Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Zero Punctuation - Alan Wake

This weeks Zero punctuation is on Alan Wake. Can Yahtzee, a fan of psychological thrillers like Silent Hill, possibly get scared...or will he be as disinterested in the game as he is with Stephen King Novels?

This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's USA Playstation Blog have revealed the comics coming out today in the Digital Comic Store. They remind people that the Prince of Persia – The Sands of Time Graphic Novel, which is out today, comes in at 160MB as its 70 pages long.

2000AD Prog # 1682
Atomic Robo Vol.3 # 4
Beyond # 2
Criminal (2006) # 8
Criminal (2006) # 9
Devi # 2
Donald Duck and the Contact Savingitis
Donald Duckling and the Assisted Courtship
Eat the Dead # 2
Hope Falls # 1
Kong: King of Skull Island # 5
Powers (2000) # 7
Powers (2000) # 8
Prince of Persia – The Sands of Time # 1
Ramayan 3392 AD # 2
The Sadhu # 2
Serpent Wars # 4
Snakewoman # 2
Virulents # 2
Walk-In # 2
X-Mickey # 13
Zombie Broadway # 2

Atari Announce They Are Bringing Blade Kitten To The Xbox 360, Playstation 3, And PC This September

Atari have announced that they are brining Blade Kitten to the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC's this September. Krome Studios had originally announced they were brining Blade Kitten exclusively to the Playstation 3, but it now appears they were unable to do so and now Atari is going to publish the game on multiple platforms. Because of this move to multiplatforms, Blade Kittens original release date of spring has been moved back to September.

Blade Kitten is based on the comic book series created by Steve Stamatiadis. the game will still have 19 levels, but it is unclear if the game will still be the 2 part mini series that it originally was going to be. i imagine this will be cleared up nearer the games release. The trailer i have included is from the PS3 version of the game, when it was announced as a PS3 exclusive.

Press Release

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Atari, Inc., one of the world's most recognized videogame publishers, announced today that they have acquired the rights to publish Blade Kitten, the videogame based on the comic book series by creator Steve Stamatiadis. Developer Krome Studios brings bounty hunter Kit Ballard to digital life with Blade Kitten which Atari will release this September for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and Windows PC Download at

"Bringing the anime-inspired universe of Blade Kitten to life via Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation®Network and PC Download is sure to resonate with gamers," says Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari, Inc. "With high-quality, colorful arcade action, which translates incredibly from comic book to videogame and a new spin on side-scrolling non-stop action to an already rabid platforming fan base of gamers on XBLA and PSN, we are looking forward to a successful launch."

Blade Kitten marks the latest creation by Mr. Stamatiadis, who is also the force behind the multi-million selling TY the Tasmanian Tiger series. In Blade Kitten, a prequel to the comics set three years prior, players are invited into the world of Hollow Wish where they take on the role of Kit Ballard, one of the best bounty hunters in the business. With her pink hair and tail, Kit is part cat, part girl - and fully lethal. As one of the last of her species, Kit commands her unique "Darque Blade" hovering sword to defeat enemies. Also along for the ride is Skiffy, Kit's laid-back sidekick who lends a hand in collecting items, solving puzzles, and when needed, serves as Kit's protector.

Blade Kitten goes beyond most downloadable titles to deliver a strong narrative, with high-quality cinematics, and a colorful, frenetic visual style, that lends to the pick-up-and-play arcade action. Players will jump right in and easily begin exploring and fighting their way through 19 levels, including three exploration levels with Noot (a rideable alien mount). Blade Kitten also features straight forward gameplay mechanics, intuitive "scramble style" exploration, fully voiced dialogue, dramatic narrative and powerful visual direction.

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Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment for interactive game platforms that include PC, online, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone). Divisions of Atari, SA include Cryptic Studios, Eden Studios, Atari Interactive, Inc. and Atari, Inc.

Atari benefits from its global brand and an extensive catalogue of popular games based on classic game franchises (Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Lunar Lander®), original owned franchises (Test Drive®, Backyard Sports™, Deer Hunter®), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online, Champions Online) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters®, Project Runway™, Rollercoaster Tycoon®, Dungeons and Dragons®).

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About Krome Studios
Headquartered in Brisbane, with offices in Melbourne and Adelaide, Krome Studios is Australia's largest video game developer and a leading independent developer of video games worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company has developed 19 games comprising of 95 SKUs for video game systems and personal computers. Krome's multi-million selling titles (licensed and original game properties, including the hit TY the Tasmanian Tiger™ ) are powered by the company's proprietary "Merkury" engine technology, ensuring its cutting edge games are developed on schedule, and on budget. More information about Krome can be found on the internet at

Blade Kitten and Krome Studios are trademarks of Krome Studios PTY, Ltd.

