Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Storm City Entertainment have announced that their upcoming Nintendo DSi only game, System Flaw, is coming out on October 27th. The game makes full use of the Nintendo DSi camera, taking the images it sees and overlaying enemies over it. the screenshots show what the DSi camera sees on the bottom screen, with a radar on the top screen showing how far away the enemies are.
The game has 100 levels and does feature some innovative technology, which is not explained in the press release.
The UK Boxart for games which only play on the Nintendo DSi has also been revealed. the picture shows that the side bar says Nintendo DSi, a banner on the bottom reiterates this.
THQ*Ice have announced that Dragonica Online will go live on Thursday 15th October. to celebrate the launch, THQ*ICE have announced that there will be events taking place in Dragonica Online.
There will be the Emporia War Challenge, a challenge were guilds have to defeat the THQ*ICE guild in Guild VS Guild Combat. for players who log in everyday between October 15th - October 22nd, they are entered into a completion to win a collectable Dragonica Online Game Card.
From October 15th to October 18th, THQ*ICE will increase the size and rates of gold drops and also increase the XP earned. another competition requires players to travel around the game and take screenshots, to prove they've reached there, and post them on forums for a chance to win prizes.
There are current events happening, like Loot Hunt which requires collecting in-game raffle cards to win prizes, and a new Dragonica Online dungeon is going live next week. it's designed for players ranked lvl 50 and up.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Oct 14, 2009 Great prizes, in-game loot and exciting quests await registered players as THQ*ICE today announced Thursday, October 15th as the official grand opening for their highly anticipated free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game, Dragonica™ Online(http://dragonica.thqice.com). Filled with a rich storyline, beautiful lands, challenging boss battles, and comical skill moves, Dragonica Online redefines traditional arcade-style fun for all types of MMO players. THQ*ICE invites you to come explore Dragonica Online and choose your fun.
As part of the official game launch, THQ*ICE is hosting a series of fun-filled events and contests for all registered players which include:
Emporia War Challenge: players can join their guild members for the top honors as the strongest guild. On opening day, October 15th, guilds will have to knock down the THQ*ICE guild to win this title in the new guild-versus-guild feature.
On Guard for Game Cards: players who log in every day between October 15 and October 22 are automatically entered to win a collectible Dragonica Online Game Card.
Increased Rates: between October 15 and October 18, THQ*ICE will be increasing the size and rates of gold drops and increased XP gain to celebrate the opening weekend of Dragonica Online.
Around the World in 80 Hours: players must travel to various places within the game world, take screenshots as proof of their journey and then post them in the forums to win prizes by October 18th, 10 PM (PDT).
New Dungeon Content: Dragonica Online's third dungeon opens next week! Hidden deep in the Sanctuary of the Gods, the Kundaran Dungeon is designed to test adventurers level 50 and up.
And much more!
New and veteran players can still participate in ongoing events and contests as well, such as:
Loot Hunt: collect in-game raffle cards to win incredible prizes including a trip to Korea, an 8GB iPod Touch, iHome’s iP71 iPod Computer Speakers, and more! With the Increased Rates for opening weekend, the hunt for raffle cards is even more rewarding!
“Dragonica Online is an extraordinary multiplayer experience whose sense of humor and unique combination of gameplay has been drawing raves from the online gaming community,” said Aaron Dean, Marketing Manager, THQ*ICE. “We are excited about our grand opening and look forward to celebrating with our community. The THQ*ICE guild is eager to test our player’s skills in the Emporia War Challenge; it should be a lot of fun!”
Rated ‘E10+’ for Everyone over the age of 10, fans can register to play Dragonica Online at http://dragonica.thqice.com, follow on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/dragonicathqice or join on Facebook at http://facebook.com/dragonica.
Developed by Barunson Interactive, Dragonica Online is the first free-to-play fantasy-action MMORPG to merge fast-paced combat, 3D side-scrolling and a hilarious, yet devastating, skill system. Players can join the quest to vanquish the threat of the evil Lord Dragon Elga; explore a fantastical new world rife with Boss Battle monsters, Mission Map challenges, and epic adventures.
