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Microsoft launching Xbox Music on 26 October – report

Microsoft will be launching the Xbox Music service, which was announced at E3 this year, towards the end of this month according to a report from The Verge. The report cites “multiple sources” who say that Microsoft is preparing to send the service into the wild on 26 October, dropping it on the same date that Windows 8 launches for the company. The timing would make sense, especially ...[Read More]

Sony reveals PS3 ‘super slim’ at TGS

Sony has announced two new editions of the PlayStation 3 console at this year’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS). The biggest change to both editions of the revised PS3 is a much smaller profile, taking the console from slim to ‘super slim’. The latest version of the PS3 is 20% smaller and 25 percent lighter than the existing Slim console and there has been a reworking of the internal hard ...[Read More]

Nintendo’s Wii U launching for Europe on 30 November

Nintendo has finally confirmed launch dates and pricing for the company’s upcoming Wii U console, the successor to the Nintendo Wii. Details of the content in the two official versions of the console have also been made available. America will be getting the console ahead of everyone else, on 18 November this year. Europe is next in line, possibly along with South Africa (though there is no ...[Read More]

Angry Birds giving way to Bad Piggies on 27 September

Angry Birds creators Rovio Entertainment will be switching things around in one of the most downloaded mobile games in existence at the end of this month. Come 27 September Angry Birds fans will be able to play the other side of the story with Bad Piggies, “…with all new, never-before-seen gameplay – and not a slingshot in sight!” The new title will be launching for Android, iOS ...[Read More]

Toyota to export driving data to smartphone apps or the PlayStation

Toyota is planning on releasing a car capable of monitoring driving information, such as clutch, brake and accelerator pedal presses and gear changes and then exporting that data to either a smartphone app for analysis or to PlayStation game Gran Turismo in order to recreate a given drive. According to reports there is a single sports car slated for release in Japan with this functionality in 2013...[Read More]

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will be providing US election coverage

Microsoft’s plan to turn the Xbox console into something that isn’t just a gaming machine has taken another step with the company’s announcement that Xbox LIVE would be providing live, interactive election coverage for the States’ upcoming presidential election. Starting on 27 August Xbox LIVE users in the US will have access to a range of election content from several sour...[Read More]

Sony shutting down Studio Liverpool

It has been confirmed today that Sony will be shuttering one of its gaming studios based in the UK. Studio Liverpool, formerly known as Psygnosis, which is known for the WipeOut series of games will be closed in its entirety. Originally reports were only speculating on the closure but Sony has since confirmed that reports are accurate. A portion of Sony’s statement reads: “It has been ...[Read More]

Electronic Arts – Digital game sales will outstrip retail copies in 2 or 3 years

Video game publisher Electronic Arts expects that digital sales of its titles will overtake sales of retailed boxed games within the next two or three years. Reuters reports that the company’s COO Peter Moore has made the claim in a recent interview. Moore said “There will come a point, whether it is two or three years from now, when we say. ‘We are doing more in digital media no...[Read More]

Wikipad gaming tablet specs revealed

The Wikipad gaming tablet, a prototype of which was shown off by Wikipad at CES this year, is edging closer to being a reality. The Wikipad was previously slated to be a 10.1″ tablet with 3D gaming functionality via twin analogue sticks and conventional game-controller buttons but the specs have been revealed for the first of the upcoming models. The 10.1″ form factor remains but the 3...[Read More]

Kickstarter has a brand new (Android) console – Ouya – UPDATE

Update: The project is now fully funded, reaching over $2 million with another 28 days to go. The project was sitting on around $20,000 a little over 12 hours ago. Kickstarter has spawned all sorts of interesting projects but the latest is the previously-rumoured Ouya console, which intends to bring Android games to the living room. The console is being designed by Jambox designer Yves Behar and h...[Read More]

Nintendo to release 3DS XL in July, August

Nintendo have announced a larger version of their 3DS handheld console, surprising most who were expecting a Lite version of the 3DS to arrive first. The 3DS XL (3DS LL in Japan) will have feature two enlarged screens, increasing in size from 3.53″ to 4.88″ for the top display and from 3″ to 4.18″ for the lower touchscreen. The console is expected to become available in Jap...[Read More]

Xbox 720 roadmap apparently leaked

A 56-page document surfaced over the weekend that apparently outlines the roadmap for Microsoft’s new console, which the documents call the Xbox 720. Whether the information contained in the document is accurate is up for dispute without a confirmation from Microsoft but all that the company has done is requested that the document be removed from Scrib, where it was previously uploaded. The ...[Read More]

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