Wednesday, September 8, 2010

EA Have Released New Screenshots Of FIFA 11's Creation Center

EA have released new screenshots of the Creation Center For FIFA 11. this creation center, found online, is used to create football player based on yourself which can then be uploaded into your FIFA 11 game. EA went through the process and released screens of each step. they also added some commentary for each step, which can be found by clicking on the speech bubble in the picture viewer below.

Screenshots


I have included the full commentary below if you find it easier to read it from there. the screenshots in the viewer are in the correct order of the commentary.

Commentary

Creating “My Work Team” in Creation Centre
My name is Sebastian Enrique and I’m a member of the FIFA 11 Development Team for Xbox 360 and PS3. I’m pretty excited about Creation Centre and today I want to walk you through how I have created “My Work Team” on it and downloaded it on my console to play against those big squads to demonstrate that a bunch of amateurs can destroy those professionals!

First of all, I’d like to say thanks in advance to all the people who pre-ordered FIFA 11 obtaining the early access to Creation Centre Beta Website. Your feedback will be tremendously helpful to us to continue improving the website and making teams and players creation a friendly, pleasant, and comprehensive experience.

Creating Myself
I started by creating myself as a player. The first screen asks to fill out the basic player information:
*my first name
*my last name
*preferred kit number
*an alias that would be used as the stamped name on my kit –although I left it blank so my last name will be used instead-
*a commentary name –how the match commentators are going to refer to me during a match; a caveat here is that not all commentary names are available in all languages
*my nationality
*my preferred position –yeah, I’m a center back
*my footedness
*my date of birth –although I put a fake one for screenshot purposes ;-)
*and a template that is going to be used to automatically fill out some attributes –a defender template on my case

The second screen is related to appearance. So, I get to choose what I want my player to look like. I was able to choose from a variety of ethnicities, face types, facial hair, hair style and color, eye color, height, weight, and complexion.

The third screen is for selecting accessories and apparel options: boots, ankle tape, winter gloves, wrist accessories, kit style, and short or long sleeves.

After the accessories, I’m taken to a really important section of player creation: attributes. The attributes will define how good (or bad) my player is in the different categories: Attacking, Defending, Goalkeeping, Mentality, Movement, Power, and Skills. Depending on the player preferred position, some attributes will be more important than others. For example, good goalkeeping skills won’t really matter if the player is a striker. The greater the attribute value, the better the player. I decided to be honest with myself on each category. I know I’m not perfect, but I also know I’m not a disaster!

After the attributes I get to the Traits and Personality. The traits will define very specific behavior for the player. Being honest, I tend to dive a lot into tackles and I also sort of often argue with the officials! Those were my selected traits. Take it or leave it…

Then I was carried over to the Personality tab. Here I was able to select from a variety of different options that add up to defining the personality, style, and behavior of my player – such as attacking and defending work rate, skill moves and weak foot abilities, celebration styles, and winter weather apparel options.

That was the final step before saving the player. I chose to save and publish for public use. This way, my friends can find my player and use it on their teams and consoles.

Creating the Team

The first team creation screen asks for General Info in a similar way as player creation. This time we need to choose:
*Team Name
*Short Name, a 3-letter abbreviation of your team, used in-game on score clock *graphics amongst other things
*City
*Country
*Commentary Names –what name the commentators will refer my team as; although I could also leave this blank for none
*Team Colors –team colors are the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors for the team. These colors are used, for example, for customizing banner colors on stadiums.

The following screen allows me to select what stadium to use as my home ground, and assign it a name.

The third screen allows me to select the crest for my team and assign it the primary and secondary colors.

The next option is where the real fun beings - assembling the team.
After creating my player I encouraged my work friends to create themselves as well and publish their players as public. With this I am going to be able to search for them and add them to my squad. Of course I asked them to be honest with the attributes! But it doesn’t really matter since I can edit the attributes after adding their players to my squad.

In the initial pop-up I first selected “My Players” to find myself (as a created player) and add him (or me) to the squad.

I then started searching my mates by last name and added them one by one to the squad.

I was keeping a tally since I need to have at least one keeper; and I also need to have a minimum of 18 players (11 for a start, and 7 subs) on the squad with the possibility of adding 7 reserve players.

After I finished adding all of them, I went to the “Squad” tab and selected the desired formation and with several drags and drops I ended up having my desired starting 11, substitutes, and reserves. After having that, I edited the player kit numbers to have the numbers I wanted to assign all of them on my created team.

