Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sony Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer And Screenshots For Dead Nation

Sony have released new screenshots and a gameplay trailer for Dead Nation. The Gameplay trailer is designed to show that the Zombies in the game aren't completely mindless, they still have a piece of who they were. the trailer shows what happens when the main character comes up to a baseball stadium and find a coach full of ex players. On the Playstation blog, they say that there will be a large number of zombie types that reflect on the locals and jobs they do when they became Zombies. A Larger GamesCom announcement/reveal is teased also.


From EU and USA Playstation Blog

Capcom Announce Dead Rising 2: Case 0 Is Coming Out On XBLA For 400 MS Points On 31st August

Capcom have announced that Dead Rising 2: Case 0, the Xbox Live Arcade Exclusive Prequel to Dead Rising 2, is set to come out on 31st August for 400 MS Points. Dead Rising 2 is released afterwards, on 28th September in the USA, 30th September in Japan, and the EU and Australia on 1st October.

Capcom have also revealed that for those who buy Dead Rising 2 on the Xbox 360 after playing Dead Rising 2: Case 0 will be able to carry over character attributes from Case 0 into Dead Rising 2. these include things like Player level, up to level 5, Prestige Points, Combo Cards, and alternate outfits.

Press Release

London, UK – July 22nd, 2010 – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Dead Rising® 2: CASE ZERO, will be available on August 31st exclusively to Xbox 360® gamers via Xbox Live® Arcade online gaming service from Microsoft at a cost of 400MPs. A unique and stand alone piece of content, Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO acts as a prologue, introducing players to the main protagonist, Chuck Greene and provides a glimpse of the action to come when Dead Rising 2 releases in North America on September 28th, Japan on September 30th and throughout European and Australian territories on October 1st.

Set two years after the Willamette incident chronicled in the original Dead Rising® and three years before the start of Dead Rising 2, Chuck along with his young infected daughter, Katey, find themselves trapped in the zombie infested desert town of Still Creek. It’s up to Chuck to find a way out of town, and locate the Zombrex Katey must take to prevent her from joining the ranks of the undead.

Just like in the full game, players in Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO will use Chuck’s handyman skills and a roll of duct tape to combine two items to create powerful combo weapons. Not only do combo weapons make killing zombie sprees more fun but they also have the added benefit of earning Chuck additional ‘Prestige Points’ which in turn result in quicker levelling up.

Players who download Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO and then go on to buy Dead Rising 2 will be able to carry over character attributes earned such as ‘Player Level’, to a maximum of five, ‘Prestige Points’ alongside skills, ‘Combo Cards’ and a number of alternate outfits.

“With Dead Rising 2: CASE ZERO we had two goals: provide newcomers with an easy point of entry to the Dead Rising universe, and give fans of the series an insight into what took place after Frank West survived the outbreak at the Willamette Mall,” said Keiji Inafune, Capcom’s Head of R&D Management Group and Executive Producer for Dead Rising 2. “We have certainly achieved both of these ambitions but I am equally pleased that we are able to give gamers so much unique and entertaining content at such a great price.”

Microsoft Have Released New Screenshots For Fable 3

Microsoft have released new screenshots for Fable 3. these screenshots show a few aspects of the game and they appear to be in-game.


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Have Released New Lego Universe Videos And Screenshots

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released 3 new Videos for Lego Universe as well as new screenshots for the game and artwork for the Darkling Samurai Character. The Factions trailer details the games 4 main factions, their differences and what special abilities they bring to your character. the video also details some back story for the game as well as the enemies in the video. The Pet taming video details how to get pets in the game and how important they are to you exploring the world. The L.U.P video shows how the Lego community have been involved in the game, showing how they've added to the game as well as providing back story to how they got involved.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have also released new screenshots for Lego Universe. the first lot of screenshots show how you can customise what your Lego creations do in the game, the examples shown are cannons and helicopters. The other screenshots show battles and exploring. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have also released the artwork for the Darkling Samurai. this artwork shows how the pencil drawings of the character evolved into the game as well as how to defeat it.

Factions Trailer

Pet Taming

Behind The Scenes With L.U.P.


