high level."
The next game in this wintery bundle is
PAX10-winning Arcade RTS Project Aftermath from Games Faction, available for Windows Steam, Desura and DRM-free. Lead a group
of commanders to kill lots of enemy units and enjoy light role playing and constant nail biting action. Play up to 4 heroes
and get the most "goop," in order to take advantage of special powers, but make sure you don't use too much or you
won't make it to the next level! Rock Paper Shotgun says of Project Aftermath "Here's a cool indie RTS that you really
should take a look at right away: Project Aftermath. It's a squad-based sci-fi combat game, with power-wielding heroes and
ongoing objectives, large maps, puzzling tactical conundrums, and little squads of brightly coloured laser-wielding dudes
following your heroes..."
Last up is RobotRiot from Retromite, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free
(plus its OST!) This classic shooter/platformer offers over 20 action packed levels, exciting power-ups and weapon-upgrades,
retro art and a great chiptune soundtrack. Play a robotic repossession agent that disables ships from the inside enabling
your employer to tow them in as just compensation for unpaid debts and fight epic bosses and a multitude of enemies. Kotaku
praises RobotRiot saying it "offers nice pixel-art graphics, fun gameplay, and its own little personality... I can't
recommend it enough!"
Finally, those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the Snow Storm Bundle
will get an ambient electronic album from Miles Tilmann of Dino Run creators Pixeljam, in the form of 'Planeteri'! Included
with the album is a PC/Mac executable co-created by Fernando Ramallo (Panoramical) that provides a unique visualization for
each track - and any music you plug into it!
Submitted By: E. Thomas
01/16/2013 - Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Now Available on PSV
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Join the Earth Defense Force and Get Ready to Destroy Thousands of Giant Bugs and Turn an Entire City into
D3PUBLISHER’S EARTH DEFENSE FORCE®
2017 PORTABLE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PLAYSTATION®VITA HANDHELD ENTERTAINMENT
LYON, FRANCE – January 16th, 2013 – The insects from outer space are back
and it’s up to the Earth Defense Force to stop the insanity in Earth Defense Force® 2017 Portable,
now available in Europe and Australasia from D3Publisher (D3P) for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system
as a digital download available on the PlayStation®Network for the suggested retail price of £31.99/ 39.99€.
The following weapons will be available on the 6th of February as downloadable content: Portable Electro Paralyzer, Heat Blaster,
Limit Booster, and Reverse Drone (£0.79 / 0.99€ each).
Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable
is completely remastered for the PlayStation®Vita system from the classic console game (Earth Defense
Force 2017) and packs a ton of bug-squashing blasts to create an enhanced gameplay experience. All the missions
in Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable will feature multiplayer for up to four players and includes
new missions, enemies, and EDF tactical gear. Take the multiplayer battles even further against your friends in online
co-op and versus mode for EDF supremacy.
Play as fan favorite flyer Pale Wing and soar above buildings with
her jet pack and cause awesome destruction from above. Get ready to save Earth from destruction in a completely new
EDF experience in Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable.
Earth Defense Force
2017 Portable is developed by Sandlot.
For more information, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.euSubmitted By: E. Thomas
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
01/15/2013 - Tribloos 2 is Out Now
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Wanted! The Tribloos are back! Bumpkin Brothers release a sequel to their successful casual time-management game, featuring
the super cute Tribloos, now available on Big Fish Games.
Tribe Co-Ordinator Wanted! The Tribloos 2 Is Out Now!
Out In The Sticks, England - January 15, 2013
- Tribe Co-Ordinator Wanted! The Tribloos are preparing for storms of massive destruction that are fast approaching their
island and are looking for someone with fantastic managerial skills to efficiently direct their building efforts!
Only last week a storm threatened to rage across the land. It was quite terrifying but Trey and his friends journeyed across
Tribloo Island and met Matilda the dragon. Thankfully she was able to blow the storm away and the day was saved! Afterwards
it seemed that all was needed was to start a straightforward repair job but now Brainy, the brainiest Tribloo on Tribloo Island,
has discovered an even bigger storm is on its way.
In this brand new time-management casual game, players will
be challenged with directing the building skills of many Tribloos set over 75 unique locations. Rebuild the homes of the Tribloos,
use zipwires to access hard to reach areas, pilot an airship across the sea and much, much more!
Featuring a whole
host of different buildings, obstacles and other surprising challenges to overcome this really is the most inventive time-management
game to appear for some time.
