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Azubu Dedicated e-Sports Network Features Tons of Content for Gamers

By : Amanda Dyar on Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 3:30 PM

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Azubu has announced their coverage of the League of Legends World Championship Finals on their website. The site features real time stat overlays, pre-shows, chat with pros and friends and much more. Ready to learn more about Azubu and what all it has to offer? Read on to learn more.

From the 10/17 Press Release

Azubu, the premiere global eSports streaming platform, will begin its high-quality coverage of the League of Legends World Championship Finals tomorrow at 11:45pm PST as teams Samsung White (SW) and Star Horn Royal Club (SHRC) battle for the ultimate title in competitive gaming. Featuring live broadcasts powered by Brightcove technology and seamless live stats throughout the stream, Azubu’s dedicated World Championship destination is for eSports and gaming fans craving more than just a stream.


“We have created a unique viewing experience for the fans and can’t wait to deliver it with tomorrow’s Finals,” said Matt Gunnin, Director of Content at Azubu. “With our one-of-a-kind World Championship microsite, the audience has a single destination for all things WC.”

Azubu’s dedicated World Championship site features:

  • Real Time Stat Overlays - View key player and game stats which will update live during the action. Fans can choose which stats they want to see in real time.
  • Pre-Pre-Show – Tune into Azubu prior to the Finals for “The Azubu Worlds Pre-Show, Featuring Rift Rant”, the Pre-Pre-Show to end all Pre-Pre-Shows, all leading up to the Pre-Show at 11:45pm PST on Saturday, October 18.
  • Chat with Pros and Friends – The interactive chat channel supports multiple languages, with major eSports luminaries interacting during the action.
  • Post-Game Wrap Ups - Pros and the eSportspedia team break down the action and review highlights following the games.
  • Embeddable Stream



To learn more, check out the official Azubu website.
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Raptr Streaming New and Upcoming Games for Extra Life Event

Raptr has announced it will be teaming with several of the biggest developers in the video games industry to showcase several new and upcoming games for their Extra Life Stream. The event will raise money for the foundation while showcasing games such as Dragon Age: Inquisition from BioWare, Game 4 from The Behemoth and The Tomorrow Children from Q-Games. Read on for full details.





Most of the developers participating in Raptr’s Extra Life stream will be playing upcoming, unreleased games, offering fans a unique opportunity to check out hours of gameplay from some highly anticipated titles. The schedule of streaming partners is as follows (all times PDT):

Friday, October 24:
11-11:30 a.m. – World of Speed (My.com)
12-1 p.m. – The Evil Within (Bethesda)
3-4 p.m. – Game 4 (The Behemoth)
4-5 p.m. – Below (Capybara Games)
6-7 p.m. – The Tomorrow Children, Nom Nom Galaxy (Q-games)

Saturday, October 25:
9-10 a.m. – The Internet’s Jeff Green (Hit Detection, PopCap, EA)
10-11 a.m. – Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
11-12 p.m. – Warframe (Digital Extremes)
12-1 p.m. – Orcs Must Die! Unchained (Robot Entertainment)
1-2 p.m. – TOME: Immortal Arena (KIXEYE)
2-4 p.m. – Tera + Zombies Monsters Robots (new content) (En Masse Entertainment)
4-5 p.m. – The Long Dark (Hinterland Games)
5-5:30 p.m. – Never Alone (Upper One Games)
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Galak-Z (17-Bit)
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Smite (Hi-Rez Studios)

As incentives to help support this worthy cause, Raptr will be awarding a range of prizes – both through random drawings and for reaching specific fundraising targets – to Extra Life participants and donors. Details of how the various prizes will be awarded can be found at http://l.raptr.com/zcjal; among the top prizes are hardware, game codes and peripheral devices from AMD, CyberPowerPC, Gigabyte, XFX, Mionix and Astro. As one example, Raptr will raffle off a fully loaded CyberPowerPC complete with Radeon 290X graphics card to one lucky winner, chosen at random from among all those who stage their own marathon gaming session in support of Extra Life and post an Instant Replay clip to Raptr.com.

