Thursday, March 24, 2011

EA Reveal The Artists And Composers Behind The Shift 2 Unleashed Soundtrack

EA have revealed the Composers and Artists behind the Shift 2 Unleashed Soundtrack. Shift 2 Unleashed comes out on 29th March in the USA and 31st March across Europe.

Ramin Djawad
Troels Folmann
Heavy Melody Music
Stephen Baysted
Mick Gordon

30 Seconds To Mars - Night Of The Hunter
Anberlin - We Owe This To Ourselves
Biffy Clyro - Mountains
The Bravery - Ours
Escape The Fate - Issues
Hollywood Undead - Levitate
Jimmy Eat World - Action Needs An Audience
Rise Against - Help Is On The Way
Stone Temple Pilots - Take A Load Off
Switchfoot - The Sound (John M. Perkins Blues)

Press Release

The roar of the engine, the rumble of the exhaust, the screech of the tires – these sounds help draw players into the world of SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™ to deliver this year’s most authentic racing game. Audio is as important an aspect of the entertainment experience as gameplay and visuals but it’sthe game’s incredible score that transforms it from a racing game to an epic experience. To accomplish this, EA has enlisted some of the world’s top composers and alternative music’s top bands to expand, enhance and re-imagine ten tracks to create the SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED soundtrack. The composers tapped into chart topping songs from Rise Against, Hollywood Undead, Escape The Fate, The Bravery, Anberlin, 30 Seconds To Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Switchfoot, Biffy Clyro and Jimmy Eat World to create the soundtrack.

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED features a completely new style of soundtrack that uses sonic themes to engage the player and represent the driver’s battle. Each composer was tasked with using the emotional themes of the game to create a cinema-level score.

“This is a totally unique approach to videogame scores,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing for EA. “We’ve brought together some of the most cutting-edge composers from various film, TV, trailer and gaming backgrounds in entertainment to re-imagine the music of ten absolutely distinctive bands and sonically encapsulate the driver’s emotional journey.”

· Ramin Djawadi, best known for his Grammy-nominated score for IRON MAN, his Emmy-nominated score for PRISON BREAK, and score for EA’s 2010 Medal Of Honor
· Troels Folmann, a British AcademyAward winning film, trailer and game composer , known for scoring hundreds of film trailers and TV promos
· Heavy Melody Music, whose team has created original music for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Super Bowl TV commercials and many other games
· Stephen Baysted, has scored numerous racing games including Need for Speed SHIFT
· Mick Gordon, the AudioGang award-winning composer behind Need for Speed World and Need for Speed SHIFT.

Artist Song
30 Seconds To Mars - Night Of The Hunter
Anberlin - We Owe This To Ourselves
Biffy Clyro - Mountains
The Bravery - Ours
Escape The Fate - Issues
Hollywood Undead - Levitate
Jimmy Eat World - Action Needs An Audience
Rise Against - Help Is On The Way
Stone Temple Pilots - Take A Load Off
Switchfoot - The Sound (John M. Perkins Blues)

Developed by the award-winning Slightly Mad Studios, SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED will be available in North America on March 29 and beginning on March 31 in Europe for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC.

EA, Need for Speed, and Shift 2 Unleashed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. The names, designs, and logos of all products are the property of their respective owners and used by permission. Microsoft and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Konami Have Released New In-Game Screenshots For PES 2011 3D

Konami have released new in-game screenshots for PES 2011 3D. these screenshots show some of the national football teams and clubs included in the game.


Nintendo Announce They Are Distributing Temco Keoi's Dead Or Alive Dimensions In The UK And EU

Nintendo have announced they are bringing Temco Koei's Nintendo 3DS Game, Dead Or Alive Dimensions, to the UK and EU. Dead Or Alive Dimensions is set to come out in May. Under the agreement, Temco Koei will remain as the games publisher whilst Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout European territories.

Press Release

The brand new Nintendo 3DS, which allows 3D gaming without the need for special glasses will become available across Europe on 25th March 2011 with DEAD OR ALIVE® Dimensions arriving in May 2011 as part of the launch period line up of games. Under the terms of the agreement Nintendo will be responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of the game throughout European territories, with TECMO KOEI remaining as publisher.

This is the first time ever an instalment to the world-famous fighting game franchise, DEAD OR ALIVE has been made for a Nintendo platform. With the Nintendo 3DS bristling with new interactive features which will enhance gameplay, this newest instalment is tipped to be one of the most dynamic ever.

Containing 25 playable characters, you will be able to use the StreetPass TM feature to fight with AI controlled fighters. Make enough use of this function and you will be able to unlock prize character figurines as rewards.

The fast paced and stylish gameplay which fans of the DEAD OR ALIVE series have been accustomed to, has been developed so players can intuitively perform complex fighting combinations utilising the Touch Screen to create an exhilarating new DEAD OR ALIVE experience – all of which performed within a fully 3D rendered environment.

