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New Alien: Isolation Trailers – More in the #HowWillYouSurvive Series

 

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AlienIsolationSeptember 18, 2014 – The second release of trailers in Alien: Isolation’s #HowWillYouSurvive series of shorts – Don’t Shoot, In The Vents and Hear You Scream – reminds players of the dangers that wait around every corner of the station. Patience and cunning are the watchwords for survival, panic and it’s all over.

Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game capturing the fear and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

Alien: Isolation will be available from October 7, 2014, for Xbox One, PS4™, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3™.

Destiny is the BIGGEST Console Game Launch of the Year So Far On Twitch

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destiny1September 18, 2014 - In its first week since launch, Destiny has garnered more viewership on Twitch than any other console game launch in 2014.

To date, Destiny is the biggest console game launch of the year on Twitch,” said Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing, Twitch. Our passionate community of broadcasters attracted more than 5 million unique viewers in the first week.

Destiny content was viewed nearly 20 million times in the first week with fans watching almost 240 million minutes of gameplay.

Our community has always blown us away with their desire to share, entertain, and inspire, said David Dague, Community Manager at Bungie.Watching them broadcast their Destiny experiences on Twitch – from the Tower to the Crucible to the Vault of Glass Raid – has been nothing short of amazing. We’re humbled by the enthusiasm and we hope our community knows we’re watching and laughing and applauding back home at the studio.

FINAL FANTASY XIII Series Announced for Windows PC

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final-fantasy-xiii-lightning-render-1LOS ANGELES (Sep.18, 2014) – SQUARE ENIX®, today announced the FINAL FANTASY® XIII trilogy of games will be heading to Windows PC, with the first in the series, FINAL FANTASY XIII, due for release on October 9th, 2014.

The game will be available to download via the Square Enix online store and the Steam™ PC digital service (amongst others), priced at $15.99. The game is available to pre-order now, with those pre-ordering the Steam version receiving 10% off. FINAL FANTASY XIII trilogy will also offer a set of Steam Trading Cards for players to collect and exchange.

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On its original console release in 2010, FINAL FANTASY XIII marked the dawning of a new era for the celebrated series, bringing the game to multiple hi-definition consoles simultaneously for the first time in its history. The original game and subsequent adventures in the FINAL FANTASY XIII trilogy will soon be available for PC gamers to play for the very first time, with all games in the series due for release by next Spring.

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Activision & Bungie Announce First-of-its-kind Partnership with Red Bull

Red Bull Air Force Elite Skydiving Team to Jump into Destiny Launch Event in Bellevue on September 8th

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bungie-activision-logosActivision and Bungie today announced a partnership with Red Bull that begins with a unique collaboration for the launch of Destiny, the most pre-ordered new video game IP of all time*, which releases worldwide on September 9th.

To celebrate the upcoming launch of the game, a member of the Bungie development team will perform a coordinated skydive with an OpTic Gaming Performance Coach Mike “Flamesword” Chaves and the Red Bull Air Force on Monday, September 8th. Afterwards, the jumpers will join fans at the Destiny launch event and be among the first in the world to play the game.

New Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Delivers Game Changing Experience! Official Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

First Call of Duty Created with Three-Year Development Cycle from First Time Lead Call of Duty Studio, Sledgehammer Games, Fundamentally Changes Call of Duty Multiplayer

All-new Exoskeleton Abilities Take Call of Duty to New Level, Unprecedented Customization Revolutionizes Player Personalization

First Ever for Franchise Early Access Pre-Order Incentive – the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition Offers Gamers Opportunity to Purchase Call of Duty Early – as Much as 24 Hours in Advance Starting November 3rd

Players See How Power Changes Everything in Live Global Broadcast

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Activision and Sledgehammer Games today unveiled a new era for Call of Duty® with the world premiere of Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare multiplayer. Built for next generation gaming systems, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare fundamentally changes Call of Duty multiplayer, delivering new player movements and capabilities, along with the deepest customization and player engagement features in franchise history.

With the all-new exoskeleton, players can boost jump, dodge, dash, slide, slam and more as the action goes vertical, while using future-tech, cutting-edge capabilities and a brand-new weapon class as part of nearly 350 custom weapons. Offering a new reward system, including more than 1,000 in-game player rewards, and nearly limitless customization options that create more than 2 billion unique player combinations and more, the title offers the most in-depth, robust and advanced Call of Duty multiplayer experience ever on both next generation and current generation systems.


