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Friday, January 22, 2016

01/22/2016 - Zenith Greenlight Campaign Successful
'Zenith' the ARPG Strong in the Force…of Humor was Greenlit in One Week


Madrid, Spain (January 22, 2016) –7 days ago “Zenith”, the ARPG guaranteed to make you laugh (or at least chuckle on the inside), from Inifinigon Games and publisher BadLand Indie was posted on Steam Greenlight.  Today it was Greenlit with over 200 enthusiastic comments from Steam users.  “Zenith” is being developed by Infinigon Games – a team that counts with Cristian Pastor, a video game veteran who designed for  projects like “The Crew” during his time at Ubisoft, and Marc Lopez, creator of the Fallout 3 MOD Mothership Zeta Crew.  “Zenith” is planned for digital release during Q2 this year on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqtqUF7lk5M
Website:
http://badlandindie.com/zenith/
Greenlight: http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight/

About BadLand Indie: BadLand Indie is an international publishing company that firmly believes in the need to support emerging talent.  We are passionate gamers on a mission to find the diamonds in the rough.  Working alongside talented developers, we bring captivating, outstanding games to the masses.  We're always on the lookout for enthusiastic and dedicated developers with all sorts of games from Beat-Em-Up to RPG to Puzzle and everything in between. 
About Infinigon Games: Indie video games, committed gamers and proud of it, rpg lovers who miss old style games. This is Infinigon. A team of professionals with more than 30 years of experience in video games and a common goal: to create video games that get the traditional spirit back and give the user the opportunity to enjoy an old style RPG coated with a quite particular sense of humor.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

01/21/2016 - SEGA 3D Classic Collection Coming to Nintendo 3DS
Don't Drift Aimlessly - POWER DRIFT with Purpose in the SEGA 3D Classics Collection

Nine Sega Classics (some unreleased!) Arriving on April 26 for Nintendo 3DS

IRVINE, Calif. - Jan. 21, 2016 - The best thing about classics is that they never go out of style, which is why SEGA of America is bringing nine classic SEGA games to the Nintendo 3DS™ system as part of the  SEGA 3D Classics Collection. The best part - four of the nine classics are games that have never been released on the 3DS previously. For all of the included classics, developer M2 painstakingly recreated the experiences by breaking down the original games and powering them up with new visuals, game modes, and more to take full advantage of the Nintendo 3DS system. The
SEGA 3D Classics Collection will be available in stores and digitally exclusively in the Americas for $29.99/CA$44.99 on April 26, 2016.

Because it's a collection, the most prudent thing to do would be to list the games included, starting with the titles never-before-released outside of Japan first:
  • Power Drift - This sprite-based circuit racer puts you head to head against other AI racers in a twisting, turning, jumping, looping race to the finish.
  • Puyo Puyo 2 - This head-to-head competitive puzzle game is simple to learn, hard to master, and compellingly addictive. Compete against the AI or friends in local multiplayer. Note: because of the quirks of trying to localize a game hard-coded in Japanese, the game has been left entirely in its original language. English instructions are available in the included digital manual.
Next, we have a pair of rarities not released on the 3DS before - true collectibles for the Master System enthusiast:
  • Maze Walker - Originally designed for the SegaScope 3-D glasses on the Sega Master System, Maze Walker comes to life on the 3DS, faithfully reproducing the sense of depth as players try to escape the mysterious, twisting maze filled with unknown dangers. Originally released as Maze Hunter for the Master System in the West. 
  • Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa - The sentient space ship Opa-Opa is back to defend its bases from evil (but cute!) invaders in the classic scrolling shooter. For SEGA history buffs, this version of Fantasy Zone II is the original Master System version.
And for the previously released titles:
  • Fantasy Zone II W -Fantasy Zone II W, which was originally created for the Master System, is the version of Fantasy Zone II upgraded to the graphical capabilities of the System- 16 arcade board with added 3D effects. You can enjoy it in 2 game modes with different rules.
  • Sonic The Hedgehog - The evil scientist, Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik), has snatched the animals of South Island, turning them into robot slaves. Only the famed blue blur can defeat Dr. Eggman and rescue the animals from his vile clutches in the game that started it all for the fastest hedgehog - Sonic!
  • Thunder Blade - In Thunder Blade, players control a helicopter and use guns and missiles to destroy enemy vehicles while flying between buildings, through caves, and into enemy bases. The re-mastered version boasts stereoscopic 3D visuals and adds a host of new features.
  • Galaxy Force II - As the star pilot of the Space Federation, it's up to you to strap yourself into your TRY-X fighter and turn the tables on the invade forces of Halcyon and the Fourth Empire in this 3D shoot 'em up.  This remastered version has upgraded graphics with double the resolution of the original for a more pleasing aesthetic.
  • Altered Beast - Summoned from the dead by Zeus, players in Altered Beast must shape shift into various beasts and fight off hordes of demons to rescue the captured Athena from the clutches of Neff. Offers local co-op multiplayer.
  • This is an Extra Bullet

The  SEGA 3D Classics Collection will be released at a value price of $29.99/CA$44.99 for the Nintendo 3DS system in stores and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS, with retail packaging that features original artwork by Pokémon art director, Ken Sugimori. The game is rated E 10+ by the ESRB. For more information, please visit 3dclassics.sega.com

 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
www.sega.com

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

01/21/2016 - AAA Steam Games Take Center Stage at Bundle Fest 4
AAA STEAM GAMES TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT BUNDLE FEST 4

Press release for immediate release

January 20th, 2015 –Big value bundles from AAA game publishers are available today in Bundle Fest 4, exclusively at Bundle Stars (
https://www.bundlestars.com/ ).

