Friday, October 22, 2010

Microsoft Announjce The Fable III: Kingmaker Has Over 60,000 Players Taking Part

Microsoft have announced that the Fable III: Kingmaker app now has over 60,000 people taking part. Fable III: Kingmaker is a Geo-Location based mobile, where you choose to play as either a Rebel or a Royal. you tag your location with your factions flag and earn money. so far, 64 Million pieces of gold have been earned by playing Fable III: Kingmaker.

Press Release

LONDON – 22 October 2010 - The millionth flag has been planted in Fable III: Kingmaker as the battle between Royal foot soldiers and Rebel warriors spreads across Europe, with over sixty thousand players now taking part in what can only be described as a virtual land grab of epic proportion.

Free to download, Fable III: Kingmaker is the new geo-location based mobile game which was launched earlier this month and allows you to fight as either a Rebel or a Royal as you battle to reign supreme in the land of Europa.

By simply tagging your location and planting a virtual flag using the GPS facility on your smart phone, you can stake a claim to unclaimed or opposing team territory and earn gold which you can spend in the full game of Fable III is released on Xbox 360. Over sixty four million pieces of gold have already been earned by players eager to build their bank balance before the full game hits stores on October 29th.

After all, to build an empire you need the backing of the bank – so whether you opt to save the cash and invest in industrial empire that will employ your loyal minions, buy a gypsy caravan and a crate of wine in a friend-finding mission, or just invest in a nice new bed for you and your spouse to… share… you get to choose how you spend the gold earned in Fable III: Kingmaker.

If you’re a savvy sovereign you’ll do well to find the hidden treasures which can earn you up to 5,000 pieces of gold that can go towards your booze collection. So far over eighteen thousand treasure chests have already been discovered lurking in hobbles, holes and alleyways, but keep checking into www.Fable3Kingmaker.comfor more info!

It’s not too late to join the fight as the Rebels attempt to take the lead from under the foot of Royal soldiers who currently lead the battle in the Europa land grab, but it’s changing every day. Available in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden - “Fable III: Kingmaker” will be available on Windows Phone 7: the only phone that lets you play games with Xbox LIVE – later this holiday, and is currently available on a number of operating platforms as a free application download** on over 60 devices***.

“Fable III” on Xbox 360 is available nationwide on 29th October 2010.


Notes to editors:
One gold coin in “Fable III: Kingmaker” is worth One gold coin in “Fable III” and is subject to terms and conditions of use.

Atomic Games Announce Breach For The Xbox 360 And PC And Detail Hardcore Mode

Atomic Games have announced Breach, an upcoming FPS coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PC for less than £20. Atomic games have revealed that because of Breach's realism, there was interest from gamers and organizations for a more realistic mode. Atomic Games have created a Hardcore Mode that brings the following changes and challenges for gamers:

  • New "Sole Survivor" Game Type: Each player is given only one life and no re-spawns, causing them to move and shoot with far more care and precision in this Team Deathmatch-like competition.
  • Minimal HUD experience – Aiming reticule and other items turned off, while certain other items are left in as real life affords greater situational awareness.
  • Disabling of Mini-Map radar system - removes the ability to use the radar to track enemy and friendly forces, players must be more aware of their surroundings.
  • Disabling of ammo counter and weapon fire-mode display.
  • Disabling of Kill Cam system: No longer gives you a hint about the person who killed you or where they were located, keeping your effective kill locations hidden.
  • Modified Damage Settings creating a more lethal experience: More realistic damage from all weapons, making direct fire fights highly lethal. Use cover to gain the upper hand.
  • Hardcore mode can be applied to any of the existing maps and Game types: Creating a unique twist for the serious gamers across the board.
  • Filter match searchers by normal or hardcore to match your play style

Rising Star Games Have Released A New Trailer And Boxart For Ivy The kiwi

Rising Star Games have revealed the boxart and released a new trailer for Ivy The Kiwi on the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. The trailer shows gameplay footage from both versions of the game and clearly shows the games main mechanic.

Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Chu Chu Rocket On The iPhone

Sega have released a new trailer for the iPhone version of Chu Chu Rocket. this trailer shows in-game footage of the single player and multiplayer versions of the game. it also reveals that multiplayer games can be held with up to 4 people either via Bluetooth or by WiFi.

EA Have Released A New Trailer For NBA Jam On The PS3 And Xbox 360

EA Have released a new trailer for NBA Jam on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. this trailer shows in-game action, showing the games main features and many of the players in the game.

This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo UK have revealed the games coming out on the WiiWare, DSiWare, and Virtual Console stores. in all there are 6 games coming out, 1 on Virtual Console, 2 on WiiWare, and 3 on DSiWare. i have included screenshots for Racers' Islands - Crazy Arenas but unfortunately i don't have screenshots for the other games. Nintendo have included a gameplay video for all the games coming out on their website.

Virtual Console



My Starry Night

Racers' Islands - Crazy Arenas


Glow Artisan

Spot The Difference


From Nintendo UK

Big Sandwich Games Announce Hoard Comes Out On 2nd November For $14.99

Big Sandwich Games have announced that their upcoming PS3 PSN game, Hoard, is coming out in the USA on 2nd November for 14.99. Hoard is a dual-stick action-strategy game about dragons gathering treasure from a medieval kingdom and in doing so they, burn villages, kidnap princesses, slay knights, and cause mayhem. the game comes with 35 unique maps, 4 game modes, leaderboards, trophies, and 100 badges to earn. Big Sandwich Games estimate the game has over 20 hours of gameplay.

From USA Playstation Blog

EA Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Reckless Racing On The iPhone

EA have released new screenshots for their recently released iPhone/iPod Touch game, Reckless Racing. both the screenshots and trailer show in-game action. the game comes with 3 different modes, Dirt Rally, Hot Lap time trial, and Delivery time trial and features unlockable reverse tracks of the included 5 tracks.


Fact Sheet

Product Description
THE DIRT-ROAD RACER YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! Made to maximize the Retina Display, Reckless Racing combines the finest in traditional top-down racing gameplay with state-of-the-art graphic environments. Skid, slip, and slide with precision controls, and challenge friends in online multiplayer mode. Hold on tight and get ready to go. Reckless Racing for iPhone® & iPod touch® is here!

Key Features
Designed from the get-go to with eye-popping graphic quality, the visual details will really make you feel like you’re rolling in the mud. And get a load of how Reckless Racing looks with the Retina Display.

Dirt track or asphalt, truck or rally car – take your choice and then take it to the limit. Learn the basics as a beginner and choose from a variety of driving controls. Progress through the races and move up through Gold, Silver, and Bronze difficulty levels.

Adapt your race skills and push it across 5 amazingly detailed tracks vs. vehicles controlled by some outrageous characters like Otis, Lurlene, and Bubba! Unlock the reverse tracks and take them on again!

With online multiplayer, Reckless Racing gives you the chance to show the world your racing ability! Post your best times on online leaderboards and trade ghost races with players from all over the world. Chat functionality is also built in!

Immerse yourself in the world of no-rules driving. Take on the Dirt Rally, Hot Lap time trial, or Delivery time trial. Beat other drivers or beat the clock. Either way, there’s a lot of Reckless Racing to do!

Product Specifications
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Ship Date: October 2010
Genre: Racing

Microsoft Have Released A New Developer Commentary Video For Fable III

Microsoft have released a new video for Fable III. this video features a few developers from the game providing commentary for events happening on screen and describing the world of Albion and how it continues to evolve.

Press Release

LONDON – 21 October 2010 - Get ready to lead the charge with the guile of your magic, power of your sword and accuracy of your shot! Titled “Fable III – A Call to Action,” the commentary video from Lionhead Studios peels back the curtains for a sneak peek into the stunning action-packed journey along your road to rule in the highly anticipated Xbox 360 exclusive. Launching across Europe on 29th October, “Fable III” puts the fate of the revolution into your hands.

