Friday, September 25, 2009

Microsoft Has Released 7 Videos Of Japanese Developers Discussing Their Thoughts On Natal

Microsoft has released 7 videos of 7 different, Japanese, developers providing their brief thoughts on Natal. the developers discuss many different possible uses for Natal, ranging from simple jumping to interaction with an audience. the developers also come from many different genres and have different personal ideas on where Natal could take the industry in the future.

The videos are subtitled as the language spoken in all of them is Japanese.

Mr Naoki Maeda

Mr Keiji Inafune

Mr Kenichiro Nagoshi

Mr Yozo Sakagami

Mr Masanori Takeuchi

Mr Kenichiro Imaizumi

Mr Keisuke Kikuchi

Sega Has Released 3 New Videos For Football Manager 2010 On The PC

Sega has released 3 new trailers for Football Manager 2010. the first trailer shows the 3D Match Engine during a match. the second trailer shows the 3D match engine during a replay.
the final trailer shows how you can create your own tactics for you team. it goes into picking a formation, playing philosophy, Playing Style, Player Roles, Player Duties, Starting Strategy, And Summary. these 8 steps come with a "How To" guide explaining what each step means, and how each option, in that step, can change your teams strategy.

3D Match Engine Trailer

Match Engine Replay Trailer

Create Your Own Tactics Walkthrough

i do apologise for the quality of the videos, unfortunately i do not have the funds to offer HD quality videos but, but i hope it's good enough for you readers.

Nintendo Have Revealed The Boxart For New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Nintendo have revealed what the Boxart for new Super Mario Bros. Wii looks like. you can click on the image to see it bigger.

Namco Announce That TheTrivia Series,Worst-Case Scenario, Is Out On The iTunes App Store For $0.99

Namco Networks have announced that the Worst-Case Scenario series has been released on the iTunes App Store, in America, for $0.99. the app is a trivia based game, with more than 300 questions available. there is the option to purchase 3 more 300 trivia question packs for $0.99 each. The App has Facebook Connect, enabling users to upload their rankings and share achievements on twitter.

Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 25, 2009 The hit survival trivia book series, Worst-Case Scenario®, is launching on Apple’s App Store to test users’ survival knowledge and powers of observation. Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of mobile, iPhone and PC games for mass-market casual gamers, today announced the release of Worst-Case Scenario for 99 cents. Worst-Case Scenario is an entertaining and informative trivia game based on the popular handbook series created by Quirk Productions and published by Chronicle Books which has sold more than 10 million copies and been translated into 26 languages.

The game gives players access to more than 300 trivia questions, providing hours of unique game play. Additionally, Namco Networks utilizes the in-app purchasing feature to provide three additional 300 question downloadable content packs, each priced at 99 cents.

“Players can see if their survival instincts are spot on for everything from crossing piranha-infested waters to wedding disasters,” said Jonathan Kromrey, general manager of Apple Games for Namco Networks. “This is just another example of a great 99 cent title that provides quick and satisfying entertainment. Once done playing, there are three additional question packs available for download for even more challenge and fun.”

Consumers can test their survival skills and prepare themselves for almost any disaster while on the go with this new iPhone game. Worst-Case Scenario features rapid-fire trivia questions covering 11 different categories from the best-selling books, including dating, outdoor survival and politics. Players can test their skills with questions ranging from surviving the direst of dating disasters to avoiding an angry alligator attack.

Worst-Case Scenario also features Facebook Connect, allowing users to post their rankings on Facebook and share achievements with their friends.

For more information on Worst-Case Scenario or other games by Namco, please visit or NAMCO NETWORKS on Facebook.

About Namco Networks
Namco Networks America, Inc., a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc., is a worldwide leader in cutting-edge, digitally distributed casual entertainment including mobile, iPhone and casual PC games. More information about Namco Networks products can be found at or at

©2008 WORST-CASE SCENARIO by Namco. Based on THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK series Copyright ©1999-2008 by Quirk Productions. First published and under license from Chronicle Books LLC and Quirk Productions, Inc. Worst-Case Scenario® is a registered trademark of Quirk Productions, Inc. ©2008 Namco Networks America, Inc.

About Quirk Books
Quirk Books ( is the foremost publisher of "irreference" books--entertaining, informative, and irreverent reference and crossover nonfiction for adults. Quirk is based in Philadelphia, PA, and was founded by David Borgenicht, creator of the WORST CASE SCENARIO brand.

