Monday, April 18, 2011

Naughty Dog Announce The Uncharted 3 Beta Starts 28th June And Detail New Multiplayer Features

Naughty Dog have announced the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta will start on 28th June 2011. The Beta will be global for those with Playstation Plus. Naughty Dog have released a new trailer for the multiplayer part of Uncharted 3 and it shows 2 levels, The Airstrip and The Chateau. The Chateau is a traditional multiplayer map, with multiple levels taking advantage of the traversal in Uncharted. The Airstrip is 2 parts. the first part takes place on a cargo plane and a truck convoy. the second part takes place in a hanger that occasionally gets strafed by fighter planes.

As Well as announcing a Multiplayer Beta, Naughty Dog have detailed some of the multiplayer aspects in the game, some of which are shown in the trailer. some new game modes include Three Team Deathmatch, where its 2 vs 2 vs 2. the other new mode is Free For All. another new feature is Late To Join. this drops players into multiplayer matches already running where there is space. A Big addition for Uncharted 3 is split screen online multiplayer, where 2 people on a couch can play under their own PSN ID's in several online multiplayer modes. Uncharted 3 will also come with a Buddy System option where you can share each others success.

Naughty Dog are also bringing over Uncharted 2 systems like the booster system. in uncharted 3 there will be new main boosters as well as new Paid Boosters. Uncharted 3 will have indepth customisation options for characters, logo's, and weapons, all of which are shown in the demo.

Naughty Dog is implementing changes into how a game is won. its now possible to have it so if the timer runs out and the scores are tied or very close, the game will go into Overtime. if its still too close to call, Sudden Death happens. During a match there are times when 1 team gets too far ahead. now there are Power Plays that will help the team behind catch up, but if the team ahead is good they can use this period to earn even more money.


The Final reveal today was an update on the social features in the game. Cinema Mode lets you create clips from matches and upload them to your YouTube or Facebook account. Uncharted TV will stream some selected videos to you. there is a feed in the Star Up menu that shows your friends and their uploads. You can use Facebook to invite players to your game or post screenshots of your customised character. you can also post treasures to your Facebook wall that your Facebook friends can click to unlock content in their Uncharted 3 game.

Source: USA PSN Blog And USA Today

Nintendo Have Released New Screenshots For Solatorobo: Red the Hunter

Nintendo have released new screenshots for the upcoming DS game, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. these screenshots are in-game and show several aspects of the game. battles, conversations, and level traversal are all shown.


This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo USA have detailed the games coming out today on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare Stores.  in all there are 5 new games and 1 new demo.

Virtual Console

Mega Man X
This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 Wii Points. this is the 1994 Super Nintendo version of the game. This game is set in the future of Mega Man, here the last robot of Dr Light is found and brought back to life. but when Dr Cain tries to implement those designs in his Reploids it all goes wrong leaving X to save the day.


My Little Baby
This is a 1 player only game that costs 600 Wii Points. in this game you have to look after a baby.

WiiWare Demo



GO Series Captain Sub
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this is an underwater adventure and you play as a yellow submarine. you explore caverns, attack creatures, and make your way to the underwater boss.

DodoGo! Robo
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this is a puzzle game where you play as a Robo-Egg and have to collect the icons scattered around the puzzle.

Music on: Learning Piano Volume 2
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. the top screen has a simple music score and the touch screen has a piano. you have to play 15 classical songs.

Press Release

Originally released in 1994 for the Super NES™ console, Mega Man™ X is widely recognized as a classic of the 16-bit gaming era. Starting this week, Wii™ owners can discover – or rediscover – the game's timeless platforming fun via the Virtual Console™ service. For a different brand of retro-styled action with a contemporary twist, players can also try out a demo version of BIT.TRIP CORE, now available for download on the WiiWare™ service for zero Wii Points™. Meanwhile, new hand-held game offerings for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service include GO Series Captain Sub, a treasure-seeking underwater adventure that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere on the portable Nintendo DSi™ system.

Virtual Console

Mega Man X
Original platform: Super NES
Publisher: Capcom
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: The future of Mega Man has arrived. Hundreds of years after his death, Dr. Light's final creation is discovered. Released from his capsule by Dr. Cain, X is born into a future world where robot rebellions are a thing of the past. But when Dr. Cain tries to implement Dr. Light's designs into a new series of Reploids, something goes horribly wrong. Now the future lies on the brink of destruction, and X must use all of his newfound powers and abilities to hunt down the maverick Reploids and their leader, Sigma, before the human race is wiped from the planet.


