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Oct 22

Turner Networks Removes Channels from DISH as Contract Deadline Passes

Posted by Sunain | October 22nd 2014 at 12:01 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, iTunes, Cartoon Network
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Viewers of the English Pokémon anime that watch the show via American satellite company DISH will unable to watch the channel Cartoon Network due to a contract dispute between Turner and DISH. Cartoon Network airs the latest episodes of the Pokémon anime on Saturday mornings, but DISH Network subscribers will be unable to watch the show until a new contract between the two companies is agreed upon.

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As an alternative for viewers that watch the show on DISH Network, Pokémon the Series: XY, Vol. 4 is currently being posted on iTunes and includes the latest episodes of the series. Episodes cost $2.99USD each in HD or $21.99USD in HD for the season block set of 12 episodes.

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Turner Networks Removes Channels from DISH as Contract Deadline Passes

DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) announced that Monday night Turner Networks removed Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, CNN en Español, HLN, truTV and Turner Classic Movies from the DISH programming lineup. The two companies have been unable to negotiate the terms of a renewed distribution agreement, and Turner refused to extend the overall agreement.

“In the past year, DISH has successfully renewed agreements with many large content providers,” said Warren Schlichting, DISH senior vice president of Programming. “As a result, we are confident that we have offered a deal to Turner that reflects an appropriate value for our customers.”

“DISH has had a productive relationship with Turner Networks for many years,” said Schlichting. “We regret the service disruption to our customers, and remain committed to reaching an agreement that promptly returns this content to DISH’s programming lineup.”

Source: http://about.dish.com/press-release/programming/turner-networks-removes-channels-dish-contract-deadline-passes

Article edited on 2014-10-22 12:14:34 by Sunain
Oct 21

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version

Posted by Sunain | October 21st 2014 at 12:26 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Demo
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The official Nintendo website announced further details on how to obtain a demo code for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire in the United States. The details below are from their press release. Our ORAS demo page has been updated with the latest dates and locations to get codes.

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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games will arrive on Nov. 21, but you can get a taste of them early with the Special Demo Version.

This free demo lets you experience exclusive scenarios in the Hoenn region. You’ll encounter Pokémon that will Mega-Evolve for the first time—and you’ll even be able to bring a new Mega-Evolved Pokémon into the full version of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Items that you obtain while playing can also be transferred to the full versions once purchased.

How to get a demo code:
  • Codes will be distributed at select cinema locations nationwide from Nov. 7–Nov. 13 (while supplies last).
  • Check with your local retailer during the holidays to find out about special demo code giveaways (while supplies last).
  • Get a code with your purchase of the new Pokémon Art Academy game (out Oct. 24) when you buy from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system.
  • You’ll also get a code with your purchase of one of two classic Pokémon games coming to the Virtual Console service on Nintendo eShop: the Pokémon Puzzle Challenge game (out Nov. 6) or the Pokémon Trading Card Game (out Nov. 13). You'll find your free demo code on your eShop receipt (download codes available while supplies last).
  • Codes will be emailed the week of Oct. 31 to select Nintendo customers with Nintendo Network IDs who have signed up to receive promotional emails from Nintendo.
  • Codes will also be distributed during the holiday mall tour from Nov. 24‒Dec. 21 at 16 different locations throughout the nation. Talk to a staff member to try out Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire or any of the featured Nintendo 3DS games to receive two codes—one for you, and one for a friend (while supplies last). Check back soon for a list of tour locations.

Source: http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/q-_odTxvSXW6AVesSiQazTQhq2lKENNc

Article edited on 2014-10-21 03:09:28 by Sunain
Oct 15

Take to the Skies and Soar in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

Posted by Sunain | October 15th 2014 at 01:38 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, YouTube, Mega Evolution, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Demo, PlayNav Plus
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As a followup to the information revealed in the November 2014 issue of CoroCoro, the Pokémon Company International posted a press release with further details and high resolution artwork and screenshots. A video was also posted on YouTube to promote some of the new features in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

More Mighty Mega-Evolved Pokémon Set for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire!


