Archive for Verity Burns

  • Activision confirms new Indiana Jones game

    Activision confirms new Indiana Jones game

    By 5 February 2009

    Activision has announced that a new Indiana Jones game is in development for a late spring release this year. Set to be released for both the Wii and DS, as well as the PSP and PS2, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings will see a globe-trotting Indy in...

  • Three new PSP colours confirmed for Europe

    Three new PSP colours confirmed for Europe

    By 5 February 2009

    Following the announcement of four new "carnival colour" PSPs for Japan, Sony has now announced three new colours to be released in Europe. As it turns out, we'll also be getting the "Radiant Red" colour confirmed for Japan as well, but accompanying it...

  • Touchnote launches new 900-strong image gallery

    Touchnote launches new 900-strong image gallery

    By 5 February 2009

    Photo card company Touchnote, has launched a new picture gallery full of 900 new images to users to create cards with. The new gallery will allow users to choose from a wide range of images, from photography and artistic drawings, to sketches and paintings....

  • Jajah app turns your iPod touch into a phone

    Jajah app turns your iPod touch into a phone

    By 5 February 2009

    IP telecommunications company Jajah, has announced a new application that will be able to turn the iPod touch into a fully functioning mobile phone. The new app will enable networks to launch the service under their own brand and provide customers with...

  • AgfaPhoto launches AF8070 digital photo album

    AgfaPhoto launches AF8070 digital photo album

    By 5 February 2009

    AgfaPhoto has unveiled a new digital photo frame which, thanks to the fact it's February, is trying to push as the "perfect gift for Valentine's Day". We'll let you decide on that. Being marketed at a "digital photo album", the AF8070 is bound in a leather...

  • amBX technology coming to PS3

    amBX technology coming to PS3

    By 5 February 2009

    amBX has announced that it has finalised the details to provide its ambient light and effects toolset for Sony's PlayStation 3. Originally conceived and developed for the PC, amBX technology delivers what the company describes as "real-world sensory experiences"...

  • EA confirms Mass Effect 2 for 2010 release

    EA confirms Mass Effect 2 for 2010 release

    By 4 February 2009

    Electronic Arts has today confirmed a 2010 release date for Mass Effect 2. The game will apparently see a "multiple platform" release, but as yet which one they'll be hasn't been confirmed. We'd say you can safely put your money on PC and Xbox 360 though,...

  • Lego Battles announced as in production

    Lego Battles announced as in production

    By 4 February 2009

    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have announced they are teaming up with The Lego Group to develop a new video based on classic Lego play scenarios. Lego Battles will pull three Lego themes together, namely Castle, Pirates and Space,...

  • Samsung compact cameras were best-sellers in 2008

    Samsung compact cameras were best-sellers in 2008

    By 4 February 2009

    As many of the more "traditional" camera manufacturers report losses in profits and job cuts, it seems that a relative newcomer to the digital photography market has come up trumps. Known most for its reasonably-priced point and shoot cameras, official...

  • EA to close 15 studios after $641 million loss

    EA to close 15 studios after $641 million loss

    By 4 February 2009

    Electronic Arts has reported a $641 million loss in its latest quarterly results, a huge jump from the $33 million loss recorded for the same period last year. As a result, the company has announced it will close 12 of its facilities, and increase redundancy...

  • Kodak to cut 4500 jobs

    Kodak to cut 4500 jobs

    By 4 February 2009

    Kodak has announced it will cut up to 4500 jobs this year, in an attempt to cut costs following disappointing quarterly results. A dramatic decline in the demand for the companies products meant its fourth-quarter loss from continuing operations was $137...

  • New study links games, TV and the Internet to mental illness

    New study links games, TV and the Internet to mental illness

    By 4 February 2009

    A new study by a children's charity has linked some of our three favourite past times, computer games, the Internet and TV, to both violence and mental illness. Apparently, these three things are to blame for "the lurch to more and more violence which...

  • Mario Kart Wii tops global games chart for 2008

    Mario Kart Wii tops global games chart for 2008

    By 4 February 2009

    Global sales data has shown that Nintendo's Mario Kart Wii was the biggest selling game across the world in 2008, selling nearly 9 million games across the UK, US and Japanese markets. This data has been compiled from a collaboration between GfK Chart-Track,...

  • Smartphone users are the biggest mobile gamers

    Smartphone users are the biggest mobile gamers

    By 4 February 2009

    Smartphone users account for a third of all mobile gaming downloads in America, a recent report has found. comScore, a digital products consumer research group, has found that smartphones such as the iPhone and BlackBerry have overtaken traditional mobile...

  • Windows 7 versions detailed

    Windows 7 versions detailed

    By 3 February 2009

    Some new information has been released about Microsoft's Windows 7 OS. Firstly, and rather predictably, Windows 7 will have two main, familiar SKUs - Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional - the first more suitable for consumers, the latter...

  • Resident 5 demo hits 1.8m downloads

    Resident 5 demo hits 1.8m downloads

    By 3 February 2009

    Capcom has seen an impressive interest in its demo for the upcoming Resident Evil 5 game, with 1.8 million downloads stacked up in just over a week. And lest we forget, this number is just from Xbox 360 members alone - Gold members managed to rack up...

  • Amazon launches casual games download service

    Amazon launches casual games download service

    By 3 February 2009

    Amazon.com has announced it is taking the step into the digitally distributed games market with its latest project, aptly named "Amazon Game Downloads". The service kicks off its beta in the States today, and has over 600 casual titles up for grabs for...

  • Corel launches international design contest

    Corel launches international design contest

    By 3 February 2009

    Corel has launched an international design contest, open to both current and new CorelDRAW Graphics Suite users, to celebrate 20 years of the design software. The international design contest features six entry categories for entrants to choose from including...

  • Corel celebrates 20 years of CorelDRAW with special edition

    Corel celebrates 20 years of CorelDRAW with special edition

    By 3 February 2009

    Corel has introduced a special anniversary edition of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to mark 20 years of the design software. The special edition includes CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, a Wacom Intuos 3 A6 Wide (4 x 6) pen tablet and new Corel Painter Sketch...

  • Four medium-format cameras added to dxomark.com

    Four medium-format cameras added to dxomark.com

    By 3 February 2009

    DxO Labs has added RAW-based image quality data and DxOMark Sensor rankings for an initial set of four high-end professional and medium-format cameras to its DxoMark website. Photographers will now be able to get details on the the Hasselblad H3DII-39,...

  • Disney Interactive planning new Tron game

    Disney Interactive planning new Tron game

    By 3 February 2009

    It's been reported that Disney Interactive is planning to release a new, updated Tron game that will tie-in with the movie sequel TR2N, due out in 2011. The sequel will hit nearly 20 years after the classic first film, which was released in 1982 and was...

  • Photoshop photo magnets bring your Mac to life

    Photoshop photo magnets bring your Mac to life

    By 3 February 2009

    If you're a bit of a Mac fanatic, and spend a fair bit of time fiddling around on Photoshop or Illustrator, you might find this clever magnetic photo board is right up your street. Wall-mountable and designed by Brazil's Meninos, the magnetic photo board...

  • Jobo announces Mac compatibility for photoGPS

    Jobo announces Mac compatibility for photoGPS

    By 3 February 2009

    Jobo has announced Mac OS compatibility for the new Jobo photoGPS. The photoGPS is a small and lightweight GPS receiver that fits directly on any digital camera’s hot shoe, like any flash unit would. Once connected, the device allows for automatic geo-tagging...

  • Nikon launches "affordable" L-Series

    Nikon launches "affordable" L-Series

    By 3 February 2009

    Nikon is set to launch three new "affordable" Coolpix cameras, in the form of the L100, L20 and the L19. The L100 comes in at the top of the range, boasting 10 megapixels, a 15x zoom Nikkor lens (covering 28mm-420mm) and Nikon's Expeed digital image processing...

  • Nikon unveils updated S-Series line-up

    Nikon unveils updated S-Series line-up

    By 3 February 2009

    Nikon is set to launch an upgraded S-Series made up of the Coolpix S630, S620, S230 and S220, all of which are described as being designed with "style, speed and simplicity" in mind. The S630 boasts 12 megapixels, a 7x optical zoom Nikkor lens, vibration...


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