Friday, July 2, 2010

Sony Announce The Patapon 3 Demo Is Coming Out Next Week

Sony Have Announced that the Patapon 3 demo is coming out next week in the USA and EU on the PSN. This demo is a multiplayer demo that can be played via a wi-fi connection, enabling you to play with other players online. The demo will be 110MB.

From USA Playstation Blog

This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo's UK Blog have detailed the games coming out today on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, And DSiWare stores. in all there are 7 games, 1 on Vuirtual Console, 1 on WiiWare, and 5 on DSiWare. i have included screenshots for the game that i could, but Nintendo do have a video in the link below of gameplay from all the games released today.

Virtual Console

Ufouria: THE SAGA – NES


Jett Rocket



Ball Fighter

Maestro! Green Groove

Puffins: Let's Fish!

Extreme Hangman

From Nintendo UK

EA Announce FIFA Manager 11 Is Coming Out This Fall On PC

EA have announced that FIFA Manager 11 is coming out this autumn on PC. EA have announced that there have been a host of improvements and additions to the game over previous entries in the series. The aim is to make the game easier for people to get into, whilst making the game more authentic for regular players.

The Line-Up and Tactics have been re-designed, enabling players to set up player positions during free kicks and such. There is also a formation assistant that can help create a formation that makes the most of the players you have who are not injured/banned. A new feature added to the game is the Rating system that makes it easier to distinguish between players. a new moral system has also been added to players, adding a new challenge for gamers in trying to keep a player happy and keeping a team with high morale.

Transfers in the game have been made a important part of the game, a reflection on how important transfers have become in Football. Players and agents are now more vocal on what they expect from talks. AI clubs are now alot smarter, making offers to players to weaken direct competition for example. Players can use the media to their advantage, manipulating the media to show praise towards a target, making it easier for them to join your club.

EA have also revealed that the online mode in the game will be improved and extended. there are new auction types, sponsor missions, and a draft for youth players. A Special addition for this game is the ability for players to play through the 2010 FIFA World Cup in single player. this mode can either be completed in 20 odd minutes or as long as 2 hours.


Supported software:
Microsoft XP SP3 (Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98/ME, Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows NT are not supported), Microsoft Windows Vista™, Microsoft Windows 7

Minimum hardware requirements:
Windows XP SP3
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or equivalent
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB or greater, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB or greater, Pixel shader 2.0 and above.

Windows Vista™ SP2 / Windows 7
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 1.5 GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB or greater, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB or greater, Pixel shader 2.0 and above.

8 GB available hard disk space
8x DVD-ROM drive
DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Press Release

GUILDFORD, UK 2 July 2010 – EA SPORTSTM, a label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), is proud to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its popular football management game with the announcement of EA SPORTSTM FIFA MANAGER 11 – a leap forward in virtual football management. FIFA MANAGER 11 includes a host of new feature enhancements including an improved tactics system, a much more realistic transfer market and an extended online mode that offer easier access to novice players while providing a deeper experience for existing fans. FIFA MANAGER 11 allows gamers to take control and show the highly paid professional coaches how it’s really done.

“We want to provide our fans with a completely unique football management experience in this anniversary year for the franchise with all the great new innovations that reflect actual real life football management included in FIFA MANAGER 11”, Gerald K√∂hler, lead designer of the FIFA MANAGER series explains. “We are very proud that we are now developing our tenth FIFA MANAGER game in succession. This would not have been possible without the support of our superb and still growing fan base.”

FIFA MANAGER 11 delivers a host of improvements aimed at making the game the most authentic of the series to date, while lowering the barrier of entry for first time players.
More experienced football managers will appreciate the new and improved tactics system which allows for quicker and deeper involvement.
A new and highly polished pitch screen allows the manager to quickly set instructions for individual players as well as for the entire team’s playing style - including increased control of set-pieces and offensive/defensive player movement orders.

Further enhancements include new cup draws, a special status for Derby matches, a revised player level system, a new experience system, a new player search system and a World Cup tournament that can be played separately to the main game. In addition, the transfer period has been changed to mirror the real life football calendar.

The online mode which was successfully launched in FIFA MANAGER 10 has been considerably expanded and an action-card system has been implemented, allowing even more direct influence on the game’s flow.

EA SPORTSTM FIFA MANAGER 11 is developed for EA SPORTS by Bright Future in Cologne. The game will be released for the PC in five languages this autumn.

For more information on EA SPORTSTM FIFA MANAGER 11, please check

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Fact Sheet

FIFA MANAGER 11 is the 10th edition of the franchise, featuring a vast array of all-new features. Hundreds of improvements to the game have been made across the board with a special focus on its core areas. Introduced last year it also includes a separate online mode where up to 8 players can play against each other over the internet.

The manager still has full control over the management of a football club. In the game you are responsible for the line-up, the tactics and the training of your team – as well as for signing the right players, improving the club facilities and the stadium. Special highlights are the FIFA 3D engine, more than 13,000 original player pictures, the player manager mode, the national team manager mode, the Create-a-Club mode and the Match Prognosis Tool.

