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GTA IV PC delayed until December

GTA IV PC delayed until December

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The PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV has been delayed until December 2nd, Rockstar has confirmed. Although the popular game was released for consoles back in April, the PC version was originally kept under wraps, and later announced for a November launch.... >>

Lord of the Rings: Conquest set for January release

Lord of the Rings: Conquest set for January release

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The new Lord of the the Rings game, Conquest, has been confirmed for release in January 2009. Being developed by Pandemic, the same team who put together Star Wars Battlefront, the action game is set for release "internationally" on 9th January, and 13th... >>

Free LittleBigPlanet SackBoy costumes next week

Free LittleBigPlanet SackBoy costumes next week

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Media Molecule is set to offer up some free downloadable costumes for LittleBigPlanet next week, in the form of a pumpkin mask and Launch Spacesuit According to the PlayStation blog, the freebies are to celebrate both Halloween and the launch of the highly... >>

Guitar Hero World Tour dated for Europe

Guitar Hero World Tour dated for Europe

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Hot on the heels of Rock Band 2 announcing its European release dates a few days ago, Activision has announced Guitar Hero World Tour will be released in Europe over a three weeks in November. The guitar and game bundles for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PS2... >>

Nintendo takes Wii and DS on Christmas UK tours

Nintendo takes Wii and DS on Christmas UK tours

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Nintendo is preparing to take its Wii and DS consoles on tour around the UK, giving people the chance to play a variety of titles including some big Christmas releases. There will be live demonstrations of Wii Music and Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the... >>

Get spooked with this week's Virtual Console update

Get spooked with this week's Virtual Console update

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In celebration of Halloween, this week's Virtual Console update is filled with a whole host of spooks and ghouls, thanks to the addition of three rather creepy NES gaming classics. First up is Devil World, in which you play the heroic dragon Tamagon who... >>

Atari to publish new Chronicles of Riddick game

Atari to publish new Chronicles of Riddick game

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Atari has announced that first person shooter The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, is to join its 2009 publishing line-up. The title will be the first in the franchise to come to next-gen consoles, and is scheduled for launch on Xbox 360,... >>

Manhunt 2 hits UK shelves today

Manhunt 2 hits UK shelves today

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Controversial game Manhunt 2 finally sees its UK release today, a whole year after it was released in the US. Although it proved to be a best-seller across the pond - and even then after some changes - the title was rejected twice by the British Board... >>

Blizzard announces Lich King midnight launches

Blizzard announces Lich King midnight launches

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For those you that want to get your hands on World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King at the earliest possible opportunity, Blizzard has released details of midnight store openings worldwide The UK event will take place at Oxford Street's HMV in London,... >>

Publishers accuse non-gamers of game piracy

Publishers accuse non-gamers of game piracy

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As games firms are getting tougher on illegal file sharers, and cracking down on pirates, it appears they could also be accusing hundreds of innocent people in the process. These claims come from a Which? Computing investigation, which was kicked off... >>

Kodak slashes outlook following poor Q4 results

Kodak slashes outlook following poor Q4 results

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Kodak has slashed its expectations for revenue growth and earnings in 2008, following the posting of weaker-than-expected quarterly results. It is thought the bad quarter performance was caused by higher raw material costs and poor sales in its graphics... >>

Go!View full version launched in UK and Ireland

Go!View full version launched in UK and Ireland

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Sony has announced that its on-demand video service for PSP, Go!View goes live in the UK and Ireland from today. Following its Beta release in July, Go!View has now been fully updated to the full version, and there's a 30 day free trial going of all three... >>

Economic slump will affect mobile gaming, says Nokia boss

Economic slump will affect mobile gaming, says Nokia boss

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The head of gaming at Nokia has predicted that the current state of the worldwide economy will seriously affect the mobile gaming market both this year and next. The market already suffered an unexpected slump in 2007, and Jaakko Kaidesoja thinks it is... >>

Saints Row 2 PC delayed

Saints Row 2 PC delayed

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THQ has announced that the PC release of Saints Row 2 has been delayed in the US until next year. Saints Row community moderator V-Singular passed on the news to gamers on the forums, saying that the PC version could now be expected on January 6th 2009.... >>

UPDATED: Home beta invite in November issue of Qore

UPDATED: Home beta invite in November issue of Qore

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For those of you who are still waiting in anticipation for the release of Sony's virtual world Home but have been unable to get your hands on an invite for the closed beta - there may well be another way in for you yet. It has been reported that the November... >>

Sony confirms tracklisting for SingStar Vol.3

Sony confirms tracklisting for SingStar Vol.3

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Sony has confirmed the tracks we can expect to see on SingStar Vol. 3. Looming dangerously in time for Christmas karaoke with your family, the third in the PS3 series is due out in November with a whole host of new songs to embarrass yourself with. You... >>

PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in Q2

PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in Q2

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Despite impressive price cuts on the Xbox 360 recently, it seems PlayStation 3 has somehow managed to outsell Microsoft's console worldwide for the three months ending 30th September. Sony's recently-published Q2 FY 2008 figures show that 2.43 million... >>

