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  • Ascaron releases music racer game Audiosurf
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    Ascaron releases music racer game Audiosurf

    By 24 October 2008

    Ascaron has today released Audiosurf - a cheap and cheerful puzzle racer that adapts and changes to the beat of your music. You'll cruise through futuristic trakcs, with the speed, shape and mood of each ride being decided by the song that is playing,...

  • 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....

  • GOG.com launches public beta
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    GOG.com launches public beta

    By 24 October 2008

    GOG.come has launched its public beta, and is offering all your favourite PC games from back in the day. The website, which stands for "Good Old Games", features favouritges such as Earthworm Jim, Freespace and Gothic, not to mention the Fallout games....

  • 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...

  • Dutch teenagers get convicted for "virtual theft"
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    Dutch teenagers get convicted for "virtual theft"

    By 23 October 2008

    Two teenagers from Holland have been convicted of stealing virtual items in the children's MMO, RuneScape. Yes, its seems gone are the days where bullies would steal your lunch money - the 14 and 15-year-old culprits instead pressured a 13-year-old boy...

  • 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...

  • ESA confirms "expanded E3" for June 2009
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    ESA confirms "expanded E3" for June 2009

    By 23 October 2008

    The Entertainment Software Association has confirmed that E3 2009 will take place 2-4th June next year. As we reported to you earlier this week, the event is due to be held once again at the LA Convention Centre and is being described as an "expanded...

  • LucasArts confirms Star Wars MMO
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    LucasArts confirms Star Wars MMO

    By 22 October 2008

    LucasArts and BioWare have confirmed that a new Star Wars MMO is being developed for the PC. Called Star Wars: The Old Republic, we've been told to expect "immersive storytelling" and "dynamic combat" and interestingly, "intelligent companion characters"....

  • 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...

  • NBA Live 09 - PS3 review
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    NBA Live 09 - PS3 review

    By 22 October 2008

    As far as big American sports go, basketball is the one that’s suffered most when it comes to the gaming world. Outside a few classic titles back in the early-90s, it’s tricky to think of a basketball leaning “must-have” from the last decade....

  • 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...

  • Early NXE access for some Xboxers?
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    Early NXE access for some Xboxers?

    By 21 October 2008

    Xbox Live's insider Major Nelson has given some hints in his latest podcast that some Xboxers may get the chance to give the New Xbox Experience a spin before its official release date on November 19th. During his show, Major Nelson said: "You want to...

  • Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles
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    Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles

    By 20 October 2008

    Anyone looking forward to the release of Sacred 2 on Xbox 360 or PS3 is going to have to wait a little longer than expected. Koch Media has said that the release of the game for the two next-gen consoles has slipped to Q1 2009, but gave no reason for...

  • Will Metal Gear Solid 4 stay PlayStation exclusive?
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    Will Metal Gear Solid 4 stay PlayStation exclusive?

    By 20 October 2008

    The rumours as to whether Xbox will snatch another PS3 exclusive from its rival are buzzing more than ever, following some comments by Japanese Konami PR Yoshitaka Arai. Speaking recently of whether we'll ever see Metal Gear Solid 4 on Xbox 360, Arai...

  • 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...

  • EA gaming event heading to Trafalgar Square
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    EA gaming event heading to Trafalgar Square

    By 17 October 2008

    After its success last year, EA is once again set to take over London's Trafalgar Square for two days inside the largest temporary structure ever erected there. All part of the London Gaming Festival, the event will be hosted on 31st October and 1st November...

  • 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...

  • SteelSeries unveils 15-button WoW mouse
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    SteelSeries unveils 15-button WoW mouse

    By 13 October 2008

    SteelSeries is all set to release this 15-button wonder mouse made especially for World of Warcraft. The idea behind the mouse is that you'll be able to control everything with one hand, eliminating the need for a keyboard. How easy it will be to use...