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Friday, May 30, 2014

05/30/2014 - Marvel Heroes 2015 Announced
Marvel Heroes 2015 Announced


Today, we’re pleased to announce the imminent launch of Marvel Heroes 2015 occurring on June 4th, the first anniversary of Marvel Heroes. Along with the anniversary, Marvel Heroes 2015 will also be launching its Open Beta on Mac.

The culmination of a year’s worth of game content, Marvel Heroes 2015 marks a significant step forward for the Marvel Heroes franchise and includes sweeping improvement made over the original launch. New features and a number of new game modes have also been added alongside the ever-expanding superhero roster.  For the anniversary, players can look forward to new end-game raid content that will have them face off against the ruler of fire demons himself, Surtur.

Click here to view the teaser trailer:
http://youtu.be/YQJ0JcsfVbQ

Marvel Heroes 2015 nicely represents everything we have accomplished and intend to accomplish with one name,” said David Brevik, CEO, Gazillion.  “We've come a very long way since our original launch a year ago, and the now imminent release of Marvel Heroes 2015 alongside our massive anniversary celebrations marks the beginning of something even better. Whether it’s defending the X-Mansion or recruiting your favorite superhero as a Team-Up, we’re excited to continue delivering on our community's expectations. We truly believe we put more improvements into our game than any other iterative release out there. The 2015 moniker reaffirms our commitment to keep doing it.”

What is Marvel Heroes 2015?
Marvel Heroes 2015 is a new launch for the Marvel Heroes brand coinciding with a one-year anniversary milestone on June 4th and it highlights all the new game content added since launch. Marvel Heroes 2015 also includes even more game content, including end-game raids, alternate advancement systems and other various additions. For Gazillion, it's a new release and a challenge to continue adding more content and improvements than any other iterative release on Earth.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

05/29/2014 - Activision Reveals Call of Duty Ghost Invasion DLC Pack
ACTIVISION REVEALS CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS INVASION AS THIRD EPIC DLC PACK FOR 2014, COMING FIRST, EXCLUSIVELY TO XBOX 3rd JUNE


Invasion DLC Pack Delivers Four New MP Maps and the Next Chapter in Extinction’s Four-Part Episodic Storyline

More Unique Field Orders Debut in New DLC Pack, Including The Death Mariachi, Anubis – the Half Jackal/Half Human Protector of the Dead and Ghost Pirates

London, UK – 29th May, 2014 – Call of Duty® fans should mark their calendars and prepare for Invasion, as Activision and Infinity Ward today revealed the third massive DLC Pack for Call of Duty®: Ghosts. Launching 3rd June first, exclusively on Xbox Live for Xbox One and Xbox 360, Call of Duty®: Ghosts Invasion delivers four new multiplayer maps from unique locales around the world, each with hidden secrets and unique Field Orders. Invasion also includes “Episode 3: Awakening,” the next thrilling chapter in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative taking players deep into an alien underworld to discover the truth behind the Cryptid attack.

Invasion is available a la carte or as part of the Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Season Pass, which gives fans access to all four epic Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Packs** planned for release in 2014 – Onslaught, Devastation, Invasion and Nemesis.

Invasion’s four new small-to-medium-sized multiplayer maps feature the fast-paced gameplay Call of Duty fans crave, each one donning a distinct look, feel and unique killstreak. “Departed” is a medium-sized map set in a rural Mexican town during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. The colourfully decorated streets, vendor carts and storefronts provide ample cover for run-and-gunners and players that complete the map’s unique Field Order will unlock the Death Mariachi killstreak. Armed with dual-wielding pistols, the Death Mariachi settles scores, with each kill turning enemy players into another member of the band and a temporary squad mate.

“Pharaoh” is the abandoned archaeological site of an ancient Egyptian palace. Players will have to be on the lookout for collapsing monuments and urns full of flesh-eating scarabs, among other surprises in this multi-level map. Inside the palace, gamers will battle through multiple chambers ideal for close-quarters combat and short-range weapons, all under the watchful eye of Anubis, the half-jackal/half-human, protector of the dead, who will handsomely reward players who unlock this map’s Field Order.

Invasion’s third map, “Mutiny,” transports players to a remote Caribbean island harbouring an eerie pirate hideout complete with abandoned trading posts and prison cells. Speed and stealth are a must as players navigate the narrow and intertwining pathways. However, let ye be warned that gamers taking up positions on the pirate ship moored in the centre of the map will become vulnerable to enemy fire from the numerous flanking routes created by the map’s horseshoe shaped dock. Players that unlock “Mutiny’s” Field Order will find themselves escorted by two ethereal ghost pirates, who will happily send enemy combatants down to Davey Jones’ locker on their behalf.

Invasion’s fourth multiplayer map is a refreshed version of the fan-favourite map from Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2, “Favela.” Since its original release, the Brazilian shantytown has seen substantial change. Buildings once under construction are now complete, while others have crumbled into a state of disrepair. Players must avoid falling to their death as they traverse the map from one building to the next, with ramshackle scaffolding creating varied pathways between structures and enemy snipers taking advantage of the long sightlines. Players who complete the Field Order in “Favela” will be able to call in heavy air support from a nearby Y-8 Gunship to bring the rain with a 105mm cannon, a 40mm auto-cannon and a 25mm cannon.

