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Barely Related: Affleck's tiny Batman ears, tons of TV

Some weeks are more hectic than others for no apparent reason – and that just makes the weekend so much sweeter. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And n...

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Wonderbook gets more Harry Potter, dinosaurs, detectives on Nov. 12

We'll explain the header image in a moment. Wonderbook's library is expanding three times its current size on November 12, adding Book of Potions, Walking with Dinosaurs and Diggs Nightcrawler. The first and only Wonderbook game, Book of Spells, launched in December – even though it takes ...

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Harry Potter author's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' seeks out a video game

Warner Bros. is poised to launch a video game adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first film written by Harry Potter author JK Rowling. Fantastic Beasts takes place in Rowling's wizarding world but it's separate from the Harry Potter series, set 70 years before Harry's story ...

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Accio Harry Potter fans: Pottermore lives on in PlayStation Home

Pottermore, the official online, social universe for Harry Potter lore, is now a part of PlayStation Home. Pottermore in PS Home expands upon features in the browser version – including dueling, collecting trading cards and exploring Diagon Alley – and adds new activities, such as tri...

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Wonderbook: Book of Spells review: Inter-house unity

I've been unwittingly preparing for this review for eight months, since I joined Pottermore on the day it launched for the public. Pottermore is an official, browser-based supplement to the Harry Potter series, inspired by social networks. Each member has a profile and travels through the Harry Pot...

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Harry Potter Wonderbook trailer brings childlike joy to your E3 week

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is contributing to Sony's Wonderbook franchise, an AR system that uses the PS Eye, an oversized book and, at times, Move. The trailer above introduces Book of Spells and the one below has an overview of Wonderbook itself....

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Sony's 'Wonderbook' makes reading more like TV with PlayStation Eye, includes J.K. Rowling's magic

The Wonderbook uses augmented reality to turn a physical book into a 3D pop-up book, Sony announced today at its E3 presser. Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling has contributed Book of Spells to Sony's Wonderbook endeavor, using the Move controller as a wand. Sony demoed Book of Spells, showing off a ...

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WB conjures up Harry Potter for Kinect this fall

The last time Harry Potter used the magic of Kinect, the results were less than magical. Now, WB and developer Eurocom are bringing the world of Hogwarts to Kinect with a much more "traditional" Kinect experience; minigames. It's called, of course, Harry Potter for Kinect. The game follows the who...

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Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 conjures up iOS port

Just in time for Hogwarts summer break, Warner Bros. has released Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 on the iTunes App store. The new universal app for iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch will set eager Expelliarmus users back $4.99. In addition to the base game, the iOS port features a Dueling Club expansion wh...

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Say 'Hallow' to the new Harry Potter PS3 bundle

The "wizards" of Harry Potter would rather speak to one another by turning themselves into fireplace embers than using a phone, and they invented newspapers with moving pictures in them instead of learning how a TV works. We're pretty sure that Voldemort would run shrieking from a PlayStation 3. ...

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