Monday, January 11, 2010

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Here are This Weeks Virtual Console, WiiWare, And DSiWare released for the USA.

Virtual Console

Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye
This is the Genesis (Mega Drive) version of the game. it is a 1-2 player game and it costs 800 Wii Points. this is a Mahjong game.


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
This is a 1 player game only and it costs 1,000 Wii Points. you play as Phoenix Wright, a rookie defense layer. you take on 4 intriguing cases in the game.

Chronos Twins DX
This is a 1 player only game and it costs 1,000 Wii points. you play Nec twice at the same time. it is a action, platform, and puzzle game.

This is a 1-2 player game that costs 800 Wii points. ShadowPlay challenges players to transform shadows into puzzle solving solutions.


Touch Solitaire
this is a 1 player game only and it costs 200 DSi Points. the game has Spider And Klondike card games.

Jazzy Billiards
This is a 1-2 player game that costs 500 DSi Points. you play a game of billiards either against the computer or against a friend. the stage mode has 9 different stages, with the difficulty slowing increasing.

Word Searcher
This is a 1 player game that costs 500 DSi Points. the game has 100 themed word search puzzles from a variety of categories.

Press Release

Courtroom intrigue with everyone's favorite Ace Attorney leads this week's Nintendo Download. For the first time, players can use the Wii Remote™ controller to help them balance the scales of justice. Six other games join this week's lineup, including some temporal adventures and a puzzle game based on shadows, not to mention new twists on solitaire, billiards and word searches. A classic Genesis mahjong video game rounds out the list.


Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney
Publisher: Capcom
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Meet Phoenix Wright, the rookie defense lawyer new to the scene with the wildest cross-examination skills in town. Take on four intriguing cases to reveal dramatic, stunning and even comical court proceedings. Use the Wii Remote controller to investigate the crime scenes, question witnesses and present shocking evidence.

Chronos Twins DX
Publisher: EnjoyUp Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E 10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Animated Blood, Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Enter into the original world of Chronos Twins DX to live a fantastic adventure full of innovative ideas. Thanks to its Dual Gameplay game system, you'll be able to control Nec in two temporal scenarios at the same time. Chronos Twins DX mixes action, platforms, adventure and puzzles to challenge your intelligence and ability.

Publisher: Deep Fried Entertainment
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Alcohol Reference
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to ShadowPlay. Let your imagination run wild when light meets everyday objects to create fascinating shadows. Play and experiment, make a monster out of a pineapple, a dolphin out of a banana - the only limit is your imagination. ShadowPlay challenges players by transforming shadows into more than 100 exciting, unique puzzles. As more challenging puzzles are unlocked, players will have to find more creative ways to solve problems. You will never look at a slice of pizza the same way again! Winning a round will allow players to advance to the next level as well as score another item to use in the Free Play Mode, where you can unleash your imagination and create your own shadow art. Family and friends can also jump in to help tackle a puzzle at any time using Local Co-op Mode.ShadowPlay will provide tons of brain-racking fun for players of all ages. How do youShadowPlay?

Nintendo DSiWare™

Touch Solitaire
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Touch Solitaire features two of the most popular versions of the world-famous card game - Spider and Klondike - with simple touch-screen controls and an easy-to-understand interface. In Spider, the aim is to arrange cards in piles of a single suit from King down to Ace, thereby removing the pile from play. When all cards are removed, you win the game. The goal of Klondike is to arrange cards from Ace to King in piles, one for each suit, on the four foundations. You win when all cards have been moved to the foundations. Various difficulty levels are available for Spider and Klondike, allowing beginners or experts to enjoy the game at their own pace.

Jazzy Billiards
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Challenge intelligent computers or even your friends to a traditional game of 9-ball while enjoying mind-soothing music with Jazzy Billiards. Take advantage of the intuitive stylus mechanic to aim and hit the cue ball with varying strength to sink the other balls. Defeat your opponents by being the first to sink the 9-ball. Jazzy Billiards' Stage Mode features nine different stages, each with an opponent of ascending difficulty. Find out how many computers you can defeat in a row with Challenge Mode, or challenge your friends to a game of 9-ball in Versus Mode.

Word Searcher
Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: You'll need a sharp eye and a quick mind to complete these 100 themed word search puzzles. Word Searcher contains fun words from multiple categories including anatomy, world cities and U.S. presidents. Packed with a huge assortment of subjects to choose from, there's sure to be a puzzle anyone will enjoy. Help improve your vocabulary, memory and problem-solving skills with these challenging puzzles. Keep track of, and try to beat, your own play-through times again and again as words are scrambled every time you play. Get your thinking cap on and conquer all 100 today.

Virtual Console™

Shanghai® II: Dragon's Eye
Original platform: Genesis
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: The ancient pastime of mahjong solitaire is reinvented as an interactive video game where each tile you remove may be your last. Discover enchanting music, fun animation and exciting obstacles that are built in to this intriguing board game that will keep you engaged for hours. This classic title challenges you to clear the board by removing matching pairs of tiles. Play the traditional Shanghai® II or take the game to a new dimension withDragon's Eye. Don't let the simple rules deceive you - the depth and intricacy of this challenge will become your new obsession very soon.

