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Charity draw offers free lifetime WoW subscription

Charity draw offers free lifetime WoW subscription

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If your a World of Warcraft fan, you'll know how pricey it can get to play. You have to pay for the game, your monthly subscription fee and then all the expansion packs as well. So it's a nice bit of news that a fundraiser is giving away a lifetime subscription... >>

Modder puts Xbox360 inside PS3 shell

Modder puts Xbox360 inside PS3 shell

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The modder behind the Wii64 has unveiled his latest console-hybrid in the shape of the PS360. Known as N8bog, the modder has put an Xbox 360, into a disused PS3 shell. It's certainly not the cleanest finish, with a hole needing to be cut in the front... >>

Sony cuts PS3 costs by 35%

Sony cuts PS3 costs by 35%

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Sony has managed to cut the cost of making a PS3 by 35%, and in the process cut the loss it incurs with every machine sold from $290 to $48. Market research firm iSuppli has reported that based on October component prices, the PS3 console now costs $448.73,... >>

GTA: Chinatown Wars "much bigger" than PSP GTAs

GTA: Chinatown Wars "much bigger" than PSP GTAs

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Rockstar has said that the forthcoming Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be the biggest portable game the company has ever made. The president of Rockstar Leeds, Gordon Hall said: "Chinatown Wars is much bigger than anything we have ever done before... >>

Killzone-themed Home costumes free with Amazon pre-order

Killzone-themed Home costumes free with Amazon pre-order

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American gamers pre-ordering Killzone 2 with Amazon ahead of its 27 February release, will get some exclusive PS3 Home costumes as an extra freebie. Exclusive to Amazon, the costumes will allow you to customise your Home avatar to look like an ISA Soldier,... >>

Call of Duty regains top spot in UK chart

Call of Duty regains top spot in UK chart

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After being pipped to the post for Christmas number one, Call of Duty: World at War has regained its position at the top of the UK's All Format Chart. A late sales surge saw EA's Fifa 09 claiming the crown for Christmas last week, however after being... >>

New range of DS educational titles set for release in 2009

New range of DS educational titles set for release in 2009

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PlayV has announced a range of educational titles set to be released for Nintendo DS in February 2009. The series, called Mind Your Language, will teach users a variety of foreign languages including Spanish, French, German and Japanese, and is fully... >>

Waterstone's introduces Wii range

Waterstone's introduces Wii range

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Waterstone's has introduced a new line of Wii titles to one of its stores, following a successful trial of DS games. The book retailer began selling DS Touch Generation titles in a few of its stores last year, with over 100 branches now stocking a number... >>

Nintendo helps Amazon towards best Christmas on record

Nintendo helps Amazon towards best Christmas on record

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Nintendo has helped Amazon have its best Christmas on record this year, topping all of its video game "Best of 2008" lists and selling big numbers of both its games and consoles during the festive period. The Amazon "Best of 2008" lists were released... >>

LittleBigPlanet is capable of first and third-person play

LittleBigPlanet is capable of first and third-person play

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It seems that the rumours that Media Molecule was working on a first-person perspective for LittleBigPlanet were wrong. The game already has the capability to run in first-person. Speaking in an interview and responding to a question about the first-person... >>

Couple arrested in Christmas Day fight over Wii

Couple arrested in Christmas Day fight over Wii

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A Nintendo Wii console may have been top of many people's wish lists this Christmas, but one man in the States certainly wasn't happy when he unwrapped his on Christmas day. Police had to be called to a residence in Boston on Christmas Day, after Heath... >>

Modder makes handheld N64 - Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R

Modder makes handheld N64 - Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R

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This may not be the first time we've seen a clever modder put Nintendo's N64 console into a handheld version, but it is has to be up there as one of the best. Made and posted on the Ben Heck forums by modder SifuF, the Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R sports... >>

First Arabic MMO to enter open beta in early 2009

First Arabic MMO to enter open beta in early 2009

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The first Arabic online MMO game is set to enter its open beta test in early 2009, after its second closed beta finishes on 30 December. Arabic Rappelz, published by Game Power 7, is an Arabic version of Rappelz, a famous MMORPG that is already published... >>

Rock Band 2 Wii DLC delayed until 2009

Rock Band 2 Wii DLC delayed until 2009

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Wii-gamers in the States are getting pretty fed up with delays from Harmonix, first with delays of Rock Band 2, and now with delays on its DLC. The game was eventually released on Nintendo's platform on 18 December. Three months after the other versions... >>

Facebook starts new genre of social network gaming

Facebook starts new genre of social network gaming

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Internet games may have been around for a while now, but social networking websites are apparently causing more people to turn online games than ever. Apparently the rise in popularity of social networking sites like Facebook has attracted millions of... >>

PS3 Home chat filtering out LGBT terms

PS3 Home chat filtering out LGBT terms

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Users are reporting censoring issues with Sony's PS3 Home chat function, which seems to be filtering out some words that it shouldn't be. To begin with, even "hello" was being censored from the chat, due to the fact it began with "hell". After some tweaking... >>

Wii video channel coming in 2009?

Wii video channel coming in 2009?

