Monday, November 2, 2009

Futuremark Have Released A New Trailer And Screenshots For Shattered Horizon

Futuremark have released a new gameplay trailer and in-game screenshots for their upcoming PC game, Shattered Horizon. both the trailer and the screenshots show the shooting in game, with the video showing it in action as well as a couple of the locations in the game, and the screenshots showing mainly shooting around the station.

Shattered Horizon

Sony Online Entertainment Announce Magic: The Gathering – Tactics For PC And Playstation 3

Sony Online Entertainment and Wizards of The Coast have announced Magic: The Gathering – Tactics. this is coming to PC's in early 2010 and the Playstation 3 later.

The game will allow users to play a single player game, or play against other players online using 3D figures and cards from the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse. Magic: The Gathering – Tactics will feature regular expansions, tournaments, achievements and a ranking program. there will also be original stories for the Planeswalkers of Magic: The Gathering.
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Press Release

DENVER, Colo. – November 2, 2009 – Today, Sony Online Entertainment LLC, and Wizards of the Coast LLC announced they are developing Magic: The Gathering – Tactics™, an online, 3D turn-based strategy game played within the rich Magic: The Gathering Multiverse.

“By collaborating with Wizards of the Coast, we’re able to combine the strengths of both companies to develop an innovative, online, 3D game based on an extremely popular IP,” said John Smedley, president, Sony Online Entertainment. “We’re going to be taking the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse places players have never seen.”

“The growing Magic: The Gathering community has an insatiable desire for great strategic game experiences. Sony Online Entertainment is the perfect partner to transform the best of Magic’s story, strategy and competitive play into a fantastic ‘Tactics’ game experience for current and new Magic fans,” said Greg Leeds, president, Wizards of the Coast.

Magic: The Gathering - Tactics will allow players to command forces of dramatic 3D figures and powerful spell cards pulled from the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse. Players can participate in single player scenarios or jump right into PVP action against other players worldwide, 24 hours per day. Magic: The Gathering – Tactics is expected to feature regular content expansions, a robust tournament environment, an achievement and rankings program, and original stories of the Planeswalkers of Magic: The Gathering.

Magic: The Gathering - Tactics is being developed by SOE’s Denver studio and scheduled to be available for the PC in early 2010, with a version for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system to follow.
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About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, and Taiwan, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.

SOE, and the SOE logo, and Legends of Norrath are registered trademarks and Free Realms is a trademark of Sony Online Entertainment LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

About Wizards of the Coast LLC
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. The company holds an exclusive patent on trading card games (TCGs) and their method of play and produces Magic: The Gathering®, among many other trading card games and family card and board games. Wizards is also a leading publisher of roleplaying games, such as Dungeons & Dragons®, and publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at

Magic: The Gathering, Magic: The Gathering - Tactics and Dungeons & Dragons, are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries. © 2009 Wizards.

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

There are 2 virtual console releases, 3 WiiWare releases, and 3 DSiWare games released this week for N.American.

Virtual Console

this is a 1 player only game and it costs 500 Wii points. this is the Sega Master System version of the game. this is a side scrolling shoot'em up, you power the R-9a against the Bydo Empire.

Fighting Street
This is 1-2 Players and it costs 800 Wii Points. this is the Turbo Grafx 16 version of the game. you get to control either Ryu or Ken against the worlds best fighters.


Carnival King
this is a 1-2 player game that costs 700 Wii Points. the game has 3 different amusement parks, each with 4 sets of games. the game has different difficulty levels.

"Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
This game is 1 player only and costs 500 Wii Points. in the game you need to solve puzzles, collect in-game items and try to figure it all out.

Family Card Games
This is a 1-2 player game and it costs 500 Wii Points. this game has 3 card games, DAifugo, Speed and Memory. the game has online leaderbords and you can play online matches.


Sparkle Snapshots
this is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. you can take pictures and add a variety of frames to them. there are also stamps, backgrounds and outifts which you can use to decorate a picture.

Viking Invasion
this is a 1 player game only and it costs 800 DSi Points. in this game you have to try to stop a Viking invasion, in a tower defence style game. there are more than 10 levels, many units, a campaign mode, a survival mode and three difficulty levels.

