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Kinect voice commands will always work on Xbox one

We’ve heard a lot about Microsoft’s updated Xbox One development kit and how the company is giving developers access to the full GPU but how these changes would impact the Kinect was still up in the air. However, the company has now clarified that while gestures and the Kinect camera …

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Capcom has abandoned its takeover protection scheme

It is now possible to buy Capcom as the publisher’s current investors have voted to abandon the company’s takeover protection plan. The protection plan was first implemented back in 2008 and has been consistently renewed since then, until now. A rigorous approval process was put in place to stop any …

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Steamboy project aims to release a handheld Steam Machine

The Steam Machine initiative is all about making PC gaming more accessible on smaller screens, smaller devices and lesser hardware. The Steamboy project is combining all of these elements by creating a handheld Steam Machine, which would be perfect for in-home streaming. Final specifications are being kept under wraps for …

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DayZ is finally moving to a new engine

From the outside looking in, progress on DayZ seems to have been moving very slowly. Many of the promised standalone features have yet to be incorporated but according to Dean Hall, the game is finally set to move to a new engine, which will improve parts of the game and …

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Nintendo doesn’t want Twitch streaming on the Wii U

Nintendo has had a pretty good E3 this year, it’s starting to turn things with the Wii U around and people are finally interested in the console. However, with all of the buzz around Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming Super Smash Bros game, people have been wondering if Nintendo …

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Amazon launches Prime music streaming service

Amazon’s Prime membership has even more value thrown in now that Amazon has officially launched its rumoured music streaming service with more than 1 million songs available. The service is only available in the US for now and Amazon hasn’t mentioned anything about a UK launch just yet. That said, …

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Alienware Steam Machine won’t even ship with Steam OS

Valve’s Steam controller and Operating System won’t be ready until sometime in 2015 but that isn’t stopping Alienware from releasing what was going to be its Steam Machine. The Alienware Alpha is a very low end PC, it will ship with Windows 8.1 installed and an Xbox 360 controller, which …

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GTA V will receive exclusive content on the PS4

The Playstation 4 version of Grand Theft Auto V is set to receive some exclusive content as Sony’s Vice President of marketing believes that the series is a “Playstation franchise”. However, we still don’t know exactly what PS4 users will be getting that the rest of us will miss out …

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Microlab Solo 8C Stereo Speakers review

Today we are looking at one of Microlab’s high grade speaker systems- The Solo 8c. These speakers promise to deliver powerful, clear sound quality with an appearance to suit placement on a desk or as a part of a home entertainment set up. We’ve reviewed cheaper offerings from Microlab in …

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Europe is suspicious of Apple’s Tax deals

The European Commission has officially opened up an investigation in to Apple’s tax paying habits after growing suspicious that the company has made unwarranted deals that go against EU law. However, Apple has said plenty of times that it does in fact pay its fair share of taxes. The investigation …

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Mantle is making its way to three more EA titles

AMD’s Mantle API had its début last year, promising performance boosts for AMD users in Battlefield 4 and Thief. Since then, Mantle has slowly been working its way in to more titles and now EA has announced that it will incorporate the API in three of its upcoming games. The …

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Razer Nabu goes in to limited beta

Razer revealed the Nabu smartband at CES earlier this year and since then more than 10,000 potential developers have signed up to test and create apps for the device. However, Razer wants to open up the testing to some of its best fans and as a result, 500 Nabu smartbands …

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Alienware reveals the specs of its Steam Machine

E3 isn’t just about the game announcements, it’s also about the hardware we play those games on so it’s fitting that Alienware has finally revealed the specification for its Steam Machine, despite Valve delaying its controller until next year. The Steam box will be called the Alienware Alpha and it …

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