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, or

Nintendo's Pokéwalker Accessory Takes A Pokémon Out Of The Game So You Can Take One Where Ever You Go

The Pokéwalker Accessory that comes with each copy of the upcoming Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver Nintendo DS games will allow players to transfer any Pokémon from their game to walker. when a Pokémon is in the walker, it'll walk around virtual routes whilst the player walks around.

Whilst you walk, Watts are collected which can be used to encounter and catch wild Pokémon. the Watts can also be used to search for hidden items that can be transferred from the Pokéwalker to the DS Pokémon game or even between 2 Pokéwalker's. There are even Special versions of Pokémon that can only be caught by encountering them in the Pokéwalker. The Pokémon in the Pokéwalker can gain experience whilst you walk and level up when they return back to the game.

Press Release

For more than a decade, millions of Pokémon™ fans around the world have enjoyed training their Pokémon within their video games. The March 14 release of the Pokémon™ HeartGold Version andPokémon SoulSilver Version games lets players continue to enjoy the world of Pokémon away from their Nintendo DS™ or Nintendo DSi™ systems, taking their favorite Pokémon with them wherever they go with the new Pokéwalker™ accessory. This new accessory will come included with each copy of these games.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions, players can wirelessly transfer any one of their Pokémon from one of the two games to the Pokéwalker and walk them through virtual routes as the player walks around in real life. By walking, players earn Watts, which are used within the Pokéwalker to encounter and catch wild Pokémon or search for hidden items, and can be transferred into Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions to unlock new routes. There are even special versions of certain Pokémon that can only be found within routes on the Pokéwalker, giving players added incentive to keep their Pokémon with them wherever they go. The Pokémon in the Pokéwalker will gain experience points as the player walks, and can even go up one level when they are transferred back into the game. Players also can wirelessly connect two Pokéwalkers to trade items.

Letting players return to the beloved Johto region first introduced in Pokémon Gold Version andSilver Version for the portable Game Boy™ system, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versionsintroduce several new enhancements for the series that enrich these timeless adventures. Created exclusively for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi systems, the games feature detailed graphics that spotlight the unique environments and hundreds of Pokémon that players can encounter and catch. Players can even see and interact with their favorite Pokémon outside of battle, selecting one from their team to follow behind their Trainer as they travel through the Johto region. The games also include robust touch-screen functionality, allowing for smoother control and seamless navigation by the player.

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Sony Announce That A European ModNation Racers Beta Is Coming 22nd January

Sony Europe has announced that on 21st January a ModNation Racer Beta will be available to download on the Playstation Network. Sony say that the Beta will only be available to the first 100,000 people who download the beta. The Beta will go live on 22nd January.

The Beta will have 4 premade tracks, 2 of which are exclusive to the European Beta. Users will also be able to make their own kart, character, and alpine themed race track that can be shared with other Beta Trial testers. The beta will end on 14th February.

From EU Playstation Blog

EA Sports Announce NBA Jam For The Nintendo Wii

EA Sports have announced that they are bringing the NBA Jam series to the Nintendo Wii. the game will have vintage NBA Jam gameplay as well as all new features, game modes, and characters. The game currently has a 2010 release date.

Press Release

GUILDFORD, UK,. – 11th Jan, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today that EA SPORTS™ is developing one of the most popular and culturally influential arcade basketball games ever made -- NBA JAM -- for the Nintendo Wii™. EA SPORTS NBA JAM revives the classic franchise with vintage NBA JAM gameplay, and all-new features that deliver a fresh new take on the game. Featuring the sights and sounds that fans of the franchise will instantly recognize, EA SPORTS NBA JAM mixes the old school with the new, to deliver a one-of-a-kind sports presentation on the Wii.

“NBA JAM is one of the most recognizable franchises in videogame history,” said Peter Moore, President, EA SPORTS. “Diehard fans of the original game have been asking for a remake for more than a decade. We’re very excited to give them their wish this year with the return of this iconic franchise.”

Featuring gameplay that is true to the original, NBA JAM will have players spinning with ankle breaking moves to the basket and on the way to high-flying, backboard-smashing dunks. In addition to the classic experience, EA SPORTS NBA JAM will also introduce new game modes, characters and gameplay depth.

NBA JAM brought an all-new visual style to the sports videogame genre when it debuted in 1993. Now, the new EA SPORTS NBA JAM re-defines the visuals for a sports game yet again by bringing true-to-life body types, updated physics, and visible player emotion to the over- the - top experience.

EA SPORTS NBA JAM is currently in development at EA Canada in Vancouver, BC and will be available for the Nintendo Wii videogame system in 2010. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI.

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EA SPORTS™ is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences. EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football and NCAA Basketball, Fight Night boxing and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, while EA SPORTS Active Personal Trainer for the Wii is the most critically acclaimed product available for interactive fitness.

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Microsoft Reveal The Top Live Games of 2009

Major Nelson has revealed what the top Live games were for 2009. they have provided top 20 games for Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox, Indie Games, And Games For Windows Live.

