Friday, July 4, 2014
07/04/2014 - Commodore 64 A Visual Compendium Now Available for Pre Order
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Commodore 64: a visual
commpendium: NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
a successful Kickstarter campaign ‘Commodore 64: a visual commpendium’ is now available to pre-order from www.bitmapbooks.co.uk
So don’t worry if you missed the Kickstarter campaign,
you will still be able to grab your copy. Due to a limited print run, you are advised to get your order in now for delivery
Also available to pre-order is an A2 Dizzy poster featuring game maps from all Dizzy games on the Commodore
64. These maps have been created by Andy Roberts and most are original maps used in Commodore Format magazine.
A book that celebrates the beauty of the greatest home computer ever made; the C64. Unlike other books
about the C64, it will celebrate the visual side of the computer. Each spread will feature a beautiful image from a game and
a few words. This could a mini review from an ex journalist such as Gary Penn or Stuart Wynne or a quote from the original
developers and artists such as David Crane, Ron Gilbert, Jon Hare and Andrew Hewson just to name a few... The book will also
feature game maps, loading screens, stunning artwork by Oliver Frey and a foreword written by Sensible Software’s legendary
graphic artist Stoo Cambridge.
The book will then be in chronological order, starting in the early days with games
such as Jupiter Lander and go through to the latter days of the C64 featuring games such as Mayhem In Monsterland and Lemmings.
It will then finish looking at modern day C64 publishers and programmers such as RGCD and Paul Koller.
book will be 232 pages and printed lithographically to the highest possible print standards. The finished size is 230mm x
170mm and comes with a spot varnished cover and also a loose dust jacket.
Mat Allen, Stoo Cambridge, David Crane, Karen Davies, Steven Day, Mevlut Dinc, Paul Docherty, Andy Dyer, Oliver Frey, Ron
Gilbert, Jon Hare, Andrew Hewson, Robin Hogg, Steve Jarratt, Roger Kean, Phil King, Paul Koller, James Leach, Robin Levy,
Oliver Lindau, Steinar Lund, Michal Okowicki, Jordan Mechner, Jeff Minter, Philip Oliver, Gary Penn, Jason Perkins, Simon
Phipps, Jacco Van ‘t Riet, Hugh Riley, Andy Roberts, Stephen Robertson, Steve Rowlands, Stephen Thomson, Matt Sneap,
Bob Stevenson, Jonathan Temples, Matt Wilsher and Stuart Wynne.
Sam has over 10
years experience as an award winning professional Graphic Designer, working for agencies in London and also in the South West
of England. His passion for design and also the Commodore 64, mean that he is ideally placed to create this book to the highest
About Bitmap Books
A new publisher specialising in beautifully designed
and produced books all about video games. Commodore 64: a visual commpendium is the first book by
Kickstarter campaign: HERE
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
07/03/2014 - GTA V Online Independence Day Event Weekend
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Independence Day Event
Weekend July 3-6: Bonus GTA$ & RP, In-Game Discounts, A Special Rockstar Live-Stream Battle and More
Get ready to light up the skies with your all-new Independence Day Special fireworks, stars-and-stripes tees, and monster truck mayhem in a special
4-day Social Club Event this weekend, Thursday July 3rd through Sunday July 6th. San Andreas will be celebrating
the birthplace of freedom with big RP & GTA$ bonuses, patriotic discounts at Ammu-Nation, giveaways and lots more - all
as part of the Grand Theft Auto Online Independence Day Event Weekend.
GET DOUBLE GTA$ AND DOUBLE RP WHEN PLAYING IN THE INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL EVENT PLAYLIST
The "Independence Day Special Event" Playlist is a special selection of some of the brand new Rockstar-created
Jobs published this week including specific Races for new vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator
monster truck. This weekend only (starting this Thursday), this Playlist will score you Double GTA$ and Double RP. To access
the Playlist, just go to Online > Playlists > Rockstar Created in the GTA Online Start Menu and select "Independence
Day Event" from the options listed. Alternatively, hit the Event button in the GTAV loading screens to launch straight
into the Playlist.
