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Publishers ready to engage YouTube in copyright battle

Video creators who have suddenly been hit with copyright claims on their YouTube videos are being offered a helping hand by publishers. Google’s use of a new audio detection software that is scanning its content has led to hundreds of video game YouTube users having their content removed. The implementation …

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GameSpot’s next-gen Twitter battle is grim reading for Microsoft

99 per cent of statistics are meaningless, obviously, but the results of an interesting consumer poll paint a grim picture for Microsoft’s new console. GameSpot has been conducting what it has called the ‘Battle of the Next Gen’ in which participants were invited to tweet wither #GAMESPOTPS4 or #GAMESPOTXBOX to …

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Sony reveals All-Stars film homage art

Ahead of the release of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sony has lifted the lid on an artistic promotional campaign for the game. It has teamed up with illustrator and life-long gamer” Aled Lewis to produce three pieces that combine key characters from the game and iconic scenes from three films. …

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Call of Duty bound for Battle.net?

It already lies at the heart of PC hits such as World of Warcraft and Starcraft II, and now it looks as if Blizzard’s online network Battle.net could in future be integrated into leading Activision products such as Call of Duty. I’ll tell you this – Bobby Kotick and all …

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SingStar introduces Online Battle mode

Six years on from its debut on the PS2, Sony’s karaoke series SingStar is for the first time heading online with a brand new update entitled Online Battle Mode. Included as part of the latest title update arriving this June, the new functionality allows PS3 owners to send invitations to …

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Canessa to head up Blizzards Battle.net

Former PopCap vice president Greg Canessa is to take charge of Blizzard’s Battle.net operations following his recently revealed move to the acclaimed MMO publisher. We can confirm that Greg Canessa has taken a position at Blizzard Entertainment as project director for Battle.net,” a statement given to WoWInsider explained. He will …

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Rock Band and Star Trek join forces

Harmonix-owning MTV Games and movie studio paramount Pictures have announced a deal that will see EA’s music game join the Star Trek party ahead of the release of the new movie on May 8th. Players can from today register for a 15-day sweepstake to win 500 free downloads from the …

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Pirate Bay lawyers make their final case

The Swedish prosecution of the owners of BitTorrent site Pirate Bay has ended with the site’s defence lawyers arguing that the four accused cannot be held accountable for the conduct of the website’s users. It is not proved that Fredrik Neij has earned any money, just that the Pirate Bay’s …

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US: Wii claims next-gen pole-position

Nintendo is claiming that Wii is now the best-selling next-gen console in North America after NPD figures confirmed that since its launch in November 2006 the machine has racked up sales of 10.9 million units. In June ’08 alone the Wii sold over 666,000 units in the region. "Wii was …

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Unanimous studio backing for Blu-Ray

With HD-DVD now officially dead and buried, the final former backer’s of Toshiba’s disc technology have now officially pitched their flags in the Blu-Ray camp. Reuters reports that Paramount, the last outfit to confirm its intentions, quietly issued a statement earlier this week claiming: "We are pleased that the industry …

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