Battle of Giants: Dragons – Bronze Edition
this game is 1-4 players and it costs 800 DSi Points. this game features head to head 4 player tournaments. you can customise your dragons, change its body, wings, tail and colours. in the game you have to defeat the evil Salmu and reclaim 25 bronze gems. there are 10 maps to travel through also.

Press Release

Why just take photos with your Nintendo DSi™ system when you can have access to a virtual photo booth? Sparkle Snapshots™, a new Nintendo DSiWare™ application, lets you customize pictures with fun extras like fancy frames and stamps. On the other hand, if you're more of a fan of Nordic pillaging and/or dragons, you're going to want to check out this week's Nintendo DSiWare offerings of both Viking Invasion and Battle of Giants: Dragons – Bronze Edition.

Three fun WiiWare™ games are added to the ever-growing library, including Carnival King, which turns your TV into a carnival midway. And the Virtual Console™ delivers its usual quality classics, including Fighting Street®, a port of the original arcade version of STREET FIGHTER.

Nintendo DSiWare

Sparkle Snapshots
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Take photos and embellish them to your heart's desire with Sparkle Snapshots. Choose from a large variety of fancy frames, backgrounds, stamps and funny outfits to decorate your photos, or use the powerful paint program functions to manipulate them in detail. Want to take a new photo and add it to your collection? Adjust the lighting conditions and lens type to match your subject and even use a shutter timer to allow yourself some extra time to get everything perfectly in place. Save your favorite snapshots in your Nintendo DSi Camera album and use Nintendo DS wireless communications to send your masterpieces to your friends. It's all the fun of a photo booth – and more – in the palms of your hands.

Viking Invasion
Publisher: BiP Media
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: They come from the North, and they're about to invade your Nintendo DSi system. Beware of Olaf the Viking and his motley crew. Even now, their drakkars are sailing up the rivers to attack your castles. It's up to you to construct fortifications to prevent them from pillaging everything you own. The more you defend yourself, the more ferocious they'll become. Before you know it, they'll be invoking legions of fantastic creatures straight out of the mythical land of Asgard. Fortunately, the experience you gain will help you to build even more powerful defenses. Thwart all your assailants' ruses and unlock new kinds of buildings: tornado-blowing windmills to repel the ships, monoliths that strengthen your fortifications or canons that shoot studded shells. Discover more than 10 levels, tons of units, a Campaign mode, a Survival mode and three difficulty levels. There's even a little surprise at the end. Can you rise to the challenge and stop Olaf from taking your treasure home to his sweetheart Olga?

Battle of Giants: Dragons – Bronze Edition
Publisher: Ubisoft
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: As last of the noble and rare Bronze Dragons, you must defeat the evil SALMU dragons and reclaim the 25 exclusive bronze gems they stole. Explore 10 maps and travel through the great jungles of Earth, the scorched grounds of Fire, the frozen wastelands of Ice and the floating islands of Wind. Customize your dragon's appearance by changing its body, wings, tail shape and colors – even add stripes. Test your dragon's fighting skills against your friends in head-to-head combat or four-player tournaments.


Carnival King
Publisher: Incredible Technologies
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 700 Wii Points™
Description: Carnival King is a fun-for-all-ages video game that brings the spirit and energy of competitive carnival games to the screen. Players compete for top scores and prizes while visiting three different amusement parks: Arcadia, Dreamland and Lagoon Park. Each park has four sets of games and a Bonus Round to test players' speed and accuracy. For novices or sharpshooters, the games are continually challenging, and the difficulty level can be adjusted to match each player's growing confidence.

"Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game
Publisher: Ateam Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Play alone or with family and friends to solve this puzzling adventure game. Today is Milo's birthday, and he just got an amazing present from his dad: a room full of puzzles. Milo needs to solve all the puzzles to escape from the room. Shake, push and twist the Wii Remote™ controller to collect and use in-game items. There's plenty to solve – see if you have what it takes to figure it all out.

