Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sony Have Released A New Kevin Butler Advert For ModNation Racers

Sony have announced that the next Kevin Butler, VP of Inspiration & Perspiration, advert is for ModNation Racers and that it'll be shown in the USA on 28th April during South Parks season finale.

From USA Playstation Blog

Nintendo Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Super Mario Galaxy 2

Nintendo have released a new trailer and screenshots for Super Mario Galaxy 2. the screenshots and trailer show off the new Cloud suit power up, 2 Player Co-op, and Super Mario galaxy 2 version of Super Guide.

The Trailer reveals that the 2nd player does more than just collect stars, the 2nd player, who controls a Luma, is able to interact with object in the environment like grabbing a oxygen bubble whilst under water and giving it to Mario. It also appears that if your having issues with trying to complete a level, a spiritual version of Rosalina can take control and navigate you to the star. The trailer also shows the Cloud Suit in action, revealing that you have 3 small clouds following you which you can use as platforms.


Sony Online Entertainment Announce The New Theme Song For Free Realms Is "It's Your World" By The Dares

Sony Online Entertainment have announced that the new official theme song for Free Realms is "“It’s Your World,” by The Dares. Sony Online Entertainment have released this behinds the scenes video from the filming of the music video for “It’s Your World”, whilst you can head here to view the finished video.

Press Release

WHAT: Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) unveils the official music video for the “It’s Your World,” theme song for free-to-play, family-friendly hit online video game Free Realms™, as recorded by Jive recording artist, The Dares, on today.

The music video, directed by Todd Angkasuwan, stars The Dares, a Southern California pop/rock trio and combines live performance and in-game action to tell the story of two teens who become acquainted in real life after befriending each other as their Free Realms avatars. The video can now be viewed exclusively on at:

SOE handpicked The Dares to record the Free Realms theme song because of the group’s charisma, talent and interest in convergence of their music with the expanding medium of video games. “It’s Your World” was conceived and composed exclusively for Free Realms by Robbie Nevil and Matthew Gerrard.

SOE also produced a behind the scenes video of The Dares video shoot, including commentary from the director and the band members, Ben and Matt Peterson and Martin Lascano.

WHEN: The “It’s Your World” video is now live on at:

For more information about The Dares, visit
For more information about Free Realms, visit

About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, PlanetSide®, and Star Wars Galaxies, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, and Tucson, AZ, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development across various platforms and genres for audiences of all ages.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks and Untold Legends and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

EA Announce The FIFA Interactive World Cup Final Is On 1st May

EA Have announced that the FIFA Interactive World Cup final is on 1st May and is being held at Port Olympic, Barcelona. 775,000 people took part in the worlds biggest virtual football event, before the final 32 players from 22 countries remained to take part in the final in Barcelona. The current champion, Bruce Grannec, and the 2008 champion, Alfonso Ramos, have both made it to the final. The Winner receives $20,000 and an invitation to attend the FIFA World Player Gala 2010 in Zurich.

As well as the FIFA Interactive World Cup Final, spectators will be able to play EA and Playstation games, test their FIFA Beach Soccer skills, and enjoy the DJ Set from Groove Armada's Andy Cato. Admission is free to the public, the interactive areas open at midday whilst the tournament kicks off at 1PM. the final match is scheduled to a 5:30PM start.

Press Release

Guildford, UK., Switzerland, 21 April 2010: With over 775,000 people having taken part, the world’s biggest virtual football event, the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC), is set to reach its dramatic climax at the Grand Final in Port Olympic, Barcelona on 1st May. Following months of heated online competition and qualifying events around the world, just 32 players from 22 countries remain. The finalists will go head-to-head in Barcelona with EA SPORTS™ FIFA 10 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for the title of FIFA Interactive World Champion 2010. Hoping to defend his crown is reigning champion Bruce Grannec from France, who is facing an incredibly strong field including a number of previous Grand Finalists such as FIWC 2008 winner Alfonso Ramos.

