Wednesday, July 1, 2009

EA Is Looking At Supporting FIFA 10 Throughout The Football Season

I Asked EA if we can expect FIFA 10 to be supported throughout the Football Season after the apparent success of the DLC that FIFA 09 received. they replied that "we will be looking at ways to continue the life of FIFA 10 throughout the football season".

They couldn't talk specifics, but it would appear that we can to see some sort of DLC for FIFA 10 during the season.

New Zero Punctuation - The Sims 3

This week, Zero Punctuation is reviewing the Sims 3. his conclusion is that all women are evil.

Majesco - Cake Mania 3, For The DS, Box Art Revealed, Fact Sheet and Press Release

Majesco has revealed the box art for their upcoming DS game called Cake Mania 3.
The Fact Sheet reveals that there are 84 levels of baking, 6 different environments, and alot of customisation options. Trophies and mini games can be unlocked through out the game.

Fact Sheet

As Jill Evans nervously prepares for her big wedding day, disaster strikes when a mysterious ‘timebender’ crashes to the floor. As her friends and family rush to pick up the shattered pieces, her loved ones suddenly vanish. Now, in order to rescue them and get back before the ceremony begins, Jill must travel through time and work her cake-making magic on everyone she meets in this all-new adventure based on the best-selling PC title from Sandlot Games.


The third addition in the award-winning online PC Cake Mania franchise from Sandlot Games that has been downloaded 100 million times worldwide and sold more than 650,000 units worldwide across DS and Wii

Master 84 new levels of cake-baking craziness!

Travel to 6 different bakery environments including the Jurassic Period, Medieval England and the Future. Each environment has its own unique cake styles.

Customize Jill’s bakeries with 50 unique kitchen upgrades: Ovens, Shoes, Frosters, Display Stands, Microwaves, TVs, Toppers and Frosterators. New upgrades include the Fridge and Hot Drink Machine!

For the first time in the series, players can change Jill’s outfits throughout the game

Serve 30 new demanding customers, from Medieval Wizards to Ancient Egyptian Mummies

Unlock three different mini games, including Servo-Rama, Cakey-Makey and Match Cakes

Receive trophies for completing specific tasks and follow your accomplishments in the Trophy Room

Press Release

Edison, New Jersey – July 1st, 2009 – Majesco Entertainment Company (NADAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, and Sandlot Games Corporation, creator of the Cake Mania franchise and the world’s leading developer and publisher of casual games, today announced Cake Mania 3 for Nintendo DS™. Based on Sandlot Games’ award-winning online PC franchise that has been downloaded more than 100 million times, Cake Mania 3 features all-new bakeries, bakery upgrades, kitchen customization, customers and mini-games.

“We are excited to continue building on the success of the Cake Mania franchise on Nintendo DS™,” said Daniel Bernstein, Founder and CEO of Sandlot Games. “Millions of Cake Mania fans will be thrilled to play the latest and most ambitious installment in Jill’s cake-baking adventures.”

“Sandlot Games’ Cake Mania franchise is beloved by casual gamers of all ages and Cake Mania 3 delivers the frantic gameplay fans expect, but topped off with many new features,” said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations for Majesco. “With worldwide sales of more than 650,000 units, the Cake Mania franchise remains a strong property for us that we will continue to leverage with this third release.”

Cake Mania 3 boasts new features that will attract everyone from loyal fans to first time players. More than 80 new levels, 30 new customers and 6 beautiful time-spanning environments test Jill’s speed and efficiency. Gamers will meet the challenge of spell-casting Egyptian Pharaohs, Dinosaurs with dangerous appetites, and impatient Medieval English princes with a myriad of exciting new kitchen upgrades. In addition, players can unlock three new mini games, and for the first time in the series, change Jill’s outfits throughout the game. So no matter the era, she’ll never be out of style!

Developed by Digital Embryo in partnership with Sandlot Games, Cake Mania 3 on Nintendo DS™ is expected to release early fall. To find out more about Majesco’s exciting lineup of games, visit

About Sandlot Games
Sandlot Games Corporation, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, is the world's premier developer and publisher of casual and family-friendly games. It boasts a captivating portfolio of popular game titles and franchises including Cake Mania®, Super Granny®, Snail Mail®, Tradewinds® and Westward®. Sandlot Games reaches millions of game players worldwide through a variety of distribution channels including online, PCs, mobile phones and videogame consoles. Since 2002, over 200 million games have been downloaded by its loyal fan base. For more information about Sandlot Games, visit or twitter us at @SandlotGames.

