Monday, September 21, 2009

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo has released this weeks USA WiiWare, Virtual Console, And DSiWare update. this week there is 2 WiiWare games, 1 Virtual Console Game, and 2 DSiWare games.


You, Me, and the Cubes
This game costs 1,000 Wii Points and is 1 or 2 players. in the game you have to create creatures called Fallos and then toss them onto cubes. once you have the desired amount of Fallos on cubes you win. however, not all cubes are the same, and you need to watch out for weight and balance of your Fallos or they'll fall off.

Family Tennis*
This game costs 500 Wii Points and is for 1 to 4 players. the game has 3 different modes,Elimination Match, Free Match and Thrilling Rally, which can be played with either the computer or with other players.

Virtual Console

Last Ninja 2*
This Game was a Commodore 64 Game. it will cost 500 Wii Points and its single player only. you play as Armakuni, a Ninja leader transported to 1988 Manhattan to vanquish the evil Kunitoki.

Nintendo DSiWare

Clubhouse Games Express: Strategy Pack
This game costs 500 DSi Points and is for 1 to 8 Players. this is a DSiWare version of the popular Clubhouse Games. this version features 5 games, Turncoat, Connect 5, Field Tactics, Grid Attack, and Backgammon.

MySims Camera
This application costs 200 DSi Points and is single player only. this application allows you to take pictures and overlay characters from My Sims on them. you can draw on the photos or use a stamp tool. there is an option to change the frame, and when your done you can share the picture with friends.

*Apologises for the small size of the pictures but that was the size that Nintendo Provided.

Press Release

Beware of falling objects and soaring imaginations with this week's new downloadable game offerings from Nintendo. The WiiWare™ service welcomes the precarious puzzle action of You, Me, and the Cubes™ and the court-storming antics of Family Tennis. Commodore 64 favoriteLast Ninja 2 arrives on the Virtual Console™, pushing players to heroic heights in a classic martial-arts adventure. Nintendo DSiWare™ users can let the chips fall where they may withClubhouse Games™ Express: Strategy Pack or create imaginative pictures with MySims™ Camera. Another heads-up for Nintendo DSi fans: Consumers can still receive 1,000 bonus Nintendo DSi Points™ by purchasing a new Nintendo DSi™ game system and connecting to the Nintendo DSi Shop by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Oct. 5, 2009. For full offer details, please visit


You, Me, and the Cubes
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Experience a unique combination of strategy and skill as you maintain a level playing field in the physics-based action puzzler You, Me, and the Cubes. The action centers around Fallos, mysterious creatures that resemble humans and have an ability to balance on a playing field of 3-D cubes. First, create a pair of Fallos inside your Wii Remote™ controller by shaking it up and down. Next, determine suitable places for the Fallos to land, then fling them to the selected cube with a swinging motion. After that, the Fallos are on their own. If your placement is sound, the Fallos will remain stable and you'll clear the stage after tossing a required number onto the cubes. But if the weight or locations of Fallos causes the cubes to tilt and sway too much, the Fallos will lose their balance and fall off. Adding to the challenge, you'll find that some cubes have different properties, making tosses tricky and further threatening the stability of the Fallos. Guide Fallos through dozens of single-player stages or invite family and friends to join you in two-player cooperative mode.

Family Tennis
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Daddy, Mommy, Sarah and Billy return for some hard-hitting, fast-paced tennis action. Battle it out between the happy family members as you vie for the top spot. Choose from three different modes: Elimination Match, Free Match and Thrilling Rally. Play against the CPU or compete with friends. Elimination Match mode pits you against the CPU to test your skills, while Free Match mode allows you to play against another player under conditions of your choosing. Thrilling Rally mode lets you join up to three other players and rally to see who can get to 100 points first.

Virtual Console

Last Ninja 2
Original platform: Commodore 64
Publisher: Commodore Gaming
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: The ninja known as the Mystic Shadow Warriors were the elite fighting force of ninth-century feudal Japan. The evil Shogun Kunitoki was once beaten, but he has gathered all his mystic powers to create a modern-day tyranny in Manhattan. Face your archenemy Kunitoki in the urban jungle and conquer him with your ninja skills. Transported to 1988 Manhattan by an unknown force, the ninja leader Armakuni must find a way to defend himself against the unknown dangers that lie before him. Will this be the final battle? Can you vanquish the evil Kunitoki once and for all?

