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Soul Calibur 5 enters a fight scene currently benefitting from a welcome resurgence. If 2011 was the year of the first-person shooter, then 2012 is the year of the beat-em-up, in a year that will also see new Street Fighter, Tekken and Dead or Alive games hit the shelves. As the series returns after a four-year break, we ask, has it been worth the wait?

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Soul Calibur 5 sees the return of the weapon-wielding fighting series, back after a four-year break. It’s got big boots to fill: during that time new Street Fighter and Marvel vs Capcom games have been hogging the headlines. Ahead of its 3 February release we were treated to an extended play, a first peek at the story mode, and a hands-on with special guest character – Assassin’s Creed’s Ezio Autidore. Has Soul Calibur 5 been worth the wait? Read on for our first impressions…

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Catch-up time! As another week draws to a close, it’s time to recount the best stories to have hit Electricpig this week. This weekend we have the latest on the Nintendo 3DS TV service tipped to arrive soon, the latest new Xbox developments, a glimpse of the Nokia N9, a first look at Olympus’ new Pen E-P3 Micro Four Thirds range, and much more.
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Olympus E-P3

Earlier this week, Olympus officially revealed its awesome new Pen range of Micro Four thirds cameras – a trio of record-breaking cameras kitted out with “the world’s fastest autofocus” for snappers with interchangeable lenses. The Pen E-P3, Pen Lite E-PL3 and Pen Mini E-PM1 are is part of Olympus’ grand plan to turn even the most pathetic amateur snapper into a master of the craft.

They’re ideal for those of you torn between a compact digital camera and a super-spec digital SLR. We’ve just been playing with the Pen E-P3, the flagship model, so come this way for our hands-on thoughts!

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It’s been a wet week here in the UK. Rather than let the weather get us down, we’re here to help you catch up on the best stories to land on Electricpig this week to help brighten up your day.

This week we have a launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the latest on a PS3 price drop, reviews of the HTC ChaCha and Sony Ericsson Neo, a video interview with Libertines man Carl Barât and more.

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Happy weekend, readers. It’s catch-up time. Before heading out the door, join us for the latest bitesize news nuggets goings-on you’ve missed this week.

We’ve got an exclusive interview with the man who fired Steve Jobs, Ricky Gervais on tech, and the latest news stories you may have missed.

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At E3 2011 Nintendo president Satoru Iwata invited EA boss John Riccitiello to talk up the relationship between Nintendo and EA and how their new console, when it finally arrives in stores, will change the way we play games using its innovative new controller. Battlefield 3 on a Nintendo console? It’s going to happen.

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Nintendo has partnered with TT Games to deliver a new open world Lego game exclusively to WiiU and Nintendo 3DS.

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