Thursday, July 7, 2011

Zen Studios And Twisted Pixel Announce A Ms. Splosion Man Themed Pinball Table Coming To Pinball FX 2

Twisted Pixel and Zen Studios have announced a Ms. Splosion Man themed pinball table is coming to Pinball FX2 on 13th July on XBLA. The table is set in Big Science and you play your way through the table to face and beat the Mighty Eternal.

Press Release

LOS ANGELES – July 7, 2011 – ZEN Studios & Twisted Pixel today announced a Ms. Splosion Man themed pinball table is coming to Pinball FX2 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade this summer. Sploding with energy and full of punchy surprises, Ms. Splosion Man pinball represents the passion of two of Xbox Live’s finest independent studios collaborative efforts, and the result is an insane level of fun.
“We told the Twisted Pixel crew we were going to break in and steal all the Ms. Splosion Man stuff so we could make a pinball table for them. We put our super stealth ZEN sniper on the project and what can I say, mission accomplished,” boasts Mel Kirk, ZEN Studios Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. “Twisted Pixel struck back by stealing some Pinball FX2 assets and bui

lding a pinball machine in the arcade area of Ms. Splosion Man, due out on July 13th.

Set in the crazy labs of Big Science, the latest tests in experimental science have gone all wrong, and Ms. Splosion Man must splode her way through obstacles utilizing the latest in tech gadget innovation in her quest to free Splosion Man from the grips of evil scientists. Featuring plenty of interactive 3D characters and objects pulled directly from the Ms. Splosion Man game, players will complete sets of sploding missions and combos, culminating in a final battle with Mighty Eternal.

“Turns out, sploding is a GREAT mechanic on a pinball table and the evil geniuses at ZEN took the idea and ran with it!” explains Twisted Pixel CEO Michael Wilford. “As big fans of pinball in general, we proudly acknowledge ZEN Studios as the masters of virtual pinball. In Ms. Splosion Man there is an arcade room in the world map where players can find a virtual Pinball FX2 table where you can dive right into the hot XBLA pinball action directly.”

Ms. Splosion Man will seamlessly integrate into the Pinball FX2 platform on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, with full social feature support. Ms. Splosion Man will also feature new Achievements, operators menu and rule sheet.

Ms. Splosion Man & Pinball FX2 are both published by Microsoft Studios, exclusively for XBLA.

About ZEN Studios

ZEN Studios is a global producer and digital publisher of interactive entertainment software for all leading game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™, Wii, and Apple iPhone / iPod Touch. The company is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary with representative offices in Canada and California. ZEN Studios has worked with some of the largest intellectual properties in the videogame industry, including Capcom’s Street Fighter and Marvel Comics’ The Punisher. ZEN’s Pinball FX2 franchise on Xbox LIVE® Arcade is one of the most popular titles on the platform. The studio launched Marvel Pinball in December, 2010. For more information about ZEN Studios, please visit

About Twisted Pixel

Founded in 2006 by industry veterans, Twisted Pixel is the independent game development studio behind the 2009 IGF finalist and 2008 PAX 10 Audience Choice Award winning game The Maw for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Steam, and Direct2Drive. Their accomplishments continue with the successes of the award winning Splosion Man and Comic Jumper, and soon to be released Ms. Splosion Man and Kinect exclusive The Gunstringer. Twisted Pixel specializes in character-driven, original IP titles that shake up what games are all about. Memorable characters, creative gameplay, and impressive presentation is our focus. Learn more at and Twitter @twisted_pixel.

EA Reveal Burnout Crash, Coming To PSN And XBLA This Fall, Top Down Racer

EA and Criterion Games have revealed Burnout Crash. coming to PSN and XBLA this fall, Burnout Crash is a top down racer that will feature Autolog, a feature previously seen in recent Need For Speed Games. Crash mode is the games main focus and all you have to do is crash your car in the most spectacular way possible. The game will have 3 game modes, 6 locations, and 18 crash junctions.


Press Release

GUILDFORD, UK – July 7, 2011 – Traffic got you down? Blow it up! Criterion Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced Burnout™CRASH! The next instalment in the internationally acclaimed Burnout series will explode onto Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network in Fall 2011.Criterion Games has gone back to its roots with Burnout CRASH! by bringing the series’ fan-favorite Crash mode to the forefront, adding new top-down gameplay, exciting features and Autolog to let players compete with their friends while embracing their road rage.

In the game, players are rewarded for causing traffic chaos by crashing into cars, triggering explosions and destroying everything in sight. Powered by the acclaimed Autolog technology, players will be able to connect, compete and compare high scores to earn the master of disaster crown, as well as use the all new Autolog Challenges feature to go head to head with their friends.

“Burnout CRASH! is a crazy mix of pinball and game shows,” said Richard Franke, Creative Director, Burnout CRASH! “We’ve evolved the core gameplay which everyone loved about Crash Mode, and expanded the whole experience using music, style and Autolog to create what we feel is the most mindless fun you can have on any gaming platform.”

Burnout CRASH! packs countless hours of reckless chaos into an easy to pick up, but difficult to master gameplay experience. There are three explosive game modes available across 18 crash junctions in six unique locations, each requiring different skills and strategies to maximize damage and destroy everything in sight. With a variety of player vehicles to unlock, high-value targets to seek and destroy, and crazy surprise features to discover, players will be hooked on an adrenaline-fuelled rampage to the top of the Crashwall.

Burnout CRASH! is also EA’s first Xbox LIVE Arcade title to feature a game mode designed exclusively for Kinect™ in which two teams use gestural controls to play on one television in a party battle! For more information, please visit

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company’s game franchises are offered as both packaged goods products and online services delivered through Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield, and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at

The Sims, Need for Speed and Burnout are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox, Xbox LIVE and Kinect are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and used with permission.

Konami Have Released New Screenshots For MLB Bobbleheads Pros

Konami have released new screenshots for MLB Bobbleheads Pros, their upcoming XBLA game. these screenshots show in-game action.


Atlus Have Released A New Overview Trailer For Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked

Atlus have released a new trailer for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked. this trailer uses in-game action to provide a brief overview of what's happening in the game.

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Sony Announce Digital Comic Store Updates Have Stopped, They're Bringing The Service To New Platforms

Sony have announced on both their USA and EU Playstation Blogs that there will no longer be updates to the Digital Comics Store. instead, they've announced the team are working on bringing Digital Comics to other Sony Devices. i personally think it will become a part of Playstation Suite so you may see it on devices like the Xperia Play.

Source: EU and USA Playstation Blog

Zero Punctuation - Alice: Madness Returns

This weeks Zero Punctuation is on Alice: Madness Returns. you may get both American McGee's Alice and Alice: Madness Returns in this package but this review if firmly looking at Alice: Madness Returns...does it have any redeeming features or is this wonderland of a game not so wonderful?

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 6th July

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  • New Final Fantasy Game announced, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy. its a music game featuring chibi style FF characters
  • WiiU: coming around Q2 2012 (after 1st April). Wii still on sale. could stream other media, Netflix, to controller
  • WiiU: Reggie Fils-Aime says Online will be flexible and robust, suggests alot will be up to publishers to implement
  • PSP: Square Enix say they're thinking of a western Final Fantasy Type-0 release, 80% complete, 2 UMD's, Possible delay
  • Its reported Anonymous has managed to hack into an Apple server, only 27 user names and passwords were stolen
  • Square Enix are suing 15 Italian hackers they claim are responsible for the Deus Ex: Human Revolution leak
  • EA say Battlefield 3 has no modding tools because they thought it would tricky, difficult to mod, too big of a challenge
  • PS3: A German Resistance 3 Console Bundle mentions PSN Pass, not clear what this will be
  • DS: the SNES game from Data East, Metal Max 2, is being ported to the DS as Metal Max 2 Reloaded, West release unlikely
  • Carbon Games formed from half of staff of Titan Studios, which was closed last month by Epic Games China.
  • iPhone: more 5 rumours, set to come out around September, slight update from iPhone 4
  • 10 former devs from Eden Games have started Blossom Minds. aim for downloadble games with polish, first game out 2012
  • 3DS: Level-5 announce Cinderellife, an RPG aimed at females. rags to riches story featuring a hostess club
  • Crystal Dynamics podcast reveals they are working on new IP, its early on, sounds like action/adventure/story/character
  • Soul Calibur V director Daishi Odashima tweets 2 Soul Calibur V silhouettes, characters set to be announced at Comic-Con
  • PC: Countdown clock on the Planertside website ends 8th July, widely expected to be reveal of new Planet Side game