Harry Potter archive

  • PS3 Wonderbook: Book of Spells  review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    PS3 Wonderbook: Book of Spells review

    By 13 November 2012

    We have to be honest, when we first clapped eyes on the new official accessory for the Sony PlayStation 3, the Wonderbook, at E3 in June we weren’t immediately blown away. It is, after all, simply a 12-page hardback board book with a sequence of slightly...

  • Harry Potter and the Sky Christmas Overload: All eight movies secured
    Home Cinema

    Harry Potter and the Sky Christmas Overload: All eight movies secured

    By 16 October 2012

    Sky has secured the exclusive rights to show all eight Harry Potter movies this Christmas. A partnership with Warner Brothers means that the broadcaster will offer the entire franchise on its HD and SD movie channels, its mobile platforms and on demand....

  • PlayStation Wonderbook pictures and hands-on
    Gaming

    PlayStation Wonderbook pictures and hands-on

    By 7 June 2012

    One of the weirdest and relatively surprising launches at this year's E3 videogames convention in LA centres around Sony's PlayStation Wonderbook. We hadn't heard much about it beforehand, but suspect we'll hear plenty in the future. . It is, essentially,...

  • Sony launches Wonderbook AR accessory for PS3 - JK Rowling's Book of Spells to be first up
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    Sony launches Wonderbook AR accessory for PS3 - JK Rowling's Book of Spells to be first up

    By 5 June 2012

    Sony has launched Wonderbook for the PlayStation 3, a real-life physical object that, when combined with the PlayStation Eye and a touch of augmented reality wizardry, creates interactive experiences on screen. And the first title to be released will...

  • Harry Potter hits Kindle at last
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    Harry Potter hits Kindle at last

    By 27 March 2012

    JK Rowling has finally made available digital editions of all seven books in her best-selling Harry Potter series. Available in both EPUB and MOBI file formats, it is the first time the collection can be bought and downloaded (legally, at least) to Amazon...

  • Pottermore hit by dark magic ahead of big launch
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    Pottermore hit by dark magic ahead of big launch

    By 5 August 2011

    Harry Potter and his chums are under attack - but this time it's not You Know Who and the Death Eaters, it's crafty cyber criminals looking to cash in on the anticipation ahead of the big Pottermore launch in October. GFI Lab's Christopher Boyd has exposed...

  • Harry Potter falls under Google spell
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    Harry Potter falls under Google spell

    By 21 July 2011

    Pottermore - the online portal where, for the first time ever, the Harry Potter books will be available in eBook format as well as audio book versions too, will be powered by Google eBooks, the Mountain View based company has announced.  And what's more,...

  • Harry Potter fans rejoice as Virgin Media TiVo gets dedicated app
    Home Cinema

    Harry Potter fans rejoice as Virgin Media TiVo gets dedicated app

    By 12 July 2011

    Virgin Media has joined forces with Warner Brothers to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 with a dedicated app for its TiVo platform. Subscribers to the service will now find a new "Harry Potter" application icon on...

  • Harry Potter gadget goodies for the kids
    Gaming

    Harry Potter gadget goodies for the kids

    By 5 July 2011

    It seems hard to believe that Harry Potter has been battling arch-enemy Voldemort in cinemas for 10 years now, but 15 July 2011 will see the eighth and final film unleashed. With just days to go before the big finale, no doubt young Potter fans (and possibly...

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 première live in 3D
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 première live in 3D

    By 30 June 2011

    Muggles, prepare to be excited, as Sky and YouTube have both announced unique ways to watch the première of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 live. Starting with Sky, and it will be showing the red-carpet event live on its 3D channel (in...

  • Pottermore officially announced by JK Rowling (video)
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    Pottermore officially announced by JK Rowling (video)

    By 23 June 2011

    Harry Potter fans are in for a treat as creator JK Rowling has officially announced Pottermore - the online portal which will combine the stories of Harry and the gang, additional material, and a social media experience. "I'm thrilled to say that I'm...

