Monday, September 28, 2009

Majesco Announce That Bananagrams Is Available On The iTunes App Store For $4.99 / £2.99

Majesco have announced that bananagrams, the popular Facebook game, is now available on the iTunes App Store for $4.99 in N. America and £2.99 in the UK.

the object of the game is to take a batch of word tiles and try to create as many words as possible before you run out of word tiles. what makes the game unique is that both players play simultaneously and create interconnected words. The iPhone/iPod Touch version has a Live mode where you can have up to 24 friends playing head to head or compete for best individual times.

Majesco Also announce that the facebook version enables players to compete with other players from around the world in multiplayer matches.


Press Release

EDISON, N.J., September 28, 2009 -Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced that the popular anagram game, Bananagrams, is now available on iPhone and iPod touch. Developed by Large Animal Games, Bananagrams ignores all the rules of traditional board games in favor of an every-player-for-themselves approach that delivers lightning-fast puzzle play guaranteed to get the mind moving and drive players "bananas."

"Majesco is very excited to be developing games for cutting edge mobile platforms like iPhone and iPod touch," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco. "Bananagrams' fast-paced style of multiplayer puzzle gameplay is perfectly suited to take full advantage of the capabilities offered by these powerful portable devices."

The object of Bananagrams is to create as many words as quickly as possible from an initial batch of selected tiles. Unlike other turn-based games, Bananagrams has players simultaneously playing to form interconnected words. Once the tile pile is depleted, the player who is able to use all of his or her tiles first wins. The innovative Multi-Touch user interface of iPhone and iPod touch allows players to drag and drop groups of letters and even entire words at a time with lightning-quick speed and precision. Multiplayer matches are supported using the devices' network capabilities.

In "Live" players can challenge up to 24 friends in head-to-head, real-time games or they can compete for best individual times with up to 24 players in the Multiplayer Banana Café. Players can also compete against other players in multiplayer matches on the recently introduced Bananagrams application for Facebook Platform. In addition, players can test their skills in two single-player game modes - Banana Solitaire and Single Player Banana Café. Players can also earn tokens and trophies for achieving gameplay goals and spend their earned game credits on upgrades such as different tile sets, board designs or Special Items.

Bananagrams is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or For additional information about Majesco's exciting line of products, please visit:

About Bananagrams
Bananagrams®, named Toy Fair 2009's "Game of the Year'," is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from seven - 97-years-old at home or on the go. Created by a word game-obsessed family of three generations, Bananagrams is a labor of love that that has quickly become an international phenomenon. Bananagrams is available online as a free Facebook Application and for iPhone and iPod touch. Bananagrams recently launched in Spanish and French as well as in a larger version - Double Bananagrams - for 16+ players - the big banana for the larger bunch!

About Large Animal Games
Large Animal Games is an independent developer and publisher of games for a broad range of players. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in New York City, Large Animal has developed over 75 games for a variety of platforms, including award-winning casual titles such asSnapshot Adventures: Secret of Bird IslandTM and RocketbowlTM, as well as social network games like Bumper StarsTM and Lucky Strike LanesTM. Their TogaTM platform enables social games like BananagramsTM to deeply integrate with and combine audiences across multiple social networks. More information about Large Animal can be found online at

About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on leading console and portable systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama and Cake Mania 2 for Nintendo DS, and Cooking Mama World Kitchen and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii. The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at @Majesco is on twitter at

EA Announces Return to Britannia Campaign To Celebrate Ultima Online's 12th Anniversary

EA has announced, that in celebration of Ultima Online's 12th anniversary, the start of the Return To Britannia Campaign. All former players of the game are welcomed back to Ultima Online for unlimited free game play through to October 16th. closed accounts, in good standing, have been re-activated meaning users can use their original usernames and passwords to log in.
During the campaign Mondain’s Legacy will also be playable, enabling players to play as the Elven race and explore new dungeons that the 7th expansion bought to the game.

