Friday, January 31, 2014
01/31/2014 - FPS Creater Reloaded adds Oculus Rift Support
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Today's new Reloaded Beta launch
sees the Oculus Rift device as an integral part of FPS Creator Reloaded. With a copy of FPS Creator Reloaded and an Oculus
Rift headset users can create their own game worlds and explore them immediately in full immersive Virtual Reality.
FPS Creator Reloaded adds Oculus Rift Support
Any game made in FPS Creator Reloaded can be saved out as a standalone executable and then, combined with the Oculus Rift
headset, you can experience what you've made in glorious stereoscopic. The scene pops out at you in the Rift and brings you
closer and more personal to the action.
Oculus Rift users are no longer restricted by what other developers are
creating. "Ever since the Oculus Rift was announced we knew it would be a great companion to FPS Creator Reloaded.
Gamers will have loads of fun creating levels and exploring them with the Oculus Rift." said Rick Vanner, Development
Director at The Game Creators.
Development of FPS Creator Reloaded continues apace. Along with Oculus Rift support
the new BETA V1.005 includes many new features including Saving standalone games, improved AI, 3D editing mode, player controls,
blood and damage indicators, flash light and many smaller fixes and improvements.
"Creating games within
your own virtual reality is like nothing you'll have experienced before. The sense of immersion you get from the Oculus Rift
is unbelievable" commented Lee Bamber, CEO and lead developer.
The FPS Creator Reloaded official website:
www.fpscreator.comSubmitted by: E. Thomas
01/30/2014 - New Castlevania LOS 2 Soundtrack Information
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Digital Entertainment, Inc. gears up for the launch of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on February 25, the publisher has released
a special video showcasing the recording of the game's orchestral soundtrack at the iconic Abbey Road studios in London.
Highly Anticipated Title Uses Largest Ever Orchestra for a Video Game Soundtrack
The new footage captures
Dave Cox, Producer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Studio Head of European Production for Konami Digital Entertainment
B.V., as he oversees the production of the game's soundtrack alongside composer Oscar Araujo. The acclaimed Araujo returns
to the series following the stunning reception to his Lords of Shadow score, and has produced an epic soundtrack for the new
Dave Cox details how he was introduced to Oscar, and how the talented Spaniard has worked closely with the
game to produce a musical 'heart' that is a fitting conclusion to the critically acclaimed series. The video also features
exclusive footage taken from the recording, while Araujo himself details the methodology he uses in the creation of the game's
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 soundtrack features the largest orchestra ever used in the production
of a video game, and spanned several weeks of recording. Araujo's soundtrack has been designed to showcase the conflict Dracula
feels, and the composer details why Abbey Road was important to the soundtrack for the PlayStation®3, Xbox 360 and Windows
To view the video, please visit: http://youtu.be/ECKQuy3o_2wFor more information, please visit: www.konami-castlevania.comSubmitted by: E. Thomas
01/31/2014 - Jets 'n' Guns Now Available on Steam
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Prague, Czech Republic – 31th February,
Jets'n'Guns now available on Steam
Independent team Rake In Grass is proud to inform you about releasing of our game Jets'n'Guns on Steam
Jets'n'Guns will be released on Steam at 5th February 2014.
Jets'n'Guns GOLD is a heavy piece
of ground shaking rock blasting action with graphics and special effects that will blow you eyes out! Enjoy yourself in almost-insane
action adventure of saving the universe from the deadly threat of more than 270 unique monsters in the campaign of 43 levels.
Stand as one-against-many armed with tons of different weapons of a devastating armament fitted into one of the awesome spaceships.
The main game features:
- 43 levels full of thrilling action, shooting and demolition
- more than 270 unique enemies including 16 boss monsters
- 70 different weapons
- upgrade your ship with 20 special
- superior graphic and particle effects enhancing the destruction
- more than one hour of breathtaking original
- new scenario in every level (deep space, jungle, undersea, lava planet...)
- fly in 12 different vessels,
even in a horrible boss ship
- combination of weapons give hundreds of possibilities how to equip your shipsounds and
sound-effects just like from a Hollywood movie
The game will be available for Windows PC, Mac OS X and
Linux. The release date is set to 5th February 2014.
