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Slim PS Vita hits the UK on February 7 at £180

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Sony launched the slimmer, lighter PlayStation Vita PCH-2000 in Japan late last year and the refreshed portable has now made its way to the UK. Its launch price is lower – £180 (the original launched at £200) – and it features more internal storage and better battery life to boot.

Another change in the PCH-2000 compared to the original is that the 5″ qHD AMOLED has been replaced by an IPS LCD of the same resolution. Read more »

Xbox One white and Titanfall edition leak

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It seems Microsoft will be releasing two new variants of the Xbox One later this year. One of them will be a white variant of the current console, which is essentially the employee edition that was only given to, well, employees. The white console comes with a matching white controller. It is said to launch around October.

Another variant is a special edition Titanfall bundle, that comes with Titanfall theme decals on the body and controller along with a copy of the game. Read more »

Nintendo to make an app for smartphones

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Nintendo has announced that they will be making an app for smartphones. Although far from releasing its games on the mobile platform like everyone wants, this app will at least let you access the Nintendo store from your mobile device.

The Nintendo smartphone app should be similar to the PlayStation and Steam mobile apps, where in it will let log into to your Nintendo Network ID (NNID) and let you purchase games and other content for your Nintendo consoles and access certain other features as well. Read more »

Nintendo releases sales figures and it does not look good

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It’s no secret that the Wii U hasn’t been exactly flying off the shelves. The official numbers were released from Nintendo and they’re bad.

Only 2.8 million Wii U’s were sold in 2013, which is a paltry sum compared to the numbers that the PS4 and Xbox One accomplished in their first two months. Read more »

Chrome and Lego team up to build brick creations online

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Love Legos, but hate stepping on a brick in the middle of the night, dealing with misplaced pieces, or having to clean up after an intense miniature engineering session?

Well Chrome has teamed up with the beloved toymaker to create a web application, Build with Chrome. The app allows you to play with Legos right in your browser. Read more »

Windows Phone and Xbox titles from EA Games up to 75% off

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Electronic Arts is currently running a promotion on some of its games for Xbox Live and Windows Phone. Xbox games are up to 75% off, while the Windows Phone games are up to 40% off. It’s not just EA either, Amazon has a long list of discounted games too.

The price cut for Electronic Arts games on WP will only last a week, check the list of games after the break. Read more »

Nintendo said to work on Android games, release them by year’s end

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Nintendo is certainly not in the most favorable of positions right now. Following the price cut of its unsuccessful Wii U gaming console, a report by Japanese news outlet Nikkei suggests the company may be looking to expand its business to Android games.

Currently, Nintendo’s strategy is to release self-made games only for its consoles, but not for anyone else’s. The report cites a source that’s previously been accurate about Nintendo’s plans, who claims that in 2014 the Japanese company will release “minigames” for Android phones. Read more »

Microsoft acquires Gears of War franchise

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Microsoft has acquired the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games (Unreal Engines, Unreal series, Gears of War series, Infinity Blade series) for an undisclosed amount.

Now that the series is owned by Microsoft, the software giant has assigned the young Black Tusk studio to develop the next generation Gears of War game. Naturally it will be an Xbox One exclusive. Read more »

GTA: San Andreas hits Windows Phone

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Rockstar had launched the mobile version of its critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas game on iOS and Android platforms a while ago and now, the gaming firm has released the action packed title for Windows Phone.

The gameplay remains largely similar to that of the already existing iOS and Android versions with minor changes in graphics and controls. Read more »

‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ gameplay revealed

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is an upcoming third person action adventure game by publisher Warner Bros. and developer Monolith Productions. The game is set in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings universe and takes place between the Hobbit and the trilogy books.

In this gameplay walkthrough, we get a good look at what we can expect in terms of gameplay when the game is released later this year on the PC and consoles. You play as Talion, a ranger of Gondor and Guardian of the Black Gate who lost everyone who knew at the hands of Sauron and his minions. The game is a third person action adventure and borrows quite a bit from some other games such as the Assassin’s Creed series and the Batman Arkham series but with several new gameplay features as well. Read more »

Sony will unveil its “slimmest” Playstation ever on Jan. 30th

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Sony has a history of releasing bite-sized iterations of their popular gaming consoles that perform better, are quieter, and consume less power. So when the Japanese hardware manufacturer announced it will reveal its “slimmest” Playstation device ever, one might assume that they would announce a trimmed down Playstation 3.

However, this might not entirely be the case, as there have been some rumors that Sony is gearing up for a wider launch of their Playstation Vita TV. Read more »

Carmageddon for iOS and Android goes free for 24 hours

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Carmageddon was one of the earliest racing games I ever played and certainly the goriest. The classic has been available on mobiles (iOS and Android) for a while now, but if you didn’t want to pay $2 for a hit of nostalgia then now is your chance – the game is temporarily free.

The offer is available for both platforms too, on iOS it’s part of App of the day. Read more »

Amazon lists GTA V for PC, forgets it’s not official yet

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Rockstar Games is irritatingly quiet on the subject of a PC version of its Grand Theft Auto V game, but as an Amazon listing indicates, the wait of PC enthusiasts may soon be over.

Amazon Germany has posted a listing for the game, which hints that an official announcement may soon be upon us. Released in September last year for the PS3 and Xbox 360, the game has become a major hit with more than 11.21 million copies. Read more »

‘Where’s My Mickey?’ goes free on iOS for limited time

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Disney has made Where’s My Mickey? free on iOS for a limited time. The game has been free on Windows Phone along with a few other Disney games for a while now but this is the first time it has gone free on iOS.

Where’s My Mickey? is quite similar to Where’s My Water? and Where’s My Perry? but features Disney’s iconic character Mickey Mouse instead. There are also some amusing short animation clips between levels that set this game apart from the other two. We reviewed this game back when it was released and found it to be quite entertaining. Read more »

32GB Nintendo Wii U Premium Pack gets a price cut to £179.99

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The Nintendo Wii U got its price significantly cut on Amazon UK and Argos following the company’s financial report, which revealed catastrophic sale figures.

The 32GB Wii U Premium Pack now costs &pound,180 slashed from £300. The significant price cut means that Nintendo is selling the console on a thinner margin and perhaps even at loss, hoping to make some money back from increased game sales. Read more »