Friday, March 11, 2011

Warner Bros. Announce Batman: Arkham City Comes Out In The USA On 18th October And In The UK On 21st October

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Rocksteady have revealed the release dates for Batman: Arkham City. The Game comes out first in the USA on 18th October and will come out in the UK On 21st October. Australia gets the game on 19th October. New Screenshots have also been released for the game.


USA Release Date From: Joystiq

Press Release

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that the highly anticipated videogame Batman: Arkham City™ will step out of the shadows and onto store shelves in the UK on 21st October, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City is the follow-up to the award-winning hit video game Batman: Arkham Asylum™ and delivers an authentic and gritty Batman experience.

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City – five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum – and the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new, all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license. Fans canvisit to sign up to receive updates regarding the game and join the discussion on the recently launched community site at to participate in forums, read upcoming developer diaries and stay abreast of all the latest Batman: Arkham City news.

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About DC Entertainment DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Rocksteady Studios Ltd
Rocksteady Studios is a multi-award winning videogame developer based in London, England. Located in a spacious, purpose built converted factory, with full motion capture and audio studio capabilities, Rocksteady is an energetic company formed by a core team of senior industry professionals. This creates an ideal balance of drive, talent, proven methods, experience and cutting edge technology to make AAA games. Now employing over 90 people, Rocksteady's mission is to be a highly professional, efficient company whose purpose is to make great games, and have happy and healthy team members. This philosophy is the heart and soul of the company. Rocksteady received the coveted ‘studio of the year’ award at the 2009 VGA awards.

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Bethesda Announce A 3 Issue Comic Book Based On RAGE Is Coming From Dark Horse Comics

Bethesda have announced Dark Horse Comics are making a 3 issue comic based on RAGE. The Story is being written by Arvid Nelsion, Pencilled by Andrea Mutti, And the Cover art is from Glenn Fabry. The comics are set prior to RAGE and are an extension to the RAGE Universe and will provide insights to the RAGE Storyline.

Earth has been devastated by a collision with an asteroid. a tiny fraction of the population survived under ground in arks. they are emerging into a world controlled by a military dictatorship called the Authority. However, a rescued scientist learns the Authority has lied to her and the past that she was told maynot be correct.

Press Release

March 11th, 2011 (London, UK) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, and Dark Horse Comics today announced a three-issue comic book series based on id® Software’s upcoming RAGE® video game. This original miniseries is being written by Arvid Nelsion, the acclaimed creator of Rex Mundi, and penciled by Andrea Mutti (DMZ). The cover art is being created by Glenn Fabry, best known for his work on Hellblazer and Preacher. Set prior to the events in the game, the comics are an extension of the RAGE universe and will provide numerous insights into the game’s storyline. The first of the three comics will be available in North America and the UK on June 22, 2011.

This comic series, developed with the direct participation of RAGE’s creative director, Tim Willits, presents a new twist on the post-apocalyptic near future as one woman discovers that the survival of humankind doesn’t necessarily mean the survival of humanity. The Earth has been devastated by a collision with an asteroid, with a tiny fraction of the population surviving in life-sustaining Arks buried deep below its surface. Those who survive emerge to find a wasteland controlled by a global military dictatorship called the Authority. But a rescued scientist learns that the Authority has lied to her and the other survivors about how this new world came to be.

RAGE is the latest game from id Software, the acclaimed designers of the Wolfenstein®, DOOM®, and QUAKE® series. RAGE features intense first-person shooter action, breakneck vehicle combat, an expansive world to explore and jaw-dropping graphics powered by id’s revolutionary id Tech® 5 technology. Set in the not-too-distant future, you emerge to discover humanity working to rebuild itself against forces such as bandit gangs, mutants, and more.

Eagerly awaited by the gaming community, RAGE is already being touted as one of the industry’s most innovative first-person shooters, winning numerous awards at E3 2010, including ‘Best Overall Game of Show’ from IGN and three ‘Best of E3’ Game Critics Awards including ‘Best Console Game’. RAGE is slated for release in North America on September 13th and throughout Europe on September 16th and will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.

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About Bethesda Softworks:
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from five of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, and MachineGames – are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM®, QUAKE®, The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Wolfenstein® and RAGE®. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit

About id Software :
id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, has provided technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1991. id Software’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More information on id Software can be found at id, Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE, RAGE, Enemy Territory and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of id Software in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.

About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful series as The Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity,and Domo . Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.

Nintendo Announce Over 35 Million Wii Consoles Have Been Sold In The USA And Reveal Other Milestones

Nintendo have announced that the Nintendo Wii has now sold over 35 Million consoles in the USA. this makes the Nintendo Wii the fastest selling console in the USA Ever. Nintendo reports that in February alone 454,000 Wii Consoles were sold. Nintendo have also announced that Donkey Kong Country Returns has now sold over 2 Million, whilst New Super Mario Bros. Wii has sold over 8 Million in the USA. On The DS, Pokemon SoulSilver Version has now sold over 2 Million and New Super Mario Bros has sold over 9 Million.

Press Release

Nintendo's Wii™ console has crossed the 35 million sales mark in the United States, according to the NPD Group. More than 454,000 Wii consoles sold in February to put Wii across the 35 million mark faster than any other console in U.S. history.

February proved to be a notable month for Nintendo software as well. Not only was Just Dance 2 from Ubisoft the No. 1 best-selling game of the month with more than 554,000 sold, but four Nintendo games reached new sales milestones. Donkey Kong Country™ Returns for the Wii console, which launched in November 2010, crossed the 2 million mark in February, while New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii, which launched in November 2009, just crossed the 8 million sales mark.

