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Oct
10
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Originally Netflix was planning on splitting up into two parts, the new one would be Qwikster



But now they have killed off all plans of Qwikster which would be their DVD rental arm, but originally they also had planned to add Video Gaming rentals!

The big question that was not answered in the email and annoucement that Netflix is no longer splitting up into two companies, is what about Video Game rentals.

No mention of that part was in their annoucement to their loyal customers in regard to killing off the Qwikster plan of it handling all their DVD rentals.

There is many reasons for their backtracing, one the sudden drop of 'stock value', the wave of people cancelling their service, and of course not being able to secure the twitter Qwikster.

But still no reason or annoucement on their plans on 'adding video game rentals'? -- tick,...
Oct
10
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Ubisoft’s new ‘Rocksmith’ video game allows players to learn with real guitars



Laurent Detoc beamed as he pictured the flood of guitarists that Ubisoft will unleash on the world after its innovative Rocksmith video game hits the market this month.

Throw out those cheap plastic guitars, with those nice colored buttons. -- Welcome to 'Rocksmith', plug in real guitars to play with!

Oct
10
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In honor of the 25th year anniversary of Zelda, gamers trying to play all back to back!



Legend of Zelda been around 25 years now, and Nintendo is releasing a whole new adventure for Wii, in honor of those two events, GameCity6 is trying to set a new world record in playing them all!

I am amazed Zelda is still around, 25 years later. The series is still going strong, Nintendo is banking on each time, releasing another new adventure during peak holiday sales.

In honor of these two events, a group of 6 gamers will play tag-team to complete the whole series non-stop from the first game all the way to most recent release, in attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.

Oct
10
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UFC 140 heading to Xbox 360 Live



Starting in December, with UFC 140 you be able to watch all the fights live via your Xbox 360.

There is nothing like the raw blood and battle of the UFC, and it is the #1 in PPV events these days, breaking records each time, so of course Microsoft has signed them up as one of the new 50 streaming video partners, and starting in December you be able to enjoy UFC 140, where Jon Jones will try to take on Lyoto Machida.

Sadly it...
Oct
10
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The studio behind L.A. Noire is basically history, and deep in debt!



Australian government documents reveal the L.A. Noire developer was deeply in debt to its staff and the MotionScan company it worked with on the crime adventure.

The team behind the breath-taking-scenes and amazing storyline of L.A. Noire is basically going to be history soon, I guess no sequel as it looks like even some of the employees are owned money.

Oct
10
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Demo for up-coming Ace Combat Assault Horizon sets new download records on PSN



We all remember Ace Combat, it one of the longest running series of games spanning almost the whole history of video gaming and multiple consoles

There is always a been a love of flying games when it comes to Video Gamer's, and Ace Combat series is no stranger to love, selling over 10 million units over it's lifetime, but the latest version coming soon to PS3 called "Assault Horizon", is set to break even more records, already passing over 1 million downloads of the demos.

Oct
10
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Research shows Video Games help patients in intensive care



The usage of Nintendo Wii in Healthcare, and new research paper recently studied this usage, and it gives it the thumbs up. It does indeed help!

There been few studies done before that some forms of video games can infact help people get better again faster, like from stokes.

But now thanks to some solid research done by John Hopkins, it proves that the Nintendo Wii can help patients in intensive care.

Oct
10
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World's Largest Video Gaming Retailer to Launch it's own Gaming Console!



Times are for sure changing, the biggest retailer of Video Games, plans to launch it's own Gaming Platform, using an existing Andorid Tablet as the Form-Factor!

GameStop, it is the largest Video Gaming retailer in the world. -- In some cases it is hated by its own customers, due to their buying power and exclusive deals they been able to pull off, and second it is hated by Game Publishers themselves as they turned the USED GAME market into multi-billion dollar business, almost to the point publishers are pushing to make used games illegal by law!

Now sources claim GameStop is shopping around for the best, most powerful Android tablet on the market, and they going to buy it up, and make it exclusive, and focus it towards mobile, tablet-based gaming.

Their own platform...
Oct
10
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Upoint Laser is claiming they hold a patent covering the Wii's pointer!

This is not the first time Nintendo been sued over the Wii, first it was ThinkOptics, but now Upoint Laser is going patent-trolling!

Upoint Laser has decided to jump into the 'Let's Sue Nintendo' game, that ThinkOptics started a while ago.

In this case, Upoint claims patent 7,746,321 which covers "controlling movement of a computer display cursor based on a point-of-aim of a pointing device within an interaction region includes projecting an image of a computer display to create the interaction region." is the heart of the problem:

Oct
10
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Our red-capped hero wll don a blue shell with a boomerang.

Mario will get a new power in Super Mario 3D Land, a boomerang suit, according to recently leaked official art.

I have a certain personal love for all the Mario games, well not for Mario, but for the baddies in the games, and this time it looks like thanks to some leaked official art, that Nintendo been kind enough to outfit Mario with a Boomerang and a shell.

I just hope they outfitted the baddies with some equal fighting back skills, as that would not be a fair fight!

