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Nintendo Direct announcements

Nintendo held a direct conference today, showing off some new games and updates for the Wii U and 3DS. The stream lasted about 30 minutes showing off trailers for all of the new games announced and some game-play. First up on the agenda were the Wii U announcements, starting off …

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A bumpy launch expected for GTA Online

Grand Theft Auto is a massive franchise, but even by its standards, the series has blown up in popularity with this latest release. Suddenly everybody is talking about GTA again and more importantly everybody is playing it. With GTA Online set to launch here in the UK at noon, we’re …

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Killzone: Shadow Fall is huge

As we all know, both Sony and Microsoft chose to release next gen systems with 500GB HDD’s. That doesn’t sound so bad at first, but UK managing director of Sony, Fergal Gara, has just revealed that Killzone: Shadow fall will require 50GB of space to install. That’s huge by anyone’s …

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ChatOn IM reaches 100 million user milestone

ChatOn, the IM service provided on Samsung phones, has managed to double its user base in the last four months, hitting the 100 million user milestone. The cross platform messaging service is available on: IOS, Android, Blackberry and Samsung’s own mobile OS ‘Bada’. Samsung pre-installs this app on its android …

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$100 gadget to block the NSA

John McAfee wants to protect us from the NSA, with a d-central device that communicates directly with your devices to create a private network – this network would be inaccessible to the government. The technology has been planned for a few years, but with the recent NSA leaks, work on …

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Battlefield 4 multiplayer maps and modes available day one

DICE, shortly after revealing the new improvements to its Battlelog, has now dished out more information. This time its about the multiplayer experience we can expect on day one, with multiplayer maps and modes being announced. Returning modes will include; Conquest Team Deathmatch Rush Squad Deathmatch Domination With two new modes: …

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Microsoft bringing fitness to the Xbox one

Microsoft is looking to keep its customers in shape with its new fitness app, developed for the Xbox one. All Xbox live gold subscribers will have access to the app, which uses the Kinect sensor to keep you on track with exercise programmes such as: INSANITY and P90x. With many …

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Current PS4 pre-orders confirmed for Christmas delivery

Last week we reported that there may not be enough PlayStation 4 stock to go around, causing shortages for months after release. However, Sony has come out to reassure customers that they will get their PS4’s before Christmas. Fergal Gara, Managing Director of Sony UK stated: “Everyone who has put …

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4G is expanding in the UK

EE, The company that scored itself a major head start in the 4G race, is expanding it’s coverage to 12 smaller towns – but it isn’t the only one. O2 and Vodafone are also bumping up their network coverage to five more cities starting today. The latest towns added to …

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Valve announces hardware beta testing

Earlier this week Valve announced the Steam OS. That however, was just the beginning. Today beta testing for Valve’s ‘Steam Machines’ was announced and you can be a part of it. To become eligible for beta participation you must follow these steps: Join the Steam Universe community group Agree to …

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Rockstar releases GTAV soundtrack

Rockstar isn’t done making money just yet, after earning more than $1 billion in its first week and making Grand Theft Auto V the fastest selling game of all time, its only right to release the soundtrack. ‘The Music of Grand Theft Auto V Collection’ spans across three albums with …

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New Roku streaming devices incoming

Amongst all the Apple TV rumours circulating, streaming hardware company, Roku, has decided to steal some of the limelight by releasing a new line of its streaming boxes. A  Roku 1 and Roku 2 refresh will be coming to the UK alongside the Roku 3 that was released in the …

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IMessenger unofficially comes to Android

Have you recently switched over from IOS and found yourself lost without IMessenger? Well there is an app now in the Google Play store that can emulate the experience and connect to your Apple ID. However, there is a compromise: your security and privacy. This app has been a bit …

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Battlefield 4 will include in game Battlelog

DICE has released details of its new and improved Battlelog system. Battlefield 3 had you exiting the game and returning to a webpage every time you wanted to change multiplayer servers or play some campaign on your own for a while; it was a confusing and unnecessary experiment. However, now Battlelog …

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Android 4.4 images leak with new app designs

Leaked images show Google opting for a ‘flat’ design for its stock apps in the next iteration of Android. This new design choice has shown up soon after the launch of IOS 7, which has drawn praise for its brand new look. While the leaked images are a bit blurry, …

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Project Reality will become a standalone title

Project Reality, a mod that took eight years of hard labour on various game engines to create, is now set to grow from a simple mod to a whole standalone title focusing on realism, immersion and teamwork. All too often those types of shooters end up being tactless affairs with …

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The Steam universe is expanding in 2014

Last week Gabe Newell hinted at a steam box announcement sometime soon. Now there is a website with space for three clocks, the first countdown has already begun, and it ends in 32 hours at time of writing. The signs pointing towards a console announcement are strong, the url ends …

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Free to play Soul Calibur will be a PS3 exclusive

Soul Calibur is a long running franchise of fighting games and many might remember it’s fourth iteration for featuring either Darth Vader or Yoda, depending on which console you bought it on. Well now it’s getting a free to play version on the not-quite-dead-yet PlaySatation 3. This free to play …

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Nexus 10 with £350 price tag leaks

An internal retail listing at PC world, UK, may have outed the big brother of the new Nexus 7, the Asus Nexus 10, well before it was initially intended. It also has potentially let slip the price tag too, listing it at £349.99, making this tablet that bit more expensive …

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