More info at
http://www.rakeingrass.comGame's official site:
http://youtu.be/SA7WD7z3AVgSubmitted by: E. Thomas
Thursday, January 30, 2014
01/30/2014 - Sega Announces 2014 Virtua Fighter Tournament
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CUP” in Partnership with Level|Up Enters Its Second Year
SEGA ANNOUNCES 2014 VIRTUA FIGHTER TOURNAMENT
SAN FRANCISCO– January 30,
2014 – SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that it will once again host a Virtua Fighter™5
Final Showdown Tournament this year, continuing its partnership with Alex Valle and Level|Up. The 2014 “SEGA CUP”
tournament will take place in Los Angeles at the Super Arcade on April 26, 2014. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 16
players. Once again, the version for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will be used for the competition.
Last year’s tournament celebrated the legacy of the popular “fighting game fan’s fighter”
for the first time and saw player Fuudo, who previously won the Virtua Fighter EVO 2012 and Street Fighter IV EVO
2011 tournaments, emerging as the winner.
Based on the latest arcade version of the celebrated Virtua Fighter
5 series, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown launched in June 2012 for PlayStation®Network (PSN) and on the
Xbox Live online entertainment network for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
about how to participate in the “SEGA CUP” will be announced at a later date.
For more information
on the “SEGA CUP” please visit http://sega.com/segacupSubmitted by: E. Thomas
01/30/2014 - Mind Zero Available for Pre Order
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Mind Zero entering Your Mind This Spring
Enter a New State of Mind
30, 2014 Torrance, CA – Aksys Games is pleased to announce Mind Zero, a dungeon-crawler RPG for the PlayStation®Vita
handheld entertainment system, will be released via digital and retail channels in North America and digitally in Europe this
spring! Mind Zero will be available for purchase at $39.99 and is currently up for pre-order.
About Mind Zero
Mind Zero is an action-packed dungeon-crawler RPG for the PlayStation®Vita system. Play as Kei, a high
school student whose life turns upside down when he forms a contract with a “Mind,” a weapon/being with deadly
powers. With the government and other forces trailing him and his friends, Kei will need to discover the secret behind “Mind.”
Will these newfound powers help him or ultimately be his doom?
Control Your “Mind”
– As you and the rest of your party battle enemies, use your “Mind” to do your bidding – unleashing
powerful attacks and defending yourself from harm. Master skills and become even more powerful.
Crawling Action – Once you enter a dungeon, you will face a treacherous maze of monsters, all ready to devour
you. Make sure to prepare yourself before you step inside!
Discover Your “Mind” –
Each “Mind” has unique abilities; however, delving deeper into the mystery, you learn the dangers of these powerful
“monsters.” Are these “Minds” a blessing...or a curse?
About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video
game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural,
high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its talented staff. Its lineup of games includes
the Record of Agarest War series, Zero Escape: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning “Best Story/Writing”
Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (2012 GDC Awards “Best Story”
Nominee), the acclaimed BlazBlue fighting game series, and Muramasa Rebirth. More information about Aksys
Games and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.aksysgames.com.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/30/2014 - Putty Squad Coming to PS4 in Spring
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Putty Squad for PS4 Hits Shelves at $29.99 this Spring
Maximum Games brings back classic platformer with reimagined graphics and gameplay at lowest PS4 price point
The ballistic blue blob is back in the reinvented Putty Squad for PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 3,
and PlayStation® Vita. Due in stores on March 11, 2014, the retro title reemerges 20 years after its original release
at an unprecedented PS4™ price point of $29.99.
Adored for its indie-style, addictive gameplay, Putty Squad
returns to stretch, morph, and squish its way into the hearts of a new generation. The game, which had originally been developed
for the Amiga 1200 in the early 90s, gained a cult following when Commodore's 1994 bankruptcy halted the release of the game.
The title subsequently became a hit on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), though hardcore Amiga fans pined for
its rerelease for years.
