Monday, November 11, 2013

With A Heavy Heart, I'm Putting QTE Gamers On Hiatus

Yep, you read correctly. after nearly 5 years i'm putting the site on Hiatus.

it's not an easy decision and it's made me sad...but this does not mean i'm gone forever.

QTE Gamers started as something for me to do inbetween jobs. i never imagined it would go on as long as it did or get as big as it did. but times have changed since then. i'm in full time employment and have far less free time than i used to. also, i have accepted a job in Japan which starts in March which would make running the site near impossible with the hours and work i'd be doing.

i would like to thank everyone, from the readers to those in press...basically everyone who has been a huge help along the way. i have enjoyed myself soo much over the last years and if i could i would totally still be doing it. but i have to be realistic. i no longer have the time to do the things i wanted, the Podcast had to go by the wayside, so did other features i've tried.

the reason why the site will be on Hiatus and not gone completely is because i still have ideas and plans for it. the move to Japan could open up interesting opportunities for the site, for example we know there are a couple of sites that report news from Japan to the rest of the world, but there are fewer that report World game news to Japan. so that is an idea.

i'll leave the site up, the videos on Youtube will stay up too. i'm still toying with the idea of adding videos to Youtube. it may take a while to start that up again though.

this isn't goodbye forever, wish me luck on my Japanese adventure and i'll wish you all luck in each of your lives.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

TellTale Announce The Wold Among Us Is Coming To PS Vita And iOS



TellTale have announced they are bringing their episodic game The Wolf Among Us to PS Vita and iOS later this year. there's no firm release date or price for Episode just as yet but TellTale have confirmed that on PS Vita you'll have the choice of playing the game via touch, analogue controls, or you can switch between them on the fly.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Friday, October 25, 2013

NIS America Announce Hyperdimension Neptunia PP For PS Vita, Coming Out At Retail And Online In 2014


NIS America have announced they are bringing Hyperdimension Neptunia PP to the west on PS Vita. the game will be released at retail and on the PSN. the game was originally developed by Idea Factory and Compile Heart and released in Japan earlier this year.




Press Release

Bloober Team Reveal A-Men 2, Coming November To PS3 And PS Vita

Bloober Team have announced they are releasing A-Men 2 on PS3 and PS Vita. coming November, A-Men 2 will be one of the most difficult games released on the PSN. you play as a special forces unit with a variety of skills, you travel the wold and take down A-Droids. there are 4 new worlds with 44 stages.



Press Release

Sony Detail PS4 Update 1.5, Reveal BluRay/DVD Playback Needs One Time Internet Connection



Sony have detailed PlayStation 4 firmware update 1.50. the update will be available at the console's launch and should be around 300MB. whilst the update will bring new features to the console, Sony have confirmed the Suspend/Resume Mode will not be there at launch. a more detailed list of what the system can do will be released nearer launch. Sony have also confirmed that to enable BluRay and DVD playback on the system the console will need to be connected to the internet once. Most of the update is for Online Features, but the update also brings Remote Play and Second Screen functionality to the Console. the PS Vita will get a update that will bring PS4 Remote Play And Second Screen.

Firmware Update 1.50:
  • Remote PlayUsers will be able to access PS4 titles displayed on their living room TVs and play them on a PS Vita system over Wi-Fi networks by using PS4 Link (Depending on network environment or titles, remote play performance may vary outside of the home). We anticipate that most PS4 titles will be playable on the PS Vita system through Remote Play. The latest PS Vita system software version, to be released soon, will be required to use PS4 Link.

  • Second ScreenUsers can use the PS4 Link application for the PS Vita system, and PlayStation App for iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones and tablets, to use these devices as second screens in supported titles. PlayStation App has the ability to enable users to interact with games with their mobiles devices. For example on The Playroom, a title pre-installed in all PS4 systems that requires PlayStation Camera, users can draw pictures on their mobile device screens and flick them towards the TV. The images then appear as a 3D object within the game.

  • Record, take screenshots, and upload gameplay effortlesslyThe PS4 system provides dedicated, “always on” video encoding systems that enables seamless uploading of gameplay. Users can share their epic triumphs by simply hitting the Share button on DualShock 4, take screenshots or scan through the last 15 minutes of gameplay, tag it and return to the game—the video uploads as the user plays. At the PS4 system’s launch in North America, users will be able to share their images and videos with friends on Facebook and screenshots with followers on Twitter, though users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Facebook and Twitter.

  • Broadcast and spectate gameplay The PS4 system also enhances social spectating by enabling users to broadcast their gameplay in real-time to game fans around the globe, using Ustream and Twitch live internet streaming services (users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Ustream and Twitch). There are two ways for users to view live broadcasts. First, the Live from PlayStation application on PS4 aggregates streams from all PlayStation users. Second, users can spectate friends’ PS4 gameplay from PCs, and applications such as Ustream, Twitch, and browsers, which are installed on their mobile devices. These applications can be easily started up via PlayStation App, and users can also use these applications to post comments to gameplay broadcasts. Furthermore, users with PlayStation Camera can stream camera images and microphone sounds along with their live gameplay broadcast.

  • Play as you downloadThis feature enables users to play supported digital titles as they are being downloaded. The time it takes to begin playing will vary depending on game data size and network environments, and not all titles will support this feature When a game is purchased, users can start playing after PS4 downloads a portion of the data, while the rest of the game is downloaded in the background during actual gameplay. Games may be downloaded in stand-by mode.

  • Multi log-inA maximum of four users can log-in to a single PS4 system simultaneously. These players can use their own save data to play games, and also earn trophies on their own Sony Entertainment Network accounts even when playing a multiplayer game together on a single PS4 system.

