Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sega Have Released New Screenshots For Spiral Knights And Announce It's Out Now

Sega have released new in-game screenshots for Spiral Knights. these screenshots show some of the levels and also show combat in the game. Sega have also announced that Spiral Knights is out Now. This free to play game can be found at http://www.spiralknights.com.


Press Release

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO— 4 April, 2011 —SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Spiral Knights™, the newest title from accomplished online game developer Three Rings, has officially launched, offering players around the world classic, console-style adventuring in a persistent world. Spiral Knights is completely free-to-play, meaning that anybody who dares to face the perils of these dungeons, whether alone or with a group of up to three other friends, can start their journey to the core of the Clockworks right now at http://www.spiralknights.com.

“SEGA is wonderfully impressed with the world Three Rings has brought to life in Spiral Knights,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “The Clockworks is rich with character and mystery, and the accessibility of the gameplay means that anyone can jump in and explore. This launch marks a tremendous addition to SEGA’s portfolio of universally enjoyable titles.”

“The response we have seen from players during the preview has been fantastic,” said Daniel James, CEO of Three Rings. “We are tremendously proud of the team; they have worked hard over the last four years to bring the co-operative fun of Spiral Knights to life and we are delighted to be bringing their game to the world in partnership with SEGA. All that is left to say is: Watch out for those jelly cubes!”

Spiral Knights pits players against the creatures of Cradle, where they must fight to survive by scavenging materials from the ever-changing worlds beneath the surface. The game features:

A constantly changing world brought to life in a vibrant, retro-inspired visual style
Intuitive pick-up-and-play controls (including both mouse-only and gamepad control)
Opportunities for players to create guilds, craft new gear, and customize the looks and abilities of their characters
Easy matchmaking for co-op mayhem with parties of up to four players
Gear and weapons upgradeable through adventuring or through the purchase of Crystal Energy

Players can download and play Spiral Knights for free today by visiting http://www.spiralknights.com.

Activision And Beenox Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Spider-Man: Edge Of Time

Activision And Beenox have released the debut trailer and new screenshots for Spider-Man: Edge Of Time. the trailer shows in-game action from both Spider-Men and it also provides some back story for the game. Both the screenshots and trailer show how an event in one time period can effect things in the other, this is shown with the main event happening and the future being shown in the corner.

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EA Announce The Generations Expansion Pack For The Sims 3

EA have announced a new expansion pack for The Sims 3. Generations brings new features to The Sims 3 as well as new items, activities and more. You will now be able to use in-game cameras to capture and upload moments to www.thesims3.com and Facebook. you start the expansion from childhood and can do activities like dance classes and hang out in tree houses. you follow through the Teen Years, being rebellious in many different ways, through to being adults and then Elder Sims.


Press Release

GUILDFORD, UK. April 5, 2011 – Take a deep dive into the wonders and joys of each age with a whole spectrum of rich life experiences. The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc, today announced that The Sims 3 ™ Generations Expansion pack* is in development and will hit store shelves worldwide this spring. Players will be able to take the reins and act out life’s most humorous and memorable moments from childhood to teenage years to adulthood in this new expansion pack to The Sims 3, the best-selling PC game of 2009**.

“The Sims 3 Generations includes new gameplay experiences and content that our community has been requesting for years including bunk beds, expansive weddings, midlife crises and more,” said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio at EA. “Imagine booby trapping a friend’s toilet or turning your imaginary friend into a real person, throwing bachelor or bachelorette parties, all to spend your elder Sims years reminiscing about the past.”

From new celebrations to dramatic life events, The Sims 3 Generations offers gamers all-new ways to express their Sims’, characters unique to The Sims, creativity. Players will be able to capture and keep track of their Sims’ life moments with in-game cameras and upload and share their Sims’ memories on www.TheSims3.com and Facebook*** via the new memory system. Players start off in the imagination-fuelled world of childhood, where they can take dance classes, misbehave with their imaginary friend or goof around in one of three themed tree houses; space rocket, wooden shack or princess. Players may then move on to embrace the drama of the teen years by pulling elaborate pranks such as exploding toilets, color dye in the shower or ding dong ditch, become prom king or queen, or forget the school dance and throw a raging party at their parents’ house. There will be even more creative options to explore with a brand new chemistry set, but they’ll need to use caution, or their Sims might turn themselves into a ghost. As adult Sims, players ride the wave of freedom. They can attend or plan bachelor and bachelorette parties, throw lavish weddings, and go through a mid-life crisis where they may change their hair, style, and more. With a wealth of new options and activities, Sims’ lives are sure to be more interesting in The Sims 3 Generations.

