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  • Guitar Hero axed by Activision Blizzard
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    Guitar Hero axed by Activision Blizzard

    By 10 February 2011

    It's a cold day at Activision Blizzard, at least for Guitar Hero fans, as the US publisher has decided to close down all production and cease development of the franchise, citing "declines in the music genre" as a primary reason. In addition, the company...

  • WoW auction house coming to iPhone
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    WoW auction house coming to iPhone

    By 3 February 2010

    World of Warcraft creator Blizzard has announced that soon you may be able to access the game's auction house from your mobile phone. In a post on the official message boards, the company admitted that they may charge for the service. Blizzard poster...

  • Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up
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    Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up

    By 24 September 2009

    Microsoft has said that it has signed big name publishers like EA and Activision to create new games for it's yet to be released Project Natal. Talking at the Tokyo Games Show in Japan, Microsoft confirmed that publishers actively working on games for...

  • SkiGym simulator brings the slopes to your living room
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    SkiGym simulator brings the slopes to your living room

    By 6 January 2009

    If doing yoga on your Wii Balance Board isn't quite cutting it when it comes to the thrill you like to get from sport, the SkiGym simulator may be something you want to consider. Promising to improve your skiing ability and give you a workout in the process,...

  • Teen arrested for joking suicide to WoW rep
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    Teen arrested for joking suicide to WoW rep

    By 2 January 2009

    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...

  • Tomb Raider: Underworld soundtrack for free
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    Tomb Raider: Underworld soundtrack for free

    By 31 December 2008

    If you're a Tomb Raider fan and are getting sick of the Christmas tunes that are still hanging around, the action score to Tomb Raider: Underworld should be just the ticket. Even better, the game soundtrack by Colin O'Malley is offered as a free download...

  • Charity draw offers free lifetime WoW subscription
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    Charity draw offers free lifetime WoW subscription

    By 31 December 2008

    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
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    Modder puts Xbox360 inside PS3 shell

    By 31 December 2008

    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...

  • Call of Duty regains top spot in UK chart
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    Call of Duty regains top spot in UK chart

    By 30 December 2008

    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...

  • Wii Speak accessory launches
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    Wii Speak accessory launches

    By 5 December 2008

    Today sees the official launch of Nintendo's Wii Speak accessory and its linked-in communications portal, the Wii Speak Channel. The Wii Speak accessory is placed on top or in front of your TV and enables users to talk directly with each other through...

  • Art Style Rotohex in four-strong WiiWare update
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    Art Style Rotohex in four-strong WiiWare update

    By 5 December 2008

    As promised last week after the release of the first game in the Art Style Series, this week's WiiWare update offers you the second title in the collection - Rotohex. Described as a "fast-paced puzzle game", you can play solo or with a friend, as you...

  • Nintendo apologises for Animal Crossing racial slur
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    Nintendo apologises for Animal Crossing racial slur

    By 4 December 2008

    Nintendo has apologised for offensive language that cropped up in a number of copies of Animal Crossing: Wild World for the DS. The games were sent to members of the press (of all people) to show off the character import feature of Animal Crossing: City...

  • Three action-packed games for Virtual Console update
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    Three action-packed games for Virtual Console update

    By 28 November 2008

    Three new action-packed releases are in store for the Virtual Console update this week. First up for 800 Wii Points is the old classic, Space Invaders, where your mission (as if you need to be told) is to destroy the invaders in the skies above. Using...

  • THQ drops lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard
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    THQ drops lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard

    By 20 November 2008

    THQ has dropped its copyright infringement lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard. The legal dispute between the two publishers began when THQ said it believed Activision-Blizzard's box art for its upcoming game, Score International Baja 100: The Official...

  • Microsoft announces new Avatar-using Live title
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    Microsoft announces new Avatar-using Live title

    By 10 November 2008

    As you should know by now, next week Microsoft will be launching the New Xbox Experience, and has announced it will be releasing a new Xbox Live game to mark the occasion as well. A Kingdom for Keflings will allow Xbox gamers to use their own customised...

  • Dropped games not "exploitable" enough, says Activision Blizzard
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    Dropped games not "exploitable" enough, says Activision Blizzard

    By 6 November 2008

    Activision Blizzard has explained the reason it dropped a number of Sierra games when it merged with Vivendia. Bobby Kotick, Acitivision Blizzard boss, said that the dropped games did not exhibit "potential to be exploited every year across every platform"....

  • Rock Band 2 bug wipes groups from hard drive
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    Rock Band 2 bug wipes groups from hard drive

    By 6 October 2008

    Rock Band fans in the States may actually be doing us a favour getting hold of the second installment of the game so far in advance, as they're spotting all the bugs before it gets to us. And boy have they spotted a big one. A bug that appears to be only...

  • New Final Fantasy game coming to Wii and DS
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    New Final Fantasy game coming to Wii and DS

    By 6 October 2008

    Square Enix has confirmed that it is working on a new Final Fantasy title, exclusively for Nintendo Wii and its handheld sibling, the DS. Shonen Jump magazine first held news of the new game, rumoured to be titled Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes...

  • Two Mega Drive classics for Virtual Console this week
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    Two Mega Drive classics for Virtual Console this week

    By 3 October 2008

    Two Mega Drive classics are up for grabs on Virtual Console this week for your retro gaming pleasure. Firstly, 90s gaming hero Earthworm Jim makes a return - the ordinary earthworm turned oversized, intelligent superhero thanks to a suit dropped from...

  • Nintendo sets goal of one DS per person in US
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    Nintendo sets goal of one DS per person in US

    By 3 October 2008

    Nintendo has set itself the goal of getting every person in America to own at least one version of its DS handheld console. In the wake of the DSi announcement, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has said that he expected the handheld's market...

  • Brain Training games first up for DSi Shop
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    Brain Training games first up for DSi Shop

    By 3 October 2008

    The two Brain Training titles will be first games released on the US Version of the DSi Shop, Nintendo of America has confirmed. However, the games will be "retooled" for the new system, according to NoA president Reggie Fils-Aime. Nintendo UK on the...

  • National Videogame Archive launched
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    National Videogame Archive launched

    By 2 October 2008

    The UK's first official National Videogame Archive is being launched in a bid to preserve the history of an industry now worth an estimated £22bn. Formed by academics at Nottingham Trent University and working in partnership with the National Media Museum...

  • GameStop buys French games retailer Micromania
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    GameStop buys French games retailer Micromania

    By 2 October 2008

    Gaming retailer GameStop is set to acquire French gaming retailer Micromania, in order to gain a presence in France. GameStop, which started up in America, now has a worldwide presence with stores spreading across 11 different countries. After the deal...

  • Nintendo wireless pedometer revealed
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    Nintendo wireless pedometer revealed

    By 2 October 2008

    Nintendo's rival to the Wii Jog made an appearance in the video shown at this morning press conference, to announce the DSi. Whereas Wii Jog is, well for the Wii, it seems Nintendo's shot at a wireless pedometer peripheral is for the new DS. Other little...

  • Nintendo to announce new DS tomorrow
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    Nintendo to announce new DS tomorrow

    By 1 October 2008

    It seems we could be getting confirmation of an updated version of the DS console sooner than expected, in a press conference to be held tomorrow morning. Satoru Iwata will make the announcement at 5am UK time, although exactly what the machines new functions...