Marvel Comes To Disney Infinity This Fall

Disney Interactive made the addition of Marvel characters to Disney Infinity official at a media event Wednesday morning in Hollywood, CA with the unveiling of the upcoming “Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes.” The “2.0” incarnation of the free-ranging “toys to life” video game franchise is scheduled for release in fall 2014, starting with the Avengers of the massively successful 2012 film — Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye — with more characters set to follow.

Beyond the Avengers, a trailer also showed, on the villain side, Loki, M.O.D.O.K. and copious crowds of Frost Giants, plus “Guardians of the Galaxy” fixtures Rocket Raccoon and Groot, Iron Patriot, recent movie star The Winter Soldier and — briefly, at the very end — Green Goblin and Spider-Man, the only “Infinity 2.0” characters showed at the event outside the purview of the Marvel Studios film franchise. Additionally, the game will add new Power Disc-activated vehicles, including a “sky cycle,” a mini-Helicarrier and S.H.I.E.L.D. hovercar Lola, straight from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

via Bendis & Quesada Welcome Marvel Super Heroes to “Disney Infinity 2.0” – Comic Book Resources.

Big Names in Games Come Out for Spike TV’s ‘Video Game Awards 2009’

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Big Names in Games Come Out for Spike TV’s ‘Video Game Awards 2009’

“Megastars from the worlds of video games, Hollywood, music, sports and more will gather to pay tribute to the outstanding achievements within the video game industry during the past year at Spike TV’s 7th Annual “Video Game Awards 2009.” Broadcasting in over 180 territories and countries, the VGAs will be a global celebration of all things gaming as it premieres LIVE on Spike TV Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 PM, ET (tape delay west coast). “

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New Games Debuting at VGAs

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Blockbuster Global Premieres of Medal of Honor, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten:

“The biggest night of the year for the video game industry just got bigger! Today Spike TV confirmed that three highly-anticipated new games – Electronic Arts Medal of Honor, Ubisoft‘s Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and Microsoft‘s Crackdown 2will premiere LIVE at Spike TV’s ‘Video Game Awards 2009,’ Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 PM ET.”

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Introducing ‘minis’ for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)

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Introducing ‘minis’ for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable): Offering a Variety of Small Yet Mighty Downloadable Games That Pack a Punch:

“COLOGNE, Germany, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ — gamescom — Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the imminent arrival of ‘minis’: a new section on PlayStation®Store that offers a range of all-new downloadable games for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable). Available exclusively via digital distribution, ‘minis’ will have a 100MB size limit, ensuring they are quick and easy to download to either the upcoming PSP®go or to the more than 52 million units of PSP that exist worldwide, offering innovative entertainment at your fingertips.”

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One for the Record Books

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Is One for the Record Books With More Than 22 Billion Cards Sold Around the World:

“EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ –One trading card game stands out as the leader and has been named as the best selling of all time, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME from global gaming powerhouse Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME reached this lofty achievement in April 2009 as sales exceeded 22,587,728,173 cards and proudly entered the Guinness World Records™ on July 7th, 2009.

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Dayton Scrabble Tourney This Friday

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500 SCRABBLE® Experts To Descend on Dayton Friday; City Braces for Obscure Words, Dubious Definitions:

DAYTON, Ohio, July 29 /PRNewswire/ — It will definitely not be your grandmother’s SCRABBLE® when 500 SCRABBLE® tournament experts from all over the world begin to play at the Dayton Convention Center on Saturday morning, August 1st. Vying for the $10,000 first prize will be word wizards from 13 to 80 years old. They include former World, National and School SCRABBLE® Champions from the estimated 25,000 tournament players around the globe.”

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Full Tilt Poker’s Phil Ivey Makes the WSOP Main Event Final Table

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Full Tilt Poker’s Phil Ivey Makes the WSOP Main Event Final Table

“DUBLIN, July 17 /PRNewswire/ — Team Full Tilt’s Phil Ivey has made the final table of the most prestigious live poker tournament in the world, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

“Battling through eight days of play and a field of 6,494 players, Ivey earned a spot at his first-ever Main Event final table and a shot at the US$8.55 million top prize.

“The growing popularity of poker and the WSOP in recent years has made it a tall order for professional players to “go deep” in the Main Event, making a final table finish more significant than ever for the soft-spoken, 33-year-old New Jersey native. Other high-profile pros who have made the Main Event final table in recent years include Team Full Tilt’s Allen Cunningham and Mike Matusow, along with Full Tilt Poker pro Lee Watkinson.”

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PopCap Prepping Second Edition of Bookworm™ Adventures

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PopCap Prepping Second Edition of Bookworm™ Adventures:

“SEATTLE, July 15 /PRNewswire/ — PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, today announced that Bookworm™ Adventures 2 will launch on the Web for PC and Mac one month from today. The sequel to the 2007 original takes players into three new literary landscapes and adds reams of new features and fun touches to the most popular digital word game franchise of all time. Available beginning July 30 exclusively on PopCap.com, BWA 2 will carry a list price of US$19.95.”

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World Poker Tour® and Merit Crystal Cove Casino Launch WPT Cyprus

World Poker Tour(R) and Merit Crystal Cove Casino Launch WPT Cyprus:

World Poker Tour® (WPT) and Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino in Cyprus have partnered to launch WPT Cyprus, which kicks off with the Merit Cyprus Classic main event September 6 – 10, 2009. Players can qualify now for the US$10,000 US$300 Texas Hold ’em championship through the Merit Texas Hold’em Poker Club or via online satellites offered by event sponsor, Full Tilt Poker. The tournament is expected to be filmed for television distribution in select European markets.”

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