Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Zero Punctuation - Darkest of Days

This Weeks Zero Punctuation is focused on Darkest of Days. This game hasn't had the best reviews across the web...but maybe it will fair better in this review?!




EA Has Released The Spore Hero Launch Trailer

EA Has released a new trailer for Spore Hero titled Launch Trailer. the trailer explains some of the features in the game, shows many different battles, and explains that your creature is a Hero who has to explore and defeat the Evil in the game.





Zynga Announce They Have More Than Quadrupled Monthly Users From 30 Million To 129 Million Users

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Zynga announce that since April 2009, the amount of users playing their games have more than quadrupled from 30 Million to 129 Million users. everyday, around 34 million users worldwide play Zynga games. Zynga have 4 games in the top 10 Facebook games, FarmVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, and YoVille.
Farmville currently has over 50 Million users since its launch 3 months ago, making it the fastest growing game on the internet. Mafia Wars is the second largest game on Facebook, behind Farmville, and currently has over 25 million users a month. Zynga Poker has over 150 Million hands dealt a day with 250,000 concurrent players. YoVille has 17 million residents.


Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- Sep 30, 2009 Zynga (www.zynga.com), the largest developer of social games, today announced that it has more than quadrupled its monthly users over the last six months, making it one of the fastest growing applications on the Internet. In April 2009, Zynga had 30 million monthly active users playing its games, and since then the number has grown to 129 million. Everyday, approximately 34 million users worldwide play Zynga games according to Developer Analytics (www.developeranalytics.com). Zynga estimates its current monthly unique visitors are at 70 million.

Today, Zynga has four of the top 10 games on Facebook:

FarmVille – the largest game on Facebook lets players channel their inner farmer by enabling them to grow crops, build farms and interact with fellow farmers. FarmVille has grown to more than 50 million users since its launch three months ago, making it larger than the population of Canada and the fastest growing social game on the Internet. Users have built over 40 million farms, more than 20 times the number of actual farms in the United States, and on an average day, players purchase 500,000 tractors to till their land.

Mafia Wars
– the second largest game on Facebook and a Zynga classic lets players become the boss of their own crime family. More than 25 million users play per month and on an average day undertake more than 140 million “jobs.”

Zynga Poker
(formerly Texas Hold’Em) – the number one poker game on Facebook is the place for high rollers and amateurs alike to indulge in poker. An average day finds Zynga dealing about 150 million hands compared to 11 million hands dealt in Las Vegas. On any day and at any time, Zynga Poker hosts 250,000 concurrent players, making it the world’s largest live casual casino and seating more than 3.5 times the audience of the average NFL stadium.

YoVille
– the largest virtual world in social games is the place where users decorate their own apartments, complete with furniture and animals. Today, YoVille has over 17 million residents, a community larger than Mumbai (the most densely populated city in the world), that engage in building their own habitat and hanging out with friends. Since August, residents have purchased approximately 10,000 pets and consumed about 400,000 funnel cakes.

“The rise in social gaming reflects the immense popularity of Facebook and the need for people to connect, play and express themselves with others,” said Mark Pincus, founder and CEO of Zynga. “While it is still early in social gaming, the success of our games with the user community underscores the sheer size and potential of this new movement which will finally let fun become the biggest way people interact.”

About Zynga
Zynga is the largest social gaming company with 129 million monthly users. Zynga’s games are available on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, Friendster, Tagged, Yahoo! and the iPhone, and include FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Vampires, Street Racing, and Scramble. The company is funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, IVP, Union Square Ventures, Foundry Group, Avalon Ventures, Pilot Group, Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel. Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.zynga.com.

Konami Have Released New Screenshots And A New Story Trailer For Tornado Outbreak On XBLA And PSN

Konami has released a new trailer and screenshots for their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network game, Tornado outbreak. the trailer for the game is a story trailer, detailing the back story for the game, introducing some of the characters, and hinting towards what the main characters mission is going to be.
The Screenshots show some of the bad guys and heroes in the game. they also show alot of action and some of the levels in the game.




Tornado Outbreak



Sandisk Announce A New Range Of Memory Cards For Portable Consoles


Sandisk has announced a new range of memory cards for Portable Consoles. The M2 Micro Memory Card is for the PSPgo. The Pro Duo Memory Card and The PRO-HG Duo Memory Card is for the PSP (1,000-3,000). The SDHC Card is for the Nintendo Wii.

SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 Gaming card and Memory Stick PRO Duo adapter

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB

$27.99, $44.99, $74.99, $142.99

SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB

$27.99, $44.99, $65.99, $119.99, $229.99

SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo card

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB

$32.99, $49.99, $76.99, 145.99, $279.99

SanDisk SDHC card for Nintendo DSi system

4GB, 8GB

$32.99, $47.99

Gaming Compatibility Pack (GCP)

N/A

$17.99

Press Release

MILPITAS, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 30, 2009 SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today introduced new additions to its gaming card line designed to boost the storage capacity of handheld video game systems.

The 16 gigabyte (GB)1 SanDisk® Memory Stick Micro™ (M2)™ card is compatible with the Sony® PSP® go system; the 32GB SanDisk® Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ cards are compatible with the Sony PSP® system; and the 8GB SanDisk® SDHC™ card is compatible with the Nintendo DSi™ system. The cards enable gamers to store more of their movies, music, photos and content downloaded from the Internet without worrying about running out of space or consuming their handheld video game system’s onboard storage.

“Many of the new portable gaming systems offer substantial downloadable content for gamers to enjoy, and our gaming memory cards give consumers the added storage capacity they need,” said Tim Sutton, product marketing manager, gaming, SanDisk. “Downloadable games for the PSP system can consume more than 700 megabytes (MB)2 of memory each, not to mention the large file sizes of movies and TV shows which boost demand for expandable storage.”

“Gamers are increasingly using their handheld systems for non-gaming activities, with nearly half of U.S. PlayStation® Portable owners, for example, playing video or music on the device at least once per week,” said Lewis Ward, research manager, consumer gaming and mobile entertainment, IDC. "Digital content for these platforms is commonly available for download, and it is this evolving delivery mechanism coupled with large file sizes that has transformed memory cards from helpful accessories to something that many teens and young adults use on a regular basis."

