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Wii U update could cut load times by 50 per cent

While not that many people have Wii Us, one of the complaints those that do often have is the time it takes for a game to actually load and for you to begin play. Nintendo it seems is well aware of this, as “this summer,” it plans to release an …

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Amazon is working on a game console – rumour

The mysterious “V1” device which Amazon reportedly demonstrated late last year behind closed doors may be its video game console, which is due later this year, according to unofficial information. In case the information is correct, then Amazon may become an arch-rival for Microsoft Corp., Nintendo and Sony Corp. later …

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Angry Birds data used by GCHQ and NSA

In the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks from early 2013, the western world and specifically US and British citizens, have come to accept that the NSA and GCHQ have no doubt snooped in our conversations, metadata, Facebook posts and more, with the excuse that they’re protecting us from terrorism. …

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Rare Nintendo game buyer claims bid was a mistake

When the poor condition but still incredibly rare Nintendo World Championship NES cartridge hit eBay last week, word spread through the Internet quickly and unfortunately for the seller, that resulted in a series of not so serious bids which were swiftly met with retractions: The winning bid totalled in at $99,902, …

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There will be a Titanfall beta soon

After a week or so of speculation we finally have confirmation that gamers will have a chance to beta test Titanfall on both the Xbox One and PC sometime soon. Respawn co-founder, Vince Zampella announced the beta earlier today on Twitter: “I’m sure no one has been able to guess from …

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Microsoft buys the Gears of War franchise

Microsoft has just bought the rights to all past and future Gears of War games, the acquisition also brings the return of Rod Fergusson, former Gears of War Producer and Director of Production who had previously left Epic Games after the third game in the series was released. From now …

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Win THIEF 4 on PC this week!

This week we are running a little competition on our Facebook page – to win the upcoming Thief 2014 on the PC. All you have to do is join our funny Facebook comment thread and place a funny/entertaining caption to this image from the very same game. It means you …

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Monster Hunter 4 coming to the west, on 3DS

Monster Hunter fans in the west don’t get much in the way of love from Capcom when it comes to the new releases in the series. We’re not getting a look in with the Chinese Cryengine PC version, Monster Hunter Online, and it’s taken untill now for the developer to …

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Microsoft shipped 3.9 million Xbox Ones since launch

While Microsoft might have fallen behind Sony early on in sales of its current generation console, the Xbox One, it has kept up the pace since then, having shipped 3.9 million consoles to retailers since launch. Of course that doesn’t necessarily tell us much about the actual sales numbers, but …

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Win Thief 2014 on PC this weekend!

This weekend we are running a little competition on our Facebook page – to win the upcoming Thief 2014 on the PC. All you have to do is join our funny Facebook comment thread and place a funny/entertaining caption to this image from the very same game. It means you …

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EU Court gives legal approval to console modders

For a long time we’ve seen companies do everything from express apathy towards those that come up with workarounds for their DRM and other console anti-piracy systems, to full blown taking them to court over it and attempting to track down their fans via IP address. However those same companies …

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Riot enforces LoL no poaching rule

While it’s one thing to be a team manager and attempt to lure players away from one esports team to the other, it’s another thing entirely to do so as a player. Riot doesn’t mess around when it comes to this stuff either and to prove that point has fined …

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S. Korea mulls 5G wireless Internet with 1000x 4G/LTE speed by 2020

The South Korean government plans to invest approximately 1.6 trillion of won ($1.49 billion, €1.088 billion, £895.89 million) into joint development and commercialization of the 5G wireless telecommunication technology with commercial companies. The 5G promises to be around a thousand times faster than existing standards. The science ministry of South …

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