Monday, February 7, 2011

Atari Have Released A Test Drive Unlimited 2 Developer Diary On The Games Finer Details

Atari have released a new developer video for Test Drive Unlimited 2. in this video some of the devs talk about the finer details in the game like the weather cycles and car details. they talk about how its an improvement over the first game and some of the changes they had to implement because of the different location, Ibiza instead of Hawaii, like roundabouts.

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This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed the games coming out today in the USA on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare stores. in all there are 6 games and 2 demos being released.

Virtual Console

This is a 1-2 player game that costs 500 Wii Points. This is the NES version of the game. you have to save earth from an invading alien fleet, either in single player or two player co-op


Spot the Differences!
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 500 Wii Points. this game has 160 scenes to play through, 3 levels of difficulty, and 1,600 differences to spot.

WiiWare Demos




G.G Series Dark Spirits
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this is a side scrolling shooter where you have a ship that has familiars flying around it. you change the formation of them to help destroy enemies. you can upgrade attacks by defeating multiple enemies, of a certain colour, in a row.

Boom Boom Squaries
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. Squaries have invaded the homeland of the Furries and you have to stop this by creating chain reactions of the enemies. there are 40 levels in classic mode and 40 different challenges. the game also comes with an endless mode and time trial.

505 Tangram
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. the game comes with 505 Tangram puzzles for you to solve. you can save the game at any time and continue later, you are also able to use either the D-Pad or Stylus.

Shawn Johnson Gymnastics
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. you play as Shawn Johnson and have to work your way up from amateurs to world championships.

Press Release

You needn't choose between action-packed games and mind-bending puzzle fare when the Wii™ Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi™ Shop offer plenty of both. This week, you can face down monstrous mutations of high school teachers in a demo version of LIT for the WiiWare™ service, now available for zero Wii Points™. Enter an intergalactic battle in the NES™ shooter S.C.A.T.™, which has just landed on the Virtual Console™ service. Action and strategy combine in G.G Series Dark Spirits for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service, while 505 Tangram offers pure hand-held puzzle bliss.


Spot the Differences!
Publisher: Sanuk Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Enjoy the ultimate spot-the-difference game for the WiiWare service with 160 scenes, three levels of difficulty and 1,600 differences to spot. Play either solo or with friends to find out who's the best spotter. Browse odd and attractive scenes in various categories: Landscapes, Pets, Playtime and Yummy. Four game modes are available. In Arcade mode, spot five differences in randomly ordered scenes. In Time Attack mode, spot one difference in each scene for as long as the timer runs. In Select Scenes mode, play with the scenes of your choice and find five differences in each one. In Multiplayer, up to four players can play against each other. (Additional accessories are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.)

LIT (demo version)
Publisher: WayForward Technologies
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 800 Wii Points
Description: Dark creatures have taken over Jake's high school, and it's up to you to guide him through each classroom in order to be reunited with his girlfriend, Rachael. Existing light sources must be used wisely to create bridges of light for Jake to cross. One false step and Jake gets pulled into the darkness. Along the way he'll encounter twisted versions of his school's faculty, who he must battle in order to advance. LIT is a horror-puzzle game that requires the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers. It contains 30 levels, five boss battles, replay modes and several unlockables, including multiple endings, Dark Mode timed challenges and an unlockable character.

Urbanix (demo version)
Publisher: Nordcurrent
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to Urbanix, a game inspired by classic computer games. You play as Urbanix, a tiny tractor that has to build a town on an empty field. Avoid enemies and catch and chase away house crashers - they will try to spoil your game. Play on Earth, at the North Pole or on the moon. Each location has its own game-play mechanics, so you'll have to adapt your strategy. Be accurate, be quick and collect bonuses on your way. The enhanced game play is based on decades-old classics. Discover 150 levels plus an intense multiplayer mode.

