Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hi, How Are You, Now Out On App Store. Features Music And Art From Daniel Johnston

DR Fun Fun have announced that Hi, How Are You is now out on the App Store. the game is currently on offer for $0.99 and £0.59. the game features music and artwork by Daniel Johnston.
You Play as a cursed frog, and must work your way through 25+, physics filled, mazes to undo the curse. there are achievements to earn which unlock original art by Daniel Johnston himself.

Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Sep 29, 2009 Hi, How Are You, the first ever toon-shaded 3D puzzle platformer for the iPhone and iPod Touch, is now available at the App Store. The game features a psychedelic universe filled with dynamic physics-driven gameplay, surreal enemies and challenging puzzles featuring Daniel Johnston’s fascinating music and art.

Hi, How Are You begins with Satan turning the innocent Jeremiah into a frog and stealing the object of his affection. To win back his true love’s freedom, Jeremiah must progress through 25+ devilish levels to reverse the curse that Satan has inflicted upon him.

While racing through psychedelic mazes, Jeremiah evolves into four different characters, each with a unique play style. Players can choose to control the game by using either intuitive tilt controls or a virtual on-screen joystick. They can also collect more than 20 achievements, unlocking original artwork by Daniel Johnston himself. Achievements can also be shared automatically with friends on Facebook – taking bragging rights to a whole new social level.

Daniel Johnston’s music has been critically acclaimed for his original and evocative style. He has acquired legions of fans including legends such as David Bowie, Tom Waits, Beck and the late Kurt Cobain, who wore his Hi, How Are You frog t-shirt in concerts.
Johnston’s art has been featured in prestigious art galleries around the globe, including the Whitney Museum of Art, in its Biennial exhibition, when Johnston was referred to as “one of the most creative contemporary artists in the world.”
Hi, How Are You was created in collaboration by developers Dr. Fun Fun and Smashing Studios. The game is available at an introductory price of $0.99 for a limited time only through Apple’s App Store.

For more information About Daniel Johnston, his original music and artwork, please visit http://www.hihowareyou.com or his fan site www.rejectedunknown.com.

There is no question mark at the end of Johnston’s famous line, Hi, How Are You. This is his trademark; his greeting to all

Microsoft Officially Announce The Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle And Xbox 306 Wireless Controller Game Pack

Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle and the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack.
The Holiday Value Bundle consists of a Xbox 360 120GB Elite, Lego Batman And Pure. this bundle has a US Estimated Retail Price of $299.
The Wireless Controller Pack consists of a Black Wireless Xbox 360 Controller and Xbox Live Arcade games, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2, Lumines Live, Bomberman Live, And Ms Pac-Man. there is also a 48 hour Xbox Live Gold Trial. This Bundle as A Estimated Retail Price of $59.99.

You can click the pictures to see them bigger.

Press Release

Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle and More
Published September 29, 2009
With the holidays just around the corner, Xbox 360® has announced two new offerings to make shopping season a breeze, the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle and the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack. Start building that holiday wish list, or give the gift of games and entertainment to your family, friends or yourself!

When the weather outside is frightful, Xbox 360 offers more value in the box with the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle, including a premium Xbox 360 Elite console and two games the whole family can enjoy – at no added cost. Enjoy making your way through Gotham City by building, driving, swinging, and fighting in Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s LEGO® Batman™: The Videogame featuring the DC Comics superhero, Batman – and his deadly foes! And, perform incredible stunts while jumping from massive peaks in the award-winning and critically acclaimed PURE, a quad-based action sports game from Disney Interactive Studios. Plus, with a 120GB hard drive to download and stream movies, TV shows and Game Add-ons, the Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle provides endless entertainment this holiday season. The Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle ships to retailers today and will be available for $299 (U.S. ERP).

The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack* is a perfect gift or stocking stuffer at a great price. This bundle includes a black wireless controller along with four hit Xbox LIVE Arcade games including Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2™, the latest version of the frenetic retro shooter game,Lumines™ Live!, the award-winning music-based puzzle game, Bomberman Live, which allows you to compete with up to eight players online as you battle through exotic arenas, and a downloadable token for Ms. Pac-Man, an arcade classic. You’ll also receive a 48-hour Xbox LIVE Gold Trial to experience everything Xbox LIVE has to offer. Add the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Game Pack to your holiday fun, available this November for $59.99 (U.S. ERP).

*Available in countries where LIVE service is sup

EA Price Warhammer Online Age Of Reckoning For Mac's at $19.95 From gametreeonline.com

EA have confirmed the release date for the Mac version of Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning is set for October 28th. EA also have announced that the game can be bought from gametreeonline.com for $19.95, with a 30 day game time included. current subscribers to the game will be able to download the the Mac client for the game for no extra charge.

