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Kinect goes on sale in the UK

After all the talk and all the hype, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect is finally on sale in the UK. Following the arrival of Sony’s Move in the UK in September, the launch of Kinect today means that the motion control revolution started by Nintendo last decade has now finally spread …

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GAME becomes official Kinect launch event partner

Retailer GAME will host the official UK launch event for Microsoft’s Kinect next Tuesday night (November 9th) at its Oxford Street store, it has been confirmed. On the night a special mystery guest will speak live to the audience via Kinect video chat. Over 300 GAME and GameStation stores will …

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High Street ready for Kinect launch frenzy

Leading retailers are planning special Kinect charts and in-store demo areas to celebrate the peripheral’s arrival next week – despite a complete sell-out nationwide. GAME has already been running Kinect evenings in many of its stores, which the firm says have given it an edge over its rivals. What I …

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US: Dance Central recalled

Publishers MTV and Microsoft have recalled all copies of Kinect title Dance Central in North America. The reason? An unspecified misprint in the owner’s manual”. Microsoft has become aware that an update that needs to be made to the product manual (i.e. printed materials) included in the game entitled Dance …

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New delay for white iPhone 4

Apple has delayed the launch of the long awaited white iPhone 4 for a third time, and the device will now be available from next spring. "We’re sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone again," Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Reuters. It has never been entirely clear why …

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GAME reveals Fable III midnight event

Retailer GAME has revealed concrete details of its official Fable III launch event to be held at its flagship Oxford Street store in London this Thursday (October 28th). The first person in the queue will receive a hand-painted Fable III Xbox 360 console as well as a Limited Collector’s Edition …

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Kinect marketing spend = $500m

The New York Post is reporting that Microsoft is spending $500m on what it calls a major movie-style marketing blitz” to accompany the launch of Kinect next month. The wide-reaching campaign will touch on all manner of sectors including TV, online, print, food and drink. Partners include Disney, Nickelodeon, Burger …

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MS confirms Kinect launch titles

ORIGINAL STORY: Platform holder Microsoft has confirmed that there are 17 titles ready to arrive alongside its motion-sensing camera Kinect on November 4th. Microsoft’s four first party titles leads the line-up, which also includes four fitness games (five in the UK – see below), two dancing titles and a film …

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Konami dates DanceEvolution

Publisher and developer Konami has confirmed that DanceEvolution will be one of Kinect’s launch titles and will arrive at UK retail on November 10th. It will compete with Microsoft’s own Dance Central, which amongst all of the platform holder’s launch titles has been generating the most excitement. Konami has also …

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WiiMote Plus gets UK date

Nintendo has confirmed that the WiiMote Plus will be launched in Europe and the UK on November 5th. That means European gamers will actually be able to get their hands on it before Japanese consumers, as it won’t be released in Japan until a week later. The WiiMote Plus incorporates …

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