Thursday, August 12, 2010

Namco Bandai Have Released A New Trailer For Enslaved: Odyssey To The West

Namco Bandai have released a new trailer for Enslaved: Odyssey To The West. this trailer is for GamesCom and shows in-game action whilst also revealing bits of the games story.

Naughty Dog Reveal More Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Skins Are Coming On 17th August

Naughty Dog have announced that more multiplayer skins are coming to Uncharted 2 in the Sidekick Skins Pack. this pack comes with 8 new Multiplayer skins and is coming out on the 17th August for $2.99. the skins that are included in this pack are:
  • Heist Chloe
  • Borneo Chloe
  • Borneo Sullivan
  • UDF Sullivan
  • Winter Sullivan
  • Wetsuit Elena
  • Dillon
  • Mac
Skins Screenshots

Naughty Dog have also announced that coming out on that same day there will be a Uncharted 2 Dynamic Theme. this theme is inspired by chapter 15 - Train Wrecked from Uncharted 2. This dynamic theme will cost $2.99.

From USA Playstation Blog

Microsoft Have Released A New Trailer For Joy Ride

Microsoft have released a new trailer for Joy Ride. this trailer shows a family playing the Kinect game. they play either with 2 characters in 1 kart or split screen racing 1 on 1. the trailer features alot of in-game gamplay but also it shows the movements the family makes to control the cars and to pull of tricks and boosts.

Irrational Games Announce BioShock Infinite For The Playstation 3, Xbox 360, And PC

Irrational Games have revealed that Project Icarus is BioShock Infinite. BioShock Infinite is currently set to come out in 2012 on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Irrational Games have released the debut trailer for BioShock Infinite showing, much like the previous games, things aren't all right. but, unlike previous BioShock games, this trailer reveals the games new setting.

Sony's EU Playstation Blog has a Q/A with Ken Levine, Creative Director, of Irrational Games, where its revealed that BioShock Infinite is set in 1912, a prequel to the previous 2 BioShock games. You play as a former Pinkerton agent named Booker DeWitt, who's been sent to Columbia to find a woman named Elizabeth. she's been imprisoned there for 15 years and your mission is to get her back.

From EU Playstation Blog

Microsoft Have Released New Fable III Screenshots

Microsoft have released new screenshots for Fable III. these screenshots focus on combat in the game, showing 3 different characters fighting in the game using either magic or a weapon.


Namco Bandai Reveal The Games They Are Showing At This Years GamesCom

 Namco Bandai have revealed they are bringing to this years GamesCom. They have also announced they will be Bringing D3 Publishers Despicable Me to the show. all the games will be playable on the show's floor in Hall 8, Stand B 030.
  • ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West
  • NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2
  • Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2
  • Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
  • Despicable Me: The Game
  • PAC-MAN Party
Press Release

CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 11 August 2009 – NAMCO BANDAI Games gets ready to put its lovingly crafted games into the hands of the public with today's unveiling of its games line up for GamesCom 2010 in Cologne, Germany from August 19th to 22nd. The NAMCO BANDAI Games stand located in Hall 8, Stand B 030 features a blistering selection of hotly anticipated titles which it can't wait to let the biggest audience of gamers in the world loose on.

Titles available for hands-on play include breath-taking cinematic adventure ENSLAVEDTM: Odyssey to the West; ninja anime sensation NARUTOTMSHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2; the unstoppable Dragon Ball®: Raging BlastTM 2; original fantasy action adventure Majin and the Forsaken KingdomTM; D3Publisher's Despicable Me: The Game based on the animated feature film; and PAC-MAN PartyTM which marks the triumphant return of the yellow gaming hero.

Full details of the games playable on the NAMCO BANDAI Games stand are as follows:

ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3)
Release date: 8th October 2010
Developed by Ninja Theory Ltd., players head out on a gripping, surprise-filled journey as two characters, Monkey and Trip, form an uneasy alliance to survive their journey through a perilous, post-apocalyptic America. A compelling tactical action-adventure and cinematic gaming masterpiece.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3)
Release date: Autumn 2010
The incredible rise of the Naruto series continues, with amazing visuals, ferocious online play, faithful story, new battle systems, original Japanese voice-over, a wealth of brand new environments, and even a playable appearance from Lars Alexandersson of TEKKENTM 6 fame.

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3)
Release date: Autumn 2010
More and better of everything the fans want, including reworked controls and camera, seven game modes, original Japanese voices, countless unlockables, ultra-realistic HD visuals, a new combo system, and an exclusive 30-minute Dragon Ball®anime episode.

