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First Official Battlefield 3: End Game Screens

bf3-end-gameElectronic Arts has released some new details and the first ever screenshots from their upcoming Battlefield 3: End Game digital expansion pack, which is due out in March for Windows PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 platforms, with a week early access for PlayStation 3 Premium members.

BATTLEFIELD 3: END GAME KEY FEATURES AND INFORMATION

  • Fight all year round in four vast and breath-taking maps including Kiasar Railroad and Operation Riverside. Each location is inspired by one of the four seasons, providing distinct terrain and visuals, all designed for high speed combat
  •  Jump in the seat of three new vehicles including the fast and agile dirt bike, and two new AA vehicles
  • Return of the classic Capture the Flag and Air Superiority game modes
  • In the skies, the new dropship introduces the abilty to turn the tide with rapid deployment air drops of troop transports
  • 5 new Assignments
  • 16 new dog tags
  • 5 new Achievements/Trophies
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: DICE
  • Formats: PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, PC
  • Release: Starting in March, with a week early access for PlayStation 3 Premium members
  • Players: 2-24 (consoles), 2-64 (PC)
  • MSRP: $14.99 USD for PlayStation 3 and PC,1200 MS Points

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Konami Announces Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Launch Events

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Konami has announced several launch events in celebration of the February 19, 2013 launch of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The U.S. event will take place at the Gamestop in the Universal City Walk in Universal City, CA on February 18, 2013. Checkout the list below for more information:

United States

  • WHAT: Producers Korekado-san and Inaba-san will be available to sign autographs at GameStop. The first 150 fans will also be invited to an accompanying launch party at Hard Rock Café that evening, featuring a live performance by METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE music composer, Jamie Christopherson and orchestra.
  • WHERE: GameStop at Universal City Walk (1000 Universal Studios Blvd Universal City, CA 91608)
  • WHEN: February 18, 2013 from 8-10pm PST

Mexico

  • WHAT: Fans will have the chance to demo the game at Museum Britanico Americano. Producers Korekado-san and Inaba-san will be available for autographs.
  • WHERE: Museum Britanico Americano (#134 Colonia Centro Mexico D.F.)
  • WHEN: February 20, 2013 from 6pm-12am

Argentina

  • WHAT: Fans will have the opportunity to take METAL GEAR-themed photos, which will be printed on postcards. Producer Korekado-san will be available to sign autographs.
  • WHERE: Sony Style Cabildo (Cabildo 2070 Ciudad de Buenos Aires)
  • WHEN: February 22, 2013 from 8pm-12am

GRID 2 Teaser Trailer

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Los Angeles, Calif. – Feb. 9, 2013 – Today Codemasters® released a new GRID 2 gameplay teaser trailler, giving a snapshot of the relentless, high-impact and aggressive thrills that lie at the core of the game’s cinematic race experience. The teaser trailer also dates the release of the first extensive gameplay video, which is set to premiere on February 14.

GRID 2, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed GRID™, will race to stores across North America on May 28 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC. 

GRID 2 will challenge players to be fast, be first and be famous. Going behind the wheel of a handpicked selection of automotive icons spanning four decades, gamers will race their way to the top of a new, evolving world of motorsport. From Paris to Abu Dhabi, Chicago to the sun-kissed California coast and beyond, beautifully created city streets, licensed circuits and edge-of-control mountain roads will become home to the most visceral and exhilarating racing yet.

GRID 2 will also set new standards for a racing multiplayer experience with an entirely distinct and extensive gameplay component and unique progression system. Deep customization options and integration with RaceNet – the online community portal for Codemasters Racing games which tracks player’s races, rewards and rivals – will offer further immersion and connectivity in GRID 2’s new world of motorsport.

Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to www.gridgame.com and www.facebook.com/gridgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/gridgame.

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Wizard World NYC Experience Dates Announced

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NEW YORK, February 8, 2013 – Experience New York City, differently, as Wizard World brings together celebrities, creators, sports stars, music, exhibitors, parties and other attractions at the 2013 Wizard World New York City Experience, June 28-30.  Comics legend Stan Lee, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” icon Patrick Stewart and “The Walking Dead” trio of Norman Reedus, Michael Rooker and Jon Bernthal are the first stars scheduled to attend the extravaganza at Basketball City (Pier 36) in lower Manhattan, overlooking the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty and steps away from vibrant South Street Seaport.

“Fans will want to keep the last weekend of June open,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO.  “We have a star-studded affair planned and we are excited to launch with an early guest list, with more to follow. This show will have an all new look and feel that encompasses talented artists, unique shopping opportunities, specialty programming, sports heroes and much more.  It will be a true experience unlike any other for New York fans.”

