Tuesday, September 28, 2010

EA Detail And Announce The MMA Demo Is Out Now

EA have announced that the MMA Demo is out now. They have also released a new video for MMA detailing what can be found in the Demo. The Fight Now Mode has 2 weight classes to play, heavyweight and middleweight. The heavyweight fighters are Alistair Overeem and Bobby Lashley. the middleweight fighters are Jake Shields and Jason Miller. The Demo also has MMA 101, a mode that offers tips and on screen prompts for those who haven't played the game before. in this mode you play at the Horizon Center in Japan in a match between Jake Shields and Jason Miller. If you share the demo with friends you can unlock a "Classic" Randy Couture playable character for the full MMA Game.

Press Release

September 28, 2010 – The demo that all MMA fans have been waiting for has finally arrived! The highly anticipated EA SPORTS MMA demo is now available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Gamers can experience the thrills and hard-hitting intensity of MMA fighting by jumping into a match via the “Fight Now” mode. Two weight classes, heavyweight and middleweight, are available that feature STRIKEFORCE champion, Alistair Overeem and former professional wrestler, Bobby Lashley in the heavyweight class. The two middleweights featured are predominantly Jiu-Jitsu fighters – the top ranked Jake Shields, as well as the always entertaining Jason “Mayhem” Miller.

For the “Fight Now” experience, step into the STRIKEFORCE cage at the HP Pavilion and test your mettle across four different skill levels. Or learn the ropes via the “MMA 101” interactive tutorial that pits rivals Shields vs. Miller in a ring at the Horizon Center in Japan. EA SPORTS MMA is the only game that allows you to go beyond the cage, travel the globe and experience different fighting environments, rule sets, and training locations.

Gamers can unlock a “Classic” Randy Couture playable character for the full game by sharing the demo with others. Exciting new information and details of the exclusive and highly innovative EA SPORTS Live Broadcast mode, as well as other modes like Career, Fight Card, Create-A-Fighter (featuring Photo Game Face), Fighter Share and Online Belt Race are detailed in the demo.

The award winning EA SPORTS MMA will feature the most authentic, intense and broadest mixed martial arts experience to date – complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world. EA SPORTS MMA will be available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 19.

For more information about EA SPORTS MMA, visitwww.easportsmma.com or follow the game on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/easportsmma and Facebook atwww.facebook.com/easportsmma.

Sony Online Entertainment Announce Free Realms Is Now Available In Portuguese

Sony Online Entertainment have announced that Free Realms is now available in Portuguese. Free Realms is already available in 6 languages and has over 14 Million registered users, and the release of the Portuguese language version is Sony Online Entertainment attempt to increase the games popularity in Portugal and Brazil.

Press Release

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Sept. 28, 2010 –Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced its family-friendly virtual world, Free RealmsTM is now available in Portuguese.
With over 14 million registered users already accessing Free Realms in six languages, SOE continues to expand the appeal of the successful online world to a diversity of audiences.

“Free Realms continues to engage players of all ages around the world,” said John Smedley, president of SOE. “Since launching in April 2009, we’ve seen tremendous growth in the Portuguese and Brazilian markets. We recognize their bond with the virtual world and are excited to provide Free Realms to these players in their native language.”

With its free-to-play and microtransaction business model and low-cost monthly Membership options, Free Realms overcomes the high-cost of games that prevents many other developers from entering the territory successfully. Along with language support, the Brazilian currency, the Real, is now available as a payment option in Free Realms.

Free Realms is an online, virtual world that offers an array of quests, activities and minigames for players to enjoy. From ninja fighting to demolition derby to raising pets, Free Realms offers a safe, family-friendly environment to connect with old and new friends. Free Realms is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up with content descriptors of Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence. To play Free Realms, visit:www.FreeRealms.com.

About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free RealmsTM, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver and Tucson, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.
SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Free Realms and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC.
All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Have Released A New Scooby-Doo! And The Spooky Swamp Gameplay Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a new gameplay video for Scooby-Doo! And The Spooky Swamp. This video shows many of the gadgets in the game, from magnifying glass to help sleuthing, Velma fixing machines, and machines that require two characters to operate them.

