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Using a neat JavaScript function in your bookmarks!



The Vita doesn't support HTML5, which means no YouTube videos, but there's a neat trick so you can download them easily and watch them later!

As you may know, the PS Vita browser doesn't support HTML5, so that means you aren't able to watch YouTube videos.

Well, while you wait for an official YouTube app (if ever), here's a neat trick so you can "download" them directly from your browser and watch them later:

May
26
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The project will catalog and share Android malware



Researchers at NC State, have announced the 'Android Malware Genome Project', which could boost collaborative threat analysis.

The Android Malware Genome Project is an effort led by by researchers at NC State.

This one aims to unravel the constituent parts of Android malware and figure out how it all fits together.

They hope it will eventually pave the way for coming up with better and more proactive defense mechanisms.

May
26
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The zombies are near...



We're 130 days away from Resident Evil 6 but the boxart is already here.

Capcom has revealed the boxart of the awaited Resident Evil 6.

We're 130 days away from the release date (October 2) but we can see the box of the new Resident Evil game for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Well the boxart is just the logo but... WTH? It's a Resident Evil game and we love it :D

Check the boxart below:

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NEWS SOURCE: Resident Evil 6 box-art released (via)...
May
26
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EB Games, Amazon and GameStop bonuses



Some retailers are already unveiling the Halo 4 pre-order bonuses.

Some retailers are already revealing the Halo 4 pre-order bonuses.

EB Games (Canada) will offer us a camo-style battle rifle and festive armor suit skins, Amazon will offer the "Web" armor skin and Play puts Master Chief in the "Deadeye" helmet skin while GameStop will offer us the "Forest" armor skin.

Check below all the known pre-order bonuses for the awaited Halo 4:...
May
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The game was delayed in NA and Europe, but it's still coming soon in Japan



A launch trailer for the game already? Looks like Sega Japan decided to release it early, although the game is coming in July (in Japan)...

As we informed you, the Platinum Games beat 'em up was delayed again in North America and Europe and there's no release date for these territories.

However, the game is still coming this July in Japan, and SEGA decided to release the game's launch trailer... way early.

So, if you are a bit mad because of the delay, watch this four minutes of all-out action with a peek at guest character Bayonetta at the end!

Remember, this one is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Also, a demo hits Japan on May 31 (but has...
May
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...and a few things you can do to protect yourself.



An interesting article by 'Hacked On Xbox' shows us how and why XBL accounts are getting broken into. Also, Microsoft advices how to protect your account.

As you may know, Xbox 360 owners have been complaining of a surge in account thefts, like in the FIFA Phishing incident.

At first believed to be the result of hacks in relation to EA's FIFA series, it's now looking more likely to be the result of a widespread scam run by shady types out to either make money or score cheap games.

Now, a victim, Susan Taylor, was somehow contacted by members of the jacking community and tipped her off to sites and forums where "jackers" congregate and trade.

There, she discovered a "black market" forum where members sell stolen Xbox Live accounts, and was also able to "learn" the techniques on...
May
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The game is now available in Europe and soon in NA!



Codemasters has released the launch trailer for their new racing game 'spin-off' DiRT Showdown. Check it out inside!

DiRT Showdown is now available on the XBOX 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in Europe, and will launch early next month in North America.

Now, Codemasters has released the game's launch trailer.

It has been received with "good" reviews, with an average of 76.82% on Gamerankings (XBOX 360 version).

There's also a demo of the game up Online if the...
May
25
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Yet another update for the Module 2!



The BoxZii team has released another update for their ODDE FW - v1.7 is out and adds a couple of new nice features!

Just a few days after the launch of v1.6, the BoxZii team just released another FW update for their ODDE (Optical Drive Disk Emulator).

v1.7 is out and it's also aimed for Module 2. Here's the changelog:

Remember to use something like USBImageTools to do the update.

Download it HERE!

NEWS SOURCE: BoxZii (via) Official Site

Our thanks to...
May
25
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'More modern tech' allows Wii U Colonial Marines to be better visually...



According to Gearbox’s Brian Burleson the Wii U version of the upcoming FPS Aliens:Colonial Marines will visually 'be better' than its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 counterparts.

In a recent Eurogamer interview with senior producer Brian Burleson, he described the Wii U as a "powerful, powerful machine", following similar comments from the company CEO.

He insisted Gearbox has managed to get Aliens: Colonial Marines "singing" on the machine.

May
25
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They will continue Online 'for the foreseeable future'.



If you didn't know, Demon's Souls' servers were all set to go to sleep on May 31st, 2012, however, Atlus has announced that they will stay on, at least in the US.

Demon's Souls, the action RPG developed by From Software for the PS3 and released back in 2009, will continue with its Online service thanks to Atlus, as the servers are going to be extended "for the foreseeable future".

If you didn't know, they were all set to go to sleep on May 31st, 2012, but it looks like Atlus decided to "keep the fun alive" -at least in the US-.