“This is something we’re super proud of at Bumpkin labs!“ said
Andy Yates, co-founder of Bumpkin Brothers and lead developer of the Tribloos 2. “I’m a huge fan of time-management
games in general and to create one as entertaining as this is so rewarding.” Richard Bawden, also co-founder of Bumpkin
Brothers, added “Would you like a cuppa while you’re here? We also have biscuits!”
2 can be downloaded at BigFishGames where a 1 hour demo of the game is available [HERE]
By: E. Thomas
01/15/2013 - Perfect World Sponsored Event Rasies $42k for Charity
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Perfect World team is pleased
to share some great news! 2012 was the most successful year yet for the annual Rock Band charity event Ümloud!,
raising over $42,000 dollars for Child’s Play . On December 6th, 2012 Perfect World Entertainment and
Cryptic Studios joined forces with Natural Selection 2 developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment, famed game designer and Double
Fine Productions founder Tim Schafer, and hundreds of generous gamers at San Francisco’s DNA Lounge for a night of rock
‘n’ roll and fundraising.
Perfect World sponsored event raises $42K for Child’s Play
In addition to performances by headliner band Forever Alone, Together and
special guest French KISS, industry professionals and members of the press were treated to personalized walkthroughs through
the Blackdagger Ruins adventure zone.
All proceeds from Ümloud! will support children’s hospitals around
the world, helping to improve the quality of life for a new generation of gamers.
Submitted By: E.
01/15/2013 - Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Demo Arrives Jan 23rd
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METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE
demo cuts up on January 23rd
Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced that it will release a playable demo of the eagerly-awaited METAL
GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE via PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace on January 23rd in most European countries.
demo will offer users a chance to experience the sheer level of control the game’s Zan-Datsu combat system offers ahead
of its full release for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® on February 21st/22nd. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE is a co-production between Kojima Productions
and PlatinumGames, and moves the series into all-action territory, blending unrelenting action and the franchise’s epic
The new game features Raiden as its central character, and is set in a near future where cyborg technology
has become commonplace throughout society. Following the events of METAL GEAR SOLID 4: Guns of the Patriots which oversaw
the collapse of the Patriots hierarchy that had been secretly controlling the global power balance, the large ‘Private
Military Companies’ (PMCs) that had been supported and controlled by the Patriots have collapsed, spawning countless
METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE begins with Raiden working for an agency protecting an African Prime
Minister as he looks to engineer a better future for his country, only to be attacked by cyborg swordsmen, who then turn attention
to Raiden. What follows is a classic story of revenge and hope, as Raiden uses his High Frequency Blade to exact bloody revenge
on those that stand between him and those that wronged him. The demo gives players their first use of Raiden's new cyborg
body and a blade that can cut through virtually anything with total freedom, raising anticipation for one of 2013’s
most anticipated action titles.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
01/15/2013 - Gamestick Creators Appoint New Head of Games
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London & San Francisco; January 15th, 2013; PlayJam, the company behind the much-anticipated
GameStick and the global platform for casual and social games on Smart TV, today announced that mobile industry veteran; Sameer
Baroova, will join the team as Head of Games.
MAKERS OF GAMESTICK RAMP UP DEVELOPER ENGAGEMENT WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF
HEAD OF GAMES
Ex PopCap veteran Baroova brings a high level of experience and understanding
of the Android market to the business, having experience of launching highly popular products such as Bejeweled, Plants Vs.
Zombies and Peggle on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and other mobile platforms.He will be tasked with coordinating with game
developers for content on the GameStick and PlayJam Games Network; available on Smart TV.TV.
has played a dominant role in defining the Smart TV games category, and with the launch of GameStick in April, we have the
potential to make Android games for TV a fulfilling consumer experience and a desirable space for developers. I am thrilled
to take the role of Head of Games at Playjam and look forward to the prospect of being a part of this fast evolving games
industry”. Baroova said. “Playjam is an incredible place to work, full of fun, talented people and having the
opportunity to build on itscommendable success in the TV Gamesarenais a real privilege.”
CCO, PlayJam added, “Sameer has in-depth understanding of the industry and an enormous respect within it; we are pleased
to welcome him to the team where he will play a central role in shaping the future of games on TV.We have some very exciting
times ahead of us with both our Smart TV propositionand now with the imminent launch of GameStick.We are passionate about
our mission to bring affordable games to TV and a strong team will be key in meeting these ambitions."
GameStick Kickstarter campaign is still underway and we hope that game developers will continue to get behind us and pledge
their support. We have seen over 500 developers register viawww.gamestick.tv in the two short weeks since launch and urge
all those who are interested in addressing the big screen to get involved. Those that do register will get access to our SDK
in the near future." Concluded Baroova.
