Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sony Online Entertainment - The Free Realms Theme Song Is Now Available on iTunes - Press Release


Sony Online Entertainment have announced that the Free Realms Theme Song, By The Dares, is now available to buy in the iTunes Store. They are also proud to say that the Dares set a World Record for being the first band to play in the real world and in a virtual space simultaneously.

Press Release


“It’s Your World,” the Free Realms theme song, is now available for purchase on iTunes! Setting a Guinness World Record for “the first concert to take place simultaneously in the real world and a virtual space” was just the first stop for The Dares. Now they are exploding off the stage and into your iPod with their new hit! Finally, the song you have been humming along to from TV commercials and in-game can be yours! Become part of the phenomenon, and download this smash single to rock out with your friends today!

Ubisoft - New Asterix Game Announced - Press Release



Ubisoft has announced a new game based on the Asterix Cartoon. the game is set for a October 2009 release and will be based on the original story line of the comic strips. the game will be set over 4 different locations, with the player taking on the role of thier faviote character in 20 mini-games.

Press Release

Paris, FRANCE – June 30, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced that it will develop a video game based on the adventures of the legendary “Asterix™” cartoon. Created specifically for the Nintendo DS™, the game will be released across EMEA territories in October 2009.

This new title will be based on the original storyline of the famous series of comic strips, “The Adventures of Asterix.” Gamers will be able to relive the adventures of Asterix and his band of invincible Gauls, taking the role of one of their favorite characters in 20 mini-games. Four different locations will be available: the village, the forest, the Roman camp, and the seaside, each counting five mini-games where players will need to protect their village from the Romans.

“Asterix™” will include a two player mode and is sure to be a hit with every fan of the beloved comic book hero.
© 2009 LES EDITIONS ALBERT RENE / GOSCINNY-UDERZO Tous droits de reproduction et de représentation réservés à la Société LES EDITIONS ALBERT RENE ». Astérix et Obélix sont des marques de la société Les Editions Albert René. Jeu Vidéo © 2009 Ubisoft Entertainment. Tous droits réservés. Ubisoft, Ubi.Com et le logo Ubisoft sont des marques d'Ubisoft Entertainment en France et / ou dans d'autres pays.

Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo.
About Ubisoft® :
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft is present in 28 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2008-09 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1.058 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

Glu Mobile - Summer 2009 Line-Up Announced - Press Release


Glu Mobile INC have announced their summer line-up for 2009. all the games will be available on J2ME, BREW, Blackberry and Windows Mobile platforms.
There are 3 games coming out in July, Stranded Mystery's of Time is a time travelling game where you have to collect DNA and fix the future, 99 Ninjas has the players on a quest to eliminate the Shan-Pu to become the last of 99 Ninjas, and Vegas Hustler has the player out smarting characters and making money to become a high roller.
Out in August is Firefighters City Rescue, where players are part of the force and have to save their town of Emberville.

Press Release

SAN MATEO, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jun 30, 2009 Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq:GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced its lineup of games for summer 2009. These additions to Glu’s portfolio include never-before-seen brands from Glu, as well as a sequel from one of Glu’s best-selling titles. Each game will be available on the J2ME, BREW, Blackberry and Windows Mobile platforms.

“We can’t wait for mobile games fans to get their hands on our summer lineup which features all-new and exciting original IP titles,” said Jill Braff, senior vice president of global publishing, Glu. “All of the games include action-packed fun, with loads of playing time, providing hours of entertainment perfect for summer travel.”

The titles launching in summer 2009 include:

Stranded: Mysteries of Time™ – The award-winning adventure game returns with a new engrossing story full of unexpected twists. As a genetic scientist working on an uncharted island, players are pulled into a time-traveling adventure, unraveling the mystery of a viral outbreak. As the story unfolds, players attempt to fix the future by using DNA gathered from a prehistoric age to create a cure. (Available beginning July 2009)

99 Ninjas™ – The dark arts of combat have come to mobile phones. Players fight with the fastest ninja and set off on a thrilling quest of vengeance in the funniest action game ever made for mobile! Using amazing ninja abilities and skills, players must face the ultimate opponent, the evil Shan-Pu. Players use weapons including a sword, shuriken, grappling hook and even ninja magic to eliminate enemies to become the last of the 99 ninjas. (Available beginning July 2009)

Vegas Hustler™ – In this game, players live the life of a hustler in Las Vegas, the city where anything can happen. In this intriguing adventure, players will outsmart shady characters, fall in love (or maybe just lust), and become a wealthy high roller...at least that’s the plan. To make it in Sin City, bankroll and reputation are everything, so making big moves in blackjack, roulette, and craps is essential. (Available beginning July 2009)

Firefighters: City Rescue™ –The latest arcade-action game from Glu lets players join American heroes to save Emberville from destruction. Players control their crews via the strategy map then run into the buildings to take on the fires themselves. Throughout the game, players much climb up floors of burning buildings, extinguishing fires while saving people trapped inside. Different buildings present different challenges and the arsonists always stick around to make things difficult. (Available beginning August 2009)

For more information, go to www.glu.com. For live updates, follow Glu on Twitter at www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu Mobile fan on Facebook.

About Glu Mobile
Glu (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles Glyder, Bonsai Blast, Super K.O. Boxing!, Stranded and Brain Genius, and titles based on major brands from partners including Atari, Activision, Konami, Harrah's, Hasbro, Warner Bros., Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA and Sony. Founded in 2001, Glu is based in San Mateo, Calif. and has offices in London, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, China, Brazil, Chile, Canada and Mexico. Consumers can find high-quality, fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com.

Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the anticipated launch dates of the Stranded: Mysteries of Time, 99 Ninjas, Vegas Hustler and Firefighters: City Rescue mobile games. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Investors should consider important risk factors, which include: the risk that Glu may not launch any or all of the mobile games as scheduled; the risk that any or all of the mobile games may not be accepted by consumers as expected; and other risks detailed under the caption “Risk Factors” in Glu’s most recent report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 11, 2009. Glu is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

GLU MOBILE, GLU, BONSAI BLAST, SUPER K.O. BOXING!, STRANDED, BRAIN GENIUS, STRANDED: MYSTERIES OF TIME, 99 NINJAS, VEGAS HUSTLER, FIREFIGHTERS: CITY RESCUE and the 'g' character logo are trademarks of Glu Mobile Inc.


