News@8pm: Gran Turismo 5 price £4.99 and Flash for Mac

Plus: Call of Duty: Black Ops sales and HTC Desire update

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GT5 release price wars have kicked into gear today less than a week ahead of the official launch of the long awaited title. First out of the blocks and with a highly impressive benchmark is highstreet retailer HMV which will offer Gran Turismo 5 for just £4.99. This price announcement came following the unveiling of the new, and best, Gran Turismo 5 trailer, surprising made not by Sony but an avid GT5 fan. If this video doesn't get you salivating for the game's arrival, nothing will.


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HTC Desire upgrades could be inbound before the year's end if reports are to be believed. Rumoured today and only bolstered by official HTC claims was the news that the HTC Desire is to get HTC Sense compatibility "by the end of the year". Nice. Elsewhere on the mobile front, Three Mobile announced that it is to start offering the now million unit selling LG Optimus One handset.

Christmas gaming favourites, Microsoft Kinect and Call of Duty: Black Ops have both been making headlines today thanks to their strong opening sales. Whilst those looking to offer up a festive motion gaming treat are urged to buy Kinect this week to avoid stock shortages, the new CoD offering has broken all global open week sales records previously held be last year's Call of Duty release, Modern Warfare 2.

Apple fans rejoice, your Cupertino made products are to get Flash compatibility, well, as long as you have the new MacBook Air, iPhone and iPad users have a wait yet. The news came from the Adobe CEO who announced a Mac compatible version of Flash was in beta testing. Apple's new earlier this week that it was to offer the full Beatles back catalogue on iTunes has struck a chord with fans of the Fab Four as The Beatles dominated the iTunes charts in the opening 24 hours of sales.