16GB SanDisk Memory Stick Micro (M2) Gaming Card
The 16GB SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 gaming card doubles the amount of storage space available to PSP go system users. The card offers a convenient means of storing downloadable games, movies, TV shows and music. In addition, SanDisk offers a gaming compatibility pack (GCP), sold separately, which includes a Memory Stick Micro M2 to Memory Stick PRO Duo adapter and Mobile Memory Stick Micro M2 reader. The GCP allows gamers to use the SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 card in other Sony M2 compatible devices or in Memory Stick PRO Duo readers, as well as transfer media between certain Memory Stick Micro M2 mobile enabled devices and a personal computer via a USB slot.

32GB SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo and SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo Gaming Cards
SanDisk also introduced a 32GB1 SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card for use in the Sony PSP-3000 and PSP-2000 systems. The card is fully compatible with all Sony products with Memory Stick PRO Duo card slots, including Sony Cyber-shot® cameras and Sony Handycam® camcorders. In addition to expanding storage for PSP system users, SanDisk has introduced a 32GB SanDisk Ultra® Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ memory card. This high capacity, high performance card enables photography enthusiasts to take their images to another level with 30MB/sec* read and write speeds. The card is well-suited for shooting in full HD video mode, recording up to 240 minutes** of full HD 1920x1080 pixels at 15 Mbps.

8GB SanDisk SDHC Memory Card for the Nintendo DSi System
SanDisk also unveiled the SanDisk® SDHC™ card for the Nintendo® DSi™ system. Offering up to 8GB1 of removable memory, the card gives gamers a convenient means of saving and quickly transferring their photos between the Nintendo DSi system and a computer. The card also allows gamers to take advantage of AAC music playback and voice recording capabilities. Gamers can load the memory card with their favorite songs or musical creations and listen to them on the system.

Pricing and Availability
The SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 gaming card for the Sony PSP go system is shipping now in capacities ranging from 2GB to 16GB1 and is available at retailers in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. The SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card is shipping worldwide now in capacities ranging from 2GB to 32GB1. Exact pricing for the Memory Stick Micro M2, SDHC, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards will be set by retailers. The 32GB SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo card will be shipping worldwide in October. Currently available at North American, Latin American and European retailers, the SanDisk SDHC card for Nintendo DSi system comes in 4GB and 8GB1 capacities.


Product

SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 Gaming card and Memory Stick PRO Duo adapter

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB

$27.99, $44.99, $74.99, $142.99

SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB

$27.99, $44.99, $65.99, $119.99, $229.99

SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo card

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB

$32.99, $49.99, $76.99, 145.99, $279.99

SanDisk SDHC card for Nintendo DSi system

4GB, 8GB

$32.99, $47.99

Gaming Compatibility Pack (GCP)

N/A

$17.99

About SanDisk
SanDisk Corporation is the global leader in flash memory cards, from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk’s product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.

1 1 gigabyte = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage
2 1 megabyte = 1 million bytes.

*Based on SanDisk internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes.

**Approximations: results will vary based on file size, resolution, compression, bit rate, content, host device, pre-loaded files and other factors. See www.sandisk.com

SanDisk’s product and executive images can be downloaded from:
http://www.sandisk.com/corporate/media.asp

SanDisk’s web site/home page address: http://www.sandisk.com

© 2009 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk, the SanDisk logo and SanDisk Ultra are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. SDHC mark and logo are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. Memory Stick Micro, M2 Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. PSP and PlayStation are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder (s).

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for new product introductions, specifications, applications, markets, and customers that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: market demand for our products may grow more slowly than our expectations or there may be a slower adoption rate for these products in new markets that we are targeting, our products may not perform as expected or may not be available at the prices, in the regions, in the capacities or at the time expected and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.

Sony Online Entertainment Announce That The Green Arrow Is In DC Universe Online

Sony Online Entertainment have announced that The Green Arrows will be in their upcoming DC Universe Online MMO. they have released screenshots of the Green Arrow in action as well as artwork showing how the character model evolved.

DC Universe



Konami Have Released New Screenshots For Vandal Hearts On Xbox Live Aracde And Playstation Network.

Konami have released new screenshots for their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade and Sony Playstation Network title, vandal Hearts. These screenshots show some of the world maps in the game and their different layouts. also shown are battles, different characters and different enemies.

Vandal Hearts



THQ Have Released A New Trailer For WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2010

THQ Have Released A New Trailer For WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2010. the trailer details some of the new features for this years game, like being able to create a back story for your own character. some wrestlers that are in the game are shown, as well as some rings and moves available in the game.




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/15RN6M

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/15RN6N

  • PSPgo: Some Stores appear to be selling the PSPgo early. http://ow.ly/rBzw

  • Super Street Fighter IV Confirmed. more playable characters, improved online, rebalanced characters. is a standalone disc http://ow.ly/rBCU

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (PES 2010) will be getting a Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 Bundle in Japan. http://ow.ly/rBE2

  • Square Enix hope that Final Fantasy XIII Will sell over 6 million units worldwide. http://ow.ly/rBEn

  • PS3: Uncharted 2 chapter completion Twitter Updates have been disabled in the game. a update will remove it from menus. http://ow.ly/rBF1

  • 360: The first episodic Fable II chapter is live now. it is free for members. there will e 5 all together. http://ow.ly/rBFL

  • PC: NCSoft have said that they have been adding servers for Aion so more players can play, and reduce the ques. http://ow.ly/rBGs

  • 360: Turn 10 have said that Forza 3 has not pushed the Xbox 360 to its limits. http://ow.ly/rCxy

  • PC: Funcom is rumoured to be laying off 20% of its workforce. Secret World expected to be delayed significantly. http://ow.ly/rCEd

  • 360: Left 4 Dead Crash course DLC is out now. it was incorrectly priced at 800 MS Points. Now priced at 560 MS Points. http://ow.ly/rCQ1

  • Wii: Update 4.2 brings fixes and improvements to system performance. also stops Homebrew. http://ow.ly/rCRO

  • Tokyo Game Show attendance figures.Business days,Thursday 27.435, Friday 24.605. Public, Saturday 61,138, Sunday 71,852 http://ow.ly/rCUj

