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Heroes Charge Makes Its Way To Televisions In Over 25 Countries This Holiday Season With New Commercial

By : Amanda Dyar on Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 4:32 PM

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Heroes Charge, which is free-to-play, will be appearing on gamers television this holiday season with a large campaign showing around 25 countries. Are you ready to check out the new Heroes Charge commercial on Comedy Central, Adult Swim, USA and more? Read on!


From the Press Release
The wildly addictive free-to-play mobile battle arena card game, Heroes Charge, is heading straight to the living room this holiday season with a massive television campaign that spans 25 countries and dozens of cable networks targeting those with the most popular programming for the game’s 18-44 year old demographic. Channels include Comedy Central, Adult Swim, SpikeTV, FX, FXX, ESPN, ESPN2, MTV, Esquire, USA, NBC Sports, Bravo and Discovery.


“uCool is going huge across cable this holiday season to reach mainstream consumers who are second screening their favorite TV shows. We know players are enjoying games on their phones and tablets as they watch South Park on their TV screen. Our game delivers that powerful adrenaline rush players are seeking between moments of their shows. With action-packed battles, a vast array of colorful heroes, quick progression, and rich rewards, we know once players get a taste of Heroes Charge, they’ll be hooked!” said Lu Lu, CEO, uCool.

The commercials will air from December 20 through January 23 in the US and run throughout January globally. The first commercial is a 30-second spot produced by the award-winning studios of Brazen Animation and FAILSAFE Creative Group, and features popular characters from the game, invading skeletal warriors getting zapped by the electrifying mage, Emberstar.

“Heroes Charge has been on a tear since we officially launched weeks ago and has been rapidly climbing the charts. We’re now #1 in 120 countries with over 6 million downloads and over 160,000 player reviews,” said Jim Ngui, Heroes Charge Producer. “We pride ourselves on not only delivering a stellar gameplay experience, but also providing twice monthly updates and engaging community events to ensure that players always have something fresh and exciting to do.”

The December release introduces hundreds of hours of new gameplay including a level cap raise from L80 to L90, two thrilling new features: Grand Arena, for mind-blowing 15v15 PvP battling, and Outland Portal, where random bosses break into your homeland to dispatch wicked PvE combat with epic loot drops. There are also three new heroes: Fallen Dominion, a front line damage dealer who transforms into a powerful demon with a mirror of himself, Cloud Walker, a midline agile hero who confuses enemies by creating weaker clones of himself, and Vanguard Warrior (December's check-in hero), a frontline warrior who creates chaos when charging into enemy formations.

All throughout the winter break, from December 18 through January 2, weekdays 10am PT on the Heroes Charge Facebook Wall, Community Manager CorgiKing will host fireside chats with the Twelve Days of Heroes Charge where players are invited to discuss the new content and hear tales of their favorite heroes for a chance to win 100 gems a day. Winners announced Monday, January 5. For details, check out the Heroes Charge Holiday Events Guide.

Developed and published by Menlo Park studio, uCool, Heroes Charge is available for free on iOS and Android. For more information, and to join the Heroes Charge communities, please visit the Heroes Charge Website, Facebook and Twitter pages, and YouTube channel.

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Kalimba (Video Game Review)

Press Play has launched Kalimba for Xbox One for the low price of $9.99 allowing gamers to control a set of animated totems on an epic quest. The storyline for Kalimba is rather straight-forward with players tasked with overthrowing an evil shaman to save the Kalimbi people. What really stands out most in the game is the unique "trixelated" art work that is based around the shape of a triangle. Ready to learn more? Read on!

Kalimba officially released on December 17 via the Xbox Games Store with a PC release set to follow in January 2015. The biggest draw to Kalimba is its challenging puzzle design that corresponds to your colored totems within the game environment. Gamers will spend hours on end trying to get their totems to the end of each level while trying to break their high score each time.

The visual and sound elements in Kalimba are simplistic in nature, but they still manage to go a long way. The bright visuals compliment the fun puzzle-platforming aspect to a tee to present gamers with an overall pleasant gameplay experience. The single-player portion of Kalimba requires getting your totem pole from one end of the map to other while avoiding enemies and pitfalls. Gamers are often tasked with guiding two totem pieces of different color variations through an obstacle-filled environment that requires solving intricate puzzles to proceed. Kalimba will definitely test your patience as you perfectly try to align totem pieces to hit buttons and jumps simultaneously without succumbing to the enemy forces around you.



Kalimba requires that players push the boundaries of physics with death-defying movements that often require a well-developed strategy to succeed. The game offers around four to eight hours of gameplay with your first playthrough depending on your skill level. The replay value for Kalimba is rather high since gamers can spend hours trying to beat their best scores and improve their performance with each playthrough.

While Kalimba provides solid mechanics and an overall enjoyable platforming experience--the biggest downfall of Kalimba was the slightly wonky controls, especially in single-player campaign, alongside the sensitive physic-based movements. There were moments in the game that if you didn't hit a button or area just right then you could die and have to restart from your most recent checkpoint. And no one likes repeatedly dying! However, when you make it to the end of the level, the victory is that much sweeter. Gamers who become easily frustrated with puzzles will probably enjoy playing co-op mode with a friend since it makes gameplay a lot more satisfying.

