Thursday, December 24, 2009

QTE Gamers Wishes All Its Readers Happy Holidays And A Happy New Year

i'm just writing to say happy holidays.

I hope that everything turns out ok and that QTE Gamers will see you all after the holidays.

I'm going to take a few days off during this holiday period. It'll be my first proper holiday since i started QTE Gamers. Also, its coming up to our first anniversary as well which is exciting. I know that QTE Gamers isn't the site i have in mind, but i still want to thank you all for for asking questions, engaging me, re-tweeting, and visiting the site. I hope that i can continue working on the site but unfortunatly i really do need some money so i may have to get a job, but i'll keep everyone informed if it comes to that. if you want to donate some money that would be really helpful and so apprieciated.

I will write some things, a reflection on the year, tips on being a blogger and doing a site for the anniversary, but until then i hope every one has a good holiday break, a great new year, and that we get to see you all again soon.

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16cFIO

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16cGGo

  • The BBC have said that PS3 owners watch Comedy, Mock The Week, mostly on the iPlayer, Top Gear Most Watched in general. http://ow.ly/OVaF

  • The first movie poster for the Tekken movie has gone like on the Warner Bros. Japan Site. http://ow.ly/OVhw

  • Ubisoft have said they are going to aim for the Japanese market by possibly doing a traditional RPG. http://ow.ly/OVjh

  • 360: A Modern Warfare 2 patch should be out now. it fixes the 1887 Akimbo glitch and private match issues. http://ow.ly/OVkn

  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Have Released A New Trailer For EverQuest II Sentinel's Fate http://ow.ly/16cHBa

  • PC: Valve have started a Sale on Steam. there will be daily sales and special deals and entire catalogue sales. http://ow.ly/OVlF

  • Wii: The OFLC has rated Dracula X: Rondo of Blood for the Virtual Console. its only been out on Japans Virtual Console http://ow.ly/OYBI

  • QTE Blog: Sega Has Released A New Trailer For Vancouver Winter Olympic Games 2010 http://ow.ly/16cIFB

  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released Screenshots And A Trailer Showing Mini Games In Super Monkey Ball Step And Roll http://ow.ly/16cJAo

  • QTE Blog: Sega Has Released A Christmas Trailer For Sonic And Sega's All Star Racing http://ow.ly/16cLm4

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ow.ly/16cM8O

  • RT @majornelson: next time you sign into Xbox LIVE, Go to the right on the Spotlight channel and you can play the Snowball fight mini-game

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released Screenshots Of Music Game Stores On Xbox Marketplace http://ow.ly/16cNiS

  • QTE Blog: WWE Have Granted THQ The Exclusive Woldwide Rights To Develop And Publish Videogames http://ow.ly/16cOjM

  • QTE Blog: NISA Have Released Artwork, Screenshots And A Trailer For Last Rebellion On The PS3 http://ow.ly/16cPp4



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

NISA Have Released Artwork, Screenshots And A Trailer For Last Rebellion On The PS3

NISA have released new screenshots, artwork, and a trailer for the Playstation3 game Last Rebellion. All the screenshots show in-game action from various parts of the game, the artwork is for many of the characters in the game, And the trailer shows of a mix of in-game action and artwork to a J-Rock song.



Last Rebellion Art


Battle Screenshots



Screenshots



WWE Have Granted THQ The Exclusive Woldwide Rights To Develop And Publish Videogames

The WWE have announced that they have entered into a new eight year deal with THQ. this deal gives THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish videogames based on the WWE. this deal will start on January 1st 2010.

Press Release

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., and STAMFORD, Conn. --(Business Wire)-- Dec 22, 2009 THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE), leaders in video gaming and sports entertainment, today announced that they have entered into a new eight-year agreement granting THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to develop and publish video games based on WWE®’s content effective January 1, 2010.

WWE grants THQ the exclusive worldwide rights to publish interactive games based on WWE properties across all major gaming platforms and distribution channels.

Since WWE entered the video game market in 1990, it has been a recognized leader and one of the top ten best-selling brands since 1995* according to NPD Group. Through September 30, 2009, THQ has reported net sales of WWE video games in excess of $1.4 billion.

“This agreement ensures that WWE games will continue to be an important cornerstone of THQ’s annual release schedule for the long term,” said Brian Farrell, THQ President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to working directly with WWE to expand their brand in the video game space through continued game play innovation and increased online delivery of WWE content.”

“As one of the most successful video game brands, WWE is excited to work directly with THQ to translate WWE’s colorful characters and ever-changing content into exciting and fresh video games for our fans,” said Donna Goldsmith, WWE Chief Operating Officer.

“This year’s highly rated WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 video game demonstrates the innovation and creativity that THQ brings to WWE,” said Vince McMahon, WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This new licensing agreement will ensure that we continue our tremendous success in the video game industry in the years to come.”

*Based on US Market brand ranking 1995-November 2009

About World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly, PG content across all of its platforms including television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto and Sydney. Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) can be found at corporate.wwe.com.

About THQ Inc.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, copyrights and logos are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements about THQ
The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “THQ”), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the release of WWE video games, and are based upon management’s current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ’s financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2009, and particularly the discussion of risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements about WWE
Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the conditions of the markets for live events, broadcast television, cable television, pay-per-view, Internet, entertainment, professional sports, and licensed merchandise; acceptance of the Company's brands, media and merchandise within those markets; uncertainties relating to litigation; risks associated with producing live events both domestically and internationally; uncertainties associated with international markets; risks relating to maintaining and renewing key agreements, including television distribution agreements; and other risks and factors set forth from time to time in Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially from those currently expected or anticipated. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, our dividend is based on a number of factors, including our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan, our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends and such other factors as our board of directors may consider relevant.

Microsoft Have Released Screenshots Of Music Game Stores On Xbox Live Marketplace

Microsoft Have released screenshots of the upcoming individual music game stores. the main menu offers a choice of games like Rock Band, Lips, And Guitar Hero. Within the Rock Band menu you can choose between Rock Band, Lego Rock Band and The Beatles Rock Band. from any of these games you can browse the albums/songs available for download. you can hear a preview of each of the tracks and buy them.

Music Stores



This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo UK have released information about what is coming to the WiiWare And DSiWare this Friday. no Virtual Console games were announced as coming out on Friday.

WiiWare
The Mystery of Whiterock Castle
TV Show King 2

DSiWare
Art Academy: First Semester
A Little Bit of… Magic Made Fun: Mind Probe
Me & My Dogs Friends Forever
RAYMAN
Sparkle Snapshots

From Nintendo UK


Sega Has Released A Christmas Trailer For Sonic And Sega's All Star Racing

Sega has released a new trailer for Sonic And Sega's All Star Racing. this is a Christmas focused trailer, showing racing around a new snowy track. most of the trailer appears to show in-game action from various of the characters in the game.




