Friday, August 13, 2010

Ninja Theory Have Released The First Dev Diary For Enslaved: Odyssey To The West

Namco Bandai have released Ninja Theory's first developer diary for Enslaved: Odyssey To The West. this diary focuses on characters and story. Ninja Theory always aim for believable characters and a good story, and this video shows that they hired a screen writer, Alex Garland, to give the story a movie feel but that they also hired Andy Serkis to make the characters human. Ninja Theory discuss how they took the Journey To The West Story and made it into Enslaved: Odyssey To The West.

Konami Have Released A Video Featuring Shingo Takatsuka Explaining PES 2011 Master League Online Mode

Konami have released a video for PES 2011 feature the games producer, Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka. in this video, The Master League Online mode is discussed in great detail, revealing how the transfer market works and how teams will be matched up to avoid new players playing against pro's. the video also talks about some other new features in PES 2011 like the ability to Edit Stadiums or the ability to upload your own sounds. The talk is in Japanese, but there are english subtitles.

Konami have also confirmed that PES 2011 will be at GamesCom and that they will be making an announcement regarding PES 2011 there.

Deep Silver Announce Nail'd Is Coming Out World-Wide On The 22nd October

Deep Silver have announced that Nail'd is coming out world-wide on the 22nd October. Deep Silver have also confirmed that they will be at this years GamesCom and all 4 of the games environments will be playable. The trailer, below, is a launch trailer, showing alot of in-game action from many different tracks.

Press Release

Deep Silver will be unlocking all four environments of the world’s fastest off-road arcade racing game next week at this year’s gamescom show in Cologne. “nail'd”, the massive all-terrain driving blast, will be fully playable at the event ahead of its world-wide launch, today dated as October 22, 2010.

The “nail’d” gamescom trailer is now available to whet appetites ahead of the show. Virtually bottomless chasms and sheer mountainsides, death-defying jumps and white-knuckle rides into unknown terrain: the massive scale of the tracks featured in “nail’d” is stomach-churningly big and definitely not for the faint hearted!

"nail'd", developed by Techland, will be released on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360®, the video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, and PC.

Get more information about the game on the official website or join the nail’d community:

About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.

Deep Silver has published more than 100 games since 2003, including S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, and the X series of space combat trading games. Plus own brands like the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, the Horse Life series of horse simulations, the survival horror game Cursed Mountain and the role-playing game Risen. Furthermore, in March 2010 there followed the action adventure game adaptation of the popular TV series Prison Break on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. For more information please visit

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Nintendo, Mindscape, Dark Energy, Asylum, bitComposer, Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, Accountz, Tuneup Utilities, AVG Technologies, Mr Site, and many more. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA.

About Techland
Techland is a leading Polish developer, publisher and distributor of PC and console games since 1997. Its proprietary Chrome Engine 4 technology is among the world's most advanced game engines, with X360, PC and PS3 compatibility and full DX10.1 support. With a staff of over 150 specialists in two development offices in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Techland is committed to delivering top-quality titles for worldwide markets. Currently the company is working on several high-profile titles for PC and consoles.

This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo UK have revealed the games coming out today on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare stores. in all there are 5 games being released and i have included screenshots for all of them. unfortunately, Nintendo UK have not provided a video showing in-game action from the games this week.
Virtual Console

Wild Guns
– Super Nintendo


HoopWorld: BasketBrawl

Family Card Games


Disney Fireworks

Drift Street International

From Nintendo UK

Codemasters Announce The Lord of the Rings Online Can Be Downloaded And Played For Free And A GamesCom Only Promotion

Codemasters have announced that you can downloaded and play The Lord of the Rings Online for free. you will be able to buy items in-game to enhance your gaming experience using points bought at the store or earned from gameplay.

Codemasters have also revealed that if you visit the Codemasters Online/Warner Bros. booth at GamesCom and register for a free The Lord of the Rings Online account, you will be awarded with €10 worth of in-game points to spend in the store. The Codemasters Online/Warner Bros. booth can be found in Hall 8.1, A31.

Press Release

riday, 13th August 2010/... Codemasters Online has today announced that The Lord of the Rings OnlineTM (LOTRO) has been confirmed for gamescom 2010. To celebrate the highly anticipated introduction of LOTRO’s innovative new pricing model that allows players to download the game and play for free. Codemasters Online will be offering free Points to the value of €10 in a promotional giveaway for all who register for a free account in their booth at gamescom this year.