Spectators at the Grand Final on 1st May will enjoy an action packed day of football, gaming and top music action in a fantastic party atmosphere. In addition to watching the FIFA Interactive World Cup Grand Final unfold live, they can check out all the latest EA and PlayStation games in the interactive arenas and test their real-life football skills at the FIFA beach soccer clinic with Spain’s beach soccer star Amarelle. There will also be exclusive live DJ set from Groove Armada’s Andy Cato.

The 2010 Grand Final winner will receive a cheque for $20,000 along with an invitation to join the world’s elite football talent at the FIFA World Player Gala 2010 in Zurich to receive their official FIWC champion’s award. The 2010 runner up will receive $5,000 whilst 3rd place will receive $1,000.

“I am delighted to see the huge interest of fans from all over the world in this event, which keeps growing every year”, said FIFA Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer, who will attend the Grand Final in Barcelona. “I enjoyed last year’s final very much and I am looking forward to watching the best interactive players in the world face off once again to be crowned the FIFA Interactive World Champion of 2010”, he added.

“With over 775,000 participants we have set a new record for the FIWC 2010 which will culminate in the exciting Grand Final in Barcelona. This amazing number of gamers highlights the importance of the FIWC for football fans worldwide,” said Jon Rosenblatt, Senior Marketing Director Europe EA SPORTS. “FIFA 10 has proven to be the best football video game ever and it’s great to see so many players from all over the world competing on the PlayStation Network and in the Live Qualifiers to become the FIWC 2010 Champion on May 1st.”

“The FIFA Interactive World Cup continues to go from strength to strength, growing each year at an enormous rate,” said Darren Carter, Vice President, Consumer Marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “To have had over 775,000 participants clearly shows the passion of both the EA SPORTS FIFA 10 and the PlayStation fans. I have no doubt that it is going to be the best final yet and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Barcelona in May.”

Admission to the Grand Final is free to the public.

Interactive Areas open at midday. Gaming Tournament kicks off at 1pm, the final is scheduled for 5:30pm.

To find out more about the FIFA Interactive World Cup and view a list of the 32 Grand Finalists please visit

For images of FIWC 2009 winner Bruce Grannec receiving his award at the FIFA World Player of the Year Gala, please visit:

THQ Have Released A New Tutorial For UFC Undisputed 2010 Focusing On The Games Career Mode

THQ Have released a new video for UFC Undisputed 2010. this video focuses on the games Career Mode, showing and detailing how you can build and develop your character but also how your opponents can learn and adapt to your style.

The video uses in-game footage to show specific points discussed. The Trailer also shows how you can customise your character, from parts of their bodies to the sponsors on their shorts. The Video also talks about how you learn new moves by going to different gyms and how this will build over time. The video also confirms that your created character will start in the WFA and will be moved to the UFC when they are good enough.

Microsoft Reveal Upcoming Titles Coming To Games on Demand

Microsoft have revealed the titles coming to the Games On Demand service this week and next week.

April 20th
Sonic The Hedgehog

Saints Row

Halo 3

April 27th

Shrek The Third

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

Far Cry 2

Press Release

Games on Demand delivers the titles you want 24x7, straight to your Xbox 360. Get your hands on one of the biggest blockbusters in the “Halo” trilogy today, along with pulse-pounding action hits and more in the coming weeks.

Halo® 3 (Microsoft Game Studios)
April 20 | Releasing worldwide
We told you about it in Volume 7 and it’s here today! The epic saga continues with “Halo® 3,” the third chapter in the highly successful and critically acclaimed “Halo” franchise. Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax. A HERO MUST RISE. Will it be you? BELIEVE. This game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

Saints Row (THQ, Inc.)
April 20 | Releasing in limited European countries
Welcome to Stilwater, an open-world city with attitude, a city controlled by rival gangs, a city you are about to invade in “Saints Row.” As a low-level thug in the Third Street Saints, you must do what it takes to get the money and build the power and respect you need to muscle your way to the top. Be careful. Your actions have consequences and around every corner lurks a new threat. Rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

Sonic The Hedgehog™ (SEGA)
April 20 | Releasing in Europe, Australia and New Zealand
When video game icon “Sonic The Hedgehog™” debuted on the SEGA® Genesis in 1991, he shook up the action-platform genre with his signature speed and rebellious attitude. More than 44 million units later, Sonic celebrates his nineteenth anniversary and blazes his way onto Games on Demand for an epic adventure that delivers the most intense sensation of speed experienced to date. Set in the beautiful lagoon city of Soleana, this story follows our hero as he works to save Princess Elyse from the evil Dr. Eggman. Featuring the very first appearance of Silver the Hedgehog, and the return of Shadow; players can follow the adventure from three unique perspectives. This game is rated E10 for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.

