Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nintendo Announce Netflix Is Now Available For The Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo have announced that Netflix is now available on the Nintendo 3DS across the USA and Canada. currently, users will have access to 2D content, shown on the top screen, with 3D movies coming soon. the application needs a broadband connection and the user will need to have a Netflix membership, from $7.99 a month. The Netflix app is available for free from the eShop. your 3DS will need to have been updated with the 6th June 3DS Update.

Press Release

REDMOND, Wash., July 14, 2011 – Starting today, Nintendo 3DS™ owners across the United States and Canada can download a free application that allows Netflix members with unlimited streaming plans to instantly watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix. The attractive, easy-to-use service adds a huge value to the Nintendo 3DS portable system, and again demonstrates how Nintendo 3DS continues to present new and different experiences for owners almost every day.

Nintendo 3DS joins the Wii™ console in its ability to stream Netflix content. On an average day, more than 1.5 million Netflix members instantly watch TV shows or movies via the Wii console. Now available for download from the Nintendo eShop, the Netflix application makes it easy for people to enjoy big action films, award-winning documentaries or hit reality shows and sitcoms on the Nintendo 3DS system anytime, anywhere.

"The new Netflix application looks great, plays great and is a fantastic consumer experience," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "It gives Nintendo 3DS owners access to an amazing wealth of movies and TV shows, which they can watch conveniently from thousands of free Wi-Fi access points across the country. Nintendo 3DS truly offers something for everyone."

"Nintendo is a terrific partner with Netflix," said Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix. "We're excited to extend the partnership to include streaming on Nintendo 3DS."

The new Netflix application for Nintendo 3DS displays movies and TV episodes in 2D on the system's upper screen. Users will soon have access to an additional library of select movies that can be viewed in 3D without the need for special glasses.

Use of the Netflix application on Nintendo 3DS requires a broadband Internet connection and a Netflix streaming membership starting at $7.99 a month. Netflix members with unlimited streaming plans can instantly watch on their Nintendo 3DS systems and other devices, including the Wii console.

To download the free Netflix application or any other content from the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo 3DS users must first install the free system update that became available on June 6.

The Nintendo 3DS system's parental control settings can be used to manage access to the Netflix application. Parents who wish to manage the specific content their kids watch will be happy to know that the parental control settings associated with their Netflix account will be applied to the streaming content viewable on the Nintendo 3DS system.

For more information about Nintendo 3DS and its other features, visit

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 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 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 Pok√©mon™. 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

Atari Have Released A New "How To" Trailer For Warlords

Atari have released a new trailer for Warlords. this trailer is a How To that offers some advice with how to play the game.

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Press Release

If you think you can be a successful warlord by sitting around and sipping on your juice box, well think again! It takes skills, smarts, strength (and style), but more importantly, it requires knowing the basics of protecting your castle. Watch and learn.

About Warlords

Warlords is a one-to-four player, arcade action game in which players defend their castles from mischievous minions and ferocious fireballs spun from the mouth of a maniacal dragon. In this whimsical reinvention of the beloved classic, players will face the ultimate battle of speed, strategy and survival. Warlords increasingly challenge players to multitask as they strive to shield the castle walls and simultaneously rally troops to capture control points, collect power-ups and destroy the other warring factions.

Protect the stronghold! Defend your castle walls from the destruction of fast-flying fireballs with your mighty shield. Move the shield around the perimeter of your castle with precision and speed to deflect the fireballs or grab onto and charge fireballs to release even more devastating attacks back at your opponents.
Multiple local/online game modes sweeten the quest for power and allow for cooperative and competitive battles with up to 4 players. Select the faction of your choice and engage in a number of competitive variations, including co-op siege mode, 2v2 or classic free-for-all battles.
Rally your Troops and pit them against your foes. Your loyal posse brings a layer of depth and replayability to every battle, and can be sent off to capture control points, gather power-ups to immobilize your enemies or bolster your defenses. Manage your troops wisely to gain the battlefield advantage!

Developed by Griptonite Games, Warlords will be available in Autumn 2011. For more information, please log onto or

EA Detail Upcoming Server Shutdowns Starting 11th August

EA have detailed upcoming server shutdowns. the next batch of shutdowns are coming on 11th August and 1st October. if you head to the EA link below you can get a list of all the EA games who's servers have shutdown.

