Monday, August 1, 2011

Sony Announce USA And Japan PS1 Games Are Coming To EU PSN Stores

Sony have announced USA and Japanese PS1 games are coming to EU PSN Stores as PS1 Classics. but, these games will either have an English or Japanese language on them and all the games will run at 60Hz and gamers will need a 60Hz TV to play them. Sony have said some games are already being readied for release but haven't said which ones they are. an example of a game that could be released, which was highlighted in the Blogs comments, was Parasite Eve. that game got a USA release but hasn't been released in the EU.

Sony say this now means that some games which didn't pass Q/A for a EU Release could be released if their USA/Japanese versions are out. there are of course limitations and Sony have made it clear that games which are not legally cleared for release in EU territories will not be released.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

Konami Have Released A New PES 2012 Video Showing One On Ones And Reveal The Game Comes Out 14th October

Konami have announced PES 2012 is coming out 14th October on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Release dates for the Wii, PSP and PS2 versions will be revealed later. 

Konami have also released a new gameplay video for PES 2012 that shows the improvements made to the games One on One system. the video shows how to pull of some skills and details some of the improvements like new animations.

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Press Release

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it will unleash its eagerly-awaited PES 2012 title on October 14th for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and Windows PC, stating it is the most ambitious and advanced football experience ever.

PES 2012 goes further in giving the user total control than any other football title, offering AI innovations and gameplay additions that cover every aspect of real football. Central to PES 2012 is the all-new Active AI system which ensures that teammates work to close down space, defend zonally and hold their line to minimise attacking options. As such, as players defend, their colleagues will look to hold the defensive line and mark oncoming offensive support. Conversely, when attacking, the player will see that their teammates will make dummy runs, draw defenders, and work to give the player more options in attack.

Furthermore, the emphasis on the team as a unit is demonstrated with PES 2012’s ground-breaking Teammate Control system – a truly unique addition which allows the user to control two players at once, prompting runs or drawing defenders with one, while the other holds the ball up. Teammate Control works in two ways; with users pressing the right analogue stick in the direction of the player they wish to control. Support play is offered in Assisted mode wherein users prompt a second player to make a timed run to cut inside or receive a ball, while total control is afforded by the fully Manual mode which gives the user complete freedom of movement of the second player.

Elsewhere, PES 2012 is equally full of new additions. Animation has been enhanced, while the overall presentation has also been refined. Managers can now be seen wandering the touchline, while the general atmosphere of a big-match day has been faithfully recreated. In terms of gameplay, shooting movement and reactions are much improved, control is no longer totally lost when losing possession of the ball, a return to the classic ‘behind player’ penalty system, and one-on-one situations offer greater control as defenders press and jostle to win the ball, and attackers use upper body feints and movements to bypass and wrong-foot their man.

PES 2012 also continues KONAMI’s close relationship with UEFA that sees the PES series as the exclusive home of the UEFA Champions League™, UEFA Europa League™ and UEFA Super Cup™ video game licences. Attention to detail within these key tournaments has been extended to the match officials, and PES 2012 will see referees and their assistants now sporting the official UEFA Champions League™ uniforms.

“PES 2012 is a massive advance for the football genre, truly the most ambitious and advanced football game ever” claimed Jon Murphy, European PES Team Leader for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “The additions we have made in terms of Teammate Control, Active AI and Off the Ball Control and elevate the level of play to new heights. No other game allows users so much control over their team, and PES 2012 ensures that the days of gaps in defence and shouting at teammates to make a run are long gone. This is a very exciting time to be a PES fan, and we are delighted that we can set a firm date for football fans to mark in their calendars.”

KONAMI will detail the release dates for Wii, PlayStation®2 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) versions of PES 2012 shortly.

About Konami Group

KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business," "Gaming & Systems Business," "Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business" and "Health & Fitness Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit

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UK Game Charts Top 20; Includes Zumba Fitness, Cars 2, Call Of Juarez: The Cartel, And Just Dance 2: Extra Songs

This week we have the Top 40 UK Game Charts. no new entries made it into the top 10 this week, with the highest new entry being The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff at 12. The biggest movers this week was Fight Night Champion, which moved from 39 to 18, and Just Dance 2: Extra Songs which moved from 18 to 4.