Shrek the Third™ (Activision)
April 27 | Releasing worldwide (except Japan)
Play as your favorite characters including Shrek®, Donkey, Puss in Boots, Princess Fiona, Arthur or Sleeping Beauty in “Shrek the Third™.” Experience the adventure through 20 levels from the movie and beyond. Defeat fierce villains, including the huge Ice Dragon and the devious Prince Charming. Play with or against your friends, in fun multiplayer mini-games. That'll do, Donkey. That'll do. Rated E10+ for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB.

Far Cry® 2 (Ubisoft Inc.)
April 27 | Releasing in North America
“Far Cry® 2,” the next-generation first-person shooter from Ubisoft, takes you deep into the most beautiful but also most hostile environments in the world—Africa. A true open-world shooter, every decision you make affects the outcome of the game. Caught between two rival factions in the war-torn country, you are sent to take out "The Jackal," a mysterious character who has rekindled the conflict between the warlords, jeopardizing thousands of lives. In order to fulfill your mission, you must play the factions against each other, identify and exploit their weaknesses, and neutralize their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, wiliness and, of course, brute force. Rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men™ (Eidos, Inc.)
April 27 | Releasing in North America
Enter the violent and chaotic journey of two men—a flawed mercenary and a pill-popping psychopath. This volatile partnership, combined with innovative technologies, allows for an unparalleled gaming experience. The intense shooter experience features single and co-op play, a crew-based combat system where players lead and control the actions of their crews, and a groundbreaking online crime-based multiplayer mode for four to eight players. Rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

Microsoft Reveal The 28th April Game Room Update

Microsoft have revealed the games coming in the 28th April Game Room update are:

Super Breakout (Atari)
Pitfall! (Activision)
Megamania (Activision)
Night Stalker (Mattel Electronics)
Rack ‘Em Up (Konami)
Realsports Volleyball (Atari)
Basketball (Atari)

Press Release

Hot off the heels of Xbox LIVE Arcade Block Party and launch of capstone title “Game Room,” Xbox LIVE delivers seven more original arcade and console classics to add to your retro arcade starting April 28. From “Pitfall!” (Activision) to “Night Stalker” (Mattel Electronics), next week’s line-up marks the start of a steady stream of arcade hits releasing every Wednesday, exclusively for “Game Room” on Xbox LIVE. Check out the titles below and invite your friends to your growing line-up.

· Super Breakout (Atari)
· Pitfall! (Activision)
· Megamania (Activision)
· Night Stalker (Mattel Electronics)
· Rack ‘Em Up (Konami)
· Realsports Volleyball (Atari)
· Basketball (Atari)

New games will release every Wednesday alongside Xbox LIVE Arcade titles, making Xbox LIVE your one-stop-shop for digitally distributed games.

EA Announce Lord of Ultima, A Free Browser Based Strategy Game, Is Out Now

EA have announced that Lord Of Ultima, a free browser based strategy game based on the Ultima universe, is out now. Lord Of Ultima is being developed by Phenomic, a EA Studio.

3 video walkthroughs have been released, giving players some pointers in how to start up a village and examples of how the location of buildings can be important. The second video focuses on defending a city and attacking others, and finally the third video shows how to work with other players and forms alliances. EA have also released some in-game screenshots showing various parts of your city.


Press Release

Guildford, UK – April 20, 2010 – Phenomic™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, announced today Lord of Ultima™, a new browser-based online strategy game is available worldwide for free* starting today. Lord of Ultima immerses players in a brand-new, deeply-rich strategy game set within the Ultima universe. The game introduces innovative social features, such as advanced trading, alliance creation, online chat and community forums, which make for an endlessly entertaining experience.