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About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its WiiTM home console and Nintendo DSTM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment SystemTM, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSiTM and Nintendo DSiTMXL, as well as the Game BoyTM, Game Boy AdvanceTM, Super NESTM, Nintendo 64® and Nintendo GameCubeTM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as MarioTM, Donkey KongTM, MetroidTM, ZeldaTM and PokémonTM. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.
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Capcom Have Released New In-Game Screenshots For Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

Capcom have released new in-game screenshots for Street Fighter IV 3D Edition. these screens show many characters, with some in their alternative costumes, and the battle trophy mode.


Nintendo Detail Nintendo 3DS Update 1.1.0-1 And Reveal USA Bonus 3D Music Video

Nintendo have announced firmware update 1.1.0-1. the update is set to come out in the USA on 27th March. no UK release date for the update has been announced, but the USA update is the same day as the 3DS Comes out so i estimate the UK update will be out on Friday 25th March. To get the update, you need to follow these steps:

1. Open the System Settings from the HOME Menu.
3. Scroll to the right and select SYSTEM UPDATE.

Update 1.1.0-1 brings:

3D video
As a special gift, we have included a 3D video for you to enjoy.
System stability improvements
Improvements to overall system stability, enhancing the user experience.
SpotPass upgrade
Expanded functionality for receiving notifications and other data.
Enhanced network connection functionality
Improvements to allow communication with some wireless Internet access points that were previously unavailable.

Nintendo USA have announced the Bonus 3D video that comes with the update is "White Knuckles" by OK Go. Its not been revealed who is coming for UK gamers. For those without a 3DS, or if you haven't seen the unique video for "White Knuckles" i have included it below.

Source: Nintendo UK and Nintendo USA

USA Press Release

The new nintendogs™ + cats game won't contain the only furry animals running around the Nintendo 3DS™ system when it launches on March 27. Users who perform a system update will get access to a 3D version of the "White Knuckles" music video by OK Go. The single-take video, which features a bevy of adorable rescue dogs (and one goat), has been viewed more than 9.3 million times on YouTube. OK Go is known for its creative, one-of-a-kind videos, and the glasses-free 3D technology of Nintendo 3DS creates an entirely new experience by introducing a new dimension to the dogs and band members.

"We shot the 'White Knuckles' video in 2D and 3D at the same time, but until now, there hasn't been much opportunity for people to see the 3D version," said Trish Sie, the video's Grammy-winning director. "I'm fired up for people to watch the video again with Nintendo 3DS and experience it in a whole new way. This opens up all kinds of creative opportunities."

The recommended system update, which is now available, also enhances the communication features of the Nintendo 3DS system. To perform the update, users simply start the "System Settings" from the Home Menu, select "Other Settings" and scroll the page right to select "System Update."

Nintendo 3DS launches in the United States on March 27 at a suggested retail price of $249.99. For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit

Codemasters Announce F1 2011 Is Coming Out On 23rd September On PS3, 360, PC, PSP2, And 3DS

Codemasters have announced F1 2011. the game is set to come out on 23rd September on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PSP2, and Nintendo 3DS. Codemasters say both the 3DS and PSP2 versions will take advantage of each platforms unique abilities and more information will be revealed on them later.

F1 2011 expands on F1 2010 with wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements on and off track and vastly extended competitive and co-operative multiplayer components. the game features the teams, drivers, and circuits from the upcoming 2011 F1 Championship.


Codemasters are also asking gamers to come forward and ask questions. Codemasters asks that fans upload their questions to YouTube. The most interesting and creative video entries will get a chance to play F1 2011 first and feature in an upcoming dev video.

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Press Release

24TH March – F1 2011, the sequel to the fastest-selling FORMULA ONE game ever released, will race into stores on September 23rd, 2011, Codemasters® announced today. Now available for pre-order , F1 2011, the follow up to the BAFTA award winning F1 2010™, is in development at Codemasters Birmingham for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows®.

Bespoke handheld editions of F1 2011 are also in production for Nintendo 3DS™ and Sony’s next generation portable entertainment system (NGP), each designed to take advantage of the new platforms’ unique capabilities; specific release dates for the handheld editions are to be announced.

In F1 2011 players will be challenged to ‘Be the driver, live the life, go compete’, with wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements on and off track and vastly extended competitive and co-operative multiplayer components. F1 2011 will feature all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the highly anticipated 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, including the current FIA FORMULA ONE Drivers’ World Champion Sebastian Vettel. The 2011 season also sees the debut of the 2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF INDIA at Delhi’s Jaypee International Race Circuit and the return of the iconic Nürburgring to the calendar.

