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E3: Nintendo announce successor to the Wii

June 7, 2011 by

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Nintendo have announced that the Wii U will be the successor to the Wii at E3 in Los Angeles. The new console will feature a controller with a  6.2 inch touchscreen that can be used as a stand-alone tablet computer with speakers and microphone. Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata said: “The new controller means you won’t […]

E3: Sony unveil the PlayStation Vita and new 3D hardware

June 7, 2011 by

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Sony have unveiled the successor for the PlayStation Portable with a new handheld console, the PlayStation Vita, at E3 in California. The PSVita, or Next Generation Portable (NGP) as it has become known, will be available from summer this year in the US. Sony’s Kazuo Hirai said: “PlayStation Vita will be the first product that […]

E3: Microsoft announce Halo 4 and Modern Warfare 3

June 6, 2011 by

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Microsoft have announced future game releases for the Xbox 360, including the next instalment in the Call of Duty franchise at E3 in Los Angeles. The new Modern Warfare, which is set in locations all over the world (inc. London), is set to be released in the US on the 8th November this year. President […]

PSN ‘Welcome Back’ package becomes available

June 3, 2011 by

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PlayStation 3 users can enjoy a selection of free games and members access to online services since the return of the PlayStation Network (PSN). The service came back online just after 6pm in the UK and offers a free 30-day membership to PlayStation Plus and two free games from a selection of five. Avid gamer […]

EA release Origin, the gaming portal to rival Steam

June 3, 2011 by

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EA released its new online store today, Origin, a ‘direct-to-consumer gaming platform’ which is set to rival Steam. The service, which already features 150 games, will be able to provide users with exclusive access to some of the biggest EA names, including FIFA 12 and Battlefield 3. Spokesman for EA, John Reseburg explained that the […]

PlayStation Network resumes service after 43 day drought

June 2, 2011 by

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Full access to PlayStation Network has now been restored just over six weeks after hackers broke into Sony systems. The gaming service for PlayStation 3 owners allows users to play and purchase games over the Internet and was shut down by Sony following the theft of customer data back in April. Director of the PlayStation […]

Hackers steal bank details of PlayStation Network users

April 26, 2011 by

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Sony has released a statement warning its 77 million worldwide customers that their credit card details could have been stolen by hackers. The attack, which is believed to have taken place between the 17th and 19th April 2011 has meant that PlayStation Network, used for online gaming, has lost huge volumes of sensitive customer data. […]