Monday, March 7, 2011

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo has revealed the games coming out this week on the USA Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare stores. in all there are 5 games and 1 new demo.

Virtual Console

Bomberman Hero
This is a 1 player only game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. this is the N64 version of the game. A Alien space ship crash lands on Planet Bomber. Bomberman finds the pilot who tells him how the even Garaden has kidnapped Princess Milian from the crashed ship. Bomberman sets out to find the Princess.


Heavy Fire: Black Arms

This is a 1-2 player game that costs 500 Wii Points. this game is set in South America and the continuation of Heavy Fire: Special Operations. this is a light gun game.

WiiWare Demos

Soccer Bashi


This is a 1 player game that costs 200 DSi Points. this is an action game that has you swinging and jumping from bar to bar.

This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. a giant meteorite is headed for earth and its your job to stop it. you land your space craft on the rock and set off explosives to break it into smaller pieces.

JellyCar 2
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. this is a driving platform game that comes with 3 game modes and 30 levels. Long Jump Mode has you going for distance and speed whilst the Classic mode has you driving across levels. in Factory mode you guide falling parts into matching chutes.

Press Release

This week's new downloadable games for Nintendo systems invite you to "have a blast" in more ways than one. Heavy Fire: Black Arms for the WiiWare™ service puts players at the center of an explosive, action-filled adventure as they take on the role of a Special Forces recruit. On the Virtual Console™ service, Bomberman Hero lets Wii™ owners enjoy classic and combustible fun from the Nintendo 64™ era. New arrivals for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service include GO Series EARTH SAVER, which challenges players to blast apart a deadly meteorite that threatens all of humanity. And if your taste runs beyond pyrotechnics, you'll also find soccer, gymnastics and squishy driving action in this week's lively mix of downloads.


Heavy Fire: Black Arms
Publisher: Teyon
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Blood, Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points™
Description: Set out on a dangerous campaign in South America in a continuation of the popular shooter Heavy Fire: Special Operations. As a Special Forces recruit, you will take part in the operation to stop an illegal arms trade. Heavy Fire gives players a classic arcade light-gun experience, enhanced with stunning graphics and exciting new features. Destroy the biggest weapon cartel, Fuerza de Voluntad, which is influential all over the continent. Team up with a friend and experience an immersive co-op mode. Enjoy dynamic minute-to-minute game play in various weather conditions and settings in the heart of a jungle. Smash objects and interact with them. Perform quick events and face your enemies with new powerful weapons. With plenty of weapon types and various vehicles at your disposal, put an end to the expansion of the paramilitary organization. Take full advantage of the Wii Remote™ controller and optional Wii Zapper™ accessory (sold separately).

Soccer Bashi (demo version)
Publisher: Icon Games Entertainment
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 500 Wii Points
Description: Experience soccer of the future. Destroy the defender blocks and smash the ball into the goal to win, but watch for the enemy defenders out to destroy you. A built-in game editor offers unlimited level design possibilities. Play through the 90 built-in game levels in several different play modes, including Arcade and Customizable Tournaments. Special level features include animated blocks, exploding blocks, shield blocks, invisible blocks and deadly 3D defender enemies. Face challenging end-of-zone bosses. Use the Level Editor to build your own levels - up to 100 user-created levels can be stored. Tournament Mode allows you to create your own unique tournaments using built-in game levels or your own levels. Special Power-Ups and Super Power-Ups including lasers, bombs, flaming power balls and multiple balls and bats can help (or hinder) you on your way to the goal.

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

Virtual Console

Bomberman Hero
Original platform: Nintendo 64
Publisher: Hudson Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Bomberman returns in his own full-on action game. One day, out of nowhere, a spaceship crash-lands on Planet Bomber. Journeying to the Peace Mountains to investigate, Bomberman encounters Pibot, the dazed robot pilot. According to Pibot, the evil Garaden Empire attacked Primus Star and kidnapped Princess Millian from Pibot's escape ship. Hearing this, Bomberman vows to save the princess, even if he has to travel the length of the galaxy to do it. Bomberman is equipped with an infinite supply of bombs and can count on a variety of upgrades to aid him in his quest. His search for the princess takes him to five exciting planets, reuniting him with his old friend Louie and uncovering new items. Fly, swim, shoot and bomb your way through the galaxy and save Princess Millian.

Nintendo DSiWare

Publisher: Genterprise Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: This is a new type of action game that will have you swinging and jumping from bar to bar, just like the parallel bars in gymnastics. The controls are simple. Grab onto a bar, add momentum to your swing by pressing left or right on the +Control Pad, then jump and spin to the next bar by pressing the A Button. Gauge the force of your swings and the timing of your jumps just right to cross the course in the fastest time possible. Do you have what it takes to be a star gymnast?

Publisher: Gamebridge
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: A giant meteorite is headed straight for Earth. Land your spaceship on the meteorite and set explosives to break off small pieces so the rock breaks up in Earth's atmosphere. Chunks of meteorite that are too big will smash into Earth, wiping out mankind. As an explosives expert, you can plant a series of bombs to create chain-reaction combos, easily blasting off chunks of rock the size of houses. You'll also need to tackle the many strange alien life forms you encounter by either blowing them up or cunningly blasting around the piece of rock they're standing on so they fall with the meteorite. Can you save Earth from obliteration and secure the future of mankind?

