Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Microsoft Announce That Forza 3 Has Sold Over 1 Million Units And The Hot Holidays DLC Is Out Now

Microsoft has announced that since Forza 3's launch, just over a month ago, the game has sold over 1 million units worldwide.

Microsoft has also announced that the "Hot Holidays" DLC for Forza 3 is now available for 400 MS Points. The Trailer shows a montage of all the cars, in this pack, and what they look like in the game. there are screenshots for each of the cars in the "Hot Holidays" DLC.



Ferrari 599XX


Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss


Lamborghini LP6700-4 SV


Porsche Panamera Turbo


Ferrari 458 Italia


Jaguar XFR


Audi S4


Aston Martin #007 AMR Lola


Audi #2 Sport Team Joest R15 TDI


Nissan GT-R Spec V


Press Release

‘Tis the season… to drive some of next year’s dream cars in this generation’s highest-rated racing game, only on Xbox 360. Just over a month after the title’s momentous launch, “Forza Motorsport 3” has sold more than one million units worldwide. Now Turn 10 is spreading the holiday cheer with the “Hot Holidays” Car Pack, available today on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points.

The “Hot Holidays” Car Pack features some of the world’s most anticipated super cars and purpose-built race cars of 2009 and 2010, including first-ever virtual test drives of the new Ferrari 458 Italia and the latest Nissan GT-R Spec V. The complete “Hot Holidays” Car Pack list includes:

1. 2010 Ferrari 599XX
2. 2010 Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss
3. 2010 Lamborghini LP6700-4 SV
4. 2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo
5. 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
6. 2010 Jaguar XFR
7. 2010 Audi S4
8. 2009 Aston Martin #007 AMR Lola
9. 2009 Audi #2 Sport Team Joest R15 TDI
10. 2010 Nissan GT-R Spec V

After selling more than one million units in its first month at retail, “Forza Motorsport 3’s” community and fan base is more active on Xbox LIVE than ever. The Forza community has collectively logged over 6.6 million man hours playing online in more than 64 million connected sessions while driving over 590 million miles (952 million kilometers) in the game to date. That’s equal to more than three trips from the Earth to the Sun and back!

While the December “Hot Holidays” Car Pack is great news for the Forza community, car lovers can expect yet another car pack to coincide with the North American International Auto Show in Detroit early next year. Racing onto Xbox LIVE Marketplace on Jan. 12, 2010, this new pack will add more of the latest and greatest cars to the ever-growing “Forza Motorsport 3” roster. For more information on what “Forza Motorsport 3” has in store, stay tuned to Forzamotorsport.net as we reveal each of the January cars via exclusive community spy shots.

Finally, true car aficionados won’t want to miss the Limited Edition Fanatec® Porsche 911 Turbo S racing wheel – the perfect complement to the realistic “Forza Motorsport 3” simulation experience. For more information, visit: Fanatec.de.

Sega Have Released Screenshots, A Trailer, And A Fact Sheet For The USA Release Of Yakuza 3

Following Sega and Sony's Announcement that The Yakuza 3 is coming out in the USA on March 2010, Sega have released some screenshots, A trailer, and a partial fact sheet for Yakuza 3.
The Screenshots are in-game and show a few things that happen in the game. The Trailer shows alot of action from the game and some of the things that happen.

The Fact Sheet details some of the features. these include:
  • Storied franchise enjoys a hardcore following with true video-game enthusiasts.
  • Tokyo and Okinawa are rendered with stunning accuracy.
  • Play a variety of mini-games including billiards, karaoke or even take in a game of golf.
  • Engage in a variety of real-life activities from buying items in licensed shops & businesses to eating in restaurants you can find on actual streets of Tokyo.
  • Seamlessly transition into intense fights more brutal than ever before.
  • Gain fighting experience by training with teachers, getting "heavenly inspiration" or by remembering new moves from previous battles



Yakuza 3


Fact Sheet

Developer: SEGA of Japan
Platforms: PlayStation 3 exclusive
PEGI/BBFC/USK: 18
COB: MA 15+
Genre: Action
Ship date: March 2010

Kazuma and Haruka, having severed their ties to the Yakuza world, have left Kamurocho to seek a new life in Okinawa where they manage an orphanage for children. However, their peaceful life is soon interrupted when a series of events unfold pulling Kazuma back into the shadowy past he thought he had left behind, in order to protect those he loves.

