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Rumour: Wii U still selling really badly

It looks like according to one analyst at least, the Wii U is still selling incredibly poorly. To put it in perspective, it was outsold by the Xbox 360, PS3, and the previous generation’s Wii, throughout the whole of April. The numbers paint a more detailed picture, though hardly an …

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Blizzard Game Director Tom Chilton gives an interview

It’s a little strange when a company interviews itself, but that’s what happens when you’re a multi-billion dollar corporation with huge resources and an audience that would make most national newspapers weep. Tom Chilton is a Game Director for Blizzard and he’s been talking to, well, Blizzard about Escalation. Within …

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PS4 teaser shows blurry console, coming at E3

The PS4, as we all expected, will be making its big debut at E3 this year. Microsoft is of course jumping the gun and getting in its next-Xbox unveiling tomorrow, so just to remind you that Sony is waiting in the wings, it’s released a teaser video that shows blurry …

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Mega launches event notifications and zipped downloads

Kim Dotcom’s cloud based file locker, Mega, has launched a new feature called Event Notifications, which informs you of all “relevant activities” of your cloud partners, meaning you can keep an eye on what everyone’s doing when they access your files and folders. On top of that, you can also …

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Ouya’s E3 appearance is an odd one too

Last Friday we heard how Nintendo was going to be holding mini-E3s around the US at Best Buy stores, showing off unreleased Wii U games to the public as well as or instead of the journos at the actual event. Ouya are doing something a bit different too. Its E3 …

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Valve is running a beta for Steam Cards now

Yesterday we talked about the new leveling system that Steam profiles are getting, but apparently that’s not the only shake up Valve is introducing. Another new feature which is now in beta, is a Steam trading card system. This isn’t a game though, but more like achievements, that aren’t just achievements, if …

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EA Games is ditching online passes

Thank god. EA Games has announced that due to its player base not really taking it up on the offer of paying for games’ multiplayer content, after they bought the game second hand or borrowed it from a friend, that it was dropping the much hated Online Pass system. “We’re …

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Sony copyrights PS4 tagline, Greatness Awaits

Sony has had some famous taglines for its consoles over the years, often with several significant ones landing with each generation. Often though there’s one that sticks in your memory a little more. With the PS One it was “Do not underestimate the power of PlayStation,” while the PS2 had …

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Yo dawg, I heard you like Mortal Kombat and Doom

Remember when you played Day of the Tentacle and it let you play Maniac Mansion, inside DotT? Well this is a bit like that, except it’s two guys playing Mortal Kombat in a Doom multiplayer map. It’s pretty fully featured too, with character select, authentic sounds, original visuals and no …

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Where in the world are you, in Google Maps?

This is the basic premise for web-game, GeoGuessr, which sees you trying to figure out where in the world you are, based solely on what you can see on a Google Maps streetview screen. Of course you know where you actually are, but where is your virtual counterpart? That strange …

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Another pro gamer bites the dust

At least, in terms of staying with his current team, Evil Geniuses. This one doesn’t involve the “toxic” gamers in League of Legends, but a Starcraft 2 pro player called Idra, real name Greg Fields. The reason behind his firing? He insulted fans and made as if he couldn’t care …

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Ouya secures $15 million in new round of funding

The Ouya Android console has taken a bit of a beating recently. Early reviews of the developer hardware that went out were not good. People described it as being significantly underpowered and only offering something that most smartphones are capable of. Despite this, the company behind it have managed to secure another …

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Remember BC? Someone is finally making it

After Black and White 2, but before Project Ego that eventually became the Fable franchise, Peter Molyneux worked on a game called BC. This was back in the early 2000s and I couldn’t have been more excited about it. You were a caveman hunter, trying to survive and help your …

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World of Warcraft is still hemorrhaging players

World of Warcraft, the MMO that defined the genre for at least half a decade, is continuing its steady decline, with another large number of players leaving in the past few months. In the last quarter, as many as 1.3 million players closed their subscriptions, ending their time in Azeroth. …

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Norton costs more than 3TB storage solution

The are plenty of ways to measure value in a given market – and each industry has its own quirks – but two offers landed in the KitGuru spam-sack this morning that, side-by-side, gave us pause. Even with the constant improvements to hard drive production cost efficiency, does this pairing …

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Humble Double Fine Bundle is going well

I should have done a news story when this launched, but they always come at such unsociable hours for us Brits. Yes, a new Humble Bundle is out there for you to pay what you want for and it’s all based around Double Fine, that Tim Schafer helmed ship of …

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EA Games is dropping all gun licensing deals

We hear about game licensing quite often with certain titles. The Fifa games have the license to use real player names, the Gran Turismo games (among others) can use the real names and likenesses of cars and so on. One you don’t often think about though, is the licensing deals FPS developers …

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Windows 8 successor coming this year

Remember Windows ME? Windows Vista? Windows 8? Microsoft would rather you didn’t and to help brush your memory of the last one further under the mat, it’s already planning the release of the sequel. It’s called Windows Blue and it’s coming later this year. It’s not a complete overhaul like you might …

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EA just got the Star Wars video game license

Disney, the new owners of the Star Wars franchise, has already farmed out the license for video game development to a new company and guess who it is? Everyone’s favourite always-on publisher, Electronic Arts! Hurray… right? This license is pretty all encompassing too, giving EA the right to develop games across …

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