Monday, October 4, 2010

Elite Systems Announce ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Vol. 1 Is Out Now For iPhone/iPod Touch

Elite Systems have announced ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Vol. 1 is out now for the iPhone and iPod Touch. ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Vol. 1 comes with 6 games and costs £0.59/€0.79/$0.99. Volume 1 is a work in progress and will receive updates and fixes as its developed. the App will be updated for free to Volume 2 and have 6 more games added to its library. the free Volume 3 update will add an in-App shop. Elite Systems currently have plans for up to Volume 6 of the App.

The six games that launched with ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Vol. 1 include:
  • Turbo Esprit
  • Saboteur
  • Chuckie Egg the classic
  • Harrier Attack
  • Frank Bruno’s Boxing
  • Buggy Boy
Elite Systems have not detailed the 6 games coming in Volume 2, however they say agreements are in place for over 200 games to come to the service in the future, either available via Volume updates or via the in App Shop.

Press Release

Elite Systems, the long established UK based developer and electronic publisher of games for portable, mobile and other devices has announced the launch of “ZX Spectrum: Elite CollectionTM (Vol. #1)” - a collection of hit games for the 80’s home computer - for iPhone & iPod Touch and has outlined its long range plans for the App.

Available on the iTunes App Store from Sunday 3rd October 2010, initially the App includes:
- Turbo Esprit #3 on top 100 best games, voted for by visitors to World of Spectrum
- Saboteur #10 on top 100 best games
- Chuckie Egg the classic, developed by Nigel Alderton
- Harrier Attack inspired by the conflict in the South Atlantic
- Frank Bruno’s Boxing the UK #1 Best-Seller
- Buggy Boy the arcade original driving game

Speaking about the App, Elite® MD Steve Wilcox said, “The media and consumer reaction to the announcement, in late September, of Apple’s approval of ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection has been extensive and enthusiastic. Our concerns now are to ensure that both groups understand that Vol. #1 of the App is a work-in-progress, a rough diamond if you like and that we’re committed to developing the App (eliminating some of its more obvious shortcomings and adding new features) over the weeks and months ahead. Our commitments include:
- the App will always be priced at £0.59 (Euro0.79, US$0.99)
- 6 more games in a free update (Vol. #2), within a month, taking number included to 12
- a further free update (Vol. #3), within a further month, including an in-App ‘shop’

Wilcox continued, “If we’re to achieve our goal of offering (and enabling others to offer) access - via mobile and wireless devices - to many of the thousands of fantastic ZX Spectrum games, we need to restore some order to the market and adjust expectations amongst developers, publishers and players. Commercial agreements have already been reached with two more publishers (including one of the 80s biggest) taking to more than 200 the number of games available for inclusion in the forthcoming updates or volumes of ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection. (This will keep us busy through to Vol. #6 and beyond). Also, we’re in discussion with the owners of 100s more, including some of the most well known.”

Direct2Drive Reveal The Exclusive Digital Collectors Edition Of Fallout: New Vegas

Direct2Drive have revealed the Digital Collectors Edition Of Fallout: New Vegas. this digital package will only be available for pre-order from Direct2Drive in the USA and Europe. the Digital Collectors Edition Of Fallout: New Vegas can be pre-ordered now and it will become available for download on 19th October in the USA and 22nd October across Europe.

The Digital Collectors Edition Of Fallout: New Vegas comes with a copy of the game, Fallout: New Vegas, as well as a digital copy of All Roads and a free bonus "Tribal Pack" which comes wtih special weapons, armor, a machete, and rare venom doses.

All Roads is a 48 page graphics novel created in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics. the story was penned by Chris Avellone, the game’s senior producer, and tells a story of loyalty and violence as faction fight for control. All Roads will also have clues to in-game missions in Fallout: New Vegas. a couple of sample pages from the graphic novel are below, you can click on them to see them bigger.

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Oct. 4, 2010 – Direct2Drive (D2D), a leader in digital distribution of video games, today revealed that will serve as the exclusive online home of Bethesda Softworks’® Digital Collector’s Edition of Fallout®: New VegasTM. The digital package is available today for pre-order on Direct2Drive and will be available for download in North America on October 19, 2010 and in Europe on October 22, 2010.