JellyCar 2
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: JellyCar 2, the hit driving platform game, is here and fully loaded with three game modes and more than 30 levels. Post high scores, best times and longest jumps in the Hall of Fame. With so much squishy goodness, you'll want to drive JellyCar 2 all around town. In Classic mode, drive your squishy car and use your special abilities to drive through squishy worlds. In Factory mode, guide the falling parts into matching chutes, tap the levers to open different pathways and guide each part down the conveyor belts. In Long Jump mode, you're going for distance and speed - watch out for objects that can slow you down, and look for objects that can help give you a boost!

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 New Screenshots For Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning

EA have released some new screenshots for Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning. these in-game screenshots mostly show the main character in a few different locations and fighting some enemies.


Nintendo Have Released Photo's And A Video From The USA Pokémon Black And White Release Event

Nintendo have released new photo's and a video from the USA Pokémon White And Black launch event. each of the photo's have a caption that can be accessed from hitting the speech bubble in the picture viewer.

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Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 5th And Sunday 6th March

This is all the news From The Weekend Of Saturday 5th And Sunday 6th March.

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

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 4th March
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 4th March
  • Bungie claim the slide they showed at GDC saying they're working on a MMO was a joke
  • QTE Blog: Temco Koei Have Released A New Gameplay Video For Dynasty Warriors 7
  • PSP2: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida reveals the PSP2 has been in development and studios working with it since beginning 2008.
  • 3DS: Its reported the 3DS has beaten all Nintendo UK Pre-Order Records, Nintendo hoped for 100K and will reach it
  • QTE Blog: Housemarque Announce Voice Chat And More Is Coming To Dead Nation On 7th March
  • Shigeru Miyamoto wants to make Flight Sim game, Pilotwings not it. wants it complicated like Capcom's Steel Battalion
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution designer Jean-Francois Dugas tweets the games release date will be revealed next week
  • QTE Blog: THQ Announce Saints Row: The Third For PC, PS3, And Xbox 360
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Detailed " Pure Analog Hitting" In MLB 11 The Show
  • GDC 2012 will take place from March 5th to 9th March
  • Will Wright announces he's working on new game projects, his first since 2008. they're more mobile/web orientated
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Detail The Gears of War 3 Beta And Exclusive In-Game Unlocks
  • Guillermo del Toro's Game INSANE is planned as a trilogy, but if first game doesn't sell, no more will be made
  • A fifth Resident Evil movie is set to come out 14th September 2012, Success of Afterlife a big reason for next movie
  • PSP2: When using Wi-Fi to determine location, Skyhook's Core Engine is used. both Wifi/Wifi+3G models have it
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Have Released A New Pokémon Black And White Game Trailer
  • PS3: Federal Magistrate Joseph Spero allows Sony to subpoena GeoHot web provider to acquire IP addresses of site visitors
  • Facebook: Rovio announce Angry Birds are coming to Facebook. new features will be added, Pigs have bigger role + more
  • QTE Blog: Neverrealm Studios Reveal Mortal Kombat Has A 300 Level Challenge Tower
  • Sony's Shuhei Yoshida looks forward to the short form games on PS Suite, will run on Playstation Android devices and PSP2
  • Epic's Mark Rein reveals Chair Entertainment's Infinity Blade was "hugely successful" in comparison to Shadow Complex
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For The Fancy Pants Adventures
  • In Japan, Gust announce the third game in the "Arland" sub series of Atelier series for a Playstation Platform
  • 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. its a shame no posts from the site made it into the top 10 this week, especially as it was a busy news week. Not surprising apple news dominate the top 10, as does continued talk about the 3DS and PSP2. Its nice to see Gran Turismo 5 is still popular months after its release.

10 PSP2: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata says monthly 3G subscription for PSP2 will limit the number of consumers who buy it

9 Deus Ex: Human Revolution designer Jean-Francois Dugas tweets the games release date will be revealed next week

8 PSP2: Sony reveal quad core CPU won't run at 2GHz due to battery life and heat. 4xMSAA anti aliasing, RAM close to PS3

7 Sony reveal 41.6M PS3 consoles sold, more than 80% are connected to the internet. there are over 70M PSN Accounts

6 3DS: iFixit have taken apart the 3DS and talked about how the 3D Slider works. battery estimates for 3D, 3-5 Hours

5 Apple announce iOS update 4.3. coming 11th March, brings iTunes Home sharing, updated Airplay, it'll be free + more

4 Update 7 is out now for Call of Duty Black Ops on 360, PS3 is out Thursday.

3 PS3: Kazunori Yamauchi reveals they are working on a patch that will allow gamers to save during a race in Gran Turismo 5

2 iPad2: Apple unveil the iPad 2. A5 CPU is 2x as fast, graphics up to 9x better. 10 hour battery, HDMI out, speaker + more

1 Engadget are live blogging from the Apple Event Now! The iPad 2 is expected to be announced