Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Activision Announce DJ Hero 2 Is Coming This Fall To The Wii, PS3, And Xbox 360

Activision have announced DJ Hero 2 is coming out this fall on the Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. this new version of the game can have 2 turntables playing at the same time as well a microphone. The game will also feature music and mixes by Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and 85 others. another new feature is the ability to play freestyle over 70 mashups from DJ's and producers, as well as new social multiplayer modes.

DJ Hero 2 also features new multiplayer modes which include, DJ Battles with pit you against other DJ's in mixes designed for battle gameplay. vocalists can join this mode with singing, rapping, or rhyming, meaning this is the game mode that uses 2 Turntables and a microphone. There will be a bundle called the Party Bundle which will feature 2 turntables, 1 microphone, and a copy of the game. the game will also be available with 1 turntable or by itself.

Press Release

--Two Turntables and a Microphone, Freestyle Gameplay and Host of Chart-Topping Hits From World's Hottest Artists Highlight Sequel to #1 New Videogame IP of 2009 --Soundtrack to Spin Beats From Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Over 85 Others --Award Winning Producer Deadmau5 Joining the Crew as In-Game Playable Character --Free Download of Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" Mixed With Deadmau5's "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" Offered to Celebrate Announcement

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- This fall, living rooms will transform into nightclubs letting budding beat chemists, singing sensations and all of their friends party together by firing up two turntable controllers and a microphone to experience their favorite music as they've never heard it before in Activision Publishing Inc.'s(Nasdaq: ATVI) DJ Hero(R) 2 - the follow-up to the #1 new videogame intellectual property of 2009, DJ Hero(R). Picking up where the award-winning DJ Hero soundtrack left off, DJ Hero 2spins together the hottest tracks blazing up the charts and legendary club anthems from the biggest artists in pop, dance and hip hop including Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and over 85 others. Fueling the party will be a host of all-new social multiplayer game modes and innovative freestyle gameplay giving virtual DJ's the ability to crossfade, scratch and sample in over 70 speaker-blowing mashups from the hottest DJ's and Producers around the world, including Deadmau5 - part of dance music's elite - who will be starring as an in-game playable character.

To celebrate the announcement, DJ Hero owners and all of their friends will have the opportunity to download, spin, scratch and battle a mix from DJ Hero 2 as downloadable content. The mix features the sultry sounds of Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" Mixed With the blistering beats of Deadmau5's "Ghosts 'n' Stuff." The mix will be available for free from June 8-14 on Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(R)Store for the PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system.
"DJ Hero was the best music game of 2009 and with DJ Hero 2 we're delivering a new easy to pick-up, challenging-to-master experience that all players can enjoy together," said David Haddad, Chief Operating Office, Guitar Hero. "With new social game modes, the inclusion of full microphone support, all-new levels of creative freedom and an amazing soundtrack, DJ Hero 2 is the ultimate mixer of music and friends."

"We're improving upon all the gameplay elements from DJ Hero that gamers loved with the all-new freestyle gameplay and a host of new multiplayer game modes," said Jamie Jackson, Creative Director, FreeStyleGames. "But we're not stopping there either as the award-winning soundtrack is getting bigger songs from hotter artists that our talented crew of DJ's is spinning into hits that fit the gameplay flawlessly."

DJ Hero 2 will deliver the ultimate way for players to come together and party with a host of new multiplayer modes - including DJ Battles that pit DJ against DJ in mixes produced specifically for battle gameplay - and invite vocalists into the spotlight with integrated on-screen singing and rapping of lyrics and rhymes while bringing the party to life with jump-in/jump-out Party Play gameplay. Featuring the biggest dance, pop and hip-hop hits by the hottest artists everyone knows and loves remixed by world-class DJ's in an all-new way, the game's soundtrack delivers over 70 unique creations only available in DJ Hero 2. Further immersing players into the music, the game offers a heightened level of creative input and allows everyone to add their own touch, directly impacting the beats they're spinning with freestyle scratching, crossfading and sampling. The game will also feature an all-new career-based Empire Mode where players start out as an up-and-coming DJ on the road to becoming the head of a major entertainment empire, all of which is founded solely on their success as a DJ.

