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  • Rock Band 3 - quick play preview
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    Rock Band 3 - quick play preview

    By 30 August 2010

    Gamescom was awash with Rock Band 3 fever, with a large stage area set up for some professional musicians to show off the much anticipated title. Most of the talk was about the latest instrument to hit the series - the keyboard (or keytar if you want...

  • Kinectimals - quick play preview
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    Kinectimals - quick play preview

    By 30 August 2010

    It was only about fifteen years ago that the idea of a virtual pet involved a cheap Chinese-manufactured keyring and a dotted alien that required simply food, attention and sleep. Now, we're presented with virtual feline-cubs that actually respond to...

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 - quick play preview
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    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 - quick play preview

    By 27 August 2010

    FIFA or Pro Evo? EA or Konami? It's the debate that won't seem to go away. Every year the rivalry intensifies and even here at Pocket-lint Towers we have argued long into the night as to what is the king of the footie sim? And, as the 2011 versions of...

  • Lord of The Rings: Aragorn's Quest - quick play preview
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    Lord of The Rings: Aragorn's Quest - quick play preview

    By 26 August 2010

    J.R.R Tolkein's epic fantasy gets another game re-telling as you take on the persona of a young hobbit in the shire who is being told stories of the mighty King of Men, Aragorn. That's the dull bit. You then get to re-enact these stories - which is the...

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - quick play preview
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - quick play preview

    By 26 August 2010

    EA is really trying to whip up a frenzy with this one. When the title was announced at Gamescom they managed to get James and Oliver Phelps up on stage to big it up. Whaddya mean you don't know who they are? They're Hollywood royalty - they play the Weasley...

  • Gamescom 2010: Retro console spectacular
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    Gamescom 2010: Retro console spectacular

    By 26 August 2010

    It wasn't all about brand new gaming over in Cologne at Gamescom.  Well, 99 per cent of it was - but there was an awesome section from the guys at Return Magazine who were displaying an incredible array of retro gaming consoles. It certainly stirred...

  • Sonic Free Riders - quick play preview
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    Sonic Free Riders - quick play preview

    By 25 August 2010

    Sonic Free Riders, from the Sonic team and O-Two, is like Mario Kart but not suitable for chubsters as this is a Kinect title - so involves some fairly robust controlling motions. But does the Kinect experience take-away from the gameplay? And can it...

  • Windows Phone 7 to offer real-time Xbox LIVE gaming
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    Windows Phone 7 to offer real-time Xbox LIVE gaming

    By 25 August 2010

    A Microsoft rep over at the X10 event in Toronto has spilled the beans regarding a possible real-time gaming scenario between Windows Phone 7's Xbox LIVE hub and the Xbox 360 console. "Initially we're turn by turn-based", he said. "We are working on real-time...

  • Gamescom 2010: Case Modding Championships
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    Gamescom 2010: Case Modding Championships

    By 24 August 2010

    One of the most interesting side-attractions at Gamescom this year was the 9th Annual Case Modding Championships with its Live Modding challenge. Over the 5 days of the expo, pairs of expert case modders - who had been invited by organisers DCMM - were...

  • amBX ready to light up your gaming
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    amBX ready to light up your gaming

    By 20 August 2010

    Mad Catz was showing some pretty cool tech off over at Gamescom including the RAT 9 gaming mouse and a whole bunch of Call of Duty: Black Ops peripherals.  But the one thing that really caught our eye, literally, was the amBX lighting PC additions that...

  • Nvidia brings 3D gaming to your living room
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    Nvidia brings 3D gaming to your living room

    By 20 August 2010

    One of the key themes of E3, that subsequently carried over to Gamescom, was that of 3D gaming. And Pocket-lint was on hand at the Nvidia centre at the Koelnmesse to catch the latest 3D developments from the GPU giant. Whilst there, we were given a hands-on...

  • Windows Phone 7 getting Xbox 360 Kinect features
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    Windows Phone 7 getting Xbox 360 Kinect features

    By 20 August 2010

    The Kinect and Windows Phone 7 hook up rumours just got a little bit more real over in Cologne at Gamescom, where one of the fathers of Kinect, Kudo Tsunoda, strongly hinted to Pocket-lint that some form of compatibility is on the horizon. Speaking at...