  • QTE Blog: EA Announces That A Demo For Need For Speed Shift Will Be Available On October 1st For Playstation 3 And ... http://ow.ly/15RPum

  • PSP: the first BluRays Movies with a PSP copy of the Movie will come out November 10th. put disc into PS3 and Attach PSP http://ow.ly/rEAR

  • 360: Lucidity has a Price of 800 MS Points ($10) http://ow.ly/rEBx

  • PC: A Closed Beta For Star Wars The Old Republic is about to start. you need to be a active community member though. http://ow.ly/rECx

  • PS3: Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Demo set to be released on the USA PSN tomorrow. http://ow.ly/rFS6

  • A 2009 survey has found that 73% of UK Citizens regularly play games. http://ow.ly/rFV4

  • Gamefly have hired 1up's Garnett Lee as editorial director for the service’s media properties. http://ow.ly/rFW4

  • QTE Blog: Sega Has Released The Boxart For Super Monkey Ball Sept & Roll On The Nintendo Wii http://ow.ly/15RRub

  • Details of Earthworm Jim Remake have emerged. will be for PSN/XBLA, iPhone, And WiiWare. online leaderboards, HD Graphics http://ow.ly/rGnw

  • QTE Blog: Boxart For The UK Nintendo DS And Nintendo Wii Versions Of Jambo! Safari http://ow.ly/rGpT

  • DSi: there is a new Shiren The Wanderer game coming out on the DS. currently Fuurai no Shiren 4 is set for Japan Release http://ow.ly/rGqT

  • PS3: Uncharted 2 Review embargoes begin to be lifted. this site has a list of the scores. game is getting high scores. http://ow.ly/rGAE

  • iPhone: Capcom have announced that a new Ghosts 'n Goblins game is coming to the App Store. http://ow.ly/rGGw

  • QTE Blog: EA Price Warhammer Online Age Of Reckoning For Mac's at $19.95 From gametreeonline.com http://ow.ly/15RTN6

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Officially Announce The Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle And Xbox 306 Wireless Controller Ga... http://ow.ly/15RUnQ

  • PSP: PSP 4000 rumoured to have bluetooth and internal memroy. also will have UMD Drive. http://ow.ly/rILa

  • PS3: Creat Studios announce that Digger HD Will come out on USA PSN on October 1st, EU on October 8th. http://ow.ly/rIMw

  • DSi: Nintendo Australia won't transfer games bough on one DSi to another, for example if you bought a new colour. http://ow.ly/rIN0

  • QTE Blog: Hi, How Are You, Now Out On App Store. Features Music And Art From Daniel Johnston http://ow.ly/15RW6y

  • PSP: Upcoming PSP Mini's game, Kahoots detailed. started as a flash game. flash to PSP was easy coming out October 1st. http://ow.ly/rIPl






Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hi, How Are You, Now Out On App Store. Features Music And Art From Daniel Johnston


DR Fun Fun have announced that Hi, How Are You is now out on the App Store. the game is currently on offer for $0.99 and £0.59. the game features music and artwork by Daniel Johnston.
You Play as a cursed frog, and must work your way through 25+, physics filled, mazes to undo the curse. there are achievements to earn which unlock original art by Daniel Johnston himself.





Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Sep 29, 2009 Hi, How Are You, the first ever toon-shaded 3D puzzle platformer for the iPhone and iPod Touch, is now available at the App Store. The game features a psychedelic universe filled with dynamic physics-driven gameplay, surreal enemies and challenging puzzles featuring Daniel Johnston’s fascinating music and art.

Hi, How Are You begins with Satan turning the innocent Jeremiah into a frog and stealing the object of his affection. To win back his true love’s freedom, Jeremiah must progress through 25+ devilish levels to reverse the curse that Satan has inflicted upon him.

While racing through psychedelic mazes, Jeremiah evolves into four different characters, each with a unique play style. Players can choose to control the game by using either intuitive tilt controls or a virtual on-screen joystick. They can also collect more than 20 achievements, unlocking original artwork by Daniel Johnston himself. Achievements can also be shared automatically with friends on Facebook – taking bragging rights to a whole new social level.

Daniel Johnston’s music has been critically acclaimed for his original and evocative style. He has acquired legions of fans including legends such as David Bowie, Tom Waits, Beck and the late Kurt Cobain, who wore his Hi, How Are You frog t-shirt in concerts.
Johnston’s art has been featured in prestigious art galleries around the globe, including the Whitney Museum of Art, in its Biennial exhibition, when Johnston was referred to as “one of the most creative contemporary artists in the world.”
Hi, How Are You was created in collaboration by developers Dr. Fun Fun and Smashing Studios. The game is available at an introductory price of $0.99 for a limited time only through Apple’s App Store.

For more information About Daniel Johnston, his original music and artwork, please visit http://www.hihowareyou.com or his fan site www.rejectedunknown.com.

Note:
There is no question mark at the end of Johnston’s famous line, Hi, How Are You. This is his trademark; his greeting to all

Microsoft Officially Announce The Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle And Xbox 306 Wireless Controller Game Pack

Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle and the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack.
The Holiday Value Bundle consists of a Xbox 360 120GB Elite, Lego Batman And Pure. this bundle has a US Estimated Retail Price of $299.
The Wireless Controller Pack consists of a Black Wireless Xbox 360 Controller and Xbox Live Arcade games, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, Lumines Live, Bomberman Live, And Ms Pac-Man. there is also a 48 hour Xbox Live Gold Trial. This Bundle as A Estimated Retail Price of $59.99.



You can click the pictures to see them bigger.

Press Release

Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle and More
Published September 29, 2009
With the holidays just around the corner, Xbox 360® has announced two new offerings to make shopping season a breeze, the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle and the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack. Start building that holiday wish list, or give the gift of games and entertainment to your family, friends or yourself!

When the weather outside is frightful, Xbox 360 offers more value in the box with the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle, including a premium Xbox 360 Elite console and two games the whole family can enjoy – at no added cost. Enjoy making your way through Gotham City by building, driving, swinging, and fighting in Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame featuring the DC Comics superhero, Batman – and his deadly foes! And, perform incredible stunts while jumping from massive peaks in the award-winning and critically acclaimed PURE, a quad-based action sports game from Disney Interactive Studios. Plus, with a 120GB hard drive to download and stream movies, TV shows and Game Add-ons, the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle provides endless entertainment this holiday season. The Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle ships to retailers today and will be available for $299 (U.S. ERP).

