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Nintendo black Wii US launch leak prompts GameStop threats

Nintendo black Wii US launch leak prompts GameStop threats

The black version of the Nintendo Wii isn't exactly a huge mystery - after all, it's been on sale in Japan since last year - but its US arrival was meant to be.  An announcement that the black version was seeing a US launch was expected at E3 2010, and promotional material leaking out of GameStop definitely confirms it's on the way.  Unfortunately, Nintendo aren't at all pleased about their story being scooped, and have apparently threatened GameStop with a firm spanking; that's prompted the retailer to castigate all employees for wanting to "seem cool" by sharing pre-announcement details with blogs.

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B&N nook v1.3 released: browser, games & Read In Store

B&N nook v1.3 released: browser, games & Read In Store

Barnes & Noble have announced a new firmware version for their dual-screen nook ebook reader.  nook firmware v1.3 adds a new (beta) web browser, which uses the E Ink display for content and the touchscreen color LCD for navigation, together with faster page-turns, speedier ebook opening and some new games.  Meanwhile the Read In Store feature - which allows nook owners to preview entire ebooks while connected to B&N store WiFi - has now been activated.

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Sony refuses PS3 refunds: “first and foremost a games console”

Sony refuses PS3 refunds: “first and foremost a games console”

Bad news if you were hoping to milk Sony for a few bucks after hearing they gave at least one person a partial PS3 refund over the "Other OS" debacle.  The company has denied that removing the ability to install alternative OSes to the original PS3 hardware contravenes the Sale of Goods Act, describing it as "first and foremost a games console" and insisting that "our marketing materials for the console reflect this."  If retailers - like Amazon in the initial case - want to issue a partial refund, the company reckons, that's up to them, but they shouldn't expect any help from the Sony purse.

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ASUS G60 and G71X Republic of Gamers notebooks debut

ASUS G60 and G71X Republic of Gamers notebooks debut

ASUS have outed two new Republic of Gamers notebooks, the G60 and G71X, offering Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors respectively.  The two new laptops each have NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 260M with 1GB of dedicated memory, driving a 16-inch 1,366 x 768 display in the case of the G60, and a 1,920 x 1,200 in the G71X.  Both machines have Blu-ray drives, dual HDDs set up in RAID arrays (640GB total in the G60; 1TB total in the G71X) and both HDMI and eSATA ports.

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PSPgo a no go for Dutch retailer

PSPgo a no go for Dutch retailer

The first time I heard about the PSP Go, I wondered if most of us were ready for a dedicated game system that lacks a physical software format. Sure, that is basically what the iPhone and iPod touch are, but I don't really think of those devices and the PSP Go as being in the same category.

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Sony PS3 Slim tipped for GamesCon launch

Sony PS3 Slim tipped for GamesCon launch

Rumors are always just rumors until the press release drops in our inbox, but evidence for Sony's PS3 Slim update continues to pile up.  After the leaked photos and the anonymous mutterings from retailers, Pocket-lint is next to stick their neck on the line and say that their sources - "close to the product" but, as always, unnamed - have tipped the refreshed console as launching next week at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany.

Asteroids Lamp for chic gamers

Asteroids Lamp for chic gamers

This may not be a product officially sold through the people that created the game Asteroids. It is still just as cool and by no means are small novelty lamps.

GameStop breaks up with the Zune

GameStop breaks up with the Zune

I have some unfortunate news for those that plan on going out in search of a new Zune. No, they haven't discontinued them, nor is there some newly-discovered reason that you shouldn't buy one (other than the fact that it's a Zune). What has happened is that due to a lack of demand, one major retailer is kicking Microsoft's MP3 player to the curb.