Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sony Announce The Hulu Plus App Is Out Now And Detail How To Access It

Sony has announced that Playstation Plus subscribers are now able to download the Hulu Plus App from the PSN, in the Playstation Plus Section. the app is only 28MB and once its installed, you need to start it and request an invitation to Hulu Plus. If you are accepted into the preview period, you will be granted access to Hulu Plus, as long as you pay the $9.99 per month Hulu fee. Hulu Plus will be available for all Playstation 3 owners in the next few months.

From USA Playstation Blog

Nintendo Announce Professor Layton And The Unwound Future Is Now Coming Out On The 12th September

Nintendo have announced that the USA Release Of Professor Layton And The Unwound Future has been brought forward a week and it will now come out on 12th September.

Press Release

The future will arrive sooner than expected for fans of LEVEL-5's acclaimed Professor Layton video game series. Nintendo of America has announced a new launch date of Sept. 12 for Professor Layton and the Unwound Future™, a new hand-held adventure created exclusively for the top-selling Nintendo DS™ family of portable game systems. Previously scheduled for release on Sept. 20, the game will now be available a week earlier, treating newcomers and experienced players alike to a mesmerizing mix of mystery, time travel and puzzle-solving fun.

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future places the professor and his trusted apprentice at the center of a spellbinding adventure after they receive a strange letter sent from 10 years in the future. Players must wind their way through more than 165 mind-bending puzzles as they decipher clues and strive to unlock a time-twisting mystery that threatens to plunge London into chaos. Featuring richly rendered graphics and an engaging storyline, the Professor Layton game series has sold nearly 1.4 million units in the United States.

Nintendo Reveal Wii And DS Software Releases For Q3 2010

Nintendo UK have revealed the current release dates for many Wii and DS/DSi games. the main reveals include confirmation that Metroid: Other M is coming to Wii on 3rd September and A Shadows Tale Is Coming This Autumn.


27th August
Grease (505 Games)
Gunblade New York/LA Machineguns (SEGA)

America's Next Top Model (Mastertronic Group Limited)

3rd September
Tetris Party Deluxe (Wii and Nintendo DS) (Nintendo)
Metroid: Other M (Nintendo)

16th September
Club Penguin : Game Day (Disney Interactive Studios)
Disney Sing It : Family Hits (Disney Interactive Studios)

17th September
All Round Hunter (505 Games)
Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Warner Bros. Interactive

23rd September
Disney Sing It : Party Hits (Disney Interactive Studios)

24th September
Scooby Doo: Spooky Swamp (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

30th September
U-SING volume 2 (Mindscape)

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Activision)
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (Activision)

A Shadow's Tale (HUDSON SOFT)
Beyblade: Metal Fusion (HUDSON SOFT)
Def Jam Rapstar (Konami)
Sports Island 3 (HUDSON SOFT)
PES 2011 (Konami)

Gormiti: The Lords of Nature (Konami)
Ben 10 (Konami) - WiiWare
My Aquarium 2 (HUDSON SOFT) - WiiWare
The Last Airbender (THQ) - WiiWare


23rd July
DRAGON QUEST® IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies™ (Nintendo)
Cats & Dogs (505 Games)

Disney Fireworks (Disney Interactive Studios) - DSiWare

5th August
Sorceror's Apprentice (Disney Interactive Studios)

6th August
Art Academy: Learn painting and drawing techniques with stepby-
step training (Nintendo)

27th August
Grease (505 Games)

America's Next Top Model (Mastertronic Group Limited)
Witches & Vampires - Ghost Pirates of Ashburry (Mastertronic Group
Limited) - DSiWare
Witches & Vampires - Secrets of Ashburry (Mastertronic Group Limited)

3rd September
Tetris Party Deluxe (Wii and Nintendo DS) (Nintendo)
Camp Rock 2 : Final Jam (Disney Interactive Studios)

9th September
TinkerBell and the Great Fairy Rescue (Disney Interactive Studios)

10th September
Batman Brave and the Bold (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

17th September
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (Nintendo)
Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Warner Bros. Interactive

24th September
Face Training: Facial exercises to strengthen and relax from
Fumiko Inudo (Nintendo)
Scooby Doo: Spooky Swamp (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Playmobil: Top Agents (JoWooD)
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (Activision)

