Wednesday, November 11, 2009

GameFly Have Revealed Their Most Anticipated Games Coming Out This Holiday Season


GameFly have revealed their Wish Lists for each of the consoles and handhelds top games which are coming out this holiday season.

ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 XBOX 360, PS3
Batman: Arkham Asylum XBOX 360, PS3
Assassin’s Creed 2 XBOX 360, PS3, DS
Halo 3: ODST XBOX 360
Borderlands XBOX 360, PS3
Left 4 Dead 2 XBOX 360
Dragon Age: Origins XBOX 360, PS3
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3
Madden NFL 10 XBOX 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PS2
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii

XBOX 360
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Assassin's Creed 2
Halo 3: ODST
Left 4 Dead 2

PS3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Assassin’s Creed 2
Borderlands

Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Wii Sports Resort
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Dead Space Extraction

Nintendo DS
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Scribblenauts
Professor Layton & the Diabolical Box

PS2
Madden NFL 10
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010
NCAA Football 10

PSP
Dissidia: Final Fantasy
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny
Gran Turismo
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
LittleBigPlanet

Press Release

LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)-- Nov 11, 2009 Gamers have a lot to choose from this holiday season with the year’s most highly awaited video games already starting to hit store shelves. With just 43 days left until Christmas, GameFly, the number one video game rental service, released its “holiday wish list” featuring members’ most anticipated games for the season.

Of the top 10 titles featured on the across all platforms list, seven have already launched to strong sales and significant rental activity for GameFly: “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,” “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” “Halo 3: ODST,” “Borderlands,” “Dragon Age: Origins,” “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,” and “Madden NFL 10.”

Active gamers and value conscious shoppers alike can use the GameFly service to try games before they buy them, getting access to all the biggest titles. A subscription to GameFly starts at a low monthly rate of just $15.95. Gamers can treat themselves to a year’s rental membership to GameFly for about the same amount it would cost them to purchase just 3 of the most anticipated holiday titles below. GameFly also makes a great stocking stuffer: discounts of up to 20% are available to holiday shoppers buying a gift certificate.

“The holidays are always jam-packed with highly anticipated titles, and that can be tough on any family’s budget,” said Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of business development and content. “GameFly is thrilled to offer gamers access to the top game titles on their wish list this holiday season along with selections from our huge library of more than 7,000 titles.”

For more information on these titles and on GameFly, please visit GameFly’s Web site (http://www.gamefly.com).

ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 XBOX 360, PS3
Batman: Arkham Asylum XBOX 360, PS3
Assassin’s Creed 2 XBOX 360, PS3, DS
Halo 3: ODST XBOX 360
Borderlands XBOX 360, PS3
Left 4 Dead 2 XBOX 360
Dragon Age: Origins XBOX 360, PS3
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3
Madden NFL 10 XBOX 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PS2
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii

XBOX 360
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Assassin's Creed 2
Halo 3: ODST
Left 4 Dead 2


PS3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Assassin’s Creed 2
Borderlands

Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Wii Sports Resort
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Dead Space Extraction

Nintendo DS
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Scribblenauts
Professor Layton & the Diabolical Box

PS2
Madden NFL 10
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010
NCAA Football 10

PSP
Dissidia: Final Fantasy
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny
Gran Turismo
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
LittleBigPlanet

About GameFly
GameFly is the #1 video game rental service. With a choice of more than 7,000 titles, GameFly offers the widest selection of games for the Xbox 360™, PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™, PlayStation® 2, Xbox™, GameCube™, Game Boy™ Advance, Nintendo DS™, and PSP™ without the hassle of due dates or late fees. GameFly members can rent anywhere from one to four games at a time and keep them for as long as they like. Plans start at $15.95 a month with subscribers able to manage their GameQ™ online and receive games directly from the U.S. Postal Service via first class mail. GameFly is also a great source for high quality, used video games at exceptional prices.

