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Skylanders Giants hits stores on October 21

Skylanders Giants hits stores on October 21

Last Christmas my son was bonkers for the Skylanders game. I played the game with him on more than a few occasions, and it was really cool. I particularly liked how you could take a little statue figurines of the characters, place them on this round device that plugs into the game console, and the statue would turn into the character on the screen to use in the game. The game turned out to be impressively popular, and the sequel to the original game is set to launch this weekend.

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New PlayStation 3 “Superslim” ad tips Zombie 3D hardware update

New PlayStation 3 “Superslim” ad tips Zombie 3D hardware update

A brand new PlayStation 3 updated hardware release has been advertised (after a reveal earlier this year) with just about as strange a 15-second commercial as you're ever going to see. This ad spot has the gaming console rotating in space with a couple of specification updates, first of all - no big deal. Then there's a freak-out session with a zombie that bursts forth from the device and grabs directly at your face in 3D.

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EA and Insomniac Games team for shooter Fuse

EA and Insomniac Games team for shooter Fuse

EA has announced that it has partnered with game developer Insomniac Games on a new four-person co-op action-adventure shooter called Fuse. This game was previously known as Overstrike. The game allows four people to play at the same time as one of four elite covert agents bringing unique skills and special experimental weapons to the fight.

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Is 2014 too late for the PlayStation 4?

Is 2014 too late for the PlayStation 4?

Much has been made about Nintendo’s decision to launch a new Wii this year. The Wii U, which allows for gaming both on the television and the controller, is reportedly ready to hit store shelves in November, just in time for the busy holiday season.

Unfortunately for Nintendo, however, the discussion about the Wii U has been more likely to center not on the console’s features, but on its chances of being overshadowed by hardware from the likes of Microsoft and Sony.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale new characters drop in at Gamescon

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale new characters drop in at Gamescon

This week at Gamescon Sony is letting the big guns rip with a brand new trailer for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, complete with several new character reveals. First you'll find Ratchet and Clank, then dropping in on you will be the ever-so-unpopular Spike from Ape Escape, a Devil May Cry favorite you might recognize as Dante, and none other than Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet. What a strange and wild journey this is about to be!

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Sony Q1 2012: Income down 77% as gaming, mobile and TVs dive

Sony Q1 2012: Income down 77% as gaming, mobile and TVs dive

Sony has revealed its latest financial results for Q1 2012, and the news is dire: operating income down 77.2-percent compared to last year, and losses of 24.6bn yen ($356m) for the three month period. A surprise boost in performance from Sony Mobile , brought in-house to the Mobile Products and Communications Division, saw overall sales reach $19.2bn, Sony says [pdf link], but the price of actually combining those teams disproportionally chewed through income.

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