After I was done, I clicked on Next and was sent to the player roles assignment screen. Here I just dragged and dropped from the starting 11 who I wanted to be the Captain, the Short and Long Free Kick Takers, and the Left and Right Corner Kick takers.

After clicking on next one more time, I was brought to the tactical section of team management, and had to decide about the Attacking Build Up Style, Attacking Chance Creation Style, and Defending Style.

The next step on the Team Creation process is really cool. I could spend forever in here: home and away kits selection. There is a variety of manufacturer kits to choose from for both home and away. I stuck to the EA Sports ones for my work team, and I was also able to select the primary and secondary color for each jersey, the type and color of kit name and number stamping, and the type and color of short number stamping.

After I was satisfied with my jerseys, I just clicked on next and saved my team publishing it as public.

Downloading to Console
The team was automatically bookmarked for me to download on console. My friends just searched for it by team name from the home page and then bookmarked it to be able to see it on their consoles.
So, I just started the game on console, and went to “My FIFA 11” -> “Creation Centre” from the main menu.

Once there, I was able to see my created (and automatically bookmarked) team and player –the player appears on a different tab-.

I just clicked the button to download and after a few seconds my team was ready to be used.
Then I went to “Kick Off“ -> “Exhibition Match” from the main menu, and when selecting the teams I found a new “nation” and “league” called Creation Centre were my team (and all creation centre teams) are going to be found for playing a match.

Gotta Play Now
That was all for now, I have my work team in the console; and I will start facing serious opposition. Enjoy your created teams, and send us feedback.
See you soon!
Sebastian Enrique.


UK PSN Update 08/09/2010

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
None

PS3 Games
FirstPlay Episode 023 [£0.99]
FirstPlay 90 Day Subscription [£8.99]
Worms 2 Armageddon [£11.99]
Top Gun [£7.99]
Dragon Age: Origins – Witch Hunt [£5.49]
Buzz – Puzzle Pack [£3.99]
Mafia II – Jimmy's Vendetta [£6.29]
Planet MiniGolf – Stronghold Island [£1.59]
Transformers: War For Cybertron – Map And Character Pack 2 [£7.99]

Demo's
Worms 2 Armageddon
Quantum Theory

Guitar Hero 5
Rock 1 Track Pack [£4.39]
“Blue Monday” by Orgy [£1.59]
“Epic” by Faith No More [£1.59]
“I Stand Alone” by Godsmack [£1.59]
“Last Resort” by Papa Roach [£1.59]
“Nookie” by Limp Bizkit [£1.59]
“The Dope Show” by Marilyn Manson [£1.59]

Rock Band
“Beautiful” by Snoop Dogg [£0.99]
“Drop It Like Its Hot” by Snoop Dogg [£0.99]
“Ridin' In My Chevy” by Snoop Dogg [£0.99]
“Sensual Seduction” by Snoop Dogg [£0.99]
“Snoop's Upside Ya Head” by Snoop Dogg [£0.99]
“Tha Shiznit” by Snoop Dogg [£0.99]
“Who Am I (What's My Name)” by Snoop Dogg [£0.99]

Rock Band Network Latest
“Valkyries” by Amberian Dawn [£0.99]
“Wake Up” by Me Talk Pretty [£0.99]
“We Are The One” by Anti Flag [£0.59]
“Bleed” by Meshuggah [£0.99]
“Dr. Doom” by The Acacia Strain [£0.99]

Videos
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Trailer
Dragon Age: Origins – Witch Hunt
Yakuza 4
Brink Dev Diary 5
PES 2011 – Intro Movie
PES 2011 – GamesCom Trailer

Wallpaper
None

Theme
Shank – Blood Red [£0.79]
Coruscant Theme [£1.19]
Mechatron Theme [£1.19]
Road Kill [£1.19]
Zombies On TV [£1.19]
Gaze [£1.19]

Dynamic Theme
None

PSN ID Avatars
EyePet – Pet Drawing [£0.20]
EyePet – Pirate Pet [£0.20]
EyePet – Pet Face Icon [£0.20]
EyePet – Pet Hatching [£0.20]
EyePet – Cowgirl [£0.20]

PS1 Classic
None

PSP
None

Minis
Flying Hamster [£5.99]

Demo
None

Theme
None

Wallpaper
None

Video
None


EA Have Released A FIFA 11 Gameplay Video Showing Arsenal Vs Real Madrid

EA have released a new gameplay video for FIFA 11. this video shows a complete match between Arsenal and Real Madrid. the video is just over 11 minutes long, but it shows all the in-game action between those two teams.




