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Friday, April 8, 2016

04/07/2016 - League of Angels II Launches today in North America
Angels Descend: League of Angels II Launches today in North America

SHANGHAI-Following the recent success of the Closed and Open Beta events, GTArcade is excited to announce the official launch of the highly anticipated MMORPG League of Angels II (LoA2) in North America today. A variety of rewarding activities will welcome players into the game, and a new server will be brought online eac to provide a smoother experience for all eager players.
Closed Beta Surpassing Expectations   

The enthusiasm of the Closed Beta players greatly surpassed all expectations. As a result, a second server had to be added to meet the overwhelming demand. Meanwhile, over 800 threads sprang up on the official forums with invaluable player feedback. By April 5th, over 22,000 players had joined the platform.

Beautiful 3D Fantasy World

With world-class artists and designers who designed for Legend of the Cryptids, Galaxy Saga, and the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, the fantasy world of League of Angels II is uniquely beautiful, where the struggle between light and darkness is brought into life. With an advanced 3D game engine and beautiful animations, the spectacular visual experience in
LoA2 will definitely delight fans and newcomers alike.
Evolved Game play

League of Angels II uses a highly refined turn-based combat system that combines in-depth strategy with an active skill system which relies on precise timing to unleash devastating, full-screen attacks. The character and equipment progression systems are easy to understand and players can quickly start building their team of epic Heroes. With over 60 unique Heroes and Angels to choose from, there will be no shortage of customization options. In addition, the game features a huge variety of game modes such as Dungeons, Trials, and Arenas that provide endless activities to experience. No matter you are a hardcore PvPer or just prefer some dungeon crawling, the game always has something for everyone.

Next Generation of Browser Games

League of Angels II is the next flagship title in GTArcade’s original League of Angels franchise. The previous two League of Angels titles have both achieved worldwide success. The first LoA is still played in over 150 countries and has received numerous awards such as Facebook’s Best New Game in 2014 and MMOsite’s Best Browser Game in 2015. LoA - Fire Raiders was named Best Mobile RPG in 2015 and has topped mobile charts all around the world.

In development for 2 years, League of Angels II has been designed to push the limits of next-gen browser games. The game sends out a clear message to players around the globe: The Angels Have Transcended. North America is the first stop in League of Angels II’s global journey, but far from the last! More regional launches will follow shortly. Please stay tuned for exciting news.

Official Site:

Forum: http://community.gtarcade.com/forum.php?gid=3014

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/LeagueOfAngels2

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

04/07/2016 - Hanako Games announces A Little Lily Princess
Hanako Games announces A Little Lily Princess

Hanako Games, developers of titles such as Black Closet and Long Live the Queen, is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a new visual novel: A Little Lily Princess.

Developed under the Hanabira label, this is a light yuri adaptation of the classic British novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which has previously been adapted into Hollywood movies and even an anime series: A Little Princess Sara.

Sara Crewe is the young and pampered daughter of a wealthy British officer stationed in India. As was traditional for her class and time period, she is sent back alone to England to attend boarding school, arriving at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Girls. There she must learn English customs to fit in and make friends with her classmates. Sara relies on her love of books and fairy tales to give her strength and help her deal with the injustices she encounters. But when tragedy strikes, will beautiful dreams and the love of her friends be enough to see her through?

This is a yuri game, focusing on the loving relationships between girls. "It's remarkable how much of this content exists in the original text," says Georgina Bensley, director of Hanako Games. "Modern adaptations usually tone it down, removing all the kissing and hugging and declarations of love. We're simply pushing the balance in the opposite direction, allowing romantic friendships to blossom into romance." 

A Little Lily Princess features six possible relationships for Sara, ranging from a more familial bond to passionate kisses and promises. The player must manage Sara's schedule and build her resources in order to unlock new scenes with all the available characters. All scenes remain age-appropriate for the young teenage students of Miss Minchin's. 

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

04/06/2016 - AVGL and Call of Duty Partner for Collegiate eSports League
AVGL and Call of Duty®: Black Ops III partner for a collegiate eSports league with a $5000 scholarship pool up for grabs.

