Monday, May 30, 2011

This Weeks USA WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

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

Virtual Console

Super Adventure Island
This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 Wii Points. This game originally came out on the Super Nintendo. You play as Master Higgins and have to save Jeanie Jungle, who was turned to stone, by defeating Dark Cloak.


FAST – Racing League
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. this is a racing game, similar to WipEout, that supports split screen multiplayer.

WiiWare Demos



House M.D. - Globetrotting
This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 DSi Points. in this game you have to save a TV Host from dying. to do this you have to diagnose, interview, and run tests.

B Team - Episode 1: Dust & Steel
This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 DSi Points. this is a squad based shooter where players control a small army. you have to lead them through an onslaught of enemy troops.

Valet Parking 1989
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. you have to park and deliver cars as fast as possible. the game is set in California and features a story mode and endless mode.

Press Release

This week's new downloadable games for Nintendo systems include two different ways to get behind the wheel – one futuristic, the other retro. In FAST – Racing League for the WiiWare™ service, players can fast-forward 100 years into the future to experience antigravity racing thrills. In Valet Parking 1989™ for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service, they can jump back a couple of decades to strategically handle a host of vintage '80s automobiles. For those who prefer hospitals instead of hot rods, House M.D. - Globetrotting gives Nintendo DSi™ owners a way to immerse themselves in a rich medical drama. And for timeless console fun, the Super NES™ classic Super Adventure Island is now playable on the Wii™ system via the Virtual Console™ service. Whatever your gaming appetite demands, these great new downloads can help you kick off your summer with a smile.


FAST – Racing League
Publisher: Shin'en Multimedia
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: In the year 2112, the masses are fascinated by extreme high-speed races. The latest antigravity racing technology introduced phase-shifting. Perfectly phase-matching tracks and racing machines is the key to survival. Prepare yourself for a whole new racing experience at breakneck speeds. Push your skills to the limit to win races and beat records. Challenge your friends to an all-out split-screen competition. Compete against ruthless opponents and race to the top of all leagues. Warm up your engines – the future is now.

BIT.TRIP VOID (demo version)
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 0 Wii Points; full version available for 600 Wii Points
Description: BIT.TRIP VOID is the third installment in the retro-arcade BIT.TRIP saga. BIT.TRIP VOID is a synesthetic exploration of rhythm and music as they pertain to our everyday lives and moods. In a control scheme that's new to the series yet wholly familiar to gamers, players are given complete freedom to move about the screen wherever they desire and interact with the music in new ways. The classic game-play aesthetic remains – color and the absence of color are explored to the fullest. Trip out in four-player co-op and get lost in the beat with a friend. See if you can survive the onslaught of Beats and further your own BIT.TRIP.

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

Virtual Console™

Super Adventure Island
Original platform: SNES
Publisher: Hudson Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Adventure Island is a mysterious and beautiful land that has many hidden dangers. The hero of the island, Master Higgins, protects its inhabitants from many deadly creatures. He has restored peace to the uncharted island on many occasions. But something terrible has happened. While Master Higgins and Jeanie Jungle were stargazing, a dangerous entity known only as Dark Cloak turned Jeanie to stone. Master Higgins must venture toward Dark Cloak's castle at the foot of Ice Mountain to rescue her.

Nintendo DSiWare™

House M.D. - Globetrotting
Publisher: Legacy Interactive
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Drug Reference, Sexual Themes
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Whenever a patient is dying and no one can find any answers, the elite Diagnostic Medicine department at Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital must follow all leads to uncover the truth. Patients and family members lie to protect their own peculiar secrets, and the most unlikely clues sometimes can lead to answers. Dr. Gregory House and his team race to unravel a new medical mystery. An aging TV host seems to care less about his own health than his fame and reputation. Track down the correct diagnosis by interviewing and examining the patient, running lab tests and even performing surgery. Every piece of evidence reveals part of the solution, so careful observation and analysis are key. The clock is ticking – be prepared for multiple twists and turns as you solve the case.

B Team - Episode 1: Dust & Steel
Publisher: Subdued Software
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Use of Tobacco, Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: B Team - Episode 1: Dust & Steel is a humorous, action-packed squad-based shooter in which players control a small private army whose soldiers were hired from all over the world. Lead your platoon through an onslaught of commandos, voodoo warriors, dangerous guerillas… and that's just the beginning. When the action gets too intense to manage on your own, hook up with a friend in multiplayer mode to battle your way through the bullets. While intense action is the game's chief focus, its multiple weapons, upgradeable equipment and destructible environment further enrich the experience.

Valet Parking 1989
Publisher: Zordix AB
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Language, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Valet Parking 1989 combines fun driving with the humor and style of the late 1980s. Park and deliver cars as fast as possible in this time-management puzzle game. The setting is California, where glamorous celebrities let you park their radical sports cars and luxurious limousines. Play the movie-like story mode to unlock levels for endless play. Earn money to buy a cool car and drive it to the beach in style. Don't let the VIP guests wait any longer. Put on your vest and push the pedal to the metal.

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

EA Have Released A New Trailer For The Sims 3 Parodying The Hangover Movies

EA have released a new trailer for The Sims 3. by using the game, they have created a trailer that Parodies the Hangover Movies.