Now, with a new tutorial mode, extensive World Progression Map, online leaderboards, brand
new time trial challenges and more, the title offers a significant value at just $29.99 for PS4™. The game boasts over
50 levels, which are equally entertaining for adults and kids.
“Putty Squad will have parents battling their
kids for console time,” jokes Len Ciciretto, president of Maximum Games, publishers of Putty Squad. “Once you
start, it’s hard to pull away.”
The story revolves around the stretching, flattening, and inflating
main character, Putty, who has been tasked with the challenge of rescuing his fellow imprisoned putties, all the while being
inundated with a slew of enemy attacks in the form of “Terminator” carrots and sword-wielding spacemen.
“Its wackiness is a huge part of the game’s charm, and it’s what the best games are made of – creativity.
It’s why two plumbers traveling through pipes to rescue a princess in a mushroom kingdom makes sense,” said Maximum
Games CEO, Christina Seelye.
“The return of Putty Squad has been a long time coming,” said John Twiddy,
Head of Development at System 3, creators of the game. “Fans and newcomers to the game will equally appreciate the redrawn
imagery, new features, and challenging gameplay.”
Indeed, Putty Squad has undergone a complete graphical
overhaul, and is revamped to appeal to retro-seekers as well as the modern gamer. Bonus additions include a Sticker Book that
allows players to collect and find hidden stickers throughout levels, star ratings, trophies, and unlockables.
wonderful to see this cult classic come back to the modern age," said Mark Cale, CEO of System 3. "For those who
weren't around in the time of the Amiga or SNES, now Putty Squad is made accessible for a new era of gamers."
Putty Squad is available for $29.99 March 11, 2014 on PS4™, PS3™ and PS Vita™, and has received a rating
of E10+ by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.maximumgames.comSubmitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
01/29/2014 - Hostile Waters Antaeus Rising Coming to Steam
5:23 pm pst
London 29 January 2013 - The ongoing launching
of the Funbox portfolio of titles continues this Thursday (30 January 2014) with the highly acclaimed launch on Steam of HOSTILE
WATERS: ANTAEUS RISING.
Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising Set to Release on Steam
With a Metacritic score of 80, HOSTILE WATERS: ANTAEUS RISING was launched to
critical acclaim and was one of the first great PC games of the millennium. Here are just a selection of the comments
at the time:-
With superb graphics, sound and music mixed together with immersive and challenging gameplay ….
Ensures this title has no weaknesses. The plot development and cinematics are simply in a class of their own.
This is a great mix of strategy and action and should keep most gamers well entertained.
The game's excellent story, action elements, de-emphasis on repetitive base building, and largely automated resource
collection ensure that even the most jaded real-time strategy player will find something fresh and exciting in Hostile Waters.
“This really is a high quality classic game that will be appreciated all over again by a new
generation of gamers” commented Darry Still, CEO Kiss Ltd. Mark Clemens, UK Sales Director Funbox, added “Hostile
Waters: Antaeus Rising really is a crown jewel and we have been looking forward to this game being relaunched”.
The SRP for Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising is $9.99 /£6.99 / €7.99 and is available for
digital download from all Steam and all other key retail vendor sites from Thursday 30 January 2014.
by: E. Thomas
01/29/2014 - Wii Fit U Free Trial Ends Friday
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Jan. 28, 2014 - Time is running
out for free fitness. Jan. 31 is the last day for Wii U owners who also have a Wii Balance Board to take advantage of Nintendo's
free trial offer of Wii Fit U. Anyone who downloads the trial of the game from the Nintendo eShop on or before Jan. 31 will get a full month to try
out the game from the date that it's first played.
FREE WII FIT U TRIAL OFFER IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE
Those who download the trial and want to keep using the
software indefinitely can purchase a Fit Meter and sync it to the game. Fit Meter accessories are available at a suggested
retail price of $19.99 each.
Other ways to purchase and play the game are as follows:
Wii Fit U bundle, which includes the game, the Wii Balance Board accessory and Fit Meter accessory, is
now available in stores at a suggested retail price of $89.99.
