Monday, November 22, 2010

Atari Have Released A New Test Drive Unlimited 2 Trailer

Atari have released a new trailer for Test Drive Unlimited 2. this trailer shows the games online "Casino" mode, a place where you can gamble and earn money and win cars. the trailer shows in-game footage of a player getting to the Casino and winning their way to the top prize.

Square Enix Have Released A New Trailer For Lord Of Arcana 2 On The PSP

Square Enix have released a trailer for Lord Of Arcana 2. this trailer shows mostly in-game action of characters attacking monsters. the trailer shows some of the famous designers behind some of the monsters as well as the customisation options in the game. mulitplayer is also shown in the trailer.

From USA Playstation Blog

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo USA have revealed the games coming out today on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare Stores. there are 5 games coming out in total, 1 each on the Virtual Console and WiiWare and 3 on DSiWare. this is also the first week WiiWare demo's have been released on the Store.

Virtual Console

This is a 1-2 player game that originally came out on the NEOGEO back in 1993. this game costs 900 Wii Points. you play as Johnny who is trying to save his girlfriend and find a piece of a treasure map, both of which were stolen from you by Dr. De Playne.


Snowpack Park
This is a 1-2 player game that costs 800 Wii Points. you get to play as either your Mii or an in-game character. in this game you have to find penguins which have gone missing. you also get to interact with penguins, some of which have very different personalties, with mini-games and more.

WiiWare Demo's

And Yet It Moves


Jett Rocket



Tetris Party Live
This is a 1-4 Player game that costs 500 DSi Points. the game comes with several game modes, including Vs Battle, Computer Battle, and Marathon. the game also features online multiplayer with up to 3 other players.

Supermarket Mania
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. this is a management game where you play as Nikki who has to keep 5 grocey stores stocked with the provisions customers want.

Music on: Electric Guitar
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this game turns your DS into a Guitar and your stylus into a pick. there are 950 chords in the game and you are able to save up to 10 sessions.

Press Release

Scarves and mittens aren't the only ways to heat up the season, thanks to more downloadable gaming excitement for Nintendo systems. Snowpack Park™ for the WiiWare™ service offers penguin-centric thrills, while the Virtual Console™ debut of SPIN MASTER brings classic NEOGEO adventure to the Wii™ system. New arrivals on the Nintendo DSiWare™ service include Tetris® Party Live, which lets you and your friends enjoy multiplayer puzzle action on the go.

This week also marks the introduction of new demo versions of red-hot games for the WiiWare service, including the award-winning And Yet It Moves, the retro-styled BIT.TRIP FATE, the fast-paced Jett Rocket and the pressure-packed ThruSpace™. These demo versions will be available to download for zero Wii Points™. Stay tuned to learn about additional demos in the coming weeks.


Snowpack Park
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to Snowpack Park! You've arrived in hopes of hanging out with some of the local penguins and learning how to take care of them. However, a recent storm has just sent the residents of the park fleeing to various islands throughout the area, and there are only a few penguins to be found. Take control of either a Mii™ character or one of the game's built-in characters and brave various terrains and unexpected obstacles. Travel from island to island, find penguins and bring them back safely to the park. But getting them back is just the beginning. The penguins have different moods, which will go up and down depending on how much interaction they have with you. If a penguin's mood gets too bad, it will leave the park. To prevent that from happening, you must learn how to feed, pet and play with the penguins in order to keep them happy. Throughout the park, you'll also find fun minigames to play, headwear pieces for the penguins to wear, fish for them to eat, blowfish to roll up into snowballs and a variety of other useful things. You can even collect photos of yourself and the penguins by visiting one of the park's photo-taking locations. Prepare for a heartwarming Antarctic adventure!

And Yet It Moves (demo version)
Publisher: Broken Rules
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 1,000 Wii Points
Description: And Yet It Moves is an award-winning, physics-based platform game in which you must run and jump through a world made of paper. To help you solve the game's mind-bending levels, you possess the unique ability to rotate the world at will. Walls become floors, slides become platforms - but a harmless pile of rocks becomes a hazardous danger when turned upside-down! Use the Wii Remote™ controller like a magic wand to tilt the world. Explore beautifully crafted environments. Survive 20 challenging levels filled with strange creatures, traps and puzzles. Unlock bonus levels, competitive play modes and surprising modifications that change the entire game. Turn your world upside-down with And Yet It Moves!

BIT.TRIP FATE (demo version)
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 800 Wii Points
Description: BIT.TRIP FATE is an on-rails side-scrolling shoot-'em-up that finds CommanderVideo riding the vibe to discover his fate. CommanderVideo will need a little help from the friends he made in BIT.TRIP RUNNER to thwart the Mingrawn Timbletot, who has mutated the world into an ugly technological nightmare. Join forces with the Junior Melchkin, CommandgirlVideo and others to increase CommanderVideo's power and save the world. Whether you play in single-player mode or team up with a co-pilot, you'll need a steady hand to navigate the vibe and aim your blasters at the twisted souls who are out to destroy you.

Jett Rocket (demo version)
Publisher: Shin'en Multimedia
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Let Jett Rocket explore the beautiful planet of Yoroppa and find out why it has been attacked by the evil Power Plant Posse. Visit tropical islands, poisonous swamps and freezing-cold glaciers. Ride the ocean on your Jet Boat, parachute from giant cliffs, speed through Arctic regions on your Jet Snowboard or skyrocket with your Jet Turbine. You'll need everything you've got to fight back and save Yoroppa!

ThruSpace (demo version)
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 800 Wii Points
Description: ThruSpace is an exciting puzzle game in which you'll move and rotate an object called a keydron through gaps in walls. Putting your keydron through a gap earns you points, and mastering this ability allows you to perform combos (picking up pairs of crystals simultaneously) and tricks (rotating the keydron so that its shadow covers the gap completely before passing through it) that are essential to achieving high scores. Refine your skills in multiple game modes: Normal, Endless and Trick Challenge. Brush up on the rules in Keydron Tutorial or watch replay data in Keydron Memories. As the game progresses, the number of available keydrons, backgrounds, stages and levels will increase. ThruSpace is easy to play but difficult to master. Do you have the skills and reflexes to overcome its increasingly complex challenges?

Nintendo DSiWare

Tetris Party Live
Publisher: Tetris Online, Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Now you can party with Tetris whenever and wherever you like! Tetris Party Livefeatures several exciting game modes from the popular Tetris Party series, including Marathon (a favorite single-player mode), Computer Battle (challenge the computer), VS Battle (challenge a friend) and Duel Space (strategize to claim more space than an opponent). But the party doesn't stop there: Take the Tetris fun online via the Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection service (broadband Internet access required) and enjoy multiplayer Tetris with up to three opponents at a time. You can also use the global ranking system to see how your Tetris Party Live skills stack up against the rest of the world.

Supermarket Mania®
Publisher: G5 Entertainment AB
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Supermarket Mania is a mesmerizing time management game. Help Nikki keep five grocery stores stocked to the rafters with the provisions customers want. If you work fast and hard, you'll earn enough money to upgrade your establishments and show your adversary what a little hometown pluck can do. Supermarket Mania includes 50 levels in Story Mode, Endless Shift Mode with extra bonuses, five shops, seven types of customers, 20-plus upgrades for your shop and more than a dozen products to sell.

Music on: Electric Guitar
Publisher: Abylight
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Transform your Nintendo DSi™ system into an incredible electric guitar and your stylus into a pick. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to play your favorite songs, even if music isn't your thing. Pedals include Distortion, Flanger and Delay. The Advanced Play Screen is great for melodies, arpeggios and chord variations. Enjoy 32 definable chords on the control pad. Discover more than 950 chords in all and save up to 10 sessions.

