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Windows 8.1 beats out Windows 8 in OS race

Windows 8 wasn’t quite the disaster release that Windows Vista was back in the 00’s, but it was far from great. People didn’t like being forced into using a touch screen developed tab system on their desktop and laptop and the missing start button didn’t help much either. Fortunately it …

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The UK gaming market rose by 20% last year

The UK gaming market generated £3.48 billion in 2013, which is a notable 20 per cent more than the year before. According to the latest statistics, almost every gaming industry sector grew dramatically throughout last year, with the exception of boxed software as well as music and film, which had …

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Bomb squad called during Watch Dogs PR stunt

A PR stunt for the release of Watch Dogs didn’t go quite as planned as a bomb squad was called in to a newsroom to inspect a mysterious, “creepy” looking package sent anonymously from the PR team behind Ubisoft’s most recent game. A black safe was delivered to the Australian …

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The Order: 1886 has been delayed until 2015

One of the Playstation 4’s most anticipated exclusives so far, The Order: 1886, has had its release date pushed back to 2015, joining other next generation titles such as The Witcher 3 and Tom Clancy’s The Division. All of these delays are starting to take its toll on the software …

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Indie game looks like undersea Space Cadets

If you’re a board gamer, especially one that dabbles in cooperative experiences, then chances are you’ve come across Space Cadets, a 2-8 player game that has you defending your starship against enemies and the harsh realities of space in real time, 30 second turns. It’s a great game and it’s …

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New Zealand shuts down supercomputer after breach

A security breach at New Zealand’s 34 terraflops supercomputer, FitzRoy, caused those in charge to pull the plug on it and disconnect it from the internet, keeping it away from the nefarious individuals behind the hack. The system, owned by New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), lives …

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How successful can consoles be in China?

China lifted its 13 year long console ban back in January and as a result, console makers are preparing to capture the market. Microsoft has already announced that it will be launching the Xbox One in China sometime in September but Sony might not be far behind as it is …

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DVD Ranger cracks Cinavia anti-piracy protection

For two years, Cinavia anti-piracy protection has been a thorn in the side of pirates the world over, by popping up a message that mutes audio and halts visuals on DVD and Blu-Ray players if an unauthorised copy is detected. The technology has been around so long, it was often …

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