Press Release

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 29, 2009 Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, today announced that the critically acclaimed MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR), will be released for the Mac® computer platform on October 28, 2009. WAR on Mac will be available to new subscribers via digital download at Gametreeonline.com for $19.95 and includes 30 days of game time. Current subscribers will be able to download the Mac client at no charge for use with existing accounts.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring Warhammer Online and its enthralling Realm vs. Realm combat to the Mac community,” said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. “Come October 28th, the sides of Order and Destruction will be bolsters by a fresh recruit of Mac gamers experiencing for the first time exactly what we mean when we say that ‘WAR is everywhere!’”

The Mac version of WAR is currently being offered for beta testing and allows existing players to download the beta client to their Mac computers and play with their live game accounts. Players who do not have an existing live account, but are interested in playing WAR on the Mac, are able to participate in the beta by downloading a 10-day Mac beta trial. Players who participate in the WAR Mac beta test will receive an exclusive title and trophy reward for their characters within the game.
To download the beta version of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning for Mac or the 10-day beta trial, please visit: www.warhammeronline.com/mac.

Based on the popular tabletop war game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm™ conflict that will provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. Available now for PC and rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, WAR will be available for the Mac on October 28, 2009. For more information about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoningor to download the 10-day free trial, visithttp://www.warhammeronline.com/.

About Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning®
Experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm! Declare your allegiance and join hundreds of thousands of mighty heroes on the battlefields of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, the new MMORPG from Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark Age of Camelot™. Enter a grim fantasy world of perpetual conflict to fight for the Realms of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) or Destruction (Greenskins, Dark Elves, and Chaos). Invade enemy lands, besiege imposing fortresses, and sack sprawling capital cities for the glory of your Realm. Wield devastating magic and deadly weapons, battle monstrous creatures, and join your brothers-in-arms in epic Public Quests™. Climb the Bastion Stair, carry your Guild Banner into battle, and unlock the infinite secrets of the Tome of Knowledge as you travel the world. So sharpen your blade and unleash your inner mutation. The Age of Reckoning has begun and WAR IS EVERYWHERE!

For more information about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, visit: www.warhammeronline.com.

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, Dark Age of Camelot, Mythic Entertainment, Public Quests, and Realm vs. Realm are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Games Workshop, Warhammer, Warhammer Online, Age of Reckoning, and all associated marks, names, races, race insignia, characters, vehicles, locations, units, illustrations and images from the Warhammer world are either ®, ™ and/or © Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2009. Used under license by Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective licensors.

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

This weeks USA Nintendo WiiWare, Virtual Console, And DSiWare update consists of 5 new games. Altered Beast on Virtual Console, Arkanoid Plus! and Driift Mania on Wiiware. Art Academy Second Semester and Dragon Quest Wars on DSiWare.

Virtual Console
This games costs 1,000 Wii points and is 1-2 players. the game starts when you have been bought back to life. Zeus tasks you with rescuing his daughter, Athena, from the underworld. the game features spirit balls who give your character strength and the ability to transform into a variety of forms.
Altered Beast

This game costs 600 Wii Points and is 1-2 players. arcade mode consists of 61 rounds, divided into left and right versions, with two types of boss characters. there is a VS Mode where you can play against the CPU or a friend. there is a Time Mode, where you do challenges to compete rounds in a time limit.

DRiiFT Mania
This game costs 800 Wii points and is 1-8 players. the game is a top down racer with a 12 tracks, 3 Arenas, 4 themed environments, and 32 cars cars. there are also 7 game modes ranging from traditional championships and team races to Cold Potato and Meteorite.

Nintendo DSiWare

Art Academy™: Second Semester
This is 800 DSi Points and is 1 player only. this is a art course which is expanded with a larger set of tools and lessons over the original game.

This is 500 DSi Points and is for 1-4 Players. this is a Grid based strategy game features many of the monsters from Dragon Quest Wars. you can also battle with foes from across the world using the Nintendo WiFi Connection.

Press Release

Greek mythology, grid-based strategy, high-speed racing, classic arcade action and a hand-held art course - this week's additions to the Wii™ Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi™ Shop deliver a wildly entertaining mix. With new WiiWare™, Nintendo DSiWare™ and Virtual Console™ games debuting each week, Nintendo offers downloadable games to please everyone under the sun, and the list keeps on growing. For Nintendo DSi users looking to grow their own game library, here's a valuable tip-off: 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 DSiOffer.Nintendo.com.

