Sunday, June 13, 2010

QTE Tweets Of The Week

Here are this weeks most clicked tweets from the QTE Gamers News In Brief. A couple of stories got a lot of attention this week, especially the number 1 post bing picked up by a few forums and getting a lot of attention. Only the post at 10 is out of place as its a very old post from last year.

10 QTE Blog: Sega Has Announced The Sonic Classic Collection For The Nintendo DS

9 PS3: A Viral video is making the rounds, its from Japan and its for the PS3 3D update

8 PS3: Sony Announce Final Fantasy IX is coming out as a PS1 Classics on 15th June for $9.99

7 Its Strongly rumoured Valves E3 surprise will be the revealing of Source Engine 2 and maybe Half Life 3 running on it

6 360: The Boxart for 360 games appears to have been changed, or is being changed.

5 QTE Blog: EA Have Released A Trailer And New Information For The Sims 3 On Consoles

4 The new guitars for Guitar Hero Warriors Of Rock have been revealed. they have been re-designed. old guitars will work

3 QTE Blog: Majesco Reveal Their E3 2010 Line-up

2 Engadget Live Blogging of WWDC has started! watch and see if the new iPhone is shown...and perhaps more

1 QTE Blog: Square Enix Have Revealed Their E3 Line-Up And Announced Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded

What Have You Played This Week?

This year, this week before E3 has been busier than ever, not only have companies...well Sony been revealing things early, I now have access to a greater number of press sites meaning i'm soo much busier.

Football Manager 10 – PC – Managing well with Havant And Waterlooville, top of Conference South with the second half of the season ahead.

Sid Meiers Pirates – PSP – this is the newest game from swapgame. I remember this game being well received when it came out but I didn't know what to expect from it. I'm still early in the game so I can't say much about the game, but it still looks good, and it quickly gets the backstory out of the way and throws you into gameplay.

Uncharted 2 - PS3 – I actually managed to unlock a couple of trophies in mutliplayer which shows I played a good amount of multiplayer when I could. I noticed a few people I was playing against had connection issues, either that or they were dropping out of a game, which makes it easier for the team with more players to win, does become annoying.

Transformers: War For Cybertron – Demo - Xbox 360 – this demo is multiplayer only and it only provides you with 2 different classes. But I think it's fun. I've only played deathmatch so far and there's only 1 map in this mode and whilst its fairly simple, the ability to transform and customise your weapons makes even the simplest of maps different. I'm a huge transformers fan, and from a multiplayer point of view, this has to be one of the best transformers games in a long time.

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.

DrinkBox And Sony Announce Tales From Space: About a Blob is Coming To The PSN This Year

Sony have announced that Tales From Space: About a Blob is coming to the PS3 via the PSN this year. the game is being developed by DrinkBox Studios, a new studio that formed after Pseudo Interactive closed, and its their first game. DrinkBox have played some bit roles in the development from other studios, including the upcoming Might and Magic: Clash Of Heroes.

Tales From Space: About a Blob is a side scrolling puzzle platformer that has a monster movie theme and a retro art style. The story of the game is that Blobs crashed landed on earth. they were found by an evil scientist who captured and studied them. but, the blobs escaped. The blobs have the ability to absorb and grow after eating things in the environment, which plays a big part in the games puzzles. the game can be played in both single player and co-op.

DrinkBox do not confirm if the game is a Playstation 3 exclusive, but it would appear that it is going to come out first on the PS3, and then afterwards if could come to other platforms.


From USA Playstation Blog

Sony And Best Buy Announce You Can Play With The Playstation Move In Los Angeles On 15th June

Sony have announced that they are partnering with Best Buy to offer games a chance to play with the Playstation Move. Start The Party and Sports Champions will be the games on offer. This event will take place on 15th June, from 6-9PM, at the following locations:

Best Buy – Culver City
10799 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Best Buy – Westfield Mall
6000 Sepulveda Blvd.,
Culver City, CA 90230

Best Buy – Burbank
1501 N Victory Pl
Burbank, CA 91504

The first 125 people at each of the locations will get a $5 Subway card, enough for a $5 footlong.

From USA Playstation Blog

Ubisoft Have Released The Debut Trailer For Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Ubisoft have released the first trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. this trailer is a montage of in-game gameplay. it highlights the games 16 BIT old school style graphics and side scroller beat'em up gameplay.

