Friday, October 29, 2010

EA Announce Simon Pegg Will Provide Voices In Spare Parts

EA have announced Actor Simon Pegg is providing voices for their upcoming XBLA and PSN game, Spare Parts. Simon Pegg will provide the voice of supercomputer guide and companion Con-rad.


Press Release

EA Play today announced that actor Simon Pegg will be providing the voice of supercomputer guide and companion Con-rad in Spare PartsTM, an upcoming action adventure game for Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network. Best known for starring roles in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and his portrayal of Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the revamped Star Trek, Pegg will be bringing his recognizable personality to Con-rad.

Launching this winter and developed by EA Bright LightTM, Spare Parts tells the story of courageous robots Mar-T and Chip, who find themselves dumped out with the rubbish on a strange planet. Working together in co-op mode (either local or online), and guided by Con-rad, the mechanical duo must find a way to repair an abandoned space ship and escape the planet before evil Lord Krung can dispatch his henchmen to destroy them. Searching the hostile environments for ship parts and currency, Mar-T and Chip will also collect upgradable action parts – such as Rocket Boots - to unlock new abilities that will aid them as they rescue other stranded robots, and battle countless enemies including the relentless Krofax troopers, hostile spider monkeys and even a Super Huge Mega Laser!

EA, Bright Light and Spare Parts are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Sony Announce Tokyo Jungle Is Coming To The EU PSN In 2011

Sony Europe have announced that Tokyo Jungle is coming to the EU PSN in 2011. the game is set in a post apocalyptic Tokyo where there are no humans, just animals. the animals are running wild and you take control of an animal and try to survive as you try to find prey and avoid becoming prey.

From EU Playstation Blog

This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo UK have revealed the games coming out on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare 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 the games that i can, but Nintendo does have a video in the link below showing in-game footage of the games coming out today.

Virtual Console

SUPER E.D.F. Earth Defense Force – Super Nintendo


chick chick BOOM

Reel Fishing Challenge II


Go! Go! Island Rescue!

GO Series Let's Swing

Sleep Clock

From Nintendo UK

Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Sonic Free Riders Showing Weapons

Sega have released a new trailer for Sonic Free Riders on Xbox 360 Kinect. this trailer shows some of the weapons in the game, using in-game action to show them being used as well as video of the movements required to activate them.

From USA Sega Blog

Chillingo Announce Cut the Rope Has Sold More Than 2 Million Copies Worldwide On The App Store

Chillingo have announced that Cut the Rope has sold over 2 million copies worldwide on the Apple App Store. Cut the Rope was also the fastest selling game on the App Store, reaching 1 million units sold in just 10 days of its launch.

Press Release

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading mobile game publisher Chillingo, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that ZeptoLab’s chart-topping, addictive puzzler, ‘Cut the Rope’ has now sold more than two million copies worldwide on the Apple App Store in just three weeks since launch.

“Cut the Rope continues to break records with leading, international sales,” explains Chris Byatte, Co-General Manager of Chillingo. “Our new partnership with EA enables us to expand Om Nom’s prospects, visibility and reach to make more of an impact than ever before.”

“Chillingo has done a great job for us in publishing Cut the Rope on the Apple App Store,” said Efim Voinov, CTO of ZeptoLab. “Now with their acquisition by EA, we see more growth opportunities available for us in the future.”

Cut the Rope remains the fastest selling title on the App Store to date (by reaching the 1 million mark within 10 days of launch). The game features innovative, physics-oriented gameplay as players feed dangling candy to Om Nom, an adorable and ravenous, little green creature.

Cut the Rope is available for $.99 (iPhone® and iPod touch®) and a $1.99 (iPad™) from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at

A Lite version of Cut the Rope will be available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or

Get the latest news and incredible new content from Cut the Rope by following:

About Chillingo
Chillingo is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts and publishes innovative games and software for various platforms. Other hit iPhone, iPod touch and iPad titles include; Cut the Rope, Angry Birds, Helsing’s Fire, Predators, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Minigore, iDracula, and Modern Conflict. For more information about Chillingo please visit

About Zeptolab
ZeptoLab is a small independent team of professionals dedicated to the science of fun.
We know what good games are made of, and we possess the required ingredients.
Our target platforms at the moment are iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

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

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile and POGO are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Apple, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Capcom Announce Smurfs’ Village For The iPhone, iPod Touch, And iPad

Capcom have announced Smurfs’ Village, an upcoming game based on the Smurfs franchise. In the game, your tasked with rebuilding the Smurfs village after it has been destroyed by Gargamel. you start with a single mushroom house, a ploughed plot of land, and advice from Papa Smurf. from here you build other specialised houses, gardens, rivers and more. characters from Smurfs like Smurfette and Jokey Smurf bring unique skills and perks to the village. Smurfs’ Village is set to come out in November and will receive regular content updates. it will be free to buy, but additional content for it will cost.


Press Release

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 28, 2010 – In anticipation of next summer’s 3D live-action/animated family comedy The Smurfs, Capcom®Mobile, a leading developer and publisher of video games, today announced that it will be releasing a social network game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch based on the beloved classic franchise, the SmurfsTM. Dubbed Smurfs’ Village, the game tasks players with rebuilding the Smurfs’ village after it has been destroyed by Gargamel. Smurfs’ Village is the first in a series of entertainment projects based on the legendary blue creatures.

"Smurfs’ Village brings the fun and cooperative nature of social games to the charming world of the Smurfs for the first time,” said Midori Yuasa, President and COO, Capcom Interactive, Inc. "Every element in the village is full of detail, and players can take these building blocks, tap into their own creativity, and make something completely unique and wonderful to share with others.”

Based on the original cartoon and comic art, players begin the game under the guidance of Papa Smurf, with only a single mushroom house and a lone plowed plot of land. From there, things quickly progress, allowing players to build specialized houses, elaborate gardens with colorful crops, bridges to span running rivers, trodden paths, and more. Fan favorites like Papa Smurf, Smurfette, and Jokey Smurf will bring unique skills and perks to the village and users will be able to play mini games like Greedy Smurf’s Baking Game, Papa Smurf’s Potion Mixing Game, and Painter Smurf’s Painting Game and unlock additional bonuses. Players can also share the experience with their friends by linking their account to Facebook.

Smurfs’ Village is expected to be available on the Apple App Store in November with regular content updates to follow. The game will be free to download and play, but to expedite growing and construction times, players can opt to purchase Smurfberries as downloadable content.

The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures'/Sony Pictures Animations hybrid live-action and animated family comedy The Smurfs, set for release August 3, 2011. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. The film is directed by Raja Gosnell. The producer is Jordan Kerner. The screenplay is by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss and Jay Scherick & David Ronn, from a story by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss, based on the characters and works of Peyo.

About the Smurfs
The story of the Smurfs - a property created by Peyo - started in 1958 with the creation of comic books which were later brought to both the big and small screen. Over the years, the little blue characters haven't just limited themselves to the page and the screen. They have inspired records and CDs that have sold millions of copies, entire collections of figurines and toys, and many more products. In all, more than 3,000 derived products have been produced and leading brands and companies have spread their messages worldwide with the help of the Smurfs. A multitude of new projects appear regularly, thus making the success of the Smurfs planetary!

About Capcom
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident EvilTM, Street FighterTM, Mega ManTM and Devil May CryTM. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company website,

About Capcom Interactive, Inc.
Established in November of 2005 with the mandate of bringing Capcom’s celebrated IP to mobile platforms in North America and Europe, Capcom Interactive, Inc. (“CII”) maintains development and business offices in Los Angeles, London and Toronto. The company has published several mobile games based on Capcom’s celebrated intellectual property, including Resident EvilTM, Street FighterTM and Mega ManTM. In addition, CII publishes several licensed properties including Who Wants To Be A MillionaireTMand Are You Smarter Than A 5TH Grader? TM in North America. For additional information on the company and its offerings, please

About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 130 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web

About Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated entertainment for audiences around the world. The studio is following its most recent hit, the mouth-watering 3D comedy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and the 2007 Academy Award nominated and Annie Award-winning Surf's Up with a full slate of feature films including Hotel Transylvania and, in association with Columbia Pictures, the live-action/animation hybrid The Smurfs. Sony Pictures is also in production with Aardman Animations on their next two films, the CG animated Arthur Christmas and the stop-frame animation, The Pirates! Open Season 3, a sequel to Sony Pictures Animation’s first film Open Season, is now in production for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions.

About Lafig Belgium S.A.
Lafig Belgium is the owner of the rights to produce audio-visual works based on the Smurf universe and of the Smurf worldwide licensing rights (together with IMPS). Lafig Belgium is controlled by the heirs of Pierre Culliford, better known under his pseudonym Peyo, the author/creator of the Smurfs. For 50 years, the Culliford family has controlled the Smurf characters and all licenses worldwide.

THQ Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition

THQ Have released new screenshots and a trailer for Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, a game set to come out on PC in the next few days. The trailer and screenshots are both in-game and show action, the teams, and the stadiums.


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

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest. this trailer uses in-game footage to highlight the games main features, including Playstation Move, and the characters.

Ubisoft Announce Jesper Kyd Is Composing The Soundtrack For Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Ubisoft have announced that Jesper Kyd is composing the score to Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. the score draws influences and uses instruments from the Renaissance period. The Soundtrack will be available for download from iTunes on 16th November, coinciding with the release of the game on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Press Release

Los Angeles, CA - October 27, 2010 -BAFTA award-winning composer Jesper Kyd has composed an original music soundtrack for Ubisoft®'s  Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, the next iteration of the critically acclaimed, multi-million selling video game franchise. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is inspired by historical events during the occupation of Rome by The Borgias in 1503. Kyd's new music score for Brotherhood draws influence and authentic instrumentation from this Renaissance period, immersing players in Ezio's adventures to liberate Rome from a corrupt and tyrant regime. The Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Original Soundtrack will be available for digital download from iTunes on November 16, 2010, to coincide with the North American release of the game on Microsoft Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the Sony PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

"Researching the history of the Borgia Family it became clear early on that Assassin's Creed Brotherhood would require a very dark score in order to match the Borgias' aspirations to become the rulers of Italy. The music reflects the compelling story of Ezio as a Master Assassin going up against the Borgias," said Kyd.

Kyd's globally acclaimed score for Assassin's Creed® 2 continues to receive top honors for Best Original Music including the Gold Spirit Awards, Hollywood Music In Media Awards, GameSpot Readers' Choice, GameSpy Editors' Choice, Game Audio Network Guild Awards as well as recognition from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, International Film Music Critics Association, Golden Joystick Awards and Spike TV VGAs.

In Assassin's Creed Brotherhood the critically acclaimed single player experience of Assassin's Creed is back and better than ever as Ezio returns in an enduring struggle against the powerful Templar Order. Now a legendary Master Assassin, he must journey to Rome, center of power, greed and corruption to strike at the heart of the enemy. Defeating the corrupt tyrants entrenched there will require not only strength, but leadership, as Ezio commands an entire Brotherhood that will rally to his side. Only by working together can the Assassins defeat their mortal enemies. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is also the first time the franchise has featured a multiplayer gameplay experience, which has already received numerous industry awards.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is a worldwide production effort led by the Ubisoft Montreal development studio in collaboration with Ubisoft studios in Singapore, Bucharest, Qu├ębec City and Annecy. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood will ship on November 16, 2010 for the Microsoft Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the Sony PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. For more information about Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, please visit, please

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2009-10 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of € 871 million. To learn more, please

© 2009-2010 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  Kinect, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Reveal Cheat Codes For Scooby Doo! And The Spooky Swamp

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released some cheat codes for their PS2, Wii, And DS game Scooby Doo! And The Spooky Swamp.

