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Friday, May 17, 2013

05/172013 - Temple Run 2 Adds New Content in Latest Update
Temple Run 2 Adds New Terrain and Obstacles in Latest Update

Over 300 Million Downloads for Temple Run Franchise

RALEIGH, N.C. - May 17, 2013 -  Imangi Studios, committed to regularly delivering meaningful new content to fans, today announced an update for the hit-mobile game Temple Run 2. This new update will test Temple Run 2’s millions of daily active players with new roadblocks and tasks, bringing even more challenges to the beloved game.

New in the Temple Run 2 update:
  • A new landscape called The Narrows introduces a treacherous new terrain to the game
  • Spinning saw blades that create exciting obstacles to avoid
  • A crumbling path that keeps players on watch for last minute turns and jumps
  • New chances to earn free coins and gems, available under the “Free Stuff” menu

With over 300 million downloads between Temple Run and Temple Run 2, the series is one of the biggest franchises in mobile gaming. Since the launch of the original game in 2011, the brand has expanded to include apparel with Komar Kids, digital comics with Ape Entertainment, and card and board games with Spin Master, among other licensing partnerships. Imangi has collaborated twice with Disney to launch Temple Run: Brave and Temple Run: Oz. Both games reached the #1 slot on the App Store.

Download Temple Run 2 on
iOS or Android

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

05/16/2013 - Sonic The Hedgehog Lands on Android
SEGA DEBUTS SONIC THE HEDGEHOGTM ON ANDROID

Plus A Free Update For Existing iOS Players

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO 16th May 2013 – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced debut of Sonic The Hedgehog™ for Android. The SEGA Genesis favourite will be available today on Google Play for $2.99/£1.99/€2.69/AUD$2.99. This release gives fans a whole new look at Sonic’s world, optimised with widescreen support and exclusive features for mobile phones. Additionally, the all-new update allows gamers to unlock Sonic’s pals Tails and Knuckles as playable characters for the very first time. Sonic The Hedgehog is currently available for iOS through the App Store and this all-new content will be offered as a free update for gamers already playing on their iPhone ®, iPad ® and iPod ® touch.

Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed Sonic CD in 2011, Sonic The Hedgehog has received an equally robust overhaul. Through widescreen support, fans will see the game better than ever on their mobile devices and will be able to zoom through Zones at a smooth 60 frames per second. In addition to playing as Tails and Knuckles, Sonic enthusiasts will also enjoy a remastered original soundtrack, new leaderboards and achievements, and an all-new Time Attack mode.

In Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Eggman has used his wicked ways to turn all of the animals of Mobius into mechanical monsters – and it’s up to Sonic to save the world! Players can sprint, run and spin their agile blue hero through electrifying loop-de-loops to gather rings, navigate challenging Special Stages, and collect the fabled Chaos Emeralds in order to stop Dr. Eggman’s schemes for world domination.

For more information please visit:
http://blogs.sega.com/

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

05/15/2013 - Dinora Released on XBLIG
DINORA RELEASED: BRINGING 2D OPEN WORLD ADVENTURE TO XBLIG

Wednesday 15th May 2013 marks the release of Dinora, an open world 2D sandbox adventure game developed by Neuron Vexx. Available on the Xbox Live Indie Game marketplace, Dinora places players in a randomly generated, evolving world and gives them the tools to shape it as desired. With the impeding threat of an evil force players are tasked with building up their strength and equipment in order to do what is necessary to prevent the apocalypse.   

One of the key elements of Dinora is the ability to develop relationships and create a community. The creator of Dinora, Zac Wootton comments: “I wanted to give the player choice in how they play the game. So, while you are never forced to, building relationships with other Dinorans brings with it plenty of incentives. These incentives range from access to a variety of jobs to the ability to marry and procreate.”

The defining features of Dinora include:
  • Watch NPC’s as they live their life, from birth to death
  • Receive rewards for completing a variety of missions and jobs
  • Build properties and become a landlord to earn money
  • Receive gifts for maintaining strong NPC relationships
  • Look after different pets, including a wolf that helps you in battle
  • Create unique weapons and armour by imbuing them with elemental effects
Release Date: Wednesday 15th May 2013
Price: 80MSP
Platform: Xbox Live Indie Games

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

05/14/2013 - Innex & Retro Bit Announce New Wireless Retro Controllers

Maybe You Can’t Control the Future,

But You Can Control the Past with Retro-Bit’s

Hypermode Series of  Controllers for N64®, NES®, SNES® and GENESIS®

Get Retro with Wireless Controllers featuring Hypermode Functionality

POMONA, CALIFORNIA (MAY, 2013) – Innex, Inc., one of the fastest growing international distributors of video game accessories, has announced the upcoming launch of the full line of wireless controllers by Retro-Bit® that are designed specifically for old-school video game platforms. Not only is each controller wireless, but each is also engineered to allow for turbo-type functionality to be used with their respective platforms. 