Team 17 Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Worms 2: Armageddon On The PS3


Team 17 have released new screenshots and a trailer for Worms 2: Armageddon on the Playstation 3. Worms 2: Armageddon was released today, in the UK, and features Playstation 3 exclusive things, like Sackboy, Motorstorm, Lemmings, Helghast and Buzz hats, Trophies, and 1080p Graphics. As well as having a single player campaign, the game also features a firing range mode and offline/Online Multiplayer modes.



Screenshots


  • Team 17 Have released a list of features you can expect to see in Worms Armageddon 2:
  • Up to 1080p resolution for amazing visuals and detail.
  • Tons of voices and customisation options.
  • Full online or offline multi-player for up to four players over a wealth of game modes – beginner, intermediate, pro, races, forts and crazy crates!
  • Hilarious Sony endorsed hats for the Worms to wear out on the battlefield – Sackboy, Motorstorm, Lemmings, Helghast and Buzz hats are all available for unlocking!
  • All new improved landscape generator for unlimited random level design.
  • Play standard or ranked games in a bid to scale the leaderboards.
  • 27 Trophies to collect.
  • Headset supported.

Press Release

ot content to rest on their laurels after a string of successful releases across multiple platforms this summer, Team17 are proud to announce the release of Worms 2: Armageddon to the PlayStation®Network, for PlayStation®3, across SCEE territories.

Featuring an in-depth single-player Campaign Mode, Tutorials and Firing Ranges along with multi-player online and offline game modes, it is now even easier to jump in and get involved with the world of WormsTM. Playable in full 1080p, this is Team17’s best looking WormsTM title yet and with full trophy support and customization options, this is a WormsTM title that is guaranteed to last the test of time, in both a gameplay and a visual sense.

Martyn Brown, Business Development Director at Team17, says; “We’re delighted to finally bringWorms 2: Armageddon to PSN and we’re sure it’ll provide a huge hit with fans of the game, especially with the great new customisation options and the addition of some new and classic weaponry for this platform. We’ve taken time to really polish this edition and it looks fantastic in 1080p and as usual, provides endless hours of mayhem on or offline.”

PSN users can even play a free trial of Worms 2: Armageddon before unlocking the full game; a feature limited demo version comprised of a select few single-player Campaign levels and one offline multi-player game style. This is a great opportunity for the uninitiated to find out just why WormsTMgames have been incredibly popular for over 15 years!

Key Features:
Up to 1080p resolution for amazing visuals and detail.
Tons of voices and customisation options.
Full online or offline multi-player for up to four players over a wealth of game modes – beginner, intermediate, pro, races, forts and crazy crates!
Hilarious Sony endorsed hats for the Worms to wear out on the battlefield – Sackboy, Motorstorm, Lemmings, Helghast and Buzz hats are all available for unlocking!
All new improved landscape generator for unlimited random level design.
Play standard or ranked games in a bid to scale the leaderboards.
27 Trophies to collect.
Headset supported.

SI Games Detail New Features And Improvements In Football Manager 2011

SI Games have detailed more of the new features and improvements that can be found in their upcoming Football Manager 2011. the screenshots they have released focus on the new Set Piece Creator and Match Analysis Improvements, showing in-game examples of them. the full list of new features are:
  • Set Piece Creator – Much like Football Manager 2010’s Tactics Creator, we’ve now added a Set Piece Creator to the game which allows you to set up your set piece routines in a much more intuitive and user-friendly manner.
  • Press Conference revamp – Not just a new user interface, and not just 150+ new press conference questions, but also all of the previous 500+ press conference questions have been fully reviewed, with possible answers revised where necessary, leading to press conferences being more intuitive and in situ.
  • Match analysis improvements – Lots of new options available on the match analysis chalkboard, with offsides, free kicks, corners, throw ins, clear cut chances, half chances all now available to analyse via the system, as well as the option to show all of the players match actions at the same time, rather than having to look at them all separately.
  • Squad registration / squad number split – We’ve separated out the squad registration and squad numbering screens, so you can now give squad numbers to players who don’t need to be registered.
  • Newgen revamp – Newly generated players, or newgens as we call them, are now created using a new system that looks at player templates for different styles of player, as well as taking national traits into account, to ensure that the types of player in the game are constant throughout the life of your own saved game.
  • B-Team & Amateur revamp – Due to lots of feedback from our community, particularly from Spanish and Danish users, regarding the way that B teams and amateur work in the game compared to real life, we’ve had a revamp on the way they work to make them more accurate than ever before, including the chance to set up your own clubs B team at the start of the season in appropriate leagues.
Screenshots


