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PlayStation Vita to launch February 23 from $349.95

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The PlayStation Vita, Sony Computer Entertainment’s new handheld gaming console, will go on sale in Australia on February 23, 2012.

The device, which features a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, physical controls, rear touch panel and augmented reality, will be priced from $349.95 for the wi-fi model.

It will also be available in a 3G/wi-fi model which will cost $449.95.  

Read more: PlayStation Vita to launch February 23 from $349.95

Hands on with the PlayStation Vita

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The PlayStation Vita won’t be released until early next year but Tech Guide was able to have a hands-on session with the new portable gaming device.

The device has a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, full controls, rear touch panel and gyro to give players a number of ways to interact with the games.

This has given developers plenty of scope to create interesting new titles and make exciting portable versions of existing franchises.  

Read more: Hands on with the PlayStation Vita

Report finds Australians young and old love gaming

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New research has painted an interesting picture of Australian computer game players and their gaming habits.

The Digital Australia 2012 report by Bond University has found that nine out of 10 Australian households own a device for playing video and computer games.

And apart from playing on consoles, 43 per cent of Australians use a mobile phone, 13 per cent use a tablet and 13 per cent play on a handheld device.  

Read more: Report finds Australians young and old love gaming

Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling on Modern Warfare 3

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Tech Guide caught up with Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling – the creative strategist behind upcoming blockbuster game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

On a visit to Sydney from LA, Bowling spoke about the Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer changes which came about from user feedback.

And he also hinted that while Modern Warfare 3 will tie up the campaign story line it may not necessarily be the last Modern Warfare game we see.  

Read more: Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling on Modern Warfare 3

PS3 console available in white from November 1

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The PlayStation 3 has gone all white and you’ll be able to get your hands on it from November 1 exclusively through game retailer EB Games.

The “Classic White” edition is available for pre-order now and also comes with two matching white dualshock controllers.

This 320GB slim console is exactly the same as the regular PlayStation 3 and is sure to be a sought-after edition of the popular gaming and entertainment device.  

Read more: PS3 console available in white from November 1

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer unveiled

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and arguably the most popular aspect of it has finally been revealed – multiplayer mode.

During a special event in Los Angeles at the weekend, the wraps were taken off the multiplayer mode.

There will several changes which are designed to appeal as much to the hardcore player as it to the “noob” wandering out on to the COD multiplayer battle field for the first time.  

Read more: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer unveiled

Get serious about driving games with the Playseat

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If you’re serious about your racing games then you’ll be interested in Bluemouth Interactive’s latest product – the Playseat simulation cockpit seat.

Now players can literally get behind the wheel when they are playing one of the many realistic driving and racing games on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or Wii.

The Playseat offers amazing immersion thanks to vibration enhancements and speakers mounted into the headrest.  

Read more: Get serious about driving games with the Playseat

Sony slashes price of PlayStation 3

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Sony Computer Entertainment Australia today announced it was slashing the price of the PlayStation 3 console by $150.

From Monday August 22, the PlayStation 3 160GB will be priced at $349.95 with the 320GB version of the PS3 also coming down to $449.95.

Also announced was a cheaper PlayStation Portable (PSP) which offers access to the entire PSP game catalogue and which will be priced at $139.95.  

Read more: Sony slashes price of PlayStation 3