Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sony Have Released New Screenshots And A Gameplay Video For inFamous 2

Sony's EU Playstation Blog has released new screenshots and a video for inFamous 2. The Screenshots are in-game and mostly show Cole using his electric powers. the video Sony have released cannot be embedded here but if you head to the link at the bottom, you'll be able to watch in-game action from inFamous 2. The in-game video shows Cole using various electrical powers to kill enemies before moving onto a fight with a monster.


From EU Playstation Blog

Hudson Announce They Will Make Child's Play Donations If Fans Like The Lost In Shadows Facebook Page

Hudson have announced that for every person who "Likes" the lost In Shadow Facebook Page, Hudson will donate 10 Cents to Child's Play. If you want Hudson to donate more money, all you have to do is to also change your Facebook Profile picture to that of a shadow, any shadow, so Hudson will up the donation to $1.All "Likes" and Shadow profile pictures will be counted up at the end 7th September 2010.

Press Release

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Aug. 30, 2010 – Beginning August 30, Hudson Entertainment will ask gamers and non-gamers alike to make a difference in a young child’s life. For every person who ‘Likes’ theLost In Shadow page (www.facebook.com/lostinshadow) Hudson will donate 10 cents to Child’s Play, a community-based charity with its roots in the gaming industry, founded by the creators of Penny-Arcade.com. For those who want to donate more; by changing their profile picture to a picture of a shadow, any shadow, Hudson will jump up the amount to a $1 donation. All ‘Likes’ and Shadow Profile Pictures will be counted on the Lost In Shadow page at the end of Shadows to Light Day, Sept 7th, 2010.

Lost in Shadow follows a shadow of a boy as he attempts to climb around and up a mystical tower. Along the way, players must solve mysteries, puzzles and fight off enemies that try to impede the boy’s progress. The “Shadows to Light” event aims to help cast light in a young child’s life by contributing to the donations of toys, games, books, and monetary contributions for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America.

"Child's Play is excited about Shadows To Light Day and the opportunity it's creating for children across the nation," said Kristin Lindsay, Foundation Coordinator for Child’s Play. “We invite the vibrant gaming community to join in, log onto Facebook, and help us make a difference!”

Participants can also “follow” Hudson on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/hudsonent for updates on the event and game. Be sure to stop by Hudson’s booth at PAX from September 3 – 5, located at booth #842 for a chance to play Lost in Shadow!

Lost in Shadow will be released in North America on Jan. 4, 2011 for WiiTM. For more information on Lost in Shadow, please visit www.lostinshadow.com.

For more information on Child’s Play, visithttp://www.childsplaycharity.org/.

Hudson Entertainment is the North and South American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: console retail games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, Military Madness and Deca Sports. Hudson's mobile division is a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of digital music and video content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visitwww.hudsonent.com.

Child’s Play. Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child’s Play (www.childsplaycharity.org), a community-based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over seven million dollars in donations of toys, games, videos, books and cash for sick kids in 70 partner Children’s Hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since inception.

2K Sports Announce Top Spin 4 For The Playstation 3, Xbox 360, And Nintendo Wii

2K Sports have announced Top Spin 4 for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, And Nintendo Wii.  Top Spin 4 is currently set for a 2011 release and will have a pre-order incentive; An Exclusive Andre Agassi Playable character. 2K Sports say Top Spin 4 will be the most realistic and exhilarating tennis game in the Top Spin Franchise. the team behind the game have focused on an uncanny level of realism in not just player models but also with audio and stadium models.


Press Release

Tuesday 7th September/... 2K Sports announced today that Top Spin 4, the latest iteration of the Top Spin tennis simulation video game franchise, is scheduled to release in 2011 for the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and WiiTM system from Nintendo. As the release date draws near, 2K will inform gamers about an exciting pre-order incentive; an exclusive vintage Andre Agassi playable character.

“Top Spin 4 is shaping up to be the most realistic and exhilarating tennis game in the Top Spin franchise,” said Greg Thomas, president of product development for 2K Sports. “For this iteration, the development team is focused on delivering a bold new take on the sport of tennis by allowing gamers to experience first-hand an uncanny level of realism in the player and stadium models, authentic audio captured directly from real tennis matches, and all-new innovative controls to dominate the competition.”

