Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Zero Punctuation - Darkest of Days

This Weeks Zero Punctuation is focused on Darkest of Days. This game hasn't had the best reviews across the web...but maybe it will fair better in this review?!

EA Has Released The Spore Hero Launch Trailer

EA Has released a new trailer for Spore Hero titled Launch Trailer. the trailer explains some of the features in the game, shows many different battles, and explains that your creature is a Hero who has to explore and defeat the Evil in the game.

Zynga Announce They Have More Than Quadrupled Monthly Users From 30 Million To 129 Million Users

Zynga announce that since April 2009, the amount of users playing their games have more than quadrupled from 30 Million to 129 Million users. everyday, around 34 million users worldwide play Zynga games. Zynga have 4 games in the top 10 Facebook games, FarmVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker, and YoVille.
Farmville currently has over 50 Million users since its launch 3 months ago, making it the fastest growing game on the internet. Mafia Wars is the second largest game on Facebook, behind Farmville, and currently has over 25 million users a month. Zynga Poker has over 150 Million hands dealt a day with 250,000 concurrent players. YoVille has 17 million residents.

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- Sep 30, 2009 Zynga (, the largest developer of social games, today announced that it has more than quadrupled its monthly users over the last six months, making it one of the fastest growing applications on the Internet. In April 2009, Zynga had 30 million monthly active users playing its games, and since then the number has grown to 129 million. Everyday, approximately 34 million users worldwide play Zynga games according to Developer Analytics ( Zynga estimates its current monthly unique visitors are at 70 million.

Today, Zynga has four of the top 10 games on Facebook:

FarmVille – the largest game on Facebook lets players channel their inner farmer by enabling them to grow crops, build farms and interact with fellow farmers. FarmVille has grown to more than 50 million users since its launch three months ago, making it larger than the population of Canada and the fastest growing social game on the Internet. Users have built over 40 million farms, more than 20 times the number of actual farms in the United States, and on an average day, players purchase 500,000 tractors to till their land.

Mafia Wars
– the second largest game on Facebook and a Zynga classic lets players become the boss of their own crime family. More than 25 million users play per month and on an average day undertake more than 140 million “jobs.”

Zynga Poker
(formerly Texas Hold’Em) – the number one poker game on Facebook is the place for high rollers and amateurs alike to indulge in poker. An average day finds Zynga dealing about 150 million hands compared to 11 million hands dealt in Las Vegas. On any day and at any time, Zynga Poker hosts 250,000 concurrent players, making it the world’s largest live casual casino and seating more than 3.5 times the audience of the average NFL stadium.

– the largest virtual world in social games is the place where users decorate their own apartments, complete with furniture and animals. Today, YoVille has over 17 million residents, a community larger than Mumbai (the most densely populated city in the world), that engage in building their own habitat and hanging out with friends. Since August, residents have purchased approximately 10,000 pets and consumed about 400,000 funnel cakes.

“The rise in social gaming reflects the immense popularity of Facebook and the need for people to connect, play and express themselves with others,” said Mark Pincus, founder and CEO of Zynga. “While it is still early in social gaming, the success of our games with the user community underscores the sheer size and potential of this new movement which will finally let fun become the biggest way people interact.”

About Zynga
Zynga is the largest social gaming company with 129 million monthly users. Zynga’s games are available on Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, Friendster, Tagged, Yahoo! and the iPhone, and include FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Vampires, Street Racing, and Scramble. The company is funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, IVP, Union Square Ventures, Foundry Group, Avalon Ventures, Pilot Group, Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel. Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, please visit

Konami Have Released New Screenshots And A New Story Trailer For Tornado Outbreak On XBLA And PSN

Konami has released a new trailer and screenshots for their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network game, Tornado outbreak. the trailer for the game is a story trailer, detailing the back story for the game, introducing some of the characters, and hinting towards what the main characters mission is going to be.
The Screenshots show some of the bad guys and heroes in the game. they also show alot of action and some of the levels in the game.

Tornado Outbreak

Sandisk Announce A New Range Of Memory Cards For Portable Consoles

Sandisk has announced a new range of memory cards for Portable Consoles. The M2 Micro Memory Card is for the PSPgo. The Pro Duo Memory Card and The PRO-HG Duo Memory Card is for the PSP (1,000-3,000). The SDHC Card is for the Nintendo Wii.

SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 Gaming card and Memory Stick PRO Duo adapter

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB

$27.99, $44.99, $74.99, $142.99

SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB

$27.99, $44.99, $65.99, $119.99, $229.99

SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo card

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB

$32.99, $49.99, $76.99, 145.99, $279.99

SanDisk SDHC card for Nintendo DSi system

4GB, 8GB

$32.99, $47.99

Gaming Compatibility Pack (GCP)



Press Release

MILPITAS, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Sep 30, 2009 SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today introduced new additions to its gaming card line designed to boost the storage capacity of handheld video game systems.

