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  • 01Jul

    Twilight cast starts filming ‘Eclipse’ on August 17

    New Moon isn’t even out yet and the cast already knows when they get back to work. Eclipse will be shot at Vancouver Film Studios between August 17 and October 31. Yes, a Halloween wrap for a vampire movie. ComingSoon reports that David Slade will be directing and Melissa Rosenberg will be writing the script. We’ll hear plenty of news of New Moon at San Diego Comic Con. The release date for New Moon is November 20. Eclipse is set for a June 30,2010 release. That’s right, non-stop Robert Pattinson action. Here’s the New Moon trailer for your enjoyment.

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  • 01Jul

    David Perry reveals Gaikai

    David Perry revealed information about his technology where people can run applications or games in their browser without installing anything. The team is called Gaikai and David Perry filmed the video below to explain it. David Perry goes into detail on his blog as to what the demo is showing. He is also looking for beta testers, especially if you live in California. To apply, sign up at www.gaikai.com and note that you live in California. Gaikai Technology Demo (JULY 1, 2009) from David Perry on Vimeo.

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  • 01Jul

    Blizzard trademarks Cataclysm

    Blizzard has filed a new trademark for the name Cataclysm and of course fans are starting to ask what the trademark name could be in reference to. Some opinions are that it’s the next World of Warcraft expansion which should be announced at Blizzcon this August. According to WoW IncGamers the name could refer to the event ‘The Sundering’. “The Sundering, an event that happened ten thousand years in the past of Azeroth. A permanent scar of such cataclysm is known as the Maelstrom. Event that happened when the Well of Eternity imploded when Queen Azshara and her Highborne failed to open a portal to allow the entry of Sargeras and the Burning Legion into Azeroth. If Cataclysm is the next expansion that might mean the South Seas theme is underway” Blizzard is working on two unannounced projects which could be a new IP as well. Either way hope to

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  • 01Jul

    Gadzooks! Flaming Avatars & Other New Abilities

    The good folks over at Ninjabee Games have been Tweeting hints for a little while now – your Xbox Live Avatar is going to have some great new in-game abilities soon! Some big updates are coming for Band of Bugs on July 8th. The first being an update that will provide Avatar support for the game. Your Avatar will replace the main character Maal, and you can battle it out “in person” against your friends in Spider Hunter mode. Just picture it! You and seven of your friends can all see yourselves on TV. It always seems like a lot more fun when I have the opportunity to watch “myself” pick on my friends. Being digital, it just means there are no physical evidence of any bruises I might inflict – just some ego bruising if there is a thorough thwomping! The update is free for everyone. Ninjabee will be

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  • 01Jul

    CSI Toy Fingerprint kits recalled

    CBS Broadcasting has been given a proposed settlement from the Public Justice and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization to give cash refunds to consumers and implement a nationwide recall of toy science kits based on the television series, CSI. The toy kits – the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Fingerprint Examination Kit (CSI Exam Kit) and the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Lab Kit (CSI Lab Kit) – were found to have tremolite in the white fingerprint powder. Tremolite is one of the deadliest forms of asbestos. Consumers that bought or received the item as a gift can fill out a claim form by January 14, 2010 at www.csitoysettlement.com. “We urge everyone to get these products out of your homes and away from children, and to send in your claim form to get a refund,” said Public Justice’s Victoria Ni, co-counsel in the case. There is no known save level of

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  • 01Jul

    Silverlight ads on Xbox Live “within the next year”

    In a service you pay for you don’t expect to be hit with a deluge of ads but get ready because in the next year, that is what you are going to get. Microsoft announced in Cannes last week that Silverlight ads will be shown on Xbox Live “within the next year”. “By extending support to technologies like Silverlight, Xbox Live will offer advertisers and creative designers scale and reach with their campaign creative assets, enabling them to build and deliver interactive, interconnected experiences that are unlike anything else on television, and extend these experiences across multiple screens – the TV, the PC, and Mobile,” said the firm.

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  • 01Jul

    Square teaser revealed to be Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden

    Square Enix has a teaser site set up which first revealed a dragon, then a boy on a dragon and last night a girl was added to the mix. While the timer is still running, IGN found leaked scans of Japanese publication Weekly Jump that revealed the game. The title is Four Warriors of Light: Final Fantasy Gaiden. In this DS RPG, players take the role of a 14-year old boy who must save the princess who has been kidnapped by a witch. The game hits Japan this fall and IGN has more information on the title.

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  • 01Jul

    Gears of War 2 gets Double XP weekend

    Gears of War 2 players can look forward to a Double XP weekend on the Xbox 360 from Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6. The winning team in ranked matches gets an additional 500 XP. In addition, Horde Mode is getting an update according to the Gear’s forums. The Tickers will be showing up more during the Horde waves and the 10th wave will be nothing but Tickers.

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  • 01Jul

    2K Sports announces NBA 2K10 Anniversary Edition

    2K Sports are celebrating 10 years of NBA 2K franchise with a huge anniversary edition. The NBA 2K10: Anniversary Edition will come with a locker for game storage, exclusive items from 2009 NBA Finals MVP, Kobe Bryant, and a video looking back on 10 years of NBA 2K franchise. This anniversary set will be limited to 30,000 copies. Each copy will be numbered for authenticity. Pre-orders are now available with GameStop listing the package at $99.99. Ten fans will find an autographed Kobe Bryant fine-art print in their locker. 2K will be taking advantage of Xbox Live and Playstation Network by offering buyers of the NBA 2K10: Anniversary Edition exclusive access to an online lobby where celebrities and VIP members will go to play. “NBA 2K is the premier basketball video game franchise for serious players, deeply rooted in rich and pure authenticity that real hoop heads get, which is

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  • 01Jul

    Grease gets the videogame treatment

    I got chills, they’re multiplyin’, and I’m losin’ control Cause the power you’re supplyin’, it’s electrifyin’ You better shape up, cause I need a man, and my heart is set on you You better shape up, you better understand, to my heart I must be true That’s right, the original high school musical, Grease is being created into a video game. Paramount Digital Entertainment and 505 Games will be working on a Grease game for the Wii and DS systems. The Grease video game will allow players to sing and dance along with Danny, Sandy, the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds. “We are really excited about working with Paramount Digital Entertainment to turn this world famous film into a video game for the very first time. Working with such a well known and much loved brand is a great opportunity and we believe the collaboration further strengthens 505 Games’ entertainment

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