Archive for Verity Burns

  • Championship Manager '09 gears up for April launch

    Championship Manager '09 gears up for April launch

    By 28 January 2009

    Eidos and Beautiful Game Studios are gearing up for the release of Championship Manager 09 in April, which has seen a complete graphical and engine overhaul since its last outing. The game has been described as a "new beginning" for the franchise, having...

  • Toshiba announces H20 and P30 pocket DV cameras

    Toshiba announces H20 and P30 pocket DV cameras

    By 28 January 2009

    Toshiba has announced two new additions to it Camileo Pocket DV camera range. The Camileo H20 and P30 models both offer 1080p HD recording, 5x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom (2x at 1080p) in pocket-friendly bodies. They feature HDMI output to allow...

  • US rep proposes bill to make all camera phones heard

    US rep proposes bill to make all camera phones heard

    By 27 January 2009

    A New York politician is pushing for a law to be introduced that would make it mandatory for all camera phones to make a noise whenever a picture is taken. The bill, known as the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, would see phones having to create a noise...

  • Nintendo Wii Fit Body Check Channel in development?

    Nintendo Wii Fit Body Check Channel in development?

    By 27 January 2009

    Reports from Japan have suggested that Nintendo has announced the development of a new Wii Channel called the Wii Fit Body Check Channel The program, sponsored by NEC, Panasonic and Hitachi will be on hand to give you tips on how to best work out, as...

  • Panasonic announces TZ7 hybrid camera

    Panasonic announces TZ7 hybrid camera

    By 27 January 2009

    Panasonic has launched its new DMC-TZ7 hybrid camera that brings together the functionality of a high-end compact and camcorder together in one body. The camera offers similar functions to other cameras in the TZ range including a 10-megapixel resolution,...

  • Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-FS25

    Panasonic launches Lumix DMC-FS25

    By 27 January 2009

    Panasonic has launched the Lumix DMC-FS25, a 12.1-megapixel camera which the company describes as "stylish, sophisticated and packed with features". However still "committed to ease of use", the FS25 features Panasonic's new improved Intelligent Auto...

  • Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-FX40

    Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-FX40

    By 27 January 2009

    Panasonic has announced the new DMC-FX40, a new 12.1-megapixel camera for the Lumix range. The camera features a 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica DC lens and powerful 5x optical zoom, which will apparently capture almost double the viewing space at the same...

  • Gears of War films in the works for 2010

    Gears of War films in the works for 2010

    By 27 January 2009

    Gears of War fans will be able to watch their favourite gaming series on the big screen in the future, as plans have been uncovered to turn the game into a film trilogy. Die Hard 4.0 director Len Wiseman will be at the helm, and has uncovered some of...

  • PSP 2 to feature "multi touch technology"?

    PSP 2 to feature "multi touch technology"?

    By 27 January 2009

    As always, once a rumour is out, it refuses to die down until the day it is proved right, and that's certainly the case with the whisperings of a PSP 2. The last we heard was that the new PSP was set for release in late 2009, and that games for the handheld...

  • Leica announces M8.2 Safari limited edition

    Leica announces M8.2 Safari limited edition

    By 27 January 2009

    German camera manufacturer Leica has announced a limited Safari edition of its M8.2 camera. Collectors will have to be quick if they want to add this camera to their collection, as there will be only 500 pieces available worldwide. The M8.2, an upgraded...

  • Pentax boss openly praises Leica D-Lux 4 on blog

    Pentax boss openly praises Leica D-Lux 4 on blog

    By 26 January 2009

    In a rather interesting move away from the norm, the president of Pentax Imaging (USA) has taken to his blog to sing the praises of a competitor's camera. Ned Bunnell talks about his purchase of the Leica D-Lux 4, apparently a "new companion" for his...

  • Breeze Systems releases NKRemote 1.0 software

    Breeze Systems releases NKRemote 1.0 software

    By 26 January 2009

    Breeze Systems has announced the NKRemote 1.0, Windows based software that allows photographers to control Nikon DSLR cameras from a PC. Breeze Systems have previously created similar software for Canon cameras, and NKRemote 1.0 is the first full release...

