Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Microsoft Reveal The Cars In The Forza 3 DLC “AutoWeek Car Show Pack”

Microsoft has announced that a new DLC pack for Forza 3 is now available on Xbox Live. Turn 10 and AutoWeek have prepared a “AutoWeek Car Show Pack” to celebrated the North American International Auto Show. The pack has the following 10 cars.

1. 2009 Audi RS 6
2. 2010 Ford Shelby GT500
3. 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven
4. 2010 Aston Martin One-77
5. 2010 Porsche Boxster S
6. 2009 Audi R8 LMS Show Car
7. 2010 Pagani Zonda R
8. 2010 Saleen S5S Raptor
9. 2010 BMW Motorsport M6 Coupe
10. 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

This months free car download will be the Lotus 2-Eleven. The “AutoWeek Car Show Pack” is out now for 400 MS Points.

Forza 3 January Car Pack

Press Release

The North American International Auto Show kicks off this week, as car manufacturers, professional drivers, and fans from around the world flock to Detroit, Michigan to see what’s revving up in the automotive industry this year and beyond. To mark one of the biggest auto shows in the world, Turn 10 and AutoWeek are partnering to bring some of the year’s best cars to life in “Forza Motorsport 3” with the “AutoWeek Car Show Pack.”

Available starting today for 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, the new downloadable car pack raises the curtain on some of the most exciting new cars for 2010, and adds several elite 2009 racers to the ever-growing “Forza Motorsport 3” car roster, including the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 and 2010 Aston Martin One-77.

Coveted by car enthusiasts for years, the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport was first conceived in 1963 by legendary Chevrolet engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov. The 2010 model brings classic style and track-proven performance to the table with an updated 6.2-liter LS3-based V8 engine rated at 430 horsepower, wide-body styling, and an updated suspension setup. The 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 is a must-have in any “Forza” fan’s garage. Featuring a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 that pumps out 540 horsepower, the Shelby GT500 runs on an updated chassis with new suspension and aerodynamic improvements. Additionally, the 2010 Aston Martin One-77 combines modern technology and design with supreme craftsmanship for the ultimate expression of Aston Martin exclusivity. The 7.3-liter V12 pushes the car to well above 200 MPH, which may make it the fastest car in your “Forza Motorsport 3” stable.

Now available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, the “AutoWeek Car Show Pack” gives fans 10 great reasons to continue racing, drifting, tuning, and painting in the new year:

1.2009 Audi RS 6
2.2010 Ford Shelby GT500
3.2009 Lotus 2-Eleven
4.2010 Aston Martin One-77
5.2010 Porsche Boxster S
6.2009 Audi R8 LMS Show Car
7.2010 Pagani Zonda R
8.2010 Saleen S5S Raptor
9.2010 BMW Motorsport M6 Coupe
10.2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

For fans who like to try before they buy, Turn 10 is offering the 2009 Lotus 2-Eleven as this month’s free car download, so strap in and take the “AutoWeek Car Show Pack” for a test spin!

Sega Has Released A New Gameplay Trailer For Infinite Space On The Nintendo DS

Sega has released a new trailer for the upcoming Platinum Games Nintendo DS Game Infinite Space. the trailer has a mixture on in-game action and in-game cutscenes to show some of the games story, the characters, and the gameplay.

EA Announce RISK Is Coming To Xbox Live Arcade In Early 2010

EA Has announced that they, Hasbro, and Stainless Steel Games are brining RISK to the Xbox Live Arcade in Early 2010. The game will feature a unique art style, new gameplay, Humour, and Cinematics from Power House Animation.

You will be able to play as 1 of 5 playable factions, each with their own different strengths, on new maps that have dynamic terrain. the game has OverKill moments that are based on a roll on a dice, and the game has Avatar Awards that unlock as you go for global supremacy.

Press Release

Guildford, UK – January 11, 2010 –The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that it is bringing Hasbro’s (NYSE: HAS) globally popular strategy game, RISK, to Xbox LIVE® Arcade (XBLA) in early 2010. Featuring outlandish factions, a unique art style, new gameplay twists and off-beat humor, RISK: Factions promises to challenge and captivate both new and seasoned RISK fans on their quest for world domination.

“For the past half-century, millions of RISK fans have been consumed with ruling the world, underscoring the board game’s enduring appeal,” said Chip Lange, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Hasbro Division. “We’re now going bring that masterpiece experience to life and add other amazing layers of XBLA-style gameplay that will take conquests to a new level, including the ability to battle players from around the globe for the first time, truly giving new meaning to the phrase ‘world domination’.”