Demon's Souls basically allows you to play online with other players, for PVP purposes, and for co-op play as well (both directly and indirectly, through in-game "notes" and tips left by other players).

This is what Atlus' Tim Pivnicny,...
May
25
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The PC game won't be released as planned



Funcom's MMO The Secret World has been delayed by two weeks to July 3 alleging 'market reasons'

Yet Another delay to report this evening, of another game moving down to a Summer time release.

Funcom has announced that The Secret World for PC was pushed back to July 3rd due to market reasons.

According to CVG:

You have more info in the link below.

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May
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Due to localisation problems



Sega has marked the game's release as TBC (To be confirmed) for Europe and the US but will be released as planned on Japan on July 5th.

Yet another game that has been delayed twice.

This time its Sega with Anarchy Reigns that first changed the initial Autumn 2011's release to July and now to an unknown TBC (To be confirmed) in Europe and the US.

The game will be released as expected in Japan on July 5th.

According to CVG:

May
25
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The game was previously delayed on March



Namco Bandai has confirmed that a new delay in the shooter Inversion places the new release date on July

Bad news we have here this evening.

It appears that Namco has delayed (again) the release of Inversion, pushing it to a yet unknown day in July.

The game was expected to be released on June 5th in the US or 8th in Europe but now we have to wait even more.

According to Eurogamer:

May
25
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Playstation's Xperia Play won't



Xperia arc, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman will start to receive their updates starting from next week

Sony has just announced that they will bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to more Xperia devices the next week.

This is Xperia arc, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman receiving the upgrade.

Unfortunately, some devices like the Xperia Play were left out of the ICS equation due to "stability and quality".

According to Sony Mobile's official blog:

May
25
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And starts with Cut the Rope: Experiments



From now on, Apple will make free a selected App each week for your rejoice.

Android users that likes with the Amazon App Store may be familiar with this kind of offers entitled there "free app of the day".

Now Apple seems to be following its steps and debuted today "free app of the week" with Cut The Rope: Experiments available at the cost of nothing.According to @AppStore Twitter:

So, now you know how to get apps without paying :).

NEWS SOURCE #1: Appstore (via) Twitter
NEWS SOURCE #2:...
May
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Developed by Eurocom



A new Harry Potter game is coming, this time for Kinect.

Warner Bros has just announced Harry Potter for Kinect.

Developed by Eurocom the new Harry Potter game will offer us a "traditional" Kinect experience; minigames.

In the game, you'll be able to scan your face onto a player-created character, then you can cast spells, play Quidditch, choose a house, take part in duels, battle against Voldemort, etc... all with gestures and voice commands.

Harry Potter for Kinect is scheduled to be released this fall for Xbox 360.

NEWS SOURCE: WB conjures up Harry Potter for Kinect this fall (via) JoyStiq

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!
May
25
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Tekken deserves it



Namco Bandai will open tomorrow a Tekken Museum in Osaka.

Namco Bandai has just opened up to the public a Tekken Museum in Osaka.

As you already know, Tekken is a big and important franchise so it deserves its own museum :D

The Museum will open tomorrow and visitors can view goods, figures and artwork from the game series.

There will be also life-size figures and... the best part Admission is FREE !! *** Sadly, Airplane fare to Japan is NOT !!

Namco Bandai will hold a grand opening event tomorrow and if you just happen to drop in and visit it, you'll be able to take part in a tournament.

So, Don't miss out!! - Get on the very next plane to Japan, Right Now!!

NEWS SOURCE: Tekken Museum (via) Andriasang

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news...
May
25
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A Dreamcast classic game



Sega has officially announced that the remake of Jet Set Radio will be released also for Playstation Vita.

Sega has confirmed that the upcoming Jet Set Radio HD will also arrive to Playstation Vita this summer.

The HD remake will be released as well for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.

The Playstation Vita version of the game will make use of the touch-screen to implement the game's iconic graffiti.

The system's camera will be integrated also.

According to Sega:

NEWS SOURCE:...
May
25
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Can you believe it?

Sony wants to include advertisements while you're playing a game.

From my point of view, Sony is doing really bad...

Thanks to a NeoGAF user, we know that Sony has patented an application to interrupt your game playing with commercials.

The patent is called "Advertisement Scheme for use with interactive content" and it was filed in July 2011.

This new advertisement scheme wants to suspend our gaming, then display an advertisement and then resume our gaming... what do you think about it??

As you can see in the picture above, and the link below, while you're playing the game will be stopped, then you'll get an ad like "BEST BRAND SODA. You've got to try it!" and then the game will be resumed again, just like TV ads...

Personally, I can't believe it, and you? :(

NEWS SOURCE #1:...
May
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Twelve minutes long



Idea Factory has unveiled a really long video of the upcoming Generation of Chaos 6 for Psp.

Idea Factory has released a longggggggg 12 minutes gameplay video of the upcoming Generation of Chaos 6 for PSP.

The game will be released on June 28th in Japan.

Check out the video below:


NEWS SOURCE: GOC6 Video (via) Andriasang

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!