Wednesday, August 26, 2009

UK pre-Order Bonuses Announced For Section 8 On PC And Xbox 360


SouthPeak have announced the UK Pre-Order Bonuses for both the PC and Xbox 360 versions of Section 8.
If you pre-order the PC Version at Game, you get Captain’s Armour, the SIW7 “Black Widow” Combat Pistol and two Assault Rifle variants. If you pre-order the Xbox 360 version at Play.com you get the Captains Armour.

Press Release

LEICESTER, England - SouthPeak Games has today revealed the exclusive in-game items that gamers receive by pre-ordering the futuristic multiplayer FPS Section 8 in the UK. Those who pre-order will be given a special code to unlock unique weapons and armour, to ensure they look the business when playing online.

By pre-ordering the PC version either in-store or online at GAME, FPS fans can get their hands on the Captain’s Armour, the SIW7 “Black Widow” Combat Pistol and two Assault Rifle variants. Meanwhile at Play.com, anyone who pre-orders Section 8 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment platform from Microsoft, can head into the battle wearing the Captain’s Armour. More details about each item can be found below.

Section 8 is available in the UK on September 11 and a multiplayer demo is currently available on Xbox LIVE, so you can experience the fast-paced online action for yourself. For more details about the game, to join the community or take part in the open beta on PC, head over to www.joinsection8.com.

Captain’s Armour
Chain of Command is vital to the success of every military operation and it’s no different in the future universe of Section 8. The Captain takes the lead in the thickest of fighting and provides a source of inspiration to his fellow troopers and a figure to be feared by the ranks of the enemy as a veteran of combat.
Pre-order Section 8 to receive exclusive Captain’s Armour for both Section 8 and their adversaries: the Arm of Orion. As Captain, your power armour separates you from the rank and file. If you choose to play as a Captain of Section 8, you’ll proudly wear the Imperial Eagle of the USIF on your shoulder plate; as a Captain of the Arm of Orion, you’ll stand out with the rampant Lion of Orion emblazoned on your helmet and gold trim on your power armour.

SIW7 “Black Widow” Combat Pistol
The SIW7 “Black Widow” Combat Pistol is the preferred handgun of Special Forces reconnaissance teams across the galaxy. With its deadly accuracy and effortless reloading, this rapid-fire pistol is wielded best in the hands of only the most experienced soldiers. Its large .60 calibre slugs cause devastating ballistic force upon close and mid-range targets. Few have seen the Cobra in combat and even fewer have lived to tell about it.

Assault Rifle variants
The Assault Rifle is one of the most diverse weapons available. It features a scope for longer range engagements and an automated short-range firing mode, making it an effective weapon in nearly all encounter types. It is exceptionally accurate in short bursts. While in short-range mode, the assault rifle will fire alternate rounds. These rounds will partially bypass shields and damage armour directly. Your crosshairs will automatically update whenever a target triggers the short-range capabilities of this weapon.

Elite veterans of both Section 8 and the Arm of Orion have been known to decorate their rifles with custom paint jobs and markers signifying 'kills'. Only troopers who have demonstrated elite combat capability and have participated in multiple combat missions are allowed to do this and given that the life expectancy of troopers is minimal, there are few of these rifles on the battlefield. Section 8 chooses to customise their weapons with shark teeth, while the Arm has gruesome skulls.

About SouthPeak Games
SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PC. SouthPeak's games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role playing, racing, puzzle strategy, fighting and combat. SouthPeak's products are sold in retail outlets in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and Leicester, England.

For additional information, please visit SouthPeak’s corporate website: www.southpeakgames.com.

About TimeGate Studios
TimeGate Studios is a world-class game development studio that boasts a record of huge success since its founding in 1998. Headquartered in Sugar Land, TX, TimeGate has released seven award-winning products; three of which are based on TimeGate-owned intellectual properties. In addition to its Section 8 development efforts, TimeGate is currently creating several new original properties that have yet to be announced for next-generation platforms. For more information please visit www.timegate.com.

Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.


PoxNora Expansion Broodcall Now Available


Sony Online Entertainment have annoucned that the PoxNora expansion Broodcall is now available. it brings 72 new runes, expanded avatar level cap to 30, new relics, new campaign, and a trader update.


Press Release

TUCSON, AZ. – Aug 26, 2009 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced the launch ofBroodcall, the 11th PoxNora expansion. The Broodcall storyline introduces players to eight new dragons, powerful new runes and an Avatar level cap increase.

“With Broodcall we’re introducing a new storyline with eight faction-specific dragons for players to add to their battle groups,” said Dan Kopycienski, director of development for SOE Tucson. “As the popularity ofPoxNora continues to grow with more players jumping on board every day, it’s exciting that we are able to provide new and returning players with fresh and engaging content.”