In addition to featuring the highly-anticipated game, the Digital Collector’s Edition comes complete with All Roads, the 48-page digital graphic novel that was created in conjunction with Dark Horse comics. All Roads introduces the world of New Vegas, a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control of this desert oasis, and a tells an intriguing tale of loyalty and violence that leads right up to the beginning of the game. Penned by Chris Avellone, the game’s senior producer, the graphic novel also contains clues to in-game missions. For a limited time only, the exclusive pre-order offer also includes a free bonus “Tribal Pack,” which contains special weapons such as throwing spears, armor, a machete and rare venom doses.

“Our goal at Direct2Drive is to offer premium and exclusive content while delivering the best value possible for our community,” said Julie Uhrman, vice president and general manager, digital distribution at IGN Entertainment. “Fallout: New Vegas is one of this year’s most-anticipated games and we’re excited to serve as the premier online destintation where gamers can purchase the unique digital collector’s edition.”

"The Fallout series has gained a ton of support through the Direct2Drive community over the past few years and we wanted to provide something unique to such loyal fans," said Pete Hines, vice president of PR and marketing at Bethesda Softworks. "The Fallout: New Vegas Digital Collector’s Edition offers fans the opportunity to download the game and the graphic novel."

Fallout: New Vegas, the follow-up to Fallout 3 – the acclaimed 2008 Game of the Year – brings the beloved franchise to a location only Fallout could do justice: Vegas. Published by Bethesda Softworks, Fallout: New Vegas is currently under development at Obsidian Entertainment.

Fallout: New Vegas has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information on Fallout: New Vegas, visit

To download the latest online and computer videogames from a library of more than 2,000 titles, visit

About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from two of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios and id Software – are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, WolfensteinTM and RAGETM. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit

ZeniMax, Bethesda Softworks and The Elder Scrolls are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.Fallout and Fallout: New Vegas are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bethesda Softworks LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein and Rage are trademarks or registered trademarks of id Software LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.

About Direct2Drive (D2D) is IGN Entertainment’s premiere digital distribution platform and online games store (, www.direct2drive.ue/). Launched in October 2004, Direct2Drive currently features a catalog of more than 2,000 computer and online videogames to purchase, download and play on PC and Mac computers. With millions of games downloaded and counting, D2D is a leading distributor of new game releases and online entertainment served directly from the web to computers around the world.

D3Publisher Have Released Gameplay Videos And Screenshots For Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

D3Publisher have released new screenshots and gameplay videos for Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. the gameplay videos focus on showing off the games improved graphics and the main characters new armour and weapons. the first video shows alot of aerial combat against giant wasps and flying ships. the second video shows the main character fighting both on land and in the air against an ants nest and giant robots. the screenshots are also in-game and show the new armour/weapon select screen and the character fighting enemies.


This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo USA have revealed the games coming out today on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare stores. in all there are 5 games coming out, 1 on Virtual Console, 2 on WiiWare and DSiWare.

Virtual Console

This is a 1-2 player game that costs 900 Wii Points. this game was originally released on the NeoGeo back in 1995. this is the 4th title in the Fatal Fury series and has a new battle system allowing you to fight between the foreground, background, and main plane. the game also offers the deepest set of moves, and resulting strategies and tactics, in the series.


Racers' Islands – Crazy Racers
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. this game has 6 drivers to choose from and 20 different races, across 6 islands, to race on. you can race with 1 hand whilst aiming with the other hand.

Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 3
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 Wii Points. this game is aimed at children aged 3 to 6. this game helps teach kids basic development concepts such as numbers, letters, lateralization, shapes, and colours.


Shantae: Risky's Revenge
This is a 1 player only game that costs 1,200 DSi Points. this is the sequel to Shantae. the game has huge bosses, haunted wastelands, burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns, and deadly labyrinths which you must lead Shante through to defeat the pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from doom.

This is a 1-4 player game that costs 800 DSi Points. this game has both single player and multiplayer gaming. there are also medals to earn and collect in the game. you are also able to adjust the difficulty setting in single player mode when up against the AI.

