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Sony unbox the PlayStation Move bundle themselves, coming Sept 19

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Remember that thing called the PlayStation Move? It was announced earlier this year for a fall 2010 launch. Well folks that time has come... almost anyway. The Move bundle will go on sale in the United States on September 19 for $99.99 USD.

 

 

Inside the box you get a copy of Sports Champions, a Move motion controller, a PlayStation eye and a Move Game Demo disc. According to the Sonly blog chaps on video, it is everything you need as long as you have a PS3 console, of course.

 

If you don't already have a PS3, you can get a 320GB PS3 console, controller and Move bundle for $399.99 USD. So, are you going to buy one?

 

Nintendo celebrates 25 years of Super Mario

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One of the most iconic characters in all of video games in Mario. Mario first turned up way back in 1985 in Super Mario Brothers for the original Nintendo game console. I know as a kid that game and the original console were the gaming system to own. Mario was hugely popular during my youth with his own cartoon show along with Luigi and there are now hoards of Mario games in homes all around the world.

 

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Nintendo reports that it has sold 240 million Mario games all around the world. Nintendo is also looking forward to the future of the Mario franchise with new games for the Wii and portable game consoles. To celebrate Mario's 25th birthday Nintendo UK is having a contest for fans.

 

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Xbox 360 250GB Kinect bundle coming to Aussie gamers

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The announcement of bundles from Microsoft with an Xbox 360 Slim and the Kinect system have been made in other countries like the US previously. Australian gamers know that the prices that people pay in other parts of the world can't merely be converted to get an idea of what a product will cost Down Under.

 

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The Aussie retail machine has to be fed and often that means paying a lot more than what other countries have to fork over for the same gear. Microsoft has gone official today with pricing for the Xbox 360 Kinect bundle in Australia. The bundle will include a 250GB Xbox 360 and the Kinect kit for $549. The console is a glossy black unit, not the tired old white and will have integrated 802.11n WiFi like the new slim consoles offer.

 

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Aussie court upholds ban on PSJailbreak dongle

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Back in August, I reported that a new and easy way to hack your PS3 to play games and home brew software directly from the HDD had been released. The hack was software on a flash drive called PSJailbreak that you only had to plug into a USB port on the console. Sony took issue with the jailbreak and took the company behind the hack to court in Australia.

 

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The judge in the case issued a temporary injunction against selling the PSJailbreak hack in Australia on August 27. The judge has now come back and made that injunction permanent baring the sale of the PSJailbreak dongle in Australia.

 

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Logitech outs console style Gamepad F310, F510, and F710 for PC gamers

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One of the reasons I steer clear of shooters on the console is that I am a mouse and keyboard man. I prefer shooters on my PC, but there are some PC games that are best suited to a gamepad or a joystick. Any gamer who has tried to play a racing sim or a flight sim will tell you the mouse and keyboard are not best for those types of games.

 

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Logitech has unveiled several new gamepads for PC gamers that look a lot like controllers that PS3 players will be used to. The F310 has a floating D-pad and ships with profiler software for programming the buttons. The F510 is the same as the F310 with the addition of rumble feedback. The really cool controller is the F710.

 

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Poll Results - Do you attend LAN parties?

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Around 1,200 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you about LAN parties and attendance.

 

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As we launched the poll, many voted that they do attend LAN parties and the answer was looking pretty clear at that time. Now that we have ended the poll, we saw that a mere 31% of TweakTown readers attend LAN parties.

 

What is wrong with the rest of you or around 51% of our readers? And 18% don't know anything about a LAN party. Eh? Here is your answer.

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know what is the best media player companion for your HDTV? Let us know! Please go here to vote!

 

XBox Live price increase coming November 1st

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Fans of Xbox Live are soon going to have to dig a little deeper into their pockets to continue playing online. Starting November 1st, Xbox live is getting its first price increase in its eight year history.

 

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In the United States, one-year Gold memberships are bumping up ten dollars to $59.99 USD. Monthly subscriptions will rise from $7.99 to $9.99, and three month subs will rise from $19.99 to $24.99. Microsoft is running a special deal right now for U.S. customers that will allow them to lock in a year for $39.99 to give them a little buffer before having to pay the higher price.

 

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PS4 will have physical media, not download only

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Years back when Sony launched the PS3 one executive made the prediction that the PS4 would probably not have a physical drive for disc games like the current PS3. After the massive fail that was the PSP Go and its download only catalog Sony has rightfully rethought the download only market.

 

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Sony's Kaz Hirai has stated that the PS4 will have an optical drive and support physical media. He told MCV, "We do business in parts of the world where network infrastructure isn't as robust as one would hope." Hirai continued saying, "There's always going to be requirement for a business of our size and scope to have a physical medium. To think everything will be downloaded in two years, three years or even ten years from now is taking it a little bit to the extreme."

 

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Microsoft first to market with CPU/GPU combo

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Both AMD and Intel have been talking about new CPU/GPU combination processors for a long time. When we first heard of the combination processors chipmakers were predicting that they would be the end of the discrete GPU. Whether that will play out remains to be seen, but I doubt it. We would have expected the first CPU/GPU hybrid to come from Intel or AMD, but Microsoft has beaten both to the punch.

 

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Microsoft's Xbox 360 team unveiled the new SoC that will power the coming slim Xbox 360 250GB gaming console. The SoC is built by Global Foundries on the 45nm process and combines the GPU and the CPU onto one chip. The goal Microsoft had in mind was making the construction of the gaming console cheaper in an effort to eek all the profit it could out of the console.

 

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