My Little Baby
Publisher: dtp young entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 600 Wii Points
Description: Have you always dreamed of having a cute little baby to lovingly care for? Now is your chance. Your little bundle of joy smiles at you gleefully, and you have to do everything you can to make sure it develops and grows in a healthy manner. Changing, bathing and feeding are as much a part of your duties as shopping, preparing meals, rocking your baby to sleep, playtime, dressing and teaching it to crawl and walk. But above all, what your little angel needs is your love and attention. All this, plus an enormous selection of toys, clothes and other objects, will make your little one the happiest baby in the whole wide world.

BIT.TRIP CORE (demo version)
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 600 Wii Points
Description: BIT.TRIP CORE continues the BIT.TRIP saga in this retro-arcade-style game. BIT.TRIP CORE is an exciting action/rhythm game that's best played while zoning out on the tunes and letting the visuals swallow you whole. The experience is inspired by games from the '80s, but with a modern twist. The game play is entirely new to the series, leaving the single-axis controls of BIT.TRIP BEAT behind in favor of the ability to control two axes. If the difficulty gets you down, grab a friend and play cooperatively in two-player multiplayer mode. (Additional controllers are required for multiplayer features and are sold separately.)

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

Nintendo DSiWare

GO Series Captain Sub
Publisher: Gamebridge
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Search the depths of the sea for lost treasure in this charming underwater adventure. Take control of a yellow submarine equipped with a mechanical arm that can grab treasure off the sea floor. Explore an underwater labyrinth of caverns and caves littered with treasures but surrounded by deadly sea creatures. Fire missiles forward to attack creatures in front and launch missiles upward to fend off dangers from above. Keep an eye out for keys that can unlock doors to deeper caverns as you gradually make your way to the hidden chamber where the giant underwater boss awaits.

DodoGo! Robo
Publisher: Neko Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Entertaining and accessible to everyone, DodoGo! Robo is a puzzle game in which you have to use your head to avoid getting broken. There's no need to have any knowledge of previous games to explore this new installment in the DodoGo! series. Become the well-known Robo-Egg and collect the maximum number of icons scattered around new puzzle levels. Use the stylus to help your Robo progress, then click on the Play button to see the result. You can even change your route until your Robo picks up all the icons for the level you are playing.

Music on: Learning Piano Volume 2
Publisher: Abylight
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: The entire orchestra follows your performance of 15 great classics. By playing each day, your ability may increase. Earn the bronze, silver and gold medals for each song, completing all different levels. A simplified music score is shown on the upper screen and a full piano keyboard appears on the touch screen, guiding beginners note by note. Songs include classic compositions by Bach, Tchaikovsky and Chopin.

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

Sega Announce Sonic Generations For The Playstation 3 And Xbox 360

Sega have announced Sonic Generations for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Sonic Generations celebrates 20 years of Sonic The Hedgehog and will feature both the modern looking Sonic The hedgehog and a Sonic that looks more like the Original. The game is set in 3 different eras from the 20 years of Sonic The Hedgehog. The story behind Sonic Generations is that a new power has created "Time Holes" which has pulled the modern Sonic and his friends back through time. Modern Sonic will need to work with his Younger Self to save the day.

The original 2D levels have been re-built in HD and can be played in both 2D Sidescrolling, much like the original games, and in the modern 3D Game style. Each Sonic will have their own special moves, Spin Dash and Spin Attack for Classic Sonic, and Homing Attack and Sonic Boost for Modern Sonic. Favourite characters and hidden treasures will be gradually revealed as you play.

Press Release

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (April 18th, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. & SEGA® America, Inc., today announced details of Sonic Generations™, the highly anticipated video game title in development to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary. Delivering the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans old and new, Sonic Generations™ sees Sonic the Hedgehog playable as both the much loved classic 1991 character, and the modern day video game hero he has become in this exciting new fast paced adventure. Sonic Generations™ will speed into stores for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system later this year.

Set across three defining eras from 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog video game history, the instantly recognisable environments of Sonic Generations™ have been re-built in stunning HD and are now playable in both classic side scrolling 2D from 1991, as well as modern 3D style found in Sonic’s most recent adventures. Each incarnation of Sonic in Sonic Generations™ comes complete with his trademark special move, Spin Dash and Spin Attack for Classic Sonic, and Homing Attack and Sonic Boost for Modern Sonic. An innovative new interactive menu system allows for complete immersion in Sonic’s universe with favourite characters and hidden treasures gradually being revealed throughout the game.

