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DJ Hero spin-off outted before original game announced

DJ Hero spin-off outted before original game announced

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DJ Hero may not have been officially announced by Activision apart from a small acknowledgement of its existance in October, but it seems Dutch trance DJ Tiesto has outted it anyway, speaking about it in his newsletter. It seems that Tiesto will lend... >>

Harmonix sued over broken Rock Band pedal

Harmonix sued over broken Rock Band pedal

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A man from Kansas has filed a lawsuit against Harmonix over a broken Rock Band bass drum pedal peripheral. Monte Morgan filed the suit on 18 November in a US District Court for the Northern District of California, stating that the broken foot pedals "deprive... >>

Resellers cash in on Guitar Hero World Tour shortages

Resellers cash in on Guitar Hero World Tour shortages

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Resellers are cashing in on the shortage of Guitar Hero World Tour, offering their products for sale at a much inflated cost compared to the RRP. In fact analysts at Cowen and Company put the game's "underperformance" down to limited supply and not to... >>

Free clothes for NXE Avatars

Free clothes for NXE Avatars

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If you're starting to get a bit bored already of your Xbox Avatar's clothes, worry not - Microsoft has said there will be new clothes added regularly to Live, and the best thing is, they'll be free. Microsoft Germany's Boris Schneider-Johne broke the... >>

Sony sends out over 100,000 Home invites

Sony sends out over 100,000 Home invites

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Sony Europe has confirmed it will be sending out over 100,000 invites to gamers for the Home closed beta today. The invites coincide with the launch of v1.0 of Sony's virtual world, according to the official European PlayStation forum. And that's not... >>

Sony dismisses leaked info as "rumour and speculation"

Sony dismisses leaked info as "rumour and speculation"

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Sony has declined to comment following a reported leak of the full contents of its staff annual briefing. The information supposedly came through a "source" who attended the briefing, and included hints that Sony plans to make PS3 pricing "more competitive"... >>

Microsoft announces first Lips DLC

Microsoft announces first Lips DLC

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Microsoft has announced the first downloadable songs for its new karaoke game, Lips. The songs will be priced at 160 Microsoft points per track (around £1.36. The four available today are: * Adele - "Chasing Pavements" * Coldplay - "Violet Hill" * Estelle... >>

COMMENT: Are we over avatars?

COMMENT: Are we over avatars?

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Google announced earlier this week that it is to close down its Lively virtual world project, which it launched less than 4 and a half months ago, in order to focus its resources elsewhere. It's not clear exactly whether it was user numbers or lack of... >>

Nikon releases SB-900 firmware update

Nikon releases SB-900 firmware update

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Nikon UK has announce a firmware update for its SB-900 flash. Version 5.02 will provide a number of improvements to fix problems reported by users. Firstly, when the SB-900 was set to i-TTL mode when uninterrupted shooting, images captured just before... >>

Lowepro updates Lens Trekker backpack

Lowepro updates Lens Trekker backpack

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Lowepro has announced its new updated Lens Trekker 600 AW II backpack, that will hold both your camera and telephoto lens leaving your hands free. The main compartment of the Lens Trekker 600 AW II provides adjustable padded dividers and an adjustable... >>

Wii's Art Style series launched in WiiWare update

Wii's Art Style series launched in WiiWare update

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This week's WiiWare update sees four new games up for grabs, including the launch of the first game in the Art Style series, Cubello we brought you new of a few weeks ago. Cubello and the rest of the series have been developed especially for WiiWare and... >>

Carphone Warehouse sells COD5 for cheap

Carphone Warehouse sells COD5 for cheap

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In the run up to Christmas, and under the ever-watchful eye of the credit crunch, the chance to save a bit of cash is a welcome one. So if you're in the market for the new Call of Duty: World at War game, The Carphone Warehouse - of all places - is selling... >>

