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  • Spider-Man Web of Shadows - Xbox 360 review
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    Spider-Man Web of Shadows - Xbox 360 review

    By 9 January 2009

    Spider-Man returns to a console near you in Web of Shadows. But can Spidey enjoy a comeback after a rather lacklustre offering in Spider-Man 3? Web of Shadows is an interesting title because it doesn’t follow a film and so essentially starts with a...

  • Thrustmaster unveils joystick with H.E.A.R.T
    Gaming

    Thrustmaster unveils joystick with H.E.A.R.T

    By 9 January 2009

    Thrustmaster has unveiled a new joystick at CES in Las Vegas, that boasts "incredible" accuracy thanks to new magnetic sensor technology. The T.16000 M joystick features Halleffect Accurate Technology, or H.E.A.R.T as Thrustmaster so delicately markets...

  • PETA names Fable 2 "most animal friendly game" of 2008
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    PETA names Fable 2 "most animal friendly game" of 2008

    By 7 January 2009

    PETA has taken a break from slamming video games for their poor treatment of animals, to single out Xbox 360's Fable 2 for being 2008's "most animal-friendly game". At PETA's sixth annual Proggy Awards the organisation described Fable 2 as a "vegetarian's...

  • EA and Hasbro to launch games channel on Xbox Live
    Gaming

    EA and Hasbro to launch games channel on Xbox Live

    By 7 January 2009

    EA is set to launch its own gaming channel on Xbox Live, in association with Hasbro. Family board game favourites such as Scrabble, Boggle, Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four and Sorry! will be available to play on the channel under the Hasbro Family Game...

  • Gen2Media launches independent music content on Xbox Live
    Gaming

    Gen2Media launches independent music content on Xbox Live

    By 7 January 2009

    Gen2Media Corporation has announced it is to showcase independent music content on Xbox Live. e360live.com on Xbox Live will feature the "best classic original programming" from all music genres, from both independent and up and coming artists. There...

  • Sony and Microsoft announce new Japanese-exclusive bundles
    Gaming

    Sony and Microsoft announce new Japanese-exclusive bundles

    By 6 January 2009

    Both Sony and Microsoft have announced special edition consoles in Japan, for third party titles Yazuka 3 and Star Ocean: The Last Hope respectively. The Ceramic White Yazuka 3 PS3 console is set for release on 26 February and features a silver print...

  • "Major" update for Gears 2 coming in January
    Gaming

    "Major" update for Gears 2 coming in January

    By 6 January 2009

    Epic Games has announced that a new "major" bug fixing patch for Gears of War 2 will be coming sometime in January. In a post on the official Gears of War forum, Epic vice president Mark Rein promised the second patch for the game would be delivered before...

  • EA announces sixth Littlest Pet Shop title
    Gaming

    EA announces sixth Littlest Pet Shop title

    By 6 January 2009

    EA has announced it is to launch the sixth addition to the Littlest Pet Shop gaming line-up in March 2009. Aimed at girls between 6-10 years old, Littlest Pet Shop Spring will be the fourth DS release in the series. The game features a spring environment...

  • 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,...

  • PlayStation 2 most played console in America in 2008
    Gaming

    PlayStation 2 most played console in America in 2008

    By 5 January 2009

    The Nielsen Company has found that American gamers played Sony's PlayStation 2 console more than any other last year. While the company is probably best known for tracking television viewing figures, it also looks into how people spend their time elsewhere,...

  • Microsoft to axe up to 15,000 jobs - report
    Gaming

    Microsoft to axe up to 15,000 jobs - report

    By 5 January 2009

    Reports from the US suggest that Microsoft is preparing to make as many as 15,000 employees of its 90,000 strong workforce redundant. It is thought that between 10 and 17% of both the company's full-time and contracted employees are to be axed, with rumours...

  • Xbox 360 modded car for ultimate gaming on the go
    Gaming

    Xbox 360 modded car for ultimate gaming on the go

    By 5 January 2009

    We've certainly seen some interesting Xbox 360 mods before, but we think this one pips it. Some Xbox 360 gaming fanatic has decided they can't spend one moment away from their beloved console, and fitted not just one - but two - 360s into their car. And...

  • Way of the Samurai 3 to port to Xbox 360
    Gaming

    Way of the Samurai 3 to port to Xbox 360

    By 2 January 2009

    PlayStation are getting ready to wave goodbye to another exclusive series, as Way of the Samurai 3 is set to make the platform jump to Xbox 360. Originally released for PlayStation 3 in November, Way of the Samurai 3 debuted in Japan with 81,000 copies...

  • New Xbox Avatar clothes are all about colour
    Gaming

    New Xbox Avatar clothes are all about colour

    By 2 January 2009

    After the Christmas formal wear, the New Year clothes update has a whole lot of nu-rave about it. Guys can get colourful with dark purple jeans or green skinny fits and pink sweat bands, as well as a rave baseball cap and pixel art hoodie. Ladies on the...

  • Teen arrested for joking suicide to WoW rep
    Gaming

    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...

  • Eidos releases new Lara costumes for Underworld
    Gaming

    Eidos releases new Lara costumes for Underworld

    By 2 January 2009

    Eidos has launched another free costume pack for Tomb Raider: Underworld that sees Lara dressing up in every young boys dream - a skin tight wetsuit. The computer-generated pin-up will have both a red and blue wetsuit added to her closet in a 62MB download....

  • Tomb Raider: Underworld soundtrack for free
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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...

  • GTA: Chinatown Wars "much bigger" than PSP GTAs
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    GTA: Chinatown Wars "much bigger" than PSP GTAs

    By 30 December 2008

    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...

  • Call of Duty regains top spot in UK chart
    Gaming

    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...

  • New range of DS educational titles set for release in 2009
    Gaming

    New range of DS educational titles set for release in 2009

    By 30 December 2008

    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
    Gaming

    Waterstone's introduces Wii range

    By 29 December 2008

    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
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    Nintendo helps Amazon towards best Christmas on record

    By 29 December 2008

    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...

  • Couple arrested in Christmas Day fight over Wii
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    Couple arrested in Christmas Day fight over Wii

    By 29 December 2008

    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...