Consoles

N-Gage launches…at last

Although reports on the web say that Nokia is still holding back on an official announcement until Monday, the Finnish phone firm has finally launched its N-Gage games service. Sister site Develop has the full story – head over there for details.

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Sega confirms Sonic Unleashed

Sega has officially announced the long rumoured Sonic Unleashed. The game is said to seamlessly combine 2D with 3D gameplay, and is due for release on PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. By combining rich and vibrant scenery with dynamic viewpoints Sonic Unleashed will provide an immersive 3D experience whilst …

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GTA IV contains prostitutes, masturbation and fellatio

The BBFC passed Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV uncut in the UK this week – but the body’s website has revealed the title contains a multitude of risqu sexual references. Not only can players pick up prostitutes, but also ‘portray’ masturbation, fellatio and intercourse in the ‘18′-rated title. The BBFC’s …

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Paine: DS selling better than ever

Forget the festive season – Nintendo’s DS console is selling more right now than the platform holder would expect in the run-up to Christmas, according to marketing director Dawn Paine. A full three years after its UK launch, Nintendo has told MCV that DS sales continue to increase – and the …

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Commodore 64 arrives on Virtual Console

The latest format to join Nintendo’s Virtual Console service arrives today in the shape of classic 1980’s home computer the Commodore 64. Two C64 titles are available to download from today – classic fighter International Karate and 2D shooter Uridium. The C64 was first released in 1982 and went on …

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The Independents top ten video games

As other national papers detail the Byron report, The Independent’s front page advertises its feature for the ten best video games. The feature, which can be found on page 24 of its extra supplement, claims that Sega’s Condemned 2 is the best video game of the moment, whilst Advance Wars: …

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Haze release date scuppered again

Following the announcement yesterday that Ubisoft’s PS3 FPS Haze is scheduled for a UK release on May 22nd, the publisher has this morning released a revised release schedule that seemingly back tracks on yesterday’s news. The release date has reverted back to simply ‘May’, and whist that means a 22nd …

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Free Xbox Live points for GTA IV pre-orders at HMV.com

HMV.com is prompting pre-orders of Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360 by offering 1000 free Xbox Live points and a voucher book that contains over 130 worth of savings, for free. The vouchers will be redeemable in HMV stores in UK and Ireland and features savings on video games …

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