Friday, June 7, 2013
06/07/2013 - ATLUS Announces New Survival Horror Game
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Daylight Releases Worldwide in Q1 2014 as a Downloadable Title for PC and PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System
Escape the Shadows in Daylight - Next-Gen Horror Game from Zombie Studios
SEATTLE and IRVINE Calif. - June 7, 2013
- Next-gen will be a scary place thanks to Daylight, a psychological thriller built on Unreal Engine 4. Developed
by Zombie Studios and published worldwide by ATLUS, Daylight will release in early 2014 simultaneously for the PC
and as a console exclusive for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Only the bravest souls will find all the
messages and clues scattered through Daylight's labyrinthine twists of derelict hospital corridors and other creepy
environments, where procedurally generated levels ensure no two playthroughs will be the same. More details on the downloadable
title Daylight are available on the game's official website at http://www.playDaylight.com.
Daylight is told in the first-person perspective and
begins with players regaining consciousness in an abandoned hospital with only a cell phone to use as a source of light. The
ominous atmosphere, powered by Unreal Engine 4 gives players the immediate feeling that they need to escape. But since each
level is procedurally generated, no clues, haunted corridors, life-saving flares or lurking specter will ever be in the same
place twice. Daylight was written by industry veteran Jessica Chobot, who also provides the quavering, terrified
voice of the protagonist.
"Since showing off a pre-alpha build of Daylight at PAX East the attention
on the project has grown tremendously! With the gained attention, we were approached with the opportunity to partner with
ATLUS to help release Daylight worldwide on Steam and exclusively to the PlayStation 4 system," said Jared Gerritzen,
studio director, Zombie Studios. "ATLUS has a long history of great games and is an accomplished publisher with worldwide
reach. Working with them will allow us to reach a global audience, so we'll be able to scare even more people."
For the PlayStation 4 system, Daylight will take full advantage of the upcoming console's features, including:
Daylight will release
in Q1 of 2014 for a global audience on both PC and as a console exclusive for the upcoming PlayStation 4 system. Price is
still to be determined, and the game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, please visit the Daylight website.
- Using every ounce of processing power: Daylight
uses Unreal Engine 4 to create an atmospheric setting with some of the most immersive graphics to date.
- Share gameplay online: Scare friends with the system's new "share" feature
to stream gameplay to friends.
- Capturing the moment: Daylight
uses the PS4 system's integrated PlayStation Eye camera to take pictures of the exact moment that a scare happens. Keep the
pictures of the reactions as a novelty or bravely share them with friends on social networks.
- RealD 3D Support: Daylight uses the latest 3D technology from RealD to expand its haunting atmosphere into
the third dimension.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Thursday, June 6, 2013
05/06/2013 - Join iam8bit for the unveiling of the iam8bit Entertainment System
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iam8bit for the unveiling of the iam8bit Entertainment System – a home console designed specifically with retro
gaming in mind. Beginning June 7, the iam8bit Entertainment System will be displayed at iam8bit Entertainment System, the videogame-themed art extravaganza and this year's cornerstone event.
The elegant console was designed and hand assembled
by LA-based artist, Travis Chen. Full hardware specs will be revealed at the exhibition, and those interested in ordering
the iam8bit Entertainment System can do so in-person (or will soon be available for order online at iam8bit.com).
Please spread the word about the show: promote it, tweet about it, attend
it, see featured work from more than 80 artists and meet the iam8bit team and artists like Jose Emroca Flores and Jude Buffum.
Also at the event: DuckTales:
Remastered fans will be invited to dive into a real-life recreation of Uncle Scrooge McDuck's magnificent Money
Bin. Hundreds of oversized gold coins, gems and even the Green Cheese of Longevity will be amongst the treasures attendees
can wade in, all contained in a massive, 10-by-10 foot structure.
