Saturday, February 20, 2010

DICE Announce That The Battlefield Bad Company 2 Demo Was Downloaded Over 3.5 Million Times

EA And DICE have announced that the Battlefield Bad Company 2 demo has been downloaded over 3.5 Million Times. The Demo will expire on the 25th February, after this date the servers will be shut down.

EA And DICE have also released some stats from the demo so far:
  • 3.5 Million downloads
  • 500 Million kills
  • 100 Million vehicle kills
  • 15 Million knife kills
  • 30 Million destroyed vehicles
  • 10 Million head shots
  • 25 Million revives

Press Release

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Feb 19, 2010 DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that the Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2 army is already 3.5M people strong – and the game hasn’t even shipped yet. Available for a limited time, the demo* will expire in six short days so players interested in getting an early taste of the action should download it before February 25th. After that date, the DICE servers will shut down, and shift to support the game launch on March 2nd. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is winning accolades from fans and critics worldwide for the finesse of its online multiplayer experience and dedicated server support. The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo is available on Xbox LIVE™ and the PlayStation® Network for free.

Some fun facts about the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo:
3.5 Million downloads
500 Million kills
100 Million vehicle kills
15 Million knife kills
30 Million destroyed vehicles
10 Million head shots
25 Million revives
The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo offers players early access to the Port Valdez map and Rush Multiplayer mode. This demo just scratches the surface of the game’s robust single-player and multiplayer offering. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 delivers eight intense maps and four multiplayer modes**. In the Limited Edition version of the game, players get early access to six unlockable items such as improved vehicle armor, advanced weapons and superior fire power. The Limited Edition is available at no extra charge, but is in limited supply. Action fans should pre-order now to secure their copy.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be in stores on March 2, 2010 in North America and March 4, 2010 in Europe for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PC.

For more information on DICE, please visit For more information on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 please visit: Or follow us on Twitter at

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** In North America, four modes are available at launch when purchased at GameStop. In all other purchases, three multiplayer modes are available at launch; the fourth mode unlocks after 30-days.

About Electronic Arts
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This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Here are this weeks UK WiiWare and DSiWare releases. there are no Virtual Console releases this week. in total there are 7 downloadable games. Unfortunately, the only game i have screenshots for was Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice For All. these screenshots were from a earlier USA WiiWare release of the game.


Brain Cadets

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice For All

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5


Downtown Texas Hold'em

Flight Control

Flips Terror in Cubicle Four

Puzzle to Go Wildlife

From Nintendo UK

Krome Studios Announce They Are Brining Blade Kitten To The Playstation 3 In Spring 2010

Krome Studios have announced they are brining the Blade Kitten Comic Book exclusively to the Playstation 3 as a PSN Game this Spring. The game is a 2 part Mini series that will only come to the Playstation 3 Via the PSN. The game will have 19 levels, as well as 3 exploration levels.

In the game you play as Kit Ballard in a world called Hollow Wish. Kit Ballard is a bounty hunter who is part cat, part girl. the game will have a strong narrative as well as cinematics and arcade action. the game also features a unique art style that is colourful and cel shaded.

Trailer From USA Playstation Blog

Press Release

BRISBANE, Australia --(Business Wire)-- Feb 18, 2010 Based on the “Blade Kitten” comic book series by creator Steve Stamatiadis, Krome Studios is bringing bounty hunter Kit Ballard to digital life with the Blade Kitten downloadable video game. The action adventure game, developed by Krome Studios, is set for release on the PlayStation(R)Network from PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system in Spring 2010.

“Blade Kitten is a brain child of mine that originated as a comic series,” said Steve Stamatiadis, Krome co-founder and creative director, who also created the multi-million selling Ty the Tasmanian TigerTM series. “Bringing Kit’s anime-inspired universe to life is a milestone for us, and we’re excited to open her world up to gamers on the PlayStation Network.”

Blade Kitten invites players into the world of Hollow Wish, where they take on the role of Kit Ballard, one of the best bounty hunters in the business. With her pink hair and tail, Kit is part cat, part girl - and fully lethal. As one of the last of her species, Kit commands her unique “Darque Blade” hovering sword to defeat enemies. Also along for the ride is Skiffy, Kit’s laid-back sidekick who lends a hand in collecting items, solving puzzles, and when needed, serves as Kit’s protector.

Blade Kitten goes beyond most downloadable titles to deliver a strong narrative, with high-quality cinematics, and a colorful, frenetic visual style, that lends to the pick-up-and-play arcade action. Players will jump right in and easily begin exploring and fighting their way through 19 levels, including three exploration levels with Noot (a rideable alien mount).

Blade Kitten will be released as a two-part mini-series available exclusively via digital distribution on the PlayStation(R)Network from PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system.

The Blade Kitten trailer and gameplay will be revealed tonight, Thursday, February 18, exclusively on Game Trailers TV at 12:30 am ET/PT on Spike TV in the US, and shortly after the episode airs on in glorious High Definition.

For more information on Blade Kitten, please visit

About Krome Studios
Headquartered in Brisbane, with offices in Melbourne and Adelaide, Krome Studios is Australia’s largest video game developer and a leading independent developer of video games worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company has developed 19 games comprising 95 SKUs for video game systems and personal computers. Krome’s multi-million selling titles (licensed and original game properties, including the hit Ty the Tasmanian Tiger TM ) are powered by the company’s proprietary “Merkury” engine technology, ensuring its cutting-edge games are developed on schedule, and on budget. More information about Krome can be found on the internet at

Sony Online Entertainment Announce Dragon And T-Rex Rides Are Out Now In Free Realms

Sony Online Entertainment have announced that new Rides are out now in Free Realms. The Dragon and T-Rex rides can also transport players, allowing players to move 150% faster around Free Realms than before. The T-Rex costs 450 Station Cash and the Dragon rides costs 550 Station Cash.


