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  • WIN: Hitman Absolution and a PS3 to play it on
    Gaming

    WIN: Hitman Absolution and a PS3 to play it on

    By 20 November 2012

    To celebrate the launch of Hitman: Absolution, Square Enix has teamed up with Pocket-lint to offer one  winner a copy of the game and a Playstation 3 to play it on, too. Now if that's not the ultimate prize to go along with the ultimate assassin game,...

  • Hitman Absolution: Trailer causes outrage
    Gaming

    Hitman Absolution: Trailer causes outrage

    By 1 June 2012

    Computer games have always had something of a love affair with ultra-violence. The Hitman series is no stranger to controversy, but the latest pre-E3 trailer for Hitman: Absolution has caused outrage with many critics calling the violent preview “misogynistic”....

  • Hitman Absolution hands-on preview
    Gaming

    Hitman Absolution hands-on preview

    By 1 June 2012

    On a cold, wet morning back in May Pocket-Lint descended on a top secret London location. The target: to get our mitts on the latest Hitman title. Needless to say we didn’t have the stealthy grace of Hitman's barcoded assassin hero, Agent 47, but we...

  • Three new Spore titles unveiled
    Gaming

    Three new Spore titles unveiled

    By 26 January 2009

    Earlier in the month we got news of a new Spore expansion pack in the works called Spore Galactic Adventures, and EA has now confirmed a further three new additions to the Spore franchise that are under development. Alongside the announcement that 65...

  • Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right
    Gaming

    Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right

    By 22 January 2009

    You may have read our stories yesterday on the squabbling between Microsoft and Sony over which has the better console, which is going to sell more and whose dad is bigger. Or something like that. Well to settle it all for us, leading industry analyst...

  • Mario & Sonic 2 on its way?
    Gaming

    Mario & Sonic 2 on its way?

    By 22 January 2009

    More sources have hinted that a sequel to Mario & Sonic at the Olympics is on the way. Rumours first began when news of the sequel appeared in a Spanish Nintendo magazine, who referred to the game as Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics. Now sources close...

  • Nintendo brings Naruto sequels to Wii and DS
    Gaming

    Nintendo brings Naruto sequels to Wii and DS

    By 22 January 2009

    If you're a beat 'em up fan, then this is apparently the moment you've been waiting for. So says Nintendo anyway, as it prepares to launch two Naruto ninja games into the European market. Firstly, Naruto Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 will be available for...

  • GTA IV DLC Achievements leaked?
    Gaming

    GTA IV DLC Achievements leaked?

    By 21 January 2009

    Rockstar has apparently released the list of Achievements for the first GTA IV DLC episode. The company has reportedly emailed the full list out to GTA IV fansites for The Lost and Damned. The list has not been confirmed, nor commented on by Rockstar...

  • Microsoft hits back, branding Sony "out of touch"
    Gaming

    Microsoft hits back, branding Sony "out of touch"

    By 21 January 2009

    Microsoft has hit back at Sony's Kaz Hirai claiming the PS3 is the "official" industry leader, but branding the company "out of touch". Director of product management at Microsoft, Aaron Greenberg also described Sony as "an old hardware company that's...

  • Gears 2 patch released with new Achievements
    Gaming

    Gears 2 patch released with new Achievements

    By 21 January 2009

    Epic has launched a new, rather sizeable patch for Gears of War 2 that addresses a number of multiplayer issues reported by gamers. This means a number of exploits will no longer be possible, such as players turning themselves invisible or knocking themselves...

  • Empire of Sports announces online tennis tournament
    Gaming

    Empire of Sports announces online tennis tournament

    By 20 January 2009

    Sporting MMO Empire of Sports has announced its first online tennis championship with real cash prizes up for grabs. The Kangaroo Open 2009 has just begun and will run for two weeks, until 1 February. The cash prizes go up to 1500 euros (around £1350),...

  • New Play Control! Wii titles dated
    Gaming

    New Play Control! Wii titles dated

    By 20 January 2009

    Nintendo has announced release dates for two GameCube remakes that have been reworked in widescreen and revamped specifically with Wii controls in mind. Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis fans will be delighted to see the return of their favourites on 6 February...

  • WiiWare update gets gamers thinking with Lonpos
    Gaming

    WiiWare update gets gamers thinking with Lonpos

    By 19 January 2009

    The new release for WiiWare this week will challenge your powers of logic and concentration, and really give your grey matter a bit of a work out. Based on a real-life puzzle of the same name, Lonpos challenges gamers to arrange differently shaped pieces...

  • Wii Fit tops All Format charts for fifth time
    Gaming

    Wii Fit tops All Format charts for fifth time

    By 19 January 2009

    Nintendo's Wii Fit is proving ever popular with gamers, as it claims its place at the top of the ELSPA Gfk-ChartTrack All Formats chart for the fifth time. However, it was closely challenged by Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty: World at War, which sold...

  • Pass Your Driving Theory Test interactive guide coming to DS
    Gaming

    Pass Your Driving Theory Test interactive guide coming to DS

    By 19 January 2009

    Avanquest Software has announced it will be launching an interactive guide for learner drivers to help them prepare for their driving theory test. Set to be released in March 2009, Pass Your Driving Theory Test will be available for the Nintendo DS and...

  • Moto Racer DS coming in April
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    Moto Racer DS coming in April

    By 19 January 2009

    Nobilis and Ascaron Entertainment have unveiled Moto Racer DS, the latest instalment in the successful racing series, and its first entry onto Nintendo's handheld. Due for release in April this year, racing fans will find themselves taking part in four...

  • Nintendo struggling to break Russian market
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    Nintendo struggling to break Russian market

    By 19 January 2009

    Nintendo may be succeeding in just about every other country, but it seems Russia is one region it isn't going to win over. Despite launching the Wii and DS in the country, both have struggled to make an impact on the growing Russian market, it has been...

  • Eidos announces Mini Ninjas game
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    Eidos announces Mini Ninjas game

    By 19 January 2009

    Eidos has announced Mini Ninjas, a new game being developed by Io Interactive from Kane & Lynch fame. Replacing adult themes with cartoon fun suitable for children, Mini Ninjas follows Hiro, a young ninja embarking on a journey to restore harmony to the...