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Nintendo UK is removing Game Boy Tetris from the 3DS eShop in 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Dec 31, 2014 12:22 am

As confirmed by Nintendo's UK Twitter, the age-old classic Game Boy Tetris will be pulled from the eShop durng the last day of 2014.


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This marks the end of an era, with Tetris on the original Game Boy being a title that helped define handheld gaming globally and showcased exactly how exciting and awesome potable devices could be. If you ask anyone about a gaming title they might know, Tetris is always one of the first to mind - a timeless classic that still facilitates global competitions and events being conducted to this very day.


There has been no confirmation from Nintendo America or other regions as to if this game will be pulled from the e-shelves in their respective regions. Some news outlets are speculating that this game was pulled due to Nintendo's recent 3DS release of Ubisoft's Tetris Ultimate. Currently avilable for the bargain price of $3.99, please don't let this news ruin your fun - go and pick yourself up a piece of gaming history. We really hope that Ubisoft isn't at fault for this ordeal, it certainly couldn't do too well in improving the current markets public opinion of the big-name developer.

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Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta begins alongside pre-order details

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Dec 30, 2014 10:33 pm

As seen on the official Halo Twitter account, Halo 5's multiplayer beta has been opened up to the public, ending on the 18th of January 2015.


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Anyone who has purchased the Halo: The Master Chief Collection automatically should have access to this beta, with the full game set for launch this fall, exclusive to the next-gen console Xbox One.


This sequel is said to continue the story of Master Cheif and introduce Spartan Locke, a brand new addition to the series. Once again you'll be fighting against peace-shattering invader aliens, seeing Spartan Locke on a mission to find the somewhat-elusive Master Chief alongside solving a complicated mystery that threatens the entire galaxy.

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'Babe', 'Rugrats' voice artist Christine Cavanaugh passes away

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Dec 30, 2014 9:52 pm

U.S. voice actress Christine Cavanaugh, who voiced the piglet Babe in the 1995 movie 'Babe, Chuckie on TV's 'Rugrats' has passed away at aged 51, in a report from the DailyMail.



A versatile and prolific voice actress, many of Cavanaugh's characters will be instantly recognisable to children of the 1990's with roles in TV shows such as 'Aladdin', 'Darkwing Duck', 'Aaah Real Monsters', 'Dexter's Laboratory', 'The Powerpuff Girls' and 'The Wild Thornberrys'. Cavanaugh retired from voice acting in 2011. Her cause of death has not been disclosed.

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Xbox 360 deals are running rampant until 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Dec 30, 2014 8:37 pm

If you're running a previous generation console and are looking for a few cheap titles to place in your collection before the new year rolls around, Xbox are offering up a plethora of deals running right until the clock hits 12:00 am on the 1st of January.


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Whether you're interested in FIFA 15 for only $29.99 or Game of Thrones for $2.49, this comprehensive list has games on offer for almost any console fan.


There are a few 'filler' titles on the list, however Microsoft have done a fairly good job of offering up some solid gaming offerings at reasonable prices. If full games aren't you thing however, you can purchase things like the World of Tanks Currency Mega Pack and other similar items.

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Earn extra coin in World of Warcraft the easy way - farm Cataclysm

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 30, 2014 6:28 pm

Thanks to a recent guide by YouTuber 'Bellular Gaming' you no longer have to spend hours grueling over the Auction House or implement bot-farming to make sufficient gold advancements in World of Warcraft.



The raid is your friend, with Bellular explaining that Cataclysm expansion Blackwing Descent, Firelands and Bastion of Twilight raids should be targeted. These runs will see you gather 12,000 gold after selling your collected items to vendors. As they are subject to a weekly lockout, with each dungeon gathering you 4,000 gold a pop, you'll be rolling around laughing at your 12,000 take-home each week - especially as these raids are easy to solo for almost any class.


Good luck and have fun players, we'd love for you to show us screenshots of what you've done with this new-found cash.

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GGF LANs amazing White Matter ASUS Mark S mod will blow you away

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: Dec 30, 2014 4:36 pm

The first word that escaped my mouth when setting eyes on this sponsored build was - "Wow". Stuart Tonks from GGF LAN was been sent some latest-release products from Kingston, ASUS and Coolermaster and told to do his best.


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The feature for this case is the (rare) ASUS TUF Sabertooth Z97 Mark S motherboard, sent directly from the tech-giant to Tonks in order to create a build worth showing off to the island national Australia and the globe.

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A fan-made mod means Kojima is brought to life in Metal Gear Solid V

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 30, 2014 2:22 pm

Fan-made mods are simply breathtaking in this age of gaming. We've recently seen things such as the Skyrim Enderal mod adding a whole new game within a game, another Skyrim fan-update offering 4K resolution textures, bug fixes and more and various community made Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive maps and add-on's. All of these additions are what help keeps a title active, strong and relevant for months, or years, to come.



Thanks to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes coming out on PC, some modders have taken to the model of developer Hideo Kojima that is on offer - adding him as the main playable character of the campaign. Thanks to the game engines capabilities, multiple models can be implemented as the main character on offer.

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Samsung shows off new curved soundbars similar to the Portal gun

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Dec 30, 2014 12:32 pm

I sat reading through a press release thinking to myself, "wow these Samsung WAM6500 and WAM7500 speakers look awfully familiar." After a short while I noticed the connection between Samsung's latest creations and the much-loved Portal gun.


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Providing a 360-degree path of audio, this new product is said to be able to fill up a room completely with sound using their "ring radiator" technology - helping combat the issue of a speaker almost always projecting its output in a cone-like fashion. Samsung Electronics' Senior Vice President, Jurack Chae, stated in their press release that "with the new WAM7500/6500 people can enjoy a vibrant sound wherever they are, while our new Curved Soundbars perfectly complement the TV viewing experience."

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American CS:GO League ESEA opens up to the Asia Pacific region

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 30, 2014 10:36 am

Known globally for their massive $78,000 season 17 incorporating American and European teams, ESEA have decided to further expand to the Asia-Pacific. This inclusion will see the prize pot increase to a sum of $100,000.


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European teams being included in ESEA's online league and finals is still a rather new addition, seeing this competition gain massive global respect as many of the top CS:GO teams are located in European nations. It seems that the inclusion of Asia-Pacific is helping ESEA solidify their place as one of the world's largest tournament providers.


Along with this new region inclusion, ESEA are offering up a new recruitment section to assist teams and players in joining together for tournaments in preparation for their season 18 signup closure, set to happen on January the 5th next year. Over the next few weeks ESEA will be announcing further rule sets, map rotations and other essential tournament information. If you're interested in competing in this event, you'll have to head to their registration page before the cut-off date.

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Some of the best Steam sales on right now

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 30, 2014 9:12 am

If you're not already aware, the Steam Sales Tracker is a brilliant tool, offering up an easy-to-see list of the current sales on offer, their time left of sale, the communities verdict on the game and also a handy extension to help link it to your personal steam account.


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Steam are doing what they do best, churning out yet another sale period and drying up many other-enthusiastic gamers wallets. We've had a quick browse and consolidated some of the coolest game specials on offer right now.


As according to the Steam Sale tracker 'Community's Choice' section, the hottest titles available today include a 66 percent saving on Mercenary Kings, the indie side-scrolling puzzle game Gunpoint for only $4.99 USD and the addictive and simply designed LUFTRAUSERS game for half price.

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