Sunday, 31 March 2013

A Showdown Four Decades Later: William Shatner Faces the Alien Gorn Again in Promo for Upcoming Release of

Reprise of legendary 1967 TV battle between Shatner’s Captain Kirk and lizard-like alien puts spotlight
on STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME, set for April 26 release

 More than four decades after they first squared off on an isolated desert planet, William Shatner comes face-to-face again with the menacing Gorn species of STAR TREK fame … but this time the battle begins on a comfy sofa with the two former foes seated in front of a video screen as they fight again in promotion for the April 26 release of STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME.  The Kirk-Gorn rematch can be sceen below.

The original Kirk-Gorn duel was seen in the classic 1967 “Arena” episode of the STAR TREK series.  Millions of people have viewed the original on YouTube.

In the promotional video, which debuted Thursday exclusively on Yahoo! Movies (, Shatner and a stunt man in a replica Gorn suit are seen casually playing STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME when a dispute leads to a friendly fight re-enacting actual choreographed punches from the classic TV brawl blow-for-blow. This time, however, couch pillows replace what appeared to be “space rocks” that were thrown the first time around.

“What better way to spotlight the adventure and fun everyone can have actually playing as Capt. Kirk in the new game, than to team up the legendary former captain himself to play one of his old foes,” commented LeeAnne Stables, President of Consumer Products at Paramount Pictures, the studio releasing the game. “Mr. Shatner is such a great sport and that Gorn had absolutely no chance of coming out on top this time.”

After spending a day on the set with the Gorn to create the video, veteran actor Shatner, who originated the role of Capt. Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series, added:   “It never ceases to amaze me how many people still ask me about that scene.  It’s 46 years later, and he hasn’t aged as well as I have.”

The highly anticipated STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME features a vastly updated version of the Gorn as the key foe to legendary duo Kirk and Spock.   Players take on the roles of Kirk and Spock, who work together to get to the heart of a mysterious attack by an enemy with unimaginable strength – a re-imagined version of the Gorn.  In an entirely original story, written by BAFTA award winner Marianne Krawczyk, the Gorn is a terrifying threat, with an army that could overwhelm Kirk, Spock and the crew of the Enterprise.

The all-new video showdown between the two STAR TREK icons can also be found online at starting today, and highlights the co-op play that is at the heart of STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME, which will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.  Pre-ordering is available now.

The promotional video was produced in-house under the creative direction of Senior Vice President Brian Miller and shot on location in a ranch-style home in suburban Los Angeles.  The original 1967 Kirk-Gorn fight can be viewed at, courtesy of CBS Television.

STAR TREK The Video Game is under license by CBS Consumer Products and will be released April 23 in North America and April 26 worldwide by Paramount Pictures and NAMCO Bandai Games.

To learn more about STAR TREK The Video Game, visit or follow @star_trek_game on Twitter.

Star Trek: The Video Game
Formats: PC, PS3, X360
Out: 26/04/2013
Publisher: Namco Bandai

Thursday, 28 March 2013


Philips PicoPix - The Pocket projector for gamers everywhere has given GamesBooth a pair of complimentary tickets for the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham on Saturday, so here’s a quick competition for you!

The PicoPix 2480 connects directly to your PS3, Xbox and more for large screen gaming anywhere, anytime.  We’ve reviewed its predecessor the PicoPix 1430 last year and gave it a fantastic overview – so we really expect this to pack a punch!

We’re giving one lucky person and a friend the chance to go and check out the PicoPix 2480 (Stand D82) and hundreds of other gadgets and games for themselves on Saturday 8th March at the Birmingham NEC during the Gadget Show Live.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize and attending the Gadget Show Live on Saturday simply tell us how many lumens does the Philips PicoPix 2480 deliver?
Answers can be sent to or added as a comment on this post!
This competition runs for a few hours only –  COMP EXTENDED UNTIL 5.30pm tomorrow and winners will be drawn almost immediately.   Judges decision is final.


Xbox Live Indie Games gets an Incredible Heavy Metal Soundtrack for a bloody addictive arcade game 

Nocturnal Studio, today released their first title for Microsoft's Xbox Live Indie Games service titled, Death Goat. Death Goat is a bloody twin-stick shooter featuring hordes of brutal enemies & eardrum destroying Heavy Metal. Death Goat features the music of Between The Buried And Me, God Forbid, Holy Grail, Vanisher, Konkeror, Immortal Guardian, Lorelei and Ovid's Withering.

"Music has always been an important part of the gaming experience for us" says Brian Ferrara, Creative Director for Nocturnal Studio. "We assembled a mix of both signed and unsigned artists for this game with the intention of introducing some amazing music in an addictive arcade game to new fans."