Sega - Bleach The 3rd Phantom Screenshots Release For The DS - Press Release


Sega Have Released Screenshots for their upcoming game Bleach The 3rd Phantom on the DS. They also announce that the game is currently set for a early 2010 release in the UK.
The game is a RPG that uses the shows anime style in battles. the story for the game is a spinoff from the series but has been written from the ground up under the supervision of Tite Kubo.



Press Release

BLEACH: The 3rd phantom TAKES ON
NEW ROLE FOR EUROPE
Hit Anime Series enters the Strategy RPG Genre for the first time

LONDON (June 30th, 2009) – SEGA® Europe Ltd today announced that BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom™ will be released in Europe early next year, exclusively for the Nintendo DS™. Based on the critically acclaimed manga and animated series, BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom marks the first venture into the Strategy RPG genre for the series.

A spin-off from the main narrative, BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom’s exclusive storyline has been created from the ground up under the supervision of Tite Kubo, the author and creator of BLEACH. Shedding light on events that transpired before the anime, the story centres around the Soul Reaper twins, Fujimaru Kudo and his sister Matsuri Kudo. As they progress through the story, fans will encounter the familiar faces of Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki, alongside never before seen characters developed specifically for the title.

The two lead characters offer completely unique gameplay experiences, as well as the chance to work cooperatively towards achieving their ultimate moves. With a further cast of over fifty characters who can be selected to join the battle, users will discover a wide range of dynamic personalities as they journey through the game. Interactive in-game dialogue sequences will allow gamers to manage personal relationships with the characters and even unlock new ones. As players fight against the Arrancar and Hollows, they will gain experience to further customise their abilities. Utilising each character’s unique skills and strengths, players will be able to adapt to any situation as they create and command an army of up to eight Soul Reapers.

BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom employs a traditional Strategy RPG gameplay format with an added bonus of anime styled combat during in-game battles. Gamers will enjoy the best of both worlds as the graphics in the field map feature outrageous renditions of BLEACH characters in a 3-D isometric environment, while in-game battles are rendered with beautiful 2-D graphics taken from the animated series. Once gamers complete the story mode, a bounty of unlockable content awaits them. The multiplayer feature will allow up to two players to battle head-to-head via Wireless Mode.

BLEACH: The 3rd Phantom on Nintendo DS is slated for release in Europe early in 2010. For more information about the game, please visit www.sega.com/bleachthirdphantom. For more information on the BLEACH manga or animated series please visit bleach.vizeurope.com.

About SEGA Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega-europe.com.

About VIZ Media Europe, S.A.R.L. (VME)
Headquartered in Paris, France, VIZ Media Europe (VME) is a subsidiary of San Francisco-based VIZ Media, LLC. VME specializes in managing the development, marketing and distribution throughout Europe of Japanese animated entertainment and graphic novels (manga). VME handles some of the most popular Japanese manga and animation properties from initial production, through television placement and distribution to merchandise licensing and promotions for consumers of all ages. Current VME animated properties include BLEACH, BLUE DRAGON, DEATH NOTE, HAMTARO, HONEY & CLOVER, KEKKAISHI, KILARI, M.A.R NEURO, A PENGUIN’S TROUBLES and ZOIDS GENESIS. Contact VIZ Media Europe at 9, avenue de l'Opéra, 75001 Paris, France Phone +33 1 72 71 53 53; Fax: +33 1 42 96 97 36; and web site at www.vizeurope.com.


Disney - Disney Press Are Publsihing Books Based On Thier Hit Game Series Spectrobes - Press Release


Disney have announced that Disney Press will be releasing books based on their hit Spectrobes Series. The first Two books, Spectrobes: First Contact and Spectrobes: Rise of the Ancient, are set for release today.
the other two books in the series are Spectrobes: Origins and
Spectrobes: The Ultimate Returns, which are set for a August 18th and November 3rd release, respectivly.


Press Release

BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jun 30, 2009 Disney Press will publish the new middle-grade series based on Disney Interactive Studios' best-selling Spectrobes videogames. The sci-fi story of two planetary officers and the mysterious Spectrobes creatures will be told through these original junior novels in addition to the upcoming Wii™ game. Disney Interactive Studios and Disney Press today announced that four Spectrobes junior novels will be available in North America this year.

Spectrobes is Disney Interactive Studios’ original monster battle video game franchise. The first Wii game of the series, Spectrobes: Origins, will be released this fall. More than 1.6 million units of the two Spectrobes Nintendo DS games released in each of the last two years have been shipped worldwide.

The Spectrobes books feature original stories with characters from the video game and introduce never- previously-revealed exclusive tales. The junior novel titles are: Spectrobes: First Contact (available now), Spectrobes: Rise of the Ancient (available now), Spectrobes: Origins (Publication date: August 18) and Spectrobes: The Ultimate Returns (Publication date: November 3).
“The Spectrobes video game franchise has been incredibly successful with the handheld releases the past two years and the anticipation of the first Wii game, Spectrobes: Origins, this fall,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “As an original video game property, Spectrobes is expanding to excite audiences in new ways. The four junior novels are the perfect initial step in growing the Spectrobes franchise.”
“We are excited to expand upon the incredible world created in the Spectrobes games with original storylines and new novels,” said Rich Thomas, executive editor, Disney Press.
More information about the books:

Spectrobes: First Contact by Ned Lerr
Publication date: June 30, 2009

On a routine mission, Rallen and Jeena, two officers from the Nanairo Planetary Patrol, respond to a bizarre distress signal. When they arrive, they discover the wreckage of an escape capsule. Inside, an old man has been suspended in a cryogenic sleep for quite some time. Upon awakening, he reveals that an evil force known as the Krawl threatens to destroy everything in the universe. The only force that can stop the evil Krawl is a prehistoric group of creatures that have been scattered throughout surrounding worlds—the Spectrobes. But before the Spectrobes can battle, they must first be discovered and activated. Will Rallen and Jeena be able to find the Spectrobes and destroy the menacing Krawl . . . or will the Krawl find the young officers first?

