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Feb
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But can't reply it



3G enabled Playstation Vitas should able to receive text messages as operator notifications.

This is not new but just a curiosity for all 3G Vita owners.

As the console has a SIM slot where you can put an activated SIM with a phone number, Vita interface allows incoming SMS (System Information --> Notices from Operator) but there is no option to reply ar make phone calls.

Anyway, if you use your SIM in another cell phone you can place calls and write SMS but beware, operators could charge you if you only have a Data Plan purchased.

According to IGN:

Feb
22
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Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 now get the missing Clan options



Clan Operations was exclusive to PC until now after Activision announced it month ago. Now is live.

Activision promised and now it is finally here.

Call of Duty Elite Clan Operations for consoles is live and from there all Elite member will be able to create, manage or join a clan for getting extra experience and prizes and the opportunity of playing special competitions.

But only Premium members can be scored and ranked for their efforts.

According to Joystiq:

Feb
22
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Android version coming soon



World of Tank players now have an awesome app for visualizing stats and progress, news and much more.

Wargaming.net has just informed us that the World of Tanks Assistant app is now live on the Apple App Store as a free of charge download.

With the app, the players will be able to consult their stats and progress, be in touch with first-hand news about the game and much more, right in their iOS devices.

Furthermore, the developers said that Android version is coming too.

The full press release here:


Feb
22
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And shares with us their research in the town to make Max Payne



Sao Paulo city will be present in Max Payne 3 and today, Rockstar shared with us what have they done to document themselves

Want to know a bit more about one of the cities that will be present in Max Payne 3?

Rockstar has just sent us a press release with a link to the research they have done to make the game even more realistic.

They have visited Brazilian Sao Paulo city to see how it was and bring us the complete report with many reals pics of the place compared with the game's virtual ones.

Here is some more details taken from their 'press release' earlier today:

Feb
22
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Konami reveals the full content



New character, more skins and challenges to maximice the title's lifespan a bit more

Yesterday, the Expansion Pack Volume 1 for NeverDead came to life snd today, Konami informed us via press-release that they want to release the new Expansion Pack Volume 2 as early as next week, specifically on February 28th.

This DLC will include several new costumes, 3 additional challenges and a new selectable character, NADA Chief Sullivan.

Here is the full press release:


Feb
22
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Kojima Productions starts the talent hunting for the next MGS



Kojima Productions is looking for new staff to work in a new entry in the Metal Gear Solid franchise.

Are you a talented coder/designer/sound engineer looking for a job? What about working on the next Metal Gear Solid?

Sounds pretty good, uh?. Be happy!

Kojima Productions is hiring people to complete the next iteration of Metal Gear Solid franchise that will be intended for high-end consoles (Probable next-gen ones) and PC.

You should try to send your CV just in case, it would be the chance of a lifetime.

According to Joystiq:

Feb
22
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Release very soon

Microsoft will release shortly an improved version of Microsoft Office Suite for Apple's iPad

A few months ago, Microsoft announced their intentions of creating a Microsoft Office Suite version for Apple's iPad tablet.

Today, thanks to an exclusive hands-on from The Daily we can have a look at it.

They said that the interface is pretty similar to the one spotted in the already available OneNote app but with Metro hints. Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents can be created and edited locally in the App but no word about other Microsoft filetypes supported.

The App status was almost final and its release is expected in the coming weeks.

According to The Daily:

Feb
22
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12 additional characters will be available



Capcom has said Street Fighter x Tekken Vita version will be released in the fall and coming with 12 extra characters like Blanca, Cody, Jack and more

Capcom has just revealed and confirmed that the VIta version of Street Fighter X Tekken will be hitting world stores this fall and it is not coming alone, it will feature 12 extra characters: Elena, Guy, Cody, Sakura, Dudley and Blanka from Street Fighter side and Alisa, Christie, Jack, Bryan, Lars and Lei in the Tekken corner.

We can read in Adriasang.com:

Feb
22
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The specialist retailer will not stock Ubisoft games for Vita



Stocking problems due to financial issues prevents customers for purchasing Ubisoft titles there.

Game is doing bad, very bad lately. The last one is the announcement of Ubisoft Vita titles not being stocked in UK due to financial problems and then not available to customers for purchasing on tomorrow's official PS Vita launch. This is: Lumines Electronic Symphony, Rayman Origins and Asphalt Injection.

Game said:

Feb
22
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The multiplayer Playstation 3 beta will be open to all with a PSN account

Sony announces that the public multiplayer beta for the upcoming Starhawk begins today, February 22nd

For all of you that forgot, just a quick reminder to say that today the multiplayer open beta of Starhawk starts.

You only need a PSN account and you're ready to go.

According to VG247:

Feb
22
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Take-Two Interactive has registered both brands



With that, they possibly wants GTA 5 to have some video capabilities like the radio ones spotted in previous games.

Take-Two was caught in the act registering both trademarks "GTA TV" and "Rockstar TV".

The trademarks cover a lot of topics:"computer game programs and software; animated motion picture films featuring entertainment, namely, action, adventure, dramatic, comedic, children's and documentary themes; pre-recorded video discs and other pre-recorded digital and electronic media in the field of live action programs, motion pictures, or animation featuring entertainment, namely, action, adventure, dramatic, comedic, children's and documentary themes".

This could be done to assure that the next GTA V will have TV capabilities in game (like previous) but in a new level mode.

