Archive for Verity Burns

  • Nikon releases D700 firmware update

    Nikon releases D700 firmware update

    By 20 January 2009

    Nikon have released a new firmware update for its D700 DSLR camera. Version 1.01 fixes several issues users encountered with the D700 in various conditions. The first issue to be addressed was when Custom Setting a4 Focus tracking with lock-on was set...

  • New Play Control! Wii titles dated

    New Play Control! Wii titles dated

    By 20 January 2009

    Nintendo has announced release dates for two GameCube remakes that have been reworked in widescreen and revamped specifically with Wii controls in mind. Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis fans will be delighted to see the return of their favourites on 6 February...

  • UPDATED: Killzone 2 bundle confirmed for UK

    UPDATED: Killzone 2 bundle confirmed for UK

    By 20 January 2009

    Sony has confirmed that there will be a PS3 bundle release for Killzone 2 in the UK. Strangely we have been told that the cost for the PS3 bundle will be £299.99 but don't have a release date for either the bundle or the separate game. However, it was...

  • "A Message for Obama" collaborative photo book published

    "A Message for Obama" collaborative photo book published

    By 20 January 2009

    A collaboration between Blurb, The Guardian and Flickr has seen the launch of a commemorative book that captures the many different and personal reactions to the election of president Obama. "A Message for Obama" was formed following a collaborative photo...

  • M Festival 2009 gaming event confirmed and dated

    M Festival 2009 gaming event confirmed and dated

    By 20 January 2009

    Multiplay, the organisers of some of the UK's largest multiplayer gaming events, has announced the return of its flagship event - the M Festival. M Festival Spring is set to take place at Stoneleigh Park from 10 - 13 April 2009, and is no doubt hoping...

  • WiiWare update gets gamers thinking with Lonpos

    WiiWare update gets gamers thinking with Lonpos

    By 19 January 2009

    The new release for WiiWare this week will challenge your powers of logic and concentration, and really give your grey matter a bit of a work out. Based on a real-life puzzle of the same name, Lonpos challenges gamers to arrange differently shaped pieces...

  • Wii Fit tops All Format charts for fifth time

    Wii Fit tops All Format charts for fifth time

    By 19 January 2009

    Nintendo's Wii Fit is proving ever popular with gamers, as it claims its place at the top of the ELSPA Gfk-ChartTrack All Formats chart for the fifth time. However, it was closely challenged by Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty: World at War, which sold...

  • Resident Evil 5 demo confirmed for PS3

    Resident Evil 5 demo confirmed for PS3

    By 19 January 2009

    Capcom has finally confirmed that PS3 users will be able to get their hands on a Resident Evil 5 demo, but it will be more than a week later than it appears on Xbox Live Marketplace on 26 January. Available from 2 February, the demo will include the same...

  • Pass Your Driving Theory Test interactive guide coming to DS

    Pass Your Driving Theory Test interactive guide coming to DS

    By 19 January 2009

    Avanquest Software has announced it will be launching an interactive guide for learner drivers to help them prepare for their driving theory test. Set to be released in March 2009, Pass Your Driving Theory Test will be available for the Nintendo DS and...

  • Moto Racer DS coming in April

    Moto Racer DS coming in April

    By 19 January 2009

    Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment have unveiled Moto Racer DS, the latest instalment in the successful racing series, and its first entry onto Nintendo's handheld. Due for release in April this year, racing fans will find themselves taking part in four...

  • Nintendo struggling to break Russian market

    Nintendo struggling to break Russian market

    By 19 January 2009

    Nintendo may be succeeding in just about every other country, but it seems Russia is one region it isn't going to win over. Despite launching the Wii and DS in the country, both have struggled to make an impact on the growing Russian market, it has been...

  • Eidos announces Mini Ninjas game

    Eidos announces Mini Ninjas game

    By 19 January 2009

    Eidos has announced Mini Ninjas, a new game being developed by Io Interactive from Kane & Lynch fame. Replacing adult themes with cartoon fun suitable for children, Mini Ninjas follows Hiro, a young ninja embarking on a journey to restore harmony to the...

