Monday, February 21, 2011

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have detailed the games coming out today in the USA on the Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSiWare stores. in all there 6 games coming out today as well as 2 new WiiWare Demos.

Virtual Console

This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 Wii Points. You return home only to find the water supply has dried up and monsters are causing chaos. you have climb the World Tree to find the source of corruption.


Jewel Keepers: Easter Island
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 Wii Points. This is a puzzle game where you have to uncover the secrets of Easter Island.

Cozy Fire
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 Wii Points. this app turns your TV into a fireplace.

WiiWare Demos

Rage of the Gladiator

Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 1


This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this is a racing game where you have to meat conditions to win the races. there are also 3 levels of difficulties.

Arctic Escape
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. this game has over 100 levels where you have to lead penguins. the levels are dangerous, full of traps and puzzles.

Remote Racers
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. the game has 8 vehicles to choose from and 15 tracks. the game has 32 challenges to play through.

Press Release

Not everyone is cut out to be a president, but every Wii™ and Nintendo DSi™ user must act as commander-in-chief of his or her own gaming republic. On this Presidents Day holiday, Nintendo recommends reaching across the aisle in the spirit of bipartisanship, creating harmony between new and classic titles, puzzle games and platformers, sprawling console adventures and crisp hand-held challenges. Start with the fantasy-fueled fun of Faxanadu, a memorable RPG from the NES™ era making its appearance on the Virtual Console™ service. Test your resolve even further with a demo version of the action-filled Rage of the Gladiator for the WiiWare™ service, available to download for zero Wii Points™. Most importantly, boost your diplomacy by sharing your favorite WiiWare and Nintendo DSiWare™ game recommendations with friends and spreading fun throughout the 50 states and beyond.

Virtual Console

Original platform: NES
Publisher: Hudson Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Fantasy Violence, Use of Tobacco
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: You are an adventurer who has just returned to his hometown, the Elf town of Eolis, at the base of the World Tree. You find the village in peril: The Elven water supply has dried up, monsters are causing chaos and the once-proud Tree is slowly wilting. Equipped with the last of the King's money and the trust of the people, you set out to climb the World Tree, braving obstacles, fiends and dangers to discover the source of this corruption. Wield weapons and magic, get hints from townsfolk and experience a world of new environments as you ascend to the top of the world.


Jewel Keepers: Easter Island
Publisher: Nordcurrent
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: One day, world-renowned Easter Island expert Professor "H" received a strange letter from the capital city of Hanga Roa. It was a cry for help from an unknown person, saying that something bad was happening on the island. Without hesitation, the Professor, his assistant Joel and his granddaughter Ivie rushed to the island, where many puzzles, mysteries and quests awaited them. Can you help him to reveal the greatest secret of Easter Island?

Cozy Fire
Publisher: dtp young entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: We all long for a cozy open fire, particularly during the cold season. But not everyone is able to snuggle in front of a warming blaze. The WiiWare service opens the door for a fireplace to fill the room with a magical and cozy atmosphere. Select from a variety of logs and use the Wii Remote™ controller to stack them up. Next, light the virtual match and your home will soon be snug and glowing. Choose from six available fireplaces: fire alone, campfire, rustic, classic, elegant and Zen. Poke and tend the fire to keep it going. Add more logs to keep the fire burning, just like a real fire. Want to just sit back and relax? In Butler mode, new logs will be placed on the fire automatically, and the logs never burn down in Non-stop mode.

Rage of the Gladiator (demo version)
Publisher: Ghostfire Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Animated Blood, Alcohol Reference, Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Rage of the Gladiator is a fantasy-based fighting game in which you must fight for your life in the arena. Prove yourself by conquering all opponents. Features include: amazing 3D graphics, animation, lighting, shadows and special effects. With full voice acting, each boss has its own personality and taunts you mercilessly. Use insane finishing moves – summon a fiery meteor or a savage tornado, or transform into a hulking colossus 10 times your size. Customize your character and specialize in skill trees – Offense, Defense or Magic – to gain new powers. Enjoy masterpieces of blood-pumping music by legendary composer Sean Beeson. Beat the game to unlock Challenge Mode, where bosses are much tougher. The game also supports the Wii MotionPlus™ accessory.

Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 1 (demo version)
Publisher: Lexis Numérique
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: EC (Early Childhood)
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to the first fun, poetic brain-trainer for children aged 3 to 6. With the PooYoos, a merry band of adorable baby animals, children will have fun while learning development basics like numbers, letters, lateralization, shapes and colors. Children get to dance with their new friends and receive lovely interactive rewards. There are two levels of interactivity, so any child can play. This game has been designed for use by children who have not yet grasped reading.

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

Nintendo DSiWare

Publisher: Genterprise Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Use your drifting technique to gracefully slide past the competition. Steering around corners lowers your speed, so it's all about choosing the best course line and being able to use your drifting skills with precision. At the start of each three-lap race, conditions for winning will be displayed. After that, it's up to you and your speed-demon prowess to drift through the Grand Prix and steal first place. Choose between EASY, NORMAL and HARD difficulty levels – perfect for beginners and advanced racers alike.

