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Grand Theft Auto 5: to be biggest in series

Kitguru Gaming has been releasing information on the upcoming GTA5 as we get it, but the announcement yesterday points out that fans are in for a treat. The game, which is now penciled in to arrive next Spring is said to be groundbreaking. Rockstar issued an announcement yesterday saying that …

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Will Furby be the big kids tech-gift for Xmas?

While ‘wee-tee-kah-wah-tee’ won’t mean a great deal to most of you, over 40 million people across the world have a fair chance of knowing that it means, “Sing me a song”. To put that number in perspective, it’s around the same as the number of people on the planet who …

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Microsoft sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades, says Ballmer

Steve Ballmer

Current CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, has announced that over four million Windows 8 upgrades have been sold already. His follow up statement said that the interest in the new operating system had been “stunning.” This announcement was made at Microsoft’s Build Developer’s conference at the company’s main campus in …

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Increased Hacker Interest in SQL Injection Attacks

Imperva, Inc. today released its October Hacker Intelligence Initiative report, “Monitoring Hacker Forums,” its second annual analysis of a large hacker forum containing roughly 250,000 members. Imperva has detected a black market for social network fraud.  In addition, about one third of discussions in the hacker forum focused on training …

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GTA V delayed for PC?

GTA V Poster

While players of previous generation GTAs will have somewhat expected it, new evidence has appeared that suggests the PC version of Grant Theft Auto 5 will be delayed beyond the release of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game. Over at NeoGaff, one of the forum members managed …

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Square Enix is tracking gamers play styles

Tracking

It’s becoming an increasing trend in gaming, that not only do publishers and developers want you to buy their new releases, but they want to know how you play them. They aren’t asking for that information either, they’re taking it and that’s just what Square Enix has been doing with …

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How many hours went into testing Windows 8?

Windows 8

While I’m sure many of you will immediately jump to the smart ass answer of “not enough,” the actual figure for the man hours put into testing Windows 8 is quite staggering. The one that came out of Microsoft today during its official launch event for the new operating system, …

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First GTA V artwork released

GTA V

The first artwork for Grand Theft Auto V has been released by Rockstar and true to tradition it’s done in the same cartoonish style we’ve seen in the past. It comes with the promise from the developer that there will be: “lots of info coming next month,” and a warning …

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Asus launches ET2300 All-in-One for Windows 8

While PC users across the globe will be complaining bitterly about the Windows 8 interface change, there’s no doubt that it will work wonders for tablet and other touch screen users. Asus already has a brand new product ready for your special touch. KitGuru gives its dirty fingers a good …

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Would you watch a movie about a video game character?

Of Course

We’ve had movie adaptations of video games before: Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Pokemon, Street Fighter, DOA, Mortal Kombat; and they’re all pretty horrible. However unless you’re a fan of Press Start – and even that’s about a video game-like universe – then you probably haven’t seen a movie about an …

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Weak consoles blamed for stagnantion of gaming market

If there’s one thing making the hardware market stagnate, it’s the gaming console. That’s according to you, the KitGuru reader. Without amazing new games coming through in droves, where’s the drive to buy new hardware? KitGuru’s loyal followers lay the blame at the collective doors of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. …

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8% of Android apps leaking personal details

Scientists have tested 13,500 Android applications and they have found that around 8 percent of them are failing to protect bank account and social media login information. The disturbing findings have highlighted that the software is failing to implement standard protection routines allowing ‘man in the middle’ attacks to reveal …

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Bioshock Infinite gameplay video released

One of the most awaited games – Bioshock Infinite has received a new gameplay trailer which should excite the masses of people who have been waiting patiently for the game to be released. Irrational Games were meant to release this game in October but the game has been delayed to …

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Valve creates Greenlight concept section

Greenlight

Perhaps to counter the fact that many of the first 10 games that the Steam community gave the ‘Greenlight’ to were unfinished, Valve has implemented a split in the way games are shown on the crowd voting platform. Now titles that are finished will have their own sections, while unfinished …

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Kaspersky warns of targeted Cyberbomb MiniFlame threat

Most of KitGuru’s readers are probably not schooled in the whole art of nuclear warfare – which is a good thing. Those who grew up prior to the eighties would have been presented with many documentaries on the threat posed by the USSR and its advanced nuclear weapons programmes. Reading …

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Pirate Party speaks out on Gary McKinnon extradition block

Wargames

Leader of the UK’s Pirate Party, Loz Kaye, has been speaking out about the extradition of hacker Gary McKinnon, after it was blocked yesterday by home secretary Theresa May. As you might imagine, he’s pleased. “Today’s decision is welcome, if long overdue. It’s frankly a scandal that Gary McKinnon has been …

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Mike singleton passes away, tributes pour in

Mike Singleton

One of the iconic heads of British game development in the 80s, for platforms like the Sinclair ZX81 and ZX Spectrum, Mike Singleton, perhaps most well known for games like Lords of Midnight and Midwinter, has passed away, prompting heaps of tributes from fellow developers and fans alike. The tweets …

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Microsoft issuing bans for Halo 4 pirates

Halo 4

Microsoft has announced that anyone found to have played the early release, pirated edition of Halo 4, will be given a lifetime Xbox Live ban. Some that have already played the game soon found themselves in receipt of an email from Microsoft that charged them with “prerelease title play.” Eurogamer …

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XBox Music set to launch

Prepare for a revolution. Sit down, strap in and get ready. Microsoft is on the verge of launching an amazing new system that will, wait for it, allow you to listen to the music you want, when you want and where you want. Wow. KitGuru finds a cool, dark room …

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PETA vs Pokemon

Pokemon Black and Blue

If you put Pokemon in the context of the real world, it would be a horribly cruel place to live: capturing animals and forcing them to fight till they pass out. Of course thankfully we can differentiate that it’s a game and that just because Pikachu can take a few …

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Could gamers be the next-gen security experts?

Jurassic Park

While we’re used to seeing Hollywood depict hacking and computer access as some sort of 3D world to be explored, whether it’s in Tron, or Jurassic Park, those seemingly ridiculous scenarios might actually be closer to computer security of the future than we might think. Traditionally, security officials spend their time looking …

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Does gaming make you a bad politician?

WoW Rogue

Being a gamer might not affect your actual skillset as far as being a politician goes, but it certainly seems to be giving ammunition to the opponents of one US democratic candidate. Colleen Lachowicz, who is trying to be elected as a member of the senate, is being attacked for …

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