Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sega Announce Conduit 2 Is Coming Out On The Wii In February 2011

Sega have announced Conduit 2 is coming out on the Nintendo Wii in February 2011. Sega have also released a new trailer for Conduit 2 showing in-game action from the game, with many different weapons and locations being shown off. Split Screen Mutlplayer is also shown in the trailer.

From USA Sega Blog

Atari Have Released A New Trailer For Test Drive Unlimited 2

Atari Have Released a new trailer for Test Drive Unlimited 2. this trailer focuses on the Ferrari cars in the game, showing in detail a in-game Ferrari model before showing in-game action of several Ferrari cars.

EA Announce Medal Of Honor Day 1 Sales Exceed EA Day 1 Forecasts

EA have announced Medal Of Honor day 1 sales have exceeded their expectations and say the game should be of to a good commercial start. However, no sales figures were included and EA did not include what their Day 1 Sales Estimated were either.

Press Release

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced great Medal of Honor™ day one sales and that the game is well in position for an outstanding holiday. Co-developed by EA’s Danger Close™ Studio in Los Angeles and DICE in Stockholm, Medal of Honor launched yesterday with strong momentum and early internal indicators show that the game is off to a great commercial start. In the U.S., retail response has been overwhelmingly positive with midnight launch events at nearly all Gamestop locations nationwide and with major mass merchandising retail chains already exceeding their Day 1 forecasts.

“We anticipate Medal of Honor to be one of the biggest video game titles launched this year,” said Bob McKenzie, Senior Vice President of Merchandising at GameStop. “This underscores how video gaming has emerged as mainstream entertainment.”

Medal of Honor is set to ship this Friday in the UK and the rest of Europe, and has already earned massive acclaim amongst some of the world’s toughest critics. Zoo Magazine gave it a perfect 5 out of 5 while Gamesmaster scored it at 85% stating that it is “more realistic than Call of Duty”; scored it an 85 and hailed it, “an engrossing online shooter” and Eurogamer scored Medal of Honor an 8 out of 10 calling it “compelling and enjoyable.”

For the first time in its 11-year history, Medal of Honor leaves the WWII theatre and enters the modern setting of war-torn Afghanistan. The game is told through the lens of a small band of fictional characters within the real-life Tier 1 Operators, a relatively unknown instrument of the U.S. Military. Tier 1 Operators function under the National Command Authority to take on missions so dangerous, so specialized, they require an elite level of soldier. The unparalleled authenticity and realism in the Medal of Honor single player campaign is supported by a multiplayer mode awarded “Best Multiplayer of E3 2010” by GameSpy, with its dedicated servers and full feature set developed by DICE, delivering one of the most seamless online experiences of the year.

Medal of Honor is available now in North America and will be available in Europe on October 15, 2010 for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC.Medal of Honor is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.

For more information on EA, please visit For more information on Medal of Honor, follow the game on Twitter at: or become a fan on Facebook at

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

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Atari Announce Star Raiders And Release A Teaser Trailer

Atari Have announced Star Raiders, a franchise that helped create the space combat genre, is coming back and will come out on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in early 2011. The first Star Raiders game was released back in 1979 and had games released throughout the 80's and 90's. This new Star Raiders game will have all new features for the series including customisable ships and online play whilst also having traditional features like Space Warps and Galactic tactical maps. Atari have announced that Star Raiders will be an Episodic game series but don't say when the other episodes will be released.

Press Release

ondon, United Kingdom - October 14, 2010 – The franchise that helped create the space combat genre is preparing all flight systems as Atari, one of the world’s most recognised publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, brings the iconic Star Raiders® to next generation platforms. The return of Star Raiders will combine tense aerial assaults and dogfights with a compelling new storyline, striking visual style and exhilarating single and multi-player gameplay. Atari will look to recruit a new generation of gamers when Star Raiders shoots onto the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC Download in early 2011.

Originally released in 1979, Star Raiders became the first ever first-person space combat title, inspiring several generations of “space combat simulation” titles throughout the 80’s and 90’s.  This exciting new take on this Atari treasure will pay tribute to the original while ushering in an all new, captivating episodic experience. Star Raiders will offer familiar battle elements including space warps and galactic tactical maps with all new features like radical battle transformations and customisable ships.

