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Friday, December 27, 2013

12/27/2013 - Mod Database Presents Mod of the Year Awards
Presenting the 2013 Mod of the Year

Melbourne - December 27, 2013 - As yet another year reaches its end, it is time to crown the 2013 Mod of the Year after 141,000 players choice votes. Usually the results are controversial and fiercely debated by the modding community, but it is hard to deny the universal praise the mod "Just Cause 2: Multiplayer" has received.

Modding is all about morphing already amazing games into something different, quirky, better and all of this years winners did just that. The final top 10 includes:

10. Wyrmstooth
9. Fallout: Project Brazil
8. A Clash of Kings
7. Crusader Kings 2: Thrones
6. Underhell
5. Project Reality: Battlefield 2
4. Brutal Doom
3. Rise of the Reds
2. No More Room in Hell
1. Just Cause 2: Multiplayer

Huge thanks to all modders and supporters of the awards who recognize the work these developers dedicate to their craft. Read the full results, editors choice and best upcoming winners.
About ModDB

Mod DB is the premiere online community that unites developers, players and their ideas, empowering them to shape the games we play. Mods provide new and exciting options for gamers, and Mod DB is the largest website for players and developers who want to create and play something different. For more information please visit http://www.moddb.com

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12/27/2013 - iKoid.com Offers Holiday Themed Bundle
ikoid.com releases a lighthearted Android games bundle for this holiday season

December 27, 2013 - Following the success of “Numero Uno” and “Mind over Matter”, ikoid.com has just released “Sheepmas Holidays”, their latest Android gaming bundle proposing 5 games hand-picked for this Christmas holiday season for less than $1.

The Sheepmas Holidays Bundle brings Android gamers a fun and lighthearted collection of arcade, action and brain-teasing games for their mobile and tablet devices. Two of the games start off locked. Under the share-what-you-want model introduced by ikoid.com, Naughty Bricks will be unlocked once 50 likes or tweets or +1’s happen, while the threshold for unlocking Kings Can Fly is set at 100 shares in any of those social media sites. The games in this bundle are worth $5.98, which means Android gamers will save over 83% off the usual retail price by buying the bundle (once all games are unlocked).

With the recent introduction of giftable Android bundles, ikoid.com makes it possible for gamers to purchase the bundle as a redeemable key, which can be redeemed by any user at any time, including after the bundle deal is over. This functionality arrives just on time to make it easier to give the gift of Android gaming this season.

For just $0.99 Android gamers will get:

Color Sheep: Color Sheep is a fast-paced arcade game in which players change Woolson’s color to match oncoming wolves by mixing different intensities of red, green, and blue light. When Woolson is charged, tap him to release an incinerating laser blast! Magical items dropped by enemies summon fantastical nature spells to protect Woolson and smite the evil lupine invaders.

Orion’s Forge: Orion's Forge is a brain-teasing puzzle in which new stars are formed by guiding energy to each level’s star launcher. Players manipulate the path of energy by moving magnetic towers around the forge. The towers come in two polarities: push and pull. You must carefully adjust the magnetic field to avoid collisions with obstacles like black holes.

LEVEL 22: Gary’s Misadventures: Gary is an office worker who oversleeps after a drunken night out in town. Here’s where it gets tricky, because this isn’t the first time Gary’s been late for work, and he could be fired if he’s spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he’ll have to prove he’s smart and sneaky enough to make his way up all the 22 floors between him and his office without being seen.

Naughty Bricks: Naughty Bricks is a cheeky puzzle game set to test you with a series of increasingly complex conundrums. At each stage you get one shot at launching the sun in an attempt to clear all of the bricks. You need to plan your shot carefully to make sure you are ricocheting in such a way as to take out every brick, because if the sun sails off into space without taking out the last brick then... the Earth is lost!

Kings Can Fly: Kings Can Fly is a fun and lighthearted puzzle game where you build wind fans to guide the King’s airships through puzzles.Though the pace is relaxed, the characters are loveable and the puzzles start out easy, Kings Can Fly will soon have your brain sweating as you try to fly the King through his maze-like kingdom. You need a good eye and sharp wits to navigate the towering mountains, spiked gates and dangerous whirlwinds you encounter on the way.

Sheepmas Holidays contains five awesome indie Android games and is available to purchase now at
www.ikoid.com for $0.99. Android gamers should be quick as this bundle is available for a limited time only.