Developed by Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers studio Stainless Games and featuring cinematics from veteran animation studio Power House Animation, RISK: Factions will offer innovative ways of experiencing the timeless turn-based board game in both objective-based and world conquest modes. Players will be able to engage as one of five playable factions, each with different strengths, as they wage war on new maps with dynamic terrain in their quest for missile silos in order to strategically dominate the game. Additionally, as rivals go head-to-head during unique, animated combat missions, enemies will be able to trigger “Overkill” moments, based on the roll of the dice, and unlock avatar awards while attempting global supremacy. With a new animated art style, kooky humor and a choice of five oddball factions, RISK: Factions is sure to offer something for veteran RISK strategists and newcomers alike.

“Just as the original RISK board game broke new ground 50 years ago by being the first game to offer non-linear movement, EA is re-inventing this long-time favorite for today’s digital consumer,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media and Gaming at Hasbro. “We expect RISK: Factions to be well received on XBLA among the strategy and simulation community.”

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, 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 SPORTS™ EA Mobile TM 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 www.electronicarts.co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.eagames.co.uk/press

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com.
©2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Stainless Games
Stainless Games is a privately owned company based on the South Coast of the UK. Although best known for the creation of the multi-million selling Carmageddon franchise, the company has now become recognized as one of the world’s leading companies in the burgeoning Console Download market, most recently developing the No1 XBLA title, Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers. For more information visit the Stainless Games website atwww.stainlessgames.com.

About Power House Animation
Austin Texas based Powerhouse Animation Studios was founded by industry veterans Frank Gabriel, Bruce Tinnin and Brad Graeber. The group utilizes state-of-the-art technology to create novel, fresh traditional animation. With over 30 years of experience in feature and television animation, as well as commercial design, Powerhouse offers a range of design and animation services, including traditional and Flash animation, game cinematics, character design, storyboarding, viral marketing and interactive games. Powerhouse created cinematics for the cult favorite video game Penny Arcade: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness video game, and is working currently with several of the tier 1 console game studios to produce cinematics, mini-games, and animation. Powerhouse animated Kevin Smith's "10th Anniversary Clerks DVD." Powerhouse’s resume also boasts creating the first fully animated music video for Country Music Television—Lonestar’s “Mr. Mom.” Our animators have worked on films including Prince of Egypt, Mulan, Curious George, Brother Bear, Lilo & Stitch, Mulan, Space Jam, Anastasia, Titan A.E., Thumbelina, and A Troll in Central Park. Members of Powerhouse’s staff have animated Bugs Bunny for Warner Bros. Classics, and Rocky and Bullwinkle for television commercials. Powerhouse also had the opportunity to create a series of customized arcade machines, including one created for performers Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. To learn more about Powerhouse, please visit www.powerhouseanimation.com.
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Nintendo Announce Deréon Clothing Line DLC For The Nintendo DS Game Style Savvy

Nintendo has announced that 5 designs from the Deréon clothing line, which was co-created by Beyoncé and her mother, will be available for download as DLC for Style Savvy.

Nintendo have also announced that there will be 2 new TV Spots featuring Beyoncé and Style Savvy. both will be shown the week prior to the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards as well as during the event itself. Nintendo has released some photographs from the filming of the Tv Spots.

Beyoncé And Stlye Savvy

Hit the speech bubble to read the captions provided by Nintendo.

Press Release

Fans of Nintendo's fashion-themed Style Savvy™ game for the Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems will have access to some hot new designs this year, thanks to an expanded partnership between Nintendo and renowned entertainment icon Beyoncé. Style Savvy players with broadband Internet access will soon be able to download five designs from the real-life Deréon clothing line co-created by Beyoncé and her mother, designer Tina Knowles. As managers of their own virtual boutiques, players can incorporate these chic Deréon fashions as they create one-of-a-kind looks for their in-game clientele.

"Style Savvy is all about creativity and fashion, both of which are really important to me," says Beyoncé. "I love that I get to become a stylist and take over my own boutique, and it's so much fun to see some of my Deréon designs added to the mix."

The burgeoning partnership between Nintendo and Beyoncé began in 2009 with a memorable ad campaign for Rhythm Heaven™, a music-themed game for Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi. Known for her innovative sense of style, the talented musician and actress is an apt spokeswoman for the imaginative, fashion-forward fun of Style Savvy. Fans will get a unique glimpse into this relationship with the launch of two new Style Savvy TV spots starring Beyoncé, both scheduled to begin airing on Nickelodeon the week prior to this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and during the event itself.