“When launched over thirty years ago, Star Raiders became a classic Atari release and helped to introduce 3D gaming, space combat simulators and first-person shooters”, said John Burns, Vice President and General Manager for Atari Europe. “Our new re-imagined Star Raiders introduces new features and competitive co-op and team based multiplayer gameplay.”

Moreover, the all-new Star Raiders will bring powerful online play to the franchise for the first time. Co-op campaigns and competitive team-based multiplayer will enthrall both original and new fans.

Developed by Incinerator Studios, Star Raiders will be available in early 2011.  For more information, please log onto or

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Atari benefits from the strength of its worldwide brand and its extensive catalogue of contemporary classic game franchises (Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Lunar Lander®), original owned franchises (Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Deer Hunter®), MMO games from Cryptic Studios (Star Trek™ Online, Champions™) and third party franchises (Ghostbusters®, Rollercoaster Tycoon®, Dungeons and Dragons®). Atari also leverages the power of its franchises to deliver movies and merchandise to consumers around the world.
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ABOUT Incinerator Studios
Founded in 2005, Incinerator Studios is a leading independent development studio in the interactive entertainment industry. Incinerator has developed games for the multi-million unit selling franchises Disney/Pixar’s Cars and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob, as well as the MX vs. ATV series for THQ, for the PlayStation 3, Xbox360 and Wii.  Located in Carlsbad, CA, Incinerator Studios employs a diverse, creative team comprised of top industry veterans.

Sega Have Released A New Vanquish Trailer

Sega have released a new trailer for Platinum Games upcoming Shooter for the PS3 and Xbox 360, Vanquish. this trailer focuses on the suit Sam wears, showing some of a cinematic of it being put on Sam, and some in game action of Sam, in the Suit, shooting and attacking enemies.

Sega Announce Crazy Taxi Is Coming To The PS3 And Xbox 360 On 24th November

Sega have announced the HD remake of the Dreamcast game Crazy Taxi is coming to the USA on the PS3 on 23rd November and 24th November on Xbox 360 for $9.99 and 800 MS Points. The Remake is coming out across Europe and Australia on 24th November. This re-make features 720p graphics, 16:9 Widescreen, leaderboards, and trophy awards.


From USA SEGA Blog

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Have Released A New Trailer For The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a new trailer for Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest. This trailer uses in-game footage to show many of the different locations and enemies in Middle-Earth.

EA Have Released A New Video For Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

EA have released a new video for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. In this video, Matt Webster from Criterion talks through the Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit AutoLog. He uses in-game examples to help show off many aspects of the AutoLog, including the Wall where you can post pictures and comment/chat with friends and even post gameplay performances that your friends can click on and try to beat. other parts of AutoLog include that it is always seeing what your friends are doing in the game and telling you if your friends have beaten your score. AutoLog also has a recommendation section where it creates challenges based on what your friends are doing.

Sony Announce A Discless Netflix App Is Coming To The PS3 From 18th October [Update]

Sony have announced that a Netflix App that won't require the Netflix App Disc is coming from 18th October. The User Interface has been completely revamped, and support for 1080p and Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound has been added. Sony have released a video showing the App being used and its new features.

[Update: Sony have announced that the App will now support 1080p movie streaming, Post changed to reflect this announcement]

From USA Playstation Blog

This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's USA Playstation Blog has detailed the comics that have come out on the Digital Comic Store. its not clear if there are any free comics this week, but on the EU update, Danger Girl #0 was free.

Atomic Robo Vol.4 # 2
Batman #676 & #677
Betty and Veronica # 201
Black Cherry Bombshells # 2
Danger Girl #0 – #2
Donald Duckling and the Next-Day Cousin # 0
Dust # 1
Ex Machina # 11
Fables # 27
Hero 9 to 5 #1 – #4
High Moon # 11
Iron Man (1968) #230 – #232, #280 & #281
JLA #7 – #9
Justice League: Generation Lost # 11
Melody # 2
Midnight Kiss # 3
The Mighty Avengers (2007) #17 – #20
The Murder of King Tut # 4
Powers (2000) #25 & #26
Sandman #4 & #5
Smoke & Mirror # 2
Superduck # 18
Superman/Batman # 32
Transformers: Drift # 1
Up # 0
Y: The Last Man # 9

