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Friday, February 7, 2014

02/07/2014 - SEGA Launches New Multiplatform Franchise Strategy for Sonic The Hedgehog

First Ever CG Animated Television Series, New Western Video Game Developers, and Robust Licensing Program Introduce A New Look for Sonic and Friends

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO – For more than two decades Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons, with over 70 video game titles, four animated series, and an extensive global merchandising line to his name.  This year SEGA® is excited to introduce a new branch of the Sonic universe, entitled Sonic Boom , that will debut a new look for Sonic and friends and launch their first-ever CG animated television series, new videogames for Wii U™ system and Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and a new toy line.  The creative driving forces behind these projects are working together with SEGA to kick-start a global campaign for Sonic Boom ™ that will excite and engage new and existing fans across a variety of platforms.

Sonic Boom’s visual identity includes character designs inspired by the abilities and unique personalities of each of the characters while still maintaining the core identity and values of the Sonic brand.  The rich worlds of the TV series and videogame will share a common narrative and a number of location and stylistic similarities reflecting full collaboration between videogame, TV series partners and SEGA from the outset.

The Sonic Boom television series, coproduced by SEGA of America Inc. and OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France during the 2014/2015 season.  The series is an ensemble comedy consisting of 52 x 11-minute standalone episodes packed full of high-adrenaline action.  Every episode starts from a small character-driven story and explodes into an epic tale of saving the world, robot battles and more.

Serving as a prequel to the stories revealed in the TV series the Sonic Boom video game will deliver a totally different experience to previous Sonic games with collaborative gameplay at its core.  Developed in the U.S by California based Big Red Button Entertainment (Wii U™) and Sanzaru Games (Nintendo 3DS™) in collaboration with Sonic Team, this is the third title to be released as part of an exclusive deal with Nintendo®.  Sonic Boom will take advantage of the innovative hardware of both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, with traditional elements of Sonic games, such as speed, also featured.  The videogame will also introduce exploration, combat and a new Enerbeam tether mechanic that will allow the Sonic Boom world to be discovered in totally unique ways.

Sonic Boom will be supported by a robust global licensing and merchandising program, anchored by new master toy partner TOMY. TOMY’s line will showcase the new character looks, stressing interaction between core characters, and will feature new play patterns based on both the new game and TV series.  TOMY will develop a comprehensive toy range across a broad number of categories including plush, action figures, RC, role play, vehicles and novelty. Sonic fans can expect a high-quality, collectible toy line fueled by TOMY innovation and energized with speed, lights, sounds, motion-activation and action-performance.  SEGA will launch a broad licensing program across multiple categories including toys, apparel, publishing, accessories, food and beverage and more – making this one of the biggest license initiatives SEGA has undertaken in recent years.  The company will enlist many of its current partners who have had tremendous success with Sonic over the past years while seeking new licensees to join this exciting new Sonic licensing program.

“SEGA is constantly looking to feed the appetite of Sonic fans, new and existing alike” commented Hiroyuki Miyazaki, SEGA’s Chief Content Officer for Sonic. “The various pieces of the Sonic Boom project, such as its unique look, mix of comedy, and action and its focus on the whole ensemble with Sonic as the star, offer another exciting part of that universe for people to explore and enjoy.  It will be at once familiar but also new.”

Sonic the Hedgehog first appeared as a videogame character in June 1991 and instantly became an icon for a generation of gamers. Defined by his super-fast speed and cool attitude, in the years since he first raced on to videogame consoles Sonic has become a true global phenomenon with over 140 million videogames sold or downloaded worldwide across consoles, PC’s, mobile phones and tablets. SEGA’s iconic blue blur has also gone on to enjoy incredible success in many licensed areas, such as toys, apparel, comics and animation.

The Sonic Boom TV series is a coproduction between SEGA of America Inc. and OuiDO! Productions.  Executive producers on the show are Evan Baily, Donna Friedman Meir and Jane McGregor on behalf of SEGA, and Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog from OuiDO!.  Other partners involved in the TV series include Lagardère Entertainment Rights for distribution and Lagardère Active TV Licensing & New Business for licensing and merchandise in France.

