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Sony Home update coming this week

Sony Home update coming this week

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Sony has announced there will be a rather significant update to PlayStation Home this week, one that will bring with it the Red Bull Air Race Island we've heard so much about. This island will feature a number of branded Red Bull events, one of which... >>

Polaroid announce PoGo Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid announce PoGo Instant Digital Camera

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Following on from the PoGo printer launched in July 2008, Polaroid has announced the all-in-one PoGo Instant Digital Camera, a new device that combines a digital camera and instant printer in one portable package. With the push of a button, users will... >>

First Spore expansion pack "Galactic Adventures" coming in spring

First Spore expansion pack "Galactic Adventures" coming in spring

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Evolution game Spore is set to get its first expansion pack this spring, in the form of Galactic Adventures. Online retailers such as Amazon and Play have had the title listed for a week or so now, but EA made the official announcement today with an invite... >>

3rd Space gaming vest coming to consoles

3rd Space gaming vest coming to consoles

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TN Games is set to release its 3rd Space gaming vest for use with consoles, and will be showcasing its abilities with several top console games at CES in Las Vegas. The 3rd Space Vest, originally designed for PC play, is worn while gaming, and works with... >>

Thrustmaster unveils joystick with H.E.A.R.T

Thrustmaster unveils joystick with H.E.A.R.T

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Thrustmaster has unveiled a new joystick at CES in Las Vegas, that boasts "incredible" accuracy thanks to new magnetic sensor technology. The T.16000 M joystick features Halleffect Accurate Technology, or H.E.A.R.T as Thrustmaster so delicately markets... >>

Fable II "Knothole Island" DLC coming 13 January

Fable II "Knothole Island" DLC coming 13 January

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Lionhead Studios has announced it will be releasing new DLC for Fable II on 13 January. Senior programmer Jonathan Shaw and fellow members of the team hint at what we can expect from the new episode in the latest instalment of Lionhead Studios' video... >>

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir coming to DS

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir coming to DS

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If you're the person that always wins a game of Cluedo, is addicted to Poirot and have carted yourself off on one of those Murder Mystery weekends before, then a new game from Big Fish Games may be just up your street. Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir... >>

Olympus unveils ultra-zoom SP-590UZ compact

Olympus unveils ultra-zoom SP-590UZ compact

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Olympus has announced the new ultra-zoom SP-590UZ, with an impressive 26x wide-angle optical zoom. The camera covers a 26-676mm focal length range, and with a wide angle lens, allows more of the picture to be captured in the photo. It also has the ability... >>

Mattel's Mindflex game uses the power of the mind

Mattel's Mindflex game uses the power of the mind

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Never underestimate the power of the mind - Mattel has produced a game that will enable you to move an object, just by thinking about it. Set for release towards the end of the year, Mindflex is a mental acuity game that works with phonons produced by... >>

Sony and Sandisk to produce 2TB memory cards

Sony and Sandisk to produce 2TB memory cards

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SanDisk and Sony have announced the joint development project, that is set to expand its Memory Stick Pro range to capacities of up to 2TB. Currently named "Memory Stick format series for extended high capacity", the new line will take the entire Memory... >>

Panasonic announces three ultra-zoom camcorders

Panasonic announces three ultra-zoom camcorders

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Panasonic has added a further three camcorders to its 2009 line-up, consisting of two HDD models and an SD card model, all of which feature the world's first 70x optical ultra-zoom lens. All three models also include an advanced optical image stabilisation... >>

Olympus launches 5000, 7000 and 9000 compacts

Olympus launches 5000, 7000 and 9000 compacts

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The popular Olympus µ series has increased by three, with new additions unveiled at CES 2009. The µ-5000, µ-7000 and µ-9000 are all 12-megapixel cameras with optical zooms of 5x, 7x and 10x respectively. The three share a number of common features... >>

Samsung unveils ultra-slim ST50 compact camera

Samsung unveils ultra-slim ST50 compact camera

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Samsung CES 2009 line-up continues with the launch of the ST50, an ultra-slim compact, measuring just 14mm thick. It certainly looks the part, with a 2.7-inch QVGA LCD screen that takes up the majority of the back of the camera, and minimal buttons to... >>

