Monday, March 15, 2010

Sony Have Revealed The EU Boxart For Modnation Racers On The PSP And PS3

Sony's EU Playstation Blog have revealed the boxart for the EU versions of Modnation Racers on the Playstation Portable and Playstation 3. Some of the racers shown on the boxart were actually created by gamers in the Modnation Racers Beta. No EU release date was given, but the USA version is set for a 18th May release.

You can click on the Boxart to see them bigger.

From EU Playstation Blog

Nintendo Have Released Photos From The Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver Launch Event

Nintendo have released photos from the Pokémon Heart Gold and Pokémon Soul Silver launch event held in New York. Nintendo have also provided captions for each of the photos which can be accessed by pressing the speech bubble in the Photo viewer.


Microsoft Announce Crackdown 2 Is Coming Out 9th July

Microsoft have announced that Crackdown 2 is coming out on 9th July, with worldwide releases also set for July.

Press Release

LONDON – Monday 15 March – Pacific City needs your help, agents. A new enemy has overrun the city and it’s time to restore law and order by any means necessary when “Crackdown 2” releases this July around the world. Microsoft and Ruffian Games today announced that the exhilarating, open-world action game will hit the streets on 9 July.

Developed by Ruffian Games exclusively for Xbox 360, “Crackdown 2” is the sequel to the award-winning 2007 title, “Crackdown.” Offering cutting edge gameplay, “Crackdown 2” will take multiplayer gaming to unprecedented heights, providing you and your friends with complete freedom to explore, destroy, and play your way as you restore justice to Pacific City.

Sony Announce WakeBoarding HD Is Coming To The PSN This Week

Scott Hyman, from TikGames/Creat Studios, has announced on the EU Playstation Blog that WakeBoarding HD is coming out on the PSN this week in both the EU and USA for €14.99/$14.99. WakeBoarding HD is a arcade style WakeBoarding game that has 20 levels to play through.

The Screenshots and trailer are from in-game footage of the game and show various stages, hazards, and tricks you can pull off.


From EU Playstation Blog

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Here are this weeks Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare releases in the USA.

Virtual Console

This is a 1 player game that costs 900 Wii Points. this is the TurboGrafix16 CD-ROM version of the game. this was the 10th game in the Castlevania series and you play as Richter who has to find and defeat Dracula.


Rage of the Gladiator
This is a 1 player only game and it costs 1,000 Wii Points. this is a 3d fighting game that supports Wii MotionPlus.

Triple Shot Sports
This is a 1-2 player game that costs 500 Wii Points. this is a recreational shooting game where you can play Archery, Pistol Shooting and Free Rifle games.


Zoo Frenzy
this is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. in the game you create your own game. you can play minigames to train and support your animals. the game makes use of the microphone and camera but letting you talk to the animals and you can put yourself in the game.

101 MiniGolf World
this is a 1-8 player game that costs 500 DSi Points. this is a 3d minature golf game that has over 100 holes to play either solo or with upto 8 players.

Battle of Giants: Dinosaurs – Fight For Survival
this is a 1-2 player game that costs 800 DSi Points. you play as 1 of 3 dinosaur breeds, travelling through the game discovering and battling other dinosaurs.

Car Jack Streets
this is a 1 player only game that costs 800 DSi Points. this is a DSiWare port of the iPhone game. in the game you have to play back $1Million debt to the Italian mob. you can earn this money either legally or illegally.

Press Release

How tough do you think you are? This week's roster of new downloadable games from Nintendo gives you several ways to prove it. Now available for the WiiWare™ service, Rage of the Gladiator puts players face-to-face with flurry of fearsome foes, enhancing the motion-control action with support for the Wii MotionPlus™ accessory. Meanwhile, Wii™ owners with a taste for classic gaming can test their mettle against bloodthirsty vampires in CASTLEVANIA RONDO OF BLOOD for the Virtual Console™ service. Other fresh releases challenge you to excel as a sharpshooter, a prehistoric beast or a criminal mastermind. Whichever setting you choose, just be prepared to step up and show your stuff.


Rage of the Gladiator
Publisher: Ghostfire Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Animated Blood, Alcohol Reference, Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Rage of the Gladiator is a fantasy-based fighting game in which you must fight for your life in the arena. One of the most gorgeous WiiWare games ever, it features amazing 3-D graphics, animation, lighting, shadows and special effects. Full voice acting means each boss has its own personality and taunts you mercilessly. Discover insane finishing moves: Summon a fiery meteor or savage tornado, or transform into a hulking colossus 10 times your normal size. Customize your character and specialize in skill trees – Offense, Defense or Magic – to gain new powers. You'll also enjoy epic, blood-pumping music by legendary composer Sean Beeson. For added replay value, unlock Challenge Mode and encounter tougher bosses with new abilities. The game also supports the Wii MotionPlus accessory.

