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Beeline Interactive announces Smurf Life for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Beeline™ Interactive, Inc today announced their new  Smurf™ Life App for  touch is now available on the App Store. The freemium (free premium) game returns players to Smurfs’ village in an all new adventure.

The game begins with the Smurfs’ village in crisis; Gargamel has stirred up trouble with a magical storm spell that is creating chaos all over the village.  The Smurfs need help and Papa Smurf has chosen one special member of the village to reunite his family, and break the spell. Players will explore the Smurfs’ village rescuing Smurfs that have been stranded by the storm.  Players can choose a male or female character, customizing their Smurfs by choosing a name and adding fun costumes and accessories.  As they explore, they’ll need to overcome obstacles by learning trades, gathering materials, and building tools.  Jokey, Brainy, Handy and other favorite Smurf friends will throw parties in their honor as players successfully bring lost Smurfs back home.  As they complete challenges, players will help to break Gargamel’s dark spell and bring sunshine back to the village once and for all.

Smurf™ Life is the newest addition to Beeline’s growing library of freemium mobile games which has included Smurfs’™ Village, Snoopy’s® Street Fair, Monster Pet Shop™,  and  Zombie Cafe™ . Cumulative downloads for Beeline titles exceed 70 million. Smurfs’ Village has ranked as the number one top-grossing app in 79 countries and consistently ranks as a top-ten grossing app worldwide on Apple’s App store. Smurfs’ Village regularly maintains a user review rating of 4 ½ stars or higher on the U.S. App Store.

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Beeline Interactive and Sony Pictures announce development of Ghostbusters game for smartphones

Beeline™ Interactive, Inc.,  and Sony Pictures Consumer Products today announced the development of “Ghostbusters,” a new free premium game for smartphones based on the Ghostbusters series of films.

The game, which is expected to be available in early 2013, puts the player in the role of a fledgling Ghostbusters franchisee.  When New York is once again infested with paranormal activity, it is up to the player’s team of neophyte Ghostbusters to bust ever last spook, spirit, and specter they can find.

Armed with an arsenal of proton packs and ghost traps, players will be able to upgrade their gear by running experiments, capturing ghosts and acquiring all kinds of strange and exotic slimes. Better gear will give the player access to higher paying jobs and more prestige that they can invest back into their business.  Players will also be able to upgrade their employee roster to create a crack team of specter stomping Ghostbusters.

“Ghostbusters  is the newest addition to Beeline’s growing library of “freemium” mobile games which has included Smurfs’™ Village,” “Snoopy’s® Street Fair, Monster Pet Shop™, and Zombie Cafe™. Smurfs’ Village has ranked as the number one top-grossing app in 79 countries and consistently ranks as a top-ten grossing app worldwide on Apple’s App store. “Smurfs’ Village” regularly maintains a user review rating of 4 1/2 stars or higher on the U.S. App Store.

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Capcom releases Eye of Dante free app

Capcom announced today the release of The Eye of Dante, a free app developed in collaboration with Augmented Reality experts Aurasma, to support the release of DmC: Devil May Cry™. The Eye of Dante will reward users with in-game currency that can be redeemed within the menu of the console versions of the game when DmC: Devil May Cry launches in North America and Europe on January 15, 2013.

By joining The Order (THEORDERBLOG.NET), the organization within the world of DmC formed to fight demons, users of the app are challenged to undertake different quests and achieve specific goals, to attain points towards their style ranking. Completion of missions will result in exclusive unlockable rewards, such as wallpapers and ringtones, as well as points which can then be redeemed within DmC: Devil May Cry for Red Orbs, the in-game currency used to upgrade and unlock Dante’s skills.

By using their smartphone camera, The Eye of Dante also allows users to discover hidden messages behind real-world items and objects, just as Dante has the ability to see through the demons’ lies and propaganda in the game.

In addition to the in-game awards, The Eye of Dante will also give users the opportunity to personalize photos that have been taken with their smartphone and upload these to Facebook or Twitter.

The Eye of Dante is available now on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for free of charge.

