Archive for Verity Burns

  • Microsoft to cut 5000 jobs

    Microsoft to cut 5000 jobs

    By 23 January 2009

    Microsoft has confirmed that 5000 jobs will be cut, with 1400 to go immediately. The remaining 3600 jobs will be axed over the next 18 months, and will include positions in R&D, marketing, sales, finance, legal, HR and IT. The job losses come as the company...

  • Sega releases House of the Dead: Overkill trailer

    Sega releases House of the Dead: Overkill trailer

    By 23 January 2009

    Sega has released a trailer for its upcoming game, House of the Dead: Overkill. What looks to be a light-hearted, humorous zombie slasher, Overkill serves as a prequel to the first game in the series and follows Special Agent G - the protagonist of The...

  • EA takes Skate 2 to the streets of London

    EA takes Skate 2 to the streets of London

    By 23 January 2009

    To celebrate the launch of Skate 2, Electronic Arts sent four British skateboarders out into London in a race against time that pitted the skateboard against foot, car and train. The race spanned the transport trails from Waterloo to St Paul’s and then...

  • Adobe launches Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 release candidates

    Adobe launches Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 release candidates

    By 23 January 2009

    Adobe has announced the availability of Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Photoshop Camera Raw 5.3 release candidates from its website. The "release candidate" label means that the update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before...

  • Photographer captures 1474 megapixel inauguration photo

    Photographer captures 1474 megapixel inauguration photo

    By 23 January 2009

    Hundreds of thousands of photos, if not more, were taken at the inauguration of president Barack Obama. But none as impressive as this. This panoramic shot of the president and those gathered to see him sworn in, was captured by David Bergman. Containing...

  • Rockstar prices GTA IV DLC

    Rockstar prices GTA IV DLC

    By 22 January 2009

    Rockstar has confirmed pricing for the first GTA IV DLC episode. The Lost and the Damned will sell for 1600 Microsoft Points, which works out around £13.60. Of course, the downloadable content is an Xbox 360 exclusive and is the first of two announced...

  • Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right

    Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right

    By 22 January 2009

    You may have read our stories yesterday on the squabbling between Microsoft and Sony over which has the better console, which is going to sell more and whose dad is bigger. Or something like that. Well to settle it all for us, leading industry analyst...

  • Epson launches Perfection V30 home scanner

    Epson launches Perfection V30 home scanner

    By 22 January 2009

    Epson has announced it will be introducing a new scanner to its range in the form of the Perfection V30. Reaching an optical resolution of 4800 dpi, the slimline scanner is aimed at home users looking to scan things such as documents and photos. It has...

  • Mario & Sonic 2 on its way?

    Mario & Sonic 2 on its way?

    By 22 January 2009

    More sources have hinted that a sequel to Mario & Sonic at the Olympics is on the way. Rumours first began when news of the sequel appeared in a Spanish Nintendo magazine, who referred to the game as Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics. Now sources close...

  • Nintendo brings Naruto sequels to Wii and DS

    Nintendo brings Naruto sequels to Wii and DS

    By 22 January 2009

    If you're a beat 'em up fan, then this is apparently the moment you've been waiting for. So says Nintendo anyway, as it prepares to launch two Naruto ninja games into the European market. Firstly, Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 will be available for...

  • Momento to shut down photo-hosting website

    Momento to shut down photo-hosting website

    By 22 January 2009

    Momento has announced that it will be terminating its Memento Live service in February. Any users of Momento Live will cease to have access to the website and its services from 25 February. Your Momento digital frame will be unaffected, but the closure...

  • Arsenal fans to get PSP replays in 2010

    Arsenal fans to get PSP replays in 2010

    By 22 January 2009

    Arsenal fans watching matches at the club's home ground could soon be able to watch replays of goals, tackles and impressive runs on their PSP. The Premier League club's commercial director Adrian Ford explained that Sony itself was behind the new technology,...

  • GTA IV DLC Achievements leaked?

    GTA IV DLC Achievements leaked?

    By 21 January 2009

    Rockstar has apparently released the list of Achievements for the first GTA IV DLC episode. The company has reportedly emailed the full list out to GTA IV fansites for The Lost and Damned. The list has not been confirmed, nor commented on by Rockstar...

