Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Zen Studios Announce Planet Minigolf Is Getting A Free Playstation Move Update On 19th September

Zen Studios have announced that Planet Minigolf is getting a free Playstation Move update on 19th September. Zen Studios have also teased that another announcement for Planet Minigolf is coming soon.

From USA Playstation Blog

Nintendo Announce Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Has Sold Over 50,000 Units In The UK

Nintendo have announced that Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies has sold over 50,000 units in the UK since its launch, with some retailers selling out. Nintendo say one of the main selling points for the game is its story and that it's even keeping children involved in the game.

Press Release

LONDON, August 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dragon Quest, the gaming sensation that became a phenomenon in Japan, has been the summer holidays hit for school children in the UK.

The Nintendo DS role playing game was launched at the start of the school holidays with a major fanfare at London's Westfield shopping centre featuringBritain's Got Talent winners Diversity.

Since then it has sold more than 50,000 copies with some retailers selling out.

Gaming experts are attributing the success of the game to its involving story.

Dragon Quest IX: 'Sentinels of the Starry Skies' allows players to put themselves in the role of the game's hero or heroine - a guardian angel fallen to Earth who must embark on an epic adventure in the mortal world, protecting mortals, battling foes and ultimately completing a Quest which will return them to the Kingdom of Angels.

James Honeywell from Nintendo UK said: "We've seen a lot of research which suggests keeping children entertained on long car journeys or on rainy days is a real challenge for parents. Dragon Quest IX is a real epic game that provides more than enough entertainment for the long summer holidays.

"And we're sure the game will be the talk of the playgrounds when the first wave of players return to school having mastered Dragon Quest IX," he said.

About the Dragon Quest phenomenon:
Queues a mile long formed for the launch of Dragon Quest IX in Tokyo with sales of 2.4 million in the first weekend - a world record launch in a single country.

Such is the impact of Dragon Quest in its native Japan, the latest launch was even held on a Saturday morning, when games previously always launched on a Wednesday, in order to stop mass truancy by children and adults missing work in the race to get their hands on this immersive role-playing game.

In one district of Tokyo the local authorities have roped off special zones for Dragon Quest players so they don't wander off the pavements or collide with other pedestrians while immersed in the handheld game on their Nintendo DS.

The nine games in the Dragon Quest series have sold a total of 53 million games in Japan alone, beaten only by gaming icons Mario and Pokemon for sales. And in Tokyo there is even a restaurant devoted to Dragon Quest where diners eat off screens showing the game. The first eight games were aimed almost exclusively at a domestic audience, but with Dragon Quest IX it has been aimed at a more global audience.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii(TM) home console and Nintendo DS(TM) family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System(TM), Nintendo has sold more than 3.4 billion video games and more than 565 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi(TM) and Nintendo DSi XL(TM), as well as the Game Boy(TM), Game Boy Advance, Super NES(TM), Nintendo 64(TM) and Nintendo GameCube(TM) systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(TM), Metroid(TM), Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(TM). A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

Harmonix Reveal The 83 Song Soundtrack To Rock Band 3

Harmonix have revealed the 83 songs that are included on the Rock Band 3 Disc, on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, And Nintendo Wii. The full track list for these games can be found after the break, but Harmonix have also revealed the tracks that are in Rock Band 3 on the Nintendo DS, these tracks are also in the console versions. The DS tracks are:

  • Ida Maria, “Oh My God”
  • Metric, “Combat Baby”
  • Paramore, “Misery Business”
  • Phoenix, “Lasso”
  • Rilo Kiley, “Portions for Foxes”
  • Tokio Hotel, “Humanoid”
  • The Vines, “Get Free”
  • The White Stripes, “The Hardest Button to Button”
  • Faith No More, “Midlife Crisis”
  • Jane’s Addiction, “Been Caught Stealing”
  • Smash Mouth, “Walkin’ On The Sun”
  • The Cure, “Just Like Heaven”
  • INXS, “Need You Tonight”
  • Joan Jett, “I Love Rock N’ Roll”
  • Night Ranger, “Sister Christian”
  • Ozzy Osbourne, “Crazy Train”
  • Roxette, “The Look”
  • Whitesnake, “Here I Go Again”

  • The B-52’s, “Rock Lobster”
  • Doobie Brothers, “China Grove”
  • Foreigner, “Cold As Ice”
  • Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Yes, “Roundabout”
  • The Doors, “Break on Through (To the Other Side)”
  • James Brown, “I Got You" (I Feel Good) – Alternate Studio Version
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Crosstown Traffic”
Press Release And Full Set List

Those marked with(DS RB3) are the tracks in the DS Game and Wii/PS3/360.

