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02. 9.2010

PSP Gets Fashion Forward

You seen fashion PCs, catwalk-worthy phones, and even haute couture-inspired cars. Now meet the fashion handheld console. A Japan-exclusive, Sony is releasing the “Jill Stuart Sweet Limited Package” a blossum pink PlayStation Portable. This special edition console was created in conjunction with designer Jill Stuart

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The limited edition set includes the pastel-colored PSP a pouch with a beaded pearl strap along with a matching pink cleaning cloth. There is also a 4GB Memory Stick Pro Duo all packaged in a cute pink box.

The “Jill Stuart Sweet Limited Package" becomes available on March 4 for $230. Interested gamers should start looking for a good import site.

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12.18.2009

Harlequin Brings Romance to the World of Gaming

What can you say about romance novels? If you've read one plot involving heaving bosoms, rippling pectorals, and furtive sighs with a physical attraction fueled by dislike which eventually turns into lust and love, you've read them all. The question is, would you play a game based on the same premise?

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Leading romance publisher Harlequin Enterprises has teamed up with casual game producer Big Fish Games to create Harlequin Presents: Hidden Object of Desire. I could spend a good half hour making jokes about the title alone, but I digress. The game is a mash-up of a romance novel and you guessed it, a hidden objects game. Based on the Harlequin mini-series "The Royal House of Karedes", premise is simple:

Allie`s on a quest to find some breaking news in the Kingdom of Adamas, but must now choose between her friend`s well-being and true love! The bachelor Prince of Aristo is the most enchanting man she has ever met, but she must fend off his charming advances long enough to figure out what is going on. Help Allie find valuable clues in Harlequin Presents: Hidden Object of Desire, an exciting Hidden Object game.

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12.11.2009

Square Enix Wants You to Smell the Final Fantasy

Star Trek has its own line of fragrances, why not a video game? Courtesy of game publisher, Square Enix, Final Fantasy XIII heroine Lightning, now has her own perfume line. The fragrance shares the same name as the character and will be available in 50 ml bottles for about $83.

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Lightning Eau de Toilette is described as having notes of peach, followed by rose, and then a feminine musk -- whatever that means. While it's a little outlandish to have a video game-inspired fragrance, considering the wacky merchandising that we've seen attached to video games (energy drinks, life-sized sculptures, and the legions of fans that dress up like their favorite character at any comic book/anime convention), this is one of the classier promotions.

The fragrance is set to hit Japanese shelves one month after the game release, just in time for spring. Now loyal gamers can look and even smell like their favorite video games. What's next, a cologne for Solid Snake?

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11.11.2009

Jenny McCarthy and Ubisoft Team Up For New Fitness Game

First Jillian Michaels, now Jenny McCarthy, it seems like everyone is trying to get in on the fitness gaming craze. Started by the highly successful Wii Fit, fitness games appeal to people that may not have the time to get to the gym or don't want to spend their hard-earned dollars on a gym membership.

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Your Shape
, Ubisoft's addition to the fitness genre hopes to surpass Wii Fit's impressive sales numbers with more precise exercise movements, a little innovation, and a little help from funny woman Jenny McCarthy filling the spot of your in-game workout buddy. The Nintendo exclusive game features over 400 exercises including strength training, toning, and cardio. Unlike other fitness games, Your Shape is totally Wiimote free. So how does the game make sure your doing the exercise? Simple. Your Shape will be debuting the first ever camera for the Nintendo Wii.

The included camera will scans your body and detects your movements. After the initial scan, it projects your image onto the TV screen so you can watch your movements. As you exercise, the camera will be monitoring your motion to ensure you're not phoning it in and have the correct form. If you're slacking, or just not getting the movement down, Jenny will help you correct your form in real time.

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11. 3.2009

Babies: The Latest and Greatest Gaming Peripheral

Babies are cute and marketable. Which is why Nintendo in its infinite wisdom has decided to put a Wiimote inside a baby. Not a real one mind you, that would be too messy and cause a media crapstorm. In addition to boxing gloves, a football, and of course guns of various shapes and sizes, now you can add baby to the list of unnecessary Wii accessories.

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The doll is part of a limited edition package for "Baby and Me". The game is a simulator, letting players go through the joys of parenthood without actually having one of their own. Using the balance board, devoted parents must attend to the needs of their darling baby girl including feeding, burping, and yes, diaper changes. So what's the Wiimote-packed doll for? When baby is upset, it cries through the speaker in the Wiimote, alerting parents that it's time to get off their lazy butts and onto the balance board. It also giggles and gurgles in approval of your servitude.