Take to the Skies and Soar in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

Legendary Pokémon Latios and Latias Mega Evolve and Help Trainers Navigate the Hoenn Region by Air, Special Demo Version Details, New Mega-Evolved Pokémon, and Gameplay Features Revealed

14 October 2014— Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced that the Legendary Pokémon Latios can be obtained in Pokémon Omega Ruby, while Latias can be obtained in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire when the titles launch 28 November 2014 for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems. These high-flying Dragon- and Psychic-type Pokémon can Mega Evolve and fly freely through the skies of the Hoenn region. Trainers can hop on the back of their Mega Latios or Mega Latias and navigate the region through the air at high speed while performing midair tricks and hairpin turns. This brand-new method of travel, called Soar, takes a player’s Pokémon adventure to new heights and provides access to Mirage spots, where rare Pokémon—including Legendary Pokémon—and valuable items may appear.

It was also revealed today that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to obtain the Eon Ticket later this year, granting them access to the Hoenn region’s Southern Island, where they can encounter and catch Latias in Pokémon Omega Ruby or Latios in Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. This is the only way players can catch these Legendary Pokémon in-game, as they cannot be caught during normal gameplay. More details about when and how players can obtain the Eon Ticket will be announced later this year.

Special Demo Version from October 15th!

From tomorrow Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS owners can embark on a special Hoenn adventure by downloading the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version. The Special Demo Version gives players a glimpse of the adventure coming on November 28, including the chance to battle with Sceptile, Blaziken, or Swampert and see their Mega-Evolved forms in action!

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In order to find out how to obtain the Special Demo Version in Europe players should check out Pokemon.co.uk/OmegaAlpha for further details.

New Mega-Evolved Pokémon: Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill!

Mega Pidgeot and Mega Beedrill will make their debut in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

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Boasting increased Special Attack and high Speed, Mega Pidgeot makes quick work of its opponents. Pidgeot can learn the Flying-type move Hurricane, which creates a chaotic storm around the target, potentially causing confusion. Coupled with its No Guard Ability, which allows all moves to land a hit regardless of accuracy, Mega Pidgeot can be a saving grace in any battle.

Upon Mega Evolving, poisonous stingers on Beedrill’s tail and arms grow, new barbs sprout from its legs, and its Attack receives a boost. The Bug-type move Fell Stinger raises Beedrill’s Attack stat by two stages when it causes an opponent to faint, and its Adaptability Ability raises the power of its moves of the same type from the standard 150% to 200%, making Mega Beedrill a great offensive teammate.

Navigate Hoenn Adventures with PlayNav Plus!

PokéNav Plus is a new tool designed to help players navigate their journey across the Hoenn region. PokéNav Plus is packed with applications to help players find hidden or specific types of Pokémon in tall grass via the DexNav, check all kinds of Hoenn region information via the AreaNav, and view news from around Hoenn and from other players whom you’ve passed with BuzzNav.

The PlayNav function offers three popular features that first appeared in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y— the Player Search System (PSS), Pokémon-Amie, and Super Training. The PSS allows players to trade Pokémon and battle with others nearby or around the world with a Wi-Fi connection. Trainers can play with their Pokémon and feed them treats called Poké Puffs in Pokémon-Amie, and the bond between Trainer and Pokémon will grow. Super Training is a fun way to prepare your Pokémon team for battle. PlayNav also allows players to manage their O-Powers, special advantages that can be kept or shared with others as the game progresses, and view announcements via the Holo Caster.

Article edited on 2014-10-15 01:45:05 by Sunain
Oct 10

Canadian Shiny Gengar / Hoenn Region Poster Giveaway

Posted by Sunain | October 10th 2014 at 05:49 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Event Pokémon, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, EB Games
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Nintendo Canada has announced the Shiny Gengar distribution and the Hoenn Region Poster Giveaway. Full details are in the press release.

