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Saturday, September 7, 2013

09/06/2013 - Gaming Superstar Day9 Joins Artillery

Gaming Superstar Day9 Joins Artillery

Gaming Personality, Sean “Day9” Plott and Eric Burkhart Bring Expertise to Rising Startup

Palo Alto, CA – September 5, 2013 – Artillery, the Silicon Valley startup that is turning the modern web browser into a gaming console, today announced that Sean “Day9” Plott, a prominent figure in the global gaming and eSports community, has joined Artillery as Head of Games along with co-founder Eric Burkhart as Head of Growth. Plott and Burkhart will team with Artillery’s existing lineup of world class talent including a number of former Google and Facebook employees to help execute Artillery’s vision to transform the browser into a gaming console.

Plott, known as Day9 to industry followers, is a major influencer and high-ranking member of the eSports and StarCraft gaming communities with millions of loyal fans. He is a former professional StarCraft player and continues to act as an eSports commentator for several high profile eSports tournaments worldwide.

“We are thrilled to have Sean and Eric onboard,” said Ankur Pansari, chief executive officer at Artillery. “Sean is a major influencer in the StarCraft and eSports communities and it is a huge sign of validation that he is joining our team.”

“Artillery is the only company who can deliver graphically intensive, rich gameplay in the browser,” said Plott. “As a long time player of real-time strategy games, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the team creating an incredible experience using Artillery’s ground-breaking technology.”

Plott will provide valuable leadership in the development of Artillery’s first game title as well as offering vital community insight. He will also be instrumental in driving Artillery’s vision to cultivate a platform for gaming.

Plott has been recognized in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Entertainment and attracts more than 5 million monthly views to his daily videos, The Day9 Daily, through his production outlet Day9TV.

About Day9.tv:

Day9TV is an interactive media company founded in 2010 by Sean Plott and Eric Burkhart and offers content on topics that matter to the serious gamer. The flagship “Day9 Daily” is an internet television show streamed live Monday through Thursday. The host of the show, Sean “Day9” Plott, offers his personal reflections on competitive StarCraft strategy and the eSports scene. The show is viewed more than 5 million times a month.

About Artillery:

Artillery is a team of passionate gamers that is turning the modern web browser into a gaming console using HTML5 technology. Artillery’s world class team is comprised of a brain trust of former Google and Facebook engineers focused on solving seemingly impossible game development hurdles and includes long standing and high ranking gaming and eSports community members. The company is based in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, please visit www.artillery.com

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Friday, September 6, 2013

09/06/2013 - GTA V Official Site Update Security Fitness & Entertainment
GTAV Official Site Update: Security, Fitness & Entertainment

The Los Santos & Blaine County Visitors Travelogue has just been updated with special new sections highlighting why this west coast destination is a fitness buff's paradise, along with an overview on law enforcement and security for your peace of mind, and previews of the exciting music and television entertainment in store this fall...

Security & Peace of Mind
The Los Santos Police Department is famous for tackling crime in the most aggressive and unhinged way possible, while private security firms like Gruppe 6 and Merryweather Security have a financial interest in saving your assets. Sponsored by Ammu-Nation – Protecting Your Rights.

Fitness & Relaxation
Vanity is at an all-time high and we're an athlete and fitness buff's paradise. Fancy a bit of tennis? We've got world class courts and stiff competition. Into cycling? Grab a bike for a lovely ride along the Los Santos beachfront or a punishing path through the mountains and hillsides of Blaine County. Or take part in a challenging triathlon of swimming, running and biking designed to pit egomaniacs against each other in a test of who exercises professionally the best. Sponsored by EGO CHASER Energy Bars - an energy bar that's all about you. Watch the commercial!

Exciting Music & Entertainment 
For those stuck in traffic, tune in to the Los Santos radio dial for a wide range of music styles to choose from - check out radio station previews of Radio Los Santos and Channel X plus Rebel Radio, East Los FM, West Coast Classics, Fly Lo FM and Vinewood Boulevard Radio. Stay tuned for more radio station previews to come.

In the Home Entertainment section, you can watch a
special preview of CNT's Fall TV Line Up, with clips from The Underbelly of Paradise, Impotent Rage and Moorehead Rides Again as well as a sneak preview of Kung Fu Rainbow Lazer Force, the upper-middle class super hero team coming to Weazel TV’s family values entertainment programming this fall.

