Thursday, November 4, 2010

Microsoft Have Released A New Trailer For Dance Central

Microsoft have released a new trailer for Dance Central, a game made by Harmonix. the trailer shows in-game footage of several songs and dances as well as several people playing the game in large spaces, having their moves replicated in the game.

Sony Announce Hulu Plus Will Be Available To All USA PS3 Users From Next Week

Sony have announced that from next week the invitation only availability of Hulu Plus to Playstation Plus subscribers will finish and all USA PS3 owners will be able to download Hulu Plus and subscribe. More news will become available on Hulu Plus next week.

From USA Playstation Blog

City Interactive Announce Sniper: Ghost Warrior Is Coming To The PS3 In Q1 2011

City Interactive have announced Sniper: Ghost Warrior is coming to the Playstation 3 in Q1 2011. Sniper: Ghost Warrior has already been released on the Xbox 360 and PC. This PS3 version will have several updates, improvements, and new features over the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game; They Include:
  • Fully upgraded gameplay and graphics;
  • Exclusive single player missions for PS3TM owners;
  • Bonus multiplayer maps;
  • Exclusive new multiplayer modes including Capture the Flag and Hard Core difficulty mode
  • Exclusive new sniper rifles including the L96 and the M200 Intervention
  • Bonus single-player challenge: Additional mission with Hard Core mode to challenge the very best players.

Press Release

NEW YORK, NY, November 4th, 2010 – City Interactive, one of the fastest growing, worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment, today announced that their best selling first-person shooter, Sniper: Ghost Warrior, is coming to the PlayStation 3 system in Q1 2011. Following the successful release of Sniper: Ghost Warrior for PC and Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 system version includes all the updates from its predecessors, as well as several new features.

The new release of Sniper: Ghost Warrior features the challenging, non-linear and strategic gameplay and mission variety that made it a success on other platforms, and adds a host of new features, including:
o Fully upgraded gameplay and graphics;
o Exclusive single player missions for PS3TM owners;
o Bonus multiplayer maps;
o Exclusive new multiplayer modes including Capture the Flag and Hard Core difficulty mode
o Exclusive new sniper rifles including the L96 and the M200 Intervention
o Bonus single-player challenge: Additional mission with Hard Core mode to challenge the very best players.

“Sniper: Ghost Warrior was our most ambitious project to date and although it was extremely well-received by players, we wanted to ensure that the PS3TM version took the franchise to a higher level,” said Marek Tyminski, CEO of City Interactive. “With exclusive content and modes, we are eager to introduce the best sniper game on the market to PS3TM owners sometime in Q1 next year.”

Sniper: Ghost Warrior for the PlayStation 3 system is scheduled to ship in Q1 2011. More information can be found online at

About Sniper: Ghost Warrior
When the democratic government of Isla Trueno is overthrown, an aggressive and hostile military command rises to power. A highly trained special ops unit is sent in to help the rebels accomplish objectives that only a sniper can handle. In addition to intense sniper missions, players will also take part in a variety of assault scenarios where their prowess with weapons will be a huge help to the undermanned rebels.

About City Interactive
City Interactive is an international video game publisher and developer. With a broad range of high-quality products for PC, handhelds and next-gen consoles, City Interactive aims to offer affordable games for casual and special-interest gamers. With a presence in more than 40 markets, City Interactive is one of the world’s fastest-growing interactive entertainment companies. Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, the company operates through offices in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. Since November 2007, City Interactive has been publicly listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Codemasters AnnounceThe Lord of the Rings Online Is Now Free To Play For Gamers Across Europe

Codemasters have announced that The Lord of the Rings Online is now free to play for gamers across Europe. all you need to do is head to and download The Lord of the Rings Online. gamers can play up to level 50 for free and access the new LOTRO Store to purchase expansions, quest packs, and items. alternatively, players also have the option to join the VIP program, for a low monthly fee, and get unlimited access to the game.

Press Release

Wednesday, 3rd November 2010… Codemasters Online is delighted to announce that the much anticipated release of Turbine’s The Lord of the Rings OnlineTM (LOTRO) is now free-to-play for players across Europe.

Players can now download LOTRO at and join with millions of other adventurers as they explore the most complete and authentic recreation of Middle-earth ever created and participate in LOTRO’s award-winning story up to level 50 for free. Players can also choose to visit the new LOTRO Store to purchase expansions, quest packs, items, and account services Ă  la carte, or join the VIP program that provides unlimited access to the game for one low monthly price.

This major update will also extend the game’s epic story and expand the world of Middle-earth with the new region of Enedwaith while continuing to deliver state-of-the-art graphics and gameplay, as well as a rich set of features that until now could only be found in premium subscription-based online games.

“We are thrilled to finally be able to launch LOTRO as a free-to-play game and introduce the new store and updated content in Europe today. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our players for their patience. It is very much appreciated.” said David Solari, Vice President and General Manager of Codemasters Online. “We anticipate the LOTRO’s new free-to-play model will significantly increase our customer base and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Middle-earth.”

Highlights of the latest update to LOTRO include:

Volume III, Book 2: The Ride of the Grey Company -Having sworn to protect the heirs of Isildur, the DĂșnedain responded with all haste to the urgent message from Elrond. Players will join the newly-formed Grey Company in Rivendell as they depart on their journey far from the relative safety of that hidden valley into the new region of Enedwaith. Book 2 consists of fifteen solo-able chapters full of exploration, exciting combat and a healthy dose of mystery.

