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Oct
07
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Two of the most anticipated devices, Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab, the LTE version, have been announced



These handsets will offer high-speed 4G connectivity and feature a speedy dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz

Two of the most anticipated devices, Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab, the LTE version, have been announced by the Korean company. According to the press release, the LTE models of the Android-based Galaxy S2 smartphone and Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be unveiled this week at IFA tradeshow in Berlin.

These handsets will offer high-speed 4G connectivity and feature a speedy dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The S2 is getting a bigger size, sporting a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a performant 8 megapixel camera on the back, NFC support and running on Android 2.3.

The LTE edition of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is incredible portable, weighing 455...
Oct
07
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DLC will be making its way to the 3DS and Wii U



This DLC will be more selective than on other platforms and will avoid 'low quality' DLC

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata has confirmed that paid DLC will be making its way to the 3DS and Wii U by the end of the year. However, this DLC will be more selective than on other platforms and will avoid 'low quality' DLC such as unlocking keys and the like.

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Oct
07
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Maxconsole's Top Spin 4 review in 120 seconds

Top Spin is back with 25 licensed tennis greats from the modern and past era's.

Bosting an improved online modes, a whole host of licensed tennis courts and innovative controls, Top Spin 4 is aiming to take this genre to the next level. Find out if serves up an ace in our 120 second review.

ACE

+ Licensed players and courts. Legendary characters such as Pete Sampras included as well as modern greats such as Roger Federer. Great variation in the available courts, including the Rod Laver arena and the O2 arena.

+ Fun gameplay that all skill levels can enjoy. Tapping the buttons seems to place the ball close to the line, but holding it for longer gives things less precision but more power.

+ Great online modes. Majority of the time matchmaking is pain free and simple. Online world tour is...
Oct
07
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Crown3DS becomes the first to announce a Flashcard for 3DS



Well that didn't long it seems a new company called Crown3DS has produced a Flashcard for running hacked games on the new Nintendo 3DS unit!

When Nintendo announced to the world that they were releasing a new portable DS unit called 3DS with better graphics, new cartridge format and of course 3D screens, they also claimed it was "un-hack'able" and they had alot more protection in the new design.

Well it seems a group of 'hackers' calling themselves "Crown3DS" have developed a flashcart that can run 3DS games, as they recently released a video showing proof of their 'hack' by playing "Splinter Cell 3D" from their 'hacking device'.

Nintendo has been famous in the past for lawsuits and raiding shop owners that carry the world-famous R4 flashcarts for their older DS portable units, so...
Oct
07
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It seems pretty rare to associate Nintendo with a loss ....

It reported a quarter 1 loss of $480m most recently and had to slash its profit expectations by 82%

It seems pretty rare to associate Nintendo with a loss, but that is what happened in their latest quarter. It reported a quarter 1 loss of $480m most recently and had to slash its profit expectations by 82%.

One of the major reasons for the loss was the 3DS which didn't sell as well as expected, with just 700,000 units officially sold for the quarter.
Oct
07
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Stop Playing Video Games! Get a Job! Get Married! Be a Man!

Famous CNN writer Williiam Bennett wrote an article recently regarding the decline of the American male, and he basically blames Video Games!

Media loves to stir up trouble, and what better way to take it out on our Video Gamers that loved playing Video Games. And William Bennett from CNN does it full force, slaming video games twice in his article about why man is failing in life and women been slowly taking over all the big jobs and running the show!

Oct
07
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Attempt to be made today to break the all-time Video Game Costume Record

A group of people are dressing up as their favorite video game characters today in Milwaukee in an attempt to break the old record of 376 from 2009!

If you ever been to a convention like Comic-Con or other large fan con's, you will always see people dressing up as a character, and in some cases they even hold large contests and give out prizes.

In this case a group of over 450 are meeting in Milwaukee at an online costume company BuySeasons Inc. in an attempt to smash the old standing record of 376 from a gaming covention in London back in May 2009.

Video games planning to be represented will be from Pac-Man, Tomb Raider, Angry Birds, God of War, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, And Super Mario Bros.

I hope everthing works out later today, and Guinness whom is also going to be...
Oct
07
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Microsoft has officially declared what many have known to be true for a long time now!

Microsoft changes their product support page today, to basically releasing a short statement, that the Zune brand is now a piece of history!

We all knew this day would be coming, it been a while since Microsoft released any update on their Zune portable media players, but now today the slow-dieing days are finally over, they driven the last stake thru it's touch screen and replace their product support page with this simple RIP statemen:

Oct
07
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The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was signed today!

Major countries met today in Japan and signed the ACTA, which is trade agreement aimed at stopping all forms of counterfeiting world-wide!

Today marks a change in the way international trade and shipping will be handled between various countries, for over a few years USA has been pushing a number of other countries to meet in secret and work out a new trade agreement that would stamp out all forms of counterfeiting world-wide, and today in Japan, 8 major counteries (Canada, Australia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and the United States) signed this historic agreement called ACTA aka (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement).

