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New Xbox 360 dashboard scheduled for Nov 25th

Microsoft have plans to launch the new Xbox 360 dashboard on November 25th, according to reports on GigaOM. The major update will be based around ‘LakeView’ which is a modified version of Microsoft’s Silverlight development framework. This will include Kinect’s voice recognition and gesture control. This new dashboard will also …

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Gaming at KitGuru: weekly roundup

This is another news update from KitGuru Gaming! We attended PlayStation Access. There, we had an opportunity  to play Dark Souls and GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. And rave a little bit. Find our impressions below: News: Global Ops: Commando Libya – A genuine representation of the conflict, or a quick attempt …

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Dungeon & Dragons released on Facebook

Those of you who like gaming online may like the idea of playing Dungeons and Dragon’s via Facebook. This is the latest step in Facebook’s strategy of becoming the ‘one stop for all’, when online. The first name in roleplaying games is taking another step in its storied pop culture …

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Microsoft under fire from Linux Audience: Windows 8

It seems every story this week has centered around litigation issues. This time its Microsoft in the spotlight as another antitrust case could be in the making, regarding the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Linux users have already been airing their opinions about Windows 8, especially the secure booting feature. …

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Gaming at KitGuru: weekly roundup

This is another (not so) regular gaming news update from KitGuru Gaming. Last week, we went to Eurogamer! It was fantastic, with more games on show than ever before. We already have some juicy stories on the Gaming section of Kitguru, and more are coming. Here’s what has been happening …

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Windows 8: reasons why you might love it

You can’t escape news this week without hearing something about the new, upcoming Microsoft operating system, Windows 8. Very few people have had a chance to play with the operating system, and even few own a beta copy. Unless you fancy parting with a few thousand bucks for one of …

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Flash Player 11 and Air 3 launched by Adobe

Adobe have announced new software updates today in the shape of Flash Player 11 and Air 3. This is to aid software developers to build new applications with many new features in the deskop and mobile market. These new software releases are major announcements for Adobe and will be freely …

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Google support devs for move to Ice Cream Sandwich

Google have some zany naming conventions for versions of their Android Operating Systems, and while the upcoming ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ release is still 4 weeks away, they are already preparing developers for the update. Google have updated their official Android developers blog page, instructing their partners on how to update …

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Gaming at KitGuru: weekly roundup

Good morning/day/evening! This is another regular gaming news update from KitGuru Gaming. Here’s what has been going on last week: News: Dragon Age II: a whole lot of stuff in October – A web mini-series and a DLC, sharing a character played by Felicia Day. Portal: free to download until 20/09 …

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Windows 8 ‘sign in’ will offer extras

Windows 8 is just around the corner, and the hype is beginning to build. According to reports, Windows 8 will prompt every user to sign in with a Microsoft online account, which will link the computer to your own personalised account on the Microsoft servers. While it sounds like a …

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‘Machinarium’ to support iPad 2, not iPad

One of the finest independent games is finally to hit the Apple tablet. Bad news however for owners of the original iPad as the developer Amanita Design are claiming that it won’t be supported. According to their comments, the original iPad doesn’t have enough memory, and the processor struggles to …

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Template Monster survey explorers browser habits

The stunning simplicity of working with Template Monster product reminds you of first time you saw sliced bread, round wheels or the Facebook. The idea is so obvious that it is painful. Smart folks develop thousands of working web site templates and then make them available for a handful of …

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Steam offers refunds for From Dust due to DRM issues

Gaming Editor Emma Boyes has written up an interesting article regarding the DRM on popular indie game ‘From Dust’. According to her report, people are being offered refunds if they are unhappy with the system in place. “Gamers were in uproar when they downloaded Ubisoft’s god game From Dust only …

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Firefox to ditch version numbers: debate rages

Firefox, the geeks favourite browser is set to remove version numbers from upcoming versions. Asa Dotzler, a director in the company has explained the reasons why they are moving to a ‘non version’ related browser. He said in a thread on the mozilla.dev.usability discussion group “We’re moving to a more …

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Playstation 3 price drops in US to $249

Gamespot have published an article detailing the first day at Gamescom. They detail that the PlayStation Vita is going to be launched in Japan later this year, with Europe and North America releases in 2012. They also discuss an upcoming price drop. Gamespot have listed the event in a time …

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