Press Release

Today Sports Interactive would like to share a few new and improved features with you that will are in Football Manager 2011. Where appropriate, there are new screenshots to accompany these.

These features are in addition to those already announced, which you can find out about at www.youtube.com/sigames.

There are still lots of other new features in FM11 that have not yet been announced. Some of these will be announced in the coming weeks, and some will be left for people to find out for themselves once preview code is available.

Newly revealed features:

Set Piece Creator – Much like Football Manager 2010’s Tactics Creator, we’ve now added a Set Piece Creator to the game which allows you to set up your set piece routines in a much more intuitive and user-friendly manner.

Press Conference revamp – Not just a new user interface, and not just 150+ new press conference questions, but also all of the previous 500+ press conference questions have been fully reviewed, with possible answers revised where necessary, leading to press conferences being more intuitive and in situ.

Match analysis improvements – Lots of new options available on the match analysis chalkboard, with offsides, free kicks, corners, throw ins, clear cut chances, half chances all now available to analyse via the system, as well as the option to show all of the players match actions at the same time, rather than having to look at them all separately.

Squad registration / squad number split – We’ve separated out the squad registration and squad numbering screens, so you can now give squad numbers to players who don’t need to be registered.

Newgen revamp – Newly generated players, or newgens as we call them, are now created using a new system that looks at player templates for different styles of player, as well as taking national traits into account, to ensure that the types of player in the game are constant throughout the life of your own saved game.

B-Team & Amateur revamp – Due to lots of feedback from our community, particularly from Spanish and Danish users, regarding the way that B teams and amateur work in the game compared to real life, we’ve had a revamp on the way they work to make them more accurate than ever before, including the chance to set up your own clubs B team at the start of the season in appropriate leagues.

NCsoft Announce The Assault on Balaurea Expansion For Aion Is Out Now For Free

NCsoft have announced that the Assault on Balaurea expansion for Aion is out now for free. NCsoft have released a trailer detailing many of the new features in the Expansion. They have also released a list of the new features the expansion brings, Including:
  • New Instances: Aion hosts eight new instances each filled with fantastic challenges and enticing rewards. These new instances experienced at both lower and higher levels offer a range of challenges for all varieties of players ranging from solo adventures to full-on Legion raids.
  • Pets: Pets are no longer only decorative. Aion redefines how MMORPGs approach pets, creating an entire new subsystem for players to explore as they acquire functional pets capable of storing goods, assisting with crafting or acting as guardians by alerting their masters to nearby enemies. Pets are acquired through in-game purchases, quest rewards, item drops, NCsoft Store, and special promotional events.
  • New Zones: Players will explore the vast lands of Balaurea, the home of the Balaur, ruled by the Dragon Lord Tiamat. The Asmodians and Elyos have established fortresses in the two new zones: Gelkmaros and Inggison, each area featuring completely new environments, powerful monsters and unique flight mechanics for players to enjoy.
  • Increased Level Cap: Five additional levels can be achieved. With an increased level cap of 55, characters will discover new weapons, earn new items and learn new skills as they explore the dangerous lands of Balaurea.
  • Enhanced Flight Mechanics: Brand new flight options in the form of Windstreams allow characters to traverse the vast new zones of Gelkmaros and Inggison with increased speed and unlimited flight time. Windstreams have varying strengths and effects, adding a further layer of depth and strategy to Aion’s highly-acclaimed flight mechanics.
  • Twitter Integration: Aion’s new Twitter feed functionality makes player bragging rights easy with its fluid integration into the game. Players can capture and Twitpic up to ten of their favorite screen shots using the updated in-game UI.



For those who don't already own the Aion game, you can purchase Aion with the Assault on Balaurea expansion digitally and at retail. Its already out in the USA, Australia, New Zealand for a MSRP of $39.99. Aion: Assault on Balaurea is set to come out in Europe on 10th September.

