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Posted on Jul 6 2008 - 12:33am by Richard Sharp
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It’s that time again, when we catch up with the latest next gen console sales figures from around the globe. Despite a few analysts trying to get us excited over a potential contender to the Wii throne, the reality is that Nintendo’s machine is still far outshining its competitors. In Japan (where Microsoft typically does badly), the Wii outsold the PS3 by almost 2 to 1 in the month of June, but in May the PS3 gave the Wii a serious run outselling it by 6 to 1. While the figures are hardly anything new, it does represent a...

The Pcmote might have been a perfectly good name, but Stix is the name of the motion sensing, all singing all dancing Wiimote copy clone styled remote for the PC. OK, so the reason most gamers prefer their PC is because they aren’t limited in their controls in the same way as they would be with a games console. But, there is still something to be said for the originality of the Wiimote for the Nintendo Wii. The Stix does look a little different, although we’re not entirely convinced it looks or acts differently enough to warrant...

When it comes to PCs, gamers like to shout about it – after all, what’s the point in having the mutt’s nuts of a computer if it doesn’t look as good as it performs? The Acer Predator is the ideal gaming rig for even the most flamboyant owner. Having seen the way it looks it’s kind of difficult to even move onto the specs of what it carries under the wing-door hood. Quad-core processor, as has become the standard of ultra high spec gaming PCs, power the big copper beast and a choice of graphics packages. The liquid...

Posted on Jun 30 2008 - 12:54pm by Richard Sharp
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It was kind of inevitable that there would be a serious Grand Theft Auto (GTA) inspired crime spree, something the religious groups and politicians can really get their teeth into. Though they did stop short of actual grand theft auto, and as Gizmodo points out, they thankfully didn’t arm themselves with molotov cocktails, a group of teenagers did embark on a random crime spree around New York (usually such a haven of tranquility filled with law abiding citizens) and then told police that they were mimicking the Grand Theft Auto...

The VooDoo Omen is the dream machine of gaming desktops. While managing to actually not look that much like a standard PC it also offers liquid cooling, a built in LCD display, and an almost baffling selection of build materials that make it pretty much incomparable in the PC and hardcore gaming market. The water cooling system is a feat of engineering genius, and is more complex than the cooling system in most cars. The quad radiators, hard bent copper pipes, and a reservoir that is built into the PC make it truly astronishing. Leather,...

Posted on Jun 27 2008 - 9:03pm by Richard Sharp
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Nintendo DS – DS Lite Green Cooking Guide Bundle £119.89 Save £10 Available online & Collect@Store The Nintendo DS has become one of the most popular handheld gaming machines over the past couple of years but to be honest it was getting a little difficult to be unique as there were only four plain colours to choose from (white, black, pink and silver).  So Nintendo have launched a new range of funky colours including the featured green DS in this aritcle. ...

Civilization was one of the first strategy games developed and it remains, in my eyes at least, one of the greatest. For a game of its age it still offers incredible playability and a huge amount of game to play through. Released towards the end of last month on the PS3, the PC version already has a stack of expansion packs available to further prolong your gameplay. Because of the limitations of games consoles, and some might say game console players, Civilization IV on the PS3 is a dumbed down version of the PC title. In fairness, this...

It’s difficult to fathom how In2Games can claim that their new motion sensing controller is revolutionary, bearing in mind that it does pretty much exactly the same as the Wiimote does. However, it’s not for the Nintendo Wii and apparently it tracks movements in 3D space. Erm, yes, in real 3d space. British company, In2Games is calling it the Gametrak Freedom (the controller formerly known as Gametrak Fusion), presumably because it tracks gamers movements and allows for complete freedom in game worlds. Of course, whether it...

Alienware, now owned by Dell, and Voodoo have long been the gaming PC and laptop manufacturers of choice for those with an incredible budget while Asus has perhaps been best known for its ultra affordable Eee PC range. However, they have also created some incredible gaming laptops of their own and one is winging its way to the UK now… finally. How will it fare in battle? The G70 gaming laptop is pretty much as powerful as you want, and reassuringly expensive to boot with prices ranging from around £1,800 to £2,000 incl VAT and...

It’s a good week for gadget lovers, television lovers, and gaming lovers across the country this week. Sky has announced a reduction of £100 on its Sky HD service, which offers High Definition programming as well as the features of a PVR, or Personal Video Recorder, similar to Sky+. Subscription for the service is £10 a month for the Sky HD Mix. It’s also widely believed that the Xbox360 is about to reduce its prices again, in order to further compete with the Nintendo Wii and further compound the significant price difference...