For more information about The Sims 3 Generations or The Sims 3, please visit www.TheSims3.com. Developed by The Sims Studio, The Sims 3 Generations for PC/Mac is rated ‘T’ for Teen by the ESRB, 12+ by PEGI, and 6+ by the USK. To join The Sims fans on Facebook and Twitter, visit the official pages at http://www.facebook.com/TheSims3 and www.twitter.com/TheSims3. To download artwork, please visit www.info.ea.co.uk

*Requires The Sims 3 for PC/MAC to play.
**In North America and Europe according to NPD data, Chart-track UK, Gfk France, Gfk Spain, Gfk-MCC Germany and EA internal estimate.
*** Conditions and restrictions apply. Please see back of pack for details.

About The Sims
The Sims™ franchise, the groundbreaking game series that allows players to create and live a virtual, simulated life on a computer, celebrated its ten year anniversary in 2010 with an impressive more than 125 million units sold since its launch in February 2000. Now translated into 22 different languages and available in 60 different countries, The Sims series has quickly become a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. Since its June 2009 launch, The Sims 3 has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide across multiple platforms and was the #1 best-selling PC title for 2009 in North America and Europe. Fan intensity is evidenced through nearly 250 million downloads of player created content including: The Sims characters, houses, stories and more. The Sims 3 community site, www.thesims3.com, welcomes up to seven million unique visitors monthly, handles more than 240 content downloads every minute and more than 3.5 million uploads have been made to date, including 11 movies each hour. The Sims 3 YouTube Channel is within the top 10 most viewed sponsored channels of all time with more than 45 million video views. Visit The Sims 3 official website to see what the players are creating at www.TheSims3.com or the official YouTube Channel for The Sims at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSims. Join The Sims 3 Facebook or Twitter communities at www.facebook.com/thesims3 and www.twitter.com/thesims3.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.co.uk More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.co.uk

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, and The Sims are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Guerrilla Games Announce Killzone 3 DLC Steel Rain Comes Out On 6th April

Guerrilla Games have announced Killzone 3 DLC Steel Rain comes out on the PSN on 6th April. PSN plus users can get it for free whilst normal users can get it for €4.99. Steel Rain comes with 2 new multiplayer maps, Junkyard and Stahl Arms.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

Nintendo Announce Steel Diver Comes Out In The UK On 6th May

Nintendo have announced Steel Diver is coming out in the UK on 6th May.

Source: Nintendo UK

Capybara Games Have Released A New Gameplay Video For Might & Magic Clash of Heroes

Capybara Games have released a new gameplay video for Might & Magic Clash of Heroes. this video details some of the Basic Tactics of the game. Capybara have revealed the game will also come with 1v1 or 2v2 local and Online Multiplayer. Might & Magic Clash of Heroes originally came out on the iPhone and this HD Version will feature all new hand drawn 2D HD Art.

Source: US Playstation Blog

Guerrilla Games Detail Killzone 3 Patch 1.07 And Announce Custom Games

Guerilla Games have detailed the upcoming Killzone 3 1.07 patch. they hope to have this patch out by the end of the week. you can find details of this patch below, and under the patch notes will be details of the Custom Games.


  • Bullet Damage and Faster Aim ribbon now unlock correctly
  • Separate turn speeds for ADS on Primary weapons in Multiplayer
  • Increased Accuracy ribbon effectiveness has been lowered
  • Bullet Damage ribbon effectiveness has been lowered
  • The 3rd person revive beam now shows correctly
  • Bilgarsk Boulevard - preventing players getting stuck at spawn location
  • Akmir Snowdrift – fixed a problem where the speaker object can fall beneath a piece of geometry
  • Fixed a crash when joining a Guerrilla Warfare Clan match
  • Blood Gracht – Fix for a hang when the Recon ability was used

  • Fixed a crash while joining a Warzone game
  • Player gets directed to multiplayer lobby when being kicked from game due to inactivity
Adjustments to reduce the server load


  • MAWLR Graveyard –Improved collision around one of the Capture and Hold locations
  • Kaznan Jungle – Added a blocker around a tree to prevent player to use tree to jump out of the level
  • Bilgarsk Boulevard - Removed invisible collision of S&D objectives in Guerrilla Warfare
  • Bilgarsk Boulevard - Prevent players from accessing an advantageous position (above the ISA Base) and climb out of the level
Single Player Campaign
  • Scrapyard Shortcut - Mobile Factory – Fixed a hang to a red Debug screen upon the user reaching the Jetpack Troopers

  • Added a “Mute all” button
  • Updated icons and text on the Medals statistics
  • Fixed clipped text for moderator messages
  • The Faster Reload ribbon now updates properly on the Personal statistics page
  • The Increased Accuracy ribbon now updates properly on the Personal statistics page
  • The Bullet Damage ribbon now updates properly on the Personal statistics page
  • Fixes a hang when accepting a squad invite on the final results screen of an online game
  • Fixed the Pause functionality in Botzone on the Class selection screen
  • "Squad menu" is changed to "manage players” in the menu
  • Button configuration improvements - Swapped L1/L2 grenade and aim
  • Melee is now on the circle button
  • Multiplayer - Aim Lock will now time out after one second
  • Camera turn upped while using jetpack. Lowered for mounted weapons
Guerrilla Games have also announced they are bringing Custom Games to Killzone 3 Multiplayer. this will come in 2 phases, with the first part included in this update.


