Sunday, October 3, 2010

QTE Tweets Of The Week

This top 10 shows the most clicked tweets from my News in brief Twitter stream. Its the second week running where News about Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 has made it into the top 10, nearly all the stories made it in. There was a lot of clicks from the UK, especially with FIFA and F1 2010, big franchises for the UK. The only real surprise was the so-so interest in the Nintendo 3DS. Each story got some interest, but none of them made it into the top 10.

10 QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Announce Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Has Gone Gold And Is Out In USA On 15th October

9 QTE Blog: Activision Announce Zombies Are Coming To Call Of Duty: Black Ops

8 Codemasters insist fans are wrong regarding F1 2010 Ai, its not phoney. patch is coming based on user issue feedback

7 Bobby Kotick says he had no choice but to fire Vince Zampella and Jason West, says they used Activision for own benefit

6 PS3: Sony Europe confirm the PS3 Gran Turismo 5 bundles coming to UK do not come with a Titanium Blue PS3, PS3 is black

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

4 QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

3 LucasArts reveal Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II will let you play as Guybrush Threepwood

2 Codemasters say they are working on a patch for F1 2010 to stop the corrupt game save issue

1 A Price war over FIFA 11 is emerging in the UK with several supermarkets having offers on the game

What Have You Played This Week?

I thought it was going to be a quiet week, but it was pretty full of 3DS stuff and plenty of trailers/screenshots for games that are about to come out. I'm pleased I got some serious Football Manager 10 game time in and I also completed Mini Ninjas. My parents getting me Pokèmon HeartGold was amazing and that and the demos i've played have filled the few gaps when i'm not busy.

Football Manager 10 – PC – I managed to get a couple of days playing in and got promoted, by winning the league, and now i'm working my way through December in my first season in the premiership. I'm just below the mid table and thankfully there's a decent gap between the bottom 3 and the rest of the table. I've got in some players on the cheap and when I looked good for promotion the season before I sorted out contracts so I wouldn't have to spend lots of money doing contracts this season. The board surprised me by expanding the training and stadium and i'm comfortably making money each month.

Mini Ninjas – PS3 – I completed the game, with most of the trophies, and enjoyed it throughout. The last level is difficult and forced me to slow down and use more strategy than I had so far in the game. I will say the last level and last boss could make you “sea sick” as the camera is used in such a way that I could give that effect. Overall though its a very solid game. I admit its perhaps aimed at a younger audience than myself and I do recommend it if your looking for a game for young teens or someone more a casual gamer. If your into trophies, this game is great. It is possible to get them all in 1 go. I failed in that, leaving me with 3 to get. At the time of writing this i'm down to 1.

God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta – Demo – PSP – This is a good demo. You get to experience many facets of God Of War Gameplay and get to face off not just against the little enemies but also against monster sized enemies. The gameplay is solid, the graphics are amazing, and the demo is non-stop action, but never too frantic. If your into the God Of War style gameplay, even if its just on consoles, this is well worth downloading and the size of the demo is only around 97MB.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 – Demo – PSP – Those who keep up with the blog know i've gotten into Naruto recently. I'm waiting for Ninja Storm 2 to be released and I have Broken Bonds in my rent que, so I had a look what else is out. This is one of the highest rated Naruto games on the PSP but I don't think the demo does it justice. You only get 4 fighters and a few locations to fight in. the levels look great, but with 4 fighters on the screen, forcing the screen to zoom out, they don't look that great. It plays fine, the controls are manageable. If your into Naruto and looking for a handheld fighter, this is worth a look as it's up to date with the Pain Saga. The demo is only around 66 MB.

Pokèmon Heart Gold – DS – My Parents know I love Pokèmon and that I don't have this game. They found it cheap and got it as a present. Fair to say i've been playing it when I can. I only have 2 badges so far but I am about to fight the next gym leader. Its strange playing this game as I had Gold on the GBC and still think its probably the best Pokèmon game i've played, I still remember the routes, the Pokèmon, and it feels great playing the game again.

Did you manage to play more games than I have over the week, or do you have any comments on my experiences or questions about the games i've played? If you do, feel free to add them in the comments section.