Monday, August 3, 2009

Hudson Announce A USA Deca Sports Price Drop


Hudson entertainment have announced that in celebration of the imminent release of Deca Sports 2, there will be a USA price drop for the original Deca Sports. The game will now have a recommended price of $19.99.

Press Release

SAN MATEO, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Aug 03, 2009 To commemorate the ongoing popularity of DECA SPORTS™ and the upcoming release of DECA SPORTS™ 2, Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT, has lowered the game’s retail price from $29.99 to $19.99. With 2 million units shipped to date, gamers around the world have been enjoying the fun and exciting games in DECA SPORTS for Wii™.

“We’re so grateful to the millions of gamers who have enjoyed DECA SPORTS in the past year,” said Dai Kudo, Director of Consumer Products at Hudson Entertainment. “By reducing the price, we are inviting all Wii players to experience the diverse games in DECA SPORTS and get pumped for 10 more exciting games coming soon in DECA SPORTS 2.”

DECA SPORTS offers 10 complete sporting events that get players active in the living room while providing entertainment for hours. With activities such as Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Supercross, Kart Racing, Basketball and Snowboard Cross, as well as atypical sports games such as Badminton, Figure Skating, Curling and Archery, DECA SPORTS offers more than the average sports game. Designed with intuitive controls for the Wii Remote™ and the Nunchuk™, DECA SPORTS also includes advanced gameplay options for power spikes, curls and mid air tricks. Each sport supports both single player and multiplayer modes with up to 4 players and in several events, co-op on the same team. The Locker Room feature even allows players to keep track of their medals and trophies. DECA SPORTS has been rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB.

For more information on DECA SPORTS or DECA SPORTS 2, please visit Hudson Entertainment atwww.decasports.com.

Hudson Entertainment is the North and South American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: console retail games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, Military Madness and Deca Sports. Hudson's mobile division is a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of digital music and video content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.
Hudson Entertainment, and Hudson Soft and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Hudson Soft.
Wii is a trademark of Nintendo.


Tornado Outbreak, For Nintendo Wii, Artwork

Konami have released some Artwork for Tornado Outbreak. the Artwork shows how the developers went through character designs until the final one was chosen.

Tornado Outbreak Sketches


Tornado Outbreak Final Art



Ghostfire Games Announce Rage Of The Gladiator For Nintendo WiiWare

Ghostfire games have announced Rage Of The Gladiator for the Nintendo Wii WiiWare service.
In the game you control a Gladiator in an arena, in a first person perspective view, who has to defeat mythical bosses. you can customise your character with the skill points earned from defeating bosses.
The game has full 3d graphics, a "epic" soundtrack, realistic animations and re-playability.


Rage Of The Gladiator




Press Release

Rage of the Gladiator is a fantasy fighting game. You control a gladiator, fighting for your life in an arena. Armed with your magical warhammer and a trusty shield, you must defeat fantastic bosses including a Chimera, Beholder, and a Dragon. The game is set in first-person perspective.
“Rage of the Gladiator is a series of epic boss-battles,” said Ed Roman, CEO of Ghostfire Games. “There are no ‘fodder’ enemies – its all bosses, which we find to be the most fun part of games!”

In Rage of the Gladiator, each boss has unique abilities and powers that you need to pay close attention to. Exploit the weakness of each enemy by jumping, dodging, or shield blocking with the proper timing and agility. Then unleash your rage by brutally pounding your enemy with your warhammer and bashing them with your shield, and you will triumph.
Features of the game include:

Insane “finishing moves.” You have 14 finishing moves that destroy your opponent in over-the-top cutscenes:

Leap to the skies, then plunge your warhammer into the ground, creating a pillar of fire that burns your enemy to a crisp.

Transform into a hulking colossus 10 times the size of your opponent, pounding him into the ground.

Darken the skies with a solar eclipse, sending a beam of light to fry your enemy.
Customize your character. As you defeat bosses, you earn skill points. You can apply those skill points to one of three skill trees: Offense, Defense, and Magic. This gives you new powers. It also provides great replay value since you can replay through the game with different skill tree decisions.

Fantastic 3D-graphics. Fully rendered and realistic, you do combat in a fully lit 3D arena. This polish level is rare for a downloadable title.

Extremely realistic animations. When you attack bosses, the impacts and hits feel “real.” Each boss has been painstakingly animated to react properly to each of your attacks.
Outstanding replay value. Once you’ve beaten the first 10 bosses, you must face them again in Challenge Mode, which is a completely new experience – the bosses are more difficult with new powers. There are 21 total battles.

Epic soundtrack. The music has been designed to be exciting and memorable, and really gets your blood pumping.

“Rage of the Gladiator is a monumental undertaking.” said Mr. Roman. “It has content comparable to a full $50 store title, yet has a budget title price. We’ve tried to make a game that blows the lid off what people expect from WiiWare.”

Facebook Coming to Nintendo DSi's From 5PM, Pacific, As A System Update


Nintendo have announced that from 5PM, pacific time, today, a Nintendo DSi update will be made available bringing Facebook. the application will enable Nintendo DSi owners to upload thier pictures directly to Facebook.

