Sunday, May 9, 2010

QTE Tweets Of The Week

Here are this weeks most clicked tweets from the QTE Gamers News In Brief. Like last week, many of these stories had the same amount of hits. Two interesting, or strange, inclusions in this weeks top 10 are 3 and 1. both of these are fairly old stories that got a lot of attention in one day. There was a few re-tweets from followers of QTE Gamers, but the one that got the most traction was the story at 2 which initially got re-tweeted by @randy_wrecked.

10 QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 05/05/2010

9 Bethesda's Pete Hines says Doom 4 will "show the world id's true potential" when its released.

8 iPad: out 28th May16 in UK WiFi £429 32GB WiFi £499 64GB WiFi £599 16GB WiFi+3G £529 32GB WiFi+3G £599 64GB WiFi+3G £699

7 360: 8 page Gears Of War 3 feature from Russian mag leaked, art + more Translation here, big spoilers!

6 Activison reveal Bungie will have 200 hundred people, they are funding Bungies new game, its unlike anything else

5 iPhone: Apple have been granted the design patent for the iPhone 3G and 3GS

4 360: Microsofts Natal E3 press conference will not be live streamed. Microsoft are banning all technology from the show

3 Its rumoured that Silent HIll Shattered Memories may have been delayed a month after retailers change its release date.

2 Its reported Sony have approached director, David O. Russell, to direct the Uncharted movie. Summer 2011 release + more

1 PS3: kotaku has pictures of the Final Fantasy XIII PS3 and the Box

What Have You Played This Week?

Managed to play a lot more this week. I even got back the game that killed my old PlayStation 3, for those who are new my launch PlayStation 3 died when I tried to play IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. This is a rented game which also means i've not played much recently as i've been waiting to get it back from Sony. It got to me when Sony said it would, and I'm determined to finish it quickly as my rent games list on Swapgame just keeps getting longer.

Football Manager 10 – PC – well finished 2nd in my second season in the premiership. Again my team is getting stronger, but with Annan its taking time as I still can't offer high wages, but thankfully a new stadium and improved training/youth stuff is making it a bit easier.

Uncharted 2– PS3 – I only played the online part of the game. Its plenty of fun, and the maps have soo much to offer. Thankfully there are loads of people playing the game, but I have come across a few with dodgy connections and in some games people just seemed to be dropped.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey – PS3 – Yep, I got the game back that killed my last PlayStation 3. I got much further this time, getting through the tutorial fine. Graphically its fairly impressive and it makes great use of vibration in the Dual Shock 3. there appears to be no one playing it online, so i've focused on the single player stuff. The campaign is straightforward, complete tasks to continue and unlock sutff. Ai for the most part is decent in campaign, but there are times when the Ai is either too good or not good enough. It's fun to play and educational, for those unfamiliar with air warfare in World War II. It'll take a while to complete, but the trophies are unlocking regularly and the unlocked stuff in game has some incentive to continue.

Halo Reach – Beta – Xbox 360 – I played a fair bit of the Beta, playing slayer matches, and ultimately it feels a lot like Halo. Some of the control changes took an age to get used to, like using the RB to melee and not B, but ultimately it does control well. Graphically there is a noticeable improvement, but not perhaps as big as an improvement as it needs, especially when you compare it to games like Killzone 2. the new loadouts do make it interesting, but only when you get used to using them. I use the jet pack a lot to shoot from above and land on top of them where I melee the opponent. This usually kills them. Others are using the cloak great in sniping positions. The defensive one is pretty hit and miss I find with people either using it or coming across someone using it. I have no idea what its like to talk to people with this game. Like most online games, I do not use a headset...especially on the 360, but from what people are saying on podcasts and such...ot certainly doesn't sound like things have improved.

Bookworm Adventures – PC – my parents had a cleanup and found this game. I had played Bookworm a long time ago and thought i'd give it a try. I think this is a brilliant game. It is shown up by its age, in terms of graphics, but the gameplay is simply addictive and fun. Its a great RPG and you can see how games like this spawned bigger games like Puzzle Quest.

what have you been playing this week? feel free to add your weeks gaming selection in the comments, or you can comment on the game i played this week.

Silhouettes of the Starting Pokémon From Pokémon Black And Pokémon White Have Been Released

Pokémon Sunday, a TV show in Japan, have revealed silhouettes of the Starting Pokémon from the Pokémon Black and Pokémon White Videogames and TV Series. The full reveal of these starters will come in both the CoroCoro magazine, which is expected to leak during the week, and next Sundays Pokémon Sunday. I Speculate that the pokemon types will be, from left to right, Grass, Fire, Water. You can click on the picture to see it bigger.

From Pokébeach