Thursday, December 23, 2010

QTE Gamers Is Now Taking A Winter Holiday Break. The Site Should Be Back Up And Running As Normal In A Week Or 2

I've finally called it, i'm on my winter break. There was a surprising amount of videogame news over the last few days despite most of the industry being on their winter breaks. If there are any major developments I will report on them. I'm not sure when i'll be back from the break, I would like to take off until the new year, but if the industry wakes up before then I will to.


So until i'm back, I hope everyone has a good winter break, enjoys themselves, and has a great start to 2011...i know I will....


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!!


Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 21st And Wednesday 22nd December

This is all the news from Tuesday 21st And Wednesday 22nd December.

You can subscribe to the Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast on iTunes and if you do or are already a subscriber, it would be very helpful for me if you can rate and review the podcast.

A podcast is available on iTunes from:
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A RSS Feed from Podbean:
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And on qtegamers.blogspot.com:
http://qtegamers.blogspot.com/search/label/Audio Re-Cap


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Zero Punctuation - Epic Mickey

This weeks Zero Punctuation is on epic Mickey. this game hasn't been getting alot of good press from the game sites, but will Yahtzee be different. watch and find out.




This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update, Now With Manga From Tokyopop



Sony's EU Playstation Blog has detailed the comics coming out today on the Digital Comic Store. Sony have also announced Manga from Tokyopop will also be available in the store from today.

Bone #10 & #11 Cartoon Books
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? #1-#8 BOOM! Studios
The Dreaming #1-#8 Tokyopop
Eternal Descent #5 IDW
Ex Machina #23 DC Comics
Fables #38 DC Comics
The Flash: Rebirth #4 DC Comics
Ghostbusters: The Manga #1-#6 Tokyopop
Green Lantern #20 DC Comics
Green Lantern Corps Vol.1 #2 DC Comics
Hetalia: Axis Powers #1-#6 Tokyopop
I Luv Halloween #1-#7 Tokyopop
The Indifference Engine #2 Markosia
JLA #27 & #28 DC Comics
Justice League: Generation Lost #16 DC Comics
Legends of the Dark Crystal Tokyopop
Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #3 IDW
NYX (2003) #5-#7 Marvel
Planetary #22 DC Comics
Sandman #15 DC Comics
Star Trek: The Manga #1-#7 Tokyopop
Superman/Batman #42 DC Comics
Supernatural: Origins #4 DC Comics
Telara Chronicles #3 DC Comics
Transformers: Sector 7 #3 IDW
Tron: Original Movie Adaptation (2010) #1 & #2 Marvel
True Blood #6 IDW
Ultimate Fantastic Four (2003) #2-#6 Marvel
Ultimates (2002) #2-#6 Marvel
Wonder Woman Vol.3 #14 DC Comics
World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen #2 DC Comics
Y: The Last Man #21 DC Comics

Bundle
Bone: The Great Cow Race Cartoon Books

From EU Playstation Blog


The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 21st December

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 20th December http://ht.ly/1ay3Wz
  • PC: Minecraft has now entered a Beta. the pre-purchase price has increased to €14.95, nearly 850K units sold so far http://ht.ly/3shtX
  • PS3: its reported Amazon.com has told people who pre-ordered DC Universe Online that its coming out 18th-20th January http://ht.ly/3shuN
  • 3DS: Its confirmed there is a USA 3DS event on 19th January, IGN reveal the 3DS will have a big reveal that day http://ht.ly/3shvT
  • Android: The Playstation Phone is rumoured to be called the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play http://ht.ly/3sL3P
  • PS3: Ubisoft announce a patch is coming for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood that fixes Online issues, bugs, glitches + more http://ht.ly/3sL68
  • Namco Bandai trademark Ultimate Ninja Impact, new Naruto game speculated http://ht.ly/3sL8z
  • PSP: Cladun: This is an RPG sequel announced, coming to Japan on 24th march http://ht.ly/3sLah
  • EA's John Riccitiello says Playstation, as a brand, has more pulling power than Xbox + more http://ht.ly/3sLcp
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce DC Universe Online Comes Out In The UK On PS3 And PC On 14th January 2011 http://ht.ly/1ayq7D
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Have Released "Episode" 3 Of The Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Opening Movie http://ht.ly/1aysKp
  • QTE Blog: Sony And Evolution Studios Have Released A New MotorStorm Apocalypse Dev Video http://ht.ly/1aysKq
  • PS3: Sony Announce Little Big Planet 2 release dates, UK/Ire 21st Jan, Aus/NZL 20th Jan, EU 19th Jan http://ht.ly/3sOFw
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Mario Sports Mix Comes Out In The USA On 7th February http://ht.ly/1ayuSi
  • QTE Blog: Activision Announce They Estimate Call Of Duty: Black Ops Has Sold Over $1 Billion Worldwide http://ht.ly/1ayuSj

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Nintendo Announce Mario Sports Mix Comes Out In The USA On 7th February


Nintendo have announced Mario Sports Mix is coming out in the USA on the Wii on 7th February. the game comes with 4 sports, Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball and Dodgeball. you can also play the game with up to 4 players locally or you can play 2 vs 2 online.

Press Release

MarioTM has a long history as a sports fan. Throughout his storied career he has pursued an interest in golf, tennis, baseball and go-karting, to name just a few. Now Mario's tackling four different sports at the same time, all of them included on one disc for the WiiTM console. The game MARIOTM SPORTS MIX lets players jump into games of hockey, basketball, volleyball or dodgeball. The game launches on Feb. 7.

MARIO SPORTS MIX presents these four familiar sports - but with a Mario twist. Players can choose from a variety of playable Mushroom Kingdom characters and can even challenge Mario and friends directly by playing as their own MiiTM characters. Each game contains a number of Mushroom Kingdom power-ups that can turn the tide of a game in an instant, such as banana peels, green shells and even mini mushrooms. In over-the-top Mario sports fashion, each character can unleash his or her unique special move that ranges from Mario's fire dunk in basketball to Yoshi's rainbow attack in dodgeball.

