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EA release their NHL 09 demo on PSN, hits XBox Live next month

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336w ago - PlayStation 3 owners get a bit of a treat today. Along with the release of NHL 2k9's demo, EA Sports has just announced that it's NHL 09 demo is live on the PlayStation Network with the 360 version to follow shortly next month.

Enjoy, as the hockey pre-season/season is close to getting under way!

PRESS RELEASE: NHL 09 DEMO AVAILABLE NOW ON PLAYSTATION NETWORK - COMING TO XBOX LIVE EARLY SEPTEMBER

Lace Up Your Skates and Be A Pro!

August 21, 2008 - Need your hockey fix? Experience the critically acclaimed EA SPORTS™ NHL franchise in a whole new way with the NHL 09™ demo that is now available on the PLAYSTATION Network™- Xbox LIVE™ demo to follow in early September. Re-live the excitement of last season's Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings by stepping into the skates of a top NHL star in the new Be A Pro mode. With a dynamic new camera that puts the focus on your player, Be A Pro is a whole new way to play the greatest game on ice.

The new Be A Pro career mode will put you in the skates of an up and coming superstar. Start in the AHL and work your way up to the NHL, with the ultimate goal of becoming an NHL legend. The new Performance Tracker will rate your play in over 60 categories so you will know exactly what...
 

Next-gen EyeToy game to be revealed in Sony presser today

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336w ago - VG247 has learnt this morning that the "next generation" of EyeToy is to be shown in the Sony press conference at Games Convention today.

We weren't told what the game would be specifically, but we do know Sony considers the reveal to be a significant part of the conference, which takes place at the show at 5.00pm CET.

Sony's press conference is leaking a little this morning, with a Gamekyo story based on a sneak look at a run-through of the event yesterday revealing that a new version of SingStar it to feature heavily in the presentation.

We'll be bringing you the conference live.
 

Intel wants Larrabee in Next Generation of Game Consoles

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337w ago - Computer chip giant Intel has told Develop that it hopes to convince console manufacturers that its Larrabee chip will be an ideal processor for their next generation of games hardware.

The Larrabee chip is a many-core processor that is primarily targeted at the graphics space but can also be used for other computing functions. It's Intel's latest cutting edge chip and has been in the works for some time.

Early engineering versions of the chip are expected to arrive later this year, while consumer products using the hardware will be available by 2010.

And speaking to us in an exclusive interview, Aaron Coday, manager of the EMEA visual computing group, said that Intel had been in the meantime working closely with a variety of games industry partners to work out what kind of next-generation GPU developers want - and that console manufacturers are next.

"We've been working with a lot of game developers. All of the input and design of Larrabee comes with the involvement of various software firms in the industry. It's very much driven by feedback from the industry, telling us the type of things they would like to do, and how can they do them," explained Coday.

"It's definitely something we would want to discuss with the console vendors, and hope...
 

Confirmed: Sony's PlayTV out next month, priced at 69.99 GBP

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337w ago - It's now confirmed that Sony's PlayTV, the cool digital TV receiver and recorder (using the PS3's hard drive) is due out next month in UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany, and will be priced at the bargain price of £69.99.

The hardware has two tuners, so you can watch one station and record another, and you can even watch movies and play games whilst recording TV, so the missus has no room for complaint.

With remote streaming of content to your PSP and freely movable recordings, this is something to look out for when it lands in September.

Finally, Eurogamer has confirmed the date: the 19th of September.
 

Bionic Commando: Rearmed Release Date: Confirmed for Next Week!

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338w ago - Finally! It gives us great pleasure to officially announce that Bionic Commando Rearmed will launch worldwide from next week. Here are those all-important dates and prices:

Xbox Live Arcade

-- Worldwide on August 13th
-- 800 Microsoft Points

PlayStation Network

-- Japan - August 13th (¥1,200)
-- North America - August 14 (US$9.99)
-- Europe - TBC

PC

-- Worldwide - August 14 ($14.99)

Available on Steam, Direct 2 Drive, Gamer's Gate, with more to be confirmed!

(Launch date and price may vary between distributors and location, check with your distributor of choice for more information)

Apologies to the many fans out there eagerly awaiting the release of Rearmed for being unable to confirm these dates for so long and leaving you in the dark, because when we announced the date this time, we wanted to be 100% sure you were getting the right information.

Thanks for sticking with us everybody. Look for reviews of Rearmed to start hitting the Internet from early next week!
 
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