The action-packed Fallout Bundle from Bethesda includes all of the classic Fallout titles, alongside the critically acclaimed Fallout 3 and New Vegas, plus all of the extra DLC packs too. With an average Metacritic rating of 86.4% and Steam user score of 90.6%, this is definitely one bundle you don’t want to miss.

The Fallout Bundle is available for only £14.94 / $20.39 / €20.39, saving 66%.
Saints Row vs Risen Bundle from Deep Silver offers a healthy dose of action and RPG games at an unbelievably low price. Save up to 86% when you grab Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third plus 17 DLC, Risen, Risen 2: Dark Waters plus 3 DLC, and Risen 3: Titan Lords plus 3 DLC.

The Saints Row vs Risen Bundle starts from just £3.74 / $4.49 / €4.49.
Curated by Bundle Stars, Bundle Fest 4 sees a new Steam game bundle unveiled every day of the week, with massive savings on the normal retail price. Each bundle will be available for a limited time only.

After redeeming their individual game keys on Steam (a free user account is required), customers can download their games and start playing instantly.
PC gamers should check 
www.bundlestars.com every day this week for a new bundle.

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About Bundle Stars
Bundle Stars is one of the world’s leading digital game retailers, offering unique and exclusive offers on digital games and bundles. Gamers can save up to 98% off the normal retail price, with the lion’s share going directly to the game developers and publishers. Bundle Stars is the official licensing partner of more than 450 publishers and developers, including Bethesda, Warner Bros Games. Launched in 2012, British-based Bundle Stars is owned and operated by Focus Multimedia Ltd, one of the UK’s leading independent computer games and software publishers for 20 years. To date, Bundle Stars has delivered over 20 million Steam keys to customers in 200 countries. Bundle Stars is big on social commerce with over 2 million people following the latest deals on social media channels. For more information please visit
www.bundlestars.com .

All game and publisher names are acknowledged as trademarks or registered trademarks of their individual copyright owners, all rights reserved.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

01/19/2016 - Metal Gear Online Comes to PC
METAL GEAR ONLINE Launches on PC Steam


EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – January 19, 2016  Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today launches METAL GEAR ONLINE, the dedicated, squad-based multi-player component of its best-selling METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, for PC Steam.

METAL GEAR ONLINE is built around a dedicated squad-based competitive multiplayer structure, which has been fully redesigned with the familiar gameplay and aesthetic styling of the acclaimed METAL GEAR SOLID series. The online element introduces Tactical Team Operations and features a ‘class system’ that more uniquely defines the strengths and abilities of player characters on the battlefield. Players can select from 3 distinct classes: Scout, Enforcer and Infiltrator.

METAL GEAR ONLINE also supports 16-player online battles for 8v8 PvP combat (up to 12 players only for PlayStation®3 / Xbox 360). Players can select different missions, utilize special customization options, and take advantage of support weapons unique to the online multiplayer title. METAL GEAR ONLINE also features a revised version of the Buddy system, pairing two players as allies for enhanced, multiplayer benefits.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, which includes METAL GEAR ONLINE, has an SRP of $59.99 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Steam; and $49.99 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Xbox 360. SRP of the ‘Collector’s Edition’ is $99.99 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

About KONAMI
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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Monday, January 18, 2016

01/28/2016 - New Grunge Rock DLC Coming to Rock Band 4
GRUNGE DLC COMING TO ROCK BAND 4

Boston, Mass. – January 18, 2016 – Today Harmonix is announcing the addition of three new tracks to the Rock Band™ Music Store for Xbox One and PlayStation ® 4! Releasing tomorrow Tuesday, January 19th, are songs from Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden and grunge super group, Temple of the Dog.

Formed by members of both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog released “Hunger Strike” in 1991, ultimately peaking at #4 on the US Billboard charts.  With dual lead vocals from Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder, “Hunger Strike” offers great vocal gameplay as well as phenomenal guitar, drum and bass parts. The early 90’s theme continues with Soundgarden’s hit single, “My Wave”, the band’s 4th single from the band’s megahit album Superunknown.  The last song is “Wicked Garden”, a song never released as a commercial single, yet widely considered a career defining song from Stone Temple Pilots.  Featuring lyrics written by Scott Weiland, “Wicked Garden” brings the driving rhythms, atmospheric guitar play and brooding vocal performance that Stone Temple Pilots is famous for.
These tracks can be purchased individually for $1.99/ €1,99/ £1.59
  • Soundgarden – My Wave
  • Stone Temple Pilots – Wicked Garden
  • Temple of the Dog – Hunger Strike

VIDEO: Rock Band 4 DLC Available January 19th
https://youtu.be/CbKyhbdiOq4

Called “the new benchmark for rhythm gaming” by GamesRadar+, Rock Band 4 delivers the ecstatic rush of a live full-band game experience like never before. Rock Band 4 builds on the core gameplay people love, with brand new features, including game-changing Freestyle Guitar Solo gameplay that allows players to craft their own face-melting and truly original guitar solos as well as over 1600 playable tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band 4 Music Store.
For more information on Rock Band 4 and to stay up to date with the latest news and announcements, head over to
http://www.rockband.com and follow @RockBand on Twitter for updates.

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