Glu Introduces Global Lineup of Quality Mobile Titles for the 2006 Holiday Season.
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See: New York Stock Exchange :HAS). Glu's games appeal to a mass market audience, many of whom may be buying games for the first time this holiday season as they upgrade their handsets.
"Whether you are a carrier or a consumer, quality is pivotal. Great games reinforce the mobile platform and help grow the mobile games market by delivering a positive experience to consumers," said Jill Braff, general manager of the Americas, Glu Mobile. "We set out this year with a focus on quality over quantity while maintaining a broad array of games that appeal to all types of consumers, and we're excited to head into the holiday season with a great lineup of games, which we're delivering to consumers around the world."
Titles launching from Glu this holiday season include:
MONOPOLY Here & Now - The MONOPOLY brand, under license from HPG HPG
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Deer Hunter[R] 2 for Mobile - The sequel to one of Glu's best-selling games, Atari's Deer Hunter. In a recent review, WGWorld bestowed its Editor's Award upon Deer Hunter 2 for Mobile and noted that it "maintains a tremendous amount of realism with excellent graphics, good animation and genuine hunting techniques." The game launched in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. in late November.
World Series of Poker[R] Texas Hold'em - The most authentic poker experience available on a mobile phone, WSOP WSOP World Series of Poker (poker championship)
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Contrast this to a ring game, where the game is ongoing with no formal structure to determine a single winner in a certain length of time. in history and the richest sporting event in the world. The game allows players to compete against WSOP champions such as Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and Scott Fischman Scott Fischman (born 1981 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania) is an American professional poker player based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Ferguson attended UCLA where he earned a Ph.D. as the in-game advisor. The game, which is live in North and South America, will launch throughout Europe and in Australia and New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. beginning in December.
World Series of Poker[R] Player Advisor - The ultimate Texas Hold'em toolkit, World Series of Poker Player Advisor is a must-have for players looking to improve their game, including insider strategies, tips and advice from Chris "Jesus" Ferguson to help players master the game. World Series of Poker Player Advisor is launching throughout Europe, North and South America beginning in November.
Brain Genius - The original Glu game that PocketGamer called "a precocious young upstart" in an early preview, Brain Genius is one of the first mobile games in the industry to incorporate the camera features on phones. This brain training game is an original title by Glu that will launch throughout Europe in December and will come to North America in early 2007.
Stranded - Having received unprecedented acclaim throughout Europe, Glu's original strategy-based survival game Stranded will launch in North America and Korea beginning in December. The game has received three gold awards including one from PocketGamer who gave it 9 out of 10 and proclaimed it to be "without a doubt one of the most well crafted mobile games we've seen this year."
Super K.O. Boxing! - Glu's first original hit title of 2006, this classic arcade boxing game, which earned perfect review scores from WGWorld and Modojo and received numerous editorial awards, will be launching throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia in December.
MONOPOLY Classic - The new version of the classic game that has been a favorite around the world, MONOPOLY Classic has been completely rebuilt with new graphics and game mechanics. The Spanish language edition of MONOPOLY Classic will launch in Latin America in December.
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