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E3 2012: Nintendo reveals new Wii Fit, Batman and Mario games for Wii U

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Nintendo's pre-E3 press conference concentrated on games rather than hardware announcements, so no price or release date for Wii-U but plenty of exciting titlesWith Microsoft and Sony opting not to show the next-generation consoles which they are currently designing, Nintendo could hardly fail to steal the limelight at this year's...
E3 2012: Nintendo reveals new Wii Fit, Batman and Mario games for Wii U

iOS & Mac App special deals for the 4th of July

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From 9to5Toys.com: iOS and Mac developers alike are slashing prices of their hottest titles to celebrate the 4th of July.  9to5Toys will be keeping you in the loop all week long on the best deals.  The links highlighting the new price will take you directly to iTunes to purchase...
iOS & Mac App special deals for the 4th of July

Batman takes best game at Baftas

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British developed Batman: Arkham Aslyum took the coveted title of best game at the 2010 Bafta video game awards....
Batman takes best game at Baftas

NVIDIA: there's nothing 'Ultra' about Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks unless you add Kepler

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This is a vaguely awkward message for NVIDIA to be putting out. On one hand, the company is best buddies with Intel and is hoping to see its next-gen GPUs bundled with a large portion of the Ivy Bridge notebooks that will ship this year. But to reach that...
NVIDIA: there's nothing 'Ultra' about Ivy Bridge Ultrabooks unless you add Kepler

Wall Street Journal: Apple Has Begun Mass Production of the iPad Mini

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has started mass production of the iPad mini. Apple Inc.'s Asian component suppliers have started mass production of a new tablet computer smaller than the current iPad, people with knowledge of the situation said, as the Silicon Valley company tries to stay competitive...
Wall Street Journal: Apple Has Begun Mass Production of the iPad Mini

Photos of Purported 'iPad Mini' Parts Include Rear Shell and Front Panel

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UkrainianiPhone shares several photos (via 9to5Mac) of what its source claims are parts from Apple's forthcoming "iPad mini". The parts include a black rear shell demonstrating cellular capabilities, as well as a white front panel/digitizer assembly. The photo set also includes a purported LCD from the iPad mini, but the...
Photos of Purported 'iPad Mini' Parts Include Rear Shell and Front Panel
EA Launches Origin Online Game Distribution for Mac

Apple Gives Additional Year of Increased iCloud Storage to Former MobileMe Members

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Last year, when MobileMe transitioned from a pay-service to the the free iCloud, Apple gave an additional 25GB of storage to former MobileMe subscribers as a thank you. The bonus storage was supposed to be downgraded at the end of September, but in an email today, Apple said it extended...
Apple Gives Additional Year of Increased iCloud Storage to Former MobileMe Members

London Games Festival auctions exclusive artworks

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Dozens of video game concept paintings and sketches, originally exhibited at London City Hall, are being auctioned off for charity from todayA series of artworks donated to the London Games Festival by major developers is being auctioned off this month. The first batch will be made available online today.Over 100...
London Games Festival auctions exclusive artworks

Batman Arkham, EA Sports FIFA, Monopoly and others among this week's top PTAT gainers for games and toys pages

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Batman Arkham is this week’s top gaining page in the People Talking About This metric for games and toys pages. The video game saw an increase of 188,083 engagements, increasing to over 202,000 in total PTAT. At No. 2, EA Sports FIFA gained 170,632 additional engagements this week. With an increase of...
Batman Arkham, EA Sports FIFA, Monopoly and others among this week's top PTAT gainers for games and toys pages

Apple Releases OS X 10.8.2 Supplemental Update with Japanese Character, Safari and Other Bug Fixes

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Apple today released OS X v10.8.2 Supplemental Update 1.0, a minor software update bringing a handful of fixes to the latest version of OS X Mountain Lion.The OS X v10.8.2 Supplemental Update is recommended for all users running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 and includes the following fixes: - Resolves...
Apple Releases OS X 10.8.2 Supplemental Update with Japanese Character, Safari and Other Bug Fixes
Video game retail sales fall 25 percent year-on-year in 11th straight month of decline

Warner Bros to open studio in San Francisco developing free-to-play, social and mobile video games

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that it will be creating a digital video game studio in San Francisco, CA. Called WB Games San Francisco, it will open this year and specialize in creating games that will work across multiple platforms — specifically publishing “high quality, free-to-play, mobile, social and...
Warner Bros to open studio in San Francisco developing free-to-play, social and mobile video games
Disney and others bring disruption to movie-licensed games

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 review roundup: (usually) worth the one grand

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Now that NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 is shipping through some vendors, gamers have been wondering if it's worth the wallet-busting $999 to get those higher frame rates. Surprisingly, the answer is "yes." As AnandTech notes, the GTX 690 is often almost as fast or faster than a pair of...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 review roundup: (usually) worth the one grand

Games and The Artist – could a retro title win a major game award?

