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Microsoft outlines 360 summer update 09

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has outlined the improvements coming to Xbox Live as part of its next major update to the service due out at the end of the summer. Though it lacks the headline changes that accompanied last year’s ‘New Xbox Experience’ revamp there’s plenty for users to …

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Cameron: Ubisoft is the perfect partner for Avatar

Hollywood director James Cameron told the assembled crowds at E3 that Ubisoft was the perfect creative partner for the tie-in to his highly anticipated Avatar movie. The game will then be shown to selected media behind close doors in its full true-to-life 3D glory. Technically, we have a lot in …

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E3 08: Miyamoto flattered by Xbox 360 avatars

In a second snippet from the IGN interview with Nintendo development boss and all-round gaming superstar Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of gaming icon Mario had some interesting comments regarding Microsoft’s recently announced avatar system : I don’t really use the term avatar to refer to what we’ve done with the …

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Microsofts E3 announcements leaked?

The internet has been ablaze this weekend with details of several apparently leaked announcements from Microsoft. Kotaku has details of an Avatar system which appears to be a more in-depth version of Nintendo’s Mii feature. Just like Mii characters, they will apparently be used in-game and it is also suggested …

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UBIDAYS 08: ‘Fully’ 3D game confirmed

Ubisoft has confirmed that a fully-3D game based on movie director James Cameron’s 3D movie Avatar is in the works – with a mid-2009 release. At its Ubidays event in Paris, CEO of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot said the game would be out next year – presumably alongside the cinema release …

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Ubisoft creating fully 3D game

Titantic and Aliens director James Cameron has said that Ubisoft is staying loyal to his forthcoming fully 3D movie Avatar – by creating a game that is visually in stereo”. Cameron’s film, which is due for release next year, takes advantage of stereoscopic (3D-capable) projectors in cinemas. Cameron told Cnet …

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Ubisoft signs James Camerons Avatar

Although details about Avatar are thin on the ground, the fact that the movie will be James Cameron’s first since 1997’s Titanic will guarantee it huge attention when it arrives in May 2009 – so Ubisoft is rightly pleased that it has snapped up the rights to publish the game. …

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