Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Microsoft Announce You Can Sign Up To The Xbox Live Update Preview Program Now

Microsoft have announced they are having a preview program for their upcoming Xbox Live Update. You can sign up now to participate. Microsoft have made some points clear:
  • We’re looking for multiple thousands of participants, so your chances of making it in are good.
  • This is not for Kinect. You will not be receiving a Kinect sensor if you are chosen to participate.
  • This opportunity is open to all Xbox LIVE Members in regions where Xbox LIVE is available.
  • To avoid any problems, read the survey carefully and double check all the information your provide.
  • While both Xbox LIVE Gold and Silver members can sign up, Priority will be given to Gold members in the selection process.

From Major Nelson

Capcom Have Released New Screenshots Of Spider-Man And Wesker In Marvel Vs Capcom 3

Capcom have released new in-game screenshots of Spider-Man and Wesker in Marvel Vs Capcom 3.



UK PSN Update 22/09/2010

Special Offers
PS3: Pain [£3.19]
PS3: Pain – Amusement Park pack [£2.39]
PS3: Pain – Movie Studio Pack [£2.39]
PS3: Mega Man 10 [£3.99]
PS3: Age Of Booty [£3.99]
PS3: Peggle [£3.19]
PSP: World Of Pool [£4.79]
PSP: Stateshift [£4.79]
PSP: WWII: Battle Over The Pacific [£4.79]
PSP: Championship Manager 2007 [£7.99]
Minis: Vibes [£2.49]

New PSP Essentials

Permanent Price Reduction
Mini: Hive Sweeper Was £3.49/ Now £1.24

PS3 Games
FirstPlay Episode 025 [£0.99]
FirstPlay 90 Day Subscription [£8.99]
Blade Kitten [£9.99]
DeathSpank: Thongs Of Virtue [£9.99]
Sonic Adventure [£6.29]
Sky Fighter [£7.99]
Earthworm Jim HD [£7.99]
Red Dead Redemption – Liars And Cheats Pack [£7.99]
Skate 3 – San Van Party Pack [£5.10]
Buzz! - 80's Decade Quiz Pack [£3.99]

Blade Kitten
Summer Challenge – Athletics Tournament
NBA Elite

Guitar Hero 5

Rock Band
"Legend" [Album] by Bob Marley [£9.99]
"Buffalo Soldier" by Bob Marley [£0.99]
"Could You be Loved" by Bob Marley [£0.99]
"Exodus" by Bob Marley [£0.99]
"I Shot the Sheriff" by Bob Marley [£0.99]
"Is This Love" by Bob Marley [£0.99]
"Jamming" by Bob Marley [£0.99]
"No Woman No Cry" by Bob Marley [£0.99]
"One Love/People Get Ready" by Bob Marley [£0.99]
"Redemption Song" by Bob Marley [£0.99]
"Stir It Up" by Bob Marley [£0.99]
"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley [£0.99]
"Waiting In Vain" [£0.99]

Rock Band Network Latest
“Chelsea” by The Summer Set [£0.59]
“Crash Years” by The New Pornographers [£0.99]
“Packet Filer” by Terrorhorse [£0.59]
“Riot Act” by Exodus [£0.99]
“Step Up (I'm On It)” by Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster [£0.99]

F1 2010 Developer Diary 1
F1 2010 Developer Diary 2
F1 2010 Developer Diary 3
F1 2010 Developer Diary 4
F1 2010 Developer Diary 5
Ferrari The Race experience
Dragon Age 2 – Destiny Trailer
Bulletstorm – Cliff Blszinski E3 Commentary
Dead Nation – Have It Your Way

Top Gun
Kung Fu Rider – Karin
Kung Fu Rider – Tobin and Karin
Kung Fu Rider – Mafia
Kung Fu Rider – Bad Guy
Kung Fu Rider - Tobin

