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Apr

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National Superhero Day 2014: Wonacott’s Favorite Superheroes

by Wonacott Communications

Here at Wonacott, we never miss an opportunity to geek out! With today being National Superhero Day, the Wonacotters joined forces to honor our favorite superheroes. Check out who our favorite super-powered protectors of the planet were growing up and join our celebration of this kickass holiday! #SuperWonacott

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Apr

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Connected Gaming Week - April 25

by Wonacott Communications
The Industry
Joystiq
"Steel thyself, O mortal realm of Anaheim," a blog post on Blizzard's official site reads, announcing the dates for BlizzCon 2014. On Friday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 8, hordes of Blizzard fans will gather to celebrate all things [noun]Craft-related.
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21

Apr

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Epic Times with Epic Arena at This Year’s PAX East!

by Wonacott Communications

Epic Arena is a turn-based strategy sword and sorcery combat game for thinkers. It's fun, intense and the graphics are AH-MA-ZING. The best part? It’s coming soon to mobile!

Here's how we made sure everyone heard the news...

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18

Apr

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Connected Gaming Week − April 18

by Wonacott Communications
The Players
The Escapist
Sony has sold all of its 9.52 million Square Enix shares to SMBC Nikko Securities for  ¥4.8
billion.


 
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18

Apr

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Future Innovations With Oculus Rift

by Zac Gunnell

If there is one thing we at Wonacott Communications really love (besides our amazing clients), it is innovation. From the creativity and solutions that our clients bring to the market, to the larger trends that affect us all, advancements are great. One particularly innovative piece of technology that has been making news recently is virtual reality. With the many retroactive pieces about Facebook’s purchase of The Oculus Rift and Sony’s announcement of their “Project Morpheus” VR System, the concept of virtual reality becoming a tangible tool is creating quite the buzz among the blogosphere. We’re excited too. After all, whose inner-child wouldn’t love the chance to experience virtual reality? We listed some of the recent stories about developers working with Oculus Rift that we thought you would enjoy learning about. Time to open your eyes. It's a whole new world out there! 

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Apr

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Connected Gaming Weekly- April 11

by Wonacott Communications
The Players
The Escapist
EA says it is trying to keep old Battlefield multiplayer servers online, but there are technical hurdles it needs to overcome.
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09

Apr

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Wonacott’s Pop Culture Fix

by Wonacott Communications

We here at Wonacott are passionate about what we do. We’re driven to make sure our clients succeed by providing the best possible public relations service we can provide. While it’s easy to get caught up in work and only focus on that, our staff is always staying on top of everything pop culture. We can’t represent today’s client if we’re out of step with what’s happening in the world of pop culture media. Whether it’s movies, games, theme parks, music, social media trends, food, or art, the staff at Wonacott are always ahead of the pop culture curve.

In other words – we’re a bunch of geeks.

Each week on the Wonablog, we’ll have a different topic from each member of the staff. This week’s Wonablog focuses on our pop culture fix of the month. Some of our staff members discuss what they’re excited about in the world of pop culture. Whether it’s a television show, a movie, or a game, we want to share what we love with you. Ready? Here we go!

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04

Apr

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Connected Gaming Week - April 4

by Wonacott Communications
The Players
GameSpy Multiplayer Shutting Down, Hundreds of Games at Risk
IGN
Hundreds of video games -- including those made by EA, Ubisoft, Gearbox, Nintendo, Konami, Capcom, 5th Cell, Koei, Firaxis, and more -- may be taken offline as Glu's GameSpy multiplayer servers shut down on May 31.
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28

Mar

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Connected Gaming Week - March 28

by Wonacott Communications
The Industry
Gamasutra
UBM Tech Game Network's 2014 Game Developers Conference, the world's largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, has set a record for event attendance, with more than 24,000 industry professionals at last week's conference in San Francisco's Moscone Center.

 

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27

Mar

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Facebook Buys Oculus Rift, Arch Virtual Gets Press Coverage

by Wonacott Communications

We love technology and innovation here at Wonacott so we’re always escastic to have the unique chance to work with a portfolio of clients who are already ahead of trends. One client in particular, Arch Virtual, develops non-gaming applications for the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift – the company that was just acquired by Facebook for $2 billion.

