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WoW killed MMO genre, says ex-Blizzard dev

While World of Warcraft could easily be considered the most successful subscription based MMO ever made, not everyone thinks that’s a positive thing. One ex-Blizzard developer believes that making the game so accessible, killed the idea of a traditional MMO. Mark Kern is the man behind this statement and he …

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How about another Android console? From Google

We’ve mentioned it a few times in recent months, how the current gaming landscape is the most crowded it’s ever been, hardware wise. You have the PC as strong as ever and the Xbox 360 and PS3 starting to wind down but still with a big install base and plenty …

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Here’s what you’ll get in the PS4 box

Sony might have detailed what we’ll likely find in the PS4 box when it’s released, but we’ve yet to get an official confirmation through something as hard hitting as a picture; until now. Snagged from an Amazon product listing, the following picture has the whole family of cables and accessories …

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Malware goes global, with a local feel

We’re all pretty good at spotting a phishing scam, a fake page, a phony form to fill in. KitGuru readers and many internet users are pretty well versed in keeping their PCs secure and not giving anyone their details unless they’re a legitimate source – and have good reason to …

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Sony releases no-menu bug fix PS3 update

Sony released a patch earlier this week that caused a small number of PS3 owners to suddenly have a useless machine – as the main menu wouldn’t appear after a reboot. Sony quickly pulled the patch but for some people it was too late. Now though, with a little bit …

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Windows 8.1 preview ready for download

Microsoft have been listening to their customers this year. When they announced the Xbox One and all the DRM and lock out practises they were incorporating the user base went ballistic. The problems were so widespread for Microsoft that they ran back to base and came out with a new …

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Xbox One won’t ship with bundled headset

Microsoft have said that the Xbox One will not have a headset in the bundle, but that the Kinect will provide the console with out of the box ‘in game chat capabilities’. Xbox Live has long been accepted by gamers as a more ‘vocally active’ multiplayer platform than the Sony …

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Sony thinks discs will be around for a while yet

While digital downloads are certainly becoming a dominant distribution platform for PC gamers, consoles users aren’t quite there yet according to Sony’s VP of PlayStation brand marketing, Guy Longworth, who thinks disc based gaming will be around for much longer than people give it credit for. During a chat with …

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WoW Mobile Auction House still down

Update: Blizzard has now released a further statement, updating the situation: “The Mobile Auction House is still in maintenance mode. We’re working to restore full service as soon as possible. #WoW #BlizzCS” World of Warcraft’s Mobile Auction House, the smartphone tool that lets residents of Azeroth check out stats from …

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Secure storage gravitates to Swiss data banks

Since the Middle Ages, Swiss Banks have had a reputation for keeping your most valuable assets safe. The country also has a ton of secrecy laws enshrined into its national identity. Cue the 21st Century. KitGuru gets Bourne again. The Cypriot government decided to snatch money directly from bank customer’s …

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Cliffy B offers his take on the Xbone controversy

Cliff Bleszinski, or Cliffy B as he’s more commonly known, used to run the show over at Epic when it came to Gears of War development. Now he’s off doing other things but that doesn’t mean people haven’t been asking him what he thinks of the whole Xbox One debacle. Expanding …

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PS4 and Xbox One release dated

While Microsoft and Sony have both publicly stated that their respective consoles would be available worldwide during the Christmas period this year, retailers have begun putting up release dates for both systems, suggesting something a little more concrete. German website Media Markt has listed the PS4 for a 13th November …

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