SOURCE Atari, Inc.

Konami Have Released New Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Screenshots Starring Lionel Messi

Konami have released new screenshots for Pro Evolution Soccer 2011. these screenshots focus on Lionel Messi and show him, frame by frame, either feinting or dribbling. the screenshots that have been released show Konami have reduced the games HUD and moved the shot/pass power bar to just in front of the player that has the ball.


Messi Feinting

Messi Dribbling

EA Have Released A New Trailer For Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt1 Videogame

Following yesterdays announcement that EA are working on 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows videogames that follow the upcoming 2 movies, EA have released the debut trailer for Part 1, the first videogame based on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This trailer shows Harry and other wizards fighting against many different enemies in the air and on the ground.

Rare Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary And Reveal New Logo

Rare have announced that in celebrating their 25th Anniversary in the games industry, they will bring a new look to the brand. as well as a new logo, Rare will also relaunch their website with a new design. 

Announcing Rare’s new look, Head of Studio Mark Betteridge said: “Both Rare and the games industry have seen massive changes over the past 25 years, and right now it feels as if both we and the industry are continuing to evolve at an ever-increasing pace. With this landmark anniversary coming up, and knowing that we have a really exciting future ahead, we felt now was the time to have a new image more in keeping with an innovative and creative entertainment company which aspires to be around for at least the next 25 years!”

Rare Logo's

Press Release

LONDON – 2 June 2010 - British developer Rare is to celebrate its 25th anniversary in the games industry this summer. Such a landmark provides a natural opportunity to reminisce over what has been a hugely impressive presence throughout that period, and to prepare for an equally influential future with a brand new look.

Throughout Rare’s lifespan, the world of videogames has morphed from the cottage activity of the ’80s into a thriving and vibrant entertainment industry, easily as significant as music and films in today’s market. Rare is extremely proud to have been at the forefront of this metamorphosis.

Now, as the company focuses its vision on an even more exhilarating future, the timing is perfect to introduce a distinctive new look. So Rare is thrilled to unveil its new identity, encompassing a brand new logo and branding soon to be extended to a full website relaunch at

The new logo is both modern and classic, adjectives that could be applied equally well to Rare itself.

Announcing Rare’s new look, Head of Studio Mark Betteridge said: “Both Rare and the games industry have seen massive changes over the past 25 years, and right now it feels as if both we and the industry are continuing to evolve at an ever-increasing pace. With this landmark anniversary coming up, and knowing that we have a really exciting future ahead, we felt now was the time to have a new image more in keeping with an innovative and creative entertainment company which aspires to be around for at least the next 25 years!”

UK PSN Update 02/06/2010

Special Offers
PS3: Wakeboarding HD [£6.29]
PS3: Magic Orbz – Booster Pack [£1.19]
PS3: Magic Orbz – Winter Pack [£1.19]
PS3: Magic Orbz – Bundle Pack [£5.19]
PS3: Numblast [£2.39]
PSP: Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign [£3.99]
PSP: Echochrome Mico [£3.99]
PSP: Numblast [£2.39]
PSP: Little Big Planet – The Gardens Theme Pack [£1.19]
PSP: Little Big Planet – The Sack That Time Forgot Level Pack [£1.19]
Minis: Fortix [£2.49]

Permanent Price Reductions
PS3: Soldner-X: Himmelsturmer was – £7.99 now – £6.29
PSP: Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier was – £24.99 now – £14.99
PSP: Resistance Retribution was – £24.99 now – £14.99
PSP: LocoRoco 2 was – £19.99 now – £14.99
PSP: MotorStorm: Arctic Edge was – £24.99 now – £14.99
PSP: Gran Turismo was – £24.99 now – £14.99

PS3 Games
FirstPlay Episode 009 [£0.99]
FirstPlay 90 Day Subscription [£8.99]
Death Track: Resurrection [£11.99]
Planet Minigolf [£6.29]
Dead To Rights Retribution – GAC pack [£3.99]
Lost Planet 2 – Map Pack 2 [£3.99]
Way Of The Samurai 3 – Weapons Pack [Free]
Hyperballoid HD – Original World Map Pack [£1.59]
Hustle Kings – Snooker Pack [£2.39]
Shatter – Soundtrack [£3.99]

Planet Minigolf
Green Day: Rockband

Guitar Hero 5
Stone Temple Pilots Track Pack [£4.39]
“Between The Lines” by Stone Temple Pilots [£1.59]
“Plush” by Stone Temple Pilots [£1.59]
“Sex Type Thing” by Stone Temple Pilots [£1.59]