• People who already own a Wii Balance
Board can purchase Wii Fit U with a Fit Meter in stores at a suggested retail price of $49.99. Or (after
Jan. 31) they can download the game, without the Fit Meter, from the Nintendo eShop for $29.99.
For more information
about Wii Fit U, visit http://wiifitu.nintendo.com.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/29/2014 - R-Type II coming to iOS & Android
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R-TYPE II: coming soon to iOS & Android devices!
Paris, France – January 29, 2014 – DotEmu, developer
and publisher specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games, proudly announces the impending debut of R-Type II on
iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Initially developed and published by IREM in 1989, this shoot’em up quickly became
a classic in the arcade and on the Amiga, Atari ST and Gameboy.
Two years after R-Type, the Bydo Empire is back for more! Man your spaceship and take on the Bydo with new weapons
(Search Laser & Shotgun Laser) and a new bomb type. Collect a plethora of items and powers-up across various improved
sets and make your way to the top of the leaderboard.
the trailer here! http://bit.ly/1bxBaL3
R-Type II will soon be available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Get ready for an awesome challenge!
DotEmu, a publisher/developer has the mission to bridge the gap between the best of the old video games on today and tomorrow
devices: Flash, iPhone and PC. In May 2010, DotEmu opens its own gaming digital distribution shop and distributes today over
downloadable 200 titles. DotEmu has worked on several projects including Street Fighter II – Champion Edition on Adobe
Flash, R-Type, X-MEN and Another World on iPhone, and Boulder Dash on various platforms. Created in early 2007, DotEmu provides
service, technologies and products to customers in Europe, USA, and Japan.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
01/28/2013 - Paradox Announces Crusader Kinds II Rajas of India
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Strategy Gets Spicy
on the Subcontinent in the Latest Expansion for Crusader Kings II
Nirvana is Nigh! Paradox Announce Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
STOCKHOLM — January 28,
2014 — Chanting and spices waft across Europe on an easterly wind as the all-conquering siddhas of strategy
at Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio today announce Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India. Setting their
sights on the subcontinent, the fiery sixth expansion for the universally-acclaimed strategy/RPG Crusader Kings II
gets intimate with India and its pluralistic religions; Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Karma has been kind!
get a quick glimpse of the new map, watch the new teaser trailer:
Dust off your jewelled turban and defend dharma
as a mighty Indian Raja, conquering in the name of Indra! Raise war elephant units and fight in the dense jungle terrain.
Make Siddhartha proud as a Buddhist and advance your technology or maintain a harmonious stable realm as a Jain. Raid your
neighbors as a warlike Hindu of the Kshatriya caste!
Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India introduces a wealth
of new cultural and religious events that would appease even the ferocious goddess Kali, including meeting yogis and sadhus,
celebrating Diwali and thinking about your reincarnation. Be careful, the Wheel of Life keeps on turning and those karmic
forces can be equally cruel!
With all eyes on Hindustan, the map has been extended far to the east to encompass
hundreds of new provinces in Central Asia as well as opening up the ports of The Red Sea and Indian Ocean for navigation by
Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India will be available to download from digital portals this
spring 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.crusaderkings.comSubmitted by: E. Thomas
01/28/2014 - FPS Warriors 2 Steam Bundle Now LIVE
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NEW all-Steam bundle,
FPS Warriors 2, is now LIVE!
awesome first person shooter games, FPS Warriors 2 is packed with tons of fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled
single player and multiplayer action for just $3.99.
The FPS Warriors 2 bundle includes
Nuclear Dawn, Hard Reset Extended Edition, Painkiller Overdose, Painkiller Black Edition, AirBuccaneers, Zeno Clash 2, Zeno
Clash, and Chaser. Steam trading cards are available for AirBuccaneers, Nuclear Dawn, and Zeno Clash 2.