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 @Majesco is on twitter or at

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2K Sports -NBA 2K10 Anniversary Edition Announced - Press Release

2K Sports have announced a anniversary edition version of NBA 2K10. It's in celebration of 10 years of the franchise and 2 million units sold of NBA 2K9.
This is planned for N.America on both the PS3 and 360. there will only be 30,000 made, each numbered for authenticity.
The Anniversary Edition comes with the game, NBA 2K10 Game Locker, 3" Figureine of Kobe Bryant, Kobe Bryant Poster, Commemorative DVD, and access to the Gold Room VIP Lobby.

Press Release

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Jul 01, 2009 To celebrate 10 years of the popular NBA 2K franchise, and the milestone of having sold two million units of NBA® 2K9 worldwide, 2K Sports today announced that the NBA® 2K10: Anniversary Edition is planned for release in North America this fall for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. NBA 2K10: Anniversary Edition will come packaged in a specially designed 2K Sports locker configured for game storage, and include exclusive items featuring 2009 NBA Finals MVP, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, along with a special commemorative video looking back on 10 years of theNBA 2K franchise and its past cover athletes.

As part of a limited edition offering of only 30,000 copies, each NBA 2K10: Anniversary Edition will be individually numbered for authenticity. Fans can now preorder their copy online and at local retail outlets across the country. Ten lucky fans will have the rare opportunity to find an autographed Kobe Bryant fine-art print, designed by Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One, which will be hidden and randomly packaged among the different lockers. Gamers with Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network and PlayStation®Network membership will also be able to enjoy special privileges for NBA 2K10: Anniversary Edition, including exclusive access to an online lobby - the Gold Room - where celebrities and other VIP members will go to play, and only players with the Anniversary Edition will be allowed to enter.

NBA 2K10: Anniversary Edition will include:

  • NBA 2K10 video game

  • 2K Sports’ NBA 2K10 game locker

  • 3” Figurine of Kobe Bryant by McFarlane Toys

  • 16” x 36” Kobe Bryant poster

  • Commemorative NBA 2K 10th anniversary DVD

  • Access to the Gold Room, the NBA 2K10 VIP online lobby (accessible only with Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation®Network membership)

NBA 2K is the premier basketball video game franchise for serious players, deeply rooted in rich and pure authenticity that real hoop heads get, which is why we’ve been the favorite NBA simulation for so long,” said Greg Thomas, senior vice president of sports development for 2K. “We’ve always been very proud of how we engage our fans on a community level, and NBA 2K10: Anniversary Edition is our way of giving back to all those that have supported us along the way.”

Coming this fall, NBA 2K10 is expected to deliver the most realistic, stylistic, and feature-rich simulation experience ever available in the NBA 2K franchise – from gameplay to graphics, presentation and online features. Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K10 is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Wii™ system from Nintendo, and Windows PC.NBA 2K10: Anniversary Edition will be available for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3. For more information, please visit

2K Sports is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. Take-Two also distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at

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THQ - JAKKS Pacific Gives Notice to Extend WWE Videogame License; THQ Disputes Notice - Press Release

Jakk Pacific has a partnership with THQ over the WWE license. Jakk have taken up an option to extend this license from December 31st 2009 for another 5 years.
THQ, however, have not decided yet if they are going to extend their WWE License and have started court proceedings against Jakk Pacific to stop this move.

Press Release

MALIBU, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jul 01, 2009 JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) announced that it has notified World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (“WWE”) that the joint venture between THQ and JAKKS intended to exercise its option to renew the WWE videogame license, which would otherwise expire on December 31, 2009, for an additional five (5) year term ending December 31, 2014. Separately, THQ commenced a lawsuit in California Superior Court, Los Angeles County, claiming it was not ready to make a decision with respect to renewal of the WWE videogame license, and seeking a declaratory judgment that (i) JAKKS was not authorized under the parties’ joint venture agreement to unilaterally issue a renewal notice to WWE, (ii) THQ has no obligation to consent to a renewal of the WWE license, and (iii) the restrictive covenant in the joint venture agreement prohibiting THQ from publishing any videogames based on wrestling during the term of the joint venture agreement (expiring one year after termination of the WWE license) is unenforceable under California law. JAKKS and THQ have also initiated arbitration proceedings relating to these issues.

