Monday, October 18, 2010

THQ Announce uDraw Is Coming To The USA On 14th November for $69.99

THQ Have announced that uDraw is coming out in the USA on 14th November. there will be a uDraw GameTablet bundle that comes with uDraw Studio for $69.99. there will also be 2 games, Pictionary and Dood's Big Adventure, both available for $29.99 each.

Press Release

Global video game developer and publisher, THQ Inc. today announced that its uDraw™ GameTablet™, a first-of-its-kind, innovative new gaming accessory exclusively for Wii ™, will hit U.S. retail store shelves on November 14, just in time for the holiday season.

The uDraw GameTablet will launch bundled with an expansive drawing, coloring and art-based video game, uDraw™ Studio, for a suggested retail price of $69.99. In addition to uDraw Studio, two other video games designed for use with the uDraw GameTablet - Pictionary™ and Dood's Big Adventure™ - are scheduled to hit store shelves on the same day for a suggested retail price of $29.99 each. Future waves of video game titles are planned during calendar 2011 and beyond.

THQ Have Released A New Trailer For Dawn of War II : Retribution Revealing The Tyranids

THQ Have released a new trailer for Dawn of War II : Retribution revealing that the Tyranids are in the game. the trailer shows in-game action of them attacking various enemies.

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed the games coming out today in the USA on the WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console stores. in all there are 7 games coming out, 1 on Virtual Console, 2 on WiiWare, and 4 on DSiWare.

Virtual Console

This is a 1 player only game that original came out on the Super Nintendo. this game costs 800 Wii Points. you play as Benjamin who had begun a quest to find and bring back the cyrstals that balance the 4 elements of the world.


This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 Wii Points. this is a puzzle game where you have to rotate a Keydron to get it through gaps in a wall. there are 3 game modes as well as a tutorial and a replay mode.

Happy Holidays Halloween
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 Wii Points. you can create and send Halloween cards. you can also dress your character in different costumes.


This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. in this game you have to rotate the puzzle pictures to find the best angle and shoot blocks from your UFO.

This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. you are in control of a military aircraft carrier. you have to land and refuel various aircraft whilst avoiding collisions and bad weather.

Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this game allows you to play Tic-Tac-Toe with traditional and new boards and rules.

Music on: Playing Piano
This is a 1 player game only that costs 200 DSi Points. this game comes with 15 popular songs and helps you play them.

Press Release

It's been nearly two decades since FINAL FANTASY® MYSTIC QUEST® first thrilled audiences on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™. Now, thanks to the Virtual Console™ service, Wii™ owners can enjoy this classic adventure all over again. Meanwhile, the latest additions to the WiiWare™ service include ThruSpace™, a remarkable puzzle game that challenges players to think quickly under pressure while vying for sky-high scores. New offerings on the Nintendo DSiWare™ service will put hand-held gamers' strategic mettle to the test, whether they're shooting blocks from a UFO to complete picture puzzles in Snapdots™ or commanding a massive aircraft carrier in Armada. Browse, download and let the fun begin!

Virtual Console

Original platform: Super NES
Publisher: Square Enix
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points™
Description: Return to a time of classic action and adventure. Young Benjamin embarks on a quest to reclaim the stolen crystals that are the key to balancing the four elements of the world. Experience this treasured Super NES™ game on the Wii system and save the world once more!


Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: ThruSpace is an exciting puzzle game in which you move and rotate an object called a keydron through gaps in walls. Putting your keydron through a gap earns you points, but mastering this ability allows you to perform combos (picking up pairs of crystals simultaneously) and tricks (rotating the keydron so that its shadow covers all of the gap before passing through it), which are key to achieving high scores. Refine your skills in multiple game modes (Normal, Endless and Trick Challenge), brush up on the rules in Keydron Tutorial, or watch replay data in Keydron Memories. As the game progresses, the number of available keydrons, backgrounds, stages and levels will increase. If you have a broadband Internet connection, you can register your high scores on the leaderboard via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection and compare scores with other ThruSpace players. This game is easy to play but difficult to master. Do you have the skills and reflexes necessary to overcome the increasingly complex challenges of ThruSpace?