Priced at just $3.99 gamers will save 95% when buying this bundle compared to buying the games individually.
the bundle out at http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/fps-warriors-2-bundle/
Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/28/2014 - Bandfuse Rock Legends Jimi Hendrix DLC Now Available
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Experience Fully Playable Hendrix’s Songs “Fire” and “Love or Confusion,” Plus
Hits from Boston, Yes, Incubus, and More
BANDFUSE: ROCK LEGENDS MUSIC STORE AND FIRST DLC FEATURING JIMI HENDRIX
Campbell, CA — January 28, 2014 —
Realta Entertainment released today its new Music Store for BandFuse: Rock Legends,the music video
game designed by musicians for people who want to play music. The BandFuse: Rock Legends Music Store
offers users the ability to sort, listen to, and purchase DLC songs and backing tracks for play on Xbox 360 games and entertainment
system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
Watch it HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkqiSrgopXYThe BandFuse: Rock Legends Music Store
is headlined by Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire” and “Love or Confusion” from the album Are You Experienced
(1967), the first two of 15 signature songs coming to the game from the legend’s catalogue. The store also features
epic songs from The Offspring, Incubus, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boston, Yes, Blues Traveler, Filter, and Pantera. An expanded library
of backing tracks for players to create and record original music is also part of the DLC catalogue. Each downloadable
song comes with a music video, multi-instrument support and Lick Lab learning modules for $2.99, and each backing track is
Only on BandFuse: Rock Legends will aspiring musicians receive the unique opportunity
to learn to play like Jimi Hendrix. Gamers can now pick up a real guitar or bass and play ‘Fire’ and ‘Love
or Confusion’ with fully animated tablature, five difficulty levels, including the full lead and rhythm transcriptions,
and view specially selected Jimi Hendrix video footage while playing.
The new Music Store enables players to broaden
their musical experience with a wealth of content packed into each DLC track. Songs are playable on guitar, bass, and vocals
in single-player mode or multiplayer mode on five difficulty levels. Just like every song that comes on disc, each DLC song
is also paired with a specially picked video to accompany it. BandFuse: Rock Legends’ DLC
songs are fully integrated into all gameplay modes, including Lick Lab and Practice Mode.
The first BandFuse:
Rock Legends DLC tracks are:
The first BandFuse: Rock Legends backing tracks are:
- Jimi Hendrix “Love or Confusion”
- Blues Traveler “Run-Around”
- Boston “Foreplay/Long
“Hey Man, Nice Shot”
- Incubus “Pardon
- Lynyrd Skynyrd
- The Offspring “All I Want”
- Pantera “Cowboys
- Marcus Henderson “Funky Canon”
- Marcus Henderson “Jazzy Chill Groove”
- Marcus Henderson “Backing Beats Pack 1” (Three looping drum tracks)
Reigniting the music genre with the only true multiplayer experience on console,
supporting two guitars, a bass, and vocals, BandFuse: Rock Legends’stellar lineup of acclaimed
talent, authentic animated tablature, and lag-free audio unleashes a full band experience for players of all skill levels.
Players jam using authentic animated tablature and a fully unlocked library of 55 massive genre-jumping songs ranging from
rock to metal and punk to funk.
The platinum cast of musicians includes master guitar instructor Slash, Zakk
Wylde (Black Label Society), Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Bootsy Collins (Parliament-Funkadelic), George Lynch (Dokken,
Lynch Mob), Zoltán Báthory and Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), and Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom). Later
this year, Jimi Hendrix will be integrated into the game as a rock legend, which will include interviews with present day
guitar greats talking about his technique and experimental style paired with archival video footage from his illustrious career.
Only Guitar Center offers the ‘BandFuse: Rock Legends Guitar Bundle’ (MSRP $179.99), the exclusive, specially-priced starter pack for players
that includes a Fender Squier Bullet guitar, the BandFuse: Rock Legends video game (Xbox 360 or
PlayStation 3), and a BandFuse guitar cable. A list of participating Guitar Center locations can
be found HERE.