Virtual Console

Original platform: NEOGEO
Publisher: D4 Enterprise
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Cartoon Violence
Price: 900 Wii Points
Description: SPIN MASTER is a side-scrolling action game that was originally released in 1993. Take on the role of an adventurer named Johnny. Dr. De Playne has stolen your piece of a treasure map and kidnapped your girlfriend, Mary. Now you must set off to retrieve them both. Make your way through five different stages, each featuring a unique and colorful boss at the final turn. After clearing each stage, you will obtain a piece of the treasure map. Put all the pieces together and you're in for one big surprise. Make full use of jumps and standard attacks to advance through the game. To experience really explosive and invigorating combat, be sure to employ the wide range of special attacks that are also available, including spirit charges, sliding attacks and super bomb attacks. Another player can also join in the action simultaneously!

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit or

Nintendo Announce Orange And Green Nintendo DSi's Are Coming To The USA From 26th November

Nintendo have announced, that for this years Black Friday in the USA, they are releasing 2 new DSi Bundles. the Bundles will come with a Green or Orange DSi and Mario Party DS. these bundles have a suggested Retail price of $149.99 and go on sale on 26th November.

Press Release

Nintendo is giving Black Friday a splash of color with two new bundles for its hot-sellingNintendo DSi™ system. For the first time, shoppers can choose an orange or green system, which will be bundled with the Mario Party™ DS game. The new colors go on sale on Nov. 26 and will be available while supplies last at a suggested retail price of $149.99.

These new colors join Nintendo’s other great value bundles for the holidays that are being released in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros.™ game on the NES™. These include the limited-edition red Nintendo DSi XL™ bundle, which features a red Nintendo DSi XL system with three iconic Super Mario Bros.-themed graphics, the Mario Kart™ DS game, and preloaded software titles including Brain Age™ Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math and Photo Clock at a suggested retail price of $179.99. In addition to those preloaded titles, each Nintendo DSi system comes preloaded with Flipnote Studio™, which lets users create, upload and share their own fun animations.

Nintendo is also offering the limited-edition red Wii™ hardware that includes a new red Wii Remote™ Plus controller, a red Nunchuk™ controller, and games New Super Mario Bros.™ Wiiand Wii Sports™ at a suggested retail price of $199.99.

Through the end of October, Nintendo has sold more than 43 million systems in the Nintendo DS™ family in the United States alone, according to the independent NPD Group.

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Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 20th And Sunday 21st November

This is all the news from The Weekend Of Saturday 20th And Sunday 21st November.

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And on Re-Cap

The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 20th And Sunday 21st November

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 19th November
  • BioWare have been teasing more about its upcoming game reveal with cryptic hints that appear to point to Mass Effect
  • PS3: Sony Russia reportedly tweet that BioWare have shown a teaser of Mass Effect 3
  • PS3: Sony has a exclusive game reveal on 12th December
  • Android: Rovio are releasing a "light" version of Angry Birds, Android Fragmentation causing big issues
  • DSi: Nicalis have tweeted that Cave Story is coming to DSiWare on 29th November
  • Irrational Games reveal they are making sure all versions of BioShock Infinite work great on all platforms
  • PS3:Rockin' Android are releasing both Qlione and Qlione 2 on the PSN as Qlione Evolve, coming 7th December
  • Its reported that Seven45 Studios, Power Gig devs, have let go between 20-30 staff, Q/A and full time staff.
  • 360: Xbox 360 World magazine rate Morphx, from 505 games, 9/100. game could possibly be the worst game released on 360
  • Valve have teased an announcement for the Video Game Awards. it appears to be for Left 4 Dead, PS3 version speculated
  • Its rumoured EA bought several sports franchises from Midway when it went under. NFL Blitz rumoured to be in development
  • PS3: GaijinWorks announce Arc the Lad II and Arc Arena are coming to the USA PSN on 23rd November
  • PS3: The ESRB has rated Tekken for PS3+PSP. most likely coming as a PS1 Classic
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week