Visitors to the Codemasters Online/Warner Bros. booth, located in Hall 8.1, A31, will have the opportunity to register for their free account and will be rewarded with €10 worth of free in-game Points to spend in the new LOTRO Store when the game goes free-to-play this coming Autumn.

The LOTRO store is seamlessly integrated into the game and lets the player identify new and exciting ways to enhance and customise their experience using Points which can be purchased in the store or earned through gameplay. The new LOTRO Store will be loaded with thousands of convenience items as well as expansion packs, premium content, additional character slots, potions, character customisation and more.

As a highly praised MMO, LOTRO allows players of all levels to explore incredibly detailed realms and join familiar characters in an evolving and persistent re-creation of the epic landscape of Middle-earth. They will face the dangers Frodo and the Fellowship left behind when they began their epic journey to destroy the One Ring.

Gamers can adventure solo or forge their own fellowships online with others, as they face hideous monsters and minions of Sauron, establish unique reputations, fight epic battles to defend Middle-earth, and immerse themselves in the greatest adventure the fantasy genre has ever known.

Konami Have Released New Screenshots For DanceDanceRevolution On The Playstation 3

Konami have released new screenshots for the Playstation 3 version of DanceDanceRevolution. these screenshots are in-game and show off various parts of the game. the first screenshot shows of the weight loss option, where it tracks how many calories you've lost from dancing. the next screenshot shows off some of the options. The following 8 screenshots are just art, whilst the next screen is from the "Club" mode. The next 2 screens show off the multiplayer "Dance Off" mode, where up to 4 players use the same dance matt to pull of a set of moves the best. This is followed by 5 screens from the games free play mode, and the last set of screenshots show Playstation Move integration.


Konami have also revealed that DanceDanceRevolution uses the Playstation Eye to show your dance on the screen. You can record this gameplay and use the Playstation Move to customise the screen with effects and camera control. The finished video can then be uploaded to Facebook or Youtube by using the PS3 Video Editor & Uploader on the XMB.

Press Release

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Aug. 12, 2010 - KONAMI announced today thatDanceDanceRevolution will be hitting the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for the very first time! The latest release for the best-selling franchise combines the physically engaging, innovative and easy-to-pick-up-and-play mechanics of all DanceDanceRevolution releases with all-new features that maximize the technological capabilities of the PS3 to its fullest. New additions include the PlayStation®Move motion-control compatibility, all-new game modes, increased difficulty level, improved graphics and recording features.

In DanceDanceRevolution for PS3, players will find the game offers much more than following the arrows with their feet. In this iteration ofDanceDanceRevolution, players will use both their hands and feet simultaneously, via PlayStationMove and controller mat, providing the most rhythmic and realistic dancing yet! This feature makes for a truly interactive dance experience. Additionally, compatibility with the PlayStation®EYE allows the player and their dance to appear on-screen. Incorporating PlayStationMove allows players to customize the screen which include features such as filtering effects, zooming in and out, capturing and controlling the particles on screen to decorate their dance and then record what the user has created. Players can bring their creativity to full potential by uploading the recorded dance video online and throughout social media networks. The recorded video can be uploaded on YouTube and Facebook through the Video Editor & Uploader of the PlayStation3 to share with their friends and other DanceDanceRevolution fans.

Never short on a wide variety of great tunes, DanceDanceRevolution for the PS3 comes with 25 all-new original songs by KONAMI's original artists in addition to 20 licensed tracks from some of today's hottest artists. The music never has to stop, because now players can download new songs and add them through the PlayStation®Network. The game offers two all-new gameplay modes - Dance Off and Club Mode. The Dance Off Mode is similar to a dance battle between players where they take turns to play. The player who was able to step and dance more accurately will gain more points and will be the winner. The Club Mode is geared more toward hardcore DanceDanceRevolution fans where the player can play songs consecutively. The difficulty level varies depending on how well the player is dancing and several different gimmicks appear as well. Players can dance from four to 20 songs consecutively in this mode. If the player changes the options to non-stop, they can keep dancing until their gauge is empty! The game also features a high-difficulty level - the Challenge Level - for the experienced player where there are not only just up, down, right and left arrows but with four diagonal arrows as well making it the ultimate challenge!

