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Friday, October 9, 2015

10/09/2015 - Guitar Hero Live New Tracklist

With two weeks to go until the launch of Guitar Hero Live, Activision and FreeStyleGames have unveiled the next group of tracks that we will be announcing prior to launch! The list is comprised of some classics, as all of the songs below have appeared in previous Guitar Hero games. We are bringing them to Guitar Hero Live to bring just a little bit of that nostalgia back to the living room, and deliver an all-new way to play the songs with the game’s redesigned, six-button guitar controller.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to announce our official
Spotify playlist, which we’ll be updating as new songs become playable in the game. Hit subscribe and stay tuned for updates as new tracks become playable in GHTV! 

1.            Living Colour - Cult Of Personality
2.            Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Live)
3.            Ratt - Round and Round
4.            Slipknot - Before I Forget
5.            AFI – Girl’s Not Grey
6.            Warrant - Cherry Pie
7.            Incubus – Drive
8.            Faith No More – Epic
9.            Audioslave – Cochise
10.        Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
11.        Queen – We Are The Champions
12.        Disturbed - Down With The Sickness

Guitar Hero Live will be available on October 20 in North America and October 23 in Europe  on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Wii U™ console as well as iOS devices including iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. For more information, please visit
http://www.guitarhero.com , www.facebook.com/GuitarHero , www.youtube.com/guitarhero , or follow @guitarhero on Twitter and Instagram.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

10/08/2015 - SEGA Releases New Classic Themes and Sonic Games on 3DS
Sonic, Tails, and Chaos Emeralds Blast Their Way onto Nintendo 3DS in 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2

SEGA Begins Releasing Nintendo 3DS Themes Based on Legacy Hardware, Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear Themes Available Now

LOS ANGELES - Oct. 8, 2015 - In his second outing, the Blue Blur had to once again face the evil robotic forces of Dr. Eggman and recover the stolen Chaos Emeralds. But with the situation growing dire, Sonic is joined by Miles "Tails" Prower, for the series-first co-op play. And the best part? Beginning today, players can return to the greatness of the Sega Genesis classic on Nintendo 3DS™ with the release of 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as the latest installment of the faithfully recreated SEGA 3D Classics!  Like other 3D classic titles before it, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will receive extensive 3D conversion and faithful recreation of the game's sounds and music for a $5.99 digital download on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. For more information about recreating the game on the Nintendo 3DS, SEGA Games Producer, Yosuke Okunari and M2 President, Naoki Horii recap the entire process in depth on the
SEGA blog.

What was it about Sonic 2 that made it so great? Let us recount the ways:
  • All-new half-pipe special stages!
  • Tails!
  • Super Sonic transformations!
  • Those crazy corkscrews in stages!
  • Flying as Super Sonic next to Tails' bi-plane!
  • The music from Casino Night Zone!
We could go on for pages, but we won't because you can go play it now!  

And because Sonic 2 was one of the breakout hits for both the Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear, Oct. 8 also marks the launch of the Sega hardware Nintendo 3DS themes in the Americas, with the Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear hardware themes being the first available. Featuring imagery and sounds of the legendary systems of yore, now anyone can adorn their Nintendo 3DS system with their Sega console of choice. The Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear are just the tip of the iceberg though; the following hardware themes will be released in the coming months. (This list corresponds to the release order as well.)
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Mark III
  • Sega Saturn
  • Hi-Tech Sega (80s style Japanese arcade machine)
  • Sega SG-1000
  • Sega Dreamcast
The hardware themes will be $1.99 each and the Sega Genesis and Sega Game Gear themes are now available in the Nintendo 3DS Theme store. The themes will be available in Europe as well, but the release timing will be different from the above schedule. 

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home.  The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  SEGA of America's website is located at

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe's website is located at

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

10/07/2015 - EA Announces Halloween Event for The Simpsons Tapped Out
Don’t Get Spooked as Treehouse of Horror Returns to The Simpsons: Tapped Out
See What Happens When You Gather Around a Campfire Built from Evil Driftwood and Tell Scary Stories!
October 7, 2015

Costumes? Check!
Party Snacks? Check!
Spooky Campfire built with Evil Driftwood? Check and Check!

An ancient evil stirs in Springfield and the adults have no idea (about this or anything else). It’s up to the kids to solve this problem (no matter that they may have caused it)!

