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  • Microsoft announces first Lips DLC
    Gaming

    Microsoft announces first Lips DLC

    By 21 November 2008

    Microsoft has announced the first downloadable songs for its new karaoke game, Lips. The songs will be priced at 160 Microsoft points per track (around £1.36. The four available today are: * Adele - "Chasing Pavements" * Coldplay - "Violet Hill" * Estelle...

  • Wii's Art Style series launched in WiiWare update
    Gaming

    Wii's Art Style series launched in WiiWare update

    By 21 November 2008

    This week's WiiWare update sees four new games up for grabs, including the launch of the first game in the Art Style series, Cubello we brought you new of a few weeks ago. Cubello and the rest of the series have been developed especially for WiiWare and...

  • Carphone Warehouse sells COD5 for cheap
    Gaming

    Carphone Warehouse sells COD5 for cheap

    By 20 November 2008

    In the run up to Christmas, and under the ever-watchful eye of the credit crunch, the chance to save a bit of cash is a welcome one. So if you're in the market for the new Call of Duty: World at War game, The Carphone Warehouse - of all places - is selling...

  • Xbox Live to host Guitar Hero event next weekend
    Gaming

    Xbox Live to host Guitar Hero event next weekend

    By 19 November 2008

    Xbox Live is set to be taken over by Guitar Hero World Tour next week, for an entire weekend of organised GHWT events starting from Thursday November 27th. Activision plans to run Play & Win sweepstakes from Friday to Sunday, where you might just bag...

  • Rockstar demonstrates the GTA IV PC video editor
    Gaming

    Rockstar demonstrates the GTA IV PC video editor

    By 19 November 2008

    Rockstar has released a set of four videos showing off what you can do with the video editor including the PC version of GTA IV, and it's really quite impressive to say the least. The PC game, released in Europe on 3rd December, allows you to hit F2 at...

  • EA announces Spore patch with free limbs
    Gaming

    EA announces Spore patch with free limbs

    By 18 November 2008

    EA has announced a brand new Spore patch that will give away free limbs to gamers as well as fix a few small glitches. A total of 24 free arms and legs will be available for players to take advantage of, and are being dished out to mark the US launch...

  • Boy, 15, collapses after playing WoW for 24 hours straight
    Gaming

    Boy, 15, collapses after playing WoW for 24 hours straight

    By 18 November 2008

    A 15-year-old boy collapsed and had to be taken to hospital after he played the new World of Warcraft game, Wrath of the Lich King, for a reported 24 hours straight. The teen from Sweden was playing the game with his friends when he went into convulsions,...

  • Guitar Hero: World Tour - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Guitar Hero: World Tour - Xbox 360 review

    By 18 November 2008

    With EA’s Rock Band improving on the much loved Guitar Hero series by simply adding more to do, its little shock to find Activision about to unleash their own take on the full band gaming genre. The biggest addition over the last Guitar Hero title is...

  • Music Mogul to bring Second Life-esque virtual world to music fans
    Gaming

    Music Mogul to bring Second Life-esque virtual world to music fans

    By 18 November 2008

    Vivendi Games executive Nicholas Longano has teamed up with songwriter and producer Rodney Jerkins to work on an online virtual world based around music. A more basic version of Second Life, the site Music Mogul will feature social-networking functions,...

  • eDimensional announces the new Access singlehand controller
    Gaming

    eDimensional announces the new Access singlehand controller

    By 17 November 2008

    eDimensional has once again teamed up with modding design supremo Ben Heckendorn to create the Access Controller, compatible with the Playstation 2, Playstation 3 and PC platforms. The eDimensional Access Singlehand Controller allows those who only have...

  • SouthPeak Q2 results show $1.3m loss
    Gaming

    SouthPeak Q2 results show $1.3m loss

    By 17 November 2008

    In more bad news for the gaming industry, SouthPeak Interactive has reported a loss of $1.3 million for the quarter ending September 30th. It's an even bleaker picture when you know that for the same three-month period last year, the company reported...

  • Wife divorces husband over Second Life
    Gaming

    Wife divorces husband over Second Life

    By 17 November 2008

    A 28-year-old British woman is filing for divorce after finding out her husband was sleeping with another woman in online virtual world Second Life. Amy Taylor cited "unreasonable behavior" in her filing for divorce, after deciding she just couldn't put...

