Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Screenshots Of V8 Super Cars In Forza 3

Microsoft has announced that Forza 3 will feature V8 Super Cars. the game features 4 versions of the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon, each with a specific team branding from the Australian/New Zealand championship. The Teams And Car Makers Are As Follows.

Holden
#2 Toll Holden Racing Team Commodore VE
#33 Garry Rogers Team Commodore VE
#39 Supercheap Auto Racing Commodore VE
#51 Sprint Gas Racing Commodore VE

Ford
#1 Team Vodafone FG Falcon
#5 Ford Performance Racing FG Falcon
#9 Stone Brothers Racing FG Falcon
#25 Britek Motorsport FG Falcon

Forza 3 V8 Super Cars


Press Release

V8 Supercar racing is on the rise, quickly becoming a popular spectator sport around the world, in addition to being the fan-favorite race type in Australia and New Zealand. Sept. 11-13 will mark Supercar racing’s L&H 500 Phillip Island, so it’s only fitting that the racing enthusiasts at Turn 10 would reveal that “Forza Motorsport 3” will feature eight versions of the well-known Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon when the game releases on October 22nd in Asia, October 23rd in Europe and October 27th in North America.

Often referred to by fans as a hybrid between NASCAR and the British Touring Car Championships, the V8 Supercar series runs strictly homologated 5.0 liter pushrod V8 engine cars from manufacturers Holden and Ford. The fact that the two cars used by the 19 teams in the league consist of the Holden Commodore and the Ford Falcon is no coincidence; in Australia, both the Commodore and the Falcon are popular people-movers and the drama of the on-track rivalry between Holden and Ford is something unique to pop-culture Down Under. Unlike NASCAR, the V8 Supercar races are held on road courses as opposed to ovals, with drivers battling for position, often with full-contact results.

The team at Turn 10 is pleased to encourage this budding branch of racing, as “Forza Motorsport 3” will include Falcons from Team Vodafone, Ford Performance, Stone Brothers, and Britek Motorsport, and Commodores from Toll Holden Racing, Garry Rogers Racing, Supercheap Auto Racing, and Sprint Gas Racing.

All cars will feature immaculately rendered interiors and extensively reinforced cockpits to handle any collision or rollover, just like their real life counterparts. Players will realistically experience their favorite V8s to a degree that, until now, was only possible in their dreams.

Disney Online Announce That Club Penguin Is Now Available In Spanish


Disney Online have announced that Club penguin is now Available in Spanish at www.clubpenguin.com/es . it will be supported by native Spanish speakers and has been localised using Spanish cultural references.

Press Release

MEXICO CITY --(Business Wire)-- Sep 02, 2009 Spanish speaking fans of Club Penguin can now waddle around, interact and play games in the popular, snow-covered virtual world in their own language.

The new Spanish version of the virtual world (www.clubpenguin.com/es) is supported by native Spanish-speaking staff that understands the unique cultural references of the audience and can provide timely and responsive moderation and player support as well as local currency payment options.

Lane Merrifield, one of Club Penguin’s co-founders and executive vice president of Disney Online, was in Mexico City to announce the launch of the virtual world in Spanish.

“We have significant numbers of Spanish speakers who have been playing the English version of Club Penguin, so creating a Spanish version for them and other kids around the world was a logical step in our continuing efforts to support our diverse audience. Our hope is to give every child an opportunity to experience the fun and creativity of Club Penguin in their native language,” says Merrifield.
The addition of Spanish brings the number of languages featured on Club Penguin to four. After launching in English in 2005, the online playground added Portuguese in November 2008, followed by French in March 2009.

“The Spanish version of Club Penguin creates a more immersive experience for the vast Hispanic communities across Latin America, Spain and the United States while maintaining the fun and safe online entertainment that kids and their parents have come to expect,” stated Diego Lerner, President, The Walt Disney Company Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. “Spanish-speaking children looking to explore and interact in this one-of-a-kind virtual world will no longer be confined by geographic or linguistic limitations, which is a perfect example of Disney’s strategy to create truly global, high quality entertainment for our audiences and fans.”

Club Penguin is one of the largest and fastest-growing virtual worlds for children. With its imaginative play environment,Club Penguin provides a wide range of opportunities for children to participate in fun and engaging skill-building games and activities, social collaboration, and real-world skill development.

The award-winning online playground has built a global reputation as an online environment that provides fun for kids and peace of mind for parents. Word filtering technology and live moderators monitor chat and activity on the site and work to prevent the sharing of inappropriate or personally identifiable information.

Club Penguin is designed for six to 14-year-olds but is fun for children of all ages. It’s free to play, however special features such as front-of-the-line access to game features, exclusive parties and opportunities to customize your penguin and igloo require a membership.

Signing up for Club Penguin is simple. A parent’s email address is necessary to create a penguin, and parental permission is required in order to activate an account and play in the virtual world. Parents can also create their own account and logon to view their child’s account history, change their child’s password, choose a different chat mode, and set a time limit for how long their child is allowed to visit Club Penguin.

About Club Penguin
Club Penguin (www.clubpenguin.com), a division of Disney Online, provides one of the largest and fastest-growing virtual worlds for children. Club Penguin works to maintain a fun and safe online entertainment experience by using filtering technology and live moderators. The virtual world of Club Penguin, contains no third-party advertising and is free to use and enjoy, however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience.Club Penguin is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and can be played in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish.

About Disney Online
Disney Online (www.Disney.com), a unit of Disney Interactive Media Group, produces the No. 1 ranked community-family and parenting destination on the World Wide Web. Launched in 1996, Disney.com is the online and mobile web gateway to all of the company’s Disney-branded entertainment initiatives, providing comprehensive access to, and information about Disney movies, travel, television, games, music, shopping and live events.


Namco Bandai Announce Namco Sounds For N.America iTunes

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Namco Bandai Announce Namco Sounds. Namco Sounds is a music label, available on iTunes, which will provide re-mastered soundtracks from the company’s own catalogue. the first game soundtracks which will be made available are Pac-Man, Xevious, and SoulCalibur Suite - The Resonance Of Souls And Swords.
Single tracks will be priced at $.99 with the entire album available for $2.97 or $2.99. Namco Sounds will be updated every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.

Press Release

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 02, 2009 Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., today announced the launch of NAMCO SOUNDS™, an exclusive iTunes music label offering re-mastered soundtracks from the company’s own catalogue of games. In partnership with BANDAI VISUAL CO., LTD, this marks NAMCO BANDAI Games’ debut into the North American music distribution market with plans to create and offer new content for global distribution.

To inaugurate this launch, NAMCO SOUNDS has released tracks from PAC-MAN®, Xevious®, and SOULCALIBUR® SUITE - THE RESONANCE OF SOULS AND SWORDS. Subsequent releases from games past and present will be available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.

Only available through NAMCO SOUNDS on Apples iTunes, SOULCALIBUR SUITE - THE RESONANCE OF SOULS AND SWORDS is a special soundtrack that commemorates the September 1 release of SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Performed by the Australia-based Eminence Symphony Orchestra which is renowned for their work in anime and videogames, this soundtrack was an intercontinental feat as directions were given from Tokyo with the performance, conducting and recording taking place in Sydney simultaneously.

Single tracks from PAC-MAN, Xevious, and SOULCALIBUR SUITE - THE RESONANCE OF SOULS AND SWORDS retail for $.99 with the entire album available for $2.97 or $2.99 respectively.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including the PAC-MAN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and Tekken® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log
ontohttp://www.namcobandaigames.com/.
PAC-MAN®, Xevious®, SOULCALIBUR®, SOULCALIBUR®: Broken Destiny™ and NAMCO SOUNDS™ are copyrights, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

“PlayStation”, “PS” Family logo and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Internet connection and Memory Stick® Duo may be required. Player responsible for Wi-Fi fees.
Press Release © 2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

New Zero Punctuation - Tales of Monkey Island

This weeks Zero punctuation is on Tales of Monkey Island, and not even an Irish accent could save the game.




Boxart For Planet 51 On Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, And Nintendo Wii.

Sega has released the boxart for the Planet 51 movie tie in game.

Planet 51 BoxArt



Warner Bros. And Screenlife Announce Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! For Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, And Xbox 360


Warner Bros. And Screenlife have announced today a new game in the Scene It Series, Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!. they have also announced that this will be the first time the Scene it series has gone multiplatform with the announcement that the game is coming out on Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
The game focuses on movies throughout the years, including 2009, with thousands of new questions, an improved single player mode, new player avatars, better interfaces, and a new game host.
Screenlife also announced that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be publishing all Scene It Games worldwide.

Press Release

SEATTLE --(Business Wire)-- Sep 02, 2009 Screenlife today announces the latest home console iteration of the bestselling Scene It?® brand. Scene It?® Bright Lights! Big Screen!™ will be the first videogame in the Scene It? franchise available for Wii™ and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems and marks a return for the brand to the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft. Previous product success on the Xbox platform combined with casual gaming’s explosive growth create a tremendous opportunity for Screenlife to bring its unique brand of entertainment trivia game play to millions of new consumers.

Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! offers a wide variety of media-rich trivia that provides movie fans and social gamers with a lively, competitive group gaming experience. Trivia content in the game will include recently released 2009 movies as well as fan favorite Hollywood hits from the last four decades. There are numerous game improvements, including:

Thousands of new questions
A new and improved single player option
Party play modes
Many new puzzle types
12 all-new player avatars
A simplified game interface
A new, very entertaining game host
New, unique mini-game content

Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! brings it all together and provides incredible fun for the whole family. Single-player mode challenges player speed and entertainment trivia know-how, while multi-player mode creates a challenging social gameplay experience.

Also today, Screenlife and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) announce a distribution agreement where WBIE will handle worldwide distribution of Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!

“We are thrilled to collaborate with WBIE on the release of Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen!,” said Barry Watts, Chief Executive Officer of Screenlife. “Combining WBIE’s world-class distribution expertise with our most entertaining console trivia game to-date, Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! is sure to be a smash hit with movie and pop-culture fans of all ages.”

