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  • Eidos releases new Lara costumes for Underworld
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    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
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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...

  • First Arabic MMO to enter open beta in early 2009
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    First Arabic MMO to enter open beta in early 2009

    By 29 December 2008

    The first Arabic online MMO game is set to enter its open beta test in early 2009, after its second closed beta finishes on 30 December. Arabic Rappelz, published by Game Power 7, is an Arabic version of Rappelz, a famous MMORPG that is already published...

  • Facebook starts new genre of social network gaming
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    Facebook starts new genre of social network gaming

    By 29 December 2008

    Internet games may have been around for a while now, but social networking websites are apparently causing more people to turn online games than ever. Apparently the rise in popularity of social networking sites like Facebook has attracted millions of...

  • World of Warcraft hits 11.5 million subscribers
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    World of Warcraft hits 11.5 million subscribers

    By 24 December 2008

    Blizzard Entertainment has announced that its MMORPG World of Warcraft, is now being played by more than 11.5 million subscribers worldwide. This new high was reached following the release of the game's second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King on 13 November....

  • iZ3D to preview new 3D gaming monitors at CES 2009
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    iZ3D to preview new 3D gaming monitors at CES 2009

    By 24 December 2008

    Designer of advanced 3D visualisation systems iZ3D LLC, has announced it will be featuring a hands on demonstration of three of its upcoming product prototypes for 2009 at CES in January. The new prototypes include the new iZ3D Immersion Series that gives...

  • First sports-based MMO enters open beta
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    First sports-based MMO enters open beta

    By 23 December 2008

    The first sports based MMO RPG is set to enter its next phase of development, and open the game up to the general public to try out. Empire of Sports is an online world entirely dedicated to sports-based game play, including tennis, football, skiing,...

  • Fifa '09 pips Call of Duty to UK Christmas No.1 2008
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    Fifa '09 pips Call of Duty to UK Christmas No.1 2008

    By 22 December 2008

    Fifa '09 has swooped in at the last minute jumping from third position to first, to claim the coveted title of Christmas number one. Call of Duty: World at War had held strong at the top of the All Formats chart for six weeks, and looked so set to stay...

  • Sonic 2 in double WiiWare update
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    Sonic 2 in double WiiWare update

    By 22 December 2008

    If you start feeling the post-Christmas blues come Boxing Day, get yourself onto Virtual Console and you will find two new games for you to spend your Wii Points on. Firstly, for 800 Wii Points you can get the classic Secret of Mana, originally developed...

  • EA job losses rise to 1000
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    EA job losses rise to 1000

    By 19 December 2008

    Electronic Arts has announced that it is to cut its worldwide workforce by 10%, which equates to around 1000 jobs. The company revealed in October that there would be job cuts due to heavy losses, but only predicted there would be around 600, or 6% of...

  • WiiWare update completes Art Style series trio
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    WiiWare update completes Art Style series trio

    By 19 December 2008

    This week's WiiWare update sees the final installment of the Art Style game series, Orbient, as well as three other titles for you to have a go at over the Christmas week. In Orbient you begin as a tiny star and have to use gravitational forces to propel...

  • Harmonix apologises for Rock Band 2 Wii delay
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    Harmonix apologises for Rock Band 2 Wii delay

    By 18 December 2008

    Rock Band 2 for Wii will finally be released in the US today, three months after the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions were released. Harmonix has apologised to the Wii owners for the delay on the official forums. A member of the development team wrote: "We want...

  • EA Tiger Woods advert branded "misleading" by ASA
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    EA Tiger Woods advert branded "misleading" by ASA

    By 18 December 2008

    The Advertising Standards Authority has slapped the wrists of Electronic Arts, after they used Xbox 360 gameplay footage from Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 in an advert for a Wii version of the game. Branding the advert as "misleading", the advert features...

  • Need For Speed: Undercover - PS3 review
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    Need For Speed: Undercover - PS3 review

    By 17 December 2008

    Once upon a time the Need for Speed games were incredible fun. All about cop chases in top class motors, the first games were truly fantastic titles that still remain decent examples of the four wheeled genre. Sadly the latter years has seen the series...

  • Will Wright starting work on "new project"
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    Will Wright starting work on "new project"

    By 16 December 2008

    It hit the top of the piracy charts earlier in the month but that doesn't seemed to have stopped Spore's creator Will Wright moving on to start his next project. Although details are incredibly thin on the ground Wright has told gaming website Joystiq...

  • EA cancels new Vancouver studio plans
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    EA cancels new Vancouver studio plans

    By 15 December 2008

    EA has abandoned plans to build a new development studio in Vancouver. A spokesman for EA has told Canada's Globe and Mail that slow seasonal sales in both North America and Europe, along with concerns about the state of the world's economy at the moment,...

  • Microsoft launches Free your Avatar
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    Microsoft launches Free your Avatar

    By 15 December 2008

    Microsoft has announced a new feature for Xbox Live that will allow you to export your avatar and share it with friends and family via email or social networking sites. "Free your Avatar" will see a number of screensavers, wallpapers and festive cards...

  • Brutal Legend to be published by EA in 2009
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    Brutal Legend to be published by EA in 2009

    By 12 December 2008

    EA Partners has announced it will be publishing Brutal Legend, the new project from developer Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions. Previously being published by Sierra, Brutal Legend was a casualty of the Activision Blizzard merger. However, it is...

  • Survey suggests game retailers not feeling the credit crunch
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    Survey suggests game retailers not feeling the credit crunch

    By 12 December 2008

    Despite all the newspapers filling up column inches telling us about the impact of the credit crunch on consumer spending this Christmas, it would seem that the majority of specialist game retailers are feeling quite the opposite. In fact according to...

  • Spielberg thinks film-makers are learning from games
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    Spielberg thinks film-makers are learning from games

    By 10 December 2008

    Steven Spielberg has said that he believes movies are starting to take inspiration from video games, rather than the other way around. Speaking to Yahoo, he thought back to his first time playing Pong and how far the industry has come since then. "I think...

  • Microsoft announces festive Lips DLC
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    Microsoft announces festive Lips DLC

    By 5 December 2008

    Microsoft is getting into the Christmas cheer with a number of downloadable festive songs for Lips. Ten songs in total will be released, three of which will be available today and the rest from 12th December. Each song will apparently feature "a unique...

  • VIDEO: Mirror's Edge DLC unveiled
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    VIDEO: Mirror's Edge DLC unveiled

    By 4 December 2008

    EA and Dice have released this video to give us some idea of what we can expect from the Mirror's Edge DLC due next year. Set for release in late January, there will be nine new races available for the Time Trial mode. However, as you may notice from...