Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sega Have Released A UK Launch Trailer For Sonic & Sega All Star Racing

Sega have released the UK launch trailer for Sonic & Sega All Star Racing. the trailer is made up from a mix of the games opening cinematic movie and gameplay footage. some of the tracks and most of the games characters are shown in the trailer, as well as some of the games features that are highlighted in text at the start.

EA Reveal The Capters Of Deciet DLC For Army Of Two: The 40th Day

EA have revealed Chapters Of Deceit DLC for Army Of Two: The 40th Day. the DLC is set for release on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 on 1st April for $9.99/800 MS Points.

Chapters Of Deceit features two all-new co-op campaign maps. In the new chapters, players stumble upon information that could lead to ending the invasion by Jonah and his 40th Day Initiative army. However, they quickly learn that everyone is out for themselves and to trust no one but their partner.

Press Release

MONTREAL --(Business Wire)-- Feb 23, 2010 EA Montreal, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced an all-new campaign map pack called ‘Chapters of Deceit’ for the third-person co-op shooter ARMY OF TWO™: THE 40th DAY. Available for download on Xbox LIVE™ and the PlayStation®Network on April 1, 2010 for $9.99 or 800 Xbox LIVE points, players will return to war-torn Shanghai where they will encounter more destruction, more devastation and enemies determined to bring the city to the brink of ruin.

ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY – Chapters of Deceit features two all-new co-op campaign maps. In the new chapters, players stumble upon information that could lead to ending the invasion by Jonah and his 40th Day Initiative army. However, they quickly learn that everyone is out for themselves and to trust no one but their partner.

In ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY, players have to work together to escape Shanghai as it falls under attack. The game boasts a robust playbook of co-op moves with one of the most extensive and varied weapon customization systems ever found in an action/shooter game. Players can mix and match weapon parts and execute strategic two-man tactics that create a one-of-a-kind co-op action experience.

ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY is rated “M” by the ESRB and available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable). Gamers can also download a demo of the game now on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace. For more information on ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY please visit: www.armyoftwo.com. For more information on EA Montreal, please visitwww.eamontreal.com or www.ea.com. Or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Army_Of_Two.

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 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 and Army of Two are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. "PlayStation” and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announce Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced Batman: The Brave And The Bold. The game is set for release on the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS this fall. The Game has a story that will take the player on a journey through crime filled alleys, alien planets, underground cities, and laboratories.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame has a single player campaign which can be played in co-op with friends. players plays as Batman and pick from Robin, Green Lantern, Blue Beetle. other characters, like Aquaman, drop in to help solve puzzles.

Players can link the Nintendo Wii and DS versions of the game together to unlock Bat-Mite as a playable character. he can be played as the main character on the Nintendo DS or fight alongside the main characters on the Wii.

Wii/DS Boxart

Press Release

BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Feb 23, 2010 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, on behalf of DC Comics, announces Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame, an action-adventure videogame based on the popular animated series, available this fall for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. In the game, fans play alongside Batman and many of his allies in the DC UNIVERSE to take on dozens of popular villains.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame fully immerses fans into the vivid animated world of the successful TV series where kids can play as Batman or together with family and friends in two-player co-op mode. Players can choose from iconic characters ROBIN, GREEN LANTERN, BLUE BEETLE, along with drop-in heroes such as AQUAMAN to help solve puzzles and fight foes.

The game provides maximum replay value to those who own both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions by allowing them to connect the two systems to unlock BAT-MITE as a playable character. Players can control him with the Nintendo DS to wreak havoc or fight alongside the main characters in all levels of the Wii videogame.

“Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame further illustrates the diverse appeal of the Batman brand and the gameplay is a fun, vibrant extension of the animated series,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President of Development and Production, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The game’s co-op play offers kids, families and Batman fans an interactive way of experiencing the cartoon’s iconic characters.”

In Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame, players embark on an exciting journey through crime-filled alleys, alien planets, abandoned underground cities and mysterious laboratories. Further lending to the authentic cartoon feel of the game is the inclusion of Batman’s iconic gadgets such as Batarangs and his Grapnel Gun.

For more information, please visit www.BraveandtheBoldVideogame.com.

About DC Comics
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters asSUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and the SANDMAN. These DC SUPER HEROES and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics’ Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD THE VIDEOGAME software © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by WayForward Technologies, Inc. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

BATMAN and all characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2010. All Rights Reserved.

WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Disney Interactive Studios Announce Alice in Wonderland: An Adventure Beyond the Mirror Is Out Now For The iPhone

Disney Interactive Studios announce that Alice in Wonderland: An Adventure Beyond the Mirror is out now for the iPhone and iPod Touch. the game can be bough from the App store for $4.99/£2.99.