Making its first appearance exclusively on the PlayStation 3 platform, the rich story and vibrant world of Yakuza 3 lets players engage in intense brutal clashes within the streets of Okinawa, and the vibrant and often dangerous city of Tokyo where only the strongest will survive.

Partial Feature List:
*Storied franchise enjoys a hardcore following with true video-game enthusiasts.
*Tokyo and Okinawa are rendered with stunning accuracy.
*Play a variety of mini-games including billiards, karaoke or even take in a game of golf.
*Engage in a variety of real-life activities from buying items in licensed shops & businesses to eating in restaurants you can find on actual streets of Tokyo.
*Seamlessly transition into intense fights more brutal than ever before.
*Gain fighting experience by training with teachers, getting "heavenly inspiration" or by remembering new moves from previous battles

Nintendo Will Visit Erickson and Leisure Care Facilities Across America Demonstrating The Nintendo Wii To Seniors

Nintendo have announced that they will be going round America visiting Erickson and Leisure Care Facilities. At these events, seniors and their families will be shown the Wii and its games as well as getting the chance to play New Super Mario Bros. Wii and the Console.
This will run from December 4th to December 20th, and the following will be visited:


Leisure Care communities
Dec. 4: Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch in Oceanside, Calif.
Dec. 12: La Siena in Phoenix
Dec. 13: Fairwinds – Brittany Park in Woodinville, Wash.
Dec. 19: Harvard Square in Denver
Dec. 20: Heritage Estates in Livermore, Calif.

Erickson communities
Dec. 5: Eagle's Trace in Houston
Dec. 12: Greenspring in Springfield, Va.
Dec. 12: Ann's Choice in Warminster, Pa.
Dec. 13: Sedgebrook in Lincolnshire, Ill.
Dec. 19: Brooksby Village in Peabody, Mass.

Nintendo have also announced that those 10 and a Further 42 communities will receive a "Nintendo Gift Package" consisting of:
  • A Wii system
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Three additional Wii Remote™ controllers and three additional Nunchuk™ controllers
  • A copy of Wii Sports Resort™ and three additional Wii MotionPlus™ accessories
  • Wii Fit™ Plus with a Wii Balance Board™ accessory
  • Mario Kart™ Wii and three additional Wii Wheel™ accessories

Nintendo have released a couple of photographs from a event at Oceanside, California. the captions under each photo has been provided by Nintendo

Ruth K. (on R) and Phyllis H. of Oceanside, Calif. play New Super Mario Bros. Wii with a Nintendo representative at Fairwinds - Ivey Ranch in Oceanside, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. Nintendo is visiting Leisure Care and Erickson retirement communities across the country and providing Wii systems and games for residents to play with their friends and families during the holidays.

Local students teach seniors New Super Mario Bros. Wii at the Fairwinds - Ivey Ranch retirement community in Oceanside, Calif., on Dec. 4, 2009. Nintendo is visiting Leisure Care and Erickson retirement communities across the country and providing Wii systems and games for residents to play with their friends and families during the holidays.

Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 8, 2009 – Before the launch of the Wii™ system, most seniors probably never gave video games a second thought. But then came the game Wii Sports™ and, with it, senior bowling leagues and the emergence of video games as a regular pastime for seniors nationwide. This month Nintendo pays tribute to these new players with gaming events at Erickson and Leisure Care communities across the country for residents and their family members, with a focus on New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii.

Between Dec. 4 and Dec. 20, Nintendo representatives will visit 10 communities to demonstrate New Super Mario Bros. Wii to hundreds of senior residents and their families, and encourage every generation to sample the game's unique blend of imaginative, multiplayer fun. Because players can play through the game either cooperatively or competitively, participants can expect to see kids helping their grandparents overcome difficult obstacles – or perhaps throwing them down a bottomless pit. An additional 42 communities will receive a Nintendo gift package to incorporate video games into their regular activities. All 52 communities will receive:

A Wii system
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Three additional Wii Remote™ controllers and three additional Nunchuk™ controllers
A copy of Wii Sports Resort™ and three additional Wii MotionPlus™ accessories
Wii Fit™ Plus with a Wii Balance Board™ accessory
Mario Kart™ Wii and three additional Wii Wheel™ accessories

"Nintendo has led the way in expanding the audience for video games," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "By giving seniors and their family members a hands-on introduction to New Super Mario Bros. Wii, we're extending our commitment to making the best video game experiences accessible to every generation."

