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Friday, August 23, 2013

08/23/2013 - GTAV Official Site Update
GTAV Official Site Update: Exclusive Country Clubs, Local Artisans, Serenity & Wellness...

The Los Santos & Blaine County Visitors' Travelogue has now been updated with three new areas of recreational activity to browse as you prepare for your West Coast holiday next month:

Exclusive Country Clubs
A lush golf course in the desert? Is it a mirage? No, it's a byproduct of sensible water usage so that the well-heeled can hit the links at the exclusive Los Santos Country Club. Come rub shoulders and tee off with the privileged and pompous.

Local Artisans
Visit one of our local tattoo parlors like Ink Inc or Blazing Tattoo and let one of the talented and highly-trained artists help you make a decision that will last forever.

Serenity & Wellness
Whether it’s the Downward Dog pose or the more advanced Dropping Fire Log, there are many fulfilling and compromising positions you can contort yourself into with the help of an expert like Master Private Yoga Instructor, Fabien LaRouche.

Plus 8 additional new
screens and an update to the Art & Downloads section featuring official digital releases of the new 'Cut Here' artwork of Trevor that's recently been spotted on murals across New York and Los Angeles, as well as the official artwork for Grand Theft Auto Online in all popular desktop and avatar sizes.


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Thursday, August 22, 2013

08/22/2013 - Square Enix to Celebrate Final Fantasy XIV at PAX Prime Launch Event
LOS ANGELES (AUGUST 22, 2013)Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced it will host a launch event open to all PAX Prime 2013 attendees in celebration of the release of FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™.

Scheduled from August 30 – September 1, the event will feature opening remarks from the game’s development team, including Producer and Director Naoki Yoshida, Sound Director Masayoshi Soken and Localization Lead Michael-Christopher Koji Fox. Following the presentation, members of the development team will host a special autograph session for fans. Attendees are also invited to hands-on gameplay sessions where they can experience the game’s battle components and compete for prizes. Upon entrance to the event, attendees will be entered into a swag raffle drawing; winners will be announced via Twitter (

Friday August 30
3:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(Developer remarks begin at 4 p.m.*)

Saturday August 31 and
Sunday September 1
11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(Developer remarks begin at noon*)

*Schedule subject to change

Red Lion Hotel, Seattle Ballroom
1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

At the main convention hall, SQUARE ENIX will also host a booth (#3625) that features playable kiosks for LIGHTNING RETURNS : FINAL FANTASY XIII, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX , FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster , Deus Ex: Human Revolution® – Director’s Cut and BLOODMASQUE™, as well as theater presentations and photo booths for Thief ™ and Murdered: Soul Suspect™.
About  Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 62 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at 

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

08/21/2013 - New App from Dig It Games

- Can U Dig It! challenges players to carefully collect rare artifacts using logic and strategic thinking -

BETHESDA, MD (August 20, 2013) –
Dig-It! Games, an independent developer of educational, interactive games founded by a former archaeologist and middle school teacher, has launched Can U Dig It!, its latest free game app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that turns kids into archaeologists as they dig for ancient artifacts using logic and a little luck. The puzzle app virtually transports players 11 and older to excavation sites in Central America to carefully collect more than 40 historically accurate artifacts.

The game contains 53 dig sites located in the Maya cities of Tikal and Caracol. Each site is a puzzle made up of squares that randomly contain rare Mayan artifacts, such as ancient tools, weapons, and jewelry. Numbers ranging from one to 10 are scattered across the grid, indicating the number of adjacent squares that can be safely excavated without damaging an object. Kids will tap into their inner treasure seekers and use logical deduction to reveal all of the empty squares, meaning they successfully located all artifacts.

“We wanted to give players—specifically those in middle school—an entertaining, yet challenging puzzle game that can be easily played anytime, anywhere,” said Suzi Wilczynski, president and founder of Dig-It! Games. “Featuring a unique artifact collection accessible throughout the game, Can U Dig It! teaches players about the ancient Maya culture while enthralling them in fun, thought-provoking puzzles.”

The single-player game encourages friendly competition both independently but also amongst players around the world via the Apple Game Center leader board embedded into Can U Dig It!. Featuring two play mode options, ‘Plan’ and ‘Dig,’ users can either strategically calculate moves or dig on the go while avoiding excavation tools and puzzle obstacles in the stunning, high-resolution site environments developed in part with FableVision Studios.

