Friday, February 25, 2011

Zoo Games Announce Mayhem For The PS3 And Xbox 360

Zoo Games have announced Mayhem, a game in development for the PS3 and 360 by Rombax. Mayhem is a arcade racing and car destruction game with a unique noir comic book style. The game has 20 different levels set across 5 unique areas. the 4 game modes include Demolition Derby, Banger Racing, Domination, and Eliminator. the game has 120 different vehicles that can be customised. Mayhem also features a 3D gameplay option.



Fact Sheet

Distributor: Zoo Games
Publisher: Rombax
Platform: XBOX® 360 / Playstation® 3
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Genre: Arcade Racing
Multiplayer: 1-8
ESRB: E10+
Price: $39.99

Brief Game Description
Featuring a distinct noir comic book aesthetic, Mayhem challenges players to crush or be crushed in a white-knuckle racing and car destruction game. Highly customizable for hours of opponent pummeling entertainment, the fast-paced arcade racing video game features realistic 3D Action.

Key Features
Diverse Environments – Tackle opponents or work on shaving seconds off runs by competing on 20 different levels in five unique arenas

Four Exciting Game Modes
Demolition Derby: an intense contest to be the last one standing
Banger Racing: a drag out brawl to land in the pole position
Domination: a fight to knock opponents into the dreaded pit
Eliminator: a pole position race with a twist - players must cross the finish line at the front of the pack or be eliminated

Vehicle Customization – Choose from 120 different vehicles in six different
classes: Muscle, Sedan, Wagon, Coupe, Truck and Monster Truck

Mayhem Points - Players can also work to accumulate ‘Mayhem Points’ to unlock new levels, earned each time they smash into an opponent’s vehicle resulting in a loss of parts or even explosions
White - damage inflicted
Red - damage sustained

Ramming Speed - Drivers can earn boost from collecting parts knocked off other vehicles filling the boost meter to receive ‘Ramming Speed’

Bonus Minigame Challenges – Pit Pusher, Duck Shoot, Rear Wrecker, and
Part Collector are also encountered throughout to test players’ automotive fortitude

Optional 3D – Features a 3D gameplay option compatible with any TV

Sony Reveal 5 New Playstation 3 Greatest Hits Titles

Sony have announced 5 games are joining the Playstation 3 Greatest Hits range. these games will be available for $29.99. the 5 titles are:
  • God of War III
  • Heavy Rain
  • ModNation Racers
  • UFC Undisputed 2010

Source: USA Playstation 3

This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed the games coming out today on the WiiWare and DSiWare stores. in all there are 5 new games as well as 2 new demos. i have included for the screenshots where i can, but if you head to the link below you can watch of video of in-game action from all the games coming out.


Arcade Essentials

WiiWare Demos

Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 1

HoopWorld: BasketBrawl


Bejeweled Twist

Panda Craze

Peg Solitaire

Source: Nintendo UK

Platinum Games Have Released A New Character Video For Jack In Anarchy Reigns

Platinum Games And Sega have released a new character video for Jack from Anarchy Reigns.

Name Jack
Age 42
Height 2.18 meters / 7’2”
Weight 230 kg. / 507 lbs.
Species Cybrid
Weapon Gator Tooth: Retractable double chainsaw
fitted on right arm.

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THQ Have Released A Launch Trailer For de blob 2

THQ have released a launch trailer for de blob 2. the trailer has a mix of in-game action and cinematics.

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Epic And Microsoft Have Revealed The Gears Of War 3 Box And Multiplayer Screenshots

Epic and Microsoft have revealed the boxart for Gears of War 3. they have also released some in-game screenshots from the Multiplayer.

Multiplayer Screenshots

Sucker Punch Have Released A New inFamous 2 Trailer Titled "Being A Hero Is Optional"

Sucker Punch have released a new trailer for inFamous 2. this trailer is titled "Being A Hero Is Optional" and shows the Cole has the choice of being the good guy or the bad guy. The trailer also reveals how Cole's look changes as he becomes more good or evil.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

Microsoft Have Released A New Video Explaining The Xbox Live Gold Family Pack

Microsoft have released a new video explaining the Xbox Live Gold Family Pack. The pack comes with 4 Xbox Live Gold Memberships for less than the price of 2. you can manage family settings, log into to check activity, and manage MS Points.