The LOTRO Store is Now Open for Business! - The LOTRO Store is loaded with thousands of convenience items as well as expansion packs, premium content, additional character slots, potions, character customization and more. The LOTRO Store is seamlessly integrated into the game and lets the player identify new and exciting ways to enhance and customize their experience, using Points which can be purchased in the Store or earned through gameplay.

The Return of the Harvest Festival - When the days shorten and the nights begin to cool, it’s time to celebrate the bounty of the harvest. All the races of Middle-earth celebrate this time and gather at the Bree festival grounds for the Harvestmath events that include bobbing for apples, pumpkin picking and much more. This year’s festival features a brand new event located in the new Haunted Burrow, a haunted hobbit Fun-house!

And Much More! – This latest update also introduces the Wardrobe, a new storage system for cosmetic items that’s available for free to VIP players or can be purchased a la carte from the LOTRO Store, an updated character creation system, a revamped new player experience, the update and addition of “classic” instances featuring repeatable, scalable content, and much more!

The Lord of the Rings Online is the ultimate adventure. This award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places and monsters from the most famous fantasy of all time. From the picturesque surroundings of the Shire to Moria, the most fearsome underground realm ever imagined, players can now experience the world of Middle-earth for free! For more information, visit

D3Publisher Have Released Co-Op Screenshots And A Gameplay Video For Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

D3Publisher have released new screenshots and a gameplay video showing Co-Op gameplay in Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. the screenshots and video show in-game action during a local 2 player multiplayer split screen co-op session.


Konami Have Released A New Def Jam Rapstar Gameplay Video Featuring Hulk Hogan

Konami have released a new video for Def Jam Rapstar. this video features Hulk Hogan being Hulk Hogan and playing Def Jam Rapstar.

Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Shogun 2: Total War

Sega have released a new trailer for the upcoming PC game from Creative Assembly, Shogun 2: Total War. This trailer provides some back story for the game, putting it in historical context and revealing what your main goal will be in the game.

This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update

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

5 Days to Die # 4
2000AD Prog #1701 – #1704
Batman # 681
Betty and Veronica # 247
Birds Of Prey #63 & #64
Boffin Boy #4 – #6
Dark Man #4 – #6
Dragon Age # 5
Dust Wars # 3
Eternal Descent # 4
Ex Machina #14 – #16
Fables # 31
God of War
Green Lantern # 13
Hit Monkey (2010) # 3
Iron Man: The Inevitable (2005) #1 – #5
JLA #16 & #17
Justice League: Generation Lost # 12
Justice League of America #5, #6, & #8 – #10
Machete # 0
Magician (2006) #7 – #12
Planetary #13 – #15
Powers (2000) #31 & #32
Reya # 2
Sandman # 8
Superman/Batman # 35
Transformers: Sector 7 # 1
War Machine (2008) #1 – #5
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 # 7
Y: The Last Man # 14

From USA Playstation Blog

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 3rd November

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 3rd November

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 2nd November
  • 360: Microsoft's Alex Kipman reveals Kinect only uses a single digit percentage of the 360's CPU power
  • PC: EA Reveal Battlefield 1943 is still in development for the PC, details coming soon
  • iPhone: Epic say that in 2 years it would be possible to make a game the size of Gears Of War on the iPhone
  • EA Call Medal Of Honor a "clear success", a sequel will come
  • Mac: there are reports of logic board and Display issues with the new MacBook Airs
  • Bejeweled Blitz Live has been rated by the German and Australian Ratings board, XBLA release speculated
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • PS3: Pictures have emerged of a redesigned PS3 bluetooth headset, its thinner, and sleeker, priced $50
  • Harmonix say issues with importing Rock Band 2 tracks into Rock Band 3 have been fixed
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released A Behind The Scenes Look At Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2
  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • 360: Microsoft say issues with downloading the dashboard update and Avatars should be resolved now
  • Twisted Pixel announce the Comic Jumper soundtrack is out now for free
  • QTE Blog: PopCap Have Released A New Trailer For Zuma Blitz
  • Harmonix announce Lego Rock Band export into Rock Band 3 is temporarily not working, should be back online soon
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released A New Trailer And Screenshots For Adrenalin Misfits
  • 360: Halo Reach level cap has been raised and new armor has been unlocked
  • 360: Microsoft announce they are raising their Kinect sales projections from 3 Million sold by Christmas to 5 Million
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Announce Free Realms Is Out Now On Macs
  • Its been leaked that a special outfit will be available in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, SPOILERS
  • Shinji Mikami says his next game, for ZeniMax, will be the last game he'll direct. he's putting everything into it
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released A New Trailer For Kinect Sports
  • PS3: Greatest Hits boxart for Metal Gear Solid 4 says the game has trophies, speculated to be boxart SNAFU
  • Wii: Team Meat asks fans if they would buy Super Meat Boy on Disc for $20 due to issues getting a WiiWare version ready
  • QTE Blog: Zoo Entertainment Have Released A New Trailer For Minute To Win It: The Game
  • PC: Team Meat have revealed the Super Meat Boy Version of Mr. Minecraft that will make an appearance
  • 360: Kinect Games Boxart detail how active you'll be by an "Activity Level", Joyride says Standing-Active
  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 03/11/10
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Trailer For Little Big Planet 2 Showing The "Creationator"

Sony Have Released A New Trailer For Little Big Planet 2 Showing The "Creationator"

Sony have released a new trailer for Media Molecules Little Big Planet 2. this video focuses on the Creationator, a tool that can be used to launch anything you've created. the video uses in-game footage to show the creationator firing balls, water, and even land. The Creationator can also fire weapons, like missiles or lazer beams.