  • Party (Voice chat)By using the Mono Headset bundled with the PS4 system, users will be able to chat with up to eight friends enjoying different applications or games. Furthermore, users can use Party to chat between PS4 and PS Vita systems.

  • Face recognition and voice commandsUsers with PlayStation Camera will be able to register their facial image onto their PS4 system, and login to their system using facial recognition instead of DualShock 4. Furthermore, users can use either the microphone of the Mono Head set connected to DualShock 4, or PlayStation Camera to navigate through the PS4 home screen (PlayStation Dynamic Menu) with voice commands to start up games and shutdown the system, among other features; please refer to PS4’s online manual for recognizable voice commands.

  • Background music playerUsers can enjoy gameplay while listening to music in the background with Music Unlimited, a cloud-based digital music service. Users can also voice chat with friends while listening to music. Learn more about Music Unlimited here.

  • Online MultiplayerPlayStation Plus members will be able to play PS4 titles online with other players via the network. PS Plus makes it easy for members to join available online multiplayer matches in a variety of ways, including the ability to easily join a game from a live stream broadcast or Party voice chats.

  • Blu-ray Disc and DVD playerUsers can enjoy not only gaming on their PS4 system, but also Blu-ray and DVD video contents. When using for the first time, users must connect to the internet to activate this feature.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Roll7 Have Released A New Teaser Trailer For OlliOlli

Roll7 have released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming PSN PS Vita game OlliOlli. they have also released more details about the games' features.



Features:
· Perfect landing and grind mechanic that rewards players for timing their tricks to perfection
· HUGE global high score battles on EVERY mode
· Five different stages, each with their own unique levels and obstacles
· 120+ tricks and grinds.
· 250 Challenges
· 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Bronze Trophies!
· Sick Sound track including artists such as the Qemists and Dorian Concept

Career Mode
· 50 deviously crafted levels filled with skill, score, combo and trick challenges
· 5 Challenges per level
· Amateur and Pro levels, complete Amateurs Challenges to Unlock Pro levels
· Unlock 'Spots' by completing levels

Spots Mode
· Challenge your friends (and the world) to the best score on the Spots you've discovered in career mode.
· Get the highest score and become the King of the Spot.

Daily Grind
· Each day there’s a new Spot to challenge the world at.
· Each Daily Grind Spot is only open for 24 Hours!
· Practice the spot as many times as you want but you only get one chance to set your score! Go big, but don’t slam on your face!

RAD Mode
· Complete all 50 Levels and all 250 Challenges and RAD Mode awaits you! You'd better be good!

Press Release

Capcom Have Released A Launch Trailer For Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies

Capcom have released a launch trailer for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. the game is out on the eShop and those who buy the game from 24th October until 7th November will also get a costume pack for free. this pack will be released later for $0.99 / €0.99. Other DLC coming later will be an additional episode called ‘Turnabout Reclaimed’.



Press Release

EA And DICE Have Released A New Battlefield 4 Single Player Trailer

EA and DICE have released a new trailer for Battlefield 4's Single Player campaign. this video appears to be from the next gen and PC version of the game.

Konami Announce The Xbox 360 PES 2014 Online Patch Is Out, Detail Upcoming Feautes


Konami have announced a patch for the Xbox 360 version of PES 2014 is out now. this patch aims to fix the online the Online Mode and Master League Modes were having as well as installation of Konami PES 2014 data packs.

Konami have also revealed a 11 vs 11 online mode is currently in Beta and should be out in the next few weeks. coming out in November is a new Data pack that will include over 800 player face updates, updated rosters and some improvements based on user feedback.

Source: Konami UK

Square Enix Have Released A Launch Trailer For Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut

Square Enix have released a launch trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut. the game is out from 25th October across Europe and already out in the USA. Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut was released across PS3, PC, 360 and Wii U.



Press Release

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ubisoft Have Released New Screenshots And Trailer For Fighter Within



Ubisoft have released a new trailer and screenshots for their upcoming Xbox One launch game Fighter Within. the trailer shows in-game action of two characters fighting, it also shows how you can interact with some parts of a stage.



Screenshots

Nintendo Have Released A New 6 Minute Trailer For Super Mario 3D World On Wii U

Nintendo have released a new 6 minute trailer for Super Mario 3D World. this video uses in-game action to show many of the features, these include the new costumes, the new items, online features and several different worlds. as well as the new items, the trailer shows some returning favorites like the fire suit as well as new gameplay styles like being able to sneak.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Have Released A Launch Trailer For Batman: Arkham Origins

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a launch trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins. the game comes out across PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, And PC from Friday 8th November.



Press Release

Tecmo Koei Reveal Atelier Escha And Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, Coming 8th March For PS3



Tecmo Koei have revealed the latest game in the Atelier franchise. coming to the PS3 on 7th of March, Atelier Escha And Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky will feature two protagonists, players have the choice of which one they want to play as. Escha's story focuses on the traditional alchemy RPG whilst Logy's story focuses more on world exploration.

Atelier Escha And Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Features:

  • Two protagonists, two stories, more gameplay. Depending on which protagonist a player selects, the story and events will unfold from different perspectives. For players who enjoy the traditional Atelier series, Escha’s story will fulfill their alchemy RPG needs! For players who enjoy a classic RPG, or are newcomers to the series, they can choose Logy’s story to begin their journey in the Atelier universe!

  • Battle with more teammates! Traditionally, in the Atelier series, only 3 characters could join the battle party, but in Atelier Escha And Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, players can have a maximum of 6 characters in battle to allow for more strategy and faster-paced fights!

