Sunday, July 24, 2011

What Have You Played This Week?

I had hoped this week would give me more gaming time but I was wrong, I ended up being busier than I thought. But I did manage to complete a game and play a few other titles.

Football Manager 2010 – PC – Europa league was a bit difficult, it came at a time when I was still trying to improve my squad and everyone wasn't quite fit but i've made it into the first league stage.

Pokèmon White – DS – Not too much played. Mostly i've been catching Pokèmon online and transferring them to my game.

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen – PS3 – I did manage to complete the game. I did the story missions and additional missions for both the Autobots and Decepticons. Honestly, its not a great game. You get far more story by watching the movie and there weren't many times I was really enjoying the game. The trophies are a bit of a pain and I only got around half of them. I only managed to catch 1 other person playing multiplayer for the few weeks I had the game. Even if your a fan of Transformers or the second movie, its hard to recommend the game. I feel the first movie tie in game was perhaps better, more attention seemed to be on the transformers than in this game. But at least this game didn't feel broken, it played fine throughout.

Tiny Tower – iPhone – My tower is now 53 floors high and has 90 residents.

Ratchet And Clank: A Crack In Time – PS3 – this is my current rented game. I played and owned the previous 2 PS3 games and loved them. From the off the characters are still funny and well written. The only shame I’ve found so far is that this game seems less technically impressive than the previous 2 Ratchet games. A couple of examples are some water looks very blocky and some in-game animations also look blocky. It doesn’t detract from the gameplay and i'm only a few hours in and having fun.

Dark Void – Xbox 360 – I had been playing this a while back but stopped for some unknown reason. I'm now onto episode 3. its fine...graphically it does have its moments and the flying combat sequences, whilst perhaps running a bit too long, are fun enough and challenging enough at the same time. The story is a bit average but overall i'm enjoying playing it.

Activision Have Released A Comic-Con Trailer For X-Men Destiny, A Behind The Scenes Trailer, And New Screenshots

Activision have released new screenshots and a couple of videos for X-Men Destiny. the first video and screenshots are from Comic-Con and they show in-game action. the second video is a behind the scenes look with one of the games voice actors called Scott Porter. he talks about the character he's voicing.

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Rocksteady Have Released A New Trailer For Batman: Arkham City Introducing The Penguin

Rocksteady have released a new trailer for Batman: Arkham City. this trailer introduces the Penguin character, showing him in action and the situation where you meet him in Batman: Arkham City.

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Activision Have Released Comic-Con Screenshots And A Trailer For Spiderman: Edge Of Time

Activision have released Comic Con screenshots and a trailer for Beenox's Spiderman: Edge Of Time.

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Activision Announce Prototype 2 Is Set To Come Out On 24th April 2012

Activison have announced Prototype 2 is coming out on 24th April 2012. the game will be released on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. the game has not yet been rated, but it is expected to get a M rating by the ESRB.

Press Release

confirmed the launch date for its highly anticipated open-world action game PROTOTYPE® 2 at San Diego Comic-Con. In celebration of the newly revealed launch timing, Radical Entertainment is unveiling the first of a stunning three-part CG trailer for the game at, and is showcasing the first public game presentations of PROTOTYPE 2 at the Activision booth (#5445) at San Diego Comic-Con.

"We know our fans have been clamoring to find out when they would be able to get their hands-on PROTOTYPE 2, and the whole studio is excited that we can finally reveal the timing," said Ken Rosman, Studio Head, Radical Entertainment. "We're also thrilled to be at the point where we can show the game directly to our fans. It's always rewarding to see those first time reactions to what we've been working on for the past couple years, and we can't wait for them to see some of Sgt. James Heller's amazing new shape-shifting abilities at San Diego Comic-Con."

Show goers attending 'The Con' will have the opportunity to check out PROTOTYPE 2's signature crazy, over-the-top, shape-shifting action during 15-minute live stage presentations held throughout each day. Fans who come by the Activision booth to check out the game can enter a raffle for a chance to win a limited edition, custom leather jacket modeled after the one Sgt. James Heller wears in the game; or a Alex Mercer one of a kind, custom skinned Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Additionally, the team from Radical will be on-site handing out assorted PROTOTYPE 2 themed goodies, including t-shirts, posters, giant foam Heller Blade Arms and more!