In addition to the multiplayer premiere, Activision today announced the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, which offers fans for the first time 24-hour early access to the game starting November 3rd. The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition is available on all platforms to customers who pre-order the game* and pick up on day zero – at no added cost. Collector’s Edition copies of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will also be available for Day Zero early purchase and play, and will include the special Day Zero Edition content. In addition to the early access of up to 24 hours in some territories, the Day Zero Edition also includes two new, custom weapons as well as the previously announced Advanced Arsenal incentive.

SQUARE ENIX CONFIRMS SLEEPING DOGS: DEFINITIVE EDITION

Award Winning, Open-World, Action-Adventure Reworked for PS4, Xbox One & PC

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SQUARE ENIX, INC. LOGOLOS ANGELES (August 8, 2014)  Square Enix and United Front Games today confirms that SLEEPING DOGS™: DEFINITIVE EDITION is due to launch on October 14, 2014 in North America for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows® PC.

SLEEPING DOGS: DEFINITIVE EDITION is a re-mastered update of the critically acclaimed SLEEPING DOGS which released in 2012. The capabilities of today’s hardware have truly brought the vibrant Hong Kong experience to life. In addition, a total of 24 pieces of downloadable content have been integrated into the gaming experience including the story-extending episode Year of the Snakeand the horror-themed add-on Nightmare in North Point.

It was an exciting opportunity for the original development team to be able revisit a game we’re so passionate about”, said Dan Sochan, Senior Producer at United Front Games. “We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p.  We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.

Salt Lake Comic Con Responds to San Diego Comic-Con International

- The show will go on; San Diego Comic-Con International can’t stop Salt Lake Comic Con from hosting its event on September 4-6, 2014 -

SLCCSALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – In response to San Diego Comic-Con International’s cease and desist letter, Salt Lake Comic Con is letting its fans and attendees know that the 2(nd) Annual Salt Lake Comic Con is on schedule and won’t be stopped by San Diego.

The recent cease and desist letter requests that Salt Lake Comic Con not use the term “Comic Con” for any event, logo, trademark or website moving forward because they believe it causes confusion in the marketplace. They further claim in the letter ownership of all variations of the generic term “Comic Con.” No formal legal process has occurred and Salt Lake Comic Con is under no obligation to respond to the strongly worded letter from Comic-Con International’s attorneys or comply with any of their demands.

We want to assure fans, sponsors, partners and the general public that the show will go on.  We will have another record-breaking event in September and we are currently under no legal obligation to change our current course in any way,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer.  “We’re prepared to do whatever it takes to protect our event, intellectual property and secure our ability to produce the Salt Lake Comic Con.

Since receiving the cease and desist request letter, Salt Lake Comic Con shared the letter online.  To view a copy of the cease and desist letter and resource page for this issue, click here.

A large number of media outlets have taken interest in the story and have written about it.  The Associated Press wrote an article that’s been published in more than 59,000 news outlets worldwide. The story made the front page of Inc. Magazine, Forbes Magazine, internationally on the front page of the Australian Financial News and the Salt Lake Tribune proclaimed that in the court of public opinion Salt Lake Comic Con has already won.  The story is being widely covered by legal publications including the World Intellectual Property Review, FindLaw, Inside Counsel and the Washington Examiner.

Nemesis – the Final DLC Pack in the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season of Downloadable Content – Available NOW on Xbox Live!!

Nemesis – the Final DLC Pack in the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season of Downloadable Content – Is Available Now on Xbox Live!!

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activision_logoTuesday, August 5, 2014 - The  DLC season closes out with Nemesis, which introduces four new multiplayer maps, each featuring a unique Field Order, and includes the fourth and final entry, and epic conclusion to Extinction’s episodic narrative with “Episode 4: Exodus.”

The four new, small-to-medium size multiplayer maps in Nemesis are designed specifically for Call of Duty‘s distinctive, fast-paced, gun-on-gun gameplay.

