Monday, May 9, 2011

Nintendo Announce Scott Moffitt As VP of Sales & Marketing, Replaces Cammie Dunaway Who Left In October

Nintendo have announced the position of VP of Sales & Marketing has now been filled by Scott Moffitt. Scott takes over the position from 9th May (effectively he started today), a position that Cammie Dunaway previously held until she left last October. Scott Moffitt previously worked for the Henkel Consumer Goods for 5 years. Cammie Dunaway was usually present during Nintendo E3 Press Conferences and i suspect we'll be seeing Scott on stage during this years conference.

Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., May 9, 2011 - Nintendo of America is pleased to announce the hiring of a new executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. Effective May 9, Scott Moffitt will assume responsibility for sales and marketing activities for Nintendo throughout North America. Moffitt will work from Nintendo's office in Redwood City, Calif., and report to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.

Moffitt comes to Nintendo from Henkel Consumer Goods, where he oversaw North American operations for leading personal-care brands such as Dial, Right Guard, Tone and Pure & Natural. During his five years as senior vice president and general manager for the Personal Care division, he orchestrated an overhaul of the flagship Dial and Right Guard brands.

"Scott Moffitt makes a marvelous addition to the Nintendo team," Fils-Aime said. "His expertise in driving growth will be a terrific asset as we build momentum for the Nintendo 3DS system and continue to reach new audiences for the Wii console."

"Nintendo is a brand unlike any other," Moffitt said. "I look forward to helping shape the company's future for all kinds of players."

Moffitt's 20-plus years of leadership and marketing experience also include a formidable stint at PepsiCo, where he helped grow and revitalize the SoBe portfolio of brands and spearheaded the launch of Mountain Dew Code Red and AMP Energy Drink. As a marketing director and manager, he also oversaw product development and repositioning efforts for an array of top beverage brands, including Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Aquafina and Mug Old Fashioned Root Beer.

Moffitt holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Arizona State University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

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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 Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at

Activision Reveal The Boxart For Wipeout: In The Zone And Release New Screenshots

Activision have released new screenshots and revelaed the boxart for Wipeout: In The Zone. Wipeout: In The Zone is an upcoming Kinect game that uses Avatars are contestants. the screenshots show the avatars in action as well as familiar Wipeout challenges.


This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have detailed the games coming out this week in the USA on the WiiWare and DSiWare stores. in all there are 4 new games.


This is a 1 player only game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. you play as Kurt Hectic and have to save the universe. you team up with Dr Hawkins and Max and work together. you can play as each 3 characters and each have their own play style. there are 10 environments to explore.


Mighty Milky Way
This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 DSi Points. this is a puzzle game where you play as Luna. there are enemies to avoid and planets to destroy.

GO Series Tower of Deus
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this is a 2D platformer where you have to reach the top of a tower. this game is styled after platformers from the 1980's. there are 40 levels and 10 different Gothic style graphics.

This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. players use their camera to take pictures of friends and then play a wack a mole game with them.

Press Release

Whether you're roaming the city or camped out in the comfort of your living room, this week's new downloadable games invite you to virtually venture toward outer space for some wild intergalactic action. Mighty Milky Way for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service sends players on a planet-hopping mission filled with intrigue and adventure. Meanwhile, on the WiiWare™ service, MDK™2 features a trio of unlikely heroes who must join forces to protect Earth from a sinister alien threat. For fresh hand-held fun without the interstellar obstacles, a new retro-styled platformer and an irreverent picture-based game also make their Nintendo DSiWare debut this week.

Nintendo DSiWare

Mighty Milky Way
Publisher: WayForward
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Are you ready to pulse some planets and soar through space? With a pocket full of planet candy and a heart full of ennui, green-skinned cutie-pie Luna needs your help to accomplish her secret mission. Prepare for fever-pitched puzzles in another mighty game from WayForward. Luna uses her magical staff to create and destroy planets on a whim. Explode vicious space monsters, avoid sizzling electric barriers and grab all the delicious planet candy you can. But watch out for the T-Rex, Luna's arch-nemesis. His laser eyes are matched only by the awkwardness of his sketchy past.