According to OXM...
Feb
22
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Tegra-3 powered devices will receive the game.



Gearbox announced that the sequel to the original Borderland will reach Android devices too

Gearbox has apparently shown Borderlands 2 for several Android tablets that contain the powerful Tegra-3 chipsets. Borderlands 2 is slated for release on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC this Summer and now the Android version is coming too. No price available right now.

According to Droidgamers:

We'll inform you as soon as we get more info.


OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.borderlands2.com

NEWS SOURCE:...
Feb
22
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True Crime: Hong Kong been renamed to 'Sleeping Dogs' and screenshot take you to a Prison, City, and Car Chase

Before we just got to take a quick tour with a short live-action trailer but now Square Enix has shared with everbody a bunch of high-res screenshots showcasing the various types of scenes in the game

It been a while since we seen a 'True Crime' game for today's consoles, but now the series is being handled by 'Square Enix' and they have renamed it to 'Sleeping Dogs' and the story is about an undercover cop attempting to take down the 'Hong Kong' triads, and the in-game screenshots attached below in our gallery showcase the various different scenes you will be taken through the action-packed game.

The game is still scheduled to be ready for release at some point this year for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC gamers!

NEWS SOURCE:...
Feb
22
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Some Actors already done laying down their vocals



Looks like 'Kingdom Hearts 3D' is coming soon in English as reports are coming in from those vocal actors that been hired to do English sound bits for the Nintendo 3DS game

Back in December, Square Enix said that 'Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance' would get ported over to North America and Europe, but no word back then on when it would be ready for its 2012 release, but it seems it is getting closer as vocal actors are reporting they have finished laying down the English tracks needed for the Nintendo hot-selling 3DS game which is only currently available in Japan.

Feb
22
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2K confirms the date and multiplayer pre-order bonus



2K Games has announced Spec Ops: The Line will release in North America on June 26th and in Europe on June 29th.

2K Games and Take Two interactive have announced via press release that Spec Ops: The Line will be released this summer, specifically June 26th in North America and 29th in Europe. But there is even more, those that pre-order the game will receive an update to the Premium Edition containing the FUBAR multiplayer pack.

Here is the full press release:

Feb
22
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Funcom announced it on a press release



Funcom has decided delay MMO The Secret World's launch from April to June.

Bad news for MMO fans. The Secret World has been delayed to June 19th. Ragnar Tørnquist creative director of the Norwegian studio Funcom said: "Allowing for even more time to polish the game really shows just how much faith Funcom as a company has in The Secret World, and how committed we are to making it the best it can be." He commented the possibility of more beta slots for tjose who wants to help to improve the game even more.

According to Joystiq:

Feb
22
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505 games show us new videos about the upcoming games

Dancers of the world the new Zumba games are coming to Europe and a couple of trailers have been released

Some time ago we informed you about the new Zumba games that are coming, Zumba Fitness 2 for Wii and Zumba Fitness Rush for Kinect.

Feb
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The 90' 2D arcade game for iDevices



Versions for Android, Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network and PC also on their way

THQ has just announced via press release that the classic WrestleFest 2D arcade game from the 90's is now available for iOS devices in the App Store. WrestleFest Premium for iPhone/iPod (2.99$) and WrestleFest HD for iPad (3.99$) with both Lite versions for free can be downloaded right now.

Feb
22
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22% of them to get it on the first week



Recent survey shows UK tendency regarding the upcoming Sony's PS Vita

Tomorrow is the official launch day of Playstation Vita in Europe an North America and today we have the results of a recent survey about UK customers' intentions of buying or not the new system.

According to this, 32% os PS3 users are considering buying the Vita, 22% doing it in the first week. 62% of those who intent to buy justify it because the want a powerful handheld console and 6% will sell another console they have to afford the Vita.

According to MCVUK:

Feb
22
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All Vita launch games, Apps and content listed



Sony reveals all the new contents that PS Store is getting today detailing the full Vita contents.

Sony has detailed via their official blog, the latest PlayStation Store content update, providing a full list of Vita games and apps to download when it goes launched later today.

Here it goes:

Feb
22
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The previous summer releases wil be pushed back to fall ones



Apple will release the new iPhone 5 and all new iPhones in fall, discarding the previous summer cycle releases.

All iPhones except the iPhone 4S were released on summer. We though that this iPhone 4S release was an exception but it wasn't, it was the first indicator of the new Apple's release cycle for this product to be released in fall every year. So, the new iPhone 5 will reach us after the summer for sure.

According to 9to5Mac:

Feb
22
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The Uncharted's studios speaks



Community boss Arne Meyer debunked previous reports of working on PS Vita projects

Days ago, Sony's marketing VP Guy Longsworth commented in an interview, that all of their studios were working on PS Vita and that included Naughty Dog. Today, community boss of naughty Dog, Arne Meyer clarifies that they are not working on anything for Vita right now. He doesn't discard a project in the near future but as for now they are focusing of Playstation 3 projects only.

According to VG247:

Feb
22
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Wii no Ma will close on April 30th



Japanese Wii users will no longer have access to Wii no Ma streaming video services after April 30th

With the upcoming release of the Wii-U, Japanese video streaming for Wii called "Wii no Ma" that is operating since 2009, will be shut down with users no longer be able to access the service after April 30th.

According to Kotaku:


OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.wiinoma.co.jp/information/

NEWS SOURCE: Wii video service ending Bye Bye (via)...