Mirror's Edge demo now available on PSN

Mirror's Edge demo now available on PSN

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First Sony signed a deal to get exclusive Mirror's Edge downloadable content for PlayStation 3. Now, PS3 gamers will also be able to get their hands on the Mirror's Edge demo a day before those playing on Xbox 360 too. EA has announced that the demo is... >>

Olympus updates lens firmware for Panasonic compatability

Olympus updates lens firmware for Panasonic compatability

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Olympus has announced firmware updates for a number of its lenses that will allow them to be used with Panasonic's DMC-G1. The lenses available for update are the 35mm F3.5 Macro, 25mm F2.8 pancake, 35-100mm F2 and 40-150mm F4.0-5.6. Once they have the... >>

Gamers dress up to break world record

Gamers dress up to break world record

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Hundreds of gamers came together dressed up as characters from their favourite games to break a world record. A total of 342 people gathered at the London Games Festival dressed as characters from games such as Final Fantasy, Zelda and Metal Gear Solid.... >>

Rock Band 2 dated for UK

Rock Band 2 dated for UK

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Harmonix has confirmed that Rock Band 2 will indeed be with us before Christmas, and will begin shipping in Europe on November 14th. However, with an exclusive launch window in Europe, the game won't make it to UK shelves until November 21st. The publisher... >>

Content approval process abolished for PS2 in Europe

Content approval process abolished for PS2 in Europe

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Sony has announced that it is abolishing the content approval process for PlayStation 2. Speaking at the Casual Connect conference in Kiev, SCEE's George Bain described the PS2 would now be "effectively an open platform" in Europe. "You no longer have... >>

PS3 software sales double

PS3 software sales double

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Sony has published its latest financial results, and while it's good news for PlayStation 3, it's not quite the same story for the PS2 and PSP. Sales of PlayStation 3 titles have soared over the past year, doubling from 10.7 million to 21.1 million units... >>

Fable II tops UK All Format chart

Fable II tops UK All Format chart

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Fable II has topped the UK all format charts for the week ending October 25th, beating rival sequel Far Cry II to the top spot. The game is the first Microsoft title to hit number one since Halo 3 was released over a year ago. It has also outsold the... >>

World of Warcraft tops 11 million subscribers

World of Warcraft tops 11 million subscribers

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Popular MMO World of Warcraft now has over 11 million subscribers playing the game. Blizzard has announced its milestone ahead of the release of the new expansion pack, Wrath of the Lich King, which is due out on 13th November. "It's been very rewarding... >>

LittleBigPlanet servers switched off

LittleBigPlanet servers switched off

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LittleBigPlanet is still having its teething problems it seems, as Media Molecule has had to turn off the LBP servers having turned them on just yesterday. "Great gremlins and ghosts!" said the post on the developer's website. "The servers are down while... >>

New iPhone theme brings back Game Boy goodness

New iPhone theme brings back Game Boy goodness

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If you're a through and through retro gamer with an iPhone, what more could you ask for on your phonr than this Game Boy-inspired theme? Get rid of all those pretty iPhone colours and graphics, and bring back the green and black block images of yesteryear.... >>

Traffic lights rating system coming to UK games

Traffic lights rating system coming to UK games

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The games industry is set to introduce a "traffic lights" style ratings system on to the cover of video games. In a move that acknowledges the current PEGI system is difficult to understand, it is hoped the green, orange and red symbols on packaging will... >>

Jimi Hendrix and The Raconteurs for Guitar Hero World Tour

Jimi Hendrix and The Raconteurs for Guitar Hero World Tour

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Activision has announced that the The Raconteurs and Jimi Hendrix will be some of the artists we can expect as downloadable content for Guitar Hero World Tour next month. The Hendrix songs will be up first on 13th November with a three-track pack made... >>

THQ sueing Activision over "Baja" box design

THQ sueing Activision over "Baja" box design

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THQ is sueing Activision Blizzard for allegedly copying box art in an attempt to confuse customers and ultimately, poach sales. The company said that Activision's soon-to-be-released title SCORE International Baja 1000: The Official Game has a box design... >>

Tomb Raider: Underworld demo ready for download

Tomb Raider: Underworld demo ready for download

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The demo for Tomb Raider: Underworld has been uploaded on to Xbox Live as an exclusive for Xbox gamers. News of the Eidos game sampler was released earlier in the month, but we've been given no hints as to what we can expect from the demo. Xbox Live's... >>

Wii Music will not support MotionPlus, says Miyamoto

Wii Music will not support MotionPlus, says Miyamoto

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The man behind Wii Music, Shigeru Miyamoto, has said that the game will no support he MotionPlus peripheral announced at this year's E3 event. MotionPlus clips to the bottom of the Wiimote and allows six degrees of motion-sensing, and as yet has only... >>

Canon releases EOS 50D firmware update

Canon releases EOS 50D firmware update

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Canon has announced updated firmware for the EOS 50D. Version 1.0.3 fixes a number of problems encountered by users of the popular DLSR. The updated firmware will correct the occasional overexposure of images, as well as the problem in which "busy" blinks... >>

Rock Band 2 release "this side of Christmas"?

