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OPINION: Let’s stop the diss-Kinect

On face value, it’s easy to see the 130 asking price for Kinect as Microsoft echoing back to the original Xbox and its high 299 RRP. 129.99 looks like a price for niche, not novelty. At least, that’s what a wave of cynical Twitterers (myself included) spluttered when launch details …

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Gamers react to Kinect RRP

The news that Microsoft has priced the Kinect motion camera right at the top end of the expected price range has been met with anger from followers of the device on Facebook. A selection of comments include: • Simon Kitcher: Total rip off!!!• Karl Crowther: This product will bomb at …

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West and Zampella explain EA move

The two men at the heart of the controversial sacking from Infinity Ward and signing with EA have spoken out about their decision to side with Activision’s biggest rival. The situation was kind of forced on us, so once that happened the next day we were flooded with calls and …

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3DS sends Nintendo stock soaring

The announcement of the 3DS has had a very positive effect on Nintendo’s stock, with the company’s decision to turn to 3D technology – which is one of hottest sectors in modern consumer electronics – seemingly sparking the interest of investors. Nintendo’s share price shot up by nine per cent …

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Sceptical reaction to pre-owned trials

Indies and analysts have already written off plans by supermarket chains to sell pre-owned games – just a week after trials began. Last week MCV reported that Asda and Tesco had started to test the viability of a trade-in offer in a small number of stores – two Tesco branches …

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iPad the reaction

Now the long wait is at last over, the tech industry has been keen to share their impressions of Apple’s smartphone-netbook stopgap, the iPad – and the reactions paint a very mixed picture. Some foresee big things for iPad, with the extra screen space and five-point mutli-touch opening up a …

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Rebellion talks AvP banning

UK developer Rebellion has emphatically stated that it will not be producing an edited version of its upcoming Aliens vs Predator to appease classification boards who ban the game. The news comes shortly after it was confirmed that the Australian Classification Board has banned the title in the region, citing …

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So, what did we think of Gameswipe?

It’s fair to say that the reaction from the industry to last night’s TV debut of Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe was mixed. But if its intention was to offer an informed, reasoned and mature take on the games industry of both past and present, then it’s hard to regard the show …

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NPD: Microsoft dubs Live untold phenomenon

An unsurprisingly upbeat Microsoft has heaped praise on the continuing success of Xbox Live in its response to the June NPD figures and the news that Xbox 360 was the only machine to increase its sales year-on-year. Our console sales for the first half of the year actually grew 20 …

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US: Sony hails annual PS3 sales hike

Despite being trumped by Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in the October hardware sales battle, Sony still has reason to celebrate NPD’s North American October sales figures with some impressive rises for its PS3 console. Sales of the machine are up 56 per cent on October 2007, with total unit sales of …

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