Tickets go on sale for this exclusive event, with limited tickets available, on March 1 at www.wizardworld.com.  Additional guests, special receptions and events, start and end times and ticket prices will be announced shortly.

Wizard World NYC Experience will be the fourth of eight events on the 2013 calendar, which also currently includes shows in Portland, Ore. (Feb. 22-24), St. Louis (March 22-24), Philadelphia (May 30 – June 2), Chicago (Aug. 8-11), Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 20-22), Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 18-20) and Austin, Texas (Nov. 22-24).  Wizard World has also scheduled its next New Orleans date (Feb. 7-9, 2014).

Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, music, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

GameSpot to Stream EA Sports Challenge Series Finals

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2013 – GameSpot, the #1 gaming information destination, today announced it will offer exclusive live-stream coverage of the EA SPORTS™ Challenge Series finals exclusively on PS3™, powered by Virgin Gaming, which takes place Feb. 9 at Lagasse’s Stadium in Las Vegas. Pitting the best Madden, FIFA, and NHL pro gamers from around the world in a sports video game showdown, the EA SPORTS™ Challenge Series exclusively on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) will determine the ultimate global champion with more than $1 million in prize money at stake.

GameSpot’s live coverage of the EA SPORTS™ Challenge from Lagasse’s Stadium runs from noon PT until midnight on Feb. 9 and will be available on-demand following the event.  Coverage will include dynamic match highlights and interviews with star eSports athletes and celebrities from the NHL and NFL, and more. GameSpot’s coverage of the event will air on GameSpot.com and Twitch.tv as well as the Virgin Gaming, Sony PlayStation and EA websites.

“The EA SPORTS™ Challenge Series will bring together some of the world’s best eSports athletes under one roof and GameSpot.com will cover every minute of the live action,” said David Rice, senior vice president and general manager of CBS Interactive’s games division. “We envision 2013 to be a banner year for eSports and this will be the first of several major tournaments CBS Interactive Games will bring to our massive gaming audience.” GameSpot’s live coverage of the EA SPORTS™ Challenge Series is the first in a series of high-profile international eSports competitions that the site will live stream and host this year.

“Virgin Gaming’s vision is to make competitive gaming more accessible and fun and GameSpot provides an excellent way for us to get our event to a much larger fan base,” said Billy Levy, President of Virgin Gaming.

The EA SPORTS™ Challenge Series exclusively on PS3™ kicked off with online qualifiers to determine the 640 competitors who will face off at the finals in Las Vegas. For more information on the event and to live stream please visit: www.gamespot.com/esports

Full Capcom Arcade Cabinet Game Roster

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Capcom has revealed the full list of games to be featured in its upcoming Capcom Arcade Cabinet anthology, which will begin rolling out on February 19th, 2013. The games will be released on a staggered schedule available to purchase digitally either as a series of packs or individually, allowing players to choose what they want to buy. By purchasing all 15 titles, either separately or together, players will gain access to two bonus games absolutely free.

BUNDLE PACKS/INDIVIDUAL TITLES NORTH AMERICAN SCHEDULE PRICING
Black Tiger demo February 19 (PSN)
February 20 (XBLA)
Free
GAME PACK 1
Titles: Black Tiger, Avengers, 1943: The Battle of Midway
February 19 (PSN)
February 20 (XBLA)
$4.99/400MSP
GAME PACK 2
Titles: Ghosts n Goblins, Gun.Smoke, Section Z
March 5 (PSN/XBLA) $9.99/800MSP
Avengers March 5 (PSN)* $3.99
1943: The Battle of Midway March 5 (PSN)* $3.99
GAME PACK 3
Side Arms, Legendary Wings, Trojan
March 19 (PSN/XBLA) $9.99/800MSP
Ghosts n Goblins March 19 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
Gun.Smoke March 19 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
Section Z March 19 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
GAME PACK 4
Titles: Commando, The Speed Rumbler, Exed Exes (Savage Bees)
April 2 (PSN/XBLA) $9.99/800MSP
Side Arms April 2 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
Legendary Wings April 2 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
Trojan April 2 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
GAME PACK 5
Titles: 1942, SonSon, Pirate Ship Higemaru
April 16 (PSN/XBLA) $9.99/800MSP
Commando April 16 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
The Speed Rumbler April 16 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
Exed Exes (Savage Bees) April 16 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
1942 April 30 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
SonSon April 30 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
Pirate Ship Higemaru April 30 (PSN/XBLA) $3.99/320MSP
Bonus Pack (for those who have purchased all five game packs or all 15 individual titles
Titles: Two titles (names to be confirmed)
TBC Free for those who have purchased all previously released packs or individual titles
All-in-one-pack
Titles: All 17 games
May 21 (PSN/XBLA) $29.99/2000MSP

* Not available as an individual title on XBLA

Kalypso Media Announces Anna – Extended Edition

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Ridgewood, NJ, February 07, 2013 – Kalypso Media Digital is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Anna – Extended Edition for PC and Mac via digital download partners. To promote this impending release, we are releasing a brand new short film to set the scene for this psychological horror game.