Majin and the Forsaken KingdomTM (Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3)
Release date: 26 November 2010
Creates a new fusion of cooperative stealth and action as the player takes the role of the game's hero to fight alongside the AI-controlled monster Majin. The vast and colourful open world, rich character interactions, constantly evolving gameplay and absorbing storyline will keep players gripped.

Despicable Me: The Game (WiiTM, Nintendo DSTM, PlayStation®2, PSP®)
Release date: October 2010
Players become the mastermind Gru, plotting to build a rocket ship and steal the moon, with command over an army of tireless, little yellow minions to complete puzzles and missions and employ an arsenal of despicable weapons and gadgets to vanquish all who stand in their way.

PAC-MAN Party (WiiTM)
Release date: Autumn 2010
Capturing the spirit of the beloved franchise, PAC-MAN Party delivers an explosive party game filled with wild mini-games, challenges and multiplayer gameplay. The easy controls will have players testing their skills and reflexes against one another across unique virtual game boards.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is a leading software publisher producing a broad catalogue of high quality interactive entertainment for console and PC gaming platforms and online which is marketed and sold in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including TekkenTM , Dragon Ball®, NarutoTM, SOULCALIBURTM, One PieceTM, RidgeRacerTM, Ace CombatTM and TamagotchiTM.

About D3Publisher
D3Publisher is a video game publisher for WiiTM, Nintendo DSTM, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., and Japan. The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine®. For more information about D3Publisher, please visit:

About Despicable Me (The Movie)
In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru (Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal’s new 3-D CGI feature, Despicable Me.
Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

One of the world’s greatest super-villains has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.

About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks, and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding, and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% owned by Vivendi.

About Ninja Theory Ltd
Ninja Theory was formed in Cambridge England, in November of 2004, by Nina Kristensen (Chief Development Ninja), Mike Ball (Chief Technology Ninja), Tameem Antoniades (Chief Creative Ninja) and Non-Executive Ninja, Jez San OBE. Ninja Theory believes that games can be a true artistic and dramatic medium to rival film, theatre and literature. Ninja Theory was one of the first studios in the world to focus exclusively on next generation gaming, creating the flagship title Heavenly Sword for Playstation3, published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in 2007. Ninja Theory was formerly known as Just Add Monsters Ltd and was the team behind Kung Fu

© Bird Studio/Shueisha, Toei Animation
Game © 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2007 SHIPPUDEN All rights reserved.
Game © 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

PAC-MAN PartyTM & © 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

TEKKENTM6&©1994-2009 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

ENSLAVEDTM: Odyssey to the WestTM & © 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. All rights reserved. Created by Ninja Theory Ltd.

Majin and the Forsaken KingdomTM & © 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

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All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Team 17 Have Released A New Worms Reloaded Trailer And Announce Its Available For Pre-Order On Steam

Team 17 have released a new trailer for Worms Reloaded and revealed that the game is available for pre-order from Steam. the new trailer highlights some of the new weapons in the game, showing what they are and what damage they can do, as well as showing that old favourites, like the Holy Grenade, are still in the game. the trailer also shows that certain weapon effects can be combined for defence and attack.

Worms Reloaded can now be pre-ordered from Steam with 10% off for £16.19 in the UK, with the game going live on 26th August. those who pre-purchase the game will get to play it 24 hours before anyone else as well as getting exclusive hats for the worms to wear and fort in-game items.

Press Release

From humble beginnings, the original WormsTM titles took PC gaming to new levels of popularity and mass appeal. Selling in excess of 25 million copies over its 15 year lifespan, WormsTM has taken its wholly unique brand of addictive gameplay, hilarious humour and wild weaponry across almost every console possible. Team17 are proud to present the first in a number of trailers that show off Worms Reloaded, their triumphant 2D return to the PC; the first in nearly 10 years.

This video focuses on the incredible new weapons, tactics and features available to the avid WormsTMplayer, with nods to old favourites that can still be found in Worms Reloaded, the definitive PC Worming experience!

Youtube Link -

WormsTM fans can pre-order WormsTM Reloaded via Steam now, with bonuses including a 10% discount, 24 hours early access to the game and exclusive in-game items to enhance your chosen team. To pre-order WormsTM Reloaded, go to

More information on WormsTM Reloaded can be found at and

Virtual Air Guitar Company Have Released A New Trailer For Kung-Fu Live

Virtual Air Guitar Company have released a new trailer for their upcoming Playstation 3 PSN game, Kung-Fu Live. This trailer shows how you use the Playstation Eye to put yourself into the game and how you control your character by just using the Playstation Eye. Many character special moves are shown as well as a few locations.

