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Rumoured Art from Criterion’s Need for Speed game [UPDATE]

Need for Speed appears to be returning to its roots for its next outing, leaving behind the Slightly Mad (for sims) Studio and picking up Burnout creators, Criterion. Both Brit studios, I might add. Need for Speed Shift was an impressive … Continue reading

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Heavy Rain release date announced with new screenshots

The latest episode of Qore placed Heavy Rain’s US release date way before the game’s presumed European release, but Sony has now come out to correct these rumours with the PS3 game’s official launch date. HMV and other retailers pinned the game’s UK … Continue reading

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Analyst: PS3 to see sales increase in 2010, Xbox 360 and Wii down

2010 has only just begun, but analysts are already starting to express their opinions on the near future of the gaming industry. Doom and gloom was the order of the day for Sony and the PlayStation 3 before the Slim’s … Continue reading

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Heavy Rain Special Edition Exclusive to HMV in UK

Following the revelation that the UK’s BBFC has rated Heavy Rain with only a 15+ classification, we now have a ’just-about-confirmed’ release date and the further fact that the game’s collector’s edition will be exclusive to HMV in the UK. Priced at … Continue reading

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Gamer catches PS3 thief with remote play

You may have missed this story over the holiday period, but a savvy gamer outsmarted a cheeky theif by using the PS3 and PSP’s remote play capabilities, reportedly. On Wednesday 16th December 2009 PlayStation 3 gamer Psich0m4n claims his apartment was broken … Continue reading

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EA shuts down video game servers prematurely

EA is dropping the bomb on a number of their video game servers, shutting down the online fun for many of their Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 games. The list is after the break and you’ll surprisingly find many … Continue reading

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FFXIII selling as well as, if not better than, PS2 Final Fantasy’s

Initial reports may suggest that the recently released Final Fantasy XIII is selling less than both Final Fantasy X and XII on the PlayStation 2, but do not be deceived, those reports aren’t looking very far beyond their own noses. … Continue reading

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Aliens vs. Predator to release in Australia…uncensored

Well that’s a turn up for the books. Sega has announced that Rebellion’s Aliens vs. Predator will release unscathed in Australia following an appeal of the country’s decision to deny the game classification.  Darren Macbeth, managing director of Sega Australia, breaks … Continue reading

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PS3 OS memory footprint slashed

One of PS3′s original memory weaknesses was its large Operating System memory footprint, but it has once again been slashed. The console originally had an OS footprint of around 120MB’s spread accross both the XDR and DDR Ram, which was soon reduced … Continue reading

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PS3 only current Blu-ray player to support 3D Blu-ray

The title above may not be entirely accurate, but the PlayStation 3 is the only current Blu-ray player referenced by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). The ability to support the new specifications, which requires sending a Full 1080p image to … Continue reading

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