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Friday, May 16, 2014

05/16/2014 - Seven New Pokémon Online Competitions Announced
Seven New Pokémon Online Competitions Announced!
There are even more opportunities for Pokémon video game players to battle others around the world in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Seven new Online Competitions were just announced by The Pokémon Company International, in addition to the 2014 International Challenge May, currently in progress.

The worldwide tournament series provides numerous opportunities for new and experienced Pokémon competitors to battle others online. Some events even reward top players with Championship Points, which count toward invitations to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships taking place August 16–17 in Washington, DC.

Here’s the upcoming Pokémon video game Online Competitions schedule:

May 16–18: 2014 International Challenge May. Registration is closed.

June 6–8: Think Fast Competition: Single Battle.

Late June: 2014 International Challenge June.

July: Eevee Friendly Match [Name TBD].

July: All Star Battle [Name TBD].

August: Think Fast Competition: Double Battle.

Autumn: Fairy-type Cup [Name TBD].

Autumn: Halloween Party [Name TBD].

·Players have the opportunity to earn Championship Points toward a possible invitation to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships by participating in the 2014 International Challenge May or June tournaments.

·The Think Fast Competition: Single Battle will test players’ quick thinking. Each round is limited to one 10-minute Single Battle, with a 30-second preview of the opponent’s Pokémon and 15 seconds to choose a move each turn.

·Only Eevee and its many evolved forms can participate in the Eevee Friendly Match [Name TBD]. The Rotation Battle format adds a fun component to this competition.

·The July All Star Battle [Name TBD] will use the Double Battle format. Up to two Legendary and Mythical Pokémon can be included on a team, a rare occurrence in Pokémon Online Competitions!

·In August, the Think Fast Competition: Double Battle will require players to go into battle without seeing a preview of their opponent’s Pokémon team, and each player can have only one Pokémon in reserve, for a total of three Pokémon per side in each battle.

·Look forward to the Fairy-type Cup [Name TBD] this fall, a competition where entry will be limited to Fairy-type Pokémon. The battle format is to be determined.

·In a special competition for the Halloween season, the Halloween Party [Name TBD] will have a special Single Battle competition for Ghost-type Pokémon only. Also, every contestant’s Battle Box must include Gourgeist!

Registration deadlines for the Think Fast Competition: Single Battle and the 2014 International Challenge June are coming up quickly. Players can visit
Pokemon.com and the Pokémon Global Link (Pokemon.com/PGL) for more information on each Online Competition that will be posted soon, including rules and regulations. All Online Competition battles are played in the Pokémon X or  Pokémon Y game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

05/14/2014 - Titanfall Expedition DLC Available on May 15th
The Frontier is about to get bigger as today Respawn Entertainment revealed the release date for the first Titanfall DLC pack, Expedition. Coming May 15 to the Xbox One and PC, Titanfall: Expedition introduces three new maps to the Frontier – Runoff, Swampland and War Games, and extends the heart-pounding action and adrenalin-fueled gameplay to new heights.

Titanfall: Expedition is the first of three planned DLC packs, each retailing for £7.99. For gamers looking to further extend the fight on the Frontier, the Titanfall Season Pass* will deliver three content packs as soon as they become available. The Titanfall Season Pass is available at a one-time price of $19.99 and can now be purchased for the
Xbox One, Xbox 360 and on Origin for PC. Titanfall: Expedition for the Xbox 360 will be available in June.

Heralded as “a new breed of multiplayer” by Game Informer and “the next big thing” by Polygon, Titanfall drops players in the middle of a conflict between the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) and the Militia on a distant frontier on the edge of the universe. The action is rapid and varied – featuring parkour-style wall running, massive double jumps and the ability to hijack titans. The freedom to shift back and forth between pilot and titan allows players to change tactics on the fly, attacking or escaping depending on the situation and extending the action vertically to new heights.

For more information on Titanfall, please visit 
www.titanfall.com. Join the conversation on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/titanfallgame and #Titanfall, or on Facebook® at  www.facebook.com/titanfallgame.

 * Requires Titanfall for Xbox One, Xbox 360 or Origin for PC (sold separately). Content must be redeemed by March 11, 2016. See
www.titanfall.com/dlc for expansion pack release schedule.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

05/13/2014 - Transgaming Launches GameTree TV Service on Panasonic Viera Connect

GameTree TV Solidifies Position as the De Facto Gaming Solution on Smart TVs

TORONTO – May 13, 2014 –  TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), the global leader in delivering on-demand family friendly and social games to the TV, today announced the availability of GameTree™ TV on Panasonic’s VIERA TVs with Internet Apps capability.

Smart TV market penetration has been experiencing rapid growth over the past few years and the connected TV has become a mainstream appliance in living rooms all over the world. The smart TV ecosystem offers consumers a variety of entertainment options and gaming has proven to be an important part of this offering. Through partnerships with all the major TV manufacturers, TransGaming’s GameTree TV service is ubiquitous on smart TVs and the unquestioned leader in the space. GameTree TV has made gaming on connected TVs a mainstream activity by delivering an entertaining and interactive experience that can be enjoyed by everyone.

“With the addition of another industry titan in Panasonic, GameTree TV has become the industry standard platform for family friendly social games for Smart TVs,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO and President of TransGaming. “The proliferation of GameTree TV on Smart TVs shows a validation of a growing market and passionate demand for our service.”

Panasonic offers a wide range of 4K and HD TVs with “Life+ Screen”. The “Life+ Screen” concept enables owners of VIERA TVs to enjoy a variety of Internet-based video-on-demand content and applications, from news and fitness to social networking, music and online shopping and gaming.  The same platform has been expanded for other Panasonic home entertainment products, including Blu-ray Disc players and home theatre systems.

“GameTree TV delivers an incredible option for Panasonic owners to play family friendly social games in their living room,” said Jordan Shen, Director, Interactive Content & Services, Panasonic Corporation of North America. “We continue to expand our content and services for Panasonic TVs and GameTree TV brings an added dimension of entertainment through beautifully designed games built from the ground-up for the Smart TV space.”

About TransGaming Inc.

TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) is the global leader in developing and delivering platform-defining social video game experiences to consumers around the world. From engineering essential technologies for the world's leading companies, to engaging audiences with truly immersive interactive experiences, TransGaming fuels disruptive innovation across the entire spectrum of consumer technology. TransGaming's core businesses span the digital distribution of games for Smart TVs, next-generation set-top boxes, and the connected living room, as well as technology licensing for cross-platform game enablement, software 3D graphics rendering, and parallel computing. Visit us at 

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.30 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2013. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at 

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Monday, May 12, 2014

05/12/2014 - Tekken Card Tournament Adds Classic Characters

“All you lucky players of TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT will soon be able to fight with ME,” said the South Korean Taekwondo legend Hwoarang, A.K.A. Blood Talon. “You think you can handle me? I warn you, I won’t hold back! Soon you will know who’s the best of the best!”

For the first time, Hwoarang will be joining the line-up of seasoned fighters in TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT, bringing his unique blend of kick-heavy Taekwondo, cocksure arrogance and repertoire of punishing moves.

The 3D model of Hwoarang has been painstakingly rendered for the game. He also comes complete with a new set of game cards and a dazzling array of brand new fight effects just for him, all of which adds up to a fitting tribute for one of the most conceited, but talented, elite Iron Fist fighters.

With over 6 million downloads to date, the free-to-play TEKKEN CARD TOURNAMENT brings cross-platform King of Iron Fist card battling to players all over the world.

For more information on the TEKKEN universe, please visit: 
www.BandaiNamcoGames.eu or www.Tekken.com.
Find us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/Tekken or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN  

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