Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sony Announce A Major PlayTV Update Is Coming In 2010


Sony have announced that a major update for PlayTV is coming towards the end of 2010. Nothing specific about the update was mentioned, but they did drop hints that there will be links with Facebook, enhancements, and new features.

From EU Playstation Blog


2K Games Announce XCOM For The Xbox 360 And PC


2K Games have announced XCOM for the Xbox 360 and PC. This is a re-imagining of the XCOM Series and is being developed at the 2K Marin studios, where BioShock 2 was developed. 2K Games have revealed that the game will be in the first person perspective.

XCOM Puts you in the shoes of an FBI Agent, tasked with identifying and eliminating the threat from an unknown enemy. This re-imagining continues XCOM's High Stake odds, putting you in charge against the unknown threat in combat experiences that'll show ingenuity and the frailty of humans.

Press Release

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Apr 14, 2010 2K Games announced today that XCOM®, the re-imagining of one of gaming’s most storied and beloved franchises, is currently in development at 2K Marin, the studio behind the multi-million unit selling BioShock® 2. Currently in development exclusively for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, XCOM combines the strategic core of the groundbreaking franchise with a suspense-filled narrative and distills it into a tense and unique first-person shooter experience.

“With BioShock 2, the team at 2K Marin proved themselves as masters of first-person, suspenseful storytelling, and with XCOM they will re-imagine and expand the rich lore of this revered franchise,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Players will explore the world of XCOM from an immersive new perspective and experience firsthand the fear and tension of this gripping narrative ride.”

XCOM is the re-imagining of the classic tale of humanity’s struggle against an unknown enemy that puts players directly into the shoes of an FBI agent tasked with identifying and eliminating the growing threat. True to the roots of the franchise, players will be placed in charge of overcoming high-stake odds through risky strategic gambits coupled with heart-stopping combat experiences that pit human ingenuity – and frailty – against a foe beyond comprehension. By setting the game in a first-person perspective, players will be able to feel the tension and fear that comes with combating a faceless enemy that is violently probing and plotting its way into our world.

XCOM is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on XCOM please visit www.XCOM.com.
2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

About 2K Marin
With sister studios in Novato, California and Canberra, Australia, 2K Marin is a 2K development studio focused on creating new IP and expanding proven franchises for 2K Games. Having recently completed the award-winning BioShock® 2, 2K Marin is currently developing XCOM®, a suspenseful first-person shooter where players must do battle against an unknown and faceless enemy that is violently probing and plotting its way into our world.

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™, iPod® touch and iPad. 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 www.take2games.com.

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New Zero Punctuation - Red Steel 2

This weeks Zero Punctuation is on Red Steel 2. can Yahtzee possibly enjoy the game with its improved motion controls, or is this just another Wii game with waggle controls?




Sony Announce Everybody's Tennis Is Coming To The PSP In June

Sony have announced Everybody's Tennis for the PSP. this game currently has a late June 2010 release date. Everybody's Tennis features highly customisable characters, with over 500 items to choose from. The game also features 4 player game sharing multiplayer.

each new area in the games story mode will come with tasks to complete before you are invited on court to play against the areas best players. each court in the game also has its own physics to understand and to choose the best shots on. As you progress, the difficulty increases whilst the competition becomes more unusual. there are even some hidden objects to collect on the courts to help characters progress.

Screenshots




From EU Playstation Blog


Nintendo Announce They Have Won Thier Appeal In The Anascape Suit


Nintendo have announced that they have won the appeal against Anascape. Nintendo had been accused by Anascape of patent infringement. in 2008, the jury found that neither the Wii Remote or Nunchuck controller infringed on the patent, but they did find that the Wii Classic Controller, the WaveBird, and GameCube Controllers infringed on the Patent. Nintendo appealed this decision and have won this appeal.

Anascape had also sued Microsoft for the same thing but Microsoft settled. The reason why Nintendo won its appeal was because Sony's original Dual Shock controller, from the Playstation 1, was found to have existed before Anascape added the specific patents to their designs, which they accused Nintendo And Microsoft of copying.

From Engadget

Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., April 13, 2010 – Today the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that none of Nintendo's video game controllers infringe on a patent asserted by Anascape, Ltd.

Nintendo had been accused by Anascape, Ltd., of infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,906,700. The case was tried before a jury in the Eastern District of Texas in May 2008. The jury found that neither the motion-sensing Wii Remote™ controller, nor the Nunchuk™ controller, infringes on the patent. However, the jury found that the Classic Controller™ for the Wii™ console, and the WaveBird™ and standard controllers for Nintendo GameCube™ did infringe on the patent. Today's decision, however, completely reversed the jury's findings of infringement.

"In 2008, the jury determined that the Wii Remote and Nunchuk did not infringe," said Nintendo of America General Counsel Rick Flamm. "Today the Federal Circuit's ruling confirmed that none of Nintendo's controllers infringe. We appreciate that our position has been vindicated."