Rock Band
Spoon Pack 1 [£3.49]
“Don't You Evah” by Spoon [£0.99]
“Got Nuffin” by Spoon [£0.99]
“I Turn My Camera On” by Spoon [£0.99]
“Trouble Comes Running” by Spoon [£0.99]
“Alive” by P.O.D. [£0.99]
British Steel 30th Anniversary Album [£7.49]

Rock Band Network Latest
“Disengage” by Suicide Silence [£0.99]
“Forever In Your Hands” by All That Remains [£0.99]
“Get The Hell out Of Here” by Steve Vai [£0.99]
“The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)” by Flight Of The Conchords [£0.99]
“The Future Soon” by Jonathan Coulton [£0.99]

DJ Hero

Karaoke Revolution

Blacklight: Tango Down – Teaser Trailer
Blacklight: Tango Down – Madness Of War Trailer
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Trailer
Pure Football – Announcement Trailer

Söldner X-2: Final Prototype Wallpaper 5

3D Dot Heroes [Free]
The Dark Knight: Batman Theme [£1.79]
The Dark Knight: Harvey Dent Theme [£1.79]

Dynamic Theme

PSN ID Avatars
Söldner X-2: Final Prototype - Söldner X [£0.45]
Söldner X-2: Final Prototype – Avatar Bundle [£1.19]

PS1 Classic
Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus [£3.99]
Disney Pixar Toy Story 2 [£5.19]

Xyanide: Resurrection [£7.99]
Block Cascade Fusion [£2.39]
What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? [£11.99]

Snake Warriors: Training [£3.49]
Numba [£1.24]
Tehra Dar Warrior [£3.99]
History: Egypt Engineering An Empire [£3.99]




This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's EU Playstation Blog has revealed the Digital Comics coming out today on the PSP Comic Store. they do warn that the Prince of Persia – The Sands of Time Graphic Novel does come in at 160MB.

* 2000AD Prog #1682 2000AD 18+
* Atomic Robo Vol.3: Shadow From Beyond Time #4 Red 5 Comics 9+
* Beyond #2 Liquid Comics 17+
* Criminal (2006) #8: Lawless #3 Icon 18+
* Criminal (2006) #9: Lawless #4 Icon 18+
* Devi #2 Liquid Comics 12+
* Donald Duck and the Contact Savingitis Disney 3+
* Donald Duckling and the Assisted Courtship Disney 3+
* Eat The Dead #2 Liquid Comics 17+
* Hope Falls #1 Markosia 17+
* Kong: King of Skull Island #5 Markosia 12+
* Powers (2000) #7 & #8 Icon 18+
* Prince of Persia – The Sands of Time Disney 3+
* Ramayan 3392 AD #2 Liquid Comics 12+
* Serpent Wars #4 Markosia 12+
* Snakewoman #2 Liquid Comics 17+
* Virulents #2 Liquid Comics 17+
* Walk-In #2 Liquid Comics 17+
* X-Mickey #13: Krimold’s Hearth Disney 3+
* Zombie Broadway #2 Liquid Comics 17+

From EU Playstation Blog

EA Announce NBA Elite 11 For The Playstation 3 And Xbox 360

EA Have announced that the NBA Live series is now called NBA Elite. The first game with the NBA Elite moniker is NBA Elite 11 and it is coming to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 this October. the new Control scheme and physics are just part of the evolution of the NBA Live series to NBA Elite.

The Hands-On Control scheme brings 1 to 1 responsiveness of a players movement and actions on court, whereas before the game would have predetermined animations, and it applies to everything within a players offensive and defensive arsenal. the new real time physics now means each player on the court can move independently of each other. the shooting system has also been overhauled, meaning the players location on court and user input have a great impact on shooting.

Press Release

GUILDFORD, UK., Calif. – 2nd June, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today that NBA ELITE will be the new moniker of the long running EA SPORTSTM NBA videogame franchise. NBA ELITE 11 will revolutionize the way basketball simulation games are played, with an all-new technology base, a new control scheme and a real-time physics system. Currently in development for the PLAYSTATION®3 and the XBOXTM 360, NBA ELITE 11 will be available in retail stores this October.

“We plan to profoundly evolve the interactive basketball experience in a way that the category has not seen for a decade,” says Peter Moore, President, EA SPORTS. “In NBA ELITE 11, we’ll introduce a gameplay experience that gives fans the control on the court that they have been begging for in a basketball game for years.”

