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Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in China

Microsoft Corp. has decided to delay the launch of its Xbox One video game console in mainland China. The company said that it needs some additional time to polish the system before it reaches the market. Microsoft’s Xbox One will be the first foreign gaming console officially sold in China …

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Sony: Project Morpheus VR headset is 85% ready

Sony is expected to release its virtual reality headset code-named Morpheus sometimes in 2015. Apparently, the device is nearly ready. Last week the company displayed its VR hardware at the Tokyo Game Show and the product was well received by gamers, which confirms the fact that its development is basically finished. …

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Startup apps might be about to get a lot more secure

Startups are a great thing for any industry, as they bring in new people, new ideas and often that leads to innovation. However when it comes to smartphone apps, it can also lead to vulnerabilities and stolen data, as the developers don’t quite cover the bases in terms of security. …

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Home Depot hack exposes 56 million credit cards

In what is being described as one of the worst ever breaches of customer data, Home Depot, the US DIY supplies chain has announced that over a five month period, beginning in April this year, the details of over 56 million customers may have been exposed, including their credit card …

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Next MARS spacecraft to arrive this weekend

Hey Mars, guess who’s coming to dinner? No not one of those rude rover types that trundles all over your beautiful face. It’s MAVEN? She just wants to hang out in orbit and analyse your atmosphere, you’re cool with that right? Great, she should be arriving on the 21st September, this Sunday. …

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CLANG Kickstarter has officially gone belly up

Remember CLANG? The last time we talked about it was almost a year ago, when it was announced that the historically accurate swordplay title had run out of funding, despite having surpassed its half million dollar Kickstarter campaign. Now though, after a year with no updates, author and project endorser, …

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Mod brings PC master race to Civilization V

You can now play as the ‘glorious PC master race’ in Civilization V, with unique buildings, units and abilities. As you would expect, Lord Gabe Newell of the Master Race will be your leader, the mod creator, Monk Preston, has admitted that this race is over powered and due to …

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Divinity: Original Sin gets free DLC

The development team behind Divinity: Original Sin has released a free DLC update, adding two new companions to the game. The first of the companions is known as Bairdotr, a loyal ranger while the second is called Wolgraff, a silent rogue. Both characters come free as part of the Bear and the …

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Donkey Kong has a new king

If the last time you checked in with the Donkey Kong arcade game world record was the 2007 documentary, King of Kong, then you have quite a bit of catching up to do as the two competitors from the film, Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell, aren’t even in the top …

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Hearthstone hits 20 million player milestone

Who would have thought when Hearthstone launched officially earlier this year, that the next hugely popular, competitive title to hit the PC would be a collectible card game? Well you better believe it now, as Blizzard has released an image on Twitter to celebrate the fact that it now has …

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Sony: PS Vita has found its niche

Sony has insisted that it is not giving up on the Playstation Vita handheld, although it likely won’t be receiving anymore big ‘console style’ games like Killzone or Uncharted. The Vita has supposedly found its “niche” as a PS4 remote play device and is “trucking along”, according to Sony UK …

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Intel: there are 711 million PC gamers in the world

According to Intel, there are currently 711 million PC gamers in the world, which works out as one in every ten people on the planet. In addition, the desktop is “alive and well” with innovation thriving in all form factors. Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum, Kirk Skaugen said: “desktop is alive …

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