  • Streamlined synthesis welcomes newcomers and long-time series fans! The synthesis system and interface have been streamlined to make item creation more approachable and enjoyable. As their Synthesis level goes up, players will be able to access more items for synthesis.Fast-paced, turn-based combat system! 

  • Battles are fought using a turn-based combat system, but character actions and command inputs are optimized for fast-paced fights. During battle, players can use support attacks, in which allied characters hop in and appear one after another in an effort to execute impressive follow-up attacks! Utilize the assist attack system to rule the battlefield!

  • Alchemist-exclusive attack, Double Draw! As Alchemists, Escha and Logy can use the various items they create through synthesis during battle. Atelier Escha And Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky has expounded on that concept and created a new alchemist-exclusive command, “Double Draw,” which allows consecutive item use while also increasing their effects!

  • Gorgeous graphics with lively characters! Characters’ faces are meticulously animated and show a wide range of expressions. With the newly implemented engine, the characters in Atelier Escha And Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky really come to life!  

Screenshots



Press Release

Nintendo Reveal The UK Bravely Default 3DS Collectors Edition



Nintendo have revealed the UK are getting a collector's edition for Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. this 3DS game by Square Enix is set to come out on 6th December and the Collectors Edition will be avliable from ShopTo.net. it contains:
  • Bravely Default (Nintendo 3DS Game Card)
  • Agnès Figurine
  • Deluxe Artbook
  • 34 AR Cards
  • Original Soundtrack CD
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Press Release

Ubisoft Announce Assassin's Creed Liberation HD Comes To The USA PSN On 14th January

Ubisoft have announced Assassin's Creed Liberation HD will come to the USA PSN on 14th January. Assassin's Creed Liberation HD is a PS3 game that improves on the Vita version with improved graphics, reworked missions and pacing. Assassin's Creed Liberation HD will cost $19.99 when it's released.



Source: USA PlayStation Blog

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sony Have Released A New Trailer For The PlayStation 4

Sony have released a new trailer for the PlayStation 4. this trailer highlights that there are over 180 games in development for the console, 24 of them being exclusives.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

NIS America Announce They Are Bringing Mugen Souls Z To The USA And EU In 2014

NIS America have announced they are bringing Mugen Souls Z, a game developed by Compile Heart, to the USA and EU. Mugen Souls Z is a PS3 exclusive and will come out in 2014. NIS America say that some content in the game has been edited to make it more suitable for EU and USA Markets. Mugen Souls Z takes place immediately after the first game and has Sylma and Chou-Chou working together to stop an ancient threat.






Press Release

Namco Bandai Reveal Tales Of Symphonia Chronicles Release Date And Collectors Edition


Namco Bandai have announced Tales Of Symphonia Chronicles comes out across Europe and Australasia on PS3 on 28th Febnruary. Namco Bandai have also revealed the Tales Of Symphonia Chronicles Collectors Edition. As well as a copy of the game, the collectors edition comes with 5 Chibi Kyun Chara mini figures, a paper back novel detailing events between Tales Of Symphonia and Tales Of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, and exclusive artwork. the collectors edition will be limited to 10,000 copies across both regions.





Press Release

Nintendo Announce A New Wii U Deluxe Bundle, Coming 1st November With 2 Games For $299.99



Nintendo have revealed a new Wii U Bundle that comes to the USA on 1st November. for $299.99, you get a 32GB Black Wii U Console and New Super Mario Bros. U And New Super Luigi U, both games on one disc.

Press Release

Zero Punctuation - Beyond: Two Souls

There's no easy way to put this...Yahtzee plays Beyond: Two Souls...and this video is just 5 minutes of him really not liking it!

Aksys Games Announce Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi For The PS3


Aksys Games have announced they are bringing Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi to the West. this visual novel game by Idea Factory tells the story of Chizuru,  a young women fighting alongside the Shinsengumi, as factions wage war for control of Japan. the story revolves around this fight and her quest for love. there are 6 possible outcomes and to play through them all could take 20 hours. no release date was announced.

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi Key Features:
  • More Than Just One Story - This choose-your-own-adventure-style game offers players a chance to choose one of six possible love interests.  Playing through the main game unlocks the “Stories of the Shinsengumi”: Several additional events that add roughly 20 hours of content. 
  • A Modern-Day Tale - Playing through “Stories of the Shinsengumi” can also unlock more content, including a series of short stories written specifically for this game about the Hakuokicast in a modern-day Japanese high school!
  • Media Gallery - Get up close and personal with your favorite scenes from main game and the “Stories of the Shinsengumi” added content!
  • Available DLC - Download Hakuoki’s massive art gallery archives and view your favorite characters in a variety of outfits.  If you’re desperate for more adventures, there will be DLC side stories to scratch that itch as well!
  • Engage the Characters - Watch your favorite characters come to life as they converse with you with expressions!


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Press Release

Guerrilla Games And Sony Have Released A Killzone: Shadow Fall Story Trailer

Sony and Guerrilla Games have released a story trailer for their upcoming PS4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall. this trailer also shows off several locations, characters and history but it is a bit of a spoiler if your planning on playing the previous games first.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Quantic Dream Have Released A New Trailer For The Beyond: Two Souls Mobile App

Sony and Quantic Dream have released a new trailer for Beyond: Two Souls. this video is for the free Beyond Touch app that's out on smartphones and tablets. this app can let two players Play Beyond: Two Souls with 1 player on a DualShock and the other using a mobile device, or even two players on mobile devices.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

NIS America Announce The Dragon's Crown Cross-Play Patch Is Out Now Across Europe

NIS America have announced the Dragon's Crown Cross Play Patch is out now across Europe. this patch was already out in the USA and now EU Players on PS3 and PS Vita can play together.