Darkling Samurai Art

Press Release

An epic battle between creativity and chaos is brewing in LEGO Universe. Darklings are on the attack, and the Nexus Force is calling on all brave Minifigures to defend against the Maelstrom before it snuffs out the heart of LEGO Universe – Imagination.

In hopes of recruiting new members at Comic-Con, Nexus Force leaders - the founding explorers of LEGO Universe - have released new images straight from the battlefield. New screenshots show the Nexus Force in action, taking on negative Maelstrom forces and putting creativity to work, from Gnarled Forest and Forbidden Valley to Pet Cove, personal properties and beyond. Nexus Force members are also busy building some truly impressive creations to help restore Imagination levels.

Two new videos have also emerged from LEGO Universe this week. The first gives an inside look at Pet Cove, and the second new video introduces the four Factions that compose the Nexus Force alliance: Assembly, Sentinels, Paradox and Venture League. Each Faction embodies a different spirit of play – something for everyone – imaginative builders, chivalrous warriors, cunning ninjas and adventurous explorers. All four Factions are dedicated to protecting imagination and eliminating the Maelstrom. They desperately need your help to battle darkness when LEGO Universe launches this October.

Additionally, a third new video tells the tale of the LEGO Universe Partners (LUP) program – a group of mega LEGO fans who are working alongside professional developers to build the game. In the video, Steve Barker, an inspiring brick designer and lead LUP, takes you behind the scene. Steve is also on the LEGO Universe panel at Comic-Con this Sunday.

LEGO Universe is on display this week at San Diego Comic-Con, from July 22 – 25. Attendees can stop by the LEGO booth (#2829) to take advantage of live game demos, booth giveaways, art signings, and special pre-order bonus gifts. The creative minds behind LEGO Universe will give an on-stage presentation on Sunday, July 25th at 11:30am (room 5AB), offering a behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing LEGO worlds to life through storytelling, innovative building and fan collaboration.

To learn more about LEGO Universe, please

Square Enix Announce Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Is Coming To The PSP

Square Enix have announced that Tactics Ogre is coming to the PSP. The original version of this game never came out in Europe, it only was released in Japan on the Super Nintendo. This New version of the game has been re-built for the PSP with new features added, whilst keeping the games original 16Bit look and charm. the game is set to come out in Europe soon. Details on the game are light at the moment, but Square Enix say they'll reveal more about it later.


From EU Playstation Blog

Sega Announce The Guardian Advanced Content Pack For Phantasy Star Universe Is Out Now And The Ambition of the Illuminus Is Now Free

Sega have announced that the long awaited Guardian Advanced Content Pack for The Xbox 360 version of Phantasy Star Universe is out now. this pack was previously known as the Supplemental update, when it was released in Japan. In Celebration of this releases, Sega have announced that the Ambition of the Illuminus pack has now been reduced in price to Free, and it will forever be free.

The Guardian Advanced Content Pack brings more customisation options to the game as well as upgrades to abilities and classes. an example of this can be seen with the Techer class; it has been given some boosts to make it more versatile and useful in both Solo and Group Play. This pack also adds AEXP, Advanced Experience Points, a type of experience that all players can gain and use at the games level cap to customise abilities. An example would be adding damage modifiers to weapons or defensive modifiers. New Group missions, with the tag /R, have been added and they are designed for groups.


From Sega's USA Blog

Sony Have Released A Teaser Trailer For DC Universe Online

Sony's EU Playstation Blog has released a teaser trailer for DC Universe Online. this CGi trailer is brief, but it does show super heroes and super villains fighting. around them the city is in ruins, and it ends with a angry looking Super Man. This teaser trailer is most likely a heavily edited version of a full length CGi trailer.

The blog post also teases that "something legendary is about to happen…" on the EU Playstation Blog.

From EU Playstation Blog

Black Bean Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For WRC

Black Bean have released a new gameplay trailer for WRC. this trailer features many cars in this years WRC, and shows them driving a variety of tracks. the trailer shows damage on the cars, gameplay from inside the cars, crashes, and that driving a rally car means you use all the road.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Batman: The Brave And The Bold On The Wii

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released new screenshots and a trailer for the Nintendo Wii version of Batman: The Brave And The Bold The Videogame. The trailer Features alot of In-game action with Batman and Green Lantern, showing them making their way through levels and attacking bad guys. The Screenshots are also in-game, but they are a mix of in-game action and in-game cutscenes, and like the trailer, they focus on the co-op gameplay in the game.