Rock Band 2 release "this side of Christmas"?

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It seems like we may just be able to look forward to a Rock Band 2 UK release "this side of Christmas". At least that's what one of EA's external PR agencies let slip in an email surrounding the game, although EA itself has refused to confirm anything.... >>

Guitar Hero: Metallica confirmed in unlockable trailer

Guitar Hero: Metallica confirmed in unlockable trailer

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Activision has confirmed that the next game in the Guitar Hero series will be a dedicated Metallica special, following in the footsteps of the Aerosmith game released earlier this year. There had been rumours Metallica were working on a single-band game... >>

Nikon announces D300 firmware update

Nikon announces D300 firmware update

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Nikon has announced a firmware update for the D300 that fixes no less than 21 bugs reported by users. Version 1.10 is available now with the following improvements: - The Highlights playback display option has been moved from Display mode > Basic photo... >>

Microsoft offers $25,000 in missing teenager search

Microsoft offers $25,000 in missing teenager search

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Microsoft has offered $25,000 as a reward in the search for a missing Canadian teenager, who ran away after his parents took his Xbox 360 console away from him. The $25,000 matches an existing reward for information that leads to the safe return of 15-year-old... >>

Take a View finalists gearing up for exhibition opening

Take a View finalists gearing up for exhibition opening

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The finalists in the Take a View photography competition are all set to have their work mounted in an exhibiton at London's National Theatre next month. Now in its second year, the Take a View competition challenged photographers to capture the "diversity... >>

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Collector's Edition is PS3 exclusive

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Collector's Edition is PS3 exclusive

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THQ has announced it will be releasing a WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 collector's edition exclusively for PlayStation 3. The reason for the exclusive deal lies with the fact that as well as the game, the collector's edition also comes with a Blu-ray disc... >>

Media Molecule working on LBP sequel?

Media Molecule working on LBP sequel?

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Media Molecule is reportedly already working on a sequel to the hugely-hyped LittleBigPlanet. A report from the BBC said that "even before the game has hit the shops, the team are already at work on a sequel", however neither Media Molecule or Sony were... >>

Criterion to release four more Burnout Paradise updates

Criterion to release four more Burnout Paradise updates

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Criterion has announced it will be releasing four more Burnout Paradise updates during spring next year. The company will be unveiling the first of these - Pack 4 - this Friday, 31st October. A week later, on 7th November, we'll get details on Pack 5,... >>

Parrot announces NFC-enabled digital photo frame, Specchio

Parrot announces NFC-enabled digital photo frame, Specchio

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Parrot has announced the launch of a new digital photo frame in its range, called Parrot Specchio. Designed by French artist Martin Szekely, the frame is as minimalist looking as his artwork. However, when the frame is turned off, the Specchio frame becomes... >>

Games developers get zombie-happy

Games developers get zombie-happy

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Games developers are really just big kids deep down, and with Halloween fast approaching, it seems they just can't help themselves but to have a bit of zombie-related fun. First, players of GTA IV reported a zombie "infection" in the game last week. Zombies... >>

EA announces Army of Two movie project

EA announces Army of Two movie project

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Electronic Arts has announced that a deal has been signed with Universal pictures to create a movie based on its popular third person shooter, Army of Two. The film is to be adapted by Scott Z Burns, the screenwriter behind The Bourne Ultimatum, and is... >>

Early NXE access slots go in minutes

Early NXE access slots go in minutes

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You may remember we reported last week that Xbox would be opening up the New Xbox Experience early for a few on-the-ball gamers. Well that opportunity came up on Friday evening when Xbox Live's Major Nelson announced on his blog that the soors were open... >>

Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London

Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London

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Namco Bandai has confirmed it will be closing all servers for online RPG Hellgate: London, on 31st January 2009. The future of the game, which is coming up to the first anniversary of its release on October 31st, became unclear after its developer Flagship... >>

Woman arrested for "killing" virtual husband

Woman arrested for "killing" virtual husband

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It seems its been quite the week for MMO crime. First two Dutch teens were convicted of virtual theft, and now a Japanese woman has been arrested after offing her virtual husband on the free MMO, MapleStory. The 43-year-old teacher was married to a man... >>

Calumet launches pocket-friendly own-brand

Calumet launches pocket-friendly own-brand

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Calumet has launched its new own-brand range of products with pocket-friendly prices aimed at beating the credit crunch. First up are Calumet's digital photo frames, with three different-sized models in the range. There is 8.4", 10.4" and 15" to choose... >>

Tetris Party stacks up in the WiiWare update

Tetris Party stacks up in the WiiWare update

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This week's WiiWare update gives you three new games to get your teeth into. First is Tetris Party, an updated version of the old favourite featuring never-before-seen single-player and multiplayer variations of Tetris, including Field Climber, Stage... >>

RSPCA unveils shortlist for Young Photographers Awards 2009

RSPCA unveils shortlist for Young Photographers Awards 2009

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The RSPCA has unveiled the shortlist of young photographers in the running to win the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2009. The judges on the panel for the YPA08 have chosen 33 images from thousands that were entered. Winners will be chosen in categories... >>