  • Photography competition asks entrants to get "A Taste of Life"

    Photography competition asks entrants to get "A Taste of Life"

    By 19 January 2009

    A new photography competition has been launched that offers amateur photographers the chance to win £5000 and have their work showcased alongside some of the world's greatest photographers in an exhibition. The competition, set up by photo agency Magnum...

  • Nikon extends cashback offer on D60 camera kits

    Nikon extends cashback offer on D60 camera kits

    By 19 January 2009

    Nikon has extended its winter cashback promotion announced back in November. Although the offer was due to finish today, customers will now be able to claim up to £50 back on purchases of Nikon D60 DSLR camera kits until 31 March. The cash back offer...

  • Sigma announces 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens

    Sigma announces 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens

    By 19 January 2009

    Sigma has launched a new super-range zoom lens in the form of the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM. Confirmed for release on 10 March, the lens boasts a minimum focusing distance of 45cm at all focal lengths and 13.8x zoom ratio. It also features an inner...

  • New Final Fantasy game won't hit Europe until 2010

    New Final Fantasy game won't hit Europe until 2010

    By 16 January 2009

    Gamers outside of Japan will not be seeing Final Fantasy XIII until April 2010 at the earliest. The news was confirmed in a press release, and attributed to Square Enix president Yoichi Wada. Japanese gamers can still expect to see the game in 2009 as...

  • Nintendo consoles smash US sales records in 2008

    Nintendo consoles smash US sales records in 2008

    By 16 January 2009

    Following the news that Nintendo's consoles managed to smash European sales records in 2008, new US sales data has shown it has done the same across the pond as well. In 2008, a total of 10.17 million Wii consoles were sold to the American public, breaking...

  • Xbox leads PS3 by 8 million worldwide

    Xbox leads PS3 by 8 million worldwide

    By 16 January 2009

    Internal figures released by Microsoft have shown that 28 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide, meaning it leads its next-gen rival PS3 by 8 million units. Its lead in the States is much larger than in Europe, with 7 million and 1 million...

  • Epson offers Mirage Premium Edition Adobe plug-in for free

    Epson offers Mirage Premium Edition Adobe plug-in for free

    By 16 January 2009

    Epson has announced the most advanced plug-in for Adobe CS3 and CS4 in the form of Mirage Premium Edition. Compatible with both Mac OS X, Vista and XP, Mirage Premium Edition simplifies the printing process, allowing users to work faster, by providing...

  • Sony denies PlayStation phone branding

    Sony denies PlayStation phone branding

    By 16 January 2009

    Although Sony Ericsson has used Sony brands such as Walkman, Cyber-shot and Bravia badges on its phones, Sony has reportedly refused to grant it permission to use PlayStation branding on its handsets. Apparently Sony Ericsson had made a series of pitches...

  • Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box dated

    Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box dated

    By 16 January 2009

    Criterion Games has announced it will be releasing Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box in February, and will see the debut of the game on PC. A special edition release, the Ultimate Box includes the award-winning Burnout Paradise game, the previously-released...

  • Wii Sure Shot rifle and hunting game launched in US

    By 16 January 2009

    In a game/peripheral combo that certainly isn't going to win any awards from PETA, North American Hunting Extravaganza and the Sure Shot rifle controller accessory have been released in the States. Similarly to many other Wii accessories, the Wii Remote...

  • YouTube brings its TV channel to consoles

    YouTube brings its TV channel to consoles

    By 16 January 2009

    YouTube is really pushing itself to get onto your TVs, first wangling its way through Apple TV and TiVo, and now through your video game console. YouTube's TV website is now compatible with Sony PS3 and Nintendo's Wii - you simply have to type www.youtube.com/tv...

  • BBFC passes MadWorld with no censoring

    BBFC passes MadWorld with no censoring

    By 16 January 2009

    A few days after the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) passed GTA's DS outing Chinatown Wars without any cuts to content, the board has also passed the controversial Wii title MadWorld. Branded "the most violent video game ever" by who else...

  • Nintendo console sales break European records

    Nintendo console sales break European records

    By 15 January 2009

    Nintendo has broken console sales records in Europe, with both its Wii and DS machines. The company sold a total of 8.3 million units of the Wii console last year, making it the largest annual home console seller in European history. Showing that the...