Developers wanting to find out more about getting their games onto
GameStick via PlayJam’s TV Games Network can contact Baroova directly on: email@example.com and register their interest at www.gamestick.tv.
To visit the Kickstarter page and pledge your
support, please visit: http://kck.st/12SSvMO
To visit the GameStick website
for more information or to apply for an SDK please go to : www.gamestick.tv
To follow GameStick news, join the conversation and give your opinion on Facebook or Twitter please go:
www.twitter.com/Game_Stick / @Game_Stick
To see new videos published throughout the campaign on YouTube please subscribe to: www.youtube.com/GameStickVideos
Submitted By: E. Thomas
01/15/2013 - Sega Announces Launch Dater and Price for The Cave
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LONDON & SAN
FRANCISCO –14th January 2013– SEGA® Europe and SEGA® of America Inc. in a partnership
with Double Fine Productions, are jumping over the hillbilly moon to announce the launch date and price for the upcoming adventure
game, The Cave™. Created by legendary game designer Ron Gilbert, The Cave will be available on January
22nd in North America and on the 23rd January in Europe for the PlayStation®Network for $14.99/
€12.99/£9.99/ AUD$19.95. On January 23rd, it will be available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video
game and entertainment system for 1200 MSP and Steam™ for $14.99/ €12.99/£9.99/ AUD$19.95 . The release date
for the Nintendo eShop on Wii U™ will be announced soon.
SEGA announces launch date and price for The Cave
Named Game Informer’s Best Adventure Game
of E3 2012 , The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert and Double
Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Players can assemble their team of three
from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories and then descend into the mysterious
depths of The Cave.
For more information please visit: http://thecavegame.com/About Double Fine Productions
Fine Productions is a San Francisco-based game developer that makes games with a focus on creativity, characters, and fun.
Since its founding in 2000, it has produced the award-winning titles Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, Costume
Quest, Stacking, Iron Brigade, and Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster. Learn more about Double Fine at
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive
entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products
for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony
Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega.com.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive
entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment
software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo,
Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Monday, January 14, 2013
01/14/2013 - Namco to Publish Mud Fim Motocross World Champion Ship
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MUD - FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TO ENTER THE NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN
Start Your Engines for the Most Authentic and Comprehensive Motocross
Video Game for the Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®Vita system and PC
SAN JOSE, Calif., (January 11, 2013) NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced that MUD
- FIM Motocross World Championship will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita system and Windows
PC* in North America on February 26, 2013. MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship is a motocross
racing game created by Milestone, one of the most recognized racing videogame developers, and is the only video game to officially
feature the MX1 and MX2 championships. The game also features the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations and presents the
official tracks from around the world making this high octane racing experience the most authentic motocross game to hit North
America and South America.
Fans and followers of
the sport will also be delighted to see their motocross heroes surge across the tracks on-screen as MUD - FIM Motocross
World Championship features a full roster of all the teams and world-renown bikers on the motocross racing circuit,
including top ranked U.S. supercross champion Ryan Villopoto.
“Motocross is a heart-pounding,
adrenaline-pumping sport that involves incredible finesse as well as physicality,” says Villopoto. “This game
will be a great opportunity for gamers and motocross fans to immerse themselves into the extreme sports world by racing through
intensely rugged terrain and pulling off high-flying tricks.”
In MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship
motocross fans will get more than just their hands dirty as they must use their guts and guile on the track during races,
elimination gauntlets and head-to-head showdowns. Every bike produces different rips as they tear through the mud tracks,
creating dynamic terrain deformation. Players can also take to the air and perform jaw-dropping stunts and tricks in the “Monster
Energy Trick Battle Mode,” which offers 30 different tricks in three spectacular arenas. Players can also unlock more
challenging events and spend their winnings on unlocking new tricks, better teams, or snazzier gear to deck-out their lean,
mean two-wheeled machines.
“We are enthusiastic to release the game in North America with NAMCO BANDAI Games
America Inc. This partnership will ensure the best marketing and support to the game in order to fully satisfy the gamers
community who is heavily waiting for MUD American release,” affirm Luisa Bixio Milestone Marketing and Sales Director.
Behind the dangerous stunts and gritty tracks also lie great passion and appreciation for all the fans that support
the athletes. To coincide with the lead-up to the game’s launch date, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. will hold a “RV2
Experience” contest to make one fan’s dream of meeting Ryan Villopoto come true. One lucky winner will be a VIP
at one of the motocross events, watch the races that day, and join Villopoto for photos to commemorate their special day.