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Get a Shiny Gengar from October 13-26!

Gengar is as ready for a fight as it is for a fright. By picking up a special code card at participating EB Games locations in Canada, you can add this sinister Pokémon to your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game. This Gengar is a Shiny Pokémon, meaning it's a different color from most Gengar you will meet.

But it gets even better! This Gengar arrives holding a Gengarite, the Mega Stone that allows it to become Mega Gengar during battle. When it does so, this Shiny Pokémon dramatically becomes bright white! It also gets some stat increases, and its Ability becomes Shadow Tag, which prevents foes from fleeing or switching out in battle.

You'll be able to get the code card at participating EB Games locations between October 13 and October 26, so be sure to pick one up!

Get a Spooky Pumpkaboo during the month of October!

Celebrate the Halloween season with Pumpkaboo! You can get this special Ghost- and Grass-type Pokémon via Nintendo Network distribution during the month of October. This Super Size Pumpkaboo comes with moves that fit the Halloween theme, including Trick-or-Treat and Scary Face. Plus, it's holding a Rocky Helmet, which can cause damage to its attacker!

When traded, this Pokémon evolves into Super Size Gourgeist, which is the Pokémon you need to compete in the Trick-or-Treat Friendly. Trade Pumpkaboo with a friend so you're both ready to compete!

Pumpkaboo is available via Nintendo Network for your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game from October 1 through October 31. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a special Pumpkaboo and have a happy Halloween!

Hoenn Region Poster Giveaway

Get an exclusive poster of the Hoenn Region when you pre-order and pick up your copy of either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire at the following retailers: EB Games, Videotron

You can also pick up the Hoenn Region Poster at Toys R Us when you pick up your copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire from November 21-28!

Available while quantities last

Source: http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/whatsnew/detail/bmZxLqx4zbig2X1uHI-DkUlEwTiQcFZt

Article edited on 2014-10-10 05:50:20 by Sunain
Oct 10

European Licensing Programme takes shape with new team at The Pokémon Company International

Posted by Sunain | October 10th 2014 at 02:34 PM EDT
Tags: Anime, TCG, Games, Press Release, Merchandise
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The Pokémon Company International announced a lot of new license deals with merchandise companies today in Europe. Below is the press release with the full details.

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European Licensing Programme takes shape with new team at The Pokémon Company International

Evergreen brand going strong with the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire on November 28, multimillion-euro marketing campaign planned, and numerous licensees on board London, UK—October 6, 2014—The Pokémon Company International announced today several new deals with European licensees. Ten new deals have been confirmed with players as diverse as:

· Arguydal: Food & Drinks
· Aventure Diffusion: Footwear
· Bon Bon Buddies: Confections
· Cartorama: Back-to-School Supplies
· Fashion UK: Apparel
· GB eye: Posters, Wall Art & Accessories
· HORI: Video Game Accessories
· RDS Industries: Video Game Accessories
· Vadobag: Back-to-School Supplies
· Winning Moves: Board Games

These new European licensees join existing partners such as global master toy partner TOMY, whose range includes figures, feature figures, role play and plush, Ultra PRO for trading card game accessories, Sun City for apparel, CTI for bedding, and CyP for back-to-school supplies.

The recent wave of partnerships was spearheaded by a newly established European Market Development team at The Pokémon Company International in London, responsible for licensing, retail, and brand promotions across the continent. The team is headed by Mathieu Galante and has just been expanded by the arrival of Samantha Mortimore and Romina Ialongo. The team will be meeting prospective partners throughout the Brand Licensing Europe 2014 expo at The Pokémon Company International Stand (F070).

