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Documentary Feature MAN vs SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler Coming June 24th


FilmBuff to Distribute Critically Acclaimed Film Documenting the Ultimate Struggle of Man vs Man vs Machine

LOS ANGELES — May 24, 2016 – MAN VS SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler, the acclaimed documentary chronicling one man’s journey to reclaim his video game legacy, has been picked up for distribution by leading independent film and documentary publisher FilmBuff. MAN VS SNAKE, which took home ‘Best Documentary Film’ at Fantastic Fest 2015 and Calgary Underground Film Festival 2016, is a window into the hyper-insular subculture of competitive gaming: the ultimate tale of man vs technology – or, in this instance, man vs old-school arcade cabinet. The film will be released across all On Demand platforms, including iTunes, Steam, Google Play, XBox, Playstation, Amazon, and Vudu, as well as select theater showings across the United States. Continue reading

IXL Announces Updates to IXL Analytics, Making Classroom Data Simple and Accessible for Teachers


Edtech leader introduces new reporting tools that are intuitive and fun to use

SAN MATEO, Calif. – May 23, 2016 - Today, IXL Learning announced new features for IXL Analytics. Designed for teachers, IXL Analytics makes using data in the classroom a breeze. With nine reports, teachers can pinpoint exact item types students are struggling with, track class progress toward meeting state standards, identify areas for improvement, and more. Intuitive and visual, IXL Analytics is not only helpful for teachers, but is a delight to use.

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Minecraft Will Officially Enter China on Mobile and PC via NetEase

Microsoft, Mojang and NetEase Games introduce the sandbox game Minecraft to China

GUANGZHOU, China, – May 20, 2016- Soon Chinese Minecraft fans will be able to create and explore their very own worlds limited only by their imaginations. Microsoft, Mojang and NetEase, Inc. today announced a five-year exclusive agreement to license Mojang’s Minecraft mobile and PC editions to a NetEase, Inc. affiliate in mainland China. As part of the agreement, Mojang will develop a version of Minecraft tailored for the Chinese market and release it in partnership with NetEase. Minecraft is a world-renowned sandbox game that enables players to adventure in uncharted realms, collect resources and build in an infinite world.

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SplitmediaLabs Adds Victor “Spooky” Fontanez and Brandon “UGR” Stennis to XSplit Team

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New additions to speed XSplit platform development and enhance community outreach
HONG KONG – May 20, 2016 – SplitmediaLabs Limited (“SplitmediaLabs”), creators of XSplit, the world’s leading professional live streaming and recording solution, today announced two key additions to its leadership team. Victor “Spooky” Fontanez, a key figure in the fighting game streaming community with more than 175,000 followers on Twitch, has joined as Product Manager for XSplit Broadcaster, while game streamer and journalist Brandon “UGR” Stennis has accepted the role of U.S. Community Manager. Stennis and Fontanez join at a critical time as XSplit expands its global footprint, solidifying leadership and operations in both the United States and across Asia. Continue reading

Go Head-to-head with Dinosaurs in Time Machine VR, Available Now on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive


Debut Virtual Reality Game from Minority Media Exits Early Access; PlayStation VR Launch to Follow

MONTREAL – May. 19, 2016 - Time Machine VR (TMVR), the made-for-VR adventure game from Minority Media Inc., is available now for $29.99 USD on Rift and Vive, with a PlayStation VR launch slated for later this year. Featuring over 10 hours of gameplay and a gripping narrative penned by Jill Murray, an award-winning writer behind Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Time Machine VR leverages the scale and presence of VR to evoke wonder and pump adrenaline. Watch the launch teaser to get a glimpse of the adventures that await in our planet’s past: Continue reading

NetEase to Commit to Making Virtual Reality Game Twilight Pioneers for Google’s Daydream Platform

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As one of the first developers committed to building an app for Daydream, NetEase shows the strength of its capabilities in virtual reality gaming

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - May 18, 2016 - NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES)’s virtual reality game Twilight Pioneers was revealed at Google I/O 2016 as one of the first games to commit to Google’s new high quality mobile VR platform built on top of Android called Daydream.

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231 Play Launches with Mission to Casualize Timeless Classics


Berlin-based Mobile Veterans Announce New Studio and Debut Title Peppy Pairs Paradise

BERLIN – May 17, 2016 - Berlin-based mobile veterans and former Game Doctors founders Matthias and Thomas Hoechsmann today announced the launch of their new mobile games studio, 231 Play. The studio strives to bring classic analog casual games into the modern age by adapting them into the mobile space. Their first game, Peppy Pairs Paradise, is set to launch in Summer 2016. Continue reading