Samsung launches high-zoom WB500 compact

Samsung launches high-zoom WB500 compact

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Clocking up more "world firsts" in its CES 2009 line-up, Samsung has launched the WB500, a compact camera that boasts a 10x optical zoom and a 24mm ultra wide lens. Entering what Samsung describes as the "high-zoom category", the 10-megapixel camera's... >>

Samsung announces ST10 camera

Samsung announces ST10 camera

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Samsung has announced the new ST10, the world's first camera to feature face recognition technology, combined with a Haptic Interface. Integrated into a 3-inch HVGA touchscreen, users will feel physical feedback (i.e a vibrating sensation that will let... >>

Olympus launches Tough-8000 and Tough-6000 all-weather cameras

Olympus launches Tough-8000 and Tough-6000 all-weather cameras

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For those who enjoy the more active lifestyle, two new additions have been made to the µ Tough series from Olympus, which was rebranded from the SW range in December. With trademark features that live up to the series' name, both cameras are waterproof,... >>

Casio announces five new compact cameras

Casio announces five new compact cameras

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Casio has announced five new point-and-shoot cameras at CES 2009 in Las Vegas. At the higher end of the line-up are the EX-FC100 and EX-FC10, which both take the technology found in the company's EX-FH20 and EX-F1 models launched last year. The 9-megapixel... >>

Sandisk launching Rock Band 2-branded SD card

Sandisk launching Rock Band 2-branded SD card

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SanDisk has announced a Rock Band 2-branded SD gaming card, designed to help Nintendo Wii gamers expand the storage capacity of their console. While gamers wait for a better solution from Nintendo themselves, gamers can only save content such as downloaded... >>

UPDATED: Logitech adds three new products to G-series line-up

UPDATED: Logitech adds three new products to G-series line-up

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Logitech has extended its G-series line of gaming peripherals, with the introduction of three new products. First up is the Logitech G19 gaming keyboard, which is the first Logitech keyboard to feature a colour GamePanel LCD. The tiltable, 320 x 240 pixel... >>

Game sales hit all-time high in 2008

Game sales hit all-time high in 2008

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Sales of videogames hit an all-time high in the UK last year, with the combined revenue for video game software and hardware adding up to £4.034 billion for 2008. Sales data from ChartTrack show that this huge figure was helped by a 23% growth in games... >>

SanDisk to launch world's largest capacity mobile memory cards

SanDisk to launch world's largest capacity mobile memory cards

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SanDisk has announced it will be launching the world's largest removable storage capacity for mobile phones this month. Its Mobile Ultra microSDHC cards and Memory Stick Micro mobile memory cards will both begin shipping in the States before the month... >>

PETA names Fable 2 "most animal friendly game" of 2008

PETA names Fable 2 "most animal friendly game" of 2008

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PETA has taken a break from slamming video games for their poor treatment of animals, to single out Xbox 360's Fable 2 for being 2008's "most animal-friendly game". At PETA's sixth annual Proggy Awards the organisation described Fable 2 as a "vegetarian's... >>

EA and Hasbro to launch games channel on Xbox Live

EA and Hasbro to launch games channel on Xbox Live

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EA is set to launch its own gaming channel on Xbox Live, in association with Hasbro. Family board game favourites such as Scrabble, Boggle, Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four and Sorry! will be available to play on the channel under the Hasbro Family Game... >>

Gen2Media launches independent music content on Xbox Live

Gen2Media launches independent music content on Xbox Live

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Gen2Media Corporation has announced it is to showcase independent music content on Xbox Live. e360live.com on Xbox Live will feature the "best classic original programming" from all music genres, from both independent and up and coming artists. There... >>

Microsoft lay-off rumours "grossly exaggerated"

Microsoft lay-off rumours "grossly exaggerated"

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A new report has challenged reports that Microsoft is preparing to make significant redundancies across its workforce, instead claiming that the Xbox manufacturer has other cost-cutting measures in mind. Rather than the rumoured 15,000 redundancies, CNBC... >>