Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Killzone 2 has outsold Halo Wars

I head on the 1up podcast, listen up [1], that Halo Wars had been outsold by Killzone 2.
this surprised me so i had a quick look at sales figures for both games.

Killzone 2 has sold around 1.57 Million units [2]
Halo Wars has sold around 1.18 Million [3]

Guess they were right, Halo Wars May have outsold Killzone 2 in America during it's First week, but for the rest of the world, Killzone 2 has outsold it. Subsequent week sales for Halo Wars have all been less than Killzone 2


New Zero Punctuation: Valkyria Chronicles

Even though this is a old game, it is one of the PS3's most constant sellers across the world. and now, Zero Punctuation got it's hands on it.
a great quote has to be "he was so dense his gravitational pull sucked every passive bullet right into his face" ... Classic

[Update] PS3 - Zen Pinball UK Release Confirmed for Tomorrow. There Will Be A Demo Also.

[Update, now have a price for the game]

Zen Studios have just confirmed that the UK will get Zen Pinball Tomorrow and it's Demo. it will cost £6.29

"The title will be released in the UK tomorrow, and there will be a free demo from day one.
" is 6,29GBP"

Here's a trailer for the game so you can see what it looks like.

Majesco Announces Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is out now on PC, 360, Wii, and DS. - Press Release.

Majesco Entertainment Brings The Twentieth Century Fox Feature Film To Life Today!

EDISON, N.J., May 13, 2009 - Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox L&M), today announced that Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian for Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows PC and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is now available at retail outlets nationwide. Developed by Amaze Entertainment, Pipeworks and Fizz Factor, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian follows the storyline of Twentieth Century Fox's highly anticipated theatrical release of the same name. Debuting in theaters May 22nd and featuring the voice and likeness of the film's star, Ben Stiller, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian brings the movie experience directly into the home with all of the excitement and humor from the feature film. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is now available in stores for the suggested retail price of $39.99 on Wii and Xbox 360, $29.99 on Nintendo DS and $19.99 on Windows PC.

In Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, players assume the role of Ben Stiller's character, Larry Daley, former night guard of New York's Museum of Natural History. Larry must rescue Jedediah and his other friends from Akhmenrah's brother who captured them while stealing a powerful Magic Tablet that can raise the Army of Horus to take over the world.

Daley is well aware of the havoc that history's most notorious figures can wreak when the sun goes down and the museum exhibits come alive. He races to DC to help his friends in the Smithsonian. Using Larry's trusty keychain and flashlight, players must solve puzzles and adventure through 14 levels including the Federal Archives, the National Air and Space Museum and the Lincoln Memorial. Gamers can travel in style on the back of a T-Rex skeleton, within the Lunar Lander and in the cockpit of Amelia Earhart's Pitcairn Autogyro. Along the way, players must find pieces of the Magic Tablet and collect other items to unlock mini-games, new areas and bonus content from the Smithsonian including trivia questions, in-game audio tours and factoids.

Features Specific to the DS:

Nintendo DS owners can also experience the spirit and humor of the movie in an entertaining side-scrolling adventure. Players use the Touch Screen to manage magic tablet pieces that change Larry's abilities in real-time. Cling to walls, super jump, fly, shrink, charge and stomp your way through the Smithsonian while using Larry's flashlight and keychain to navigate exhibits.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is rated E10+ on Xbox 360, Wii and Windows PC and rated E for Everyone on Nintendo DS. The game is in stores now. For additional information on the game and to watch the trailer, please visit the official site at:

About Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Feature Film

Get ready for a story so epic it could only unfold in the corridors of the world's largest museum- the Smithsonian Institution. Museum guard-turned entrepreneur Larry Daley discovers that his favorite exhibits, and some of his best friends, from New York's Natural History Museum are being shipped off to the archives at the Smithsonian. Larry gets a distress call from the miniature cowboy, Jedediah, reporting that Egyptian ruler Kahmunrah and a trio of heinous henchmen - namely Ivan the Terrible, Napoleon and Al Capone - are plotting to take over the museum, then the world. Speeding to the nation's capitol, Larry is clearly in over his head. But with some impressive new pals, including the irrepressible Amelia Earhart, along with familiar friends Teddy Roosevelt and Octavius, Larry will stop at nothing to restore the Smithsonian before dawn.

About Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising

A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

About Majesco Entertainment Company

Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on 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

PS3 - Zen Pinball UK Release Confirmed for Tomorrow. There Will Be A Demo Also.

Zen Studios have just confirmed that the UK will get Zen Pinball Tomorrow and it's Demo.

"The title will be released in the UK tomorrow, and there will be a free demo from day one.

Here's a trailer for the game so you can see what it looks like.

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • PS3: 2 new bundles could be coming to EU. one is a inFamous+80gb the other Ratchet & Clank Quest for booty+80gb

  • Wii: Red Steel 2 will Only work with the Wii Motion Plus. director admits it's a huge rick, but game needs it.

  • PS3: Pain is getting a Blu-Ray release in June. will have 3 environments, 15 characters and 2 new game modes.

  • PS3: Motorstorm 2 has a new game update out now. Brings 40 Micro badges, fixes to sugar rush track and more.

  • DSi:Pokemon Gold/Silver details emerge. 11th Sept Japan release. Johto Map (Kanto Hinted), Skateboard, more Wifi.

  • QTE Blog: Two New Jullian Michaels Fitness Video Games Announced By Majesco and Interactive - Majesco P..

  • PS3: The next Killzone 2 DLC will be "best looking thing we have ever made" according to Guerrilla.

  • Trinigy and Nitro games announce Cutthroat for PS3, 360 and PC. no more news on the game at present.

  • PS3: A Demo Of Zen Pinball will be available alongside the Full Release. its out on USA PSn May 14th for $9.99.

  • PS3: Cohort Studio's re-launches with new website. bringing new UEFA game, and a string of other PS3 titles.

  • PS3: its rumored that Sony will be showing a hardware redesign other than the PSP Go. it could be many things tho

  • PS3: More information up on Capys new game. they announce its Critter Crunch. video and picture at the link.

  • Modern Warfare 2 Information leaks from Game Informer. No story Co-Op, game runs at 60fps, longer single player.

  • 360: The Wall Street Journal has said that Microsoft is developing a new camera that detects body movement.

  • PS3: Despite a White Dual Shock 3 being sold, SCEA say they have no plans to release a White Dual Shock in USA.

  • DSi: Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver trademarks for America have been registered. release could be close to Japan.

  • 360: Castle Crashers exceeds 900,000 players on it's leaderboards. has competition to users to guess 1 millionth.

  • PS3: Expect new Heavy Rain information on May 22nd. it is the last game from a event in April still embargoed.