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Disneyland The Exhibit Coming to D23 Expo

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BURBANK, Calif. – May 12, 2015 – The Walt Disney Archives today announced it will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland at D23 EXPO 2015 with an exhibit of more than 300 pieces from the park’s incredible history. “Walt Disney Archives Presents—Disneyland: The Exhibit” will be the largest display the Disney Archives has ever showcased at D23 EXPO. The event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will take place August 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The 12,000-square-foot exhibit, which will be located on the Expo show floor for the first time, will include themed areas that honor the park’s history, attractions, parades, and entertainment over the past six decades, including the construction of Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mickey Mouse Club at Disneyland, Club 33, and collectible merchandise, as well as the park’s iconic lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, Frontierland, New Orleans Square, Tomorrowland, and Critter Country/Bear Country. Each area will contain items from Disneyland’s past, including attraction vehicles, costumes, props, and even Audio-Animatronics® figures.

Among the more-than-300 items on exhibit, guests will be able to see Ticket No. 1, purchased by Roy O. Disney on July 18, 1955, the first day the park was open to the general public. Guests will see many pieces shown by the Archives for the first time, including early surveying equipment from the 1950s used in the construction of Disneyland, a prototype vehicle for the beloved Alice in Wonderland attraction, dancing­monkey costumes used in the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic!, an early Autopia car, original artwork from Mickey Mouse Club Circus, the Abominable Snowman from the Matterhorn Bobsleds, which was replaced during the attraction’s recent enhancement, and an original pitch book full of colorful artwork that was used to sell Disneyland to prospective sponsors on the East Coast.

Tickets for D23 EXPO 2015 are available at a discounted price for a limited time. Through June 30, 2015, tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $48 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $58 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $188 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for D23 Members and general admission, visit D23EXPO.com.

RIDE Demo Released

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SAN JOSE, Calif., (May 11, 2015) — BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and developer Milestone s.r.l., have announced that a downloadable demo for RIDE, the complete motorcycle racing simulator, are available on the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC today, with the full retail release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and digital download on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and PC (Steam) coming soon.

The downloadable demo of the game includes the Quick Race game mode and the Sierra Nevada track as well as 3 bikes in the Naked Heavyweight, Superbike and Supersport categories. Players will even get a small sampling of the robust customizable elements that make RIDE a complete motorcycle racing simulator.

From the grease of the garage to the sight of burning rubber on the racetrack, RIDE offers motorcycle enthusiasts and gamers alike a complete racing experience as players take on four different categories of racing – more than 100 Superbikes, Supersports, Naked, and Historical bikes. The title offers extensive vehicle and rider customization, presenting gamers with a vast array of options to keep gameplay fresh and exhilarating through a huge selection of circuits that range from city, country, and historic tracks from the world of motorcycling.

For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. game titles and products, please visit http://bandainamcogames.com.

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King’s Quest Voice Cast Trailer

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May 11, 2015 — Sierra™ today released a new developer diary for its upcoming adventure game, King’s Quest™. Titled “Voicing a Modern Classic,” this video reveals the headlining talent at the heart of bringing to life The Odd Gentlemen’s bold reimagining of one of gaming’s most memorable franchises.

Christopher Lloyd is a veteran of cinema and television known worldwide for his performances in films like Back to the Future, The Addams Family and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, as well as TV’s Taxi. He will star as the elder King Graham in King’s Quest.

Playing the young Sir Graham, Josh Keaton is a TV, video game and film actor who starred as Peter Parker in the critically acclaimed The Spectacular Spider-Man animated TV series and Valerian Mengsk in the StarCraft II series.

Playing King Graham’s inquisitive granddaughter, Gwendolyn, Maggie Elizabeth Jones is an up-and-coming young actress best-known for her work in We Bought a Zoo and TV’s Ben and Kate.

They will be joined by a thrilling vocal cast that includes Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, Toy Story), Tom Kenny (Adventure Time,SpongeBob SquarePants) and Zelda Williams (The Legend of Korra) along with Michael Benyaer, Loretta Devine, Gideon Emery, Jean Gilpin, Michael Gough, Andy Pessoa, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kath Soucie, Fred Tatasciore, Richard White and Michael-Leon Wooley.

The new King’s Quest unfolds as an aged King Graham looks back on his greatest journeys with his granddaughter, sharing the untold tales of his youth for players to experience firsthand. The game will feature the same exciting blend of exploration, puzzles and wit fans of the series grew up with.

The first chapter of King’s Quest is expected to arrive later this year as a digital download on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. For more information, please visit www.sierra.com, and follow Sierra on Facebook and Twitter.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1 Million Pre-Orders

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May 11, 2015 — CD PROJEKT RED, creators of the critically acclaimed Witcher series of games, announce that worldwide pre-orders for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have exceeded 1 million!

“We’ve crossed the 1 million pre-order milestone and it’s all thanks to you guys! We would like to thank all the gamers for their trust and support,” said Marcin Iwiński, co-founder, CD PROJEKT RED. “This is the last stretch and we’re pushing hard — over the last two weeks, we’ve increased performance on all platforms and started working full speed on the expansions, Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine,” concludes Iwiński.

Garnering over 200 prestigious awards before launch, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is CD PROJEKT RED’s most ambitious endeavour up to date. Set within a truly open world, the game puts you in the role of a wandering bounty hunter and monster slayer, Geralt of Rivia. In The Witcher, you take on the greatest contract of your life — tracking down the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world. The game will receive 16 entirely free DLCs that will be available for every gamer owning a copy of Wild Hunt. The DLCs will be released in pairs on a weekly basis, starting from May 20th.

