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+ - Get Cooking with Super Mario and Princess Peach

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "Over the years Mario has been the dominant force of Nintendo with such classic games as Super Mario Kart, Mario World, Mario Land, Nes Open Tournament Golf and Super Mario Bros 3 to name but a few of the greatest games of all time. Well now via an auction found on Ebay you can now get your hands on a quirky Mario Cooker which makes grilled sandwiches with Peach and Mario Faces on it. Originally brought in Japan so dont expect a release overseas."

+ - Unreleased Dreamcast Game Geist Force Revealed

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "Over at the DCEmu forums, DCEric has posted a video of the beta of the unreleased Dreamcast Game Geist Force, the game only shows a few levels but it does show you that another great game was cancelled for Sega`s last console. This follows other games such as Half Life which whilst never officially released was leaked some years ago."
Nintendo

+ - WiiU Cracked for Wii Homebrew Already->

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "The Nintendo WiiU was only released yesterday in the USA and already Homebrewers can enjoy playing their games and emulators on the system. WiiU News has a video of the homebrew game Connect 4 working on the WiiU via the consoles Wii Mode and Comex's "Stack Smash" exploit. Recently released emulators that were released for the Wii and will also work using this method include emulators for systems such as Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo and Nes."
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+ - Flash Memory PS3 Superslim Released in Europe

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "Announced on Slashdot a few weeks ago the new entry level 12GB PS3 Superslim has been released, the latest iteration of the Playstation 3 has Flash memory instead of a hard drive although you can easily add a larger hardrive via a caddy. Instead of a disc fed tray you now get a top loading machine. The 12GB version is at the moment just for the Europe/Australian Regions with a price aimed at those on a lower budget and to intice more of the casual gamer market."

+ - Sony Release 12GB PS3 Superslim

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "Sony have today released their PS3 Superslim 12GB version which has Flash Memory onboard. Sony claim the console is now 25% lighter and smaller than their previous versions. The new PS3 Superslim has had a redesigned internal design architecture and removed the disc-fed tray and replaced it with a sliding top-loading disk cover. The price of the 12GB version is a wallet friendly £159 compared to the release of the 500GB version of the PS3 Superslim a few weeks ago which retails at £229."
Android

+ - Galaxy Note 2 Release Sparks a New Round of Patent Sueing->

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "It was released in Korea a few weeks ago and now Samsung have released the Galaxy Note 2 in the UK, the new iPhone 5 rival boasts 16GB of memory, comes with Android Jelly Bean installed, a massive 5.5" HD Super AMOLED screen, 16:9 screen ratio, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 3100mAh battery, 8 megapixel camera with best shot feature, S Pen functionality and is HSPA+ compatible. Now Samsung are sueing Apple over the iPhone 5 claiming that the phone has infringed on its patents."
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Open Source

+ - The One Joypad To Rule Them All 1

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "In these days where we all own a Mobile Phone, a PC, A Laptop, a Tablet and maybe your thinking of owning a Raspberry PI or the soon to be released Ouya Console. What would you say if there was a joypad released that also doubled as a keyboard which worked on everyone one of them. That dream is realised with a new open source joypad called the iControlPad 2, the joypad works with any device that has bluetooth or USB Connectivity, it features Dual analogue controls, a 4 row Qwerty Keyboard, Shoulder and Face Buttons and a 14 hour Battery life. Could be the perfect answer for those who hate playing touchscreen games on the likes of iPhone/iPad."
Nintendo

+ - USA To Get WiiU First On November 18th

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "Following on from the Japanese WiiU launch details posted earlier on Slashdot, its now known that Nintendo are to release the WiiU console first in the USA on November 18th, the Basic set will retail for $300, while the Premium set will cost $350. Our readers in Europe will have to wait till November 30th to see the console arrive. One bonus for WiiU owners in Europe who buy the Premium set will also get a copy of NintendoLand and a Wii Sensor Bar. Amazon UK have set a price of £249 for the Basic Pack."