Fact Sheet

Play through exciting escapades in a fun and interactive way on Wii and Nintendo DS as the hit animated series comes to life in Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame. Team up in the ultimate co-op adventure and battle as Batman along with his powerful posse including Green Lantern, Robin, Hawkman and Blue Beetle, or call in the help of drop-in heroes such as The Flash and Aquaman to squash enemies. Using Batman’s legendary gadgets, take on the most notorious villains in the DC Universe in the fight for justice. Players will face-off against evil in a variety of locations from crime filled alleys, strange alien planets, mysterious laboratories and beyond. Fight crime, solve puzzles, experience interplanetary travel and more as you go behind the cowl of the Caped Crusader and discover what it’s like to be a superhero in Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame!

*Team Focused Superhero Gameplay: Play along with family and friends in two-player co-op mode as Batman or one of his powerful allies including Robin, and call in the help of drop-in heroes such as The Flash.
*Play the Show: Experience a true interactive adaptation of the cartoon classic with feature-quality character animation, the show's full VO cast, and all the same great writing, humour, and action!
*Cool Gadgets and Unlockables: Use Batman’s iconic gadgets including his Batarang, Jet Booster, belt sword and more to complete missions. Unlock and upgrade new gadgets and team up with new heroes as you fight your way to justice.
*Journey to Foreign Lands: Battle through four unique environments including Gotham City, London, Science Island and Planet Oa.
*Fight Dastardly Villains: Just like the show, kick off each game episode mid-battle, followed by epic boss encounters with villains such as Catwoman, Gorilla Grodd and Gentleman Ghost.
*Wii/Nintendo DS Interconnectivity: Link the Nintendo DS version to the Wii version to unlock Bat-Mite as a playable character that can be controlled with the Nintendo DS. Be helpful or mischievous while fighting alongside the heroes.

Nordic Games And EMI Music Announce We Sing Robbie Williams For The Nintendo Wii

Nordic Games and EMi Music have announced We Sing Robbie Williams for the Nintendo Wii. We Sing Robbie Williams features 25 tracks from Robbie Williams, each will be accompanied by the original music video. The release of this game will coincide with the Robbie Williams Greatest hits album called "Out Of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010," in October 2010.

Press Release

Thursday 22nd July 2010: For the first time ever Robbie Williams is set to star in his own singing video game, thanks to an agreement between Nordic Games and EMI Music, allowing fans around the world to celebrate 20 years of popular hits.

We Sing Robbie Williams will feature 25 tracks from the chart-topping artist, which will be accompanied by all the original videos making it a true celebration of the British born, multimillion selling pop star.

The release of the game will coincide with Robbie Williams’ definitive greatest hits album entitled In And Out Of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010. Spanning 20 years, the album is testament to his incredible success as the UK’s biggest selling solo artist.

“After 20 years in the business, Robbie's fanbase covers practically every age group, and both genders – that represents a massive percentage of the population who will want to play the We Sing version of the game,” says Nik Blower, Nordic Games Sales and Marketing Director. “This is a huge deal for Nordic Games and a real first in the gaming world.”

Rafael McDonnell , Senior Vice President for Brand Partnerships, Licensing & Synchronisation at EMI Music, said: “EMI has been at the forefront of working with the gaming industry and recorded music, with artists such as Robbie embracing this important format. We are really proud to be able to offer the opportunity for all of Robbie's fans to get the chance to sing along to their favourite hits with this new and exciting game, and celebrate Robbie's 20 years in the music industry."

The full tracklisting for We Sing Robbie Williams is still to be announced but with a vast array of tracks to choose from, such as Angels, Rock DJ, Let Me Entertain You, She’s The One and Old Before I Die, it’s sure to appeal to fans of all ages.