Press Release

From Samus Aran to Princess Zelda™, Nintendo® consoles have played host to some of the most memorable female characters in video game history. This week, a different breed of heroine makes her eagerly anticipated splash on the Nintendo DSiWare™ service. Shantae: Risky's Revenge finds the famous "half-genie" Shantae using her wits and her belly-dancing prowess in a wild new adventure that players can carry with them everywhere they go. You'll also find new additions to the WiiWare™ and Virtual Console™ services that offer more ways than ever to download a fresh dose of fun directly to your Nintendo game system.

Nintendo DSiWare

Shantae: Risky's Revenge
Publisher: WayForward
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence, Suggestive Themes
Price: 1,200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: The sequel to the critically acclaimed Shantae is here! Fans asked, and WayForward has answered with a powder keg of high-octane, hair-whipping, hip-shaking action available only on the Nintendo DSiWare service. Shantae: Risky's Revenge sets the bar even higher with thousands of frames of animation, huge multi-sprite bosses and a quest so big it's bursting at the seams. Guide "half-genie" Shantae through haunted wastelands, burning deserts, enchanted forests, dripping caverns and deadly labyrinths. Discover magical attacks, brew zombie coffee, save golden babies and master the art of belly dancing to transform Shantae into more powerful creatures. Use your powers to foil the lady pirate Risky Boots and save Sequin Land from certain doom. With its infectious characters, flirtatious humor and deliciously outlandish action, Shantae: Risky's Revenge offers up all the hair-whipping, belly-dancing action you can handle.

Publisher: Games Factory Online
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: For more than 50 years, players have loved Rummikub for its combination of tactical thinking, luck and tense competition. In this new edition for the Nintendo DSiWare service, combine the tiles to create the smartest combinations and play with friends who have their own copy of Rummikub. You can also pit your wits against the computer in single-player mode at various difficulty settings. Collect all the medals Rummikub has to offer and become the world champion.


Racers' Islands – Crazy Racers
Publisher: ZALLAG
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Six drivers are competing on a popular TV show: an English lord, a dangerous beauty from Russia, a Mexican desperado, an eccentric Frenchman, a Japanese prodigy and an American bulldozer. Whichever driver you choose, you'll have to drive and shoot simultaneously to be the first to cross the finish line. The game includes 20 different races and six thematic islands styled to look like a big amusement park. Unique game play lets you drive with one hand while aiming with the other. Discover tons of content like new items, trophies and time trials.

Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 3
Publisher: Lexis Numérique
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: EC (Early Childhood)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to the world of the PooYoos, the first fun poetic brain-trainer for children ages 3 to 6. With the PooYoos, a merry band of adorable baby animals, children will have fun while learning basic development concepts such as numbers, letters, lateralization, shapes and colors. Children get to dance with their new friends and earn lovely interactive rewards. With two levels of interactivity, children can play activities based on plants and music. This game has been designed for use by children who have not yet grasped reading. The instructions are spoken in French, English or Spanish, depending on the language setting of your Wii™ console.

Virtual Console

Original platform: NEOGEO
Publisher: D4 Enterprise
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Violence
Price: 900 Wii Points
Description: Originally released in 1995, this is the fourth title in the Fatal Fury series of beat-'em-up games. Previous releases in the series used a two-plane battle system allowing you to move and fight between the foreground and background. This game features a three-plane format – foreground, background and main plane – known as the Oversway System. Characters will automatically move back to the main line after a certain period of time in the foreground or background planes. Other new features include Combination Arts (the ability to execute combo attacks with simple rhythmic button taps), Hidden Abilities (superior versions of the popular Special Moves and Super Special Moves from previous installments) and minor tweaks to all of the characters' Special Moves. As a result, this installment offers the deepest strategies and tactics in the Fatal Fury series to date.

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, visit or

PopCap Announce Free Peggle Update On iPhone/i Pod Touch Adds Peggle Nights

PopCap have announced they have updated the iPhone/iPod Touch version of Peggle. this update brings Peggle Nights to the game, you get to play 5 levels of Peggle Nights for free and can then unlock the entire Peggle Nights for $2.99. PopCap have also announced the Peggle update now means the game has been localised into French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

Press Release

SEATTLE, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games, today announced it is offering a game update to Peggle™ for the iPhone™ and iPod® touch, which will include the non-stop action of Peggle Nights™.

