Monday, June 6, 2011

Crytek Reveal Codename: Kingdom Is Now Ryse And Release A New Trailer Showing Kinect Gameplay

Crytek have announced Codename: Kingdom is now Ryse. They have released a new trailer for the game that appears to show the game is set during the fall of Rome. the start of the trailer is cinematic and the end shows Kinect Gameplay. The Kinect uses your whole body to control your in-game character.

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EA Have Released New Screenshots For Need For Speed The Run

EA have released new screenshots for Need For Speed The Run. the screenshots hint towards some free running sections in the game as well as some sort of fighting. the screenshots do show some cars and helicopter chases.


Bethesda Have Released New Screenshots For The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

Bethesda have released new screenshots for The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. these screenshots are in-game and mostly show different locations and monsters in the world.


343 Industries Announce Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Comes Out 15th November FOr $39.99

343 Industries, Saber Interactive, and Certain Affinity have announced Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for the Xbox 360. coming out 15th November, worldwide, for $39.99, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary celebrates the 10th anniversary iof Halo: Combat Evolved on the original Xbox. The game has been remastered with new audio and visuals, but will come with a toggle that will put the original graphics and sound back on. there will be the full 1,000 achievement points to unlock as well as new backstories, that will told with a motion comic, that tie into Halo 4.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will come with 6 classic Halo: Combat Evolved maps reimagined using the Halo Reach engine. you will also be able to play through the story in co-op for the first time.

Press Release

itle: “Halo: Combat


Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Developer: 343 Industries/Saber Interactive Inc./Certain Affinity Inc.

Format: DVD for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system; Xbox LIVE-enabled

ESRB Rating: Pending

Price: $39.99 (U.S.) ERP

Availability: Nov. 15, 2011 (worldwide)

“Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” is a spectacularly remastered version of the original “Halo” campaign, created in celebration of the 10th anniversary of one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history. With a bounty of new features including cooperative play over Xbox LIVE, a bundle of some of the most beloved multiplayer maps in “Halo” history reimagined for Xbox LIVE, new challenges and a new story to uncover, “Halo: Anniversary” is a must-have experience, coming exclusively to Xbox 360 on Nov. 15, 2011.

Developed by 343 Industries in collaboration with Saber Interactive and Certain Affinity, “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” immerses you in the landmark campaign and genre-defining multiplayer game that helped revolutionize the first-person shooter genre and sparked one of the most iconic science-fiction universes of all time.

Features: Top features include the following:

Stunningly remastered campaign. Relive the award-winning adventure that defined “Halo: Combat Evolved” as one of the best games of the decade with breathtaking next-gen graphics and audio remastered for the Xbox 360. Engage in epic-scale battles against the backdrop of the eponymous “Halo” ringworld, and relive nostalgic memories with the ability to toggle Classic mode to play the original version.
Online campaign co-op. For the first time, experience the story that started it all with a friend on Xbox LIVE and launch a cooperative assault against the Covenant, whether you live across the street or halfway around the world. [*Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for online multiplayer.]
Classic “Halo” multiplayer maps reimagined. Wage battle on six detailed remakes of some of the most beloved “Halo” multiplayer maps of all time, and bring the fight to the Covenant on a stunning and resonant new Firefight map.1 Remastered in the “Halo: Reach” engine and inspired by maps from “Halo: Combat Evolved” and “Halo 2,” these iconic battlefields reignite the heart-pounding multiplayer action of the original favorites and let you relive epic confrontations like you’ve never experienced them.
Developed in collaboration with Certain Affinity, the new multiplayer maps are included on the “Halo: Anniversary” game disc, which means players will not need to own the original “Halo: Reach” game to play. The first of the new remakes to be revealed at E3 Expo 2011 will be the fan-favorite map Damnation.
New challenges and enhanced story. Unlock up to 1,000 Achievement points as you clash with online opponents and battle through the campaign, and uncover never-before-revealed backstories told in motion-graphic form that foreshadow new mysteries in the story of “Halo 4.”

More information on “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” will be revealed at Halo Fest, which coincides with PAX Prime 2011 Aug. 26 through 28 in Seattle, Wash.

About “Halo”

The “Halo” franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has since inspired multiple New York Times bestselling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.

Published by Microsoft Studios, the “Halo” franchise of games is exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network. To date, more than 40 million copies of “Halo” games have been sold worldwide, driving more than 3.3 billion hours of gameplay by people connected to Xbox LIVE.

