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3D lessens 3DS battery time

With the Japanese day one software line-up now in place, more details about Nintendo’s 3DS are emerging – including confirmation that the 3D functionality comes at a price. Andriasang reports that playing 3D enabled titles on the device reduces its play time to between three and five hours on a …

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Move/Kinect wont extend console cycle

The arrival of Kinect and Move this year does not mark the end of the traditional console hardware cycle, according to Ubisoft’s European MD Alain Corre. Microsoft has previously stated that the arrival of Kinect is effectively a relaunch” of the Xbox 360. Indeed, its arrival on the market comes …

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Consumers concerned by 3D

UK consumers are worried that 3D TVs will make game violence more lifelike, a new survey has revealed. The research was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of IGN.com, and dealt with emerging gaming technology – including digital distribution, motion sensing and 3D. The study surveyed a control group of …

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Retailers ready for longer cycle

The High Street has called for increased games hardware marketing from the industry if they are to really make the lengthier console generation work. Entertainment chains, online specialists and supermarkets have all told MCV they agree with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo’s strategies to extend the current hardware cycle. But they …

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FEATURE: The longer console lifecycle

Last year, Microsoft’s game software boss Phil Spencer offered a telling quote about the direction of the games industry to MCV. It wasn’t about motion controllers or new online services – it was about the market forces that are allowing those things to appear: Do we need a new console? …

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Bach: Xbox not yet at mid-age

As Xbox 360 enters its fifth year on the market in times past we would typically be bracing ourselves for the arrival of its successor – but Microsoft reckons that its popular console may not have even reached middle age. I think in many ways we’re still on the upside …

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Drawn To Life conquers the classroom

Drawn To Life is being used in schools around the country in a bid to encourage children to take a greater interest in art. The Wii and DS platformer, which sees players drawing their own protagonist and other game elements, was published last week by THQ. THQ has been working …

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GMAs 2009: One Life Left named Best Games Broadcast

After two years being nominated, but never winning, Europe’s only FM games-focused radio show One Life Left was named best games broadcast at last nights Games Media Awards. The show, hosted by Ste Curran, Simon Byron and Ann Scantlebury, is also a popular podcast distributed through iTunes. "Thank you very …

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Halo 3 ODST mini-movie airs tonight

Hollywood’s Halo movie project may be continuing to stumble, but those wishing for a taste of what might yet be will want to check out FX channel tonight for the first UK TV airing of Microsoft’s Halo 3 ODST mini-movie tonight. The footage has been causing ripples on the internet …

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Konnie Huq fronting Drawn To Life

THQ has signed up ex-Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq to head up its ‘Your Hero’ marketing campaign for upcoming title Drawn To Life: The Next Chapter. The game is the sequel to the 2007 hit Drawn To Life, which allowed DS owners to create their own protagonist. The new iteration …

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