Players can also elect to hold their matches in a number of interesting venues. For example, the Wario Factory has conveyor belts that affect how the players move on the court, while in Peach's Castle, fountains go up and down to block certain areas of the net in Volleyball.

Up to four friends who are in the same room can join in the fun, while up to four players (one or two at each location) can compete over a broadband Internet connection via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. Players can play online against friends with whom they have traded friend codes, or anonymously against other opponents. Multiplayer modes require additional controllers, which are sold separately.

Activision Announce They Estimate Call Of Duty: Black Ops Has Sold Over $1 Billion Worldwide


Activision announce that their internal estimates of Call Of Duty Black Ops sales worldwide put the game having sold over $1 Billion. The Game sold more than $650 Million in just 5 days worldwide. Acitivison also reveal more than 600 Million Hours have been logged playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer

Press Release

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Call of Duty: Black Ops continues to set sell-through records crossing the $1 billionmark in sales worldwide since its launch in November, according to internal Activision estimates.

In its first five days alone, the game sold more than $650 million worldwide, outpacing theatrical box office, book and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars, according to internal Activision estimates and boxofficemojo.com.  The game exceeded Activision's previous five-day worldwide record of $550 million set by last year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® 2.

To date, more than 600 million hours have been logged playing Call of Duty: Black Ops since the game launched on November 9, 2010.  According to Microsoft, the average player logs on more than once a day and plays for more than one hour each time.  Over half of that time is spent playing online with and against friends, illustrating the unique social characteristics of the game.

"In all of entertainment, only Call of Duty and "Avatar" have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly," said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.  "This is a tribute to the global appeal of the Call of Duty franchise, the exceptional talent at Treyarch and the hundreds of extraordinary people across our many Call of Duty studios including Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer that work tirelessly on the franchise.  Our ability to provide the most compelling, immersive  entertainment experience, and enhance it with regular, recurring content that delivers hundreds of hours of audience value, has allowed Call of Duty to continue to set sales and usage records."

Kotick continued, "This extraordinary milestone was achieved  because of  the tens of millions of passionate Call of Duty players around the world.  Global audiences have logged billions of hours online with Call of Duty games on Xbox LIVE, the Playstation Network and on personal computers.  This unique level of community engagement has enabled Call of Duty to become one of the world's most engaged online communities.

"Call of Duty continues to rewrite not just the record books, but also the rules of interactive entertainment," says Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "Even more remarkable than the number of units sold is the number of hours people are playing the game together online which are unprecedented. Call of Duty is more than a game, it's a true community.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Language.  For additional information about the game, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

*All references cited are sourced according to www.boxofficemojo.com or www.guinnessworldrecords.com
SOURCE Activision Publishing, Inc.

Capcom Have Released "Episode" 3 Of The Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Opening Movie

Capcom have released a new video for Marvel vs Capcom 3. this video is part 3 of what appears to be the opening cinema for the game. Capcom have called this Episode 3. the CGi video reveals more of the games plot as well as couple of twists. it features the recently announced fighters of X-23 and Arthur.




Sony And Evolution Studios Have Released A New MotorStorm Apocalypse Dev Video

Sony and Evolution Studios have released a new developer video for MotorStorm Apocalypse. this video focuses on the single player campaign, called Festival, and shows new in-game footage from the game. In the video the team talks about how they're moving away from traditional racing mechanics, like letting players learn a track layout, and they also talk about the music in the game.



From USA Playstation Blog


Sony Announce DC Universe Online Comes Out In The UK On PS3 And PC On 14th January 2011

Sony have announced that DC Universe Online comes out in the UK on 14th January on both PC and PS3. Other PAL countries will get both versions on 12th January, though Sony does warn hat with the festive break there could be some stock issues. Gamers with the PS3 version of the game will be able to play against/with PC Gamers.

Boxart


Sony has also detailed the subscription plans for both the PS3 and PC versions, they are:
1 Month – €12.99/£9.99
3 Month – €34.99/£27.99
6 Month – €64.99/£49.99
12 Month – €124.99 (Available on PC only)
Lifetime Subscription – €179.99 (Available on PC only)

The Lifetime Subscription is only on PC at the moment because the Playstation Wallet, on the PSN, cannot hold the amount of money needed to pay for such a subscription. Sony are looking into this, but for now Lifetime Subscription will be PC only.

