Monday, January 17, 2011

Nintendo Announce You Can Watch The Nintendo 3DS Event From Amsterdam Live

Nintendo UK have announced that European gamers will be able to watch the Nintendo 3DS event from Amsterdam Live. the event will be streamed at on 19th January at 2PM GMT/3PM CET

Source: Nintendo UK

PopCap Announce Bejeweled Blitz Is Coming To Xbox Live Arcade In Q1 2011

PopCap have announced that Bejeweled Blitz is coming to the Xbox 360 Xbox Live Arcade during Q1 2011. this version of Bejeweled Blitz will feature the same 60 second gameplay found in the Facebook version of the game but there will also be several new features. new features include 16 player simultaneous Party Mode, Head To Head Battle Mode, HD Graphics, Real Time Leaderboards, and Friendscore where you combine your score with your friends and try to get the highest weekly total.


Press Release

SEATTLE and DUBLIN, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today officially announced it is bringing the classic gameplay of Bejeweled® Blitz to Xbox LIVE® Arcade with availability in Quarter 1 2011. Bejeweled Blitz LIVE offers XBLA players the same fast paced 60-second action found in the popular Facebook variant of Bejeweled Blitz, but with all new modes, including 16-player simultaneous Party mode and head-to-head Battle mode over LIVE.
Beyond crystal-sharp, high-definition graphics, Bejeweled Blitz LIVE for XBLA boasts two styles of play: classic and an all new twist. In addition to real-time leaderboards driving up-to-the-minute scores from you and your friends, the game also provides the all new Friendscore. Friendscore allows you to combine your score with the scores of your Xbox LIVE friends for the highest weekly and all-time totals.

About PopCap
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 380 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.

The PopCap logo and all other trademarks used herein that are listed are owned by PopCap Games, Inc. or its licensors and may be registered in some countries. Other company and product names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners and are used for the benefit of those owners.

SOURCE PopCap Games
For further information: North America, Eric Walter, +1-206-588-8565,, or International, Cathy Orr, +353 1 646 8107,, both of PopCap Games

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo USA have detailed the games coming out on the WiiWare and DSiWare stores. there are no Virtual Console releases this week but there is a new WiiWare demo. in all there are 2 WiiWare and 4 DSiWare games coming out.


Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time
This is a 1 player only game that cvosts 1,000 Wii Points. you use the items you find to invent new machines, from catapults to flying machines. you travel through time with Doc Clock as you battle mad robots as you try to save your cat.

This is a 1-2 player game that costs 500 Wii Points. you have to build a town in an empty field. there are enemies to avoid and several locations to play in.

WiiWare Demo



Glory Days – Tactical Defense
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. the game features a 60fps 3D engine that can handle up to 300 units on the field. in the game you have to repel waves of enemies.

Animal Boxing
This is a 1-2 Player game that costs 800 DSi Points. to play this game you need to turn your system upside down. then you will be able to control your fighters boxing gloves by using the stylus. there are 50 fighters to defeat and 8 different environments to fight in.

The Seller
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. this is a card game where you are playing to rebuild your fortune. you start with little money and a few action cards and you have to use them carefully to increase your wealth and make your competitors bankrupt.

Alien Puzzle Adventure
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. this is a puzzle game where you have to match 3. the game features a storyline and 35 stages.

Press Release

Whether creating the perfect sandwich or stepping into the boxing ring with wild animals, the latest additions to the WiiWare™ and Nintendo DSiWare™ downloadable game services are anything but ordinary. Doc Clock™: The Toasted Sandwich of Time treats Wii™ owners to a wild time-traveling adventure with an industrious, snack-happy hero. A demo version of the acclaimed BIT.TRIP BEAT game for WiiWare lets players sample its dazzling retro action for zero Wii Points™. For hand-held gaming fans, Glory Days – Tactical Defense brings rich military strategy to Nintendo DSiWare, while Animal Boxing pits the player against a passel of pugilistic critters against one another in the squared circle. Visit the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop every Monday to discover an inventive, ever-growing variety of games.


Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time
Publisher: Stickmen Studios
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Have you fallen off a cliff? Are you burning in lava? Did your latest invention just get crushed by a frozen polar bear? Avoid these misfortunes with Doc Clock's amazing Time Slider. Enjoy the first Doc Clock time-travelling adventure. Invent almost anything using the items you find, from catapults to incredible flying machines. Travel through time with Doc Clock as he battles mad, misguided robots to save his beloved cat and invent the perfect toasted sandwich machine.

Publisher: Nordcurrent
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to Urbanix, a game inspired by classic computer games. You play as Urbanix, a tiny little tractor that has to build a town on an empty field. Avoid enemies and chase away house crashers – they will try to spoil your game. Play on Earth, in the North Pole or on the moon – each location has its own unique game-play mechanics, so you'll have to adapt your strategy. Be accurate, be quick and collect bonuses on your way. Enjoy 150 levels plus an intense multiplayer mode.

