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Steam offers refunds for From Dust due to DRM issues

Gaming Editor Emma Boyes has written up an interesting article regarding the DRM on popular indie game ‘From Dust’. According to her report, people are being offered refunds if they are unhappy with the system in place. “Gamers were in uproar when they downloaded Ubisoft’s god game From Dust only …

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Firefox to ditch version numbers: debate rages

Firefox, the geeks favourite browser is set to remove version numbers from upcoming versions. Asa Dotzler, a director in the company has explained the reasons why they are moving to a ‘non version’ related browser. He said in a thread on the mozilla.dev.usability discussion group “We’re moving to a more …

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Playstation 3 price drops in US to $249

Gamespot have published an article detailing the first day at Gamescom. They detail that the PlayStation Vita is going to be launched in Japan later this year, with Europe and North America releases in 2012. They also discuss an upcoming price drop. Gamespot have listed the event in a time …

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Nintendo to release flame red 3DS in September

Nintendo issued a press release today highlighting an upcoming ‘flame red’ version of the 3DS. The new colour will launch on September 9th alongside their new Star Fox 64 3D title. The new releases will be tied into the $169.99 retail price drop which comes into effect on 12th August …

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Google Chrome overtakes Firefox in UK

Google’s Chrome browser has been growing in popularity now for some time, but the latest news is that it is the UK’s second most popular browser. A report from Statcounter shows that last month, Chrome took 22% of the UK market, overtaking Firefox by a small margin. Statcounter claim that …

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Nintendo president accepts 50% salary chop

We reported a few days ago that Nintendo are cutting the price of their 3DS portable unit. Sales have not met expectations and the reduction in price is sure to drive more sales. The latest news is that Nintendo employees will also have to face reductions in salary. Nintendo have …

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Nintendo 3DS gets 33%-40% price cut

Nintendo have not received the level of sales they had hoped with their latest 3DS console and according to reports they are cutting the price by a whopping 40 percent. Nintendo have had a tough year, losing over $320 million in the last quarter. Some analysts are claiming that the …

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Valve remove Dragon Age 2 from STEAM

Valve have removed Dragon Age 2 from their STEAM platform, and as yet the reasons have not been announced. Popular online publication Escapist Magazine filed a report on the removal saying “There’s no information as to why the game has been removed, although some are speculating that it might have …

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Star Wars Edition XBox 360 for Xmas: R2D2 anyone?

Something of a collector’s item has been authorised by The Jedi Council. It’s an evolution of the XBox 360 into something unbelievably cute. But if you already own one – would you buy another? KitGuru considers what this new model means. The pain in the arse about Microsoft’s updates to …

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Google+ to be used as a teaching aid?

We have reported before that Google are working hard to target the social networking sector. Previous failed attempts such as Google Wave and Buzz seem to be fueling their efforts to ramp up their efforts. College professors are apparently looking into ways of using Google+ as a student learning tool, …

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Banking malware targets Android users

Android has been reeling recently, after being targeted by several viruses and trojans. The latest spyware application known as Zitmo has been altered to target the Android Platform. Axelle Apvrille, an antivirus analyst for Fortinet has written a blog post on the subject. She says “Lately, there’s been an active …

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Modern Warfare 3 slides in next to Peppa Pig

Rather than the limited convenience of a convenience store, the modern supermarket aims to sell you everything you need, under one roof, including the petrol you need to drive there and back. We’re used to it. So how different does the shelf need to be, before KitGuru spies feel compelled …

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Electronic Arts purchase Popcap: £815m

Popcap, the maker of successful entertainment games such as Plants V Zombies have been bought over by Electronic Arts, in a deal worth around £815 million. EA have been aiming to compete in the ‘casual games’ sector, against Zynga and this move will help them enhance their portfolio. EA are …

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