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

Virtual Console

Original platform: NES
Publisher: Natsume Inc.
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: It's the year 2029 and humanity faces certain extinction. An alien force led by the Supreme Commander Vile Malmort is positioned to destroy the Earth. With little time to act, the president assembled the greatest scientists from around the globe to stop this menace. From their laboratory came mankind's last hope: the members of the Special Cybernetic Attack Team. S.C.A.T. has one goal: complete destruction of the alien fleet. Capture and adapt multiple weapons systems. Enjoy single-player mode or two-player cooperative play. (Additional accessories are required for multiplayer mode and are sold separately.)

Nintendo DSiWare

G.G Series Dark Spirits
Publisher: Genterprise Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: In this side-scrolling shooter, it's up to you to destroy the enemy by making use of the four familiars that fly in formation around your vessel. Quickly switch the formation pattern of your familiars with the touch of a button. When you destroy an enemy, its soul becomes available to collect. Collect the soul with one of your familiars to upgrade its attack or switch to a different attack type. The familiar's attack can be upgraded by collecting multiple souls of the same color in a row. The four familiars power up and change independently of each other, adding an element of strategy as you plan how to use each one effectively.

Boom Boom Squaries
Publisher: Gamelion
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Furries are cute, happy, round beings that enjoy rolling around in the sun all day long. But the bad-tempered, stone-cold Squaries, who hate everything that is round and fluffy, attack the unsuspecting Furries. Now it's up to you to create chain reactions that will pop the evil invaders. Prove your skill in four different game modes: Classic, Challenge, Time Trial and Endless. Use Squaries' special abilities such as gravity, air blast and split to plan your blasts for maximum efficiency. When you are done with 40 levels of Classic mode and 40 Challenges, you can enjoy the never-ending fun of Endless mode and beat your high score in Time Trial.

505 Tangram
Publisher: cosmigo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Solve 505 tangram puzzles from different groups and become a Tangram Master. Numerous challenges await you. Tangram is the puzzle game for purists. Assemble seven pieces of a puzzle correctly to create a preset shape. Animals, humans or objects - can you complete them all? Statistics are available for players who love to track their wins. Save the game status at any time and continue later. The game's style and interface have been designed for easy, intuitive operation with the stylus or the + Control Pad.

Shawn Johnson Gymnastics
Publisher: Zoo Games, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Go for the gold with Shawn Johnson as you compete in the world of competitive gymnastics. Stick your landings on vaults and nail your combinations on the beam to impress the judges. Start as an amateur and work your way up, earning awards on your way to the World Championships. Train diligently during practice and you'll be ready for competition in no time. Earn your way through bronze, silver and gold medals as you evolve into an all-around star in the world of gymnastics. Perfect your routines and score high marks to earn a place on the podium - and in the hearts of your fans.

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.

Atari Have Released Video's For Test Drive Unlimited Showing Bugatti Veyron And Off-Roading

Atari have released 2 new videos for Test Drive Unlimited. both videos show cars in the game, with the first video specifically showing Bugatti Veyrons and the second video showing off-roading.

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Blizzard Announce BlizzCon 2011 Is At The Anaheim Convention Centre From The 21st And 22nd October

Blizzard have announced this years BlizzCon will be held at The Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, California, and will take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October. Further details regarding BlizzCon 2011 will be made later, closer to the event.

Blizzcon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:
  • Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
  • Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
  • Community contests with great prizes
  • Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
More activities and attractions will be announced at a later date.

    Press Release

    PARIS, France - February 7th, 2011 - Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its sixth BlizzCon® gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, California on Friday, 21st October and Saturday, 22nd October, 2011. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes.

    "We look forward to holding another exciting BlizzCon this year, filled with some great entertainment and competition, as well as the latest news about Blizzard games," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "BlizzCon is built from the ground up with our community in mind - we're pleased to be able to host an event where players can come together to have fun and celebrate their passion for gaming."

