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JAPAN: Home beta applications open

Whilst the actual launch date for Sony’s long-awaited PS3 Home social networking service remains the thing of mystery for now, Sony has at last invited gamers in Japan to apply for access to the beta version of the service. Engadget reports that an option in the Japanese PSN Store allows …

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HAWX barrel rolls back to 2009

French publisher Ubisoft has announced that its upcoming Tom Clancy themed flight-sim HAWX will now not be released this year, and has instead pencilled it in for a Q1 2009 release, CVG reports. Also slipping, albeit ever so slightly, is Geatbox’s WWII FPS Brothers in Arms: Hells’ Highway – which …

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PS3 PlayTV due September 10th

SCEE president David Reeves has confirmed that Sony’s highly anticipated Freeview TV add-on PlayTV will launch in the UK on September 10th, and will roll out to the rest of Europe by the end of December. PlayTV turns a PS3 into a fully-functional PVR – a device that allows users …

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E3 08: No PS3 video store for Europe this year

Sony’s new PS3 and PSP movie and TV download and rental service was possibly the biggest announcement of the platform holder’s E3 conference , but European console owners will seemingly have to wait until next year to get access to the now-live-in-the-US content delivery system. David Reeves confirmed the news …

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E3 08: Halo Wars slips to 2009

Claims that Microsoft was planning to announce a brand new Master Chief-less Halo title at E3 proved way off the mark – and further bad news for Halo fans came in the shape of confirmation that hotly anticipated FPS Halo Wars has slipped until next year. The new release date …

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PS3 Home on track for autumn

Whilst Sony works on ironing out the ongoing problems with its recent significant update to PS3, PSN director Eric Lempel has said that the autumn arrival of Sony’s social network Home is on track and will be a full-blooded, non-beta release. Previously, PSN’s Susan Panico had stated the Home’s rollout …

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US: Dualshock 3 hits stores next week

Whilst Japanese gamers have been able to rumble along with their PS3 games since November, the Western market has to date had to make do with the rumble-less Sixaxis – but it’s all change from next week. Sony has announced via its US blog that the Dualshock 3 pad will …

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Yakuza 2 gets European release

Third person mafia-based adventure outing Yakuza 2 is to be released on PS2 in Europe some time in 2008, Sega has confirmed. The game was released in Japan in December 2006, and received some rave reviews from the Japanese consumer press. It had been presumed that a Western release had …

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WiiWare hitting Japan on March 25th

Nintendo of Japan has revealed the launch line-up for the country’s introduction of WiiWare. Games spun from staple franchises Final Fantasy, Pokemon and Mario will be available from the launch day, which is March 25th, along with a number of shorter casual games. For the full story, head over to …

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WiiWare dated for May 12th

Nintendo’s WiiWare platform will launch in North America on May 12th. The new service has been designed with developers in mind, letting them upload and sell games via digital distribution to Wii owners. For the full strory, head over to the world’s number one games development site and the premier …

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