Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Namco Bandai Have Released New Screenshots And Revealed The Boxart For Hello Kitty Seasons

Namco Bandai have released new screenshots and revealed the boxart for the upcoming Nintendo Wii game, Hello Kitty Seasons. the screenshots show in-game action and cutscenes from the game. they are from some of the seasons and show some of the mini-games, like racing.


BioWare Announce Mass Effect 2 Will Be Available To Buy From The PSN On 18th January

BioWare have announced Mass Effect 2 will be available to buy from the PSN the same day it comes out at retail in the USA, the 18th January.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

EA Have Released A New Trailer For Fight Night Champion Showing The Champion Mode

EA have released a new trailer for Fight Night Champion. this trailer uses in-game cutscenes and action to show the main Champion mode in the game.

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EA Detail The Sims Medieval Limited Edition And Release New Trailer

EA have announced there will be a Limited Edition version of The Sims Medieval, when it comes out in Spring 2011. The Limited Edition comes with exclusive content, 3 new throne rooms for the Barbarian, Dark magic, and Princess. there will also be two exclusive outfits, The Monarch and Executioner sets. EA have also released a new trailer for The Sims Medieval that uses in-game footage to show many of the different features and things you can do in the game.

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Limited Edition Screenshots

Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., December 21, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced a special Limited Edition version ofThe Sims™ Medieval is available for pre-order* today The Sims Medieval Limited Edition will launch in spring 2011 and feature exclusive content that will grant players access to three all-new, themed throne rooms with Barbarian, Dark Magic and Princess themes. Limited Edition owners will also get two exclusive outfit sets, the Monarch set featuring a royally decked out king and queen and the Executioner set, complete with a leather apron and an intimidating black hood.

 “With the Limited Edition version of The Sims Medieval, we are giving players several great bonuses for being among the first to experience our new standalone franchise within the world of The Sims, said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio.

The Sims Medieval is a brand new standalone game from The SimsStudio, creators of best-selling games such as The Sims™ 3, andmarks a departure from the traditional The Sims games with all-new features and gameplay. Set in medieval times, players now have the opportunity to build up a medieval kingdom, go on quests, level-up their characters and fulfill storyline elements. Players will find their Sims, the characters unique to The Sims games,   in a variety of situations previously unknown to them like duels to the death, choosing whether to poison a witch or marry her and punishing Sims by having them thrown into the Pit of Judgment. Every quest plays out differently depending on which Hero Sim the player is controlling.

Everything in The Sims Medieval is crafted to create an immersive medieval world, from the quest-based gameplay, to the medieval objects such as swords and stocks and thrones, right down to the warm look of the characters and the painterly approach to the world itself.  Players can choose to customize every new Hero Sim that comes to the kingdom, including selecting their traits and their fatal flaw. Players get close to their characters, not only sending them on epic quests, but also making sure they carry out their daily responsibilities such as healing the sick, trading for exotic goods, or forging armour.

The Sims Medieval as well as the Limited Edition for PC/Mac will be available in March 2011 for $49.99 and has not yet been rated by the ESRB. To download artwork, please visit For more information about The Sims Medieval please or the official website

*Conditions and restrictions apply. Please for details.

About The Sims
The Sims™ franchise, the groundbreaking game series that allows players to create and live a virtual, simulated life on a computer, celebrates its ten year anniversary in 2010 with an impressive more than 125 million units sold since its launch in February 2000. Now translated into 22 different languages and available in 60 different countries, The Sims series has quickly become a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. Since its June 2009 launch, The Sims 3 has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide to date and was the #1 best-selling PC title for 2009 in North America and Europe. Fan intensity is evidenced through nearly 180 million downloads of player created content including: The Sims characters, houses, stories and more. The Sims 3 community site,, welcomes up to seven million unique visitors monthly, handles nearly 260 content downloads every minute and more than 3 million uploads have been made to date, including 13 movies each hour.  The Sims 3 YouTube Channel is within the top 10 most viewed sponsored channels of all time with more than 39 million video views. Visit The Sims 3 official website to see what the players are creating at or the official YouTube Channel for The Sims at The Sims 3 is currently available for PC, Mac, iPhone®, iPod touch® and mobile devices. The Sims 3 is also available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, and Wii™ and in 2011 on the Nintendo 3DS.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, and The Sims are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mac, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.  Wii and the Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox and Xbox 360 are registered trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Atari Have Released A Couple Of Developer Diaries For Test Drive Unlimited 2

Atari have released a couple of developer diaries for Test Drive Unlimited 2. the first video has the team talking about the first game, the way people played it and continued to play it long after its release. they talk about the changes needed to improve over it with the second game. the second video has the team talking about the driving engine in the game and how they developed it for the second game.