In development at 2K Czech, Top Spin 4 brings the competitive action of tennis to life like never before with redesigned controls, jaw-dropping player models and Signature Style animations, enhanced TV-style presentation elements, and one of the deepest player rosters to date featuring tennis’ top athletes and legendary pros. To commemorate the fourth version in the Top Spin series, 2K Sports is offering an exclusive vintage Andre Agassi playable character with pre-orders, details of which will be announced at a later date.

THQ Have Revealed The UK Boxart For Homefront

THQ Have revealed the UK Boxart for Homefront. The Boxart shows that the game has been rated 18. Homefront is a first person shooter set in 2027, after the North Koreans successfully invade the USA. The game reveals the events before, during, and after the invasion.


Sony Announce Playstation 3 Firmware 3.42 Is Out Now

Sony have announced that Playstation 3 Firmware 3.42 is out now. this is a mandatory update that addresses "security vulnerability in the system software."

There are various reports from across the web that this update has stopped the PS3Jailbreak, and other exploits, from working. There doesn't appear to be any new features added with the update, just a security fix.

From EU Playstation Blog

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed the games that came out yesterday on the WiiWare, DSiWare, and Virtual Console Stores in the USA. In all there were 5 games released, 1 each on WiiWare and Virtual Console, and 3 on DSiWare.

Virtual Console

This is a 1-2 player game that costs 900 Wii Points. this game originally was released on the NeoGeo in 1995. this is a fighting and a sequel to Samurai Showdown II even though the games story takes place between the first and second games. you can choose to play as 1 of 12 samurai on your quest to kill Zankuro Minazuki.


Fenimore Fillmore "The Westerner"
This is a 1 player only game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. You play as Cowboy Fenimore Fillmore who has sided with the Cattle farmers when all the other cowboys sided with the Cattle Ranchers. you have to protect the farms and defeat the cattle ranchers.


Simply Mahjong
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this game comes with 50 Mahjong puzzles, in each level, to play

My Exotic Farm
This is a 1-2 player game that costs 200 DSi Points. this is a farm simulation game with Exotic animals. you start with a single Parrot and a few pennies and have to build and grow your farm. you can exchange animals between this game and My Farm.

Music on: Acoustic Guitar
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this game lets you play acoustic guitar on your DSi. there is a directory of 900 chords to show where you place your fingers on a real guitar and 5 different styles of music.

Press Release

You've earned a day off. No matter what kind of labor keeps you busy on most Mondays, today is the perfect day to just relax and enjoy yourself. To help put you in the leisurely spirit, this week's new downloadable games for Wii™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems offer welcome diversions for everyone under the sun. Mosey into an atypical Old-West adventure withFenimore Fillmore "The Westerner" for the WiiWare™ service. Live out your secret samurai fantasies with the NEOGEO classic SAMURAI SHOWDOWN III, now available on the Virtual Console™ service. For some fun on the go, the Nintendo DSiWare™ service now lets you test your tile-matching skills with Simply Mahjong, interact with rare birds in My Exotic Farm, or get your six-string kicks with Music on: Acoustic Guitar.


Fenimore Fillmore "The Westerner"
Publisher: Revistronic
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Cartoon Violence, Mild Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Welcome to the West! Come and see the fastest cowboy in action. Visit a typical Western town with a grand saloon, a sheriff's office and a bank. Meet the classic doctor, the powerful "master of the land," an industrious pioneer and men and women who raised a great nation with their blood, sweat and tears. But there are things that cannot be helped, and one of them - very typical in the West - is the continuous fighting between farmers and cattle ranchers. While farmers used to win the sympathy of most people, cattle ranchers had more money, more men and more power. Only a cowboy as peculiar as Fenimore Fillmore could side with the farmers when the rest of the cowboys are paid by the merciless and sinister cattle rancher.

