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Win a STEAM game of your choice this weekend!

This weekend we are running a little competition on our Facebook page – to win a STEAM game of your choice. All you have to do is join our silly Facebook comment thread and place a funny/entertaining caption to this image from Assassins Creed – Freedom Cry. It means you …

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Dotcom’s Baboom will pay you for browsing the internet

Kim Dotcom’s upcoming music streaming service, Baboom, if it takes off, will become a hot new competitor for the likes of Spotify, Youtube and other prominent music streamers. But beyond the musical side of things, Dotcom is also looking to release a tool that could help you earn money just …

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Nintendo to close DS, Wii online in May

Update: This has now been extended to the US as well. No word on European shut down, but presumably that will be around the same time or not long after. Original story: If you live in Japan or Australia and your favourite game on the Wii is an online one, …

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Console South Park to be censored in Europe

If you were planning on picking up the expectedly raunchy South Park: Stick of Truth on either the Xbox 360 or PS3, you might want to reconsider a PC purchase, since the console versions of the game are being censored in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with key scenes …

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God of War studio hit with layoffs

Sony Santa Monica, a studio mostly known for the God of War series has had to cut its work force down and cancel an unannounced project this week, despite moving in to a new office and attempting to expand just last month, Sony has confirmed. “SCEA can confirm that we …

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WhatsApp to take on Skype with voice calls

WhatsApp might only have just announced its acquisition by Facebook for an eye watering $19 billion worth of cash, stocks and employee share options, but it’s already got new developments planned. One of the biggest, is voice calls, which means the messaging service is no longer just challenging the likes …

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Xbox One receives a slight price drop and new bundle in the UK

The Xbox One has been lagging behind the Playstation 4 in terms of sales and performance in some multi-platform titles but exclusives are a powerful thing and Microsoft certainly intends to take advantage of Titanfall’s impending release. From the 28th of February the Xbox One will be receiving a UK …

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Win Thief 2014 this week on PC!

This week we are running a little competition on our Facebook page – to win 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 can put …

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Realplayer is back, as a cloud video sharing service

Real Player is one of those names that harkens back to days gone past, where VLC wasn’t the answer to every video playing option and ripping DVDs was far more legally contested. But today it’s hoping to revamp that image, with a new service that could take the fight to …

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Grim Fandango mod adds mouse support

Grim Fandango is one of the best remembered adventure titles of yesteryear, making it criminal that it’s yet to appear on a site like GoG.com. However, at least if you do manage to get yourself a disc copy, or find a dubiously legal copy on some file sharing site, you’ll …

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Sony is currently making a Console Wars movie

A feature film based on the console war between Nintendo and Sega is currently in production at Sony Pictures, the documentary will chronicle the long history between the two companies as well as “the battle that defined a generation”. The film will be based on the book of the same …

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Google nearly bought Whatsapp for over $20 billion

Yesterday the news hit that Facebook was paying almost $20 billion for social messaging app, WhatsApp, which when it goes through will be one of the biggest tech acquisitions ever and certainly the largest one for a startup less than five years old. However the deal could have been even …

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uTorrent version 3.4 speeds up downloading

uTorrent has been criticised a lot over the past couple of years, often for going from its very minimalist, simple client to a much more packed piece of software combining lots of new features. However, this latest update is likely to please even the most jaded of downloaders, as it …

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Microsoft turned down PS4 exclusive Rime

Some leaked documents obtained by VG Leaks reveal that Rime developer, Tequila Works, originally pitched the game to Microsoft under the working title, Echoes of Siren. Microsoft passed on the game but has since implied that this was a mistake. The now Playstation exclusive title currently has no release date but …

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Nintendo cleared in 3DS and DSI patent infringement case

Back in July 2012, Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corp filed a collective complaint against Nintendo for infringing on their high-performance, low-cost microprocessor patents. Apparently these micro-processors were used in both the DSI and 3DS but today the Trade Commission has cleared Nintendo, saying that neither …

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