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Win 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 (or TitanFall if you want it). All you have to do is join our silly Facebook comment thread and place a funny/entertaining caption to this image from TitanFall. It …

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Australian accused of LoL hacking, selling player data

After six months of investigation, in a joint effort between local police forces, the FBI and Riot games, a 21 year old Australian man has been charged with hacking into online MOBA League of Legends and selling player data to other nefarious individuals. Shane Duffy purportedly stole player IP addresses …

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Microsoft unwraps DirectX 12 for PCs, tablets, smartphones and Xbox

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday unveiled DirectX 12, the latest incarnation of one of the world’s most popular application programming interfaces. The new API can not only greatly improve rendering performance, but to also bring top-notch quality graphics to all Microsoft platforms, including personal computers, tablets/smartphones and even Xbox One. One …

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PS4 update will bring HD Twitch and HDCP off options

Sony has released details of the Playstation 4’s next patch and it is all aimed at improving the console’s sharing capabilities. The system update will add an easy to use but rich video editor, HD 720p Twitch support as well as the option to turn HDCP off, allowing current users …

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Microsoft’s project Spark enters open beta

Project Spark, Microsoft’s ‘game within a game’ creation software has finally entered open beta on the Xbox One after a month of closed testing on the console, Developer, Team Dakota has announced. The PC version on the other hand is still stuck in closed beta, despite people receiving invites since December. …

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Sony shows off Morpheus Rift competitor

Yesterday Sony made the big splash everyone was waiting for and unveiled its long-in-development, virtual reality headset. Called Project Morpheus, the headset combines headphones and an HD visual display, along with head tracking and compatibility with the PlayStation move controller. Overall, Morpheus is very similar to the Oculus Rift Crystal …

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Amazon’s rumoured console could stream PC games

There have been rumours of an Amazon console/streaming device for a while now and as time goes by, signs pointing towards the retailer entering the gaming industry become more obvious. So far we’ve seen a leak for what is probably the console’s gamepad and now website TechCrunch has cited sources claiming …

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See which companies take your online security seriously

In today’s technological climate, most of us know not to use simplistic passwords for our computer, mobile or sites we visit, but no matter how many backslashes, capitals and numbers you put into it, there’s always a chance that someone will figure out a way around it, which is often …

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Rental options appear on the Playstation store

Sony revealed its plans for Playstation Now at CES in January, the game streaming service will include rental streaming options but it seems Sony might be looking to experiment with rental download options too as an option for one day, seven day and 30 day rentals appeared on titles in …

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Win 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 TitanFall. It means you can put all your …

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The real story behind Twin Galaxies

Twin Galaxies, the company that not only founded the concept of video game score keeping, but played a starring role in documentaries like King of Kong and Chasing Ghosts, has been in limbo for a while now. It changed hands a couple of times after the founder, Walter Day, sold …

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Google starts encrypting search results

Google might often be painted as the big, corporate version of the NSA, gathering up huge amounts of data on its users and then selling that on to advertisers, but it got hit pretty hard by the PRISM revelations too, just like Facebook, Yahoo and many others. To help show …

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