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ESEA is now blaming unnamed employee for bitcoin mining

Yesterday we reported on how the anti-cheat, esports organisation, ESEA, had somehow managed to setup GPU bitcoin mining processes alongside its server software. Initially they blamed a server restart for implementing what they claimed was an “April fools” gag, but now they’re pointing the finger at an unnamed employee. The …

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Lovefilm revamps PS3 app with version 2.0

LoveFilm, a former Amazon company was bought up by the retail giant once again after it started doing very well in the DVD rental game. Today though it’s all about online streaming, and in that department (especially on the PS3) LoveFilm just wasn’t as fancy as its main competitor, Netflix. …

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Star Citizen clears nine million dollars

Star Citizen, the biggest gaming crowd funding success story, has now tipped the scales at over $9 million (£5.8 million). However only a small portion of that came from Kickstarter, the rest has slowly ticked up on the official site, half making you wonder if Kickstarter is even necessary any …

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ESEA server client is infected with Bitcoin mining malware

The ESEA server client is designed to prevent cheaters, hackers and griefers in competitive online games like Counter Strike and Team Fortress 2. However recently it was discovered that for the past couple of weeks, the software had actually been home to a Bitcoin mining piece of malware too. The …

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Some FPS gamers have weird play styles

I imagine most of us play shooters with the keyboard in-front of us, slightly over to the left perhaps, whilst the right hand sits on top of the mouse and we’re two to three feet from the screen we’re staring intently at. Apparently that’s not a method everone enjoys though. This image …

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Next Xbox not as far along as Microsoft wants

Let’s crank out the rumour mill on this Tuesday morning, because it’s time to speculate on the next-gen. According to some reliable sources over at Kotaku, the next-generation Xbox console from Microsoft, is as much as six months behind in its development cycle. On top of that, a handful of …

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Oh dear… new SimCity patch makes everything worse

It’s one thing to release a game that’s single player experience requires always-online DRM and then have those same always-on servers crash soon after launch, but it’s another thing entirely to release game breaking patches that were supposed to fix everything weeks after launch. That’s the situation EA, Maxis and …

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Info Security Europe kicks off in London

As technology permeates every corner of the planet, so the threat of significant security attacks grows. Articles that run on world famous newspapers like the New York Times, result in massive hacks into every PC owned by that organisation – within 24 hours. It’s a very serious world and security …

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Fancy a pizza? Order it from your Xbox, with Kinect

Pizza Hut has introduced a new app for the Xbox 360, which allows users to order pizzas online and even design their own custom toppings with the use of Kinect. Whether this will evolve into some sort of social-network mini-game remains to be seen, but it does sound intriguing. “We’re …

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Live action GTA V trailer in the works

Some images have shown up online for a supposed live-action trailer of Rockstar’s upcoming GTA V game, featuring crashed cars, destroyed environments and all the sort of mayhem you’d expect from a game in the GTA series – apart from cops getting shot with rocket launchers that is. The following …

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Sega Pluto prototypes rediscovered

Some of the rarest video games, consoles and accessories are prototypes that never made it into full production. Finding them in the wild is nearly impossible as they’re usually in the basement/attic of a previously fired and (at the time) disgruntled employee, who decided they would take the latest and …

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Twitter music app now available

Ok so I said last week that the Twitter music app was going to launch over the first Coachella weekend. My bad. In all fairness though, everyone else said that it was going to, so at least a lot of us were wrong. That said, the Twitter music app is …

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Bioshock and Tomb Raider – big sellers in US

Bioshock and Tomb Raider have sold well in the United Kingdom, and the same sales pattern has been mirrored in America. Interestingly the Xbox 360 is also the best selling console, which is now a record 27 months. The NPD numbers show that Bioshock Infinite has taken the top position …

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PhysX gets new outing in Hawken

Hawken is a free to play first person shooter, featuring giant mechanical walker bots, that players pilot and shoot at one another with. In the latest trailer from Nvidia, the developers show off what new effects have been added to the game with the inclusion of more advanced PhysX features. …

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