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  • Sony releases evolution of PlayStation videos in build up to PS4 launch
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    Sony releases evolution of PlayStation videos in build up to PS4 launch

    By 18 February 2013

    Sony has published a selection of videos charting the history of the PlayStation from its launch in 1995, all the way up until now. As part of the PR push to the launch of what we hope is the PS4 on 20 February, the videos show everything you would want...

  • PlayStation 2 hits retirement age in Japan
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    PlayStation 2 hits retirement age in Japan

    By 28 December 2012

    The PlayStation 2 was a game-changer, and that's an indisputable fact. At the time it launched, consoles were a more niche pursuit than they are today, and it was really Sony's second-generation console that helped turn that around. But now, after 12...

  • PlayStation 2 portable goes on sale
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    PlayStation 2 portable goes on sale

    By 25 February 2011

    The Sony PlayStation 2 was, and still is an absolute classic; so what better way to honour your beloved console than to mod it. Queue the PlayStation 2 portable. This cracking effort from English modder techknott encases the relatively bulky dimensions...

  • Made for PlayStation?
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    Made for PlayStation?

    By 27 July 2010

    Gamers could be about to see a barrage of official third party accessories for the PlayStation 3, PS2, and PSP thanks to a new initiative from Sony. Similar to the "Made for iPod" sticker that iPod accessory makers slap over their products, Sony has said...

  • FIFA 11 brings personality to the franchise
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    FIFA 11 brings personality to the franchise

    By 9 June 2010

    We have been extremely impressed with the last two FIFA games, FIFA 10 and FIFA World Cup 2010, which have overtaken the Pro Evolution Soccer games in our affections for both style and substance. And it doesn't seem that Electronic Arts is going to let...

  • DJ Hero gets full tracklisting
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    DJ Hero gets full tracklisting

    By 6 October 2009

    Activision has finally ponied up the full tracklisting for DJ Hero, and it comprises 93 exclusive mashups that span rock, rap, techno, house, pop, indie, psychadelia and classical tracks. Here's the full list, but before you start scrolling, you might...

  • Playstation Network has 27 million accounts
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    Playstation Network has 27 million accounts

    By 2 September 2009

    Sony's Playstation Network now has 27 million registered accounts, CEO Howard Stringer told journalists at Sony's IFA press conference. The service, delivers online gaming and digital media to subscribers - much like Microsoft's Xbox Live. It can also...

  • The evolution of the PlayStation games console
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    The evolution of the PlayStation games console

    By 18 August 2009

    It all began back in 1986 when the brand was first created as a joint venture between Nintendo and Sony. Nintendo had been looking into CD-based gaming and at both Sony and Philips who had been developing a technology known as CD-ROM/XA - an extension...

  • Logitech G27 Racing Wheel announced
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    Logitech G27 Racing Wheel announced

    By 17 August 2009

    Logitech has just dropped us word of an upgrade to its G25 steering wheel controller called the G27. It's pretty much the same thing, except for a few improvements to the original design. Firstly, the G27 has six buttons on the face of the wheel, compared...

  • DJ Hero gets "Renegade Edition"
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    DJ Hero gets "Renegade Edition"

    By 29 July 2009

    DJ Hero has been granted its very own premium version in the form of the "Renegade Edition", which adds a load of bells and whistles to the regular DJ Hero package. Not actual bells and whistles, you understand, though that'd probably work in some of...

  • VIDEO: DJ Jazzy Jeff named as DJ Hero character
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    VIDEO: DJ Jazzy Jeff named as DJ Hero character

    By 28 July 2009

    DJ Jazzy Jeff has been announced for the turntable version of Guitar Hero - DJ Hero. Joining DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip, Grandmaster Flash, DJ AM and others, DJ Jazzy Jeff will become a playable character in the game. The DJ will also provide exclusive mixes...

  • SingStar: Take That announced
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    SingStar: Take That announced

    By 5 June 2009

    Get ready for your inner 13-year-old-girl to squeal, because SingStar: Take That has been announced by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. It'll be landing on these shores in late 2009, on the PS3 and PS2, but a special Take That pack will be coming to...