“The globally successful Scene It? brand and movie based trivia are a great fit for Warner Bros. as a games publisher and a film studio,” said John Quinn, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We are launching Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! on a variety of videogame consoles to more widely offer its dynamic entertainment experience to the expanding casual videogame audience.”
Artificial Mind & Movement (A2M) is developing Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! for Screenlife.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Screenlife
Screenlife, a leader in entertainment trivia games, is transforming the way the world has fun through its pop culture-based games, including Scene It?, the number-one selling DVD trivia game worldwide. Located in Seattle, WA, Screenlife’s socially interactive and immersive games are now on multiple platforms including DVD, game consoles, and mobile phones.

Since its 2002 launch, Scene It? has grown into an international, award-winning brand with trivia game editions that include Movie, TV, Sports, Music, Friends, Harry Potter, Disney, Seinfeld, Star Trek and The Simpsons. Scene It? DVD games feature patented Optreve® DVD Enhancement Technology and have been translated into twelve languages across 29 countries.

A leader in entertainment licensing, Screenlife has struck hundreds of deals with major Hollywood studios, sports leagues and recording labels, as well as top actors, athletes and musicians.

For more information about Scene It? and other Screenlife games, visit www.screenlifegames.com or call (866) DVD-GAME.

Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

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

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

  • DSi: The Latest issue of Famitsu shows that Okamiden is the sequel to Okami and is on the DSi. http://ow.ly/nyKO

  • you will be able to export tracks from Lego Rock Band and play them in Rock Band 2...for a small fee. http://ow.ly/nyLf

  • UK Game Charts, Batman Arkham Asylum, Wii Sports Resort, Ashes Cricket, Wolfenstein, Wii Fit, are top 5. http://ow.ly/nyLw

  • PS3: the first animated background for firmware 3.0 has gone live in America for $2.99. its Little Big Planet http://ow.ly/nyM4

  • PS3: The first free dynamic background can be found in the Japanese PSN store. this one is from Afrika. http://ow.ly/nyMR

  • DSi: The first review for Pokemon HEartGold/ SoulSilver comes from Famitsu, and they give it 9/10/9/9 http://ow.ly/nyMx

  • PS3: The ESRB has rated many PS1 Classics, Bloody Roar, Cool Boarders 2+3, SimCity 2000, OddWorld Abes Exodus/Oddysee ... http://ow.ly/nyNn

  • PS3: a job listing hints that StarHawk will have a single player campaign as well as multiplayer http://ow.ly/nyP6

  • QTE Blog: New Screenshots for DC Universe http://ow.ly/15NhHz

  • Wii: The internet channel is now free Nintendo will reimburse all those who bought it with a free NES game. http://ow.ly/nz0a

  • 360: its rumoured that a Xbox 360 press conference tomorrow in Japan will announce a Price Drop in that territory. http://ow.ly/nAaW

  • DSi: Latest Famitsu magazine reveals that the Zack & Wiki producer and Ace Attorney director are working on Ghost Trick http://ow.ly/nAc9

  • DSi: The First DSi only game has been revealed as Monster Finder. DSi camera is used to catch monsters. http://ow.ly/nAzx

  • PS3: Home Trophy Space is still being constructed. http://ow.ly/nBq7

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Wi Fit Plus Releases In North America On October 4th For $19.99 http://ow.ly/15Nj2G

  • PS3: Bayonetta has no been shown running on PS3. currently, "its very blurry and the framerate was all over the place" http://ow.ly/nCvY

  • QTE Blog: Namco Announce Mr Driller For iPhone And Ipod Touch http://ow.ly/15Nj9Y

  • QTE Blog: New Batman Arkham Asylum NVIDIA PhysX PC Screenshots http://ow.ly/15Nk2m

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Two New DSi Colours And A New WiiMote, Wii MotionPlus, And Nunchuck Colour http://ow.ly/nDqW

  • 360: UK Xbox 360 sales are up 43%, week on week, since the price drop. http://ow.ly/nDFo

  • Take 2 announce Q3 2009 drop of profits of $55.5Million http://ow.ly/nEnQ

  • 360: Take 2 announce that all of their studios have Natal dev kits. http://ow.ly/nEo7

  • New Modern Warfare 2 video footage has been released showing in game footage of a online capture the flag mode. http://ow.ly/nEt3

  • Take Two have expect Bioshock 2, Red Dead Redemption, Mafia II, And Max Payne 3 to ship between February and June 210. http://ow.ly/nEvA

  • QTE Blog: 6 New NHL 10 Screenshots For Xbox 360 And Playstation 3 http://ow.ly/15NkZO

  • QTE Blog: Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad Of Gay Tony Debut Trailer http://ow.ly/15NkZP

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announces A Facebook App For Wii Sports Resort http://ow.ly/nEIM

  • QTE Blog: Funcom Announce The Establishment Of A New Studio In MontrĂ©al. http://ow.ly/15Nlmm