Dropping this fall, DJ Hero 2 will invite a wave of new digital disc jockeys to the turntables as the game will be available as a Party Bundle which will include a copy of the game, two turntable controllers and a microphone, offering the ultimate "party-in-a-box." Gamers who experienced the #1 new videogame intellectual property of 2009 can pick up DJ Hero 2 as a Turntable Bundle featuring one turntable controller and a copy of the game or as standalone software. The game is in development by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION(R)3 and the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information about DJ Hero 2, please
visit www.djhero.com, facebook.com/djhero and twitter.com/djhero.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

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Guitar Hero, DJ Hero and Activision are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.
"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Wii is a trademark of Nintendo. All rights reserved.

SOURCE Activision Publishing, Inc.
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Microsoft Detail The New "Summer Veloctiy Car Pack" For Forza 3 That's Out Now For 400 MS Points

Microsoft have detailed the new "Summer Velocity Car Pack" For Forza 3. This new car pack is out now for 400 MS Points. it comes with 10 new vehicles, from which the free car download for this month will be the Peugeot 308 RCZ.

It Includes the following Cars:

2010 Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
2010 BMW Motorsport X6M
2010 Morgan Aero SuperSports
2009 Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
2010 Bertone Mantide
2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3
2010 Ford Fusion Sport
2010 Subaru Legacy B4 2.5GT
2010 Peugeot 308 RCZ


Press Release

LONDON – 8 June 2010 - The “Summer Velocity Car Pack” for “Forza Motorsport 3” makes a splash this month with a mix of track, SUV, exotic and production cars, packing distinctive vehicles that will invigorate your “Forza” garage and kick off the summer racing season. Introducing 10 vehicles from different facets of car culture, the “Summer Velocity Car Pack” is available for 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace starting today.

This month’s car pack puts you front and center in a range of sought after racers, from the ultra powerful BMW X6M SUV to the rare, expensive and elusive Bertone Mantide. Track fan favourite Lotus brings the Evora Type 124 to “Forza” and Peugeot proves that concept cars can make it past the showroom with the unique RCZ.

The “Summer Velocity Pack” features 10 new cars that are ready to hit the track or tuning garage:
2010 Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
2010 BMW Motorsport X6M
2010 Morgan Aero SuperSports
2009 Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
2010 Bertone Mantide
2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3
2010 Ford Fusion Sport
2010 Subaru Legacy B4 2.5GT
2010 Peugeot 308 RCZ

Warm up to the “Summer Velocity Car Pack” with this month’s free car download, the Peugeot 308 RCZ. Making the leap from concept to production, the RCZ is set apart from other production cars in its class. This E-class Peugeot rides in stock at 198 HP leaving plenty of room for tuners to explore the different possibilities in circuit racing.


EA Have Released A Trailer And New Information For The Sims 3 On Consoles

EA have released a new trailer for the Consoles version of The Sims 3 and they have also released new console specific information for each of the Console versions of The Sims 3. The Console versions of The Sims 3 is currently set for release this autumn.

Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 Version
  • Build, Design, and Share Your Creations with the World! Connect to share your creations and download content from other players around the world without ever leaving the game through a seamlessly integrated exchange system.*
  • Complete Challenges to Earn Rewards! Face short and long term challenges and reap rewards and trophies. Then share achievements with your friends online by connecting with Facebook.
  • Build and Customize! Build the ultimate home for your Sims, improve your town with building upgrades, and more.
Wii Version
  • Go Head to Head Against Friends! In the new Life Moments Game, play with up to three other players as you bet on life’s most important moments to earn points and garner rewards.
  • Exclusive Content and Town. Enjoy an all-new beach location with new residents, traits, careers, weather, Karma Powers, lifetime wishes and for the first time direct control of your Sim.
Nintendo DS Version
  • Live long and Simulate! Create any Sim you can imagine and control their lives for the first time on DS. Control multiple Sims within a household and enjoy life’s special moments as you interact with the world.
  • Robust Create a Sim. Use your stylist to sculpt your Sims’ facial features. Choose hair styles and clothing and dictate your Sims’ personalities.
  • Customize your Sims world! For the first time ever on DS, build your Sims home with tools to draw walls and floors, and customize with décor objects, textures, and more.he rest of it.

Press Release

You can tell a lot about a person by how they create their Sims. Dominatrix workout fiend? We don’t judge. Check out the debut trailer for The Sims 3 for console and handheld released today where people confess how they play with life. Public nudity, slapping strangers, stealing and cheating; think you’ve done it all? Hear what people confess to when the door is closed.

