HOMEPower Con 2018 ReviewFeatured ArticlesDig That Box Arcade Token CollectionComics & PulpConventions & EventsHumor & MischiefLife In HollywoodMovies & TVMusicToys & CollectiblesVideo GamesVideo Game NewswireSan Diego Comic-Con 2018About Us / Contact UsONLINE STORE+ARCHIVES+

Archive Newer | Older

Saturday, June 1, 2013

06/01/2013 - Kixeye Raises Over $50,000 to Support US Veterans


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.”

“Highly engaged 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.

“We 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

12:44 am pdt          Comments

06/01/2013 - Combat Cats new Kickstarter Campaign
Help avoid catastrophe at Kitty Island in this RPG Puzzle Adventure!

College Station, 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-cats

Combat 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 Cats.

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.

Combat 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.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CombatCats

New Horizon Games LLC
New Horizon 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

12:21 am pdt          Comments

Thursday, May 30, 2013

05/30/2013 - Dragon' Crown DLC Free for First Month
Customize Dragon's Crown with Voice Pack DLC - Free for the First Month

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.

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: 

Submitted by: E. Thomas

9:17 pm pdt          Comments

05/31/2013 - PDP Announces to Reveal Xbox One Accessories at E3

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 Hall.

Submitted by: E. Thomas

9:11 pm pdt          Comments

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.

For a complete list of locations please visit this LINK.

Submitted by: E. Thomas

9:59 pm pdt          Comments

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

05/29/2013 - Complete Metal Gear Rising Available on Games On Demand
Complete METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE Experience Available Now on Games On Demand

Konami 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:

Submitted by: E. Thomas

10:49 pm pdt          Comments

Monday, May 27, 2013

05/27/2013 - Adrenaline Crew reveals Urban Assault for iOS + Android

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!

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 to unlock!

For More Information:



Submitted by: E. Thomas

9:52 pm pdt          Comments

Archive Newer | Older