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Friday, November 13, 2015

1113/2015 - War Thunder with Free DLC Coming to Steam Machines
Gaijin Entertainment's War Thunder plus free DLC included with Alienware Steam Machine at Launch

Gaijin Entertainment announced that its award-winning MMO WWII online game, War Thunder is included in the anticipated Alienware Steam Machine Bundle at launch.

Gaijin Entertainment announced that its award-winning MMO WWII online game, War Thunder is included in the anticipated Alienware Steam Machine Bundle at launch. As part of the Alienware Steam Machine Bundle, War Thunder players will also receive free downloadable content, which includes two premium vehicles. War Thunder, currently available for PC, PS4 and VR, has more than 10 million players worldwide and since it’s August 2013 Beta release has consistently been ranked as one of the most popular games on Steam.  

“Gaijin Entertainment continues to be at the forefront PC Gaming, from being one of the first major titles to successfully incorporate cross platform gameplay, to exploring both future technologies such as VR and AR, to our recently announced Dagor Engine 4.0 and its integration of NVIDIA GameWorks technologies.  We look for partners who also are shaping the future, and the collaboration between Valve and Alienware has produced the logical next step in PC gaming. We are excited to be a part of the Alienware Steam Machine launch,” said Anton Yudintsev, CEO of Gaijin Entertainment.

War Thunder via the Alienware Steam Machine Bundle will bestow two premium vehicles, the U.S. Army’s M18 Black Cat tank destroyer and the XP-38G Lightning fighter plane. During WWII, the M18 was widely recognized as one of the U.S. Army’s most efficient and deadly tanks that joined the Northern European and Italian theaters of war. The U.S. Army’s XP-38G Lightning fighter plane was a prototype that eventually become the P-38, which saw action during the Pacific Theater of Operations. These two vehicles join the more than 600 vehicles currently available, giving War Thunder the largest library of vehicles ever found in a video game sim.  Steam Achievements will be available at launch.

About War Thunder

War Thunder is a free-to-play, cross-platform, massively multiplayer military masterpiece for PC, PS4, Mac, Linux and Android with more than ten million players worldwide, that allows players to fight their way across air and ground with access to over 600 of historically accurate planes and armored vehicles from WWII and Korean War. Fans can expect hundreds more added as Gaijin Entertainment commits to ongoing development via regular updates. For more information, please visit http://www.warthunder.com .

About Gaijin Entertainment

Gaijin Entertainment is the developer and publisher of the online games War Thunder and Star Conflict, as well as PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS and Android titles across several genres. The company’s diverse portfolio has received a range of mass media and game industry awards, including KRI Awards, Gamescom Award and many more. Official website: http://gaijinent.com  

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

11/12/2015 - Several New Pokemon Titles Coming to Virtual Console
Latest Nintendo Direct Announces Pokémon Games—Including the Games That Started It All—Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version for Virtual Console
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon launch date and limited edition Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card revealed for Pokkén Tournament
London, United Kingdom.—November 12th, 2015— The Pokémon Company International announced several new games today during the latest Nintendo Direct. The new games include Pokémon Picross and the relaunch of Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version on the Virtual Console for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon and Pokkén Tournament were also featured in the presentation.

Nintendo 3DS

Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version: On February 27, 2016, the games that started it all, Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version, will be relaunched on the Virtual Console for systems in the Nintendo 3DS family. This time there is no need for a Game Boy link cable as fans can battle and trade just like they did in 1999, but now via wireless communication on Nintendo 3DS.

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon:  The latest installment of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series that has sold more than 13 million units worldwide is launching for Nintendo 3DS on February 19. With turn-based battles and ever-changing dungeons, players can encounter every single known Pokémon in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon—all 720 of them!

Pokémon Picross: The popular Picross series meets the world of Pokémon when Pokémon Picross launches in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS in early December. Pokémon Picross will be downloadable at no charge and will have over 300 stages plus an advanced mode. After solving number puzzles to complete pictures of Pokémon, fans will be able to add them to their collection in the game.

Wii U

Pokkén Tournament: Developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., producers of TEKKEN®, one of the most successful fighting-game franchises in history, Pokkén Tournament brings Pokémon to life in a way never seen before where Pokémon move in direct response to the player’s actions while battling. Fans who purchase a first-run version of the game at retail will receive a limited-edition Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card that immediately unlocks the character in the game after tapping it to the Wii U GamePad. Pokkén Tournament launches for Wii U in spring 2016.


For more information please visit www.pokemon.co.uk

About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit
www.pokemon.co.uk .

About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 686 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS family of systems including New Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, as well as Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

11/11/2015 - Fedeen Games Announces Pocket Gothic
Fedeen Games Announces "Pocket Gothic"

San Francisco-November 11, 2015 -  Never content to sit back on their laurels, Google Play Top Developer Fedeen Games have announced their latest project. Entitled Pocket Gothic, it's an action-packed side-scroller that's sure to please gamers for its anime-gothic looks as well as its action-packed gameplay.

