Friday, November 6, 2009
EA Announce That Strikeforce Will Be MMA's Premier League And That Brett Rogers And Jake Shields Have Joined The Games Roster
EA Has announced that Strikeforce will be the Premier League in MMA. they also announced that Strikeforce commentators, Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo, will also be in the game as well as the ring announcer, Jimmy Lennon Jr.
EA Has also announced today new additions to the MMA Roster. Brett Rogers and Jake Shields have been announced as well as Jason Miller and Muhammed Lawal.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that STRIKEFORCE, a world-class mixed martial arts fight promotion, will be featured as a premier league in the upcoming EA SPORTS™ MMA video game. In addition, Brett Rogers and Jake Shields, both of whom will be competing in the STRIKEFORCE and M-1 Global co-promoted fight on November 7 (broadcasted live by CBS), join the EA SPORTS MMA roster of fighters.
With this partnership, the STRIKEFORCE cage and the league’s commentary team of Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo, as well as ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr., will be incorporated into the game. Legendary mixed martial arts referee “Big John” McCarthy will preside over the in-ring action and bring his in-depth knowledge of the sport to help deliver a truly authentic MMA experience.
“We are honored that EA SPORTS has selected STRIKEFORCE to serve as a premier league in its forthcoming MMA title,” said STRIKEFORCE President Scott Coker. “EA SPORTS has long been recognized by gamers as a highly innovative, ground breaking provider of sports gaming entertainment. We are confident that EA SPORTS MMA will function as a great ambassador for STRIKEFORCE's fighters and effectively promote our sport to a new audience as well as to longtime fight fans."
“We are very excited to be working with STRIKEFORCE and feature them as a premier league in our game,” said Executive Producer Dale Jackson. “They have a wealth of mixed martial arts expertise, put on great shows and have a great stable of top-notch fighters. Together we look forward to growing the sport and delivering an immersive interactive gaming experience.”
Tomorrow night’s STRIKEFORCE fight, to be broadcast on national network television by CBS, will undoubtedly be one of the most watched mixed martial arts fights in history. EA SPORTS MMA fighter roster will feature four of the main card’s fighters, including Fedor Emelianenko, Brett Rogers, Jake Shields and Jason Miller.
Brett Rogers is preparing for the biggest fight of his career as he gets set to take on Fedor Emelianenko tomorrow night. A 6’5”, 265 pound heavyweight, Brett is currently undefeated and holds a record of 10-0-0. In his last fight, he knocked out Andrei Arlovski in just 22 seconds in the first round of action.
Jake Shields, a native Californian, will be taking on Jason “Mayhem” Miller for the STRIKEFORCE middleweight title. This 5’11”, 170 pound fighter, holds a current record of 23-4-1 and comes into tomorrow night’s middleweight title bout with a 12-fight winning streak. He is also the first and last Elite XC Welterweight champion and holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Also slated to appear on the fighter roster for EA SPORTS MMA are STRIKEFORCE stars Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Miller and Lawal were announced via a video last month during their visit to the development studio.
EA SPORTS MMA will feature the most authentic, intense and broad mixed martial arts experience to date – complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world. EA SPORTS MMA will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in 2010.
For more information about EA SPORTS MMA, visit www.easportsmma.com or follow the game on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/easportsmma and Facebook at www.facebook.com/easportsmma.
EA SPORTS™ is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world, with top-selling titles and franchises including Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR®.
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: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. 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. John Madden, NFL, NBA, FIFA, NHL, NCAA, NASCAR, Tiger Woods and PGA TOUR are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
The Trial will stop players from reaching levels higher than level 10, but it will allow players to play with all 24 different careers in tier 1 dungeons.
There will be an initial download of 1GB, with additional content being streamed when you play the game.
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, today announced that the critically-acclaimed MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR),has replaced its 10-day time-limited free trial with a new, endless free* trial program which is now available for download. The new streaming client for the endless free trial enhances the game’s accessibility and greatly decreases the download time, making it easier than ever for new players to experience the never-ending battles of WAR for themselves.
The new WAR endless free trial replaces the original 10-day time-limited trial program, and gives new and returning players the opportunity to create and play any of the 24 different careers to find their perfect character match for use during extended gameplay if they purchase the game and/or subscribe. The endless free trial limits players to progress through character level 10 as they explore the tier one Empire vs. Chaos zones of Nordland and Norsca. In addition, players can explore the newly added tier one dungeon, Hunter’s Vale, or battle other players in the instanced scenarios Nordenwatch, Khaine’s Embrace and Gates of Ekrund.
Endless free trial players will embark on the recently introduced New User Journey, which features enhanced tutorials and new community elements, such as a “new player” guild, to streamline the transition of new players into WAR and its vibrant community of players.
