Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sony Reveal The New Pre-Order Characters For ModNation Racers And The New Sackboy Racer

Yesterdays, Sony teased about new pre-order characters coming to ModNation Racers and a mysterious silhouette teasing a new racer. Today, Sony have revealed all. The New pre-order characters are an added bonus for those who Pre-order ModNation Racers. The 4 new characters are called, Woody, Cowboy, Lil Tinker, and Mouse Trap. Sony have announced that its random as to which you get.

Sackboy will come to ModNation Racers, in specially marked cases, as a free download code. this will last until stock runs out, but all those who pre-order the game will get Sackboy.

New Pre-Order Characters


From USA Playstation Blog

Sony Announce New SingStar Features Coming This June

Sony have announced new features coming in the June SingStar update. SingStar Remote allows players to connect a PSP to the SingStar game, whilst its running, and create a playlist of up to 20 songs, from a carousel of songs. the playlist can also be edited whilst people are singing.

Another new feature is the enhanced gameplay that will give the player feedback when trying to use extra style in your natural vibrato.

Sony have also announced that SingStar Clubs will be expanded to up to 1,000 members and you will be able to join up to 5 clubs. The SingStore is getting some minor updates, you will be able to view a users video gallery from a song in SingStore.

From EU Playstation Blog

PopCap Announce The "Show Your Bejeweled Love" Contenst Begins Today

In Continuing the 10 year celebration of Bejeweled, PopCap have announced the "Show Your Bejeweled Love" Contest has begun. This contents, which is open to residents of the US, Canada (except Quebec) and the UK, and only requires fans of Bejeweled to submit a 2 minute long video of themselves illustrating or describing their affinity for Bejeweled. $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to the top 10 entries, including a limited edition notebook and two iPads.

Press Release

SEATTLE, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, maker of some of the world's most popular video games, today announced the inception of its "Show Your Bejeweled®Love" contest as part of the company's celebration of the 10th anniversary of its flagship franchise. The contest begins today and ends May 26th, 2010 and is open to residents of the US, Canada (except Quebec) and the UK.

Participants must submit a YouTube video illustrating or describing their affinity for Bejeweled in two minutes or less. From the weird and wacky to the fun and fanatical, all sorts of submissions are welcome. US$5,000 in prizes will be awarded to the top 10 entries, including a limited edition notebook PC and two iPads, each with custom-designed, "Bejeweled 10th Anniversary" engravings.
"More than half a billion people worldwide have played Bejeweled over the past decade, which still blows our minds," said Jason Kapalka, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at PopCap and co-creator of Bejeweled. "Their enthusiasm for the game is unquestioned, and we thought it would be fun to reward that incredible devotion in some way."

Members of PopCap's art and game design teams will comprise the judging committee. Judging will occur throughout the contest period and will be based on three equally weighted criteria: enthusiasm, presentation and knowledge of Bejeweled. Top entries will be posted on the site throughout the duration of the contest. Complete contest rules and the official submission form can be found at www.bejeweled.com/

About PopCap
PopCap Games (www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of fun, easy-to-learn, captivating video games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 260 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled, has sold more than 50 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap's games are played on the Web, social platforms, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone, iPad and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only "casual games" developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including social, Web portals, retail stores, mobile phones, MP3 players, and game devices.

The PopCap logo and all other trademarks used herein that are listed at www.popcap.com/trademarks are owned by PopCap Games, Inc. or its licensors and may be registered in some countries. Other company and product names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners and are used for the benefit of those owners.

Sony Announce Championship Manager 2010 is Coming Out 29th April On Playstation Mini's

Sony have revealed that the Playstation Mini's version of Championship Manager 2010 is coming out on 29th April for £4.99/€5.99. The new screenshots also reveal that the game will have real team and player names. A new trailer has also been released revealing more screenshots from the game, but the release date on the trailer is wrong.

You can click on the screenshots to see them bigger

From EU Playstation Blog

Sony Online Entertainment Announce Maljaran Frontier, The 13th Expansion For PoxNora

Sony Online Entertainment have announced that Maljaran Frontier, the 13th expansion for PoxNora, is out for both the PC and Facebook game. All PoxNora players will get access to 3 of the 8 campaigns in this expansion for free.