The video features scintillating gameplay footage that takes you to the forefront of revolution in “Fable III,” while the Lionhead Studios team, including Creative Director Peter Molyneux and Head of “Fable” Franchise Louise Murray, discusses the ever-evolving world of Albion as a result of your alliances and promises, and the consequences of your actions. Whether you lead with an iron fist or a gentle hand, you’ll rule Albion your way – from how you choose to fight and the people you surround yourself with to the King or Queen you eventually become. Take centre stage in all the action as you become entwined in an unparalleled story of power, morality, choice and consequence.

Available on 29th October, fans who purchase “Fable III” will receive in every new copy a one-time-use Xbox LIVE redemption card that will grant access to exclusive downloadable content:
Call forth undead minions to your aid with the Raise Dead Potion
Extend battle time for more attacks with the Slow Time Potion
For the fashionably conscious, try on and keep the Scot Male Hero Outfit or the Scot Female Hero Outfit
Looking to get inked? The Highlander Tattoo Set will be perfect for your hero or heroine
With the Red Setter Dog Skin, you can transform your faithful furry companion into a whole new breed

“Fable III” is available in a Standard Edition (£49.99) and Limited Collector’s Edition (£59.99) for Xbox 360.

Fans in the UK can sign up to Fable III: Kingmaker, a geo-location mobile game, and show support for either the Royals or Rebels. By planting flags for their faction using their mobile phone, players can earn gold which can be used in the full game of Fable III. Visit for more information.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 21st October

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 21st October

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  • PC: Patch for Fallout New Vegas has gone live, will be downloaded as automatic update, fixes quest and scripting issues
  • AllFacebook release Facebook gaming stats, 250M people play games, 50M are addicted, 50M Pay to play
  • Wii: Nintendo Australia reveals new Wii Bundle, coming 28th October, has Black Wii, Wii Sports+Resort, Wii Remote Plus
  • EA's buyout of Chillingo does not include Angry Birds, Rovio Mobile confirm they own the rights
  • DSi: A Different Game confirm Ghostwire has been delayed, say they're looking for new Worldwide Publisher
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • QTE Blog: Hudson Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Dream Chronicles On XBLA
  • Keiji Inafune thought Capcom would refuse Level 5's request to collaborate on a Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright game
  • Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura reveals via twitter that Parasite Eve is getting a PSN re-release
  • QTE Blog: 2K Games Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For New Carnival Funfair Games
  • 360: SNK Playmore announce Trouble Witches Neo, Japanese Shooter, is coming to XBLA with new character for 800 MS Points
  • Ubisoft reveal Kinect and Playstation Move versions of Michael Jackson: The Experience have been delayed until Q1 2011
  • 3DS: Level 5 announce Fantasy Life, once a DS game, is now coming to the 3DS. now has Yoshitaka Amano illustrations
  • PC: Microsoft announce Windows 7 has sold over 240 Million in its first year
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released A New Trailer For Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Have Released New Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Screenshots, Character Art, And A Trailer
  • Wii: Its reported Kirby's Epic Yarn is not coming out in Europe or Australia until 2011, Play says its March
  • Blitz Games Studio's Philip Oliver predicts the next generation of consoles could go download only
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Time Crisis: Razing Storm Is Coming Out In The UK On 5th November
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce NBA Jam On The PS3 And Xbox 360 Comes Out In The UK On 26th November
  • 360: 5th Cell have started a countdown timer for the reveal of their new game, its an XBLA game
  • 360: Fable III comes with one use codes for in-game goodies like potions, outfits, skins, and tattoos.
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Reveal USA Release Date For The Red Wii Bundle, Red Nintendo DSi XL Bundle, Wii Remote Plus, And ...
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released New Screenshots for Hard Corps: Uprising and Rush’N Attack: Ex-Patriot
  • PS3: Collectors Edition and limited edition of Killzone 3 unofficially announced by
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Gameplay Video For Sonic Colours Showing Wii Exclusive Wisps
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Video For EA Sports Active 2 Showing Online Connectivity
  • PC: Valve reveal 5 community members have earned between $39,000-$47,000 from user created Team Fortress 2 items
  • 360: Microsoft reportedly being very strict with who is reviewing Kinect and placed many embargoes + more