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Friday, February 5, 2016

02/05/2016 - Stardock Releases Political Strategy Game The Political Machine 2016
Stardock Releases Popular Political Strategy Game The Political Machine 2016

Take to the campaign trail today with Stardock’s The Political Machine 2016. Give speeches, go on talk shows, hire unsavory operatives, and do whatever it takes to win the presidency in this popular political strategy game.

The Political Machine 2016 offers the player a choice to play as one of over a dozen candidates such as Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and more. The player can also choose to create their own custom candidate, complete with their own unique avatar, political party, and hometown.

“The game deals with topics like the Keystone XL Pipeline, human trafficking, and other issues that are current and relevant to this year’s election, said producer Patrick Shaw.  “We’ve added a poll tracking feature so that you can see how your own political races are matching up to what’s going on in the United States right now.”

The game also features opportunities for the candidates to interview on various talk shows to raise their ratings in the polls. Torrid affairs, natural disasters, email scandals, and other random events keep players on their toes and ready to deal with unexpected problems. By purchasing advertisements that appeal to the issues of each individual state, and hiring operatives to bring down your opponent or make you look good, players will find many different strategies for how to take down their opposition and become the President of the United States.

The Political Machine 2016 is now available on Steam for $9.99 at
http://store.steampowered.com/app/404620. Visit www.politicalmachine.com   for more information.

About Stardock:
Stardock is a developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software founded in 1991 by nationally recognized technology expert Brad Wardell. Located in Plymouth, Michigan, Stardock is a powerful leader in the video gaming and software development world.  Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series, and the highly anticipated upcoming Ashes of the Singularity. Stardock puts the user experience first through software that enriches the Windows experience for everyone from casual computer users to highly technical professionals. Products offered by Stardock include Start8, Start10, Fences, WindowBlinds, Multiplicity, and more at www.stardock.com .

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

02/03/2016 - Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle Boss Event Giveaway
Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle Unleashes “The Super Warrior of Destruction” Boss Event and Giveaway

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. is unleashing a new in-game event and giveaway for its thrilling mobile battle game, Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle. The limited time in-game event features a super-strong Broly enemy to defeat and new event maps to battle across.  The Super Warrior of Destruction Boss Event begins February 4th and runs through February 11th. Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle is available for FREE on the iOS App Store and Google Play store.

In Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle various characters and worlds from Dragon Ball Z collide.  In the weeklong Super Warrior of Destruction event, players can battle with the fiercely strong Broly, who has an enormous amount of hit points and can mount a devastating attack that can hit everyone on the player’s team at the same time.  The event features two stages, and by completing the hardest map of each stage, players get a chance to win big rewards.

Additionally, Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle is hosting multiple giveaways for every player in the game! Beginning February 4th and running through February 19th, players can receive special FREE daily bonuses, including training, support, and awakening items; additionally players can even get up to fifteen Dragon Stones and three million Zeni FREE simply for logging in daily.

Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle combines intense match-3 battles, elements of classic board-games, and character deck creation featuring fighters from across the immensely popular Dragon Ball universe. The game has been downloaded over 40 million times on Android and iOS mobile devices worldwide.

Since debuting in 1986, the Dragon Ball franchise has become the #1 selling anime franchise of all time in the US, and more than 230 million copies of the manga have sold worldwide.

A trailer can be viewed and embedded at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOY2VMTtleA .

Download and play Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle for free at

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

02/03/2016 - AbleGamers Launches New Expansion Pack Initiative Program

Video Game Industry Leaders Partner With Leading Charity to Deliver Powerful Assistive Technology Packs to Allow Those With Disabilities to Walk, Run, Climb and Soar Virtually

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - (February 3, 2016) -
AbleGamers Foundation - the leading charity and organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with disabilities through the power of video games - is thrilled to announce today "Expansion Packs", a new initiative born out of partnership with some of the video game industry's biggest companies. Expansion Packs are filled with the best assistive technology and specialized controllers available, along with top notch video games and related swag. They are then delivered and installed in various locations that serve people with serious disabilities, including group homes, special needs daycare facilities and long-term living centers.

“For the better part of a decade, AbleGamers has been giving individuals with disabilities the equipment they need to play video games," said Steve Spohn, Chief Operations Officer of AbleGamers. "Our Expansion Packs allow us to give that same equipment to a larger group of people, faster than ever, something impossible without the support of some of the brightest, best and most generous companies in video games, including Humble Bundle, SteelSeries, Electronic Arts, Jinx and Corsair."

The first Expansion Pack arrived at the
Pediatric Specialty Care long-term living facility in Hopewell, Pennsylvania. Arriving right before Christmas, the first Expansion Pack provided the many children and young adults in the facility’s care with new and assistive gaming goods.

"AbleGamer's amazing Expansion Packs allow kids who have very limited mobility in the physical world experience what it is like to run, jump and play in a virtual world," said Kristen Hussar, DPT Head Physical Therapist at Pediatric Specialty Care - Hopewell. "It gives them a good reason to wiggle their fingers and rotate their heads, whereas, before the gaming equipment, they may not have seen the value of the limited movement they can produce. The adaptive switches allow us to take whatever small movements a child is able to generate and augment them into something fun and meaningful to them, showing them that much is possible despite severe physical limitations."