Press Release

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 28, 2009 Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, today announced the Return to Britannia Campaign in celebration of the 12-year anniversary of Ultima Online™ (UO). As part of the Return to Britannia Campaign, all former players are being welcomed back to UO, one of the longest-running MMORPGs in history, for unlimited free game play through October 16th. Closed accounts in good standing have been re-activated, and former players can log back into the game using their original user name and passwords.

New content available to returning players through the Return to Britannia Campaign includes Mondain’s Legacy, the 7th UO expansion which introduced the playable Elven race and dangerous, new dungeons to explore. Mondain’s Legacy was made available at no charge in August 2009 to existing subscribers and to new players as part of the Ultima Online 14-day free trial.

“We’re hoping that, as part of the Return to Britannia Campaign, former players will once again rediscover the joys of Ultima Online,” said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer for Mythic Entertainment. “UO was the first love of many MMORPG players, and it still holds a special place in their hearts after 12 glorious years. I think returning players will be pleasantly surprised to find a thriving and vibrant community from around the world ready to welcome back their former compatriots and include them in their ongoing adventures.”

Players returning to Ultima Online through the Return to Britannia Campaign can download and install the UO client for free at: Players who no longer have access to their Ultima Online username and password can retrieve their account information at:

Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss, the 8th expansion was released earlier this month and revolves around the introduction of the playable Gargoyle race. Players will also find expansive new areas to explore, including Ter Mur, the Gargoyle homeland, and the Stygian Abyss – the largest dungeon area ever introduced to Ultima Online. This sprawling dungeon contains new boss monsters of unparalleled difficulty, including the Medusa, Primeval Lich and the Stygian Dragon, as well as Player vs. Player zones where adventurers are turned against one another. Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss is now available at and the EA STORE for $29.99.

To learn more about Ultima Online, visit:

About Ultima Online
Released in September 1997, Ultima Online is one of the longest-running games in MMORPG history. The first widely successful graphical online role-playing game, Ultima Online has thrived for over a decade, with armies of devoted followers around the world. Fans of the game continue to experience an epic storyline set in an ever-growing world of magic and fantasy. Ultima Online has spawned eight expansions and dozens of content updates, making it one of the deepest, largest MMORPGs ever created.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, Ultima, Ultima Online, Stygian Abyss, Mythic Entertainment and EA Store are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

EA Sports And British Band The Enemy Team Up To Offer "Be Somebody" For 50p

EA Sports has teamed up with Britsh band The Enemy. the team up for the bands newest single "Be Somebody" means that fans can buy the single for 50p from (
the video for the song was filmed at the Rich Arena, home ground for Coventry Football Club, and the band were also playing FIFA 10.

FIFA 10 - The Enemy

Press Release

EA SPORTS and The Enemy have teamed-up as the band look to secure their fifth top twenty single with the release of their third single, and UK hero track for FIFA 10, 'Be Somebody' from the platinum selling album, Music For The People.

The video for the single was shot on the band's home soil at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry with Tom, Andy and Liam captured locking horns in some highly charged games of FIFA 10. The boys describe the video as the best one yet.

FIFA fans can download the single for only 50p here ( and watch the official video for the single on their website now,be-somebody_23.htm?eml=wb/enemy/fifa).

Following a hectic summer in which they've played a prestigious headline date at Somerset House, a full stadium tour with Oasis, the V Festival and T4 on the Beach, The Enemy's November headline tour will be the last chance for fans to catch the band in action for a while as they push forwards with work on their third album. For a full list of dates and where to purchase tickets visit the site here.

Pictures from Microsoft's Seattle launch For Halo 3 ODST

Microsoft have released pictures from their Halo 3 ODST Launch event they had in Seattle.


Sega Has Released A New Trailer For Mario And Sonic At The Winter Olympic Games On The Nintendo Wii

Sega has released a new trailer for the upcoming Mario And Sonic At The Winter Olympic Games. the trailer shows some of the different games modes in the game like slalom skiing and some Skiing racing. the racing shows what appears to be tracks from Mario kart redone in the game and covered in Snow.
One of the new events in the game, that is not apart of the Winter Olympics, is a snowball fight which can be played 4 player splitscreen.

Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest)

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  • Droplitz is on sale. PSN price is now $4.99. $0.99 on iPhone. XBLA And Steam Prices are the same. Facebook one out now

  • PS3: Sony's motion controller is called Wand Controller for now. several names are going through Sony.

  • PS3: Its rumoured Sony is working on a "Nunchuck" peripheral for the motion controller. DualShock 3 appears to work as one

  • 360: Bungie is looking into Halo 3 ODST disc read errors, asks players to send them a private forum message.

  • PS3: Little Big Planet DLC, The Mythology Pack is free to American Users. USA Water Beta E:mails start next week.

  • PS3: Uncharted DLC Content for Little Big Planet being possibly coming.

  • 360: Splinter Cell Conviction mulitplayer mode is to be announced/detailed very shortly.

  • Fumito Ueda has said that he didn't want ICO/Shadow Of The Colossus on PS3/PSP, but has changed his mind.

  • PS3: Sony is going to clamp down on Warhawk cheaters, wiping stats and banning planers.

  • PSP: the current announced 11 PSP Minis games are listed in the link. 4 yet to be announced.

  • PS3: Some Uncharted 2 DLC has been confirmed as multiplayer maps.

  • Wii: The Pokemon Company have announced that they are working on a Wii game and it should be announced soon.

  • PC: Sony Online Entertainment have sent out surveys to PlanetSide subscribers saying a new PlanetSide game is coming

  • PC: Star Trek Online PreOrders at GameStop have launch at February 2nd. has March 31st. Collectors Edition also

  • PSP: Sony has announced that there are no plans to extend the Sony PSP Rewards program to the USA.

  • PS3: A New Fist Of The North Star game is being teased by Koei Temco. a reveal should be on October 14th.

  • QTE Blog: New Screenshots And Trailer For Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce On The Playstation 3 And Xbox 360

  • The Link has a 7 minute Final Fantasy XIII Gameplay Video which focuses on the character Snow

  • The Link has a 7 minute Final Fantasy XIII Gameplay Video which focuses on the character Lightning

  • DSi: a Gamepay Trailer for the Level 5 / Studio Ghibli game has been released. it's in Japanese.

  • Capcom have not chosen a producer for Resident Evil 6. there are now no plans for Resident Evil 5 on the Wii.

  • Tokyo Game Show had 27,434 people through the doors on day 1, day 2 saw 24,605. both are up on last years figures.

  • Sega's Alpha Protocol Game is rumoured to have been delayed until summer 2010 after GameStop and list it as June

  • PSPgo: Sony say that at launch, there will be 16k pieces of Digital content on PSN, 225 are games. PSN game Cards coming

  • 360: SkyTV is rumoured to be coming to the 360 in Mid October.

  • PS3: A List of features of Gran Turismo 5 was revealed at the Tokyo Game Show. 950+ Cars, 20 locations, new physics + more

  • PS3: Need For Speed Shift has sold more on the PS3 than the Xbox 360 version.

  • PSP: a list of all 50 PSP Mini's has been created. not all of the games have a release date yet.

  • PS3: A Reebok promotion is offering the Madden 10 AFL Legacy DLC for free for USA residents.

  • 360: Cave announce that Mushihime-sama Futari will be region free. if demand is high, future games could be localised

  • QTE Blog: New Screenshots And Trailer For Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll On The Nintendo Wii

  • 360: A Blogger with the 360 version of Need For Speed Shift found a bug where the game tries to connect to the PSN

  • PS3: EU PSN update on Thursday set to be huge. dynamic themes, turtles in time, lots of PSP content, ready for PSPgo.

  • New Street Fighter IV news could come Monday. Picture found showing T Hawk and possibly Super Street Fighter IV

  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?

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