Nintendo DSiWare

Clubhouse Games Express: Strategy Pack
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-8
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Prepare yourself for a lesson in tactics as you play through five strategy-based games in this Nintendo DSiWare version of the popular Clubhouse Games. Take on an opponent in the classic Backgammon, invade an enemy base in Field Tactics, sandwich your opponent's pieces to capture them in Turncoat, create strings of five in a row in Connect Five and guess where to attack your opponent's pieces in Grid Attack. Play by yourself or use DS Download Play to host as many as seven friends.

MySims Camera
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Players: 1
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: MySims Camera is a camera application that utilizes popular MySims characters. You can take photos and overlay 3-D MySims characters to bring them into the real world. The 3-D characters can be animated, moved, scaled, rotated and cropped. You can also draw on the photos with the stylus or use the stamp tool to add more art and style. Create a unique frame and save the photos to the Nintendo DSi Camera album to share with friends. MySims Camera is a fun, creative experience for the entire family.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii™ Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, or

EA Has Released Screenshots, Artwork, And A Trailer Showing The Belle De Nuit "Club" In The Saboteur

EA has showed of the The Belle De Nuit "Club" in their upcoming Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 game The Saboteur. the Artwork shows some of the styles and prototypes of design for the Club and the people who work their, whilst the screenshots and trailer show the club in action, various parts of the club, patrons and workers of the club, whilst the games main character walks through it.

The Saboteur: belle-de-nuit

Sega Announces Empire Total War Update And Warpath Expansion

Sega has announced that Empire Total War is being updated on Tuesday to 1.4, and Thw Warpath Expansion is coming out in October 2009. the Update sixes some minor issues but also adds 2 new battles, for free, the Battle of Rossbach and the Battle of Fontenoy, which can be played in Single Player or Multi player.

The Warpath expansion brings a new detailed North American campaign to the game, and 5 new American Indian factions, the Iroquois, Huron, Plains, Pueblo and Cherokee tribes. these can be used in both the single player and multi player campaigns. a new technology tree is introduced as well as 2 new agent types.

the trailer for the expansion features alot of ingame action showing various battles and units, as well as giving a bit of story from the American Indian Sides. the screenshots and artwork for the game also show many of the new units and battles in the game.

Empire Total War: Warpath

Press Release

LONDON (21st September, 2009) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and The Creative Assembly today announce that Empire: Total War™ expands with The Warpath Campaign. This expansion pack will be exclusively available through Steam™ in October 2009.

Empire: Total War – The Warpath Campaign adds a new detailed North American campaign map to expand the Empire: Total War experience. In addition to this, The Warpath Campaign also adds 5 brand new American Indian factions, the Iroquois, Huron, Plains, Pueblo and Cherokee tribes. The new playable factions will battle the invaders in the Warpath Campaign, and are also playable in multiplayer battles. A new technology tree, with 18 tribal technologies, will only be available to these new factions, as well as 2 new agent types, namely the mystical Shaman and the cunning Scout. These new factions will also have their own unique Elite Units.

The all new update 1.4, which is out on Tuesday September 22nd, fixes some minor issues with Empire: Total War, as well as adding 2 brand new historical battles: the Battle of Rossbach and the Battle of Fontenoy. Both battles are available in single player and multi player and are completely free.

“To further iterate our support for Empire: Total War, we’re happy to announce The Warpath Campaign” says Mike Simpson, Creative Director at the Creative Assembly, “With brand new factions, a full new campaign map to play through and changes to the technology tree, this is the definitive Empire: Total War experience.”

Empire: Total War is set in the 18th century, a turbulent era that is the most requested by Total War’s loyal fan base and a period alive with global conflict, revolutionary fervour and technological advances. Empire: Total War was released on the 6th of March 2009 and will expand this October with The Warpath Campaign.
For further information on Empire: Total War please visit For assets on Empire: Total War or other SEGA games please visit

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at

About Steam:
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Sega Has Released New Screenshots For Jambo! Safari On The Nintendo Wii

Sega has released new screenshots for Jambo! Safari On The Nintendo Wii. the screenshots are in game and show driving in the Jeep and the Photography aspects of the game. the screenshots also show many of the locations that you can explore and the art style of the game.

Jambo! Safari Wii

EA Announces That The Dutch National Team Is In FIFA 10

EA has announced that they and the Dutch Football Association have agreed that the Dutch National team will be included in FIFA 10. in previous games, it was only possible to play a fictitious Dutch team in FIFA games.

FIFA 10 Dutch Team

Press Release

GUILDFORD, UK - 21 September 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), in cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Football Association, announced today that the Dutch national football team is now included in EA SPORTS FIFA 10.

The Royal Netherlands Football Association and Electronic Arts reached an agreement regarding all players of the Dutch selection in FIFA 10. Football players like Wesley Sneijder, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Mark van Bommel can be selected in their real national team kits!