DanceDanceRevolution for the PS3 will bring owners of this console the same fitness benefits that PlayStation®2 owners and other consoles have all enjoyed. The original get-up-and-move video game, DanceDanceRevolution has become known worldwide for its effectiveness as a fitness and weight loss tool. Like its predecessors, the PS3 version comes with a user-friendly Workout Mode that allows players to easily manage their personal information and watch their calories melt away on a calorie display located at the results screen.

The release of the first-ever PS3 version in franchise history is just one more milestone in an action-packed year for DanceDanceRevolution. The game has been recognized for its get-up-and-move fitness impact by a host of organizations including the state of West Virginia, who has usedDanceDanceRevolution throughout all their public schools, culminating in the 2010 DanceDanceRevolution West Virginia State Championship Tournament. Brought together with the help of the West Virginia Children Health Insurance Program and Sony Computer Entertainment America, DanceDanceRevolutioncontinues to be used throughout the state as a tool to combat childhood obesity in a fun, engaging, and successful format. KONAMI has also brought its best-selling get-up-and-move video game to the biggest state in the union as part of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's award-winning program - 2010 California Governor's Fitness Challenge.

DanceDanceRevolution for PS3 is scheduled for release this fall. For more information, please visit our product page at

About DanceDanceRevolution
Originally debuting in arcades in 1998, DanceDanceRevolution has been available on most consoles including Xbox® 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and WiiTM. Revolutionizing the get-up-and move concept for video games, DanceDanceRevolution combines high energy music with fun-filled gameplay. The game has swept into the pop culture psyche as it has had its own television program on CBS, is regularly featured on primetime television, music videos and feature films, has its own fan club and fan sites, is part of the physical education program in many school districts, and is a featured workout in fitness clubs across the United States.

KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer or electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games. KONAMI's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 22 billion, cards worldwide. The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web at KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. In Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, and Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found

KONAMI is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION

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EA Reveal Its GamesCom 2010 Line-up

EA Have revealed the games they are bringing to this years GamesCom. The Following games will be available at the EA booth at Hall 6.1 (A074):
  • Crysis 2
  • Darkspore
  • Dragon Age 2
  • FIFA 11
  • FIFA Manager 11
  • Medal of Honor
  • Need For Speed Hot Pursuit
  • Rock Band 3
  • The Sims 3 on console
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • The Sims 3 - iPod
  • The Sims 3 World Adventures - iPod
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 10 - iPod
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa - iPod
  • Need For Speed Shift - iPad
  • Command & ConquerTM Red Alert - iPad
  • SCRABBLE - iPad
  • Mirror's Edge - iPad
  • Tetris - iPad

Press Release

Guildford, UK, August 13, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced plans for gamescom 2010 in Cologne. EA will showcase a powerful slate of titles representing a selection of leading franchises across the company’s Games, Sports and Play Labels. Media and consumers are invited for hands on experience with a whole host of innovative game play that highlights the company’s focus on delivering fewer, better games and building direct to consumer digital offerings.

“Gamescom has grown to become the largest show for interactive entertainment, and offers a unique chance for us to engage directly with consumers, retailers and media at one event,” said Jens Uwe Intat, Senior Vice President and General Manager for EA Publishing in Europe. “Our line up demonstrates the intense focus we have on building quality games with deep innovation for our consumers, and it’s great to see the industry coming together to create such a milestone event in Europe”.

Five EA and EA Partner titles at gamescom have already received early recognition for their outstanding quality. The gamescom 2010 award nominations were announced today and include:

FIFA 11 – Best Console
Star WarsTM: The Old RepublicTM – Best Online and Best of gamescom
Crysis® 2 – Best PC, Best of gamescom
The SimsTM 3 console – Best Mobile title (NDS)
Rock Band® 3 instruments – Best Hardware

EA at gamescom 2010

Tuesday, August 17th, 4:00pm
EA Press Briefing: The Palladium, Schanzenstraße 36, Gebäude 197, 51063 Cologne

August 18th-22nd
EA Booth: Hall 6.1 (A074)
Games on show: Crysis 2, DarksporeTM, Dragon AgeTM 2, FIFA 11, FIFA Manager 11, Medal of HonorTM, Need For SpeedTM Hot Pursuit, Rock Band 3, The Sims 3 on console, Star Wars: The Old Republic. For iPodTM: The Sims 3, The SimsTM 3 World Adventures, EA SPORTS FIFA 10, 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM, and for iPadTM: Need For Speed Shift, Command & ConquerTM Red Alert, SCRABBLE, Mirror's EdgeTM, Tetris®.

