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To be released in Japan on July 19th



The device will be also compatible with other Sony's gadgets such as Vaios, Vita, tablets and phones

After PlayTV in Europe and Torne in Japan here we comes the new iteration of "multi-media peripheral" for Playstation 3 and other devices, the name nasne™ and as for now it is only being released in Japan on July 19th for about 16,980 Yen (160€/$210).

This new device is an all-in-one combining a satellite and digital video broadcasting tuner and recorder with 500GB of storage and sharing capabilities between different devices such as Playstation 3, PS Vita, Vaio computers, Sony's tablets and phones.

Here is the full press release with all the info:

Apr
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The amazing iOS game now on Pc



The adventure iOS game Sword and Sworcery is now available for Pc with the soundtrack.

Sword and Sworcery, the great iOS game, is finally available for Pc on Steam. With a higher resolution 1920x1080 the game now looks even more beautiful and it's available for $5.99. In addition you can purchase the Jim Guthrie's soundtrack "Ballad of the Space Babies", even in vinyl.

STEAM APP LINK: http://store.steampowered.com/app/204060/?cc=$

OFFICIAL SITE: http://jimguthrie.bandcamp.com/album/sword-sworcery-lp-the-ballad-of-the-space-babies

Our thanks to 'Robe24'...
Apr
17
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The shiny new tablet will be available to purchase in more places of the world



Apple has just informed that the 3rd gen iPad is coming this Friday to countries such as Thailand, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic and more

Apple has just releases a PR announcing the new iPad arriving to South Korea and more countries this Friday 20th and even more the next Friday 27th.

Here is the full statement:

Apr
17
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A new version of this great tool



Erik Spyder has updated the app SysCheck for Wii to version v2.1.0 B18.

SysCheck v2.1.0 B18 has just been released. This great app, developed by Erik Spyder help us to check our iOS, System Menu and cIOS in our console. With this app you can know if they're well installed and working properly or not.

The full changelog is below:

NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.wiihacks.com/content/505-syscheck-v2-1-0-b18.html
NEWS SOURCE #2: http://www.wii-homebrew.com/wii-homebrew/syscheck-v210-b18

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this 'homebrew' update!
Apr
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It cost $1300 for the basic model with 1Mhz and 4KB of RAM



35 years ago, both Steves showed to the world one of the most charismatic computers of all the time, the original Apple II

We are celebrating today the 35th birthday of a computer classic, the Apple II that was introduced by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak for the first time at the 1977 West Coast Computer Faire for releasing it to the big public soon after.

The basic model was sporting 4KB of RAM which at that moment were enough for advanced consumer's computing as well as the 1Mhz processor. The retail price started at $1300.

If you want to know more about this. Head to the link below.

NEWS SOURCE: http://techland.time.com/2012/04/16...rsary-tribute-to-apples-first-iconic-product/

Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for this flashback in time...
Apr
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The original Apple II version



Jordan Mechner rescues the original code of the first Prince of Persia and releases it to public

Jordan Mechner, the creator of Prince of Persia has managed to recover the almost lost source code of the all mighty Prince of Persia, the first version, this is the Apple II edition.

Apr
17
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Now the game is fully funded



The original goal was only $900,000 but with this $3 million the game will be absolutely amazing

Some time ago we informed you about Wasteland's fundraise surpassing $1.5 million and therefore coming to Mac OS X and Linux. Now, that amount has been doubled getting an impressive $3 million.

According to Shacknews:

Apr
17
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Trent Oster from Beamdog has tweeted them



Some details of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition have been revealed today.

Trent Oster from Beamdog has just twitted the details of the upcoming Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. The game will be released this summer for Pc, Mac and iDevice.

Check out below the full list of details:

Apr
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After Flashback, here comes another one



LuckyCat infects Mac computers via Java vulnerability and spreads spreads through Microsoft Office Word documents

Another headache for Mac users. Jus a few days ago we informed you about Flashback trojan infecting 600000 Macs around the world and the various solutions to check/remove the infection. Now, another trojan called LuckyCat has been found by Karpesky that claims to be infecting computers via Java vulnerability (again) and once infected, spreading the "disease" trough Office docs.

According to Securelist:

Apr
17
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Five years in Middle-Earth



Lord of the Rings Online wants to compensate us with some gifts in the 5th anniversary of the game.

Lord of the Rings Online 5th anniversary is coming and as part of the celebration they want to give all the players some gifts around to say thank you. The anniversary festival will run from April 16th through April 30th and the rewards will be granted based on your account status:

All Players

Premium and VIP Players

Apr
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Four bonus missions and a military Kat costume

If you reserve the game in North America at Gamestop or Amazon you'll receive some bonus content.

Sony America will include one of the DLC packs in Japan as a pre-order bonus for Gravity Rush. Reserve the game from Gamestop or Amazon and you'll receive a military costume for Kat and four bonus missions. If the pack is the same as the SCEJ has planned for Japan you'll get two races as challenge missions and the side missions involve Commander Yuri.

