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For the Crusher In Your Life: Candy Crush Saga® Launches Gift Cards Just In Time For the Holidays



Whether it’s a last-minute gift, stocking stuffer, or simply a Candy-tastic treat for yourself this winter, make holiday shopping as sweet and simple as a swipe with Candy Crush Saga’s new gift cards. 

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today Candy Crush Saga announced a new way to give the gift of Candy this holiday season: Candy Crush Saga Gift Cards.* These easy & stress-free gift cards have launched just in time for the holiday season, offering a new way for players to keep conquering their favorite Match 3 game.

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Whether you’re shopping for yourself, an avid Crusher, or someone new to the game, a Candy Crush Saga gift card is an exciting invitation into the legendary puzzle game loved by hundreds of millions. Each gift card comes with an exclusive bonus 48 hours of unlimited lives**, making them a divine stocking stuffer, card filler, or unexpected treat for anyone on your list – including yourself!

“Candy Crush has been entertaining millions of people for more than a decade. We all know people who have Candy Crush as a part of their daily life. Until now, however, there hasn’t been an easy way to offer our friends and loved ones a way to enhance their gaming experience. These gift cards will finally change that.” says Ben Pommeraud, GM, Strategic Initiatives at King. “Our mission is to Make the World Playful, and we hope these gift cards will add to the joy and playfulness of this holiday season and beyond.”

The holidays are stressful enough, whether you’ve waited until the last minute to buy a gift or just want a joyous, festive treat for yourself, the Candy Crush Saga gift cards are a stress-free and divine gift that you just won’t want to give away. Perfect for those who love solving puzzles, climbing the leaderboard, or simply relaxing: a gift card to play Candy Crush is a gift to all.

This is the game’s first gift card launch; with or without a gift card, the Candy Crush games are free to download and playable for all 18+. Purchase your sweet treat online at WalmartBest BuyAmazonTarget and Kroger or at your local Gamestop and 7-Eleven stores in increments of $15-$250.

For more information on Candy Crush Saga Gift Cards, retailers, and how to redeem, please visit the Candy Crush gift cards website.

* Gift cards only usable for Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga. Location restrictions and terms apply (https://store.king.com/termsAndConditions). Retailer’s terms may also apply, see their website or store for more information.

**Unlimited Lives bonus offer ends 31st Dec 11.59pm 2023. 

About King
With a mission of Making the World Playful, King is a leading interactive entertainment company with a 20-year history of delivering some of the world’s most iconic games in the mobile gaming industry, including the world-famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as other mobile game hits such as Farm Heroes Saga. Candy Crush has been the top-grossing franchise in U.S. app stores for six years, and King games are played by more than 200 million monthly active users. King, a part of Activision Blizzard which was recently acquired by Microsoft  (NASDAQ: MSFT), has game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin and offices in Dublin, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Malta. More information can be found at King.com or by following us on LinkedIn@lifeatking on Instagram, or @king_games on Twitter.

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Overprime’s Second PS5 Closed Beta Test Introduces New Heroes and Improvements



LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Netmarble, a leading developer and publisher of high-quality video games, announces the second Closed Beta Test (CBT) for PARAGON: THE OVERPRIME on PlayStation 5. The CBT will run from December 15 through January 8 14:00 (in UTC+9) of 2024 in the United States and Europe. Players can secure a spot and pre-register today on the PARAGON website. Access codes will be delivered to participants beginning on December 14.  

During the first successful Closed Beta Test, over 15,000 players participated across 60,262 matches and accumulated over 164,000 hours (equivalent to 1.9 years) of playtime.

This new CBT will add three new heroes from the PC version featuring Morigesh, Yin, and Marty, from the South Korean Virtual Girl group MAVE: created by Metaverse Entertainment. MAVE consists of four virtual members (SIU:, ZENA:, TYRA:, and MARTY:) created through a combination of 3D rendering and scanning technology.