1 Xbox LIVE Gold Membership required for online multiplayer gameplay.

343 Industries Announce Halo 4, The Beginning Of A New Trilogy

343 Industries and Microsoft have announced Halo 4, the first game in a new Halo Trilogy. they have released a new teaser trailer, shown below. it starts with Cortana trying to wake Master Chief and him springing back to live, before moving on to them escaping and finding they're not alone. Halo 4 is set to come out Holiday, Winter ish, 2012.

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Arrowhead And Paradox Announce PvP Comes To Magika On 21st June For Free

Arrowhead and Paradox have announced PvP, Player vs Player, is coming to Magicka for free from 21st June. this update will also bring a new arena, Havindir, and training grounds. also coming out on 21st June is a new map pack which includes maps for the challenge modes and for PvP. The PvP update brings Classic Deathmatch, Brawl Mode, and Kreitor mode to PvP.

Press Release

And E3 2011 Los Angeles , June 6th, 2011 – Fellow mages, in these next couple weeks, start making a hit list of friends who have done you wrong, because the chance for glorious retribution will be coming sooner than you think. The warlocks of Paradox Interactive and Arrowhead Game Studios today announced that the highly anticipated Player vs. Player game mode for Magicka will go live on June 21 and will be available at no charge for owners of the definitive “blow-up-your-friend simulator.”

View the new Magicka PvP gameplay trailer here:

At PvP launch, players will be able to wreak havoc in the Havindir Arena and Training Ground maps, and a new Reservoir wizard robe will be available (if you’re stuck being Pink, just remember that you know where the diamonds are).

Available for sale at PvP launch will be the all-new Final Frontier Map Pack, which will include the Vulcanus Arena for both Challenge and PvP modes (nerve pinch not included). As if that wasn’t enough, a chilling Frozen Lake map and a “stop staring at me, you’re freaking me out” Watch Tower map will also be available. Players will also be able to don new robes suited for the new PvP game modes- a tank robe, a support robe and rogue robe.

Magicka’s PvP will come in three different flavors:

Classic Deathmatch:
Instead of accidentally zapping your companions, you kill them on purpose! It’s every wizard for himself as up to four physically inept beings duke it out in a one mage takes all battle.

Brawl mode:
In Brawl, each player/team only has a set number of lives, and the last ma…wizard standing wins. Just make sure your “friends” don’t squander those precious lives.

Kreitor mode:
A fiendish new mode named after a clever Magicka fan who modded the game, the round based Kreitor mode unlocks Magicks at special intervals during the match, forcing players to come up with new strategies as new spells become available.
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THQ Announce The uDraw Game Tablet Is Coming To The PS3 And Xbox 360 This November

THQ have announced they are bringing the uDraw Game Tablet to the PS3 and Xbox 360 this November. these new tablets features a stylus with greater sensitivity, HD Art, motion features, and touch screen abilities (pinch and stretch for example). these new tablets will come with new software called uDraw Studio: Instant Artist. this software will come with tutorials and will make it easier to share images online. Pictionary: Ultimate Edition is also set to come out before the year for the new uDraw Game Tablet.

Press Release

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jun 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) - The revolutionary uDraw GameTablet®from THQ (NASDAQ: THQI), which has defined an entirely new category of gaming by offering unbridled creativity on a video game console, will come to the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 consoles this fall, it was announced today by Brian Farrell, THQ's President and CEO.

For its planned November debut worldwide on the Xbox 360 and PS®3, uDrawTM will adopt an entirely new look: a sleek, contemporary design that incorporates console controls directly into the uDraw GameTablet. Enhanced capabilities add to the uDraw's dramatic new appearance, including high-definition art creation and gameplay; a stylus with greater sensitivity for more detailed results; motion features; longer drawing time; plus direct touch-screen control that incorporates pinch-and-stretch and rotation features.

THQ will display its new uDraw GameTablet for Xbox 360 and PS3 during the upcoming E3 Expo from June 7-9 in Los Angeles, alongside the enormously popular uDraw for WiiTM. THQ has shipped 1.7 million units of uDraw for Wii to retailers worldwide since its launch in November.

"As soon as we introduced uDraw last year, Xbox 360 and PS3 fans began asking when they could experience it, too - and beginning this fall, they can," Farrell said. "The uDraw offers amazing innovation and opens new doors of artistic possibility. There's no console-based artistic tool like it."

