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Silent Hill coming home in February

Konami will finally release Silent Hill Homecoming, the latest iteration in the company’s long-running survival horror series, on February 27th next year. The eagerly anticipated game is the sixth in the series and will be released on both PS3 and Xbox 360, marking the franchise’s first appearance on current generation …

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Metallica: Video games and music industry to merge

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett believe collaborative projects between bands and video game developers, such as the upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica, could lead to the music and games industries merging. In an interview with USA Today, the celebrities were asked what they think of video games as a music …

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New Play Control range leads Nintendo’s Q1 line-up

Nintendo has revealed its Q1 line-up for 2009, with the launch of its New Play Control! range in February updating classic GameCube titles for Wii. Starting with Pikmin on February 6th, this series of games brings key titles from the Wii’s predecessor to Nintendo’s current bestselling console, now presented in …

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Nintendo to help people walk in 2009

Nintendo has announced it will release game in 2009 designed to help encourage people to develop and maintain a walking routine as part of a healthy lifestyle. Entitled Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine?, the DS game will come with two specially designed pedometers to measure the …

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Europe a factor in Xbox 360 Tekken port

Tekken 6’s director Katsuhiro Harada has revealed Europe and the US were a big influence in the decision to make the long-running beat-‘em-up series a multiformat proposition. At the moment we have two high spec consoles on the market at the same time; the Xbox has a huge installed base …

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Mainstream chains better specialists online offering

Mainstream retailers, from electricals outlets to supermarkets, have outperformed specialist game retailers in a recent survey of retail websites. The Retail Bulletin study judged sites on a range of criteria, including function, accessibility, code quality, and performance. Specialist website testing company Sitemorse gathered the survey data using an automated testing …

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Microsoft: We’re beyond Home

Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has disputed consumer demand for Home, dubbing the technology as outdated and pointed to Live as a premium experience” by comparison. In an interview with Kotaku, the group product manager for Xbox 360 said: What Home to me feels like is Second Life for hardcore gamers. It …

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NXE boosts Xbox Live sales

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has revealed the NXE has provided a significant boost to Xbox Live Arcade sales. Posting on his blog, the Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb revealed several statistics from the aftermath of the New Xbox Experience’s launch. In the first week following the redesigned interface’s debut, …

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Dragon Quest X announced for Wii

Square Enix has announced the next entry in its long-running RPG series, Dragon Quest, will be released on Wii, and could be exclusive to the platform. The revelation was made at the publisher’s recent press conference where the series creator Yuji Horii confirmed Dragon Quest X will appear on Nintendo’s …

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Activision Blizzard announces X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Activision Blizzard has announced it will publish X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a video game companion to the upcoming film of the same name. Due to arrive alongside its cinematic counterpart in May 2009, X-Men Origins follows the early adventures of popular superhero Wolverine. Set before the recent movie trilogy, the game …

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