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Oculus CEO says VR roots will always be in gaming

Oculus CEO, Brendan Iribe has said that while the Oculus Rift may have other uses and purposes, its roots will always be in gaming. Several members of the Oculus team discussed a lot of potential uses for virtual reality at an event last week, at which the company also announced …

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Destiny bug reveals future expansion content

A Destiny player has come across a bug that reveals Bungie’s plans for future expansion packs and DLC content. Irish player, Ben Kinsella encountered the bug, which prevented him from accessing ‘the tower’, Destiny’s social hub. While it prevented him from hanging out at the tower, it did reveal new …

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Amazon has completed its purchase of Twitch

Amazon has officially completed its purchase of the popular game streaming site, Twitch, for £595 million. Twitch had already accepted the deal as soon as it was announced but these multi-million pound deals can take some time to finalize. Originally it was rumored that Google would be buying Twitch for $1 …

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Court orders Warner Bros to reveal flawed anti-piracy tech

US District Judge, Kathleen Williams, has ordered movie giant, Warner Bros, to reveal documentation detailing the company’s flawed anti-piracy measures. The records are a part of a now closed case between Hotfile and the MPAA. Three years ago, file locker site, Hotfile, countersued Warner Bros, stating that the studio had …

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Ozone Strike Pro Cherry MX Red USB keyboard review

Technology is constantly evolving but some things never change. Mechanical keyboards have been with us for so long now and yet, they are still largely considered to be the pinnacle of PC input solutions. So what keeps us coming back to this style of keyboard? Today we are looking towards the …

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Blackberry Passport smartphone sold out in less than a day

Was there consumer demand for a square shaped smartphone with physical QWERTY keyboard running Blackberry’s OS? Apparently so as the company has already sold out of its recently announced device. The Blackberry Passport officially launched on Wednesday and has sold 200,000 units, which is impressive considering the company’s current lack …

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Phones 4U won’t be refunding iPhone 6 pre-orders

Most of you have probably heard by now that Phones 4U has gone in to administration and is selling off its retail stores and assets to the likes of EE and Vodafone, the same networks that allegedly drove it out of business. However, despite offloading its retail stores, the company’s financial …

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Total War: Attila coming to PC next year

Creative Assembly has announced the next addition to its Total War series for release early next year. The star of the next game will be Attila the Hun, as the Huns attempt to wipe out the remnants of the Roman empire. Features such as family and skill trees have been …

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Apple to issue fix for the Bash Bug

Ever since the Bash bug became public knowledge, companies have been scrambling to patch it up, plenty of Linux distros already have fixes and now Apple has promised to get a fix out for OS X soon. However, the company also states that Macs are “safe by default” from the …

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Final Fantasy XV is only 50% complete

Final Fantasy XV has been in development hell since 2006 but over the last two years some real progress has been made on the project. The game is around 55 per cent complete according to its new director and while a release date hasn’t been announced, he did say that …

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New OS X and Linux bug could be worse than Heartbleed

A new exploit has been discovered for Unix-based systems that some experts are claiming could be more harmful than the SSL bug, Heartbleed, which was discovered earlier this year. This new exploit is called ‘the bash bug’ and allows users to take control of Bourne Again Shell (Bash), the software used …

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The Stomping Land has finally received an update

The Stomping Land might not be a dead game after all as the title has finally received not one but two updates this month, adding in changes to the crafting system, hunting mechanics and inventory system. The developer, Alex Fundora, who goes by the name ‘Jig’ on the official forums, …

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UK Games companies are worth £1.7 Billion

The UK gaming industry consists of just under 2000 companies, 1902 to be exact and they seem to be doing quite well as they have a reported total economic value of around £1.72 Billion. This estimate is double what the UK industry was deemed to be worth back in 2012, …

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Bayonetta 2 sales are suffering in Japan

Bayonetta 2 is off to a slow start in Japan as the Wii U exclusive has only managed to sell 38,828 copies since its launch on the 20th of September. This number is a far cry from the 135,242 copies sold when the original Bayonetta launched for the PS3, the first game …

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Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 after reports of issues

Apple has been forced to pull the iOS 8.0.1 update after it was found to be causing widespread issues with iPhone handsets, including but not limited to: frequent drops in signal, greater WiFi issues and problems with Touch ID. Affected users who did install iOS 8.0.1 will have to sync …

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Amazon launched eBook subscription service in the UK

Amazon has officially launched its eBooks and audiobooks subscription service in the UK. The service is called ‘Kindle Unlimited’ and allows customers to pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to a pre determined library. In the UK, the service will cost £7.99 a month, Amazon Kindle EU Vice President, Jorrit …

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Samsung to fix 840 Evo SSD performance crippling bug

Over the last few weeks there has been numerous reports of a performance crippling bug found in Samsung’s 840 Evo SSDs. Users over at Overclock.net found that when month old data was found on the drive, read speeds would suffer greatly. However, fortunately for Samsung SSD users, the company has …

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Lionhead Studios reveals canceled game InkQuest

Lionhead Studios, the developer behind the Fable series, has revealed InkQuest, a now canceled game from the studio’s lesser known ‘incubation team’, which is in charge of experimenting with new game ideas and showing them off to gauge public reaction. The Microsoft owned development company has been dabbling in new …

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iOS 8 nears 50% adoption despite some performance glitches

Apple has revealed that nearly 50 per cent of all iOS devices have upgraded to the latest version, iOS 8, which launched just last week, surpassing Android KitKat’s adoption rate in a mere six days. The new statistics were quietly revealed on Apple’s App Store distribution site. The exact percentage …

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Xbox One gets another price cut in the UK

UK retailers are continuing to lower the price of Microsoft’s Xbox One console in an effort to shift more units. The Xbox One had an official price cut a few months ago, bringing the price down to £350, matching the Playstation 4 and now UK based retailers are cutting the …

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Steam has over 100 million active user accounts

Valve has announced that Steam has surpassed a couple of milestones alongside the launch of the store’s huge ‘Discovery’ update. Over the past nine months alone, 3700 titles have been added to Steam, 1300 of which were actually new games. Additionally, the service now has 100 million active user accounts, …

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