Using the design principles from some of EA SPORTS top rated franchises, NBA ELITE 11 introduces several significant gameplay changes that center around user control. The new ‘Hands-On Control’ scheme allows for one-to-one responsiveness of a player’s movement and actions on the court, as opposed to traditional predetermined animations that require users to wait while a scenario played out before making the next move. Hands-on Control applies to everything within a player’s offensive and defensive arsenal, including: dribble moves, dunks, drives to the basket, fadeaways, mid-air adjustments, blocks, steals and more.

The new real-time physics system in NBA ELITE 11 allows each player on the court to move independently of one another, removing the two-man interactions that have long taken the user control out of basketball simulation videogames. In addition, a new skill-based shooting system requires accurate user input, based on a player’s position on the court, versus the randomly generated dice rolls that have driven shooting in basketball videogames in the past.

“NBA ELITE 11 will give gamers the same skill set that a pro basketball player has at his disposal,” said David Littman, Creative Director, NBA ELITE 11. “This is the first basketball simulation videogame where you are controlling every movement, dribble move, shot, dunk, lay-up, steal and block in real time with one-to-one control. You’re no longer going to push a button and watch the computer generate a long animation sequence. It is like being on a basketball court with an amazing set of skills. This is going to change what people have come to expect from a basketball simulation videogame.”

“From the first day of development on this product, it was clear that we intended to pioneer a groundbreaking change in the basketball videogame segment,” said Jordan Edelstein, VP Marketing, EA SPORTS. “It’s a whole new game that warranted a brand new name to fully capture the transformation we intend to deliver in NBA ELITE.”

Electronic Arts has been releasing basketball videogames since 1983. The first game, titled One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird, was one of the first basketball games to feature real NBA players. The franchise was rebranded to become NBA LIVE with the release of NBA LIVE 95, a brand that has carried on for 16 years culminating in last year’s NBA LIVE 10. EA’s NBA-licensed franchises have sold more than 25 million units since 1995*.

NBA ELITE 11 will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system with an MSRP of $59.99. It is developed by EA Canada in Burnaby, B.C. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI.

EA SPORTSTM is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences. EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football and NCAA Basketball, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.

For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit to connect, share and compete.

*According to the TRST/NPD Data

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: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA MobileTMand POGOTM. In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. 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 and POGO are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA, Tiger Woods and PGA TOUR are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. Microsoft, Xbox, and Xbox 360 are registered trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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

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  • Rockstar announce they will have no “presence” at E3. LA Noire + Max Payne 3 will be shown later +1 new game pulled
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Videogames Are In Development
  • Ubisoft dismiss reports Michel Ancel has left, confirm Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still in development.
  • Shingo Takatsuka admits Pro Evolution Soccer team was not prepared enough for the transition to current gen consoles
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce NHL Slapshot For The Nintendo Wii
  • A Reported developer from Obsidian has come out and said that Alpha Protocol should've been cancelled + more
  • 360: The ESRb have rated Alien Breed 2 Assault for the Xbox 360.
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce New PSPgo Promotion Gives UK Gamers 10 Free Games
  • PS3: Frontier games have admitted that a Move version of Lostwinds is possible and they're discussing it
  • Its rumoured that Capcom is developing Devil May Cry 5, but its not coming for at least 2 years. Possible E3 suprise
  • QTE Blog: The Second Episode Of The Crackdown 2 Animated Series Has Been Released
  • UK Game Charts, Red Dead Redemption, UFC Undisputed 2010, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Just Dance, Wii Fit Plus
  • PSP: to reinvent it, Sony say they look at it as the consumers do, change their POV, and re-engage them
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Announce Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
  • PS3: its reported that Virgin Gaming are partnering with Sony, with a rumoured ModNation Racers Tournament coming
  • PS3: Portuguese Playstation Magazine has teased what is thought to be inFamous 2 and a soon announcement
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A Trailer For The First Series Of Sega Mega Drive Classics
  • Its reported that David Cage next game is called/Code Named Horizon after casting calls revealed it.
  • Wii: its rumoured Epic Mickey is getting a graphical overhaul after complaints from fans. new style to be shown at E3
  • Mark Lawrenson will not be the commentator in Pro Evolution Soccer 11, Jon Champion and Jim Beglin take over
  • Namco Bandai say Enslaved: Odyssey To The West is finished and just being polished and its on track
  • 360: SNK announce NeoGeo Battle Coliseum is coming to XBLA in Japan on 9th June. sprites have been upscaled
  • PS3: Omni Systems announce Eufloria is coming to the PSN in 2011. there will be updated visuals, new mechanics + more
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce PSP Favorites, Greatest Hits, And A PSPgo Promotion For USA
  • Web Domains have been found for The Sims Medieval and The Sims Get Medieval.
  • A Job Posting hints that Mass Effect 3 could have multiplayer