Microsoft Have Released A New Developer Diary For Fable III Showing Many Of The Games Voice Actors

Microsoft have released a new developer diary for Fable III. this video stars many of the more well known voice actors in Fable III, showing them working, their in-game character, and their experiences working on the game. Some of the voice actors include:
  • John Cleese as your trusty butler and confidant, Jasper
  • Sir Ben Kingsley as the leader of the mountain dwellers, Sabine
  • Simon Pegg as attention-seeking soldier Benn Finn who is looking for action
  • Michael Fassbender as the evil King Logan whom your “Fable III” hero will lead a revolution against
  • Zoë Wannamaker returns as Theresa. She was last seen taking over the Spire in “Fable II,” but who knows what her real motivation is?
  • Stephen Fry returns as Reaver, the narcissistic marksman blessed with eternal youth
  • Bernard Hill as Sir Walter Beck, your faithful mentor
  • Nicholas Hoult as the potential male love interest, Elliot, to your “Fable III” female hero
  • Naomie Harris as Page, the leader of the rebels who reside in Bowerstone

Press Release

LONDON – 28 September 2010 - It takes a village, so goes the popular adage,  and never has this been truer than in “Fable III.” As you embark on your own revolution to seize the throne from an evil tyrant in “Fable III,” starting on 29th October exclusively on Xbox 360, you’ll be flanked by a supporting cast that features some of Hollywood’s most renowned talent, with film accomplishments that include “Monty Python,” “Star Trek,” “Harry Potter,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and the upcoming “X-Men: First Class.”

Available today, the latest instalment to the popular “Inside Lionhead” video documentary series features the talented cast, including Sir Ben Kingsley, Michael Fassbender, Simon Pegg and more, as they reflect on their experiences working on “Fable III.” From topics such as Sir Ben Kingsley picking up a Welsh accent to how Michael Fassbender prepared to take on a villain’s role in his first video game voiceover project, watch what happens when the star-studded cast applies their craft to “Fable III,” this October’s most anticipated title.

“The ‘Fable’ franchise has always been recognized for its unique take on drama, morality, and of course, humour,” said Louise Copley, head of the “Fable” franchise. “We’re taking this to the limits in ‘Fable III’ by bringing on a star-studded cast that includes Sir Ben Kingsley, John Cleese and Simon Pegg, who truly understand what it takes to bring characters to life in complex ways and add new dimensions of blockbuster entertainment to ‘Fable III.’”

“This is my first experience voicing a video game, so what drew me to it was the team, how committed they are, how well organized everything is and how beautiful the game is,” said Sir Ben Kingsley in the video documentary. “One of the things that’s missing from a lot of video games is good writing and good voice work. I think this one has a wonderful mythology and it’s witty and it’s engrossing,” added Simon Pegg in the video documentary.

Interact with these critically acclaimed actors in “Fable III” like never before. Talk politics with Sir Ben Kingsley, dish over the latest fashions with John Cleese or stir up trouble with Simon Pegg, all while plotting to bring the tyrannical King Logan – voiced by Michael Fassbender – to his knees. The Fable III voice-cast brings together some of the world’s most talented actors from all genres of the big screen, silver screen and theatre, including:
John Cleese as your trusty butler and confidant, Jasper
Sir Ben Kingsley as the leader of the mountain dwellers, Sabine
Simon Pegg as attention-seeking soldier Benn Finn who is looking for action
Michael Fassbender as the evil King Logan whom your “Fable III” hero will lead a revolution against
Zoë Wannamaker returns as Theresa. She was last seen taking over the Spire in “Fable II,” but who knows what her real motivation is?
Stephen Fry returns as Reaver, the narcissistic marksman blessed with eternal youth
Bernard Hill as Sir Walter Beck, your faithful mentor
Nicholas Hoult as the potential male love interest, Elliot, to your “Fable III” female hero
Naomie Harris as Page, the leader of the rebels who reside in Bowerstone

“Fable III” sets the stage for an unparalleled action and adventure experience, in which you will be called upon to lead a rebellion against your brother, the tyrant king Logan, and rise up as the new ruler of Albion. Take part in all the action, drama and humour as you’re propelled into a rich and engaging story, featuring a unique cast of characters around you.

“Fable III” will be available in a Standard Edition (£49.99) and Limited Collector’s Edition (£59.99) for Xbox 360, and is available now for pre-order at participating retailers. With the character creator tool at xbox.com/fable3, called the “Fable III” Villager Maker, fans who pre-order the game at participating retailers can create and bring their personalised villager to life. Additionally, the in-game villager will deliver to your hero a thrilling new quest and 1,000 gold in fortune.

