Monday, January 24, 2011

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed the games coming out today on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare stores in the USA. in all there are 7 games coming out and 2 demos.

Virtual Console

This is a 1-2 player game that costs 800 Wii Points. this is the arcade version of the game.

This is a 1 -2 player game that costs 800 Wii Points. this is the 1987 arcade version of the game.


Jam City Rollergirls
This is a 1-2 player game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. this game features real life roller derby teams. you can create your own skater and level up as you progress through a season.

WiiWare Demos

Furry Legends

Fish'em All!


Airport Mania: Non-Stop Flights
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. you have to coordinate incoming flights, send them to gate to pick up customers, schedule them for the runway whilst keeping customer satisfaction high and upgrading your airport.

Rocks N' Rockets
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. the game has over 100 levels and you control a rocket launcher as you have to defend cities against an oncoming meteor attack.

Digger Dan & Kaboom
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. you play as Dan and your looking for your pet Gopher who has got lost whilst looking for gems that Dan could dig up.

Ante Up: Texas Hold'em
This is a 1-8 player game that costs 500 DSi Points. the game has 12 characters in all and the game is designed to provide the most natural card dealing experience that will make you think your at the casino.

Press Release

When it comes to downloadable games for the Wii™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems, you never know what each day might have in store. One minute you'll be throwing elbows and speeding around the track in Jam City Rollergirls for the WiiWare™ service. Next, you'll travel back in time for classic arcade-style air battles in 1942 for the Virtual Console™ service. Then it's back to the present, where you've got to stay cool under pressure as an air traffic mastermind inAirport Mania®: Non-Stop Flights for Nintendo DSiWare™. Just when things start to settle down, Rocks N' Rockets will inspire you to step up and fight off an onslaught of deadly meteors using your Nintendo DSi stylus. With hundreds of downloadable titles to choose from - plus demo versions of select WiiWare games for zero Wii Points™ - you'll never face another humdrum afternoon again.


Jam City Rollergirls
Publisher: Frozen Codebase
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Animated Blood, Comic Mischief, Mild Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Blast off into the wild world of roller derby. Lace up your skates and join up with real-life roller derby teams the Texecutioners, Dairyland Dolls, Brewcity Bruisers, Rat City Rollergirls and Gotham Girls Roller Derby as they skate hard and hit harder in a battle for flat-track dominance. Create your own custom roller derby skater and level up as you progress through the season, or play as one of the readymade stars of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. Choose from five tracks and skate forward, backward, by yourself or with a friend. Skaters, refs, fans and gamers will be thrilled by the fast, furious game play.

Furry Legends (demo version)
Publisher: Gamelion
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief, Mild Language
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 1,000 Wii Points
Description: The legend starts here. Play Furry Legends, a dynamic platform adventure with the most fur you've ever seen. Start the crazy adventure and solve fun, physics-based puzzles in a fantastic 3D world called Furland. Furland is a humorous and weird place, populated by funny creatures such as five-eyed crabs, round cows, crazy rabbits and, of course, the lovely Furballs. The player controls fluffy characters with special skills such as the ability to manipulate time, which can influence the physics-driven environment. Save the Furballs from their doom and keep Furland safe from Lord Squarie.

Fish'em All!™ (demo version)
Publisher: Abylight
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 800 Wii Points
Description: Here's an arcade game with real coin-op flavor. Jack and Walter are two old fishermen in a fantasy world. They have found places where crazy fish leap out of the water all day long - the perfect place for a spot of fishing. It's a shame the other strange creatures aren't going to make things easy. In this surreal action game, you will experience the excitement of the great arcade classics on your Wii console. Hold on tight to your Wii Remote™ controller and fish 'em all. The game features nine colorful scenarios and three game modes. In Arcade mode, catch as many fish as possible within the time limit. In Challenge mode, note how many fish of each color you need to catch. In Fishtris mode, match three or more fish of the same color to make them disappear.

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

Virtual Console

Publisher: Capcom
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: This classic, vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up is perhaps Capcom's finest moment of the pre-Street Fighter era. Spawning a million clones and reappearing throughout the history of gaming, 1942's biplane action needs no introduction. The original and best version is now available on the Wii console for the first time.

Publisher: Capcom
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: Everyone (Everyone) - Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Fight your way through colorful, action-packed levels in this 1987 arcade classic. Explore huge, sprawling levels as a powerful barbarian seeking to defeat menacing bosses. Plus, upgrade your character with one of the first inventory and power-up systems ever built.

Nintendo DSiWare

Airport Mania: Non-Stop Flights
Publisher: Lemon Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Hundreds of airplanes are on their way to your airport. In Airport Mania: Non-Stop Flights, you'll face the challenge of coordinating an endless number of incoming flights for as long as you can. You'll need to care for each plane by bringing it safely to the airport. Send each one to a gate to drop off and pick up passengers, then schedule them for a runway to ensure an on-time departure. Doing all this will maximize both customer satisfaction and your score. Upgrade your airport at any time to make sure you're ready for every color and type of plane. Enjoy frantic time-management action with an airport twist that you won't want to miss.

