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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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Hacked casino CCTV nets hackers £22 million

All this went down at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia.

In something that seems more like a scene from 21 or an Ocean’s # movie, hackers in Australia have managed to nab over £20 million worth of down under dollars from a casino, after hacking its CCTV security system and using it to spy on the opposition’s cards. Like any …

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Two other games not coming to Wii U

Riptide

The Wii U’s future as one of the main consoles available for consumers is really not looking good. Not even taking into consideration the fact that many consumers confuse it with its predecessor, its price is already dropping because of poor sales – and another developer has announced its upcoming …

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Valve’s business boomed 50 per cent in 2012

Gabe Newell got a chance to speak in the UK recently, after being awarded the fellowship Bafta. The acceptance speech was full of the sort of thanks and jokes you’d expect, but the interview afterwards was a bit more illuminating: Gabe said Valve had grown by as much as 50 …

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Wii U has worst US console sales in two generations

WiiU

Despite Nintendo’s bosses putting a brave face on things, all is not well with Wii U sales numbers. According to a new report, in the US, only 64,000 units were sold throughout the whole of February. Considering the gamepad sporting console hasn’t even been out six months yet, this is …

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Win Tomb Raider 2013 and BioShock Infinite!

Are you waiting to get hold of Tomb Raider 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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Billboard hackers given security bounty

Hacked4fun

Similar to the way that Kim Dotcom’s Mega has been doling out rewards to those that manage to find flaws in its security, a pair of hackers from Serbia have been given prizes for hacking into a local billboard and playing space invaders on it. We reported on the duo …

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Asda and Amazon drop Wii U pricing by £50

Wii U

If Asda was the vanguard of the Wii U price drops, then Amazon was the main. While the supermarket chain might have beaten the online retailer to the punch, dropping its price by £50 before anyone else, Amazon wasn’t far behind, announcing a similar price drop soon after. This means …

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