BandFuse: Rock Legends is rated T
for Teen by the ESRB and is out now in North America and Japan on Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and
PlayStation 3 system, and is available in North America and Japan with a European release coming soon. To learn more about
BandFuse: Rock Legends, please visit www.bandfuse.com/, ‘Like’ the game on Facebook, follow @BandFuse on Twitter and watch the dev team rock out on Twitch.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Monday, January 27, 2014
01/27/2014 - Madden NFL Predicts Super Bowl Winner
3:45 pm pst
BRONCOS CAPTURE LOMBARDI
TROPHY IN MADDEN NFL 25 SUPER BOWL PREDICTION
Manning Leads Denver to Dramatic Overtime Victory in Super Bowl XLVIII
GUILDFORD, UK. – Jan. 27, 2014 –
The Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) Madden NFL 25 Super Bowl Prediction is calling for
Peyton Manning to be the first ever quarterback to lead two different franchises to Super Bowl victories, with the Broncos
defeating the Seahawks 31-28 in overtime. A video of the matchup can be found here. The Madden NFL Super Bowl prediction has correctly forecast 8
of the past 10 Lombardi Trophy winners, and last year accurately called Baltimore’s large lead and San Francisco’s
furious comeback with the Ravens hanging on for the win.
The defenses of both the Broncos and Seahawks asserted
themselves early, as the offenses struggled to score points. Richard Sherman further bolstered his case as the best cornerback
in the game, returning an interception for a touchdown just before the half and sending the Seahawks to the locker room with
the momentum and a 10-7 lead.
The Denver offense shook off the cold New Jersey air and got hot in the second half,
with Peyton Manning attacking Richard Sherman and connecting with Demaryius Thomas for a 17-yard TD in the 3rd
quarter. Later in the quarter Knowshon Moreno added a goal line run to give Denver a 21-10 lead. Even though Steven Hauschka
managed a field goal as the period ended, the pendulum had clearly swung in the Broncos’ direction.
added a 24-yard touchdown to Wes Welker early in the 4th quarter, and Denver appeared ready to roll to their first
Super Bowl victory since 1998. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks weren’t willing to crown the Broncos just yet, as a touchdown
pass from Wilson to Golden Tate and a last-second 27-yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch pulled the Seahawks to within two
points, and the successful conversion knotted things up to send the contest to overtime.
shell-shocked from their 4th quarter collapse and Lynch’s Beast Mode run, steeled their resolve and stopped
the Seahawks on the first overtime possession, forcing a punt. The Broncos managed to advance the ball to the Seahawks’
30-yard line, but their drive stalled there and John Fox called in the kicking unit. Matt Prater, the record-holder for the
longest ever field goal in an NFL game, stepped in for his first attempt of the game and drilled a 48-yarder to seal the victory
and send Broncos fans around the world out of their seats with elation.
In addition to winning his second Super
Bowl ring Peyton Manning also earned MVP honors on the strength of his 322-yard, three touchdown performance. Demaryius Thomas
also had a monster game, hauling in 11 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown. The Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch was the game’s
top rusher, gashing the Denver defense for 109 yards and a touchdown.
The Madden NFL 25 Super Bowl prediction
is created by simulating the Super Bowl matchup with updated rosters on Xbox One®, the official game console of the NFL.
The Madden NFL 25 Super Bowl prediction is engineered by GMC®.
Madden NFL 25 is developed
in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, Xbox One,
the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 entertainment system and the PlayStation®4, as well
as on iPhone®, iPad® and Google Play. To learn more about Madden NFL 25, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl.
All player participation has been facilitated
by NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).
EA SPORTS is
one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive
technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion
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For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and
game apps, please visit www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/27/2014 - Square Enix launches Square Enix Collective
3:43 pm pst
Square Enix Launches Collective
to feature three projects from indie developers, Ruffian Games, Kitfox Games and Tuque Games
Square Enix today launches the pilot phase of its new community platform,
Square Enix Collective™.
Collective™ will showcase independently developed
game concepts direct to the gaming community, allowing the community to decide which concepts should become a reality. The
platform is initially launching with a pilot phase which starts today and will run for 28 days, showcasing three projects
from Ruffian Games (based in Dundee, working on Game of Glens), Kitfox Games (based in Montreal, working on Moon Hunters)
and Tuque Games (also based in Montreal, working on World War Machine).