Halloween Cheat Code
9991 DoubleDamage

Whacky Cheat Codes
2654 BigHead
3293 ChipmunkTalk
1954 SlowMo

New Screenshots

Press Release

The wind is whistling through the trees, families are carving frightening faces into pumpkins and things are going bump in the night – it must be Hallowe’en time!  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp, now available on the Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2,  is the perfect family-friendly video game for this time of year. 

To help you capture double the ghouls and goblins during your bone-chilling adventures in the game,  we’re sharing the following Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp cheat codes:

Halloween Cheat Code
9991 DoubleDamage

For an additional trick or treat, we’ve also included some whacky cheat codes to alter the look and feel of characters in the game:

Whacky Cheat Codes
2654 BigHead
3293 ChipmunkTalk
1954 SlowMo

Capcom Announce Dead Rising 2 Has Sold Over 2 Million Copies Worldwide

Capcom have announced that Dead Rising 2 has sold over 2 million copies worldwide since its launch. Capcom have also announced that the acquisition of Blue Castle Games is complete and they have been re-named Capcom Game Studio Vancouver.

From Capcom Unity

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 28th October

This is all the news from Thursday 28th 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 Thursday 28th October

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 27th October
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 27th October
  • Android: Z-System noticed on Playstation Phone, Sony Ericsson owns web domain/trademark, Ecosystem speculated
  • Zenimax have acquired Tango Gameworks, now part of Zenimax Asia. its Shinji Mikami's Studio
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • Germany Has banned the EU version of Call Of Duty: Black Ops. the only version than can be sold is the Steam version
  • Nintendo Financials, sales are down 33.7% to ¥363B, net losses were ¥2B. 81.4% of total sales were outside of Japan
  • 360: Twisted Pixel reveal there will be no DLC for Comic Jumper
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce FIFA 11 Ultimate Team Comes Out As A Free Download On 3rd November
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released A New Trailer For 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2
  • 360: Meat Boy will be in Ilomilo, but not playable. some other characters will make non-playable cameos
  • Cooking Mama Ltd have trademarked Camping Mama
  • PC: Cryptic Studios announce user created missions are coming to Star Trek Online first, then Champions Online.
  • QTE Blog: Konami Announce A Patch For Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Is Out On The PS3 And Fixes Save Game Issues
  • QTE Blog: BioWare Have Released A New Trailer For Dragon Age 2
  • PS3: Lightbox's Dylan Job says their game is coming along fine, not going to rush the game out
  • PSP2: Strongly rumoured not to have a UMD Drive, Memory Stick, 1GB RAM, Dual Analogue Sticks
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce They Are Bringing Capcom's Ghost Trick To Europe On 14th January
  • QTE Blog: Rising Star Games Will Donate 10p For Every Ivy the Kiwi? Copy Sold To The BNZ Save The Kiwi Charity
  • Sony's Peter Dille says the lack of a always on connection for the PSP could be holding it back, Need more than Wifi
  • Enslaved DLC "Pigsy's Perfect 10" comes out in 2010 for $10/800 MS Points, brings TriOviz 3D to the game
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce A New 320 GB PS3 Is Coming To The USA For $349.99
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce The Sly Collection Comes Out In The USA On 9th November For $39.99
  • The Soundtrack to Super Meat Boy is out now for $3.99
  • 360: Rising Star Games are bringing Cave's Deathsmiles to the EU, will have extra character and stage
  • QTE Blog: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Have Released A New Trailer For Super Scribblenauts
  • QTE Blog: Guerrilla Games Have Revealed The Killzone 3 Standard And Helghast Editions