Amy Winehouse, “Rehab”
At the Drive-In, “One Armed Scissor”
Avenged Sevenfold, “The Beast & the Harlot”
Dover, “King George”
The Bronx, “False Alarm”
The Flaming Lips, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1”
HIM (His Infernal Majesty), “Killing Loneliness”
Hypernova, “Viva La Resistance”
Ida Maria, “Oh My God”(DS RB3)
Juanes, “Me Enamora”
Metric, “Combat Baby”(DS RB3)
Paramore, “Misery Business”(DS RB3)
Phoenix, “Lasso”(DS RB3)
Poni Hoax, “Antibodies”
Pretty Girls Make Graves, “Something Bigger, Something Brighter”
Queens of the Stone Age, “No One Knows”
The Ravonettes, “Last Dance”
Rilo Kiley, “Portions for Foxes”(DS RB3)
Riverboat Gamblers, “Don't Bury Me...I'm Still Not Dead”
Slipknot, “Before I Forget”
The Sounds, “Living in America”
Tegan & Sara, “The Con”
Them Crooked Vultures, “Dead End Friends”
Tokio Hotel, “Humanoid”(DS RB3)
The Vines, “Get Free”(DS RB3)
The White Stripes, “The Hardest Button to Button”(DS RB3)

Faith No More, “Midlife Crisis”(DS RB3)
Filter, “Hey Man, Nice Shot”
Jane’s Addiction, “Been Caught Stealing”(DS RB3)
ManĂ¡, “Oye Mi Amor”
Marilyn Manson, “The Beautiful People”
The Muffs, “Outer Space”
Phish, “Llama”
Primus, “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver”
Rammstein, “Du Hast”
Smash Mouth, “Walkin’ On The Sun”(DS RB3)
Spacehog, “In the Meantime”
Stone Temple Pilots, “Plush”
Swingin’ Utters, “This Bastard’s Life”

Anthrax, “Caught in a Mosh”
Big Country, “In a Big Country”
The Cure, “Just Like Heaven”(DS RB3)
Def Leppard, “Foolin’”
Devo, “Whip It”
Dio, “Rainbow in the Dark”
Dire Straits, “Walk of Life”
Echo & the Bunnymen, “The Killing Moon”
Huey Lewis and the News, “The Power of Love”
INXS, “Need You Tonight”(DS RB3)
J. Geils Band, “Centerfold”
Joan Jett, “I Love Rock N’ Roll”(DS RB3)
Night Ranger, “Sister Christian”(DS RB3)
Ozzy Osbourne, “Crazy Train”(DS RB3)
The Police, “Don’t Stand So Close to Me”
Roxette, “The Look”(DS RB3)
The Smiths, “Stop Me if You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
Tears for Fears, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
Whitesnake, “Here I Go Again”(DS RB3)

The B-52’s, “Rock Lobster”(DS RB3)
Blondie, “Heart of Glass”
Bob Marley, “Get Up, Stand Up”
Chicago, “25 or 6 to 4”
Deep Purple, “Smoke on the Water”
Doobie Brothers, “China Grove”(DS RB3)
Elton John, “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”
Foreigner, “Cold As Ice”(DS RB3)
Golden Earring, “Radar Love”
John Lennon, “Imagine”
Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Free Bird”
Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”(DS RB3)
Ramones, “I Wanna Be Sedated”
Steve Miller Band, “Fly Like an Eagle”
T. Rex, “20th Century Boy”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “I Need to Know”
War, “Low Rider”
Warren Zevon, “Werewolves of London”
Yes, “Roundabout”(DS RB3)

Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations (Live)”
David Bowie, “Space Oddity”
The Doors, “Break on Through (To the Other Side)”(DS RB3)
James Brown, “I Got You" (I Feel Good) – Alternate Studio Version(DS RB3)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Crosstown Traffic”(DS RB3)
The Who, “I Can See for Miles”

Cambridge, Mass. – Aug. 25, 2010 – Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game developer and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today confirmed the entire 83 song on-disc soundtrack for the highly anticipated Rock BandTM3 music video game, including new tracks from Jimi Hendrix, Avenged Sevenfold, Paramore, The White Stripes, Jane's Addiction, Phish, Anthrax, The Cure, Bob Marley, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne, Dire Straits, The Smiths, Foreigner, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Doors and many more. Rock Band 3 will be released Oct. 26 in North America and Oct. 29 in the rest of the world for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo WiiTM and Nintendo DSTM.

