Vancouver – The official League of Super Evil  site is now fully operational and ready to unleash its evilness on the unsuspecting world wide web from their secret headquarters, A.K.A. Nerd Corps Entertainment . Visitors can now sign up for an account and create their own evil avatars to “play games and earn Evil Points so you can dress to impress. Or blow stuff up, your choice. Then, fill your Lair with evil gadgets so after a long, hard day you have a place to call “home sweet home.” Okay maybe not sweet but you get the idea! And remember, the only way to win, is to LOSE!”
According to recon information gathered via YTV , which seems to be the source of their regular, animated transmissions, “The League of Super Evil (a.k.a. L.O.S.E.) follows four Super Villains who have set their sights on nothing less than total neighbourhood domination! L.O.S.E. is helmed by the diminutive Great Voltar, whose grandiose plans are generally miniscule and child-like and give new meaning to the term lowered expectations. Then there’s gadgeteer Doktor Frogg, whose evil genius is diminished only by his incredible bad luck. Bringing the muscle is fresh-faced former farm-boy Reginald “Red” Menace, who prefers to channel his energy into gardening, cute animals and bouncy castles. And we can’t forget the completely unpredictable Doomageddon, a pan-dimensional creature who brings the term “bad dog” to a whole other level. Between using a Shiruken anime robot to win a playground slam dunk competition, inventing a super-computer to protect Voltar’s sweet new evil BMX bike, or hosting a neighbourhood barbeque and not inviting ANY of the neighbors, L.O.S.E. struggles ever-onward to its goal of total mindless fun!
Dragon Age™: Origins  Collector’s Edition and pre-order incentive program. The Collector’s Edition is a premium package available in limited quantities featuring exclusive Dragon Age: Origins collectibles including a unique steel case, a cloth map of the world of Dragon Age, a Making-of documentary DVD, a digital version of the Dragon Age: Origins soundtrack, game trailers, wallpapers, strategy tips and a concept art video, plus three exclusive downloadable items that will provide special advantages to the player. The Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order today  for an MSRP of $74.99 (console) and $64.99 (PC) in North America.
As an added bonus, Dragon Age: Origins (both original and Collector’s Edition) includes two special pieces of downloadable content: The Stone Prisoner, as well as a suit of Dragon Age themed armor that can be used in Dragon Age: Origins as well as in the upcoming BioWare  Shooter RPG, Mass Effect™ 2  on all available platforms.
With The Stone Prisoner download pack, players will have access to Shale, the mighty stone golem who can become one of the most powerful party members in the game, and comes with its own personal back-story and unique quests for the player to discover. The Stone Prisoner will also include new environments, items and hours of additional gameplay, further deepening the epic Dragon Age experience. The Stone Prisoner is available to original purchasers of new copies of Dragon Age: Origins at no additional cost. The Stone Prisoner can also be purchased separately for $15.
In addition, players who purchase a new copy of Dragon Age: Origins (original or Collector’s Edition) will receive a code to download the Blood Dragon Armor, an exclusive set of themed armor that will give the player additional protection in combat. This armor will be available for use in both Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2.
All gamers who pre-order Dragon Age: Origins will receive the Memory Band, an in-game item that can be equipped to add +1% to all gained Experience Points and which adds one bonus point that players can use to boost their character’s skill set. In addition to the Memory Band, several leading retailers are also offering a bonus Dragon Age: Origins item for a limited time. Players should check with their favorite retailer for additional pre-order item offerings.
Meridian4  continues to celebrate its 5th anniversary by offering gamers great deals on all of their titles on GamersGate , with Meridian4’s Super Week. The sale features discounts as much as 50% to 80% on their unique catalogue of games, including recent releases such as Chains, Obulis, Nikopol and others. Meridian4 and GamersGate have also created a Super Pack that includes over 35 games for a special price of $79.95. The sale is underway currently and will continue until August 18th.
Agnieszka Krawczyk at Rebelmind says; “We have been in the market for several years now and have worked with many publishers. We began working with Meridian4 in the second half of 2005 and resulted in publishing three titles so far. The key element is communication between the publisher and the developer. Meridian 4 has been very professional in this respect. Their prompt answers to our questions and the fact that they’ve been consulting with us about every stage made the process of localization very smooth. Meridian 4 is always looking for new possibilities and new channels of distribution while keeping us updated on everything.”
Exclusive for this Saturday only, MEGA Brands ‘ Battle Strikers  Turbo Tour  will be hitting Walmart Canada’s Square One location in Mississauga, Ontario, promoting one of the industry’s hottest toys of the year, Battle Strikers.
Having taken off in June, the Battle Strikers Turbo Tour has been traveling throughout North America, giving kids the ultimate Battle Strikers experience. On its way home, the tour will be making an exclusive stop at Walmart. The Battle Strikers Brand Ambassadors will be on-site giving kids the hands-on experience by holding demonstrations, tournaments and handing out
“With the successful launch of Battle Strikers throughout North America, we’re very excited to team up with Walmart Canada for this one-day event at Square One,” said Vic Bertrand, Chief Innovation Officer of MEGA Brands. “What better way to get visibility in our retail partner’s largest store and engage kids with Battle Strikers.”
“The buzz on the street is growing and an event like this allows us to capture some of the excitement right in our store,” said Frank Gorrie, Walmart Canada toy buyer. “As the first retailer in Canada to stock this product, we’re proud to be able to say ‘Let the games begin!'”
Battle Strikers are taking the world by storm as the first kid-controlled battling tops. Fresh on the toy market, Battle Strikers require no ripcords or pull strings and feature the first innovation in battling tops in over 50 years. The ‘Strikers’ are revved up through the Turbo Launcher before being released and then for the very first time kids can guide and control the tops for an intense battling experience. The Battle Strikers Turbo Tour promotional event will take place this Saturday, August 15, at Walmart Square One on 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Come join in on the Battle Strikers fun! There are also several other Ontario and Quebec tour dates coming up, check the schedule  to see if they’re battling in your town.