“There are lots of really talented
small teams around the world with great game ideas. For those teams, getting visibility, momentum, funding and distribution
can be very tricky and that’s where we hope Collective can help,” said Phil Elliott, project lead on Collective.
The community will choose which projects they want to see go through to a crowdfunding process via a partnership with
world-leading crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. Projects which successfully raise funds may also find support from Square Enix
through the development process, and assistance in distributing the final project across leading digital channels once completed.
“It’s up to the teams how much or little help they want from Square Enix and it’s our opportunity
to help some fantastic games become a reality and uncover the development stars of the future,” continued Elliott.
The three teams taking part in the pilot phase of Collective will showcase three very different game concepts; Ruffian
Games was established in 2008 and has shipped a number of titles in the past, including Crackdown 2 with Microsoft. Kitfox
Games is a new developer, with its first game Shattered Planet set for release this March, while Tuque Games – also
a new developer – is hoping to launch its first title via Collective.
“We see Collective as an opportunity
to get Moon Hunters more coverage than we can get on our lonesome,” commented Tanya X Short, designer at Kitfox Games, “and really connect with potential fans that otherwise wouldn't hear
“Quite simply I think that Square Collective has the potential to make players happy. The initiative
gives players a voice to let Square Enix know which games they want to see get made and the power to influence the raw, early-stage
development process. That’s new, powerful and bold,” said Jeff Hattem, founder of Tuque Games. “I’m both excited and terrified to see how players will
react and what they have in store for game devs like us.”
“Ruffian Games is really excited to be involved
with Collective from launch, we think it’s a great idea that lowers the boundaries for smaller and more independent
developers to get new ideas in front of an experienced audience,” said James Cope, producer at Ruffian Games. “The benefits of being able to grow a following ahead of a crowd
funded campaign are clear but Collective gives an extra level of confidence and the options open to us for distribution in
the future are incredibly helpful.”
The platform has been created by web development agency Contra. More details on how the platform works are available on the Collective website.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/27/2014 - Beat Blasters III coming to PC, MAC and Linux
3:39 pm pst
Beat Blasters III Dances Towards Steam Release
meets platformer in strange lands for Windows, Mac, and Linux!
Jan 27, 2014 – Chainsawesome Games
(http://chainsawesomegames.com/) is stomping with the beat towards their first release on Steam with the
award winning BeatBlasters III, a unique platformer game that mixes rhythm with a funky fresh world full of colorful,
strange, characters and places. BeatBlasters III won Intel's LevelUp, Best in Sound award and features an
amazing soundtrack of dynamic music, changing based on your accuracy and maneuvers performed in the game. For a sneak peek
watch the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0St8TD6w78oTake control of Joey or Gina, two beat loving kids with some
amazing powers (and totally different music) as they save the inhabitants of the town of Accapella from the music hating butcher.
Armed with their three powers they will protect and aid the denizens of this strange land; for right, justice, and the freedom
to listen to some killer tunes.
Each character in Beat Blasters III has unique music as well as a unique
special power to aid them on their quest. Each character also shares the same three main abilities, an attack power, a shield
bubble, and jet boots. Each use of these items depletes their energy, which is recharged through accurate rhythm tapping.
However, while building energy the heroes are unable to attack or defend themselves, making the pacing of energy growth and
decline a frantic battle of the bands. Every level and battle is a totally unique experience, keeping the game fresh as the
kids attempt to reach The Butcher and end his reign of silence. The better you do on each level the more stars you'll earn
towards unlocking 8 different weapons to use in your battle against silence.
BeatBlasters III is a fun
for all ages romp through a crazy world with amazing tunes and completely original gameplay. Winner of the LevelUp Best in
Sound award it will truly knock your socks off. Learn more at http://chainsawesomegames.com/beatblasters-iii/ABOUT CHAINSAWESOME GAMES
Games is a small Quebec based studio focusing on innovative design and awesome gameplay. BeatBlasters III is their first major
release in which they look forward to bringing you into a musical, whimsical, and otherwise very strange world. More information
at www.chainsawesomegames.comSubmitted by: E. Thomas