For contest details, please visit www.mudmotocross.com.
MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship
is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, and will be available for the PlayStation 3 system (both Packaged and Digitally),
PlayStation Vita (Digital only), Xbox 360, and PC (via STEAM) in North America and Latin America on February 26, 2013. For
further info please visit www.facebook.com/MUDmotocross.
*Windows PC will be available only in digital format via Steam
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01/14/2013 - Car Jack Streets Director's Cut Free on iOS
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DUNDEE, UK - 02/03/2012 – Tagplay Ltd.
TAGPLAY RELEASES ‘CAR JACK STREETS: DIRECTOR’S CUT’ ONTO
Today Tagplay is extremely proud to announce
the free release of Car Jack Streets: Director’s Cut onto Apple’s App Store.
In 2009 Car
Jack Streets blew Apple gamers away with its quality, endless game play, and relentless fun. It was the first sandbox
gaming experience available on mobile devices and was one of the first games to demonstrate the App Store’s potential
as a market place for quality core-focused games. The game’s resulting success was inevitable as it was enormous then,
with it being downloaded and played by millions of players around the world and achieving universal media acclaim.
To mark the game’s 4th year anniversary – and to give the game a swansong before its predecessor
is released – Tagplay has today launched a free anniversary edition on the App Store. Over the past few months the company
has been busy working on the original title to iron out bugs and to add support for a raft of new Apple devices including
iPhones 4s and 5, iPads 2 and 3, etc, in full HD 60fps. The company has additionally included a whole host of new features,
new weapons and new vehicles, raising the original entertainment value and making the new Car Jack Streets: Director’s
Cut edition one not to miss!
Tagplay boss Paul Farley noted “We are delighted to release Car Jack Streets:
Directors Cut, which includes a number of great improvements over the original game and is free to play for the first time.
Car Jack Streets continues to have a large and active player base so we’re pleased to now give players with iPads and
iPhone 5’s the very best experience possible for those devices!”
Car Jack Streets: Director’s
cut has been released worldwide in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish as a free game as a ‘thank you’
all of our fans who have been awaiting the new Car Jack Streets 2 in addition to allowing new Apple players to experience
this seminal mobile game for free!
Car Jack Streets: Director’s Cut can be downloaded from the App Store
at the following link: [HERE]
Submitted By: E. Thomas
01/14/2013 - Pac Man CE DX Arrives on Windows 8 and RT
2:13 pm pst
The Critically Acclaimed Classic Makes its Way to Microsoft’s
New Operating Systems
EDITION DX’ AVAILABLE NOW ON WINDOWS 8 AND WINDOWS RT
PARIS, FRANCE– 14 January 2013 - NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced
the release of PAC-MAN ™ Championship Edition DX for the
Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems via the Windows Store. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX takes
PAC-MAN’s classic and beloved gameplay and twists it into an intense gaming experience giving the long running franchise
fresh gameplay mechanics.
Average press review scores of 93% (source Metacritic) on the Xbox 360® video game
and entertainment system from Microsoft, PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX continues NAMCO BANDAI
Games’ tradition of enhancing their classic arcade franchises for today’s gamers. The game features challenging
mazes and modes presenting players with the fastest and most furious PAC-MAN game to date.
Championship Edition DX includes a Score Attack mode, where players must collect as many points as
possible before time runs out. Players are also challenged with a Time Trials mode that has players clearing
out a set number of circuits around each maze as fast as they can, while the Ghost Combo mode forgoes gobbling Pac-Dots
for chomping as many ghosts as possible as PAC-MAN devours Power Pellets.
In PAC-MAN Championship Edition
DX, multitudes of sleeping ghosts infest each maze. As PAC-MAN runs past these ghosts, they become angry
and chase him until he finds a Power Pellet. If a ghost gets too close, a slowdown effect will begin, giving the player
an extra vital second to figure out what the best course of action is for escape. If the ghost train becomes too much
to handle, players can set off a bomb which sends all active ghosts back to the center of each maze.
Championship Edition DX for Windows 8 and Windows RT are available for a MSRP of $9.99 in the United States
and 8.49€ in Europe. PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX is also available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade
for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
01/14/2013 - DreamWalk Interactive Launches Jam Music App
2:11 pm pst
Create completely original songs in just seconds by simply singing
into your iPhone, share with friends and earn virtual badges and royalties to unlock exclusive bonus features.