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Crytek and Albert Hughes Announce “The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3”

Electronic Arts Inc. and developer Crytek GmbH announced today a creative partnership with filmmaker Albert Hughes to produce an online video series inspired by the upcoming shooter, Crysis 3, called The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3. The cinematic series will serve as a precursor for the next installment into the Crysis series; introducing new game-play features, weapons and enemies to the franchise.  On top of that, these shorts will also showcase new visuals and dynamics of the urban rain-forest environment the fans of adaptive warfare can expect from Crysis 3 when the game ships in February of 2013

Electronic Arts boasts Crysis 3 advances the state of the art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter game-play powered by Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE. Players will take control of ‘Prophet’ as he returns to New York only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rain-forest covered in overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the dome, seven environments become known as the 7 Wonders where advanced tactics and weapons will be key to survival. Among those weapons are the alien weaponized Predator bow and the Nanosuit, equipping the player with superhuman powers like cloaking, armor and enhanced visor abilities to help players assess, adapt and attack enemies in this pseudo urban environment they find themselves in.

The debut episode of “The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3” entitled “Hell of a Town” will debut on December 12, 2012. Developed by Crytek and powered by CryENGINE technology, Crysis 3 will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. For more information on Crysis 3, check out www.crysis.com

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More from the Mooks- Halo 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles Lets Plays Continue

The Lets Play series that has rocked the absolutely nothing continues with action packed FPS Halo 4 and some thing called Xenoblade Chronicles. Every day the Mooks play popular games and discuss design aspects of those games and how they apply to the future. They also make cruel jokes. Every Wednesday NerdNewsToday presents the most recent Mooks’ ventures, embedded below. To see daily updates, check out the Mooks’ youtube channel.

 

Halo 4- Episode 7- The Plot Happens

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Xenoblade Chronicles Episode 8- The One With Time Travel

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More From the Mooks: Lets Play Xenoblade Chronicles and Halo 4

Your fifth or sixth favorite Lets Play series continues with action packed FPS Halo 4 and action devoid JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles. Every day the Mooks play popular games and discuss design aspects of those games and how they apply to the future. They also make cruel jokes. Every Wednesday NerdNewsToday presents the most recent Mooks’ ventures, embedded below. To see daily updates, check out the Mooks’ youtube channel.

Halo 4- Episode 3

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Xenoblade Chronicle- Episode 6

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NerdNewsToday Presents a New Let’s Play Series Featuring Halo 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles

NerdNewsToday has teamed up with the new Let’s Play series Monday Morning Mooks to bring you people playing video games and complaining.

Monday Morning Mooks is a new web series updated daily that plays games, both new and classic, and discusses elements of game design and what they mean to the game development world at large.

They also make poop jokes.

NerdNewsToday will be presenting a weekly update of the series every Wednesday. And you can check out their youtube channel for additional updates. The first two games on the Mooks’ chopping block are Halo 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles. The latest episodes of both series are embedded, below:

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Remember Me: Gameplay Walkthrough

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Remember Me is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories.

Set for release for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, developed by Paris based DONTNOD Entertainment, and scheduled for release by Capcom in May of 2013.

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EA Sports announces Football Club Match Day for FIFA Soccer 13

Electronic Arts Inc today announced that EA SPORTS developed a new feature for FIFA Soccer 13, named Football Club Match Day, boasting to drive the deepest and most meaningful connection between a video game and the real world of sports ever. With FIFA Soccer 13 and the real world soccer season integrated with one another through Football Club Match Day, real world happenings such as injuries, suspensions, team form and media gossip will be reflected through game play and in-game commentary.

Through Football Club Match Day, EA SPORTS intends to give a new experience to fans following their favorite clubs and teams in soccer. Real world fixtures and upcoming matches in soccer will enable the players to compete right alongside their favorite teams and athletes as the season unfolds. Player form, displayed in detail within the team management screens, change frequently so players in form (or players struggling to keep in form) will see their stats change based on their real world performances throughout the season based on real-world performance. On top of that, Games of the Week will be highlighted in the top global match-ups for fans to enjoy.

EA SPORTS Football Club Match Day will be available for PlayStation, Xbox 360, and PC, and will be included in a FIFA Soccer 13 demo for all three platforms that will launch around the world on September 11.

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Capcom announces new IP: Remember Me

Capcom showed off quite a few highly anticipated games at their gamescom press conference like playable demos of DmC (Devil May Cry), Lost Planet 3, Resdient Evil 6 and Tekken x Street Fighter for the PSVita, but amongst those titles was a new one; Remember Me.

In Remember Me, players will take control of the game’s protagonist, Nilin, an elite memory hunter who isn’t only extremely athletic and trained in combat, but will also have the ability to invade minds to steal or alter a person’ memories. When Nilin’s own memories are erased, she begins her journey to reclaim her identity and discovers she can change the world.

Remember Me is going to be a third person action/adventure game set for release for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, which is developed by Paris based DONTNOD Entertainment, and scheduled for release in May of 2013.

 

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