Thursday, October 29, 2009
Puma Have Teamed Up with Activision To Offer A New DJ Hero Character, In Store Events, And Sale Of Puma Branded Stuff In DJ Hero
Puma have announced that they have teamed up with Acitivsion and DJ Hero. in this partnership, some Puma stores across America will get DJ Hero demo stations. Puma Footwear, apparel, and accessories in the game will also be available for purchase in Puma stores.
Puma also announced that if you register at puma.com/djhero , you could get rewards and special codes to unlock an additional character for DJ Hero.
There will also be in store events at select Puma stores, as well as key retail partners including Bodega, Boston; Michael K, NYC; Shoe Biz, San Francisco; Belmont Army Supply, Chicago; Sportie SD, San Diego; VILLA, Philadelphia; Millennium Shoes, LA; and select Nordstrom and Finish Line locations. there will be DJ Performances, DJ hero game demos and contests.
BOSTON --(Business Wire)-- Oct 29, 2009 Sportlifestyle Brand PUMA® teams up with Activision Publishing Inc.’s DJ Hero™ - the latest innovation in music gaming featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time. As part of the partnership, PUMA has outfitted seven playable DJ characters in PUMA Archive products.
“Given PUMA’s history in DJ culture this game was the perfect fit,” said Antonio Bertone, PUMA’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Having PUMA’s gear featured in such an innovative game, allows us to interact with our consumers in a whole new way.”
In-store DJ Hero demo stations and displays will be making an appearance in select PUMA Stores across the country this month as well as in key retail partner locations. The PUMA footwear, apparel, and accessories featured in the game will be available for purchase at PUMA Stores and online at puma.com. Consumers are also encouraged to go online to puma.com/djhero to register and receive rewards and special codes to unlock an additional character in the game.
To celebrate the partnership and the launch of the game, PUMA will be hosting a nationwide series of events in November and December featuring DJ performances, DJ Hero game demos, and contests. The events will take place at PUMA stores and at key retail partners including Bodega, Boston; Michael K, NYC; Shoe Biz, San Francisco; Belmont Army Supply, Chicago; Sportie SD, San Diego; VILLA, Philadelphia; Millennium Shoes, LA; and select Nordstrom and Finish Line locations.
PUMA has long been involved in the music world, supporting both up-and-coming and established artists including some of the talent featured in DJ Hero. The brand has also released three editions of 5X12, limited edition box sets of vinyl manufactured and produced entirely by PUMA and distributed to the world’s top DJs. The project was created with the intention of helping cutting-edge record labels promote and market exciting music while contributing something of lasting value to DJ culture. In addition, PUMA has released several limited edition collaboration projects with Yo! MTV Raps and artists including The Thrills, and MSTRKRFT.
This partnership follows other successful video game integrations for the brand with past Activision titles. DJ Hero is available now for most video game platforms and is rated “T” (Teen – Mild Suggestive Themes, Lyrics) by the ESRB. For more information about DJ Hero, please visit djhero.com, facebook.com/djhero, twitter.com/djhero and puma.com/djhero.
© 2009 Activision Publishing, Inc. Activision is a registered trademark and DJ Hero is a trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.
PUMA is one of the world’s leading sportlifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. It is committed to working in ways that contribute to the world by supporting Creativity, SAFE Sustainability and Peace, and by staying true to the values of being Fair, Honest, Positive and Creative in decisions made and actions taken. PUMA starts in Sport and ends in Fashion. Its Sport Performance and Lifestyle labels include categories such as Football, Running, Motorsports, Golf and Sailing. The Black label features collaborations with renowned designers such as Alexander McQueen, Mihara Yasuhiro and Sergio Rossi. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Tretorn and Hussein Chalayan. The company, which was founded in 1948, distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 9,000 people worldwide and has headquarters in Herzogenaurach/Germany, Boston, London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.puma.com
Outbreak Studios Announce They Are Working On The Second Episode Of Dark Nebula With 1337 Game Design
Outbreak Studios and 1337 are already working on the second episode to Dark Nebula, Episode 1 is already out on the App store. the second episode will be longer than the first, and will still be fresh and exciting. they aim to have the second episode out early 2010.
It has also been announced that Episode 1 will be updated with Facebook highscores and a calibration option for the controls.
GOTHENBURG, Sweden --(Business Wire)-- Oct 29, 2009 Peter Björklund, the CEO of Outbreak Studios announced today that they have signed up with 1337 Game Design to develop the second episode of the game Dark Nebula for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The first episode of Dark Nebula was released on Apple’s App Store just two weeks ago and has already become a bestseller in many countries. Some reviewers have even named it the best game released for the platform to date.