To mark the announcement, Codemasters is offering gamers the chance to be amongst the first in the world to play F1 2011 ahead of its release and star in future Development Diary videos. To enter the competition, fans are invited to ask a question about the game on a video uploaded to YouTube.

The most interesting and creative video entries, featuring the best questions as judged by the development team, will be invited to Codemasters Birmingham to go hands on with the game, meet the team and ask their questions face-to-face in May. The day will be filmed and released as first look video. Winners unable to attend will also have the chance to be featured in forthcoming F1 2011 trailers via pre-recorded questions played out to the development team. For full terms and conditions and how to enter, head to

In production at Codemasters Studios Birmingham, F1 2011 is being developed using the EGO Game Technology Platform, Codemasters’ proprietary tech that powered the critically acclaimed, 2 million-plus selling F1 2010™, GRID and currently driving DiRT 3.

F1 2011 will be released September 23rd 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows with handheld editions to follow. To get all the news straight from the studio and to win the chance to play F1 2011 ahead of its release, race over to or follow the team on twitter at

Codemasters, the award winning games developer and publisher, has a 24-year heritage and annual revenues in excess of US$ 150 Million. The company’s dominant brands include DiRT, GRID, Cricket and Operation Flashpoint; the company retains the exclusive worldwide video game rights to FORMULA ONE. F1 2010, the first multi-format high-definition FORMULA ONE racing game released September 2010, is the fastest-selling FORMULA ONE game ever released. It entered the charts at number one in 6 countries across Europe and sold more than no2. Halo: Reach and no.3 Dead Rising 2 combined on its opening weekend in the UK to become Codemasters’ best-selling title ever. Codemasters operates three UK development studios – one at its Warwickshire HQ with further sites at Guildford and Birmingham. An additional art studio is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2009 Codemasters won the coveted Grand Prix Award at the 2009 Develop Industry Excellence Awards, an award bestowed on the company felt by Develop to have contributed the most to the games medium in recent times. Across the group, Codemasters employs over 450 people. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 50 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm that first invested in Codemasters in 2005. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit

Codemasters supports - a UK initiative designed to help parents understand the age ratings system for computer and video games so that they can make more informed choices when choosing games for their children.

© 2011 The Codemasters Software Company Limited ("Codemasters"). All rights reserved. "Codemasters”® and the Codemasters logo are registered trade marks owned by Codemasters. An official product of the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

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Neverrealm Studios Have Released A New Mortal Kombat Trailer Featuring Kratos

Neverrealm Studios And Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a new trailer for Mortal Kombat. this video shows in-game action of Kratos, from the God Of War Series, using his many weapons and also revealing his X-Ray Move.

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Codemasters Have Released A New Operation Flashpoint: Red River Trailer Called "Taking The Hit"

Codemasters have released a new trailer for Operation Falshpint: Red River. this trailer is mostly gameplay and it narrated throughout. its called "Taking The Hit" and shows you vs the enemy. the narration talks about the strength of your unit amidst the large numbers of Chinese soldiers with you in Tajikistan.

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Capcom Announce They Are Bringing Resident Evil 4 And Resident Evil Code Veronica X To HD Consoles

Capcom have announced that in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Resident Evil, they will be brining both Resident Evil 4 And Resident Evil Code: Veronica X to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. both games are coming out this fall and will be enhanced by HD Visuals. Also coming to celebrate the 15th Anniversary will be new apparel and merchandise. 

It appears that both titles are currently download only and will come out separately. but this doesn't mean that it will never come out at retail as we've seen with the Prince Of Persia HD Trilogy on PS3 that the EU got a retail and Digital version whilst the USA only got a Digital Version.

Capcom have released some new screenshots for Resident Evil 4 HD. each picture is split in half, with the original visuals and new visuals being compared.

Resident Evil 4 Screenshot Comparison

Press Release

San Mateo, CA — March 24, 2011 — To kick off the 15th anniversary of Resident Evil®, Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today announced that the highly acclaimed Resident Evil® 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica® X will be released as downloadable titles for the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Scheduled for release this fall, both titles have been enhanced with upgraded visuals as they make their debut on high-definition consoles.

Resident Evil 4 , which received numerous “Game of the Year” awards when it debuted and currently stands as one of the best-reviewed games of all time with an incredible 96 ranking on MetaCritic, challenges you to experience it all over again with support for trophies and achievements along with the visual upgrades.

As Leon Kennedy, players will explore a town overrun by cultists, mutants and mind-controlled villagers as they unravel the mystery of Resident Evil 4. Also, this release will contain all the bonus content available in previous versions of Resident Evil 4, including the Separate Ways epilogue.

In Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, the year is 1998, three months since the total destruction of Raccoon City and Claire Redfield is still in search of her missing brother Chris. While investigating an Umbrella facility in Paris, Claire is captured and transported to the remote Rockfort Island, where she awaits her death.

