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Razer hits Xbox via Realtime

Popular PC peripherals firm Razer is launching its first console products in the UK. The firm has signed a deal with distributor Realtime, which will launch the new pro gaming Xbox 360 controller – Razer Onza – at retail. The Onza has an RRP of 49.99. Yes this is their …

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Panasonic enters portable games sector

Electronics giant Panasonic has announced a surprise return to the games sector with a brand new handheld called Jungle. The clamshell device sports a full QWERTY keyboard and touchpad as well as an HD screen, d-pad and shoulder buttons. It’s being pitched very much as an online-centric device, and includes …

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EA aiming for simultaneous Sims future

Publisher EA hopes that future instalments in the highly lucrative The Sims series could see a simultaneous release on console and PC. The claim comes ahead of the release of The Sims 3 on Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 29th. It arrived on PC on June 5th this year. …

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Only 6% of console owners download games

A new report from American stats body NPD has thrown more doubt over the current market importance of digital games retail – specifically in the console market. NPD reports that in a three-month period just six per cent of console owners downloaded content to their console. On PC and Mac …

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Halo boosts Xbox 360 hardware sales

Not content with boosting the weekly video games software market in the UK last week, the release of the latest instalment in the Halo saga also provided a welcome boost for Microsoft’s hardware sales. The release of Halo Reach helped increase Xbox 360 console unit sales by 99 per cent …

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Xbox 360 has broken industry models

Platform holder Microsoft has claimed that Xbox 360’s ongoing sales gains have heralded a mid-generation leadership change” that puts its console at the front of the pack. Analysts are telling us that we’ve broken all their models,” Microsoft Xbox product director Aaron Greenberg told Gamasutra. They say there’s never been …

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God of War Sparta PSP bundle pictured

SCEA has released pictures of its Limited Edition God of War: Ghost of Sparta Entertainment Pack, which has confirmed for launch in the US on November 2nd. The SKU will include a two-coloured red and black PSP-3000, a copy of the game, a voucher to download a full copy of …

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MS bans Halo Reach pirates

Microsoft’s aggressive investigation” of the pre-release leak of Halo Reach on a number of internet file-sharing sites has resulted in a string of bans for those found guilty of playing the game early. Maxconsole reports that the platform holder has not just blocked Xbox Live access on offending users’ hardware …

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250GB Kinect bundle spotted

If pictures obtained by Joystiq are accurate it appears as if Microsoft is to release a second hardware bundle alongside the arrival of Kinect later this year. The site reports that the SKU will include a 250GB variant of the console – complete with high-end glossy finish – as well …

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GAME ups GAMECare price

MCV understands that from next week GAME will increase the price of its GAMECare hardware insurance cover from next Monday (July 12th). It is believed that the retailer will be adding 5 to each price band, meaning that two year’s cover (that includes the standard manufacturer’s one year warranty) for …

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