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Sony announces more support for Home

Sony announces more support for Home

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Sony Japan has revealed a list of 24 companies that have been given licences to create content for PlayStation Home. Red Bull was one of the first companies to announce its intentions for licensed content, and has since unveiled the Red Bull Air Race... >>

Expansys releases Nokia E75 specs

Expansys releases Nokia E75 specs

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So we've heard the rumours, and seen leaked photos, but now the specs for Nokia's upcoming E75 have been released by Expansys, days before they were to be officially confirmed by Nokia itself. From the details we've seen, it certainly seems that the E75... >>

Japanese police use Mii character for wanted poster

Japanese police use Mii character for wanted poster

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Have you seen this man? Japanese police searching for a man involved in a hit-and-run incident have prepared a wanted poster using the Mii feature on Nintendo's Wii console. Rather than using the traditional methods such as photofit software to appeal... >>

Nikon announces DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens

Nikon announces DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens

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Nikon has announced a new wide aperture DX Nikkor lens, the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G. The lens has a maximum aperture of f/1.8 which promises a bright viewfinder experience, and incorporates Nikkor's compact ring type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for quiet... >>

Kodak launches Snow Stories website

Kodak launches Snow Stories website

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Kodak has announced a new partnership with Rossignol that will help skiers heading off to the Alps and Pyrenees to get the most out of their experience. Snow Stories is a new website that features information and insider guides on Europe's biggest ski... >>

Coronation Street game coming to DS

Coronation Street game coming to DS

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If you can't get enough of your TV soaps, a new game based on all the goings on in Coronation Street is in development for the DS. The game is being published by Mindscape, the company behind memorable classics such as Noddy and the Magic Clock, Omar... >>

Sega announces Virtua Tennis 2009

Sega announces Virtua Tennis 2009

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3 years after the last instalment in the franchise, Sega has announced it will be releasing Virtua Tennis 2009 for Xbox, PS3 and PC in May. Virtua Tennis 2009 will see players able to step into the tennis shoes of favourites like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer,... >>

Samsung releases details of ES10

Samsung releases details of ES10

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Samsung has posted details of the first camera to be released from its new ES Series. We first heard about the entry-level ES Series at CES last month with the announcement of the ES55. However, no further details have been posted on the site of this... >>

Konami developing game based on Saw movies

Konami developing game based on Saw movies

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Konami is reportedly preparing to bring the gory movie franchise Saw to the gaming world, after penning a deal with film studio Lionsgate. The game is apparently set to be released alongside the sixth instalment in the film series, due out this October.... >>

DICE confirms Bad Company 2 in development

DICE confirms Bad Company 2 in development

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DICE has confirmed the news from John Riccitiello yesterday that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is in development. The sequel to last year’s blockbuster title is set to be released in the winter, and will again see the Bad Company crew battling it out in... >>

Video games help with fire safety

Video games help with fire safety

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A research team at Durham University has discovered that the systems behind popular first-person shooters such as Halo and Doom, can also be used effectively to teach people about safety. After trying a number of titles, the team eventually opted to use... >>

Activision confirms new Indiana Jones game

Activision confirms new Indiana Jones game

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Activision has announced that a new Indiana Jones game is in development for a late spring release this year. Set to be released for both the Wii and DS, as well as the PSP and PS2, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings will see a globe-trotting Indy in... >>

Touchnote launches new 900-strong image gallery

Touchnote launches new 900-strong image gallery

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Photo card company Touchnote, has launched a new picture gallery full of 900 new images to users to create cards with. The new gallery will allow users to choose from a wide range of images, from photography and artistic drawings, to sketches and paintings.... >>

Jajah app turns your iPod touch into a phone

Jajah app turns your iPod touch into a phone

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IP telecommunications company Jajah, has announced a new application that will be able to turn the iPod touch into a fully functioning mobile phone. The new app will enable networks to launch the service under their own brand and provide customers with... >>

AgfaPhoto launches AF8070 digital photo album

AgfaPhoto launches AF8070 digital photo album

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AgfaPhoto has unveiled a new digital photo frame which, thanks to the fact it's February, is trying to push as the "perfect gift for Valentine's Day". We'll let you decide on that. Being marketed at a "digital photo album", the AF8070 is bound in a leather... >>

amBX technology coming to PS3

amBX technology coming to PS3

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amBX has announced that it has finalised the details to provide its ambient light and effects toolset for Sony's PlayStation 3. Originally conceived and developed for the PC, amBX technology delivers what the company describes as "real-world sensory experiences"... >>

EA confirms Mass Effect 2 for 2010 release

EA confirms Mass Effect 2 for 2010 release

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Electronic Arts has today confirmed a 2010 release date for Mass Effect 2. The game will apparently see a "multiple platform" release, but as yet which one they'll be hasn't been confirmed. We'd say you can safely put your money on PC and Xbox 360 though,... >>

Lego Battles announced as in production

Lego Battles announced as in production

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have announced they are teaming up with The Lego Group to develop a new video based on classic Lego play scenarios. Lego Battles will pull three Lego themes together, namely Castle, Pirates and Space,... >>

EA to close 15 studios after $641 million loss

EA to close 15 studios after $641 million loss

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Electronic Arts has reported a $641 million loss in its latest quarterly results, a huge jump from the $33 million loss recorded for the same period last year. As a result, the company has announced it will close 12 of its facilities, and increase redundancy... >>

Kodak to cut 4500 jobs

Kodak to cut 4500 jobs

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Kodak has announced it will cut up to 4500 jobs this year, in an attempt to cut costs following disappointing quarterly results. A dramatic decline in the demand for the companies products meant its fourth-quarter loss from continuing operations was $137... >>

New study links games, TV and the Internet to mental illness

New study links games, TV and the Internet to mental illness

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A new study by a children's charity has linked some of our three favourite past times, computer games, the Internet and TV, to both violence and mental illness. Apparently, these three things are to blame for "the lurch to more and more violence which... >>

Mario Kart Wii tops global games chart for 2008

Mario Kart Wii tops global games chart for 2008

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Global sales data has shown that Nintendo's Mario Kart Wii was the biggest selling game across the world in 2008, selling nearly 9 million games across the UK, US and Japanese markets. This data has been compiled from a collaboration between GfK Chart-Track,... >>

Smartphone users are the biggest mobile gamers

Smartphone users are the biggest mobile gamers

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Smartphone users account for a third of all mobile gaming downloads in America, a recent report has found. comScore, a digital products consumer research group, has found that smartphones such as the iPhone and BlackBerry have overtaken traditional mobile... >>

Windows 7 versions detailed

Windows 7 versions detailed

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Some new information has been released about Microsoft's Windows 7 OS. Firstly, and rather predictably, Windows 7 will have two main, familiar SKUs - Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional - the first more suitable for consumers, the latter... >>

Resident 5 demo hits 1.8m downloads

Resident 5 demo hits 1.8m downloads

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Capcom has seen an impressive interest in its demo for the upcoming Resident Evil 5 game, with 1.8 million downloads stacked up in just over a week. And lest we forget, this number is just from Xbox 360 members alone - Gold members managed to rack up... >>