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Technical issues disrupt Soulcalibur: Lost Swords

Bandai Namco’s free-to-play Soulcalibur game has endured a disastrous start to life. CVG reports that an unspecified technical issue” has left Soulcalibur: Lost Swords virtually unplayable for a significant portion of players following its release on PSN in America this week. "There is currently a technical issue that has delayed …

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Former Square Enix tech boss joins Konami’s new European office

Julien Merceron has been named as Konami’s new worldwide technical director. Merceron had served as Square Enix’s worldwide technology director since early 2010, before which he was worldwide CTO at Eidos for nearly four years. Prior to this he worked in a similar role at Ubisoft. In his new role …

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Sony working with Bethesda on Skyrim: Dawngaurd fix for PS3

PS3 owners are facing the very real possibility of missing out completely DLC release Dawnguard. The download has been available for Xbox 360 for some weeks and arrived on PC a few days ago. It is the first DLC for the game and sees players taking on a vampire Lord …

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GAME.co.uk back up and running after down time

The GAME Group has apologised for the technical issues that have marred the re-launch of the GAME and Gamestation websites. Both portals are now up and running. The pair were re-launched last Friday, gathering much attention. Gamestation’s 99 Xbox 360 console promotion, in particular, saw a record number of visitors …

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NGP: Tech specs outlined

After all the months of leaks and speculation, the PSP2 is finally here with a concrete launch date of late 2011. Well, actually it’s not. The NGP (Next Generation Portable) as it’s currently being known, is here. And here’s a complete technical run down of the system’s specifications. • CPU: …

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Sitting down with Kinect how MS beat the problem

The can it/can’t it debate surrounding Kinect’s ability to recognise seated players has finally been put to rest with Blitz Games co-founder Andrew Oliver revealing that a simple change to the camera’s software has eradicated any potential problems. Speaking to Eurogamer, Oliver explained that Kinect would use the bottom of …

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Resolution drops for PS3 3D

Any games that receive a retrospective 3D adaptation for PS3 will likely see their resolution and graphical clout cut in order to maintain a smooth performance, according to two developers working in SCEE’s stereoscopic team. The admission backs up claims by Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades earlier this month when …

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Wi-fi issues darken iPad launch

300k sales on day one have ensured that Apple is very happy with the US launch of the iPad, but ongoing reports of wi-fi connectivity issues have dampened what has otherwise been a tremendous success for the tech company. The large number of complaints about sporadic or inexplicably weak wi-fi …

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Microsoft pulls Sky Player

Just hours after the service debuted on Xbox Live yesterday, Microsoft has been forced to remove the much-hyped Sky Player from Xbox Live due to technical problems. However, the platform holder hopes to reinstate the service at some point today. The Sky Player on Xbox 360 service did successfully launch …

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Wii tops reliability survey

A new study from SquareTrade claims that the Nintendo Wii is by far and away the most reliable console in the current generation of machine – and Xbox 360 is unsurprisingly named as the most prone to failure. The report, named Game Console Failure Rates, claims that just 2.7 per …

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