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  • PlayStation Move Racing Wheel to steer you to PS3 driving success
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    PlayStation Move Racing Wheel to steer you to PS3 driving success

    By 5 June 2012

    PlayStation driving fans just got a new toy: the PlayStation Move Racing Wheel was announced at this year's E3 in Los Angeles. The new gaming accessory transforms your PlayStation Move motion controller into the "ultimate racing experience", supporting...

  • First Look: PlayStation Vita review
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    First Look: PlayStation Vita review

    By 28 November 2011

    There’s no denying that all eyes are on the Sony PlayStation Vita at present. Most look on with eager anticipation, but some are more cynical. While it managed to shift over 70 million units worldwide, there’s a common, if not entirely founded belief...

  • White PS3 goes on sale in UK at GameStop
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    White PS3 goes on sale in UK at GameStop

    By 6 November 2011

    PlayStation 3 fans looking to upgrade, or perhaps looking to get a second PS3, will be able to buy a white version of the Sony console in the UK for the first time from midnight on Monday 7 November.  GameStop will exclusively sell the 320GB Classic...

  • Xbox 360 controller receives a D-pad makeover
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    Xbox 360 controller receives a D-pad makeover

    By 31 August 2010

    Microsoft has announced that it is updating its Xbox 360 controller, improving the much complained about D-pad in the process. The new controller will go on sale in the US in November and February in the UK and will offer a new D-pad that changes to suit...

  • Fable III accessories to open up new features in game
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    Fable III accessories to open up new features in game

    By 14 August 2010

    How excited are you about Fable III? Enough to buy a gold Xbox 360 controller that's been crafted to resemble the Crown of Albion? Enough to read a novel based on Fable titled The Balverine Order? Or maybe just excited enough to get all gooey with joy...

  • Xbox 360 S review
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    Xbox 360 S review

    By 12 July 2010

    The Xbox 360 has been around for some time now, so following the revamp from Sony of its PS3, it's only natural that Microsoft would want to get in on the re-invigorating action for its console, boosting sales and fixing a couple of issues along the...

  • Xbox 360 Slim vs Xbox 360
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    Xbox 360 Slim vs Xbox 360

    By 15 June 2010

    So Microsoft has launched a new Xbox 360 at E3, but should you upgrade, should you sign up into the Xbox 360 fold and how do they compare against each other head to head? We take a look.    Xbox 360 Slim or Xbox 360, what's in a name? It's still just...

  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim heading to UK 16 July
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    Microsoft Xbox 360 Slim heading to UK 16 July

    By 15 June 2010

    There was some confusion following the Xbox 360 press event at E3 in Los Angeles on Monday, however Microsoft has now confirmed that gamers will be able to get the new slimmer Xbox 360 on 16 July.   The console, which promises a smaller, quieter, more...

  • Xbox 360 "slim": the next era in Xbox gaming
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    Xbox 360 "slim": the next era in Xbox gaming

    By 14 June 2010

    Microsoft has confirmed the launch of the new Xbox 360 at the E3 event in Los Angeles. The new model will be considerably smaller than the current offering, which is now 5 years old, and almost 10 years since the first Xbox was introduced, will come with...

  • OnLive streaming gaming service launching in June
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    OnLive streaming gaming service launching in June

    By 11 March 2010

    OnLive, the company that has created an on-demand gaming system, that it believes will change console gaming, has announced that it will launch its service in June. First announced at the Game Developers Conference in 2009, the company has used this...

  • Qualcomm says Snapdragon will breed category of new gaming devices
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    Qualcomm says Snapdragon will breed category of new gaming devices

    By 16 February 2010

    A Qualcomm exec has revealed it sees its Snapdragon processor as potentially powering a new breed of handheld games consoles, Mobile-Ent reports. "There will be, by the end of this year, specific game-centric platforms launched around Snapdragon", Mark...

  • Countdown to Christmas: Nintendo DSi £129.99 at Argos
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    Countdown to Christmas: Nintendo DSi £129.99 at Argos

    By 23 December 2009

    As it's so near to Christmas day you might be struggling to find sites which are able to deliver in time, so it may be necessary for that quick trip into town. Argos have some decent offers at the moment, with one in particular being the Nintendo DSi...

