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Jun
21
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'Persona 4: Golden to the Rescue'



Media Create has released its weekly japanese sales chart for last week. PS Vita is boosted by the Persona 4 Golden craze

Japanese firm Media Create has released its sales chart for Week 24, 2012 (June 11 to June 17).

- Software.

Persona 4: Golden for the PS Vita tops the chart, moving more than 137,000 copies. Other notable new release, Lollipop Chainsaw also made the top ten on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, selling over 53,000 and 14,000 units across each console, respectively.

Jun
21
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They say CryEngine 3 runs beautifully on Wii U



According to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, Wii U is 'minimum on par' with current generation consoles. Says he doesn't understand public power concerns.

In an interview with CVG, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli talked about the Wii U.

While they aren't -internally- developing a game for it, he said that CryEngine 3 runs “beautifully” on the console, and that a game from "a respected developer" will be announced soon...

Jun
20
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David Yarnton now 'seeking for a new career outside Nintendo'



Nintendo UK General Manager David Yarnton leaves the company after 20 years of service, Nintendo of Europe has confirmed.

According to a report by MCV, Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton has left the company after nearly 20 years.

The reasons for his departure are unclear. However, Nintendo of Europe said that Yarnton has been looking for "a change of career outside Nintendo".

Jun
20
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'A much bigger revenue cut' than PSN, XBLA



Seems that a source 'working for a European developer' told website Wii U Daily that Nintendo is taking digital downloads seriously this time.

According to a report on Wii U Daily, which cites an "unnamed European developer", Nintendo will offer bigger revenue cuts on digital downloads for the Wii U than other gaming platform providers.

According to the same source, Nintendo has learned from mistakes made on WiiWare and wants to build a new platform that is perfect for indie developers.

Jun
20
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Many changes since the last compiled build.



The team behind the WiiFlow USB Loader MOD for Wii is back with another compiled revision. Includes lots of changes and fixes.

WiiFlow MOD is an USB Loader based on WiiFlow 1.1 by Hibernatus and now developed by FIX94.

It includes many useful additions, like DIOS MIOS Lite (DML) support and other improvements/fixes.

Here's the full changelog for SVN r485:

Jun
20
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Team-Xecuter delivers again!



A new version of the custom Dashboard for the X360 has been released. Well, it's still a BETA but it already includes many fixes.

Just a few hours after Team-Xecuter revealed a new preview video and the features of the upcoming Xecuter Fusion release, the software is now available.

Well, v1.0.8 is still at BETA stages, so use it at your own risk!

Jun
20
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No significant changes



Microsoft has released a new system update for the Xbox 360 through Xbox Live

New system update from Microsoft for its Xbox 360. The 2.0.15574 update doesn't come with noticeable changes to the 2.0.15572 of last week.

The new update doesn't represent a problem for all of you that have your console flashed:

According to HC:

Jun
20
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'Its a complete gaming platform'



Microsoft has just introduced their Windows Phone 8 OS. Will be ready this fall; uses Windows 8 core; incompatible with current devices; HTC, Huawei, Nokia and Samsung jump in.

Just a few days after their big 'Surface' tablet announcement a few days ago, Microsoft has unveiled their new OS update for Smartphones.

Windows Phone 8 -formerly known as Apollo- will now allow multi-core processors (up to 64), displays up to WXGA (1280 x 768) and external storage on SD.

Jun
20
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Leon's Adventure



Capcom has revealed two new videos of the upcoming Resident Evil 6.

Capcom has just revealed two gameplay videos from the awaited Resident Evil 6, highlighting Leon's adventure.

The videos are about 10 minutes long each and they contains spoilers, so watch them at your own risk. We want to remind you that Resident Evil 6 will be released this October for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.

Check out the videos below:

PART 1:


PART 2:


NEWS SOURCE: New Resident Evil 6 Gameplay (via) GameInformer

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!
Jun
20
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Root access required



Voodoo is an App available at Google Play than can unlock your Galaxy S III is you have root access

We have been informed that you can SIM unlock your shiny new Galaxy S III using an App available at Google Play.

The only requirement is that you have to root your device.

Jun
20
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As of August 31



Windows XP SP1 users will no longer be able to receive updated past August 31th

Valve announced that Steam will be dropping all support of Windows XP SP1 as of August 31.

So, if you are still with a set-up like this, you'd better update at least to SP2.

According to CVG:

NEWS SOURCE: Valve to cease steam support...
Jun
20
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In less than a year



Developer Edmund McMillen: 'Who would have thought a game about an abused child fighting off his mother with his tears could ever sell 700k copies?'

Digital distributed PC game The Binding of Isaac has managed to surpassed the 700k units sold in less than a year, an amazing record for sure.

According to Joystiq:

Jun
20
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A well 'balanced' physics puzzler.

Jeremy Hardin reviews the game 'Art of Balance Touch' from Nintendo's 3DS eShop.

GameArt of Balance Touch!
Developer/Publisher - Shin'en Multimedia
VersioneShop
Time Spent...
Jun
20
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Full game is just $10



The point and click exploration game is now having a demo for to to try before buy

Botanicula gets a free to play demo for you to enjoy and try before you decided to buy the full game.

By the way, the demo is playable trough your browser so you don't have to install anything to play it.

According to CVG:

You have more info in the link below


NEWS SOURCE: Botanicula (via) Official Site

Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for this news item!
Jun
20
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Standard and HD versions available



A free to play game that emulates slots machines without the risk of being broken

Zynga Slots is now available on the App Store with both standard and HD versions for iPod Touchs, iPhones and iPads.

The best...
Jun
20
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5MB of patch with some fixes



Slant Six released a new (and the last) patch for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

As you may know, Slant Six, the devs behind Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City announced not so much time ago, temporary lay-offs. Now, they have released a new patch for the game that is going to presumably be, the last one.

The update weights about 5MB and contain numerous fixes:

Jun
20
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To Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network



The amazing Dreamcast game is coming to XBLA, PSN and Steam.

It seems that Sega wants to release again the amazing Sonic Adventure 2 remastered in HD, according to a product listing on Xbox.com.
The game will be released this October for Xbox Live Arcade.

Sega has not made any formal announcement yet for Sonic Adventure 2 but you can expect the game also for PSN and Steam.

Jun
20
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December 21th 2012 - 399€



Amazon Germany is currently the new Nintendo's flagship console

It seems that Amazon Germany has listed the date and price of the upcoming Wii U.

It is curious because the date is the same as the one proposed for "the end of the world" December 21th 2012.

The retailer also list the price as 399$ which in our opinion is expensive, very expensive.

NEWS SOURCE: Nintendo Wii-U (via) Amazon

Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for this news item!
Jun
20
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With trophies and move support



Capcom has confirmed that Okami HD will finally arrive to Playstation 3.

Capcom has officially announced that Okami HD will finally arrive to Playstation 3 by releasing an artwork and a trailer of the game.

They also revealed that Okami HD will include HD visuals, 16x9 aspect ratio, Move and Trophies support. Capcom decided to release a retail version of the game in Japan on November 1 with a price of ¥3,990. In Europe and North America Okami HD will arrive as a downloadable game this fall with a price of $19.99.


NEWS SOURCE: Okami HD Art (via) Andriasang

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!