Wednesday, June 30, 2010


UK PSN Update 30/06/2010

Special Offers
PS3: UFC 2009 Undisputed – Addiontal Fighters [£1.19]
PS3: Blue Toad Murder Files – Episode 1 [£0.99]
PS3: PixleJunk Monsters [£2.39]
PS3: PixleJunk Monsters – Encore [£1.19]
PS3: Ferrari Challenge – Pack 2, 1 Track & 5 Cars [£2.39]
PSP: PixleJUnk Monsters Deluxe [£6.29]
PSP: Super Stardust Portable [£3.99]
PSP: Little Big Planet – The Canyons Theme [£1.19]
PSP: Little Big Planet – The Island Theme [£1.19]
PS1: Constructor [£1.59]
Minis: Mahjongg Artefacts: Chapter 2 [£1.74]

PS3 Games
FirstPlay Episode 013 [£0.99]
FirstPlay 90 Day Subscription [£8.99]
Sam & Max: The devils Playhouse Episode 1 – The Penal Zone [£6.29]
Polar Panic [£7.99]
Fat Princess – Fat Roles [£3.99]
Little Big Planet – Sacktude of Liberty [Free]
Agarest: Generations Of War – Additional PP+ [5.49]
Super Street Fighter IV – Super Classic Pack [£3.19]
Way Of The Samurai 3 – Accessory Set [Free]

Demo's
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Aqua Panic!
Death Track: Resurrection

Guitar Hero 5
Pop 1 Track Pack [£4.39]
“Fireflies” by Owl City [£1.59]
“Just Dance” by Lady Gaga [£1.59]
“This Love” by Maroon 5 [£1.59]

Rock Band
Nickelback Pack 01 [£4.99]
“Burn it To The Ground” By Nickelback [£0.99]
“Figured You Out by Nickelback [£0.99]
“Never Again” by Nickelback [£0.99]
“Photograph” by Nickelback [£0.99]
“Rockstar” by Nickelback [£0.99]
“This Afternoon” by Nickelback [£0.99]

Rock Band Network Latest
American Dream” by Silverstein [£0.99]
“Battle Royale” by The World Alive [£0.99]
“Kick Some Ass 09” by Stroke 9 [£0.99]
“Sick” by Bif Naked [£0.99]
“Undone” by All That Remains [£0.59]

DJ Hero
Dance Party Mix [£6.29]

Karaoke Revolution
None

Videos
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 – Year 1 Vignette
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 – Year 2 Vignette
After Burner Climax
Brink – Container City Preview 1
Brink – Container City Preview 2
Brink – Container City Preview 3
Brink – Freedom Of Movement Preview
Burn Zombie Burn HD – Gameplay Trailer
Fallout New Vega E3 Trailer
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Trailer - “She'd Better be Worth It”
Naughty Bear – Launch Trailer

Wallpaper
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Wallpaper 3
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Wallpaper 4
Blue Toad Murder Files

Theme
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Theme [£1.79]

Dynamic Theme
None

PSN ID Avatars
Aqua Panic! Avatar 1 [£0.20]
Aqua Panic! Avatar 2 [£0.20]
Aqua Panic! Avatar 3 [£0.20]
Fat Princess – Cake Avatar [£0.20]
Fat Princess – Logo Avatar [£0.20]
Fat Princess – Red Princess [£0.20]
Fat Princess – Red Princess Big [£0.20]
Fat Princess – Blue Princess [£0.20]
Fat Princess – Red Avatar Bundle [£0.79]

PS1 Classic
None

PSP
Everybody's Tennis [£16.99]
Buzz - National Geographic Prehistoric Quiz [£3.19]
Little Big Planet – Fantasy level Kit [Free]

Minis
Hello Flowerz [£3.99]
The Mystery of The Crystal Portal [£3.99]

Demo
None

Theme
Pinball Heroes - Fat Princess
Pinball Heroes - ModNation Racers
Pinball Heroes - Motorstorm
Pinball Heroes - Wipeout

Wallpaper
Lego Harry Potter Wallpaper 1
Lego Harry Potter Wallpaper 2
Lego Harry Potter Wallpaper 3
Lego Harry Potter Wallpaper 4
Xyanide: Resurrection

Video
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep - E3 Trailer



New Zero Punctuation - E3 2010

In this weeks Zero Punctuation, yahztee takes on the entire E3! Will the push of Motion Controllers from Sony and Microsoft already put them at a disadvantage, or is Nintendo's move to release new games from old franchises just simply too Nintendo this time round?




Namco Bandai Reveal And Detail Retail Exclusive Items For Enslaved: Odyssey To The West

Namco Bandai have revealed that there will be retail exclusive items for Enslaved: Odyssey To The West. The Following USA and Canadian Retails have the following offers:

EB Games Canada and GameStop: pre-order customers will receive a code for the deadly, ebony-clad “Ninja Monkey.” With access to unlimited amounts of otherwise rare stun and plasma staff blast ammo.

Walmart and Walmart Canada: The game comes with a download code card for “Classic Monkey,” adorned in a striking red and gold ensemble that pays homage to the game’s classic Chinese novel influence. This traditional variant also channels the fearsome warrior-spirit into Monkey’s melee damage, allowing him to strike with double the power

Best Buy U.S. and Canada: The game comes with a download code card for “Sexy Robot Trip,” a literal mesh of her feminine and technological wiles. This hybrid Trip is both visually and functionally stunning, doubling the duration of all stun moves in the game including Monkey’s ranged stun blasts and melee stun charge attacks, as well as Trip’s own EMP blasts.

Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
: Customers will have exclusive access to the official soundtrack for the game, which will be offered as part of a limited set of bundles with the game.

Future Shop Canada and Target: Retail packages will include the game and a mini-comic published by renowned entertainment specialist, Marvel. The custom-created 40-page comic book focuses on Monkey and Trip’s origins, with an eye-opening glimpse into their backgrounds which won’t be seen in the game.

Retail Exclusive Character Costumes


Press Release

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (June 28, 2010) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today details on the roster of exclusive incentive items for customers who purchase ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ from participating retailers. The selection of enticing options ranges from downloadable content (DLC) to limited quantity retail packs that come bundled with the game and bonus item. Additional premium post-launch DLC will also be available and details will be released in the coming months. ENSLAVEDfor the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will be released throughout North America in October 2010.