August 11, 2011 Online Service Shutdown
ARMY OF TWO™ for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
ARMY OF TWO™ Demo for Xbox 360
Battlefield 2142™ Demo for PC
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat™ for Xbox 360
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat™ Demo for Xbox 360
Medal of Honor Airborne™ for PlayStation Portable
Medal of Honor Heroes™ 2 for PlayStation Portable and Wii
NASCAR® 09 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (North America)
NCAA® Basketball 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NCAA® Football 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Need for Speed™ Most Wanted for PC and Xbox 360
Need for Speed™ Undercover for PlayStation Portable;
SKATE™ for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10 for PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 11 Demo for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

October 1, 2011 Online Service Shutdown
Madden NFL 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
NHL® 10 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Source: EA
Via: Joystiq

Sony Online Entertainment Have Released New Screenshots For Payday: The Heist

Sony Online Entertainment have released new screenshots for Payday: The Heist. these screenshots are in-game and appear to show a team having to "defend" a building/floor from the police who are trying to free hostages.


Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 13th July

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Focus Home Interactive Have Released The Debut Screenshots For Cities XL 2012

Focus Home Interactive have released the debut screenshots for Cities XL 2012. Coming this October, Cities XL 2012 will be released as a standalone game, or if you already have Cities XL 2011 you will be able to upgrade to 2012 at a discount price. Cities XL 2012 features 60 huge 3D maps and is now open for modding, and comes with a guide to introduce players to Modding. the game will come with over 1,000 unique structures and Focus Home Interactive claim Cities XL 2012 will offer more variety than any other city building game.


Press Release

Today Focus Home Interactive revealed the first images of Cities XL 2012, the newest version of the popular PC city-building simulation, which allows you to build, develop and then connect huge cities.

Cities XL 2012 allows players to become real urban planners, balancing economic & energy developments of their cities while managing transportation, housing, social services and recreational activities. Content is key to the new game, as Cities XL 2012 offers a staggering number of unique structures with over 1,000 in total.

The 60 huge 3D maps are entirely constructible and sport incredible detail. Cities XL 2012 offers more variety than any other city building-game. At the request of its fast-growing community, Cities XL 2012 is now open to modding and even features a special guide within the game to get players started. With these new tools, dedicated players can build and share their creations to their hearts’ content!

We invite you to discover the very first images of Cities XL 2012 that show off some of the new environments and construction features. A lost oasis in the middle of the harsh desert, the Cayman Islands, Lake Powell and many others are some of the stunning new playgrounds where you’ll build increasingly gigantic cities. Your cities are now visually richer than ever, with typical buildings from mountain townships or seaside resorts, but also a much bigger variety among all the building types of the game!

Cities XL 2012 will be available in October 2011 as a standalone game. It will be fully compatible with the 2011 version, so Cities XL 2011 owners can upgrade their game by downloading a special version at a discount price.

Zoo Entertainment And indiePub Have Released A New Summer Trailer For Storm

Zoo Entertainment and indiePub have released a new trailer for Storm. this trailer is titled Summer and it shows in-game action of how you can use weather to move objects and destroy obstacles.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 13th July

  • QTE News: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 13th July
  • QTE News: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 12th July
  • QTE News: Neverrealm Studios Announce Rain Is Coming To Mortal Kombat From 19th July
  • QTE News: Rocksteady Have Released A New Trailer For Batman: Arkham City Introducing The Riddler
  • QTE News: EA Have Released A Launch Trailer For Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 the Videogame
  • Android: Sony reveal their Dual Screen S2 Tablet is coming to AT&T. they don't mention when or for what price
  • PS3: in Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura says FF VS XIII still in development, FFXIII-2 out first. no unplayable in-game cutscenes
  • The ESRB has rated Parasite Eve 2 for the PSP/PS3 (its a PS1 Classic coming to the PSN)
  • 3DS: Nintendo admit not all games will get 3D Remake, NES Tennis remake abandoned. devs having issues adding 3D + more
  • PS3: Its reported a new model PS3 is coming that will only allow people to watch BluRay Movies via HDMI
  • QTE News: Zero Punctuation - Shadows of the Damned
  • 360: Microsoft have said reports of Microsoft Music were inaccurate. it was about using kinect voice controls with Zune
  • 360: A Special edition of Sonic Generations has been spotted, comes with Avatar clothes, console theme, exclusive stage
  • THQ's Brian Farrell believes the next generation of consoles will focus more on service for the gamer rather than Tech
  • QTE News: Rising Star Games Have Released New Screenshots And Boxart For Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar
  • PSV: Former Final Fantasy XI Lead, Hiromichi Tanaka, has suggested Sony is considering bringing the game to the PSV
  • PSV: Ken Levine says BioShock on the PSV is not a port of an existing game. it will be strange and surprising
  • 360: its been revealed a new South Park game is coming exclusively for the 360, no details on what it is tho
  • QTE News: Insomniac Have Released A New Resistance 3 Dev Diary Focusing On Gameplay And Heritage