Based on player feedback, several changes have been made for the upcoming CBT, including an alternate D-pad layout to provide a more flexible control method, an auto-purchase feature for in-game items, as well as improvements to the Dual Sense navigation system for players’ overall convenience.

PARAGON: THE OVERPRIME is a team-based TPS Action MOBA that anyone can play for free on PC, and also it will be available for PlayStation 5! Players are engaged in 5v5 play while working with teammates to conquer the Prime battlefield. The game celebrates strategic actions and fast-paced battles by two teams aiming to eliminate the opponents’ territories. Players can choose from one of the many powerful heroes utilizing their unique skills – Warrior, Support, Ranger, Caster, Tank, and Assassin. The game will feature full crossplay between PC and PS5 platforms, ensuring there will always be players to matchmake with, and that players will be able to jump into matches with their friends, no matter what platform they are on.

To stay up to date with all PARAGON: THE OVERPRIME news and updates, follow the official brand website, Discord, and Twitter

About Netmarble Corporation

Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble Corporation is a leading developer and publisher of top-grossing mobile games worldwide. Through powerful franchises and collaborations with acclaimed IP holders, Netmarble strives to elevate the gaming experience and entertain audiences globally. As a parent company of Kabam and SpinX Games, and a major shareholder of Jam City and HYBE (formerly Big Hit Entertainment), Netmarble’s diverse portfolio includes Lineage 2: Revolution, MARVEL Future Fight, Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, The King of Fighters ALLSTAR, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, and forthcoming PC games like Paragon: The Overprime. More information can be found at http://company.netmarble.com.

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Street Wars Embraces Artificial Intelligence, Elevating its 13-Year Reign as the Premier Mobile HTML5 Game



MocoSpace Leads the Charge in AI Integration for Browser-Based Mobile Social Games

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — In a groundbreaking move, MocoSpace, a trailblazer in the mobile social game network, is set to revolutionize its long-standing hit game, Street Wars, by incorporating cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Having dominated the mobile HTML5 gaming scene for over 13 years, Street Wars boasts an impressive player base of over 100,000 gamers, engaging for a staggering 250,000 minutes a day, with an exceptional ARPDAU exceeding $20. The game’s lifetime players has surpassed the 1 million mark, with a daily influx of 2,000+ new players.

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We launched Street Wars over a decade ago, and its enduring success has surpassed our wildest expectations. Now, with the infusion of artificial intelligence, we’re taking it to unprecedented heights,” announced Justin Siegel, CEO, and Co-Founder of MocoSpace.

The initial phase of AI integration involves leveraging generative AI tools to create innovative content while enhancing existing features within Street Wars. Following this, the MocoSpace team plans to explore further applications of AI, injecting improvements into various facets of the game.

Justin Siegel emphasized, “Our vision is to use AI not just for game content, but to enrich the overall gaming experience. We’re evaluating tools such as ChatGPT, DALL·E, Midjourney, and others to achieve this goal.”

As the original mobile-first community in North America, celebrating almost two decades across iOSAndroid, and mobile Web, MocoSpace is determined to extend AI capabilities beyond games. With members dedicating hundreds of thousands of hours daily to engage with friends across games, blogs, forums, chat, and messaging, MocoSpace aims to implement AI enhancements across all features gradually. The rollout of new and improved content is slated to commence in early 2024, providing players with an enriched and dynamic gaming experience.

MocoSpace welcomes developers and publishers interested in distributing HTML5 mobile browser-based games to reach out at [email protected].

About MocoSpace:

MocoSpace is the largest entertainment destination on the mobile Internet, boasting over 50 million registered users who collectively generate more than 1 billion minutes a month. For the young, multicultural, on-the-go generation, MocoSpace is the mobile community of choice for making friends, having fun, and staying connected. Launched in 2005 and based in Boston, MA, MocoSpace is backed by General Catalyst and Softbank Capital. For more information, visit www.jnjmobile.com.