“With the introduction of the endless free trial and streaming client, we are making it easier than ever for a new player to join the WAR,” said Jeff Hickman, executive producer, Mythic Entertainment. “We’ve worked hard to create a more informative and community driven new user experience, and now we are giving players an unlimited amount of time to explore the early parts of the game at their own pace. We are confident that players new and old will find all the enhancements we’ve made to WAR over the past year worthy of their time and commitment.”
Available now, the new streaming endless trial client is a seamless way for new users to get into the game. After an initial download of just over 1GB, additional content streams in the background as required while playing. All closed 10-day free trial accounts have been converted to open endless free trial accounts and are ready for returning players to resume their journeys across the frontlines of WAR.
New users and returning players can download the Warhammer Online endless free trial by visitinghttp://www.warhammeronline.com/trial.
Based on the popular tabletop war game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoningfeatures revolutionary Realm vs. Realm™ conflict that will provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. Available now for PC and Mac®, WAR is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning or to download the endless free trial, visithttp://www.warhammeronline.com/.
*INTERNET CONNECTION, ACCEPTANCE OF END USER ACCESS AND LICENSE AGREEMENT AND REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO PLAY.
About Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning®
Experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm! Declare your allegiance and join hundreds of thousands of mighty heroes on the battlefields of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, the new MMORPG from Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark Age of Camelot™. Enter a grim fantasy world of perpetual conflict to fight for the Realms of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) or Destruction (Greenskins, Dark Elves, and Chaos). Invade enemy lands, besiege imposing keeps, and sack sprawling capital cities for the glory of your Realm. Wield devastating magic and deadly weapons, battle monstrous creatures, and join your brothers-in-arms in epic Public Quests™. Climb the Bastion Stair, carry your Guild Banner into battle, and unlock the infinite secrets of the Tome of Knowledge as you travel the world. So sharpen your blade and unleash your inner mutation. The Age of Reckoning has begun and WAR IS EVERYWHERE!
For more information about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, visit: www.warhammeronline.com.
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 Mobile™ 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, POGO, Dark Age of Camelot, Mythic Entertainment, Public Quests, and Realm vs. Realm are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Games Workshop, Warhammer, Warhammer Online, Age of Reckoning, and all associated marks, names, races, race insignia, characters, vehicles, locations, units, illustrations and images from the Warhammer world are either ®, ™ and/or © Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2009. Used under license by Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective licensors.
You collect up to 9 types of cards through, platinum, gold, silver and bronze virtual packs. there are many customisation options, uniforms and playbooks for example. you earn coins thorugh your performance on the field. the coins can be used to by cards/card packs, or you can use the auction block or the in-game store to buy them.
With the cards, you create a team, or get the computer to create one, and once its ready you can play them against the CPU or against human opponents.
Madden Ultimate Team
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 4th 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today the addition of Madden Ultimate Team, a new, strategic game mode for the critically acclaimed Madden NFL 10 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system. Take the challenge to create the definitive NFL team, by collecting virtual cards that include everything from NFL superstars, head coaches, stadiums and much more. Perfect for card collectors and fantasy football gurus, Madden Ultimate Team provides a unique football experience, giving you total control over building a single team in the quest to be crowned the ultimate Madden team.
The award-winning Madden NFL 10 has achieved new franchise records for online play, with over 45 million online games played on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, since its worldwide launch on August 14, 2009. With more than 2 million online users waiting for a new challenge, Madden Ultimate Team provides the opportunity to put your personally crafted team up against the rest of the world.
“Madden Ultimate Team is yet another example of how EA SPORTS is expanding the Madden NFL experience to all types of gamers. Card collecting and fantasy football are huge parts of an NFL fan’s lifestyle and we took the best of both worlds and combined it with Madden NFL 10,” said Jeremy Strauser, Executive Producer for Madden NFL 10 and Madden Ultimate Team. “It’s not just about building a team of players, as you have to also manage coaches, injuries, and team chemistry. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hardcore Madden NFL player, a fantasy football fan, or just an NFL fan – Madden Ultimate Team brings something for everyone.”
Madden Ultimate Team allows fans to collect up to nine types of cards through, platinum, gold, silver and bronze virtual packs. The customization options are endless as you are responsible for selecting everything from the team playbook to the uniforms. Earn coins to buy new cards or card packs through your performance on the field, acquire new cards through the auction block, or purchase card packs through the in-game store. Collect cards with players from the same pro and college team to get an on-field chemistry boost. Collect rare, legendary player cards to put your team over the top, like the 1999 Vikings Randy Moss and the 1995 Packers Brett Favre player cards. You can even back up Brett with his 2009 Vikings player card. Build a dynasty through weekly online deals or find the final missing piece to your team’s puzzle.