Death Goat is available right now on Xbox Live Indie Games

Death Goat Official Site

Nocturnal Studio Official Site

Death Goat Official Trailer

Founded by a team responsible for creating several cult classics, with millions of downloads across platforms. Nocturnal Studio is the pinnacle of our creative endeavors and home to Creative Director Brian Ferrara (, Art Director Narek Gevorgian, Lead Programmer Nick Kinkade (
Death Goat
Format: X360
Out: TBA
Publisher: Nocturnal Studio


Today Codemasters® announced a host of new cars, locations and racing clubs set to feature in GRID 2™ when it launches on May 31. In addition to revealing high performance European vehicles, including those from the game’s Super Touring Car class, Codemasters also released a gameplay video showcasing highlights of GRID 2’s European races; the video is now playing at

The ‘GRID 2: European Expansion’ video focuses on the European cars, clubs and locations. In Road Races on the Côte d'Azur, players speed through tunnels cut into sheer rock and tackle the climbs, plunges and hairpins set amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the world. 

The Street Racing category is showcased in central Paris, which comes alive to the sound of roaring engines as cars blast down its magnificent boulevards, sling-shot around the Arc de Triomphe and speed past the Eiffel Tower. Track Racing is represented at the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal which makes its console debut in GRID 2. Commonly known as Portimao Circuit, this state of the art, $250M track was opened in 2008 and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most exciting circuits in motorsport, with constantly undulating asphalt and wide areas built for overtaking. 

Additional European locations set to star in GRID 2 include Brands Hatch (Track Racing), Barcelona (Street Racing) and the Red Bull Ring (Track Racing).

The ‘GRID 2: European Expansion’ video also reveals two of the four Touring Cars in competition. In the Super Touring Cars class, the Volvo S60 BTCS - one of the premiere performers in the BTCS and Volvo’s flagship racer – goes wheel-to-wheel with the Gomez Competition, a motorsport thoroughbred custom developed by GC Automotive in Herault in the South of France, with performance that rivals cars from global manufacturers. 

Additional Touring Cars in the game include the BMW Motorsport 320 TC – the latest evolution of the car that Andy Priaulx drove to two championships – and the Chevrolet Cruze Touring car, which secured wins in both the WTCC and British Touring Car Championship in 2010, proving this American marque could compete with the best in the world. 

GRID 2’s car list draws models from the finest manufacturers from three continents. Prime examples of European cars set to star in GRID 2 that give a flavour of the car roster include;

BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution (Evo3)
BMW Motorsport 320 TC
Caterham-Lola SP300R
Ford Focus ST 2013
Gomez Competition GC 10.1
McLaren F1 GT
Mercedes Benz 190E 2.5 Evo 2
Mercedes Benz SLS GT3
Pagani Huayra
Volvo S60 BTCS

Further cars to star in the game are to be announced. 

The individual character of every car is brought to life through GRID 2’s groundbreaking TrueFeel™ handling system. Drawing on expertise from professional motorsports drivers and Codemasters’ 15 year heritage in creating award-winning racing games, TrueFeel™ handling lets players feel what it’s like to drive some of the most exciting cars in existence.

GRID 2, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID™, will race into retail on May 31 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC and is available for pre-order now. 

Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over and or follow the team ;

GRiD 2
Formats: PC, PS3, X360
Out: 31/05/2013
Publisher: Codemasters

Little Orbit

Monster High™ Skultimate Roller Maze Video Game Skates Onto Nintendo 3DS™ Tomorrow

Mattel® and Little Orbit Launch the Popular Monster HighTMRacing Game in the UK on March 29th with Two All-New Tracks – Launch trailer available today

Mattel®  and Little Orbit will release the new Nintendo 3DS™ version of  the Monster High™ Skultimate Roller Maze™ video game on Friday March 29th,  which will join existing versions for Wii and Nintendo DS.   Based on the brand that has become a worldwide phenomenon and is everywhere girls are today, including the new Nintendo 3DS™ platform, Monster High™ Skultimate Roller Maze™ is an action-packed racing game that challenges players to compete on multiple courses right from their favourite Monster High™ episodes.  The game will be available at retail for an SRP of £24.99 and has a PEGI rating of 7.

You can watch the launch trailer here:

On your mark, get set, SCREAM!  Players choose their favorite Monster High™ Character and their own unique abilities and assemble a team of friends to skate through the crypts of Monster High™.  Complete with two new additional tracks for the 3DS, the game promises unique gameplay modes to keep racing spirited, plus multiple difficulty settings to match a player’s “skull” level. Gamers can collect power-ups, avoid monstrous obstacles, scream past the competition and use each character’s special ability to win the race and bring home victory.
"This new game is the kind of quirky fun experience fans expect from the truly unique Monster High universe," said Matt Scott, president of Little Orbit. "We’re excited to launch the game tomorrow and think fans are going to be excited too."