  • Goldrush” – Set in the Southwest United States, this abandoned gold mine’s network of tunnels and perilous shafts create the ideal setting for medium to long range combat.
  • Subzero” – A hastily evacuated submarine base in the frigid Canadian outpost – with control room, submarine pen and research facilities – harbors a mysterious terror that will decimate opponents in this medium-sized map.
  • Dynasty” – Multiple pathways crisscross this lakeside Chinese village surrounded by picturesque mountains, vivid gardens, and spectacular architecture – a serene environment that is anything but Zen-like.
  • Showtime” – A sadistic reimagining of “Shipment” – the smallest map in Call of Duty history and fan-favorite map from Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®.

“HULKAMANIA” Runs Wild: WWE® 2K15 Collector’s Edition to Feature WWE® Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan®

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Unique offering scheduled to include two playable Hogan characters, collectible autographed item, authentic ring canvas, vinyl figure and more!

WWE2K15_Hulk_HoganNEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 5, 2014 2K today announced that WWE Hall of Famer, Hulk Hogan®, will be featured through the “HULKAMANIA” Edition of WWE® 2K15, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. The edition will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, while supplies last, for a suggested retail price of $99.99.

 

The WWE 2K15 “HULKAMANIA” Edition will include the following items:

  • Copy of WWE 2K15 video game;
  • Exclusive premium packaging;
  • Exclusive collectible art card personally autographed by Hulk Hogan;
  • Exclusive Funko “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan vinyl figure;
  • Exclusive piece of authentic ring canvas from Hulk Hogan’s Monday Night Raw appearance on March 10, 2014 inMemphis, Tenn.;
  • Two pre-order, launch exclusive playable characters: Hulk Hogan and “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan;
  • Access to WWE 2K15 global pre-order offer: Sting playable characters pack.

“Twenty-five years ago, I appeared in my very first WWE video game, and I’ve never been more excited than I am now to be part of this year’s game,” said Hulk Hogan. “I’ve got one thing left to say: whatcha gonna do when the WWE 2K15‘HULKAMANIA’ Edition, featuring the greatest of all time, runs wild on you, brother?”

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Capcom Brings Back Classic Resident Evil® For Next And Current Gen Platforms!

Highly Demanded Fan Favorite Horror Title Returns in 2015!

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Capcom_logoSAN MATEO, Calif. — Aug. 5, 2014 — Capcom has just announced Resident Evil® for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Resident Evil will be available to purchase digitally across North America and Europe in Early 2015.


The hugely popular Resident Evil® series, having sold over 61 million units to date, returns to its roots with a remastered version of the critically acclaimed masterpiece, Resident Evil. Originally released in 1996, Resident Evil was then “remade” in 2002 from the ground up with new visuals, gameplay elements, environments and story details while retaining the survival horror atmosphere the series had become synonymous for. Both fans of the franchise who want a trip down memory lane and those who have yet to experience the game that coined the term survival horror for the gaming world will appreciate this definitive re-visit of that iconic 2002 Resident Evil title.

Using the latest resolution enhancement and 3D model technology, game resolutions and textures have been significantly upgraded, including 1080p support on next-gen consoles, resulting in characters and backgrounds coming to life in greater detail than ever seen before in Resident Evil. Not only will the graphics impress but the tense sound effects have been fully remastered with 5.1 surround support for a greater gaming atmosphere. Players are now able to choose not only between experiencing the terror at the classic 4:3 ratio or a stunning 16:9 widescreen mode but also the type of control scheme they play with. The classic control scheme remains for fans of the original play style or there’s an alternative scheme where the character moves directly in the direction of the analogue stick, utilizing the standards of the current generation of gaming. Both the control scheme and the display options can be toggled between at any time during gameplay.
The intense horror fans first experienced with the release of the original Resident Evil is back. Taking place in the now notorious Raccoon City, players will choose to take on the role of either S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) team member Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, who have been sent into the city to find the missing Bravo team. When the team is suddenly attacked by a ferocious group of mutated dogs, desperate for an escape they take shelter in the Mansion, but will they ever get out alive again? Players will need to be brave as they adventure through the dark, enclosed spaces searching out the horrors that await them. With limited ammo and survival items available gamers will need to keep their wits about them to survive the various traps and puzzles that greet them at every stage.

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ABOUT CAPCOM
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

Capcom, the Capcom logo, Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.