  • Countdown to Christmas: Sony PS3 Slim £217 from PIXmania
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    Countdown to Christmas: Sony PS3 Slim £217 from PIXmania

    By 14 December 2009

    No, it's not the £200 that Sainsbury's were offering, but Pixmania are now selling the PS3 Slim for a not-to-be-sniffed-at £217. Add to that the promo code "PIXMASUK6" and you could bag the device for £211. This 120GB offering will play back Blu-ray...

  • Sony PSP Go console   review
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    Sony PSP Go console review

    By 16 November 2009

    The PSP Go comes in as another reworking of Sony's handheld gaming platform, the PlayStation Portable. As such it is quite a drastic reworking on the original format, but in essence little has changed. The biggest shift is the placement of a sliding 3.78-inch...

  • Daily Tech Deal: 20% off Sony PS3 Slim at Sainsbury's
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    Daily Tech Deal: 20% off Sony PS3 Slim at Sainsbury's

    By 16 November 2009

    The news that Sainsbury's is cutting the price of the 120GB PS3 Slim by 20% - now available for £200 - is admittedly pretty widespread, but the fact that it's a pretty decent offer, and just in case you weren't aware, meant that it deserved a slot. A...

  • Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) Slim console   review
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    Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) Slim console review

    By 11 November 2009

    Sony's PlayStation 3 hadn't quite enjoyed the success it deserved, thanks to lofty launch prices for the original version and strong competition on the gaming front from the Xbox 360. Both consoles have evolved over time, with the PS3 Slim following Sony's...

  • Bigger Nintendo DSi XL caters to the older gamer
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    Bigger Nintendo DSi XL caters to the older gamer

    By 29 October 2009

    Nintendo has confirmed recent rumours as true by announcing the launch of a new version of its popular DS handheld with the introduction in Japan of the fourth-generation DSi LL. The DSi LL will, as rumoured, and contrary to the usual trends in the handheld...

  • Tony Hawk: RIDE skateboard controller
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    Tony Hawk: RIDE skateboard controller

    By 8 October 2009

    The days of mashing buttons are over when it comes to skateboarding games, as the new controller for the latest Tony Hawk game – Tony Hawk: RIDE – gives you a motion control deck. Formed to look and feel like a skateboard, the controller features...

  • Daily Tech Deal: £25 off Sony PSP Go
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    Daily Tech Deal: £25 off Sony PSP Go

    By 6 October 2009

    Last week's launch of the PSP Go was met with a fair bit of excitement, adding to that is the fact that certain retailers are reducing their prices already, one of which, Play.com, is selling the console for £199.99 as opposed to its RRP of £224.99....

  • Revolutionary gaming co OnLive secures "major investment"
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    Revolutionary gaming co OnLive secures "major investment"

    By 2 October 2009

    We haven't heard much OnLive news since it was announced back in March, but the company has just revealed, via its blog, that things are looking good for the future of the games service thanks to some new funding. OnLive has received a "major" boost to...

  • PSP Go arrives on shelves
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    PSP Go arrives on shelves

    By 1 October 2009

    Sony has announced that the PSP Go, long rumoured, and eventually confirmed, has now arrived on the shelves in Europe. It's considerably closer to the iPhone and DS in terms of functionality with the arrival of "minis" - smaller, cheaper games with a...

  • Odroid Android gaming device due December
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    Odroid Android gaming device due December

    By 30 September 2009

    We've brought you news of the plans to release an Android-based handheld gaming console previously, but now have more info on a release date and a rough idea of pricing. The Odroid console, from Hardkernal, runs the Android OS 1.5 from a memory card and...

  • Creative launches "Silencing" gaming headsets
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    Creative launches "Silencing" gaming headsets

    By 30 September 2009

    Creative has unveiled a couple of headsets aimed at PC gamers who fancy amping up their sound a little. There's the Sound Blaster Arena Surround USB Gaming Headset, and the Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII. Both have a new noise-supression...

  • Free game kick-start with the PSP Go
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    Free game kick-start with the PSP Go

    By 28 September 2009

    PSP owners thinking of upgrading to the PSP Go can let out a little whoop of joy today with the promise of three free games as soon as their new handheld is out of the box. Sony has set up a special offer through the PlayStation Network to help ease the...

  • Sony announces PSP Go peripherals
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    Sony announces PSP Go peripherals

    By 24 September 2009

    Sony has announced a couple of handy accessories for its PSP go handheld console. There's a Bluetooth headset reciever, and a convertor cable that'll let you use accessories designed for the old PSP on the PSP go's "multi-use connector". The Bluetooth...