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Evil Geniuses and Razer Celebrate Today As Their Dota 2 Team Places Third In The International 2014

By : Amanda Dyar on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 9:09 PM

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Evil Geniuses and Razer are in celebration today as their Dota 2 team has placed third in The International 2014. The tournament featured some of the very best Dota players in the world and took place at the KeyArena in Seattle. The win earned the team over $1 million dollars in prize money which is a new record for a United States based team. Read on to learn more.

From the Press Release
Evil Geniuses, the western world’s premier professional gaming team, and Razer, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of eSports and a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, made history today celebrating Evil Geniuses’ Dota 2 team, which placed third at The International 2014.

Evil Geniuses’ finish earned the team just over $1 million, a record for a U.S.-based team. The crowd-sourced prize pool for the entire tournament topped $10 million, easily a record amount for professional gaming tournaments.

The International 2013 held the previous overall eSports prize pool record at $2.8 million.

Evil Geniuses’ five-man team from America – Peter “ppd” Dager, Mason "Mason" Venne, Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora, Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and Ludwig “zai” Wahlberg –used Razer’s award-winning gaming mice, keyboards and mouse mats to achieve victory.

“The tournament featured the very best Dota 2 players in the world, and it took an incredible amount of practice and teamwork for us to finish the way we did,” says Dager, who serves as team captain. “Dota 2 is won and lost in fractions of a second. It came down to us being one of the most prepared and most skilled teams there.”

The finals were held at the KeyArena in Seattle. The venue has hosted a Beatles concert, an NBA All-Star game and other headline events. The International 2014 sold out its 10,000 tickets for the KeyArena in one hour in April.

“We’ve been sponsoring some of the world’s most talented and successful video game teams – like Evil Geniuses – since the inception of eSports,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We hope this amazing event is a sign of things to come for professional gaming and Dota 2, and we intend to be a major part of that growth moving forward.”

Razer sponsors hundreds of competitive gamers from around the world. The company has been supporting eSports from its most formative years.

To learn more, visit the official Razer website.
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The Cryomancer Class Revealed For Skyforge With New Video, The Allods Team and Obsidian Entertainment have announced new details for their upcoming title, Skyforge. Players will get their first glimpse at the Cryomancer character class with the brand new video before they embark on their epic journey as immortal champions tasked with defending their planet from invaders. Are you ready to learn more? Read on.

The Cryomancer is a dangerous opponent that inflicts massive amounts of damage using the primordial power of cold. With the power of ice at his fingertips, the Cryomancer has the ability to literally stop enemies in their tracks by freezing them into blocks of ice. The primary role of a Cryomancer is to dish out damage quickly from a distance. The Cryomancer can quickly and easily control the battlefield by freezing large groups of enemies before they can overwhelm the Cryomancer and his allies. Even if enemies can get close to the Cryomancer, they are in for a deadly surprise: The Cryomancer has enough tricks to easily get away, including making a frozen decoy copy of themselves.

To learn more, visit the official Skyforge website.

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Go Behind The Scenes of UemeU With New Unveiling Footage

Omnigon Games has released a brand-new video for UemeU. The new trailer is the official unveiling footage with the CEO of Omnigon Games and the lead developer Jeremy Hindle. Gamers will get a exciting walkthrough of all of the gameplay possibilities that will be available in UemeU. Read on to learn more.

With the game currently in Alpha testing and Beta coming soon, UemeU ("You-Me-You") brings a next-generation sandbox experience offering the freedom for players to build whatever and play however they choose. The game features two distinct, simultaneously playable game modes -- Build and Play -- which players can freely switch between. In Build mode, players take the role of a giant gauntlet in the sky that controls shapes, materials, functionality (gadgets), physics, weather, lighting, world terrain, and even time. In Play mode, players take control of an extremely customizable avatar that exists simultaneously in the same world interacting, surviving, completing, and achieving whatever has been crafted or is being created by yourself, or other players, in multiplayer.

To learn more, visit the official UemeU website.

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The Sims 4 Receives New Gameplay Trailer With 20 Minutes of Raw Footage

Electronic Arts has announced that the Sims 4 has received an exciting new gameplay trailer that shows off live, uncut footage for the very first time since the game was announced. The new trailer for Sims 4 is around  20-minutes long and features raw gameplay to provide fans with a small glimpse of what they can expect when the title releases on September 2nd for PC.

About Sims 4
The Sims 4 takes this best-selling franchise to an entirely new generation. Our new Sims have been reinvented into smarter, emotionally rich characters who come to life through a combination of their free will and player direction. Players control the mind, body, and now the heart of these new Sims and bring their stories to life with richness and texture that has never before been possible in the franchise. Pair these revolutionary new Sims with brand new creative tools that are powerful, tactile, and easy to use, and the all-new Gallery, which allows players to access other players’ The Sims 4 user generated content directly from the game, and the result is a stimulating new gameplay experience that powers a new era for The Sims.

