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New colour PS2 with SingStar bundle

New colour PS2 with SingStar bundle

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Obviously making space for other things, Sony is offering a new bundle with a console in a new colour. On offer in North America for $149.99 is a SingStar bundle which comes with the game, two microphones and a Ceramic White PS2 and controller. The bundle... >>

So, it’s M for Manhunt 2

So, it’s M for Manhunt 2

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After much hoo-ha, toing and froing, and general moral outrage, Manhunt 2 has been given an M for mature rating in the States. The ESRB gave the title the rating after what must have been the most scandalised pre-release run up of any game, and it only... >>

Woolworths to sell PS3 at £375 over bank hols weekend

Woolworths to sell PS3 at £375 over bank hols weekend

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The old High Street favourite Woolworths has decided to brighten up the wet British summer by offering the PS3 for £375 over the Bank Holiday weekend. The price represents the lowest level that Sony’s console has seen as yet and the value doesn’t... >>

Xbox "smoking" wheel gets Microsoft retrofit

Xbox "smoking" wheel gets Microsoft retrofit

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Microsoft has announced that it is taking a second look at the official Wireless Racing Wheel following reports that it can overheat and start to smoke. The decision to retrofit has been taken as a component in the chassis of the wheel overheats when... >>

PS3 gets Darklite lightbar and glossy Blu-ray remote

PS3 gets Darklite lightbar and glossy Blu-ray remote

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Have you ever wondered what's lacking from your sitting room or bedroom? Could there be no atmosphere as you feverishly game away in the dark? Well, Messiah Entertainment has stepped up to announce the Darklite product line. Firstly, there's the Darklite... >>

Sony talks of PSP hard drive possibility

Sony talks of PSP hard drive possibility

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The Games Con in Leipzig is throwing up ideas all over the shop and none more intriguing than the possibility of a hard drive for the PSP. Sony Europe boss David Reeves spoke of the concept with Gamesindustry.biz saying, "I think that it certainly is... >>

Halo 3 Xbox 360 priced for UK

Halo 3 Xbox 360 priced for UK

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After hearing the Halo 3 Xbox 360 price announced for the States and Australia, UK gamers were beginning to wonder where their price announcement was ... well, Microsoft were obviously waiting for the Games Con to break the news. Fans will be able to... >>

Wii-style remote play coming to PlayStation 2

Wii-style remote play coming to PlayStation 2

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It was only a matter of time before someone would try to emulate the success of the Wii on other consoles and it looks like In2Games has stepped up. The company intends to release six titles in time for Christmas including Realplay Tennis, Realplay Pool,... >>

Handheld Wii to launch? Patent for motion-sensing Nintendo portable

Handheld Wii to launch? Patent for motion-sensing Nintendo portable

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Obviously impressed with the success of the motion sensing Wii remotes, it seems like Nintendo may be looking into doing something similar for a handheld. A patent application, filed in the U.S back in March, has been found detailing the concept and reading,... >>

World of Warcraft expansion discovered

World of Warcraft expansion discovered

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Details of a World of Warcraft expansion pack, titled Wrath of the Lich King, have been found on the online database of the US Patent and Trademark Office. The title has formerly been seen on the database of the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK),... >>

GTA IV pushed back until 2008

GTA IV pushed back until 2008

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Take-Two has confirmed to our sister site Gamesdog.co.uk that Grand Theft Auto IV has been delayed so that its October 2007 release has been pushed back to sometime in 2008. It was announced that the title will be out in the second quarter of the 2008... >>

Football Manager 2008 to carry new features

Football Manager 2008 to carry new features

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Budding armchair managers should reach for their sheep skin coats and foul language in time for this winter season as Football Manager 2008 steps off the sidelines. SEGA Europe promises to get the game out to fans before Christmas on the PC and Mac, and... >>

Rockstar files appeal over Manhunt 2 ban in UK

Rockstar files appeal over Manhunt 2 ban in UK

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Following the BBFC’s ban of Manhunt 2 back on June 19, Rockstar has filed an appeal asking the Video Appeals Committee to overturn the decision. A Rockstar spokesperson, speaking to industry games website GamesIndustry.bi, said, "Take-Two Interactive... >>

PS3 TV tuner and DVR functions to come in 2008

PS3 TV tuner and DVR functions to come in 2008

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As we'd already reported here on Pocket-lint.co.uk, it appears that Sony’s next-gen console will be getting a digital TV tuner sometime early in 2008. The digital tuner will offer gamers programmable TV recording functions. This is according to details... >>

Advert images fuel 360 price cut rumours

Advert images fuel 360 price cut rumours

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Rumours that Microsoft will cut $50 off the price of the 360 premium model in the States were reported last week and now, to add fuel to the fire, images of newspaper ads featuring the cuts have surfaced online. The images show ads from US retailers Wal-Mart... >>

Lego Indiana Jones whips into action

Lego Indiana Jones whips into action

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The team behind the Lego Star Wars games have moved on to its next Lucas Arts franchise; Indiana Jones. Announced at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, the next project for old time partners Traveller’s Tales and LucusArts has been confirmed... >>

Wii found in more affluent households, says Nielsen

Wii found in more affluent households, says Nielsen

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Gamers who like to keep up with the Jones might be interested in learning that the Nintendo Wii is the console to head for, at least according to research by Nielsen as it launched GamePlay Metrics, a games industry data-tracking service. Though better... >>

World of Warcraft comic planned

World of Warcraft comic planned

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As far as tie-ins go, a comic of the hugely popular World of Warcraft wasn’t a big leap of imagination. So, it should be little surprise that DC Comics has announced that it has something in the works. The comic will be out in monthly instalments with... >>

BSkyB to back first worldwide professional video gaming league

BSkyB to back first worldwide professional video gaming league

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With gaming as an ever growing and integral part of world entertainment, BSkyB is to get in with a world first - a professional video gaming league to be shown on Sky One and Sky Two. The joint venture between BSkyB, Star TV and Direct TV, offers gamers... >>

Clive Barker’s Jericho – First Look

Clive Barker’s Jericho – First Look

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The promise of Jericho begins in its title ... Clive Barker’s Jericho. The very name brings with it a chill that guarantees that Codemasters’ new horror FPS will be something special. Not only is Britain’s premier horror writer at the creative helm... >>

Special edition Halo 3 Xbox 360 console unveiled

Special edition Halo 3 Xbox 360 console unveiled

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Not one for starting off his E3 experience with a whimper, Xbox boss Peter Moore announced a new Halo 3 Special Edition Xbox 360. The console also comes backed up by a load of new software which Microsoft hopes will let Xbox gain on market leader Nintendo... >>

Sony announces 80GB PS3 and confirms $100 price cut

Sony announces 80GB PS3 and confirms $100 price cut

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In an unexpected move, Sony has announced an 80GB PlayStation 3 console to be released in North America this August. The new piece of hardware will be launched in a bundle with a copy of MotorStorm and retail for $599 (£300). In addition, Sony has finally... >>

Microsoft sales target 400,000 short

Microsoft sales target 400,000 short

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Microsoft has confirmed that it failed to meet the 12 million shipment target it set for Xbox 360. The sales for the period came in at 11.6 million Xbox 360s by June 30, 400,000 down on the estimate which itself was revised from an initial 13-15 million... >>

Sony technicians hint at future PS3 features

Sony technicians hint at future PS3 features

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The as yet unofficial word is that the PS3 is in good shape to receive some major Audio Visual improvement in the form of firmware updates. Sony technical officers Izumi Kawanishi and Kanehide spoke of 30-40% more improvements in the AV, saying that they... >>

"The Office" game in development

"The Office" game in development

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With the success the series has seen on both sides of the Atlantic it’s no surprise that The Office is going to be making its way to the gaming world. MumboJumbo are creating the game based on the American version of the hit British show for the PSP,... >>