Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Here are this weeks USA WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Consoles. This week also sees demoes coming to the WiiWare service. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A Darkload, Bit.Trip Beat, NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, And Pokemon Rumble all receive demoes.

Virtual Console

Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures
This is a 1 Player game and it costs 800 Wii Points.This is the Super Nintendo Entertainment System version of the game. the game features the classic moments from the Indiana Jones movies like the Mine cart chase from the Temple Of Doom.

This game is 1-2 players and costs 700 Wii points. this is the TurboGrafx 16 version of the Game. there are 12 characters to choose to fight with in the V.S. battle mode.rumble


Pokémon Rumble
This is a 1-4 player game and it costs 1,500 Wii Points. in the game you take control of Pokemon and have to battle waves of enemy pokemon in different stages. you can befriend some of the pokemon you have defeated and add them to your team. you can save pokemon to your WiiRemote and share them with freinds, play the game with freinds, and train your Pokemon.

Nintendo DSiWare

this is a 1-2 player game and it costs 500 DSi points. in this game you have to direct a traffic of identical cars down the same road. there is a playing field to manage the cars on. there is a endless mode,VS mode, and Overdrive Mode.

Arcade Bowling
this is a 1 player only game and it costs 200 DSi Points. this game was designed by one of the founders of Activision, David Crane. you use your stylus to aim and flick balls down a alley

Robot Rescue
This is a 1 player game and it costs 200 DSi points. there are 45 labrinths in which you need to free robots. there are many traps to avoid, 3 difficulty levels, and when you move one robot you moth them all.

Press Release


Pokémon Rumble
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 1,500 Wii Points
Description: Available exclusively for the WiiWare service, Pokémon Rumble is an action game in which you control Toy Pokémon (referred to as "Pokémon") and take on wave after wave of other Pokémon in a variety of stages. You can befriend some of the defeated Pokémon along the way, which lets you add them to your collection and grants you the ability to use them in battle. Switch between collected Pokémon at any time, taking advantage of the fact that the amount of damage you deal depends on the type of move used and the type of Pokémon hit. Be the last one standing to gain the right to compete in the Battle Royale and test your skills against many Pokémon at once. You can also team up with three people for some multiplayer action (additional Wii Remote controllers required), working together to take down tough Bosses and earning points that can be used toward recruiting or training Pokémon. You can even save your favorite Pokémon to your Wii Remote™ controller for exchanges with friends. Combining beautiful cel-shaded graphics and exciting game-play features, this is one rumble you won't want to miss. Note that a demo version of Pokémon Rumble is also available for zero Wii Points.

Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 0 Wii Points
Description: BIT.TRIP BEAT brings retro action back as you use the Wii Remote controller's motion sensor to bounce beats in this rhythm game. Retro visuals, classic game play, four-player multiplayer and an 8-bit soundtrack will get you in the zone and rock your world. Pay attention, though: As with most classic games, the challenges are mighty. If you can stay cool as the difficulty increases, you'll discover the beginnings of the BIT.TRIP saga.

Publisher: SQUARE ENIX
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 0 Wii Points
Description: Step into the royal shoes of the Darklord's daughter as she installs traps and monsters inside her tower to fight back the endless waves of invading adventurers in this world-conquest role-playing game. Filling your demonic tower with monsters and traps called Artifacts is your only hope to keep the adventurers from destroying the Dark Crystal on the top floor. Fly your tower across the land and conquer every stage on your way to dominating the entire world.

NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits Demo
Publisher: Over The Top Games
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points
Description: NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits is the awesome story of Nyx, an enigmatic winged girl who must descend from heaven in search of her missing friend, Icarus. Fly over the ruins of ancient Greece and avoid falling into blazing sands or perishing in the claws of cruel harpies and hydras. You'll need the help of Zeus and other benevolent gods from Olympus to summon their powers. They will let you cast rays, modify the scenery and control winds at will. Fly, aim and shoot using the Wii Remote controller. Play with a friend and maximize your abilities: While one player controls Nyx, the other will control the powers from the gods.