Family Card Games
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Daddy, Mommy, Sarah and Billy are back for some good ol' card game action. Try your hand at one of three card games: Daifugo, Speed or Memory. Family Card Games offers appealing cel-shaded graphics, endearing music and friendly, competitive match-ups. You can play one-player Daifugo or play against up to three other random players in an online match. You can also view your ranking and see how you match up with players around the world. Test your reflexes against another player in Speed and see who truly has the fastest hands. Memory will test your mental capacity as you try to remember where cards and their respective matches are.

Virtual Console

Fighting Street
Original platform: TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM
Publisher: Capcom
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Blood, Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: A port of the arcade version of STREET FIGHTER, the legendary fighting game that started it all. Players control RYU or KEN and battle against unique fighters from all over the world. The first fighter to knock out an opponent and win two rounds is the winner. Power up your attack to three different levels – the longer you hold a button, the stronger your attack. Input commands to perform special attacks and deal serious damage to your opponent. Combine your normal and special attacks effectively to fight your way to victory.

Original platform: SEGA Master System
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: R-TYPE is a classic, side-scrolling arcade shoot-'em-up that was developed by Irem in 1987. It's the 22nd century, and you are humanity's last hope against the evil Bydo Empire. Your ship is called the R-9a "Arrowhead" and comes with a standard gun, but power-ups and upgrades are available in each mission. Navigate through eight challenging levels that will test even the best gamer's reflexes. The SEGA Master System version features an exclusive secret level not found in any other release.

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

Sega Has Released Concept Art For Thier Planet 51 Movie Tie-In Game

Sega have released concept art from their upcoming game tie-in for the movie Planet 51. the art shows some of the characters and vehicles in the game as well as a few locations.

EA Has Released New Screenshots For The Sims 3 Expansion, World Adventures

EA has released 4 screenshots for their upcoming expansion for The Sims 3, World Adventures. the first 2 screenshots are from the France location, and the second two screenshots are from the China location.

Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest)

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  • Namco have announced that they have shipped 2.5 Million copies of Tekken 6 to retail.

  • 360: Microsoft have confirmed they are banning accounts who have modded their Xbox 360. looks to have happened over a week

  • 360: its being reported that Bayonetta is selling out on the 360 in Japan.

  • 360: Bungie has been teasing Halo Reach Multiplayer. it apparently has something new.

  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released A New Trailer For Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (PES 2010) On The Nintendo Wii

  • QTE Blog: Lynyrd Skynrd's Simple Man Being Played On Rock Band For The iPhone

  • QTE Blog: EA Has Released Screenshots Of Halloween In Littlest Petshop Online

  • QTE Blog: Halloween Mr. And Mrs. Potato Head Costumes From Hasbro Family Game Night 2 On The Nintendo Wii

  • PS3: The 250GB PS3 Slim has been snapped in a Best Buy Stock Room. release is November 3rd.

  • PC: the AO rated version of Manhunt 2 is coming out on Direct2Drive next week for 429.99.

  • There will not be a demo for Assassins Creed II

  • Valve have said the the names "Miracle" and" Apocalyptic" Packs were just place holders and not the names for any DLC

  • PC: Star Trek D.A.C Is coming out on November 17th via Steam.

  • Its being reported that PES 2010 (Pro Evolution Soccer 2010) is selling 3x as much on the PS3 than the Xbox 360

  • PS3: Sony Japan has shifted its focus from the PSP to the PS3 and should be releasing games next year.

  • PS3: UnEdited Sky documents say that Sky is coming to the PS3. Edited version removes this.

  • 360: Alan Wake Developers are in talks with Microsoft to remove the Ending from the game when its sent out to press

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  • Capcom expects Lost Planet 2 to sell 3.7 Million Units in second half of 2010.

  • Infinity War pulls viral PSA announcement as its title spells out F.A.G.S

  • PS3: Assassins Creed II has a 2GB install...its mandatory. it should take 5-6 minutes

  • PS3: Polyphony Digital have confirmed that Gran Turismo 5 will have a track editor. you can build one or modify one.

  • Wii: Baby And Me Special edition comes with baby doll which you can put the wiimote into, rock it with the Balance board

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