About Broodcall
In Broodcall, the peoples of Valdac have fallen victim to a dreadful plague that changes the inhabitants into monstrosities, and the arrival of dragons threatens to plunge the entire world into a never-ending abyss of fire and ash.

Broodcall Features:
• 72 New Runes – Broodcall introduces 72 powerful new runes to PoxNora, including 40 champions, eight of which are brand new dragons that have come to the aid of their factions in the ongoing war.
• More Experience – Broodcall will expand the Avatar’s level cap to 30 making them even more powerful, just in time to meet the new dragon menace!
• New Relics, Spells and Equipment – A strong Battle Group doesn’t depend upon units alone andBroodcall introduces a host of new supplemental runes to help you turn the tide in a fierce melee.
• New Campaign – Broodcall introduces one new campaign with four encounters, which thrust players into the dragon storyline.
• Trader Update – The trade system will be more streamlined for our advanced and newer users. This includes a new feature, Quick-Trade, that allows trade creators to state their ideal bid for the trade, and if a bidder fills the request the trade is completed instantly.
• Premium Membership – Warbanner Rentals will now be included with Premium memberships inBroodcall. The new feature will allow premium members to use any of the eight warbanners, unlimited, while a member. Once the player chooses to stop their membership s/he will lose access to the warbanners.

Broodcall is now available at www.PoxNora.com

Developed at SOE’s Tucson studio, PoxNora is an online multiplayer turn-based strategy game playable on Windows and Macintosh computers. To get started, players can download the client for free athttp://www.PoxNora.com

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


New Zero Punctuation - 2.5D Games

An New Zero Punctuation this week, and this time it's not just one game he's reviewing...its two 2.5D Games, Trine and 'Splosion Man. and this week he even likes one of them!




Microsoft Announces A Forza 3 Partnership With Puma


Microsoft has annoucned a partnership with Puma and Forza 3. Puma branding will be in Forza 3, and a Forza 3 branded show will be developed to be released when the game is released. There will be gaming nights in certain Puma Concept Stores and Forza 3 content will feature on PUMAMotorsport.com.
All this is in celebration of Puma's 10th anniversary of being involved with motorsports.

Press Release

Herzogenaurach, Germany (Aug. 26, 2009) – PUMA® today announced a global partnership with Microsoft for the highly anticipated release of Forza Motorsport 3, scheduled for October this year. This collaboration will ensure prominent PUMA branding within the “Forza Motorsport 3” game worldwide and includes a series of joint marketing initiatives across Europe and North America.

The Microsoft Forza collaboration marks PUMA’s 10th anniversary in Motorsport. As category leader for performance and lifestyle Motorsport footwear, apparel and accessories, PUMA sponsors some of Formula One and Moto GP's best teams, including Scuderia Ferrari, Red Bull Racing, BMW Sauber, Scuderia Toro Rosso and Ducati Corse. A leader in its own right, Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport franchise is among the top-selling racing games worldwide. Available exclusively on Xbox 360, “Forza Motorsport 3” is the only racing game that lets players collect, paint and tune more than 400 of the worlds’ most exotic and exquisite cars then put them to the test on more than 100 tracks from around the globe. Best of all, whether you’re a first time player or seasoned racing game pro, “Forza Motorsport 3” delivers an experience where everyone can have fun behind the wheel of their dream car.

The partnership includes a number of cross promotional elements, including the development of a limited edition Forza branded PUMA shoe, to do be developed to coincide with the game launch. Exclusive gaming nights in selected PUMA Concept Stores will enable Forza Motorsport fans to preview the third edition of the game before purchase. Regular Forza content will also feature on the recently re-launched PUMAMotorsport.com.

Further to this, Xbox recently has announced PUMA supplied driver Natacha Gachnang as the Face of Forza for a pan-European PR programme. PUMA outfits Gachnang for her professional
role within the FIA Formula Two Championship, and will provide apparel and accessories to Microsoft event staff throughout the tour, and across all trade events and conferences at which Microsoft will exhibit “Forza Motorsport 3.”

Antonio Bertone, Chief Marketing Officer of PUMA AG said, “The Forza Motorsport association is the perfect fit for our brand. This partnership enables us to capitalize on the energy and excitement that accompanies a huge release such as Forza, and push the PUMA Motorsport brand into a new and exciting arena. We’re delighted to be working with Microsoft on this.”

Steve Beinner of Microsoft said “PUMA’s involvement in the release of Forza Motorsport 3 is testament to the anticipation that’s building among car lovers worldwide for the games October launch. The game has continued to grow in appeal with every edition we have launched, and we’re thrilled to have PUMA as an official partner of Forza Motorsport 3.”