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The rumour mill is already buzzing after Christmas, with whispers that the Wii console will be getting a video service in 2009. Reported by the Nikkei newspaper in Japan, it seems like Nintendo plans to distance itself from direct competition with the... >>

Track Santa's journey tonight with Google and NORAD

Track Santa's journey tonight with Google and NORAD

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If you're one of the non-believers out there, or fancy keeping an eye on Santa's progress tonight as he travels the world dishing out presents, you simply need to log on and check out one of the Santa-cams online. Google has once again teamed up with... >>

World of Warcraft hits 11.5 million subscribers

World of Warcraft hits 11.5 million subscribers

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Blizzard Entertainment has announced that its MMORPG World of Warcraft, is now being played by more than 11.5 million subscribers worldwide. This new high was reached following the release of the game's second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King on 13 November.... >>

Better iPhone gaming with the iControlPad

Better iPhone gaming with the iControlPad

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The idea of the iPhone and iPod touch as a viable gaming platform to rival the likes of the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP, has been banded around for a while now - no less than by Apple itself. However, the problem that many traditional gamers have found is... >>

First sports-based MMO enters open beta

First sports-based MMO enters open beta

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The first sports based MMO RPG is set to enter its next phase of development, and open the game up to the general public to try out. Empire of Sports is an online world entirely dedicated to sports-based game play, including tennis, football, skiing,... >>

Puzzle Arcade for Xbox Live tomorrow

Puzzle Arcade for Xbox Live tomorrow

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Eidos Interactive is set to launch an interactive jigsaw puzzle game on to Xbox Live Arcade, aptly named Puzzle Arcade. The game features a whole range of virtual puzzles, but that make full use of the Xbox Live service and the Live Vision camera. Build... >>

Research to look into Home as credit crunch-busting business tool

Research to look into Home as credit crunch-busting business tool

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A group of British academics is set to embark on a new research project to explore the use of the PS3's virtual world Home as a credit crunch-busting business tool. The project will look into how Home could be used as a business environment where senior... >>

HP launches iPrint Photo application

HP launches iPrint Photo application

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Hewlett Packard has announced a new application for iPhone and iPod Touch called HP iPrint Photo. Available for free from the Apple App Store, HP iPrint Photo will allow users to wirelessly print 4 x 6-inch photos from their device through most HP inkjet... >>

Guitar Hero World Tour DLC detailed until end of January

Guitar Hero World Tour DLC detailed until end of January

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Like the rest of our favourite sing and playalongs, Activision has announced the content we can expect for Guitar Hero World Tour over the festive period and into January 2009. Coming up on 23 December are "Use Me" by Hinder, "Because of You" by Nickelback... >>

Fifa '09 pips Call of Duty to UK Christmas No.1 2008

Fifa '09 pips Call of Duty to UK Christmas No.1 2008

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Fifa '09 has swooped in at the last minute jumping from third position to first, to claim the coveted title of Christmas number one. Call of Duty: World at War had held strong at the top of the All Formats chart for six weeks, and looked so set to stay... >>

Rock Band gets a trio of festive tracks

Rock Band gets a trio of festive tracks

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Rock Band is chipping in to help your festive mood with a special Rock Band 2 Christmas song pack, as well as a couple of Foo Fighter tracks as well. The Christmas song pack is made up of "Hanukkah Blessings" by Barenaked Ladies (also seen in the Lips... >>

New Batman: Arkham Asylum screens released

New Batman: Arkham Asylum screens released

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Eidos has released ten new screenshots from its new Batman game, Arkham Asylum, due to be released in 2009. Being developed for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, players will take on the role of Batman delivering The Joker to the Arkham Asylum. As you might imagine,... >>

Sonic 2 in double WiiWare update

Sonic 2 in double WiiWare update

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If you start feeling the post-Christmas blues come Boxing Day, get yourself onto Virtual Console and you will find two new games for you to spend your Wii Points on. Firstly, for 800 Wii Points you can get the classic Secret of Mana, originally developed... >>

Canon breaks silence on "Black Dot" phenomenon

Canon breaks silence on "Black Dot" phenomenon

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Canon has broken its silence on the now infamous "black dot" phenomenon found in some pictures taken with EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera. Black dots have been found to appear to the right of very bright spots in some photos, and many have wondered whether... >>

Free Radical Design closure confirmed

Free Radical Design closure confirmed

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Independent UK studio Free Radical Design has gone into administration, it has been confirmed. The Haze developer, also thought to be developing the Star Wars Battlefront III game for LucasArts, had been plagued with rumours about its demise for a few... >>

WipEout and Metal Gear Online demos coming

WipEout and Metal Gear Online demos coming

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Demos for WipEout HD and Metal Gear Online are coming just in time for Christmas, with Sony and Konami respectively announcing they will be releasing the game teasers on 24 December. From WipEout HD you can expect one track, which you can play as many... >>

Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix sells 250,000

Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix sells 250,000

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Capcom's Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix has sold a massive 250,000 copies in just over three weeks. Those sales are just from Xbox gamers as well, the game is currently only available on XBLA, with no sight of it on PSN and no word as to when... >>