Location: iam8bit Gallery, 2147 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
VIP opening night on Thursday,
June 6, 7-11 p.m (21+/press only; must RSVP)
General public opening night on Friday, June 7, 7-11
p.m. (exhibit to run through June 30)
Thursdays and Fridays: 3-9pm
*Special E3 Extended Hours:
Tuesday, June 11, 5-9 pm
Wednesday, June 12, 3-9pm
About iam8bit Entertainment
Entertainment System, the videogame-themed art extravaganza, launches in Los Angeles this summer, opening June 7, 2013
(and running until June 30). The event will debut an international showcase, featuring the work of a variety of returning
and first-time artists, as inspired by classic 1980's videogames. iam8bit is best known for their expertise in curating uniquely
personal artwork and pop-culture inspired exhibits. Most recently, iam8bit hosted It's the shizNICK!, inspired by Nickelodeon
TV shows of the 1990s, and Grace & Ritual, which showcased contemporary female artists, exclusively. This year's
show puts the spotlight on a wide range of over 80 artists from around the globe, including Jose Emroca Flores, Becky Dreistadt, Gerald
de Jesus, JC Richard, Rex Crowle, Hine Mizushima, Jim Mahfood, Edison Yan, Olly Moss and Aled Lewis, among many
other tremendous talents.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
05/05/2013 - DigThatBox.com Reveals 2013 Arcade Tokens
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Reveals New 2013 Arcade Tokens
New Design Available in Silver and Gold!
HOLLYWOOD, CA June 1st, 2013 – DigThatBox.com proudly announces the 2013 Arcade Token Give-Away.
In honor of the 4th anniversary of the Arcade Token Give-away the site has created two coins with a brand new design available
in both silver and gold. Members of the site will be giving away 2,000 beautifully crafted custom made arcade tokens at the
2013 E3 Expo. These highly collectible coins will also be made available through an online promotion.
Since the beginning of this unique promotion DigThatBox.com has distributed over
10,000 arcade tokens worldwide. Tokens have been sent to all 50 of the United States and to 28 different countries around
For the past three years DigThatBox.com has produced
five different arcade tokens all featuring the classic Space Invader icon, known worldwide as the universal symbol of video
games. The mold for the original series has now been retired and classic invader style tokens are out of production.
This year a brand new design has been created featuring the original works artist
Christian George-Morehouse, based on the vision of the site founder Elliott S. Thomas. The new coin has been dubbed the "Space
Battle Token." One side of the coin features the sleek “attack fighter” while the other side features the
deadly “pixel invader.” The text around the logo reads “Dig That Box.com Can You Dig It?” The coins
will be available in yellow brass (gold) and nickel (silver) with a limit of 1000 units for each coin. (2000 total.)
These beautiful and unique collectible coins are produced in co-operation with
Osborne Coinage®. These freshly minted coins are made right here in the USA. Once again the coin layout is a tribute to
the famous Chuck E. Cheese® token.
DigThatBox.com will also
be giving away tokens to its loyal online readers. Additional details for the online give-away will be released on June 4th.
Tokens will also be available at the Los Angeles Anime Expo and Comic-Con International 2013. The coins will also be available
through a global mail order give-away. Check the site on June 4th for additional details.
For more information on each of the new 2013 Arcade Tokens please visit:
DigThatBox.com is a video
game and pop culture web site based in the heart of Hollywood California. Our content is a unique blend of pop culture topics,
underground art and video game news. The name for the site comes from the company logo, which is the platonic cube. The site
has the important distinction of being the only video game related web site based in Hollywood California. For more information
please visit www.DigThatBox.com
About Artist Christian George-Morehouse:
is an expert in the field of Movie and Television Props. He has also produced several amazing custom made toys that have been
sold to dealers and collectors all around the Globe. His work is often imitated but never duplicated. His attention to detail
and his commitment to perfection are unmatched.
Osborne Coinage® America’s oldest and most esteemed private mint. Their brands
include, Tokens Direct, Roger Williams Mint, Kilmartin Industries, and Van Brook of Lexington. The company produces high quality
custom coins, tokens, key chains, and medallions. Please visit: http://www.tokensdirect.com/
About E3 Expo™ 2012:
E3 Expo™ is
the world's premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment
Software Association (ESA®), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies,
publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. For more information,
please visit www.E3Expo.com or www.theESA.com.
If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an appointment
with a member of our staff, please call contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by: E. Thomas