“At Outbreak Studios, passion and creativity is central in everything we do, and when we decide which projects to get involved in we only work with clients that share those values. We love what 1337 Game Design has done with the first episode, so we’re very excited to take things further with the sequel. We also prefer to work with projects where we are as close to the end consumer as possible, and Dark Nebula is perfect for that.” Peter says.
Dark Nebula was designed by Anders Hejdenberg, a game industry veteran who has worked with Peter Björklund on numerous games before.
“We’ve promised our fans to make the second episode much longer than the first one, and we’ve promised ourselves to make it just as fresh and exciting gameplay-wise. By signing up with Outbreak Studios we feel confident that both those promises will be kept. I think it goes without saying that we are extremely pleased with this collaboration.” Anders says.
The work on the second episode has already begun, and the title is planned to be released early next year. Before that, an update will be released for the first episode with Facebook-integrated highscores and a calibration option for the controls.
Dark Nebula logo: www.1337gamedesign.com/DarkNebulaEP2Logo.png
Outbreak Studios website: www.outbreakstudios.se
1337 Game Design website: www.1337gamedesign.com
About Dark Nebula
Dark Nebula is a skill-based action game where the objective is to get your player character through an array of levels filled with various obstacles. The controls are similar to marble labyrinth games but the levels are filled with elements and puzzles inspired by platform games where you need to jump over swinging blades, dodge spikes and avoid deadly falls.
The Limited Edition version of Battlefield Bad Company 2 will provide gamers with 6 special unlocked items. there are 4 vehicle Unlocks:
- Improved Vehicle Armor – An up-armor package is mounted on all vehicle types, decreasing the effect of both explosive and penetrating warheads, significantly improving vehicle survivability.
- Supreme Vehicle Firepower – Additional weapon packages are mounted for the driver of all armored vehicles, greatly expanding the range of targets the vehicle can successfully engage and destroy.
- Vehicle Motion Sensor – Use this electronics warfare package to locate enemy units in direct proximity to the vehicle.
- Tracer Dart Pistol – This magnetic dart attaches to any vehicle surface, allowing squad members to track, lock on, and fire rockets onto moving targets even beyond line of sight.
And 2 Battlefield 1943 Weapons:
- M1A1 Submachine Gun – Reliable but heavy this classic weapon is a powerful force in the hands of any Battlefield veteran.
- M1911 Pistol – Highly customized M1911 are favored for its dependability and the power of its large .45 caliber round.
The Trailer shows these unlocks in action and how they can be used in battle.
Limited Edition Boxart
STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced a Limited Edition* release of Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2, the premier first-person shooter of 2010. The Limited Edition game features six special gameplay unlocks that give players a tactical advantage on the battlefield from the minute they fire up the game. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been recognized by critics worldwide for its uncompromising action gameplay, unprecedented level of destruction, vehicular warfare, squad play and open sandbox environments in a modern warfare game. Available while supplies last, the Limited Edition version of the game will be sold at the same price as the standard version of the game with participating retailers in North America on March 2, 2010 and in Europe on March 5, 2010.
The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Limited Edition delivers six special customizations early to give players a day one advantage in multiplayer matches. Four vehicle warfare unlocks will immediately enhance the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 best-in-class online vehicle warfare experience, delivering extra firepower, radar, and armor for the vehicles. Additionally, the tracer dart attaches to any enemy vehicle and allows RPG-toting teammates to track, lock on, and destroy their adversary. Seasoned veterans of Battlefield 1943™ will be able to immediately re-acquaint themselves with two classic and highly powerful weapons, the M1A1 submachine gun and the M1911 pistol.
The full list of six unlocks are as follows:
Four vehicle warfare unlocks
*Improved Vehicle Armor – An up-armor package is mounted on all vehicle types, decreasing the effect of both explosive and penetrating warheads, significantly improving vehicle survivability.
*Supreme Vehicle Firepower – Additional weapon packages are mounted for the driver of all armored vehicles, greatly expanding the range of targets the vehicle can successfully engage and destroy.
*Vehicle Motion Sensor – Use this electronics warfare package to locate enemy units in direct proximity to the vehicle.
*Tracer Dart Pistol – This magnetic dart attaches to any vehicle surface, allowing squad members to track, lock on, and fire rockets onto moving targets even beyond line of sight.
Two classic Battlefield 1943™ weapons
*M1A1 Submachine Gun – Reliable but heavy this classic weapon is a powerful force in the hands of any Battlefield veteran.
*M1911 Pistol – Highly customized M1911 are favored for its dependability and the power of its large .45 caliber round.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be available on March 2, 2010 in North America for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PC. The game will be available on March 5, 2010 in Europe.
For more information on DICE, please visit www.dice.se. For more on the Battlefield franchise please visit: www.battlefield.com. Or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/OfficialBFBC2.
