Clients, Contacts & Vendors in the News: 

  • 2K and Gearbox Software today announced that the Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition available on October 8 on all platforms in North America, and will be available internationally on October 11, 2013.  [link]
  • Riot Games released a high quality League of Legends cinematic for the next champion scheduled to be released, Jinx. [link]
  • NBCUniversal has announced a new partnership with Twitter that will bring its television shows to the social media platform. [link]
  • Irrational Games has released a video of the first five minutes of gameplay from the first bundle of story DLC for BioShock Infinite[link]
  •  Irrational Games would be open to the idea of a BioShock 4 if they found a concept they fall in love with. [link]
  • 2K and Gearbox Software are continuing to celebrate the immense success of Borderlands 2 with the announcement of the Borderlands 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt[link]
  • WWE 2K14 doesn’t just represent the current state of the WWE, but also classic feuds like Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan and Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels. [link]
  • Firaxis Games is slowly providing more and more evidence that XCOM: Enemy Within may not be the simple updating of weapons or attacks some may have assumed. [link]
  • Team Falken Tire will round out its 2013 campaign in the American Le Mans Series with Nick Tandy rejoining the team as he did at the season opener in Sebring. [link]
  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries Inc. is number one brand in the U.S. is Falken Tire[link]
  • Activision is free to buy back its own shares from current parent company Vivendi, now that the Delaware Supreme Court has overturned a ruling that prevented the deal from going down. The transaction is expected to be completed on October 15. [link]
  • Grand Theft Auto V will be released on the PC front sometime next year.[link]
  • EA Mobile is preparing to launch two mobile games that may help continue this success by connecting with existing intellectual properties Dungeon Keeper and Dragon Age[link]
  • The new Skylanders SWAP Force looks like it’s going to be one of the big hits this holiday, and the trailer is bound to get kids excited. [link]

Industry Tidbits:

  • It looks like acquisitions of game companies are on the rise in a huge way, especially when it comes to Asian companies moving in. [link]
  •  eSports have emerged as one of the fastest-growing segments of the digital games markets. Worldwide viewership has exploded from 8.4 million in 2010 to a projected 50 million this year, and tournament prize money has increased 2,200% since 1999.  [link]

On the Show Floor:

  • Augmented Reality- Time To Get On Board. [link]
  • The third edition of IMEX America, a trade show and conference for incentive travel, meetings and events, brought a taste of global destinations Oct. 15-17 to the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. [link]
  • The SEMA Show and BlizzCon are just around the corner. Will you be there?
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