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Elder Scrolls Skyrim gets screenshots and details

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Elder Scrolls Skyrim has a lot of ES fans licking their lips waiting for some screenshots or details, well, I have your fix right here. Check out a screenshot below of Skyrim!

 

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Looks great, doesn't it? There's a bunch of details released on it too, these details involve the story, enemies, the graphics engine, combat and weaponary, magic, cities, levels and skills, NPC's, quests and the player.

 

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Nintendo 3DS - rewards you for fitness in the form of "Game Coins"

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Nintendo sure like pushing that envelope of creativity and they've done it again! Nintendo's 3DS Coins is a step in the right direction for rewarding people for fitness.

 

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Nintendo made a big splash with Wii Fit, it hit mainstream news pretty hard - it helped the overweight, the elderly, the people that would normally not want to walk around their neighbourhood doing fitness were now safe within the confines of their own houses, getting at least some fitness in.

 

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RumorTT: Next Call of Duty to be a Modern Warfare prequel? Raven at the helm?

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Wow - rumors are coming in thick and fast for this! Rumor is that the next Call of Duty title might be a prequel to the super-awesome Modern Warfare. According to the rumor, this new game will explore the backstory of the "Ghost" character and explain how he was recruited into Task Force 141.

 

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Included in the rumor is the game will run on the Modern Warfare 2 engine, rather than new tech. The biggest bit of this rumor is that Raven Software may be taking the helm in this new title. There has recently been a job advert for a lead FX person mentioning that it requires driving the development of stunning visual effects for "an established console-based, realistic, first-person military shooter".

 

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PS3 hacked to run custom firmware

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It's only been a week since fail0verflow revealed a hack to the PS3's near-impenetrable security. Another hacker who goes by the name "KaKaRoToKS" has gone a step further by delivering tools that will let you convert your standard PS3 firmware into some swish custom firmware.

 

 

This custom firmware is not about piracy though, with "KaKaRoToKS" saying "Since the kernel is left unmodified, this means that this custom firmware is really meant for future homebrew installation, and it will not allow piracy. I plan on keeping it that way."

 

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ThinkGeek unveils the Joystick-It for touchscreen gamers

By: Array

ThinkGeek has some really cool products and accessories for all sorts of gadgets and gear in their line. The company is also famous for making things as jokes that have enough cool to them to be appealing and enough realism to fool people. If I had laid eyes on the Joystick-It a few months from now around April I would have called BS on this thing, it looks too cool to be a real product.

 

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It's a shiny chrome joystick that claims to stick to your iPad screen and allow you to control games that use a virtual joystick with a real joystick in your hand. The thing has a thin stalk and a big ball on top that reminds me more than a bit of the arcade sticks I grew up playing at the arcade.

 

The Joystick-It has a patent pending and needs no batteries. It is shown with the iPad, but it will work with any capacitive touchscreen device. ThinkGeek will sell the controller for $24.95 with limited quantities available at the end of January.

 

Deal of the Day: Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition (Xbox 360) - $79.99

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Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition (Xbox 360) - $79.99.

 

Offer: Get Call of Duty: Black Ops Prestige Edition for the Xbox 360 for just $79.99. They're all out of stock online, but you can opt to pick it up in-store. This is a great price for the Prestige Edition. It wasn't worth the $149.99 MSRP, but at this discounted price, the RC-XD Video RC car w/ video transmitter seems like a good deal.

 

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Battlefield 3 on PC receiving "special effort"

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Some more details of Battlefield 3 on PC are emerging and it is becoming quite the love fest for PC gamers. Lead Designer at DICE, David Goldfarb, is laying rumors to rest of Battlefield 3 being a console port.

 

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He says that while the game is not an exclusive to PC, the PC version is getting 'extra attention'. Battlefield 3 is designed to run with DirectX 11 and will not work on Windows XP at all - while this is not new as there are some games that already won't work on XP, it's a step in the right direction.

 

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PlayStation root key has been released

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George Hotz, otherwise known as GeoHot has posted what he claims as the world's first PlayStation 3 root key, which is used for code signing games.

 

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The root key enables the PS3 to know which is a genuine piece of software and which, is not. If other hackers start using it, the key will allow the use of custom software and pirated games. It will enable the use of homebrew without the need for PSjailbreak-type USB devices.

 

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