Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sony Announce A "Logo Licensing Program" Which Will See PlayStation Logo's And Symbols on Apparel And Products

Sony have announced that they have started license program which will see Playstation logo's and symbols on products and apparel. the "Logo Licensing Program" will target a variety of products and licensees will be able to design their own products. A "Official Licensed Product logo" will be put on all the items that are released via the "Logo Licensing Program".

Sony has also revealed that The Official Licensing Program for PlayStation peripherals and accessories, which was introduced in June 2009, now has 45 licensees who have released 123 items.

Press Release

TOKYO, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced the introduction of PlayStation® "Logo Licensing Program" targeted for variety of lifestyle products from apparel to everyday items as part of the Official Licensing Program.

Licensees who enter into an agreement with SCE through the "Logo Licensing Program" will be able to design their product using the PlayStation logos and or the iconic marks. The program is applicable to a variety of lifestyle products such as apparel, accessories, house wares and more. Furthermore, SCE will provide "Official Licensed Product logo" to be used on product packages, proving that the products comply with the guideline and have been approved by SCE. Further details on the "Logo Licensing Program" are available on the official site (http://www.scei.co.jp/olp/index_e.html). With the help of third party companies, SCE will enrich the licensed product line-up and deliver various quality lifestyle products that will make the PlayStation brand more accessible than ever.

The Official Licensing Program for PlayStation peripherals and accessories was introduced in June 2009 and has contributed to delivering a richer PlayStation experience to users by offering more than 123 items from 45 licensees* who have joined the program. With this new initiative, SCE will further expand the Official License Program and continue the strategy to vigorously promote various measures for PlayStation.

* Numbers as of June 2010.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufacturers, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.

PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Microsoft Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For The Alan Wake DLC "The Signal"

Microsoft have released new screenshots and a trailer for the Alan Wake DLC, The Signal. if you watch the trailer and view the screenshots there are possible spoilers for those who haven't finished the game. The Signal is free for gamers who bought the game new and have the DLC token. for those without the token The Signal will cost 560 MS Points.

The Trailer and screenshots are in-game and show the game continues the gameplay from Alan Wake. the trailer teases that in the DLC, you have to follow and find the Signal. there are new locations in the DLC to explore


Press Release

Now is the time to descend into madness as you explore the dark and twisted world of “The Signal,” the first Game Add-on for “Alan Wake.”In this latest chapter to the critically acclaimed psychological action thriller exclusive to Xbox 360, our favorite writer is in greater peril than ever before as the boundaries between reality and nightmare become disturbingly distorted.Threatening to overwhelm Alan’s mind, the nightmarish mysteries feel chillingly familiar.Keep your flashlight nearby as you get ready to follow “The Signal.”

“Alan Wake” fans can take a glimpse into Alan’s terrifying world with the debut of a new trailer. The video is now available for viewing on xbox.com/alanwake.As the freakish landscapes and enemies become all-too-real, Alan must find a way to escape in “The Signal,” offering a heart-pounding thrill ride featuring new locations and innovative gameplay.

For “Alan Wake” fans that purchased new copies of the game, a token card is included in each copy to download “The Signal” at no cost. For those looking to purchase the Game Add-on, “The Signal” is available for download exclusively on Xbox LIVE for 560 Microsoft Points.

Fans can also further immerse themselves in the mystery of “Alan Wake” through the “Alan Wake” novel from Tor Books, the original soundtrack by Sumthing Else Music Works, the official strategy guide from Prima Games, and the "Alan Wake Illuminated" hardcover art book from Random House. Those who want to gear up properly for their adventure through Bright Falls can also stock up at the official “Alan Wake” store and at CafePress.

Bringing a new style of storytelling to Xbox 360, “Alan Wake” is a psychological action thriller from Remedy, the renowned original developers of the successful “Max Payne” series. The game immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world with hyper-realistic and interactive environments modeled after real locations in Washington and Oregon. “Alan Wake” is episodic-based with a deeply engaging and suspenseful storyline inspired by the likes of Stephen King, “Lost” and “Twin Peaks,” unveiling new twists and profound character revelations at every turn. Rated T for Teen, for more information and trailers, please visit xbox.com/alanwake.

