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Targeted phish frags XBox gamers

Updated Microsoft has warned users of Xbox Live to be wary of targeted phishing scams that attempt to hoodwink users into handing over their gamer tags and passwords. Phishing, fake point generators that actually contain malware and various other forms of nastiness are nothing new in the world of online gaming. The latest scam …
John Leyden, 28 Apr 2011
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Park the Mario Kart, and throw your keys in the bowl

NSFW(ish) We Dare is a new game, for the Wii and PS2 and out later this year, that invites players to use motion-sensing consoles in a rather more adult way than previous titles. Gaming blog Kotaku, who spotted the forthcoming release, reckons it's a sex party in a box, which isn't as far from the truth as one might hope. We Dare …
Bill Ray, 25 Feb 2011
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Sony sells Playstation-packing TV

All sorts of tech has been integrated into TVs from iPod docks to Blu-ray players, but now Sony has put a Playstation into one and it's available in the UK for under £200. The Sony Bravia KDL-22PX300 is a 22in LCD TV with a built-in PS2, which allows users to play classic games and watch DVDs. Old Playstation titles still play …
Caleb Cox, 3 Dec 2010

PS3 sales up, says Sony

Sony recorded a strong rise in PlayStation 3 hardware and software sales during its third 2009 fiscal quarter. During the three-month period ended 31 December 2009, Sony shifted 6.5m PS3s – up from 4.5m units of the console during the same period in 2008. Sony also saw a rise in PS3 software sales, from 40.8m units in Q3 2008 …

Analyst confidently lays out GTA timeline

While gamers debate the existence of Grand Theft Auto IV on the iPhone, a gaming analyst has forecast that two more downloadable episodes of the game will be launched before GTA V is unveiled. Rockstar has already confirmed that GTA IV’s second downloadable episode, The Ballad of Gay Tony, will be launched this autumn. But …

Sony to bring PS2 compatibility back to PS3?

Sony has applied for a series of patents that have sparked speculation that the electronics giant is about to bring back backward compatibility to the PlayStation 3. The proto-patents all centre on processor emulation, and refer to techniques that could be used to allow the Cell-based PS3 to run software developed for the PS2' …
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Sony pooh-poohs PS3 redesign claims

Rumours that a redesigned PlayStation 3 has been created are false, at least according to Sony. Over the past few days rumours began emerging online that the firm’s poised to unveil a new-look PS3 at the E3 games show in Los Angeles next month. This led many gamers to assume that a second-gen PS3 would see some of the console …
James Sherwood, 14 May 2009

Sony ignores UK as US, Europe get PS2 price cut

Sony has treated PlayStation 2 buyers in North America and Europe to a console cost cut. But the electronics giant has confirmed that UK consumers won’t see any reduction. A spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment told website MCV that “neither [the European or North American price cuts] affect the UK – the price will …
James Sherwood, 31 Mar 2009

2008 a top year for UK games sales

Recession notwithstanding, the games software sales in the world's biggest markets grew 11 per cent last year. UK sales alone were up 26 per cent year on year - and more than double 2003's sales. The figures come from NPD in the US, GfK Chart-Track here and Enterbrain in Japan. Some 409.9m game packages were sold worldwide in …
Tony Smith, 16 Feb 2009
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PS2 the most played console of 2008

Nintendo may have cleaned up in console sales in 2008, but more US gamers spent their free time time playing Sony's "last-gen" Playstation 2, according to Nielsen Media Research. The PS2's leading numbers aren't terribly surprising considering Sony sold more than 140 million since the console's launch in 2000. Obviously those …
Austin Modine, 5 Jan 2009

Gaming add-on forces players to excercise

Wii Sports helps burn fat - until you put the controller down. But a new gaming gadget will force you to keep fit by keeping itself in control. Jog_02 Jog won't let you play unless you're jogging Jog is a sort of hi-tech pedometer that attaches to your trousers – or wherever else you’d care to keep it – and links up to the …

Logitech launches real wood guitar at virtual-axe Heroes

Logitech has shat all over those plastic Guitar Hero frets with the launch of a gaming axe that looks and handles like the real thing - because most of it actually is. Logitech_guitar_01 Logitech's Wireless Guitar Controller The Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller’s body is solid, thanks to its real wood neck and rosewood …

Xbox gamers treated to Tomb Raider treat

You don’t have to be a gamer to recognise her svelte curves and thigh-strapped weaponry. But the tomb raiding temptress, Lara Croft, is to make a comeback in two new chapters, exclusive to the Xbox 360. Tomb_Raider_Underworld_screenshot Xbox 360 users will get two exclusive Tomb Raider: Underworld downloads Eidos, the …

Manhunt 2 to hit UK on Halloween

What better day to release the second most complained about game after Grand Theft Auto IV than 31 October, otherwise known as Halloween? Yes, games developer Rockstar has confirmed that Manhunt 2 will make its first (official) bloody appearance in the UK at the end of this month on the Wii, PlayStation Portable, PS2 and PC. …

Demand drops for games consoles Stateside

PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 console sales were almost neck-and-neck in the US last month, according to local market watcher NPD. But consoles sales are still declining across the board. During August, Microsoft outsold Sony with sales of 195,200 Xbox 360s, compared to 185,400 PS3. But August’s US sales figures for both …
James Sherwood, 15 Sep 2008

Sony profits down, but PS3 sales up

The financial results for Sony's first quarter of 2008 are out, and things aren’t looking good. However, the firm's PlayStation business will be smiling because PS3 and PSP sales increased. For three months ended June 2008, Sony only brought in ¥35bn (£163m/$326m) – representing a 47 per cent drop from the ¥66.5bn (£312m/$618m …
James Sherwood, 29 Jul 2008

Sony sets PS3 sales objective

Sony plans to have sold 150m PlayStation 3 units worldwide by the end of the console’s lifecycle, it has been revealed. Kaz Hirai, head of Sony Computer Entertainment, said that the firm eventually hopes to see sales of the PS3 outstrip the 140m PS2s it has sold in the nine years that console has been on sale. The Sony …
James Sherwood, 23 Jul 2008

US PS3 sales surge

US PlayStation 3 sales almost doubled last month on the back of the latest in the Metal Gear Solid game series - but the Wii remained June's games console champion. According to figures from market watcher NPD, Sony shifted 405,500 PS3s through US retail channels in June, up 94.3 per cent on the May's total of 208,700. The …
Tony Smith, 21 Jul 2008

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