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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct trailer is unofficial

A quick, moderately embarrassing update: it turns out yesterday’s trailer for Terminal Reality’s shooter The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct wasn’t an official Activision production.

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  • Halo logo shown in place of UN's during BBC report

    A bit of a wince and a giggle out of the UK to kick the morning off; during a report on the ongoing struggles in Syria, BBC News accidentally flashed Halo’s UNSC logo in place of the United Nation’s. Naturally it was captured and YouTubed; check it out through the break.

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  • Video - Youth plays MW2 for 17 hours straight, goes mad

    There’s a video after the break of a kid who can’t “get into” Modern Warfare 2, despite playing it for 17 consecutive hours. He’s “upset”. We won’t spoil it for you. Take a look. Thanks, Simon.

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  • PSPGo.co.uk launches - might not be what you think

    PSPGo.co.uk has launched, bringing you exhaustive information on Nintendo’s DS and DSi. Yep. Very official it looks too. Someone’s done a great job of it, to be fair. Naughty, naughty people.

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  • Rye Hill prisoners were never allowed PS3s, says government

    Looks as though someone’s crossed a few wires here. Despite a Guardian report saying prisoners at UK’s Rye Hill jail had PlayStation 3s removed due to fears they could organise a break-out with the machine’s wireless features, the Ministry for Justice has told IncGamers none of the inmates ever had access to the console in […]

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  • PSP Go - The Qore movie in direct-feed HD, news round-up

    Well, here we are, then. Someone’s posted the entire PSP Go section of June’s Qore episode on YouTube, in direct-feed HD. Thanks, p0rkch0p69. Fake? Of course not. You can see everything in plenty of detail there. Rest of the coverage from today’s announcement: First shots Original YouTube movie Eurogamer HD grabs Metal Gear confirmed for […]

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  • Nintendo: Wii to rise up to £20 for UK trade [Update]

    Update: Nintendo’s just made a further statement on this, saying it hopes consumers “understand” the hike is due to reasons outside of the company’s control. Thanks to the depreciation of the pound, Nintendo’s said it’s to raise the price it charges the UK trade for Wii hardware by £18-20. The machine has a recommended retail […]

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  • EA cuts forecast on slow Q4 sales

    EA’s dropped its fourth quarter estimates, warning that its holiday roster has failed to meet expectation. The firm’s stock closed 11 percent down on the day, souring to $19.35. EA said it expected net revenue to come in between $4.9 billion and $5.15 billion for the year, with earnings of $1 to $1.40 a share. […]

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  • GameTrailers video editor: "The 360 controller is a far superior gaming device than the Sony controller"

    A GameTrailers.com video editor, “Dblock,” has put his nuts in the vice, as it were, and written on the site about how he feels Xbox 360′s control system is “far superior” to PS3′s. As you’d expect, the post has caused something of a “backlash”. From the piece: Look, I’m sick of all the kerfluffle about […]

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  • Best Buy buggered as credit crunch smashes US retail

    US retailer Best Buy has taken the credit crunch firmly in the ass, the firm said today, and is facing really difficulty in maintaining its business. “Since mid-September, rapid, seismic changes in consumer behavior have created the most difficult climate we’ve ever seen. Best Buy simply can’t adjust fast enough to maintain our earnings momentum […]

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  • Take-Two shares drop 30% in wake of EA pull-out

    Take-Two’s shares have plummeted this morning, dropping nearly 30 percent in the wake of news that EA has given up on buyout talks. In pre-market trading, Take-Two’s stock has plunged $6.44, or 29.4%, to $15.45. More on Barron’s.

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  • Spore seeing "extraordinary" levels of piracy

    According to peer-to-peer research firm Big Champagne, levels of piracy surrounding Spore are off the chart, with more than 35,000 copies of the game being leeched on Wednesday this week alone. “The numbers are extraordinary,” said company boss Eric Garland. “This is a very high level of torrent activity even for an immensely popular game […]

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  • Warhammer 40K Space Marine shown in massive movie demo

    Just a hunch, but we’re guessing this wasn’t supposed to be released. The THQ Australia Warhammer 40K game – now confirmed as Warhammer 40K Space Marine – has been shown off overnight in a ten-minute gameplay video, complete with developer commentary. Watch the entire thing on Tiscali Games. There was a GameTrailers version of this […]

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  • E for All 08 company attendance looking woefully bleak

    According to this Joystiq report, E for All 2008 is looking extremely sparsely attended, with a grand total of two of the majors – EA and Microsoft – having confirmed their support. Full thing through the link, including a coloured chart that shows PAX 08 to be looking extremely good this year.

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  • SCi to post £100 million FY loss

    According to this Edge report, SCi is poised to show a £100 million for fiscal 07. “We have a clear strategy in place and have taken decisive steps to become a studio-led business with a focus on cornerstone franchises and a flexible approach to distribution,” said CEO Phil Rogers. “There has been substantial change and […]

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  • Kwari couldn't

    According to this GI report, Kwari’s closed down. The company was based on the business model of selling ammunition in its own game and encouraging people to bet on matches. Obviously, it wasn’t the best thought out thing in the world: Kwari only launched at the beginning of this year. More through the link.

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  • Non-360 Rock Band versions dated for Europe: not

    Videogamer.com has retracted the August 29 date it posted for the Wii, PS2 and PS3 versions of the European Rock Band last night, saying it’s contacted EA and was told the info was incorrect. From the site: VideoGamer.com earlier contacted EA regarding the date following the presence of an August 29 release date on a […]

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  • Lost Planet demo pulled from US PSN

    Capcom has pulled the demo for the PS3 version of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition in the US as, for some as yet unexplained reason, it refused to connect to multiplayer servers. “The multiplayer demo for Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is temporarily being removed from the PlayStation Network in order to address issues that have come […]

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  • Sega Sammy to lay off 400 staff

    Double ow. According to this, Sega’s laying off 400 staff on the back of disastrous financials for the fiscal year so far. The company has revealed losses of 15.77 billion yen for the nine months to December, compared to a profit of 49.38 billion yen the year previous. “Due to Sega failing to respond to […]

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  • Nintendo hits seven month low as Japan stocks slide

    Sometimes you can’t do anything right. Despite leading the entire videogames race, Nintendo’s shares have hit a seven month low on the Nikkei, following a general trend in the Japanese market caused by the strong yen and a rotten US forecast. Shares in the company fell 5.9 percent today to (£219.30), the lowest price since […]

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