When the news broke on Tuesday, March 25, with a quote from Mark Zuckerberg endorsing the future Oculus Rift’s non-gaming possibilities, the team here at Wonacott seized a unique opportunity to ride the industry buzz and jumped into pitch mode. What happened next was simply… amazing…

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21

Mar

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Connected Gaming Weekly- March 21

by Wonacott Communications
The Industry
PC World
If the D.I.C.E. Awards are the video game industry's Oscars, then the Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards and Game Developers Choice (GDC) Awards are... well, the game industry's other Oscars.
Taking place on Wednesday during the Game Developers Conference each year, this double-helping of award show pomp and circumstance doles out accolades to the industry's top studios, games, and developers. Votes for both shows are cast by panels comprised of noteworthy industry figures, drawn from the global community.
 
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20

Mar

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Midverse Studios Unveils AppEngage Network

by Wonacott Communications

Over the past three weeks, Midverse Studios and the Wonacott team have delivered a steady flow of news and coverage around the debut of the company’s AppEngage Network, an in-game VIP Rewards Program that will change the way app developers and publishers think about user acquisition.  Unveiled via a TechCrunch exclusive in late February, the momentum for the rewarded engagement network continues as the company seeks to rapidly onboard new partners.

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20

Mar

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Equity Risk Partners Launches Healthcare Risk Due to Heavy Demand

by Wonacott Communications

 

Equity Risk Partners made a huge splash when it announced the launch of a brand new practice focusing exclusively on the healthcare industry. When the full service-insurance brokerage, employee benefits and risk management consulting firm saw a strong demand and need from its healthcare clients, it answered by creating a specialized practice group to provide even better service and as a result, Healthcare Risk was born. 

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14

Mar

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Connected Gaming Weekly- March 14

by Wonacott Communications

The Players
Google Buys Green Throttle Games, Fueling ‘Nexus TV’ Speculation
The Guardian
Google has acquired the Santa Clara-based gaming company Green Throttle, which made an Android-based game system and controller, fuelling speculation it will offer its own console or set-top box.

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07

Mar

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Connected Gaming Weekly- March 7

by Wonacott Communications
The Players
Polygon
Jack Tretton is leaving his role as president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, the company announced March 6, the "result of a mutual agreement between Mr. Tretton and SCEA not to renew their contractual relationship."
 
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05

Mar

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It’s Wind Back Wednesday and “Miami Vice” Is Back – In Digital Comic Style!

by Wonacott Communications

“Let’s take it to the limit one more time” as detective Tubbs would say.  Lion Forge Comics unveiled a new digital comic this week based on the classic TV show, “Miami Vice”. The digital publisher jumped back in time last fall launching digital comics for Airwolf and Knight Rider to kick off its collection of nostalgic NBC titles. The publisher also debuted digital comics for Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster in early February. Lion Forge acquired licensing rights from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products for the popular titles in early 2013.

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Feb

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Connected Gaming Week- Feb. 28

by Wonacott Communications
The Players
Eurogamer
Dean Hall intends to leave developer Bohemia and step down as leader of his hit video game DayZ by the end of the year, Eurogamer can exclusively reveal. The game he created will be left in the hands of the team he leads today. He will start his own studio in his home country of New Zealand, where he'll keep trying to create that elusive, perfect multiplayer game.
 
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24

Feb

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Indie, Oh Indie, What Art Thou?

by Rachel Levine

Indie developers, how do I define you? How do I respond when someone has asked me to differentiate an indie developer over another developer?

Indie games have quickly risen in popularity and to date there is no universal definition of an “indie developer.” Because there is an absence of an industry-wide definition, defining certain developers as “indie” has become a hot topic among the media, publishers and developers. This lack of consistency has caused confusion in the game industry, prompting an evolving debate and inspired us to ask ourselves, “What is an ‘indie’ developer?”

 

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Feb

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Connected Gaming Week - Feb. 21

by Wonacott Communications
The Players
Gamasutra
When I called Cliff Bleszinski, it was his 39th birthday, and an unusual snow storm had just begun to hit the eastern seaboard. I told him I wanted to talk about things that had changed for him since the launch of his Gears of War franchise, how he felt about its recent sale to Microsoft, and what he wanted to do next.

 

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14

Feb

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Truly Social’s “Flirt Planet” Schools Singles in the Language of Love

by Wonacott Communications

Tired of looking for a date by hopelessly swiping your phone screen to the left? Or are you annoyed with dating apps that promise to find you love by matching you with every creepy single person that’s within a mile of your current location? Well, this Valentine’s Day, stop scanning for love on the surface and get back to basics. Flirt Planet is the first dating universe that not only connects singles with non-creepy matches, but also offers a little dating 101…FLIRTING! 

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