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Feb
11
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Past month Industry Sales are below the level from... 2004?



January was surely a very low month for Video Game sales. Seems NPD is reporting they are below 2004 levels. XBOX 360 is the highest selling console with 270K units sold.

The market research company NPD has released its January 2012 sales report, and it looks like, overall, it was a pretty bad month for every console, as the Industry Sales are below the level from 2004.

Top selling games for January:

Feb
11
We are finally happy to announce the "Official Release"

XMB Manager Plus v0.10

XMB Manager Plus (XMBM+) is a new XMB category based off of REBUG’s "Package Manager", which is a modded version of the official (debug/Jailbreak) "Install Package Files" XMB option.

This will replace the "Install Package Files" option or for REBUG CFW "Package Manager".

XMB Manager Plus allows the entire PS3 filesystem to be browsed and/or deleted (all file types supported), We have added functions to REBUG's
"Package Manager" and renamed it to "Package Manager Plus", it consists of all previous features plus it now includes new Homebrew Category that has
options to download a selection of popular PS3 homebrew packages. We have also added a new "Game Data Manager" that contains all games data type
tools, like saves, backups, etc....
Feb
10
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Video released showcasing Dual-Booting and still Glitch'ing on a Xbox 360



ModControl has produced a video showing how their modded RGH code allows for dual-hand and still full 'Reset-Glitch-Hack' on a Xbox 360 Console using a Team Xecutor Cool Runner

Thanks to the hard efforts of both Team ModControl and Team CodeXecution, they have taken the original RGH code and modified it a bit to allow correct support for Xbox 360 Console to have two different kernal using a Dual-Nand setup, and still allow a device like TX CoolRunner to perform the Glitch'ing function successful each time, and here is video showing you proof on how it works, with a full release of the 'modded' RGH code and complete tutorial on how to setup
your Xbox 360 console to be release after this weekend.

Feb
09
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For a limited time only



Gold Pass for Ridge Racer Vita will be included for free if you buy the game soon

For a limited time, Namco Bandai will offer, with the boxed version of Ridge Racer Vita, a Ridge Racer Gold Pass, this is a pass that grants access to three extra courses, five new cars and two music tracks and an 'extended music mix', for free.

Those who decide to buy the game online will also receive this Gold Pass, but only if they buy it before March 31st.

Let's talk about prices, price for this DLC after promotion will be €6.99. There would be also a Silver Pass available in April which includes more DLC for the game, the price for this Silver Pass will be €5.99.

Ridge Racer Vita is the cheapest launch title for PS Vita with a price of £19.99.

NEWS SOURCE:...
Feb
09
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The long-awaited vehicle combat game is almost here!

Sony will release a series of TM videos called 'Twisted Metal University'. The first one 'Weapons Training' showcases the in-game weapons to finish off your rivals.

Twisted Metal for the PlayStation 3, was first (and officially) revealed back at the E3 2010. It was scheduled for a release on October last year, but was delayed to February 14, 2012 in North America. Well, that's just less than a week ahead, so Sony will start releasing new gameplay trailers showcasing the game different features, called Twisted Metal University.

The first one is Weapons Training. This Twisted tutorial teaches you key tactics such as the EMP Blast and Absorption Shield, and how to pick the perfect sidearm weapon.

Developed by Eat Sleep Play, published by SCE and directed by...
Feb
09
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The Naruto series gets another game by CyberConnect2 this March.



Namco Bandai has released a 9 minutes long trailer for their newest Naruto entry. The game is coming very soon to your PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360!

The long running anime series, Naruto will get another action/fighting game. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is scheduled for a March in North America and Europe.

Developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Namco Bandai, the game will feature characters from the prequels Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, with two incarnations for every character from the series.

Feb
09
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The goal was $400,000, they are now at $634,170 collected!



Psychonauts studio asked their fans for funding an old-school adventure game, they set up a Kickstarter project to raise $400,000, but fans cross the mark easily in just a few hours.

Psychonauts creators, Double Fine launched yesterday a 'crowdfunding', in order to collect money for a new old-school adventure game.

Well, their initial goal was to raise $400,000, but in just matter of hours, fans managed to beat that mark and they are now around $634,170 USD collected, well exceeding the initial target, and the fund keeps growing. There are 33 days left for the crowdfunding to finish, so you can still contribute in the Kickstarter page.

So what the game will be about?

Feb
09
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Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC arts unveiled.

Sega bring us the final European covers for the upcoming title and they are looking pretty good.

Sega via press release has sent us the final cover arts for European countries which the game will be getting later this year.
Sorry, no Wii-U cover available yet :).

Check it out:

[​IMG] [​IMG]...​
Feb
09
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Some lucky customers have already received it



Apparently, Amazon Canada has opened the cage and customers who had pre-ordered the console are receiving it before the launch date.

Believe it or not but a few lucky customers are now enjoying their Vitas, more than a week before the official launch date.

