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Global sales of Xbox One total just over 3 million units

Following PlayStation sales report by Sony earlier on Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. also announced cumulative global shipments results for its Xbox One game system in 2013. Quite expectedly, the software giant sold less of its new-generation consoles than its arch-rival due to a number of reasons. Over three million Xbox One …

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Ford CEO denies plans to leave for Microsoft

Various market rumours pointed at Alan Mulally, current chief executive officer (CEO) of Ford Motor Co., as a potential candidate to be Microsoft Corp.’s next head, despite of the fact that he never disclosed plans to leave his current position. This week, the man who led reshaping of Ford several …

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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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EFF calls on US congress to investigate NSA

Digital rights group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is often at the forefront of defending consumer rights and the privacy of individuals online, so it’s no surprise that in the wake of increasing NSA snooping revelations and the ongoing lack of consequences for those actions, it’s calling for a full scale …

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China temporarily lifts ban on console sales

If you’ve been living in China for the past near decade and a half, you’ll have been restricted to PC gaming as your main source of video-game entertainment, since console sales were completely illegal. However it now looks like – temporarily at least – China has lifted its ban on …

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Alien: Isolation shows up on Xbox Store

The next Sega stab at publishing a game based on the Alien franchise has a lot to live up to after the debacle that was Aliens: Colonial Marines, which is why everyone held their breath when it became clear it was pushing one out as soon as mid 2014. However …

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Nintendo to pay up over 3DS patent infringement

The 3Ds might have had a slow start, but over the past year it’s been selling incredibly well, with over 40 million units sold since it was released in early 2011. Now though, Nintendo may be wishing it hadn’t done quite as well, since the courts have ruled in creating …

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The Pirate Bay founders are building a P2P internet

The Pirate Bay has been shaking up the internet for over a decade at this point, first by helping popularise torrents, then by its founders continually fighting charges that they’re responsible for what their user base does and most recently for releasing the Pirate Browser, which helped people circumvent the …

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Microsoft almost made the Xbox One discless

With the progress that services like Steam, Origin and Netflix are making these days, many think that packaged media is a thing of the past. Despite this, they continue to play an important role in the industry, but not so much that Microsoft didn’t consider removing the optical disc drive …

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Intel to show wearable computing devices at CES

Intel Corp. plans to demonstrate all-new wearable computing devices it designed in-house at the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show that begins next-week. The chip giant will also introduce a new version of Quark chip aimed at various types of electronics that need to be small and have very low power consumption. …

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LG’s upcoming webOS-powered HDTV pictured

Last year LG Electronics acquired assets related to the webOS operating system from Hewlett-Packard. Rumours about possible TV-sets based on the operating system started almost immediately after LG finalized the deal, but the company did not confirm the information. Nonetheless, a leaked photo of a TV, published on Thursday, clearly points …

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Win STEAM game this weekend!

This week we are running a little competition on our Facebook page – to win a STEAM game of your choice. All you have to do is join our funny Facebook comment thread and place a funny/entertaining caption to this image from Battlefield 4. It means you can put all …

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