Triple Shot Sports
Publisher: The Code Monkeys Ltd.
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Triple Shot Sports is one of the most advanced recreational shooting games available for the WiiWare service, immersing players in the world of competitive target shooting. Most competitive events consist of activities that are traditionally derived from hunting and combat skills. Over time, these practices have evolved into a variety of competitive sports that include Archery, Pistol Shooting and Free Rifle. As with real-life shooting events, you will have full control over the aim of the weapon. You must also account for prevailing weather conditions and the athlete's breathing pattern, as these factors can influence the accuracy of your shot.

Virtual Console

Original platform: TurboGrafx16 CD-ROM
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence
Price: 900 Wii Points
Description: This is the 10th action-packed installment in the ever-popular CASTLEVANIAseries, which depicts the epic struggle between the Belmont clan and the dark forces of Count Dracula. An instant classic, this title is recognized far and wide for its beautifully rendered world, outstanding game balance and haunting CD-quality music. The player takes control of RICHTER, the clan's ultimate Vampire Killer, guiding him through a total of nine stages filled with treacherous traps and hidden secrets. Using your legendary whip – passed on from generations of Belmonts – and a powerful selection of Item Crash attacks, it's up to you to destroy Dracula and his evil horde. What's more, rescuing MARIA at some juncture in the game allows you to use her as a playable character for even more vampire-slaying fun.

Nintendo DSiWare™

Zoo Frenzy
Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) –Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Create the zoo of your dreams and try to maximize your profit by managing tons of parameters. Enjoy five fun mini-games to train and support your animals: Feed them, heal them and even play soccer- or hockey-themed games with them. Your best-trained pets will go back into the wild to fight dangerous monsters and find cute new animals for your zoo. Enjoy use of the Nintendo DSi™ system's built-in microphone and camera – wake up the hero by shouting at him, and see yourself in the game.

101 MiniGolf World
Publisher: Teyon
Players: 1-8
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: 101 MiniGolf World is one of the first-ever 3-D miniature golf games for the Nintendo DSiWare service. Your stylus becomes the putter for an incredibly fun mini-golf experience. Play more than 100 challenging holes solo or with up to eight players on one system. Send your ball flying through loops, pipes, arches, extreme ramps and mind-blowing obstacles. Enjoy a combination of real golf rules and wacky mini-golf fun.

Battle of Giants™: Dinosaurs – Fight For Survival
Publisher: Ubisoft
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Long before mankind stepped into the world, the Earth was a harsh environment dominated by dinosaurs. Every species of dinosaur had to fight to survive in this hostile environment. Travel through the hostile lands as one of three breeds of dinosaur while battling giant enemies to save your kind. Create and customize your own unique dinosaur. Explore four mysterious territories and discover buried fossils to complete your mission. Enhance your dinosaur's abilities and compete against your friends in epic duels.

Car Jack Streets
Publisher: Tag Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Mild Language, Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: A critically acclaimed game with high-octane action, innovative real-time game play, stunning visuals and an awesome soundtrack, Car Jack Streets will take you to the limit. The Italian mob is calling in your gambling debt of $1 million. Attempt a wide variety of criminal and legitimate jobs to earn as much cash as possible, but remember to avoid attracting attention from the cops and other gang members. Do you have what it takes to stay alive, pay your debt and rise to the top of the criminal underworld?

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

EA Have Released New Screenshots For MMA

EA have released new screenshots for the upcoming MMA game. These in-game screenshots show a variety of different things. The first few screenshots show off damage on the fighters bodies. the next screenshots show defence moves. this is followed by screenshots of different rings in MMA and some fighters signature moves.


Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Sonic Classic Collection On The Nintendo DS

Sega have released a new trailer for the Nintendo DS collection, Sonic Classic Collection. this collection features Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, and Sonic & Knuckles. the trailer has in-game footage of all these games as well as showing that Knuckles can be played in Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 (which was originally done by putting Sonic 2 or Sonic 3 into the Sonic & Knuckles cartridge.)

Sony Online Entertainment Have Released New Screenshots For Feeding Frenzy 2 On The PS3

Sony Online Entertainment have released new screenshots and a trailer for the Playstation 3 version of Feeding Frenzy. the screenshots and trailer both show in-game action from various levels in the game. the trailer details specific features of the game, like local multiplayer and 60 levels.


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

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

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

  • Its been rumoured by IGN, from a trusted source, that Insomniac games is going to go multiplatform.

  • PS3: Sony has said that Move is precise enough to play StarCraft. it can track 1mm in X and Y planes. Z plane is 1cm

  • PS3: Digital Foundry have deep initial thoughts on Playstation Move, the tech, the games, and it vs Natal

  • Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama have said they'd like to do a Final Fantasy XIII-2 game.

  • DS2: rumoured to have 2 large, high rez screens. small gap between screens. dev kit similar to Wii/GC, games done by 2010

  • Wii: Metroid Other M does not have online, its not part of its core design.

  • PSP: a PSP 3000 with a new motherboard has been spotted. some chips are smaller + other changes

  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?

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