Press Release

TT Games And Warner Bros. Have Released A Launch Trailer For LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a launch trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. the game is coming out across Wii U, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this week in the USA and 15th November in the UK. the PS4 version comes out from 15th November and the Xbox One version gets a worldwide release on 22nd November.



Press Release

Deep Silver And Eutechnyx Reveal NASCAR 14, Coming Early 2014 To PS3 And Xbox 360



Deep Silver and Eutechnyx have revealed NASCAR 14. set to come out in early 2014 across the USA and in PAL Countries, NASCAR 14 will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Game Features:
·NASCAR Highlights: Take advantage of “NASCAR Highlights” to determine the outcome of the biggest race thrills from the season.  Eutechnyx recreates the action where the condition of the cars is exact, weather the same, track positions identical – the only difference is you!

·Career Mode: Work your way through the ranks in a comprehensive career mode; complete with custom car builds, sponsor acquisition, and R&D to get your team into victory lane.

·Official Teams & Tracks: Race against the official NASCAR teams & drivers on your favorite tracks from the high banks of Daytona, to the twists & turns of Sonoma, and exhilarating speed of Talladega.

·Leagues: Take competition to the next level and host online leagues with your friends, fully supported by statistics, challenges, rankings and replay.

·Online Multiplayer:  Take advantage of dynamic skill-based matchmaking, tournaments, and easy drop in/out server browser functionality for a fair and enjoyable experience.

Deep Silver and Eutechnyx are also running a competition for fans to choose who'll be on the Boxart for the game. The "Drive for the Cover" competition is running on Facebook and will run until December.

Press Release

EA And Maxis Announce The Sims 4 Comes To PC's Worldwide In Autumn 2014



EA And Maxis have announced the release window for The Sims 4 on PC. it will have a worldwide release and it is set to come out next Autumn. The Sims 4 is being called the most ambitious Sims game ever made.

Press Release

EA And Respawn Announce Titanfall Comes Out From 11th March On 360, PC And Xbox One



EA And Respawn announce Titanfall is set to come out on 11th March in the USA and 14th March in the UK on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. A Collectors Edition has also been announced for £249.99. as well as the game it will come with a 18" hand crafted Atlas titan statue that has LED lighting, a 190 page art book and a schematic poster.



Press Release

Nintendo Reveal Reversible Boxart For The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds



Nintendo have showed off the reversible boxart cover for their 3DS game The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

Source: Nintendo UK Twitter

Monday, October 21, 2013

Warner Bros. Have Released A 17 Minute Game Play Walkthrough For Batman: Arkham Origins

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released a 17 minute game play video for Batman: Arkham Origins. this video does contain spoilers and it's narrated, the narration helps highlight mechanics like the combat system.



Press Release

Crytek Have Released A Launch Trailer For Warface

Crytek have released a launch trailer for their free to play PC game Warface. the game is out now across the USA, EU and Turkey. Warface is a Browser based PC game with a focus on Co-Op and competitive modes.



Press Release

Ubisoft Have Released A New Trailer For The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot Showing Customisation

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for their free to play PC game The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot. this video focuses on customisation, you can change the theme of your castle and also change the appearance of your own character, there's also exclusive Halloween costumes coming. the customisation features will come during the next update to the game which is 22nd October. this update will also bring new gear abilities. 



Press Release

Sony Have Released A New PlayStation Trailer For The 4 Consoles

Sony have released a new trailer under their #4ThePlayers advertising. the video shows 4 generations of PlayStation Consoles in the bedrooms of players.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

UK Game Charts; GTA V, FIFA 14, Skylanders Swap Force, Pokémon X, Pokémon Y

Grand Theft Auto V continues it's reign as the UK number 1 with FIFA 14 holding steady at number 2. we have a new entry at number 3 this week with Skylanders Swap Force coming out on several platforms. The other new entry to make into the all format chart was the Wii U and 3DS game Sonic Lost World which came in at 11. we had Two already released PS Vita games making an appearance on the chart with Killzone: Mercenary coming in at 13 and Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition at 15.

All Formats Charts

1 - Grand Theft Auto V
2 - FIFA 14
3 - Skylanders Swap Force
4 - Pokémon X
5 - Pokémon Y
6 - Beyond Two Souls
7 - Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
8 - F1 2013
9 - Just Dance 2014
10 - Disney Infinity
11 - Sonic Lost World
12 - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
13 - Killzone: Mercenary
14 - Max Payne 3
15 - Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
16 - The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker
17 - Animal Crossing: New Leaf
18 - Saints Row IV
19 - LEGO The Lord Of The Rings
20 - Tomb Raider

PS3 Charts

- Grand Theft Auto V
- FIFA 14
- Beyond Two Souls
- Skylanders Swap Force
- F1 2013
- The Last Of Us
- Disney Infinity
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
10 - Saints Roaw IV
11 - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
12 - NBA 2K14
13 - Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception Game Of The Year Edition
14 - Diablo III
15 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
16 - Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
17 - BioShock Infinite
18 - Rayman Legends
19 - Injustice: Gods Among Us
20 - Dishonored: Game Of The Year Edition

Xbox 360

- Grand Theft Auto V
- FIFA 14
- Skylanders Swpa Force
- F1 2013
- Disney Infinity
- Saints Row IV
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
- Halo 4
- Diablo III
10 - Payday 2
11 - NBA 2K14
12 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
13 - Farming Simulator 2013
14 - Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
15 - BioShock Infinite
16 - Rayman Legends
17 - Dishonored: Game Of The Year Edition
18 - Injustice: Gods Among Us
19 - Just Dance 2014
20 - FIFA 13