Several retailers are offering DLC packs including alternate versions of Monkey or Trip which are not only visually distinct, but also provide unique functional advantages that boost the final retail gameplay experience. For EB Games Canada and GameStop pre-order customers, they will receive a code for deadly, ebony-clad “Ninja Monkey.” With access to unlimited amounts of otherwise rare stun and plasma staff blast ammo, Monkey turns into a bona fide assassin against his enemies. Walmart and Walmart Canada will offer the game with a download code card for “Classic Monkey,” adorned in a striking red and gold ensemble that pays homage to the game’s classic Chinese novel influence. This traditional variant also channels the fearsome warrior-spirit into Monkey’s melee damage, allowing him to strike with double the power. Best Buy U.S. and Canada customers can get the game with a download code card for “Sexy Robot Trip,” a literal mesh of her feminine and technological wiles. This hybrid Trip is both visually and functionally stunning, doubling the duration of all stun moves in the game including Monkey’s ranged stun blasts and melee stun charge attacks, as well as Trip’s own EMP blasts.

In addition, limited quantity bundle packs that include the game and exclusive bonus item are also available from participating retailers. Amazon.com and Amazon.ca customers will have exclusive access to the official soundtrack for the game, which will be offered as part of a limited set of bundles with the game. World-class musician and composer Nitin Sawhney, whose versatility and talent have helped him score more than 40 films and release eight studio albums, has created the game’s captivating, poignant score. Future Shop Canada and Target will offer retail packages which include the game and a mini-comic published by renowned entertainment specialist, Marvel. The custom-created 40-page comic book focuses on Monkey and Trip’s origins, with an eye-opening glimpse into their backgrounds which won’t be seen in the game.

Developed by Ninja Theory Ltd., ENSLAVED takes players on a gripping, surprise-filled journey as two dissimilar characters form an uneasy union in order to survive their way through a perilous, post-apocalyptic America. In ENSLAVED, players take on the role of Monkey, a strong and athletic, yet solitary figure, who has been captured by one of the mysterious slave ships which harvest the remaining population and take them out west never to return. Trip, a technologically savvy young woman who has also been imprisoned by the same ship, manages to escape. She quickly realizes that Monkey, with his raw strength and power, is her only hope to survive the perilous journey back to her home. She hacks into a slave headband and fits it on Monkey, linking them together – if she dies, he dies… Her journey has now become his and Monkey must now travel west alongside Trip as they traverse a demolished world, under constant threat of capture and mortal peril.

A tactical action-adventure game, ENSLAVED centers on the complex relationship between Monkey and Trip, challenging players to employ a mix of combat, strategy and environmental traversal. With influences and contributions from top music and film industry talent, ENSLAVEDcombines beautifully rendered graphics and captivating music with seamless animation and engrossing gameplay.

For more information about ENSLAVED, please visit www.enslaved-thegame.com or www.namcobandaigames.com.

Sony Online Entertainment Announce New EverQuest Destrier Mounts Are Available For Purchase

Sony Online Entertainment have announced that EverQuest players are now able to download Destrier mounts for 2500 Station Cash. The mounts on offer are Armored Planar Ardennes Saddle, Armored Royal Ardennes Saddle, Armored Battle Shire Saddle, or Armored Royal Shire Saddle.



Screenshots


Press Release

WHAT: EverQuest® players no longer need to wait to receive the status and performance boost that comes with roaming Norrath on a mount. Fueled by player demand, Sony Online Entertainment is bringing EverQuest players the opportunity to purchase four new Destrier mounts for 2500 Station CashTMavailable now from the Marketplace! Users can choose from the Armored Planar Ardennes Saddle, Armored Royal Ardennes Saddle, Armored Battle Shire Saddle, or Armored Royal Shire Saddle directly from the Marketplace, no waiting in line!

ABOUT THE STATION CASH DESTRIER MOUNTS: Each of the Station Cash Destrier mounts offer a significant speed boost, and if players have another faster mount, it will match speeds with that mount. Additionally while users are mounted on this horse, they will receive extra AC, Mana and Health.

MORE INFO: For more info on the EverQuest Station Cash Mounts
http://www.eqplayers.com .

Marvel Reveal Iron Man And The Thing Little Big Planet Costumes

Marvel have revealed the Iron Man and The Thing Little Big Planet Costumes. They also reveal that all the upcoming Marvel Costumes will work on both Little Big Planet and Little Big Planet 2. The first Marvel Costumes will be released on 6th July.

Iron Man


The Thing


Iron Man From Marvel
The Thing From Marvel



This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update



Sony's EU Playstation Blog have released the list of comics coming out today on the PSP Digital Comic Store Update.


2000AD Prog #1686 2000AD 18+
Army of Two #5 IDW 17+
Astonishing Tales (2009) #3 Marvel 12+
Batman: Hush #7-#12 DC Comics 12+
Batman: Year One #2 DC Comics 12+
Black Panther (2005) #1-#5 Marvel 12+
Criminal (2008) #6 & #7 Icon 18+
DMZ #1-#5 DC Comics 18+
Dante’s Inferno #4-#6 DC Comics 18+
Devi #6 Liquid Comics 12+
Fables #6-#10 DC Comics 18+
Free Realms #3 & #4 DC Comics 9+
Fringe #4-#6 DC Comics 15+
Gladstone Gander and the Boomerang Friendship Disney 3+
Green Lantern: Secret Origin #2 DC Comics 12+
High Moon #1 DC Comics 15+
Hope Falls #3 Markosia 18+
Jonah Hex #7-#12 DC Comics 12+
Mirror’s Edge #4-#6 DC Comics 15+
Mystery Society #1 IDW 15+
Ramayan 3392 AD #6 Liquid Comics 12+
Resistance #3 & #4 DC Comics 18+
Snakewoman #6 Liquid Comics 17+
Star Trek: The Movie Adaptation #4 IDW 9+
Superduck and the Haunted Villa Disney 3+
The Adventures of Sinbad Duck Disney 3+
The Lion King Disney 3+
The Sadhu #6 Liquid Comics 17+
Transformers #7 IDW 9+
Transformers: Ironhide #2 IDW 12+
Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers #5 IDW 12+
Ultraheroes #6: Good and Evil Disney 3+
Victorian Undead #2 DC Comics 15+
Walk-In #5 Liquid Comics 17+
Wonder Woman #600: Preview DC Comics 12+
X-Mickey #14: Werewolf Night Disney 3+

From EU Playstation Blog


Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Tuesday 29th June

This is all the news from Tuesday 29th June.