Press Release

REDMOND, Wash. --(Business Wire)-- Aug 03, 2009 Starting today, Nintendo DSi™ owners have even more ways to share their experiences with friends and family. Using an Internet-connected Nintendo DSi system and the Nintendo DSi Camera application, Facebook members can take pictures with either of the system’s two cameras and upload their photos directly to their Facebook profile. This function will be available after 5 p.m. Pacific with a free downloadable system update.

While reviewing pictures they’ve stored in the Nintendo DSi Camera album, which includes photos taken by users and manipulated using the built-in interactive lenses, users can simply tap the Facebook icon on the system’s touch screen to instantly transmit photos to the user’s Facebook profile. The user’s system must be configured to a wireless broadband Internet connection for the transmission of photos.

“Facebook and Nintendo DSi build on the trend of personalization that is so important to consumers,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We’re giving people the tools to express themselves in creative new ways and show off the results to their friends and family on Facebook.”

Nintendo DSi has sold more than 1.7 million units in the United States alone, according to the NPD Group. The third iteration of the world’s best-selling portable video game system includes photo- and voice-manipulation features that allow users to customize their experiences like never before.

Remember that Nintendo DSi features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other Nintendo DSi features such as the new integration with Facebook Connect technology, visit www.NintendoDSi.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 2.9 billion video games and more than 496 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pok√©mon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company’s Web site at www.Nintendo.com.

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.


Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilizied Announced For Nintendo DS


Activision has announced Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Mobilized for the Nintendo DS. as well as the single player mode, The game has six player online multiplayer, where players can host their own server, a survival mode, and the ability to play through the single platyer campaign against the clock. The games release is November 10th, the same date as the console versions of Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

Press Release

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug 03, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Suit up and get ready to deploy for more high-speed action this November 10, as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) revealed plans today to deploy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized for Nintendo DS(TM). Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS by n-Space, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized will deliver an arsenal of cutting-edge weaponry, vehicles and tactics, arming players with precision controls for battle across the world's most dangerous hotspots. Gamers will fight on the ground in intense building-to-building tactical combat, hack into enemy computer terminals, take the controls of military vehicles like Battle Tanks and UAV spy drones, or man the guns of an AC-130 gunship.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized will bring the epic Call of Duty intensity of Modern Warfare to Nintendo DS fans through a unique storyline and companion narrative. The title will also serve up a bevy of features, including a six-player online multiplayer mode that allows friends to host their own server, as well as the brand new Survival Mode, giving players a variety of weapons to hold off waves of oncoming enemy forces and an expanded six-player online multiplayer mode. Also, Arcade Mode will allow gamers to replay the game's single-player with a time limit and running score, with extra points awarded for specific achievements.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized will release worldwide on November 10, in conjunction with Infinity Ward's highly-anticipated Modern Warfare 2, the next installment to the record-breaking Call of Duty series. The title is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB for Blood, Mild Language and Violence.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

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(C) 2009 Activision Publishing, Inc. Activision, Call of Duty and Modern Warfare are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.
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G.I. JOE Will Come With Xbox 360 Gamer Pic's, Themes And Playstation 3 Themes

EA Has released pictures of the Themes and Gamer Pictures, for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, that are coming with their G.I JOE movie Tie-In Game.

G.I. JOE




EA Announces The First Sims 3 Expansion As Sims 3 World Adventures

EA Has announced the first Sims 3 expansion as Sims 3 World Adventures. The Expansion will allow players to take their Sims to famous locations across the world. Also, whilst in the city's, the Sims can learn new skills such a Martial Arts, from their stay in Shang Simla, or go on a romantic holiday in France whilst visiting the Champs Les Sims, or even explore the tombs of Al Simhara, in Egypt.

The Sims that you meet along the way can help the player discover new styles and cultures, and you can even bring them back with you. The photographs, movies and stories of your journey can be shared with the world.
The Expansion will also give the players 1,000 SimPoints to be used in the Sims 3 Store.

The Expansion currently has a release date of November 16th 2009.


Sims 3 World Adventures


Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., August 3, 2009 – The Sims are off on an adventure to famous destinations around the world! The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that The Sims™ 3 World Adventures, the first expansion pack* to the #1 best-selling PC and MAC game in June 2009**, The Sims 3, is in development and will ship to retailers worldwide the week of November 16, 2009.

“We’re thrilled with the global success of The Sims 3 over these last few months and are looking forward to expanding on the gameplay experience with one of the most robust expansion packs to The Sims yet,” said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims at EA. “Players will be able to take their Sims on the adventure of a lifetime and explore lands outside of Sunset Valley and Riverview, pursue thrilling new life destinies in locations around the world inspired by famous destinations, and immerse themselves in the open-ended gameplay where they’ll discover new cities in China, France and Egypt and share new stories.”

