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Friday, December 4, 2015

12/04/2015 - Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Relaunches for Xbox One
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND: CORE FIGHTERS RELAUNCHES FOR XBOX ONE


Basic Version of the Game Now Available Free of Charge with Four Fighters, Online Compatibility with Full Version, Ability to Purchase Individual Characters, and More

Hertfordshire, 4th December 2015 – KOEI TECMO Europe today announced that gamers interested in DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round can now experience it free of charge with the relaunch of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round: CORE FIGHTERS on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Consisting of four fan-favorite fighters – Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi, and Ryu Hayabusa – as well as nearly every available game mode, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round: CORE FIGHTERS will be free-to-download via the Xbox Store.

With 30 additional characters available for purchase individually or in sets, players can pick and choose which characters to add to their rosters. Each character utilizes a unique fighting style with a personality to match, so it is ultimately up to the player to decide who is worthy to join their CORE FIGHTERS team! Additionally, costumes purchased from DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Ultimate as well as DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round on Xbox 360 can be transferred to CORE FIGHTERS on Xbox One, and upgrading to the full version of the game, includes transfer of all previously-purchased costumes and DLC.

Characters aside, DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round: CORE FIGHTERS includes many of the same features from the full version of the game. For example, CORE FIGHTERS players can compete online against each other as well as against those who own the full game on Xbox One. Story Mode and other features can be accessed for a fee.

In celebration of the relaunch of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round: CORE FIGHTERS, a special Xbox Live Gold sale is in effect from now through the 7th December for the following content on Xbox One only:

l   DOA5LR Ninja Clan 1 Costume Set - £6.95 (40% off)
l   DOA5LR Ninja Clan 2 Costume Set  - £6.95 (40% off)
l   DOA5LR Ninja Clan 3 Costume Set - £6.95 (40% off)
l   DOA5LR Ninja Clan Complete Set (Special Bundle for this sale only) -  £19.24
l   DOA5LR Core Fighters 30 Characters - £21.33 (45% off)
l   DOA5LR Ninja Clan Complete Set + Core Fighters 26 Characters (Special Bundle for this sale only) -  £30.48

For additional information regarding DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round: CORE FIGHTERS, please visit the official website at  http://teamninja-studio.com/doa5/lastround

  For more news about Team NINJA, visit 
http://teamninja-studio.com,  and don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/tecmoeurope  and follow us on Twitter  @TeamNINJAStudio and @tecmokoeieurope

ABOUT KOEI TECMO EUROPE LTD.
KOEI TECMO EUROPE LTD. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, UK. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive® and Ninja Gaiden®series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. On April 1, 2009, KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD was established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd. merger. More information about KOEI TECMO EUROPE LTD and its products can be found at
www.koeitecmoeurope.com

Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox LIVE are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Akira, Sarah, Pai and Jacky characters © SEGA. Virtua Fighter is either a registered trademark or trademark of SEGA Corporation.
 

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

12/03/2015 - Street Fighter Characters Appear in Blood Brothers 2
STREET FIGHTER ® CHARACTERS PUNCH THEIR WAY INTO BLOOD BROTHERS 2 IN SPECIAL LIMITED TIME EVENTS

Summon your troops to stop M. Bison from destroying Arnashia!

SAN FRANCISCO - December 3, 2015 - A portal from Earth has opened in Arnashia, and Street Fighter® characters suddenly find themselves in battle alongside native Arnashians - the "Blood Brothers." But is this strange new link between worlds a threat...or an opportunity? Players will be able to find out beginning today as DeNA unleashes a new update to Blood Brothers 2, the strategic battle RPG available as a free download on the
App Store and Google Play.
Through a new partnership with Capcom, Blood Brothers 2 players and Street Fighter fans alike will now be able to experience the most popular Street Fighter characters reimagined in the world of Blood Brothers 2! Three of the most beloved Street Fighter characters - Ryu, Cammy and M. Bison - debut in the game today, with more to come. Additionally, Tournament Mode,a top fan-requested feature, is now available and allows players to battle head-to-head in weekly bracket-style matches in a quest for global dominance. The first Street Fighter event is currently live until Tuesday, December 8, 11:59pm PST.

"Everyone on the Blood Brothers 2 team are HUGE Street Fighter fans, and we are honored to introduce Capcom's classic characters to the world of Arnashia," said Kazuhiro Kondo, Studio Head at DeNA West. "The fast, dynamic gameplay, and strategic, customized battles of Blood Brothers 2 is a perfect fit for the characters of Street Fighter to dive into, and we can't wait for fans of both worlds to join the fight!"

 "We are very excited to see our  Street Fighter characters like Ryu, Cammy, and M. Bison cross over into the realm of  Blood Brothers 2," said Matt Dahlgren, Director of Marketing at Capcom. "We think our Street Fighter fans will enjoy seeing their favorite fighters in a strategic RPG with a fresh new art style."

Blood Brothers 2 is a strategic battle game with a strong focus on character abilities and evolution. The world is rich with hundreds of characters and multiple variations of each. The story starts with a traditional save-the-world story line, but instantly twists into deep sub plots of loyalty and betrayal. Players get lost in an ancient kingdom filled with dragons, mythic gods, demons, knights, samurai, trolls, and dozens more creatures along their journey. 

Blood Brothers 2 is available on the
App Store for iPhone and iPad, and on Google Play for Android devices. The Street Fighter content update is currently live in-game. 

About DeNA
DeNA (pronounced "D-N-A") is a global Internet company that develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games, e-commerce and other diversified offerings. Founded in 1999, DeNA is headquartered in Tokyo with offices and game development studios across the globe. DeNA Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (2432). For more information, visit:
dena.com

About Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. STREET FIGHTER is a registered trademark of CAPCOM U.S.A., INC. RESIDENT EVIL, MEGA MAN, and DEVIL MAY CRY registered trademarks of CAPCOM CO., LTD.More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company web site, 
www.capcom.com  or  www.capcom-unity.com .