Sony Announce UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year Edition Is Coming To USA on 12th October For $49.99

Sony and Naught Dog have announced that UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year Edition is coming out in the USA on 12th October for $49.99. They have also revealed that the game will come with $35 worth of additional content, via a "super Voucher", including:
  • PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack
  • UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune Multiplayer Pack
  • UNCHARTED 2 Siege Expansion Pack
  • Currency Multiplier which grants Double XP up to level 10 in Multiplayer
  • Golden Guns option for the AK-47 and the 92FS 9mm pistol for use in Multiplayer
  • Early access to “Revenge” Booster – you still have to purchase it with in-game cash!
  • UNCHARTED: Eye of Indra – Motion Comic Bundle (which includes Episodes 1-4)
  • UNCHARTED: Eye of Indra – Rika Raja and Daniel Pinkerton Character Skins
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – Avatar Pack 1
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – Avatar Pack 2
  • UNCHARTED Avatar Pack 3
  • UNCHARTED Avatar Pack 4
  • Pinball Heroes – UNCHARTED for the PSP
Existing Uncharted 2 game saves will work with this Game Of The Year Edition. Naughty Dog will be holding a special online playlist on 16th October which compiles a “Best of…” selection of gametypes that they've chosen from previous episodes of "The Lab"

From USA Playstation Blog

Sony Reveal 7 New PS3 Greatest Hits Titles Out Now In The USA For $29.99

Sony have announced 7 PS3 titles have joined their Greatest Hits range and are out now in the USA for $29.99. the addition of these 7 titles means there are now over 40 games in the USA PS3 Greatest Hits Range. The 7 games joining the Greatest Hits Range are:
  • MAG
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
  • MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • TEKKEN 6

From USA Playstation Blog

Beatshapers Limited and TastyPlay.com Announce StarDrone For The Playstation 3

Beatshapers Limited and TastyPlay.com have announced StarDrone is coming to the Playstation 3, via the PSN, this fall. StarDrone is a high speed mix of arcade, pinball, breakout, physics, and collect the objects. it has 50 levels and will support Playstation Move and Stereoscopic 3D. Beatshapers have released a video for StarDrone showing it being played with Playstation Move. the video is in-game and gives an example of the high speed action and its unique gameplay.

Press Release

Kiev, Ukraine – Beatshapers Limited and TastyPlay.com today announced that StarDrone is coming to PlayStation®3 this fall.

StarDrone is a high-speed action thriller with a mix of arcade action, pinball, breakout, physics and collect-the-objects. It is created for PlayStation®Move motion controller and supports HDTV and stereoscopic 3D. The game features over 50 levels of unparalleled gaming experience and extraordinary replay value.

Cause your attackers to crash with rapid speed while collecting gems and power-up enhancements. Overcome perilous hazards and elude zillions of enemies in an effort to complete each stage with a record score. With simple gesture controls and unique, intuitive game play mechanics, StarDrone is friendly to beginners, at the same time challenging enough to bring you back for more and more.

About Beatshapers
Beatshapers Limited is a video game developer and digital publisher located in Ukraine. The studio is licensed to develop on all gaming consoles and published it's first PlayStation®Minis game, BreakQuest, on the PlayStation® Network in 2009. During spring and summer 2010, Beatshapers released two minis in Europe and North America: NormalTanks and Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter and currently working on two more unannounced minis. Key members of the company worked on IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (PSP), Rhythm of War (PSP, IGF Mobile 2009 Finalist) and MelodyBloxx (PSP, IGF Mobile 2010 Honorable Mention / Audio Achievement). For more information, please visithttp://www.beatshapers.com or follow us on Twitter @Beatshapers

About TastyPlay.com:
TastyPlay.com is an online gaming portal operated by Orb Games Limited, with a focus on delivering fun free games to its visitors. In 2010 Orb Games/TastyPlay started to develop and publish games for home consoles and mobile devices, such as Sony PlayStation®3, Sony PlayStation®Portable, iOS and Android handhelds. The first batch of titles to be released includes TastyPlay’s smash-hits Kamikaze Race and Homeboy Heroes, as well as new IP Stardrone.