It appears that Amazon Canada started to ship it, but only to those who had pre-ordered it. But dont't get to excited, they have been caught doing this anticipated sales and by now, no new purchases will receive the console before February 22.

This is a message from Canadian redflagdeals.com forum :

Feb
09
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Dropbox soon will have a serious competitor

Mountain View's crew are preparing the launch of Google Drive, a similar approach to Google Docs but with files.

Dropbox, Skydrive, iCloud, the future is in the cloud! and Google knows it. For that reason, they have created Google Drive, a file storage service that will be launched in the coming weeks and off course, it will be free of charge becoming pay-required if you need more storage space.

Android app and possibly iOS and Windows Phone ones will be available for its debut.

According to 9to5Google:

Feb
09
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The game will be available the same day the PS Vita arrives at Europe and North America



Game sequences and Gala and Coalition modes revealed in it. Prepare your blades to fight the hordes!

Tecmo Koei via press release has announced that the launching trailer of the upcoming Dynasty Warriors Next for PS Vita is already online for your viewing pleasure.

The trailer features game sequences and introduces Gala and Coalition playing modes that wanted to extract all PS Vita juice. This title supports up to 4 players via Ad-Hoc connection.

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Feb
09
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Suggest minor physical changes but larger battery cells



The rumors are saying that the new tablet could be released in March. We hope so...

iPad 3 back cases are popping out like mushrooms in Autumn. At least two websites are reporting that they have acces to the iPad 3 back cases and they look pretty similar to the iPad 2 ones except for the position of the camera hole and the suggestion of a large battery space.

One of the websites also shows...
Feb
09
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Capcom has pushed back the launching of the game.



Neither Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 users can play the title before March 9th.

Sad news we have here. It appears that Capcom has pushed back the launch date for the upcoming action-fighting game, Asura's Wrath to the next month, March 9th to be exact.

According to MCVUK:

We have to wait a bit more to unleash our wrath!


NEWS SOURCE:...
Feb
09
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The game will be released on March for multiple platforms



Harry Potter will never die! Today, we are getting the final European covers for the Playstation Vita version

For all the J.K Rowling and Lego fans out there, Warner Bros has just sent us the final PAL covers of Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 for the upcoming handheld.

Here you can see the 2D and 3D versions in full resolution (Click the thumbnails). They are cute, aren't they?.

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Feb
09
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The approved measured expired in January.

A lot of European development studios would be affected by this and are preparing a B-plan consisting in moving out the Union.

Global-Crisis is hitting the videogame industry hard. Today we discovered that Europe would lose taxe breaks for developers as the measure is expiring. A reactivation of the measure must be required for the studios to apply to it and get a 20% production cut-costs benefit. Some of them are not discarding the possibility of moving to other countries which applies similar measures, like Canada.

According to Develop-Online website:

Feb
09
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A teaser trailer of the upcoming home-made film is available for your viewing pleasure.



If Hollywood doesn't want to make a movie, fans will do it. Check out the trailer inside, it's gorgeous.

This is just a short new, one of this that no needs more text to express what it wanted to say. Some fans are filming a Halo based movie and they have just released the first teaser trailer introducing the first Spartan and his Mjolnir Armor.

Feb
09
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It will be released to public with the celebration of the MWC 2012



Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will be the selected place to launch the Windows 8 Consumer Preview program

This one is for Windows supporters. Microsoft has just revealed that they will be releasing the next iteration of this popular Windows OS for the public audience on February 29th. Windows 8 beta (Formally named Consumer Preview Program) will be rolled out in the Mobile World Congress 2012 which takes place in Barcelona (Spain).

And you all would be thinking:"Why on earth is Microsoft introducing a Windows 8 OS which is intended for computers in a Mobile fair?" that's simply because Windows 8 will have a version that supports ARM architecture used by most smartphones and the Redmond crew want it to compete with Android and iOS tablets.

From ZDNet we can read:

Feb
09
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According to iPhone operator profiles

Jailbreak tools helped to discover this inside code-guts of current iOS devices.

It appears that some smart-guys from Yourdailymac website have just discovered the day when the next version of the popular Apple iOS system will be rolled out. It appears that we are getting iOS 5.1 on March 9th as it is indicated in carrier's profiles files.

Here is some paragraphs that clarifies the fact a bit more:

Feb
09
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v04.01.01 (aka) 'multiMAN Cobra Manager'

It has only been a few days since the big update which enabled full network ISO loading via Cobra-USB, and based on user feedback the Team has released a minor update

Changelog for 'mmCM' v04.01.01:

Feb
08
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Two new games added to Xbox Live Marketplace



Major Nelson announced on his blog that this two games are already available worldwide

Major Nelson has anounced today, as all the wednesdays, that Xbox Live Marketplace has been updated with two new arcade games, this week we can find a 6 vs 6 first person shooter and a sequel of the great Shank.

Prices are 1200 microsoft points for Gotham City Imposters and 800 microsoft points for Shank 2.

Here you can read some details of the games: