Thursday, January 6, 2011

Guerrilla Games Have Released A New Killzone 3 Trailer And Announce Malcolm McDowell And Ray Winstone Are Voice Actors

Guerrilla Games have announced Malcolm McDowell And Ray Winstone are providing voices to senior Helghast figures, Stahl Arms CEO and an Helghast Admiral respectively. Gurrilla Games have also released a new trailer for Killzone 3 showing both of them and their characters in action as well as revealing more about the game.



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Source: EU And USA Playstation Blog


Nintendo Reveal Over 7 Million Wii's Were Sold In The USA During 2010 And New DS Sales Record


Nintendo have announced that for the third consecutive year running, the Nintendo Wii has sold over 7 Million units in the USA. This brings USA Sales of the Wii since its launch to 34 Million Units. The DS Family has sold 47 Million units since it launched in November 2004. This makes the Nintendo DS The best selling video game system ever in the USA.

Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 4, 2011 - The close of 2010 produced two sales milestones for Nintendo in the United States.

According to Nintendo's internal sales figures, the Nintendo DS™ family of portable video game systems has sold more than 47 million in the United States since the original model launched in November 2004. That tally makes Nintendo DS the nation's best-selling video game system of all time.

For the second major milestone of 2010, Nintendo's internal figures show that the Wii™ home console marked its third consecutive calendar year with U.S. sales of more than 7 million - a feat never before accomplished in the history of video games by a home console. To date, the Wii system has sold more than 34 million in the United States alone.

"When we look back at 2010, we see consumers time and again turning to the value and enjoyment of our products," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "When we look ahead to 2011, we see new portable technology and more great Wii games that need to be seen to be believed."

Nintendo is set to release its new Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system in the United States in March. The portable system lets players see 3D content - without the need for special glasses. More details about the system will be announced in the future.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://wii.com. For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pok√©mon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Codemasters Have Revealed The Boxart For Operation Flashpoint: Red River And Released New Screenshots

Codemasters have revealed the boxart for Operation Flashpoint: Red River. Codemasters have also released new screenshots for the game. the game is currently not rated.

Boxart


Screenshots



THQ Announce The MX Vs ATV Franchise Has Shipped 10 Million Units Since 2004


THQ Have announced that the MX Vs ATV franchise ha now shipped over 10 Million units since its debut in 2004. THQ Have also announced that the next game in the series is going to be revealed on 8th January during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season opener in Anaheim.

Press Release

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. January 6, 2011 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the MX vs. ATV® franchise has shipped over 10 million units to date. Since debuting in 2004, MX vs. ATV has become the industry’s leading off-road racing franchise – renowned for its cutting-edge physics, innovative features and extensive content. The next installment in the MX vs. ATV series is scheduled to be revealed to a live audience during the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross season opener in Anaheim on January 8, 2011, kicking off THQ’s seventh year as a sponsor for the supercross series.

“This record-setting milestone for the MX vs. ATV franchise is the culmination of consistently delivering genre-defining innovations and the most authentic motocross racing experience for fans worldwide,” said Michael Lustenberger, THQ Vice President, Global Brand Management. “The next iteration of MX vs. ATV will take the series to an exhilarating new level, and we are absolutely thrilled to unveil the first trailer during the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season opener.”
About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, MX vs. ATV and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.


All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as “THQ”), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the MX vs. ATV video game franchise, and are based upon management’s current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ’s financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2010, and particularly the discussion of risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

Konami Have Released New Screenshots For No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise On The PS3


Konami have released new in-game screenshots for No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise on the Playstation 3. its been a while since i last covered this game so i also included the boxart for the game.

Screenshots



GameInformer Have Revealed Their The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Cover And Tease New Silent Hill Game


GameInformer have revealed their upcoming February issue starring The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The Cover focuses on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim whilst there is another surprise in the mag with the reveal of the next Silent Hill game. Another reveal coming in the mag are 2 new Mortal Kombat characters. You can click on the cover art to see it bigger.

From GameInformer


Sony Have Released A New Trailer For Little Big Planet 2 Showing Adventuring

Sony have released a new trailer for Little Big Planet 2. this trailer focuses more on adventuring in the game, showing there's more than just platforming with swimming and grappling. In the same blog post, Sony have also shared some of the high review scores Little Big Planet 2 has been receiving, with most sits giving it 9/10 to perfect scores.



From USA Playstation Blog


This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update



Sony's USA Playstation Blog has detailed the comics that came out on the PSP Digital Comic Store yesterday.

Batman Beyond Vol. 4 # 1
The Dreaming # 9
Ex Machina # 24
Fables # 39
Flash: Rebirth # 5
Fringe: Tales from the Fringe # 1
God of War # 5
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1 # 3
I Luv Halloween # 8
The Indifference Engine # 3
Irredeemable #1 – #8
JLA #29 & #30
Legends of the Dark Crystal # 2
N-Guard # 4
Planetary # 23
Reya # 6
Sandman # 16
Star Trek: The Manga # 8
Superman/Batman # 43
Supernatural: Origins # 5
Ultimate Fantastic Four (2003) #7 – #11
Undertown # 1
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 # 15
Y: The Last Man # 22
Zombo # 1

From USA Playstation Blog


Square Enix Announce The Tomb Raider Trilogy Is Coming Exclusively To The PS3 On 22nd March


Square Enix have announced that The Tomb Raider Trilogy is coming exclusively to the PS3. this collection will include remastered HD Versions of Tomb Raider Anniversary and Legend as well as the final game in the Trilogy, Tomb Raider Underworld. The Collection will also come with Playstation Home Avatars, Lara Croft And Viking Thrall, as well as behind the scenes videos And A Static Theme, shown below.


The Tomb Raider Trilogy comes out in both the UK and USA on 22nd March for $39.99

From USA Playstation Blog


This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update



Sony's EU Playstation Blog has detailed the comics that came out Yesterday on the PSP Digital Comics Store.

Batman Beyond Vol.4 #1 DC Comics
The Dreaming #9 Tokyopop
Ex Machina #24 DC Comics
Fables #39 DC Comics
The Flash: Rebirth #5 DC Comics
Fringe: Tales from the Fringe #1 DC Comics
God of War #5 DC Comics
Green Lantern Corps Vol.1 #3 DC Comics
I Luv Halloween #8 Tokyopop
The Indifference Engine #3 Markosia
Irredeemable #1-#8 BOOM! Studios
JLA #29 & #30 DC Comics
Legends of the Dark Crystal #2 Tokyopop
N-Guard #4 Markosia
Planetary #23 DC Comics
Reya #6 Markosia
Sandman #16 DC Comics
Star Trek: The Manga #8 Tokyopop
Superman/Batman #43 DC Comics
Supernatural: Origins #5 DC Comics
Ultimate Fantastic Four (2003) #7-#11 Marvel
Undertown #1 Tokyopop
Wonder Woman Vol.3 #15 DC Comics
Y: The Last Man #22 DC Comics
Zombo #1 2000AD

Bundles
Green Lantern: First Issue Spectacular (BUNDLE) DC Comics
Vertigo: First Issue Spectacular (BUNDLE) DC Comics
WildStorm: First Issue Spectacular (BUNDLE) DC Comic

From EU Playstation Blog


Zero Punctuation -Top 5 Best And Worse Games Of 2010

This week Yahtzee skipped doing a video game review to do a best of 2010 award video. this video features his personal top 5 best and worst games of 2010, with some surprising choices in both!



Yahtzee also released another video during the winter break. this isn't a review, its more a collection of quotes from reviews throughout 2010.




Hit X Podcast: All The Videogame News From News From The Winter Break Part 2

This is all the news from News From The Winter Break Part 2.

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The Re-Cap: News From The Winter Break Part 2

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From The Winter Break Part 1 http://ht.ly/1aJEEs
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The Videogame News From News From The Winter Break Part 1 http://ht.ly/1aJHe2
  • 3DS: Kid Icarus Director has tweeted that he recommends gamers keep the 3DS still when playing his game http://ht.ly/3yFDH
  • UK 2010 Game Figures, market worth £2.875B, PS3+360 sold 2.3M units, 18.2M 360 games sold, 13.8M PS3 games + more http://ht.ly/3yG1d
  • PC: Assassin’s Creed II and Splinter Cell Conviction no longer require the always on internet connection to play them http://ht.ly/3yG4i
  • 3DS: New Naruto Shippuden game coming, Side scrolling, coming spring http://ht.ly/3yG5u mag scan http://ht.ly/3yG5W
  • Japanese Fallout: New Vegas website features an 8bit style Fallout 3 to introduce gamers to the games play style http://ht.ly/3yJoI
  • 3DS: Renegade Kid reveal they are in discussions with a publisher to release a 3DS version of a game + more http://ht.ly/3yKhK
  • Onlive: Onlive announce partnership with VIZIO. VIZIO Blu-ray players/TVs/ and tablets will offer OnLive built in http://ht.ly/3yMeR
  • Firemint, Flight Control Devs, have acquired Infinite Interactive, Puzzle Quest Devs. deal in the works for a while now http://ht.ly/3yN8Z
  • A UK Which? report shows CEX is the best place to trade a game in, they offered a trade in price twice as high as GAME http://ht.ly/3yO0N
  • iPhone: Game Dev Story devs, Kairopark, release new game in Japan called "Waiwai! The Game Dealer", set in videogame shop http://ht.ly/3yOSC
  • UK Game Charts, Call Of Duty Black Ops, FIFA 11, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, Just Dance 2, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood http://ht.ly/3yTO7
  • 3DS: GameStop Spain had the 3DS coming out 7th April for €249. a French newspaper says 19th March. nothing official http://ht.ly/3yUlI
  • A Video has appeared for Beyond Good & Evil HD, Ubisoft reportedly not confirming if it is real http://ht.ly/3yUyp
  • New concept art emerges from cancelled Midway game called Day to Night, from PS2 era. http://ht.ly/3yUAZ
  • 360: A BBC Report suggests Kinect is causing Red Ring Of Death with older 360 models. Microsoft denys Kinect's doing it http://ht.ly/3yUHd
  • PSPgo: A Video has been released showing the PSPgo hacked with a ISO loader and running Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep http://ht.ly/3yULZ
  • PS3: Naughty Dog admit Uncharted 2 nearly didn't fit on the PS3 due to memory constraints 3 weeks before shipping http://ht.ly/3yUPV
  • Its rumoured Infinity Wards next Call Of Duty game will be a prequel, focus on Ghost, maynot come out this year + more http://ht.ly/3yV0S
  • PSP: Retail listings for Arc Systems' BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II put the game as coming to Japan on 31st March http://ht.ly/3yV5h
  • GameInformer announce their upcoming issue has Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as its cover and an unannounced sequel http://ht.ly/3yV6A
  • Kaos reveal Homefront isn't just an American war, the game series could come to London and other locations http://ht.ly/3z0hL
  • 3DS: Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor is coming to 3DS as Devil Survivor: Over Clock. new graphics/voice overs + more http://ht.ly/3z0kl
  • PSP: Capcom have shipped over 4 Million units of Monster Hunter 3 in Japan, their biggest selling title in 2010 http://ht.ly/3z1cj