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  • Guitar Hero: Metallica confirmed in unlockable trailer
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    Guitar Hero: Metallica confirmed in unlockable trailer

    By 28 October 2008

    Activision has confirmed that the next game in the Guitar Hero series will be a dedicated Metallica special, following in the footsteps of the Aerosmith game released earlier this year. There had been rumours Metallica were working on a single-band game...

  • Activision confirms DJ Hero in development
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    Activision confirms DJ Hero in development

    By 28 October 2008

    There have been murmerings that Activision has been working on a DJ Hero game, ever since the company trademarked the name some while back. Well an Activision project director has now confirmed that the publisher is indeed working on the title. Rather...

  • Early NXE access slots go in minutes
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    Early NXE access slots go in minutes

    By 27 October 2008

    You may remember we reported last week that Xbox would be opening up the New Xbox Experience early for a few on-the-ball gamers. Well that opportunity came up on Friday evening when Xbox Live's Major Nelson announced on his blog that the soors were open...

  • Sequels expected for three EA favourites
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    Sequels expected for three EA favourites

    By 24 October 2008

    Electronic Arts has gone sequel happy, after hinting we can expect a second innings from Battlefield: Bad Company, Army of Two and Dead Space. EA Games president Frank Gibeau said: "Bad Company has come out and done very well. Army of Two sold very well....

  • Street Fighter IV coming "this winter" for consoles
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    Street Fighter IV coming "this winter" for consoles

    By 23 October 2008

    Anyone anticipating the release of Capcom's latest addition to the Street Fighter series, the publisher has released a few details as to when we can expect it. Capcom has said that Street Fighter IV will be released "this winter", and that Europe can...

  • Gears of War 2 "Last Day" trailer released
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    Gears of War 2 "Last Day" trailer released

    By 23 October 2008

    Here's the new Gears of War 2 trailer, dubbed "Last Day", which should get your tastebuds tingling for the sequel as much as the "Mad World" trailer did for the original. Denver indie rock group, DeVotchKa lends its rather haunting song "How it Ends"...

  • Logitech announces "Premiere Edition" Wireless Guitar Controller
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    Logitech announces "Premiere Edition" Wireless Guitar Controller

    By 23 October 2008

    Logitech has announced its Premiere Edition of the new Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller for the PS3 and PS2. It's the first in a planned line of peripherals the company is producing exclusively for the Guitar Hero games. This controller in particular...

  • Microsoft announces full Lips tracklist
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    Microsoft announces full Lips tracklist

    By 23 October 2008

    Microsoft has announced the Lips, the equivalent of SingStar for the Xbox 360, will be available on 21st November, and has also released the full track list on the game. Lips boasts two wireless motion-sensitive microphones that come with the game, that...

  • Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix coming "very soon"
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    Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix coming "very soon"

    By 22 October 2008

    Street Fighter fans will be able to get their hands on Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix "very soon", according to Capcom. However, the publisher couldn't give an exact date as to when we can expect the game, which is being released for Xbox 360...

  • Gears of War 2 will not reach Germany or Japan
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    Gears of War 2 will not reach Germany or Japan

    By 22 October 2008

    Microsoft has confirmed that Gears of War 2 will not be released in either German or Japan. Fans in those territories shouldn't hold out hope for a later release either, it seems. A Microsoft spokesperson said: "We can confirm that Gears of War 2 will...

  • Xbox Live Primetime delayed until 2009
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    Xbox Live Primetime delayed until 2009

    By 22 October 2008

    Microsoft has announced that the online quiz network that was due to be released as part of the New Xbox Experience will be delayed until next year. Xbox Live Primetime was due to arrive alongside the NXE on November 19th. However, Microsoft has said...

  • Beta details released for Call of Duty 5 PC
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    Beta details released for Call of Duty 5 PC

    By 22 October 2008

    Details have been announced for the Call of Duty: World at War PC beta, and it seems that you simply have to be registered on the official website to take part. Although there has been no specific start date announced yet, the site says that "all registered...

  • Microsoft's new patent aims to censor foul-mouthed Xboxers
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    Microsoft's new patent aims to censor foul-mouthed Xboxers

    By 21 October 2008

    Microsoft has reportedly filed a patent for an audio filter that will detect abusive language used by gamers over Xbox Live in real time and scramble it before anyone hears it. Xbox Live has always been known for the foul language used by gamers on it,...