“We are very excited to have a part in the creation of Can U Dig It! following a successful partnership in developing the award-winning Mayan Mysteries,” said Gary Goldberger, president and co-founder of FableVision Studios. “We deeply appreciate Dig-It! Games’ commitment to designing interactive learning games that are geared toward the important middle school demographic, and this new app provides the type of fun, stimulating gameplaying experience these kids desire today.”

Following up on the story and adventure of 
Mayan Mysteries, in which Team Q members Charlie and Fiona track down an artifact-stealing thief, Can U Dig It! opens with a cinematic scene in a plane somewhere over Central America. With excavation tools at their side and critical thinking challenges in store, the experience makes for a highly interactive and engaging game, easy to pick up and dig right into adventure.

Can U Dig It! is available now for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch via the 
iTunes App Store.

About Dig-It! Games©
Dig-It! Games is an independent game developer dedicated to encouraging kids to explore the world around them.  At Dig-It! Games, we know that fun and learning can, and should, go hand in hand.

To learn more about Dig-It! Games, please visit

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

08/21/2013 - S2 Games to Reveal Strife at PAX Prime 2013

TMNT Co-Creator Kevin Eastman On-Hand For Strife Comic Collaboration And Signing

Kalamazoo, MI – August 20, 2013 – S2 Games, developers of the free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) Heroes of Newerth, today announced that they will be revealing their new MOBA, Strife, to the public for the first time at this year’s PAX Prime expo in Seattle.

From August 30 – September 2, Strife will be available to play and team members from S2 will be conducting demos of the game at booth #352 in the main hall. Monday, Sept. 2 will feature special guest, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator, Kevin Eastman who will reveal an exclusive preview of the Strife comic he and S2 have been working on. Eastman will be available for a signing and to answer questions.

Along with the playable game, the booth will feature behind-the-scene looks at Strife’s development, with live Q&A’s, discussions, and presentations each day of the show. There will also be plenty of giveaways for those who stop by, including exclusive preview versions of the comic.

For show-goers who want to spend more time with Strife, they should plan to visit The Strife Lounge at the Daily Grill located across the street from the convention center. While there, they’ll be able to take advantage of a special 20% off select Daily Grill offerings all-day. Fans should also mark their calendar for a special VIP event Sunday night at the Daily Grill and follow @S2Strife on Twitter for more details.

S2’s first MOBA, Heroes of Newerth, has a remarkable 15 million installs and over 2.5 million current registered players and the company is now ready to further evolve the genre with their new game, Strife. Refusing to be constrained by typical MOBA genre norms, S2 instead focused their knowledge and industry experience on a collaborative, engaging, enjoyable team PvP experience. Strife offers a rich experience that rewards everyone on the team for their role in victory.

Strife will be available this winter, promising a realm of conflict, competition and glory. For more information on Strife, visit
www.Strife.com, or follow along on Twitter (@S2Strife), Facebook (www.facebook.com/StrifeTheGame) and YouTube (YouTube.com/S2Strife).

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Monday, August 19, 2013

08/19/2013 - Vote for your Favorite NEOGEO Heroes in NEOX All Star Brawl
Vote for Your Favorite NEOGEO Heroes in the NEOGEO X ALL-STAR BRAWL

Over $1,000 in NEOGEO X prizes up for grabs

For the first time in history, 20 of the greatest NEOGEO heroes will duke it out head-to-head in the
NEOGEO X ALL-STAR BRAWL! Each day of the contest we'll announce a match-up between two classic characters. Featuring combatants from fan favorites such as:  METAL SLUGGAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES, LAST BLADE, ART OF FIGHTING, and more, it's up to you to decide the winner!

Vote at the polls for your favorite NEOGEO X fighter to enter a drawing with over $1,000 in prizes, including a chance to win the Grand Prize: the NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition entertainment system, NEOGEO X Mega Pack: Vol. 1, and a second NEOGEO X Arcade Stick! The
NEOGEO X ALL-STAR BRAWL contests has just commenced, so be sure to cast your vote for your favorite hero by visiting the official NEOGEO X Facebook page at:


Complete contest rules and eligibility requirements can be found at http://tommo.com/asb-rules/.

Your colleague at the next desk over just voted.  You're not seriously going to let them win, are you? That's what we thought. Get voting!

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Submitted by: E. Thomas

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