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Grip Games Announce One Epic Game For Playstation Minis, Coming Out In July

Grip Games have announced One Epic Game for Playstation Minis. One Epic Game is a perpetual motion game, if your unfamiliar with this genre some other games in this genre include Canabalt and Dalton. the game features Zombies, fantasy, nuclear wasteland, and World War II, but in a parody style. you play as Alpha Dog who must chase the villain across the levels, often breaking the 4th wall along the way.

Players have to run through the levels and complete certain tasks, all this whilst avoiding obstacles, gaps, and killing enemies. the games tempo also increases the longer players run for. the game comes with a main story mode, a 24 challenge mode, and a free run mode.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 28th And Sunday 29th May

This is all the news From The Weekend Of Saturday 28th And Sunday 29th May.

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Codemasters Have Released A New Trailer For Dirt 3

Codemasters have released a new trailer for Dirt 3. the trailer shows the many different cars and styles of racings in the game. several tracks and weather/day conditions are also shown in the trailer.

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Sega Announce The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut Exclusively For The PS3

Sega announce they are bringing the Wii game, The House of the Dead: OVERKILL, exclusively to the PS3. The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut will have 3D Support, Playstation Move Support, and HD Graphics. the game will also come with 2 brand new scenarios, as well as the original 7. The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut comes out on 28th October across the EU and 25th October in the USA Exclusively on the PS3.


Source: USA Sega Blog

Epic Have Released A New Gears Of War 3 Campaign Trailer

Epic have released a new trailer for Gears Of War 3. this trailer uses in-game cutscenes to detail some of the games story, action, characters, and enemies.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 28th And Sunday 29th May

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 27th May
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 27th May
  • Atari announce Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale expected to come to PSN after 31st May to due being in release que
  • A Teaser trailer for Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm has leaked onto the internet
  • PS3: Sucker Punch reveal inFamous 1 trophies will affect inFamous 2, some bring changes in dialogues, items + more
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Have Released A New Character Trailer For Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
  • Kaz Hirai, Sony doesn't know who attacked the PSN, investigation with FBI continues. Credit Card info maybe not taken
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A Gameplay Video For Alice: Madness Returns Showing Combat
  • QTE Blog: Sony Reveal The Official Wireless Stereo Headset For The PS3, Coming September For $99.99
  • QTE Blog: Insomniac Announce The Resistance Dual Pack Is Coming To The USA on 5th July For $39.99
  • QTE Blog: Insomniac Announce The UK/EU Release Dates For Resistance 3 And Detail Bonuses And Special Editions
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Screenshots For FIFA 12 And Showed Off The New Player Impact Engine
  • QTE Blog: Zoo Entertainment Have Released The Second Character Video For Fireburst
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Character Trailer For SSX Introducing Elise Riggs
  • QTE Blog: Majesco Announce Hulk Hogan’s Main Event For Xbox 360 Kinect
  • QTE Blog: Neverrealm Studios Announce The First DLC Pack For Mortal Kombat Brings Classic Character Skins And Fatalities
  • QTE Blog: Sega Announce Shinobi Is Coming Exclusively To The Nintendo 3DS This September
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Reveal The User Chosen Boxart For Xenoblade Chronicles And Release A New Trailer
  • QTE Blog: Warner Bros. Have Released A New F.E.A.R.3. Multiplayer Trailer showing Contraction Mode
  • Mac: Its rumoured Apple have been testing their A5 Processor in Macbook Air's, Intel Sandy Bridge processor also rumoured
  • Samsung have asked to see the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 in their court case with Apple to avoid their products looking the same
  • The ESRB Has Rated Final Fantasy V. coming to PS1 Classics. game was already announced for a EU Release
  • Wii: its rumoured a Nintendo representative mentioned at the London MCM Expo that The Last Story IS Coming To The EU
  • Poland Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, has presented President Barack Obama with a copy of The Witcher 2
  • Swedish Newspaper publishes story on Grin Demise and how its all Square Enix Fault. say they never paid Grin + much more
  • 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. It was great to see a couple of posts from the site make it into this weeks top 9. new on the PSN and Xbox 360 update unsurprisingly make it into the top 9. the real surprise is the interest in the new Shinobi 3DS Game. News of Sony working on the PS4 didn't get as high up the charts as I thought it would.

9 QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 26th May

8 PS3: Dirt 3 cannot be played online due to the PSN Store being down, a code has to be redeemed

7 360: The Xbox Spring Dashboard update is out now across the UK.

6 QTE Blog: Sony Announce The UK PSN Will Be Down For Maintenance From 4pm Today Till 00.00 Tomorrow

5 QTE Blog: Sega Announce Shinobi Is Coming Exclusively To The Nintendo 3DS This September

4 Sony Announce the PSN will be back online across Asia from tomorrow. South Korea and Hong Kong launch delayed

3 PS3: Speculation is the PSN Store will be back online on Wednesday after Sony confirms PSN Maintenance for Tuesday

2 PS4: Sony have confirmed work has already begun on their next console. no hint of a release given

1 UK Game Charts top 7, L.A. Noire, Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean, Brink, Zumba Fitness, The Witcher 2, Crysis 2, Portal 2