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OnLive hitting all UK ISPs

Streaming games service OnLive will be available over any UK ISP, founder and CEO Steve Perlman has confirmed. BT’s deal with the firm, which will see the UK telcoms firm investing in the games service, grants it exclusive rights to bundle OnLive with their broadband service, but non-BT customers will …

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ASA rejects Heavy Rain complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected complaints about a Sony advert for recent PS3 hit Heavy Rain. The BBC reports that the objections stemmed from the depiction of a level in the game where two-sided detective Scott Shelby intervenes (or not, depending on the choices made by the player) …

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McAfee bricks Windows XP PCs

An update to the popular McAfee anti-virus software has left many owners of PCs running Windows XP SP3 unable to use their machines. Software such as McAfee automatically updates its virus definitions (parameters by which the program identifies and isolated potentially malicious files) every time it boots. However, the most …

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VidZone downloads pass 2m

Hit music video streaming service VidZone has seen its PS3 client downloaded over 2m times, VidZone Digital Media has confirmed. In addition, the service has now delivered over 200m videos to its many users spread across 18 countries. There’s more information on this story over on CasualGaming.biz.

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Gamespot Trax launches

Giant consumer site Gamespot has launched what it claims is the UK’s first dedicated real-time tool to measure consumer interest in video games. GameSpot Trax will follow the behavior of more than 4.5 million UK gamers on the site, allowing the firm to create UK-specific data on ‘what’s hot and …

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PS3 video service goes live

After what’s been a long wait Sony’s PlayStation Network video delivery service is now live in the UK, Germany Spain and France. In excess of 800 movies are now available with rental prices starting at 2.49. Prices start at 6.99 for those looking to purchase content outright. Films on the …

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Euro PS3 movie service explained

Though the exact launch date and pricing remains a tightly guarded secret at SCEE, Sony has at least revealed a little bit of information about its PSN movie and TV rental service, which is due to go live in the UK next month. Dubbed the PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service”, …

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US: New partners for PSN video service

SCEA has penned deals with a number of film companies that will bring a whole host of new content to the PS3 video rental service. Leading the line-up is Star Wars creator LucasArts. Recent animated release Star Wars: The Clone Wars has already been confirmed for PSN, but the possibility …

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HMV to launch digital games service?

HMV hopes to use its stake in digital delivery service 7Digital to take on the likes of Steam and Metaboli. The retailer acquired a 50 per cent stake in 7Digital last week, for 7.7 million in cash. The London-based firm has a catalogue of over six million digital music tracks …

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PS3 HD porn service on the way

A company called DDM.tv has in one fell swoop both answered a million prayers and made real a million nightmares by confirming an HD porn download service for owners of the PS3 – though it will only be available in Japan. Kotaku reports that DDM promises to bring Blu-ray quality …

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