From EU Playstation Blog


The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 20th December

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 18th And Sunday 19th December http://ht.ly/1ax80P
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December http://ht.ly/1axdfn
  • PS3: Amazon.de lists Tomb Raider Trilogy, comes with HD versions of Tomb Raiders Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld. http://ht.ly/3rV8S
  • 360: Dark Energy announce the "Pure" patch for Hydrophobia and new price of $10 http://ht.ly/3rVco
  • PS3: Gran Turismo 5 patch 1.05 is out now, is 608MB. Save Back ups added, able to remove HUD, offline damage + more http://ht.ly/3rVf2
  • PS3: New Gran Turismo 5 patch has also removed the Toy Company logo from under cars in the game http://ht.ly/3rVhf
  • UK Game Charts, Call Of Duty Black Ops, FIFA 11, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Just Dance 2, Assassins Creed Brotherhood http://ht.ly/3rZNZ
  • PS3: Ubisoft has confirmed a Splinter Cell HD Collection is coming to the PS3. http://ht.ly/3s0yQ
  • PSP: Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy is coming to Japan on 3rd March 2011 on UMD and Download http://ht.ly/3s1Av
  • PS3: Naughty Dog say Sony is not forcing them to use Move or Sixaxis with Uncharted 3, its Their own choice http://ht.ly/3s2At
  • PS3: Footage from the Japanese Bleach: Soul Ignition demo has been released http://ht.ly/3s3B7
  • PSP: Square Enix have released the debut trailer for Final Fantasy IV Complete, its in Japanese and not subtitled http://ht.ly/3s4CO
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Dragon Quest VI: Realms Of Revelation Is Coming To The USA On 14th February http://ht.ly/1axmcZ
  • QTE Blog: Codemasters Have Released A new Dirt 3 Video With Ken Block Discussing Gymkhana http://ht.ly/1axmcY
  • PS3: Crystal Dynamics' Karl Stewart has confirmed Tomb Raider Trilogy is coming to the PS3 in early 2011 http://ht.ly/3s6cb
  • QTE Blog: Relentless Software Announce A Playstation Move Patch Is Coming To Blue Toad Murder Files In January http://ht.ly/1axoQD
  • QTE Blog: Sony Detail The EU PSN Christmas Sale Starting 22nd December - 5th January http://ht.ly/1axoQC
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Detailed The New Features Added To Gran Turismo 5 In 1.05 Patch http://ht.ly/1axrtA
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ht.ly/1axrtz

Monday, December 20, 2010

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed the games coming out today on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare Stores. they have also revealed that there is a WiiWare demo out this week for Frotbot.

Virtual Console

Mario Party 2
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. This is the version of the game that came out on the Nintendo 64. this game comes with 5 boards to play on with up to 4 players.


WiiWare

Frobot
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. Frobots 5 foxy girlfriends have been botnapped and Frobot is looking for them. the game comes with several modes, both single and multiplayer modes. you can unlock multiplayer modes in the single player mode.


Inkub
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 Wii Points. in this game you have to defend incubators, repel attacks and keep the eggs in the incubators safe.


WiiWare Demos

Frobot

DSiWare

Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp
This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 DSi Points. You play as Dirk the Daring and have to save Princess Daphne from Mordroc.


Cosmo Fighters
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 500 DSi Points. this is a space battle game for up to 4 players.


Paul's Monster Adventure
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. You have to travel around a land and save the Monsters, known as bosses, who are all dying from starvation. but, not all the locals think what you are doing is heroic and may attack.


Just SING! Christmas Vol. 2
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this is a karaoke game that lets you sing a selection of Christmas songs.


Press Release

If there's one guest who's welcome at any holiday party, it's MarioTM. This season, the Virtual ConsoleTM service invites you to join Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom crew for the classic, family-friendly fun of Mario PartyTM 2, now playable on the WiiTM system for the first time ever. You'll also find new additions to the WiiWareTM service to help keep your days merry and bright: the unique sci-fi strategy of Inkub and the funky robot challenge of Frobot. (A demo version of Frobot is available for zero Wii PointsTM.) If you aim to fill your holiday week with hand-held adventure, take a look at the latest arrivals for the Nintendo DSiWareTM service, including Dragon's Lair® II: Time Warp and Cosmo Fighters. No matter where the season leads you, here's hoping it's a warm and happy one.

Virtual Console

Mario Party 2
Original platform: Nintendo 64TM
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Get ready to party like it's the year 2000 all over again, complete with fancy costumes, bags of surprises and games galore. Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends return for a new round of Bowser-bashing board game action in Mario Party 2. Each of your favorite characters dons a differently themed outfit to take part in five fun-packed Adventure Boards: Pirate Land, Western Land, Space Land, Mystery Land and Horror Land. Then battle BowserTM on his own specific board - if you're brave enough. Up to four players (additional accessories required, sold separately) can travel around the boards and compete in minigames for coins while also using items to gain an advantage. Win the most stars and become the ultimate victor: the Super Star. Or, if you just feel like proving your minigame mettle, visit Mini-Game Land. Head to the Mini-Game Stadium and replay your favorites, including the Item, Battle, Duel and Chance Time minigames.

WiiWare

Frobot
Publisher: Fugazo
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 1,000 Wii Points; demo version available for 0 Wii Points
Description: Frobot is programmed to make love, not war. But when his five foxy girlfriends get botnapped, he doesn't skip a beat in taking the fight to the streets. Blast your way up from the Funkytown Slums to the BotBlocker HQ and save them. In Burn Baby Burn mode, earn powerful weapons including the Robo Hustle dash and the Jivestalker disco ball to help take on the Man. In The Big Payback, journey through a story mode filled with action, adventure and fro-frazzling physics puzzles to rescue your girlfriends. In Superfreak, find hidden power picks and upgrade your style. It's a fight to the last Fro in Frobot's multiplaya arena. Face off with up to three of your friends on one screen to see who will earn the spotlight. In It's Raining Guns, access an expanded arsenal of funky weapons, including the Bass Bomb grenade and the Heartstopper shield. And in Do the Hustle, you can unlock multiplaya maps by beating single-playa levels in record time.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.

Inkub
Publisher: Cosmonaut Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: In Inkub, you are responsible for the defense of incubators, each one connected to a life support system by means of transparent carbon tubes. For years, different organisms, viruses and bacteria have formed colonies that attack the species in each incubator. Your objective is to repel the attacks of these organisms and keep the eggs in the incubators safe. To do this, you have an arsenal of weapons, mines and blockers available. Different weapons will be unlocked as you progress through the game, including laser canons, projectiles, blockers, mines and speed inhibitors. Use them by placing them throughout the tube to repel enemy attacks.