Anchoring the Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion DLC Pack is the next instalment in the game’s Extinction mode episodic narrative, “Episode 3: Awakening.” In Awakening, the team descends into the perilous alien underworld to strike at the subterranean fortress of the Ancestors – the mysterious puppet-masters behind the Cryptid invasion. Armed with a range of new hi-tech weapons and equipment, the team must penetrate a series of defensive barriers to reach the Ark and unlock the secrets of the Ancestors’ psychic powers. As the final battle draws closer, the fate of the Earth and the future of the human race hang in the balance.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion will be available 3rd June first, exclusively on Xbox Live for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, with other platforms to follow. Call of Duty: Ghosts is rated PEGI 16. Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion is published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: 
ATVI) and developed by Infinity Ward.

For the latest information, be sure to visit the game’s official Web site at
www.callofduty.com/ghosts and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CODGhosts and on Twitter at @InfinityWard.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, Mainland China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's Web site,
www.activision.com.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

05/28/2014 - Retroball 3000 Out Now
Retroball 3000 is out!


May 28th, 2014

Battlesheep – an independent game development studio based in Lisbon, Portugal – is pleased to announce that its newest FREE game, Retroball 3000, has just been released for iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets!

Apple App Store:
http://bit.ly/1lLCkXX
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1owfd7G
Amazon Appstore: http://amzn.to/1lLCtL2

About the Game

Accept the challenge and master your reflexes in the arena of Retroball 3000!

Defend your goal while trying to score against your adversary.

Shoot the ball across moving obstacles and magnets that will bend its path and tilt it in impossible patterns!

Master Retroball 3000 to win dozens of achievements and get a perfect score in all levels.

Grab a buddy and challenge him on a 1-on-1 local multiplayer match! Prepare to set your tablet on fire with this fast paced physics game!

Features

- Intense and addicting gameplay
- Tough physics with unforgiving magnets and tilters
- Lots of challenging levels - can you beat the machine?
- Local multiplayer mode - can you outdo your friends?
- Dozens of achievements

Retroball 3000 is best experienced on a tablet device.

About Battlesheep

Battlesheep is an independent game development studio based in Lisbon, Portugal. We're focused in original and work-for-hire games for mobile devices and web browsers, from single-player to massively multiplayer.

The company started as a side-project in 2008, and quickly evolved into an established game studio. It's managed by a team of gaming industry professionals with multi-platform experience, covering PC, Mac, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, iOS, Android, and more.

Battlesheep's goal is to become a world-renowned game studio through the quality of its games. For more information, visit
www.battlesheep.com.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

05/27/2014 - Mind Zero Ships Today for PS Vita
Open Your Mind to Another World

Torrance, CA – Aksys Games opens the doors to the Inner Realm: Mind Zero is being unleashed upon the world! Exclusive to the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, Mind Zero’s brand of strategic first-person dungeon-crawling will be available in North America digitally, with physical copies shipping out on May 27th. In Europe, Mind Zero will be made available digitally on May 28th.

To secure a physical copy, be sure to order soon as sales will be brisk!

Available now at
Amazon and Gamestop!
 
Watch our
developer diary #3 to better understand the relationship the characters of Mind Zero have with the otherworldly beings known as MINDs!


Gripping, Otherworldly Tale
Precarious situations quickly befall Kei and his group of friends as they soon find themselves inexplicably whisked away to a mysterious weapon shop. There they meet an undertaker whose payment for strange, otherworldly weapons may require more than they’re willing to offer! As they progressively delve further into the "Inner Realm," a spiritual plane that is connected to our "Outer Realm," it becomes apparent that the two worlds are more than just connected: the events of one affect the other!

Intense, Risk-Reward Battle System
Each turn, players will find themselves challenged to balance the use of each character’s MIND. MINDs are spiritual beings who act as shields and are generally more powerful than the characters themselves, but should a character run out of Mind Points while using one, they will be left temporarily vulnerable. Continue your MIND onslaught against the strange spirits of the Inner Realm, or take a more defensive stance and recharge your Mind Points? The choice is yours, but choose carefully!

Hauntingly Atmospheric World
All manner of demons, spirits, and creatures of Japanese mythology await you in the unsettlingly dark dungeons of the Inner Realm. Music with a ghostly tinge accompanies you on your journey as you leave the familiar behind. Always prepare for the worst, because in Mind Zero you never know what sort of vicious demons could be lurking nearby!

•    Dual audio support: Japanese and English!
•    30-50+ Hours of gameplay: uncover the
     secrets of the Inner Realm!
•    Conveniently speed up battles on the fly.
•    Open Gallery Mode to unwind: listen to music and
     check out the myriad pieces of art you’ve unlocked.

Mind Zero is rated Teen (T) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. For more information, visit
www.esrb.org

For more information about Mind Zero, please visit the
official website.

About Mind Zero
Mind Zero is a dungeon crawler RPG for the PlayStation®Vita system that pits high school students in the middle of a war between our world and the mysterious and dangerous “Inner Realm”!  Play as Kei, a Japanese high school student, who suddenly becomes a minder, a human who can control a MIND, an otherworldly creature with powerful skills. With the government and other minders hot on their tail, will Kei survive, or will his own MIND consume him and be his end?

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.

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