Superbikes 2™ features Dubai track

Raw Thrills is proud and excited to feature Dubai as a race course in the new blockbuster racing game SuperBikes 2™!

Raw Thrills first considered Dubai as a setting following a suggestion from Prakash Vivekanand of Amusement Services International at 2009’s IAAPA Show. Prakash explained the growth and energy of Dubai and encouraged further study.

Dubai – a crossroads of traditional Islamic and Arab culture and modern World dynamism – is energetic, young, and high-octane. Home to the largest collections of Superbikes and Supercars in the world, Dubai is no stranger to the sight of tricked-out rides and exotics cruising the skyscraper canyon of Sheikh Zayed Road.

Featuring the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, the enchanting Palm Islands, and the non-stop urban energy of downtown, Dubai is a natural setting for this larger-than-life racing adventure.

In preparation for this unprecedented undertaking, Raw Thrills sent a team of HD artists and 3D data technicians to Dubai to capture the architecture, layout, and city life so they could best represent the vibrancy of the Emirate. This research culminated in the SuperBIkes 2™ Dubai fantasy race course, a hyper-realistic joyride through the glowing, brightly-lit Dubai night.

In addition to the picturesque Burj Al Arab hotel, and the dazzling glow of skyscrapers, some knowing references to the ongoing construction and development are included. The race course at one point breaks into a construction site, forcing the racers to navigate between welding torches, cranes, and bulldozers.

“Of all the incredible tracks in SuperBikes 2™, Dubai stands out,” says famed game designer Eugene Jarvis. “It captures exactly the vibe and feel of a hot, exciting race under the evening sky. Who wouldn’t want to burn through Doha Road with some friends to see who’s the SuperBikes 2™ king of the night?”

SuperBikes 2™ Copyright 2010 Raw Thrills, Inc.

Alex Derhohannesian Wins the 2010 Big Buck Safari® World Championship

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The 2010 Big Buck Safari® World Championship finished with a bang on Saturday night. Players from across the country and even Australia competed for the prestigious honor of being called the Big Buck Safari World Champion. The players this year were introduced to the brand new Big Buck World which combines Big Buck Hunter Pro Open Season and Big Buck Safari into the same game. It also includes an upgrade to Big Buck Safari called Big Buck Safari Outback with 3 brand new animal adventures from Australia, India, and Africa. The players competed on a mix of new and original animals. Read Full Story here.

 

Big Buck Hunter® Pro World Championship

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The 2010 Big Buck Hunter® Pro World Championship had a happy ending for one and an almost repeat for another on Saturday night. Players from across the country and even Australia competed for the prestigious honor of being called the Big Buck Hunter Pro World Champion. The players this year were introduced to the brand new Big Buck World which combines Big Buck Hunter Pro Open Season and Big Buck Safari into the same game. It also includes an upgrade to Big Buck Safari called Big Buck Safari Outback with 3 brand new animal adventures from Australia, India, and Africa. Watch the FULL STORY here.

Big Buck Safari® Tournament Gets Beest-ly

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Big Buck Safari® Tournament Gets Beest-ly

Play Mechanix is looking for more Hunter Heroes with “King of the Beests”, the second Big Buck Safari® Online National Tournament. The number of Big Buck Safari® Online games has doubled since the “Kick Off Tournament”, which means we are likely to see an entirely different set of players on the leaderboard. Nathan Warner of Portland, OR is the first Big Buck Safari® Tournament Champion, he now has the opportunity to be the first back-to-back winner with “King of the Beests”. The Big Buck Safari® “King of the Beests” Tournament runs until January and it has a top prize of $250 and a total prize pool of over $750.

The top 5 winners of the December “Kick Off” Tournament are listed below:
1 – Nathan Warner
2 – Keenan Hughes
3 – Matthew Budzisz
4 – Kyle Sherwin
5 – Daniel Munschau

“The Monthly National Tournaments that are run by Play Mechanix™ are just the tip of the Iceberg when it comes to CoinUp®,” states David Snipes, CoinUp® Customer Service Manager. He continues, “Creating local tournaments, Trophy Club and Hunting parties are also adding new dimensions to Big Buck Hunter Pro and Big Buck Safari. Also, look for some surprises to come on board to CoinUp® later this year.”

The Big Buck Safari® King of the Beests Tournament runs from January 1st to January 21st.

The only way to participate in these tournaments is on a Big Buck Hunter® Pro Online and Big Buck Safari® Online game.

If you have any questions about the CoinUp® network, contact Dave Snipes at dsnipes@playmechanix.com or by phone at 630-942-1070 ext-131. Add the Big Buck Hunter® Pro Online gadget to your iGoogle page by following this link.

Big Buck Hunter® PRO 2008 World Championship Tournament

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PLAY MECHANIX ™ ANNOUNCES

BIG BUCK HUNTER® PRO 2008 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

The Windy City will play host to the greatest Hunter Heroes that the World has ever seen. The competition will be fierce but when the dust settles in Chicago on October 18th, the 2008 Big Buck Hunter® Pro World Champion will be crowned. There will be a total of $22,000 in prize money given away and the Champion will be taking home the top prize of $10,000 as well as the Big Buck Hunter® Pro World Championship Title.

Players from across the country will have a chance to participate in this inaugural event by first competing in one of four Regional Qualifying Online Tournaments (East, South, Midwest, West). The Regional Qualifying Online Tournaments will begin on August 8th and will end on September 7th and will automatically appear on all CoinUp™ (online) enabled Big Buck Hunter® Pro machines. The TOP 50 players from each region will qualify for one of the four Regional Finals which will be held in September.

The Regional Finals are LIVE EVENTS and the format will be a head-to-head, single elimination Shootout. Players should practice on Shootout mode since this will be the mode used for this tournament. The top 5 winners from each Regional Final will qualify to compete in the WORLD Championship on Saturday, October 18th in Chicago, IL.

The 2008 Big Buck Hunter® Pro WORLD Championship will be a head-to-head, double elimination shootout. The WORLD Championship is a Live Event and the last hunter standing will walk away with the $10,000 top prize plus the World Championship title.

Only online Big Buck Hunter® Pro Game Machines will be able to participate in these tournaments. There is still time to put your Big Buck Hunter® Pro’s online. Contact your local distributor to purchase a CoinUp™ kit so that your players have a chance to become the first Big Buck Hunter® Pro World Champion.

Watch the FULL STORY here.