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“Batman: Arkham Origins” Season Pass Details

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

batman-arkham-origins-season-passWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Origins, this fall’s highly-anticipated installment to the best-selling Batman Arkham videogame franchise. The Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass (for PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U system or PC) will be available at launch for $19.99 ($30 value) and grants purchasers access to five of the game’s upcoming downloadable content packs, one of which includes two exclusive skins.

Players who purchase or pre-order the pass will gain access to the following content:

  • Gotham by Gaslight Batman Skin and Brightest Day Batman Skin
  • New Millennium Skins Pack
  • Infinite Earths Skins Pack
  • Arkham Origins Initiation: Play as Bruce Wayne before he became Batman™, and face his final test to prove himself worthy to his greatest teacher, Kirigi.
  • An all-new story campaign

Apocalypse DLC Pack Now Available for “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Word from Treyarch and Activision:

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Today, the epic season of Downloadable Content (DLC) culminates with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse for PlayStation®3 and PC fans. The fourth and finalDLC Pack from Activision and its award-winning studio Treyarch lets players dig into four thrilling and diverse multiplayer maps, as well as Origins – the all-new, wildly creative Zombies experience that reunites players with the original heroes from Call of Duty®: World at War, and closes this chapter of the Zombies story arch for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse multiplayer maps include:

  • Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70′s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge. (more…)

Grand Theft Auto V at the New York Film Festival

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

While the “New York Film Festival Convergence Program” sounds slightly sinister, it’s cool that GTA V is part of the program in the first place:

We’re honored to have Grand Theft Auto V participate as an official selection for this year’s New York Film Festival Convergence Program. As part of the celebration, we’ll be hosting a pair of official panel discussions at the festival, along with a special concert featuring the composers of the game’s dynamic score.

The first panel takes place on Sunday, September 29th at 3:30 PM at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) and will focus on the storytelling and development of GTAV – topics will include the unique process for creating a piece of interactive entertainment, how three playable characters allows for a different type of storytelling and how we created the living, breathing world of Los Santos and Blaine County. The panel will be moderated by Adam Sessler and include select members of the Rockstar Games team.
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“AquaPazzaz” Coming November 19 (PS3)

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

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IRVINE, Calif. Sept. 10, 2013 The 2-D anime-style fighting game AquaPazza will finally be available for purchase on Nov. 19. Be prepared to fight to the last breath with unforgiving, non-stop combat, which features stunning combos, vicious chain attacks, and devastating partner matchups that can change the outcome of a fight. AquaPazza’s visually stunning animation and high adrenaline, tournament-gradeaction will challenge veteran fighting game aficionados and newcomers alike thanks to a variety of game modes. AquaPazza is a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and will be available in stores and on the PlayStation Network for just $29.99.

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“NHL 14″ Now Available

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., – Sept. 10, 2013 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that the award-winning, EA SPORTSTM NHL®14 is now available at retail stores throughout North America on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. Fans around the globe played nearly 4 million games in the NHL 14 demo. EGM scored NHL 14 a 9.5/10 and labeled it “an all-time great,” while IGN asserted that the game is “the most authentic hockey experience ever.” Canadian newspapers, The National Post and The Globe & Mail also scored NHL 14 a 9.5/10 and 9/10 respectively, with the former hailing the game as “the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be (until next year).”

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“Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate” Now Available (360, PS3)

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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BURLINGAME, Calif. – SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 – TECMO KOEI America announced today that DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE is now available in North America for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (for $39.99US). Ever committed to creating the best in fighting entertainment, Team NINJA delivers the definitive DEAD OR ALIVE 5 package brimming with an immense bounty of features aimed at both novice and expert fighters alike.
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Official Trailer for “Grand Theft Auto V”

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

More “Metro: Last Light” DLC Imminent

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Larkspur, Calif., August 29, 2013 — Deep Silver today announced that the Tower Pack, the second piece of DLC content for 4A Games’ critically acclaimed Metro: Last Light, will be available worldwide on Steam and the Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft on September 3rd, and will hit the PlayStation Network on September 3rd in North America and September 4th in Europe and the rest of the world.

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“Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition” Set for October Release

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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New York, NY – August 28, 2013 – 2K and Gearbox Software today announced that the Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition will be available on all platforms in North America on October 8, 2013 and internationally on October 11, 2013, in celebration of the success of Borderlands® 2. With the Borderlands 2 Season Pass now complete, this is the perfect opportunity to get all of its content as well as the base game, Premiere Club content, and more in one mayhem-filled package.
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“Ralph Baer’s Brown Box” Console Comes to Canada

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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August 27, 2013, Brantford, ON. – It is generally accepted that Ralph H. Baer is the “Father of Video Games” and that his hand-built prototype from 1967 paved the way for the modern video game. Dubbed “The Brown Box”, the console from 46 years ago still contains primary features found on modern consoles including programmable games and multiplayer. Now, for the first time in Canada, the hand-built prototype will make a single-day stop at Brantford, Ontario’s “Personal Computer Museum” which, fittingly, is also home to Canada’s top video game collector* with the largest known collection of video games in the country.

On Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM the museum will be open. Admission is free, and the museum is part of the larger initiative “Doors Open Brant” that day. For those interested in actually playing the Brown Box, separate tickets are available for a cost of $5 each for 5 minutes of play. All proceeds go to the museum. Players will be able to get their picture taken with the machine as well.

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“Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2″ Set for February 2014

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – August 21, 2013 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced during gamescom, in Cologne, Germany, that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be released on February 25, 2014 in North and South America for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 marks the conclusion of KONAMI and MercurySteam’s celebrated Castlevania: Lords of Shadow story with an epic tale of evil and redemption. Following extensive consultation with Castlevania’s enviable fan base, the sequel expands upon its predecessor with a new storyline, villains, visuals and additional features, providing a more extensive open world and immersive experience.

Taking place in modern day, in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 players assume the role of a weakened Dracula, who’s been resurrected by an old ally in exchange for his help in defeating a powerful threat as old as time itself – Satan. Satan’s returned to the world to bring about the apocalypse and settle an old score for his defeat years ago.
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Techland’s New Studio in Vancouver, BC

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Direct from the official press release, some good news for the game development scene in Vancouver:

Digital Scapes Studios is the latest foreign investment by the Polish company, which has been operating in its home territory for more than 20 years, involved primarily in the production and publishing of video games.

Up until now, titles by Techland have been created in two development studios, located in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Poland. Those studios are now joined by the new facility, located near Vancouver, Canada.

The new branch, named Digital Scapes Studios, is led by Managing Director Marcin Chady, previously longtime Technical Director of Radical Entertainment, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard. From the same source are a number of other employees of the new Techland owned Canadian studio. Team members previously contributed to titles such as two installments in the best-selling Prototype series, which was enthusiastically received by players and media alike.

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NHL 14 Demo Coming

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

nhl-14-logoAugust 14, 2013 – EA SPORTS™ announced today that the official game demo for EA SPORTS NHL 14, winner of this year’s prestigious Game Critics Award for Best Sports Game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), will be available for download in North America on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network on August 20, 2013. Powered by the best EA SPORTS technology on this generation of consoles, NHL 14 delivers hockey at its finest with big hits, real fights, unbelievable speed and skill. The NHL 14 demo will be available for download in Europe on August 20 on Xbox LIVE and August 21 on PlayStation Network.

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“Batman: Arkham Origins” Collector’s Edition Details

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today unveiled details for the Batman: Arkham Origins Collectors’ Edition. The package will be available on October 25, 2013 in limited quantities for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and has a retail price of $119.99.

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“Batman: Arkham Origins” Online Mode Confirmed

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today confirmed that Batman: Arkham Origins will ship with a mode that allows players to take the franchise’s award-winning gameplay online to play with friends and foes. The online component blends the traditional Arkham gameplay with third-person shooter mechanics and is in development by Splash Damage.

The online mode will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. The game is scheduled to launch worldwide Oct. 25, 2013.

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