  • Latest Harry Potter game dated
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    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...

  • Logitech launches black edition PlayStation Guitar Hero controller
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    Logitech launches black edition PlayStation Guitar Hero controller

    By 13 May 2009

    Logitech has announced the launch of a "black edition" of its wireless guitar controller for PS2s and 3s, licensed by Activision for its Guitar Hero games. With a wood neck and body, a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets, the new controller is said to...

  • 32 million consoles sold in the UK in the last decade
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    32 million consoles sold in the UK in the last decade

    By 23 April 2009

    The UK has splashed out for a whopping 32 million games consoles as of January 2009, states stats company Gfk Chart Track. The figure is the combined UK lifetime sales of the PS2, DS, PSP, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii consoles, but does not take into account...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Asda offers games for under £10
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    Daily Tech Deal: Asda offers games for under £10

    By 15 April 2009

    Today's Daily Tech Deal is for those of you who are currently choosing to "staycation" rather than going out in our more cost conscious times. Asda is currently offering a ton of games for under a tenner, so you can rack up a fair few hours of indoor...

  • David Reeves to retire as SCEE president and CEO
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    David Reeves to retire as SCEE president and CEO

    By 15 April 2009

    Sony has announced that David Reeves, president, CEO and co-COO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and the deputy president of Sony Computer Entertainment will retire as of 30 April. Reeves joined Sony's European operations in 1995, moving back to...

  • PlayStation 2 gets price drop
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    PlayStation 2 gets price drop

    By 31 March 2009

    Sony has announced that it is dropping the price of its PlayStation 2 console in America following rumours that a "big" announcement was expected on Tuesday. From 1 April US gamers looking to pick up the console will have to find just $99 to get their...

  • Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock announced
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    Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock announced

    By 24 March 2009

    Harmonix has announced the Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock, a bundle of 20 more tracks to help you expand your Rock Band music library. Developed in the US for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and Wii, the Track Pack will be compatible with both Rock Band and...

  • EA details Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
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    EA details Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

    By 12 March 2009

    EA has announced Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, offering the U.S. Open, a USGA championship, and the USGA's Rules of Golf for the first time in the franchise's history. Whether you're a golfing pro or just swinging and hoping, EA promises an "authentic golf...

  • Rock Band 2 dated for PS3, PS2 and Wii in Europe
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    Rock Band 2 dated for PS3, PS2 and Wii in Europe

    By 27 February 2009

    Harmonix has announced that Rock Band 2 will eventually see a European release for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii in the next few months. While these consoles have had this privilege for some time in America, the game has been an Xbox-exclusive...

  • Activision announces Bakugan game in development
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    Activision announces Bakugan game in development

    By 25 February 2009

    Activision has announced that it is to develop games based on the hit toy and action animated television series Bakugan. The first Bakugan game will be released for Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and the PS3 in the Autumn of 2009. Bakugan tells...

  • "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis" skin complaint identified
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    "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis" skin complaint identified

    By 25 February 2009

    Following Wiitis, another gaming-related malady has been identified by medical experts, this time a skin complaint. The newly named condition is dubbed "PlayStation palmar hidradenitis" and has got an official mention in the British Journal of Dermatology....

  • PlayStation Network accounts hits 20 million milestone
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    PlayStation Network accounts hits 20 million milestone

    By 25 February 2009

    Sony has announced that the total number of registered accounts on PlayStation Network worldwide has exceeded 20 million as of 20 February, 2009. The registered accounts on PlayStation Network reached 5 million in 1 year and 2 months, 10 million in 1...

  • Activision confirms new Indiana Jones game
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    Activision confirms new Indiana Jones game

    By 5 February 2009

    Activision has announced that a new Indiana Jones game is in development for a late spring release this year. Set to be released for both the Wii and DS, as well as the PSP and PS2, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings will see a globe-trotting Indy in...