Friday, February 5, 2010

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Website Update Reveals That A Old Enemy Will Return

Sega have updated the Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Website and revealed some information about the game. The Intro section has just updated and reveals the game is set straight after Sonic & Knuckles. it has also revealed that after Eggman (aka Dr Robotnick) has gone back to one of his creations and improved on it.

Its unlikely that this creation would be the Death Egg as it has featured heavily in previous games. I Speculate that it could be Metal Sonic (Mecha Sonic), From Sonic CD, been though the intro does say that it Metal Sonic was destroyed.

From Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Website

Sega Have Revealed The Boxart For Infinite Space And Released A Fact Sheet For The Game

Sega have revealed what the Current UK boxart for Infinite Space looks like. The Boxart reveals the game has been rated 12.

The fact sheet for the game reveals that the games art style was inspired by Japanese Sci-Fi anime and from the 1980's. The game has over 70 hours of gameplay and over 100 unique characters in the game. The game also has extensive spaceship customisation with over 100 Spaceship blueprints and modules to choose from.

Fact Sheet

Developer: PlatinumGames/ Nude Maker
Platforms: Nintendo DS exclusive
Players: Single Player Campaign, 2 Player Wireless Play
PEGI: 12
Genre: RPG
Ship date: Spring 2010

The talented creators at PlatinumGames and Nude Maker have collaborated once again, this time on Infinite Space™, an elaborate sci-fi RPG with an engaging battle system requiring both speed and strategy. The esteemed team’s first title, Steel Battalion™, was critically claimed and became a sought after collector’s item. Their latest space adventure promises the same high quality and intricate depth in over 70 hours of gameplay. Created exclusively for the Nintendo DS™, the saga immerses players in a dynamic, colorful universe on the verge of war. In the role of young Yuri, players command a fleet of spaceships and battle against tyrannical dictators and deadly space pirates while searching for a mystical epitaph known to have the power to change the world. As the story unfolds, Yuri grows into a man powerful enough to prevent another war and possibly, universal annihilation.


  • Extensive customization: Players create and customize a fleet of up to five spaceships with over 100 spaceship blueprints and over 200 modules to choose from. Changing the crew and spaceship attributes directly affects the impact of the fleet.
  • Unique tactical battle system: Decisions must be made quickly in the dramatic, action-filled battles, or enemies will get the upper hand.
  • Two unique gameplay modes: Players compete wirelessly in 2-player versus mode or travel through the expansive universe on a solo quest.
  • Vast storyline: In this epic journey that spans Yuri’s lifetime from child to adult, players encounter over 100 unique characters in over 70 hours of gameplay.
  • Retro graphics: In a nod to classic Japanese sci-fi anime, the game features spaceships and Japanese anime characters with a 1980s vibe.

Sega Have Released New Screenshots For Phantasy Star Zero on The Nintendo DS

Sega have released new screenshots for the upcoming Nintendo DS game, Phantasy Star Zero. these screenshots are in-game and mostly show in-game action, like battles, and some of the Anime style cutscenes.

Phantasy Star Zero

Square Enix Europe Release New Screenshots For Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles The Crystal Bearers

Square Enix Europe Have released new screen shots for the upcoming Nintendo Wii game, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles The Crystal Bearers. these are in-game screenshots that show in-game action. various parts of the game are shown, riding chocobo's, battling, dancing, and walking around a city.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles The Crystal Bearers

Microsoft Announce Fable II And Halo Wars Joins It's UK Xbox Classics Range

Microsoft have announced that Fable II and Halo Wars are joining the Xbox 360 Classics range from today. the games will now be priced at £19.99.

Microsoft have also announced that Fable II Classic Edition will come with the Knothole Island and See The Future DLC.
Halo Wars Classic Edition will come with a download card where you can download the Strategic Operations Pack and Historical Battle Map Packs.

Press Release

LONDON – 5 February 2010 - Microsoft® today announces the expansion of its Classics collection in the UK and Europe to include two more blockbuster titles, as it continues its strategy of offering high quality experiences at outstanding value. Available from today, Fable II and Halo® Wars will join the elite selection of Xbox 360™ Classics, with each game available at an ERP of just £19.99.

