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War Z producer gives ‘sage’ advice

Hammerpoint

Sergey Titov, executive producer of problematic, recycled idea-fest, The War Z, has been speaking out at the Games Developer Conference with some advice for anyone trying to release an online game, or one with micro-transactions. According to Titov, one of gamer’s favourite features about The War Z, is that despite …

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PC games sales made £13.24 billion in 2012

Microtransactions

An organisation that combines the two giants of gamer chip creation, AMD and Intel, has announced through a new report that PC gaming grew once again in 2012, managing to generate well over £10 billion. Known as the PC Games Alliance, a non-profit organisation with aims to further PC gaming …

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Windows Blue, the true successor to Windows 7?

Microsoft have acknowledged the existence of Windows Blue, the operating system they hope will win the hearts and minds of the enthusiast audience. Microsoft’s vice president of corporate communications Frank X has made a mention of Windows Blue. He wrote in a March 26th blog post “With a remarkable foundation …

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Unsuspecting users involved in Spamhaus DNS attacks

There may be hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting British computer users involved in cyber attack, because their router has been compromised. Spamhaus, which runs a filtering service used to stop spam emails has been under attack from 18th march after they added a Dutch hosting organisation called CyberBunker to their …

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Upcoming Wii U update will cut loads times

Due for release in April, a Wii U firmware update from Nintendo is set to cut loading times down by a significant margin. To showcase this, Nintendo released a short video that shows how much quicker the Wii U is able to get back to the main menu when leaving …

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Win BioShock Infinite and Crysis 3 codes!

Are you waiting to get hold of Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite? You may want to enter our little competition running on Facebook for the next couple of days. We are giving away codes for both, meaning you can keep your hard earned money for something more important such as …

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Sony make moves for more indie games on PS4

Sony made announcements that they are bringing more independent games to the Playstation 4 console. Zombie’s Studios’ Blacklight: Retribution will make an appearance on the next gen Sony platform. According to a report on Gamasutra “The company also announced that popular parody fighting game Divekick, new puzzle game Metrico, from …

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Faux BBC and CNN news emails contain malware

Blackhole

If you’ve been getting lookalike news emails from CNN or the BBC in the past few days, you could have been hit by a malware attack and it may well be worth doing a few safe mode scans with popular anti-malware software, if an AVG report on the Blackhole exploit …

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What’s cool about the Wii U? It plays Wii U games.

Why Wii U

This is one of Nintendo’s big selling points, that it’s hoping will help turn the tide of very sub-par sales of its new console, with new marketing information. In it, the Japanese firm highlights the differences between the Wii and the Wii U and would you believe it, the Wii …

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China loves Linux

Red Flag

While you would think that China, with its restrictive web and seeming dislike of personal freedoms, would be all about locked down operating systems, it’s not. In fact, it’s such a fan of Linux, that the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, is teaming up with British firm Canonical, …

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Win Bioshock Infinite and Crysis 3 codes !

Are you waiting to get hold of Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite? You may want to enter our little competition running on Facebook for the next couple of days. We are giving away codes for both, meaning you can keep your hard earned money for something more important such as …

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Hideo Kojima discusses next-gen Fox game engine

AorB

The Fox engine is a cross-platform development that will be used in upcoming games like Pro Evolution Soccer 2014, The Phantom Pain and the next Metal Gear title, but beyond that, we don’t know much about it. Fortunately, Hideo Kojima has spoken out on Twitter to give us some ideas. The original …

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High profile Microsoft employee Xbox Live accounts hacked

Xbox Hack

Well I say hacked, in reality I mean social engineered. It turns out that some high profile Microsoft employees have had their accounts taken over by a nefarious few, who used the employees’ social security numbers and other services’ customer support to gain access. Microsoft has been keen to point …

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More evidence that Xbox 720 will be always online

Xbox 720 XDK

Despite the horrible beating EA and Maxis have gotten for the recent gaff with the new Sim City, it looks like they aren’t the only companies considering the idea of always on systems. Microsoft could very well be pushing for it with the next Xbox and this could lead to …

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Riot announces further player crack downs

With the most popular game in the world right now, it’s not surprising that Riot is forced to deal with some irritatingly “toxic” players from time to time. However today’s crack down is on an entire team for ELO boosting and one for seeming to DDOS an opposing player mid-game. The near …

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No nuclear power stations, says NATO cyber war manual

Hackers

A new NATO document on state-sponsored hacking has suggested some targets that are off-limits, in the same way that the UN doesn’t allow for the stockpiling or usage of chemical weapons. This manual has suggested that the no-go areas of digital warfare are: hospitals, nuclear power stations, dams and dykes. …

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