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Things that make you go “woohoo, I want it”. And no, that’s not a euphemism. It’s all about toys, gadgets, games and software

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune

GAME REVIEW: Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune For PlayStation 3. RRP: $119.95. Rating: R16  If you’re getting a PlayStation 3 for Christmas, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, would be a great game to kick off your PS3 collection.  Game studio Naughty Dog — the company behind huge hits such as Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter — has produced another winner in this highly anticipated fast-paced action game.  The story goes like this: Modern-day fortune-hunter Nathan Drake embarks...

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Halo 3 out in NZ first, after much anticipation

Halo 3 out in NZ first, after much anticipation

Kiwi gamers were the first in the world to get their hands on the latest chapter in the most popular Xbox game. The hugely anticipated Halo 3 was finally launched at 12.01 yesterday morning. Harvey Norman Invercargill computer proprietor Rachel Bryce said at least 45 people turned up at midnight for the release, and the game sold ” very, very quickly”. “We had a few people come back this morning, to pick up their...

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Xbox xtras

 Instant messaging is coming to Xbox 360. From the week beginning May 7, Xbox 360 owners can connect with friends and family, connecting and chatting directly from their televisions using Windows Live Messenger, a network of more than 260 million active accounts. The Xbox 360 Autumn Update will let Xbox 360 owners worldwide access Windows Live Messenger features, broadening the communication options on the Xbox LIVE social network. The full service is accessible for...

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Xbox 360 Elite adds versatility

Xbox fans with a few spare dollars burning a hole in their pocket have a new toy to consider. Microsoft yesterday unveiled the much anticipated Xbox 360 Elite console. It features a sleek black finish and joins the 360 and Core consoles in the Xbox lineup. It will include a 120GB hard drive, a high-definition multimedia interface port, a high-definition cable, and a premium black finish for the console, wireless controller and Xbox LIVE...

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Birthday wishes

Happy birthday to the antipodean Xbox 360 — 1 year old tomorrow. To mark the occasion, the Aussies are auctioning off a series of celebrity consoles in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish foundation so if you fancy making a bid for a customised console from the likes of Peter Jackson or Russell Crowe, head to http://www.xbox.com.au/ from tomorrow. It’s a special day for PlayStation fans tomorrow, too. Yes, PlayStation 3 is ready to roll. Gamers:...

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Good gear

Have you downloaded the new Gears Of War content?   The Discovery Channel has sponsored the freebie map packs, which were available via Xbox Live Marketplace from Thursday last week.

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Chat, sheep and Ms Dewey

Chat, sheep and Ms Dewey

Do you want to chat as you surf, anywhere online? Simply add “gabbly.com” to the start of any URL. Read all about it at the Gabbly website. Test your reflexes by tranqillising sheep. You have to wonder how they come up with these. If you’re looking for a change of search engine, give the chatty Ms Dewey a try. She’s got a bit of attitude and is likely to tap on your screen if...

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Xbox 360 soon to deliver TV shows, movies to gamers

The Xbox 360 is to become the first gaming console to deliver TV shows and movies to gamers via Xbox Live. In news announced in the United States on Tuesday night (NZ time), Microsoft said it had agreements with CBS, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Turner Broadcasting System, Ultimate Fighting Championship and Warner Bros to provide an initial lineup of more than 1000 hours of hit television shows and movies to Xbox 360 consoles in...

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Trade Me v Netco in widget war

Things aren’t as happy as they could be in Trade Me Land.  Grumblings on the message board about the new fees aren’t surprising. In fact, the new fees aren’t surprising either — Fairfax stumped up a lot of cash to buy the auction icon and like any company, will be looking to pull as much of a profit as possible from its new baby.  Besides, I still think it got the bargain of the...

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Auction action

There’s another new auction site looking to attract Kiwi buyers and sellers. Zillion already has a good range of auctions running and anyone who uses Trade Me will recognise many of the names. Competition is a good thing, especially for the consumers, so good luck to the new site.

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