Friday, May 23, 2014
05/23/2014 - New Pokémon Marks New Milestone for Global Trade Station
3:30 pm pdt
Release of new Fancy Pattern Vivillon will mark a huge milestone
for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y’s Global Trade Station
Currently, about 90 million Pokémon have been traded worldwide, and to celebrate the landmark of 100 million
Pokémon trades via the Global Trade Station (GTS), a new Fancy Pattern Vivillon will become available to players.
Vivillon is a unique Pokémon in that the patterns and colours on its wings typically vary based on the real-world
region in which a player lives. Because of this characteristic, players around the world have been exchanging Vivillon via
the GTS to collect all of the regional patterns.
This newly discovered Vivillon breaks with that tradition: it
will become available to Pokémon fans across the globe once the 100 millionth Pokémon is traded via the GTS.
When this enormous milestone is reached, a special distribution event will take place, enabling all players of Pokémon
X or Pokémon Y to receive the Fancy Pattern Vivillon wherever they are in the world!
the goal is reached, players can check Pokemon.co.uk to find out how to get the Fancy Pattern Vivillon in their Pokémon
X or Pokémon Y game.
The Pokémon Company would like to thank everyone who has participated
in reaching this epic milestone by trading Pokémon via the GTS, and are calling on everyone to keep trading so we hit
that huge milestone!
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Thursday, May 22, 2014
05/22/2014 - Hyperkin’s RetroN 5 Will be Released on June 6th
Hyperkin’s RetroN 5 Will be Released on June 6th,
6:41 pm pdt
South El Monte,
CA May 22, 2014
announced their RetroN 5 game console will release June 6th 2014 for the Americas. This product release reflects Hyperkin’s
ongoing commitment to the retro gaming community. The RetroN 5 is a game console that plays games made for the NES, SNES,
Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and GBA.
The RetroN 5’s output is HDMI, which converts the signal to HDTVs with
a maximum output resolution of 720p. The RetroN 5 also includes many audio and visual enhancements to retro games. Users will
have the option of using a variety of filters and shader effects. Audio interpolation makes for crisp, clear output. The RetroN
5 also has two NES, SNES and Genesis ports so users can play their retro games with their original controllers.
“The RetroN 5 is our most ambitious project yet," said Chris
Gallizzi, Hyperkin Product Developer. "We’re very happy with the response and anticipation from gamers. It’s
my hope that the RetroN 5 will be a significant contribution to the retro community. There is no other console that plays
games for so many systems or outputs everything in 720p.
”Hyperkin is a tech company in Southern California which develops gaming peripherals and retro systems. The RetroN
series of products is known for playing retro games.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
05/21/2014 - Metroid-inspired indie game The Fall Coming to Steam
3:27 pm pdt
New Trailer for Kickstarted,
Metroid-inspired indie game "The Fall", with a Steam release date: May 30th
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Super Metroid and Monkey Island inspired
episodic game "The Fall" reached its Kickstarter funding goal in just under a week last September, and after being Greenlit on Steam,
developer Over The Moon is proud to announce the release date for episode 1 to be May 30th, 2014. Over The Moon's John Warner
is excited to see the game's reception.
An announcement trailer has been released, which can be viewed here:
"I've wanted to make a game like this for as long as I can
remember, but I never knew how to make it happen" says John. "Thanks to Kickstarter, we were finally able
to not just create The Fall, but to really push it in interesting directions. We've got a really unique story with some
engaging ideas, some very compelling gameplay, a beautiful world to explore, and a fantastic cast of professional actors,
with a strong female lead. The Fall has become the game I've always wanted to play, but couldn't find."
The Fall features:
· A Unique Story - Play as A.R.I.D, an artificial intelligence onboard an armoured
combat suit, attempting to help the human occupant, who is hanging unconscious inside.
· Fresh Gameplay
- The Fall finds a smooth way to blend together point and click adventure games, platformers, and shooters to make a compelling
experience that's centred around environment exploration.
· Rich Atmosphere - The Fall is set in a rich,
detailed world, rendered with care in an art style inspired by the classic, LIMBO.
For more information about The
Fall, including screen shots, go here:
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
05/20/2014 - Eighty Sixed to Produce BlazBlue Themed Apparel
10:00 pm pdt
BlazBlue X Eighty Sixed
Arc System Works joins
forces with Eighty Sixed Clothing to create an exciting new line of BlazBlue apparel
JAPAN (May 20, 2014) - Arc System Works, developer of world-class fighting games such as the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue
series, is excited to launch a unique new clothing and cellphone case line in collaboration with Eighty Sixed Clothing, the
premier clothing brand for gamers. The t-shirts and cellphone cases feature original, stylized artwork
of characters from the recently released BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (out now for PlayStation®3) and have been
designed with Western fans in mind.
"We are very excited by this new partnership with Eighty Sixed Clothing
as this marks the beginning of our new global branding initiative for all of Arc System Works' intellectual properties,"
said Masashi Mineshima, Head of Marketing at Arc System Works. "BlazBlue fans will now be able to wear their favorite
characters with pride courtesy of the very talented artists at Eighty Sixed Clothing."
The new line will be on display
and purchasable at Eighty Sixed Clothing starting today. Prices range from $6.95 to 19.95 USD.
Arc System Works
Arc System Works is a developer and fighting game specialist from Japan—best known for
the Guilty Gear series of games and, more recently, the BlazBlue series—that has garnered international critical acclaim
for its innovative fighting system and spectacular 2D artwork. For more information, please visit the official website
Developed by Arc System
Works, creators of the popular Guilty Gear franchise, the recently released BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma combines the high-tension
elements of past Arc System Works fighters with an eclectic cast of characters and features exquisite 2D/3D high-definition
About Eighty Sixed Clothing
As the premier clothing brand for gamers, Eighty Sixed
Clothing offers some of the highest quality products featuring the most innovative designs to our customers worldwide. We
pride ourselves in our ability to capture a game’s vision and use it to set trends through fashion. For more information,
please visit the official website at http://www.eightysixedclothing.com/ or the Eighty Sixed BlazBlue page at http://www.eightysixedclothing.com/brands/Blazblue.html
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Monday, May 19, 2014
05/19/2014 - nDreams to Announce New VR Adventure Game at E3
4:45 pm pdt
Playable for the
first time on Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift, catch a first glimpse with the exclusive teaser trailer
nDreams to Announce New VR Adventure Game at E3
London, 19th May, 2014 : nDreams,
a leading UK-based developer and publisher for VR, will reveal their first major VR project at E3 with hands on demos available
on both Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus.
nDreams have been at the forefront of virtual reality since
2006 after becoming the largest global publisher in the PlayStation Home virtual world. After securing a £250,000 investment
from Mercia Fund Management the studio has been able to expand its operation with board member Mike Hayes, former CEO of SEGA,
who joins the talented Nicolas Lovell and Pip Burley. The investment has also allowed the team to enhance their VR technology
and create their first key title.
The project will be revealed during E3 with a full length trailer and
only playable behind closed doors in the Concourse Hall #8802.
CEO, Patrick O’Luanaigh,
who previously held positions at Codemasters and Eidos will be available to interview alongside Development Manager, Jamie
Catch a first glimpse of the title here: http://youtu.be/nT3IOCN-7no
For further information about nDreams go to www.ndreams.com or follow @ndreamers. Appointments can be booked via the media contact
Submitted by: E. Thomas