Monday, July 26, 2010

THQ Announce Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Is Now Coming To PC's As Well As The Playstation 3 And Xbox 360

THQ Have announced that Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is now coming to PC's as well as the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is currently set to come out worldwide in early 2011.

Press Release

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. July 26, 2010 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that its upcoming 3rd Person Action/Shooter, Warhammer® 40,000®: Space Marine®, will be shipping for the Windows PC in addition to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Combining intense melee and ranged combat, Space Marine puts players into the boots of one of humanity’s elite soldiers, genetically engineered and equipped with state of the art weapons and armor. Players are dropped right into the action as they battle to defend an Imperial Forge World, from an invasion by the savage and brutal Orks, using the most devastating weaponry mankind has at its disposal.

Jonathan Dowdeswell, General Manager of Relic Entertainment commented: “The loyal PC audience is incredibly important to us here at Relic so we are delighted to be able to announce the PC version of the game.”

Travis Plane, Vice President of Global Brand Management commented: “Delivering great content the fans want to play is the key goal in the core games division at THQ so we are pulling out all of the stops to make this the best possible game for PC and console audiences alike.”

Set in the rich Warhammer 40,000 universe created by Games Workshop®, Space Marine will be released worldwide for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and PC in early 2011.

About Space Marine

You are a Space Marine, one of humanity’s elite warriors, the last line of defence between mankind and its enemies. Through extensive genetic modification, psycho-chemical conditioning and years of rigorous training that would kill a normal man a Space Marine becomes superhuman.

When one of the industrial ‘Forge World’ planets where humanity creates its greatest weapons, comes under attack and the thousands of imperial soldiers stationed there are overwhelmed the only thing standing between this planet and its total destruction is your Space Marine. For more information, please visit

About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found THQ, Relic Entertainment and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “THQ”), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine video game for the PC, and are based upon management’s current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ’s financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2010, and particularly the discussion of risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Here are the games coming out in the USA on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare Services. there are 8 games coming out today, 1 on Virtual Console, 2 on WiiWare, and 5 on DSiWare.

Virtual Console

Aero The Acrobat
This is a 1 player game that costs 800 Wii Points. this is the Super Nintendo Version of the game. you play as Aero the Acrobat and you have to defeat Edgar Ektor, who has seized control of the world of Amusement.


Dive: The Medes Island Secret
This is a 1 player game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. in the game you play as John Sanders, a treasure hunter who recovers all types of ships from the bottom of the ocean.

Heavy Fire: Special Operations
This is a 1-2 player game that  costs 500 Wii Points. this is a arcade shooter set in the Middle East where you have to point your WiiMote at the screen and shoot at the enemies. as you play and win, you earn more powerful weapons. you can submit your best scores to world ranking.


Face Pilot: Fly With Your Nintendo DSi Camera!
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. in this game you can control your glider by your head movements. the game uses the DSi camera to track your face. the game comes with 3 different types of gameplay.

Crystal Monsters
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. in this game you are a Neo-Seed, someone who can see monsters, who has just discovered his own abilities. you set off on a journey to collect more than 160 monsters in an attempt to become the greatest Monster Breeder. you can use the camera to put your freinds faces on the monsters.

Puffins: Let's Race!
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 500 DSi Point. in this game you race puffins either against the clock or against opponents. there are power ups you can use as well as 4 different games modes and 8 tracks. you can play against friends using local Wi-Fi.

Petz Hamsterz Family
This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 DSi Points. in this game you have adopted a hamster and now you must look after him. you care for him be feeding them, playing and cleaning them, as well as keeping them warm. each hamster has their own personality to discover and grow.

Absolute BrickBuster
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this game has 2 gameplay modes, free play and challenge. there are 8 characters to pick from and special items you can use to break the bricks on screen.

