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  • 19Jul

    Major League Gaming teams up with EA Sports for Competitive Sports Gaming

    EA and Major League Gaming have announced a collaboration to create the 2009 EA Sports Challenge Series. Starting this summer, MLG will be conducting qualifying competitions for multiple titles from the EA Sports line-up. The challenge series will be played on the Playstation 3. Sony Playstation is a sponsor as well. Online and live competitors can compete for cash and prizes totaling $170,000. “For nearly a decade, the EA SPORTS Challenge Series has represented what our brand is all about —competition and a passion for sports,” said Steven Chiang, senior vice president, EA SPORTS. “In partnering with MLG and Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc , we’re going to offer our consumers the chance at competition like they’ve never had before, at the highest levels of gaming, and with all the bragging rights on the line.” The first event will be August 29-30 in Dallas, Texas. Online qualifiers begin August 17.

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  • 19Jul

    Viz Media announces releases based on Miyazaki film Ponyo

    Viz Media announced today that they will be producing a series of new releases based on Ponyo, the new animated film from Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki. Viz Media will offer a 4-volume full color Ponyo film comic, a Ponyo picture book, and the ART OF PONYO. The film will be released by Walt Disney Studios in North America on August 14, 2009. Ponyo is a retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid”. “Hayao Miyazaki is without question Japan’s most celebrated animation director, and we are privileged and extremely excited to announce the release of this new collection of titles in support of his newest film, PONYO,” says Gozalo Ferreyra, Vice President Sales & Marketing, VIZ Media. “The film garnered rave reviews and grossed more than $165 million during its initial theatrical run in Japan, making it that country’s highest grossing movie for 2008. In an

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  • 19Jul

    Comic-Con exclusives are up

    San Diego Comic Con may be known to mass media as the place where Hollywood goes to sell it’s latest tv shows and movies. But those of us that are regulars to SDCC know that the exclusives are where it’s at. The first rule to San Diego Comic Con exclusives is to pre-map out what you are interested in. At the SDCC website, they have started to accumulate a list of exclusives. The list will probably go, so you’ll want to check again before you leave for SDCC. With each post you’ll typically get a picture, a description of the item, the price and the run. It’s very important to look at the production run. This will determine how difficult it will be to get an item. While making your list, make sure to list the studio that way you can look the studio up and get the booth number.

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