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Sony and Microsoft announce new Japanese-exclusive bundles

Sony and Microsoft announce new Japanese-exclusive bundles

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Both Sony and Microsoft have announced special edition consoles in Japan, for third party titles Yazuka 3 and Star Ocean: The Last Hope respectively. The Ceramic White Yazuka 3 PS3 console is set for release on 26 February and features a silver print... >>

Vivitar announces new digital, underwater and video cameras

Vivitar announces new digital, underwater and video cameras

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Sakar International has announced a new line of Vivitar products, all set to be unveiled at CES later this week. The line-up includes digital, underwater and video cameras as well as digital SLR camera lenses and a battery charger that accommodates over... >>

"Major" update for Gears 2 coming in January

"Major" update for Gears 2 coming in January

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Epic Games has announced that a new "major" bug fixing patch for Gears of War 2 will be coming sometime in January. In a post on the official Gears of War forum, Epic vice president Mark Rein promised the second patch for the game would be delivered before... >>

PS3 sales increase 130% over festive period

PS3 sales increase 130% over festive period

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PlayStation 3 sales were up by more than 130% over the festive period, a Sony Computer Entertainment America exec has said. "We've had a solid holiday season and have delivered consistent growth throughout this year", said sales vice president Ian Jackson.... >>

EA announces sixth Littlest Pet Shop title

EA announces sixth Littlest Pet Shop title

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EA has announced it is to launch the sixth addition to the Littlest Pet Shop gaming line-up in March 2009. Aimed at girls between 6-10 years old, Littlest Pet Shop Spring will be the fourth DS release in the series. The game features a spring environment... >>

Lexar Media announces two new HD video card lines

Lexar Media announces two new HD video card lines

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Lexar Media has announced a new line of memory cards, specifically designed for extended, standard and high-definition video capture. The Lexar SDHC full-HD and the Lexar Memory Stick PRO Duo Full-HD video memory cards are the two new lines introduced.... >>

Gameloft named "best mobile games publisher of 2008" based on user reviews

Gameloft named "best mobile games publisher of 2008" based on user reviews

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Ratings research has found that Gameloft was the best mobile games publisher in 2008 in terms of game quality and user reviews. PocketGamer.biz tracked review scores of mobile games released in 2008 and found that Gameloft came out on top, scoring an... >>

Pentax announces E70 camera for beginners

Pentax announces E70 camera for beginners

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Pentax has announced another compact camera to be added to the Optio range, in the shape of the E70. Featuring large control buttons and an easy user interface with larger icons, the E70 is aimed at those who may be new to digital cameras. Although the... >>

Pentax announces P70 compact camera

Pentax announces P70 compact camera

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Pentax has announced the new Optio P70 compact camera. The basic specs of the new model include a 4x optical zoom, 12-megapixels and an easy-to-view 2.7-inch colour LCD, all wrapped up in a ultra-thin metallic shell. Looking a little further, you'll also... >>

Canon announces six more camcorders for 2009

Canon announces six more camcorders for 2009

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Canon has announced a rather impressive 2009 line-up for its camcorders, with six of them sticking with standard definition rather than five HD models we reported on earlier. Big details are a bit thin on the ground at the moment, but a brief description... >>

Canon announces five new HD camcorders for 2009

Canon announces five new HD camcorders for 2009

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Canon has announced five new high definition camcorder models in its 2009 line-up. First up are the Canon Legria HF S10 and Legria HF S100 flash memory camcorders. This pair are the company's top-of-the-line HD flash memory camcorders, that both feature... >>

PlayStation 2 most played console in America in 2008

PlayStation 2 most played console in America in 2008

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The Nielsen Company has found that American gamers played Sony's PlayStation 2 console more than any other last year. While the company is probably best known for tracking television viewing figures, it also looks into how people spend their time elsewhere,... >>