About ikoid.com

ikoid.com is a store that sells Android games for download. Partnering with dozens of indie game developers and small publishers, ikoid.com offers quality Android games discounted up to 90% in bundles of 4-6 games released every fortnight. Having debuted on November 22, 2013, ikoid.com continues to seek new developers, partners, and high-traffic affiliates. For more information please visit
www.ikoid.com.

Join us at
Google Plus:
https://plus.google.com/+Ikoid/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ikoidcom/646321538719756
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ikoid

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

12/26/2013 - New Trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix
New Trailer Unveiled for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX

SQUARE ENIX today released a new trailer for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX from the recent Jump Festa event that took place in Japan. Picking up from where KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX ends, the trailer features fan-favorite characters like Sora, Roxas, Riku and Naminé alongside the Disney cast including Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Hercules, King Mickey, Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean) and others – now in stunning high-definition graphics.

The trailer can be viewed on
YouTube.

Related Links
Official Homepage: 
www.kingdomhearts.com
Official Facebook® Page: http://www.facebook.com/kingdomhearts 
Official Twitter®:
@KINGDOMHEARTS

About KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX
Planned for a 2014 release, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX is a fully remastered HD compilation of the PlayStation ®2 computer entertainment system title KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system title KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX. Both, previously exclusive to the Japanese market, will be available for the first time in the Americas for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Theatrical cut-scenes from the Nintendo DS™ title KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded will also be included in the compilation.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at
www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. 
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

12/25/20134 - Classic Christmas Video Game Commercials

Classic Christmas Video Game Commercial Collection

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Celebrate the Holidays with this nice collection of classic Christmas themed video game commercials! Our collection includes over 35 TV spots from around the world. All your favorite companies are here to wish you a Merry Christmas. See classic TV spots from Atari, Nintendo Sega and Sony.

WATCH THE VIDEOS HERE (LINK)

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

12/24/2013 - G5's Secret Society gets Major Update Today
G5's The Secret Society® Gets A Winter Update On Kindle Fire Today  - FREE Download


Match-3 mini-game, 100 new quests, 16 new collections, Christmas Eve scene and so much more to keep you entertained for hours on end this Holiday Season

San Francisco, California - December 24, 2013 - G5 Entertainment and MyTona today launched a Holiday Update for The Secret Society® - Hidden Mystery on Kindle Fire. The version 1.7 adds so much more fun to the beloved hidden object adventure with a match-3 mini-game (drag and swap shining gems to make a match of at least three in a row), 100 new quests, 16 new collections, a Christmas Eve scene and special energies such as ginger breads or punch.

This update also brings a fresh twist to the story. The new character, journalist Rachel Fox, will arrive at your place. She writes articles about strange phenomena that exceed the limits of common sense and cannot be logically explained. Her desire to report on uncommon subjects is due to the fact that something unusual happened in her past - something that made her believe in the impossible. And she is very interested in the Order. But you should not let her reveal the truth!

What's New in Version 1.7:

Happy holidays to all Secret Keepers! Download this free update and see what surprises await you!

- New match 3 mini-game: swap and match gems to get 3 in a row!
- Open a new location - just in time for Christmas!
- 100 new quests - no time to waste, get on them right now
- 16 new collections - new challenges for you and your friends!
- Get the unique Amulet of Santa - and see what happens!

The holiday spirit is in the air - get holiday energy drinks, earn holiday talismans, enjoy a holiday avatar and table decorations.
Happy holidays to one and all!

About the game:

In The Secret Society - Hidden Mystery you join the Order of Seekers, a secret society of people with a unique ability to move inside magic worlds. You travel through photographs in search for clues to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of your missing uncle, and to prevent the dangers threatening the entire Secret Society. You will look for myriad of clues in photographs you move within. These clues, if gathered together with others, will expand even further the world you're traveling and serve to help you unravel the mysteries you're tasked with. Some of these puzzles are harder than others, but on the whole, you will find The Secret Society - Hidden Mystery polished and addictive.

The game offers a completely engaging and wholly entertaining experience. Exploring the pictures is done via a map, which shows all of the pictures you can visit. You'll unlock additional pictures as you progress. When you enter a picture you're given a list of items - sometimes listed in text form, other times as silhouettes, sometimes one, sometimes a piece that's broken into a multiple - and you'll need to find them before time runs out. You will be revisiting the same pictures, but as you progress the challenges will get more diabolical as you will have to find more and more items in a very short allotted time. In addition you will play puzzle games such as memory, pipes or a maze to find additional pieces.