For more information on the event, check out the official Extra Life website.
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McLaren F1 Added to Slightly Mad Studios' World of Speed

The highly iconic McLaren F1 has been added to Slightly Mad Studio's World of Speed. The online racing game already features some of the most popular, high performance vehicles in the world, and fans can check out the game's newest update and get behind the wheel of the McLaren F1 right now! Read on.

One of the most iconic sports cars of all time, the McLaren F1 has been painstakingly recreated for the video game, World of Speed. With a top speed of 240 miles per hour, players will be able to experience both style and speed with this exotic sports car.

For more information on the game, check out the official World of Speed website.

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Dokuro Receives New Steam Greenlight Campaign For PC

GungHo Online Entertainment has announced the launch of a new Steam Greenlight campaign for Dokuro on PC. The game is currently available on PlayStation Vita, iOS and Android. Are you ready to learn more and check out the official details for Dokuro on PC? Read on.

From the Press Release
GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA), a multiplatform publisher for the online gaming community, today launched a Steam Greenlight campaign for its side-scrolling, puzzle-based adventure PC game Dokuro. Already available on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and mobile devices (iOS and Android), Dokuro is expected to be released on Windows PC based on the support of the Steam community.


A recipient of industry awards, including IGN's Best PS Vita Puzzle Games of 2012 and Just Push Start's Original Game of the Year for 2012, Dokuro is a zany action-puzzler that enables players to manipulate the game's environment and transform its diminutive protagonist between two forms - a nimble skeleton and a dashing prince - to solve a variety of puzzles in order to help an innocent princess escape the Dark Lord's fortress.

Dokuro challenges players to utilize both Dokuro's skeletal and hero forms to approach and tackle various puzzles, traps, spiked pits and boss battles to save the princess. With nearly 150 levels of escalating complexity and difficulty, Dokuro puts even the most seasoned puzzle and platform gaming veterans to the challenge.

To learn more, visit the official Dokuro's Steam Greenlight page.
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Developer Diary for Lords of the Fallen Takes a Look at Enemy Design

Namco Bandai and CI Games have teamed up to release a new developer diary promoting their upcoming game Lords of the Fallen. The next generation title will boast super impressive graphics and tough combat scenarios. The new diary, seen below, introduces the team behind the game and delves into the creation of enemies with strategic combat tactics and diverse weapon sets. Check out the new video below to learn more.


Discover the world of Lords of the Fallen in this new trailer. Will Harkyn, the world’s only hope, defeat the fallen god and his Rhogar armies? Only you will decide. Those who pre-order Lords of the Fallen will be bestowed with a special Limited Edition version that will include the official game soundtrack, Monk's Decipher DLC which enables players to uncover hidden secrets, and the Demonic Weapons Pack DLC that gives players three additional special weapons to wield in battle.

For more information on the game, check out the official Lords of the Fallen website.

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Lionsgate and Thunder Road Pictures Teaming Up with 505 Games for John Wick Inspired Payday 2 DLC

505 Games has announced a new collaboration with Lionsgate and Thunder Road Pictures for new Payday 2 exclusive content inspired by the upcoming film John Wick. The new content will include a new character, perk system, pistol and sunglasses. The content's release will mark the 1.5 million member to Crimefest. Fans can also receive a free Steam copy of Payday 2 when ordering tickets for John Wick on Fandango. Read on for more details.


“We’re big fans of Payday 2 and the team at Starbreeze, and we’re thrilled to kick off our partnership with such a cool movie,” said Lionsgate EVP of Digital Marketing Danielle DePalma. “The hyper-real action sequences in the film almost make you feel like you’re watching an insane video game, so we cannot wait to see John Wick in theaters as well as experience him in the game.”

“We continue working with great partners, this time with Lionsgate and their movie John Wick,” said Starbreeze Chief Executive Officer Bo Andersson Klint. “We’ve finally got a real hitman on our team. Being able to play as John Wick in Payday 2 ahead of the movie’s release is a great reward for our loyal Payday 2 community, which reached the final milestone of 1.5 million members in our Payday 2 Steam group before our 12-day Crimefest event.”

