Saturday, June 1, 2013
06/01/2013 - Kixeye Raises Over $50,000 to Support US Veterans
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RAISES OVER $50,000 TO SUPPORT IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICA (IAVA)
100% of proceeds to be donated from special in-game promotion
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 31, 2013
– KIXEYE, the leader in online combat strategy games, today announced it has raised over $50,000 through a special charity
drive to support the non-profit organization, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). In partnership with VirtGood,
which connects leading non-profits with online game companies, players had the opportunity to purchase for a limited-time
$2 gold bundles in Battle Pirates, and as an added bonus would receive a custom IAVA badge displayed on their base through
the duration of the charity drive. The promotion generated more than $50,000 in revenue over the course of the six-day
promotion and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to support IAVA.
"We felt that it was important to recognize our
veterans this Memorial Day by running this promotion and donating all proceeds," said Will Harbin, CEO at KIXEYE.
"Many of our employees have family members and close friends that have and are still serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We plan to organize more charity events in the future, and this was just one small way of showing our support.”
communities like KIXEYE's are incredibly valuable for leading non-profits like IAVA, and we're thrilled with the outcome of
this IAVA Memorial Day campaign,“ said Daniel Hayes, founder and CEO at Virtgood. “It's amazing to see how
two very different organizations who might not have previously thought to partner, can collaborate for the greater good.
VirtGood is looking forward to coming out of our closed beta to make a broader impact across both industries.”
IAVA is the first
and largest non-profit, non-partisan organization for new veterans, with over 200,000 Member Veterans and supporters nationwide.
IAVA is dedicated to standing with the 2.5 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the
rest of their lives. The mission for the IAVA is to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable
leadership for our country and their local communities. They work toward this vision through programs in four key impact
areas: supporting new veterans in health, education, employment and building a lasting community for vets and their families.
can't thank KIXEYE enough for their critical leadership in helping improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and
their families," said Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO at IAVA. "KIXEYE's innovative support allows us to continue
fighting to ensure all veterans receive the care and benefits they deserve, and we hope they will inspire more companies to
join them in supporting our mission."
IAVA has been awarded 4 stars - the highest rating - from Charity Navigator, America's
largest independent charity evaluator, and TIME magazine added that the "IAVA remains the most important organization
representing the new generation of veterans." To find out more information, please visit IAVA.org.
Founded in 2007, KIXEYE is an online gaming company that plays to win. KIXEYE
currently has over 450 employees based in its San Francisco headquarters, along with international offices in Brisbane, Australia
and Victoria, Canada. Responsible for popular titles like Backyard Monsters, Battle Pirates and War Commander, KIXEYE
is redefining the intersection of fidelity and accessibility to create innovative experiences for competitive gamers.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
06/01/2013 - Combat Cats new Kickstarter Campaign
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Texas—May 28, 2013— Indie studio New Horizon Games has unveiled a Kickstarter for their upcoming RPG
Puzzle Adventure, Combat Cats. The Kickstarter will run until June 20, 2013 and has a funding goal of $1,600.
The official Kickstarter campaign for Combat Cats is currently live at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1248339394/combat-catsCombat Cats is a bejeweled style game
with unique combat aspects that add RPG and adventure elements. Kitty Island is in shambles. This once purrfect paradise is
now without an ounce of catnip. You, a member of the Kitty Island Homeland Security’s veteran Ace Fighter Pilots, are
the last hope to return peace and harmony. Go against impawsible odds and battle waves of enemies in the world of Combat
Help avoid catastrophe at Kitty Island in this RPG Puzzle Adventure!
The game features a variety of offensive and defensive actions that can be used by matching various
combinations of icons. These icons will unlock things such as rockets, bullets, repairs and much more. Longer combinations
will unlock various sized nukes which will destroy rows, columns, and chunks of blocks when detonated.
Cats can be pre-ordered through the Kickstarter for as low as $1 for the mobile versions (Android, iOS) and $5 for
the PC, Mac, and Linux version. Ever wanted to immortalize your cat for eternity? Well, now is your chance to have your cat’s
name in the credits or even have them added to the game in pixel form!
If you are a fan of fun, fast-paced puzzle
games then please consider supporting this campaign. The majority of the funds will go towards licensing fees for releases
and to add a retro soundtrack from the pawsome Michael Staple. Do it right meow!
And coming soon! The Combat
Cats Photo Contest for Facebook and Twitter. All you have to do is send a photo of your own cat with the Combat Cat
logo written or somewhere in the background to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a custom pixel piece by Ryan,
the director of Combat Cats. More information about the #CombatCats contest will be available on our Facebook and Twitter.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewHorizonGamesTwitter: https://twitter.com/CombatCatsNew Horizon Games LLC
Games LLC is comprised of a small team of developers. Ryan, the founder and pixel artist, works on story, game design and
concepts. Luke & David handle screenplay, story, concept, and design elements. Chris is a knowledge programmer who is
fast with his tools, and James is the talented agent who handles public relations.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Thursday, May 30, 2013
05/30/2013 - Dragon' Crown DLC Free for First Month
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Dragon's Crown, the multiplayer action beat-em-up from ATLUS will offer players the ability to customize
their story with different narrator voices from each of the six playable characters in the game: Amazon, Dwarf, Elf, Fighter,
Sorceress, and Wizard. These character voices replace the game's original narration with their own distinct voice.
