Friday, February 13, 2015
02/13/2015 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Now Available on New 3DS
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HUNTING SEASON IS NOW
OPEN AS CAPCOM RELEASES MONSTER HUNTERTM 4 ULTIMATE
New Content and Exciting Features Abound
in the Biggest, Most Accessible Monster HunterTM Yet
San Mateo, Calif. —
Feb. 13, 2015 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced the release
of Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate for Nintendo 3DS™. The game is compatible with all of
the Nintendo 3DS family of handheld systems including the New Nintendo 3DS™ which also released today. Monster
Hunter 4 Ultimate can be purchased at retail and also as a digital download in the Nintendo eShop across North
America and Europe.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the biggest and most accessible entry
yet in the popular Monster Hunter™ series, which has sold more than 31 million units worldwide to date. Players
take on the role of a hunter that joins up with a travelling caravan to explore new lands and combat ferocious enemies in
pursuit of the ultimate hunt. This grand adventure includes hundreds of quests that yield valuable resources used for weapons
and equipment. To aid players in their epic battles, the game offers two new weapon classes (for a total of 14), expanded
actions and dynamic vertical gameplay including a new monster riding mechanic.
Players can enjoy a robust single
player experience or join up to three other hunters locally or, for the first time, online using a wireless broadband Internet
connection. Hunters across North America, Europe and Oceania can team up with each other in these local or online play options.
For those playing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the New Nintendo 3DS XL system, they can experience
enhanced graphics, C-stick functionality and customizable ZL and ZR buttons.
A free downloadable Starter Pack will
be available in-game for a limited time starting today through March 15 which includes useful items to assist players as they
start their hunting journey. The items include a variety of potions, bombs and traps as well as Super Mushrooms which provide
early access to the Mario™ or Luigi™ gear for the Felyne Palico companions. More information on accessing the
Starter Pack and unlocking the gear is available at Capcom-Unity. In addition, fans that purchase the digital version of the game on Nintendo
eShop through March 15 will receive a bonus download code for a free “MH4U Gore & Seregios” theme that can
be used to customize the Nintendo 3DS system’s HOME Menu background.
In addition to the first month
Starter Pack, Capcom will also be supporting the title with free of charge monthly downloadable quests and content beginning
in March then continuing for several months after. With these monthly packs, players can look forward to even more challenging
hunts as well as quests to access the various themed collaboration contents to outfit their hunters and Palicoes.
To download assets and access further information on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, please visit the
Capcom Press Site.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Thursday, February 12, 2015
02/13/2015 - Offworld Trading Company Early Access Now Available
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Offworld Trading Company Early
Access Now Available
Economic RTS from Soren Johnson’s Mohawk Games offers a different kind of warfare -
MI – February 12, 2015 – Players are now able to begin colonizing Mars in Offworld
Trading Company, the economic RTS from Mohawk Games, as the title is now available on Steam Early Access for a limited-time
discount of $35.99. The title also remains discounted directly
through publisher Stardock at http://offworldgame.com/store.
The Early Access version of Offworld Trading Company allows
players to compete head to head or in free-for-all matches over the Internet, explore the dynamic single-player campaign that
responds to your choices and the outcomes of the scenarios, and skirmish against the advanced AI that is already more than
capable of wiping the floor with unsuspecting players.
Offworld Trading Company is a new direction for
real-time strategy, where money is both your deadliest weapon and toughest defense. After the Earth is tapped out and the
asteroids claimed by faceless megacorporations, the stark Martian surface is the final frontier on which dreamers and entrepreneurs
can make something of themselves by staking their claim to the red planet’s abundant resources and building an economic
engine capable of out-producing the competition.
The real-time, player-driven market is the foundation of the game,
allowing players to buy and sell resources, materials, and even the food and water their colonists need to survive. Only by
buying low and selling high – and perhaps engaging in a little more overt market manipulation with hacker arrays, black-market
pirate raids, and more – can players build up enough capital to gain access to the incredibly lucrative offworld markets
that bring in the cash they need to buy out their rivals and claim the Martian economy for themselves.
to http://www.twitch.tv/mohawkgames every Thursday at noon Pacific (3pm Eastern) to see the latest on Offworld
Trading Company development.
For more on Offworld
Trading Company, please visit http://offworldgame.com and check out the Mohawk Games blog at http://mohawkgames.com.
more on Stardock, go to http://www.stardock.com.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
02/11/2015 - Game Connection 2015 Details Announced
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New Products, Demos, And
Development Awards To Be Featured At 4-Day Game Industry Event
Apple, Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco Games, Google, Microsoft Studios, Nintendo, Ubisoft Entertainment
Among Others to Attend
San Francisco, CA, USA – February 10, 2015 – Once
again, San Francisco will be the center of attention for the gaming industry when Game Connection 2015 takes place during
the week of the Game Developers Conference March 2nd through March 5th, 2015.
More than a 1,000 confirmed attendees
will be present at City View at METREON, across the street from the Moscone Center. Game Connection 2015’s unique
meeting service provides the opportunity to demo and check out new products and services from big-name companies such as Nintendo,
Microsoft, and Sony and get first-hand insight on emerging trends, upcoming developments and exciting innovations –
all in intimate one-on-one settings.
Game Connection 2015 enables to meet some of the largest companies in the
industry, including Apple, Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco Games, Big Fish Games, Bigpoint Inc., Chillingo, DeNA, Double
Fine Productions, GAMEVIL, Google, Koch Media, Microsoft Studios, Nintendo, Paradox Interactive, Rovio Entertainment, Sega
Networks, Sony Mobile Communications, Tencent, and Ubisoft Entertainment.