Nintendo DSiWare

Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp
Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Suggestive Themes, Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi PointsTM
Description: Princess Daphne has been spirited away to a wrinkle in time by the evil wizard Mordroc, who plans to force her into marriage. Only you, Dirk the Daring, can save her. Transported by a bumbling old time machine, you begin the rescue mission. But you must hurry, for once the Casket of Doom has opened, Mordroc will place the Death Ring upon Daphne's finger and she will be lost forever in the Time Warp. Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp is a fully animated arcade classic from legendary animator Don Bluth. You'll make your way through time by using your Nintendo DSiTM system to move and wield your sword. Beware of your foes, for they are numerous. Only you can save Princess Daphne.

Cosmo Fighters
Publisher: Abylight
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: There's a battle to fight in outer space, but before you meet your fate, train yourself against the CPU to master all the tricks and combos. Whether playing one-on-one or against a group of three, your training will pay off once you challenge your friends and foes. Anyone can play, but only the well trained will win. Send your friends a demo via DS Download Play to allow them to play solo or in a Versus mode. Finding opponents for the Multiplayer mode is easy because only one player needs to have the game loaded onto his or her system. Let the fight begin!

Paul's Monster Adventure
Publisher: Agetec, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Prepare to embark on an epic adventure and enter a land where monsters known as bosses once ruled with an iron fist. The local inhabitants have rebelled against the bosses by stealing their food supply. Now the bosses are slowly dying from starvation, and it's up to you to save them. Explore and discover magical items that will aid you on your adventure. Interact with intriguing monsters that desperately need your help to regain their energy. Be warned: The inhabitants may consider your heroic efforts to be a threat and become aggressive if you are caught with food. Do you best to avoid them, but if you need it, you're equipped with a powerful hammer that will temporally knock out the inhabitants. It's time to step up to the challenge and restore order to this chaotic land.

Just SING! Christmas Vol. 2
Publisher: dtp young entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: You are the star! Prepare yourself for the next edition of Christmas karaoke. Holiday classics such as "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" and "Deck the Halls" are waiting for you. Enter the festively decorated stage in a fancy Santa costume, then sing into the built-in microphone of your Nintendo DSi system to instantly capture the magical Christmas spirit. Hit all the right notes and sing in time to reach the top of the high-scores list.

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 CardTMcan 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, visithttp://wii.com or http://www.nintendodsi.com.

Sony Have Detailed The New Features Added To Gran Turismo 5 In 1.05 Patch


Earlier today a patch was released for Gran Turismo 5, it comes in at around 608 MB, but there was no official word as to what it brought to the game. Sony has officially announced the new features added. there's always the chance that some other changes have been added, like the change to the logo under the cars.

Seasonal Events
[Seasonal Events] has been added to the upper left of the [GT Mode] – [GT Life] screen. From here you can participate in official events being held for a limited time.

In these events, all participants are under the same regulations, and if you complete the event you will win rewards and experience. Compete on the leader boards with players around the world, in Time Trials and Drift Trials!

Hot Car Dealer
A [Hot Car Dealer] has been added to the left center of the [GT Mode]-[GT Life] screen. In the Hot Car Dealer you’ll find popular and rare used cars.

You might just come across that one car you’ve always been looking for, that you haven’t been able to find in the [Used Car Dealer]

Online Race Rewards and Experience
When you complete a race in the [Open Lobby] or [My Lounge], you will now gain rewards and experience.

Even if you are focused more on playing online, you’ll still be able to gain rewards and levels that you need to progress in [GT Life].

Driving Distance and Number of Wins in Online Races
The driving distance and the number of wins you achieve when you complete a race in [Open Lobby] or [My Lounge] will now affect your stats in [Profile] and the [Garage].

Here again the results from your online play will cumulate within [GT Life].

Improved Rewards
The rewards for winning races in both A-Spec and B-Spec in [GT Mode]-[GT Life] have been increased for a limited time. (Until the end of January, 2011).

In the same blog post, Sony have said the main reason for improving the rewards in the game was because some players were having difficulty "getting ahead in the game". Sony have also confirmed there will be further updates to the game.

From EU Playstation Blog


Sony Detail The EU PSN Christmas Sale Starting 22nd December - 5th January


Sony have announced there is a big sale coming to the EU PSN on for both PSP and PS3 games.

Festive Offers
PS3: Alien Breed: Impact (was – £14.99/€11.99 now – £8.99/€7.19)
PS3: Blue Toad Murder Files: Episodes 1-6 (was – £17.49/€21.99 now – £9.99/€12.99)
PS3: Bomberman Ultra (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
PS3: Burn Zombie Burn! (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
PS3: Burn Zombie Burn…In Space! (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
PS3: Ferrari: The Race Experience (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
PS3: Flight Control HD (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
PSP: Gottlieb Pinball Classics (was – £8.79/€10.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
PS3: Joe Danger (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £4.99/€6.19)
PS3: Lead and Gold: Gangs of the West (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £6.29/€7.99)
PS3: Tales of Monkey Island: Complete Season (was – £13.99/€17.99 now – £7.19/€8.99)
PS3: Worms 2: Armageddon (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £6.29/€7.99)

Festive minis Offers
Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)
Rocks n’ Rockets (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)
Freekscape: Escape from Hell (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)
Arctic Adventures: Polar’s Puzzles (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)
Vibes (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)
Stellar Attack (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)

Festive Offers from Disney
PSP: Toy Story 3 (was – £27.99/€34.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
PSP: Alien Escapades Add-on (was – £1.59/€1.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
PSP: Buzz’s Adventures Add-on  (was – £1.59/€1.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
PSP: Woody’s Round Up Add-on (was – £1.59/€1.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
PS3: The Nightmare Before Christmas Premium Theme (was – £1.19/€1.49 now – £0.59/€0.75)
PS1: Lilo and Stitch: Trouble in Paradis

Festive Offers from EA
PS3: DeathSpank (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £6.29/€7.99)
PS3: DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £6.29/€7.99)
PSP: Need for Speed: Shift (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £9.99/€12.99)
PSP: Dante’s Inferno (was – £31.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
PS1: Theme Park (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
PS1: Theme Hospital (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)

