Friday, January 8, 2010

Sony Have Posted A CES 2010 3D Q/A Video For The Playstation 3

Sony have released a Q&A Video for 3D on the Playstation 3. the video details that there will be 2 firmware updates to the PS3, 1 for 3D games and 1 for 3D BluRay. 3D capable TV's will be needed and Sony's Line-up will come out in summer.
Sony will announce the 3D game line-up will be soon and say it'll be a robust line-up with games from 1st and 3rd parties. they do point out that the 3D games on show are just demos.

EA Launch A New Marketing Campagin With Dr Pepper

EA have announced that they have launched a new marketing campaign with Dr Pepper. People who buy 20-ounce bottles of Dr Pepper will be able to download exclusive content for EA games. this includes virtual clothes for Sims and Body parts For Spore Creatures.

How it Works:
1. Purchase a participating bottle of Dr Pepper.
2. Find an exclusive redemption code under the bottle cap.
3. Go to: to redeem the code and select from a wide range of game enhancements for Battlefield Heroes™, Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2, Mass Effect™ 2, Spore™ and The Sims™ 3 and others to be announced throughout the year.

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Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & PLANO, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Jan 08, 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Dr Pepper today launched an innovative brand marketing program delivering custom built interactive entertainment to Dr Pepper fans. Beginning this week, consumers who buy 20-ounce bottles of Dr Pepper can also download new, exclusive content in EA games like virtual clothes for their Sims or body parts for their Spore™ creatures. Gaming fans will receive access to these exclusive add-ons for select EA titles throughout 2010 with codes* found on more than 500 million Dr Pepper bottles and fountain cups.

“Dr. Pepper’s decision to partner with EA is an investment that will bring a lot of value to their brand and to their consumers,” said Elizabeth Harz, Senior Vice President of Global Media Sales for EA. “Consumers get free game content and a whole new way to experience the Dr Pepper brand.”

“We wanted to give consumers an unrivaled experience by offering a range of valuable game enhancements that elevate their experience within the games and create brand affinity,” said Tony Jacobs, vice president of marketing, Dr Pepper. “The EA promotion gives fans an unbelievable gaming experience that they can only access through Dr Pepper.”

How it Works:
1. Purchase a participating bottle of Dr Pepper.
2. Find an exclusive redemption code under the bottle cap.
3. Go to: to redeem the code and select from a wide range of game enhancements for Battlefield Heroes™, Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2, Mass Effect™ 2, Spore™ and The Sims™ 3 and others to be announced throughout the year.

Game enhancements for The Sims 3, for example, feature theme-based bundles including Vintage Vegas, Beach Party, Celebrity and Football. Consumers will be able to download exciting new content ranging from a party top or hot boots all the way to a cool Retro car. Fans who have played The Sims over the years will recognize items inspired by previous The Sims games like the Lips Couch or Boomerang Window.

Other examples of exclusive downloadable content include the following:
In Spore, a dozen Cyborg-themed body parts – such as eyes, heads and arms – can be redeemed and used in theSpore Creature Creator. These parts allow players to mix robot and organic creature body parts to design their own Cyborg creatures. The exclusive Cyborg parts will be usable by all owners of the Spore PC game and anyone who downloads the free Spore Creature Creator Trial Edition from the website.
In Mass Effect 2 (shipping January 26th for the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system, PC), a shooter RPG from EA’s award-winning BioWare™ division, there are three unique pieces of armor: two helmets and a visor. The game was recently named by The New York Times as one of 2010’s most anticipated games.
In Battlefield Heroes, there are four sets of unique character clothing, and consumers get a pair of outfits per download, one for each side.
In Battlefield: Bad Company 2 four kit upgrades allow you to become a unique Special Activities soldier, with new camouflage and a modified weapon. Kit upgrades also contain new awards and an additional achievement.
*In-game items require applicable EA game, applicable game system, Internet connection and EA registration.

More games and enhancements will be announced throughout the year. Full rules and regulations as well as download descriptions and product details can be found at:

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA MobileTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

About Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper, a brand of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS), is the oldest major soft drink in the United States. Since 1885, the 23 flavors of Dr Pepper have earned legions of fans that enjoy its unique, refreshing taste. The brand is available in Regular, Diet, Caffeine Free and Cherry varieties. DPS is a leading producer of flavored soft drinks, marketing Dr Pepper and 50-plus other beverage brands across North America and the Caribbean. For more information on Dr Pepper, or

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, The Sims and Spore are trademarks of Electronic Arts. Mass Effect and BioWare are trademarks of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. Battlefield Heroes and Battlefield: Bad Company are trademarks of EA Digital Illusions CE AB.

This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo UK have released information about what is coming to the Virtual Console, WiiWare And DSiWare this Friday.