For more information and a free trial, please visit http://www.gamefly.com or become a fan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gamefly) or follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/gameflyinc)

Sega Has Released Updated Boxart For Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll


Sega has released updated Boxart for their upcoming Nintendo Wii game, Super Monkey Ball Step & Roll. there have been slight changes to the design from the original Boxart QTE Gamers Posted On September 29, 2009.



PopCap Announce A iPhone/iPod Touch Bejeweled 2 Free Update That Adds Bejeweled Blitz


PopCap have announced that they will be updating the iphone/iPod Touch version of Bejeweled 2 for free. The update will bring Bejeweled Blitz, which itself will get Facebook Integration, to Bejeweled 2.

Bejeweled Blitz for the iPhone/iPod Touch will have the same features as the Facebook. Facebook Blitz leaderboards will be shared with the iPhone/iPod Touch and you will also be able to see which of your friends are currently playing the game.

PopCap say that this is the first multiplatform game they have released which has interoperable adaptations of a game, the single interactive leaderboard for both the Facebook and iPhone/iPod Touch versions of Blitz, and also the first time that PopCap have taken a social game beyond the Web.

Press Release


SEATTLE, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of the world's most widely played video games, today announced a free update for Bejeweled® 2 for iPhone™ and iPod® touch (collectively referred to below as iPhone). Bejeweled 2 is one of the five best-selling iPhone games of all time, and the new update, available at no cost to current owners of Bejeweled 2 for iPhone, adds an exciting new mode featuring Facebook Connect integration of the "Bejeweled Blitz" game previously found only on Facebook.com. The new iPhone Blitz game mode replicates the wildly popular connected version of the game that allows consumers to play anywhere, anytime, with scores and achievements reflected on their own and their friends' Facebook profiles. Bejeweled 2 for iPhone carries a list price of US$2.99 and is available worldwide via the App Store. Anyone who has previously purchased Bejeweled 2 for the iPhone can receive the new Blitz mode as a free update via the App Store or iTunes.

"Ultimately, social gaming is about being able to play games with and against your friends, and the new Blitz update for Bejeweled 2 on iPhone lets you play against your friends anywhere," explained John Vechey, co-founder and director of PopCap's social gaming initiative. "This is a natural next stage in our multi-platform and social strategies. Blending the Facebook and iPhone Bejeweled communities should prove very compelling for players."

The new Blitz update for Bejeweled 2 on iPhone offers the full feature set of Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook, including bonus multipliers, laser gems, star medals, real-time gem swapping (even while the gems are falling into place) and posting of scores to your (and your friends') shared leaderboards. Scores and medals achieved while offline will be recorded the next time you connect your iPhone.

After connecting to Facebook and launching the Blitz mode of Bejeweled 2, iPhone players will be able to see their full list of Facebook friends who are playing Blitz (either on the Web or on an iPhone), including pictures and their friends' scores - just like the leaderboard from the Web game. During play, scores are automatically uploaded to Facebook, including any earned achievement star medals. Leaderboards will seamlessly reflect scores achieved on both the iPhone and Web in a single integrated list so players can try to improve their scores and track their friends' performances from either place. This marks the first time that PopCap has released multi-platform interoperable adaptations of a game and the very first time that PopCap has extended social gaming beyond a Web application.

About PopCap
PopCap Games (www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of fun, easy-to-learn, captivating video games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 240 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 25 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap's games are played on the Web, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox, PlayStation and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only "casual games" developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including Web portals, retail stores, mobile phones, MP3 players, and game devices.

The PopCap logo and all other trademarks used herein that are listed at www.popcap.com/trademarks are owned by PopCap Games, Inc. or its licensors and may be registered in some countries. Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. Other company and product names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners and are used for the benefit of those owners.
SOURCE: PopCap Games

Web site: http://www.popcap.com/

Funcom Invite Previous Age Of Conan Players Back With Free Play For 2 Weeks And Double XP

Funcom have announced that they are inviting all previous players of Age Of Conan back to the game. Double XP and free play for two weeks. For those players who choose to subscribe to the game after the trial period a series of benefits will be available.

