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Master Chief freebie for Halo Anniversary pre-orders

Microsoft has announced a fan-pleasing giveaway for customers who pre-order for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition, which is due out in the UK on November 15th. Chiefly, gamers who commit to buying the title will receive a green MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armour – as sported by the Master Chief himself …

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New retail stats show games on top in entertainment war

3.3 million copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops were sold in 2010, making it the most successful entertainment property of the year, according to ERA. The game beat the DVD/Blu-ray of Avatar, which sold 3m units since launch. The highest charted music CD was Take That’s Progress in fifth …

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Avatar Kinect announced

As was rumoured yesterday, Microsoft used its CES 2011 keynote to announce a brand new piece of Kinect functionality – Avatar Kinect. Using the camera, the software will translate users’ gestures into a virtual world populated by like-minded friends, and will also track their mouth movements and facial expressions when …

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Avatar Kinect rumoured for CES

A leaked photo from the set of Microsoft’s CES presentation scheduled for 2:30am tomorrow UK time suggests that the platform holder is to unveil a brand new Kinect feature. Called Avatar Kinect, Winrumours says that the new feature will be offered to Xbox 360 owners via a download on Xbox …

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Ubisoft becomes No.2 UK publisher

Ubisoft has become the No.2 publisher in UK and Europe as it announced game sales almost doubled year-on-year. The publisher now has a 9.5 per cent share of the games market in Europe and 11 per cent in the UK. Comparatively, in the US Ubisoft is No.4 publisher with a …

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Avatar most pirated Blu-ray ever

Having only arrived at retail in the UK on Monday, James Cameron’s Hollywood smash Avatar is being described as the most pirated Blu-ray movie of all time.TechRadar reports that numbers from a leading BitTorrent tracker show that the Blu-ray rip was downloaded around 200,000 times in the first four days …

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