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Archive for August 9th, 2008
Can’t Make it to Beijing? Compete for the Gold in Fiesta, Secret of the Solstice and Project Powder
Outspark, a leading publisher of immersive online multiplayer games, today announced the inaugural Outspark Games. Between August 8 and August 24, 2008 players from around the world are invited to come together for two weeks of friendly competition across multiple Outspark titles. Featuring more than a dozen thrilling events, the Games take place in Fiesta, Secret of the Solstice and Project Powder. At stake are bragging rights and more than a few shiny in-game medals!
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit: http://events.outspark.com/2008/outsparkgames/
“Outspark is excited to offer our gamers creative ways to extend gameplay and realize their Olympic hopes,” said Outspark founder and CEO Susan Choe. “The Outspark Games are a great way for our community to engage in some friendly competition with their peers.”
When: August 8, 2008 (all day)
Where: Fiesta and Secret of the Solstice
Celebrate the start of this exciting two-week competition with a torch relay in Fiesta and some player-versus-player battles in Secret of the Solstice.
Tour de Fiesta
When: August 10 (11am), August 14 (3pm), August 18 (12pm)
Where: Starts in Roumen
The GMs will guide your way through the course as you race across the world of Fiesta! Following the event, EXP gains will be increased by 50 percent for two hours, and the top three players in each race will be awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals.
Secret of the Solstice Heavy Lifting Event
When: August 10 (2pm), August 14 (1pm), August 17 (12pm)
Help Peter profess his love and win prizes in the process, racing across the map as quickly as possible with his heavy letters in hand.
Project Powder Race for the Gold Event
When: August 8-21
Compete for the top three rankings in points and times in each of the Project Powder courses! Scores will be tracked during the event period and winners will receive some excellent prizes.
When: August 24, 2008
To thank everyone for their support during this exciting event, experience points earned across all games will be increased by 35 percent for five days after the conclusion of the Outspark Games. There will be a special sale on event items as well.
During the Outspark Games, Outspark Game Masters will be frequently updating the Outspark forums with competition results. Those unable to log in and experience the Games firsthand are invited to visit the Outspark Games event page and watch live coverage of selected events.
OZZFest Artists Metallica, System of a Down and Black Label Society – Featuring Zakk Wylde’s Likeness – Coming to Guitar Hero World Tour
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug 08, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — After performing in countless sold-out arenas and amphitheatres throughout the world, rock’s defining frontman Ozzy Osbourne — who has sold over 100 million records worldwide in his four decade career — will be playing to a new audience this fall as he makes his videogame debut in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero(R) World Tour.
Budding rockstars around the world will have the opportunity to live out their ultimate fantasy on the virtual OZZFest stage, playing as Ozzy, or alongside him, as he wails to iconic rock track “Crazy Train” and “Mr. Crowley,” both from his quintuple platinum debut solo album Blizzard of Ozz. OZZFest, now it its 13th year, has also been created digitally as an in-game venue exclusively for Guitar Hero World Tour to host the heavy metal rock legend.
Joining Ozzy in Guitar Hero World Tour as a playable character is his lead axe-shredder and founder of Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde, performing their hit track “Stillborn.”
In addition to Metallica releasing their highly anticipated Death Magnetic album in its entirety as downloadable content in both Guitar Hero(R) III: Legends of Rock and Guitar Hero World Tour, the 2008 OZZFest performers and GRAMMY(R) winning recording artists will be appearing for their on-disc encore with “Trapped Under Ice.” Finally, taking the Guitar Hero(R) stage for the first time is fellow OZZFest artist, System of a Down with their 2006 GRAMMY(R) for Best Hard Rock Performance winning single “B.Y.O.B.”
When the house lights go down this fall, a new generation of guitarists, drummers and fearless frontmen will come together and rock with Guitar Hero World Tour. The latest installment in the #1 best-selling video game franchise of 2007, Guitar Hero World Tour transforms music gaming by expanding Guitar Hero’s signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless instruments with new revolutionary online* and offline gameplay modes including Band Career and 8-player “Battle of the Bands,” which allows two full bands to compete head-to-head online for the first time ever. The game features a slick newly redesigned guitar controller, drum kit controller and a microphone, as well as an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock ‘n’ roll anthems. Music creators will also be able to share their recordings with their friends online through GHTunes(SM) where other gamers can download and play an endless supply of unique creations.
Guitar Hero World Tour is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system. The Wii(TM) version is being developed by Vicarious Visions. The PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system version is being developed by Budcat. The game is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on Guitar Hero World Tour, please visit http://www.guitarhero.com