A Pirates Booty [£1.19]
Skull Bash [£0.79]
Sushi [£1.19]
Sports Champions [Free]
Disc Golf Theme [Free]
Galdiator Dual Theme [Free]
Beach Volleyball Theme [Free]
Archery Theme [Free]
Table Tennis Theme [Free]
Bocce Theme [Free]

Dynamic Theme
Sports Champions [£1.59]

PSN ID Avatars
Super Street Fighter IV – Akuma [£0.20]
Super Street Fighter IV – Cody [£0.20]
Super Street Fighter IV – Dee Jay [£0.20]
Sports Champions Avatar Bundle [£1.59]
Sports Champions – Dallas [£0.20]
Sports Champions – Tatapu [£0.20]
Sports Champions – Giselle [£0.20]
Sports Champions – Rin [£0.20]
Sports Champions – Kenji [£0.20]
Sports Champions – Kat [£0.20]
Sports Champions – Belle [£0.20]
Sports Champions – Jackson [£0.20]
Sports Champions – Connor [£0.20]
Sports Champions – Boomer [£0.20]

PS1 Classic
Re-Loaded [£3.99]

101-in-1 Megamix [£11.99]
Zuma [£6.29]

Arcade Air Hockey & Bowling [£3.49]

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony




New Zero Punctuation - Metroid Other M

This weeks Zero Punctuation is on Metroid Other M on the Nintendo Wii. Yahtzee is not known for his love of the console, but can a Nintendo Staple like Metroid be enjoyable or has Team Ninja changed the Metroid formula too much?

This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's EU Playstation Blog have revealed the comics coming out today on the PSP Digital Comic Store. There are free comics this week including Dual #1 and Supertron #1.

* 2000AD Prog #1698 2000AD
* Batman #655 & #656 DC Comics
* Blood Hunter #3 DC Comics
* Bone #5 Cartoon Books
* DMZ #23 DC Comics
* Dragon Age #3 IDW
* Dual #1 DC Comics
* Ex Machina #10 DC Comics
* Fables #25 DC Comics
* Growing Up Enchanted #4 Markosia
* Hulk (2008) #1-#4 DC Comics
* I Rule The Knight #2 DC Comics
* Jonah Hex #23 DC Comics
* Justice League: Generation Lost #10 DC Comics
* Planetary #12 DC Comics
* Raising Amy #5 Markosia
* RASL #5 Cartoon Books
* The Sandman #2 DC Comics
* Silent Hill: The Grinning Man #1 IDW
* Sonic Universe #11 & #12 Archie Comics
* Starcraft #5 DC Comics
* Superduck #17 Disney Digicomics
* Superman/Batman #29 DC Comics
* Supertron #1 DC Comics
* Transformers: Nefarious #6 IDW
* Transformers: Spotlight #21 & #22 IDW
* The Travels of Marco Polo or the Milione #3 & #4 Disney Digicomics
* Victorian Undead #4 DC Comics
* Welcome to Tranquility #4 DC Comics
* Witch & Wizard #3 IDW
* Wolverine (1982) #1 & #2 Marvel
* Y: The Last Man #8 DC Comics

From EU Playstation Blog

EA Have Released A New MySims Sky Heroes Video Parodying Dead Space

EA have released a new trailer for MySims Sky Heroes. this video is a parody of Dead Space. the video ends by revealing a code that will unlock something in-game. i speculate that this will be a Dead Space Issac costume. the unlock code is this: LB LB LB RB RB RB LB RB.

THQ And Team 17 Announce Worms Battle Islands For The Nintendo Wii

THQ and Team 17 have announced Worms Battle Islands For The Nintendo Wii. Worms Battle Islands is a retail release that is set to come out in the USA on 23rd November. Worms Battle Islands has 30 single player campaign missions, 30 puzzle challenges, 40 in-game weapons and utilities, and 3 control setups. You will also be able to build your own levels and customise your own weapons and worms.