Manufactured by Retro-Bit, the Hypermode Series of Controllers are distributed exclusively by Innex and will debut at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, June 11th – June 13th.

“We are extremely fortunate to be the exclusive distributor of the Retro-Bit brand of video game products,” states Innex President, Titi Ngoy. “Retro-Bit has played a huge role in rejuvenating public interest in retro games and they continue to develop new and exciting accessories that will further the market demand for nostalgia gaming.”

Product Highlights:

Wireless Hypermode Series Controller for N64 ($29.99)

  • Compatible with N64 consoles
  • Classic analog stick, D-pad, and button layout
  • Program each button to normal, auto fire, or turbo mode
  • 2.4GHZ wireless controller with receiver
  • Open slot for Rumble or Memory Pak
  • Trigger buttons
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries
  • Launch Date: Summer 2013

Wireless Hypermode Series Controller for NES/SNES/PC-MAC ($29.99)

  • Compatible with NES, SNES, PC & MAC
  • Similar to the Famicom color scheme
  • 3 connecting ports SNES, NES & PC/MAC via USB®
  • Program each button to normal, auto fire, or turbo mode
  • Trigger buttons
  • 2.4GHZ wireless controller with receiver
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Launch Date: Fall 2013

Wireless Hypermode Series Controller for GENESIS/PC-MAC ($29.99)

  • Compatible with GENESIS, PC & MAC
  • 6-button classic Sega Genesis controller
  • 2 connecting ports GENESIS, PC/MAC via USB®
  • Program each button to normal, auto fire, or turbo mode
  • 2.4GHZ wireless controller with receiver
  • Trigger buttons
  • Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Launch Date: Fall 2013

Innex will be showcasing the Hypermode Series of controllers, as well as many other exciting new products, during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11th – 13th at Booth #5636 West Hall.

About Retro-Bit®

Retro-Bit® is the leading developer of third party accessories and hardware. Retro-Bit® is recognized as the creators of the very famous Retro Duo® Console, Retro Duo® Portable and most recently the announcement of the Super Retro Trio. Retro-Bit® is distributed exclusively by Innex, Inc. and can be found at various retailers throughout the world.

About Innex, Inc.
In 2004, Innex was founded on the principles of innovation, fun, and a commitment to customer service. While initially established as a distributor of videogame peripherals, Innex has grown to include videogame-related toys, gifts, and mobile and audio accessories. With just under a decade of operation, Innex has become an award-winning leader in global distribution, providing its business partners with various services which include, but are not limited to, manufacturing, sourcing, marketing, and design. Facilities in North America and Asia ensure that Innex has the logistical and shipping expertise to deliver its products and services on time and under budget.

For a complete listing of Innex services and recent press releases, please visit http://www.innexinc.com

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05/14/2013 - The ECA Joins Force with AbleGamers to Support Accesibility
Entertainment Consumer Association and AbleGamers Join Forces to Ensure Accessibility for Video Gamers of All Abilities

The ECA officially opens the AbleGamers Game Accessibility Chapter to support the ongoing mission of game accessibility and further underscore the importance of inclusion for the millions of gamers with disabilities
 
Harpers Ferry, WV – May 14, 2013–The Entertainment Consumer Association (ECA) and AbleGamers Charity is thrilled to announce the opening of the AbleGamers Game Accessibility Chapter.  Together, these two consumer-oriented organizations combine to further ensure everyone has the right to enjoy video games.
 
“We have worked with the ECA off and on over the last few years,” said Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Charity. “The ECA has been a pleasure to work with on issues ranging from removing the negative stigma of videogames in popular culture to raising awareness for including gamers with disabilities in all videogame titles.”
 
“Opening an official AbleGamers chapter of the ECA is wonderful,” he continued. “We feel like the ECA really understands our desire to improve video games by including those with disabilities without harming the creative process. Together, will be able to reach out and educate developers and gamers alike on the importance of including those with disabilities in the wonderful world of videogames.”
 
“I'm excited about working with AbleGamers," said Vice President of Marketing Heather Ellertson. "Having a chapter within the ECA that will work with Accessibility is a wonderful thing and together we can educate all gamers and help make a difference.
 
About The AbleGamers Foundation
 
The AbleGamers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that runs AbleGamers.com, which provides news and reviews on the accessibility of mainstream video game titles, as well as consultation on assistive technology.  As an alternative to Serious Gaming, mainstream video games supply many disabled individuals and veterans with rehabilitation as well as social stimulation in situations where they may be otherwise shut out of society's idea of normal everyday life.
 
About the ECA
 
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:
www.theECA.com.

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