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.

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Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)


  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ht.ly/17VyRo
  • PS3 Firmware 3.40 out now. PSP Firmware 6.30 out now.
  • Wii: focus testers didn't like the "Mean" Mickey in Epic Mickey, its been removed Mickey will look smudgy instead http://ht.ly/24H1e
  • Wii: focus testers didn't like the "Mean" Mickey in Epic Mickey, its been removed Mickey will look smudgy instead http://ht.ly/24H1e
  • Gamefly have a listing for Death Drive from Activision. its known what this game is. http://ht.ly/24H3y
  • PS3: Demon's Souls came in the UK Individual Game software charts at number 7 ahead of Naughty Bear on 360 http://ht.ly/24H7M
  • PSP: PSP Firmware update 6.30 shows PCEngine and NEOGEO game folders, revealing those games are coming to the West http://ht.ly/24Hd0
  • PS3: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida announces Sony are making profit with the PS3 Console, says no price cut this year http://ht.ly/24Hl8
  • QTE Blog: Its My Birthday Today http://ht.ly/17VK24
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Monday 28th June http://ht.ly/17VK25
  • THQ Is working on Metro 2034 and it will be in 3D http://ht.ly/24HnS
  • Square Enix announce the Final Fantasy Versus XIII Story, Character designs, and clothing designs are now finished http://ht.ly/24Hsf
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce Fast Lane Stuff, A New Sims 3 DLC Pack, Is Coming This Autumn http://ht.ly/17VMy5
  • Capcom's David Reeves expects a PS4 and Xbox 720 to come out in next 2 -3 years, expects first parties working on it http://ht.ly/24Hv3
  • Hasbro are looking at the expansion of the Transformers brand, perhaps into different game genres with Activison http://ht.ly/24Hyp
  • Wii: GameStop listed the the James Bond Goldeneye Controller as coming out when the game does for $69.99 http://ht.ly/24OOv
  • 360: Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg says that the Milo and Kate tech demo from Lionhead probably won't make it to market http://ht.ly/24OUW
  • PC: THQ Announce that the PC version of Darksiders is set to come out 16th September in USA and 24th in UK http://ht.ly/24OWJ
  • PS3: GameStop list the Dead Space 2 Limited Edition as only coming to the PS3. http://ht.ly/24OZK
  • 360: Rumoured, specs for Kinect have leaked. it needs 175MB of Memory Supports Xbox Live Party + more http://ht.ly/24P3f
  • Hulu Plus coming to PS3 soon, Xbox 360 in 2011. will cost $9.99 a month. http://ht.ly/24Qez
  • 360: In response to reports there is no Milo game, Lionhead Studios' Sam Van Tilburgh has shown a photo of the team http://ht.ly/24Tog
  • 360: Kinect specs reveal it can track 6 players, but only capable of tracking 2 active players http://ht.ly/24TtE


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

EA Announce Fast Lane Stuff, A New Sims 3 DLC Pack, Is Coming This Autumn


EA have announced they are working on a new content pack for The Sims 3. Fast Lane Stuff is currently set to come out this autumn at retail and online. The content pack will add 4 new lifestyle options, racing, intrigue, rockabilly and classic luxury. each will offer unique items for your Sim and their homes. you will also be able to create your own garage where you can store your new cars.

Press Release

Buckle your seatbelts and take a ride with the windows down. The Sims Studio announced today that The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff pack is under development and will be available this autumn at retail stores worldwide and through digital download at www.TheSims3.com.

As the first stuff pack dedicated to vehicles and the fast-lane lifestyle, The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff pack allows you to choose from four different lifestyle options: racing, intrigue, rockabilly and classic luxury. Each one offers unique items to outfit your Sims with the newest fashions, home furnishings and vehicles. Now your Sim can create the ultimate garage where they can store their hot rod, professional racing car or even their motorcycle. For example you can give them a sponsor-laden racing jumpsuit, neon wall sign, trophy case, workbenches, tool boxes and loads more! Give them the ride they’ve always dreamed of, and the lifestyle to go along with it. With The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff pack, create the ultimate experience for the car enthusiast in you.

The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff pack is currently available for pre-order at the EA Store and will be available this Autumn. For more information on this stuff pack and all of The Sims 3 games, visit the www.TheSims3.com.

*According to NPD data

Its My Birthday Today

Just a quick heads up. its my birthday today, the big 25, and as you can imagine its been fairly busy with family and what not. i'll try to keep the news in brief up to date, and when i can blog posts. But ultimately, i do not know how regularly the site is going to be updated today. Apologies for any inconvenience, but as its my birthday i think you'll forgive me, lol.

PS...if you've been visiting the site for a while now, perhaps as a birthday present you could give a small donation???


Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Monday 28th June

This is all the news from Monday 28th June.

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.

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Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)