After launching in November, Style Savvy enjoyed a warm reception among holiday consumers, giving fashion buffs and female gamers of all ages a remarkable new way to experience the portable fun of Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi. Beyoncé's upcoming promotional efforts and downloadable Deréon designs are set to sustain the game's momentum well into 2010.

Style Savvy invites players of any age to express their individual sense of style by managing a virtual clothing boutique. Choosing from more than 10,000 items in a wide variety of styles, designer labels and price points, players can create distinctive looks to satisfy customers with various tastes and budget constraints. Using the simple controls of the hand-held Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi systems, players can enjoy Style Savvy anytime, anywhere.

EA Announce A Dante's Inferno Special Edition Of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno

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EA And Del Ray Books have announced that they will be releasing a Dante's Inferno special edition of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. Inferno will be released nationwide in N. America on January 19th. The Special Edition of Inferno will have 16 pages of colour art showing the evolution of the characters and environment from the poem to the game.

Press Release

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Jan 11, 2010 Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Del Rey Books, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group announced that a trade-paperback edition of the classic poemInferno, part one of The Divine Comedy, will be distributed to booksellers nationwide on January 19, 2010. This special edition of the canonized poem commemorates the launch of the highly-anticipated Dante’s Inferno™ video game from Visceral Games™. The new edition features an introduction written by Dante’s Inferno Executive Producer, Jonathan Knight, who offers insight into the process of adapting the dark masterpiece into the interactive medium. The book also features a 16-page, full-color art insert showcasing the evolution of characters and environments from the classic poem to the video game.

“We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with Random House on this project. Through the creative process of developing this game, we have grown quite close to the literary works of Dante Alighieri. It is his vision that we are adapting for this new media, and new audience,” said Jonathan Knight, Executive Producer at Visceral Games. “The game is a celebration of Dante, and we hope gamers will be encouraged to go beyond the game and explore the classic text that has inspired us so deeply.”

“Visceral Games and EA have provided us with an amazing opportunity to bring one of the great works of classical fiction to a new group of fans,” said Michael Braff of Del Rey editorial. “Their stunning and inventive take on Dante’s Inferno will be sure to wow players around the world and we are extremely proud to be able to provide those individuals with insight into the creative processes involved in adapting Dante to a new medium.”

Created by Visceral Games and available worldwide on February 9, the Dante’s Inferno video game is set in Dante Alighieri’s vividly imagined nine circles of hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, violence, heresy, fraud and treachery. Players take Dante on an epic descent through hell, battling their way through a terrifying gauntlet of demons to reclaim the soul of his beloved Beatrice.

Dante’s Inferno the video game will be released for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and Sony PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) on February 9, 2010. A free demo is now available for download on the PlayStation Network and on Xbox Live. Dante’s Inferno is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and 18+ by PEGI. For more information on Dante’s Inferno, please follow Dante’s Inferno on Twitter at www.twitter.com/danteteam, and visit the game’s official web site at www.dantesinferno.com, where the team explores a new circle of hell, with new content and updates on the ninth day of every month.

About Del Rey
Del Rey Books (http://www.delreybooks.com) was founded in 1977 as an imprint of Ballantine Books, a division of the Random House Publishing Group, under the guidance of the renowned Judy-Lynn del Rey and her husband, Lester del Rey. Del Rey publishes the best of modern fantasy, science fiction, and alternate history. In 2004 it expanded by launching Del Rey Manga, which has grown to be a major force in the U.S. graphic-novel field.

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: EA™, EA SPORTS™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. 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 www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, Visceral Games and Dante’s Inferno are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. “PlayStation” and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

THQ Announce Beat City For The Nintendo DS

THQ Have announced they and Universomo are working on a new Nintendo DS game called Beat City. Beat City is exclusive to the Nintendo DS and is set to come out in Spring 2010. the game will be a pick up and play game that has 20 colourful mini-games.

In the game, the player has to restore Beat City. the player uses the stylus to tap, swipe or hold on queue to the music. as players are doing this, the city begins to transform and items begin to be unlocked in the environment.

Beat City

Press Release

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Jan 12, 2010 THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that Beat City™ is currently in development exclusively for Nintendo DS™. An easy to pick-up and play game featuring 20 colorful mini-games, Beat City will be available spring 2010, and combines stylistic and fun rhythm-based games with a story of revolution and love.

In Beat City, players must find their rhythm in order to restore Beat City to the vibrant, melodious city it once was. Using the stylus, players simply tap, swipe or hold on queue to the music’s beat in order to receive a high star rating within each mini-game. While players are tapping to the beat, they can watch the city transform right before their eyes ridding the city of Dame Isolde Minor and her Cacophony Corporation, who bring nothing but monotony. The better a player is at keeping the beat the more items are unlocked in the environment.