Happy Holidays Halloween
Publisher: 505 Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Create and send fun Halloween cards! Use your imagination and dress your character in different costumes, then decorate the card choosing a background, music and lots of stickers. Using the Wii Remote™ controller, you can easily navigate through the different menus and add stickers in the position and size of your choice. Once the card is finished, write a personal note and send it to your friends.

Nintendo DSiWare

Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Welcome to Snapdots! Complete dozens of puzzle pictures by rotating the puzzle to find the best angle and shooting blocks from your UFO. If the placement isn't quite right, use the UFO to retrieve blocks and shoot them in different spots. Adding to the challenge, puzzles often contain several types of blocks and spots, each with its own characteristics. Journey to multiple planets to tackle puzzles individually in Puzzle mode, or try to clear as many puzzles as you can within a time limit in the frenetic Time Attack mode. In either mode, strategy and action combine to create a classic puzzle game that definitely hits the spot.

Publisher: Zoo Games, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Armada puts you in command of a military aircraft carrier. It's up to you to safely land and refuel fighters, bombers and medical helicopters. Avoid deadly collisions, battle turbulent weather conditions and engage the enemy. With your reputation on the line and lives at stake, you'll need quick thinking and smart strategies in order to protect and direct the military aircraft to safety. If you aren't careful, enemies will surround your carrier and sabotage your mission. Take control and prove yourself a hero!

Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe
Publisher: Gamelion
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: One of the world's most famous pen-and-paper game for two players can now be in your pocket wherever you go. If there's no one around to play the game with you, don't worry: skillful AI players will gladly play with you in any of the four Tic-Tac-Toe variants available. If a single 3-by-3 playing field makes you claustrophobic, try the new Nine Board mode that adds a nice twist and more strategic depth to the game. Prove you're a worthy Tic-Tac-Toe player by entering the Tic-Tac-Toe League and advancing from the initial School Club League, through Academic, City, National and World Leagues, all the way up to the Super Stars League. Claim the top spot and become the Tic-Tac-Toe champ!

Music on: Playing Piano
Publisher: Abylight
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Playing the piano has never been so easy and so much fun! This new collection of 15 popular songs allows you to enjoy a complete musical experience even if you have no prior knowledge of the piano. Notes transformed into rectangles appear over the piano keys to show you where, when and how to play them. The song speed increases depending on the game's level. Music on: Playing Piano is an easy and intuitive game that will challenge your auditory and visual coordination.

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

Microsoft Have Released A Making Of Video For The Halo Reach Trailer "Deliver Hope"

Microsoft have released a new video for Halo Reach. this video is a behind the scenes look at the making of the Deliver Hope Trailer. in the video they talk about how they needed to find the right material to make the armor to make sure they had the right look and that it looks solid. they also talk about how they had to try and find people to wear the armor that had the right build. several weapons also had to be created, and it would be the first time some of them had ever been seen in a live action trailer. the video also shows how some of the effects, like the jet pack, were created.

Konami Announce 4 Upcoming Nintendo 3DS Games

Konami have revealed 4 Nintendo 3DS games that are coming to Europe. their first titles for the 3DS are Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater, Pro Evolution Soccer, Contra, and Frogger. further information on these games will be revealed in the next few months.

Press Release

KONAMI brings new versions of classics titles to new Nintendo handheld in Europe, including Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer and Contra...

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced details of its first titles for the new Nintendo 3DSTMhandheld system for release across Europe.

The publisher has confirmed its support for the new hardware with four new titles, including the Hideo Kojima-developed Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater; a new Pro Evolution Soccer title; classic run’n’gun shooter, Contra and perennial favourite, Frogger.

Interest in all four titles is already soaring following their overseas announcement, and KONAMI will be releasing further information on the four titles in the coming months. “We are delighted to confirm that KONAMI has four major titles in development for Nintendo’s 3DS system,” offered Kunio Neo, President for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “The chance to explore popular franchises such as Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Contra and Frogger within a 3D realm is an exciting opportunity, and we cannot wait to share more news in the coming months.”