Pricing for Anna – Extended Edition and a release date will be announced soon. Fans who have already purchased the standard version of Anna will be able to download the Extended Edition content for free when released.

Features of Anna – Extended Edition:
  • A haunting tale of psychological terror
  • Physics-based environmental puzzles
  • Three possible endings, each determined by the player’s action
  • New environments, puzzles, interface and music
  • Improved Graphics
  • New in game character: “The Wife Doll” with own AI
  • New Game Over state
 Extras included:
  • Photos of the real-world sawmill location
  • Complete soundtrack
  • Main character’s notebook in English and Italian

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World of Tanks 8.4 Update Details

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7th January, 2013 – Wargaming today announced first details of Update 8.4 for its armored MMO action game World of Tanks. The new content update will expand the roster of in-game tanks with an impressive array of new combat vehicles, including new tank destroyers for the British and Soviet nations, as well as new light tanks for the German tech tree.

The new release will allow players to get behind the controls of 10 of the finest British tank hunters, including the Universal Carrier QF 2, the most widely produced armored fighting vehicle in history, and the À39 Tortoise, a super heavy assault gun carrier designed to smash heavy fortifications and directly combat heavy enemy tanks.

“Update 8.4 will mark the second British invasion in World of Tanks, strengthening the nation’s tank choices with formidably armed tank busters,” said World of Tanks Producer Mike Zhivets. “This new line of ironclads will really showcase the ultimate evolution of the British tank destroyer design, from highly maneuverable gun carries to mammoth land cruisers.”

The Soviet tech tree will also be expanded with the massive and hard-hitting SU-100Y tank destroyer, ideal at taking on the heaviest of opponents. The German tech tree will see the introduction of three new light tanks.

Four in-game maps will be getting a visual and rendering overhaul in Update 8.4, including Steppes, Fisherman’s Bay, Ensk and Live Oaks. And, for players new to World of Tanks, the game will be updated with a brand-new tutorial covering tank controls, shooting mechanics, and basic combat tactics.

Wikipad On Sale this Spring

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LOS ANGELES, CA – February 7, 2013 — Wikipad Inc. today announced that its 7” Wikipad tablet will be available from leading retailers in spring 2013 at a launch price of $249. Wikipad combines the unrivaled gaming experience of a console with the functionality and portability of a premium tablet, thanks to its unique attachable game controller.

“We wanted to get Wikipad into our community’s hands and what we found was that the smaller 7” form factor just seemed right,’” said Fraser Townley, President of Sales, Wikipad, Inc. “The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs.”

The 7” Wikipad possesses the same powerful product specs as the previously shown and forthcoming 10” version in a form factor that is even more portable and at a price point that is even more accessible to gamers everywhere. In addition to the new compact form factor, refinements have been made to the dual-analog stick controller to ensure lightning-fast response times and the best gaming experience possible.

Wikipad also announced the relaunch of its website that now includes a comprehensive support page that has dynamic links to social networks and technical forums.

Wikipad – Built for Gaming
The Wikipad is the only tablet to possess the unique combination of truly immersive video game experiences found in consoles with the functionality and portability of a tablet thanks to its award winning attachable dual-analog controller. It offers a premium 7″ IPS screen, 16 GB memory with micro SD slot to support an additional 32 GB of storage, ultra-light and thin chassis, is powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core mobile processor and it is optimized for cloud gaming. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, the Wikipad tablet offers true widescreen HD display.

Consumers will have access to entertainment and videogame content from partners and services including PlayStation®Mobile, Big Fish Games®, TegraZone – NVIDIA’s free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor – Google Play™, OnLive and many others. When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad’s sleek design and full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean functionality make it a powerfully versatile device whether you are surfing the web, reading emails or enjoying films, music and apps at home or on the go.

For a full list of product specs, video games that take full advantage of the Wikipad’s dual-analog stick controller and a community support page, please visit: http://www.wikipad.com/