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Google rumored to buy Twitch for $1 Billion (again)

Google is one again rumored to be acquiring Twitch for $1 billion according to sources close to the deal. News of the potential buyout originally hit the Internet in May, the deal really shows the value of live-streaming and sharing game content on the Internet. Twitch has become a huge source of …

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UK Politician wants in-game thieves to be prosecuted

Conservative MP, Mike Weatherley, has called for in-game thieves to be prosecuted like real criminals. The UK politician is a World of Warcraft player himself and understands that in-game items can be traded for substantial amounts of real world cash. As a result, he has called upon parliament to consider …

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Bungie opens up the Destiny beta

You don’t need to beg for beta codes anymore, Bungie has officially opened up the Destiny Beta to everyone on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3. You can now head over to the PS Store or Xbox Live marketplace and download the beta and jump right in. …

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50,000 websites vulnerable thanks to shoddy WordPress plugin

Around 50,000 websites are currently vulnerable to malware and backdoor access thanks to a security hole found in a Word Press plugin, according to researcher, Daniel Cid. Security firm, Sucuri, says that new malware can infect any site that resides on the same server as a hacked Word Press site. The flawed plugin …

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Valve’s Steam controller now has an analogue stick

Valve originally revealed the Steam controller last year but since then, it has gone through a lot of changes. In-fact, Valve has delayed its entire Steam Machine initiative until next year in order to tighten up its gamepad. Now Valve has shown off the latest change to its pad, it …

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Titanfall now has in-game currency

Respawn has just revealed in a blog post that in-game currency will be coming to Titanfall in the game’s fifth update, which is due out on the 31st of July. These in-game credits will allow users to buy items on the black market such as Titan insignias and burn cards. …

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Battlefield Hardline delayed until 2015

Shortly after the game’s beta ended, it has been announced that Battlefield Hardline will no longer launch this year. This game will now come out in early 2015 instead, giving Visceral Games and DICE more time to work on stability, story depth and “multiplayer innovation”. EA had already published a list …

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Apple orders 70 million iPhones ahead of launch

Earlier this month, KitGuru got an exclusive image of what we believe to be the iPhone 6 and now we have news that Apple has reportedly ordered 70 million iPhone units to be manufactured ahead of the device’s launch in September this year. The iPhone 6 will sport a larger 4.7 Inch …

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Final version of Watch Dogs E3 graphics mod released

The final and stable version of The Worse Mod has been released, allowing those of you that still have Watch Dogs installed to experience the game with its original E3 graphical settings along with increased NPC density and performance improvements. The mod was revealed shortly after Watch Dogs was released, …

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League of Legends hacker made $1000 a day

Last year, Shane “Jason” Duffy had his house raided by the Australian cybercrime unit for repeatedly hacking Riot’s popular MOBA, League of Legends. Duffy managed to stay out of jail on bail but it turns out that during this time, his hacks were earning him $1000 a day. How did he pull …

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ISP’s launch weak four-strike anti piracy initiative

UK based Internet service providers have teamed up with representatives from the entertainment industry to send out alerts to those suspected of piracy. The scheme operates on the assumption that you don’t actually know that file sharing copyrighted works is illegal. ISP’s will be allowed to send up to four …

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Dota 2 International grand finals match up decided

The International Dota 2 championship tournament is finally coming to an end. We’ve had two weeks of single matches, eliminations and the final bracket but it all comes down to this- the grand final will see NewBee, the comeback kids of the tournament,  face off against ViCi Gaming. Newbee managed …

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Pirate Bay traffic has doubled despite ISP blocks

Certain Internet providers around the world have been ordered to block The Pirate Bay in some countries and so far, media groups have claimed that these blocks are effective and sufficient enough to deter piracy. However, new statistics are suggesting otherwise as it turns out that TPB’s traffic has doubled since …

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Two more special edition PS4’s announced for Japan

Sony has announced two more special edition Playstation 4 consoles for Japan. In addition to the recently announced Frozen themed console, Japanese buyers will also be able to get a Destiny themed white PS4 or a black ‘The Last of Us’ themed console. The white, Destiny themed console looks similar …

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Microsoft shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft’s original programming plans have been cut short as it has been revealed that Xbox Entertainment Studios will be shutting down as part of the mass job cuts taking place at the company. The studio was in charge of the upcoming live action Halo projects and the Atari E.T landfill documentary. …

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Microsoft set to cut 18,000 jobs by March 31st 2015

Microsoft has officially announced its plan to cut 18,000 jobs by the 31st of March next year. However, it’s the company’s recently acquired Nokia device and services division that will be hit the hardest, receiving around 12,500 of the overall job cuts. The mass job cuts were announced by Microsoft …

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US Xbox One sales doubled in June

Microsoft’s decision to sell a cheaper, Kinecless Xbox One bundle is already paying off as US sales of the console actually doubled in June. The jump in sales could also be partially attributed to the holiday lineup of games announced at E3,  including The Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive. …

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A former dictator is suing Activision

Manuel Noriega, a former Panamanian dictator is suing Activision over his likeness being used in Call of Duty Black Ops 2, the latest game in the series to be developed by Treyarch. The case is similar to that of Lindsey Lohan suing Rockstar over her likeness being used in Grand Theft …

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