  • Microsoft hails 360 "preferred stage" for music games
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    Microsoft hails 360 "preferred stage" for music games

    By 21 October 2008

    Microsoft has taken it upon itself to label the Xbox 360 platform as the "preferred stage" for music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, following NPD sales results in the US. It stated that Xbox Live has "delivered more than 80 per cent of the downloadable...

  • Microsoft announces "storage solutions" for NXE upgrade
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    Microsoft announces "storage solutions" for NXE upgrade

    By 17 October 2008

    Microsoft has announced just how it plans to help those Xboxers without a hard drive to get the 128MB of free storage space needed to run the New Xbox Experience. The dashboard upgrade is set for release next month, and when it was announced storage space...

  • Obama's presidential campaign hits video games
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    Obama's presidential campaign hits video games

    By 17 October 2008

    It seems Democratic American presidential candidate Barack Obama is stretching his campaign to video games, after in-game campaign posters supporting him for president have cropped up in nine EA games. Apparently put there by Microsoft-owned advertising...

  • Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer betas launched
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    Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer betas launched

    By 13 October 2008

    Activision and Treyarch have launched the multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: World at Ware on the Xbox 360. Gamers fancying getting a taster of what the game has to offer before its release can guarantee themselves a token giving access to the beta by...

  • Wii Fit yoga mat spotted in Target
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    Wii Fit yoga mat spotted in Target

    By 10 October 2008

    If you enjoy the yoga element of Wii Fit, this Wii Fit Yoga Mat has been spied out in the States. Target is selling the mat for $30 (£17), but from what we can tell it's not an official Nintendo release. Still, it can't be long until we see such a product...

  • Midnight Bowling and Potpourii on WiiWare
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    Midnight Bowling and Potpourii on WiiWare

    By 10 October 2008

    This week WiiWare has two completely different games for you to get your gaming fingers around, one for your brain and one for your brawn. Firstly get ready to flex your muscles and show off your bowling prowess in Midnight Bowling. You can face up to...

  • Nintendo releases more details on Wii Music
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    Nintendo releases more details on Wii Music

    By 9 October 2008

    Now we know we can expect to see Wii Music on our shelves on November 14th, Nintendo has also released a few more details about what we can expect from the game. There will be 50 included tracks that you can recreate with over 60 instruments. These will...

  • New Xbox Experience will launch on November 19th
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    New Xbox Experience will launch on November 19th

    By 9 October 2008

    Microsoft has announced that the new Xbox Experience will launch on 19th November. Featuring a revamped Dashboard, Microsoft claims that the new Experience will put more entertainment at users fingertips than "any other device connected to the TV". Talking...

  • Xbox 360 getting external Blu-ray drive?
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    Xbox 360 getting external Blu-ray drive?

    By 8 October 2008

    If media reports circling the internet are to be believed, the Xbox 360 will soon be getting an external Blu-ray disc drive. Xbit Labs has reported that the Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology Corp has already received a contract from Microsoft to produce...

  • PS3 pricing will be its downfall, says analyst
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    PS3 pricing will be its downfall, says analyst

    By 8 October 2008

    Sony’s reluctance to reduce the price on its PS3 console is allowing Microsoft the chance to dominate the market and steal some would-be PS3 buyers, according to an industry analyst. Xbox price cuts in recent weeks has already seen sales soar, however...

  • Guitar Hero deluxe bundle won't make Europe
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    Guitar Hero deluxe bundle won't make Europe

    By 8 October 2008

    While a deluxe Guitar Hero World Tour bundle was unveiled recently on an American website, Activision has confirmed we will not be seeing such a bundle in Europe. The deluxe pack included extras such as a Guitar Hero t-shirt, keychain, recharge kit and...

  • Quantum of Solace - Xbox 360 - First Look review
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    Quantum of Solace - Xbox 360 - First Look review

    By 7 October 2008

    Bond is back, but is the accompanying video game just another cash-in or should you be signing up to get a licence to kill? We got some hands-on time ahead of the official release in the UK. Quantum of Solace sees you playing, as you would expect, James...