BIT.TRIP BEAT (demo version)
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 600 Wii Points
Description: The retro action of rhythm game BIT.TRIP BEAT challenges you to use the Wii Remote™ controller to bounce beats. Retro visuals, classic game play, a four-player multiplayer mode and an 8-bit soundtrack will get you in the zone and rock your world. Pay attention, though – as with most classic games, the challenges are mighty. If you can stay cool as the difficulty increases, you'll discover the beginnings of the BIT.TRIP saga.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.

Nintendo DSiWare

Glory Days – Tactical Defense
Publisher: odenis studio
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Violence
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Howling sandstorms blaze across the barren plains. A violent storm is brewing on the horizon. Get ready to repel waves of enemies amid the finely orchestrated chaos. As the ground trembles, artillery is being massed in the distance. If you're outnumbered, move your units to high ground for a strategic advantage. Use your AAA to shoot down enemy planes, fight off tanks with your guns and sink subs with your missile launchers. Master the battlefield by using the "Big One," a gun that will terrify and cause devastation among all units, enemies and friends alike. Expect your units to suffer losses under enemy fire. Repair and improve them because the show must go on. When the dust settles, you may have attained glory, even if the battle is lost. Special features include 3D field management, a 60-frames-per-second 3D engine, dynamic music and up to 300 units in real time.

Animal Boxing
Publisher: Gammick Entertainment
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Animal Boxing is one of the first games to require players to invert the Nintendo DSi™ system. Use the stylus for motion-based controls. Throw jabs, hooks and uppercuts with simple stylus movements. Step into the ring against 50 wild fighters with different fighting styles. Go toe-to-toe against opponents such as Lee the cat, Sauda the rhino and Fore the bull. Build your own male or female character, then step into the ring in eight unique environments. Customize fighter attributes like gloves, clothing and hairstyle. Face off against another Nintendo DSi player using a local wireless connection.

The Seller
Publisher: CIRCLE Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Once a big-time boss, you are now down and out, forced into the small time after your company was driven into bankruptcy by an underhanded competitor who stooped lower than even you would dare. Of course, revenge is a dish best served cold – over a drink at an expensive club, which is where the game takes place. Rebuild your fortune and show your competitor who's really the boss. This is a witty card game with a few simple rules to test your intelligence. Starting with a small amount of resources, money and action cards, try to use those cards to cunningly step forward until you have sold all of your resources to others. Set strategies in motion to increase the value of your resources. Don't forget: Your ultimate goal is to introduce your competitors to bankruptcy.

Alien Puzzle Adventure
Publisher: Mastertronic
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Alien Puzzle Adventure is a fast-paced, colorful and cartoonish puzzle game that combines Match 3 game play with a humorous and quirky storyline. The player sets out to save the world from a mysterious chemical attack. Armed with Professor Weinstein's Pseudo-quark Generator Gun, the player must neutralize packs of differently colored quarks over the course of 35 stages by matching three quarks of the same color. Can you help stem the tide and save the world? Your adventure starts today.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit or

Sony Have Released A New Little Big Planet 2 Trailer Showing Arcade Style Levels

Sony have released a new trailer for Media Molecule's Little Big Planet 2. this trailer focuses on user created levels which have an arcade style to them. the trailer shows a variety of levels, from simple Pong games to side scrolling shooters.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Sega Announce A Sonic 4 Dynamic Theme Is Coming To The PS3 On 18th January

Sega have announced a new Sonic 4 Dynamic theme is coming to the PS3 from Tuesday 18th January. the theme will be free for a limited time for Playstation Plus Members, whilst it will be $2.99 for other users. It'll come out first in the USA before coming out shortly afterwards across the EU. The picture, which can be seen bigger by clicking on it, shows a section from Splash Hill Zone. Sonic will run and jump across the level and Dr Eggman will occasionally fly past.

Source: Sega USA Blog

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 15th And Sunday 16th January

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 15th And Sunday 16th January

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 14th January
  • PS2: PS2 game GTA: Vice City listed for download from PSP PSN, ends up being GTA Vice City Stories
  • Wii: Harmonix announce Rock Band Network songs will be discontinued on the Wii from 18th Jan, limited demand cited
  • PS3: Gran Turismo 5 reportedly sells 560,500 units in USA for December, estimated sales for USA+Canada 1.14 million
  • Wii: Epic Mickey reportedly sells 1.3 Million units since its USA Launch
  • 3DS: Jonathan Ross tweets he's hosting 3DS conference, says 3D is better than he thought, Driving/Shooters benefit most
  • A Job posting from Crytek reveals they're looking at iOS app development
  • iPad: Sarien have ported over several Sierra On-Line games to the iPad, Activision yet to issue a cease and desist
  • PS3: Sony Online Entertainment's John Smedley has hinted that EverQuest 3 could come to the PS3
  • PC: Epic have confirmed that currently there are no plans for a Bulletstorm Demo on PC
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?