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Friday, June 12, 2015

06/12/2015 - Super League Gaming Launches in Movie Chains This Summer
World's First In-Theater Gaming League Launches In 3 Largest U.S. Movie Chains This Summer

Founded By A Group Of Dads Looking To Bring A Minor League Experience to Gamers, Super League Gaming Combines Video Games With Recreational Competition

 
LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -  Super League Gaming, the world's first in-theater video game league, brings gamers together in-person to play side-by-side on the big movie screen. Launching its Super League Gaming Summer Tour in Los Angeles on June 15, the startup is taking over 28 major cities across the U.ities across the U.S. with 80+ movie theater locations, including the nation's three largest chains - Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, and Cinemark Theatres, as well as luxury chain iPic Theaters.

For the first time ever, gamers and their teams compete against eaccompete against each other inside movie theaters throughout the country for league championship titles in this new, immersive, face-to-face experience, starting with the game Minecraft, and others to come in the fall.

The 28-city tour will run from June 15 through August 26 to introduce the concept of Super League Gaming and get the word out about league gameplay which starts with a 6-week session on September 14.

"Much like a baseball player has their minor or junior league, gamers now have Super League," says Super League President and COO Brett Morris. "And much like a basketball player has a court, or a soccer player has a field, gamers now have theaters. We're bringing together gamers to compete and socialize with other like-minded gamers in an exciting setting."

A 3rd-person world view of a customized game will be projected on a theater screen, showing the all-encompassing perspective of the Minecraft world with all players, while gamers play 1st-person on their own laptops. Super League Gaming's proprietary technology uses Minecraft's open source API to merge all players onto a single screen, creating a wholly new experience for group gameplay.

During the 80 minute sessions, gamers will build with their teams, compete in battles and enjoy free time to socialize and strategize with other gamers as they work to climb the international leaderboard.

With over 100 million downloads, Minecraft is by far the most downloaded computer game of all time and has gained even more popularity in recent years as YouTube gamers have helped propel its rise. CaptainSparklez, a YouTube celebrity with over 8.6 million subscribers watching his Minecraft videos, will be an integral part of Super League Gaming and also appear at the June 15th launch event at Cinemark Playa Vista and XD in LA.

"There are all kinds of leagues out there, but there's still a vast group of gamers who don't have any way of organizing themselves into recreational teams," says Super League Co-Founder and Chief Visionary John Miller. "We were just a group of dads who saw that void and thought this would be a great way to bring gaming to life. Gamers learn how to cooperate, how to develop their social skills, and work together toward a common goal over a period of time. The core concept of teamwork is still there. We're just evolving the playing field."

The Summer Tour will bring Super League Gaming to over 80 theaters in the U.S., followed by 6-week league sessions in the fall where gamers play once a week for$120 per session. To learn more about Super League Gaming and buy tickets, visit:  www.SuperLeague.com

About Super League Gaming

Founded in 2014, Super League Gaming (https://superleague.com/) is the world's first in-theater, interactive video game league throughout the U.S. Based in Santa Monica, California, Super League Gaming launched with their flagship game Minecraft and plans to expand to additional games in the coming months.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

06/11.2015 - Star Trek Alien Domain Open Beta Now Live
Star Trek: Alien Domain Open Beta Now Live


Everett, WA - June 11, 2015 - GameSamba today announced the beginning of open beta service for the free-to-play online strategy game, Star Trek: Alien Domain™.

Taking place many years after the events of Star Trek: Voyager™, Star Trek: Alien Domain™ follows players as they take on the role of a Federation or Klingon captain trapped in the unexplored realm of fluidic space. Players will face a variety of threats - including Species 8472 - encounter new hostile creatures and species, and be forced to contend with a war that has erupted between the trapped Klingon and Federation forces.

Now entering open beta, the game has undergone numerous updates since the previous closed beta tests began, including major new additions such as an equipment system for starships, a boss battle mode, and a stage trials mode where players can compete to conquer as many stages as possible before being defeated. Several other new gameplay features are scheduled to be released in the near future, including a new large scale PvP mode, and further enhancements to the equipment system.