EA Reveal The Soundtrack For Madden NFL 11

EA have revealed the 23 tracks that make up this years Madden NFL 11 Soundtrack. The Soundtrack is made up from Original Tracks, Cover Versions, and Team Fight Songs.
The complete in-game soundtrack for Madden NFL 11 includes:

Original Recordings:
  • AC/DC – Thunderstruck
  • Archie Eversole – We Ready
  • Blur – Song 2
  • Bush – Machinehead
  • Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
  • Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil’ Wayne – Let It Rock
  • Kiss – Rock and Roll All Nite
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Let Me Hear You Scream
  • Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
  • The Hives – Tick Tick Boom
  • Todd Rundgren – Bang the Drum
  • Ying Yang Twins featuring Homebwoi – Halftime
Cover Versions:
  • Rock N Roll Part 2 – as made famous by Gary Glitter
  • We Will Rock You – as made famous by Queen
  • Crowd Chant – as made famous by Joe Satriani
  • Kernkraft 400 – as made famous by Zombie Nation
Team Fight Songs:
  • Chicago Bears – Bear Down Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions – Gridiron Heroes
  • Green Bay Packers – Go Packers Go!
  • Miami Dolphins – Miami Dolphins #1
  • Minnesota Vikings – Skol Vikings
  • Philadelphia Eagles – Fly Eagles Fly
  • Washington Redskins – Hail to the Redskins
Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today unveiled the music track listing for Madden NFL 11. This year’s soundtrack features 23 tracks that recreate the ultimate live gameday experience via a collection of crowd favorites, stadium classics, and official NFL team fight songs.

After 10+ years of being a foremost showcase for introducing new artists – including Franz Ferdinand, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Yellowcard, Wolfmother, Jet, The Bravery, B.o.B., Good Charlotte, OK GO, Fallout Boy and 30 Seconds To Mars – the Madden NFL 11 soundtrack focuses on stadium authenticity with classic fan-favorites by AC/DC, Queen, KISS, Ozzy Osbourne (including his new hit “Let Me Hear You Scream”), Guns N’ Roses, The Hives, Gary Glitter, Blur, Ying Yang Twins and Todd Rundgren. Adding to the unprecedented authenticity are official team fight songs of the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins and more.

“The term ‘Madden Music’ has come to mean music that matches the intensity of the video game,” says said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing for EA. “This year, we wanted the music to not only define the game, but also the stadium experience. These are the classics that consistently bring NFL crowds to their feet. It’s an exciting new audio direction for Madden NFL, one that we know all fans will respond to. There is nothing like the experience of live football in a packed stadium, and the Madden NFL 11 soundtrack absolutely brings that excitement home.”

The complete in-game soundtrack for Madden NFL 11 includes:

Original Recordings:
AC/DC – Thunderstruck
Archie Eversole – We Ready
Blur – Song 2
Bush – Machinehead
Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil’ Wayne – Let It Rock
Kiss – Rock and Roll All Nite
Ozzy Osbourne – Let Me Hear You Scream
Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
The Hives – Tick Tick Boom
Todd Rundgren – Bang the Drum
Ying Yang Twins featuring Homebwoi – Halftime

Cover Versions:
Rock N Roll Part 2 – as made famous by Gary Glitter
We Will Rock You – as made famous by Queen
Crowd Chant – as made famous by Joe Satriani
Kernkraft 400 – as made famous by Zombie Nation

Team Fight Songs:
Chicago Bears – Bear Down Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions – Gridiron Heroes
Green Bay Packers – Go Packers Go!
Miami Dolphins – Miami Dolphins #1
Minnesota Vikings – Skol Vikings
Philadelphia Eagles – Fly Eagles Fly
Washington Redskins – Hail to the Redskins

Madden NFL 11 will be available on August 10th, 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, Wii™, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system. Madden NFL 11 will also be available for download globally on mobile platforms including iPod® touch and feature phones.

Madden NFL 11 is developed in Orlando, Florida by the EA Tiburon studio, which also produces NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR®, and EA SPORTS™ MMA.

For more information about Madden NFL 11 please visit maddenNFL.easports.com.

All player participation has been facilitated by NFL PLAYERS, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association.