Easily select the starting offense, defense, and special teams or have Madden Ultimate Team do it for you. Once your team is set to your liking, put it to the test against human opponents or against the CPU. See how your team stacks up against other Madden Ultimate Team players via online learderboards and prove you are the best of the best.
The Madden Ultimate Team game mode will be available free for Madden NFL 10 in January, via Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network. NFL fans can experience the new game mode by creating a team with the provided starter pack of players and other virtual cards, and jump right onto the field. Madden NFL 10 and an internet connection is required for play.
Madden Ultimate Team is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and is developed in Orlando, Florida by the EA Tiburon studio, which also produces NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and EA SPORTS™ MMA.
For more information about Madden Ultimate Team visit: http://maddennfl.easports.com
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 Mobile TM 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, the EA SPORTS logo, EA Mobile and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. John Madden, NFL, NCAA, Tiger Woods and PGA TOUR are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
ABOUT NFL PLAYERS
Formed in 1994, NFL PLAYERS is the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. NFL PLAYERS provides EA SPORTS with the rights to use player names and likenesses in Madden NFL 10. Representing more than 1,800 active and many memorable retired NFL players, NFL PLAYERS “takes the helmets off” the players and markets them as personalities as well as professional athletes. Through an exclusive sponsorship agreement between the organization and the NFL, players are integrated into NFL sponsor activation programs. In addition, under an exclusive agreement between NFL PLAYERS and the NFL, NFLPLAYERS.COM, the company’s official website, is part of the NFL Internet Network. Each year NFL PLAYERS negotiates and facilitates more than 4,000 player marketing opportunities for players. NFL PLAYERS activities include retail licensing, corporate sponsorships and promotions, special events, radio and television projects, publishing and internet. For more information, please visit NFLPLAYERS.COM
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Bioware say don't blame EA for Dragon Age DLC Wardens Keep, it was Bioware's decision. http://ow.ly/zvYl
Wii: PETA is campaigning against upcoming Wii game, Ringling Bros. http://ow.ly/zvZE
Top 5 global selling videogames, Dragon Quest IX, Wii Sports Resort, Madden NFL 10, Pokemon Gold/Siolver, Halo 3 ODST http://ow.ly/zw0E
Ubisoft say pre-orders for Assassins Creed II are up 80% over the original Assassins Creed. http://ow.ly/zw1e
Activision say they have written permission to use No Doubt in Band Hero. believes they are within their legal rights http://ow.ly/zw2c
Wii: German Ratings board has rated phoenix Wright Ace Attorney for the Wii. no word if its retail or WiiWare http://ow.ly/zxEL
Namco have begun to tease a new RPG. it's called "Project K" at the mo. http://ow.ly/zxFX
A Report says many 360 owners are defecting to the PS3 when it comes to Major Holiday games, like Assassins 2 + MW2 http://ow.ly/zxKu
Wii: Bit. Trip Void is coming out in the USA WiiWare on November 23rd. http://ow.ly/zzCL
Epic have released a free version of the Unreal 3 engine for Education and non-commercial use. http://ow.ly/zB7d
QTE Blog: EA And Bioware Announce The Mass Effect 2 Collectors’ Edition http://ow.ly/15ZFeJ
QTE Blog: EA Announces Spore Islands For Facebook http://ow.ly/15ZFeK
PS3: the Japanese version of White Knight Chronicles has been updated, Home awards, Voice chat added, and balance changes http://ow.ly/zBa6
Nintendo Talks HD, see people move towards HD, True HD not essential as long as it looks HD. make it easy for devs http://ow.ly/zBdM
Wii: Vitality Sensor not just a pulse meter. something fun will appear. will be a main topic. can't talk indepth about it http://ow.ly/zBh6
Wii: Gorgeous graphics are being made for Zelda. going to be creative and feel realistic http://ow.ly/zBkA
PS3: Netflix PS3 disc's are now being shipped. http://ow.ly/zCY8
QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 5/11/09 http://ow.ly/zFN2
360: The Wireless N Adaptor has emerged on Costco site with a ship date of November 10th. http://ow.ly/zFPg
Halo Legends is coming to Bluray on February 9th 2010. http://ow.ly/zFPM
DSi: Atlus have announced that they will be publishing Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey in the USA in Spring. http://ow.ly/zFQj
PS3: Gran Turismo has cost around $60 Million to make. http://ow.ly/zFQJ
QTE Blog: EA Announces The Playstation 3 Exclusive Battlefield Bad Company 2 Multiplayer Beta Will Start November 1... http://ow.ly/15ZJB6
PC: Star Trek Online is coming out 2nd February in the USA and 5th February in Europe. http://ow.ly/zFRU
360: Rumoured screenshots of Halo Reach have been found. appear to be gameplay. http://ow.ly/zFT2
PS3: Media Molecule have announced there won't be a Little Big Planet sequel. DLC going to be the main focus. http://ow.ly/zHeZ