NEWS...
Oct
09
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ITU examines future of video gaming



A large international think-tank, predicts the next-gen will have to be ONE BOX, will Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Apple, Google agree?

Everone wants to be the king-of-the-hill, #1 in sales and world marketplace share, the big 3, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft have been fighting it out in the consumer arena for best share of the pie for years, and now even Apple and Google with their mobile gaming push on new high-tech smartphones, it is an outright 5 way war.

Oct
09
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Rumor is Sony is planning on grabbing the 50% of their Joint-Venture!



Sources reported Sony is trying hard to remove Ericsson from their line-up of current smartphones, to make it all Sony branded only!

Wall Street Journal is claiming Sony have been talking to Ericsson about grabbing their 50% stake in their long-time Joint-Venture, to pull all their smartphones into being a Sony ONLY brand.

Some people think this is the right move, even tho it might cost Sony over $1 billion to be able to throw Ericsson name out of their existing products.

Oct
09
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The time isn't right for that style of system, says Sony!

Well that is complete upside-down twist on marketting, maybe they finally figured out the PSP-GO was a total dead-end!

Ever Sony fan, knows the PSP-GO failed 100% when it came to the way Sony when digital-only with their design, and finally it seems they came back to their common sense and are bragging the fact PSVita has support for old-fashion store bought games that you slide into the new advanced memory slot to play, instead of their previous PSP-GO that was all go online and download your games.

Oct
09
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Microsoft busy fine-tuning LakeView for the big Fall 2011 Xbox Live TV Update!

Microsoft is just over a month away from releasing it's huge update that adds 50 new partner apps, but the code seems to be based on a modified version of Silverlight.

Sources claim Microsoft has been sending out developer framework tools to their 50 new TV streaming partners that is basically a modified version of SilverLight, that been codenamed 'LakeView'.

Oct
09
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Minecraft is no longer a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play only exclusive!

Minecraft fans will now be able to enjoy making levels and playing on the vast range of Android devices!

For months Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owners have been loving the fact they can enjoy MineCraft on their devices, now finally the developers behind the hot title have jump onto the Android marketplace, so now everone can enjoy the game, not just Sony fans!

Oct
09
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Some-How By Some-One, Android found pre-installed on HP Fire-Sale Tablets!



It was the fire-sale of the century last month, so much so HP had to quickly dig up more to fill all the orders, well for some reason some of them have Android on them!

HP is very upset, they are rolling mad, and have started digging into matter to see how, where, by whom, and heads just might roll, if they found out the truth.

The problem, well HP had a huge fire-sale, everyone remembers it, dropping the HP Touchpad running WebOS down to $99 and it caused a world-wide buying spree!

Since then 'hackers' have been trying with little success to replace the custom HP WebOS to make it run Google Android instead.

Well now it seems some lucky customers that ordered during the 911 re-stock that HP had to quickly assemble out of parts to fill their over demand of...
Oct
09
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Store in Holland called Mediamarkt has them already!



The new Wii model to replace the old one has an Official name Wii Family Edition, as see by these recent pictures taken by Elvis56 of the new Wii model!

Here is some quick pictures of the new Wii model still in the box as the purchase by Elvis56 was for a friend, but it shows the new name, and this will be replacement model that Nintendo mentioned a few months ago that will lay flat only, and has no Gamecube functions.

NEWS SOURCE: GBAtemp
Oct
08
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DeanK developer of multiMAN has just released his latest tool called discBOOT!

What this does is it makes it easy to convert your backup'ed PS3 to be compatible with his new feature in multiMAN in booting games directly from burned media!


People have been dieing for this work since first days of PS3 Jailbreak and now finally thanks to the hard-thankless-non-stop-amazing-ever-wonderful efforts of Dean, it has finally happen:

Oct
07
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Take That, Wii U - Apple is going to beat you down hard!

With iOS 5, Apple is extending Airplay to any third-party app, allowing iPhones and iPads to serve as wireless game controllers for the Apple TV.

The world was amazed when Nintendo demo'ed their new Wii U Controller that has a large screen inside it, and you can wave it around, and see your own personal screen view on the controller where-as the TV had a much larger picture like in the case of multi-player games!

But maybe Nintendo showed their hand too early, as it seems Apple has beat them down to punch-line, with their up-coming iOS 5 release next week, you can do the same thing but even better as it works for up to 4 players, and you can use any of the existing Apple devices, iPad, iTouch, iPhone, iPod.

Oct
07
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Finally the old classic Crysis game remade for Consoles, but along with tons of protection



Everyone been waiting for the classic Crysis to launch on the X360 and PS3 online stores today, but quickly people found out it has some tough DRM buried into it!

It been a coming for a while now, but it seems EA has decided to ramp up the DRM protection when it comes to 'game-sharing'.

Their new Crysis which is only available online thru Xbox 360 store, comes it seems with some heavy DRM protection, the kind that got Ubisoft in hot-water over, as it has one of those constant ever 10 minute checks for online internet connection, even if you playing the off-line single-player mode of the game.