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Oct
21
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Nintendo Announces New 3D Music Videos, 3D Animation and update to allow 3D video capture

3DS and Wii owners will soon have the ability to access all their favorite TV shows & movies, via Hulu Plus. By the end of Novermber, 3DS will be updated to allow up to 10 minutes of 3D video capture!

Nintendo's 3DS online press conference is over, and here is the highlights from their 'press release', basically 3DS and Wii owners will be getting Hulu Plus if you willing to spend $7.99 per month for it, not sure if you can use the subscription on both your Wii and 3DS, but I doubt it. And by the end of November, 3DS will get a system update to allow you to capture up to 10 minutes of 3D video, and create your own 3D stop-montion animation videos. Here is the rest of their announcement:

Oct
20
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Report by EEDAR breaks down the reasons why 49% of video gamers still don't buy DLC



EEDAR also expects DLC revenue to surpass $1 billion in 2012. So overall DLC usage is growing, but still a large percent almost HALF don't touch it for various reasons, the biggest being 'privacy'

DLC usage is growing on consoles, and the EEDAR has produced annual report called "Deconstructing DLC Report", here are some of the key points of it:

Oct
20
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Video Gamer Preyed On Boy, age 11 <- That is how the media been spinning this court case



An young adult has pleaded guilty to 3 charges of sending sexually offensive & indecent text to an boy. Although the text were sent via phone & social networks the media has chosen to blame GTA for it

As usual, Video Games are getting blamed for this very bad and sick person's behavior, and of course GTA gets singled out for being a 'violent, anything goes' type of game making people think criminal and inappropriate behavior seem normal!

Oct
20
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I start developing PS3MFW Builder 0.2.1 a few mouths ago, and since then it's just laying around my computer.
It's fully working, only one function should rewritten.



Features:
Settings:
- Choose language.
- Select Temp folder.
- Select PS3_KEYS folder.
- Save/Default all the settings, including selected/unselected tasks, original/modified firmware paths, theme and so on.
- For developers: you can restart PS3MFW Builder by pressing <Shift-R>.

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Languages:
I added the option to translate PS3MFW Builder to any language, including RTL, unique symbols and so on..
Thanks to eussNL for creating most of the translations.

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You can also easiely create your own translation, all the text it stored in an .xml file....
Oct
19
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HD Version of the Legendary Arcade Video Game Coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade and PSN in January 2012



After 9 long years of no NFL Blitz action, and football turning into a boring event with the league cracking down on helmet-to-helmet hits and violent collisions. Thankfully NFL Blitz is returning!

Come this year's Super Bowl if it turns out to be boring thanks to ESPN not wanting any FUN in the game any more, or your friends come over early before the game, or too drunk to drive home, you can dig out the XBOX 360 or turn on your PS3 and login and download NFL Blitz, and relive the days of the '90s when football was violent and nasty, and NFL Blitz was pure-non-stop-action but now it will be in full HD instead of outdated graphics.

Oct
19
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Welcome to 'Life of George' where you build a real-life Lego character to match the virtual iOS one!



You spend $29.99 at your nearest LEGO supplier, and you get a building mat, and 144 lego bricks and one cute little iOS app that rates your accuracy and speed in building various physical characters!

You are bored at 'lunch hour', you need a break from hard 'homework', whatever the reason, reach into your desk drawer, pull out a bunch of lego bricks, push away your keyboard, grab a cup coffee and your iPhone, and go inside the world of George, and you quickly assemble the various characters on your building mat, and then snap a picture of it, and get rated on your design accuracy and speed.

Oct
19
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The most awesome, intense, realistic and painful video game simulator ever built



Five HD resolution projectors in a wrap around dome screen, omni-directional treadmill, and paintball gun that shoots you back if you miss your target so you feel the real life pain of getting shoot!

Come next week, you be sitting at home playing Battlefield 3 on your boring little TV screen, while some lucky people will be playing in the World's Most Amazing and Painful Video Game Setup!

Oct
19
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‘Sexually explicit’ spot can only be shown after 11 pm



The ASA says it received 34 complaints for the ad, which features thong-clad strippers and schoolgirls about to kiss. Viewers said the ad was sexist and violent, and contained overly explicit images!

Hide the wife, the children, as it is 11pm, and they just might turn on the TV and see an Duke Nuk'em ad.