Previously it was only possible to play a fictitious Dutch national team without real player likenesses and the official kits – but this is now history.

FIFA 10 will be available as from 2nd of October in Europe and October 20 in North America.

THQ Announce Chaos Rising Is The New Warhammer 40,000TM: Dawn of War II Expansion

THQ have announced that the next Warhammer 40,000TM: Dawn of War II expansion will be Chaos Rising. it offers new single player and Co-Op campaigns, whilst increasing the level cap from 20 to 30. the first look of the expansion will be in the December issue of PC Gamer, which should be available on newsstands in October.

Press Release

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 21, 2009 THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced Warhammer® 40,000TM: Dawn of War® II – Chaos RisingTM, the next standalone chapter in the critically acclaimed Real-Time Strategy (RTS) series, is scheduled for release on Games For Windows-LIVE in spring 2010. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising features a new playable army, the traitorous Chaos Space Marines, and continues the epic journey of the Blood Ravens as they battle this new, more personal enemy. Developed by award-winning internal studio Relic Entertainment, Chaos Rising offers new single-player and co-op campaigns, a level cap increase from 20 to 30, more powerful war-gear and a suite of innovative multiplayer options. The exclusive first look preview of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising will be featured in PC Gamer’s December issue, available on newsstands by October 12.

“Chaos Rising delivers a tremendous amount of new content, including the powerful Chaos Space Marines, new multiplayer maps and units, a new level cap and a continuation of the Blood Ravens single player campaign,” said Kevin Kraff, vice president of global brand management, THQ. “Relic’s passion for the Warhammer 40,000 universe and talent in crafting innovative RTS games will ensure Chaos Rising is an engaging experience that will advance the franchise and genre.”

“Dawn of War II took intimate brutality to another level and introduced RPG-RTS hybrid gameplay,” said Jonathan Dowdeswell, general manager, Relic Entertainment. “The epic struggle between Space Marines and the forces of Chaos lets us take those two game-play elements and create an even more intense experience – this time, the battle is personal.”

About Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising
Set in the grim, war-ravaged world of Games Workshop’s vast Warhammer 40,000 science fiction universe, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Risingtransports players into the midst of an intergalactic war between ancient enemies. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising introduces the Chaos Space Marines as a new playable army, continues the single player campaign from the original Dawn of War II, delivers all new wargear and raises the level cap from 20 to 30. Relic Entertainment will also deliver new multiplayer maps and new units for the Orks, Eldar, Tyranids and Space Marines. Veterans of the Dawn of War II single player campaign can use their existing squads’ accumulated wargear, abilities and experience to battle the traitorous Chaos Space Marines of the Black Legion throughout 20 new missions. Newcomers to Dawn of War II will begin the single player campaign with a squad of Space Marines fully equipped to take on the malevolent forces of Chaos. Powerful Chaos tainted wargear can be equipped and used against your enemy, but doing so could lead to dreadful consequences. Will you risk corruption for power? For more information on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising, please

About Games Workshop
Games Workshop is the world's largest tabletop wargames company. Based in Nottingham, UK, it designs, manufactures and distributes its range of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniature soldiers, novels and resin models through more than 355 of its own Hobby centers, mail order, Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at Games Workshop, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising, the foregoing marks' respective logos, and all associated marks, logos, places, names, creatures, races and race insignia/devices/logos/symbols, vehicles, locations, weapons, units and unit insignia, characters, products, illustrations and images are either ®, TM and/or © Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2009. Used under license. All Rights Reserved.

About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at THQ, Relic Entertainment and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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Mad Catz Announce They Have A License To Publish Videogame Accessories Based On Sonic The Hedgehog

Mad Catz have announced that they have stuck a deal with Sega in obtaining a license to publish videogame accessories based on the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. the deal gives mad Catz the rights to publish the range of accessories in North America.

Press Release

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)-- Sep 21, 2009 Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, announced today that it has secured a license from Sega® of America, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of videogames, to produce branded videogame accessories based on the Sonic the Hedgehog intellectual property. The agreement gives Mad Catz North American rights to a range of accessories for all current videogame platforms.

“Sonic is one of the videogame industry’s most popular and enduring characters and we are thrilled to initiate this relationship with Sega to create Sonic-branded videogame accessories,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “We look forward to offering unique and exciting accessories to fans of this truly iconic videogame and popular culture character.”