The Limited Edition will be sold while supplies last.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA MobileTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Battlefield Bad Company and Battlefield 1943 are trademarks or registered trademarks of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft.
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Sega Has Revealed The Current Box Art For The UK Release Of Valkyria Chronicles II On The PSP. this box art maynot be final and could change. Not much is given away with the boxart, all we can say is that Sega believe it will be rate 16 when its released.
You can click on the picture to see it bigger.
PoxNora - Dire Covenant
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iPhone: Tapulous have released TapTap Revenge Metallica in the USA for $4.99 and UK for £2.99. http://ow.ly/x5zz
PS3: the USA release of District 9 has a demo for God Of War III. when demo is completed, a making of is unlocked. http://ow.ly/x5AW
PS3: Netflix say they're confident they have enough PS3 discs for the demand. everyone should get it the same time. http://ow.ly/x5Mq
360: its being reported that Left 4 Dead 2 will have Avatar Awards. this ranges from shirts, med kits, hats + more http://ow.ly/x5PQ
360: A Mandatory update is coming out soon. it is for the wireless adaptor and is not the facebook.twitter/lastfm update http://ow.ly/x5QZ
360: Darwinia+ hitting Xbox Live Certification soon, released expected after Christmas http://ow.ly/x5WW
DSi: The Legend Of Zelda Spirit tracks is set 100 years after the Phantom hour Glass. the train is upgradable. http://ow.ly/x5Z3
Tekken Director, Katsuhiro Harada, has said there are alot of ideas for Tekken 7, like a facial expression system http://ow.ly/x60t
its rumoured that 2 possible X-Com games are coming, 1 from Firaxis, another from 2K Boston. 1 turned based, other FPS http://ow.ly/x63d
QTE Blog: Cryptic Release Part 2 Of The Star Trek Online Video Time-Line http://ow.ly/15XTCd
PC: Australians who got the wrong version of Borderlands have to delete it and re-download the game. http://ow.ly/x646
ASDA has admitted that they have sold key game titles below cost price, (selling it below what they paid for it.) http://ow.ly/x68S
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PC: Nation Red has been updated. Steam leaderboards and Steam Achievements have been added, + more. http://ow.ly/x6aJ
its being reported that Shattered Union, A 2K strategy game, is getting a Hollywood movie adaptation http://ow.ly/x65z
360: 2 new Xbox 360 elite bundles are coming. Transformers 2 + Star Trek bundles, movies on USB, game, controller, console http://ow.ly/x6cI
360: The Sky Player will be reinstated in phases today. not all users may be connected before the days out. http://ow.ly/x9fX
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PSP: a Valkria Chronicles 2 Demo is coming out on the Japanese PSN store on November 2nd. http://ow.ly/x9gO
PSP: a new demo for Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker is coming out on the Japanese PSN this week. http://ow.ly/x9hn
360: Gamasutra has examined Gamerscore and Game Completions. the games difficulty is main reason why games not finished http://ow.ly/x9jg
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PC: for $25, users in World of Warcraft can change the gender, appearance, and name of their character. http://ow.ly/x9kq
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Epic Mickey started as a PS3/360/PC game, Wii development started 2008. http://ow.ly/x9t5
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Wii: its rumored that Nintendo is currently testing Netflix Streaming and expect a public release soon. http://ow.ly/xbvN
Grand Theft Auto IV Episodes from Liberty City Manuel teases next location and say Liberty City is over. http://ow.ly/xbxd
iPhone: Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion is coming to iPhone later this month. takes place in Ace Combat timeline http://ow.ly/xby3
360: Xbox Live Activity, Halo 3, Call Of Duty 4/WaW, Halo 3 ODST, Gears Of War 2. Top XBLA Game, Trials HD. http://ow.ly/xbBI
Wii: rumoured Wii 2 Specs, Bluray (to stop piracy), 1080p, Old Wii Trade In, 3rd quarter 2010 release, worldwide release http://ow.ly/xbEA
360: Its rumoured Microsoft started the $100 Gold Member rumour to get gamers to buy 1 year subscriptions to boost sales http://ow.ly/xbG2
Kojima says he was surprised at how big the reaction to news about Zone Of The Enders was. Even staff were excited http://ow.ly/xbHq
PS3: Just Add Water have announced that Comet Crash is coming to EU/USA PSN in November, Japan in December. http://ow.ly/xcFg
360: Reviews for Ballad Of Gay Tony Are being released. mostly 9/10 scores. http://ow.ly/xcFL
PS3: Naughty Dog will punish players who "rage quit" online games of Uncharted 2. multiplayer will be tweaked. http://ow.ly/xcGl
PSP: Analysts predict a a New PSP is coming and it will have UMD, PSP 4000 model, and maybe 16gb Flash/memory stick http://ow.ly/xcHf