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02/07/2014 - AppAnnie Reveals New Mobile Gaming Trends
Mobile Trends 2013: Overview

AppAnnie is one of the leading analytical services that track the performance of mobile games and apps. At the end of January, the company published a report on  mobile trends in 2013, and Xsolla is pleased to share the most interesting findings of AppAnnie with you.
  • More apps are being installed on Android compared to iOS
  • iOS revenue from app purchases is higher than Android revenue
  • Messengers (WhatsApp, Viber, and the like) increase in popularity and add mobile games to in-app stores
  • Russian mobile market grows in terms of both, downloads and revenue
  • Productivity and Utility apps become less popular, while entertainment apps are more in demand

AppAnnie experts are determined that 2013 was a strategically important year for mobile apps industry. Freemium model demonstrated a particular increase in popularity, and growth rate of mobile apps in general was immense in developing regions. Japan proved to be the most successful market in terms of revenue, as it tripled and exceeded the revenue generated from mobile apps in the USA.

Based on the growth dynamics demonstrated by BRIC countries, including Brazil, Russia, India and China, AppAnnie experts believe that these countries will show stable growth in 2014. Other emerging markets that are worth investing into are Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, Taiwan and Thailand.

According to AppAnnie report, mobile banking and mobile payments have grown by 55%, and so did Xsolla. In 2013, mobile payments ranked #1, replacing cash payments from its leading position:

“The number of transactions made via mobile payments in 2013 in Russia was 1.5 times more than the number of cash transactions. The difference in terms of revenue was not that striking, but still visible,” explains Peter Sokolov, payment systems manager at Xsolla.

Another important trend of 2013 is the rise of messengers. These apps initially designed for chats turned into totally independent media platforms. Among them are LINE, WeChat and KakaoTalk, all of which feature game stores and item stores. Messenger users — especially those in Asia — are used to making in-messenger purchases (like animated stickers), so adding games and other items to stores is a smart strategy.

And, finally, one of the most interesting parts of the AppAnnie report was the list of Top Apps and Publishers. It did not come as a surprise that Candy Crush Saga, Subway Surfers and Temple Run 2 ranked #1, #2 and #3. Electronic Arts was named the best publisher, bypassing Gameloft, Rovio и King.

More on our blog: http://blog.xsolla.com/2014/02/06/mobile-trends-2013-overview/  

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02/07/2014 - 8BitMMO adds Music from Chiptune Legends
8BitMMO adds Music from Chiptune Legends

SEATTLE, WA - February 7, 2014 - Archive Entertainment is excited to announce that 8BitMMO now has in-game music! Over 82 minutes of excellent chiptune music is now in-game for players to enjoy. Renowned chiptune musicians Danimal Cannon, Zef, PROTODOME, and Honin Myo Audio have agreed for selected songs from six of their albums to be included.

The music is divided into three randomized playlists which are contextually played based on the area the player is in. Town areas play relaxed songs, Wilderness areas play adventurous tracks, and PVP/PVE areas play actionful combat music. And when players level-up, there's a special track for that too.

If a user enjoys a song, they can get more information about the song through an in-game widget and visit the musician's website.

Players can get the game now via Steam for free, or at
http://8bitmmo.net. More information on the new music in 8BitMMO can be found on the development blog at http://blog.8bitmmo.net/2014/02/8bitmmo-now-has-music/.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

02/06/2014 - Indie Royale's Mixer Bundle Now LIVE
Indie Royale's Mixer Bundle is now live!

The Mixer Bundle is out! The latest collection of Indie Royale games is now live. This week’s bundle features ten great indie titles. 

Alien Spidy, The Journey Down: Chapter 1, Miner Wars 2081, Dollar Dash, Duke Nukem, Duke Nukem II, Cherry Tree High Comedy Club, Foreign Legion: Multi Massacre, Final Slam 2 and Party of Sin are in this week's bundle. All the games are available for Windows via Desura. Nine are on Steam and there are five Mac games.

The bonus target is  $7 to get all the games plus the Chiptunes - 2014 chiptune album by the excellent  Darkman007 (available in FLAC and MP3).

There are five new 
Daily Royale deals running this week too:

You can find more information on this Indie Royale bundle, including real-time statistics and its current price, on its
official website or via Indie Royale’s Facebook, Google+ and Twitter pages.

The full announcement and trailer can be found at 

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02/06/2014 - Final Fantasy VI Now Available for iOS Devices
LOS ANGELES (February 6, 2014) – Square Enix® today announced that FINAL FANTASY® VI is now available on the Apple App Store for $15.99.