About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) is a leading designer and marketer of toys and consumer products, with a wide range of products that feature some of the most popular children’s toy licenses in the world. JAKKS’ diverse portfolio includes Action Figures, Art Activity Kits, Stationery, Writing Instruments, Performance Kites, Water Toys, Sports Activity Toys, Vehicles, Infant/Pre-School, Plush, Construction Toys, Electronics, Dolls, Dress-Up, Role Play, and Pet Toys and Accessories, sold under various proprietary brands including JAKKS Pacific®, Play Along®, Flying Colors®, Creative Designs International™, Road Champs®, Child Guidance®, Pentech®, Funnoodle®, Go Fly a Kite®, Color Workshop®, JAKKS Pets™, EyeClops®, Plug It In & Play TV Games™, Girl Gourmet™, Kids Only®, Tollytots® and Disguise. JAKKS is an award-winning licensee of several hundred nationally and internationally known trademarks including Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., World Wrestling Entertainment, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Graco and Cabbage Patch Kids. JAKKS and THQ Inc. participate in a Joint Venture that has worldwide rights to publish and market World Wrestling Entertainment video games. For further information, visit

EA - FIFA 10 Teaser Trailer

EA Have released this teaser trailer for their upcoming game FIFA 10.

Konami - Vandal Heart Screenshots

Konami Have released screenshots of, their upcoming downloadable game for the 360 and PS3, Vandal Hearts Flames Of Judgement.

EA - Skate 2 DLC Announced. Maloof Cup Pack Available From July 9th - Press Release

EA have announced a new DLC pack for Skate 2. The Maloof Cup Pack will be available from July 9th and will be 240MS Points/$3.00.
The pack features both online and offline events with the 360 version featuring an extra 250 achievement points.

Press Release

GUILDFORD, UK. – June 30, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that starting July 9 gamers can download and compete in Skate 2’s Maloof Money Cup Pack, based on the largest pursed event in the history of professional skateboarding. The pack will be available in the PLAYSTATION® Store for $3.00 and on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for 240 points in North America.

“Skate 2 has been embraced by the gaming and skateboarding community across the globe, making it the perfect stage for the Maloof Money Cup’s videogame debut,” said Joe Maloof, President of Maloof Companies. “Now players everywhere can experience the world’s greatest skateboarding championship and revel in the high-stakes excitement of the competition for themselves.”

Skate 2’s Maloof Money Cup Pack will feature separate gameplay events both online and offline – freeskate, single player vert and street contests that put gamers against world class pros, and an online mode in which gamers will be able to compete against their friends in new activities and challenges for bragging rights. Xbox 360 gamers get an added bonus as there are 250 achievement points up for grabs.

The Maloof Money Cup presented by etnies and Monster Energy boasts the largest purse in the history of professional skateboarding with nearly $450,000 in cash and prizes. The three-day competition and festival takes place July 10-12, 2009 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., during the opening weekend of the OC Fair. All attendees can ride the virtual course for themselves in the Skate 2 booth, located near the front of the festival, where the Maloof Money Cup Pack will be available for playing.

Skate 2 ups the ante in delivering all the grit, creativity, and culture of skateboarding with all-new tricks that allow players to skate it their way – both on and off the board. Gamers can create their own epic skate spots which can then be shared and experienced by others around the world. The game also features a revamped Thrasher Hall of Meat mode that will have players spending countless hours pulling off bone-crushing wipeouts and bails.

Skate 2 is developed by Black Box, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio in Burnaby, British Columbia. The game is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and 16+ by PEGI.

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 MobileTM 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 More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at
EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. PLAYSTATION is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox LIVE is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies and is used under license from Microsoft.

About Maloof Money Cup

The Maloof Money Cup presented by etnies and Monster Energy is the world’s greatest skateboarding event. The three-day competition and festival takes place July 10-12, 2009 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., during the opening weekend of the OC Fair. The Maloof Money Cup boasts the largest purse in the history of professional skateboarding with nearly $450,000 in cash and prizes awarded in three professional U.S. Championship Competitions – the Carl’s Jr. Pro Vert Championship, the Zoo York Pro Street Championship, the U.S. Women’s Pro Street as well as the World Industries Amateur Street and Vert Championships.

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