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Friday, October 30, 2015

11/02/2015 - Otherland Halloween Event Starts Tomorrow
Pumpkin-Pie and cobwebs: Otherland Halloween event starts tomorrow

Krakow, 10.30.2015: Horror fans and costume fanatics: It's time! Otherland's Halloween event starts tomorrow and adds new quests, costumes and pumpkins. An exciting chase for these pumpkins will lead to a totally new area and reward the players with a unique pet. DRAGO Entertainment created three new costume sets for this occasion, giving the players the chance to collect one in total. Otherland will also be part of the Steam Halloween Sale.

This is the time of rattling bones, trick or treat and carved pumpkins: It's Halloween! To celebrate this time of the year, Otherland developer DRAGO Entertainment prepared a special treat for the community. The Halloween event will coat Lambda Mall in cobwebs and jack-o'-lanterns and provide a special quest line. After hunting for pumpkins, players will be confronted with a boss fight in a completely new area. There are three different kinds of bosses changing randomly. All of them use different abilities and strategies, making every fight exciting and challenging. As a special reward for collecting lots of pumpkins, DRAGO Entertainment has created two unique pets. The player will be accompanied by a laughing skull or a little pumpkin. Either way they are a perfect fit for the new costumes! The newly created costumes come in three sets. But players will be spoilt for choice. Only one of the three sets can be acquired during the one week event, gaining one token for killing one of the three bosses every day. These tokens can be traded in for a piece of costume. Every costume consists of seven parts. So choose wisely! For decoration two sets of wallpaper and floors have been added to the USpace. The Halloween event will start tomorrow and last for a whole week. Otherland will be part of the big Steam Halloween Sale and can be purchased for $13.39 for Starter Edition, $29.99 for Deluxe Edition and $33.49 for the Collector's Edition! http://store.steampowered.com/app/376310/

About Otherland:

In the Unreal Engine-powered Action MMORPG Otherland , based on the eponymous best-selling novels by Tad Williams, players explore a series of virtual worlds, each with a completely unique look, but connected by an overarching storyline: The fantasy world Eight Squared, the cyber-punk inspired Bad Sector, the Asian Five Isles and the SciFi planet Mars. The Lambda Mall functions as the central hub for players to socialize, complete with bars, shops and personal player apartments.

Thanks to its unique setting, Otherland features several innovations for the MMO genre, among such as a digital DNA system for NPCs, Avatars and Items called eDNA, as well as the U|Space (Player housing) and ClanLand systems.

Features:

• Quest-driven MMORPG with 4 character classes, PvE and PvP

• Action-based combat with WASD-controls and direct mouse aim

• Outstanding virtual reality scenario with 5 uniquely designed worlds and a compelling story, based on Tad Williams' best-selling novels

• eDNA: Players craft items and clone NPCs based on their virtual DNA

• U|Space: Personal housing – customize, grow resources and defend against other players

• ClanLand: Clans develop their own worlds, conquer others and protect their own in clan wars

Otherland is currently in Early Access and available on Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/376310/

About DRAGO Entertainment

Polish developer DRAGO Entertainment has been operating in the beautiful city of Krakow since 1998. The team, specialized in game development, is composed of many industry veterans and boasts a passionate, innovative and experience-driven approach to their work. DRAGO Entertainment is currently developing O therland , an Action-MMORPG based on the eponymous novels by Tad Williams.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

10/29/2015 - Galaxy on Fire Manticore RISING out now on the new Apple TV

Galaxy on Fire - Manticore RISING out now on the new Apple TV

Hamburg, October 29th, 2015 – Germany based mobile games studio Deep Silver FISHLABS today announces the release of its space action shooter Galaxy on Fire – Manticore RISING on the App Store on the new Apple TV. The title, which serves as a prequel to the upcoming mobile game Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore, is not a mere porting of a pre-existing iOS game. Instead, it is a full-fledged Apple TV exclusive, whose easily accessible, action-packed gameplay and handling are tailored to the new Siri Remote.

“With Galaxy on Fire - Manticore RISING our pioneering space saga finally enters the living room,” says Michael Krach, Head of Studio of Deep Silver FISHLABS. “Always eager to go where dedicated gamers are, we have worked hard to position Galaxy on Fire – Manticore RISING in the release line-up of the new Apple TV from day one. We are bringing fans old and new alike an unprecedented gaming experience on the big screen.”