Line-up and Tactics
The tactics area in FIFA MANAGER 11 is completely re-designed and now offers a unique complexity. Target positions for every single player in offensive and defensive play can be set directly on the pitch (even in Full HD). The manager can now also choose between several variations for goal and corner kicks. Various tactic presets and formations can be defined and easily selected before a game with just one mouse click. A new formation assistant guarantees optimal adjustment of the manager’s line-up in case of bans or injuries without permanent efforts of the manager. For beginners the new Tactics Wizard makes life really easy. Before its use every tactical option is explained in detail and the manager can make informed step-by-step decisions.

New Rating, Skill and Morale System
FIFA MANAGER 11 will use a new system to rate its about 40,000 players and to make the differences between the players more obvious.

Every player gets a playing level for every position, and the skill differences between the positions will become a lot more realistic. Players will be more flexible to learn new positions, and experience becomes more important. The game also introduces a new morale system, which makes it more challenging for the user to keep a high morale for all players, especially in strong teams with a lot of competition between the players.

Transfer Market
For many fans the transfer window in summer has now become more exciting than the actual season.

The realistic implementation of this period, surely the most stressful for any manager, is another focal point in this year’s FIFA MANAGER. This core feature of every football management simulation now confronts the manager with all the challenges real managers have to face. Players and agents will now tell you what they expect from you ahead of the talks and the AI clubs will become a lot smarter and use all the tactics we know from real-life, e.g. they make offers to players just to weaken the direct competition. Life at a small club also becomes much harder and if there is only a 1-year contract left it’s often only the decision between the money or an unhappy player for one last year. The clubs will now have long-term strategies and will immediately react if a season went not as good as expected.

The media pressure is a central challenge for managers with its regular gossip, talks about offers and contract extensions or news on unsatisfied players. There is even a newspaper archive with all the headlines and articles from the first rumours to the signed contract.

But the manager can also use the very nature of the press to his advantage. He can involve the media at an early stage of negotiations with his favourite players, by praising them or advising them to not extent their contract at their club, all to direct them to his own club later. Much like in reality, it pays off if the manager cares about new signings from a very early stage.

Just Football!
FIFA MANAGER is well-known to simulate all aspects of club management. This year a new mode allows the user to just focus on teams and transfers.

Other features that make the game more accessible are a new Search feature to find clubs, players and league data a lot faster and a new “Links Widget” to quickly jump to the game areas used most often.

Separate World Cup Mode
It is possible to replay the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ directly from the main menu. This is a quick game mode that takes 20 minutes to 2 hours to complete, depending on the manager’s success and love for details.

Community Wishes
FIFA MANAGER 11 comes along with a series of community driven improvements, e.g. a special presentation of local matches, new cup draws, the possibility to set the clubs for all “Found a Club” leagues, more transfers in last 24 hours before the transfer market closes, thousands of new lines of text in the Live Ticker, new FIFA player faces, youth player contract negotiations, and many other advances in practically all areas of the game.

New pre-matchday screens give the manager additional information on the next opponent, important other matches, historic results and on the cities and stadiums.

Extended Online Mode
FIFA MANAGER 11 also includes an extended Online Mode which has been successfully introduced last year. Amongst other features, a new action-card system has been implemented, allowing even more direct influence on the match action.

Other new features are a draft for youth players, new auction types and regular sponsor missions, which let the managers compete for bonus payments.

Supported software:
Microsoft XP SP3 (Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98/ME, Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows NT are not supported), Microsoft Windows Vista™, Microsoft Windows 7

Minimum hardware requirements:
Windows XP SP3
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or equivalent
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB or greater, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB or greater, Pixel shader 2.0 and above.

Windows Vista™ SP2 / Windows 7
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 1.5 GB
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB or greater, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 256MB or greater, Pixel shader 2.0 and above.

8 GB available hard disk space
8x DVD-ROM drive
DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Sega Have Released New Sonic Colours Screenshots For The Wii And DS Versions Of The Game

Sega have released new screenshots for both the Wii and DS versions of Sonic Colours, as well as releasing new artwork. The Artwork Sega have released are from a couple of levels and some characters. The Wii Screenshots appear to be from the same two levels. having both the same levels shows the difference between the DS 2D version of the game and the Wii's 3D world version of the levels. The DS Screenshots show that a boss battle maynot be in 2D as the boss shown appears to be a 3D world.




Capcom Announce A Okamiden Chibiterasu Plushie Is Coming Out In Ocotber in Japan

Capcom have announced that a Chibiterasu plushie is coming out in Japan for ¥5,040 in October. The plushie is around 45cm and Capcom say the Plushie is nearly life size. The Okamiden character can be pre-ordered of Capcom's e online store.

From Capcom Unity

Marvel Reveal The Daredevil And Dr Octopus Little Big Planet Costumes

Marvel have revealed the Daredevil and Dr Octopus costumes coming to Little Big Planet. these costumes are part of the selection that will be released from 6th July.