For those unable to make it to San Diego Comic-Con, or who would like to find out more about PROTOTYPE 2, head over to immediately and experience the all-new official game web site, updated regularly with the latest trailers, screenshots, special promotions and more! And for the truly dedicated, be sure and head over to and join the PROTOTYPE Army — a community of over 250,000 (and growing) fans that receive constant updates from the team at Radical, and early sneak peeks at new information and assets.

The sequel to Radical Entertainment's best-selling open-world action game of 2009, PROTOTYPE 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original PROTOTYPE and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. As the game's all-new infected protagonist, Sgt. James Heller, players will cut a bloody swathe through the wastelands of post-viral New York Zero (or more simply…NYZ) with unparalleled locomotion, building up a vast genetic arsenal of deadly, biological weapons and abilities as they hunt, kill and consume their way toward the ultimate goal — to kill…Alex…Mercer!

PROTOTYPE 2 is currently in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The game is currently rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB, with an expected "M" (Mature — Content that may be suitable for persons 17 and older) rating.

About Radical Entertainment
Radical Entertainment has over a decade of hit titles, including 2009's multi-million-unit-selling PROTOTYPE, The Simpsons Hit & Run, The Incredible Hulk — Ultimate Destruction, Scarface: The World Is Yours and more. We treat our properties with the reverence they deserve and gamers demand, and the commitment to our partners and fans continues to set us apart. Our Vancouver-based studio allows Radical Entertainment to bring the talent, tools and technology together to create entertainment that captures the world's imagination. Now owned by Activision Publishing, Inc, Radical is continually ranked as one of the best places to work in B.C., according to BC Business magazine and Watson Wyatt. In 2006-2008 MediaCorp Canada ranked Radical as a Top 100 Canadian Employer, Top 10 Canadian Employer for Young People, and Top 20 B.C. Employer. For more information, please visit

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website,
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Namco Bandai Have Released The E3 Trailer And New Screenshots For Tales Of The Abyss

Namco Bandai have released the E3 trailer for Tales Of The Abyss and new screenshots. the trailer is in english and shows a mix of in-game action and cutscenes from the game.

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Namco Bandai Have Released Comic Con Screenshots And A Trailer For Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi

Namco Bandai have released new screenshots and a trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi. previous trailers for Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi have focused on the first Dragon Ball sage between Goku and Vegeta. this video moves along to the Frieza Saga and shows in-game action between several characters.

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Sony Announce Playstation Users Have Donated ¥129.7 Million In Aid Of The Japan Earthquake Relief

Sony have announced Playstation users have donated ¥129.7 Million, which is approximately $1.587 Million / £1,015 M, for the Great East Japan Earthquake relief effort. Sony launched this through the Playstation Network on 19th March across N. America and Europe, and 24th March across Japan and Asia. Sony have provided a break down of how much each region has donated:

N. America - £ 425.644
Europe/PAL Territories - €609,155
Asian Countries - ¥2,37,537
Japan - ¥ 23,300,700

All the money raised will be donated to organisations in each region providing relief, including;
American Red Cross - Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund for North America, British Red Cross for Europe, and Central Community Chest of Japan known as the Red Feather Community Chest Movement for Japan and Asia.

Press Release

Tokyo, July 22, 2011 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today updated the status of the Great East Japan Earthquake relief effort through PlayStation®Network which started in the North America and Europe on March 19, 2011*1 and in Japan and Asia on March 24, 2011.  PlayStation®Store has offered special custom themes for the PlayStation®3 system to those who donated money through the PlayStation Network to support emergency relief and recovery efforts for the Great East Japan Earthquake.

PlayStation® users’ worldwide donations as of July 13, 2011, totaled to 129.7 million yen (approximately US $1.587 million).  North America, Europe/PAL territories and Asian countries and regions closed the effort on April 21, 2011*1 and the total amount in each region reached to $425,644, €609,155 and 2,137,537 yen respectively. The total amount in Japan as of July 13 reached to 23,300,700 yen*2.  The full amount will be donated to an organization in each region supporting the relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the earthquake; American Red Cross - Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund for North America, British Red Cross for Europe, and Central Community Chest of Japan known as the Red Feather Community Chest Movement for Japan and Asia.

SCE as the member of Sony group will continue our support through the relief effort.
*1 Japan Standard Time.
*2 For Japan, effort is expected to close on September 20, 2011.
* The numbers are calculated using the exchange rate of April.
* For more information about Sony Group's ongoing relief activities, visit

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) system.  PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment.  PSP is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio.  PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power.  SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.  Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.