Press Release

SEATTLE, Washington – September 7, 2010 – Weeks away from the one-year anniversary of the Western release of Aion, the entertainment phenomenon that has captured millions of players globally, NCsoft® today released Aion: Assault on Balaurea, a free and feature-rich expansion in which players can enjoy new levels, pets, weapons, items and skills within engaging solo and multiplayer zones and instances. To celebrate Aion: Assault on Balaurea’s release, NCsoft is offering exclusive pets for a limited-time through select retailers.

Assault on Balaurea introduces the game’s passionate fans to the next exciting chapter of Aion in which characters align together to launch a massive counter assault against the invading Balaur in their homeland. Along with the ability to explore new and updated zones and instances, the expansion provides players with an increased level cap, new weapons, items and skills as well as enhanced flight mechanics. Because exploring is never fun alone, Aion introduces completely unique, functional pets equipped with in-game benefits to keep characters company along the way.

“Assault on Balaurea is more than a free expansion consisting of new and exciting game experiences for our players, but a sign of our commitment to providing players hours of fun and excitement they can’t experience anywhere else,” said Jaeho Lee, CEO NCsoft West. “With this expansion, we continue to make Aion a truly global franchise by offering customized features catering to Western audience gameplay styles, something we’ve been looking forward to bringing our players since launch.”

Consumer excitement for Aion has never been stronger as the free expansion provides Western players with an unmatched regionalized gameplay experience featuring several in-game functions that utilize the breathtaking graphics, innovative gameplay and engrossing story Aion is known for. With a massive global audience that has wowed millions of gamers in the East and West, Assault on Balaurea extends the experience with several key features, including:
• New Instances: Aion hosts eight new instances each filled with fantastic challenges and enticing rewards. These new instances experienced at both lower and higher levels offer a range of challenges for all varieties of players ranging from solo adventures to full-on Legion raids.
Pets: Pets are no longer only decorative. Aion redefines how MMORPGs approach pets, creating an entire new subsystem for players to explore as they acquire functional pets capable of storing goods, assisting with crafting or acting as guardians by alerting their masters to nearby enemies. Pets are acquired through in-game purchases, quest rewards, item drops, NCsoft Store, and special promotional events.
New Zones: Players will explore the vast lands of Balaurea, the home of the Balaur, ruled by the Dragon Lord Tiamat. The Asmodians and Elyos have established fortresses in the two new zones: Gelkmaros and Inggison, each area featuring completely new environments, powerful monsters and unique flight mechanics for players to enjoy.
Increased Level Cap: Five additional levels can be achieved. With an increased level cap of 55, characters will discover new weapons, earn new items and learn new skills as they explore the dangerous lands of Balaurea.
Enhanced Flight Mechanics: Brand new flight options in the form of Windstreams allow characters to traverse the vast new zones of Gelkmaros and Inggison with increased speed and unlimited flight time. Windstreams have varying strengths and effects, adding a further layer of depth and strategy to Aion’s highly-acclaimed flight mechanics.
Twitter Integration: Aion’s new Twitter feed functionality makes player bragging rights easy with its fluid integration into the game. Players can capture and Twitpic up to ten of their favorite screen shots using the updated in-game UI.


Aion: Assault on Balaurea is available today digitally and at retail in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore (MSRP $39.99), and launches at retail this Friday, September 10th in Europe. The retail version features the exclusive premium Speckled Ailu (Panda) Pack pet along with a limited-time retailer specific pet exclusive from NCsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy/Best Buy Canada, GameStop, QVS, Steam and Wal-Mart. In addition to the exclusive pets, the retail version comes with the full game client, expansion content and 30 days of game time.

For players looking to quickly increase their pet companions beyond in-game purchases, quest rewards and item drops, the NCsoft Store will feature an additional pets starting tomorrow.

EA Have Released A New Trailer For NHL Slapshot

EA have released a new trailer for NHL Slapshot, on the Nintendo Wii. this trailer shows the games career mode, a mode where you can take a player from the PeeWee leagues right through the CFL and NHL. IN-game footage is shown as well as video showing how the WiiMote, in its Hockey Stick, is used.




