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

Monday, 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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ESA Releases 2013 Report

Thursday, 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.”

 

More “Borderlands” On The Way

Wednesday, 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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Call of Duty: Ghosts “Devastation” DLC

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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“Murdered: Soul Suspect” Set for June

Tuesday, 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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PlayStation 4 Surges Beyond 6 Million

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Who would have thought that finally releasing in Japan could have bolstered the number of PlayStation 4′s sold?

Tokyo, March 4, 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 6.0 million units*1 globally as of March 2, 2014 (JST). This also includes the 370,000 units sold through in Japan since its launch on February 22.

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“Earth Defense Force 2025″ Infests Retail

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

LOS ANGELES – February 18, 2014 – Just when you thought the battle was over, the mayhem continues in Earth Defense Force 2025, now available in North America from D3Publisher (D3P) for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for the suggested retail price of $49.95. The first of three mission packs (Special Ops Mission Pack) is also available starting today as downloadable content (DLC) for $2.99. Players can earn this mission pack for free (through February 24th) by visiting the Earth Defense Force (EDF) Facebook page and taking part in sharing a special EDF newscast (details here – www.facebook.com/EarthDefenseForce).

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Irrational Games Rationalized; Layoffs Abound

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Ken Levine
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Ken Levine, founder of Irrational Games (recently of BioShock Infinite fame), made a somewhat startling announcement today regarding the studio:

When Jon Chey, Rob Fermier and I founded Irrational Games seventeen years ago, our mission was to make visually unique worlds and populate them with singular characters.

We built Rapture and Columbia, the Von Braun and The Rickenbacker, the Freedom Fortress and some of the nastiest basements a SWAT team ever set foot into. We created Booker and Elizabeth, the Big Daddy and the Little Sister, MidWives and ManBot. In that time, Irrational has grown larger and more successful than we could have conceived when we began our three-person studio in a living room in Cambridge, MA. It’s been the defining project of my professional life.

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“GTA Online” Serves Up a Massacre

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Rockstar has announced another free update with a nod to Valentine’s Day:

NEW WEAPON: GUSENBERG SWEEPER
Nothing says “I love you” quite like the warm wooden grip and cold steel barrel of a Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun. Get it from any Ammu-Nation location in GTA Online (in Story Mode, the Sweeper is automatically deposited into each character’s weapon inventory with two full clips and additional ammo can be purchased at Ammu-Nation).
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Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey Comes to “Disney Infinity”

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

 

The highly anticipated figure, Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey, is the latest character to join the wildly successful Disney Infinity video game franchise. Starting this Sunday, February 9, Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey will be available at retail stores nationwide for an MSRP of $12.99.

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SEGA Announces Plans for Sonic the Hedgehog

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (February 6, 2014) – For more than two decades Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons, with over 70 video game titles, four animated series, and an extensive global merchandising line to his name. This year SEGA® is excited to introduce a new branch of the Sonic universe, entitled Sonic Boom™, that will debut a new look for Sonic and friends and launch their first-ever CG animated television series, new video games for the Wii U™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and a new toy line. The creative driving forces behind these projects are working together with SEGA to kick-start a global campaign for Sonic Boom™ that will excite and engage new and existing fans across a variety of platforms.

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PlayStation 4 Finally Arrives

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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The wait for Sony’s latest console is at an end:

TOKYO, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today launched PlayStation 4 (PS4), a system built for gamers and inspired by developers. The PS4 system is now available in the United States and Canada at a suggested retail price of USD $399 and CAD $399, arriving with a lineup of over 20 first- and third-party games, including exclusive titles like Knack and Killzone: Shadow Fall. In total, the PS4 system will have a library of over 30 games by the end of the year.

“Today’s launch of PS4 represents a milestone for all of us at PlayStation, our partners in the industry, and, most importantly, all of the PlayStation fans who live and breathe gaming every day,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “With unprecedented power, deep social capabilities, and unique second screen features, PS4 demonstrates our unwavering commitment to delivering phenomenal play experiences that will shape the world of games for years to come.”

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“How to Survive” Arrives

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – October 23 , 2013 – 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, today announced the availability of How to Survive, a third-person action adventure game that tests players’ ability to stay alive in a world where the outbreak of an unknown virus has turned most of the population into ravenous zombies. How to Survive is available on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC via Steam by Valve® Corporation.

In order to make it through the day and night, gamers must learn to fulfill their most basic needs such as seeking food, water and shelter, as well as finding an incredible variety of items to combine into dozens of handmade tools and weapons – scrap metal, tubes, bolts, fertilizer, tires, harpoons, and empty bottles are just some of the many items scattered about, but how you use them determines whether you wind up dead, alive or undead.
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“Batman: Arkham Origins” Launch Trailer

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

“BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode One” SPOILERS

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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Irrational Games has posted the first 5 minutes of gameplay of the upcoming BioShock Infinite DLC, Burial at Sea – Episode One, to their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/IrrationalGames

However if you’d like to live with some ignorance — it can be a good thing for games, honest — then just look at the screenshot above and know that you’re headed back to Rapture, the setting of the first two BioShock games.