New Age Electronics Names 2015 Retailer of the Year at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — from 2016 International Consumer Electronics ShowNew Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX), announced today that it has selected HSN as its 2015 Interactive Multichannel Retailer of the Year at its customer appreciation event during the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are very proud to celebrate the success of HSN by recognizing them as our 2015 Interactive Multichannel Retailer of the Year,” said Fred Towns, President, New Age Electronics. “HSN exemplifies the outstanding achievements that retailers can make across various sales platforms by working closely with their distribution partners to stay ahead in today’s competitive and rapidly evolving Consumer Electronics industry.”

HSN was selected for year-over-year revenue growth, close executive alignment, strategic partnership, sourcing of multiple brands and a consistent positive credit standing over the course of 2015. HSN is also recognized for its close alignment with New Age Electronics as they continue to expand their portfolio of consumer electronics products through developing new, innovative ways to sell and present products to consumers across multiple platforms.

“We are honored to be selected as the New Age Electronics Interactive Multichannel Retailer of the Year,” said Sandy Conrad, Senior Vice President, Electronics Merchandising, HSN. “New Age has been a strategic partner in helping us leverage our on-air, digital and mobile platforms to engage consumers, generate partnerships with innovative new brands and stay competitive in today’s consumer electronics marketplace.”

At its CES customer appreciation event, New Age Electronics also announced that its 2016 Retail Dealer Summit conference will be held July 17-21 in Hollywood, CA. Retail Dealer Summit is New Age Electronics’ premier annual event catered exclusively for its retailer and vendor partners, designed to help them prepare for the back-half of the year and the all-important Holiday Season.

For more information about New Age Electronics, call (800) 947-5974, email [email protected] or visit www.newageelectronics.com.

About New Age Electronics
New Age Electronics, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX), is a sales and supply chain solutions innovator that provides consumer technology (CT) manufacturers with a broad offering of logistics, distribution and remanufactured services. Extensive experience in the CT industry and a customer-centric approach has made New Age Electronics the provider of choice. New Age Electronics distinguishes itself with efficient operations and relentless focus on customer satisfaction. Founded in 1988, New Age Electronics is headquartered in Carson, California. For more information about New Age Electronics, call (310) 549-0000, toll-free (888) 234-0300 or visit the company’s website at www.synnex.com/nae.

About SYNNEX Corporation
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, optimizing supply chains and providing outsourced services focused on customer relationship management. SYNNEX distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products, and also provides systems design and integration solutions. Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation, offers a portfolio of strategic solutions and end-to-end business services around customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation to clients in ten identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation operates in 25 countries around the world. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this release that are forward-looking, such as general success of the collaboration, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance that may be suggested in this release. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release.

Copyright 2016 SYNNEX Corporation. All rights reserved. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, CONCENTRIX, NEW AGE ELECTRONICS, the NEW AGE ELECTRONICS Logo and all other SYNNEX company, product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, CONCENTRIX, NEW AGE ELECTRONICS and the NEW AGE ELECTRONICS Logo Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Odyssey Toys Selects New Age Electronics as Exclusive US Distributor of Its High-Tech Toy Drones and Quadcopters

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (from the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show) New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX), announced today that it has been selected by Odyssey Toys, a leader in the finest consumer high-tech toys, to distribute its toy drones and quadcopters to the US retail channel. The agreement covers a range of Odyssey Toys’ products including many of its high-performance quadcopters, micro drones, cam-mini video drones, and elite video drones with streaming capabilities.

Known for bringing the best next-generation products to market, New Age Electronics continues to keep its pulse on the rapidly growing high-tech toy category. The New Age Electronics team continually researches, identifies and adds the most cutting-edge high-tech toy products to its line card and helps implement customized strategies for national, regional and specialty retail models. By adding Odyssey Toys, New Age Electronics brings a high-quality, affordable high-tech toy offering to retailers across a variety of retail channels to sell to their customers.