The game has 10 environments, each with multiple levels, where you will encounter the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter. The White Rabbit gives the player the ability to freeze time, objects appear or disappear with the Cheshire Cat, The March Hare has telekinesis, and the Mad Hatter grants the ability to Transform Objects from one world to another.

Press Release

And here is the rest of it.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Announce They Have Acquired A Majority Stake In Rocksteady Studios

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group have announced that they have acquired a majority stake in Rocksteady Studios. Rocksteady Studios are based in London and are the team behind Batman: Arkham Asylum.

The Success of Batman: Arkham Asylum, 3 Million having been shipped worldwide, proved to Warner Bros. that Rocksteady are able to create games with mass appeal. Warner Bros. have also announced that Rocksteady Studios are currently working on the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Press Release

BURBANK, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Feb 23, 2010 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announced today the acquisition of a majority stake in Rocksteady Studios, a privately held developer of interactive entertainment targeted at teens and adults, continuing Warner Bros.’ pattern as one of the industry’s fastest growing games publishers.

“Rocksteady demonstrated its professionalism and extraordinary development abilities with Batman: Arkham Asylum,” said Kevin Tsujihara, president, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. “This arrangement is a great strategic fit and we are very pleased to solidify our relationship with this talented development team.”

Founded in 2004 in London, England, Rocksteady specializes in developing action-adventure video games, including Batman: Arkham Asylum, one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2009. The title has enjoyed robust sales, shipping over three million units worldwide, and has garnered numerous industry awards.

“We are proud to strengthen our association with WBIE, a world class publisher that we have enjoyed working with since we began developing Batman: Arkham Asylum,” said Jamie Walker, studio director, Rocksteady Studios. Sefton Hill, games director, added, “The Rocksteady team is very much looking forward to creating more great games based on widely recognized Warner Bros. brands like Batman.”

Warner Bros. continues to grow its games business through key acquisitions, building internal development capabilities, leveraging its global video distribution infrastructure, and focusing on developing major games franchises such as Batman, Mortal Kombat, The Lord of the Rings and LEGO.

“With the successful release of Batman: Arkham Asylum, a franchise that is a key focus for Warner Bros., Rocksteady has proven that they have the expertise to create hit games with mass appeal,” said Martin Tremblay, president, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We are currently working with Rocksteady on the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and look forward to bringing the continuation of the franchise to fans worldwide.”

“We are delighted to be deepening our relationship with London-based Rocksteady Studios, one of the UK's most respected games developers and 2009 recipient of the VGA’s coveted ‘studio of the year’ award,” said Josh Berger, president and managing director, Warner Bros. UK. “Rocksteady clearly has the talent, expertise and technology to make great games and we are fortunate to continue working closely with them as we further expand our games portfolio.”

In 2007, Warner Bros. acquired TT Games, developer of the hit LEGO-based game franchises, including LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Indiana Jones and LEGO Batman, which have wide appeal with players of all ages. In early 2009, Warner Bros. acquired Snowblind Studios to develop its The Lord of the Rings games franchise, with the first title expected to be released in 2011. Most recently, Warner Bros. purchased the primary assets of Midway Games. Midway published theMortal Kombat franchise, which has sold over 26 million units worldwide, and owned a robust IP catalog and broadly applicable game engine technology. As part of the transaction, Warner Bros. acquired two talented development studios to focus on the Mortal Kombat franchise as well as other key properties.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHEG oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHEG distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Rocksteady Studios Ltd
Rocksteady Studios is a multi-award winning videogame developer based in London, England. Located in a spacious, purpose built converted factory, with full motion capture and audio studio capabilities, we are an energetic company formed by a core team of senior industry professionals. This gives us an ideal balance of drive, talent, proven methods, experience and cutting edge technology to make AAA games. Now employing 70 people, Rocksteady's mission is to be a highly professional, efficient company whose purpose is to make great games, and have happy and healthy team members. This philosophy is the heart and soul of our company. Rocksteady recently received the coveted ‘studio of the year’ award at the 2009 VGA awards.

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

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Jonathan Ross Plays And Mentions Natal's Release Date


Jonathan Ross mentions, via his twitter feed, that he has played Natal, pointing out that its Not at his house. Jonathan Ross son recorded him having a go with Natal. Jonathan Ross mentions, via twitter, that Natal is coming in October. the two Twitter posts are below as well as the video of him playing on it.

"OK. Before bed. Natal on X Box impressive. Not quite there yet i think but tye have til october and if they get it right...skys the limit."