Staying true to the Monster High™ mantra of “Be Yourself.  Be Unique.  Be a Monster™,” players will choose from the perfectly-imperfect Monster High™ student body and compete in the Skultimate Roller Maze.  The universal truths of teamwork and celebrating differences are woven into the game as player’s race through treacherous courses, discover deviously hidden items and extend the play through multiple modes.  With various difficulty settings and unlockable characters, the Monster High™ Skultimate Roller Maze™ game will appeal to fans of all ages and skill levels.  The game will be available at retail for an SRP of £24.99 and has a PEGI rating of 7. 

Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze
Format: 3DS
Out: 29/03/2013
Publisher: Little Orbit

A Tomb of the Unworthy video

Tomb Raider
Formats: PC, PS3, X360
Out: 5/3/2013
Publisher: Square Enix

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Xbox LIVE is growing. We are pleased to announce two exciting new app updates have arrived in the UK: the addition of independent movie and content curator IndieFlix, and a refresh for the Major League Baseball TV app. Please see below for more details.

·         IndieFlix
IndieFlix on Xbox 360 brings the Film Festival home, with award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries, animation and web series from around the world. Discover films that launch careers, blaze new trails and are made by actors and directors purely for the love of the craft. Try it free Every great film deserves an audience.

·         MLB.TV Refresh
MLB.TV on Xbox 360 is refreshing, including a new look and additional features that make watching baseball on Xbox better than ever.  Access more than 1,430 Major League Baseball games live or on-demand, follow your favourite teams and get the best highlights and game recaps instantly. The updated MLB.TV includes a full view of game progress with base-runners and pitch-count, all without leaving the game you’re watching. It also allows you to get a quick view of the day’s MLB action with game progress including scores, base-runners and upcoming games. The refreshed app is now more personalised - pick your favourite team and the app will instantly start up with live games, clips and highlights that you want.

We’ll keep you updated as more of the world’s leading entertainment providers come to Xbox and additional entertainment apps launch. Check out Major Nelson’s blog, or for more information please visit  

Nordic Games Publishing

Painkiller Hell & Damnation’s Zombie Bunker available on Steam tomorrow

Nordic Games puts players on the front line with this Military DLC

Nordic Games is excited to announce that ‘Zombie Bunker’ the third Painkiller Hell & Damnation DLC developed by The Farm 51 will be released tomorrow, Friday 29th March, for Windows PC.

The latest addition to the hugely popular demon-slaying shooter sees Daniel Garner forced into the hellish world of the Military. Players need to fight their way through to break him out of the chaotic and insane world where the American, Russian and German military have joined forces to create an all-powerful demonic army nightmare.

The Zombie Bunker includes a new single player map, The Bunker, which includes a new boss fight and also a new multiplayer map - DM Fragenstein. In addition, the Stalingrad map (formerly known as Leningrad) has been reworked to now include airstrikes, Zeppelin firebombs and airborne zombie troops.

“We wanted to put players on the front line with this DLC and create a terrifying military experience that players will need to work hard against in order to succeed,” Reinhard Pollice, Production and Business Development Manager at Nordic Games. “The new maps will immerse players in a truly demonic military world.”

The new content is available from:

DLC features include:
·         Reworked map: In Stalingrad (former “Leningrad”) - Inbound airstrikes, airplanes and Zeppelins firebomb our hero and even deploy Zombie Soldiers from above!
·         Area 51 and Cold War will hit you hard in the reworked map “Military Base” – Space Commandos, UFO boss fight and nuclear missiles
·         Two new rocket launchers (environment weapons)
·         One new Multiplayer map: DM Fragenstein, playable in various Multiplayer modes
·         New enemies: Russian, American, and German Zombie Soldiers as well as their tanks!
·         New melee weapon: The “Morgenstern” - Smite your enemies with its spiky ball at short distances, or deploy sticky mines to battle from afar.
·         New Silver Tarot card: Armor Regeneration (recharging your collected armor)

Painkiller Hell & Damnation will be released for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system from Sony on May 31st. The campaign features an all-action crusade that can be played in single player mode, co-operative mode across four chapters, and several multiplayer-modes. A vast array of demons and fiends will be encountered along the way.

Painkiller Hell & Damnation
Formats: PC, Mac, PS3, X360
Out: 31/10/2012 (PC)
 April 2013 (Mac)
 31/05/2013(PS3 X360)
Publisher: Nordic Games