Whether you create your Sim in your likeness, act out secret desires or play up the drama, The Sims 3 lets you create your unique story.  What you do with your Sims is your choice. This autumn, play The Sims 3 on the console of your choice whether that be Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii or Nintendo DS. Just make sure the door is closed behind you.

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 you unlock the ultimate “Karma Powers” for instant control and unleash them on your Sims. Players can Help your 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.

The Sims series’ continues to provide universally appealing content, emergent gameplay mechanics, and an innate sense of humor in its gameplay while bringing out the player’s creativity. The Sims 3 for console and handheld builds on this foundation while offering new features that will make for a robust, deep and rewarding gameplay experience.

And here is The Sims 3 for Console and Handheld: Platform Specific Key Features

Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3
Build, Design, and Share Your Creations with the World! Connect to share your creations and download content from other players around the world without ever leaving the game through a seamlessly integrated exchange system.*

Complete Challenges to Earn Rewards! Face short and long term challenges and reap rewards and trophies. Then share achievements with your friends online by connecting with Facebook.

Build and Customize! Build the ultimate home for your Sims, improve your town with building upgrades, and more.

Go Head to Head Against Friends! In the new Life Moments Game, play with up to three other players as you bet on life’s most important moments to earn points and garner rewards.

Exclusive Content and Town. Enjoy an all-new beach location with new residents, traits, careers, weather, Karma Powers, lifetime wishes and for the first time direct control of your Sim.

Nintendo DS
Live long and Simulate! Create any Sim you can imagine and control their lives for the first time on DS. Control multiple Sims within a household and enjoy life’s special moments as you interact with the world.

Robust Create a Sim. Use your stylist to sculpt your Sims’ facial features. Choose hair styles and clothing and dictate your Sims’ personalities.

Customize your Sims world! For the first time ever on DS, build your Sims home with tools to draw walls and floors, and customize with décor objects, textures, and more.he rest of it.

Sega Announce Yakuza 4 Is Coming Out In The USA And EU In Spring 2011

Sega have announced that Yakuza 4 is coming out exclusively on the Playstation 3 in the USA and EU in Spring 2011. In this game you get to play as Kiryu Kazuma’s as well as three other characters, each with their own experiences, backstory, and plot. Sega have released new screenshots for the game as well as the poster used in this title.


Release Date From Sega USA Blog

Namco Bandai Have Released The E3 2010 Trailer For Enslaved: Odyssey To The West

Namco Bandai have released the E3 2010 trailer for Ninja Theory's Enslaved: Odyssey To The West. this trailer reveals some of the back story of the game, the connection between the two main characters, and it also shows in-game footage from the game as well as some in-game cutscenes.

Platinum Games Have Released A New Trailer For Vanquish

Platinum Games have released a new trailer for Vanquish. This trailer shows alot of in-game footage from cutscenes and shootouts. the trailer also reveals some back story to the game, the attack on San Francisco. The trailer also shows the games HUD, showing that its mostly all on the right, with weapons loadout, map, score, and health.

EA Have Released Launch Trailers For Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 On The Wii, Playtation 3, And Xbox 360

EA have released new launch trailers for the Nintendo Wii Version and Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. both trailers feature in-game action of the regular game modes and the new addition of the Ryder Cup. the Wii trailer also shows the Frisbee golf mode and crazy golf modes that are exclusive to the game as well as the new camera. the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 trailer shows the 12 vs 12 online game modes as well as the new courses in the game.

Xbox 360 / Playstation 3 Trailer

Nintendo Wii Trailer

Majesco Reveal Their E3 2010 Line-up

Majesco have revealed their E3 2010 lineup:

Babysitting Mama - Wii
Crafting Mama - DS
Greg Hastings Paintball 2 - Xbox 360/PS3/Wii
Monster Tale - DS
Swords - Wii
Zumba Fitness - Consoles to be announced at E3.

Majesco haven't said if there will be any other announcements at E3 apart from the games they already announced.

Press Release

EDISON, N.J., June 8, 2010 - Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced their E3 line-up for this year.  E3 2010 will take place June 15-17, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Majesco's Game Line-Up Includes:
Babysitting Mama - Introducing a brand new way to experience Mama on Wii! Babysitting Mama includes a plush baby doll that you tuck the Wii Remote into, turning the doll itself into your controller for the game. Players can enjoy more than 40 activities using the doll and Nunchuk controller: rock the baby to sleep; bounce the baby; feed, bathe, change and play with the baby, plus much more.  Babysitting Mama launches on Nintendo's Wii system this holiday.