The story of Galaxy on Fire – Manticore RISING centers on the hot-headed rookie pilot Hayley “Manticore” Snocom’s dauntless attempts to save her friends and crew from a supremacy of space pirates in a far-off fringe-world called the Neox Sector. In the overarching narrative of the Galaxy on Fire franchise, these events directly lead up to the conflict of the mobile game Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore, which is scheduled to be released on smartphones and tablets in 2016.

Galaxy on Fire – Manticore RISING is now available for download from the App Store on the new Apple TV for $5.99

Additional information on Galaxy on Fire – Manticore RISING is available on the game’s official website. The registration for the Closed Beta for the upcoming mobile game Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore is in full swing.

Links

Official website of Manticore RISING: http://www.gofrising.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gof3manticore

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gof3manticore

Instagram: https://instagram.com/gof3manticore/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/fishlabsgames

Closed Beta for the upcoming Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore (available in 2016) - https://users.dsfishlabs.com/en/register/manticore

About Deep Silver FISHLABS:

Deep Silver FISHLABS is Koch Media's mobile unit operating under the premium publishing label of Deep Silver. Having spearheaded 3D mobile gaming for more than a decade, the Hamburg-based studio has assembled an award-winning portfolio of international top titles such as the acclaimed Galaxy on Fire saga. In addition to developing their own IPs in-house, the 90-strong team of Deep Silver FISHLABS also provides comprehensive publishing services for co-operant independent developers from all over the world. To date, the games of Deep Silver FISHLABS have generated a total of 120+ million downloads. www.dsfishlabs.com

About Koch Media:

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 15 years of experience in the digital media distribution business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. With headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

10/28/2015 - Bring the Zoombinis Home Today on Windows, Mac and Kindle

Bring the Zoombinis Home Today on Windows, Mac and Kindle Fire

Boston, October 28, 2015 – Following the incredibly successful Kickstarter and iPad and Android tablet launch from earlier this year, TERC, a not-for-profit leader in K-12 math and science education, announced that the beloved educational game, Zoombinis, is available today on Windows and Mac for $9.99 and on Kindle Fire for $4.99. The game is designed for players 9 and older and is a faithful recreation of the original with updated modern design principles and refinements. Including all the latest updates, the Windows and Mac version comes packed with extras such as the game soundtrack, iOS and Android ringtones, a digital poster and desktop backgrounds. The launch trailer is available here: https://youtu.be/x8E8cLSWRpo

Zoombinis is developed in conjunction with the world-class designers at FableVision Studios, an award-winning educational developer, along with Learning Games Network.

Numbering in the hundreds, the Zoombinis need your help. The small blue creatures, each with distinct personalities and appearances, are all imprisoned by the evil Bloats who took over their home – and you need to help them reach the safety of Zoombiniville. The PC and Mac controls are simple, using only a click of the mouse to control the Zoombinis, but the puzzles are not as easy as they may appear. Using logic, data analysis, pattern finding and problem solving skills, children and adults will face a series of increasingly difficult challenges – 12 in total – set within entertaining environments such as Pizza Pass, Titanic Tattooed Toads and Mudball Wall. Help the Zoombinis travel in groups until all 400 of them are safe in Zoombiniville.

For more information visit:

Web: http://www.zoombinis.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ZoombinisGame

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zoombinisgame

Instagram: https://instagram.com/zoombinisgame/

YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/ZoombinisYouTube

About TERC

For nearly fifty years, TERC has been introducing millions of students throughout the United States to the exciting and rewarding worlds of math and science learning. Led by a group of experienced, forward-thinking math and science professionals, TERC is an independent, nonprofit, research-based organization dedicated to engaging and inspiring all students through stimulating curricula and programs designed to develop the knowledge and skills they need to ask questions, solve problems, and expand their opportunities. Visit us on the web at: www.terc.edu

About FableVision Studios

FableVision Studios creates technology-enhanced media and story to move the world to a better place. Our signature blend of positive media, storytelling, and interactive technologies is sought after by a host of best-in-class organizations, including leading publishers, broadcasters, educational and nonprofit organizations, museums, and health care organizations. Together with our partners, we have designed and developed hundreds of websites, games, animated films, museum kiosks, and apps. Visit us on the web at: www.fablevisionstudios.com

About Learning Games Network

The Learning Games Network mission: By identifying and partnering with organizations that are working to create, research and disseminate game-based learning tools, the Learning Games Network amplifies the impact of these organizations and broadens access to high-quality educational games for learners at every age. Visit us on the web at: http://learninggamesnetwork.org

About Encore

Encore is a leading multiplatform software developer and publisher. As a result of key licensing, development partnerships and acquisitions, Encore offers a wide range of best-selling print, productivity, home design, entertainment and education titles. Principal brands include Broderbund’s The PrintShop and PrintMaster, HOYLE, Punch! Software and Viva Media.