Press Release

Helsinki, Finland - August 12th, 2010 – Virtual Air Guitar Company Ltd, a Helsinki–based independent game developer and computer vision specialist, today launched an all-new full-length trailer for their upcoming fighting adventure game, Kung-Fu LIVE, set to release this autumn exclusively on PlayStation®Network.

Fusing players into a world of fast-paced, heart-pounding action, Kung-Fu LIVE uses accurate, real-time motion and image scanning, allowing players to step onto the screen for full-body motion control unlike anything else on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. This patented Freemotion®technology from Virtual Air Guitar Company gives players an unlimited range of attacks and fighting styles, including super-human jumping and fighting abilities that were never-before possible in a videogame. Consumers will also have an exclusive chance to go body-on with the game at Gamescom.

“The trailer showcases a lot of the over-the-top action that players will be seeing very soon during our global demo tour for Kung-Fu LIVE,” said Teemu Maki-Patola, CEO of Virtual Air Guitar Company. “As gaming is increasingly becoming more of an active physical experience with technology like PlayStation Move, we’ve strived to create a game that is fun for players of all ages. Building a unique fighting experience for core gamers, families, and fitness fanatics alike was our greatest challenge, and we’re more than excited to share our creation with the world at these upcoming events!”

Fans in Europe headed to the Gamescom trade fair in Cologne, Germany from August 19th to the 22nd will have a chance to step into the game in Hall 6 – Open Booth C-O33. Attendees will get a chance to see all new content and compete for a chance to win some exclusive Kung-Fu LIVE gear.

Launching later this autumn on PlayStation Network, Kung-Fu LIVE provides a fast, fun, and action packed experience while ushering in a new era of full-body motion gaming.

If you are interested in learning more about Kung-Fu LIVE, please visit or look for more details on the Facebook page for Virtual Air Guitar Company.

About Virtual Air Guitar Company Ltd - Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Virtual Air Guitar Company Ltd is an independent game developer specializing in camera-based games for PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360 and PC. The company was founded in 2006 by new media, computer vision and virtual reality researchers to design and develop unique social games and exergames using the patented FreeMotion®technology. For more information, please

Konami Have Released New Screenshots For The Nintendo Wii Version Of Dance Dance Revolution

Konami have released new screenshots for the Nintendo Wii version of Dance Dance Revolution. these screenshots are in-game and show off gameplay using in-game characters or by using your Mii's head on a Dance Dance Revolution characters body. many different songs are shown, each with their own background, as well as many of the movements needed to complete the song. the movements also appear to show that you use the WiiMote and maybe the Nunchuck as well as using the dance mat.


EA Have Released New Screenshots For Need For Speed Hot Pursuit

EA Have released new screenshots for Need For Speed Hot Pursuit. these screenshots show the cop, in a Dodge Viper, chasing down the opponent, in a Porsche GT3 RS. Only one area is shown off in these screenshots, its the wooded area previously seen in trailers.


Atari Announce The Release Date For Test Drive Unlimited 2 Has Been Put Back Until Early 2011

Atari have announced that the release date for Test Drive Unlimited 2 has been put back to early 2011. no specific release date has been provided by Atari, but they say the reason for the delay is to provide the "developers with additional time to fully enhance the connected console multi-player experience for consumers and deliver the ultimate blend of exhilarating open world racing and a luxurious, fast-lane lifestyle." Anther reason for the delay is due to consumer feedback.

The Test Drive Unlimited 2 Beta has been rescheduled, but those who have already signed up will get an exclusive in-game item for the delay. again, no new release date for the beta has been provided by Atari.

Press Release

Lyon, France (August 12, 2010) – Atari Europe, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, along with developer Eden Games, announced today that Test Drive Unlimited 2 will now make its way onto European retail shelves in early 2011.The new release date will provide the developers with additional time to fully enhance the connected console multi-player experience for consumers and deliver the ultimate blend of exhilarating open world racing and a luxurious, fast-lane lifestyle.

"To date, Test Drive Unlimited 2 has generated great media buzz and incredible excitement amongst gamers and fans of the franchise," said David Nadal, Studio Manager of Eden Games. ”By moving the title’s release date to early 2011, we will be able to further advance the game and take into account consumer feedback to help ensure we deliver a great online lifestyle racing experience.”

