Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sony Reveal The Playstation Plus Content From September 1st To 2nd November

Sony Europe have detailed the Playstation Plus deals coming to the UK from the September 1st To 2nd November. Sony have also announced that if you buy a Playstation Plus 1 year subscription from now, you will get a free copy of Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty that you keep forever.

September 1st – October 5th
PSN: Sam and Max: Devil’s Playground (entire season)
minis: Vector Tower Defense, Echoes
PSOne Classic: Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
Full Game Trial: Warhawk (Plus exclusive 50% discount for Plus members on purchase), Inferno Pool
Exclusive Discounts: LBP: Ico and Shadow of Colossus costume pack – 50%, Metal Gear Solid (PSOne) – 50%, Warhawk – 50%, Pixel Junk Shooter – 20%
DLC: Exclusive UFC Undisputed 2010 DLC
Dynamic themes: Exclusive PlayStation Move theme, Exclusive ‘Fish Tank’ theme
Premium avatars: Eye Pet Blue Goalie Avatar, Eye Pet DJ Avatar

6th October – 2nd November
PSN: Street Fighter 2 HD Remix
minis: Aero Racer, Yeti Sports
PSOne Classic: Syphon Filter
Full Game Trial: Gravity Crash (Plus exclusive 50% discount for Plus members on purchase), Hustle Kings (Plus exclusive 50% discount for Plus members on purchase)
Exclusive Discounts: Burn Zombie Burn (inc. free exclusive Home item for Plus members who buy)
Dynamic themes: Exclusive Move ‘Start the Party’ theme, Exclusive ‘Halloween’ theme
Premium avatars: Pain: Jarvis and Le Toot Avavtars, SingStar: Wannabe and Rising Star Avatars

From EU Playstation Blog

D3Publisher Announce Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury Exclusively For Xbox Live Arcade

D3Publisher have revealed Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury, an exclusive Xbox Live Arcade Game set to come out in November for 800 MS Points. Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is a arcade shooter thats being developed by TREASURE. As well as being a shooter, Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury also has puzzle elements and it will also come with its own level editor, to create and share levels with, on top of the 100 levels that it comes with. Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is based on the Bangai-O and Bangai-O Sprits games also developed by TREASURE.

Press Release And Fact Sheet

LOS ANGELES – August 31, 2010 – D3Publisher (D3P), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury, an innovative and insanely addicting arcade shooter combined with puzzle elements, that launches exclusively on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in North America this fall! True to the franchise, Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury features a sensory overload of thousands of missiles, more than 100 levels, and includes a Level Editor Tool which allows players to create and share levels with friends online over Xbox LIVE®. Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is under development by renowned Japanese developer, TREASURE Co., Ltd., and is currently rated “RP” by the ESRB.

About Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury
Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is the latest in the Bangai-O franchise, available for the first time on Xbox LIVE Arcade, and provides gamers with addictive shooter gameplay and a sensory overload of fireworks onscreen, with strategic and tactical elements and TREASURE’s original design style that includes fruits for rewards. Priced at 800 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE Arcade, the game offers hours of addicting gameplay, at a great value, to satisfy shooter and puzzle game fans.

Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is an innovative and insanely addicting arcade shooter combined with puzzle elements that features a sensory overload of thousands of missiles and more than 100 levels! Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury allows players to unleash their creativity with the Level Editor Tool, which allows them to design their own levels and share them with friends online via Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft! Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is based on the cult-classic games Bangai-O and Bangai-O Sprits developed by TREASURE, the renowned Japanese videogame developer. This game provides players with strategic and tactical elements, is a must-have for shooter and puzzle game lovers, and fans will have a blast blowing up bosses and lighting up the screen for the first time in high-definition!


Action Shooter Gameplay with Puzzle Elements – Get ready for an omni-directional, explosive sensory overload onscreen as you fight off thousands of missiles, conquer challenging obstacles through strategic trial and error, and collect quirky powerups to create Combo Attacks that annihilate your enemies.

Powerful Level Editor Tool – Design and perfect your own original levels to play and share, either from scratch or by editing any of the existing levels of the game!

Developed by Award Winning, Renowned Japanese Videogame Developer TREASURE –TREASURE’s unique design style is highly evident in the insane gameplay, from the types of enemies gamers face to the award system of collecting different types of fruit to advance, the new combo system and everything in between.

