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Microsoft buys Xbone.com domain, admits its not a fan

In an effort to corral any further hate against its upcoming Xbox One console into a more manageable state, Microsoft has purchased the Xbox One domain name, Xbone.com, for an undisclosed sum. At the same time, Major Nelson admitted that he’s not a fan of the nickname. Not at all. …

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Great gamers raise $6.4 million for charity

Gamers are a good lot. Really, we are. For all the media that paint us as rabid killing machines going through digital training before going on a rampage, we’re generally good people who like to play games. Just because it’s Call of Duty or League of Legends instead of checkers …

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PS4 controller may work on PC

We’re a couple days late to the party on this one, but guys, it looks quite likely that Sony’s upcoming Dual Shock 4 controllers for the PlayStation 4, could be compatible with Windows, potentially letting you use the touchpad as a mouse – making this a very attractive proposition for …

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Battlefield 4 minimum specs revealed

Is your PC Battlefield 4 ready? It better be if you want to continue calling yourself part of the PC gaming “master race,” and I know you love doing that. Still, you won’t need anything too hectic to just get this game to run, even if the OS recommendation is …

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Tower Jam aims to sing songs of unsung heroes

Game jams are all the rage these days, whether it’s a MoJam, a MolyJam or a Boob Jam, all of them designed to offer us games based around something a bit different. Often it’s simply titles created in short periods of time, but they’re often built around a central theme, …

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Xbox One leak shows multitasking dashboard UI

A new video has popped up online which reportedly shows the new Xbox One dashboard and its multitasking capabilities. Jackson Carter on Youtube has uploaded a 2 minute video which shows the Xbox One dashboard, still in beta. Microsoft have not yet officially highlighted any videos of the user interface …

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Microsoft’s new Xbox reward system explained

Confused about how the world will continue to spin on its axis without Microsoft points? So are many other Xbox gamers, but don’t stay out in the cold, come over by the fire and we’ll tell you all about the new reward scheme Microsoft is cooking up. In this brave …

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Rockstar wants retailers to delay shipping GTA V

In an effort to prevent people getting their hands on GTA V before it’s official release date, Rockstar has asked retailers to delay shipping the game until the day before: 16th September. UK retailer GAME however, has said that while it will abide by the shipping request, it will begin …

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Team Meat linked with strange, horror ARG

Like yourself a good alternate reality game do you? Well there’s a new one on the loose, linked with Indie developer Team Meat, though the duo behind the studio say they only helped out setup a strange and creepy booth at the recent PAX Prime. The booth in question, was …

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The Xbox One CPU just got 150MHz faster

It was only a few weeks ago that we reported on how the Xbox One GPU had been given a 53MHz speed boost, when it was found that the next-gen machine’s thermal profile could handle it, so today must be Christmas (or my birthday… really) because today we’re bringing more …

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Xbox One will support eight controllers

Microsoft has announced that its next-gen console, the Xbox One, will support as many as eight separate controllers; which considering each of them will cost around £50 a piece, that’s £400 you can look forward to spending just on controllers! This is however, a significant anti-upper on every other console …

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Stream Spotify to your speakers with new hardware

Spotify is looking to make itself wirelessly accessible to your speakers, with its new Spotify Connect service. Understandably, hardware partners have been keen to sign up and there’s already as many as ten beavering away on the next-generation of speakers, that’s wirelessly ready to receive Spotify’s streams. To make the …

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GAME offering big cash trade-ins for next-gen upgrade

Despite all the hate for Microsoft’s next-gen system, I’m sure there’s a few of you who are interested in its boxy corners, the persistent eye of the Kinect camera and its unswappable hard drive. Likewise Sony fans must be eagerly rubbing their hands together, waiting for that day in November …

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