Press Release

From dizzying heights to watery depths and everywhere in between, downloadable games for the Wii™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems can take you to some unforgettable places. New arrivals for the WiiWare™ service include the undersea adventure of Dive: The Medes Island Secret and the intense arcade-style action of Heavy Fire: Special Operations. Fans of the Virtual Console™ service can now enjoy high-flying fun from the Super NES™ era with AERO THE ACROBAT™. And for fresh gaming kicks on the go, check out the camera-based controls and customization options of Face Pilot™: Fly With Your Nintendo DSi Camera! or tangle with legions of battle-ready beasts in Crystal Monsters, both available via the Nintendo DSiWare™ service.

We've also got one last update for the "Big Name Games" section of the WarioWare™: D.I.Y.series, which features downloadable microgames from some of the industry's most talented figures. This week's additions come from the Treehouse, Nintendo's game localization team. All "Big Name Games" are available to download for zero Nintendo DSi Points™ to anyone with broadband Internet access and a copy of either WarioWare: D.I.Y. for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems or WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase software for the WiiWare service. Visit the Nintendo Channel on your Wii system today to learn more about these games.


Dive: The Medes Island Secret
Publisher: Cosmonaut Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: During the past five centuries, hundreds of ships flying every ensign have succumbed to the power of the ocean. Merchant boats, pirate ships, navy vessels – all have ended up covered in coral at the bottom of the ocean. All of them guarded secrets that remained hidden... until now. In Dive: The Medes Islands Secret, you are John Sanders, a treasure hunter and experienced diver who spends months planning and documenting a major expedition to locate and recover several ships of different ensigns around the world.

Heavy Fire: Special Operations
Publisher: Teyon
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Blood, Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Join an elite army unit in Heavy Fire: Special Operations, an arcade shooter for the WiiWare service. Play challenging missions in the Middle East from the ground, Humvee or Blackhawk. You will need a quick trigger finger to finish extremely dangerous levels. Rise through the military ranks and accumulate more powerful weapons with different features and controls. Replay the game to improve your best score and submit it to the world rankings. Make combos and smash the environment to get more points. You can take out enemies in a single-player mode or with a friend in multiplayer mode. The Wii Zapper™ accessory is supported but not required.

Virtual Console

Original platform: Super NES
Publisher: Sunsoft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: The madman industrialist Edgar Ektor has seized control of the World of Amusement. He and a deranged cast of fairground freaks threaten the circus. The only hope for survival is the high-flying, death-defying Aero the acrobat! Spine-tingling terror unfolds as Aero tackles Ektor's wicked henchmen. Bungee-jump into a battle against evil. Skydive toward the danger below. Hang on for the ride of your life as you rise and plunge on a roaring roller coaster. Tiptoe across a terrifying tightrope. Power-drill and twist Aero right through every sinister circus enemy imaginable. All the while, the show must go on. It could become a carnival of carnage in the World of Amusement. Because the evil Ektor isn't clowning around … and there's nothing amusing about that.

Nintendo DSiWare

Face Pilot™: Fly With Your Nintendo DSi Camera!
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: With the innovative game Face Pilot: Fly With Your Nintendo DSi Camera!, you can soar through the sky in a hang glider from the comfort of your sofa. Not only will you put your face into the game with the Nintendo DSi Camera, but Face Pilot: Fly With Your Nintendo DSi Camera! also tracks your head movements to give you complete control of your glider. Simply tilt your head sideways to steer left or right, lean back to climb and bend forward to dive. Choose from two play styles and fly through three different types of game play: bursting all of the balloons in a variety of courses, throwing balls at targets for a high score and trying for a fast time in the high-speed challenge. Also, look out for hidden medals that help to unlock new courses and even new gliders. If you're looking for a truly unique and inventive game, schedule a flight to experience Face Pilot: Fly With Your Nintendo DSi Camera! for yourself. The only thing missing is the wind in your hair!

Crystal Monsters
Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: There are two kinds of people in this world: those who can see monsters (called Neo-Seeds) and those who can't. Neo-Seeds wield extraordinary power and battle using tamed monsters in grand tournaments. As a Neo-Seed who has just discovered his ability, you're about to set off on an amazing journey to collect more than 160 monsters and become the greatest Monster Breeder. Explore a vast world, meet new friends and rivals, and engage in dynamic battles that require skill and strategy. Master the nine elemental types, train your monsters through battle, teach them new moves, use team attacks and fuse them together to unlock their true potential. You can even customize three of your favorite monsters by putting friends' faces on them using the built-in camera.