Arctic Escape
Publisher: Teyon
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Take control of a bunch of penguins that are always getting into all sorts of trouble. A cunning scientist abducted them from Antarctica, and now they need your help to get back home. Lead them safely through more than 100 frosty levels by using commands such as walking, jumping and waiting. Guide them to avoid broken ice areas, falling cages, wolves and other dangerous obstacles. This special top-down-view puzzle game is easy to pick up but impossible to put down.

Remote Racers
Publisher: QubicGames
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Select one of eight vehicles: Speeder, Monster, Candy, Dozer, Tank, Stunt, Mantis and Rocket. Race against AI or the clock on 15 great tracks. Jump in the garden, drift through the cellar, ride on the beach and dive in the ocean. Use power-ups and transform your vehicle to gain an advantage over your opponents. Complete 32 challenges in eight Championships.

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

EA Have Released A New Trailer For Alice: Madness Returns

EA have released a new cinematic trailer for Alice: Madess Returns, a game in development by Spicy Horse.

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Guerrilla Games Have Released A New Killzone 3 Multiplayer Video Showing The Engineer

Guerrilla Games have released a new video for Killzone 3. this multiplayer video shows the Engineer Career Progression, showing the different types of weapons he has and the different ways his abilities can be used.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 19th And Sunday 20th February

This is all the news From The Weekend Of Saturday 19th And Sunday 20th February.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 19th And Sunday 20th February

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 18th February
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 18th February
  • USA Nielsen survey reveals gamers in USA Spend less on Games, spend more on mobile apps and leisure activities
  • Cliff Bleszinski reveals Bulletstorm started out as cover based shooter, it then evolved into Bulletstorm, had co-op
  • Sony's Scott McCarthy says being platform exclusive can limit a games potential, Sony prefers unique in-game content
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A Total War: Shogun 2 Multiplayer Overview Video And Screenshots
  • EA reveal Danger Close are working on Medal of Honor 2
  • iPhone: Halfbrick reveal there have been over 6 million paid downloads of Fruit Ninja, will sponsor orchard plantings
  • QTE Blog: Rising Star Games Have Released A New Deathsmiles Trailer
  • Ex Relentless staff form New Moon Studios, reveal they were warned before being let go and Relentless handled it well
  • Cave win Guinness World Record for being the "most prolific developer of danmaku shooters." (Bullet Hell Shooters)
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Plasytation Move Dev Diary For Playstation Move Heroes
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released A New Ace Combat Assault Horizon Trailer Revealing Characters
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New MLB 11 The Show Video Detailing Customisable Camera Positions
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?

What Have You Played This Week?

Lol, Another week of not playing Darkstalkers. I put several hours into Killzone Multiplayer trying to get some final trophies before 3 comes out...i got some, had some great battles, and i'm happy knowing i'm not going to get them all.

Football Manager 2010 – PC – I've put Villajoyosa on the back burner for a bit whilst I start a new game with Havant & Waterlooville again...hopefully this time the Steam achievements will unlock.

Little Big Planet 2 – PS3 – Not too much to say. I played the Prius level and a few others. Didn't get any levels done.

Killzone 2 – PS3 – Its a week before the new game comes out so I jumped into the multiplayer for one last push to get trophies. I'll find out if i've got a new % of the week trophy, but I also managed to get a couple more multiplayer trophies. I'm happy knowing i'm not going to get them all, especially the 1% trophy. I'm undecided if i'm going to play the single player game before Killzone 3.

Marvel Vs Capcom 3 – PS3 – I couldn't resit getting the game. It looks crazy and accessible. I've not played too much yet. It feels accessible but there is a level of difficulty behind it. I enjoy playing as Amaterasu but its clear already that i'm not going to be that great as the game. Unfortunately...i'm not great a fighting games.

QTE Tweets Of The Week

This is the top 10 most clicked news stories from the QTE Gamers Twitter Stream. It was a mix bag of news this week. Its good to see posts from the site make it into the top 10. the number 1 post was the clear winner with most of the top 10 running close together. News about the PS3 and hacking once again made it into the top 10 as does the Xperia Play news.

10 360: its rumoured XCOM has undergone big changes since it was announced last year

9 3DS: its reported My Garden from EA has been cancelled. it was going to be a launch title

8 Android: A Sony Ericsson competition says The Xperia Play costs €499, unsubsidised, which is around £420/$676

7 QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 15th February

6 PS3: Someone has claimed they've hacked the PSN, Credit Card information is sent to Sony unencrypted + other data

5 QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 15th February

4 iPhone: Its rumoured the next iPhone, the big version, will have a 4 inch screen, A5 Processor.

3 Ace Combat Assault Horizon director Kazutoki Kono reveals the dev team played HAWX to compare Ubisofts approach

2 QTE Blog: THQ Have Released A New WWE All Stars Trailer Detailing The Different Types Of Wrestlers

1 WP7: Multitasking coming, uses webOS Card Style Twitter Integration and Internet Explorer 9 coming