Beat City is being developed by Universomo. For more information on the game and other THQ titles, please visitwww.thq.com.

About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, Beat City and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. Universomo is a trademark and/or registered trademark of THQ Wireless Inc.

Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo.

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This Weeks Xbox 360 Games On Demand Releases Are GRAW 2 and Kane & Lynch Dead Men

Major Nelson has revealed This Weeks Games On Demand Releases on Xbox 360. The first is Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter 2 which is available for £19.99 and is 7GB. The other game is Kane & Lynch: Dead Men which costs £19.99 and is 5GB.

From Major Nelson Blog

EA Reveal The New NBA Jam Logo

EA Have updated their NBA Jam Website and revealed the new logo for NBA Jam. The logo above is the new NBA Jam Logo.

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

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  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/16jqSM

  • Wii: Udon are adding extra endings to Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. http://ow.ly/V4pz

  • 360: Feelplus, Tokyo Based Developer, are working on a "large scale RPG for Microsoft" http://ow.ly/V4r1

  • Wii: its being reported that Target and Best Buy are saying no to Wii Mini Games collections and not selling new ones. http://ow.ly/V4s9

  • After being slammed by Greenpeace, Nintendo say "...we take our environmental responsibilities seriously..." + more http://ow.ly/V4tt

  • Wii: Platinum games are interested in doing a sequel to Mad World. http://ow.ly/V4wn

  • 360: Microsoft say "There's no need to launch a new Xbox" "...don't even know if we're at the midpoint yet," http://ow.ly/V4xz

  • 360: Edge will also have a Halo Reach reveal in their next issue. http://ow.ly/V4yr

  • It was earlier reported that Criterion's Need For Sped would be called Out Of The Law, but they say it's all fake. http://ow.ly/V4Bf

  • 360: Ubisoft have confirmed that Splinter Cell Conviction will have split-screen co-op. http://ow.ly/V4EN

  • A CV from Realtime Worlds artist Tahir Rashid says the developers are working on a game set for a 2011 release. http://ow.ly/V4G8

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Reveal The Top Live Games of 2009 http://ow.ly/16jv40

  • Supposed footage from Sega and Obsidian's canned Aliens RPG has been found. it looks very early. http://ow.ly/V4K0

  • PS3: Playstation the Official Magazine say that Killzone 3, Resistance 3, and infamous 2 will be revealed at E3. http://ow.ly/V4MV

  • A Artists Resume has possible Final Fantasy XII Fortress artwork. Princess Ashe is shown as well as a old moogle. http://ow.ly/V4NZ

  • Son'ys Qriocity trademark revealed to be a movie streaming service for Sony's future TV Sets. http://ow.ly/Vcd4

  • Windows Mobile: Xbox Live Games has been revealed in a leaked slide. it's a mobile version of Xbox Live for Windows Phones http://ow.ly/Vcxb

  • From Software announce Armored Core 5, Armored Core Last Raven coming to PSP on March 4th. http://ow.ly/VcBy

  • PS3: Game have priced the God Of War III Ultimate Trilogy Edition at £109.99. Sony say the price is correct. http://ow.ly/VcCS

  • A Lionhead job listing hints that the studio is working on a third unannounced game. http://ow.ly/VcEN

  • PS3: Super Stardust HD 3D runs at 720p, 60fps.Making it 3D took some working, but the PS3 had enough power + more http://ow.ly/VcLd

  • QTE Blog: EA Sports Announce NBA Jam For The Nintendo Wii http://ow.ly/16jyoK

  • 360: Its rumoured that Sonic Adventures is coming to XBLA. a picture also shows a Extend Package as DLC. http://ow.ly/VfKF

  • Sega is going to announce characters in upcoming Sonic Game "Project Needlemouse" on Friday. http://ow.ly/VfNO

  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce That A European ModNation Racers Beta Is Coming 22nd January http://ow.ly/16jB0O

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo's Pokéwalker Accessory Takes A Pokémon Out Of The Game So You Can Take One Where Ever You Go http://ow.ly/16jCq9

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ow.ly/16jDVl

  • Obsidian confirm that the leaked footage was from Aliens RPG. Sega has had the leaked footage pulled from youtube http://ow.ly/VjhA

  • PSP: Gamefly have a listing for BlazBlue Calamity Trigger Portable and that Aksys will publish this USA version http://ow.ly/Vjkt