For more information on Star Trek: Alien Domain™ and events surrounding the open beta launch, you can visit the game's official website at
http://startrek.gamesamba.com, or follow the game on Facebook and Twitter.

About GameSamba
GameSamba is a publisher and developer of free-to-play and mobile games, with studios in the Seattle area, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. The company's mission is to bring high quality titles to a global audience. GameSamba is an affiliate of Group 1200 Media.
http://www.gamesamba.com

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

06/10/2015 - DigThatBox.com Reveals New 2015 Collectible Arcade Tokens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DigThatBox.com Reveals New Red and Blue Collectible Arcade Tokens

Celebrating the E3 Expo with Two Incredible New Collectible Coins

HOLLYWOOD, CA June 10th, 2015 – DigThatBox.com proudly announces the 2015 Collectible Arcade Token Give-Away. The site has created two brand new coins, available in Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue, to celebrate E3 Expo 2015 and the sixth anniversary of this unique promotion.

On the front of the coin is the deadly Pixel Invader, who has become the public face of DigThatBox.com.  The text around the coin reads “DigThatBox.com, Can You Dig It?” On the back of the coin is a brand new logo celebrating the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, CA.  Each coin is limited to 1000 units each and will not be made available again after the end of this give away.

Members of the site will be giving away these beautifully crafted custom made arcade tokens at E3 Expo 2015. These highly collectible coins will also be made available through an online promotion.

Since 2009 DigThatBox.com has distributed over 15,000 collectible arcade tokens worldwide. Tokens have been sent to all 50 of the United States and to 40 different countries around the globe. This site has produced eleven different coins since the give-away began in 2009. The give-away has become larger and more successful with each passing year.

Both the red and the blue Coin feature the original works of artist Christian George-Morehouse based on the creative vision of DigThatBox.com founder Elliott S. Thomas. The pair has worked together on every coin in the Dig That Box Collection.

These beautiful and unique collectible coins are produced in co-operation with Osborne Coinage®. These freshly minted coins are made right here in the USA. They are created with only the finest, high grade, lead free materials.

DigThatBox.com will also be giving away tokens to its loyal online readers through a global mail order give-away. Additional details for the online give-away will be released on June 12th, 2015.

About DigThatBox.com:

DigThatBox.com is a video game and pop culture web site based in the heart of Hollywood California. Our content is a unique blend of pop culture topics, underground art and video game news. The name for the site comes from the company logo, which is the platonic cube. The site has the important distinction of being the only video game related web site based in Hollywood California. For more information please visit www.DigThatBox.com

About Artist Christian George-Morehouse:

Christian is an expert in the field of Movie and Television Props. He has also produced several amazing custom made toys that have been sold to dealers and collectors all around the Globe. His work is often imitated but never duplicated. His attention to detail and his commitment to perfection are unmatched.

About: Osborne Coinage®:

Osborne Coinage® America’s oldest and most esteemed private mint. Their brands include, Tokens Direct, Roger Williams Mint, Kilmartin Industries, and Van Brook of Lexington. The company produces high quality custom coins, tokens, key chains, and medallions. Please visit: http://www.tokensdirect.com/

About E3 Expo™ 2015:

E3 Expo™ is the world's premiere trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA®), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet. For more information, please visit www.E3Expo.com or www.theESA.com.

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If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an appointment with a member of our staff, please call contact us at contact@digthatbox.com.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

06/09/2015 - Guitar Hero LIVE Playable at E3 2015
Guitar Hero Live playable at E3

LONDON, UK – 9th June, 2015 – Activision and FreeStyleGames confirmed today that Guitar Hero Live will be playable at E3 with new hands-on content and more information on GHTV, the game’s always-on, 24 hour mode that lets you play along to a continually updated collection of music videos ranging from the newest releases to favourite hits.