“Lionsgate’s entry into the game space is continuing to build momentum with the addition of another great partner and a tremendous piece of IP,” said Lionsgate President of Interactive Ventures & Games Peter Levin. “We’re delighted to capitalize on this opportunity to collaborate with a world-class partner like Starbreeze whose unique action community includes millions of our target fans.”

The exclusive package of DLC includes --


  • John Wick, a new playable character in Payday 2
  • A new perk system called Hitman, which includes features such as Akimbo, the ability to dual wield weapons, a favorite of John Wick himself
  • A new pistol with accompanying weapon modifications and a new knife melee weapon
  • Three cool-looking sunglasses to customize and wear
  • Lionsgate has also recently announced partnerships with game developers Kabam and Next Games. The John Wick film is already generating rave reviews and has a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.


For more information on the content, check out the official Payday 2 Crimefest website.

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The Voice Out Now for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and Wii

Activision has announced the launch of The Voice for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo Wii. The game features popular songs from all time and includes multiple game modes including Party Mode for up to eight players and Voice Coach Mode, where players can learn to sing in the game. Read on to learn more.



Featuring compelling solos, powerful duets and heart-pumping head-to-head Battle Rounds, The Voice video game nails the drama and emotion of the TV series from the Blind Auditions all the way to the Finale. Players can go through a range of single and multiplayer game modes, battling rival singers on the road to stardom. Party Mode lets up to eight friends duke it out over chart-topping classic and modern hits across every genre from rock and pop to country and R&B, including songs from key moments on the show including popular songs like:


  • “Counting Stars”
  • “Apologize”
  • “Brave”
  • “My Songs Know What you Did in the Dark”
  • “You Won’t Find This”
  • “Over You”


While The Voice video game is designed to accommodate newcomers by rewarding passionate performances, its scoring system is sophisticated enough to let creative, exceptional singers shine. Players can even go in-depth to learn professional-level techniques and improve with simple, responsive feedback in Voice Coach Mode.

For more information on the game, check out the official The Voice website.

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Obsidian Entertainment Reveals Cold Strike Map for Armored Warfare

Obsidian Entertainment has revealed new details for the Cold Strike map for their upcoming game Armored Warfare. Players can currently sign-up for the game's beta to access the new free-to-play content and battle online with thousands of players from around the world. Check out the new Cold Strike trailer below to learn more.





Cold Strike is a distinct winter map with blizzards, decreased visibility and muddy roads. These conditions are not ideal for heavily armored vehicles and tanks and require players to choose their tactics carefully. The level is 1.2 square kilometers in size and includes a city, suburbs, a river, a train station and more, all in the shadow a snowy castle.

For more information or to sign-up for the game's beta, check out the official Armored Warfare website.

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Sony Online Entertainment Reveals Halloween Events and Promotions

Sony Online Entertainment has announced the kickoff of its annual Halloween themed events and promotions that will take place for several of its titles including DC Universe Online, Dragon's Prophet, EverQuest and more. Are you ready to jump into the seasonal celebration and check out the latest news? Read on.

From the Press Release

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is kicking off its annual Halloween seasonal events and promotions for players across its games portfolio, including DC Universe™ Online, Dragon's Prophet, EverQuest®, EverQuest®II, Landmark™, and PlanetSide®2. With many activities already underway and extending as far as through early November, players will be tricked or treated to in-game Halloween events, contests, activities and promotional items in each game. This year's treats will also feature Halloween items created by players through SOE's successful Player Studio program, offering them the opportunity to create (and earn money from) in-game items sold in the marketplace of their favorite participating title. Players are encouraged to login daily as to not miss any of the festivities!


DC Universe Online: Oct. 6 - Nov. 2

The Witching Hour is back! Everyone's favorite witch-boy, Klarion, has returned to Gotham City this year, and he's up to his old mischief as Halloween approaches. All previous years' activities and rewards are back, including the Midnight Masquerade under the Events tab in the On-Duty menu, and a redecorated Gotham City. To help players get even more ready for the season and assist in any Haunted Bases or Halloween Party planning, the Halloween Sale is also now live in the Marketplace, including savings up to 30% on various items. For more information visit: https://www.dcuniverseonline.com/news/archive/dc-universe-online-halloween-event-and-sale-2014.