Spectrobes: Rise of the Ancient by Ned Lerr
Publication date: June 30, 2009

Rallen and Jeena continue their quest across the galaxy to discover more buried Spectrobes and put an end to the evil force known as the Krawl. But the Spectrobes are not the only discovery occurring in the Nanairo Galaxy. An ancient set of ruins have been uncovered on Planet Nessa. When Rallen and Jeena team up with Professor Kate, a scientist from Kollin, the clues they find at the ruins are more than they could ever imagine. Could the ruins actually be an ancient machine somehow linked to the creatures of the light? As the heroes try to find answers, a dark being known only as Jado is trying to find them. Will Rallen, Jeena, and Professor Kate be able to find the answers to this new discovery? Or will Jado and the Krawl reign supreme?
Spectrobes: Origins by Ned Lerr
Publication date: August 18, 2009

Coinciding with the video game release of the same name, the Spectrobes: Origins novel expands on the story from the Wii game. When Rallen and Jeena respond to an anomaly in the Nanairo System, they are sucked into a portal and sent to a new dimension! When they arrive on an unknown planet, there are met with a well-known enemy: the Krawl. When they learn that a massive army of Krawl will be unleashed in this galaxy, Rallen and Jeena must find five mysterious shards that when combined, will release a powerful energy that will finally end the evil force known as the Krawl. But the High Krawl known as Jado will stop at nothing to put an end to Rallen and Jeena for good. And just when the officers thought they had enough on their hands, Commander Grant’s strange behavior begins to unfold as the officer’s learn of his past and his connection to this new galaxy and a mysterious being known as Krux.

Spectrobes: The Ultimate Returns by Scott Peterson
Publication date: November 3, 2009

With the High Krawl, Jado, no longer a threat to Rallen and Jeena, the Nanairo Planetary Patrol officers must now head back to their home planet of Kollin, in hopes of stopping a full fledged Krawl attack constructed by the evil menace known as Krux. With the final pieces of the shard gathered together, they can now summon and unleash the Ultimate Form. But Krux will do everything in his power to prevent that from happening.

The paperback books each have a suggested retail price of $4.99. Available wherever books are sold.

About Spectrobes: Origins
This fall the fight to defeat the evil Krawl horde continues, but this time only a series of lost fragments can stop the growing menace. The game lets players control either Rallen or Jeena in the first Wii installment for Disney's top-selling Spectrobes franchise. Players will find, train, and command more than 100 mysterious creatures. With the Spectrobes at their side, they will use the creatures’ special powers and abilities to stop the Krawl and save the galaxy.
Developed by Genki Co., Ltd., and published by Disney Interactive Studios, Spectrobes: Origins will be available only for Wii August 18.

About Disney Press
Disney Press is an imprint of Disney Book Group (DBG); additional DBG imprints include Disney Editions, Disney-Hyperion Books, and Disney-Jump at the Sun Books. DBG is part of Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines, with over 400 children's magazines published and 120 million children's books sold each year. Headquartered in White Plains, NY and Milan, Italy, Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes books and magazines in 85 languages in 75 countries, reaching more than 100 million readers each month.

About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games, mobile games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has internal development studios around the world. For more information, log on to http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.



Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)





Monday, June 29, 2009

[Updated with Screenshots] Majesco - The Daring Game For Girls Announced For Wii and DS - Press Release


Majesco have announced a new game for the Wii and DS. it is called The Daring Game For Girls, and is based on the multi million selling The Daring Book For Girls Series. the games are set for release this October.
The games let the users experiance activites from the books. there are many character models to play as in the game. in the game you do activities such as, Basketball, Cave Exploration, Freeze Tag, Arts & Crafts, and many more. you can also earn gear and collectables whilst playing these games.

DS Screenshots


Wii Screenshots


Press Release

EDISON, N.J., June 29, 2009 – For a daring girl, rafting down the Amazon, climbing Mt. McKinley, or embarking on an exotic African Safari is all in a day’s event! Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced The Daring Game for Girls for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. In this adventure title based on the bestselling books published by the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins, players can achieve their dream adventure by successfully completing an array of exciting challenges.

“The Daring Book for Girls series is the ultimate can-do, how-to ‘manual’ that celebrates the female spirit and guides adventurous girls in a range of daring and practical activities,” said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations for Majesco. “This game captures that content and is the perfect interactive complement for fans of the books and other girls interested in a game designed specifically for them.”

“The Daring Book for Girls series, including the new book, The Double Daring Book for Girls, has entertained and inspired millions of girls, and we look forward to the game furthering the reach of this well-loved property,” said Liate Stelhik, SVP and Publisher of William Morrow.

The Daring Game for Girls is an entertaining and informative adventure that lets players virtually experience activities straight from the popular book. Players can pick from one of several character models with a wide range of ethnicities and features. As they play, girls will earn gear and collectibles while having fun in spy missions, cave exploration, freeze tag, double dutch, basketball, arts and crafts, managing a corner stand, making friends, and much more. Players will also learn educational facts about famous women in history and use that knowledge to ace Pop Quizzes. Only by earning all six types of Daring Girl Badges — including Girl Lore, Life Skills and World Knowledge — can players realize an adventure to Africa, the Amazon or Mt. McKinley and become a true Daring Girl!

Developed by WXP, The Daring Game for Girls on Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ is expected to release in October 2009. For additional information about Majesco’s exciting line of products, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.

About WXP Games
WXP Games, LLC is an independent studio making great games since 1995. WXP has a strong portfolio of financially successful games, including the platinum-selling The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, their own original IP and multi-console franchise hit Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball, and the award-winning Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action. Its multi-console proprietary "Experience Engine" technology is in its 11th year of refinement. WXP's core team is based in Seattle's urban Pioneer Square district.

About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on leading console and portable systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama and Cake Mania 2 for Nintendo DS, and Cooking Mama World Kitchen and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii. The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com/. @Majesco is on twitter at www.twitter.com/majesco.


Sega - Wacky World Of Sports Screenshots For The Wii

Sega Have released more screenshots for thier upcoming game Wakcy World Of Sports.
The screenshots show many of the ingame items and vechiles that the player can use as well as some more ingame action.






Sony Online Entertainment - HP Launches A Print On Demand Service That Allows Users To Create Custom Prints of Shier MMO Characters - Press Release

Sony Online Entertainment has launched a service, in conjunction with HP, which allows users to order prints of their MMO Characters from some Sony Online Entertainment Games. The service will go live later in the year, where the player can access it from inside many games like EverQuest, EverQuest II and Free Realms.
The Service will use the current Station Cash system that Sony Online Entertainment games use for commerce, and a in-game or web based client that takes the player through the process step by step.
Sony Online Entertainment will also use the service to offer limited edition prints from games like The Legends Of Norrath. The Aim is for merchandise like Art prints, Posters and more to become more available.


Press Release

LAS VEGAS, June 29, 2009 – Following the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) Fan Faire event June 25-28, HP today launched an innovative print-on-demand service for Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) gamers. The HP print-on-demand technology will allow players to view, create and purchase custom prints of classic characters, imagery and scenes from SOE’s various fantasy worlds, games and artists. The service, which will be accessed directly from the online games, is scheduled to launch later this year in EverQuest®, EverQuest® II and Free Realms™ .

“There is a significant opportunity among SOE’s gamers to provide personalized and customized offline souvenirs from the games and fantasy worlds they love,” said Rohit de Souza, Vice President and General Manager, Retail Publishing Solutions, Imaging and Printing Group. “We believe this program is a first of its kind in the MMO gaming segment and demonstrates the wide range of opportunities available for delivering custom print-on-demand services.”
“This unique service allows players to create their cards during an online play session then, though HP’s state-of-the-art print-on-demand service, we’re able to provide ‘offline’ access to online content to create a whole new interactive experience,” said Christopher Sturr, Director of Corporate Strategy Sony Online Entertainment. “We’ve been impressed with the customization and personalization capabilities offered by HP and are excited about the value this service will bring to gamers.”

How it Works
Through the in-game Station Cash® commerce system in SOE’s games, players will access the Marketplace and choose from a list of select art images and sizes. A simple in-game and/or web-based interface will walk players through the entire process from the initial order to purchase confirmation, without ever closing the game world and/or current game session.

For the initial launch of the service, SOE will debut 10 art images from the Legends of Norrath™ series. The companies plan to feature and debut new prints, limited edition collector’s prints and select prints from top game artists throughout the year. Ultimately, SOE and HP plan to offer players the ability to personalize and customize their own art prints, posters, and other merchandise using their avatar, screen shots and artwork.

About HP Print on Demand Services
HP offers print on demand technologies, expert design services and business processes to produce high quality printed products using the latest HP hardware and media. The products are produced at time of order using secure digital technologies for immediate customer delivery. With the use of the broad suite of HP publishing technologies and services, HP eliminates the need for finished goods inventory, offering competitive price points and unsurpassed quality for print-on-demand products.

About HP
HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com/.
Note to editors: More news from HP, including links to RSS feeds, is available athttp://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/.

About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX; Seattle, WA; Denver, CO; Tucson, AZ and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.

SOE, the SOE logo, and EverQuest are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Legends of Norrath is a trademark of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.


Blast Factor Trophy Patch is Now Live In The UK

http://www.bluepointgames.com/images/games/blastfactor.gif
I just got a Email saying the long wanted/delayed Blast Factor "trophy patch was released this past weekend" in the UK.
i have confirmed that Version 2.01 is avaliable for download and it comes in at 134 MB



EA - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 Screenshots for the PS3/360 and Wii Games

EA have released screenshots for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 on the 360/PS3 and also the Wii.

PS3/360 Screenshots


Wii Screenshots





Majesco - The Daring Game For Girls Announced For Wii and DS - Press Release

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Majesco have announced a new game for the Wii and DS. it is called The Daring Game For Girls, and is based on the multi million selling The Daring Book For Girls Series. the games are set for release this October.
The games let the users experiance activites from the books. there are many character models to play as in the game. in the game you do activities such as, Basketball, Cave Exploration, Freeze Tag, Arts & Crafts, and many more. you can also earn gear and collectables whilst playing these games.

Press Release


EDISON, N.J., June 29, 2009 – For a daring girl, rafting down the Amazon, climbing Mt. McKinley, or embarking on an exotic African Safari is all in a day’s event! Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced The Daring Game for Girls for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. In this adventure title based on the bestselling books published by the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins, players can achieve their dream adventure by successfully completing an array of exciting challenges.

“The Daring Book for Girls series is the ultimate can-do, how-to ‘manual’ that celebrates the female spirit and guides adventurous girls in a range of daring and practical activities,” said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations for Majesco. “This game captures that content and is the perfect interactive complement for fans of the books and other girls interested in a game designed specifically for them.”

“The Daring Book for Girls series, including the new book, The Double Daring Book for Girls, has entertained and inspired millions of girls, and we look forward to the game furthering the reach of this well-loved property,” said Liate Stelhik, SVP and Publisher of William Morrow.

The Daring Game for Girls is an entertaining and informative adventure that lets players virtually experience activities straight from the popular book. Players can pick from one of several character models with a wide range of ethnicities and features. As they play, girls will earn gear and collectibles while having fun in spy missions, cave exploration, freeze tag, double dutch, basketball, arts and crafts, managing a corner stand, making friends, and much more. Players will also learn educational facts about famous women in history and use that knowledge to ace Pop Quizzes. Only by earning all six types of Daring Girl Badges — including Girl Lore, Life Skills and World Knowledge — can players realize an adventure to Africa, the Amazon or Mt. McKinley and become a true Daring Girl!

Developed by WXP, The Daring Game for Girls on Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ is expected to release in October 2009. For additional information about Majesco’s exciting line of products, please visit www.majescoentertainment.com.

About WXP Games
WXP Games, LLC is an independent studio making great games since 1995. WXP has a strong portfolio of financially successful games, including the platinum-selling The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, their own original IP and multi-console franchise hit Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball, and the award-winning Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action. Its multi-console proprietary "Experience Engine" technology is in its 11th year of refinement. WXP's core team is based in Seattle's urban Pioneer Square district.

About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on leading console and portable systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama and Cake Mania 2 for Nintendo DS, and Cooking Mama World Kitchen and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii. The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com/. @Majesco is on twitter at www.twitter.com/majesco.


Disney - Toy Story Mania and G-Force to Feature Stereoscopic 3-D Gaming - Press Release



Disney Interactive Stuidos have announced that the upcoming games G-Force and Toy Story Mania will both have stereoscopic 3-D features. These two games are the first to fully feature stereoscopic 3-D. both games allow the user to choose whether to turn the stereoscopic 3-D on or not, with both games coming with 2 sets of glasses.
G-Force is set for a July 21st release on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, whilst Toy Story Mania is set for a Fall 2009 release on the Wii.

Press Release


BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jun 29, 2009 Three-dimensional experiences are taking over the film experience at movie theaters in 2009 and Disney Interactive Studios is leading the way in video games by introducing innovative stereoscopic 3-D features in two of its premier games this summer. G-Force and Toy Story Mania! both feature revolutionary innovative experiences using 3-D technology and are the first games for next-generation systems to fully feature three-dimensional stereoscopic technology.

G-Force and Toy Story Mania! allow the player to choose to turn on special 3-D features in the games while wearing the enclosed 3-D glasses. Using the anaglyphic 3-D glasses, players will see the action extend forward from their television screens in a three-dimensional perspective while playing the games. Two sets of 3-D glasses will be enclosed in each package for players to experience visuals that seem to pop out from their television sets. The glasses enable both players to experience 3-D during a two-player Toy Story Mania! game or for an accompanying family member to view that perspective in G-Force. Both standard video game 3-D graphics and the stereoscopic 3-D experiences are offered in the games and can be changed by the player.
“Three-dimensional technology drives the future of entertainment and Disney Interactive Studios is leading the way in video games,” said Brian Leake, vice president of technology, Disney Interactive Studios. “The stereoscopic 3-D innovation in G-Force and Toy Story Mania! adds to the already fun video game experiences for a wide audience and extends the gameplay by creating entirely new options for players.”

Rob Neuman, a leading expert in 3-D technology and supervisor at Walt Disney Feature Animation, consulted on the 3-D effects in the G-Force video game with Disney Interactive Studios and developer Eurocom. Neuman has advised on the 3-D aspects of numerous Disney animated feature films.

“Like the 3-D effects in some feature films, the goal for adding 3-D in G-Force enabled the two miniature creatures – guinea pig Darwin and housefly Mooch – to appear to come forward from the screen, which creates a unique experience for the player,” said Neuman. “The dawn of three-dimensional technology in films has taken over the Cineplex and it’s obvious that video games are the next medium to see this trend.”

G-Force, inspired by the film of the same name from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, will be available in 3-D on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system on July 21.
Toy Story Mania!, exclusive for Wii™, is inspired by the popular new four-dimensional attraction in both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Players can experience their favorite moments from the attraction in eye-popping 3-D from the comfort of their living rooms with family and friends. The popular Pie Throw game from the attraction is represented in the Toy Story Mania! training level, and five additional levels based on the attraction are available as unlockables in the game’s story mode. Toy Story Mania! will be available in Fall 2009.
About the G-Force video game

G-Force is a fast-paced action-platform game featuring a unique team of specially trained guinea pigs that use high-tech gadgets and specialized talents to complete a dangerous secret mission. Players control Darwin, the G-Force team leader, and housefly surveillance commando Mooch. Darwin and Mooch team up with the rest of G-Force to use their unique high-tech gadgets, stealth mastery, and pint-sized teamwork to save the world from a robot army of evil household appliances. G-Force features innovative gameplay with a unique sense of scale and puzzle solving that requires players to manipulate environments or enemies, including evil household appliances like waffle irons, water coolers and vacuum cleaners to complete their mission.
Published by Disney Interactive Studios, the G-Force game for consoles and Windows PC is being developed by Eurocom. Handheld versions are being developed by Keen. G-Force is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
About the “G-FORCE” film

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer brings his first 3-D film to the big screen with G-FORCE, a comedy adventure about the latest evolution of a covert government program to train animals to work in espionage. Armed with the latest high-tech spy equipment, these highly trained guinea pigs discover that the fate of the world is in their paws. Tapped for the G-FORCE are guinea pigs Darwin (voice of SAM ROCKWELL), the squad leader determined to succeed at all costs; Blaster (voice of TRACY MORGAN), an outrageous weapons expert with tons of attitude and a love for all things extreme; and Juarez (voice of PENELOPE CRUZ), a sexy martial arts pro; plus the literal fly-on-the-wall reconnaissance expert, Mooch, and a star-nosed mole, Speckles (voice of NICOLAS CAGE), the computer and information specialist. Along the way, the G-FORCE encounters myriad other members of the animal kingdom, including pet shop layabout Hurley (voice of JON FAVREAU) and the rabidly territorial hamster Bucky (voice of STEVE BUSCEMI).

Directed by Academy Award®-winning visual effects master Hoyt H. Yeatman Jr.—G-FORCE takes audiences on a high-octane thrill ride, proving once and for all that the world needs bigger heroes.

About Toy Story Mania!
Toy Story Mania! for Wii showcases an array of entertaining games inspired by the new Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort attractions, while featuring the iconic characters and humor from the popular Disney•Pixar “Toy Story” franchise. In addition to rapid-fire shooting galleries adapted from the attraction, the game includes new and original galleries and a series of mini games, all hosted by beloved characters from the movies. Three-dimensional versions of some of the galleries and games from the attraction can be unlocked for an entirely new gameplay experience. Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Papaya Studio, Toy Story Mania! is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

To the Big Screen and Beyond… In Disney Digital 3D

About Disney Pixar’s Toy Story Movie Franchise
The toys are back—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” return to the big screen in a spectacular 3D double feature on October 2, 2009. The double feature kicks off a Disney Digital 3D™ Toy Story celebration, which culminates in a brand new adventure starring Buzz and Woody: “Toy Story 3”— in theaters June 18, 2010.