The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack* is a perfect gift or stocking stuffer at a great price. This bundle includes a black wireless controller along with four hit Xbox LIVE Arcade games including Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2™, the latest version of the frenetic retro shooter game,Lumines™ Live!, the award-winning music-based puzzle game, Bomberman Live, which allows you to compete with up to eight players online as you battle through exotic arenas, and a downloadable token for Ms. Pac-Man, an arcade classic. You’ll also receive a 48-hour Xbox LIVE Gold Trial to experience everything Xbox LIVE has to offer. Add the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack to your holiday fun, available this November for $59.99 (U.S. ERP).

*Available in countries where LIVE service is sup

EA Price Warhammer Online Age Of Reckoning For Mac's at $19.95 From gametreeonline.com


EA have confirmed the release date for the Mac version of Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning is set for October 28th. EA also have announced that the game can be bought from gametreeonline.com for $19.95, with a 30 day game time included. current subscribers to the game will be able to download the the Mac client for the game for no extra charge.

Press Release

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 29, 2009 Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, today announced that the critically acclaimed MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR), will be released for the Mac® computer platform on October 28, 2009. WAR on Mac will be available to new subscribers via digital download at Gametreeonline.com for $19.95 and includes 30 days of game time. Current subscribers will be able to download the Mac client at no charge for use with existing accounts.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring Warhammer Online and its enthralling Realm vs. Realm combat to the Mac community,” said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. “Come October 28th, the sides of Order and Destruction will be bolsters by a fresh recruit of Mac gamers experiencing for the first time exactly what we mean when we say that ‘WAR is everywhere!’”

The Mac version of WAR is currently being offered for beta testing and allows existing players to download the beta client to their Mac computers and play with their live game accounts. Players who do not have an existing live account, but are interested in playing WAR on the Mac, are able to participate in the beta by downloading a 10-day Mac beta trial. Players who participate in the WAR Mac beta test will receive an exclusive title and trophy reward for their characters within the game.
To download the beta version of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning for Mac or the 10-day beta trial, please visit: www.warhammeronline.com/mac.

Based on the popular tabletop war game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm™ conflict that will provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. Available now for PC and rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, WAR will be available for the Mac on October 28, 2009. For more information about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoningor to download the 10-day free trial, visithttp://www.warhammeronline.com/.

About Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning®
Experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm! Declare your allegiance and join hundreds of thousands of mighty heroes on the battlefields of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, the new MMORPG from Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark Age of Camelot™. Enter a grim fantasy world of perpetual conflict to fight for the Realms of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) or Destruction (Greenskins, Dark Elves, and Chaos). Invade enemy lands, besiege imposing fortresses, and sack sprawling capital cities for the glory of your Realm. Wield devastating magic and deadly weapons, battle monstrous creatures, and join your brothers-in-arms in epic Public Quests™. Climb the Bastion Stair, carry your Guild Banner into battle, and unlock the infinite secrets of the Tome of Knowledge as you travel the world. So sharpen your blade and unleash your inner mutation. The Age of Reckoning has begun and WAR IS EVERYWHERE!

For more information about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, visit: www.warhammeronline.com.

About Electronic Arts
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: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA Mobile TM and POGOTM. 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.
EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, Dark Age of Camelot, Mythic Entertainment, Public Quests, and Realm vs. Realm are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Games Workshop, Warhammer, Warhammer Online, Age of Reckoning, and all associated marks, names, races, race insignia, characters, vehicles, locations, units, illustrations and images from the Warhammer world are either ®, ™ and/or © Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2009. Used under license by Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective licensors.

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

This weeks USA Nintendo WiiWare, Virtual Console, And DSiWare update consists of 5 new games. Altered Beast on Virtual Console, Arkanoid Plus! and Driift Mania on Wiiware. Art Academy Second Semester and Dragon Quest Wars on DSiWare.

Virtual Console
This games costs 1,000 Wii points and is 1-2 players. the game starts when you have been bought back to life. Zeus tasks you with rescuing his daughter, Athena, from the underworld. the game features spirit balls who give your character strength and the ability to transform into a variety of forms.
Altered Beast



WiiWare
This game costs 600 Wii Points and is 1-2 players. arcade mode consists of 61 rounds, divided into left and right versions, with two types of boss characters. there is a VS Mode where you can play against the CPU or a friend. there is a Time Mode, where you do challenges to compete rounds in a time limit.
ARKANOID Plus!



DRiiFT Mania
This game costs 800 Wii points and is 1-8 players. the game is a top down racer with a 12 tracks, 3 Arenas, 4 themed environments, and 32 cars cars. there are also 7 game modes ranging from traditional championships and team races to Cold Potato and Meteorite.




Nintendo DSiWare

Art Academy™: Second Semester
This is 800 DSi Points and is 1 player only. this is a art course which is expanded with a larger set of tools and lessons over the original game.


DRAGON QUEST WARS
This is 500 DSi Points and is for 1-4 Players. this is a Grid based strategy game features many of the monsters from Dragon Quest Wars. you can also battle with foes from across the world using the Nintendo WiFi Connection.


Press Release

Greek mythology, grid-based strategy, high-speed racing, classic arcade action and a hand-held art course - this week's additions to the Wii™ Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi™ Shop deliver a wildly entertaining mix. With new WiiWare™, Nintendo DSiWare™ and Virtual Console™ games debuting each week, Nintendo offers downloadable games to please everyone under the sun, and the list keeps on growing. For Nintendo DSi users looking to grow their own game library, here's a valuable tip-off: Consumers can still receive 1,000 bonus Nintendo DSi Points™ by purchasing a new Nintendo DSi game system and connecting to the Nintendo DSi Shop by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Oct. 5, 2009. For full offer details, please visit DSiOffer.Nintendo.com.

Nintendo DSiWare

Art Academy™: Second Semester
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Art Academy is a portable art course that anyone can enjoy. Art Academy: Second Semester provides new and returning students with a larger set of tools and in-depth lessons designed to encourage the creation of more complex artwork. By gaining an even deeper understanding of colors and techniques used by famous impressionist artists, you will be ready to take on more challenging themes that include moving objects, and vast landscapes with distant objects. The openness of Free Paint mode offers plenty of opportunities to hone your skills and boost your confidence as an artist.

