Tuesday, August 4, 2009

ButtonMashers Season 2 Premieres Today!!

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ButtonMashers Season 2 Premiere!
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About GameZombie TV
In less than two years time, GZ has produced 250 original game videos for global webcast, garnering over 100 front page editor’s picks on major video sharing sites, front page articles in 10 online newspapers, and competitive visibility on the world’s top search engines. Official YouTube Partner status, various distribution contracts, and a rapidly expanding fan base have pushed GameZombie’s global view count over 7,000,000. After winning a 2008 Webby Honoree Award for Online Video, GZ is one of the few companies to repeat the feat in 2009. GZ's world exclusive video interview series--more than 100 to date--features some of the biggest names in the business, including Peter Molyneux of Fable 2, Ed Boon of MK vs DC, Todd Howard of Fallout 3, Ben Mattes of Prince of Persia, Eric Holmes of Prototype, and Cliff Bleszinski of Gears of War 2. And in the fall of 2008, GameZombie launched ButtonMashers, an original gaming news show shot in a $2.5 million HDTV studio—the first season garnered view counts in the millions. The highly anticipated second season, eight months in the making, drops August 4th, 2009.


GameZombie - Video Selections

• ButtonMashers Season 2 - Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5hjHclytLk
• Cliff Bleszinski – Gears of War 2 World Exclusive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c81U7DO5zqk (top video on the web for one of the industry’s brightest stars)
• GameZombie’s 2009 Webby Award reel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAyWGadTHyg
* Game Developer's Choice Awards - 2009 Playlist
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=907531268AFD7787
* Gaming Luminaries - Personalities
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F3889730A47D089C
* Game Developers - Interviews
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=139E4E7151C9B990

About Darkest of Days
GameZombie anxiously anticipates the upcoming Sept 8th release of 8monkey Labs and Phantom EFX’s newest First Person Shooter, the unprecedented-in-scope “Darkest of Days.” DoD delivers the ultimate experience in anachronistic mayhem as you travel through history to save kings, generals, and warlords from being plucked from time. From AK 47s slicing through Civil War cavalry to laser guns testing a Spartan’s resolve, “Darkest of Days” delivers a unique action experience in a story as harrowing as “Memento” with all the fun of “Back to the Future.”
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Student-produced GameZombie.tv is a Webby Honoree for second straight year


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Student-produced GameZombie.tv is a Webby Honoree for second straight year

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May 14, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- GameZombie.tv, a popular Indiana University student-run, original game video series that distributes its offerings online through its Web site and other popular sites, has been selected as a Webby Awards Honoree for the second straight year.

Webby Awards

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, the Webby Awards honor excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video and mobile Web sites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences.

Fewer than 15 percent received this honor and were deemed Official Honorees. Some of the students have been invited to attend the 13th annual Webby Awards Gala in New York on June 8.

IU graduate student Spencer Stuart -- known as Spencer Striker to many visitors to GameZombie.tv and elsewhere online -- created the student-run multimedia project less than three years ago. It has provided hands-on experience in production and Web development to more than 125 other IU students.

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While most students are in IU's Department of Telecommunications, the Web 2.0 project also involves others from the Kelley School of Business and the IU schools of Fine Arts and Informatics. Production facilities are located within the Telecommunications Department, which is part of IU's College of Arts and Sciences.

"What's very exciting is that in the business of Web video, we're extremely competitive," said Striker, who previously is from Austin, Texas. "We're seeing professional organizations that obviously have no affiliation with the university and they're going out of business. Meanwhile, we just keep getting stronger."

"The department is delighted with the continued national recognition GameZombie has earned," added Walter Gantz, chair of the IU Department of Telecommunications. "But, beyond that, we've been really pleased with the instructional activity associated with GameZombie. Students from across the campus have had an opportunity to develop and refine very valuable production and marketing skills that should serve them well as they enter the job market."

GameZombie has produced 240 original videos for global webcast and garnered more than 100 front page editor's picks on major videosharing sites, front page articles in 10 online news outlets and competitive visibility on the world's top search engines.

The students also produce a cable access program that is presented throughout central Indiana and an IU Student Television show. Their promotion and distribution agreements with various web sites, including Dailymotion, GameTrailers, National Lampoon, Kewego, Joost, Buzzwire, and Bebo -- as well as official YouTube Partner status -- have pushed GameZombie's global view count to more than 6 million. The students also regularly produce a podcast that is available through iTunes.

"I had the pleasure of meeting Spencer and the team at GameZombie.tv early on and can honestly say that they are one of the most motivated content creators I work with at GameTrailers.com," said Barndi Kim, manager, brand and partner marketing at MTV subsidiary GameTrailers.com. "Their breadth of videos, their dedication to event-coverage and their creativity surpasses most others, including groups who have been doing this work for much longer."

GameZombie has covered events such as the Game Developer's Conferences in San Francisco and Austin, E3 in Los Angeles, the World Series of Video Games in Louisville, Ky., and GenCon in Indianapolis. It has produced more than 125 interviews with some of the biggest names in the video game industry, including Peter Molyneux of Fable 2, Todd Howard of Fallout 3, Ben Mattes of Prince of Persia and Cliff Bleszinski of Gears of War 2.

"We've moved into the elite of game media," Striker said. "At GDC09, we were invited by the head of the game media press corps to go backstage for the Game Developers Choice Award. It was extremely flattering. After these star game developers won the biggest award of their life, they go into the green room and that's where we were, asking them questions.

"That was an indication that we've been getting a lot of respect," he added.

Some students working on the project have been able to get internship credit. Other students participated through an advanced production workshop centered around the original Web series.