Black Bean Have Released A WRC 2010 Gameplay Video Featuring Petter Solberg

Black Bean have released a new gameplay video for WRC 2010. in this video they have real life rally driver Petter Solberg driving in the game. Petter comes away from playing the game saying its very good and people will have fun playing it.




EA Have Released Screenshots And A Trailer Showing Playstation Move In Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

EA have released new screenshots and a trailer showing Playstation Move in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. the screenshots are in-game and show the on screen prompts for using Move. The trailer features Paula Creamer and shows her using the Move and has her talking about the device, the game, and how it compares to a real golf swing/action.



Screenshots



EA Have Released A New Trailer For The Fast Lane Stuff DLC For The Sims 3

EA have released a new trailer for The Sims 3 DLC, Fast Lane Stuff. the trailer uses in-game footage to show the 4 new lifestyles that the DLC brings to the game; Built For Speed, Licensed To Thrill, Cruise In Luxury, and Autos With Attitude. The Fast Lane Stuff DLC should be available now, according to the trailer.




Konami Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For The Nintendo Wii Version Of PES 2011

Konami have released screenshots and a trailer for the Nintendo Wii version of PES 2011 (Pro Evolution Soccer 2011). Both show in-game action with the trailer showing many of the new features in the Wii version, as well as a returning feature. for example, the trailer shows that the Champions League is back in the game and, like the other console versions, the Copa Santander Libertadores has been added. 

Konami have also announced that as well as having the Playmaker control scheme, which used the WiiMote and Nunchuck, Konami have added traditional controls with the Classic Controller. Both these control methods can be played online and you are able to customise your online matches and pick which control method you want to play against.



Screenshots



New Zero Punctuation - Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

Zero Punctuation is back this week and today Yahtzee is reviewing Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. this game has received a wide range of reviews and lets see what end of the spectrum Yahtzee's review is.




This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update



Sony's EU Playstation Blog has detailed the Digital comics being relaesed today on the PSP Digital Comic Store. There are 43 new comics being released today And this weeks free comic is Blood Hunter #1 from DC Comics.

* 2000AD Prog #1696 2000AD
* The Authority #9 DC Comics
* Bayou #9 DC Comics
* Blood Hunter #1 (FREE!) DC Comics
* Bone #3 Cartoon Books
* Breathe #4 Markosia
* DMZ #21 DC Comics
* Donald Duck von M√ľnchhausen #1 & #2 Disney Digicomics
* Dungeons & Dragons IDW
* Ex Machina #8 DC Comics
* Fables #23 DC Comics
* Gen13 #29 DC Comics
* God of War #3 DC Comics
* Green Lantern: No Fear #5 DC Comics
* Growing Up Enchanted #3 Markosia
* The Hammer #3 DC Comics
* Jonah Hex #21 DC Comics
* Journey Into Mystery (1952) #87-#90 Marvel
* Jurassic Park #2 IDW
* Justice League: Generation Lost #9 DC Comics (released tomorrow, 9th September)
* Kill Shakespeare #3 IDW
* The Murder of King Tut #3 IDW
* Night Owls #5 DC Comics
* Planetary #10 DC Comics
* Raising Amy #3 Markosia
* RASL #3 Cartoon Books
* Shrek Ape Entertainment
* Silent Hill: Among The Damned #1 IDW
* Sonic Universe #7 & #8 Archie Comics
* Starcraft #3 DC Comics
* Stormwatch PHD #21 DC Comics
* Superman/Batman #27 DC Comics
* Transformers: Ironhide #4 IDW
* Transformers: Nefarious #4 IDW
* Welcome To Tranquility #2 DC Comics
* Wildcats #9 DC Comics
* X-Mickey #18 Disney Digicomics
* Y: The Last Man #6 DC Comics

From EU Playstation Blog


Konami Announce Silent Hill 8 For The Playstation 3 And Xbox 360


Konami Have Announced Silent Hill 8, the games working title, for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is currently set to come out in 2011. The story of the game begins when a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. The game will have mind-bending puzzles and will force you to use everyday objects like chairs and bottles to defend yourself from creatures and terrors. The aim is to have a game that fans of Classic Silent Hill games will enjoy as well as there being a thought-provoking and psychological experience.

Press Release

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – XX, 2010 – Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. today unveiled Silent Hill 8 (working title), the eighth installment of the Silent Hill franchise. Scheduled to launch in 2011 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Staying true to the franchise’s original roots, the game returns with another third person horror experience, and an all new thought provoking storyline. Players will once again find themselves face to face with their deepest sins and fears in the strange world of Silent Hill.