Wide Variety of Weapons and Tactics – Weapons include missiles, homing missiles, lasers and napalms that players can detonate at breathtaking speed!

New Combo System – Direct target hits can be strung together to create destructive combos and as combos increase, so does the player’s devastating multi-directional counter attack which gives them an ultimate, explosive advantage.

Loads of New Content – Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury offers more than 100 levels; 50 available from the beginning and the rest are unlockable!

Publisher: D3Publisher

Developer: TREASURE Co., Ltd.

Release Date: November 2010

Platform: Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360

Suggested Retail Price: 800 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360

ESRB Rating: RP (Rating Pending)

UK PSN Update 01/09/2010

Special Offers
PS3: Bejeweled 2 [£3.19]
PS3: Wolf Of The Battlefield: Commando 3 [£3.99]
PS3: Resident Evil 5 – Untold Stories Bundle [£4.79]
PS3: Aqua Panic! [£4.79]
PSP: Spinout [£3.99]
PSP: Skate Park City [£4.79]
PSP: Aqua Panic! [£4.79]
Mini: Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess [£1.99]
Mini: Hero Of Sparta [£0.99]

New PSP Essentials

PS3 Games
FirstPlay Episode 022 [£0.99]
FirstPlay 90 Day Subscription [£8.99]
Alien Breed: Impact [£11.99]
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 – Fantasy Pack [£6.29]
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 – Favourites Course Pack [£11.99]
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 – New Courses Pack [£6.29]
Split Second/Velocity - Elite Vehicle Livery Pack [Free]
Split Second/Velocity - High Octane Supercar Pack [£1.59]
Split Second/Velocity - Ryback Cyclone Special Edition [Free]
Trinity Universe – Healing Idol [£0.79]
Trinity Universe – Kanata's Adventure Pack [Free]
Trinity Universe – Monster Souls Pack [Free]
Trinity Universe – their Voices Pack [£1.59]
Trinity Universe – Universal Beauty Pack [£1.59]
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days – Alliance Weapon Pack [£2.39]
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days – Multiplayer Masks [£1.59]
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days – The Doggie Bag [£4.79]
Red Dead Redemption – Hunting And Trading Pack [Free]
BioShock 2 – Minerva's Den [£6.29]
MAG - Character Slot B 30 day subscription [£0.79]
MAG – Character Slot C 30 day subscription [£0.79]
ModNation Racers – Lil' Tinker Pack [£1.39]

Alien Breed: Impact

Guitar Hero 5
P.O.D Track Pack [£4.39]
“Boom” by P.O.D [£1.59]
“Southtown” by P.O.D [£1.59]
“Youth Of The Nation” by P.O.D [£1.59]

Rock Band
Going Country Pack 04 [£8.79]
“Days Go By” by Keith Urban [£0.99]
“Fancy” by Reba McEntire [£0.99]
“Hell On The Heart” by Eric Church [£0.99]
“It Happens” by Sugarland [£0.99]
“Lookin' For A Food Time” by Lady Antebellum [£0.99]
“Rebound” by Laura Bell Bundy [£0.99]
“What Was I Thinkin'” by Dierks Bentley [£0.99]
“Women” by Jamey Johnson [£0.99]
“Would You Go With Me” by Josh Turner [£0.99]

Rock Band Network Latest
“Bang Camaro” by Bang Camaro [£0.99]
“Do Not Disturb (Tell Me How Bad)” by Lets Get It [£0.59]
“Hard To See” by Five Finger Death Punch [£0.99]
“Seven” by Sunny Day Real Estate [£0.99]
“Where Were You” by Every Avenue [£0.99]

Brink Dev Diary 4
Brink Dev Diary 5
Never Dead – GamesCom Trailer


Abstracted [£0.79]
Bare Elements [£1.19]
Drops [£0.79]

Dynamic Theme

PSN ID Avatars
Uncharted Avatar Pack 3 [£0.79]
Nathan Drake Avatar 2 [£0.20]
Rika Raja [£0.20]
Atoq Navarro [£0.20]
Gabriel Roman [£0.20]
Uncharted Avatar Pack 4 [£0.79]
Daniel Pinkerton [£0.20]
Elena Fisher 2 [£0.20]
Eddy Raja [£0.20]
Javier [£0.20]

