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An amazing mod to get you in shape



Some clever guys have managed to modify an exercise bike to be able to control the original Super Nes' Mario Kart.

Do you love Mario Kart? Did you ever play it riding an exercise bike? Sure you didn't but now you can take a look at how it would be!.

A Github project with and old SNES controller, an ArDuino board and an excercise bike made the magic converting the dust-collector bike into a real cool retro-controller.

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It will start on May 1



Sony wants you to drive a real car in the Dubai 24 hour race next January.

Sony has just announced that GT Academy 2012 will start on May 1, with the release of a special Gran Turismo demo just for this event. The online qualification event will be completely free to play so you won't need a copy of the Gran Turismo 5 game.

The competition will start with “a set of exclusive challenges that should be a lot of fun whether you’ve played Gran Turismo before or whether you are coming to the game as a complete newbie.”

After this part of the competition, the national finals await. The winner will drive in the Dubai 24 hour race next January. You can check the countries taking part this year in the EU Playstation Blog webpage, linked below.

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Several users are reporting bugs in the recently released Xbox 360 game



Fez, was launched last week on Xbox Live with huge success, unfortunately users are reporting big bugs that could lead the game to become unplayable under certain situations.

The retro game Fez, that was launched the last week on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 is having issues. The users are reporting problems and bugs everywhere, some of them so important that made the game unplayable.

Here is what the official website is announcing:

Apr
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A CV reveals



Microsoft is decided to implement a new strategy to 'further monetize' Xbox Live subscribers this year

According to a CV spotted in the popular social-business network LinkedIn, Microsoft wants to implement a new policy to monetize even more Xbox Live users.

It is not detailed how are they planning to implement this but ideas around the internet are talking about dropping the MS Points and use standard currencies, mandatory online pass system for all the games or even price increasing on subscriptions.

Anyway, this are all suppositions and we don't know for sure until Microsoft makes an official announcement.

NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/praveen-rutnam/5/30/18a
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://www.computerandvideogames.co...er-monetize-xbox-live-subscribers-cv-reveals/

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Your progression, stats and more in the palm of your hand



Finally, EA releases the so demanded Battlelog App of Battlefield 3 for iOS devices.

Good new soldiers, the official Battlelog App of Battlefield 3 is now available in the App Store for all iOS devices out there. And it's free! With it, you can view your stats, multiplayer progression, unlocks, friends, news and much more.

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The devs behind Lost Planet 3 talk



Spark Unlimited have revealed that they are also working on another established TPS with horror elements for PS3 and Xbox 360

A job listing on Gamasutra has revealed that Spark Unlimited, the devs behind Lost Planet 3, Call of Duty: Finest Hour and more, are working on another game from an established third-person shooter/slasher franchise.

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You can download it now on Steam



Naval War: Arctic Circle demo is already available to download via Steam.

The game was released some days ago but now there is a demo available to download via Steam. This demo of Naval War: Arctic Circle brings us six tutorial missions and the first two missions of the OTAN campaign. Now you can try the game before buying it:

APP STORE LINK: http://store.steampowered.com/app/200050/

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for another news story!
Apr
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Too sexy...



Alisa Amiella from God Eater Burst is getting a new figure.

The sexy Alisa Amiella character of God Eater Burst is getting a new sexy figure, this figure is 1/7 scale and is part of the PLUM (Pretty Lovely Unique Mechanism) series. The figure will be released this July with a price of ¥8,190.

Check out below the figure:

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NEWS SOURCE: http://andriasang.com/con0o2/god_eater_burst_alisa/

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
Apr
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Physical release of the game confirmed for Europe



Sony confirms that the game will have a boxed release in addition to the digital distribution through Playstation Network

Good news we have here. It appears that the PS Vita game that everyone wants since its release in Japan, Gravity Rush is finally going to have a boxed version in Europe with its beautiful blue case in addition to the previously announced "only digital distributed".

The game is coming on June 13th in Europe.