The game is scheduled to launch May 19th, 2015, on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and PlayStation®4. Visit www.thewitcher.com for more information about the game and pre-order availability worldwide

Farming Simulator 15 Console Version Multiplayer Trailer

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May 7, 2015 — Farming Simulator 15 releases in two weeks on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360! Today’s video is dedicated to the online cooperative multiplayer mode on PS4 and Xbox One, a first for Farming Simulator on consoles!

Players will finally be able to live the full “Farming experience”, the same one that has already enticed on PC over one million players with its latest version: all its content, its activities, its vehicles and, on PS4 and Xbox One, the online cooperative multiplayer mode! Inviting other players in your game opens many opportunities for developing your farm: increase your productivity by sharing tasks or cooperating on bigger tasks and develop your farm faster thanks to their help!

Some activities can be more efficiently executed using several vehicles simultaneously. One player driving a tractor equipped with a trailer-container can follow another player driving a combine-harvester and then receive in real-time the crops freshly harvested, so the harvester doesn’t need to regularly interrupt his job to clear out its container.

Grab your controllers, because Farming Simulator 15 is scheduled for release on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® on May 19!

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Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star Release Date

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BURLINGAME, Calif.May 6, 2015 – KOEI TECMO America is excited to announce the upcoming release of Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star for the PlayStation® Vita, set to launch in North America on July 2, 2015. This turn-based ‘7-Dimension’ RPG is a remake of Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, updated with new costumes, new “purification” partners, and some DLC available in the previous version pre-loaded on this game.

Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star is a fantasy, sci-fi, ‘7-Dimension’ RPG that takes place in a world where music and song can create magic. It tells the compelling story of a civilization that lost their planet and has been roaming the edge of space for 2000 years in search of a new home. The player follows two sets of characters: Delta and Casty, whose goal is to protect humanity and save the world, and Ion and Earthes, who are trying to find Ion a way home to Earth. The player can change between both pairs and discover a way to combine their storylines and strengths to eventually solve the mystery that shrouds their on-going struggles.

Ar nosurge Plus Updates:

– New Costumes

  • New costumes for the four main characters (Delta, Earthes, Casty, and Ion)
  • Beat the game to unlock even more costumes for the above four characters
  • New “Purification” costumes for the additional characters

-New “Purification” Partners

  • Sarly, Nelo, and Shurelia can be selected as conversation partners during Purification.

-DLC Addition

  • Some DLC available from the previous version comes pre-loaded!

-Updates and Balancing

  • Full featured tutorial
  • Synthesis Shop Events viewable from men

Developed by GUST and published by KOEI TECMO America in North America, Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star will be available for digital download on the PlayStation®Vita on July 2, 2015 for $39.99. This game has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

For the latest KOEI TECMO America news follow us on www.facebook.com/koeitecmous or @KoeiTecmoUS or visit the official website at: www.koeitecmoamerica.com.

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Plugged Story Details Revealed

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May 6th 2015, London, United Kingdom — Every man is the architect of his own fortune and we all have just one life to live. But what if it was actually possible to relive your live many times and in many ways, so you could see where different choices take you? Endtimes Studio offers you the opportunity to experience that in their upcoming Plugged game. As long as you support them that is.

To check yourself what’s the support needed for, download Plugged demo HERE and enjoy the gameplay trailer here:

Endtimes Studio – the team behind the game, are after the first week of their Kickstarter campaign set for 20,000 GBP of the initial goal. Gamers can support their efforts by visiting the campaign page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endtimes-studio/plugged

And it’s worth to do so, to give developers a chance to tell not one, not two, but many different stories, all closed in one adventure game. One of those stories starts with: Once upon a time…

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Once upon a time there was a man who had the last chance to go through all the choices he had made in life. He was given a very unique opportunity to be every possible version of himself that he could have been, if only… If only he had made a different choice on every turn in his life. Starting with the first big twist years back.

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It was just another ordinary day. No different from any other in his adult, orderly life. He woke up and spotted two text messages on his phone. One was from his wife, reminding him that he had an important job interview that day. The other was from his high school love – Kate, who was back in town and asked him if they could catch up. Knowing that Kate hasn’t brought him anything but trouble before, he decided to ignore her and just go to that meeting at Moneygrabber B&C. He got his best suit on, grabbed his briefcase and left for the interview…

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This is how the story in Plugged – a game where every choice matters and leads you to different paths, events and endings, takes off. But what’s unusual is that not only the story told in the latest Plugged campaign update can be completely different, depending on choices you make throughout the game, but also you can always go back in the storyline and make different decisions to see what consequences you’ll face.

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Interested how the story told above ends? Read it all under the link below. Be aware though that there are spoilers ahead! You have been warned. 😉

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endtimes-studio/plugged/posts/1217781

On paper Plugged plays like a regular, old-school point-and-click adventure game, but the addition of 3D environment allows you to immerse in the game on a greater level. One of the key features of Plugged is Oculus Rift full support, which allows you to use your own eyes and head movement to solve puzzles. However, the game doesn’t require one to be played. It works just as good on regular monitors.

The 3D environment is fully interactive allowing you to look at objects, examine them closely, use or even smash them. In the end smashing some glasses is always a good way of letting some steam off when you’re stuck on a puzzle. Or you can simply go back, make a different choice and try again. Nothing’s impossible in the surreal world of Plugged.

PLUGGED MAIN FEATURES

  • Classic point and click adventure puzzles.
  • The story that allows you to (re)live key points in your life.
  • Decision-based narrative that leads to many different paths and endings.
  • Best played on Oculus Rift (but playable without one too).
  • A unique mash-up of ‘50s pin-up visual style with multiple pop-culture references.

More information about Plugged can be found on the game’s official website: http://www.pluggedthegame.com, Facebook, Steam Greenlight and Endtimes Studio Twitter.