About Disney Interactive Studios
Disney Interactive Studios, part of Disney Interactive Media Group, is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games, mobile games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California, and has internal development studios around the world. For more information, log on to http://www.disneyinteractivestudios.com.
© Disney. Product names, release dates and features may be subject to change.



EA- Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Game Trailer

EA have released this trailer for the Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince movie tie-in game.







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





Saturday, June 27, 2009

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • DSi: Pokemon Gold/Silver remakes are set for a September 12th release in japan. http://tinyurl.com/ny77n9

  • DSi: Dragon Quest IX only allows one save file at a time. http://tinyurl.com/lpf3y5

  • PS3: Temco will release a demo for Ninja Gaiden Sigma II on the PSN in September. http://tinyurl.com/n9ezv7

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://tinyurl.com/kmvueh

  • Japan Hardware charts. DSi 40.464, PSP 27.884, Wii 19.386, PS3 10.359, Xbox 360 6.734, DS 5.531, PS2 3.770. http://tinyurl.com/mq9en8

  • Capcom is hinting at a new Onimusha game. the site has 1560 and brush stroke. original game was set in 1560. http://tinyurl.com/nsu3wz

  • Sqaure Enix have a teaser site online. could be Romancing Saga 4. timer ends in 229 hours. has number 4 on site. http://tinyurl.com/m9bygb

  • The rumored new Onimusha game is not a Onimusha, instead1560 relates to the new game Sengoku Basara. http://tinyurl.com/kug4gg

  • PS3: Firmware 3.0 rumors. hit pre Christmas, reputation system, grief reporting,background patch download + more http://tinyurl.com/mm5tl3

  • Temco Koei Europe Europe has been formed (TKE). aim to develop existing franchises, offer new library of games. http://tinyurl.com/moofgy

  • THQ have announced that they are working on their own controller based game. will give them competitive edge. http://tinyurl.com/n9oep7

  • PS3: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 will be less gory than the 360 version. trend is for violent games, going to buck that trend. http://tinyurl.c ...

  • 360: 1 Vs 100 will be free to XBL Silver members for this weekend only. http://tinyurl.com/lwod93

  • PS3: Home set to be "an essential component for all PS3 games", e.g game launching. Sony in it for the long term http://tinyurl.com/ntm43l

  • A trademark has been found for lord of The Rings, War In The North. registered to those who made Aragons Quest. http://tinyurl.com/l45dj8

  • PSP: Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do To Deserve This? is coming to Europe. no price or date yet. http://tinyurl.com/n2wrqo

  • PSP: Mana Khemia Student Alliance is going to the PSN Store in Hong Kong. should come to other regions. http://tinyurl.com/lmo97j

  • PS3: Sony responds to firmware 3.0 rumors. "wild speculation" "nothing has been announced or confirmed" http://tinyurl.com/mnj49p

  • 360: some profiles are showing a beta. achievement picture only shows 09 and greek letter for beta, in 360 style. http://tinyurl.com/mh6dgc

  • DSi: Korg DS-10 Plus announced. has real time editing, expanded song mode, DSi has expanded features, out 17-9-09 http://tinyurl.com/owgmow

  • Warner Bros. was the sole bidder for Midway. their offer of $33 Million looks like to be the winner http://tinyurl.com/pdy4zp

  • Obsidian have officially stopped working on Aliens RPG. there was no mention if the game has been canceled. http://tinyurl.com/q6uo9n





Friday, June 26, 2009

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)







Majesco - Serious Sam HD Screenshots and Fact Sheet



Majesco have released screenshots and a fact sheet for Croteam's Serious Sam HD. The first two screenshots show how the game used to look and what the HD version now looks like.
The fact sheet, provided, also says the game will cost 1200MS Points and is set for a late summer 2009 release. The game will feature 4 Player Co-Op Via Xbox Live and has 12 levels.


Fact Sheet


Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Developer: Croteam
Platforms: Xbox LIVE Arcade
Genre: First Person Shooter
Release Date: Late Summer 2009
Price / Rating: 1200 MS Points/ Mature

Overview
The indie sensation Serious Sam: The First Encounter is reborn in glorious high-definition for legions of long-time fans and a whole new generation of gamers around the world. Featuring dazzling visuals and revamped design, gamers take control of the legendary Sam ‘Serious’ Stone as he is sent back through time to ancient Egypt to battle the overwhelming forces of Lord Mental and the Sirian army.

Features
Developed by Croteam and powered by the next-generation Serious Engine 3, Serious Sam HD features beautifully rendered, high-resolution visuals and lushly redesigned environments to create the most astonishing Serious Sam game ever.
  • Return to the golden age of frantic, non-stop action with Serious Sam’s trademark onslaught of enemies rushing towards you at every turn. From the charging Sirian Werebull to the screaming Headless Kamikaze and the multi-story Ugh-Zan, all of the infamous minions of Lord Mental have been spectacularly redesigned for Serious Sam HD.
  • Fire up one of the greatest arsenals in gaming history by wielding demon-stopping revolvers, lead-spewing miniguns, monstrous cannons and the notorious Serious Bomb for when you absolutely, positively, have to kill every enemy in sight.
  • More than 12 levels of bedlam set against the expansive backdrop of ancient Egypt with every square inch upgraded and reworked to create one of the most visually stunning experiences on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
  • Embrace the mayhem with up to four players through online co-op on Xbox LIVE and unlock the sweet, sweet achievements you and your friends so badly crave

Thursday, June 25, 2009

UK PSN Update 25/06/09

PS3 Games
Motorstorm 2 Pacific Rift – Wombat Signature Livery [Free]
Zuma [£6.99]
Little Big Planet – Solstice Costume [Free]
Little Big Planet – Jon Burgerman Sticker Kit [£1.59]
High Velocity Bowling – Tiki Polynesian Ball Pack [£0.79]
High Velocity Bowling – 60's Surf Ball Pack [£0.79]