“Today’s high-tech toy market is filled with opportunities for retailers to deliver cool new products that enhance the consumer lifestyle,” said Fred Towns, President, New Age Electronics. “Odyssey Toys offers an innovative experience to consumers through a well-designed and technologically-advanced line of quadcopters and drones available at a lower price point. Many of their devices also come equipped with a built-in HD camera and first person viewer and video streaming capabilities, giving users the opportunity to capture and share new perspectives.”

Odyssey Toys is committed to searching the world for the finest, most innovative hi-tech gadgets and remote control toys. Recent advancements in technology have allowed them to manufacture some of the most exciting, affordable and sought after high-tech toys for personal and recreational use. Odyssey Toys’ products are easy to demonstrate and sell to a wide range of consumers, including men, women and children of all ages.

“We are excited to be working with New Age Electronics – they have the reach, retail footprint and expertise in emerging technologies to help us successfully bring the Odyssey Toys experience to more consumers,” said Sal Irigoyen, President, Odyssey Toys. “By working with an industry-proven leader in CE distribution, we are able to position Odyssey Toys as a leader in stores and online across the US during this exciting time of innovation and growth in the high-tech toy industry.”

To learn more about the full offering of Odyssey Toys available through New Age Electronics, call (800) 947-5974 or email [email protected]. To learn more about New Age Electronics, visit www.newageelectronics.com.

About Odyssey Toys

Odyssey Toys is a rapidly growing, dynamic company dedicated to designing, manufacturing, and distributing the finest hi-tech toys and electronic gadgets at affordable prices. With over 20 years of industry expertise, Odyssey Toys is at the forefront of developing interactive toy technology for men, women, and children of all ages. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Odyssey Toys has offices in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Retail partners include Toys“R”Us, Brookstone, Costco, Walmart.com, and Target.com, among others. For more information about Odyssey Toys, visit www.odysseytoys.com.

About New Age Electronics

New Age Electronics, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX), is a sales and supply chain solutions innovator that provides consumer technology (CT) manufacturers with a broad offering of logistics, distribution and remanufactured services. Extensive experience in the CT industry and a customer-centric approach has made New Age Electronics the provider of choice. New Age Electronics distinguishes itself with efficient operations and relentless focus on customer satisfaction. Founded in 1988, New Age Electronics is headquartered in Carson, California. For more information about New Age Electronics, call (310) 549-0000, toll-free (888) 234-0300 or visit the company’s website at www.synnex.com/nae.

About SYNNEX Corporation

SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, optimizing supply chains and providing outsourced services focused on customer relationship management. SYNNEX distributes a broad range of information technology systems and products, and also provides systems design and integration solutions. Concentrix, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SYNNEX Corporation, offers a portfolio of strategic solutions and end-to-end business services around customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation to clients in ten identified industry verticals. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX Corporation operates in 25 countries around the world. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this release that are forward-looking, such as product features and capabilities, high-tech toy category growth, and general success of the collaboration, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance that may be suggested in this release. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release.

Copyright 2016 SYNNEX Corporation. All rights reserved. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, CONCENTRIX, NEW AGE ELECTRONICS, the NEW AGE ELECTRONICS Logo and all other SYNNEX company, product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of SYNNEX Corporation. SYNNEX, the SYNNEX Logo, CONCENTRIX, NEW AGE ELECTRONICS and the NEW AGE ELECTRONICS Logo Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. Other names and marks are the property of their respective owners.

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ASUS is the Official Gaming Monitor for Cineplex Entertainment and WorldGaming’s Canadian Tournaments

Cineplex.com.Fremont, CA (January 26, 2016) – ASUS is excited to partner with Cineplex Entertainment and WorldGaming to equip theaters across Canada with ASUS gaming monitors. The theaters will host Canadian gaming enthusiasts as part of the Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Championships Presented by PlayStation tournament series. The events will feature numerous PC and console-based gaming tournaments throughout the year.

