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Check if you qualify for the update



iMac and MacBook pro mid 2007 or newer, MacBook Late 2008 or newer, Mac mini early 2009 are among the computer that support OS X Mountain Lion

Despite we already know this as part of the betas of Mountain Lion, it is always good to get an official confirmation of the supported devices that will be upgradeable to OS X Mountain Lion.

Check it out:

If your device is not listed here, you should stick with your actual OS or think about renewing your "old" Mac.

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Apple to 'IOSize' the music player



Japanese blog Macotakara has revealed that Apple plans to release a new iPod nano with a longer form factor and also a home button

Attention music lovers! Apple may be working on the new iPod Nano that according to several sources could be sporting a longer form factor than usual and a home button instead the famous "Wheel".

According to Redmondpie:

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Could be released in October



Some sources are claiming that the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro will have a partner soon

The retina iMac couldn't be the only one Mac that will feature a new Retina Display in the future. Recently, some bechkmarks have been spotted performed on a not-yet released not-even announced 13-inch MacBook Pro, suggesting that the new device will come later this year.

According to Appleinsider:

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And Limited Collector's Edition detailed



Microsoft has revealed today the pre-order bonuses and the Limited Collector's Edition of the awaited Forza Horizon

Microsoft has unveiled the pre-order bonuses that retailers will include with Forza Horizon when the game get released on October 23 for Xbox 360.

The bonus content is a 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, with a custom Forza Horizon livery created by the Forza community team. This bonus content comes as a download code.

There are also some exclusive cars in Forza Horizon, depending on the retailer you make your pre-order:

Participating retailers for Europe are: Game, GameStation and Amazon in the UK, and GameStop, Media Saturn and Amazon. In the US: GameStop,...
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But not listed in the specs



Some clever user has found that the new Google device sports a magnetic sensor to lock and unlock

Curious news we have here. It seems that the new Google's Nexus 7 tablet has some hidden capabilities such as the magnet sensor to lock and unlock the device just as seen on iPad 2 and newer. This means that SmartCover-like covers will soon appear.

According to Engadget:


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Jul
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Or just a block of metal



Some pictures of what seems to be an engineering sample of the shape of the new iPhone 5 have been leaked

More iPhone 5 info. This time, a couple of photos of a metal block with the supposedly shape of the new Apple device have emerged online and reveals the exact size and external component location of the upcoming smartphone.

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According to GottaMobile:

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We have the OS before the tablet



Google has deployed the Jelly Bean update for the Google Nexus 7 tablet even it is not available to the general public yet

Lately, we are seeing "Jelly Beans" everywhere. A lot of devices are getting the anxiety update and even the source code has already been released. Now, Android 4.1.1 reaches Google Nexus 7, the new tablet that is not even available to general public yet.

According to Redmondpie:

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12
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Project Sora studio says goodbye



The studio who made Kid Icarus: Uprising has closed its doors

Sad news we have here. It seems that Project Sora, the devs behind the popular Kid Icarus: Uprising for the 3DS has closed its doors.

According to CVG:

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12
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No more advertising in the game



Penny Arcade devs need $1M to make the game and the web Ad-free once for all

Another Kickstarter new (And we already lost the count). This time, the project is to fund the Ad-Free version of the popular saga Penny Arcade.

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The first DLC for the game



Ubisoft will release the first DLC for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier on July 17.

Ubisoft has just announced that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will receive the first DLC (Arctic Strike Map Pack) on July 17 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

The price for this DLC has been set to 800 Microsoft Points or £7.99 on PSN.

The new pack will include the following:

NEWS SOURCE: Ghost Recon Future Soldier Arctic...
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RetroArch & Cores - Unofficial Builds

I will post updated versions of RetroArch and the Cores here every now and again.
These builds are unofficial as they were compiled by myself from the RetroArch (https://github.com/Themaister/RetroArch) and LibRetro (https://github.com/libretro) Git's.

Latest build: 12/07/2012

Included Cores:

Snes9x Next - Super Nintendo
FCEU_MM - Nintendo Famicom / NES
Gambatte - Gameboy & Gameboy Color
VBA Next - Gameboy Advance
Final Burn Alpha - Arcade
PR-Boom - Doom, Doom 2 etc.
(NEW!) Genesis-Plus-GX 1.7 - Sega Genesis / Megadrive, Master System, Game...
Jul
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C2D by 'andbey0nd' brings us a very useful PS3 hacker tool



Scene developer 'andbey0nd' has released an easy-to-use method to change our retail units to developing Playstation 3 consoles

That's it, andbey0nd has released the so rumored CEX to DEX Flash patcher for powering up even more your hacked Playstation 3 converting our standard Retail Units (CEX) to developer-test units (DEX).

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And PS Vita 'sinking' again. Covering from 07/02/12 – 07/08/12



Media Create has released its japanese weekly sales chart. Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 and 3DS remains on top. Etrian Odyssey IV has an strong debut.

Japanese firm Media Create has released the Japanese sales chart for last week, which covered from July 02 to July 08 (Week 28, 2012).

- Software.

Pokémon Black and White 2 for the Nintendo DS remain on top of the chart. Atlus' Etrian Odyssey IV for the 3DS, had a strong debut selling 95K+ units. Level-5′s 'Little Battler eXperience: Baku Boost' (3DS too) came in at third with 56,000 sold.

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Brings achievements, leaderboards and save game sync to the Tablet.



Amazon has announced GameCircle, which is basically a platform like Apple's Game Center, but aimed for their Kindle Fire.

Amazon has announced GameCircle for their Kindle Fire low-budget Android tablet, a very similar platform to Apple's Game Center.

It has been described as a series of APIs for developers to easily integrate and add this new experience to their games:

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'Scalable multimedia computer system'



A recently filed Microsoft patent called 'Scalable multimedia computer system' could provide several hints about the Xbox 720...

A relatively recent Microsoft patent application from December 2010 -but published last month-, suggests that they could be considering the notion of console hardware that "can be customised and upgraded over time".

It specifically refers to a "scalable multimedia computer system architecture", and could give us a glimpse on what Microsoft could be planning...

Here are some of its key points:

- Shared and Scalable computing resources:

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MS... a potential buyer?



Reuters reports that potential buyers for Vivendi’s 60% share of Activision Blizzard include Microsoft, Time Warner and Tencent...

As you may remember, Vivendi was planning to offload its 61% Activision holding.

Now, according to a Reuters report, the media conglomerate has appointed a bank to sound out potential suitors, including Microsoft, Time Warner and Tencent.

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Including a game and a campaign of Online harrasment.



A woman seeking to expose misogyny in Video Games suffered 'a harsh lesson in the extent of Internet viciousness'.

So, a Canadian-American woman who was seeking to expose misogyny in video games in his blog, suffered a harsh lesson in the extent of Internet viciousness.

However, that was just the start.

A 25-year-old man from Sault Ste. Marie, created and posted a game online,...
Jul
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Scene developer 'andbey0nd' has released an easy-to-use method to do an CEX to DEX conversion for those wishing to switch up their 16mb NOR PS3's to the next level of hacking power.