Crafting Mama - Mama is challenging your creativity in the only dedicated arts & crafts game available. Join Mama and her award-winning formula of addictive, stylus-based activities as you sew, mold, paint, cut and much more in 40 different projects that let you create and then play with your crafts. Crafting Mama launches exclusively on Nintendo DS this October.

Greg Hastings Paintball 2  - Get ready for authentic paintball action from the #1 name in the sport. Greg Hastings Paintball 2 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system lets players create an unstoppable team of real players, load up on revolutionary new gear and guns, and brave the unpredictable elements in 62 massive fields based on real locations around the world. The game is scheduled to launch this September.

Monster Tale  - A group of nasty kids have snuck into a secret world inhabited by monsters and enslaved them as their pets. This ragtag pack of kids is using the monsters to do all sorts of selfish, destructive things that will ultimately result in the downfall of the Monster World. That is, until little Ellie discovers the Monster World and befriends a mysterious young monster named Chomp. This dynamic duo sets out on a fantastic adventure where our Monster Tale begins. Monster Tale debuts on Nintendo DS and is scheduled to ship this December.

Swords - Swords pits you against the best of the best from past, present, and future in the ultimate sword fighting contest with Wii MotionPlus support. Make your way from the dojo to the Final Showdown, and prove that you are the greatest swordsman of all time! Swordslaunches on Wii this September.

Zumba Fitness® - Join the party! Bring the ultimate Zumba Fitness® experience home with the first interactive game based on the wildly successful fitness program.  Zumba Fitness®pairs red hot international dance steps with sexy Latin and international rhythms to create an exhilarating fitness-party on your console that's focused on the joy of movement.  Follow Zumba instructor fan favorites Tanya Beardsley, Gina Grant and Zumba's creator Beto as they guide you through 30 routines that will make you forget you are even exercising.  Systems forZumba Fitness® will be announced at E3.

For assets and more information on Majesco's E3 videogame line-up, please visithttp://www.majescoentertainment.com/.

Nintendo Announce A New DSi XL Colour Is Coming Out In The USA On 11th July

Nintendo of America have announced that a new colour is coming to the DSi XL range on 11th July. for a suggested retail price of $189.99, you will now be able to buy a Midnight Blue Nintendo DSi XL. It will come pre-loaded with Flipnote Studio, Brain Age Express: Math, Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Photo Clock, and the Nintendo DSi Browser.

Midnight Blue DSi XL

Press Release

Nintendo of America today announced the addition of a new color scheme for the portable Nintendo DSi XL™ system. Starting July 11, U.S. consumers will be able to purchase the system in midnight blue. Like the original bronze and burgundy versions, the midnight blue Nintendo DSi XL will be available at a suggested retail price of $189.99.

Nintendo DSi XL is the latest iteration of Nintendo's top-selling family of hand-held game systems. In addition to its two built-in cameras and photo- and sound-manipulation functions, Nintendo DSi XL offers two screens that are 93 percent larger than those on the Nintendo DS™ Lite system.

The system also features pre-loaded software such as Flipnote Studio™, Brain Age™ Express: Math and Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, as well as Photo Clock and the Nintendo DSi™ Browser. Nintendo DSi XL screens have a wider viewing angle that makes it easier for friends to gather around and share the fun.

For more information about Nintendo, please visit www.nintendodsi.com.

Sony Announce The New ModNation Community Website Is Now Live

Sony have announced that the ModNation Racers community website for both the PSP and PS3 version of the game is Live. the website allows you to search and view all the top rated karts, mods, and tracks from the PS3 and PSP versions of the game as well as being able to search and view hot Lap, Xp, and Race Leaderboards. The site also has forums for both games where you'll be able to interact with other players and members of the development teams behind ModNation Racers.


From USA Playstation Blog

Square Enix And Obsidian Entertainment Announce Dungeon Siege 3

Square Enix, USA, and Obsidian Entertainment have announced they are partnering to bring Dungeon Siege 3 to the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, And PC. Square Enix say this partnership with Obsidian Entertainment represents their ongoing move to partner with Western game developers and increase Square Enix's presence in the USA Market.

The creator of Dungeon Siege, Chris Taylor, will return to the series as the Dungeon Siege 3 games advisor. Its revealed that the game will feature a large world, in which decisions you make in this world will have consequences. Dungeon Siege 3 will also feature a robust RPG system on top of the games action gameplay. The game will feature co-op Multiplayer, customisable character classes, and companions you can recruit, each with their own unique personalities, abilities, and views on the world.

Concept Art

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that it is partnering with Obsidian Entertainment™, Inc. on DUNGEON SIEGE® 3. With input from the original developer, Gas Powered Games®, Obsidian Entertainment will develop the next incarnation of the DUNGEON SIEGE franchise with Square Enix as the game's publisher. Coming for the first time to high-def home video game consoles, DUNGEON SIEGE 3 will be available for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

DUNGEON SIEGE 3 is representative of Square Enix's ongoing strategic partnerships with Western game developers and its commitment to increasing its presence in the North American market. The game will bring together the beloved aspects of the DUNGEON SIEGE franchise with Obsidian Entertainment's expertise, to create an evolved action-RPG experience. In addition to its arrival on high-def consoles for the first time, the game will also feature an all-new co-op multiplayer mode.

Originally created by Chris Taylor and his critically-acclaimed studio Gas Powered Games, Taylor will serve as an advisor during the development of the game. DUNGEON SIEGE 3 will seamlessly blend intuitive action gameplay and a robust RPG system in an immersive world where every decision the player makes will result in consequences.

On his involvement, Taylor comments, "It's a great pleasure to collaborate with Obsidian. They are a very talented developer who really knows what it takes to build a deep and engaging RPG experience, and I can't think of a better group to continue the DUNGEON SIEGE series."

"It's a distinct privilege and thrill to become a part of the DUNGEON SIEGE legacy," said Feargus Urquhart, CEO and Co-Founder of Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. "This partnership with Square Enix is a milestone for both Obsidian and the franchise, and the two companies' strengths for compelling characters and storytelling will shine throughout DUNGEON SIEGE 3."

"With their proven track record of developing some of the most exciting and engaging games in recent memory, we are honored to be working with such a talented developer as Obsidian Entertainment," said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, Inc. "Square Enix is committed to expanding our portfolio of games across a wide variety of genres and we are confident we will deliver the ultimate DUNGEON SIEGE experience that fans are looking for."


Torn asunder, the delicate balance of power between the kingdom of Ehb's powerful factions has fallen apart. As one of the few remaining members of the disgraced protectors of the land, the 10th Legion, it is up to you to rebuild the once great Legion and stop Ehb from falling into darkness. Joined by a group of unique companions, you will travel through the striking land of Ehb defeating all manner of villains and beasts through a combination of heroic abilities, screen shaking magic and pure cunning.

DUNGEON SIEGE 3 seamlessly blends intuitive action gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, an extensive multiplayer component and the depth of story Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating.

For the first time, play DUNGEON SIEGE on high-def consoles.
Players will be able to adventure by themselves or with friends in co-op multiplayer.
Uncover a deep story that only Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment can deliver.
Pick from unique and highly customizable character classes with a wide range of abilities to choose from.
Recruit companions with unique personalities, abilities and views on the world around them.
Players will have weighty decisions to make that will impact their alliances, enemies and the culmination of the story.

DUNGEON SIEGE 3 is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S. based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., a holding company leading Square Enix Group. Square Enix, Inc. publishes and distributes entertainment content under the Square Enix Group's internationally renowned brands such as Square Enix, Eidos® and Taito® in the Americas. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 96 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 53 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and other well-established products and services.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com.
About Obsidian Entertainment, Inc.

Obsidian Entertainment is an entertainment software development company passionately dedicated to making high quality role playing games for Windows PC and console systems. Obsidian was founded in 2003 by five game development veterans who've produced, programmed and/or designed award-winning role playing games for a variety of platforms over the last 15 years: Feargus Urquhart, Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, Chris Avellone and Chris Jones. Obsidian Entertainment's Web site can be found at www.obsidian.net.

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United Statesand/or other countries. DUNGEON SIEGE is a registered trademark of Square Enix Inc. TOMB RAIDER and EIDOS are trademarks or registered trademark of Square Enix, Ltd. TAITO is a registered trademark of Taito Corporation. OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT is a trademark of Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. GAS POWERED GAMES is a registered trademark of Gas Powered Games Corp. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment.Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

SOURCE Square Enix, Inc.

BioWare And FUNimation Entertainment Announce A Dragon Age Anime Movie

BioWare and FUNimation Entertainment have announced that they are working together to make a Dragon Age Anime Movie which is currently set for release in 2011. work has already began on the Movie but there are currently no information about the Movies Story line. Mark Darrah, Executive Producer for the Dragon Age franchise, see's Anime as "...a great medium for us to continue the robust Dragon Age story,”

Press Release

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioWare™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio and FUNimation Entertainment, the leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America, announced today an agreement to create an anime feature film adapted from BioWare’s critically-acclaimed fantasy Action RPG franchise Dragon Age™. Production of the Dragon Age anime movie is slated to begin in May 2010, with a home video release in 2011. Executive producing the film are Bioware’s Executive Producer Mark Darrah and Creative Director Mike Laidlaw, as well as FUNimation’s Fukunaga and Director of Original Entertainment Chris Moujaes.

“Anime is a great medium for us to continue the robust Dragon Age story,” said Mark Darrah, Executive Producer for the Dragon Age franchise. “Partnering with FUNimation ensures that we are delivering the exceptional quality and entertainment value that our Dragon Age fans expect.”

“We are thrilled to be working with EA and BioWare on the production of theDragon Age anime feature,” said Gen Fukunaga, President and CEO of FUNimation. “We are going to be bringing the classic visual and storytelling techniques found in anime to create a film that will extend the narrative of the world BioWare has created.”

Dragon Age has been selected as the first title in FUNimation’s slate of major anime movies to be developed through FUNimation’s Original Entertainment team since the announcement of the company’s co-production initiative in November 2009.

When originally released in 2009, Dragon Age: Origins won over 30 critics awards and was named “RPG of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Interactive Sciences, Game Informer, G4, SpikeTV, and PC Gamer. Seth Schiesel of The New York Times described the game as “…perhaps the best electronic game made yet.”

For more information on Dragon Age, please visit http://dragonage.bioware.com/.

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 MobileTM and 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 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.

About FUNimation Entertainment
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Sony Online Entertainment Announce Sylvia Liu Has Been Awarded The 2010 Gamers In Real Life Scholarship

Sony Online Entertainment have announced Sylvia Liu has won the 2010 Gamers In Real Life Scholarship (G.I.R.L.). Sylvia has won a $10,000 scholarship that will be applied towards her tuition and education expenses at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

This years contest saw over 200 applicants, up over the 160 from 2009, who had to submit concept art for either Free Realms or EverQuest II and provide a essay with their views on Women in the Video Game industry.

Sylvia Liu's Concept Art

Press Release

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 7, 2010– Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced today that Sylvia Liu of Milpitas, Calif., has been awarded the 2010 G.I.R.L.-Gamers in Real Life Scholarship. This marks the third year of the scholarship program, encouraging students toward career paths in the creative and applied arts, ultimately resulting in the development of video games that are more enticing for women to play.

Liu, an entertainment design student, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship to be applied toward her tuition and other educational expenses at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., and an optional paid internship of up to 10 weeks at SOE’s headquarters in San Diego, working on one of the company’s hit titles.

“I feel so happy and honored to be chosen as the winner this year,” said Liu. “I worked hard on my submission and am very proud of what I accomplished for this competition. This opportunity will help me a long way in my career so I can’t wait to get started!”

Liu was one of over 200 applicants vying for the scholarship. Finalists were asked to submit original concept art depicting a new game environment and new characters for either Free RealmsTM or EverQuest®II, in addition to an essay discussing their views on women in the video game industry.

“SOE has now paved the way for three female students, giving them the foundation to pursue a career in the video game industry,” said Laura Naviaux, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, SOE. “We are extremely thrilled to have Sylvia represent the G.I.R.L program this year and we plan to continue our efforts in raising awareness of females in this business by unveiling additional initiatives we’re working on later this year.”

Julia Brasil, the first recipient of the G.I.R.L. Scholarship, has been a part of the SOE-Seattle team since her internship began in 2008. Due to her skills and talent as an intern, she remained in Seattle, transferred from The Art Institute-San Francisco to The Art Institute-Seattle and will graduate at the end of the year.

For more information about G.I.R.L., please visit girl.soe.com. To follow G.I.R.L. on Twitter, go tohttps://twitter.com/SOE_GIRL or to join G.I.R.L. on Facebook, go to http://tinyurl.com/SOE-GIRL.

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 LegendsTM, PlanetSide®, and Star Wars Galaxies, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free RealmsTM, 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.

