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Review: "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale"

Video game characters crossover fist first in PlayStation

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Review Score:  7.5/10

"...Sony's expanding roster of video game all stars deserve the title of brawlers." - Warp Pipe


It wasn't too long ago that Sony's most recognizable video game characters were having a drink together in a bar raising their glasses to the gamers that play them. Maybe someone forgot to tip the bartender, because now they are...

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Warp Pipe's App of the Week

Mattel launches 'Masters of the Universe' game app

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"...celebrate thirty years of He-Man with your family and friends in the palm of your hands or raise it high above so that everyone knows you are gaming with 'POWER!' " - Warp Pipe


Warp Pipe's App of the Week honors goes to 'He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe'. It's been thirty years since Prince Adam, son of King Randor and Queen Marlena,...

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'LittleBigPlanet' gets better on smaller screen

"LittleBigPlanet PS Vita" is a puzzle-platformer for the

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Need a reason to purchase a PlayStation Vita? Sackboy's got you covered with "LittleBigPlanet PS Vita."

I must admit: I was never drawn to owning the high-definition mobile device. Most game sessions ended rather quickly and had me clamoring for a big screen due to the amount of detail squished into the handheld's screen.

But one play through with "LBP Vita"...

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Transformers return for cybernetic warfare

"Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" releases Tuesday in North

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Filmmaker Michael Bay, of the "Transformers" series fame, could learn a thing or two about the robots in disguise from developer High Moon Studios. After its highly praised "Transformers: War for Cybertron," the studio will release a sequel on Tuesday for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft WIndows.

"Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" is a call to arms...

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Review: The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game

The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game is available now

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Other comic book heroes have taken over this year, but a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man was the new kid on the block, after a reboot by Marvel Entertainment and Laura Ziskin Productions.

With a fresh start to the series, Activision and video game developer Beenox cast their web at the 2011 New York Comic-Con and captured an audience to promise a more grounded, more realistic approach, giving...

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How to factory reset your smartphone

Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S, left, and Apple's iPhone

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If you’re looking to sell your old smartphone, it’s a good idea to completely wipe its memory. Here’s a guide on how to perform a factory reset on each mobile operating system.


To restore your iPhone, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed. Launch iTunes and connect the iPhone. In the left column under “Devices,” click on your iPhone,...

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Rumors: iPhone 5 announcement at WWDC

Mac OSX Lion, Mission Control

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Apple is set to host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on June 6. The company is saying that this year we'll be seeing  "the future of iOS and Mac OS."

The blogosphere is already abuzz thinking that the iPhone5 will be unveiled since it's predecessor was first made public last year on the same stage. The potential announcement has driven ticket prices to the five day...

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