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Spotify to ditch P2P sharing

Spotify is ending its usage of peer to peer networking technology, after many years of successful usage. Why? It’s not clear, but the extremely popular music streaming service is gradually phasing out its P2P roots and transferring everything over to central servers. It seems like a strange move for the …

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The first Heartbleed hacker has been arrested

The Heartbleed bug has been around for a couple of years but it caused quite a stir when it was publicly revealed last week. However, there had been no reports of people abusing the bug until now, a Canadian hacker has become the first person to get arrested for abusing …

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Sony has sold seven million PS4s

Even if performance on them might not be remotely as good as a  mid-range gaming PC, the new-gen consoles are continuing to fly off the shelves, specifically from the PlayStation camp, with Sony reporting that so far, since its release, the PS4 has sold over seven million units. Chances are …

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Twitch now funding projects, selling games

Twitch might have solidified itself as a solid way for pro-gamers to make money, by simply streaming their practice sessions, but the service itself is looking to diversify its income beyond advertising. It’s now begun selling games and is looking to help fund future projects. Indie title Nuclear Throne is …

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At 25 you’re too old to be a pro gamer

I promise you I didn’t wake up this morning looking to crush dreams, but if you find yourself blowing candles out on your 25th birthday and you haven’t made it as a pro gamer yet, chances are you aren’t going to, because your reaction times are already starting to decline. …

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Half-Life speed run world record set

Speed running team, ‘Quadrazoid’ has set a new world record by beating Half-Life in just 20 minutes and 41 seconds, comfortably beating the previous record of 29 minutes and 41 seconds by about a the third of the time. This wasn’t just a stroke of luck though, the speed run …

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Riot fines LoL pro player over toxic play

“Toxic” players is a term thrown around a lot in the League of Legends community, often aimed at the worst of a small group of players that make a habit of belittling others and harassing their gameplay at every turn. However sometimes that attitudes pervades the professional leagues as well …

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Age of Empires is going mobile

Age of Empires, the history based RTS game is now coming to mobile devices, the last main instalment to the series was Age of Empires III which came out in 2005. An online focused game came out in 2011 but failed to take off and as a result, it will …

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The next Sid Meier: Civilisation is set in space

That’s right, the next time you’ll be taking over control of an entire civilisation, you won’t be battling over the land and seas of our home world, but over the frontiers of the galaxy, in Sid Meier’s Civilisation: Beyond Earth, a spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri. Announced at PAX as …

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Evolve has ugly local wildlife – new screenshots

Evolve is not a game about pretty butterflies and majestic antelope, blissfully feeding across the plains of Africa on our home world, Earth. No, it’s about hunting down giant, alien feeding machines on strange and hostile foreign planets – with some of the ugliest wildlife in the galaxy. Fortunately for …

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UK retailers cutting down Xbox One prices even more

Microsoft has been getting pretty aggressive with its pricing recently, once Titanfall launched, the Xbox One dropped in price to £399.99 and now the Titanfall bundle has been cut down further to match the PS4 at £349,99, which is closing in on £100 off of the console’s original launch price. …

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Dropbox taking the fight to photo sharers with Carousel

Dropbox has been the darling of file locker users for some time now – with its simplistic interface and free storage, it’s no wonder. But one of the biggest uses of online storage is for personal photos, something that with the growth of Facebook company Instagram and other competitors, Dropbox …

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Atlus saves failed RPG Kickstarter

Indie studio, Eden Industries, went to Kickstarter to fund its retro RPG, Citizens of Earth but only came out with a third of the necessary funds to create the game, which seemingly doomed the project until publisher, Atlus, swooped in to save the day. Atlus, which has published titles like …

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Borderlands the Pre-Sequel is official

Yesterday we reported on rumours of a Borderlands Pre-Sequel, which was said to be in development at 2K Australia and it turns out that the rumour was true, a new Borderlands game is in the works and not being worked on by Gearbox. The game will be set in space …

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Xbox 360 emulation being considered for Xbox One

Backwards compatibility was thrown out with the release of the Xbox One and Playstation 4, Sony recently announced that its solution would be to stream games via Playstation Now but Microsoft has yet to come up with a plan. However, the company is considering Xbox 360 emulation for the Xbox …

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Kapersky on XP end of life compound problems

Today is the day that Microsoft officially ends support for Windows XP, one of its most popular pieces of software ever and of course, everyone is trying to scare up a storm so that in the wake of no more patches, you buy something to protect yourself. And Kapersky is …

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