World of Goo Demo
Publisher: 2D BOY
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 0 Wii Points
Description: World of Goo is an award-winning, physics-based puzzle/construction game made entirely by two guys. Use living, squirming, talking globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins and giant tongues. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo are curious to explore, but they don't know that they are in a game, nor that they are extremely delicious.

Virtual Console

Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures™
Original platform: Super NES™
Publisher: LucasArts
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Grab your trusty whip and slash your way through all three Indy classics in this no-thrills-barred adventure. If it happened in the movies, it happens here: the giant boulder from Raiders of the Lost Ark, the mine-cart chase from Temple of Doom, the three trials fromLast Crusade, Rene Belloq and Colonel Vogel – it's three times the action, all in one fully loaded game.

Original platform: TurboGrafx16
Publisher: Capcom
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Mild Blood, Violence
Price: 700 Wii Points
Description: This is the classic PCEngine (TurboGrafx16) version of the two-player fighting game that started it all. At the time, a large capacity HuCARD was used to allow faithful recreation of the dynamic arcade game and its features, including bonus stages and sound effects. In the game, players select one of 12 characters and face opponents in a no-holds-barred battle to decide the top fighter. Master a character's special moves and combos to defeat your rivals around the world. In "V.S. BATTLE" mode, there's a convenient handicap feature. Using this feature to adjust a character's performance, a novice player can be evenly matched against a seasoned player to enjoy an intense, head-to-head combat experience.

Nintendo DSiWare

Art Style™: DIGIDRIVE™
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: It's traffic control with a twist as you try to direct identical cars down the same road in Art Style: DIGIDRIVE. This constantly moving puzzle game combines an easily understood playing field (an intersection) and a simple goal (create fuel), challenging you to properly guide a never-ending stream of cars. Stack similar cars five deep to create some fuel, then use that fuel to continue your progress in the game. Play in ENDLESS mode to see how long you can last, or compete against the computer or a human opponent in VS mode. Use combos to your advantage and see if your reflexes can handle the intensity of Overdrive mode. When all is said and done, you may never look at gridlock quite the same way again.

Arcade Bowling
Publisher: Skyworks Interactive
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: From Skyworks comes another addictively classic game, Arcade Bowling. It was designed by video game legend David Crane, one of the original founders of Activision and one of the most critically acclaimed game designers of all time. In the tradition of everyone's favorite Boardwalk bowling game, use your stylus and steady aim to flick "laser" balls down the alley and up the ramp into the scoring holes. The farther away the scoring hole is, the more points you'll get. Arcade Bowling features three futuristic sound tracks, state-of-the-art 3-D graphics and two addictive game modes, Classic and Progressive. In Classic Mode, roll up to nine balls to score as many points as you can. In Progressive Mode, enjoy multiple levels of game play with increasing score plateaus and bonus targets.

Robot Rescue
Publisher: Teyon
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Robot Rescue is a fun logic game based on a simple but entertaining concept. Your mission is to free robots trapped in 45 evil computer labyrinths while avoiding deadly traps. Sound easy? Not so fast. Each robot shares linked controls, so when you move one, you move them all. It will take clever planning and nerves of steel to pull off this electronic escape. You'll need to avoid many traps, such as mines or electrical circuits, and take advantage of special elements like glue stains. Choose one of three difficulty levels and get ready for a challenge.

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, visitWii.com or NintendoDSi.com.

EA Has Released The Music Video For Nelly Furtado's The Sims 3 World Adventures Song "Manos Al Aire"

EA has released Nelly Furtado's Music Video for her Song "Manos Al Aire". the song is in Simlish and is for EA's upcoming World Adventures Expansion for The Sims 3. the video is shot entirely from The Sims 3 World Adventures.

Left 4 Dead 2 Screenshots And Concept Art

Valve and EA have released some screenshots and concept art for Left 4 Dead 2. the screenshots show the waterfront and fairground locations as well as scavenge mode. the concept art is from a variety of levels.

Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 Concept Art

Sony Online Entertainment Have Announced A Animation Compeition For DC Universe Online Fans

Sony Online Entertainment have revealed a new animation contest for DC Universe Online. On December the 7th, fans will be able to go to www.facebook.com/massanimation to take part, or can head there now to get more information.

Fans will use the Mass Animation Facebook application to animate heroes and villains from DC Universe and also collaborate in creating a CGI trailer and in-game character animations. all the tools needed will be provided to applicants and will be accessible through the Mass Animation Application.

All submissions will be voted on and can be shared with facebook friends. there will also be a iPhone app which can be used to view and vote on submissions.

Press Release

Artists Invited to Collaborate In Animating Heroes and Villains for the
DC Universe Online Game and Trailer

LOS ANGELES, Calif. November 16, 2009 – Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and Mass Animation today announced the DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) Animation Contest. The DCUO Animation Contest is version 2.0 of the acclaimed Mass Animation Facebook® application and will give DC Comics fans, gamers and animators a chance to animate heroes and villains from the DC Universe Online game currently in development by Sony Online Entertainment, and to collaborate in creating a CGI trailer and in-game character animations. The DCUO/Mass Animation contest is scheduled to launch on December 7, 2009. For more information log onto www.facebook.com/massanimation.

“The DCUO/Mass Animation contest takes a part of the game out of the development studio and puts it in the hands of fans, an empowering opportunity for our community,” said John Smedley, president of SOE. “Players will have a chance through qualified contest submissions to be involved with the game’s development at a deeper level than ever before by animating actions for in-game heroes and villains.”

All the tools that animators will need to collaborate on this project, including a special edition of Autodesk Maya 3D Animation software, storyboards, designs and fully-rigged 3-D models will be provided to contest entrants and accessed through the Mass Animation application on the DCUO Facebook fan page. Participating animators will upload their contest submissions back to the application for viewing, voting and sharing with their friends. New to the contest this year will be the Mass Animation iPhone app, which gives people a new way to view and vote on submissions. Qualified contest winners will receive cash or other prizes. Each week, voters and a panel of judges will help determine what shots qualify as the “best” and will be eligible for voter prizes.

”This new project really gives us the opportunity to expand Mass Animation into the online game sector, where gamers have already been creating in-game customized assets for some time,” said Yair Landau, founder of Mass Animation. “In 2.0, we are opening the animation process to traditional animators as well as gamers and inviting artists to animate some of the coolest most classic characters on the planet such as Superman, Batman, The Joker and Wonder Woman. By opening up the contest to gamers and involving them in asset creation, there will be a real sense of connection to the game before it even launches.”

Mass Animation’s first collaborative animation project, Live Music, is scheduled for theatrical release on November 20th with “Planet 51.” Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and early CGI films, the story follows Riff, a rock ‘n’ roll guitar, falls in love to the wrong song but ends up with Vanessa, the classical violin of his dreams. A global story told through the universal language of music, the instruments are brought to life through original compositions and familiar rock tunes played principally by legendary guitarist Steve Vai as Riff and acclaimed violinist Ann Marie Calhoun as Vanessa. 51 animators from 17 different countries collaborated in the making of this unique and wonderful film which introduced Mass Animation to the world.

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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.

About Mass Animation
Founded in August 2008 by former Sony Pictures Vice Chairman Yair Landau, Mass Animation
began with the creation of a virtual studio on Facebook and an open invitation to artists around the world to collaborate in the making of entertainment content thru an innovative new Facebook application. With over 58,000 participants from 101 countries, the company’s first project, Live Music, attracted artists from Kazakhstan to Colombia to collaborate in this completely unique
production. When artists arrived at Mass Animation’s virtual studio, they were given the essential tools and animation software necessary to participate, including individual storyboards
and 3D models bundled for download along with guidelines on animation and the Autodesk Maya software necessary to actually animate. Thru the social networking features of the application, animated shots could then be viewed, voted on and shared with friends. Mass Animation is currently developing the next generation of stories and applications for worldwide collaborative creativity. To learn more, go towww.massanimation.com

About DC Comics
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC Super Heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.

EA Has Released Screenshots For Madden NFL Arcade

EA has released screenshots for Madden NFL Arcade. these screenshots appear to be in-game and show gameplay of various teams. a few stadiums appear to be in the screenshots. the screenshots also give a sense of the graphic style which appears to be less detailed than the full game.

Madden NFL Arcade

Nintendo Has Released Photo's From The New Super Mario Bros. Wii Launch Event

Nintendo Has released photographs from the New Super Mario Bros. Wii launch event. it was held in New York at the Rockefeller Plaza. you can click on the speech bubble to read the Caption for each photograph, provided by Nintendo.

Launch Event

Microsoft Announces That The Hyundai Genesis Coupe Car Pack Is Now Available To Download For Free

Microsoft have announced that the Forza 3 DLC, Hyundai Genesis Coupe Car pack, is now available to buy on the Xbox Live Market Place for Free. Included in the pack are the Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe, HKS Genesis Coupe, And a one-of-a-kind Forza Motorsport 3 Genesis Coupe.

Microsoft have also revealed that in the next DLC Pack for Forza 3, Called " Hot Holidays Car pack", will be the recently revealed Ferrari 458 Italia. this new pack will be out on December 8th for 400 MS Points. The Audi S4 2010 will be available to download for free as a taster of the Hot Holidays Pack.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe Car Pack + Ferrari 458 Italia

Press Release

After launching to universal fan and critical acclaim on Oct. 27, the “Forza Motorsport 3” engine is still firing on all cylinders as today marks the release of the “Hyundai Genesis Coupe Car Pack,” downloadable for free on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Additionally, Turn 10 and Microsoft are giving fans even more reasons to celebrate with the “Hot Holidays Car Pack” Game Add-on, including 10 late-model year cars available on Dec. 8.

The “Hyundai Genesis Coupe Car Pack,” now available for free on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, includes the Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the HKS Genesis Coupe, and a one-of-a-kind “Forza Motorsport 3” Genesis Coupe. Now fans have the opportunity to expand their already-epic “Forza Motorsport 3” car rosters and experience for themselves several iconic variations of the 300-horsepower Genesis Coupe.

The “Hot Holidays Car Pack,” releasing Dec. 8 for 400 Microsoft points, will feature some of the world’s most anticipated super cars and purpose-built race cars of 2010, including the recently unveiled Ferrari 458 Italia. To give players a taste of the “Hot Holidays Car Pack,” the brand new 2010 Audi S4 will be available as a free download.

Since each of the vehicles in the “Hot Holidays Car Pack” comes with its own fanfare and unique place in motorsports’ present and future, the team at Turn 10 will be unveiling and diving deeper into each car over the next two weeks on Forzamotorsport.net. Auto aficionados should be sure to tune in for daily photo trivia contests to guess the model, make, and year of each car, with the chance to win real prizes and other in-game rewards within “Forza Motorsport 3.” Check Forzamotorsport.net for more info on this and all future Game Add-on news.

Eidos Have Released Screenshots For Pony Club 2 On The PC, DS, And Nintendo Wii

Eidos have released new screenshots for the Nintendo DS, Wii and PC versions of Pony Club 2. all the screenshots appear to be in game, showing different aspects of gameplay. included in each sideshow is the current boxart for each version ofthe game.

Pony Club 2 Wii

Pony Club 2 PC

Pony Club 2 DS

EA has Released Gameplay Trailers And A Video For EA Sports Active More Workouts

EA Has released several videos for their upcoming EA Sports Active: More Workouts. the trailers show different aspects of the game and how it continues on from the first game, plus there is a video of success stories from the first game.