From USA Playstation Blog

Harmonix Reveal The Full Track List To Dance Central And Release A New Gameplay Video

Harmonix have released a new gameplay trailer for Dance Central and revealed the games full track list. the gameplay video shows in-game characters dancing to Bell Biv DeVoe's Poison.The full track list for the game is:
  • Audio Push – “Teach Me How To Jerk”
  • Lady Gaga – “Just Dance”
  • Basement Jaxx – “Rendez-vu”
  • Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
  • Beastie Boys – “Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)”
  • Lipps Inc – “Funky Town”
  • Beenie Man – “King Of The Dancehall”
  • M.I.A. – “Galang ‘05”
  • Bell Biv DeVoe – “Poison”
  • Nelly Furtado – “Maneater”
  • Benny Benassi – “Satisfaction"
  • Nina Sky – “Move Ya Body”
  • Cascada – “Evacuate the Dancefloor”
  • No Doubt – “Hella Good”
  • Christina Milian – “Dip It Low”
  • Pitbull – “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”
  • The Commodores – “Brick House”
  • Quad City DJ’s – “C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)”
  • Craig Mack – “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)”
  • Rihanna – “Pon de Replay”
  • Dirty Vegas – “Days Go By”
  • Salt-N-Pepa – “Push It”
  • Eric B. & Rakim – “Don’t Sweat the Technique”
  • Snoop Dogg/Pharrell – “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
  • Fannypack – “Hey Mami”
  • Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”
  • Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne – “Down”
  • Technotronic – “Pump Up the Jam”
  • Kool & The Gang – “Jungle Boogie”
  • Wreckx-n-Effect – “Rump Shaker”
  • Kylie Minogue – “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”
  • Young MC – “Bust A Move”

Press Release

LONDON - 13 October 2010 – Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game developer, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Microsoft, today released the full list of songs and artists featured on the Dance CentralTM on-disc soundtrack. Completely free from any controller, every routine features fun choreography and authentic routines for beginners and experts alike of all ages to master. The game also features a killer soundtrack that spans a great sampling of pop, funk, hip-hop, Latin and R&B artists, including Cascada, Kool & The Gang, Kylie Minogue, No Doubt, Salt-N-Pepa, Nelly Furtado, Christina Milian and more.

Dance Central, exclusive for KinectTM for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, will be available Nov. 10, 2010 in the UK.

“We felt it was very important to launch Dance Central with a balanced selection of the latest, greatest and all-time classic tracks,” said Paul DeGooyer, Senior Vice President of Music, Electronic Games and Programming for MTV Networks. “The set list on the disc really achieves that goal, offering everything from “jerking” to disco, from Rihanna to Young MC. Whatever your jam, we think you’ll find something to get you moving in this contagiously fun soundtrack.”

Dance Central full on-disc track list:

Audio Push – “Teach Me How To Jerk” Lady Gaga – “Just Dance”
Basement Jaxx – “Rendez-vu” Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
Beastie Boys – “Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim Remix)” Lipps Inc – “Funky Town”
Beenie Man – “King Of The Dancehall” M.I.A. – “Galang ‘05”
Bell Biv DeVoe – “Poison” Nelly Furtado – “Maneater”
Benny Benassi – “Satisfaction Nina Sky – “Move Ya Body”
Cascada – “Evacuate the Dancefloor” No Doubt – “Hella Good”
Christina Milian – “Dip It Low” Pitbull – “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”
The Commodores – “Brick House” Quad City DJ’s – “C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)”
Craig Mack – “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)” Rihanna – “Pon de Replay”
Dirty Vegas – “Days Go By” Salt-N-Pepa – “Push It”
Eric B. & Rakim – “Don’t Sweat the Technique” Snoop Dogg/Pharrell – “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
Fannypack – “Hey Mami” Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”
Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne – “Down” Technotronic – “Pump Up the Jam”
Kool & The Gang – “Jungle Boogie” Wreckx-n-Effect – “Rump Shaker”
Kylie Minogue – “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” Young MC – “Bust A Move”

Dance Central will feature downloadable content beginning Nov. 10, 2010. Each song will not only deliver fresh music, but also completely new routines that will keep dance parties going for months to come.

