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Friday, October 2, 2015

10/02/2015 - Hitbox to Host Exclusive Strem of Counter Strike Championship
Hitbox to Host Exclusive Online Stream of The World Championship for Counter Strike

VIENNA, Oct. 02, 2015 – Hitbox, home to millions of PC game live streamers and esports enthusiasts from around the world, will be the exclusive broadcaster of The World Championship 2015 (TWC), the first and only Counter Strike: Global Offensive competition pitting national teams from all across the globe. The ultimate CS:GO showdown begins October 8th at Sava Center in Belgrade, Serbia, and online at hitbox.tv/efragtv. It will unite the best players from 16 nations across the globe for an extraordinary, best-of-sixteen fight for the World Champion title. Attending in Belgrade or watching the stream on Hitbox will be free!
   
Organized by E-Frag, the leading online gaming portal focused on CS:GO , this inaugural TWC tournament has so featured 79 teams and more than 1,000 players who have battled it out in six continental qualifiers since May of this year to determine the 16 qualifiers. The World Championship is the evolution of the European Championship, which drew more than 20 million viewers in 2014. With a $100,000 prize pool it is one of the most exclusive tournaments in the world.
   
The European Qualifiers held over the last two days will send eight more teams to Belgrade to round out the list of 16 qualifiers. Joining previous announced champions USA, Canada, China, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Singapore, Tunisia and Serbia, will be France, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Russia. They boast impressive team rosters including players Richard "shox" Papillon from France, Netherlands’ Chris "chrisJ" de Jong, and Belgium’s Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom.
   
The esports activities in Belgrade will also include various attractions and mini arenas in other popular games, including League of Legends, DOTA 2, PES, and Hearthstone for attendees to enjoy. All gamers and esports enthusiasts are invited to the Sava Center or watch hitbox.tv/efragtv, from 8-11th October and see for themselves why esports is the new popular pastime of the world.
   
Since its debut in 2012, the FPS competitive game, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, has blossomed into one of the leading games in esports, attracting a global audience of viewers and professional players. Gamers from every continent are investing their time, money and energy into tournaments to promote CS:GO as a leader in the esport discipline.
  
For the latest updates tune into hitbox.tv/efragtv and follow
@electronic_frag, @hitboxlive
   
About Hitbox:
Hitbox is home to millions of PC game live streamers and esports enthusiasts from around the world, and features the highest quality videogame live streaming, and the most advanced chat and interactive platform. It hosts the most engaged community for streaming and talking about all-things-gaming, from competitive esports to new indie hits. Hitbox is the web’s virtual gameroom where gamers go to hangout.  It is the only streaming service to offer a delay-free experience with resolutions up to 4K 60fps. Hitbox’s state-of-the-art, HTML5-based chat features allow unprecedented sharing and community involvement for broadcasters and viewers alike. Based in Vienna, Austria, Hitbox is available globally at
hitbox.tv, as well as for iOS and Android.  

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

10/01/2015 - Minecraft: Story Mode Set for Hollywood Premiere
'Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series' Gets All-New 'Order of the Stone' Trailer, Cast Details, and Hollywood Premiere

New Five-Part Episodic Game Series Set in the Minecraft Universe Debuts Digitally October 13th and at Retail October 27th

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 1st, 2015  -
Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, and world-renowned game developer Mojang, today revealed an all-new trailer, cast details, and premiere event for  Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series - Episode One: The Order of the Stone.
In  Minecraft: Story Mode, playing as either a male or female hero named 'Jesse,' you'll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse's friends discover that something is wrong... something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion.

The season will feature  Patton Oswalt as male Jesse,  Catherine Taber  as female Jesse,  Brian Posehn  as Axel,  Ashley Johnson  as Petra,  Scott Porter as Lucas,  Martha Plimpton as Olivia,  Billy West as the narrator, and  Paul Reubens as Ivor. Also announced today, in the role of the four 'Order of the Stone' members,  Dave Fennoy as Gabriel the Warrior,  Corey Feldman as Magnus the Griefer,  Grey Griffin as Ellegaard the Redstone Engineer, and  John Hodgman as Soren the Architect.