The 16 gigabyte (GB)1 SanDisk® Memory Stick Micro™ (M2)™ card is compatible with the Sony® PSP® go system; the 32GB SanDisk® Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ cards are compatible with the Sony PSP® system; and the 8GB SanDisk® SDHC™ card is compatible with the Nintendo DSi™ system. The cards enable gamers to store more of their movies, music, photos and content downloaded from the Internet without worrying about running out of space or consuming their handheld video game system’s onboard storage.

“Many of the new portable gaming systems offer substantial downloadable content for gamers to enjoy, and our gaming memory cards give consumers the added storage capacity they need,” said Tim Sutton, product marketing manager, gaming, SanDisk. “Downloadable games for the PSP system can consume more than 700 megabytes (MB)2 of memory each, not to mention the large file sizes of movies and TV shows which boost demand for expandable storage.”

“Gamers are increasingly using their handheld systems for non-gaming activities, with nearly half of U.S. PlayStation® Portable owners, for example, playing video or music on the device at least once per week,” said Lewis Ward, research manager, consumer gaming and mobile entertainment, IDC. "Digital content for these platforms is commonly available for download, and it is this evolving delivery mechanism coupled with large file sizes that has transformed memory cards from helpful accessories to something that many teens and young adults use on a regular basis."

16GB SanDisk Memory Stick Micro (M2) Gaming Card
The 16GB SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 gaming card doubles the amount of storage space available to PSP go system users. The card offers a convenient means of storing downloadable games, movies, TV shows and music. In addition, SanDisk offers a gaming compatibility pack (GCP), sold separately, which includes a Memory Stick Micro M2 to Memory Stick PRO Duo adapter and Mobile Memory Stick Micro M2 reader. The GCP allows gamers to use the SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 card in other Sony M2 compatible devices or in Memory Stick PRO Duo readers, as well as transfer media between certain Memory Stick Micro M2 mobile enabled devices and a personal computer via a USB slot.

32GB SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo and SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo Gaming Cards
SanDisk also introduced a 32GB1 SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card for use in the Sony PSP-3000 and PSP-2000 systems. The card is fully compatible with all Sony products with Memory Stick PRO Duo card slots, including Sony Cyber-shot® cameras and Sony Handycam® camcorders. In addition to expanding storage for PSP system users, SanDisk has introduced a 32GB SanDisk Ultra® Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ memory card. This high capacity, high performance card enables photography enthusiasts to take their images to another level with 30MB/sec* read and write speeds. The card is well-suited for shooting in full HD video mode, recording up to 240 minutes** of full HD 1920x1080 pixels at 15 Mbps.

8GB SanDisk SDHC Memory Card for the Nintendo DSi System
SanDisk also unveiled the SanDisk® SDHC™ card for the Nintendo® DSi™ system. Offering up to 8GB1 of removable memory, the card gives gamers a convenient means of saving and quickly transferring their photos between the Nintendo DSi system and a computer. The card also allows gamers to take advantage of AAC music playback and voice recording capabilities. Gamers can load the memory card with their favorite songs or musical creations and listen to them on the system.

Pricing and Availability
The SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 gaming card for the Sony PSP go system is shipping now in capacities ranging from 2GB to 16GB1 and is available at retailers in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. The SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card is shipping worldwide now in capacities ranging from 2GB to 32GB1. Exact pricing for the Memory Stick Micro M2, SDHC, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards will be set by retailers. The 32GB SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo card will be shipping worldwide in October. Currently available at North American, Latin American and European retailers, the SanDisk SDHC card for Nintendo DSi system comes in 4GB and 8GB1 capacities.


SanDisk Memory Stick Micro M2 Gaming card and Memory Stick PRO Duo adapter

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB

$27.99, $44.99, $74.99, $142.99

SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo card

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB

$27.99, $44.99, $65.99, $119.99, $229.99

SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo card

2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB

$32.99, $49.99, $76.99, 145.99, $279.99

SanDisk SDHC card for Nintendo DSi system

4GB, 8GB

$32.99, $47.99

Gaming Compatibility Pack (GCP)



About SanDisk
SanDisk Corporation is the global leader in flash memory cards, from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk’s product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.

1 1 gigabyte = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage
2 1 megabyte = 1 million bytes.

*Based on SanDisk internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes.