“In honoring the rich history and strong following of Silent Hill, we’re working hard to build a next generation horror game that the fans truly deserve,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. “This Silent Hill introduces an all-new storyline and unique evolutions in gameplay, building on innovations and successes from over a decade of true survival horror and terror.”

The survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, as well as horrific creatures and otherworld terrors using everyday objects from wooden chairs to glass bottles to fend off their enemies. The natural response, fight or flight is left to the player as they unravel a dark, thought-provoking storyline which will appeal to fans of the early, classic Silent Hill series, as well as anyone who enjoys a deep, psychological horror experience. In addition to the main storyline, players will also be presented with variable side quests along the way that can change depending on their play style, revealing unknown evils within the town.

Silent Hill 8 (working title) is scheduled to launch in 2011 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

About Konami
Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of 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 www.konami.com. 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 at www.konami.com.

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Microsoft Announce A Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Bundle For £299.99/$399.99


Microsoft have announced that they are going to release, for a limited time only, a 250 GB Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle for £299.99/$399.99. This bundle will come with a 250GB Xbox 360 Slim, The Kinect Sensor, and Kinect Adventures. It has not been said how long this bundle will be out for, but it will be a limited period of time.

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LONDON – 8 September 2010 - On 10 November 2010, be among the first to get Kinect for Xbox 360 with the Special Edition Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect, available for a limited period. This all-inclusive package includes the Xbox 360 250GB console, a Kinect sensor and “Kinect Adventures” for £299.99. Set up controller-free entertainment in your home with the glossy black 250GB console that boasts 802.11n built-in Wi-Fi, an internal removable 250GB hard drive and touch sensitive controls. Plug in the Kinect Sensor to the dedicated port on the console and load “Kinect Adventures” where you can float in outer space, experience the thrill of roaring rapids and tackle mountaintop obstacle courses. Enjoy controller-free fun with any of the more than 15 games launching with Kinect and experience new ways to enjoy your favourite entertainment.

Xbox 360 paired with Kinect has something for everyone. Play an exciting game of football in “Kinect Sports,” go for the ride of your lives with the massive jumps and full-body stunts in “Kinect Joy Ride,” or adopt a pet tiger cub with “Kinectimals.” Get the most out of your morning workout with “Your Shape: Fitness Evolved.” Your virtual trainer will help you meet your specific fitness goals by providing feedback on your form in the comfort your own living room. Gather friends for a dance party, or work on your own moves one step at a time with “Dance Central” by MTV Games and Harmonix. Spend quality time with friends and family around the world through Video Kinect*. Watch your favourite movies, TV programmes and live sports from Sky on Xbox LIVE**, all with the wave of a hand.

Kinect for Xbox 360 will take to the global stage once again at the Tokyo Game Show next week to reveal even more new controller-free games and experiences never before possible.

For more information on the Special Edition Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect, visitwww.xbox.com. Please note that this is a special edition bundle, available while stocks last in the UK & Ireland.

*Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for Video Kinect

** Non Sky customers will require a monthly subscription

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On Nov. 4 be among the first to get Kinect for Xbox 360 with the Special Edition Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect, available while supplies last. This all-inclusive package includes the Xbox 360 250GB console, a Kinect sensor and “Kinect Adventures” for $399.99 (U.S. ERP). Set up controller-free entertainment in your home with the glossy black 250GB console that boasts 802.11n built-in Wi-Fi, an internal removable 250GB hard drive and touch sensitive controls. Plug in the Kinect Sensor to the dedicated port on the console and load “Kinect Adventures” where you can float in outer space, experience the thrill of roaring rapids and tackle mountaintop obstacle courses. Enjoy controller-free fun withany of the more than 15 games launching with Kinect and experience new ways to enjoy your favorite entertainment.

Xbox 360 paired with Kinect has something for everyone. Play an exciting game of soccer in “Kinect Sports,” go for the ride of your lives with the massive jumps and full-body stunts in “Kinect Joy Ride,” or adopt a pet tiger cub with “Kinectimals.” Get the most out of your morning workout with “Your Shape: Fitness Evolved.” Your virtual trainer will help you meet your specific fitness goals by providing feedback on your form in the comfort your own living room. Gather friends for a dance party, or work on your own moves one step at a time with “Dance Central” by MTV Games and Harmonix. Spend quality time with friends and family around the world through Video Kinect. Watch your favorite movies, TV programs and live sports from ESPN on Xbox LIVE, all with the wave a hand.

