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EA exec thinks games are too hard to learn

An EA executive thinks that the games of today are too hard to learn, stating that the average gamer spends two consecutive hours just learning how to play the most basic games. Last night at the D.I.C.E summit in Las Vegas, EA Chief Creative Officer, Richard Hilleman, commented on game …

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Facebook’s new privacy policy is worrying

Facebook has once again updated its privacy policy but it may be taking things too far in an effort to show you targeted ads. The new policy allows Facebook to check up on what you are doing on other apps and websites that have nothing to do with the social …

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Xbox One February update starts rolling out

The Xbox One February update has started rolling out, including game hubs, a quick connect controller function along with updates to party chat and TV. Microsoft has listed the changes coming in an Xbox Wire post, starting off with the controller improvements. The Xbox One controller takes a while to …

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Apple is finally replacing iPhoto

Apple is finally ditching its iPhoto application along with Aperture, in order to replace them both with a new photos app for OS X Yosemite. The change over was initially promised last year but it has taken a while for Apple to get things moving. The developer version of the …

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Canon launches highest resolution full-frame DSLRs ever made

Canon has launched its new 5DS and 5DS R DSLR cameras, packing in 50 megapixels of resolution, making them the highest resolution full-frame DSLRs ever made. There isn’t a big difference between the two models, they both use 50 megapixel full-frame sensors along with the body of the 5D Mark …

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The HTC M9 has been spotted in gold

HTC’s upcoming flagship device, the HTC One M9, is set to be shown off at the Mobile World Congress next month. However, we already have our first look at the device, in gold, showing a familiar design, aside from the new camera. The handset was formally known as Hima during …

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Google Glass 2.0 to be re-designed from scratch

A while back Google made the decision to end production on the current Google Glass model that we have come to know since its launch back in 2013. The company has since taken Glass development behind closed doors and will be redesigning the next model from scratch. Speaking to The …

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Apple is making a Beats powered music streaming service

Apple is currently building a new music streaming service with features and technologies from Beats Music, according to new reports. The new service will operate on iOS, Apple TV and in a surprising twist, possibly Android as well. This news comes from 9to5Mac, which has a pretty good reputation when …

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Techland to retract DMCA takedown requests for mods

Last week, DMCA takedown notices were issued to a couple of mod creators making changes to recently released game Dying Light. However, it turns out that these DMCA notices were sent by mistake by a third-party company hired to try to suppress piracy. The Entertainment Software Association has acknowledged that …

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iOS 8 now found on 72 per cent of devices

iOS 8 had a bit of a slow start but the adoption rate is finally starting to climb up at a faster rate with almost three-quarters of all iOS devices now running the latest version, which Apple launched last year alongside the new iPhone 6. Based on the latest statistics …

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Destiny ‘House of Wolves’ expansion details leak

A hefty amount of information on Bungie’s upcoming Destiny expansion, House of Wolves, leaked online this week, including the possible release date, along with new weapons and armor. A Reddit user managed to gain access to the hidden future content via an unknown method. Apparently we can expect the House …

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Twitch hits 100 million views a month

Twitch managed to surpass the 100 million unique monthly views milestone last year, the video game streaming service has announced today. Twitch launched a new site yesterday, commemorating all of the milestones that the service has managed to surpass since its launch just a few years ago. Other stats from …

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The Star Wars Humble Bundle is live

The Humble Bundle is back, this time offering up nine classic Star Wars titles, with the promise of more to be added over the next couple of weeks, all to raise money for charity. Pay what you want games include Knights of the Old Republic and Jedi Knight Academy. Those …

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Valve to show off Khronos glNext at GDC next month

The next version of the OpenGL graphics API is set to be revealed next month at the Game Developers Conference, with Valve to give the presentation. The event page for the conference has been updated with a new session listed, titled ‘glNext: The Future of High Performance Graphics’. The session …

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Razer has updated the Blade 14 gaming notebook

Razer has updated its Blade 14 inch gaming notebook for 2015, swapping out the old GTX 870m graphics chip for the new Maxwell based GTX 970m with improved power consumption capabilities. The laptop will also be available with a 1080p screen now as well as the 3200×1800 display introduced last …

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Here is our first look at the OnePlus OxygenOS

You may have heard that OnePlus and Cyanogen had a bit of a falling out recently and as a result, the OnePlus Two will not use CyanogenMod OS but rather, a home-made operating system called OxygenOS. We now have our first look at what the OxygenOS will look like thanks …

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Sony has sold SOE

Sony has sold off Sony Online Entertainment to an investment management firm known as Columbus Nova. The developer will now be re-branded as Daybreak Game Company and will finally be able to make games for other platforms. SOE has been responsible for many multiplayer titles, including DC Universe, EverQuest, the …

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Reddit putting cryptocurrency plans on hold

Reddit has put its plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, dubbed ‘Reddit Notes’, on hold after the project’s lead engineer was let go. Reddit originally announced its plan to launch its own digital currency last year, this was the company’s way of giving its users back 10 per cent of …

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Apple to use jewellery store security protocols for Apple Watch

Apple will reportedly use similar security protocols to jewellery stores in order to protect the more expensive editions of its upcoming Apple Watch wearable, which will begin shipping in April. These security measures will be in place to protect the Apple Watch ‘Edition’ specifically, which may cost several thousand dollars …

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