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  • Lego Battles announced as in production
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    Lego Battles announced as in production

    By 4 February 2009

    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have announced they are teaming up with The Lego Group to develop a new video based on classic Lego play scenarios. Lego Battles will pull three Lego themes together, namely Castle, Pirates and Space,...

  • Lego builds new Power Miners range
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    Lego builds new Power Miners range

    By 30 January 2009

    Lego has revealed it will be launching a new range of Lego toys at this year's Toy Fair in London. Going by the moniker of Power Miner the theme will be focused around a group of deep earth miners fighting off evil rock monsters. As usual there will be...

  • LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 launches
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    LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 launches

    By 28 January 2009

    Lego has announced it's updating its Lego Mindstorms set this year, 3 years after the last version graced robot clubs around the world. Perhaps shunning the estimated 400,000 Mindstorm enthusiasts around the globe, the new kit, labelled Mindstorms NXT...

  • LEGO to launch range of gadgets
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    LEGO to launch range of gadgets

    By 13 January 2009

    A new range of consumer electronics is due to hit the shelves that will be of interest to kids - and big kids - alike. Thanks to a just-announced licensing agreement, Digital Blue, a US company will be making LEGO-branded CE goodies. The new line is scheduled...

  • Block lamp launches
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    Block lamp launches

    By 15 September 2008

    This desk light slash storage unit is a LEGO-esque lighting addition for your office. The set consists out of the light block at the bottom and the storage block on top, measuring 10 x 15 x 6cm, on sale for 45 euros.

  • Firebox launches LEGO Star Wars tees
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    Firebox launches LEGO Star Wars tees

    By 29 July 2008

    Firebox are offering tees to celebrate the wonder that is LEGO Star Wars. There are three designs - Boba Fett ("You're worth a lot to me"), Luke Skywalker ("I am a Jedi, like my father before me") and Han Solo ("Don't get cocky"). At £11.95 each, we...

  • LEGO TECHNIC off-roader launches
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    LEGO TECHNIC off-roader launches

    By 28 July 2008

    Claiming to offer "the ultimate build experience for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages", LEGO TECHNIC has launched a range of authentic models with advanced tech to bring the world of realistic construction and functionality to some iconic vehicles. Designed...

  • Aluminium LEGO keyring launches
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    Aluminium LEGO keyring launches

    By 21 July 2008

    The coolest thing about this exact replica LEGO piece, made of aluminium, is that as well as using it as a keyring, it will fit other LEGO bricks, so you could build it into your next creation. Available now from $11.99, there are engraving options for...

  • Increased game sales help HMV more than double profits
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    Increased game sales help HMV more than double profits

    By 2 July 2008

    HMV has announced its preliminary results for the 2008 financial year, showing growth in its video games sales has helped the company more than double its net profit. In hard figures, that's a jump from £14.2m to £37.3 in one year. Games and technology...

  • Soulcalibur fights its way to Xbox Live
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    Soulcalibur fights its way to Xbox Live

    By 2 July 2008

    This week's Xbox Live Arcade update sees the original Soulcalibur make an appearance in the download list. The game first appeared on Dreamcast in 1999 and proved so popular that it is soon to release its fourth title in the series for Xbox 360 and PS3....

  • Blizzard calls for Microsoft push PC gaming
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    Blizzard calls for Microsoft push PC gaming

    By 1 July 2008

    Pauls Sams, Blizzard's chief operating officer, has called for Microsoft to put its backing behind the Windows operating system as a gaming platform. Sams said he thought the company needed to shift its emphasis from the Xbox 360 and focus more on the...

  • EA apologies for Bad Company connection problems
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    EA apologies for Bad Company connection problems

    By 1 July 2008

    Electronic Arts has spoken out about the persistent bad connection issues that have been causing Battlefield: Bad Company gamers over the weekend. They have released an apology and said it is working hard on a fix for the problems. "We are aware that...

  • Capcom recruits academic to help brainwash kids
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    Capcom recruits academic to help brainwash kids

    By 30 June 2008

    Capcom has recruited an academic to help develop ideas and techniques on embedding subliminal mind programming into games. But panic not, it's not as sinister as it sounds. Capcom want to develop subliminal lessons in subject areas that children find...

