Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nintendo Reveal The Boxart For Super Mario Galaxy 2

Nintendo have released what appears to be the final boxart for Super Mario Galaxy 2. This boxart uses the updated logo that Nintendo revealed yesterday. you can click on the picture to see it bigger.

Nintendo Announce Grill-Off The Ultra Hand For Club Nintendo Members

Nintendo have announced Grill-Off With Ultra Hand, a WiiWare game exclusive for Club Nintendo Members. this WiiWare game will costs 80 Club Nintendo Coins and features a single player mode and a Vs mode. Nintendo have released a gameplay video for this which shows both Single Player and Multiplayer gameplay

Press Release

Grill-Off with Ultra Hand! is a new WiiWare game coming soon exclusively for Club Nintendo members. For just 80 Club Nintendo Coins, test your hand at grilling virtual burgers in single-player or VS mode.

Namco Bandai Have Released New Screenshots For Splatterhouse

Namco Bandai have release new screenshots for Splatterhouse. these screenshots are in-game and focus on the main character using various weapons to mutilate/kill enemies.


This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's USA Playstation blog have detailed this weeks USA Digital Comic Store update. Just the like European update, Kong: King of Skull Island from Markosia is a Free download.

* 2000AD Prog # 1672 - $ 1.99
* The Amazing Spider-Man (2003) # 546 - $ 1.99
* The Amazing Spider-Man (2003) # 547 - $ 1.99
* The Amazing Spider-Man (2003) # 548 - $ 1.99
* The Amazing Spider-Man (2003) # 549 - $ 1.99
* The Amazing Spider-Man (2003) # 550 - $ 1.99
* Army of Two # 3 - $ 1.99
* Cancertown: An Inconvenient Tooth # 3 - $ 0.99
* The Dark # 1 - $ 0.99
* The Dark # 2 - $ 0.99
* The Dark # 3 - $ 0.99
* The Dark # 4 - $ 0.99
* Dark Mists # 1 - $ 0.99
* Dark Mists # 2 - $ 0.99
* Dark Mists # 3 - $ 0.99
* Dark Mists # 4 - $ 0.99
* Donald Duck and the Treasure Island # 1 - $ 1.99
* DoubleDuck # 4 - $ 1.99
* The Ghoul # 1 - $ 1.99
* G.I. Joe # 10 - $ 1.99
* G.I. Joe Origins # 10 - $ 1.99
* G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes # 4 - $ 1.99
* Gyro Gearloose and the Irresistible Multi-Magnet $ 0.99
* Kong: King of Skull Island FREE
* Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows # 1 - $ 1.99
* Miss Quackfaster and the Ill-Fated Infatuation - $ 0.99
* Star Trek: Nero # 4 - $ 1.99
* Superduck # 9 - $ 1.99
* Transformers Movie Sequel: The Reign of Starscream # 1 - $ 1.99
* We Kill Monsters # 3 - $ 0.99
* The X-Men (1963) # 11 - $ 1.99
* The X-Men (1963) # 12 - $ 1.99
* The X-Men (1963) # 13 - $ 1.99
* The X-Men (1963) # 14 - $ 1.99
* The X-Men (1963) # 15 - $ 1.99

From USA Playstation Blog

TimeGate Announce Section 8 Is Coming Out Today In The USA For $29.99 On The PSN

TimeGate Studios have confirmed that Section 8 is coming out on the PS3 today in the USA for $29.99. TimeGate have also announced that gamers can download TGNServer from FilePlanet. TGNServer will allow gamers to host 32 Player Playstation 3 games using their Home PC's.

This Playstation 3 version Of Section 8 features many improvements over the previous PC and Xbox 360 versions. the game has improved matchmaking and better graphics, and it also comes with 11 maps.

Press Release

SUGAR LAND, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Mar 25, 2010 PlayStation®3 system fans can finally strap on their jetpacks and launch into the world of Section 8 on Thursday, March 25. Developed by TimeGate Studios, this full-featured, first-person shooter (FPS) deploys in North America for just $29.99 USD on the PlayStation®Store.