Festive Offers from Namco Bandai
PS3: Deadstorm Pirates (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
PS3: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
PSP: Me and My Katamari (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
PSP: Ridge Racer (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
PSP: Soul Caliber: Broken Destiny (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
PSP: Tekken 6 (was – £31.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)

Festive Offers from SCEE
PS3: Fat Princess (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
PS3: PixelJunk Shooter (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
PS3: LBP Pirates of the Caribbean Level Kit (was – £4.79/€5.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
PS3: LBP Pirates of the Caribbean Costume Kit (was – £4.79/€5.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
PSP: echoshift (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
PSP: Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
PSP: Gravity Crash (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)

Festive Offers from SEGA
PS3: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode One(was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
PS3: Sonic Adventure (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
PS3: Sonic Adventure DX Add-on Pack (was – £3.19/€3.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
PS3: After Burner: Climax (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
PSP: Valkyria Chronicles 2 (was – £27.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
PSP: Phantasy Star Portable 2 (was – £19.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)

Festive Offers from Square-Enix
PS3: Space Invaders: Infinity Gene (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
PS3: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £7.19/€8.99)
PS3: Tomb Raider: Underworld (was – £16.99/€20.99 now – £8.79/€10.99)
PSP: Tomb Raider Anniversary (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £6.29/€7.99)
PSP: Tomb Raider: Legend (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £6.29/€7.99)
PS1: Tomb Raider (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)

Festive Offers from Ubisoft
PS3: Prince of Persia Classic + Cell Factor Bundle (£7.99/€9.99)
PS3: Scott Pilgrim + Turtles in Time Reshelled + Voodoo Dice Bundle (£11.99/€14.99)
PSP: Asphalt: Urban GT 2 (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
PSP: Driver ’76 (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
PSP: Street Rider (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)

From EU Playstation Blog


Relentless Software Announce A Playstation Move Patch Is Coming To Blue Toad Murder Files In January


Relentless Software have announced that they are bringing a Playstation Move patch to Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle in January. Relentless have also announced that from 22nd December to 4th January, all 6 episodes of Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle will be available to buy from the PSN for a reduced price of £9.99 / €12.99 / $14.99

Press Release

Brighton, UK, Monday 20th December 2010 - Relentless Software® today announces that new and old fans of Blue Toad Murder Files™: The Mysteries of Little Riddle in Europe* can now enjoy the village of Little Riddle with the PlayStation®Move motion controller in their hands.

Users will be offered a Version 2.0 software update next time they boot the game which will allow them to play Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle using the PlayStation®Move motion controller. Now gamers can decide to play with their DualShock controller or the PlayStation®Move motion controller.

As an added incentive, Episodes 1-6 of Blue Toad Murder Files are on sale between 22nd December 2010 and 4th January 2011. All six episodes can be downloaded for £9.99 / €12.99 / $14.99.
Andrew Eades, executive director at Relentless Software commented: "We're really pleased to add Move support to Blue Toad Murder Files as we believe in making games easy for everybody to play. The Move is a natural for Blue Toad and is a great way to introduce your family to the joys of video games over the holidays."

Blue Toad Murder Files was originally released in December 2009 on the PlayStation®Network to praise from across the media. Eurogamer awarded the game 8/10 saying: “Murder has rarely been so pleasant as it is amidst the tidy hedges, twitching curtains and flocking geese of Little Riddle, while videogames have almost never left their comfort zones behind with such breezy assurance.”

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The PlayStation Move patch will be launched in North America in January 2011.

About Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle:
Blue Toad Murder Files is set in the quintessentially English village of Little Riddle where murder is in the air. As one of the famous Blue Toad detectives you solve puzzles, interrogate suspects, use your powers of observation and investigate clues to uncover the strange goings on in this quaint and sleepy village.
You and your fellow detectives are taking a welcome break in Little Riddle following a particularly gruelling investigation. Whilst exploring the village - someone is shot right in front of you! Dum-dum-daaaaaaa! A suitable case for the Blue Toad detectives, so a new murder file is opened and you decide to stay in the village to solve the crime, much to the annoyance of the village’s Chief Inspector.

The main aim of the game is to follow clues to find the murderer. Along the way you’ll also encounter a variety of different and challenging puzzles which help you move through the peaceful world of Little Riddle.

As one of the detectives you move around the village by selecting locations on the map. Choose your venue wisely - will you meet the Doctor and hear his flimsy alibi? Or unearth the Station Masters motivation? Each stop provides an opportunity to meet a different villager and question them on the minor misdemeanours taking place in Little Riddle.
With each step of the investigation a puzzle is played to help a villager or get further clues about the case. But pay attention, you will also be questioned by the Chief Inspector about events that take place after each chilling incident.

Whodunnit? At the end of each episode you will be asked to choose your suspect before they are revealed and exposed in all their criminal capacities!

Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle features:
Six separate episodes
A thrilling cliff hanger at the end of every episode
Over 90 puzzles, ‘Whodunnits’ and cross-examinations
Opportunity to play as one of four unique characters
1 – 4 co-operative multiplayer gameplay
A story of mystery and intrigue

About Relentless Software:
Relentless Software is a BAFTA award winning company founded in 2003 by Andrew Eades and David Amor. Each with a long track record in the industry they set out to develop new and exciting games for the mass market; games that anyone can enjoy, without a steep learning curve. The company is based in Brighton, UK.

Relentless released their first title, DJ: Decks & FX (SCEE), in late 2004, which was subsequently nominated for a BAFTA. They followed up with Buzz!™: The Music Quiz and Buzz!™: The BIG Quiz; games which featured innovative buzzers and demonstrated Relentless' commitment to making world class videogames that appeal to everyone and are simple to play. In 2006, the studio collected three prestigious awards, jointly with SCEE, two Develop Industry Excellence Awards and a BAFTA for the creation of Buzz!™.