Who Will You Become?
Fable® II provides gamers with an epic story and innovative real-time gameplay that truly allows players to live the life they choose in an unimaginably open world environment where their every decision continually defines who they become. Fable® II Classics comes fully loaded with Fable® II plus the Knothole Island and See the Future premium game add-ons, two additional adventures for your Hero to embark upon.

Take Control of the Halo Universe
Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the legendary Halo® universe. Command entire armies of Spartans, Warthogs and more as you join the crew of the “Spirit of Fire” battling the alien Covenant. Designed from the ground up for the Xbox 360, Halo Wars let you effortlessly command powerful armies in epic battles. Halo Wars Classics also includes a download card for bonus content game add-ons previously available on Xbox LIVE – the Strategic Options Pack and Historical Battle Map Pack which offer over 100 new career achievement points.

Microsoft Announce The Xbox Live Service Will Be Discontinued For Orignal Xbox Consoles And Games On 15th April

Microsoft have announced that they are discontinuing the Xbox Live service for Original Xbox Consoles and Games as well as Xbox games being played on the Xbox 360 by Xbox Discs and Xbox Originals.

Having Xbox Games and Consoles connect to the Xbox live service has been mentioned as the main reason why the Xbox 360 friends list is limited. I speculate that this move is a prelude to a change/update to Xbox Live.

Press Release

Dear Xbox LIVE Members,

On April 15 we will discontinue the Xbox LIVE service for original Xbox consoles and games, including Xbox v1 games playable on Xbox 360 and Xbox Originals. I want to start by saying this isn’t a decision we made lightly, but after careful consideration, it is clear this will provide the greatest benefit to the Xbox LIVE community.

Seven years ago we laid out our vision for the connected console when we launched Xbox LIVE. We believed then that the power of the Internet to connect people would revolutionize living room entertainment. It started with amazing multiplayer games, and we’ve since seen that bet pay off again and again with the launches of Xbox 360, Marketplace, Netflix and powerful social features like Facebook, Twitter and None of this would have been possible without the success of LIVE as a multiplayer gaming network.

There’s no greater example of the power of the Xbox LIVE community than the “Halo” franchise. “Halo 2” has had an amazing run on LIVE, with a dedicated community more than five years after launch and well into the next generation of consoles. It has fundamentally changed the way we play video games. And while it’s difficult to see that run come to an end, the “Halo” franchise continues to act as the benchmark for multiplayer gaming in this generation, with “Halo 3,” “Halo 3: ODST” and soon “Halo: Reach” on Xbox 360.

Your Xbox LIVE community has grown to 23 million strong. And as we look down the road, we’ll continue to evolve the service with features and experiences that harness the full power of Xbox 360. To reach our aspiration, we need to make changes to the service that are incompatible with our original Xbox v1 games. We will contact the Xbox LIVE members directly impacted by this change and if this includes you, I encourage you to check your LIVE messages and associated e-mail account over the coming weeks for more details and opportunities. We view you as a partner in this process.

We’ll share more details soon, but in the meantime I want to assure you that the best is yet to come for Xbox LIVE. I believe we’ll look back on 2010 as a landmark year in gaming and home entertainment, and I couldn’t be more excited about what we have in store with “Project Natal” and LIVE. The LIVE community is the driving force behind everything we do, and it’s because of the community that ground-breaking experiences on Xbox continue to be possible.

See you on LIVE,

Marc Whitten
Gamertag - Notwen

Sony Announces Mod Nation Racers PSP

Sony has announced that a PSP version of Mod Nation Racers is coming out in Spring this year at the same time as the Playstation 3 version of the game.
The Game has the same features as the PS3 version. you are able to create your character, the racer, and tracks; you can upload all of them and share them with other people; and your able to download other peoples tracks, racers, and characters. the PSP version also features 6 player online Multiplayer.

Mod Nation Racers

Sony Reveal The Boxart For The EU God Of War III Ultimate Trilogy Edition

Sony's EU Playstation Blog have revealed what the boxart for the EU God Of War III Ultimate Trilogy Edition looks like. you can click on the picture to see it bigger.