Robbie Williams started his career at the tender age of 16 when he joined Take That as a dancer and singer. He left the group in 1995 to go solo. He has sold 57 million albums (including over a million copies of his last record, 'Reality Killed The Video Star' in the UK alone), 11 million singles, and has had seven UK No.1 albums making him the biggest selling solo artist in the UK. Earlier this year he picked up the Outstanding Contribution To Music BRIT Award.

EMI and Nordic Games are working to tie in the release of the game with his definitive greatest hits album, In And Out Of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010 scheduled for release in October 2010. We Sing Robbie Williams will be available for Wii in October 2010.


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About Nordic Games Publishing AB
Nordic Games Publishing is the wholly owned publishing arm of Game Outlet Europe AB. Started in 2008, Nordic Games has the philosophy of publishing great games at great prices. Nordic Games published the MCV award nominated We Sing, 2009’s best-selling WiiTM singing game across the PAL territories. We Sing is the only singing game to support four microphones and includes songs from a variety of the best music labels. The follow-up, We Sing Encore is slated for release in August. Nordic Games continues to enjoy commercial success with two multiformat releases under the Dance Party banner. More titles are in development and will be announced soon.


About EMI
EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies. EMI Music represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Latin, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin. Its EMI Music Services unit provides EMI’s roster of artists – as well as independent labels and artists – with a global menu of commercial services and seamless access to an expanding range of revenue streams.

UK PSN Update 21/07/2010

Special Offers
PS3: Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists Of Plastic [£3.99]
PS3: Revenge of The wounded Dragons [£3.99]
PS3: Final Fight: Double Impact [£3.99]
PS3: Street Figher 2 Turbo HD Remix [£5.49]
PS3: Mortal Kombat II [£2.39]
PS3: Street Fighter IV – Complete Alternate Costume Pack [£4.79]
PS3: Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists Of Plastic – Time Savers Pack [£1.19]

New PSP Essentials
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max [£7.99]
Petz My Baby Hamster [£7.99]

PS3 Games
FirstPlay Episode 016 [£0.99]
FirstPlay 90 Day Subscription [£8.99]
Little Big Planet – Marvel Costume Kit 2 [£4.79]
Little Big Planet – Thor Costume [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – Spider Man Costume [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – Elektra Costume [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – Ghost Rider Costume [£1.59]
Little Big Planet – Human Torch Costume [£1.59]
ModNation Racers – Sheriff Sirloin Pack [£1.39]
Zen Pinball – Mars Table [£1.59]

Kayne & lynch 2: Dog Days

Guitar Hero 5
Disturbed Track Pack [£4.39]
“Down With The Sickness” by Disturbed [£1.59]
“Indestructible” by Disturbed [£1.59]
“Stricken” by Disturbed [£1.59]

Rock Band
Iggy Pop And The Stooges Pack 1 [£3.49]
“1969” by Iggy Pop And The Stooges [£0.99]
“I Wanna Be your Dog” by Iggy Pop And The Stooges [£0.99]
“No Fun” by Iggy Pop And The Stooges [£0.99]
“New Dark Ages” by Bad Religion [£0.99]
“No Control” by Bad Religion [£0.99]
“Future Perfect Tense” by Sweet Billy Pilgrim [£0.99]

Rock Band Network Latest
“50,000 Unstoppable Watts” by Clutch [£0.99]
“Approach The Podium” by Winds Of Plague [£0.99]
“How We Roll” by Plush Gun [£0.99]
“Indigo Friends” by Reverend Horton Heat [£0.99]
“Stand For Something” by Skindred [£0.59]

DJ Hero

Karaoke Revolution


Fat Princess – Fat Roles Wallpaper 1
Fat Princess – Fat Roles Wallpaper 2


Dynamic Theme

PSN ID Avatars
Crash Commando – Jarhead [£0.20]
Crash Commando – Nuke'm Ninja [£0.20]
Crash Commando – Maid Mayhem[£0.20]
Crash Commando – Reggae Rasta [£0.20]
Pain – Brock [£0.20]
Pain – Cookie [£0.20]
Pain – Ed [£0.20]
Pain – Ginger [£0.20]
Pain – Hung [£0.20]
Pain – Jarvis [£0.20]
Pain – Kenny [£0.20]
Pain – Le Toot [£0.20]
Pain – Scurv [£0.20]
Pain – Tati [£0.20]