A new version of uDraw StudioTMsoftware - called uDraw Studio: Instant ArtistTM- will bring the core functions of the uDraw GameTablet to life on your television. It is also scheduled to be available this fall, and will come bundled with the new uDraws. This enhanced artistic software package offers expansive guided tutorials to teach many of the basics of art and design, as well as a more intuitive interface that keeps art tools right on screen at all times. Using the new uDraw Studio: Instant Artist on uDraw for Xbox 360 and PS3, artists will be able to more easily send and share images online.

THQ is also in production on a number of new uDraw titles planned for the next six months, both for the new HD-capable uDraw as well as the uDraw GameTablet for Wii. The games all take advantage of the device's unique play patterns and functionality.

Before the end of the year, the fast-growing library of uDraw titles will include Pictionary: Ultimate Edition, a new, high-tech version of the classic game of quick sketches and crazy guesses, which will feature new clues - and new functionality - exclusively created for the uDraw on Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. For Wii, Pictionary has been one of uDraw's most popular games.

Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation's The Penguins of MadagascarTM will start up an all new, super-secret operation that brings their inimitable brand of humor to the uDraw GameTablet for Wii. Players will lead "Team Penguin" on a zany adventure through the zoo and beyond in a brand-new story that brings them face to face with a nemesis who's making a surprise return.

The new titles are scheduled to join SpongeBob SquigglePants, Kung Fu Panda 2, Dood's Big AdventureTM and the original Pictionary in an ever-growing lineup that spotlights the virtually unlimited creative and play power of the uDraw GameTablet. THQ plans to introduce additional titles for uDraw throughout 2011 and 2012.

Already, thousands of uDraw artists from around the world have contributed to a growing collection of inspired artwork that can be seen online at

The uDraw GameTablet for Xbox 360 and PS3 is scheduled to be available in time for the holiday season, joining the uDraw for Wii - which is now available worldwide - as the ultimate creative device for video game consoles. Discover more about the uDraw GameTabletonline at or by visiting the World of uDraw Facebook page.

About THQ

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products can be found at

THQ, uDraw, uDraw GameTablet and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. PICTIONARY and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Pictionary Incorporated and Mattel, Inc. © 2011 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ"), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the uDraw GameTablet and associated video games is based upon management's current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ's financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2010, and particularly the discussion of trends and risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

© 2010 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon and all related logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on characters from the feature films "Madagascar", © 2005 DreamWorks Animation LLC, and "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa", © 2008 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved. Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of DreamWorks Animation LLC.

Techland And Deep Silver Have Released A New Trailer For Dead Island Revaling The Start Of The Zombies

Techland and Deep Silver have released a new trailer for Dead Island. this trailer is called Beginning and shows the start of the zombie invasion from the point of view of one of the games characters. the trailer also shows how this character is first introduced to them. the trailer shows in-game action of several situations you'll find yourself in with zombies and the many ways of dealing with them.

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Microsoft E3 2011 Live Blog

This is a Live Blog of Microsoft's E3 2011 conference. this live blog will also be done at the same time on the @QTE twitter stream. if i go over the tweet amount, the live blog here will become the default live blog to watch.

thatgamecompany Have Released New Screenshots For Journey

thatgamecompany have released new screenshots for Journey. these in-game screenshots show your character and the desert as well as showing the one other person you'll come across if your connected to the PSN whilst playing the game.


Sony Have Released New Screenshots For Super Stardust Delta

Sony have released new screenshots for Super Stardust Delta, an upcoming PSP2 (NGP) game. these screenshots are in-game and they show familiar Stardust gameplay as well as the new features, like the new weapons.


UK Game Charts. Top 5 Are L.A.Noire, Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean, Dirt 3, Zumba Fitness, Brink

UKIE have supplied this weeks Top 20 UK game charts. Apart from Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean and Dirt 3 swapping places, the top 6 is unchanged from last week.