Sega Have Released Screenshots And A Trailer Showing Mini Games In Super Monkey Ball Step And Roll

Sega has released new screenshots and a trailer for Super Monkey Ball Step And Roll. these screenshots and trailer focus on the Mini Games. the trailer shows in-game action of many of these mini games. the trailer shows that some of the mini games are new whilst some are favourites from previous games.



Mini Games



Sega Has Released A New Trailer For Vancouver Winter Olympic Games 2010

Sega Has Released A New Trailer for Vancouver Winter Olympic Games 2010. this is trailer shows mostly in-game action from either the first person view of the third person view. two event are shown here, the Luge and Short track speed skating events.




Sony Online Entertainment Have Released A New Trailer For EverQuest II Sentinel's Fate

Sony Online Entertainment have released a new trailer for EverQuest II Sentinel's Fate. this trailer shows the lynx mount in the game. the trailer shows that you can get this mount and the armoured mount by pre-ordering the collectors edition. you will also get a collectable figurine of a armoured mount when you pre-order the collectors edition.




Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

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Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16chsp

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16cita

  • PSP: Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman 2 Time To Tighten up Security will reportedly have the Prequel included for free http://ow.ly/OzBi

  • iPhone: Spider The Secret of Bryce Manor has been updated with 10 new levels and 24 new achievements. http://ow.ly/OzCG

  • PSP: Sony has delayed SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 3. it will no longer be released in January. no new date announced http://ow.ly/OzDT

  • Tetsuya Nomura, character designer for Final Fantasy XIII/vsXIII/Agito says he's working on 2 unannounced titles. http://ow.ly/OzFq

  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce That adhocparty Is Coming Out Today In The EU http://ow.ly/16cjte

  • PC: Final Fantasy XIV has a robust character editor, skin tones, eye colours, lip colours, hair colours/styles + more http://ow.ly/OzHB

  • GameInformer has many pieces of artwork from the upcoming Transformers War For Cybertron game http://ow.ly/OzIV many

  • 360: Mass Effect 2 achievements have been leaked. there is 50 of them. possible spoilers if you look. http://ow.ly/OzK4

  • Wii:Excitebike World Rally doesn't have local multiplayer. horizontal or vertical split screen didn't work with gameplay http://ow.ly/OzLf

  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Have Released Character Art Of Mr Freeze In DC Universe http://ow.ly/16cnxl

  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 22/12/09 http://ow.ly/16cooA

  • iPhone: Epic have shown off the Unreal Engine 3 running on a iPhone/iPod Touch. no games announced. http://ow.ly/OIp4

  • Capcom have pulled Super Street Fighter IV, Lost Planet 2, Monster Hunter 3 from Q1 2010. they'll be out across the year http://ow.ly/OIt0

  • Capcom have lowered its financial forecast, net sales now ¥65 billion not ¥95 billion. http://ow.ly/OIus

  • Dead Space 2, Isaac Clarke lives on the space station Sprawl. more a focus on action and telekinesis http://ow.ly/OIvI

  • PS3: Last rebellion is set to come out in February in the USA. http://ow.ly/OIwP

  • RT @majornelson: If you need any Xbox support over the holidays, be sure to hit up @XboxSupport. They are here to help!

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update http://ow.ly/16csGz

  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce A Special Killzone 2 8 And A Half Hour Long Warzone Game http://ow.ly/16ct0X



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sony Announce A Special Killzone 2 8 And A Half Hour Long Warzone Game


Sony has announced that on Boxing day there will be a special 8 and a half hour long Warzone match being played in Killzone 2. to join, you'll need to look for the "BOXINDAYKILLZONE" game. the password needed to get in will be forumfun. The match is scheduled to run from 10Am to 6.30PM.
There may even be some goodies to get whilst playing
.

From EU Playstation Blog


This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update


The EU Playstation blog have detailed the new comics out today on the Digital Comic Store on the PSN.
  • Ghost Rider (2005) #1 : The Road To Damnation #1- #6 – Marvel (£1.19/€1.49) Ages 15+
  • The Fantastic Four (1961) #1 – #15 – Marvel (£1.19/€1.49) Ages 3+
  • The Mighty Avengers (2007) #1 – #6 – Marvel (£1.19/€1.49) Ages 9+
  • 2000AD Prog #1660 – 2000AD (£1.19/€1.49) Ages 15+
  • Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 – IDW (£0.79/€0.99) Ages 17+
  • Nanovor: Game Day #1 – IDW (£0.79/€0.99) Ages 9+
  • Transformers: All Hail Megatron #7 – IDW (£1.19/€1.49) Ages 12+
  • Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse #1 : Birds, Bees, Blood & Beer #1 – #4 – ID (£0.79/€0.99) Ages 17+

There will be new comics added each week. The Irish store is still apparently down and they are still working on it.

From EU Playstation Blog


UK PSN Update 22/12/09

Seasonal Offers
PS3: Fat Princess [£7.99]
PS3: Warhawk [£7.99]
PS3: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue [£14.99]
PS3: High Velocity Bowling [£3.99]
PS3: Lemmings [£3.19]
PS3: Burn Zombie Burn [£3.19]
PS3: Bomberman Ultra [£3.99]
PS3: Battlefield 1943 [£6.29]
PS3: Command & Conquer Red Alert Commanders Challenge [£5.19]
PS3: 3 On 3 NHL Arcade [£3.19]
PS3: Fight Night Round 4 – Champions Pack [£2.39]
PS3: Burnout Paradise [£13.99]
PS3: Burnout Paradise + Big Surf [£19.99]
PS3: Skate 2 – Maloof Money Cup Pack [£1.19]
PS3: Skate 2 – Time Is Money Pack [£2.39]
PS3: Skate 2 – Filmer Pack [£3.19]
PS3: Skate 2 – San Van Classic Pack [£2.39]
PS3: Skate 2 – Dyrdeks Fantasy Plaza Pack [£2.39]
PS3: Dead Space – Scorpian Pack [£2.39]
PS3: Dead Space – Obsidian Suit [£2.39]
PS3: Dead Space – Military Pack [£2.39]
PS3: Dead Space – Tank Pack [£2.39]
PS3: The Godfather II – The Corleone Bundle [£4.79]
PS1 Classic: CTR: Crash Team Racing [£2.39]
PS1 Classic: Kula World [£2.39]
PSP: Burnout Legends [£11.99]
PSP: Burnout Dominator [£11.99]
PSP: Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover [£7.99]
PSP: EA Replay [£7.99]
PSP: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [£16.99]
PSP: Numblast [£2.39]
PSP: Loco Roco 2 [£7.99]
PSP: Resistance Retribution [£14.99]