    In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:
    .Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
    .Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
    .Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
    .Community contests with great prizes
    .Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
    .More activities and attractions to be announced

    The previous BlizzCon was held in Anaheim in October 2010. Tickets to the event sold out in minutes, and some of the highlights included the unveiling of Diablo III's fifth and final playable character class, the demon hunter, and an epic closing concert featuring Tenacious D.

    Further details about BlizzCon 2011, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official Blizzard website,, as the event draws closer.

    To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard Entertainment games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at

    About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
    Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (, a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service,®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Blizzard Entertainment generally uses words such as “outlook,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “might,” “remains,” “to be,” “plans,” “believes,” “may,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “estimate,” future,” “plan,” “positioned,” “potential,” “project,” “remain,” “scheduled,” “set to,” “subject to,” “upcoming” and similar expressions to help identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Blizzard Entertainment’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Blizzard Entertainment’s titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, Blizzard Entertainment’s ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms (including next-generation hardware), declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Blizzard Entertainment’s products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware and related software, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, litigation against Blizzard Entertainment, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, vendors and third-party developers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates, integration of recent acquisitions and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities, Activision Blizzard’s success in integrating the operations of Activision Publishing and Vivendi Games in a timely manner, or at all, and the combined company’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits and synergies of the transaction to the extent, or in the timeframe, anticipated, and the other factors identified in Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Blizzard Entertainment and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Blizzard Entertainment nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Blizzard Entertainment or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

    Behemoth Announce Pink Knight DLC For PS3 Castle Crashers, Revenue Goes To Breast Cancer Research

    Behemoth announce DLC is coming to Castle Crashers on the PS3. the DLC will cost $1.99 and come out on 8th February. The Pink Knight is a playable character that comes with a lollipop weapon, as well as 4 others. all revenue from the sale of the Pink Knight will go to charities devoted to Breast Cancer Research.


    Source: USA Playstation Blog

    Konami Announce Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D Is A Launch Title For The Nintendo 3DS

    Konami have announced Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D (PES 2011 3D) is a launch title for the 3DS and will come out across Europe on 25th march. PES 2011 3D has full play by play commentary as well as the UEFA Champions League. The game comes with 60 national teams and 170 club teams.
    Players will be able to build their own players in the Master League. 

    Street Pass is used in the Master League. it compares each players Master League team, comparing stats and strengths, and then awards a win to the strongest team. This Street Pass section will help promote you up the leagues, by winning Street Pass matches, until you reach the UEFA Champions League. Using Street Pass also unlocks classic players and teams for use in the Master League.

    Press Release

    KONAMI’s acclaimed football title to launch alongside Nintendo 3DS system
    Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced that its PES 2011 3D has been selected as one of the launch titles for thenew Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming platform.

    PES 2011 3D will be released along the Nintendo 3DS on March 25th across Europe, and is a truly immersive football title for the new format. The new game retains the Pro Evolution Soccer series’ acclaimed level of control and realism, but the 3D imaging capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS enhance the experience by giving real depth to its many searching passes, long crosses, and interplay of passes.

    PES 2011 3D puts you at the heart of every pass, through-ball and shot, with its unique ‘Player’ camera shadowing the user’s every movement, right in the middle of the unfolding match. Thus, players can see their team mates making runs in the channels and moving into space, meaning PES 2011 3D makes the player an integral part of a successful team. Using the 3D capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS, the camera views also allow the user to visually ascertain how far away a team mate is, allowing for more instinctive long passes and dynamic movement.

    As befits its heritage, PES 2011 3D enjoys the amazing level of control that the series is famed for, with searching passes, one-two play, deft close control and rising volleys all shown off to stunning effect, as the game’s realism is heightened thanks to the game’s incredible use of depth and distance perception. The game’s stunning AI also ensures that players not only look identical to their real-life counterparts, but move and react like them too. Players can select from 60 National and 170 club sides, and lead them to glory within a range of challenging game modes.