Beyblade: Metal Fusion (HUDSON SOFT)

Gormiti: The Lords of Nature (Konami)
Frogger Returns (Konami) - DSiWare
Puzzle Baby Animals (Tivola Publishing GmbH) - DSiWare
Puzzle Planets ans Universe (Tivola Publishing GmbH) - DSiWare
Puzzle Sightseeing (Tivola Publishing GmbH) - DSiWare
The Last Airbender (THQ) - DSiWare

From Nintendo UK (PDF Warning)

New Zero Punctuation - Super Mario Galaxy 2

This weeks Zero Punctuation is on Super Mario Galaxy 2. can Yahztee look past the similarities with Super Mario Galaxy and see the good in the game, or is this just 1 Mario spin-off game too far?

UK PSN Update 14/07/2010

Special Offers
PS3: After Burner Climax [£3.99]
PS3: Worms [£5.19]
PS3: Lead and Gold: Gangs Of The Wild West [£5.49]
PS3: Little Big Planet – Monsters Costume Kit [£1.19]
PS3: Little Big Planet – Monsters Level Kit [£1.59]
PSP: Buzz Quiz World [£9.99]
PSP: Little Big Planet – The Wilderness Theme Level Kit [£1.19]
PSP: Little Big Planet – The Temples Theme Level Kit [£1.19]
PSP: Half Minute Hero [£11.99]
PS1: Disney's Tarzan [£3.19]
Minis: NormalTanks [£1.74]

New PSP Essentials
World Of Pool [£6.29]
WWII: Battle Over The Pacific [£6.29]
Breath of Fire 3 [£7.99]
Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded [£7.99]
Darkstalkers Chronicle [£7.99]
Mega Man Maverick Hunter x [£7.99]
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [£7.99]
Power Stone Collection [£7.99]
Burnout Legends [£7.99]
Staeshift [£6.29]
Capcom Puzzle World [£7.99]

PS3 Games
FirstPlay Episode 015 [£0.99]
FirstPlay 90 Day Subscription [£8.99]
DeathSpank [£9.99]
Trine – New Level “Path to new Dawn” [£0.79]
Death Track – Hari 108 Gamepack [£0.79]
Red Dead Redemption – Out laws To The End Co-Op Pack [Free]


Guitar Hero 5
Avenged Sevenfold Track Pack [£4.39]
“Afterlife” by Avenged Sevenfold [£1.59]
“Almost Easy” by Avenged Sevenfold [£1.59]
“Scream” by Avenged Sevenfold [£1.59]

Rock Band
“Get Out” by The Vines [£0.99]
“He's A Rocker” by The Vines [£0.99]
“Orange Amber” by The Vines [£0.99]
“Outtathaway” by The Vines [£0.99]
“Ride” by The Vines [£0.99]
“Future Perfect Tense” by Sweet Billy Pilgrim [£0.99]

Rock Band Network Latest
“Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over” by Devil Wears Prada [£0.99]
“The Girl at the Video Game Store” by Parry Gripp [£0.59]
“Top Back” by Alias Unknown [£0.59]
“Trippolette” by Andrew Buch [£0.99]
“you All Everybody” by Drive Shaft [£0.59]

DJ Hero

Karaoke Revolution




Dynamic Theme

PSN ID Avatars
Crash Commando – Army Chick [£0.20]
Crash Commando – Colonel Chaos [£0.20]
Crash Commando – Gangsta Rapper [£0.20]
Crash Commando – Grunt [£0.20]
EyePet – Food Bowl [£0.20]
EyePet – Pet Lying On Back [£0.20]
EyePet – Angel Pet [£0.20]
EyePet – Bowling Pet [£0.20]
EyePet – Pet With Paws Up [£0.20]

PS1 Classic

Pro Cycling Manager 2010 [£31.99]
TNA iMPACT! Cross The Line [£23.99]
Armored Core: Last Raven Portable [£11.99]
SOCOM : Fireteam Bravo – Australian SASR Pack [Free]
SOCOM : Fireteam Bravo – Kommando Spezialkräfte [Free]
SOCOM : Fireteam Bravo – Special Air Services [Free]
SOCOM : Fireteam Bravo – Korean 707 SMB Pack [Free[

Car Jack Streets [£3.49]
Pallurikio [£3.49]
Archibald's Adventures [£2.49]
Star Hammer Tactics [£2.49]
Piyotama [£3.19]
Championship Manager 2010 Express [£4.99]





This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's EU Playstation Blog has detailed the comics coming out today on the PSP Digital Comic store. There is a free comic this week, Azure from DC Comics.