Rocks N' Rockets
Publisher: TikGames, LLC
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Are you ready to take the hero's seat in this mesmerizing arcade game? Civilization is threatened by a terrifying, multi-phased meteor attack - thousands of strange meteors are heading toward Earth. Your mission is to protect our cities by controlling a rocket launcher that is built to protect each city. Experience waves of increasingly destructive meteors, innovative power-ups and more than 100 exciting levels.

Digger Dan & Kaboom
Publisher: Virtual Playground
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Digger Dan has always loved digging. That's probably how he got his name, although nobody knows for sure. He also loves gems, and he just happens to have found a ton of them. However, all of the gems are in some pretty nasty caves, so you're going to have to help Dan get them out. Dan has sent Kaboom, his pet gopher, into the caves to find the best place to start, but he hasn't returned. Kaboom has a habit of falling asleep, though, so it looks like Dan is going to have to rescue him too.

Ante Up: Texas Hold'em
Publisher: MonkeyPaw Games
Players: 1-8
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Simulated Gambling
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: It's time to let your inner gambler get a turn at the table. While poker has always been a part of Western culture, the ease and accessibility of Texas Hold'em has brought the game to the masses, whether on TV or in casinos. Ante Up: Texas Hold'em makes poker fun portable with realistic mechanics and a compelling story to keep you stimulated and playing for hours. The game is graphically superb, and the players are realistic portrayals of uncanny casino characters. Choices include an undercover vice cop who practices what he patrols and an aspiring actress with a daring streak. You'll find 12 characters in all. Best of all, the game is based on the authenticity of poker and the algorithms that produce a natural falling of the cards. You'll swear you're in Vegas as you face the pressure of making a call or daring a bluff while your money sweats it out on the table.

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

Konami Release New Silent Hill: Downpur Screenshots And Announce Daniel Licht Is Producing The Soundtrack

Konami have released new screenshots for Silent Hill: Downpour. the screenshots are in-game and show the main character and a few locations in the game. Silent Hill: Downpour stars Murphy Pendleton, a convict who has become stranded in Silent Hill after his prison transport bus crashes on the outskirts of the town.


Press Release

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has released the first shots of the next iteration of its hugely popular horror series, Silent Hill: Downpour. The asset issue marks the first confirmation of the new game’s suffix, while KONAMI has also announced that acclaimed composer, Daniel Licht (Dexter), is producing the game’s eerie soundtrack

Silent Hill: Downpour marks the series’ return to PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360, and brings a completely original storyline which follows Murphy Pendleton, a convict stranded in the foggy, malevolent world of Silent Hill. Pendleton begins the game lost and alone in the woods on the outskirts of the fabled town, when his prison transport bus crashes...

What happens after this is up to the player, as Silent Hill: Downpourreveals a new, expansive environment that is similarly claustrophobic and where the player is never truly alone. The new assets demonstrate the highly detailed environments the game enjoys, a sneak preview of the town and two new areas: The Diner and The Devil’s Pit.

In addition to the screens, KONAMI has also released a 90-second sample of the in-game music to whet the appetite. The music forms part of Daniel Licht’s chilling soundtrack, the composer better known for his work on Showtime’s acclaimed serial killer drama, Dexter.

About Konami Group
KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business," "Gaming & System Business" and "Health & Fitness Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 22 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please

Sony Reveal New 11 For 11 PSN 50% Off Game Sale Starting 25th January

Sony have announced a new sale is starting tomorrow on the USA PSN. the sale has 11 of the highest rated PS3 PSN games available at 50% off. the sale is valid through Monday 31st January.

Costume Quest – $7.49 sale price; $14.99 regular price
Deathspank Thongs of Virtue – $7.49 sale price; $14.99 regular price
Hoard – $7.49 sale price; $14.99 regular price
Soldner-X2: Final Prototype – $6.49 sale price; $12.99 regular price
MotorStorm 3D Rift – $4.99 sale price; $9.99 regular price
Peggle – $4.99 sale price; $9.99 regular price
Space Invaders Infinity Gene – $4.99 sale price; $9.99 regular price
Swords and Soliders – $4.99 sale price; $9.99 regular price
Tumble – $4.99 sale price; $9.99 regular price
Comet Crash – $4.99 sale price; $9.99 regular price
Shatter – $3.99 sale price; $7.99 regular price

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Capcom Reveal The USA Boxart For Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition On The Nintendo 3DS

Capcom have revealed the boxart for Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition on the Nintendo 3DS. the Japanese boxart had previously been revealed and i have included it below as a comparison.