Nintendo DSiWare

Art Academy™: Second Semester
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Art Academy is a portable art course that anyone can enjoy. Art Academy: Second Semester provides new and returning students with a larger set of tools and in-depth lessons designed to encourage the creation of more complex artwork. By gaining an even deeper understanding of colors and techniques used by famous impressionist artists, you will be ready to take on more challenging themes that include moving objects, and vast landscapes with distant objects. The openness of Free Paint mode offers plenty of opportunities to hone your skills and boost your confidence as an artist.

Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Language
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: DRAGON QUEST WARS is a grid-based strategy game featuring all of your favorite quirky DRAGON QUEST monsters. Choose from several modes and get ready for battle. While the rules are simple, strategy is the key to victory. The game features single-player and DS Wireless Play, as well as battles with foes worldwide via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. (Broadband Internet access is required for online play.)


Publisher: TAITO
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 600 Wii Points™
Description: ARKANOID Plus! is an updated version of the original arcade blockbuster. Players must destroy colored blocks by guiding an Energy Ball around the screen using a spaceship called a VAUS. The game features a host of new modes and settings that radically alter the experience: Arcade Mode consists of 61 rounds divided into left and right versions, with two types of boss characters appearing in the last round; VS Mode lets players face off against a friend or the CPU; and the unfailingly frantic Time Mode challenges players to clear rounds within a strict time limit. With the subtle differences arising from the choice of "Lives" or "Barrier" rules, plus a plethora of exciting items, you're in for hours and hours of block-busting fun.

DRiiFT Mania
Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment
Players: 1-8
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: DRiiFT Mania is the ultimate top-down multiplayer racing experience. Challenge your friends in fast, exciting races and some totally crazy game modes. You'll need to adapt your driving skills to the different racing environments if you want to succeed.

Virtual Console

Altered Beast™
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Fantasy Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: "Rise from your grave!" When legendary Greek god Zeus brings you back to life with those famous words, you set forth on a mission to rescue his daughter, Athena, from the wicked God of the Underworld, Neff. To survive the gauntlet of mythological foes, you must hunt down the three-headed wolves that inhabit each stage and collect the Spirit Balls that they release. The Spirit Balls increase your strength and allow you to transform into a variety of forms, including a Werewolf, Weredragon, Werebear, Weretiger and the ultimate form, the Golden Werewolf. Each creature possesses powerful attacks to help bring an end to Neff's scheme.

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.

Sega Has Released The Boxart For Super Monkey Ball Sept & Roll On The Nintendo Wii

Sega has released the boxart for Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll. you can click on it to see it bigger.

Boxart For The UK Nintendo DS And Nintendo Wii Versions Of Jambo! Safari

Sega has released the UK boxart for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS versions Of Jambo! Safari. you can click on the pictures to see them bigger.

EA Announces That A Demo For Need For Speed Shift Will Be Available On October 1st For Playstation 3 And Xbox 360

EA Has Announced that a demo for Need For Speed Shift will be available on October 1st to download for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. there are 4 playable cars, BMW M3 (E46), 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10, 2006 Lotus Elise 111R, 2008 Nissan GT-R. there is also a unlockable 5th car, a 2006 Pagani Zonda F. you can race these cars on either the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps or the London River street track.

Press Release

GUILDFORD, UK – September 29, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the console demo of the highly rated Need for Speed SHIFT will be available for download on October 1 on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE. The demo gives players a chance to see for themselves just how SHIFT delivers on the Need for Speed promise of speed, adrenaline and precision racing. Need for Speed SHIFT has been commended by AOL GameDaily as “one of 2009's best racing games” and as “outstanding” by IGN.

Players will sample this year’s most intense authentic racing game by pushing one of four cars to its limits on the world-famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and the tight city circuit of London River. Players that dominate each track and collect enough stars will also unlock the ultimate racing machine; the Pagani Zonda F.

Jump into the cockpit of one of these five cars and find out how Need for Speed SHIFT combines real-world physics with perception based G-forces to deliver a supercharged on-the-track experience.

1. BMW M3 (E46)
2. 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10
3. 2006 Lotus Elise 111R
4. 2008 Nissan GT-R
5. 2006 Pagani Zonda F (unlockable)

The PC demo is currently available for download atwww.needforspeed.com.

The game introduces a brutal first-person crash dynamic that creates an unparalleled immersive experience. The signature cockpit view delivers a true driver’s experience. Need for Speed SHIFT further personalizes the experience through the all-new driver profile -- a unique persona based on the driving skill and style of each player.Need for Speed SHIFT is the most realistic and intensive authentic racing game ever.