PS3 Games
Hustle Kings [£6.29]
adhocparty [Free]
Dragon Ball Raging Blast – Ginyu Force [Free]
Pain – Kato San [Free]
EyePet – Lucky Dip Styling Pack 10 [Free]
Little Big Planet – Pirates Of The Caribbean Costume Kit [£4.79]
Little Big Planet – Pirates Of The Caribbean Will Turner Costume [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – Pirates Of The Caribbean Tia Dalma Costume [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – Pirates Of The Caribbean Elizabet Swann Costume [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – Pirates Of The Caribbean Barbossa Costume [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – Pirates Of The Caribbean Davy Jones Costume [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – Pirates Of The Caribbean Sack Sparrow Costume [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – Pirates Of The Caribbean level Kit [£4.79]

Demo's
Dante's Inferno
Lego Indiana Jones 2
MX vs ATV Reflex

Guitar Hero 5
Celebrity New Years Rock Track Pack [£4.39]
“Harder To Breathe” By Maroon 5 [£1.59]
“New” By No Doubt [£1.59]
“Our Song” By Taylor Swift [£1.59]
“Hark The Herald Angels Sing” by Steve Ouimette [Free]

Rock Band
Weezer Pack 3 [£2.49]
“(if Your Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” by Weezer [£0.99]
“Beverly Hills” by Weezer [£0.99]
“Let It All Hang Out” by Weezer [£0.99]
“Alot Like Me” by The OffSpring [£0.99]
“Build A Bridge” by Limp Bizkit [£0.99]
“Ocean Avenue” by Yellowcard [£0.99]

DJ Hero
None

The Beatles Rock Band
None

Videos
PixleJunk Shooter Trailer
Hustle Kings Trailer
James Cameron's AVATAR The Game Launch Trailer
Savage Moon Trailer
Digger HD

Movie Trailer
None

Wallpaper
Gravity Crash – Space
Gravity Crash – Sun
Gravity Crash – Planet

Theme
Gravity Crash
Mushroom Wars
Tropical Paradise [£1.19]

Dynamic Theme
None

PSN ID Avatars
Little Big Planet – Sackboy [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Craft Earth [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – My Moon [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Sky Avatar [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Arrr! Avatar [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Marvin Avatar [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Gloria Avatar [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Great Blue Avatar [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Frost-E Avatar [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Hugo Avatar [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Lily Pad Avatar [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Christmas Tree Avatar [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Santa Avatar [£0.20]
Little Big Planet – Giftboy Avatar [£0.20]

PS1 Classic
Vagrant Story [£4.79]

PSP
Savage Moon: The Hera Campagin [£6.29]
Thrillville: Of The Rails [£7.99]

Minis
Cubixx [£2.49]
International Snooker [£3.99]
Tiger Trouble [£2.49]

Demo
None

Theme
None

Video
None


Sony Online Entertainment Have Released Character Art Of Mr Freeze In DC Universe

Sony Online Entertainment have released new character art for Mr Freeze in DC Universe. the character art shows the pencil drawings and subsequent Computer rendering of the character. unfortuantly, there are no in-game screenshots of Mr Freeze.

Mr Freeze



Sony Announce That adhocparty Is Coming Out Today In The EU


Sony Europe has announced that adhocparty will come out today in Europe. you will be able to download adhocparty from the PSN on to your PS3. adhoc PSP titles need players to be close together, adhocparty enables you to play adhoc multiplayer PSP games with people from around the world.

The Video below goes through most of the features in adhocparty.




From EU Playstation Blog


Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

Here is today's Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays news.
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Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16bTpJ

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16bUmF

  • iPhone: Vodafone will start selling the iPhone and iPhone 3GS on January 14th in the uk http://ow.ly/OfjQ

  • Serious Sam 3 is happening and is currently on track for a 2010 release. http://ow.ly/OfoT

  • Its rumoured that Super Street Fighter IV will have 10 new characters, 4 of which are yet unannounced. http://ow.ly/Ofqs

  • On sale in March will be a Castlevania soundtrack collection that will have 19 discs. it'll cost ¥21,000 http://ow.ly/OftR

  • Blizzard have said that they will do another console game even though its been 9 years since their last. http://ow.ly/Ofv4

  • PSP: the peripheral company who put the PSP-4000 on a product have said its a mistake, they no nothing of a PSP-4000 http://ow.ly/Ofw8

  • PS3: Final Fantasy XIII sold over 1.5 Million in its first week on sale. its reported that 250k PS3's were sold http://ow.ly/Og8i

  • UK Game Charts, Modern Warfare 2, Fifa 10, Wii Sports Resort, Assassins Creed II, Mario & Sonic at Olympic Winter Games http://ow.ly/Ogaw

  • PS3: Fat Princess Release in Japan is December 25th for ¥1,500. the characters have a extra finger http://ow.ly/Oges

  • its being reported that EA is looking to create a development centre in Atlanta. its part of the move away from California http://ow.ly/Oirr

  • QTE Blog: EA And Cancer Research UK Announce A Item Donation Incentive http://ow.ly/16bZeI

  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released Screenshots For Assult Heroes On The Playstation 3 http://ow.ly/16c047

  • 360: Crackdown 2 is coming out in the first half of 2010. http://ow.ly/On1s

  • PS3: MAG has gone gold. a USA beta will go live and it'll be open for everyone. its set for a January 26th release http://ow.ly/On5L

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ow.ly/16c2jb

  • PC: The NASA MMO will have a demo early in 2010. http://ow.ly/On6o

  • PC: RT @TrekMovie: Leonard Nimoy Joins Star Trek Online Voice Cast – Watch Behind The Scenes Nimoy Video http://twurl.nl/6ggvyk



Monday, December 21, 2009

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Here are this weeks USA Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare releases.

Virtual Console

Super Smash Bros.
this is a 1-4 player game and it costs 1,000 Wii points. this is the Nintendo 64 version of the game. this is a fighiting game featuring characters from many Nintendo series like Pickachu.


NINJA GAIDEN
this is a 1-2 player game and it costs 600 Wii Points. this is the arcade version of the game. you play as a ninja who travels across many lands assassinating others.


WiiWare

Eco Shooter: Plant 530
this is a 1 player game only and it costs 1,000 Wii Points. empty cans have been bought to life. you play as Mac, the only one able to defeat them. your ammo is also your health, but everything you destroy leaves health/ammo meaning you need to be accurate.


TV Show King 2
This is a 1-4 player game and it costs 800 Wii Points. there are 8,000 questions in 12 catagories. you can even compete against other players using the Nintendo Wi-fi Connection


Pallurikio
This is a 1 player game only and it costs 1,000 Wii Points. you have been transformed into a bouncing pallurikio and must work your way through 50 platforming levels whilst surviving hazards.


Happy Holidays Christmas
this is a 1 player only game and it costs 500 Wii Points. this application lets you create electronic Christmas themed cards and then send them to you friends Wii Consoles.


DSiWare

UNO
this is a 1-4 player game and it costs 800 DSi Points. this is the traditional UNO game but with unique DSi only features. the game also has local wireless multiplayer or online wireless multiplayer.