About THQ*ICE LLC
THQ*ICE LLC is an online games operator specializing in casual massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. As a joint venture between THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and ICE Entertainment, THQ*ICE combines THQ's product development and retail publishing expertise with ICE's technology and service operations experience. THQ*ICE is dedicated to building an online platform of high quality games and premium content featuring free-to-play, micro transaction models.Dragonica Online and its respective logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ*ICE LLC in the U.S. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ"), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the Dragonica Online video game, and are based upon management's current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ's financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2009, and particularly the discussion of risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.
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EA Announce Madden NFL Aracde And A December Release For It On Playstation Network And Xbox Live Arcade
Madden NFL Arcade is a 5-on-5 American Football game which can be played single player or by Co-Op, on a single player. you can choose NFL teams from the 32 available, each with their own stadium, and play Madden NFL in a new way. there are no penalities, and you only have 4 downs to get 60 yards. the first team to 30 wins.
There are Game Changes avaliable to change the gameplay, as well as changeable skill level options.
Madden NFL Arcade
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Oct 14, 2009 Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today an all-new way to experience the Madden NFL franchise with Madden NFL Arcade – a fun, pick-up-and-play, 5-on-5 football game from EA Tiburon. Madden NFL Arcade is pure adrenaline football for both casual and diehard NFL fans, featuring a unique art style that brings your favorite players to life like never before! Madden NFL Arcade will be available as a download on Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Store for 1200 MS Points and $14.99 respectively, just in time for the holidays in December.
“When you look around the office and see your whole team playing and having tons of fun with it, you know the game hit the right mark,” said marketing director Nathan Stewart. “We have diehard Madden fans who have worked on the franchise for a decade, and more casual gamers who are all playing together and enjoying it. If our productivity the past few weeks is any indication, we’ve created a game that everyone will love.”
Choose one of your favorite 32 NFL teams and distinctive home stadium for a battle with the best five players on each side of the ball, and let the excitement begin! Each team is given four downs to march 60 yards to pay dirt – no penalties or field goals allowed here, pal! Get your Madden NFL fix in a completely new way, with fast-paced games where the first team to 30 wins. Want to mix it up? Madden NFL Arcade can be tailored to fit your liking by changing options, such as skill level, points to win, and more; making each game unlike the one before. Take advantage of 13 unique “Game Changers” to break the game wide open on a single play. Add an entourage of lineman to get the sack, freeze an opposing player, turn off your opponent’s passing icons, and much more. No lead is safe inMadden NFL Arcade.
Madden NFL Arcade is the perfect video game for gameday, allowing up to four players to play co-op on a single console. You can also take on the world online in head-to-head matches and track your performance via interactive leaderboards. If you like to commemorate your gridiron success, Madden NFL Arcade will also provide a host of achievements and trophies to boost your gamer score.
Madden NFL Arcade is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and is developed in Orlando, Florida by the EA Tiburon studio, which also produces NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and EA SPORTS MMA.
For more information about Madden NFL Arcade visit: maddennfl.easports.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA Mobile TM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
EA, EA SPORTS, the EA SPORTS logo, EA Mobile and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. John Madden, NFL, NCAA, Tiger Woods and PGA TOUR are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. “PlayStation” and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
ABOUT NFL PLAYERS
Formed in 1994, NFL PLAYERS is the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. Representing more than 1,800 active and many memorable retired NFL players, NFL PLAYERS “takes the helmets off” the players and markets them as personalities as well as professional athletes. Through an exclusive sponsorship agreement between the organization and the NFL, players are integrated into NFL sponsor activation programs. In addition, under an exclusive agreement between NFL PLAYERS and the NFL, NFLPLAYERS.COM, the company’s official website, is part of the NFL Internet Network. Each year NFL PLAYERS negotiates and facilitates more than 4,000 player marketing opportunities for players. NFL PLAYERS activities include retail licensing, corporate sponsorships and promotions, special events, radio and television projects, publishing and internet. For more information, please visit NFLPLAYERS.COM.
Crave Entertainment have announced that Brunswick Pro Bowling is now available for the iPhone/iPod Touch in N.America for $4.99.
