Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows by Andrew Cratsley slated for release in September

CONCORD, N.C., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows by Andrew Cratsley will be released on September 1.  An inventive and intriguing work of fantasy, Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows will be published in trade paper and eBook editions. An extraordinary coming-of-age fantasy tale written by a dynamic new voice in the world of fantasy, Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows has garnered high advance praise. Kirkus Reviews notes that Cratsley "believably and authentically develop[s] his characters" … [Read more...]

2015 Game Developers Conference Call For Submissions Open Now Through August 28th

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech Game Network, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference® (GDC) 2015, are now accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels, posters and tutorials through Thursday, August 28th. GDC 2015 is the game industry's most comprehensive and longest running professionals-only conference, where game developers meet for a week of learning, networking and inspiration. GDC 2015, the event's 28th edition, will take place March 2nd-6th at the Moscone Convention Center in San … [Read more...]

Brooklyn Chess Festival-Great Family Summer Fun!

BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The first annual Brooklyn Chess Festival takes place on Saturday, August 9th at Dr. Ronald McNair Park on Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. The event is sponsored by New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and New York Chess and Games. It is free and open to the public. New York City Department Of Parks and Recreation, Deputy Chief Ronee Mattingly is "excited to see the festival launch and hopes that not only "Brooklynites" attend but that chess … [Read more...]

New Webroot Survey Reveals PC Gaming Vulnerable Against Online Threats

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study on security and PC gamers, conducted by Webroot, the market leader in cloud-based, real-time Internet threat detection, details the security perspective of players on their gaming systems. The study indicates that many gamers either disable their security or remove it altogether, thereby sacrificing protection to maximize system performance and leaving themselves vulnerable to gaming-focused malware and cyber-attacks. The study also provides guidelines for protecting online gaming … [Read more...]

Global Game-based Learning Market to Reach $2.4 Billion by 2018

SEATTLE, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ambient Insight CEO Tyson Greer gave two presentations at the Serious Play Conference in Los Angeles on July 22 and July 23. The first session was on the 2013-2018 Worldwide Game-based Learning Market and the second session was on recent innovations in Mobile Edugames. Both presentations are now available to download for free in the Event Section of the Ambient Insight Resource Library. http://www.ambientinsight.com/News/PublishedContent.aspx In her first presentation, Greer reported that the … [Read more...]

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...]