+ - Sega Dreamcast Turns 13

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "It's been 13 years since 9/9/1999, when the Dreamcast launched on American shores. The hardware was ahead of its time; online capability, web browser, a visual memory unit, and a controller that anticipated the much-loved Xbox 360 controller. The games were amazing: Jet Set Radio (the first popular 3d cell-shaded game on a console), Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (still the apotheosis of 2-d fighting; just try finding a copy on ebay), Soul Calibur (still looks good compared to the recent Xbox/PS3 versions), NFL 2K (came out of nowhere, and was so good that it shook EA into spending tens of millions of dollars to seal up exclusivity for NFL rights), and many others. No doubt some of the reasons for the Dreamcast's demise lay with Sega, whose dubious hardware decisions (ahem, 32x) finally caught up to them, in the form of ambivalence from both developers and gamers, just as the console-making world was shifting to the multinationals with big pockets who were willing to spend it on pricey hardware design (or could absorb the cost of faulty hardware design). It was also one of the first consoles widely used for homebrew, today you can get emulators for Dreamcast of systems such as Snes, Amiga, NeoGeo, GBA and Nintendo 64."
Android

+ - Amazon Reveal UK Release Date For The Kindle Fire HD

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "At their press conference yesterday the Kindle Fire HD was unveiled to the world. Today Amazon UK have revealed that their answer to the upcoming iPad Mini is to be released in the UK. The Kindle Fire HD will arrive in the UK in 16GB and 32GB 7Inch versions but the 8.9 inch will remain for the time being a USA only release. The new tablet is packing Android 4.0 has its OS and is to be released in the UK on October 25th. The upgraded original Kindle Fire is also to be released the same day."
Android

+ - Kindle Fire HD Arrives October 25th

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "At their press conference yesterday the Kindle Fire HD was unveiled to the world. Today Amazon UK have revealed that their answer to the iPad Mini is to be released in the UK. The Kindle Fire HD will arrive in the UK in 16GB and 32GB 7Inch versions but the 8.9 inch will remain for the time being a USA only release. The new tablet is packing Android 4.0 has its OS and is to be released in the UK on October 25th. The upgraded original Kindle Fire is also to be released the same day."
Android

+ - Amazon to Release Kindle Fire on October 25th in the UK

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "Following on from the announcement of the Kindle Fire HD earlier, Amazon UK have just announced that both the Kindle Fire HD in 16 and 32GB variations and the new Kindle Fire are to be released on the 25th of October with prices that are extremely competitive against the iPad. The Kindle Fire is to be priced at £129 and the higher spec Kindle Fire HD to be £159 for the 16GB and £199 for the 32GB version. Now over to Apple to see what the iPad Mini will be priced at."

+ - PSVita Hacked - Usermode Homebrew Loader Coming Soon

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "Since the release of the PSVita the console has clearly stuttered with sales that are pretty dreadful especially in its homeland in japan, where the PSP was selling more until this week with the release of Hatsune Miku Project Diva F which has seen PSVita sales quadruple. For the rest of the planet sales are still slow thanks to a dull line up of games. This could change now as Yifan Lu the coder of the Kindle Hack and PSX Xperia has revealed that he is now working on a Native Loader for the PSVita, basically its an Userland Vita Loader for loading unsigned executables on your Vita in other words a Homebrew Loader for the PSVita. To calm Sony fears he claims it is physically impossible to run "backups" with the exploit. The exploit cannot decrypt or load retail games. At this time the exploit is unreleased, naturally he doesnt want Sony to plug it. Will Homebrew games and Emulators on the PSVita tempt any Slashdotters to buy the console ?"
NES (Games)

+ - Ultra Rare English Final Fantasy 2 Appears On Ebay

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "In what seems to be the in thing at the moment comes another auction to add to last months Zelda Nes auction and that crazy Million Dollar Collection. This time for RPG fans this could be classed as the Holy Grail of Nes games. The game in question is Final Fantasy 2 which was never released outside of Japan but luckily for the person who at this time is selling this on Ebay for 50K, there was one made for the 1991 Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by SquareSoft, sadly the USA version never had a release because they decided to work on the SuperNes instead."
NES (Games)

+ - The Rarest Nes Game Final Fantasy 2 On Sale for 50K

Submitted by Croakyvoice
Croakyvoice (986312) writes "In what seems to be the in thing at the moment comes another auction to add to last months Zelda Nes auction and that crazy Million Dollar Collection. This time for RPG fans this could be classed as the Holy Grail of Nes games. The game in question is Final Fantasy 2 which was never released outside of Japan but luckily for the person who at this time is selling this on Ebay for 50K, there was one made for the 1991 Winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by SquareSoft, sadly the USA version never had a release because they decided to work on the SuperNes instead."

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