Episode 1: 'The Order of the Stone,' the first of five episodes in the season, will premiere digitally worldwide on Tuesday, October 13th this year. The episode will be available at launch on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, and on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360®. The season premiere will be available for compatible iOS devices via the App Store and for compatible Android-based devices via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore starting Thursday, October 15th. The series will also be coming to Wii U and PlayStation Vita. 
Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series season pass disc will be available at retail in North America on Tuesday, October 27th, and in Europe on Friday, October 30th. Retail platforms at launch will include Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 in North America; and PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 in Europe. The retail edition of  Minecraft: Story Mode will ship with the premiere episode on the disc, and will grant access to the subsequent four episodes in the season as they become available to download via online updates. 

Also announced today, Telltale Games and Mojang will hold a special WORLD PREMIERE launch event in Hollywood, CA on October 12th at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome. The Minecraft community and Telltale fans are invited to a join in on the  'World's Largest Let's Play' as the audience cheers and directs the action on the big screen! Tickets to the event will be at no cost, and those wishing to attend must email  minecraftpremiere[at]telltalegames[dot]com for more information. Seating will be limited and tickets will be offered in advance on a first come first served basis.


Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series - Episode 1: 'The Order of the Stone'  is rated 'E10+' (Everyone 10+) for Fantasy Violence and Mild Language by the ESRB. Future content in the season is yet to be rated by the ESRB. The series is published by Telltale Games in partnership with Mojang.

For more information on Telltale Games, visit 
the official websiteFacebook, and follow @TelltaleGames on  Twitter.

For more information on Mojang, visit 
the official website, follow  @Mojang and @Minecraft on Twitter, and like Minecraft on  Facebook

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

10/01/2015 - Ocean Media LLC releases Ace Of Words to Steam Early Access
Ocean Media LLC releases Ace Of Words to Steam Early Access


September 30th, 2015 - Zapresic, Croatia - Ocean Media LLC releases its second indie title this year to Steam Early Access

After successful launch of Zotrix earlier this year, we are proud to announce our new title "Ace Of Words".

Availability and system requirements: Zotrix is available from Feb 18th 2015 and requires Windows XP/Vista/7/8/9/10; a 2.0 GHz processor; 1 GB of system memory; a 3D card with 512 MB video memory; and OpenGL, 320 MB of free space on hard drive. Mac version will be available in following week after initial launch of PC version and will require OS X 10.7 installed on appropriate Mac computer.

Price of Early Access version is: $3.99

Ace Of Words is fun casual game, where gameplay revolves around fast word spelling against the timer. You need to come up with as many words you can spell out of eight given letters within 120 seconds.
For each word you are rewarded with score points and time bonus. Version in Early Access supports English language only and we are planning to support number of other languages.
Game can be played with mouse or gamepad but for the very best experience we recommend keyboard. This single player game also features global leaderboards via Steam Leaderboards system.
Full release is expected by end of this year and major feature which we plan is multi-player mode.

This game is coolest family arcade spelling contest on Steam!

Ocean Media LLC is an independent publisher of desktop and mobile games. Since our founding in 2006, we've developed over 50 titles for world market for PC, Mac, Nintendo DS, Wii, 3DS, iOS, Android. Visit us on-line at
www.oceanmedia.hr .

ZeroBit Games is gaming label featured by Ocean Media. Under this label we're developing arcade games for PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and console platforms. Since our establishing in 2010 we have developed 5 games. Visit us on-line at
www.zerobitgames.com

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

09/29/2015 - Atari Announces RollerCoaster Tycoon World for PC
Atari® Announces RollerCoaster Tycoon WorldTM for PC Pre-Orders Now Available on Steam


Get Exclusive Access to Beta Weekends and Five Unique Peep Skins when you Pre-Order the Standard or Deluxe Edition

NEW YORK – September 29, 2015 –
Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon World™ is now available for pre-order on Steam. The new PC version of the world-renowned RollerCoaster Tycoon® franchise is packed with exciting fan-favorite features and next-generation building and simulation elements – including a 3D spline-based coaster builder and robust user-generated content experience. To celebrate the availability of pre-orders, Atari also released a behind-the-scenes video that gives fans an inside look at the development of RollerCoaster Tycoon World and the technology behind some of the most significant advancements coming to the series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03tQP6pulHM

RollerCoaster Tycoon World will be available on December 10, 2015 in a Standard Version for $49.99 or Deluxe Edition for $59.99. The Deluxe Edition includes two unique building maps, terrain additions, a digital art book, and the classic Panda mascot.