EA Announce MicroBot Is Coming To The Playstation 3 And Xbox 360 In Winter 2011

EA have announced MicroBot, a downloadable title coming to the PS3 PSN and Xbox 360 XBLA coming in Winter 2011. The story of MicroBot is that nano sized machines, used to initially combat diseases in the human body, have malfunctioned. now they are bonding to diseases and are multiplying. you have to pilot a prototype Micro Bot and destroy this new infection. each time the game is played, each level is dynamically created as no two bodies are the same. The MicroBot will also be customisable with over 20 pieces of upgradable technology to be found in the game. This can also be done in the Drop-in/Drop-out Multiplayer modes.


Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Oct. 18, 2010 – What you can’t see, can save you. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed details about MicroBot, a unique gameplay experience taking players inside the human body. The new arcade-style shooter, which will be available Winter 2011 on Xbox Live® Arcade and PlayStation® Network, challenges gamers to control a microscopic ship—a MicroBot—on a mission to destroy a biotechnological infestation.

MicroHexon Research has invented a transformative medical technology: autonomous nanotech machines that are no larger than a blood cell. When injected into the body they target and eliminate diseases at the cellular level. However, something has gone dangerously awry. The nanomachines have bonded to the diseased cells and are now multiplying inside the body at an exponential rate. Piloting a new prototype MicroBot, players must seek and destroy the infection before it consumes the human host from the inside.

In MicroBot, players battle malicious enemies as they travel through veins, bones, lungs and brain. The rhythms and fluids of the human body create a dynamic environment that affects movement and gameplay, providing both combat advantages and additional hazards to overcome. Just as each human body is unique, MicroBot dynamically creates new levels to ensure that the challenge is different every time gamers play.

As players eradicate the biotechnological infestation, they will harvest data fragments which allow them to unlock over 20 pieces of upgradable microtechnology. Using this newly acquired technology, players can strategically customize their MicroBot with powerful weapons, defensive systems, movement parts, and special abilities. With millions of possible configurations, players can build a MicroBot to suit any style of play.

“We wanted to take gamers to a place they have rarely visited before — the world inside the human body. The fluid dynamics of the world and the customization of the MicroBot come together to create a unique take on the arcade shooter genre”, said Jason Haber of Electronic Arts. “MicroBot is an energetic and addictive game that is perfect for anyone that plays games on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.”

Players can take on the infection together by teaming up in a cooperative drop-in/drop-out multiplayer experience. Not only will players battle side-by-side, but they can also upgrade their MicroBots simultaneously in the innovative co-op editor, where they work together to create the ultimate MicroBot team.

Developed in conjunction with Naked Sky Entertainment, LLC, EA is scheduled to launch MicroBot in Winter 2011. Consumers can keep up-to-date on the latest MicroBot developments

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 SPORTSTM, EATM, EA MobileTMand POGOTM. 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

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile and Pogo and are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Xbox and Xbox Live are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Namco Bandai have Revealed The Boxart For Majin And The Forsaken Kingdom

Namco Bandai have revealed the boxart for Bandai's upcoming Majin And The Forsaken Kingdom. you can click on the boxart to see it much bigger.

Microsoft Reveal The 17 Launch Kinect Launch Titles For The USA

Microsoft have revealed the 17 launch titles they have coming out for the USA Kinect launch. Microsoft have also revealed that when the Xbox 360 launched, there was only 18 launch titles. The 17 launch titles are:
  • Kinect Adventures - Included with every Kinect
  • Kinectimals
  • Game Party: In Motion
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 The Videogame
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved
  • Dance Central
  • The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout
  • DanceMasters
  • EA SPORTS Active 2
  • Zumba Fitness
  • Kinect Sports
  • MotionSports
  • Kinect Joy Ride
  • Fighters Uncaged
From Major Nelson

Nintendo Announce USA And Canada Owners Can Now Download A Netflix Channel, Use Netflix Without A Disc

Nintendo have announced that USA and Canada Wii owners no longer need to use a disc to access Netflix. A Netflix channel is now available for download from the Wii Shop Channel. Netflix members who have a plan starting at $8.99 a month ($7.99 in Canada) can stream movies for no additional cost. Nintendo have also revealed that over 3 Million Wii's used the Netflix disc to stream movies.

Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 18, 2010 - Beginning today, Netflix members in the United States and Canada can stream content through their Wii™ consoles with Netflix installed on their Wii Menu. The Netflix disc that was used for instant streaming on the Wii console will no longer be required. Netflix members who have a plan starting at $8.99 a month ($7.99 in Canada), a Wii console and a broadband Internet connection can now instantly watch movies and TV shows streamed directly to their TVs by simply downloading Netflix from the Wii Shop Channel. This new channel is available at no extra cost. The new disc-free option installs Netflix on the Wii Menu, making it convenient for Wii owners to quickly access streaming movies and TV shows.

"At this time of year, consumers have a near-insatiable demand for family entertainment," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "And this simplified Netflix access will help bring families together more quickly, more easily and in more ways than ever before. More than 3 million Wii systems have already connected to Netflix, demonstrating how easy the service is to set up and use."

"Wii is a consummate home entertainment platform and has quickly become one of the best and most popular ways to enjoy movies streamed from Netflix," said Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix. "The availability of Netflix right on the Wii Menu adds significantly to the ease and convenience that attracts our members to the Netflix streaming experience and is an important step in our efforts to continuously improve the service."

Wii offers consumers the most fun right out of the box. Precision motion controls, online access and great games are all included at no extra charge. For a suggested retail price of just $199.99 ($209.99 in Canada), Wii owners get:
The Wii console, Wii Sports™, Wii Sports Resort™, a Wii Remote™ controller, a Wii MotionPlus™ accessory and a Nunchuk™ controller
Access* to hundreds of downloadable games in the Wii Shop Channel, including original games like World of Goo and classic games from the NES™, Super NES™ and Nintendo 64™ eras
Access* to a variety of entertainment and informational channels, including the Nintendo® Channel, which provides information about current and upcoming Wii and Nintendo DS™ games
Access* to streaming Netflix movies and TV shows
The Netflix service has been available on the Wii console in the United States since April 12, 2010, and in Canada since Sept. 22, 2010. For more information about how to stream Netflix through a Wii console, visit or

Remember that Wii and Netflix feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit and

* Broadband Internet connection required. Netflix streaming requires Netflix subscription.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.4 billion video games and more than 565 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pok√©mon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October

This is all the news from The Weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 16th And Sunday 17th October

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 15th October
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 15th October
  • PC: Square Enix announce the free trial period for Final Fantasy XIV has been extended another 30 days
  • 360: Its reported Microsoft have updated Kinect Software so players can now play the games sitting down
  • The Back to the Future Blu-ray set will give people a free copy of the first Telltale Back To The Future Game
  • ESRB rates Mayhem from Evolved Games, coming to PC, PS3, 360. its a racing game
  • Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg says 360 sold 483,989 units in USA, Michael Pachter says Wii Sold 254K, PS3 sold 312K
  • Sega have trademarked 2 Phantasy Star games in Japan, Phantasy Star: Eternal Planets and Phantasy Star: Eternal Hunters
  • High Moon announce there is a 10x XP mutliplayer weekend for Transformers: War For Cybertron
  • QTE Blog: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Review - 9.0
  • PS3: Insomniac’s Ted Price says Resistance 3 may not be the last game in the series
  • and list Batman Arkham City as coming out 25th March, Amazon UK says 26th March
  • 360: Peter Molyneux says Fable III maynot be the end of the series, the Fable series maynot be limited to being a trilogy
  • PSP: From Software announce Another Century's Episode Portable, coming to Japan on 13th January
  • PS3: Patch 1.03 reportedly out now for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, fixes freezing bug with Ragna and Hazama
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week