Originally released in for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994, the game’s graphics have been recreated to bring the world of FINAL FANTASY VI to your iOS device for the very first time. One of the graphics designers involved in the FINAL FANTASY series from the very start, Kazuko Shibuya, personally worked on the main characters and supervised this recreation.

  • FINAL FANTASY VI features intuitive user-friendly controls that make the game easy to play on touch screens. In particular, the battle interface has received a complete overhaul for smartphones.
  • The magicites and events that were introduced in the 2006 remake will also make a return. In addition, events have been optimized for user-friendly touch controls.
  • Need a hint? Mog will help players who are stuck by telling them what they should do next.
  • The album feature will allow players to revisit the story of the game, just in case they missed an event or need to catch up.
  • Game data saved with iCloud can now be shared across devices! At home or away, on your iPhone or iPad, pick the play style that's best for you.

The War of Magi left little but ashes and misery in its wake. Even magic itself had vanished from the world. Now, a thousand years later, humankind has remade the world through the power of iron, gunpowder, steam engines, and other machines and technologies.

But there is one who possesses the lost power of magic, a young girl name Terra, whom the evil Empire has kept enslaved in an effort to harness her power as weapon. This leads to a fateful meeting between Terra and a young man named Locke. Their harrowing escape from the Empire's clutches sets in motion a series of events that touches countless lives and leads to one inevitable conclusion.

Platform: iPhone 4S and above/ iPad 2 and above / iPod touch 5th generation and above
Pricing: $15.99   
Language: Japanese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Chinese (Traditional/ Simplified)
Copyright: ©1994, 2006, 2014 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

02/05/2014 - Saints Row IV gets Five New DLC Packs

- Several cosmetic and weapon packs to choose from, including the winning gun from the GameStop Warped Weapon Challenge “The Polarizer” -

Larkspur, Calif., - February 5, 2014 – Steelport just got wicked-fancy with the addition of five new DLC packs to choose from for the award-winning open world action game, Saints Row IV™, from Deep Silver and Volition.

See the Reverse Cosplay, College Daze, Game On and Bling Bling DLC packs in action now with three incredibly silly trailers:

Each DLC is sold separately and is now available for purchase for PC and console platforms:

·Reverse Cosplay Pack (Free) – The best selections from the Saints Row IV Reverse Cosplay contest are now available to download. Sport two new outfits starting today: Wear the Genki Space Pimp outfit to end Zin filibusters in style, or don the Freckle Bitch’s outfit to deliver justice, Saints-style.

·GameStop’s Warped Weapon Challenge – The Polarizer DLC (.99) – Harness the power of an incredible magnet gun capable of magnetizing people, attracting them to your Polarizer weapon, and then reversing its polarity to create an explosion of people!

·College Daze DLC ($2.99) – Get your Greek on with this flashy set of fratboy and sorority girl outfits, and up your party game with the Beer Helmet and Bra Hat. College Daze also includes Shayne’s Barstool Racer .

·Game On DLC ($2.99) – While cruising in the Puck Truck, sport the best in hockey gear with a hockey mask, goalie gear and a hockey stick. Additionally, for those more gentlemanly citizens of Steelport, the Game On DLC includes a golf cap, set of fairway formal duds and an iron.

·Bling Bling Pack ($2.99) – Bring the Bling back to Steelport with a set of money-themed powers that can turn your enemies into gold with the Midas touch, or make it rain with stomp or blast your enemies in the face with dollar bills. With the Bling Bling pack you’ll be shaking your money maker all over the Row in style.

For more information about the Saints Row universe, please visit one of the following official sites:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/saintsrow
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/saintsrow
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/saintsrow

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02/05/2014 - Family Gamer TV Launces New Weekly Gaming News Show

PRESS RELEASE 05/02/2014

This week sees the first outing for the new Family Gamer TV weekly news show. The program, hosted by long-time contributor to the channel Jordan Erica Webber (video-game critic for the Observer amongst others), aims to pick out applicable gaming news for families while also taking a look at video-game sales chart broken down by the PEGI age groups.

Andy Robertson of Family Gamer TV said of the new enterprise, “While families will often dip in to more avid gaming sites to find out what’s happening with the likes of Skylanders, Minecraft, Disney Infinity and LEGO games there hasn’t been video that keeps them up to date with news on a weekly basis. We are simply filling that gap.”