Players can take their Sims on new journeys to famous real-world inspired destinations around the globe for the first time ever and seek out new adventures. While exploring the landmarks of an exotic city, there is no telling what the Sims will find. From mastering martial arts in Shang Simla, China, discovering rich culture and famous landmarks on a romantic getaway to Champs Les Sims, France or exploring the depths of ancient tombs in Al Simhara, Egypt, players can take their Sims on a journey that will change their Sims’ lives. Players can accept challenges to search for secret treasures, learn new skills and chase down new personal opportunities, meet new Sims with unique personalities, share their culture and bring them home, discover new styles on their travels, and share everything they encounter on their adventures with the world through personal photographs, movies, and stories. Additionally, players will receive 1,000 SimPoints to be used online in The Sims 3 Store*** for the PC/MAC versions of the game. Exclusive online content, available only for the expansion pack at launch, will be revealed soon.

The Sims 3 World Adventures will also be available for feature phones, the iPhone™ and iPod touch® in early 2010 from EA Mobile™. These versions will have customized mobile gameplay features which will be revealed in the coming months. For information on carrier availability and pricing for all EA Mobile games, please visit www.eamobile.com.

For more information about The Sims 3 World Adventures or The Sims 3, please visit www.TheSims3.com. Developed by The Sims Studio, The Sims 3 World Adventures has not yet been rated by PEGi. To download artwork, please visit www.electronicarts.co.uk/press

*Requires The Sims 3 for PC/MAC to play.
**According to NPD data.
**INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED, see product pack or digital distribution rules for details

About The Sims
The Sims franchise celebrates an impressive over 100 million units sold since its launch in February 2000. Now translated into 22 different languages and available in 60 different countries, The Sims quickly has become a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. The Sims 3 sold thru 1.4 million PC/Mac units within the first week of launch in June 2009 making it the best-selling PC launch in EA’s history. Fan intensity is evidenced through the more than 36 million downloads of player created content including: Sims, houses, stories and more. The Sims 3 YouTube Channel is the #1 most subscribed to sponsored channel of all time and is within the top 5 most viewed sponsored channels of all time with over 42,000 subscribers and nearly 17 million video views. Visit The Sims 3 official website to see what the players are creating at www.TheSims3.com or the official YouTube Channel for The Sims at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSims.


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, and The Sims are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Mac, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://bit.ly/Otkaz

  • PS3: A listing for the PS3 Slim has been found on Germanys Amazon. http://ow.ly/iM9i

  • PS3: Japan Only Mainichi Issyo is about to set a world record, with Toro Station, for most consecutive days of DLC. http://ow.ly/iM9Z

  • Wii: The Zelda dev's are under increased pressure after seeing how good Monster Hunter Looks, were not expecting it. http://ow.ly/iMaf

  • MotherShip Zeta is fallout 3's "final DLC" according to the games website. no confirmation, as yet, from Bethesda. http://ow.ly/iMak

  • QTE Blog: New Nintendo DS Screenshots of Cooking Mama 3 http://bit.ly/EBi7K

  • QTE Blog: Cake Mania 3 Nintendo DS Screenshots http://bit.ly/3GnOz

  • QTE Blog: New Nintendo Wii A Boy And His Blob Screenshots And Fact Sheet http://bit.ly/Pc3Ls

  • PS3:french website claims PS3 slim will cost 299 Euro's, Will be released early September and will be shown at GamesCon http://ow.ly/iMnZ

  • PS3: Top 5 USA PSN Downloads are, Battlefield 1943, Final Fantasy VII, The Punisher, Bomberman Ultra, and Wolfenstein 3D http://ow.ly/iMxB

  • NPD says that 170 Million people in USA play games (over Half of population). Top 32.9 Million are Extreme Gamers http://ow.ly/iMxU

  • Wii: Pandemic in OZ were working on a Wii Game, but now are closed. The next big thing trailer has been found at the link. http://ow.ly/iMST

  • 360: The NXE Update might now allow games smaller than 3.4 GB to be installed on the HDD. Also the install size is smaller http://ow.ly/iMTj

  • PS3: Following Sony's financials, they've revealed that 23.8 Million PS3's have been sold and 189.7 Million Games sold http://ow.ly/iN6E

  • Wii: Square Enix is pushing the graphics on the Wii to its "fullest Potential" for Final Fantasy CC, The Crystal Bearers. http://ow.ly/iN6Y

  • PS3: Acquire , who made Tenchu, is making a Wizardry game exclusively on the PS3. more will be known at TGS. http://ow.ly/iNu4

  • PS3: Sony are looking into lag issue with Fat Princess that Some users have. for now, if snail linger, find another game. http://ow.ly/iNNy

  • PS3: Fat Princess update is coming. it aims to fix lag and connection issues. http://ow.ly/iPBV

  • 360: it is rumoured that the next Gears Of War, or Gears Of War Project, might have a playable female character. http://ow.ly/iPCs

  • PC: Giant Bomb filmed the last hour in The Matrix Online. the long Video shows how the developers killed the game. http://ow.ly/iPCT

  • PS3:FFXIV article in Famitsu Wave. games more modern than FF XI, NO EXP or Levels, music by Uematsu + 8 minute video http://ow.ly/iPDq

  • Shigeru Miyamoto talks about his dislike for Digital distribution, says Nintendo doesn't see the demise of Physical media http://ow.ly/iQ2v

  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week? http://bit.ly/4wy6Ar

  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week http://bit.ly/uJQ6C