  • Move over PS3 - Kinect could accessorise
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    Move over PS3 - Kinect could accessorise

    By 20 August 2010

    Sony has had some fun as of late with its Kevin Butler videos mocking Microsoft's Kinect for its lack of "buttons" and asking: "Who wants to pretend their hand is a gun? What is this, third grade?" But it could be that the big M has the last laugh as...

  • VIDEO: Milo and Kate - the TED talk
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    VIDEO: Milo and Kate - the TED talk

    By 20 August 2010

    Earlier this year gaming supremo Peter Molyneux debuted what he believed was possible with Microsoft's Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360, and now, some months later, TED has released the video for all to watch. Milo and Kate show how using the Kinect...

  • Microsoft Kinect: Sign language friendly says Microsoft
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    Microsoft Kinect: Sign language friendly says Microsoft

    By 20 August 2010

    Before any big launch in the tech world, the webiverse rumour mill kicks into top gear. There's always plenty of chatter as to what's going to be on board, what isn't, leaked specs and so on. And Microsoft's Kinect was no exception. And, following its...

  • Alienware M11xR2 - extra-terrestrial laptop gaming
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    Alienware M11xR2 - extra-terrestrial laptop gaming

    By 19 August 2010

    Alienware doesn't mess around when it comes to its machines. They are powerful pieces of kit, jam packed with high-end tech to give a seamless gaming experience. And this counts for portable gaming as well. Recently, the Dell owned brand announced Intel...

  • Core games heading for Kinect
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    Core games heading for Kinect

    By 19 August 2010

    The most common criticism of Microsoft's Kinect system is that, even though the technology is pretty revolutionary, it is basically a souped-up Wii without the remotes. Pocket-lint has had its hands on Kinect a few times now, and tried out a number of...

  • Halo: Reach - Play as the Master Chief
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    Halo: Reach - Play as the Master Chief

    By 19 August 2010

    Halo enthusiasts will no doubt be wetting the bed with excitement (only metaphorically we hope) at the thought of Halo: Reach arriving within a month. But if there is a niggling disappointment about Bungie's latest instalment it's that you can't play...

  • iPhone gets footie fever with PES 2011
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    iPhone gets footie fever with PES 2011

    By 19 August 2010

    iPhone owners will be able to play the latest incumbent of the world's best football sim franchise (says the honourable gentleman on the left) on their handsets from October 2010. The date was confirmed at the Konami stand at Gamescom 2010, with posters...

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Peripherals incoming
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops - Peripherals incoming

    By 19 August 2010

    Mad Catz, the video game peripheral specialist, is at Gamescom in full force this year, and was keen to show Pocket-lint its new Call of Duty: Black Ops accessories, including a world's first sneak peak at the Tritton branded Black Ops Dolby Surround...

  • Crysis 2 gets two special editions
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    Crysis 2 gets two special editions

    By 19 August 2010

    EA has confirmed that it will be launching two special edition versions of its first person shooter Crysis 2, due out in 2011. Fans of the game will be able to get the Crysis 2 Limited Edition and the Crysis 2 Nano Edition via pre-order. Both editions...

  • Sony brings forth 'phones for gamers
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    Sony brings forth 'phones for gamers

    By 18 August 2010

    Amongst the flood of Sony announcements at this year's Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, comes the company's foray into the world of headphones specifically designed for gamers. The sleek, black headsets match the looks of the normal PlayStation 3 (rather...

  • Gran Turismo 5 UK release date confirmed, Japan gets Blue PS3 bundle
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    Gran Turismo 5 UK release date confirmed, Japan gets Blue PS3 bundle

    By 18 August 2010

    After what has seemed like an lifetime, waiting for Gran Turismo 5 to drive on to the PlayStation 3, Sony has confirmed that car fans will be able to get their fix of the car driving game come November. Sony has confirmed that the game will arrive on...

  • Harry Potter coming to Microsoft Kinect - Alaka-wavearmius!
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    Harry Potter coming to Microsoft Kinect - Alaka-wavearmius!

    By 18 August 2010

    Harry Potter will be getting the Microsoft Kinect makeover, EA has announced at this year's Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany. EA brought on stage the two actors, who play the Weasley brothers in the films, to talk about and show the new game off....

  • ITV player heading to PS3
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    ITV player heading to PS3

    By 17 August 2010

    Sony has announced that it's adding ITV's catch up service, ITV Player, to the PS3 alongside the BBC iPlayer. The company revealed the news, during this year's Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany, that the new offering will go live later this year....