The project has given students valuable experience. One student landed an internship with Cartoon Network's Adult Swim division and will test games that are part of its Web site. Another student now is working for Major League Soccer and another is a lead multiplayer designer at High Voltage. Several students have found internships and employment at video production companies around the country.

"A lot of our editors have been getting editing jobs in cities such as Chicago and Los Angeles," said Andrew Benninghoff, a senior from Ft. Wayne, Ind., who will enter IU's master's program in telecommunications this fall. "Not everyone with GameZombie is interested in video games; they're interested in design and production."

Striker, who holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas, in additon to his Master of Science degree from IU, also is moving on, to a teaching position at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. But he will remain involved with GameZombie by developing and expanding a game media program there, similar to the one he established at IU.

Benninghoff will take over as IU's lead on the project. The project also has welcomed student interns from the University of Southern California's Department of Interactive Media.

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In less than two years time, GZ has produced 230 original game videos for global webcast, garnering over 100 front page editor's picks on major video sharing sites, front page articles in 10 online newspapers, and competitive visibility on the world's top search engines. Official YouTube Partner status, various distribution contracts, and a rapidly expanding fan base have pushed GameZombie's global view count over 6,000,000. After winning a 2008 Webby Honoree Award for Online Video, GZ is one of the few companies to repeat the feat in 2009. GZ's world exclusive video interview series--more than 100 to date--features some of the biggest names in the business, including Peter Molyneux of Fable 2, Ed Boon of MK vs DC, Todd Howard of Fallout 3, Ben Mattes of Prince of Persia, and Cliff Bleszinski of Gears of War 2. And in the fall of 2008, GameZombie launched ButtonMashers, an original gaming news show shot in a $1 million HDTV studio—the first season garnered view counts in the millions.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

GameZombie Wins 2nd Straight Webby Honoree Award!

Greetings GameZombie Fans!

Boy, do we have big news to break to all of you! Cries of joy can be heard echoing around the GameZombie.tv studios by the hour these days. Hold on to your seat and then give everyone around you silent high fives. Here we go!!

GZ's 2nd Webby Award!

GameZombie is proud to accept a Webby Honoree Award for the second year in a row. It's an honor to be placed among the Internet's top series, and it truly pays testament to how far we've come in such a short time. Thanks to all who've helped us get this far, and look forward to more stellar GameZombie content coming your way!


 
Ultimate Challenge has Liftoff!

If you think you're a hardcore gamer, then Ultimate Challenge will play out your wildest dream: to be sucked into a video game world and have to battle your way out, meeting classic gaming characters along the way. Shot in a $1 million HDTV dollar studio and utilizing top of the line green screen and motion graphics fx, Ultimate Challenge will make you wish your neighborhood was Hyrule.

 

Surely There's More

Oh, there is, and don't call me Shirley. GameZombie--armed with the strongest post-production team in game media--cuts, splices, and compresses two original videos per week. From our exclusive interview series, "GZ on the Scene," to our hit gaming variety show, "ButtonMashers," there's something for everyone.


Let's Get Together


If you're interested in advertising with GameZombie, contact Dmitrii Gabrielov, Director of Biz Dev, at dmitrii.gabrielov@gamezombie.tv . We'd love to integrate your product or website into our videos. Also, we'd love to exchange links with your website to combine traffic and optimize both our sites: http://www.gamezombie.tv 


That's all for now folks. Thanks for everything you do, and keep connected because GameZombie never stops picking up steam!


Very best,

Ryan Padgham
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Business Team Lead
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

‘ButtonMashers’ Gets Gamers All Riled Up

http://news.tubefilter.tv/2009/02/11/gamezombies-buttonmashers-gets-gamers-all-riled-up/

Those of who like your gaming world news coverage irreverent, humorous, and post-apocalyptic couldn’t do better than to check out ButtonMashers, the latest gaming news series from the good people of GameZombie.tv.

Monday, February 2, 2009

GameZombie.tv Newsletter - Millions of Views!!

Hello GameZombie Fans!

This New Year brings about big improvements at GameZombie.tv, and we're glad you're a part of it! Whether it is snowing or shining outside, we have some big news to brighten your day!

Check it out.


GameZombie has become an elite web TV producer for the video game community. We've seen a huge increase in support and viewership, with our videos garnering over 6 million worldwide impressions and multiple features on sites like YouTube, Bebo, Gametrailers, and Dailymotion. The future only holds bigger achievements for GZ.
GameZombie's promotional campaigns and distribution channels are stronger than ever, bringing our shows skyrocketing exposure across the web.

With our increasing popularity, GameZombie has become an industry leader in branded entertainment and product placement. For opportunities in this regard, please contact our Director of Business Development, Dmitrii Gabrielov, at:

dmitrii.gabrielov@gamezombie.tv

GameZombie's headline show is taking the online gaming world by storm, accumulating millions of views in the few months since its premiere. With the hottest hosts, this is truly the show with the most. Hi-Definition gaming news has never looked so slick.

ButtonMashers Episode 4

If you just can't get enough of GameZombie, follow @gamezombie on Twitter! It sounds creepy, but remember, we deal with zombies on a daily basis. We'll keep you updated on company news and gaming stories from around the world.

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This month we're highlighting Chris Bates, our Lead Sound Designer and Composer, who has been kicking butt and taking names since the GameZombie invasion began. He has created nearly our entire sound effects library himself, as well as remixed over forty video game soundtracks for our original videos. Right on Chris! Keep the brilliant remixes coming!!
If you'd like to contact Chris, email him at:

chris.bates@gamezombie.tv

GameZombie.tv is constantly producing cutting-edge, professionally made material to impress the online gaming community. We thank you for checking out GZ, and we look to stay in touch far into the future. Let's rock.

Ryan Padgham
GZ Business Team Lead
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