“The Rock Band 3 soundtrack represents the strongest, most diverse collection of music ever assembled for a video game,” said Paul DeGooyer, senior vice president of electronic games, music and programming for MTV Games. “The addition of keyboards and vocal harmonies to the Rock Band platform massively broadens the music selection available to our players. You haven’t sung Queen's epic "Bohemian Rhapsody" unless you’ve sung the harmony parts - and you can’t do that unless you have Rock Band 3.”

With more than 30 awards and nominations following its impressive E3 2010 debut, including multiple Best Music and Best Casual/Social Game accolades, Rock Band 3 features an incredible 83-song setlist and access to far more music than any other music game, as well as innovative new game play modes and instrument controllers. In addition to guitar, bass, drums and solo vocals, Rock Band 3 adds three-part vocal harmonies and introduces a keyboard peripheral to the band, allowing up to seven players to rock together for the ultimate social gaming experience.

Rock Band 3’s deep Career Mode takes the band on a journey to gain new levels of status while the environment around them changes from streets and subways to tour stops and venues. The game also features a streamlined experience, with easy drop-in and drop-out, easier no-fail accessibility and an all-new Party Shuffle. Rock Band 3 also introduces Rock Band Pro, bridging the world of gaming and real musicianship through a suite of new instrument controllers, trainers and game play options that open the door to real-world guitar, bass, keyboard and drum skills.

The Rock Band platform stands next to none in music content, with over 2,000 songs* from more than 400 artists scheduled to be available for purchase via game export and download by the launch of Rock Band 3. With more choices for fans than any other music-based videogame, Rock Band provides the best selection of interactive musical content, songs and artists. Rock Band pioneered offering content in a variety of ways, through on-disc game play, game export, downloadable content and the Rock Band Network. The Rock Band platform allows fans to interact with their favorite music in a unique and hands-on way, as well as giving artists the ability to reach fans through a whole new channel.

Rock Band 3 will be compatible with all Rock BandTMand The BeatlesTM: Rock BandTM peripherals, as well as most Guitar Hero® and other authorized third-party music video game peripherals and microphones. Pro Mode requires Rock Band Pro compatible instrument controllers. Mad Catz is the official, licensed peripheral manufacturer and distributor for Rock Band 3 game controllers. Rock Band Pro Guitar mode is compatible with the Rock Band 3 FenderTM MustangTM PRO-GuitarTM Controller and the Rock Band 3 Squier® by Fender Stratocaster® Guitar Controller (manufactured and distributed by Fender).

*Available on-disc, via download and disc export. Internet connection and key purchase required. Wii has over 1,500 song tracks available for purchase on the Rock Band platform on-disc, via song import, and download. Not applicable to Nintendo DS.

Trendy Entertainment Announce Dungeon Defenders For The Playstation 3

Trendy Entertainment have announced Dungeon Defenders, a Playstation 3 PSN game coming out this fall. Dungeon Defenders is am mixture of genres, combining Tower Defense with role playing and action gameplay as well as having online co-op. Dungeon Defenders will also support the Playstation Move and 3D. Trendy Entertainment have announced that a demo for Dungeon Defenders will come before the game is released.

The Mix of genres means that you place defences across the map, but when the attack the starts you can also attack the enemies with friends online or with up to 4 player locally, via split screen.

Dungeon Defenders has 4 hero classes and your job is to defend your ‘Eternia Crystals’ from waves of baddies. you will need to develop your abilities and upgrade your weapons and equipment. you will also be able to raise pets.


Chillingo Announce Angry Birds Is Coming To Playstation Minis

Chillingo have announced that Angry Birds is coming to Playstation Minis. Chillingo have also announced that the visuals have been optimized for the PSPgo and that the game is coming out soon. The game has over 100 levels to play though and there will also be in-game awards to earn.

