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Friday, November 27, 2015

11/27/2015 - KONAMI Unveils Free-to-Play Version of PES 2016
KONAMI Unveils ‘Entry Level’ Free-to-Play Edition of PES 2016

El Segundo, Calif. – Nov. 27, 2015 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced a free-to-play edition of its best-selling PES 2016 soccer title for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3.

Starting Dec. 8, those who haven’t yet experienced PES 2016 this year’s highest rated soccer title for home gaming consoles, will be able to download a free, entry-level version of the game which boasts an Exhibition Mode complete with the choice of seven teams including Bayern Munich, Juventus, AS Roma, Brazil and France. There is also a full Training section and the popular myClub feature. This version will allow new users to experience PES 2016’s online and offline play, and unlimited access to the myClub mode wherein players use accrued in-game currency and micro-transactions to build a title-winning team.

myClub offers an incredible level of depth to PES 2016 and allows players to build a team of world stars. The myClub option has been massively improved since its launch last year, with player level systems and key players exclusive to the mode. Players can use points acquired through success in matches, or with myClub coins, to experience realistic club management to develop a squad. The myClub rosters and stats are also updated on a weekly basis. More competitions, events and campaigns are constantly added, with players choosing their manager, recruiting coaches, developing playing styles and building a long-term strategy based on their specific aims. Build Your Team, Create Your Legacy!

PES 2016 was released on the back of unrivalled strong reviews praising its on-field action and realism, and became the first series to win the coveted ‘Best Sports Game’ award at gamescom, Europe’s largest consumer gaming event, for two years running. The free-to-play edition offers a perfect overview of the game’s stunning levels of control, and realistic interpretations of both teams and players via the Player ID and Team ID systems that ensure both play like their real-life counterparts.

The free-to-play edition will also be compatible with all future gameplay and content updates throughout the entire PES 2016 season updating automatically ensuring rosters are up to date and that PES 2016’s many stars are aligned to the form of their real-life counterparts.

Get ready for more news on upcoming player announcements coming soon – can you guess what players from the past will be making their way to  PES 2016? Stay tuned!

About myClub
myClub is a team building mode in PES 2016, first implemented last year in PES 2015. The modes allow users to build a team by purchasing players and managers via agents, either through in-game currency or micro-transactions. myClub aims to deliver an experience that combines real managerial choices with a player improvement and leveling system, which helps build a strategy that best suits your desired play style. It feature online and offline modes, however an online connection is required to play myClub.
KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at
www.konami.com . KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiaries, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. in Windsor, the United Kingdom. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at  www.konami.com .

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

11/25/2015 - 3D Realms Anthology Steam Sale

Dallas, Texas (November 25, 2015) - Gamers can own a piece of video gaming history in what’s considered the largest 3D Realms sale in company history. The 3D Realms Anthology will be on sale at 75%-OFF its standard MSRP of $39.99 USD during the Steam Autumn Sale running from Wednesday, November 25th to December 1st 2015. 

“For $10, you’ll get 32 video games from the most historic catalog of classic Apogee/3D Realms games that we have ever offered,” said 3D Realms CEO Mike Nielsen. “This is also the last year we will be offering the 3D Realms Anthology, you won’t be able to get it after the new year.”

The 3D Realms Anthology includes 32 video game classics, including: all the original Duke Nukem games, as well as classics like Wacky Wheels, Raptor, Blake Stone, Shadow Warrior and Rise of the Triad: Dark War. The full list of titles included in the Anthology can be found on Steam’s store page, at

“2016 will be a big year for 3D Realms,” said Scott Miller, Chief Creative Officer and one of the original founders of 3D Realms in 1987. “Next year we’ll be focusing more on new original IP, and less on our historical work.” Miller went on to add, “but that’s not to say our history isn’t a big part of who we are culturally as a company today. It just means you’ll be playing new 3D Realms games that will define its next chapter.”