Maljaran Frontier Features:
• New Runes: Utilize 78 new runes, including new champions, spells, equipment and relics
• New Single Player Campaign: An all-new campaign with eight missions
• New Races: Leoss, Kanen, The Stitched and Tortun races break traditional boundaries and can ally with more than one faction
• New Player Avatars: Player Avatars will now be able to reach a level of 50, providing new looks and abilities
• Disconnect Protection: Players will no longer be kicked out of a game if they are disconnected from the server. Disconnect Protection allows players a fixed window of time to reconnect to their current game.

Character Art

Press Release

WHAT: Find adventure on the mystical island of Maljara in the 13th PoxNora expansion, Maljaran Frontier. Available to players at PoxNora.com and through the PoxNora Facebook application, Maljaran Frontier is PoxNora’s largest and most exciting campaign ever.

All players will receive complimentary access to three of the eight new campaigns. These campaigns will automatically be displayed in the campaign lobby, while the remaining five will be available for purchase in the PoxNora marketplace.

FEATURES: All new runes and abilities heighten the war between factions as it expands to a new jungle island where new races join the battle for power. A new map and soundtrack bring the battle to the Shores of Maljara, which includes the tragic death of one of PoxNora’s heroes.

Maljaran Frontier Features:
• New Runes: Utilize 78 new runes, including new champions, spells, equipment and relics
• New Single Player Campaign: An all-new campaign with eight missions
• New Races: Leoss, Kanen, The Stitched and Tortun races break traditional boundaries and can ally with more than one faction
• New Player Avatars: Player Avatars will now be able to reach a level of 50, providing new looks and abilities
• Disconnect Protection: Players will no longer be kicked out of a game if they are disconnected from the server. Disconnect Protection allows players a fixed window of time to reconnect to their current game.

WHEN: Maljaran Frontier is now available. Players can access PoxNora at www.PoxNora.com or through the Facebook application at http://apps.facebook.com/poxnora

For more information, visit www.PoxNora.com.

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, PlanetSide, and Legends of Norrath are registered trademarks and Untold Legends are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Sega Announce Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack For The Nintendo Wii

Sega have announced Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack for the Nintendo Wii. Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns are machinegun shooter adventure games that have been adapted from the original arcade machine games to make use of the Nintendo Wii controller, and Wii Zapper. Some new features have also been added to the game, including a new Chain Combo System, ans a unlockable weapon toggle that helps unlock hidden extras. The Trailer Sega have released shows in-game footage from both games, and the screenshots are from both games and also show in-game footage.

Gunblade NY Screenshots

LA Machineguns Screenshots

Press Release

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (27th April, 2010) -- SEGA® Europe Ltd., and SEGA® of America, Inc., today announced Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack™, a double pack of fast-paced machinegun shooter adventures exclusively for the home video game system Wii™. Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack will be in stores late this year.

Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns has been adapted from the original arcade machine games to make full use of the Wii™ controller. Whilst interacting and shooting on the streets of New York and Los Angeles the Wii Zapper™ compatibility provides even more immersion for the players. Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack also contains new features such as the Chain Combo System which enables even higher scores, and the Unlockable Weapon Toggle which uses game ranking to unlock hidden extras such as wide shot, rapid fire and heavy shot.

True to the original arcade games, Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns for Wii™ is set in the airspace above some of the United States’ most well-known locations. Players will be able to combat android invaders in New York City with their Gunblade helicopter gunship or take their flying gunship to battle a new force of android enemies in some of America’s most well known locales such as Los Angeles, Alcatraz, Yosemite and Las Vegas.

Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade will be releasing for the home video game system Wii™ in Summer 2010.

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distributor arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. The SEGA Europe Web Site is located at www.sega-europe.com.

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American Publishing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com .

Trademarks are property of their respective owners. Wii is a trademark of Nintendo.

Sega Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Iron Man 2

Sega have released new screenshots and a trailer for Iron Man 2. the new trailer appears to be from a couple of in-game cutscenes and the video shows Iron Man and War Machine interacting and fighting together, and Nick Fury talking to Iron Man about the new S.H.I.E.L.D Headquarters. All the new screenshots are in-game and show Iron Man or War Machine fighting various types of enemies.