From Gametrailers

2K Have Released A E3 Trailer For XCOM

2K Have released a new trailer for XCOM. this trailer appears to be all in-game, either in-game CGi or gameplay. the trailer highlights the games 50's USA Style as well as the graphical strangeness this 50's style has the black goo enemies. the trailer appears to show a gameplay mechanic where you have to record/take pictures of the deceased, and also the FPS mechanics. The FPS appears to have some similarities with BioShock, especially in the way the main character carries grenades.

From GameTrailers

Lucas Arts Have Released A new Trailer For Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Lucas Arts have released the E3 2010 trailer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. This epic CGi trailer features Starkiller being sentenced to death from Vader. Starkiller looses himself in his rage and sets out his revenge, killing many Storm Troopers and robots that try to stop him. the Trailer also ends in a little tease as to what Starkiller may face in his quest for revenge.

From Gametrailers

Sony Have Released A New Trailer For Gran Turismo 5

Sony have released a new E3 trailer for Gran Turismo 5. this trailer shows how much the game has progressed from the original PS1 game. the trailer doesn't feature any in-game footage, but the CGI footage does show many of the cars, NASCARs, and types of tracks that are in the game.

From USA Playstation Blog

E3 2010 Predictions

Here are my Predictions for announcements at this years E3. Some of them are pretty out there, whilst others i personally feel should come or expect to be announced. feel free to discuss and comment on them in the comments. i do not have any insider information, this is all from me and just rumour for now.

  • PSP 4000 will be announced. PSPgo style but with UMD. Could be called PSP HDD.
  • PS1 Collections, Like Final Fantasy VII,VIII,IX, available on PSN for discount
  • New Firmware Update will remove location free
  • New Comic App update
  • Expanded PSN Features in games, like a friends list
  • PS2 games for sale via the PSN
  • More PSN collections, Like The ICO Collection, Grand Theft Auto Collection, Metal Gear Collection.
  • RSS Feeds added for Podcasts and Video Podcasts
  • The PlayStation Move is well recieved
  • Playstation Move will come out before Natal
  • A Slimmer PS3 Slim Model is introduced at a lower price, or current model gets price cut
  • PlayStation Move priced around £60/$60
  • More Steaming TV in Europe, like ITV and Demand 5 in UK.
  • A Surprise Game sequel Announcement
  • Greater Facebook integration, perhaps introduction of Twitter
  • PS3 trophy information API available for websites
  • Final Fantasy VS XIII Stays a PS3 Exclusive
  • PSN +
  • cross game voice chat free for all
  • New 3rd and 1st Party Game Franchises
  • New Firmware Update
  • Final Price drop
  • re-release of big sellers, perhaps in series bundles, God Of War I+II, Final Fantasy X+X2,
  • European EyeToy Bundle for current PS2 price
  • Project Fails To Impress 
  • Natal comes out at retail after Move
  • Xbox 360 Slim revealed
  • Hulu added
  • Facebook App updated
  • youtube App, with video uploading, added
  • new NXE
  • 2 new 1st party game franchises announced, both spanning this and next console
  • Natal priced at $110/£110
  • A Sports/TV re-run channel, like NASCAR that lets you subscribe to a season and watch it your way
  • Xbox Live Platinum membership
  • in-game last FM
  • price reduction on Xbox 360 peripherals, peripherals for Xbox 360 slim priced high
  • Major push of new games from 3rd party devs
  • major focus at the show on games and natal
  • 360 Slim replaces arcade unit when its released, elite replaced by end of year
  • Youtube Channel
  • New Channels
  • Demos return and stay
  • return of Donkey Kong, Starfox, Pikmin, Zelda
  • New Game franchise announced
  • vitality sensor fails to impress
  • Vitality Sensor revealed as integral to well known franchise
  • new Pokèmon game announced
  • Firmware update
  • big game push, many new titles announced
  • cheap “hits range promoted”
  • DS range scrapped, Dsi and Dsi LL price drops
  • Dsi firmware update
  • twitter added to Dsi and Dsi LL
  • some upcoming DS games will have 3DS features, Pokèmon Black And White battles will be 3d
  • large 3DS line-up, plenty of trailers shown, a few games announced for launch, they'll come out over a 3 month period
  • Nintendo Live/Network announced for 3DS, means current DsiWare games will be transferred to 3DS, and slowly expanded upon