About Chronicle Books
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the U.S., Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative, distinctive books and gifts. For more information, please visit

EA Announce That Battlefield Heroes has 2 Million Registered Players And Heroes Of The Fall Update

EA Has announced that their free to play online PC game, Battlefield Heroes, now has 2 million registered users. in celebration of this milestone, EA have also announced that on September 30th, They will release a free update to the game called Heroes Of The Fall.
Heroes Of The Fall brings to the game a new map. it will be a infantry focuses map, set in a village in autumn. the village has bridges, alleyways and channels that can be used to sneak on the enemy. the update also brings other upgrades to the game including upgrades to the Gunner class and improvements to the friends system.

Press Release

STOCKHOLM --(Business Wire)-- Sep 25, 2009 Soldiers, we salute you! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that Battlefield Heroes™, the hit Play4Free third-person shooter has recruited two million registered players. With endless hours of signature Battlefield sandbox action, Battlefield Heroes is EA’s latest web-based free to download, free to play title which generates revenue through advertising and in-game item sales. To celebrate this milestone, on September 30, EA will release a free ‘Heroes of the Fall’ update for the game, including a brand new map.

Set against the backdrop of autumn colors, the new map will be infantry-focused and set in a village with dozens of intersecting canals. Intense battles will play out on the bridges and crossings, while sneaky players can use the alleyways and channels to move unnoticed for sudden flanking maneuvers and rear-guard actions.

Starting today, EA is accepting proposed names for the new map at Players can submit a proposed name for the soon-to-be released map, and that name may be selected by the Battlefield Heroes development team.

“Along with this new map, ‘Heroes of the Fall’ includes a slew of changes including upgrades of the Gunner class and improvements to the friends system,” said Ben Cousins, General Manager, Battlefield Heroes team. “We’ve also added a brand new ranking system for the game – players can earn cool new titles for their heroes as they play – showing everyone on the battlefield how dedicated they are.”

Battlefield Heroes is offered completely for free*. With its fun cartoon-style graphics, customized matchmaking and non-stop action, the game caters to players of all skill levels.

Players can quickly download and easily launch the game from Before going into battle, gamers can create a number of personalized characters. Battlefield Heroes features a non-traditional third-person camera view so players can admire their one-of-a-kind hero while taking out the enemy. Character customisation items are available for Valor Points (points earned by playing the game) or with Battlefunds (a fictional currency bought with a credit card, PayPal or other methods) so players can update or change their hero’s style at any time.

Battlefield Heroes is rated “T” by the ESRB and “16+” by PEGI. For more information on the game, please visit or Or follow us on Twitter at

*Internet connection required.

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. Battlefield Heroes is a trademark or registered trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Nintendo Announce A Limited Edition Wii Sports Resort With 2 Wii Motion Plus

Nintendo has announced, that while Stocks last, they will be releasing a limited edition Wii Sports Resort bundle that will come with 2 Wii Motion Plus Accessories. The new bundle has a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Press Release

REDMOND, Wash. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 24, 2009 Wii Sports Resort™ is all about getting multiple people involved in friendly sporting competitions. Starting Oct. 12, consumers will have even more incentive to get in on the fun when Nintendo releases a special, limited-edition bundle of the Wii Sports Resort game and not one but two Wii MotionPlus™ accessories, which bring enhanced precision to games.

The bundle will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Typically, Wii Sports Resort comes with a single Wii MotionPlus unit at a suggested retail price of $49.99, and additional Wii MotionPlus units are available at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

“Shoppers are looking for value as we head into the holiday season, and this Wii Sports Resort bundle is a gift that players of all ages and experience levels can enjoy,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Best of all, it instantly gets multiple members of the household engaged in playing as soon as the package is opened.”

The new bundle will be available while supplies last at most major retailers.

Through the end of August, Wii Sports Resort has already sold more than 1.25 million units in the United States alone, according to the NPD Group. Nearly 2.9 million Wii MotionPlus accessories are in the hands of the public. That includes all those sold with Wii Sports Resort, standalone sales of 1.36 million and an additional 257,000 bundled with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10.

For more information about Nintendo, please visit

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

Here is today's Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays news.
Don't forget,you can subscribe to the Audio Re-Cap Podcast on iTunes. if you do, it would be great if you can review and rate the podcast.