For more information, please visithttp://www.tastyplay.com or follow us on Twitter @tastyplay

Namco Bandai Have Released New Screenshots For Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

Namco Bandai have released new in-game screenshots for the upcoming Naruto Shippuden game, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, from CyberConnect2. these screenshots show both fighting and wondering around the over world. various characters and locations from the Anime are shown, especially from the latest episodes. if your not up to date with the Anime, then the screenshots could spoil it.


Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Monday 27th September

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 27th September

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 25th And Sunday 26th September http://ht.ly/19b8az
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers FromThe Weekend Of Saturday 25th And Sunday 26th September http://ht.ly/19baT3
  • 3DS: German Newspaper Bild says the 3DS is coming out in Japan on 11th November, Spring in EU for €200 http://ht.ly/2KolN
  • Bobby Kotick says he had no choice but to fire Vince Zampella and Jason West, says they used Activision for own benefit http://ht.ly/2KppP
  • Bobby Kotick dismisses EA, disagrees with how they treat devs after buying them, say they haven't changed their ways http://ht.ly/2Kpxs
  • Bobby Kotick hits back at Tim Schafer, says he never met him, says he missed every milestone, overspent http://ht.ly/2KpBR
  • UK Game Charts, F1 2010, Halo Reach, Dead Rising 2, Civilization V, Sports Champions are top 5 http://ht.ly/2KpE6
  • QTE Blog: 505 Games Announce Naughty Bear is Out Now For iPhone And iPod Touch For £1.79 http://ht.ly/19bgPr
  • Wii: Nintendo Japan offer free solution to Metriod Other M Game Breaking Bug, Send in SD Card+save files or Wii to them http://ht.ly/2Kt1h
  • PC: there are no refunds for those who bough subscriptions to APB. EA will offer discount vouchers and free games http://ht.ly/2Kt4N
  • QTE Blog: Nordic Games Have Released New Screenshots For We Sing Robbie Williams http://ht.ly/19bjTP
  • Bobby Kotick says Kinect is too expensive to become a success. 3D is compelling and made for videogames http://ht.ly/2KuWJ
  • PS3: Sucker Punch say they'll give serious thought if Sony asked for inFamous 3. say they love the Playstation Platform http://ht.ly/2KuZX
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Have Released New Screenshots For Samurai Warriors 3 http://ht.ly/19bmXW
  • Zynga announce they have acquired German game engine developer Dextrose. http://ht.ly/2KxkZ
  • FIFA 11 review scores have started going live. so far its only a couple, but there's a 9.5, 9.7, and 8 http://ht.ly/2KxnL
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released New Screenshots For Vanquish http://ht.ly/19bqvx
  • Its reported Aardman Animation is looking for animators to work on Raving Rabbids TV Show http://ht.ly/2KCcl
  • PS3: Its reported Target is now selling 1 year Playstation Plus cards http://ht.ly/2KCD3
  • Tim Schafer has called Bobby Koticks comments "Sad" as he insults the Brutal legend team, not just him http://ht.ly/2KCTp
  • Tim Schafer has hired Ron Gilbert to work on a new game at Double Fine Studios, no word on what the game is http://ht.ly/2KCVm
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Announce Time Crisis Razing Storm Has Gone Gold And Is Coming Out In USA On 19th October http://ht.ly/19bwk2
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ht.ly/19bwk3
  • PS3: Greg Zeschuck says there'll be some difference between Mass Effect 2 on PS3/360, not just graphics, controls + more http://ht.ly/2KCXV
  • PSP2: its reported Sony has handed out PSP2 dev kits to in-house devs and 3rd party studios to prepare for big launch http://ht.ly/2KD0L
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Announce Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Has Gone Gold And Is Out In USA On 15th October http://ht.ly/19bzlr
  • PS3: Sony announce PLUS7 is coming to PS3's in Australia http://ht.ly/2KIfL
  • PSP: Square Enix’s Hajime Tabata says they are making adjustments to Parasite Eve 1 and 2 so they can come to PSN http://ht.ly/2KIiO
  • United Arab Emirates have banned Dead Rising 2 due to violence, gambling and nudity. its reported Capcom are appealing http://ht.ly/2KJuN
  • PC: The PC Specs for Medal of Honor have been revealed, minimum and recommended specs here http://ht.ly/2KJS1