Début Trailer


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Microsoft Give Xbox Live Gold Suscribers Chance To Vote For Upcoming Deal Of The Week

Microsoft have announced they are giving Xbox Live Gold Subscribers the chance to vote for an upcoming Deal Of The Week. The Member’s Choice Deal Of The Week Poll can be found on the Spotlight Channel on Xbox 360's. here, Gold Subscribers from Canada, UK, and USA can vote once for the deal they want to happen. The Winning deal will become Xbox Live Deal Of The Week in October.


From Major Nelson

Sony Announce UK Playstation Plus Members Can Get The Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo From Today

Sony have announced that Playstation Plus subscribers in the UK are getting exclusive access to the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow demo. the demo will be available from today whilst Normal PSN users will get the demo on 29th September. Sony have also announced that Playstation Plus subscribers will get a After Burner Climax Premium Theme for free today.

From EU Playstation Blog

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 21st September

This is all the news from Tuesday 21st September.

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And on Re-Cap

The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 21st September

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 20th September
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Monday 20th September
  • DS: Pokémon: Black and White has sold 2.63 million copies in 2 days, up from 1.58M Pokémon Diamond and Pearl sold in 2006
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released New Screenshots For Sonic Colours On The Wii And DS
  • 360: Remedy have announced that The Writer is the last piece of DLC for Alan Wake
  • PS3: Sony reveal they are going to charge for the next PlayTV Update, the price will be reasonable
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Firmware 3.50 Is Out Now
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases
  • PS3: GameStop have a listing for Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Collection, coming 16th November for $39.99
  • Rumoured Live Action Pokemon movie revealed to be fan project called Pokemon Apokelypse
  • QTE Blog: Gameloft Announce They Have Sold Over 20 Million Paid Games On The iTunes App Store Since July 2008
  • QTE Blog: D3Publisher Have Released A New Trailer For Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
  • Tetsuya Nomura reveals at the upcoming Fabula Nova Crystallis press event there will be more than Vs XIII and Agito XIII
  • Visceral hope Dead Space 2 will sell enough for EA to green light Dead Space 3.
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Announce Spider-Man And Wesker Are Fighters In Marvel Vs Capcom 3
  • the ESA reveal 182 experts and organizations are joining them in arguing against California's Game Law
  • PS3: Zavvi have listings for Splinter Cell and Prince Of Persia HD Collections, out 26th November 11th March respectively
  • QTE Blog: THQ Reveal Digital Distribution Darksiders Pre-Orders Get Free Game
  • QTE Blog: Team 17 Announce Alien Breed 2: Assault Is Out On XBLA And Steam On 22nd September
  • QTE Blog: THQ Have Released A New Trailer For Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 Revealing Many Of The Games Fighters
  • Its reported PS3 and PC versions of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will not have online Co-op when they come out
  • 360: Zune Pass is coming to EU 360's in Autumn Update. Subscribers pay £8.99 / €9.99 a month for unlimited music
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer Showing Playstation Move In Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
  • ChartTrack reveal Xbox 360 console sales rose 99% last week in the UK, Limited Edition Halo Reach 360 Consoles lead surge
  • PS3: There are reports of Playstation Move selling out, Amazon.Com shown to be out of Move Controllers
  • QTE Blog: UTV Ignition Entertainment Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
  • QTE Blog: Activision Reveal The Full DJ Hero 2 83 Track Mix List
  • QTE Blog: Deep Silver Announce The USA Release OF SBK X Superbike World Championship Comes With The Legends Pack DLC On Disc .
  • Codemasters say F1 2010 is the biggest release in their history, they've shipped 2 Million units worldwide
  • PC: Blizzard reveal a Plants vs Zombies style game in World Of Warcraft Cataclysm called Peacebloom vs Ghouls
  • PSP: Square Enix confirm Dissidia: Duodecim Final Fantasy is coming out in the USA, The name's not changing
  • PS3: Naughty Dog say their next game is too far along to add Move to it, Say Move has potential
  • PS3: Yakuza 3 producer Masayoshi Kikuchi has apologised for the cuts to the western version, surprised at user reaction
  • RT @PlayStation: PSN maintenance update: You should now be able to log into PSN.