PS1 Classic
Tomb Raider [£7.99]
Front Mission [£3.99]

Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance [£15.99]
Valkria Chronicles II [£27.99]
Little Big Planet – King Arthur Level Kit [£2.39]
Little Big Planet – King Arthur Costume [Free]

Actual Crimes: Jack The Ripper [£3.49]
Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder [£3.99]
Caterpillar [£3.99]
DynoGems+Tehra Dark Warrior (Game Bundle) [£3.49]





Sega Announce Sonic Adventure Is Coming To Xbox Live Aracde On 15th September For 800 MS Points

Sega have announced that the Dreamcast game, Sonic Adventure, is coming to XBLA on 15th September for 800 MS Points. Sega reiterate that the game is coming to the PS3 PSN but don't have any news regarding its release today.


From USA Sega Blog

Sega Have Released New Vanquish Screenshots

Sega Have released new screenshots for Vanquish. these in-game screenshots aim to show the games sense of speed and action. a few new locations are shown in the screenshots as well as some different enemies.


This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update


Sony's UK Playstation Blog has detailed the new comics coming to the Digital Comic Store on the PSP. Sony have also revealed that there are now over 2000 Comics in the store to buy. There are no free comics this week.

2000AD Prog #1695 2000AD
The Authority #8 DC Comics
Bone #2 Cartoon Books
Captain America (2004) #43-#48 Marvel
Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy #1-#5 IDW
DMZ #20 DC Comics
Ex Machina #7 DC Comics
Fables #22 DC Comics
Gen13 #28 DC Comics
Green Lantern: No Fear #4 DC Comics
The Hammer #2 DC Comics
Haven #1-#4 Markosia
High Moon #8 DC Comics
Jonah Hex #20 DC Comics
Kane & Lynch #1 DC Comics
The Lexian Chronicles #12 Markosia
Mickey Mouse and the River of Time #1 & #2 Disney Digicomics
Monsters, Inc Disney Digicomics
Night Owls #4 DC Comics
Planetary #9 DC Comics
Raising Amy #2 Markosia
RASL #2 Cartoon Books
Sonic Universe #5 & #6 Archie Comics
Starcraft #2 DC Comics
Stormwatch PHD #20 DC Comics
Street Code #3 DC Comics
Superduck #16 Disney Digicomics
Transformers #9 IDW
Welcome to Tranquility #1 DC Comics
Wildcats #8 DC Comics
Y: The Last Man DC Comics

From UK Playstation Blog

Round Up Of Playstation Move Review Scores From Around The Web

Reviews for Playstation Move Hardware and games are being released today from various gaming sites. i have listed each review below and will continue to keep this list updated throughout the day.

Playstation Move Hardware And Games - No Score

Playstation Move Hardware - No Score
Kung Fu Rider - 2/5
Racquet Sports - 4/5
Sports Champions - 4.5/5
Start The Party - 3/5
Tumble - 4.5/5

Star The Party - 6/10
Sports Champions - 7/10

Playstation Move Hardware And Games - 9.0/10.0

Kung Fu Rider - 3.5/10.0
Sports Champions - 7.5/10.0
Tumble - 3.5/10.0
EyePet: Your Virtual Pet - 8.0/10.0
Racquet Sports - 4.5/10.0

Sports Champions - 8/10
EyePet: Move Edition - 6/10

Start The Party - 6.3/10
Kung Fu Rider - 6.5/10
Sports Champions - 7.3/10

Playstation Move Hardware - No Score
Start The Party - No Score
Tumble - No Score
Kung Fu Rider - No Score
Sports Champions - No Score

Start The Party - 1/5
Sports Champions - 3/5
Kung Fu Rider - 2/5
Tumble - 4/5

GameTrailers - Video Reviews
Tumble - 8.3/10.0
Kung Fu Rider - 5.5/10.0
Start The Party - 6.0/10.0

Blizzard Entertainment Announce StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty Sold More Than 3 Million Units In Its First Month On Sale

Blizzard Entertainment have announced that StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty has sold over 3 Million units in its first month on sale.