Success Stories


Personal Trainer Trailer

Activity Trailer 1

Activity Trailer 2

6 Week Challenge Trailer

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/16213j

  • 360: 1 Vs 100 will have achievements, full list in the link. http://ow.ly/CK2v

  • DSi: In Best Buy's Black Friday Catalogue, DSi's can be bought with pre-installed DSi Software for $169.99 http://ow.ly/CK4c

  • A Leaked survey shows that the cover player for MLB 2K10 will be Evan Longoria http://ow.ly/CK4O

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/1622Hk

  • Modern Warfare 2 has sold 1.7Million units in the UK in 1 week. http://ow.ly/CK5v

  • UK Game Charts Top 5, Modern Warfare 2, Wii Sports Resort, FIFA 10, Wii Fit Plus, Forza 3 http://ow.ly/CK6u

  • 360: RT @majornelson: #XboxLIVE Deal of the week: 3 on 3 NHL Arcade for 400 points http://bit.ly/pwSeZ

  • PC: Activision is looking to monetize parts of Call Of Duty Online http://ow.ly/CK9l

  • Develop Brighton will run from July 13th to July 15 2010. no keynoters have been announced, some sessions detailed in link http://ow.ly/CKao

  • PS3/PSP: Metal Gear Solid is coming out on the EU PSN this week for a rumoured €9.99 http://ow.ly/CKbc

  • PS3: God Of War Collection review scores are being released. its getting very high scores, just shy of perfects http://ow.ly/CKbV

  • 360: There's plenty of comments on Major Nelson's blog about the new Wireless adaptor, majority complain about its price http://ow.ly/CKcX

  • PS3: TV CatchUp is now can now be viewed on the PS3, but you have to be in the UK. watch 30 channels for free http://ow.ly/CKew

  • PS3: Vidzone has another video exclusive, its Underworlds new vid for DownPipe and it'll be available Tuesday 5pm http://ow.ly/CKfT

  • 360: its rumoured all copies of Assassins Creed II on the 360 will come with a demo code for Splinter Cell Conviction. http://ow.ly/COcK

  • iPhone: Call Of Duty World At War Zombies is now out. it has 4 player multiplayer, achievements and leaderbords. http://ow.ly/COfa

  • Two Worlds II release date has been reportedly delayed until Spring 2010 http://ow.ly/COgb

  • QTE Blog: Eidos Have Released New Screenshots For Just Cause 2 And Two Short Documentary Videos http://ow.ly/1625sP

  • SouthPeak have announced that they have obtained the TNA Impact license. TNA Impact Cross The Line is coming to PSP http://ow.ly/COs1

  • Gearbox Rejected a Blade Runner game for business reasons. they wanted it but didn't think it could make money http://ow.ly/COu5

  • Wii: Miyamoto has hinted that Wii Music could have developments in the future, perhaps a Wii Music Plus. http://ow.ly/COwe

  • Wii: Miyamoto has said that Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be a “really challenging” game. not sure if it'll have Super Guide http://ow.ly/COxn

  • QTE Blog: EA Has Released A New Video For The Sims 3 World Adventures On The PC http://ow.ly/1626H9

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Has Released A Launch Trailer For New Super Mario Bros. Wii http://ow.ly/CS4S

  • Scribblenauts devs say they knew there could be issues with controls, not enough time/money to fix it http://ow.ly/CScl

  • PC: The Steam Unlock times for Left 4 Dead Have Been Released. Tuesday 5AM (GMT), Monday 9PM (PST), Tuesday 2PM (Japan) http://ow.ly/CSdw

  • PS3: its rumoured that the next inFamous will have online multiplayer/co-op, Sucker Punch looking for a Network programmer http://ow.ly/CSeu

  • PS3: Sony has announced that Peggle And Peggle Nights are coming to the USA PSN this Week. it has Youtube upload feature http://ow.ly/CT4H

  • QTE Blog: EA Has Released New Screenshots For Command And Conquer 4 On The PC http://ow.ly/1628Sk

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce The WiiWare Demo Service And The Included Games http://ow.ly/CTq2

  • Square Enix have revealed that Eidos Montreal is working on the companies first "Global Game" http://ow.ly/COq3

  • QTE Blog: Sega has Released New Character Art For Mario & Sonic At The Winter Olympic Games http://ow.ly/1629cf