“Sonic Generations will certainly be a fitting celebration for Sonic’s 20th Anniversary” commented David Corless, Global Brand Director for Sonic. “By having the classic 1991 Sonic that many fans know and love team up with his modern day incarnation, we are bringing back the nostalgia of the early days of Sonic and combining it with the innovation and stunning HD technology of the modern gaming era. Sonic Generations will bring to life the last twenty years of Sonic’s universe in a truly unique and imaginative way”

Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power creates ‘time holes’ which pull him and his friends back through time. As a result he encounters some surprises from his past history including Classic Sonic, Sonic as he appeared in 1991. Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic must defeat this strange new enemy, save their friends, and find out who really is behind this diabolical deed...

For more information please visit

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at

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Konami Have Released New Screenshots And Character Art For Silent Hill Downpour

Konami have released new screenshots for Silent Hill Downpour. the screenshots show some of the locations in the game whilst the artwork are for Anne and Murphy.



Konami Announce Castlevania: Lords of Shadow DLC, Reverie, Is Coming Out Across Europe This Week

Konami have announced the Reverie DLC for Castlevania: Lords Of Shadows is coming out this week across Europe. it will come out on the 19th April on Xbox Live for 800 MS Points and then on the PS3 on 20th April. Reverie is the first planned DLC for Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow.

Press Release

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH today announced its first DLC for the best-selling Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will be released this week across Europe.

The Xbox LIVE Arcade version will be released on April 19th for 800 Microsoft Points, with the PlayStation Network version arriving the following day. Reverie is the first of two planned DLC packs for the reinvigorated Castlevania series, and sees Gabriel return to the castle where he overthrew the Vampire Queen.

KONAMI will detail dates for the second DLC - entitled Resurrection - shortly.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 16th And Sunday 17th April

This is all the news From The Weekend Of Saturday 16th And Sunday 17th April.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 16th And Sunday 17th April

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday15th April
  • Wii2: Codenamed Project Cafe, 3 core IBM PowerPC CPU, 6 inch touchscreen controller + camera+buttons+Wii Sensor Bar
  • QTE Blog: Valve Have Released A New Portal 2 "Viral" Trailer For Long Fall Boots
  • Wii2: also rumoured to stream games from console to controller, controller has 2 analogue sticks, trigger buttons
  • Wii2: Ubisoft, Activision, EA reportedly working on games, had dev kits for months, has motion controls better than Move
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases
  • QTE Blog: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment Have Detailed The Multiplayer Modes In F.E.A.R.3
  • Wii: GAME cuts price of Wii in UK to £99.98 in sale, mirrors price cut. GAME say cut not due to Wii2
  • Wii: Target rumoured to drop price of Wii to $169.99 from Monday, Speculated to be precursor to official price drop
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Motorstorm Apocalypse Comes Out In The USA On 3rd May
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Revealed The Boxart For Alice: Madness Returns
  • THQ have registered new URL's that lead to speculation Metro 2034 will be renamed Metro 2033: Last Light
  • 360: A Rumoured Batman XBLA game emerges after Warner files new URL Registrations, Red Hoods, Knight Fell, Imposters Hush
  • QTE Blog: TellTale Announce Puzzle Agent Is Coming To The PS3 On 19th April
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Kevin Butler Advert For SOCOM 4: US Navy Seals
  • QTE Blog: Media Molecule Announce There Are Now Over 4 Million User Created PS3 Little Big Planet Levels
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Have Detailed Yesterdays Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Patch
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week

QTE Tweets Of The Week

This is the top 9 most clicked news stories from the QTE Gamers Twitter Stream. Its a shame no posts from the site made it into the top 9 this week. The number 1 story was ahead by some way but the main surprise was the Wii 2 news not making it in as I thought at least 1 story would make it in.

9 Sony's Jack Tretton says you have to be cutting edge when launching a platform if your gonna last a decade + more

8 360: Pictures have emerged of the Halo Reach disc Xbox Live System Update Testers are trying out

7 Bethesda announce a new patch is coming to Fallout: New Vegas, before the upcoming DLC is released, crashed/bug fixes

6 Wii: The Japan Boxart for Pandora's Tower has been revealed, Ende character looks like Noctis from Final Fantasy VS XIII

5 360: Its rumoured Xbox Live preview program testers will get to try out Avatar Kinect and Hulu Plus Features

4 PS3: SOCOM 4 review scores are live. its getting a wide range of scores, some examples are 3/10, 6/10 and 8/10

3 Capcom announce Marvel Vs Capcom 3 IS getting more DLC, they meant to say Super Street Fighter IV is getting no DLC

2 iPhone: more rumours point the iPhone 5 coming out in September/ late 2011 or even early 2012. could come out with PSP2

1 Portal 2 ARG is ending, but one final test needs to be completed, doing so unlocks game early