* 2000AD Prog #1688 2000AD
* Astonishing Tales (2009) #5 Marvel
* Azure #1 (FREE) DC Comics
* Batman: Year One #4 DC Comics
* Criminal: The Sinners (2008) #3 & #4 Icon
* Devi #8 Liquid Comics
* DMZ #13: Public Works #1 DC Comics
* Donald Duck and the Niece of the Black Corsair Disney
* DoubleDuck #6: Souvenir de Paris Disney
* Fables #15: Storybook Love #2 DC Comics
* Fethry Duck and the Unloseable Challenge Disney
* Gen13 #21 DC Comics
* God of War #2 DC Comics
* Green Lantern: Secret Origin #4 DC Comics
* Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War: Parts 5 & 6 DC Comics
* High Moon #3 DC Comics
* Hope Falls #4 Markosia
* Huey, Duey and Louie and the Day Before The Exams Disney
* Justice League: Generation Lost #5 DC Comics
* Kingdom Come #1 DC Comics
* Marvel Zombies 2 (2007) #2 Marvel
* Planetary/Batman #1 DC Comics
* Ramayan 3392 AD #8 Liquid Comics
* Snakewoman #8 Liquid Comics
* Stormwatch PHD #13 DC Comics
* The Authority #1 DC Comics
* The Invaders (1975) #1-#4 Marvel
* The Night Owls #2 DC Comics
* The Sadhu #8 Liquid Comics
* The Unwritten #2 DC Comics
* Transformers: Lost In Space #3 (UK & Ireland only) Titan Comics
* Wildcats #1 DC Comics
* X-Mickey #15: The Toymaker Disney

From EU Playstation Blog

Atari Announce A Re-Imagined Haunted House Is Coming To Wii, Xbox Live Arcade, And PC's This Fall

Atari have announced that a re-imagined Haunted House is coming out this fall on Wii, XBLA, and PC. Haunted House was originally released on the Atari 2600 and this new version is still set in the Graves Mansion but now you play as the grandchildren of the original character, who mysteriously disappeared over 30 years ago in the Mansion. You have to explore the mansion, whilst being chased by poltergeists, haunted by Skeletons, and being exhausted from battles with creepy creatures, looking for 4 lost pieces of a magical urn. The game has 3D environments full of hidden treasures and puzzles and at the end of the game you will face Zachary Graves.

Press Release

NEW YORK , July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Enter the Haunted House, if you dare. Atari's classic groundbreaking game has returned with more chills, cool new unlockables and plenty of spooky new enemies. The terrifying fun that lies within Graves Mansion is back as Atari, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, scares up its legendary classic, Haunted House -- re-imagined for a new generation of gamers in celebration of the title's 30th anniversary. Haunted House will take control of Wii®, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC Download this fall, with suspense filled challenges, new chilling environments and more frightful enemies than ever before.

Haunted House pays homage to the classic favorite as players fight for their lives in Graves Mansion as the grandchildren of the original character that disappeared without a trace in the evil mansion over 30 years ago. Chased by pesky poltergeists, haunted by scary skeletons and exhausted from battles with creepy creatures, players are in a goosebump-educing fight to explore the dark and creepy depths of Graves Mansion in search of the four lost pieces of the magical urn. The player's goal is to reassemble the urn and defend their family's legacy with the aid of mystical tomes, powerful light sources and multiple keys.

"The glowing eyes and mysterious urn of Haunted House still resonates with gamers who made the original franchise a blockbuster hit," says Jim Wilson, President of Atari. "Atari looks forward to introducing a new generation of gamers to the fun and suspense of Graves Mansion and bringing families together with the magic that is Haunted House."