Source: Capcom Unity

EA Reveal Shift 2 Unleashed Limited Edition Bonuses In A New Gameplay Trailer

EA have released a new trailer for Shift 2 Unleashed and at the same time revealed the bonuses that come with the Limited Edition version. The trailer is in-game and shows a mix of day and night racing. the limited edition cars include the Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV, The Nissan Silvia Spec.R Aero (S15), and Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640. on top of the 3 new cars, there will also be 40 exclusive events to compete in.

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EA Announce The Exclusive Xbox 360 Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo Goes Live On 25th January

EA and Crytek have announced a multiplayer demo is coming exclusively to the Xbox 360 on the 25th January. the demo will be exclusive for Xbox Live Gold Members only. the demo will come with 1 map called Skyline and will feature 2 game modes, “Team Instant Action” and “Crash Site”. Team Action has two teams fighting against each other for the most kills whilst Crash Site see's teams fighting for control of alien drop pods.

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Press Release

Guildford, UK. – January 21, 2011 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH, today announced theCrysis 2 Multiplayer Demo. Starting January 25, the multiplayer demo will be available exclusively on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system for Xbox Live Gold Members and will allow them to experience the unparalleled gameplay variety offered by the franchise’s signature Nanosuit in a multiplayer setting. In 2010, Crysis 2 was honored with over a dozen awards from critics around the world, in recognition of its intense, addictive and stunning multiplayer.Crysis 2 multiplayer catapults players into a war-torn Manhattan where two teams fight to the death; each using the powers of the Nanosuit to be fast, be strong and be invisible. Maps will be set across Crytek’s stunning recreation of New York City, presenting players with vertical gameplay that allows them to strategize, attack and defend from above and below.

“Crysis 2 offers a fresh, new take on multiplayer – one that will stand out and establish the game as a top contender in the first person shooter genre,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “The Nanosuit gives gamers a sense of power they have yet to experience in any other shooter and having New York City as a backdrop will present a different type of playground with even more possibilities.”

The Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo will feature the “Skyline” map , and two game modes; “Team Instant Action” and “Crash Site”. “Team Instant Action” pits two teams against each other as they kill as many opponents as possible to earn higher ranks. In “Crash Site”, players will battle for control of alien drop pods, earning points by guarding their pods and keeping enemies at bay . Developed by Crytek UK, Crytek’s specialist multiplayer studio, Crysis 2 multiplayer will include six gameplay modes and 12 maps set across recognizable locations in New York City.  Throughout the campaign, players can earn up to 50 multiplayer ranks and a variety of different upgrades to their weapons and their Nanosuit. To learn more information on the Crysis 2Multiplayer Demo, please visit

Gamers who pre-order Crysis 2 will receive a copy of the Limited Edition of the game which includes bonuses such as a camouflage skinned SCAR assault rifle and early access to the Holo Decoy attachment, a weapon attachment that projects a moving holographic mirror of the player*.  Platinum Dog Tags displaying a player’s multiplayer rank and stats will also be available with the Limited Edition along with a Bonus XP award which can be used to boost a player’s rank*.

Built on Crytek’s new state-of-the-art multiplatform game development system, CryENGINE®3, Crysis 2 will be available for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC on March 25, 2011 in Europe. For more information on Crysis 2, please visit, or and follow the game on Twitter at or “Like” Crysis on Facebook at
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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™, EA SPORTS™, 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

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About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is one of the world’s leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment with its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK).

Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high quality video games for the PC and next-generation consoles, powered by their proprietary cutting edge 3D-Game-Technology CryENGINE®.

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek created the multi-award winning PC titles Far Cry®, Crysis®, awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards andCrysis Warhead®, awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards.

Crytek, Crysis and CryENGINE are registered trademarks or trademarks of Crytek GmbH in the USA, Germany and/or other countries.

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.            

D3Publisher Release New Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Screenshots And Trailer Showing The Pesticide Weapon

D3Publisher have released new screenshots and a trailer for their upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 game, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. these screenshots and trailer focus on one of the hundreds of weapons in the game. the Pesticide weapon is shown to be extremely powerful, able to take down multiple enemies and buildings in one blinding blast.

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Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 22nd And Sunday 23rd January

This is all the news from News From The Weekend Of Saturday 22nd And Sunday 23rd January.

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  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 21st January
  • QTE Blog: Hudson Announce Deca Sports Extreme, Bomberman, And Nikoli's Pencil Puzzle For The 3DS
  • QTE Blog: THQ Have Released A New Story Trailer For Red Faction Armageddon
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce A Killzone 3 Open Beta Will Run From The 3rd-15th February
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Little Big Planet 2 Trailer Showing The History Of Gaming
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Video For Killzone 3 Showing In-Game Multiplayer Action
  • QTE Blog: THQ Announce MX vs ATV Alive For The PS3 And Xbox 360 And Reveal Its Coming Out In May For $39.99
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases
  • QTE Blog: THQ Have Released 3 New Trailers For De Blob 2
  • QTE Blog: Round Up Of Nintendo 3DS Pre-Order Prices In The UK [Updated 23/1/11]
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week