"OK this is the clip my son put on YOUTUBE of me trying out Natal. Not very graceful...http://bit.ly/96qdxo"

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

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

  • PS3: Heavy Rain has been banned in the UAE. its suggested the games adult themes is the reason http://ow.ly/19Sfa

  • PS3: Sony has registered a MotorStorm 3 web domain. its unknown what console its for. http://ow.ly/19SgG

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

  • PC: Remedy haven't ruled out doing a PC version of Alan Wake. but they are a small studio and Microsoft does have a say http://ow.ly/19Shw

  • PS3: Dylan Cuthbert has confirmed PixleJunk Racers 2nd Lap via twitter, Says an announcement will be made soon http://ow.ly/19Sj0

  • PS3: Sony says the EU version of God Of War III take up over 40 GB of Blu-Ray Space, has 9 languages. USA takes 35GB http://ow.ly/19Sna

  • 360: Funcom say that a 360 version of at Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventure is in development http://ow.ly/19TIn

  • PS3: Two new PS3 Slim Models have been put to the FCC. its speculated that its nothing new, just chips from a new source http://ow.ly/19UTK

  • Capcom are teasing a announcement in April http://ow.ly/19UXB

  • A CV from a EA Software Engineer says that NBA Jam is coming to the PS3 and 360. http://ow.ly/19UYM

  • DS2: a recent patent for rumble support in a "game apparatus" with an "LCD and a touch pad" is thought to be for the DS2 http://ow.ly/19V0o

  • Wii: GAME have a listing for Rogue Squadron. Activision Blizzard listed as Publisher. nothing official is known http://ow.ly/19V25

  • UK Game Charts, Aliens Vs Predator, Just Dance, BioShock 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, FIFA 10, are top 5 http://ow.ly/19UV3

  • Analyst Michael Pachter thinks Natal will sell 10 Million, outsell the PS3 Motion Controller 5-1, in 2010 http://ow.ly/19UWR

  • PS3: Sony respond to reports that they bought the MotorStorm 3 domain. they're securing the URL, stopping others doing it http://ow.ly/19Zxb

  • PS3: George Hotz claims his PS3 exploit now has access to the GameOS. OtherOS could be removed by Sony http://ow.ly/19ZFc

  • Shane Bettenhausen is reported to have posted that 2 new handhelds will be announced at E3. PSP2/DS2 specualted http://ow.ly/19ZH1

  • QTE Blog: Fret Nice Is Coming To XBLA This Week For 1200 MS Points http://ow.ly/16DxGN

  • LucasArts have announced that Star Wars The Force Unleashed has sold over 7 Million. http://ow.ly/19ZJF

  • 360: Atlus have announced that 3D Dot Heroes is not coming to the Xbox 360 http://ow.ly/19ZLg

  • PC: Digimon Battles coming to USA next month. its ISA version of Digimon RPG. WeMade Entertainment is publishing http://ow.ly/19ZOw

  • QTE Blog: Duke Nukem 3D Is This Weeks XBLA Deal Of The Week http://ow.ly/16DzfB

  • PSP: sony says that 3rd parties have a strong line-up for 2010. Sony haven't fixed piracy issues, but have ideas http://ow.ly/1a3Nf

  • Rebellion say Aliens Vs Predator is a critical success. say some reviews were "inexcusably bad.". could do sequel http://ow.ly/1a3Ue

  • QTE Blog: Funcom Release New Screenshots, Artwork And Trailers From Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Expansion http://ow.ly/16DAFU

  • A Poll of Japanese Gamers reveals a 49%/47% split whether they want subtitles or dubs. http://ow.ly/1a43I

  • Visceral Games have announced that they are working on PSN and XBLA games. http://ow.ly/1a45D

  • Wii: Ubisoft don't see the point in doing realistic Wii games ""Gamers will see the flaws, not your work." http://ow.ly/1a47j

  • Ubisoft say that the Red Steel Series hangs on the success of Red Steel 2. if it doesn't sell, there's no Red Steel 3. http://ow.ly/1a49f

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ow.ly/16DC3b

  • PS3: Ubisoft feel Red Steel would work great with the Playstation Motion Controller apart for the need of a thumbstick http://ow.ly/1a4cn

  • PC: Mass Effect 2 has been patched. fixes to single core machines, dialog lines and more. http://ow.ly/1a4e6

  • PS3: Uncharted 2 has sold over 3.5 Million units worldwide. its fastest selling 1st party PS3 game to date http://ow.ly/1a6xt

  • 360: Edmund McMillen has released an imagine which hints that Super Meat Boy is coming to XBLA in 2010 http://ow.ly/1a6yK

  • PS3: God Of War 3 Trailer found to show new weapon, the Blades of Exile. they look simular to the Blades of Athena http://ow.ly/1a6A7