Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Konami Have Released New Screenshots For The WiiWare Game, Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth

Konami have released screenshots for the upcoming WiiWare game, Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth. The Screenshots are all in-game and show various stages and enemies in the game.

Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth

New Zero Punctuation - 2009 Awards

Yahtzee has done his own award show for 2009 videogames. and like his reviews, the rewards have his own unique touch. he's created some unique awards which means some games that other sites may have ignored for awards have shone through here.

Sony Online Entertainment Have Released New Screenshots For EverQuest II Sentinel's Fate

Sony Online Entertainment have released new screenshots for the EverQuest II Expansion Sentinel's Fate. the screenshots are for the Fate Zone and focus on the "The Hole" Section. The Screenshots appear to be all in-game and show various parts of The Hole.

EverQuest II Sentinel's Fate

Harmonix Announce A Big Rock Band 2 Update On The Playstation 3

Sony And Harmonix have announced a big update for Rock Band 2 is coming very soon. the update brings many request fixes, improvements, and Wireless SingStar Mic Support. Many of these updates come from user suggestions posted on the Rock Star forums.

The Blog Post says the Update Includes:
  • "Sort by Stars” in Quickplay. If you hit the “Sort” button on the Song Select screen, you’ll come to a brand new sort that orders songs by the star ratings that you’ve achieved on each song. Each star rating gets a category, as well as an “Unplayed” category for songs that don’t have a star rating recorded. Finally, you can record your progress towards gold starring every song in your library!
  • Improved “Sort by Stars” fix: Players will not have to beat a previous high score to record a star rating for their songs.
  • Chord HOPO improvements: If you’ve played The Beatles: Rock Band, you’ll notice much more robust handling of chord hammer-ons and pull-offs. This patch implements those changes in Rock Band 2 to provide a more natural chord hammer-on/pull-off experience.
  • Velocity Sensitivity on Ion Drum Kits: Ion Drum kits now support velocity sensitivity in both drum fills and Drum Freestyle mode.
  • Rock Band Network Store Support: When the Rock Band Network goes live, select songs will be available for PlayStation 3 users through a new storefront available in game. Stay tuned for more information closer to the launch of RBN!
  • SingStar Wireless Microphone Support. Rock Band 2 now supports the SingStar Wireless Microphones currently available through Europe! Finally, you can now have a fully wireless Rock Band experience on your PlayStation 3!

From EU Playstation Blog

Sega Have Released A Couple Of Screenshots Showing Mii's In Sonic & Sega's All Star Racing On The Nintendo Wii

Sega have released screenshots for the Nintendo Wii version of Sonic & Sega's All Star Racing. the screenshots show Mii integration in the game. it appears that your Mii can be selected as a character in the game, much like how Xbox 360 Avatars can be a playable character on the Xbox 360 version of the game.

The first screenshot shows the Mii and it's Kart as normal, and the second screenshot shows that a power-up in the game makes other Mii's appear to carry your kart.

You can click on the screenshots to see them bigger.

Sony Reveal The Boxart For Gran Turismo 5

Sony Europe have revealed the boxart for Gran Turismo 5. The car chosen to be on the box is the upcoming Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. Sony Also provided screenshots of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Gran Turismo 5 Car Model.

Gran Turismo 5 Car Model

From Europe Sony Blog

Nintendo Has Released The Boxart For The Upcoming DS Game "America's Test Kitchen. Let's Get Cooking"

Nintendo USA have released the boxart for the upcoming Nintendo DS game, America's Test Kitchen: Let's Go Cooking.

You can click the picture to see it bigger.

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

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Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • PS3: a technique is rumoured to have been finally found to play back up games on the PS3. its far from easy.

  • Platinum Games have been running a countdown teaser. the countdown has been increased until February.

  • 39% of adults let their kids play 18 rated games. 25% of those adults will play those games with their kids.

  • OnLive: Sony say that consoles are the only devices able to play games at a 'expected quality', OnLiveis no threat.

  • Wii: Nintendo has signed a distribution deal with Capcom meaning Monster Hunter Tri will come out in the UK in April.

  • PS3: Its being reported that Gran Turismo 5 and God Of War III will both come out in Japan on March 25yh.

  • The USK have rated a multiplayer demo for Blur for the 360, a PS3 version was not rated.

  • PC: Star Trek Online's tutorial will have you rescue a ship under Borg attack. you can then become captain of that ship

  • PC: Star Trek Online is now available for pre-purchase on steam. Digital deluxe is £49.99, standard for £39.99

  • its being reported that Dissidia Final Fantasy is coming to both the PS3 and Xbox 360.

  • Wii: its being reported that EA is brining back the NBA Jam series to the Wii and EA will announce this soon.

  • Sony have filed the trademark VoyAgent. its for game services provided online, online distribution of music, images + more

  • PSP: Nielsen have released statistics that show 52% of the USA PSP audience is Female.

  • Nielsen Statistics show that 73% US households own a gaming device. the PS2 is still ranked 2nd in most played console

  • Mark Hamill has said that he has never been asked to provide a voice for a Star Wars Game.

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce That The Nintendo DS Is The Best Selling Videogame In Europe

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Estimate 3 Million Wii's Were Sold In The United States During December

  • QTE Blog: EA Announce Dragon Age Origins Awakening, The First Expansion Pack For Dragon Age Origins

  • PC: Meridian 59 Devs, Near Death Studios, have announced that they are closing down after 9 years.

  • Atlus have filed a trademark for Gungnir in Japan. Gungir was Odin's legendary spear.

  • iPhone: Apple has announced that there have now been over 3 billion app downloads.

  • Wii: Capcom are disappointed with Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles sales. USA Sales are only around 16.000

  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Screenshots For Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online On The PC