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Friday, November 29, 2013

11/29/2013 - Roadhouse Interactive Announces Partnership with Red Pig Games

VANCOUVER, BC November 29th 2013 - Roadhouse Interactive Ltd is pleased to announce that it will adapt and publish Shooting Cows, an exciting physics-based arcade puzzle game from South Korea’s Red Pig Games, on a global basis.

Shooting Cows will make its international debut on the PlayPhone network, which boasts a potential reach of over 800 million subscribers around the world.

The relationship with Red Pig Games stems directly from Roadhouse’s participation in a mission sponsored by the BC International Trade and Investment Office to the G-Star 2012 trade show in Busan. Red Pig Games was formed by a group of veteran South Korean game developers.

James Hursthouse, Roadhouse Interactive’s CEO, said “We are keen to partner with great developers from around the world and adapt awesome games from one market to another.  South Korea is a hotbed of great development talent. It’s great to be able to bring the game to a broad global audience.”

Teresa Wat, British Columbia’s Minister of International Trade, said, “We are very happy to see this collaboration between Canadian and Korean companies. British Columbia has a long history of supporting and hosting innovative game developers drawn here by our strategic location between Asia and the vibrant North American market for their products.”

In Shooting Cows, players navigate their way through 120 environments, both on earth and in outer space, as they help a group of cows defend their milk from hordes of invading aliens! The game uses an engaging and familiar slingshot game play mechanic and offers a range of characters and un-lockable mini games.
Shooting Cows will be launched globally in multiple formats and on several platforms over the next few months, with PlayPhone as the first major distribution channel. PlayPhone partners with global telecom carriers such as Verizon, AT&T and SingTel.

“PlayPhone is thrilled to be working with Roadhouse and believe that Shooting Cows is a fantastic game that will appeal to our global gaming community," said Anders Evju, CMO of PlayPhone. "We're looking forward to distributing Shooting Cows across our Carrier Game Stores that include over 800+ million customers."

About Roadhouse Interactive

Roadhouse Interactive is a Vancouver-based developer, operator and publisher of world-class games for tablets, smartphones and other connected devices.  Roadhouse’s management team is responsible for some of the most well-known game franchises of the past twenty-five years. Roadhouse continues to build industry-leading production, development and live game operations expertise. Projects include FREERIDE Ski Cross, an action sports game being published by Unity Games, Warhammer® 40,000™: Carnage, a side-scrolling action RPG set in the Warhammer® 40,000™ universe, and Elemental Power, a card battle game currently ranking among the top-five CCG on Kongregate.

For more information about Roadhouse, visit

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

11/26/2013 - Jimi Hendrix Coming to BandFuse Rock Legends

Exclusive Multi-Phased Partnership to Incorporate Hendrix as an In-Game Legend, Include Special Video Content and Bring 15 of His Greatest Songs to BandFuse: Rock Legends Music Store

CAMPBELL, CA – November 26, 2013 – Realta Entertainment Group and Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. announced today a multi-phased partnership that will bring the musical legacy of Jimi Hendrix to BandFuse: Rock Legends, the music video game where legendary rockers transform players into real world guitarists, bassists and vocalists.

As part of this partnership players will get access to 15 signature songs from the Jimi Hendrix catalogue, which will be rolled out starting in January 2014 as downloadable content in the BandFuse: Rock Legends Music Store.

Later in 2014, Hendrix will be integrated into the game as a rock legend, which will include interviews with present day guitar greats talking about Jimi Hendrix’s technique and experimental style paired with archival video footage from his illustrious career.

“Jimi was never afraid to go beyond the limitations of traditional guitar teachings, and when fans jump into BandFuse they will be amazed at how cool it is to learn to play guitar like Hendrix,” said Janie L. Hendrix, President/CEO of Experience Hendrix L.L.C. “The game provides players with the ability to play his exact sound, capturing the fuzz, feedback and tones that made his style legendary.”

Earlier this week BandFuse: Rock Legends was announced as the title sponsor for the eighth edition of the celebrated Experience Hendrix Tour set to launch in March 2014.  These special event performances represent an ongoing tribute to the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix. BandFuse: Rock Legends will have playable kiosks at each stop of the 20-city tour, giving attendees a hands-on experience. The tour features two of the in-game instructors from BandFuse: Rock Legends, metal legend Zakk Wylde and funk master Bootsy Collins.