Wii U

- Sonic Lost World
- The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker
- Skylanders Swap Force
- Nintendo Land
- LEGO City Undercover
- New Super Mario Bros. U
- New Super Luigi U
- LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
- Pikmin 3
10 - Disney Infinity
11 - Just Dance 2014
12 - Rayman Legends
13 - Rabbids Land
14 - Zombi U
15 - Sports Connection
16 - Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed
17 - NBA 2K13
18 - The Wonderful 101
19 - Batman: Arkham City - Armoured Edition
20 - 007 Legends

PS Vita

- Killzone: Mercenary
- Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
- FIFA 14
- Need For Speed Most Wanted
- Assassin's Creed III Liberation
- Dragon's Crown
- LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
- FIFA 13
- Rayman Legends
10 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
11 - Uncharted: Golden Abyss
12 - LEGO Legends Of Chima: Laval's Journey
13 - Dead Or Alive 5 Plus
14 - Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
15 - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
16 - Ninja Gaiden: Sigma 2 Plus
17 - Mortal Kombat
18 - LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
19 - Persona 4 Golden
20 - FIFA Football

3DS

- Pokémon  X
- Pokémon Y
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- Sonic Lost World
- Mario Kart 7
- Luigi's Mansion 2
- LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Skylanders Swap Force
10 - Super Mario 3D Land

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

Last Weeks Charts

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sony Reveal The EU/USA inFamous: Second Son Boxart, Special And Collectors Editions

Sony and Sucker Punch have revealed the boxart, special and collectors editions for inFamous: Second Son. both the USA and EU are getting different collectors and special editions, whilst the boxart appears to be the same in both regions.

EU

Special Edition


Includes Delsin's Beanie Hat
Cole's Legacy Bonus Mission DLC

Collectors Edition




Includes Delsin's Jacket Game Case
inFamous: Second Son Coin
inFamous: Second Son Bottle Opener
inFamous: Second Son Badges
Delsin's Replica Beanie Hat
Delin's Legendary Vest DLC

USA

Limited Edition



Includes Cole's Legacy DLC


Collectors Edition




Includes Cole's Legacy DLC Mission
Collectors Edition Cover Artwork
Replica of Delsin's Beanie
8 Pins From Delsin's In-game Vest
Official DUP Patch
Vinyl Decals
Delsin's Legendary in-game Best DLC

Source: EU And USA PlayStation Blogs

Namco Bandai Have Released New Screenshots And A Online Co-Op Trailer For Ace Combat Infinity

Namco Bandai have released a online co-op trailer and screenshots for Ace Combat Infinity. the trailer uses in-game action to show off a few different maps and game modes as well as showing that a current game mode can dynamically change with the introduction of different enemy craft.



Screenshots

Microsoft Confirm Xbox 360 Racing Wheels Won't Work On Xbox One In New Video

Microsoft have released a new video for Xbox One. in this video they talk about accessories and the Xbox One, with a focus on racing accessories. they confirm that existing Xbox 360 racing accessories are not compatible with the Xbox One. they also talk indepth about a couple of Xbox One racing wheels, highlighting new features like having a main block from which you can add different parts to and even different styles of Steering Wheels. they also reveal that Kinect controller tracking also applies to racing accessories, in that the console will change what the buttons do from player to player.



Source: Major Nelson

Sony Announce Ratchet And Clank Nexus Grants Users A Free Copy Of Ratchet And Clank: Quest For Booty

Sony have revealed that those who get Ratchet And Clank Nexus will also get Ratchet And Clank: Quest For Booty for free. if you buy Nexus from the PSN or via retail, you'll see Disc Benefits appear on the XMB, from here you can select Quest For Booty and then download it. Ratchet And Clank Nexus release date has slipped in the EU, it's now set to come out from 20th November with Spain getting it on 21st and UK/Ireland getting it on 22nd November.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Zen Studios Announce CastleStorm Comes To PS3 And PS Vita In November

Zen Studios have announced CastleStorm is coming out on both PS3 and PS Vita in November. the game will support Corss buy and is priced at €9.99. CastleStorm is already out on PC and Xbox Live Arcade.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

The Game Atelier Have Released A Launch Trailer And Screenshots For Crazy Market

The Gamer Atelier have released a launch trailer and screenshots for Crazy Market. this free to play game is out now on iPad/iPhone and has just come out on the PS Vita across the EU, a USA release is set for 29th October.



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SEGA Have Released Launch Trailers For Sonic Lost World On 3DS And Wii U

SEGA have released launch trailers for the Wii U and 3DS versions of Sonic Lost World. the game is out this week in the EU and 29th October across the USA.



Crytek Have Released 2 New Videos And Screenshots For Ryse: Son Of Rome On Xbox One

Crytek have released 2 new videos and screenshots for their upcoming Xbox One game Ryse: Son Of Rome. the first video is mostly cinematics, it tells some of the story of the game and some basic features. the second video tells the legend of Damocles.





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Square Enix Have Released A 6 Minute Walkthrough Video For Deus Ex: Human Revoluion Director's Cut On Wii U

Square Enix have released a new video for Deus Ex: Human Revoluion Director's Cut. this walkthrough is for the Wii U version of the game and whilst it shows in-game action it also highlights the Directors Cut features and Wii U specific features, an early example shown is how the radar map is on the Game Pad and it's more detailed than the previous release of Deus Ex: Human Revoluion.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Microsoft Release Behind The Scenes Video For Xbox One Live Compute, Smartglass And Kinect

Microsoft have released a new video for Xbox One. in this video they talk about some features of the console including Kinect and how it can keep track of who's in the room. they also talk about how you can bring your profile to any console and ways in which you and your games can use Smartglass. two different examples of Smartglass were shown, with Ryse using it to keep track of friends and Dead Rising using it to offer missions and customisations.