Vivian Lien, Chief Marketing Officer at ASUS Computer International, believes this unique partnership strongly supports both eSports and the growing community of gamers. “Although eSports has become an incredible phenomenon recently, ASUS has been developing technology for gamers since day one. From our powerful motherboards and gaming notebooks, to our industry-leading graphics cards and monitors, we’ve got the tools that will help gamers be at their best. We’re excited about this opportunity, and can’t wait to see how intense the competitions are going to be.”

Rob Segal, CEO of WorldGaming, agrees. “This is going to be one of the largest network of tournaments in Canada, and we’re anticipating a huge response. We’re proud to have ASUS as a partner. People are going to love how we’ve retrofitted the theatres to create an elite-gaming environment. And with ASUS, we’ve got a great name in gaming to support us.”

The “Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Championships Presented by PlayStation*” tournaments will begin with Online Qualifiers, moving to Regional Finals events in 24 Cineplex theatres across Canada. The tournament will culminate with the Canadian Championship event in Toronto that will be broadcast across the country.

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For additional information on products and services, please visit: www.asus.com/ca/
https://pcdiy.asus.com/
www.worldgaming.com

*“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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About ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

About WorldGaming
WorldGaming acts as a social gaming community for competitive gamers to interact with one another and with brands, targeting the gamer demographic. Launched in 2006, it is the premier destination for competitive and passionate gamers, with over 8,000,000 matched played and over $40,000,000 in cash prizes paid to gamers. Owned and operated by Cineplex Entertainment, WorldGaming is an online service that facilitates tournaments, leagues and ladders for all platforms. More information is available at WorldGaming.com.

About Cineplex Inc.
Cineplex Inc. (“Cineplex”) is one of Canada’s leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture theatre circuits in the world. A top-tier Canadian brand, Cineplex operates numerous businesses including theatrical exhibition, food services, gaming, alternative programming (Front Row Centre Events), Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Solutions, Cineplex Digital Networks, and the online sale of home entertainment content through CineplexStore.com and on apps embedded in various electronic devices. Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE – Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.

Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operates 162 theatres with 1,652 screens from coast to coast, serving approximately 74 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Colossus, Coliseum, Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex Cinemas, Cineplex VIP Cinemas, Famous Players and Cinema City. Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes brands. Cineplex trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CGX. More information is available at Cineplex.com.

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call

WYOMISSING, Pa., Jan. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLPI) today announced that the Company will release its 2015 fourth quarter financial results at 7:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 4, 2016 and will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, February 4, 2016.

During the conference call, Peter M. Carlino, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and William J. Clifford, Chief Financial Officer, will review the quarter’s results and performance, discuss recent events and conduct a question-and-answer period.

Webcast
The conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.glpropinc.com. To listen to a live broadcast, go to the site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time in order to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the call will also be available for 90 days on the Company’s website.

To Participate in the Telephone Conference Call:
Dial in at least five minutes prior to start time.
Domestic: 1-877-705-6003
International: 1-201-493-6725

Conference Call Playback:
Domestic: 1-877-870-5176
International: 1-858-384-5517
Passcode: 13628297
The playback can be accessed through February 11, 2016.