 About 3D Realms

3D Realms is a US-based publisher and developer with a 22 year-long legacy in the game industry. 3D Realms has published or co-developed such historic games as Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Rise of the Triad, Shadow Warrior,Duke Nukem, Max Payne and Prey. In 2014, 3D Realms was acquired by a group of companies that also invested in Interceptor. For more information about 3D Realms, please visit
https://3drealms.com and follow them on Twitter @3DRealms and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/official3dr.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

11/24/2015 - VCON 2015 Announces Performers and Line-Up
VCON 2015 Features Yoko Shimomura, The OneUps, Metroid Metal, and Royal Corneria Airforce

Composer of Kingdom Hearts and Street Fighter II to perform alongside renowned cover bands at fourth-annual VCON taking place in Mexico City on November 28

VCONCERT 2015 Line-Up Trailer
Mexico City, Mexico - November 24, 2015 -  Mariachi Games is proud to announce the entire VCONCERT 2015 line-up featuring renowned composer of Kingdom Hearts  and Street Fighter II, Yoko Shimomura, who will be joined by top acts in the game music cover band scene including The OneUps (who will perform a special tribute to late Nintendo President and CEO, Satoru Iwata), Metroid Metal, and Royal Corneria Airforce. The fourth annual  VCONCERT event is sponsored by Spotify and will take place in Mexico City, Mexico at the Plaza Condesa on November 28, 2015 where tickets are still available:

VCONCERT 2015 Tickets

VCONCERT is the definitive game music event in Mexico, and acts as the closing event to an annual two-week festival celebrating videogames in Mexico with a dedicated awards ceremony and more. Past  VCON performers including Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), Manami Matsumae (Mega Man), Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night), Jake "virt" Kaufman (Shovel Knight), Jim Guthrie (Superbrothers: Swords & Sworcery EP), and several returning acts including The OneUps and Metroid Metal.

"VCONCERT 2015 is all about celebrating the classics. We have the 25th anniversary of Star Fox, the 30th anniversary of Metroid and the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter II, so the biggest worldwide party celebrating these awesome games will be starting right here at VCONCERT 2015."

In addition to several hours of live musical performances, those who attend the event in Mexico City, Mexico, will also enjoy the  V-Coin Arcade Gallery  featuring custom arcade cabinet artwork and a long list of fighting games to enjoy.
Learn more about VCON and this year's performers on the official  VCONCERT 2015 website:

VCONCERT 2015 Official Website 
VCONCERT was started in 2012 by passionate gamers and game music fans Mariano Latapi di Carlo and Poulette Roel through their videogame promotion agency,  Mariachi Games, and is celebrating its fourth year with its 2015 performance set to take place in Mexico City, Mexico on November 28, 2015.

Musical guests have included Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night), Baiyon (PixelJunk Eden), Jake "virt" Kaufman (Shovel Knight), Disasterpeace (FEZ), Jim Guthrie (Superbrothers: Swords and Sworcery EP), C418 (Minecraft), The OneUps, The Megas, Power Glove, and many others.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

11/23/2015 - Smurf's Village Five Year Celebration
BeelineTM Interactive, Inc. Celebrates "Smurfs'TM Village" 5th Anniversary On Apple’s App Store
LOS ANGELES, CA - November 23, 2015 - Beeline™ Interactive, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of casual games for iOS and Android platforms, today celebrates the 5th anniversary of “Smurfs’ Village” on Apple’s App Store.  One of the first titles to pioneer the freemium model on a mobile platform, “Smurfs’ Village” has seen 78 content updates to date with the Smurfs exploring far flung locations like forests, desert islands, mountain tops and even space. A new major area, the game’s 5th, is slated for release early next year.

“Smurfs'™ Village" launched in November of 2010 and quickly jumped to the top of the App Store's Top Free and Top Grossing charts. To date,  "Smurfs' Village" has appeared as the top-grossing app in 80 countries. The title also ranked within the top 100 top-grossing apps for iPad for more than 1,000 consecutive days on Apple’s App Store.

In "Smurfs' Village" players build Smurfs' village from the ground up after an attack from the evil Gargamel. Based on the original cartoon and comic art, players begin the game with only a single mushroom house and a lone plowed plot of land. From there, things quickly progress, allowing players to build specialized houses, elaborate gardens with colorful crops, bridges to span running rivers, trodden paths, and more.

“Smurf’s Village” recently saw a sequel release to the App Store. Dubbed, “Smurfs Village and the Magical Meadow,” the game modernized the “Smurf’s Village” experience with beautiful 3D graphics and enhanced gameplay. Both “Smurfs’ Village” and “Smurfs’ Village and the Magical Meadow” can be downloaded from the App Store for free.

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About Beeline Interactive, Inc.
Beeline is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of games for smartphone platforms. A wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom, Beeline was formed with the mandate of creating original and licensed games specifically designed for the unique play style of the smartphone gamer. Beeline counts the hits Smurfs'® Village and Zombie Cafe™ among its portfolio and brings a solid foundation of strong brands, innovation and compelling social gameplay to the market. For additional information on the company and its offerings, please visit 

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