Gravity Rush will be released on June 12 in North America for Playstation Vita.

NEWS SOURCE: http://www.siliconera.com/2012/04/1...military-kat-costume-and-four-bonus-missions/

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
Apr
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Launching next week for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS



Google's cloud storage service will begin next week and will offer 5GB of free space to all users.

Some time ago we informed you about Google releasing its own cloud storage service called Google Drive.

Now, Thenextweb is reporting that they have credible evidences of the service launching the next with for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS offering users a free 5GB account with the possibility to upgrade it paying, like Dropbox.

According to TheNextWeb

Apr
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Created by artist DaiShi



A stunning papercraft model of the Skyrim Frost Dragon is waiting to you.

Artist DaiShi has created the Skyrim frost dragon, a stunning papercraft model. The dragon and rock stand in at a height of 460mm and the wingspan stretches out to 500mm. The model has 690 parts. The dragon is fully detailed including even veins in the wing membranes. DaiShi listed this papercraft as "very hard" difficulty, but if you like Skyrim you should try it.

You can download the model using this link

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NEWS SOURCE: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/04/16/skyrim-39-s-frost-dragon-reborn-in-paper.aspx
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It will arrive next week



Capcom brings us the possibility of playing two different quests in the great Dragon's Dogma demo.

Capcom has announced that the Dragon's Dogma demo will be released next week on April 24 on the Xbox Live Marketplace and the US Playstation Store, it will arrive on April 25 to the European Playstation Store.

In the demo you can choose between two character classes, the Fighter and the Strider. The Fighter encounter is a Prologue quest set before the events of the main game, while the Strider quest is set in the capital Gransys. Both missions ends with a BIG boss fight. You can design your main character by using the Dragon's Dogma character creation tool and if you buy the game in May you'll be able to export it to the full game.

NEWS SOURCE:...
Apr
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New York is a true jungle



Crysis 3 is coming and EA has revealed the first screenshots of the game, they look amazing.

EA has revealed the first screenshots of the awaited Crysis 3. As you can see, New York is a true jungle now, and the visuals of the game looks awesome, as all the Crysis games. You can take a look now to the 5th Avenue Rainforest, the Midtown Grassland and more.

According to Crytek:

Apr
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A sequel to one of the most popular FB games.



According to a Zynga’s employer CV, Farmville 2 looks to be on the cards...

According to a Zynga employer CV, the company could be already working on a sequel to one of the most popular Facebook games... yes, Farmville 2 could be arriving soon. For better or for worse, the first one has become an "icon" of social gaming.

Apr
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Finally, it begins shipping from today.



After a lot of troubles and delays, the $35 credit-card-sized computer is finally shipping to pre-order customers.

Well, these are surely good news because, after a lot of troubles and delays, the $35 credit-card-sized computer Raspberry Pi, is finally shipping to pre-order customers!

Apr
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The project is called 'Epic Mario'



'Epic Mario' is a Kickstarter project that aims to build entire Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 with Legos. The goal is... 26K?!

Lego artist Zachary Pollock, submitted a new Kickstarter project, called "Epic Mario". This one is a bit crazy, as it aims to recreate the entire Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 with Legos.

Pollock estimates that the whole project will take "780,000 lego studs." and it will be six feet tall and 90 feet wide. It's huge, that's why his money Goal for this project is $26,400. Well, that's surely a LOT...

Apr
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EA's games dominate the all formats rankings...



After last week Kinect Star Wars, took the No.1 spot, EA's FIFA Street returns to the top position, on the all format rankings...

The UK Charts for last week, which ended on April 14 are out.

FIFA Street returns to the "All Format" chart top position, after Kinect Star Wars took the top spot last week.

Apr
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Now with multiplayer support



Namco Bandai has released the 1.1 update for Soul Calibur which adds Bluetooth multiplayer support.

Soul Calibur was released on iOS in January with a price of $15, which is more expensive than the Xbox Live Arcade version, and the game came without multiplayer support. Namco Bandai wanted to solve it with the update 1.1, which adds Bluetooth multiplayer support for "VS Battle" mode.

Soul Calibur is on sale for the update, with the price dropped to $12, but Namco Bandai warns us that multiplayer won't work with iPod Touch 4, but it should work with the newer iPhones and iPads.

NEWS SOURCE: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/04/16/soul-calibur-ios-update-adds-multiplayer-subtracts-a-few-dollar/

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
Apr
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Yes it's a FAKE but it's really funny



Gamesradar has launched the first - and fake - Dragon Ball Z trailer for Kinect.

A new Dragon Ball Z game for Kinect was officially announced last week, so later this year you'll be able to fight like a crazy person in your house, launching Kamehameha's or Big Bang Attacks in your living room. All the Dragon Ball fans should be really excited, that's why Gamesradar has made a fake, but really funny video of Dragon Ball Z for Kinect, anyway I think this is the way we'll play the game when it get launched so... you'd better train yourself!!

Check the video below:


NEWS SOURCE: http://www.gamesradar.com/dragonball-z-kinect-trailer-not-really-leaked/

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!