Dragon's Lair
This is a 1 player game only and it costs 800 DSi Points. you play as Dirk the Daring who is trying to rescue the princess.


Hot and Cold: A 3D Hidden Object Adventure
this is a 1-2 player game and it costs 800 DSi Points. this is a hidden object game where you have a hot and cold meter showing if your close. you have to manoeuvre through a 3D world, moving things out of the way, trying to find everything.


High Stakes: Texas Hold'Em
this is a 1-4 player game and it costs 500 DSi Points. this is Texas Hold'em on the DSi. it has Wireless play.


myNotebook: Green
this is a 1 player only game and it costs 200 DSi Points. this app allows you to take notes on your DSi. your also able to customise your notepad.


Press Release

Deck the halls with downloadable fun this week as Nintendo offers 11 new games to engage and entertain everyone in the household. Among this week's highlights is the Virtual Console™ debut of the original Super Smash Bros.™ game, bringing the total of downloadable games for the WiiWare™ and Virtual Console services to a fabulous 500 and featuring a host of beloved characters from across the Nintendo universe. New WiiWare offerings include the Earth-conscious action game Eco Shooter: Plant 530™ and a sequel to the quiz-lovers' favoriteTV Show King. For Nintendo DSiWare™ fans, fresh arrivals include hand-held versions of the card-table classic UNO™ and the pioneering arcade game Dragon's Lair®. For rollicking multiplayer fun, mellow single-player diversions and everything in-between, Nintendo's got you covered for the holidays and beyond.

Virtual Console

Super Smash Bros.
Original platform: Nintendo 64™
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Cartoon Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Choose from an all-star cast of Nintendo characters in a frantic melee to prove who will be the ultimate brawler. Utilize the easy-to-learn but hard-to-master controls and battle it out in the single-player mode, earning point bonuses and unlocking hidden characters along the way. Enter VS Mode to take on up to three other players simultaneously. Inflict damage using each character's unique set of special moves, familiar items and power-ups, eventually winning by knocking your opponents off the screen in one of the interactive stages, each with a Nintendo theme. Need a moment to catch your breath? Polish your skills in Training Mode or destroy targets in Bonus Stages specific to each character. Are you ready to test your mettle against all comers, including the powerful Master Hand?

NINJA GAIDEN™
Original platform: Arcade
Publisher: TECMO
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Alcohol Reference, Suggestive Themes, Violence
Price: 600 Wii Points
Description: Take control of a ninja, master of the Five Ninja Fighting Arts of assassination passed down since the chaotic times of feudal Japan, and enter "Jungle," a terrifying American city, to crush waves of foes who are part of an assassination syndicate. Use three buttons to execute exciting moves like the Flying Neck Throw, the Hang Kick and the Triple Blow Combination. Each stage is based around popular Western misconceptions about ninja and Japan, making the game world a fantastic mix of ninja and American pop culture. Game settings such as the starting number of player characters and the difficulty level can also be adjusted.

WiiWare

Eco Shooter: Plant 530
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Fantasy Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Earth's empty cans have been brought to life by the Cannoids, an alien race determined to destroy the planet. Only Mack, a technician from the recycling facility Plant 530, stands in their way as Earth's last line of defense. Step into Mack's shoes in this guided first-person shooter as he takes on the invading aliens with only his trusty recycle cannon and a can-do attitude. Blast and vacuum (yes, vacuum) your way to victory, keeping in mind that every shot counts. Your ammo also doubles as your health, and every enemy you destroy leaves behind Can Energy that you can vacuum up and use as ammo. Uncomplicated controls (including optional use of the Wii Zapper™ accessory) give everyone the chance to save the planet, while advanced tactics like consecutive hit combos and the tough Challenge mode give even the best players a run for their money. Are you ready to step up and put a dent in their cans?

TV Show King 2
Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Drug Reference
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: TV Show King is back for a second round. There are 8,000 questions sorted into 12 categories on the program, including general knowledge, sports, movies, music and more. And that's without counting the questions that you can create yourself. Here's everything you need to compete with your friends, or with players all over the world thanks to Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection.

Pallurikio™
Publisher: Playstos Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Jump and roll with Pallurikio, a fast-paced action platformer that's easy to pick up yet challenging to master. While playing a mysterious board game he found with his friends, Rusty is sucked into a dimensional vortex and finds himself in a mystical and wondrous world where he assumes the aspect of the round and bouncing Pallurikio. Using the Wii Remote™ controller, make Pallurikio jump and roll and help him find his way through more than 50 enticing levels while surviving all kinds of pitfalls and trickeries in Bakumbala Jungle, the far reaches of Palluro Prime and many other weird settings. Featuring physics simulation, Time Attack mode, collectible cards and space rockets to boot, Pallurikio is a game you won't want to miss.

Happy Holidays Christmas
Publisher: 505 Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Planning a Christmas party and want to grab guests' attention? Or want to send greeting cards without the hassle of licking stamps? Here's the solution: Create and send fun Christmas cards with this unique WiiWare application. Happy Holidays Christmas lets you make fun Christmas-themed e-cards and send them straight to friends' Wii™ consoles. Add a tree and decorations; choose frames, stickers and music; then write a message to friends you've registered in your Wii Address Book. It might not snow this Christmas, but with this fun new software your holiday is guaranteed to be a happy one.

Nintendo DSiWare

UNO
Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Get ready to call out "UNO!" on your Nintendo DSi™ system. The world-famous card game has been faithfully reproduced for the Nintendo DSi system and features exciting new rules. With a multiplayer mode that can be accessed by local wireless play or with broadband Internet access and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, playing UNO has never been so fun and easy, so be the first to get rid of all your cards.

Dragon's Lair
Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: You play the heroic Dirk the Daring, a valiant knight on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon. Control the actions of the daring adventurer and find your way through the castle of a dark wizard who has enchanted it with treacherous monsters and obstacles. In the mysterious caverns below the castle, your odyssey continues against the awesome forces that oppose your journey to the dragon's lair. Dragon's Lair is a fully animated classic arcade game from legendary animator Don Bluth.

Hot and Cold: A 3D Hidden Object Adventure
Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: You're getting warm...warmer...hot! You've found Hot and Cold: A 3D Hidden Object Adventure, the new game that puts you on the job of finding people's missing stuff. A voice in your head tells you whether you're Hot or Cold when searching for things. Investigate cases all over town using your unique ability, and discover the secret behind the mysterious voice in your head. Throw objects out of your way, maneuver your way through a 3-D world, follow your Hot and Cold meter and more in this unparalleled hidden-object adventure.

High Stakes: Texas Hold'Em
Publisher: Hudson Entertainment
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Simulated Gambling
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Hudson proudly presents the definitive Texas Hold'Em game for Nintendo DSiWare with High Stakes Texas Hold'Em. High Stakes allows players of any level to enjoy Texas Hold'Em game play. The popular No-Limit rule set used in many tournaments is included, so anyone can play with the big boys. With the added functionality of DS Wireless Communications, players can compete with others and test their skills. It's the core Texas Hold'Em experience on your Nintendo DSi system - anytime, anywhere.

myNotebook: Green™
Publisher: Nnooo
Players: 1
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: myNotebook allows you to take notes wherever you are. Just pop open your Nintendo DSi system and jot down your thoughts. Make a list and cross it off, or even play your favorite pen-and-paper games (games not included). You can even personalize your notebook by drawing on the cover and changing the paper type with 18 unlockable squared and lined paper styles. Use the pen or pencil to make your notes or doodles, then erase the bits you don't like. With five ink colors, you'll always be able to make your notes and doodles look stylish.

Dec. 21, 2009
Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visitWii.com or NintendoDSi.com.

Konami Have Released Screenshots For Assult Heroes On The Playstation 3

Konami have released screenshots for Assault Heroes. the game is a PSN title that was released recently on the USA PSN. These are in-game screenshots and show the player up against a vairty of enemies from a couple of levels.

Assault Heroes



EA And Cancer Research UK Announce A Item Donation Incentive

EA And Cancer Research UK have revealed a new program to encourage donations to the Cancer Research UK. if people give unwanted items to Cancer Research UK Shops, there are 600 across the UK, they receive a 10% off voucher for the EA Store. this promotion will run from 27th December to the 27th February.


Press Release

London, UK, 21 December 2009 – Electronic Arts Ltd, the leading interactive entertainment software company, and Cancer Research UK today announced they have teamed up to encourage people to donate unwanted items to one of the the charity’s 600 shops across the country. In exchange, they will receive a 10 per cent discount off their next purchase from www.eastore.co.uk, EA’s direct PC download service. The promotion will run from 27 December 2009 until 27 February 2010,

As well as computer games, the campaign urges people to donate unwanted Christmas presents, clothes and accessories to Cancer Research UK shops. Profits from these will help fund research into a disease which affects more than one in three people at some point in their lives.

Shane Bellamy from EA Store™ said: “We’re really excited to be launching this collaborative campaign. The post Christmas period is renowned for the amount of unwanted gifts and other items that are thrown out. Instead it’s so easy to donate them to Cancer Research UK’s worthy cause and get discounted access to some of the best of EA’s PC games along the way.”

Simon Ledsham, Cancer Research UK’s trading director, said: “Each bag of items donated to our shops can be worth up to £30 for the charity. So campaigns like this are really important to us – donations from the public are the lifeblood of our shops. What’s great about this campaign is that people can donate, feel good about giving to charity, but get something back for themselves with the EA Store voucher too.”

EA Store provides the latest and greatest PC games from EA to download direct to your PC. Dragon Age™: Origins, The Sims™ 3, upcoming games to pre-order and an extensive back catalogue of games are available at the click of a button.
Ends

For more information please call
Sophie Orlando on 01483 463342 or email at sorlando@ea.com


NOTES TO EDITORS

About the campaign
• No minimum amount will apply to donating goods. All donors are eligible to receive an EA STORE discount voucher
• Only one voucher will be issued per person, per visit with no minimum donation amount
• Customers will enter their unique voucher code into the EA STORE website on checkout of their product to receive their discount*

About Cancer Research UK
• Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.
• The charity’s groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. This work is funded entirely by the public.
• Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates double in the last thirty years.
• Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,800 scientists, doctors and nurses.
• Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to beat cancer.

For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 020 7121 6699 or visitwww.cancerresearchuk.org

About EA Games
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA™, EA SPORTS™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

*Value of discount will be deducted from your total order at time of purchase. Valid for new orders only. Discount is valid only on purchases from the EA STORE at www.eastore.ea.com. This offer expires on 27th February 2010 and cannot be combined with any other offer, Gift Card, rebate or other discount coupons. Valid only in the United Kingdom. Limit one offer per person. Subject to availability. Customers are responsible for shipping, handling and applicable sales tax. Offer may not be substituted, exchanged, sold or redeemed for cash or other goods or services. [Retailers, distributors and employees of Electronic Arts Inc. and their agencies/affiliates are not eligible.] Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.


EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, Dragon Age™: Origins, The Sims and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners

Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest)

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Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16bnuz

  • PS3: Modern Warfare 2 patch 1.07 is out now, it brings re-balancing and fixes. PC/360 version coming soon http://ow.ly/NFZQ

  • TechRadar poll results show people are more interested in next Playstation Console than the next Xbox Console. http://ow.ly/NG0A

  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released Banjoe & Kazooie Screenshots, A Trailer, And Boxart For Sonic & Sega's All Star Racing http://ow.ly/16boIf

  • Ubisoft has trademarked Ghost: Recon: Future Soldier for use in videogames. speculation is thats its Ghost Recon 4 http://ow.ly/NInQ

  • 360: Microsoft has filed a patent for avatars. the avatar could become individualised by physical characteristics. http://ow.ly/NIub

  • QTE Blog: EA Release A new Trailer For Army Of Two The 40th Day On The Playstation Portable http://ow.ly/16bpNs

  • Bioware have said that Mass Effect 3 will end the current story arc. http://ow.ly/NIvo

  • PSP: XSEED reveal details of Limited Edtion version of Lunar Remake. it has soundtrack cd and 13 cards. http://ow.ly/NIwD

  • QTE Blog: Sega Has Released A New Trailer For Vancouver Winter Olympic Games 2010 http://ow.ly/16bqhP

  • Wii: Nintendo has trademarked WiiRelax in Europe. its speculated its the Software that'll come with the Vitality Sensor http://ow.ly/NIyr

  • RT @psncomics: I'm afraid there is no word on the Ireland store yet. Hang in there

  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Detail The Free Realms Winter Update http://ow.ly/16br1v

  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Detail The Winter Events In Many Of Its MMO's http://ow.ly/16brDs

  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Announce Their Child’s Play Winter Charity Drive http://ow.ly/16brDt

  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Announce Changes To Station Players Premium Features For EverQuest, EverQuest I... http://ow.ly/16bsHS

  • Sony has filed a USA trademark for Qriocity. its registered for use with portable gaming machines and game services http://ow.ly/NXGS

  • Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has teased that vehicles could come to borderlands as a DLC pack. http://ow.ly/NXHM

  • QTE Blog: Android Game Of The Week – Frozen Bubble http://ow.ly/16bFVC

  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week? http://ow.ly/16bGCY

  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week http://ow.ly/16bKgt




Sunday, December 20, 2009

QTE Tweets Of The Week

The Following are the top 10 most clicked QTE Gamers tweets of the week.

