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Sky Player gets Xbox rebranding

Though it will make little difference to users of the service, Microsoft has confirmed that as of tomorrow (July 6th) the Xbox 360 Sky Player will be rebranded as Sky Go. Users will have to accept new T&Cs, though all other conditions remains the same – users must have a …

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Gears of War 3 gets Champions League trailer

Microsoft has announced that a brand new Gears of War 3 trailer will be aired in the UK after the Champions League final this Saturday. It can be seen after the final whistle blows at Wembley following the heavyweight clash between Manchester United and Barcelona – around 21:45 or a …

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Xbox 360 agrees product placement deal

Sky1 sports panel show A League of Their Own will from tomorrow feature an Xbox 360 as part of a product placement deal between Microsoft and the broadcaster. In December of last year Ofcom finally gave the nod to legal product placement on UK TV shows. The change came into …

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Sky to broadcast 3DS launch

The 3DS VIP launch event in London’s Old Billingsgate tonight will be broacast by Sky. Comedian Russell Kane and musicians Plan B, Hadouken, DJ Yoda and Parade will perform at the event which will hold 2,000 guests. Competition winners and Club Nintendo members are among those attending. The TV show …

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Dance Central sponsors Sky dance contest

Harmonix’s acclaimed Kinect title Dance Central is sponsoring Sky 1’s Got To Dance. Microsoft signed an exclusive deal with the broadcaster that will see the game not only endorse the show, but also star in it. Studio audiences will be able to try out the game for themselves, strutting their …

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Live action Halo short debuts tomorrow

Its release is still a long way off, but the hype machine for the next instalment in the Halo series steps up a gear tomorrow with the UK premiere of movie short ‘Birth of a Spartan’. The 60 second ad will appear following the full time whistle in the Lyon …

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$180m pumped into Zynga

A Russian investment firm that previously invested $200m in social network leader Facebook has backed Mafia Wars and FarmVille developer Zynga to the power of $180m. The move means that Zynga now has an approximate valuation of between $1.5bn-$3bn. The fulls tory is on CasualGaming.biz.

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Revised rollout of 360 Sky Player underway

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has begun a revised rollout” of its Xbox 360 Sky Player, though many customers remain without access to the service in what has been a troubled first week. Speaking on the Xbox forums, the firm stated: We have been experiencing some technical issues with the …

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Retail ‘critical for Sky Player’

UK Xbox boss Neil Thompson has called retail ‘critical’ to the success of its Sky Player service on Xbox. The service – which allows Sky subscribers to watch Sky TV through Xbox – launched last week. Microsoft has released a retail pack, which features a media remote, one-month’s subscription to …

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Sky Player heading to PS3?

Microsoft is planning to make lots of noise about its recently released (though temporarily troubled) Xbox 360 Sky Player service – but the signs are that PS3 owners may soon be getting some of the action, too. Speaking to VideoGamer, Sky’s director of On Demand Griff Parry said of PS3 …

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