About Gaming and Leisure Properties

GLPI is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing, and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in “triple net” lease arrangements, pursuant to which the tenant is responsible for all facility maintenance, insurance required in connection with the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties, taxes levied on or with respect to the leased properties and all utilities and other services necessary or appropriate for the leased properties and the business conducted on the leased properties. GLPI expects to grow its portfolio by aggressively pursuing opportunities to acquire additional gaming facilities to lease to gaming operators. GLPI also intends to diversify its portfolio over time, including by acquiring properties outside the gaming industry to lease to third parties. GLPI is the first gaming-focused REIT.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as “expects,” “believes,” “estimates,” “intends,” “may,” “will,” “should” or “anticipates” or the negative or other variation of these or similar words, or by discussions of future events, strategies or risks and uncertainties. Such forward looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about GLPI and its subsidiaries, including risks related to the following: the ability to receive, or delays in obtaining, the regulatory approvals required to own and/or operate its properties, or other delays or impediments to completing announced acquisitions; GLPI’s ability to successfully identify a third party operator for The Meadows Racetrack and Casino and related transfer of operating assets, licenses and permits; GLPI’s ability to maintain its status as a REIT; the availability of and the ability to identify suitable and attractive acquisition and development opportunities and the ability to acquire and lease those properties on favorable terms; the ability to diversify into different businesses, such as hotels, entertainment facilities and office space; changes in the U.S. tax law and other state, federal or local laws, whether or not specific to REITs or to the gaming or lodging industries; and other factors described in GLPI’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, each as amended and as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All subsequent written and oral forward looking statements attributable to GLPI or persons acting on GLPI’s behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements included in this press release. GLPI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements contained or incorporated by reference herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur.

 

Apple Features Freeze Tag’s New Mobile Game Kitty Pawp: Bubble Shooter

TUSTIN, Calif., Jan. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freeze Tag (OTC:FRZT), a leading creator of mobile social games, today announced that its new free-to-play bubble popper game called Kitty Pawp™: Bubble Shooter has been featured in the Best New Game Updates section of Apple’s App Store.

“We are thrilled that Kitty Pawp has been selected for this feature to increase the exposure to our game,” said Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag. “Already, new installs of the game have increased dramatically and we now have thousands of daily active users.”

Kitty Pawp has reached the top 50 downloaded puzzle and family games for iPad and top 150 downloaded puzzle and family games for iPhone after the feature, according to App Annie, an App Store monitoring service. Management indicated that the game has enjoyed a 2400% rise in the app store rankings because of the featured placement.

Kitty Pawp: Bubble Shooter is an arcade-style, match three puzzle game similar to Bubble Witch 2 Saga or Angry Birds Pop. However, unlike those games, Kitty Pawp is all about cats: their likes (fishes), dislikes (hairballs), and everything in between. The game features a cast of crazy cat characters with different personalities, 100 levels, five different cat-themed worlds, special bubble-busting boosters, and complete Facebook integration.

Bubble shooter games have become increasingly popular on both Apple and Google app stores. According to thinkgaming.com (https://thinkgaming.com/app-sales-data/8090/bubble-witch-2-saga/) some bubble shooter games, such as Bubble Witch 2 Saga are estimated to gross over $40,775 per day (over $14 million per year) on the iPhone platform alone.

To download Kitty Pawp to your iPhone or iPad, go to this link on the App Store: http://frzt.us/kitty-pawp-ios. To play on Facebook, go here: http://frzt.us/kpfbapp. To learn more about Kitty Pawp: Bubble Shooter, please visit the game’s website at http://www.kittypawp.com.

About Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile social games that are fun and engaging for all ages. Based on a free-to-play business model that has propelled games like Candy Crush Saga to worldwide success, we employ state-of-the-art data analytics and proprietary technology to dynamically optimize the gaming experience for revenue generation. Players can download and enjoy our games for free, or they can purchase virtual items and additional features within the game to increase the fun factor. Our games encourage players to compete and engage with their friends on major social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Founded by gaming industry veterans, Freeze Tag has launched several successful mobile games including the number one hit series Victorian Mysteries® and Unsolved Mystery Club®, as well as digital entertainment like Etch A Sketch®. Freeze Tag games have been downloaded millions of times on the Apple, Amazon and Google app stores.

Comic Book Men Exclusive Clip with Stan Lee

Comic Book Men Exclusive Clip with Stan Lee - 2016-01-19 12:21:11

J3643_CBM_s5_1Sheet_PhoneBooth_26F3_LR_2 (1)Comic Book Men returns to AMC Sunday, February 14th and CGM has your exclusive look at an upcoming episode featuring comic book guru, Stan Lee.

