Thursday, October 28, 2010

Guerrilla Games Have Revealed The Killzone 3 Standard And Helghast Editions

Guerrilla Games have detailed both the standard and Helghast Editions of Killzone 3 in the USA. the Standard editions will cost $59.99, whilst the Helghast Edition costs $129.99. The Killzone 3 Helghast Edition Features:
  • Authentic Helghast Helmet replica opens to reveal art book, Super Voucher and Killzone 3 game.
  • Exclusive Cloaking Helghast Marksman action figure is 6.5” tall with multiple articulation points and will not be sold at retail
  • Includes bonus video content giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the game.
  • Exclusive art book featuring imagery from the Killzone universe
  • Super Voucher includes:
  • Killzone 3 soundtrack and PS3 Dynamic Theme
  • Retro Map Pack featuring two of the most popular multiplayer maps from Killzone 2
  • Double XP for the first 24 hours of multiplayer gameplay
  • Full access to all weapons and abilities during the first 24 hours of multiplayer gameplay

The Standard edition will be bundled with a download pack, there will be 4 different Download Packs Available. each major retailer will bundle the standard edition with 1 of the 4 download packs.

GameStop - Guerrilla Pack: Unlock all multiplayer Weapons and abilities for the first 24 hours of multiplayer gameplay. this also includes the Retro Map Pack.

Best Buy - Fast Starter Pack: Earn Double XP for the first 24 hours of Multiplayer gameplay. - Unlock and Load Pack: Have instant access to 3 unlock points to use on the weapon or ability of your choice. Also includes the Retro Map Pack.

Other Participating Retailers - Retro Map Pack: The Retro Map Pack comes with 2 of the most popular maps from Killzone as well as an exclusive Playstation 3 Dynamic Theme.

From USA Playstation Blog

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Have Released A New Trailer For Super Scribblenauts

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a new trailer for Super Scribblenauts. this trailer may look familiar as its the same trailer that's currently being used to advertise the game in the UK. The trailer uses in-game action to show how adjectives can be used.

Sony Announce The Sly Collection Comes Out In The USA On 9th November For $39.99

Sony have announced that The Sly Collection is coming to the USA on 9th November for $39.99. the collection comes with all 3 Sly Cooper games from the PS2 on 1 Blu0ray Disc. the collection also comes with 4 custom minigames that can be played with Playstation Move and all the games can be played in 3D. Sony have also released a new trailer for the collection. this in-game trailer tells the story of each of the Sly Cooper games and provides some back story for Sly Cooper.

From USA Playstation Blog

Sony Announce A New 320 GB PS3 Is Coming To The USA For $349.99

Sony have announced that a 320 GB PS3 is coming to the USA soon for $349.99. this will only come with the console, the other 320GB PS3 bundle includes Playstation Move and Sports Champions for $399.99. Sony say people had requested the 320 GB PS3 without Playstation Move and the release of this is Sony's response to those requests.

From USA Playstation Blog

Rising Star Games Will Donate 10p For Every Ivy the Kiwi? Copy Sold To The BNZ Save The Kiwi Charity

Rising Star Games have announced that they will donate 10p for every copy of Ivy the Kiwi? to the official BNZ Save The Kiwi Charity. Its estimated that only 5% of all kiwi eggs that hatch, of which thats only 50% of all eggs laid, make it to adulthood. the BNZ Save The Kiwi Trust retrieves eggs from the wild, incubates them, and releases them back into the wild. this increases their chances of surviving into adulthood from 5% to 65%.

Press Release

Thursday 28th October 2010: Ahead of the launch of Ivy the Kiwi? tomorrow (29th October), leading video games publisher Rising Star Games has today confirmed it will donate 10p for every Ivy the Kiwi? copy sold to the official Save the Kiwi charity.

The charity (sponsored by the Bank of New Zealand), helps raise awareness and valuable funds for the endangered species and its plight, protecting it and its natural habitat. The work being done to protect kiwi also benefits many other species in the ecosystem.

“We’re delighted to be able to announce our partnership with BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust,” says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. “It’s great to be able to give something back to the bird that’s the subject of our next game – Ivy the Kiwi? – and help work towards securing its future for years to come.”

Michelle Impey, executive director of BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust is thrilled with the partnership. “There is an incredible amount of work being done in New Zealand to save our national icon, but more needs to be done and that requires funding. Donations from sales of Ivy the Kiwi? will help to support this work, which includes BNZ Operation Nest Egg, a method where kiwi eggs are retrieved from the wild, incubated and hatched in captivity and reared to about 1kg in weight. At this point they are released back to the wild where they will then have a better chance of surviving to adulthood. This increases the survival rate from 5% to 65%. More than 1400 kiwi have been released back to the wild using this method.

“We are thrilled not only for the financial support this partnership will offer, but also by the fact that this is helping us reach a new audience with our message. Kiwi are an amazing bird and have the same potential for global recognition and support as, for example, the panda and whale, and this is a great step to achieving that level of support.”

Two hundred years ago millions of kiwi lived in New Zealand. By 1998 there were fewer than 100,000 birds and by 2008 that had fallen to 70,000 across five species. Today kiwi are managed in special sanctuaries and community led projects but outside these areas numbers are still predicted to decline.

New Zealand developed in the absence of mammals and so kiwi, like many other birds in NZ, are unable to defend themselves against the influx of mammalian predators that man has introduced, such as stoats, ferrets, weasels, possums, dogs, cats, pigs, rats, etc. Their defence mechanism is to run away or 'blend and hide' – neither of which are sufficient defence anymore.

A tiny proportion of kiwi eggs produce a kiwi adult.
About 50% of all kiwi eggs fail to even hatch – sometimes because of natural bacteria, sometimes because the adult bird is disturbed by predators.
Of eggs that do hatch, about 90% of chicks are dead within six months.
70% of these are killed by stoats or cats, and about 20% die of natural causes or at the jaws and claws of other predators.
Only 10% of kiwi chicks make it to six months.
Fewer than 5% reach adulthood.

Using a storybook-style presentation, Ivy the Kiwi? follows the adventures of a lonely baby bird searching for her mother. By traversing various stages and navigating through the obstacles that stand in her way, Ivy follows the trail of feathers with the hope of reaching her parents.

The game has been designed to make perfect use of the Nintendo DS and Wii controls, as players place vines to help guide the wandering baby bird through each puzzle-themed level. There are over 100 stages for DS and Wii, with multiplayer modes available.

To make a donation people can buy a copy of Ivy The Kiwi?, which will be released on 29th October on the Nintendo Wii and DS 2010 courtesy of Rising Star Games, or head to the official BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust website:

Nintendo Announce They Are Bringing Capcom's Ghost Trick To Europe On 14th January

Nintendo have announced that they are bringing Capcom's Nintendo DS game, Ghost Trick Phantom Detective, to Europe on 14th January 2011. Nintendo will also be responsible for marketing the game across Europe.

From Nintendo UK

Konami Announce A Patch For Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Is Out On The PS3 And It Fixes Save Game Issues

Konami have announced that a patch is out now for the PS3 version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. this patch helps fix the Save Game issues some users have had with the game. there have also been some cosmetic upgrades also where the loading text now scrolls to help people read it.

Press Release

KONAMI today announced that a patch for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is now available on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The patch will help resolve the "save game" issues related to user interaction with controller buttons (PlayStation button and SELECT), or disconnection of the controller while the auto-save icon is on-screen. The patch will also offer cosmetic upgrades such as ability for the loading screen text to scroll improving user readability. KONAMI will be sending details for a new patch for the Xbox 360® version of the game shortly.

Developed by Mercury Steam in collaboration with Kojima Productions, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow introduces a fresh and radical re-imagining of the vastly popular series with an epic tale of love, despair and hope. As Gabriel Belmont, voiced by Robert Carlyle, gamers must fight to free the souls of the dead that are trapped on Earth and unable to find peace. Gabriel must track down the mysterious Lords of Shadow in order to unite the pieces of a relic called “The God Mask” that can purify the world and has the power to bring the dead back to life.
Along Gabriel’s journey gamers will traverse over 50 diverse and beautifully realized 3D stages, come up against over 45 enemies, and defeat huge adversaries in real time with skill, power and timing. In total, the game boasts over 40 possible combo attacks that can be added to Gabriel’s arsenal. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow offers a wide range of puzzles with larger adversaries that require a specific means to exploit weaknesses, or object-related puzzles that will open doors or give access to previously unreachable areas.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

BioWare Have Released A New Trailer For Dragon Age 2

BioWare have released a new trailer for Dragon Age 2. this trailer is titled "Rise To Power". this trailer appears to be a mix of in-game action and cutscenes and mostly shows different characters attacking enemies. some of the games backstory/story appears to be revealed in this trailer.

Konami Have Released A New Trailer For 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2

Konami have released a new trailer for 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2. this trailer uses in-game footage to highlight the games main features, including the course builder, character customisation, and the amount of new courses and locations in the game. 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2 is out now on XBLA, whilst the PS3 version will be available on 16th November.

Press Release

El Segundo, Calif. -Oct. 2 7, 2010 - KONAMI today announced that 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2 is available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This open world golf game brings bright and fun graphics and gameplay to the structure and linear nature of the golf world.

