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Argos is jumping on the tablet band wagon too

Earlier this month the supermarket Tesco jumped into the tablet arena with it’s budget Android device. At the time I was hopeful that this wouldn’t become a trend between UK shops but it seems that Argos is continuing the trend with it’s own £99 Android touchscreen device. As far as …

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The HTC One Max is now official

We usually know everything about a phone before it’s announced or released these days so this news isn’t all that ‘new’ but today the HTC One Max became official. There were various leaks leading up to this, from the chassis and screen to all of the internals, but at least …

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DICE will support Linux

In recent weeks a lot of companies have been announcing support for Linux. So far we’ve had: Valve, AMD, Nvidia and now DICE. In an interview with Polygon the company’s director, Lars Gustavsson, said it would only need a single “killer” game for the platform to become incredibly popular. In the …

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Rockstar to give in-game money to apologize for rocky GTA Online launch

Rockstar warned us of a rocky launch for the new Grand Theft Auto Online game mode and it wasn’t wrong. A lot of players were left frustrated last week after experiencing a bunch of problems including: characters and cars disappearing, money going missing, being unable to take part in or …

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Ofcom wants to quadruple 4G license fees

If you thought 4G data prices were bad now, wait until you hear this: Ofcom, the UK communications regulator wants to quadruple the price of licensing 4G signal bands for networks. If the network is going to be paying 4 times more, it’d be safe to assume customers would also …

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Could the Xbox One outsell the PS4? One retailer says so

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about the PS4. Whether it be about possible stock shortages or Chinese students building the console at Foxconn, we’re usually talking about the PS4 but today one retailer is expressing it’s belief that the Xbox One will outsell the Sony console this Christmas. Johnathan Marsh, …

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New Wii U bundles coming to the UK

We can all agree the Wii U is the underdog of the “next” generation. It came out a year early and for the longest time some people didn’t know it existed, others thought it was just a new Wii and others were waiting for the game library to improve. To …

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There will be AMD based Steam Machines

Last week Valve revealed the specs for the 300 prototype Steam Machines, based entirely on Intel and Nvidia hardware. Considering all the hype around AMD recently with the launch of the Mantle API and the forthcoming R9 290X graphics card, this move was surprising. It even led to  rumours that …

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PS4 pre-orders are illegal, claims trading standards

UK games retailer, Simply Games, has been making the news this week, because it’s been holding its customers PS4 pre orders for ransom, telling them if they want to keep their day one PS4, then they’ll have to pay extra money to keep their spot in line. The extra money …

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Grand Theft Auto V breaks a few world records

Well Grand Theft Auto V broke a few world records, are you surprised? The game has been recognized as breaking seven Guinness World Records now making the achievements official. The confirmation came yesterday as Guiness World Records Editor in Chief, Craig Glenda, praised the game with the following statement: “GTA totally deserves …

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Nexus 5 price leaks

In recent weeks we’ve seen a lot of Google Nexus 5 rumours circulating and a bunch of supposed leaks, from the manual coming out to the phone itself being shown off in a bar. We have rough ideas on what it’ll look like, the specs we’ll be getting and the …

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Square Enix partnering with Indigogo

Square Enix has announced the launch of its own Steam Greenlight type system called ‘Collective’. As part of it, the publishing giant will be giving Indie developers the chance to pitch ideas and garner enough interest to be put up for crowd funding. The real exciting part however, Square Enix …

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BBC Playlister announced

The BBC is launching its new ‘Playlister’ service today, which partners with Youtube, Spotify and Deezer allowing you to save songs you hear on the radio to a playlist to listen back to later on one of the partnering services. Last year we suspected the BBC was going to enter …

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Whatsapp website briefly defaced by protestors

A group of protesters demanding peace for Palestine took it upon themselves to paint their message across the Whatsapp website this morning. Taking responsibility, is KDMS, a team of pro-Palestinians claiming to be a part of the Anonymous group. The Whatsapp page title was changed to ‘You got pwned’, the reasoning …

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition announced

Injustice: Gods Among Us is getting a game of the year edition of sorts, with the ‘Ultimate Edition’ including all previous DLC and will release to a few new platforms, including: the PS4, Vita and PC. Warner Bros just announced the new release coming out on the 29th of November, …

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Xbox One day one update will take about 20 minutes

Microsoft dug itself into quite a hole earlier this year with its Xbox One reveal. It wasn’t so much that every idea was bad, family sharing would have been pretty cool, but other than that all of the restrictions and privacy concerns with Kinect just didn’t seem worth it. After …

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Sony boss speaks out about future PS3 support

The PS4 is coming out next month but thats not to say the Playstation 3 doesn’t have life left in it, although it might not be as long as you think. Worldwide Studios president, Shuhei Yoshida, in an interview with Games Industry, said that while the PS3 won’t get the 5 …

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Instagram to start rolling out ads

If you’ve been on the Internet for long, you’ve probably picked up on the proliferation of online advertising. It’s how websites and content creators earn money, making it an integral part of the ecosystem, so it’s no surprise that Instagram is planning to put ads in users’ timeline. Much like …

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Terraria 2 is coming

2D blocky builder, Terraria, received its 1.2 patch yesterday, adding in a ton of new content including: 250 new items, 20 vanity sets, 10 new wings, new biomes, new tiles and 60 aesthetic changes. Despite the recent overhaul, lead developer, Redigit, is looking to the future after confirming he has …

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Nintendo bosses aren’t happy about the Pokemon X leak

Yesterday images of the new Pokemon game were leaked on this user’s Instagram account, showing off some in-game features and environments. After a few hours the news hit Nintendo HQ, the pictures were seen and the Nintendogs were released. The leaker, Kostdin Manolov, had to remove all of the images from his …

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Looking to drop £4k on a new phone?

If you’re in the market for an over the top luxury phone, then we’ve got you covered. British phone maker Vertu have just released its new ‘Constellation’ Android phone with a price tag of £4,090. For such a high price you’d expect high end specs and features, maybe even some you …

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Tesco manages to sell 35,000 tablets in two days

Last week, Tesco, decided to go ahead and further saturate the budget Android tablet market by introducing its new device ‘Hudl’. Against all odds, it seems to be selling well too, with “The Hudl” shifting 35,000 units in just two days. Comparing this to Ipad sales makes it seem minuscule …

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Destiny trailer, box art and beta access

Destiny, the long awaited game developed by ‘Halo’ creators, Bungie and its partner in crime: Activision, just got it’s first game-play trailer along with pre-order beta access details and box art. Destiny is an ambitious game with a persistent growing universe, which Bungie wants to expand over the next 10 …

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Nintendo Direct announcements

Nintendo held a direct conference today, showing off some new games and updates for the Wii U and 3DS. The stream lasted about 30 minutes showing off trailers for all of the new games announced and some game-play. First up on the agenda were the Wii U announcements, starting off …

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A bumpy launch expected for GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto is a massive franchise, but even by its standards, the series has blown up in popularity with this latest release. Suddenly everybody is talking about GTA again and more importantly everybody is playing it. With GTA Online set to launch here in the UK at noon, we’re …

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