Posted in Games, News with tags , , , on October 12, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk


To celebrate the release of Grease: the Game , 505 Games launched The Grease Talent Show through the game’s official Facebook page. Wannabe Pink Ladies and T-birds are urged to get on their dancing shoes, warm up their vocal chords and don their very finest Grease-themed outfits to be in with a chance of winning the following fantastic prizes:

  • First place will receive four tickets to Grease the Musical in London, including travel.
  • The top runners up will receive official Grease goodie bags, including the original movie on DVD, a t-shirt and film posters.
  • Every entry will receive exclusive Grease artwork, available only from this competition.

To enter, participants are invited to video themselves or a group (no limit on numbers) performing their Grease talent, be it singing, dancing, acting, miming, dressing up or anything else celebrating the music and style of Grease. Once recorded, videos can be shared on the wall of the game’s official Facebook page here:

Full competition details are listed on the Grease: the Game Facebook page. The promotion is open to residents of UK and Ireland only.

Published by 505 Games under license from Paramount Digital Entertainment, Grease: the Game is available now for Nintendo Wii and DS consoles.

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Posted in Games, Gaming, News with tags , , , , on October 11, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk


The Call of Duty Community’s Favourite Un-Dead Make Their Return in

The Year’s Most-Anticipated Entertainment Launch

Taking the wraps off one of the most anticipated features and worst kept secrets, Treyarch has revealed that the community-favourite “Zombies” is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops which hits stores worldwide on 9th November , by Activision Publishing. Zombies were originally introduced in Call of Duty: World at War and became an instant hit. Call of Duty: Black Ops fans can combat the zombie apocalypse in up to four-player co-op gameplay.

“Zombies have been such a hit with our community that we were committed to bringing brand new zombie experiences to Call of Duty: Black Ops,” says Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. “We’ve taken extra special care to retain the essential ingredients of our Zombie game, and have also crafted a nice surprise for the fans.”

Gamers can also experience an all new co-op game in Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer with Combat Training. Up to six players can rank up in this dedicated and exclusive multiplayer mode battling against enemy AI.

Call of Duty: Black Ops will release worldwide on 9th November.  Pre-orders for the title are available now.

Additionally, fans who can’t wait for the 9th November release of Call of Duty: Black Ops can hone their zombie combat skills on iPhone and iPod Touch starting tomorrow with the newest map release for Call of Duty: ZOMBIES, Der Riese (“Zombie Factory”), which is an adaptation of the popular downloadable content originally released for Call of Duty: World at War.  Call of Duty: ZOMBIES is developed by Ideaworks Game Studio for the iPhone and iPod touch, based on Treyarch’s console version, and now all four maps from the original game are available from the App Store at

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Phonica Magazine UK covers the Mobile Marketing Association Forum

Posted in Mobile Phone, News, Technology with tags , , , , , , on October 5, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk


Mobile Phone and Gaming magazine, Phonica Magazine UK has announced live coverage of the Mobile Marketing Association Forum via Twitter and Facebook.

Follow Phonica Magazine on Twitter (@PhonicaMagUK) and on Facebook (Phonica Magazine UK) for live updates on how Mobile Marketing is changing the way consumers interact with brands.

The Mobile Marketing Association(MMA) is the premier global non-profit trade association representing all players in the mobile marketing value chain, with more than 700 member companies.

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Posted in Games, News with tags , , , on September 20, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk


Two Brand-New Videos Give Players an In-Depth Look and One-on-One Demo with the Highly Anticipated Title, Available Early 2011

UTV Ignition Entertainment Ltd., a global publisher and developer of videogames, along with co-publisher Hothead Games, released a brand-new trailer and the first-ever gameplay video for Swarm, the award-winning action platformer launching worldwide on all platforms via digital channels in early 2011. The first video gives players a walkthrough of the brutally hilarious title, guided by Hothead’s Joel DeYoung, while the all-new trailer shows more of the hilarious and exciting ways the lovable yet daft Swarmites can be sacrificed…for the greater good, of course!

In Swarm, players take control of 50 utterly fearless Swarmites and must drive them through an intense, entertaining and often suicidal battle for a greater good. Run, bash, huddle, boost, stack, jump, push and throw your way through gauntlets of death and destruction in an attempt to collect valuable DNA and ensure that at least one Swarmite survives. With a unique combination of mass character control and fast action, the resulting brutal aftermath will make players want to play Swarm over and over again.

Swarm is being developed by Hothead Games and will be available early 2011 on all platforms via digital download.

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Blitz Games Studios’ licensable middleware, BlitzTech, now features full functionality for Kinect for Xbox360 and Move for PlayStation 3

Posted in Games, Gaming, News with tags , , , , on September 20, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk
BlitzTech has announced that its industry leading middleware and game development tools now include full functionality for Kinect for Xbox 360 and Move for PlayStation 3. 

Blitz Games Studios is currently working on a number of motion control titles, many of which are yet to be announced. Currently unveiled games include ‘movie karaoke’ title Yoostar2 and personal fitness training game The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout. Both games are from Blitz’s family games division Blitz Games.

“Our in-house technology team has always thrived on a challenge. The amazing variety of Kinect and Move titles that we’ve signed up over the last year has enabled us to really experiment with the capabilities of these new devices,” said Richard Hackett, Blitz Games Studios’ Technical Director. “We’re incredibly excited about the potential of both systems and we’ve already received some great feedback on our work so far.”

Yoostar2, to be published by Yoostar Entertainment, is a ‘movie karaoke’ game that allows players to step into a classic Hollywood movie and become the star. Yoostar2 includes 60 iconic movies scenes from top Hollywood studios and scores the player’s performance all the way from ‘struggling actor’ to ‘superstar’! Yoostar2 is coming soon to Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStation Move System and PlayStation Eye.

The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout, to be published by THQ Inc. and licensed by NBC Universal Television Consumer Products group and Reveille LLC, is the latest game in “The Biggest Loser” franchise and has seen BlitzTech building on the solid foundations of the provided Kinect tools by adding a variety of bespoke code that enables accurate body detection for over 100 exercises, including floor-based movements, such as push-ups and the plank.

“The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout for Kinect is nothing short of phenomenal. It’s challenging, fun, engaging, and will truly put the user on track to a healthy lifestyle. You can’t help but get results while having a blast,” said Kim Niemi, Senior Vice President, NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group.

In addition to a high-energy, fun workout, the technology behind the Kinect for Xbox 360 ensures an intense full-body workout. Adds Aaron Miller, Project Director for The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout: “After the success of our first ‘Biggest Loser’ games we had a lot of ideas for new features that we could implement in the follow-up version. The Kinect in particular has enabled us to inject a level of accuracy that genuinely moves this into the territory of being a genuine personal trainer that can deliver, and monitor, real results.”

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Feel The Excitement Of Race Day As Codemasters Releases New F1 2010 Gameplay Video

Posted in Games, Gaming, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk


Melbourne, Suzuka And Spa Star In New F1 2010 Video Available At As UK Release Date Is Confirmed For September 24th

It’s finally here!!! FORMULA ONE fans can now see F1 2010, the official game of the 2010 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, in action with the release of the first gameplay preview video, now showing at F1 2010 will be released on September 22nd in North America, September 23rd across EPAC territories with a UK street date of September 24th for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows.

Showcasing the race day experience of a GRAND PRIX, the new gameplay video features the full 24 car grid battling it out at Suzuka, Melbourne and taking on the famous Eau Rouge at Spa. The video also provides an insight into the broader driver’s experience at a GRAND PRIX, showing press interviews in the paddock, race engineers managing their drivers out on the circuit and motion-captured pit-lane crew returning their car into the action. On the track action shows daring passing manoeuvres and wheel-to-wheel racing as stars including Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel compete to become FIA FORMULA ONE DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPION.

F1 2010 is the official game of the 2010 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP and will include all of the official teams, drivers and circuits featuring in the sport’s most exciting season to date. F1 2010 features a range of game modes, from quick-fire races and time trials to full GRAND PRIX weekends and an extensive career mode. Players will experience the thrill of racing motorsport’s most advanced cars at the world’s finest circuits, including, for the first time in a videogame, high-definition recreations of Singapore’s stunning night race and the dramatic Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

FORMULA ONE fans can view the new video by accelerating over to, the home for all the latest screens, news and videos straight from the studio. F1 2010 will be released September 24th 2010 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows.

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Borderlands Add-On Pack – Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution – Invites Fans Back To Pandora To Battle Claptrap Ninja Assassin

Posted in Games, News with tags , , , , on August 23, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk


2K Games and Gearbox Software recently announced that Borderlands fans can return to Pandora’s inhospitable environment to enjoy a brand-new destructive downloadable adventure in Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution*. This fists-of-fury-filled fourth add-on pack from the popular franchise will be available this September via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points and the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC for £6.29.

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