More GTA IV DLC details announced

More GTA IV DLC details announced

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Rockstar has revealed a few more details about the GTA IV DLC in an official statement. It was USA Today that unveiled the first details of the first of two exclusive Xbox 360 episodes earlier today, and now Rockstar co-found Sam Houser has firmed up... >>

PEGI's traffic light system to get Europe launch in spring

PEGI's traffic light system to get Europe launch in spring

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The new traffic light rating system from PEGI is to be introduced into mainland Europe this spring. Age rating symbols are yet to be finalised, but the current imagery that includes a spider, fist and syringe, is to be expanded on to include descriptive... >>

THQ drops lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard

THQ drops lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard

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THQ has dropped its copyright infringement lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard. The legal dispute between the two publishers began when THQ said it believed Activision-Blizzard's box art for its upcoming game, Score International Baja 100: The Official... >>

Google to close Lively in December

Google to close Lively in December

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Google has announced it is to close down Lively, the company's social virtual world launched in July. The news was confirmed in an official blog post, stating the project would be discontinued in December. "We want to ensure that we prioritise our resources... >>

Wrath of the Lich King becomes fastest selling PC game ever

Wrath of the Lich King becomes fastest selling PC game ever

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Blizzard has said that the World of Warcraft's second expansion pack, Wrath of the Lich King, has sold more than 2.8 million copies in its first day on sale. Its performance has earnt the game the title of fastest-selling PC game of all time, eclipsing... >>

Majesco reponds to PETA Cooking Mama criticism

Majesco reponds to PETA Cooking Mama criticism

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Majesco Entertainment, the publishers behind Wii and DS franchise Cooking Mama, has responded to PETA's criticism of the game earlier this week. PETA released a browser-based game on Monday, parodying Cooking Mama and accusing the publishers of focusing... >>

NXE launch marred by RRoD reports

NXE launch marred by RRoD reports

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It seems the launch of the new experience on Microsoft's Xbox 360 hasn't gone as we might have expected with users reporting a host of glitches with the new software update. Within 24 hours of NXE going live, internet forums were abuzz with Xboxers reporting... >>

GTA IV DLC dated for February 17th release

GTA IV DLC dated for February 17th release

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The first downloadable content for the Xbox 360 version of GTA IV will be available from 17th February, Rockstar has confirmed. USA Today has reported the news following an interview with Rockstar boss, Dan Houser. The first episode will be titled The... >>

Canon USA cashback cheques may bounce

Canon USA cashback cheques may bounce

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The company that was responsible for processing Canon cashback claims in States has declared itself bankrupt, meaning many have been left with cheques that could bounce. Canon has released a statement advising anyone who has received a cheque recently... >>

Capcom wins Dead Rising lawsuit

Capcom wins Dead Rising lawsuit

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Capcom has won its court battle against the MKR Group, who sued the publisher claiming that its Dead Rising game had copied the format of the Dawn of the Dead films. However Judge Richard Seeborg has ruled in favour of Capcom, stating that the video game... >>

EA closes "secret" Blueprint division

EA closes "secret" Blueprint division

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Just a few weeks after shutting down its Casual Label, EA has reportedly closed down its Blueprint division too, an area of the business supposedly also working on casual-orientated games. Blueprint has never been officially announced by EA, but a former... >>

GTi+ Club dated for December release on PS Store

GTi+ Club dated for December release on PS Store

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Konami has announced its updated and enhanced version of arcade-favourite GTi Club is set for release for PS3 on December 4th. Available direct from the PlayStation Store, GTi Club+ Rally Cote D’Azur boasts all-new HD visuals and widely expanded gameplay... >>

Xbox Live to host Guitar Hero event next weekend

Xbox Live to host Guitar Hero event next weekend

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Xbox Live is set to be taken over by Guitar Hero World Tour next week, for an entire weekend of organised GHWT events starting from Thursday November 27th. Activision plans to run Play & Win sweepstakes from Friday to Sunday, where you might just bag... >>

Epic making Gears 2 matchmaking fix "number one priority"

Epic making Gears 2 matchmaking fix "number one priority"

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Epic has said it has put fixing Gears of War 2's skill-based matchmaking top of its priorities after gamers reported long wait times when using it. Senior producer Rod Fergusson addressed the issue on the official forums, saying: "We're aware that some... >>

Home 1.0 closed beta to arrive tomorrow?