Stan Lee tells the guys about how he almost quit comic books! Can you imagine!? A world without the Fantastic Four.. Make sure you tune into Comic Book Men to hear more from Stan Lee.

For more Comic Book Men exclusive clips, make sure you subscribe to the CGM YouTube and be sure to watch the return of Comic Book Men February 14th only on AMC!

 

 

 

Official Key Art for Upcoming The Walking Dead

Official Key Art for Upcoming The Walking Dead

Zombies. They have become one of the most popular monsters of today’s time.

Today AMC released key art for the second half of the current season of The Walking Dead. So much has happened this season to the gang so far but it is not over yet! Executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple said, “In the new world, they’ll find hope, possibility, tragedy and the terrifying cost of change.”

TWDS6B_KeyArtThe second half of “The Walking Dead” season six, returns Sunday, February 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Skullcandy Updates Fourth Quarter Outlook

Acquires Minority Interest in Mexico Joint Venture

Management to Present at 2016 ICR Conference

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Skullcandy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKUL) today updated its outlook for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Updated Fourth Quarter Outlook

For the fourth quarter, the Company now expects net sales to be approximately flat with 2014 levels, or increase approximately 2% on a currency neutral basis. The Company had previously forecasted net sales to increase by approximately 5-7%, or approximately 8-10% on a currency neutral basis, compared to the same quarter a year ago. Based on the sales shortfall attributable to disappointing holiday results, combined with the impact on gross margin from product mix shift driven by a higher percentage of gaming headset sales during the holiday season, the Company now expects fourth quarter diluted earnings per share on a U.S. GAAP basis between $0.20 and $0.22, compared to its previous outlook of $0.38 to $0.40.

This new outlook includes a $1.6 million pre-tax allowance for bad debt charge related to further challenges with a China distributor. Excluding this China related charge and associated tax rate impacts, fourth quarter diluted earnings per share is expected to be between $0.25 and $0.27.

The Company’s financial results are subject to finalization and audit of its financial closing procedures and results.

“During the fourth quarter, including the holiday period, we experienced solid consumer demand for both the Skullcandy and Astro brands. Skullcandy domestic sell-through increased mid-teens year-over-year driven by a triple digit gain in our wireless headphone business according to NPD data. At the same time, Astro exceeded expectations and strengthened its connection with elite gamers through the recent launch of our A40 TR suite of products. However, we are disappointed that our strong sell-through performances could not overcome the softness in the U.S. audio headphone market which was unexpectedly down in the fourth quarter. This headwind, as well as aggressive promotional activity by our competitors, negatively affected our replenishment business for Skullcandy branded products contributing to the majority of our revenue miss, combined with a product mix shift that negatively weighed on gross margins,” explained Skullcandy President and CEO Hoby Darling.

“We also chose to minimize sales to discount channels to further protect the Skullcandy brand and our retailers, as well as continue the clean-up work with our largest China distributor during the fourth quarter, as we shift to a more direct model in China,” added Darling.

Darling continued, “Our recent market share gains and strong pipeline of innovative new products have us cautiously optimistic about our near-term growth prospects, particularly for our gaming and wireless businesses. Our outlook is being balanced by the challenging audio market conditions in the U.S. and our ongoing work to improve certain international markets. As a result, in 2016 we now expect net sales to grow in the mid to high-single digits and earnings per share to grow at a mid-teens rate over 2015 results, excluding the 2015 Q4 bad-debt allowance for our China distributor.”

The Company expects to report its actual results for the fourth quarter and full year 2015 and provide a full year outlook for 2016 in March 2016. This press release contains certain non-GAAP information, such as currency neutral basis, which is intended to provide visibility into the Company’s operations by excluding the effects of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.

*”Currency neutral basis,” assumes the foreign exchange rates in effect for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015 were in effect for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014 and that neither period receives the effect of foreign currency related income or expense. For further details on currency neutral basis, please refer to our previously filed 2015 Form 10-Qs.