  • Warner Bros. takes Facebook to the movies
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    Warner Bros. takes Facebook to the movies

    By 28 March 2011

    Warner Bros. has announced that, following a successful trial renting The Dark Knight on Facebook, it is expanding the rental options to five more blockbuster movies. From the official pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher's Stone, Harry...

  • Best Buy Offers Harry Potter Box Set and Blu-ray player for 7 quid...
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    Best Buy Offers Harry Potter Box Set and Blu-ray player for 7 quid...

    By 17 November 2010

    To "celebrate" the cinema release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One, those of you who are lucky/unlucky enough to have been named after any of the three major characters of the Harry Potter books/films, will have the opportunity of purchasing...

  • 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...

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

    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....

  • Invisibility cloak: Real life Harry Potter
    Gadgets

    Invisibility cloak: Real life Harry Potter

    By 22 July 2010

    Boffins at the Michigan Tech University have come up with the latest must-have accessory - the invisibility cloak. Yep, you read that correctly. No sooner had we brought you the news that Star Wars had just got real following the revelation that the US...

  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 - PS3   review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 - PS3 review

    By 28 June 2010

    If you've enjoyed the Lego Star Wars/Indiana Jones/Batman games and you're a fan of Harry Potter, there's really no need to read the rest of this review: we can state with confidence that you'll love Lego Harry Potter too. The mix of simple, entertaining...

  • The Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters Keep Safe Box does just that
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    The Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters Keep Safe Box does just that

    By 1 February 2010

    We've seen the Monster Book of Monsters from Harry Potter before, but now Tomy are releasing a keep safe box for fans of the books and movies to store their secrets. The creature (if you can call it that) makes its appearance in the movie "Harry Potter...

  • VIDEO: Official Harry Potter iPhone app launches
    Phones

    VIDEO: Official Harry Potter iPhone app launches

    By 16 November 2009

    Muggles everywhere can become fledgling wizards with the help of a new iPhone and iPod touch app. Warner Bros' digital arm is offering the new spell app that "will turn iPhones and iPod touches into magic wands". Offering over ten "spells" the app can...

  • Firebox to offer The Wand remote control
    Gadgets

    Firebox to offer The Wand remote control

    By 22 September 2009

    Described as the world's first button-less, gesture-based remote control, Firebox is soon to offer "The Wand" infrared remote control. The antithesis of suped-up universal remotes, as you will see from the image, The Wand looks just it sounds. Controls...

  • VIDEO: LEGO Harry Potter game trailer
    Gaming

    VIDEO: LEGO Harry Potter game trailer

    By 1 June 2009

    It has been announced that Harry Potter is the latest character to get the LEGO treatment in the forthcoming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 video game, announced from Warner Bros, TT Games and LEGO. Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies...

  • Latest Harry Potter game dated
    Gaming

    Latest Harry Potter game dated

    By 14 May 2009

    Gaming Potter fans have a new date for their diaries as the release of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game has been confirmed for the UK. Electronic Arts and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has confirmed that the new game will...

  • Archos 605 WiFi Harry Potter special edition announced
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    Archos 605 WiFi Harry Potter special edition announced

    By 17 December 2007

    Warner Bros and Archos have teamed up to produce an Archos 605 WiFi that will be available pre-loaded with Harry Potter films. The special edition 20GB Archos 605 will be pre-loaded with the first four films while the fifth, "The Order of the Phoenix",...

  • Warner puts HD DVDs in Potter Blu-ray box set
    Home Cinema

    Warner puts HD DVDs in Potter Blu-ray box set

    By 14 December 2007

    In what looks like a small scale manufacturing mix-up, some consumers splashing out for Blu-ray edition of Warner's "Harry Potter Years 1-5 Giftset" have actually found an HD DVD version of the "Goblet of Fire" disc packaged in the set. Folk on both AVSForum...

  • New Harry Potter film gets HD DVD and Blu-ray release
    Home Cinema

    New Harry Potter film gets HD DVD and Blu-ray release

    By 12 November 2007

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix make its debut in high-definition on 12th November 2007 from Warner Home Video. Boasting razor-sharp, crystal clear images and uncompressed, cinema quality surround sound, the HD DVD and Blu-ray editions of Harry...