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Recordable TV coming to PS3

Sony Computer Entertainment’s head of marketing for New Zealand has confirmed that the company is looking to launch a digital tuner for the PS3 next year – effectively transforming it into a fully-functioning TV recorder. Warwick Light told NZ’s The Press newspaper: "We’re hoping next year – about the same …

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Games Media Awards: Nominations Close Today

Nominations for the first ever Games Media Awrds close today, so now’s the time to make sure your favourite representative of our beloved fourth estate is in the running – or, to hell with it, why not put your own name forward? The GMAs take place at London’s Soho Revue …

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HMV sells off Japanese division for £70m

HMV has sold its Japanese business arm – made up of 62 stores and its website hmv.co.jp – for 70 million. The retailer says that the deal with DSM Investment Catorce will allow it to concentrate on countries in which it was a market leader. Chief executive Simon Fox added …

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UK charts: Diamond week for Pokemon as it hits top spot

Nintendo must be toasting yet another storming week in this week’s UK all formats, all prices chart as the platform holder once again dominates the top ten, publishing six out of the top ten best selling titles this week. Only Activision and EA manage to break the monopoly, while the …

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Rares Viva Pinata coming to DS

Rare’s Viva Pinata is to be released for the Nintendo DS, according to reports emerging from this past weekend’s Comic-Con. Microsoft-owned Rare will be using the original concept for the game – not the upcoming party version made by Australia’s Kaos – for the Nintendo machine. It’s not the first …

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LucasArts unveils Lego Indiana Jones

LucasArts has revealed details of a new Lego game based on the Indiana Jones franchise. Joining the ranks of Lego Star Wars I and II and the recently announced Lego Batman, the title will be developed by Travellers Tales. Next-gen.biz reports that the game will be based on the lasso-sporting …

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Rockstar exclusive coming to PS3

Grand Theft Auto publisher Rockstar is developing a new title that will be exclusive to PS3. SCEA’s Michael Shorrock revealed the news on the official US PlayStation blog on Friday. He wrote that Sony had ‘agreed to the PlayStation-exclusive rights of the next great franchise from the Rockstar studios’. ‘Everyone …

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Fight Night devs to make new Marvel game

EA’s Chicago team will be producing a new game based on Marvel’s comicbook characters, reports MCV’s sister site Develop. The new super hero fighting game will be developed for PS3 and Xbox 360 and released next year. EA Chicago is best known for its Fight Night games and recent title …

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