360/PS3 Screenshots

Wii Screenshots

DS Screenshots

Sony Have Released A New Playstation Move Dev Diary For Brunswick Pro Bowling

Sony have released a new developer diary with FarSight Studios and their upcoming game, Brunswick Pro Bowling. In this video, the developers discuss the benefits of using the Playstation Move for their game in comparison to other technologies, namely the system Natal uses, and how the Move is able to make the bowling game more realistic with the way it detects the slight movements of the arm. there is new in-game footage shown as well as videos of the developers playing the game. FarSight also reveal that Sony approached them last year at last years E3 to show them the Playstation Move.

From USA Playstation Blog

EA Announce The Sims 3 Is Coming To The PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, And DS This Fall

EA Have announced that they are brininig The Sims 3 to the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS this fall. EA Have also revealed that each of the versions that is coming to the platforms have been designed to offer an Sims experience that best takes advantage of the hardware.

The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will come with the exchange system, where players can upload/download designs and creations, as well as sharing rewards and achievements/trophies on Facebook. The Nintendo Wii version comes with a all new beach town with unique residents as well as a Life Moments system that pits friends against each other to earn rewards. The Nintendo DS version allows players to use the stylus to build homes and Sims by hand. The DS version also comes with a Story Mode that takes a Sim through its life, and where new landmarks, buildings, and additional items can be unlocked.


Press Release

Guildford, UK., April 27, 2010 – The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the critically-acclaimed The Sims™ 3 is in development for the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the Wii™ and Nintendo DS™, and will be available this fall. Millions embraced the launch of The Sims 3 on the PC/Mac last summer making it the biggest PC launch in EA’s history and going on to become the #1 best-selling PC title in 2009*. The groundbreaking The Sims franchise has continued to gain momentum, remaining a worldwide cultural touchstone for its enormous and growing fan base.

“We’re bringing players the best console and handheld game for The Sims franchise to date and are excited to offer a unique experience for all types of gamers on their platform of choice,” explained Sam Player, Executive Producer at EA. “Building on the unique traits system, living open neighborhood, lifetime wishes, and endless customization options, we’ve tailored each platform of The Sims 3 with exclusive features to allow for even more control, creativity, and connectivity.”

In The Sims 3 for console and handheld, players will be able to create Sims with unique personalities, fulfill their desires…or not, and control their lives within a living neighborhood. Additionally, all-new features make it easier than ever to mess with life as players can unlock the ultimate “Karma Powers” for instant control and unleash them on their Sims. Players can help their Sim “get lucky,” bless them with “instant beauty” or be deviant and curse them with an “epic fail.” But players should use these powers wisely—they may have unexpected results and karma may come back to bite.

Rich, immersive gameplay is complimented with a seamlessly integrated exchange system on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms where gamers will be more connected than ever before as they design, build, and share their creations and download content from other players around the world without ever leaving the game.** Facing short and long term challenges, players will reap rewards and trophies and can even share achievements with friends by connecting to Facebook**.

Exclusive to the Wii version, players will be able to enjoy an all-new beach town with unique residents, traits, careers and lifetime wishes. For the first time ever, players can enjoy The Sims 3 with friends by going head to head in the new “Life Moments” game to earn rewards. Finally, players will also enjoy several adventure quests, as the game will challenge them to explore their town and discover the secrets therein.

Never before seen on Nintendo DS, players can use the stylus to build their Sims’ homes with tools, draw walls and floors, and customize virtually everything from d├ęcor objects, textures, and more. Players will use the stylus to sculpt their Sims’ facial features, choose hair styles and clothing, and dictate personalities in the most robust Create a Sim yet for a handheld game. In “Story Mode,” players will control multiple Sims within a family and enjoy life’s special moments. For the first time ever on the Nintendo DS, players can enjoy a complete life simulation as they guide their Sims through completing challenges to unlock additional items, new buildings and landmarks, and more.

“The Sims series continues to be one of the most successful videogames of all time by providing universally appealing content and focusing on the player’s imagination, emergent gameplay mechanics, and the innate humor evident in the virtual world of The Sims,” said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio. “We’re building on this foundation and applying new features that will make for a robust, deep and rewarding gameplay experience. I’m extremely proud of the game that the team is making and can’t wait to bring these exciting new features like “Karma Powers” to life and get them into players’ hands.”

