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Final version of Watch Dogs E3 graphics mod released

The final and stable version of The Worse Mod has been released, allowing those of you that still have Watch Dogs installed to experience the game with its original E3 graphical settings along with increased NPC density and performance improvements. The mod was revealed shortly after Watch Dogs was released, …

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League of Legends hacker made $1000 a day

Last year, Shane “Jason” Duffy had his house raided by the Australian cybercrime unit for repeatedly hacking Riot’s popular MOBA, League of Legends. Duffy managed to stay out of jail on bail but it turns out that during this time, his hacks were earning him $1000 a day. How did he pull …

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Dota 2 International grand finals match up decided

The International Dota 2 championship tournament is finally coming to an end. We’ve had two weeks of single matches, eliminations and the final bracket but it all comes down to this- the grand final will see NewBee, the comeback kids of the tournament,  face off against ViCi Gaming. Newbee managed …

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Snowden calls for surveillance blocking technologies

Whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke at a New York based hacking conference, Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) this weekend. Broadcasting himseelf via a video feed from Moscow where he currently resides under threat of extradition to the US, he called on those assembled and other hackers and technology leaders around the …

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London is getting a board game cafe

Playing board games, eating snacks and drinking beer is a pretty typical weekend for many a KitGuru reader I’m sure, which is why it is certainly worth letting you know that there’s a cafe opening up in Hackney, London in September that’s designed to cater to all of it. Draughts, …

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Two more special edition PS4’s announced for Japan

Sony has announced two more special edition Playstation 4 consoles for Japan. In addition to the recently announced Frozen themed console, Japanese buyers will also be able to get a Destiny themed white PS4 or a black ‘The Last of Us’ themed console. The white, Destiny themed console looks similar …

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UK police set to trial Robocop style facial recognition

One of the biggest problems I had  with the recent Robocop remake, was that while the technology was impressive, it was so much less so than the original from back in the day. Sure robotics that can keep a person’s brain, face and spine alive without anything else is beyond what …

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US Xbox One sales doubled in June

Microsoft’s decision to sell a cheaper, Kinecless Xbox One bundle is already paying off as US sales of the console actually doubled in June. The jump in sales could also be partially attributed to the holiday lineup of games announced at E3,  including The Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive. …

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Google forms Project Zero, the anti-hack super team

Google has decided that enough is enough. Hackers, be they government sponsored security experts or bedroom nerds with a gift for social engineering, are the latest target of Google investment, as it has announced the creation of a new team of researchers called Project Zero, which is designed to find …

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A former dictator is suing Activision

Manuel Noriega, a former Panamanian dictator is suing Activision over his likeness being used in Call of Duty Black Ops 2, the latest game in the series to be developed by Treyarch. The case is similar to that of Lindsey Lohan suing Rockstar over her likeness being used in Grand Theft …

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Check out this Oculus Rift lightsaber simulator

Most Star Wars fans have dreamt of wielding a lightsaber at one point or another and now thanks to the Oculus Rift- you actually can. Using some Optitrack sensors, and an Oculus Rift DK1, Benjamin Teitler was able to create a lightsaber training simulator from scratch. In the video you can see …

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Sony might be looking to revive old franchises

Sony might be looking to revive old Playstation franchises such as Crash Bandicoot, Spyro and even Jak and Daxter in an effort to return to the brand’s roots. Sony Computer Entertainment President and group CEO, Andrew House, hinted at possible character revivals in an interview with The Telegraph: “In concept, it …

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