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Microsoft considered giving the original Xbox away for free

It turns out that Microsoft’s original Xbox console could have been a very different machine. At one point before launch, the company considered making it free in order to undercut Nintendo and capture the casual gaming market, according to Oddworld creator, Lorne Lanning. Speaking in an interview with GamgesIndustry.biz, , …

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Destiny gameplay designer moves to Bethesda

Destiny has been out for a while now. It has sold enough copies and has enough regular players to be considered a success and a new expansion is expected to release very soon. However, Bungie’s senior gameplay designer for the game has just left for Bethesda. Josh Hamrick, senior gameplay …

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Microsoft announces Surface 3 tablet

Microsoft has announced the Surface 3 tablet, which it claims to be the thinnest, lightest and most cost-effective model to date. The new tablet apparently takes all of the good bits from the Surface Pro 3, which launched last year, and puts them in a cheaper package. The Surface 3 …

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Apple is hiring a bunch of battery experts for iOS

It appears that Apple is looking to bolster battery life on its iOS devices, according to some new job listings. The company is currently seeking battery engineers along with software power systems experts to work on iOS specifically. The job listings were originally spotted by AppleInsider, official job titles include …

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HTC One M9 Plus images leak

The HTC One M9 Plus is expected to launch next week on the 8th of April, we have had out first look at the possible spec sheet and now we have a better look at the device thanks to some leaked product renders. The images come from Upleaks. As we …

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Dragon Age DLC hits PlayStation in May

Just a few days ago, Bioware surprised us all with new single player content for Dragon Age Inquisition, the DLC known as ‘Jaws of Hakkon’ is now available for the Xbox One and PC but PlayStation and Xbox 360 owners will get their chance to play it in May, it …

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New leak points towards Snapdragon 815 specs

Qualcomm’s next flagship smartphone chip, the Snapdragon 815, is on the way according to new leaks. The Snapdragon 815 will reportedly be an eight core chip with four Cortex-A72 processor cores and four Cortex-A53 processor cores. This information all comes from GizmoChina, which has had a string of leaks recently. …

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Apple now accepts old Android devices for trade-in

Apple is now accepting old Android devices in its stores, in exchange for credit towards an iPhone purchase. The new trade-in program starts today, aside from Android devices; Apple also accepts BlackBerry devices and Windows Phones. The trade-in scheme rolls out in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Italy, …

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Halo 5 Guardians now has a release date

Microsoft’s big Xbox One exclusive, Halo 5 Guardians, now has a release date, which was revealed in two new live action trailers. Each trailer goes on the idea that Master Chief is now a traitor and the UNSC’s Spartan Locke has been given the task of tracking him down. Halo …

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Spotify comes to the PS4 and PS3 today

PlayStation Music Unlimited is officially dead and has now been taken over by Spotify on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Over the last six months, Sony has been working with Spotify to build its debut console app. The console app will be available to free Spotify users as well …

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Court Orders ISPs to disconnect pirates

An Irish court has ruled in favour of several large record labels, forcing Ireland based Internet Service Provider, UPC, to introduce a three strike rule, that will disconnect repeat offenders when it comes to copyright infringement and illegal downloads. The case originally kicked off half a year ago when the …

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The next Hearthstone expansion is out next week

Hearthstone’s next adventure expansion, Blackrock Mountain, is coming out next week, Blizzard has confirmed. The new Adventure will bring 31 new cards to the game, adding on to the previous 120 new cards that came with the Goblins and Gnomes expansion a few months back. It will be available on …

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Amazon now offers unlimited cloud storage

Amazon has announced its new subscription tiers for its online storage service, ‘Cloud Drive’, with one of the options offering up unlimited storage. Those with Amazon Prime or owners of an Amazon Fire device will already have access to unlimited photo storage, but now two extra tiers are available to …

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OnePlus talks more on the OnePlus Two

The follow-up to the very popular OnePlus One smartphone, the OnePlus Two, is expected to launch later this year but so far, OnePlus hasn’t given away much. However, the company has finally revealed a few details about its upcoming flagship. Yesterday during a Reddit AMA, two OnePlus workers, David Sanmartin …

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