In Angry Birds, players take control of a flock of different birds. these birds are attempting to retrieve their eggs from a group of thieving pigs. the pigs, however, have taken refuge in various buildings made from a variety of materials. the object is to catapult the birds into the pigs protective barriers, eliminate the pigs, and rescue the eggs.

From USA Playstation Blog

Black Bean Announce WRC Will Feature The Pendulum Track "Witchcraft"

Black Bean have announced they an agreement with Warner Music UK and Pendulum to include the Pendulum track "Witchcraft" in the game and to use it in a game trailer.

Press Release

London, 25th August, 2010 - Black Bean Games, the leading Italian videogame publisher, today announces a synchronization agreement with Warner Music UK and Pendulum, the Australian electronica/drum & bass band which debuted at number one on the UK album charts with their third acclaimed album ‘Immersion’.

WRC FIA World Rally Championship, the racing videogame developed by Milestone Studios, is back after five years and will include ‘Witchcraft’, the second and latest top 40 single from ‘Immersion’. Under the terms of the deal, the track is also the official soundtrack to the game’s trailer.

The group’s next single ‘The Island’ is available from September 20th on Earstorm / Warner Bros. Records, and they recently announced a major UK arena tour.

“Pendulum’s track is a real added value for the game, delivering even more rhythm and excitement to make WRC the unique rallying experience all petrol-head gamers won’t miss!” said Fabrizio Vagliasindi, Strategic Marketing Coordinator at Black Bean Games.

“Pendulum’s pacey, visceral music is the perfect fit with this racing game, enhancing its exhilarating mood. This game is a great way for the band to reach existing fans and make new ones at time when, three months after release, the album is still in the top thirty and their brilliant new single is on the way” said Ali Johnson, Senior Director, Synch Licensing at Warner Music UK.

WRC FIA World Rally Championship will be available in store on the 8th of October 2010 for PlayStation®3, Xbox®360 and PC.

EA Have Released A New Gameplay Video For FIFA 11

EA Have released a new gameplay video for FIFA 11. this video teaches you how to play as the goalkeeper. it uses in-game footage to show what buttons control the Goalkeeper and to show examples of the different saves you can make. the video also shows that the goalkeeper can also influence play by shouting commands to teammates, but this does not guarantee that they will listen.

UK PSN Update 25/08/2010

Special Offers
PS3: Landit Bandit [£5.49]
PS3: Heavy Weapon [£3.19]
PS3: Zuma [£3.19]
PS3: Crash Commando [£3.19]
PS3: Crash Commando – Combo Pack [£2.39]
PSP: Valhalla Knights [£7.99]
PSP: Valhalla Knights 2 [£9.99]
PSP: International Athletics [£4.79]
PSP: Generation Of Chaos [£4.79]
Minis: Breakquest [£1.74]
Minis: Let's Golf [£0.99]

New PSP Essentials
Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command [£7.99]
Marvel Super Hero Squad [£7.99]
MX vs. ATV Untamed [£7.99]]
SpongeBob Squarepants: Yellow Avenger [£7.99]
The Sims 2 [£7.99]

PS3 Games
FirstPlay Episode 021 [£0.99]
FirstPlay 90 Day Subscription [£8.99]
Shank [£9.99]
Joe Danger [£9.99]
PixelJunk 2nd Lap [£6.29]
Motorstorm 3D Rift [£9.99]
Mafia II – Betrayal Of Jimmy [£6.29]
Naught Bear – Episode 8: X-Bears [Free]

Joe Danger
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

Guitar Hero 5
Mega Death Track Pack [£4.39]
“Hanger 18” by Mega Death [£1.59]
“Peace Sells” by Mega Death [£1.59]
“Symphony Of Destruction” by Mega Death [£1.59]

Rock Band
Disturbed Pack 3 [£2.49]
“Another Way To Die” by Disturbed [£0.99]
“Asylum” by Disturbed [£0.99]
“The Animal” by Disturbed [£0.99]
Universal Motown Pack 1
“Bury Me Alive” by We Are The Fallen [£0.99]
“Mountain Man” by Crash Kings [£0.99]
“Seasons” by Veer Union [£0.99]

Rock Band Network Latest
“Buster Voodoo” by Rodrigo Y Gabriela [£0.99]
“The Great Plains” by Scale The Summit [£0.99]
“The Price” by Dappled Ciities [£0.59]
“The Ultimate Showdown (RBN Mix)” by Lemon Demon [£0.99]
“Whatever Happened To You” by Cate Sparks [£0.99]

PixelJunk Racers: 2nd Lap Trailer
Brink Dev Diary 3
Naughty Bear Episode 8
Kane & lynch – Gamings most Notorious Criminals
Lara Craft and The Guardian of Light – Weapons Trailer

PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap – Speed
PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap

Draco [£1.59]
PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap

Dynamic Theme
PSN ID Avatars
Super Street Fighter IV – Blanka [£0.20]
Super Street Fighter IV – Chun-Li [£0.20]
Super Street Fighter IV – Dhalsim [£0.20]
Super Street Fighter IV – Dudley [£0.20]
Super Street Fighter IV – Guile [£0.20]
Super Street Fighter IV – Ken [£0.20]
Super Street Fighter IV – M Bison [£0.20]
Super Street Fighter IV – Makoto [£0.20]
Super Street Fighter IV – Ryu [£0.20]
Super Street Fighter IV – Zangief [£0.20]
EyePet – Pet Sit Smile [£0.20]
EyePet – Tennis
EyePet – Pet With Trampoline [£0.20]
EyePet – Jester [£0.20]
EyePet – Pet On Plane [£0.20]

PS1 Classic
Disney pixar Toy Story Racer [£5.49]

Pinball Heroes – High Speed Pack [£7.99]

Hive Sweeper [£3.49]
Fort Commander: Kings Gambit [£3.49]





New Zero Punctuation - Transformers: War for Cybertron

This weeks Zero Punctuation is on Transformers: War for Cybertron. Can Yahtzee, someone unfamiliar with the Transformers universe, possibly enjoy the games story and gameplay or is he just too far removed from it all.

Paramount Digital Entertainment Have Released A New Top Gun 2 Trailer

Paramount Digital Entertainment have released a new trailer for Top Gun 2. Top Gun 2 is a iPhone game that's out now and costs £2.39 in the UK. this trailer is a gameplay trailer that shows some of the planes you get to play as and plane battles between you and a variety of enemy aircraft.

Mediatonic Announce Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess Is Out Now On Xbox Live Indie Games For 240 MS Points

Mediatonic have announced that Monsters(Probably) Stole My Princess is out now on Xbox Live Indie Games for 240 MS Points. This Xbox Live Indie Games version, of the Playstation Minis game, has had a full HD overhaul of its graphics. for those unfamiliar with the story, you play as "The Duke" who is an aristocratic demon and this game is a upwards-scrolling platformer. you have to chase down fleeing monsters and get your Princess back.


Press Release

London, UK. London-based development studio Mediatonic has announced that its critically-acclaimed PSP Minis debut, Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, has been launched on Xbox Live Indie Games. The Xbox 360 version features all the action of the PSP Minis cult hit and boasts a full HD-resolution visual overhaul.

In Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, players take control of the massively awesome and super-sexy aristocratic demon known only as "The Duke" in an upwards-scrolling platformer, where chasing down giant fleeing monsters is the business at hand. By building combos to unleash increasingly magnificent finishing moves on the (most likely) guilty monsters, players can impress the Duke’s adoring fans and gun for higher and higher scores.

Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess features a full story mode, 6 unique stages, awesome animated cutscenes and an incredible soundtrack the Duke himself would approve of. With 24 levels of monster pounding justice, this is (probably) the best XNA game ever.

Originally released in April 2010, Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess was a hit with reviewers across the media spectrum, picking up scores such as an 8.8 from IGN, an 8/10 from Eurogamer, Games TM and The Official PlayStation Magazine and a 4/5 from daily newspaper The Independent.

Mediatonic’s co-founder and creative director Paul Croft adds: “Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess was a huge hit for us, both with the media and as our debut on PSP Minis, so we’re proud to have launched its XNA version as our Xbox 360 debut.” He continues; “We’re hopeful Xbox 360 players will take the Duke’s plight to their hearts and will help him hammer those (probably) guilty monsters.”

Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess for Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Indie Games is available now, costing 240 MS Points.

This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's EU Playstation Blog has revealed the comics coming out today on the PSP Digital Comic store in the UK. this weeks free comic is Starcraft #1 from DC Comics.

