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Ascaron releases music racer game Audiosurf

Ascaron releases music racer game Audiosurf

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Ascaron has today released Audiosurf - a cheap and cheerful puzzle racer that adapts and changes to the beat of your music. You'll cruise through futuristic trakcs, with the speed, shape and mood of each ride being decided by the song that is playing,... >>

Sequels expected for three EA favourites

Sequels expected for three EA favourites

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Electronic Arts has gone sequel happy, after hinting we can expect a second innings from Battlefield: Bad Company, Army of Two and Dead Space. EA Games president Frank Gibeau said: "Bad Company has come out and done very well. Army of Two sold very well.... >>

Sony launches Home adverts on PSN

Sony launches Home adverts on PSN

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Sony has updated the PSN sign-up process with an advert for the long-awaited PlayStation Home, but despite all the speculation it surely knew this would cause, a Sony spokeperson had no comment to make on the ad, or as to when we can expect Home to be... >>

Thrustmaster launches Wiimote strap charger

Thrustmaster launches Wiimote strap charger

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Thrustmaster has launched the T-Strap Charger NW, which replaces both the need for hundreds of AA batteries and chunky recharging systems. In the pack comes a replacement battery compartment for the Wii remote, which contains two rechargable batteries,... >>

Anne Geddes puts her photography into digital frames

Anne Geddes puts her photography into digital frames

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Westinghouse Digital Electronics has partnered with photographer Anne Geddes to create a new range of digital photo frames which will feature her award-winning images pre-loaded onto the frames. Users will be able to mix their own images with the specifically... >>

Street Fighter IV coming "this winter" for consoles

Street Fighter IV coming "this winter" for consoles

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Anyone anticipating the release of Capcom's latest addition to the Street Fighter series, the publisher has released a few details as to when we can expect it. Capcom has said that Street Fighter IV will be released "this winter", and that Europe can... >>

Dutch teenagers get convicted for "virtual theft"

Dutch teenagers get convicted for "virtual theft"

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Two teenagers from Holland have been convicted of stealing virtual items in the children's MMO, RuneScape. Yes, its seems gone are the days where bullies would steal your lunch money - the 14 and 15-year-old culprits instead pressured a 13-year-old boy... >>

Namco Bandai announces X Factor mobile game

Namco Bandai announces X Factor mobile game

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Not satisfied that it currently takes up around three hours of our TV programming on a Saturday night, The X Factor 2008 now has its own mobile game, developed by Namco Bandai. The idea behind "The X Factor 2008 - The Mobile Game" is that you guide your... >>

Logitech announces "Premiere Edition" Wireless Guitar Controller

Logitech announces "Premiere Edition" Wireless Guitar Controller

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Logitech has announced its Premiere Edition of the new Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller for the PS3 and PS2. It's the first in a planned line of peripherals the company is producing exclusively for the Guitar Hero games. This controller in particular... >>

Microsoft announces full Lips tracklist

Microsoft announces full Lips tracklist

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Microsoft has announced the Lips, the equivalent of SingStar for the Xbox 360, will be available on 21st November, and has also released the full track list on the game. Lips boasts two wireless motion-sensitive microphones that come with the game, that... >>

ESA confirms "expanded E3" for June 2009

ESA confirms "expanded E3" for June 2009

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The Entertainment Software Association has confirmed that E3 2009 will take place 2-4th June next year. As we reported to you earlier this week, the event is due to be held once again at the LA Convention Centre and is being described as an "expanded... >>

Sony announces two new digital frames

Sony announces two new digital frames

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Sony has added two new models to its S-Frame range of digital photo frames, including the company's first 10-inch offering. The 10-inch DPF-D100 and the DPF-D80 both have a high-quality 800x600 SVGA resolution LCD screen, and are the first frames in Sony's... >>

LucasArts confirms Star Wars MMO

LucasArts confirms Star Wars MMO

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LucasArts and BioWare have confirmed that a new Star Wars MMO is being developed for the PC. Called Star Wars: The Old Republic, we've been told to expect "immersive storytelling" and "dynamic combat" and interestingly, "intelligent companion characters".... >>

Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix coming "very soon"

Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix coming "very soon"

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Street Fighter fans will be able to get their hands on Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix "very soon", according to Capcom. However, the publisher couldn't give an exact date as to when we can expect the game, which is being released for Xbox 360... >>

Xbox Live Primetime delayed until 2009

Xbox Live Primetime delayed until 2009

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Microsoft has announced that the online quiz network that was due to be released as part of the New Xbox Experience will be delayed until next year. Xbox Live Primetime was due to arrive alongside the NXE on November 19th. However, Microsoft has said... >>

Custom-made MGS4 PS3 puts Sony's efforts to shame

Custom-made MGS4 PS3 puts Sony's efforts to shame

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Well this certainly puts Sony's limited edition Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 to shame. This custom-made PS3 has been designed by the clever folk at Morpheon Mods and is now for sale on eBay. Aside from the laser-cut, stainless steel MGS4 marquee, the laser-etched... >>

