Friday, November 5, 2010

Nintendo Have Revealed The Boxart For Super Mario All Stars

Nintendo have revealed the boxart for Super Mario All Stars. the boxart shows the boxed Collection, the Case For the Wii Game Super Mario All Stars, The case for the soundtrack CD, and the Super Mario History Booklet.


EA Announce The FIFA Franchise Has Sold Over 100 Million Units In Its 18 Years

EA have announced that the FIFA Franchise has now sold over 100 Million Units during its 18 years on sale. FIFA 11 has become the biggest selling game in the franchise, selling over 2.6 Million copies in just its first 5 and coming up to 8 million copies sold, up 20% over FIFA 10.

Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 4, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that sales of its EA SPORTS FIFA franchise surpassed 100 million units lifetime* during the launch of FIFA 11. The best-selling sports videogame franchise in the world, now in its 18th year, sold a record-breaking 2.6 million copies in the first five days after launching FIFA 11 to become the fastest selling sports videogame of all time. FIFA 11 sales are up 20% versus last year* on a comparable basis with sell-in approaching 8 million units.

Now, one of the franchise’s most popular online modes—FIFA 11 Ultimate Team—is available for the first time ever for free**. FIFA 11 Ultimate Team can be downloaded through the main menu in FIFA 11 with one click on any connected PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system.

* after 4 weeks of sales

Activision Announce The Call Of Duty: Black Ops Soundtrack Comes Out 9th November

Activision have announced that the soundtrack for Call of Duty: Black Ops, composed by Sean Murray, will be available to download from 9th November from iTunes and other major digital media retailers. the soundtrack comes with 30 tracks and will cost $11.99 for the whole album, or $0.99 per track.

Press Release

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) revealed today that the soundtrack to the most anticipated game of the year, Treyarch's Call of Duty®: Black Ops, will also be available for download starting November 9th.  Featuring the music of renowned film composer, Sean Murray, the digital-only soundtrack includes 30 tracks available through iTunes and other major digital media retailers.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops soundtrack, part of a digital distribution agreement between Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Fontana, the award-winning independent sales, marketing and distribution division of Universal Music Group, will be available for purchase online for a retail price of $11.99 per entire soundtrack or $.99 per track.

Sean Murray, one of the entertainment industry's most esteemed musical talents, reunites with Treyarch for the Call of Duty: Black Ops soundtrack, an encore to his Call of Duty®: World at Warcomposition.

Rated "M" (Mature — Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language) by the ESRB, Call of Duty: Black Ops is scheduled to be released worldwide on November 9th for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Wii™ and Windows PC. Pre-orders for the title are currently available. For additional Call of Duty updates, visit and also via Twitter @JD_2020.

About Fontana
Fontana Distribution, the independent arm of Universal Music Group Distribution, provides unparalleled sales and marketing support, as well as back office services, for a diverse roster of labels and their artists. Fontana distributes more than 80 labels including Rap-A-Lot Records, Eagle Rock, Downtown, Vagrant Records, WaterTower Music, American Gramophone, Kedar Entertainment, Last Gang, Savoy Label Group, ESL, Music World, Delicious Vinyl, Ipecac, Six Degrees, SMC, VP Records, and many others. In addition, Fontana distributes select projects from UMG labels worldwide.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, Chinaand the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website,

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Activision Publishing generally uses words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "would," "might," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Activision Publishing's titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, Activision Publishing's ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms, declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Activision Publishing's products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware (including peripherals) and related software, industry competition including from used games and other forms of entertainment, litigation risks and associated costs, rapid changes in technology, industry standards, business models including online and used games, and consumer preferences, including interest in specific genres such as music, first-person action and massively multiplayer online games, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, licensees, licensors, vendors, and third-party developers, including the ability to attract, retain and develop key personnel and developers that can create high quality "hit" titles, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates and tax rates, and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities and potential challenges associated with geographic expansion, and the other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzardand are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

Call of Duty and Activision are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

Xbox 360 and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation.  "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  Wii is a trademark of Nintendo.

SOURCE Activision Publishing, Inc.

EA Have Released 3 Challenge Mode Gameplay Videos For Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1: The Videogame

EA have released 3 new videos for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1: The Videogame. these videos feature members of the developer team talking about the challenge modes in the game. each video focuses on a different aspect/type of challenge and has the devs offering advice on how to complete a challenge and then beat your friends.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 4th November

This is all the news from Thursday 4th November.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 4th November

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 3rd November
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 3rd November
  • 360: There are reports of Kinect having problems recognising facial features in dark skinned people
  • 360: Microsoft’s Alex Kipman says Milo & Kate was never announced as a game, wasn't a product
  • Its speculated Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is in pre-production and follows the story from Silent Hill 3
  • PS3: Strongly rumoured Sony considered PS2 backward compatibility, several Collections coming, Metal Gear+Final Fantasy
  • PS3: WHA Entertainment announce a patch coming 9th November for Kick-Ass, bug/AI fixes, missions, enemies + more
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • Machinegames, a Swedish developer made up of ex starbreeze employees, reportedly now owned by ZeniMax
  • THQ says Darksiders 2 is coming Fiscal 2013, later than first estimates of a Fiscal 2012 release
  • Amazon cancels Dead Rising 2 Avatar pre-order bonuses, offers Marvel Vs Capcom 3 pre-order at half price instead
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Shogun 2: Total War
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released A New Def Jam Rapstar Gameplay Video Featuring Hulk Hogan
  • Mac: Civilization 5 coming out 23rd November, Minimum Specs also released
  • PC: Cryptic say if Champions Online is a success using free to play, Star Trek Online could follow
  • PC: THQ's Danny Bilson say they are considering going back to Games For Windows Live, Steamworks easier to work with
  • QTE Blog: D3Publisher Have Released Co-Op Screenshots And A Gameplay Video For Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
  • QTE Blog: Codemasters AnnounceThe Lord of the Rings Online Is Now Free To Play For Gamers Across Europe
  • 360: new Dashboard update does have new anti-piracy measures, coupled with new measures on discs, Piracy could end
  • 360: Team Meat have nearly finished a patch for Super Meat Boy, fixing the Auto Save issue. 20 levels+music included
  • QTE Blog: City Interactive Announce Sniper: Ghost Warrior Is Coming To The PS3 In Q1 2011
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Hulu Plus Will Be Available To All USA PS3 Users From Next Week
  • PS3: Sony Style USA lists Gran Turismo 5 as coming out 30th November
  • PS3: Kazunori Yamauchi admits work has already begun on Gran Turismo 6
  • UK Retailers reportedly will have price war over Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Morrisons/Sainsburys rumoured price £25
  • 360: Microsoft is sending out beta test emails for people to try Full House Poker, a new episodic game show
  • TIGA reports 890 game developer jobs have gone in the UK in just 2 years, only 9010 devs employed in UK now
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released A New Trailer For Dance Central
  • PS3: Nippon Ichi announce Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice game saves will load in Disgaea 4, won't say what will happen
  • PSP: Square Enix have trademarked Dissidia Duodecim Prologus in the USA, still no word on what this is