There's a whole range of different helpful items and powerups, which includes everything from hints that point out objects you can't find to flashlights that light up the night time levels. You'll collect these as you complete rooms, but they can also be purchased with the game's premium currency. Take advantage of a compass that will locate the item, dynamite that will clear it from your list, pocket watch that will add time if you cannot complete a level within allowed minutes. Other power ups include ancient talismans, tools, food and drinks that you can purchase from within the game with coins you collect while playing the scenes or via in-app purchases. Collect all of the awards, to level up quicker; share your progress with friends and get special bonuses.

Meet interesting characters, fulfill engaging missions, discover new magic worlds and learn the secrets of the Order of Seekers. The fantastic blend of hidden object tasks and puzzles in The Secret Society - Hidden Mystery will entertain the avid adventure, hidden object and puzzle gamers. 

The game is developed by MyTona and published by G5 Entertainment.

Key Features:
● Nearly 1300 quests to keep you entertained for hours
● New match 3 mini-game: swap and match gems to get 3 in a row!
● 20 amazing locations full of interesting characters
● 195+ сollections of hidden objects to piece together
● 65 items to purchase throughout your secret mission
● Regular updates with additional quests and more

Game trailer:
The Secret Society® - Hidden Mystery 1.7 Update for Kindle Fire

When:  Today, December 24, 2013

Where:
Amazon Appstore :
The Secret Society® - Hidden Mystery for Kindle Fire

The game is also available on  iOS and Google Play.

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12/24/2013 -
SEGA Celebrates the Season with Spectacular Blue Holiday Sale for Mobile Titles


SEGA celebrates the holidays with a special “blue” holiday sale as five popular mobile titles featuring the iconic blue hedgehog himself, Sonic the Hedgehog, race through the season at a special discount price, including free! 

Until January 1, 2014, fans may leap to new heights with Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles by downloading  Sonic Jump iOS, Google Play and the Amazon App Store during this limited-time event. 

But that’s just the beginning. During the sale window of time, gamers can also take advantage of up to an 80% discount on additional Sonic titles for their mobile/tablet: 

Sonic CD: Join Sonic in this critically acclaimed mobile version of the classic SEGA CD platformer as he travels to the distant shores of Never Lake to battle his arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman. Originally priced at $2.99 (Euro 2.69 / £1.99), Sonic CD will be available for $0.99 (Euro 0.89, £0.69) for both iOS, Google Play and the Amazon App Store.

Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing: Start your engines and get ready for the ride of a lifetime with team Sonic and a cast of legendary SEGA heroes across land, sea, and air in amazing transformable vehicles as they battle for first place at the finish line. Originally priced at $1.99 (Euro 1.79, £1.49), Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing will be available for the low price of $0.99 (Euro 0.89, £0.69) for both iOS, Google Play and the Amazon App Store.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I: Inspired by the classic platforming gameplay that made Sonic an icon, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is the sequel fans have waited over 16 years for. Originally priced at $4.99 (Euro 4.49, £2.99), Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I will be available for $0.99 (Euro 0.89, £0.69) on iOS, Google Play and the Amazon App Store.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II: The sequel to Episode I finds Sonic facing a new threat with the return of Metal Sonic, who has formed a deadly alliance with Dr. Eggman. Join with Tails and race across four brand new Zones to save the day. Originally priced at $4.99 (Euro 4.49, £2.99), Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II will be available for $0.99 (Euro 0.89, £0.69) for iOS, Google Play and the Amazon App Store. 

Just in time for the holiday break, fans will have an opportunity to fill their stockings with a bevy of virtual goodness. 

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12/23/2013 - Gaijin Games celebrates five year anniversary
Gaijin Games celebrates five-year anniversary with massive sale, questionable cake

Mars-December 23, 2013-Gaijin Games, makers of fine wares such as Runner2 and the BIT.TRIP series, come to you today with a very special announcement. After selling well over a million games, winning all sorts of awards, and appearing in the Guinness Book of World Records (the legit one-not just the Gamer's Edition!), Gaijin Games is celebrating their five-year anniversary!* In video game industry terms, that’s approximately eight billion years!

