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Clients, Contacts & Vendors in the News:

  • 2K teases the new wrestler for WWE 2K14 on the official WWE 2K Facebook Page. [link]
  • 2K announces Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World expansion pack is now available. [link]
  • Firaxis’ Brave New World takes Civilization franchise to a new level. [link]
  • Civilization V: Brave New World is now available for OS-X. [link]
  • AMC is giving away tickets to the Breaking Bad Comic-Con Fan Appreciation Event giving fans the opportunity to meet the cast. [link]
  • Blizzard Entertainment discusses the upcoming products coming to retail. [link]
  • Blizzard Entertainment to bring Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to mainland China for three years. [link]
  • Patriot League and CBS Interactive extend a multi-year agreement for the production and management of its official athletic website, www.patriotleague.org  [link
  • CBS and Netflix announce extension of multi-year licensing agreement with new shows including CSI: NY and LA Complex. [link]
  • GMC, the Official Vehicle of the NFL, will become the official vehicle of EA Sports Madden NFL 25. [link]
  • Falken Tire releases two new tires for the Ohtsu tire brand. [link]
  • Gearbox Software is now creating a new franchise for release on the next generation consoles. [link]
  • Minecraft mapmaker and Machinima artist begin project to recreate the entire first Star Wars film in Minecraft.  [link]
  • Production company Legendary Entertainment has signed a co-financing and distribution deal with NBCUniversal. [link]
  • Outdoor Channel series television host Joe Thomas announces strategic partnership with Campaign Brookfield Renewable Energy Group to promote the Wear It! Campaign which raises public awareness about the importance of wearing a life jacket. [link]
  • Outdoor Channel and Under Armour present viewers with the new half hour TV Series titled Under Armor Presents Ridge Reaper where viewers will be taken on a hunting journey. [link]
  • Riot Games gets fourth place on the best 25 tech companies list. [link]
  • How Riot Games created the most popular game in the world. [link]
  • Riot Games announced the venue for the finals of LCS Season 3 will be at the Galen Centre. World Finals will take place in the Staples Center. [link]
  • Rockstar’s new Grand Theft Auto V trailer. [link]
  • Job posting by Rockstar Games leads to speculation that games will be moved to PC platform in the future. [link]
  • Syfy and Trion‘s hit transmedia vehicle Defiance states that both the game and show are finally finding their stride. [link]
  • Trion Worlds and Syfy partner for ‘Defiance Play The Game, Join The Show’ promotion by starting a new contest for Season 2. [link]

Industry Tidbits:

  • Pong.com is Pinterest for flash game. [link]
  • GameStop is forced to put a halt on PS4 pre-orders and start putting people on wait lists due to the prospect of launch console shortages. [link]
  • This year awaits the arrival of new consoles. Marketers are working hard to be number one for holiday season. [link]
  • Competitive Gaming recognized in U.S. as a pro sport. [link]
  • Hogansville’s first trade show brings 300 guests from around the area to shop and sell crafts, food and other items. The thought to bring trade shows to Hogansville would be a great opportunity to being people into town. [link]

On the Show Floor:

  • Don’t miss CBS at Comic-Con for a chance to meet the stars from hit series like How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, and Under The Dome as well as a presentation on the Intelligence Google Glass Experience at the CBS Interactive Booth[link]
  • Comic Con begins on Thursday, July 18.
  • World Dairy Expo climbs National Trade Show Ranking and now ranks in the Gold 199. Top 100 will be unveiled in September in California. [link]
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