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EA Have Released A New Trailer For The 3rd DLC Map Pack For Battlefield: Bad Company 2

EA have released a new trailer for Battlefield: Bad Company 2. this trailer shows the new maps coming in the third Map Pack for the game, revealing they are Nelson Bay and Laguna Alta, and that the maps games modes are Squad Deathmatch and Squad Rush respectively. The video has alot of in-game footage from these maps and it also shows that these maps are free for VIP code owners, meaning it'll cost for those without a code.

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

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  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ht.ly/17E8BX
  • QTE Blog: Audio Re-Cap of The Weekends News (oldest to newest) http://ht.ly/17EalH
  • PS3: Super Star Dust HD 3D, 5.00 not released, new incomplete 4.00 was released and taken down. 5.00 up soon http://ht.ly/1V3vM
  • The new guitars for Guitar Hero Warriors Of Rock have been revealed. they have been re-designed. old guitars will work http://ht.ly/1V3EG
  • 360: The Boxart for 360 games appears to have been changed, or is being changed. http://ht.ly/1V3Gs
  • The ESRB has rated Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Adventure for the PS3 and Xbox 360 http://ht.ly/1V3J9
  • CESA calculates that piracy on DS and PSP between 2004 and 2009 cost games industry $41.7 billion, ¥3.816 Trillion http://ht.ly/1V3ND
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce The First DLC For Skate 3 Comes Out 8th June For 400 MS Points/$4.99 http://ht.ly/17Efic
  • Phil Snyder's website lists that he's done Jiminy Cricket voice work for Kingdom Hearts: Recoded, an unannounced game http://ht.ly/1V6j9
  • Valve's Gabe Newell says their E3 surprise is not Half Life: Episode three and the teaser image is fake http://ht.ly/1V6mD
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce The FIFA Online Closed Beta Is Finished And Gamers Can Now Play The Open Beta http://ht.ly/17Ei2U
  • Apple WWDC Keynote live in 20 minutes! New iPhone expected to be announced as well as others http://ht.ly/1V6HE
  • Engadget Live Blogging of WWDC has started! watch and see if the new iPhone is shown...and perhaps more http://ht.ly/1VaBS
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ht.ly/17Ek6L
  • 360: Ice-T appears to have said that he is starring in Gears of War 3 http://ht.ly/1VapW
  • iPhone: Apple reveal iPhone 4. front+rear cameras, 960 x 640 3.5inch screen, 800:1 contrast, 25% thinner,720p video+ more http://ht.ly/1Vd6B
  • QTE Blog: The Lego Group Announce Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Will Be Distributing Lego Universe http://ht.ly/17EnNN
  • UK Game Charts, Red Dead Redemption, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, UFC Undisputed 2010, Just Dance, Wii Fit Plus http://ht.ly/1VasX
  • iPhone: Poker Smash, a XBLA game, is now out on the App store for $1.99 http://ht.ly/1VcAe
  • PS3: A Viral video is making the rounds, its from Japan and its for the PS3 3D update http://ht.ly/1VdBB
  • Hideo Kojima is working with Square Enix, collaborating on something, possibly Front Mission related http://ht.ly/1VdEP
  • Its strongly rumoured Capcom and Namco are teaming up for a Street Fighter Vs Tekken Game http://ht.ly/1VdQb
  • MercurySteam have revealed that they don't always use Hideo Kojima's feedback with Castlevania Lords Of Shadow http://ht.ly/1VdSa
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Playstation Move Developer Diary For The Shoot http://ht.ly/17Esoa
  • A teaser trailer for the Driver reboot has been released http://ht.ly/1VgsR
  • The ESA, Electronic Software Association, reveal they spent $1.2Million on lobbying from January to March. http://ht.ly/1VgBB
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Reveal Their E3 2010 Lineup http://ht.ly/17EuPT
  • iPhone: iPhone 4 comes out 24th June in USA, UK, France, Japan, Germany. $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB http://ht.ly/1VjSt
  • PS3: Suckerpunch promise there will be bigger consequences, in inFamous 2, to your decisions http://ht.ly/1VjU3
  • QTE Blog: The Third Episode Of The Crackdown 2 Animated Series Has Been Released http://ht.ly/17Exb4
  • Its strongly rumoured LucasArts is making a Next-Gen Star Wars: Starfighter game for PS3 and 360 http://ht.ly/1VjVr
  • PS3: amazing Wario Ware style Little Big Planet level has been created with many mini games. its called Kevin Butler Ware http://ht.ly/1Vlu4