Mexico Distribution

The Company announced that it has acquired the minority interest in its Mexico joint venture and now operates a wholly-owned subsidiary in this market. Darling explained, “We are excited to now have full control of our business in Mexico. The Skullcandy brand has resonated extremely well with consumers in this market since launching a few years ago. By working directly with our retail partners combined with additional demand creation investments, we believe we can accelerate sales growth and increase our market share at a faster pace.”

ICR Conference

The Company also announced that it will make a presentation at the 2016 ICR Conference, held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. Management will host the presentation currently scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

The slides accompanying the presentation will be posted at www.skullcandy.com under the Investor Relations section prior to the presentation.

About Skullcandy, Inc.

Skullcandy, Inc. creates world-class audio experiences through its Skullcandy®, Astro Gaming®, and 2XL® brands. Founded at the intersection of music, sports, technology and creative culture, Skullcandy brand creates world-class audio and gaming products for the risk takers, innovators, and pioneers who inspire us all to live life at full volume. From new innovations in the science of sound and human potential, to collaborations with up-and-coming musicians and athletes, Skullcandy lives by its mission to inspire life at full volume through forward-thinking technologies and ideas, and leading edge design and materialization. ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment for professional gamers, leagues, and gaming enthusiasts. ASTRO Gaming was founded in the pits of competitive gaming and has become synonymous with pinnacle gaming experiences. Skullcandy, ASTRO Gaming, and 2XL products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels around the world from the Company’s global locations in Park City, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Zurich, Mexico City, and Shanghai, as well as through partners in some of the most important culture, sports, and gaming hubs in the world. The Skullcandy brand website can be found at www.skullcandy.com. The ASTRO Gaming website can be found at www.astrogaming.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, statements regarding the Company’s anticipated future financial and operating results and any other statements about the Company’s future expectations, beliefs or prospects expressed by management are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs, but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations are disclosed under the “Risk Factors” section of the 2014 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 13, 2015 and our 2015 10-Qs. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Cord Media Company Earns Nine Prestigious Davey Awards

Palm Desert, CA, Jan. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cord Media Company, a full-service agency specializing in creative services, media, integrated marketing and branding, is pleased to announce they have earned nine prestigious Davey Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA).

Both The Living Desert’s integrated marketing campaign for the park’s “Zoorassic” show and Cord Media’s own promotional short reel highlighting clients and agency services, received top honors with gold Davey Awards.

Cord Media also garnered several silver awards for campaigns produced for clients in one of its specialties – the gaming industry – including Hollywood Park Casino and Tortoise Rock Casino, both in Southern California, as well as two St. Croix Casinos located in Wisconsin. Creative work for Hard Rock Energy Drink, owned by the Florida-based Seminole Tribe, and Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs in California also earned silver Daveys.

The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies in the world. The 2015 Davey Awards received nearly 4,000 entries from advertising agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public relations firms.

“Each year we look forward to submitting our work and are thrilled when it garners awards that recognize the creativity and craftsmanship that go into each and every piece,” said Jonas Udcoff, chief executive officer at Cord Media Company. “As a team, we strive for excellence and receiving accolades such as these reinforces that notion.”

Earlier this year, Cord Media was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2015 list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America for a second year in a row. Cord Media also was honored with numerous other awards, including 13 Communicator Awards, four Telly Awards, three Summit Marketing Effectiveness Awards and 24 American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards.

 

2015 Cord Media Davey Awards:

Gold: The Living Desert Integrated campaign

Gold: Cord Media Company – Short reel

Silver: Hollywood Park Casino – Commercial

Silver: St. Croix Casinos Integrated campaign, Destination Danbury

Silver: St. Croix Casinos Integrated campaign, Turtle Lake

Silver: Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Grand opening video

Silver: Signature PGA West Print advertisement

Silver: Tortoise Rock Casino Commercial

Silver: Hard Rock Energy Drink Integrated campaign

The internationally recognized Davey awards are judged and overseen by the AIVA, an invitation-only member-based organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.