Since Relentless’ launch in 2003 they have developed over 10 games in the Buzz!™ franchise in over 15 languages. Whilst continuing to work on Buzz!™. Relentless has just launched its first self-published title, Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle on PC and PSN and is developing other, as yet unannounced, projects.

For further information please visit the company website: www.relentless.co.uk

© 2010 Relentless Software. All Rights Reserved.

“PlayStation” is registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Codemasters Have Released A new Dirt 3 Video With Ken Block Discussing Gymkhana

Codemasters have released a new video for Dirt 3. this video features Ken Block talking about Gymkhana, with footage from both the game and real life being played as he talks about it. In Dirt 3, the Gymkhana mode can be played in single player or split screen/online multiplayer. you will also be able to upload your best Gymkhana runs to youtube.



Press Release

Today Codemasters ® released a new video starring WRC driver and DiRT® 3™ technical consultant Ken Block, focussing on the all-new gymkhana game mode. The trailer mixes live action with gameplay footage as Ken Block explains the origins of the discipline and how players can hone their rally skills by unleashing their inner hoonigan. The ‘Ken Block on Gymkhana’ video is now playing atwww.facebook.com/dirt3game.

The video introduces gymkhana, the freestyle car driving showpiece pioneered by Ken Block whose video series has become a 90 million-plus views YouTube phenomenon. The trailer shows Ken Block performing incredible stunts and stunning feats of car control in a heavily modified rally car and shows how you can perform the same stunts in DiRT 3’s unique gymkhana discipline. By pushing cars to their limits around purpose built arenas littered with obstacles and jumps, players will learn skills that can be put into the practice in the other game modes.

“The gymkhana stuff got started for me as a simple way to get extra seat time to practice for rally,” said Ken Block, DiRT 3 Technical Consultant. “For me gymkhana is an amazing feeling because it’s very similar to the things I love in rally, like sliding the car at speed. Having a gymkhana element in a game like DiRT 3 just adds a whole new aspect of fun ways to do things with the car. Going through a course and trying to do it for a time or for style points is always fun but on top of that feeling you [can] use those courses to go out and learn the techniques of driving those cars, and to be able to just kinda hoon around.”

In DiRT 3’s gymkhana game mode players can practice their skills in free sessions or take on challenge events where they must complete courses by performing spectacular stunts, racking up combos and earning style points. Players can also play or compete with friends in split-screen or online multiplayer and become gymkhana stars themselves by publishing their most spectacular runs direct to YouTube.

Coming Q2 2011, DiRT 3 will boast more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series. With more than double the track content of 2009’s hit, players will enjoy a career as an elite professional driver, competing in off-road racing events featuring jaw-dropping damage and race-changing weather. DiRT 3 will feature the most amount of Rally content to feature in the series to date, accounting for 60% of its extensive career mode. With rally stages set across three continents, including the addition of all-new locations Finland, Kenya, Norway and Michigan, players will learn to master the conditions on tarmac, gravel and snow in dry and wet conditions for the most authentic rally experience.

Set to raise the bar for authentic and accessible off-road racing again, DiRT 3 is now in development at Codemasters Studios for a 2011 release for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows® LIVE. Fans can keep up to date with the latest news, screens and videos straight from the studio at www.facebook.com/dirt3game and http://www.twitter.com/dirt3game.

Nintendo Announce Dragon Quest VI: Realms Of Revelation Is Coming To The USA On 14th February


Nintendo have announced that Square Enix's Dragon Quest VI: Realms Of Revelation is coming to the USA on 14th February. this game had only been released in Japan, on both the DS and on the Super Famicom (Super NES).



Screenshots


Character Art


Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 20, 2010 - Nintendo of America today gave video game fans across North America something sweet to look forward to on Valentine's Day, and it has nothing to do with flowers or chocolates. On Feb. 14, DRAGON QUEST® VI: Realms of RevelationTM - previously unavailable outside of Japan - will make its North American debut exclusively on the hand-held Nintendo DSTM family of systems. Combining classic role-playing adventure with new character options and enhancements, the game offers hours of imaginative DRAGON QUEST fun spanning several unique game worlds that can be enjoyed on the go.

DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation features a rich storyline that leads players through a multitude of captivating worlds as they gather allies and battle fierce monsters on a quest to defeat evil forces. With updated graphics and more than 15 character classes to choose from, new and experienced players alike can dive headlong into the timeless role-playing excitement of the DRAGON QUEST franchise anytime, anywhere. They can even enjoy special features such as switching between character classes and letting monsters, such as Slimes, join their party.

"Millions of players around the world have discovered the timeless fun of DRAGON QUEST," said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of America's director of Public Relations. "The arrival of DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation in North America will give fans unique access to a classic game in the series for the first time, offering new ways to explore and enjoy the DRAGON QUESTuniverse."

Originally released in 1995 for Japan's Super Famicom system (known in the U.S. as Super NESTM), DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation challenges players to explore multiple worlds as they confront the many problems caused by the evil Murdaw. Players can choose from nine starting classes and unlock others as they progress through the game.

For more information about DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation, visithttp://dragonquest6.nintendo.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 WiiTMhome console and Nintendo DSTM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment SystemTM, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSiTM and Nintendo DSi XLTM, as well as the Game BoyTM, Game Boy Advance, Super NESTM, Nintendo 64TM and Nintendo GameCubeTM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as MarioTM, Donkey KongTM, MetroidTM, ZeldaTM and Pok√©monTM. 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, please visit the company's website at http://www.nintendo.com.