EA SPORTS™ is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences. EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA ELITE basketball,NCAA® Football and NCAA Basketball, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO and EA SPORTS Active are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL, NBA, FIFA, NCAA, Tiger Woods and PGA TOUR are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. Wii is a trademark of Nintendo. Xbox and the Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. PlayStation and PSP are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. iPod is a trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
© 2010 NFL Properties LLC. Team names/logos/indicia are trademarks of the teams indicated. All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League.

Formed in 1994, NFL PLAYERS is the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. Representing more than 1,800 active and many memorable retired NFL players, NFL PLAYERS “takes the helmets off” the players and markets them as personalities as well as professional athletes. Through an exclusive sponsorship agreement between the organization and the NFL, players are integrated into NFL sponsor activation programs. In addition, under an exclusive agreement between NFL PLAYERS and the NFL, NFLPLAYERS.COM, the company’s official website, is part of the NFL Internet Network. Each year NFL PLAYERS negotiates and facilitates extensive player marketing opportunities for players. NFL PLAYERS activities include retail licensing, corporate sponsorships and promotions, special events, radio and television projects, publishing and internet. For more information, please visit NFLPLAYERS.COM.

Capcom Have Released New Screenshots For Street Fighter X Tekken

Capcom have released new screenshots for Street Fighter X Tekken. these screenshots predominantly show Ryu fighting Kazuya Mishima and being beaten by him. These screenshots are also in-game and appear to be from the same level as the other screenshots.


From Capcom Unity

Gameloft Announce Earthworm Jim HD is Coming Out On 28th July For €9.99/£7.99 And Release A New Trailer

Gameloft have released new screenshots and a trailer for Earthworm Jim HD. The trailer shows off the new HD graphics as well as showing the new features of the game. The new features include a local/online 2-4 mode that comes with 15 levels, and new single player levels. Gameloft have also revealed that Earthworm Jim HD is coming out on 28th July and will cost €9.99/£7.99.

From EU Playstation Blog

EA Detail The Exclusive Street Football Mode In The Nintendo Wii Version Of FIFA 11

EA Have detailed the new exclusive Street Football Mode in the Nintendo Wii version of FIFA 11. as well as the traditional 11 vs 11 football mode, with over 30 licensed leagues and 500 teams, the Wii version of FIFA 11 has a 5 vs 5 Street Football mode that can be played with the elite players from the world. The Street Football Mode brings arcade style gameplay to FIFA 11, each player has their own style of play and unique abilities. you are also able to use the walls around the pitch to pass the ball or jump past defenders. you also have a power meter for shots, speed bursts, and shockwaves.


Press Release

EA SPORTS announced today that there are now two ways to play FIFA 11 Wii—traditional 11 versus 11 football matches plus a new street football mode. Hit the pitch for a Wii-specific take on customary 11 versus 11 football matches with over 30 officially licensed leagues, 500 teams, more than 15,000 players to choose from. Or, hit the streets to compete in 5 versus 5 street matches with the world’s elite players.

FIFA 11 Wii features numerous gameplay enhancements that bring the beautiful game to life on the Wii console. An all-new attacker vs. defender trick system creates head-to-head battles as you move up the pitch, performing dozens of elaborate new tricks to throw the defender off-balance. The new button-based shooting mechanic puts control back in the users’ hands – and with new shot types and animations you’ll find all-new ways to score each game. Blast, finesse, chip or tap it by the keeper for the goal that lifts your team to glory!

Hit the Streets with players decked out in street wear. Each player boasts a distinctive style of play with unique abilities to match. Use the wall to jump past defenders or bank passes to teammates. Choose to play arcade style and you can build up and then activate your power meter to blast shots, ignite a speed burst or send shockwaves over your opponents.

Challenge your rivals in the hottest locales around the world, everywhere from Brazil to London to the streets of France. The stage is set for victory with a soundtrack that brings the culture of the area to life. Plus, for the first time on Wii, test your game in an indoor setting. Customize the game to suit your style of play. Choose from different match types—first to score, Tug of War or timed—and from a variety of different goals to test your skills, including elevated nets for lofted touch shots, wall goals for continuous action and mini nets to test accuracy.

Additional new modes and features will be revealed in the coming months.