Dragon's Prophet: Oct. 9 - Nov. 6

We're bringing back the Styx Festival Halloween Event, which opens up a special zone with Halloween themed events! Aspiring Prophets must once again muster up the courage to adventure through a haunted Auratia while battling Abyss dragons and other monsters. Players will also have access to new Halloween-themed items, including transformation potions that will change players into skeletal warriors, zombies and more - plus lots of season-themed weapons, eggs, and housing items on sale. For more information visit: https://www.dragonsprophetthegame.com/.

EverQuest: Oct. 15 - Nov. 5

Norrath is a bit creepier and crawlier than usual, with a number of seasonal tricks and treats as well as the occasional undead encounter. It's the time of year, once again, as necromancers emerge from the shadows and darkness begins to fall across the lands! Brave Norrathians must be on their guard as vampires roam in more places than just Kithicor Forest. Both tricks and treats are plentiful as festive merchants return to starting cities just in time for the holiday celebrations. Are you ready for some spooky adventures? Nights of the Dead has returned to Norrath. For more information visit: https://www.everquest.com/news/nights-of-the-dead-2014.

EverQuest II: Oct. 9 - Nov. 3

No area of Norrath is safe, as the chill sets in and darkness falls on the lands. Ghouls begin to emerge from the shadows and both tricks and treats are plentiful. Whether players enjoy crafting holiday items or are looking for a spooky adventure, there's something for all Norrathians to celebrate as Nights of the Dead returns to EQII! For more information please visit: https://www.everquest2.com/news/nights-of-the-dead-norrath-2014.

Landmark: Oct. 2 - Oct. 17

There's a brisk chill in the air, the nights are getting longer, and pumpkin-spiced everything is filling the shelves. And, of course, Halloween decorations are beginning to appear! In Landmark, we are celebrating this happily haunted time of year with a building competition! The theme for this competition is Halloween, of course! What does that mean? Could it be a cute trick-or-treat neighborhood? A spooky graveyard? A haunted hotel? A gigantic pumpkin sculpture? YES! All of those and more. If it's Halloween-themed, players can submit it to the competition, which ends tonight at midnight PDT. Winners will be announced by Oct. 29. For more information please visit: https://forums.station.sony.com/landmark/index.php?threads/spooky-spots-happy-haunts-its-time-for-a-building-competition.48832/.

PlanetSide 2: Sept. 30 - Nov. 2

A brand new seasonal event, "Nanite of the Living Dead," has been introduced, featuring a new Pumpkin Hunt alert and the chance to purchase limited-time only masks, plus multiple other spooky seasonal activities to enjoy. For more information visit https://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/index.php?threads/game-update-10-2.202869/.
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Magic 2015 Announces Garruk's Revenge DLC

By : BGG Staff on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 3:49 PM

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers is about to get bigger and better than ever with the launch of the Garruk's Revenge DLC starting on November 5, 2014. The new content will add four new campaign levels, new decks cards and more for only $4.99. Additionally, the main game will receive a major update to make every card in the game unlockable through gameplay. Read on for more details.


Available for $4.99, Garruk's Revenge will feature a collection of fan-favorite cards from the Alara block, delighting and challenging new and long-time Magic fans alike. With four new campaign levels and an expanded explore level, players will take on the role of Garruk, using his deck to battle their way through challenging foes. With every victory Garruk's deck improves, and players will unlock cards from Alara to later modify their own deck creations as they hunt their prey across the planes of the Multiverse.

Along with the release of Garruk's Revenge, all cards in both the original Magic 2015 campaign, Hunt Bigger Game and the Expansion are now entirely earnable through gameplay. With the release of this expansion, players who have unlocked access to the game's five initial chapters (Innistrad, Theros, Ravnica, Zendikar, and Shandalar) now have the opportunity to earn Battle Boosters (previously called Premium Boosters) by winning multiplayer matches.

Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers is the perfect way to start playing the world's best strategy game, as well as a great way for existing fans to share their favorite game with their friends. Magic: The Gathering is the first and most widely played trading card game with more than 20 million players and fans worldwide.

For more information on the game, check out the official Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers website.

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