GO Series Tower of Deus
Publisher: Gamebridge
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Overcome a deadly curse as you race to the top of the tower in this dark, atmospheric 2D platformer. The only way to release the curse is to reach the top before the clock runs out. Tower of Deus is modeled after an old-fashioned 2D platform game from the 1980s. Take control of a cursed man and race upwards. Go higher and higher inside a tower in a desperate race to break the curse. You'll need to overcome hordes of ghastly creatures and demons that lay in wait. Run, jump and fly your way to the top as time ticks away. There are 40 eerie levels with 10 types of gothic-style graphics - not for the faint-hearted.

Publisher: Agetec, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Crude Humor
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Players are able to use their Nintendo DSi™ systems to capture a picture of a friend or anything else they desire. The picture will be then used in targets that pop up from various holes. Players must use the stylus to tap them back into their holes. The faster this can be done - without making mistakes - the more combos are achieved. As players continue to earn combos, the picture on the top screen will begin to display graphical changes such as bruises, bugs, black eyes, bandages and scars. The simple game design and easy, intuitive controls make it a game that the whole family can enjoy.


Publisher: Interplay
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Animated Blood, Animated Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: Kurt Hectic must save the universe. He has teamed with the ingenious Dr. Hawkins and a six-legged, gun-toting robotic dog named Max. Together they must out-sneak, out-blast and out-think their enemies as they attempt to reclaim Earth from a vile alien menace. Play as all three characters, each with its own distinct style of game play. Save the world with unique gadgets and weaponry such as the Black Hole Grenade and the Sniper Shield. Ten massive environments will immerse you in an eccentric and wacky world. A captivating and humorous storyline unfolds through each level, all the way to the grand finale. Sniper mode allows you to shoot an enemy in the eye from more than a mile away. Solve puzzles to create deadly weaponry with the brilliant mind of Dr. Hawkins. Sneak, snipe and shoot with Kurt's suit, which is equipped with a cloaking device.

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

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 7th And Sunday 8th April

This is all the news From The Weekend Of Saturday 7th And Sunday 8th April.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 7th And Sunday 8th May

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 6th May
  • Xbox2: EA dismiss report they have a dev kit for the next Xbox, say its 100% not true
  • QTE Blog: Sony Announce Restoration Of The PSN Has Been Delayed, No New Date Given
  • Two veteran members of Anonymous have said some element of the organisation was likely behind the PSN attacks
  • The Australian ratings board have rated a Sonic Generations demo. no Sega announcement as yet
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases
  • Ubisoft reveal Rayman Origins is coming out at Retail this holiday season. has 4 player co-op, accessible game
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce Family Game Night 4: The Game Show Video Game
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Have Released A New Pokémon Black And White Trailer Showing Differences Between Them
  • 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 good to see a story from the site making it into the top 9, its kind a shame it follows several other posts in the top 9 by focusing on the continuing PSN and now Sony Online Entertainment issues. Other news that made it include more Wii2 rumours, a new Might And Magic...possibly, and news on Saints Row Drive By

9 A Resume on Linkedin mentions that Saints Row Drive By has been cancelled.

8 Sony Online Entertainment have suspended their services after they found an issue that needed to be looked at

7 Superannuation found new Might And Magic website registered by Ubisoft. unknown is Raiders is DLC, Downloadable, or game

6 Wii2: rumoured it only has 8GB Flash Memory built in, uses 25GB Discs (bluray?), stream games to touch screen controller

5 QTE Blog: Sony Announce Restoration Of The PSN Has Been Delayed, No New Date Given

4 JP Consoles, PSP 49.162, 3DS 23.038, PS3 19.033 Wii 7.866, DSiLL 7.064 DSi 6.214, 360 1.891, PS2 1.163, DS 283, PSPgo 265

3 Two veteran members of Anonymous have said some element of the organisation was likely behind the PSN attacks

2 There are reports the Japanese PSN is back online for some people, no official confirmation from Sony Japan

1 PS3: its rumoured when the PSN returns, a PS3 update will also come bringing Cross game chat, in game video chat + more