DRAGON QUEST® WARS™
Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Language
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: DRAGON QUEST WARS is a grid-based strategy game featuring all of your favorite quirky DRAGON QUEST monsters. Choose from several modes and get ready for battle. While the rules are simple, strategy is the key to victory. The game features single-player and DS Wireless Play, as well as battles with foes worldwide via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. (Broadband Internet access is required for online play.)

WiiWare

ARKANOID Plus!
Publisher: TAITO
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 600 Wii Points™
Description: ARKANOID Plus! is an updated version of the original arcade blockbuster. Players must destroy colored blocks by guiding an Energy Ball around the screen using a spaceship called a VAUS. The game features a host of new modes and settings that radically alter the experience: Arcade Mode consists of 61 rounds divided into left and right versions, with two types of boss characters appearing in the last round; VS Mode lets players face off against a friend or the CPU; and the unfailingly frantic Time Mode challenges players to clear rounds within a strict time limit. With the subtle differences arising from the choice of "Lives" or "Barrier" rules, plus a plethora of exciting items, you're in for hours and hours of block-busting fun.

DRiiFT Mania
Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment
Players: 1-8
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: DRiiFT Mania is the ultimate top-down multiplayer racing experience. Challenge your friends in fast, exciting races and some totally crazy game modes. You'll need to adapt your driving skills to the different racing environments if you want to succeed.

Virtual Console

Altered Beast™
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Fantasy Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: "Rise from your grave!" When legendary Greek god Zeus brings you back to life with those famous words, you set forth on a mission to rescue his daughter, Athena, from the wicked God of the Underworld, Neff. To survive the gauntlet of mythological foes, you must hunt down the three-headed wolves that inhabit each stage and collect the Spirit Balls that they release. The Spirit Balls increase your strength and allow you to transform into a variety of forms, including a Werewolf, Weredragon, Werebear, Weretiger and the ultimate form, the Golden Werewolf. Each creature possesses powerful attacks to help bring an end to Neff's scheme.

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.

Sega Has Released The Boxart For Super Monkey Ball Sept & Roll On The Nintendo Wii

Sega has released the boxart for Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll. you can click on it to see it bigger.




Boxart For The UK Nintendo DS And Nintendo Wii Versions Of Jambo! Safari

Sega has released the UK boxart for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS versions Of Jambo! Safari. you can click on the pictures to see them bigger.




EA Announces That A Demo For Need For Speed Shift Will Be Available On October 1st For Playstation 3 And Xbox 360


EA Has Announced that a demo for Need For Speed Shift will be available on October 1st to download for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. there are 4 playable cars, BMW M3 (E46), 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10, 2006 Lotus Elise 111R, 2008 Nissan GT-R. there is also a unlockable 5th car, a 2006 Pagani Zonda F. you can race these cars on either the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps or the London River street track.

Press Release

GUILDFORD, UK – September 29, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the console demo of the highly rated Need for Speed SHIFT will be available for download on October 1 on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE. The demo gives players a chance to see for themselves just how SHIFT delivers on the Need for Speed promise of speed, adrenaline and precision racing. Need for Speed SHIFT has been commended by AOL GameDaily as “one of 2009's best racing games” and as “outstanding” by IGN.

Players will sample this year’s most intense authentic racing game by pushing one of four cars to its limits on the world-famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and the tight city circuit of London River. Players that dominate each track and collect enough stars will also unlock the ultimate racing machine; the Pagani Zonda F.

Jump into the cockpit of one of these five cars and find out how Need for Speed SHIFT combines real-world physics with perception based G-forces to deliver a supercharged on-the-track experience.

1. BMW M3 (E46)
2. 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10
3. 2006 Lotus Elise 111R
4. 2008 Nissan GT-R
5. 2006 Pagani Zonda F (unlockable)

The PC demo is currently available for download atwww.needforspeed.com.

The game introduces a brutal first-person crash dynamic that creates an unparalleled immersive experience. The signature cockpit view delivers a true driver’s experience. Need for Speed SHIFT further personalizes the experience through the all-new driver profile -- a unique persona based on the driving skill and style of each player.Need for Speed SHIFT is the most realistic and intensive authentic racing game ever.

With a perfect score from GameSpy.com and G4TV.com, and 90+ scores from IGN.com, Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Team Xbox.com, Game Daily.com, Gametrailers.com and more, Need for Speed SHIFT is the highest rated Need for Speed game in years.

Need for Speed SHIFT is now available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PC, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, mobile and coming soon on the iPhone™. More information can be found atwww.needforspeed.com or follow us on Twitter at NeedforSpeed.

About Electronic Arts
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 SPORTSTM, EATM, EA Mobile TM and POGOTM. 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 www.eagames.co.uk/press

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO and Need for Speed are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. The names, designs, and logos of all products are the property of their respective owners and used by permission. Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation" and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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 The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/15Ryus

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/15Ryut

  • PS3: Little Big Planet is getting Watchmen Costumes DLC. Dr. Manhattan is not included. http://ow.ly/rorh

  • It Appears that the Street Fighter IV News is that the game is getting a new fighter who is set to be revealed on tuesday http://ow.ly/rosS

  • In Assassins Creed II, you take control of Ezio at various points in his life, baby - 45 year old. http://ow.ly/rotK

  • UK Game Charts, Halo 3 ODST, Professor Layton And Pandora’s Box, Need For Speed Shift, Guitar Hero 5, Wii Sports Resort http://ow.ly/rouj

  • Artwork suggests a successor to the Daytona series is in the works for Arcades. could come to PS3/360. http://ow.ly/rouZ

  • The Secret Final Fantasy XIII Trailer from the Premier Party has been publicly released now. possible spoilers Warning! http://ow.ly/rovA

  • PSP: PixleJunk Monsters Deluxe is coming out this Thursday on the EU PSN. no price was given. http://ow.ly/rowm

  • 360: Microsoft say that Halo 3 ODST Disc read errors are”not widespread” and effects a ” very small number of people” http://ow.ly/rpDh

