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Sony 3D glasses to cost £90

Electronics giant Sony is expected to release its first commercially available 3DTVs in the UK market this June – but as is the case with all early adopters, those wishing to take the plunge early on face a hefty outlay. Sony’s first 3D sets will include in the box two …

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GamesMaster back on TV this autumn?

GamesMaster could be back on TV in time for Q4, with a new series on a terrestrial channel. The brand is in the process of being re-invigorated, having been acquired by Future late last year. Previously the firm simply published a magazine under licence from Double Act Films (the company …

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Games turn kids into sex objects

Video games have been blamed for turning children into sex objects”, a leading psychologist has claimed. TV’s Dr Linda Papadopoulos criticised games with sexual content and web browser fashion game Miss Bimbo, where girls compete to accumulate boob jobs in order to marry a billionaire”. The London Metropolitan University’s clinical …

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Consumers concerned by 3D

UK consumers are worried that 3D TVs will make game violence more lifelike, a new survey has revealed. The research was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of IGN.com, and dealt with emerging gaming technology – including digital distribution, motion sensing and 3D. The study surveyed a control group of …

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Praise for Nintendos Ant & Dec ad

UK trade publication Campaign Magazine has hailed Nintendo’s Ant and Dec TV advertisement as the second most effective in the UK throughout 2009. Created by Karmarama, the prime-time TV spots saw the likeable Geordie pair chatting with UK families about the various functions of Wii and DS. Campaign’s results come …

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US: Dantes Inferno gets Super Bowl ad

Two days ahead of its North American release next Tuesday (Feb 9th), EA has confirmed that a 30 second TV ad will run during the fourth quarter of the region’s highest profile annual sports event – the Super Bowl. With an estimated reach of nearly 100m viewers, EA will be …

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Nintendo makes irritating ad list

Nintendo’s primetime TV ad featuring popular Geordie duo Ant and Dec has been named as one of the most irritating shorts of 2009, according to a new survey from Adwatch. The pair were picked for the creative due to their mainstream appeal and family-friendly personas. The ads highlighted Wii and …

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Spirit Tracks becomes TV star

Upcoming DS adventure The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks will get a huge boost from Nintendo’s extensive TV advertising for the game. The firm told MCV this week that it would use a variety of trailers to engage the widest possible audience. The marketing for Spirit Tracks will focus around …

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Ant and Dec ad wins award

Perennially popular Geordie duo Ant and Dec have helped Nintendo win a weekly marketing award from UTalkMarketing thanks to their new TV ad campaign for the Wii. The advertisement was named as this week’s UTalkMarketing People’s Choice winner having won over 1,000 of the site’s users, receiving 21 per cent …

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Microsoft dates Sky on Xbox Live

Microsoft’s Xbox community manager for Europe Graeme Boyd, otherwise known as AceyBongos, has revealed that Sky’s long-awaited Xbox 360 functionality will go live on October 27th. In a Tweet just a few moments ago, Boyd stated: October 27 – that’s the date when you’ll be able to watch TV from …

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