1 - Zumba Fitness
2 - Cars 2
3 - Call Of Juarez: The Cartel
4 - Just Dance 2: Extra Songs
5 - Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
6 - Dirt 3
7 - Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2
8 - FIFA 11
9 - L.A.Noire
10 - Call of Duty: Black Ops
11 - Dungeon Siege III
12 - The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff
13 - Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
14 - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
15 - Brink
16 - The Sims 3
17 - Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
18 - Fight Night Champion
19 - Wii Sports Resort
20 - Battlefield: Bad Company 2
21 - Just Dance 2
22 - Batman: Arkham Asylum
23 - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
24 - Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
25 - UFC Personal Trainer
26 - Sniper: Ghost Warrior
27 - Red Faction: Armageddon
28 - Red Dead Redemption
29 - Michael Jackson: The Experience
30 - Duke Nukem Forever
31 - Crysis 2
32 - The Sims 3: Generations
33 - The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D
34 - Art Academy
35 - Mario Kart Wii
36 - Wii Fit Plus
37 - Just Cause 2
38 - Homefront
39 - Little Big Planet 2
40 - Portal 2

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

Last Week Top 20

1 - Zumba Fitness
2 - Call Of Juarez: The Cartel
3 - Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2
4 - Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
5 - Call of Duty: Black Ops
6 - Dungeon Siege III
7 - Dirt 3
8 - Cars 2
9 - FIFA 11
10 - Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
11 - Transformers: Dark of the Moon
12 - Brink
13 - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
14 - Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
15 - Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon
16 - Wii Sports Resort
17 - EA Sports Active 2
18 - Just Dance 2: Extra Songs
19 - L.A.Noire
20 - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend of Saturday 30th And Sunday 31st July

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 30th And Sunday 31st July

  • QTE News: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Friday 29th July
  • iPhone: its reported Apple have approved Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions for app store release
  • PSV: A rumoured flyer from Blockbuster UK reportedly says the Vita is coming out 28th October in the UK
  • PS3: Kaz Yamauchi says GT5 updates coming soon. first, bug fixes, then feature updates and DLC. Studio Move caused delay
  • QTE News: Virtual Air Guitar Company Announce Kung Fu High Impact For Xbox 360 Kinect
  • QTE News: Konami Have Released A Launch Trailer And Screenshots For Gesundheit!, Their Newly Released iPhone Game
  • QTE News: 2K Play Have Released A E3 Trailer For NickToons MLB
  • QTE News: Zoo Games And IndiePub Have Released A New Autumn Trailer For Storm
  • QTE News: EA Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For Need For Speed: The Run Titled Run For The Hills
  • QTE News: EA Have Released A New Trailer For NBA Jam: On Fire Edition That Provides A First Look At The Game
  • QTE News: Laughing Jackal Announce Fighting Fantasy: Talisman of Death Comes To Playstation Minis On 17th August
  • QTE News: Atlus Detail The King Of Fighters XIII Pre-Order Bonus And Console Exclusive Content
  • QTE News: Sony Have Released The Comic-Con Trailer For Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time
  • QTE News: Activision Announce Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai Comes To The USA On 1st November
  • QTE News: EA Announce Wayne Rooney And Jack Wilshere Are On The UK FIFA 12 Box, And Reveal Other Countries Stars
  • QTE News: THQ Have Released A New Trailer For Homefront Showing The Rock DLC
  • QTE News: What Have You Played This Week?

What Have You Played This Week?

This ended up being another busy week for me, work wise. I did get some gaming time in here and there, but some of my usual games fell by the wayside.

Tiny Tower – iPhone – My tower is now 60 floors high and I have 110 residents.

Ratchet And Clank: A Crack In Time – PS3 – i've played a few more hours now. I still think it has taken a graphical drop but it feels like there's more action on the screen. A nice new touch is the flying parts, its been too long since i've played a space game and these sections help scratch that itch. The clank time stuff is interesting and works well, I just feel the tutorial wasn't as clear as it could've been. What helped in that tutorial was the other character showing how it was done. Some of the story appears to be missing, especially when you meet a friend of your fathers.

Dark Void – Xbox 360 – I played a bit more. There are moments in this game when it gets hard when the game throws several enemies at you. But after a couple of retries it's easy to get through them.

Puzzle Quest 2 – Xbox 360 – I dived back in and played for a hour or two. Its fun, and I made some more progress. I managed to forge the two hammer parts back together now.

Pocket Academy – iPhone – i'm a big fan of Kairosoft games and when I saw they had released a new one I quickly bought it. Their previous game, Hot Springs Story, was fine but this see's them back to Game Dev Story quality. So far i'm only in my 5th year of my first school. Like previous games you build up your thing, add more parts to it, and aim to get better. There are several additions this time with you being able to provide job advice for students, being able to send clubs into competitions, and more. It does start slow and money can be tight, but it was my first go and after the first couple of years it does get easier. I'm really enjoying it and i'm kinda hoping their Andoird racing game comes to iPhone soon. This game does not support game center.

Streets Of Rage – PS3 – I downloaded this a while back as i'm a PlayStation Plus Subscriber. I only played through the first couple of bosses but I enjoyed myself. I never played this game before on the Mega Drive, I may have played another game in the series but I can't really remember. I was surprised by how well it looks, the characters are large and their animations are clear. There is a good variety of moves and enemies to fight against.

Golden Axe – PS3 – This was another free game I got being a PlayStation Plus Member. I had a later version on the Mega Drive but this was my first time playing this one. It's short, I think I completed it in around 40 minutes. It's also very hard and I didn't enjoy the controls. It is free but still, I don't think it's worth many people playing it as they will find it very hard.