Home 1.0 closed beta to arrive tomorrow?

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It seems closed beta testers of Home 1.0, Sony's long-overdue virtual world for the PlayStation Network, will get the chance to start experimenting with it tomorrow. A leaked memo reportedly confirmed this news, although it's unclear if the beta testers... >>

There will be Wii Fit shortage at Christmas, says Nintendo

There will be Wii Fit shortage at Christmas, says Nintendo

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Nintendo's president Reggie Fils-Aime had admitted there will be a shortage of the Wii Fit peripheral this Christmas. This problem echoes the shortage of Wii consoles last Christmas, although Reggie assures us that Nintendo is prepared for demand this... >>

Ubisoft announces Prince of Persia pre-order goodies

Ubisoft announces Prince of Persia pre-order goodies

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Ubisoft has good news for Prince of Persia fans - it will be releasing an exclusive pre-order edition that will be available exclusively from Play.com. Those who cough up the cash early will be rewarded for their loyalty with a comic book outlining the... >>

Dell launches new Studio XPS desktop

Dell launches new Studio XPS desktop

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Dell has launched its new Studio XPS desktop, a premium PC that is designed to bring home office and entertainment together. Featuring the new Intel Core i7 processor, Dell's new desktop will benefit from up to 44% faster video editing and encoding, as... >>

Sony Netflix content "temporarily unavailable" on NXE

Sony Netflix content "temporarily unavailable" on NXE

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As the New Xbox Experience is launched, news has surfaced that hundreds of movie titles from Sony Pictures Entertainment previously able to stream via Netflix on Xbox Live, will no longer be available. Interestingly the movies have only been withdrawn... >>

Rockstar demonstrates the GTA IV PC video editor

Rockstar demonstrates the GTA IV PC video editor

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Rockstar has released a set of four videos showing off what you can do with the video editor including the PC version of GTA IV, and it's really quite impressive to say the least. The PC game, released in Europe on 3rd December, allows you to hit F2 at... >>

Sony downplays poor LittleBigPlanet sales

Sony downplays poor LittleBigPlanet sales

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Despite being one of the most anticipated games of the year, and receiving the thumbs up from gamers and critics alike, LittleBigPlanet hasn't exactly stormed the charts like one might have expected. It entered the all-format charts at a debut position... >>

EA announces Spore patch with free limbs

EA announces Spore patch with free limbs

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EA has announced a brand new Spore patch that will give away free limbs to gamers as well as fix a few small glitches. A total of 24 free arms and legs will be available for players to take advantage of, and are being dished out to mark the US launch... >>

Boy, 15, collapses after playing WoW for 24 hours straight

Boy, 15, collapses after playing WoW for 24 hours straight

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A 15-year-old boy collapsed and had to be taken to hospital after he played the new World of Warcraft game, Wrath of the Lich King, for a reported 24 hours straight. The teen from Sweden was playing the game with his friends when he went into convulsions,... >>

DxO Labs launches new website for RAW users

DxO Labs launches new website for RAW users

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DxO Labs has announced the launch of its new website, that will provide key objective metrics of sensor performance for a variety of cameras measured directly on the RAW image. Dxomark.com is available as a free online resource and makes it possible for... >>

Nikon announces cashback offer on D60

Nikon announces cashback offer on D60

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Nikon has announced a new cashback offer on its DSLR, the D60, which enable anyone buying one on the run up to Christmas to save a bit of money in the process. You'll actually be able to save up to £50, and the cashback offer is available on all lens... >>