On the portable side, the Pok√©mon™ SoulSilver Version game for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems launched in March 2010 and crossed the 2 million sales mark in February, while the New Super Mario Bros. game, which launched in May 2006, just passed 9 million in sales. These milestones further demonstrate the "evergreen" nature of games that play on Nintendo systems.

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This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed the games that come out today on the WiiWare and DSiWare stores in the UK. in all there are 5 new games and 1 new demo. unfortunately i don't have screenshots for all the games this week, but if you head to the link below you can find a video showing gameplay from this weeks new games.


lilt line
Successfully Learning Mathematics Year 3

WiiWare Demos

Mix Superstar


Beauty Academy

Source: Nintendo UK

Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Yakuza 4 Showing Some The Locations In The Game

Sega have released a new trailer for Yakuza 4. this trailer reveals some of the games more "riskier" locations and talks about some of the activities you can get up to there.

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Namco Bandai Have Released A New Game Trailer For Gods Eater Burst

Namco Bandai have released a new trailer for Gods Eater Burst. this is a game trailer that details some of the games backstory, what your role in the game is, and there's some hints of a twist or two. in-game action is shown as is gameplay of characters interacting with each other and fighting monsters.

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Funcom Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For The Secret World

Funcom have released a new trailer and screenshots for The Secret World. the trailer features some of the games devs briefly talking about their game and some of its features, whilst the trailer shows what they are talking about. the screenshots show each of the 3 factions, them fighting, and several locations.

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343 Industries Have Released A Behind The Scenes Look At The Halo Reach Defiant Map Pack DLC

343 Industries have released a behind the scenes look at the Halo Reach Defiant Map pack DLC. The team talk about the decision to make a map pack and how they would try and incorporate each map into the game's story. The Video also features some of the developers from Certain Affinity, who are devs who worked with 343 Industries on the map pack.

Concept art and in-game action are shown in the video as the team talk about each of the individual maps in detail. also revealed are features from the maps that were removed, like a giant lazer, or features that evolved light lighting and force fields.

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Sony Online Entertainment Announce Free Realms On The PS3 Comes Out In The USA On 29th March

Sony Online Entertainment have announced Free Realms comes to the PS3 on 29th March. so far this is a USA Release date, no EU Release date has been confirmed. Free Realms will be a free download from the PSN Store. All jobs will be available to play through to level 4, as well as over 800 quests and mini-games. you can then upgrade to a membership and get unlimited access.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

EA And BioWare Have Released A Launch Trailer For Dragon Age 2

EA And BioWare have released a launch trailer for Dragon Age 2. this trailer features in-game footage with quotes from well known magazines/websites. some background story is revealed as are enemies, other characters, and locations.

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EA Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer Titled "Corners" For Shift 2 Unleashed

EA have released new screenshots and a video for Shift 2 Unleashed. the screenshots mostly focus on the in-game car models. the trailer is titled "Corners" and has Chris Rado, a time attack champion, talking about corners. he discusses the emotions a driver feels, the different types of corners, a corners reputation, and more. in-game action is also used to help highlight many of the corners.

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Sony Announce @AskPlayStation, A Twitter Based Customer Support Service

Sony have announced a new customer support service. Sony are using Twitter to help provide additional customer support via @AskPlayStation. @AskPlayStation will run from 9:30AM – 5:00PM PST Monday through Friday with real-time responses between 2PM – 5PM PST. Sony point out there are other services online were you can look for customer support, these include the Playstation knowledge Center and Playstation Community Forums.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 10th March

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 10th March

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 9th March
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 9th March
  • PSP2: its rumoured the PSP2 will come out across Europe this year on 11th November, launch games ready by Summer
  • PS3: Firmware 3.60 reportedly secures PS3 again, Sony came up with ingenious solution. may take time to re-hack
  • Bungie sent out emails this week asking members to be part of a secret Beta, only for the site not to be ready
  • Universal Pictures is rumoured to be making a new Doom movie, will be re-boot that skips 2005 film
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • QTE Blog: Konami Announce Hard Corps: Uprising Is Coming To The PSN On 15th March For $14.99
  • iPhone: Apple have filed a patent for 'Dynamically Generated Ring Tones' .music made from analysing videos of friends
  • Its reported Angry Birds is one of the most profitable games of all time. made for $140K, its made $70M
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Reveal Their PAX East 2011 Schedule
  • QTE Blog: Microsoft Announce Xbox Live Labs, A Voluntary Testing Program Aimed At Improving Xbox Live
  • EA estimate 40% of all games sold are digital, still feel retail is important but admit they'll expand digital offerings
  • Fumito Ueda says he wants to try and make a FPS game at some point. he wants to challenge himself, do something different
  • PS3: its reported the courts have lifted the ban on seized PS3's, ordered LG to pay Sony's legal fees of €130,000
  • 3DS: Nintendo are developing large AR cards that can reproduce life size characters, Satoru Iwata poses with his Mii
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released New Screenshots For Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce PlayStation Move Ape Escape Is Coming Out This June
  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Announce DISSIDIA Duodecim Prologus FINAL FANTASY Is Coming To The PSN From 15th March
  • QTE Blog: 505 Games Announce They Are Bringing Naruto Shippuden 3D – The New Era To The 3DS 2011
  • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Have Released New Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive Screenshots
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce DC Universe Online Will Be Available To Download From The PSN For $59.99 Soon
  • QTE Blog: Atlus Have Released A Teaser Trailer For Devil Survivor Overclocked On The Nintendo 3DS
  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Announce Deus Ex: Human Revolution Releases 23rd August In USA And 26th In Europe
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Screenshots For The Sims 3 On The Nintendo 3DS