Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Nintendo Announce Mario Sports Mix Comes Out In The USA On 7th February

Nintendo have announced Mario Sports Mix is coming out in the USA on the Wii on 7th February. the game comes with 4 sports, Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball and Dodgeball. you can also play the game with up to 4 players locally or you can play 2 vs 2 online.

Press Release

MarioTM has a long history as a sports fan. Throughout his storied career he has pursued an interest in golf, tennis, baseball and go-karting, to name just a few. Now Mario's tackling four different sports at the same time, all of them included on one disc for the WiiTM console. The game MARIOTM SPORTS MIX lets players jump into games of hockey, basketball, volleyball or dodgeball. The game launches on Feb. 7.

MARIO SPORTS MIX presents these four familiar sports - but with a Mario twist. Players can choose from a variety of playable Mushroom Kingdom characters and can even challenge Mario and friends directly by playing as their own MiiTM characters. Each game contains a number of Mushroom Kingdom power-ups that can turn the tide of a game in an instant, such as banana peels, green shells and even mini mushrooms. In over-the-top Mario sports fashion, each character can unleash his or her unique special move that ranges from Mario's fire dunk in basketball to Yoshi's rainbow attack in dodgeball.

Players can also elect to hold their matches in a number of interesting venues. For example, the Wario Factory has conveyor belts that affect how the players move on the court, while in Peach's Castle, fountains go up and down to block certain areas of the net in Volleyball.

Up to four friends who are in the same room can join in the fun, while up to four players (one or two at each location) can compete over a broadband Internet connection via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. Players can play online against friends with whom they have traded friend codes, or anonymously against other opponents. Multiplayer modes require additional controllers, which are sold separately.

Activision Announce They Estimate Call Of Duty: Black Ops Has Sold Over $1 Billion Worldwide

Activision announce that their internal estimates of Call Of Duty Black Ops sales worldwide put the game having sold over $1 Billion. The Game sold more than $650 Million in just 5 days worldwide. Acitivison also reveal more than 600 Million Hours have been logged playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer

Press Release

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Call of Duty: Black Ops continues to set sell-through records crossing the $1 billionmark in sales worldwide since its launch in November, according to internal Activision estimates.

In its first five days alone, the game sold more than $650 million worldwide, outpacing theatrical box office, book and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars, according to internal Activision estimates and boxofficemojo.com.  The game exceeded Activision's previous five-day worldwide record of $550 million set by last year's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® 2.

To date, more than 600 million hours have been logged playing Call of Duty: Black Ops since the game launched on November 9, 2010.  According to Microsoft, the average player logs on more than once a day and plays for more than one hour each time.  Over half of that time is spent playing online with and against friends, illustrating the unique social characteristics of the game.

"In all of entertainment, only Call of Duty and "Avatar" have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly," said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard.  "This is a tribute to the global appeal of the Call of Duty franchise, the exceptional talent at Treyarch and the hundreds of extraordinary people across our many Call of Duty studios including Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer that work tirelessly on the franchise.  Our ability to provide the most compelling, immersive  entertainment experience, and enhance it with regular, recurring content that delivers hundreds of hours of audience value, has allowed Call of Duty to continue to set sales and usage records."

Kotick continued, "This extraordinary milestone was achieved  because of  the tens of millions of passionate Call of Duty players around the world.  Global audiences have logged billions of hours online with Call of Duty games on Xbox LIVE, the Playstation Network and on personal computers.  This unique level of community engagement has enabled Call of Duty to become one of the world's most engaged online communities.

"Call of Duty continues to rewrite not just the record books, but also the rules of interactive entertainment," says Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "Even more remarkable than the number of units sold is the number of hours people are playing the game together online which are unprecedented. Call of Duty is more than a game, it's a true community.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Language.  For additional information about the game, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops.

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, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

*All references cited are sourced according to www.boxofficemojo.com or www.guinnessworldrecords.com
SOURCE Activision Publishing, Inc.