Our House Nintendo DS Box Art And Fact Sheet


Majesco has announced a Nintendo DS version of Our House. it is a building simulation game, allowing the players to build and furnish their own homes.
The game has over 100 building mini games which unlock money and skills to help remodel and build stuff.
As well as building and decorating your won homes, there are 10 eccentric home owners in the game who you can decorate rooms for.


Fact Sheet

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Developer: Majesco Studios Santa Monica
Platforms: Nintendo DS
Genre: Action/Simulation
Release Date: October 22, 2009
Price / Rating: $19.99 / E

Overview
A companion title to Majesco’s Our House: Party! for Wii™, Our House for Nintendo DS™ is the only home building simulation available that lets players build and furnish the home of their dreams by completing home improvement contracts. Plan, design, build, remodel and decorate client residences, then use your earnings to construct and furnish your own home sweet home!

Features
Use the stylus as your ultimate home improvement tool! From replacing flooring to hanging cabinets to removing wallpaper and redecorating, the intuitive Touch Screen lets you design and remodel your personalized trophy home.

Remodel and earn money using skills learned in more than 100 building mini-games.

Choose work for hire contracts from the Job Board and Newspaper. Renovate kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and more for 10 eccentric homeowners with unique tastes in d├ęcor.

Swing by Our Showroom to buy appliances, furniture, lighting, and other knickknacks to increase the appeal and value of your home. More than 400 items available for purchase!

Play against time or quality metrics to earn potential bonuses for completing projects.

Build the value of your own home by using job earnings to fund personal renovations and then upgrade your residence to five different homes over the course of the game

Keep track of your possessions in Storage

New Our House Screenshots And Fact Sheet For Nintendo Wii.

Majesco have announced Our House for the Nintendo Wii, provided screenshots and a fact sheet for it. Our House is a Home renovating game. the aim of the game is to race and get tools needed to renovate a house, renovate the house and show off to your friends your creation using Wii Connect 24.

The Screenshots show of some of the co-operative features of the game, and destroying/rebuilding parts of the house.


Our House


Fact Sheet

Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Developer: Budcat Creations
Platforms: Wii
Genre: Action/Party
Release Date: June 2009
Price / Rating: TBA / RP

Overview
Your tool belt needs only the Wii Remote and Nunchuk in it to hammer, saw, paint and more in Our House, the fast-paced, house-renovating party game in which players compete in numerous home-improvement projects! Players race through the home store picking up valuable tool upgrades and then compete in a series of mini-games to earn upgrades and increase the value of their custom homes! Then show off your dream house to friends using WiiConnect24 and be the envy of the neighborhood!

Features
Your Dream House: Complete home-improvement projects in fast-paced, party action to earn upgrades and increase the value of your custom home!

The Ultimate Tool: Use the Wii Remote as your ultimate house-building tool to nail, cut, spackle and much more!

Do-It-Yourself Projects: Projects such as Bathroom Remodel and Garden Renovation are composed of numerous mini-games including Hammer Time, Tiling, Painting and many more!
House Styles: Choose from modern, Victorian, Asian and other styles.

All Mixed Up: True modular home construction enables endless combinations that create personalized trophy homes.

Register Race: it’s a mad rush through the home store to pick the next project while grabbing power-ups along the way such upgraded hammers and wrenches.

Multiplayer: Play against up to 3 friends in Party Mode for hours of “tooling” around!

WiiConnect24: View the progress of friends’ houses on a virtual street within The Neighborhood Mode

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/15Ml8C

  • 360: A Target Ad for next week has the Pro priced at $250 and the elite at $300 http://ow.ly/leIj

  • PS3: The Playstation Logo was changed due to visibility issues. the new PS3 can be larger and more visual. http://ow.ly/leJ2

  • PS3: Final Fantasy VS XIII is going to take less time to make than FF XIII, due to better knowledge and experience. http://ow.ly/leJu

  • Wii: Nintendo have Patented a (USA) Football remote. the Wiimote and Nunchuk fit in it. http://ow.ly/leK7

  • PSP: Free Realms could be coming to the PSP. when asked, Stephen Bokkes said "I don't see Why Not" http://ow.ly/leLi

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

  • Wii: Wii Sports Resort has sold over 1 million units in Europe, over 3 million worldwide. http://ow.ly/leLR

  • iPhone: Q Entertainment have announced that they are brining Lumines to iPhone. its set for a September release. http://ow.ly/leMV

  • A Tweet from Gamesyde's Colin Solal Cardo says that Beyond Good And Evil 2 Is On Hold. http://ow.ly/leO3

  • Dual Weapon Wielding has been confirmed in Modern Warafre 2, with a picture of two Deagles used as example. http://ow.ly/leOD