Play today and fill up your special update treat bag with:
·Spooky Campfire Stories (that come to life)
·Brand new costumes for your favorite characters
·New Daily Challenges
·And much much more!

Download The Simpsons Tapped Out for free from the App Store and Google Play. 

For more information on The Simpsons Tapped Out, please visit us on

For more information about EA Mobile, visit
http://www.facebook.com/EAMobile .
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

10/06/2015 - Bioware Launches Dragon Age Inquisition GOTY Edition
Become the Inquisitor and Experience 2014’s Game of the Year Including All DLC
The definitive Dragon Age: Inquisition experience has arrived! Today, BioWare released the Dragon Age: Inquisition – Game of the Year Edition, including every piece of downloadable content made available since launch. This is the perfect gift at a great value for fans that have yet to step into the role of the Inquisitor, to lead a team of heroes and save the world of Thedas from the brink of chaos. Dragon Age: Inquisition – Game of the Year Edition is available on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC via Origin™ for only $59.99.

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Game of the Year Edition includes:

  • Every DLC – This edition includes all the story and gameplay DLC content ever released, including Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and the recently released epilogue, Trespasser
  • All Official Add-Ons – Customize your inquisition further with specialized gear, legendary weapons, diverse mounts, and unique elements from every official add-on including: Spoils of the Avvar, Spoils of the Qunari, and the Deluxe Edition upgrades
Winner of over 160 awards, including more than 130 Global Game of the Year wins, Dragon Age: Inquisition is set in an epic, dark fantasy world where players are empowered to shape and drive their experience. The game combines the storytelling legacy BioWare is known for with deep RPG gameplay, all on a brand new RPG game engine underpinned by EA's cutting edge Frostbite™ 3 technology.

To join the conversation on Dragon Age: Inquisition, follow us on
Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for the official Dragon Age newsletter at www.DragonAge.com . Press assets for Dragon Age: Inquisition are available at http://info.ea.com.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

10/05/2015 - Announcing New Art of Halo 5 Guardians Book

The Art of Halo 5: Guardians

By Microsoft and 343 Industries

October 27, 2015, ISBN: 978-1608876495, $45.00

In Halo® 5: Guardians, 343 Industries continues to excite fans worldwide with the exploits of legendary Spartan super-soldiers and implacable Covenant foes on breathtaking new worlds. These worlds are populated by resolute heroes, implacable enemies, and intricately designed artifacts revealed here for the first time. From the Master Chief to the Hydra rocket launcher, The Art of Halo 5: Guardians is the ultimate exploration of characters, weapons, vehicles, and planets created for the latest entry in the engrossing Halo universe.

The Art of Halo 5: Guardians is also an invaluable resource for the creative process behind a blockbuster video game, with exciting behind-the-scenes commentary directly from the art and writing team of 343 Industries. Details great and small are revealed, making this the ultimate exploration of the intricately designed galaxy and groundbreaking gameplay that define the Halo experience.

The Art of Halo 5: Guardians will also include a REQ Pack, giving gamers access to unlockable content for use in the all-new Warzone game mode.

About Halo:

The Halo franchise has transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original Halo: Combat Evolved, the critically-acclaimed and record-shattering series has built a fan base of millions worldwide, inspiring best-selling art books, novels, live-action digital series, comic books, action figures, apparel, and more.

About 343 Industries:

343 Industries is the developer of the blockbuster Halo series of video games and, as part of Microsoft Studios, oversees the Halo franchise, including games, original programming, novels, comics, and consumer products. 343 Industries is home to world-class talent that delivered award-winning titles like Halo 4 and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary as well as the mobile action-shooter Halo: Spartan Strike and live-action digital series “Halo: Nightfall” and “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.” The studio is currently developing the next video game in the legendary franchise, Halo 5: Guardians, while continuing to transform entertainment experiences with groundbreaking projects, including the “Halo Channel” and the upcoming animated feature, Halo: The Fall of Reach.

About Insight Editions:

Insight Editions is a publisher focused on creating superlative illustrated books on photography, music, and popular culture. Lavishly produced and visually stimulating, every volume from Insight is dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. The books produced are unique works that combine the highest quality print production values with time-honored traditions of publishing and rich subject matter. Elegant and informative, books from Insight showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker’s craft. For more information, visit 

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