10 PS3: T3 have come up with concept images as to what they think the final PS3 motion controller will look like. http://ow.ly/NxsG

9 Travellers Tales, Jon burton , thinks Natals Lag and its controllerless UI may limit its success. praises Sony's http://ow.ly/NxvY

8 PS3: Sony has slashed the OS memory from 120MB to 50MB. optional things, like in game music, moved from OS helps. http://ow.ly/NxAS

7 QTE Blog: Disney Interactive Reveal Tron Evolution Details http://ow.ly/169x5z

6 QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ow.ly/16b7zk

5 PS3: Gran Turismo 5 Demo, not much different from GT prologue, max framerate drop is to 52 fps, low quality shadows http://ow.ly/MNkn

4 QTE Blog: Konami Have Released A New Trailer For The DSi Only Game Foto Showdown http://ow.ly/16aptX

3 UK Game Charts, Modern Warfare 2, Wii Sports Resort, Assassins Creed II, Wii Fit plus, FIFA 10 are top 5 http://ow.ly/LUpq

2 Zune: Twitter should be coming to the Zune Today. http://ow.ly/MGpM

1 Zune HD: Microsoft have updated the twitter app to stop it from censoring tweets. http://ow.ly/Ntae


What Have You Played This Week?

Not a lot this week. Hopefully with a break over Christmas i'll be able to relax and play a lot of games.

Football Manager 09 – PC – Decided to start something new with Cheltenham. Not far in so far, but having an average start to the season. In the Bayern Munich game, I won the World Cup with Italy.

WET – Xbox 360 – I enjoy games like WET and Stranglehold, the hack and slash game. Even though the game didn't review well, I was still interested in giving the game a try. The game looks ok, about average, but the music is great. The music is used much like how Taraintino uses music and there is a lot of it. There is a list of them at the start of the game. The game starts twice, you play a chapter, you then get the credits, and you start again a year in the future. I'm not too far to comment on the story much, but what I have played of it, but it has flowed so far and isn't too ridiculous. The combat is typically over the top for a game like this but it does flow well. You have to unlock many of the great moves as your only given a small amount in the beginning. There are other things to unlock throughout the game which is good encouragement to pull of many moves and combos. Some of the bigger encounters can feel a tad too long.


Tinker – PC – When Games For Windows Live went live Microsoft were offering Tinker for free, and most likely still are. Its a fun little puzzler which gradually introduces you to different hazards. There is a detailed tutorial section with 20 levels as well as normal levels to play through. You play as a robot and have to get from a to b. there are hazards to either watch out for or move. You have a to complete the level before the robot runs out of power. In the beginning you've given plenty of power, but towards the end of just the tutorial levels, the amount of power is greatly reduced. Its a ok game, one to go back to now and then. You do get achievements and it is free.


Fat Princess – PS3 – I managed to get the trophy for 2253 kills which was great. The games i've been playing recently have felt really hardcore with players cheating some of the levels to get the princess. It's a shame that players feel they have to cheat to win, thankfully people are aware of the cheats and are quick to stop them succeeding.


What have you been playing this week? feel free to add your weeks gaming selection in the comments, or comment on my selection for this week





Android Game Of The Week – Frozen Bubble

Frozen Bubble
Developed By Pawel Aleksander Fedorynski
Free
Version: 1.5
Size: 495KB

The Good
Graphics
Controls
Amount Of Levels
Game Size

The Average
Controls
Frequent Updates

The Bad
Music
Sound Effects.

Frozen Bubble is probably a well known game on the Android Market. Whilst it probably has been on the Market for a while, most people may come across it in the By Date section in the Market as it's been updated frequently recently. The file size of the game is small, but the amount of the levels included in the game are huge. Its a bubble popping game most similar to the Bust-A-Move series, and some people familiar with that series may find some of the levels familiar.

There is only one mode in the game where you play many levels trying to clear the bubbles. The bubbles go down and if they cross a line at the bottom of the screen it will be game over. You can though start from the level you were playing and repeat it until you complete the level. There are many levels in the game with much variety between them. But if you have played similar games before some of these levels can feel very familiar.

Even though the game is very familiar, the graphics look good. The bubbles are distinct from each each and the game has a colourblind option and inserts shapes into the bubbles. The background is a little plain but it does look good and stands out from the bubbles. The Little penguin who moves the machine animates well and has a good style to it. There is no music in the game and the sound effects are very simple, just the noise of the bubble machine moving. Of course though you can play your own music whilst playing the game.

The game uses the Phone roller ball to control the angle which the bubbles shoot. There are no button controls beyond the menu button bringing up the games menu. As the game uses the roller ball, how good you are using the ball will determine how accurate your aim will be in the game. Personally, I found using the ball to be ok but I would have liked a option to have a line show where the machine was pointing, to get used to using the roller ball.

The lack of a line showing the angle of the machine is probably the only issue with the game. I experienced no frame rate drops or any other issues. There are things that I would have liked seen added to the game like a time attack mode as Many games in this genre have more modes beyond the main bubble popping. Having just the main mode does make the game more portable friendly.

This game may be similar to other games in the genre but it is well done. The graphics in the game are well done and the gameplay is solid. There is a large quantity of levels, making the game a good portable version of the bubble popping genre and a game that will take any player a long time to complete.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sony Online Entertainment Announce Changes To Station Players Premium Features For EverQuest, EverQuest II, And Vanguard Saga Of Heroes


Sony Online Entertainment have announced that from December 17th, SOE will no longer charge for access to Station Players Premium Features for EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Access to premium Station Players features will be included at no additional cost for each respective game for subscribers with active, paid subscriptions in good standing.

Sony Online Entertainment have also announced a special promotion that will run from December 23rd to January 3rd. during this period, players will be able to double the value of all Free Realms Station Cash retail game cards, not including the starter cards. cards that are redeemed during this period will have their value doubled. cards bought before this time can be used as long as they are redeemed between December 23rd - January 3rd.

Press Release

WHAT: Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is pleased to announce that, as of December 17, 2009, SOE will no longer charge for access to Station Players premium features for EverQuest®, EverQuest® II and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes™. Access to premium Station Players features will be included at no additional cost for each respective game for subscribers with active, paid subscriptions in good standing. Station Access™ subscribers with active, paid subscriptions in good standing will continue to have access to all Station Players premium features.

As SOE continues to demonstrate a commitment to its player community, each of the Station Players sites will be upgraded with new art, improved navigation and features requested by players, including a new integrated chat bar and streamlined profile pages. Players will also benefit from new game update pages featuring up-to-date community news for improved communication. Additionally, for the first time, users will be able to access the new Station CashTM Marketplace catalog for the latest in-game items.

From December 23, 2009 to January 3, 2010, SOE will also give players an opportunity to double the value of all Free Realms™ Station Cash retail game cards (excluding Free Realms Starter Cards) purchased and redeemed during that time period. Cards may be purchased anytime in advance, but must be redeemed successfully during the promotional period in order to receive the bonus. Once successfully redeemed, the cardholder’s wallet balance will reflect the new pre-paid Station Cash balance plus a bonus of 100% of the card’s Station Cash value which can be used anytime. Station Cash can be redeemed in EverQuest®, EverQuest® II and Free Realms™ in-game marketplaces.