Winner of the E3 Game Critics Best Original Game and Best Motion Simulation Game, as well as more than 30 additional awards and nominations, Dance Central is a controller-free dance video game with fun choreography for beginners and experts. Whether rehearsing in Break It Down or owning the dance floor in Perform It!, players will be introduced to more than 600 moves in the game and more than 90 dance routines created by professional choreographers. In addition, players can earn achievements, unlock new character outfits and venues and progress through the dance ranks. In Dance Battle, players can challenge friends to an epic living room showdown.

Developed by Harmonix, the world’s premiere music videogame developer, published by MTV Games and distributed by Microsoft, Dance Central will be available from Nov. 10 in the UK, exclusively for Kinect for Xbox 360 (UK ERP: £39.99).


Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 13th October

This is all the news from Wednesday 13th October.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 13th October

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 12th October
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 12th October
  • PSPgo: its strongly rumoured a $50 price drop, making it $200, is coming this Friday in the USA
  • PS3: Medal Of Honor ships with Firmware 3.42, can't be played unless PS3 has 3.42. PSJailbreak doesn't work with 3.42
  • 360: Microsoft say they are working hard to meet consumer demand for Kinect this Christmas. Play+Amazon sold out
  • Sony Japan reveal PlayView, strategy guides bought from the PSN for both PSP and PS3 games. not known if coming to EU
  • 360: AT&T release demonstration video showing how U-Verse works on 360. kit comes with remote and receiver
  • PS3: Resistance 3 info, Malikov is alive, weapon wheel is back, 2 player co-op, Chimeran Plant Life, cannibalism + more
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Gran Turismo 5 Has Been Delayed, Still Coming Out In 2010
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce LOVEFiLM Is Coming To UK PS3's In November
  • Sega Confirm a new Sonic game is coming out next year.
  • Amazon listed Dead Space 2 Collectors Edition, comes with art cell, DLC, CD soundtrack, plasma cutter replica
  • QTE Blog: Atari Announce Atari’s Greatest Hits: Volume 1 For The Nintendo DS
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
  • Valve are set to announce a new game tomorrow, possibly from developer IceFrog
  • The ESRB has rated Arc the Lad 2 and Arc Arena Monster Tournament as PS1Classics for the PS3/PSP
  • Following poor review scores for Medal Of Honor, EA Stock fell 5.95%
  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Dead Rising 2
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released A New Trailer For Fable III
  • Its reported between 30-60 people have been laid off by Robomodo, devs behind Tony Hawk games.
  • Marvelous Entertainment have announced, in Famitsu, Rune Factory Oceans for the Wii and PS3, out 24th Feb in Japan
  • QTE Blog: THQ Announce MX vs. ATV Reflex Is Coming To PC's In Holiday 2010
  • QTE Blog: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announce Touchmaster 4: Connect For The DS
  • Apple are having a "Back to the Mac" event on 20th October, new OS X Suspected + hardware refresh
  • 360: Fable 3 rep reveals cancelled Kinect Minigames, tomato tossing and statue making.
  • PS3: analysts predict Gran Turismo 5 delay will have little impact on sales, Game important for 3D TV uptake
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • EA Rumoured to spent $300 million creating The Old Republic MMO, redundancies coming November, Mark Jacobs fired + more
  • Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford says Duke Nukem Forever says the main campaign is 3x longer than Modern Warfare 2
  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 13/10/10
  • THQ have teased on twitter that a Saint's Row announcement is coming tomorrow, Wednesday. Saints Row: Drive By speculated
  • PC: Valve announce DOTA 2, Steamworks being updated for it, coming 2011. lengthy/detailed article here
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce The PS3 Surround Sound System Is Out Next Week In The USA And Canada
  • Atari's Star Raiders is being updated, in development at Incinerator Studios, coming to 360, PS3, and PC in early 2011
  • 360: Crytek reportedly sending out Beta invites for the Crysis 2 multiplayer beta, starts soon, 360 exclusive beta