PC: Blizzard says that Starcraft II is still on track for the first half of 2010. they're polishing it for a beta http://ow.ly/zHoa
QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Announce Its American Winter Games Lineup http://ow.ly/15ZJWN
QTE Blog: Ludia And CBS Announce They Are Making A Game Based On Hollywood Squares http://ow.ly/15ZJWO
343 industries have said that they constantly worry that they are going to over saturate the Halo universe. http://ow.ly/zHA8
PS3: The Greatest Hits Line boxart has changed to fit the new PS3 boxart http://ow.ly/zFRk
QTE Blog: GameStop Announce 4,250 Stores Will Host Launch Events For Modern Warfare 2 http://ow.ly/15ZM1g
QTE Blog: Papa John's And Nintendo Are Giving Away 300 Free Wii Sports Resort's In A Sweepstakes http://ow.ly/15ZM1h
Papa John's have announced that they and Nintendo will do a sweepstakes where people have a chance to win 1 of 300 Wii Sports Resort Packages. These Packages consist of a Nintendo Wii, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Mote, Nunchuck, And Wii Motion Plus.
You Can Click The Image to be taken to the site.
You can enter now until November 29th, at most 5 times a day, and winners will be drawn weekly.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. --(Business Wire)-- Nov 05, 2009 Every November, lines wrap around retailers on Black Friday with eager shoppers hoping to get their hands on the most coveted holiday gift: a WiiTM system. But this year, Papa John’s and Nintendo are inviting customers to rest easy the day after Thanksgiving…by giving away 300 free Wii Sports ResortTM prize packages in November.
Continuing until Sunday, November 29, customers at www.papajohns.com may enter the Papa John’s Wii Sports Resort Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 300 Wii Sports Resort prize packages, which includes a Wii™ system, Wii Sports Resort™ video game, Wii Remote™ controller, Nunchuk™ controller and Wii MotionPlus™ accessory (an approximate retail value of $330). No purchase is necessary, and customers may enter up to five times a day. Winners will be notified weekly and the official rules are available at www.papajohns.com.
“Family game night is more fun when Papa’s in the House with Wii Sports Resort,” said Papa John’s Chief Marketing Officer, Andrew Varga. “Wii is at the top of holiday wish lists, which is why Papa John’s is especially excited to partner with Nintendo this month.”
“Christmas came early for Papa John’s founder, John Schnatter, this summer when he recovered the beloved 1971 Z28 Camaro he sold to keep his dad’s tavern afloat and open his first Papa John’s restaurant,” continued Varga. “The same will be true for our 300 Wii Sports Resort Sweepstakes winners in November.”
The Papa John’s Wii™ Sports Resort Sweepstakes closes Sunday, Nov. 29. To learn more about the sweepstakes, visit www.papajohns.com/wiisportsresort.
About Papa John’s
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For nine of the last 10 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the highly regarded American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's also ranks first among pizza companies in the 2008 Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index, was honored by Restaurants & Institutions Magazine (R&I) with the 2008 Silver Award for Consumers’ Choice in Chains in the pizza segment, and was named 2007 Pizza Today Chain of the Year. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com.
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GameStop Modern Warfare 2 Midnight Opening Store Locations (PDF)
GRAPEVINE, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Nov 05, 2009 GameStop (NYSE:GME), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that it will host events at 4,250 of its stores Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, leading up to the midnight release of Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2. This represents the largest number of stores opened for a midnight launch event in GameStop history.
With festivities at stores kicking off Monday at 9 p.m., Modern Warfare 2 fans will have an opportunity to play the highly anticipated game prior to launch, as well as to enter the “going camo” face painting contest and Call of Duty trivia contest.
“A blockbuster title such as this places the spotlight on video gaming as mainstream entertainment,” said Tony Bartel, executive vice president of merchandising and marketing for GameStop. “We anticipate Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 2 will not only be the biggest video game launch of the year, but the biggest launch in GameStop’s history.”
The most-anticipated game of the year and the sequel to the best-selling first-person action game of all time, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 2will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC.
For more information on an event near you, log on to www.gamestop.com/codmidnight.
About GameStop Corp.
Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp. is the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,333 retail stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates GameStop.com and publishes Game Informer® magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website: http://www.gamestopcorp.com.