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G FUEL Collaborates with Toei Animation and Crunchyroll for Powerful Gohan Blackberry Tea



G FUEL Gohan Blackberry Tea Will be Available as a Mini Tub at GFUEL.com for a Limited Time

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Get ready to power up your energy and channel your inner warrior as G FUEL, the ultimate Game Changer in the energy drink universe, collaborates with Toei Animation Inc. and its U.S. agent Crunchyroll to bring you a taste sensation like no other! Introducing G FUEL Gohan Blackberry Tea, an all-new flavor coming soon to GFUEL.com in a special 15-serving mini tub inspired by Son Gohan. Fans can sign up for a Waitlist to be among the first to get the flavor when it arrives Nov. 17.

G FUEL’s Gohan Blackberry Tea, inspired by “Dragon Ball Z,” is coming soon to GFUEL.com!

Gohan, the courageous and powerful fighter has captivated the hearts of Dragon Ball Z fans worldwide for decades. Now, G FUEL pays tribute to this legendary character with a flavor that’s as bold and dynamic as Gohan himself. G FUEL Gohan Blackberry Tea combines the invigorating essence of blackberries with the timeless comfort of tea, helping to give you the energy to take on challenges with Saiyan-like strength when the time comes. 

With G FUEL Gohan Blackberry Tea, you’ll feel a surge of energy as if you’ve tapped into your own hidden power. Whether you’re facing down villains, acing your exams, dominating your gaming sessions, or conquering everyday challenges, this flavor will be your ultimate companion.

This new 15-serving mini tub, like all G FUEL products, contains zero sugar and is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, ensuring you stay powered up without the crash. Each serving contains only 15 calories and a respectable 140 mg of caffeine, perfect for staying energized during your adventures. 

“Just like Kid Gohan’s journey from a timid child to a powerful fighter, G FUEL Gohan Blackberry Tea embodies growth, energy, and transformation,” said G FUEL Founder and CEO, Cliff Morgan. “We’re thrilled to create a flavor that captures the essence of one of Dragon Ball Z‘s most beloved characters.”

Don’t miss out on picking up your own G FUEL Gohan Blackberry Tea mini tub coming soon to GFUEL.com while supplies last. 

Be on the lookout for more iconic Dragon Ball Z Heroes and Villains coming to the Dragon Ball Z G FUEL lineup …

On the next episode…

About G FUEL
G FUEL provides fans with a game-changing, performance-driven alternative to standard energy drink products. With an ever-expanding, sugar-free product lineup that includes a powdered Energy Formula, ready-to-drink cans, powdered Hydration Formula and Protein Puffs snacks, G FUEL has firmly established itself as a market leader in the energy drink industry.

 With more than 352,000 5-star Shopper Approved Ratings, a shipping network that spans over 125 countries, a nationwide retail campaign, and a global social media footprint of over 1 billion followers, G FUEL maintains the industry’s largest and most passionate community of fans, customers, content creators, and partners. Content creators and partners include the likes of NinjaJynxziNoisyButtersPewDiePie, Mikal Bridges, Michael Dickson, Activision, SEGA of America, Capcom®, EA, Bethesda Game Studios, Gearbox Software, Warner Bros., VIZ Media, Rare Ltd., Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony Pictures, The Tetris Company and Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. 

Join the movement today at GFUEL.com and follow us on social media @GFuelEnergy.

About Toei Animation Inc.
Based in Los Angeles, Toei Animation Inc. manages the film distribution of Toei Animation’s top properties, including all the Dragon Ball series, Sailor Moon, One Piece, Digimon series, Saint Seiya, and many others to North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Toei Animation’s Los Angeles office further handles all categories of consumer product licensing based on its film and television brands within these territories. For more information, please visit toei-animation-usa.com.

About Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and membership Premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles, and manga.

Anime fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll and translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. 

The Crunchyroll app is available on nearly 15 platforms, including most gaming consoles.

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between U.S.-based Sony Pictures Entertainment and Japan’s Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group.



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