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Strong reviews as Black Ops arrives at last

It’s finally here. As midnight struck around the world last night retailers opened their doors to usher in the arrival of what many in the industry is hoping will be the best selling game ever made – Call of Duty: Black Ops. The official Activision launch event, held at Battersea …

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Bodycount delayed as exec quits studio

Adrian Bolton, the general manager of Codemasters’ Guildford studio, is said to have unexpectedly left the company. His departure follows the recent and sudden exodus of lead developer Stuart Black – who had been working hard, some say far too hard, on the upcoming FPS Bodycount. Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens …

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Xbox 360 dashboard update goes live

Microsoft’s latest revamp of the Xbox 360 dashboard is now live and available to download from Xbox Live. Online-enabled Xbox 360 owners who turn on their machine from this point will be prompted to download the new software, which amongst other things also prepares their machines for the arrival of …

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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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Windows 8 set for 2012 release?

While Microsoft has remained tight-lipped about when Windows 8 will be unveiled, the software giant’s Netherlands team appears to have let the cat out of the bag by posting a blog that suggests a late 2012 release date. According to a translated version of the Dutch language blog, which has …

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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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Busting the Q4 new IP myth

Christmas can be a dark time for games. For every FIFA or Call of Duty nestled under the Christmas tree, there’s a long line of games left out in the cold. A Beyond Good and Evil or Brutal Legend or Wii Music that couldn’t get heard over the noise made …

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Windows Phone 7 gets Euro date

Platform holder Microsoft has finally announced a firm date for the European launch of its Windows Phone 7 platform – October 21st. The news comes from an ongoing press conference, into which none other Apple-evangelist Stephen Fry has just been welcomed. Cast aside those doubts you had about Microsoft being …

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JAPAN: WiiMote Plus dated

Nintendo has confirmed that it will launch the WiiMote Plus at Japanese retail on November 11th. The new controller looks much like the current design, but integrates the until now additional Motion Plus technology that greatly increases the accuracy of the device. Andriasang reports that the controller will launch in …

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FIFA 11 week one sales hit 821k units

EA’s FIFA 11 sold a staggering 821,000 units in its opening weekend in the UK, MCV can reveal. In total the game made 28.93m, which in itself is more than the total value of the UK video games market in any single week so far in 2010 – including weeks …

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