It features real time changing oil patterns and Lane conditions, a 4 player tournament, and quick play mode. there is also customisation options where you can customise your character, name, location, balls, left/right hand, and what music you want from your own iTunes library. you have the ability to play vertical or horizontal and it also features a Wall Of Fame Scoreboard.
SANTA ANA, Calif. & MALTA, N.Y. --(Business Wire)-- Oct 14, 2009 Crave Entertainment, the full-service publishing and distribution division of FillpointSVG, one of the videogame industry’s leading providers of online distribution, fulfillment, and e-commerce services for national retailers, today announced Brunswick Pro Bowling is now available for download exclusively to Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users. The only iPhone and iTouch bowling game licensed by industry leader Brunswick, Brunswick Pro Bowling features real pin and ball physics including changing oil patterns and lane conditions, as well as customization options ranging from character to ball to music selections all for --$4.99.
“Brunswick Pro Bowling is the definitive bowling experience for iPhone and iTouch users featuring the high quality bowling balls, equipment and bowling centers Brunswick has built its reputation on,” said Betsi Gijanto, executive vice president, Crave Entertainment. “In addition, we created a gameplay experience that captures the control, physics, customization and rewards systems that real bowlers can appreciate.”
Brunswick Pro Bowling is designed for avid bowlers and casual game players alike, whether the player wishes to gain mastery over the real time changing oil patterns and lane conditions during a four-player tournament or just kill some time with a fast round in Quick Play Mode. Customization features include character, name, location, balls, left/right hand, as well as the option of selecting music tracks from the player’s own iTunes library. With five unique locations, several camera angles, the vertical or horizontal mode options, Wall of Fame scoreboard and several KUDOS animations,Brunswick Pro Bowling offers an unprecedented amount of bowling options.
For more information about Brunswick Pro Bowling and to download the game, please visitwww.cravegames.com/games/Brunswick_Bowling.
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity" TM in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Teignbridge propellers; MotoTron electronic controls; Albemarle, Arvor, Baja, Bayliner, Bermuda, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, HarrisKayot, Hatteras, Laguna, Lowe, Lund, Maxum, Meridian, Ornvik, Palmetto, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Savage, Sea Boss, Sea Pro, Sea Ray, Sealine, Triton, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine and Benrock parts and accessories distributors; IDS dealer management systems; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and ParaBody fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables; and Valley-Dynamo pool, Air Hockey and foosball tables. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.
About Crave Entertainment
Based in Santa Ana, California, Crave Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of FillpointSVG, is a full-service video game publisher for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For more information about Crave Entertainment please visit www.cravegames.com.
Headquartered in Malta, New York, FillpointSVG is a leading provider of direct-to-consumer fulfillment services, distributor and e-commerce solutions for videogame hardware, software, accessories and PC software for national retailers and software publishers. For more information, please visit www.fillpointsvg.com.
The game is out on October 20th.
Nintendo Reveals The Release Date And Price Of The Black WiiMote, Wii Motion Plus, And Nunchuk For N.America
you can click on the pictures to see them bigger.
Nintendo's iconic Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers are getting a new look, just in time for the holidays. Ever since the Wii™ system launched in November 2006, the controllers have been available only in white. On Nov. 16, Nintendo introduces new black versions.
The new black Wii Remote controller will be available packaged with a black Wii MotionPlus™ accessory, which brings enhanced precision to games. The package will be available at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The black Nunchuk controller will be available separately at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
"The Wii Remote revolutionized not only how people play games, but also who plays them," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "The new color lets people customize their setup, and the controllers make great stocking stuffers for players of any age."
the first video can be found below.
Koei Tecmo have released the first screenshots for their upcoming Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game, Fist Of The North Star. the first two screenshots appear to be in game whilst the others appear to be from cut scenes and they show some of the familiar characters in the Fist Of The North Star Series.