A podcast is available on iTunes from:

A RSS Feed from Podbean:

And on Re-Cap

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • PS3: Sony Motion Controller coming Spring 2010. picture in link. Sony say it'll meet requirements of hardcore players.

  • PS3: there will be 15 first party motion controller games at its launch. 5 games will be patched for it.

  • PS3: A New Resident Evil 5 is coming in Spring. it will use the motion controller.

  • PS3: Sony Japan announce a limited Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Bundle. it has a white 250 gb Lightning emblazoned PS3 + game.

  • PS3: Sony announce that Gran Turismo 5 is coming out in march 2010 in Japan.

  • PSPgo: Song has revealed the PSP converter for the PSPgo, it'll enable camera/GPS/1-seg tuner to be used on the PSPgo.

  • PS3: Trailer For The Last Guardian has Fumito Ueda talking indepth about his game, about various things, + new footage

  • PS3: new trailer for Final Fantasy XIV has been released showing in game cutscenes, music, and some story

  • PS3: PS1 Game Final Fantasy VIII Has been released on the Japanese PSN. no word on its release else where.

  • Gran Turismo 5 is 65% complete. Final Fantasy XIII is 90%, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker: 50%, God of War III: 60% + more

  • PS3: The PSN Has 29 Million Registered Users. Little Big Planet has 2 Million User created levels.

  • PS3: European Video Store is set to go live in November.

  • Sony is teasing a mysterious Box at the Tokyo Game Show. its being shown along with the PSP stuff.

  • UK retailer GAME have announced that its used games revenues have risen 12.3%, making up 25.7% of total sales.

  • PSPgo: Kotaku have some pictures of PSPgo Accessories.

  • PSP: Sony has cut the price of the PSP 3000 in Japan by 15%. it'll now cost ¥16,800, around $185.

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce A $50 Nintendo Wii Price Drop, And A Release Date For New Super Mario Bros.

  • PSP: The PSP Comic service has support from all major Japanese publishers. it will start in Japan in December.

  • 360: Microsoft has risen the Xbox Live Arcade size cap. it initially was 50mb, but now is 2 GB. it can't go higher.

  • PSP: Sony announce Playstation Room. similar to Home. it features blog, album, group gathering, chat support, 3D Avatars

  • PC: Assassins Creed 2 has been delayed until 1st quarter 2010. this is to give the devs more time to deliver quality.

  • Mac: Bioshock is coming out October 7th. it will retail for $49.95, £34.99. the system specs are in the link

  • 360: The Joyride community unlock a track in the game when the experience level of all its users reaches a certain level.

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Has Released Screenshots For The Upcoming Xbox Live Arcade Game, 0 Days.

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Has Released New Screenshots For The Upcoming Free To Play Joyride Game.

  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 24/09/09

  • The FIFA Team are working towards offering players the chance to play replays of action from TV Football Matches.

  • PS3: Undersiege has been delayed until spring 2010 to make use of the Motion Controller. they will also add new features.

  • PSP: RT @ryanodonnell: Download the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker TGS demo now: Maybe I'll have to do that.

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Has Released Screenshots Of The Last FM Service On The Xbox 360

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Has Released Screenshots For The New Zune Video Market Place On The Xbox 360

  • DSi: Assassins Creed II Discovery will have DSi only features, the game will still play on normal DS.

  • 360: Halo 3 ODST Players have been reporting Disc Errors with the game. Halo 3 multiplayer disc seems unaffected

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Has Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Crackdown 2

  • PS3: Australia is getting 250gb PS3 Slim Bundles, Uncharted 2, Singstar Mowtown, EyePet, Ratchet & Clank A Crack in Time

  • PS3: A Possible Boxart For The Japanese Version of Final Fantasy XIII Has been spotted next to the Limited FF XIII PS3

  • PS3: Koei has announced that the once PC exclusive, Dynasty Warriors Online, is coming to the PS3 in 2010.

  • PS3: Its rumoured that cross game voice chat is coming in firmware 3.10 in October.

  • QTE Blog: Rockstar Has Released A New Trailer For Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad Of Gay Tony

  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce That The Playstation 3 Slim Has Sold 1 Million Units In 3 Weeks

  • QTE Blog: New Screenshots For Alan Wake And A Fact Sheet For The Game