•    First Episode:
•    Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyg_c5uZ7rcgSPN85mQFMfg

Focusing on game sales by age group offers a different take on what is hot in video-games. Titles otherwise submerged beneath big sales in the PEGI 16 and PEGI 18 category can now get more of the limelight. It also reveals how few big selling games are found in the PEGI 12 category, something the industry would do well to rectify.

From here the show dips into the latest news, rumours and updates on the big family games, while also keeping an eye out for indie titles and lesser known experiences that might be a good fit for families.

Finally the show rounds things off with a look at the upcoming releases, again grouped by PEGI rating. This offers a chance for families to plan how they may spend their gaming allocated funds a little more wisely.

Webber commented on taking up the new project, “With so much gaming news out there, families can find it hard to know where to go and what to trust. I want to make it easy for them to keep up to date with the news that matters to them.”

More about Family Gamer TV
http://www.youtube.com/user/FamilyGamerTV  22,500 Family Subscribers

We are an indie channel offering real life video-game coverage from/for real families, children and parents. With early access to latest games, we get families to try them out first. These often take the form of fly-on-the-wall mini-docs, previews, reviews and hands-on let's play videos.

We upload our videos on a regular basis, at least once a week. During peak gaming release seasons we offer daily videos. We follow our test family's gaming right through the year.
Our videos have found their way far and wide, from the BBC to The Telegraph. They also now have their own home on FamilyGamerTV.TV website.

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02/05/2014 - Hasbro, DeNA and IDW Publishing Deliver New Transformers Content
Hasbro, DeNA, and IDW Publishing Deliver the Ultimate Fan Experience for TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS’ Dark Cybertron Episode

SAN FRANCISCO – February 5, 2014 – Hasbro, DeNA and IDW Publishing today announced a collaboration to bring Dark Cybertron to life in a new interactive experience for the action-packed mobile card battle game TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS. Fans that play the TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS in-game episode that starts on February 5 and runs through February 11 will gain free access to a special edition Dark Cybertron comic from IDW Publishing, in addition to exclusive discounts on select TRANSFORMERS action figures from Hasbro featured in the Dark Cybertron story, such as ARMADA STARSCREAM and SKYWARP.

TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS’ Dark Cybertron Episode

Dark Cybertron is the first Team Battle episode in TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS. It combines elements of cooperative and competitive gameplay that players have never experienced before this mobile game. In the Dark Cybertron episode players will join forces with the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS to battle against a powerful and ancient enemy, the NECROTITAN, and fight to unravel the meaning behind mysterious new developments in the battle for CYBERTRON.

The new Dark Cybertron episode is available to play beginning on February 5 by downloading TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android devices for free at:

Free Dark Cybertron Comic Book

As part of the collaboration between DeNA and IDW Publishing, players who take part in this week’s TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS Dark Cybertron episode can also download a special issue of the Dark Cybertron comic book for free via the game. The limited release comic chronicles the latest developments in the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons from the fan-favorite series.

Save on Action Figures

Completing the TRANSFORMERS fan experience, HasbroToyShop.com is offering a 15 percent off discount from Feb. 5-11, 2014 on select TRANSFORERS GENERATIONS action figures featured in the Dark Cybertron storyline: Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Autobot Scoop Figure  (SKU #A5780), Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Mini-Con Assault Team Figure (SKU #A5779), Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Skywarp Figure (SKU #A5778) and the Transformers Generations 30th Anniversary Deluxe Class Armada Starscream Figure (SKU #A5777). To purchase the discounted action figures, please visit:

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

02/04/2014 - Vtree Entertainment Launches Volleyball Game with Full Body Motion Control

“Volleyball Extreme Edition” Gives Players Full Body Control of the Game for a Console-Like Experience on any Windows Device

Herzelia, Israel – February 4, 2014 –
Extreme Reality, the only company to bring full-body motion analysis and control via a device’s native or peripheral camera, and VTree Entertainment today announced the launch of “Volleyball Extreme Edition” a new motion controlled game for any webcam. Player’s movements are captured through any standard camera of a Windows operated device for a motion experience that doesn’t require additional hardware.

“After incorporating the Extreme Motion technology into our Pro Riders Snowboard title last year, our players were thrilled with this entirely new way to experience the game, so we decided to continue our work with Extreme Reality and develop new motion controlled games,” said Charles Bergen, President of VTree Entertainment.  “We’re excited that players who used to play sitting down can now get up on their feet, and engage with our games in a way that is fully immersive and that does not require dedicated hardware.  When we say ‘You’re in the Game’™, we really mean it.”

