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No GTA Online payout until all bugs are ironed out

Rockstar has told Grand Theft Auto V players that their GTA Online cash boost has been a little delayed. The developer last week said that all players of the game will see their GTA Online character credited with $500,000 of in-game currency to make up for the technical woes that …

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PEGI ratings now set for July

The much-delayed implementation of the PEGI age rating system should finally happen in July, says UKIE. It’s been over four years since The Byron Review, and almost three years since PEGI was chosen as the organisation that will rate video games going forward. It was even passed into law as …

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OnLive microconsole heads to retail this year

GAME is set to sell the OnLive microconsole in-store in time for Christmas. Others retailers should begin selling the device in 2012. It’s part of a partnership between the US cloud gaming firm and the retailer. OnLive’s microconsole will also arrive in GAME stores first. Other retailers will be able …

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Signs point to Facebook IPO in New Year

Social networking behemoth Facebook could be eyeing up the long awaited transition to a public company with an IPO that could amount to $10 billion. On Monday theWall Street Journal suggestedthat Facebook is looking to kick off the IPO between April and June of 2012. The deal could be based …

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New initiatives show UKIE strength at AGM

There’s still no news on the new exec director, but attendees to UKIE’s successful AGM last week would be be forgiven for thinking it didn’t need a leader. The central London meeting, attended by MCV, revealed a raft of new initiatives the trade body is implementing alongside its more traditional …

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See the GTA V trailer here at 16:00 GMT

There are just a few hours left until Rockstar releases the first ever trailer for Grand Theft Auto V. Rumours have been rife about the game since it was first unveiled last week. The safe money remains on the game revisiting the antics and locations of San Andreas. However, some …

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New iPhone will be unveiled tonight

Having missed its previously expected summer announcement, tonight’s the night when Apple will unveil the latest iteration of its world-conquering iPhone device. Quite what the new handset will be of course remains a matter of speculation. The biggest question is whether it will actually be the iPhone 4S – an …

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Free Portal 2 DLC coming this week

Fan favourite developer Valve is once again above and beyond to please its huge fanbase with the release of free DLC for hit title Portal 2 tomorrow (October 4th). Called Portal 2: Peer Review, the download will appear on Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network and Steam. It continues the narrative …

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Latest Windows Phone 7 update rollout begins

Microsoft has begun rolling out Windows Phone updates to the new 7.5 ‘Mango’ version in a process that isn’t expected to be complete until the end of October. Introduced back in May, the new features of Mango include improved social networking integration and the ability to translate text from the …

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Games Media Awards step up in 2011

Now in their fifth year, the ultra-popular Games Media Awards in association with Grainger Games look set to be even bigger and better in 2011. The games press community’s big night out is set for Wednesday October 26th at the super chic Vinopolis venue near Borough Market. And, fresh from …

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