About Cord Media:

Cord Media is an award-winning, full-service advertising and marketing agency, providing graphic and website design, social networking, television/radio production, public relations, media buying, trafficking, and account management, all in-house. Cord Media’s clients include: Hard Rock Energy Drink, Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, St. Croix Casinos, Muckleshoot Indian Casino, Spotlight 29 Casino, Tortoise Rock Casino, Hollywood Park Casino, Career Builder Challenge (formerly Humana Challenge), Lennar, DR Horton, Family Development, Alta Verde Group, Signature at PGA WEST, The Living Desert, Port of Everett, City of Indio, Teserra, and Copley’s on Palm Canyon, among others. Cord Media’s main office is located at 43645 Monterey Ave. Suite D, Palm Desert, CA and can be reached by phone at 760.834.8599. Other offices include: Malibu, CA and South Florida.

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CONTACT: Contact: Kristy Kneiding
Director of Public Relations
[email protected]
760-834-8599

Velocity Micro Announces the World’s Most Powerful All-in-One PC with a Curved 34″ Display

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 5, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Velocity Micro®, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, and peripherals announces the Raptor One, the world’s most powerful All-in-One PC with a curved display. Designed for gamers, media creators, and enthusiasts, the Raptor One features a stunning curved Ultra WQHD (3440 x 1440, 21:9 resolution) screen, thin bezels, and sleek lines. The Raptor One is fully configurable to meet the needs of even the most demanding applications with Intel® 6th Gen Core® or Intel Xeon desktop processors, M.2 solid state drives, and full sized graphics including the NVIDIA® GTX TITAN X.
“The Raptor One represents the next phase in our evolution as a builder of the world’s most powerful and artful PC hardware,” said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. “Now, not only do we continue to provide the most incredible gaming, workstation, and laptop PCs to our enthusiast customers, but with the Raptor One, we offer an All-in-One PC that combines power and aesthetics in a way few ever have.”
Key features of the Raptor One All-in-One include:

  • 34″ Curved LG Ultra WQHD screen with 3440 x 1440 resolution (21:9)
  • Integrated 80+ Gold certified power supply
  • Full sized PCIe x16 graphics cards
  • Asus mITX desktop motherboards and
  • Integrated liquid cooling options
  • Thousands of possible custom configurations including 6th Generation Intel Core desktop and Xeon processors
  • VESA mount compatible
  • 1 year warranty with lifetime US-based technical support

“PC innovation is at an all-time high, and 6th Generation Intel Core processors are powering some beautiful new systems,” said Laura Crone, Intel Vice President and General Manager for channel client products. “Velocity Micro’s Raptor One is a stellar example of what is possible: it incorporates a gorgeous All in One design with our powerful processor to take gaming to the next level.”
The Raptor One will be available for order on Monday, February 1st with pricing starting at $2199 for the fully configured system. To custom configure an award-winning AIO, desktop, workstation, or laptop or to learn more about Velocity Micro’s line of ultra-performance PC products, visit VelocityMicro.com or call 888-300-4450.
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About Velocity Micro

Velocity Micro is the premier high-performance personal computer provider in North America. Founded in 1992, Richmond, Va.-based Velocity Micro custom builds award winning gaming, mobile, multimedia, small business, workstation, visual supercomputers and peripherals. Velocity Micro products are currently available in retail from Newegg.com and Amazon.com. For more information, please call (888) 300-4450 or visit www.VelocityMicro.com
Velocity Micro has earned over 75 industry awards, including 18 PC Magazine Editor’s Choice awards. CNET, Maximum PC, Mobile PC, PC World, Computer Gaming World, Computer Shopper, and PC Gamer editors have all chosen Velocity Micro systems as some of the industry’s best-performing, highest-quality, and most reliable PCs.