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EA Have Released A Gameplay Video For Rango The Videogame

EA have released a gameplay video for Rango The Videogame. the video shows footage from the 360 and PS3 version of the game. it shows there are many different types of levels to play through and different play mechanics, from shooting, racing, climbing and more.

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OneBigGame Announce Profits Of $100,000, Of Which 96% Was Donated To Charities

OneBigGames have announced they made profits of more than $100,000 during 2010. OneBigGames are a non-Profit publisher and have donated 96% of their 2010 profits, divided evenly between both Save the Children and Starlights Children Foundation. The Majority Of OneBigGames Profits game from Chime, which was released on Xbox Live Arcade and created Pro bono by Zoe Mode.

OneBigGames has other games they were given pro bono, for their charity causes. they have WINta from Japanese game designer Masaya Matsuura and his company NanaOn-Sha. This game is on the iTunes App Store for free, whilst in-app purchases for separate tracks will generate money for charity.

Press Release

San Francisco, Calif. – Feb 25, 2011 - OneBigGame (, the non-profit publisher of videogames, today announces its results for 2010, the year it officially started its non-profit publishing operations. During the year, OneBigGame made more than $100,000 profit, with no less than 96% being donated to and evenly divided between OneBigGame’s two charity partners, Save the Children and Starlights Children Foundation.

The majority of funds raised for OneBigGame’s charity causes were generated by its first published game Chime which was released on Xbox LIVE® Arcade (for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft) on the 3rd of February 2010 and which was created pro bono for OneBigGame by UK based developer Zoe Mode.

“We are very happy to announce these first positive results from what we feel is a unique and new way of raising funds for charity,” stated Martin de Ronde, OneBigGame’s Director. “Through games created by famous game developers and development studios, we can now help children in need, which we think is a fantastic mechanism. Needless to say we’re grateful to Zoe Mode and their launch game Chime to help realize these results. Also, we like to think this is just a great sign of things to come as we have a number of very promising games lined up to continue our fundraising campaign in 2011, starting with Masaya Matsuura’s recently released iPhone game WINtA, David Perry’s next-gen tablet racing game and Charles Cecil’s Minesweeper Adventure.”

Said Ed Daly, MD of Zoe Mode: “We are honoured to have been part of OneBigGame and are immensely happy that the  success of Chime has gone on to help raise this money for charity. We look forward to continuing our relationship with OneBigGame and look forward to seeing the new games.”

Douglas Rouse, Corporate Partnerships Director at Save the Children said: “Save the Children is hugely grateful to OneBigGame for their donation. This is an innovative new way of raising funds for charity and the partnership introduces our vital and lifesaving work to a whole new audience of gamers. We hope this partnership will help people learn about our No  Child Born to Die campaign, a battle to stop 8 million children dying before their fifth birthday every year.”

“We are extremely appreciative of OneBigGame and the generosity of Zoe Mode and the other developers that participated in this wonderful initiative,” said Jenny Isaacson, VP of Brand Marketing and Communications at Starlight. “It's great to see the game industry not only provide entertainment for the general public but also for the seriously ill children and families Starlight serves."

As stated, following Chime, OneBigGame has continued its fundraising activities with WINtA, created pro bono by famous Japanese game designer Masaya Matsuura and his company NanaOn-Sha together with Triangle Studios in the Netherlands. WINtA, a music rhythm game for iPhone and iPod Touch is available from Apple’s Appstore as a free download with separate tracks from a variety of artists available as in-app purchases generating funds for charity.