Press Release

IRVINE, Calif., Sep 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that StarCraft(R) II: Wings of Liberty(TM) has sold over 3 million copies worldwide in the first month of its release, building on the game's momentum as the bestselling PC game of 2010 and the fastest-selling real-time strategy game of all time.*

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was released simultaneously in North America, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on July 27. With day-one sales topping 1 million copies, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty became the bestselling PC game of 2010 within its first 24 hours of availability. The game went on to sell more than 1.5 million copies in its first 48 hours, setting the record for fastest-selling strategy game of all time, and has won numerous critical accolades, including multiple editor's choice awards from major gaming publications.

"We appreciate all the enthusiasm that players around the world have shown for StarCraft II," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "It was important to us to deliver an overall gameplay experience that was accessible, balanced, and fun, and it's been gratifying to see how strongly the global community has already embraced the game."

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment's 1998 hit StarCraft, which has been hailed by players and critics worldwide as one of the top real-time strategy games of all time. Sporting a vibrant 3D-graphics engine, StarCraft II once again centers on the clash between the protoss, terrans, and zerg, with each side deploying legions of veteran, upgraded, and new unit types. Unparalleled online play for StarCraft II is available through a new version of, Blizzard Entertainment's world-renowned gaming service. has been redesigned from the ground up to be the premier online gaming destination for Blizzard gamers, with several enhancements and new features, such as voice communication, cloud file storage, leagues and ladders, achievements, stat-tracking, and more.

The solo campaign for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty continues the epic saga where it left off in StarCraft: Brood War(R). The story line chronicles the exploits of marshal-turned-rebel-leader Jim Raynor and features both familiar faces and new heroes. Players are able to tailor the experience, choosing their own mission path and selecting technology and research upgrades to suit their playing style throughout the 29-mission campaign. Several challenge-mode mini-games are also included, with focused goals designed to ease players into the basics of multiplayer strategies.

For more information on StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, visit the official website at
*Based on internal company records, public data, and/or reports from key distribution partners.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft(R) and the Warcraft(R), StarCraft(R), and Diablo(R) series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (, a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's track record includes twelve #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service,, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Blizzard Entertainment generally uses words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "would," "might," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming," and similar expressions to help identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Blizzard Entertainment's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales of Blizzard Entertainment's titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, Blizzard Entertainment's ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms (including next-generation hardware), declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Blizzard Entertainment's products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware and related software, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, litigation against Blizzard Entertainment, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, vendors and third-party developers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates, integration of recent acquisitions and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities, Activision Blizzard's success in integrating the operations of Activision Publishing and Vivendi Games in a timely manner, or at all, and the combined company's ability to realize the anticipated benefits and synergies of the transaction to the extent, or in the timeframe, anticipated. Other such factors include additional risk factors identified in Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Blizzard Entertainment and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Blizzard Entertainment nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Blizzard Entertainment or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 31st August

This is all the news from Tuesday 31st August.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 31st August

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 30th August
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Monday 30th August
  • 360: its strongly rumoured a new Xbox 360 controller is coming this holiday with a new d-pad aimed at fighting games
  • UK Game Charts, Mafia II, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Toy Story 3, Red Dead Redemption, Wii Sports Resort top 5
  • 360: Team Meat announce Super Meat Boy is coming out on 20th October during a "Game Feast" promotion
  • Square Enix announce Space Invaders Infinity Gene is coming out on PS3 PSN and XBLA in September.
  • 360: Pictures of the Beta Kinect device are leaking to the Internet, voice commands working, some lag
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Wii Party Is Being Bundled With A Wii Remote When It Comes Out In Europe
  • iPad: Keith Arem is brining Toonstruck to the iPad with some additional bonuses.
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Have Released Screenshots And Concept Art For Wonder Woman In DC Universe Online
  • 360: the ESRB has rated KOF Sky Stage, an XBLA game currently out only in Japan
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Reveal The New $64.99 Matte Silver Xbox 360 Controller Bundle
  • QTE Blog: Konami Reveal The Boxart For Pro Evolution Soccer 11
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Have Released Metroid: Other M Character Art
  • QTE Blog: Sony Reveal The Boxart And Entertainment Pack For God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta