Archive for Chris Ford

  • New colour PS2 with SingStar bundle
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    New colour PS2 with SingStar bundle

    By 30 August 2007

    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
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    So, it’s M for Manhunt 2

    By 27 August 2007

    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
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    Woolworths to sell PS3 at £375 over bank hols weekend

    By 24 August 2007

    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
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    Xbox "smoking" wheel gets Microsoft retrofit

    By 24 August 2007

    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
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    PS3 gets Darklite lightbar and glossy Blu-ray remote

    By 24 August 2007

    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
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    Sony talks of PSP hard drive possibility

    By 24 August 2007

    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
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    Halo 3 Xbox 360 priced for UK

    By 23 August 2007

    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
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    Wii-style remote play coming to PlayStation 2

    By 17 August 2007

    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,...

  • HDMI confirmed for Premium Xbox 360
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    HDMI confirmed for Premium Xbox 360

    By 9 August 2007

    Pure digital hi-def output will soon not be just confined to the 360 Elite as Microsoft has now confirmed that the Premium version of its next-gen console will feature HDMI ports. The news comes after rumours on a blogger's site we reported on earlier...

  • New Microsoft 360 on its way?
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    New Microsoft 360 on its way?

    By 9 August 2007

    You never know what the rumour mill will throw up next, and the latest 360 gossip doing the rounds concerns the addition of an HDMI port. Specifically, the rumours, reported on the blog Opposable Thumbs citing an "insider source", says that the port is...

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

    By 8 August 2007

    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,...

  • iPod to get game from PaRapper creator
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    iPod to get game from PaRapper creator

    By 8 August 2007

    Masaya Matsuura, the creator of PaRapper, has been busy spreading his wings by releasing a new game, Musika, published by Sony, but this time for the fifth-generation iPod. Musika can be found on iTunes Store and has simple enough game play to accommodate...

  • World of Warcraft expansion discovered
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    World of Warcraft expansion discovered

    By 3 August 2007

    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
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    GTA IV pushed back until 2008

    By 3 August 2007

    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...

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    Football Manager 2008 to carry new features

    By 3 August 2007

    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...

  • New Xbox 360 chip rumours hint at console redesign
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    New Xbox 360 chip rumours hint at console redesign

    By 2 August 2007

    Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (CSM), a Microsoft contractor that makes CPUs for the Xbox 360, has let on that it’s set to develop a 45-nanometer chip. The design, which is scheduled for release late 2008 or early 2009, should help Microsoft...

  • Rockstar files appeal over Manhunt 2 ban in UK
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    Rockstar files appeal over Manhunt 2 ban in UK

    By 2 August 2007

    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
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    PS3 TV tuner and DVR functions to come in 2008

    By 1 August 2007

    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
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    Advert images fuel 360 price cut rumours

    By 31 July 2007

    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...

  • Sony faces lawsuit over cell processor patent
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    Sony faces lawsuit over cell processor patent

    By 31 July 2007

    Parallel Processing, a California based company, is taking Sony to court over the cell chip in the PS3. The petition, filed in Eastern District of Texas, is seeking not only damages but the destruction of Sony products which involve the patent. The complaint...

  • Lego Indiana Jones whips into action
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    Lego Indiana Jones whips into action

    By 30 July 2007

    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
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    Wii found in more affluent households, says Nielsen

    By 26 July 2007

    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...

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    World of Warcraft comic planned

    By 24 July 2007

    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
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    BSkyB to back first worldwide professional video gaming league

    By 20 July 2007

    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 review
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    Clive Barker’s Jericho – First Look review

    By 17 July 2007

    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...