Now each of those countries have to intruduce the necessary legislation to implement the agreement, and some countries already have like Canada...
Oct
07
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'Human error' to blame for footage from video game in a TV documentary

Opps we goofed, and thought a youtube video of a video game was infact from a real life event!

Recently ITV aired launch a new TV show called "Exposure" and was watched by over 1.3 million viewers, well alot of those viewers soon saw their big mistake, they used footage from a game called "Arma II" regarding a helicopter being shooted-down instead of finding the real historial footage of the event they were trying to "exposure".

At least they admitted it this week, and pulled the show until they can edit out what they are calling "a case of human error", but below is still a similar youtube clip we found of the fake footage, really can someone think this clip was real or was it just plain being lazy to find the real historial footage after hyping it up they had actual real-life...
Oct
07
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Sports Illustrated models to spice up NFS:Run

Does having two sexy, sultry, reallife swimsuit models buried into a new racing game as opponents equal hot sales!

I always been a fan of the Need For Speed series, but their next edition is going to include two real-life swimsuits models Irina Shayk and Christine Teigen as your sexy, sulty opponents going up against you for the coast-to-coast dash in the run for the $25 million prize.

Of course the real story here is not just "hot women" and "hot cars", is the fact in-game advertisting is becoming big business, with less and less people watching TV on a daily basis and instead spending big bucks on video games to play for hours on end, companies like in this case Sports Illustrated are using it to gain more subscribers in fact if you already a fan of their mag you can buy the game for only $49.95 and get...
Oct
07
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Research finds kids can sometimes use video games to escape problems with parents

If your kids are doing nothing but playing video games all day, does that make you a bad parent?

Hot on the heels of recent research paper that linked release of violent games that can infact reduce crime, we have a different research paper this one claims there is link between the amount of time your kids or young youth still living at home spend in playing video games and how they treat their parents or how they parents treat them.

Oct
07
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Experts claims in new study that violent games can infact reduce crime

Recently in research study done on violent video games like Manhunt and GTA, experts stated they can 'reduce crime' for a period after their release!

Here is twist in news, normally the media blames violent crimes on those that like playing 'video games' which are nothing but pure violent like Manhunt or GTA4, but a recent research paper released has top experts claiming that there is period of less violent crimes after a bad video game is released, maybe because those same criminals are too busy shooting virtual baddies instead of real ones!

Of course if you read the full in-depth legal study as this was used in some recent high-profile murder cases, they still are blaming violent crimes overall, but I personally find it neat that they had to admit there is decrease in crime...
Oct
07
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Maybe the end soon of modding consoles!

Canada Govt. tables new copyright law that is worse then DMCA!

The Canadian Federal Government tabled a new copyright law this morning called C-11 that have many changes, the worse part is the fact it will be federal crime once it becomes law to break or circumvent digital locks for any reason, even if you have the right under the new law for personal usage if means bypassing the digital lock, you will be subject to large fines and possible jail time!

This has not been the first time Canada been trying to pass a DMCA type law, but this time around the current govt. has a majority of seats so most likely it will be passed before Christmas?

Does this mean the death of modding Video Gaming Consoles within Canada, even for your own personal usage, as even importing the tools to do so will be illegal?

NEWS...
Oct
06
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yvrig over at PS3News has been nice enough to spend his valuable hours making a new 'homebrew' game called Jetman Revival Remake for all of us to enjoy on our Sony Jailbroken PS3 Consoles!


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Oct
06
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Well time again, for you know what, another unofficial repack build of Showtime by none other then RedSquirrel87 himself!


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Oct
06
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DeanK is in the progress of releasing another big update to his ever amazing multiMAN app!

Lots of improvements, you and now even launch correctly PS3 games that have been burned to DVD-R and BD-R! (saves using up space on your HDD)

Amazing as always! :)


Oct
06
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Alot of New Age Gamers love playing old Atari 2600 games!

Almost every gamer knows about the Atari 2600′s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, but apparently there was another Extra Terrestrials game developed for the system!

Almost every gamer alive remembers the Atari 2600, and alot of the hardcore ones have a complete copy of all their ROM's (even tho illegal still), just to relive old memories and play them on their newer Video Gaming Consoles or PC's.

But now thanks to an unknown donor, a retro museum has received a gift, a unknown long-lost Atari 2600 game, maybe the last one ever produced, here is what the musuem owner had to say about it:

Oct
05
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facanferff has released another amazing plugin for Showtime on your PS3, this one is for the Muzu.TV, a site filled with tons of Music Videos!


Oct
05
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Again the team of developers behind the commerical PS3 Jailbreak dongle called Cobra USB has done another FIRST in the PS3 'scene', they have somehow enabled the internal PSP emulator to be able to play more games they Sony originally set it up to do so, and fixed some bugs, and made it work with ISO's, just like they been able to do previously with PS1 and PS2 support.

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