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Jul
07
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Optional, incremental update.



Sony has released a 'minor' and Optional update to the PS3 FW. This one is an incremental update (PS3PATCH.PUP).

Just a few days after the release of PS3 Firmware 4.20, Sony has released another 'minor' and optional update.

FW v4.21 is now live and apparently it only improves the "System stability". This is an incremental update (PS3PATCH.PUP).

Jul
07
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Hello Kitty is coming to Nintendo 3DS



Dorasu will release Hello Kitty & Me! Block Crash Z this October for Nintendo 3DS in Japan.

Dorasu will release their Hello Kitty Breakout clone series for the Nintendo 3DS. After releasing a Vita port called Hello Kitty & Me! Block Crash V (with 130 stages), they want to release now Hello Kitty & Me! Block Crash Z for Nintendo 3DS with 200 stages for us to enjoy.

Hello Kitty & Me! Block Crash Z will be released for Nintendo 3DS this October in Japan.

NEWS SOURCE: Hello Kitty arkanoid block crashing onto 3DS in October (via) SiliconEra

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!
Jul
07
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Another Gaming Review By 'JHardin1112'



Order Up! places you in the apron of a generic male, or female chef who longs to rise up amongst the ranks and take their place as the top Chef in town.

Game – Order Up!
Developer/Publisher -Supervillain Studios / UTV Ignition
Version – 3DS eShop
Time Spent Playing – 18 hours
Price - $9.99
Obtained – Review Copy courtesy of Supervillain Studios

Order Up! places you in the apron of a generic male, or female chef who longs to rise up amongst the ranks and take their place as the top Chef in town.

While a little slow to get going, once you get in the swing of things, you will be hard pressed not to enjoy all that Order Up! offers.

Gameplay and Controls...
Jul
07
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Gaming Review of the Nintendo DSiWare 'Escape the Virus' by JHardin1112

Discover a whole new world hidden beyond the limits of the human eye.

GameEscape the Virus: Swarm Survival
Developer/Publisher - Teyon
Version – DSiware
Time Spent Playing – 1.5 hours...
Jul
06
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With a 478 to 39 majority.



Europe votes against controversial treaty, however, -and apparently- it still could be 'revived' by European Commission.

It looks like the European Parliament has overwhelmingly defeated the international ACTA anti-piracy agreement.

The Parliament voted by 478 to 39 to reject the treaty, which aimed to prevent copyright infringement in both digital and real objects but became mired in controversy after secret negotiations.

Jul
06
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The alternative kernel for Acekard receives another update



AKAIO, the best alternative kernel for the Acekard flashcart has been updated. Fixes all the recently released DS Pokémon games.

AKAIO is an alternative firmware, for the multiple flashcarts of the Acekard family (AceKard 2, 2.1, 2i, and R.P.G.).

With tons of useful features, this is definitely the best kernel for AK.

The new v1.9.0 has been released, and includes lots of fixes including Pokemons (Pokemon Black & White Version 2, Conquest, Nobunaga).

Here's the changelog:

Well, however, it looks like there's an...
Jul
06
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It now supports 'ReactPSN' and prevents RSOD!



Nathan_r32_69 has released a new version of his SEN Enabler/Disabler in response to the newly PS3 4.21 FW update.

SEN Enabler & Disabler by nathanr3269 allows you to -as its name suggest- enable or disable PSN/SEN access for your CFW.

Now, he has released an update to it in response to the most recent Sony PS3 4.21 Firmware.

Also, he has included PKGs created to be compatible with ReactPSN, and has added safety measures to prevent RSOD on your PS3.

Jul
06
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Gets pulled very quickly...



Seems that a Russian scam app called 'Find and Call' managed to hit the App Store and create 'havoc' to those who downloaded it.

Yeah, Android is well known for malware, but now security experts have discovered what is claimed to be "the first ever" piece of malware to be found in the Apple App Store.

Called "Find and Call", the app steals your contact data and uploads it to a remote server before sending spam SMS messages to all your contacts, but the messages look like they are coming from you.