The pick up-and-play arcade-style adventure allows players to jump right in and begin battling for their family's legacy and explore the dark and mysterious levels. An eerie, 3D rich environment of towers, basements and catacombs draws players into the haunted world and cursed story. Find hidden treasures, solve puzzles, fight bosses, and navigate through the spooky mansion and multiple levels on the way to a showdown with Zachary Graves.

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Atari group is a global creator, producer and publisher of interactive entertainment for key platforms, including online (casual, social, MMO), PC, consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, and advanced smart phones (i.e. iPhone, Android and RIM devices).

Atari benefits from the strength of its worldwide brand and its extensive catalogue of iconic game franchises (Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Lunar Lander®), original owned franchises (Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®, Champions Online) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters®, Rollercoaster Tycoon®, Dungeons and Dragons®, Star Trek).
To play games and get other information please visit

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ImaginEngine is a leading studio in the development of quality children's titles and casual title software. The ImaginEngine team is known for its award-winning, commercially successful console, handheld, PC and online games. ImaginEngine specializes in creating entertaining family-friendly experiences for kids and adults to enjoy. The studio has shipped nearly 200 titles across major platforms. ImaginEngine is a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio, and is located in Framingham, MA. For more information please visit:

Sony Announce Over 1 Million Playstation Mini's Have Been Downloaded

Sony have announced that over 1 Million Playstation Mini's have been sold across the USA and PAL territories. There are currently over 85 Mini's available to buy, from 50 developers. Sony has released this chart of the top 10 selling Playstation Mini's that can be played on both the PS3 and PSP:

1. Age of Zombies
2. Monopoly
3. Fieldrunners
4. Zombie Tycoon
5. Bloons
6. Spot The Differences!
7. Pinball Fantasies
8. Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2
9. Yetisports Pengu Throw
10. Breakquest

From EU Playstation Blog

Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Tuesday 13th July

This is all the news from Tuesday 13th 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 Monday 12th July
  • 3DS: 3DS Producer, Hideo Konno, says the model shown at E3 was its final shape, any changes likely to be small
  • TIGA and ELSPA announce they've formed a "Steering Committee" to investigate why the UK government stopped the Tax Break
  • The ESRB accidentally releases the Email addresses of near 1000 people who complained about RealID when replying to them
  • Namco Bandai's Twitter page is asking fans what PS1 games they want to appear as a PS1 Classic on the PSN
  • 360: Kinect cannot be sold in China as the Xbox 360 itself cannot be sold there. there's no word if they'll appeal
  • PS3: Hello Games reveal Joe Danger broke even on its release day, with around 50K copies sold in first week
  • 360: Hello Games Says XBLA is a "slaughterhouse" for small devs, nearly 47% of XBLA games sell 25K or less, 17% sell 200K
  • 360: Microsoft reveal that Destination Arcade will only be available during Summer of Arcade
  • 360: lists a Xbox Slim Arcade unit with 4GB Memory, coming August for €148.99
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released A New Trailer And Screenshots For Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
  • 3DS: Tag mode is built into 3DS, each compatible game will get own Tag Mode Data Slot, Tag Mode viewer also coming
  • 360: Wallmart has a Kinect Bundle, for $200 you get Kinect and 1 of Kinects Launch Games and a $30 Wallmart eGift card
  • QTE Blog: Sony Ask Fans What Games They Want To See As Part Of Playstation Plus
  • SEGA's Mike Hayes says they will be revealing 2 ‘major hardcore’ games during 2010. 1 set for 2011, the other 2012
  • Cavia, the developers of Neir, as been closed by AQ Interactive. AQ will higher any employees left over from the closure
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce The Upcoming ModNation Racers patch Adds A Casual Career Difficulty
  • 360:BioWare are looking into Kinect + pads being used together as hybrid controller. optimistic about Kinect + core games
  • 360: both Microsoft and Chris Cashman don't know if there'll be a Season 3 of 1vs100 or when it could be
  • Yoshinori Ono confirms that any changes made to Super Street Fighter IV for its arcade release could come to consoles
  • IllFonic announce they are bring Nexuiz to XBLA and PSN this winter, it'll be powered by the CryEngine 3.
  • 3DS: SEGA’s Mike Hayes says they have 3DS titles coming at or near its launch. Say Nintendo's managed it well + more
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Announce The Forza 3 "World Class Car Pack" Is Out Now For 400 MS Points