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EA announces PlayStation Home plans

EA announces PlayStation Home plans

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EA has announced its plans to create a branded space within PlayStation Home, and is currently developing the EA Sports Complex to be launched in the spring. "We’re proud to support the PlayStation Home Beta with a very robust offering from EA Sports",... >>

First Spore expansion pack "Galactic Adventures" coming in spring

First Spore expansion pack "Galactic Adventures" coming in spring

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Evolution game Spore is set to get its first expansion pack this spring, in the form of Galactic Adventures. Online retailers such as Amazon and Play have had the title listed for a week or so now, but EA made the official announcement today with an invite... >>

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

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

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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

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

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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

EA and Hasbro to launch games channel on Xbox Live

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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... >>

Gameloft named "best mobile games publisher of 2008" based on user reviews

Gameloft named "best mobile games publisher of 2008" based on user reviews

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Ratings research has found that Gameloft was the best mobile games publisher in 2008 in terms of game quality and user reviews. PocketGamer.biz tracked review scores of mobile games released in 2008 and found that Gameloft came out on top, scoring an... >>

Microsoft to axe up to 15,000 jobs - report

Microsoft to axe up to 15,000 jobs - report

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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... >>

Way of the Samurai 3 to port to Xbox 360

Way of the Samurai 3 to port to Xbox 360

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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

New Xbox Avatar clothes are all about colour

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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

Teen arrested for joking suicide to WoW rep

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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

Eidos releases new Lara costumes for Underworld

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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.... >>

Charity draw offers free lifetime WoW subscription

Charity draw offers free lifetime WoW subscription

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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

Modder puts Xbox360 inside PS3 shell

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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

Call of Duty regains top spot in UK chart

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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

First Arabic MMO to enter open beta in early 2009

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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

Facebook starts new genre of social network gaming

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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

World of Warcraft hits 11.5 million subscribers

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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.... >>

First sports-based MMO enters open beta

First sports-based MMO enters open beta

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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

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

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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

Sonic 2 in double WiiWare update

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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

EA job losses rise to 1000

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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

WiiWare update completes Art Style series trio

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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

Harmonix apologises for Rock Band 2 Wii delay

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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

EA Tiger Woods advert branded "misleading" by ASA

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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
2.5 stars

Need For Speed: Undercover - PS3

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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"

Will Wright starting work on "new project"

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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... >>

Microsoft launches Free your Avatar

Microsoft launches Free your Avatar

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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

Brutal Legend to be published by EA in 2009

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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

Survey suggests game retailers not feeling the credit crunch

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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

Spielberg thinks film-makers are learning from games

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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

Microsoft announces festive Lips DLC

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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... >>

Mirror's Edge - Xbox 360
4.0 stars

Mirror's Edge - Xbox 360

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Mirror's Edge takes a different approach to the world of the First Person Shooter with the emphasis on running rather than fighting, but does it work? We get our running shoes on to find out. The first thing you'll notice about Mirror's Edge when you... >>

Skate 2 dated for January 2009

Skate 2 dated for January 2009

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EA has announced Skate 2 will be released in January 2009, the sequel to its original Skate game launched in September last year. While American gamers will see the game on January 21st, it will hit UK shelves on January 23rd. Skate 2 brings gamers to... >>

EA releases new Red Alert 3 PC demo

EA releases new Red Alert 3 PC demo

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Anyone who hasn't made their mind up whether to purchase the PC version of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 yet, EA has released a new demo for you to download for free to get a flavour for it. Released in Europe on 31 October, Red Alert 3 is the latest... >>

HDMI sound glitches reported with NXE

HDMI sound glitches reported with NXE

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If you've been having problems with your HDMI sound connected to the New Xbox Experience, it seems you are not alone. Microsoft has confirmed it is aware of sound glitches occuring from HDMI connections. Until we hear of an official solution to this problem,... >>

Dead Space demo available for 360 tomorrow

Dead Space demo available for 360 tomorrow

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EA is set to release a Dead Space demo tomorrow on Xbox Live, while PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to get it from Thursday in the PlayStation Store. The demo of the space horror epic will let gamers get their hands on four of Isaac's mining tools,... >>

Capcom wins Dead Rising lawsuit

Capcom wins Dead Rising lawsuit

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Capcom has won its court battle against the MKR Group, who sued the publisher claiming that its Dead Rising game had copied the format of the Dawn of the Dead films. However Judge Richard Seeborg has ruled in favour of Capcom, stating that the video game... >>

EA closes "secret" Blueprint division

EA closes "secret" Blueprint division

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Just a few weeks after shutting down its Casual Label, EA has reportedly closed down its Blueprint division too, an area of the business supposedly also working on casual-orientated games. Blueprint has never been officially announced by EA, but a former... >>

Rockstar demonstrates the GTA IV PC video editor

Rockstar demonstrates the GTA IV PC video editor

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Rockstar has released a set of four videos showing off what you can do with the video editor including the PC version of GTA IV, and it's really quite impressive to say the least. The PC game, released in Europe on 3rd December, allows you to hit F2 at... >>

EA announces Spore patch with free limbs

EA announces Spore patch with free limbs

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EA has announced a brand new Spore patch that will give away free limbs to gamers as well as fix a few small glitches. A total of 24 free arms and legs will be available for players to take advantage of, and are being dished out to mark the US launch... >>

FIFA Manager 09 - PC
2.5 stars

FIFA Manager 09 - PC

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The FIFA Manager series has always struggled when compared to Sports Interactive’s Football Manager titles. While the latter was jam packed with intelligent AI, a realistic transfer system, and more tactical options than you could shake a hefty stick... >>

EA to release Wii fitness game

EA to release Wii fitness game

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EA is set to make its debut in the Wii fitness marketplace, but will do so without the use of the Wii Balance Board, unlike many competitor games. EA Sports Active will instead see players strapping the Wiimote and Nunchuk to their body, and also use... >>

EA launches fitness challenge

EA launches fitness challenge

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If you're bored of your Wii Fit, EA thinks it may have something to get you off your behind. The developer has launched EA Sports Active, which is a "customizable and personalized fitness product". And it's endorsed by fitness experts, including Bob Greene... >>

Dead Space - Xbox 360
4.5 stars

Dead Space - Xbox 360

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Titles created with the intention of inducing a bit of a stink in your boxers certainly aren’t anything new. Every branch of this phenomena known as entertainment has been jam packed with pieces knocked up with almost the sole intention to scare you... >>

EA to close Casual Label

EA to close Casual Label

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EA's Casual Label is set to be closed, the publisher has announced, following the departure of the label's president Kathy Vrabeck. Casual Label will now be merged with The Sims Label, where EA believes there is "compatibility" between the two with regards... >>

Hellgate: London return is Asia only

Hellgate: London return is Asia only

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Just as we feared, the news that Hellgate: London is to return does not include the US and Europe. Namco Bandai clarified that the expansion pack planned and announced by HanbitSoft would not reach the West, because Namco Bandai still owns to the rights... >>

"No plans" to release Red Alert 3 PS3 this year, says EA

"No plans" to release Red Alert 3 PS3 this year, says EA

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Electronic Arts has ended any speculation that Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 will be released for PlayStation 3 before Christmas with a simple answer. No. Earlier in the week, the game's producer David Silverman was quoted as saying that there were "definitely... >>

Fallout 3 debuts at top spot of All Format chart

Fallout 3 debuts at top spot of All Format chart

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Fallout 3 has debuted at the top spot of the UK all-format chart this week, and demonstrated record sales for the series. In fact the game, developed by Bethesda for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, sold more than the combined sales of the original Fallout, its... >>