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“Skylanders: Trap Team” Events for San Diego Comic-Con

July 21st, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – July 21, 2014 – For the first time, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), brings Skylanders®, the world’s leading Toys-to-Life™ video game franchise(1), to Comic-Con International: San Diego. Starting Thursday, July 24, fans descending upon San Diego Comic-Con will be among the first in the world to get a look into the Skylanders universe, including new toys, and hands-on Skylanders Trap Team gameplay, with more news to come. Attendees will be the first consumers to check out the new Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition Starter Pack toys and will be able to pre-order the Starter Pack at the Skylanders booth (#303). North American fans who can’t wait for the convention to start can pre-order the Skylanders Trap Team Dark Edition Starter Pack beginning today at major retailers while supplies last.

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“Broken Sword 5″ Now Available for PSVita

May 6th, 2014

News from Revolution Software today:

PlayStation Vita owners looking for a cerebral yet action-packed adventure to enjoy can today begin rejoicing as award-winning Revolution Software have released in the US the first episode of their most ambitious Broken Sword title to date.

Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse: Episode One is now available from the PlayStation store, priced at $16.99.
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PlayStation Vita Ready for Bikini Season

May 6th, 2014

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May 6, 2014 – The PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system gets a makeover, as a new slimmer, lighter model is now available at retailers across North America. The system launches in black as part of the Borderlands 2 Limited Edition PlayStation®Vita Bundle, which includes the first-person role-playing shooter hit Borderlands  2 with six DLC packs and an 8GB PS Vita memory card, all for $199.99 (MSRP).
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ESA Releases 2013 Report

May 1st, 2014

Ever wonder what the Entertainment Software Association gets up to? Well, take some time to check their recently released 2013 Report:

http://www.theesa.com/about/annualreports.asp

Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite:

“Through September 2013, ESA secured google’s removal of more than 1.5 million links to infringing games from its search results, a 1,200 percent increase over the number of links google removed in 2012. ESA also identified and requested that host sites remove more than 3.7 million URLs used to facilitate instant downloads of infringing copies of ESA members’ games.”

 

“Mario Golf: World Tour” and “Kirby: Triple Deluxe” Now Available

May 1st, 2014

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 1, 2014 – When you see two round objects rolling your way, don’t be alarmed: They’re probably just a harmless golf ball and a familiar pink puffball. On May 2, the Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe games are launching in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. It’s a double dose of Nintendo! Both games are the next installments in their respective franchises and the first of their series on Nintendo 3DS. Both games also feature some of the most loved and iconic characters in the Nintendo universe. And, best of all, both games are ridiculously fun.

“May 2 is going to be an outstanding day for Nintendo 3DS owners,” said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “Mario Golf: World Tour and Kirby: Triple Deluxe add two exclusive Nintendo experiences to the already-incredible library of software found only on Nintendo 3DS.”

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“Tony Hawk’s Shred Session” Arriving This Summer

May 1st, 2014

Minneapolis, MN – May 1, 2014 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) and Tony Hawk today announced Tony Hawk’s Shred Session, a brand new title developed natively for smartphones and tablets by UK studio Big Bit. Currently planned to release this summer, Tony Hawk’s Shred Session will see players swiping the screens of their respective Apple and Android devices with a single finger to perform trick combos as they skate through levels as a top pro. These simple, intuitive touchscreen controls make pulling off tricks easy and fun, while leveling-up and unlocking more advanced tricks will give longtime fans the depth and complexity they expect in a Tony Hawk game.

“I‘m stoked that Activision shares my vision for an original skateboarding game on mobile,” said Tony Hawk. “It’s exciting to evolve with new technologies, and Shred Session is a whole new direction.”
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More “Borderlands” On The Way

April 9th, 2014

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New York, NY – April 9, 2014 – 2K and Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, an all-new standalone Borderlands game set in-between the award-winning Borderlands and Borderlands 2, is currently in co-development by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available worldwide in fall 2014 on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.

“Borderlands is one of 2K’s premiere franchises, and Borderlands 2 is the highest-selling title in the history of our company,” said Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K. “Fans are clamoring for an all-new, triple-A Borderlands experience, and we will deliver just that with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.”
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“Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure” Launch Trailer

April 8th, 2014

APRIL 22, 2014!

Call of Duty: Ghosts “Devastation” DLC

March 31st, 2014

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“Age of Wonders 3″ Arrives

March 31st, 2014

DELFT, the Netherlands, March 31, 2014 – Triumph Studios, the team behind the successful Overlord and Age of Wonders series, announced today that Age of Wonders 3 is now available on Steam, GoG and retail in select territories with a recommended price of $39.99 (local prices may vary)

The third Age of Wonders title revives the classic fantasy strategy gameplay of the original, where kings, queens, and dark lords battle for the spoils of an ancient paradise. This iteration adds RPG-inspired classes and specialization, letting rulers craft empires of their own design and craft their own unique strategies and play styles.

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MOBA “Prime World” Now Available (PC)

March 31st, 2014

March 31, 2014 – Nival, the developer of world renowned strategy games, has announced that its award-winning MOBA, Prime World, is now available globally at http://en.playpw.com/, Steam, Amazon and Aeria. Prime World, enjoyed by 7 million players around the world, originally entered open beta in the fall of 2013 in English speaking territories. The game has seen many improvements and updates throughout the beta period, which players can now enjoy in its worldwide release. In addition to the English version, Nival just released versions in French and German, as well. Sprechen sie deutsch? To celebrate, Prime World players get over a week of double resource rates, so join the fun now to get this sweet bonus!

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“Gauntlet” Returns Summer 2014

March 17th, 2014

BURBANK, Calif. – March 17, 2014 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Gauntlet, a completely modernized action RPG version of the celebrated dungeon crawler, will be available this summer via Steam for PC, offering full support for SteamOS and the upcoming Steam Machines shipping the second half of this year. The game will lead the launch of WB Games Vault, a direct-to-digital portfolio that will deliver paid games based on popular Warner Bros. and Midway brands, plus original IP, across multiple digital networks.

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“Murdered: Soul Suspect” Set for June

March 4th, 2014

LOS ANGELES (March. 4th, 2014) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas today confirmed supernatural detective thriller Murdered: Soul Suspect will go on sale in North America June 3rd, 2014. Outside of the Americas, Murdered: Soul Suspect will go on sale June 6th, 2014.

Square Enix also announced US customers who preorder Murdered: Soul Suspect from select retailers* will receive an interactive digital strategy map. The map, accessible via computer or tablet, will help players unearth all of Salem’s secrets, including the location of hundreds of in-game items including quest givers, collectibles, and Easter Eggs.

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“Blackguards” DLC Released

March 4th, 2014

Hamburg, March 4, 2014 – Available now, Untold Legends is the first DLC for Blackguards, and features a new story of conflict and vengeance that sends players into the traumatic past of the former gladiator, Takate. Additionally a new teaser highlights the latest features:

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“Project Spark” Beta Now Available on Xbox One

March 4th, 2014

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Microsoft and Team Dakota today extend the “Project Spark” Beta Program onto Xbox One, enabling more fans and creators to have a direct impact on the final build.

Since the “Project Spark” Beta released on Windows 8.1 devices in December 2013, more than 250,000 fans signed up – with hundreds of new requests daily – taking advantage of the game’s revolutionary toolset to create custom adventures and unique worlds such as “Pinball Raid!,” “Blaze Jumper,” and “Colour.”

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