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)

1 Halo 3
2 Call of Duty 4
3 Modern Warfare 2
4 Call of Duty: WaW
5 Gears of War 2
6 GTA IV (Purchase and download the full game)
7 Left 4 Dead
8 Halo 3: ODST
9 FABLE II Episode 1 (of 5)
10 バイオハザード5」デモ (BioHazard 5 - Resident Evil 5)
11 Halo Wars - Demo
13 Fallout 3
14 UFC 2009 Undisputed Demo
15 Left 4 Dead 2 - Demo
16 Gears of War
17 1 vs 100
18 Guitar Hero World Tour
19 Guitar Hero III
20 FIFA 09

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)

1 Battlefield 1943
2 Castle Crashers
3 Trials HD
4 Hasbro Family Game Night **
5 Shadow Complex
6 Marvel vs. Capcom 2
7 Magic: The Gathering
9 Worms
10 Peggle
11 Worms 2: Armageddon
12 Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
13 'Splosion Man
14 A Kingdom for Keflings
15 3 on 3 NHL Arcade
16 The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
17 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade
18 Marble Blast Ultra
19 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
20 Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

**Combined sales of all Hasbro Family Game Night titles

Top Original Xbox Titles (based on UU’s)

1 Halo 2
2 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3 Fable
4 Counter-Strike
5 Conker: Live Reloaded
6 Doom 3
7 Splinter Cell Chaos
9 Star Wars: Battlefront
10 SW: Republic Commando
11 Burnout 3
12 Fable: Lost Chapters
13 Call of Duty 2
14 Call of Duty 3
15 Call of Duty Finest
16 MechAssault 2
17 Crimson Skies
18 Guilty Gear XX #Reload
19 Rainbow Six 3
20 Gauntlet Seven Sorrows

Top Indie Games (Full Versions purchased)

2 Avatar Drop
3 RC-AirSim
4 Headshot
5 Miner Dig Deep
6 Rumble Massage
7 Who Did I Date Last Night
8 Kodu Game Lab
9 Avatar Golf
10 Aquarium HD
11 myFishtank
12 Head Shot 2
13 DrumKit
14 A Perfect Massage
15 The Impossible Game
16 Inside Lacrosse's CL2010
17 ZP2K9
18 ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition
19 The Drinking Game
20 Physics Sandbox

Top Games For Windows LIVE (based on UU’s)

2 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
3 Fallout 3
4 Shadowrun
5 Street Fighter IV
6 Halo 2 (PC)
7 Batman: Arkham Asylum
8 Resident Evil 5
9 Gears of War (Windows)
10 Red Faction Guerrilla
11 Battlestations: Pacific
12 Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
13 DiRT 2
14 Section 8
15 Quantum of Solace PC
16 FlatOut UC (PC)
17 Fuel
18 Viva Piñata
19 SWTCW: Republic Heroes
20 Juiced 2: HIN

From Major Nelson's Blog

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

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

  • 360: Square Enix announce that Death by Cube is coming out on XBLA on January 20th.

  • 360: You Can't record programs onto the 360 using AT&T's U-verse service, 360 can't be used as a set top box + more

  • 2K Boston will change its name back to Irrational Games.

  • iPhone: Assassins Creed II Discovery accidentally came out for $11.99. it's been removed.

  • 360: Halo Reach Will be the next GameInformer cover. the cover art is different from the earlier leaked art.

  • PS3: Kotaku have played Super Stardust HD in 3D And Gran Turismo 5 in 3D and talk about the experience

  • Sony's newly announced Dash could have some interaction with the Playstation 3 and PSP.

  • Namco Bandai have patented a new drumming game that uses Drumstick shells on 2 WiiMotes. Angle of impact changes sound

  • Wii: Nintendo is no longer publishing and shipping Metroid Prime Trilogy. Nintendo say it was a limited edition.

  • There will be a Aliens Vs Predator Demo, but no release date for it has been annoucned.

  • Wii: Netflix say the chances of Netflix coming to Nintendo are "Excellent.

  • 15% of 800 questioned gamers say they buy DLC. 41% say they were aware of DLC, 43% were not aware

  • its being reported that working conditions at Rockstar San Diego have been deteriorating. many complaints reported

  • DSi: Dark Void Zero has a feature which makes you blow the dust of a NES cartridge to continue.

  • 360: Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg has said that there will be millions of Natals in consumer homes this holiday.

  • Its rumoured Konami is releasing a collection of the 8bit/16bit Castlevania games and Symphony of the Night on PSP/Wii

  • QTE Blog: THQ Have Released A Story Trailer For Metro 2033

  • 360: Bioware have said that Mass Effect 3 is already in development. Mass Effect 2 DLC coming soon after release

  • 360: Official Xbox Magazine has given Mass Effect 2 a 9.5/10. the story was apparently a bit disappointing.

  • PS3: A Hong Kong mag has rated Final Fantasy 4/10 and called it the “Biggest swindle in gaming history.”

  • QTE Blog: Android Game Of The Week - Action Potato

  • Ps3: Darksiders trophy list in the link. possible spoilers. 360 achievements may be the same.

  • PS3: Uncharted 2 has outsold Uncharted (thats over 2.59 Million Units)

  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?

  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week