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Call of Duty getting double XP weekend

If you stayed up late last night for the launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts, or are itching to get home to open up your delivered, pre-order copy, don’t worry about being several hours behind people in more Eastern parts of the world, as this coming weekend, Infinity Ward is …

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Kim Dotcom claims number one spot on CoD: Ghosts

Well that didn’t take long. Just a few hours after I wondered (sarcastically) where the man had disappeared to, Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload founder and current extradition trial fighter, has claimed the number one spot on Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer, marking the second time in the history of the …

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Anyone seen Kim Dotcom?

Legally embattled Kim Dotcom is a face you see online quite often. He’s regularly launching some rally, or announcing his intention to launch a new political party, or even just posting sarcastic comments about President Obama and his proclivity for spying on the world. But for the last day or …

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Sony details PocketStation app on Vita

It was late last week that Sony revealed its difficult to follow teaser trailer, that went on and on and eventually just featured a piece of paper suggesting upcoming news about the PocketStation, a Japan only accessory for the original PlayStation that featured a screen and controls – like Sega’s …

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$99 Wii Mini heading for US release

Nintendo announced a while ago that they were stopping all production of their original Wii console – wanting to place their focus entirely on the Wii U, which hasn’t been the sales success the company would have wanted. They are now saying that the Wii Mini, originally for the Canadian …

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Watch the Xbox One snap its apps here

While the Xbox One might be having all sorts of trouble when it comes to displaying games at 1080p and/or at 60 frames per second, one thing it is able to do is multi-task. If you’re in a game and want to look something up through the Internet Explorer browser, …

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Nintendo has suspended the Swapnote service

Nintendo has decided to suspend the Swapnote service after receiving regular evidence that the 3DS feature was being used to exchange offensive material. The Swapnote and Special notes services were suspended at 7:00 PM EST on the 31st of October so over here in the UK you would’ve found that …

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Ubisoft killing Uplay passport for all games

Ubisoft took a bit of flak yesterday from writers and readers alike, with many fans of the recently released Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, lamenting the fact that if you rented or borrowed the game, you wouldn’t be able to access Edward’s Fleet and other multiplayer features, because you needed …

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Canadian super sized Xbox One was zombie filled

Microsoft has been partaking in some more guerilla style marketing for its upcoming Xbox One console, especially in Canada, where an enormous version of the console has just been sat in a car park in Vancouver. Last night, to coincide with Halloween, the thing burst open, seeding zombies into the …

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NSA was mining Google, Yahoo servers

If you read tech news sites like ours with any frequency, chances are you’re well aware at this point that the NSA has its ear to a glass on every bedroom wall in the digital world. We’re well aware that companies like Google and Facebook cooperate with it and we …

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Sony releases comprehensive PS4 FAQ

Sony has unveiled a comprehensive FAQ about its upcoming next-gen system, the PlayStation 4, in order to answer any ongoing questions about its capabilities, features or specifications. While the candid break down is welcome from anyone that felt Sony was keeping anything on the down low, it has confirmed some …

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Win any STEAM game you want this week!

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 caption to a scene from the latest Assassins Creed game. It means you can …

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Adobe hack is much worse than originally feared

Adobe’s recent security breach, which we reported on near the start of the month, is much, much worse than originally reported. While it was initially claimed by the software maker that three million accounts had been compromised, it’s now looking like as many as 38 million may have been affected. Not …

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LoL celebrates Halloween with The Harrowing

To celebrate this festively horrifying season, League of Legends is joining in with its own “Harrowing,” update. This brings about new skins for champions, new wards and the potential to earn yourself some unique summoner icons too. New champion skins available, including a Haunted Zyra and Officer Vi, but they’ll …

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