“We are ecstatic to be working with the Jimi Hendrix team to bring his immensely explosive talent to BandFuse: Rock Legends,” said Jeff Marshall, Director of Artist Relations, Realta Entertainment. “He was an unparalleled musical genius whose collective guitar works continue to be relevant and influential to budding musicians and music lovers the world over.”

Seamlessly connecting real guitars, basses and microphones to game consoles, BandFuse: Rock Legends empowers players to jam to a fully unlocked library of hit songs from rock to metal and punk to funk, featuring 55 massive genre-jumping songs. BandFuse: Rock Legends features in-game guitar and bass guitar instruction by a platinum cast of musicians including master guitar instructor Slash joined by Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Bootsy Collins (Parliament/Funkadelic, Rubber Band), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), and Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom).

BandFuse: Rock Legends is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is now available in North America on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems and will be available in Japan December 19. A European release date will be announced soon. To learn more about BandFuse: Rock Legends, please visit
www.bandfuse.com, ‘Like’ it on Facebook, watch it on Twitch, and follow @BandFuse on Twitter.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

11/25/2013 - Nintendo Big Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

Nintendo's Thanksgiving Weekend Deals Feature New Bundles and Discounts

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 25, 2013 – Thanksgiving is all about spending time and having fun with family and friends. After eating a delicious turkey meal, what better way to change that tryptophan into a trip-to-fun than with an after-dinner serving of Nintendo? Starting this Thanksgiving weekend, Nintendo is offering a wide range of fantastic deals on both
Wii U and Nintendo 3DS that are sure to make this Thanksgiving holiday one to remember.

"This year, there is a dizzying amount of affordable Nintendo options for any holiday shopper looking to stock up on fun gifts for family and friends," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "And if there is ever a question of why shoppers should choose Wii U and Nintendo 3DS this holiday season, the answer is simple: Because it's Nintendo."

Each of the following deals will provide everyone with an extra helping of fun this Thanksgiving weekend:

Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

A Deal So Great It's Scary: A Cobalt Blue Nintendo 3DS system that comes installed with the well-received Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon game will sell at a suggested retail price of $169.99. (Nov. 28)

Walmart Black Friday Deal: Walmart will be offering a deal on the new Nintendo 2DS hand-held system at only $99.96. (Nov. 28)

Target Black Friday Deal: At Target, shoppers can pick up a Nintendo 3DS XL system for just $149.99. (Nov. 29)

Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts: Character-themed sales have been running in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U throughout the month of November. Over Thanksgiving weekend, a large selection of games starring some of Nintendo's most beloved characters will be on sale. Visit
http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more information.

Multiplayer Fun Over the Long Thanksgiving Weekend: The uproariously fun multiplayer game Nintendo Land f or Wii U comes packaged with a fun, green Luigi-themed Wii Remote Plus controller at a suggested retail price of $59.99. (Dec. 2)

Currently Available

A Mario and Luigi Thanksgiving: A new Mario and Luigi Wii U Deluxe Set that comes packaged with both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U games on one disc is now available at the low suggested retail price of $299.99.

Burn Off Those Thanksgiving Calories for Free: Running through the end of January, Wii U owners who also own a Wii Balance Board accessory can download a monthlong trial version of the full Wii Fit U game for free on Nintendo eShop. Users can keep Wii Fit U for as long they like by purchasing and syncing a Fit Meter accessory. A Fit Meter has many features of modern activity meters and is available at a suggested retail price of only $19.99.

Compete with Wii Sports Club: There is nothing more fun than playing a round of tennis or bowling with family and friends in Wii Sports Club, now available as individual downloads exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. In the coming months, Wii Sports Club will include three other sports from the original Wii Sports – baseball, boxing and golf. All sports feature HD graphics, enhanced controls and new features, such as community clubs. With a broadband Internet connection, players can be registered to state or regional clubs and will be able to send messages to one another via Miiverse during matches. With the addition of online multiplayer, users can even play Wii Sports Club with family members that can't make it home for the holidays. Wii U owners who download Wii Sports Club will get a free trial pass that will let them play any available sports for a 24-hour period from when the Wii Sports Club game was started. Once the trial period ends, players can purchase a Day Pass for $1.99 in the Nintendo eShop to play all available sports for a 24-hour period, or can buy permanent access to individual sports for $9.99 each.

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Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit
http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu and http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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