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Angry Birds Rio gets the Carnival update before the original title gets new episode, we have a video

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Angry Birds Rio will soon receive an update to bring fans its newest episode – The Rio Carnival. It’s already available at the iTunes App Store for iOS and will soon be online at the Amazon Appstore for Android.

The new episode takes place at the carnival in Rio (which you should remember if you’ve seen the Rio movie). Read more »

Xbox 360 dashboard redesigned, Metro style

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These days it seems every new Microsoft product UI speaks the same language: Metro. First it was the Zune HD, then Windows Phone 7, then Windows 8 (or whatever it’s going to be called) and now finally, the Xbox 360.

Yes, the Dashboard has gone through another UI redesign and I must say it never looked better. When I first saw Metro UI I Read more »

[E3 2011] Nintendo unveil the next evolution of their home console: the Wii U [VIDEO]

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The Wii wowed crowds, broke records and opened the gates on the motion-control gaming environment, its innovative gameplay mechanics acting as the catalyst that spawned similar systems from both Sony with the PlayStation Move and Microsoft with the Kinect for Xbox 360, which too have reaped the benefits in the next-gen motion gaming market.

The Wii U controller on GSM Arena

As soon as the Wii became a smash sensation there were those who asked what was coming next. Read more »

Gameloft releases the trailer of Silent Ops – a visually stunning game for iOS and Android [VIDEO]

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Gameloft surely is on a serious roll these days. The mobile gaming powerhouse released a multitude of trailers for upcoming video games including “9mm”, and the Unreal engine powered “March of Heroes”. Now, I have yet another on for you – it is called “Silent Ops” and, like the above mentioned two games, will come in Android or iOS flavor.

In a rather interesting fashion, the trailer of the video game looks a lot like one for a movie. Read more »

Desert Winds and Shadow Vanguard, this duo of exclusives strut their stuff for the Xperia PLAY [VIDEO]

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The fast growing list of exclusive titles coming to the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is shaping up to make it a serious contender as a mobile gaming champ.

Desert Winds and Shadow Vanguard titles

Two titles have recently made an appearance in a pair of pretty awesome looking trailers, the first being Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard, a squad based 3rd person tactical shooter offering co-op multiplayer between three PLAYs or competitive versus mode with up to a maximum of 10 players, not bad and the best news of all, it’s already out. Read more »

Fling mini analog sticks can change the way you play on touch phones

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Tired of those touch controls on your smartphone? Sometimes they really make your life miserable and ruin the game experience. Well, Fling once again will help you.

Fling mini dual pack is a pair of easily attachable/detachable joysticks compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and most of the Android devices out there. Read more »

Eight new Xbox Live enabled games hit Windows Phone 7

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The E3 expo is not all about home and pocket consoles. The mobile gaming is evolving rapidly these days so we are going to see even more mobile games presented on the expo in the future.

At this year’s expo Microsoft revealed eight new games for Windows Phone 7 that support the Xbox Live service – Beards and Beaks, Hasta La Muerte, Let’s Golf 2, Pac-Man CE DX, Splinter Cell Conviction, Tentacles, Top Gun and Z0mb1es. Read more »

Microsoft launches Xbox 360 wireless steering wheel, emphasizes form over function

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Some of you may know that Microsoft makes their own wired steering wheel set for the Xbox 360. Today they announced the new wireless version of that controller.

Now while it looks kinda cool, it fails on several levels for a steering wheel set. For starters, there are no pedals so you accelerate and brake using the controls on the front and back of the wheel. Same goes for the gear shifts. Read more »

[E3 2011] PlayStation Vita is Sony’s PSP NGP now, starts at $249 for the Wi-Fi and $299 for AT&T 3G model

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Sony has officially launched their next generation portable gaming device, complete with a price tag, launch date (sort of) and a new name. Hitherto known as the NGP, the device shall now be known as the PlayStation Vita or PS Vita, as Sony likes to call it, although I personally much prefer saying PSV. For those curious, Vita means ‘Life’ in Latin.

As you may already know, the PS Vita has a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU, SGX543MP4+ GPU, a glorious 5-inch, 960 x 544 AMOLED touchscreen display, a multitouch capacitive touchpad on the back and front and rear cameras. There’s also stereo speakers, gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and 3G connectivity built-in. Read more »

[E3 2011] Sony announces PlayStation 3D Display for the PS3, costs $499 and comes with Resistance 3

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Sony has launched a brand new accessory for the PlayStation 3 in the form of the PlayStation 3D Display. It has a 24-inch LCD screen and supports 1080p full HD for 3D gaming.

But that’s not all. The best trick of the 3D Display is that it can display two different 3D images on screen at once in full HD, so if you are playing co-op with a friend, both of you will see two different images on the screen. You can also have split screen mode where the 3D Display will show both screens simultaneously side-by-side in 3D. Read more »

[E3 2011] Microsoft Xbox 360 massive game announcement teases more than 10 new games on video

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Microsoft held their E3 press conference today, ahead of the actual E3 Expo start tomorrow. There are also tons of things we’d like to share with you. The show gave us a glimpse of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Tomb Raider, Mass Effect 3, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, UFC, Gears of War 3, RYSE, Fable The Journey, Forza Motorsport 4, Kinect Star Wars, Halo Anniversary, Halo 4 and many more.

The Xbox conference started with a gameplay demo of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, showing beautiful graphics, engaging gameplay and other awesome stuff. Read more »

Microsoft E3 conference is about to start, Kinect Star Wars and The Witcher 2 trailers kick in

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E3 starts tomorrow. Microsoft press conference starts now. If you are from the really impatient ones, we have two X360 trailers to enjoy before the official announcements.

The first one has just become available and is all about the Kinect Star Wars game, that should put the Force in your hands for real. Read more »

New Angry Birds episode coming soon to AppStores all around [VIDEO]

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Angry Birds fans rejoice as the original title will get a whole new and exciting episode very soon. Details are scarce and there’s no info on how many levels Rovio will release, but the game’s track record would suggest at least 30.

The new episode sees the pesky pigs go underground with the stolen birds’ eggs, where our angry heroes will take flight to destroy buildings and bring down stalactites on the green devils heads. It all sounds cool and definitely fresh, just like Rovio has always done it with its popular title. Read more »

PlayStation Network back online, offers free games and content as part of Welcome Back Program

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Oh, PlayStation Network, we all missed you so much. We’re so glad you are back with us again. What’s that? You have some gifts for us to make up for the time you were away? Awww, you shouldn’t have!

In a grand gesture of gratitude and appreciation of patience towards PlayStation owners who suffered the PSN outage, Sony is offering some cool gifts as part of their Welcome Back Program.

Before we tell you what you get as part of it, we must tell you that it is only available for those who joined before April 20, 2011. So no, you can’t just create an account now and claim them.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get to the interesting part. Read more »

Xbox 360 still selling like hotcakes, Kinect keeps sales moving

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It looks like Microsoft will have a lot to shout about at this years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 7. The biggest gaming event of the year plays host to the latest and greatest announcements from the largest hardware and software developers in the business and all eyes will without a doubt be on Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to deliver some juicy gaming news.

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Microsoft will have a lot to smile about with regards to the Xbox 360 at E3 2011

There’s a lot of speculation behind what Nintendo are bringing to the table with project Café and how Sony will approach the PlayStation Network hacking debacle, however what Microsoft plan on kicking off with is no secret. Read more »