Dr Octopus

Daredevil From Marvel
Dr Octopus From Marvel

Namco Bandai Have Released A New Gameplay Video For Family Trainer: Treasure Adventure

Namco Bandai Have Released a new trailer for the Nintendo Wii game, Family Trainer: Treasure Adventure. This Game Play video shows both multiplayer and singleplayer action, showing how the on screen prompts and your actions effect gameplay in either a good way or bad way.

Namco Bandai Have Released New Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Screenshots

Namco Bandai have released new screenshots for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 306 game, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2. These screenshots are in-game and show Naruto in separate fights with Lars,Orochimaru and Sasuke, and Sasuke fighting with Itachi.


Namco Bandai Have Released New Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team Screenshots And A Trailer

Namco Bandai have released new screenshots and a trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team on the PSP. The trailer shows off the games main features, like the 2 on 2 battles and a 3D world to fight in. the trailer also shows that 2 fighters on a team can both do a joint attack on an opposing fighter. The screenshots also show this joint attack, as well as 2 on 2 and 2 on 1 fighting. several familiar Dragon Ball Z locations and characters are shown off in both the trailer and the screenshots.


Namco Bandai Have Released New Screenshots For Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2

Namco Bandai have released new screenshots for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 game, Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2. These screenshots show 1 on 1 fighting between a variety of characters in several locations.


Namco Bandai Have Released A Load Of New Screenshots For Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood On The PSP

Namco Bandai have released loads of new screenshots for Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. This PSP game is set in the new anime world of Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood and not the original Full Metal Alchemist World. The screenshots mostly show nearly all the main characters in the game, and Anime, either talking to each other or fighting each other.


Namco Bandai Have Released 8 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 Gameplay Videos

Namco Bandai have released 8 new gameplay videos for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3. 7 of the videos are fights, either 2 on 2, 1 on 1, or 1 on 3. the other video details the Master Road mode in the game. Many different fighters are shown in the videos as well as many of their fighting moves and styles. several locations are also shown off in the videos.

Naruto vs Kakuzu

Asuma & Shikimaru Vs Kakuzu & Hidan

Naruto vs Konan vs Tobi vs Possessed Kabuto

Hidan vs Asuma

Nartuo &Yamato vs Sasuke & Orochimaru

Jugo vs Sasuke & Suigetsu & Karin

Minato & Naruto vs Obito & Young Kakashi

Master Road Mode

Namco Bandai Have Released Plenty Of New Screenshots For Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3

Namco Bandai have released several new screenshots from the upcoming PSP game, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3. these screenshots are from all aspects of the game, showing battles, menus, items, missions, and many many more. Several locations and characters are also shown in these screenshots


Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Thursday 1st July

This is all the news from Thursday 1st July.

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Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Wednesday 30th June
  • its reported Shigeru Miyamoto wants to finish Pikmin 3 soon to start new game. his new interest is swimming
  • 360: The Medal Of Honor Beta has been delayed again. EA are still working on a fix for 360 only issues
  • 360: Frontier, the developers behind Kinectimals, deny that any tech from kate & Milo is in Kinectimals
  • Roger Ebert says he made a mistake saying games couldn't be art, says a game in the future could be great art
  • Gore Verbinski says he still intends on making the BioShock movie, working with Juan Carlos to reduce the budget
  • Wii: THQ Admit they are pushing the Wii to its limits with de Blob 2. admit the game is much tighter and defined
  • LucasArts say the The Force Unleashed 2 ending isbold, it'll surprise fans. they'll question the sagas future
  • QTE Blog: Marvel Reveal Mystique Little Big Planet Costumes
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • Sony has defended its use of Glasses for 3D, wants to work with Nintendo to push 3D, Say Glasses offer better 3D
  • A CV From Chris Mcclure mentions Need For Speed: Shift 2, but EA has yet to confirm this game is in development
  • QTE Blog: EA Release 2 New DeathSpank Videos
  • 3DS: THQ Confirm the 3DS Saints Row game is called Saint's Row Drive By
  • PC: Blizzard have revealed that the Cataclysm expansion for World Of Warcraft is currently in a closed Beta
  • 360: Fable 3 will be released digitally on XBL in an episodic way, the first chapter/hour will be free
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released A Launch Trailer For Puzzle Quest 2
  • PS3: Sony will shut down the Eye of Judgement servers on 30th September.
  • PS3: David Cage admits Heavy Rain DLC may never be made, Heavy Rain story won't ever be fully told now
  • Marvel ultimate Alliance DLC is returning to XBLA and PSN. new DLC is coming with 5 characters and new challenge missions
  • 2K game announce that a new single player add on for BioShock 2 is coming on 3rd August, also has 6 new maps, 7 trophies
  • PS3: Home's Jack Buser says "… it is a very good business model...and quite profitable..." says Home is a huge success
  • THQ say Metro 2034 should come to PS3. the PC to 360 port of Metro 2033 took only 19 days