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BBM to come pre-loaded on Android smartphones

As soon as the Blackberry Messenger app went cross platform it became a hit, garnering over ten million downloads in its first 24 hours on both the Play Store and the IOS App Store. Thanks to the massive surge in popularity, you may find BBM coming pre-installed on several Android …

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The Moto X is coming to the UK next month

The Moto X smartphone had a lot of hype surrounding it leading up to its US launch late last year, it was the first Motorola device to be released under Google’s ownership and it certainly shows. The phone focuses heavily on software improvements and the user experience rather than the …

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Sony speaks out on Playstation Vita’s shortcomings

It’s no secret that the PS Vita hasn’t enjoyed the same level of success that the original PSP had, there’s very few games for the hand-held and sale figures are often disappointing.  So why has this happened?  Sony UK Managing Director, Fergal Gara, has an explanation: “In all honesty, higher sales …

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Sim City is finally getting an Offline mode

Almost a year after its painful release, Sim City is finally getting an offline mode in the game’s next update, developer Maxis has just announced. While an offline mode is much appreciated, it has raised an important question- How is it suddenly possible to have an offline mode now, when …

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343 Industries hire professional Halo player

Halo 4 developer, 343 Industries, has just hired professional gamer Eric “GH057ayame” Hewitt, a professional Halo player who is best known for his competing as a part of Team Carbon. The studio’s latest employee let the news out over the weekend after tweeting “Ready to get back to work?” followed by …

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Steam OS now supports AMD and Intel graphics

Valve recently announced its first wave of pre-built Steam Machines all coming from different manufacturers in different configurations but here at KitGuru we know that most of you prefer to build your own system so if you were interested in building your own ITX PC running Steam OS then you’ll …

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Steam now comes with parental controls

Late last night the Steam client was updated to bring family options to all Steam accounts, many users and even a couple of news sites misinterpreted the patch notes and thought that the long awaited sharing feature had arrived but this was unfortunately not the case, for now we’ve just …

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Titanfall to be limited to 6V6 in multiplayer matches

Respawn, the developer behind the upcoming Microsoft exclusive game Titanfall, has just announced that the game’s multiplayer mode will only allow for 12 players in 6V6 matches online. Respawn Vice President, Vince Zampella, confirmed this on Twitter: “6v6 is max player count. Turned out to be the best balance with AI …

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Alienware’s Steam Machine could be the one to watch

Yesterday Valve began showing off the first wave of Steam Machines due to release throughout the year but out of the lengthy list of manufacturers, it seems that Alienware could be the one to watch. Alienware has always been known for its stylish but arguably overpriced gaming PC’s and laptops …

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MSI showcases its 2014 line up at CES

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show kicked off today and it looks like the folks over at MSI are off to a flying start as they have begun showcasing the company’s 2014 line up of high performance Gaming Laptops, Workstations, All-in-Ones, Tablets and PC components. At the MGM Skyline Marquee Suites, you’ll …

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Nvidia announces ecosystem of Game-Stream certified products

Nvidia has been pushing its Game-Stream technology recently, the service originally launched on the Nvidia Shield handheld late last year and was arguably its biggest feature, but now it seems that the graphics chip maker is looking to expand as it has just announced its partnership with several other companies …

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Fox TV sued Simpsons linker for $10 million

A few weeks ago we published a story going over a lawsuit against an Ex-Admin of the torrent site, Swebits. That Ex-Admin was being fined over half a million dollars in damages for uploading one movie but that’s nothing compared to what this guy’s got coming to him. An un-named …

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Skype’s Twitter

The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked in to the official Skype Twitter account to accuse Microsoft of selling user data to governments around the world. The first in a series of tweets reads: “Don’t use Microsoft emails (hotmail, outlook). They are monitoring your accounts and selling the data to the …

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Round one of the console wars officially goes to Sony

Gaming on a budget involves a couple of pretty important decisions, the first decision you’re going to have to make is usually which platform your going to dedicate your money to and while PC gaming has grown, consoles still remain the more popular choice for mainstream buyers. While both the …

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Deadpool delisted from digital outlets

If you’re at all interested in playing the Deadpool game, which was released mid 2013, then you might want to do it soon as the game is mysteriously disappearing from digital stores without explanation or warning. Deadpool the game was developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision, the …

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Devil’s Third is on track for release in 2014

Dead or Alive creator, Tomonobu Itagaki, along with Valhalla Game Studios, have been working on an all new action game titled ‘Devil’s Third’ for some time now. Originally THQ was signed on to publish but as we all know, THQ is no longer with us, since then there has been little …

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Netflix introduces cheaper streaming plan

Netflix has started offering a cheaper streaming plan option in North America, the new plan will come in at $6.99, which is just one dollar short of the regular $7.99 option, so what’s the catch? The cheaper plan comes with two restrictions: The cheap plan will only allow users to …

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Ben Heck creates one handed Xbox One controller

Console Modder, Ben Heck, has took it upon himself to create a single handed accessibility mod for the Xbox One controller to help disabled gamers. The controller mod was created in conjunction with Newark Element14, which revealed the new controller in a teaser for the next episode of The Ben …

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China bans Battlefield 4

Some bad news came down the pipeline over the weekend as Battlefield 4 has been officially banned in China and as you might know, a Chinese ban is pretty strict. Not only can the game not be sold but the Chinese Ministry of Culture has issued a notice prohibiting the …

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Intel hires 16 year old for new devices group

Last year Joey Hurdy, a 15 year old kid with autism, went to a science fair at the White House where he met the President and demonstrated his home made Marshmallow cannon for him. Since shooting Marshmallows around the White House, Joey has been keeping himself busy by going on …

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Notch debunks Minecraft Wii U rumour

The rumour had a good run but it’s over now, Notch has officially debunked the Minecraft Wii U rumour although, he does agree that the game would be a good fit for the console. A Wii U version isn’t completely off the cards forever but right now Notch and the Minecraft …

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