When debating how best to celebrate the occasion, we decided that offering all of our games for ridiculously cheap was the best route (we also made a cake that’s probably a little too NSFW to include in this email). From now until the end of the
Steam holiday sale, you can purchase:
  • BEAT, CORE, VOID, RUNNER, and FATE for $0.99 each
  • The soundtracks of the aforementioned games for $1.01 each. Yay for weird prices!
  • Runner2 for $2.50
  • The soundtrack of the aforementioned game for $1.99
  • A bundle with all of our games and soundtracks (excluding FLUX, which hasn’t been released on PC just yet) for $10.14. Hey, another weird price!
  • All sorts of other little bundles and things for super low prices!
If that doesn’t satiate your appetite for cheap things, you’ll also be pleased to hear that BIT.TRIP RUN! is currently only $1.99! That’s a whole 50% off!

And one last thing before I set you free. Just in time to be late for the holiday season, we put some super rad CommanderVideo maquettes up for sale on Amazon! Here’s a link to
one of them! Here’s a link to the other one of them!

Since we're in the giving mood,
here's a GIF of co-founder Alex Neuse being shot directly in the glasses with a Nerf dart.

Thanks so much for an amazing five years, and here’s to another five-thousand more!

*FUN FACT: We actually meant to announce our five-year anniversary earlier in the week, but we got caught up in the madness of the holiday season!

ABOUT GAIJIN GAMES
Gaijin Games is an award-winning San Francisco- and Santa Cruz-based video game development studio that focuses on making unique gaming experiences for discerning humans. Founded by Genuine Men, Alex Neuse and Mike Roush, Gaijin Games has been responsible for tickling the world with its rhythm-music eccentricities since 2008 with their IGF award-winning BIT.TRIP series and the console version of the IGF award- winning lilt line. In addition to rhythm-music stylings, Gaijin Games has also branched out into the puzzle genre with their Robotube brand, recently launching BlokTonik for the iPad. Moving forward, Gaijin Games aims to bring their special brand of entertainment to all platforms, console and otherwise. More information about the studio can be found at
www.gaijingames.com.  

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12/23/2013 - New Free to Play MMORPG Leage of Angels coming in January
NEW FREE-TO-PLAY MMORPG LEAGUE OF ANGELS SLATED FOR JANUARY RELEASE

R2Games announces global launch of their latest browser-based MMORPG League of Angels.

[Dec.23, 2013] – Global online games publisher Reality Squared Games (R2Games) recently publicized the upcoming release of their next game: League of Angels, projected for January 10th.

Developed by UZUU, League of Angels is a hybrid turn-based fantasy MMORPG/strategy game. Combining aspects of multiplayer games with a few new twists, League of Angels brings a unique flair to browser gaming – in addition to embarking on engaging quests, dominating in massive PvP and outwitting fierce events, players can also seek out and train angels and collect rewards from minigame challenges. With a selection of 2 unique classes, players set off on a journey to re-awaken the Angels to bring peace back to a broken world.

The story takes place in a fallen world, where Angels that once brought wisdom and guidance have long ago been cast down, stripped of their powers and trapped into a dreamless slumber. Refusing to give in to despair, great heroes known as the Brave arose to fight back and uncover the secret to re-awakening the Angels. Recruit and train allies, craft powerful equipment, and seek out Angels to fight side by side to save the world.

The newly launched game will also hold special events for players to win various rewards. Further details are to be shared shortly on the official League of Angels site:
http://loa.r2games.com/

R2Games has also teased at a having leading cosplayers portray some of the titular Angels from the game. Those interested in seeing live versions of their favorite Angels can sign up to the newsletter for the latest updates and cosplays here.

About R2Games
R2Games is a global online game publisher specializing in microtransaction-based, free-to-play browser and mobile games. The company primarily works with development teams whose games appeal to wide audiences. R2Games' growing portfolio includes hits like Wartune, Eternal Saga, Dragon Pals and Excalibur: Knights of the King. The company manages all marketing and PR, locates distribution channels, and carries out day-to-day operations including customer support, community management, promotion/event design and implementation.

Website:
http://www.r2games.com/

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12/23/2013 - Hartacon Tactics demo available for PC
Hartacon Tactics demo available for PC.

December 23, 2013 – Charlie Fleed, independent developer from Italy, released today the first demo of his strategy turn-based RPG: Hartacon Tactics.

Originally planned just for X360, Hartacon Tactics is being developed also for a PC release and a demo is now available at
http://www.indiedb.com/games/hartacon-tactics. It features 3 fully animated characters, tens of skills, weapons, protections, and several isometric maps where players can challenge each other in friendly battles or play against the sophisticated A.I.

Support Hartacon Tactics and send your feedback at the official facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/HartaconTactics

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