    PES 2011 3D boasts full play-by-play commentary and also features exclusive use of the UEFA Champions League™, the game’s greatest club competition, while players can also build their own team of budding stars and lead them to glory in the world famous Master League. PES 2011 3D also supports wireless play for two Nintendo 3DS users to compete against each other, and makes use of the Nintendo 3DS system’s ‘Street Pass’ mode. Street Pass adds a competitive element to the Master League mode. It will sense when another Master League team is in the vicinity, and will compare the strength of each side, their respective strategies and stats. It will then award a win to the stronger side. Those with a strong win rate on Street Pass will be promoted to an upper Street Pass Ranking until they reach the ultimate ranking – the UEFA Champions League. Similarly, as users play more and more using Street Pass, the game will unlock Classic players and teams, allowing successful users to create an incredible playing squad!

    PES 2011 3D will be released for Nintendo 3DS on March 25th.

    About Konami Group
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    Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 5th And Sunday 6th February

    This is all the news from The Weekend Of Saturday 5th And Sunday 6th February.

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    The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 5th And Sunday 6th February

    • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 4th February
    • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 4th February
    • The Japanese version of Homefront will not have North Korea in the game, instead they call it a Country to the North
    • QTE Blog: Nintendo Have Released A New Trailer For Dragon Quest VI
    • Capcom's Yoshinori Ono says it feels right to revisit Onimusha, but it may need a re-boot
    • Its reported Tencent, China's biggest Internet Company, have acquired a majority stake in Riot Games for $350M
    • QTE Blog: Zoo Entertainment Have Released A New Trailer For Pirate Blast On The Nintendo Wii
    • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Trailer For The Sims Medieval
    • PS3: Back To The Future will come to the USA PSN on 15th February for $19.99, EU Release shortly afterwards.
    • PSP2: Namco Bandai announce they currently have no plans to release a Ridge Racer on the PSP2, looking at other games ]
    • QTE Blog: EA And Maxis Have Released A New Darkspore Trailer Detailing The Limited Edition
    • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Have Released A New Magic The Gathering Tactics Trailer Showing Green Mana
    • QTE Blog: Nintendo Have Released A New Trailer For Mario Sports Mix
    • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released New Conduit 2 Multiplayer Screenshots
    • QTE Blog: Round Up Of Nintendo 3DS Pre-Order Prices In The UK [Updated 06/02/11]
    • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?
    • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week

    QTE Tweets Of The Week

    This is the top 10 most clicked news stories from the QTE Gamers Twitter Stream. The number 1 story this week is surprising and pretty old. There was a lot of activity on Saturday with several old posts getting attention from the site and the number 1 this week is a result of that. Its nice to see 3 posts from the site making it into the top 10. again, its not surprising to see news regarding the PS3 and hacking making an appearance and interest in the 3DS seems high in the UK.

    10 PS3: Its reported Firmware 3.56 included a rootkit that would allow Sony to install + run codes when you log into PSN

    9 PS3: Sony's game division made a profit of ¥45.7B, Expects 15M PS3 Sold fiscal year, Sold 13M 2010. Worldwide sales 47.9M

    8 3DS: UK Retailers report 3DS Pre-orders are coming in faster than they did for the Wii, Nintendo upping production

    7 Two Worlds II is further delayed in the UK to 25th Feb after most of the recent shipment from China arrived "wrecked"

    6 THQ are teasing a big announcement regarding Saints Row 3 is coming soon, speculation is it'll be tonight

    5 QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 1st February

    4 QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For MLB 11 The Show

    3 QTE Blog: Devil's Details Announce A Top Darts Patch Is Out Now That Brings 3D To The Game

    2 PC: Upcoming GDC Session from Sony's John McCutchan hints at Playstation Move development using PC's, not just for devs

    1 360: Rare has reportedly announced that Avatars will be redesigned for Kinect, Proportions will be more realistic