JD.com Launches Xbox One Sales in China

BEIJING, July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JD.com, Inc. ("JD.com" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: JD), China's largest online direct sales company, began taking China pre-orders today for Microsoft Corporation's ("Microsoft")  Xbox One gaming console.   As part of an agreement between the companies, JD.com will have the exclusive right to accept pre-orders for Xbox One in China from July 28-30 through JD.com's Mobile QQ  and Weixin entry points.  "Launching Xbox One sales in China through JD.com's Weixin and Mobile QQ entry points underscores the … [Read more...]

Stern Pinball Inc. Brings Pinball Back to Comic-Con International

MELROSE PARK, Ill., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, announced today it will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014. Show attendees will have the opportunity to play Stern's newly re-released Iron Man Vault Edition machine, as well as the critically acclaimed Metallica pinball game. Fans will have a chance to meet Metallica's lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, enter to win exciting prizes and participate in Stern's fourth-annual pinball … [Read more...]

Lionsgate Partners with Finnish Game Developer Next Games

SANTA MONICA, Calif., and HELSINKI, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its recently-announced move into the gaming space, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, has formed a strategic partnership with the Finnish games developer Next Games and will make an investment in their extended Series A financing round, the two companies announced today. The announcement follows Lionsgate's recent appointment of games and digital media entrepreneur Peter Levin to be President of Interactive Ventures & Games. The … [Read more...]

GoPro Expands Xbox Entertainment Portfolio with New App Channel for Xbox One

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRO) today released four exclusive videos to the Xbox community to mark the launch of its GoPro Channel for the Xbox One® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft – an entertainment and e-commerce app that allows Xbox Live members worldwide* to stream GoPro content on-demand, share favorite videos, and purchase GoPro cameras and accessories.   The launch expands GoPro's visibility to the Xbox community, which has enjoyed GoPro video entertainment on Xbox 360 since … [Read more...]

GameStop Announces New Gift Card Exchange Powered By Cardpool

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes popular gaming technologies affordable and simple, today announced that GameStop customers can now conveniently exchange gift cards online for a GameStop e-gift card. The new offering is part of a partnership with Cardpool, a leading gift card exchange platform. With three easy steps, a consumer will be able to trade in plastic and e-gift cards online by filling out his or her individual gift card information at … [Read more...]

IGXE In-Game Currency Provider Announces 10th Anniversary With Exclusive MMORPG Offers

WILMINGTON, Del., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, IGXE, a website operated by Chongqing SoftIsland Co., Ltd. and a top player in the in-game currency market, is pleased to announce its forthcoming 10th Anniversary Celebration, even as it prepares to mark the day with special promo offers. With a view to providing value-adding MMO services to customers, IGXE, a leading supplier of in-game currencies, always strives to maintain its position as a leader in the industry. Now, the company announces its upcoming 10th Anniversary Celebration … [Read more...]

DraftKings Acquires DraftStreet; BALLR Next in Daily Fantasy Sports Hierarchy?

LAS VEGAS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The daily fantasy sports industry awoke to earth-shattering news that DraftKings Inc has acquired DraftStreet, effectively merging the second- and third-largest fantasy sports superpowers and posing the first significant threat to industry-leading FanDuel Inc. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140716/127760 The move comes at a critical time for the $492 million daily fantasy sports industry, as tens of thousands of players continue to sign on month after month and the NFL season - the … [Read more...]

Bacon Man Game is Cooking Crowdfunding

METHUEN, Mass., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Skymap Games announces a Kickstarter campaign for their tasty action platformer "Bacon Man". Featuring a tongue in cheek revenge story and cooperative gameplay, players take on the role of anti hero Bacon Man as he fights through the food groups. "We all knew this was a long time coming. The fact that I didn't have a video game sooner is completely inexcusable. I mean... come on. Everyone loves bacon! So yeah. Give me all of your money!" - Bacon Man, titular hero Backing the Kickstarter can … [Read more...]

Big Fish Launches “Cascade®” on Mobile Smartphones and Tablets

SEATTLE, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you ready to try the game that's making everyone finally quit crushing candies? Cascade® from Big Fish is available today for free on mobile devices. With 140 handcrafted puzzles to solve, Cascade combines a Match-3 game with a Slot Machine in an entirely new, patent-pending game mechanic. This combination results in a game that is both familiar and entirely unique, requiring both strategy and luck. The story of Cascade has you journeying alongside Jasper, a mole participating in the Great Cascade … [Read more...]

Baboon! for PS VITA Coming this Fall

BILBAO, Spain, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Relevo Videogames® today announced the imminent availability of Baboon! for the PlayStation®Vita console. Baboon! is the latest addition to the PS Vita game portfolio from indie game developer Relevo, it will be available this fall from the PlayStation®Store at a retail price of €9,95. Watch the video trailer. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140716/127457 Created by independent game studio Relevo Videogames, Baboon! is set to become an instant classic. Relevo specializes in … [Read more...]