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Mt. Gox database leaked, CEO issues spam warning

Hackers have claimed to have accessed and leaked the Mt. Gox database showing that there should be a 915k Bitcoin balance left in the exchange. The hackers also hit Mt. Gox CEO, Mark Karpeles’ personal blog and Reddit account in an effort to investigate allegations of fraud after the exchange lost …

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Games with Gold is ‘fundamentally different’ to PS+

SXSW was on this weekend and Microsoft Sudios Vice President, Phil Spencer, was in attendance speaking about Xbox’s Games with Gold program that launched last year. During his speech, Spencer noted that Microsoft’s program is supposed to be “fundamentally different” to PS+. Playstation + offers subscribers an instant library of …

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Mario Kart 8 limited edition revealed

Yesterday Nintendo announced the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition bundle, the announcement was made through a new video on the Nintendo UK YouTube channel which showcases exactly what is included in the £60 collectors edition. The main addition to the bundle is the spiny shell which will arrive on a …

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There will be a ‘The Last of Us’ live-action movie

Over the years Hollywood has become increasingly interested in the world of video games with many major franchises being considered for theatrical release and now, The Last of Us is one of them. According to Deadline, Sony subsidiary, Screen Gems, will be creating the film while the game’s Creative Director, Neil …

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Watch Dogs finally has a release date

Watch Dogs is finally coming out after its unexpected and abrupt delay back in October last year. A leaked trailer suggests that Ubisoft is ready to promote pre-orders again while it’s confirmed that the game will finally fall in to the hands of gamers on the 27th of May. Originally …

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94% of T-mobile up-graders dump Blackberry

Blackberry is struggling at the moment, it went from being one of the most popular phone brands, thanks to its BBM service, to being on the verge of collapse- so you can imagine how company CEO, John Chen, reacted when T-Mobile started offering its US customers $200 off any other phone …

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Kaspersky: 900 hidden online resources are active on Tor daily

Kaspersky Labs has been closely monitoring the Tor network for some time now and believes that as more people and services make use of it, the cyber criminal element is growing. While the Tor infrastructure isn’t remotely on the same scale as the conventional internet, Kaspersky’s experts still managed to …

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HTC One KitKat update suspended in the UK

HTC began rolling out Android 4.4.2 to UK based HTC One owners last week but unfortunately, thanks to bugs in the update, the rollout has been temporarily suspended while the Taiwanese phone maker irons out the unforeseen issues. The company didn’t tell us exactly why the update was pulled, instead …

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Android beat Apple in tablet sales last year

Apple has been dominant in the Tablet market for some time now, ever since the iPad launched nothing else could quite beat it in terms of sales, until 2013. Android tablets collectively dethroned the iPad last year after seeing a massive 127 per cent boost in sales. Research firm, Gartner, has …

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Xbox Live to come to Android and iOS?

Microsoft has Xbox Live features included in the Windows Phone OS,  in-fact, you can even earn achievements for your account on some mobile games but now the company wants to make Xbox Live cross platform by bringing the functionality to Android and iOS devices. Some details of the plan were …

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Dual-booting Windows Phone and Android handsets to come this year

Karbonn Mobiles, an Indian mobile phone manufacturer is set to release dual OS phones at some point this year,  these devices will run both Windows Phone and Android with Microsoft’s blessing according to Company Chairman, Sudhir Hasija, who told The Times of India that “Microsoft has eased the regulations and …

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Kickstarter passes $1billion in pledges

Kickstarter has hit a pretty massive milestone today, the crowd funding site has passed $1billion in pledges across 5.7 million people from all seven continents. More than half of those pledges came from the last 12 months alone and in order to commemorate this, a page has been set up …

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Steam users can now share games

Valve finally opened up Steam’s family sharing feature to all users this weekend, gamers can now give up to five accounts access to their libraries on ten separate devices. However, it’s not as simple as typing in a Steam username and giving them access, you will have to log on …

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Developers can now set their own Steam discounts

Valve is handing developers the tools to set their own discounts and sales on Steam, the company has confirmed. This information came to light after a developer posted this screenshot on Reddit: The page is only accessible by developers that have published games through the Steam service and explains how …

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Sony shutting down two thirds of its US stores

Sony is set to shut down 21 of its 30 US based stores, leaving about a thousand people out of a job. This news follows on from the recent layoffs at the company’s Santa Monica Studio, suggesting that Sony could be in financial trouble. The remaining stores are going to be …

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Motorola is developing a new Smartwatch

Motorola was one of the first companies to attempt a smartwatch, back in 2011 it released the Motoactiv, a GPS and fitness tracking watch which was discontinued in last year. 2011 was a little early to be pushing the wearable technology market but now, three years later, Motorola is ready to …

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God of War studio hit with layoffs

Sony Santa Monica, a studio mostly known for the God of War series has had to cut its work force down and cancel an unannounced project this week, despite moving in to a new office and attempting to expand just last month, Sony has confirmed. “SCEA can confirm that we …

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Xbox One receives a slight price drop and new bundle in the UK

The Xbox One has been lagging behind the Playstation 4 in terms of sales and performance in some multi-platform titles but exclusives are a powerful thing and Microsoft certainly intends to take advantage of Titanfall’s impending release. From the 28th of February the Xbox One will be receiving a UK …

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Samsung reveals the Galaxy S5 at MWC

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is official and in typical Samsung fashion, it has been packed with features, some useful and some not so much. The phone retains the usual Galaxy flagship look, only this year it comes in a little bigger with a 5.1 inch screen, a beefier camera and …

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Oculus Rift sales suspended due to component shortage

More than 50,000 Oculus Rift development kits have been sold but the company is currently unable to create more thanks to a shortage in the components that the Rift uses, an Oculus VR Community Manager has confirmed on the company’s Sub Reddit. Community Manager, Andres Hernandez, wrote: “Certain components used in …

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