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Friday, March 25, 2016

03/25/2016 - RollerCoaster Tycoon World Coming to Steam Early Access on March 30th
RollerCoaster Tycoon WorldTM Heads into Steam Early Access on March 30th


Next-Generation Features Include Powerful 3D Building Tools, User-Generated Content and More; Atari® Outlines Plans for Future Free Updates to Extend the Fun Throughout 2016

NEW YORK – March 25, 2016 –
Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon World™ will be available on March 30, 2016 through Steam Early Access. As the first PC version of the world-renowned RollerCoaster Tycoon® franchise in more than a decade, RollerCoaster Tycoon World incorporates next-generation features to enhance the theme park simulation experience. Between an advanced coaster building system, an innovative approach to the management simulation, and native user-generated content (UGC) tools – RollerCoaster Tycoon World gives players complete freedom to create what they want while bringing advanced functionality that will allow players to experience RollerCoaster Tycoon in a completely fun, new way.

Fans can take part in Early Access starting Wednesday, March 30th by purchasing RollerCoaster Tycoon World through the official Steam page:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/282560/

During the Early Access period, participants will help shape the final details of RollerCoaster Tycoon World and provide invaluable input as the title rolls to a full launch. As we are not yet feature complete, fans can expect a number of new features, optimizations, and enhancements to be released during and after the Early Access period. These include, but are not limited to, Dark Rides, Transport Rides, and Piece by Piece Custom Built Structures.

“The RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise is beloved by millions of fans worldwide, which is something we take very seriously. After careful consideration, the decision to go through the Steam Early Access program was made to ensure that we can get RollerCoaster Tycoon World in the hands of the dedicated fans that have followed us throughout the development process as soon as possible,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “As passionate RollerCoaster Tycoon fans ourselves, we look forward to working with our community and those new to the series on how we can make RollerCoaster Tycoon World the best theme park simulation game possible. Early Access allows us to openly communicate with fans about upcoming content and features and the community will help us shape our roadmap.”

Key Features available with the Early Access launch of RollerCoaster Tycoon World are:

·Genre-Redefining Coaster Builder: Spline-based, 3D track editor allows for the creation of the most creative freeform coasters imaginable. Easily manipulate the track to build the tamest to most puke-inducing coasters by creating loops, banks, corkscrews, inversions and more. Players have the power to test roller coasters before opening the ride to guests to ensure it meets the physics standards required to stay on the track, or the coaster might just jump the rails.   
·Responsive Environments & Guests: Themed zones can be created throughout a player’s park, with various themed rides and objects affecting how much guests enjoy the experience. Sci-fi, Western, and Adventure are just a few themes that will impact not only ratings, but increase the area’s attractiveness to certain peeps.
·UGC Functionality: For the first time, modding capabilities are integrated directly into the game. Native support of Steam Workshop allows for customer scenery, 3D objects, blueprinted coasters, parks, and more to be imported into the game and seamlessly shared from within the game. The UGC tools have been designed to be accessible and easy to use for everyone.     

“Our realistic approach to the graphics and gameplay, combined with several next-gen updates is breathing new life into a franchise that has stood the test of time,” said Matthew Labunka, Executive Producer of RollerCoaster Tycoon World, Atari. “This is just the start for RollerCoaster Tycoon World, as we look to the future of the title and how we continue delivering a fun, immersive experience. Opening up the game to UGC natively allows for unlimited creativity and expansion for years to come both for us and the community.”

Throughout 2016, Atari and developer, Nvizzio Creations will be bringing several free content updates – including Piece-by-Piece Coaster Building, Tunnels, Dark Rides, Transportation Rides, Weather, and more. For more on upcoming updates, check out the official RollerCoaster Tycoon World blog.
http://www.rollercoastertycoon.com/rctw-blog-30-rollercoaster-tycoon-world-coming-to-steam-early-access/

RollerCoaster Tycoon World will be available in a Standard Version for $49.99 USD and Deluxe Edition for $59.99 USD. To keep up with what’s next for RollerCoaster Tycoon World, be sure to sign up for updates and read the latest blogs at
RollerCoasterTycoon.com. Fans can also join the conversation by participating in the official RollerCoaster Tycoon World forum, or on Facebook at facebook.com/rollercoastertycoon and Twitter at (at)OfficialRCT.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

03/24/2016 - Pathfinder RPG Charity Marathon Raises $250K
PATHFINDER RPG CHARITY MARATHON RAISES $250,000 FOR CHARITIES, AND BECOMES RECORD-BREAKING HUMBLE BOOK BUNDLE

REDMOND, WA (March 24, 2016): Paizo Inc., publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, is thrilled to announce today that the recent Pathfinder RPG Charity Marathon and corresponding Humble Book Bundle campaign raised more than $250,000 for charity, including the Extra Life Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Camden’s Concert, a charity benefiting cystic fibrosis research, and became the best-selling Humble Book Bundle of all time.

Held on February 24, 2016, the Pathfinder RPG Charity Marathon consisted of nearly 24 hours of live-streamed Pathfinder game play from around the world, and launched a massively successful 2-week Humble Book Bundle sales program. The Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder offered more than $300 of Pathfinder digital products at a pay-what-you-want price. Customers also got to choose how their purchase dollars were allocated between the publisher, Humble Bundle, Extra Life, Camden’s Concert, and assorted charities, raising more than $250,000 between them.

“The Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder allowed tabletop gamers all over the world to not just pretend to be do-gooders, but to actually do good. Together, we raised more than $250,000 for charity, and became the record-breaking Humble Books Bundle,” says Erik Mona, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer at Paizo Inc.

He continues, “We couldn’t have pulled off this effort without our amazing partners. Eric Tam and Kelley Allen led the charge at Humble Bundle, and the success of this program is due in large part to their dedication to launching the first tabletop RPG Humble Bundle. Also, our live-stream partners, gaming groups Dicestormers and Saving Throw show, helped Paizo to deliver nearly 24 awesome hours of live Pathfinder gaming live via Twitch on Paizo’s new channel at officialpaizo.twitch.tv. We want to thank every Pathfinder, new and veteran, who bought the Bundle, donated to Extra Life and Camden’s Concert, and participated in the live-streams.”

About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle sells digital content through its pay-what-you-want bundle promotions and the Humble Store. When purchasing a bundle, customers choose how much they want to pay and decide where their money goes - between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has raised more than $70 million through the support of its community for a wide range of charities, providing aid for people across the world. For more information, please visit
https://www.humblebundle.com

About the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
In the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into eight languages, and the vibrant Pathfinder universe has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, and apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.

About Paizo Inc.
Paizo Inc. is publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Tales novels, as well as board games and accessories. The Pathfinder world, in which players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil, is currently translated into eight languages, and has been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, toys, and apparel, and is being developed into an MMORPG. Paizo.com is also a leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

03/23/2016 - Game Insight Celebrates Easter with New Updates
Game Insight Celebrates Easter with a Basketful of Egg-cellent Updates

Hop to it! Game Insight’s games library gets in the Spring spirit with new content

Vilnius, Lithuania – 22 March 2016 – Whether it’s the rising temperatures, the budding flowers, or the damply delightful return of morning dew, Spring has a special place in all of our hearts. And if you’re one particular bunny - a very big bunny - Spring is the most special time of all, because it means Easter has finally arrived.

Game Insight is revelling in the holiday fun this Spring with the release of holiday content across their wide library of games.  Highlights include:

·Cloud Raiders: The Hopping Cult is approaching! These Easter warriors and their leader, the mighty Egg'o'nator, are hatching their plans to assault your island. Train your troops, polish your Big Berthas, and delay your dragons' dinner, because battle is about to be joined!
·Mystery Manor: Get ready to embark on an exciting Easter Miracle quest, and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. Meet the Easter Bunny, assemble Easter Collections, and open Easter Eggs with your friends to receive plenty of unique rewards as you prepare for the holiday.
·The Tribez: The Spring Festival has begun, and plenty of springtime bunnies have been hiding their eggs on different islands for you to find. Collect them all to complete a special Spring collection in the Rarity Collector’s Wonder Reel, and finish every Festival task to earn a special gift: Spring Big Ears!
·2020: My Country: The Easter Bunny has hopped into town, and he needs your help to decorate the city and wow your residents. Ready your community with more than 20 Spring buildings and decorations, including Easter Eggs, Flower Bed and Cake Shops. Paint your country brightly and get ready  to welcome Spring!
·Paradise Island 2: A theatrical production is underway in your resort community this Easter, complete with a holiday feast. You’ll need to complete brand new mini-games to choose the perfect meals and help the actors perform their best. Easter themed buildings and decorations add to the fun, complete with an Easter Egg exchange with tourists and other players.