Virtual Console
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (Sega Mega Drive Game)

Stop Stress: A day of fury
Stunt Cars

Art Academy: Second Semester
Move your Brain - Rollway Puzzle

From Nintendo UK

Sony Announce Heavy Rain Is Coming Out On 26th February In The UK And February 24th In Europe

Sony's EU Playstation Blog have announced that Heavy Rain is coming out across mainland Europe on Wednesday 24th February and Friday 26th February in the UK and Ireland.

From EU Playstation Blog

Sony Announce Heavy Rain Is Coming Out In The USA On February 23rd

Sony have revealed that Heavy Rain is coming out on February 23rd in the USA. Sony have also announced that those people who pre-order Heavy Rain, at participating retailers, will get the first episode of the Heavy Rain Chronicles for free. the episode is “Heavy Rain: Chronicle One – The Taxidermist”.

Sony has also revealed that when the Heavy Rain Episodes come out on the PSN they will cost $4.99 each.

From USA Playstation Blog

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

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

  • PSP: Atlus have annoucned they are released Hexyz Force on May 25th. its a RPG, 25 hours long, by Devs Sting.

  • PS3: Activision have said that the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 DLC was only a limited offer nad is no longer on the PSN

  • 360: its reported that Microsoft has dropped the internal Natal Chip to save costs. Lag shouldn't be effected.

  • Wii: Phoenix Wright is coming to UK WiiWare this month.

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

  • Its rumoured that Infinity Ward is not working on Modern Warfare 3. they are working on something new.

  • Jon St. John, voice of Duke Nukem, hints that something could be happening with Duke Nukem Forever, he can't talk about it

  • PS3: Sony has been showing 3 3D games at CES, Super Stardust HD, Gran Turismo 5, Avatar.

  • Darksiders isbanned in the UAE. it conflicts with UAE's customs and traditions. may not stop sales of game.

  • 360: As Natal no longer has a chip inside, it'll use 10-15% of the 360's CPU power. old games cannot be patched.

  • PSP: Isara will be playable in Valkyria Chronicles 2.

  • Halo Legends is coming out on DVD and BluRay in USA on February 16th.

  • Bethesda pitched a single player Star Trek RPG before they began working on Fallout 3. it was set in The original Series.

  • PS3: Capcom is publishing the God Of War Trilogy in Japan, Not Sony.

  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 07/01/10

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce That The Endless Ocean 2 UK Release Date Is 5th February

  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce The PS3 Sold 3.8 Million Units Worldwide During This Holiday Period.

  • 360: Xbox 360 will get AT&T's U-verse later this year. MediaRoom 2.0 needed, also coming later in the year.

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Release Screenshots And A Fact Sheet For The Xbox Live Arcade Game Scrap Metal

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Announce Game Room For Xbox 360 And Games For Windows Live

  • 360: Alan Wake will have downloadable Episodes shortly after the game has released.

  • 360: there are over 20 Million Xbox Live User Accounts. 39million Xbox 360 consoles worldwide. 10 Million nongaming users

  • DSi: Engine Software have demonstrated motion gameplay on a DSi on a game called Tilt.

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Announce Natal Is Coming Out Holiday 2010 And Release Video About The Natal Project

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update

  • QTE Blog: Sony Reveal The Boxart For MLB 10 The Show

  • Kotaku have thoughts on what they want the next Nintendo Handheld to be using past experiences and known info

  • Its rumoured that Criterion Games are working on a new SSX Game, not a Burnout Game.

  • 360: Xbox Live Video Marketplace is coming to 10 more countries this fall.

  • QTE Blog: Palm Announce 3D Games For WebOS Are Now Available In The App Catalogue

  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 3 Has Gone Gold And Is Coming Out 16th February

  • Its rumored that Call Of Duty 7 is coming out in November.

  • QTE Blog: The Game Room Debut Trailer Reveals The Possible 30 Game Launch Line-Up For Game Room

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Release Character Art And A Fact Sheet For Glory of Heracles On The Nintendo DS

  • 360: Vigil Games have said they are looking into the Screen-Tearing issues that effect the 360 version of Darksiders.

  • 360: Modern Warfare 2 DLC will has timed exclusivity on the 360.

  • its being reported Square Enix have said that NIER is coming to 360 and PS3 in the Spring.

  • 360: Microsoft say 70% of publishers are developing Natal titles, say Natal is for everyone. Hardcore will love it.

  • PS3: Twisted Metal's Sweet Tooth has been created in Mod Nation Racers. David Jaffe Sees it, teases Twisted Metal PS3 game

  • GameStop revenue hit $2.86 Billion this holiday. They have cut their profit forecast for this fiscal year.