No Musical Skills Required! Jam Like a Rockstar Today with the New ‘Jam’
Music App for iPhone from DreamWalk Interactive
January 8, 2013 (Melbourne, Australia) – Australian developer DreamWalk Interactive announced today that Jam,
a new song-creation app for iPhone, is now available for download. Perfect for anyone who dreams of becoming a star but might
not have the vocal ability, Jam allows users to create original songs that can then be shared with friends. Featuring
unlockable musical style packs, award badges and streamlined social sharing tools, Jam can now be downloaded for
free at the iTunes App Store: [LINK]
”Jam enables absolutely anyone to create original
music, regardless of their musical abilities or experience, and best of all it only takes a few seconds!” says Joe Russell,
General Manager of DreamWalk Interactive.
Using Jam is simple. First, choose a musical style from a variety of
style packs ranging from pop-rock and hip-hop to punk rock, 80’s dance music and more. Then sing, talk, or rap into
the device. Jam will automatically detect and adjust the pitch, key and song structure to create a completely unique song
– no two tracks are ever the same!
Users can publish their songs to in-app Jam charts and invite
their friends to listen via Facebook and Twitter. Earn badges and royalties for each published track to unlock additional
style packs, grow a following of fans and even get signed to one of four Jam record labels.
§ Original song creation in seconds!
§ Social sharing tools and built-in social network
for following artists and “liking” songs
§ Unlockable musical style packs
royalties and award badges
§ Four unique record labels to sign the best “Jammers”
for iPhone is available now at (iTunes Link). For more information visit http://www.jamapp.com.au and follow Jam on Facebook and Twitter.
DreamWalk is a division of Wellcom Group Limited. It was founded by brothers, Joe and Sam Russell
in 2008 with the development the world’s first commercial GPS treasure hunting platform, also named DreamWalk. The DreamWalk
treasure hunt platform and variations thereof have since been used by dozens of brands and thousands of users in Australia
and the US. http://www.dreamwalk.com.au/Submitted By: E. Thomas
01/14/2013 - Gamevil Launches Asura Cross on Google Play
2:09 pm pst
LOS ANGELES, CA- January 11, 2013- Leading mobile games publisher and developer announced the release of their latest
title, Asura Cross, to Google Play today. Asura Cross is a third party title developed by Byulbaram and published by GAMEVIL
through their $10M Partner Fund. Asura Cross is a multi-faceted fighting game with four different modes of in-depth gameplay,
including a unique Story Mode where players can choose their own adventure while uncovering the mysterious short novella.
GAMEVIL Launches Choose Your Own Adventure Fighting Game, Asura Cross to
Asura Cross features four modes of gameplay that all involve a deep structuring of skill and character building. In
Story Mode, players are immersed in the story of Asura Cross as the protagonist, Jin, finds himself in the middle of an age-old
conspiracy. Fighting sequences periodically arise as the plot thickens and the player is given “choose your own adventure”
decisions throughout the story. In Versus Mode, players are able to connect with friends and other players through WiFi,Bluetooth®
or split screen on their device. In Arcade Mode, players defeat the rankings of the wide cast of characters as they achieve
special skills and achievements. In Practice Mode, players are able to unlock new characters and refine their skills in hand-to-hand
combat. Each mode features skill trees for deep skill building and perfecting one’s fighting moves. Featuring different
classes of martial arts, Asura Cross brings intense fighting to mobile devices.
“We are excited to introduce
Asura Cross to Google Play,” stated Kyu Lee, VP and Head of GAMEVIL USA, “The game is so unique in its features
and gameplay that we are sure fans of the original fighting arcade games will find as much joy in the game as we did.”
Asura Cross is available for Android devices HERE
For more details, please visit http://www.gamevil.comAbout GAMEVIL
GAMEVIL®, with over 180 million game downloads
and experience publishing hundreds of games on multiple platforms, is one of the most active and innovative mobile game companies
in the world. Established in 2000 and with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Seoul, GAMEVIL is an experienced global
mobile game publisher working with many of the top studios around the world.
With deep industry and regional knowledge,
GAMEVIL has been able to craft numerous award winners through a diverse portfolio of games. Backed by unparalleled expertise
in mobile, GAMEVIL continues to lead the sector with a commitment in establishing mobile gaming as a way of life.
Follow the Twitter feeds at http://www.twitter.com/gamevil and Facebook Pages at http://www.facebook.com/gamevil.comSubmitted By: E. Thomas