For details, pictures and the backstory of how Expansion Packs got started, please visit
http://www.ablegamers.com/ablegamers-news/ablegamers-expansion-packs .

For more information about the AbleGamers Foundation or to schedule an interview with their leadership team, please contact
pr@uberstrategist.com .

About The AbleGamers Foundation

The AbleGamers Foundation is a 501©(3) public charity that provides news and reviews on the accessibility of mainstream video game titles, as well as consultation on assistive technology. Mainstream video games supply many disabled individuals and veterans with rehabilitation and social stimulation, particularly in situations where they may otherwise be shut out of society's idea of normal, everyday life. To find out more about video game accessibility, check out AbleGamers'  Includification For more information about the AbleGamers Foundation, to find out how your support or donations can help, or to read their reviews with an eye toward support for gamers with disabilities, please visit

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

01/02/2016 - Plants vs. Zombies 2 Gets 13 Day Valentines Themed Event
Plants vs. Zombies 2 Gets Romantical Today with 13-Day Valenbrainz Event
Zombies Travel Across Time Again In Plants vs. Zombies 2 Modern Day Part 2 Starting February 16

Love bites! Plants vs. Zombies TM 2 today released a new 13-day Valentine-themed Mega Event, Valenbrainz, available now on the
App Store and Google Play. Fall in love with new plants including the Premium Plant, Blooming Heart, a plant that catapults heart-shaped projectiles causing increasing damage with each hit. Become enamored with Valentine-themed zombies, new levels and collectible costumes.

In addition to the Valenbrainz event, Plants vs. Zombies 2 will release the content update, Modern Day Part 2 on February 16, where Dr. Zomboss brings the combined forces of all of his armies across time with him!  Go back to the beginning with new levels and new plants including the Premium Plant, Escape Root, an armed trap plant that can switch places with other plants; and when threatened, can substitute itself with an explosive plant like Potatomine or Cherry Bomb. There’s also the return of fan favorites, All-Star Zombie and Super-Fan Imp.

To learn more about this new event, watch the Plants vs. Zombies 2 Valenbrainz Trailer!

Below is a summary of all the key features in the mega event Valenbrainz, starting February 2:
  • The Premium Plant, Blooming Heart, a plant that catapults heart-shaped projectiles, causing increasing damage with each hit.
  • Six Valentine-themed zombies.
  • Collectible Valenbrainz-themed costumes.
  • 11 new Valentine-themed levels.
  • Receive higher coin rewards!

Below is a summary of all the key features in the content update Modern Day Part 2, starting February 16:
  • New plants including the Premium Plant, Escape Root, an armed trap plant that can switch places with other plants; and when threatened, can substitute itself with an explosive plant like Potatomine or Cherry Bomb. Fans can also enjoy Grimrose, a plant that slinks into the shadows and appear underneath its target, and Dusk-lobber, a plant that shoots projectiles into multiple lanes.
  • The return of All-Star Zombie, a zombie heavily armored thanks to his football gear who can rush down lanes at a fast pace, and Super-Fan Imp, an explosive zombie that can damage nearby plants.
  • Collectible Costumes!
  • 16 new Modern Day Part Two-themed levels!

For more information on Plants vs. Zombies 2, please visit us on Facebook and Twitter.
You can also download the PVZ2 app

For more information about EA Mobile, visit
http://www.facebook.com/EAMobile .
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Monday, February 1, 2016

02/01/2016 Assassin's Creed Identity Coming to App Store on February 25th


London, UK – February 1, 2016 – Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin’s Creed® Identity, the franchise’s first Action-RPG, will launch on iOS devices on February 25, 2016. The mobile-exclusive game takes place during a fan-favourite time period, the Italian Renaissance.

Assassin’s Creed Identity challenges players to solve The Mystery of The Crows through a combination of thrilling story missions and countless quests. Players will create and customise their own Assassins and take them through numerous adventures in iconic settings from the Italian Renaissance, such as the Santa Croce area in Florence and the Colosseum in Rome. The Assassins will evolve throughout the game and progress from a novice to a master assassin. Characters can be chosen from four individual classes: Berserker, Shadow Blade, Trickster and Thief. 

Assassin’s Creed Identity transports the fun, the freedom of movement and parkour to iOS devices using a variety of different controls: tap-to-move, dual virtual stick controls or with a gamepad. Assassin’s Creed Identity uses the Unity game engine to create stunning graphics never before seen on a mobile device, through amazing custom-made HD textures, shaders and models.

On February 3rd, a Q&A video with the Creative Director of the game will be published on the Ubisoft Youtube channel, giving more details about the game and how Assassin’s Creed was re-imagined on mobile.

Developed by Blue Byte®, a Ubisoft studio, Assassin’s Creed Identity will be available on the App Store for £3.99. The game requires iOS 7 and an iPad 3 or a later model, or an iPhone 5 or a later model.

For more information about Assassin’s Creed please visit the
UbiBlog, follow us on our UK Twitter account, like our UK Facebook page and subscribe to our UK Youtube account.

For the latest news on Ubisoft collectible merchandise, please visit and like the page www.facebook.com/ubicollectibles .

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