Source: Major Nelson

Nintendo Warn Of Pokémon X/Y Save Bug In Lumiose City


Nintendo have warned that some players could experience a bug when saving in the Blue areas in Lumiose City, as shown in the picture, in Pokémon X/Y. if a player saves, exits the game, loads up the game and loads that save, there is a chance that the controls will not respond. Nintendo is currently working on a fix for the game. if you have already experienced this issue, Nintendo is also working on a App that can recover your save file which will come to the eShop soon.

Source: Nintendo UK

Nintendo Announce Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Comes Out On 8th November



Nintendo have announced Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, a game from Sega, is set to come out in the UK on Wii U on 8th November.

Press Release

Rising Star Games Have Released A Launch Trailer For Beyblade: Evolution On 3DS

Rising Star Games have released a launch trailer for their 3DS game Beyblade: Evolution. the game is set to come out in the UK next Friday, 25th October.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Have Revealed The TV Advert For Batman: Arkham Origins

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released the TV advert for Batman: Arkham Origins. they have also confirmed the mobile game is out now.



Press Release

Blizzard Announce Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Will Be Playable At BlizzCon On PS4



Blizzard have announced they are bringing the PS4 version of Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls to this years BlizzCon. it will be playable, including single player and same screen co-op demos.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Sony Anounce DriveClub Is Delayed Until Early 2014, Contrast Will Replace It On PlayStation Plus

Sony and Evolution Studios have confirmed that DriveClub will not make the launch of the PlayStation 4. the game is now set to come out in early 2014. this has mean't that Sony have changed the PlayStation Plus game that PS4 PlayStation Plus subscribers would get. so, joining Resogun will be Contrast. when Drive Club is released there will be a PlayStation Plus version of the game.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

GAME Detail The Locations And Dates When You Can Play Xbox One And PlayStation 4 Games In-Store

GAME have detailed the dates and locations where you can play the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in stores. on Xbox One you'll have the choice to play Forza, Dead Rising 3, RYSE And Killer Instinct. On PlayStation 4 you'll have the choice of playing FIFA 14, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Knack, Super Mother Load, Pinball Arcade And Contrast. you can visit the GAME Xbox One Page or PlayStation 4 Page for me details and store addresses.



Participating Stores and Dates








14th October
Dundee
20:30


14th October
Derby
20:30


15th October
Livingston
20:30


15th October
Banbury
20:30


16th October
Glasgow East Kilbride
20:30


16th October
Northampton
20:30


17th October
Glasgow St Enochs
20:30


17th October
Bedford
20:30


18th October
Dumfries
20:30


18th October
Kings Lynn
20:30


19th October
Teesside
21:00


19th October
Cambridge
20:30


20th October
Gateshead Metrocentre
19:00


20th October
Peterborough
19:00


21st October
Sunderland
20:00


21st October
Norwich
20:00


22nd October
Washington
20:00


22nd October
Bury St Edmunds
20:00


23rd October
Darlington
20:00


23rd October
Colchester
20:00


24th October
Middlesbrough
20:00


24th October
Chelmsford
20:00


25th October
Kendal
20:00


25th October
high Wycombe
20:00


26th October
Blackpool
20:00


26th October
Oxford
20:00


27th October
Cheshire Oaks
19:00


27th October
Reading
19:00


28th October
Liverpool
21:00


28th October
Basingstoke
20:00


29th October
Bolton
20:00


29th October
Swindon
20:00


30th October
Burnley
20:00


30th October
Gloucester
20:00


6th November
York
20:00


6th November
Plymouth
20:00


7th November
Hull
20:00


7th November
Yeovil
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8th November
Scunthorpe
20:00


8th November
Bristol
20:00


9th November
Wakefield
20:00


9th November
Newport
20:00


10th November
Leeds White Rose
19:00


10th November
Swansea Morfa
19:00


11th November
Doncaster
20:00


11th November
Ashford
20:00


12th November
Sheffield
20:00


12th November
Brighton
20:00


13th November
Mansfield
20:00


13th November
Maidstone
20:00


14th November
Nottingham
20:00


14th November
Lewisham
20:00


15th November
Newcastle Under Lyme
20:00


15th November
Croydon
20:00


16th November
Wrexham
20:00


16th November
Camden
20:00


17th November
Bullring
19:00


17th November
Stratford Westfield
19:00


18th November
Walsall
20:00


18th November
Kingston
20:00


19th November
Northfield
20:00


19th November
Box Park
11:00


20th November
Coventry
20:00


20th November
Box Park
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PS4 Dates

Thursday, October 17, 2013

2K Sports Have Released A New Trailer For NBA 2K14 On PS4

2K have released a new trailer for the PS4 version of NBA 2K14. it will be coming out across both PS4 and Xbox One, but this trailer shows action from various different camera angles from the PS4 version.

Bethesda Have Released A New The Elder Scrolls Online Video Showing Character Creation

Bethesda have released a new video for The Elder Scrolls Online. this video is narrated and focuses on the character creation in the game. in-game action of the creation options are shown showing the variety of ways you can customise your character.



Source: Bethesda Blog

Microsoft Announce Machima App For Xbox One, Machima Wingman Snap Revealed

Micorosoft have announced a Machima app is coming to the Xbox One at launch. this app will also have a Snap feature, by using Snap during a game you can bring up tips and guides for the game and level your playing when you need help.