Jul
06
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Turn Your Phone into Your Console



A recent Kickstarter project wants you to transform your iDevice in an old-school games console

This one is amazing and it's coming as a Kickstarter project (as usual lately). GameDock pretends to transform your iDevice on a real old-school console connecting it to your TV, getting real gamepads and playing retro-games the way they mean to be played.

Jul
06
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Transform your phone in a real gamepad



Finally, the iCade Mobile for iOS devices is out and retro-gamers couldn't be more happy

As an old-school gamer, you must be hating those crappy "new" methods of controlling videogames with inexistent buttons (A.K.A as touch controls) or with the absence of a D-Pad or Joystick (A.K.A gyroscopes). If you agree, then the new iCade Mobile is just for you as it transforms your iPhone or iPod Touch in a gamepad with real buttons.

Read on:

Jul
06
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4 inches and In-Cell technology



The front panel part of the new iPhone has been leaked and now we know more about it

More news about the "upcoming" new iPhone. The same Chinese blog that reported the Google Nexus 10 tablet rumor has revealed a leaked picture of what they assure it is the front panel/LCD of the new iPhone that is featuring In-Cell technology.

According to Phonearena:

Jul
06
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Another chance to get you in the game



Rockstar has announced another chance to see you featured in the game as a playable multiplayer avatar

Just like they did some time ago, Rockstar is now offering you a chance to put your face on a multiplayer avatar and let people play with your character.

So, if you're interested, head to the link...
Jul
06
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The Namco Bandai / Sega / Capcom crossover



Namco Bandai has released the first commercial of the awaited Nintendo 3DS game.

Namco Bandai is proud to release the first commercial spot for the awaited Project X Zone for Nintendo 3DS. Just check out the video below:


NEWS SOURCE: PXZ CM (via) Andriasang

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!
Jul
06
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Early access for users of LED series 7000 and up



Gaikai has released the beta App of the streaming playing service on Samsung Smart TVs

You may remember when we announced Gaikai's intentions of releasing an App for Samsung Smart TVs and allow their users to enjoy the benefits of playing games "the streaming way". That day has come and with the last firmware update for Samsung SmartTvs LED series 7000 and up the so anxiety App comes (In beta stage). The best part is that as part of this early adopters benefits, you can be selected to receive a Logitech controller to play the games you love.

According to PCPer:

Jul
05
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August 24th



Activision has announced that the new Transformers game is coming a week earlier than expected initially

Good news we have here. It seems that the new Transformer's game is not coming this August 31th after all but on 24th of the same month, a whole week earlier than expected.

Read the official press release from Activision:

And finally, watch the new Metroplex trailer they have sent us....
Jul
05
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New super-slim model?



A new revised Playstation 3 hardware has got the FCC aprovement and seems to be a smaller model than the actual one

Sony could release a new and smaller version of its Playstation 3. The FCC website was showing some new designs of one of this machines.

From left to right (PS3 Fat, PS3 Slim and the new PS3 super-slim)...
Jul
05
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YouView launched two years behind schedule...



The YouView Internet TV service launches in the UK. Combines the UK's Freeview channels with on-demand content.

YouView, a free television service which combines digital channels with on-demand programming, have launched in the UK this Wednesday.

Well, the project had originally been scheduled to begin in 2010. That's why some analysts predicted that the delay might have harmed its prospects.

Jul
05
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The 100th champion of League of Legends



Riot Games has already released 100 champions for the amazing game League of Legends.

Riot Games has just released the 100th champion of League of Legends: Jayce.

Jayce is the Defender of Tomorrow and he wears a "hi-tech armour" and wields the amazing Mercury Hammer, which can transform into the Mercury Cannon.

You can already try the new champion in the game, anyway, below is a video preview:


NEWS SOURCE: League of Legends 100th champion detailed (via) VG247

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!
Jul
05
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A judge rules HTC doesn't violate Apple's patents



Yep, Apple and HTC are fighting multiple legal battles across Europe and the US.
However, an UK court handed down a ruling saying that HTC does not violate Apple's patents.

Yes, Apple and HTC are also battling over patents across Europe and the US.

However, in the UK, a judge ruled out that HTC smartphones are not in violation of any of the EU patents Apple brought to the court.