Publishing channels include worldwide retailers and worldwide digital distribution. Encore also sells direct to consumers through its managed sites:  broderbund.com, encore.com, viva-media.com, hoylegaming.com, punchsoftware.com and punchcad.com.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

10/27/2015 - SCEE Unveiles New Software and Hardware at Paris Game Show
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE UNVEILS THE FUTURE OF PLAY WITH 22 SOFTWARE EXCLUSIVES AND A VARIETY OF NEW PLAYSTATION®VR EXPERIENCES

Paris, 27th October 2015 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd. (SCEE) today announced the future of PlayStation®4 (PS4™), with a huge range of exclusive software announcements from both first and third party studios, as well as brand new content announced for PlayStation ® VR

On stage at the PlayStation® Media Preview in Paris, France, SCEE unveiled new details and PlayStation – exclusive features for over 20 games, with 9 of these newly announced, demonstrating why PS4 is the best place to play this holiday season and beyond.

In addition to this, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SCEE celebrated twenty years of play and the success of PS4, the fastest selling system in PlayStation history with a global sell-in set at 25.3 million as previously revealed*(Number as at June 2015). In addition he commented on the impressive range of network services offered across the region.

A number of exciting new exclusive games for PS4 were revealed for the very first time, including the latest title from critically acclaimed studio Quantic Dream, Detroit™, as well as a brand new racing simulator from Polyphony Digital, GT SPORT™. A beta test for GT SPORT™ was also announced for early 2016.

New footage from other exclusive titles was also shown during the conference, including the multiplayer premiere of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End™ ( SCE Worldwide Studios ), as well as a look at the gameplay vision for Michel Ancel’s WiLD™ ( WiLD Sheep Studios ). In addition, exclusive content was revealed for the latest installment in one of PlayStation’s most revered franchises, Tekken 7™ ( Bandai Namco Entertainment ), with a launch date provided for Street Fighter V™ (Capcom ). Finally SCEE debuted exciting new downloadable content for PS4 exclusive, Bloodborne™ ( SCE WWS ) and, DRIVECLUB™BIKES ( SCE WWS ), which will be available either as a standalone or as an expansion pack.

PlayStation’s enthusiasm for the best games is also shared by the publishers of this holiday’s biggest blockbusters, with downloadable content for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 3 (Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.) available exclusively for 30 days only on PS4, as well as a partnership with Electronic Arts to release a limited edition Star Wars™ Battlefront PS4 bundle this November.  

Away from PS4 software, SCEE also offered the latest glimpse of PlayStation®VR, a breakthrough innovation that will take the PS4 experience to a new level of immersion. New software for the system was shown, including a global announcement of Until Dawn : Rush of Blood from Supermassive Games as well as never before seen footage of Guerrilla Cambridge’s VR shooter, RIGS™ and a brand new title from Crytek, ROBINSON™: THE JOURNEY partnering the famous CRYENGINE and the PlayStation VR system’s ground breaking technology .   SCEE demonstrated that VR offers a wide variety of completely new experiences above and beyond gaming, by blowing away viewers with a special trailer for the film that’s getting cinema-goers talking: The Walk ( Sony Pictures Entertainment ).     

Demonstrating a clear vision for the future of PlayStation with blockbuster franchises and all new IPs, as well as revolutionary ways to play, the conference demonstrates why PS4 is the best place to play for next year and beyond. Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SCEE, closed the presentation by saying: “PlayStation remains devoted to the Players. We thrive on our ability to delight you with extraordinary games, franchises, and experiences, and we remain focused on providing you the most sought-after exclusive content and breakthrough innovations.”