For reference, the case is Anascape, Ltd. v. Nintendo of America Inc. and the citation is 2008-1500.

For more information about Nintendo, visit www.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.3 billion video games and more than 558 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pok√©mon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's Web site at www.nintendo.com.

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

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  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/173zph

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/173AQj

  • Mac: Apple have updated the hardware in the 13 inch, 15.4inch, and 17inch MacBook Pro's with Intel Core i5 and i7 + more http://ow.ly/1xQlQ

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Reveal Gears Of War 3 And Announce Its Coming To Europe On 8th April 2010 http://ow.ly/173CFL

  • PSP: ESRB has rated 15 new PSP titles from Sony Computer Entertainment. They are not Mini's, but they are Downloadable http://ow.ly/1xRjY

  • Its rumoured Ninja Theory are working on Devil May Cry 5. http://ow.ly/1xRlf

  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Heavy Rain Has Sold Over 1 Million Units http://ow.ly/173EAy

  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released New Screenshots For Football Manager Handheld 2010 On The iPhone/iPod Touch http://ow.ly/173EAx

  • PS3: Enterbrain, Famitsu Publisher, says over 5 Million PS3's have been sold in Japan. Final Fantasy XIII has sold 1.8M http://ow.ly/1xREu

  • PS3: The God Of War Trilogy is coming out 30th April. Not all shops in UK will sell it. http://ow.ly/1xRH5

  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Tutorial Video For The Wii Version Of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa http://ow.ly/173GuC

  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Announce Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 Has Gone Gold For The PSP http://ow.ly/173GuB

  • GAME have introduced DLC warning stickers for pre-owned games in the UK. they warn DLC bonuses won't be received http://ow.ly/1xRKE

  • A Study has found that 78% of PS3 users have the console online. 73% had 360 online and 54% had Wii online http://ow.ly/1xRNk

  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Gameplay Video For FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa On The iPhone/iPod Touch http://ow.ly/173I59

  • 3DS: Reggie-Fils Aime says the 3DS is Nintendo's “next handheld platform”, it brings stuff to consumers that the DS can't http://ow.ly/1xXyE

  • PS3: Sony are going to Ban players who are cheating in the Warhawk Tournament. http://ow.ly/1xXCv

  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Gameplay Video For The iPad/iPhone Game Skate It http://ow.ly/173KGI

  • QTE Blog: EA Announce Dead Space: Martyr, A Paperback Prequel Coming July 2010 From Tor Books http://ow.ly/173KGH

  • QTE: Nintendo Reveal A New Limited Edition White Nintendo DSi Bundle http://ow.ly/1y00W

  • iPhone: Apple have been granted the Patent for the design of the original iPhone/iPod Touch http://ow.ly/1y0oV

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Announce The Forza 3 Road & Track Car Pack Comes Out Today For 400 MS Points http://ow.ly/173Mgv

  • GAME have revealed they are cutting working hours. stores across the UK will be effected http://ow.ly/1y0uD

  • PSP: Taito have filed a trademark for Dariusburst, hinting that the game may be getting a Western release http://ow.ly/1y0vD

  • PS3: Nathan Fouts has announced that Shoot 1UP is coming to the PSN. http://ow.ly/1y0q9

  • PSP: the next FirstPlay will come with a free PSP Mini's game, Mini D-Cube Planet, this Thursday. http://ow.ly/1y0sz

  • 360: Microsoft announce PopCap Arcade for Japan. this is a disc based release that costs ¥3,990. this has 8 PopCap games http://ow.ly/1y0zc

  • 360: Tomb Raider Legend and Naruto Rise of a Ninja are coming to Games On Demand for $29.99/£19.99 http://ow.ly/1y0AS

  • PSP: its speculated that The ESRB listing for Finger Connection hints that the PSP is getting a touch screen. http://ow.ly/1y0Dt

  • DS: Square Enix have trademarked "The 4 Heroes of Light" in the USA. it was released in Japan last October. http://ow.ly/1y4AE

  • 360: there is a freezing glitch in Splinter Cell Conviction on the second level when connected to Xbox Live http://ow.ly/1y4Cb

  • iPad: Gizmodo have reviewed 90 iPad Apps, there are 36 game App reviews plus other types of apps http://ow.ly/1y5Rv

  • PS3: Zipper Interactive have released high resolution over head maps from MAG http://ow.ly/1y5Ut

  • 360: Gears Of War 3 will have 4 player co-op, you play different squads, set 18 months in future, Lambent big threat http://ow.ly/1y5WW

  • PSP: XSEED say they'll "give [gamers] a lot more reasons to own a PSP soon." http://ow.ly/1y5XZ

  • PS3: Play.com have listed Gran Turismo 5 release date as 24th September http://ow.ly/1y62o