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No online DRM for Sims 4

Yesterday at Gamescom, EA Games and Maxis debuted a trailer for their highly expected Sims 4 game, set for release later this year. However, it wasn’t all nude shower patches and make-believe-languages, some people were worried that we’d see the same sort of forced-online DRM that we had with Sim …

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This pulled Ouya ad is… different

While the little Android console Ouya, isn’t exactly kicking up a storm of interest in itself, the developers are certainly branching out with their advertising, targeting Ren and Stimpy fans with a vomit and gore filled, cartoon advert for itself. There’s also more than a minor swing taken at more …

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League of Legends accounts hacked, credit card data stolen

Riot games has admitted via its official site that unfortunately, a portion of its North American user base, has had their account details exposed in what we can presume was some sort of hack. However, Riot never explicitly states this, saying that instead data was “compromised,” so either it’s avoiding …

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Sony announces Playstation 4 release dates

Sony have announced their intended release dates for the next generation Playstation 4 console. The dates are set at 15th November in North America and 29th November in Europe. The Xbox One will go on sale in the same month, although some countries will now have to wait until 2014 …

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Kong Off 3 Online Qualifier results are in

Inspiration and crushed dreams all rolled in to one, that’s what high-level Donkey Kong scores are. They show us what we’d potentially be capable of if we spent an inordinate amount of time jumping barrels and punching out rivets, but at the same time, they show us just how much …

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Mozilla to launch Metro friendly Firefox December 10th

Mozilla released the notes from their latest Firefox planning meeting showing that they plan on releasing a version of Firefox for Windows 8’s ‘Metro’ user interface system. The preview release will officially arrive as part of the companies Firefox 26 release on December 10th. If you want it earlier, then …

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Microsoft claims Google obtuse over Windows phone Youtube app

Microsoft has accused Google of deliberately sabotaging its ability to have a working Youtube application on the Windows phone platform, by “manufacturing” reasons why it could revoke the Windows maker’s license to use the Youtube API. In a blog post titled, “The limits of Google’s openness,” Microsoft corporate VP and …

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GeekBench 3 released

The latest version of Geekbench has just been released, the first major update to the program in 6 years. The software is available for Windows, OSX, Linux, Android and iOS. Geekbench 3 includes 15 new benchmark tests that are designed to model real-world processor intensive tasks.  The new tests cover …

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EA goes Humble with a new bundle

EA Games might not be everyone’s favourite company, but it’s trying to turn that image around. No not with some big new advertising campaign, but by writing a cheque to charity, using its games to fund it. Teaming up with the guys at Humble Bundle, EA is offering a  huge …

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GTA5 – what’s hot in Los Santos

Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the most awaiting new games to be released this year. This and WatchDogs are on my top ‘to get list’ before the year end. RockStar have released a ‘travelogue’ for the upcoming title with a focus on locations. Los Angeles and Southern California …

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UK ‘critical’ companies to get cybercrime support

Companies which are classified as being critical to the infrastructure of the United Kingdom are going to receive support to prevent serious cyber attacks. A new service is starting which will combine industry experts with the services of a British eavesdropping agency. Yesterday the two cyber incident response units launched …

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Are you suffering from ‘Game Boy Back’?

If you or your child is having difficulty standing up straight then you may need to blame your console. The effects of hunching over to play with smartphones, consoles and tablets have created what two Dutch orthopaedic experts are calling ‘Game Boy Back’. These back problems are normally associated with …

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Comment Crew may be using new hack techniques

A group of Chinese hackers called the ‘Comment Crew’ have resumed their attacks against dissidents. FireEye, a security organisation who specialise in stopping sophisticated attacks have documented attackers who are using a new set of tools and evasion techniques. The company cannot name their clients but Rob Rachwald, director of …

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