75% OFF AIRSTRIKES
Merryweather Security is also getting in on the celebrations
with a 75% discount on Airstrikes all weekend. So if some left-leaning Belgian beer drinker asks for sparkling water at your
Blaine County BBQ, you can call in cut-rate backup from friends in very high places. To call in an Airstrike, call Merryweather
from your in-game phone, select 'Airstrike' and then drop a flare at your target position.
25% OFF HEAVY
AMMO (FOR RPGs, GRENADE LAUNCHERS AND MINIGUNS) - COURTESY OF AMMU-NATION
The good folks at Ammu-Nation believe
that all Americans should have access to military-grade weapons without a 'defense budget' price tag. All weekend, they're
offering 25% off ammo for RPGs, Grenade Launchers and Miniguns, because packing enough personal firepower to wipe out a small
nation is a right, not a privilege.
FREE PEGASUS DELIVERIES FOR EZ ACCESS TO THE LIBERATOR MONSTER TRUCK
Pegasus Lifestyle Management salutes your independence by giving you the freedom to call in any oversized vehicle at absolutely
no charge. Take advantage of the weekend-long offer to get to grips with the brand new Liberator monster truck, and spend
4th of July Weekend crushing cars into the ground like you'd crush beer cans against your own head.
However you're commemorating the Fourth of July this weekend, we want to see those Snapmatic
pics showing your love for Old Glory. Whether you're rolling over foreign compact cars in the Liberator monster truck or setting
off some fireworks in the yard of your new Paleto Bay abode, share your most creative, amusing or beauteous patriotic snaps
for a chance to win GTA$1M and an AMERICA vanity license plate for your in-game vehicle.
To make your shots eligible
for entry, simply log in to Social Club and tag them #INDEPENDENCEDAY between now and the end of Sunday.
See full rules and eligibility details.
THE ROCKSTAR BROADCAST "INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL"
LIVE STREAM: AMERICA VERSUS GREAT BRITAIN - THE REMATCH
Join us at 2pm ET this Thursday July 3rd for the revolutionary
Rockstar Games Official Event Weekend Live Stream, showcasing a grudge match nearly 240 years in the making: it's America
VS Great Britain - The Rematch. The US team will be represented by special guest Lui Calibre playing alongside our own Rockstar NYC devs - while the UK team will be represented by the one and only GTA V O'Clock Crew playing live from London - all hosted and commentated by Lazlow and the rest of the Rockstar Broadcast studio
team. We'll be battling through a Crew Head to Head playlist featuring all new Jobs from The Independence Day Special.
As always, we'll be streaming the show across the Social Club Events page, the Rockstar Games Twitch Channel and our YouTube Channel page. Make sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitch and Twitter to get the word as soon as we go live. Join us in the chat, and show your
support, whether Yank or Redcoat.
INDEPENDENCE DAY GEAR GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES
We'll be giving
away five (5) exclusive prize packs of suitably patriotic and rare GTA gear in the Independence Day Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes.
Each pack will include a GTAIV Aluminum Bat, Patriot Beer cup, GTAIV foam finger, Statue of Happiness figurine, plus a GTAV
Los Santos Lifeguard tee and a Vice City beach ball. Ten (10) runners-up will each get GTAV tee and stickers. You can enter
to win right now through Sunday at http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events. See Official Rules.
As always, make sure you're following us on Twitter, Facebook and Twitch to stay up to date on this and other future Social Club Event Weekend announcements.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
07/02/2014 - Bandai Namco Games to Distribute Project Cars
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BANDAI NAMCO GAMES ENTERS
WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH SLIGHTLY MAD STUDIOS ON PROJECT CARS
- BANDAI NAMCO Games will distribute Project CARS from Slightly Mad Studios; coming on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Wii UTM and PC starting
November 2014 -
PARIS, FRANCE – July 2nd 2014 – Leading video
game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S. today proudly announced a worldwide distribution agreement with
Slightly Mad Studios on Project CARS, coming on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Wii
U™ and PC starting November 2014.
Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful,
intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.
Crowd-funded by a passionate community that has been involved
in the development process throughout to create their ultimate racing experience, Project CARS allows you to
create a driver, pick from a huge variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals
and ultimate recognition in the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends,
leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events – sometimes for real-world prizes.
Featuring the largest track roster of any recent racing game with a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system,
world-class graphics and handling, deep tuning & pit stop functionality, and support for Oculus Rift and Project
Morpheus, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.
“We are tremendously happy to be collaborating with Slightly Mad Studios on this promising title, in which community
expectations are fusing with racers expertise to craft the next generation of simulation!” said Alberto González
Lorca, VP Third Parties, BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe.
“With a portfolio of prestigious, popular, and iconic
titles under their wing, Bandai Namco are the perfect partners to bring our pioneering community-driven game to players around
the world.” said Ian Bell, Head Of Studio, Slightly Mad Studios.
For more information about BANDAI NAMCO
Games and its entire line up, please visit the BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe official website at www.bandainamcogames.eu. For more details on Project CARS, please visit
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
07/01/2014 - Sky Tourist Blitz Trip Coming to iOS July 10th
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Announcing Sky Tourist:
Budapest, July 1st
, 2014 – Sky Tourist is back and better than ever!
Three Legged Egg is back and we’re here to announce Sky Tourist Blitz Trip (links to screenshots)! Petey Pendant’s new space adventure is coming
to the App Store on July 10th!
Petey’s new excursion has him flying about on
the east side of Plumia, with new artwork to enjoy. Sky Tourist Blitz Trip has the same great gameplay as the original but,
we've also listened to everyone’s feedback and have created a new installment of the game to reflect that! There
are 60 new levels that will give you that quick fix of fun, as each one is much smaller to better accommodate the mobile platform
and shorter sessions!
There will be more to come soon, along with a trailer to show the action! So, stay tuned
for another update before the big release!
App Store promo codes will be available shortly so if you would like
to request one or have questions please, don’t hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three Legged Egg
is a new independent game developer from Budapest, Hungary. We consist of a project leader and level designer (Zoli)
who also created Rhythm Repeat, an artist with a strong sense for story (Dávid), and a
coder prodigy (Zsolt)!
06/30/2014 - Activision Announces New TMNT Game for 3DS
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ACTIVISION > NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT
AND ASSETS > TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
UK – 30th June, 2014 – Nickelodeon’s justice-sworn, pizza-fuelled, half-shelled heroes
in green are back in Activision’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a third-person action game
coming to Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, just in time for the release of the Paramount Pictures’ film of the
same name. Mad genius Baxter Stockman’s mutant and robotic horrors have teamed up with the shadowy armies of the Foot
Clan to terrorise New York City and only Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello can protect its subways, sewers, rooftops
and streets from their devastating campaign.
Developed by Magic Pockets, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
is built around fast-moving hack-and-slash gameplay, letting players swap between its four main characters at will. From Mikey’s
speed to Raph’s brute force, each brother brings a unique set of strengths and skills to battle, based on their personality.
Players can evolve in power over time, gaining new levels, abilities and stat points, while mighty new weapons can be crafted
back at the Turtle’s Lair from raw materials collected throughout the adventure.
Ninja Turtles will arrive later this summer for Nintendo 3DS™ and is rated PEGI 12. For the latest Turtles
details as they emerge, head over to https://www.facebook.com/TMNT.
The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film is a modern-day
iteration of the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades. The Turtles must work with fearless
reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save New York City and
unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird
and Kevin Eastman, written by Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec and Evan Daugherty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
is produced by Michael Bay (director and executive producer of the blockbuster Transformers franchise), Andrew Form,
Brad Fuller, Galen Walker, Scott Mednick and Ian Bryce and directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans).
©2014 Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective
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