Apparently this game hits stores on November 10. You won't find me clamoring for this "game", but it would definitely make a cool gift for a kid this holiday season.

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10.14.2009

Pink is the Color of Love...and Gaming

I'm an avid gamer and quiet as it's kept, a hopeless romantic. So when I stumbled upon this during my journeys through the blogosphere, I had to investigate. A Flickr user, created this custom painted Xbox 360 controller for his girlfriend. Why? Because the girlfriend wanted a "special controller". You can let the simultaneous shower of Awwwwws begin now.

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As you can see this is one lucky girl, as her beau obviously put some serious love and patience into the project to produce such a quality mod. When I first saw the pic, I thought Xbox had released a new controller. At any rate, this is a victory for quality modding, hours of uninterrupted co-op gaming, and of course, love.

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10. 1.2009

PlayStation's New PSP is a "Go"

The PSP Go hits stores today for $249.99. Billing itself as "the smallest and mightiest PSP system yet", the Go comes with 16GB of memory and is the first handheld gaming console to break the bonds of cartridges and discs going totally digital. According to PlayStation.com, gamers can access 225 games and over 16,000 pieces of content from the PlayStation Store.

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Approximately 43% smaller than previous PSP models, the Go weighs in a barely there 158g and is very pocket-friendly at 128 mm (W) x 69 mm (H) x 16.5 mm. The 3.8-inch screen with 480 x 272p resolution slides up to reveal the controls where I see Sony has decided to stick with the one analog stick model (sigh). Bluetooth and WiFi enabled gamers should be able to get their game on whenever and wherever the urge strikes as well as stay connected with friends via Skype.

Besides the steep price tag, the only drawback is that a way for owners of previous PSP models to transfer their UMD games over to the Go has yet to appear. Other than that, the Go appears to be a pretty solid piece of hardware with a lot of content to keep customers hungry for more.

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09.18.2009

Domyos Gym in a Box

For those of us out there that don't have a Nintendo Wii and still want to get our fitness regimen from a video game, there's hope thanks to fitness company Domyos. The French company recently raised the curtain on the Domyos Interactive System (DIS) a potentially serious competitor to Wii Fit.

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A complete gym in a box, the DIS is serious business. Instead of encouraging players to lower their "Fit Age", the system challenges you to an intense workout via an exercise mat, gloves for martial arts challenges, and a bike attachment. For those seeking a group sweat, fitness fanatics can attach more exercise mats.

The best part about the DIS is that it's console-less. Players simply plug the DIS into their television, insert one of the cartridges and viola, you're doing Olivia Newton John and Richard Simmons proud.

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Retailing for £ 39.95 or $58.92 in U.S. dollars, the Domyos Interactive System is ready to whip you into shape.

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09. 7.2009

Street Fighter IV Kicks Butt Diva Style

For all those gamer girls that have been kicking butt and taking names in Street Fighter IV Capcom has unveiled the "Femme Fatale" fightstick. Decked out in a pink and white casing with the standard arcade-style buttions, this fightstick is definitely a sight to behold. But this fightstick is more than eye candy featuring some of our favorite Street Fighter heroines, Rose, Sakura, Cammy, Crimson Viper, and of course Chun Li.

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There is a catch however. The divalicious controller is a limited edition model with only a thousand being made with 650 being made for the Xbox 360 and 350 for the PlayStation 3. So if you're interested in owning one, you'll need to pony up that $159 before they're sold out. The Femme Fatale is currenlty retailing at the Capcom Store and Gameshark.

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09. 2.2009

Wii Fit Bulks Up

Nintendo has announced that it will be releasing the new Wii Fit Plus on October 4th to the joy of Wii Fit Fanatics and couch potatoes everywhere. The new, improved Wii Fit has some new features that will have players scrambling to get back on that balance board including new yoga activities and strength training as well as new games like "Rhythm Kung Fu".

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Gamers can also create their own specialized workout sessions based on the amount of time they have to spare at the moment. Health nuts will also be able to see the amount of calories they've burned during the session. And they've also added a way to weigh your pets so you can make sure that Fido and Kitty aren't packing on the pounds. Users can seamlessly use activities on the original Wii Fit and the upgrade to work up a digital sweat with the goal of bring your Wii Fit age closer to your actual age.

The Wii Fit Plus bundle comes packaged with the game and the trademark Balance Board will set you back $99.99. If you were ahead of the curve and already own the original Wii Fit, you can pick up the upgrade disc separately for only $19.99.

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