TimeGate’s sci-fi multiplayer FPS broke genre conventions when it was released on the Xbox 360® and PC last September, offering dynamic in-game objectives, “burn-in” spawning, customizable loadouts and deployable equipment. These features were designed to create deep, rewarding gameplay with an unprecedented amount of strategic control, and they deliver.

The PlayStation®3 system version of Section 8 offers superior graphics and enhanced game play, thanks to additional development time; rich, higher-res textures; and a streamlined multiplayer matchmaking system.

“We were very receptive to press and community feedback when developing Section 8 for the PlayStation®3 system,” says Robert Siwiak, Director of Production at TimeGate Studios. “We utilized the extra development time to expand content, enhance features, and took multiple steps to guarantee PlayStation®3 system fans will not be disappointed.”

Gamers who love single-player experiences will appreciate the game’s instant action mode, which supports multiple game types. Section 8 includes 11 maps, three of which were only available as premium content on other platforms.

Section 8 also allows users to host 32-player games through TimeGate’s proprietary TGNServer technology. This is the first time any game will allow users to use home PCs to host large multiplayer matches for PlayStation®3 system. Gamers can now download the TGNServer exclusively on FilePlanet.

For more information on the PlayStation®3 system version of Section 8, please visit

Section 8 is being published on the PlayStation®Network by TimeGate Studios.

About TimeGate Studios
TimeGate Studios, Inc. (, a world-class game development studio located in Sugar Land, TX, exhibits a record of huge success since its founding in 1998. Developing for all major platforms, TimeGate has released multiple award-winning video game titles, many of which are based on TimeGate-owned intellectual properties. Section 8 (, TimeGate’s newest title, leads the way in a wave of next-generation gaming experiences currently under development by the studio.

Copyright © 2005-2010 TimeGate Studios, Inc. All rights reserved. Section 8, TimeGate, and the TimeGate logo are registered copyrights and trademarks of TimeGate Studios, Inc. in the United States and elsewhere. All rights reserved.

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“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

2K Games Announce Mafia II Is Coming Out 24th August In USA and Worldwide On 27th August

2K Games have officially announced that Mafia II is coming out in the USA on 24th August. the game will also be released internationally on 27th August. The game is coming out on PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.

2K Games have also revealed that Mafia II will be playable by the public for the first time at this years Penny arcade Expo East (PAX East), it runs from 26-28 March at the Hynes Convention center in Boston.

Press Release

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Mar 25, 2010 2K Games announced today that Mafia® II will be available in North America on August 24, 2010 and internationally on August 27, 2010 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. Mafia II is currently in development by 2K Czech, the same creative team behind the award-winning, genre-defining Mafia®, which captivated millions of gamers around the world.

Through a compelling narrative, Mafia II transports gamers into the dark and unforgiving world of the Mafia. The fiction is embellished by a sophisticated, era-evoking atmosphere that meticulously replicates the clothing, cars, music and advertising of 1940’s and 1950’s Americana. Players will easily become immersed in the game’s cinematic Hollywood-style experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing metropolis. By fusing high-octane gunplay with white-knuckle driving and an engaging narrative, Mafia II looks to be the industry’s most compelling Mafia title to date. According to, “Mafia II is definitely at the top of our most wanted lists.”

Born the son of a poor immigrant, Vito is a beaten down Italian-American who is trying to escape the life of poverty that consumed his childhood. Vito, along with his lifelong friend, Joe, will descend into the world of organized crime. Looking to escape the life of hardship that his father led, Vito dreams about becoming a “made man,” and together with Joe, will work to prove themselves to the Mafia as they try to make their names on the streets. However, the two quickly realize that life as a wise guy isn’t quite as glamorous as it seems.

Additionally, Mafia II will be playable by the public for the first time at the Penny Arcade Expo East (PAX East) being held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts from March 26 – March 28 at the 2K Games booth (booth #103).

Mafia II is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Mafia II, please visit

2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, iPhone™ and iPod® touch. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at

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"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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The statements contained herein which are not historical facts are considered forward-looking statements under federal securities laws and may be identified by words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "potential," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "will," or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the outlook for the Company's future business and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to them, which are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may vary materially from these forward-looking statements based on a variety of risks and uncertainties including: our dependence on key management and product development personnel, our dependence on our Grand Theft Auto products and our ability to develop other hit titles for current generation platforms, the timely release and significant market acceptance of our games, the ability to maintain acceptable pricing levels on our games, our ability to raise capital if needed and risks associated with international operations. Other important factors and information are contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2009, in the section entitled "Risk Factors," as updated in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2010, and the Company's other periodic filings with the SEC, which can be accessed at All forward-looking statements are qualified by these cautionary statements and apply only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Blizzard Announce This Years BlizzCon Convention Will Run From 22nd - 23rd October

Blizzard have announced that this years BlizzCon will run from 22nd - 23rd october 2010. it will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:
*Hands-on play time with upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games
*Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
*Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
*Community contests with great prizes
*Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
*More exciting activities and attractions to be announced

Ticket information and further information about BlizzCon 2010 will be revealed on the BlizzCon website in the future.

Press Release

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Mar 25, 2010 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its fifth BlizzCon® gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, 2010. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes.

“BlizzCon offers us a great opportunity to meet with our players and share our enthusiasm for gaming with one of the most passionate communities in the world,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to providing another great show filled with entertainment, competition, and the latest information about Blizzard Entertainment games.”

In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:

Hands-on play time with upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games
Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
Community contests with great prizes
Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
More exciting activities and attractions to be announced
The previous BlizzCon was held in Anaheim in August 2009. Tickets to the event sold out in minutes, and some of the highlights included the announcement ofWorld of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™, the unveiling of a new playable class in Diablo® III, the first public hands-on with the single-player campaign of StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™, and a closing concert featuring rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.

Further details about BlizzCon 2010, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official BlizzCon website,, as the event draws closer.

To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard Entertainment games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (, a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes eleven #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service,®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

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Sega Have Released New Screenshots For Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I

Sega have released new screenshots for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I. these screenshots appear to be from either the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 version of the game. these are in-game screenshots from the first level, Splash Hill Zone, in Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I.

Several screenshots appear to show a lock-on feature similar to what was introduced in the 3D Sonic games as a way for Sonic to lock onto enemies/items and then attack them.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I

This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's European Playstation Blog have detailed this weeks PSP Digital Comic store update. This weeks update sees the first Comics from Markosia, Kong: King Of Skull Island, The Dark and Dark Mists. Kong: King Of Skull Island is on the Digital Comic Store for free.

2000AD Prog #1672 2000AD 15+
The Amazing Spider-Man (2003) #546-550 Marvel 9+
Army of Two #3 IDW 17+
Cancertown: An Inconvenient Tooth #3 Insomnia 18+
The Dark #1-#4 Markosia 12+
Dark Mists #1-#4 Markosia 17+
Donald Duck and the Treasure Island Disney 3+
DoubleDuck #4 Disney 3+
The Ghoul #1 (with audio commentary) IDW 12+
Gyro Gearloose and the Irresistible Multi-Magnet Disney 3+
Kong: King of Skull Island (FREE!) Markosia 12+
Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows #1 (with audio commentary) IDW 17+
Miss Quackfaster and the Ill-Fated Infatuation Disney 3+
We Kill Monsters #3 Red 5 Comics 12+
Star Trek: Nero #4 IDW 9+
Superduck #9: Great Hopes Disney 3+
Transformers Movie Sequel: The Reign of Starscream #1 (with audio commentary) IDW 9+
The X-Men (1963) #11-#15 Marvel 3+

From EU Playstation Blog

EA Reveal The Boxart For The Sims 3 Ambitions

EA Have revealed the boxart for the upcoming expansion for the Sims 3. The Sims 3 Ambitions is currently set for a June release. You can click the picture to see it bigger.

Funcom Have Released New Screenshots And Artwork For The Secret World

Funcom have released new screenshots and artwork for The Secret World. The Artwork focus on a few characters, Monsters, and locations, whilst the screenshots appear to be in-game and focus on characters fighting Monsters in a couple of different locations. Funcom have also announced that a new trailer for The Secret World is coming out today on Gametrailers.



Sega Announce The First Sonic & Sega All Star Racing DLC Will Be Avatar Items

Sega have announced that the first DLC for Sonic & Sega All Star Racing will be coming to the Xbox 360 and it will be Avatar Items. The Following Avatar items are out now:

Ryo Hazuki Jacket (160pts)
Dr.Eggman Glasses (80pts)
Crabmeat Prop (240pts)
Sonic Car Prop (240pts)
Tails Tornado Prop (240pts)
SEGA T-Shirt (80pts)
Billy Hatcher Helmet (80pts)
Beat Glasses (80pts)
Samba De Amigo Sombrero (80pts)
AiAi T-Shirt (80pts)
AiAi Monkey Ball Prop (240pts)
SEGA helmet (160pts)
Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing Helmet (160pts)
Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racesuit (160pts)
Sonic and SEGA All-Star Racing T-Shirt (80pts)
Sonic and SEGA All-Star Racing Cap (80pts)
Sonic and SEGA All-Star Racing Beanie (80pts)

From Sega USA

Sony Announce Fat Princess Patch1.05 Is Out Today And It Brings 2 New Maps

Sony have announced Patch 1.05 for Fat Princess on the Playstation and announced that the patch is coming out today. As well as bug fixes, this patch also adds 2 new maps to the game. these maps are snow themed and are called Frost Bite and Candy Mountain.

Bug Fixies
* Warrior: Fixed to disallow shield activation when carrying objects, as well as attenuating damage against lava and drowning.
* Ice Mage: Changed level 1 area attack to slow enemies, not freeze them.
* Soccer map: Disabled online score saving for this level (sorry, all, but it was too easy to gain rank).

New Maps Screenshots

From US Playstation Blog

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

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  • 3DS: Sony Say 3D only coming to PS3, 3DS is an interesting move but unsure which consumers its for

  • Its reported that the Ea and Starbreeze game that was cancelled was not Syndicate. instead the Bourne game was cancelled

  • 360: Microsoft says Natal adjusts play space to fit living room size. everyone should be able to play it

  • 360: The 120GB HDD has dropped in price to £80, but this is only whilst stocks last

  • F.E.A.R 3 Appears to be called F.3.A.R after a poster was leaked.

  • PS3: Medal Of Honor lead platform is the PS3 and "maximises what PS3 can do"

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Reveal A New Super Mario Galaxy 2 Logo

  • 360: Bethesda say that a Doom II XBLA Port is still being considered and could still happen

  • PS3: A CV from a former Studio Liverpool employee mentions “Unannounced Wipeout Project”, not Wipeout HD

  • PSP: Analysts predict that Sony will announce a new PSP this spring.

  • PS3: Motorstorm 3 appears to have been seen, someone spotted on their friends list someone playing it

  • PS3: Persona 5 appears to be confirmed after Katsura Hashino says he's working on it. says some changes have been made

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Announce Game Room Is Out Now As Well As 30 Games

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released New Pictures Of The 250 GB HDD For The Xbox 360

  • Todays UK Budget announces Tax Breaks For UK Games Industry. it should create 3.550 Graduate level jobs over 5 years

  • Nintendo say there's still Hollywood interest in making a Mario movie dispute the first movie

  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Battlefield: Bad Company 2

  • 360: Duke Nukem Manhattan Project has been rated in Korea. Expected to Come to XBLA as Microsoft Korea is publisher

  • 360: Cryptic have confirmed that there are no longer any plans to bring Champions Online to the 360

  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released The Third Infinite Space Tutorial Video

  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Dev Diary For Skate 3 Focusing On Skate Create

  • PC: Sports Interactive admit that Football Manager Live has not been "hugely profitable". game has had a reboot today

  • PS3: Tetsuya Nomrua says Kingdom Hearts 3 is in development. Sora is the only hero, Kingdom Hearts 3 not the end

  • PS3: BioDroid Productions announce Replika for the PSN. this is a cyberpunk style Action/Strategy game with 3D support

  • The BBFC have rated Mafia II a 18 in the UK. no cuts have been made to the game.

  • QTE Blog: Sega Release Boxart And A New Trailer For The Nintendo Wii Game, Tournament Of Legends

  • QTE Blog: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announce Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole - The Video...

  • PC: CD Projekt Red announce The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings is coming to PC's in Q1 2011