Microsoft to axe up to 15,000 jobs - report

Microsoft to axe up to 15,000 jobs - report

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Reports from the US suggest that Microsoft is preparing to make as many as 15,000 employees of its 90,000 strong workforce redundant. It is thought that between 10 and 17% of both the company's full-time and contracted employees are to be axed, with rumours... >>

Liquid Image announces three new waterproof VideoMasks

Liquid Image announces three new waterproof VideoMasks

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Liquid Image is launching three new underwater camera and video masks at CES this week. The company released the first version of the mask last year, but the new versions have been upgraded and improved to varying levels for different uses. The most basic... >>

Eye-Fi announces new iPhone application

Eye-Fi announces new iPhone application

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Eye-Fi has announced it is developing a new iPhone application that will allow Eye-Fi card owners to send photos taken on an iPhone directly to their computer and the net. The new application will let users pool all of their photos from both their iPhone... >>

Xbox 360 sees record Christmas sales in Europe

Xbox 360 sees record Christmas sales in Europe

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European sales data has shown that Xbox 360 had its strongest Christmas to date in 2008, with sales in Europe almost double those of Christmas 2007. Eight million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in its six-year... >>

Wii Sports becomes best-selling game of all time

Wii Sports becomes best-selling game of all time

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Wii Sports has pipped retro favourite Super Mario Bros. as the best-selling game of all time. In a list of worldwide sales put together by VGChartz, Wii Sports has apparently sold 40.52 million units (including bundle sales), while Super Mario Bros. sits... >>

Kodak announces the Zx1 ultra-portable camcorder

Kodak announces the Zx1 ultra-portable camcorder

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Kodak has launched what looks to be a successor to the 720p Zi6, in the form of the Zx1 camcorder. The super-portable Zx1 allows what Kodak describes as 720p "go-anywhere HD recording" at both 60fps and 30fps. It also has a 2-inch LCD screen, and built-in... >>

PushupFu iPhone app will help get you in shape

PushupFu iPhone app will help get you in shape

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If you're wanting to burn off those Christmas calories, a new iPhone and iPod Touch app has been released that should help you do just that, without having to get up and go to the gym. Although we have seen some apps that have helped you track your process... >>

Way of the Samurai 3 to port to Xbox 360

Way of the Samurai 3 to port to Xbox 360

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PlayStation are getting ready to wave goodbye to another exclusive series, as Way of the Samurai 3 is set to make the platform jump to Xbox 360. Originally released for PlayStation 3 in November, Way of the Samurai 3 debuted in Japan with 81,000 copies... >>

New Xbox Avatar clothes are all about colour

New Xbox Avatar clothes are all about colour

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After the Christmas formal wear, the New Year clothes update has a whole lot of nu-rave about it. Guys can get colourful with dark purple jeans or green skinny fits and pink sweat bands, as well as a rave baseball cap and pixel art hoodie. Ladies on the... >>

Teen arrested for joking suicide to WoW rep

Teen arrested for joking suicide to WoW rep

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A 17-year-old boy from America who "jokingly" told a World of Warcraft rep that the game was making him suicidal, has been arrested. The teen was having an online conversation with a Blizzard Entertainment rep, when he told them that he was suicidal and... >>

Eidos releases new Lara costumes for Underworld

Eidos releases new Lara costumes for Underworld

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Eidos has launched another free costume pack for Tomb Raider: Underworld that sees Lara dressing up in every young boys dream - a skin tight wetsuit. The computer-generated pin-up will have both a red and blue wetsuit added to her closet in a 62MB download.... >>

2K boss thinks UK retail is too impatient

2K boss thinks UK retail is too impatient

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2K Game's global president Christoph Hartmann has both praised and criticised UK gaming retail, saying it's the best at creating a buzz around a product, but also the first to move it to the bargain bin when sales drop. Hartmann believes this impatience... >>

Buff characters give gamers negative body image

Buff characters give gamers negative body image

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Research from Kansas State University has found that computer games can have a negative impact on players' feelings about their bodies. Apparently playing a game that features exceptionally muscular men, or very thin women (thanks Lara) for a mere 15... >>