Source: Major Nelson

Konami Announce They Are Working On PES 2014 Issues On Xbox 360, Online Patch Coming Shortly


Konami have confirmed they have been working on the issues reported with the Xbox 360 version of PES 2014. the first issue they have solved resolves around the online functionality issues. they say they should be able to release a patch to fix them soon.

the other issue they are currently working on is the need for a HDD to install the downloadable datapack. it appears that currently those with a Xbox 360 and USB stick are unable to install the datapack. 

Source: Konami UK

Namco Bandai Have Released A New Soul Calibur II HD Online Video Featuring Nightmare VS Mitsurugi

Namco Bandai have released a new game play video for Soul Calibur II HD Online. this video features Nightmare fighting Mitsurugi.

Deep Silver Reveal The Final DLC For Metro: Last Light Will Be The Chronicles Pack

Deep Silver and 4A Games have revealed the last piece of DLC for Metro: Last Light is the Chronicles Pack and it's coming from this week across PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. it will be part of the Season Pass, tho it can be bought for $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99. The Chronicles Pack includes 3 solo missions, A Mission each for Anna, Pavel, and Khan and Ulman. also includes is the Mutli Barreled Bicycle Shotgun that a fan created.



Press Release

Thekla Inc Have Released New Screenshots For The Witness, Claim The Game Could Take 25-40 Hours To Complete

Thekla Inc have released new screenshots for their upcoming PS4 open world puzzle game The Witness. they have revealed that in recent play tests of the game it took them between 25-40 hours to complete it. the game is at the point where the puzzles are all in and now they are going through the island adding more detail and making the game run smooth and have a solid frame rate.

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Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Reveal A Mobile Version Of Batman: Arkham Origins

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have revealed a mobile version, for Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, of Batman: Arkham Origins is set to come in the launch window of the console version. this mobile version is being developed by NetherRealm Studios and it will be a free to play brawler. it will have Batman fighting against a number of Assassin's from DC Comics in several Gotham locations. as you progress you can upgrade your character, unlock Batsuits and earn in-game rewards and currency. 



Press Release

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Microsoft Release New Video Explaining Online Multiplayer On Xbox One, Remove User Game Save Control

Microsoft have released a new video for the Xbox One which focuses on Online Multiplayer. they talk, and sometimes use examples, about the new reputation system and how being blocked will lower your score. they confirm that as well as a reputation being lowered, you can work on it and improve it. Microsoft have confirmed that only Gold Members can share things from the DVR. Microsoft highlight that their cloud gaming system means there should be less cheating online as the matches are in the cloud on servers and not on a users console.

At the beginning of the interview Microsoft appear to confirm that users will not have control over their game saves, with them being largely hidden.



Source: Major Nelson

Sony Announce Sportsfriends Is Coming To The PS4, PS3 Version Coming January

Sony have announced Sportsfriends is coming out on PS4. for those who backed the game on Kickstarter, they will have the choice whether to get the PS3 or PS4 versions. Doug Wilson has also confirmed that J.S Joust will make use of the light bar on the DualShock 4. Sportsfriends is currently set for a January release on PS3, all 4 games are ported to the PS3 and now the finishing the surrounding details.



Source: USA PlayStation Blog

Sony Announce Flower, flOw, Escape Plan and Sound Shapes For PS4 And PS Vita, Cross Buy Supported

Sony have announced they are bringing  Flower, flOw, Escape Plan and Sound Shapes to the PS4, with Flower and flOw also coming to the PS Vita. these games support Sony's Cross Buy Promotion which means that if you own any of these games on the PS3 or PS Vita already, you'll get the game on other platforms for free.

Flower will come out on PS4 and PS Vita on 29th November, for free if you already own the PS3 version. Sound Shapes comes to the PS4 on the 29th November also, and again it's free if you own the PS3/PS Vita versions. flOw is coming out on PS Vita and PS4 on 29th November and Escape Plan comes to the PS4 on 29th Novmber with re-worked DualShock 4 controller support, they're free if you already on them.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Zero Punctuation - Lost Planet 3

Yahtzee is back after his week off and he's playing Lost Planet 3. he's not been much of a fan of the series, but will this third entry change things for the good or is Lost Planet 3 just one game too many?

Nintendo Announce UK Release Dates For The Luigi And Zelda Themed 3DS Consoles



Nintendo have revealed the UK release dates for two upcoming special edition Nintendo 3DS Conesoles. 1st November see's the Luigi special edition coming out, in celebration of 30 years of Luigi. On 22nd November The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds edition comes out with a digital copy of the game available for download from the eShop.


Source: Nintendo UK

Crytek Announce Warface Comes Out On 21st October On PC

Crytek have released a new trailer for Warface and announced it comes out on PC next week, 21st October. 

Namco Bandai Have Released A New Pocket Watch Trailer For Tales Of Xillia 2

Namco Bandai have released a new trailer for Tales Of Xillia 2. this trailer is mostly cinematic and focuses round a Pocket Watch, action and a train.

Majesco Release A New Trailer For Zumba Fitness World Party, Announce A Xbox One Release On 22nd November

Majesco have released a new trailer for Zumba Fitness World Party. this trailer shows action from the Xbox 360 Kinect version the game, focusing on the basic features. Majesco have also announced the Xbox One version of the game will come out on 22nd November, the Wii U, Wii and Xbox 360 versions come out on 5th November.



Press Release

Stardock Reveal Galactic Civilizations III, Coming Exclusively To 64-Bit PC's

Stardock have revealed Galactic Civilizations III. the game will be coming out exclusively to 64-bit PC's and will be true to it's core gameplay whilst adding new features like multiplayer and improved visuals. Stardock say the move to 64-bit PC's means the game can be dramatically bigger, be better for modders and allow Stardock to release more DLC for the game.