With a perfect score from GameSpy.com and G4TV.com, and 90+ scores from IGN.com, Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Team Xbox.com, Game Daily.com, Gametrailers.com and more, Need for Speed SHIFT is the highest rated Need for Speed game in years.

Need for Speed SHIFT is now available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PC, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, mobile and coming soon on the iPhone™. More information can be found atwww.needforspeed.com or follow us on Twitter at NeedforSpeed.

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: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, 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 www.eagames.co.uk/press

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO and Need for Speed are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. The names, designs, and logos of all products are the property of their respective owners and used by permission. Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation" and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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

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  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/15Ryus

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

  • PS3: Little Big Planet is getting Watchmen Costumes DLC. Dr. Manhattan is not included. http://ow.ly/rorh

  • It Appears that the Street Fighter IV News is that the game is getting a new fighter who is set to be revealed on tuesday http://ow.ly/rosS

  • In Assassins Creed II, you take control of Ezio at various points in his life, baby - 45 year old. http://ow.ly/rotK

  • UK Game Charts, Halo 3 ODST, Professor Layton And Pandora’s Box, Need For Speed Shift, Guitar Hero 5, Wii Sports Resort http://ow.ly/rouj

  • Artwork suggests a successor to the Daytona series is in the works for Arcades. could come to PS3/360. http://ow.ly/rouZ

  • The Secret Final Fantasy XIII Trailer from the Premier Party has been publicly released now. possible spoilers Warning! http://ow.ly/rovA

  • PSP: PixleJunk Monsters Deluxe is coming out this Thursday on the EU PSN. no price was given. http://ow.ly/rowm

  • 360: Microsoft say that Halo 3 ODST Disc read errors are”not widespread” and effects a ” very small number of people” http://ow.ly/rpDh

  • PSPgo: Reviews are starting to come in for the PSPgo. Engadget here http://ow.ly/rpP5 , IGN here http://ow.ly/rpPp

  • Infinity Ward have tweeted that they have no plans for a Modern Warfare 2 Demo before the games launch. http://ow.ly/rpQm

  • 360: Bungie have said that Halo 3 ODST has connections to the upcoming Halo Reach, For example the Buck Character. http://ow.ly/rpR8

  • 360: Ninety-Nine Nights II is being reported as having online Co-Op. http://ow.ly/rpRJ

  • PS3: Footage has been leaked of the God Of War Collection. http://ow.ly/rpUP

  • its rumoured that Sqaure Enix in Japan, will be cutting 200 - 300 Jobs. http://ow.ly/rr8s

  • PC: EU Aion Servers are apparently so full that players are not able to even queue to join a game. http://ow.ly/rr9u

  • A Shadow Of The Colossus movie is in the works and Fumito Ueda will have some involvement. http://ow.ly/rrc6

  • PSP: Fieldrunners will have enhanced graphics, music, and new content (over iPhone version). should cost 5 Euros. http://ow.ly/rrd1

  • PSPgo: the PSPgo has been taken apart. appears to have no metal framework inside. http://ow.ly/rre5

  • PSPgo: 2 more PSPgo reviews. Joystiq http://ow.ly/rt4V and Kotaku http://ow.ly/rt5d

  • QTE Blog: Sega Has Released A New Trailer For Mario And Sonic At The Winter Olympic Games On The Nintendo Wii http://ow.ly/15RC1f

  • 4Kids announce they have obtained the rights for Mini Ninja’s. no word if movie or cartoon is coming. http://ow.ly/rt6g

  • PC: The Season 3 Of Star Trek The Original Series On BluRay has a bonus costume for Star Trek online. http://ow.ly/rv5V

  • PS3: It appears that many White controller issues that emerged with Firmware 3.0 were caused by counterfeit controllers http://ow.ly/rv8B

  • Marvellous entertainment said that they didn’t have enough money to attend this years Tokyo Game Show. http://ow.ly/rv8X

  • PS3: Gran Turismo 6 will be made faster than Gran Turismo 5. some things in GT5 maybe left undone for GT6 or PSP game http://ow.ly/rvam

  • QTE Blog: Pictures from Microsoft’s Seattle launch For Halo 3 ODST http://ow.ly/15REmm

  • QTE Blog: EA Sports And British Band The Enemy Team Up To Offer “Be Somebody” For 50p http://ow.ly/15REXh

  • QTE Blog: EA Announces Return to Britannia Campaign To Celebrate Ultima Online’s 12th Anniversary http://ow.ly/15REXi

  • QTE Blog: Majesco Announce That Bananagrams Is Available On The iTunes App Store For $4.99 / £2.99 http://ow.ly/15REXj