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Ex-Ubisoft devs unveil ReRoll, an ambitious stab at turning reality into a game

For years, games have repeatedly tried to outdo one another in the quest for the most expansive, interactive open-world experience possible, but what could offer more true freedom than our own planet? That's the basic idea behind ReRoll. In development at Pixyul, a new studio created by two...

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How Bowling's 'Human Element' brings real places into the zombie world

Human Element, the first game from Robert Bowling's Robotoki, will use Google Maps and Foursquare overlays to add a real-life tie in to its iPad iteration, which will in turn feed back into the "main" game. Bowling gave the example of hunting for medical supplies. "You don't want to risk going out...

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PlayStation Vita's Feb. 8 update adds video capture, OS X support, GPS tracking

PlayStation Vita firmware version 1.60 is set to drop on February 8 (as least in Japan), and it'll bring several major features when it arrives. Among those features are standards like GPS tracking via a newly added Maps application, the ability to capture video, and the release of a support...

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Let GLaDOS guide you to your destination, you monster

She's certainly not the first celebrity to do some voice work for the GPS industry, but she's by far the coolest. Joining the likes of Snoop Dogg, Homer Simpson and Yoda is GLaDOS, available in a new fan-made custom voice pack over on Reddit. It's a zip file with a bunch of wav files in it,...

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NGP 'LiveArea' UI to support Trophies, PSN friends and messaging

LiveArea is NGP's "game-oriented communication platform," according to Sony. In other words, it's the device's (touch-controlled!) user interface -- apparently replacing the XMB -- featuring access to the PlayStation Store, Trophies, PSN friends, messaging, the browser, and other applications. ...

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Castle Crashers' Red Princess now decreeing TomTom directions

There are plenty of homebrewed, game-themed voices for the TomTom GPS platform, but not many real developers take the time to turn their games' characters into tiny, digital cartographers. That's why we love The Behemoth: The studio recently made a TomTom voice out of Castle Crashers' Red Princess....

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Nokia's new mobile racer turns your neighborhood into a speedway

Released as a free download for owners of its Symbian^1 based phones (including the N97 and Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition), Nokia's Ovi Maps Racing uses GPS and satellite map data to let players create courses based on nearby streets. The game, developed by RedLynx (Trials HD), is a top-down racer...

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Free PSP navigation app finds its way to Japan

Here's a nifty app that's almost guaranteed not to make its way to America. x-Radar Portable released stealthily on the Japanese PlayStation Store yesterday for free. The app can detect a user's location and display a map with nearby points of interest. Users can take advantage of the PSP GPS...

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New Gran Turismo 5 trailer shows Toyota FT-86 concept driving through your dreams

It's time for another edition of Expensive and Awesome Stuff That You'll Never Be Able to Do! Over at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2010, Polyphony Digital showed off a "GPS-track day unit," which is a little box with a card slot in it that you install in a very expensive car like, say, the Toyota...

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Fuel: post-apocalyptic 'GPS' navigation included

After the coming apocalypse, when the world devolves into an open-world racecourse, we'd be seemingly lost without the Garmins and TomToms of the bygone era. Fear not, though, for it seems a result of the globe-altering warming featured in Codemaster's Fuel is the appearance of giant, airborne ......

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