“We’ve been working super hard on Guitar Hero Live for years, so we’re so stoked to show people more of the game every chance we get and to give fans a chance to play it themselves – that’s why we’re bringing Guitar Hero Live to E3 and letting you get hands on,” said Jamie Jackson, Creative Director and Co-Head of FreeStyleGames. “Five years is a long time. Not only has technology changed, but we’ve had years to think about what makes Guitar Hero so much fun to play and also to talk to fans about what they loved most about the original game. We’ve developed an awesome new experience built from the ground up and we are integrating new technology and techniques that just weren’t possible back then. GHTV is a huge part of that and comes with a bunch of new songs, of which we’ll announce more next week. See you at E3!”

Guitar Hero Live will be available in autumn 2015 on PlayStation 4 PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and select phone and tablet devices.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

06/08/2015 - Capcom Confirms E3 Expo 2015 Lineup
CAPCOM ANNOUNCES MEGA MAN® LEGACY COLLECTION AND CONFIRMS LINEUP FOR E3 2015
Street Fighter® V to Make First Major Event Debut Alongside Playable Demos of Upcoming Lineup
SAN MATEO, Calif. – June 8, 2015 – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced new details for its upcoming title lineup and confirmed its roster of playable titles to be shown at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles next week. The newly announced Mega Man® Legacy Collection includes faithful reproductions of the original six Mega Man® games along with a new Challenge Mode and a Museum collection of art assets that will appeal to both new players and diehard fans. This digital collection will be available across North America and Europe this summer for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC, followed by a winter release on Nintendo 3DS™.  In addition to playable demos for Mega Man Legacy Collection, Resident Evil® 0, and Devil May Cry® 4 Special Edition, E3 will be the first major event appearance for the highly anticipated Street Fighter® V, which will hype up its presence with a tournament stage and interactive photo opportunity for attendees. Capcom will release new assets and information for Street Fighter V on June 15. New assets and information on the rest of the titles can be downloaded now at www.press.capcom.com .

Details on Capcom’s full roster of titles on display at its booth #2423 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center are as follows:

Street Fighter V (PS4™, PC):
The legendary fighting franchise returns with Street Fighter V! Powered by Unreal® Engine 4 technology, stunning visuals depict the next generation of World Warriors in unprecedented detail, while exciting and accessible battle mechanics deliver endless fighting fun that both beginners and veterans can enjoy. Challenge friends online, or compete for fame and glory on the Capcom Pro Tour. Street Fighter V will be released exclusively for the PlayStation®4 and PC. Through a strategic partnership between Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Capcom, the next generation Street Fighter® experience will offer cross-platform play that will unite fans into a centralized player base for the first time ever. The path to greatness begins here: RISE UP!

Mega Man Legacy Collection (PS4, Xbox One, PC – summer; Nintendo 3DS – winter):
Mega Man Legacy Collection is a celebration of the 8-bit history of Capcom’s iconic Blue Bomber. Featuring faithful reproductions of the series’ origins with the original six Mega Man games, the Legacy Collection will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made Mega Man such a popular and iconic character. In addition to the six Mega Man games, Mega Man Legacy Collection features new ways to experience the classic games with the Museum Mode and new Challenge Mode. Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces – a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.

Resident Evil 0 (PS4, PS3™, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC – Early 2016):
The recently confirmed Resident Evil 0 is a remastered version of the popular prequel to the original Resident Evil® game. The new title takes the fear-inducing atmosphere from the original 2002 release and transforms it with stunning new HD visuals, improved sound, widescreen support and an optional modernized control system. Both series fans and newcomers alike can experience the story of what really happened before the iconic mansion incident that was the catalyst for the entire Resident Evil saga.

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC – June 23, 2015):
Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition includes the original 2008 release, which went on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide, plus three new playable characters, Turbo Mode, Legendary Dark Knight Mode, new costumes, and additional gameplay improvements. With a total of five unique playable characters, Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition features the largest roster in any Devil May Cry® game to date. The Special Edition also features freshly powered-up visuals on PC and next gen consoles, supporting a 1080p resolution and stunning high-res textures, and also retains the original title’s smooth 60fps.

For all the latest assets and game information, please visit the Capcom Press Site at
www.press.capcom.com .  

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