PS1 Classic

Gravity Crash [£6.29]
Little Big Planet – Fruit Salad Level Kit [£2.39]
Little Big Planet – Fruit Salad Costume [Free]
Buzz! - Celebrities Quiz [£3.19]

Young Thor [£3.99]
Artic Adventures: Polar's Puzzles [£3.49]





Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Wednesday 21st July

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 21st July

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 20th July
  • 360: The Medal of Honor beta has now started on the 360 for those who have a Beta Code. it ends 31st July
  • QTE Blog: EA Detail The Career Mode In MMA
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Tuesday 20th July
  • 360: Achievements for Final Fantasy XIII have appeared on Microsoft's Japan Site. The game is not out in Japan on 360
  • Arcade: A Japanese Flyer for Super Street Fighter IV Arcade reveals new challengers are coming to the game
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Trailer For Scott Pilgrim vs The World
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Trailer For Kung-Fu Live
  • USA Top Selling Games in 2010, Red Dead Redemption, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Modern Warfare 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2
  • PC: Square Enix have released updated recommended Specs for Final Fantasy XIV. its a jump over previous Specs
  • QTE Blog: Sega Announce Thor The Videogame Is In Development And Reveal Its Coming Out in Summer 2011
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • Concept Posters for a Hitman movie have emerged. they put it as coming out in 2011. Dosen't mean there is a movie coming
  • Tameem Antoniades says there won't be a sequel to Enslaved right away, if at all. games story done with no sequel in mind
  • QTE Blog: Gazillion Entertainment Reveal Super Hero Squad Online And Detail Their Comic-Con Appearance
  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Singularity
  • PSP: Square Enix announce that they are rebuilding Tactics Ogre, it'll still have a 16bit look but with new features
  • Square Enix announce Final Fantasy Legends: The Warriors of Light and Darkness for Japanese Phones, its out in September
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released A New Trailer For Family Party: Fitness Fun
  • PSP: Sega reveal that as well as Goro Majima, you can play as Kazuma Kiryu in the new Yakuza game
  • 11 states have been revealed to be in support with California's Bill banning the sale of violent games to minors
  • QTE Blog: Konami Announce Karaoke Revolution Glee For The Nintendo Wii And Release New Screenshots
  • QTE Blog: MIcrosoft And Epic Games Are Putting The Fate Of Carmine In Your Hands
  • QTE Blog: Telltale Have Released A Trailer For Sam and Max The Devil's Playhouse Episode 4 "Beyond The Alley of the ...
  • 360: Square Enix announce Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is coming out in Japan on 18th August for 1200 MS Points
  • 360: Amazon is reporting that Kinect needs at least 6 feet of space to work in.
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Have Released 3 New Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Trailers And Screenshots Revealing New Characters in The Gam...
  • QTE Blog: Sega Reveal Exclusive DLC For GameStop Pre-Orders Of Valkyria Chronicles II
  • PS3: A catalogue from Sony compares Wii,360,PS3 motion controllers. Favourably says Sony is Best, doesn't detail price
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce The Sly Collection Will Cost $39.99 When it Comes Out This Fall And All Games Support 3D
  • PS3: Sucker Punch say they won't release inFamous 2 unless it can compete with Uncharted 2, aiming for Game of The Year
  • PS3: Legend of Mana is coming out in Japan on 28th July for ¥600 as a PS1 Classic.
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Have Revealed The Voice Actors Providing Voices For DC Universe Online
  • QTE Blog: Atlus Announce Demon's Souls Servers Will Continue To Be Online Until At Least March 2011
  • Rockstar have confirmed that a upcoming patch for Red Dead Redemption will counter hacking and cheating
  • LucasArts reveal a pre-order incentive for Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2, Maulkiller skin and a silver saber crystal
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Announce 10 iPhone Games Are On Sale Now Until Sunday
  • South Peak Announce they've started legal action against Majesco regarding the right to publish My Baby titles in the USA
  • IO Interactive say the Hitman Posters was just concept art. it doesn't represent a new Hitman game