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Streaming BBC video comes to the Wii

Now that the Wii has brought TV web browsing to millions of homes, web services are tripping all over themselves to make sure they're fully compatible with the Wii's Opera browser. The latest organization to trip is the BBC, which announced today that its iPlayer catch-up service will allow UK Wii...

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UK PSP-2000 launch surges sales

Although sales of the PSP slowed to a crawl in the weeks before the PSP-2000 launched in the United Kingdom, all is forgiven thanks to Sony's new handheld, which help push 17,000 units in its first week. According to a Sony representative, the PSP-2000, which launched in the UK Sept. 14, sold four...

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Euro rating system PEGI goes online

The Pan European Game Information, or PEGI, rating system is currently used for all offline video game releases in the United Kingdom and Europe. Now it's looking to tackle online, too. The PEGI Online has been a project eighteen months in the making. A multi-language website has launched to inform...

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PS3 sells million in PAL region

The PlayStation 3 has reached platinum in the PAL region, having sold one million units since its launch ten weeks ago, GameSpot reports. That report would put the console as faster selling than the PS2 and PSP. The top-selling games were Resistance: Fall of Man (600,000) and Motorstorm (500,000)....

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PSP getting VoIP'ed in UK

UK telecommunications operator BT has developed software for PSP that will enable Sony's handheld to call other participating PSPs and some BT phones in the UK, and eventually PCs, landlines and other cellies in as many as 100 additional countries. Using the Go!Cam peripheral (currently scheduled...

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Today in Joystiq: April 4, 2007

The picture worth a thousand giggles (thanks, Coneee). A note about yesterday's picture: you've asked for a wallpaper with an anvil and a walrus. We ask why, but then we promise to try and get you that wallpaper-sized image tomorrow. Check out the highlights for today: Joystiquery Today's...

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UK gamers about to get Conned

The Con didn't exactly generate a lot of buzz when it originally came out for the PSP in the US. It was critically panned (getting a 64 average on metacritic) and didn't develop much of a following even from early PSP adopters. Despite all this, The Con is finally coming to the UK from SouthPeak...

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Path to PSP, PS2 now clear for 'Free Running'

Free Running (the game) has seemingly overcome the obstacles, finding a publisher in Ubisoft and enough mainstream attention to warrant a UK release in mid-March. We first spotted Free Running in June 2005 when then publisher Eidos was showing off some footage of the Core Designs PSP title, which...

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Dark Water Studios open for business

Let's all give a warm welcome to Dark Water Studios, which has just officially opened its doors. The Northern Ireland developer is headed by industry vet Mike Brown, with former Acclaim man Paul Houbart named as technology manager, and Rory Fellowes, another vet, on board as lead animator. Dark...

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BBC building MMO world for kids

BBC has unveiled plans to launch an online world based on its CBBC property, which is geared toward kids ages 7-12. The venture will focus on safety and responsibility; and in doing so, BBC will forgo chat rooms and the possibility of users altering the game world. CBBC World will not feature the...

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