With this update for Peggle iPhone, new and existing players can enjoy five levels of Peggle Nights for free, and can then unlock the entire Peggle Nights game via an in-app purchase for US$2.99 (or local currency equivalent). The Peggle Nights content is included with any new purchases of Peggle for the iPhone and iPod touch.

For international players, the Peggle update also adds localization for the French, Italian, German, and Spanish markets.

About PopCap
PopCap Games ( is the leading multi-platform provider of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106 and are available anytime, anywhere. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 300 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap's games are played on the Web, social platforms, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone, iPad and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap has been one of the most innovative companies in the video game industry since its inception a decade ago. Pioneering new game mechanics, sales models, and platforms ranging from mobile devices to online and location-based games of chance, PopCap is the only video game provider in the world with leading market share across the entire spectrum.

The PopCap logo and all other trademarks used herein that are listed are owned by PopCap Games, Inc. or its licensors and may be registered in some countries. Other company and product names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners and are used for the benefit of those owners.

SOURCE PopCap Games

Sony Reveal Haunted DLC For Spots Champions Is Coming 5th October For $4.99

Sony have announced that DLC is coming to Sports Champions. the first piece of DLC is coming out tomorrow, Tuesday 5th October, for $4.99. this DLC is called the Haunted Pack and it brings new characters and new equipment to the game.

The New Equipment are:
  • Disc Golf – Phantom Disc Set
  • Bocce – Skull Bocce Set
  • Table Tennis – Phantom Paddle
  • Gladiator Duel – Skeleton Sword and Shield
  • Archery – Skull Bow
  • Beach Volleyball – Skull Ball
The New Characters are
  • Numbskull - Skeleton
  • Deadmund - Armoured Skeleton
  • Specter - Death

From USA Playstation Blog

EA Have Released A New Trailer For Need For Speed Hot Pursuit

EA Have released a new trailer for Need For Speed Hot Pursuit. This trailer details many of the games features, for example how there are over 100 Miles of roads to race on, Single Player and Multiplayer Games, And AutoLog. In-game action is used to highlight each of the features, with several examples shown. the trailer also reveals a demo for Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is coming out on 26th October.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Collectors Edition Is Not Coming Out In The UK

As a big Naruto Fan, i've been waiting to see if the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Collectors Edition is coming to the UK. After noticing UK retailers weren't listing it, i got in touch with Namco Bandai to see if it was coming out in the UK.

Namco Bandai Partners UK PR Executive Peter Oliver got in touch and confirmed that it wasn't coming out in the UK: "Unfortunatley, the collectors' edition will not be coming out in the UK."

I have wrote back to see if there will be retailer exclusive characters, for example if you get it at GAME you would get Namikaze Minato, but i suspect there won't be any. it looks like the UK is only getting the standard version of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Saturday 2nd And Sunday 3rd Of October

This is all the news from Saturday 2nd And Sunday 3rd Of October.

You can subscribe to the Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast on iTunes and if you do or are already a subscriber, it would be very helpful for me if you can rate and review the podcast.

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And on Re-Cap

The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 2nd And Sunday 3rd Of October

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 1st October
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 1st October
  • 360: Bungie Have zero'd the credit scores of 15,000 players after they were caught excessively exploiting the game
  • PS3: Someone's claiming to have a retail disc of NBA Elite 11, recently delayed by EA, and selling it on ebay for $225
  • Yuji Naka announces he's going to reveal, his long in development game, this month. its coming to PS3/360
  • QTE Blog: SouthPeak Have Released New Screenshots For Sled Shred Featuring The Jamaican Bobsled Team
  • PSP: New 4 minute Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy trailer released and it reveals Tifa is in the game
  • QTE Blog: Deep Silver Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Get Fit with Mel B On The PS3
  • PS3: when Little Big Planet 2 is released it will come with, either on same disc or a new disc, a 10 level Move demo
  • Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades says DmC won't stop them making an Enslaved 2, they have enough staff to do both
  • PS3: Evolution Studios Matt Southern says 3D hit on PS3 CPU is slight, MotorStorm Apocalypse runs 1080p 3D, Public Beta
  • PS3: Evolution Studios say people with 3D tv's won't get unfair advantage, its like 1 player with CRt vs 1 player with HD
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week