Sunday, January 16, 2011

QTE Tweets Of The Week

This is the top 10 most clicked news stories from the QTE Gamers Twitter Stream. This weeks top 10 is again full of 3DS and future iOS devices. The surprise hit is this weeks number 1 story, but then again any excess spending from the UK Coalition government is going to generate a lot of interest. UK game charts make a return to the top 10 and surprising news about Halo Reach and Xbox 360 S also appeared, showing that after all these months there's still interest in the fact you can't play Reach on a 360 S.

10 3DS: Jonathan Ross tweets he's hosting 3DS conference, says 3D is better than he thought, Driving/Shooters benefit most

9 3DS: Nintendo has been granted permission to release the 3DS in China as the iQue 3DS in April

8 360: Microsoft/Bungie have yet to release a patch for Halo Reach that will allow it to be played on a Xbox 360 S

7 UK Game Charts Top 5, FIFA 11, Just Dance 2, Call Of Duty Black Ops, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, Wii Fit Plus

6 3DS: Pictures of the items packaged with the 3DS show a power cable that's very short

5 iPad2: Latest iOS 4.3 reveals a new camera but screen size is same as original iPad

4 Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford reportedly says Aliens: Colonial Marines won't be coming out in 2011

3 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

2 iPhone: Latest iOS 4.3 code reveals 2 new iPhone and 3 new iPad models. next versions rumoured to not have home button

1 PC: its been revealed the UK Department for Transport has spent £2.7M on a Multiplayer Online game called Code of Everand

What Have You Played This Week?

I got to play some more of the games I got for Christmas and/or in the sales. Not too much progress made in them, i'm finding several of the games I've been playing are very easy to play in small chunks now and then. I'm aiming to finish God Of War soon and more onto the second one. Now i've played everything i'm going to try and go back and play Darkstalkers which I still have rented!

Gran Turismo 5 – PS3 – I'm playing the game in bits, a few racers here and few there. I'm having a good time. There are some issues but none of them detract from the game for me. I think i'm level 15 a spec and level 4 b spec.

God Of War Collection: God Of War – PS3 – i'm in the Hades section of the game. I'm enjoying it. There have been a couple of sections where i've repeatedly died, and earned the trophy for the game asking me if I want to lower the difficulty. Given that its the first game in the series, I can forgive it for a couple of the hard sections, more so as its also towards the end of the game.

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX – PS3 – this is another game I'm happy to play a little here and there. I think i'm now 4 levels in and there's not much to say about it that hasn't already been said...its simply a great game.

Sonic 4: Episode 1 – PS3 – I hoped that if I played the game more I would begin to understand it better and get more appreciation for it. I tried but I can't do it. I can honestly say I do not like this game. Its not just the look though, I don't enjoy the level design outside of the zone with the main highlights being the special stages. There have been parts in the levels where I have died because Sonic has taken too long to get to full speed animation or because the jumping isn't quite right. One thing that particularly annoyed me was the cannons. You get in, aim, and fire. They shoot you in that direction but up till a point. Sonic then goes from flying in one direction to falling. Turns out when you use a cannon, you need to use the d-pad to point Sonic in the direction you want until you land. Its annoying cause now i'm close to the end it maybe worth finishing this terrible game.

Space Invaders Infinity Gene – PS3 – I haven't played much of the single player mode. I tend to use the music mode and play levels based of the music I have on my PS3. But this isn't a bad thing because it all adds up to the levelling up in the game.

Football Manager 2010 – PC – well I got Juve Stabia promoted. Its annoying that several staff contracts have been sorted before I got hired and I don't have enough money to let them all go and get my own staff in. i've managed to off load most of the old players and high earners and have begun to build a team I want.

Gran Turismo – PSP – This was another Christmas present. I haven't played too much but that's fine for this game as its designed around playing little by little. I decided to install the game to the PSP Memory card, its around 1GB, and have noticed load times have improved considerably.

God Of War 3 – PS3 – This was a game I picked up in the sales. I've only played a little as I want to finish the God Of War Collection first. It looks amazing and the opening set piece is truly spectacular and it'll be interesting to see how the game builds from it.