EA job losses rise to 1000

EA job losses rise to 1000

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Electronic Arts has announced that it is to cut its worldwide workforce by 10%, which equates to around 1000 jobs. The company revealed in October that there would be job cuts due to heavy losses, but only predicted there would be around 600, or 6% of... >>

WiiWare update completes Art Style series trio

WiiWare update completes Art Style series trio

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This week's WiiWare update sees the final installment of the Art Style game series, Orbient, as well as three other titles for you to have a go at over the Christmas week. In Orbient you begin as a tiny star and have to use gravitational forces to propel... >>

Microsoft announces 14 new Lips tracks

Microsoft announces 14 new Lips tracks

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Microsoft is set to release 14 new downloadable songs for Lips over the the next few weeks, with the first four available today. There's a mixture of classic tunes for those who like to belt out a good ballad, a fair share of nineties cheese, as well... >>

Thousands of illegal game copying devices seized in shop raid

Thousands of illegal game copying devices seized in shop raid

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A police raid at a shop and home premises in Cardiff has netted 1800 copyright-infringing game copying devices. The game copying devices bypass the technical protection measures of the Nintendo DS and DS Lite handhelds and enable gamers to play illegal... >>

Leica announces special titanium edition of D-Lux 4

Leica announces special titanium edition of D-Lux 4

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Leica has announced a special edition of the Leica D-Lux 4 that is to be made in titanium. The Leica D-Lux 4 Titanium now joins the special titanium limited editions of the Leica M7 and Leica MP and a titanium coloured Leica M6 TTL as the first Leica... >>

PlayStation Home gets update

PlayStation Home gets update

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Sony conducted system maintenance on Home on Thursday, to fix connection issues known as C-931 errors. At this time Home will be updated from version 1.03 to 1.04 and news on the official PlayStation forums say it should take around six hours - all being... >>

Take-Two report larger losses despite higher revenues

Take-Two report larger losses despite higher revenues

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Take-Two has released its 2007 fiscal year financial results, showing Q4 revenues up by over 10%, but losses that have more than doubled compared to last year's figures. The publisher has put the losses, which tot up to around $15 million, down to a number... >>

Lily Allen promotes new album with casual game

Lily Allen promotes new album with casual game

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Lily Allen is the latest star to be immortalised in an online casual game to help promote her new album. "Escape the Fear" has been created by brand entertainment specialist Matmi, and is based on content from Lily's new album and first single "The Fear".... >>

Wireless SingStar mics planned for 2009?

Wireless SingStar mics planned for 2009?

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When Sony released the PS3 version of SingStar, many people were disappointed to find wireless microphone's hadn't been developed with the game. After the release of Xbox's Lips that did feature wireless mics, it seemed like it would only be a matter... >>

Second Life-inspired movie in the works

Second Life-inspired movie in the works

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Universal Studios and Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski are set to make a film about a man who loses his life due to an addiction to an online virtual world. The idea for the film came from a Wall Street Journal article that the studio... >>

Harmonix apologises for Rock Band 2 Wii delay

Harmonix apologises for Rock Band 2 Wii delay

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Rock Band 2 for Wii will finally be released in the US today, three months after the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions were released. Harmonix has apologised to the Wii owners for the delay on the official forums. A member of the development team wrote: "We want... >>

Epson wins seven iF design awards

Epson wins seven iF design awards

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Epson has been awarded seven iF design awards from the International Forum Design. The International Forum Design rewards design in industry, and evaluates the winning products against a number of criteria including design quality, workmanship, innovativeness,... >>

Xbox offers free formal wear for your avatar

Xbox offers free formal wear for your avatar

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It's Christmas time and Microsoft wants your 360 avatars dressed in their Sunday best for the occasion. Therefore they've updated the Xbox front-end and are offering some free new clothes. Male avatars get to choose from a rather dashing powder-blue tuxedo,... >>

EA Tiger Woods advert branded "misleading" by ASA

EA Tiger Woods advert branded "misleading" by ASA

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The Advertising Standards Authority has slapped the wrists of Electronic Arts, after they used Xbox 360 gameplay footage from Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 in an advert for a Wii version of the game. Branding the advert as "misleading", the advert features... >>

Home launching v1.04 to help connection issues

Home launching v1.04 to help connection issues

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Sony is to conduct system maintenance on Home today, to fix connection issues known as C-931 errors. At this time Home will be updated from version 1.03 to 1.04 and news on the official PlayStation forums say it should take around six hours - all being... >>

Phones 4U to launch games websites

Phones 4U to launch games websites

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Phones 4U and its sister company, Dial-a-Phone have launched two websites that are to sell new and back catalogue games. The two e-tail sites will be called Entitled Games 4U and Click-a-Game, and will sell games for Wii DS, PC, PS2, 360, PS3 and PSP... >>

Zavvi slashes Xbox Arcade price to below £100

Zavvi slashes Xbox Arcade price to below £100

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Entertainment retailer Zavvi has upped the stakes in the Christmas price war, by slashing its price for the Xbox 360 Arcade to under £100. In a last minute festive sale, the company has reduced the price of the Arcade to £99.99 - the first time it has... >>