BAFTA Video Games Awards – Charlie Brooker rules out GamesMaster TV role

Charlie Brooker has ruled himself out of a role in the rumoured reboot of video game show GamesMaster. Tech Digest spoke to the Guardian columnist and Newswipe presenter at last night's BAFTA Video Games Award ceremony, where he presented the…

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BAFTA Video Games Awards – Host Dara O' Briain on gaming and his love of Portal

Last night's BAFTA Video Games Awards were hosted by comedian and BBC Mock the Week chair Dara O' Briain. His second year in a row at the show, he waxed lyrical about his love of gaming, whilst joking about Call…

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BAFTA Video Games Awards – Shigeru Miyamoto given coveted Fellowship Award

Shigeru Miyamoto, the mastermind behind iconic gaming franchises Super Mario and the Legend of Zelda, as well as being the brains behind the Nintendo Wii console, has been given the coveted BAFTA Fellowship award at the BAFTA Video Games Awards…

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BAFTA Video Games Awards – The Winners

Drinks have been drunk, games have been celebrated and the BAFTA Video Games Awards 2010 have drawn to a close. Here's a list of all the winners for this year: Action Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Development Team Sony Computer…

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Poll: BAFTA Video Games Awards – Who should win Best Game?

2009 was a stellar year for games, and just a quick look at this year's nominees for the Best Game at the BAFTA Video Game Awards will show you why. Assassin's Creed II, Batman: Arkham Asylum, FIFA 10, Call…

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BAFTA Video Games Awards – Live Coverage from 6pm GMT

The annual BAFTA Video Games Awards take place at the Park Lane Hilton in London tonight, and Tech Digest will have live coverage from the event, as well as a run down on all the winners and losers. Follow all…

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DJ Hero priced at a thumping £107.99 in the UK

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Activision has set an RRP of a whopping and slightly arbitrary £107.99 for the upcoming release of DJ Hero. The tag for the turntable version of the famous guitar-based series includes the game plus the peripheral controller and sits a whole £38 higher on the shelf than it predecessors.

The move is a lovely bit of understanding given that we’re currently in a recession and, just to let us know that it is entirely personal, the games company is recommending the title be sold in the US for around £30 less. Thanks Activision.

Fortunately, not everyone is sticking to that RRP. HMV will be offering the game for £99 and several online retailers for a little less.

(via Eurogamer)

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DJ Hero comes blasting 80 exclusive mixes

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DJ Hero, the latest in the Hero series, will come complete with 80 original and exclusive mixes, hot from the turntables of superstar disc jockeys, DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and DJ AM, all of whom appear as in-game characters.

Songs from the likes of Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Justice, Marvin Gaye, Beck, Beastie Boys and N.E.R.D will be yours to scratch and mix into oblivion.

The new turntable controller features a cross-fader, effects dial, sample buttons and a fully rotatable deck and will provide a more creative experience, with user-chosen samples and effects, DJ Hero promises to be more than just the button smashing blast that Guitar was and is.

But don’t sling you axe in the bin just yet because there are guitar-DJ mixes for you to team-up and rock-out on.

Slightly less excitingly, the opportunity to for you to plug in a mic and emcee over your tracks is available. But unless this takes the form of a humorous battle rap I wouldn’t recommend emceeing anywhere anyone might see you.

DJ Hero will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year – probably in the run-up to Xmas.

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Tech Digest Podcast #6

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The good news is that Duncan’s feeling better this week. The bad is that he was at home at 9am this morning. So, with the power of Skype, we’ve recorded the show over the airwaves and it’s just as ace as ever.

This week we get a little Windows 7 heavy after a good start about Apple and Twitter, the all new Amazon Kindle and three new games from Activision including the eagerly awaited DJ Hero.

Around half way through we’ve got our regular software vs hardware debate. I totally nail Duncan with my sales technique and get him to part with a whole virtual $38 of his own personal wealth for the teeny, tiny Nubbin while he does so-so on the Windows 7 RC.

As usual we wrap it all up with week’s more amusing items, not least of all the video of the bloke with his home made Wolverine claws. Not to be missed.

You can download the podcast directly here, or subscribe to the RSS feed here. Also, if you use iTunes, we can now be found in Apple’s directory. Search for Tech Digest, and we’ll be there.

Send all your comments, topics that you’d like us to talk about and any requests or words of wisdom to me at daniel@shinymedia.com or throw us a tweet at @techdigest

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