EA PLAY 2018 Heading Back to Hollywood this June

Tickets Will Be Available for Free this Spring to See and Play the Biggest Games of the Year

February 22, 2018 – Electronic Arts is returning to the heart of Hollywood once again with EA PLAY 2018. At the core of EA PLAY are amazing games, fun experiences and thousands of players that bring these gaming communities to life. This summer, the three-day event will include more EA brands, more hands-on stations and more entertainment than ever before. If viewing from home, pull up for a front row seat because EA.com is gearing up to deliver breaking news, behind-the-scenes stories and live content to take players deep inside the games. Or get a different view through the lens of some of the world’s biggest community creators – whether that’s on YouTube and Twitch or Facebook and Twitter, among others. These are the biggest games of the year, and some of the world’s biggest names in social media will be vlogging and streaming directly from the show. read more

ABLEGAMERS CHARITY and TRAIN JAM Announce 3 Talented Video Game Developers with Disabilities to Participate in Train Jam 2018

CHARLES TOWN, WV (FEBRUARY 21, 2018) – AbleGamers Foundation — the leading charity and organization wielding the power of gaming to break down the barriers of economic and social isolation for people with disabilities — and its partner Train Jam are overjoyed to announce today the three disabled game developers selected to participate in Train Jam 2018, a three-day train ride and game jam where some of the brightest developers come together to create unique and exciting video games while en route to GDC 2018. The three recipients have been selected for a full sponsorship for an all-expense paid trip from Chicago to San Francisco where they’ll attend the world’s biggest annual event for established and up-and-coming developers. read more

Tomb Raider Barbie Doll Revealed by Mattel

Mattel has revealed the latest Barbie Doll, the Tomb Raider Barbie, which is modeled on the movie star Alicia Vikander.

The new Tomb Raider Barbie will come complete with a certificate of authenticity and as you can see, she is sporting an axe, a map, a stand and a journal. read more

Wizard World, Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment Team Up to Discover, Develop, and Incubate New IP

CULVER CITY, Calif., February 12, 2018 – Wizard World, one of the country’s largest producers of fan conventions with over 500,000 visitors each year, has teamed up with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives, it was announced today by John D. Maatta, CEO of Wizard World, and Jeffrey Godsick, Executive Vice President, Brand Strategy and Global Partnerships, Sony Pictures Consumer Marketing, who will oversee the relationship for the studio. read more

Anime Ascension Tournament Returns to Irvine for 2018

Third year of SoCal’s anime-focused fighting game tournament ups the ante with $6,000 in pot bonuses

Torrance, Calif.— February 7, 2018 — Fighting Gamers@UCI and Aksys Games are pleased to announce that Anime Ascension will return to Irvine for its third year. The most passionate anime-focused fighting game tournament runs from March 31 through April 1 at the UC Irvine Pacific Ballroom. Featured games include Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, BlazBlue Central Fiction, and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], with side game announcements coming soon. Level Up, LLC will be the official streamers of the event. read more