Customize Dragon's Crown with Voice Pack DLC - Free for the First Month
Brave adventurers who play D ragon's Crown right at launch will have a special offer - for the first month after
the game's release on Aug. 6, the game's DLC will be completely free. After the first month, the voice pack will revert to
a price of $1.99.
Dragon's Crown will be playable at E3 this year! Stop by the ATLUS booth (West
Hall #5010) and check out all the side-scrolling, dragon-slaying, butt-kicking action!
Dragon's Crown will
be exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems for $49.99 and $39.99 respectively and is available for pre-orders
now from major retailers. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. More details about the game will be revealed in the
future, with updates on the official Dragon's Crown website at: http://www.atlus.com/dragonscrown/Submitted by: E. Thomas
05/31/2013 - PDP Announces to Reveal Xbox One Accessories at E3
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PDP ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH MICROSOFT TO CREATE OFFICIALLY LICENSED XBOX ONE
Hear more about PDP's product plans at E3 EXPO June 11-13 in Los Angeles
SHERMAN OAKS, CA, May
24, 2013 - Performance Designed Products LLC (PDP) today announced it has entered into
a licensing agreement with Microsoft to design, manufacture and sell officially-licensed accessories for Xbox One, the all-in-one
games and entertainment system from Microsoft. More information will be revealed prior to E3, and at E3 Expo June 11-13
in Los Angeles.
"PDP is proud to announce that we will be creating officially-licensed accessories designed
for Xbox One," said Bill Otte, SVP of Sales and Marketing for PDP. "Our long-standing relationship with the
Microsoft Xbox team has been a crucial element of our success, and we look forward to providing Xbox One users with the highest
quality gaming and entertainment accessories on the market."
PDP will be located at E3 in Booth #2803 in South
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
05/29/2013 - Nintendo E3 Demos Coming to Best Buy Stores
Nintendo has announced that certain Best Buy store
locations will be receiving exclusive Wii U game demos from the E3 Expo. This unique event will bring the excitement of the
E3 Expo into Best Buy stores across the country. The event will begin on June 12th, which is the second day of the E3 Expo.
Gamers will have access to four different game demos. The event ends on Saturday, June 15th at 5:00 pm.
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complete list of locations please visit this LINK.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
05/29/2013 - Complete Metal Gear Rising Available on Games On Demand
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Complete METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE Experience Available Now on Games
Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE is now available on Games On Demand for the
Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
In addition to the full game, fans will also
be able to download the Cyborg Ninja Armor Skin with the powerful "Fox Blade", White Armor Skin with a healing power
increase and an Inferno Armor Skin with maximum throwing weapons increase. Fans can also download the additional DLCs, "Jetstream"
and "Blade Wolf".
Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes
the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory by delivering an action experience unlike anything seen before.
The title brings two of the world's most respected development teams together with a common goal of providing players with
a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action together with epic storytelling, all within the
expansive METAL GEAR universe.
METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE is available now on Games on Demand for $49.99 for
the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
For more information, please visit: http://www.metalgearsolid.comSubmitted by: E. Thomas
Monday, May 27, 2013
05/27/2013 - Adrenaline Crew reveals Urban Assault for iOS + Android
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Hollywood, CA - 05/13/2013: Adrenaline Crew is known for motorcycle stunts, racing, and generally reckless behavior,
but that wasn’t enough. They had to go and release their own mobile games! (There goes the neighborhood.) Urban
Assault is their latest attack, taking on the endless-runner genre that Temple Run helped make famous. Whether
you’re loyal to iOS or Android devices (or maybe you’re one of those nuts that likes both), you’re
covered. Adrenaline Crew likes freedom, so they said “screw it”, and made the game FREE. (Go on! Git!) Check out
the trailer, or just download it now!
ADRENALINE CREW'S URBAN ASSAULT, ENDLESS RACING & SHOOT-’EM-UP
GAME FOR iOS/ANDROID
More About Urban Assault:
From the creators of the top selling Race Stunt Fight series comes Urban Assault. Drive down the road
shooting at whatever comes your way to gain coins that help you unlock each vehicle's true potential! Pick from a Mustang,
Hummer, Cop Car, Motorcycle, or just run in your shoes, as you zoom through over 40 maps each with new and exciting things
to blow up!
The bullet points!...
● Each vehicle has a special weapon,
including EMP, Flamethrower, and Fireball.
● Each level has new and exciting objects to
blow up including, Chickens, Toxic Barrels, and Police Roadblocks.
● Tons of Achievements
For More Information:
http://youtu.be/3H3ukHM9YiYSubmitted by: E. Thomas