Demo's
NONE

Guitar Hero - World Tour
Phish Live Track Pack [£4.39]
“Chalk Dust Torture” by Phish [£1.59]
“Down With Disease” by Phish [£1.59]
“Sample In A Jar” by Phish [£1.59]

Rock Band
Maroon 5 Pack 1 [£2.49]
“Little of Your Time” by Maroon 5 [£0.99]
“Makes Me Wonder” by Maroon 5 [£0.99]
“Wake Up Call” by Maroon 5 [£0.99]
Warped Tour 2009 [£5.25]
“Alive (live)” by Pearl Jam [£0.99]
“21st Century boy (Digital Boy)” by Bad Religion [£0.99]
“Brother” by Pearl Jam [£0.99]
“I Didn't Say I Was Powerful, I Said I Was A Wizard” By Chidos [£0.99]
“Reinventing your Exit” by Underoath [£0.99]
“State Of Love And Trust (Live)” by Pearl Jam [£0.99]
“The Downfall Of US All” by A Day To Remember [£0.99]
“The Flood” by Escape The Fate [£0.99]

Videos
Mini Ninja's E3 trailer
Call Of Juarez – Bound In Blood Story Trailer
Call Of Juarez- Bound In Blood Announcement Trailer

Wallpaper
Battlefield 1943 Wallpaper 1
Battlefield 1943 Wallpaper 2

Theme
Motorstorm 2 Pacific Rift – Screenshot Competition Theme
Battlefield 1943 Theme

PS1 Classic
NONE

PSP
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [£15.99]
Rock Band Unplugged - “Afterlife” by Avenged Sevenfold [£0.99]
Rock Band Unplugged - “Dr Feelgood” by Motley Crue [£0.99]
Rock Band Unplugged - “Sex Type Thing” by Stone Temple Pilots [£0.99]
Rock Band Unplugged - “Constant Motion” by Dream Theater [£0.99]
Dynasty Warrior Strikeforce – Download pack 2 [Free]


Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • PS3: Firmware 2.80 is online

  • Wii: another survey has been sent out asking about netflix on Wii. This time the disc needed was listed as free. http://tinyurl.com/lu4aw5

  • PS3: A Analyst has said the PS3 motion controller is better for core gamers than Natal. http://tinyurl.com/kk4gax

  • 360: Cross Edge Dash, one a PS3 exclusive called Cross Edge, is coming to the 360 in Japan in October. http://tinyurl.com/m4vvxe

  • 360: Trials HD is set for a release on XBLA near the end of July. http://tinyurl.com/mscq3b

  • PS3: Agent is set in the 1970's. completely different story lines and character development to GTA series. http://tinyurl.com/klfvlq

  • PS3: Team ICO tease significance of black feathers near the chain scene...wonders where they came from. http://tinyurl.com/l2mh53

  • PS3: UK Home will be down Thursday for 8 hours. many lost reward items since extended closed beta will be restored. new content 2nd July

  • PS3: Final Fantasy I Is coming to the Japan Store for 600 Yen. it is the PS1 Classic. it comes in around 60MB. http://tinyurl.com/mmlnc2

  • New Nintendo Trademarks, Many Room titles like Fashion Travel, Anywhere. Nemrem, Zengage, Precipice art games. http://tinyurl.com/l7koeg

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://tinyurl.com/kqchde

  • It is rumored that Rockstars New England Q&A department has been laid off. http://tinyurl.com/mmg6t7

  • 360: Clover Developer says Xbox Live Community Games market is too small to be financially viable. http://tinyurl.com/m2625y

  • PS3: Sky Broadband, UK, has apologized for PSN issues, between 5pm-midnight, where their system blocked users. http://tinyurl.com/muyx7a

  • QTE Blog: Glu Mobile - Modern Warfare 2 Announced for Mobile Platforms - Press Release http://tinyurl.com/nnuz26

  • QTE Blog: Funcom - New Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Update Announced. Gangs of Tarantia Launching .. http://tinyurl.com/nnfvkm

  • ID Software has been bought by Zenimax, Bethesda's parent company. ID teams can grow, handle their own IP's. http://tinyurl.com/kuff8e

  • PS3: top 10 PSN titles for May released. Zen pinball, Worms, Mortal Kombat II, Wheel Of Fortune and Flower, top 5 http://tinyurl.com/mk8nbz

  • 360: Halo ODST achievements may have been leaked in video form. http://tinyurl.com/ks4cfn

  • Gearbox has trademarked War Hero, World Hero II, Brother in Arms War Hero, Modern War Hero. http://tinyurl.com/lgtv8t

  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Prototype VS inFamous http://tinyurl.com/mbt86q

  • QTE Blog: Koei - Dynasty Warriors 6 Is Out Now. DLC Coming July - Press Release http://tinyurl.com/krg322

  • PS3: SOCOM 1.60 will add Dutch and Italian special forces in the game. 4 new weapons, updates and adjustments. http://tinyurl.com/mbxhc8

  • PSP: Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do To Deserve This? is now only coming out on PSN for $19.99. http://tinyurl.com/ku8bdk

  • 360: Team 17 confirm that Worms 2 Armageddon is coming out on XBLA next week. http://tinyurl.com/mdnoxk

  • iPhone:Fl0w Dev's not happy with Ketera, accuse Aquatica game of copying Fl0w without permission. Ketera Deny it. http://tinyurl.com/nxs7eu

  • PS3:GameStop has listing for Marvel VS Capcom 2 Collectors Edition. as well as code, theres manual, dvd and more. http://tinyurl.com/mxjocp

  • EA has combined the operations of BioWare and Mythic to create a new studio group focused on RPG/MMO's. http://tinyurl.com/lmnr72

  • PSP: Dynasty Warriors 6 will now be coming to the PSP. will feature ad-hoc multiplayer, new costumes and Meng Ho. http://tinyurl.com/mcn4oh

  • King Of Fighters XII has been delayed on both the PS3 and 360. at present it's a TBA July date. http://tinyurl.com/nof9yu

  • Dead Rising 2 will not be at PAX or Games Con. it is expected to be at Tokyo Games Show. http://tinyurl.com/n7dd4a

  • PS3: July 09 PSW Magazine paragraph mentions PS Cloud. Echochrome uses it to share levels, update needed first. http://tinyurl.com/m26mvj





Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Koei - Dynasty Warriors 6 Is Out Now. DLC Coming July - Press Release

Koei have announced that Dynasty Warriors 6 has been released. they also mention that in July, there will be DLC which offers more character customisation and music for the game.



