castAR Closes $15+ Million Series A Round from Playground Global

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Investment from Andy Rubin’s Studio to Fuel Augmented Reality Gaming System’s Product Development and Talent Recruiting Efforts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – August 19, 2015 – castAR (previously Technical Illusions), an augmented reality gaming startup, today announced that it has closed Series A funding of $15+ million from Playground Global and the company’s seed investors. castAR previously completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, meeting its target in less than 48 hours, attracting over $1 million in crowdfunding for its gaming system that provides holographic-like 3D images to users for a shared, interactive gameplay experience. The new round of funding will be used to drive forward business and continue product development efforts as the company looks to drive adoption among tabletop and interactive game developers. castAR is also focusing its attention on attracting engineering, business, and design talent as it works towards a 2016 commercial launch. Continue reading castAR Closes $15+ Million Series A Round from Playground Global

Livescribe Rolls Out New Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition Model

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All-in-one Device Digitizes Notes and Syncs Audio

OAKLAND, Calif. – July 28, 2015 – Livescribe Inc. (www.livescribe.com), the leading manufacturer of smartpens, today announced that it is now rolling out a new Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition in time for the Back-to-School sales period. The Echo smartpen is an all-in-one device that digitizes notes written on paper and records audio synchronized to handwriting using the built-in microphone. Then, Echo transfers all your notes and audio to a computer via USB for storage, organization and sharing. Continue reading Livescribe Rolls Out New Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition Model

TAKE TO THE SKIES IN HEROKI™, NOW AVAILABLE FOR iPhone, iPad, AND iPod touch

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SEGA® and Indie Developer Picomy™ Release Premium Action-Adventure Platformer Featuring a Whimsical Propeller-headed Hero 

SAN FRANCISCO and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – July 2, 2015 – Break through the clouds and save Levantia today! SEGA® announced today that Heroki™ is now available in North America, Latin America, Europe, Korea, China, and Japan. Developed by independent game developer Picomy™ and published by SEGA, Heroki is available exclusively on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch for $7.99. Continue reading TAKE TO THE SKIES IN HEROKI™, NOW AVAILABLE FOR iPhone, iPad, AND iPod touch

SONIC RUNNERS™ NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE FOR MOBILE DEVICES

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Race with Sonic and His Friends through this Lightning Fast 2D Side-Scrolling Endless Runner

SAN FRANCISCO, TOKYO – June 25, 2015 How far will Sonic run?! SEGA® announced today that Sonic Runners™ is now available worldwide*. The 2D side-scrolling infinite runner is the first free-to-play (F2P) Sonic title created exclusively for mobile by the world-renowned Sonic Team™, SEGA’s resident Sonic experts out of Japan. Featuring Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, players race through a challenging endless world where they must navigate the high-speed environment to collect rings and gems, all while avoiding enemies from all directions. First launched in Japan in February, Sonic Runners is now available worldwide as a free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is also available on Android™ devices. Continue reading SONIC RUNNERS™ NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE FOR MOBILE DEVICES

SQUAAAAAAAAWK! ANGRY BIRDS™ JOIN SONIC DASH™ FOR AN EPIC THREE-WEEK CELEBRATION

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Sonic Dash Celebrates 100 Million Downloads with Angry Birds Epic

SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON – June 11, 2015 – Sonic gets by with a little help from his friends for a celebration of epic proportions. SEGA®, in partnership with Rovio Entertainment Ltd., is proud to announce that today Angry Birds Epic will be appearing in Sonic Dash™ for a limited time on the App Store, Google Play™, Amazon Appstore and Windows Phone Store. This in-game event will include three of the most popular and best-known characters from the Angry Birds franchise: Red, Chuck and Bomb. Continue reading SQUAAAAAAAAWK! ANGRY BIRDS™ JOIN SONIC DASH™ FOR AN EPIC THREE-WEEK CELEBRATION

Nintendo’s 2015 Concert Series for ~The Legend of Zelda~ Comes to Ireland for the First-Time Ever in November

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Due to Popular Demand, “Master Quest” Plays Dublin

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 9, 2015 — For the first time ever, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda symphony concert series will come to Dublin with the latest tour “Master Quest.” The show, celebrating the beloved franchise will continue its world tour on 22 November in Dublin at The Convention Centre. Dublin’s finest musicians and singers will perform orchestral arrangements of music from the games of The Legend of Zelda universe, accompanied by video content from the games themselves. Master Quest will feature music and images from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda’s most recent game releases. For a full schedule listing and ticket links, please visit: www.zelda-symphony.com/schedule. Continue reading Nintendo’s 2015 Concert Series for ~The Legend of Zelda~ Comes to Ireland for the First-Time Ever in November

“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Master Quest” Sneak Preview at Nintendo World

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In-Store Special Event Featuring a Live Musical Performance, Ocarina Demo and More to Celebrate “Master Quest’s” New York Barclays Center Debut

NEW YORK, New York – June 8, 2015 Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc., a pioneer in live symphonic concert performances, and the Nintendo World store in New York City,  announced an in-store event celebrating “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of Goddesses – Master Quest” tour and its impending show date in New York City in October. The Zelda Symphony event at Nintendo World will be held September 4, 2015 at 6pm. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – Master Quest” Sneak Preview at Nintendo World

Xbox To Appear At The PC Gaming Show

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Microsoft Joins AMD as Sponsor and Participant for PC Gamer’s Live Event at the Belasco Theater

LOS ANGELES — June 3, 2015 — PC Gamer today announced that Microsoft has joined the upcoming “AMD Presents The PC Gaming Show Powered by PC Gamer” event as both a sponsor and participant. Taking place in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Belasco Theater, the show will feature appearances and announcements from some of the biggest names in the PC gaming industry. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer and several game developers will share the latest details about gaming on Windows 10 as well as showcase several upcoming games. Continue reading Xbox To Appear At The PC Gaming Show