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Friday, November 7, 2014

11/07/2014 - The Wolf Among Us Retail Edition Now Available
Critically-Acclaimed The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series Now Available at Retailers

Also Available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One for the First Time

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., November 7th, 2014 - Leading developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, in cooperation with DC Entertainment, today announced the release of  The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series for download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time in Europe; and available for the first time on PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 at retail in Europe. The series will be downloadable on PS Vita in Europe on November 12th.

“We are so proud to be a part of the rich tapestry of the FABLES universe, bringing that world's darker takes on familiar fairytale characters to an interactive medium,” said Kevin Bruner, President and Co-Founder at Telltale Games. “In bringing The Wolf Among Us to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One formats, as well as the recent Android release, more players than ever can now experience being Sheriff Bigby Wolf and take the fate of Fabletown into their own hands.”

The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series has been met with critical acclaim since its premiere leading to its finale this July, when GameSpot.com heralded the series as a 2014 Game of the Year Contender. The series was nominated in five categories in the 2014 Golden Joystick Awards, including Game of the Year, Best Original Game, Best Audio, Best Storytelling, and Studio of the Year for Telltale Games.

The finale episode received a 9.3 out of 10 score from IGN.com who awarded it 'Game of the Month,' saying,  "Simply put, The Wolf Among Us' finale provides some of the finest storytelling I've played in a long time," later adding "Telltale's finale is a fantastic adventure, and some of the best work the studio has ever done." 

Nerdist.com  called the series upon its conclusion,  "... a tour de force of sex, lies, murder, deceit, and, ultimately, hope. The final moments of the series are guaranteed to be the subject of heated comment section debate for months to come and can totally shatter your perception of everything you've come to know."   Also in their review of the season finale, GamesBeat awarded the episode a 9.5 out of 10 score, saying "Cry Wolf ends Telltale's Fables series on a memorable and effective note... It's everything a finale should be."  

Official Xbox Magazine awarded  'Cry Wolf' a  9 out of 10, calling it "a spectacular end to an excellent series," while Joystiq also gave the episode a  9 out of 10, saying,  "The Wolf Among Us has been consistently excellent from start to finish."

A consistent New York Times bestseller,  'FABLES'  is written by Bill Willingham and is one of DC Entertainment's longest-running series published under its Vertigo imprint since 2002. With over a dozen Eisner Awards, including Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story, the  FABLES universe has become one of the richest mythologies in the world of comics, imagining that characters like Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf and Pinocchio from the world's most beloved storybooks are real - Real, and living among us, with all of their powers intact.

Set prior to the events seen in the first issue of the  FABLES comic book series,  The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series puts players in the role of Bigby Wolf, a man once more infamously known as The Big Bad Wolf.  Now the sheriff of a hidden community in New York City, exiled from the land of fairy tales, Bigby is tasked by the bureaucrat Snow White to keep order within a society of mythical creatures and characters trying to remain undetected in the world of the mundane.  From a chain-smoking member of 'The Three Little Pigs,' to a slippery Mr. Toad itching for his next wild ride, The Wolf Among Us examines the lives of beings straight from the pages of myth and lore, now trying to survive on the meanest and most run-down streets of New York.

The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment, and is rated ‘PEGI 18’ for Extreme violence, Violence towards defenceless people, and Strong language.
    
For more information on the game, visit 
the official websiteFacebook, and follow Telltale Games on  Twitter

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

11/06/2014 - Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes Out Now for iOS Devices
Lima Sky, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment Announce Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes


Doodle The Doodler Dons the Cowl for an Epic Mobile Game Team Up, Out Now for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®

New York, NY – November 6, 2014 – Independent game studio Lima Sky is teaming up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment to develop Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes, a whimsical mashup of two iconic properties. The first installment, now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, contains the timeless “jump ‘em up” gameplay of Doodle Jump infused with Batman and his famous Rogues’ Gallery. Future updates to the game include other DC Comics’ Super Heroes, including Superman and Wonder Woman, and their nemeses.

Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes is developed by Lima Sky, and is licensed and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment.

“We at Lima Sky are thrilled to bring Doodle Jump into the amazing worlds of DC Comics Super Heroes,” noted Igor Pusenjak, co-founder of Lima Sky. “We’ve been lifelong fans of the Batman universe and brand.”

The initial Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes episode takes place in the fabled crime-ridden Gotham City, as The Doodler dons Batman’s cowl to chase down infamous villains, who have stolen powerful energy crystals that threaten the well-being of countless innocents. Players jump and fight their way up, up, up Gotham City’s historic skyline to battle Batman’s archenemies: The Joker, Penguin, Mr. Freeze and more. Fans can also fly the Bat-Copter or use the Bat-Jet to chase villains to new heights, or utilize the Bat-Grappling Gun to stop their fall.

“We’re excited to bring the DC Comics brand to such a highly successful and widely approachable mobile game as Doodle Jump,” said Greg Ballard, Senior Vice President, Mobile, Social and Emerging Platforms, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes gives fans a unique, fun and easy way to interact with their favorite Super Heroes.”

Doodle Jump, the #3 best-selling paid app of all time, is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Doodle Jump DC Super Heroes is available now as a free download on the App Store, and is coming to the Android and Amazon Appstores in 2015.

App Store Link:
http://goo.gl/g6FKSa

About Lima Sky
Lima Sky is an iOS development studio and publisher dedicated to creating entertaining, innovative and educational games and apps, with a special focus on the youth market. Founded in July 2008 by Igor Pusenjak, a graduate and faculty at the MFA interactive design program at Parsons School of Design in New York, and Marko Pusenjak, a veteran mobile applications developer, Lima Sky has established itself as a leading independent developer and publisher.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles. 