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Mad Catz to Join the “Designed for Samsung” Program

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE:MKT) (TSX:MCZ), a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products, announced today that it has joined the Designed for Samsung (DFS) program. As the first company to offer traditional video game controller hardware for the Designed for Samsung program, Mad Catz will be introducing a range of mobile gaming products from its award-winning GameSmart™ portfolio, optimized for Samsung smartphones and tablets.

With a wide variety of innovative controllers and gamepads, Mad Catz will provide Samsung Mobile consumers the opportunity to enhance their gaming and multi-media experiences with features and functionality that take full advantage of their Samsung smartphone or tablet, as well as other Bluetooth® enabled connected devices and PCs. Each certified product will also feature the ‘Designed for Samsung Mobile’ logo on packaging, communicating seamless compatibility with Samsung smartphones and tablets.

“We’re excited to join the Designed for Samsung Program and provide Samsung Mobile customers with a range of high-quality mobile gaming products designed to enhance their mobile experience,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “Our GameSmart line of mobile gaming controllers and accessories continue to lead the industry in product innovation and through our participation in the DFS program, gamers can be assured of getting the ideal gaming product for their Samsung smartphone or tablet.”

All participating Mad Catz DFS program products will be available to purchase through the Mad Catz Online Store (store.madcatz.com) as well as from other leading retailers. For more information, please visit: http://madcatz.com/

About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE:MKT) (TSX:MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz products cater to passionate gamers across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows PC and Mac® computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mad Catz distributes its products through its online store as well as distribution via many leading retailers around the globe. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mad Catz maintains offices in Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products, please visit the Company’s website at www.madcatz.com

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Information in this press release that involves the Company’s expectations business prospects, plans, intentions or strategies regarding its future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “goal,” “believe,” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Among the factors that could cause the Company’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include the following: the ability to maintain or renew the Company’s licenses; competitive developments affecting the Company’s current products; first-party price reductions; availability of capital under our credit facility; commercial acceptance of new in-home gaming consoles; the ability to successfully market both new and existing products domestically and internationally; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; unanticipated product delays; or a downturn in the market or industry. A further list and description of these and other factors, risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in the Company’s most recent annual report, and any subsequent quarterly reports, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian Securities Administrators. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events or developments. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of the Company and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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2015 Game of the Year Winner

2015 Game of the Year Winner

As another year ends, the CGM staff has come together to award Game of the Year to deserving titles of 2015. After a lengthy and heated debate on podcast, and a vote from the CGM staff all over the world, we have crowned our GotY picks! Eight categories that span all year and a wide range of genres. These titles are the best of the best of 2015 and demonstrate unique qualifications that set them apart and above in 2015. Here is our pick for 2015 Game of the Year.

Game of the Year is not a title that is considered lightly. This is a game that not only stands out within its genre, but stands beyond all games across all genres. It is a game that showcases extreme technical proficiency, incredible storytelling capabilities, an immersive and believable game world, and stays with the player long after they’ve finished playing. It’s a game that players not only want to talk about months after completion, but to revisit and find every last little detail. It is with great deliberation that we present these games for the title of Game of the Year.

Nominees: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
                    Fallout 4
                    Undertale
                    Splatoon

Winner: The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a shining example of what video games can be, not only technically, but artistically. Its sheer scope is baffling and the amount of content within can very well keep players engaged for an entire year. Its combat mechanics are tight and technical, rewarding precision over barbaric button bashing, and its levelling and upgrade system, while some may considering restrictive, add a layer of depth to the game that forces you to strategize every encounter.

But beyond being a technically proficient game, it’s also a deep and complex story that makes the player an integral part of it, stopping them to consider each choice as they influence momentous events. Its beautiful designs for landscapes, monsters, and people create a world that feels alive; one that’s as beautiful as it is harrowing. The Witcher 3 is a sterling example of a video game, deeply complex, awe inspiring, and above all FUN. It truly deserves the title of Game of the Year.