Registered attendees are already making
great use of the meeting application, the unique tool offered by Game Connection to streamline the scheduling process. Since
the meeting app opened in late January, 2,000 meeting invitations had been sent within the first few days, with many more
With less than one month until the event, exhibitor spaces are nearly sold out, the number of registered
buyers has already surpassed the total number of the previous year, and more industry professionals are signing up each day.
Interested exhibitors should contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to secure the few available spaces left.
2015 is the place where members from all aspects of the industry come together, from development, publishing, and funding,
to production, middleware, marketing, and distribution and where big players sit side by side with indie developers and the
future stars of tomorrow.
The show also hosts the Game Connection Development Awards (formerly “Game Connection
Selected Projects”), which recognizes and promotes independent game projects at any stage of development. Out of up
to 50 entries in each of the ten categories, a judging committee of industry veterans will chose one winner each. Previous
winners include Loading Human from Untold Games, White Night from OSome Studio, Contrast from Compulsion Games, Badland from
Frogmind, and Limbo from PlayDead and Izle from Area Effect. Limbo from PlayDead and Izle from Area Effect. The Award Ceremony
will take place on Tuesday March 3rd at 10:00 AM.
The 4-day conference also provides plenty of opportunities to
socialize, with three cocktail receptions:
2nd - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM sponsored by TeamSpeak
Tuesday March 3rd - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM sponsored by MediaMonk
Wednesday March 4th - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM sponsored by Brazilian Game Developers
For more information on
Game Connection America, please visit:
About Game Connection:
is an international conference that gives video game industry professionals the opportunity to interact, network, and promote
their products, services and expertise. Since 2001, key players from the games industry have gathered in Europe and in the
US —to meet, do business together, connect with new industry professionals and socialize in a lively environment where
business gets done. This business-focused setting is largely enabled by the Game Connection Meeting Application, a unique
match-making tool allowing attendees to schedule meetings in advance of the event – thereby effectively optimizing time
spent onsite. In 2011, Game Connection launched a program of conferences, workshops, and Master Classes. As part of this program,
experts in arts, game design, programming, production, communication and marketing present the latest innovation for consoles,
handheld, browser games, social media, digital and mobile stores. Next event: Game Connection America, March 2 – 5,
2015 at City View at METREON, San Francisco, USA. For more information, visit www.game-connection.com
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
02/10/2015 - Jackbox Party Pack Now Available on OUYA
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Five Hilarious Party Games Available Now for the Launch Sale Price of $19.99
What's in the Box? Unpack the Party on OUYA Today with The Jackbox Party
FRANCISCO - Feb. 10, 2015 - OUYA and Jackbox Games today announced that uproarious local multiplayer party game bundle
The Jackbox Party Pack is now available on OUYA. The pack contains five of Jackbox’s acclaimed party games,
including an updated, culturally relevant incarnation of the pop-culture trivia game YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 2015.
The Jackbox Party Pack will be sold for $24.99, but for this week only the entire Pack can be purchased for the launch
sale price of $19.99.
The Jackbox Party Pack includes:
The Jackbox Party Pack
also features an entirely unique user interface: all five of the Party Pack’s featured titles are played using
a phone or tablet as the controller, making for a theatrical, intuitively touch-based user experience. Players can connect
their mobile devices to the console by accessing jackbox.tv and entering the room code displayed in the game via the OUYA
- YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 2015: Jackbox’s legendary pop culture trivia game, revamped with current,
- Fibbage XL: A brain-bending
bluffing game that pits players against each other to find out who can tell the most convincing lie.
- Drawful: A zany, absurdist drawing game accessible to even the most
talentless of artists.
- Word Spud: A
low-pressure, open-ended, optionally racy word game that lets players compete to complete half-written words and phrases.
- Lie Swatter: A trivia game that asks players to identify which facts
are true and which are false – and can accommodate even the most boisterous of parties, with capacity to cater to over
The Jackbox Party Pack is also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Steam
for PC and Mac, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV stick.
Watch the game trailer here: http://youtu.be/EcXsp77YoBE.
Download assets here: https://app.box.com/s/nwhwxw1xusikglgb969ixhzn58vf7cso.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Monday, February 9, 2015
02/09/2015 - Trash TV Coming to PC and Mac on Feb 23rd
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TRASH TV BLASTS ON TO
PC AND MACS EVERYWHERE FEBRUARY 23
Ready for a Delightfully Violent Platforming Romp
Twain Harte, California – February 9,
2015 – From the mind of UK-based indie developer Lawrie Games Ltd., comes a story of redemption… dated
technology… and platform puzzles solved with guns. Coming to Steam on February 23, Trash TV
will delight gamers with the stylish combination of action, puzzle solving, and platforming gameplay.
both a bit scary and exciting that the launch of Trash TV will be coming soon,” said Lawrence Russell, founder and sole
developer at Lawrie Games, Ltd. “I hope gamers will appreciate the retro stylings that harken back to those days of
watching TV on old tube televisions. And combining these visuals to some pretty hardcore gameplay elements like rocket jumping
will make for weirdly unique gameplay experience.”
Cast away into a recycling center, Trash TV
players take on the role of an outdated tube television animated to life with a singular goal – to find the original
remote control and become fully functional again. Get ready to navigate through the perilous pathways of the recycling factory,
avoid machines set out to flatten and pulverize your humble little TV into scrap parts, and pick up various weapons of wicked
destruction to use against haywire machines as well as solving puzzles through explosive solutions.
TV will be available on PC and Mac via Steam for $6.99 on February 23. For more information regarding Trash
TV, follow Reverb Games on Twitter, visit the Reverb Games Facebook page, and watch Reverb Games’ Twitch channel.
Submitted by: E. Thomas