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Headline News Target Announces Reservation Program for Popular Video Games

Press Release from Target Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS -- Target announced today a new reservation program that offers guests a chance to reserve the biggest and most popular video game titles. Beginning April 19, Target guests can purchase a collectible reservation card, only in stores, for $1. When they bring the reservation card back within seven days of release to purchase their game, they will receive a $5 Target GiftCard to put toward a future purchase.

Headline News F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin "Toy Soldiers" Map Pack Now Available

Press Release from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

F.E.A.R. 2: PROJECT ORIGIN players can venture into Alma's universe from a new perspective in the "Toy Soldiers" multiplayer map pack, now available for FREE DOWNLOAD on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation Network for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via portals like Direct2Drive, Fileplanet and Steam. A new premium theme and picture pack for Xbox 360, as well as a new theme for PlayStation 3 are also available.

Headline News Ubisoft Announces Assassin's Creed 2

Press Release from Ubisoft

SAN FRANCISCO -- April 16, 2009 -- Today Ubisoft announced that Ubisoft Montreal is developing ASSASSIN'S CREED II on all current-generation platforms for a scheduled Holiday 2009 release. The initial installment of ASSASSIN'S CREED was released in November 2007 to popular and critical success, selling 8 million copies worldwide and garnering awards such as Best Action Game 2007 from 1UP and Outstanding Achievement in Animation from the AIAS.

Headline News New Details on Beatles Rock Band Game

Press Release from MTV Networks

NEW YORK, April 16 -- Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE:VIA)(NYSE:VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today revealed the first details surrounding THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND (http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com/) Limited Edition Premium Bundle which will include:

-- THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND software-- Hofner Bass controller: Large scale replica of the Bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney

Headline News EA Mobile Announces Five New Titles for Feature Phones

LOS ANGELES -- EA Mobile, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced the availability of five new games for mobile phones, including AMERICAN IDOL, DOWNTOWN TEXAS HOLD'EM, MYSTERY MANIA, CRANIUM, and HELL'S KITCHEN. From singing to poker, potions, puzzles, and cooking, this month's lineup includes a range of gameplay experiences that will appeal to all kinds of mobile gamers.

Headline News Blizzard, NetEase Partner in Mainland China on World of Warcraft

Press Release from Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

SHANGHAI, April 16 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and NetEase.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) today announced that Blizzard Entertainment's WORLD OF WARCRAFT will be licensed to an affiliated company of NetEase.com, Inc. in mainland China for a term of 3 years following the expiration of the current license agreement.

Headline News Sega's Virtua Tennis 2009 Ready for Wii Motion Plus

Press Release from SEGA of America, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO (April 14, 2009) -- SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that VIRTUA TENNIS 2009 will support the new Wii MotionPlus feature. This means that for the first time Nintendo Wii system owners will be able to experience the thrill of real tennis by holding the Wii Remote like a tennis racket. The Wii MotionPlus feature will let players hit left and right by swinging the Wii Remote in that direction. Performing lobs and slice shots is as simple as mimicking the real-life technique.

Headline News Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity Drops into Retail

Press Release from Deep Silver, Inc.

Hermosa Beach, Calif. - April 15 - Deep Silver, Inc, a publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced that PROFESSOR HEINZ WOLFF'S GRAVITY for Wii and Nintendo DS systems is now available in retail stores throughout North America.

Headline News Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion to Stream on Crunchyroll

San Francisco, CA (April 15, 2009) Crunchyroll announced today that it is partnering with Bandai Channel to bring blockbuster hits CODE GEASS Lelouch of the Rebellion from legendary anime studio Sunrise to Crunchyroll starting today. More information can be found at www.crunchyroll.com/CodeGeass.

Headline News Create Toys and Treats in New PC Game Everything Nice

Press Release from Namco Networks

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Turn a run-down toy factory into a top-notch assembly line in EVERYTHING NICE, a casual PC game from Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for mass-market casual gamers, and game developer Mean Hamster Software, Inc.

Headline News Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Coming to Videogames

Press Release from Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. and Feld Entertainment

E3 Expo 2009NEW YORK -- From a dizzying height high above thousands of cheering circus fans in New York City's famous Madison Square Garden, 2K Play, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) and Feld Entertainment, Inc. revealed that RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY will be taking the excitement of "The Greatest Show on Earth" to the next level by partnering to develop circus-themed video games.

Headline News New Thomas & Friends Website Launched in China

Press Release from HIT Entertainment

14 April 2009, London & Beijing -- HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights owners has announced the launch of an all new THOMAS & FRIENDS website in China. www.thomasandfriends.cn launched this month in Chinese.

The THOMAS & FRIENDS global website attracts more than 30 million visitors each month and is one of the most popular websites for preschool properties in the world.

Headline News TELETOON and TELETOON Detour Now on iTunes

Press Release from TELETOON

Toronto -- TELETOON today announces the availability of its tween-targeted and adult-orientated programming as TELETOON and TELETOON Detour launch on the iTunes Store in Canada (www.itunes.ca).

Headline News New Spells, Training Point Buyback Among New Features in Wizard101 Online Game

Press Release from KingsIsle Entertainment

Plano, Texas - April 13, 2009 - Online entertainment company KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc. today announced a Wizard101 (www.wizard101.com) game update with features that include powerful new spells, a Training Points Buyback system, and a Quest Helper.

WIZARD101 is a mainstream massively multiplayer online (MMO) game that has attracted well over one million players. The new features now live in the 3D virtual world include:

New High Level Spells

Headline News EYA Interactive's Epic MMORPG Titan Online Enters Grand Open Beta

Press Release from EYA Interactive

April 13, 2009 -- EYA Interactive Co. Ltd. (EYA Interactive), one of the world's premier multimedia entertainment service providers, announced today that TITAN ONLINE, its free-to-play, massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), will enter into the Grand open beta on April 28. Players can get a taste for this martial arts fantasy by logging in at http://titan.eyagames.com.

Headline News Konami Announces Zombie Apocalypse for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network

Press Release from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

LOS ANGELES - April 13, 2009 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, an upcoming downloadable game for Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation Network. As heavily equipped gunslingers, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE sets players on a mission to destroy as many zombies as possible in order save the last remaining human survivors.

Headline News Webcarzz Announces Name Change to Vector City Racers

Press Release from Vector Entertainment

Webcarzz, Inc. today announced a planned corporate name change to Vector Entertainment and product name change to VECTOR CITY RACERS. The new product name, VECTOR CITY RACERS, is intended to better represent the Company's casual MMO/virtual world. Vector Entertainment and MCS Games are developing an upcoming virtual world targeted to boys and their affinity for racing. In celebration of the new name, Vector Entertainment also announced the Fastest Road to Fun Contest.

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