Phase One of Custom Games gives players the option to create unranked games with the choice of:
  • Game Mode
  • Map
  • Missions (Warzone only)
  • Mission Time (Warzone only)
  • Invite Squad members
  • Invite Enemy Squad Leader
  • This gives players the ability to create private matches, and playing with and against friends or a rival clan for instance. People who don’t get an invite to these games won’t be able to join through matchmaking.
Its not yet known when Phase 2 will come out and they are still working on what will be included, but for now this is what's coming in Phase 2:
  • More configuration options for missions in Warzone and Operations
  • Adjustable kill count for Guerrilla Warfare
  • Configurable Unlocks (choose which one you want to play with)
  • Configurable Classes (choose which one you want to play with)
  • Configurable Weapons, Abilities, Skills, Ribbons
  • Friendly Fire On/Off
  • Brutal Melee On/Off

Source: Killzone.com

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Monday 4th April

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 4th April

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 2nd And Sunday 3rd April http://ht.ly/1c1JLk
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 2nd And Sunday 3rd April http://ht.ly/1c1Pnx
  • JP Consoles, 3DS 50.710, PSP 50.479, PS3 28.973, Wii 11.808, DSiLL 9.760, DSi 8.604, 360 1.963 PS2 1.862 DS 730 PSPgo 616 http://ht.ly/4sAJq
  • Fiscal 2010 JP Console sales, PSP 2.640.499, DS 2.523.142, PS3 1.407.126, Wii 1.397498, 3DS 801.423, Xbox 360 195.563 http://ht.ly/4sAQY
  • UK Game Charts, Crysis 2, Zumba Fitness, Lego Star Wars III, Shift 2 Unleashed, Homefront, PGA Tour 12, WWE All Stars http://ht.ly/4sAUk
  • Group Anonymous announce they are starting a campaign against Sony following Sony's legal attacks on GeoHot + more http://ht.ly/4sAXO
  • Robin Antonick, the creator of the Madden NFL Football Game Series, is suing EA For Millions in owed Royalties + more http://ht.ly/4sG58
  • Rumoured picture of a upcoming iPad Nano chassis hint of a camera being added http://ht.ly/4sHq4
  • Angry Birds Rio has been downloaded over 10 Million times in 10 days, breaking new records http://ht.ly/4sHtD
  • Sony Online Entertainment announce PlanetSide Next is delayed, they're brining additional resources to its development http://ht.ly/4sHxk
  • A Job posting from Remedy has led to speculation that they're working on Alan Wake 2 http://ht.ly/4sKwx
  • The Australian Ratings Board has rated Burnout Crash for PS3 and 360, Speculation is its a Downloadable Burnout Game http://ht.ly/4sLRL
  • Its Reported THQ have let go over 30 people from their Kaos and Volition Studios http://ht.ly/4sLUq
  • Ninja Gaiden III's Yosuke Hayashi reveals the game will have a complex multiplayer mode, sinister Ryu + more http://ht.ly/4sO4g
  • QTE Blog: THQ And Volition Have Released A Gameplay Teaser Trailer For Saints Row The Third http://ht.ly/1c1Yt0
  • Android: Sony's Howard Stringer says their Android 3.0 Tablet is coming to USA this summer, Japan end of year http://ht.ly/4sPg6
  • PC: Super Meat Boy Gets Super Meat World Update, 140 user created levels added. Level Editor Beta coming soon http://ht.ly/4sPjZ
  • QTE Blog: THQ And Randon House Detail New Agreement To Create, Develop, And Publish IP Across Mediums http://ht.ly/1c21df
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Trailer For Battlefield Play4Free http://ht.ly/1c21de
  • 360: Epic say they hope to have around 1 Million people Beta testing Gears Of War 3 Online Multiplayer http://ht.ly/4sRHS
  • Panasonic will release the first rewritable 100GB Blu-Ray discs (BD-RE XL) in Japan for ¥10,000 http://ht.ly/4sHlN
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases http://ht.ly/1c2549
  • There are reports of PSN Outages as well as other Sony sites. Anonymous claim responsibility, Sony claims maintenance http://ht.ly/4sTUH
  • Anonymous release video saying they'll continue attacks on Sony until they are “completely satisfied with the outcome" http://ht.ly/4sTWy
  • 360: Hacker claims they got access to Xbox's Stephen Toulouse Live account over the weekend, says all accounts are open http://ht.ly/4sUib
  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Announce They Are Brining Final Fantasy V To The PSP And PS3 Via The PSN http://ht.ly/1c283I
  • What was thought to be an April fools from PopCap could turn out to be a game, Unpleasant Horse announcement soon http://ht.ly/4t0wZ
  • A linkedin profile on an EA employees lists FIFA 12 as coming to the X360, PS3, PS2, PSP, PSP2, PC, Wii, NDS, N3DS http://ht.ly/4t0zr