“Lord of Ultima was designed to ensure that everyone, from strategy newcomers to diehard fans, can make it to the top of the leader board,” said Volker Wertich, Creative Director at Phenomic. "Phenomic is committed to building dynamic communities that delight players as they interact with the game, each other and the legendary world of Ultima.”

To become the Lord of Ultima, players will master the arts of diplomacy and trade, as well as the military activities of spying, plundering, and the takeover of enemy cities. Set in the new world of Caledonia, players start the game as eager conquerors in the early stages of raising an empire, and then move from developing a humble village and evolving it into a prosperous, highly customized capital. Players can flourish as peaceful merchants by trading resources over land or sea and using diplomacy. They can also become feared conquerors, by creating mighty armies of knights and mages to crush enemies.

Lord of Ultima is a free-to-play MTX browser-based game. No download or installation is needed and players do not need to register to play. Lord of Ultima is available in English and German and is playable now by visiting

*Internet Connection Required

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), 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 Mobile TM 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 More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, Phenomic and Ultima are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.

New Zero Punctuation - Just Cause 2

This weeks Zero Punctuation is on Just Cause 2. could a game where you can do nearly anything to anyone appeal to Yahtzee, or is it simply too big for him to take?

EA Have Released New Screenshots For RISK Factions

EA Have released new screenshots for RISK Factions. These screenshots focus on the newly introduced character, Commandant SixFour, revealed in yesterdays Animation Short. There is also a screenshot of the Avatar Item, Commandant SixFour's Head, and a couple of screenshots from Chapter 3 of the animation short released yesterday.


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

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Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

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

  • iPad: Apple clarify iPad 3G+Wifi release, hitting retail on 30th April 5PM as well as early pre-orders

  • QTE Blog: The Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Trailer Has Been Leaked

  • Shigeru Miyamoto admits he'll have to retire, but not any time soon. admits Will Wright has been an influence

  • Wii: Nintendo have released a Room-Moving Wii Accessory Kit. it basically comes with extra cables and sensor bar

  • QTE Blog: The Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Trailer has Been Leaked

  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Have Released A New Trailer For EverQuest II

  • Kevin Conroy, voice of Batman in Arkham Asylum, reveals Batman Arkham Asylum 2 is really dark. Two-Face is in the game

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

  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released Chapter 3 Of A Animated Short Movie For RISK Factions

  • QTE Blog: Capcom Officially Announce Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds For Xbox 360 And Playstation 3

  • PSP: Square have Tweeted that the upcoming shooter, The 3rd Birthday, will exceed expectations. it will be shown shortly

  • PS3: its reported that PSN users are having their accounts hacked via chain e:mails.

  • QTE Blog: Capcom Announce Okamiden Is Coming West In 2011 On The Nintendo DS

  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce The Clasic Controller Pro Is Out Now In The USA For $19.99

  • DS: Nintendo claims that software sales in Europe for the DS have dropped 50% due to piracy, costs them Trillions of Yen

  • 3DS: poll in Japan reveals only 8.8% would buy the 3DS, 55% are interested but won't buy, and 35.3% are not interested

  • QTE Blog: Capcom Announce Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective For The Nintendo DS

  • QTE Blog: Capcom Announce Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes Is Coming To The Wii And Playstation 3

  • 360: The Xbox 360 has sold over 1 Million units in Australia and New Zealand. there are over 525K Xbox Live suscribers

  • Tecmo Bowl Throwback is coming out on XBLA on 28th April. PSN release date not been set yet.

  • The team behind Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker are now working on Peace Walker

  • 3DS: its highly rumoured that the 3DS has a 10th October release in the UK

  • PS3: Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauch admits he'll be angry when Gran Turismo 5 is finished, it won't satisfy him

  • GAME had admitted that the ongoing suspension of Air Travel will delay some mail deliveries.

  • PS2: its been revealed that a Vectorman game was in development for the PS2, but it was canciled

  • 360: Rumoured pics of Natal Dev Kit have been released. Natal needs external power for motor tilt function

  • QTE Blog: Sony Reveal That PixleJunk Monsters Deluxe Will Cost $9.99 When Its Released 27th April In Stores

  • its rumoured that Mr Freeze and Talia al Ghul will be in Batman Arkham Asylum 2