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EA Have Released New In-Game Screenshots For Rango The Videogame

EA Have released new in-game screenshots for Rango. Rango is an upcoming movie tie-in game from EA that's coming out in March. Rango The Videogame is coming to the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and DS.


Zero Punctuation - World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

This weeks Zero Punctuation is on World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Now Yathzee has played this game before, but what would his thoughts be on the game with all the expansion packs and changes?

This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's EU Playstation Blog has detailed the comics coming out today on the Digital Comics Store. there is one free comic this week, Cancertown 1 with audio commentary from the writer Cy Dethan and artist Stephen Downey.

Free Comic
Cancertown #1 (with audio commentary!) Markosia

* Batman Beyond Vol.1 #1 DC Comics
* Bayou #11 DC Comics
* Cancertown #1-#6 (with audio commentary!) Markosia
* Domo #1 TOKYOPOP
* The Dreaming #10 TOKYOPOP
* Ex Machina #25 DC Comics
* Fables #40 DC Comics
* Flash: Rebirth #6 DC Comics
* Fringe: Tales from the Fringe #2 DC Comics
* Green Lantern Corps Vol.1 #4 DC Comics
* I Luv Halloween #9 TOKYOPOP
* The Indifference Engine #4 Markosia
* Irredeemable #9-15 BOOM! Studios
* Irredeemable Special #1 BOOM! Studios
* Kane & Lynch #4 DC Comics
* Legends of the Dark Crystal #3 TOKYOPOP
* The Night Owls #3 DC Comics
* Planetary #24 DC Comics
* Road #2 DC Comics
* Sandman #17 DC Comics
* Silent Hill: Past Life #2 IDW Publishing
* Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell #3 IDW Publishing
* Star Trek: The Manga #9 TOKYOPOP
* Superman/Batman #44 DC Comics
* Supernatural: Origins #6 DC Comics
* Transformers #14 IDW
* Ultimate Fantastic Four (2003) #12-#16 Marvel
* Undertown #2 TOKYOPOP
* Wonder Woman Vol.3 #16 DC Comics
* X-Force (2008) #1-6 Marvel
* Y: The Last Man #23 DC Comics

Source: EU Playstation Blog

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 11th January

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 11th January

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 11th January
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Monday 10th January
  • Mac: Hothead Games reveal Penny Arcade Adventures 1 and 2 are 21 and 56 in Mac App Charts, will do 3 if 100K buy 1&2
  • 3DS: its reported Nintendo 3DS software will be region locked, European Software will only work on EU Handhelds
  • DSi: its reported Nintendo has discontinued DSi Production. DSi XL reportedly Still in production.
  • DSi: Nintendo Say DSi will continue to be available in the UK throughout 2011. Demand will dictate how long its available
  • 3DS: Nintendo has been granted permission to release the 3DS in China as the iQue 3DS in April
  • Yakuza producer, Toshihiro Nagoshi, has revealed a 3D version of a Yakuza game exists, yet to be revealed
  • iPhone: Verizon announce the iPhone 4 is coming to their CDMA network on 10th February. $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB
  • Bungie have trademarked “Osiris“, “New Monarchy“, “Seven Seraphs” and “Dead Orbit”, including internet domains
  • 3DS: Activity Log detailed, acts like pedometer and counts steps you make. Coins earned, use them to unlock new content
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released New In-Game Screenshots For Hard Corps: Uprising
  • Its reported the Playstation App from Sony is now live on Android and iOS for free
  • PSP2: Square Enix Producer Takamasa Shiba says he's looking forward to the PSP2 Hardware and what it can do
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Developer Walkthrough For Spare Parts
  • 92 companies currently registered as exhibitors for this years E3. link has current list including media outlets
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Have Released New DC Universe Online Screenshots And Trailer
  • QTE Blog: Ubisoft Announce Just Dance 2 Has Sold Over 5 Million Units Worldwide On The Nintendo Wii
  • iPad: Its reported a CDMA iPad is coming to Verizon, but no price or release date has been mentioned
  • Gearbox's Randy Pitchford has revealed there's more that they need to do with Borderlands, possibly hints at DLC/Sequel
  • Remedy is releasing a remake of Death Rally on the iPhone and iPad in March 2011