**Approximations: results will vary based on file size, resolution, compression, bit rate, content, host device, pre-loaded files and other factors. See

SanDisk’s product and executive images can be downloaded from:

SanDisk’s web site/home page address:

© 2009 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk, the SanDisk logo and SanDisk Ultra are trademarks of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. SDHC mark and logo are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. Memory Stick Micro, M2 Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. PSP and PlayStation are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder (s).

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including expectations for new product introductions, specifications, applications, markets, and customers that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: market demand for our products may grow more slowly than our expectations or there may be a slower adoption rate for these products in new markets that we are targeting, our products may not perform as expected or may not be available at the prices, in the regions, in the capacities or at the time expected and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press release.

Sony Online Entertainment Announce That The Green Arrow Is In DC Universe Online

Sony Online Entertainment have announced that The Green Arrows will be in their upcoming DC Universe Online MMO. they have released screenshots of the Green Arrow in action as well as artwork showing how the character model evolved.

DC Universe

Konami Have Released New Screenshots For Vandal Hearts On Xbox Live Aracde And Playstation Network.

Konami have released new screenshots for their upcoming Xbox Live Arcade and Sony Playstation Network title, vandal Hearts. These screenshots show some of the world maps in the game and their different layouts. also shown are battles, different characters and different enemies.

Vandal Hearts

THQ Have Released A New Trailer For WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2010

THQ Have Released A New Trailer For WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2010. the trailer details some of the new features for this years game, like being able to create a back story for your own character. some wrestlers that are in the game are shown, as well as some rings and moves available in the game.

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  • PSPgo: Some Stores appear to be selling the PSPgo early.

  • Super Street Fighter IV Confirmed. more playable characters, improved online, rebalanced characters. is a standalone disc

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (PES 2010) will be getting a Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 Bundle in Japan.

  • Square Enix hope that Final Fantasy XIII Will sell over 6 million units worldwide.

  • PS3: Uncharted 2 chapter completion Twitter Updates have been disabled in the game. a update will remove it from menus.

  • 360: The first episodic Fable II chapter is live now. it is free for members. there will e 5 all together.

  • PC: NCSoft have said that they have been adding servers for Aion so more players can play, and reduce the ques.

  • 360: Turn 10 have said that Forza 3 has not pushed the Xbox 360 to its limits.

  • PC: Funcom is rumoured to be laying off 20% of its workforce. Secret World expected to be delayed significantly.

  • 360: Left 4 Dead Crash course DLC is out now. it was incorrectly priced at 800 MS Points. Now priced at 560 MS Points.

  • Wii: Update 4.2 brings fixes and improvements to system performance. also stops Homebrew.

  • Tokyo Game Show attendance figures.Business days,Thursday 27.435, Friday 24.605. Public, Saturday 61,138, Sunday 71,852

  • QTE Blog: EA Announces That A Demo For Need For Speed Shift Will Be Available On October 1st For Playstation 3 And ...

  • PSP: the first BluRays Movies with a PSP copy of the Movie will come out November 10th. put disc into PS3 and Attach PSP

  • 360: Lucidity has a Price of 800 MS Points ($10)

  • PC: A Closed Beta For Star Wars The Old Republic is about to start. you need to be a active community member though.

  • PS3: Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Demo set to be released on the USA PSN tomorrow.

  • A 2009 survey has found that 73% of UK Citizens regularly play games.

  • Gamefly have hired 1up's Garnett Lee as editorial director for the service’s media properties.

  • QTE Blog: Sega Has Released The Boxart For Super Monkey Ball Sept & Roll On The Nintendo Wii

  • Details of Earthworm Jim Remake have emerged. will be for PSN/XBLA, iPhone, And WiiWare. online leaderboards, HD Graphics

  • QTE Blog: Boxart For The UK Nintendo DS And Nintendo Wii Versions Of Jambo! Safari

  • DSi: there is a new Shiren The Wanderer game coming out on the DS. currently Fuurai no Shiren 4 is set for Japan Release

  • PS3: Uncharted 2 Review embargoes begin to be lifted. this site has a list of the scores. game is getting high scores.

  • iPhone: Capcom have announced that a new Ghosts 'n Goblins game is coming to the App Store.

  • QTE Blog: EA Price Warhammer Online Age Of Reckoning For Mac's at $19.95 From

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Officially Announce The Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Value Bundle And Xbox 306 Wireless Controller Ga...

  • PSP: PSP 4000 rumoured to have bluetooth and internal memroy. also will have UMD Drive.

  • PS3: Creat Studios announce that Digger HD Will come out on USA PSN on October 1st, EU on October 8th.

  • DSi: Nintendo Australia won't transfer games bough on one DSi to another, for example if you bought a new colour.

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

  • PSP: Upcoming PSP Mini's game, Kahoots detailed. started as a flash game. flash to PSP was easy coming out October 1st.