Archive for April 9th, 2012

Ubisoft recruits a new Frag Doll member, unveiling at PAX East this week.

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The Frag Dolls, a professional all-female gaming team recruited by Ubisoft, are thrilled to reveal their newest team member at PAX East, Melonie “Cryptik” McElhannon, along with a brand new class of Cadette interns, who will all make their debut appearance at PAX East this week in Boston.
Known also as “Melonie Mac,” Cryptik has been gaming all of her life and has cultivated a sizeable following among various social media outlets through sharing her passion of gaming with the world. Cryptik is definitely not a stranger to the gaming industry having previously worked at Razer, a gaming peripheral company. With additional accomplishments such as an impressive 2k+ arena rating in World of Warcraft, along with multiple local tournament winnings for Super Smash Brothers Melee and Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Cryptik has always been passionate about competitive gaming and she has the skills to prove it.

“Cryptik has demonstrated a genuine passion for video games, along with having the skill set and experience to really contribute to our team in a big way,” said Amy Brady, co-team captain, of the Frag Dolls.

In addition to acquiring their newest team member, the Frag Dolls have also recruited a new class of girls into their Frag Doll Cadette program, which serves as a year-long internship with Ubisoft and the Frag Dolls. After reviewing countless applications, an in-depth interview process and intense deliberation, Ubisoft and the Frag Dolls have narrowed down a cast of eight pro-level gamers, bloggers, and online media personalities from all over the country.

“By far, this was the most challenging Cadette application process yet,” said Kimberly “Sabre” Weigend, Frag Doll. “A multitude of inspiring and passionate women applied to our Cadette Academy this year, and we are very pleased with the outcome. They’re all very excited make their public debut at PAX East and I know they’re going to rock it!”

For more information about the Frag Dolls or the Cadettes, please visit: www.fragdolls.com

Developer Joymax celebrates 15 years!

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The Popular Game Developer And Publisher Thanks Its Loyal Fans For 15 Great Years

Joymax turns 15 this month! In celebration of the amazing milestone, Joymax is kicking off a celebration to thank its loyal gamers and fans! Joymax first opened their digital doors in April 1997 and hasn’t stopped producing high-quality gaming content since. From their breakout hit, Silkroad Online, to their merger with WeMade and their successful line of iOS titles including Heavy Mach, to more recent key launches including Digimon Battle, Karma Online, Digimon Masters and many others, Joymax has been blessed with unprecedented success and a loyalty level from fans few other companies ever enjoy! Players who haven’t yet discovered the full catalog of Joymax titles can check out http://www.joymax.com/

“Our fans mean so much to us. Whether you play one day a week or every night for hours, YOU are our fans and members of the Joymax community and we want to acknowledge each and every one of you,” said Nam-Chul Kim, CEO of Joymax. “It’s amazing to see how many new players are joining us and how quickly they settle happily into their new home as a member of the Joymax community!”

Two special events will run from today until April 13th to reward all players who join games on the Joymax portal. The “Large Recharge” will randomly select 15 players to win back all of the Silk they’ve purchased during the week! This reward will be worth a maximum of 1,500 silk, so now is the perfect time to buy that special item you’ve been thinking about. In addition, the “Fortune 1500″ will award 15 Silk to a selection of 1500 players who have spent 15 silk or more during the celebration week. Moreover, Joymax has never stop thinking about benefits for their valued players, another huge event of Silkroad and Silkroad R is on planned, developed from ideas collected from the community.

Joymax is based in Seoul, South Korea with other offices around the world including the U.S.A., the U.K, the Philippines and employs over 230 staff members who care for a variety of titles including Silkorad Online, Digimon Battle, Digimon Masters, Silkroad-R, KARMA Online, with more titles under development and even more unannounced. The iOS division, developed by WeMade, has numerous successful titles including the Heavy Mach series, Viking Island and Chaos & Defense.. Joymax will have more news on both the Silkroad and Digimon franchises in the near future, and can’t wait to share the exciting news with their millions of registered players.

 

Bioware announces Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Free* DLC Pack to Provide Additional Cinematic Scenes to the ending of Mass Effect 3 this Summer

BioWare announced Mass Effect™ 3: Extended Cut, a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of the critically acclaimed Action RPG. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will give fans seeking further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3 deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes. Coming this summer, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be available for download on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC for no extra charge*.

“We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare and General Manager of EA’s BioWare Label. “Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding. With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we think we have struck a good balance in delivering the answers players are looking for while maintaining the team’s artistic vision for the end of this story arc in the Mass Effect universe.”

Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series added, “We have reprioritized our post-launch development efforts to provide the fans who want more closure with even more context and clarity to the ending of the game, in a way that will feel more personalized for each player.”

The Mass Effect franchise is one of the most highly decorated series in the history of games, having earned over 250 awards from critics around the world. Mass Effect 3 launched last month to universal critical acclaim, receiving over 75 perfect scores. For more information on Mass Effect 3, please visit http://masseffect.com, follow the game on Twitter at http://twitter.com/masseffect or “like” the game on Facebook at http://facebook.com/masseffect. Press assets for Mass Effect 3 are available at www.info.ea.com.

 

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