* 2000AD Prog #1694 2000AD
* The Authority #7 DC Comics
* Bayou #8 DC Comics
* The Beagle Boys and the Coastguard Caper Disney Digicomics
* Breathe #3 Markosia
* Criminal: The Sinners (2008) #5 Icon
* DMZ #19 DC Comics
* Ex Machina #6 DC Comics
* Fables #21 DC Comics
* Gen13 #27 DC Comics
* Green Lantern: No Fear #3 DC Comics
* Growing Up Enchanted Markosia
* The Hammer DC Comics
* Hit Monkey (2010) #2 Marvel
* Jonah Hex #19 DC Comics
* Journey Into Mystery (1952) #83-#86 Marvel
* Justice League: Generation Lost #8 DC Comics
* Planetary #8 DC Comics
* Raising Amy #1 Markosia
* Safe Inside #3 DC Comics
* Silent Hill: Dying Inside #1-#5 DC Comics
* Sonic Universe #3 & #4 Archie Comics
* Starcraft #1 DC Comics
* Stormwatch PHD #19 DC Comics
* Street Code #2 DC Comics
* Superduck #14 & #15 Disney Digicomics
* Ultraheroes #8 Disney Digicomics
* We Will Bury You #4 IDW
*Wildcats #7
*Y: The Last Man #4

From EU Playstation Blog

Sony Announce Playstation Plus Subscribers Can Get A Discounted Playstation Protection Plan

Sony have announced that Playstation Plus subscribers in the USA can get a discounted Playstation Protection Plan. The deal is that you can purchase a 2 year PS3 protection plan for $44.99. that's 25% off the original price. to qualify for this your PS3 must still be in its original 1 year warrenty.

From USA Playstation Blog

Sony Announce UK Playstation Plus Members Will Get The R.U.S.E Demo On 25th August

Sony have announced that Playstation Plus members in the UK, and probably Europe, will get early access to the R.U.S.E Demo. Regular PSN subscribers get the demo on 1st September whilst Playstation Plus subscribers get it on 25th August, which is today. the demo can be found in the Playstation Plus section on the Store or it will be automatically downloaded, if that feature is turned on.

From EU Playstation Blog

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 24th August

This is all the news from Tuesday 24th August.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 24th August

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 23th August
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Monday 23th August
  • 360: Microsoft reveal the CPU+GPU chipset in 360 Slims is called Vejle. they had to introduce lag as its too fast + more
  • 360: there's conflicting reports if Kinect voice controls are in at launch. its suggested only english will be supported
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Revealed The Boxart For Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
  • 360: Microsoft's Chris Lewis says the Xbox 360 could be on sale into 2015, points to Kinect for its extra life
  • Sony's Andrew House reveals Sony is looking into Online Pass systems, but admits it contradicts with PSN free to play
  • Visceral games say they'll make a Dead Space 3 if there is demand, but they won't oversaturate the series
  • QTE Blog: Cinemax Announce The 2nd Rytmik Contest Is Now On Until 30th September 2010
  • 360: GameStop has a listing for the Saint's Row Double pack, it is coming 7th September and costs $30
  • Capcom's Yoshinori Ono says the match up of Street Fighter and Tekken appealed because it was odd and would surprise
  • Wii: Metroid Other M will be on a Dual Layer DVD, team struggled to get it all on 1 with some cutscenes being cut
  • QTE Blog: Team 17 Have Released A New Trailer For Worms Reloaded
  • 360: The 4GB 360 Slim is coming out in Japan on 9th September for ¥19,800. the 250GB HDD is also coming for ¥15,540
  • PS3: Final Fantasy XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka says the PS3 delay is down to memory issues not found on PC
  • its rumoured This Is Vegas has been cancelled even though around $50M has been spent on it.
  • PS3: its reported that the PS3 is able to detect if your using a device like PSJailbreak, but only when your online
  • PSP: Phantasy Star Portable 2 packaging in Japan mentions Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity, unknown what it is
  • THQ admit they don't care whether used gamers are upset with 1 use codes as new buyers get everything anyway
  • PC: Introversion say adding Steam achievements to Defcon, and its subsequent promotion, saved the company
  • NES: a Ghost N Goblins game is currently on sale on Ebay for $4.999.99. its an original sealed game
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Valkyria Chronicles II
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Vanquish Trailer
  • QTE Blog: Konami Announce Saw II: Flesh & Blood Is Coming Out In The USA On 19th October
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released A Live Action Trailer For Halo Reach