Beta details released for Call of Duty 5 PC

Beta details released for Call of Duty 5 PC

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Details have been announced for the Call of Duty: World at War PC beta, and it seems that you simply have to be registered on the official website to take part. Although there has been no specific start date announced yet, the site says that "all registered... >>

Adobe releases Lightroom 2.1 and Camera Raw 5.1 updates

Adobe releases Lightroom 2.1 and Camera Raw 5.1 updates

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Adobe has released updates for its Photoshop Lightroom software and the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in. The releases, 2.1 and 5.1 respectively, provide added raw file support for 15 digital cameras including the Nikon D90, Nikon D700, Canon EOS 50D and... >>

Blurb introduces premium paper for photographers

Blurb introduces premium paper for photographers

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If you've ever thought about publishing your own photo book, whether as a portofolio or just for fun, online publishers Blurb have now introduced a premium paper offering that it says will better support professional photographers. The 100-pound text... >>

DxO announces Optics Pro v5.3

DxO announces Optics Pro v5.3

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DxO Labs has announced a major new release of its automatic image enhancement software, DxO Optics, now with RAW conversion technology. With the addition of RAW conversion, version 5.3 of the software allows the high ISO settings of some DSLR cameras... >>

Microsoft's new patent aims to censor foul-mouthed Xboxers

Microsoft's new patent aims to censor foul-mouthed Xboxers

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Microsoft has reportedly filed a patent for an audio filter that will detect abusive language used by gamers over Xbox Live in real time and scramble it before anyone hears it. Xbox Live has always been known for the foul language used by gamers on it,... >>

Ubisoft announces Planet Rescue game range

Ubisoft announces Planet Rescue game range

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Now here's a little something for the kids. Ubisoft has announced a new range of games for the DS and Wii called Planet Rescue, which aim to help children learn about the environment and endangered animals. Aimed at both boys and girls aged 6-12, there... >>

Corel launches "Before and After" competition

Corel launches "Before and After" competition

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Corel has launched a photography competition that will test your skills at editing your photos with Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo. The Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 "Before and After" competition is open to professionals and amateurs alike, and you don't... >>

Zeemote launches BlackBerry software development kit

Zeemote launches BlackBerry software development kit

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Zeemote has announced that the Zeemote software development kit for BlackBerry smartphones will soon be available. The kit will allow developers to create mobile games for the BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Pearl, that are compatible with Zeemote's JS1... >>

Microsoft hails 360 "preferred stage" for music games

Microsoft hails 360 "preferred stage" for music games

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Microsoft has taken it upon itself to label the Xbox 360 platform as the "preferred stage" for music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, following NPD sales results in the US. It stated that Xbox Live has "delivered more than 80 per cent of the downloadable... >>

Sonic crowned UK's favourite video game character

Sonic crowned UK's favourite video game character

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The bright blue, spiky-haired, lightening-fast hedgehog that was once Sega's mascot back in its glory days of the Master System and the Mega Drive, has been crowned the UK's favourite video game character. Beating Nintendo's emblematic Super Mario to... >>

E3 2009 set to open doors to public?

E3 2009 set to open doors to public?

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If the rumours and speculation are to be believed, E3 2009 is set to be held in June at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, and will for the first time, open its doors to the public There are a few different reports claiming to have heard the news from... >>

Early NXE access for some Xboxers?

Early NXE access for some Xboxers?

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Xbox Live's insider Major Nelson has given some hints in his latest podcast that some Xboxers may get the chance to give the New Xbox Experience a spin before its official release date on November 19th. During his show, Major Nelson said: "You want to... >>

Epson introduces three new Print Academy courses

Epson introduces three new Print Academy courses

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Epson has announced it will be introducing three new Print Academy courses, following the success of the academy since its launch just over a year ago. The courses are set to cover art and macro phootgraphy, scanning and live portrait photography, and... >>

HMV to enter pre-owned games market

HMV to enter pre-owned games market

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HMV has confirmed it will be expanding its reach into the pre-owned games market, under brand name Re/Play. Re/Play will be officially launched on 24 October with 160 stores initially stocking the games. It will then be rolled out to the rest of the chain... >>

LittleBIGPlanet developer "gutted" at worldwide recall

LittleBIGPlanet developer "gutted" at worldwide recall

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The developers behind LittleBIGPlanet have expressed their disappointment at the delay of the long-awaited game, after an offensive lyric found in a backing track for the game called for a worldwide recall. Alex Evans, one of the founders of Media Molecule,... >>

LittleBIGPlanet release delayed following Qur'an references

LittleBIGPlanet release delayed following Qur'an references

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Sony has confirmed that the release of LittleBIGPlanet has been delayed, after the company decided to recall the game from retailers worldwide following potentially offensive lyrics were found in a background song. The lyrics that have led to the recall... >>

Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles

Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles

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Anyone looking forward to the release of Sacred 2 on Xbox 360 or PS3 is going to have to wait a little longer than expected. Koch Media has said that the release of the game for the two next-gen consoles has slipped to Q1 2009, but gave no reason for... >>

Will Metal Gear Solid 4 stay PlayStation exclusive?