Visit http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa to join the FIFA group on Facebook and visit WWW.EASPORTS.CO.UK/FIFA for more information. Screenshots are available at www.easports.co.uk/press

FIFA 11 on Wii will be available in stores Oct. 1 in Europe and Asia and Oct. 4 in North America. It is developed under the EA SPORTS brand by EA Canada in Burnaby, B.C. The game has not yet been rated.

Sony Reveal PS3 Firmware Update 3.41 And PSP Firmware Update 6.31. PS3 Firmware Is Out Now

Sony's USA Playstation Blog has revealed and detailed the PS3 firmware update 3.41 and PSP firmware update 6.31. The Playstation 3 update adds a new section to the PSN Store, both the Game and Video sections. the new "You May Like" section will provide alternative purchase selections, based on the purchases other PSN users have made after buying the item your looking at. This new feature will go live by the end of July. The PSP Firmware Update is a minor update and "system software stability during use of some PSP format software titles has been improved".

The Playstation 3 Firmware update is now Live, but as i said above the "You May Like" section won't go live until the end of July. I have tested my PSP, but that update is not out as yet.

From USA Playstation Blog

Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Monday 26th July

This is all the news from Monday 26th July.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 26th July

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July http://ht.ly/18imZe
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Saturday 24th And Sunday 25th July http://ht.ly/18ipsJ
  • The ESRB has also rated NBA Jam as coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 http://ht.ly/2gAbZ
  • PC: Capcom have announced Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online, but its not set for an immediate release http://ht.ly/2gB2X
  • Sony is set to make a profit of ¥30B, after they made a loss in the same period of ¥25.7B, games also profitable http://ht.ly/2gB9M
  • Rumours emerge Grand Theft Auto 5 will be set in Hollywood http://ht.ly/2gBpF , other people have confirmed the rumour http://ht.ly/2gBqw
  • Its reported that a Resume for Emmanuel Pappas says that Digital Extremes are working on The Darkness 2 http://ht.ly/2gBDg
  • Jagex and Ninja Theory think the UK Governments decision to not have a gaming tax break puts UK industry in danger http://ht.ly/2gDUf
  • UK Game Charts, Toy Story 3, Red Dead Redemption, Dance On Broadway, Lego Harry Potter 1-4, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 http://ht.ly/2gDWz
  • Codemasters' Jame MacDonald reveals that new versions of Race Driver: Grid and Operation Flashpoint are in development http://ht.ly/2gE3S
  • PS3: Sony Europe have filed a trademark for Puppeteer. Playstation Move Speculated. http://ht.ly/2gE9i
  • Atari post revenues of €19.3M for first fiscal quarter. this is down 65% year on year, online sales up 320% http://ht.ly/2gGEG
  • Epic Games announce Claudia Black will star in Gears Of War 3 as the voice of COG Sam http://ht.ly/2gGU7
  • Yoshinori Ono expects Street Fighter X Tekken to be released within 2 years http://ht.ly/2gI4a
  • Its reported that BioWare is helping Maxis out on DarkSpore. http://ht.ly/2gI8U
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Screenshots For Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning http://ht.ly/18iAo0
  • BioWare Mythic have announced that they will never force forum users to post with their real names http://ht.ly/2gIaQ
  • Chips, a UK Independent retailer, has shut down all 12 of its company owned stores, franchises not effected http://ht.ly/2gIdc
  • DC Universe's Geoff Johns reveals that a game adaptation of Suicide Squad is in the works http://ht.ly/2gN40
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ht.ly/18iEqK
  • QTE Blog: THQ Announce Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Is Now Coming To PC's As Well As The Playstation 3 And Xbox 36... http://ht.ly/18iGNe
  • The ESRB has Rated Fatal Labyrinth for PS3 and 360, PSN and XBLA release of original game speculated http://ht.ly/2gN6m
  • PS3: Netflix on the PS3 has been updated, adding a new search by letter function http://ht.ly/2gN8u
  • A CV has been found that says Volition is working on a game Called Downfall. speculation is its a new Saints Row game http://ht.ly/2gNnv
  • 3DS: Michael Pachter expects the 3DS to retail for $249 and software for it to cost at retail $29 http://ht.ly/2gNpk