According to MCVUK:

Apr
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Tim Cook visited Valve's installations for inspiration



Several reports claim that Apple is preparing not only an Smart TV but a game console integrated on it

Exciting news we have here. It appears that Tim Cook, Apple's actual CEO after the passing of Steve Jobs, was spotted in at least two occasions visiting Valve's headquarters searching for inspiration for a future project.

The rumors, are talking about Apple considering entering the home console market launching one of its own with touch and movement controls like Microsoft's Kinect.

Furthermore, it could be integrated in the "upcoming" Smart TV they are supposedly going to release in the near future.

According to CultofMac that got the exclusive:

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The strongest arm of the retailer has been sold



290 and 1000 jobs saved thanks to deal with OpCapita and Cherrilux Investments

We have more news about GAME. After surviving the crisis almost in the edge in the UK, now we have been informed that the strongest arm of the retailer which are the Iberian stores has been sold to Cherrilux Investments. This deal has saved future jobs cuts and closure of stores in Spain and Portugal.

According to MCVUK:

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For 'Whole New Gaming Experiences'



Valve's job posting reveals intentions of making the so rumored Steam's console

Some time ago we informed you about a juicy rumor of Valve interested in releasing his own hardware "console" to compete with Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.

Now, we are getting more info about the project that we know it is a reality according to a job posting requiring hardware engineers. Look:

Apr
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Version 1.01 is now available



If you have a Playstation Vita and use Facebook, it will be updated to version 1.01.

The Playstation Vita Facebook app is now updated to version 1.01 and it comes with new features like the possibility of uploading pictures, you can also tag your photos now.

The new features are:

- Page support
- Photo tags
- Support of all system languages
- Upload photos on News Feed and Wall


NEWS SOURCE: http://www.videogamer.com/news/ps_vita_facebook_app_updated.html
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The HUGE arcade machine from Square Enix



Thanks to 4Gamer we can now watch some new screenshots of this action arcade game.

4Gamer has released a few screenshots of Gunslinger Stratos, the Square Enix's arcade gun combat game. If you can read japanese, you can read also the 4Gamer's impressions of the game in the link below.

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They are real and you can play with them



Thanks to Fangamer you can enjoy with Legend of Zelda playing cards with your friends.

Artist Nelde made last year a little concept joining the world of Zelda and playing cards. Now, this crazy project is real thanks to the guys at Fangamer. If you're a true Zelda fan you'll love this playing cards, you can buy a deck for $15.

Each suit of the cards is replaced with something from the Zelda realm, even the face cards are represented by Zelda characters, also the backsides of the cards are Zelda-themed.

Check the link below to see more pictures and more info about this Zelda playing cards.

NEWS SOURCE: http://www.fangamer.net/products/cards-of-legend
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The game comes with new features



Little Battler eXperience Explosive Boost will be released finally on July 5 for Nintendo 3DS.

Level-5 revealed today the final release date for Little Battler eXperience Explosive Boost. The game will arrive on July 5 for Nintendo 3DS with a price of ¥4,400, a bit lower than the retail price of 3DS games.

Explosive Boost is a 3DS version of the last year's Psp game Little Battler eXperience Boost. This new game adds touch controls, six player support via wireless and a new and updated interface.

Check out the official website of the game linked below.

OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.danball-senki.jp/baku-boost/index.html

NEWS SOURCE: http://andriasang.com/con0o0/danbol_senki_3ds_date/

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for another news story!
Apr
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Zombies and J'avo



Capcom have detailed two primary enemies from the upcoming Resident Evil 6.

Capcom have revealed some info about two Resident Evil 6 enemies, zombies and J'avo.

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Zombies will appear again in this new Resident Evil game, but they have evolved as they'll be able to run, jump and make use of weapons.

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But the real menace will arrive with J'avo. J'avo is a new enemy for this Resident Evil 6 and he has intelligence, J'avo enemies understand language and work in groups. They can wield advanced weapons and heal themselves if injured. They can also change into different forms during regeneration, so be careful out there guys.

Both, zombies and J'avo emerge from the same C-Virus. Those who are infected with...