Consoles

Three new colours for PSP-3000

Three new colour variations of Sony’s recently redesigned PSP are to hit UK retail over this month and next, SCEE has announced. Later this month the PSP-3000 will be made available in both Mystic Silver and Pearl White, whilst an additional Radiant Red model will be launched some time in …

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amBX captures PS3 deal

Special effects hardware firm amBX this week took a step closer to wider acceptance after signing up as a tools provider for the PlayStation 3. The agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment means that amBX – which recently spun out of Philips via VC funding – can develop its light, sound …

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GameFly purchases Shacknews

Online rental service GameFly has acquired the independent video games site Shacknews. The deal covers all of Shacknews’ related destinations, granting GameFly control over various websites and services including FileShack, a popular downloads site. GameFly has pledged to retain the current Shacknews staff and ethos, as well as improving the …

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Xbox figures high in brand survey

A new report from brands and marketing agency Vitrue claims that Xbox was the fifth most discussed brand on social networking sites in 2008. The company compiled its results by monitoring online conversations across a number of social networking sites, measuring the frequency in which a number of blue-chip” brands …

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Mario Kart worlds biggest seller in 08

Nintendo dominated the list of the world’s biggest selling games of 2008 – with Mario Kart beating out titles such as Wii Fit and GTA IV to become the most popular game of the year. Mario Kart Wii sold a total of 8.94 million units in 2008 according to recent …

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PopCap: "Nintendo hasn’t stolen our thunder"

PopCap’s creative director and co-creator of the mammoth casual gaming success Bejeweled, Jason Kapalka, has insisted that firms such as Nintendo are not ‘stealing its thunder’ despite the fact that the huge sales numbers for many casual titles continue to go unrecognised. Kapalka was responding to a recent report on …

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Pikmin and Mario Tennis dated for Wii

Nintendo has announced the UK release date of the first two GameCube titles scheduled to receive the Wii-control makeover treatment – Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis. To find out what they are, click here to visit CasualGaming.biz.

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