Want even more goodness in your Easter basket? Game Insight has additionally released seasonally appropriate content in the following games: Paradise Island, Big Business, Mirrors of Albion, Love and Dragons, Sunshine Bay and Airport City.

Supporting images can be found in Game Insight’s
Easter press kit. For more information on the complete Game Insight library, please visit game-insight.com.

About Game Insight:
Founded in 2009,
Game Insight is the world’s leading innovator of mobile and social games, creating exceptional gameplay experiences across casual to hardcore titles. With more than 300 million players, Game Insight is one of the largest games companies in the world. The company is pushing the boundaries of technology and graphics across all platforms to make the most entertaining and fun experiences for everyone.

The company is based in Vilnius, Lithuania with 10 development studios across Eastern Europe. For more information go to
http://www.game-insight.com/ . Or, follow us on Twitter @game_insight

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

03/22/2016 - Metal Assault Joins WarpPortal
METAL ASSAULT JOINS WARPPORTAL AS AN ACTION PACKED 2D SIDE SCROLLER WITH ROUGH ‘EM UP, SHOOT ‘EM UP FUN!

BUENA PARK, Calif. (March 2016) – Warpportal is thrilled to be hitting “continue” for GNISoft’s fantastically fun game Metal Assault! Reviving this 2D side-scroller brings back Carl, Ai, Marie and Burton! Fan Favorites like Co-Op vs. Zombies, Zombie Infection and Death Match return along with Player vs. Player, Mission Mode, and Cooperative challenges! Players can create companies and work together to complete objectives, or go solo for the glory!

Metal Assault arrives back in North American and English speaking territories! It will be available on the Steam platform and through Warpportal download. Warpportal is really excited to get involved with the Metal Assault community that has been hungering for the resurgence of this title for years! Pre-registered users on will get special bonus’ and are invited to the game’s soft launch at the beginning of March 2016.

You can download and play Metal Assault through
Warpportal!
You can also play Metal Assault on
Steam!

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Official Facebook Page
Twitter Official Twitter account

About Metal Assault
Metal Assault is a free to play, action packed, 2D side-sccroller with rough ‘em up, shoot ‘em up fun! Grab some friends, grab a weapon and get in the thick of battle with defense specialist Carl, sharpshooter Marie, the brute force of Burton, and tactical expert Ai! The future is full of warfare, and our heroes each have their own reasons for joining the fight! Purchase weapon and tactical upgrades to do the most damage and help your team to victory! This game features various player modes including Mission Mode, Co-Op vs Zombies, Battle Modes like Death Match, Capture the Flag and Zombie Infection, and PVP. Developed by GNISoft, Metal Assault is returning to online gaming with much fanfare and the help of Warpportal. More information can be found at
www.PlayMetalAssault.com .

About WarpPortal
Developed by world renowned Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMORPG) publishing giant, Gravity Interactive, Inc., WarpPortal is the newest online platform for North American gamers. Users able to utilize a single login-account for multiple game access and manage their online accounts for some of the hottest online titles including Ragnarok Online, Rose Online, Requiem: Memento Mori, Ragnarok II, Dragon Saga, casual games and more. Additional highlights of the site include community forums, online support and the Gateway system-an application that provides users’ access to gaming news, community communication and music all from one online application.  More information can be found at
www.warpportal.com

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause this event’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

03/21/2016 - Payday 2 out now for SteamOS
Starbreeze AB : PAYDAY 2 for SteamOS out now - Free for existing PAYDAY 2 owners on the Steam platform

Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, today announced the release of PAYDAY 2 for the SteamOS operating system with a standard price of $19.99/€19.99. Available immediately, the update is free for all existing PAYDAY 2 owners on the Steam platform, as well as customers having previously purchased the Alienware Steam Machine. The SteamOS version of the game will additionally support the Steam Controller and SteamCloud - a feature that enables users to sync their save files between the different operating systems.

The SteamOS version of PAYDAY 2 will continuously be updated day and date with the existing Windows version of the game. PAYDAY 2 on Steam can be found here:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/218620/

First launched in 2011, PAYDAY is a cooperative first-person shooter computer and video game franchise with more than 9 million players on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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