  • PSPgo: Reviews are starting to come in for the PSPgo. Engadget here http://ow.ly/rpP5 , IGN here http://ow.ly/rpPp

  • Infinity Ward have tweeted that they have no plans for a Modern Warfare 2 Demo before the games launch. http://ow.ly/rpQm

  • 360: Bungie have said that Halo 3 ODST has connections to the upcoming Halo Reach, For example the Buck Character. http://ow.ly/rpR8

  • 360: Ninety-Nine Nights II is being reported as having online Co-Op. http://ow.ly/rpRJ

  • PS3: Footage has been leaked of the God Of War Collection. http://ow.ly/rpUP

  • its rumoured that Sqaure Enix in Japan, will be cutting 200 - 300 Jobs. http://ow.ly/rr8s

  • PC: EU Aion Servers are apparently so full that players are not able to even queue to join a game. http://ow.ly/rr9u

  • A Shadow Of The Colossus movie is in the works and Fumito Ueda will have some involvement. http://ow.ly/rrc6

  • PSP: Fieldrunners will have enhanced graphics, music, and new content (over iPhone version). should cost 5 Euros. http://ow.ly/rrd1

  • PSPgo: the PSPgo has been taken apart. appears to have no metal framework inside. http://ow.ly/rre5

  • PSPgo: 2 more PSPgo reviews. Joystiq http://ow.ly/rt4V and Kotaku http://ow.ly/rt5d

  • QTE Blog: Sega Has Released A New Trailer For Mario And Sonic At The Winter Olympic Games On The Nintendo Wii http://ow.ly/15RC1f

  • 4Kids announce they have obtained the rights for Mini Ninja’s. no word if movie or cartoon is coming. http://ow.ly/rt6g

  • PC: The Season 3 Of Star Trek The Original Series On BluRay has a bonus costume for Star Trek online. http://ow.ly/rv5V

  • PS3: It appears that many White controller issues that emerged with Firmware 3.0 were caused by counterfeit controllers http://ow.ly/rv8B

  • Marvellous entertainment said that they didn’t have enough money to attend this years Tokyo Game Show. http://ow.ly/rv8X

  • PS3: Gran Turismo 6 will be made faster than Gran Turismo 5. some things in GT5 maybe left undone for GT6 or PSP game http://ow.ly/rvam

  • QTE Blog: Pictures from Microsoft’s Seattle launch For Halo 3 ODST http://ow.ly/15REmm

  • QTE Blog: EA Sports And British Band The Enemy Team Up To Offer “Be Somebody” For 50p http://ow.ly/15REXh

  • QTE Blog: EA Announces Return to Britannia Campaign To Celebrate Ultima Online’s 12th Anniversary http://ow.ly/15REXi

  • QTE Blog: Majesco Announce That Bananagrams Is Available On The iTunes App Store For $4.99 / £2.99 http://ow.ly/15REXj





Monday, September 28, 2009

Majesco Announce That Bananagrams Is Available On The iTunes App Store For $4.99 / £2.99

Majesco have announced that bananagrams, the popular Facebook game, is now available on the iTunes App Store for $4.99 in N. America and £2.99 in the UK.

the object of the game is to take a batch of word tiles and try to create as many words as possible before you run out of word tiles. what makes the game unique is that both players play simultaneously and create interconnected words. The iPhone/iPod Touch version has a Live mode where you can have up to 24 friends playing head to head or compete for best individual times.

Majesco Also announce that the facebook version enables players to compete with other players from around the world in multiplayer matches.


bananagrams


Press Release

EDISON, N.J., September 28, 2009 -Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced that the popular anagram game, Bananagrams, is now available on iPhone and iPod touch. Developed by Large Animal Games, Bananagrams ignores all the rules of traditional board games in favor of an every-player-for-themselves approach that delivers lightning-fast puzzle play guaranteed to get the mind moving and drive players "bananas."

"Majesco is very excited to be developing games for cutting edge mobile platforms like iPhone and iPod touch," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco. "Bananagrams' fast-paced style of multiplayer puzzle gameplay is perfectly suited to take full advantage of the capabilities offered by these powerful portable devices."

The object of Bananagrams is to create as many words as quickly as possible from an initial batch of selected tiles. Unlike other turn-based games, Bananagrams has players simultaneously playing to form interconnected words. Once the tile pile is depleted, the player who is able to use all of his or her tiles first wins. The innovative Multi-Touch user interface of iPhone and iPod touch allows players to drag and drop groups of letters and even entire words at a time with lightning-quick speed and precision. Multiplayer matches are supported using the devices' network capabilities.

In "Live" players can challenge up to 24 friends in head-to-head, real-time games or they can compete for best individual times with up to 24 players in the Multiplayer Banana Café. Players can also compete against other players in multiplayer matches on the recently introduced Bananagrams application for Facebook Platform. In addition, players can test their skills in two single-player game modes - Banana Solitaire and Single Player Banana Café. Players can also earn tokens and trophies for achieving gameplay goals and spend their earned game credits on upgrades such as different tile sets, board designs or Special Items.

Bananagrams is available for $4.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or atwww.itunes.com/appstore/. For additional information about Majesco's exciting line of products, please visit: http://www.majescoentertainment.com/.

About Bananagrams
Bananagrams®, named Toy Fair 2009's "Game of the Year'," is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from seven - 97-years-old at home or on the go. Created by a word game-obsessed family of three generations, Bananagrams is a labor of love that that has quickly become an international phenomenon. Bananagrams is available online as a free Facebook Application and for iPhone and iPod touch. Bananagrams recently launched in Spanish and French as well as in a larger version - Double Bananagrams - for 16+ players - the big banana for the larger bunch!

About Large Animal Games
Large Animal Games is an independent developer and publisher of games for a broad range of players. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in New York City, Large Animal has developed over 75 games for a variety of platforms, including award-winning casual titles such asSnapshot Adventures: Secret of Bird IslandTM and RocketbowlTM, as well as social network games like Bumper StarsTM and Lucky Strike LanesTM. Their TogaTM platform enables social games like BananagramsTM to deeply integrate with and combine audiences across multiple social networks. More information about Large Animal can be found online athttp://www.largeanimal.com/

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.


