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Kickstarter passes $1billion in pledges

Kickstarter has hit a pretty massive milestone today, the crowd funding site has passed $1billion in pledges across 5.7 million people from all seven continents. More than half of those pledges came from the last 12 months alone and in order to commemorate this, a page has been set up …

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Steam users can now share games

Valve finally opened up Steam’s family sharing feature to all users this weekend, gamers can now give up to five accounts access to their libraries on ten separate devices. However, it’s not as simple as typing in a Steam username and giving them access, you will have to log on …

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Developers can now set their own Steam discounts

Valve is handing developers the tools to set their own discounts and sales on Steam, the company has confirmed. This information came to light after a developer posted this screenshot on Reddit: The page is only accessible by developers that have published games through the Steam service and explains how …

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Sony shutting down two thirds of its US stores

Sony is set to shut down 21 of its 30 US based stores, leaving about a thousand people out of a job. This news follows on from the recent layoffs at the company’s Santa Monica Studio, suggesting that Sony could be in financial trouble. The remaining stores are going to be …

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Motorola is developing a new Smartwatch

Motorola was one of the first companies to attempt a smartwatch, back in 2011 it released the Motoactiv, a GPS and fitness tracking watch which was discontinued in last year. 2011 was a little early to be pushing the wearable technology market but now, three years later, Motorola is ready to …

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God of War studio hit with layoffs

Sony Santa Monica, a studio mostly known for the God of War series has had to cut its work force down and cancel an unannounced project this week, despite moving in to a new office and attempting to expand just last month, Sony has confirmed. “SCEA can confirm that we …

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Samsung reveals the Galaxy S5 at MWC

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is official and in typical Samsung fashion, it has been packed with features, some useful and some not so much. The phone retains the usual Galaxy flagship look, only this year it comes in a little bigger with a 5.1 inch screen, a beefier camera and …

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Oculus Rift sales suspended due to component shortage

More than 50,000 Oculus Rift development kits have been sold but the company is currently unable to create more thanks to a shortage in the components that the Rift uses, an Oculus VR Community Manager has confirmed on the company’s Sub Reddit. Community Manager, Andres Hernandez, wrote: “Certain components used in …

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Sony is currently making a Console Wars movie

A feature film based on the console war between Nintendo and Sega is currently in production at Sony Pictures, the documentary will chronicle the long history between the two companies as well as “the battle that defined a generation”. The film will be based on the book of the same …

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Microsoft announces new Windows Phone hardware partners

Microsoft has made a fair few announcements at the Mobile World Congress over the weekend, one of the biggest ones being the company’s new Windows Phone hardware partners. Microsoft has now welcomed LG, Lenovo and ZTE in to the fold along with a few Indian companies such as Xolo, Karbonn and Lava. …

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Microsoft turned down PS4 exclusive Rime

Some leaked documents obtained by VG Leaks reveal that Rime developer, Tequila Works, originally pitched the game to Microsoft under the working title, Echoes of Siren. Microsoft passed on the game but has since implied that this was a mistake. The now Playstation exclusive title currently has no release date but …

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Nintendo cleared in 3DS and DSI patent infringement case

Back in July 2012, Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corp filed a collective complaint against Nintendo for infringing on their high-performance, low-cost microprocessor patents. Apparently these micro-processors were used in both the DSI and 3DS but today the Trade Commission has cleared Nintendo, saying that neither …

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EE adds 4G to 14 towns and 18 airports

EE has switched on 4G LTE connectivity in 14 more towns as well as 18 airports, ramping up its 4G coverage in order to stay competitive with  the expanding infrastructures of rival networks: O2 and Vodafone. EE now has 70 per cent of the population connected to 4G, in total …

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Square Enix wants to bring more Final Fantasy games to PC

Future Final Fantasy games could come to the PC now as Square Enix has become increasingly interested in developing for the platform according to series Producer, Yoshinori Kitase. Aside from the MMO’s, the series has remained mostly console exclusive for some time now but Kitase told Eurogamer that things might change in …

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Kickstarter was hacked last week

Popular crowd funding site, Kickstarter, was hacked last week and the attackers managed to get away with some of the company’s customer data although no payment information was compromised. However, during the breach, some passwords, phone numbers and email addresses were taken. The company was very open and honest about the …

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