  • Harmonix announces Rock Band 2
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    Harmonix announces Rock Band 2

    By 30 June 2008

    Harmonix has announced that it will be releasing Rock Band 2 as a timed exclusive to Xbox 360 in September, with other platforms to follow later on. However, PS3 users needn't feel too disgruntled. Probably one of the most interesting features about the...

  • Diablo III announced as in development
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    Diablo III announced as in development

    By 30 June 2008

    Blizzard has announced the release of Diablo III at its Worldwide Invitational in Paris. The third instalment in the popular action-RPG series is being developed for PC and Mac, with the company confirming it had no plans for console versions. Blizzard...

  • VIDEO: Lego but strictly for adults
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    VIDEO: Lego but strictly for adults

    By 30 June 2008

    Lego is the ultimate toy but who says you shouldn't be playing with plastic bricks just because you've got kids. Check out this vid from Martin Huedepohl, a 27-year-old designer from Germany, who has made the Thriller Automatic Lego crossbow pistol, which...

  • Samba De Amigo nearly here for Wii
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    Samba De Amigo nearly here for Wii

    By 30 June 2008

    Samba De Amigo was a hit when it first arrived on the Dreamcast a few years ago. Now the game that wants you to shake your maracas is heading for the Wii and is bound to be another surefire favourite for house parties everywhere. The game comes with maraca...

  • Subbuteo game coming exclusively to DS
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    Subbuteo game coming exclusively to DS

    By 27 June 2008

    505 Games has announced it is developing a game based on the classic finger-flicking table football game, Subbuteo. Coming exclusively to Nintendo DS, Italian game developer Artematica has recreated the tabletop football game for the Nintendo handheld,...

  • Microsoft releases Xbox 360 DRM transfer tool
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    Microsoft releases Xbox 360 DRM transfer tool

    By 27 June 2008

    Microsoft has released a licensed content transfer tool for the Xbox 360 that will allow consumers to transfer purchased downloaded content from Xbox Live from one console to another. The new tool is available from the Xbox 360 website, and requires the...

  • Blizzard to sell WOW Authenticator
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    Blizzard to sell WOW Authenticator

    By 27 June 2008

    Blizzard has announced plans to sell an Authenticator device that will help to keep World of Warcraft accounts secure. Described as "lightweight and waterproof" and attachable to a keyring, the Authenticator will generate a unique six-digit security code...

  • EA Sports unveils "All-Play" line of games
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    EA Sports unveils "All-Play" line of games

    By 27 June 2008

    Electronic Arts has unveiled its new EA Sports All-Play line-up, exclusive for Nintendo Wii. Four popular sports game franchises have been re-designed and re-packaged for the new range, all while keeping the "social gamer" in mind. "The Wii platform and...

  • Ubisoft announces DS-exclusive Prince of Persia
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    Ubisoft announces DS-exclusive Prince of Persia

    By 27 June 2008

    Ubisoft have announced the DS-exclusive, Prince of Persia: The Fallen King, will be available around Christmas this year. With its own independent storyline to complement the Prince of Persia coming out on consoles and PC, The Fallen King utilises the...

  • Virtual Console adds five more retro favourites
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    Virtual Console adds five more retro favourites

    By 27 June 2008

    Nintendo have released the line-up for this week's Virtual Console update. First up, retro gamers will be excited to see the return of Pac-Man in Pac-Attack, originally released on Super Nintendo in 1993. Slightly different to the original, but just as...

  • Top Spin 3 demo on Xbox Live
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    Top Spin 3 demo on Xbox Live

    By 26 June 2008

    If you're a tennis fan, and Wimbledon has had you glued to the TV, then a rather well-timed tennis game, Top Spin 3, has just released a demo on Xbox Live that might take your fancy. Available on all territories, there is a fairly impressive player roster...

  • Zavvi offers tempting 360 bundle
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    Zavvi offers tempting 360 bundle

    By 26 June 2008

    If you've been waiting to take the plunge and buy an Xbox 360, then Zavvi may well have the deal that will push you over the edge. Zavvi has just kicked off its sale, both online and instore, and have got an offer on a rather attractive Xbox 360 bundle....