Then an inexplicable air raid hits the island, and though this frees Claire, it also accidentally releases t-virus samples and B.O.W.s, which thrust Claire back into the world of survival horror once again. Claire teams up with a fellow inmate Steve Burnside, but insane island commander Alfred Ashford and his evil sister Alexia set their sights on ending the duo with their sick and demented games.

The Resident Evil franchise, which pioneered the horror genre in video games, has sold over 45 million units since 1996 and spawned a series of successful motion pictures that have grossed over $750 million worldwide. The Resident Evil brand has also expanded into action figures, comic books, novels, apparel, beverages and more. As part of the 15th anniversary, Resident Evil fans will get a chance to celebrate the past, present and future of the franchise with exclusive apparel and merchandise, in addition to games like Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, Resident Evil®: The Mercenaries, Resident Evil®: Revelations and other surprises.

For more information stay tuned to For the latest information and assets, check out the Capcom press center at

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Germany, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site,


Capcom, the Capcom Logo, Mega Man, Code: Veronica, Resident Evil, and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is either a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. “All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's USA Playstation Blog has detailed the comics that came out on the USA PSP Digital Comics Store.

Hero Squared #11 – #13
Batman Beyond Vol. 2 #6
Batman: Black and White #2
Dual #5
Ex Machina #35
Fables #51
JLA #43
Justice League: Generation Lost #22
Legends of the DC Universe #9
Pray for Death #1
The Puppet Makers #3
Sandman #27
Superman/Batman #54
Supernatural: Beginning’s End #6
Tomorrow Stories #5
Top 10 #5
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 #26
Y: The Last Man #33
Star Trek #1 – #2
Star Trek #2
Powers (2004) #23 – #27
Infestation #301
Kill Shakespeare #8 – #9
Baby Boomers #4
Slaughterman’s Creed #4
Thor: Son of Asgard (2004) #1 – #6
X-Factor (2005) #2
The Dreaming #20
Return to Labyrinth #9
Star Trek: The Manga #19
Undertown #12
Van Von Hunter #10

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 23rd March

This is all the news From Wednesday 23rd March.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 23rd March

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 22nd March
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 22nd March
  • PC: Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer says the Torchlight MMO will not be subscription based
  • Capcom announce Resident Evil: Revival Selection for the PS3 and 360. Comes with HD Remakes of RE 4 and Code Veronica
  • 3DS: The USA boxart for Dead Or Alive Dimensions had to be slightly changed from the Japan version due to inner thigh
  • The Logo for Dead Island had to be changed after the ESRB said it wasn't compliant. the hanging man replaced with zombie
  • Capcom have patched Marvel Vs Capcom 3, this patch brings new balance tweeks mostly to sentinel who's health is reduced
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • Its rumoured Kojima could show Metal gear solid 5 and maybe an expansion for Metal Gear Solid 4 at E3
  • PS3: its reported the Splinter Cell Trilogy release has been pushed back to June, 21st in USA and 17th in UK
  • QTE Blog: Zero Punctuation - Kirby's Epic Yarn
  • PC: ability to record video + Source Filmaking Tools soon to Steam, using Skype SILK Codec for voice chat now
  • Quantic Deam's David Cage says they are staying exclusive to Playstation, says PS3 is best platform + more
  • QTE Blog: Konami Announce PES 2011 Is Out Now On Windows Phone 7 For £5.49
  • 3DS: Hudson games, Bomberman, Omega Five and Bonk games for the 3DS have all been cancelled
  • 360: estimated House Party Game Sales, Bionic Commando: Re-armed 2 had less than 10K players, Hard Corps best with 27K
  • QTE Blog: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announce F.E.A.R.3 Comes Out In The UK On 27th May
  • has listings for Mafia II: Directors Cut on PS3, 360, PC. its the original game with some DLC
  • QTE Blog: D3Publisher Announce Angler’s Club: Ultimate Bass Fishing 3D For The Nintendo 3DS
  • Sony claims GeoHot is in South America and this has delayed him proving Sony with his hardware and delaying the trial
  • 3DS: Game Boxes come with a waning saying "unauthorised technical modification" could render the 3DS "unplayable"
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Trailer For Patapon 3 Showing Its Many Features
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Capcom's Yoshinori Ono Will Be Present At The HMV Oxford Street 3DS Launch Event
  • Its reported Gabe Newell dropped hints that Steam could come to iOS and Android
  • A new Spider-Man game, from Beenox and Activision, is set to be announced at WonderCon, which starts on 2nd April.
  • QTE Blog: Atlus Announce Trine 2 Has Been Delayed Until Late Summer 2011 And Release A New Gameplay Trailer
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Trailer For MLB 11 The Show Detailing Its Many Features