Extreme Motion is one of four different game play experiences on VTree Entertainment’s Volleyball: keyboard, controller, Extreme Motion and touch. Volleyball Extreme Edition operates on any Windows 7 or 8 laptop, desktop, tablet or All-in-One with stunning 3-D graphics and multiple volleyball courts to test your ball handling skills.  Players can choose from 16 countries with Olympic teams to play for or against, and the opposing team's skill level increases after each match.  Players stand a few feet away from their computer and are prompted to hit the ball in the time and manner directed by the game as if they were actually bumping, setting, spiking and blocking in a real volleyball match.  “By enabling VTree and other developers to offer new motion experiences free of consoles or expensive hardware, Extreme Reality is extending motion controlled games to anyone that owns a PC or notebook,” said Asaf Barzilay, VP Products of Extreme Reality.  “No longer do people need to make significant hardware investments to enjoy the excitement of this new immersive way of playing games.”

Volleyball Extreme Edition will be available for $4.99. A video demonstration of Volleyball Extreme Edition is available here

Developers interested in integrating Extreme Motion technology into their game or app can visit the Extreme Reality developer zone at

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02/04/2014 - Digimon Masters Announces Two New Mounts

Two New Mounts Arrive!

February 4, 2014 - Leading online game developer and publisher Joymax delighted players with two new spectacular mounts as part of the January patch for their worldwide MMO sensation, Digimon Masters.  The largest January update since its launch two years ago, this update added Digivolutions, mounts, and a special event!  Tamers can register for a new account and leap straight into the digital action at 

Ever wanted to ride a massive Chaosmon?  Now’s the perfect time!  Tamers who grab a Chaotic Seat will be able to perch on their Digimon’s arm as he crashes around the world – and hopefully isn’t too chaotic in the process! 

Owners of Imperial Dramon Paladin Mode will also be pleased to discover their Digimon can also now serve as a fast means of travel.  Installing the new White Blade on an Imperial Dramon Paladin Mode will allow players to perch on his arm while he stomps through the Digital World – just be careful when he runs fast, his sword seems to have a life of its own!

These new mounts are in addition to the new Lucemon Satan Burst mode and the ongoing Free Sweets events for February.  Fans can find everything and anything about Digimon Masters Online on its official Facebook page, which has more than 380,000 likes from all over the world. Join the conversation now at 

Players can learn more about the game and download it for free at  http://www.joymax.com

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02/04/2014 - Play N Trade Team Up For the VOTE N WIN Sweepstakes
Pwnit! and Play N Trade Team Up For the VOTE N WIN Sweepstakes

Vote on Any Ladder For a Chance to Win Five Games!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – February 4, 2014   Pwnit! Inc. the unique new video-sharing website designed to specifically share video clips of best in-game moments, is running the VOTE N WIN Sweepstakes for the month of February. All games are new releases for February and were chosen to appeal to a variety of gamers.

Presented by Play N Trade, one of the largest video game retail franchises worldwide, the sweepstakes prize package includes (one) 5LB Hershey Bar and one copy of each of the following (five) games for the Winner’s platform of choice:
  • Thief © Square Enix Ltd.
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 © Konami Corporation
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII © Square Enix Ltd.
  • Earth Defense Force 2025 © D3 Publisher of America, Inc.
  • LEGO Movie Videogame © The LEGO Group

Members of Pwnit! are eligible for the sweepstakes by signing up at http://www.pwnit.com and voting on any current ladder from February 1, 2014 to February 28, 2014. Each valid vote counts as one sweepstakes entry. A random drawing chooses the winner.

To enter the VOTE N WIN Sweepstakes, and for official rules, visit

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Monday, February 3, 2014

02/03/2014 - Zumba Fitness World Party Sells Over 10 Million Copies

Work Your Body and Work Off Your Calories by Uniting with the Online Zumba® Video Game Community


Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), publisher of the Zumba® Fitness video game franchise that has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, is welcoming gamers to share their calorie burn with the rest of the active video game community by utilizing a real-time calorie counter for Zumba® Fitness World Party. Since its New Year launch more than 25 million calories have been burned!

Players can view the dynamic counter
HERE to see how their own workout contributes to the fast-growing number. To try out Zumba® Fitness World Party in your living room, download the free, playable demos for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Kinect for Xbox 360, featuring two hit songs showcasing vibrant choreography from Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” and Daddy Yankee’s “Limbo.

