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Oct
22
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Thanks to his partnership with 505, Michael Phelps has produced the first swimming game using Kinect



'Push the Limit' is played without any controllers, allowing players to move their bodies to replicate swimming styles like backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke and virtually swim in competitions!

In Michael Phelphs: Push the Limit, you can stand and flap your arms and pretend you are swimming like a pro, or drowning like a looser in a race across the olympic pool.

Oct
22
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It is justice and sad murder case, but even more sad everone is blaming video games!



A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing his infant 1-month-old son because he bothered him (started crying) while he was playing his video games!

If this crazy man didn't use 'video games' as the reason he committed murder, the media would have never care it would just be another murder to be throw on the back page, but because it involves 'video games', it was spreaded across the big newspapers and on the 'net everplace.

Oct
22
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Recently, Gitbrew.org released some tools to making recovering your PSN content easier, it based on earlier work and the information compiled by Mallory recently on NPDRM, this tool set just makes it a little more automated, and remarkably simple to re-enable your legally purchased PSN titles!


Oct
22
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The team of developers over at Gitbrew.org have released a neat little package that should able some PS3 owners to recover their 'bricks'...


Oct
22
Developer Condorstrike has updated his amazing Solar 3D screensaver to v2.4, it contains mostly graphical improvements, but is worth the upgrade!


NEWS SOURCE:...
Oct
22
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Due to various reasons with the super hot news stories, we were having major 'server' issues.

They should finally be solved now, because if you reading this message it means you viewing the site on the new super-fast multi-core dedicated server!


Sorry for the long downtime and setup, but it will be worth it in the end, we got tons of great news to post over the weekend.

Enjoy!

-=(GaryOPA)=-
Oct
21
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Sony has revealed that revenue from the PSN has increased 14% since the global outage in April



Sony has also enjoyed a halo effect, as it has signed up 800,000 new customers to its cloud-based Music Unlimited service and increased revenue by 5% on its Video Unlimited pay-per-view movies service

Well I guess the 'Welcome Back' program worked, Sony claims overall their PSN revenue is up 14% even after the big huge one-month downtime caused earlier this year by unknown hackers, that caused Sony to lose over 77 million personal customer details including 'credit cards'.

Oct
21
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Been wondering how big the Xbox 360's high resolution texture pack for Battlefield 3 is?



Wonder no longer. As you have already heard Battlefied 3 is shipping on two discs for the Xbox 360, if you low on HDD space or have one of those 4GB models, be warned you will NOT be seeing any HD-res

As most of you know by now, Battlefield 3 comes on two discs for the Xbox 360, the second one contains the high resolution texture pack, and if you wish to play BF3 on your 360 with the same graphics as the PS3 you need to install the HD pack to your 360 HDD!

Oct
21
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And the Winner is?



Just like the Oscars, but only the 'gaming world', the Golden Joystick Awards is now completed with over 2 million votes casted for the 29th edition which took place earlier today in London!

An one thousand better then the Oscars, the Golden Joystick awards have been running almost as long as I been an video gamer, and now with this year's 29th edition, we have the winners direct from the event in London, with Portal 2 taking home the "Alienware Ultimate Game Of The Year", after going thru the over 2.06 million votes that were casted!

Oct
21
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Nintendo Announces New 3D Music Videos, 3D Animation and update to allow 3D video capture

3DS and Wii owners will soon have the ability to access all their favorite TV shows & movies, via Hulu Plus. By the end of Novermber, 3DS will be updated to allow up to 10 minutes of 3D video capture!

Nintendo's 3DS online press conference is over, and here is the highlights from their 'press release', basically 3DS and Wii owners will be getting Hulu Plus if you willing to spend $7.99 per month for it, not sure if you can use the subscription on both your Wii and 3DS, but I doubt it. And by the end of November, 3DS will get a system update to allow you to capture up to 10 minutes of 3D video, and create your own 3D stop-montion animation videos. Here is the rest of their announcement:

Oct
20
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Report by EEDAR breaks down the reasons why 49% of video gamers still don't buy DLC



EEDAR also expects DLC revenue to surpass $1 billion in 2012. So overall DLC usage is growing, but still a large percent almost HALF don't touch it for various reasons, the biggest being 'privacy'

DLC usage is growing on consoles, and the EEDAR has produced annual report called "Deconstructing DLC Report", here are some of the key points of it:

Oct
20
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Video Gamer Preyed On Boy, age 11 <- That is how the media been spinning this court case



An young adult has pleaded guilty to 3 charges of sending sexually offensive & indecent text to an boy. Although the text were sent via phone & social networks the media has chosen to blame GTA for it

As usual, Video Games are getting blamed for this very bad and sick person's behavior, and of course GTA gets singled out for being a 'violent, anything goes' type of game making people think criminal and inappropriate behavior seem normal!

Oct
20
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I start developing PS3MFW Builder 0.2.1 a few mouths ago, and since then it's just laying around my computer.
It's fully working, only one function should rewritten.



Features:
Settings:
- Choose language.
- Select Temp folder.
- Select PS3_KEYS folder.
- Save/Default all the settings, including selected/unselected tasks, original/modified firmware paths, theme and so on.
- For developers: you can restart PS3MFW Builder by pressing <Shift-R>.

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Languages:
I added the option to translate PS3MFW Builder to any language, including RTL, unique symbols and so on..
Thanks to eussNL for creating most of the translations.

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You can also easiely create your own translation, all the text it stored in an .xml file....
Oct
19
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HD Version of the Legendary Arcade Video Game Coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade and PSN in January 2012



After 9 long years of no NFL Blitz action, and football turning into a boring event with the league cracking down on helmet-to-helmet hits and violent collisions. Thankfully NFL Blitz is returning!

Come this year's Super Bowl if it turns out to be boring thanks to ESPN not wanting any FUN in the game any more, or your friends come over early before the game, or too drunk to drive home, you can dig out the XBOX 360 or turn on your PS3 and login and download NFL Blitz, and relive the days of the '90s when football was violent and nasty, and NFL Blitz was pure-non-stop-action but now it will be in full HD instead of outdated graphics.

Oct
19
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Welcome to 'Life of George' where you build a real-life Lego character to match the virtual iOS one!



You spend $29.99 at your nearest LEGO supplier, and you get a building mat, and 144 lego bricks and one cute little iOS app that rates your accuracy and speed in building various physical characters!

You are bored at 'lunch hour', you need a break from hard 'homework', whatever the reason, reach into your desk drawer, pull out a bunch of lego bricks, push away your keyboard, grab a cup coffee and your iPhone, and go inside the world of George, and you quickly assemble the various characters on your building mat, and then snap a picture of it, and get rated on your design accuracy and speed.