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

12/03/2015 - Ark: Survival Evolved Releases new Oviraptor
ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED RAIDS YOUR DINO NURSERIES WITH EGG-STEALING OVIRAPTOR

Studio Wildcard, the studio that never sleeps, released today one of the trolliest Dinosaurs in history by adding the Oviraptor to the ARK! Sneaking into Survivor’s bases, the Oviraptor will plunder eggs without arousing the suspicion of nearby Dinos, carrying its precious cargo away to feast on, or return to its master. But that’s not all it arouses: When placed nearby, the Oviraptor will boost the mating speed of all allied Dinosaurs. In addition, ARK update v226 adds the stealth-oriented “Ghillie Suit” armor, along with new modern Structures such as the Industrial Oven and Bunk Bed.

Watch the new video of the Oviraptor
HERE: youtu.be/mDHgpv4_NG4

Despite being a carnivore, Oviraptor’s primary source of food is eggs, which it steals from nests. Unlike any other creature, Oviraptor seems to be able to surreptitiously steal these eggs usually without attracting the attention of an irate mother. In an incredible feat of natural selection, Oviraptor seems to emit a chemical pheromone that affects many creatures as an aphrodisiac. Mated creatures are much more likely to… “create” new fertilized eggs while Oviraptor is around, which enables the Oviraptor to go about its business unperturbed. They also make quite adorable sounds, so many children simply like to keep them as rather strange companions.

ARK update v226 also adds the Ghillie Suit armor, set for camouflaged stealth against Dinos and Survivors; the Industrial Oven, which enables cooking food on a large scale for an entire Tribe’s army; a Table furniture item, upon which small structures can be placed; a Modern Bunk-Bed for faster respawning, plus various optimizations and balancing improvements.

ARK: Survival Evolved will launch in June 2016 on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox program, PlayStation®4 with Project Morpheus support, and full release on Steam PC. The game is currently in Steam’s Early Access program and includes Oculus Rift VR support and an integration of Steam community features such as Steam Economy and Steam Workshop for custom maps and mods. Players can host private/LAN servers and have access to a custom-built version of the Unreal Engine 4 Editor for creating mods. The world of ARK is designed to be modder-friendly and ever-expanding!

To join our growing band of survivors, journey over to Steam to download the game. For the latest updates follow us on
Twitter, like us on Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, visit the Website at www.playark.com and watch us tame and train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

12/03/2015 - Minions Paradise Free Holiday Download
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN MINIONS PARADISE
Welcome the Holiday Minion to your Party Paradise, Get Air on the New Snowboard Half Pipe Distractivity and Decorate with Sand Angels, a Tropical Snowman and your Holiday Palm

Check out the trailer
here.

'Tis the season and Phil's un-boxing his holiday decor, gearing up to host his friend, Holiday Minion, and dreaming up new Distractivities for his pals in Minions Paradise, available now as a free* download in the
App Store and on Google Play.

It doesn't snow in paradise, but starting today players can welcome Holiday Minion to their party through an all-new quest to help Phil find ways to spread holiday cheer to the Minions.

Get in the holiday spirit now through January 4th and:
·Unlock five new Distractivities, including the Icy Half Pipe, Island Hockey, Sand Angels, a Snow Globe and the Snow-Cone-O-Matic
·Create new Freeze Ray and Yo-yo party favors
·Deck the halls with more than a dozen festive decorations like the Tropical Snowman, the Holiday Palm, Candy Cane Patch and Gingerbread Out-House

For more information about Minions Paradise follow us on
Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and visit http://www.minionsparadise.com/ .

*Network fees may apply.
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Monday, November 30, 2015

11/30/2015 - Intel Extreme Masters San Jose Announces Tournament Results
IEM San Jose doubles viewership, raises US$38k for charity and crowns new champions


Intel Extreme Masters San Jose saw a doubling in year-on-year viewership: almost 7 million hours of watched content and close to 17 million total sessions were recorded across the two event days. Tournament champions were both Origen and Natus Vincere (for League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, respectively), who both took home a lion’s share of the combined US$175,000 prize pool. Local hopefuls including CLG, TSM, Team Liquid and Cloud 9 were in no short supply, much to the excitement of the energetic American crowd – a crowd that saw over 9,000 esports fans fill the SAP Center on both Saturday and Sunday for what was Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s first US stadium event.

“The culture of going to large scale esports events in North America is rapidly catching up to Europe,” said Michal Blicharz, VP Pro Gaming at ESL. “We have had high hopes for the event and the reality has surpassed them. It’s something we’re quickly getting used to as esports becomes prevalent in youth culture.”

Video highlights can be found on YouTube. You can find the best of album of event pictures here and the full album here.
Both Mark Cuban and Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, took to the stage at Intel Extreme Masters San Jose, together raising over US$38,000 for
The Cybersmile Foundation in a celebrity League of Legends showmatch. Krzanich’s team, consistent of ex-professional League of Legends players SaintVicious (Coach), HotshotGG, Hai, Chauster and Bjergsen, earned money for charity based on in-game achievements. Up against them was Cuban with an equally all-star team: Snoopeh (Coach), Reginald, Meteos, DoubleLift and Voyboy. - Cuban, who was told he would be fined for dropping the f-bomb in a pre-show interview, promptly did so again, thereby almost doubling the money raised! You can find his defence of esports along with the showmatch on YouTube.
More exciting League of Legends action is just around the corner: Intel Extreme Masters Cologne kicks off in the German ESL Studios December 19-20. The event will feature teams from around the globe voted in by the community. Voting is live, with more information about the event to be found on the
official website.
 

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