Fist Of The North Star (Hokuto No Ken)
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Queen's Brian May says that a dedicated Queen Rock Band Game may happen. talks are ongoing. http://ow.ly/u8Xk
360: A Japanese retail employee talks about how the 360 had no titles at Tokyo Game Show, things maybe to late in Japan http://ow.ly/u90y
a Magazine has confirmed that Tecmo Koei are brining Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken) to PS3+360 next year. http://ow.ly/u92i
PSP: The ESRB says that for games which cost less than $250k to make, the ESRB only charges $800 to rate them. http://ow.ly/u93y
iPhone: 2D Games are releasing World Of Goo on the iPhone. its not quite finished and no release date was given. http://ow.ly/u94s
PC: Glenn Hoddle's Academy has been confirmed as the final licensed club in Football Manager 2010. http://ow.ly/u9a4
PSP: Kojima teases "There's an unannounced system that will surprise you. It will make you want to rush out and buy a PSP" http://ow.ly/u9bu
All former employees of Oxygen Games have been recruited by OG International, a sales and distribution firm. http://ow.ly/u9cm
The World Of Warcraft movie is being written by Robert Rodat,, who did Saving Private Ryan. http://ow.ly/u9do
PS3: its rumoured that Sega will be Publishing Yakuza 3 in n.America. its believed the game will only be Subtitled. http://ow.ly/u9e9
Wii: The Latest Famitsu reveals Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth information, WiiWare, out in two weeks in Japan. http://ow.ly/u9fk
PSP: Phantasy Star Portable 2 In Japan has a Pizza Hut Tie In, you can buy Pizza box Shield, room decorations + more http://ow.ly/u9gW
Bioware say they have Plans to provide Dragon Age Origins with DLC for the next 2 years. including item packs, quests... http://ow.ly/ubGZ
PC: World Of Goo developers are allowing you to pay what you want for A World Of Goo until October 19th http://ow.ly/ubMX
Konami have confirmed that Silent Hill Shattered Memories will not launch in PAL Territories until February 2010. http://ow.ly/ubOF
Infinity Ward have says rumours of Modern Warfare 2's release being delayed are fake. http://ow.ly/ubQv
Ubisoft say they've thought about having Assassins Creed III Set in WWII, the assassin could be female. http://ow.ly/ubSI
PS3: Ar tonelico III is a Playstation 3 exclusive, coming out in Japan on January 28. it will get a USA Release. http://ow.ly/ubVu
Splatterhouse is coming out Q3 2010. new screenshots have been released. http://ow.ly/ucY2
QTE Blog: New Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers Of Sky Screenshots http://ow.ly/15UFAb
Jordan Mechner, Prince Of Persia Creator, made a pitch for the Prince Of Persia Movie using clips from The Sands of Time http://ow.ly/ucYZ
Wii: Wii Play has sold 11.1 Million units in America, making it the top selling game of the decade. http://ow.ly/ucZH
Wii: Channel 4 have said that there are “currently no plans to introduce...[the 4 On Demand] service” for Wii Users http://ow.ly/ud0p
DSi: RPG Maker is coming out on the DS in Japan on January 28th as RPG Tsukuru DS. there is currently no USA release. http://ow.ly/ud1M
rumoured Nintendo is using nVidia’s Tegra System-on-Chip processor for the next handheld, making it more powerful than Wii http://ow.ly/ud3g
QTE Blog: EA Reveal The Music Artists In the Sims 3 Expansion, World Adventures http://ow.ly/15UHkJ
its rumoured Microsoft has chosen AMD / ATI as their GPU supplier for the next Xbox console. its expected 2012, was 2010 http://ow.ly/ud57
Xbox Live Activity, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4/WaW, Halo 3 ODST, Gears 2. Top Arcade SOUTH PARK LET'S GO TOWER DEFENSE PLAY! http://ow.ly/ueDz
PS3: David Sullivan says he's audition for the role of Cole in a inFamous sequel. looks like Cole's being recasted http://ow.ly/ueH4
PS3: GT5 Producer says the scale of it is "dizzying", "daily Progress Is Slow". "All basic stuff is complete" + much more http://ow.ly/ufYf
QTE Blog: BioWare Announce The Dragon Age: Origins Character Creator and BioWare Social Network Are Now Live http://ow.ly/15UJcM
QTE Blog: Squeeballs party is Coming Out In N. America On October 15th For Nintendo Wii And Nintendo DS http://ow.ly/15UJcN
QTE Blog: Seth Green Calls on Game Players to Rescue Prized Butterfinger Bar http://ow.ly/15UJD0