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Friday, November 14, 2014

11/14/2014 - Cinemaware Anthology 1986 - 1991 Out Today
Retro Gaming at its Finest - Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 Out Today

Relive 13 classic games in one exclusive pack available now via digital download

Leicester, UK, 14th November, 2014 – Love your retro games? Then we have a treat for you! Today sees the global digital launch of Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991; a facinating collection of 13 of the most highly regarded and successful classic games from legendary game developer Cinemaware. Relive that awesome ‘golden-era of videogames’ feeling: rescue a princess in medieval England, become the boss of Chicago's Mafia, wipe out terrorizing killer-ants or fight against enemy invaders with your jetpack and raygun in the 1940s! Choose to play the original Amiga version or the PC-MSDOS version (where available). All games will run on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 also contains special bonus content. Every game will come with its original manual (in digital format) and its complete soundtrack in mp3 format. This is the definitive Cinemaware collection for those looking for a great retro-experience!

Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 includes the following titles:
  • Defender of the Crown™
  • SDI ™
  • The King of Chicago™  
  • Sindbad and the Throne of the Falcon™  
  • Lords of the Rising Sun™ *
  • Rocket Ranger™   
  • It Came From the Desert™  
  • It Came From the Desert II: Antheads™  *
  • Wings!™  *
  • TV Sports: Football™
  • TV Sports: Basketball™  
  • TV Sports: Baseball™  
  • TV Sports: Boxing™  

*Amiga only

Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 is available now for PC via digital distrubtion for £7.99/€9.99/$9.99 with a boxed retail version scheduled for a 2015 launch.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

11/13/2014 - Team17 support GamesAid with New Humble Bundle
Team17 support GamesAid with New Humble Bundle

Team17 have announced the release of their Humble bundle, going live today and running for one week only. The UK-based publisher and developer is kindly donating a portion of the proceeds to UK Games-Industry charity GamesAid.

13/11/14  The legendary UK-based Team17 Digital of Nottingham are releasing a Christmas bundle including some of their fantastic titles.  They have partnered up with the US digital retailer giant Humble Inc. who pioneered the ‘pay what you want’ system that continues to lead the shift towards digital donations in the gaming charity sector.

 GamesAid are delighted about this partnership and grateful to both those at Team17 and Humble for the opportunity to be involved in this year’s bundle.
The Christmas spirit of giving has clearly rubbed off on Team 17 as they have not held back in their selection of titles for the bundle, as seen below:

Pay what you want:

Worms
Worms Armageddon
Worms Ultimate Mayhem Deluxe
Worms Blast
Worms Pinball
Worms Crazygolf
Superfrog HD
Alien Breed Trilogy

$6.00 or above
Worms Revolution Gold
Worms Reloaded GOTY
Overruled!
Light

Pay $15.00 or above
Flockers
Worms Clan Wars 4 Pack

Here is the link to the bundle:
https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

11/12/2014 - Arcade Token Mailing 2014 UPDATE

Arcade Token Mailing 2014 UPDATE

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It has been six long months since we first announced our 2014 Arcade Token Give-Away. Never before have we seen such a response to this fun give-away. We are truly honored by the massive influx of emails and requests. Unfortunately with this increase in popularity we also saw a rise in web site related catastrophes. Once again our inbox crashed, however instead of sending rejected emails back to their sender, the overflow was instead sent to the email address of our webmaster and other members of this site. Also, some people used the email address from last year, which is no longer active. Those emails were also redirected to our webmaster and our web site staff.

The good news is after six long months of sorting emails and stuffing envelopes we are now ready to make our first postal drop this week! All the envelopes are ready to go. We will also begin the first round of prize winner notifications. Be sure to check your email and please respond ASAP to the prize winner notification.

How The Prize Give Away Works:

  • If you are selected to win a free game or other prize you will be contacted by email. You will be asked to pick your prize from a list. All prizes are first come, first served. Please respond within 48 hours or you might miss your chance to win a prize. The only people who do not get to pick their prize are the Spam Prize and the First Response Prize Winners. These people will get special, deluxe prizes.

Thanks again for all your support. We are very proud that our yearly Collectible Arcade Token Give Away is such a huge success! We could not have done it with out you!

And one last thing... We have hired a company to help us with the mailing for next year. Hopefully that will mean smooth sailing for the 2015 give-away.

Best Wishes! Your friends at DigThatBox.com.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

11/11/2014 - Just Cause 3 Unveiled by Square Enix & Avalanche Studios
JUST CAUSE 3 UNVEILED BY SQUARE ENIX & AVALANCHE STUDIOS
Latest entry in the critically-acclaimed series takes open world freedom to new heights
London (11th November 2014) – Square Enix and Avalanche Studios today unveiled JUST CAUSE 3, a vast open-world action adventure, and the latest instalment in the much-loved JUST CAUSE series. JUST CAUSE 3 will be available in 2015 for PlayStation 4® computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

"We’ve been waiting for this moment ever since Just Cause 2 was released, said Christofer Sundberg, founder and Chief Creative Officer at Avalanche Studios. “This is the culmination of a decade’s worth of open-world evolution and innovation. In JUST CAUSE 3, we’ve sent Rico to a beautiful Mediterranean archipelago. He is of course bringing his Grapple and Parachute, both with game-changing upgrades, as well as the brand new Wingsuit. JUST CAUSE 3 truly represents the next generation of chaotic sandbox fun, and we can’t wait to show you more next year."

Exclusive coverage and developer interviews can be found in Game Informer’s December issue. Additionally, visit
GameInformer.com/JustCause3 throughout the month for on-going coverage.

