News@8pm: Black Ops sets records and iPhone gets Flash

Plus: T3 Christmas gift guide and Sony Bloggie Touch lands

Welcome to your nightly round-up of the day's news and goings on courtesy of T3.com.

Christmas Gift Guide time is back as the festive themed issue of T3 magazine hits stores across the country today. Whilst we have five reasons for you to buy the mag here, we thought we would be nice and bring you the T3 Christmas gift guide to T3.com as well, bursting with the must-have gadgets for your Dear Santa letters. If you are on old St. Nick's bad list but still want to get your mitts on some top tech then check out the T3 competitions where we have an Xbox 360 with Kinect to give away as well as many other goodies.

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CoD: Black Ops just will not go away. Today it has been making headline once again for both good and bad reasons. On the plus side, Black Ops has broken all opening day sales records eclipsing its predecessor Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 with sales topping $360 million in just 24 hours. On the flip side the latest Call of Duty title has offended the Cuban government with the glorification of assassination attempts on former leader Fidel Castro.

Flash for iPhone was always going to be a great money-spinner for whoever mastered it first and that honour (and the cash rewards) has gone to the developers of the SkyFire app which raked in over $1 million in its first weekend. Elsewhere in the app market EA has announced it is to offer 80 per cent off all of it iPod and iPhone games. What are you waiting for?

New Sony products have emerged today as the Sony Bloggie Touch launches in the UK following its official unveiling at IFA two months again and with a rather tasty £219 price tag. Another new Sony arrival today was the Sony Ericsson Xperia X12 Anzu which has appeared running Google's upcoming Android 2.3 operating system. Tasty.