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Windows 8.1 preview ready for download

Microsoft have been listening to their customers this year. When they announced the Xbox One and all the DRM and lock out practises they were incorporating the user base went ballistic. The problems were so widespread for Microsoft that they ran back to base and came out with a new …

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Xbox One won’t ship with bundled headset

Microsoft have said that the Xbox One will not have a headset in the bundle, but that the Kinect will provide the console with out of the box ‘in game chat capabilities’. Xbox Live has long been accepted by gamers as a more ‘vocally active’ multiplayer platform than the Sony …

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Sony thinks discs will be around for a while yet

While digital downloads are certainly becoming a dominant distribution platform for PC gamers, consoles users aren’t quite there yet according to Sony’s VP of PlayStation brand marketing, Guy Longworth, who thinks disc based gaming will be around for much longer than people give it credit for. During a chat with …

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WoW Mobile Auction House still down

Update: Blizzard has now released a further statement, updating the situation: “The Mobile Auction House is still in maintenance mode. We’re working to restore full service as soon as possible. #WoW #BlizzCS” World of Warcraft’s Mobile Auction House, the smartphone tool that lets residents of Azeroth check out stats from …

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Secure storage gravitates to Swiss data banks

Since the Middle Ages, Swiss Banks have had a reputation for keeping your most valuable assets safe. The country also has a ton of secrecy laws enshrined into its national identity. Cue the 21st Century. KitGuru gets Bourne again. The Cypriot government decided to snatch money directly from bank customer’s …

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Cliffy B offers his take on the Xbone controversy

Cliff Bleszinski, or Cliffy B as he’s more commonly known, used to run the show over at Epic when it came to Gears of War development. Now he’s off doing other things but that doesn’t mean people haven’t been asking him what he thinks of the whole Xbox One debacle. Expanding …

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PS4 and Xbox One release dated

While Microsoft and Sony have both publicly stated that their respective consoles would be available worldwide during the Christmas period this year, retailers have begun putting up release dates for both systems, suggesting something a little more concrete. German website Media Markt has listed the PS4 for a 13th November …

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Xbox One is now more confused than ever

While Microsoft might have down an about face on its policies for the upcoming next-gen Xbox One system, the console landscape is now more confused than ever. Yes there’s no 24 hour check-in system, yes you can resell, trade and lend your game discs to people, but you still need …

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Microsoft 180 flip on Xbox One restrictions

I don’t think I have ever seen a worse prelaunch than the Xbox One. Microsoft had set so many restrictive rules in place that gamers didn’t know which way to turn. Was this really an easy to use console to enjoy on the sofa with friends in the evenings or …

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Satoru Iwata on Wii U sales: my bad

Nintendo’s CEO, Satoru Iwata, has said that it’s Nintendo’s fault that the Wii U isn’t selling well, mainly because the company didn’t market it well enough and that ultimately a lot of the console’s audience, is still confused about the relatively new console. This is something we’ve talked about here …

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New Humble Bundle with Android arrives

Chances are you haven’t finished playing even half the games that Humble Bundle has put out in recent months, but it’s time for another bundle, this time with Android support – get your smartphones ready. It comes complete with Aquaria, Fractal, Organ Trail: Director’s Cut, Stealth Bastard Deluxe and Pulse, …

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Sony’s latest PS3 patch has been bricking consoles

The newly released (and most recently pulled) patch from Sony for its PS3 has been bricking the consoles of many that download it. The patch in question shouldn’t be available any more so don’t fret, but just in-case, don’t download anything that looks like a 4.45 firmware update, just yet. …

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DotA 2 match fixers get lifetime ban

Starladder TV, a competitive esports network, has announced the immediate ban of two DotA 2 players after they were caught fixing games, in order to receive a payout. But this wasn’t even some shady offer from a nefarious individual, they just got caught betting against themselves. According to Joindota, Aleksey …

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GAME reports XBox ONE outselling PS4

We all mourn the passing of the huge number of high street gaming stores. Steam and the other online download engines provide an excellent service and there’s no turning back the clock, but the high street stores provide a ‘finger on the pulse’ which KitGuru loves. Here’s a great example. …

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