Puffins: Let's Race!
Publisher: Other Ocean Interactive
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Get ready to challenge the speediest puffins on the island for the title of Fastest Flyer in Puffins: Let's Race! Race against the clock or go head-to-head with your opponents in a battle to the finish line. Use cleverly placed power-ups like the squawk shot to get ahead of the pack and claim victory. Race through four different game modes on eight different tracks to prove your skill, or challenge up to three of your friends via local wireless play. Do you have what it takes to become the race champion of Puffin Island, or will you be left behind with the rest of the flock?

Petz® Hamsterz® Family
Publisher: Ubisoft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Adopt your very own family of hamsters! Care for them, teach them fun tricks and unlock new toys and accessories to give them lots of love! Care for your hamsters by feeding them, playing with them and keeping them clean and warm. Discover your hamsters' unique personalities – watch them react with cute and funny facial expressions. Teach your hamsters fun activities like bowling or running on ramps and watch them progress. Earn coins that can be used to unlock new toys and accessories for your lovable hamsters.

Absolute BrickBuster
Publisher: Tasuke
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Classic brick game action is here on the Nintendo DSi system. There are two modes of play: Free Play and Challenge. Pick one of eight characters and set special items to play at your own pace in Free Play Mode. The special items include different balls with special attributes, expandable paddle and paddle tilt. There are 10 stages in all. Each even-numbered stage gives you a mission, the result of which will determine the level of the next two stages. In Challenge Mode, different levels of missions are given – clear them to advance in the game.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit or

EA Have Released New Screenshots For Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning

EA have released new screenshots and artwork for Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning. The first 5 screenshots are in-game and show the main character fighting in 2 different costumes. they also show the main character using different weapons. The artwork EA have released shows a couple of levels and enemies.


Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Saturday 24th And Sunday 25th July

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 23rd July
  • PC: BioWare have confirmed that there is Space combat in Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Gameplay Video For God Of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Activision reveal Pre-order costumes for Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions, Negative Zone, Spider-Armor, and Mangaverse
  • PC: Impulse and GamersGated disagree with NPD on Digital Downloads, they're not catching up with Retail sales
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Announce Amaterasu And Thor Are Fighters In Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 And Release New Gameplay Videos
  • PS3: Digital Foundry have a Playstation Move demo video showing new/existing move Demos, they say it has potential
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Have Released A New Epic Trailer For DC Universe Online
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Friday 23rd July
  • QTE Blog: Capcom And Namco Bandai Announce Street Fighter X Tekken For The Playstation 3 And Xbox 360
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week

QTE Tweets Of The Week

This top 10 shows the most clicked tweets from my News in brief Twitter stream. The Ratchet & Clank story is still in the charts after is was picked up on on several sites. The clear winners this week are the top 2, which is not that surprising as the rumours of the Halo Reach console were very popular and Kinect always seems to be a popular topic.

10 PC: its reported that it has cost Activison Blizzard over $100M to make StarCraft 2. they expect to make $500M from it

9 360: A CV from a level designer at 343 Industries reveals work has begun on the next Halo game.

8 PS3: Sucker Punch say they won't release inFamous 2 unless it can compete with Uncharted 2, aiming for Game of The Year

7 Wildstorm Comics announce they are releasing a Ratchet & Clank Comic on 8th September that'll span 6 issues

6 QTE Blog: Gazillion Entertainment Reveal Super Hero Squad Online And Detail Their Comic-Con Appearance

5 PC: Square Enix have released updated recommended Specs for Final Fantasy XIV. its a jump over previous Specs

4 PS3: 4 new Tech Demos for Playstation move have been released, showing its Potential.

3 360: The Medal of Honor beta has now started on the 360 for those who have a Beta Code. it ends 31st July

2 Microsoft Reveal The Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo: Reach Bundle

1 360: Kotkau has internal Kinect price comparison propaganda, aims to show Kinect cheapest for new+existing console owners