With Pocket Gothic, players will find a slickly designed beat'em up adventure with an aesthetic that's equal parts dark horror and adorable anime. Choosing from four character classes, the player will navigate through hordes of bloodthirsty foes while slicing, slashing, shooting or blasting their way to glory.

If melee combat is your strong suit, you can face your foes head-on as the armor-clad Dragoon, or mix in a bit of magic with your swordplay as the Spellsword. If you'd rather strike from a distance, you can do so with a hail of bullets as the Gunslinger, or with a variety of elemental spells as the Arcanist.

Players can pre-register now for Pocket Gothic to receive in-game rewards when the game launches at the following link:

Pocket Gothic will be free-to-play on both iOS and Android devices. Sharpen your blades, polish your guns and dust off that spellbook - you'll need it all to make your mark in Pocket Gothic!

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10/10/2015 - New Alien VS Predator Game Launches on Facebook

The new 24-mission AVP event within ‘Soldiers, Inc.’ is Available Now

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – November 10, 2015
Plarium, a leading social and mobile game developer with over 150 million users, and Twentieth Century Fox, today announced the release of the Alien vs. Predator (AVP) event on Plarium’s hit Facebook game, Soldiers, Inc. The Alien vs. Predator event is available at the link here: https://apps.facebook.com/soldiersinc/.

The 90-day AVP addition to Soldiers, Inc. includes two separate Alien and Predator campaigns at 12 missions each, which can be experienced separately or in parallel with each other. In the Alien campaign, players will work with the Weyland Corporations top Xenobiologist to turn Aliens into devastating living weapons. The Predator campaign pairs players with the iconic Syndicate handler from Soldiers, Inc, Mr. Black, as he seeks to acquire unknown Predator weapons technology before a thermonuclear detonation erases them from existence.

“We are excited to team up with Plarium to bring Alien vs. Predator to a platform as widely regarded as Facebook where everyone can play”, said Mike Doyle, VP of Interactive Games at Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “There will be a lot of natural tie-ins to the AVP content for fans, as the characters and staples of the franchise mesh well with the gameplay and world of Soldiers, Inc.”

Launched in August of 2013,
Soldiers, Inc. has been coined one of the “best new games of the year” by Facebook and remains one of Plarium’s most popular titles with 85 million total players. The Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) strategy game is set in 2019 in the fictional realm of Zandia where foreign powers, multinational companies and underground criminal organizations are all fighting to locate rare minerals in a starving and depleting state.

Key features of the AVP campaign include:
  • 13 Limited-Edition Units
    • The event introduces 5 all-new Alien units and 5 all-new Predator units. Players will be able to train powerful Alien and Predator clones to fight alongside their regular forces!
    • Three special new Strategic Units:
      • Predator Ancient - boosts the offensive and defensive capabilities of any Predators it accompanies into battle.
      • Alien Queen – boosts offensive and defensive capabilities of any Aliens.
      • Predalien - the strongest unit to appear in Soldiers Inc. to date - affects both new types of Units.
  • New Building, Map Locations, and Items
    • Construct the Weyland Field Laboratory in your base to build new Alien and Predator Units.
    • New items (Artifacts) can be used to create each clone.
    • New locations and excavation sites will be uncovered across Zandia. Players will have to capture and hold these sites using their new units to collect Artifacts.
  • New Tournaments:
    • Introducing special new AVP-themed PvP Tournaments
    • Players can engage each other in battle at their bases or other sites and compete to collect the most Skull trophies
    • New AVP prize packs will be offered for top performers in these events

“We have been fans of the Alien vs. Predator franchise for a long time and always thought it would translate perfectly within the strategy MMO genre”, said Gabi Shalel, co-founder and CMO of Plarium. “Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox we were able to make this a reality and deliver our longtime fans an experience worthy of the brand.”

This partnership is the first of its kind for Plarium, who plans to grow their presence of branded content and incorporate it within future games and franchises. To experience the Alien vs. Predator event, please visit:

About Plarium:
Founded in 2009, Plarium Global Ltd. is dedicated to creating the best mobile and social experience for hardcore gamers worldwide. With over 150 million registered users, we're proud to be consistently ranked among Facebook’s top hardcore game developers. Plarium employs more than 1000 individuals and is headquartered in Israel with five offices and development studios across Europe and the United States. Our hardcore social and mobile games are available on all major social networks, including Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki and Mail.ru, as well as web browsers, iOS and Android.

About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products 
A division of 21st Century Fox and recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, the flagship studio leading the industry in supplying award-winning and blockbuster primetime television programming and entertainment content. 

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