1 - L.A. Noire
2 - LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean
3 - Dirt 3
4 - Zumba Fitness
5 -Brink
6 - Wii Sports Resort
7 - Call Of Duty Black Ops
8 - FIFA 11
9 - Portal 2
10 - The Sims 3: Generations
11 - Mario Kart Wii
12 - Art Academy
13 - LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
14 - Hunted: The Demon Forge
15 - Just Dance 2
16 - Red Dead Redemption
17 - Crysis 2
18 - Wii Fit Plus
19 - Wii Party
20 - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters

Charts Supplied By 3. UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track"

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 4th And Sunday 5th June

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 4th And Sunday 5th June

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 3rd June
  • Wii2: Nikkei posts rumoured specs, 6 inch touch screen controller, can be used as portable game machine, camera + more
  • QTE Blog: Paramount Digital Entertainment Announce Star Trek Is Coming To The PC, PS3 And Xbox 360 In 2012
  • 360: its strongly rumoured Microsoft will announce a subscription TV service at E3
  • QTE Blog: THQ Have Released A New Trailer For Darksiders 2
  • QTE Blog: From Software Have Released A New Trailer For Dark Souls
  • Michael J. Fox is going to play an ancestor of Marty McFly in Telltale Games' Back To The Future
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Announce Frogger 3D For The Nintendo 3DS
  • PC: EA and Bioware have released Ultima 4 for free, DOSBox will need to be installed before playing the game
  • PS3: Amazon has listings for Boxsets for Top Gun and Days Of Thunder, each comes with the PSN game and Movie
  • QTE Blog: Naughty Dog Have Released 2 Uncharted 3 Online Gameplay Videos
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 3rd June
  • PS3: Sony announce ICO and Shadow of the Colossus comes out in Japan as a boxset and individually from 22nd September
  • QTE Blog: Minority Announce Papo & Yo Is Coming To The PS3 PSN In 2012
  • QTE Blog: Konami Announce The Resurrection DLC For Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Comes Out 7th June
  • Blizzard is hiring for a Playstation 3 specialist to work in their Diablo 3 team
  • over 100 staff who worked on L.A.Noire were not included in the games credits, they weren't there during last months
  • QTE Blog: Square Enix Have Released A New Trailer For Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • QTE Blog: THQ Announce WWE 12 Is Coming To The Wii, PS3, And Xbox 360 On 22nd November
  • iPhone: Its rumoured iOS 5 will being Automatic Download, update apps, maybe other things, without syncing with iTunes
  • QTE Blog: Sony Detail The Playstation Home Welcome Back Package And Reveal 2 Parts Are Out Now
  • QTE Blog: Overkill Software Announce PAYDAY: The Heist For The PS3 PSN And Release A Trailer And Screenshots
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A Launch Trailer For Alice: Madness Returns
  • QTE Blog: Autumn Games Have Released A Behind The Scenes Look At Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine
  • 360: Website Domains have been found for Fable The Journey, Kinect Fun Labs, Dance Central 2 and Kinect Sports Season 2.
  • Android: Sony reveal more games coming to Xperia Play, include Lumines, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and 23 others
  • Wii2: Rumours, Detachable Screen. 3 core IBM CPU 3.6GHz, 1.5GB RAM, 1080p Games, Mario 64 "Sequel", Pokemon Online + more
  • People examining the DUST 514 countdown site find screenshots and links that hint it's a PS3 Exclusive
  • 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 an amazing week for the site, this is probably the most posts i've ever had in the top 9. news about the PSN, NGP, and the UK Game charts made their regular appearance. The biggest surprises this week was the interest in Heroes Of Ruin and Pokèdex 3D on the 3DS and the re-announcement of Aliens: Colonial Marines.

9 QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Pokédex 3D Is Coming For Free To The 3DS eShop On 6th June

8 QTE Blog: Sega And Gearbox Announce Aliens: Colonial Marines Is Coming To PC, PS3, And Xbox 360 In Spring 2012

7 PSP2: Its rumoured Sony will call the PSP2 the PS Vita. rumoured images appeared over weekend as did comments

6 QTE Blog: Sony Announce Full Restoration Of The PSN Will Come This Week

5 UK Game Charts top 7, L.A.Noire, Dirt 3, Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean, Zumba Fitness, Brink, Wii Sports Resort, FIFA 11

4 QTE Blog: Square Enix Announce Heroes Of Ruin For The Nintendo 3DS

3 JP Consoles, PSP 30.463, 3DS 17.240, PS3 12.935, Wii 6.29, DSiLL 5.176, DSi 4.938, 360 2.186, PS2 1.129, DS 158, PSPgo 65

2 QTE Blog: Sony Announce The PSN Store Is Online And Detail The Updates To The PSN And Playstation Plus Stores

1 QTE Blog: Sony Announce The UK PSN Will Be Down For Maintenance From 4.30pm Today Until 7.01 Tomorrow Morning