Sony has also posted a reminder as to what people will get in the Ultimate Edition:
  • God of War III
  • God of War Collection
  • Extra game content downloadable via PlayStation Network:
  • God of War Combat Arena containing an exclusive environment and seven challenges to complete
  • Dominus character skin
  • Apollo character skin
  • Phantom of Chaos character skin
  • Forgotten Warrior character skin
  • Special audio bonus
  • God of War Trilogy Soundtrack – God of War I, II, and III scores from the game (3 CDs in total)
  • God of War: Blood and Metal EP – a heavy metal homage featuring original music inspired by God of War (downloadable via PSN)
  • Additional content:
  • Artbook
  • Postcards

From EU Playstation Blog

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  • 360: Ubisoft have announced that Splinter Cell Conviction is coming out on the 13th April.

  • Nokia: Ovi Maps Racing has been released as a free download.its a top down racer that makes tracks based on your location

  • Game Crazy Parent company, Movie Gallery, has filled for chapter 11 bankruptcy. only 250 stores will remain.

  • Wii: The Sadness website is now gone. this may not signal the end of the game.

  • THQ Have said that there will be another De Blob game sometime between April 2010 and March 2011.

  • Wii: Upcoming game Zangeki no REGINLEIV has been in development for over 3 years.

  • PC: Atari have announced that there are over 1 Million registered accounts for Star Trek Online.

  • The Next Famitsu cover was accidentally revealed. 2 new titles revealed, Love Plus Plus and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

  • Between Oct-Dec 09, 6.5M PS3's were sold, up 2M from 2008. PS2 sold 2.1M, Down from 2.5M. PSP Sold 4.2M, Down from 5.1M

  • THQ have Announced that a new Warhammer 40K MMO will be revealed at E3

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

  • QTE Blog: Sega Reveals Project Needlemouse Is Sonic The Hedgehog 4

  • PS3: Sony say the best of the PS3 is yet to come. they compare how God Of War II pushed PS2 to limits 8 years in

  • PS3: Sony say that Arc is just a Rumoured Codename and thats all THQ referred to in their financials.

  • Konami announce that April-December 2009 revenues dropped 18.4% to ¥190.9 billion. Profits down 40.4%. 15.53M Games Sold

  • MumboJumbo have now been awarded $7.3Million in damages in court victory over PopCap. this is up from $4.6M

  • QTE Blog: EA Announces That The Sims Series Is Now 10 Years Old

  • 360: A picture of a Natal Prototype has been released. its made in the same factory as the iPhone

  • Square Enix have revealed they are currently working on 5 unannounced titles. two are expected in 2010

  • PS3: Sega reveal the PS3 was the lead platform for Sonic And Sega All Star Racing. it has SixAxis support

  • PS3: A Website Domain registered by Sony hints that a Motion Control EyePet game, or patch, is coming out.

  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 04/02/10

  • QTE Blog: Glu Mobile Announce 1000 Find 'Em All Is Out Now On The App Store

  • Fallout New Vegas trailer released. reveals the game is out this fall. it shows no in-game footage.

  • PS2 Software sales are down to 11.2M, a 62% Drop compared to 2008. PS3 Software sales up 17% to 47.6M over 2008

  • Peripheral makers say their market generated $5 Billion in worldwide revenues during 2009. this is on par with 2008.

  • iPhone: its speculated Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Is coming to the iPhone, after people found a pic in the website source code

  • 360: A Final Fantasy XIII faceplate for the 360 has been spotted in a video. its unsure at the moment if its legit.

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

  • The GameInformer L.A. Noire Cover has been revealed. there is a 10 page feature on the game in the mag.

  • Capcom have announced that Dark Void DLC is coming. they are survivor missions. it'll be 400MS points/£3

  • PS3: Sony France has reportedly confirmed that EyePet 2 is in development.

  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Trailer For The Upcoming Iron Man 2 Game

  • QTE Blog: THQ Have Released Two New Promo Trailers For MX vs ATV Reflex