Related Links
Official Homepage:
justcause.com
Official Facebook® Page: facebook.com/JustCause
Follow @JustCause on Twitter®: twitter.com/JustCause

About Avalanche Studios

Avalanche Studios is the original creator of the award-winning Just Cause franchise, and is currently working on Mad Max (published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) slated for release in 2015. The studio has created acclaimed twin stick shooter Renegade Ops (published by SEGA) and self-published free-to-play service theHunter (developed by subsidiary Expansive Worlds) with more than 4.5 million registered players across 190 countries. Avalanche Studios, which is based in Stockholm and New York City, was founded in 2003 by Christofer Sundberg and Linus Blomberg. The studio develops games built on its proprietary technology, the Avalanche Engine, enabling huge open worlds filled with emergent gameplay. More information is available at
www.avalanchestudios.com.

About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 64 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 42 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at
http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/.

JUST CAUSE, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS MONTRÉAL, FINAL FANTASY, IO INTERACTIVE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

11/10/2014 - Exclusive NHL Legends Now Available in NHL 15
NHL LEGENDS NOW AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN EA SPORTS NHL 15 HOCKEY ULTIMATE TEAM
November 10, 2014 – Your dream NHL lineup is now ready for you to create. Electronic Arts announced that starting today, NHL® Legends are available in NHL 15 Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One consoles. News on HUT Legends on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be shared soon. With over 8 million games played and 34% player growth from NHL 14 to NHL 15, Hockey Ultimate Team continues to be the most popular mode in the NHL franchise. With NHL Legends, there’s even more reason to play and improve or create the perfect team of superstars from the past and present.  Imagine what’s possible when you have current Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby picking up speed through the neutral zone alongside former greats Mario Lemieux and the ‘Russian Rocket’ Pavel Bure, while Ray Bourque patrols your blue line and Patrick Roy mans your goal crease. Each Legend will have their own distinct look, unique attributes, and may be available in Gold Packs. Watch the NHL15 Hockey Ultimate Legends trailer here to see some of your favorite players come to life in the game.

Throughout the year, NHL 15 will be releasing special edition items to celebrate historic performances and milestones by these Legends. Learn more about these historic NHL moments and limited edition items at our
HUT Legends website.

Full List of HUT Legends

Wayne Gretzky
Quite simply the best player to ever lace them up. When you consider that he had more assists (1,963) than anyone had points, it really puts his offensive dominance into perspective. Take control of The Great One, only in Hockey Ultimate Team. 

Mario Lemieux
With an unparalleled combination of size, speed and skill, Lemieux was arguably the most physically talented hockey player to ever play the game. Experience why they called him Super Mario.

Patrick Roy
With three Conn Smythe Trophies and the most playoff wins of all-time, it’s not hard to see why many consider Roy the greatest goalie of all time. His impact on the goaltending world can still be felt today, as he popularized the butterfly style used by most goaltenders today. 

Ray Bourque
The highest scoring defenseman of all-time threw over 6,000 pucks in the net during his NHL career, with many of those bulging the twine.

Joe Sakic
Burnaby Joe will go down as one of the best players and captains of this generation. He surpassed the 100 point plateau six times in his NHL career and won two Stanley Cup® Championships. Unleash Sakic’s world-class wrist shot on helpless opponents in HUT. 

Nicklas Lidstrom
He made it look easy. With extraordinary awareness, stick work and positioning, Lidstrom was dominant on the defensive side of the puck. The seven-time Norris Trophy winner would be a perfect fit for any team.

Pavel Bure
When Bure was on the ice, it looked like a video game. It wasn’t just his explosiveness that separated him from the rest; it was his ability to pull off high-skill plays at incredible speed that made him almost impossible to stop.

Eric Lindros
For a period of time in the 1990’s Eric Lindros was the most physically dominant player in the NHL. At 6’4” and 240 pounds, ‘The Big E’ could punish you on the ice and the scoreboard.

Mike Bossy
During his era, Bossy was the best pure goal scorer the NHL had ever seen. He is the fastest player to score 100 goals and is still the record holder for most goals-per-game.

Luc Robitaille
Lucky Luc wasn’t the fastest skater or the most gifted player on the ice, but he always had a knack for being in the right spot at the right time. He still stands as the NHL’s highest scoring left winger of all-time. 

Mike Modano
Drafted 1st overall in 1988 by the Minnesota North Stars, Modano lived up to the hype. He was one of the best skaters of his time and a prolific goal scorer – finishing his career as the highest scoring American-born player in NHL history.   

Jari Kurri
Kurri was an integral part of the Edmonton Oilers dynasty in the 1980’s and was known as Gretzky’s right-hand man. He finished his career as the highest scoring European player in NHL history with 601 goals and 797 assists.

Doug Gilmour
A fan favorite wherever he played, Gilmour was nicknamed ‘Killer’ because of his physical style of play despite his small stature. He played a complete game and is a perfect fit anywhere in your HUT lineup.

NHL 15 is the start of a new generation of hockey videogames, where the sights, sounds and feel of the fastest team sport on the planet come to life in a way players have never experienced before. Featuring 12 Player NHL Collision Physics and Real Puck Physics, NHL 15 captures the hard-hitting chaos and unpredictability of the game of hockey. Players are immersed in authentic arenas across the National Hockey League and hang on every play called by an all-new broadcast commentary team led by NBC Sports legends Mike “Doc” Emrick and Eddie Olczyk.

NHL 15 is now available at retail stores throughout North America and Europe on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system.

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC®. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit
www.easports.com.

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