New Super Mario Bros. Wii lets players take control of the iconic Mario™, his brother Luigi™ or one of two playable Toad™ characters. On a mission to rescue Princess Peach™ from the devious Bowser™, they must run, jump, bounce and battle their way through a series of wild obstacles, collecting coins and evading enemies along the way. In addition to a simultaneous multiplayer mode, the game includes built-in guides that provide helpful tips on how to overcome challenging obstacles. Since premiering in 1986, the Super Mario Bros. game series has become one of the most popular video game series of all time, selling more than 222 million games worldwide to date.

Highlighting the Wii system's inclusive game library and easy-to-use wireless controls, Nintendo has conducted pioneering outreach in senior communities across the nation since launching the system in 2006. Games such as Wii Sports have been embraced by seniors, who have set up Wii Sports bowling leagues and made video games a regular addition to both their social and physical activity calendars.

See below for scheduled dates and locations (subject to change):

Leisure Care communities
Dec. 4: Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch in Oceanside, Calif.
Dec. 12: La Siena in Phoenix
Dec. 13: Fairwinds – Brittany Park in Woodinville, Wash.
Dec. 19: Harvard Square in Denver
Dec. 20: Heritage Estates in Livermore, Calif.

Erickson communities
Dec. 5: Eagle's Trace in Houston
Dec. 12: Greenspring in Springfield, Va.
Dec. 12: Ann's Choice in Warminster, Pa.
Dec. 13: Sedgebrook in Lincolnshire, Ill.
Dec. 19: Brooksby Village in Peabody, Mass.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other Wii features, visit Wii.com.

For more information about New Super Mario Bros. Wii, visit www.mariobroswii.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.2 billion video games and more than 535 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pok√©mon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site at www.nintendo.com.

About Erickson: Erickson develops and manages full-service retirement communities that provide worry-free living for America's seniors – the country's fastest-growing population segment. Erickson's refundable entrance deposit and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind. Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into every community, lead to demonstrated resident benefits. A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average. And the company's wide-ranging employee programs have earned Erickson numerous awards, including Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For®" in 2008 and 2009.

About Leisure Care: Leisure Care, a part of the One Eighty family of companies, is one of the largest privately owned and most innovative operators of senior living communities in the United States and Canada. Its inventive ‘Five-Star Fun' philosophy is changing the perception of senior living by providing amenities commonly associated with a luxury hotel and which support a healthy, active lifestyle. Dynamic programs and wellness-oriented offerings include: restaurant dining; concierge services; PrimeFitSM, an innovative health and fitness program with personal training options; Seniors Making Art™ and Twist Travel, a full-service escorted travel and tour program. Founded in 1976, Leisure Care currently operates more than 40 communities. For more information, please visit www.leisurecare.com or call 1-800-327-3490.

Sony Announce That Yakuza 3 Is Coming Out Exclusively For The PS3 In The USA On March 2010

Sony has announced that The Yakuza 3 is coming out Exclusively on the Playstation 3 In The USA on March 2010. The game will be voiced by the original Japanese cast and be subtitled into English.

Sony go on to say that it was the fans of the game, their passion and determination that meant this Western release could happen. So as thanks, Sony will allow fans to submit questions to the Yakuza 3 development team in Japan by submitting it below the article, from their USA Blog, with *Dev Question* typed before the question.

From USA Playstation Blog


Sony Reveal That PS3 Firmware 3.15 Brings Mini's And Data Transfer To The PS3

Sony has announced that Firmware 3.15 is coming out soon. The update will be optional, the PS3 won't Prompt you to download it so you have the choice to do it manually.

One of the key Features it brings is Mini's. These will be playable on the PS3. If you have already bought a Mini for you PSP/PSPgo you can download it onto the PS3 for free and play it. Every Mini released After 17th December is compatible, with previous Mini's becoming available soon after.


The Other Key feature this update brings is the PS3 Data Transfer. this function allows you to transfer data from one PS3 to another PS3. Games, Save Data, and Downloaded Videos can be transferred from PS3 to PS3. but these will be deleted on the original PS3. Photo's, Music, Videos will not be deleted from the original PS3.