  • Microsoft hits back, branding Sony "out of touch"

    Microsoft hits back, branding Sony "out of touch"

    By 21 January 2009

    Microsoft has hit back at Sony's Kaz Hirai claiming the PS3 is the "official" industry leader, but branding the company "out of touch". Director of product management at Microsoft, Aaron Greenberg also described Sony as "an old hardware company that's...

  • PS3 is "official" console leader, says Kaz Hirai

    PS3 is "official" console leader, says Kaz Hirai

    By 21 January 2009

    Despite sales figures and reports saying otherwise, Sony is remaining positive about its PS3 console, with Kazuo Hirai claiming in a recent interview that the next-gen console is the industry's "official" leader. And how did he come to that conclusion...

  • Canon releases EOS 40D firmware update

    Canon releases EOS 40D firmware update

    By 21 January 2009

    Canon has announced a firmware update for its EOS 40D DSLR camera. Version 1.1.1 features five main fixes and improvements. Firstly, it fixes a malfunction that caused a low battery indication to be displayed when using the EF 85mm F1.2L II USM lens,...

  • Gears 2 patch released with new Achievements

    Gears 2 patch released with new Achievements

    By 21 January 2009

    Epic has launched a new, rather sizeable patch for Gears of War 2 that addresses a number of multiplayer issues reported by gamers. This means a number of exploits will no longer be possible, such as players turning themselves invisible or knocking themselves...

  • PS3 Red Alert 3 dated for March

    PS3 Red Alert 3 dated for March

    By 21 January 2009

    EA has announced that its Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition will be released for PlayStation 3 in March, bringing the popular Command & Conquer franchise to Sony's console for the first time. The Ultimate Edition will include everything...

  • M-Y tripod range from Manfrotto launched

    M-Y tripod range from Manfrotto launched

    By 21 January 2009

    Bogen Imaging has announced a new tripod family from Manfrotto that claims to be "lightweight, compact and reliable". The M-Y range is designed for use with lightweight digital SLR and compact cameras, and claims to mix "high performance and ease of use",...

  • Bogen announces Manfrotto 545B video tripod

    Bogen announces Manfrotto 545B video tripod

    By 21 January 2009

    Bogen Imaging has announced the new Manfrotto 545B, a two stage, twin leg lightweight video tripod. Developed with the professional photographer in mind, the 545B features optimised upper and lower collars which guarantees more torsion rigidity with a...

  • Bogen launches Manfrotto 547B video tripod

    Bogen launches Manfrotto 547B video tripod

    By 21 January 2009

    Bogen Imaging has launched the 547B lightweight video tripod, the first tripod from Manfrotto with a 60mm bowl. The 547B features an upper twin-leg and one stage construction that provides photographers with heightened rigidity, allowing for a 15kg payload....

  • Sony updates PS3 firmware to version 2.60

    Sony updates PS3 firmware to version 2.60

    By 21 January 2009

    Sony has updated the firmware for its PlayStation 3 console to version 2.60, which adds a number of new capabilities including a new photo gallery application and DivX 3.11 video support. Detailed on the official US PlayStation blog, the new Photo Gallery...

  • Empire of Sports announces online tennis tournament

    Empire of Sports announces online tennis tournament

    By 20 January 2009

    Sporting MMO Empire of Sports has announced its first online tennis championship with real cash prizes up for grabs. The Kangaroo Open 2009 has just begun and will run for two weeks, until 1 February. The cash prizes go up to 1500 euros (around £1350),...

  • Nikon announces D3 firmware update

    Nikon announces D3 firmware update

    By 20 January 2009

    Nikon have released a new firmware update for the D3 DSLR camera. Version 2.01 adds a number of notable changes, as well as a number of smaller ones as well. Firstly, Geodetic information is now displayed in ViewNX and Capture NX for images captured with...

  • Acme Made launches new chic camera bag line

    Acme Made launches new chic camera bag line

    By 20 January 2009

    Acme Made have been behind a number of stylish camera cases seemingly aimed at the ladies, and its new 2am collection sticks with the theme. Available in March this year, the range is made up of four cases in rather chic designs. The Slip Pouch is designed...


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