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[It wasn't that good, so we got lazy. But we'll definitely be more switched on for the Christmas sale, which is arguably the best of the year. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks.]

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Media outlets and blogs have long been making comparisons between the iPhone and traditional handhelds like the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP in the area of portable gaming. These comments and stories as usual are just regurgitations of stories from other media outlets without people actually thinking about what they’re writing. This baseless writing recently¬†escalated¬†when news came in the last few weeks that Nintendo had just experienced its first financial quarter loss and that investors were reportedly pushing Nintendo’s software divisions to branch out to other hardware – ie. the iPhone.

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Recently my wife got me a PSP-3000 for the run out price of $113.40, which at around the cost of a new Xbox or PS3 game, was too good a price to pass up. Mind you, the device is still current, despite its successor on the horizon (Playstation Vita is due at the end of this year). But tell that to the merchants, because as far as they’re concerned, this baby is dead.

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Just when you think you’ve had a win and are getting everything you hoped for, your balls are placed in a vice and wound tight.

Yes that’s right – after all the campaigning, complaining and crying, Capcom, who finally gave in and announced they will be bringing not just Super Street Fighter IV to PC, but its far more epic arcade version: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade, we hear news that this awesome release will also come with some awesome DRM. So awesome in fact, that you need to be connected to the internet to play the game if you want access to the entire character roster. Offline you get just 15.

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UPDATE 2: And they weren’t lying. It’s gone! :(

UPDATE: It’s apparently the last day to preorder it. Go preorder now +1000

@EBGamesAus: #EBAUNEWS Last day to preorder #GOW3 Epic Edition! http://bit.ly/fB5KHn Tell me guys…Humans or Locust? :P

If you’re like me and are obsessed with owning the best version of a game then listen up: EB, the ones exclusively selling the Gears of War 3 Epic Edition in Australia, are almost out of stock. I know. This totally breaks my balls too.

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