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HMV to drop pre-owned game sales

One of the hottest points of contention between developers, gamers and store owners over the past few years, has been the sale of pre-owned games. Developers say they take money out of the industry, gamers say they allow them to buy new games since they know they can get trade-in …

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Games with Gold is ‘fundamentally different’ to PS+

SXSW was on this weekend and Microsoft Sudios Vice President, Phil Spencer, was in attendance speaking about Xbox’s Games with Gold program that launched last year. During his speech, Spencer noted that Microsoft’s program is supposed to be “fundamentally different” to PS+. Playstation + offers subscribers an instant library of …

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Titanfall live action content in the works

As if the launch of Titanfall tomorrow (in the US, Friday here) wasn’t a big enough event in itself, it looks like Respawn has teamed up with Playfight, the visual FX studio that brought us Kickstarter success story Video Game Highschool, to deliver some live action Titanfall content. It’s not …

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Mario Kart 8 limited edition revealed

Yesterday Nintendo announced the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition bundle, the announcement was made through a new video on the Nintendo UK YouTube channel which showcases exactly what is included in the £60 collectors edition. The main addition to the bundle is the spiny shell which will arrive on a …

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Thermaltake launches Luxa 2 Groovy T Boom Box

Thermaltake is continuing to push its Luxa 2 audio division, with the release of a new portable speaker called the GroovyT Magic Boom Box. It’s a small form factor, mobile audio device that breaks the chain of cables and wireless connectivity, by requiring none of that to amplify your smartphone’s …

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There will be a ‘The Last of Us’ live-action movie

Over the years Hollywood has become increasingly interested in the world of video games with many major franchises being considered for theatrical release and now, The Last of Us is one of them. According to Deadline, Sony subsidiary, Screen Gems, will be creating the film while the game’s Creative Director, Neil …

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Watch Dogs finally has a release date

Watch Dogs is finally coming out after its unexpected and abrupt delay back in October last year. A leaked trailer suggests that Ubisoft is ready to promote pre-orders again while it’s confirmed that the game will finally fall in to the hands of gamers on the 27th of May. Originally …

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Homeworld HD renamed to Homeworld Remastered

With THQ’s scattering to the four winds, its developer studios going one way and IPs another, it seemed unlikely that we’d ever get another Homeworld sequel or reboot. Fortunately though, despite not having anything to do with the creators, Relic Games – now owned by Sega – Gearbox announced soon …

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Kaspersky: 900 hidden online resources are active on Tor daily

Kaspersky Labs has been closely monitoring the Tor network for some time now and believes that as more people and services make use of it, the cyber criminal element is growing. While the Tor infrastructure isn’t remotely on the same scale as the conventional internet, Kaspersky’s experts still managed to …

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Here’s the Titanfall launch trailer

With the release of Titanfall just six days away in the US (and nine here in the UK), Respawn has gone ahead and debuted the launch trailer, showing not only some more of the frantic action that we’ve come to expect from the game’s multiplayer mode, but also a hint …

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Sony PS4 sales surpass six million units worldwide

Sony Computer Entertainment on Tuesday announced that shipments of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles had surpassed six million units, making it one of the fastest selling Sony system ever. The number significantly exceeds the amount that the company planned to sell this fiscal year and demonstrates tremendous interest towards …

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Xbox Live to come to Android and iOS?

Microsoft has Xbox Live features included in the Windows Phone OS,  in-fact, you can even earn achievements for your account on some mobile games but now the company wants to make Xbox Live cross platform by bringing the functionality to Android and iOS devices. Some details of the plan were …

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Riot debuts Team Builder beta

Riot Games first talked about the much requested Team Builder feature in League of Legends back in October last year, but it’s taken until today for it to open the tool up for public beta testing. It’s available to try for the next two days and will allow players to …

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Steam users can now share games

Valve finally opened up Steam’s family sharing feature to all users this weekend, gamers can now give up to five accounts access to their libraries on ten separate devices. However, it’s not as simple as typing in a Steam username and giving them access, you will have to log on …

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