WHEN: Station Players premium features are scheduled to be included with active subscriptions beginning on December 17, 2009.

Bonus Station Cash is available from December 23, 2009 to January 3, 2010.

WHERE: EverQuest players can visit: http://eqplayers.station.sony.com/

EverQuest II players can visit: http://eq2players.station.sony.com/

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes players can visit: http://vgplayers.station.sony.com/

Free Realms Station Cash game cards available at participating retailers including: 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Blockbuster, CVS, Rite Aid, Speedway, Target, Toys “R” Us and Walmart

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
• Promotional offer open to all EverQuest®, EverQuest II® and Free Realms™ players with active accounts in good standing
• Station Cash™ offer is valid for items, services and/or Free Realms Membership through the Marketplace in EverQuest, EverQuest II and Free Realms
• Offer valid for pre-paid Free Realms Station Cash game cards (excluding Free Realms starter cards) successfully redeemed from December 23, 2009 to January 3, 2010.
• Offer valid only on pre-paid game cards available at participating retailers including: 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Blockbuster, CVS, Rite Aid, Speedway, Target, Toys “R” Us and Walmart
• Station Cash promotion subject to all SOE’s Terms of Service

ABOUT SOE: Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, and Taiwan, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Free Realms and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC.

All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

Sony Online Entertainment Announce Their Child’s Play Winter Charity Drive

Sony Online Entertainment have announced they are supporting Child's Play. they will hold a Child's Play Winter Charity Drive this year in EverQuest, EverQuest II, And Free Realms. Sony Online Entertainment have created items that can be bought in these games. for every item that is bought, Sony Online Entertainment will donate $10 (up to $50,000) to Child's Play.

The Items that can be bought are:
• EverQuest: Child’s Play Anklebiter Doll (500 SC)
• EverQuest II: Child’s Play Bouncing Baby Panda Cub (500 SC)
• Free Realms: Child’s Play Triceratops (500 SC)
*SC - Station Cash


Child's Play Items



Press Release

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Dec. 17, 2009 –Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is making it easy for players to support a good cause while playing one of their favorite online video games during the Child’s Play Winter Charity Drive. With new limited-time Child’s Play items available in EverQuest®(EQ), EverQuest® II (EQII) and Free Realms™, participants can be charitable and receive fun in-game items in the process. The second annual fundraising effort is scheduled to run from December 17, 2009, until January 17, 2010.

After last year’s successful campaign, SOE will continue its support of Child’s Play by donating $10 (up to $50,000 total) each time a player buys one of the Child’s Play items from the in-game Marketplace with Station Cash™ (SC), SOE’s in-game currency. In addition, the EQ and EQII Child’s Play items are “giftable” this year, giving players the opportunity to purchase the EQ Child’s Play Anklebiter Doll or EQII Child’s Play Bouncing Baby Panda Cub for friends, family, and guildmates.

“We were thrilled with the contributions our players allowed us to make to the previous Child’s Play campaign and with the addition of Free Realms this year, we are hoping to double our previous $21,000 donation,” said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. “The support the video game industry has given Child’s Play over the years is fantastic, and we are humbled to be a part of it.”

Child’s Play is a charity that is dedicated to providing children with toys and age-appropriate games at more than 70 hospitals worldwide. SOE’s players will be able to purchase the following items:
• EQ: Child’s Play Anklebiter Doll (500 SC)
• EQII: Child’s Play Bouncing Baby Panda Cub (500 SC)
• Free Realms: Child’s Play Triceratops (500 SC)

“With the help of industry initiatives such as this, Child’s Play is already over the million dollar mark and is looking to beat our record total of $1.3 million,” says Robert Khoo, Managing Director of Child’s Play.

To participate in the SOE Child’s Play promotion, fund your SOE wallet with Station Cash or purchase Station Cash cards from participating retailers. Find out how by visitinghttp://www.station.sony.com/en/stationcash/ or http://www.freerealms.com/gameCards.vm.

For more information, visit www.childsplaycharity.org.

About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, and Taiwan, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.

About Child’s Play
Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child’s Play (www.childsplaycharity.org), a community-based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over five million dollars in donations of toys, games, videos, books and cash for sick kids in 70 partner Children’s Hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since our inception.

Sony Online Entertainment Detail The Winter Events In Many Of Its MMO's

Sony Online Entertainment have detailed the upcoming Winter Events in many of their MMO games. The games and events that Sony Online Entertainment have detailed are:

EverQuest: The annual Frostfell event runs from Dec. 10, to Jan. 7 in EverQuest. In the Plane of Knowledge, the Frostfell celebrations have been spoiled by a state of thievery, and it is up to the players to save the celebration. Many families have been awakened by ruffians and monsters breaking into their homes and carrying off presents intended for the children of the Realm. Players are needed to help track down the monsters that committed these crimes and return the missing presents. Players should also visit the Marketplace to check out the all the new Frostfell items.

EverQuest II: Frostfell, the Norrathian festival of kinship and giving, has returned to EverQuest II. Players can join in the celebration scheduled from Dec. 10, to Jan. 7. Gardy, the ex-giftgiving Frostfell elf, is offering a new quest. Santa Glug has several brand new gifts to give out to one and all. The merchants in the Frostfell Wonderland Village have new holiday goodies for purchase and tradeskillers can make several brand new items. Players should also be aware that this year, fruitcake really is the gift that keeps on giving! Hitting a friend with a throwable fruitcake will spawn one in their inventory for them to throw back.

Legends of Norrath: From Dec. 18 to Jan. 4, Legends of Norrath is offering a Holiday Bundle pack including 25 booster packs of the Travelers expansion. Each bundle pack will contain one of four mounts from the retired Oathbound expansion. Players will receive an EverQuest or EverQuest II mount depending upon their settings in the Legends of Norrath client. Legends of Norrath also offers players a second way to celebrate this holiday season with on-demand tournaments. Eight players can start a tournament at anytime between Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. PST and Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. PST. For just five Event Passes, players gain entry into the Holiday tournament and a special Sleigh-ers Stash pack!

Free Realms: Snow Days, the Free Realms winter holiday celebration, has transformed Snowhill into a winter wonderland filled with food, fun, and, of course, presents! Snow Days is scheduled to begin on Dec. 16 and conclude on Jan. 21. Players can visit Candi Ivy near the Gifting Tree in Snowhill to help protect the presents from a wicked gang of Robgoblins and the abominable snowmen. Those who follow the holiday quest line might just get a chance to try all of her neat holiday sweets. Pelt friends with snowballs from behind the ice barriers in the Snowhill snowball fighting area. The Free Realms Trading Card Game is offering a special Holiday Bundle pack which will include ten booster packs of the Shattered Past expansion, a Duelist on Demand Print Voucher and an exclusive holiday item redeemable within Free Realms! The Holiday Bundle pack is slated to be available Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. Players can also check out the Marketplace for new holiday clothes, costumes and items!