Over 50 new courses await players with challenging obstacles such as sand traps, bunkers and blind spots. But these courses aren't just your traditional 18-hole courses, these courses are designed from a wide variety of source material, including courses like the Manic Museum, Winter Wonderland and the Haunted Manor. But peril isn't the only thing that players look towards, for each course is unique and contains secret shortcuts, power-ups and elements that help each player sabotage one another and interfere with the competitor's progress.

In 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2, players choose one of four customizable avatars or import their own XBOX 360 Live Avatar into the game. But customization doesn't end with the avatars. Players can take creativity and customization to new levels with the all new Map Editor tool. This tool gives players ultimate control of strategic placement of power-ups, traps and every element of the virtual course - setting up the ultimate challenge between players. Gamers can play against up to four players locally or online as well. Fun will continue to be par for the course as additional content will be available via downloadable content.

Developed by Wanako, a studio of Artificial Mind and Movement Inc., 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2 is now available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade. 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2 for PlayStation®Network will be available for download on November 16. For more information, please

About Konami
KONAMI is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties and traditional trading card games.  KONAMI's software titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. KONAMI is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 22 billion cards worldwide.  The latest information about KONAMI can be found on the Web  KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. In Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany.  KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by KONAMI can be found at

EA Announce FIFA 11 Ultimate Team Comes Out As A Free Download On 3rd November

EA have announced that FIFA 11 Ultimate Team is coming out as a free download on both the PS3 and Xbox 3660 on 3rd November. Anyone who used Ultimate Team in FIFA 09 or FIFA 10 are able to go to and start setting out their team. they will also get 2 free gold packs.


Press Release And Fact Sheet

EA SPORTS revealed today that FIFA 11 Ultimate Team, one of the most played, dynamic and connected modes within the FIFA franchise, will be available as a FREE download for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 3, 2010.

Beginning Oct. 27, all returning FIFA Ultimate Team players—individuals who previously played FIFA 09 Ultimate Team or FIFA 10 Ultimate Team—can start their FIFA 11 Ultimate Team campaign early by visiting and logging on to the FIFA 11 Ultimate Team web tool. Returning players will be rewarded with two free gold packs to begin their team building experience ahead of launch on Nov 3.

The FIFA 11 Ultimate Team web tool now features full auction functionality - bidding, selling and the ability to post trades for the very first time - and links directly to the FIFA 11 Ultimate Team console experience. For every day between Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 that gamers log-on to the FIFA 11 Ultimate Team web tool they’ll receive a daily gift.

FIFA 11 Ultimate Team delivers a number of major changes as requested by gamers. Players can now pit their ultimate team directly against their friends' best squads in Play A Friend online matches—the No. 1 requested new feature. Plus, FIFA Ultimate Team Generations will also be available as an option within the web tool. This new online feature enables gamers to showcase their FIFA Ultimate Team heritage.

For the first time, FIFA 11 Ultimate Team includes the addition of Major League Soccer and Russian Premier League, and the superstars from those leagues, increasing the database to more than 8,000 players from 30 leagues.

Join over a million fans and play EA SPORTS FIFA 11 Ultimate
Team, a free* game mode download for FIFA 11 on the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360TM. Take on the challenge of building a squad of the world's best football stars by earning, buying, selling and trading players with other Ultimate Team gamers around the world. Create and manage multiple squads putting together the best players with the highest chemistry and then take them into competition in online and solo single-player tournaments, all dynamically updated each week.

FIFA 11 Ultimate Team delivers a number of major changes as requested by gamers. Pit your ultimate team directly against your friends' best squads in Play-A-Friend online matches---the No. 1 requested new feature. Build your dream team and match them against your friends’ best teams whenever you want by sending them an invite directly, making it easy to prove who has the best ultimate team.

FIFA 11 Ultimate Team now lives beyond the console. Access your Ultimate Team campaign from the web through an enhanced Ultimate Team web app which links your experience on your console. Access full trading and auctions, manage squads and the chemistry of your line-ups, show-off your best squad and rare in-form players to friends, and search for coveted players in the auctions ready for when you get back to your console.

Build your ultimate football club the way real-world coaches and managers build the truly great football teams. Choose how to manage your team---focus on creating one formidable squad, or manage multiple squads to match dynamic requirements for tournaments and competitions. Be strategic and tactical in preparing your squads for the various in-game competitions. A deep, strategic chemistry system built around player relationships on the pitch, means that managing teams and squads to their full potential is critical to success.

FIFA 11 Ultimate Team will be available as a free download to FIFA 11 in November, 2010.

Key Features

Play-A-Friend: compete head-to-head in online play with your friends, the #1 requested feature from FIFA 10 Ultimate Team gamers. Build your dream team and challenge others to do better.

Ultimate Team Web App: Now Ultimate Team lives beyond your console with online web connectivity. Access your Ultimate Team, manage squads and your chemistry of your line-ups, show-off your best squad and rare in-form players to friends. Search for, buy and sell players and other items in the auctions ready for when you get back to your console---all from the web.

Ultimate Team Generations: Now you can also access your players from FIFA 10 Ultimate Team and mix them with your existing FIFA 11 Ultimate Team on the web. Put together teams featuring all your players to show off your legacy to other gamers.
Build Your Ultimate Team: Build your FIFA 11 Ultimate Team squad from a database of more than 8,000 players and all 30 leagues – including the addition of the MLS and Russian Premier League and the superstars from those leagues for the first time. Buy, trade and acquire star players item packs. FIFA 11 Ultimate Team makes acquiring players easier than ever with an intuitive store and item trading and auction system. Auctions also include the ability to track bids, and a comprehensive item search feature.

Authentic Team Management: FIFA 11 Ultimate Team advanced team management feature delivers an authentic football gameplay experience. Choose the right squads for the right competitions as you seek the perfect balance of players on the pitch. With a chemistry system that takes into account nuances of real player preferences, teammates interact with each other as they would in real life, making your manager role all the more crucial.

Competitive Tournaments: Enter one of 23 dynamic solo and multiplayer tournaments plus participate in new updated tournaments weekly to test your club-building skills. Every time you go back to your console, there’s a brand-new challenge.

This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's USA Playstation Blog has detailed the comics that have come out on the Digital Comics Store on the PSP. there doesn't appear to be any free comics this week.

5 Days to Die # 3
Atomic Robo Vol. 4 # 4
Batman # 680
Betty and Veronica # 203
Birds Of Prey #61 – #62
Boffin Boy #1 – #3
Dark Man #1 – #3
Deadpool (2008) #1 – #7
Dust # 2
Fables # 30
Green Lantern #11 & #12
Iron Man (1968) #287 – #291
JLA #11 – #15
Midnight Kiss # 4
Powers (2000) #29 & #30
Sandman # 7
Singularity # 1
Smoke & Mirror # 3
Superman/Batman # 34
Transformers: Drift # 2
Trick ‘r Treat #3 & #4
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 # 6
Y: The Last Man #11 – #13

From USA Playstation Blog

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 27th October

This is all the news from Wednesday 27th October.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 27th October

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 26th October
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 26th October
  • iPhone: Apple announce the White iPhone 4 is not coming out until Spring 2011
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Announce Pac-Man Party Comes To EU Wii's On 26th November
  • PC: Stardock announce anyone who buys Elemental: War Of Magic before 31st October will get first 2 expansions for free
  • Android: pictures of the Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone emerge, looks like PSPgo, touch pad + more
  • PSP: Ready At Dawn's Ru Weerasuriya says piracy is getting soo bad that there's nearly no point in making PSP games
  • QTE Blog: Konami Announce No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise Is Coming To The USA Exclusively On The PS3
  • Hal manager Takashi Ikegami is pleased with response to Kirby's Epic Yarn, would like to do Mario game in same style
  • QTE Blog: Telltale Have Released Behind The Scenes Looks At Back To The Future: The Videogame
  • QTE Blog: Atari Announce Champions Online Wii Become A Free To Play MMORPG From Q1 2011
  • More pictures and details have emerged about the Playstation Android Phone from Sony Ericsson, Codename Zeus
  • Ed Fries reveals Activision nearly bought Rare in 2002, just loosing out to Microsoft. Nintendo also had a bid
  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • PSP: Atlus announce Persona 2: Innocent Sin is coming to PSP in Japan. Widescreen, gameplay tweaks + more
  • Nintendo Comes last in latest Greenpeace ratings, Microsoft just ahead, Sony far ahead as greenest company
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • Twisted Pixel's Josh Bear reveals the company is currently working on 2 different games, 1 to be announced in 2010
  • PS3: Japanese Publisher, Spike, reveal Way Of The Samurai 4 is coming and is a PS3 exclusive, out Winter in Japan
  • Noritaka Funamizu, ex Street Fighter Producer, reveals in Famitsu that he's working on a Playstation Move title, 3DS fan
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Have Released A New DC Universe Online Trailer Showing Metro Police Department
  • PS2: Sony interviewed several developers and asked them what where their top PS2 games, ICO received most nominations
  • Gearbox Announce Borderlands Patch 1.41, the update that raises the level cap in the game, is coming in couple of weeks
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released The Second Behind The Scenes Look At Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom
  • 3DS: IGN speculate the 3DS could have Gamecube remakes/ports/sequels, include top 10 games they want to see
  • PC: 2K Games announce they've "resumed development" on Minerva's Den and Protector Trials DLC and a patch for BioShock 2