Originally the ad was show after 9pm, in June by the watchdog ASA in Britain got a ton of complaints (well 34 in total), so now they banned the ad from appearing again unless it is on a later timeslot like after 11pm, here is their reasons:

Oct
19
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The first military first-person shooter, Blackwater will be shipping out to stores on Oct. 25th



Nothing like trying to launch in the same week as Battelfield 3, the first game branded after the private security firm 'Blackwater' and designed to be the first true Kinect only first-person-shooter!

Well I am not sure how sales are going to be, with it launching right inbetween Battlefield 3 and the new Call of Duty games!

But 505 Games and developers think it will be a hit being the first FPS were you have to really duck, move, kick, shoot with your whole body instead of just using your thumbs and trigger finger.

Oct
19
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Gone are the voluptuous boobs, sexy booty and sleek evening gowns

Christina Hendricks has been immortalised as a video game character in the new Need for Speed: The Run, but the results aren't what we'd imagine!

I guess EA thought the virtual character called Sam Harper, in the new Need For Speed: The Run would be just a little over-board sexy, if it was just like the real lieft Christina Hendricks, whom is famous for playing the sultry secretary the TV series Mad Men, showing off all her best parts.

Instead it all down to business, brains is what drives the heroin Sam Harper in the coast to coast race, with manly, square-ish look at what little is left of her boobs covered up with a boring leather jacket.

Maybe someone will release an NFS mod to return the video game character back to her real voluptuous self!

NEWS SOURCE:...
Oct
19
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PS Store Now Available on Sony Corp 'Sony Tablet S'



Sony has opened the PlayStation Store's doors to another non-dedicated gaming device today with its arrival on the Sony Tablet S

For those of you that bought the first very costy Android-based PlayStation Certified device, called the 'Sony Tablet S', which launched back in September, you now finally be able to enjoy downloading (via WiFi-only, due to large size), a bunch of classic PS-One retro titles:

Oct
19
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Will Uncharted 3 Max the PlayStation 3 Out?



Sequel to one of the best looking games of this generation is on the way in Uncharted 3, but Naughty Dog is softening the blow for loyal fans that are expecting the graphical leap that occured before.

Come November 1st, the big sequel 'Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception' that all loyal PS3 fans are waiting for will finally appear on store shelves, but once bought home and unwrapped, some fans my be in for a big upset on the fact the 'graphics' will not be that much better then they noticed the last Uncharted 2, as it was tons better then the first Uncharted!

Oct
19
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Imagine training to be a cop using a Halo-style simulator



Police College using a FPS to train for scenarios ranging from domestic disputes to lost children and traffic stops. In many ways it resembles the popular video games that students grew up playing!

Recently, the Criminal justice instructors at Fox Valley Technical College, have been using an 'first-person-simulator' which behaves similar to the Halo or COD in overall design and functions to better train their new police students so they will be in the end better equipped to handle the 'read world' outside of college and on their job.

Oct
19
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New 3DS news that was previously 'impossible' to share arriving this Friday



President Satoru Iwata will take to the stage at the '3DS New Information: Internet Presentation' in Japan to provide 'new 3DS news' that was 'impossible' to share at its pre-TGS press conference.

No real information on what this press conference could be about, except that it will contain news about the November 3DS update, and it will be available live stream via Japanese site NicoNico Douga, and by Ustream for those outside of Japan.

Rumors are that it either be 'another price cut' for the slipping sales of the 3DS, or announcement of plans to release a new 3DS model with the 'extra circle pad' and shoulder buttons built-in, as since the announcement of that 'add-on' cradle, it been filled with hate and comments from press and loyal Nintendo fans.

Hey, maybe big...
Oct
19
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Some of TV's most popular game shows are being resurrected through interactive video games



A partnership between developer Ludia, gaming company Ubisoft and entertainment company FremantleMedia will release several interactive titles this fall, featuring clips from the TV shows themselves.

Because it just so easy to take something that is popular and redo it again and again and again, they have decided to do just that and his holiday season, a number of top TV shows will be released for the Kinect and the Xbox 360 complete with of course a bunch of actual TV clips, first one is Family Feud 2012 which went on sale yesterday!

Oct
19
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NEWS UPDATE: July 23rd, 2012 -- 'True Blue' has released details on their new dongle!​

It been almost two months since the last news update from the True Blue team, and almost of month of rumors being leaked from Lightake regarding a new dongle coming out, and finally early this morning we got an E-Mail from the developers behind 'True Blue' with a statement regarding this 'new dongle' and also news that all existing customers will be supported!