This week's update also includes brand new artwork of Lester (who you might have noticed a few times in
the latest Official Trailer and in an awkward moment during the GTA Online Gameplay Video) added to the Art & Downloads page - plus 8 new screenshots of surf, skies, racing, riding and gunning all added to the Screens page.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

09/05/2013 - YoYo Games Publishes 6 Titles for Launch of Google Chrome Apps
YoYo Games Publishes Six Video Game Titles for Today’s Launch of Google Chrome Apps

Dundee, Scotland and San Francisco, Calif. – September 5, 2013 – YoYo Games today announces that it has published six video game titles as Google Chrome Apps and all are available now on the Chrome Web Store. Chrome Apps are a new kind of highly interactive app that take advantage of the latest web technologies, work offline, can be launched from an app launcher outside of the browser, are always up to date, hold your place across all of your computers and work with your computer hardware.

YoYo Games’ Chrome Apps can be found in the Chrome Web Store for $0.99. Google Chrome Apps are initially for Chrome users on Windows and Chrome OS with OS X Support arriving in the next Chrome release.

YoYo Games’ Chrome Apps launched today include:

Froad is a family-friendly game featuring a little character that’s a mix between a frog and a toad. Players need to help Froad lash his tongue to catch his favorite bugs and avoid the bees in this simple yet addictive single tap game. Froad features more than 60 achievements to unlock and six leader boards.

Simply Poker Squares
In Simply Poker Squares, the rules couldn’t be simpler; build as many poker hands on a five by five grid of squares from a deck of 25 cards. That’s it! Whether you’re new to Poker or a seasoned veteran you’ll find yourself hooked on getting the perfect game.

Rick O'Shea
Rick O’Shea is a human cannonball who performs death defying stunts for the crowd. Players must control Rick and steer him around using cannons to avoid dangers such as timed spikes and shark pools, all so that Rick can reach the exit of each level. Each cannon is static so the player can only control the rotation before firing our hero in the desired direction. Once fired Rick will ricochet off ceilings, walls and floors until he reaches another cannon or the exit.

Skydiver Drop Zone
This sequel to Skydiver Mach II will test your nerves in this simple yet addictive split-second reaction game. Tap and hold to free fall, release as close to the line as you dare and then guide your Skydiver into the drop zone. The Closer to the line you release, the most points players earn.

Super Snake
The snakes are hungry and the chickens are slow, feed your snake to help it grow!
Eat your way through 100 levels of puzzles, power-ups and poultry, spanning five wonderfully wicked worlds in this unique and modern take on the classic game of snake!

They Need to Be Fed
Players need to feed the monsters in this beautiful 360-degree gravity-based platformer by running and jumping through 11 crazy worlds, avoiding many dangers and collecting the diamonds. This media darling features more than 80 levels to complete and 36 achievements to unlock.

For more information about Chrome Apps, please visit

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

09/04/2013 - Dubstep Gun Remix Pack for Saints Row IV
Dubstep Gun (Remix) Pack for Saints Row IV - Style your Wub Wub

Deep Silver and Volition release a new music themed skin pack for the Dubstep Gun this week, available for $2.99.

Take a bullet-laden trip through musical history and load your Dubstep Gun with four different (music) styles!

Get the crowd off its feet with the power of oompah brass band music and paint your Dubstep Gun in Bavarian white and blue - just in time for the launch of the Oktoberfest later this month!

Set those hepcats a-swinging with big band groove - or get ready to thrash in the mosh pit with some head bangin' death metal!

Or, let your refined side indulge in some classical music, just as @EmperorZinyak would enjoy it!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

09/03/2013 - Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Now Available

SAN FRANCISCO – September 3, 2013 - SEGA® of America Inc. and Disney Interactive today announced Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, the 3D reimagining of the original 1991 SEGA® Genesis classic is now available for download. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is available worldwide for digital download today for PlayStation®Network and tomorrow, September 4th on the Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft for Xbox 360, and for Windows PC digital download for $14.99USD/£ 9.99/€14.99.

“We enjoyed working closely with Disney Interactive to update this classic title,” said John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. Whether they played the original on the SEGA Genesis or just discovering it for the first time, we really hope the fans will find our re-imagining of Castle of Illusion a magical experience.”
Mickey Mouse returns to star in a magical Disney adventure with all-new HD graphics and gameplay. Experience a world of enchantment as Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his world to life. When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusion and journey through five fantastical worlds to rescue Minnie. Gather your courage and take on hordes of rebellious toys, traverse enchanted forests and navigate mazes of living books to save Minnie from Mizrabel’s evil clutches.

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