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Thursday, February 11, 2016

02/11/2016 - BioWare and LucasFilm Release New Chapter in Star Wars TOR
PLAY NOW: STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC- KNIGHTS OF THE FALLEN EMPIRE, ANARCHY IN PARADISE
BioWare and Lucasfilm today released a new chapter in the episodic story, Star WarsTM: The Old RepublicTM – Knights of the Fallen Empire.  Anarchy in Paradise is the first in a series of seven new chapters and introduces the infamous mercenary known as Firebrand, who’s on a mission to destroy the Eternal Empire.

With the addition of Firebrand to the Alliance, it is up to the Outlander to decide just how far he or she is willing to go to defeat the Eternal Emperor. 

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire launched last fall, continuing an epic adventure that also serves as a starting point for new players at Level 60.  The player-driven storyline puts fans at the center of their own Star Wars™ saga making choices that impact their story alongside unexpected twists and turns.  New players can jump right into the evolving story, create a new Level 60 character and start building their Alliance in the expansion which has been praised for its deep BioWare storytelling set in the rich Star Wars universe.

Knights of the Fallen Empire, including Anarchy of Paradise, is free to Subscribers.  Plus, Subscribers as of February 1, 2016 will be rewarded with the HK-55 Jetpack in-game item as part of the new Subscriber Rewards Program listed
here.

More details on today’s Anarchy in Paradise release can be found
here.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

02/10/2016 - SEGA 3D Classics Collection Launch Bonus Sticker Sheet
Deck out Your Nintendo 3DS With the SEGA Classics Decal Sheet!
 
Bad news: You can't Power Drift yet. Good news: on launch day for the SEGA 3D Classics Collection, you can Power Drift with awesome SEGA decals all over your Nintendo 3DS! That's right, pre-orders and a limited number of launch copies will come with the SEGA Classics Decal Sheet bonus item. The sheet will be available in every physical launch edition of the collection, and features nine SEGA logos and console stickers. The decals are a silver hue to add a nice contrast to your Nintendo 3DS, giving it a distinct retro sheen. The collection features some of SEGA's signature games, and the bonus item adds the right amount of vintage goodness to complete the throwback experience.

Here's a quick SEGA history primer on the decals:
  • Master System logo - Originally released in 1985 as the Sega Mark-III in Japan, the Master System was redesigned and renamed when it launched in North America in 1986 with an added FM Sound Unit.
  • Master System console - An authentic line-art likeness of the North American/European version of the console! 
  • Mega Drive logo - Originally released in Japan in 1988, the Mega Drive was the 16-bit successor to the Master System. Widely considered one of the greatest video game consoles of all time, the system was home to many classic games such as Altered Beast, Sonic the Hedgehog, and many more.
  • Genesis logo - Please choose a "Blast Processing" joke to your liking. Are we good here? 
  • Genesis console - An authentic line-art likeness of the Model 1 SEGA Genesis console!
  • 16-Bit - Emblazoned on the front of the Genesis, the 16-Bit logo let everyone know you were working with POWER. Affix this decal to give a blast processing boost to whatever needs it most.*
  • Professor Asobin -Before Sonic, Alex Kidd, and Opa Opa, this dapper white rabbit appeared in most SG-1000 game manuals and gave helpful advice to players. Although he was briefly replaced by Dr. Games, he soon returned and appeared in game manuals up until the Mega Drive/Genesis era.
  • SEGA logo - A SEGA decal collection wouldn't be complete without the company logo!
  • GigaDrive logo - This last logo represents something different than the other ones we've covered because it's a "virtual console." In order for the SEGA 3D Classics Collection to run perfectly on the Nintendo 3DS, developer M2 created the GigaDrive which is how these games take full advantage of the 3DS's capabilities (such as stereoscopic 3D). Read more about the GigaDrive here

*this almost certainly won't work

The SEGA 3D Classics Collection will be released for $29.99/CA $44.99 in the Americas on April 26, 2016. The collection is available for the Nintendo 3DS in stores and digitally on the Nintendo eShop. The game is rated E 10+ by the ESRB. For more information, please visit
3dclassics.sega.com.

Download the full resolution SEGA 3D Classics Collection glam shot 
here

SEGA 3D Classics Collection Review Copies
Please hold those review requests until further notice.

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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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

02/09/2016 - Second Round of Overwatch Closed Beta Coming Soon
Overwatch Closed Beta – Round 2 Commencing


Break’s over — it’s time to get back out on the battlefield!

Round 2 of the Overwatch Closed Beta is officially underway in the Americas and Europe gameplay regions. We’ve added a ton of new content and features, including a new player progression system, new game mode, new maps, revamped Custom Game options, and a variety of hero balance updates.

You can learn what the Overwatch Team has been working since the Closed Beta went on a break in December in the
new Developers Update by game director Jeff Kaplan.

Check out the complete
patch notes  for a breakdown on everything that’s been added and changed, including some additional hero balance insights. You can also read more about the new progression system here .  

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Monday, February 8, 2016

02/08/2016 - Retro Steal Game Level 22 Coming This Thursday
The first stealth game set in the merciless and frenetic world of work, soon on your Playstation and Desktop!

Moving Player is pleased to remind you the upcoming release of  Level 22 on Playstation® 3, 4, Vita, PC & MAC (Steam/Gog) this Thursday! This "retro-pixel" looking undercover game will immerse you in a colorful, dynamic and humorous universe!

In this stealth game you are Gary, an office worker who overslept after a drunken night out in town. But it gets tricky, because it isn't Gary's first time being late for work. And he could get fired if anyone spots him arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he'll have to prove his smartness and slyness to make his way up the 22 floors standing between him and his office without being caught.
Get more amazing news about the game on the attached press release, on our 
web page and get more visuals in our new presskit here.
Have fun !

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