Behind closed door game demonstrations in EA’s Business lounge, Hall 5.1. Open to media only; Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, Darkspore, Dead Space 2, Dragon Age 2, EA SPORTS Active 2, FIFA 11, FIFA Manager 11, EA SPORTSTM MMA, Medal Of Honor, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Rock Band 3, The SimsTM Medieval, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsTM - Part 1, The Sims 3 on console. Madden NFL 11 for iPhone as well as MONOPOLY Streets will be available for hands-on play in the EA Business Lounge.

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 SPORTSTM, EATM, EA MobileTMand POGOTM. 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 More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, The Sims, Darkspore, Dragon Age, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed, Command and Conquer and Mirrors Edge are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Tetris ®&© 1985-2008 Tetris® Holding LLC. All Rights Reserved. Crytek, Crysis and CryENGINE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crytek GmbH in the U.S and/or other countries. Harmonix, Rock Band and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., an MTV Networks company. Official FIFA licensed product. "© The FIFA name and OLP Logo are copyright or trademark protected by FIFA. All rights reserved. NFL materials © 2010 NFLP. NFL PLAYERS materials © 2010 NFL PLAYERS. Officially Licensed Product of NFL PLAYERS | NFLPLAYERS.COM. The MONOPOLY name and logo are trademarks of Hasbro for its property trading game and game equipment. © 1935, 2010 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.

Sony Announce Playstation Plus Subscribers Will Have Access To Tomb Raider Before Regular PSN Users

Sony have announced that Playstation Plus Subscribers will have access to the PS1 Classic game, Tomb Raider, 2 weeks before regular PSN users. Tomb Raider is coming out next Monday on the PSN Store and it will cost £7.99 and €9.99.

From EU Playstation Blog

Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Thursday 12th August

This is all the news from Thursday 12th August.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 12th August

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 11th August
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Wednesday 11th August
  • 360: Its reported Microsoft is working with Chinese regulators to allow the Xbox 360 to be sold in China
  • Its reported that Nokia and Nintendo worked on a phone in early 2000's, but Nintendo's board of directors cancelled it
  • PC: Ubisoft announce R.U.S.E. will not use their DRM, instead Ubisoft will use Steamworks API
  • 360: THQ are looking into reports that the latest Metro 2033 update is causing issues with achievements being awarded
  • 360: Bungie reveal the Halo Reach team came up with 150 missions for the game, only around 20 made it in.
  • QTE Blog: Atari Announce The Release Date For Test Drive Unlimited 2 Has Been Put Back Until Early 2011
  • Epic games reveal they are not bringing Gears of War 3 to GamesCom, but they do have a big Bulletstorm announcement
  • John Carmack says id Software are unlikely to work on a new IP in the next decade, RAGE last new IP
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Screenshots For Need For Speed Hot Pursuit
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released New Screenshots For The Nintendo Wii Version Of Dance Dance Revolution
  • Black Rock Studios is looking for fan feedback on Split/Second for upcoming DLC and patches.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition. comes with RC Car with camera, medallion, XBL Avatar outfit for $149.99
  • QTE Blog: Virtual Air Guitar Company Have Released A New Trailer For Kung-Fu Live
  • QTE Blog: Team 17 Have Released A New Worms Reloaded Trailer And Announce Its Available For Pre-Order On Steam
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Ultimate Edition listed on online retail sites, comes with all DLC, VIP Content, BF 1943
  • there are reports that the Playstation Phone is under NDA's, hinting towards the fact there is such a device
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released New Fable III Screenshots
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Reveal The Games They Are Showing At This Years GamesCom
  • Hideo Kojima says he has a big announcement this weekend. he says its not Zone Of The Enders 3
  • Sega Confirm Valkyria Chronicles II is a PSP exclusive. Trophy Patch for PS3 Valkyria Chronicles appears unlikely
  • QTE Blog: Irrational Games Announce BioShock Infinite For The Playstation 3, Xbox 360, And PC
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released A New Trailer For Joy Ride
  • QTE Blog: Naughty Dog Reveal More Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Skins Are Coming On 17th August
  • iPhone: id announce RAGE is coming to the iPhone 4, 3GS, And iPad and it will run at 60fps
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released A New Trailer For Enslaved: Odyssey To The West
  • id will not license out id Tech 5 to third party devs and publishers. only Zenimax and Bethesda Softworks will use it
  • ZeniMax announce they have acquired Arkane Studios. Bethesda And Arkane now working on an unannounced Project