  • Subscribing for 1 month gives 7 days extra game time for no additional cost
  • Subscribing for 3 months also guarantees a spot in open beta for The Secret World
  • Subscribing for 6 months also gives a level 40 helmet with a 10% XP modifier
  • Subscribing for 12 months also gives a free copy of the Rise of the Godslayer expansion and all previous benefits

Press Release

DURHAM, N.C. --(Business Wire)-- Nov 11, 2009 Funcom has decided to repeat the successful re-evaluation campaign that went live earlier this year for the best-selling massively multiplayer online role-playing game “Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures.” Previously active players are encouraged to come back to the game and play free of charge for two entire weeks. As an additional incentive for players to come back and play for free, they will also receive a double experience boost throughout their free period. Those who decide to continue playing beyond their free period can also look forward to fantastic rewards such as guaranteed access to the beta test for The Secret World, a free copy of the expansion and more.

“We are very proud of what we have been able to do with the game since launch,” says Morten Larssen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Funcom. “The game has grown and improved at a remarkable pace, and we continue to introduce new content, new features and new improvements. We are introducing these fantastic rewards as we know that coming back to an MMO demands effort, and we want to make sure that as many former players as possible are exposed to the new and improved ‘Age of Conan.’”

Besides receiving an incredible experience boost throughout November, players who choose to continue subscribing to the game after their free period can look forward to a range of exclusive rewards:

*Subscribing for 1 month gives 7 days extra game time for no additional cost
*Subscribing for 3 months also guarantees a spot in open beta for The Secret World
*Subscribing for 6 months also gives a level 40 helmet with a 10% XP modifier
*Subscribing for 12 months also gives a free copy of the Rise of the Godslayer expansion

In addition, the rewards for the lower tier subscriptions are also included in the higher tier subscription, which means that you will get all these exclusive rewards if you choose to subscribe for 12 months. This is a time-limited offer only, and is also available to current players. Players who have signed up for these subscription plans in October have already secured their respective reward. The Secret World beta reward includes access to the later stages of the closed beta, and a date for access will be announced later. The free download of the expansion will become available when the expansion launches.

New players are also encouraged to take advantage of these offers. New players who purchase the game now and sign up for one of these subscription plans will also have secured their respective rewards.

Since launching last year, “Age of Conan” has seen a vast number of improvements, new content and new features. In fact, the game has received such a significant make-over that Funcom decided to create a new website that shows both former players and everyone else how the game has grown. Previous players will find new content such as the adventure region of Ymir’s Pass, new dungeons such as The Iron Tower, and new features such as the player vs. player notoriety system and a complete re-design of the items and character statistics mechanics of the game. The technology platform has also been vastly improved, allowing for better performance across a wide range of computer systems.

Read more about what’s happened to “Age of Conan” since launch on the new website!

ABOUT FUNCOM
Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include “The Longest Journey,” “Anarchy Online” and “Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.” For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit http://www.anarchy-online.com www.dreamfall.com, www.darkdaysarecoming.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.

ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL
Conan Properties International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls rights to Conan, many associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and various rights expanded upon by many acclaimed authors and artists. Many consider Conan the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International LLC, visit www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit www.paradox-entertainment.com.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

New Zero Punctuation - Uncharted 2

After a week of, this weeks Zero Punctuation is on Uncharted 2. will he enjoy the game as much as the reviewers did?




Cryptic Studios Have Released The System Requirements For Star Trek Online

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Cryptic have revealed the PC system requirements for Star Trek Online.

System Requirements

* OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)
* CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 3800+
* Memory: 1GB RAM
* Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 / ATI Radeon X1800 / Intel HD Graphics
* Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Soundcard
* DirectX: Version 9.0c or Higher
* HDD: 8GB Free Disk Space
* Network: Internet Broadband Connection Required
* Disc: 6X DVD-ROM

Recommended System Configuration

* OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)
* CPU: Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 5600+
* Memory: 2GB RAM+
* Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 3850+
* Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Soundcard
* DirectX: Version 9.0c or Higher
* HDD: 8GB Free Disk Space
* Network: Internet Broadband Connection Required
* Disc: 6X DVD-ROM


From http://www.startrekonline.com/node/494

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

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  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/B1sV

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/160IG8

  • A Minesweeper adventure game is in the works from Charles Cecilm, Broken Sword Series, for One Big Game. http://ow.ly/B1yU

  • the upcoming Criterion developed Need for Speed game is set to be released next year. http://ow.ly/B1B9

  • EA Will be revealing their plans for the Medal Of Honor Series in the next few months,. http://ow.ly/B1Cy

  • Sega don't own rights to Toe Jam & Earl. possible DLC for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. DS game rejected by publishers http://ow.ly/B1EJ

  • iPhone: R-Type is coming out soon, Ghost & Goblins came out in Japan over the weekend. http://ow.ly/B1Gt

  • Sainsburys + Morrisons cheapest price for Modern Warfare 2. Tesco/Amazon.co.uk are £32, Game £42, HMV £44.99 http://ow.ly/B1Iv

  • Activision have said that they shipped 3 Million Copies of Modern Warfare 2 to the UK http://ow.ly/B1Jv

  • PC: Grand Theft Auto IV The Lost And Dammed DLC is expected to come to Games For Windows after achievements were found http://ow.ly/B1L2

  • More Modern Warfare 2 review scores have been released now the embargo is down. 8/10 - 9/10 seem average http://ow.ly/B1MW

  • A Poll of developers has found that many see Piracy as Problem, but not a threat to their business. http://ow.ly/B4a0

  • PS3: there are reports that some Modern Warfare 2 Trophies are not being awarded correctly. http://ow.ly/B4gl

  • Sega Europe has annoucned a Bayonetta Special Edition. it has a soundtrack and hardcover art book http://ow.ly/B4hy

  • 360: its being reported that the Wireless N Adaptor is on sale today in the USA for around $100 http://ow.ly/B4ja

  • PS3: Naughty Dog are polling Uncharted 2 fans asking what multiplayer modes they want as DLC. http://ow.ly/B4og

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ow.ly/160Ma7

  • iPhone: BSkyB will show live Football on the iPhone/iPod Touch over a Wifi Connection for £6 a month. http://ow.ly/B4AI

  • PC: The Steam version of Modern Warfare 2 won't unlock until Friday now. http://ow.ly/B65a

  • QTE Blog: EA Has Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online http://ow.ly/160MJU

  • Wii: New Super Mario Bros. Wii will ship in red Cases when it comes out http://ow.ly/B65X

  • PC: Guild Wars 2 may not come out until 2011. a closed beta should start during 2010. http://ow.ly/B672

  • Eidos Interactive has now been re-branded as Square Enix Europe. http://ow.ly/B67F

  • Level 5 President says that having Hershel or Luke in Smash Bros. or Mario Kart "Would...be a wonderful opportunity" http://ow.ly/B4rF

  • QTE Blog: EA Has Announced That A Dante's Inferno Demo Is Coming This December http://ow.ly/160Nx2

  • QTE Blog: EA Has Released New Screenshots For The Saboteur And A Fact Sheet http://ow.ly/160Of3

  • PC: valve has added 4 Vs 4 Competitive matchmaking to left 4 Dead on Steam. there are also bug fixes in this update http://ow.ly/B8vC

  • PS3: European owners of The Beatles Rock Band are having issues connecting online after they purchase the Abby Road DLC http://ow.ly/B8xU

  • Yesterdays cuts from EA are rumoured to have hit Pandemic, Maxis, Command & Conquer Team, Rapture Studios + more http://ow.ly/B8CX

  • its being reported that Io Interactive have a game coming that's "unlike anything else." http://ow.ly/B8En

  • Japan version of Final Fantasy XIII Done. EU/USA version in final stages of development. http://ow.ly/B9iM

  • DSi: the Japan boxart for the DSi LL has been released. http://ow.ly/B9le

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce That UK Demos For Pok√©mon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Will Be Available Via The D... http://ow.ly/160PA3

  • QTE Blog: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Announce Partnership With Nintendo To Provide A Nintendo DS With Personal Trainer... http://ow.ly/B9PI