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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... >>

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... >>