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Sony's online store cuts price of PS3

Sony's online store cuts price of PS3

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Although Sony has denied there will be any price cuts on its PS3 model over the Christmas period, there are some rather nice savings to be had when purchasing the console directly from its website. Sony Europe's online store Sony Style, is offering 40GB,... >>

GTA IV PC to come with DRM software

GTA IV PC to come with DRM software

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Rockstar has said that Grand Theft Auto IV for PC will come with DRM software, but that there won't be a limit on installations. The rather unpopular anti-piracy software often limits the number of times a game can be installed on new machines, but Rockstar... >>

Lego Harry Potter in development?

Lego Harry Potter in development?

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If rumours are to be believed, it seems that J.K Rowling's Harry Potter could be the next in line to be make a debut in the Lego game series from Traveller's Tales. No stranger to the gaming world, the new Lego Potter is apparently already under way,... >>

Harmonix releases cheap Rock Band DLC

Harmonix releases cheap Rock Band DLC

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A new month, a new load of Rock Band DLC. Harmonix is set to release nine new tracks on Xbox Live and PSN this week, one of which is yours for free, and the rest are going pretty cheap. You can expect titles from quite a number of different groups, including... >>

Nikon D3x - full specs

Nikon D3x - full specs

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So the D3x has been officially announced, but what can you expect from the new "flagship" model? We've got hold of the full list of specs for you to check out below. Don't forget to check back for our quick review of the new DSLR after its UK launch later... >>

Sony introduces My PSN to Playstation.com

Sony introduces My PSN to Playstation.com

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Sony has integrated its online games network PSN, into its PlayStation internet homepage. This means that anyone using the eu.playstation.com website will be able to log into the site using their log in details for PSN, and access features such as their... >>

Three action-packed games for Virtual Console update

Three action-packed games for Virtual Console update

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Three new action-packed releases are in store for the Virtual Console update this week. First up for 800 Wii Points is the old classic, Space Invaders, where your mission (as if you need to be told) is to destroy the invaders in the skies above. Using... >>

Tomy launches digital camera with built-in printer

Tomy launches digital camera with built-in printer

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Tomy has released the xiao TIP-521 digital camera, which is the first camera of its kind to also feature a built-in ZINK printer. ZINK printers feature Zero Ink Technology and require no ink cartridges, technology that is also used by Polaroid in its... >>

Xbox releases Gears 2 advert music

Xbox releases Gears 2 advert music

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Microsoft has announced that Gears of War 2 megafans will soon be able to download a little bundle of the music that accompanied its emotive TV ad Last Day. The trailer followed on from the equally emotive "Mad World" advert for the first game, and featured... >>

GTA IV PC features 32-person multiplayer

GTA IV PC features 32-person multiplayer

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Grand Theft Auto IV for PC is all set for its release next week, but we have given one more little insight into what we can expect before it hits the shelves. The PC version of the hit game is set to feature multiplayer support of up to 32 players, double... >>

GTA IV DLC to be available in shops?

GTA IV DLC to be available in shops?

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It seems that the long-awaited downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto IV will be available from the shops as well as online on Xbox Live. This idea has been sparked by a listing on US retailer GameStop website that lists GTA IV: The Lost and Damned... >>

Destroy All Humans PS3 still on for Europe

Destroy All Humans PS3 still on for Europe

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It seems that although THQ announced yesterday that the PS3 version of Destroy All Humans: Path of Furon had been cancelled due to "development issues", lucky gamers in Europe will still be able to get the title on their Sony consoles. Unfortunately,... >>

Greenpeace slams Nintendo

Greenpeace slams Nintendo

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Greenpeace has slammed Nintendo's commitment to conserving our planet as "inadequate". Iza Kruszewska from Greenpeace said: "We're in continuous dialogue with all the companies we speak to, apart from Nintendo". "The company has an incredibly poor standard... >>

PS Home confirmed for open beta this year

PS Home confirmed for open beta this year

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We've had more confirmation that PlayStation Home will be open to everyone before the year is out, thanks to PS Home director Jack Buser. "Like we've said, we're excited about moving PlayStation Home into its open beta stage this year. Once we make the... >>

SOCOM: Confrontation delayed in Europe

SOCOM: Confrontation delayed in Europe

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Sony has announced that the release of SOCOM: Confrontation has been pushed back to "early 2009". The game was originally set for release today, and up until last night, some retailers still had the date as a guideline for buyers. So far, Sony has given... >>

Gears of War 2 patch released

Gears of War 2 patch released

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The bug in Gears of War 2 that was causing some players to experience long waits in multiplayer matchmaking has been fixed with an update. Epic has announced a patch for the 360 favourite that should completely cut out the problem from the game. It is... >>

Resident Evil 5 demo uncertain for 2008 in UK

Resident Evil 5 demo uncertain for 2008 in UK

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Capcom has said on its official blog that the West won't get a demo for Resident Evil 5 at the same time as Japan, where the survival-horror sampler will be available on 5 December. In fact, Resident Evil 5 is so anticipated in Japan, it's actually been... >>