The Sims 3 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo DS is developed by The Sims Studio and has not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information about The Sims 3, please go to www.TheSims3.com. The Sims 3 is also available for PC, Mac, iPhone®, iPod touch® and mobile devices. To download artwork, please visit www.info.ea.com.
In North America and Europe according to NPD data, Chart-track UK, Gfk France, Gfk Spain, Gfk-MCC Germany and EA internal estimate.
** INTERNET CONNECTION, EA Online Account, and registration with single-use serial code enclosed with new, full retail purchase of The Sims 3 for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 required. PlayStation®Network/Xbox LIVE® account required and separate fees may apply. Some features subject to availability through PlayStation Network and/or Xbox LIVE. Registration is limited to one EA Account per serial code and is non-transferable once used. You must be 13+ to register. EA Online Terms & Conditions found atwww.ea.com.

About The Sims
The Sims™, the groundbreaking franchise that allows players to create and live a virtual, simulated life on a computer, celebrates its ten year anniversary in 2010 with an impressive more than 125 million units sold since its launch in February 2000. Now translated into 22 different languages and available in 60 different countries, The Sims has quickly become a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. Since its June 2009 launch, The Sims 3 has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide to date and was the #1 best-selling PC title for 2009 in North America and Europe. Fan intensity is evidenced through the 140 million downloads of player created content including: Sims, houses, stories and more. The Sims 3 community site,www.thesims3.com, welcomes up to four million unique visitors monthly, handles 300 content downloads every minute and more than 2 million uploads have been made to date, including 20 movies each hour. The Sims 3 YouTube Channel is within the top 10 most viewed sponsored channels of all time with more than 28 million video views. Visit The Sims 3 official website to see what the players are creating at www.TheSims3.com or the official YouTube Channel for The Sims athttp://www.youtube.com/user/TheSims.

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 The Sims are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. Mac, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/17b4YJ

  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ow.ly/17b6v7

  • PS3: New Slim models spotted with 40-nm RSX Graphics chips, 15% decrease power consumption, cheaper to build http://ow.ly/1D6yE

  • 360: its rumoured a Xbox 360 Slim is going to be revealed at E3, will be black, and Natal console bundles http://ow.ly/1D6B7

  • PC: Lorne Lanning confirms that the latest Oddworld is in hold and shelved. old OddWorld games coming to Steam. http://ow.ly/1D6FT

  • 360: A Screenshot has been found showing Jet Set Radio as a XBLA Demo http://ow.ly/1D6KU

  • UK Game Charts Splinter Cell: Conviction, Just Dance, GTAIV: Episodes From Liberty City, Wii Fit Plus, Monster Hunter Tri http://ow.ly/1D6Rd .

  • Its rumoured that Take Two have said no to a Manhunt sequel. http://ow.ly/1D74a

  • Test Drive Unlimited 2 info, houses explored on foot, rain cleans cars, variable weather, 2 islands + more http://ow.ly/1D75K

  • Bookmakers, Paddy Power, have announced they will open bets on videogame events, starting with Street Fighter IV http://ow.ly/1D77z

  • its thought that the Grand Theft Auto IV DLC was only exclusive to the Xbox 360 for 12 months http://ow.ly/1DfW4

  • QTE Blog: Codemasters Have Released New Screenshots And A Dev Dairy For F1 2010 http://ow.ly/17bhTv

  • 360:Microsoft release details regarding Natal Software testing. must hit Security,integrity, Consistency,Policy standards http://ow.ly/1Dg46

  • Square Enix reveals Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dragon Quest: Monsters, coming out this year http://ow.ly/1Dg8l

  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Announce “Birth of a Spartan,” A live Action Advert Coming 27th April http://ow.ly/17bjuB

  • QTE Blog: Sony Reval Iron Man 2 Is Coming To Home On Thursday And Gives Players Chance To Win Iron Man Suit http://ow.ly/17bjuA

  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ow.ly/17blyq

  • PS3: Some Dragon Age Origins players are reporting issues since they updated their PS3's to firmware 3.30 http://ow.ly/1DlBl

  • Naughty Bear pre-order is a "Slasher Bear" costume, its a kocky mask, big knife and jumpsuit http://ow.ly/1DlJU

  • Super Street Fighter IV Review scores have gone live with many near perfects http://ow.ly/1DlL5

  • 360: US Court rejects Microsoft Motion to dismiss Datal's antitrust lawsuit . 5 out of 6 allegations will be judged http://ow.ly/1DlOq

  • QTE Blog: Suker Punch Create inFamous's Empire City In ModNation Racers And Sony Announce New Pre-Order Bonuses http://ow.ly/17bpvf