In the end, Kalimba does offer up a challenging and unique experience despite its most basic visuals and sound design. The physics and gravity movements can be a bit touchy but that doesn't completely hinder the game's overall level of enjoyment. If you love challenging and intricate puzzle platformers then Kalimba is definitely for you. But if you are the type of gamer that easily gets frustrated when it comes to puzzles then you may find certain aspects of Kalimba less enjoyable. It is important to always take your interests and playstyle into account before picking up any game because this can change your entire perspective of it. Kalimba does offer up many hours of fun entertainment and should be a title worth considering this holiday season.

Kalimba is now available for Xbox One for $9.99 and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. To learn more, visit the official Press Play website.

Game Features:
  • Single Player
  • Fun Local Co-op Mode
  • Colorful Visuals
  • Leaderboard Support
  • Achievement Support

Game Information:
Developer/Publisher: Press Play
Platforms: Xbox One (reviewed)
Release Date: December 17, 2014
Score: 8.5 out of 10



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Far Cry 4 Receiving Escape From Durgesh Prison DLC This January

Ubisoft has announced new DLC for Far Cry 4 which is set to release on January 13, 2015. Escape from Durgesh Prison will challenge players to race against the clock to complete challenges and rise to the top of the leaderboards. Read on.

From the Press Release
Ubisoft® announced that Escape from Durgesh Prison, a new piece of downloadable content for Far Cry 4, will be released on January 13, 2015. In this challenging time trial players will race against the clock and other players to complete challenges for a spot atop the leader boards.


In Escape from Durgesh Prison Ajay and Hurk wake up after being captured, tortured and stripped of their weapons in Yuma’s prison. Thrown in the dangerous world of Kyrat without anything to defend themselves with, players will complete a series of challenges to find weapons and unlock new skills while trying to reach the extraction point to safety.

Playable in single player and coop, this difficult mode will keep players running across Kyrat to complete side objectives dictated by Pagan Min to recover their lost weapons and upgrade their gear before a final stand-off with Yuma's forces. To ramp up the challenge, when players die they must start the mission over again and use the knowledge and skills they gained during their previous run through to help them reach their extraction point successfully.

Escape from Durgesh Prison is available as part of the Far Cry 4 Season Pass or can be purchased separately for $9.99. The Season Pass is still available for purchase for $29.99, a savings of 20% compared to buying each piece of content individually, and includes Escape from Durgesh Prison as well as the content below:

  • The Syringe – Already available exclusively for Season Pass holders, players must keep a rare and potent recipe from falling into the hands of Pagan Min’s forces. Playable in single-player and co-op, players will need to ensure that he does not use its devastating effects on the rebel forces.
  • Hurk Deluxe Pack – Five missions, playable in single-player and co-op, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s Redemption are available. Access an arsenal of new weapons including a harpoon gun for Hurk.
  • Overrun – Team up as Rakshasa or Golden Path in this PvP mode and control a series of neutral locations across Kyrat’s countryside to protect them from being overrun by your opponents.
  • Valley of the Yetis – Ajay’s helicopter has crashed on an unforgiving Himalayan ridge. Explore the frozen landscape and find tools to upgrade your camp and protect it from a dangerous cult when night falls. With single-player and co-op options, players will not be alone, but in the darkest caves players will have more to fear than the cult as the yetis await their prey…

In Far Cry 4 players will experience the most expansive and immersive Far Cry game ever, in an entirely new, massive open-world. Players will find themselves in Kyrat, a breath taking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape. Developed by Ubisoft Montréal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios, Far Cry 4 is now available worldwide.

To learn more, visit the official Far Cry 4 website.
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Warface Receives Ambush Update Alongside Exciting Holiday News

Warface players can now venture through "Ambush" with a new update for Operation Cold Peak. Gamers who login and play from now until December 25th in Warface will also find their inventory packed with Warface dollars and fun Christmas outfits. Read on.

From the Press Release
Warface players can now delve deeper into Blackwood's Siberian stronghold as the latest map in a new winter setting arrives today. The second level in the Operation Cold Peak update, "Ambush" challenges teams to storm a ruined castle and then hold strong when their mission turns out to be a deadly trap. With the enemy closing in, players will have to risk it all as they work together to build defenses around their position whilst holding off wave after wave of attackers. If they do make it out of the castle in one piece, the appearance of a menacing Blackwood helicopter on the horizon will initiate the next nerve-racking showdown. Team Warface is cornered, massively outnumbered, and a long way from home – but in the midst of these snow-bound mountains, it is perhaps Mother Nature that will spring the ultimate surprise.


Ambush follows on from the "Spearhead" map in Operation Cold Peak – a new string of missions that brings winter to Warface and provides the starkest of tests for experienced players. Also coming to Warface as part of today's update is a sackful of festive content and a series of special gifts for players. Every day between now and December 25th, players who log in to Warface will find their inventories boosted with everything from bonus Warface Dollars to quirky Christmas outfits and Yuletide weapons. On top of these giveaways, two new items have been added to the shop – namely a Christmas Gift Box which doubles as a devious directional mine, and the Christmas Firecracker; a powerful pistol which resembles a Christmas cracker but goes off with a significantly bigger bang! Once players are suited, booted and armed to the teeth, the Versus Hangar map – now once again completely revamped in honor of the holidays – is the perfect place to spread some seasonal fear.

To learn more, visit the official Warface website.

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