  • Worldwide games sales overtake films for the first time

    Worldwide games sales overtake films for the first time

    By 26 January 2009

    New market research has shown that worldwide video game revenue overtook that of DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever in 2008. According to Media Control GfK International, "packaged media commodities" clocked up sales of $61 billion last year, of...

  • Ex-Polaroid employee planning the "re-invention of instant film"

    Ex-Polaroid employee planning the "re-invention of instant film"

    By 26 January 2009

    So Polaroid may have introduced the new instant digital camera to some way make up for the discontinuation of the original Polaroid, but it seems some have felt this just wasn't good enough. Therefore, André Bosman, a former Polaroid employee and Florian...

  • Lego-inspired digital camera on its way

    Lego-inspired digital camera on its way

    By 26 January 2009

    Digital Blue has teamed up with Lego Systems to launch a line of Lego-inspired portable electronics, one of which is a digital camera. Looking like it's been built using Lego bricks, the fully-functional digital camera is set for a US release with the...

  • Resident Evil 5 demo launches on Xbox Live

    By 26 January 2009

    The Resident Evil 5 demo has gone live on Xbox Live today, one week ahead of the demo's release on PSN. Currently the demo is only available for Xbox Live Gold members, but will be made available for Silver members from 29 January. The demo features three...

  • Name Your Dream Assignment competition launched

    Name Your Dream Assignment competition launched

    By 26 January 2009

    A new competition has been launched that boasts a $50,000 cash prize for the winner, plus lots of other photography goodies as well. The Name Your Dream Assignment is a chance for photographers to submit their idea for a never-before-done photo shoot....

  • DxO Optics Pro v5.3.2 adds support for two new Canon cameras

    DxO Optics Pro v5.3.2 adds support for two new Canon cameras

    By 26 January 2009

    DxO Labs has released DxO Optics Pro v5.3.2 that adds support for two new Canon cameras. The software will now support the Canon PowerShot G10 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, although it should be noted that only the Pro Elite Edition will add support for...

  • Brain Training "does not improve mental sharpness"

    By 26 January 2009

    All those hours spent on your DS crunching numbers and memorising words on a brain training game, may well have amounted to nothing if a recent report is to be believed. Researchers at the University of Rennes in Brittany have concluded that there is...

  • Sony unveils "Carnival Colour" PSPs

    By 26 January 2009

    Sony is set to release four new coloured PSPs in Japan, it has been revealed. Despite constant whisperings that Sony is working on a new PSP model, the four brightly-coloured PSP-3000s are set for a staggered release in March. First up on 5 March are...

  • Three new Spore titles unveiled

    Three new Spore titles unveiled

    By 26 January 2009

    Earlier in the month we got news of a new Spore expansion pack in the works called Spore Galactic Adventures, and EA has now confirmed a further three new additions to the Spore franchise that are under development. Alongside the announcement that 65...

  • Eidos dates Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC

    By 23 January 2009

    Eidos Interactive has dated the two downloadable episodes for Tomb Raider: Underworld. The first of the two, Beneath the Ashes, will be available on 10 February, while the second level, Lara's Shadow, will follow one month later on 10 March. Both available...

  • Sony's cost-cutting unlikely to affect games division

    By 23 January 2009

    Sony has announced plans to cut its costs by around £2 billion by March 2010, following estimations that it is set to lose around £1.22 billion for the financial year ending March 2009. However, unlike Microsoft, Sony has said that its cost cutting...

  • Virtual Console update brings Mario Golf and Wonder Boy to Wii

    Virtual Console update brings Mario Golf and Wonder Boy to Wii

    By 23 January 2009

    This week's Virtual Console update brings two new classics to the Wii. First up is the Nintendo 64 classic Mario Golf, a golfing simulator packed with fourteen playable characters from the Super Mario universe, each has their own power and swing style....

  • Microsoft closes Flight Sim studio - report

    By 23 January 2009

    Despite hopes that the job cuts at Microsoft wouldn't affect its gaming division, it seems that nothing is safe from the effects of the economic downturn. Microsoft has reportedly closed down ACES, one of its oldest studios which helped in the development...