Kinect for Xbox 360 will take to the global stage once again at the Tokyo Game Show next week to reveal even more new controller-free games and experiences never before possible.

For more information on the Special Edition Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect, visit www.xbox.com.

*Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for Video Kinect and ESPN on Xbox LIVE, and an ESPN3.com affiliated broadband provider required for live and on-demand sports.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 7th September

This is all the news from Tuesday 7th September.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 7th September


  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 6th September http://ht.ly/18TQ7m
  • PS3: Sony reveals the voice work from Emily Rose is not for another Uncharted Game but for Uncharted 2 DLC http://ht.ly/2AtS9
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Monday 6th September http://ht.ly/18TVbs
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ht.ly/18TVbr
  • Gearbox's Randy Pitchford says having a demo for Duke Nukem Forever is probably "an important thing to do." http://ht.ly/2AuiL
  • 360: Rare reveal they wish they scrapped Kameo and started again. it started on GameCube, then Xbox, then 360. http://ht.ly/2Auog
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Playstation 3 Firmware 3.42 Is Out Now http://ht.ly/18TYlf
  • QTE Blog: THQ Have Revealed The UK Boxart For Homefront http://ht.ly/18TYle
  • 360: A rumoured Magazine scan from Japan reportedly says Final fantasy XIII is coming out there on 16th December http://ht.ly/2AzHX
  • PS3: The Wii game Tales Of Graces is being ported to the PS3 as Tales Of Graces f. coming to Japan on 2nd December http://ht.ly/2AzMV
  • QTE Blog: 2K Sports Announce Top Spin 4 For The Playstation 3, Xbox 360, And Nintendo Wii http://ht.ly/18U1l8
  • QTE Blog: Hudson Announce They Will Make Child's Play Donations If Fans Like The Lost In Shadows Facebook Page http://ht.ly/18U1l7
  • Wii: Warren Spector says Epic Mickey could easily become a franchise, there are several stories to tell http://ht.ly/2AB8h
  • Wii: Yoshio Sakamoto admits that a Metroid: Other M sequel could not happen without Team Ninja http://ht.ly/2ABau
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released New Screenshots And A Gameplay Video For inFamous 2 http://ht.ly/18U46Y
  • PC: Ronimo Games announce Swords and Soldiers is coming to PC as well as the PS3. it will have Steam achievements http://ht.ly/2AESD
  • South Korean Game Ratings Board requires all games released in South Korea be rated, costs based on file size http://ht.ly/2AEVS
  • Yoshio Sakamoto says the next console from Nintendo will “leave your mouth open.”, they aim to surprise people http://ht.ly/2AFPt
  • Gearbox reveal that Aliens Colonial Marines is still in development, amid fears it has been canned http://ht.ly/2AFRb
  • PS3: Worms Armageddon 2 is coming to the PS3 PSN in the UK tomorrow http://ht.ly/2AFT7
  • 360: Bungie reveal they have added 2 hours worth of Developer Commentary to the Halo Reach Legendary Edition http://ht.ly/2AHfB
  • PS3: Sony has launched a new Playstation Move Website based around Kevin Butler http://ht.ly/2AHgQ
  • BioWare reveal 80% of Mass Effect 2 players chose a male Sheppard, nearly 50% finished it, Average completion 33 hours http://ht.ly/2AHjO
  • 360: Microsoft says Kinect's Tech+Software makes it hard for anyone to try and copy it and deliver a similar experience http://ht.ly/2AHnH
  • Wii: there are reports that High Voltage Software is making the Wii version of Captain America: The First Avenger http://ht.ly/2AHqM
  • PS3: Online retailers in the USA have listings for a Pink Dual Shock 3 as coming out this month. http://ht.ly/2AHs9
  • PS3: Sony have released a detailed Playstation Move FAQ for the USA http://ht.ly/2AM0w and UK/EU http://ht.ly/2AM1o
  • DS: its reported that GameStop will only sell Intellivision Lives! via their online store and not at retail http://ht.ly/2AM4U
  • Wii: EA Have confirmed that there is no online Multiplayer in NBA Jam on the Wii http://ht.ly/2AM64