Capcom Have Released "Episode" 3 Of The Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Opening Movie

Capcom have released a new video for Marvel vs Capcom 3. this video is part 3 of what appears to be the opening cinema for the game. Capcom have called this Episode 3. the CGi video reveals more of the games plot as well as couple of twists. it features the recently announced fighters of X-23 and Arthur.

Sony And Evolution Studios Have Released A New MotorStorm Apocalypse Dev Video

Sony and Evolution Studios have released a new developer video for MotorStorm Apocalypse. this video focuses on the single player campaign, called Festival, and shows new in-game footage from the game. In the video the team talks about how they're moving away from traditional racing mechanics, like letting players learn a track layout, and they also talk about the music in the game.

From USA Playstation Blog

Sony Announce DC Universe Online Comes Out In The UK On PS3 And PC On 14th January 2011

Sony have announced that DC Universe Online comes out in the UK on 14th January on both PC and PS3. Other PAL countries will get both versions on 12th January, though Sony does warn hat with the festive break there could be some stock issues. Gamers with the PS3 version of the game will be able to play against/with PC Gamers.


Sony has also detailed the subscription plans for both the PS3 and PC versions, they are:
1 Month – €12.99/£9.99
3 Month – €34.99/£27.99
6 Month – €64.99/£49.99
12 Month – €124.99 (Available on PC only)
Lifetime Subscription – €179.99 (Available on PC only)

The Lifetime Subscription is only on PC at the moment because the Playstation Wallet, on the PSN, cannot hold the amount of money needed to pay for such a subscription. Sony are looking into this, but for now Lifetime Subscription will be PC only.

From EU Playstation Blog

The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 20th December

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 18th And Sunday 19th December http://ht.ly/1ax80P
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December http://ht.ly/1axdfn
  • PS3: Amazon.de lists Tomb Raider Trilogy, comes with HD versions of Tomb Raiders Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld. http://ht.ly/3rV8S
  • 360: Dark Energy announce the "Pure" patch for Hydrophobia and new price of $10 http://ht.ly/3rVco
  • PS3: Gran Turismo 5 patch 1.05 is out now, is 608MB. Save Back ups added, able to remove HUD, offline damage + more http://ht.ly/3rVf2
  • PS3: New Gran Turismo 5 patch has also removed the Toy Company logo from under cars in the game http://ht.ly/3rVhf
  • UK Game Charts, Call Of Duty Black Ops, FIFA 11, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Just Dance 2, Assassins Creed Brotherhood http://ht.ly/3rZNZ
  • PS3: Ubisoft has confirmed a Splinter Cell HD Collection is coming to the PS3. http://ht.ly/3s0yQ
  • PSP: Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy is coming to Japan on 3rd March 2011 on UMD and Download http://ht.ly/3s1Av
  • PS3: Naughty Dog say Sony is not forcing them to use Move or Sixaxis with Uncharted 3, its Their own choice http://ht.ly/3s2At
  • PS3: Footage from the Japanese Bleach: Soul Ignition demo has been released http://ht.ly/3s3B7
  • PSP: Square Enix have released the debut trailer for Final Fantasy IV Complete, its in Japanese and not subtitled http://ht.ly/3s4CO
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Dragon Quest VI: Realms Of Revelation Is Coming To The USA On 14th February http://ht.ly/1axmcZ
  • QTE Blog: Codemasters Have Released A new Dirt 3 Video With Ken Block Discussing Gymkhana http://ht.ly/1axmcY
  • PS3: Crystal Dynamics' Karl Stewart has confirmed Tomb Raider Trilogy is coming to the PS3 in early 2011 http://ht.ly/3s6cb
  • QTE Blog: Relentless Software Announce A Playstation Move Patch Is Coming To Blue Toad Murder Files In January http://ht.ly/1axoQD
  • QTE Blog: Sony Detail The EU PSN Christmas Sale Starting 22nd December - 5th January http://ht.ly/1axoQC
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Detailed The New Features Added To Gran Turismo 5 In 1.05 Patch http://ht.ly/1axrtA
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ht.ly/1axrtz