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Is Portal 2 the best game, ever ?

Portal 2 has caused quite a stir since it was released, with critics claiming it is one of the best PC games this year. Metacritic, which averages all the scores of many sites online, has it showing as a 95% rated game. Gaming sites such as Destructoid have given it …

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Hacker pleads guilty to $36M credit card theft

Credit card hacker Rogelio Hackett Jr has pleaded guilty to a nine year long computer hacking operation that has generated tens of millions in fraudulent credit card charges. Hackett, a 26 year old who lives in Georgia, USA pleaded guilty in a Virginia federal court on Thursday, and according to …

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Have anonymous attacked Sony PSN again?

The Sony Playstation Network has had an outage today and rumours are rife that the online gaming service has been the victim of a DDOS attack from ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous. Many users across Europe and America have been reporting problems logging into the Playstation Network in the last 24 hours. …

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Valve come under flak for Portal 2 DLC charges

Portal 2 has already been warmly received, with initial reviews highlighting fantastic game play with a stellar updated engine. Sadly, the user community haven’t been too enamored with all of the downloadable content available which totals extra charges of over $80. Gamers generally love downloadable addon’s for their games because …

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Are you helping to unlock Portal 2 early?

For the handful of people who still aren’t aware, Valve have been involved in a rather cool marketing twist, before the Portal 2 launch. If people play any of 13 selected games, they can help unlock Portal 2 early via Steam. Portal 2 is one of the most awaited games …

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Google’s WebP ‘Jpeg killer’ embraced by Opera

Opera have released a new version of their browser – V11.10, otherwise known as ‘Barracuda’. This improves the speed of the Turbo traffic compression service and expands the SpeedDial interface to provide quick access to an unlimited number of sites. Barracuda is now available for Windows, Linux and the Macintosh …

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Another hole in Flash open to hack attack

Hackers are exploiting an unpatched bug in Flash Player, according to Adobe themselves. The firm has said that the vulnerability could cause a crash and allow a hacker to tack control of an affected system. The CVE-2011-0611 bug is causing problems for Adobe as it is currently being exploited. A …

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Angry Bird tops Appy Awards in London

Angry Birds and Facebook were the winners at last night’s Appy Awards in London. More than 30,000 people voted for 50 applications nominated across 10 categories. The winner, Angry Birds has been one of the biggest selling games of the year and it has been released on almost every platform …

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Women getting hooked on internet porn

According to reports, many women are getting hooked on internet porn as a way of dealing with anxiety. Quit Porn Addiction, one of the UK’s main porn counselling services said that one in three clients are struggling with their own porn use. Founder and counsellor Jason Dean said that there …

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Firefox 5 due for June ’11 release

Mozilla are pushing out software faster than people can download it. Latest information released indicates that Mozilla have set a more aggressive timetable that may see Firefox 5 being released by June 21st. The documentation says “In general, each stage of the process (and activity pertaining to a particular version) …

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Microsoft to patch 64 vulnerabilities

Microsoft had a relatively easy March, having just three bulletins fixing four vulnerabilities. April is a different story, with 17 bulletins being issued, with 64 different vulnerability fixes. This ties with the ‘most bulletins’ since December 2010 and takes the top position for the number of flaws fixed. Nine bulletins …

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Anonymous strike out against Sony: websites get hit

Anonymous, renowned hacktivist group have announced a war against Sony, and they appear to have struck the first blow already. They announced on Sunday that Sony’s legal actions against hacker Geohot and their other corporate behaviours “have been deemed an unforgivable offense against free speech and internet freedom.” They have …

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Microsoft include ribbon interface in Windows 8

Microsoft are set to unify the appearance of their products, if the leaked screenshots of Windows 8 are anything to go by. New images of the operating system, such as the welcome screen highlight the Windows Phone 7 lock screen, while new navigation techniques used in Office 2010 look to …

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Tt eSports European Cup launched

Europeans are a competitive bunch. Each and every country – no matter how large or small – wants the chance to prove that it is superior to its neighbours. Today sees the launch of the Tt eSports European Cup tournament for Call of Duty 4. Let the competition for Euro-superiority …

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