To learn more, visit the official Sims 4 website.

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Fast & Furious 6: The Game Now Available On Facebook

Kabam has announced that Fast & Furious 6: The Game is now available on Facebook. Gamers can play the game through a browser via the Facebook platform where they can experience the street racing action like never before. Are you ready to join in on the fun and experience Fast & Furious 6: The Game today? Read on to learn more.

From the Press Release
Kabam, the leader in the western world for free-to-play core games, today released its hit game Fast & Furious 6: The Game on Facebook. The move makes adrenaline-fueled street racing action available through a browser on Facebook’s global platform. The game was developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing.

Based on the global blockbuster movie franchise, Fast & Furious 6: The Game has been available on mobile devices for more than one year. Releasing the game on Facebook opens a vast new global audience and marks the first fully cross-platform game from Kabam, allowing players to easily continue their same game from mobile devices to traditional browser-based computing environments via Facebook. The Fast & Furious franchise currently has the largest fan base of all active film franchises with more than 300 million fans and followers on official film and talent pages along with more than 1 billion friends of fans.

“Fast & Furious 6: The Game on mobile has been a breakthrough game for Kabam,” said Mike DeLaet, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Business Development at Kabam. “The game’s AAA quality, exciting racing action and real-life cars have been a hit with mobile players worldwide. Opening the game’s world on Facebook gives existing players more flexibility and introduces the game to new audiences around the world.”

Upon its launch in May 2013, Fast & Furious 6: The Game became an instant hit, zooming to the top of the app charts in more than 100 countries. Apple named the game as Editor’s Choice in more than 90 countries. Since then, the game has racked up more than 52 million installs globally.

“Fast & Furious 6: The Game is the perfect title to show how quickly companies can take their games cross platform with Facebook," said Dan Morris, Director of Games Partnerships, Facebook. "This Unity-based game on Facebook allows players to enjoy high-fidelity play across mobile and web without losing any of their gameplay between platforms.”

Kabam has a long and fruitful history with Facebook. Kabam released its first game, Kingdoms of Camelot on Facebook in 2009. The Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has gone on to generate more than $250 million in revenue in less than four years. In December of last year, Kabam released the robot-shooting mobile game, Blastron, on Facebook as well.

Deep Hollywood relationships and access to blockbuster intellectual property (IP) is a key differentiator for Kabam in the free-to-play games sector. Kabam is a leader in taking an established film and extending that brand into mobile and web games that create new levels of engagement for global audiences long after a movie’s theatrical run. Kabam has experienced massive growth since its founding as a games company a little more than four years ago. The company now has more than 800 employees in offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Kabam generated more than $360 million in revenue in 2013, a 100 percent growth over 2012.

To learn more, visit the official Kabam website.
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New Details For Light in the Dark Being Revealed At PAX Prime 2014

Dreamgate Studios has announced that attendees of PAX Prime 2014 will get an early glimpse at the gameplay of Light in the Dark. Light in the Dark will release in the near future for iOS, Windows and Android devices for the low price of $1.99. Ready to learn more? Read on.

From the Press Release
Mobile gamers that want a new challenge can look forward to September 2014 when Dreamgate Studios releases Light in the Dark, a physics and color blending puzzle game hybrid. PAX Prime 2014 attendees will get an early look at the title, which will be demoed in the Academy of Interactive Entertainment's booth.

Light in the Dark will test players' wits as they help the cute colorful-cartoon species known as totems find and rescue their babies, lost in the labyrinths of long forgotten tombs. Baby totems are reunited with their parents by spotlighting the children in a specific color, requiring gamers to bend and blend sources of light. Navigating the ancient mazes in Light in the Dark requires quick thinking and reactions to avoid the many obstacles as well as evil mummies and other creatures lurking in the shadows of the burial ground.

While this is the first title by Dreamgate Studios, it is far from the only game the developers have worked on. The team is comprised of industry veterans whose resumes' cite AAA series including X-Com, Bioshock and Fallout.

"We are drawing on the decades of development experience acquired from working on gamers' favorite franchises to deliver a quick, fun and engaging experience," David De Margheriti, CEO, Dreamgate Studios, explains. "Based on feedback we received during testing, Light in the Dark's colorful environments filled with strategic challenges, should be right on the mark for puzzle lovers."

Light in the Dark will be available for $1.99 USD in the App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Apps+Games Store at launch.

To learn more, visit the official Light in the Dark website.

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