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  • Call of Duty holds strong at top of UK charts
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    Call of Duty holds strong at top of UK charts

    By 16 December 2008

    The top three positions in the All Format UK Charts are unchanged this week, with Call of Duty: World at War holding its spot at the top for the sixth week. Mario Kart Wii follows in second and Fifa 09 in third, but these are thought to be so little of...

  • Gears of War 2 Combustible Map Pack launched
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    Gears of War 2 Combustible Map Pack launched

    By 15 December 2008

    Microsoft has announced the release of the Combustible Map Pack for Gears of War 2, which features three new maps for you to get your teeth into. Footage from the expansion pack was debuted on 14 December at the Spike TV Video Game awards, where the game...

  • Call of Duty bookies' favourite for Christmas Number 1
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    Call of Duty bookies' favourite for Christmas Number 1

    By 12 December 2008

    The list of games battling it out for the number one spot in the All-Format charts this Christmas has been released, and leading bookmaker Ladbrokes as Call of Duty: World at War as its favourite. The Activision-Blizzard game, also chosen as favourite...

  • Killzone 2 dated for the US, European date unsure
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    Killzone 2 dated for the US, European date unsure

    By 8 December 2008

    Sony has confirmed an American release date for Killzone 2, but has been a little less forthcoming with information about when European gamers can expect to see it on their shelves. America will see the game released on 27 February, but it seems Europe...

  • Gaming

    Xbox Live Silver members to get free online multiplayer

    By 6 December 2008

    Microsoft has launched a new Xbox Live initiative that will see Xbox Live Silver members able to access online multiplayer for free in a select number of games. Dubbed "Friendship is Free", eight games will have the free online multiplayer offer available...

  • Metal Gear Solid 5 heading for Xbox?
    Gaming

    Metal Gear Solid 5 heading for Xbox?

    By 5 December 2008

    Konami has set up a teaser website for the next Metal Gear Solid outing that certainly more than hints at an Xbox debut for the once PS3-exclusive game. The image shown on the website is that of an upside down exclamation mark, a plus symbol, a regular...

  • Microsoft confirms Xbox 360 Jasper consoles available
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    Microsoft confirms Xbox 360 Jasper consoles available

    By 3 December 2008

    Microsoft has confirmed the rumours that its latest internal redesign of its Xbox 360 console is now available on our shelves, with Arcade versions of the console getting a little something extra too. The new Jasper motherboards are said to finally banish...

  • World at War DLC will be "untraditional"
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    World at War DLC will be "untraditional"

    By 3 December 2008

    Call of Duty: World at War fans can look forward to downloadable content in 2009, according to the game's executive producer Daniel Suarez. However unlike the game itself, which stuck close to the successful formula of its predecessor "Modern Warfare",...

  • All Halo music to be squeezed into bumper soundtrack
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    All Halo music to be squeezed into bumper soundtrack

    By 2 December 2008

    Halo fans will today be able to get all of the music from the games on one huge compilation soundtrack. Sumthing Else Music Works and Microsoft have pulled together to put music from all three Halo games onto a whopping five discs. Also included is a...

  • SOCOM: Confrontation delayed in Europe
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    SOCOM: Confrontation delayed in Europe

    By 28 November 2008

    Sony has announced that the release of SOCOM: Confrontation has been pushed back to "early 2009". The game was originally set for release today, and up until last night, some retailers still had the date as a guideline for buyers. So far, Sony has given...

  • Resistance 2 - PS3 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Resistance 2 - PS3 review

    By 28 November 2008

    Looking back in hindsight, the initial batch of PlayStation 3 titles were far from special. The hyped Resistance, Sony’s answer to the Xbox’s all conquering Halo, stuttered and essentially failed to recapture the system selling magic that Bungie’s...

  • Halo 3 expansion pack gets renamed
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    Halo 3 expansion pack gets renamed

    By 26 November 2008

    The forthcoming Halo 3 expansion pack now has a new name. When it was first announced at the Tokyo Game Show last month it was called Halo 3: Recon, but now it seems it's been given a new title of Halo 3: ODST. ODST stands for Orbital Drop Shock Troopers,...

  • Mirror's Edge - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Mirror's Edge - Xbox 360 review

    By 26 November 2008

    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...

  • Killzone 2 won't require hard drive install
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    Killzone 2 won't require hard drive install

    By 26 November 2008

    Anyone looking to invest in Killzone 2 next year won't need to put aside any hard drive space for the game. Sony's flagship PS3 shooter will not install onto the machine's hard drive, unlike many console games on the market today. This information was...

  • Free clothes for NXE Avatars
    Gaming

    Free clothes for NXE Avatars

    By 24 November 2008

    If you're starting to get a bit bored already of your Xbox Avatar's clothes, worry not - Microsoft has said there will be new clothes added regularly to Live, and the best thing is, they'll be free. Microsoft Germany's Boris Schneider-Johne broke the...

  • Microsoft announces first Lips DLC
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    Microsoft announces first Lips DLC

    By 21 November 2008

    Microsoft has announced the first downloadable songs for its new karaoke game, Lips. The songs will be priced at 160 Microsoft points per track (around £1.36. The four available today are: * Adele - "Chasing Pavements" * Coldplay - "Violet Hill" * Estelle...

  • Wii's Art Style series launched in WiiWare update
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    Wii's Art Style series launched in WiiWare update

    By 21 November 2008

    This week's WiiWare update sees four new games up for grabs, including the launch of the first game in the Art Style series, Cubello we brought you new of a few weeks ago. Cubello and the rest of the series have been developed especially for WiiWare and...

  • Carphone Warehouse sells COD5 for cheap
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    Carphone Warehouse sells COD5 for cheap

    By 20 November 2008

    In the run up to Christmas, and under the ever-watchful eye of the credit crunch, the chance to save a bit of cash is a welcome one. So if you're in the market for the new Call of Duty: World at War game, The Carphone Warehouse - of all places - is selling...

  • Capcom wins Dead Rising lawsuit
    Gaming

    Capcom wins Dead Rising lawsuit

    By 20 November 2008

    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...

  • Gears of War 2 sales top two million
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    Gears of War 2 sales top two million

    By 12 November 2008

    Microsoft has announced that debut weekend sales of the Xbox 360 game "Gear of War 2" topped 2 million units worldwide. Stating that the games is "well on its way to becoming one of the biggest releases of this console generation", the game saw a launch...

  • Metal Gear Solid 4 sells over 4 million copies worldwide
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    Metal Gear Solid 4 sells over 4 million copies worldwide

    By 10 November 2008

    Metal Gear Solid 4 has sold 4.33 million copies around the world. It's a figure that Konami should be happy with - the sales of the PS3 exclusive made up 38% of Konami games sold between April and September this year. By contrast, only 1% of Konami games...

  • Hellgate: London return is Asia only
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    Hellgate: London return is Asia only

    By 6 November 2008

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

    By 5 November 2008

    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...

  • Call of Duty 4 cleans up at Golden Joysticks
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    Call of Duty 4 cleans up at Golden Joysticks

    By 3 November 2008

    Infinity Ward's shooter, Call of Duty 4 cleaned up at the 26th annual Golden Joystick awards on Friday, walking away with four of the coveted trophies. The game won the Nuts All-Nighter, ESA PC Game of the Year, GamesRadar.com Online Game of the Year...

  • Quantum of Solace - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Quantum of Solace - Xbox 360 review

    By 1 November 2008

    The names Bond, James Bond ... but can the video game live up to the movie? We donned a tux to find out. Quantum of Solace on the Xbox 360 sees you playing Bond in a loosely based tie-in with the film of the same name while mixing in flashbacks to Casino...