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  • Saints Row 2 PC delayed
    Gaming

    Saints Row 2 PC delayed

    By 30 October 2008

    THQ has announced that the PC release of Saints Row 2 has been delayed in the US until next year. Saints Row community moderator V-Singular passed on the news to gamers on the forums, saying that the PC version could now be expected on January 6th 2009....

  • World of Warcraft tops 11 million subscribers
    Gaming

    World of Warcraft tops 11 million subscribers

    By 29 October 2008

    Popular MMO World of Warcraft now has over 11 million subscribers playing the game. Blizzard has announced its milestone ahead of the release of the new expansion pack, Wrath of the Lich King, which is due out on 13th November. "It's been very rewarding...

  • Criterion to release four more Burnout Paradise updates
    Gaming

    Criterion to release four more Burnout Paradise updates

    By 27 October 2008

    Criterion has announced it will be releasing four more Burnout Paradise updates during spring next year. The company will be unveiling the first of these - Pack 4 - this Friday, 31st October. A week later, on 7th November, we'll get details on Pack 5,...

  • Games developers get zombie-happy
    Gaming

    Games developers get zombie-happy

    By 27 October 2008

    Games developers are really just big kids deep down, and with Halloween fast approaching, it seems they just can't help themselves but to have a bit of zombie-related fun. First, players of GTA IV reported a zombie "infection" in the game last week. Zombies...

  • EA announces Army of Two movie project
    Gaming

    EA announces Army of Two movie project

    By 27 October 2008

    Electronic Arts has announced that a deal has been signed with Universal pictures to create a movie based on its popular third person shooter, Army of Two. The film is to be adapted by Scott Z Burns, the screenwriter behind The Bourne Ultimatum, and is...

  • Early NXE access slots go in minutes
    Gaming

    Early NXE access slots go in minutes

    By 27 October 2008

    You may remember we reported last week that Xbox would be opening up the New Xbox Experience early for a few on-the-ball gamers. Well that opportunity came up on Friday evening when Xbox Live's Major Nelson announced on his blog that the soors were open...

  • Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London
    Gaming

    Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London

    By 27 October 2008

    Namco Bandai has confirmed it will be closing all servers for online RPG Hellgate: London, on 31st January 2009. The future of the game, which is coming up to the first anniversary of its release on October 31st, became unclear after its developer Flagship...

  • Woman arrested for "killing" virtual husband
    Gaming

    Woman arrested for "killing" virtual husband

    By 24 October 2008

    It seems its been quite the week for MMO crime. First two Dutch teens were convicted of virtual theft, and now a Japanese woman has been arrested after offing her virtual husband on the free MMO, MapleStory. The 43-year-old teacher was married to a man...

  • Street Fighter IV PC version delayed
    Gaming

    Street Fighter IV PC version delayed

    By 24 October 2008

    If for some reason, you were waiting for Street Fighter IV on the PC, it is not set for the same "winter" release as the console versions, which we reported yesterday. Capcom has insisted that a PC version is still in the making, but unfortunately, can't...

  • Ascaron releases music racer game Audiosurf
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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"
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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...

  • LucasArts confirms Star Wars MMO
    Gaming

    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"
    Gaming

    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...

  • Gears of War 2 will not reach Germany or Japan
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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?
    Gaming

    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...