BOSTON, Mass. - College gamers can compete for a chance at a $5,000 scholarship pool this April thanks to a partnership between the American Video Game League (AVGL) and Call of Duty® to introduce a two week long Call of Duty®: Black Ops III eSports competition. Any team with members over the age of 18 can join the tournament for no fee, additional limitations may apply.

“We are excited to partner with Call of Duty to present a unique college league that will not only help students connect with other players, but also have a chance to win much-needed college funds and develop their gaming skills even further,” said Victor Suski, CEO.

Running April 19th to May 1st, the online league will be played exclusively on PlayStation® 4 and will feature students battling it out in a round-robin format during the regular season leading to a final championship where the winners will be crowned. The final championship is a double elimination bracket with the top eight teams from the regular season participating.

To catch a glimpse of the action, tune in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 9 p.m. EST on Twitch.tv/AVGL.

The league itself will be based on four-player teams. Teammates can be found by game and school filters on avglcollege.org. Team registration will take place on the website. The league is open to North American college students, including the United States and Canada. Students must register by April 17th with an .edu email address to participate. Visit AVGLcollege.org for additional information.

American Video Game League
The AVGL is a competitive eSports league that was created in early 2015 to fill the gap between professional and aspiring eSport players. They host open tournaments at their LAN eSports venue in the Boston area throughout the year. The collegiate league offers competition for many of the top eSports titles and broadcasts matches throughout the week.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

04/05/4016 - Black Desert Online Sells 400K in First Month
Black Desert Online Sells 400,000 Copies in its First Month

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - April 5, 2016 - Daum Games today announced that Black Desert Online has sold 400.000 copies in its first month on the European and North American markets. Black Desert Online is expected to become one of Korea's most successful games in the West as it is drawing exceptionally favorable early responses with its new player base.

"Considering the upward trend, I expect that the game will achieve over one million sales this year. What’s impressive is these figures far exceed those in the domestic market," Daum Games Europe CEO Min Kim said in an interview in Seoul, last Wednesday.

Daum Games attributes much of the success to adopting a premium business model for Western audiences as opposed to the free-to-play model used in Korea. After purchasing the game once, players have access to all content updates for free as they become available. Daum Games is planning to catch up on the Korean service by delivering near-monthly content updates for European and North American players to enjoy.

Furthermore, Black Desert Online’s cash shop is also performing extremely well. "A game with a buy-to-play business model normally has a much lower conversion rate for paid in-game items compared to free-to-play games," explains Kim. "But Black Desert Online is recording a much higher pay ratio than the average 11 percent normally seen in free-to-play games."

Black Desert Online now boasts an average of 100.000 concurrent users.

Daum Games Europe B.V. is a leading online games publisher. Founded in 2015, Daum Games is currently focussed on bringing the highly anticipated MMORPG Black Desert Online to North American and European markets. Daum Games Europe is headquartered in Amstelveen, The Netherlands.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

04/04/2016 - Gumball Drift for HTC Vive Launch Announcement!
Gumball Drift for HTC Vive Launch Announcement!

Austin-based VR studio Ghost Machine has announced that their latest game title, "Gumball Drift" will be available for the HTC Vive VR platform at this weeks' launch on April 5.

The game available tomorrow from the digital download service
steam and the studio webpage features a miniature racing league that can be played seated, or at room scale on the HTC Vive, will be the first official release from the studio on the new VR platform. 

"I'm really excited that we are able to be part of such a well orchestrated and amazing launch of such a ground breaking product as the HTC/Valve Vive." commented Neal Nellans, CEO of Ghost Machine. "It's been a pleasure to work with the great partners at HTC and Valve, and we are looking forward building many more games for their platform.", added Nellans. 

The game, which features both single player and multiplayer modes, allows players to control race cars in a miniature environment against one another. Using this unique perspective, Ghost Machine was able to eliminate all of the motion sickness usually associated with Virtual Reality. "With 10 different racing environments and 3 different difficulties, I expect players to be immersed in the game for longer periods of time and comfort was a primary focus.", Nellans mentioned. 

HTC Vive is an upcoming virtual reality headset being developed by HTC and Valve Corporation. This headset is designed to utilize "room scale" technology to turn a room into 3D space via sensors, with the virtual world allowing the user to navigate naturally, with the ability to walk around and use motion tracked handheld controllers to vividly manipulate objects, interact with precision, communicate and experience immersive environments

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