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Killzone 2 demo now free to North American players… sorta

When Sony initially bequeathed unto U.S. gamers its first holy, zeal-inspiring slab of Killzone 2, only those who had pre-ordered the game were able to partake. However, after sensing a horrendous disturbance in the Sony defense force, it seems Sony decided to back down on its somewhat perplexing policy. Well, kinda. Starting at 6pm Pacific […]

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America headlines

  • ELSPA DS piracy story "completely false"

    Whoops. The ELSPA story doing the round a few days ago concerning R4 carts and US DS piracy is, to be blunt, a load of old bollocks. The newspaper piece claimed that manager of ELSPA’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit, John Hillier, had said, “The implications are massive. In America it’s thought 90 percent of Nintendo […]

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  • Final Folklore packs in US PSN update this week

    So says this. You won’t be getting any more, so fill your boots. Full list: Games and demos – Conflict: Denied Ops demo (free) – 888Mb – Neopets: Petpet Adventures – The Wand of Wishing ($15.99) for PSP Expansions and add-ons – Rock Band ($1.99 each) – “Siva” by Smashing Pumpkins, “Working Man” by Rush […]

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  • Big TV additions move onto US XBLM

    According to this, HD episodes of Lost are now available on XBLM in America, as part of the CES-announced deal with ABC and MGM. MGM movies are being added later this month – including the full Rocky series – and other ABC TV series, such as Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives are being made available […]

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  • How to vote in the US elections: a gamer's guide

    Those Americans given to voting are going to have to pick candidates for presidential elections very soon, and should obviously eschew fly-by-night issues like defence and welfare and concentrate on the heart of the matter when picking the right people to rule the world: where do they stand on gaming? Luckily, this guide from Yahoo! […]

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  • How to use Skype on PSP: video

    In case you can’t work out how to make something as drop-dead simple as Skype work, this man from PSP marketing in the US is here to walk you through the entire process of attaching an earpiece to the PSP headphones, putting them into the console and making a call. It all looks very nice. […]

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  • US retailer Play N Trade coming to UK

    Despite the fact there’s a GAME on every British street corner, US retailer Play N Trade “likes competition” and is planning on moving to the UK wholesale. “GAME has a very strong presence in the UK and beyond, but I like competition,” Play N Trade CEO Roger Lloyd said here. “GAME will have to adapt […]

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  • Sony brands US 80Gb PS3 cancellation "rumour"

    Sony has predictably put down talk of the cancellation of the 80Gb PS3 SKU in the US as “rumour and speculation” despite mounting evidence that it probably… isn’t. “We don’t comment on rumours or speculation,” said a spokesperson, here. “Any rumours on separate PS3 configurations or package arrangements are just that – rumours and speculation.” […]

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  • Maryland man blames games and "internet" for gang culture

    In a community meeting after which books were probably burnt, an anti-gang leader from Wicomico County in Maryland has denounced games – and specifically GTA – for creating a “lack of respect for life”. “In Grand Theft Auto, you score points by killing cops, stealing cars and beating prostitutes,” said Dan Dougherty, director of the […]

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  • "90 percent" of US DS gamers use R4, says ELSPA

    ELSPA has issued a startling figure regarding DS piracy in a UK newspaper, claiming that up to 90 percent of American DS owners are playing illegal games using R4 carts. “The implications are massive. In America it’s thought 90 percent of Nintendo users are playing pirated games because of R4s,” said John Hillier, manager of […]

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  • Kuju confirms first US studio

    British developer Kuju is to open its first US studio in San Francisco, the company confirmed today. Named Kuju America, the studio is to focus on casual titles and has started work on its first game. John Kavanagh will head up the operation, the first outside the UK for Kuju. “This is an exciting and […]

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  • Skype now available for PSP

    According to this, Skype is now out for PSP via the new 3.90 firmware update. We’re unsure if this applies to Europe as well. You’ll need a specific headset to make the internet telephony magic happen, but this is cool nonetheless. Unless you live in Japan.

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  • PAX registration now open

    You can sign up for PAX, the Seattle-based games expo from the owners of Penny Arcade, right here. The show’s reputation has grown massively in recent years, with the 2007 event attracting big name developers and more than 37,000 attendees, making it by far the largest show of its kind in the US. PAX 2008 […]

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  • CDV to publish Sacred 2 in US

    We have nothing to add. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel will be released in the States for PC and Xbox in the latter half of the year. Koch’s handling this in Europe, where the release date is as vague as “2008″. Sacred 2′s a fantasy action-RPG affair involving such non-cliches as high elves and shadow warriors. […]

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  • Let's Yoga and Let's Pilates rumoured for US DS

    This says Let’s Yoga (Doko Demo Yoga in Japan) and Let’s Pilates are strong contenders for US launch on May 1. Let’s Yoga has already shipped in Europe, so the news comes as no giant surprise. Expect to see a glut of fitness-related Nintendo products hitting this year and Wii Fit does the rounds in […]

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