  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ht.ly/17UKeZ
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June http://ht.ly/17UMc2
  • UK Charts, Lego Harry Potter, Red Dead Redemption, Super Mario Galaxy 2, 2010 FIFA World Cup, naughty Bear http://ht.ly/249iU
  • PSP: A Japanese retailer has listed a PSP 4000 as coming out in 2010 http://ht.ly/249qI
  • PS3: EA's John Schappert says PS3 "is on fire", stock can't keep up with demand. EA have high hopes for PS3 this year http://ht.ly/24aqL
  • Twisted Pixle announce they are working with Turbine and making a MMO for consoles. http://ht.ly/24aKz
  • THQ Announce they are bringing a Red Faction game to PSN/XBLA. it'll be out before Red Faction Armageddon http://ht.ly/24aNa
  • PC: BioWare admit that after Mass Effect was released, they went back to their conversation system and re-did it http://ht.ly/24bIY
  • 360: Microsoft's Ryan Moore has said that Hardcore will be the first to buy Kinect, a wide range of games out in holiday http://ht.ly/24bMZ .
  • Patrice D├ęsilets doubts there would be an WWII Assassin's Creed, Japanese not keen on Japan Setting either http://ht.ly/24bRK
  • Concept art for a 3rd person survival horror game from Crystal Dynamics has appeared. Speculation its called Downfall http://ht.ly/24bUb
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Crysis 2 Trailer http://ht.ly/17UTFK
  • Black Rock Studio is reportedly working on a new unannounced PS3 and 360 game, a job posting hints its a racing game http://ht.ly/24ePS
  • Level-5 announce Inazuma Eleven Break is still in development for the Wii and they're also working on Inazuma Eleven 4 http://ht.ly/24eST
  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Have Released A New E3 Trailer For Front Mission Evolved http://ht.ly/17UVJm
  • The Silver Lining, the fan made sequel to Kings Quest, is coming out next month, Activision gave the game their blessing http://ht.ly/24gAW
  • 3DS: its strongly rumoured Reggie Fils-Aime was mistaken when he said the 3DS was coming in 2011, its winter 2010 http://ht.ly/24iPS
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ht.ly/17UZpr
  • PS3: Sony have said reports of a HD remake of Killzone 1 are false http://ht.ly/24jR0
  • iPhone: Apple has sold over 1.7Million iPhone 4's in just 3 days http://ht.ly/24jSt
  • The OFLC has rated Above & Beyond, an unannounced game from Activision. Speculation its the successor to Star Control http://ht.ly/24l4y
  • PS3: Amazon.fr lists the Team Ico Collection HD Classic for PS3 http://ht.ly/24l7v
  • 360: Harmonix confirm that Dance Central DLC will cost more than Rock Band http://ht.ly/24l93
  • 360: Bungie reveal they explored a Halo 4 game before moving to Halo Reach http://ht.ly/24lbn
  • DS: Pokemon Black & White is coming out in Japan on 18th September http://ht.ly/24lQ4
  • QTE Blog: Sony Detail PS3 Firmware Update 3.40, Announce PSP Firmware Update 6.30, And Playstation Network Facebook ... http://ht.ly/17V8uw


Monday, June 28, 2010

Sony Detail PS3 Firmware Update 3.40, Announce PSP Firmware Update 6.30, And Playstation Network Facebook App

Sony have provided details for the upcoming Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable updates as well as revealing a new Playstation Network Facebook App. No specific details for the PSP update where given, all thats been mentioned was that its update 6.30. such a small upgrade probably means that its only a stability update.

The Playstation 3 firmware update 3.40 brings the following additions to the console:
  • PlayStation Plus: PlayStation Network users will be able to purchase membership to PlayStation Plus; a new subscription service on the PlayStation Network that provides you with new options to expand and enhance your gaming experience and enable you to gain an exclusive set of features and content. Friendly reminder, all of you PlayStation Network users will continue to have free access to PlayStation Network’s unmatched and expanding suite of new and exclusive features while PlayStation Plus subscribers will gain access to an exclusive and expanding set of gaming features, content and functionality.
  • Photo Gallery: A new network based photo sharing feature is now available on the Photo Gallery. The enhancement allows you to upload, browse and comment on photos on Facebook and Picasa Web Album. You can also opt to share your photos between your PlayStation Network friends as well as print photos from Photo Gallery.
  • Video Editor & Uploader: Video Editor and Uploader is a new function found on the XrossMediaBar (XMB), which enables you to edit, save and upload video files stored on the PS3 system to sites such as Facebook or YouTube.
  • Five Star Rating Support: Users can rate the PlayStation Store content they have purchased with one to five star ratings.
  • Power Save Settings: The default setting for PS3 System Auto-Off will be set at 2 hours, providing you with additional power save options and further improving power save features on the PS3 system.

Firmware 3.40


Sony have also revealed they are releasing a new Playstation Network app for Facebook. this app builds on the existing trophy app for Facebook by letting you display on your profile your Playstation Network profile. you will also be able to find out which of your friends has a PSN Account and send them a friend request, and you will be able to view your PSN Friends online status.

Facebook app


All these updates are expected to happen at the same time tomorrow, Tuesday 29th June.

From USA Playstation Blog


This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

There are 10 games out today in the USA on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare services.

Virtual Console

Mario Tennis
This is the Nintendo 64 version of the game and its 1-4 players and costs 1,000 Wii Points. the game has 16 playable characters and a variety of game modes.


WiiWare

Jett Rocket
This is a 1 player game only that costs 1,000 Wii Points.  this is a 3D Action adventure game where you have to explore the planet Yoroppa and find out why its been attacked by the evil Power Plant Posse.


Pong Toss Pro – Frat Party Games
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 600 Wii Points. this is a party game based on Pong Toss. this game has a tournament mode for up to 16 players to compete in as well as 6 regulation tables.


Robin Hood: The Return of Richard
This is a 1 player game only that costs 500 Wii Points. this shooting game has 12 levels where you face off against the sheriff of Nottingham.


DSiWare

Maestro! Green Groove
this is a 1 player game only that costs 500 DSi Points. the platforming game is full of music, everything you do in the game makes music. you can even input your own singing and whistling to defeat enemies.


Date or Ditch
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. this is a dating and social game where you can meet people at parties, go to movies with people, and more. you can even use the DSi Camera to put your face in the game and change settings to make your picture like you.


Animal Color Cross
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. the aim of the game is to reconstruct an animal image that has been hidden beneath a grid. to do this, just simply deduce the right colour by using numbers on the grid. the game comes with a tutorial as well as 72 grids to complete.


Ancient Tribe
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. in the game you play as the god of an ancient tribe. the strategy is to expand your village and increase its population whilst defending it from nature and other tribes.


Brain Drain
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. this is a puzzle game where you have to unscramble a image/model. there are over 200 puzzles to try as well as 3 game modes.


Battle of Giants: Mutant Insects – Revenge
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 800 DSi Points. you need to locate and free the scorpion champion. there are 10 missions to play through as well as the ability to customise your warrior.


Press Release

Three ... two ... one! Happy Half Year! Well, 2010 is just about half way behind us now (or, if you're an optimist, half way ahead of us). Either way, why not make a half-resolution to try out some new downloadable games? This week Jett Rocket zooms onto the WiiWare™ service to thwart the plans of the awesomely named Power Plant Posse. The Nintendo 64™ classicMario Tennis™ on the Virtual Console™ service reminds tennis fans that most matches last less than 11 hours. And Maestro! Green Groove on the Nintendo DSiWare™ service lets you become a virtuoso, as everything you do in the game becomes music.

We've also got new arrivals in the "Big Name Games" section of the WarioWare™: D.I.Y.series, which features downloadable microgames from some of the industry's most talented figures. This week we have some new additions from the Treehouse, Nintendo's game localization team. New "Big Name Games" will be added every Monday through July 26, all available to download for zero Nintendo DSi Points™ to anyone with broadband Internet access and a copy of either WarioWare: D.I.Y. for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems orWarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase software for the WiiWare service. Visit the Nintendo Channel on your Wii™ system today to learn more about these games.

WiiWare

Jett Rocket
Publisher: Shin'en Multimedia
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Jump and run and fly. Let Jett Rocket explore the beautiful planet of Yoroppa and find out why it has been attacked by the evil Power Plant Posse. Visit tropical islands, poisonous swamps and freezingly cold glaciers. Ride the ocean on your Jet Boat, parachute from giant cliffs, speed through arctic regions on your Jet Snowboard or skyrocket with your Jet Turbine. You will need everything you've got to fight back and save Yoroppa. Just be Jett Rocket in this epic futuristic full 3D action adventure.

Pong Toss Pro – Frat Party Games®
Publisher: JV Games Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Mild Language
Price: 600 Wii Points
Description: Born on college campuses, Pong Toss is the ultimate party-game favorite. NowPong Toss Pro takes it to the next level by featuring a completely redesigned throwing system for complete accuracy and improved graphics. Also new to Pong Toss Pro is Tournament Mode. You can have a four-, eight-, or 16-team bracket play in Pong Toss & Speed Pong. Pong Toss Pro features six regulation tables and the ability to modify simple house rules. Rock it with a high-energy rock soundtrack; listen to the announcer commenting on your play. Rule the table with Fireball bonuses for consecutive shots. In Speed Pong, up to three challengers can compete at the same time. Speed and strategy are the keys to this fast-paced game. Jack up your opponents by using a slew of power-ups that will slow them down. The first one who sinks the last cup wins it all.

Robin Hood: The Return of Richard
Publisher: Nordcurrent
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: While Richard, the true King of England, is absent from his throne, his country rages in chaos. England has been invaded, and enemies burn and destroy local towns and villages. After the house of expert archer and hunter Robin Hood was burned down, he, together with a group of free archers like himself, hides in Sherwood Forest and begins his fight for justice. The fate of the people now lies in your hands. Help Robin to defeat the villains and restore peace in this shooting game.

Features:
Complete 12 levels, defeating numerous enemies and visiting different locations in medieval England
Search for hidden objects to get bonus points
Fight with super villains, such as the Sheriff of Nottingham
Replay the game to improve your score in the High Score Table
Virtual Console

Mario Tennis
Original platform: Nintendo 64
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: The Mushroom Kingdom welcomes another sport to its lineup in the Nintendo 64 smash Mario Tennis. In addition to the bright graphics and intuitive, but incredibly tight, controls that all Mario™ games are known for, a cast of 16 Nintendo characters (including the first introduction of Waluigi™) is ready to take to the court. Along with the ability to unnerve an opponent by varying shots and precisely target their destination, each character has specific attributes in categories such as speed, power and control, all of which combine to offer multiple play styles to choose from. A variety of game modes ranging from a standard tournament to the crazy, item-filled Bowser Stage will keep you – and up to three of your friends – running around the court for quite some time. Whether trying to unlock all the secrets in single-player mode or challenging friends with some intense fun in multiplayer mode, this is a game that definitely holds its serve.

Nintendo DSiWare

Maestro! Green Groove
Publisher: Neko Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Animated Blood, Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Hello. Do you like music? Do you like platforms? Do you like pink bird-like things? Do you like the jungle? You'll love Maestro! Green Groove edition! So jump in and enjoy this wonderful feeling of being a virtuoso using your heart, stylus and voice. Everything you do is music – EVERYTHING! Hit the spiders to play some drums, shoot the fruit to bring out the melody, pinch the strings to play the tune and so on. Challenge the mischievous Staccato the Spider in a melodious battle in which the most talented one will win. For those of you who have no fear, once you have finished the adventure, you can activate the SING/WHISTLE mode to bug everyone around you with your precious talents. And for the talented ones, there is an improvisation mode in which you'll play the levels with the instruments and at the speed of your choice. Enjoy, Maestros from all around the world!

Date or Ditch
Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Think you're a real Casanova? Let's see how you act in real-life situations when you face a whole gamut of dates, from romantic to wild. Date or Ditch is an absorbing dating adventure for both guys and girls, testing you through an evolving scenario. Discover unique game play mixing social simulation, hilarious face-to-face conversations and fun quizzes. Randomly meet someone at a party, go to the movies together, invite your date to dinner and more. And a surprise visit from your ex may spice up your love story a bit. Enter even deeper into the game thanks to the exclusive camera feature: Add your photo within the game and change your face according to your feelings. In real life, make sure you are compatible with your date by taking the Love Test: Based on your names and appearance, are you made for each other? Love has always been a game. We just made it more fun.

Animal Color Cross
Publisher: Little Worlds Studio
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Get hooked on colorful puzzles. The goal of the game is to reconstruct a mysterious animal image that lies beneath the grid. You just need to fill in each square of the grid with one of the appropriate colors available. To solve the puzzle, you can simply deduce the right color by using the numbers written around the grid. Don't worry, a short tutorial shows you the basic rules within a minute. Puzzle-solving champs, sudoku fans or even kids can enjoy the game. You can play 72 individual grids in up to 50 hours of game play. Players can select among eight levels presented as geographical zones including Europe, Oceania, North Pole, Pacific, North America and South America to discover local fauna. Enter a new world filled with fancy colored pixel art.

Ancient Tribe
Publisher: CIRCLE Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: In the ancient world of Savage, you play the god of an ancient tribe in this real-time strategy game. Expand your village by guiding its inhabitants on the hunting grounds to find food and resources. Use them to upgrade your village and increase its population. When the primitive tribe develops to a certain level, they will build a temple to pay tribute to your mightiness. You can recruit new troops and research new classes of tribal people by upgrading the existing tribe's equipment and technology. Besides improving your tribe you can improve your godly powers by sacrificing some of your tribesmen and resources. On the hunting ground your tribe will explore forests, deserts, volcanoes and frozen lands. They will meet various kinds of beasts such as boars, elephants and even dinosaurs. You can help trap and tame them so your tribe can ride on them as part of your army and hunting troop.

Brain Drain™
Publisher: Enjoy Gaming
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Brain Drain is a funny and challenging puzzle game. You have to place the elements of a scrambled puzzle according to a given model. Select four elements at a time with the stylus and spin them to move the elements to the right positions. Some puzzles may feature malicious game effects that will slow you down during your puzzle solving. There are three game modes to choose from:
Challenge: 200 fixed puzzles with preset best times to solve and beat.
Race: A stream of puzzles and best time tables to beat in four difficulty levels.
Random: Relaxed, random puzzling that continues endlessly.
Battle of Giants™: Mutant Insects – Revenge
Publisher: Ubisoft
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Animated Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: After the defeat of the Mutant King, the Mutant Queen rose up from the core of the Earth and forced the remaining giant insects into submission. Now it is your job to locate and free the Scorpion Champion, the only giant insect with the ability to defeat the Mutant Queen. Complete 10 new missions, defeat your enemies and liberate the Scorpion Champion! Customize your giant insect with tribal stripes, equip it with special powers and enhance your abilities. Challenge your friends to duels of supremacy on the Nintendo DS™ system. Are you strong enough to win this Battle of Giants™?

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.

Square Enix Have Released A New E3 Trailer For Front Mission Evolved

Square Enix have released a new trailer for Front Mission Evolved. this trailer was shown at E3 and is a CGi trailer. the trailer focuses mostly on war in the game, providing hints as to the cause. the trailer also provides some back story for some of the characters and it shows how some of the locations in the game have been attacked.




EA Have Released A New Crysis 2 Trailer

EA Have released a new trailer for Crysis 2. this trailer is an extended version of the Central Station trailer, showing more action before events in the station and after.




Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June

This is all the news from Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June.

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


  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ht.ly/17TxQD
  • Interplay is releasing MDK 2 on WiiWare and MDK 2 HD on PC http://ht.ly/23Cew
  • DSi: The OFLC has rated Face Pilot: Fly With Your DSi Camera for DSi Ware http://ht.ly/23CfD
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Marvel Costume Packs Are Coming To Little Big Planet From 7th July http://ht.ly/17TDDv
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Friday 25th June http://ht.ly/17TDDw
  • Its reported that MGS: Rising producer Shigenobu Matsuyama said Kojima is working on a new Metal Gear Solid Game http://ht.ly/23CgG
  • PS3: Shinji Hashimoto announces that Legend of Mana is coming out in Japan as a PS1 Classic http://ht.ly/23Chz
  • Peter Molyneux has said that pairing Black & White with Kinect would be cool, but doesn't have the time http://ht.ly/23CiU
  • DS: its reported that a kid was prescribed Mario Kart DS to overcome "lazy eye syndrome", he had a 250% improvement http://ht.ly/23CjM
  • 3DS: Reggie Fils-Aime confirms The 3DS Is coming out in 2011 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon http://ht.ly/23EiY
  • Raven Software are currently hiring for "an exciting, currently unannounced title" with the Unreal engine http://ht.ly/23EnE
  • 360: Its reported that Gears Of War 3 will have dedicated servers. if there was a Beta, it'd be in January http://ht.ly/23Etm
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week? http://ht.ly/17Um3v
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week http://ht.ly/17Um3u


QTE Tweets Of The Week

This top 10 shows the most clicked tweets from my News in brief Twitter stream. Even though it was a fairly quiet week after E3, there still was alot of interest in some things. the Wii Update got alot of clicks putting it comfortably ahead of the rest of the top 10, but there was interest in several posts from QTE Gamers which is always good to see.

10 PS3: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida says Gran Turismo 5 does have a track editor, tracks can be shared, go-Kart racing + more http://ht.ly/21Cfr

9 QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Medal of Honor Screenshots http://ht.ly/17Qh9P

8 QTE Blog: Microsoft Reveal The Xbox Live Gold Family Pack And Future Family Settings http://ht.ly/17QpS1

7 iPhone: You won't be able to buy a iPhone 4 from an AT&T store without a pre-order until 29th June http://ht.ly/21Vyg

6 3DS: Satoru Iwata says the 3DS could do Video Voice Chat and that the release date and price could be announced soon http://ht.ly/21X01

5 PSP: Sony are touting God Of War Ghost Of Sparta as the best looking PSP game Ever http://ht.ly/23dan

4 QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Monday 21st June http://ht.ly/17Q6cS

3 PS3: BBC iPlayer is getting updated later in year when PS3 gets firmware update. PSN+iPlayer sign in may be integrated http://ht.ly/21ChF

2 QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ht.ly/17Q4gr

1 Wii: System update 4.3 is out now, Wii checks for illegal channels/firmware and removes them, Existing channels updated http://ht.ly/21C8A


Sunday, June 27, 2010

What Have You Played This Week?

I haven't played much at all this week. Work on the site kept me busy but so has other things that need to be done...and the world cup. Whilst the world cup is on I doubt i'll get much more gaming in, especially as Tuesday is my birthday, but I have enjoyed what I managed to play so far.

Football Manager 10 – PC – I Got Havant & Waterlooville out of the conference south, and i'm comfortably top of the Conference and look set to jump to league 2.

Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 – Xbox 360 – I played the first game and enjoyed it, its defiantly a guilty pleasure. I was curious to see what improvements would be made to the game with the sequel. It looks better, the gundams handle better, and the achievements are better also. I'm finding it a bit more difficult than the first, you can't go in guns blasting for the first few levels that's for sure, but overall its still good. But much like the first game there is a lot of gameplay left to get through.

Did you manage to play more games than I have over the week, or do you have any comments on my experiences or questions about the games i've played? If you do, feel free to add them in the comments section.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sony Announce Marvel Costume Packs Are Coming To Little Big Planet From 7th July


Sony have announced that from 7th July, Marvel costume packs for Marvel Super Herpes and Super Villains are coming out n the PSN for Little Big Planet. Every other week there will be a selection of 5 costumes to download, or you can download all 5. The Following Marvel Characters will have Little Big Planet Costumes:
  • Captain America
  • Daredevil
  • Doctor Octopus
  • Elektra
  • Ghost Rider
  • Green Goblin
  • Hulk
  • Invisible Woman
  • Iron Man
  • The Human Torch
  • Magneto
  • Mystique
  • The Punisher
  • Rogue
  • Spider-Man
  • Storm
  • The Thing
  • Thor
  • Venom
  • Wolverine

Its also been announced that a Marvel level Kit is coming out. it'll have 4 levels to play through as well as a large assortment of marvel themed music, objects, materials, stickers, and backgrounds that you can use to create levels with.

From USA Playstation Blog


Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Friday 25th June

This is all the news from Friday 25th June.

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Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)


  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ht.ly/17SMFw
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Thursday 24th June http://ht.ly/17SOv4
  • PS3: Bloomberg is reporting that Hulu is coming to the PSN soon. it'll be a paid service http://ht.ly/23cjd
  • PS3: Last.FM's Orlena Yeung reveals they have a 1 year exclusive contract with 360, Speculation its coming to PS3 http://ht.ly/23cny
  • PC: Civ 5 will be able to play Civ 4 maps, upload them into Civ 5 world builder and convert them to Civ 5 http://ht.ly/23cpQ
  • 3DS: Yoot Saito has teased the possibility that Seaman is coming to the 3DS http://ht.ly/23csz
  • PSP: Sony are touting God Of War Ghost Of Sparta as the best looking PSP game Ever http://ht.ly/23dan
  • Its claimed that scrapping the UK Videogame Developer tax break has saved the UK Government £190M http://ht.ly/23eAD
  • PS3: Namco Bandai say there are currently no plans to localise Tales Of Vesperia, but there could be in the future http://ht.ly/23eCC
  • iPhone: Apple repsonds to comments about iPhone 4 signal issues, says if you have them, hold your phone differently http://ht.ly/23eF5
  • PSP: Konami's CEO Fumiaki Tanaka says they expect worldwide sales of Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker to be 3M http://ht.ly/23eHi
  • Ubisoft reveal Beyond Good & Evil 2 is being made by just a handfull of developers and they have alot of work to do http://ht.ly/23fVn
  • JP Consoles, DSiLL 30.183, PSP 20.929, Wii 19.045, DSi 18.214, PS3 17.175, DS 5.126, 360 2.060, PS2 1.568, PSPgo 837 http://ht.ly/23fYj
  • Keiji Inafune's Dead Rising Movie is getting a EU/USA release as Zombrex Dead Rising Sun. it'll be online and free http://ht.ly/23iQd
  • 360: Microsoft say there are currently no plans for the BBC iPlayer to come to the 360, they're happy with Sky http://ht.ly/23jj5
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Developer Diary For Need For Speed World http://ht.ly/17SY51
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released A Developer Interview Video For Dragon Ball Origins 2 http://ht.ly/17T1qV
  • RT @chrisgrant: RT @Tim_Stevens For two days at E3 I wore a camera that took photos every 30 seconds. The vid is here: http://bit.ly/9hAub5
  • 360: Microsoft announce Kinect will be demoed in HMV and GAME in the UK http://ht.ly/23mY8
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ht.ly/17T3rU
  • Sam Raimi says the Warcraft movie is "still a long ways away," they're still working on the story http://ht.ly/23n0e
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Fat Princess Patch 1.06 And DLC Is Coming Out On 29th June http://ht.ly/17T5KS


Friday, June 25, 2010

Sony Announce Fat Princess Patch 1.06 And DLC Is Coming Out On 29th June



Sony have announced that on 29th June, Fat Princess is getting DLC and a game update. the Fat Rolls DLC brings Pirates, Ninjas, and Giants to the game. Pirates are able to call on a cannon ball attack, whilst ninja's can hide in shadows and sneak through doors, and Giants cause earthquakes and can eat enemies to gain health.

The 1.06 update to the game brings 4 player, same console, co-op to the game. on top of 4 player co-op, you will be able to spawn at outposts. clan tags have also been added to the game as well as the ability to password protect your games.




This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo UK have revealed the games coming out today on WiiWare and DSiWare. there are no Virtual console games released this week, but there are still 8 games released, 3 on WiiWare and 5 on DSiWare. i have included screenshots for the games i have them, but Nintendo have included a video of all the games in action at the link below.

WiiWare

The Tales of Bearsworth Manor - Chaotic Conflicts


The Tales of Bearsworth Manor - Puzzling Pages


Art Style: light trax


DSiWare

Hello Flowerz

Music on: Retro Keyboard

Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper


Date or Ditch

24/7 Solitaire

From Nintendo UK


Namco Bandai Have Released A Developer Interview Video For Dragon Ball Origins 2

Namco Bandai have released part 1 of a developer interview video for Dragon Ball Origins 2. this video features Kensuke Nakahara, the games Director, and Yoshiri Okamoto the games Executive producer. in this video, they talk about mostly about the technical achievements of the game, putting across how much they tried to push the DS to its limits, not only in terms of graphics, but also their use of multiplayer. They also talk about the games characters and setting, revealing that the Red Ribbon Dragon Ball saga was really popular in Japan. they also reveal that you can play many characters in the game, and that each of them have their own fighting styles and that the games been balanced for each of them. one thing that's clear from this video is that they're enthusiastic about the game and what they've made.




EA Have Released A New Developer Diary For Need For Speed World

EA Have released a new developer diary for Need For Speed World. this diary focuses on the weapons and boosts in the game. the developers talk about some of the weapons, like Juggernaut, describing what they do whilst giving some tips on how they could be used. in-game footage of all the weapons and boosts are shown during this video.




Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Thursday 24th June

This is all the news from Thursday 24th June.

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Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)


  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ht.ly/17RWb7
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Wednesday 23rd June http://ht.ly/17RYaC
  • iPhone: there are reports that the iPhone 4 has an issue with connecting to an network when being held in your left hand http://ht.ly/22Dt2
  • DS: Square Enix reveal Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded is a remake/upgrade of a Japanese mobile game, will have Lightning Cameo http://ht.ly/22Dw5
  • PS3: its reported that PixleJunk Racers 2nd Lap is coming out 1st July in Japan for ¥500 http://ht.ly/22DxQ
  • EA Have trademarked "Alice: Madness Returns." speculation is its a sequel to American McGee's Alice http://ht.ly/22Dzm
  • Mac: Counter-Strike source is out now for Mac for $6.80/ £4.76 http://ht.ly/22DAL
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released New Screenshots And A Video Showing Levelling Up In Puzzle Quest II http://ht.ly/17S3qE
  • The DS version of Ni no Kuni is still coming whilst the PS3 version will use Playstation Move http://ht.ly/22DD5
  • The ESRB have rated Crash Team Racing and Motor Toon Grand Prix as a PS1 Classic http://ht.ly/22DER
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Announce The Zangief And Cammy Update For The iPhone Version Of Street Fighter IV Is Out Now http://ht.ly/17S5Vb
  • 360: Terminal Reality announce they're Patching Ghostbusters' Multiplayer + achievement bugs, set to come in fall http://ht.ly/22KZh
  • 360: Final Fantasy XIV is not coming to the 360 due to Xbox Live being a closed environment http://ht.ly/22ML6
  • QTE Blog: Sony Reveal Playstation Plus Pricing Plans For The UK, EU, Oceania, And Middle East http://ht.ly/17S83l
  • Final Fantasy XIV is still set to come out in 2010, simultaneously on both PC and PS3. the Beta is starting soon. http://ht.ly/22OKo
  • Wii: Marvel vs Capcom 3 producer, Ryota Niitsuma, suggests that a Wii version could come, depends on how PS3/360 sells http://ht.ly/22ORv
  • QTE Blog: Sony Detail The First Two Months Of Playstation Plus Rewards http://ht.ly/17SbmC
  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 23/06/2010 http://ht.ly/17SbmB
  • 360: UK Retailers are saying that Kinect needs to be priced below £100 if it wants to appeal to the Mainstream http://ht.ly/22OUm
  • 360: Microsoft have said that pricing Kinect on their website at $149.99 is just a "Placeholder" http://ht.ly/22OWj
  • QTE Blog: Temco Koei Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Fist Of The North Star: Kens Rage http://ht.ly/17Sd23
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Madden NFL 11 Developer Interview Focusing On Online Team Play http://ht.ly/17Sd22
  • PS3: Final Fantasy VS XIII, you have a car you can drive in anywhere anytime, and the character can run to any location http://ht.ly/22PzX
  • Square Enix president Yoichi Wada says current 3D games are just "So-So", doesn't see Kinect much of a step ahead of Wii http://ht.ly/22PDy
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A Behind The Scenes Video For Greenday Rockband http://ht.ly/17SfhE
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Madden NFL 11 Trailer http://ht.ly/17SfhF
  • PS3: Valhalla Game Studios aim is Devils Third will have 3D Support http://ht.ly/22QHv
  • 3DS: Square Enix's Shinji Hashimoto says Final Fantasy V/VI Could come to 3DS, they'll see how the portable does http://ht.ly/22QJU
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Screenshots Of Co-Op Multiplayer In Deathspank http://ht.ly/17Shrs
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released The Debut Trailer For Spare Parts http://ht.ly/17Shrr
  • GameInformer said Final Fantasy VS XIII Was an "Ex-Exclusive". they respond saying its a mistake http://ht.ly/22UJV
  • Take-Two have said there aim is to release at least 1 new IP a year. a game may not be a hit, but a series could be http://ht.ly/22W2J
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Have Released A Gameplay Video For Sin And Punishment 2 http://ht.ly/17SjkZ
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Announce There Are Over 12 Million Registered Free Realms Users http://ht.ly/17SjkY
  • PS3: OFLC has rated Shin Megami Tensei: Persona and Hexyz Force, Atlus is Publisher. Speculation they're coming via PSN http://ht.ly/22W6J
  • Its strongly rumoured one of the biggest videogame companies lobbied against a tax break for videogame creators in UK http://ht.ly/22Wdk
  • PS3: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida confirms more PS2 HD Collections are coming, Santa Monica Studios had the idea initially http://ht.ly/22WiF
  • 360: Kinect is now playable in all 4 of Microsoft's stores in the USA http://ht.ly/22X2s


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sony Online Entertainment Announce There Are Over 12 Million Registered Free Realms Users


Sony Online Entertainment have announced that Free Realms, the free to play MMO, now has over 12 million registered users. This feat was achieved just days after The Virtual Summer Camps opened in Free Realms.

Press Release

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – June 23, 2010 –Sony Online Entertainment’s family-friendly virtual world, Free RealmsTM (www.FreeRealms.com), announced its 12 millionth registered user just after the kick-off of its in-game virtual Summer Camp.

“Our players wanted a summer of fun in Free Realms, so that’s what we’ve provided. With new items, jobs and quests being added to the virtual world, there are more ways than ever to explore Free Realms,” said John Smedley, president of SOE. “Our continued innovation and consistent player engagement have built an incredible forward momentum to take Free Realms into its second year, and beyond.”

Summer Camp, which officially started June 7, is anything but limited to camp activities and is going strong with weekly summer themes, in addition to new items and features that are regularly being added to the game world. Players can grab everything they need for a great day in Seaside with the beach chair, beach umbrella, above ground pool, lifeguard tower and volleyball net, all of which are now available in the Free Realms Marketplace.

In celebration of World Cup Soccer, today the reverse-color Soccer Ball pet is available. The Snowhill Playground is also officially open for adventurers to explore. Players that make it to the top of the fall-away block staircase will find a treasure chest worth 100 coins! Moving platforms, which are housing blocks that move in different directions, Tiger Rides and surfboards will be available soon.

Join the in-game action for the Barefoot Bash, today, June 24, at 3p.m. PDT and tomorrow, June 25, at 9a.m. PDT. Players can head straight to the party through their in-game calendar.

To celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, SOE is running a Double Station Cash Weekend where players can purchase Station CashTM cards, excluding Starter Cards, from local retailers, which can be redeemed from Friday, July 2 at 12p.m. PDT to Monday, July 5 at 12a.m. PDT for double their value in Station Cash, which can be used to buy virtual goodies or upgrade to a Membership status in the game. Also, for those who have wanted to see what the buzz is all about, SOE is offering a free trial membership all weekend long. All players will have access to the membership content during the trial period and at the end of the weekend, players will have the option to keep their member status through a variety of multi-month membership payment options.

Free Realms offers an array of quests, activities and minigames to keep players entertained. From ninja fighting to kart racing to raising pets, Free Realms offers a safe, family-friendly environment to connect with old and new friends. Free Realms is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up with content descriptors of Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence.

To play Free Realms, visit: www.FreeRealms.com.

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 RealmsTM, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver and Tucson, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Free Realms and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC.

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