 
PLAYSTATION MEDIA PREVIEW 2015 – IN SUMMARY                    
With a focus on games, SCEE’s PlayStation Media Preview showcased 22 games which are all either exclusive to PlayStation or feature exclusive content. Some highlights include:
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End ™ ( Naughty Dog ) – Exclusive to PS4
  • GT SPORT™ ( Polyphony ) – Exclusive to PS4
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn ™ ( Guerrilla Games ) – Exclusive to PS4
  • Dreams (Media Molecule)Exclusive to PS4
Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SCEE, used the opening of the show to showcase the blockbuster third party titles launching on PS4 this holiday, making the platform the best place to play this Christmas.  
  • Jim Ryan reaffirmed the partnership between SCE and third parties including Electronic Arts and Activision Publishing, Inc , bringing exclusive content to PS4 Players for the holiday’s biggest titles:
    • A new video for Call of Duty ®: Black Ops 3 was shown to highlight the agreement between Activision Publishing, Inc and PlayStation to bring new DLC to Players 30 days before it’s availability anywhere else
    • The limited edition Star Wars Battlefront PS4 bundle was shown alongside a new video for the game.
 
Looking beyond this year Jim Ryan then introduced a range of software titles that will arrive on PS4 with content exclusive to PlayStation, unavailable anywhere else:
  • Katshuhiro Harada took to the stage to announce the latest installment in one of PlayStation’s most famous franchises, Tekken ™(Bandai Namco Entertainment) :
    • To celebrate 20 years of Tekken on PlayStation, Tekken 7 will launch on PS4 with exclusive content.
  • Yoshinori Ono, producer at Capcom, appeared on stage to announce the worldwide launch of PS4 exclusive, Street Fighter V™, available on Tuesday 16th of February 2016.
  • Included in the announcement was the reveal of Dhalsim as a character within the new game and six new characters arriving at regular intervals throughout 2016 – all unlockable and free using in-game currency “Fight Money”. 
  • Boundless from Turbulance
  • Battleborn from Gearbox
  • Avicii ™Vector announcement by Hello There
  • No Man’s Sky™ from Hello Games
PlayStation followed this by bringing on-stage Senior Vice-President of Worldwide Studios, Michael Denny, to debut a range of first party titles that will be available “only on PlayStation” within 2016 and beyond.
  • Finnish studio Housemarque debuted a completely new and exclusive title for PS4, Matterfall
  • A new trailer for Insomniac Games’ Ratchet and Clank was shown to viewers ahead of its release in spring 2016
  • Hermen Hulst, managing director of Guerrilla Games, took to the stage to show a live gameplay of Horizon Zero Dawn , offering players a glimpse of how the game will play when it launches exclusively on PS4 next year, including its deep questing, crafting and combat systems
  • A video for the upcoming Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion pack was shown on screen, available 24th November 2015 exclusively on PS4
  • DRIVECLUB™BIKES, available either as a standalone or as an expansion pack for hit PS4 exclusive, DRIVECLUB™, was shown, including a new campaign tour, multiplayer events, challenges and the unique thrill of bikes for the very first time, the latter also available as part of a standalone update, offering the insane speed of two wheels to all DRIVECLUB™ BIKES Players
  • Keiichiro Toyama, Creative Director from SCE JAPAN Studio, took to the stage to introduce a gameplay video of the newly announced Gravity Rush 2 ™, coming exclusively to PS4
  • Continuing a barrage of exclusive titles only available on PlayStation, Christophe Balestra, co-president at Naughty Dog, gave fans and media the first ever look at the multiplayer for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End™, showing what Players can look forward to when the beta will be available on PlayStation™Network from 4th December to 13th December this year. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End™ will hit PS4 on 18th March 2016.
  • To round out the section, Alex Evans, director of Media Molecule brought other members of his team onto the stage to show the first gameplay reveal and design vision for the studio’s new IP, Dreams™, offering a weird and wonderful twist on their trademark blend of play, create and share
PlayStation is always innovating and developing new ways to play, with PlayStation VR representing a giant leap forward in how Players immerse themselves in the games they play. Playable on the Paris Games Week show floor, Shuhei Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios, gave viewers a new glimpse of PlayStation VR during the conference, highlighting the many studios developing for the system as well as how well received it is from both consumers and developers, ensuring it’s a revolutionary step forward for a range of different experiences.
  • Guerrilla Games Cambridge debuted a new video for much anticipated multiplayer shooter, RIGS
  • Shuhei Yoshida followed this up with the announcement that popular first party title would be coming to PlayStation VR in the form of Until Dawn : Rush of Blood
  • Founder of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, arrived on-stage to announce multiple new experiences built from the ground up for PlayStation VR, in ROBINSON ™: THE JOURNEY
  • Demonstrating the potential for VR experiences outside of gaming, Shuhei Yoshida, introduced a video for The Walk (SPE), the latest film to raise the bar for visual spectacle within the world of cinema
Closing the conference, Jim Ryan returned to showcase three final titles that represent a bright future for exclusive software on PlayStation, each of which demonstrate the creativity and innovation shown by all of PlayStation’s partners.