Pirates of the Burning Sea: Junkanoo is the holiday of choice in these waters, and there is much revelry to be had! Players can carol door to door and exchange gifts in a quest to unlock the festive holiday hat and title. Users who complete the new holiday mission to protect Junkanoo from shadowy forces or join King John Konnu in re-enacting the siege of the Bradenburg Fort, will receive a rat shoulder pet as a reward.

Star Wars Galaxies: Wookiee Life Day returns to Star Wars Galaxies this year with fun holiday activities, new rewards and a new badge that are sure to lift your holiday spirits to galactic proportions! The festivities begin December 15th, and conclude on January 12th in the cities of Dearic, Wayfar and Doaba Guerfel. Players can sign up for the seasonal festivities by visiting the Trandoshan Traders or the Wookiee Freedom Fighters. By spreading holiday cheer or fear, players will receive Life Day Tokens to redeem for gifts when they visit the Wroshyr Tree. Get ready to munch Wookiee Ookiees, drink some eggnog and open gifts including a new holiday ornament for your house! In the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, look for on-demand tournaments in celebration of Life Day. Eight players can start a tournament at anytime between Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. PST and Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. PST. For just five Event Passes, players get entry into the Holiday tournament and a Life Day pack!

Vanguard Saga of Heroes: The Festival of Gloriann returns to the world of Telon this holiday season. Once a year during the wintery months, towering trees adorned with lights can be seen glittering within the cities of Telon. Players can cover their homes and Guild Halls with special festive decorations, try on their new illusion costume or view the rooftops of Telon from the back of Randolph, the flying reindeer mount. Get ready to reach new heights this year with the citizens of Telon as we celebrate together the Festival of Gloriann!

EverQuest II Frostfell


Press Release

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Dec. 16, 2009 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) fills players’ virtual stockings with holiday cheer this holiday season with in-game activities and festive events in its online video games. This December, EverQuest®, EverQuest® II and Free Realms players will enjoy celebrations filled with themed events, special quests and seasonal treats. Pirates of the Burning Sea™ will be celebrating Junkanoo, Wookiee Life Day returns to Star Wars Galaxies, and in Vanguard Saga of Heroes the annual Festival of Gloriann has arrived.

In-game events are as follows:

EverQuest®: The annual Frostfell event runs from Dec. 10, to Jan. 7 in EverQuest. In the Plane of Knowledge, the Frostfell celebrations have been spoiled by a state of thievery, and it is up to the players to save the celebration. Many families have been awakened by ruffians and monsters breaking into their homes and carrying off presents intended for the children of the Realm. Players are needed to help track down the monsters that committed these crimes and return the missing presents. Players should also visit the Marketplace to check out the all the new Frostfell items.
For detailed information, please visit www.eqplayers.com.

EverQuest® II: Frostfell, the Norrathian festival of kinship and giving, has returned to EverQuest II. Players can join in the celebration scheduled from Dec. 10, to Jan. 7. Gardy, the ex-giftgiving Frostfell elf, is offering a new quest. Santa Glug has several brand new gifts to give out to one and all. The merchants in the Frostfell Wonderland Village have new holiday goodies for purchase and tradeskillers can make several brand new items. Players should also be aware that this year, fruitcake really is the gift that keeps on giving! Hitting a friend with a throwable fruitcake will spawn one in their inventory for them to throw back.
For detailed information, please visit www.eq2players.com.

Legends of Norrath®: From Dec. 18 to Jan. 4, Legends of Norrath is offering a Holiday Bundle pack including 25 booster packs of the Travelers expansion. Each bundle pack will contain one of four mounts from the retired Oathbound expansion. Players will receive an EverQuest or EverQuest II mount depending upon their settings in the Legends of Norrath client. Legends of Norrath also offers players a second way to celebrate this holiday season with on-demand tournaments. Eight players can start a tournament at anytime between Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. PST and Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. PST. For just five Event Passes, players gain entry into the Holiday tournament and a special Sleigh-ers Stash pack!
For detailed information, please visit www.LegendsofNorrath.com.

Free Realms™: Snow Days, the Free Realms winter holiday celebration, has transformed Snowhill into a winter wonderland filled with food, fun, and, of course, presents! Snow Days is scheduled to begin on Dec. 16 and conclude on Jan. 21. Players can visit Candi Ivy near the Gifting Tree in Snowhill to help protect the presents from a wicked gang of Robgoblins and the abominable snowmen. Those who follow the holiday quest line might just get a chance to try all of her neat holiday sweets. Pelt friends with snowballs from behind the ice barriers in the Snowhill snowball fighting area. The Free Realms Trading Card Game is offering a special Holiday Bundle pack which will include ten booster packs of the Shattered Past expansion, a Duelist on Demand Print Voucher and an exclusive holiday item redeemable within Free Realms! The Holiday Bundle pack is slated to be available Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. Players can also check out the Marketplace for new holiday clothes, costumes and items!
For detailed information, please visit www.freerealms.com.

Pirates of the Burning Sea™: Junkanoo is the holiday of choice in these waters, and there is much revelry to be had! Players can carol door to door and exchange gifts in a quest to unlock the festive holiday hat and title. Users who complete the new holiday mission to protect Junkanoo from shadowy forces or join King John Konnu in re-enacting the siege of the Bradenburg Fort, will receive a rat shoulder pet as a reward.
For detailed information, please visit www.burningsea.com.

Star Wars Galaxies™: Wookiee Life Day returns to Star Wars Galaxies this year with fun holiday activities, new rewards and a new badge that are sure to lift your holiday spirits to galactic proportions! The festivities begin December 15th, and conclude on January 12th in the cities of Dearic, Wayfar and Doaba Guerfel. Players can sign up for the seasonal festivities by visiting the Trandoshan Traders or the Wookiee Freedom Fighters. By spreading holiday cheer or fear, players will receive Life Day Tokens to redeem for gifts when they visit the Wroshyr Tree. Get ready to munch Wookiee Ookiees, drink some eggnog and open gifts including a new holiday ornament for your house! In the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game, look for on-demand tournaments in celebration of Life Day. Eight players can start a tournament at anytime between Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. PST and Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. PST. For just five Event Passes, players get entry into the Holiday tournament and a Life Day pack!
For detailed information, please visit http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com andhttp://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/tradingcardgame/.

Vanguard Saga of Heroes®: The Festival of Gloriann returns to the world of Telon this holiday season. Once a year during the wintery months, towering trees adorned with lights can be seen glittering within the cities of Telon. Players can cover their homes and Guild Halls with special festive decorations, try on their new illusion costume or view the rooftops of Telon from the back of Randolph, the flying reindeer mount. Get ready to reach new heights this year with the citizens of Telon as we celebrate together the Festival of Gloriann!
For detailed information, please visit www.vgplayers.com.


About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, and Taiwan, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.