Junior Brain Training coming in December

Junior Brain Training coming in December

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If you think your child could do with a bit of brain exercising while school is out over Christmas, Avanquest Software is set to release Junior Brain Trainer on the Nintendo DS. Aimed at 6-11 year olds, the game features a variety of puzzles and quizzes... >>

Sony declines comment on PSP2 rumours

Sony declines comment on PSP2 rumours

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Sony has declined to comment on rumours that say a processor has already been licensed for use in a PSP successor. Earlier this week, Imagination Technologies Group announced a partnership with a, "major international consumer electronics company" to... >>

Toshiba launches three new memory cards

Toshiba launches three new memory cards

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Toshiba has announced three new additions to its memory card line-up with the launch of the 8GB and 16GB SDHC cards, and the 16GB microSDHC card. The two new SDHC cards support class 6 ultra fast read/write speed, featuring a maximum write speed of 20MB... >>

ShutterVoice brings voice control to Canon DSLRs

ShutterVoice brings voice control to Canon DSLRs

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Programming genius Scott Forman has developed a Windows-only application called ShutterVoice, that will allow a photographer to control the majority of the functions in Canon's EOS Utility software with their voice. This means photographers will be able... >>

Street Fighter album for free on PSN

Street Fighter album for free on PSN

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Capcom is being very generous in the run-up to Christmas, and has decided to offer the Street Fighter Underground Remix album for free on the PlayStation Network. This is to celebrate the release of SSFII Turbo HD Remix - at least in the States. Capcom... >>

Fear 2 refused classification in Australia

Fear 2 refused classification in Australia

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The powers that be in Australia have refused to classify Monolith Productions' survival horror game Fear 2: Project Origin, therefore banning it from being sold in the region. The Australian Classification Board and Classification Review Board have given... >>

Gamestation set to open 250th store

Gamestation set to open 250th store

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In a welcome bit of news amidst all the stories of closures and job losses, retail chain Gamestation is set to open its 250th store this Friday in Meadowhall, Sheffield. The company is set to host an opening party on Thursday night for partners, publishers... >>

Sony Netflix movies back on Xbox Live

Sony Netflix movies back on Xbox Live

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Films by Sony-owned Columbia Pictures that disappeared from Netflix's Xbox Live service last week, are now available for download once again. The range of movies went AWOL from Xbox Live around the launch of the New Xbox Experience, leading many to suggest... >>

Ricoh updates firmware for GR Digital II

Ricoh updates firmware for GR Digital II

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Ricoh has announced the availability of the third function-enhancing firmware update for its GR Digital II compact, released in November last year. Ricoh's firmware updates are developed in response to opinions and requests received from customers via... >>

Sigma releases EM-140 DG macro flash

Sigma releases EM-140 DG macro flash

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Sigma has announced the electronic flash macro EM-140 DG, designed to work with both AF 35mm film and DSLR cameras from Sony, Nikon, Canon and Sigma itself. The EM-140 DG Macro Flash is said to be good for scientific and medical applications, as well... >>

Halo 3 expansion pack gets renamed

Halo 3 expansion pack gets renamed

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The forthcoming Halo 3 expansion pack now has a new name. When it was first announced at the Tokyo Game Show last month it was called Halo 3: Recon, but now it seems it's been given a new title of Halo 3: ODST. ODST stands for Orbital Drop Shock Troopers,... >>

Tomb Raider: Underworld Wii glitch leaves Lara stuck

Tomb Raider: Underworld Wii glitch leaves Lara stuck

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Eidos has acknowledged a glitch in the Wii version of Tomb Raider: Underworld, that prevents players progressing further than the Thailand level of the game. The publisher has described the bug as rare and "extremely infrequent" but that it affects the... >>

Fallout 3 DLC dated for next year

Fallout 3 DLC dated for next year

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Bethesda has announced three downloadable installments for Fallout 3, due out next year. First up will be Operation: Anchorage in January, which will be a military simulation taking players back to the time that the Chinese invaded Alaska. The second... >>

Corel launches Paint Shop Pro promotion

Corel launches Paint Shop Pro promotion

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Corel has launched a promotion that will see every customer buying the full version of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate from the Corel eStore, getting a free Gorillapod tripod with every purchase. The latest Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo software allows... >>

Wii sales hit 7 million in Japan

Wii sales hit 7 million in Japan

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Nintendo has managed to stack up seven million sales of its Wii console in Japan alone, Japanese publisher Enterbrain has announced. This figure covers all sales from its launch in December 2006 until November 23rd this year. However, what's interesting... >>

Sony announces PS3 firmware update

Sony announces PS3 firmware update

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Sony has announced the latest PS3 firmware update, set to be available today across the PlayStation Network Version 2.53 will bring a number of changes, including full screen support for Flash videos and power save options that should help to prevent... >>

360 outsells original Xbox worldwide

360 outsells original Xbox worldwide

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Microsoft has announced that sales of its Xbox 360 console have beaten the total sales of the original Xbox, just days after the 360 celebrated its third birthday on 22 November. The original Xbox managed to rack up 25 million sales during its time on... >>

Skate 2 dated for January 2009

Skate 2 dated for January 2009

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EA has announced Skate 2 will be released in January 2009, the sequel to its original Skate game launched in September last year. While American gamers will see the game on January 21st, it will hit UK shelves on January 23rd. Skate 2 brings gamers to... >>

Nintendo clarifies Wii Speak second-hand gamers issue

Nintendo clarifies Wii Speak second-hand gamers issue

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Nintendo has attempted to clear up any worries over the Wii Speak peripheral and access to the Wii Speak channel. We brought you news last week that each Wii Speak peripheral would come with a special code that would be used to access to new Wii Speak... >>

You're in the Movies set for 28 November UK release

You're in the Movies set for 28 November UK release

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After the release of Microsoft's "You're in the Movies" in the US last week, Microsoft is gearing up for the release of the game in the UK on 28 November. Developed by Codemasters and Zoë Mode, the game uses the Xbox Live Vision Camera to transport players... >>

Xbox releases details of Xtival 2008

Xbox releases details of Xtival 2008

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It seems that the Guitar Hero event on Xbox Live we told you about last week is set to be part of a bigger event called Xtival, something Microsoft is describing as a "three day non-stop party available to all Xbox 360 owners". Starting from midday on... >>

Adobe releases Camera Raw 5.2

Adobe releases Camera Raw 5.2

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Adobe has released an update to its Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, and is available now for download from Adobe's website. Adobe Camera Raw 5.2 extends RAW file support to an additional seven camera models, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Panasonic... >>

No SSFII Turbo HD for PSN in Europe this week

No SSFII Turbo HD for PSN in Europe this week

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Any PS3 gamers waiting for Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix in Europe won't be seeing it this week, Capcom has confirmed. SSFII Turbo HD was released in the US today on the PlayStation Network, and will be available worldwide from tomorrow on Xbox... >>

EA releases new Red Alert 3 PC demo

EA releases new Red Alert 3 PC demo

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Anyone who hasn't made their mind up whether to purchase the PC version of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 yet, EA has released a new demo for you to download for free to get a flavour for it. Released in Europe on 31 October, Red Alert 3 is the latest... >>

Funcom confirms redundancies in the US

Funcom confirms redundancies in the US

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Funcom, the developer behind popular MMORPG Age of Conan, has confirmed it has made some redundancies in the States, but has said it "does not want to mention any specific numbers". Even so, a report over the weekend has hinted that QA and customer services... >>

Sony launches PlayStation credit card in US

Sony launches PlayStation credit card in US

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We may be smack bang in the middle of the credit crunch, but Sony has decided to laugh off the talk of any economic recession by launching the new PlayStation credit card in the States. Aimed at gamers, users of the card will earn reward points every... >>

Nikon makes 1,500 staff redundant

Nikon makes 1,500 staff redundant

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The credit crunch has shown its presence once again as Japanese camera manufacturer Nikon has announced it is laying off 1,500 of its subcontracting staff in Thailand The staff were based in the Ayutthaya province of the country, and were let go following... >>

PS3 Rock Band 2 gets update

PS3 Rock Band 2 gets update

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Any owners of the PlayStation 3 version of Rock Band 2 will be able to upgrade their copies to version 1.01 as of today. The update fixes a number of bug issues, the most interesting of which is the correction of the "interoperability issue" of the game... >>

Jobo adds two high-res frames to its offering

Jobo adds two high-res frames to its offering

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Jobo has introduced two new digital photo frames into its family of digital imaging products. The PDJ801 and PDJ800 both feature an 8.4-inch high-res, TFT-colour LCD display, as well as an 800 x 600 pixel resolution and a contrast ratio of 500:1. Both... >>

HDMI sound glitches reported with NXE

HDMI sound glitches reported with NXE

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If you've been having problems with your HDMI sound connected to the New Xbox Experience, it seems you are not alone. Microsoft has confirmed it is aware of sound glitches occuring from HDMI connections. Until we hear of an official solution to this problem,... >>

Dead Space demo available for 360 tomorrow

Dead Space demo available for 360 tomorrow

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EA is set to release a Dead Space demo tomorrow on Xbox Live, while PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to get it from Thursday in the PlayStation Store. The demo of the space horror epic will let gamers get their hands on four of Isaac's mining tools,... >>

UFC fighter kicked out for not signing over THQ likeness rights

UFC fighter kicked out for not signing over THQ likeness rights

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American kickboxer Jon Fitch has reportedly been been booted out of the Ultimate Fighting Championship after he refused to sign a lifelong licensing deal with THQ. The 30-year-old fighter has been fighting in the UFC since 2002, but became pretty dispensible... >>

Far Cry 2 DLC priced

Far Cry 2 DLC priced

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If you've been waiting for Far Cry 2 downloadable content, Ubisoft has today announced how much you'll have to fork out to get your hands on it. The Fortune's Pack is the first DLC to be announced and will include three new weapons and vehicles, as well... >>