Oct
19
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PS Vita to launch on Feb. 22nd, 2012 in 'non-Japan' markets



Finally the date is here to mark X on it, come Feb. 22nd, 2012 the PS Vita will be available around the world, in USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, UK, etc.

Make sure you 'pre-order' when you can if you want it play with your PSVita, come Feb. 22nd, as in Japan they already sold-out, it going to be I think the first time people are camping out for a 'portable gaming system', but be warned, the 20mb download limit has also been confirmed for the USA market, and AT&T will be the people doing the 3G support, and 'game prices' will be equal to the 'price range' of console 360/PS3 titles, not cheaper just because it is on a 'portable' system.

Oct
18
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Those that are left-handed and love to fight with swords in their southpaw, will be out of luck

Nintendo will NOT be offering a sword in your left hand like possible with the previous Zelda game, Twlight Princess, in Skyward Sword you will be stuck battleing the monsters with your right arm!

Lefty's are left in the cold this time around with the latest adventure in Zelda land, those picking-up a copy of Skyward Sword on Nov. 20th, better learn fast on how to battle the monsters with the Wii remote in their right-hand!

Oct
18
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In Europe and Asia, PS3 gamers are enjoying the new GT5 DLC packs, but in USA, is has been delay



SCEA has just confirmed that, while the downloadable content for GT5 was supposed to be available via the PSN today, some sort of unforeseen mishap has prevented them from releasing it on time.

Loyal GT5 fans woke-up today, to find out if they lived in the good old USA, they were left out in the cold, with no new tracks, cars, and all sorts of awseome stuff to make use of in the new GT5 v2.0, whereas their online buddies overseas where bragging about all the great stuff.

SCEA says they will make it up to their loyal customers, by giving US gamers a "special bonus" for having to wait longer then the rest of the world for all the DLC packs.

NEWS SOURCE:...
Oct
18
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505 Games announced today that the all-singing, all-dancing game Grease for Kinect is now shipping



Officially licensed songs & timeless choreography from the movie, Grease is an interactive social singing & dancing experience where you can tune up your own style & release your inner rock n' roller!

It been 40 years since the now world-famous musical "Grease Lighting" first was showed in Chicago, since they it has produced an empire of movies, music, clothes, and some not so successful spins in the past for video gamer at heart still wanting to relive the '50s era.

Well now 40 years later, 505 games hopes to finally change that with their new release designed for Kinect and also the Playstation Move, developer Zoe Mode feels it will be hit with shoppers this holiday season.

Oct
18
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'Because servers cost money, and used games don’t make developers any money'

Those who wish to pick up a used copy of Battlefield 3 to save their hard-earned coin will need to pay homage to EA by purchasing an online pass, or they won’t be able to participate in multiplayer!

It been confirmed by multiple sources that Battlefield 3 will have an "online pass", when it is launched and when DICE was asked for a statement of why, they made this comment:

Oct
17
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A new study claims it is the 'bad language' in video games that causes aggression in teenagers



While it has been long established that watching violent scenes increases aggression levels, a new study in the medical journal Pediatrics suggests that being exposed to foul language is the problem

There is no stopping the media and researchers in studying 'violent video games', but this new USA university report, puts a twist on it, they claim it is the 'foul language' being exposed to 'swearing in games and on TV', that is the real cause for aggression in teenagers.

Oct
17
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Professor Layton Leaves The Nintendo Stable, Adds iOS To Supported Platforms

One of the biggest Nintendo DS franchises is jumping ship and no longer going to be an Nintendo’s exclusive for the 'Professor Layton' series, as 'Layton Brothers: Mystery Room will be for iOS devices

Tough times are headed for Nintendo's bottom line, as one of their major developers Level-5 has decided to jump off the big 'N' money-train and try out their hands in doing the next 'Professor Layton' series for iOS devices.

Oct
17
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Sketchy ads promote battery-saver apps for Android, but experts say they are really stealing data



Scareware has reached Android as users are seeing ads warning that they need to upgrade their battery, but infact the rogue apps endanger your privacy or siphon money from your wallet instead!

As 'mobile gaming' takes off, so does those that want to 'steal info' or 'have fun' with your personal info, the problem with Android devices they are not just for 'gaming', they also used for your 'personal email, phone calls' so the 'need' to grab that 'info' is even more wanted by these sleazy agents out to wreak your life.

The second problem alot of games on Android, are using the 'ad system' to fund their development, it great and works for alot of indie developers, even top-rated ones like Angry Birds run ads, and with little in the way of check and...