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About OneBigGame

OneBigGame aims to raise funds to help solve problems afflicting children around the world. The nature of these problems can be diverse, but the kind of projects OneBigGame supports will always revolve around a structural improvement in children’s lives, expanding their opportunities in life.  OneBigGame raises funds by publishing games kindly donated pro bono by established names in game development, in conjunction with support from the development community as a whole. OneBigGame always aims to donate a minimum of 80 percent of all donations to its charity partners Save the Children and Starlight Children’s foundation.  To learn more about OneBigGame, please visit or

About charity partner Save the Children

Save the Children works in more than 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.. To learn more about Save the Children, please visit

About charity partner Starlight Children’s Foundation

When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For more than 25 years, Starlight Children’s Foundation has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight’s programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom. To learn more visit

Sony Announce The PSP Is Available For $129.99 From 27th February

Sony America have announced they are reducing the cost of the PSP from 27th February. The PSP will be available for $129.99, and Entertainment Packs will be $159.99. Sony will release a new advert to help promote this new price point.

Also coming are new Greatest Hits titles, which are $19.99, and PSP Favorites, which are $9.99.

New PSP “Greatest Hits” Titles
Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
Resistance: Retribution
Toy Story 3: The Video Game

New PSP “Favorites” Titles
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Killzone: Liberation
SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fire Team Bravo
Tomb Raider Anniversary

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Sega Release A Yakuza 4 Trailer For The Newly Released Demo

Sega have released a new trailer for Yakuza 4. the game comes out 18th March, whilst the demo is out now. this trailer is for the demo and shows a couple of characters fighting numerous enemies.

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Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 24th February

This is all the news From Thursday 24th February.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 24th February

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 23rd February
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 23rd February
  • Mac: Apple reveal MacBook Pro Refresh. all have Intel Sandy bridge i5 or i7, AMD Radeon HD 6000M, Thunderbolt + more
  • Intel's Light Peak appears re-named as Thunderbolt. its dual channel 10GB/Sec. compatible with Display Port + more
  • Mac: Apple release Mac OS X Lion to developers via the App Store
  • Mac: Face Time is now out of beta and available in App Store for $0.99.
  • Gaijin Games announce they have acquired Robotube Games. aim to combine assets to create more unique titles
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update, Now With Comics From Zenescope
  • Konami is releasing a collection of music from the Silent Hill series. it's 9 discs and costs ¥13,230
  • PS3: Sony Japan has announced their PSN now has over 600 Classic games
  • Gearbox is going to try and include everyone who has worked on Duke Nukem Forever since the beginning in the game
  • QTE Blog: People Can Fly Have Released A Launch Trailer For Bulletstorm
  • Yoshinori Ono teases Yun, Yang, Evil Ryu and Oni is coming to Super Street Fighter IV after the 3DS comes out in USA/EU
  • Its reported NetDevil suffered serious lay-offs last night, leaving LEGO Universe and Jumpgate: Evolution in doubt
  • The Facebook page for Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon reveals the game is coming out on 5th July
  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Announce 3rd Birthday Comes Out Across Europe On 1st April
  • WP7: Microsoft reveal the Windows Phone 7 update that got pulled had a failure rate of 10% on Samsung phones
  • Ubisoft have announced Child Of Eden comes out on 360 and PS3 in Q2 2011, should be out by end of June
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released New Itachi And Choji Gameplay Videos For Naruto Shipuden Kizuna Drive
  • PS3: Last Guardian info, Similar to Ico, many animations done by hand, not as confined as Ico, 2011 release + much more
  • The Lego Group announce they have acquired Lego Universe and most of the NetDevil devs working on the game
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released New Screenshots For Hard Corps: Uprising
  • The FTC will launch an investigation into in-app purchases. its been sparked by games aimed at kids selling virtual items
  • PS3: A New video for the PS3 version of Crysis 2 has been released, confirms a multiplayer demo is coming
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Patapon 3 Comes Out On 12th April On UMD And The PSN For $19.99
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD Producer Wang Xu says Beyond Good & Evil 2 fans should "Keep the faith"
  • Resident Evil: Raccoon City rumours, no previous Resident Evil characters in the game, may be a prequel
  • QTE Blog: Bethesda Have Released A New Game Trailer For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim