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Thursday, June 20, 2013

06/20/2013 - Pocket Gems Now Available on iOS Devices
POCKET GEMS OPENS SECRET PASSAGES FOR iOS DEVICES

Hidden Object Game Available in the App Store Recruits Players to Battle Mysterious Threats Across Time and Space

SAN FRANCISCO – June 20, 2013 – Embark on an adventure that transports you across space and time in  Secret Passages, a brand new game from the team at Pocket Gems.  Now available on the Apple App Store,  Secret Passages is a hidden object game that pulls players through foreign lands by following a mysterious map around the world.

“With each game, we try to create a rich and immersive experience that delights our players,” said Ben Liu, CEO of Pocket Gems. “With  Secret Passages, we have once again focused on delivering a fun, original experience by combining the beloved hidden object game with the excitement and mystery of exploration.”

In  Secret Passages, players investigate elaborate and ornate settings to gather clues and unlock mysteries. Players join Maddie, a brave adventurer who travels through mysterious secret passages that connect some of the greatest civilizations in history, including the Pyramids of Egypt, Catacombs of Rome, and other forgotten temples and lost empires. By searching for hidden objects in the game’s beautifully crafted scenes, players will uncover clues and crack the mysteries of these amazing civilizations...and beyond!

Secret Passages is now available on the App Store for free. For more information on  Secret Passages visit
 www.pocketgems.com


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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

06/20/2013 - Pocket Gems Opens Secret Passages for iOS Devices
Dragon Swarm now for Android on Amazon, Join the Swarm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Redmond, WA - June 19, 2013 — Spicy Pixel has announced that its fiery arcade strategy game, Dragon Swarm, is now available on the Amazon Appstore for Android. New players will enjoy beautiful 3D encounters commanding swarms of dragons in epic battle.

The game offers an arcade twist to classic real-time strategy that strikes an exciting balance between action and tactics, making it ideal for mobile gaming sessions. In each battle, players vie for control of the map using fire breathing dragons, defense towers, and mighty strongholds. Random placement of dragon lairs makes every game session a unique challenge.

Players can skirmish offline against the AI, but Dragon Swarm honors its RTS roots by supporting online auto-matches over the Internet or customized matches on a local network where it’s easy to play with a friend, even on other platforms and devices.

New dragon masters can download the game for $0.99 from the Amazon Appstore for Android at:

http://amzn.com/B00DH1BWI8

About Spicy Pixel

Based in Redmond, Spicy Pixel, Inc. is an independent game studio focused on bringing original titles to mobile gamers and providing tools for other developers to build awesome games. Dragon Swarm is the studio’s first title for Android.


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

06/18/2013 - Dungeons & Dragons Chronicles of Mystara Launches Today
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: CHRONICLES OF MYSTARA LAUNCHES TODAY
Two Fan Favorite Side-Scrolling Action RPG Games in One Digital Package
San Mateo, Calif. – June 18, 2013 – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games is pleased to announce that Dungeons & Dragons®: Chronicles of Mystara™ is available today as a digital download from the North American PlayStation®Network and globally via Steam® and coming to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the European PlayStation®Network from tomorrow, June 19. The title will be available for the Nintendo eShop on Wii U soon after.

Capcom worked closely with Wizards of the Coast to bring these beloved games back for all the D&D® fans on today’s consoles.  Developed by Iron Galaxy, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara brings together two arcade classics – Dungeons & Dragons®: Tower of Doom™ and its sequel Dungeons & Dragons®: Shadow over Mystara™ – fully updated with HD graphics and a wealth of additional features. The highly requested games had previously only been available in arcades in the west and can now be enjoyed by a wider gaming audience.

Both titles mix intense 2D side scrolling action RPG to deliver a truly deep gameplay experience for up to four players as they battle online or locally against the iconic monsters of Dungeons & Dragons with a mix of melee, range and magic attacks. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is powered by GGPO to offer seamless drop-in/drop-out online gameplay for up to four players in each of the title’s two modes. In addition to the classic arcade mode with its branching paths and multiple endings, players can utilize the all new House Rules feature which offers stackable game options to customize gameplay for a completely different experience. For instance, “Vampirism” awards health for every attack dealt to an enemy and “Lockpick” causes all chests to be open.

Further additions include a dynamic Challenge system that sets players in-game goals in return for character level-ups and points which can be spent in the Vault: a treasure trove of unlockables and gameplay loot. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara also features the Character Visualizer which lets players track which characters they and their friends use most often and can help create a more balanced multiplayer dungeon party, or point out which characters are most under-used; with further gameplay stats tracked via a global leaderboard. Lastly, owners of the Wii U version will be able to use the GamePad touch screen to select spells and items with ease, allowing for a more streamlined gameplay experience. 

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara will be priced at $14.99/€14.99/£11.99/1200MSP.

Submitted by: E. Thomas

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Monday, June 17, 2013

06/17/2013 - DigThatBox Picks the Best of E3 2013
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The Best of E3 2013:
Our Picks for the Best of Show


See our favorite products and software from the 2013 E3 Expo. There are many big surprises on our list. Find out who really won the show. Plus we have a few "best of" categories you won't find on any other web site. We cover the expo like no one else. Its all just a click away.



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