Press Release

WHAT: What’s better than having a T-Rex or a Dragon as a pet? Having a T-Rex or a Dragon to ride you around in Free Realms! Dragon and T-Rex Rides are now available to transport players, with more Ride options coming soon.

Players on Rides can have all the fun in-game adventures they had before rides, but at quicker travel speeds. Rides are super-fast and let players travel around Free Realms at more than 150% of their normal speed.

Ride vendors can be found in Sanctuary, Seaside, Merry Vale, and Lakeshore. At each vendor there is a stable hand and a trainer to answer questions and help with purchases. To buy a Ride, talk to the stable hand or enter the Station Cash™ Marketplace. You will need to click the “View All Categories” button and click “Rides.” T-Rex rides are currently priced at 450 Station Cash and dragon rides are currently priced at 550 Station Cash. Rides are currently available for Members only.

• Choose T-Rex or Dragon Rides in five different tints
• Rides provide faster travel speeds of up to 150%
• Ride vendors available in Sanctuary, Seaside, Merry Vale, & Lakeshore
• One click of the saddle to get on and off the Ride
• Run, jump, swim, and bounce off launch pads and more!
• Ability to own more than one Ride

WHEN: Rides are now available in game for Members only.

To log in, visit

Free Realms
In Free Realms, players are free to do or be anything: Fight like a ninja, cook a tasty meal, raise a pet, battle goblins, set out on epic quests or connect with friends through a safe, social networking site. Also available is the Free Realms Trading Card Game: a full-featured trading card game, playable both digitally within the Free Realms online game and offline via physical card decks sold wherever you buy trading cards. Free Realms players can also pop into select retailers to purchase Station Cash cards, which can be redeemed for Station Cash, and used to buy virtual goodies or upgrade to a Membership status in the game.

Free Realms is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up with content descriptors of Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence. To play Free Realms, visit:

Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, and Taiwan, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.

SOE, the SOE logo and EverQuest are registered trademarks and Free Realms is a trademark of Sony Online Entertainment LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Konami Have Released New Screenshots For The iPhone Game Draw Parking

Konami have released new screenshots for Draw Parking. this is a iPhone game that is out now on the App store for £0.59/$0.99. This game appears to be similar to the Flight Control style game where you have to direct cars into parking spaces, avoiding hazards.
The Screenshots show in-game action from a couple of stages. they also show some of the hazards.

Draw Parking

EA Have Released A Trailer For Need For Speed Shift Showing The Ferrari DLC

Following the release of the latest DLC pack for Need For Speed Shift, EA have released a trailer showcasing the Ferrari DLC Pack. the trailer starts by showing some of the major cars in Need For Speed Shift, then it moves to showing the Ferrari cars that come with the DLC Pack. the trailer features in-game action fron inside the cock-pit and replays. the trailer also explains some of the additional features that this DLC pack brings to Need For Speed Shift.

Sega Have Released A Launch Trailer For The Playstation 3 Version Of Sonic & Sega All Star Racing

Sega have released a new trailer for Sonic & Sega All Star Racing on the Playstation 3. this is a launch trailer which focuses on the major aspects of the game like the number of tracks, characters, and power-ups. the trailer also shows the Dual Shock 3 wheel for the first time and that you can steer your racer using the steering wheel.

Sega Have Released A New Launch Trailer For The Nintendo DS Version Of Sonic & Sega All Star Racing

Sega have released a new launch trailer for the Nintendo DS version of Sonic & Sega All Star Racing. this trailer shows in-game footage on both the Nintendo DS screens and focuses on the many different characters and tracks in the game. some of the power-ups are also shown as well as some of the intro movie.

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

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  • PC: Binary Tweed have announced that Clover is coming to PC's 3rd March. there will be improvements over the 360 version

  • the ESA predict that there were over 9.78 Million pirated game downloads in December.

  • PS3: the ESRB has rated PixleJunk Racers 2nd Lap. there has not been an announcement regarding this game.

  • PS3: GameStop are reporting that Heavy Rain DLC Pre-Order Codes are delayed a week

  • Disney have not ruled out Epic Mickey coming to other consoles than the Wii

  • Sony has filed a patent for a universal game controller, much like a universal remote. it has a touch LCD screen

  • The ESRB has rated Temco Bowel Throwback for the PSN and XBLA. its a top down American football game

  • the Lost In Nightmares DLC for Resident Evil 5 has a classic camera Easter egg.

  • Arcade: Gundam VS. Extreme has been revealed at the AOU Arcade gaming expo. its out in Japan this fall

  • PC: its reported Cryptic is considering a "Meaningful" death penalty for Star Trek Online. currently theres no penalty

  • PS3: GAME is reporting that the God Of War III Demo is coming out for everyone on 25th February.

  • PS3: Valve have said that they re looking at supporting the PS3, think they'll do so down the road.

  • PS3: David Jaffe has hinted that the next Twisted Metal is coming in 8/9 months.

  • 360: Remedy have said that Alan Wake will leave room for a Season 2, but the Alan Wake ending will be conclusive.

  • Aliens Vs Predator review score have gone live. it's getting a mix of low, middle, and high scores but no prefects

  • A Casting call in LA hints that the next Call Of Duty is set in Vietnam and will feature the SOG.

  • JP ConsoleChart PSP 39.293, Wii 37.501, DSi LL 27.586, PS3 24.811, DSi 18.082, DS 5.659, 360 3.428, PS2 1.869, PSPgo1.738