  • No second-hand gamers for Wii Speak Channel
    Gaming

    No second-hand gamers for Wii Speak Channel

    By 14 November 2008

    Only those gamers who first buy the Wii Speak peripheral will be able to use it with the associated Wii Speak Channel, Nintendo has confirmed. That means anyone buying the peripheral second hand will not have access to the channel, and won't ever be able...

  • Obama makes his game debut
    Gaming

    Obama makes his game debut

    By 14 November 2008

    As if the world couldn't be more about Barack Obama right now, the gaming world has embraced his arrival as well. Casual gaming developers have taken their chance to pay a bit of a tribute to the new President elect of the USA. Super Obama World certainly...

  • Call of Duty: World at War - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Call of Duty: World at War - Xbox 360 review

    By 14 November 2008

    The development of the Call of Duty series is a touch odd. Infinity Ward (Call of Duty 1, 2, and the stupendous 4) trade design duties with Treyarch (Call of Duty 3, and 5) to make sure a new one hits the shelves every holiday season. Unless you’ve...

  • Apple files motion-sensing controller patent
    Gaming

    Apple files motion-sensing controller patent

    By 10 November 2008

    Apple has been pushing itself into the gaming arena more and more recently, particularly with games for the iPhone and iPod Touch. However, if the patent above is anything to go by, they could well be looking at taking it even further still. The new patent...

  • Nintendo launches new "Art Style" series on WiiWare
    Gaming

    Nintendo launches new "Art Style" series on WiiWare

    By 10 November 2008

    Nintendo has announced that it will be adding a "stylish" new series of Wii games to WiiWare, starting from the end of next week. The idea behind Nintendo's Art Style series is simple yet highly playable games with striking audio-visuals. There are currently...

  • Rock Band 2 Wii delayed?
    Gaming

    Rock Band 2 Wii delayed?

    By 6 November 2008

    It seems like Wii owners hoping to get their hands on Rock Band 2 this side of Christmas are going to be left out in the cold. The official Rock Band site now lists a new, and delayed, release date for the Wii version of January 5th. Previously it had...

  • VIDEO: Heidi Klum rocks out for Guitar Hero
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Heidi Klum rocks out for Guitar Hero

    By 6 November 2008

    A recent advert for "Guitar Hero World Tour" shows supermodel Heidi Klum rocking out in her undies. Because playing pretend music games in your bedroom with your mates will get you a hot girlfriend. Totally.

  • Heidi Klum dances in her pants for Guitar Hero: World Tour
    Gaming

    Heidi Klum dances in her pants for Guitar Hero: World Tour

    By 5 November 2008

    It's all guns blazing in the run up to the release of Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band 2, and both are pulling out the stops to get gamers to choose theirs over the competitor. Still, it seems Activision think they know exactly what gamers want to...

  • Quantum of Solace - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Quantum of Solace - Xbox 360 review

    By 1 November 2008

    The names Bond, James Bond ... but can the video game live up to the movie? We donned a tux to find out. Quantum of Solace on the Xbox 360 sees you playing Bond in a loosely based tie-in with the film of the same name while mixing in flashbacks to Casino...

  • Guitar Hero World Tour dated for Europe
    Gaming

    Guitar Hero World Tour dated for Europe

    By 31 October 2008

    Hot on the heels of Rock Band 2 announcing its European release dates a few days ago, Activision has announced Guitar Hero World Tour will be released in Europe over a three weeks in November. The guitar and game bundles for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PS2...

  • Jimi Hendrix and The Raconteurs for Guitar Hero World Tour
    Gaming

    Jimi Hendrix and The Raconteurs for Guitar Hero World Tour

    By 28 October 2008

    Activision has announced that the The Raconteurs and Jimi Hendrix will be some of the artists we can expect as downloadable content for Guitar Hero World Tour next month. The Hendrix songs will be up first on 13th November with a three-track pack made...

  • THQ sueing Activision over "Baja" box design
    Gaming

    THQ sueing Activision over "Baja" box design

    By 28 October 2008

    THQ is sueing Activision Blizzard for allegedly copying box art in an attempt to confuse customers and ultimately, poach sales. The company said that Activision's soon-to-be-released title SCORE International Baja 1000: The Official Game has a box design...

  • Wii Music will not support MotionPlus, says Miyamoto
    Gaming

    Wii Music will not support MotionPlus, says Miyamoto

    By 28 October 2008

    The man behind Wii Music, Shigeru Miyamoto, has said that the game will no support he MotionPlus peripheral announced at this year's E3 event. MotionPlus clips to the bottom of the Wiimote and allows six degrees of motion-sensing, and as yet has only...