EA Announces Return to Britannia Campaign To Celebrate Ultima Online's 12th Anniversary

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EA has announced, that in celebration of Ultima Online's 12th anniversary, the start of the Return To Britannia Campaign. All former players of the game are welcomed back to Ultima Online for unlimited free game play through to October 16th. closed accounts, in good standing, have been re-activated meaning users can use their original usernames and passwords to log in.
During the campaign Mondain’s Legacy will also be playable, enabling players to play as the Elven race and explore new dungeons that the 7th expansion bought to the game.

Press Release

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 28, 2009 Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, today announced the Return to Britannia Campaign in celebration of the 12-year anniversary of Ultima Online™ (UO). As part of the Return to Britannia Campaign, all former players are being welcomed back to UO, one of the longest-running MMORPGs in history, for unlimited free game play through October 16th. Closed accounts in good standing have been re-activated, and former players can log back into the game using their original user name and passwords.

New content available to returning players through the Return to Britannia Campaign includes Mondain’s Legacy, the 7th UO expansion which introduced the playable Elven race and dangerous, new dungeons to explore. Mondain’s Legacy was made available at no charge in August 2009 to existing subscribers and to new players as part of the Ultima Online 14-day free trial.

“We’re hoping that, as part of the Return to Britannia Campaign, former players will once again rediscover the joys of Ultima Online,” said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer for Mythic Entertainment. “UO was the first love of many MMORPG players, and it still holds a special place in their hearts after 12 glorious years. I think returning players will be pleasantly surprised to find a thriving and vibrant community from around the world ready to welcome back their former compatriots and include them in their ongoing adventures.”

Players returning to Ultima Online through the Return to Britannia Campaign can download and install the UO client for free at: http://www.uoherald.com/trial/. Players who no longer have access to their Ultima Online username and password can retrieve their account information at: http://support.ea.com.

Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss, the 8th expansion was released earlier this month and revolves around the introduction of the playable Gargoyle race. Players will also find expansive new areas to explore, including Ter Mur, the Gargoyle homeland, and the Stygian Abyss – the largest dungeon area ever introduced to Ultima Online. This sprawling dungeon contains new boss monsters of unparalleled difficulty, including the Medusa, Primeval Lich and the Stygian Dragon, as well as Player vs. Player zones where adventurers are turned against one another. Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss is now available at UOGamesCodes.com and the EA STORE for $29.99.

To learn more about Ultima Online, visit: www.uo.com.

About Ultima Online
Released in September 1997, Ultima Online is one of the longest-running games in MMORPG history. The first widely successful graphical online role-playing game, Ultima Online has thrived for over a decade, with armies of devoted followers around the world. Fans of the game continue to experience an epic storyline set in an ever-growing world of magic and fantasy. Ultima Online has spawned eight expansions and dozens of content updates, making it one of the deepest, largest MMORPGs ever created.

About Electronic Arts
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 SPORTS™, EA™, 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.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, Ultima, Ultima Online, Stygian Abyss, Mythic Entertainment and EA Store are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

EA Sports And British Band The Enemy Team Up To Offer "Be Somebody" For 50p

EA Sports has teamed up with Britsh band The Enemy. the team up for the bands newest single "Be Somebody" means that fans can buy the single for 50p from (http://www.7digital.com/artists/the-enemy/be-somebody).
the video for the song was filmed at the Rich Arena, home ground for Coventry Football Club, and the band were also playing FIFA 10.


FIFA 10 - The Enemy


Press Release

EA SPORTS and The Enemy have teamed-up as the band look to secure their fifth top twenty single with the release of their third single, and UK hero track for FIFA 10, 'Be Somebody' from the platinum selling album, Music For The People.

The video for the single was shot on the band's home soil at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry with Tom, Andy and Liam captured locking horns in some highly charged games of FIFA 10. The boys describe the video as the best one yet.

FIFA fans can download the single for only 50p here (http://www.7digital.com/artists/the-enemy/be-somebody) and watch the official video for the single on their website now http://www.theenemy.com/video,be-somebody_23.htm?eml=wb/enemy/fifa).

Following a hectic summer in which they've played a prestigious headline date at Somerset House, a full stadium tour with Oasis, the V Festival and T4 on the Beach, The Enemy's November headline tour will be the last chance for fans to catch the band in action for a while as they push forwards with work on their third album. For a full list of dates and where to purchase tickets visit the site here.http://www.theenemy.com/gigs.htm?eml=wb/enemy/fifa

Pictures from Microsoft's Seattle launch For Halo 3 ODST

Microsoft have released pictures from their Halo 3 ODST Launch event they had in Seattle.

Seattle



Sega Has Released A New Trailer For Mario And Sonic At The Winter Olympic Games On The Nintendo Wii

Sega has released a new trailer for the upcoming Mario And Sonic At The Winter Olympic Games. the trailer shows some of the different games modes in the game like slalom skiing and some Skiing racing. the racing shows what appears to be tracks from Mario kart redone in the game and covered in Snow.
One of the new events in the game, that is not apart of the Winter Olympics, is a snowball fight which can be played 4 player splitscreen.





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

Here is today's Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays news.
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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/15RgtZ

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/15Rgu0

  • Droplitz is on sale. PSN price is now $4.99. $0.99 on iPhone. XBLA And Steam Prices are the same. Facebook one out now http://ow.ly/raVD

  • PS3: Sony's motion controller is called Wand Controller for now. several names are going through Sony. http://ow.ly/raX9

  • PS3: Its rumoured Sony is working on a "Nunchuck" peripheral for the motion controller. DualShock 3 appears to work as one http://ow.ly/raXM

  • 360: Bungie is looking into Halo 3 ODST disc read errors, asks players to send them a private forum message. http://ow.ly/raZf

  • PS3: Little Big Planet DLC, The Mythology Pack is free to American Users. USA Water Beta E:mails start next week. http://ow.ly/rb26

  • PS3: Uncharted DLC Content for Little Big Planet being possibly coming. http://ow.ly/rb2i

  • 360: Splinter Cell Conviction mulitplayer mode is to be announced/detailed very shortly. http://ow.ly/rb2L

  • Fumito Ueda has said that he didn't want ICO/Shadow Of The Colossus on PS3/PSP, but has changed his mind. http://ow.ly/rb4d

