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Jun
20
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'Week 2 of the epic 3 week PS Vita Sale'



Looks like there's another PS Vita games sale from SCEE.
Some great deals and discounts; begins Wednesday 20th of June (in the afternoon) and lasts until 4th of July.

SCEE has announced on the official PS Blog that the PS Vita Sale On PlayStation Store continues...

Week 2 of this sale starts on June 20th until July 4th. But, if you missed out the first one, don't worry as that one still will be available until the June 27th.

Here are some of the titles that will be available:

Jun
20
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Featuring 'juicy' 16-bit graphics!



The next episode in the Penny Arcade series of games is different from the previous ones. Now it's a retro style RPG from indie devs Zeboyd!

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 3 is heavily inspired by classic 16-bit RPGs.

It's a completely different game from previous Episodes, because this one was developed by Zeboyd Games, an indie studio who also worked on retro-style RPG titles like Breath of Death VII: The Beginning and Cthulhu Saves the World, which are now available on the XBLA and PC.

The game arrives on July 10 for $4.99 on Steam and 400 MS Points via Xbox Live Arcade. People who pick it up on Steam will also get Zeboyd's Cthulhu Saves the World for free.

Also, Android, iOS and Mac releases are confirmed!

Check out the debut...
Jun
20
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JC2-MP has resurfaced .



The team behind the Just Cause 2 multiplayer MOD -which started back in 2010- has returned. Promise to release a public build soon!

Development of a multiplayer MOD (PC) for the open-world sandbox Just Cause 2 started back in 2010.

However, the team behind it dropped off the radar without reason. Now, they are back and JC2-MP has been resurrected.

Jun
20
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Fixes many issues with previous builds.



aldostools has released a new update for his 'PS3 Game Updates' utility, fixing the error 70 some users were getting.

Just a few days after the first release of 'PS3 Game Updates' by aldostools, a new version has been released fixing a few bugs that prevented users from getting the program to work correctly (like the 'error 70' on Win 64bits).

As you may know, this one help us to download updates for different PS3 games. Here are its features:

Jun
20
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Its 'underway', he confirms via IRC



Commodore4Eva appeared on IRC, and he confirmed that he's currently working on the log check for the new Dashboard update.

As you may know, Microsoft recently released a new Kernel/Dashboard update (2.0.15572.0).

Well, Commodore4Eva has appeared on IRC (EFnet #c4e and #fw) and he confirmed that he is working on the live log check for the new update, saying that its "underway".

Here's the IRC log:

So, there you...
Jun
20
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After a long dev process.



Team Xecuter has announced that their Dual NAND solution for Xbox 360 should start arriving with resellers over the next couple of days.

After a long wait, Team-Xecuter has announced that their 'DemoN' Dual NAND solution for XBOX 360 has finally shipped to retailers.

Here's their official statement:

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20
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Releasing soon!



Team Xecuter has released details on the upcoming Fusion version. Changelog and preview video inside!

Team-Xecuter has released new details on the upcoming Fusion software.

Remember, this one is a Nand Builder, only compatible with RGH (not JTAG) that allows you to convert your 360 in a full devkit console, disable the functions of the XEX security checks, and a lot other features.

According to TX, v1.0.8 should be ready to release very soon.

Here's the changelog:

Jun
20
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Review round-up.



A lot of media sites already reviewed the Kinect exclusive game 'Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor'.
'It does not work' and 'Should not have shipped' according to some of them.

It looks like reviewers went heavy on Kinect mech game developed by From Software and published by Capcom.

As you may know, they decided to drop the special large controller which distinguished the previous Steel Battalion games on the XBOX in favor of exclusive Kinect motion controls.

Well, scores from reviewers aren't particularly high and some of them even mention its "the worst implementation of Kinect controls I've ever experienced."

So it looks like the claims about being "the most...
Jun
20
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Coming this October!



The High-def horror FPS remaster will launch in North America on October 16 and in Europe on October 19,

As we informed you, DOOM 3 will get an HD remaster on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Now, Bethesda has announced that DOOM 3 BFG Edition will launch in North America on October 16 and in Europe on October 19.

Jun
20
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Remember the original Surface?



Yes, that huge coffee table-sized tablet first developed years ago by Microsoft and also called Surface, has been renamed.

If you didn't know, before the recently announced "Surface" line of tablets, the name was used by Microsoft's massively multitouch platform, used on the $8,400 Samsung SUR40 LCD table.

Now, Microsoft have included a small note at the bottom of the Surface page which reads:

"Looking for the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft Pixelsense? Visit www.pixelsense.com."

Jun
20
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In NA. Also, a scheduled European outage on June 20 in preparation for it.



The massive update goes live in US and its coming soon to Europe and Asia. Check out the list of changes inside!

Seems that Diablo 3 enormous patch 1.0.3 is now available in the US:

In other regions, there will be a scheduled "patch maintenance" that will start in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday June 20 and will finish around midday, while in Asia it will take place after that.

Jun
20
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For PSP



Namco Bandai has announced a new Idolmaster game for Playstation Portable.

Namco Bandai has just announced that a new Idolmaster game is coming to PSP.

Thanks to Famitsu, we know that the game will be released in three versions, each one with different set of idols:

■ Honey Sound: Chihaya Kisaragi, Haruka Amami, Ritsuko Akizuki and Azusa Miura
■ Funky Note: Yayoi Takatsuki, Hibiki Ganaha, Iori Minase, Ami & Mami Futami
■ Groovy Tune: Miki Hoshii, Yukiho Hagiwara, Makoto Kikuchi Takane Shijou


The game price and release date are still TBA and the game's main theme song is titled "Music".

If you like Idolmaster stay alert!

NEWS SOURCE: Idolmaster PSP (via) Andriasang

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!
Jun
20
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Platinum Games 'in the dark' about delay



After some time without western release date, SEGA delayed Anarchy Reigns to 2013. Platinum Games claims Sega never told studio about that.

That's right, the Western release of Platinum Games action title was "re-evaluated" by SEGA with no reason given.

Now, the game has been delayed yet again, this time to the first quarter of 2013.

According to Platinum Games' executive producer Atsushi Inaba, the dev studio had no idea this would be the case until Sega...
Jun
20
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Summer of Arcade dated. On Demand deals from June 19-25



Take a look at these great deals for XBOX 360 owners.
The Games on Demand deals go live today. Also, look for the dates and prices for this year Xbox LIVE Summer of Arcade.

Starting today and until Monday, June 25, you can check out the following deals for Xbox 360 Games on Demand.

Jun
20
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Sony explains why the PS4 wasn't at E3



According to PS CEO Andrew House, the company will keep new hardware under wraps until it can demonstrate a major advance over PS3.

In a recent interview with MCV, PlayStation CEO Andrew House explained why the firm's next console skipped E3 this year.

According to him, Sony is not prepared to demonstrate its PlayStation 4 console until the system can demonstrate 'a significant leap' in technology.

Some analysts...
Jun
19
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Officially announced on Twitter



According to a tweet from Xbox LIVE Rewards, XBOX 360 users may earn rewards for earning Achievements in games.

That's right, seems that because the Xbox LIVE Rewards Twitter account reached '50,000' followers, they've announced that XBOX 360 users may soon earn rewards for earning Achievements in games.

Here's the tweet:

Since Xbox LIVE Rewards hands out free MS Points when users complete objectives and other XBL interactions, its safe to assume players will earn points for this.

So, it could be useful, don't you think? Expect more details about this soon.

NEWS SOURCE #1:...
Jun
19
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Simple fix that saves you a lot of money



If you have and iMac and are having problems with those annoying problems of flickering and parts of your screen are becoming darker (On the left side primary) you may want to consider this easy fix

If you have a Late 2009 27" iMac and are having problems with those annoying problems of flickering and parts of your screen are becoming darker (On the left side primary) you may want to consider this easy guide to fix it if you run out of warranty, have no Apple Care and Apple wanted to charge you about $600 to replace your screen. You need no tools and the cost os this procedure is 0.

First Step: Be sure that you are experiencing the same symptoms

This guide is only to resolve flickering and dimming problems on you iMac screen. Primary occurring on the left side (becoming darker or with less...
Jun
19
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This amazing update brings an BD-MIRROR game fix for over 100 titles



Just when you think it can't get any better it does, and now suddenly over 100 PS3 game titles that previously had problems running on CFW v3.55,
Now work flawless with the v04.04.00 release of 'mmCM'

04.04.00 -

- Fixed something that annoyed some users of 5x4x5, 4x2 and XBDM display modes:
After restart (or going to mmOS and back) game modes 5x4x5, 4x2 and XBDM
will display the last selected entry (game/video/music/photo) and will *not* reset to dash mode
- Added option to "Default Display Mode" setting: [Disable];
If there is no display-mode-lock it will make mM start in the last used display mode
- FTP session timeout set to 1 minute

mmOS related:

  • Added context menu when...
Jun
19
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Prepare for the open beta



The Codemaster's F1 Online closed beta has come to and end to enter in the open beta period

Codemaster has announced that they are shutting down the F1 Online's closed beta servers today to leave room and make preparations for the Open Beta period where you can all join and enjoy.