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Ratchet & Clank Collection shipping August 28

Ratchet & Clank Collection shipping August 28

The 1080p remaster of the classic games that put Insomniac Games on the map will be available on the PS3 on August 28. The collection will include all three Ratchet & Clank games from the PS2, available in full 1080p HD support, or 720p 3D support for those with the equipment to take their game to the next dimension. In addition to a complete remastering of the graphics, the games have added trophy support. And, where applicable, online multiplayer has been recreated to function with the Playstation Network.

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Pokemon cards seized in counterfeit card sting

Pokemon cards seized in counterfeit card sting

More than $200,000 worth of Pokemon trading cards were destroyed. On purpose. By government officials. At least, that's what they would have been worth if they were real. Some may think that the US Customs and Border Protection agency has better things to do with its time than crack down on people selling fake Pokemon cards, but genuine collectors out there surely appreciate this.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Jak, Cole McGrath

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Jak, Cole McGrath

The big brawl that will pit all your favorite Sony characters together in a crazy, no-holds-barred party just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Jak from Jak & Daxter and Cole McGrath from Infamous are the latest additions to the cast, as announced at Comic-Con. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is due out on the PS3 and the PlayStation Vita.

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New Mars rover mission aims for 2018

New Mars rover mission aims for 2018

A large NASA mission is about to come to a head when the organization's large rover lands on the big red planet just a few weeks from now. But now, scientists are already talking about what the next mission might be that brings an Earth craft to Mars. NASA is hoping that might happen in as few as six years, with 2018 to 2020 as the projected target.

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World War Z movie getting script makeover

World War Z movie getting script makeover

There is another chapter in the ongoing saga about turning the classic zombie novel World War Z into a motion picture. You would think that writing a script for a movie that's based on a book that has already been written wouldn't be that difficult. However, that apparently hasn't been the case with World War Z, which has already faced a lot of unexpected costs due to millions of dollars worth of reshoots.

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XMBC Windows Media Center alternative launches on Android

XMBC Windows Media Center alternative launches on Android

XMBC, a leading open-source platform for Internet-enabled media playback, has just announced that it is now available for Android. As the consortium makes clear in its blog post describing the launch, this is not a remote player; it's isn't a dumbed-down mobile version of the client. It is in fact the exact same XMBC experience that you would get on a computer, TV set-top box, etc.

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RIM ordered to pay $147 million in lawsuit

RIM ordered to pay $147 million in lawsuit

Talk about hitting a man while he's down. Research in Motion has just lost a lawsuit brought forward by a company called Mformation Technologies. It alleged that the Blackberry maker violated its patents with its enterprise server software. The verdict orders RIM to pay $8 in royalties for every Blackberry device connected to that software.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: July 14, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: July 14, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. If you're in a place where the summer heat is bearing down, hopefully you're in an air-conditioned building just relaxing and catching up on this week's tech news. To start, get this, there’s actually some good Blackberry news – RIM Blackberry 10 developer support on the rise. And as Nintendo’s new console approaches, so do the third-party comments – Wii U more powerful than 360 and PS3 claims 5th Cell. Also, here’s a look at the final details of Digg’s sale – Digg sale splits the company three ways for $16m.

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