Download the playable Xbox One demo from the dashboard directly to your console via the Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft, or get the Kinect for Xbox 360 downloadable demo

Zumba® Fitness World Party invites you to escape on a global fitness journey to exotic destinations including Hawaii, Brazil and India—set to 40+ new high-energy routines and more than 30 international dance styles. Players can immerse themselves in a fun, effective at-home workout packed with fitness features to maximize results, while jamming out to a world-class soundtrack highlighted by Pitbull, Marc Anthony, Lady Gaga and eclectic Zumba originals. Additional new features include the World Tour mode and an incredible visual presentation that parallels a real-life experience on location alongside Zumba’s celebrity instructors.

Developed by Zoë Mode, Zumba® Fitness World Party is rated E for Everyone and is available now at all major retailers on Xbox One, Kinect for Xbox 360, Wii U™ and Wii™.

To find out more, please visit the official site at

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02/03/2014 - CastleMinerZ Now Available on Steam
Xbox's Best Selling Indie Title CastleMiner Z Releases on Steam February 3rd

DigitalDNA Game’s best selling title CastlMiner Z will now be available on Steam come February 3rd.

“This marks an important milestone for DigitalDNA Games”, says studio owner Tom Steinke.  “We have worked so hard to provide this game on different platforms for our fans and being a part of Steam is a crowning achievement towards this goal.”

For a limited time, DigitalDNA Games will be providing a 15% discount off of the sales price of $9.99 as a special promotion to all their fans.  “We really want to thank our long standing fans by offering a discount on the new platform because the reality is, we couldn’t have done it without them”, said Steinke.

To get your copy of the all-time best selling Xbox Indie game, now on Steam, keep watch on their Steam Greenlight page and get ready to click “buy” on February 3rd, their official release date.

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02/03/2014 - CastleMiner Z Now Available on Steam
Xbox's Best Selling Indie Title CastleMiner Z Releases on Steam February 3rd

DigitalDNA Game’s best selling title CastlMiner Z will now be available on Steam come February 3rd.

“This marks an important milestone for DigitalDNA Games”, says studio owner Tom Steinke.  “We have worked so hard to provide this game on different platforms for our fans and being a part of Steam is a crowning achievement towards this goal.”

For a limited time, DigitalDNA Games will be providing a 15% discount off of the sales price of $9.99 as a special promotion to all their fans.  “We really want to thank our long standing fans by offering a discount on the new platform because the reality is, we couldn’t have done it without them”, said Steinke.

To get your copy of the all-time best selling Xbox Indie game, now on Steam, keep watch on their Steam Greenlight page and get ready to click “buy” on February 3rd, their official release date.

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02/03/2014 - CABAL Online Update Releases February 6th
CABAL Online "Return of the Guardians" Update Releases February 6th!

February 3rd, 2014 – IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - ESTsoft Inc., the North American publishing arm of ESTsoft Corp., developer of the highly acclaimed hit free-to-play MMORPG, CABAL Online, has today announced the release of CABAL Online’s latest content update: Return of the Guardians.

Continuing ESTsoft’s dedication to providing consistent new content and support, the latest update to CABAL Online features a plethora of new features that will unlock exciting new opportunities for hardcore and casual players alike.

Return of the Guardians features the addition of all-new Player vs. Player systems, introducing an elevated layer of depth to CABAL Online, expanding competitive possibilities and encouraging heightened intensity in combat. Players will become Guardians for their Nation, establishing their reputations on the field of battle.

A new “Guild Ranking System” has been introduced to Mission War: Guilds will represent their Nation and mercilessly compete for glory and recognition. Winning guilds will be rewarded with the power to influence the world outside of PVP combat. The stakes have never been higher.

Players will now explore the mysterious Forbidden Island as they never have before. Forbidden Island (Awakened) has now been unlocked, offering an unprecedented challenge to seasoned veterans of dungeon exploration.

Modify skills with a new equipment type: Effectors. This addition will allow players to change pre-existing skills to match different play-styles, allowing for deeper character customization than ever before.

Players can look forward to all of these additions plus several core improvements: New buddy system features and bonuses, additional components added to the upgrade system allowing for greater accessibility, and much more.

Return of the Guardians will be available for FREE on February 6th, 2014 for all players of CABAL Online.

For more details about Rise of the Guardians and to download CABAL Online, visit the official website:

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