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Valve creates Greenlight concept section

Greenlight

Perhaps to counter the fact that many of the first 10 games that the Steam community gave the ‘Greenlight’ to were unfinished, Valve has implemented a split in the way games are shown on the crowd voting platform. Now titles that are finished will have their own sections, while unfinished …

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Kaspersky warns of targeted Cyberbomb MiniFlame threat

Most of KitGuru’s readers are probably not schooled in the whole art of nuclear warfare – which is a good thing. Those who grew up prior to the eighties would have been presented with many documentaries on the threat posed by the USSR and its advanced nuclear weapons programmes. Reading …

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Pirate Party speaks out on Gary McKinnon extradition block

Wargames

Leader of the UK’s Pirate Party, Loz Kaye, has been speaking out about the extradition of hacker Gary McKinnon, after it was blocked yesterday by home secretary Theresa May. As you might imagine, he’s pleased. “Today’s decision is welcome, if long overdue. It’s frankly a scandal that Gary McKinnon has been …

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Mike singleton passes away, tributes pour in

Mike Singleton

One of the iconic heads of British game development in the 80s, for platforms like the Sinclair ZX81 and ZX Spectrum, Mike Singleton, perhaps most well known for games like Lords of Midnight and Midwinter, has passed away, prompting heaps of tributes from fellow developers and fans alike. The tweets …

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Microsoft issuing bans for Halo 4 pirates

Halo 4

Microsoft has announced that anyone found to have played the early release, pirated edition of Halo 4, will be given a lifetime Xbox Live ban. Some that have already played the game soon found themselves in receipt of an email from Microsoft that charged them with “prerelease title play.” Eurogamer …

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XBox Music set to launch

Prepare for a revolution. Sit down, strap in and get ready. Microsoft is on the verge of launching an amazing new system that will, wait for it, allow you to listen to the music you want, when you want and where you want. Wow. KitGuru finds a cool, dark room …

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PETA vs Pokemon

Pokemon Black and Blue

If you put Pokemon in the context of the real world, it would be a horribly cruel place to live: capturing animals and forcing them to fight till they pass out. Of course thankfully we can differentiate that it’s a game and that just because Pikachu can take a few …

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Could gamers be the next-gen security experts?

Jurassic Park

While we’re used to seeing Hollywood depict hacking and computer access as some sort of 3D world to be explored, whether it’s in Tron, or Jurassic Park, those seemingly ridiculous scenarios might actually be closer to computer security of the future than we might think. Traditionally, security officials spend their time looking …

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Does gaming make you a bad politician?

WoW Rogue

Being a gamer might not affect your actual skillset as far as being a politician goes, but it certainly seems to be giving ammunition to the opponents of one US democratic candidate. Colleen Lachowicz, who is trying to be elected as a member of the senate, is being attacked for …

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BBC to enter free music streaming market

PlayLister

The BBC is planning to enter the music streaming game, with a free to play service similar to iPlayer. Known as Playlister, the service won’t offer exactly the same thing as Spotify and its contemporaries, but will stream hundreds of thousands of BBC recordings from the network’s TV and radio …

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Sony Playstation 3 tops Australia hardware chart

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia will be cracking open the Champagne today as they have announced their Playstation 3 console has outsold all competing products to take the top spot in the first half of the year. NPD Australia data shows that the Playstation 3 is top spot in Q1/Q2 2012. …

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German government warns against IE use

Internet Explorer

With the latest of serious bugs in IE going unfixed for a couple of days now, Germany’s government has taken the surprising move to urge its citizens to stop using the long standing browser, amid fears over its security. Considering the flaw can affect all versions of the browser, it …

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Sony unveil new super slim Playstation 3 console

Sony have unveiled the new super slim Playstation 3, just in time as Nintendo focus on their Wii U gaming machine. We heard talk about this new machine earlier in the year and it has finally been shown at a press conference. We managed to get hold of a picture …

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Wii U Europe dates and prices announced

Wii U

Having slated the release of the Wii U in its native Japan for the 8th of December just yesterday, Nintendo was expected to announce a closer-to-Christmas date for the rest of the world. However those fears have proved false, with Nintendo announcing today that its next-generation console would land in …

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GoDaddy not hacked, claim router table problems

We reported yesterday that an Anonymous source had claimed responsibility for the raft of websites taken down in an ‘attack’ on GoDaddy.com. The company issued a statement claiming that the problem was based on corrupted router tables, not ‘external influences’. GoDaddy interim CEO Scott Wagner, wrote a small announcement which …

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Godaddy.com hacked, websites down

Millions of websites hosted by Godaddy.com were taken down yesterday for a couple of hours before the services started to come back online in the afternoon. A hacker who was apparently associated with the Anonymous group took responsibility on Twitter.com. Another Twitter account associated with the group has disputed the …

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