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Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles

Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles

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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?

Will Metal Gear Solid 4 stay PlayStation exclusive?

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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... >>

EA gaming event heading to Trafalgar Square

EA gaming event heading to Trafalgar Square

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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

Obama's presidential campaign hits video games

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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

Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer betas launched

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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... >>

Best Game 2008 nominations

Best Game 2008 nominations

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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... >>

Microsoft squashes Blu-ray drive rumours

Microsoft squashes Blu-ray drive rumours

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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

Midnight Bowling and Potpourii on WiiWare

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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

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

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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... >>

Halo 3: Recon announced for autumn 2009 release

Halo 3: Recon announced for autumn 2009 release

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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

Tekken 6 to get Xbox 360 release too

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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

Nintendo releases more details on Wii Music

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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

New Xbox Experience will launch on November 19th

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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?

Xbox 360 getting external Blu-ray drive?

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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

PS3 pricing will be its downfall, says analyst

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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

Guitar Hero deluxe bundle won't make Europe

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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

Nintendo Points will be non-tranferable

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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

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

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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

EndWar VIP demo delayed again

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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

YouTube adds click to buy buttons

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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

"Urban" music game gets rap heavyweight backing

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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

Riot Games announces first game in development

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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... >>

Fifa '09 becomes fastest-selling installment in the series

Fifa '09 becomes fastest-selling installment in the series

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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

Rock Band 2 bug wipes groups from hard drive

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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
4.5 stars

Crysis: Warhead - PC

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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
4.5 stars

FIFA 09 - PS3

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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... >>

EA signs up "300" director to create games

EA signs up "300" director to create games

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EA has teamed up with Hollywood director Zack Snyder and a signed a deal which will see Snyder develping video games. Snyder, who directed films such as 300 and Dawn of the Dead, will develop three games, some of which may even becomes movies themselves... >>

Nintendo helps breast cancer awareness with limited edition Pink Ribbon DS Lite

Nintendo helps breast cancer awareness with limited edition Pink Ribbon DS Lite

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Now here's something that slipped through the net. New DS Lite SKUs usually get made a big deal out of way before they are available - but yet this charity-themed version has snuck its way onto Amazon US without so much as a peep. And what a shame when... >>

Warhammer Online bags over 500,000 players

Warhammer Online bags over 500,000 players

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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning has clocked up over 500,000 players since its launch last week. Mythic and EA have released the figures, which includes North America, Europe and the Oceanic region. EA has very cleaverly labelled it "the fastest-selling... >>

Spore sells one million copies in two weeks

Spore sells one million copies in two weeks

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Despite the fact some analysts predicted Spore would sell two million units in September, over one million sales in just over two weeks is certainly nothing to sniff at. EA announced these figures from the Will Wright's evolution-based game alongside... >>

NHL 09 – Xbox 360
4.5 stars

NHL 09 – Xbox 360

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As far as EA’s American sporting titles go, the NHL series has always sat firmly in the middle. While the Madden titles have always been mysteriously popular on the consoles, the NBA series is usually the one left firmly on the shelves. Leaving NHL... >>

FaceBreaker - PS3
1.5 stars

FaceBreaker - PS3

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Cartoon style boxing titles aren’t anything new. Punch Out, released way back in the 80s was a major hit for Nintendo’s NES console, and I’m sure most of you will fondly remember the Ready 2 Rumble titles of the late-90s/early-00s. After the success... >>

EA walks away from Take-Two wrangle

EA walks away from Take-Two wrangle

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EA has finally given up after months of chasing Grand Theft Auto developer, Take-Two. The gaming giant had offered $2 billion for its rival, but its offer was not accepted by the extended deadline of 16 June. Take-Two had been fighting the hostile bid,... >>

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames - Xbox 360
2.0 stars

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames - Xbox 360

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As gaming concepts go, none seem quite as fun as the idea behind Mercenaries. Namely offering you a huge world to wander around, allowing you to blow whatever you like to smithereens, and get paid a tonne for the privilege. Sweet. As you might have noticed... >>