“Following the enormous success of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, which launched on Nintendo 3DS a year ago, and the subsequent introduction of the latest Trading Card Game generation, Pokémon TCG: XY, we’re enjoying a large resurgence in sales and interest in the brand. And across CITV, Netflix, and Disney XD and on iTunes, the TV show is being watched by a huge and ever-growing following,” said Marketing Director Anthony Cornish.

“The newly expanded Market Development team, based in our European headquarters in Chiswick, has been hard at work bringing on board new partners, and we’re very excited to announce the first wave of new partners who will help us bring world-class consumer products to our passionate fans,” added Mathieu Galante, Senior Manager of Marketing Development.

The expansion of the European licensing programme follows a period of growth for the Pokémon brand globally. Pokémon has enjoyed a stellar year following the launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y in October 2013 with combined sales of nearly 12 million copies globally in the first four months. Today it is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, with more than 260 million games sold worldwide since its launch in 1996.

The Pokémon Trading Card Game perennially remains the market leader in trading card games worldwide—more than 21.5 billion cards have been shipped to 74 countries in 10 languages. Recent NPD reports from the UK market have suggested that sales of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) have risen in 2014 by 51%. New Pokémon TCG expansions launch regularly throughout the year, and the next expansion, Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces, is set to hit stores in early November.

Future projects for The Pokémon Company International and its partners include the launch of the much anticipated video games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems on November 28, 2014 . This title is a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan favourites for the Game Boy Advance system. The launch will be supported by a multimillion-euro marketing campaign.

The Pokémon Company International will be exhibiting at BLE this year at stand F070.

Article edited on 2014-10-10 02:36:25 by Sunain
Sep 24

Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red and Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue / ORAS Demo

Posted by Sunain | September 24th 2014 at 11:29 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 2DS, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Demo
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Nintendo Europe has revealed that they will be releasing the Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red and Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue on November 7th, 2014. The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire demo will also become available on October 15th, 2014.

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European Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Demo Distribution

  • United Kingdom - October 15th, 2014 - GAME, Amazon, Smyth Toys, ShopTo, Nintendo UK Official Store, Wikia, Bin Weevils, Nintendo Life and MCM London
  • The Netherlands - October 11th and 12th, 2014 - Firstlook event and autumn tour

Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red and Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue releasing on 7th November

23rd September 2014 – As anticipation mounts for the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire on 28th November, Nintendo has today revealed upcoming hardware offerings for Nintendo 2DS that present new designs for the system.

On 7th November, both Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red and Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue will release in Europe, presenting the hardware in new eye-catching forms. Aside from the side panelling, both offerings are transparent in design, revealing the skeleton of the system underneath both the front and back of the system casing.

From 28th November, and to mark the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, two new bundles incorporating the upcoming Nintendo 2DS hardware designs are set to release:

  • Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red + Pokémon Omega Ruby includes: a Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red system plus a copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby pre-installed on a 4GB memory card.
  • Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue + Pokémon Alpha Sapphire includes: a Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue system plus a copy of Pokémon Alpha Sapphire pre-installed on a 4GB memory card.
Following on from the announcement of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version, Nintendo UK has also today confirmed the distribution mechanism for how fans can get hold of the Special Demo Version in the UK from 15th October.

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version will be available in the UK from GAME, Amazon, Smyth Toys, ShopTo and the Nintendo UK Official Store from the 15th October until launch.*

The codes will then also be made available through a number of other partners including Wikia, Bin Weevils and Nintendo Life until mid-November.**

Finally, these codes will also be available via the Pokémon stand at MCM London from the 24th – 26th October.

The Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version features gameplay that players won’t experience anywhere else. During the course of this early adventure, players are likely to encounter a familiar Pokémon that can now Mega Evolve. What’s more, this Mega-Evolved Pokémon can be brought into the full Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire games. Reward items obtained during the Special Demo Version adventure can also be brought into the full game. Details about how to bring Pokémon and items into the full game will be announced soon.

Article edited on 2014-09-24 12:41:24 by Sunain
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