Friday, November 26, 2010

Atari Announce Test Drive Unlimited 2 Comes Out Across Europe On 11th February

Atari have announced Test Drive Unlimited 2 is coming out across Europe on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on 11th February. Atari have also detailed UK pre-orders. pre-orders from,,,,, and get Casino for free. Casino will be available for purchase when Test Drive Unlimited 2 is released for 800 MS Points.

There are additional pre-order bonuses depending on the store you get the game from:

Game pre-orders get Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Supersport pre-orders get Caterham’s Superlight R500

ASDA pre-orders get Audi RS 5 Coupe

HMV pre-orders get Ferrari 612 Sessanta pre-orders get Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black

Gamestation pre-orders get Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black

Other retailers will offer the Camero Synergy Special Edition.

Press Release

London, UK, November 26, 2010 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognised videogame publishers, and acclaimed developer Eden Games, have confirmed the European launch date for Test Drive® Unlimited 2 on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft,  PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC, as February 11th 2011.

Customers pre-ordering Test Drive Unlimited 2from,,,,, and will be fast-tracked into the island’s highlife with Casino, an in – game DLC item that has a value of 800 MSP/£6/€8. This allows players to fly directly into the casino where they can level-up their character, win in-game currency and exclusive items, even an Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro and a Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder, unavailable anywhere else in the game.

This offer will be exclusive to those that pre-order the title prior to launch. Casino will also be available to buy on the day of launch.

Also available by pre-order is exclusive early access to some of the most desirable cars in the game, interior and exterior trim upgrades, and avatar items before they are released as premium download content.

Sitting lavishly on the Test Drive Unlimited 2 pre-order forecourt is the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Supersport, available at Game, Caterham’s Superlight R500 from, the Audi RS 5 Coupe exclusively from ASDA and the Ferrari 612 Sessanta from HMV. Model upgrades include the stunning Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black offered at, the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black at Gamestation and a Camero Synergy Special Edition at various independent retailers around the country. For full details of the pre-order, visit

All the above pre-order cars are available alongside the Casino which offers a great value pre-order package! These are only available at the above retailers prior to the February 11th launch day.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 puts the world’s most desirable vehicles in players’ hands.  These ultra-limited edition masterpieces are flawlessly replicated with Eden’s finely tuned driving technology.  Players define their online persona through the customisation of their vehicles, and the acquisition of property, clothing and all the accoutrements of a luxurious car-based lifestyle.  The challenge comes to life with the most expansive and comprehensive multiplayer offering on consoles and the ultimate refinement of the core Test Drive driving experience.  All-new race types, vehicle classes, environmental challenges, locations and much more push this epic franchise to new levels of performance and luxury.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.®: Massively Open Online Racing®; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online.  Unlike any other driving game, TDU2 blends the open world experience with realistic vehicles and performance dynamics and for the first time, TDU2 features vehicle damage, weather effects, day and night cycles, and a brand new island to explore.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 will be priced at £49.99 (€59.99) on Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, and £39.99 (€49.99) for Windows PC.

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Namco Bandai Have Released New Screenshots For Majin And The Forsaken Kingdom

Namco Bandai have released new screenshots for Majin And The Forsaken Kingdom. These screenshots are in-game and show Majin and Tepeu working together to defeat enemies.


Sega Have Released A New Video For Conduit 2 Showing The Games Intro Movie

Sega have released a new video for Conduit 2. this video is from the games intro movie. the video is all in-game cinematics and reveals a bit more of the games plot and the unknown error the lead character has made.

Deep Silver Have Released A New Trailer For Nail'd

Deep Silver have released a new trailer for Nail'd. Nail'd is currently in development at Techland and is coming to the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC's in the USA on 30th November and 4th February in the UK. The trailer features quotes from reviews whilst gameplay footage of racing, jumps, and stunts is shown.

Press Release

Deep Silver has released a brand new video for “nail’d” from leading developer, Techland, which hits shelves in the UK on February 4th, 2011, on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360®, the video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, and PC.

In what is now acknowledged as the world’s fastest off-road arcade racing game, “nail’d” takes riders to ballistic speeds across 14 epically big tracks, where they can see the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, the Andes Mountains, Arizona desert, and the Mediterranean as they whiz past mixed with mud, dust, branches, the occasional low-flying airplane…

This is white-knuckle racing at its finest!

" nail’d " will ship in North America on November 30, 2010, in Germany in November, in Spain on December 03, 2010, in France and Benelux release on January 14, 2011 and in the UK, Italy and Nordics on February 04, 2011.

Get more information about the game on the official website or join the nail’d community:

About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.

Deep Silver has published more than 100 games since 2003, including the Chernobyl shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and Prison Break: The Conspiracy, the action adventure based on the popular TV series, plus own brands like the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, successful adventures such as the Secret Files series and Lost Horizon, the Horse Life series of horse simulations, and the role-playing game Risen. In October 2010, Deep Silver is publishing X Factor, the official game based on the world famous casting show, and winter 2010/2011 will see the release of the off-road arcade racing game nail'd. For more information please visit

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About Techland
Techland is a leading Polish developer, publisher and distributor of PC and console games since 1997. Its proprietary Chrome Engine 4 technology is among the world's most advanced game engines, with X360, PC and PS3 compatibility and full DX10.1 support. With a staff of over 150 specialists in two development offices in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Techland is committed to delivering top-quality titles for worldwide markets. Currently the company is working on several high-profile titles for PC and consoles.

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Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 25th November

This is all the news from Thursday 25th November.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 25th November

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 24th November
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 24th November
  • Nintendo's appearance at CES 2011 won't be public, its conducting meetings behind closed doors
  • PS3: Gran Turismo 5 has been suffering from large numbers of users playing it online, effects online/singleplayer
  • Gran Turismo 5 metacritic score currently around 87/100. Forza 3 on 360 scored 92/100
  • PS3: there are reports of issues with Gran Turismo 5 Signature Edition car codes, unclear if code issues or sheer numbers
  • Kazunori Yamauchi admits he's unsure if Gran Turismo 6 will come to the PS3 or if they'll do it for the PS4
  • PSP: Firmware 6.35 in Japan added x-Radar, mapping software that offers maps and guides
  • QTE Blog: D3Publisher Have Released A New Gameplay Video For Yogi Bear: The Video Game On The DS
  • Android: Its rumoured the Playstation Phone is coming out in February 2011, will be revealed on 9th December
  • Crytek's Cervat Yerli says the developer focus on the PS3/360 is holding back PC game quality as PC's generation ahead
  • PC: A Patch for Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is coming, fixes multi-core CPU Issues like no Rain/Snow effects
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Trailer For Little Big Planet 2 Showing The "Controlinator"
  • Its reported/speculated Sony is looking to add a new President to lighten the load for Sir Howard Stringer
  • 360: Chime update coming 1st December, high score cap removed, charity promotion ends
  • PSP: Square Enix Hajime Tabata Tweets Final Fantasy Agito XIII battles have magic + weapons, 3rd Birthday devs now on it
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released A New Trailer And Gameplay Video For Enslaved DLC "Pigsy's Perfect 10"
  • QTE Blog: THQ And Double Fine Productions Announce Stacking For The Playstation 3 And Xbox 360
  • Sony's Anton Mikhailov says "there's no way Kinect can do a good lightsaber game". a Move game would be better
  • Android: Google announce ratings are coming to all Android Market Apps, devs who don't submit rating get M rating
  • WP7: Microsoft say there's been a big uptake in developers and games coming to Windows Phone 7. 3,000 games already out
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Announce Wildlife Refuge, A New Facebook Game
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Have Released A ew Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Trailer
  • PC: Team Meat announce the final character in Super Meat Boy is Naija from Aquaria
  • BioWare reveal only 18% of Mass Effect 2 players played as a female, 65% play as soldier, 36% played as Renegade + more
  • Wii: Gaijin Games Reveal that WiiWare demos rated highly will be available for longer than 4 weeks from Nintendo Channel
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released A New Trailer For Kinectimals
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Trailer For Microbot
  • PS3: patch is coming for Gran Turismo 5 on Saturday, fixes several issues. game sells over 500K, data centre overhwelmed
  • Another teaser trailer released for Video Game Award game reveal, points more to Resident Evil than Left 4 Dead
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Crazy Taxi
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Yakuza 4
  • Level 5 have filed trademarks for Black Market, Akihabara Black Market, and Cyberanimals
  • Square Enix reveal the first of the end quests for Final Fantasy XI. Heroes of Abyssea comes out 6th December
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Have Released A New Trailer For Kinect Adventures
  • QTE Blog: Bungie Have Released A Video Of The Breakpoint Map From The Halo Reach Noble Map Pack DLC
  • WP7: There are reports that Windows Phone 7 has finally been jailbroken.
  • PS3: Future Gran Turismo 5 Updates include leaderboards and matchmaking. Saturday update adding new Online restrictions
  • QTE Blog: Bungie Have Released A Video Of The Anchor 9 Map From The Halo Reach Noble Map Pack DLC
  • QTE Blog: Bungie Have Released A Video Of The Tempest Map From The Halo Reach Noble Map Pack DLC