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Nintendo 3DS gets 33%-40% price cut

Nintendo have not received the level of sales they had hoped with their latest 3DS console and according to reports they are cutting the price by a whopping 40 percent. Nintendo have had a tough year, losing over $320 million in the last quarter. Some analysts are claiming that the …

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Valve remove Dragon Age 2 from STEAM

Valve have removed Dragon Age 2 from their STEAM platform, and as yet the reasons have not been announced. Popular online publication Escapist Magazine filed a report on the removal saying “There’s no information as to why the game has been removed, although some are speculating that it might have …

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Star Wars Edition XBox 360 for Xmas: R2D2 anyone?

Something of a collector’s item has been authorised by The Jedi Council. It’s an evolution of the XBox 360 into something unbelievably cute. But if you already own one – would you buy another? KitGuru considers what this new model means. The pain in the arse about Microsoft’s updates to …

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Google+ to be used as a teaching aid?

We have reported before that Google are working hard to target the social networking sector. Previous failed attempts such as Google Wave and Buzz seem to be fueling their efforts to ramp up their efforts. College professors are apparently looking into ways of using Google+ as a student learning tool, …

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Banking malware targets Android users

Android has been reeling recently, after being targeted by several viruses and trojans. The latest spyware application known as Zitmo has been altered to target the Android Platform. Axelle Apvrille, an antivirus analyst for Fortinet has written a blog post on the subject. She says “Lately, there’s been an active …

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Modern Warfare 3 slides in next to Peppa Pig

Rather than the limited convenience of a convenience store, the modern supermarket aims to sell you everything you need, under one roof, including the petrol you need to drive there and back. We’re used to it. So how different does the shelf need to be, before KitGuru spies feel compelled …

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Electronic Arts purchase Popcap: £815m

Popcap, the maker of successful entertainment games such as Plants V Zombies have been bought over by Electronic Arts, in a deal worth around £815 million. EA have been aiming to compete in the ‘casual games’ sector, against Zynga and this move will help them enhance their portfolio. EA are …

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Get Microsoft Office 365 today – free of charge

The cloud is coming, cried the crowd. For once, it wasn’t tennis fanatics at Wimbledon, this time it’s Microsoft’s online Office marketing team. KitGuru goes online to see what the fuss is about. Roll back 30 years and everyone used mainframes, where storage was remote and backed up centrally. So, …

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Devs get access to Internet Explorer 10 Preview 2

Developers will be busy this weekend as Microsoft have released the second preview of Internet Explorer 10. The IE10 preview launches help support developers to get access to the new features and behind the scenes interface for software development. Dean Hachamovitch from Microsoft said that developers will be able to …

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Violence and gore: does it sell games?

Yesterday we reported that the video game ban in California was rejected by the court, however two researchers who have based careers on the subject believe that the debate on the subject isn’t over. The Supreme Court in California ruled that the video game industry should be allowed to continue …

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Classic shooter Marathon coming to iPad

Older Mac lovers will remember playing Marathon on their 68030 or 68040 powered computer many eons ago. The latest news is that the 1994 genre redefining shooter is coming to the iPad. Bungie, the makers of the original game however won’t be involved because the port is being handled by …

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Valve to develop games for Wii U?

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell spoke to Joystiq at the 2011 Games For Change Festival and was happy to give his views on the upcoming Nintendo Wii U console. He said that the new Wii U console “sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU …

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Dirt 3 competition winners

We would like to thank everyone for entering the Dirt 3 competition and we had many entries in the last couple of weeks. The five lucky winners are David Holt ‘Bruno’ Padre Schlauch Kurt san juan Edmund Trent Please check your email for the key to get your game online …

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Nintendo say Wii U will have no DVD or Bluray playback

The WII U won’t make for an ideal media console as it won’t support either DVD or BluRay technology, according to Nintendo. Currently the Xbox 360 supports DVD and the Playstation 3 both DVD and Bluray discs. Nintendo spoke to analysts at a question and answer sessions at the E3 …

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