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You can now sign up for the Evolve alpha

Turtle Rock, the developer behind the upcoming game Evolve has announced a public Alpha test. Places are limited so you’ll  have to fill out a short survey in order to sign up but it will give you a good taste of the game before its release in October. Update: This …

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Call of Duty gets pun heavy with weed themed camo

Call of Duty isn’t a particularly serious game, which is something surprising considering the praise heaped on it by the series’ fans for its realistic graphics and effects every time one is released. However it’s in the character packs for CoD: Ghosts that the silliness really shines through. Sitting between the …

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UK Dungeon Keeper ad banned for misleading customers

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned a Dungeon Keeper advert after ruling that it mislead customers and shouldn’t be called a free game. The investigation came after a user complained that the advert omitted significant information. The advert in question said: “GET DUNGEON KEEPER ON MOBILE FOR FREE! … …

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Murdered: Soul Suspect dev shuts down

Murdered: Soul Suspect developer, Airtight Games, has shut down shortly after the release of its final game. A sign was put up outside of the Redmond HQ stating that the company was closing down and that all of its office equipment was up for sale. Airtight recently released Murdered: Soul …

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The PS4 controller is now fully compatible with PS3

If you have problems with the Playstation 3 controller and prefer the much improved Dual Shock 4 then it might interest you to know that the gamepad is now fully compatible with Sony’s last gen console. The latest PS3 firmware update will allow users to wirelessly connect their PS4 controllers. Reddit …

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Windows 9 preview could arrive this year

Rumor has it that Microsoft is preparing a Windows 9 preview for the end of this year ahead of the Operating System’s full release next year. It is currently believed that the next iteration of Windows will mainly target those still using Windows 7. “Before Threshold is released next spring, Microsoft …

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Crytek launches free to play title Warface

Crytek has launched its free to play shooter, Warface, amid reports of the developer’s financial troubles. Warface is the latest free to play title to hit Steam, it has also been made available on the Xbox 360. Crytek is banking on this game being a success as it is promising …

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CD Projekt Red to release mobile MOBA

CD Projekt Red is the most Valve like company out there at the moment. It has a well respected, fan-focused digital distribution platform, a history of strong games and is even working on a much-hyped third title in its most popular series. Still not convinced? How about the fact that …

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Fallout 3 finished in under 24 minutes

It turns out that its possible to complete Fallout 3 in just 24 minutes as speed runner, BubblesDelFuego, has set the new world record completion time. Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic open world RPG could easily take a whole weekend for most people to beat but thanks to a few gameplay tricks, the main …

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UN Hacker teaches businesses how to stay secure

Breaking into places and getting caught doesn’t usually land you a job, but that’s exactly what happened to UN hacker Matthew Beddoes, who last year was sentenced to three years for trying to digitally steal carbon credits from the United Nations. Released late last year however, he was in Liverpool …

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Arma 2 switching from Gamespy to Steam

Bohemia Interactive has announced that it will be updating Arma 2: Operation Arrow Head in order to transition the game from Gamespy to Steam. Bohemia’s official announcement said: “As you may have heard, GameSpy is discontinuing its services and it was therefore of paramount importance to offer an alternative for the …

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Xbox One could cost the most in China

Considering most of the world’s electronics are manufactured in China, you’d assume that the locals would get the best deals on it. That’s not often the case though and it certainly doesn’t look like it’ll be for the Xbox One either. While it’s unconfirmed and “expected” at the moment, rather …

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Utorrent backs off of mandatory adverts

uTorrent maker BitTorrent Inc. was hit with a lot of flak last week for introducing mandatory adverts into its once upon a time, lightweight torrent sharing client, Utorrent. Over the weekend however, it dropped that idea and returned the service to optional advertisements. The advert in question is a small …

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Steam breaks new user records

While we might not all be thrilled with the way Valve handled this year’s Steam Summer Sale, in terms of getting people to play games, it was a resounding success. Over this weekend the digital distribution platform broke all previous records for concurrent players, topping eight million. This is its …

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Steam is revoking Sniper Elite III keys

We are receiving a lot of reports from you guys telling us that Steam is currently revoking Sniper Elite III keys bought from sites like CDKeys and Kinguin. Valve has yet to offer an official explanation or statement but this could be a sign that the company is going to …

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Steam phishing scheme can bypass two factor authentication

Steam accounts are under attack from a new phishing scam that tricks users in to downloading malicious software that bypasses Valve’s Steam Guard system, according to Malwarebytes Unpacked. Valve launched Steam Guard in 2011 and has since made it mandatory for all Steam trades. Steam Guard works by placing an SSFN …

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Blizzard aims to release Hearthstone expansion in July

Blizzard is aiming to release its first Hearthstone expansion, Curse of Naxxramas, in July, Community Manager, Aratil posted on the game’s forum. The Curse of Naxxramas will be the Collectible Card Game’s first single player expansion, featuring a small story line and adding 30 new cards to the game. “Just wanted to give …

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Valve’s Steam Summer Sale tactics are bad for all gamers

If there’s one thing PC gamers hate, it’s those horrible, by-the-numbers, mobile gaming mechanics championed by the likes of King and Zynga. The micro-transactions, pay to win scenarios, games that become more about some meta-management, rather than actually playing the game itself. Scores of companies have been smashed for this, …

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ShopTo lists Wii U, 3DS amiibo pre-orders

British retailer ShopTo has become the first retailer in the world to list Nintendo amiibo figureines for both the Wii U and 3DS, giving us our first idea of how much each of them will cost. While prices are certainly not final and should be considered changeable before the release, …

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