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Friday, February 13, 2015

02/13/2015 - Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Now Available on New 3DS
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.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

02/13/2015 - Offworld Trading Company Early Access Now Available
Offworld Trading Company Early Access Now Available  


- Economic RTS from Soren Johnson’s Mohawk Games offers a different kind of warfare -

Plymouth, 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.

Tune in 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.


For more on Stardock, go to http://www.stardock.com.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

02/11/2015 - Game Connection 2015 Details Announced
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 to come.

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
sales@game-connection.com immediately to secure the few available spaces left.

Game Connection 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:


Monday March 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:
http://www.game-connection.com/

About Game Connection:
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

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

02/10/2015 - Jackbox Party Pack Now Available on OUYA
What's in the Box? Unpack the Party on OUYA Today with The Jackbox Party Pack

Five Hilarious Party Games Available Now for the Launch Sale Price of $19.99

SAN 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:
  • YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 2015: Jackbox’s legendary pop culture trivia game, revamped with current, updated questions.
  • 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 100 players.
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 console.

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.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

02/09/2015 - Trash TV Coming to PC and Mac on Feb 23rd
TRASH TV BLASTS ON TO PC AND MACS EVERYWHERE FEBRUARY 23


Get 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.

“It’s 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.

Trash 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.

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