About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Mad Catz is a global leader in providing innovative peripherals for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz designs and markets accessories for videogame systems and publishes videogame software, including the industry-leading GameShark videogame enhancements, under its Mad Catz, GameShark and Joytech brands. Mad Catz also designs and markets mice, keyboards, headsets, PC gaming controllers and other PC peripherals through its Saitek brand, and develops, manufactures and markets proprietary portable earphones under its AirDrives brand. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products throughout North America and Europe, and is expanding its distribution reach in Asia. For additional information please go to,, and

About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at

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  • PSPgo: Retail units are being unboxed. engadget Joystiq . they can't talk about it tho

  • PSPgo: And a 1up unboxing, with size comparison pictures

  • Capcom will make an announcement regarding a Street Fighter IV sequel in the near future.

  • iPhone: Lets Tap is out on the App store today for $4, £2.39. the game features different tap modes.

  • Wii: Toy Story Mania! is getting a peripheral, by Thrustmaster, which is shaped like Buzz Lightyears ray gun.

  • New Bomberman game announced. Bomberman Live Battlefest has new modes, 8 player online, teams, Avatar support + mroe

  • Frozenbyte have said that there will be more Trine. they haven't said what platforms, or what the game will be.

  • Japanese mag, V Jump, have released details on another Final Fantasy XIII character, Serah Farron. she's lightnings sister

  • PS3: have re-posted that Gran Turismo 5 release date is December 29th.

  • Wii: Game UK have posted a boxart for Shaun White Snowboarding 2. it says Feat. Cammie Dunaway, but thats a E3 08 joke

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Announces That The Limited Edition “The Beatles: Rock Band” Xbox 360 Sells For $17,300

  • DSi: the Scribblenauts devs have teased on their facebook page that a special announcement is coming soon.

  • Zune HD: the free games appear to have a advert that plays each time you start up the game.

  • Koei say that only 8% of their sales are outside of Japan. Temco sells 89.6% in Japan, Square Enix sells 86.6% in Japan

  • Wii: Nintendo has apparently confirmed a $50 price drop in an conference call with retailers and it comes September 27th.

  • PS3: A Video has emerged of Water and new creation tools in Little Big Planet. they're currently in Beta.

  • PS3: A 250 gb PS3 Slim Bundle With FIFA 10 has been spotted at a Spanish Game website

  • PC: Trackmania 2 has been announced. set for 2010 release. has splitscreen. team spent 3 years on it. trailer in link.

  • 360: Halo ODST reviews are coming in. hit the lnk for a collection of sites and scores. seems to be doing well.

  • PSP: Gran Turismo has a feature where you can install the game to Memory Stick to reduce load times.

  • QTE Blog: New "Ice Trailer" For Mario And Sonic At The Winter Olympic Games On The Nintendo Wii

  • QTE Blog: New "Ice Trailer" For Mario And Sonic At The Winter Olympic Games On The Nintendo DS

  • QTE Blog: New Wackey World Of Sports Trailer For The Nintendo Wii

  • PS3: Yakuza 3, confirmed by, is coming out in EU and USA markets. the game is currently being localised.

  • QTE Blog: Koei Has Released Artwork And A Trailer For Warriors Legends Of Troy On The Xbox 360 And Playstation 3.

  • Wii: Final Fantasy has been found on the ESRB website. most likely coming to the Virtual Console.

  • Concept paintings have emerged from a cancelled Halo project, possible called Halo Universe.

  • PSP: Japanese mag, V Jump, says Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep has multiplayer co-op, up to 3 players, using ad-hoc.

  • Activision say there are no plans for a PS3 Modern Warfare 2 Bundle.

  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Has Released A New Forza 3 Video Where RJ De Vera Talks About His Experience With The Game

  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week

QTE Tweets Of The Week

The Following are the top 10 most clicked QTE Gamers tweets of the week.

10 has listed Midnight Club Los Angeles Complete edition for Xbox 360 and PS3. they retail for $30

9 PS3: There is a Singstar Beatles pack coming. it features 2 Singstar wired mic's and The Beatles Rock Band Game.

8 Ninja Theroy's game Enslaved detailed. inspired by Chinese novel, Journey To West and written by Alex Garland.

7 PS3: Red Alert 3: Commander’s Challenge is coming out this week on the EU PSN. no word on price.

6 QTE Blog: EA Has Released The Boxart For Littlest Pet Shop Friends For Nintendo Wii And Nintendo DS

5 QTE Blog: Valkyria Chronicles II Announcement Trailer

4 More artwork and maps have been released for the Final Fantasy XII game Grin were working on, codename Fortress.

3 PS3: A Uncharted 2 250 GB PS3 Slim bundle image has been leaked.

2 QTE Blog: New Screenshots Of Daft Punk In DJ Hero

1 PC: the system requirements for Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 have been released.