DRAGON QUEST and SQUARE ENIX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.. REALMS OF REVELATION is a trademark or registered trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December

This is all the news from The Weekend Of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 18th And Sunday 19th December

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 17th December http://ht.ly/1avJNk
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 17th December http://ht.ly/1avLhi
  • PS3: Atlus announce the Demon's Souls servers will stay online until at least October 2011 http://ht.ly/3rac9
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released New Hard Corps: Uprising Screenshots http://ht.ly/1avMRE
  • 3DS: its rumoured launch 3DS titles will be around 2GB in size with future games able to be up to 8GB in size http://ht.ly/3rad8
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released A New Trailer For Dr Kawashima's Body and Brain Exercises http://ht.ly/1avOwO
  • QTE Blog: Sony Detail The Current 50 Playstation Move Compatible Games And Some Of The Games Coming In 2011 http://ht.ly/1avQbC
  • PS3: Namco Bandai have trademarked Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls. http://ht.ly/3rpQM
  • QTE Blog: Sony And Guerrilla Games Have Released New Killzone 3 Screenshots http://ht.ly/1awns7
  • 360: Its reported Microsoft's looking at ways to improve Kinect via Firmware Updates, camera resolution could be unlocked http://ht.ly/3rpRG
  • 3DS: EA Reveal Madden is coming to the 3DS, says its a powerful device, can do cool effects + more http://ht.ly/3rpT3
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce There Are 3 Million Need For Speed World Players And Detail Upcoming Day/Night Cycle And More http://ht.ly/1awoPS
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week? http://ht.ly/1awEEW
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week http://ht.ly/1awFEs

Sunday, December 19, 2010

QTE Tweets Of The Week

This top 10 shows the most clicked tweets from my News in brief Twitter stream. It was a big mix of news this week. Its not surprising that news from the VGA's didn't make much of an impression as its a slow news week and every site was reporting it and showing the videos. The 3DS news was by far the most clicked story perhaps showing interest is growing in it as we're getting closer to more reveals.

10 QTE Blog: Curve Studios Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For Explodemon http://ht.ly/1asVIz

9 PS3: PS3's in Ireland now have the RTE Player, UK got ITV Player and 4oD http://ht.ly/3pA1y

8 Sony's Andrew house says Games will be on discs for years to come, retail will play a part that digital cannot http://ht.ly/3oY3a

7 Sega have confirmed a Dreamcast Collection is coming but have not revealed the games included http://ht.ly/3oY5X

6 QTE Blog: Rocksteady And Warner Bros. Games Have Released A New Trailer For Batman: Arkham City Revealing A Famous Badguy http://ht.ly/1aqQGA

5 UK Game Charts Call Of Duty Black Ops, FIFA 11, World Of Warcraft Cataclysm, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Gran Turismo 5 http://ht.ly/3ovib

4 PS3: There are several people complaining about the recent Call of Duty: Black Ops, says the game's now worse http://ht.ly/3pzSp

3 PS3: Treyarch respond to Call Of Duty Black Ops issues, they've released 1 hot fix, working hard, using forum feedback http://ht.ly/3qgGr

2 Sheffield Hallam University now has a game development studio. first game is a Playstation Minis version of Zool http://ht.ly/3oYh7

1 3DS: Its confirmed Nintendo is having a news Conference in the EU on 19th January, Its reported there's a USA event too http://ht.ly/3qAeo



What Have You Played This Week?

It was another week where I didn't get much gaming in. my main focus was getting the platinum in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 so I didn't play much else.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 – PS3 – i'm 1 trophy away from getting the Platinum now. My main task is getting all the ninja cards in the game, which are basically an in-game achievement system. I'm about half way playing through all the characters 30 times in multiplayer and that's all I have left to do in the game.

Project Ishmael” - ? - Beta – I was surprised when I got into the Beta as I hadn't heard much about the game up till now. I've played alittle of the game but as I can't comment on it anyway i'm not going say anything else about it, sorry.

Pinball Fantasies – Minis – PS3 – I reviewed this game ages ago and I hadn't played it much since then. I was just looking for something to pass 10 minutes and it worked. Its still fine but has me longing for a modern pinball game. I'll look into the modern pinball games from Zen Studio on both the PS3 and 360.



EA Announce There Are 3 Million Need For Speed World Players And Detail Upcoming Day/Night Cycle And More

EA have announced that there are now over 3 million Need For Speed World Players. EA have also announced there are further enhancements coming to the game. Need For Speed World will be available in French, Russian, Spanish, and Polish. A new addition to the game will be the inclusion of a Day/Night cycle in the game. an advanced vehicle performance customisation tuning system is also being added.

Screenshots Of Day/Night Cycle And Advanced Vehicle Customisation


Press Release

Guildford, UK – December 17, 2010 – Black Box, a studio of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that Need for SpeedTM World, the Play4FreeTM online PC action racing game, has now eclipsed three million registered users. With numerous hours of high-speed, high-stakes Need for Speed multiplayer action, Need for Speed World is one of the world’s most popular, free to play racing games. Today EA builds on the game by adding an all-new dynamic day/night cycle and an advanced vehicle performance customisation tuning system. Players can go under the hood to upgrade and tune their vehicle with an extensive list of car parts ranging from tuned engines to top-tier suspension systems to create a high-performance race machine.

Need for Speed World brings together best in class action racing with an unparalleled social experience for the PC. Players can compete against their friends and family or pick from thousands of top ranked players to challenge in intense online battles and police pursuits. Gamers race the way they want in an ever expanding world that continues to grow with a constant stream of new content, cars, and features.

In addition to English and German, Need for Speed World has now been localized for France, Russia, Spain and Poland markets. Players worldwide can feel the rush of illicit street racing as they speed their way through a white-knuckle socially-connected Need for Speed experience. They will also be able to purchase SpeedBoost which they can use to acquire in-game items such as Booster Packs, Power-ups, XP accelerators and even exclusive exotic cars via the in-game store using a variety of local payment options including credit cards and SMS billing.

To quickly and easily download the game or for more information visit world.needforspeed.com or follow us on Twitter at NeedforSpeed.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS Freestyle TM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.eagames.co.uk/press.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, and Need for Speed are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Sony And Guerrilla Games Have Released New Killzone 3 Screenshots

Sony And Guerrilla Games have released new screenshots for Killzone 3. these screenshots appear to be in-game and show ISA soldiers fighting against Helghast and a giant Helghast walking tank.

Screenshots



Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sony Detail The Current 50 Playstation Move Compatible Games And Some Of The Games Coming In 2011

Sony have revealed all the current Playstation Move compatible games, totalling 50 in all, as well as some of the games coming soon that use Playstation Move.


Out Now
Auditorium*
Beat Sketcher*
Brunswick Pro Bowling
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2011
Create
Dance Dance Revolution
EyePet
The Fight: Lights Out
Funky Lab Rat*
Get Fit With Mel B
Heavy Rain (via PSN software update)
High Velocity Bowling* (via PSN software update)
Hustle Kings* (via PSN software update)
John Daly’s ProStroke Golf
Kung Fu Rider
MAG (via PSN software update)
NBA 2K11
Pain* (via PSN software update)
Planet Minigolf* (via PSN software update)
Racquet Sports
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing 2010
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (via PSN software update)
R.U.S.E.
Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves*
Singstar Dance
The Sly Collection
Sports Champions
Start the Party
Swords & Soldiers* (via PSN software update)
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest
The Shoot
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (via PSN software update)
Time Crisis: Razing Storm
Toy Story 3: The Video Game (side modes via PSN software update)
TRON: Evolution
Tumble*
TV Superstars


Coming Soon
echochrome II
Dead Space Extraction
de Blob 2
Dungeon Defenders*
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance*
PlayStation Move Heroes
Killzone 3
LittleBigPlanet 2
Michael Jackson: The Experience
Modern Combat: Domination*
No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise
SOCOM 4
Sorcery
Top Darts*
Under Siege*
Virtua Tennis 4
Yoostar 2
Zumba Fitness

*Denotes a downloadable PSN title

From USA Playstation Blog


Namco Bandai Have Released A New Trailer For Dr Kawashima's Body and Brain Exercises

Namco Bandai have released a new trailer for Dr Kawashima's Body and Brain Exercises on Xbox 360 Kinect. this trailer uses in-game action to highlight several of the activities in the game as well as some of its features. the trailer finishes by confirming the game is coming out 11th February 2011.




Konami Have Released New Hard Corps: Uprising Screenshots

Konami have released new screenshots for Hard Corps: Uprising. these screenshots are in-game and are taken from the 4th and 5th levels in the game. the first two screenshots show co-op action whilst the last screens are taken from single player.

Screenshots



Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 17th December

This is all the news from Friday 17th December

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 17th December

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 16th December http://ht.ly/1auPVx
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 16th December http://ht.ly/1auULh
  • 3DS: Its confirmed Nintendo is having a news Conference in the EU on 19th January, Its reported there's a USA event too http://ht.ly/3qAeo
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Thor: God Of Thunder http://ht.ly/1auULg
  • PS3: Sony has lost a court case against PSJailbreak in Spain, its legal and Sony pays damages to retailers http://ht.ly/3qAfK
  • Blizzard have confirmed their next MMO is currently titled Ttian http://ht.ly/3qAh0
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For Wildlife: Forest Survival http://ht.ly/1auXBA
  • Wii: EA's John Riccitiello says Wii sales would "Explode" if Nintendo Lowered the price to $99 http://ht.ly/3qAmY
  • Recent Nielsen USA Survey shows Wii is most played Console, PS3 most used for movies, 360 most used for online gaming http://ht.ly/3qAoF
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce And Detail The Playstation App For Android And iOS http://ht.ly/1av0oV
  • PS3: SNK is releasing a PS3 compatible Neo Geo Controller in Japan for ¥3.129 http://ht.ly/3qVYh
  • iPhone: Riven is a iPhone game that's 1.01 GB, it needs around 2GB of space to Install. http://ht.ly/3qW0s
  • QTE Blog: Insomniac Have Released A Dirtectors Cut Version Of The Resistance 3 VGA Trailer http://ht.ly/1av4vr

Friday, December 17, 2010

Insomniac Have Released A Directors Cut Version Of The Resistance 3 VGA Trailer

Insomniac have released a Directors Cut version of the Resistance 3 VGA Trailer and some screenshots for the game.



Screenshots



From EU Playstation Blog


Sony Announce And Detail The Playstation App For Android And iOS


Sony have announced they are bringing a Playstation App to both Android and iOS. you will need Android 1.6 or above and iOS 4 and above to get the App. Verison 1 of the App will come out only in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands.

Version 1.0 will come with the following features:
  • Check out your PlayStation Network trophies and keep up to date with your friends’ games and online status.
  • Discover all the latest games, news and hardware for your PlayStation 3, PSP and PlayStation 2.
  • Read all the announcements on the European PlayStation.Blog.
  • Share your favourite products or news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail.
New features are coming and future versions of the App will be available in other countries.



From EU Playstation Blog


EA Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For Wildlife: Forest Survival

EA have released a new trailer for Wildlife: Forest Survival, an upcoming XBLA and PSN game. the trailer uses in-game footage to show what appears to be the main mechanic, predators hunting prey or each other.




Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Thor: God Of Thunder

Sega have released a new trailer for Thor: God Of Thunder, the game was previously known as Thor: The Videogame. the trailer is the same as what was shown during the Video Game Awards. the trailer uses in-game action to show Thor attacking many different enemies using a mix of Melee and Thunder attacks.