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. 

™ & © DC Comics (s14)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

11/05/2014 - Atari Introduces Atari Casino
Atari Introduces Atari CasinoTM, a Premier Real Money Gaming Destination
Atari and Pariplay Form Strategic Partnership to Launch Atari-Themed Games Across Real Money Gambling Formats

New York - November 5th, 2014 -
Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and Pariplay, a high-performance gaming technology company and developer of iGaming and iLottery systems and games, today announced the release of Atari Casino™.  The real-money gaming website includes Atari-themed games across various platforms.

Atari Casino features cherished games from Atari’s robust portfolio of iconic titles including Asteroids®, Star Raiders®, Centipede®, Pong ®, and more. Players can play slots, scratchers, Keno and a variety of other casino style games while wagering real money.  In the Asteroids’ scratcher game, players can blast asteroids out of the sky and turn them into valuable gems.  In the Star Raiders slot game, players can play 25 pay lines with upgrade to 243 lines on Free Play Battle Mode and try their luck in an intergalactic experience filled with flying space crafts, lasers and cosmic fun.

All games will be available in the Pariplay network for operators to operate these games through their sites. Pariplay designated several of the most successful Atari brands to its iLottery network enabling lotteries to host the next generation of fixed-odds and predetermined outcome games. 

“With Atari Casino, we have taken our beloved brands and created a new and innovative way for our fans to experience our classic games,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari, Inc.  “The real money gaming market is growing rapidly and we believe our joint venture with Pariplay will help position Atari Casino for success by leveraging Pariplay’s expertise and back-end infrastructure in a real-money environment while we bring the Atari community to the table.”  

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

11/05/2014 - BMW M4 Safety Car Launced for Gran Turismo 6
BMW M4 Safety Car Launched For PlayStation’s Gran Turismo®6

The BMW M Performance M4 Safety Car replica becomes available for PlayStation's Gran Turismo 6.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – November 4, 2014… BMW of North America and Polyphony Digital, Inc. announced today at the 2014 SEMA Show that the new BMW M Performance M4 Safety Car will be made available, in virtual form, to owners of the Gran Turismo®6 game for the PlayStation®3 system as a free update in late November. The BMW M Performance M4 Safety Car made its North American industry premiere today at the show as a demonstration vehicle for BMW M Performance Parts in North America.

Working in partnership, Polyphony Digital, Inc. and BMW have managed to make the rare BMW M4 Safety Car into a playable reality for all. At this year’s SEMA Show, industry showgoers will view the actual BMW M Performance M4 Safety Car, be among the first to drive it on the Gran Turismo 6 simulators.

The BMW M Performance M4 Safety Car was produced by BMW of North America as an exciting showcase for the latest accessories in the popular M Performance Parts catalog, which are often used by BMW owners to fully personalize The Ultimate Driving Machine®.

The Safety Car began as a series-production 2015 BMW M4 Coupe and features a custom body wrap by 3M in BMW Motorsport theme colors. Next, BMW added a full complement of BMW M Performance parts available for the M4: carbon fiber splitter system, side splitters, carbon fiber mirror caps, carbon fiber rear spoiler, carbon fiber rear diffuser, black BMW kidney grilles, black side gills, and titanium exhaust system with carbon fiber exhaust tips. The M4 Safety Car theme is completed by a set of LED grille-mounted flashers and LED rooftop light bar.

BMW M Performance Parts may be selected one-by-one, or in elaborate combinations, to create a perfectly unique BMW or BMW M vehicle. BMW M Performance Parts are widely available for most BMW 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series,  6 Series, X3, X4, X5 and X6 models, and may be fitted as Accessories by an Authorized BMW Center, or may be specified during the original vehicle ordering process and installed prior to delivery. The latest products may be found at
http://www.shopbmwusa.com/BMW-PERFORMANCE.

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.  BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 140 BMW motorcycle retailers, 121 MINI passenger car dealers, and 35 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: 
www.bmwgroupna.com.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

11/03/2014 - Rockstar Games and Mass Appeal Records reval Music of GTA V Box Sets

ROCKSTAR GAMES IN COLLABORATION WITH MASS APPEAL RECORDS TO RELEASE THE MUSIC OF GRAND THEFT AUTO V LIMITED EDITION SOUNDTRACK BOX SETS

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Separate Vinyl & CD Versions; Premium Packaging with Exclusive Lithograph Poster, Colored Vinyl and more

(New York, NY) – November 3, 2014 - To celebrate the release of the new, enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Rockstar Games will be releasing limited edition collections of the game's star-studded soundtrack on both CD and Vinyl.

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V’ limited edition collections include 59 tracks with original music from A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Twin Shadow, Wavves, Flying Lotus, Yeasayer and more. In addition, the limited editions will feature the original score composed by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist & Oh No, mixed by DJ Shadow, along with the other incredible music featured in Grand Theft Auto V. Limited to a production run of under 5000 units worldwide, these limited editions will be available from December 9 at top online and physical record stores.

The vinyl collection will feature a total of six vinyl records, a full color booklet and an exclusive lithograph poster in a classic box-set. The CD collection includes three discs along with a branded Grand Theft Auto V gold brick-shaped USB Drive, artwork and poster all sealed in a special die-cut package.

For more information on Grand Theft Auto V, please visit www.rockstargames.com/v

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