Will Metal Gear Solid 4 stay PlayStation exclusive?

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The rumours as to whether Xbox will snatch another PS3 exclusive from its rival are buzzing more than ever, following some comments by Japanese Konami PR Yoshitaka Arai. Speaking recently of whether we'll ever see Metal Gear Solid 4 on Xbox 360, Arai... >>

Mamiya announces DL28 Digital Camera System

Mamiya announces DL28 Digital Camera System

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Mamiya has announced the DL28 Digital Camera System, that features a whopping 28 megapixels and a matching whopping price tag. The DL28 combines the innovative 28 megapixel Aptus-II 6 Digital Back from Leaf and the 645AFD III body, which has a new coreless... >>

EA gaming event heading to Trafalgar Square

EA gaming event heading to Trafalgar Square

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After its success last year, EA is once again set to take over London's Trafalgar Square for two days inside the largest temporary structure ever erected there. All part of the London Gaming Festival, the event will be hosted on 31st October and 1st November... >>

Obama's presidential campaign hits video games

Obama's presidential campaign hits video games

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It seems Democratic American presidential candidate Barack Obama is stretching his campaign to video games, after in-game campaign posters supporting him for president have cropped up in nine EA games. Apparently put there by Microsoft-owned advertising... >>

Direct PSP Store now live worldwide

Direct PSP Store now live worldwide

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Both Sony's PlayStation 3 and PSP have received firmware upgrades, which see the biggest changes to both systems since the summer launch of Trophies and the in-game XMB. The PSP firmware is the biggest news out of the the two updates, now allowing gamers... >>

JP Distribution stocks Alpine Innovations camera accessories

JP Distribution stocks Alpine Innovations camera accessories

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JP Distribution has become the exclusive UK distributor for Alpine Innovations, and has added two of its products to its portfolio. Firstly, Spudz lens cloths are designed to keep your lenses fingerprint and dust free for your whole photo shoot. There... >>

Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer betas launched

Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer betas launched

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Activision and Treyarch have launched the multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: World at Ware on the Xbox 360. Gamers fancying getting a taster of what the game has to offer before its release can guarantee themselves a token giving access to the beta by... >>

HMV acquires Gamerbase

HMV acquires Gamerbase

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HMV has acquired Gamerbase, the company behind the multiplayer gaming centre based in HMV's Trocadero store. Gamerbase first opened last December as a concession in the London store, but this deal will see many more gaming centres opening up in conjunction... >>

Details of Trackmania DS released

Details of Trackmania DS released

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More details of TrackMania DS have been released - including the game's release date. On the shelves on November 21st, the new handheld offering of arcade series will treat players to more than a hundred circuits to tear around, in three different single-player... >>

Multidrive RS Racing Simultor brings the open road indoors

Multidrive RS Racing Simultor brings the open road indoors

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If you've had one too many speeding tickets, this may just be the solution to living out your driving thrills without the risk of seeing flashing blue lights in your rear view. The Multidrive RS racing simulator may not quite compare to the real thing,... >>

Sagem announces the MF 6680n all-in-one

Sagem announces the MF 6680n all-in-one

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Sagem Communications has announced the MF 6680n all-in-one, combining a colour printer, copier, scanner and fax into one package. The MF 6680n offers high-res 1200x600 dpi printing and can deliver 16 colour or 20 black and white pages a minute. On the... >>

New Xbox Experience to allow remote downloads

New Xbox Experience to allow remote downloads

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The new Xbox Experience will allow 360 owners to buy, queue up and start downloads remotely, Microsoft has said. This new functionality will be available from launch, announced last week as the 19th November, and will include premium downloads too. The... >>

Gran Turismo PSP still in development

Gran Turismo PSP still in development

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So it may have been a few years since we first heard about Gran Turismo for the PSP, but Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that it's still in development. When asked where the game had got to at the Tokyo Game Show, Yoshida said:... >>

PS2 outsells PS3 in Japan for second week

PS2 outsells PS3 in Japan for second week

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PlayStation 3 sales have continued to drop in Japan, so much so this week that its predecessor, the PlayStation 2, has outsold it for the second week running. Figures from Media Create say that the PS2, released in Japan eight years ago, sold 8618 units... >>

HP introduces new range of all-in-ones

HP introduces new range of all-in-ones

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HP has announced a new range of all-in-one printer, scanner and copiers, all with built in WiFi connectivity. The new all-in-ones come complete with the new HP printing technology which includes 5-ink and optional 6-ink printing for an expanded range... >>

13,000 Vivitar cameras up for grabs

13,000 Vivitar cameras up for grabs

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Around 13,000 Vivitar cameras and camcorders will be auctioned off next week, following the company's sale to Sakar International and the liquidation of all its UK stock. King Sturge will be selling the products, all brand new and boxed, in an online... >>

All upcoming PSP games in Japan to also be released for download

All upcoming PSP games in Japan to also be released for download

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Sony Japan has announced that all upcoming first-party PSP games will also be available as a downloadable digital version, as well as a regular UMD release. This will be available from the same day that PSP owners are able to get direct access to the... >>