Virtual Console

Original platform: NEOGEO
Publisher: D4 Enterprise
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Blood, Use of Tobacco, Violence
Price: 900 Wii Points
Description: This is a fighting game released in 1995 as a sequel to the previous year's release of SAMURAI SHOWDOWN II. Though this is the third installment in the series, the story takes place between the first and second installments. Players can choose from 12 samurai seeking to defeat Zankuro Minazuki. Along with minor upgrades from the last version - such as the ability to press buttons to fill your rage gauge and the ability to defend in midair - you can also select from slash and bust personality types for each character. Each type has its own set of special moves you can take advantage of, effectively doubling the amount of characters you can play.

Nintendo DSiWare

Simply Mahjong
Publisher: Engine Software
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Simply Mahjong gives you exactly what you want: pure mahjong on your Nintendo DSi system. Mahjong is a Chinese tile-matching game. The tiles are arranged in a special pattern with their faces upward. A tile is said to be open if it can be moved either left or right without disturbing other tiles. The goal is to match pairs of identical tiles. The game is finished when all pairs of tiles have been removed from the board or there are no exposed pairs remaining. The simple game design and easy, intuitive controls make it a game that the whole family can enjoy. The game features 50 puzzles in each level to provide hours of fun.

My Exotic Farm
Publisher: BiP Media
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: My Exotic Farm is an exotic farm simulation game. In the beginning, all you own is an empty field, a few pennies and a single parrot. If you feed and take care of it, the parrot will make feathers that can be sold. With this money, you can buy new animals at the Farmers' Market and purchase equipment from the shopkeeper. Little by little, as your farm builds up, you will unlock bonuses including a well, a great green macaw, a guard dog and a 4x4. You can also exchange animals with your friends who play My Farm or My Exotic Farm.

Music on: Acoustic Guitar
Publisher: Abylight
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: It's like having an acoustic guitar in your pocket! Play your favorite songs easily with the predefined chord option and enjoy the high sound quality. Hear the fingers on the frets and the nails while strumming. A directory of more than 900 chords shows you how to place your fingers on a real guitar and lets you listen to them when selected. Five different styles will accompany you to set the mood: Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Country, Ballad and Blues. Other features include a palm mute function, a metronome and the ability to save up to 10 sessions.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visithttp://wii.com or http://www.nintendodsi.com.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Monday 6th September

This is all the news from Monday 6th September.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 6th September

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September http://ht.ly/18SYcl
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September http://ht.ly/18T0up
  • PS3: Some USA retailers have listed the "Classic White" 160gb PS3 as coming out on 15th october http://ht.ly/2A3C5
  • PS3: PS3JailBreak has now ben ported to the Palm Pre and Nokia N900 http://ht.ly/2A3D8
  • 360: A new version of Crackdown 2's Toy Box DLC has been released. there is no Patch, re-download the DLC http://ht.ly/2A3F2
  • UK Game Charts, Mafia II, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Wii Sports Resort, Toy Story 3, Red Dead Redemption top 5 http://ht.ly/2A3G1
  • Gearbox announce they are updating Borderlands to rebalance the game for high levels and increase the level cap http://ht.ly/2A3HP
  • Gearbox have announced that they own the Duke Nukem IP, including the upcoming Duke Nukem Forever and future projects http://ht.ly/2A5pI
  • its reported someone, whilst drunk, said the next Red Dead game is called Red Dead Revolution http://ht.ly/2A5sM
  • A Website has been found with a logo for Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. there's no word what its for http://ht.ly/2A5vL
  • Katsuhiro Harada says Namco has researched bringing 3D to fighting games and admits its a "technological hurdle" http://ht.ly/2A9X7
  • QTE Blog: UTV Ignition And Hothead Games Have Released A New Trailer And Gameplay Video For Swarm http://ht.ly/18Tdql
  • Its reported that The United Arab Emirates has banned Mafia II http://ht.ly/2A9Yf
  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Have Released A New Trailer For Wakfu http://ht.ly/18TfRM
  • PS3: Emily Rose has revealed that She is doing voice work for Elena Fisher, from Uncharted. http://ht.ly/2AdbT