Music Mogul to bring Second Life-esque virtual world to music fans

Music Mogul to bring Second Life-esque virtual world to music fans

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Vivendi Games executive Nicholas Longano has teamed up with songwriter and producer Rodney Jerkins to work on an online virtual world based around music. A more basic version of Second Life, the site Music Mogul will feature social-networking functions,... >>

The History Channel joins PSP's Go!View

The History Channel joins PSP's Go!View

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Sony has added a new channel to the Go!View service offered on the PSP. Users will now be able to get educated with shows from The History Channel, with hours of content currently available. This includes popular series such as Ax Men, Rome: Rise and... >>

National Geographic launches its own gaming label

National Geographic launches its own gaming label

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National Geographic has announced it is to launch its own gaming label under which it plans to develop and publish its own titles. It will produce games for consoles, handhelds and mobiles, and as you may have guessed, the games will be concentrated on... >>

Microsoft's New Xbox Experience launches tomorrow

Microsoft's New Xbox Experience launches tomorrow

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The highly-anticipated New Xbox Live Experience finally launches tomorrow, which Microsoft says will "transform instantly" the 25 million Xbox consoles around the world sold in its 3 years on the shelves. "The future of home entertainment is Xbox 360... >>

Play It range set for full Wii re-design

Play It range set for full Wii re-design

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The games in Nintendo's upcoming Play it on Wii range that are based on a number of older Gamecube titles, are set to be more than just straightforward ports to the new console. In fact, the Play It line-up that includes titles such as Donkey Kong Jungle... >>

GTA Chinatown Wars details

GTA Chinatown Wars details

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A preview of Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars by a Spanish magazine has given us a sneak peek at what what we can expect from the mini version of the series. In fact, it's not very mini at all, and will cover the whole of Liberty City as its portrayed... >>

eDimensional announces the new Access singlehand controller

eDimensional announces the new Access singlehand controller

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eDimensional has once again teamed up with modding design supremo Ben Heckendorn to create the Access Controller, compatible with the Playstation 2, Playstation 3 and PC platforms. The eDimensional Access Singlehand Controller allows those who only have... >>

Nintendo's Cooking Mama targeted by PETA

Nintendo's Cooking Mama targeted by PETA

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Nintendo's game for Wii and DS, Cooking Mama, has been targeted by animal rights group PETA in its latest campaign against animal cruelty. The group have produced its own version of the game, Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals, in which you play the main... >>

Nintendo goes patent crazy for DSi

Nintendo goes patent crazy for DSi

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It seems like we might have a fair bit to look forward to from Nintendo's DSi, if the patent filings are anything to go by anyway. Ahead of the release of Nintendo's new handheld in the US and Europe next year, Nintendo has patented a wide range of DS-related... >>

Hello Kitty set for November 28th DS debut

Hello Kitty set for November 28th DS debut

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Japan's most famous export Hello Kitty is set to make her debut on the Nintendo DS outside of Japan on November 28th. In Hello Kitty Big City Dreams, you play as Hello Kitty herself, as you explore what Empire Interactive describe as a "whole new world... >>

EA to release Wii fitness game

EA to release Wii fitness game

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EA is set to make its debut in the Wii fitness marketplace, but will do so without the use of the Wii Balance Board, unlike many competitor games. EA Sports Active will instead see players strapping the Wiimote and Nunchuk to their body, and also use... >>

SouthPeak Q2 results show $1.3m loss

SouthPeak Q2 results show $1.3m loss

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In more bad news for the gaming industry, SouthPeak Interactive has reported a loss of $1.3 million for the quarter ending September 30th. It's an even bleaker picture when you know that for the same three-month period last year, the company reported... >>

Wife divorces husband over Second Life

Wife divorces husband over Second Life

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A 28-year-old British woman is filing for divorce after finding out her husband was sleeping with another woman in online virtual world Second Life. Amy Taylor cited "unreasonable behavior" in her filing for divorce, after deciding she just couldn't put... >>