Atari and Eden Games will also be shifting the Beta scheduling to coincide with the new launch and will reward those already signed up with an exclusive in-game item. Eden will confirm a new date for the Beta in the coming weeks that will roll out in several phases rewarding the most loyal fans and Test Drive communities with exclusive access to one of the most highly-anticipated racers of 2011.

Nominated as a Best of E3 in the Racing Game category by GameCritics, GameSpot, GameTrailers among others, Test Drive Unlimited 2 offers gamers the opportunity to race the world’s most coveted cars and live the ultimate luxury lifestyle. Players will experience the high life and travel to the Mediterranean hotspot, Ibiza, as well as re-visit the paradise island of Oahu where they can race on and off-road across thousands of miles of exotic locales, simultaneously building their fortune and eventually living the life of the ultra-rich.

In addition to racing, lifestyle cruising and customizing your character, players can participate in one of the largest and most comprehensive social multiplayer driving experiences through the creation of powerful clubs comprised of friend networks that players create and grow as they earn their way up the social strata of TDU2.


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
© 2010 Atari Europe SASU. All rights reserved. Atari word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.

About Eden Games
The second largest game development studio in France, Eden Games has achieved international recognition through the creation of games including V-Rally 1, 2 and 3, Need For Speed: Porsche, Kya: Dark Lineage, Titeuf, Test Drive Unlimited and Alone in the Dark. Base in Lyon, France, Eden Games is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atari SA. For more information, please visit

Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Wednesday 11th August

This is all the news from Wednesday 11th August.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 11th August

  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Tuesday 10th August
  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 10th August
  • 360: Microsoft say Kinect cannot read Sign language. rumoured the resolution of Kinect is much lower than original design
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Announce Ace Combat Assault Horizon For The Playstation 3 And Xbox 360
  • Its rumoured Gearbox Software, Borderlands devs, is making Duke Nukem Forever
  • Disney Interactive report a 74% increase in revenue to $65M, up from the $75M loss last year
  • QTE Blog: Sega Announce Football Manager 2011 For The PSP, PC, And Mac
  • QTE Blog: NC Soft And ArenaNet Have Released A New Trailer For Guild Wars 2
  • Capcom announce Dead Rising 2 is now coming out in the EU on 24th September
  • 360: Deadly Premonition is coming out in Europe for £25 this Autumn
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Have Released A Behind The Scenes Look At Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
  • QTE Blog: 2K Games And Gearbox Announce The Next Borderlands Add-on Pack Is Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution
  • Its Reported Downloaded PC games are going to be included in Chart-Tracks UK Games Chart thanks to work from the ELSPA
  • PSP: The DS Game, Knights In The Nightmare is coming to the PSP in October. it has a new playable character.
  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Shadow of the Colossus
  • QTE Blog: THQ And Double Fine Announce Costume Quest For The PS3 And Xbox 360
  • 360: Peter Molyneux has set Fable III the goal of selling 5 Million units worldwide
  • Eytan Zana, artist at Naughty Dog, and Matt Nava, artist from thatgamecompany, Release Concept art for ICO inspired Game
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Professor Layton and the Lost Future is Coming Out 22nd October in Europe
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Wii Party Is Coming Out In Europe On 8th October
  • Jenova Chen, from thatgamecompany, praises Sony for supporting more artistic games, says they have a similar vision
  • iD confirm RAGE won't use Kinect or Playstation Move. John Carmack calls them a "novelty" addition to consoles
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Reveal Its GamesCom 2010 Line-Up
  • QTE Blog: Codemasters Have Released New Colin McRae: Dirt 3 Screenshots
  • PC: Valve Have filed a trademark for Defense Of The Ancients.
  • JP Consoles, PSP 30.397, PS3 28.630, DSiLL 21.018, DSi 18.318, Wii 18.238, 360 5.639, DS 4.372, PS2 1.524, PSPgo 708
  • QTE Blog: EA Reveal Landon Donovan And Carlos Vela Are On The Cover For FIFA 11 In The USA
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • Apple have released a new firmware update for the iPhone and iPad fixing the PDF vulnerability
  • 360: The OFLC has rated Pinball FX 2, with Microsoft as the publisher.
  • PS3: Dr. Richard Marks says Move will be better for RTS games and can bring the games into the 3D Plane
  • John Carmack says Doom 4 will be out before RAGE, which is coming next year.
  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 11/08/2010
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Reveal Destiny of Velious Is The Next Expansion For EverQuest II
  • Volition, Red Faction Devs, are working on a new action RPG series, according to a job posting.
  • Android: Sony, Sony Ericsson, And Google team up for PSPgo/Samsung Captivate looking Android 3.0 gaming phone + more