Stardock have detailed the Founder's Edition and Founder's Elite Editions. the first is $39.99 will include Beta access and a special forum badge. the second is $99.99 and entitles the player to all future DLC and expansions, alpha access, name in credits and the right to name a star in the game.



Press Release

Ubisoft Announce All Versions Of Watch Dogs Have Been Delayed Until Spring 2014


Ubisoft have announced all versions of Watch Dogs have been delayed until Spring 2014.

The Following is a Statement from Ubisoft in regards to the delay of Watch Dogs on all platforms:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nintendo Announce Pokémon X And Pokémon Y Has Sold Over 4 Million Units Worldwide In 2 Days



Nintendo have revealed that in just two days, 12th October and 13th October, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have sold over 4 million units worldwide. this makes Pokémon X and Pokémon Y the fastest selling 3DS title of all time and they are selling 70% faster than the previous titles Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2. this figures don't appear to include those which were sold on the eShop, rather these figures seem to be just those sold at retail. 

Nintendo have also revealed that 5 Pokémon titles have sold over 10 million units worldwide:

TitlePlatformTotal Global Sales**
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon PearlNintendo DS17.63 Million
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon SapphireGame Boy Advance16.22 Million
Pokémon Black and Pokémon WhiteNintendo DS15.42 Million
Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilverNintendo DS12.67 Million
Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreenGame Boy Advance12 Million

Press Release

XSEED Announce Valhalla Knights 3 Comes To EU On PS Vita On 23rd October

XSEED have announced the EU release date for the PS Vita game Valhalla Knights 3. it's coming out this week across the USA and will come out across the EU on 23rd October. XSEED have also confirmed the western release of the game will have both ad-hoc multiplayer and multiplayer over the PSN. also added are leaderboards and the amount of XP you earn has been tweaked for the early part of the game. nearly all the free DLC the game got in Japan has been included, essentially everything that wasn't a licensed cross over costume.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Square Enix Detail Upcoming Halloween Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Event And More

Square Enix have revealed some details on upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn events and features. first up is this years Halloween event, it runs from 18th October to 1st November and it's All Saints' Wake. the streets of Eorzea cities will be decked with ceremonial lanterns and there'll be costumes, a travelling circus, and a special quest.

Coming 21st October is the World Transfer Service. this will be free and it'll let you move your character to another world. instructions will be in your Mog Station.

Coming later this year is Patch 2.1 and it will bring the Wolves Den PvP Battles, new housing, a new Primal Battle, new dungeons, treasure hunting, hard mode boss battles, beastmen daily quests and The Crystal Tower. more specific details on this patch will be revealed at a later date.







In November is the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII special event. from 14th November, you can undertake special FATE Events with Lightning and get Final Fantasy XIII themed gear and weapons. Square Enix have teased a future event which celebrates Final Fantasy XI whilst Japan will celebrate Dragon Quest X's first year.

Press Release

Microsoft Have Released A Walkthrough For The Xbox One Friends App

Microsoft have released a walk-through for the friends app on Xbox One. this video is narrated by Major Nelson and shows many aspects of the app like a news feed of what your friends have been doing. your current Xbox 360 friends will be brought over to the Xbox One, with space for up to 1000 friends.the video also talks about followers and the favourite category  you can follow anyone you want, but it's up to them to follow you back and what information they see.



Source: Major Nelson

Sony Have Released A New TV Advert For The PlayStation 4

Sony have released a new advert for the PlayStation 4. this continues the Greatness Awaits campaign, saying playing the PlayStation 4 with other people helps make a Perfect Day.



Source: USA PlayStation Blog

Square Enix Have Released A New Game Play Trailer For Kingdom Hearts III

Square Enix have released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III. the game is still early in development and this video features Japanese text, which doesn't affect viewing of the video at all, but it does show in-game action from two portions of the game.the first part is simple hack and slash action whilst the second part shows a fight against a Titan from the movie Hercules. 

Square Enix Have Released A New Game Play Video Demonstration For Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Square Enix have released a new video for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. this is a demonstration of a quest from the game and it's narrated by Yuji Abe, with English subtitles and the in-game action is in English. the video shows how in combat you can change your "job" to perform different attacks and how you need to use this skill as each job needs to recharge. the video shows how you can go into the pause menu and customise which jobs you take into a fight, which equipment you have and even what colour clothes you are wearing.

Sony And Polyphony Digital Have Released A New Gran Turismo 6 Trailer

Sony and Polyphony Digital have released a new trailer for Gran Turismo 6. this trailer highlights some of the stats of the game, like there are 30 tracks and over 12,000 cars.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Capcom Have Released A 20 Minute Making Of Video For Remember Me

Capcom have released a making of video for Remember Me. this 20 minute video is in French so i recommend turning on the captions. the video starts from the beginning of the development process and has several members of team talking about the game.



Source: Capcom Unity

Nintendo Have Released A New Game Play Trailer For The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo have released a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. this video reveals more of the games story, introducing the main villain the two princesses. the video also shows off the Link becoming a drawling mechanic and how it can be used to move objects in world. Lorule is also briefly shown.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Futurlab Reveal Surge Deluxe, A New PS Vita Version Of Surge Coming In Early 2014



Futurlab have announced they are bringing their PlayStation Mobile game Surge to the PlayStation Vita as Surge Deluxe. this PS Vita game is a response to feedback they received from fans of the game. in addition to the original game, Surge Deluxe features a new Combiner Block and they've dropped the colour requirement for multipliers. Also new is the Chain Linker Block which can be used to create massive chains. Surge Deluxe is more colour blind friendly as the colour blocks have their own shapes, the scoring system has been tweaked, Trophies have been added as have unlockable backgrounds and a expanded soundtrack.



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Source: EU PlayStation Blog