Archive for August 19th, 2009

Company salutes long lasting tradition of arcade gaming by giving
$10,000 to arcade on the brink of closure

Gamers to choose next arcade to be saved with $25,000 prize at

Parsippany, NJ (August 2009) – With classic video game arcades facing the ultimate “game over”, the makers of STRIDE, The Ridiculously Long Lasting Gum®,  want to do everything they can to help keep the elbows bumping and quarters flowing. Enter Save the Arcades – a nationwide campaign to stop the disappearance of this beloved and endangered form of gaming.

Last week, STRIDE discovered that a Philadelphia-area arcade called Challenge Arcade was within days of closing down, so they decided to help. By providing $10,000, STRIDE ensured that Challenge will stay in business and continue to offer gaming goodness, world record events and tournaments to the community.

“What a wonderful gesture!” said Joe LeVan, Owner, Challenge Arcade. “I can’t say enough good things about the folks at STRIDE who helped me stay afloat during this difficult time.”

“Well, we couldn’t launch ‘Save the Arcades’ without actually saving an arcade!” said Gary Osifchin, Marketing Director, STRIDE. “Now that Challenge Arcade is safe, we’ve identified four other arcades that deserve a long lasting existence, and we’re asking everyone who cares about gaming to help preserve this long lasting tradition and keep those quarters rolling in.”

STRIDE is inviting gaming enthusiasts everywhere to join the movement to save the arcades by choosing the next arcade to receive some financial support. Here’s how gamers can decide which iconic arcade receives a $25,000 award:

  1. Go to
  2. Play the most highly anticipated game in the history of time for arcade gaming enthusiasts – Zapataur
  3. Allocate your gaming points to one of four iconic video game arcades
  4. Arcade that receives the most points will be awarded $25,000

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STRIDE is proud to announce that the following independent-operator arcades will be participating in the Save the Arcades program and are eligible to score $25,000:

  • Arcade UFO in Austin, Texas – A unique blend of classic arcade games and rare Japanese titles<
  • Game Galaxy in Nashville, Tennessee – Proud owners of the most coin-operated pinball machines in Tennessee
  • Starbase Arcade in San Rafael, CA – Marin County’s first video arcade, operating for more than 25 years
  • Star Worlds Arcade in DeKalb, IL – A “living time capsule of video games,” operating for nearly 25 years


About Stride®

Stride® The Ridiculously Long Lasting Gum® was launched in 2006 to give gum chewers a fun, unique and long lasting chewing experience. Stride, a Cadbury brand, comes in nine flavors – Winterblue, Spearmint, Sweet Peppermint, Forever Fruit®, Sweet Berry, Sweet Cinnamon, Always Mandarin®, Nonstop Mint® and new Uber Bubble™. To find out more about Stride, and what the brand is up to visit STRIDEGUM.COM.









One of the Most Talked About and Innovative New Shows on Television Arrives in a 4-Disc Collector’s Set Packed With Electrifying Extras Including Full-Episode Commentaries on All 13 Episodes,

The Original Sanctuary Webisodes and More!

IN STORES SEPTEMBER 15 , NY (August 18, 2009) – This September, E1 Entertainment proudly brings to DVD one of television’s most talked about and groundbreaking new series.  Blazing an innovative trail, the hit Syfy original series Sanctuary features awe-inspiring virtual sets and visual effects as it follows Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) on her quest to study and protect the extraordinary and legendary creatures that secretly live among us.  On September 15, prepare to believe in the unbelievable as SANCTUARY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON debuts on DVD in a deluxe, 4-disc set featuring all 13 exhilarating Season One episodes plus over two hours of bonus features for only $44.98 SRP.

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With cutting-edge technology, Sanctuary creates a world

teeming with mermaids, dinosaurs and monster mayhem”

TV Guide

Presented in 16×9 anamorphic widescreen with 5.1 Surround Sound and optional English and Spanish subtitles, SANCTUARY: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON also includes an arsenal of exclusive extras including: audio commentaries on all 13 episodes with cast and crew including Amanda Tapping, creator Damian Kindler, director Martin Wood and more; three making-of featurettes (“Welcome to the Sanctuary,” “Sanctuary Residents” and “Sanctuary Visual Effects”); the original Sanctuary webisodes (which provided the inspiration for the television series); a bloopers reel; behind-the-scenes photo gallery and an exclusive sneak peek at Season Two, which premieres on Syfy Friday, October 9 at 10/9 Central.

Sanctuary follows the adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, her new recruit, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman and her fearless daughter Ashley.  Together they track down, study and protect the strange and often terrifying creatures that secretly populate our world. Although dismissed as monstrous figments of our imaginations and the stuff of our nightmares, Magnus recognizes that the world is full of nature’s mistakes and triumphs.  And she has the spectacular proof that they are indeed real.  For some ‘abnormals’, Magnus is their protector.  For a dangerous few, she is their captor.

Sanctuary stars Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus (Stargate SG-1), Robin Dunne as Dr. Will Zimmerman (Dawson’s Creek), Emilie Ullerup as Ashley (jPod), Christopher Heyerdahl as the sinister John Druitt (Stargate Atlantis) and Ryan Robbins as Henry Foss (Battlestar Galactica).

Braving new worlds in each episode is just the start for Sanctuary.  The series is also proudly credited for pioneering new techniques and technology in television production.  Recently nominated for a 2009 Primetime Emmy® for Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Sanctuary is one of the only series to shoot extensively on green screen.  The series was also the first in North America to shoot with the new RED camera – a digital system that captures images at four times the resolution of a high definition camera, resulting in a look that is unmatched on television.

The Sanctuary creative team includes executive producer, writer and creator (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis); executive producer and lead actor Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis); and executive producer and director Martin Wood (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis).  In addition, Sam Egan (Jeremiah, The Outer Limits) serves as executive producer and writer along with John Smith (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis) and Keith Beedie as executive producers.  Sanctuary is distributed by Tricon Films and Television.  For more information, visit