  • 360: Mass Effect DLC, Pinnacle Station, is apparently now live. it costs 400 MS Points. http://ow.ly/lfQB

  • PC: Mass Effect Has been patched to 1.02. http://ow.ly/leON

  • 360: Death Tank has received a free patch. it adds 13 new weapons, 10 new tanks, and a weekly tournament. http://ow.ly/lfDo

  • PS3: Sony has said that motion games launch titles will only need 1 motion controller, but do want players to have 2. http://ow.ly/lfFm

  • PC: A Sins Of The Solar Empire Beta for the Add-On Diplomacy will start in Fall. Diplomacy set for Winter 2010 release http://ow.ly/lfKd

  • Final Fantasy XIII may be playable at TGS. the Japanese PS3 version is 90% complete. http://ow.ly/lfLQ

  • Wii: Capcom announces Resident Evil, Darkside Chronicles is coming out November 27th. there will be a Zapper Bundle http://ow.ly/lfOe

  • Apparently, it isn't illegal to sell classified games to under-ages in Britain, the law was never enacted. http://ow.ly/lfRR

  • QTE Blog: New Screenshots For The Saboteur http://ow.ly/15MmP7

  • Kotaku has a trailer for Dragon Ball Online, and announce that a Closed Beta is starting next month. http://ow.ly/lfZt

  • PS3: The PS3 Slim has been spotted in a Florida Best Buy for $299.99. http://ow.ly/lgNW

  • PS3: The PS3 Slim may be released 5 days early with Amazon.co.uk http://ow.ly/lgPw

  • DSi: Nintendo is publishing Sega's Sonic Rush Adventure in South Korea, as if the game was a Nintendo Game. http://ow.ly/lgRi

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ow.ly/15Mngs

  • PS3: its rumoured that Sony is releasing a 250gb PS3 Slim Bundle with Gran Turismo 5 and a PSN Game for $399 http://ow.ly/lhFj

  • The Second Red Faction DLC is expected September 10th for $7/560MS Points. there's 8 new maps and 2 new modes. http://ow.ly/lhGx

  • PS3: Crash Commando getting 2 DLC and Patch this week. DLC has 6 new characters + 2 Maps, Game Mode for $1.99 + $2.99 http://ow.ly/lhHE

  • PSP: The German ratings board has rated Final Fantasy Crystal Defenders for the PSP. http://ow.ly/lhU3

  • 360: Castle Crashers DLC, Necromantic, is coming to XBL tomorrow for 160 MS Points. http://ow.ly/libe

  • PS3: Best Buy sent an internal Memo round asking its shops to no exchange recently bought PS3's for the Slim. http://ow.ly/lie6

  • PS2: Kaz Hirari disagrees that the Wii broke the mainstream barrier, insists it was the PS2, the Wii just Followed. http://ow.ly/lieY

  • PSP: Sony has officially announced a world wide release of Gran Tursimo for October 1st. http://ow.ly/lifl

  • PSP: The latest issue of Famitsu announces that Taito is brining Darius Burst to the PSP. its a 2D Horizontal Shooter. http://ow.ly/lifP

  • Wii: No More Heroes 2, Desperate Struggle, is set for a January Release. Ubisoft also announces a Shirt Designing contest. http://ow.ly/ligv

  • Joystiq have a Batman Arkham Asylum Collectors Edition Unboxing Video. http://ow.ly/lihD

  • QTE Blog: New NHL 10 Trailer "Sizzle" Showcasing Many Aspects Of The Game http://ow.ly/15Motw

  • There is new free downloadble content coming to Batman Arkham Asylum. http://ow.ly/lj5N

  • PSP: It's rumoured that PSP 4000 is in development and has a UMD. http://ow.ly/lj6w

  • PSP: Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep should take 15 hours to complete. each of the 3 main characters has own campaign. http://ow.ly/ljTs

  • PSP: Grant Theft Auto China Town Wars has now been given a October 20th release date from RockStar. http://ow.ly/ljU3

  • PS3: Crash Commandos will go on sale on the UK PSN from August 27th to September 10th. its 50% making it £3.99 http://ow.ly/ljUv

  • Wii: its rumoured a Star Fox game is going to be announced, in the newest Nintendo Power Magazine. http://ow.ly/lj82

  • Wii: PlayOn Beta starts tomorrow. the license costs $39.99, there is a 14 day trial. it's a online tv service. http://ow.ly/lj7c

  • QTE Blog: Namco Is Bringing 4 Classic Titles To Android Handsets http://ow.ly/15MpIn

  • QTE Blog: Screenshots And Walkthrough Trailer For Upcoming Red Faction Guerrilla Multiplayer DLC Pack http://ow.ly/15MpXe