  • PS3: Sony is going to clamp down on Warhawk cheaters, wiping stats and banning planers. http://ow.ly/rb4m

  • PSP: the current announced 11 PSP Minis games are listed in the link. 4 yet to be announced. http://ow.ly/rb4w

  • PS3: Some Uncharted 2 DLC has been confirmed as multiplayer maps. http://ow.ly/rb4F

  • Wii: The Pokemon Company have announced that they are working on a Wii game and it should be announced soon. http://ow.ly/rb5j

  • PC: Sony Online Entertainment have sent out surveys to PlanetSide subscribers saying a new PlanetSide game is coming http://ow.ly/rb5D

  • PC: Star Trek Online PreOrders at GameStop have launch at February 2nd. Amazon.com has March 31st. Collectors Edition also http://ow.ly/rb6j

  • PSP: Sony has announced that there are no plans to extend the Sony PSP Rewards program to the USA. http://ow.ly/rbS1

  • PS3: A New Fist Of The North Star game is being teased by Koei Temco. a reveal should be on October 14th. http://ow.ly/rbSA

  • QTE Blog: New Screenshots And Trailer For Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce On The Playstation 3 And Xbox 360 http://ow.ly/15Ri2r

  • The Link has a 7 minute Final Fantasy XIII Gameplay Video which focuses on the character Snow http://ow.ly/rbV0

  • The Link has a 7 minute Final Fantasy XIII Gameplay Video which focuses on the character Lightning http://ow.ly/rbVg

  • DSi: a Gamepay Trailer for the Level 5 / Studio Ghibli game has been released. it's in Japanese. http://ow.ly/rbVV

  • Capcom have not chosen a producer for Resident Evil 6. there are now no plans for Resident Evil 5 on the Wii. http://ow.ly/rcIE

  • Tokyo Game Show had 27,434 people through the doors on day 1, day 2 saw 24,605. both are up on last years figures. http://ow.ly/rcIV

  • Sega's Alpha Protocol Game is rumoured to have been delayed until summer 2010 after GameStop and Amazon.ca list it as June http://ow.ly/rdsS

  • PSPgo: Sony say that at launch, there will be 16k pieces of Digital content on PSN, 225 are games. PSN game Cards coming http://ow.ly/rdtH

  • 360: SkyTV is rumoured to be coming to the 360 in Mid October. http://ow.ly/rgDp

  • PS3: A List of features of Gran Turismo 5 was revealed at the Tokyo Game Show. 950+ Cars, 20 locations, new physics + more http://ow.ly/rgDS

  • PS3: Need For Speed Shift has sold more on the PS3 than the Xbox 360 version. http://ow.ly/rgEe

  • PSP: a list of all 50 PSP Mini's has been created. not all of the games have a release date yet. http://ow.ly/rgEF

  • PS3: A Reebok promotion is offering the Madden 10 AFL Legacy DLC for free for USA residents. http://ow.ly/rgFF

  • 360: Cave announce that Mushihime-sama Futari will be region free. if demand is high, future games could be localised http://ow.ly/rhk9

  • QTE Blog: New Screenshots And Trailer For Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll On The Nintendo Wii http://ow.ly/15Rq59

  • 360: A Blogger with the 360 version of Need For Speed Shift found a bug where the game tries to connect to the PSN http://ow.ly/rhTC

  • PS3: EU PSN update on Thursday set to be huge. dynamic themes, turtles in time, lots of PSP content, ready for PSPgo. http://ow.ly/rhUn

  • New Street Fighter IV news could come Monday. Picture found showing T Hawk and possibly Super Street Fighter IV http://ow.ly/rj2c

  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week? http://ow.ly/15RrU8

  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week http://ow.ly/15Rsw5






Sunday, September 27, 2009

QTE Tweets Of The Week

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

10 PS3: Little Big Planet DLC, The Mythology Pack is free to American Users. USA Water Beta E:mails start next week. http://ow.ly/rb26

9 PS3: PS1 Game Final Fantasy VIII Has been released on the Japanese PSN. no word on its release else where. http://ow.ly/qQXA

8 360: Splinter Cell Conviction is set for A February 23rd 2010 release. http://ow.ly/qMDS

7 QTE Blog: New Screenshots For Alan Wake And A Fact Sheet For The Game http://ow.ly/15QVZv

6 PS3: leak from Sega hints, motion controller is out in Japan in March, Spring in Europe. PS2 emulation + DreamCast games http://ow.ly/qto6

5 PC: Star Trek Online PreOrders at GameStop have launch at February 2nd. Amazon.com has March 31st. Collectors Edition also http://ow.ly/rb6j

4 360: There's a mandatory update today. there are no features added, it's preparation for facebook/twitter/last fm update http://ow.ly/qELM

3 PS3: A Possible Boxart For The Japanese Version of Final Fantasy XIII Has been spotted next to the Limited FF XIII PS3 http://ow.ly/qXas

2 PS3: European MAG Beta codes appear to now being sent out. http://ow.ly/qnNr

1 it is rumoured that Microsoft is looking to take over EA. EA Shares have risen 8% already on the speculation. http://ow.ly/qJXl



What Have You Played This Week?

I tried to play more this week, but with the Tokyo Game Show I didn't get as much done as I had hoped.

Football Manager 09PC – Still going strong. I've been playing as San Marino, the club not the nation though they both do share the same name, location and stadium. It's interesting as I don't really try out the Italian leagues much.

Dead SpacePS3 – I do like the story of this game, but i'm not a fan of the shooting. It all feels slow and cumbersome. Also the camera really gets in the way in some situations. It doesn't help that the game on medium is still fairly difficult. I'm finding it hard to work through this game. I can see what all the fuss is about, i'm just starting to think that this game just isn't for me.

Fat Princess – PS3 – no issues connecting to a game, but several games have come up with the snail logo. I'm also finding that several games i've played are less than half full. I'm more of a fan of the games when all the times are full, I feel that the game has a better balance than when there's only a few players.

Shatter – PS3 – Mainly been playing the Bonus stages, trying to get the trophy for scoring 10 million. Not made it yet, i'm around 9.3 million at the moment. Not really had time to play the game indepth.

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