Press Release

Create your own warrior and fight for control of Ancient China in KOEI’s Tactical Action opus Burlingame, CA, June 24, 2009 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced thatDYNASTY WARRIORS®6: Empires is available now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Most eagerly awaited by fans is the game’s new Edit mode where players can create their own character. DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires features an extensive character editing system with options to customize a warrior’s gender, build, skin tone, facial features, voice, clothing, weapon and more.

Starting this July, gamers will be able to download new character customization options and music tracks from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and from PlayStation®Network.

Gamers can find DYNASTY WARRIORS®6: Empires at retailers throughout North America including Amazon.com, GameFly and GameStop.

For the latest updates, follow @KOEIcorp on twitter and visit the official minisite at www.koei.com/dw6e

About DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires
Designed for the legions of Dynasty Warriors fans, DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires is a game that brings together the best aspects of the action and strategy genres. In this latest edition, players can experience Ancient China’s greatest and most glorious war as an all-powerful lord or as an officer.

As a lord, gamers must think strategically. By deciding when to attack, when to resist invasion, or when to initiate policies, a lord can expand their power and influence. An easy-to-learn “card collecting” system lets players enact policies that will increase their empire’s strength, improve the abilities of their forces, and more.

Players can also pledge their allegiance to a kingdom to become an officer. As an officer, players can suggest policies in the kingdom’s war council, complete missions for rewards, or even turn against their ruler should relations sour.

Whomever players choose to be, they can now use mountain ledges and waterways to infiltrate enemy bases and launch surprise attacks on supply depots to change the flow of battle.

DYNASTY WARRIORS 6: Empires is developed by Omega Force and is for 1 to 2 players (offline). This game is rated “T” (TEEN – Alcohol Reference, Violence) by the ESRB.

About KOEI Corporation
Based in Burlingame, California, KOEI Corporation established operations in 1988 as the North American subsidiary of KOEI Co., Ltd. of Japan. KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and simulation games, and is the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The company's Warriors series of games have generated a combined 18 million units in global sales.
KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software for video game systems and personal computers. For fiscal 2008, KOEI posted worldwide revenues of $286 million. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the U.S., the UK, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Lithuania. More information about KOEI and its products can be found atwww.koei.com.
Dynasty Warriors and the KOEI logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of KOEI Co., Ltd. ©2009 KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks and “PS3” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The PlayStation Network Logo is a service mark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Video output in HD requires cables and an HD compatible display, both sold separately. The ratings icon is a trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.


New Zero Punctuation - Prototype VS inFamous

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Zero Punctuation set about reviewing Prototype...but got sucked into the inFamous/Prototype debate. using his scientific method he realised that his scientific method sucked.





Funcom - New Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Update Announced. Gangs of Tarantia Launching - Press Release

Funcom have announced the 5th update for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is called Gangs of Tarantia.
This update brings to the game the Tarantia Commons district, new storylines, more enemies and rewards. The update also brings some radical changes to how the game is played and experienced. for example, items now have a more profound impact on your characters powers, making them even more valuable. also guild cities will see more activity, PvP minigames now give the player experience, and you can now buy social pets like dogs, cats and snakes.




Press Release

DURHAM, N.C. --(Business Wire)-- Jun 24, 2009 Funcom is proud to announce the launch of Update 5 – ‘Gangs of Tarantia’ on the 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' live servers. Players can now look forward to exploring a whole new area, the Tarantia Commons district, complete with a spectacular new storyline, more enemies to defeat, and more rewards to be had. This is the fifth installment in a series of updates that is delivering new and improved content to the game’s playerbase. ‘Age of Conan’ has seen a slew of updates since launching last year, adding countless hours of more content and new features to the game.

“The team has poured a lot of dedication and hard work into making this update a reality,” says Funcom game director Craig Morrison. “Not only are we adding a massive new area to the game where level seventy players can find hours of more entertainment, we have also made significant changes to core systems in the game that will hopefully make the game experience more fun and a lot more rewarding!”

Besides adding a wealth of new content, the update also introduces fundamental changes to how the game is played and experienced. Players will now find that items within the game and their associated statistics has changed radically, making items have a more profound impact on your character's powers. This will make equipment even more valuable, and the process of obtaining new weapons and armor through quests and adventure even more rewarding. The update should make a significant impact on how gamers play 'Age of Conan' and how they now experience the gameplay with their characters.

The update also introduces a vast number of other changes and additions. For instance, guild cities will now see an increased activity as guards and merchants now walk the streets, bringing life to the settlement. Also, players can now gain PvP (player vs. player) experience from doing PvP mini-games, and even purchase social pets such as snakes, dogs, and cats. For more information on all the improvements the update has to offer, please visit the 'Age of Conan'community website.

Launching in May last year ‘Age of Conan’ quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.2 million copies around the world. In North America, the most prominent online gaming market in the west, ‘Age of Conan’ became the third best-selling PC title of the year only beaten by ‘Spore’ and ‘World of Warcraft’. In the weeks after launch ‘Age of Conan’ simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from gaming press across the globe. ‘Age of Conan’ is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish, and is being prepared for launch in Korea as well.

For more information and how to buy ‘Age of Conan’ please visit www.ageofconan.com

ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include 'The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visithttp://www.anarchyonline.com www.dreamfall.com, www.darkdaysarecoming.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.

ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL - Conan Properties International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls rights to Conan, many associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and various rights expanded upon by many acclaimed authors and artists. Many consider Conan the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International LLC, visit www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit www.paradox-entertainment.com.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.