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Battlefield 4 multiplayer maps and modes available day one

DICE, shortly after revealing the new improvements to its Battlelog, has now dished out more information. This time its about the multiplayer experience we can expect on day one, with multiplayer maps and modes being announced. Returning modes will include; Conquest Team Deathmatch Rush Squad Deathmatch Domination With two new modes: …

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Microsoft bringing fitness to the Xbox one

Microsoft is looking to keep its customers in shape with its new fitness app, developed for the Xbox one. All Xbox live gold subscribers will have access to the app, which uses the Kinect sensor to keep you on track with exercise programmes such as: INSANITY and P90x. With many …

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Current PS4 pre-orders confirmed for Christmas delivery

Last week we reported that there may not be enough PlayStation 4 stock to go around, causing shortages for months after release. However, Sony has come out to reassure customers that they will get their PS4’s before Christmas. Fergal Gara, Managing Director of Sony UK stated: “Everyone who has put …

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What good do games do? KG reader stories

There’s been a lot of negative talk from the mainstream press again lately, on the subject of videogames and particularly, videogame violence. Once again it’s been rolled out as the bane of modern society, much like dance clubs, video nasties and rock and roll were used as scapegoats before it. …

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Valve announces hardware beta testing

Earlier this week Valve announced the Steam OS. That however, was just the beginning. Today beta testing for Valve’s ‘Steam Machines’ was announced and you can be a part of it. To become eligible for beta participation you must follow these steps: Join the Steam Universe community group Agree to …

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Rockstar releases GTAV soundtrack

Rockstar isn’t done making money just yet, after earning more than $1 billion in its first week and making Grand Theft Auto V the fastest selling game of all time, its only right to release the soundtrack. ‘The Music of Grand Theft Auto V Collection’ spans across three albums with …

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This is what the PS4 sounds like when it starts up

Has the release of the next-gen got you all excited for the new developments in graphics, connectivity and gameplay? Don’t be so dull, there’s more to it than that: like how the consoles sounds when you hit the on button. With that in mind, here’s a PS4’s start beep. [yframe …

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IMessenger unofficially comes to Android

Have you recently switched over from IOS and found yourself lost without IMessenger? Well there is an app now in the Google Play store that can emulate the experience and connect to your Apple ID. However, there is a compromise: your security and privacy. This app has been a bit …

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Battlefield 4 will include in game Battlelog

DICE has released details of its new and improved Battlelog system. Battlefield 3 had you exiting the game and returning to a webpage every time you wanted to change multiplayer servers or play some campaign on your own for a while; it was a confusing and unnecessary experiment. However, now Battlelog …

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Project Reality will become a standalone title

Project Reality, a mod that took eight years of hard labour on various game engines to create, is now set to grow from a simple mod to a whole standalone title focusing on realism, immersion and teamwork. All too often those types of shooters end up being tactless affairs with …

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What good do games do? Send us your stories

Despite the near universal praise of GTA V and its rampant success, there’s been a few kill joys in the media that decided to take it upon themselves to bad mouth the game and the industry, by suggesting that violent games breed real world violence. Myself and Carl covered some …

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Kim DotCom prize pool now over $22,000 worth

Tech entrepreneur and internet mogul, Kim Dotcom, recently announced that between 28th and 29th September, at the Digital Nationz show – New Zealand’s first digital entertainment expo – he would play 100 people at Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3 and for every person he beats, he’d donate $100 to …

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GTA is the biggest entertainment product ever

If you’ve been keeping even a lazy eye on the gaming press headlines for the past couple of weeks, you’ll have noticed that GTA V has been kind of a big deal. It’s been hyped, raised controversy, but most crucially for Rockstar and its publisher Take Two, it’s sold a …

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The Steam universe is expanding in 2014

Last week Gabe Newell hinted at a steam box announcement sometime soon. Now there is a website with space for three clocks, the first countdown has already begun, and it ends in 32 hours at time of writing. The signs pointing towards a console announcement are strong, the url ends …

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