Spore attacked as un-Godly

Spore attacked as un-Godly

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An Anti-Spore site has appeared online to protest against the evolutionary message of the popular game. The site says that the EA game is their "biggest attack on Christian values to date" and "will not be tolerated". Concerned that the game will "invade... >>

Spore – PC
4.5 stars

Spore – PC

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So you’re the creator of The Sims. Your games are selling by the truck load, but still you can’t help shaking that feeling that you wanted to do more. You didn’t want to just allow gamers to shape a human avatar. You wanted to give them true god... >>

Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer betas announced

Call of Duty: World at War multiplayer betas announced

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Activision has announced that Call of Duty fans will be able to get a sneak peek at the latest installation in the franchise ahead of its release, thanks to multiplayer betas due out in October. The betas, available for Xbox 360 and via separate download... >>

EA announces nine games in development for iPhone and iPod Touch

EA announces nine games in development for iPhone and iPod Touch

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As the day that finally sees Will Wright's Spore hit our shelves has arrived, EA has taken the opportunity to remind us that Spore Origins for the iPhone and iPod touch will be available "later this month" as well as announce the development of nine new... >>

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 – Xbox 360
4.0 stars

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 – Xbox 360

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Let’s be blunt right from the start: EA haven’t screwed up Tiger Woods 09.Right from the off it’s plainly clear that this is vastly improved over last year’s version. Not just in the addition of a handful of brand new features, but by tweaking... >>

More Spore for iPhone, suggests Wright

More Spore for iPhone, suggests Wright

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More Spore news the day before it is released to its awaiting PC-playing public. For those looking forward to Spore Origins - the mobile game version for iPhone confirmed for release two days later than the full game - then Will Wright has suggested there... >>

GTA helps preteen think quick in family car crash

GTA helps preteen think quick in family car crash

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Now we're used to reading about all the bad things Grand Theft Auto does in warping the fragile minds of our youth, but it's very rare that we see a story where GTA is praised for actually doing some good. Recently, a family of five from Illinois in America... >>

PS3 getting exclusive DLC for Mirror's Edge

PS3 getting exclusive DLC for Mirror's Edge

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So let's clear something up first - Mirror's Edge will not be a timed PS3 exclusive as first thought - but, it will get exclusive downloadable content for the game. The confusion started after a German website quoted Sony boss David Reese as saying the... >>

"Spore"-nography doesn't bother Will Wright

"Spore"-nography doesn't bother Will Wright

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It was bound to happen. Give the public the chance to create their own creatures, and some were going to be pornographic. But Spore's creator, Will Wright, isn't fussed by gamers' graphic creations, adding that he thinks some are rather impressive. "When... >>

Spore now available for PC download

Spore now available for PC download

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The release of Spore in around a week's time has been one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year, and if you really can't wait to get your hands on it, it's available to download now from the EA Store. No, no. You can't actually play it yet.... >>

Take Two and EA in secret talks

Take Two and EA in secret talks

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It seems the Take Two/EA saga continues, as news has come out that the two companies have both signed a confidentiality agreement that will see any possible takeover kept firmly under wraps until the deal is complete. EA has extended its bid for Take... >>

EA proves fans wrong: Tiger can play on water

EA proves fans wrong: Tiger can play on water

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EA has retaliated to fans who said that Tiger Woods walking on water to take a shot was a bug in the 2008 version with a viral video of the real life Tiger Woods doing just that. Aimed at YouTuber Levinator25 the videos says: "Levinator25, You seem to... >>

EA boss speaks out against suing file-sharers

EA boss speaks out against suing file-sharers

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EA Sports boss Peter Moore has spoken out against gaming companies suing internet users for illegally downloading their software. Moore, talking at the Leipzig Games Convention, was commenting on the news that five games firms were fining 25,000 file-sharers... >>

Madden NFL 09 – Xbox 360
4.0 stars

Madden NFL 09 – Xbox 360

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As gaming series go, none are quite as successful as the Madden NFL titles. Now in their twentieth year, the series has been not only a big seller in the US, but incredibly popular in Europe, despite the somewhat lukewarm reception the sport gets over... >>