The pre-order program starts today for a limited time. By pre-ordering now, fans will be able to play RollerCoaster Tycoon World before the official launch date with access to two exclusive beta programs. Fans will also be offered the unique opportunity to provide feedback and comments and contribute to the development of the game.

To PRE-ORDER RollerCoaster Tycoon World now go to:
http://www.rollercoastertycoon.com/buy/  or
Steam page:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/282560/

In addition, each pre-order package includes five unique peep skins!

Developed by
Nvizzio Creations, RollerCoaster Tycoon World is based on real-life theme park schematics, ride physics, and guest traffic patterns. Six Flags Entertainment, the world’s largest regional theme park company, provided the technical expertise and inspiration to help create the most realistic theme park simulation experience ever.

RollerCoaster Tycoon World is the next-generation theme park simulation and building game that includes Modding, User-Generated Content, Sharing and the following Key Features:

·         Powerful Building Tools: All new genre-redefining tools allow for freeform object placement, curved paths, innovative 3D track editor, and fully deformable terrain with water. A robust selection of in-game objects includes pre-made rides, coasters, scenery and shops.
·         Expansive Customization Support: Play on multiple maps with various themes. Plus, for the first time in the history of the franchise, RollerCoaster Tycoon World integrates with Steam Workshop to introduce native user-generated content tools.
·         Fully Realized Next-Generation Simulation: Detailed Park Management Tools, Multiple Game Modes, Responsive Environments and Guests, Advanced Physics, Innovative Services as well as the ability to ride every coaster in the game makes RCTW one of the most advanced simulation tycoon games ever!
·         Native Sharing and Social Features: From social media integration to native Steam Workshop support, you’ll be able to seamlessly share your creations with the world.

“For nearly 15 years, the beloved RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise has captured the hearts of millions of fans across the globe. Our vision for the latest installment, RollerCoaster Tycoon World, is to recapture the spirit of the series while ensuring a next-generation experience,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “By focusing heavily on coaster building, deep simulation, personalization features and user-generated content, we’re giving everyone from casual gamers to the most dedicated RollerCoaster Tycoon players a game they’ll recognize and enjoy, but experience in a whole new way.”

For the latest news on RollerCoaster Tycoon World, sign up for updates and read our blogs at
RollerCoasterTycoon.com and join our Forum. Fans can also join the conversation by liking RollerCoaster Tycoon World on Facebook at facebook.com/rollercoastertycoon and following RollerCoaster Tycoon World on Twitter at OfficialRCT.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

09/28/2015 - Dawn of the Sniper 2 Now Available
Dawn Of The Sniper 2 now out on Android

Canadian indie developer Brutal Studio has launched the sequel to their hit zombie sniping game Dawn Of The Sniper for Android phones and tablets.

Canadian developer Brutal Studio has launched a sequel to their awesome zombie sniper game Dawn Of The Sniper. Out now for Android phones and tablets, the game offers several improvements and an action game play that is sure to please the casual player as well as some more experienced shooter fans.

Dawn Of The Sniper 2 offers more zombies to shoot, new guns and upgrades to buy, more head shots to collect and more achievements to acquire! This free action sequel is packed with all new missions in post-apocalyptic environments. Use your sniper skills to shoot the incoming zombie menace and protect the humans.

The survivors need your help!

Dawn Of The Sniper 2 should be out in the next few days on iPhones and iPads. Look out for more fun and excitement from Brutal Studio!

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