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  • EA unveils first Spore expansion pack
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    EA unveils first Spore expansion pack

    By 13 October 2008

    EA is set to release the first expansion pack for Spore next month, calling it the Creepy & Cute Parts Pack. Appearing on EA's American online store, the game add-on has a release date of 18th November and a price of $20. As yet, the UK store shows no...

  • Best Game 2008 nominations
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    Best Game 2008 nominations

    By 13 October 2008

    Here are the nominations for Best Game in The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards: Burnout Paradise Nintendo Wii Fit GTA IV Metal Gear Solid 4 LittleBigPlanet The Pocket-lint awards are the longest running gadget awards in the UK (that we know of) with...

  • 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...

  • Microsoft squashes Blu-ray drive rumours
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    Microsoft squashes Blu-ray drive rumours

    By 10 October 2008

    Microsoft has denied it is planning an external Blu-ray drive, following more internet rumours suggesting otherwise. "As we've said before, Microsoft has no plans to introduce an Xbox 360 Blu-ray add-on," it commented. "Games are what drive consumers...

  • 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...

  • Xbox Live boss "doesn't know" when we'll get GTA IV DLC
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    Xbox Live boss "doesn't know" when we'll get GTA IV DLC

    By 9 October 2008

    It can't be a good thing when man in charge of Xbox Live doesn't even know when we can expect the DLC for GTA IV. John Schappert has admitted just that at the Tokyo Game Show, for content that was due to be released in the "autumn". Considering it's October...

  • VIDEO: Halo 3: Recon trailer
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    VIDEO: Halo 3: Recon trailer

    By 9 October 2008

    As promised, the brand spanking new trailer from Bungie for the upcoming Halo 3: Recon, set for release in autumn 2009. The beginning may look very similar (if not identical) to the teaser trailer that was released a few weeks back, but keep watching...

  • Halo 3: Recon announced for autumn 2009 release
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    Halo 3: Recon announced for autumn 2009 release

    By 9 October 2008

    A few weeks back, Bungie had us on the edge of our seats awaiting information on its new project. Now, following several clues and a teaser trailer which suggested we could expect something from the Halo franchise, we finally have a few more solid details...

  • Tekken 6 to get Xbox 360 release too
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    Tekken 6 to get Xbox 360 release too

    By 9 October 2008

    Tekken 6 will launch simultaneously on Xbox 360 as well as PlayStation 3, Microsoft has announced today. Speaking at the Tokyo Game Show, Xbox Live boss John Schappert said the popular fighting game would be available to Xboxers "at launch". Previously...

  • 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...

  • Nintendo Points will be non-tranferable
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    Nintendo Points will be non-tranferable

    By 8 October 2008

    The Nintendo Points card announced alongside the DSi last week, will be able to be used on content for Nintendo's new handheld, or the Wii - but not split between both. Originally called Wii Points, the name changed to Nintendo Points with the announcement...

  • Latest Halo novel "The Cole Protocol" to be released in November
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    Latest Halo novel "The Cole Protocol" to be released in November

    By 8 October 2008

    The best-selling book series based on the Xbox game Halo, is releasing its next installment in November. Halo: The Cole Protocol will be available from November 25th, and there will be an audio book released too for those who can't be bothered to actually...

  • EndWar VIP demo delayed again
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    EndWar VIP demo delayed again

    By 8 October 2008

    The VIP demo expected for Tom Clancy's EndWar has been delayed again. The sampler that had been offered as an incentive for those who pre-ordered the full game and was supposed to be released yesterday. However, it seems Microsoft is having trouble getting...

  • YouTube adds click to buy buttons
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    YouTube adds click to buy buttons

    By 8 October 2008

    Google has announced some new YouTube services in the States, aimed at finally monetising the site. Viewers will now see buttons under YouTube videos to offer a chance to buy music, movies, TV shows, concert tickets and other products featured or mentioned...

  • "Urban" music game gets rap heavyweight backing
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    "Urban" music game gets rap heavyweight backing

    By 7 October 2008

    Rap producer extraordinaire Quincy Jones III is backing a game called Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, being developed by Developer 7 Studios. The rhythm action game is to also have a special deck peripheral designed and built by Numark. We're guessing this...

  • Riot Games announces first game in development
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    Riot Games announces first game in development

    By 7 October 2008

    Independent online games developer and publisher, Riot Games has announced its first title, League of Legends, is in development. The MMO will be a mixture of role-playing and strategy gaming elements and according to the developer, players will compete...

  • Morrisons offers PS3 Fifa '09 for £25
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    Morrisons offers PS3 Fifa '09 for £25

    By 7 October 2008

    It seems supermarkets could be the new place to start doing your gaming shopping as well as your food shopping. First Sainsbury's slashed the prices off two Xbox models, now Morrisons has sliced £15 off of this week's best selling game, Fifa '09. For...

  • Fifa '09 becomes fastest-selling installment in the series
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    Fifa '09 becomes fastest-selling installment in the series

    By 7 October 2008

    It seems football fans have been out in force this week, as Fifa '09 scores the top spot in the UK All-Formats chart and becomes the fastest-selling installment in the series. In fact, the game was so popular that only GTA IV and Halo 3 have sold more...

  • Rock Band 2 bug wipes groups from hard drive
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    Rock Band 2 bug wipes groups from hard drive

    By 6 October 2008

    Rock Band fans in the States may actually be doing us a favour getting hold of the second installment of the game so far in advance, as they're spotting all the bugs before it gets to us. And boy have they spotted a big one. A bug that appears to be only...

  • Crysis: Warhead - PC review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Crysis: Warhead - PC review

    By 3 October 2008

    All that talk of Crysis literally destroying sub-standard machines trying to run the fantastic shooter proved to be ever-so-slightly over the top. Yes, there still remains to be a base unit built that can run it with all visual options ramped right up...

  • FIFA 09 - PS3 review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    FIFA 09 - PS3 review

    By 2 October 2008

    If you were worried about seeing little more than the latest kits and a few new haircuts, then wipe that damp brow. This year’s FIFA is vastly bigger and better than ever and leaves the previous iterations in the dust. The big draw for many - the real...