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The Oscars were dominated this year by movies that hark back to the industry's history. Could the same happen with games?The key story at the Oscars on Sunday was a simple one. It had nothing to do with an unbearably lugubrious acceptance speech, a particularly ridiculous designer gown or a...
Games and The Artist – could a retro title win a major game award?
Electronic Arts officially launches Origin game platform for the Mac

2012 Bafta video game awards – catch our coverage tonight!

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The Bafta video game awards are taking place tonight, and we'll be live-blogging the event, as well as providing a live video feedSo, will it be the super hero thrills of Batman: Arkham city, the physics-based spills of Portal 2, or the hard-boiled chills of LA Noire that dominate tonights...
2012 Bafta video game awards – catch our coverage tonight!

Here's what Batman: Arkham City on Wii U plays like

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Nintendo debuted its Wii U games with Arkham City: Armored Edition leading the pack. So how does it play? [Read more]...
Here's what Batman: Arkham City on Wii U plays like

Roll of the DICE: Videogame Leaders to Nominate the Industry's Best Tonight

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The videogame industry is hosting an Oscars-like ceremony tonight in Las Vegas, where a few hundred of the top leaders will recognize the achievements in the interactive arts and sciences. The winners for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards are decided on by members of the Academy of Interactive Arts...
Roll of the DICE: Videogame Leaders to Nominate the Industry's Best Tonight

Apple Preparing to Begin Shipping Fifth-Generation iPod Touch to Customers

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At last month's media event, Apple introduced the fifth-generation iPod touch, a revamped version of the device offering the same 4-inch display found in the iPhone 5 and a number of different color options. While Apple immediately began taking pre-orders for the device, availability was set for a rather vague...
Apple Preparing to Begin Shipping Fifth-Generation iPod Touch to Customers

Bafta video game nominations: Batman and LA Noire dominate

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The 2012 Bafta Video Game Awards will be a showdown between the caped crusader and Cole Phelps, while Uncharted 3 and LittleBigPlanet 2 also impress the juriesBafta has announced the nominations for this year's video game awards. Batman: Arkham City and LA Noire are the big contenders, attracting eight nominations...
Bafta video game nominations: Batman and LA Noire dominate

Bafta video game awards 2012 – watch live

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The UK games industry is gathered in london for the 2012 Bafta video game awards, being hosted again this year by comedian Dara O'Briain. Will it be the super hero thrills of Batman: Arkham city, the physics-based spills of Portal 2, or the hard-boiled chills of LA Noire that dominate...
Bafta video game awards 2012 – watch live

Starbucks Adds Passbook Support to Its iPhone App

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Starbucks has added Passbook support to its iPhone app [App Store], as perhaps the highest profile app to embrace the feature. Starbucks customers can use its app to store gift cards and use QR codes on the phone to quickly pay for food and drinks without needing cash or credit...
Starbucks Adds Passbook Support to Its iPhone App
Nintendo debuts world's first Wii U commercial in the UK

Watch the tiny teaser trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins

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It's less than a minute long, but the trailer for the next Batman game introduces at least one new antagonist. [Read more]...
Watch the tiny teaser trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins

Next iPad Mini to Have Retina Display?

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While critics loved the iPad mini, the biggest complaint concerned the device's screen, which does not have a Retina resolution like Apple's larger iPad. Retina seems like a logical update for Apple's second generation iPad mini, and a report from Digitimes today says that Apple is indeed planning to increase...
Next iPad Mini to Have Retina Display?

Steve Jobs Envisioned the iPad in 1983

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Visionary is one of the most frequently used words to describe Steve Jobs. Nearly a year after he passed away, historians are still digging up treasures from his life that confirm that assessment. The Next Web writes of a speech Jobs gave in 1983 at the Center for Design innovation....
Steve Jobs Envisioned the iPad in 1983

Apple's 3D Maps and Imagery Seeing Incremental Improvements

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Following last week's open letter from Tim Cook in which he promised that Apple "will keep working non-stop" until the iOS 6 Maps app meets customers' standards for quality, Apple has indeed been making improvements to the service. While there is certainly a ways to go, it is clear that...
Apple's 3D Maps and Imagery Seeing Incremental Improvements

Wii U - review

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Nintendo's latest console is wonderfully quirkly, but unlike the Wii it takes time to explainNintendo has always played by its own rules. In the last console generation it chose to go up against the sleek sexy Playstation 2 with the GameCube, a console that looked like a lego brick with...
Wii U - review
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