Sony have released details on how to do the Data Transfer. All you need is a LAN cable and 2 PS3's.

"1. Turn both the current PS3 (A) and new PS3 (B) on and connect them with a LAN cable; PS3 (A) should be connected to the TV

2. On the XMB of PS3 (A), scroll to the Settings menu and select [System Settings] and then [Data Transfer Utility]

3. Follow the instructions on-screen and transfer data

4. After transferring the data, follow the instructions on-screen, and then connect PS3 (B) to the TV to view the XMB

5. If content that was downloaded from PlayStation Store was transferred as part of this operation, you must activate PS3 (B) before you can use the data. Log in to the PS3 system as the user who owns the content, and then select (PlayStation Network) > (Account Management) > (System Activation) to activate the system"

From EU Playstation Blog


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

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Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/Jw1O

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/Jw6m

  • PS3: Amazon has posted the Current European Boxart for Heavy Rain http://ow.ly/JwqE

  • PS3: GameStop have released the current boxart for the American version of Heavy Rain. http://ow.ly/JwrO

  • UK Game Charts, Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 10, Assassins Creed II, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Wii Sports Resort are top 5 http://ow.ly/JwuD

  • PSPgo: Logitech have said they are not working on a UMD Drive for the PSPgo. http://ow.ly/JwvL

  • 360: SNK announce ports of King of Fighters 2002 Ultimate Match, Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, Metal Slug XX for Japan XBLA http://ow.ly/JwxN

  • Tony Hawk's not pleased with Tony Hawk Ride review scores. Blames critics for judging the game before they even played it http://ow.ly/Jyky

  • QTE Blog: EA Announces Dead Space 2 For PS3, Xbox 360, And PC http://ow.ly/Jzmr

  • Quantum Theory no longer a PS3 exclusive. it is now coming to the Xbox 360. PS3 version is 70% complete. Out Spring 2010 http://ow.ly/JzWt

  • PS3: Killzone 2 Online Multiplayer will be down tomorrow from 8-9 GMT whilst they upgrade the servers. http://ow.ly/JzX6

  • PSP: Dynasty Warriors 6 release has been pushed back a month in Japan. its now set for 21st January release http://ow.ly/Jynf

  • QTE Blog: EA Has Released Screenshots And A Trailer For The Engineer Class In Mass Effect 2 http://ow.ly/JAim

  • Namco Bandai have licensed RealID's Stereoscopic Gaming APi. it'll be sued on unannounced Titles. it's 3d Gaming. http://ow.ly/JCbu

  • Analyst Pachter expects Modern Warfare 2 to sell 6 Million Units. predict PS3 sold 700K units in November. http://ow.ly/JCh4

  • iPhone: Voltron has been announced for the iPhone. it is coming out around the 25th anniversary opf Voltron. http://ow.ly/JCkV

  • Pachter says that Grand Theft Auto IV may be to big for people to buy DLC for the game. thinks 20% of people finished it http://ow.ly/JCmi

  • QTE Blog: EA Announces Update 2 For FIFA Manager 10 Is Now Available http://ow.ly/167cJY

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks Xbox Live Marketplace Deal of The Week Is For The Rock Band Album "The Singles 1992–2003" By No Doubt http://ow.ly/JCni

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ow.ly/167cK0

  • QTE Blog: Club Penguin Announce The Third Annual Coins For Change Campaign http://ow.ly/167cK1

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Has Announced That Research Has Proven That Mario Is The Best Loved Video Game Character Of All ... http://ow.ly/167cK2

  • QTE Blog: Sega Has Released New Screenshots For Vancouver Winter Olympic Games http://ow.ly/167ekI

  • QTE Blog: Rockstar Have Announced That Beaterator Is Out Now For The iPhone/iPod Touch http://ow.ly/167ekJ

  • 360: Pachter is predicting that the 360 will have a price cut next year as the PS3 will out sell it in November + December http://ow.ly/JF19

  • THQ Have announced that UFC Undisputed 2010 will be revealed at the Video Game Awards http://ow.ly/JF25

  • DSi: Its being reported that some GameStops are not selling Zelda on it's release day, today, and selling it tomorrow http://ow.ly/JF37