·        Professional racing driver and President of Polyphony Digital, Kazunori Yamauchi, took to the stage to debut the latest title in the critically acclaimed Gran Turismo franchise, GT SPORT™ the most authentic and visually stunning racing simulator ever made. A beta test for the title was also announced for early 2016.

·        Following this industry veteran, Michel Ancel, studio head at Wild Sheep Studios, presented the gameplay vision for open-world exploration game WiLD , including an all new gameplay sequence that shows off the title’s groundbreaking emergent gameplay

·        Concluding the conference, David Cage, studio head at Quantic Dreams, surprised audiences by announcing the studio’s next title, Detroit™, built featuring the android Kara, shown first in a technological demonstration produced by Quantic Dreams back in 2012, asking powerful questions about what it means to be alive and what it means to be human

* Number as at June 2015
- ENDS -

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®4 (PS4®) computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system, PlayStation®3 (PS3®) computer entertainment system and PSN software and hardware in 109 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation® in 1994. PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalisation and deeply integrated social capabilities. PS Vita is a portable entertainment system that offers a combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. PS3® is an advanced computer entertainment system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors.  SCEE also develops, publishes markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories.

More information about PlayStation® products can be found at
www.playstation.com .

PlayStation and PS4 are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

10/26/31 - Elsword's 11 Day Halloween Extravaganza Starts Now
Elsword's 11 Day Halloween Extravaganza Starts Now!

Fun, Forest and Fantasy... With a frightful Little Elsword Twist

Irvine, Calif., October 26, 2015 - KOG Games, a leading developer and publisher of popular free-to-play action MMORPGs, today announces the start of their yearly and highly anticipated Halloween Dungeon and Event launch. 

Obnoxiously sexy costumes, the visceral art of how best to throw away candy corn and the newest iteration of the "I know what you screamed last paranormal the 13th" movie aren't the only things to look forward to this Halloween. Elsword's latest and greatest of Halloween merriment shines like the harrowing eyes of some unknown horror just outside your window, or an eerily pale, wailing, long-haired child crawling down the hallway towards you on its elbows at breakneck speed. Ok... well, it's not that bad, but hey!

Here's what you need to know about Elsword's new Halloween Dungeon 'Candy House in the Woods':

  • Get in with a Candy Basket being Lv. 10 and up: Players can already get the Candy Basket dungeon ticket item via the NPC Ariel in the ongoing pre-Halloween event. Of course, you'll also get a couple of these baskets daily for the next 2 weeks. Just play every day
  • A Challenge for the Sweet Tooth: Who says sweet can't be scary? This Halloween dungeon is a combination of both sweet and scary; filled with treats but positively frightening. Once you're in, watch out for in-game prompts, and get ready to face an incubus, a lot of gingerbread baddies, and the Witch that's orchestrating this nightmare!
  • Gather Witch's Rings for Halloween Costumes and more: By defeating the dungeon boss, you get to pick up this an awesome event item. They can be collected and exchanged via the NPC Ariel for various useful items, Halloween costume pieces, and even the new HellHound mount!

Aside from being axed in the noggin' by some slasher fiend on the scariest night of the year, one of the most stressful things about Halloween is finding a costume. However, Elsword has you covered.
Steam players pay attention! There will be a very special, exclusive Elsword DLC event launching next week that will keep you looking absolutely fabulous while trick-or-treating and chasing down candy obsessed witches in Elsword. Keep your eyes on the Elsword Steam page for more details coming soon.

Get in-game, don your costumes and take a jaunt through the candy-coated spooktacular new Elsword Halloween Dungeon.

Play Elsword. Play Your Manga. Play for Free.

To learn more about Elsword please visit www.elsword.com and keep watching the official Facebook page here. For more Elsword information and assets please visit our press kit here.

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