In order for any games console to succeed it needs a range of titles that are classed as “system sellers” — those games that people want to play so badly they will purchase a console to get them. Microsoft has Halo, Sony has Gran Turismo and Uncharted, and Nintendo has Mario and Zelda. But there are a whole host of other game series that fall into this category.The Wii U doesn’t have any system sellers at launch, but it does have a few in the pipeline. One of those is Monster Hunter and the other is Dragon Quest, in particular Dragon Quest X. The only problem is, Square Enix hasn’t confirmed when it will see a release.In Japan, Dragon Quest is a huge deal and when it gets released for Wii U it should be accompanied by a massive spike in console sales for Nintendo. And the good news for Nintendo is they probably don’t have to wait that long for DQX. Yuuji Horii, the creator of Dragon Quest, has stated during the Tokyo Game Show that the development team is working towards a Spring 2013 release. Whether they hit it or not is anyone’s guess.An early 2013 launch would certainly help the Wii U in its home territory. The only concern is that DQX isn’t actually a new game as it has already seen a release on the Wii. Will that kill interest in the game? Unlikely, but Square Enix needs to incorporate some sort of transfer system for those gamers playing it on the Wii and wanting to make the switch. As for a release in the West, nothing is confirmed but with a marketing push behind it the game could sell well over here.DQX was released in Japan at the beginning of August and made headlines at the time due to its 70 minute install on the Wii. Hopefully that can be minimized in time for the Wii U launch.via Kotaku
LONDON — A police helicopter crashed into the roof of a crowded Glasgow pub, causing “numerous” casualties and leaving people trapped in the unstable building, officials said early Saturday.Authorities said they had made contact with people still inside The Clutha pub in the city center. They said some people had been taken to hospitals but that it was too soon to give a number of injured. Witnesses spoke of people streaming out of the building covered in blood, with gashes and other injuries.“Given an incident of this scale we must all prepare ourselves for the likelihood of fatalities,” Scotland’s leader, Alex Salmond, said on his official Twitter account.Television images showed what appeared to be the helicopter’s propeller sticking out of the popular one-story pub’s roof.The crash Friday at around 10:30 p.m. local time sent dozens of patrons fleeing through a cloud of dust.It was unclear how many people were still inside, Asst. Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said. He said teams — including 125 firefighters on the scene — were working to stabilize the building and “get people out.”A crew of three — two police officers and a civilian pilot — were aboard the Eurocopter EC135 T2, according to Scottish police. Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick said it was too early to offer details on why the helicopter came down.
Uitvlugt inch closer to the top with 10-0 drubbing of Jetty Gunners… Eagles, Golden Warriors play to 1-1 stalemateUITVLUGT inched closer to the top of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF)/West Deemara Football Association (WDFA) STAG Senior League with a 10-0 drubbing over Jetty Gunners, while Eagles and Golden Warriors played to a 1-1 stalemate when play in the League continued last Sunday at the Den Amstel Community Centre ground, West Coast Demerara.The heroics of Lerone Jacobs, who rocked Jetty Gunners’ net on four occasions during the 90-minute duration of the game, ensured his team got the full three points to carry them to 16 points after winning their fifth of six matches. They drew the other to secure one point for that game.With 16 points to their name, Uitvlugt are now third in the league behind points leaders Den Amstel who have 19 points but from six wins and a draw after seven games with a plus 10 goal difference compared to Uitvlugt’s plus 20.Pouderoyen are placed second with 16 points also from six games, five of which they won and drew the other with a plus 21 goal difference.Playing in the feature game of a double-header card last Sunday, Jacobs opened his team’s account from as early as the 10th minute and doubled it nine minutes later. Seven minutes before the end of the first period, he tucked in his third goal, while Keion and Kevin Duke supported with one goal each in the 12th and 14th minutes respectively to see Uitvlugt to a healthy 5-0 lead at halftime.On resumption, Uitvlugt scored another quintet of goals with the first coming off the boot of Keion Duke in the 46th minute of the game, before Siretsi Leech, Jacobs, Carlise Carrol and Daniel Floy found their target in the 50th, 60th, 61st and 71st minutes respectively.The loss for Jetty Gunners dropped them to ninth place in the standings with four points from seven matches. They won one, lost five and drew one.In the opening match that day, Chris Macey gave Eagles the lead with a 18th minute goal before Golden Warriors equalised eight minutes later.As a result of the draw, Eagles remain in sixth position with 11 points from three wins, two losses and two drawn games.Golden Warriors are currently eight with five points from one win, five losses and two draws.Another double-header is scheduled for this weekend at the same venue.